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Community Lounge / Re: The Hello and Good bye spot
« on: March 14, 2011, 10:02:12 AM »
Where's our NCAA bracket challenge?  Who's got the command codes to set us up?

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Community Lounge / Re: The Hello and Good bye spot
« on: February 19, 2011, 05:23:24 PM »
Hello all.  I am now officially a "grandpa."  Son #1 (ok, really daughter-in-law #1) had a baby boy on 11/29/10.  This was 2 weeks before the due date.  They came "home" for Thanksgiving but had split on Sunday for her to make curtains for the baby's room with her Mom, while he came to our house to do some work.  He is a freelance graphic artist and had clients that needed work by Monday.  Her water broke (and all hell broke loose) around 1 am.  Her Mom brought he to our house (30 minutes away) and we drove two vans an hour and a half back to their town and hospital to have the baby.  As a freelance artist no longer on an agency's payroll (or benefits) seems he had let the medical insurance slip right before they found out they were pregnant.  Needed to go to their hospital where they had already negotiated a price for a non-insured delivery.

Mother and child are doing great, and he's the cutest thing I can ever remember laying my eyes on.  Here's the bad news.  We are the parents of the father.  I never realized its always the parents of the mother that gets first dibs.  They get to be called "Grandma and Grandpa."  We can use those names also, but our last name will be part of the name.  So your not Grandpa, but Grandpa Smith.  Meaning your not who I (as the child) will think of as my grandpa.  You're the other one.

That's just not fair.  WE'RE THE FUN GRANDPARENTS!!  Come on!!!


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Community Lounge / Re: How Cold/Hot are You??
« on: February 08, 2011, 01:13:57 PM »
It was warm this morning, almost 20 degrees.  About 4 feet of snow outside.  Thank God for snowblowers.  I hate shoveling.

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Community Lounge / Re: Name That TV Show II
« on: January 20, 2011, 01:21:03 PM »
Why, yes, LFTS, it was Buck Rogers!

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Community Lounge / Re: Name That TV Show II
« on: January 20, 2011, 01:20:25 PM »
I got it!!  I got it!!

Is it Buck Rogers?

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Community Lounge / Re: The Hello and Good bye spot
« on: August 20, 2010, 11:04:09 AM »
What's new, fellow Sledglings!  It has been a summer of change & activity for the LFTS household:

1. Daughter in-law #1 graduated from college
2. Son #2 graduated from college
3. Son #3 graduated from high school
4. Son #1 announced they are preggers - I will be a grandpa in December!
5. Three weddings to attend in June, including one in St Louis - went to the top of The Arch
6. Son #2 got a job!  He is off the LFTS payroll!  Had to move him to a new city, new apartment and help set him up for life.
7. Held a graduation open house for son #3 - I had to complete all outstanding "fix it" jobs around the house to make it look like no one lives here.
8. Threw back out completing "fix it" list.  Since I had spinal fision in 2003 I had an MRI to make sure it was nothing serious.  All looks good, but it caused me to take six weeks off from golf.  Didn't miss it as much as I thought I would.
9. Took son #3 to college - now no more "buddies" at home to play with for first time in 26 years.  Wife has already said she will NOT be my buddy.  Hard to see the last one go.
10. Starting new phase in life as empty nesters.  Maybe this won't be so hard after all.
11. Now researching on line for a week getaway with my wife.  With all the college searching, visits, orientation, weddings, open house, moving son #2 and son #3, we have had no vacation since last summer, and that was a short one.  Desperately in need of just cooling it on the beach somewhere for a week.
12. Life is expensive.  Had to stop contributing to 401k for at least the rest of this year as I need to replenish the coffers that I can tap for emergencies, rather than providing for my future.  All of life's many changes and challenges has been sucking me dry.

How are things in your world?

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TV & Movies / New Hawaii 5-0
« on: August 17, 2010, 04:45:02 PM »
Jin!  We get Jin still stuck in Hawaii!  Is this the alternate timeline or the real one?

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Community Lounge / Re: Name That TV Show II
« on: August 17, 2010, 04:43:26 PM »
Clue #2:
Pilot was accedentally hygenically frozen for over 500 years.  Unfrozen, again by chance, he returns to Earth just in time to lead a fight to fend off invading aliens.  He teaches new recruits how to fly and fight with manual controls, as they had only used computer controls which were highly predictible by the aliens.

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Community Lounge / Re: Name That TV Show II
« on: July 21, 2010, 11:54:14 AM »
Clue #2  (nearly a month later.  Sheesh!)

Pilot long thought dead shows up to save the day.

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Community Lounge / Re: Pet Peeves
« on: July 21, 2010, 11:52:02 AM »
Or not responding to your texts! I have one friend who just doesn't answer his texts. It drives me and my hubby crazy.

Maybe they're having an ACTUAL conversation with someone, in which case it would be EVEN MORE rude for them to respond to your text.  Or they could be driving.......or eating........or going to the bathroom.......or having sex.......or any of a million other things that can't be immediately interrupted.  My pet peeve is texts in general.  If I have my phone on me and I'm free to talk....CALL ME!  If I'm not free, leave a message.  I don't text - ever.  So I don't pay for unlimited texts, which means that I get charged every time someone texts me instead of taking a moment to just talk to me instead.  Call me 'old-fashioned'!

I am soooo with you on this.

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Community Lounge / Re: Who Do You Miss?
« on: June 25, 2010, 10:47:47 AM »
Missing LFTS

Thanks!  I needed that today!

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Community Lounge / Re: Name That TV Show II
« on: June 24, 2010, 06:24:30 PM »
Clue #1: Set in future of Earth

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Community Lounge / Re: Pet Peeves
« on: June 24, 2010, 06:21:17 PM »
Never being the person missed in "Who Do You Miss" thread.....

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Community Lounge / Re: Name That TV Show II
« on: June 03, 2010, 10:10:32 AM »
According to google its "Mary Kay & Johnny" from 1947.  News to me.

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Community Lounge / Re: How Cold/Hot are You??
« on: June 02, 2010, 10:39:49 AM »
Better today, but it was 96 in the stands at the Indy 500 on Sunday!  And 126 on the track!  The drivers must lose at least 5 lbs under all the padding they wear.
Hey, we were in the same place!
I was high on the final turn.  How about you?

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