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alysonsee, to random

At this month’s partner/spousal bereavement support group, the topic came up of all of the moments of discovery or delight that are made more profound or joyful by having someone to turn to and share them with. This include big moments (like experiencing the recent eclipse), little moments (like learning a piece of trivia), commonplace events that are suddenly precious (like spending time with one’s children or grandchildren), and striking events whose meaning or appropriate response is hard to grasp (like finding an injured bird).

The absence of a kindred spirit who is committed to deeply knowing us forces us to find a new way of knowing ourselves and of making daily life still feel real, surprising, or enjoyable. It’s hard to stay buoyant and avoid taking ourselves too seriously without someone around interrupting our own thoughts with their silly and surprising observations.

fitheach,
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@alysonsee
I'm sorry, did I miss some news?

fitheach,
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@alysonsee
That's good to hear.

I just saw the discussion about your trip. I didn't want to contribute at this late stage, as I thought you'd probably made plans already.

How long do you have?

fitheach,
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@alysonsee
That sounds like a plan. There are plenty of things to see and do on Skye. Don't feel tempted to try to see everything in the Highlands. It isn't possible, and you'll return home exhausted.
Accommodation is always at a premium on Skye in the summer. Get your skates on and book. Portree would be a good base.

Take a look at this page:

https://www.isleofskye.com/activities/bus-tours

18+ Bella, to random German
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Guten Morgen aus Ostfriesland! 👋

Good morning from East Frisia! 👋

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@alysonsee @Bella
Wait, weren't you in France five minutes ago?

fitheach,
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@Bella
I hope you enjoy your time in your home from home.

@alysonsee

fitheach, to Scotland
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You know one is at a barber's in the Highlands when this is the provided reading material. :ablobsmile:

#Highlands #Scotland

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@Glencoe
You should have seen the centrefold.

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The first tractor I learned to drive was the successor model, the Massey Ferguson MF135.

Ahh, glory days.

#Highlands #Scotland #tractors

fitheach,
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@gairsty
I learned to drive in a III Series Land Rover. This was slightly before my tractor driving.

The Land Rover didn't have power steering either. It didn't need it.

DXMacGuffin, to random
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Last week I learned there is a rock opera based on The War of the Worlds, which is awesome. This week I learned there is a version narrated by Liam Neeson, which is even more awesome. Welcome to #ProgTuesday

https://songwhip.com/jeff-wayne/jeff-waynes-musical-version-of-the-war-of-the-worlds-the-new-generation

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@DXMacGuffin
I've not heard the Liam Neeson version, but, it must be amazing if it is better than Richard Burton's. I really like Jeff Wayne's album. I still have a copy on double cassette. 😃

Thanks for the heads-up on Songwhip.

fitheach, to environment
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All this angst about climate and the future of the planet is completely misplaced.

I've got it on good authority that God won't let anything bad happen (see attached letter).

Names and addresses have been redacted.

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@ParadeGrotesque
Jumping on a bandwagon springs to mind.

I'm not even sure if the Jehovah's Witnesses make it into the top ten of evil cults, it's a crowded field.

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@Jkp
I'll have you know I didn't throw anything at them. 😃

fitheach, to thinkpad
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Calling all ThinkPad users.

A while back, I sprayed sparkling mineral water all over my ThinkPad keyboard. Despite drying it immediately, the keyboard always malfunctioned after that incident.

I purchased a replacement keyboard from TellusRem, as they are considerably cheaper than the Lenovo originals.

I can report that the TellusRem keyboard is every bit as good as the original.

fitheach,
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@withaveeay
I knew there was a reason IBM's earnings took a dip that quarter.

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@Jkp
You should be able to edit, which maintains comments and favourites. Delete and re-draft doesn't.

Did you prise out the original processor? Brave man!

fitheach,
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@Jkp
Cool!
I've often replaced processors in desktops and servers, but, never in a laptop. I'd assumed most laptops had processors that were soldered into place.

fitheach,
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@Jkp
I preferred tour. 😃

fitheach, to Scotland
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Is Jessica Alba Scottish? 😃

#Alba #Scotland

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@Jkp
I think she should come round to mine to discuss the matter.

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@gidi
Yes.
I checked her on WP, too. 😃
Alba is also a region in Italy, maybe that is where the surname originated.

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@Glencoe
Assumption, or does she have that reputation?

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@Glencoe
I'm happy to find out for myself.

fitheach, to Dogs
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I've spent an interesting hour or two researching cordless vacuum cleaners. Yes, my life really is that exciting. 😃

It's possible to spend hundreds of pounds on models from the high-profile brands. I've decided on a Russell Hobbs Centaur 2 in 1, which I got for £69, incl. delivery. Time will tell if it is any good. Although, at less than half the price of some other models, it is hard to see how it can go wrong.

The war against dog hair continues...

fitheach,
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The best thing (so far) about the new vacuum cleaner is the flashing lights when charging the battery. It looks like a Cylon from Battlestar Galactica. 😃

Video showing the flashing green lights on the vacuum cleaner when the battery is charging.

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@Wizardofosmium
No. No voice.
Sadly, they didn't supply a Cylon Number Six either.

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@Jkp
No-one can hear you scream in a vacuum (cleaner).

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Initial impressions of the vacuum cleaner:
it sucks. 😃

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