Solstice Solace

By: RobDaHood , 3:27 PM GMT on December 20, 2012

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Welcome to The Ark

If you need to get away from all the "end of the world" hullabaloo, well, what better place to hide than an Ark?

Hang out, play some music, have a cookie, some eggnog, or maybe some grog. Be ready to celebrate that we're all still here!


The tutorial for the Youtube code generator is now in Post 7 and 8 of The Ark help files. The link to the generator is now in the right column in my links section here.

Please read the tutorial. It's really easy once you know what to and not to do.

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1156. langitbirushop
1:08 PM GMT on September 22, 2013
blogwalking salam kenal admin
jam tangan online
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1152. theshepherd
8:26 PM GMT on February 01, 2013
Quoting WunderAlertBot:
RobDaHood has created a new entry.


Ya think???

:)))
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1151. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
2:36 PM GMT on February 01, 2013
RobDaHood has created a new entry.
1150. RobDaHood
2:17 PM GMT on February 01, 2013
Hey Shep.
Got 10 pics from Pottery.
Going to go ahead and start a new blog.
This will take a little bit to upload everything, post, and copy his comments from the email.

Getting started now.
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1149. theshepherd
1:48 PM GMT on February 01, 2013
Quoting RobDaHood:
Good Morning!

Good morning, cappy.

Well, fortunately for me, it didn't get anywhere near the advertized low temp of 36 last night. If it had, I'd likely still be hiding under the covers.

Yes.

Had to get up to take the trash out anyway.

Yes.

Hard to believe it's Friday already.


Yes.


Angie says: "Thanks Guys!"


You're welcome, Angie.
:)


Have a few things to finish up this am, then I'll see what Pottery sent and act accordingly.


Yes.


Enjoy the coffee.


Yes.




> )))"> :)



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1148. theshepherd
1:38 PM GMT on February 01, 2013
Quoting RTLSNK:
Snake tiptoes in at 2 AM, checks the Ark, all secure.
Prayers up for Angie's Dad and for the Captain.
Went to sleep at 8 PM, slept 6 hours, now what?
Coffee and Apple Fritters of course. :)
Maybe a game of solitare or two.



Wait until that Physical Terrorist gets a hold of your bicep tendon. :)))

You'll be trading those fritters in for happy pills and fritters.

It's wonderful that they can just stretch that puppy back out instead of the robotic surgery option.

If it were me, I'd be outside pittlin' with light yard work with 800mg Motrin in my pocket, trying to get a jump on... the therapy experience.
Just don't pick up anything weighing more than 5 or 10 lbs...slowly.
:)

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1147. RobDaHood
12:32 PM GMT on February 01, 2013
Good Morning!

Well, fortunately for me, it didn't get anywhere near the advertized low temp of 36 last night. If it had, I'd likely still be hiding under the covers. Had to get up to take the trash out anyway. Hard to believe it's Friday already.

Angie says: "Thanks Guys!"

Have a few things to finish up this am, then I'll see what Pottery sent and act accordingly.

Enjoy the coffee.
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1146. RTLSNK
7:10 AM GMT on February 01, 2013
Snake tiptoes in at 2 AM, checks the Ark, all secure.
Prayers up for Angie's Dad and for the Captain.
Went to sleep at 8 PM, slept 6 hours, now what?
Coffee and Apple Fritters of course. :)
Maybe a game of solitare or two.
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1145. pottery
2:46 AM GMT on February 01, 2013
OUCH.

Prayers and Good Vibes on the way.

EMail pics sent, but no rush to do anything about that.

Take care, and Love to the Lady.
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1144. RobDaHood
2:04 AM GMT on February 01, 2013
Interesting story Goofy, and thanks for the Ramones!
(and the other tunes as well)

Have to excuse myself this evening. Angie's dad is in the hospital. Some internal bleeding that they haven't been able to localize. He's stable and safe at this point, but thoughts and prayers appreciated. As you might expect, Angie is somewhat rattled and stressed. Will be attending to her.

Take good care, and if/when I get images, etc. from Pottingham, will post them.

-Hood out.
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1143. goofyrider
11:52 PM GMT on January 31, 2013
Anyway the above came as a result of finding this song ...

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1142. goofyrider
11:50 PM GMT on January 31, 2013
Life in the CITY: What did you in the do in the summer if you were a HS kid growing up in Queens, NY IN THE 60'S? Well like a lot of us you found your way to the Rockaways and 108 st., and hit the beach. No one had cars or licenses. The buses left from a bus terminal at the intersection of the IND & IRT Subways at 74th st. The trip took about 90 min on an express bus. SRO before they had limits on the number of standing passengers. The guys on the local track teams used to meet there, then run to 108 st. to train for cross country. . It was about 12 miles or longer if you had to run in traffic. A few bucks you could get a sandwich and a beer. Lay out in the sun and catch some great waves for body surfing. Two full size BB courts were at 108 st. You had to play the winners and they were in use all day. Steel rims and backboards. Think the first time I ever got served, I was 16. This was the Irish section and all the great bars were Irish. McGuires was typical. I looked young for my age after junior year. In June after college, I ripped up my ankle playing BB on the courts and got to my draft physical the next day, on crutches. My buddy who went the same day was 4F with a hole in his spine. He was a 200 yd high hurdles man in HS and at college? I was 1a. Two years later he was driving the Ivory girl models to shoots in CT. and I was minding tanks in the Fulda Gap. Funny how the cookie crumbles. You can't make this stuff up kids. As the Shepard notes, " its all good."
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1141. RobDaHood
5:51 PM GMT on January 31, 2013
Pottery,
Feel free. I'll check the inbox later.

Shep,
Broke apart down here and just 4 hours of blustery dribble. Sun finally came out though.

Goofy,
Saw the cat story on the news last night. Windmill story interesting. Radar issue is just a matter of not thinking things through. Throughout our industrial history there have been a whole lotta things learned the hard way. I guess we are still doing. Look how many automobile recalls & TSBs happen every year.

YCD,
Are you implying that some of us might be loose?
LOL
Glad you enjoy!

Ylee,
A gentleman lets a lady be whatever age she says she is. Makes the ladies happy and make life easier on the gentlemen.
Besides, have you seen her avatar? No way she's a day over 29!

Lots going on here today. Back later.
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1140. goofyrider
5:42 PM GMT on January 31, 2013
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1139. goofyrider
5:40 PM GMT on January 31, 2013
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1138. ycd0108
5:20 PM GMT on January 31, 2013
Speaking of "Loose Nuts" that must be why I like this place.
I just scroll down till I find a music video like Clapton's "She's Gone" and scroll on down to see what I type.
Looking forward to perusing Pottery's floor plan, elevations and building permit application.
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1137. theshepherd
4:46 PM GMT on January 31, 2013
"Course loose nuts may figure in the equation"



Not unlike the turtle on the fence post; it didn't get there by itself.

:)

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1136. goofyrider
4:39 PM GMT on January 31, 2013
HOOK LINE AND STINKER: From the I did not know this file: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/30/science/that-cu ddly-kitty-of-yours-is-a-killer.html?hpw&_r=0


Story in the British news about falling wind machines. Bolts apparently failed on a 150 footer. Design for 125-150 mph failed at 56 mph. Photo of ring base looked is if it was intact hence bolt failure. Cheap foreign steel, hydrogen embrittlement and or Charpy V notch impact likely causes assuming pullout wasn't the issue. Course loose nuts may figure in the equation. As you know many a big wheel has had a loose nut tightened by a little wench. Irony in story. UKMET office has been taking a beating on their seasonal forecasts, as well as busts on a shorter time scale. They are in the news trying to block development of two wind farms. Seems their radars overlook both sites and they want the deals killed. Last spring in a rain forecast, they predicted 1/2 to 1 in say but got 2-3 inches leaving the folks unprepared for floods and raining cats and dogs. After some investigation they determined false radar echoes due to a wind farm blocked signals from low level storms leading to the false reports.
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1135. Ylee
4:36 PM GMT on January 31, 2013
Quoting GrillinInTheEye:


Morning Rob!

You don't have to be old to be a grandparent. Look at me I still only 39. LOL

Everyone have a great day!


Don't let her fool ya, Rob! She ain't seen 39 since Bush II! ;' )

As a matter of fact, neither have I, LOL!

Good luck, Snake!
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1134. theshepherd
4:32 PM GMT on January 31, 2013
"But I wonder if it will be considered "Foreign Intervention"."


...or freakin' intervention???

I've had those days also.
:))
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1133. theshepherd
4:19 PM GMT on January 31, 2013
Invigorating little squall line whipped through back yard last PM.
Little bit of rain. Good bit of brief wind gusts. 5 minutes later, she's gone.

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1132. pottery
1:01 PM GMT on January 31, 2013
Quoting goofyrider:
re post no 1080 Older than dirt .... older than used dirt ... " What's that mean." Dirt assuming inorganic in nature is what you get under your finger nails ... Soil is very old. Do you have some favorite type . No I don't thing so . Shaving every day is overrated. Leads to shin abrasion ... which leads to irritation ... which we know leads to infection ... which can lead to ... stuff So why shave every day, like Swamp. Well we suspect why Swamp might shave every day. eh? OH you meant your face.. Well no one is paying us to shave everyday . YOU? When the stuff gets long enough to get in the way shave it. Well there one has it then. PLEASE SEND COPIES OF POTTS PLANS HAVE SOL'N IN MIND.

OK then.
I'll see if I can scan or photo them later, and send them to The Capt.
It will surely be fun to get some ideas from you all.
But I wonder if it will be considered "Foreign Intervention". We'll have to find another phrase. How about "Specialist Design Concepts from The Ark" ? I like that one better.
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1131. pottery
12:56 PM GMT on January 31, 2013
Greetings !
I see y'all had fun last night while I was safely snoring.
Just watched a vid on BBC with upsidedown trucks and stuff from Georgia.
Good to see that Snake did not blow away, blow up, blow hard, whatever.

Nice to see Gro loitering.
Could have done without the picture though.
I think of him as an Old Guy, in worn out socks.

I'm off to the City.
Need some switches for a kiln, and the Lady has a List........ to Starboard.
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1130. RobDaHood
12:51 PM GMT on January 31, 2013
Nope, not gonna take the bait and say bad things about cats here!

Hope the Appt. with Dr. Frankenfurter goes well and you get some good news.

Time to get started I guess.
Will check in later for news from Goofy and Shep.

Heigh-Ho...
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1129. RTLSNK
12:33 PM GMT on January 31, 2013
I think I remember 39, but anything that long ago is a
little vague if you know what I mean. :)

Had to throw that cashew shell out, SugarBear was
afraid her cat might eat it. heh heh heh
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1128. RobDaHood
12:22 PM GMT on January 31, 2013
Good Morning Grillin'!
Good to see you.

You're still a cute little bunny!
Say "Hi" to Vet for me.
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1127. GrillinInTheEye
12:10 PM GMT on January 31, 2013
Quoting RobDaHood:BTW...just to clarify, it's my niece.
Don't make me any older than I already am!
:o)


Morning Rob!

You don't have to be old to be a grandparent. Look at me I still only 39. LOL

Everyone have a great day!
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1126. RobDaHood
11:47 AM GMT on January 31, 2013
Good Morning RTLSNK!

Okay, so in your travels, you picked up a cashew shell.
What are you planning to do with it?
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1125. RTLSNK
11:31 AM GMT on January 31, 2013
Well, there it is then, mixed nuts.
Did you know that the shell of the cashew is deadly?
A little something I picked up in my travels.

Yesterday, at 1300 hours, the temp in Macon was 73*.
It is now 38*. That is a heck of a drop in temp.

Appointment with the Bone Doc at 0900 hours this morning.

Still waiting to hear from Shep and Nadia and Ylee.

Coffee is ready.
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1124. RobDaHood
9:17 AM GMT on January 31, 2013
Quoting goofyrider:
Last 2 hours winds 20 kts G 50-60 S, Rain 2 in plus. Looks like another hour of this.


Hang in there buddy!
Just drippy rain here and windy.
Power went out for 1 second for some reason, which always wakes me up.

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1123. RobDaHood
9:14 AM GMT on January 31, 2013
Quoting ycd0108:
This blog has something special. I'm trying to figure out what that is.
Maybe the fact that I can type a comment while listening to Clapton?
Rob:
Your grand daughter story made me wish I had paid more attention when they were young.


Special?
Mixed Nuts!
A lot of folks like them.
(although some are allergic)
I guess if you get just the right combination it's special!
'Specially if you wash it down with good music.

BTW...just to clarify, it's my niece.
Don't make me any older than I already am!
:o)
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1122. goofyrider
8:57 AM GMT on January 31, 2013
Last 2 hours winds 20 kts G 50-60 S, Rain 2 in plus. Looks like another hour of this.
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1121. ycd0108
4:17 AM GMT on January 31, 2013
This blog has something special. I'm trying to figure out what that is.
Maybe the fact that I can type a comment while listening to Clapton?
Rob:
Your grand daughter story made me wish I had paid more attention when they were young.
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1120. RobDaHood
3:33 AM GMT on January 31, 2013
One more:

Speaking of elbows and butts.

Youngest niece, the last little princess until the next generation is 9 now. :o(

When she was about 4, her family was visiting. Her mom had told her that it was time to come indoors as the mosquitoes were getting kinda thick. She tried her best to get uncle Rob to sneak outside with her.

"Your mommy says no." I told her.

"We can just crawl through the grass and all she will see is two butts!" she told me.

Did my very best not to laugh. Devious little mind after my own heart!

Same child who when we were watching 'Avatar' at her parent's house a couple years ago...she was sitting in my lap, as per usual, and I was worried that the movie might be a little intense for her...but who am I to say...I'm not her parent...so when the guy went into the Avatar body for the first time, I asked her..."Wouldn't it be cool to be big like him?"

She said, "No, I don't want to get big because then you wouldn't be able to carry me anymore!"

My heart melted...

Okay...Hood Out!
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1119. RobDaHood
3:25 AM GMT on January 31, 2013
Quoting RTLSNK:


Don't tell me, I am going to go pin one of my Ranger
Tabs on my Captain America PJ's and go to bed.:))
ROFL!

Nite guys!
Rest well.
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1118. Grothar
3:16 AM GMT on January 31, 2013
Quoting RTLSNK:


Don't tell me, I am going to go pin one of my Ranger
Tabs on my Captain America PJ's and go to bed.:))


That deserves a LOL. Sleep well.
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1117. RTLSNK
3:11 AM GMT on January 31, 2013
Quoting Grothar:


I've been meaning to tell you........... :)


Don't tell me, I am going to go pin one of my Ranger
Tabs on my Captain America PJ's and go to bed.:))
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1116. RTLSNK
3:06 AM GMT on January 31, 2013
Quoting Grothar:


I don't even drive 12 miles at a time anymore.


Now that is a funny line Grothar! LOL
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1115. Grothar
3:02 AM GMT on January 31, 2013
Quoting RTLSNK:


No, but I don't get out much anymore. :)

But what does irritate me is when young people hold
doors open for me. They are being polite and that is
wonderful to see in this day and time. But you have
to stop yourself from saying: What? Do I look like I
can't open a door by myself? LOL


I've been meaning to tell you........... :)
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1114. Grothar
3:01 AM GMT on January 31, 2013
Quoting RobDaHood:


Owwweeee!
That's gotta hurt!
:o)


It DOES
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1113. RTLSNK
2:53 AM GMT on January 31, 2013
Quoting Grothar:


Hey, Snake. Have you gotten this one yet.

"I bet you must have been good-looking when you were young". The first time I heard that, I knew it was all over.


No, but I don't get out much anymore. :)

But what does irritate me is when young people hold
doors open for me. They are being polite and that is
wonderful to see in this day and time. But you have
to stop yourself from saying: What? Do I look like I
can't open a door by myself? LOL
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1112. RobDaHood
2:52 AM GMT on January 31, 2013
Quoting Grothar:


Hey, Snake. Have you gotten this one yet.

"I bet you must have been good-looking when you were young". The first time I heard that, I knew it was all over.


Owwweeee!
That's gotta hurt!
:o)
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1111. Grothar
2:36 AM GMT on January 31, 2013
Quoting RTLSNK:
Yeah Rob, keeps my arm down instead of extended up on
the desk. Great idea you had!

I see the Bone Doc in the morning at 9 AM.
If he says when would you like the shoulder operated on
I'm going to say How about this afternoon? :)

getting really tired of this bad wing.


Hey, Snake. Have you gotten this one yet.

"I bet you must have been good-looking when you were young". The first time I heard that, I knew it was all over.
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1110. Grothar
2:32 AM GMT on January 31, 2013
Quoting RTLSNK:


ROFL, not only did we "look" young, we were skinny too!

I came out of Ranger School weighing 165 pounds, did
500 pushups and 500 situps every day, and could run 12
miles with a rucksack on my back. Never see those days
again. :)


I don't even drive 12 miles at a time anymore.
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1109. RTLSNK
2:29 AM GMT on January 31, 2013
Yeah Rob, keeps my arm down instead of extended up on
the desk. Great idea you had!

I see the Bone Doc in the morning at 9 AM.
If he says when would you like the shoulder operated on
I'm going to say How about this afternoon? :)

getting really tired of this bad wing.
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1108. RTLSNK
2:26 AM GMT on January 31, 2013
Quoting Grothar:


Hey, Snake, remember these days. I was 20 in this picture.



ROFL, not only did we "look" young, we were skinny too!

I came out of Ranger School weighing 165 pounds, did
500 pushups and 500 situps every day, and could run 12
miles with a rucksack on my back. Never see those days
again. :)
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1107. RobDaHood
2:18 AM GMT on January 31, 2013
Good to see you guys having fun.

I guess blind as a bat is a good thing if you're gonna make a living jumpin' outta planes. Can't see past the first step...no fear!

Guess that new mouse technique is working out good for you RTL!
Longest you've been on in weeks!

Appreciate you guys!

Back out for a bit...carry on.
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1106. Grothar
2:12 AM GMT on January 31, 2013
Quoting RTLSNK:
Yeah, I was supposed to go to West Point,
but I was blind as a bat so there went that plan. Didn't stop
me from going to Jump School or Ranger School. :)

Hey Shep, that storm is heading your way now and it
still has a lot of red line in it, watch yourself.
No, forget that, watch the radar screen. :)


Hey, Snake, remember these days. I was 20 in this picture.

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