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Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos)
Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/1/24 12:30 a.m.

I got a free car. It's earmarked to be Girl-Spawn's first car. She wants to help me work on it to get it ready.

Peabody
Peabody MegaDork
5/1/24 6:39 p.m.

I'm tired, and a little sunburned, but I took down a half dozen of the difficult 50'-70' high trees today and none of them landed on the house 30' away. And a few of them were leaning in that direction. Only a handful more to come down, and none of them are close to anything. It's been a busy spring but there's light at the end of the tunnel

 

Antihero
Antihero GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
5/1/24 11:06 p.m.

I always say I'm gonna go fishing again soon, I enjoyed it and never get to do it because I work my ass off in summer usually.

 

Today the guy working with me got some bad news about his mom, so we noped the berkeley out and went fishing since the job is on the river .

 

He caught 2 and I cought my first fish in 30 berkeleying years because I never get to go fishing.

I'm happy

RevRico
RevRico GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/2/24 5:15 p.m.

I haven't checked my PayPal email in months, but just a couple days before it turned out, I'd received an email from my favorite author, Robert Rankin, saying that the final book of the 9 part Brentford trilogy was finished and autographed copies were available. 

So I ordered it. 

It showed up TODAY. From ENGLAND. 

I can't get stuff from Harrisburg in 7 days, and the book was shipped from Brighton England to my doorstep in 7 days. 

Definitely a win. 

Mndsm
Mndsm MegaDork
5/3/24 7:09 p.m.

100. 

 

Not really that big a number. Until you realize that represents more than a third of my bodyweight. An entire my former manager. (she told me this) 

 

As of today, I have lost 100lbs. I started (officially) march 27 last year. Average for the program i was on is 15-20%. I'm at 34% lost. I am no longer even considered "overweight". That designation has been a part of my life....my entire life. This is new. 

BoxheadTim
BoxheadTim GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/3/24 8:41 p.m.

In reply to RevRico :

I ordered a "Dealertool" (aftermarket Triumph specific OBD-II reader) from the UK last week. Got here in something like 3-4 days.

No Time
No Time UberDork
5/4/24 3:27 p.m.

Recently picked up weights, an bar and bench. Realized the bench was bit narrow affecting hand position, so managed to sell it and get a power rack. 

My soon to be 15 yo has been my motivation to get out there and use them, since if I'm going to be there to spot him we may as well alternate sets while recovering. 

The minor win is my overweight, out of shape, 51 yo ass was able to bench 215, matching my 15yo.  
 

Still rearranging to figure out best location for everything:

wae
wae UltimaDork
5/7/24 7:52 a.m.

Final grades are in for the semester and my transcript is updated; granted I was only taking one class this semester but I'll take a 98.82% in this bullE36 M3 class.  Still holding on to that 4.0 GPA for the first time in my entire life.  The only sort of downside is that I didn't take enough credit hours to qualify for Dean's list, so I'll have to settle for Scholar's list this time.  Next semester is going to be a little more difficult - HIS219, Advanced Historical Writing, INF286, Introduction to Web Development, and PHI301, Information Ethics.

Karacticus
Karacticus GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
5/7/24 2:48 p.m.

Knowing an interior repair guy is awesome!

before--

after--

Purple Frog
Purple Frog GRM+ Memberand Dork
5/8/24 2:45 p.m.

Got to admit I get a little surge of pride every time the website editors put the article about the Outlaw Bug up on the right side banner.   Thanks.

eastsideTim
eastsideTim UltimaDork
5/9/24 8:41 a.m.

My cat had some sort of medical event on Sunday when I was out of the house. Seemed very much like a stroke, but vet thinks it may have been something else.  Blood test came back anemic and with elevated liver numbers.  That's the bad news.  Here's the good - After 2.5 days of subcutaneous fluids, antibiotics, and an iron supplement, she is mostly back to her normal self.  Still needs a bit of improvement on her balance, and she is still walking in a circle every now and then, but she is getting better every day.  Follow up at the vet is this Saturday.

Mndsm
Mndsm MegaDork
5/9/24 9:02 a.m.

I got a thing. 

Sound on. Seriously. 

Toyman!
Toyman! GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/9/24 9:18 a.m.

In reply to Mndsm :

That's cool. 

 

CAinCA
CAinCA GRM+ Memberand Dork
5/11/24 12:56 p.m.

I asked my wife what she wanted to do for Mother's Day weekend. I honestly think she is more excited than I am. 
 

preach
preach GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
5/11/24 3:36 p.m.

I hung out with Mrs. preach for a couple hours in the shop while she built her service cart and put her 300pc tool set into it. It really does not get better than that.

classicJackets (FS)
classicJackets (FS) SuperDork
5/11/24 4:38 p.m.

Last night in our home with as a family of 4. Kids go to grandparents tomorrow and Monday we go to the hospital to have a new baby join us. 
we have a fire going, Lion King on, and we're ordering takeout. It's a good night to be a small family. 

preach
preach GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
5/12/24 11:48 a.m.
preach said:

I hung out with Mrs. preach for a couple hours in the shop while she built her service cart and put her 300pc tool set into it. It really does not get better than that.

 

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/13/24 9:33 a.m.

Lord's above and below, I am glad I don't work in the shop anymore.  I've been out there for about an hour and everything I am and everything I'm wearing is sweaty and sticky.

Now I get to go back to my air conditioned office.  That's a win.

gixxeropa
gixxeropa GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
5/13/24 3:36 p.m.

Cleared to close on the house, now I just need to avoid doing anything stupid for a week. That's a tall order for me, though

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
5/13/24 4:21 p.m.

Got off of work early on Saturday. Had a head full of projects to complete, but completely blew them off. Spent the rest of the afternoon with the hellspawn at the park instead.

classicJackets (FS)
classicJackets (FS) SuperDork
5/13/24 10:42 p.m.
classicJackets (FS) said:

Last night in our home with as a family of 4. Kids go to grandparents tomorrow and Monday we go to the hospital to have a new baby join us. 
we have a fire going, Lion King on, and we're ordering takeout. It's a good night to be a small family. 

Healthy baby boy born today! Everyone is good. Dumb as this may be, I was the last boy with my family name (traced back to 1600s), and now I've had 2 sons. In addition to kids just being fun, it's nice there's more chance for the name to live on!

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
5/13/24 11:13 p.m.

In reply to classicJackets (FS) :

Congratulations!

FJ40Jim
FJ40Jim Reader
5/13/24 11:27 p.m.

At last weekend's race, we won the Merkur cup for having the least butt turrible Merkur.

dculberson
dculberson MegaDork
5/13/24 11:55 p.m.

This is really more than a minor win, but I have to share somewhere. I got home from work today and took one look at my wife and thought, god damn she is beautiful. Coming up on 23 years of marriage this August and my heart still skips a beat when I first see her each day. I am a lucky man.

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/14/24 10:29 a.m.
classicJackets (FS) said:

Healthy baby boy born today! Everyone is good. Dumb as this may be, I was the last boy with my family name (traced back to 1600s), and now I've had 2 sons. In addition to kids just being fun, it's nice there's more chance for the name to live on!

My Dad had 6 siblings, all girls.

He and my Mom had 6 kids. I have one brother.

My brother has 2 kids, both girls.

I have 2 kids, both girls.

My family name is dead.

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