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Getting to Know You; July 2020 by TaleSpinner

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7 hours ago, TaleSpinner said:

July 3: What job/chore do you dread having to do?

 

Nothing really although there's some I seem to put off if I can. Mostly things the wife feels are super important. ::P: Having to do some of the vet related stuff I have done with cattle puts a different perspective on normal chores. 

 

8 hours ago, Corsair said:

Question for July 3, sorry US based today, Are you planning on finding someplace doing fireworks this year?

 

My wife has a fireworks fetish so we try to seem them when we can. On Canada Day I was lucky that the next town over does a nice show most years so we didn't travel far. Before she had her PR (like US green card) and couldn't travel stateside we even drove to the border and watched the fireworks at the nearest town from there. With the current virus situation and having just seen some we won't be crossing the border this year.

 

6 hours ago, Corsair said:

I hate cleaning gutters.

 

I've got a clogged drain on our that I can't get cleaned out. Need to pull it apart but it's hard to get a ladder to stand straight at that corner and I keep putting it off. Doesn't help that we've been getting a fair bit of rain every few days lately. The other side of the house had big wads of sprouting tree seeds clogging the downspout but it was easy to scoop out.

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1 hour ago, Cranky Dog said:

Though the season for that chore is done, I have one that every Canadian knows well and hates.

 

Clearing the snow and ice off of your vehicle. Your fingers are never warm enough when you do it; snow gets in your pockets; scraping the windows takes for ever. Oh, and it's very likely that it's *still* snowing and blowing wind!

 

You can get other people to shovel a driveway around the car, but the car itself is your job. I've had days where I had to clear the car multiple times as I was shopping and doing groceries at multiple locations while it was still snowing.

I hear you on that one...  I had totally forgotten about such, and our new work trucks have insanely HUGE windshields for some reason Ford decided was necessary.  But yeah, slushy snow is the worst for such, because you go in to deliver to one customer, get back out and have to spend two minutes scraping your windshield off again!

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11 hours ago, Corsair said:

Question for July 3, sorry US based today, Are you planning on finding someplace doing fireworks this year?

We already had Canada Day fireworks (not the city, random people were shooting them off in the city). Plus some yahoo decided that shooting them at 3:46 in the morning was a good idea (alcohol and/or stupidity was probably involved).

 

10 hours ago, TaleSpinner said:

July 3: What job/chore do you dread having to do?

Wearing pants.

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20 hours ago, Corsair said:

Question for July 3, sorry US based today, Are you planning on finding someplace doing fireworks this year?

If there are any within walking distance, maybe. Otherwise, no. While the show itself is usually pretty cool, I hate having to deal with all the traffic.

 

19 hours ago, TaleSpinner said:

July 3: What job/chore do you dread having to do?

Mowing the lawn. When I finally have my own place, I'm ripping up the grass and putting in rock/flower/vegetable gardens.

 

17 hours ago, TGP said:


 

(If only we could get somebody at a lawnmower company to design a radio Controller Operated lawnmower. Like a drone, but with wheels, and blades... :ph34r: ) 

They do make Roomba style lawn mowers. They're kinda stupidly expensive, though.

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19 hours ago, TaleSpinner said:

July 3: What job/chore do you dread having to do?

 

I can't think of any chore that I actually dread.  I'm not fond of doing any of them (they are chores after all), but it's just a general "I'd rather be painting minis" kind of feeling.

 

12 hours ago, Cranky Dog said:

Though the season for that chore is done, I have one that every Canadian knows well and hates.

 

Clearing the snow and ice off of your vehicle. Your fingers are never warm enough when you do it; snow gets in your pockets; scraping the windows takes for ever. Oh, and it's very likely that it's *still* snowing and blowing wind!

 

You can get other people to shovel a driveway around the car, but the car itself is your job. I've had days where I had to clear the car multiple times as I was shopping and doing groceries at multiple locations while it was still snowing.

 

I can't speak for Canadians, but for my fellow Americans I have solved this problem by parking in my garage.  It is quite nice to just get in my car and head out while I laugh at my neighbors that park outdoors. :devil: Also, remote start.  Giving the car a five minute head start while I'm getting ready to leave work does wonders for loosening up whatever is frozen to it.

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21 hours ago, Corsair said:

Question for July 3, sorry US based today, Are you planning on finding someplace doing fireworks this year?

 

I might go up onto the roof to watch them tonight, but honestly, there have been so many for the past month+ that it hardly seems worth it.

 

20 hours ago, TaleSpinner said:

July 3: What job/chore do you dread having to do?

Bleaching the bathroom. Inevitably I end up smelling of bleach for the rest of the day.

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1 hour ago, Auberon said:

I can't speak for Canadians, but for my fellow Americans I have solved this problem by parking in my garage.  It is quite nice to just get in my car and head out while I laugh at my neighbors that park outdoors. :devil: Also, remote start.  Giving the car a five minute head start while I'm getting ready to leave work does wonders for loosening up whatever is frozen to it.

 

At least out here on the east coast of Canada, the vast majority of people never put their normal everyday car in the garage.  Garages are for bicycles, firewood, lawnmowers, snowblowers, jet skis, motorcycles, special cars, tires, tools, kids toys, etc.  But not your everyday car...

Not really sure why, but its how I was raised.  We have a two car garage, but all 4 cars are in the driveway.....  my summer car goes into the garage for winter storage, but that's generally the only time.  I might take the cars in the change tires in the fall if I have it cleaned up enough, before storing the summer car.

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6 minutes ago, TaleSpinner said:

July 4: What is your favorite thing about living where you do?

 

The small town feeling. My city really isn't very tiny, but it has that magical, small-towny feeling for some reason. I really love that.

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21 minutes ago, TaleSpinner said:

July 4: What is your favorite thing about living where you do?

 

 

I like that it's a big enough city to have big city conveniences, but not a big enough city to have too many big city problems. 

 

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22 hours ago, TaleSpinner said:

July 3: What job/chore do you dread having to do?

First level phones for IT tech support. 

Glad I can laugh at anyone who suggests that now. I still get the jitters when my work phone rings. People who know me know you need to text me before you call unless its a real emergency.

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1 hour ago, TaleSpinner said:

July 4: What is your favorite thing about living where you do?

Quiet little town with decent school system.  And It's 30 minutes away from everything.

 

Of course, the downside is that it's 30 minutes away from everything.  But on the whole, it's more positive than negative.

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1 hour ago, TaleSpinner said:

July 4: What is your favorite thing about living where you do?

 

I get to experience all four seasons, though I'll admit summer and winter are my least favorites due to the chance of temperature extremes (winter wasn't bad this year, but summer is being fairly miserable).

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2 hours ago, TaleSpinner said:

July 4: What is your favorite thing about living where you do?

 

That I'm employed here.  I moved here for a job.

But so far the place seems nice, has most everything, but isn't so big that it takes forever to get places.  And being on the coast the weather gets less extremes compared to the rest of the province.

 

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