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    Re: Walrus likes to sink boats

    The Norwegians have said that she will not be euthanized under any circumstances. She is no doubt causing problems for some folks, but it's a really charming story for those of us from 'away'. :)
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    Re: The view from my window

    We have those yellow 'yield' signs with deer on them on the road alongside my property, but in the time we have owned this place I have never seen a deer. Foxes, possums, armadillos, and raccoons,...
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    Poll: Re: Have you contracted Covid-19 yet?

    Twice. And I have had the shots. The first time was March of 2020. The second was Memorial Day this year. Got it from my grandson. :)

    Mickey Lake
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    Re: Wife passed this AM

    You have my deepest sympathies, sir. I wish for yourself and your family the healing of peace and that the good memories come quickly to you all.

    Mickey Lake
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    Re: Bitch or brag-how’s the weather?

    Raining. Rained yesterday. Will rain tomorrow. You know, summertime.

    Mickey Lake
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    Re: New Canadian Citizen

    Congratulations, sir. That must feel pretty special.

    Mickey Lake
  7. Re: Run... err... Sail Like a Girl! 14-Year Oldwins Bayview-Mackinac Race

    I so wish that I had had the chance to learn at that young an age. I started in my late teens, but by then I had missed the Opti stuff, and I think that's a pretty good foundation. So they trucked...
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    Re: The Voice in the Night

    Yep, you got me, as well.

    Mickey Lake
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    Re: Hey Brits, how’s it going?

    A friend's husband is in the hospital for a hip replacement, and they have fans blowing across ice to try and keep the place cool because they don't have air conditioning. I know that during my stays...
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    Re: Tip o' the Hat to Michael Mason (mmd)

    Michael is one of the good guys, for sure. How rare is it to get to read comments from a guy like him, with his experience and wide breadth of knowledge?

    I don't post that much here, but to see...
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    Re: Update on wife:

    Words do so little to convey feeling at times like these. I am so glad that you have family near. That is a blessing beyond measure.

    Damn.

    Mickey Lake
  12. Thread: Utah Pics...

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    Re: Utah Pics...

    We drove through on the way to the north rim of the Grand Canyon from Denver a few years ago, and dang, that place is absolutely amazing. For someone who looks out of his windows into a world of dark...
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    Re: Anybody installed a mini split system?

    We paid someone to do it. I must admit it's worked pretty well.

    Mickey Lake
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    Re: The Boss is coming to Seattle

    I was listening to the Bruce channel on XM radio yesterday afternoon and they were discussing it. Sounds like one of those things that cause undue anxiety.

    Mickey Lake
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    Re: Happy birthday to Bamamick…

    Thank you, Aulikki, and thank you everyone here. You have always been so kind.

    Thanks again.

    Mickey Lake
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    Re: Step One- Throw away the title

    Alabama only very recently began requiring a title, and with the thousands of boats in this state you can imagine the chaos when someone sells a boat without one and that person goes to get their...
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    Re: Movers here within an hour....

    Geez, I was so confused. I thought 'she's moving back to Finland? I thought it was just a visit?'.

    This thread is pretty cool though, to see names I'd not seen in awhile.

    Mickey Lake
  18. Thread: new neighbors

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    Re: new neighbors

    Jamie, you have been through a rough time of it, and you deserve a hell of a lot better than this. Sadly, it sounds as if any change that's going to happen is all on you, but it sounds as if you are...
  19. Re: New temperature guidelines from the US government..

    I grew up in a one thousand square foot house with one window unit. I played outside from daylight until dusk every single day in the summer, and I don't ever remember 'hot' being a thing. But now?...
  20. Thread: Dragonless!

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    Re: Dragonless!

    I'll be alright, John. Life goes on. :)

    Mickey Lake
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    Re: European Vacation - Amsterdam to Tuscany

    What a great trip! You could spend a whole day in the maritime museum, but then you'd miss 'the Nightwatch' and all that stuff. Amsterdam is one of my favorite cities in the world. I have been there...
  22. Re: We're getting old. This is going to happen more.

    The two most obvious benefits to the internet are access to information, if you know what to look for and where to look, and more importantly, the alleviation of loneliness for so many that need that...
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    Poll: Re: Age of members poll

    I will be 64 in a week or so. :)

    Mickey Lake
  24. Re: New temperature guidelines from the US government..

    We live in a cabin we built ourselves out of the pines cut down from our land. The only thing not wood in this place is the roof, which is metal. During the hottest part of the summer, which is...
  25. Thread: Dragonless!

    by bamamick
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    Dragonless!

    About this time last year I put up a post here about the sale of my wooden Dragon. Today I sent off my glassfibre boat to a new life in Buffalo, New York, very near to where she was built 40+ years...
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    Re: Inexpensive cruising yachts under 32'

    Slips, moorings, and insurance. Plus anything you have to replace gear-wise costs a bloody fortune. A dear friend who retired from the boat-repair business told me once when I was grumbling about...
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    Re: Inexpensive cruising yachts under 32'

    The Nicholson 32 looks a proper sailing boat. You could get somewhere in that thing.

    Mickey Lake
  28. Thread: Virginia V

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    Re: Virginia V

    That looks a proper motor yacht!

    Mickey Lake
  29. New temperature guidelines from the US government..

    I haven't seen the report, but a guy on one of our local radio stations was reading it this morning, and he was laughing so hard that he could barely get it out: the United States government has a...
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    Re: BROTM 7. Let's get some prog rock up in here.

    Not really a song, but the most beautiful piece of music that I know of. Almost brings tears to my eyes when I hear it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DB-uJ0TxKQ

    Oh, and I have it on good...
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    Re: BROTM 7. Let's get some prog rock up in here.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zq-bcFOI56E

    And of course, my favorite song of all time (maybe): Ian Anderson and his mob.

    Mickey Lake
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    Re: BROTM 7. Let's get some prog rock up in here.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6ZRGzx31iQ

    Alan Parsons Project: an old favorite.

    Mickey Lake
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    Re: Wife fell again

    I hate this for you, sir. And of course, for your wife. My mom has been a victim of falls, which is why we built her house about 75 yards away from us, as she refuses to give up her independence (and...
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    Re: Brace Brace Brace!

    You would know, Reynard! Nicely done indeed!

    Mickey Lake
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    Re: RIP Glen Longino

    This is just so sad, though there is a blessing in that he passed peacefully at home. And there is also a blessing in the outpouring of love and caring the good folks here are remembering him with...
  36. Thread: Doggo lub

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    Re: Doggo lub

    Our most recent adoptee is part Lab, part Anatolian Shepherd. He is about 85 pounds and lived in a shelter for more than five of his six to seven years. He has been with us now for four months and...
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    Re: Are You Ready For Some... Football?

    As a supporter of one of the schools with the greatest tradition in college football, I understand some of the angst that Notre Dame fans are dealing with. I still blame all of this on the old USA...
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    Re: Happy 66th Birthday Tom Hanks!

    Have you seen 'News of the World'? I enjoyed it. I like a good western every now and again. :)

    Mickey Lake
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    Re: Are You Ready For Some... Football?

    A high school quarterback got an eight-million-dollar deal from a donor at the University of Miami to play football there. It was reported that he had bigger offers but really liked Miami. This isn't...
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    Re: R.I.P. L.Q. Jones

    I saw 'a boy and his dog' in the theatres when it first came out. I must have been what, maybe 14 years old? I used to ride my bike 10-12 miles from home on Saturdays and spend my lawn mowing money....
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    Re: Trump Force One

    I am pretty sure he doesn't pay for anything. He has 70 million Americans sending him money just because he is going to make America great again, again. Right?

    Mickey Lake
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    Re: Another boat for the Tasman

    How does one combat this fell beast?

    Mickey Lake
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    That is a really cool boat native to the Chesapeake region, and I very much love boats that reflect the regions where they were built. Awesome.

    Mickey Lake
  44. Re: Former Japan PM Shinzo Abe shot at campaign event

    Horrific. No words.

    Mickey Lake
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    Re: Stand Up For America!!!!!

    They meant well.

    Mickey Lake
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    Re: Another boat for the Tasman

    Good gracious! She is a beauty!

    Mickey Lake
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    Re: Moments of absolute clarity

    I don't really have very many of those (moments of clarity). When I do it's usually something silly, like cleaning up the kitchen or making the bed and I will think of my wife and kids and how...
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    Re: Are our own "troubles" starting?

    There are no armed National Guardsmen on college campuses yet. Yet. I think we have a way to go before the activism of the 1960's comes back, but it might very well do that. The Supreme Court rocked...
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    Re: What does it mean when one has no dreams?

    I dream but rarely. I have often wondered if there were some specific reason why? After reading that I am not sure I was better off not knowing. :)

    Mickey Lake
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    Re: 8-5 triple play

    Probably since tee ball. They are still human. :)

    Mickey Lake
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