• Re: SpringHasSpru

    From Nancy Backus@454:1/452 to Barry Martin on Fri Jul 10 16:46:54 2020
    Quoting Barry Martin to Nancy Backus on 30-Jun-2020 08:38 <=-

    cut power to a substation to keep it from "blowing up" if the water
    got into it from a smaller river. Lack of power to run pumps and shop
    vacs created one set of problems, a small issue compared to having to
    replace a shorted-out substation if they had left the power on.
    I'd guess they warned the customers of the necessity...?
    I would assume so but at the store (in the Mall) we didn't find out why
    the power failure until later. May have been announced on the radio,
    may have called the Mall Office and the information didn't get passed
    on or passed on in time. Just all of a sudden it got really dark!
    Now that would be at best disconcerting...! ;0 Did the Mall have emergency lighting, at least...?
    Barely: the store had the battery-powered emergency lights poking out
    of the ceiling but so had some light. And of course being a big-box
    store no windows except for the various door entries.

    So at least you weren't in pitch-black dark... :) Just close... ;)

    I don't recall about cell phone lights -- seems this occurred before cellphones were common.

    I wouldn't be surprised... ;)

    We did break out a few store items: battery-powered TV to find
    out what was going on (phones didn't work because they were powered by
    a computer and it's UPS didn't last long). Flashlights from Hardware.

    Necessities... ;)

    Last day of June as I write this. Woke up to 73, supposed to get
    into the very very upper 80's -- overcast currently as there's a thunderstorm (wow! did you see Daryl's ears?!) system in SE Iowa, (Yesterday was essentially clear and got into the mid-90's.) The local
    TV forecast is saying the rain will stay south and we'll get maybe half
    an inch; better thas nothing.

    And now it's the 10th of June... and things are swelteringly hot...
    supposed to finally get some rain tonight or tomorrow... and the heat
    advisary lifts tonight finally... Not that it'll be much better, except
    in comparison... "only" mid 80s for highs for a few days... and then it
    looks like it'll climb right back up again... ;(

    Overdosing on turkey leftovers one year is what turned my great-niece
    into a piscatarian... she eats veggies, eggs, dairy, and fish... no
    poultry or meat... not even into high school yet... :)
    Could be a form of animal rights thinking but otherwise can sort of
    see her aversion. LIS some time back I had the hungries and O.D.'d on
    spray-can cheese. Had on crackers; no problem with crackers but since
    then can't eat Blue Cheese (was the flavour). Still munch down other
    kinds of cheese, though tend not to be overly adventurous and stick
    with the common offerings.
    Yes, I remember that story... <G> There might be a touch of animal
    rights, but I think mostly it was just that she got the aversion to
    the taste and idea from the overdose... She's a rather articulate
    young lady... :)
    Yes, I was thinking similarly. The idea of only eating something
    (for lack of better words right now) 'expelled voluntarily' like milk
    and eggs does sort of make sense. Vegetables and fruit theoretically don't have a soul like animals, so that has some logic to my way of thinking also. When I get to fish I have a bit of a confusion as to
    me they're animals, so have a soul (and one even a sole! <rs!>) So
    while I go back to gnawing on my turkey leg I'll let them not eat what they're uncomfortable eating. If we're eating together and they prefer
    I don't eat the turkey I'll have the fish.

    My only vegetarian friend doesn't mind other people eating whatever, she
    just has an aversion to the taste of meat, especially chicken... she
    also has some aversion to rice... ;)

    Right: at this point we're still hosting a bit of extended family and
    want to have at least one meal each to take away.
    So there are always plans for most of what ever is left... :)
    Yes. On-purpose buy a larger turkey than could possibly be eaten as
    the intent is to give away most of the leftovers and have some for us.
    Minimal cooking does come in handy!
    That works nicely, then... :)
    They get to enjoy the meal again in a day or two, plus a day off from
    cooking.
    A family holiday tradition, even.... :)
    Sort of! Still do the 'early holiday' as was a lot easier for us
    working retail, plus the kids could spend Christmas with grandparents, boyfriends' families. now their own.

    Yup... juggling all the ddifferent aspects of families for the holidays
    can be fun.... ;)

    Have to admit, we tend to go more for various other ethnic cuisines
    than the usual Western fare... ;)
    It's unique and different from the day-to-day!
    And stuff I'm less likely to cook, too... :)
    Yes, even something relatively simple like Fried Rice takes special ingredients and cookware.

    Exactly.. :)

    More likely it's that there's a not too insignificant group that has
    discovered Indian food... and there are a number of Indian and
    Pakistani restaurants in the UK, since those were at one time part of
    the British empire.... ;) And haggis is basically a sort of sausage,
    you know... ;)
    From what little I know of it very coarsely ground as opposed to a
    smoother grind of the breakfast sausages, and almost puree of hot
    dogs.
    More like the coarser grind of the dinner sausages... ;) There is a
    fairly wide range of grinds... and I tend to prefer the coarser
    grinds myself... ;)
    I was probably thinking kielbasa: three or four brands available and
    one is rather mushy and so-so on flavour. Not a mushy as in wet
    oatmeal, is firm just too finely ground. Of course that's the one
    that comes up on sale frequently!

    Trying to get it to move, eh...? Not really a bargain if you don't care
    for the taste and texture... ;)

    Just like some medical
    blurbs seem to indicate one thing the original article the opposite.
    Now that is a case of needing to go back to the original... :)
    Depending on how much and what was trimmed could possibly be a very
    good thing to do.
    And at the least, a caution to go back to the source before
    swallowing new information... ;)
    Which probably very few people will bother to do. Sort of a fine line between laziness and trust: if it's been printed why not believe what
    it says?

    Because not everything printed is true.....!?? <G>

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    <chuckle> That didn't quite make sense at first: I'm still bringing
    up the various computers back on-line: changing the LAN IP address from the DSL-issued 192.168.0.x to the fiber optic's 192.168.4.x, so the
    'MAC' got interpreted as the one attached to network indentification as opposed to the Apple computer initially. ...More coffeeeeee!!

    Different MAC.... :)

    ... Reading glasses will tend to disappear like single socks in the
    dryer.

    That's why they sell them in lots of 6, 10 and 12.... <G>

    ttyl neb

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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Nancy Backus on Sat Jul 11 02:46:00 2020
    Nancy,

    And now it's the 10th of June... and things are swelteringly hot...

    Don't you mean July?? :P Our hottest part of the year is still 5 weeks
    away.

    My only vegetarian friend doesn't mind other people eating whatever,
    she just has an aversion to the taste of meat, especially chicken...
    she also has some aversion to rice... ;)

    Except for Spanish Rice (too spicy), I love rice...white, yellow, or
    pilaf.

    Yup... juggling all the ddifferent aspects of families for the holidays can be fun.... ;)

    Except for my brother, who I don't see or talk to that often, as I don't
    want to disturb him (he has worse time sleeping, and is in worse shape
    than I am), all of our relatives/family are out of state. Sadly, the
    number is shrinking by the year, as more and more die off.

    between laziness and trust: if it's been printed why not believe what
    it says?

    Because not everything printed is true.....!?? <G>

    But, I saw it on the internet!! <G>

    Different MAC.... :)

    Depending on size, it could've been a Big MAC. <G>

    ... Reading glasses will tend to disappear like single socks in the
    dryer.

    That's why they sell them in lots of 6, 10 and 12.... <G>

    Or the meme with the socks entering the dryer, admonishing each other
    to "remember the buddy system". Otherwise, they'll become orphans. :P

    Daryl

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  • From Nancy Backus@454:1/452 to Daryl Stout on Fri Aug 7 00:18:04 2020
    Quoting Daryl Stout to Nancy Backus on 11-Jul-2020 02:46 <=-

    And now it's the 10th of June... and things are swelteringly hot...

    Don't you mean July?? :P Our hottest part of the year is still 5
    weeks away.

    Yup... that was supposed to be July....fingers had a mind of their own, obviously.... ;) And the whole month of July mostly stayed way too
    hot... often into the 90s, where we usually don't get out of the 80s...

    Yup... juggling all the ddifferent aspects of families for the holidays
    can be fun.... ;)

    Except for my brother, who I don't see or talk to that often, as I
    don't want to disturb him (he has worse time sleeping, and is in worse shape than I am), all of our relatives/family are out of state. Sadly,
    the number is shrinking by the year, as more and more die off.

    OTOH, it simplifies holiday planning.... ;) My siblings and their
    offspring are getting farther and farther afield, which means often they
    can't make it back for the holidays...

    between laziness and trust: if it's been printed why not believe what
    it says?
    Because not everything printed is true.....!?? <G>

    But, I saw it on the internet!! <G>

    The source of all truth... NOT.... ;)

    ttyl neb

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