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03-01-2018, 06:22 PM - 2 Likes   #44776
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Hope you're back blowing on the pipes soon, pain free.
I'll be doing that tonight - I need to play toothache or not (plus if my ears are bleeding, I'll probably forget my toothache).

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How much is airfare from NZ to Canada, or vice versa? Better to tie the tooth to a dog sled and yell MUSH!!
I've got my own leatherman, and (I believe) I've got the willpower to pull it - it's just that teeth are pretty darned useful.
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I've got my own leatherman, and (I believe) I've got the willpower to pull it - it's just that teeth are pretty darned useful.
Yeah, but you don't need them all!

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Yeah, but you don't need them all!


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Having a tooth-ache just plain tests one`s resolution...

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The lazier the man, the more he plans for tomorrow.


Never put off until tomorrow that which you can put off indefinitely.
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I've got my own leatherman, and (I believe) I've got the willpower to pull it - it's just that teeth are pretty darned useful.


Get a grille.


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plan

and be sure to include options in your plan

" No plan of operations extends with certainty beyond the first encounter with the enemy's main strength" (or "no plan survives contact with the enemy") and "Strategy is a system of expedients". " - Helmuth von Moltke the Elder - Wikipedia
My late father used to say that all battles began at the intersection of four maps.

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The lazier the man, the more he plans for tomorrow.
Then I must be very lazy. But, on the other hand, sticking to your plan for tomorrow requires a great deal of perseverance and energy. I started retiring around 8 or 9 years ago and have been fully retired since 2015. We do whatever we want every day. It was worth it.

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I'm one of those people - I much prefer the cold than heat.
But ... 20C is not hot, even when it's humid. The Nelson Bay minimum last night was around 20C, and I slept with a feather doona over me. You get used to it. Your body acclimatizes. Much better than 40 below where any exposed skin gets frostbite and bits fall off. Much cheaper on clothes too. Sperry Topsiders, shorts, polo shirt, big straw hat works for ten months of the year. I might need jeans and long sleeves for a couple of months a year.

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Now I have started talking to myself in an attempt to convince me that most people are harmless even if they are mentally ill



Now you're making sense



Not my favourite either, but having to choose between that and (shudders) a cold winter... No contest.

Of course, even worse than the cold is the darkness. Those short, short days of December and January really saps all energy.

That's behind us now, thankfully! It's the first day of Spring, right?


I have been noticing how much more light there is these days. Lovely.
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A bit like the short, short days of July and August for us?
Yes, except it looks like on your shortest days at 40S the sun is up roughly 8am to 5pm? Here at 60N it's 10am to 3pm. With the sun 7 degrees above the horizon at noon.

The poor sods on the Svalbard islands have their last sunset of the year on October 25th, and first sunrise on February 16th. I'm not at all certain I could handle that OTOH, I wouldn't mind the period with no sunsets between April 20th and August 23rd
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But ... 20C is not hot, even when it's humid. The Nelson Bay minimum last night was around 20C, and I slept with a feather doona over me. You get used to it. Your body acclimatizes. Much better than 40 below where any exposed skin gets frostbite and bits fall off. Much cheaper on clothes too. Sperry Topsiders, shorts, polo shirt, big straw hat works for ten months of the year. I might need jeans and long sleeves for a couple of months a year.
So good to see some words of sanity Thank you!
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I have been noticing how much more light there is these days. Lovely.
It is, isn't it. Feels like waking up
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I've got my own leatherman, and (I believe) I've got the willpower to pull it - it's just that teeth are pretty darned useful.
One of my grand-uncles pulled his own tooth. Went down into the basement with a set of pliers. Came up rather pale. But it worked.
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Yes, except it looks like on your shortest days at 40S the sun is up roughly 8am to 5pm? Here at 60N it's 10am to 3pm. With the sun 7 degrees above the horizon at noon.
June, 1987 on a remote fishing lake in Ontario, about 50'N, the farthest north I've ever been, it seemed like it never got totally dark. Always at least a faint glow.
Here, at about 39'N, we still get about 9.5 hours of daylight on the shortest days.
I like daylight, never been a night person.
Time change April 11, more daylight................... in the evenings.
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. . . Time change April 11, more daylight................... in the evenings.
it is believed that the idea of " Daylight Savings Time " originated with Benjamin Franklin:

" Idea of Daylight Saving Time
The idea of daylight saving was first conceived by Benjamin Franklin during his sojourn as an American delegate in Paris in 1784, in an essay, "An Economical Project." "

History & info - Daylight Saving Time idea from Benjamin Franklin
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Full text - Benjamin Franklin - The Journal of Paris, 1784

Benjamin Franklin's
Essay on Daylight Saving
Letter to the Editor of the Journal of Paris, 1784

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“We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.”
—Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin Biography
Diplomat, Inventor, Writer, Scientist(1706–1790)

" (January 17, 1706 to April 17, 1790) was a Founding Father and a polymath, inventor, scientist, printer, politician, freemason and diplomat. Franklin helped to draft the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, and he negotiated the 1783 Treaty of Paris ending the Revolutionary War. His scientific pursuits included investigations into electricity, mathematics and mapmaking. A writer known for his wit and wisdom, Franklin also published Poor Richard’s Almanack, invented bifocal glasses and organized the first successful American lending library. "

https://www.biography.com/people/benjamin-franklin-9301234

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