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Loree71
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2004 9:05:02 AM

This thread is for one thing and ONE THING only! This thread is to give support and encouragement to Docputer in his quest to stay smoke-free and lose fat!
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MadDogUSMC
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2015 1:28:57 AM

Doc...glad you got some rest buddy! Nobody can function without it!

grmoore...everyone says don't worry about Saturday, but I do!
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2015 11:29:30 PM


Well, lessee: "leavening products" ---- hmmmmm.....wassat? You mean like baking powder and stuff? Guess I'll never understand religions. Maybe I'll read up a little on Passover. Dunno much about that, either. Sure am glad Dropout Methodists don't have to worry much about what to eat when...or if.

Oh, well, I've had my fajita tacos and they were DELICIOSO!

Good night, all.
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2015 10:12:13 PM

And I am clearing my house of all leavening products. Two days until Passover, lots to do.
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Nope, I'm at the Bonested farm, not the Siddy of Detroit..
docputer
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G'day, all. (I'm in one of my Aussie moods.)

Kimbu was on her way to the grocery store when I saw your sister's recommendation, DickDood, so I asked her to check on the mag taurate. I already take calcium and magnesium, but it won't hurt to give the stuff a try, especially since I get free advice from a doctor. lol

DAY-yum! Wolf Brand Chili No Beans is WONDERFUL stuff! All you Yankees and Hyper-Yankees can just keep right on sticking your noses up at it --- all that does is help keep the prices down.

Well, lessee --- Geezer is playing with his balls; Joe-Joe the Limo Man is playing with his sto' in Tennessee; grmoore is looking for a basketball game or is AT one; WR-INC is drawing up plans, Blo is lurking (Hi, Blo...how's Lady Bigbottom nowadays? LOL LOL LOL, etc.); MadDog is killing himself taking 1000mg of aspire-EEN all the time (Don't DO that!); Psyd is trying to lure "fresh meat" to the Siddy of Dee-Troit; ChocolateFlush is probably on his WAY! (Dummy!); BayleeBug is probably tip-toeing through the SNOW; and FOF is nowhere to be found.

Oh, well....
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dickc49
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2015 11:38:31 AM

Good morning Doc,

Glad you like Lazarus. It can be a God send at times, and a nice shortcut at others. Hope Mama gets in the tub today and enjoys it. Know exactly what you mean about the tramadol. Take it myself for my back when it really gets me down. What my sister (an MD) recommended to me was an over the counter supplement called magnesium taurate. According to her, every single laxative you find on the market has magnesium something in it. Magnesium is one of the bodies lubricants. I find it helps move that cement quite well without causing the other result! I take two every evening.

Hope you still feel great today and have no after effects from your busy day yesterday.
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2015 11:07:19 AM

Greetings Doc, Baylee, Mindy, PayPump, Mick, WRINC, Joelimo, Geezer, Wack, MadDogUSMC, Loree71, Full of Fun, Chasms, blkvette00, Psycho Sid, & Others:

Happy Wednesday and April Fool's Day (as opposed to February Fool's Day, March Fool's Day, etc.) :)

Busy day today that started early with a call with the CDC office in Ethiopia. We solved several items so it was time well spent.

MadDog - true enough!

Dick - great information. I may have to try snow skiing sometime.

I'm working from home this morning and am off this afternoon call the GSU vs. Furman Softball doubleheader.

Rehearsal went well last night for our upcoming May 1 concert.

Off to continue the day.

Have a great day all!
docputer
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2015 9:34:41 AM


MadDog, I think maybe that's exactly what's happened. Last night, though, I went back to my old standard Tramadol with Tylenol (generic) and it worked fine....I really slept well. Oh, well, both of us are due to see the pain meds specialist again, soon, so maybe there's something else I can try. Trouble is, ALL of this stuff turns my gut into a Portland Cement mixer.

By the way, just CAN'T remember, but whoever it was that told me about that "Recover Form" download, THAT is a sure-enough WINNER! AMAZING how well it works. Right now I could "recover" stuff I did a week ago. Now I'm just wondering if it "globs up" my computer some way. Haven't notices a slowdown...but then I've got this thing juked to the fastest processor it'll take --- Intel i7 --- and 8 gigs of memory, so it's unlikely.

By the way, if ANY of you need a really decent i5 machine, PLEASE take a look at the one I have up on eBay. It looks as if it's going to go for nearly nothing, and that is a crying shame --- both for me and just in general:

Lenovo Thinkpad T510

Do remember I'll guarantee the machine for MY lifetime, anyway. MIGHT be a bargain! lol

Later, all....gotta have FOOD!
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joelimo
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2015 7:28:13 AM

G'mornin Doc,,,
WR,,,here's all kinds of freeware for it;;;

https://www.google.com/#q=freeware+to+draw+house+plans
WR-INC
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2015 6:07:06 AM

Good morning everyone,

With not a lot to do, I've been trying to draw a lot plan for the cabin in order to submit the necessary paperwork to Lakeshore Management. It's a one time project, so I'd prefer freeware or something cheap. Anyone have any ideas?
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2015 5:15:17 AM

I'm In Myrtle Beach, playing with my little white dimpled balls again. Y'know, this new iPhone I have is great and all, but it's real hard to use for posting.

Take it slow with that tub stuff, Doc. Don't overdo it.
MadDogUSMC
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2015 12:43:35 AM

Doc...hope you haven't built up a tolerance for the good stuff buddy. I had to switch to BC Arthritis....good for the pain but not good on the belly...it's 1000 mg of aspirin!

grmoore....guess we will see on Saturday......
docputer
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2015 10:51:59 PM


Dick, the new tub is in place and functional. It's just that nobody has got around to using it yet. I want to do a bit more trim work on my own first, especially putting in some new wall panels. I let the guy off easy on this by telling him I'll finish it myself. I will...but in my usual time. lol

Tomorrow, though, I think I'll see if I can get Mama to get in there and soak for a while, anyway. MAYBE. fIRST I'll put on the end and side trim panels and maybe put some plywood against the back wall.

Gotta hit the sack soon, though. I did sorta overdo things on that hill.

'Night.

'Night, Joseph.....Geezer....lurkers....etc..
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2015 7:15:37 PM

Choco, the ghetto could be one of the best experiences you'll ever have...especially in the Siddy of Detroit!

...*weg*..
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2015 7:03:11 PM

One of the most beautiful days I've seen since moving in in 2013. Temps in the 90s, but it feels like 79 or so, Slight breeze What more than a person can ask.

Sonny wants me to go to Detroit with him next week, but I've been reading Sid's weather comments. It's cold there. Why would I leave here, What's in Detroit that would lure me there?
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2015 11:27:51 AM

Good morning Doc,

Nice to hear you got out in the yard for a bit. Don't over do it! A little at a time to build back up. When is that tub going to be done today. This morning, afternoon, evening? Will be interested in how you and your wife like it.

GRMoore - Snow skis have steel edges for cutting into the snow and ice instead of those little fins. Instead of leaning back to balance the force of the tow rope, you lean forward to keep balanced against the force of gravity. Otherwise its not too different. New skiers who have no experience ever with any skiing take quite a few days to become proficient. Those who have either skated or water skied get a pretty good hang of it in under one day.
docputer
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'Morning. Got shocked out of bed by a locked-up left inner thigh. THAT is painful --- especially when it just goes on and on.

By the way, since it "came to me in a dream" --- LITERALLY --- I wish to state hereby and otherwise that wives are NEVER "inobedient." Lots of 'em are "UNobedient," but none are EVER "inobedient."

Don't ask me why --- or what difference it would make if you were married to an "ISIS" (..or "ISIL," if you happen to be highly paid by the givvermint) fellow, but that is the way it is.

....and personally, I wish more of them would become unobedient, 'cause there's no way those thugs could keep making babies if they kill all the UNobedient wives.

Much as they might love their donkeys, THAT just isn't going to work!

LOL LOL LOL, etc.

Do YOU say "ISIL"?
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2015 7:13:01 AM

Greetings Doc, Baylee, Mindy, PayPump, Mick, WRINC, Joelimo, Geezer, Wack, MadDogUSMC, Loree71, Full of Fun, Chasms, blkvette00, Psycho Sid, & Others:

Happy Tuesday! 44 degrees this morning. 2+ mile walk complete. I had to wear a fleece top this morning as it was a little breezy.

It rained pretty hard and steady during our morning commute but dissipated the closer we got to the city of Atlanta.

MadDog - true enough!

Doc - I also water skied a bit in my time but always wondered how easy it would be to snow ski - another thing I haven't done and not sure at my age I'll ever do it. One wonders about the absence of a fin (found on the water ski) - missing on the snow ski.

RJ Hunter, the star GSU junior guard and coach's son, has declared for the NBA draft. It didn't come as too much of a surprise as in spite of a few inconsistencies, he is probably ready and the time is ripe.

I have rehearsal this evening and will go over my piece to did a little deeper into a few sections. The concert will be on May 1st at 7:30p at Spivey Hall.

Off to start the day.

Have a great day all!
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2015 6:57:00 AM

Good morning everyone,

Haven't heard from my friend how the thawed the ground at the cabin has become.
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2015 6:11:48 AM

Ugh, (3) inches of wet HEAVY snow this AM on my venture to Flint.

The Zilwaukee Bridge was quite the challenge...
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2015 1:51:35 AM


MadDog, I have been feeling better. Fact is, I got out on the hill today and cut a bunch of sprouts that keep coming off the old trash trees that are so hard to get rid of out there. Got almost half of 'em cut. Kinda trashed me, too, but I made it. Only trouble is now my usual "good dope" isn't doing the whole job, so Idunno if I'll be able to sleep. Gonna give it a shot in a few, though.

But, yeah, things are looking better since the ablation thing, and I am very very thankful.

Good night, all.
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MadDogUSMC
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2015 12:52:42 AM

grmoore....I guess you can't undo what is done.....just hope that the Cats perform better. They have been playing like crap and getting by and sometimes destroying a team. If most teams shot like they did, they would be annihilated!

Doc...feeling any better buddy?
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2015 12:49:49 AM


BayleeBug, we're not doing away with anything, just adding the walk-in tub. We'll still have our corner shower with the lavatory on its right side and the toilet on the left. The new walk-in is now sitting against the former closet wall to the left of the toilet, with a divider between. And actually, since the weight of the water holds the door seal in place, these tubs rarely leak. Also, this one is a top-of-the-line brand for which I will be able to order the new trim parts I'll need because of some mishandling out in the garage.

Mama's gonna LOVE it!

Good night, all.
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2015 11:59:43 PM

Good evening!

Doc, it's been so lon since you began on your new-tub project that I've forotten what your previous plumbing was -- conventional tub, or shower? I've seen ads for the ones that open up along the side, but they would make me wonder how secure that seal is. So do tell when it's installed and working.
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2015 6:46:41 PM


Hey, all.

Well, Mr. Daniel will finish up the walk-in tub install tomorrow; then I guess I'll have to figure out how to "dress it in." Think I'll just get some Melamine panels for the side and ends and let it go at that for a while. Tired of having our daily routine scrambled. Mama doesn't do well when she misses a nap --- I don't do well when I'm denied "potty privileges" whenever I need/want them. lol

Dick, I don't have to brag to say that I was a pretty decent water skiier. In the beginning, believe it or not, we all learned to ski behind a 16-foot flat-bottom boat powered by a ten-horse Mercury Hurricane. lol Most of the time, actually, we were a half-foot deep in the water.

But FUN? You bet! I'll never forget it.

But I ALWAYS wanted to try snow skiing. Closest I ever came was during a trip to the top of Sandia Mountain near Albuquerque. I was all set to give it a shot, but at that altitude --- 10,300 feet as I remember, all I could do was hang on to every post I could find while gasping for breath. There's no way anybody could go off down a mountain without air!

By the way, I haven't ridden that tram up to the top of Sandia since then, and I've been back to ABQ lots of times. See, I'm a 600-foot kind of guy, and over 10,000 is like being on Mars!
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2015 11:56:35 AM

Forgot to mention I was able to get the lawn mowed last night before dark. The new machine worked well!
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2015 11:25:40 AM

Good morning Doc,

If you were a good water skier, there would have been a little to learning snow skiing, maybe a half a morning of adjusting to letting gravity take you instead of a boat. Then you would need to learn to stop, kind of like what a hockey player does to stop. Master that, and the rest would be very similar. Me thinks you would have liked it!

Had a rough day with Maine adaptive yesterday as my lesson was a cantankerous 69 Y/O stroke survivor. She just feels that she should be able to do everything she used to do, and she cannot. Its all the volunteers fault when she can't! Yesterday she had a really bad day and had trouble skiing at all. Kind of sad all in all. We did the best with her that we could.

My back is paying for that kindness today as I am on the heating pad trying to loosen all the accumulated stiffness. Man I hope it relaxes over the course of the day. Sometimes it can take a week or more to settle back in.

[Edited by: dickc49 at 3/30/2015 11:25:59 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2015 10:55:54 AM


'Morning, Glories!

I agree, grmoore: "Buy American" is pretty danged hard to do when half or more of the components in/on "American" brands come from some other country.

Then again, provided those folks don't suddenly decide to poison a few million of us some way --- which they could EASILY do, since even GARLIC is imported from China and other folks who hate our guts --- this kind of thing helps make the world a lot more stable, because the folks who're raking in the dough really DON'T want to irritate us enough to see their supplies of American dollars cut off --- even absolute FOOLS like the Iranians.

Then YET again, there are slugs like ISIS ("ISIL" if you're some sort of givvermint bigshot) who apparently just want to kill EVERYBODY, and they don't give a large rodent's rear about ANYthing else.

Wouldn't it be nice if they just settle for killing themselves --- I mean besides their inobedient wives and children, whom they already off on a regular basis?

Oh, well...don't want to lose all this again, so I'll quit now.
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2015 7:32:06 AM

Greetings Doc, Baylee, Mindy, PayPump, Mick, WRINC, Joelimo, Geezer, Wack, MadDogUSMC, Loree71, Full of Fun, Chasms, blkvette00, Psycho Sid, & Others:

Happy Monday! 55 degrees and now raining this morning. Just did get my walk/light run in this morning. I had a great walking pace going and my wife called me to say "Big rain coming!" I was about 10 minutes into my walk so I turned around and ran back to the house to get my big umbrella and then finished my walk. Fun times!

Doc - yeah, most Honda products are not made in the USA so the foreign made argument no longer is relevant. Further, I was always intrigued by the "big 3" carmakers always touting "Buy American" when the steel was procured from foreign sources. Most of the computer components in nearly every product that uses them, absolutely doesn't come from the U.S. What are you going to do? lol

MadDog - Yeah, I would have had little problem if Calipari had called as it truly happened. UK nearly got beat, and he absolutely should have said that. It sure would have been a better motivator to his kids than to be arrogant. Arrogance will get you beat. Getting calls is also not unique to UK; Duke and others over the years have received the "preferred" calls; it happens. ND played a good 37-38 minutes, but needed to play the full 40. Good luck to the Cats! It will be an interesting final 4 matchup.

GSU Softball lost the third game yesterday 8-3. Next game is a doubleheader on Wednesday starting at 3:00 pm. Yeah, Calipari.

Off to start the day.

Have a great day all!
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2015 7:17:12 AM

I chose the 18th (16:00-April) as my 'ice out' date this year. We'll see what happens with the warm weather moving in. I've never chosen a date even remotely close to win the 'big' cash! Ugh! My wife won two years though!

Oh well, as they say so much here in Minnesota, there's always next year!
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2015 6:58:51 AM

We seem to be in a slight warming trend for this week. We can't go up to the cabin this weekend, but if it continues through next week that weekend we could.
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2015 2:01:46 AM

Doc....Not going to disagree with you....just glad we won.....there were times in the past where we got screwed but we overcame and won anyways. As for Coach Cal....He should have given more props....we played like crap and they outplayed us. Plain and simple....We are a team known for shooting like crap but still manage to win. Against one team in this tournament, UK shot 37 percent and the other team shot much better but still got beat. UK just wears them down and it ends up with a win for UK.
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2015 12:02:53 AM

Good evening! I will have to catch up reading what has been happening - I've had even more computer hassles than usual for the last couple of days.

Yet more s*** in the forecast for overnight and tomorrow. At least it will all melt very rapidly. Won't it?
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2015 10:25:13 PM

Good Night Doc,,,Seep Well,,,
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2015 8:19:33 PM

Dp - Mounted on the front of my Dad's ol' John Deere B tractor was a snow-blower, converted from a gravel loader. It was powered by a 55hp Briggs and Stratton engine that would throw the snow 60 feet in any direction except backwards at the operator.
Never had a breakdown. Always had a clear pathway down the mile-long dirt road to our house on the bay.

[Edited by: MickDiesel at 3/29/2015 8:21:47 PM EST]
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Ah, well, grmoore, y'go with what you know. Since I've "known" Briggs-Stratton since childhood, I'll stick with 'em. I don't still think of Mitsubishi and Honda as bombing Pearl Harbor, but I really never have been enamoured of the Japanese brands....except, I guess, for my loverly blue Subaru Legacy that I drove for almost a quarter-million miles. ANYway, since my '93 B & S pushmower is still pushable, I'll keep it. Never DID care for self-propelled mowers.

Never did much skiing on wet white stuff, Dick, but I sure busted a few waves on slalom skis in the Gulf of Mexico and in Lake Powell in Florida and even in the Coosa River back in Sweet Home Alabama a lot of years ago. Even went skiing in the Guadalupe River near Seguin, Texas, once. Kinda blew my mindbulb when I glanced back only to see a rooster-tail of MUD going twelve to fifteen feet in the air behind my skis, too. Didn't take much imagination to see that up close to the bank, I was in only two inches of water...NOT a really safe thing to do.

Oh, but I DID love to ski! Bet I would've loved snow skiing, too.

Got a mess of stuff up for sale on eBay, 'case any of you are interested. Look for items by docputer.

Gotta check some stuff....back later.
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2015 5:48:34 PM

Wow! it's total white out here with visibility in the 100 yard range...with the winds around 40 mph. Go figger.

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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2015 3:52:09 PM

Watched Notre Dame almost beat Kentucky. Interesting game they should have won. Oh well, they didn't and it's just a game. So why worry?

Took the barker for a walk this morning and, sure enough, she barked at everything-- bushes, tennis balls, doggie-do-dispensers, whatever. Came home and went to sleep.
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2015 7:44:24 AM

Good morning everyone,

We'll be having Easter Dinner here for my Mother-in-Law and a couple of my siblings and their spouses. That will keep my wife in house cleaning mode for the week.
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Greetings Doc, Baylee, Mindy, PayPump, Mick, WRINC, Joelimo, Geezer, Wack, MadDogUSMC, Loree71, Full of Fun, Chasms, blkvette00, Psycho Sid, & Others:

Happy Sunday! 29 degrees this morning; brr!.

The Panthers played nip and tuck for both games yesterday losing 8-7 in the first game and 13-11 in the second. They had chances to win both games, but couldn't get it done.

I didn't get the lawn mowed yesterday as both games went very long. We'll see what today holds.

Doc - this is our first Honda machine (we've had plenty of their cars with great success). We also have mostly had Briggs and Stratton mowers/engines, but they were rated 3 and 4 against several others. The prices were similar with a much higher rating so we decided to try a Honda.

Interesting game last night between UK and ND.

MadDog may not like my analysis - but it's absolutely true. Candidly, ND outplayed the Cats for nearly the entire game and certainly were more deserving of the win than UK. First of all I will state I'm not a ND fan, but UK, as has been typical, was the recipient of several (at least two) foul calls/non-calls that made a difference in the game: a shot that was called a block that was clearly a foul at the rim, and a blocking foul that was clearly a charge by UK. This stated, ND's shot selection with 6 seconds remaining wasn't the best so UK clearly escaped with the win when they deserved to be watching from home next week. Finally, Calipari was arrogant in the post game press conference, something that is inexcusable! He and his time almost got their fannies beat and he doesn't give the other team credit, wow! His team 'didn't shoot well' because ND, in spite of a significant height mismatch, neutralized many of UK's shot capabilities. How about being a good sport, Calipari, and giving credit where due? His time will come; perhaps not this year, but it will come.

Off to start the day.

Have a great day all!



[Edited by: grmoore at 3/29/2015 7:43:40 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2015 7:38:39 AM

Good morning Doc,

Out to do one of my most favorite activities shortly. Skiing. Will be "working" at Maine Adaptive Sports and Recreation today. I volunteer to help people with disabilities get out on the snow and ski. Its a lot of fun for both them and me. I have not been able to ski as much this winter with my back issues as I would like, but I do get out.

$300.00 for the tub install is a bit of cash, but your wife will be SOOOOOO happy!
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2015 1:14:01 AM

Doc...B&S always made awesome engines! BTW...my HDD crapped out on my only laptop. It wasn't completely dead but kept giving me the wonderful blue screens and rebooted. Did it about once a day. I tried everything. I then went into Bios and ran the HD test and it failed miserably within a minute and said I needed a new HD. It was out of warranty so I opted for a new 500GB SDD from Crucial. I then took it a step further and went from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1. With this new SDD, 16GB of DDR3, this is one screaming machine. The lowest score on it was the HD graphics card and that was 5.8. The SDD came in at about 8.4. I have to get used to the Windows 8.1, but when Windows 10 comes out, I'll probably take the free upgrade!

grmoore....our game was one heck of a nail biter tonight! We nearly blew it....We are now 38-0.
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2015 12:54:02 AM

Nice chat with the Honorable Docputer a few days back. He gets me talking about sheet I wouldn't normally share
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2015 11:49:00 PM

You never insult me Doc. Don't worry 'bout it. I'll stay right here and be happy as a little clam can be in the desert. Another one of my ideas that didn't turn out, but that's typical. I think of something and w/o doing anymore than merely thinking I mess up.
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2015 10:07:23 PM


Well, I don't want to insult you, Choco, so come on down! Just don't be expecting the Penthouse Suite...it's taken, already.

LOL LOL LOL, etc.

Believe it or not, the walk-in tub is in place and waiting now only for a drain connection and some floor and wall "dressup." Can you believe the guy is charging me $300? Oh, boy, huh?

Later...I am just pooped and 'bout ready to plop.

Good night.
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chocolateflash
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2015 6:51:02 PM

I do a great job on lawns and weeds. Got a letter from the HOA yesterday screaming about weeds. I thought my gardener had screwed up. Looked in the front yard and--wonder of wonders--no weeds. Then I happened over to the neighbor's side--where I never go, never look--and the gardener hadn't touched it. Tons of weeds for me to play with tomorrow morning. Good at dry wall and laying tile. I've even been known to do some sewer work--but that takes time and expense since I don't own the equipment and have to rent it.

Anyhow, if you don't need me. That's OK, too. I thought a joint effort between Sid, Geezer, a couple of others and I would really put your ranch back into top notch shape in a weekend. Oh well, it was a thought.

Temp is going to top 90 here for the first time this year. Wonderful day, but lots of traffic. I did what I had to do and now Koko, the dog, and I are sitting staring at the walls. Actually she's asleep, leaving me to stare at the walls--maybe they need a paint job.....
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2015 2:31:36 PM

Good afternoon Doc,

You sound GREAT this morning! I am willing to bet that the scale will cooperate for a little bit. Poor working tickers tend to have the body retain water. Now that its working better you should lose a few water pounds.

Nice to have some neighbors to help you maintain the property. Hope I'm that lucky in another 15-20 years. I do hope that tub gets installed so your Wife can enjoy it. I bet she will be thrilled the first time she gets to sit in it and fill it up.

I have to agree with you on Briggs and Stratton's. I gave my sister-in-law my old snow blower a few years ago. Its 33 years old now and STILL runs fine. It was just underpowered for the snows we have gotten lately so I got a bigger, more powerful one with, of course, a Briggs and Stratton engine! My mower has one and its been running fine since 1999. Replaced the plug and air filter two years ago, and like you, keep good oil in it and decent gas. Still starts on the first pull.
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2015 11:47:00 AM

9ºF this morning at Bone-sted, MI....Doc, when is it going to end? We've also had snow every morning for the last (3) days on southbound I-75 at the Zilwaukee Bridge...*heavy sigh*
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2015 11:46:25 AM


Hard to believe, I know, but my dedication to lawnmowers with Briggs & Stratton engines has always paid off. Never one for "bells and whistles," I bought my present machine in 1993, and all I've ever done is keep it in oil and halfway decent gas and filters. Probably only the second spark plug in there right now, too, and the thing will almost always start up on the second pull. Doesn't smoke, either. Pretty amazing.

Now I just wish I had the "OOMPH!" to get out there and crank up the top-of-the-line Toro Weedeater I bought a few years ago. Guess I'll have to wait for Sir Joseph Boehl to get here, though. Since I've never actually used the thing, and since I'd really like to give it a shot, I'll just watch him do the hard work of getting it going after sitting for a month or so. Shouldn't be a problem.

GOTTA get outside, though --- just BEAUTIFUL, and about 70 °F already. NICE!
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2015 10:07:21 AM

Greetings Doc, Baylee, Mindy, PayPump, Mick, WRINC, Joelimo, Geezer, Wack, MadDogUSMC, Loree71, Full of Fun, Chasms, blkvette00, Psycho Sid, & Others:

Happy Saturday! 38 degrees this morning - what a difference a day makes!

I had to buy a new lawnmower yesterday because our 10 year old one finally decided to no longer run. I think we got our money's worth out of it. We bought a 21" 3-1 Honda self-propelled using my 10% military retired discount. After some research, this mower was rated number one. I'll finish the minor required assembly and mow later this afternoon.

Last night I watched some of NCAA basketball tournament before growing tired and retiring to bed.

I have two softball games (1:00p & 3:00p) today with Georgia State hosting South Alabama, who is rated #24 in the collegiate ranks.

Off to start the day.

Have a great day all!
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2015 8:46:15 AM


Good morning. Not only did I sleep really well, but I awakened to a really good number on my scale: 267

Let us pray that it stays that way....or goes lower soon...but I doubt it. Seems an anomaly to me.

Today, as I told you, Mr. Joseph Boehl is going to finish off the half-acre of beggar lice plants on the back hill, while Mr. Daniel --- the CPR guy --- is going to get started on installing my '93 Toyotal Camry Walk-in Tub (So-called because I traded a Craigslister my '93 Camry for the walk-in tub a couple of years ago.)

I'm certainly ready for that to be done, since The LuLu has reached the point where she really can't bathe any other way besides "sponge baths," now. I just know that her being able to step into that thing, sit down, fill it up with water, soak and bathe for a while, then drain it and walk out will be a true blessing. I'll probably do some of that myself.

Talk with you wonderful folks later. Sure do love you.
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