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Thread: Trivial (or not so trivial) stuff that makes you happy.

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    I think I have told this tory before but when I was a kid my grandparent, me and my sister went to Newfoundland. My sister slept thru the voyage over me and my grandfather spent most the trip over he side of the ferry. Going back we were on another ferry that was a lot better we didn't suffer a much but the boat was balanced to prevent it moving as much. The problem with Whale watching is that they have a top deck where the movement is more pronounced and where do I go.
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    Part of this makes me happy and part makes me mad, so ...

    Tuesday as Laura looked to be a possible threat to Houston we were following the storm forecast closely. Just before noon the authorities announced a mandatory evacuation for Galveston, then all of the Coastal Zip Zone (that's how the county officials prioritize evacuations, sort of "Wait your turn."). A bit later came a voluntary evacuation for the coastal part of our Zip Zone. I told my wife that didn't include us but she and our daughter felt we should plan on leaving.

    So I went online to find us an hotel room. Got one - pet friendly - in Schertz, just north of San Antonio. I booked the room, check in would be at 3pm Wednesday so we'd leave about noon. Few hours later things were looking better so we decided to stay. But the room was non-refundable (they need 24 hours notice).

    About 2:30 Wednesday I got a call from the hotel. The corporate website I had used was not properly updated. The hotel had no vacancies. They were sorry but would at least refund my money.

    So, happy I got the refund, mad they told me 30 minutes before check in that we didn't have a room waiting, happy we didn't need it.
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    New phone smell.
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    I was actually productive this week. I finished all of Simon's school enrollment, including signing him up for a school Chromebook and reserving his bus seat (you know, for when we're back to in-person schooling). I finished the Doctor Who-themed sampler I'd been making for a friend and mailed it out; I have now set myself a rule that I will not make any more samplers where I actively dislike the theme I'm making them for. And I mailed a package to my best friend full of stuff that's been sitting around the house for weeks at least.
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    Splitting the wood is going fairly smoothly, not many twisted, warped or but knotty pieces,. The wood splitter sometimes doesn't want to work just time to pile some wood. Yesterday picked up some headphones and now downloading a few podcast, listening to stuff makes it go a little faster.
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    I am wearing matching socks. Unlike the last couple of days....
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    I voted yesterday in the advanced polls for the provincial elections and the late summer-early fall mega project is almost done, just a couple more days.
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    I never thought that I would be happy for a Dentist to offer me the option of a Root Canal treatment but today I was. A big lump of tooth had fallen off one of my lower front teeth and I thought that it was one that had previously had a Root Canal done and was a sign that the tooth had basically split in half and would need to be extracted. I would have then had to consider an implant as it was one of "my two front teeth".

    Luckily, all things considered, it was actually still a 'live' tooth and the dentist is confident that it can be saved. The nerve had been left exposed when the piece had fallen out and he thought that it would be safer to do a Root Canal immediately.

    One thing that I personally believe is that while the 'new' dental painkillers certainly take effect more quickly and fade away more rapidly than the "old' style ones they aren't quite as effective at stopping you feeling pain during the more intrusive dental work.

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    This may end up bugging me, but I'll go with "happy" for the time being.
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    I was sitting in my home office yesterday—teleworking my backside off—when I heard a tappity-tap on the window. I looked over to see our Steller's Jay back for his annual visit and apparently, a bit of window peeping. He was really giving me the look. He spooked when I got up but I took the hint and quickly put some peanuts out for him on the deck railing, for which he came back this morning. I put some more out but he's off doing Steller things, I suppose.
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    I was going to correct "Steller" to "Stellar", but you are in fact correct! Oops!

    A good few years ago, my wife thought the squirrels on the deck were cute and started putting out peanuts for them. The Steller's Jays quickly caught on to that and WAY outdid the squirrels for taking nuts. There were more of them, and they'd take two peanuts at a time, half-swallowing one and holding the other in the beak. Like yours, they'd rap on the glass to get our attention to put more out.

    That was at our old house in Everett, WA. Here in Port Townsend they seem to be much more shy and rarely visited the feeders when we were doing that.
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    Steller was a busy fellow. He also has an eider, a sea lion, an eagle, and a rather wonderful (but extinct) sea cow named after him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    I was going to correct "Steller" to "Stellar", but you are in fact correct! Oops!
    On this board, stellar is an acceptable spelling.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Extravoice View Post
    On this board, stellar is an acceptable spelling.
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    After moaning on the "trivial stuff that bugs you" thread about riding a bicycle in the rain, today was the perfect antidote. The skies were blue with a few scattered puffy white clouds, the winds light and the temperature a very pleasant 17 C. It is a perfect Spring day. We rode for around 18 km and I only used the electric motor for about 300 metres of the ride. Altogether a balm to the soul.

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    I have a second cousin who i running the provincial election, and it look like he is going to get the seat because they just invited us to the celebration party or it till can be just a results party. I think I will go this could be a once in a lifetime thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Backroad Astronomer View Post
    I have a second cousin who i running the provincial election, and it look like he is going to get the seat because they just invited us to the celebration party or it till can be just a results party. I think I will go this could be a once in a lifetime thing.
    He didn't get it but came in second, met some family and high school friend was there. Another person I went to high school her riding in a landslide.
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    And there was cake.
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    My oldest niece just left for university with three of her friends, all the parents, two pickups, a suv and car full of all their stuff to Nova Scotia.
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    I made soup yesterday with the last of last Thanksgiving's frozen turkey stock. It was really good and we've got a couple of meals worth left!
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    We slept last night with our window open. I've had to close it again--"fair" air quality is still not good air quality--but it was lovely.
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    Similar here, it’s nice to get some outside air in and it smelled fine. It was cool enough to open up just about the time it was getting dark last night.

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    We made it all the way to "good" for most of yesterday. The kids and I took a walk around the neighbourhood, talking to a couple of people he passed while we were at it. It rained part of the time we were out, but that was fine. It's cool and cloudy today, but those clouds are water vapor, not smoke.
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    I have been booked in for my Carpal Tunnel Surgery on 26 October. My fingers are getting more annoying, even though the night pains have stopped, so I will be glad to have it done. Day surgery with a local anaesthetic.

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    Hope it works out for you! I've had CTS for decades, but never reached the point of needing surgery. Now I haven't even worn a splint in years. One change I made was to mouse with the left hand, which had immediate benefits for the right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozduck View Post
    I have been booked in for my Carpal Tunnel Surgery on 26 October. My fingers are getting more annoying, even though the night pains have stopped, so I will be glad to have it done. Day surgery with a local anaesthetic.
    Yes ozduck, good luck and quick healing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozduck View Post
    I have been booked in for my Carpal Tunnel Surgery on 26 October. My fingers are getting more annoying, even though the night pains have stopped, so I will be glad to have it done. Day surgery with a local anaesthetic.
    Best of luck, and swift recovery. I've had both hands done, it's not that bad as surgeries go.
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    Screening colonoscopy.
    Precancerous polyp found.
    Polyp removed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Extravoice View Post
    Screening colonoscopy.
    Precancerous polyp found.
    Polyp removed.
    That's actually a good thing. I have had several removed and I have three relatives who have died from colon cancer (mother, grandmother, great aunt), so better to get them out now.

    Enjoy your post colonoscopy nap and a hearty dinner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Extravoice View Post
    Screening colonoscopy.
    Precancerous polyp found.
    Polyp removed.
    I bet the removal was the happy part... but you never know.
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