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Author Topic: YET *EVEN* MORE things that made you happy today!  (Read 40104 times)
Cora Courcelle
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« Reply #550 on: August 22, 2019, 05:39:02 pm »

and an umbrella!!

A cheap umbrella, so it doesn't break your heart when a gust of wind turns it inside out!
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« Reply #551 on: August 23, 2019, 07:57:38 am »

and an umbrella!!

A cheap umbrella, so it doesn't break your heart when a gust of wind turns it inside out!

Ohh... I would never have thought of that. I love my umbrella and wouldn't like to lose it.
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« Reply #552 on: August 23, 2019, 01:30:43 pm »

I have packed my duvet and extra fleece blankets, lots of sweaters and my tartan scarf.

My job gave me an umbrella as a Goodbye gift. Its supposed to be one that can survive storms.
Yesterday was my last day of work. Boss expressed to be sad to see me go and i can come back for a Holiday job if i like. That was nice.

Also
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« Reply #553 on: August 24, 2019, 01:29:08 am »

Four more sleeps!
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« Reply #554 on: August 25, 2019, 12:36:47 am »

Just make an umbrella holder like I did and buy a cheap umbrella. The holder will keep you from accidentally breaking or bending the umbrella while riding on public transportation.
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« Reply #555 on: August 25, 2019, 01:53:11 am »

friends (former housemate) 5 year old birthday party. Then back to base for using organic produce to make a variation on a dish I remember from childhood.

the dish in my childhood was cubed potato and onion fried in a pan with oil, and mix in some sliced kielbasa; mine is onion and small cubed potato fried in grass fed butter, with shishito peppers and a touch of hungarian hot wax pepper, with pieces of ham and a dash of garlic powder.

Also made a fresh pico de gallo while I was cutting peppers and onions. I'm going to mix that with a bit of black beans and serve with corn chips.

later I'll make a nice cucumber salad.

still pondering the giant eggplant/aubergine, Thinking of pan frying and seasoning with soy sauce, sesame oil and cider vinegar, and adding it to some rice noodles with garlic and ginger, maybe some more of the shishito peppers (roasted this time)
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« Reply #556 on: August 25, 2019, 05:12:50 am »

friends (former housemate) 5 year old birthday party. Then back to base for using organic produce to make a variation on a dish I remember from childhood.

the dish in my childhood was cubed potato and onion fried in a pan with oil, and mix in some sliced kielbasa; mine is onion and small cubed potato fried in grass fed butter, with shishito peppers and a touch of hungarian hot wax pepper, with pieces of ham and a dash of garlic powder.

Also made a fresh pico de gallo while I was cutting peppers and onions. I'm going to mix that with a bit of black beans and serve with corn chips.

later I'll make a nice cucumber salad.

still pondering the giant eggplant/aubergine, Thinking of pan frying and seasoning with soy sauce, sesame oil and cider vinegar, and adding it to some rice noodles with garlic and ginger, maybe some more of the shishito peppers (roasted this time)

Oooh yum! Now I am hungry and we just had lunch... I wish we could get decent Mexican style black beans here. The pico de gallo sounds good too.
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The Bullet
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« Reply #557 on: August 25, 2019, 02:32:05 pm »

House paid off.

Final payment made.

After just 10 years.

We even renovated it completely during that time.
Electrics: all except the handover junction box in the cellar thrown out and replaced.
Water: all pipes starting from the water gauge replaced.

Done!
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« Reply #558 on: August 25, 2019, 02:54:13 pm »


House paid off.
Done!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjB9jlDvUNM
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« Reply #559 on: August 26, 2019, 02:36:06 am »

House paid off.

Final payment made.

After just 10 years.

We even renovated it completely during that time.
Electrics: all except the handover junction box in the cellar thrown out and replaced.
Water: all pipes starting from the water gauge replaced.

Done!

Oh, well done, Bullet & family - well done, indeed!
There is nothing quite like hold the title in your own hot little hands!
Oh! What a feeling! (to poach a well-known automobile brand advertisement!)
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« Reply #560 on: August 26, 2019, 08:02:34 am »

For my 60th birthday yesterday, my son made me a cake and decorated it. I asked him why he had put six night lights on it.

He replied "They aren't six night lights, they're six tea candles!"

Made my day.  Grin
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« Reply #561 on: August 27, 2019, 12:07:11 pm »

Is there life on the radio outside FM?

There's life on the radio.

Radio Integral, strong unit with Soviet VHF band and radio "Russia". But other than that, short, medium and long waves. And there is life.

It was a wonderful August evening, I was roasting meat on the grill, and the whole world was there.

First, the Chinese told me about their Chinese civilization and magnificent silk fabrics.

Then Catholics from Belarus, from the city of Brest sounded. First, they told about the ship of missionaries that carry the Word of God and medicine to the natives of the Amazon. Then there was a wonderful sermon on lepers and true faith. A soft female voice that delighted my ears
chants.

Sharply and decisively were the words Communist radio newspaper. Couldn't help but indulge in nostalgia and irony. 30 years ago, through the crackle of static and "jammers" I heard "enemy voices". And now, the Communists themselves broadcast only in the evenings on medium waves.

And it ended with cheerful Balkan melodies.

Wonderful evening, wonderful meat.  Sorry vacation and summer is over.

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« Reply #562 on: August 28, 2019, 08:04:46 am »

MOVING DAY
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Banfili
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« Reply #563 on: August 28, 2019, 02:45:14 pm »

MOVING DAY

Clear skies, Caledonian!
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« Reply #564 on: August 29, 2019, 09:44:37 pm »

arrived in Aberdeen earlier today, and wandered the city for a bit.
I am excited. life is changing, but i feel readier than ever.
we are staying in a hotel for two nights, we as in mom and myself, and then saturday i can get into my room.
mom will stay for two more nights then, before leaving me to tackle life by myself.
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Banfili
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« Reply #565 on: August 30, 2019, 12:38:26 am »

arrived in Aberdeen earlier today, and wandered the city for a bit.
I am excited. life is changing, but i feel readier than ever.
we are staying in a hotel for two nights, we as in mom and myself, and then saturday i can get into my room.
mom will stay for two more nights then, before leaving me to tackle life by myself.

Hooray for Caledonian! Hooray for Caledonian's mum!
I hope you settle in well - life is an adventure, so enjoy the adventure, even if the road is occasionally bumpy! Please keep the progress reports coming Grin
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« Reply #566 on: September 02, 2019, 12:16:17 pm »

A progress report as requested

All settled in my own little room. Been cycling around for a bit and am excited to explore the city and its surroundings. For now, I just wish uni would start however, I am hyped for that too
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« Reply #567 on: September 02, 2019, 04:43:08 pm »

A progress report as requested

All settled in my own little room. Been cycling around for a bit and am excited to explore the city and its surroundings. For now, I just wish uni would start however, I am hyped for that too

This is all good, Caledonian! Anticipation is half the fun, and, you have an advantage over younger, straight out of school students - you are there because you really, really want to be there - that is half the battle!
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« Reply #568 on: September 08, 2019, 09:05:36 pm »

somebody just offered to bring and set up a portable stripper pole at a friends costume party that I'll be attending, and the friend said sure... after they reinforces the ceiling for it , because old victorian houses like theirs have horse hair plaster that can be fickle with such things. I'm not sure if there will be a mini ball pit this time, but there will likely be board games and video games, cotton candy machines, Sous-vide of some kind, and maybe fire spinning.

It's just one of those moments in life where you realize that the child you once were could never have understood how delightfully bonkers your life would eventually become.
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« Reply #569 on: September 09, 2019, 05:40:52 am »

A progress report as requested

All settled in my own little room. Been cycling around for a bit and am excited to explore the city and its surroundings. For now, I just wish uni would start however, I am hyped for that too

Sounds like a grand adventure to me!
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« Reply #570 on: September 09, 2019, 05:46:30 am »

somebody just offered to bring and set up a portable stripper pole at a friends costume party that I'll be attending, and the friend said sure... after they reinforces the ceiling for it , because old victorian houses like theirs have horse hair plaster that can be fickle with such things. I'm not sure if there will be a mini ball pit this time, but there will likely be board games and video games, cotton candy machines, Sous-vide of some kind, and maybe fire spinning.

It's just one of those moments in life where you realize that the child you once were could never have understood how delightfully bonkers your life would eventually become.

I think the way things go, we are all supposed to regress to a childhood state, mentally speaking. I for one, am looking forward to that. Portable stripper pole? Is that like a telescoping pole? I had a co-worker who was a bit,, shall we say, in need of attention? He loved to be the center of attention in any party, which most likely was organized by him. He knew how to "fire-spin." luckily he never burned his apartment down.
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« Reply #571 on: September 10, 2019, 02:01:51 pm »



Went and dyed my hair. My great act of parent defiance.
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« Reply #572 on: September 10, 2019, 02:44:27 pm »


Went and dyed my hair. My great act of parent defiance.

When I was younger - about the same age as yourself - I got mine cut! My poor dad was devastated, he said! However, he didn't have to wear it long in the hot, humid Sydney summer!! It has been short ever since!

As an act of parental defiance perhaps a small rebellion, the colour will fade eventually, & you are in Scotland now and they won't see it very often, will they? Grin
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« Reply #573 on: September 10, 2019, 08:52:08 pm »

Back from Holiday.
Spent a few days on the north sea coat to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary.
Picked up a small steam engine at a flea market for just 10 €.
Took wife to some fancy restaurants.
Caused a few people to scratch their heads.
Sat neat the model ship pool.
People looked at me fumbling about my RC transmitter but there was no boat. Only a single duck......
It was my RC duck I made during my time at university.
At first sight it looks like a real female mallard.
The antenna is thin and almost invisible at 5m distance.
Had a lot of fun dong that.....
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« Reply #574 on: September 11, 2019, 04:25:48 am »

Okay, I love the idea of a remote control realistic duck...
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