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Offline Mr. Perfect

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« Reply #1710 on: August 01, 2021, 08:00:50 pm »
It certainly did, but it seems to be keeping fairly high…. Or it’s maybe not that thick?

Spoke too soon.  Smells very smoky at ground level this evening. Stings the eyes.

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« Reply #1711 on: August 01, 2021, 09:06:45 pm »
Out on the coast sunrise and sunsets are quite red the last day or so. It's been a little typically foggy but when it cleared today the haze was quite apparent higher in the sky.  It's not really thick and fortunately there's no smell. There's a noticable orange cast to the sun's light in the waning light this evening. The weather's been generally cool as it often is in the old fog zone and out on the water but the heat of the inland is apparent when you're up a long inlet.

Rain is scarce and local creeks and rivers are all low. Snow is pretty much nonexistent on most mountains hereabouts now as well.

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« Reply #1712 on: August 02, 2021, 09:45:42 am »
As I mentioned a few pages ago, I wanted to buy myself a nice luxury vehicle, but I am conflicted about buying gas.  But on the flip side, I was hesitant about EV because the technology changes so fast and they depreciate faster than gas cars.

After a few months of looking and thinking, I'm ready to make the jump.  I'm going Tesla model 3. 

I'm so excited... it should be here by the end of September.

That's awesome, especially with the cost of gas projected to rise.  We're kind of thinking about it, but would have to take on a car payment .... yuck!  On the other hand, it's starting to look like a car payment may cost us less than the gas bill.     

I'll wave at random Teslas in October, on the off-chance its you.  :)

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« Reply #1713 on: August 02, 2021, 10:01:43 am »
This is now the personal EV thread.

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Are people doing better with Covid ?

We have socialized, seen grandparents and gone out to dinner twice for BBQ, which feels like being drunk and dancing at burning man ... relative to Dec-May.

I hope you are ok.

Yup, we're both double-vaccinated, and have seen my kids once, and hope to see them again this summer, wildfires permitting. 

New meds are working great, feel a bunch better, but titrating up very slowly and doc says no full time work till I'm at full dose. 

Sadly, we lost one of our dogs a couple of weeks ago; she was older so it was expected but up until the last day she was absolutely fine - eating, playing, everything normal, so the actual passing was a shock.  But better for her; she'd suffered an injury related to her age and trying to fix it would have led to a long, slow and painful death, according to they vet. 

It's our 12th anniversary (of meeting) today, so we're going to bake a blueberry pie and blackberry tarts and have steak for dinner.  Big excitement, LOL.

Got a Quest 2 VR headset, and it's pretty nice.   I like the games where you hit things in time to music, or explore different parts of the world; tried a couple racing games but very quickly got motion sickness.  There's a Netflix app that puts you in huge theatre like atmosphere, which is neat, but it's not a lot of fun since we can't enjoy it together. 

That's my life in a few sentences; a good live, if a bit boring compared to 30 years ago.  :)



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« Reply #1714 on: August 02, 2021, 10:08:53 am »
I'm a little embarrassed to do this, but I ended up cancelling the Tesla order and losing my $100 deposit.  I chickened out.  It's not the brand, or the Tesla culture (haha we should start a thread).  I actually ended up meeting a Tesla owner who was living proof of all the negative things I'd read about Tesla online.  He loves his car and how it drives but he even said the build is not as quality as some other EV's.  I feel a bit foolish, but that test drive was so amazing, but I should've given myself a few days to come off the high of it before making such a big purchase.

My search continues after all.

That's too bad, but you need to get the right car for you - it's a big commitment.  Looking forward to hearing what you do end up with.

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« Reply #1715 on: August 05, 2021, 01:39:16 am »
So Whistler was certainly.... interesting.

The place was so busy and virtually nobody was masked.  It was really weird after a year and a half of not being around any breathers. 

It was liberating in some ways, but also freaked me out whenever I allowed myself to think about COVID.  I guess this is the way it's going to be from now on. 

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« Reply #1716 on: August 06, 2021, 10:38:37 am »
Oh hi.

I've been busy with a new job. That's why you're not seeing me much.

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« Reply #1717 on: August 06, 2021, 12:14:12 pm »
Oh hi.

I've been busy with a new job. That's why you're not seeing me much.

 ??? 

Do tell !

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« Reply #1718 on: August 10, 2021, 06:07:41 pm »
Oh, you know… data analyst stuff and things. Goof around with tables until I go cross eyed then collect a pay heck and go home….well stay home. Remote work by design these days.

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« Reply #1719 on: September 03, 2021, 12:14:35 pm »
Yeehaw! Positive biopsy but negative bone scan! Caught it early!
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« Reply #1720 on: September 17, 2021, 08:00:44 am »
We're off to small-town BC to see the kids.  We have our vaccine passports, but I suspect they won't be asked for at any restaurant we might go to. 

Have one daughter-in-law who isn't vaccinated at all - claiming it's too risky for her, but it's an excuse; her particular ailment means she needs the vaccine more, not less.  She's the home-schooling, home remedy, anti-vax type.  But so far everyone has survived, so that's good.  I won't see her; she's off taking care of her parents who are quite ill.

I have a daughter who may or may not have gotten around to getting vaccinated; she did tell me she was 'on her way' to do it one day, but given her distractibility I've no idea if it really happened.

But son and son-in-law are all vaxed up.  :) 
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« Reply #1721 on: September 17, 2021, 08:17:35 am »
Easy is in the terrible-two-threes.  Wails for us to hand him something (a banana, spoon, cup) then whips it across the room.  Then cries for it again.  Good arm on him.

Also can yell "NOOOOOOOOOO !' really loudly and forcefully.  He **** me up when I said "I love you." and he retorted with "NOOOOOO !".  Eventually we both laughed.

Turning these bad moods around is an art form.  He was bawling because he was hungry but would throw any food we gave him.   He wanted a banana, and took that then broke it.  Then he bawled for me to "fix" it.  I couldn't.  He detected my fake "fix".  Solved by handing him a chocolate cookie.  After that a healthy breakfast followed.

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« Reply #1722 on: September 17, 2021, 08:24:55 am »
Nobody likes toddlers.
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« Reply #1723 on: September 17, 2021, 08:43:54 am »
Nobody likes toddlers.

We went to a patio with 3 of them on Tuesday.  Danger.  Danger.  Danger. 

Single me would have passed out.

Full beer glasses everywhere, toddlers in full flight, steak knives, sizzling plates, quesadiallas

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« Reply #1724 on: September 17, 2021, 08:57:02 am »
Nobody likes toddlers.

I like four to six year olds; fascinating conversationalists, with a worldview combining facts, wishes, guesses and magic.