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#159180 - 05/30/06 09:45 PM Why didnít you get out this Memorial Day Weekend?  
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Last week the Admiral said something to the extent of:

ďNext weekend will be so busy. We have been on the boat a lot lately. I hope you donít plan on going out next weekendĒ

As a good Captain (and learning that force-feeding boating is not good for the family), I said:

ďAye, Aye MaíamĒ

The four of us had one of the most relaxing three-day weekends in a long time.
DVDs, Busch Gardens, BBQs, and a few home projects. A completely carefree weekend.

It was nice. Even a break from boating is good for me, I suppose .

P.S. I canít wait to get out again ;\)


LL

"Common Sense is not common to everyone"
#159181 - 05/30/06 09:59 PM Re: Why didnít you get out this Memorial Day Weekend?  
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I rotated between sitting on a heating pad and then an ice pack while eating Percacet, some muscle relaxers, and industrial strength prescription aleve. I some how managed to get a bulged out disc in my lower back, but rather than bulging out sideways it went towards the spinal cord according to the MRI. First it's been too cold and the river too high, now it's my back. If it ain't one thing it's another.


If it moves ...PASS IT!!
Unless you are in our boat, then you just watch it go by.
#159182 - 05/30/06 10:10 PM Re: Why didnít you get out this Memorial Day Weekend?  
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Ouch... Hope the next MRI shows improvement & I hope the water conditions are better \:\(


LL

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#159183 - 05/30/06 10:11 PM Re: Why didnít you get out this Memorial Day Weekend?  
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Better days ahead \:\)


LL

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#159184 - 05/30/06 10:54 PM Re: Why didnít you get out this Memorial Day Weekend?  
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Next step is to inject Cortizone into the joint. They seem to think that might take care of the pain, since the bulge isn't really bad, just bad. Who knows?
At least being only two blocks from the river I can still hear the captain's call exhausts on the Bajas from the couch.


If it moves ...PASS IT!!
Unless you are in our boat, then you just watch it go by.
#159185 - 05/31/06 09:25 AM Re: Why didnít you get out this Memorial Day Weekend?  
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hmmmm, first Memorial Day in a bunch of years we stayed dry!

First mate turned 16, and between the party of 21 and a day playing on his new dual sport cycle, Sunday was shot.

Saturday was spent preparing for the party and (shhh) working! Monday was the day to relax and catch up with the paper work. Is it gonna be summer soon???


ďI hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of moneyed corporations which dare to challenge our government in a trial of strength, defy the laws of our country.Ē Thomas Jefferson "Corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will seek to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until the wealth is aggregated in the hands of a few, and the Republic is destroyed." Abraham Lincoln
#159186 - 05/31/06 09:33 AM Re: Why didnít you get out this Memorial Day Weekend?  
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Well I did get wet, but only because the water rose over my waders. I was in a Trout stream all weekend.


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#159187 - 05/31/06 10:24 AM Re: Why didnít you get out this Memorial Day Weekend?  
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Still Winterized.
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my to-do list:

1) See Admiral's To do list
2) Go back to item one
3) Repeat

\:\)


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#159188 - 05/31/06 11:38 AM Re: Why didnít you get out this Memorial Day Weekend?  
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I did get out, but the planned camping/boating combo was reduced due to the number of people/schedules we had to accomodate.

But yeah, soetimes you need a weekend to do differentl things. Even if the weather was perfect and the gas free, I still would probably not boat every weekend unless I had no home projects...and that will NEVER happen.


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#159189 - 05/31/06 12:14 PM Re: Why didnít you get out this Memorial Day Weekend?  
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Planning for the future ;\)


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#159190 - 05/31/06 12:48 PM Re: Why didnít you get out this Memorial Day Weekend?  
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I was teaching fire school.







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#159191 - 05/31/06 01:07 PM Re: Why didnít you get out this Memorial Day Weekend?  
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Too many little projects around the house to finish so I CAN enjoy the boat this summer without the overhead cloud of things I shouda got done already. Hey @ least the Admiral cut ALL of the grass this weekend .


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#159192 - 05/31/06 01:54 PM Re: Why didnít you get out this Memorial Day Weekend?  
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I was searching for a truck to buy for my little brother, so watch out everyone, there is another teenaged driver on the loose.


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#159193 - 05/31/06 02:16 PM Re: Why didnít you get out this Memorial Day Weekend?  
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Daughter had her gall bladder surgery on Friday. Pretty much scotched our going out on the lake.


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#159194 - 05/31/06 02:56 PM Re: Why didnít you get out this Memorial Day Weekend?  
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Worked 12hr shifts Sat & Sun but earned 18hrs comp time. Besides the weather sucked. Did spend Monday with the wife and kids had a great time.
As far as the weather was concerned I told her it would start clearing up about 3:00pm Monday and be beautiful by 6:30pm. I was right.


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#159195 - 05/31/06 03:28 PM Re: Why didnít you get out this Memorial Day Weekend?  
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Bowline, hope your daughter's doing well! Preconnect, thanks for doing what you do!

Newbeme, I have the same thing, but in two discs - L4 & L5. I had sciatic pain for about a year - couldn't stand in one place for more than 2-3 minutes, then couldn't sit straight up for more than 2-3 minutes. I talked with a couple of different back surgeons about doing surgery on it. They both told me that if I could continue to put up with the pain, they felt I had a better than 50% chance of getting out of it without surgery. I put up with it, and I no longer have pain. I have to be careful with it - the discs are still bulged of course - no more go karts with the kids, and my tubing days may be over - but at least no pain.

I know how ya' feel - hang in there.

Oh - we didn't get wet since the boat's at the dealer getting the "air void" gel coat problem fixed .




Mike
2005 Four Winns 230/240
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#159196 - 05/31/06 03:30 PM Re: Why didnít you get out this Memorial Day Weekend?  
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Nice and hot in MN, but waterskiing when the wind is 15-20 mph? I'd rather have it cold and calm. \:\) Really. We did pull a tube around for a bit, but that got old. Some guy in a big I/O kept circling me thinking he was "helping" by making big waves.

#159197 - 05/31/06 05:13 PM Re: Why didnít you get out this Memorial Day Weekend?  
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Skibrain you were right about the weather in MN, hot and windy. We decided to not take the boat out and do some landscaping instead, it sucked, I hate landscaping and it's still not finished.


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#159198 - 05/31/06 09:58 PM Re: Why didnít you get out this Memorial Day Weekend?  
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We were still in Spain on vacation. But giving the dealership over TEN days still wasn't enough to get the 20 hour service and a few repairs done. Hopefully it'll get sorted out before this upcoming weekend.

#159199 - 05/31/06 10:49 PM Re: Why didnít you get out this Memorial Day Weekend?  
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Getting things done at the house in Mass before the family reunion in Fla later in June. Then the week off in June in FLA. Then, we are moving to the lake house in Sebago on June 22nd for the rest of the season!


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