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Destiny Skywalker

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  1. Send it hahaha. Seriously, though, that looks fun and makes sense for your area and outdoor activities. I told my husband about outdoorsy after your post. I think we should check it out. Honestly, we probably should rent before we commit to buying. Thanks for the recommendation!
  2. I really try to walk through most activities myself before I do it with my Girl Scouts, especially STEM stuff. I want to see how I can possibly screw it up, how they can screw it up, but also how long it's going to take. I just did the Jeweler badge with the girls and one of steps was kind of hard and time consuming, but it came out really cool so I thought it would be worth it. They struggled and bitched up a storm. Finally I showed them the easy version and they all liked that. Sigh. Should've picked the easy version. Q was one of the few girls who persevered and hers came out nice. For the record, it's the wire caging and necklace in the picture. Anyway, with the boys I didn't have time to do the activity beforehand so it didn't quite come out like I hoped but it wasn't well designed, either. It was layering liquids of different density but they were still too close to each other so it made more of a slight gradient than layers and eventually became homogenous. The exercise with water and oil and food coloring was a much better way to demonstrate.
  3. It was the towing capacity. We've also been looking at getting a camper and towing even a small sized camper reduced the range to 80-100 miles.
  4. After our experience with the F-150 Lightning, I'm really glad we didn't go with an EV truck. I still think EVs are great, but I would do a commuter car and not a large vehicle. We do love my husband's F150 Hybrid, though. What will you be using the truck for? And what will you be replacing? The Audi or your wife's car?
  5. Last week's den meeting was canceled a few hours beforehand because the assistant den leader didn't plan anything. So we worked on the Science belt loop on our own at home. Yesterday his wife asks if we are meeting today (um yes). At 3pm he says he is going to do one of the activities we just did this week. It takes 10 minutes to complete, if that. I said I can bring one of the other activities we haven't done yet. That was another 10 minutes. So I grabbed another few things and asked the guy to bring sugar because I only had the coarse grain that would take forever to dissolve. It took 40 minutes to complete those 3 things, and would've only taken 5 minutes to do the last one if I had remembered to bring oil. I could've walked these kids through an entire belt loop in 45 minutes AND it was more hands on than anything they've done other than their whittling chip. The assistant told me the den leader is only coming to pack meetings. He got his kid through rank so he is checked out. Lame. I'm finding a new pack. These guys don't plan ahead and just try to wing it and it's painful.
  6. Nice! I think I need to get some carvers but I will have to shop online. The local ski shops only want to carry all-mountain or fat powder skis. I can kind of get up on edge but it's so hard. She's off crutches and now I'm thinking we may have over-rotated on how long she stays out of lacrosse, but she will be back after spring break so really she just misses this weekend's game(s).
  7. Do you ever run into somebody that you used to be friends with and you either drifted away or had a falling out and when you see each other it's awkward? Ran into a former friend at a restaurant the other night. We were seated right next to them, but my back was to them. I realized it was their family and did my best to not turn around. She noticed me anyway and said my name so I had to acknowledge. Politeness for about 2 minutes and then we turned back around. I found out someone was going to my son's Pre-K teachers about the difficulty we were having. I suspected it was her and told her that I knew someone was going right back to them and gossiping and it was making things worse. We never talked again after that, and we left the Pre-K soon after. Those teachers are the ones who made our life hell with over the top claims about our son's behavior to the school district and dug him in the special education/behavior hole that we've just finally been able to dig him out of 4 years later. My husband also told me that he and my son come there often when my daughter and I go skiing on Friday nights and he actually sees them there like 50% of the time. They know it's them. They pretend not to see them. I really hope she feels terrible, she contributed to a bad situation that made our lives hell.
  8. Woke up to 2 more dead fish. 2 others died earlier in the week. We've got 1 left that has lasted 2 weeks. Followed some bad advice from the pet shop and bought this slow feeder tablet to prepare for going on vacation and it mucked up the tank and I'm pretty sure that's what killed all of them. If this guy doesn't make it until spring break, I'm not buying any more fish until we get back. And then it's going to be a Betta fish because they are easy.
  9. Every time I've had a migraine it's been stress induced. Any caffeine? I can't remember if you drink coffee. Early days of the pandemic that was a trigger for me. I was drinking a lot of iced tea and the stuff they use to brew that is actually pretty strong.
  10. You were supposed to eat the Thin Mints!
  11. Well, good news. We saw orthopedics today after a last minute cancel yesterday. He checked her x-rays, checked her growth plates and said all is good there. He didn't order a MRI but is pretty confident it's a strain based on pressing on her knee and making it flex. He wants her to wait until spring break to play lacrosse, and fitted her with a brace. Follow up when we get back from spring break, but he expects she will be fine then. Ski season is over, though. So I will return her gear next week and pack up mine. At least I have fresh wax for storing mine this summer. Did you ever get your skis?
  12. She's miserable and stayed home today. She has an orthopedics appointment this afternoon. Honestly I think part of it is being on crutches is pretty miserable, but its also just not getting better, which isn't a good sign. I think she will be ok by next winter but probably avoiding moguls more next season. I think the real key here was moguls in tight spaces. She needs to be able to pick her turns or traverse a bit still on the moguls. I also ski over them and turn on the tops, I don't ski in the alleys. That's how I busted my LCL last month, I was trying to thread the alleys. Nope.
  13. Hope you get to eat some Girl Scout cookies before you die.
  14. What I'm worried is the bindings may not be releasing even though they are set at the appropriate level. I think I must've come out of mine sideways since they were still locked down when I found them. She never came out. I guess I'm worried those shitty rentals we got this year are unsafe. I don't want her falling out of her skis. I told her next year we are going to probably avoid moguls a bit and work on carving and getting forward in her skis. That said, I've decided we are done this year. Between soccer tryouts and still 2 months of lacrosse yet, she needs to rest that knee and not risk it or she is going to be sidelined until summer or fall.
  15. Ugh I'm sorry. Are they paying the taxes right now since they own it? I mean, they're just shooting themselves in the foot. You could walk and leave them high and dry.
  16. I checked both of our binding settings. She is at a 3 and I am at a 6. My old bindings are set to 7. That's well within the parameters of where we should be. I don't want her falling our of her skis but this has me worried. I think I am going to take her rentals back to the shop and ask them if they can confirm that they are working as intended. Honestly, this might end ski season for us. She has soccer tryouts in 5 weeks. I'm just not sure it's worth the risk. She says it really hurts to put weight on it, but has full range of motion. Straightening is a bit stiff.
  17. Well, Q and I are sitting in the ER. She basically did the same thing I did a few weeks ago. I need to bitch out the ski shop about their binding settings.
  18. Interrupters are super rude and I hate doing it. I will say that with virtual meetings, it's a little harder because people don't see the behaviors that indicate you'd like to speak up or that someone is about to finish talking. (Also I think there's a slight audio delay, so sometimes when you think it's ok to break in, it's now too late.) But in person, I have a lot less tolerance for that.
  19. I was in a meeting yesterday with some guy who was impossible to interrupt. I got a phone call from the school that my son was sick and needed picked up. I tried to break in when this guy took a breath for a solid 5 minutes to excuse myself. Finally just interrupted to say I'll be back in 20 minutes. Came back 20 minutes later, didn't get to break in the rest of the meeting to say I was back. Finally IMed my teammate to tell him I'd been back for 10 minutes but this guy hasn't taken a breath.
  20. Having a job and money make life easier, for the most part. Doesn't make you a chump, just a regular human in the modern age.
  21. Ha, I love it. Picking based on who's making what. Sounds like you and the ex live reasonably close together that it's not hard for him to pop in, though? If so that will make this easier. And worst case, could he crash on the couch for a night? I get it, it's not a private space but it's a way of letting him know he's always welcome.
  22. Yeah the K2s are lame. I remember when they used to have awesome designs. I'm not sure the demos I was on had the dark matter tech. I do remember them being fairly stiff but light. My leg is fine, has been for a good 2 weeks. Slushy is usually not too big of an issue, if anything I prefer it to ice or hard crust. Conditions have been amazing the last few weeks because it's actually been pretty cold and we even got some light lowland snow. We are weird and March is powder season out here, I swear its the best month of the season. So it was a pretty bad few weeks to miss out. I'm going to see if Q wants to go Friday or Sunday this weekend.
  23. Found out tonight that my son's den leader is moving. They asked me to be assistant den leader. I said no. I just don't have the time for all the training and all the extra adult meetings. I've finally reached my limit with the volunteering. I'm happy to attend den meetings to make sure my son is focusing, I would even be glad to teach a single den meeting, but I'm done with everyone else getting to slide by while I do it all. And all the extra stuff that isn't actually working with the kids but checking boxes or listening to adults drone on about boring stuff like budgets.
  24. Ugh that also sucks. Guess you need new skis anyway, then. I haven't made it up in 3 weeks. I think we are going to try to go days, there are only a few more weeks of night skiing and then the mountain is going to start shutting down at 5pm, so that will eliminate Fridays. Then after we get back from spring break, we might be lucky to see one more weekend. I'm going to try to go the first weekend of spring break since we don't leave until Monday. It feels like a short season this year. I'll pass on the details. I read the article, I can guess at what happened.
  25. If it's not a robot vacuum it's not getting vacuumed here lol.
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