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Everything Else / Re: How I Spent My Christmas Vacation
« Last post by NorCalChuck on January 05, 2019, 03:47:22 PM »
WHEW! . . . . WOW! . . . . . . and of course a "Golly Gee Whiz!!
Couldn't think of what else to say after reading your dissertation of the adventitious events that you have encountered.
Happy New Year and Welcome Back to the everyday world!

Oh! Yeah! Happy Birthday pretty soon . . . . Don't forget to celebrate!
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Everything Else / How I Spent My Christmas Vacation
« Last post by M1911A1 on January 05, 2019, 12:51:47 PM »
As Iíve said before, my stepfather was a medical doctor, a war hero, and not a nice man. Among the things that he required from me was an ability to ďignore pain and get on with it.Ē While this is a useful trait among the Green Berets, it is not helpful to a sub-teen boy, sent to school carrying a miserable head cold which impeded his learning and infected his schoolmates.

So the legacy of his sadistic instruction has been that I ignored the abdominal pain which which I had been suffering during the past few months. Bad idea, that!

The few members of my family who reside on this little island and the nearby mainland met on Christmas day to exchange gifts and to enjoy a wonderful home-cooked meal. A good time was had by all, including me.

Next day, my appendix burst, and I was rushed into emergency surgery at the very-well-respected little hospital just across the water from our home. The Med-Evac flight was uneventful (and the flight nurse pretty).
I was later told that the life-saving surgery was so successful that there had been dancing and singing in the OR, immediately afterward. I wouldnít know.

In the process of saving my life, my entire abdomen had to be emptied of its contents, with my guts laying on a nearby table while the power-washing and vacuuming was going on. After an extensive clean-up, my internal parts were returned to their rightful places, as much as possible, my belly was stapled closed, and I was sent to recover in a nice room with a lovely view of the snow-covered mountains to the east.

Well, now Iím home again. I missed New Yearís, which is OK, considering that I almost also missed all of my subsequent birthdays (January 10th) in a very permanent manner. People die from burst appendices all the time, but, so far, I have not been one of them.

In the process, I have learned that my beloved Jean is a treasure beyond all comprehension, that our island has a superb volunteer fire department with very competent and compassionate EMTs, and that there is at least one surgeon in our mainland hospital who is not only exceptionally talented, but is also possessed of a sardonic sense-of-humor which matches my own.

I think that I may also have learned, finally, not to ignore pain. In appendicitis, you hurt for a longish time, the pain finally peaks, the pain goes away, and then you die. A burst appendix doesnít hurt, but it very quickly creates an almost incurable abdominal sepsis.

Iím not quite back to normal, but we expect a breakthrough at any moment now.
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Everything Else / Re: New Glock Pistols?
« Last post by Taurian on January 05, 2019, 07:50:53 AM »
Iíve been wanting to buy a Glock, but after the last couple of months and the purchases Iíve made, upper management has confiscated my credit cards 😢😡
Aypu! They do have a habit of doing that at times - more times than not.
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Everything Else / Re: Something weird happening
« Last post by crzyjarmans on January 05, 2019, 07:29:56 AM »
My thought on this is that water gets trapped in the shower head after you shut the water off. It takes a bit of time for the vacuum to break and release the water.

Either that or your shower head is possessed.
Iím going with possessed! Last night I waited for about 10 minutes before placing my arm under the shower head, and SPLASH! Here comes the water!
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Everything Else / Re: Happy New Year!
« Last post by crzyjarmans on January 05, 2019, 07:26:13 AM »
Iím hoping everyone had a wonderful Christmas and a great New Yearís Eve! May your new year be filled with family, friends, and plenty of range time
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Everything Else / Re: New Glock Pistols?
« Last post by crzyjarmans on January 05, 2019, 07:23:30 AM »
Iíve been wanting to buy a Glock, but after the last couple of months and the purchases Iíve made, upper management has confiscated my credit cards 😢😡
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Everything Else / Re: Happy New Year!
« Last post by pop pop on January 03, 2019, 08:06:54 AM »
Hope all of you have a Happy New Year.
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Everything Else / Re: New Glock Pistols?
« Last post by LEJoe on January 02, 2019, 12:25:21 PM »
Cool! 
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Everything Else / Re: Happy New Year!
« Last post by NorCalChuck on January 02, 2019, 09:56:45 AM »
YEAH! . . . . I know the feeling, I had to have my Flux-Capacitor recharged recently.
Felt kinda good until I realized that there was a positive ion loose inside of the deep end.
Working OK now but I have to verify every 72 hours . . . .  kinda a pain in the . . . . . .
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Everything Else / Re: Happy New Year!
« Last post by Taurian on January 01, 2019, 11:20:49 AM »
My time was in Georgia. I have no idea what the time the forum is on. Perhaps the server is operating on West-Coast time?

Or, is it that I am a "Traveler" and was able to go back in time to write what I would write three hours later?

Beam me up Scotty, there is alien life here! What do you mean the Flux-Capacitor wasn't charged?

It was a hiccup in the Matrix!

I have the capacity to hold back time?

Does that mean I will be early when I am actually late?

It's due to global warming!

I am posting this at 2:21 p.m. - or am I?
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