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    • April 8, 2018 12:29 AM EDT
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      Fred Mills. said:

      Where is "Gig Harbour" ?

      Just across the Narrows from Tacoma, WA, which is south of Seattle.

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    • April 8, 2018 1:38 AM EDT
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      We're on the other end of this storm system, all we are going to get is clouds. Maybe a drizzle.

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    • April 10, 2018 10:34 AM EDT
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      But Steve, you must think of that as liquid sun shine!  And Fred, that is Gig Harbor!  Steve, it is raining in the Puget Sound now. you get tomorrow!  Me, I'm south and east in a few days and visit family.  And I'll get to see the sun!  When I get back I will work on the RR!  Paul

    • April 10, 2018 7:22 PM EDT
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      The next few days are supposed to be warm here, with maybe some rain. But, now that the new garage door has been installed, I am involved with taking my stuff out of the POD, and putting it back into the garage. Well, not all of that stuff. Only the stuff worth keeping. Maybe I should have also rented a dumpster when I rented the POD.

      This post was edited by David Maynard at April 10, 2018 7:23 PM EDT
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    • April 10, 2018 8:53 PM EDT
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      We had a sunbreak this afternoon, about 1600 - 1800.  Just enough time to apply the first round of Grass-B-Gone.  Hopefully, tomorrow, I can get some trackwork done.

      This post was edited by Steve Featherkile at April 10, 2018 8:58 PM EDT
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    • April 11, 2018 5:56 AM EDT
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      Agent Orange?

      Napalm?

       

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    • April 11, 2018 7:15 AM EDT
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      Hey Paul, it depends on which side of the pond you are from how some words are spelled. For instance, color in the states is spelled colour in the UK. And so it is with many words. Fred is not incorrect in is spelling, just learned a different spelling dependent on geographic location. Or, maybe like my English grandfather, he spelled it that way just to get a rise out of someone.....who knows?

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    • April 11, 2018 8:47 AM EDT
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      Bob,

      Fred has discussed this with me once or twice.  Canada still has linguistic ties (English and French) to Europe whereas the I guess most of the USA has had longer to form its own ways.  However, a friend of mine (American born, with European ancestry) who lives in Wisconsin, does use the UK spelling in may cases. It might be that whatever version the teacher taught is the version that is used.  Younger people probably follow the flow and use the more well known, to them. spelling.   English, spelling and idioms, seem to have always been a two way traffic, especially since the start of the 20th. Century.  A frequent moan by some over here is the amount of "Americanisms" that we now have, due in the main to tv and advertising as far as I can see.

      The current useage of texting is going to alter much I believe.   Any reader of much of social media finds it littered with abbreviations and  pseudonyms.  I await publication of the first real "texters" dictionary.    Assuming one hasn't been done already.

       

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    • April 11, 2018 4:29 PM EDT
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      When I was in grade school, I forget what grade, I got into a discussion with my English teacher, because one of the words were learning was "color". I kept telling her that my grandparents have a television, and right on the front of it, it said that it was an "Admiral Colour Television", so our English book was wrong. She made me stay after school and clean the chalkboard erasers. So I learned that adults want the answer they want, and a child is not allowed to offer a different answer. So I didn't say nuttin about tyres nor dinor.

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    • April 12, 2018 7:22 AM EDT
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      David,

      Isn't it amazing how you remember those arguments that you could never win?  Had a few of those, myself.  To this day I want to go back and say "See, I made it anyway".  

      Oh well, our weather is improving, also.  Looks like we are finally going to break the barrier of staying above freezing at night.  Spring is here.

    • April 12, 2018 11:03 AM EDT
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      The threatened snowstorm has not appeared, though we are still under a winter storm warning.  It's definitely wet, outside.  I wonder how much raking of pine needles I'll have to repeat?  

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    • April 12, 2018 11:03 AM EDT
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      The threatened snowstorm has not appeared, though we are still under a winter storm warning.  It's definitely wet, outside.  I wonder how much raking of pine needles I'll have to repeat?  

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    • April 12, 2018 4:01 PM EDT
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      Ric Golding said:

      David,

      Isn't it amazing how you remember those arguments that you could never win?  Had a few of those, myself.  To this day I want to go back and say "See, I made it anyway".  

      Oh well, our weather is improving, also.  Looks like we are finally going to break the barrier of staying above freezing at night.  Spring is here.

      Ric, the best was my high school guidance counselor. The only time we talked, while I was in high school, was 2 weeks before I graduated. He was "advising me" on what career I should pursue. I told him that was going to be an electronic technician and he argued with me, saying that I would not like that, and that I wouldn't be any good at it. He insisted that I would do better in construction. That was laughable, because my physical build wasn't one that would be suited to any heavy manual labor. The conversation ended when I informed him that I was already enrolled in a tech school, and that I started that school 2 weeks after graduation from high school. Fast forward about 10 years, and the same counselor stopped me when I was in the lobby of the high school. He wanted to know why I was there, and where I was going. Just then the school secretary came walking by, and she said "oh, that's my copier repair man. He is here to fix the Xerox." The counselor shot her a odd look and she replied, "Oh no, he is the only one who can actually fix the thing." I didn't say I word, I just smiled as that ***** of a counselor walked away, shaking his head.

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    • April 13, 2018 7:18 AM EDT
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      Great story!  I know many successful stories like that.  Best to say nothing more.  

    • April 16, 2018 12:21 PM EDT
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      I saw a yellow finch in the garden, this morning.  This means that spring has finally sprung, here in the North Woods of beautiful Deer Park.  

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    • April 16, 2018 7:04 PM EDT
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      Gee, today I saw a robin, in the mouth of the neighborhood feral cat. So, what does that mean?

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    • April 16, 2018 7:20 PM EDT
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      Dunno, but I know it's not good news for the robin.

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    • April 16, 2018 8:37 PM EDT
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      Out this morning at 3am salting the roads, got about  a half inch, just enough to make the roads slick at 26 degrees.

       

      Saw a robin at 10am morning break, and it looked like he was asking WTH?

      This post was edited by Mike Wlez at April 16, 2018 8:38 PM EDT
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