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By: RobDaHood , 1:31 PM GMT on August 28, 2012

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mornin rob how was your weekend
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Net was down for a while.

Wow, cannibalism and toe jam.
Never know what I'm gonna read when I get back here.

Do take care guys, seems this crew is contributing more than our share to the retirement funds of medical professionals lately! (in fact, I'm beginning to wonder if it's safe to hang out with you guys!)

:o)
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Good Morning.

Medical Report #587. (this blog is filled with them..)

Having kicked a Hard Innocuous Stump while barefoot and hustling yesterday, the Patient Complained loudly, got a shovel and removed The Offender.

Treated end of BigToe (right foot) with a cleaning solution, and Painfully went about his Chores, thinking "Hmmm, I'll lose that toenail fer sure.."

By bedtime, the Pain was quite Dread, and pain zappers were administered.
Slept badly. Did you know that your big toe plays a Most Dominant Part in the sleep process? Well, now you do !

Slithering out of bed this morning, The Patient realised that Hobble & Limp were the Order of the Day.

Multitudes of Diagnostic Procedures have suggested that the Impact on the end of the big toe has driven the bones within back to the joint where toe meets foot, damaging something within.

The Patient is taking the day off. Which means that YOU all will probably need to stay away from here, for fear of reading something akin to Drivel all day long.

So, watch out.
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Quoting RobDaHood:
Good Morning Shep!
Yeah, I kinda agree. Loved your colorful description though.


Back atcha and good morning cappy.

Bro-in-law still has that old John Deere back hoe taking up center stage at his shop.

By soaking in Mystery oil, he's brought compression up from 20lbs to at least 60lbs on two cylinders. A little more and she should fire...hopefully.
At least we'll be able to see if the tranny is in good shape then.
If not, she gets cannibalized and parted out.

But until then...back to my boat project.
:)
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Good Morning Shep!
Yeah, I kinda agree. Loved your colorful description though.
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Quoting RobDaHood:
Do I hear bacon sizzling in a skillet?

Oh, wait a minute. It's just the sound of RTLSNK being ablated!
Good luck man!


Thought I'd cruise the racks looking for a Utube of the procedure to post so we could all empathize with what Ranger Sp...er...Rick had in store for him this AM.

That would be keeping in line with my daughter's past instructions to me to develop my "emotional intelligence".

However..., after watching a few clips of something akin to a miniature version of the "Honey Badger" in a wet suit swimming up a vein with a blow torch, I decided some things are best left to the imagination.

:)



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Do I hear bacon sizzling in a skillet?

Oh, wait a minute. It's just the sound of RTLSNK being ablated!
Good luck man!
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Quoting Proserpina:

Thank You!

Happy October to you as well!
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Happy October Pictures, Images and Photos
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For tonight's activity, you will require:

1 pkg double stuff Oreos
1 container peanut butter
1 mug of cold milk suitable for dunking.

Grasp Oreo firmly. Scoop up peanut butter with cookie. Dunk cookie in milk. Eat. Repeat as necessary, trying not to think that each one is probably 300 calories. Check that Pottery's squirrels are not chewing on the rigging. Go back to bed.
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Quoting RobDaHood:
Glad you caught the cloud there Pottery.
Hoping you can top off the tanks soon.

Don't worry about Goofy, he knows what he's about.
Long as the winds of November don't come early.

( 10 fritter points to whomever post the tune)


Me too !
And when it sauntered off to the west, it sat over the Andes and flashed for a good hour or so, as me and Lady Pott sat on the deck and sipped beverages while the squirrels came down from their tree and into the cage that hangs there.

Very Pleasant.
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Full belly and a full head.
Happens.


Song says a lot.


2 AM and I'm still awake writing this song if I get it all down on paper it's no longer inside of me, threatening the life it belongs to...

Rest well folks, I'll likely be strolling the deck again between 0200 and 0400.

Take good care.
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Glad you caught the cloud there Pottery.
Hoping you can top off the tanks soon.

Don't worry about Goofy, he knows what he's about.
Long as the winds of November don't come early.

( 10 fritter points to whomever post the tune)
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Quoting goofyrider:
45 N, 85 W:   Off the Straits of Mackinack.   Fudge as far as the eye can see.   No place for fans of double stuff Oreos.   No frost up here yet but wont be long.  


Goodness me!
Are you attempting the NorthWest passage ?

Carry on, Goofy.
But watch out for Natives.
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Quoting RobDaHood:
Well, darn it 'Snake!
You already took all the easy lines.
Now we're gonna have to work at it.

Thanks for the update on SIL.
Hope all goes well for you tomorrow.
Keep an eye on the temp gauge and don't let them overcook you this time. Burnt snake don't smell all that great!


Heheheheheheh....
and they taste even worse. Well, so I've been told, you know.

Good to learn that SIL is on the road to recovery, Snake. Hope they find out what it was, so we Older Gentlemen can stay away from it.

Had a very nice day...
Moved several large bags of rotted Imortelle tree into a garden bed for the Lady to plant some ground orchids. And dug it all in and weeded and stuff.

Then I slowly (because it's Sunday) installed 2 boards alongside the new (they're actually old and refurbished) doors in the Studio, and installed a panel above that.

When I cut the panel, sanded, and was about to install it, it was removed from my grasp and returned 1/2 hour later with 4 squirrels drawn on it.

"What's this, then?" pondered I, aloud.
"Well" she said, "I thought you could jigsaw them out, like you did with the snake on the other one" .

That's all very well, because a snake is a long, gently curvy thing. BUT..
4 Squirrels have 16 feet, several toes on each foot, tightly coiled tails and little, "expressive" ears (to use the Artist's description).

Oh well.
No doubt my Rewards will be Many and Pleasant.

It's raining, so I'll start with a rum & coconut water.
And see what happens next.
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45 N, 85 W:   Off the Straits of Mackinack.   Fudge as far as the eye can see.   No place for fans of double stuff Oreos.   No frost up here yet but wont be long.  
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Well, darn it 'Snake!
You already took all the easy lines.
Now we're gonna have to work at it.

Thanks for the update on SIL.
Hope all goes well for you tomorrow.
Keep an eye on the temp gauge and don't let them overcook you this time. Burnt snake don't smell all that great!
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Hi there Arkers, young man is home and looking and feeling a little better. They pumped him up with move Cipro thru IV to get a handle on the fever and infection in the kidneys. No idea yet on what caused it. More tests in the coming week though. 36 years old, healty as a bear all his life, was the first cat scan he ever had. Sitting up now chug a lugging chicken soup, first food he's had in three days. Daughter was watching me like a hawk, couldn't slip him the apple fritters and double stuff oreos. :)

Going in tomorrow morning for my three hour "Endovenous Ablation" at 0730 hours. Will try to check in tomorrow afternoon depending on how goofy I still happen to be. Could be some fun reading! :)

I can already hear the one liners that will be here:

So Snake, I hear you were Ablated. Really?

You're not contagious are you?

Do you like glow in the dark now?

LOL
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Hey Shep and Goofy.
No schedule. I start when I'm ready, and it's done when it's done!

Pcola, thanks and welcome.
Has been slower than normal lately as many of the regulars, myself included, have been rather busy.

I, for one, tend to have more energy for blogging when the weather is a bit cooler.
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Nice blog RDH..I like it in here..gotta stop in more often..lotsmore going on in here than other well known blogs to be sure..will be back for more later and possibly post something worthy.. :)
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From the banks of the Saginaw R. Cloudy 50s No sign pod the Doc.
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Thinking of lighting a fire and cooking a pork roast.


GPS coordinates and schedule please.
:)))


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Quoting swampliliy:


Yup- what he said......
Well Hey There Stranger!
Good to see you drop by.

Quoting pottery:
E-Mail to you, Capt.

Got it.
Thank you!

Beautiful morning.
Plan to be as unproductive as possible today.
Thinking of lighting a fire and cooking a pork roast.
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E-Mail to you, Capt.
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Yah, Snake.

Best wishes to the Young Man and all.
Sounds pretty Dread, all that.
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Quoting theshepherd:
565. RTLSNK

Wow...that's some crazy stuff going on.

Hope things get better...and "quickly".



Yup- what he said......
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Quoting Ylee:
There are few things worse than an emergency room on a Saturday night. :(

Hope his stay was a quick one!

True dat!

Yeah, RTL, that health food will gum up the works for sure!
Hope SIL is better soon.

Okay, just a brief stroll to check the rigging.
All is well.
-later.
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568. Ylee
There are few things worse than an emergency room on a Saturday night. :(

Hope his stay was a quick one!
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565. RTLSNK

Wow...that's some crazy stuff going on.

Hope things get better...and "quickly".

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Quoting RobDaHood:
You always find the best tunes Shep!

Thanks!

Off for a while...


At your service, el cappymon.

Somehow, I've kept a good memory.

:)





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Fear not you rascals, it was not I but my Son-In-Law who is in semi-serious trouble this weekend. About 1030 last night we got a panicy call from daughter, her hubby had a temp of 104, blue lips, and terrible shakes. Raced over to their house, dropped SugarBear off to watch the Grands, and raced to the Emergency Room with dau and hubby.

After 3 hours of tests of all kinds diagnosis was kidney infection, started him on Cipro and massive fluids so we were back home at 0400 this morning.

Slept till late, worked in the gardens, slept some more, and then got another call, temp went whacko again even with three kinds of medicine, blood in his urine, not a good sign, watching the grands again while his parents raced them to the hospital this time. Waiting on word again. Crazy times.

Personally, I think daughter feeds him too much health food, may have to sneak him some Apple Fritters in the hospital. :)

Will keep you posted. Out again.

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You always find the best tunes Shep!

Thanks!

Off for a while...
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One of the best slow dance songs of all times.
:)

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Okay, enough of that.
Back to my regularly scheduled programming.

"I know things that you don't
I've done things that you won't
There's nothing like a trail of blood
to find your way back home

I was waiting for my hearse,
what came next was so much worse,
it took a funeral to make me feel alive"


Acoustic this time:

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And...something a little different from one of my Pandora radio stations.

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Tribute to an old friend who is on my mind tonight.

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What happens when you have deja vu and amnesia at the same time?

Well...



Apparently the story behind this nonsense song is that he was working in a coffee house and wondering if anyone was actually paying attention...so he started making up random lyrics.

"Get crazy with the cheese whiz!"
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Have a great time Goofy.
(y'oughta stop by and have Sunday brunch w/Doc! 'cept I think he's not there)

Yeah, I'm a little worried. One of the symptoms is amnesia and Deja Vu at the same time.
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42.3 N, 83.7 W. nix on sightings of the Range man. Nice weather. Visiting Daugh no 2. Chow.
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Thanks Pottery.

Things are better off than I had feared.

I was worried that it was fritterosis or fritteritis!
That would be dread indeed!
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Quoting RobDaHood:
Hey Pottery and Goofy!

Well, is Ranger Rick with one of you or did he get lost in the bakery department?


Hmmmm, I fear the worst !
Overdosing on Apple Fritters in the Dead of Night can sometimes lead to Friterism of a most severe nature.

The symptoms include, but are not limited to, Vapours, Vertigo and Verbal Verifications.
There is only 1 cure, and that is Abstinence for 40 days and 40 nights.
I think he's Doomed.....

(abstinence from Fritters, of course. All other Abstinences only exacerbate the condition)
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Hey Pottery and Goofy!

Well, is Ranger Rick with one of you or did he get lost in the bakery department?
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Tally HO Road show in motion
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Quoting RobDaHood:
Hood tiptoes across the deck, trying hard not to spill his coffee. Must have been quite a party last night. They're all still asleep...

Not at all !!

I was Rudely Awakened at the squark of dawn, with the words "Oy ! I'm off to the Market. The squirrels are scrambling about in the tree. Keep an eye on them, will you? And here's your coffee"

Since then, it's been nothing but Activity of all sorts.
See you later, as the temps rise.
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Hood tiptoes across the deck, trying hard not to spill his coffee. Must have been quite a party last night. They're all still asleep...
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ROFLMBO!

You two are too funny!

RTL,
Remember what happened last year when you came to FL in Feb!
Coldest week ever!
Maybe you should consider March or April?

So...Still kinda sore tonight.
Gonna turn in soon. Maybe I'll get a massage from a sympathetic party. Rest well friends. Catch you tomorrow.

-Hood out...
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Quoting RTLSNK:


Well, I don't have any Oranges, but I do have three boxes of Apple Fritters in the Freezer. They have Vitamin C in them right? An apple a day keeps the Doctor away and all that right? Well, there it is then, I shall begin overdosing on Apple Fritters Post Haste. I shall tell SugarBear that Dr. Pottery has approved this method of anti-fever procedure and begin taking my medicine right away. :)

Goodnight Doctor Pottery.

Fear Not !

You'll be as right as rain! Carry on!

(whatever does that mean, to be as right as rain?, anyway??)

Sleep well, I surely will.
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Quoting pottery:

Hmmm..
I would overdose on vitamin C tonight and tomorrow, if I wuz yer.
Good Luck.


Well, I don't have any Oranges, but I do have three boxes of Apple Fritters in the Freezer. They have Vitamin C in them right? An apple a day keeps the Doctor away and all that right? Well, there it is then, I shall begin overdosing on Apple Fritters Post Haste. I shall tell SugarBear that Dr. Pottery has approved this method of anti-fever procedure and begin taking my medicine right away. :)

Goodnight Doctor Pottery.
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Quoting RTLSNK:
Under the bed? No, No my good man. I always slept under the bed with my Daisy BB Rifle aimed at the closet door because that is where the Boogie Man was!

I was going to shoot him in the foot you see, thats where their weak spot was! Once they are hop hop hopping around on one foot holding the foot you just shot with the BB gun, you then flipped on the light and it would vaporize them.

Simple, eh?

Brilliant Ploy!
I never knew they were in the closet.
Now that they've all "come out of the closet", the World is in Pretty Fix, isn't it ?
You ought to have shone a bright light in there, you know...
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Under the bed? No, No my good man. I always slept under the bed with my Daisy BB Rifle aimed at the closet door because that is where the Boogie Man was!

I was going to shoot him in the foot you see, thats where their weak spot was! Once they are hop hop hopping around on one foot holding the foot you just shot with the BB gun, you then flipped on the light and it would vaporize them.

Simple, eh?
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Quoting RTLSNK:
The little ones were supposed to come over here for dinner tonight but the Son In Law and little Hulk both came down with a bad high fever today. They were over here for dinner last night and for a family conference about another family trip to DisneyWorld in Feb.

SugarBear and I are hoping that we didn't catch whatever they have. You are usually contagious the day before the fever hits you. :(

Hmmm..
I would overdose on vitamin C tonight and tomorrow, if I wuz yer.
Good Luck.
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