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The Funny Pages - Tickle Me Elbow - The Sequel
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Yup, you get the good stuff...hope it hold until it gets to the coast. Sadly, we might just get a dusting. Snow day tomorrow for YOU! :D

We usually do not... we usually get nothing here due to the small mountain valley we are in.

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Its in the 50s here and i spotted a wasp outside :ph34r:

Sorry i haven't been on, but i'm finally back at school B)

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Thanks guys :wub:

Some pretty drastic changes in my life over the last 2 months (marriage breakup...moving out......distinctly UNpsilly stressy stuph etc, etc)

It is snowing!!!!!

SNAAAAPPP!!!!!!

I'm SO cold!!.....not cut out for this wevah!

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((((Hugs)))) Nik.

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Oh, Nik. .. ..I'm so sorry. Had no idea..... . ...sending you love and strength. I'm thinking of you and your boys.....! :wub::wub:

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Oh, I am so sorry to hear that, Gnickers. I take back my (slightly) snippy ;) words, and you can have your old job back!! Stay strong, sending love and {{{{hugs}}}}

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Lots of hugs Knick. :( I hope you are starting to feel like you are coming out the other side.

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Lots of hugs Knick. :( I hope you are starting to feel like you are coming out the other side.

Yeah....Jess always has a wonderful way of saying things. Yup, hope your darkest days are behind you - hugs from me too! ;)

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Thanks guys :wub:

Some pretty drastic changes in my life over the last 2 months (marriage breakup...moving out......distinctly UNpsilly stressy stuph etc, etc)

Sorry to hear that! Hope that means everything gets better from here forward!

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Hugs to Nikki from here in the colonies. :wub:

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Nikki

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So sorry to hear this news lots of loving hugs coming your way Nikki

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Oops what'd I miss, smileys-king-741814.gif reigning in absentia? Wayyy too busy w/ Ronaihna messin w/ his cousin Monti's head. Hope it just blows over.

Ohhhh Gnikkers, hugs from me too. Screw that boiler tho, yah?

Russel (hehe) awesome that the work hrs didn't change. How awful/worrisome that something as potentially impactful on your ds could be so cavalierly changed.

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So sorry to hear of all your unpsilliness, Knickers. {{{HUGS}}}}

What???? Nobody called me? I SO would've been there!.........Just the wee matter of a plane ticket

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Nik :wub: :wub: :wub: I am so sorry to hear of this news. Message me anytime!! Tis still pretty fresh... Love you!!

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Hugs Nikki :wub: ... I have ordered a professional baking pan for donuts, it's heavy enough to classify as self-defense weapon. If you need it, it's yours. Just stress management, you know... :ph34r:

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I have ordered a professional baking pan for donuts, it's heavy enough to classify as self-defense weapon.

:lol: :lol: :lol:

I've been working on my five year plan - whaddaya'll think?

Plan A. Work for five years, save money, sell the house, move to Ecuador and retire.

Plan B. Work for five years, save money, sell the house, spend several years sailing the South Pacific, around South America, and the Carribean with the pirate. Then move to Ecuador and retire.

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:lol: :lol: :lol:

I've been working on my five year plan - whaddaya'll think?

Plan A. Work for five years, save money, sell the house, move to Ecuador and retire.

Plan B. Work for five years, save money, sell the house, spend several years sailing the South Pacific, around South America, and the Carribean with the pirate. Then move to Ecuador and retire.

Good luck with all of that....then come a visit us on the "better" coast. Sail to us...it can be done.

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We're in the South Pacific ;)

...... well, maybe the south South Pacific.

You could always talk to my niece. She did that for several years, well not the retire part but sailed the South Pacific with her 'pirate' whilst operating her wholesaling business. Put into Fiji, fly off and come back; put into Papeete, fly off and come back; put into Pango Pango, fly off, come back. Had all the ITC equipment on the boat. Not sure if she got tired of the boat or the pirate :rolleyes:

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NZ is on the to-do list. It'd be in about 7 years. Plan to go hiking with me Shroomie.

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NZ is on the to-do list. It'd be in about 7 years. Plan to go hiking with me Shroomie.

Heck, by that time it would have to be somewhere my walking frame would go :blink::lol:

Certainly not the Milford Track, which you really SHOULD consider doing. And maybe the Abel Tasman, and the Heaphy, and the Hollyford......

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come a visit us on the "better" coast. Sail to us...

Pleeeeeeeeeese!!!!!!

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Why don't y'all just come visit us when we hit the Carribean? Or Hawaii? Or Fiji?

Been doing more numbers on this. Totally doable as long as the housing market continues to rise.

Pirate says we can go around South America from left to right, but not the other way (prevailing winds and tides and all that). Once we're on that side, the only way back is through the Panama Canal.

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