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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mehs Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 March 2021 at 6:07pm
It's amazing seeing this slice of the Internet still alive & kicking, and the occasional drop-in from you all saying hello. 

I'm married, 30ish, moved to rural-ish New England by all the good snowboarding, I love it here. 
Currently an engineering leader at a tech company, and have been full time remote over the course of the pandemic.

Still have my SL-68-II pump gun, my prized possession. I wonder if PBC on IRC is still up & running.

Heart you all.
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Originally posted by Kayback Kayback wrote:

Yikes.

I'm causing a ruckus at work too because we've spent the last year being told we're essential and having to work during the lockdowns and have had some traffic to push, including flights to fetch vaccines to now be told we're not part of the expidited vaccine roll out for essential workers because.... Reasons.

We've been unable to strike or even work-to-rule because we're so essential in the last 20 years and have been shafted every wage negotiation for what? To be told well you're essential but not essential essential.

Yikes right back. When this hit we had a good superintendent who delayed his planned retirement to see out the year. They worked out a decent hybrid plan over the summer with the new acting super, and somehow accidentally voted against a remote start to allow phasing into hybrid. Nobody else around tried that, then we got used was an example to push others to try it while the locals insisted on using parochial schools as examples for why we should be all-in without masks, which was never an option. We pretty quickly hit the automatic remote pivot point after Thanksgiving thanks to test-positivity in the community (the local PD had an outbreak) and immediately re-negotiated, rushed a general membership vote overnight, and ended up somehow ceding all decision-making to the acting super, who was then immediately hired permanently without competition. We also went right back and almost  immediately shutdown again because we ran out of staff and subs even without a move for work-to-rule because everyone was sick or quarantined.  Local idiots have organized themselves to push for all-in along with anti-vaxx and anti-mask and have been actively harassing and stalking teachers. One even had pictures of her at a funeral for her sibling shared with her admins and school board as evidence that they were going out in public. I had to lock down a lot of my social media since I was getting loads of very suspicious messages from sock accounts and anonymous views on linked-in all of a sudden. A few of those contacts looked like low-effort jailbait honeypots of the variety that should end in a woodchipper, which tracks since these reopen at all cost groups are full of people in Hawaiin shirts for some reason. This hasn't been a good time, but hey, numbers are down and despite a lot of people getting sick, nobody in the system died. Sure, they've been hospitalized and need continuing O2 therapy, and maybe their relatives died. I still might get Jimmy Hoffa'd if I don't shut up, but I'm not even a rep or anything, just a loudmouth. 
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Originally posted by spydercam spydercam wrote:

I´ve been to Baden-Württemberg´s other middle, this one is the the middle of the balance of the map the other one is calculated by N/E/S/W villages of the State of Baden-Württemberg.
 
(the middle in Tübingen Looks better than in Böblingen but as Born Böblinger i´m a bit patriotic Wink)
 
Here a pic of me on a stormy saturday on top of a viewspot behind Tübingen Hospital Hill. The Grey building with different sized Windows is where i have my Physio-Action´s !
 

(Yes my hat is in worse shape cause of UV Light, but still in well conditions, thoose Flexfit caps are good Quality)
 

Nice! I used to be stationed in Boeblingen and lived in Leonberg..  If you're still there, the Schoenbuch Brauhaus is excellent. 
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I know the "Brauhaus" we had there a couple end of Paintball season Meetings.
I like  "Linsen mit Spätzle" ,  "Käsespätzle" , "Zwiebelkuchen" , "Semmelknödel"  and for meat eaters, best choice would be a classic "Schnitzel" Wink
 
Böblingen(Panzer) and Leonberg i know well , BB-County isn´t bad !!! Smile
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Spyder, I'll be in Germany at some point next summer. I know we'll be in Nuremberg towards the end of my time over there which isn't that far away from Baden-Wurttemberg from an American standpoint (I used to drive an hour each way to get to and from work every single day for example). I'll give you a shout as the trip gets closer to see if you would be interested in meeting up for a beer or something.



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Shure we can plan a Meeting, somewhere downtown in Germany ! Wink
For me traveling is cheap(Close to Zero) cause of Amputee-ID + puplic transport ticket.
Example Nürnberg-Stuttgart 200km, (standad car and traffic)max. 8l of gas for 100km, gasoline Prices today regular 1l / 1,50€ and Diesel 1l / 1,30€.
You don´t have to waste ca. 50€´s to meet me, for me it´s normaly no Problem to travel just takes more time !!!
 
Here i went to Heidelberg to have a Little walking Training:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Was a nice sunny day and i had a hard climb up this goat path i called him. But i was more exiting than Walking standard like all the tourists ! Smile


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Easter-Sunday i went to Feldberg Mountain my Goal was to get on top but to much snow = not amputee friendly Wink
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Some data: The "Feldberg" means something like field-mountain Close to 1500m high and is the highest mountain in State of Baden-Württemberg, he is placed in the south end of black forest.
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I think i havn´t posted so far !?!?!?
 
I went to Friedrichshafen at the swabian sea called "Bodensee" He´s between german, swiss and austrain border and goes into Rhein River. It´s pretty nice there and if there no clouds, you will have a nice Alpen-Panorama View. Wink
 
 
 
 
Statue of Mr.Zeppelin
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Just some heat bubble´s not bad but after Long walks this is possible !
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Buying a house has been the most stressful thing to ever happen to me.

The past year or so homes have flew off the market above asking. Realtor showed us a home not on the market yet, low price, needs renovation throughout due to age. GF is 10000% on board to buy it since it is the right price in the right location. 

The pressure on me has been nothing short of extreme. This opportunity will not come again and it is solely on my shoulders to decide this for us. 

Probably going to pass which makes me feel like a complete POS. I don't want to play carpenter every day/weekend
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Originally posted by SSOK SSOK wrote:

Buying a house has been the most stressful thing to ever happen to me.

The past year or so homes have flew off the market above asking. Realtor showed us a home not on the market yet, low price, needs renovation throughout due to age. GF is 10000% on board to buy it since it is the right price in the right location. 

The pressure on me has been nothing short of extreme. This opportunity will not come again and it is solely on my shoulders to decide this for us. 

Probably going to pass which makes me feel like a complete POS. I don't want to play carpenter every day/weekend


We bought an older house that needed updating throughout. It's been 8 years and we're just now tackling the more major projects. New kitchen, new bathroom downstairs, new windows, and eventually new siding. The smaller stuff (downstairs bathroom, laundry room, drywall repair here and there, even some structural things like supporting the main beam with jack posts to re-level the main floor) I can do myself without taking a month of Sundays to get it done. But the bigger things? We're paying to have them done. No sense in wasting all of my time with that. Buy something that at the very least just needs some cosmetic updates. No sense in taking care of someone else's deferred maintenance. The folks who moved in down the street from us learned that big-time and now the husband and his father in law are spending every weekend doing renovations because it's the only way they can afford to get everything done.
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