Quoting Damon A. Getsman to Nancy Backus on 01-May-2015 09:34 <=-
We get that, too... nothing but rain in the forecast, but look out theHeh. It's been a lot nicer around here lately. Got a nice trip to
window and there's sun and maybe some clouds... ;)
the river beach planned here for this weekend, if all works out. I
want my son and I to be outside for awhile, but nothing quite so stressful as this last campout. More of just a day to be a beach bum, maybe cook some hotfrogs, throw some recreational spheres around, all
of that jazz. ;)
Sounds perfect. :) Most of our large parks are outside the city limits,I definitely miss a less urban setting right now. Hopefully this contract work helps me fill the coffers soon enough here that I can
but it's not that large a city anyway... and there's lots of woodland
and green space around... :)
save my kittie's life and then get ready to relocate to an area where he'll have more kids around, more space to play, and not quite so many yuppies packed in like sardines. :) Not that I mind them in the slightest, hell I aspire to be one, though the 'y' part might not apply to me any more. The lack of kids, though, and the fact that kids wandering to the park alone in this area are subject to sheltered dipshits calling them in to the cops, leaves quite a bit to be desired. Didn't really forsee that in the cards when I moved here.
So, did you do your camping trip, yet...? I sure hear you on the cabinSure did. It was a lot more stressful than it could've been, due to
fever part, certainly is the season when it really is time to get back
out and doing again... :)
some issues with other people's children on the way, but all in all it was a good experience, and I'd still call it a net positive.
I need to
get some of the pictures off of my phone and up onto a site somewhere where I can share them, no doubt. It was absolutely beautiful setting, although I'll admit I was haunted that night trying to sleep due to proximity to Mt. St. Helens and the subsurface geology of the area. ;)
As far as I could tell, this was the first reply to this... ;) I did goIt's nice to have an archivist in the threads. ;) That's on my
back and check my saved messages, to be sure... and to make sure that I
hadn't answered it back already... ;) I think part of it is that we
are having similar threads in three different echoes at the moment.. ;)
list of things to do, also... Time is such a horribly limiting
quantity, though. I suspect that you are very much right in the bit about the similar threads. Perhaps at some point I'll go through and consolidate here. That may well fall back onto the 'load-shedding
pile', as my roommate so aptly puts it, though. ;)
stressful as this last campout. More of just a day to be a beachThat sounds like fun... did you get to, and did he enjoy it...?
bum, maybe cook some hotfrogs, throw some recreational spheres
around, all of that jazz. ;)
Something one just can't see ahead of time... and sometimes one just doesn't have a lot of choice in circumstances until things get more
under control... Hopefully you'll be able to find a better location for your and your son's needs and wellbeing... :)
That's a shame... so the stress was mostly just on the way there...?
and relieved by the camping itself...?
Sounds like you just have to learn not to let your imagination run away with you... <G> Or move to someplace where the danger is less (or you don't know about the dangers [g])...
It doesn't hurt to have similar threads happening in different echoes... there's at least a potential that way of engaging different people in
the conversation(s)... eg Maurice is here and in Asian_Link, but not in Memories... and some are only in Memories... :)
I made a habit a long time ago of saving messages to and from me (and a few others, on occasion) for any echo I was active in. It just makes finding the information a little easier. :) I also save my Reply packets, just in case I need to re-send something... that saved me a number of times when I'd written out an involved genealogy message... no re-typing needed, just an extract and insert into a new message. :)
Quoting Damon A. Getsman to Nancy Backus on 06-May-2015 08:47 <=-
More of just a day to be a beach bum, maybe cook some hotfrogs,
throw some recreational spheres around, all of that jazz. ;)
That sounds like fun... did you get to, and did he enjoy it...?Alas, plans got pre-empted last weekend. Not sure if we'll get a
chance to try again this weekend. I'd like to do something nice for
him, because there was a carnival around that we were going to try to
hit early this week, and that fell through, too. At least he didn't
know about it; I learned from a fellow parent friend not so long ago to not really inform the little guy about what may be planned until it's actually going down, just in case something like that comes up. Saves
on the shattered dreams for the day kind of scenerios.
A few fires
got set on the contract work that I was doing that made keeping up with the beach bumming impossible. I ended up having to do a work crunch
on Sunday that blew it out of the water. Should've tried harder to get out on Saturday, I suppose, but I was busy catching up on chores most
of that day. Anyhoo, it will definitely be happening soon here.
Something one just can't see ahead of time... and sometimes one justWell, with the hours cap on my contract just having been quadrupled,
doesn't have a lot of choice in circumstances until things get more
under control... Hopefully you'll be able to find a better location
for your and your son's needs and wellbeing... :)
it looks like I'll be able to start getting a savings account ready for
a scenerio like this fairly soon here. Needless to say I'm pretty
pumped about the whole issue. This paycheck to paycheck crap gets old rapidly, especially when one has a charge to look after. It may
actually be time to stop just looking at general neighborhoods and
start looking for rentals somewhat soon here. I'll keep my fingers crossed on that. They're only lifting the hours limit for a few weeks while more fires are being put out, but I believe that after a few
weeks of that there may be more contracts that need some work done on them.
That's a shame... so the stress was mostly just on the way there...?Well it was on the way there and back. So approximately 5 hours of
and relieved by the camping itself...?
shite were mixed in with 3/4 of a day out in the woods, half of which
was sleeping. It was relieved by the camping, but then the way back was worse than the way there, so it almost negated everything. After I got back and was able to chill out for awhile I think it was still a net positive, though. If not for me, at least for my son, who had a couple of other kids to play with. They had a great time, when they weren't
in the van. It was great to see him playing hard nonstop with the
other kids the whole time there. Definitely something that he needed.
Heck, I'd deal with a net negative as long as he was getting something like that. My old bones can take some aggravation to make sure that
his childhood gets as much suckiness pulled out of it as possible. ;)
Sounds like you just have to learn not to let your imagination run awayOh definitely. I haven't mentioned that one of my hobbies is
with you... <G> Or move to someplace where the danger is less (or you
don't know about the dangers [g])...
writing fiction, which normally devolves into horror sometime by the tenth page or so. I've got a great imagination for that stuff and it does, definitely, get out of hand sometimes. ;)
Here is real great for the imagination, being nestled cozily in
between two active volcanos and on a fault like that's quite a ways overdue for a magnitude 8+ quake in a city that isn't prepared for
that sort of tumbler what so ever. The chances are either 30 percent
for it in the next 50 years or 50 percent in the next 30 years.
Can't remember for sure, the dyslexia is getting me. ;)
Either way, for that magnitude of a quake it's scary as hell for
someone with an imagination like my own. I just hope I'm not in any
sort of brick structure when that goes down, if I'm still here.
It doesn't hurt to have similar threads happening in different echoes...That's very true. Didn't think about it like that. It's nice to
there's at least a potential that way of engaging different people in
the conversation(s)... eg Maurice is here and in Asian_Link, but not in
Memories... and some are only in Memories... :)
have different people jumping in from time to time. :)
I made a habit a long time ago of saving messages to and from me (and aI used to do that quite awhile ago, but I definitely got out of the habit. The interface that I use to get on my BBS is a little bit difficult for cutting 'n pasting, so I think if I were to do that I'd probably try coding something right into the interface that would help
few others, on occasion) for any echo I was active in. It just makes
finding the information a little easier. :) I also save my Reply
packets, just in case I need to re-send something... that saved me a
number of times when I'd written out an involved genealogy message...
no re-typing needed, just an extract and insert into a new message. :)
me deal with it a little bit easier. Then again, using a QWK method
like you're talking about would probably make that quick 'n easy, too.
How old is he, again...? At some point, he ought to be able to learn how to take disappointment in stride... but that does take some maturity. :) It does, though, help if one wasn't setting one's heart on it... ;)
That sounds a bit of a "good news, bad news" situation... :) Good that the work is picking up, bad that you didn't have the time available for the fun things...
Sounds quite promising... paycheck to paycheck is better than no
paycheck at all... but it certainly is nicer to have a reasonable amount coming in regularly... :)
So, if I understand correctly, you went with some others in a van to go camping...? A couple of families with kids...? Was this some sort of organized program, or something that people just got together to do...? Sounds like a long trip... hard for kids to be cooped up that long...
Yes, at least he and the other kids had a chance to run and play... and sleep outside for the night... ;) Too bad it wasn't a little longer in the camping phase, for the long trip there and back...
Just gotta remember that fictional isn't necessarily reality... ;)
That still gives at least 50% chance that it WON'T happen... :) Maybe not even in your lifetime... ;)
Sometimes you just have to curb the imagination and not let it run away with you... <G>
Offline readers are quite the godsend at times, to be sure... :) Especially since I'm in DOS, not exactly what you'd call a multi-tasking environment... ;)
Quoting Damon A. Getsman to Nancy Backus on 13-May-2015 11:04 <=-
How old is he, again...? At some point, he ought to be able to learn howHe's 8, going to be turning 9 on the first here.
to take disappointment in stride... but that does take some maturity. :)
It does, though, help if one wasn't setting one's heart on it... ;)
I'm working with
him on the disappointment bit, but I still try to make sure that I
don't set him up for it by telling him about plans that have any sort
of a decent chance of being pre-empted. :) He's really good about it, for the most part, but I like to save him the added disappointment
being as we've been in a situation where he gets so few things above
and beyond the average everyday norm for so long now.
Well, right now I think that the economic stability kind of takes
the priority in most areas. I'm going to try to make up for him
missing that last little outing soon here. The economic situation is starting to look a little bit better. Might even be able to have next month's rent paid by the end of next week. If that happens there's
some definite forward motion [finally] taking place.
Sounds quite promising... paycheck to paycheck is better than noIt's going up. Slowly but surely. For what it's worth the issue
paycheck at all... but it certainly is nicer to have a reasonable
amount coming in regularly... :)
right now isn't _my_ productivity level, either. It's the fact that
the project manager has a limited amount of time. I'm usually sitting here wanting to put in more hours every day, but I'm waiting on his schedule to free up a bit so that I can get more bits carved off that I can chew easier. That shouldn't be so much of a problem in the future, but with the familiarity I have with the stack that their site is deployed with I really need smaller chunks carved off for me...
Especially when the people reporting the problems don't even know
enough about the situation to give me enough information to diagnose...
Shouldn't have to worry about anything like that with a little more experience, at least. Totally still a virgin on this 'magento' suite, though. :)
So, if I understand correctly, you went with some others in a van to goIt was a long trip, definitely. It was myself, my roomie, his girlfriend, and her two kids (along with my son) in a mini-van. I
camping...? A couple of families with kids...? Was this some sort of
organized program, or something that people just got together to do...?
Sounds like a long trip... hard for kids to be cooped up that long...
think that I'm somewhat spoiled, because my son is so good at dealing with trips like that. He's _NEVER_ done anything like that, even when
he was 4-5, even on 15+ hour drives. He just doesn't act that way.
Different strokes for different folks, I've got to remember... Not
every parent has been able to spend as much time with their kids as I
was able to for the first 6 years with my little man, either. I've
been lucky in a whole lot of areas.
Yes, at least he and the other kids had a chance to run and play... andThey probably reaped a lot more benefit from the whole situation
sleep outside for the night... ;) Too bad it wasn't a little longer in
the camping phase, for the long trip there and back...
than the adults did. They had the entire 18 hours, sans sleeping time, frolicking in the woods and having a blast. It was just the van trips that were tough for them, and I think really only the one. The kids
seem much more able to tune out the cries of one of their own than the cranky old farts. ;)
But it was great to see my son (and the other
kids) being able to have such a blast for such a long stretch of time
out there. Especially after the isolation that my poor little guy has
to endure (as I've whined about endlessly ;).
That still gives at least 50% chance that it WON'T happen... :)Well I've always been one of those people with a 'can-do' attitude.
Maybe not even in your lifetime... ;)
Even when it comes to the Earth 'can-do'ing an earthquake to try to
chuck me off into space. ;)
That reminds me I haven't yet meditated today. ;) I'm working on
it, every little slice at a time. I find that it's definitely showing benefits, too. Like those nightly revisitation and haunting hours that I've mentioned before. When I haven't had way too much coffee or done anything else that spikes my anxiety uncontrolably, I find I'm having a much easier time banishing such thoughts. It just takes me a few
minutes to concentrate on releasing those circular chains of thought, a few minutes to concentrate on something happy like my son playing in
the bathtub and cackling when he was 3, and then I'm good to go. Sometimes it's a little tougher than that, but not so often. Either
way, it's a lifesaver when I'm trying to go to sleep. I was out of
sorts on the camping trip, but I bet in areas where I'm having
illogical phobias or paranoia like in the earthquake/vulcanism scenerio it'd probably help quite a bit, as well. As I seem to recall I was way hopped up on coffee because I hadn't had nearly enough sleep the night before...
Offline readers are quite the godsend at times, to be sure... :)
Especially since I'm in DOS, not exactly what you'd call a
multi-tasking environment... ;)
Wow. Are you using DOS because of older hardware? Just curious...
There are a few drop-in replacements for DOS (like TSX-11) that'll give you a DOS compatible environment that can support some multitasking, I believe. I mean not that there's anything wrong with working linear; it's probably a lot better for productivity and focus. :)
I just realized I've still got some old QWK packets sitting here
from other BBSes that I was going to read before I had to reinstall my operating system for the umpteenth time here, too. I'll have to break out metamail pretty quick here, probably. Hell, it might be easier to use that even for my own BBS; I've found an issue lately where if I go take too long of a break from composing a message it logs me out for
some reason, and I lose whatever I've already written. Not sure what setting I toggled to cause that evil, but I'm not finding it to set it back easily... Best wishes!
That's still pretty young... although, by that age, I was oldest of 5 kids, and learning that other things often had priority over what I
might have liked... ;)
Makes sense... and if he's not set up to expect something, he won't miss it if it doesn't happen after all... probably wouldn't hurt for him to know, more in the abstract, that you are trying to figure out ways to do some special things, though...
That does sound like things are stabilizing a bit more... :)
Yeah, as you get more familiar with the whole project, you'll be able to handle bigger chunks at a time...
And some kids just travel better than others... I remember taking my
son on long trips, just him and me, when he was only about 6... I
remember joking about how I must be out of my mind, to even consider
that sort of trip, but he was just fine... Until he actually started driving his own vehicles, he'd be asleep within 10 minutes, and probably sleep the entire trip, more or less... ;)
I was able to for the first 6 years with my little man, either.Good thing to think about and remember... :) Another way of keeping perspective... :)
I've been lucky in a whole lot of areas.
How old was the kid that was having the meltdown(s)...? Some kids just don't travel well, either... ;(
I'm glad that it was generally a good trip... with real benefits... :)
Even when it comes to the Earth 'can-do'ing an earthquake to try toOne does need to draw the line somewhere... ;)
chuck me off into space. ;)
Yup... sounds quite reasonable... Keeping the illogical (mostly)
phobias at bay is a good thing, and I can see where the meditation, or
at least some diverting concentrations could help with that... and minimizing the coffee jitters couldn't hurt, either... ;)
Partly, and mostly by choice. I don't get along well with mice and
other tracking devices, and I am quite content with command line... This computer has some extra commands, some from *nix, and some from small utilities my resident wizard has written... And I have some good
software for the things I do... :)
At the very least, I suppose you'll just have to be sufficiently
efficient to finish composing the message in the one sitting...
apparently the bbs is seeing too long of a period of inactivity...
that's probably the setting, wherever it might be hiding... <G>
Quoting Damon A. Getsman to Nancy Backus on 31-May-2015 05:54 <=-
Yeah I had a pretty atypical situation growing up around those ages,
so I don't really know what I can compare to and not. I've been
explaining to him how finances are working, though (as well as the fact that they're currently getting better-- albeit slowly from being in the hole over 6 months). He gets it, it's just the shinies at that age are so enrapturing... ;) He's gonna get something nice really quick here, though; his 9th birthday is tomorrow. ;)
They're doing unbelievably well at the moment. I'm still only
getting about 50% of the work that I'd like to have carved off given to me in slabs I can take right now, but it's getting better. Much like
you alluded to later on in this message, I'm also that much more able
to handle bigger projects on this suite as I become more familiar with it. Hell, we paid rent EARLY this month, though. That's sign enough
of improvement for me. We're well on track to being able to do it even earlier next month now, too. Things are definitely stabilizing, and we're settling into a pattern of productivity that I'm hoping cements pretty soon here.
Yeah, as you get more familiar with the whole project, you'll be ableIt's happening. ;) Slowly, but I'm getting there. That's what I
to handle bigger chunks at a time...
get for having no choice but to take almost a decade off from this IT junk. ;)
Heh. It's amazing how well my son has always been with
those situations. I suppose being on the road for so long when he was still 2-2.5 years old really helped prep him for it a bit, though. Not to mention the wilderness camping in the mean time (though there's no
way in hell I'd go back and repeat that stuff if I had any choice in
He's always just been great about it; only recently has
he started getting more imperative about things when he's road
tripping, and that's out of sheer electronics addiction and subsequent withdrawal when we're on a trip where I haven't let him bring his
tablet or it's long enough so that battery runs out on him at some
point. I've seen bits of how some kids are affected by being spoiled
on matters like these, though. That... well that just sucks when it happens. Inconsistent parenting really makes life rough for everybody around those kids when they don't get what they want.
How old was the kid that was having the meltdown(s)...? Some kids justHe was 5. He had an older brother with, at early 7, who was doing
don't travel well, either... ;(
pretty well with it. It was actually kind of funny, because most of
the time they're in the exact opposite roles. This time around, though... Whoa.
Now we're coming up on the last planned
trip of the season (at least for this initial stretch) where we're
going to go down to Cali and hang out in the giant redwood and sequoia forests. At this stage I'm honestly pretty close to wanting to just
sit here and cement in the routine along with the income pulling that needs to get done, but my friend has wanted to take me to this area
(what he calls A+ wilderness, as opposed to the B+ wilderness [which still blows my frigging mind] around here). I've got to say, I know
it's going to blow my mind being around plant life like that,
but I'm pretty leary after that one trip... Not to mention the fact
that the one after that I caught some bronchitis on.
Good point on the bronchitis, though: my immune system has gotten a
whole lot better over the last few months, apparently. I was able to kick it off myself, and within a really short period of time, fever and all. I was never able to do that without a doctor before, so it was a huge, and quite welcome, surprise.
If I get sick or something horrible
happens on this next trip, though (though my son will be the only kid
on the trip), I swear I'm not camping again for at least a year,
despite how much I normally like it. The last couple of trips have perhaps overloaded me a little bit on that little facet that I
normally so enjoy.
I've found a massive increase in my ability to deal with free
floating anxieties like that, especially since I've gotten up to the range of being able to meditate for 12-14 minutes at a setting. It's ever creeping up, too. The last time there wasn't that bad (not the tantrum trip, the other one since then). I had a few short anxiety spells, but by and large I was able to just divert my attention
elsewhere thanks to the jedi training and it was all good. ;)
The fever was a little harder to get over, though. Well, that, and
the fact that I wake up at the buttcrack of dawn whilst everybody else there likes to sleep in until at least 9-11. Ruined a pack of playing cards out there last time after I got the fire stoked back up from the coals because there was too much condensation on every surface to be
able to play it somewhere dry!
Partly, and mostly by choice. I don't get along well with mice andGotcha. Sounds like you've probably got a good setup. :) I used
other tracking devices, and I am quite content with command line... This
computer has some extra commands, some from *nix, and some from small
utilities my resident wizard has written... And I have some good
software for the things I do... :)
to have a heavily customized DOS/4-DOS environment that I used and it
was perfectly sufficient. Much better for avoiding the distraction of being able to have 2 dozen web browsing tabs all screaming for
attention when there's correspondence that needs to be returned.
At the very least, I suppose you'll just have to be sufficientlyHeh. I'm working at it. ;) I still have yet to track down that
efficient to finish composing the message in the one sitting...
apparently the bbs is seeing too long of a period of inactivity...
that's probably the setting, wherever it might be hiding... <G>
damn setting. Something that the shell I'm working on changes goes through and makes it so all of the accounts that normally aren't
allowed to idle out start idling out all over the place. Yet another
bug to have fun with...
I'm gonna see if I can't catch up on Fido
today. No promises, though. I've got coding and some other stuff that it needs to be interspersed with and I'm pretty sure I've got half a dozen, easily, of unread correspondence sitting in the different echoes for me right now. :) More later; best wishes!
Shinies etc can be quite distracting at any age... ;) And birthdays
(and other special occasions) can be a good time to scratch the itch, as long as one doesn't go overboard... :) Happy Birthday to the kid.. :)
That all sounds simply GREAT... :) Work that you can enjoy, and a
steady cashflow... :)
As with any technical field, there was bound to be some having to catch
up with new developments... but with the basics in place, you shouldn't
be having too much trouble fitting the new stuff in... :)
those situations. I suppose being on the road for so long when heSome things you do because you have to... some because you enjoy them... and it's nice when it's some of both... ;) I'm sure though that the
was still 2-2.5 years old really helped prep him for it a bit,
no other alternative sorts of things can get old real fast, as the sense of adventure wears off... ;)
A good lesson in why consistency is so important... One doesn't have to
be a martinet and deny the kid everything, but it still is important to have the boundaries and keep to them pretty much, so the kid is secure
in knowing where they are... Saves a lot of trouble in the long run... The kids that have learned that a tantrum will get them what they (think they) want generally aren't actually happy with the results, either...
not that you could get them to admit it, though...
Sequoias and redwoods are pretty awesome... :) I can't blame him for wanting to share those with you... :)
I can certainly relate on the bronchitis issue... I get that periodically... Nice that your body could just fight it off on its own this time..... ;)
Pluses and minuses to camping... and too much at a time can definitely
be a put-off for more... ;) Plus you have other things on your plate
now that have more than minor benefit to them... ;) How long is this camping trip to be...?
The minor hassles of life... ;) Guess you need to pack a waterproof surface to roll out onto the picnic table to protect the cards... ;)
It works for me. :) My web browsing (little enough as it is) is kept separate from my other computer pursuits.. And when I do, I can avoid
ads and popups etc simply because I'm using a text browser usually.. ;)
Nice effort... I note that there are two more from you here in DADS... but I'm off to do stuff myself now... those will have to wait... :) We'll get caught up soon enough... ;)
Quoting Damon A. Getsman to Nancy Backus on 12-Jun-2015 22:13 <=-
Sequoias and redwoods are pretty awesome... :) I can't blame him forIt was great. ;) Unfortunately I was working without very much
wanting to share those with you... :)
battery life left in my phone most of the time. So, while I managed to get some decent photos from parts of the trip, when we went out on the absolutely breathtaking hike from the top of one of the ridges down to the bottom of the gorge where the ocean was meeting the forest, the
phone lied to me and told me that it was taking and saving the
pictures, while the whole time it was losing the very best ones. :( I think that I should be able to get some of those pictures back from
some other members of our trip, though.
Pluses and minuses to camping... and too much at a time can definitelyWell the last one was a Friday night to a Monday. My son got to
be a put-off for more... ;) Plus you have other things on your plate
now that have more than minor benefit to them... ;) How long is this
camping trip to be...?
miss a full day of school out of the last week of school that he had,
so he was pretty pumped about that.
As for right now there are no more planned for the immediate future, which is good. Parts of the voyages that we had been going on were starting to be a little bit more like tasks than like vacation.
Plus I think what I really need more of right now is some time to cement the good habits and routines in place, not escaping it and taking a monetary hit when I really need to be saving up a nest egg right now.
The minor hassles of life... ;) Guess you need to pack a waterproofYeah. Lots of my camping gear disappeared during those last rough relocations when I was in North Dakota still. I'm still missing some stuff because of that; when we start getting into a ready-to-camp mode again I'll hopefully have the resources available to start restocking these supplies, though.
surface to roll out onto the picnic table to protect the cards... ;)
Plus, with my normal doom-n-gloom outlook on society and the way that
our government is taking things, I like having survival gear around
just in case things start looking like some sort of a trip out to a nondisclosed location in the hills might be a good idea. :) Call me paranoid, but we live in a crazy friggin' world, even if we _are_
mostly isolated from large chunks of that in this country.
Nice effort... I note that there are two more from you here in DADS... but I'm off to do stuff myself now... those will have to wait... :)
We'll get caught up soon enough... ;)
Yeah I've been really slammed with different things lately, so I'm
trying to get to a few more messages that I know I've got piled up in different echoes, too. So no worries about it taking awhile, because things are definitely going to be taking awhile from my end, too. Especially when I've got the kind of distraction brewing next to me
that is going on right now.
God it's going to be nice once there's been enough cash saved up to
pick up a place that gives me a little respite from the distraction
when I need it. *tries to go to the happy place* Oh yeah, I didn't
have a chance to meditate today, either. No doubt that's causing me
to be a couple of steps behind where I could be with this all right now. Anyway that's it for now. I'm gonna try to get some work done now.
Hopefully.. :) It seems, in any case, that perhaps another visit to
the region might be called for, when things are more settled... and then you can make sure the phone's battery is fully charged... or bring a
real camera... ;)
Almost more trouble than they were worth... ;)
Sounds wise to me. :) Find things closer to home and less expensive for now, when you do need to take a break from the routine... :) But putting most of the effort into establishing the routines and good habits... :)
Some things you might be able to pick up along the way, should you see them available at a good deal... :)
Yeah, you're probably paranoid.. ;) I wouldn't be surprised if your upbringing hadn't made that so ingrained for you, though... I wouldn't say flat out that it couldn't happen... there's always the possibility,
I just tend to be more optimistic that things will work themselves out.. and I know Who really is in control of the mess, and will work things as they should ultimately be... :)
Hopefully you succeeded... :) More later... from whichever echos...;)
Quoting Damon A. Getsman to Nancy Backus on 22-Jun-2015 08:32 <=-
Hopefully.. :) It seems, in any case, that perhaps another visitI agree. :) I miss having a 'real' camera. I mean the ones in
to the region might be called for, when things are more settled...
and then you can make sure the phone's battery is fully charged... or
bring a real camera... ;)
cell phones these days are pretty good, but nothing really beats a
really good camera. I actually wouldn't mind getting another film one
at some point, too. I miss having 35mm for the more artsy shots.
For now though, I've gone ahead and tried to cement in a large
amount of hours at work and been workin' on the good habits that I'm trying to get cemented in place. :) Seems to be the best idea.
It's broken up by struggling to find some more interesting things to
do with my son... Today is the day that I play catch 'n release.
Wish me luck on the white knuckles of having my son out and about in
this kind of area. ;)
Almost more trouble than they were worth... ;)They definitely were, for me. Though for my son, I think he got a
lot more benefit because he's able to deal with those kinds of
stressors more easily. So his surplus of benefit kind of pours over and makes me feel that it was a lot more worth it than if it would've just been for me.
Some things you might be able to pick up along the way, should you see
them available at a good deal... :)
Well I'm definitely looking for a chance to restock my
camping/survival gear, but not necessarily right away. There's just
not enough space with three people in a one bedroom apartment.
Yeah, you're probably paranoid.. ;) I wouldn't be surprised if yourOh I know for a fact that my upbringing made me paranoid. Then
upbringing hadn't made that so ingrained for you, though... I wouldn't
say flat out that it couldn't happen... there's always the possibility,
I just tend to be more optimistic that things will work themselves out..
and I know Who really is in control of the mess, and will work things as
they should ultimately be... :)
again, my time in the army confirmed a lot of conspiracy crap that'd always run through my head, so I think I get discounted by my crazy upbringing a little bit too easily sometimes. :)
Hopefully you succeeded... :) More later... from whichever echos...;)I can't remember if I got past the distraction next to me that day
or not. I do know that we made some hellacious progress on getting out
a decent amount of hours this last week, though, and I was pushing hard as much as I could when I wasn't blocked on tickets while my roomie was sick, too. So despite the bumps, the trajectory is definitely upwards.
I've got one paycheck in the mail and another freshly invoiced; the freshly invoiced one is going to be the best I've made so far, and I'm trying to make that the standard per week. This summer could be a
really good time for digging myself out of the hole that we've ended up in for a bit.
Those are getting almost obsolete... but I'm sure that professional photographers must still be using them... :)
amount of hours at work and been workin' on the good habits thatSounds reasonable to me. :)
It's broken up by struggling to find some more interesting thingsBeing a week or so later, how did you and he survive...? ;)
to do with my son... Today is the day that I play catch 'n
release. Wish me luck on the white knuckles of having my son out
and about in this kind of area. ;)
For him, it was just a trip and camping... for you it was also worrying about how things would work out, and all the peripherals... ;) Good
that you can take his benefit, and apply it to your "benefit balance sheet"... ;)
There is that, too... :) When you have more space on your own, you'd be able to store things better... :)
Some days, I think the military is more than a little paranoid, too... with or without good reason... But what you bring to it probably has something to do with what you see there, as well...
I'm trying to make that the standard per week. This summer couldSounds wonderful.. ;) I'm sure that it's a great feeling... relief, too... :)
be a really good time for digging myself out of the hole that we've
ended up in for a bit.
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