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Random Babbling Thread 120

Discussion in 'Whatnots' started by dmc, Aug 4, 2015.

  1. Dice

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    Me and my teenage son and our cat. I did jump on a listing for a place pretty close. It's more expensive and less nice than where we live but it'll be suitable if I get it. I texted and emailed about 4 different people regarding it so you can be sure the rental manager will know my name by tomorrow lol.
     
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    Its amazing that I have a list of about 1000 things to do and I don't feel like doing any of it. Might as well start with menial tasks, to kill the time while I wait for the phone to ring.
     
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    It sucks to be forced to move like that. We moved to a new house a few months back, and I'm still unpacking stuff. Also, we have way too much stuff. Probably should have sifted through the things and should have thrown away what we didn't use the last few years, but we moved to a newly built house, and I still have plenty of work to do on the house itself (and no time, with two young kids).

    Good luck trying to find something, Dice. Hope it works out for you.

    Around here a lot of people seem to move around, even with covid. Or maybe because of it. Don't want to be stuck in a small house when you're so limited in where you can go. Houses with gardens seem to go like hot cakes, anyway.
     
  4. Dice

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    Thanks henkie.Who wouldn't want a house with a garden?

    Well didn't hear back about the apartment, but I did get an email telling me I'm a step closer to getting a job I'm aiming for. Sometimes I think I just run on adrenaline and luck. I just keep reminding myself things could be much worse.
     
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    Fingers crossed *casts bless*


    Hm we do have a small garden, though In autumn / winter times I don't use it. Without a garden, you can still go outside, to a park / forest / whatever. During the first wave, I've spent more time outdoors then in my garden. A garden is nice though. :-) People are less limited to the office, lots of offices are in bigger cities where houses are more expensive and a garden is uncommon. Even after covid, I think people will work more at home.. and that's why they move further away from the place they work... to places where houses have gardens and affordable.
     
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    That must really suck. COVID is the main reason I haven't gone looking for an apartment since my mother can take care of herself again. I was originally planning on moving out in August.
    Of course losing a job didn't help.
     
  7. henkie

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    Well, there's only so many times you can go to the park without it becoming old. In the beginning the park was also closed for a while, then you were allowed inside, but not allowed to sit on the benches, and when the weather was nice, there was a ton of people. Even now, there's apparently a lot of people going to the park.

    Also, preparing and walking with two kids who may or may not want to go to the park is not that great, either. They usually like it when they're outside, but that doesn't mean they can't be a right pain in the ass when dressing up.

    A garden is easier, just kick the kids outside to play, and you can keep an eye on them from the comfort of our living room. Or the terras, once it gets warmer. And once I get around to making the terras.
     
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    No, not usually I don´t. Usually I either leave them on a small bedside table as I take them off as the last thing before going to bed, or leave them in the bathroom on the washing machine after brushing my teeth and heading for bed. I suspect that I somehow - despite my tiny figure of only 110 kilogramms - have grazed along something else next to the glasses so that they were on the brink of falling and fell then later unnoticed to me. Having no frame around the glasses helps their camouflage if they lay anywhere else than expected.
     
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    No, I certainly will place them intentionally again at places where I would walk over them. Right next to the areas where I store my collection of broken glass, rusty nails, wooden splinters and used injection needles spread out over the floor... :rolleyes:
     
  10. Dice

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    Oh good, so then my suggestion to you was useful :deadhorse:
     
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    To be without the garden..... So nice to watch the plants grow, to come back the next morning and notice that one of the Wisteria's has bloomed.
     
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    And have coffee there in the morning sun :-)

    Yeah a garden is easier. My two kids usually come with me when we go to the forest or heatherfield without complaining. Yet... Olders is becoming 5 with Christmas. I wonder how long it will last.... :-)
     
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    Tell me about it. My 15 yr old hardly ever comes with me anymore when I pop down to the beach, and he used to love it when we first moved here 4 years ago. He is still willing to go snorkelling with me during the few months of the year when the ocean is warm enough to swim in.

    @Shadowcouncil I've never walked through a heatherfield. That sounds nice.
     
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    Well, they were warning people away from the public beaches this year because of COVID. In fact, the beaches and pools were closed. I'm not sure if the beaches in Chicagoland were open at all this year, I know the pools in Arlington Heights were never filled. Worse, it was one of the hottest summers overall, although I swear 1988, 1995 and 2012 seemed hotter. Heck even 2007 seemed hotter, but that might have had to do with my job where I had to wear thick denim jeans (for protection, and it was justified as they saved me from numerous cuts on rough surfaces) and a fairly thick company polo shirt while installing P.O.S. systems in hot pizzerias.
    https://www.illinoisstormchasers.com/forecasts/hottest-summer-on-record-for-chicago
     
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    Hm a pity, I did plenty of swimming this summer. Outdoors is pretty safe, the virus wasn't very active in summer, keeping 2 meters distance on the beach is usually not a huge problem.

    The place I live is surrounded by forest and heather fields and I can walk to there in about 10 minutes. It's lovely in the end of summer (and other times of the year as well). I've spent a lot of evenings there, after working from home, I was happy to leave home for some hiking or cycling in the evenings :-)

    [​IMG]

    (I would love to trade it for a year or so for Vancouver Island btw ;) )
     
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    That looks a little like some parts of Northern Alberta. Reminds me of home, with the fields and short trees. Lovely photo, Shadow. I'm sure it feels much different from Alberta though. Does the heather give off a particular scent?
     
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    Like regular nectar, not as strong and special as the lavender-fields in France for example :-)
     
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    Just a heads up, you can currently grab Pillars of Eternity : Definitive edition for free on the EPIC gamestore. It'll be available until 12/17/2020 so be sure to pick it up if you don't have it already.

    The Definitive Edition includes the base Pillars of Eternity game, the expansions The White March: I & II, as well as all bonus content from the Royal Edition.
     
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    Ah right, i did do a quick search on the forum but must've glanced over it or not have used the right search term.
    Still, it's a great game nonetheless & it can't hurt reminding people to pick it up before the offer is gone.

    We're about to have another wave of stricter COVID lockdown regulations over here so i'm planning on polishing off some of the backlog of unplayed games in my collection, there's been a ton of great giveaways this year. :grin:
     
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