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by Bkeepr
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Visits
Topic: Great Granddaughter's new walker
Replies: 2
Views: 26

Re: Great Granddaughter's new walker

Sweet!! There's two of the best things in the world: babies and dogs.
by Bkeepr
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Visits
Topic: Word of the week: taciturn
Replies: 4
Views: 61

Word of the week: taciturn

"tac·i·turn" reserved or uncommunicative in speech; saying little. "No matter what was posted, Homies remained taciturn, and the board slowly died in silence..." synonyms: untalkative, uncommunicative, reticent, unforthcoming, quiet, unresponsive, secretive, silent, tight-lipped, close-mouthed, mute...
by Bkeepr
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Visits
Topic: Wow. Doesn't reflect my experience, but scary
Replies: 1
Views: 64

Wow. Doesn't reflect my experience, but scary

A VA doctor has been indicted for manslaughter, causing deaths of three patients while intoxicated, and then lying to cover up. Facing hundreds of years in prison and millions in fines... My own experience with the VA hospital system has been *very* positive, but the local clinic and its supporting ...
by Bkeepr
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Visits
Topic: Retirement ponderings...
Replies: 8
Views: 240

Retirement ponderings...

Been thinking a lot about possibly retiring soon. Work has lost much important meaning for me lately, while the frenetic pace has made it no longer fun. The Mrs says I am burned out and ought to retire today. In theory, we can live comfortably now on our life savings and very small military retireme...
by Bkeepr
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Visits
Topic: 14-- thanks for the tip
Replies: 3
Views: 259

Re: 14-- thanks for the tip

fortunately, I don't think I have anything that small...oh, wait. Never mind. :oops: :lol: :lol:
by Bkeepr
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Visits
Topic: 14-- thanks for the tip
Replies: 3
Views: 259

14-- thanks for the tip

Over in the old home, you had posted about the Harbor Fright small tire changer, and as a result I bought one. Never put it together, but Saturday night my BCS walk-behind tractor got a flat. While looking at that, I discovered that the tire place I took it to last time had mounted it on the rim bac...
by Bkeepr
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Visits
Topic: %$#@& Deer
Replies: 6
Views: 611

Re: %$#@& Deer

We've got a small (~15-20 deer) resident herd at our place, and they're a PITA. Between the deer and groundhogs, in some years I get nearly nothing out of the vegetable garden. Mrs Bkeepr is ok with me shooting the groundhogs, but considers the deer off limits for me. My neighbors on either side hun...
by Bkeepr
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Visits
Topic: Woodstock
Replies: 4
Views: 520

Re: Woodstock

On another group they were talking about how monumental an event it was and how that generation "really got it." ... What nonsense! I'm right at the start of that generation, and here's my view: They/we were a bunch of freaking losers, many of whom raised spoiled crappy kids, and many of whom are t...
by Bkeepr
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Visits
Topic: Idle Curiosity - Grocery Bill?
Replies: 6
Views: 728

Re: Idle Curiosity - Grocery Bill?

Mrs Bkeepr has "accountant tendencies" and has kept detailed spreadsheets on us for years. I asked her, and it turns out our grocery spending (2 adult humans, 2+ large dogs, now down-to-3 geriatric cats) is very comparable to yours, Paul. We have seen some cost increases over the last year, but not ...
by Bkeepr
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Visits
Topic: Hey Bernie
Replies: 9
Views: 1417

Re: Hey Bernie

...but I need to understand what they saying, and the options are limited from my end. Part of the problem is that the telephone systems use speech compression, so the audio fidelity is not real good to begin with, but why do they have to talk so fast? You're right speech compression and audio fide...