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I've enjoyed a lot of long-haul 1-2 week vacations in the past, but 10-15 hours of flying on each end made them endurance events and not completely relaxing.  Most of the vacations I've taken in recent years have been long weekends to West Coast Indy Car or NASCAR races coupled with a few quiet days at a nice hotel on a beach or in wine country...where I would disconnect and catch up on sleep.  I love simple sleepcations---go to a local resort (esp. in off-season) and pretty much do nothing but sleep for the weekend and enjoy the restaurants.  

 

I should look into that.

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So at the start of this year, I decided to start reading through my collection of books that are only taking up the limited space in my closet and gathering up dust. At the current time, I have finished about 12 to 15 books and a few I have come across from the library. It has reignited my love of reading, something that was going extinct due to current work I deal with.

Its nice to get back and read.

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So at the start of this year, I decided to start reading through my collection of books that are only taking up the limited space in my closet and gathering up dust. At the current time, I have finished about 12 to 15 books and a few I have come across from the library. It has reignited my love of reading, something that was going extinct due to current work I deal with.

Its nice to get back and read.

I wish I had the time.  There are so many books on the list of things I want to read, and just no time to get to it.

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The hazards of the job.... today I literally had to dig the skeleton out of the closet in order to get to the tech equipment I was supposed to be working on....

 

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So tired of 'long hood/short deck'. 

 

Hence the Cabover?

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^ Hence; thou keen observer! :)

 

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Sold some misc flotsam to a local father/son last night, so they got a tour of my shop.

 

This morning the son, I think he's about 25, called me up and started serious conversation RE buying my first car, which has been in storage now for 25 years. I have never advertised it, nor really evaluated what I would ask, tho I did throw out a number. He threw out a close counter-offer… and I am torn. LOT of sentimentality tied up in that car. Have to ponder deeply...

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As long as it stays in the family, I say do it. Have him front the costs of getting it driving again so you can drive it whenever you visit!  :thumbsup:

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Because there is always.. and I mean ALWAYS.. a bright side...

 

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and yes.. he tried to race Sasha as I passed him B4 the GF snapped a pic

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I am bored again, and I feel a new thread coming on.  Hopefully this will be more successful than the last couple I tried to start, but I'm not holding my breath.  Music has very much been on my mind lately, so that is the way I think I'm going.....

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I wish I had the time.  There are so many books on the list of things I want to read, and just no time to get to it.

 

I have to make the time read them. But there are so many other things I wish I had the time for and don't. That's life I guess.

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I wish I had the time.  There are so many books on the list of things I want to read, and just no time to get to it.

 

I have to make the time read them. But there are so many other things I wish I had the time for and don't. That's life I guess.

 

Yeah, my last job I could get some reading in during the downtime, but I was the boss(ish) there, so had some more leeway.  If they caught me doing that here, despite the extended downtime, I'd be out the door really quickly.

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I wish I had the time.  There are so many books on the list of things I want to read, and just no time to get to it.

 

I have to make the time read them. But there are so many other things I wish I had the time for and don't. That's life I guess.

 

I try and read for an hour or so every night before I go to sleep...either on my Kindle or a physical book.   

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I wish I had the time.  There are so many books on the list of things I want to read, and just no time to get to it.

 

I have to make the time read them. But there are so many other things I wish I had the time for and don't. That's life I guess.

 

I try and read for an hour or so every night before I go to sleep...either on my Kindle or a physical book.   

 

It's a good idea, but if I let myself read too close to heading to bed, I'll never get to sleep.  That's the danger, when I get really locked into a book I'm enjoying I lose track of time, and sometimes even my surroundings.  It can be very worth it, though.  As horrible as this is going to sound, my best time for reading is usually when I go to the restroom.  It tends to make for some really long restroom breaks, but it's quiet, no one will bother me, and there is nothing else right there to distract me.

 

Edit:  I can't make myself do e-books, though I try.  There is just something about the experience of having a paperback in my hands (yes, it has to be paperback, I don't like the feel of the paper in hardbacks), feeling the pages in my fingers, anticipating that next turn...it's not just the story that makes it great, it's the experience.

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I wish I had the time.  There are so many books on the list of things I want to read, and just no time to get to it.

 

I have to make the time read them. But there are so many other things I wish I had the time for and don't. That's life I guess.

 

I try and read for an hour or so every night before I go to sleep...either on my Kindle or a physical book.   

 

 

I used to have a Kindle (Paperwhite) and I loved it, except when I figured out that the light it emits kept me from falling asleep. Also, I was buying too many books and not reading them. I sold it a while back.

Might get another one though.

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This morning the son, I think he's about 25, called me up and started serious conversation RE buying my first car, which has been in storage now for 25 years. I have never advertised it, nor really evaluated what I would ask, tho I did throw out a number. He threw out a close counter-offer… and I am torn. LOT of sentimentality tied up in that car. Have to ponder deeply...

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What year is that Gran Prix balthy?

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I wish I had the time.  There are so many books on the list of things I want to read, and just no time to get to it.

 

I have to make the time read them. But there are so many other things I wish I had the time for and don't. That's life I guess.

 

I try and read for an hour or so every night before I go to sleep...either on my Kindle or a physical book.   

 

 

I used to have a Kindle (Paperwhite) and I loved it, except when I figured out that the light it emits kept me from falling asleep. Also, I was buying too many books and not reading them. I sold it a while back.

Might get another one though.

 

I've read that it's not good for going to sleep to use a lighted reader before bed...I have a 1st gen Kindle and a Kindle Fire HD tablet, which I use the most..probably not good to have the backlit screen in a dark room before bedtime, but I have strong meds to knock me out after 9:30 (500mg of prescription sleeping pills) 

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Had the internet, cable tv,and home phone service out for 2 days.  Cox Cable gave me a service window of 10-12 this morning, they finally showed up at 1:30.   Was a problem w/ a connection in the alley. again.   I managed to get by using my iPhone as a hot spot to connect my laptop and tabby to.

Looks like Cox Cable are a bunch of Dicks...you know...for making you wait that extra hour and a half.

 

But mostly, I just wanted to mention Cox and Dicks in the same sentence. :D

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Had the internet, cable tv,and home phone service out for 2 days.  Cox Cable gave me a service window of 10-12 this morning, they finally showed up at 1:30.   Was a problem w/ a connection in the alley. again.   I managed to get by using my iPhone as a hot spot to connect my laptop and tabby to.

Looks like Cox Cable are a bunch of Dicks...you know...for making you wait that extra hour and a half.

 

But mostly, I just wanted to mention Cox and Dicks in the same sentence. :D

 

LoL...I do wonder if any of the cable services have good customer service. I had Comcast when I lived in Denver, they were fair... long ago I had Adelphia..had just moved in, they were coming out to set up the cable and phone..had a window, never showed up. I called them (on my cell), they said they had tried calling me to reschedule..it was the new number they were coming to set up that they were calling..  ARGGGGHHH

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Had the internet, cable tv,and home phone service out for 2 days.  Cox Cable gave me a service window of 10-12 this morning, they finally showed up at 1:30.   Was a problem w/ a connection in the alley. again.   I managed to get by using my iPhone as a hot spot to connect my laptop and tabby to.

Looks like Cox Cable are a bunch of Dicks...you know...for making you wait that extra hour and a half.

 

But mostly, I just wanted to mention Cox and Dicks in the same sentence. :D

 

LoL...I do wonder if any of the cable services have good customer service. I had Comcast when I lived in Denver, they were fair... long ago I had Adelphia..had just moved in, they were coming out to set up the cable and phone..had a window, never showed up. I called them (on my cell), they said they had tried calling me to reschedule..it was the new number they were coming to set up that they were calling..  ARGGGGHHH

 

I wouldnt complain.

I am from Canada.

Alls we got up here for internet/phone/TV services is Bell, Rogers and Videotron.

 

I aint gonna start ranting about how expensive all these guys are nor how crappy their service is...I am in a nice serene place right about now...I dont want to leave the zen thingy I have got going on.  I do understand your frustrations though.

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This morning the son, I think he's about 25, called me up and started serious conversation RE buying my first car, which has been in storage now for 25 years. I have never advertised it, nor really evaluated what I would ask, tho I did throw out a number. He threw out a close counter-offer… and I am torn. LOT of sentimentality tied up in that car. Have to ponder deeply...

 

Well...........writing as someone who has sold a bunch of "sentimental" cars the last 2+ years ... if you don't HAVE to sell it ... & KNOW you want to keep it ... don't sell it.  You'll regret it.  I'm now having to consider the possibility of selling my 1979 & 1989 Caprice Classics ... which would absolutely throw me into a deep depression ... lol.

 

 

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1979 & 1989 Caprice Classics | pigValve, paceMaker, cowValve
"Isn't that the way they say it goes?" __ Jim Croce __ 'Operator'

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