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(facepalm) another decent sized earthquake just hit. I want off this boat. I need sleep and beer for this. There have been a couple of casualties from the earthquakes too. So sad to hear.
(11-13-2016, 07:41 PM)taramarie Wrote: [ -> ](facepalm) another decent sized earthquake just hit. I want off this boat. I need sleep and beer for this. There have been a couple of casualties from the earthquakes too. So sad to hear.

-- well l'm glad you're ok
(11-13-2016, 08:58 PM)Marypoza Wrote: [ -> ]
(11-13-2016, 07:41 PM)taramarie Wrote: [ -> ](facepalm) another decent sized earthquake just hit. I want off this boat. I need sleep and beer for this. There have been a couple of casualties from the earthquakes too. So sad to hear.

-- well l'm glad you're ok

Thanks. It was a 6.6 this time. The big one last night was upgraded to 7.8. Just so tiring. I hope i get some sleep tonight.
The SVA has collected together again in response to the earthquake damage so guess who is joining up with the gang again? Smile
I am very proud of my country men and women folk today. There is an idiot pastor who is saying that Christchurch (my city) is home of the heathens and the gays are responsible for the earthquakes. Reminds me of some extremely religious intolerant morons in America quite frankly. This is uncommon in my country but the reaction to what he said is what makes me so proud. The mayor and the prime minister say he is a frigging idiot who needs to apologize to those of us suffering in Kaikoura and Christchurch for his ignorant and nasty remarks. Not only that there is a petition going round to force his church to pay its taxes. It is rapidly going around and being signed as so many are against his message of divisiveness and hatred. I love my country so much and I am so proud of our collective action on cultural issues like this one.
(11-11-2016, 04:12 PM)Odin Wrote: [ -> ]Bad news from the doctor, turns out I have sleep apnea. Sad 

I'm shocked. I know I was at risk for it because of my weight (which is why my doc had me do a sleep study), but I never through I actual had it because I've never remembered waking up gasping for breath. I'm going to have to use a C-PAP machine when I sleep from now on.

My friend, it's really not that big a deal!  There are hundreds of different kinds of units - just get a good person to help you get fitted right.  And keep trying until you get one that's comfortable.  My wife even had a custom, soft cotton "harness" sewed up so that it fit her perfectly without the elastic of the commercial ones.

Wearing CPAP at night has LITERALLY changed people's lives that I know!
(11-17-2016, 06:19 PM)TnT Wrote: [ -> ]My friend, it's really not that big a deal!  There are hundreds of different kinds of units - just get a good person to help you get fitted right.  And keep trying until you get one that's comfortable.  My wife even had a custom, soft cotton "harness" sewed up so that it fit her perfectly without the elastic of the commercial ones.

Wearing CPAP at night has LITERALLY changed people's lives that I know!

I'm actually going in tomorrow after work to get my machine.
After 22 days, I got my bathroom back.

The neighbors apartment had had a catastrophic failing of the drainage system. They had to tear down my bathroom walls to deal with the rot.

No shower or toilet, intermittently, over that time. A taped, black plastic cover separated the apartments. I was granted the use of an apartment in the process of remodeling for toilet and shower purposes.

Some days, all water was cut off.

Now, I have a new tub, and wall. The insect population was sprayed today. I have a toilet again. I can cook again.

My boss was not amused, as i had to take at least two days off to deal with things. I'm trying to negotiate rent credit. I may be forced to withhold rent, until I get it.

Taking a shower felt wonderful, tonight. Smile
(11-17-2016, 08:16 PM)Bad Dog Wrote: [ -> ]After 22 days, I got my bathroom back.

The neighbors apartment had had a catastrophic failing of the drainage system. They had to tear down my bathroom walls to deal with the rot.

No shower or toilet, intermittently, over that time. A taped, black plastic cover separated the apartments. I was granted the use of an apartment in the process of remodeling for toilet and shower purposes.

Some days, all water was cut off.

Now, I have a new tub, and wall. The insect population was sprayed today. I have a toilet again. I can cook again.

My boss was not amused, as i had to take at least two days off to deal with things. I'm trying to negotiate rent credit. I may be forced to withhold rent, until I get it.

Taking a shower felt wonderful, tonight. Smile
Great news. Know that feeling of being deprived basic essentials after one of our lovely earthquakes. Thing is no one had water for a while. It was wonderful when I could finally have a shower. Never again will I take the essentials for granted. Disasters are such an essential learning curve.
(11-17-2016, 08:25 PM)taramarie Wrote: [ -> ]
(11-17-2016, 08:16 PM)Bad Dog Wrote: [ -> ]After 22 days, I got my bathroom back.

The neighbors apartment had had a catastrophic failing of the drainage system. They had to tear down my bathroom walls to deal with the rot.

No shower or toilet, intermittently, over that time. A taped, black plastic cover separated the apartments. I was granted the use of an apartment in the process of remodeling for toilet and shower purposes.

Some days, all water was cut off.

Now, I have a new tub, and wall. The insect population was sprayed today. I have a toilet again. I can cook again.

My boss was not amused, as i had to take at least two days off to deal with things. I'm trying to negotiate rent credit. I may be forced to withhold rent, until I get it.

Taking a shower felt wonderful, tonight. Smile
Great news. Know that feeling of being deprived basic essentials after one of our lovely earthquakes. Thing is no one had water for a while. It was wonderful when I could finally have a shower. Never again will I take the essentials for granted. Disasters are such an essential learning curve.
Have gone without power for 150+ hours.  I'm no stranger to cascade failures. Sad
(11-18-2016, 10:41 AM)Bad Dog Wrote: [ -> ]
(11-17-2016, 08:25 PM)taramarie Wrote: [ -> ]
(11-17-2016, 08:16 PM)Bad Dog Wrote: [ -> ]After 22 days, I got my bathroom back.

The neighbors apartment had had a catastrophic failing of the drainage system. They had to tear down my bathroom walls to deal with the rot.

No shower or toilet, intermittently, over that time. A taped, black plastic cover separated the apartments. I was granted the use of an apartment in the process of remodeling for toilet and shower purposes.

Some days, all water was cut off.

Now, I have a new tub, and wall. The insect population was sprayed today. I have a toilet again. I can cook again.

My boss was not amused, as i had to take at least two days off to deal with things. I'm trying to negotiate rent credit. I may be forced to withhold rent, until I get it.

Taking a shower felt wonderful, tonight. Smile
Great news. Know that feeling of being deprived basic essentials after one of our lovely earthquakes. Thing is no one had water for a while. It was wonderful when I could finally have a shower. Never again will I take the essentials for granted. Disasters are such an essential learning curve.
Have gone without power for 150+ hours.  I'm no stranger to cascade failures. Sad
Yeah the whole of chch did not have power and some did not have it for weeks after the feb '11. But happy they were still alive I bet.
I'm getting a little less than half a months rent credit. That's something.
I read part of Generations and most of the 4th Turning. Now reading Challenging authority by, Frances Fox Piven.
I saw the most gorgeous motorcycle last night. made me nearly want to go track down a new one of my own. It was a vintage 59 Harley Panhead.
(11-20-2016, 04:20 PM)Danilynn Wrote: [ -> ]I saw the most gorgeous motorcycle last night. made me nearly want to go track down a new one of my own. It was a vintage 59 Harley Panhead.

If you have the resources then go for it.  You only live once.
The more I see of what the lupus is going to take from me, the more I think it will happen. Probably a project bike I rebuild up and get going how I want it and just have the escape from time to time of freedom and speed.
(11-21-2016, 06:07 AM)Galen Wrote: [ -> ]
(11-20-2016, 04:20 PM)Danilynn Wrote: [ -> ]I saw the most gorgeous motorcycle last night. made me nearly want to go track down a new one of my own. It was a vintage 59 Harley Panhead.

If you have the resources then go for it.  You only live once.

That's about the only thing that I have seen you post for some time with which I can agree. Of course it is not about politics.

Having known someone to die of lupus,  I can tell Danilynn that what joy one gets out of life before the lupus overpowers one  is all that one can get. Beyond that, all one has left is whatever solace that friends, loved ones, and faith can offer.   Motorcycles are dangerous, but what do you really have to lose? Enjoy the ride.
(11-26-2016, 02:46 AM)pbrower2a Wrote: [ -> ]
(11-21-2016, 06:07 AM)Galen Wrote: [ -> ]
(11-20-2016, 04:20 PM)Danilynn Wrote: [ -> ]I saw the most gorgeous motorcycle last night. made me nearly want to go track down a new one of my own. It was a vintage 59 Harley Panhead.

If you have the resources then go for it.  You only live once.

That's about the only thing that I have seen you post for some time with which I can agree. Of course it is not about politics.

Having known someone to die of lupus,  I can tell Danilynn that what joy one gets out of life before the lupus overpowers one  is all that one can get. Beyond that, all one has left is whatever solace that friends, loved ones, and faith can offer.   Motorcycles are dangerous, but what do you really have to lose? Enjoy the ride.
PBrower, you are a wet blanket, aren't you. Dannilynn, may you have many more years of active living.
I think pbrower suffers from depression so yeah he will be a 'wet blanket.'
(11-27-2016, 03:55 PM)taramarie Wrote: [ -> ]I think pbrower suffers from depression so yeah he will be a 'wet blanket.'

You are right. The only good thing that has happened to me in about five years is that I got a medical diagnosis that absolves me of all my failures in life. Had I known about Asperger's early in adulthood I might have had a normal life instead of being so marginal.
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