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Offline Mrs. Zog

Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #10080 on: September 09, 2020, 02:28:02 pm »
Mrs Zog found a before pic of the kitchen that she took before we moved in...

Actually it was from the realtor company when we bought the house...  8)
 

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #10081 on: September 10, 2020, 03:32:27 am »
I need to give my new bakkie a name.

I only name vehicles that I really love.

It's a charcoal grey Chev Colorado.

Come guys, help me out here....  :sip:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #10082 on: September 10, 2020, 05:13:54 am »
That is one sexy bakkie!
“Smokey” ?

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« Reply #10083 on: September 10, 2020, 06:40:50 am »
Smokey and the Bandit! Has a nice ring to it!

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #10084 on: September 10, 2020, 07:27:09 am »
Remember the jingle:
"We love braaivleis, rugby, sunny skies and Chevrolet..."

The charcoal grey is the braaivleis.
Florida has sunny skies.
You have a Chevrolet.
The only thing missing is...

RUGBY !
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #10085 on: September 10, 2020, 07:51:57 am »
Charka (after charcoal) ....... or Shaka (sounds like Charka but has a Zulu name - like a warrior)

Oh never mind me - I'm just talking kak here  :imaposer:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #10086 on: September 10, 2020, 08:16:47 am »
Charka is good...  :thumleft:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #10087 on: September 10, 2020, 09:45:22 am »
@Mr Zog - "Mofasa"  -  e.g. fasa - I made the "move" and a bit of your African heritage (the Lion). Congratulations on the stunning truck.
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #10088 on: September 10, 2020, 10:32:40 am »
@Mr Zog - "Mofasa"  -  e.g. fasa - I made the "move" and a bit of your African heritage (the Lion). Congratulations on the stunning truck.

Brilliant!!!!  :thumleft:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #10089 on: September 10, 2020, 12:10:01 pm »
say it again...


mofasa

say it again
 

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #10090 on: September 10, 2020, 01:41:18 pm »
skorokoro

Or

AMA-toot-toot.




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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #10091 on: September 10, 2020, 01:46:04 pm »
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #10092 on: September 10, 2020, 06:26:11 pm »
Some Thursday cuteness for you.
 

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #10093 on: September 10, 2020, 07:33:42 pm »
The Zog-Mobile  :peepwall:


PS: I'm glad to see you are able to find proper braaisout in Trumpland  :deal:   :thumleft:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #10094 on: September 11, 2020, 06:58:41 am »
Some Thursday cuteness for you.

What did Maggie say?
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #10095 on: September 12, 2020, 02:33:20 am »
She didn't see it.

Big excitement this morning though. When Mr. Zog opened the door to let Sammy out to pee (it was still dark), Mr. Zog let out a startled squeal and jumped. Turns out a frog dropped on his foot. The frog made a giant leap inside and disappeared under the sofa. We haven't seen him since. Watch this space...  ;D

A couple of years ago, in the previous house, I was outside with my morning coffee when a frog jumped from the gutter onto my head. Scared the daylights out of me. Ever since then, we call them "assault frogs."  ;D

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #10096 on: September 12, 2020, 04:57:35 am »
She didn't see it.

Big excitement this morning though. When Mr. Zog opened the door to let Sammy out to pee (it was still dark), Mr. Zog let out a startled squeal and jumped. Turns out a frog dropped on his foot. The frog made a giant leap inside and disappeared under the sofa. We haven't seen him since. Watch this space...  ;D

A couple of years ago, in the previous house, I was outside with my morning coffee when a frog jumped from the gutter onto my head. Scared the daylights out of me. Ever since then, we call them "assault frogs."  ;D

Finished today:

Book 24 of 2020: Red Earth - Tony Park

I just got this image of frogs in skin-tight black suits with dark glasses and beanies, rappelling down the windows from the gutters, to the tune of a Mission Impossible/James Bond theme song... ok so maybe 4.5hrs sleep is not enough!

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #10097 on: September 12, 2020, 09:50:06 pm »
As jy dom is moet jy kak.

In English, if you are stupid you must suffer.

That was me on Friday  :xxbah:

The day started off just fine. I had 8 jobs on my schedule for the day, and I had loaded up a whole lot of supplies for the day as well (23 x 40lb bags of salt, 3 x 5 gallon buckets of hydrogen peroxide, and 11 x 2.5 gallon jugs of chlorine. My van was loaded!

I finished off the first job, and was almost done with the second one. I had reversed my van up the driveway to get better access to the back doors, and on the one side there was a lot of bushes right up against the side of the van. While walking back past the van to the back doors, instead of walking around the van on the clear side, I just took the short-cut and ducked under the bushes against the side of the van.

Just as I was clear of the bushes I lifted up my head again, and slammed it full-tilt against the back door hinge where it protrudes out past the side of the van.  :eek7:

I immediately knew that it wasn't good, and before I could walk around the (safe side) of the van to the door mirror to take a look my left eye was full of blood.  :lamer:

I grabbed my sweat towel off the seat and held good pressure against the wound, then I took a quick look in the mirror.

Eish. Full depth, right down to my bone-head skull  :eek7:

Then the blood flowed again, so I kept the pressure on with my towel while I got a band-aid out from my first aid kit. Getting the band aid unwrapped with one hand was interesting until I just ripped the wrapper off with my teeth. Then I quickly took the towel away and put the band aid on the wound, then strapped the band aid tight with electrical insulation tape around my head. Bleeding stopped  :biggrin:  It pays to be an ex-paramedic  :peepwall:  :imaposer:

I put my stuff away, closed up the van and drove to the nearest Urgent Care facility (like a Medi Cross in SA). On the way I called my boss and told him what had happened, he was really cool about it, told me to use my company credit card to pay the medical bill, and offered to take the rest of my jobs for the day. I told him I thought I would be fine, but would let him know.

At the Urgent Care they unwrapped my wound, and it had stopped bleeding. (the Urgent Care was a 25 minute drive from where I was working). See pic below of the wound after they had washed away all the old blood and kak...



Then they put in 3 stitches and covered it with a new band aid  8)



Then I went back to work, and knocked out the remaining 6 jobs on my schedule, as well as two others that were added during the course of the day.  :ricky:

But by 16h30 I was sitting with a bad headache, so I called it a day and headed home.

The bill at the Urgent care for putting in 3 stiches, and I got a new Tetanus shot, was $384.00  :eek7:

So at todays exchange rate that would be R6 432.00  :eek7: :eek7: :eek7:

I told you that medical expenses here are high  :peepwall: :sip:

Today it is feeling much better, the band aid sweated off yesterday already, now I am just leaving it open to stay dry and heal  :thumleft:



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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #10098 on: September 12, 2020, 11:22:12 pm »
As jy nie kyk nie gaan jy kak...
Sorrie pal!  :sip:

Hope you get well soon, MrZ.

My bike club arranges First Aid courses for members.
We always focus on using whatever is to hand if you haven't got the strictly medical stuff.
Paper towel, serviettes, cling wrap, duct tape, insulation tape, tampons, sanitary pads, etc.
all can work well when you have to fix wounds next to the road until the paramedics arrive.
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #10099 on: September 13, 2020, 01:47:17 am »
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I just got this image of frogs in skin-tight black suits with dark glasses and beanies, rappelling down the windows from the gutters, to the tune of a Mission Impossible/James Bond theme song... ok so maybe 4.5hrs sleep is not enough!

Those are ninja frogs. Related to the Teenage Mutant Turtles.

Assault frogs wear woodland camo.