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Are veterans who die outside of combat included ? I think you guys need another day off for those if not :p

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Not...specifically, but Veterans Day more or less covers it to the same effect.

 

(e): Condolences, Tale.


Edited by Bartimaeus, 29 May 2017 - 07:43 AM.


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Ah. Always thought Veteran's day was for the living and Memorial Day was for the dead.

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Well, Veterans Day is really more honoring veterans, dead or alive, which is what I was getting at with my "not specifically" comment, :p



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We have Rememberance Day here that does all. I think we're getting cheated of a day off somehow.

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Well as requently happens here in the US a holiday tends to morph into other things as time passes. Veterans Day used to be Armistice Day to mark the end of WWI. Memorial Day actually goes back to the post Civil War south IIRC. The tradition was to place flowers and flags on the graves of fallen soldiers. That tradition is still practiced today nationwide. I don't remember when it became a real holiday but I believe it happened rather gradually.



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My birthday was on memorial day this year and my kids mom surprised me with lodging at the great wolf lodge.
Still here with the kids and her and it's a great place! Having a great time, this place is awesome.
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Happy Birthday!!!!


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Working from home when I realized I have literally no issues to work on. Tad problematic now :lol:

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It's a working from the Roost kind of day surrounded by canine furry four-leggeds doing most distracting and endearing things!



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Had a couple interviews today and I didn't think I nailed them but they both already called me back with offers. Another interview tomorrow and I think one Friday as well

 

One of my dogs seems to have a UTI and has a vet appointment tomorrow

 

That's it for me


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My birthday was on memorial day this year and my kids mom surprised me with lodging at the great wolf lodge.
Still here with the kids and her and it's a great place! Having a great time, this place is awesome.

 

Happy birthday! =)


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My birthday was on memorial day this year and my kids mom surprised me with lodging at the great wolf lodge.
Still here with the kids and her and it's a great place! Having a great time, this place is awesome.

 

Happy belated Birthday!


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Hey, random part of the internet, this random internet guy just got accepted to the nursing master's program and received his first email from his advisor today!  Huzzah!  Considering where my life was some scant five years ago, I would classify this as a miracle!  With any luck, I'll be going for my DNP soon after I'm done!

 

Don't want to bore people about it, but there had to be some place for me to jump for joy without carrying on long enough to get on anyone's nerves!


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Congrats!

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I drank about 11 Angry Orchard hard ciders over three hours Saturday night. And started chatting up an old High School ladyfriend on Facebook as a result.

 

I don't think it went terribly.

 

Edit: Also, I'm about 80% sure my wallet is in the wash.


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Finished buying all my stuff for next weekend's 24hr endurance obstacle race - True Grit. You have to be self sufficient with your stuff in a pit area with the other competitors. Have my marquee, stretcher bed, table, chair, portable stove, food, race nutrition, wetsuit, etc. It's a 10.8 km (6.7 mile) loop with 30 obstacles and you have to see how many laps you can do in 24hrs. There's solo and team events and I'm doing it solo. Last years solo winner did 14 laps and is aiming to do 15 this year.

 

This is my first time at it and I'm told the cold is the worst part being in the middle of winter and that water is going to feel like ice.

 


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story time

 

my mother and grandma came to visit me for easter with my brother. my brother left because he only had 2 days of leave and had to go back to work, so after they stayed here for a week, i took them back home in my car and decided to stay there a week myself (i live 350km from where my mother lives)

i was thinking of coming home Sunday but my mother asked me to take my grandma to visit her brother on that day so i said "ok, i can leave Monday".

Monday, my mother needed me to take her to an event hosted by the ministry of education (she's a teacher and she doesn't drive) in the evening so i had to stay one more day back.

Tuesday, just as i was getting ready to go, the phone rings and i learn that my uncle (my father's brother) died and the funeral was Thursday.

i had to stay until Thursday to take my mother to the funeral (280km in the opposite direction from where i live) and we got back Friday.

meanwhile, my grandma's sister was diagnosed with cancer (she lives close to where i live) so my mother asked me to take my grandma on Sunday, bring her to her sister and then go home... she would take the bus back later.

 

on the way the car breaks down, the engine went FUBAR (3rd time overheating) and i had to go back to my mother's home. the mechanic said that it would take 1000 euro to put in an undamaged used engine (if i payed cash "tax free")

i called a cousin of mine who is a mechanic and he told me that more or less that is the price anyone would ask, but that it was far too risky to do the engine swap in a 17 year old car, since there is no chance to find a new engine and even with the best of intentions, there is no guarantee that the used put in would not break down in a month.

so i went out on the hunt for a decent used car

i was taking my time to see if i may stumble upon a good offer as i did back in 2004, when i found that 4 year old Hyundai (1500cc, 90bhp) with only 30k km for just 4000 euro

 

but the anxiety of my grandma about her sister was growing exponentially every day that passed and i didn't get a new car and by Friday she got herself a stroke

so, being the only person who had no work to do, i had to pass a week babysitting my grandma in the hospital (the severity of the stroke was barely 1/10 so she was pretty much back to normal after 24 hours, but standard procedure in these cases is to keep the patient inside for 1 week for observation)

so for that week i didn't get any chance to look for a car since i was staying 12 hours in the hospital to put my mother's mind at ease.

 

after my grandma came home, i went back to searching and by Friday i found a Chevrolet Lacetti of 2006 (1600cc, 110bhp) with only 70k km at 3000 euro (the guy selling it was leaving for Australia by the end of June and couldn't take the car with him, so he was giving it away cheap)

however, the ministry department where purchases of new cars or swapping of a car's ownership are registered, needs a week after registration to provide the card that is proof of ownership of a car and allows to drive it legally

and this is how my one week time off, became 6 weeks of suffering... and of keeping my business closed


Edited by teknoman2, 03 June 2017 - 06:05 AM.


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Wow thats a lot on your plate! Condolences on your family loss.






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