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Reply #345 on: January 16, 2014, 02:42:04 AM
Nicked!  :whistle:       :2funny:
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Reply #346 on: January 16, 2014, 10:38:09 PM
Thanks Stoney, needed a chuckle.  ;D   

Hey, That's what I get paid the 'big bucks' for... ;)

I'm up today, see if I make it through the whole day  :sweat:   tried drawing and had to pack it in, the eyes just aren't seeing the values properly, not seeing the colours properly either so painting was a wash. Say, that's rather comical! Painting.....a wash....   :2funny:   Getting better every day  O0

Cuing up an old Chicago tune from Chicago 6; "Gettin' Stronger Every Day".

For the last five days we've had ice fog and temps of 18-22F as the high.  The night before we had rain which iced the doors to my truck.  They wouldn't open.

So, I had to get a ride from Daughter and Son-In-Law into town to the VA Clinic to catch the DAV (Disabled American {Military}Veterans to a higher level facility for a couple medical appointments.  My wife then had to drive into town later that afternoon to pick me up.

Since I've got to get into town for art class tomorrow afternoon I though I'd try a different method to get into the truck, since the doors were still frozen.  The bed of the truck has a cap on it with a hinged window.  I've got small plastic bags which are twist tied around the window latches and locks to keep the locks from freezing.  I figured I'd open the slide window in the back window of the cab, start the truck and get the heater going.  That window was frozen shut, too.

So aimed a propane heater at the driver's door to thaw it out.  That took about 10 minutes.  I was able to knock the passenger side door open from the inside.  I've got the truck running with the heater and defroster on to thaw everything out.  After about a half hour I'll open each door and spray the door gaskets with Silicone Spray.  I'll hit the slide window tracks, too.  Hopefully, that will stop the problem.

It's been several years since I've had one door freeze and it's never been both doors and the sliding window.
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Reply #347 on: January 16, 2014, 10:41:38 PM
Val, At least your 'wit' has not been affected with those germs, you still make us Laugh   :2funny:

Sending you warm wishes for feeling better quickly  :flowers:   Maybe a few glasses will help :party:

The warm wishes will have to include a few tots of Captain Morgan, based on her situation.  She'd best cock her leg properly!  :D

"Yo Ho Ho and a bottle of Rum!"
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Reply #348 on: January 16, 2014, 10:43:09 PM
Nicked!  :whistle:       :2funny:

Your Knickers got nicked, or Commando?  {Never mind, I don't want to know}  :)
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Reply #349 on: January 16, 2014, 11:35:13 PM
 :doh:   No Stoney.... not knickers, knicked. Means I got found out giving Lillian's husband the 'bug' !  :2funny:

Knickers indeed!  :nono:        :2funny:
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Reply #350 on: January 18, 2014, 06:13:18 PM
:doh:   No Stoney.... not knickers, knicked. Means I got found out giving Lillian's husband the 'bug' !  :2funny:

Knickers indeed!  :nono:        :2funny:

OOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooo {Big Grin}
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Reply #351 on: January 18, 2014, 08:22:25 PM
Thanks for that info Val.  It's so much fun finding out what some of the 'foreign' words mean, usually not at all what I thought  :2funny:
Sue   ;-)

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Reply #352 on: January 18, 2014, 09:02:53 PM
Sue, it's so easy to get in trouble when so many different backgrounds are involved!   :stress:    :2funny:
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Reply #353 on: January 19, 2014, 08:42:15 PM
Sue, it's so easy to get in trouble when so many different backgrounds are involved!   :stress:    :2funny:

(chuckling)  Word play can be great fun when you do know what specific words/slang is.

Having experience in a culture and having a bit of fun involving someone who's not familiar with that culture can be fun, too.

Back in '98 a bunch of people from around the world met in Edinburgh, Scotland for a time frame set around one particular date.

A few of use rode along in a car to a small shop to get some food stuffs.  The aisle routed in a 'U' shape and there was a tabloid rack on one wall.

A lady from the US was ahead of me and glanced at the rack.  I told her to pick two publications and look at Page 3. 

The startled 'deer in the headlights' look, and dropped jaw, was my reward.  Others chuckled at her response.  It was all light-hearted fun.

To answer the obvious question; "how did I know?"  Twenty years before I was at the Scotland USN sub base.
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Reply #354 on: February 01, 2014, 10:05:52 PM
We'll be underway come Monday morning.   :boat:   Will be incommunicado for a few days until we get up to Placencia, Belize.

See you all in class Sunday!  :yippee:
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Reply #355 on: February 02, 2014, 09:28:20 PM
Well, internet will be packing in soon. :'(     See you in a few days!   :wave:         :boat:


                                   
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Reply #356 on: February 02, 2014, 09:52:12 PM
Have good winds  :boat: safe sail! :peace: Doina
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Reply #357 on: February 02, 2014, 10:13:40 PM
Travel safely, Val.

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Reply #358 on: February 08, 2014, 11:49:03 AM
Just looking in on the thread to see wot Val is up to. Setting sail I see! Always running away when I get on these thread  :knuppel2: 
Have a safe journey Val (unless I send you some strong wind!  >:D [size=78%])[/size]
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Reply #359 on: February 14, 2014, 08:02:23 PM
 :knuppel2: Thanks for those strong headwinds and big seas Tony ..... we have had quite an adventure getting here. INCLUDED legal and  illegel entries into both countries, both engines down, close encounters with reefs undersail, and 8 days for a trip that should have taken 2 at most! Story to follow!

FUN? WOW!!!   :heeha:
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