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re: Excitement

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by » Tue Feb 04, 2020 06:41 pm

Peg, it wouldn't have surprised me if you'd been burning up the site about the Chiefs.  The police said that during celebrations 100 kids were reported lost.  (All of them were found.)  The parade is tomorrow and most of Grand and everything within a block of it will be closed off.  The players will be riding on top of buses, (brought in from Chicago).  1,000,000 people are expected to watch the parade, which is determined to go on regardless of weather, which is supposed to be cold with snow.  I can't imagine how much of a Chiefs fan I'd have to be to brave all that traffic, cold and snow.

David, 8 or 9 years ago I had one go out on a Suzuki.  We were cruising down the highway when it just quit pushing.  It was a standard transmission with a stick and Cheri was just sure I was doing something wrong.  We barely coasted into an Arby's parking lot.  Turned out there was some kind of electronic pump that went out.  Why in the world they made it electronic I don't know.  It had to be towed 80 miles to Kansas City to be worked on and we got rid of it immediately.  Ended up with a Toyota, which turned out to be the most reliable car I've ever owned.

My weather is never as bad as either of you get but this week it'll be bad enough.  Cold, freezing rain, snow sleet, then more freezing rain, snow and sleet.  I have this weekend off and I'll be hibernating.  I went to a meeting of the local historical society last night where I had a couple of books signed by the author and a nice chat.  Everybody there expected that would be the last day anybody traveled anywhere.  It may be for me.  John

re: Excitement

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by » Tue Feb 04, 2020 01:35 pm

John - you know I was rooting for K.C.!  My sister and I think we were the only ones here in Chicago doing so as Giants quarterback is a local boy from Arlington Heights and played football at Rolling Meadows High School, just a few miles from me.  Good thing you got out of town before the partying began!  Peggy


Peggy, Laila and Angel Minchie

re: Excitement

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by » Mon Feb 03, 2020 07:09 pm

Well, that warmth is now gone, but it was WINDY Saturday too. They were looking for gusts upto 90mph, but I do not know if we did get that, but it was bad enough to push full trashcans (the large home ones) over!

I have not has a transmission go out since, gosh, about 1985, my old 1977 Camero. All forward gears went and I was young and stupid enough to drive it home in reverse for about 20 miles. ;) Hope you get it fixed soon.


And football, I have never been much of a sports person, so Sunday was a normal Sunday to me.

re: Excitement

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by » Mon Feb 03, 2020 05:51 pm

70???  I haven't seen 70 for a while.  It gradually warmed up somewhat.  The pile of snow I dug off the driveway is still sitting in the yard, although somewhat diminished.

Friday night the transmission went out on the equipment truck but we managed to nurse it along home at 30 miles an hour.  Took 2 and a half hours to get home.  I slept till 1:00 PM the next day.  We had a second truck for the next night though.

Being around Kansas City, all people could talk about here was the superbowl all weekend.  I loved football when I was a kid but high school football sucked the fun out of it for me so I didn't care.  Everybody else was sure excited about it though.  John

re: Excitement

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by » Mon Feb 03, 2020 02:28 pm

Wow, Saturday we went up to about 70f!!!!! Today we are a lot closer to normal though. Strange winter so far.

re: Excitement

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by » Mon Jan 27, 2020 05:35 pm

Thankfully, there wasn't a lot of ice, so when the streets were plowed the ice was gone pretty quickly, and whatever was on the electric lines didn't stay.  There was a heavy, wet snow though and when I shoveled off the driveway for the second time this year, it was a lot deeper and a lot more work.  The temperature seems stuck around a few degrees above or below freezing, and more freezing rain and snow is predicted.  I have to be up in Kansas City 2 nights this weekend.  I only hope it's gone by then.

"Time Team" is a group of British archaeologists who go all over Britain digging up old castles, Roman, Viking, iron and bronze age settlements, and whatever they suspect may be buried around.  If you remember a British comedy called "Blackadder", you'll remember a character named "Baldrick".  That's Tony Robinson and he hosts it.  He seems way out of character but he does make it fun.  It's amazing how much historical architecture they have buried all over Britain.  I got pretty well hooked on it and YouTube has tons of videos on it.  John

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