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Posted by Snaggy (Member # 123) on August 26, 2019, 14:27:
Wow, summer went by fast here in the Northern hemisphere. We didn't really do anything epic, just puttered along at home, with a few day trips.
Things I did, not related to work:
How did you do?
- finished painting my house (mostly)
- re-roofed a little wood shed and added two used skylights to it. It's now a nice shed not a black hole from hell.
- planted some blueberries and tomatoes. The blueberries were a bust, but the tomatoes are really tasty!
- searched in vain for Noctilucent clouds, but spotted some nice meteors.
- installed a hand pump in an old well, for watering plants. After about 5 buckets, wished I had put in an electric pump.
- spent a lovely day at the beach, but scraped my knee really bad on barnacles. YOW!
- watched Dark. (loved it)
Posted by CommanderShroom (Member # 2097) on August 27, 2019, 11:50:
It was a peaceful summer here.
Lots of home improvement items. I think we even finished a couple.
Lots of work on cars. I might have actually fixed some stuff.
I changed jobs. Again. I might even keep this one for a while. 😉
And took a trip to to South Dakota and rode a Harley through Sturgis on the first day of the rally.
All in all, it was a full summer. Especially considering how short it was up in the mountain west this year.
Posted by Snaggy (Member # 123) on August 27, 2019, 17:37:
When Nitro and I drove out west (when we moved), Interstate 90 was packed with bikers heading to Sturgis!
Posted by CommanderShroom (Member # 2097) on August 28, 2019, 14:04:
I had no idea you two moved! Hope your new digs are treating you well.
But never go to Sturgis during the rally. Unless you like 4-way stops and moving at the break neck speed of 5mph.
Posted by Snaggy (Member # 123) on August 29, 2019, 11:08:
Oh, we didn't move recently, we moved from Ontario to BC like, omg, 18 years ago!
We turned off before Sturgis, and went south a bit to visit Custers' Last Stand etc, etc... but yeah, even at Wall Drug it was getting pretty crowed with bikes.
Posted by CommanderShroom (Member # 2097) on August 30, 2019, 10:58:
I should work on my reading comprehension.
But in any case, happy almost fall!
Posted by The Famous Druid (Member # 1769) on September 08, 2019, 18:31:
Just got back from 7 weeks in Iceland, England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, and Hong Kong.
I think retirement suits me.
Posted by Snaggy (Member # 123) on September 08, 2019, 21:29:
Druid! oh wow, sounds great.
Isn't Iceland amazing? I need to get back there sometime.
Posted by quantumfluff (Member # 450) on October 20, 2019, 22:44:
Went to Salzberg, Innsbruck, and Munich. Gorged on excellent sausages, spetzel, and beer.
Other than that, nothing much.
+1 to Iceland. We've been twice. It's a very different experience in winter and summer.
Posted by Snaggy (Member # 123) on October 21, 2019, 12:14:
quantum! oh cool, how was Iceland different between winter and Summer? Nitro and I went in the Spring... patches of snow in the campgrounds... brrrr. We had to buy a wardrobe of Icelandic sweaters to compensate. Luckily the women in the thrift store took pity on us and we got them super cheap.
Posted by zesovietrussian (Member # 1177) on October 22, 2019, 22:14:
Three months of outsourcing, slavedriving and debauchery in Namma fucking Bengaluru.
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