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Old 08-03-2012, 09:00 AM   #1
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I worked a weekend to catch up before my vacation. Now I'll be working another to catch back up after my vacation.

We got rained on when we were breaking camp, so yesterday my backyard looked like a (crappy) campground. Tents set up, sleeping bags and misc. hung on the fences to dry so I could put them away.

Is taking a Summer vacation really worth the trouble?

Probably not

I'm not rested up at all!
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One quick "vacation story" before I'm off to work...

1st night in my tent I hear this "buzzing" coming from my pack.
..and I'm thinking "that's odd...I didn't pack my vibrator this year"

so I completely empty my pack looking for WTF...nothing. I move the pack and realize the sound's coming from under the tent. I must have set up over a bee or two.

Few nights later..same buzzing!
..only this time it's coming from under my sleeping bag. I sit up and move my bag...GD bee flies out and stings me on the shoulder.

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vacations are over rated.

You work like a dog before hand clearing up your schedule and then you work like a dog after to catch up.

and on top of that, mother nature sends you floods and pestilence.

and how many people have sprained a joint, broken a bone, or gashed a limb while on "vacation" only to be out of work for a bit ?

VACATIONS - BAH, HUMBUG !



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I worked a weekend to catch up before my vacation. Now I'll be working another to catch back up after my vacation.

We got rained on when we were breaking camp, so yesterday my backyard looked like a (crappy) campground. Tents set up, sleeping bags and misc. hung on the fences to dry so I could put them away.

Is taking a Summer vacation really worth the trouble?

Probably not

I'm not rested up at all!
Whereas all of us here on PT had a very enjoyable "vacation". So thank you for that.

BTW - welcome back!
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Welcome back Steve. Having fun is a lot of work...that's why there is usually plenty of time between vacations...to forget how much work it was. I go in September-can't wait!!!!
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vacations are over rated.

You work like a dog before hand clearing up your schedule and then you work like a dog after to catch up.

and on top of that, mother nature sends you floods and pestilence.

and how many people have sprained a joint, broken a bone, or gashed a limb while on "vacation" only to be out of work for a bit ?

VACATIONS - BAH, HUMBUG !
That is the truth. One of my employees hurt himself on vacation and now is on limited duty (no ladders) for the rest of the summer.
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Every once in awhile I lie to myself and tell myself that I'm on permanent vacation. It makes me feel much better particularly when I look at the wife's list of things she wants done.

Last week she says the only way we'll ever have a vacation again is if we buy a camper, because she refuses to put the dogs in a kennel and the Weimaraner is real leery of strangers. I told her fine, but I would only consider a 40' class A diesel pusher......thinking that this would quash the camper idea once she saw what they cost. Guess what she's been looking at? (At least she's looking at used ones) Sigh.
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.thinking that this would quash the camper idea once she saw what they cost. Guess what she's been looking at? (At least she's looking at used ones) Sigh.
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I just have two comments.


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I worked a weekend to catch up before

I'm not rested up at all!

Well, that'll teach you....


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I'm thinking "that's odd...I didn't pack my vibrator this year"
and--- EEEWWWWW!
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I'm not rested up at all!"
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I just have two comments.

Well, that'll teach you....

and--- EEEWWWWW!

I'm with you Lynn. I'm just gonna give Steve the benefit of the doubt and assume this isn't a "cause and effect" type of situation.
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Every once in awhile I lie to myself and tell myself that I'm on permanent vacation. It makes me feel much better particularly when I look at the wife's list of things she wants done.

Last week she says the only way we'll ever have a vacation again is if we buy a camper, because she refuses to put the dogs in a kennel and the Weimaraner is real leery of strangers. I told her fine, but I would only consider a 40' class A diesel pusher......thinking that this would quash the camper idea once she saw what they cost. Guess what she's been looking at? (At least she's looking at used ones) Sigh.
Always thought the best place to go shopping for one of these would be a retirement community where they also have RV storage and parking.

Many of the people living in one of these areas buy a big motor home, use it a few times, and then suddenly health issue put a stop to their travels. You might be able to get a fairly new one for a pretty decent price.
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and--- EEEWWWWW!
Yeah Steve is gross and I am awesome, everybody knows this.
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Yeah Steve is gross and I am awesome, everybody knows this.
Don't forget modest. It's one of your stronger traits.
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Gene? Nah... I think it's really Steve.
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I'm sensing a common trait among the mods here (coughbullsh!tcough).
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I'm sensing a common trait among the mods here (coughbullsh!tcough).
If I make you a mod right now you will have to take that back.
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If I make you a mod right now you will have to take that back.
Seriously, you should consider researchhound as a MOD if you need one, and if he would accept the responsibility. With his good reasoning and balanced perspective, I think he'd do really well, and definitely continue to provide an asset to PT as he already has.
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Seriously, you should consider researchhound as a MOD if you need one, and if he would accept the responsibility. With his good reasoning and balanced perspective, I think he'd do really well, and definitely continue to provide an asset to PT as he already has.


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Seriously, you should consider researchhound as a MOD if you need one, and if he would accept the responsibility. With his good reasoning and balanced perspective, I think he'd do really well, and definitely continue to provide an asset to PT as he already has.
He is in Bill's pocket and we can't give Bill a chance to not be out voted.

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