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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #6880 on: February 07, 2019, 10:47:32 am »
Thank you Gary,

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #6881 on: February 08, 2019, 03:15:19 am »
Thank you Gary,

Flags and targets landed from Lee along with wheels she got me sent out.




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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #6882 on: February 08, 2019, 05:29:59 am »
Mr Zog, is Waldo  Fl close to you, I see the the world mini des nations is held there, its is old guys on vmx 80cc,  on 1 to 3 march,  check out sunshine state vintage mx club for info, saw the pics on fb looks quite fun :thumleft:
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« Reply #6883 on: February 10, 2019, 10:54:57 pm »
Thanks Mr Zog! Packaged arrived safe and sound!

 

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #6884 on: February 11, 2019, 02:25:49 am »
Thanks Mr Zog! Packaged arrived safe and sound!



My pleasure silvrav  :thumleft:  :ricky:


now you just gotta hope I didn't hack your Dots so I can "control" your new home...  :pot:  :peepwall:  :imaposer:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #6885 on: February 11, 2019, 02:50:39 am »
So I got a long weekend.

But not under the circumstances I would have liked.


I left for Lakeland just after 4am on Wednesday morning, worked two very full days of hectic physical labour, and finally got home around 8pm Thursday evening. On the drive home I started feeling a scratchiness in my throat...

I went to bed around 10pm, and woke at around midnight, freezing cold and shivering uncontrollably. It wasn't cold outside either, probably around 18 degrees C, so I got up and put on a tracksuit pants, long sleeved t-shirt, and a fleece top. Then I added a thick woollen blanket to the second duvet on the bed. I didn't get much more sleep after that, coughing up a lung, feeling like I had been hit by a bus, and constantly cold. When 6am rolled around and I was supposed to be up for work I was sitting upright in my lazy-boy just trying to stop coughing. My head felt like I was outside my body, like I had cotton-wool in my head.

There was no way I could go to work. I was close to death. You see...


I had gotten the deadly MAN FLU  :eek7:

I called in sick, and after a hot shower that finally warmed me up I went back to bed where I slept for another few hours. Around 2pm I finally managed to drag myself out of bed again, and Mrs Zog took me to the urgent care (like a MediCross back in SA). I guess I must have looked like shit, because they gave me an injection in my butt (the nurse was flippen CUTE  >:D ) and a whole bunch of good-shit drugs, including antibiotics for the cough, anti-virals for the flu, steroids for something else, and cough muti.

Back home I went back to bed and continued to suffer...  :peepwall:

Saturday morning I did feel a bit better, but because I am such an awesome guy I just had to share it with Mrs Zog.  8)   She was starting to get the same symptoms I had, so she took herself off to the urgent care before it also really hit her too bad. Obviously they didn't think she had it as badly as I did, because all they gave her was a dose of the anti-virals like I got, and some more cough muti.

See, I told you the MAN FLU was way worse than what women get :pot:  :peepwall:

Today (Sunday) I was already a lot better. The cough is controllable, and the fever and joint pain is gone, and my head is almost clear. But I have absolutely no energy. Mrs Zog is suffering quietly, but also starting to feel a bit better.

This flu is a really bad one, it has been many years since a flu flattened me like this, if ever. But tomorrow I'll be back at work, albeit requesting lighter duty for a day or two. No work, no pay. That's a bad thing. Especially when the budget is already stretched wafer thin.


I did spend some time in my workshop today, but basically just tidied up a bit, rearranged some kak, and made a back-shield for the bench grinder. And this evening I went and got us some Chinese takeout for supper, because neither of us has really eaten since Thursday, and neither felt much like cooking either. Let the MSG do it's thing  :lol8:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #6886 on: February 11, 2019, 03:01:29 am »
Mr Zog, is Waldo  Fl close to you, I see the the world mini des nations is held there, its is old guys on vmx 80cc,  on 1 to 3 march,  check out sunshine state vintage mx club for info, saw the pics on fb looks quite fun :thumleft:

Waldo is around 4 hours north west of me. I googled the event up and it looks like a lot of fun, but I don't think I'm going to be able to attend unfortunately.

But definitely I would like to attend some of their events (as a spectator) after I finally manage to get my bike from wherethefuckarewe in Arizona. He was extremely kind enough to put my old XL500S into his container with all of his old bikes that he shipped over from SA a couple of months ago. Now I just need to get the time and money together to do a road trip to Arizona (around 3 days drive each way) with my truck (bakkie) so I can go get it. Right now Mrs Zog and I are looking at possibly in July or September...

Thanks for the heads-up DR BIG  :thumleft:  :ricky:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #6887 on: February 11, 2019, 03:08:40 am »
Hack away mr Zog...I can use it to get plumbing advice  :deal:

And remember, when once is sick you also have beer goggles, so that cute nurse might not have been cute  :imaposer:

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #6888 on: February 11, 2019, 05:05:47 pm »
Eish, sorry to hear about the flue Zogs!!

Try to boost the immune system a bit with vitamins C and zinc
 

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #6889 on: February 12, 2019, 07:25:39 am »
And ginger - fresh ginger - cut a slice or two and put it in your black rooibos tea - works wonders.
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #6890 on: February 14, 2019, 02:00:32 am »
And ginger - fresh ginger - cut a slice or two and put it in your black rooibos tea - works wonders.

Ginger  :eek7:


and rooibos  :eek7:  :eek7:


Jirre people, what happened to the "proper" home remedies like "polisie koffie", hot toddies, and similar stuff?

ginga and pinkbossie will kill you man  :deal:  :pot:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #6891 on: February 14, 2019, 02:02:47 am »
I'm feeling a lot better.

Still have a nasty cough, but the worst is the total lack of stamina. I feel like a flippen old fart man...  :lol8:


But getting a little stronger each day.  :thumleft:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #6892 on: February 14, 2019, 02:35:43 am »
I'm feeling a lot better.

Still have a nasty cough, but the worst is the total lack of stamina. I feel like a flippen old fart man...  :lol8:


But getting a little stronger each day.  :thumleft:

That's not the man flu's fault  :peepwall: :imaposer:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #6893 on: February 14, 2019, 07:56:40 am »
I'm feeling a lot better.

Still have a nasty cough, but the worst is the total lack of stamina. I feel like a flippen old fart man...  :lol8:


But getting a little stronger each day.  :thumleft:

Gary, the answer is SPINACH, yes that green stuff, just look at Popeye.......  :peepwall:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #6894 on: February 14, 2019, 08:03:41 am »
And ginger - fresh ginger - cut a slice or two and put it in your black rooibos tea - works wonders.

Ginger  :eek7:


and rooibos  :eek7:  :eek7:


Jirre people, what happened to the "proper" home remedies like "polisie koffie", hot toddies, and similar stuff?

ginga and pinkbossie will kill you man  :deal:  :pot:

 :imaposer: glad you're getting better!
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #6895 on: February 14, 2019, 09:39:53 am »
Gary, the answer is SPINACH, yes that green stuff, just look at Popeye.......  :peepwall:

Are you sure that is wise? I mean those growths on his forearms can't be healthy  :deal:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #6896 on: February 15, 2019, 02:47:46 am »
I think I am getting stronger.

Today I got home after work and did the weed eating and mowed the grass before it got too dark.  :ricky:

Tomorrow is Friday, but I'm "on call" again this weekend. My colleague who was supposed to be on call got a pair of tickets to the Daytona 500, so I was asked to stand in. Maybe I can go fishing again next weekend...  :sip:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #6897 on: February 15, 2019, 05:42:09 am »
When I feel like you are feeling, I take 4-5 x 500mg Vitamin C tablets spread out during the day.
When we need it, we only absorb VitC as and it is available so one big dose won't cut it.

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #6898 on: February 15, 2019, 06:03:07 am »
When I feel like you are feeling, I take 4-5 x 500mg Vitamin C tablets spread out during the day.

similar experience with cocaine.
if not 100% perky in the AM,  order 5 grams.
1st one cut in half.
1 line as thick like a python,  repeat in 30 mins.
spread the other 4 grams over the day.
with the python sized pick-me-uppers for brekkie you should be fine with maintenance lines for the rest of the day.
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #6899 on: February 19, 2019, 07:12:02 am »
Miss your posts Mr Zog - please don't tell me you took that cocaine advice  :imaposer:
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