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  1. Thread: My vacation, ahh

    by Tradd
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    Thanks for the pics - lovely! Glad you were able...

    Thanks for the pics - lovely! Glad you were able to get away!
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    Well, Plan B may not work. 4-5ft waves are...

    Well, Plan B may not work.

    4-5ft waves are forecast for Saturday, so the boat may not go out on Lake Michigan at all. We're still 2 people short for the boat anyway (needs 4 to go out).

    2-3ft...
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    My Lake Huron trip had to be cancelled due to...

    My Lake Huron trip had to be cancelled due to weather conditions. Yesterday and today there are up to 12ft waves on the lake. T'storms and high waves forecast for the rest of the week. I talked to...
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    Excellent!

    Excellent!
  5. Yep, just tried putting Rob on ignore myself. His...

    Yep, just tried putting Rob on ignore myself. His title shows as senior member, but unable to "ignore" him due to him still being a mod. Darn it! HAHA
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    Picked up my Advanced card yesterday. Rescue...

    Picked up my Advanced card yesterday. Rescue class is probably late September.

    Can't wait to dive Wednesday! Leave Tuesday. It's an 8 hour drive each way. At least my diving buddy is driving with...
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    Iris, 3 days of diving, 2 dives each morning.

    Iris, 3 days of diving, 2 dives each morning.
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    I had my night class Saturday evening. I'm very...

    I had my night class Saturday evening. I'm very happy to report that I've now gotten my Advanced rating! You needed 4 separate specialties, plus 25 logged dives. I came in at 53 dives. I leave for...
  9. The Kindle Paperwhite is much easier on your eyes...

    The Kindle Paperwhite is much easier on your eyes than a computer/tablet. It's a dedicated eReader and doesn't have the shiny/reflective screen.
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    I completed my 50th dive yesterday! :0!:D Had to...

    I completed my 50th dive yesterday! :0!:D Had to take a commemorative pic! The thing on my forehead is my mask turned backwards (how you're supposed to do it out of the water).

    I'll have my...
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    The vinegar/Dawn/warm water spray on worked FAB!...

    The vinegar/Dawn/warm water spray on worked FAB! Holy cow! Most of the soap scum came off rather easily. There was a tougher spot or two that I ended using the magic eraser on, but it was very quick...
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    I get about 33 mph in my Focus. I've been...

    I get about 33 mph in my Focus. I've been thinking about trading up to an Escape SUV once this car is paid off, but the lack of car payments and the good gas mileage to keep costs down are a huge...
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    Here in the Chicago area I'm paying about $2.30...

    Here in the Chicago area I'm paying about $2.30 outside of Cook County. Crook has its own gas tax on top of state and fed, which is crazy. I usually buy my gas outside of Cook (where I live).

    I'm...
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    I'm going to try this today as my tub is in bad...

    I'm going to try this today as my tub is in bad shape and I don't feel like scrubbing with the magic easer.
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    I really haven't bought many clothes for a couple...

    I really haven't bought many clothes for a couple of years now. Last year I bought a pair of jeans, a dress, a couple of t-shirts, and a bit of underwear/bras. That was it. I've lost weight and only...
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    The bed is too high for my tastes. While I...

    The bed is too high for my tastes.

    While I like the overall concept, the room is also too cluttered for my tastes. Needs less stuff in it.
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    Those magic eraser things are the best thing...

    Those magic eraser things are the best thing since sliced bread, IMO, for cleaning a tub. You do have to scrub, but they work wonders.
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    I dove the Great Lakes for the first time...

    I dove the Great Lakes for the first time yesterday! Southern Lake Michigan, out of Hammond, IN. Buddy took the great pic of me, and I uploaded my vids to YouTube. Wrecks were the David Dows, a...
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    I am in no way sticking up for Chicago, but the...

    I am in no way sticking up for Chicago, but the Illinois State Police have jurisdiction over highways. The Chicago Police Dept has jurisdiction OFF the highways in Chicago with some help from the...
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    Bae, are you aware that folks with carry permits...

    Bae, are you aware that folks with carry permits from their state of residence are allowed to car carry in IL? It's written right into our carry law.

    Where are you getting the info about...
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    Public sector pensions are a huge liability for...

    Public sector pensions are a huge liability for IL. They cannot be altered at all. This was written into the 1970 state constitution. The GA (General Assembly) has tried to pass various pieces of...
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    Do you know anything about IL politics? The...

    Do you know anything about IL politics? The speaker of the state house, Michael Madigan, has been a state rep since 1971. He's been speaker, except for 2 years, since 1983. He runs the state,...
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    Chicago is a cesspool, as well as Cook County and...

    Chicago is a cesspool, as well as Cook County and the entire danged state. Michael Madigan has more power than the danged governor and is holding everything hostage. He's been in office way, way too...
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    Welcome back.

    Welcome back.
  25. Thread: I got a grant!

    by Tradd
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    Congrats!

    Congrats!
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