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Old 08-14-2019, 07:26 AM
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Default 2019 Yahoo Pickem and Survivor groups

Come one, come all. Everyone's invited. Time to join the 2019 IntheBullseye Pickem and Survivor league.

Click on the links and go to the "join private group" section.

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Pickem winner will receive a $25 pizza egift card. Survivor winner gets bragging rights.
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Old 08-14-2019, 07:30 PM
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Awesome. Thanks for setting up once again.

Can confirm that winning the pizza egift card is great.
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Old 08-15-2019, 01:43 PM
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I think I'll be in this year. Retirement has it's privileges.
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Old 08-15-2019, 11:16 PM
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I think I'll be in this year. Retirement has it's privileges.
How are you settling in?
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Old 08-17-2019, 12:42 AM
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How are you settling in?
Getting over a head cold but otherwise I'm all set. Plenty of rain lately while all my Texas friends are broiling.
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Old 08-17-2019, 12:12 PM
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Getting over a head cold but otherwise I'm all set. Plenty of rain lately while all my Texas friends are broiling.
The other night I was out in the back yard in my hammock watching baseball and I ended up putting on a light hoodie. I wondered how many Nexans were doing the same thing at the same time.

There have been a couple of tropical storms that passed by, so the amount of rain all over the country has been seasonally unusual.
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Old 08-17-2019, 06:31 PM
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That reminds me. I'm not the only one adjusting to new digs - how is life in your new home?
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Old 08-18-2019, 05:33 PM
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That reminds me. I'm not the only one adjusting to new digs - how is life in your new home?
We're settling in ok, thanks. There are lots of small nuisances that I'm dealing with one by one, some anticipated, others surprising. The complex is great. We have a little pool in the yard which we have dangerously close to clean enough to use finally. It'll be great for teaching Daniel to swim. He does great in the water with a float thing we strap on him, pool, ocean, wherever. But I need him to start learning how to swim on his own, and that starts tomorrow. He's recently taken an interest in using a mask to see underwater so hopefully we can encourage that here, too, since he does almost everything according to his own schedule. I imagine a lot of kids are like that. He won't take any sort of instruction from me, but he will be incredibly receptive to instruction of all kinds from other people who exhibit any sort of mild authority.

There's a big park directly across the street, a big community pool, direct access to a beach that depending on the tides is often quite nice for swimming. It's really nice for walking, too, and somewhat to my surprise Daniel is happy to take walks on the beach and not necessarily go swimming every time.

It turns out that the school that we specifically moved out here to attend has in the interim seen a change in administration and after all sorts of delays our admission, which was assured by the old administration, was rejected. So that was a bit of a pisser. We were given all sorts of bullshit Panamanian excuses, all of which are lies. I suspected this during the interview and confirmed them as lies afterwards. I say We but I should really say I because once my wife heard they were rejecting us she scooped him up and marched right out.

Fortunately there was another school in the area that we really liked and we've arranged to send him there. It's a different sort of place, more academically fluid, and in many ways I think it will suit him better. So we'll see how that goes.

My biggest problem here is that the power goes out all the goddam time, at least once a day. And I do not dig that. For some reason I've become accustomed to having a reliable supply of electricity. I can't wait for the lights to konk off at about 12:30 on a random September Sunday.
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Old 08-18-2019, 09:49 PM
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I have a little electronic alarm clock I brought down with me. Every time I set the time, the power would go out within 24 hours. Since I stopped setting the clock, the power has stayed on. My landlord provided me with this cute little solar-powered lantern to use during outages. It even comes with a USB port in case your phone needs a recharge. Every time I set it outside to recharge in the sun, clouds and rain would quickly appear.

So your kid is okay with not swimming if he visits the beach but he's not okay with not getting on an airplane if he visits the airport. LOL...Children! Many years ago, my cousin's daughter Allison steadfastly refused to get into the elevator that takes you up to the observation deck inside the St. Louis Arch. She screamed bloody murder as she was dragged inch-by-inch into the waiting elevator. After her crying fit, the 5-year-old decided she liked the observation deck so when the rest of us had seen everything we wanted, we told her it was time to go back down. "Do we *have* to?", she demanded. I reminded her she didn't want to go up to begin with.
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