just kidding Rob
have a good weekend!
Two great countries separated by a mere four score and eleven years, and three days.
Felicitations to all on both sides of the border. How about a truce for the weekend?
and all the best to you and yours Jonah.
Some bad news, for me at least, having opened record boxes that have remained closed since we moved back I have discovered that the folks who moved us from Britain scooped half my Jazz collection on vinyl. including much Thelonius Monk and a nearly complete collection of Django Reinhardt that was my pride and joy. They nicked about a hundred and twenty LPs with a reasonable value of at least 3 to 5 Pounds each. I'm not very happy at the moment.
If you know anyone on the dodgy side in Essex I have the address.
I wonder if any of them are reliable.
Did some internet search on companies when getting ready to move my wife's things here. Lots of stories of contracts that when delivery was to be made, they wouldn't unload without huge extra payments for overweight (fine print, and unspecified charges for it mostly) or other 'unexpected difficulties' that weren't included in the quoted, and paid up front, price.
Seems to be almost completely corrupt business from reading, for almost all the companies.
We rented truck, loaded and unloaded with family help on each end, and drove the truck from Texas to NC outselves, but we didn't have that much to move. I can't imagine doing that with a full household of furniture and a lifetime collection of 'stuff'. Of course, I realize moving across the ocean, you had even less choice.
But have a good weekend, you and everyone else.
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Tell me about it. When I recently moved some of my books to Atlanta (a 400 mile trip) the final bill worked out to 75 cents a pound. I lost 95%+ of what I owned, but had I known that I'd have moved and saved less than half of what I did.
I look on it as a form of tuition and that "education" insured that a mover will never again catch me like that.
just curious - do they have any celebration of the 4th in Canada, other than maybe some individuals, such as yourself, that are from here? I would assume they wouldn't, but always good to find reasons to party
Anyway, my fiance, Michael, and I are taking my young'un, Kelton, to the Oregon coast for the weekend. We will be at the southern tip of the State, a stone's throw from CA. We decided the 3 of us needed to get away from here for a bit, and have some fun with Kelton. Fireworks on the beach. Maybe fly a kite. Some good seafood. I'm looking forward to it.
Hope y'all have a good weekend, also.
Anyone who is traveling, please be safe.
Very isolated celebrations here if you can find a group of Yanks to party with, though many people from Buffalo vacation on the north shore of Lake Erie and celebrations are much more common there. We know 2 other couples in TO but we'll probably do the Fireworks Appreciation thing this evening (setting off fireworks yourself is mostly done on Victoria Day, May 24th), and have dinner together on Sunday as a stand-in for Monday since they're all working and I need to finish the house stuff to justify my existence and set an example for the young man.
Incidentally they took photos at the Prom a week ago which came home with Robbie's report card (I'm irritated, he fell off the honor roll). They had to stand Robbies s/o (significant other) on a box to get them both in frame. She's 5'4", hes 6'2". It is to laugh. She excited much comment in the new neighborhood when her parents drove her over to pick Robbie up, he in his tux, she in a skin tight sheath. She has a shape, to quote an old 1970 Woody Allen line "that would induce lycanthropy in a Boy Scout." All went well though he scared the pants off both of us a few days later when he didn't come home 'til the sun came up. We had a long talk at that point and he now calls at 10PM to update us and give us a expected time of return. We have settled on 1:30 as his curfew. It's later than I'm comfortable with but I'm notoriously old fashioned.
My hopes and best wishes will follow you wherever you are.
We just returned from our vacation very late last night. Drove up to Michigan to visit my family last Saturday, and Greg has until the 5th off, so we have a couple days now to relax at home. It took us about 13 hours for a typical 11.5 hour drive, so the busy traffic affected us a bit. Of course people were anxious to get to their destinations, as were we to get home! The police were also out in full force.
Brought back lots (over 10 pounds) of good Koegel's Viennas and Frankfurters, I'm SOOO looking forward to tossing them on the grill! I can't eat Carolina hotdogs, although I'm getting quite used to being a hillbilly otherwise! It's good to see the mountains again.
.... flags wave, and all be thankful we live in a democracy!
As we sing our National Anthems, let us think of the meaning of the words, and of those who went before to build our countries, and who protect them.
And, of course, enjoy the traditional celebrations and menus that mark the days.
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Hotdogs and cheeseburgers?
LOL, but they can be great walking around a park waiting for the fireworks. Or when an entire family or a group of neighbors all descend on one backyard for chow and chat.
Happy holiday weekend to all, and for any like me that are working, remember the day anyway.
AND EVERYONE be safe, be careful with any home fireworks, and be extra careful on the roads. Traffic will be heavy and erratic almost certianly.
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Reminded me for some reason of part of an old routine by comedian Steve Martin, in which he refers to hotdogs being composed of animal lips and rat feces. LOL
'Bout the only time I really like them is when I am "out," such as camping or some other outdoor function. I prefer a "polish sausage dog" to the traditional franks.
Our holiday menu for this weekend? Fresh seafood! Lots and lots of fresh seafood!
... that our neighborhood association puts along the streets for approprate holidays are up, and look so nice. I carried them for our street while my son used a rebar to make the holes for them in the easements.
I know my 4th will be a quiet one. I have some barbecue in the freezer. I'll watch the festivities on TV, and see if any of the fireworks display downtown can be seen from my patio. Last year I could see some set off by people living in a neighborhood across the river. (Though they are illegal in my county.)
A good hot dog does sound wonderful!
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