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I haven't had to switch to readers yet, but I do have to take my glasses off to see anything up close now. I suspect my next prescription will be bifocals. Getting old was a terrible idea. 

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Announcing the arrival of Baby Hamster!

I said goodbye to Lucy this afternoon. It was time. She went peacefully.   She was a good girl.

The lovely piece I commissioned from @kristof65's wife arrived safely!            EDIT: This picture doesn't show it, but some of the glass pieces are iridescent.  

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Well we came up with a solution to my issues.

Mini-spawn is going back to in-person school.  We managed a year of remote schooling but it has just become unworkable. 

 

Spoke with the principle today - the local Elementary has had no active cases and about 95% of the staff has at least once vaccination dose. 

the spread rates in the local area have been low, with 89 cases per 100,000 and about 2.5 % positivity.

 

It is amazing how much brighter my outlook is when I don't have have 5 hours of elementary school on my plate.  I can actually do fun things with her instead.

Like watching the mars landing and cheering at the TV. 

 

Its like a cloud of despair has lifted,  yes there is some guilt but when something goes this bad, change is the only solution. 

 

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23 minutes ago, Inarah said:

 

I got a pair just like that except mine are like 4.0.  Ugly as sin but they work. 

 

 

Yeah, the real Haldir would be in a squirrel suit.....

 

 

What can I say, it's my day off. Squirrels need at least 1 day of rest!

 

 

26 minutes ago, Crowley said:

Perseverance landed successfully on Mars!!

 

:bday::bday::bday:

 

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14 minutes ago, Loim said:

I haven't had to switch to readers yet, but I do have to take my glasses off to see anything up close now. I suspect my next prescription will be bifocals. Getting old was a terrible idea. 

 

My problem is up close, afar I'm fine. Which for hobby stuff, sucks big time. I tried applying a decal onto something yesterday & wow it was a task. I put on the magnification "eyes" & applied a different decal & it was fast & simple.

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32 minutes ago, Crowley said:

Perseverance landed successfully on Mars!!

 

:bday::bday::bday:

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21 minutes ago, Loim said:

I haven't had to switch to readers yet, but I do have to take my glasses off to see anything up close now. I suspect my next prescription will be bifocals. Getting old was a terrible idea. 

Hang in there, just went to tri-focals myself. Once things loosen up, maybe we can get together for some gaming!

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11 minutes ago, Corsair said:

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funny-nasa-insight-mars-landing-reaction

 

In all seriousness, I hope the rover provides us with numerous photos & info that the previous rover gave us & more.

 

 

LOL, went to wallyworld's site to see about ordering a couple more jeans, since locally you can't find my size & when I went up to the search bar it brought up my past searches. One of them was nitrile gloves, so I clicked that & came upon this:

 

 

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$2799.50 

List WAS $3499.38 

Only 5 left!

 

So anyone wanna go for a package deal?? :lol:

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53 minutes ago, haldir said:

My problem is up close, afar I'm fine. Which for hobby stuff, sucks big time. I tried applying a decal onto something yesterday & wow it was a task. I put on the magnification "eyes" & applied a different decal & it was fast & simple.

 

I've had terrible eyes since 3rd grade. My goggles have always been expensive and necessary. Last few years my eyesight has been creeping slowly better! Then last year I got presbyopia and had to go to progressive lenses which almost double the cost of my older glasses. Ouch. But at least I can do things. It was getting so I couldn't read or do anything up close. My optometrist had me trying contacts which I haven't worn in ages. I was on vacation wearing a set that I could see a fly a mile away. Couldn't hardly sign my name though.

 

Furnace on the farm tuned and running ok. It barely kept the house from freezing through the -30 last week. Leaking hot water heater in town patched up. Neither was what I'd planned on doing today but at least it seems successful. Now to go play a game with my oldest.

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6 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Lays down before the hearthfire, shoves the druid against his side and covers her with his tail.

Thank you. :wub: A warm, good nap does wonders.

 

2 hours ago, redambrosia said:

It’s been a difficult year.

Hugs hugs hugs, Red. It's been tough, and I'm so sorry.

 

48 minutes ago, Werkrobotwerk said:

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Honestly I'm just glad this wasn't the first thing the robot saw.

Oh man, Destiny was a ton of fun! I miss playing the second one, too.

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2 hours ago, Loim said:

I haven't had to switch to readers yet, but I do have to take my glasses off to see anything up close now. I suspect my next prescription will be bifocals. Getting old was a terrible idea. 

But it beats the alternative of waking up looking at the bottom side of grass.

GEM

 

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15 hours ago, Green Eyed Monster said:

Right now we are near the minimum in the cycle, where sunspot activity is at its lowest and the suns surface is at its lowest temp. This is the indication on the surface of the lower energy activity inside and the lower energy output impinging on planet earth. The low sunspot activity coincides with a reduction in the magnetic flux lines breaking the surface and the lower energy output.  Soon the cycle will begin to go up and we will see increased sunspot activity and magnetic flux lines, increased radio interference, and an uptick in energetic weather activities.  The arctic jet stream will stay farther north and our weather patterns will be under greater influence from the warmer oceanic upwellings due to the increased solar input.

And so the cycle will contine with fluctuations due to the nuclear furnace in the sky operating the way such things do, until that time when the mathematical balance goes off balance from the nuclear fuel cycle running its course and our sun turns into a red giant and finally a brown dwarf.

Actually....sunspots are the cooler areas of the sun, not the warmer areas.

 

 

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34 minutes ago, CaptainPete said:

I'm watching the 90s Addams Family movies. They're as good as I remember. And they have such healthy relationships.

Yes, my relationship with my brother was build on a mutual desire to end each other in the most gruesome way possible too :winkthumbs:

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