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Old 03-28-2021, 11:44 PM   #321
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Am delighted to be here now too. Thanks for inviting us from FB, Delightful!
Certain that you'll remember who I am. I'm a Barbara Sher fan from being a "stepper" on her forum with you, long ago. I came to visit you one time in person when I was visiting your state. I think I got to meet Molly too when she was an oldster, so it was a really loooong time ago.

Congrats on your A/C install - I need to get my A/C fixed on my sedan. It's a sauna sort of torture to NOT have it working correctly.
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Old 03-29-2021, 12:41 AM   #322
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OK, since I haven't been here yet, I guess I need to spell out some goals...

1. Finish billing that I'm behind doing. I've been doing the strategy of working on it a bit at a time. Now, I just need to do some final edits and make sure everything is perfect before I send it off by email. Except that I'm almost a year behind. Well, they have probably appreciated holding onto the $$

2. Send off $$ (that I haven't yet gotten payed for) in the billing I have been "forgetting" to do. I have a remote "job" that I split with another artist who needs to get his share of it. I have already gotten a money order for him after figuring out his share. So I only need the envelope and to get a stamp on it. Tricky because I'm visiting a friend who doesn't have envelopes, etc. But I have stamps! Probably I can just buy some envelopes for my friend's house.

3. Spray seal my new, clean seat covers for my car that are going to replace the torn, funky ones. (Eventually install them when dry before next Tuesday.)

4. Figure out how to clear the plants that have overgrown next to my old car that my friend who got cancer stopped working on 20 months ago. These are HUGE bromeliads that are maybe, five feet tall. I need at least three feet of access to the passenger side of the car. Eventually, crawl under the car and determine where I am in the repair process. I've decided I'm going to put this car back together myself. Screw trying to find another mechanic who is only going to overcharge me. My old friend who is still sick says it's about four hours of work - for me...after finding and figuring out the parts - once I figure out what to do.

5. Look at more YouTube videos about how to put it together myself. Study. Take notes. Once the

6. Get my juggling clubs out of the back of my friend's truck where they got wet in an unexpected rain storm - put them somewhere to dry out before they mold. (Juggling is my new baby stepper "exercise".)

7. Call the old guy (92) who first taught me something about mechanics and tell him how wonderful it has been for me my entire life to have learned something about how to fix a breakdown on the road. If I can re-build a carb, I can put together a half-way finished clutch job, right? (Especially since the hard part of sewing the engine to the tranny is already done.)

OK....as if that's not enough... I'm sure now that I've made this list - I will do something entirely that is not on the list.
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Old 03-30-2021, 02:27 AM   #323
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Hello Juggler & Trixiecat. I too am a refugee from Barbara Sher's forums and began this thread with Delightful when Barbara closed hers down for good. I had had my premonitions about 6 months before the shut down was announced, so had time to research alternatives and finally settled on this one.

I also saved as many interesting threads and posts as I could find time to locate. Fascinating stuff. For example my own post from Feb 2010:
Found this pearl of a quote on another forum site:
I can not suffer enough to change the past.
That idea alone can found a religion. Lynx
And now today I have 2 people offer cynical jabs at a proposal I am bringing before the other owners of my condo. Like they are trying to make me suffer for daring to even propose we talk about some hard truths of owning property together. Somehow they must believe

If they make me suffer enough I'll stop working to change our choices and actions.

Next time I'll just skip the courtesy of advance notice and send it out when I know I'm—and it—is ready.

So, where was I? Oh, yeah, welcome!
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Old 03-30-2021, 11:37 AM   #324
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Hi, Juggler,
It's good to see your posts again. And of course I know who you are.
This may be a repeat. I thought I posted something yesterday, but I can't find it.
That's an impressive list of goals. And some of them will make a big difference. So yay! Go for it.
Me - my big goal is coming up in April. I'm doing camp Nanowrimo (again) and the goal is to write 50,000 words in a month. I've done it before. And the years I haven't done the whole 50,000, I've written between 10,000 and 40,000 which is enough to make me happy.
My other goal is - I hate to even admit that this is a goal - to clean out my garage. I started it. It's a hoarder type garage with spider webs, dust, and junk. So it may be a bigger project than writing 50,000 words.
The days of COVID isolation are drawing to a close. I've had my two shots, and I'm starting to get back to being a normal person (who wears a mask and carries sanitizer in her car.) It feels weird. I'll be picking up my grandson from school two days a week, and I'm starting to get together with friends. But now, isolation feels normal and human interaction seems weird.

Good stuff to everyone reading this.
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Old 04-03-2021, 11:41 AM   #325
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Today is the third day of Nanowrimo. It's a challenge to write 50,000 words during the month of April. So far, I've written 101 - so a little behind schedule. Today's steps - write - work on the garage, and cook for tomorrow.

Happy Easter, everyone.
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I compiled 8 "Study Moments" about how condos work 10 years ago on one of stints of service. In my professional life, I emphasize to my clients that boards do better when they self-educate. So, I'm re-sending the series, one per day except for Easter Sunday.

I'm doing myself a bit of good, too. Swore that somewhere it was written we had to use Robert's Rules of Order. Still might be there, but I couldn't find it.

Have a client the next 2 Wed. evenings. Everyday I make happy discoveries. Reddit has a streaming channel now, and braver souls than I stream themselves performing music and redditors can support them with reddit coins that you can buy and I support the artists can redeem for cash again. I have no idea, but I think it's interesting.

D, write on, write fluidly.
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Thanks, R.
Things are going well for me right now. I have the plot summarized so I can keep writing without having to stop and wonder what will happen next. I'm half way through with my clean-the-garage project. This is a biggie. My garage used to look like the "hoarders" photos. But I got most of the webs down from the ceiling and I have clean spaces to work on, and a lot of the junk is given away or thrown out. Remember the pig? Tom shared the pig with a friend (actually it was the friend's idea.) Anyway, we now have about a hundred pounds of pork. (apologies to any vegetarians reading this.) It's manageable, and apparently we have a functioning freezer that Tom cleaned out. On a positive note - Tom and I are eating low-carb diets - which goes will with a hundred pounds of pork.
Here's me signing off.
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I wish millions of people were clamoring for my books. (Except that my first one really isn't that good.)
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14,000 words written in April so far. My goal is one hour a day which translates into 1000 words per day or 30,000 words. Which is perfect for me right now.
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Hello AFMSAD,

Poof, a week flies by. D. write on, keep your pace, keep the chain going!

We had a short power failure today, so my S.O. and I walked to the high-end mall which still had power and strolled around commenting on stores which are still opened, will open, or are gone.

Before this shelter-in year, I once hiked to the local university and claimed one of the study rooms when I needed it. It worked great several times. But, they've been understandably hyper-safe so I can't do that tomorrow. Though supposedly a place of thinking and learning, their charges (students) act like their sense of immunity to harm is a real thing. As soon as they had opened the greek houses this summer they had a bunch of fresh c-virus cases to deal with. 139, I think.

Is the whole of higher education is a status-conferring ritual with little substance? I read about the lead of a teachers' union pushing back against re-admitting students into K-12 schools. She was quoted in the news, "there's a lot of fake news and disinformation out there ... " And I thought, "you're the head of a union of teachers. Can't one of your members figure out where to find trustworthy information with references that you believe?"

That's what I've been doing since Feb. 2020. So I had confidence Moderna and Pfizer, JnJ, etc. were going through all the stages all clinical trials go through. I read the WHO's summary update on research that said surfaces were less a risk than at first believed. That those clear face shield were worthless, better to stick with masks and the 6 ft rule. And so on. The WHO report cited sources for further digging.

Again, if teachers are lost on how to independently research the truth in the flow daily news, what rights do they have teaching "critical thinking?" Or anything?! Alright, off the soap box.

Hope the power's on tomorrow as I have two critical calls to attend.
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