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Five Things Friday

MD Planner

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1. Friday doesn't seem like such a big deal right now. I'm still at work during the week but it's not like you can go anywhere on the weekend.
2. Offer was accepted so I'm getting a lakefront lot to build on in a few years.
3. Going to do it right and take my time working with an architect who will translate what I want into design.
4. Really fortunate that our budget here is looking pretty decent for the rest of this FY and next year's proposed as well.
5. Things I never said in Maryland: "There's an alligator in the front yard". I can check that one off the list after this morning!
 

Big Owl

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WOOO HOOO! We're #1!
North Carolina had the highest percentage answering with Yes, with 47.7%. Following closely behind were Oregon (47.58%), Connecticut (47.41%), Colorado (46.93%), and Washington (46.3%).
We lead the country in the production of sweet potato and day drinking work from home workers.
 

kms

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1. Friday doesn't seem like such a big deal right now. I'm still at work during the week but it's not like you can go anywhere on the weekend.
2. Offer was accepted so I'm getting a lakefront lot to build on in a few years.
3. Going to do it right and take my time working with an architect who will translate what I want into design.
4. Really fortunate that our budget here is looking pretty decent for the rest of this FY and next year's proposed as well.
5. Things I never said in Maryland: "There's an alligator in the front yard". I can check that one off the list after this morning!
A sleeping porch might be nice. Congratulations.
 

Planit

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1. There is a petty downtown business owner that has consumed many, many hours to deal with their crap over the last few days
2. There's potential for (slow water) kayaking this weekend
3. It would be nice outside today if the wind wasn't blowing so hard
4. Heard one of my good friends passed away this week (aneurysm, not C19), we used to brew beer together many years ago
5. I'm (almost) stunned at the level of discord that is out there
 

Hawkeye66

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1.) One more week left in my current job, then the adventure begins
2.) I am going to watch the final Phantasm movie over the weekend
3.) Its wayyyy too cold for May, but I am determined to get in a good ride on Saturday
4.) I had a recruiter reach out to me for a position that looks interesting, but probably is a bad idea
5.) I don't think we will have college football this Fall and that will be real weird
 

Salmissra

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1) Windy and cool for the morning dog walk. Just a smidge too windy, as I nearly lost my hat twice.

2) Lots of small, petty things to do today. I'd rather take a nap.

3) About to listen to a webinar on native plants and ecosystem health. Could be good. Could be boring.

4) I think it's pork for dinner tonight. Baked potato? Mashed?

5) Part of me wants to rush out and partake of all the reopening of business madness. But my head is telling me to keep my mask on, head down, and stay home.
 

Planit

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1. Retail shopping opens up today at 5:00 with 50% capacity. Count me in on being part of the 50% that's not going to the store.
2. It's Friday. Paycheck in. Paycheck out.
3. It is eerily quiet in town today, has been since I left the house this morning.
4. A citizen called Planning to put in an order to replace his roll-out trash can. Is that considered "other duties as described"?
5. Next year's budget should best be described as "minimal"
 

Planit

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1. The refrigerator issue may be terminal and not what we initially thought
2. We ate dinner at 10:00pm last night due to #1
3. Suddenly there are 2 big projects coming through our office door
4. I feel like I'm in some sort of pseudo holding pattern for 5 or 6 things at the house/family oriented stuff
5. The Girl volunteered for a sizeable project for her school, one of her teachers told me yesterday how important (& good) her work is on it
 

kms

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1. The only good thing to come from covid is the bonus two months I spent with my youngest son.

2. My youngest son moves to the Akron area today, and I admit that I'm not handling this well. :(

3. My daughter expects a baby in December, so we're all looking forward to that! It's a cusp of quarantine baby.

4. We've got some summer like weather this weekend.

5. I should be riding my bike every day that the weather is decent so I can be ready for a longer ride in a few weeks.
 

Salmissra

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1) While the weekend is in sight, I'm still slogging through today. Meetings. Who schedules meetings on Friday afternoon!!!

2) Cooked a casserole last night that looked better than it tasted. It was edible.

3) No big plans this weekend. Got to make a shopping trip for dad, otherwise, I'm staying in.

4) All these people that seem to have the time to learn something new while in quarantine - I wish I could too. But I'm actually struggling to get my work done due to lack of focus and stress issues. No time to learn a new recipe that takes all day or to replant my entire front area.

5) Damn, I want a donut. My waistline says no.
 

michaelskis

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1) Since the day after St. Patrick's Day, I have shifted my health process substantially. I have not had anything with alcohol, have been doing 18/6 Intermittent Fasting, have maintained a Ketogenic Diet, and I have been doing basic daily workouts from home every day. I have also been using a c-pap when I am sleeping, having meditation and prayer every morning, and drinking well over a gallon of water a day. Since then, I have lost more than 16 pounds, increased muscle and decreased fat. I feel better than I have ever felt and I am thinking so much clearer than ever before. It is still odd cooking meals though, given the rest of the family is not doing keto, so often I have to adapt my portion to not include past, potatoes, or any other carbs.

2) Other family related things have been a bit of a train wreak recently, but we are putting in deliberate steps to see if things can get fixed.

3) When all this started, I put up a bunch of post-its with things than I wanted to do at work. It has been very stratifying crossing them out as they get completed. Some were easier than others.

4) I am looking forward to the weekend. It is going to be sunny and hot. We are setting up a little pool in our back yard for the kids to splash in.

5) The neighborhood that I live in a fully planned Newland community. For the first several years there was only a coffee shop/ sandwich shop/ pub in the community center. Then last year a gas station with convince store and hot-food counter opened up. Well, right now there is a ton of construction going on which will include a Publix, a bunch of retail and restaurants, and an apartment complex. It is fun to see the progress and reality that the grocery store, retail, and restaurants will be walking distance from my house. On top of that, the neighborhood already feels like a resort with all the walking trails, ponds, pocket parks, and more.
 

Bubba

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1) Since the day after St. Patrick's Day, I have shifted my health process substantially. I have not had anything with alcohol, have been doing 18/6 Intermittent Fasting, have maintained a Ketogenic Diet, and I have been doing basic daily workouts from home every day. I have also been using a c-pap when I am sleeping, having meditation and prayer every morning, and drinking well over a gallon of water a day. Since then, I have lost more than 16 pounds, increased muscle and decreased fat. I feel better than I have ever felt and I am thinking so much clearer than ever before. It is still odd cooking meals though, given the rest of the family is not doing keto, so often I have to adapt my portion to not include past, potatoes, or any other carbs.
Are you hanging out with Hans and Franz?

 

Planit

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1. Restaurants open today at 5:00 pm at 50% capacity - I'm going to be one of the 50% not there
2. There are an abundance of bunnies in the 'hood this Spring
3. No real plans for the holiday weekend but need to figure out something - I don't want to do yard work
4. EPA did not fund our brownfields assessment grant application (again)
5. We HAD a long weekend trip planned for late June - just got cancelled & that makes 3 (I know, first world problems)
 

JNA

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1 - friday before 3 day weekend
2 - pay day
3 - had my coffee
4 - it is a nice morning
5 - feeling more confident about going back into the office with all the personal safety procedures that they say are in place.
 

Gedunker

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1. Someone turned off my laptop so I couldn't WFH. I was planning to come in today anyway, but not this early.
2. Stopped at McD's to get a bacon, egg, and cheese biscuit. Found a bacon, egg, and cheese McGriddle instead. Bleh and such a letdown.
3. Have to advise a permit holder that she cannot begin construction until she vacates an easement or moves the structure out of the easement. She ain't gonna be happy to hear it.
4. Absolutely have to mow the lawn after work today. Too many chances for rain over the next week to risk waiting.
5. Probably work on the triple track storm window rehab and screen upgrade in the garage this weekend.
Bonus: Still haven't gotten my stimulus check. (No, I haven't given the government my bank routing, just on general principle.)
 

Salmissra

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1) As of about a minute ago, I'm on vacation.

2) Had a really good discussion with an employee today on a project and approach. I think we're all headed in the same direction.

3) Found a sticky note with a to-do list that I evidently misplaced. I've only done 2 things on the list. Oops. But no one has said anything (yet).

4) Holiday weekend = Hubby playing some Quarantine Golf with some buddies. He likes it - fewer people out, tee times spaced further apart, don't have to share things.

5) Not sure what I will do while he's playing golf. Maybe sleep in . . .
 

dandy_warhol

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1. Hubby and I discussed taking up golf.

2. Our neighborhood curb surfers are pretty good. We got rid of a rain barrel, kid's water table, some bird feeders, and a patio umbrella and stand.

3. 3 beautiful weather days (70s and sunny) in a row. I am grateful!

4. I am trying to figure out a way to salvage our beach vacation for mid-August.

5. As much as my town depresses me, we do have some nice amenities and access to nature.
 

kms

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I took golf lessons but didn't like playing golf so I switched to horseback riding lessons. This was a long time ago.

I've moved from being a periodic empty nester to a full-fledged empty nester.

More businesses in my town reopened.

My work at home now includes writing educational pieces. It takes me back to a job I held long ago.

Three-day weekend doesn't hold the same meaning for me right now, but I'll still enjoy it.
 

The Terminator

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1. The apartment upstairs has a new roommate, who is covid negative! :)

2. I have been suffering from plantar warts for several years. Since I never did any activities à pieds nus before I started JiuJitsu last fall, I had never bothered to treat them since they are not painful. With the extra time at home, Ive been stepping up my anti-wart game using a combination of DIY Dry Needling, pumice stone and prescription strength salicylic acid. This way, when Sports are allowed agin, whenever that may be, I won't have to tape up my heels evetytime I go to train.

3. Ive finally begun to lose the 20 Quarantine Pounds I gained since March. Thank you Vyvanse and bicycle weather!!

4. My Daily Driver (1999 5 speed Camry, 4cyl bulletproof appliance) needs two new shocks in the rear and will need rear pads and rotors in about a month. I have all the parts, hoping my mechanic can open up soon, garages are allowed to open in Quebec since april, but the one I go to is in a collective building thats shuttered 7until "whenever" :/

5. I miss having a Volvo. Ideally my work picks up again after the virus calms and I can afford another 240 by my 30th (4/15/21).
 

Planit

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I need to buy Ms. P a new crock pot. I broke the old one.

It was good to see a few faces I hadn't seen in a while last night at an event. I left early because it was getting crowded.

One step closer on a project for downtown was approved Wednesday night. Several more steps to go however.

There's a small project at home I hope to complete this weekend. Unfortunately it will require a trip to home improvement store.

Mrs. P has been driving around with an expired tag for a month. I asked if she'd gotten her new sticker yet & she had. It was sitting in the glove box, just never put on.
 

Salmissra

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1) I have to have my car inspected before I can get my new sticker. I plan on doing that this weekend.

2) Nice short week - work not too much of a thing, but the weather hasn't been as great every day.

3) I still want some ice cream.

4) Don't have to go back to the office yet. Staying with the "work from home is a priority" approach at least through June.

5) I'm jealous of the dog and her napping during the day. I want a nap too . . .
 

mendelman

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  • It's raining here.
  • Short weeks are nice.
  • My sister is visiting...from unnamed lands.
  • Minor celebration this weekend for my sis's 49th b-day.
  • I got a haircut from a barber today. Tipped $5 for a $17 haircut.
 

MD Planner

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  • Very happy that I HAVE been able to keep coming to work every day. Don't think I'd be as productive at home.
  • Been very productive on the home improvement front lately. Hope to keep it up this weekend.
  • From the stories I've been hearing I definitely left my last employer at the right time.
  • Going to try to spend a few hours at the beach. This farmer's tan needs to go.
  • Still can't go in the library but they are now offering curbside service. Yay!
 

Planit

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1. Protests around this area have been peaceful - police on high alert though
2. The weekend project from last week was not completed due to finding additional work that needed to be done in the area - this will involve another run to the home improvement store
3. I like craft beer
4. The Girl & a friend 'rescued' a kitten from a parking lot - neither can keep it so they're working on 2 other friends to take it
5. No one around here knows our TDD#
 

Salmissra

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1) It's hot here now. Upper 90s this weekend with triple-digit heat index.

2) My turn to go to the grocery store this weekend. WIll check the paper aisle, as my dad needs some things.

3) Ordered new curtains/drapes for the master. More light-blocking and temperature control (energy efficiency) with a color other than black or dark shades.

4) Going for a walk at a different park this weekend. New scenery!

5) I am jealous of my :dog:dog. Multiple naps throughout the day, lots of treats, and gourmet meals (she's picky).
 
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