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I'd say go home, Thee, but NJ's even colder!
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Why is Florida being so cold? It dropped down into the 30s Fahrenheit two nights in a row and my office doesn't have working heat so I am wearing my leather jacket all day long...
I'm tempted to say you should ask your Presidential advisers about the confusion about 'Global Warming', but this may only get you a political diatribe.
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I just found out my motorbike has a new owner. Perhaps it was real love—a garage door, the steering lock and a thick chain couldn’t stop them from running away together. Who needs keys these days...

I wish my bike many miles of cruising in the sun—the new owner, not so much…
Just got a police-call. They found a motorbike that matched the description. More or less... Frame numbers were filed off, the whole thing (at least the parts that were still there) was painted black.

They sent some pictures and I wish I could tell them that it isn't mine... It's insurance-property now; I wonder how they'll handle this.
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It's Twelfth Night, the traditional time to take down Christmas decorations. I've just boxed all the lights and put them back in the loft until next Christmas. I went downstairs for a reviving cup of coffee and found a small set of battery operated lights.

They can wait until tomorrow!
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It's Twelfth Night, the traditional time to take down Christmas decorations. I've just boxed all the lights and put them back in the loft until next Christmas. I went downstairs for a reviving cup of coffee and found a small set of battery operated lights.

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Just got a police-call. They found a motorbike that matched the description. More or less... Frame numbers were filed off, the whole thing (at least the parts that were still there) was painted black.

They sent some pictures and I wish I could tell them that it isn't mine... It's insurance-property now; I wonder how they'll handle this.
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Is it worth it ?
I don't know what is going to happen now. I got the call from the police on Friday evening, so perhaps somewhere next week the Insurers will contact me too.

In my opinion, the motorbike is total loss (value-wise). They took off all the side covers and the mirrors, there is a huge dent in the fuel tank, the fenders are missing, and everything is painted in black.

I do think that, technically, the motorbike it is still okay (but I've only seen some pictures), and I have to admit that the brute look does have some appeal; it's more like a mean looking dirt bike now, instead of the good-looking all-road it used to be. I wouldn't feel bad about taking such a bike off the paved roads into the mud. It would be nice to have such a bike for fun, but I'd rather keep the insurance-money I received.
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I don't know what is going to happen now. I got the call from the police on Friday evening, so perhaps somewhere next week the Insurers will contact me too.

In my opinion, the motorbike is total loss (value-wise). They took off all the side covers and the mirrors, there is a huge dent in the fuel tank, the fenders are missing, and everything is painted in black.

I do think that, technically, the motorbike it is still okay (but I've only seen some pictures), and I have to admit that the brute look does have some appeal; it's more like a mean looking dirt bike now, instead of the good-looking all-road it used to be. I wouldn't feel bad about taking such a bike off the paved roads into the mud. It would be nice to have such a bike for fun, but I'd rather keep the insurance-money I received.
The insurance company most likely considers it a total loss also. They will pay you the value of the bike or rather what they consider the value of the bike. Buying it back as salvage is a whole other story and can be really cheap. I've done this on bikes that i saw on the police recovery lists. As long as the rims are true and the motor runs, it usually doesn't take much to get it street legal again. Even with a salvage title there is money to be made or even a fun bike to ride as you can customize it as you like.

As for the dent in the tank. All it takes to repair is a steel ball that will go in through the filler neck and some patience while you flip the tank around and pop the dent out from the inside. A little dolly hammering and some bondo and paint after that.

I've doubled my money on most of the bikes I messed with even after expenses. A bike junk yard becomes your best friend for parts.
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That moment when you have submitted something even more different than different, and you anxiously wait until it gets out. Scared how it will be received, especially because it is a part of you.

I must have masochistic tendencies, to submit to ‘Illustrated Poetry’; it seems even harsher than ‘Loving Wives’. Just look at the ratings: nothing above 3.87 for the last 1.5 years; the highest rating in their Hall of Fame: 4.57.

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Two of my friends died today. Both were prominent, active and well-liked members of our local community.

One death was expected but not so soon. He had been seriously ill for most of last year. The other was out of the blue. I'm sad that we have lost them. We will remember them and miss their hard work for all of us.

Both of them were nearly two decades younger than me.
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Following 'routine' tests, I gotta go have an 'oscopy on Friday.
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I'm not surprised you aren't enjoying the idea.

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Best wishes for a clear result.
Thank you. I went ot see the Nurse today, get the full SP on the day. Picolax is on the menu for Thursday (I must remember to leave the bathroom door open. . . .)
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My office computer has been trying to start up for the last half hour. It's gonna be one of those days. I should just go back to bed.
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My office computer has been trying to start up for the last half hour. It's gonna be one of those days. I should just go back to bed.
Been there, done that, the T-shirt is now used for washing the car.
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I spent all morning on the phone with IT trying to recover it, only to finally decide it needed to be shipped back to the home office for service. So I spent all afternoon installing and configuring the software I need on an outdated loaner machine. I should have just gone back to bed. I would have been just as productive, and much less frustrated. If you'll excuse me, I'm going to start drinking now.
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Today was Wednesday, the day of our local weekly auction. The weather was grim with heavy rain so the attendance was light.

I bought more lots than I intended to. I wanted a tall bookcase for my older granddaughter but it was late in the auction. I was prepared to bid a reasonable amount but no one else wanted it. It cost me £2.24 including buyer's premium of 12%.

Before that lot I had bought:

A 1920s Singer hand sewing machine - £6. 72
Some 00 gauge model railway controllers, track and real railway timetables from 1936 to 1984 - £2.24
A pair of 10 x 50 binoculars in case - £3.36
A piano accordion in need of some tlc - £3.36 (Why? I can't play it!)
A large box of tools including saws and an electric drill £2.24
A garden spade, fork, sash clamps, lawn edgers etc £3.36
Three electric sanders £3.36
A glass fronted china cabinet with two drawers at the bottom £2.24

I would have paid more than the total for the bookcase!

Now I have to sneak some of that into the garage without my wife complaining too much.
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