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I cleaned up glass. Total damage from last night's hailstorm is two cars. Back windows completely blown out, front windows spider webbed, glass and water all over the interior. Hailstones punched holes and tore up the interior a bit too. Lots of dents, chipped paint, one car lost both covers to its mirrors, but mirrors themselves undamaged. Two broken windows in an unoccupied room used mostly for storage. Water in the vents near the entryway, drained out already. Luckily we put laminate down after the living room flooded, so there's not going to be any substantial damage there. But that front room is still carpeted. Glass top table on the back patio shattered as I watched.

 

This is a common story for our neighborhood. Can't even rent a car because they're backed up from the last hailstorm that wasn't half this bad. And our local rental branches have all their cars busted up too.

"Show me a man who "plays fair" and I'll show you a very talented cheater."
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Old thread here: http://forums.obsidian.net/topic/83632-what-you-did-today-thread/

This is a common story for our neighborhood. Can't even rent a car because they're backed up from the last hailstorm that wasn't half this bad. And our local rental branches have all their cars busted up too.

Speaking as a member of the rental car industry. They'll probably be renting what damaged fleet they can until they get new stuff in. Fun fact I learned today. Over the course of 2015, Hertz purchased about 350k cars to add to their fleet. 250k were sold off (either through auction, or lease end, or the few dealerships scattered across the country).

 

Right now the boss is happy because he's wayyy over on revenue targets due to the recalls going on. and I'm just praying to either find a new job or transfer to a less "you have no life" job to have less stress. (I'm working 50 hours a week and I don't work well with those I'm working with)

Victor of the 5 year fan fic competition!

 

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Had my taxes done last night. Due to some changes, I was worried that I was going to get hammered but I managed to escape without suffering too much damage. Its one of those situations where I had expected so much worse, that when the hit did come, I was happy with it because it wasn't as bad (though still bad) as I had braced myself for. :lol:

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My refund was cut a bit due to my severance.

 

Today I learned about :x after a decade of habitually using :wq

Why has elegance found so little following? Elegance has the disadvantage that hard work is needed to achieve it and a good education to appreciate it. - Edsger Wybe Dijkstra

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Damn, that sucks Tale; Hope you've got some insurance or such that covers it?

 

There's a girl at work that is funny, smart, creative and we've got some interests that coincide (Gaming, being one; Rarely met a Swedish woman that has any interest in it(Not that she's actually Swedish, she's from France)) and she's cute to boot. We've been talking and such for quite a while and gotten to know each other fairly well.

Today I learned that she's attracted to girls.

 

FUUUUUUUUUUU! 

 

Atleast I'm getting 1200$ tax return. ._.

 

I wish I had some booze at home right about now.

Civilization, in fact, grows more and more maudlin and hysterical; especially under democracy it tends to degenerate into a mere combat of crazes; the whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary. - H.L. Mencken

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Nope, we've never broached that subject in that manner until now. It's not like she's an archetypical butch lesbian that you see in the movies. There was nothing to tell about it, when she spoke about exes and old partners and such she never mentioned gender at all.

Civilization, in fact, grows more and more maudlin and hysterical; especially under democracy it tends to degenerate into a mere combat of crazes; the whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary. - H.L. Mencken

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Damn, that sucks Tale; Hope you've got some insurance or such that covers it?

 

There's a girl at work that is funny, smart, creative and we've got some interests that coincide (Gaming, being one; Rarely met a Swedish woman that has any interest in it(Not that she's actually Swedish, she's from France)) and she's cute to boot. We've been talking and such for quite a while and gotten to know each other fairly well.

Today I learned that she's attracted to girls.

 

FUUUUUUUUUUU! 

 

Atleast I'm getting 1200$ tax return. ._.

 

I wish I had some booze at home right about now.

Sounds like insurance should cover it. Deductible is in percentage, though. So we'll see how that goes.

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It's something! :)

I'm glad the weather here is relatively mild. This might ofcourse change over the coming years what with global warming and all, but so far we only have the occasional windstorm.

How much do you reckon it'll cost you?

Oh, on a more positive note! I found some filmjölk with birchsap flavor \o/

Civilization, in fact, grows more and more maudlin and hysterical; especially under democracy it tends to degenerate into a mere combat of crazes; the whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary. - H.L. Mencken

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Oh, on a more positive note! I found some filmjölk with birchsap flavor \o/

I wonder if that's similar to kefir?  I freakin' love kefir. 

 

 

I have no idea, I'm going to see if I can find any and have a taste =)

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So disappointed to see Tragedy FC win. Holy crap Dortmund are ****.

Why has elegance found so little following? Elegance has the disadvantage that hard work is needed to achieve it and a good education to appreciate it. - Edsger Wybe Dijkstra

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Got my tax refund, got a raise at work. Had to download a patch for a game that's in a .rar file. Got the same message pop-up as always...

 

Screw it, I'll buy a freaking Winrar license.

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We may learn a lesson, and things may get better in the end…
So that’s the trade off…life experience for exhaustion… wisdom for innocence.
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Or use 7zip.

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Just use 7zip.

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Civilization, in fact, grows more and more maudlin and hysterical; especially under democracy it tends to degenerate into a mere combat of crazes; the whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary. - H.L. Mencken

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So, I suppose it's been a while since I reported in. 

 

Project Little Brother's arrival will occur in two weeks, at the latest.  We're scheduled for a c-section on the 29th (which would be at 38 weeks gestation) but circumstances could lead to an earlier delivery.  He is being monitored very closely (twice-weekly checks on biophysical profile and bloodflow dopplers, with growth assessments every other week), and any poor results from that monitoring (or a spike in maternal blood pressure, which we're checking twice daily) could lead to an earlier arrival.  (For those who may not remember my past accounts, we're firmly in the "high-risk" category, with a history of miscarriage, one 2nd trimester loss, and one living child who was under 5 lbs at birth, despite being full-term.) 

 

Odds are that the new guy is going to have to spend some extra time at the hospital-- he's measuring small, just like his brother did, which often comes with difficulties in things like blood sugar and body-temperature regulation.  Apart from being a skinny dude with some indications of bloodflow prioritization (if a baby isn't getting quite the nutrients it wants through the umbilical artery, it will reduce resistance in the cranial artery, to ensure that the brain gets what it needs), he appears to be doing fine.  If they had to deliver him today, he'd likely do OK, but the thinking is still that more time on the inside should mean needing less time in the NICU afterwards. 

 

We're... maybe ready?  Dealing with the 2-year-old while all this is going down is going to be a management challenge, but we've got some family around who can hopefully help out.  He's a pretty laid-back guy, as 2-year-olds go, but he doesn't yet understand what's going on and how dramatically it's going to change his life. 

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Good luck to you, Mrs. Enoch & the new little guy. Hopefully this will go a lot easier than last time! We're pulling for you.

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Been very busy lately. Both at work, home, and a new (really an old that has renewed interest) business venture. On the personal front things are unsettled but really, aren't they always?

"Be on the lookout for thieves, trespassers, aaaand COMMUNISTS!"

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Need to go in for an x-ray on my foot. Might be calcium deposits, might be a stress fracture. Drug update: no rage yet since starting the anti-depressants. Been taking b12 for stress management too and seems to be working. Only getting really irritable when I don't get enough sleep now. Been binge-watching questionable youtube videos and thats making me angry at the world though.

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One of my brothers was married yesterday so I flew to the coast on Thursday to attend the gathering, my brother decided to get married in court and skip any religious ceremony but we had a great long lunch at at restaurant that overlooks the beach called Bel Punto ..so of course the general scenery during lunch  was amazing

 

http://belpunto.co.za/

 

I had rabbit for  my main meal and it was prepared the Sicilian way as the owners are Sicilian by heritage. It was delicious as was to be expected. We consumed loads of alchohol and the whole day was really memorable 

I'll be staying at the coast till Sunday and I plan to catch-up with some friends and go on a drive through the Midlands and have lunch later today at  some rustic farmhouse restaurant

 

So its been a good weekend :)

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Bruce, I know its old news but I just read about it, whats this about the Zulu king saying SA was better under apartheid and blacks are just destroying everything they inherited from the whites? What was the reaction in SA? Is he just some sort of crackpot?

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Need to go in for an x-ray on my foot. Might be calcium deposits, might be a stress fracture. Drug update: no rage yet since starting the anti-depressants. Been taking b12 for stress management too and seems to be working. Only getting really irritable when I don't get enough sleep now. Been binge-watching questionable youtube videos and thats making me angry at the world though.

 

I've been doing similar things, except it's on public service TV - watching most investigative journalism really gets me going.

Civilization, in fact, grows more and more maudlin and hysterical; especially under democracy it tends to degenerate into a mere combat of crazes; the whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary. - H.L. Mencken

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