Messages between Sylviag and Mac_Man

By Mac_Man on Jun 11, 2014 at 3:01 PM

No party, but I did some happy dancin'. :-) We've been here five years and never got too chummy-chummy with any of the neighbors. Most of them don't last too long. About the only people that were here when we moved in is the older Hispanic couple that live next door. WE say hello when we see each other, but that's about it. As for the poison, I'm greedy. I'll take them all. :-) Enjoy your road trip. Hope you have fun. I'll be warping in and out, so hope to catch you when I'm in this solar system. See you later.

By Sylviag on Jun 9, 2014 at 10:04 PM

You threw them a "Glad you're outta here" party of course :) We have made it a habit not to get too friendly with any neighbors becaue if there is a falling out, you're stuck with them. Just like to be on good neighbor talking terms. Sending you a bucket of ice with some chilled whiskey, or bourbon, or vodka or tequila - pick your poison :) Getting ready this week for our road trip. I know I will forget something, but not like we're going to the Himalayas - always a store nearby. TTYL

By Mac_Man on Jun 9, 2014 at 5:11 PM

Hiya. Yeah, I'm doing okay. More or less. :-) Finally got rid of those annoying neighbors. They moved out last week. Thank goodness. *throes confetti* The weather's been brutal. Hot and humid. Today's the first day it stormed in a while, but it didn't help. :-p Oh. I never heard of that game. I guess not having any kids around is the reason why. As long as their having fun, I guess that's what matters the most. Hope you're doing well. Been working screwy hours, so I haven't been here much. Catch you later.

By Sylviag on Jun 8, 2014 at 10:27 PM

Hiya, hope you had a good weekend and have a good week ahead. We watch girls play fast pitch all day (our gdau plays) and some of the odd rules they have for tournament play in that age bracket (13-15). For the first 3 innings they have a mercy rule where if a team gets 5 runs, the side is retired. I guess they figure if one team gets ahead by 20 points the other team is not going to have a lot of incentive to play :)

By Mac_Man on Jun 2, 2014 at 3:39 PM

Yes, there is. I miss it. And your right. The winter's up there are brutal. :-p That, I don't miss. The only time I ever "roughed it" was when I was in the service. About the only luxury item we had at some places were port-a-potties. Hardly a stay at the Ritz-Carlton. :-) I don't know how they crunch the numbers. I only hope they're right. But then again, all it takes is one to mess up your day. o_O Thanks. Have a good week yourself.

By Sylviag on Jun 1, 2014 at 10:48 PM

That's some pretty country up north. Last time we came back from Germany when I was 16 we flew into NY and picked up our car which had been shipped a month earler and drove to Ft. Lawton KS via the northern tier to include upstate NY and the Great Lakes which we had never seen before. I bet the winters are maybe not so much fun though :) We don't rough it anymore either and have a 20 foot RV. Did many, many yers of tenting so have paid my dues :) I did see on the news about the low hurricane number this year. Wonder what data they use to extrapolate that. Have a good week.

By Mac_Man on May 31, 2014 at 6:55 PM

Yeah, but I had stuff that needed to be done. Oh, well. I have more time off coming to me. Glad to hear you had a good time camping. I miss sitting around the fire. We did it when we were kids when my grandparents had their trailers. It wasn't a "roughing it" experience. We had electricity and running water, but it was out in the country, so there was that. Plus we got to take nice rides through western Massachusetts and upstate New York. Yeah, we've had bad storms every day this week practically. They're predicting a quiet 'cane season this year, but that remains to be seen. It's been ten years since we got hit hard. Hope you're doing okay. Catch you later.

By Sylviag on May 30, 2014 at 9:46 PM

Doing nothing is a good thing. Time to recharge the batteries and just be lazy cuz you want to be. We went cmaping over Memorial Day weekend with family and friends on a high mountainlake Was really beautful. Still getting rid of the camp fire smell :) Are you getting hit by that rain deluge? Looks like it was hitting the north part hard. And Ihear it is the official start of hurricane season - oh joy. Hoping no really bad ones this year.

By Mac_Man on May 29, 2014 at 2:48 PM

Not long enough. o_O I didn't want to go back. Not much happened. My only real plans were quashed. I was supposed to go see Godzilla with one of my friends, but he bailed on me with no explanation. S'alright, though. It's not like this never happened before. :-/ So, how are you doing?

By Sylviag on May 28, 2014 at 11:37 PM

How was vacay?

By Mac_Man on May 17, 2014 at 7:40 PM

Thanks. I'm going to try. Don't have any money to go anywhere, but that's alright. Thanks for the juju as well. :-) I'll be passing by this way soon. Until then, all ahead one-quarter impulse power. :-) TTYL.

By Sylviag on May 16, 2014 at 10:11 PM

Have a grand time off! You deserve it. You're all fueled up; I added some high test good juju. The docking port is always open for you :)

By Mac_Man on May 16, 2014 at 3:07 PM

*drops out of high warp and goes into standard orbit* Ohai, there. :-) Yeah, I'm off next week. The only caveat is I've got to work tomorrow. :-p Thanks. I was supposed to go today, but my friend I'm going with had to work and he's going to be tied up all weekend. Hopefully we get to go one day next week. I'm dying to see it. Honestly, I don't mind the suit. I'm just glad he looks like what he's looked like for years, more or less. Unlike *ahem* 1998 *ahem* *ahem*. :-) Muchas gracias. I try. Haven't been here much to do more. I've got too much going on here and I haven't felt funny lately. Hopefully I get to recharge my funny batteries. Glad to hear you're enjoying the new greenhouse. It looks awesome. Well, just got new orders, so I'll be warping back out. I'll be passing by this system again soon, so until then, Live Long And Make It So. :-) TTYL.

By Sylviag on May 15, 2014 at 9:47 PM

Hello, long time no chat. Got your msg at KSO. Hope your time off happened and your lolling around with a glass in hand :) Did you go see the new Godzilla yet? Looks visually awesome but I like the old B&W herky jerky guy myself :) Some great LOLs you got there. I espeically like "Angel." We're eating lettuce from the greenouse. Everything is going and growing great. Long time no see hugz

By Mac_Man on Apr 7, 2014 at 3:44 PM

I hate assembling stuff. When it comes to electronics, I can pretty much fly blind and rarely if ever reference the instructions. Other stuff, forget it. The only thing I'm good at doing that is swearing like a sailor. :-) Yeah, they are. But the great thing about that is I don't have to study them. I just have to stand there pushing buttons and looking pretty. :-) Yeah, hopefully we can get there next month. I want to go before it gets too hot and humid. I react to that like I do extreme cold and dampness. Do not want. :-) Fanks kindly. Have a good one yourself. Catch you later.

By Sylviag on Apr 7, 2014 at 9:05 AM

Well, I did have to be gofer and hang onto stuff while he assembled and we both had to interpret the instructions. I have never had to write a technical instruction booklet so I can imagine it is not easy. Some parts were very confusing and had us scratching our heads but we muddled through somehow. Of course the tech manuals for the USS Enterprise would be way more difficult :) It's all done except for the roof panels which we will put on today. I do love zoos and aquariums as long as they are well thought out for the comfort of the animals. and well maintainted. It is the only opportunity for many of us to see so many different species. Hope you can do that next month. This week is supposed to be warm and sunny up to 70 so looking forward to spending time outside. Take care of youself and be well.

By Mac_Man on Apr 5, 2014 at 5:55 PM

You got that right. :-) Unfortunately, that's one of the hazards of living in the area, I suppose. I agree with you that some people would have flipped their wigs if they were told they had to move. I'd rather relocate than lose my life or cause somebody else to. Things are replaceable. People are not. Hope you had a fun visit with your friends. I kind of figured you were busy. Oh, so you're letting hubby assemble the greenhouse. You're a brave, brave woman. :-) JK Things have been okay here, more or less. We were supposed to go to the zoo today, but had to put the kibosh on that because something else came up. No biggies, though. There's always next month. Other than that, not much happening. Had to avoid a Dominion patrol and had a couple of fly-bys by some Borg cubes, but other than that, nothing new to report here. Have a good one. :-) TTYL.

By Sylviag on Apr 4, 2014 at 7:52 PM

Now there is a myth for sure :) Had some friends visit last few days so not been on. Even if we were still living in WA, the mudslide was far north of us. So tragic I fear that some people will never be found. That area had failed before a few years ago and some scientific types predicted it would again. But one of those things that if the authorities told everyone they had to move away from there because there might be another landslide they would have flipped them off. Someone will no doubt bring a lawsuit. We hd 4 nches o snow the other night - I am so over the snow stuf. BUt the days have been getting warmer and I am assured that Spring will ndeed come to the High Desert some day. We had a greenhouse kit delivered which we will attempt to put together :) We have detailed written instrucitons and a DVD. My part will just holding bits and pieces in place for Bryan. How are things in your sector?

By Mac_Man on Apr 2, 2014 at 3:26 PM

See? See what you started? :-)

By Mac_Man on Mar 25, 2014 at 5:33 PM

I do my best. :-) You may be right, but I didn't have much trouble understanding my sister's kids when they were younger. They say kids have their own language anyways, so who am I to disagree. Yeah, I need to sharpen them from time to time. :-) The weather here hasn't been too bad, though it rained last night/early this morning and it's supposed to be in the 40's tonight. I can believe it. It's very windy and I could feel the temperature difference even before the sun set. No complaints about the rain, though. We still need it despite the fact that we had a very wet summer. Glad to hear you're getting to spend some time out in the great outdoors. Are you anywhere near where those mudslides I've been hearing about in the news. Pretty scary stuff. Thanks for the bottle of cheer. Sending some back your way via warp carrier. :-) I'm working a screwy schedule again this week, so I'll be on here sporadically. Hope you're doing well. TTFN & LLAP. :-)

By Sylviag on Mar 24, 2014 at 11:11 PM

Glad you op in ann unleash some of your humor :) I do find little kids hard to understand - even when my gkids were young I was always "Huh?" I think oyuhave to be the parent with that bond and constant interaction. Well, McM without his fangs just would not be right!. We've had some beautiful Spring ays and I've been doing some gardening. Or rather clearing aras for a flower garden as I am starting from scratch here. Sending you a bottle of cheer :)

By Mac_Man on Mar 15, 2014 at 4:49 PM

What can I say? I'm an enigma wrapped up in a mystery. :-) Glad to hear you got some R&R away from all the technological distractions. It's good to get away from it all once in a while. Yeah, he's talking more, but it's still somewhat gibberish. Maybe that's because we aren't around him enough to understand what he's saying. Thanks. :-) I hope I get it or there will be hell to pay. I'm ready to burn out here and no good will come from that. >_< He just turned 22 in February. He lives close by, but we don't get to see him that much because both he and his fiancee work odd hours and neither one of them are driving right now. Thanks for the filing. It helped a lot. Now all I need to do is get de-fanged. :-)

By Sylviag on Mar 15, 2014 at 10:23 AM

Hiya McM, would not have pictured you as an Aunty Tabby kinda guy - but there ya go :) Yeah, doing very wel now that we've had a week's break from everything. DIdn't turn on the computer, TV or read a newspaper. Figured the motel manager would let us know if the world was on the brink of extinction ) Wow - 3! I bet he is talking up a storm. Yay on 10 days off for you and that's not too far off now. That wil be cool for them to visit. How old is your nephew that is getting married? I take it he lives fairly close to you? Took a little nail file of mine and smoothed those edges down for you :)

By Mac_Man on Mar 7, 2014 at 5:45 PM

Thanks kindly. :-) Yeah, I plan on taking 10 days off in May. Me and a friend of mine are planning on going to see the new Godzilla movie the day it comes out. Hence the gator pic. :-) He's doing good. Hard to believe he's going to be 3 this month. I talked to my niece on Sunday and told her one night on the weekend when we're not busy, I want to Skype them so my mother can see him. They'll be down in October for my youngest nephew's wedding. They were supposed to come down for Easter, but they just moved to Jersey and the finances are a little tight. Just popping in and out tonight. This was a shitty week and I'm a little on edge right now. Hope you and yours are doing well. TTYL.

By Sylviag on Mar 6, 2014 at 10:09 PM

LOL on Godzilla and Gilligan. TIme for a vacay for you soon - got any leave time coming? How is your nephew doing - must be growing like crazy.

By Mac_Man on Mar 2, 2014 at 5:49 PM

At least you had something enjoyable to do. Me? It was work, work, work. :-p I still have a bit of a cough, but the worst has passed. Lord knows I wasn't getting the rest my body desperately craved and needed. That's why it took me so long to shake it. Have fun on your 3-day. Sounds like fun. I'd love to go for a long walk on the beach. Yeah, I've been following the news. Crazy, crazy everywhere. Other than that, not much else going on. This will be another crazy week, schedule-wise. Hopefully I'll catch you again. Have a good one. TTYL & LLAP.

By Sylviag on Mar 2, 2014 at 5:01 PM

Ouch :) Hiya, good to hear from you. Been busy here too with family stuff and wachd a lot of the Olympics so not been on here as much as I would like to be. Hope you are back on the road to health and your sinuses have stopped banging your head into a pulp. The state of world affairs, still sucks, the sun still rises and sets, and Spring is still a long ways away but life is good. That's about it from my end :) Weare planning to go to the ocean for 3 day this coming weekend and that is always so rejuvenating. Inbetween working and health, have you had time to do something fun?

By Mac_Man on Mar 1, 2014 at 4:45 PM

*poke, poke* *nudge, nudge* Just popping in to say hi. Haven't been here much this week. Hope you're doing well.

By Mac_Man on Feb 8, 2014 at 5:06 PM

Funny. That's where I started using all the nawty words. :-) Thanks. I finally gave up around 11. I was falling asleep in my chair. I managed enough strength to haul my ass to bed. I didn't even bother turning off the light. I was that tired. I dragged myself out of bed around quarter to seven this morning only because I had to make a run to the potty. I laid down for a bit around 10:00 and fell asleep in my chair again shortly before one. The rest helped, but I still feel lousy. My sinuses feel like there's an elephant tap dancing on my face. :-p I'll be popping some cold medicine in a bit and hope I stay awake long enough to rub myself in. Hope you're doing well. TTYL.

By Sylviag on Feb 7, 2014 at 5:03 PM

Grew up around Army so I can take the language :) Hoping you are tucked away in slumber land to get some much needed rest. All good here aside from a foot or snow of snow which I will admire from inside thank you very much, Take care of yourself.