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PostPosted: December 2, 2018, 10:37 am 
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OMG Warren! Congratulations on still being on this side of the White Light. I hope there wasn't too much damage. I went thru s imilar medical incident away from home 4 years ago. However i was only 300 miles from home and I had my wife and many good friends there to help. Being far from home in such a situation is un-needed extra stress.

Get well soon. We are all rooting for ya!

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PostPosted: December 2, 2018, 10:51 am 
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Well that really sucks!!

But I'm glad you're alright, and if you're like my son in law, feeling better than before.

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Jesus, Warren, I'm so sorry to learn of this. I hope you'll be able to do the things you love after your recovery.

Best to you, and your family.

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Damn! That front slip angle is way too large and the Ackerman is just a muddle.

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Bummer Warren. Wish you a speedy recovery.

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PostPosted: December 3, 2018, 5:40 pm 
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Warren Nethercote wrote:
Yesterday was the first day of a three-day iceboat regatta on Battle Lake, MN. But a couple of hours into the day I had a heart attack on the ice. Two ambulances and two hospitals later I am now the owner of two stents. Being 3200kms from home is a pain in the behind though, cause the surgeon won't let me fly, But the inconvenience is better than the alternative.
HOLY COW, Warren!!! That's waaaa-aaay beyond "interesting" and on into "Scared the sh*t outta me" territory. Glad you came thru it and got some "repairs" done. Hope your recovery goes swiftly. Where were you? How are you getting home? Do we need to set up a "Locost Relay" to ferry ya back to the house?

Keep us posted, please Sir!
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Thank you all. I got a third stent last night and it looks like they may even push me out the door tomorrow.

I am in Fargo ND. The docs don't want me to fly or drive all the way home, so the current plan is to drive the truck and iceboat to Winnipeg (my wife will drive, not me) for storage and then catch a Via Rail train home to Halifax via Montreal. Plans are still a bit woolly, apart from the need for a cardiac rehabilitation program upon returning home

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PostPosted: December 19, 2018, 7:36 am 
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The 18th of December is HamDip and Hand Grenade's birthday. (Twins, doncha know?) We had a birthday dinner for 'em. TWWTFM made a big batch of chili.

Ever heard of "White chicken chili"? Most of us just love the stuff. How-some-ever, our boy Earl doesn't eat chicken. TWWTFM figured out a variation on the recipe using pork. She cooks a pork roast, shreds it and uses that in the chili. We refer to it as "White Lizard Chili" just to confuse everybody. Earl and I usually discuss how hard it is to round up that many lizards in December...

Anyway, the whole gang descended on us here at Team Slotus headquarters. Both daughters, sons-in-law, Ducky and JJ and a couple of the girls' friends. We chased little kids, teased big kids, ate White Lizard Chili until the entire crock-pot full was plumb GONE, sang Happy Birthday, opened presents, and generally had a good old time.

One thing I have to mention (brag on?) is the wide-ranging influence of this forum. HamDip got an electronic message thru FaceBook, a Happy Birthday from Kiwi Dave, all the way from New Zealand. That was cool...

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Ain't family gatherings just great? I am sure you thoroughly enjoyed every minute. :cheers:

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PostPosted: December 19, 2018, 11:03 pm 
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Ain't family gatherings just great? I am sure you thoroughly enjoyed every minute. :cheers:
Sure did! Next year you should join us, Chuck!
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Somewhere around 7,000 pounds of machine tools left on a trailer day before yesterday. It was the third load, the first two loading a 3/4 ton pickup to capacity. Maybe two more trailer loads to go.

The two pickup loads, I couldn't even tell anything was gone. I think "stuff" just swells up to fit the extra room. Now there's a Locost-sized hole... I spent the day moving equipment to prepare for the next load.

I'm now completely out of the automotive machine shop business. It's amazing how much equipment you can collect in 25 years, and how you don't notice how much space it all takes.


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@TRX
Did you retire, or just change fields? If you retired then congratulations.

Three loads of machine tools, eh. Boy, I'm glad you didn't tell me about it. They'll have to be "the ones that got away." :mrgreen:

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It started as "getting out of the field", but it's looking like retirement. Once the arthritis got so bad I couldn't ride any more, it was only a matter of time before I wasn't able to do a job that involved much physical work.

I'm going to finish up the Home Renovation From Hell, and then I'll probably write some more books or something.


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TRX wrote:
It started as "getting out of the field", but it's looking like retirement.


One of the many things that we don't tell our young men is that most men don't retire on their own terms. We go along thinking that we decide when we're gonna retire, or work until the morning of our funeral, etc. Most of the time it doesn't happen that way.

Other things we don't tell young men: About the urologist trips. Sex with grandmas. That the stupid stuff we do when we're young really p*sses us off when we're old and see someone else doing it. Oh, those cute cheerleaders from high school are all grandmas. And I bet more.

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Oh, those cute cheerleaders from high school are all grandmas. And I bet more.


SWMBO was a majorette when we were in HS... She's a Great Grandma now. Thankfully she's still great in other ways! You did mention "Sex with grandmas", didn't you?

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Dec 24: scrubbing spitfire frame and drivetrain with a wornout toothbrush and tide powders with tap water in 40 degree weather. :ack:

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