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Five Things Tuesday

Planit

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1. When I was downeast this weekend, we saw the space station zoom over us on Saturday night. Always cool!
2. According to The Girl's laundry, even if you wear clothes for 5 minutes, they go in the hamper.
3. She does her own laundry.
4. I'll be in a 4-hour CIP work session today. I'll get to hear how bad of shape everything is in public works.
5. This will be followed by the standard Council meeting tonight where I get to present on a couple items.
 

Salmissra

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1) I have a meeting regarding Regional Building Codes today. Usually not as boring as it sounds, but . . .

2) My boss, who is on a nitpick/micromanagement/can't let go kick will also be there.

3) Hopefully all goes well this morning, or I might be drinking at lunch :beer:

4) Hubby is working from home 2 days a week from now until the remodel is done. Lucky.

5) Weather is schizophrenic. What meds should I prescribe? How do I ensure that the weather takes its meds?
 

Maister

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1) My old boss left last week
2) We're putting up Halloween decorations around the house this week.
3) Red beans and rice leftovers for dinner tonight
4) I've been experiencing the travel itch for the last couple months and have been unable to scratch
5) Things have been 25% less contentious with Junior lately (that's still 75% too much)
 

Planit

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1. Today is Game 1 of the World Series
2. Today is Mrs. P's birthday
3. There's not much on today's calendar at work
4. Tomorrow's calendar at work is jammed packed
5. The exterminator just came by & sprayed the office
 

Maister

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1. Just got one item on the November zoning board agenda. Kinda wish it was none.
2. Experiencing a moderate amount of anxiety this morning. Not sure why.
3. I find I'm allowing myself to think about retirement a bit these days. Didn't used to.
4. Virtually every room in our house needs new carpeting or flooring.
5. Probably going to have to replace the furnace too in the next year or two. Should I wait for it to fail first?
 

Bubba

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1. Rainy morning, but it seems to be tailing off...
2. ...which is good, because I want to grill tonight. Hopefully the sun will come out at some point and dry off the deck.
3. Our alpha house cat thinks that mornings when I work from home signal playtime for her in my office. It totally isn't a distraction...
4. Being off the road for a couple of weeks is nice.
5. It's taken me long enough to type out this list that the rain has restarted.

EDIT:

5. Probably going to have to replace the furnace too in the next year or two. Should I wait for it to fail first?
No, only because if you get out in front of it, you'll have more time to find the right furnace/right price/right company to install it.
 

Hawkeye66

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1.) Its cold now. Biking days will be hard to come by for a while.
2.) Software is supposed to make life easier, but often doesn't.
3.) I dont like Nutella, but I do like Hazelnut Coffee
4.) We have Senior Dining in our building 2X a week, and I pray they dont use garlic
5.) I have a lot of frustration with road contractors these days.
 

mendelman

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  1. Old roof goes bye-bye
  2. Getting a new roof
  3. Done in one day
  4. Messy yard
  5. Will walk house perimeter this afternoon looking for missed debris.
 

michaelskis

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1) Vehicle Troubles Suck
2) Sometimes I wish people would just hire contractors to take of things for them...
3) I am kind of looking forward to the Christmas Season this year.
4) I really need to get a good night's sleep tonight
5) Can it just be Friday today?


1) My old boss left last week
Say What? (JE or VG?) Who is in the corner office now?
 

Salmissra

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1) I should probably take my car in for new tires.

2) I'm hungry. I ate early because of a workshop, and now I will have to drive home thinking about how hungry I am.

3) What's for dinner? Fish? Chicken? Leftovers?

4) Rest of the week looks pretty good.

5) Still hungry.
 

Maister

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1. I'm not having much success sticking with the workouts at the Y routine
2. Flea & tick medicine for dogs is expensive
3. Bluegrass music is cool
4. I could go for some good quality coffee right now. As it is, the only thing in the office is Maxwell House
5. Been doing quite a bit of baking on the weekends
 

Planit

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1. Just returned from a college application & finance workshop The Girl's HS puts on for parents of juniors. Head is now spinning.
2. Wondering about a lot of future things for some time now.
3. Local elections are next week - please hurry and be done.
4. Our dog growled at the turkey vulture eating a squished squirrel in the street in front of the house.
5. We had a pumpkin carving party Sunday night resulting in some great jack-o-lanterns.
 

michaelskis

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1) Major Big HUGE project wrapping up at work with another on deck...
2) My oldest was watching Jeopardy this morning... he is 10.
3) The new ride has a "Sport" setting. It changes the shift points on the Transmission and a few other things.
4) The relationships that I built with private sector folks while I was working for other places in the region has really paid off here.
5) Too many carbs at lunch.... I need a nap.
 

Salmissra

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1) Not feeling well today. Woke up with a nasty headache and dizzy, so stayed home.

2) Still have the headache, but at least the dizzy stuff has passed.

3) Really cold and wet outside. Yuck.

4) Hoping for wet Halloween because I don't like trick or treaters.

5) Been watching a couple of the new shows this season. Might keep up with them.
 

Hawkeye66

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1) Dating is cold
2) I really want Iowa to beat Wisconsin Saturday, but have my doubts
3) Instead of a city stormwater management plan we are trying to do one for our watershed across jurisdictions. Should be interesting.
4) I never expected to become a soils expert
5) The senior dining people in our building use too much garlic
 

Planit

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1. Can't wait for the day to be over with this local election
2. Somewhere around 9:00, I'll open a beer and the elections results - I'll either say "crap" or "yippee"
3. Mid-week will be busy, but Friday looks calm (right now)
4. After waiting since June on a request to DOT, I received an email this morning from them asking to meet for further documentation
5. I want ice cream
 

Planit

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1. A week after the local elections and the dust is still settling.
2. Cold, wet, rainy today. It was much colder at lunch than when I walked into work this morning.
3. I was mistakenly offered a veterans discount at lunch today, which I graciously declined & told them I am not a veteran. They didn't charge me for my drink instead.
4. Glad to see all the Halloween candy is gone, well except for a Reeses PB Cup I'm 'saving'
5. I get 4 to 7 emails every day from Best Buy - that's ridiculous.
 

Salmissra

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1) Working on the annual update report for the Governor's office. Nothing like a looming deadline to get the creative juices flowing!

2) Haven't been sleeping well. I blame the bad weather: wind and rain.

3) Was gone for 3 days/2 nights last week. Upon my return to the house, the dog gave me an "oh so you're back" look. Little spoiled doggie . . . hubby is so wrapped around her paw.

4) I'm not ready for this cold weather.

5) Coffee sounds good right now . . .
 

Maister

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1. Oddly enough, I got like 7 hours of sleep last night. It was wonderful. If only I could have gotten one more hour of sleep I would be operating at full capacity
2. My belt buckle told me this morning to get back to the gym. I'm on the last belt hole and feel this needs to be a Stalingrad moment. Stop the advance. No new belt!
3. I finished writing the minutes this morning in less than a half hour
4. The brake light on the dash turned on for about 20 seconds this morning and then turned off. Hmmm what can that mean?
5. I decided not to get a cord of firewood this year. It was 13 degrees this morning and I'm already regretting that decision
 

Planit

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1. Last meeting with existing mayor & council tonight. Next time a couple newbies are sworn at in.
2. Need to start concentrating on the holidays, but some plans are up in the air.
3. I will be receiving a limited edition bourbon barrel aged stout (14%) tomorrow from a friend. I'm going to save that to drink on Christmas.
4. Mr. Blue Sky is today's earworm.
5. 20th wedding anniversary is tomorrow.
 

Maister

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1. Wonder how gtpeach is doing with the baby?
2. I heard ELO on a classic rock station at lunch
3. flags by definition are made of fabric or other flexible material
4. Lots of code enforcement cases to close today
5. I've never been scuba diving in Florida
 

Salmissra

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1) Just had a meeting about . . . our committee's lack of response to a request for comments. Evidently the issue is not as important as leadership thought. The only comments received were along the lines of "why are we even doing this" and "this is not important to our committee's management plan".

2) Had a good interview last week for an internship. Yeah!

3) Broke a fingernail back into the nail bed. I don't know how I did it, but man - it still hurts!:cry:

4) Nice weather yesterday and today. Wish it would stay . . .

5) Hubby has a rental car for a couple of days. It's nicer than his car! His car is only a couple of months old!
 

Planit

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1. Spoke to beach_bum this morning, they have 10" of fresh snow
2. Drove the truck this morning & dropped it off to get inspected - left my security badge and glasses in the car at home
3. Not really looking forward to T-giving with the in-laws this year
4. If you're going to robo-call me & I have some free time, I'm going to press 1 just to mess with you
5. I won 2 tickets to one of the community theatre performances this spring
 

Salmissra

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1) Not as quiet today as I had hoped.

2) Looking forward to a short day tomorrow. Several people will be out, so it should be quiet(er).

3) The people in charge of our AC system are reactive. It's been warm the last few days, so the AC is blasting. We're in more layers inside than outside. Temps drop tonight, so that means they'll turn on the heat Friday (building closed Thursday).

4) Going to see Knives Out this weekend.

5) There will be leftovers. I'm looking forward to not cooking on Friday!
 

Hawkeye66

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1) I am thankful for many things this year, but filling in financial reports is not one of them
2) Is it Wednesday yet?
3) 50 mph winds? Yay.
4) Why is erosion control so tough for some contractors?
5) Only one lawyer has threatened me today so far.
 

Planit

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1. Lunch was disappointing
2. The Girl has been loading up both Mrs. P & I with Christmas suggestions on our different iPads
3. After the possibility of mom being able to make it up for Christmas, that plan has now been put to bed - she's not coming
4. In a year and a half, I'll be paying college tuition
5. Council meeting tonight - Oh what fun!
 

Salmissra

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1) It's colder inside the building than outside. I have cold fingers and the tip of my nose is red.

2) Getting out for a meeting soon, so may warm up.

3) Office baby shower for coworker tomorrow. Brought the gift in today to hide it.

4) Feeling a bit let down after the holiday. I could be quite content with not working for the rest of the year.

5) Going to Vegas next week!
 

kms

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My holiday weekend was so relaxing that I forgot how to type.

Some days, I could live on sesame sticks. I love them.

It’s funny how my regulated community trusts me enough to tell me things about their clients’ wrong doings.

I keep an electric throw blanket at my desk for cold mornings.

It’s been so gloomy here that it feels like late afternoon all day.
 

Planit

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1. Just had a crappy, soggy sandwich for lunch
2. Hadn't been there for a while & won't be going back
3. Good group at our downtown merchants meeting this morning
4. Those weighted blankets intrigue me, but not enough to buy one
5. Grilled steaks last night for dinner during a break in the rain
 
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