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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #9840 on: July 26, 2020, 04:50:14 pm »
Gallstones... a different kettle of fish altogether. Thought I was going to pass out behind the wheel one morning. Fortunately managed to get the car off the road and sat hunched over the steering wheel for about 10 minutes until the pain subsided. Removal was called for... two stones the size of marbles, and a teaspoonful of "crusher grit". Fourteen years later and going well

You are scaring me. When I had my last cancer scan they found 3 gallstones... I have no idea I had them... :o

Back in the 1980's one of my german colleagues got into hospital for a large gallstone, one of the biggest they had seen, less than a month later our Austrian boss in for the same thing, but this time the size of a pigeons egg apparently. Weird timing.
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #9841 on: July 27, 2020, 01:54:51 am »
All I can say is thank fuck I haven't had any gallstones.                Yet.                      :sip:     :o


This weekend flew by. Why is that? The week days seem to drag on forever, then the weekend is over in a flash. Two ticks and a buck-fuck... poof. Gone.  :xxbah:

Oh well, at least I made some more progress on the pontoons. Mrs Zog says they resemble two massive Toblerones. I can see why...  :lol8:





I got both of them to the stage where they are now fully sealed up, and properly stuck together. Then I mixed up the special brown mix and used some fiberglass cloth to seal up the wood and double-seal the seams of the top-section. When that is properly dry I will sand the edges back and flip them over and do the same to the bottoms. Then they will be ready to take to the water, waterproof and strong as can be.  :thumleft:









I'm really hoping I can get all that done this week after work, so that next weekend I can take the boat out for a test-ride....  :deal:

Today I also gave myself and Mrs Zog haircuts, I had a shave, Maggie had a bath (Sammy said he was clean enough  8)  ), and I braaied a couple of small steaks that I got as Walmart.

I did go fishing for a very short while earlier, but it was so hot (over 40 degrees) that I didn't stay long. I did manage to get one small Bass, so not a complete waste of time  O0

I also got a reminder pic on my phone about a pic I took 3 years ago. This must have been when I was getting the old kayak ready to sell it. Fond memories!  :biggrin:



Ok, back to work tomorrow... Thanks for reading y'all. Stay safe  :thumleft:

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #9842 on: July 27, 2020, 02:01:14 am »
This happened earlier in the week. Nature art: "Rainbow at Sunrise with Banana in Foreground."

Also, Maggie trying hard for a second cookie.
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #9843 on: July 27, 2020, 07:07:28 am »
Mr Zog, you need to paint them a lighter colour. The lighter they are the better they will float >:Db

You are obviously feeling better, you got a lot done.
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #9844 on: July 27, 2020, 08:47:02 am »
Thought of you when I saw this pic.
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #9845 on: July 27, 2020, 10:38:03 am »
Animals are just special!
I completely agree.
My wife got me a pup against my wishes, somehow it has healed a part of me that I didn't know was broken.
This is absolute gold, so true  :thumleft:


Thanks for all the posts Zog's, many of us listen to your radio station but, don't phone in  ;)

The projected area of the pontoon may still create a sizeable wake, I think you were going to lift up the bows of the pontoons when traveling on the plane? this will also lessen the load on the spars when crossing other wakes, looking forward to the water trials  :thumleft:

Keep posting, thanks again
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #9846 on: July 27, 2020, 02:48:41 pm »
Remember I told you that I'm branching out from biochemistry and molecular biology to work in other areas of science?

For the last few weeks, I've been getting some work in the field of energy science, so I've been learning about lithium-ion batteries, natural gas, and solar and wind power and the relevant energy storage systems. It's interesting but challenging because I've never done work in energy science before.

I'm also getting the occasional assignment for archaeology, which I really find incredibly interesting!

Onward and upward!

Have a great start to the week, everyone!
 

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #9847 on: July 27, 2020, 02:56:57 pm »
Remember I told you that I'm branching out from biochemistry and molecular biology to work in other areas of science?

For the last few weeks, I've been getting some work in the field of energy science, so I've been learning about lithium-ion batteries, natural gas, and solar and wind power and the relevant energy storage systems. It's interesting but challenging because I've never done work in energy science before.

I'm also getting the occasional assignment for archaeology, which I really find incredibly interesting!

Onward and upward!

Have a great start to the week, everyone!

Enjoy the science Mrs Zog, I saw one of our brochures the other day, the Group are involved in energy storage using "Liquid Air", a new one for me.  :thumleft:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #9848 on: July 27, 2020, 03:32:23 pm »
Remember I told you that I'm branching out from biochemistry and molecular biology to work in other areas of science?

For the last few weeks, I've been getting some work in the field of energy science, so I've been learning about lithium-ion batteries, natural gas, and solar and wind power and the relevant energy storage systems. It's interesting but challenging because I've never done work in energy science before.

I'm also getting the occasional assignment for archaeology, which I really find incredibly interesting!

Onward and upward!

Have a great start to the week, everyone!




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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #9849 on: July 27, 2020, 04:37:36 pm »
You know, I enjoy learning new stuff, even though sometimes I find it really difficult. And energy science isn't a field I would have chosen as a first option... BUT:

I still have a job in these uncertain times, which is f*cking fantastic. I've been offered the chance to take on extra work and branch out into other science. I think it's just wise to take every chance to learn more and make myself as valuable as possible.

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #9850 on: July 27, 2020, 05:15:34 pm »
But, enough science.

8 years ago today I married Mr. Zog in Pretoria.

Thank you for the best 8 years, it's been a rollercoaster ride, and never boring!

I love you to the moon and back!

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #9851 on: July 27, 2020, 05:30:59 pm »
Heartiest congrats to the both of you. Here's to plenty more.
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #9852 on: July 27, 2020, 06:08:07 pm »
Heaps of congrats to Mr Zog and his wonderful polymath!!!  May the next 8 years be even better! And then double down on the next 16, etc.   :biggrin:
 
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #9853 on: July 27, 2020, 06:52:37 pm »
Remember I told you that I'm branching out from biochemistry and molecular biology to work in other areas of science?

For the last few weeks, I've been getting some work in the field of energy science, so I've been learning about lithium-ion batteries, natural gas, and solar and wind power and the relevant energy storage systems. It's interesting but challenging because I've never done work in energy science before.

I'm also getting the occasional assignment for archaeology, which I really find incredibly interesting!

Onward and upward!

Have a great start to the week, everyone!

Enjoy the science Mrs Zog, I saw one of our brochures the other day, the Group are involved in energy storage using "Liquid Air", a new one for me.  :thumleft:

For interest.

https://ease-storage.eu/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/EASE_TD_Mechanical_LAES.pdf
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #9854 on: July 28, 2020, 05:59:52 am »
Rather late than never. :peepwall:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #9855 on: July 28, 2020, 06:24:56 am »
8 years ago today I married Mr. Zog in Pretoria.

Happy Anniversary you two...  :hello2: :blob10: :wav: :wave:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #9856 on: July 28, 2020, 06:45:57 am »
COngratulations! I enjoy reading about your relationship, even though I do not know you at all! May there be many many many more!
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #9857 on: July 28, 2020, 09:26:32 am »
Well done you two!
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #9858 on: July 28, 2020, 05:01:34 pm »
Oki doki then.

Looks like the first hurricane/tropical storm is on the way for us. Right now the spaghetti plots show it heading straight for us. Still too early to tell what will develop - might be big, might fizzle out. Right now it's called INVEST 92L. If it develops further, it will be tropical storm Isaias, possible turn into a hurricane.

(Spaghetti plots is the nickname given to the computer models that show potential tropical cyclone paths. When shown together, the individual model tracks can somewhat resemble strands of spaghetti.)

BUT... seeing as the season is in full swing, we will do all the necessary and be prepared... you never know. Remember Dorian last year? They said it was going to fizzle out early on. It devastated the Bahamas.

Happy Hurricane Season!  :biggrin:

 

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #9859 on: July 28, 2020, 05:02:48 pm »
I like your sense of humor. Congrats to your anniversary.

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