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Fatwa Arbuckle
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Happy Black Friday, Wheelizens! Huh…I don’t see any doorbuster specials like 5 lbs. of Brussels sprouts for $2.99, BOGO hamster wheels or all Hello Kitty merchandise at 50% off. Did the merchandising department completely drop the ball?!? Picked-up a message at the JimCo office last night from the property manager on-call for one of the companies we’ve worked for for decades. There’s a leak at Mrs. Shyster’s HOA in the building we’re (allegedly) going to receive a signed proposal for by Monday. (The leak is no surprise; we told them about 15 months ago they had some serious issues, they… Read more »

dv8
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I’m unaquainted with your HOA woes. HOAs do suck though, I live in one. I wish I just had a regular house. But this is fine for now, I guess.

The Black Friday deals at Amazon are very tempting. All kinds of amazing tech for cheap! Ima resist tho.

dv8
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Maybe…….

Sven
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Sven

Great thread pic, Mac.

Sven
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Sven

H, Fatwa. Good morning, GN!

Good chunk of rainfall yesterday and the distant mountains are covered in snow. Chilly outside.

Curious. Has Jim teh Roofer factored in rising sea levels and attendant increases in rainfall in his 10 year business plan?

Fatwa Arbuckle
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Hi, Sven --

Perhaps we should acquire some expertise in below-grade waterproofing. And/or swimming pools. 👿

Seems highly unlikely -- but not utterly impossible -- that JimCo will still be in business in a decade.

ThePlagueFairy
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ThePlagueFairy

Sven, when you come back ’round, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your dear wife! Do you still make jewelry? How are you, Sir? You sound happy. Grateful.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur

Happy Black Friday -- that’s raaaaaacis! -- Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, and Sven!

Had a nice crowd over last night -- 12 -- and much good food was consumed. Today we have to reset the tables and chairs, then begin decorating for Christmas.

Fatwa -- I hope all goes well at Shyster Gardens.

Fatwa Arbuckle
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Hi, Paddy!

Glad you had a nice time yesterday; hope you have good leftovers.

Heard back from the resident of the Shyster Gardens unit; not anywhere near as bad a leak as I’d feared it might be.

(All of the roof drains installed by another company which we’ve had to service to-date have woefully inappropriate couplings to the drain lines, which lead to pretty catastrophic “water intrusion” even in fairly light rains when they fail. That’s not the case re this one.)

Fatwa Arbuckle
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Re cats:

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dv8
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Good Afternoon Wheelies!

I went to a pot luck for a couple of hours for thanks giving. I made my Great Grandmother’s Potato Soup. Harper stayed home and slept, but she was wide awake when I got home and we made turkey sandwiches with butter and cranberry sauce, and dipped them in gravy.

After doing the review of Fifine’s microphone (which is pretty good, by the way, I was surprised how good it was) the company wants to give me more free stuff and review it. So that’s kinda fun.

dv8
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And we got our first snowfall of the year. Maybe 4-6 inches, but it’s already mostly gone by now.

We were drinking Pero and watching it snow. (Does anyone remember Postum(tm)?” You can only get it through limited nostalgia runs now, which is too bad because I think it was probably better than the non-coffee type roasted grain beverages you can get commonly now.

ThePlagueFairy
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ThePlagueFairy

Boo Kitty is still a liar…just sayin’

And I truly do love you guys. Happy leftovers day! Yum! Did you have teh Squash of Teh Gods yesterday, Fatwa? I brought a mess of pottage here for you wheelies, what’ja bring me? I’m guessing Gentle Mac smuggled in some brussle sprouts for me.

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ThePlagueFairy
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ThePlagueFairy

Did I do it?!? Did I post it correctly? Am I here?!

sQueaK!

ThePlagueFairy
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ThePlagueFairy

Sven, Paddy, Fatwa and JerryYouJustKnowI’mFeelingGreat…how I’ve missed you all! I talk to dear Machinist more but still not enough. It’s good to see you all. I do read the wheel more than you might be aware and you are always in my prayers.

ThePlagueFairy
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ThePlagueFairy

(Shhhhhh…..teh thread is just sleeping)

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Fatwa Arbuckle
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It looks more as though it’s pining for the fjords if that image is accurate. 😉

ThePlagueFairy
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ThePlagueFairy

Pining, yeah, that’s what it’s doing.

Fatwa Arbuckle
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Or perhaps ceased to be.

Fatwa Arbuckle
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Hi, dv9 and…Harper!!1! Harper -- Goodness gracious it’s truly wonderful to “see” you! Yes, we did have Squash of the Godz yesterday. And today. (FTR would have sent us home unfed yesterday if we’d shown-up without it.) We made two batches so we could leave some with the children and still have an unsullied -- until this morning -- pan we didn’t have to share. (But we’d share some with you if you were here…) dv8 -- Glad you got a decent new mic and that they want to send you more stuff. As far as Black Friday tech deals… Read more »

ThePlagueFairy
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ThePlagueFairy

Fatwa! You slipped in while I was busy ki…er…putting Teh thread to sleep. Great to see you! Give my fond regards to BrendaPieK!

Fatwa Arbuckle
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Regards to Brenda: done.

Quoth Brenda, “Tell Harper I love her!”

(She’s a bit under teh weather or she’d jump on right now.)

ThePlagueFairy
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ThePlagueFairy

I’m sorry she’s not well. Sleeping is traditional for this day. She always was a lover of history and tradition!

Happy Squeak!

Fatwa Arbuckle
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Squeakity-squeak and a “meep” back at you.

She’s been dozing a lot today, which I think is good for her. (Since part of her “under the weatherness” is lack of sleep. She’s taking some “use ’em or lose ’em” PTO days next week; iz nice for her.)

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur

Harper! dv8! How wonderful to see you both!
Harper -- I have missed your cheery squeak!

ThePlagueFairy
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ThePlagueFairy

Dear Paddy, it’s so good to see you! How is your family?

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur

They are well, dear lady. Thank you for asking. I’d love to hear about the doings of your household, when you are up to it.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur

We’ve been listening to Christmas music as Mrs. Paddy decorates the house. The last CD was Chanticleer. I think the next will be Sylvia Woods -- Three Harps for Christmas.

ThePlagueFairy
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ThePlagueFairy

Great idea, Paddy! I was just putting on Christmas music so it’d be all set when dv8 got home. We’re going to decorate later today, too. I’ll put on Sylvia Woods and then Chanticleer. I’ll bet we have a lot of the same Christmas music.

Iz gift!

Nity- nite

Sven
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Sven

How wonderful to see you here, Miss Harper!