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Karen can I ask a little question?does the 'subscribe to thread' thing have a time limit? So if the thread is inactive for some time the subscription voids?
I spy with my little eye something beginning with "T"....Yes I am bored. [)]
There's a beach nearby that has all these gannetsThe view is excellent on a good day. Although it is always freezing cold no matter what. 
Quote from: Variola on 25/03/2009 11:28:42I spy with my little eye something beginning with "T"....Yes I am bored. [)]What...."time passing," by?
lol....I thought you were making a joke.....lol..not a game...I hav to leave soon for the Doctors office.... Hoping for good news....
2:23 am and still not tired! Thinking about what to do tomorrow that is exerciseless! LOL... I cleaned out tool drawers today in my washroom... and collected two bags of garbage gadgets that I couldn't remember what they were or what they went to!
You can pay the airfair and I'll do it for free!
It scares me that the grass is 2 feet long!!!
A mower on 2 foot grass !! You need a scythe. Methinks a slight exaggeration :-)I cut my lawn last night, which was as well because it is raining today. In any case I'm off to Ireland in about an hour. Dreaded Ryan Air from Gatwick. I saw a cartoon the other day which summed up Ryan Air. The stewardess was speaking to a passenger "Are you sure you need a seat for the whole flight, sir?". Apparently the newspaper story that they were going to start charging for using the toilet was an April Fool joke. It was perfect because most people believed it.
Use a scythe. It is very therapeutic. There is something very satisfying when you get the balance and rhythm just right and it slices through a 2" swathe of grass and weeds on each forward swing. Even sharpening the blade with a stone has its own pleasure when you get it right. Some old countrymen I used to know many years ago reckoned you had to have your own scythe. The angle you sharpened the blade to was unique to you and someone else sharpening it would mean it took an age to get it right again. Also the shape of the Scythe and angles of the handles had to be just right. They never liked others using their scythe. Good exercise too, though can be back-breaking until you get the rhythm right.
Seems like you have a proper scythe from when people knew how to make them. A rare thing nowadays. Well, I have to go now. Gatwick Airport awaits. Bye.
Ireland aye? I've always wanted to go to Ireland....
You've obviously never made a mistake in your life Mr. Karsten, all else the FOGs will be all over you in a matter of minutes. 
Btw, I'm bored.
It does irk me though when I cannot read a post by a fellow US-American due to poor spelling or grammar. I have written to them privately about this. I am in favor of precision where it matters..... ...Often it does not. In my opinion.
Well I'm back from Ireland and a top o' the mornin' to you. Err, OK evening, except for those in the Americas of course. Actually back yesterday. It rained the whole time but it didn't matter.I have just been to see the film "In the Loop". Excellent and extremely funny. If you saw the TV series "In the thick of it", it's along the same lines. Don't go if you are offended by swearing or object to an irreverent look at the political establishment. Actually, they are the people who should go and see it really.Have you cut that grass yet Karen? It will be growing faster than you are cutting it.
Well done and a gold star, Karen. What a lot of gardening.The film, "In The Loop" is a British movie and only just released. I'm not sure how widely it will get released in the US. The trip was OK. My wife and I went primarily to visit her uncle who is in a nursing home. He's 96 and doesn't get many visitors now, so we took him out each day in a car I hired. He's very sharp still (no Altzheimers) and can still read without glasses!! Unfortunately he can't get about much now (very slowly with a zimmer frame or in a wheelchair) and is very deaf. We have other distant relatives and friends over there, and Ireland is a very friendly place, so we had a lot of visits and eating out etc. I put on 5lbs in 3 days!!
Yes, a zimmer is a walking frame. His is a simple one with wheels at the front. He is very slow in it though as he gets out of breath. He's put on a lot of weight recently, probably because he can't get about so easily but still has a good appetite. I don't know his weight but I would guess more than 210lbs and he is only about 5'7" or so. You are probably right that my own weight will come down again, though it takes longer to that than when I put it on. Also not enough exercise I expect. But it's a nice day here today, so I will have a short walk after my lunchtime sandwich. Ho hum, better get back to work :-(