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  1. There is a mini mask at the end and the rules state that you need to wear a mask so they are?
  2. I think the labels were put on backwards but who knows?
  3. I have a question you shave on a cruise? My wife likes it when I have a little growth so I never shave on a cruise one less thing to pack 🙂
  4. I am in the same position as before, doing a Fall TA wat happens if the ship does not go across in the Spring? They know the ship is not going to Europe but the still don't cancel the trip back until the last minute!
  5. you will get that fireworks show everyone missed New years eve
  6. yes never got the 600.00 stimulus so not in my thought process. Very lucky COVID had basically no impact on our income other than a couple of furlough days my wife had to take without pay. Bt she has been home since March so no cost for driving, no cost for lunches and snacks etc.. The increased cost of a lot of items has been offset by not going on our cruise and not dining out much at all.
  7. rental car is about 50 bucks a day will depend on your dates of course https://www.abcarrental.com/book-now?#/reservation/2
  8. So I invented a new word today, earritation that is when the back of your ears are sore from wearing a mask all the time!
  9. This is what happens when the cat bites the hand that feeds it
  10. Bonaire is one of the few islands you can drink the water anywhere ( all is desalinated from seawater) great Ice cream https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurants-g147267-zfd9899-Bonaire-Ice_Cream.html water is clear and warm you can snorkel from any beach pink beach I could spend hours sitting in the water watching pelicans diving on fish while underwater it is amazing to watch. Fresh fish, there was a kid fishing from the pier we saw him walk away with 2 5 gallon buckets of fish that he had caught. That night we were at a restaurant and we noticed he was there in the kitchen turns out he was the owners son and we were eating the fish he had caught that morning. Friendly people reasonable prices for anything that was not imported, crackers were about 3X usual price but fresh baked rolls were cheap. We rented a car for our 10 day visit and had a great time. Would pick it for a destination over most any other island as long as you were looking for water sports.
  11. I am in Colorado and things are OK as far as infection rates go, many places have closed and many people in the service industries have had hours reduced. We did go out to dinner last night and ate outside, food was very good and provided a nice tip to waitress, I know that business has been down so she has to be making a lot less than in the past. I am very fortunate in that my wife and I both have "essential" jobs I have been working full time since this started, my wife has been working from home for about 6 months and is starting to really like it. She does have to take a certain numbers of days off before the end of the year due to city budget issues. We have cancelled 2 cruises and one regular vacation we had planned. My work was at 50% staffing but recently has gone to 100, we are supposed to wear masks at our desks, I tend to eat and drink all day long so usually have my mask off unless I am near someone. My desk is about 8 from the next person.
  12. If it is a barn then it is all the better to have the crossbracing done to spread any load like a vehicle, have to admin have not seen that many barns that had a basement.
  13. see this http://www.renovation-headquarters.com/floor-joist-bridging.html The house does not look new but it could help it you have any squeaks or bouncing. Not sure where you live but most any building inspector would call it out. https://www.yourownarchitect.com/is-blocking-required-for-floor-joists/#:~:text=Building code requires the use,supporting end of a joist.
  14. I picked up one of these last year it is great on leaves would probably work for pine needles but both Amazon and Home depot carry it so not much risk. I did pick up the trash can adapter and it is a bit messy but does let you pick up more! Found this Amazon review 5.0 out of 5 stars Great Blower and Vacuum! Reviewed in the United States on March 31, 2018 Color: RedVerified Purchase I am a 63 year old woman with several trees that drop thousands of pine needles in my driveway and I live in Seattle where it's wet most of the time. Three strikes against me for a leaf blower! So I was hesitant about buying this. However, I purchased the Toro UltraPlus Leaf Blower Vacuum because it was electric, affordable and fairly light to carry. To my delight, this leaf blower works great! It blows over the pine needles on my concrete driveway into nice piles. Of course, it won't blow wet needles or needles caked in mud but it does a very good job with the dry needles, pinecones and leaves. The vacuum works great too! It sucks up the piles of needles into this nice bag that hooks up to the blower and has a belt to hang over my shoulder. It's really easy to empty the bag because it has a zipper on the bottom. The blower and vacuum have attachments that are pretty easy to figure out and put on/take off. There's two handles to hold the blower so it's easy to maneuver. All in all, I'm very happy with this new "toy" and my only regret is that I didn't buy it sooner. https://www.amazon.com/Toro-51621-UltraPlus-Variable-Speed-Impeller/dp/B00TNCJU3E/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Toro+51621&qid=1601826998&s=lawn-garden&sr=1-1 https://myleafblower.files.wordpress.com/2018/08/toro-51621-best-garden-vac-for-wet-leaves-2018-review.jpg
  15. I have been working my IT job the whole time at one point they had us on 2 shifts i was doing from 2PM to 10PM did not like it at all, then every other week which did not allow you to get anything done. I am now working every day with 1/2 the people in my office due to spacing requirements. They are changing the rules on the 7th so we can go back to everyone in the room. Still need to wear masks outside of the office, we are supposed to wear them at our desks but mine is about 8' from anyone else and I am always drinking coffee. Biggest concern is the same as being on a long airline flight just sitting at my desk all day is getting blood clots in my legs. Also being in Colorado we are getting occasional bad smoke form fires.
  16. I would think that an atomic clock would make sense but maybe go one better if you are doing POE then invest in a smaller monitor that could display the time and other information. Would also help anyone that was hearing impaired with announcements.
  17. Well I actually believe the answer is 4 but to be correct it could be a low of 4 to a high of 28 since no one knows how many different Monkeys the Elephants saw since they were not necessarily there at the same time. so low of 3 Monkeys and a high of 27 plus the rabbit.
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