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Old 02-09-2019, 09:53 AM
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I am sure I mentioned this but one of my worst flights was also on a plane the military put me on. It was a civilian plane and I was going from Colorado to California.
(It could have been from Kentucky to Colorado, I forget)

It was like a 16 seater. The pilot comes out with this little step stool and puts it by the door so you can get in.
I get in the thing and sit at the window and see that the propeller is like 3" from my face. There was no co pilot, only this cigar smoking, 300lb heart attach waiting to happen by himself with a ten gallon hat on.

After I got in, a bunch of other people got in, mostly farmers. I knew that because all of them had either a bushel of apples, corn or livestock with them.

We take off and get to cruising altitude which on this plane was close to 50 feet.
After about 2 minutes we land. I thought maybe the pilot had to go to the bathroom which there was none on this thing.
But more people got on with more livestock including chickens.

We got back up to "cruising altitude" just clearing the silo's and land again. A few people and chickens got off and some people with piglets get on.

We landed on every fairly level patch of dirt this guy could find. I think he was navigating with one of those maps they give you in rest stops on the highway.

We land again and this went on for a couple of hours because this "plane" flew at the speed limit of about 35 mph.

Now we are over the Grand Canyon and everyone on the plane was singing "The Yellow Rose of Texas" (except me) and the pilot says, "I am going to tilt the plane to give you a better view.

Chickens, apples, feathers, eggs were rolling all over the aisle. I was having the Horrors and just wanted to jump out of the thing figuring I was safer plummeting down to the rocky canyon below.

It was the worst flight I have ever experienced.
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Old 02-10-2019, 08:39 PM
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I just fed my tank and unfortunately I have nothing to write. I wish something would have a spot or a black area, sucking air from the surface, tumor, strange growth from it's ear, Carpal tunnel syndrome, irritable bowel disease, something. But I got nothing. My mandarins are still fat and doing what they do. Burping. The 3 pipefish are still having pipe dreams and they seem very healthy. The anemone crabs are doing anemone stuff, filtering stuff out of the water. The water seems fine, the algae isn't growing over the corals, the cyano is just a tiny bit, the snails are bored to death and the pods must be partying, as I can just about hear the music.

I also fed my whiteworms today. They eat a slice of whole wheat bread with yogurt every week and they also seem fine as they re-produce quite a lot. They probably learned from my Fireclowns that breed like Kangaroos.

Maybe one of them will get mononucleosis soon so I have something, anything to report.
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Old 02-10-2019, 10:41 PM
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This is such a cool thread.
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Old 02-11-2019, 05:59 PM
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Thats because it's just you and me here.
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Old 02-13-2019, 07:39 AM
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Tomorrow I have an emergency visit with my knee doctor. At this point I am supposed to be able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, or at least walk around a Hardware store looking for a nose ring. But after about 50 yards, the thing locks up and I start walking like Neil Armstrong on the moon, and that was way before Michael Jackson invented Moon Walking.

I think maybe he left a loose toggle bolt or put the thing in backwards because I can walk backwards pretty good.

I hope he doesn't have to tear the thing out because I think he threw away my old knee so he can't put that one back.
I have a Caribbean trip coming up soon and I need two knees to dive. If you dive with only one knee working, you tend to swim in circles.
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Old 02-13-2019, 11:24 AM
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Tomorrow I have an emergency visit with my knee doctor. At this point I am supposed to be able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, or at least walk around a Hardware store looking for a nose ring. But after about 50 yards, the thing locks up and I start walking like Neil Armstrong on the moon, and that was way before Michael Jackson invented Moon Walking.

I think maybe he left a loose toggle bolt or put the thing in backwards because I can walk backwards pretty good.

I hope he doesn't have to tear the thing out because I think he threw away my old knee so he can't put that one back.
I have a Caribbean trip coming up soon and I need two knees to dive. If you dive with only one knee working, you tend to swim in circles.
bionic man!!!

have a safe & enjoyable trip!
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Old 02-13-2019, 10:43 PM
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Slap a little WD40 on that knee and call it a day. If that doesn’t work try some duct tape!
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Old 02-14-2019, 10:11 AM
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I am going to the Dr. in a little while. I always make sure to put on new underwear because my Mother used to tell me that if the Doctor sees you and you don't have on new underwear, he won't treat you.

I am not sure if the Knee Doctor will see my underwear but I put on new ones anyway, just in case.

In a little over two weeks my reef will be 48 years old. I would like it to make 50 and so far, it seems like it may.
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Old 02-14-2019, 05:02 PM
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I just came back from the Knee guy and it seems only 1 or 2% of his patients get this. Guess which percent I am?

He said it is rare and I got a bad case of it. Thats Great!!!.
I wanted to be in the One percent with this.

It seems that a ligament that runs along side your knee is rubbing up against the titanium implant and it doesn't like it so it is irritated. So am I.

Now I have to take this heavy duty steroid and one of the side effects is Knee pain. You can't make this stuff up.

Then I have to go for knee injections. I thought the reason for getting a knee replacement was so you don't have to get any more knee injections.

But I guess this time the needle is filled with WD-40.

(Andy, I found those Gecko Gobies. )
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Old 02-14-2019, 10:23 PM
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You cant make up these things but only you ....lol

I feel the same way ....about a year ago I found out that I had a small tumor on my kidney ....it figured I was pushing somewhat rose' ....had that taken off and was told it was cancerous....they cut all of the tumor off .

They told me that I had to get radioactive every year so they can see if it comes back, so far so good ....( you would think)
About a week before they lit me up with radiation I had a bad cold and was sneezing and coughing like mad , when ever I did either one I felt a sharp pain under my stomach .thought wife was getting back at me by sticking me with a sharp object .
But no I have a hernia...

I set up an appointment with another doctor that "Specializes " only on hemeroids ...

I brought him my CD of the cat scan and after he made me feel violated told me we have a package deal .....thought I was getting a gift or a secret place to get great fish and corals....but to my surprise he said I had 2 yes two hernias

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