Does anyone know where summer has gone? Have had beautiful weather for the last couple of days but today has been wet, windy and cold, more like October than May, and I live in (so-called) sunny Sussex. I give up!!!|
Reply #2921. May 08 13, 3:36 PM
My co-worker told me today that Jeanne Cooper died (apparently a soap opera star). I asked her isn't he already dead? I thought she meant Alice Cooper! Duh!!!|
Reply #2922. May 08 13, 6:30 PM
The dandelions have reared their ugly heads, but I think I have gotten the better of them now with some weed killer. Story to be continued...|
Reply #2923. May 08 13, 9:50 PM
Moved a couple of TVs around the apartment today. It's nice to have the larger one in the living room. Now I can hook FT into the larger TV and have a huge screen.|
Reply #2924. May 08 13, 10:05 PM
A few days ago, it snowed. Snow in May has never happened before where I live.|
Reply #2925. May 08 13, 11:04 PM
Got two flat tires this week.Yikes.|
Reply #2926. May 09 13, 12:41 AM
it's early morning and i'm already bored|
Reply #2927. May 09 13, 3:22 AM
Had my first motorcycle ride of the year (actually had two rides) this week. Weather finally nice enough to enjoy it.|
Reply #2928. May 09 13, 6:42 AM
Off to beautiful downtown St. Louis today for my monthly trip to the casino. Will probably return broke, but happy.|
Reply #2929. May 09 13, 6:55 AM
The following text was shared with me after a particularly bad day in the office - it made me smile and I wanted to share it with others:|
"After every flight, pilots fill out a form called a gripe sheet, which conveys to the mechanics problems encountered with the aircraft during the flight that need repair or correction.
The mechanics read and correct the problem, and then respond in writing on the lower half of the form what remedial action was taken, and the pilot reviews the gripe sheets before the next flight.
Never let it be said that ground crews and engineers lack a sense of humour. Here are some actual logged maintenance complaints and problems as submitted by Qantas pilots and the solution recorded by maintenance engineers.
(P = The problem logged by the pilot.)
(S = The solution and action taken by the engineers.)
P: Left inside main tire almost needs replacement.
S: Almost replaced left inside main tire.
P: Something loose in cockpit.
S: Something tightened in cockpit.
P: Dead bugs on windshield.
S: Live bugs on back-order.
P: Autopilot in altitude-hold mode produces a 200 feet per minute descent.
S: Cannot reproduce problem on ground.
P: Evidence of leak on right main landing gear.
S: Evidence removed.
P: DME volume unbelievably loud.
S: DME volume set to more believable level.
P: Friction locks cause throttle levers to stick.
S: That's what they're there for.
P: IFF inoperative.
S: IFF always inoperative in OFF mode.
P: Suspected crack in windshield.
S: Suspect you're right.
P: Number 3 engine missing.
S: Engine found on right wing after brief search.
P: Aircraft handles funny.
S: Aircraft warned to straighten up, fly right, and be serious.
P: Target radar hums.
S: Reprogrammed target radar with lyrics.
P: Mouse in cockpit.
S: Cat installed.
P: Noise coming from under instrument panel. Sounds like a midget pounding on something with a hammer.
S: Took hammer away from midget.
And my personal favourite:
P: Test flight OK, except auto-land very rough.
S: Auto-land not installed on this aircraft."
Reply #2930. May 09 13, 2:51 PM
Once upon a time, I was told I had to share a story in the "Official Share a Story Thread". I did it with some earnestness. But then I keep getting that challenge over and over. It's kinda getting old.|
Reply #2931. May 09 13, 4:47 PM
The roof leaks. We have had the roof replaced down to the rafters. Still leaks when we have 8 hours [lovely] rain. Each leak has a different sound. Plonk, plink splat. No order to the sound. The Chinese water torture, does not have to hit a person, to drive them mad. After two days the mind almost quits working waiting for the next drop. And profanity doesn't come to close to what I am thinking. At least no drought here. Spring in upper Midwest!|
Reply #2932. May 09 13, 11:41 PM
I think the teaching team kicked some goals this week. Making equilibria and thermo interesting is always a challenge - but it seems the students were pretty engaged.|
Reply #2933. May 10 13, 1:30 AM
I'm pleased to say that nothing has changed since my last post here.|
Reply #2934. May 10 13, 1:41 AM
what I did after work yesterday. After work, yesterday after work, I caught the Ginterpark 32 bus at 2nd and Marshall and I got off at the intersection of North Ave. and Hooper Street, where I met a buddy of mine. Then we went to the Brooklyn Dele, whis on Brooklynpark Boulevard, just West of Garland Ave. I ordered a sandwich called a sailor, and a chili dog. he ordered a Reubin, and a chili dog. Then we walked back to where he lives on Garland Ave. chatted with his roomates for awhile. Then at 8:00 PM, watched the Big Bang theory and two anda half men. Then we walked to Roy's market, which is on North Ave. near Brooklynpark Boulevard, and I got an iced tea, and he got a lemonade. After that, we walked back to the Garland Ave. house, I called a cab, and went home to my little, but comfortable apartment in the downtown area on marshall Street.|
Reply #2935. May 10 13, 2:19 AM
Rain rain go away and come back another day. My golf game is ruined. Arrgh.|
Reply #2936. May 10 13, 5:49 AM
I know this is just a requirement for a challenge, but I've been meaning to post that I lost my husband of almost 27 years a couple of moths ago. He was my closest friend and the person I shared everything with, and I miss him terribly. I know I have my memories, but I'd rather have the ability to make more memories with him.|
Reply #2937. May 10 13, 6:49 AM
I'm really sorry to hear that shoehorn. My sympathies :(|
Reply #2938. May 10 13, 7:37 AM
I'm so sorry for your loss, shuehorn. Such a sadness. Thoughts are with you. xx|
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