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10/29/14 8:55 P

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3 and 4 are my numbers for right now...

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10/29/14 12:25 P

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It's JOKE day!!!


13 Things PMS Stands For



1.Pass My Shotgun


2.Psychotic Mood Shift


3.Perpetual Munching Spree


4.Puffy Mid-Section


5.People Make me Sick


6.Provide Me with Sweets


7.Pardon My Sobbing


8.Pimples May Surface


9.Pass My Sweatpants


10.Pissy Mood Syndrome


11.Plainly; Men Suck (not you guys of course)


12.Pack My Stuff

13.Potential Murder Suspect



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10/29/14 12:22 P

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Hi Dennis, so happy you are doing well. I know it must be hard to get back to where you were before the accident but you made great progress and it must be such a relief to do what you do even though you want to push yourself harder. It's your competitive nature and you should not be so hard on yourself. Just go slow like you are doing and let time work it's magic.
I am back to some form of exercise again. We finally got my gym equipment set up after 15 months of living in our home. Now I am working on trying to get a routine going again. There is so much more work with a house than a condo. The one good thing is that we are taking really long walks on the weekend and that helps. I don't know if I can manage to run again since I hurt my knee but I'll take it slowly too.

Luckily the snow has not started falling yet. I think we may see some light flakes on Saturday. UGH!!! Yeah I would love to live in a nice climate like you have. It would be fun, I know you would push me off my butt when I get lazy?

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10/29/14 2:05 A

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Hi Michelar, thanks for asking, the good news is I'm back in the gym and getting stronger. I'm also back in the pool, and getting faster, doing sprints that is. The bad news is I have scare tissue on my lungs so I don't know if I will ever get my full lung capacity back. So right now I can only swim one length, 25 meters, then rest for 1 min. and then swim back and rest another min. I need the rest time to get my breath back. My neck is stiff also, this came on me while I was in the hospital, well after the accident. The bad thing about my neck is, I can't look forward vary far when I'm on my bike. I went to a physical therapist, a chiropractor, a acupuncture, and now I getting deep tissue massages, which are very painful, but I'm finally seeing some improvement. But everything else is going great.
If you hate the snow so much you should move out here, I'd love to have you out here.

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TGIF emoticon

Hey Dennis, good to see you! How are you doing? All healed I hope!


Enjoy the weekend everyone!

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Hi Tina, sorry to hear about your Hernia, they're no fun, I know, I've had 2. One in my early 20's and one on the other side in my early 30's. They both healed up good after they operated.

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10/22/14 1:19 P

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Really sorry to hear that Tina. Try to do some exercise that does not involve heavy lifting. Best to check with your doctor first on what you can do not to make it worse.

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10/20/14 6:38 P

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I have no clue how I got the hernia, but I don't like it one bit! I am hesitant to exercise because I don't want it to get worse. But, now my weight is creeping up even more...eek!

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10/20/14 1:56 P

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Ugh! Oh no Tina. That's crazy! Almost as bad as our health system.
How do you think you got that?

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I found out this past week that I have a hernia. Ugh. And I can't get in to see a surgeon for a consult until December! Darned VA system!

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10/17/14 1:43 P

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TGIF!!! Have a great weekend everyone! emoticon emoticon

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10/16/14 1:24 P

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Oh no Tina, what a let down that must of been but it sounds like you all had a great time.
And I hope they compensated somehow.



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Todd's siblings and their spouses all got together at a campground up in Door County. We all rented deluxe cabins (with small kitchenettes and bathrooms in them). Well, when we got there, everyone got one but me and Todd...they told us our cabin was not fit to rent, so gave us a rustic cabin (with only a bed and small table with chairs). That made me very upset. We had to walk quite a ways to go to the bathroom and take showers. The owners told someone else in our party that we got that cabin because they had sold the one we were supposed to be in...hmmm, different story.... So, Todd and I walked over to the cabin we were supposed to originally have, and there were people staying in it! Todd knocked on the door and talked to them. They were musicians that played occasionally for the owners, they did not buy the cabin, but were allowed to stay there. That REALLY made me mad, but Todd wouldn't let me go talk to the owners about it. So, I'm going to write a letter stating my displeasure. Other than that, we had decent weather, sat by the campfire, everyone played cards (except me, I read a book), and ate way too much, since we had to eat out. AND, I woke Todd every night in the middle of the night to walk me to the bathroom since it was so far and dark, and we didn't have a flashlight, because we thought we would have a bathroom in our cabin!

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Hope you had a great family reunion Tina. Was it your side or Todd's?

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10/15/14 11:32 A

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JOKE WEDNESDAY!

A mother in law said to her son's wife when their baby was born, "I don't mean to be rude but he doesn't look anything like my son."

The daughter-in-law lifts up her skirt and says "I don't mean to be rude either, but does this look like a photo copy machine to you."




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10/10/14 1:38 P

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Family reunion this weekend. Hope everyone has a great weekend!
Happy Thanksgiving, Michela! Hope you enjoy!

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TGIF Divers!

It's a long Thanksgiving weekend here so looking for to the extra day off.
Hope all is well with everyone and have a great weekend! emoticon

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10/8/14 12:22 P

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It's JOKE day!!!


An old Italian woman is riding the elevator in a very lavish New York City Office Building. A young and beautiful woman gets into the elevator and smelling like expensive perfume turns to the old Italian woman and says arrogantly, "Giorgio Beverly Hills, $100 an ounce!"

The next young and beautiful woman gets on the elevator and also very arrogantly turns to the old Italian woman and says, "Chanel No. 5, $150 an ounce!"

About three floors later, the old Italian woman has reached her destination and is about to get off the elevator. Before she leaves, looks both beautiful women in the eye, she bends over, and passes gas...
"Broccoli - 49 cents a pound."

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No probs Tina! Was not thinking it was October already! Time is sure flying by quickly!
Good to hear Sandy loved Coz! Palancar gardens is a fav of mine too, but they are all great. I have to say my least favorite is Santa Rosa wall. I don't get why some love that dive so much. Yeah it would be great of we are both there at the same time one day!

We always stay at the Occidental Grand. It is an all inclusive and about a $20 taxi ride to town so that is a bummer but it has the nicest beach and is a hop and skip from most dive spots so its a short boat ride out. We keep saying we will try something new one day but keep going back there. It just feels like home away from home.
We tried a couple of different dive ops at first and they would pick us up at the hotel pier. We hated that it took most of the day to do 2 dives so one year opted to try Dive Palancar on site. They restrict dive time to 40 mins so that is a downside but they are very reasonably priced with a 10 dive package. It's okay at the end of the day cause we know them and have a great time diving with them. Only thing is they are no longer there. Pro Dive took over there and we do not know what to do for our winter holiday. Dive Palancar is now out of the Sabor and they would pick us up at the Grand pier if we choose to dive with them. We will have to decide so we can book as Christmas time is very busy.

Hope everyone has a great Friday and weekend!


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10/2/14 1:08 P

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Michela, thanks for posting the October challenge! You are a sweetie!
Yes, Sandy LOVED Cozumel! She had never been there before and was amazed at the clarity of the water (even though it was a bit hazy from all the rain) and the large size of the fish! She also loved the swim-thrus and I think her favorite dive was Palancar gardens. She did that one twice. I didn't make that one, either time! Bummer!

I'm hoping some day she and I will be there the same time as you and T are there. It would be wonderful to finally meet you. Also, I know I've asked you this in the past, but, where do you usually stay? Is it all inclusive? What outfit do you dive with?

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Tina, I will get the challenge posted right after this.
Happy you got do to some diving. I know it has to be hard to be in diving heaven and not get in as many as you wanted.Did your friend enjoy Coz?


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10/1/14 3:42 P

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Michela, I was able to do six of the 15 dives we had in our package for the week. I'm glad I was able to do some, but wish I could have done them all! It rained every day we were there, but only for a little while each day. I got lots of reading done (read five books) while I was there. Also gained weight since I wasn't diving, I ate instead!
Could you please set up the challenge for October? I haven't gotten around to it and don't know when I would. Thanks.

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Hello divers!

Was gonna post a joke and realized I did not have one! Ooops!

Tina hope you made it back home safe and sound. How was the rest of your trip?

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Ron, Tina, thanks for your input on the wetsuit.
I think I will be buying a 5 ml. Figure if I am cold on a second dive in a 3 ml when the water is high 80's in July I am gonna freeze when it is 10 degrees less.
I also wear my boots but do not have a beanie, so am going to pick one of those up too.

So happy you got to do the dive Tina! I love those shallow 40-60ft dives do much more than the deeper ones.

Ron, your pics are great as usual!



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Michela, the temps right now are in the low to mid 80's in the water, but when I was there years ago in January it was the high 70's and a 5 mil would have been great. As Ron suggested, boots and a beanie would be a real good idea. I use them.

Today I did try a shallow dive (only to 40 feet) but don't think I can do the regular dives they have been doing during the morning dives. I was having quite a time clearing my right ear. I almost gave up, but then it finally did clear. I was pretty nervous that something would go wrong, but made the best of the 50 minute dive. I saw lots of lobsters, huge crabs, and all kinds of fish. My favorite are the file fish. I also saw a very large barracuda and a large Blue Parrotfish. It was a nice dive, and the current wasn't too awful bad, either.


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Mich, I've only done 3 trips to Coz, all in the winter but I don't know of anyone who dives with more than a full suit @ 3 mil. My last 2 trips I've been comfortable in a shorty 2/3 mil and those were both in January with water temps around 80 ish. I also dive with full wet suit boots and a light 3 mil beanie style cap. Your 3 may be fine if you add boots and maybe a hood or perhaps a hood / vest combo?

Cheer's!

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Wow Tina that is a bummer and sending positive vibes that you will be able to get a few dives in this trip. You can shop while you friend is diving can't you? At least you are in town and get out of the hotel and roam about.

Dennis, WTG on joining the Olympics! You ROCK!

Kinch, good info to know about the cream.

Ron, well I knew you were going somewhere! So cool you get to go to Bonaire. Was hoping to get there for our trip this winter since its hard to get to from here in summer but the downfall was the cost of going away at Christmas time. Coz will be expensive enough with the diving but more doable.

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This will be my first dive trip south in winter. Do you think I should get a 5ml wetsuit. I get cold with my 3 ml in July on my second dive so thinking I should. I already have a 7ml and was thinking of maybe saving money and just bring that one. Would it be too much?
It would be perfect if we get to do the cenotes again.
Most everyone I know here says they bring a 5ml for winter diving in Coz.


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Hi Tina, that's a bummer having a cold in Cozumel. Just a suggestion, can you go snorkeling. The water may help you clear your sinuses, and if you find a good spot you may really enjoy it, and it's a lot better than sitting in your Hotel room.

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Just wanted to let everybody know, I entered the Oldlympics, It's for us old people 50 and older. I'm swimming in 3 races tomorrow, Monday morning. I've been swimming for about 1 month. My lungs got hurt more than I knew in the accident, and I can only swim about 50 meters hard, and then I am totally out of breath. I'm only swimming in 3 races, all 25 yard, the freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke. I am lot slower than I was last year when I won 5 gold's and 2 silvers. I figured I'd let everybody get back at me this year. Next year I will age up to 70, and if I can get healed up, hopefully I can take 7 gold's.

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Hey all, I have an opportunity to get on the internet while here in Cozumel. Haven't been able to dive yet because I have sinus issues (a cold) and can't clear yet. I'm hoping I can get a few dives in before I leave on Saturday! My friend will be diving tomorrow without me. Boo hoo! I hope she has a good dive. I know she's not happy about diving without me because she will have to dive with someone she doesn't know, and we have been diving together for a few years now and know each other pretty well. I'm hoping things get better with my cold so I can go. I don't like laying around all day with nothing to do. She's not a shopper, so won't go into town with me to do that. Oh well.

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Sooooo, here's what I learned today. Hydrocortisone cream can increase your glucose levels.

Yep. People, medicine is a *crazy* thing! You think you're doing something good and it turns out you're not. I'm trying to get rid of itchy skin and watching my numbers go from below 100 between 105-118. The ONLY thing that I could think of that I was doing differently was applying the cream every morning. But that was only Friday and I had been applying it for about a week. Yesterday when I took it, it was 101.

Anyway, a word of warning: check every medication for side effects, even the usual ones.

In other news: Ron, when in 2016 are you planning to go to Coz. This might be an opportunity.

To make this work for the long term

LET IT TAKE TIME
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Thanks Kinch, I appreciate your thoughts and its great to see you back - we’ve missed you! Congrats on your job success too!

Lucky for you Tina, sounds like fun. We expect to see lots of pics!

Mich, two weeks in Coz? That would be great! I don’t have a Coz trip till 2016 but have fun stuff this fall and winter. In November our group is going first to Disney land for a few days and then to DEMA (Dive Equipment Manufactures Association) in Las Vegas. In January, probably about a week after you get home, we’ll be going to Bonaire for a week. Looking waaaay ahead to 2017, we’re planning on going to Australia for 2 weeks. We’re thinking of a week of diving and a week of site seeing. It’s a “bucket list” trip for all of us!

Last dive trip I made was Labor Day weekend and here’s a link to a few of the pictures I took. BTW, the last picture in the series shows a new tradition which we have an after dive shot. Note the cute little “solo” shot glasses.
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Hope your all having a great week!

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Edited by: TIMBREGUITARS at: 9/17/2014 (19:52)
Cheer's!

Ron

Feel free to check out some of my dive pics
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Cozumel 2012 - A short movie with slides and video's.
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What if...The Hokey Pokey...is...what it's really all about?


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Hey there Kinch! Great to see you doll and sounds like things are going your way! emoticon Looking forward to hearing more about what's been going on.
How about a Caribbean cruise for the big anniversary. I never been but you get to visit at least 3 islands in one trip. I think you have already done a cruise awhile back if I remember so not sure if you are game for another one. Good thing is you have some time to plan it out.

Tina have a fab time in Coz, you lucky girl! Oh BTW did I mention that we booked our 2 week trip to Coz over Christmas and New Year! emoticon
Can't wait! First vacay in the winter not counting the Florida 4 day trip a couple of years back for T's nieces' wedding.

Ron, don't you have a Coz trip coming up?

Have a great day divers!

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Yay, Kinch!!!!! You go, girl!

I am heading to Cozumel with my friend Sandy on Friday for a week. Woo hoo! She has never been there, and I haven't been there in a long time. We are staying at Hotel Cozumel and diving with Dive Adventures.

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Ron, so sorry to hear about your dad. My prayers for you and your family.

And I think I read you also had an anniversary? Love to you and your beloved on that.

Yes there has been plenty of dancing and plenty of canasta, too, now that the daughter is working full time HOURS for a short-term job. More details soon.

Meantime, you may recall I was "re-organized" from my job; but those of you who know me know that I don't like things like that and I'm back haunting the Univ. again and I'm now in a position to retire on MY terms now. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!


To make this work for the long term

LET IT TAKE TIME
ONE DAY AT A TIME
ASK FOR HELP WHEN NEEDED
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Kinch, we have missed you so much! I hope all is going well. Have you been in any plays lately? I miss reading about what's going on in your life!

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So it hasn't been TOOO long since someone was here... just since *I* was here.

Oh, dear friends, if I were to tell you ALL the things that have happened since I last wrote, you would certainly fall fast asleep before reaching the end. Also, my fingers would probably lock.

So, all will be spared the details and I'll basically say that the family and I are doing ok, with the normal ups and downs of life playing out.

Hope to catch up on what others have been doing and the DH and I are still looking for the perfect place to go for our 25th wedding anniversary in 2016.

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I could use some prayers to help me through all this stress with my friend!
Thanks!

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Omg Tina that is awful. What loser does such a crappy thing and especially with someone in her condition.? Such A low life. She is fortunate to have you to help her doll. You are the best!

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Geez, when it rains, it pours! The friend I told you about that had breast cancer and pre-cervical cancer has had more happen. Her boyfriend of 2 1/2 years beat her up recently. She came to my house right afterwards, so we ended up calling the police, and he was arrested for domestic violence. So, I've been with her every day since then (a week ago Sunday, because we are worried he will do something). She also has a big surgery coming up that I will be taking her to and staying with her for at least 24 hours afterwards. I'm starting to feel a little stressed out. She has two sisters and several brothers, but they are all "too busy with their jobs and kids" to help out.

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TGIF everyone! emoticon

Ron, Happy Anniversary and so cool that you both had such a great time.
We may go for a dive again on Sunday! T wants to practice on his DPV. Men and their toys! emoticon

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Thank you Mich, it's appreciated.

Mary and I just got back from a vacation/road trip and had a blast. We started the trip last Friday going up to the Puget Sound where we met friends and stayed the holiday weekend in a house we rented. From there, Mary and I continued North staying in Port Angeles for our anniversary and exploring Northern Washington. I'll try to post some pictures later.

The pre-anniversary part of the trip included four great dives of which I'll try to post pictures of that as well.

Hope your all having a great week - Mary and I are off until next week! :)

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OMG, I did not get any notification of anyone posting here.

Ron, I am so very sorry about your dad. A few of us have been there and know how difficult it is losing a loved one no matter what the circumstances. It is a bit of a comfort knowing that their pain is over even though it seems ours just begins as we learn to deal with the loss.
Big hugs to you and my thoughts are with you and your family.

We went to Brockville for the weekend and got 3 dives in. T bought a DPV this weekend, a second hand one and we had a good time trying it out. Was great getting towed to the wreck we get to from shore. Other than that not too much new, but sad summer is winding down and dreading the winter.



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Ron, please accept my most sincere condolences on the passing of your father. I know it's difficult, even when you know it is happening. My father was sick for about a year or more with prostate cancer, COPD, diabetes, and at the end, his cancer spread and he went down hill very quickly. He died a few days before Christmas this past year. I miss him but know he's in a better place without pain and discomfort. Again, my condolences.

We've been pretty busy around here with lots of volunteer stuff, square dancing, and I've been spending lots of time with one of my friends as she goes through a few health issues. She had breast cancer a few years ago, had her breasts removed, and is still having problems with the reconstruction. And now, she found out she may have cervical cancer, too. I'm trying to be as good of a moral support as I can...I don't know what else I can do for her. She's keeping a pretty good attitude, though.

Can't wait to hear about your latest dive excursion, Ron!

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Hey gang, how are things?

It’s been a busy and rough past few weeks for my family and me. My father, who’s been in a memory care facility for about a year, had a stroke nearly 3 weeks ago. He passed away two weeks ago today. While we’re all going to miss him terribly, his quality of life was so poor it’s probably for the best. Even then, it’s still very hard you know?

The day before he passed, he was out of the hospital, back in the care home and under hospice care. I was watching him lying there in a coma struggling for each breath and I actually felt a surge of happiness for him because I realized his discomfort was almost over. Twenty-four hours later his broken body was at rest and his spirit was free. Very sad, yet somewhat sweet as well.

Anyway, how have all of you been? I haven't had much of an opportunity to do much more than scan over the posts you've made but it sounds like you're all enjoying the summer. That’s good! I did just recently get back from a dive trip that ended up in a thumbed dive but I’ll save that story for another time.

Hope you have a great weekend! Happy Friday!!!

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Michela, I know! Prices just keep going up like crazy. And, airlines are changing flights, so now if I want to go to Cozumel or Bonaire, we end up having to stay overnight in Houston! That's rediculous...having to pay an extra night of hotel, AND having to take an extra day of vacation to do it so we have the whole week at our destination (since we're paying for it!). I'm getting to the point where it's hard to justify going anymore!

Well, I have to go. We're leaving in a little while to go to our square dance convention!

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Hi Tina, awesome checking around for a retirement destination. Anyplace without snow would be great!
So nice you going to Coz and I do hope your sinus will be ok and pray that you will be able to continue diving for a long time.

We are starting to entertain the idea of going south for our 2 wk Christmas break. First time we are able to do this. Mainly because without our parents both T & I don't have any reason want to stay here over the holidays. I thought we can finally get to some other dive destination since these places are more available from here in winter than summer BUT HOLY $HITBALLS, talk about expensive and places are already booked solid, so our options are not looking so good. We were thinking 1st choice Bonaire, 2nd Roatan or even Grand Caymen but even for one week stay it is just too much $$$ at this time of year and availabily dates doesn't jive with all our days off.. So now we are back to thinking Coz. Still more in winter than we are used to paying when we go in July but not nearly what the other 2 places would cost. Still gotta check on availability though so keeping fingers crossed!
It is a bummer that it is impossible for us to take advantage of off season deals.

Hope everyone has a great weekend! It s birthday weekend for me! YIKES! I am getting on in years!



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Hi Michela! Yes, it's been very quiet in here, but, maybe everyone's on vacation or something!
We just got back from doing a long weekend in Reno, NV. The temps were high, but didn't feel near as hot as it was at home, since there was no humidity like in Wisconsin. I couldn't believe how my sinuses cleared up and my arthritis didn't bother me while we were there. Guess that dry heat is good for me! We had fun looking around at some houses (to see what costs what out there) and just driving around. It's a nice little area, with LOTS of stuff to do if you like the outdoors. I just don't know if I could handle having everything be brown all the time. No gardens and flowers like here in Wisconsin. And I don't know that my bonsais would like how dry and hot it is, either. I water them twice a day on hot days here, I can't imagine what it would be like there! We aren't planning to move, we were just checking out what it was like for maybe a retirement thing. Last year we went to Bellingham, WA, but it was way too damp and gloomy there for me!

I'm going to Cozumel in September with my girlfriend from Milwaukee. She's never been there, so we're going for a week. We're staying at Hotel Cozumel and diving with their dive outfit, Dive Paradise (I think that's their name). I'm looking forward to it, but worried about my sinuses acting up. They haven't been the same since the incident in Bonaire last year. I'm hoping my scuba diving days aren't coming to an end!

I hope everyone is having a great summer! I'm looking forward to reading all your adventures!


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Hi everyone! OMG can't believe not a soul here for so long!

Hope you are all doing well.

I was on vacation the last 2 weeks. It was a bummer not being in Coz but we did some camping the 1st week which was loads of fun and then we went to Brockville to dive a couple of days last week which was ok, since weather was so-so. We got lots of rain on and off and thunder storms.

I had a free flow situation with one of my regs which depleted a good chunk of air in no time and we had apx a 20 min dive to get back to shore.
I had a stage so I was ok, and if worse came to worse T has doubles so he had plenty and was carrying a stage bottle that he could have passed on to me if needed.
I made it back on my air with maybe a few breaths left.

Our last weekend we decided to stay home and enjoy the good weather and the pool.
Put on some Latino music, made frozen margarita's, pina colada's and mojito's throughout the weekend and almost felt like I was away.

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Hello everyone!

Well the dive went ok, I guess it's like riding a bicycle! Did a 67 min shore dive. Water temps are still only 64 but I was just fine with the drysuit.
We are on vaca starting Saturday. Planning a big family party at home Sunday. First time entertaining at new house. If all nephews and nieces with BF's and GF's make it we should be 19 people total. Hope the water will be nice cause planning an outdoor event and will be catering the food. Looking forward to living it up some.
Then I think we may go camping for a couple of days on the first week and diving a couple of days the 2nd week. Going to play it by ear and go with the flow.

Tina a treasure hunt does sound like fun. Any idea what the treasure is?

Too bad about the Iris. Not sure what the rabbits won't eat. We have a squirrel overpopulation on our area. Those creatures are everywhere. And then there is my little Abby that trampled all over a lily bed that was growing on the side of the backyard.I only managed to see one bloom from the whole lot. The girl things it's her doggie bed or something. So I think I will pull those out when they come up next spring and replant somewhere else.She won't be happy and she better not search them out. Makes me apprehensive about making a flower garden in the back.

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Yay, Michela! I haven't been diving at all this summer. So sad :( But, I will be going the 2nd of August for a treasure dive. That will be fun!

I had a sad, busy day today. I had to dig up all of my irises because they all were infested with iris borer. There was no saving them, so I had to dig up all 14 plants throughout my garden and throw them away. I will have to replace them, as the garden looks very sad without them! I think I will pick something else...hopefully something that rabbits will leave alone...any ideas? Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

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TGIF everyone and hope you all have a great weekend!

Guess what? Finally getting my fins in the water tomorrow. It's been so long, I have to try and remember everything! YIKES!

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It's JOKE DAY!

A young boy was looking through the family album and asked his mother, "Who's this guy on the beach with you with all the muscles and curly hair?"
"That's your father."
"Then who's that old bald-headed fat man who lives with us now?"

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Aw thanks Dennis, I really missed being here too. That is great progress you are making. I know you will be back in tip top shape in no time cause you are determined!



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I'm doing a lot better, I'm only the the wheel chair and walker when I will be on my feet for too long of a time. I'm still not solid on my feet but I'm getting there. I have till July 10th and then hopefully I'll get rid of my pick line, which I can't get wet, and finally get back in the pool where I can do some real therapy.
I made it to the gym a couple of times, and worked out on almost all the machines there, but with very light weights. I hope I don't get too sore. If I can keep it up I should get all my muscles back pretty soon, I just don't want to get any fat back. My ride to the gym went on vacation for a week, can't wait till he gets back, I really need the workouts.
I'm amazed at how many people were worried and praying for me. I guess more people knew me than I thought.
Michelar, glad to see you're getting free time, we've sure missed you here.

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Hey Ron, good to what the diving is good
That there is more to look forward to

Nothin former yet,maybe on our vaca we will do some dives I the st Lawrence river. It will be warm neighing for my 7 ml wetsuit. Been awhile since I got into that one!

It was a scorcher here today,felt hotter than any July day I experienced in Cozand it does get hot there in July.

Happy bubbles buddy!

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Hey ya'll!

Just popping in to say hi to everyone. Weathers' good for everyone? Today the forecast for the North Oregon coast is actually warmer than Cozumel! Amazing!

Had a couple good dives last weekend - it was nice getting back in the water after a couple months off. In a couple weeks we're diving the Diamond Knot and a bunch of new site's on the North Puget Sound, looking forward to that!

Hope your all doing well!
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No problem doll! I know how that goes! Challenge is now posted!

Hope everyone had a great weekend and enjoy the July 4th holiday everyone!

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Hi Michela! Would you mind making up the July challenge? I'm so gosh darned busy...I just got back from a week in Phoenix for a convention, and am heading out for an evening meeting...I have lots to do and not enough hours in the day!
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Hello divers!!

Mighty quiet here, I hope you are all out enjoying the weather! It should be a hot one here this weekend! Yeah!! I might get in my pool for the very first time since moving in.

It's a long Canada Day emoticon weekend for us and I know you have the big 4th of July holiday coming up! emoticon

Have fun doing whatever you decide to do! emoticon

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Happy Monday everyone!

We have a day off tomorrow for our Fete national holiday! Bummer it falling on a Tuesday but good thing is we have next Monday off for our Canada Day holiday.

Ron, it's not like you to go without diving for that long and always refreshing to dive some new waters. have fun!

Hope everyone had a great weekend. We were busy at home. T is redoing the deck and I washed a few windows! Lots of work owning a home emoticon

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Hey all, just checking in to say hi - and yeah, what Mich said - TGIF!!!

Dennis, WOW! I’m sorry for what you’ve been through but glad your ok and on the mend. I too was wondering where you’ve been. Welcome back buddy.

Mich, hopefully getting these properties closed will help you get back and enjoy the things you love. I understand that local quarry diving may not excite you tho, but it would certainly keep those skills from getting rusty.

Hi Tina, congrats on 1 year but yeah, it doesn’t seem like that long ago.

Lisa, Kinch, how are you ladies doing?

It was April since I dove last but we have a dive boat chartered for next Sunday the 29th. It’s a boat we’ve been diving off of for years but they’ve relocated to a different harbor so we get to see some new water; I’m excited about that.

Ok, lunch is over - back to work. Have a great weekend all!

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TGIF everyone! Hope you all have a wonderful and safe weekend!
Party on!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Thanks so much Tina, somehow we just find that strength as we go along and I remained somewhat sane even though I did pack on a few pounds! UGH!!

I just can't wrap my head around diving or I should say local diving. T keeps asking if I want to go and I don't. Just like relaxing at home these last few days we had to our selves. One thing I do love is my backyard. I suppose I will get in the water soon enough or maybe during our 2 week stayvacation and the bug will bite me again.

It's almost the weekend! emoticon



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Yay, Dennis! Our prayers must be working! I'm so glad you are doing well and moving forward.

Michela, my prayers are still with you, also, hoping that you and T get through all this emotional stress with the houses and deaths of family. I'm so proud of you for strength and ability to keep going. Way to go!

I hope everyone else is having a great summer. Hopefully you aren't here because you are diving! Stop in and say hi sometime!

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Hello everyone! Wow it has been quiet here. Hope you are all enjoying the better weather!
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Dennis, good to hear you are recovering quickly and rooting for you that you will get in the pool in July! Just take it easy at first ok?

Well we closed on both houses June 9th. So weird that both T's closing and mine ended up on the same day. I had to make one final stop at my mom's house in the morning before going to the notary. Man, it was hardiest thing knowing I would never be back there again and leaving so much of her furniture behind cause we sold it to the buyers made it so much harder. Felt like she would be back there soon enough. Anyway it was heart wrenching and it will take a long time to come to terms with it all but I know it will get easier eventually.
So now we will concentrate our efforts on our home. So much we need to do and with all going on there was no time.

So how is everyone else doing? Come chat!


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Thank you for your concerns and comments and prays. Everyone says I'm recovering much faster than normal. My wife, Susan says my muscles are starting to fill out, I was really skinny, and she likes me with a little fat on me. I talked to a friend in our community that goes to the gym almost every day, and he is going to take me with him so I can work out, that will make a huge difference, and I should start gaining a lot of my muscle and endurance back. I will be able to go back in the pool around the tenth of July, I'm really looking forward to swimming again. Thank you for being my friends.

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Dennis.so sorry to hear about the accident and all that you had to go through. What a relief that you are recovering from it. It a slow process and i know it must be difficult for you not doing what you are used to .but you will with time. Just take whatever taken you Ned to recover fully and I know you will regain some of the weight back with time.

Tina happy 1st anniversary doll! The year sure did fly by!

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Oh my gosh! I was wondering why you weren't on here, as you are one of the really regular members! I was hoping it was something good- a long trip, job promotion, something like that. So sorry to hear about your accident and all you have to go through for recovery. I will add you to my prayer list for a faster and complete recovery! It will be a lot of hard work, indeed, to get back to where you were, but, I know you can do it. You have the determination and drive.

That is one heck of a way to lose weight! Not a way most people would do it. Are you working on eating properly along with your physical therapy to build your weight up to a healthy spot? Gosh, I feel so bad for you!

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Hi everybody, congratulation on your 1st anniversary, it doesn't seem like a year to me either.
I just wanted you to know I had a bad accident on March 1st. Most of the people that saw me didn't think I would make it. I was in ICU for31 day and then in rehab another 1 and 1/2 months. Then they called me back for an infectes decease, witch I have to take 3 times a day for 5 more weeks, so I cant go swimming till the middle July, that really hurts me, you know how much I like to swim. They had me on heavy pain killers at first, and I had some really weird dreams that I swore were real. I also lost around 40 lbs., I wanted to lose weight but not that much I'm down to about 163 by the hospital scales, and my wife hates the way I look now, but she's just glad I'm alive. She has been a real trouper though this whole thing, I really thank God for her. I also have to relearn how to walk, after laying on my back for 2 months, that I one of the hardest things I've ever done, and I still have a long way to go. I'm still using a walker and a wheel chair to get around. I've gotten a LOT of support from my friends and I really appreciate the support, I got a lot of cards and phone calls.
I hope you didn't mind me sharing everything that has happened to me but I just wanted you to know, you are my friends



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Michela, I'm SO glad that things are going well on selling the houses. You are just a little ways away from getting back to "normal" life, whatever that is!

Todd's Mary Kay business is starting out VERY slow...it's hard to find customers. His family is so far away (though some of them will be ordering on line from his website when they need something), and my family is very small, so not much there. We don't know lots of people around here yet, and the ones we have approached all ready have a consultant or are one...ugh...we keep plugging along...

Tomorrow is our FIRST ANNIVERSARY!!!! Where did the year go??? We plan on having a quiet day of going to a neighboring county and spending some time in the little shops and go out to eat.

What's everyone else up to lately? Must all be pretty busy cuz it's mighty quiet here in the lounge...!!!!!

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Hello everyone!
OMG it's been too long since I dropped by. So sorry to MIA so long and not sure where I left off but my mom's house and T's dad's sold almost a week apart. It's the way things roll with the both of us. So I close next week sometime and T closes mid June.
So you can imagine how busy it's been clearing out the houses, donating lots, selling what we can. We each took what we wanted and the sold the rest of the furniture to the buyer so the big stuff does not need moving. Whew! Tomorrow we have a final sale day there and Sunday we clear our the rest and we should be done. On my end anyway. T and his brother are procrastinators.

So looks like some are diving! Not sure when I will get in the water. It's been a year since my last dive. First time that has happened. Not sure I even want to get in the water for local diving either. We'll see. I guess I just need to get my fins wet again.

Kinch, sorry about your job but seems like a lot of good may come out of the lay off. Enjoy the time off doll cause I know you will be employed full time again real soon.

Tina, way awesome about Todd selling Mary Kay! That is refreshing!

Ron, bet you got that truck for your dive gear which does make it a legit retirement vehicule!

Lisa, way cool about your lost bottle! It would be something is you went back and actually did find it!

Have a great weekend everyone and hope it will not be too long before I am back!
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I wish! Don't know when my next dive will be. I do have a trip to Cozumel planned with my friend, Sandy, towards the end of September. She's never been there, and I haven't been there in years. I'm hoping my sinuses cooperate for that trip...

How was everyone's Memorial weekend? I spent most of it gardening (we finally got some good enough weather for the weeds to start growing...)

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It's past Memorial Day, which means it's (un) officially summer. Who's going diving?

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Happy Mom's day!
Kinch, that's lots of good stuff with the one bad! I hope you get to go back to work at the U so you can get your entire retirement, but, 98% isn't a bad consolation prize! Keep up the awesome attitude! It will be nice to hear from you a bit more often if possible!

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First, HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO ALL THE MOMS!

Second, sorry I haven't been around as promised and

Third, here's why:

The Monday after my birthday I got laid off.

I was warned this might be coming so it wasn't a TOTAL side-swipe. The good news is I'm considered to be on admin leave, so I'm still getting paid my regular salary until July. The other good news is that we are pretty financially sound. More good news is the DH is still working. And even more good news is that I could retire with about 98% of full retirement if I decide not to work for the U. anymore.

But for me the best news is that I have an army of friends and I truly believe that I'll be back at the U. and will get my full retirement in the end.

So if you noticed, the only "bad news" is that I got laid off. I am taking advantage of everything that I can, including Maryland's professional outsourcing center. This free (well, of course free is a relative term since it's funded by our taxes) service has helped me ramp up my resume and interview techniques. I'm feeling very confident and because of them I've been so busy that I told the daughter I need a day off!

So, dear friends, that's the latest. I didn't read all the posts but of course I wish everyone here success in all their endeavors. I'll keep everyone in the loop as much as I can.

Take care.

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It's kinda funny watching people talk about looking for old bottles... most non-divers would think we were crazy. I have found two old beer bottles when diving one time (I wasn't intentionally looking for bottles, but we had had a big storm a few days before and the action of the water must have uncovered them, and then when I went diving a few days later, there they were!). It's not something I would do intentionally, as I said before I don't like mucking up the bottom to find them.

Yes, Ron, I did look for old shark teeth in Florida once. Only found a few small ones and a piece of a big one, but some of the people on our boat found some HUGE megalodon teeth! They were awesome! I don't think I spelled that right...oh well...

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Ha ha, good one RON! It may be an oldie, but I've never heard it before.

What a fun treasure hunt. I recognized the old pepsi bottle with the swirl marks on it, brings back memories of vending machines. Hmmmm, maybe I should do a bottle dive in Lake Berryessa (near Napa). About 28 years ago my husband (then my boyfriend) and I were picnic-ing and swimming up at the lake. I tossed him a beer and he missed it.....we never did find that bottle. It was Plank Road, anyone remember that brand of beer?

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Good for Todd on finding a retirement job! I’m eligible for retirement but will also probably work a few more years. I think I posted here a few weeks ago that I bought my “retirement truck”, meaning I’ll retire when it’s paid for! ;) And I would also like to find something I could work part time at, not sure what that will be but if the right opportunity opened I would probably retire sooner rather than later.

Lisa, we’re finding a few very interesting bottles: pre-prohibition liquor bottles, ink wells, single serving milk jars and old soda and beer bottles. Finds from my last 2 dives include a 1915 era 6 oz coke bottle, a sprite bottle with the dimpled sides, and a pepsi bottle with the swirl marks on the glass. I know, it’s nerdy but its fun! I know Tina has been in Florida and hunted for fossilized shark teeth. I would be ALL over that!

Where’s the rest of our crew hiding this week?

Ok - Joke day. (this is an oldie but worth recycling)

A very shy guy goes into a bar and sees a beautiful woman sitting at the bar. After an hour of gathering up his courage he finally goes over to her and asks, tentatively, "Um, would you mind if I chatted with you for a while?"
She responds by yelling, at the top of her lungs, "No, I won't sleep with you tonight!" Everyone in the bar is now staring at them. Naturally, the guy is hopelessly and completely embarrassed and he slinks back to his table.
After a few minutes, the woman walks over to him and apologizes. She smiles at him and says, "I'm sorry if I embarrassed you. You see, I'm a graduate student in psychology and I'm studying how people respond to embarrassing situations."
To which he responds, at the top of his lungs, "What do you mean $200?"


Cheer's!

Ron

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That is awesome TINA, good for Todd for breaking through the gender barrier. And I will definitely keep it in mind if I need to order anything.

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Diva and Ron, I'm glad I'm not the only one that has problems with change!

I do know what bottle diving is, as there are divers around here that do the local lakes for bottles. But, we call it "muck diving" because you have to kind of dig in the muck on the bottom of the lakes to find the old bottles. It's not really fun because once you start "mucking", the vis turns to zero.

Now for some interesting news, Todd has become a Mary Kay independent beauty consultant! He was looking for something to do for when he finally retires (still a few years away), and one day was watching me "do" my face, and we got talking about Mary Kay, since that is what I use, and he thought it would be a good thing for something to do in retirement, so, he got all signed up and now sells Mary Kay! So, if any of you are so inclined, and don't have a consultant, let me know if you need anything, or, go to his website (marykay.com/todd) and order online!

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I'm not sure about the new format either. At first I thought I was doing something wrong and couldn't figure out how to get back to where I wanted to be. But like TINA, I don't like change until I get used to it.

Awesome dive report RON. I was going to ask you what a "bottle dive" was, but then I saw your pictures. I've done a couple of dives in Lake Tahoe and it usually turns into a garbage cleanup dive. So many beer cans, sunglasses, golf balls and ski flags that it's not easy to carry it back up to shore.

As soon as I can get a free weekend I am so ready to go back to Monterey and dive.

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