• Ugh

    From Sean Dennis@618:618/10 to All on Wed Feb 17 11:21:12 2021
    Okay, whomever ordered this absurdly cold weather can make it stop now.

    --Sean

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  • From Nick Andre@618:500/24 to Sean Dennis on Thu Feb 18 06:00:33 2021
    On 17 Feb 21 11:21:12, Sean Dennis said the following to All:

    Okay, whomever ordered this absurdly cold weather can make it stop now.

    Canada farted.

    Nick

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  • From Sean Dennis@618:618/10 to Nick Andre on Thu Feb 18 09:35:00 2021
    Nick Andre wrote to Sean Dennis <=-

    Canada farted.

    All that hot air from Ottawa floated downstream and got cold.

    Later,
    Sean

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to Sean Dennis on Thu Feb 18 13:22:00 2021
    Sean,

    Okay, whomever ordered this absurdly cold weather can make it stop now.

    To me, a good snow comes in Friday night, and is gone by Monday morning.

    We've got between 1 and 2 feet of snow on the ground at Little Rock right
    now (the total from 2 separate storms). It was -1 here Tuesday morning, and down to -20 in northern Arkansas.

    Roads are snow and ice covered, with numerous wrecks and abandoned vehicles...on the interstates and local roads (don't even think about
    travel on I-40 between Nashville and Amarillo right now...especially
    through Arkansas). They've even done rolling blackouts (I've been lucky
    so far), but I saw where the city of Lufkin, Texas literally ran out of
    water.

    We're supposed to be in the 40s this weekend, and in the 50s next week.
    But, with the warmer weather, it brings the threat of tornadoes.

    Daryl

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to Nick Andre on Thu Feb 18 13:23:00 2021
    Nick,

    Okay, whomever ordered this absurdly cold weather can make it stop now.

    Canada farted.

    Gives a whole new meaning to "Northern Lights". <G>

    Daryl

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to Sean Dennis on Thu Feb 18 13:23:00 2021
    Sean,

    Canada farted.

    All that hot air from Ottawa floated downstream and got cold.

    Somebody needs to get Mother Nature a Prozac.

    Daryl

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  • From Kurt Weiske@618:300/1 to Daryl Stout on Fri Feb 19 06:50:00 2021
    Daryl Stout wrote to Sean Dennis <=-

    We're supposed to be in the 40s this weekend, and in the 50s next
    week. But, with the warmer weather, it brings the threat of tornadoes.

    On the California coast, it's going to be cool and dry for the time being. We're fortunate. Stay safe, and stay warm.




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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to Kurt Weiske on Fri Feb 19 13:06:00 2021
    Kurt,

    On the California coast, it's going to be cool and dry for the time
    being. We're fortunate. Stay safe, and stay warm.

    As long as I have power for the central heat, and water for the
    bathroom, I'll be happy.

    Daryl

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  • From Sean Dennis@618:618/10 to Kurt Weiske on Mon Feb 22 20:17:00 2021
    Kurt Weiske wrote to Daryl Stout <=-

    On the California coast, it's going to be cool and dry for the time
    being. We're fortunate. Stay safe, and stay warm.

    It's going to be surprisingly mild here in Northeast TN. Cold nights
    but in the mid 50s to low 60s during the day.

    Later,
    Sean

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  • From ROBERT WOLFE@618:100/14 to Sean Dennis on Tue Feb 23 06:51:52 2021
    It's going to be surprisingly mild here in Northeast TN. Cold nights
    but in the mid 50s to low 60s during the day.

    Yeah, supposed to be nice this week here, too, in western TN and NW MS. Time to get the Gixxer out and enjoy the roads after work :)



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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to Sean Dennis on Tue Feb 23 01:13:00 2021
    Sean,

    It's going to be surprisingly mild here in Northeast TN. Cold nights
    but in the mid 50s to low 60s during the day.

    We're thawing out...temperatures in the 50s the last 2 days, then the
    60s through Thursday...followed by increasing rain chances into the weekend
    and early next week, should melt much of the rest of the snow cover.

    The ground will be a mud bog, though. :P

    Daryl
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  • From Sean Dennis@618:618/10 to Daryl Stout on Tue Feb 23 19:19:40 2021
    Hello Daryl,

    Tuesday February 23 2021 01:13, you wrote to me:

    The ground will be a mud bog, though. :P

    It's still really wet here with that clay soil absorbing so much rain. We've still March and April to deal with here and it's usually the worst weather. I am starting to call our district SKYWARN training nets on Saturday nights 9 EST to get people active again. I have a feeling it's going to be bad this year.

    Later,
    Sean

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to ROBERT WOLFE on Tue Feb 23 15:30:00 2021
    Robert,

    Yeah, supposed to be nice this week here, too, in western TN and NW MS.
    Time to get the Gixxer out and enjoy the roads after work :)

    It's 60 degrees warmer in Little Rock today than it was this time last
    week (76 and clear, versus 16 and snow).

    Daryl

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to Sean Dennis on Tue Feb 23 22:17:00 2021
    Sean,

    It's still really wet here with that clay soil absorbing so much rain. We've still March and April to deal with here and it's usually the
    worst weather. I am starting to call our district SKYWARN training
    nets on Saturday nights 9 EST to get people active again. I have a feeling it's going to be bad this year.

    It was 16 and snowing in Little Rock a week ago. Today, it was sunny
    and 76...just a week later. I too, dread both tornado and hurricane
    season.

    I got recertified as a Skywarn Spotter via a Zoom session last year.
    They know who I am, when I call the spotter number...and I know what "reportable criteria" is. But, we'd have a bunch of "lids" who would
    NEVER checkin to the training net...yet, when "the real thing" came
    along, these folks would come out of the woodwork, with things like:

    1) I've got a funnel cloud that's not rotating (they're likely seeing
    scud).

    2) The tornado sirens are going off.

    3) It just started raining here.

    None of that is "reportable criteria".

    Or, they ask "is the weather net up??". If they would listen first,
    they would hear a special tone if Arkansas Skywarn was activated.

    Several years ago, one ham kept talking, and kept saying his callsign
    as if he was signing off. I so wanted to key up and say "Put a friggin'
    sock in it!!".

    Or the net declares "Emergency Mode", and no one listens to the
    directions of Net Control.

    Then, you have these people who want EXACT SPECIFICS of either
    severe weather or winter weather, BEFORE it occurs. You can't
    convince them that "we can't know that". On one net, I said "You
    might as well be asking the time of your death...or who the next
    Pope of the Catholic Church is, while the current one is still
    alive"...then they reply "Now, you're getting nasty about it".

    There are so many ways to receive weather information nowadays...
    NOAA Weather Radio, smartphone weather apps (I love the Radarscope
    app), radio and TV stations, etc. To me, if you ignore the forecast
    (checking it once a week, thinking it'll never change), you do so
    at your own peril. Around here, forecasts change more often than
    one changes their underwear. Never mind if you look out your
    window, and see a tornado heading for you, you might no longer
    have "clean underwear". :P

    After 28 years of crap like this, I got burned out on weather
    (which is what I got into ham radio for in the first place). Now,
    my emphasis is on Trains And Railroads...especially railroad
    crossing safety.

    Daryl, WX4QZ

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  • From Brian Klauss@618:300/38 to Daryl Stout on Wed Feb 24 08:58:53 2021
    Re: Re: Ugh
    By: Daryl Stout to Sean Dennis on Tue Feb 23 2021 10:17 pm

    It was 16 and snowing in Little Rock a week ago. Today, it was sunny
    and 76...just a week later. I too, dread both tornado and hurricane
    season.

    16 and snowing, eh? Last weekend, I had a temperature of -8F. Yesterday, 61F. We're supposed to get snow again tonight... Got to love Colorado.

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  • From Sean Dennis@618:618/10 to Daryl Stout on Wed Feb 24 14:36:26 2021
    Hello, Daryl!

    Replying to a message of Daryl Stout to Sean Dennis:

    It was 16 and snowing in Little Rock a week ago. Today, it was sunny
    and 76...just a week later. I too, dread both tornado and hurricane season.

    Gotta love the US and its having the most active weather system in the world due to its geographical location.

    None of that is "reportable criteria".

    Here, due to administration problems, SKYWARN has died off. I am doing the training nets again and am starting to get more and more people checking in.

    Or, they ask "is the weather net up??". If they would listen first,
    they would hear a special tone if Arkansas Skywarn was activated.

    We don't have any of that. It's usually WX4MRX getting on the repeater and announcing that we've been activated.

    Several years ago, one ham kept talking, and kept saying his
    callsign
    as if he was signing off. I so wanted to key up and say "Put a
    friggin'
    sock in it!!".

    One of my pet peeves is "xxnxxx for ID". We know you're announcing your call for ID. You don't have to tell us.

    Or the net declares "Emergency Mode", and no one listens to the directions of Net Control.

    I've had that happen when I'm running an activated net. The DC calls them afterwards and chews them a new one for doing that.

    Then, you have these people who want EXACT SPECIFICS of either

    We generally ignore those people.

    There are so many ways to receive weather information nowadays...

    Yes. There is really no reason for such a huge loss of life with predictable events. Though it's not perfect, tornado forecasting has gotten quite good and if people heed the warnings, they might live through the weather.

    After 28 years of crap like this, I got burned out on weather
    (which is what I got into ham radio for in the first place). Now,
    my emphasis is on Trains And Railroads...especially railroad
    crossing safety.

    I am not burnt out on SKYWARN. I still enjoy it and if I wind up moving, I will become active in that area. I am also ARES trained and might consider getting into ARES if I move. Unfortunately, I have dealt with some bad actors in my current county and will not participate in any of its clubs or organizations save for SKYWARN.

    Later,
    Sean

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to Brian Klauss on Wed Feb 24 18:30:00 2021
    Brian,

    16 and snowing, eh? Last weekend, I had a temperature of -8F.
    Yesterday, 61F. We're supposed to get snow again tonight... Got
    to love Colorado.

    I was out in the Colorado Springs area in 1980 in college, when
    the concert choir of the University Of Arkansas At Little Rock,
    took part in the Music Educators National Conference that year.
    Otherwise, I've been through Denver on Amtrak. My late Mom and I
    may have flown Southwest Airlines from Little Rock to Denver for
    one of the Clive Cussler Collectors Society Conventions out there
    years ago. My Mom passed away in August, 2019, and Dr. Cussler
    passed away 6 months later.

    Daryl

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to Sean Dennis on Wed Feb 24 18:53:00 2021
    Sean,

    Gotta love the US and its having the most active weather system in the world due to its geographical location.

    Even though I'm fascinated by meteorology, I'm glad I never went into
    it. I think why many of the forecasters are bald, is because they've been pulling their hair out at "the forecast model mess".

    Here, due to administration problems, SKYWARN has died off. I am doing the training nets again and am starting to get more and more people checking in.

    There is a training net on the second Tuesday (or that's when they did
    it awhile back). However, I'm doing the Arklatex D-Star Net on Tuesday
    night, so that rules that out.

    We don't have any of that. It's usually WX4MRX getting on the repeater and announcing that we've been activated.

    Is that the weather station at the NWS in Knoxville??

    One of my pet peeves is "xxnxxx for ID". We know you're announcing
    your call for ID. You don't have to tell us.

    Exactly...saying "For ID" is redundant. And, speaking of which, one
    thing I remember from the Associated Press Style Book from journalism
    over 40 years ago -- "the term 'funeral service' is redundant".

    I've had that happen when I'm running an activated net. The DC calls
    them afterwards and chews them a new one for doing that.

    As they should.

    Then, you have these people who want EXACT SPECIFICS of either

    We generally ignore those people.

    It isn't easy. What really bugs me now is all these (what I term them)
    as "Hi, Bye, And QSY" hams..."Net Control, please checkin [callsign],
    [name], [location], short time, no traffic"...and not a minute later,
    they're doing the same thing on another net. It's as if there is a
    prize, bonus, award, certificate, etc., for checking into a large
    number of nets in an evening. One ham in the Memphis area, Rick,
    KA2BSM (he heads up the CERT group in the Memphis area) wonders "Do
    they even have a life outside of ham radio??".

    There are so many ways to receive weather information nowadays...

    Yes. There is really no reason for such a huge loss of life with predictable events. Though it's not perfect, tornado forecasting has gotten quite good and if people heed the warnings, they might live
    through the weather.

    The problem is, we can talk severe weather safety until we're blue in
    the face, and folks still endanger their lives. When that nearly EF-5
    tornado (it was a 190 mph EF-4 as it was...200 mph is EF-5) blasted
    through Vilonia, Arkansas (the same area that was hit by an EF-2
    tornado just 3 years earlier)...one of the hams (who's also in the
    Air Force, and a meteorologist)...who was running the Skywarn Net
    that night said "I do NOT want any of my spotters near this thing".

    I am not burnt out on SKYWARN. I still enjoy it and if I wind up
    moving, I will become active in that area. I am also ARES trained and might consider getting into ARES if I move. Unfortunately, I have
    dealt with some bad actors in my current county and will not
    participate in any of its clubs or organizations save for SKYWARN.

    One ham (who is now a Silent Key) did me dirty years ago. Two of the
    clubs in the Little Rock area were having their hamfests in April, just
    3 weeks apart. I was a member of both clubs, but my philosophy was "I
    may have to work both weekends...but I'd like information on both of
    them, in case I can 'sweet talk the boss' into letting me take the days
    off from work".

    Well, this individual considered that a threat, and he called me on
    the phone, and cussed me to the point of tears (I was bawling, swearing
    that I was quitting ham radio). I called a now former ham who lived 2
    miles away, and said "I'm quitting the hobby, and am bringing my gear
    over to you to sell it on the swap net". He was incredulous, and I
    said "I'll explain when I get there", and hung up.

    I threw the gear on the couch, pulled my license out of my wallet,
    and threw it on the couch, and headed for the door. He stopped me,
    and said "You're not leaving until you tell me what happened" (I was
    still visibly upset). When I told him, he exploded in rage. The next
    week when I got on the air, the individual who had cussed me out on
    the phone the week before said "You always do good"...it was all I
    could do to keep from cussing him out on the air.

    Very few people found out the real story, and while I forgave him,
    I never forgot it...and never did anything with that club, except
    for the VE Testing at their hamfest (that's no longer done). Well,
    I figured I'd be vindicated on Judgment Day...and now, it may be
    that karma has bit him big time.

    Right after that, I got out of the hobby for 6 months...no nets,
    no on the air time, no "getting a biscuit and a glass of tea", etc.
    This was 25 years ago now...and I nearly quit the hobby back then.

    Daryl, WX4QZ

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  • From Sean Dennis@618:618/10 to Daryl Stout on Thu Feb 25 15:54:00 2021
    Daryl Stout wrote to Sean Dennis <=-

    Is that the weather station at the NWS in Knoxville??

    Yes. That's the "in-house" ARS that's physically in the MRX office
    which is in Morristown, about 45 minutes east of Knoxville.

    It isn't easy. What really bugs me now is all these (what I term
    them) as "Hi, Bye, And QSY" hams..."Net Control, please checkin [callsign], [name], [location], short time, no traffic"...and not a
    minute later, they're doing the same thing on another net.

    That's rampant everywhere. The Tennessee Phone Net (3.980 at 1930
    Eastern) has a special check-in for people who are leaving to go to
    other nets. I quit checking into that net because for some reason I'm
    deaf to most of the NCS stations; I think it's because my antenna is
    oriented north/south and I keep working them off the end of the antenna.

    The problem is, we can talk severe weather safety until we're blue in the face, and folks still endanger their lives. When that nearly EF-5 tornado (it was a 190 mph EF-4 as it was...200 mph is EF-5) blasted through Vilonia, Arkansas (the same area that was hit by an EF-2
    tornado just 3 years earlier)...one of the hams (who's also in the
    Air Force, and a meteorologist)...who was running the Skywarn Net
    that night said "I do NOT want any of my spotters near this thing".

    You'll get 'em. Especially those batshit crazy storm chasers.

    Right after that, I got out of the hobby for 6 months...no nets,
    no on the air time, no "getting a biscuit and a glass of tea", etc.
    This was 25 years ago now...and I nearly quit the hobby back then.

    I was a member of a particular club here locally and was the treasurer.
    I was "accidentally" sent a copy of an email by the secretary where the president of the club was saying things about me and calling me some
    really vulgar names. The next club meeting, I presented this email to
    the club and announced not only my immediate resignation, my then-wife
    and I told them to pound sand and left.

    The club voted to refund our membership fees and that was the last I
    dealt with them ... probably 12 years now. Though that person is long
    gone from the club, I refuse to have anything to do with them.

    The icing on the cake? This person's first name is Dick.

    Fitting.

    Later,
    Sean

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to Sean Dennis on Thu Feb 25 18:21:00 2021
    Sean,

    Is that the weather station at the NWS in Knoxville??

    Yes. That's the "in-house" ARS that's physically in the MRX office
    which is in Morristown, about 45 minutes east of Knoxville.

    OK, I remember the identifier for Knoxville is TYS, for the McGee-Tyson Airport.

    That's rampant everywhere. The Tennessee Phone Net (3.980 at 1930 Eastern) has a special check-in for people who are leaving to go to
    other nets. I quit checking into that net because for some reason I'm deaf to most of the NCS stations; I think it's because my antenna is oriented north/south and I keep working them off the end of the
    antenna.

    That may be something I may do on my nets...noting "you won't be asked for comments, but be marked as short time".

    You'll get 'em. Especially those batshit crazy storm chasers.

    I can't stand them. For the folks who do NOT want hazardous weather...be
    it tornadoes, large hail, damaging winds, flooding rain, snow, or ice...
    and they are affected, losing property or loved ones, I will feel sorry
    for them. I'm in this group as well...I don't mind "garden variety thundershowers", but when they start talking about severe weather, I get
    very nervous. Yet, when these who WANTED the hazardous weather...and they suffer loss of property or loved ones, my reply is "You got what you asked
    for, got more than you bargained for...and I hope you're happy now".

    It is true in so many ways that "you should be careful what you ask for". Karma has a way of biting one in the butt...or the tagline "My Karma just
    ran over your Dogma". <G>

    I was a member of a particular club here locally and was the treasurer.
    I was "accidentally" sent a copy of an email by the secretary where the president of the club was saying things about me and calling me some really vulgar names. The next club meeting, I presented this email to
    the club and announced not only my immediate resignation, my then-wife
    and I told them to pound sand and left.

    Good for you.

    The club voted to refund our membership fees and that was the last I
    dealt with them ... probably 12 years now. Though that person is long gone from the club, I refuse to have anything to do with them.

    I don't blame you a bit.

    The icing on the cake? This person's first name is Dick.

    Fitting.

    I'll say. <G>

    Daryl

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  • From Mike Powell@618:250/1 to DARYL STOUT on Fri Feb 26 17:20:00 2021
    OK, I remember the identifier for Knoxville is TYS, for the McGee-Tyson Airport.

    Which is actually closer to Maryville-Alcoa. When they buit the airport
    down that way, they zoned it as being "in Knoxville" so that they could
    serve alcohol as, at the time, Maryville (and I think Alcoa, too) was dry.

    Mike


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  • From Sean Dennis@618:618/1 to All on Sun Jun 6 01:20:33 2021
    1:18 in the morning and I can't sleep. Supposed to be up at 7 AM to go
    grocery shopping too. Going to be one of those days, I can tell...

    -- Sean



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  • From Warpslide@618:500/23 to Sean Dennis on Sun Jun 6 03:48:16 2021
    On 06 Jun 2021, Sean Dennis said the following...

    1:18 in the morning and I can't sleep. Supposed to be up at 7 AM to go grocery shopping too. Going to be one of those days, I can tell...

    Ditto, can't sleep either. 3:48am... :/


    Jay

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  • From August Abolins@618:250/1.9 to Sean Dennis on Sun Jun 6 07:40:00 2021
    Hello Sean Dennis!

    ** On Sunday 06.06.21 - 01:20, Sean Dennis wrote to All:

    1:18 in the morning and I can't sleep. Supposed to be up
    at 7 AM to go grocery shopping too. Going to be one of
    those days, I can tell...

    Your body will probably suggest that you take a nap at some
    point during the day now. Go for it!

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  • From August Abolins@618:250/1.9 to Warpslide on Sun Jun 6 07:48:00 2021
    Hello Warpslide!

    ** On Sunday 06.06.21 - 03:48, Warpslide wrote to Sean Dennis:

    Ditto, can't sleep either. 3:48am... :/

    I had a somewhat restless/wakeful non-sleep a few days ago, and
    that was around the time of the full moon. I doubt that the
    full was the cause and effect, but thinking of that folklore
    didn't help either. I am sure something else was "off" or
    different to make sleep no happening - maybe it was the
    culmination of too many non-decaf coffees, or cheating with
    breads or sugar from candies that I was having around that
    time.

    --
    ../|ug

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  • From thecivvie@618:500/14 to Sean Dennis on Sun Jun 6 13:04:56 2021
    Sean Dennis wrote to All <=-

    1:18 in the morning and I can't sleep. Supposed to be up at 7 AM to go grocery shopping too. Going to be one of those days, I can tell...

    -- Sean

    Get that far to often these days.

    TC


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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to Sean Dennis on Sun Jun 6 23:19:00 2021
    Sean,

    1:18 in the morning and I can't sleep. Supposed to be up at 7 AM to go grocery shopping too. Going to be one of those days, I can tell...

    Sleep and I have a loving relationship.

    But, L. Armclock and N. Somnia are trying to break us up...the jealous whores!! <G>

    To make matters worse, earlier today...my headset mic, the sound card,
    the ThumbDV, and the BlueDV program (all that I do D-Star with), decided
    to join my web browsers, and all crapped out.

    So, I'm off the air, net wise, until further notice. I uninstalled
    Firefox, Opera, and Chrome...but was able to get Chrome back on (I
    didn't want to use Edge).

    If that wasn't enough, I likely am going to have to sell my car within
    2 weeks to pay some bills.

    Daryl, WX4QZ

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to August Abolins on Sun Jun 6 23:20:00 2021
    August,

    Your body will probably suggest that you take a nap at some
    point during the day now. Go for it!

    If I don't get a power nap in the afternoon, I'm in bad shape.

    Besides, frequent naps prevent old age...especially if taken while
    driving. <G>

    Daryl

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  • From Kevin Nunn@618:200/1 to Sean Dennis on Mon Jun 7 15:42:11 2021
    SEAN DENNIS wrote to ALL <=-

    1:18 in the morning and I can't sleep. Supposed to be up at 7 AM to go grocery shopping too. Going to be one of those days, I can tell...

    I was up at 4 this morning, while I was asleep I thought I heard the
    old broken doorbell ring, then I wondered if it was a dream or if I
    actually heard it. But I didn't feel like getting up to go look. And if
    it was real important they would have knocked on the door.

    Glad to know I am not the only person that hits the grocery store early
    on Sunday morning. Seems like the best time to go to avoid most
    peoples. Except I can't buy beer on Sundays till after 12 noon.

    Kev

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  • From Sean Dennis@618:618/1 to Kevin Nunn on Mon Jun 7 22:31:01 2021
    Kevin Nunn wrote to Sean Dennis:

    I was up at 4 this morning, while I was asleep I thought I heard the
    old broken doorbell ring, then I wondered if it was a dream or if I actually heard it. But I didn't feel like getting up to go look. And if
    it was real important they would have knocked on the door.

    My neighbors and their "two minute friends" are what is keeping me up. I
    think I may need to start capturing license plate numbers and giving them to someone I know that can help.

    Glad to know I am not the only person that hits the grocery store early
    on Sunday morning. Seems like the best time to go to avoid most
    peoples. Except I can't buy beer on Sundays till after 12 noon.

    I generally do not like going on Sunday myself, much prefering Saturday
    morning (even less people). However, I am at the mercy of my ride since bus service is nearly non-existant after 6 PM weekdays or on weekends at all.

    --Sean



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  • From Steve Wolf@618:250/1 to Kevin Nunn on Mon Jun 7 16:31:19 2021
    Re: Re: Ugh
    By: Kevin Nunn to Sean Dennis on Mon Jun 07 2021 03:42 pm

    1:18 in the morning and I can't sleep. Supposed to be up at 7 AM to
    go grocery shopping too. Going to be one of those days, I can
    tell...

    peoples. Except I can't buy beer on Sundays till after 12 noon.

    No beer? What's the point of even leaving the house? ;-)

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  • From Kevin Nunn@618:200/1 to Sean Dennis on Tue Jun 8 16:01:11 2021
    SEAN DENNIS wrote to KEVIN NUNN <=-

    My neighbors and their "two minute friends" are what is keeping me up.
    I think I may need to start capturing license plate numbers and giving them to someone I know that can help.

    LOL, I am really lucky in my complex that most of the neighbors seem to
    be quiet types. All 48 units are 1 bedrooms, so mostly single people
    ages 20-70. I want to get a 2 bedroom somewhere, but not sure if I am
    ready to deal with noisy neighbors.

    I generally do not like going on Sunday myself, much prefering Saturday morning (even less people). However, I am at the mercy of my ride
    since bus service is nearly non-existant after 6 PM weekdays or on weekends at all.

    I'll have to get Saturday a try, then I woule be able to pickup my beer
    too, but it takes me 3 months to drink a 6 pack, so don't often need to
    get it.

    Kev

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  • From Kevin Nunn@618:200/1 to Steve Wolf on Tue Jun 8 16:02:11 2021
    STEVE WOLF wrote to KEVIN NUNN <=-

    peoples. Except I can't buy beer on Sundays till after 12 noon.

    No beer? What's the point of even leaving the house? ;-)

    Right!

    Kev

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  • From Sean Dennis@618:618/1 to Kevin Nunn on Tue Jun 8 18:06:03 2021
    Kevin Nunn wrote to Sean Dennis:

    LOL, I am really lucky in my complex that most of the neighbors seem to
    be quiet types. All 48 units are 1 bedrooms, so mostly single people
    ages 20-70. I want to get a 2 bedroom somewhere, but not sure if I am
    ready to deal with noisy neighbors.

    It's mixed here. The building I am are all one-bedroom apartments but there
    is a standalone building behind me with two two-bedroom apartments.

    I'll have to get Saturday a try, then I woule be able to pickup my beer too, but it takes me 3 months to drink a 6 pack, so don't often need to
    get it.

    Usually everyone is too hung over or outside to care about shopping. Though
    I am not an early riser normally, I will make an exception to be able to
    shop in peace. Besides, since a lot of stores in my area either have one
    day set aside or everyday at an early time for "seniors and vunerable
    people" to shop in peace so once I get a car, I will start doing that.

    As I have aged, I have started to have panic attacks in crowds (I found out only recently that panic attacks run in my mother's side of my family; nice
    to know after twenty years of suffering with them) so I try very hard to
    avoid crowds these days.

    -- Sean



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  • From Kevin Nunn@618:200/1 to Sean Dennis on Sat Jun 12 17:30:07 2021
    SEAN DENNIS wrote to KEVIN NUNN <=-

    Usually everyone is too hung over or outside to care about shopping.

    LOL now that is a very good point. And probably the #1 reason it is
    slower on Saturday mornings.

    Though I am not an early riser normally, I will make an exception to be

    I am the opposite, Even on weekends I am up by 6am, but I got to bed
    around 9pm, so that's probably why.

    able to shop in peace. Besides, since a lot of stores in my area
    either have one day set aside or everyday at an early time for "seniors and vunerable people" to shop in peace so once I get a car, I will
    start doing that.

    I am not sure if we had that hear, but it would be a good idea, even
    now after the pandemic is settling down. Give people that need more
    time to shop and look around time for themselves with people rushing
    them and things like that.

    As I have aged, I have started to have panic attacks in crowds (I found out only recently that panic attacks run in my mother's side of my
    family; nice to know after twenty years of suffering with them) so I
    try very hard to avoid crowds these days.

    I will admit, I am in a similar situation, not sure if it is age or
    what. Not crowds, but any significant medical issue has spawned panic
    attacks in me. I had a really bad thigh cramp one night that started an
    attack and when I was passing a kidney stone, I had a couple of them.
    At first I didn't know what was going on, but my ex-wife recognized it
    and told me.

    Kev



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