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Destiny Skywalker

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  1. My husband is still dealing with a lot of stuff that he thinks might be the aftermath as well. But now we are 8 months out, he's mostly normal but thinks he may have some lung damage.
  2. So I love engineering, I truly do. I'm just getting sick of the corporate atmosphere. My husband is not an engineer, but a project manager and scheduling expert. We are both really good at logistics and often talk about better ways to do something. The other day, after we complained about something else dumb that someone had done, I wondered if there was a way for us to become consultants for this sort of thing. I have my P.E. license but it doesn't quite apply to this. I don't even know how we would market ourselves for this sort of thing. I know there are firms like Bain and Deloitte that do
  3. Yeah, all the managers get to review the candidates for lead positions. He was surprised I applied because I've said I don't want to do the job again. I actually really like mentoring and helping others, I'm good at it. I just don't want to do it for him or for most of the teams anymore because they've taken away all the fun parts and made it into a schedule and budget position (managers pushing down their responsibilities). This was kind of a weird position where its the very early R&D work, so there's naturally less of that. Really, I just want to be on that team, and I don't care how I
  4. Did Tim move to the East Coast? I interviewed for a supervisor-but-not-management job a few weeks ago, they are deciding next week. The competition is actually pretty stiff. I've actually done the job before and was good at it, but worked for a terrible manager who delegated everything to me, and it was holding me back in career progression. So I swore I would never do the job again but my current manager is that terrible. They apparently have multiple openings now because a lot of senior people took the voluntary layoff and they interviewed 5 candidates, many of whom are qualified or hav
  5. Fair, but I think they were all surprised when Mitch pulled those shenanigans at the end of Obama's term that the next president got to pick the Supreme Court replacement. After that, she was forced to stick it out.
  6. That's inconsiderate, for sure. I mean, hell, I finally figured out how to set up Microsoft Teams tonight and decided to stick with Zoom for our Girl Scout meeting tomorrow because 18 HOURS is not enough notice for these folks. We've been having a lot of technology challenges. My son's poor teacher is having a hard time so I do give her a lot of grace. Yesterday, though, I may have not been super gracious when I tried to join a meeting and the password didn't work. She was texting me and finally I said look I've been trying for 10 minutes and I have a meeting, sorry but I give up. I know
  7. Its Brando, but I can't figure out why, either. Hopefully we didn't finally piss him off.
  8. It certainly does create a strange sense of familiarity. We had that beige, orange and brown flowered couch that pretty much everyone had when I was a kid. What I find more horrifying is 90s decor. My parents decorated everything in aqua and pink. *shudder* Then for some reason when I went off to college in 2000, they wallpapered the hallway in this awful beige textured stuff that I'm pretty sure came from my dad's old office in the 80s. Sure enough, when they sold the house in 2005, they had to rip it out and paint the walls white. Admittedly, everyone is painting their cabinets now and
  9. One of our friends in college made the mistake of telling us he was worried because he had developed a large lump on one testicle. I told him dude, its your balls, go see someone. He did and it was an ingrown pubic hair. Occasionally I like to remind him of his third testicle. He's married to a doctor now, so she thinks its hilarious. (Side note, that's the wedding I attended in Columbus where I met Brando.)
  10. Ah grandparent houses, we meet again. For those of us early millennials, this is all a familiar sight. I would totally ask for the table. I wouldn't have taken this on except for Trevor. Get a dumpster because its going to be a lot of stuff to rip out, unless you do it verrryyyy slowly. I would probably start with paint, tearing down wallpaper, and light fixtures. After that, I would go after the flooring. Errr, actually first I would do the popcorn ceiling and do it before you move in. And get Trevor a gas mask or whatever is required for dealing with that. Kitchen and bathrooms last as
  11. Oh thank God I remembered my password. Dammit I can't use my phone emojis anymore.
  12. Spam, Amazon has them in like packs of 12. I don't know how much she goes through.
  13. Yeah, it's sold out everywhere. Which is especially horrible for people who have to do injections, like people with diabetes.Crap, we just ran out. We have some witch hazel still, I guess that will have to do.
  14. Lots of restaurants have massively simplified their menus as well, and have said the changes will probably be permanent. Sorry Taco Bell lovers.
  15. I admit to being a cardio junkie. But maybe I need to do some weight training for awhile, because I'm just so stressed out that I can't even enjoy working out, which was usually my de-stresser. I also need something I can do at 10pm when the kids are in bed. But lately I just want to sleep. I wish I was good at yoga. Seriously, I'm so bad it's comical.
  16. I'm not going anywhere near a gym for the next year, at least. This month if I have time (probably won't), I'd like to start running outside again. But realistically I need to get a treadmill or really suck it up and get over my bike hatred and get a Peloton.
  17. I'm reminded that my husband bears a strong resemblance to the Cobra Kai kid from Karate Kid and the guy from Center Stage. He hates it but I think its hilarious.
  18. I got Meg Ryan once. Uh no. I've honestly never met anyone who looks remotely like me.
  19. I remember you telling us about him. I will still be praying for peace and comfort for his loved ones. But I get the sentiment about relief and grieving in advance. Its hard watching someone slowly die of something shitty like that.
  20. Spam, I hate to ask this? But have you and Tina ever had a good conversation about her desire to live? Given her fragile state, you may want to think about this if she is going to be in the hospital for an extended period of time. Are you medical POA at this point? You may want to consider different scenarios like intubation (sounds like you already went there) or cardiac arrest. Pneumonia is really scary and I watched my mom go through it 3x (and the final time is when we let her go). You can talk to the Pallative Care people about different orders for the different scenarios. They are really
  21. Um don't let him in. He can afford a hotel.
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