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Re: Retirement Time

Post by The fingers » May 26 2018 2:07pm

I taught Oliver to wink at me. :wink:
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Re: Retirement Time

Post by The fingers » May 29 2018 7:51pm

Did a little light yard work today, while waiting for the trash pick up to cwtch up from the Memorial Day Holiday. :mrgreen:
They're scheduling me for 37 to 42 hours a week at work, way more than the 20-24 hours I was promised. Plus, their management style seems somewhat heavy-handed, at times to the point of being silly. It was never like that at my previous location, they must be getting pressure from higher ups that visited last week.
I might begin looking for something closer to home this summer, after 12 years with the company. I really don't need the money that much, to put up with this kind of badgering; most of their good employees tend to resent this type of treatment,
I only need a couple of more years for full Social Security retirement age to become effective. I like to work, just not for psychotic managers. :twisted:
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Re: Retirement Time

Post by The fingers » Jun 01 2018 1:58am

Mowed, edged and blew off the front yard today. Wanted to get it done before the hot weather hits this weekend. :evil:
Told my work to scale back my hours a little. Also need to plan for a vacation in the middle of August. Should have enough leave to cover it, need to use it up before I move to a different job somewhere else. :wink:
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Re: Retirement Time

Post by The fingers » Jun 04 2018 2:59am

Looks like Chomper flew the coop to who knows where. Might have gotten out where the neighbor's dog busted the fence, but they claim to not having seen him. They have a Great Dane that could have dispatched him, but they're acting stupid. Unless he shows up tomorrow with more favorable weather conditions looking for food, I'm thinking he's a goner. :cry:
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Re: Retirement Time

Post by edcastrovalley » Jun 06 2018 12:33pm

Any luck finding Chomper yet?

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Post by The fingers » Jun 06 2018 3:00pm

Russians are well known escape artists. He also might have waltzed out of the gate if the fence repair guy left it open. Had him for about ten years, we got him when a girl let him out at the curb and drove off one afternoon. I suppose we will never know. :(
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Re: Retirement Time

Post by The fingers » Jun 18 2018 7:50pm

Had to mow the lawn today before temps go back up into the 90s for the foreseeable future. :oops:
Got to get some ink for the printer and have my daughter make some Chomper fliers to pass out door to door in the neighborhood. Maybe someone on the block has him, and is waiting to hear from his owners. :?
Unless someone took him away in a vehicle, in which case he will be long gone. The local Tortoise Rescue doesn't have him, but we'll check again just to make sure someone didn't turn him in.. :wink:
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Re: Retirement Time

Post by The fingers » Jun 29 2018 2:31pm

Almost wish the lawn needed mowing today, with a high of only 84°f. Finding some great places to eat finally, mostly by word of mouth. We definitely live off of the beaten path. :)
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Re: Retirement Time

Post by The fingers » Jul 04 2018 6:44pm

http://abc7.com/50-acre-wildfire-burnin ... a/3706163/ :shock:
Burning about 25 miles Southeast of here, could see the smoke and aircraft coming home this afternoon.
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Re: Retirement Time

Post by The fingers » Jul 05 2018 5:57pm

Installed a swamp cooler in the family room today, then turned the AC off. Right now (4 hours later) it's 101°f outside. Only 76°f inside.
Normally with AC set to 73°f it would be 74°f inside. I can't really notice the difference in the Master Bedroom, although my daughter says it feels warmer in her room. Her corner of the house gets shade in the afternoon from the ash tree on the front lawn.
We will see how effective it is next week when the monsoon moisture arrives from the southeast, and when we get our future Edison bill. :mrgreen:
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Re: Retirement Time

Post by The fingers » Jul 07 2018 10:17am

Could see and smell the smoke from the Forest Falls Fire on the way to work this morning, about 50 miles away as the crow flies. Concerned more for my friend in Goleta, lives 3 miles down wind from the fire up there. :shock:
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Re: Retirement Time

Post by The fingers » Jul 12 2018 9:41pm

Got to mow the front lawn tomorrow in 95 degree heat, humidity around 37%. That is unless we get some rain. :roll:
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Re: Retirement Time

Post by The fingers » Jul 25 2018 9:21pm

Left for work around noon and saw a thunderstorm over the mountains, turned out to be a pyro-cumulus cloud from a wildfire near Mountain Center. Dubbed the Cranston Fire, it’s burned over 3,500 acres and an arson suspect is in costody. From the satellite view it appears to be two separate fires.
http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/goes/west/wfo/s ... p-vis.html
Temps over 100 aren’t helping but so far the smoke is missing us and the winds are light.
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Post by The fingers » Jul 26 2018 9:33pm

http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/goes/west/weus/h5-loop-vis.html
Smoke from the Cranston Fire reaching well into Arizona. Five homes destroyed, 4700 acres burned, 5% containment, twenty thousand people evacuated. :twisted:
Stayed indoors because of the smoke this morning. By afternoon the wind carried it in the other direction.
Suspect to be arraigned tomorrow. Reported driving along throwing highway flares out the window as he went. See something? Say aomething! That's what got him arrested when he arrived here in town. :twisted:
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Post by The fingers » Jul 27 2018 8:10pm

Now 11,500 acres burned, six thousand people remain evacuated. Fire is moving to the east so a bit less smoke here today. :D
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Post by The fingers » Jul 28 2018 9:44pm

New fire near Fallbrook downwind from us today causing smoke and ash and visibility down to 1/2 mile all the way to Winchester and beyond. So now we’re surrounded by wildfires, but not nearly as bad as the Carr Fire in Northern California. :twisted:
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Re: Retirement Time

Post by The fingers » Jul 29 2018 2:11am

Great photo of the closest fire, should win a Pulitzer Prize IMHO. :twisted:
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-m ... story.html

White spot is latest fire, dark areas are smoke.
http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/goes/west/wfo/s ... -ir2f.html
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Post by The fingers » Jul 29 2018 11:10pm

Cranston Fire 59% contained, much less smoke today and cooler aloft with sourhwest flow. :)
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Post by The fingers » Aug 05 2018 1:10am

Cranston Fire now 96% contained. Could smell it this evening from the east wind, but no smoke visible. :)
Dodgers lose big time to their rival Astros. :x
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Post by The fingers » Aug 06 2018 1:29am

https://fox5sandiego.com/2018/08/05/bru ... pendleton/

Could smell the smoke from this fire at work and until about halfway coming home. The base is mostly open space so not a lot of homes threatened.
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Post by The fingers » Aug 06 2018 6:34pm

Smoke from this fire visible all the way to work this afternoon. Prevailing wind from the southwest carrying the smoke away from our house.
https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/loca ... 89491.html :twisted:

Satellite view of the smoke here:
http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/goes/west/wfo/s ... p-vis.html
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Post by The fingers » Aug 08 2018 10:44am

Been too lazy to mow the lawn in the 108°f heat. :oops:
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Post by The fingers » Aug 08 2018 12:10pm

http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/goes/west/wfo/s ... p-vis.html
Black spot is the pre-dawn infrared heat signature of the Holy Fire, the smoke is still visible going northward away from my home. :twisted:
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Post by The fingers » Aug 08 2018 3:21pm

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Re: Retirement Time

Post by The fingers » Aug 09 2018 12:59am

Could see the flames from 15-20 miles away coming home from work tonight. Not since the Bel Air fire in 1961 have I seen so many flames over such a large area from so far away. :twisted:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bel_Air_Fire

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