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On 1/11/2019 at 7:28 AM, Ginx snewx said:

Restructuring, eliminated my Director position 25 years, the Research Directors position 35 yrs and my employee 25 yrs. 85 yrs of combined service.  Tough being thrown out to pasture at 62 years old.  Thank god my wife has insurance. On the job hunt.

I am truly sorry to read this terrible news. Try to hang in there.

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6 minutes ago, donsutherland1 said:

I am truly sorry to read this terrible news. Try to hang in there.

Thanks Don , hope all is well Look forward to some glorious pics of snow from you

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22 minutes ago, mreaves said:

I can only upload 1 pic at a tome on my phone. Some of the woods are still loaded with snow despite the winds. 

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Nice pic,  brooom brooom 

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9 minutes ago, Ginx snewx said:

Thanks Don , hope all is well Look forward to some glorious pics of snow from you

Thank you very much. I'm looking forward to opportunities for snowfall. Hopefully, the near historic snow drought to date in parts of New England will also be swept away when the storms start coming.

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2 hours ago, donsutherland1 said:

Thank you very much. I'm looking forward to opportunities for snowfall. Hopefully, the near historic snow drought to date in parts of New England will also be swept away when the storms start coming.

I want epic pictures to be added to your snow museum 

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12 hours ago, Ginx snewx said:

Thank you for rescuing. Have you tried the putting a couple of blocks of pavers next to the truck ,give her a big treat when she steps on and off then keep doing that then put one on the car seat, takes a while.  Do it with a leash so she feels you. Good luck. We have a pit lab mix that was thrown out of a moving car with 3 puppies,  she was injured and all the puppies died. She hates the car and throws up on occasion but its less and less as we train her. She by the way is the most docile dog we have

All she has to do is see the leash (we can't load her into the car w/o it), and she lies down on her bed and won't look at us.  The treat-on-seat hasn't worked, but maybe the booster step idea would help.  Thanks.

About -10 here this morning after yesterday's 11/-4, but with no wind it's not bad.  Saw -19 at BML.

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You know when you just need a little something to go right...just a little bit, a tiny bit of anything...but life just keeps kicking you while you're down...

Well, my Guinea Pig is not doing well at all. I am doing supportive feeding every 4 hrs. So far, his spirit seems intact...though sooner or later it may progress to a quality of life issue...and while being in between jobs means i can feed him every 4 hrs, I cant stay unemployed forever...so the other option is to find a rescue or shelter and surrender him into palliative care...

Im fine with life kicking me to the ground, but I really have a hard time dealing with life being cruel to helpless animals...

What turn of events life has taken...sigh...

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40 minutes ago, #NoPoles said:

You know when you just need a little something to go right...just a little bit, a tiny bit of anything...but life just keeps kicking you while you're down...

Well, my Guinea Pig is not doing well at all. I am doing supportive feeding every 4 hrs. So far, his spirit seems intact...though sooner or later it may progress to a quality of life issue...and while being in between jobs means i can feed him every 4 hrs, I cant stay unemployed forever...so the other option is to find a rescue or shelter and surrender him into palliative care...

Im fine with life kicking me to the ground, but I really have a hard time dealing with life being cruel to helpless animals...

What turn of events life has taken...sigh...

Sad Di, when my daughter passed I took over care for her Chinchilla.  Little bastard loved rolling his ball and scaring the sh it out of 125 lb dog. Anyways he Buster came down with an ingrown incisor. I spent 700 bucks to save him, he died in my arms the next day. What I did find out is these and Guinea pigs are so inbred they are genetic disasters pawned on people by unscrupulous dealers.

I hope the little guy gets better but if not I would strongly suggest Euthanasia so he doesn't suffer. It sucks and is hard.

I saw a job posting for a Zip line supervisor in Sterling Ma. I know that's a long way from you but keep your spirits up. 

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1 hour ago, #NoPoles said:

You know when you just need a little something to go right...just a little bit, a tiny bit of anything...but life just keeps kicking you while you're down...

Well, my Guinea Pig is not doing well at all. I am doing supportive feeding every 4 hrs. So far, his spirit seems intact...though sooner or later it may progress to a quality of life issue...and while being in between jobs means i can feed him every 4 hrs, I cant stay unemployed forever...so the other option is to find a rescue or shelter and surrender him into palliative care...

Im fine with life kicking me to the ground, but I really have a hard time dealing with life being cruel to helpless animals...

What turn of events life has taken...sigh...

That really sucks, my thoughts go out to you. Watching animals go is really difficult. I lost my 8 year old beagle to cancer 2 years ago and it was the hardest thing to see a little innocent creature being destroyed by an awful disease. I was extracting pee out of him every few hours to keep him alive in his final days but as Ginxy said, there comes a time when we have to let go, as hard as it is. He passed with in my arms with his face in a bowl of ice cream, I will never forget that. And of course I start tearing up just thinking about it. 

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3 hours ago, #NoPoles said:

You know when you just need a little something to go right...just a little bit, a tiny bit of anything...but life just keeps kicking you while you're down...

Well, my Guinea Pig is not doing well at all. I am doing supportive feeding every 4 hrs. So far, his spirit seems intact...though sooner or later it may progress to a quality of life issue...and while being in between jobs means i can feed him every 4 hrs, I cant stay unemployed forever...so the other option is to find a rescue or shelter and surrender him into palliative care...

Im fine with life kicking me to the ground, but I really have a hard time dealing with life being cruel to helpless animals...

What turn of events life has taken...sigh...

This does suck.  I can't pretend to know your circumstances but don't surrender him.  You are his world and if he is going through something awful like this he would be better off in a situation that is familiar.  I hope it works out for the best. :(

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On ‎1‎/‎13‎/‎2019 at 8:58 AM, dendrite said:

The max of 13°...not the min. 

Saturday's 11° tied with T-Day for coldest max, though the earlier one came at my 9 PM obs time the night before, with afternoon high of 9.

Looked like -15 this AM - extrapolating from the indoor-outdoor which reads high, will know for sure this evening when I check the max-min.  Yesterday's high of 17 felt almost mild thanks to little wind.  With a low of -14 the day was 13° BN and pulled January down to 0.5 BN, first time the month avg has fallen below the line.

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