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xoxoxoBruce 11-02-2012 10:34 PM

Very good, Rich, congratulations. :thumb2:

orthodoc 11-02-2012 11:18 PM

Thank you ... wish I could buy all of you a beer in celebration!

And congratulations, Rich!

Lola Bunny 11-03-2012 12:15 AM

A big congrats to both Ortho and Rich. Y'all did good. ;)

Aliantha 11-03-2012 04:27 AM

I can view the cellar again! I have been un-banned! lol

Griff 11-03-2012 08:13 AM


Originally Posted by richlevy (Post 837139)
My son got married today!!


Griff 11-03-2012 08:14 AM


Originally Posted by Aliantha (Post 837159)
I can view the cellar again! I have been un-banned! lol

Computer issues?

glatt 11-03-2012 08:53 AM

Wow, all this fabulous news. I'm pleased to hear it. Congratulations, everyone.

BigV 11-03-2012 03:10 PM

richlevy is a FIL.

More work for you? Or more opportunity for funs?

Congrats to your newly bigger family and all in it. :)

Griff 11-04-2012 06:46 PM

1) Flying squirrels in my chicken coop. Them's cute vermin.
2) Good news: A friend gave us 1/2 a dozen chicks this summer. Bad News: 5 of 6 turned out to be roosters. Good News: I put all 5 in the freezer today.

BigV 11-08-2012 04:18 AM

sleeping..I just love it..I woke up to tell all of you how wonderful and restorative it is

ok back to sleep.

Lola Bunny 11-08-2012 08:05 AM

A big "LIKE" to BigV's post. I want to go back to bed too,.

Aliantha 11-08-2012 05:43 PM

Me three.

orthodoc 11-18-2012 07:59 AM

Watching the sun come up and start to burn off the heavy frost on the front field ... fire in the fireplace taking the chill off ... mug of strong coffee ... view over the valley ... keeping an eye on the woods for deer ... sigh. Morning doesn't get better than this.

BigV 11-18-2012 09:37 AM

sounds lovely orthodoc. reading your post gave me a bit of contact happy.

I haven't had proper morning yet, being before sunrise on Sunday... But I'm still happy this morning, and here's why. As you all know, I'm stalled in my job search. One of my friends forwarded to me a copy of an email he got from Groupon. He's not a pathological email forwarder (we all have one or two like that, no?) so I opened it up right away. And a good thing too because this Groupon deal *IS* something I'm very excited to take advantage of.

It was a coupon for some online training for Cisco certifications. This is an excerpt of the details:


$99 for a Complete Cisco Network Training Bundle ($3,295 Value)

The Complete Cisco Network Training Bundle includes five training courses designed to provide the skills needed for the CCNA and CCNP suite of certifications. Each bundle includes instructor-led training, hands-on exercises, multimedia presentations, and exam simulators.
I'm no Daddy Throwbucks, buying this and that, but a hundred dollars for three thousand dollars worth of training seems like a screaming deal. That's why I lurched out of bed, predawn, to put some of my limited remaining dollars down on this. I'm happy because it's a good deal. I'm happy because it represents real action on my job search. I'm happy because it has good potential for me to improve my attractiveness to employers by having a couple popular certifications (to be sure, this deal is training for a series of tests, I still have to pay for, take and pass the tests to get the certifications).

And I'm also happy because it gives me a good answer to an interviewer's question "what have you been doing to keep current?". I was asked and caught flatfooted by that question on an interview a little while ago, and I'm sure it was a big negative factor in their decision process. Now I have a *good* answer for that question; "I've been studying. I know time away from working in this field means it's harder to keep up with what's happening. But not having a daytime job means I have the time to improve my skills by going to school. I'm currently working on my CCNA and CCNP certifications from Cisco. I hope they will prove useful to you at XYZ Corp; I know they'll prove useful to me as I interview with other employers." Or words to that effect.

Yep, happy this morning, freely shared. Y'all help yourself to some. :)

Griff 11-18-2012 05:32 PM

Nice damn day today. Got up early, did the chores, then butchered turkeys at my uncles, followed by fencing 2 weapons (sabre and epee) at BU. Good and tired I am.

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