I doubt that - we are not created to live in isolation. The instincts that cause us to seek out a mate are hard wired into us. We are not designed to live as hermits.This time around? ( Hum a few bars of "The Second Time around..." ) I'm fine by myself. Much to my surprise.
WestViking wrote:backhoe wrote:Thoughts...http://www.freedominion.com.pa/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=156340&p=1722438#p1722438I doubt that - we are not created to live in isolation. The instincts that cause us to seek out a mate are hard wired into us. We are not designed to live as hermits.This time around? ( Hum a few bars of "The Second Time around..." ) I'm fine by myself. Much to my surprise.
I believe you have found that you are not as lost and needy as you were after Helen's passing. You have more coping ability than you realized but the instincts remain and your interactions with MaryAnn are proof. You have pointed out that Helen and Emily had more differences than likenesses so you are not repeating the same attraction to a female; they are distinct and separate which is understandable and healthy.
RedDog wrote:I worked eight hours each of the holiday weekend days and was stunned by the number of people. I'm evidently out of touch. I recall a time when there wasn't a person in town on a summer long weekend. Of course I was gone myself so maybe the store was always like that.
I'm off today but may call in offering my services this evening and they'll beg me to work as they always do and it's not like I have anything better to do. You can basically have any shift you want around here they're so short of people. Today is likely to be worse because those who are out of town at the lake or in the mountains will be flooding back in, today being a holiday in lieu of Dominion Day falling on a Sunday.
I commented elsewhere that the fireworks last night, although sub par to any American town of ten thousand people, are getting better. Over the years they've generally been embarrassing. I wrote a letter to the editor one time suggesting they bring in an American to show them how it's done.
A derecho.http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/deadly-super-derecho-strikes-m/67383 I didn't even know that was a thing.
It's kind of like a circular storm except it's not circular -- it's a long (240 miles+) front of straight-line wind and rain.
14 PEPCO says it'll be 7 days to fully restore power to MD suburbs of DC.
RedDog wrote:I've been downsizing for what seems like forever and I still can't believe the "stuff" I have. One of the things has been books. Probably 200 gone now to assorted charities and seniors complexes. Nobody will buy them which is fine but a used book store 4 blocks away wouldn't take them for nothing. Maybe 300 more to go of which I'll keep the 70 or 80 that matter to me.
I'm also losing weight on the salad and fruit plan and some cloths I have are coming back into play. I have big walk-in closets so they aren't a space issue.
RedDog wrote:Yes, this bookstore said they can't accommodate any more books even for nothing. Nobody buys them and they can't be an indefinite storage and recycling warehouse for the neighbourhood. I expect that store is going to be short lived now.
We sell about 3 Kobo's or alternate brand readers a shift so probably 50 a week in our one store. Printed books are done almost as fast as newspapers and libraries. I just can't put books in a dumpster. I don't have the heart for that. The seniors lodges will take them. So far. Of course I have cargo limitations with a Smart car now so it doesn't happen overnight.
I took the Jeep stuffed with bags of cloths to the Salvation Army Thrift Store two trips when I flipped houses across the street 7 years ago and it's like I took nothing. How could I have had so much stuff? How does this happen?
RedDog wrote:Here's the place that services my Smart car - about the only place in town who can. They specialize in European cars. Here's an Aston Martin and a Bentley so about $600,000 in two cars. Make it $700,000 in three cars if you include the owner's X5M. You see the odd Ferrari here as well but it's mostly BMW's and Mercedes.
RedDog wrote:Yes, it was once an Esso (Exxon in the USA) station. It's walking distance to my house. Very specialized factory spec service, expensive synthetic fluids, etc. Not exactly cheap but less than my service was at Lone Star Mercedes-Benz in Calgary. There are more service bays to the right of that blue bin. It's larger than it looks.
There is neither a BMW or a Mercedes dealer in town but hundreds of the cars so Jerry here gets most of that work.
Happy Independence Day by the way.
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