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  • RonClinton
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    Yikes, I hope your Friday is better.

    FWIW, the Puget Sound, your old stomping grounds, remains tornado-free…and thus far Mt. Rainier hasn’t vomited any lahars, but the week isn’t over yet.

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  • TacomaDiver
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    The first thing I saw when I got off the plane in Denver for my job interview were signs for Tornado Shelters. I was thinking that here I was potentially moving away from the land of tsunamis and lahars, only to find myself in the land of tornadoes.

    I even brought this up in my interview, but I was assured that tornadoes aren't a thing in the Denver metro area - we're simply too close to the mountains. Ok.

    Well today I experienced my first tornado warning (not a watch - a warning) while at work, so we all evacuated down to the basement where we sat out the weather. My poor wife is FREAKED.

    So that was Thursday.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by Ben Staad View Post
    Thank you, Martin. It's a tough day.
    Unfortunately there will be many more tough days. There is probably nothing I can do to help from a distance but if there is anything please reach out.

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  • mhatchett
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    Best wishes....

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  • Ben Staad
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    Thank you, Martin. It's a tough day.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by Ben Staad View Post
    My cousin has was diagnosed with several forms of cancer about four (4) months ago. She never smoked, drank, did drugs, she stayed fit, ate healthy, and did everything she should do. Just a lovely lady and only 52.

    Please say a prayer or send good thoughts her way if you don't mind. She will be passing soon and went into hospice care last night.

    I can never understand the way of the world and I fell so sad for her, her husband, and her two amazing children.
    So sorry to hear this. Cancer does not discriminate and will strike anyone at any time. Sending good thoughts to her, her family and friends. Her passing will profoundly effect a lot of lives.

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  • Ben Staad
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    My cousin has was diagnosed with several forms of cancer about four (4) months ago. She never smoked, drank, did drugs, she stayed fit, ate healthy, and did everything she should do. Just a lovely lady and only 52.

    Please say a prayer or send good thoughts her way if you don't mind. She will be passing soon and went into hospice care last night.

    I can never understand the way of the world and I fell so sad for her, her husband, and her two amazing children.

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  • mhatchett
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    Originally posted by Ben Staad View Post
    Okay. Cool. I thought that is what it was but didn't expect a cassette. Is this the story you mentioned?

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    That is the one Ben!

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  • Ben Staad
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    Okay. Cool. I thought that is what it was but didn't expect a cassette. Is this the story you mentioned?

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    Originally posted by mhatchett View Post

    Hey Ben, that is an Audio Book, it's a signed cassette. Many, Many years ago Ron Kelly did a sale on the Forum to Raise money for one of his children to go on a big school trip. This was part of a bundle that I bought that included a book and a one page story that he wrote. I have it framed someplace, it was pretty neat.

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  • mhatchett
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    Originally posted by Ben Staad View Post
    mhatchett What is that Dark Dixie from Ron? Is it a PB, HC, audio? Don't think I've seen that one before.
    Hey Ben, that is an Audio Book, it's a signed cassette. Many, Many years ago Ron Kelly did a sale on the Forum to Raise money for one of his children to go on a big school trip. This was part of a bundle that I bought that included a book and a one page story that he wrote. I have it framed someplace, it was pretty neat.

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  • Ben Staad
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    Opened up another checking account which is 100% dedicated for buying books. It's already helping keep me closer to my budget. I keep a register with my balance and all unpaid pre-orders so I know my running balance.

    Makes it easier for me to justify or pass on a purchase.

    Randomness done for now.

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  • Ben Staad
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    mhatchett What is that Dark Dixie from Ron? Is it a PB, HC, audio? Don't think I've seen that one before.

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  • c marvel
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    Originally posted by mhatchett View Post
    Did some Shelf maintenance yesterday. The bookmarks on the left are all from local bookstores that have gone out of business over the years.

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    Scooby Dooby Doo!!!

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  • c marvel
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    I got a shipment notification today from the fine people at Cemetery Dance. Two days ago I found a fiction book about a hotel that I wanted immediately. I order the novel yesterday. I stumbled upon a cool article about hotel novels. There are 5 novels and I want each one. I already have read and totally enjoyed The Sun Down Motel. That novel made the list. When life gives you lemons and tries to make you a sourpuss make the most of it and make lemonade. I am okay just not really a happy camper lately.

    Cap

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  • mhatchett
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    I try to grab a bookmark from any of the stores I stop by. I missed a few that I feel bad about, especially a store called Novel Futures that specialized in Science Fiction and Mysteries. They got crushed by Barnes and Noble when they came to town.

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