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    Time to close the loop one more time. We welcomed...

    Time to close the loop one more time. We welcomed Emma into the world at 6:40am on Monday. A beautiful baby. My wife and I took care of her siblings for the day while Mom and Dad were otherwise...
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    If you want to see the face of pure joy, teach...

    If you want to see the face of pure joy, teach your grandchild to ride a bike. If you want to see the face of pure horror, tell a mother you are going to teach your grandchild to ride a bike.
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    I made a Costco run this afternoon, under a bit...

    I made a Costco run this afternoon, under a bit of a time crunch. I expected large crowds but could not believe the number of people who parked their shopping carts in the middle of aisles. Or...
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    I leave in less than a month for a week in...

    I leave in less than a month for a week in Bonaire, organized by SingleDivers.com. This will be my 3rd trip to Bonaire and I love diving there. If things work out right, I will get in 5+ dives a...
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    Young Divers

    My 9 year old granddaughter is shark-mad and we have promised that we will help her get certified soon after she turns 10 (PADI minimum). Her mother is also interested in taking the course, so I...
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    Late to the party but... I use Nitrox any time I...

    Late to the party but... I use Nitrox any time I can. I feel the extra oxy gives me more energy so I don't feel as tired after a dive / multiple dives. Yes, it might all be in my head, but when I...
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    More hair strangeness - Our daughter came over...

    More hair strangeness - Our daughter came over yesterday to help Charlene touch-up her roots. Jennifer is thinking of getting her hair dyed grey with a few dark highlights. So the one going grey is...
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    I came home from some shopping this afternoon. ...

    I came home from some shopping this afternoon. As soon as the front door was open a sliver, Oliver, our dog, was out the door, into the car, radio tuned to his favourite station (Grande Olde...
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    I see I didn't close this out in this thread (but...

    I see I didn't close this out in this thread (but I did in the Pissed Off thread) - unfortunately they lost the baby a few days after I posted. Everyone is heart-broken. Caroline is doing OK.
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    As a run-up to an upcoming dive trip, I take my...

    As a run-up to an upcoming dive trip, I take my 9yo granddaughter to her swim classes. She learns, I do lane swims, then we practice what she learned after class. Last night was parents nite so I...
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    Not sure if this belongs in the Pissed Off thread...

    Not sure if this belongs in the Pissed Off thread or just a general Laugh at Myself thread...
    We have received a lot of snow over the past few days. Thankfully, we have a snow blowing service to...
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    We are shopping for a new mattress. What a...

    We are shopping for a new mattress. What a confusing operation - so many options, different stores have different names for the same product, making comparisons next to impossible, and there are...
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    A couple of days ago I posted in the Happy...

    A couple of days ago I posted in the Happy thread: "I just learned that I am going to be a Grandfather for the 5th time, sometime in late March. I am excited!!! New dive buddy in about 10 years."
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    I had one of those "You have got to be kidding...

    I had one of those "You have got to be kidding me" incidents yesterday:
    My section recently took on support of a piece of software and we control the licenses distributed. I got a request for a new...
  15. We were visiting people in Casselman on the...

    We were visiting people in Casselman on the weekend. Their place backs onto the South Nation River, which is normally calm and fairly clear about now. Not this year - high, brown water flowing past...
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    I just learned that I am going to be a...

    I just learned that I am going to be a Grandfather for the 5th time, sometime in late March. I am excited!!! New dive buddy in about 10 years.
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    We moved her into the new place on Friday. The...

    We moved her into the new place on Friday. The moving crew was 2 hours late! By the time they arrived I had the truck about 1/3 -1/2 loaded (in the rain!). We were on a tight timeline with the...
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    Our daughter has bought her first home! A 3...

    Our daughter has bought her first home! A 3 bedroom townhouse about 5 mins from us. Now comes the fun and games of inspections, banks, lawyers, and packing. She wants to take possession end of...
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    Sitting on the floor with three grandkids,...

    Sitting on the floor with three grandkids, putting together a Thomas the Train track that takes up the whole floor.
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    I'm off for a couple of weeks to recover from...

    I'm off for a couple of weeks to recover from surgery to repair a hernia. I'm sore and tender down there, dread a cough or sneeze, and can't lift anything heavier than about 10lbs for a couple of...
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    Interesting piece of kit. From the video, I...

    Interesting piece of kit. From the video, I think the slide does not operate from the recoil, so you have to hand operate it. I was worried about leaving brass casings scattered around. And...
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    I lost my GoPro in the water park in Mexico a...

    I lost my GoPro in the water park in Mexico a couple of weeks ago (boo-hiss!) Yesterday I scored a great deal on a replacement - an ActiveOn CX Gold. The store was sold out so I got the...
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    Very good, made even better for the laughter we...

    Very good, made even better for the laughter we shared. The salad started life as an ordinary green salad. We topped it with canned lobster chunks and sliced persimmon.
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    Last night I was the "Sous-Chef" to my 7 y.o....

    Last night I was the "Sous-Chef" to my 7 y.o. granddaughter as she made supper. Homemade tomato soup, lobster salad, and lemon cake for desert, all out of a child's cookbook she received for...
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    Happy New Year 2017

    I hope everyone has a great year.
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