What are you doing today, 2021 edition

PGBC

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9 days early but the lovely Mrs_Bob and I are at Notre Dame and having an early birthday celebration with our Russian fencing "daughter" Dasha. We share the same birthday. 41 years apart. She will turn 20. I will turn 61.

Waitress served her a Moscow Mule without checking her I.D. because she was with her parents. She couldn't understand why Dasha had a Russian accent but my wife and I speak perfect English without an accent. I tipped her well.

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Awesome!!!
 

PGBC

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Ah. Another ca


Ah. Another canuck. Lol. Where in Canada? I'm in northwestern Ontario just west of lake superior.

I didn't get much done yesterday due to the weather but did manage to get a dump run in. It's Thanksgiving weekend up here. We normally have a huge potluck supper at camp but this year, we stayed home as our 2 oldest sons worked yesterday. Plus, I'm not quite ready to handle a larger crowd yet after dad's sudden death less then a month ago. And we wanted to do a smaller Thanksgiving dinner for today. There'll be 12 of us here. First Thanksgiving without dad. 😪

PG (Prince George) BC.
Its in central BC.
 

NorthernRedneck

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Nice. We've been talking about heading to bc one year once the kids are all growed up. We want to tow the fifth wheel to the edge of the rockies then tour around for a week or so.

Today, I'm recovering from a food baby. 🤣 We had a Thanksgiving dinner last night and as usual, there was enough food for 30 people and we only had 12.

This morning, since it's a stat holiday and nothing is open and the kids are home, I'm taking the oldest son to dad's shop to clean out a 24ft car hauler they towed behind their motorhome. The unit is listed for sale now and is a sweet ride for a newmar diesel pusher. It's a 2005 with only 40000 miles. Asking 94000us. We can't cross the border yet to bring it down to the states but it's a sweet deal for any 'merican wanting to come up to get it.

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300 H and H

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I finished harvesting soybeans last night about 9. :cool:

On to corn today. From what I am hearing I will not be disappointed with the yields. Hard to believe we grew such a crop here with so little rain for the second year in a row. I look forward to being wet here once again. The trees are under visible stress, but my God the Black Walnut tree's made a nice crop some how. No bare footing around that part of my yard... :pat:
 

FrancSevin

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I finished harvesting soybeans last night about 9. :cool:

On to corn today. From what I am hearing I will not be disappointed with the yields. Hard to believe we grew such a crop here with so little rain for the second year in a row. I look forward to being wet here once again. The trees are under visible stress, but my God the Black Walnut tree's made a nice crop some how. No bare footing around that part of my yard... :pat:
Kirk,

Sounds like you are in tall cotton tis season. I know, you don't grow cotton in Iowa.

Congrats on the yields and hope the bin buster doesn't bust the commodities market.

Bon Chance!
 

FrancSevin

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On Sunday I worked on landscaping the new storage barn at eh Springfield Bungalow.
I was supposed to do electric but sitting on the deck for breakfast, It kept telling me,,,"plant some flowers around it."

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So I did.
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As with most mobile home sites the previous occupants often leave their unwanted stuff. In my case they left a lot of landscape blocks, walls and pavers. So i just dug them up and repurposed them.
 

m1west

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On Sunday I worked on landscaping the new storage barn at eh Springfield Bungalow.
I was supposed to do electric but sitting on the deck for breakfast, It kept telling me,,,"plant some flowers around it."

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As with most mobile home sites the previous occupants often leave their unwanted stuff. In my case they left a lot of landscape blocks, walls and pavers. So i just dug them up and repurposed them.
looking good, looks like it time enjoy it, I'm still a couple years away from that at the work cabin
 

FrancSevin

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looking good, looks like it time enjoy it, I'm still a couple years away from that at the work cabin
Oh this Springfield MO location is just the way station to the work cabin in the woods.

The and one half hours from St Louis, Springfield is the jump point for a one hour drive to either north to the sailboat or east to Hippie Ridge ranchette.

One of our Customers would like us to have a satellite plant in Springfield. The Bungalow also gives us that option.
The Barn is being fitted as a secondary sleep cabin for the grandkids if they come with us for the weekend.

To be franc about it, the Bungalow is our love nest and I don't think Cathy wants the kids to hear our bump and grind. Despite being in our 70's, after a 25 year gap in intimate activity, we have a lot of loving time to makeup. Last nite we came home late and exhausted. We told them it was because of the weekend work of shoveling 3 tons of gravel and mowing the acreage.

Not sure they bought it.
 
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FrancSevin

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Oh this Springfield MO location is just the way station to the work cabin in the woods.

The and one half hours from St Louis, Springfield is the jump point for a one hour drive to either north to the sailboat or east to Hippie Ridge ranchette.

One of our Customers would like us to have a satellite plant in Springfield. The Bungalow also gives us that option.
The Barn is being fitted as a secondary sleep cabin for the grandkids if they come with us for the weekend.

To be franc about it, the Bungalow is our love nest and I don't think Cathy wants the kids to hear our bump and grind. Despite being in our 70's, after a 25 year gap in intimate activity, we have a lot of loving time to makeup. Last nite we came home late and exhausted. We told them it was because of the weekend work of shoveling 3 tons of gravel and mowing the acreage.

Not sure they bought it.

CORRECTION
Actually it is 3 and one half hours from St . Louis. Which makes the trip to either the boat or the cabin at Hippie Ridge over four and one half hours.
Plus an hour at Cracker Barrel for lunch and "shopping."
 

FrancSevin

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Headed to Memphis tonite. Rented truck with a packaging line, we just rebuilt and custom tooled, on it.

Guy makes 3-D glasses which used to be very popular. We once wrapped millions of them every year for his movie theater markets.

Now he does solar eclipse glasses. So I convinced him to bring it in house.

Plans are to install on Wednesday and follow up Thursday during production.
 

PGBC

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Nice. We've been talking about heading to bc one year once the kids are all growed up. We want to tow the fifth wheel to the edge of the rockies then tour around for a week or so.

Today, I'm recovering from a food baby. 🤣 We had a Thanksgiving dinner last night and as usual, there was enough food for 30 people and we only had 12.

This morning, since it's a stat holiday and nothing is open and the kids are home, I'm taking the oldest son to dad's shop to clean out a 24ft car hauler they towed behind their motorhome. The unit is listed for sale now and is a sweet ride for a newmar diesel pusher. It's a 2005 with only 40000 miles. Asking 94000us. We can't cross the border yet to bring it down to the states but it's a sweet deal for any 'merican wanting to come up to get it.

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What model of newmar is it?
 

Melensdad

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1:31am and I have the sweats.

Woke up 2 hours ago with the chills.

I'd just like to go back to sleep. My throat started hurting yesterday, and my head has been congested for just that long. I don't believe this is Covid, pretty sure it is just bit of a head cold with fever.

Of course I have plans for tomorrow. And Friday. And then I'm going out of town for a few days. So I'm trying to heal and rest.
 

m1west

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1:31am and I have the sweats.

Woke up 2 hours ago with the chills.

I'd just like to go back to sleep. My throat started hurting yesterday, and my head has been congested for just that long. I don't believe this is Covid, pretty sure it is just bit of a head cold with fever.

Of course I have plans for tomorrow. And Friday. And then I'm going out of town for a few days. So I'm trying to heal and rest.
Take it easy, my Covid symptoms sounded similar to yours for the first 5-7 days, very mild. Then in the second week is where things got dicey. Started off with stiff muscles and a headache that progressed into, low fever with chills and lots of sweating. Thats about the time I lost smell and taste. I think the worse part was having 0 appetite, where I had to force myself to eat for about 5 days. Then 3 more weeks of slowly returning to normal, where you can function as long as you don't over do it, or you melt like the witch in the wizard of oz. I hope its what you are thinking ,and just a cold.
 

m1west

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Headed to the work cabin today, I haven't been up there since the first week in August, when I returned is when I got Covid, and been playing catch up with work since then. I really don't have time now but have to turn off the water and drain the walls as its getting cold there at night now. Also I need to change the battery packs on the solar that I need the batteries that are there for a solar project at home. I plan to replace them with some newer style batteries with more capacity. There is 14kw there now. when I swap them it will have right at 23kw. I will return Sunday with a full report and pictures.
 

NorthernRedneck

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Seems there's never enough time to get things done. Lol.

I'm taking the day off from hunting to get things done around here. Not much at home actually but I've been compiling a list of things to get in the city all week. So today I plan on letting the back recoup a bit and getting a few things done. I have a couple of modifications on the side by side to make things more enjoyable. And I have to head to mom's shop to do a few things for her.

Tomorrow I plan on being back at it hunting birds. Then a hot tub party in the evening. Saturday, we have a wedding to attend.
 

300 H and H

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One of my daughters and my grandson have covid, along with my wife.
Staying clear of the family is not all that easy to do. But so far nothing to report as for my condition.

Harvesting corn, spending lots of time out doors. A Doc here says some farmers are getting it, but with little in the way of Symptoms.
 

Melensdad

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Take it easy, my Covid symptoms sounded similar to yours for the first 5-7 days, very mild. Then in the second week is where things got dicey. Started off with stiff muscles and a headache that progressed into, low fever with chills and lots of sweating. Thats about the time I lost smell and taste. I think the worse part was having 0 appetite, where I had to force myself to eat for about 5 days. Then 3 more weeks of slowly returning to normal, where you can function as long as you don't over do it, or you melt like the witch in the wizard of oz. I hope its what you are thinking ,and just a cold.
Thanks, pretty sure it is not covid.

I have total head congestions but I still have taste and smell. And I have an appetite.

After the shivering, and then the sweating, I now am actually feeling somewhat better. Head is still congested.

This afternoon I go to the high school to give lessons. I'll be coaching alone today. But I only have 2/3rds of the team expected today, representing 2 of the 3 weapons. That will make the task easier. Directly after that I am supposed to coach a beginner's class at my club but I only assist with that class so I may skip it and go back to bed.

Tomorrow afternoon/evening I'm taking 1/3rd of the high school fencing team to fence with a club that is taught by an Olympic fencer. His kids need some cannon fodder to practice on and I've got the fodder for them! It actually helps his kids to get used to fencing sloppy new comers and it helps my kids learn proper techniques.
 
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