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dv8 - something whimsical but not grim
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Morning Gerbils!

Harper went with me on the Big Route yesterday. We had a very lovely time. There were some delays on Wednesday morning. Papers didn’t arrive early, but just a bit late--within normal parameters, but I was kinda getting used to early arrivals.

This was because the papers were quite large this morning. Our printing presses are not used anymore. We get our papers printed in Flagstaff, so we’re at the mercy of a large newspaper up there who has branched out into doing large print jobs of this kind. My boss tells me it is a bit cheaper--as well as logistically simpler--to do it this way.

In any case, we finished more or less at the normal time which put’s my punch card at about 12 1/2 hours.

Anyway, I don’t know if Harper will make it on Friday Morning, but I’m ever hopeful. That one always takes longer because there are more stops and larger amounts.

Made more fish soup Wed. night. Real ingredients. Although they were frozen ones. By the time I got to the store, the “fresh” counter was already closed. So this time, I got some Salmon, lots of tilapia, and some Ahi. I put no Shrimp in this time, (to make it even milder) we’ll see how it tastes this evening after the flavors have blended.

dv8 - something whimsical but not grim
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Update: The Soup was delicious! Harper had some too, and is happily napping again.

dv8 - something whimsical but not grim
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Sven: Are you a candidate for a corneal transplant? Thinking out loud, but… well… it just came to me yesterday morning after some prayer. I really do try to keep praying through everything I do, lately it has been comforting and focusing and other “ings.” I think the French composer Vierne spoke of “Prayerful Living, the first time I’d heard or read of such a thing outside of some eastern religions--ha!! spelled “religions” right on the first try!

Fatwa: hope you are headed home and your trip is without incident.

Paddy: Harper and I are doing pretty well. We just got back from Flagstaff a couple of days ago, where she got her MS treatment. I may have mentioned I bought some work boots while up there. Wednesday morning was my first time using them on the Job, and it went very well. I felt like my feet and ankles were much more protected and I felt safer navigating to and from the car--less likely to twist an ankle wearing them rather than the Dance Sneakers I usually wear.

Mac: Thank you for all the work that you do on the wheel. I feel so blessed to be a part of it still. It has been a wonderful time for me this last, I dunno, how many months? Not a whole year, I’m thinking. I’m so happy that Harper has been up to conversing with you all. Sometimes, she keeps up with the threads and sometimes I read them to her while she’s resting her eyes.

I think it’s time for new glasses for her. We’re going to do that pretty soon.

La_Tex: I hope the job search is going well. I enjoy your snarky accounts of the interview process. I also hope I’ll “see” you soon and that you’ll make me laugh as you usually do? You are one of the good ones!

Jerrie: Pop in whenever you have time and say hi!!

Any other Gerbils Lurking? If so, know that I love you all!!!

dv8 - something whimsical but not grim
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Reply to  Machinist

You are too kind, Sir. And you caught me sneaking in early. It sometimes seems like a good way to say “hi” to everyone if I don’t think I’ll be up early enough for the thread to be more active.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
10 months ago

Sure Happy It’s Thursday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, dv8, and Mac!

dv8 -- thanks for sharing your stories -- I do appreciate hearing about the goings-on of my friends.

Sven -- I hope you can find relief from your pain and a restoration of your vision.

Mac -- you are an important part of Teh Wheel and are appreciated.

I’m going in to see the dermatologist this afternoon to look after some pre-cancerous spots and one that may be beyond that. It’s been a few years since I’ve been, what with changes in insurance resulting in changes in doctors.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
10 months ago
Reply to  Machinist

Thanks, Mac! The doctor burned off some pre-cancerous spots (actinic keratosis) and took a biopsy of one spot on my thigh (he doesn’t think it’s a concern). I’ll get the results of the biopsy on Tuesday. If that checks out okay, then I’ll go back in 6 months to burn off more spots.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
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Drive-by:

Haven’t been keeping up with things here; too exhausted during the week and weekends I’ve mostly stayed off the computer except for catching-up on JimCo stuff.

Tomorrow’s my last day on the jobsite; headed home Saturday afternoon and due to arrive in ATL at 10:50 Saturday night.

Job’s going okay but it’s been ridiculously stressful. More after I get home and have a day or two to get my legs back underneath me.

Really looking forward to seeing SackO’SugarK.