Thur. Nov. 26, 2020 – Thanksgiving Day (USA)

Cool and damp, chance of rain.  ‘Cuz Houston in winter.

Wednesday was the same, no rain at the house but I’m sure someone got some.  Well, there might have been some, the concrete was wet in some areas, a bit more than just from dew.  Nothing like real rain though.

I tried to do some plumbing, I tried to do some work around the house.  I’m feeling better but still moving slow.  And I’ve got a crick in my neck that makes it painful to look to the right.  Meh, pain is just weakness leaving the body.


 

And today is Thanksgiving Day.  And I am thankful.  I’m thankful

-that we don’t have 2 million dead from wuflu

-that Hillarity still isn’t President

-that we had a 4 year respite from the advancement of the globalist agenda

-that the enemy has finally decloaked and self identified

-that 70 Million Americans made a choice that for some of them was very difficult personally, but they chose NOT to vote for socialism

-that we have time to prepare for what comes next

-that I have family and friends to go along with me on the journey

-that I have a voice and a place to use it

I am thankful to all those who helped me along the way.

I am thankful to those who are still here, and those who have gone on ahead, peace be upon them and their families.  Raise a glass and remember,

Absent friends.

nick

 

Author: Nick Flandrey

Mid 50s, stay at home dad, with two elementary school age girls. Love my family and my life.

61 thoughts on “Thur. Nov. 26, 2020 – Thanksgiving Day (USA)”

  1. Happy Thanksgiving all you scurvy low lifes. May your turkey give you the squirts.

    The rest of you have a happy Thanksgiving and enjoy time with family and friends, wherever, or whomever that may be. Be thankful for what we have and that we are alive to enjoy.

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  2. Happy Thanksgiving indeed.

    Mayors office released a statement Wednesday saying they will not be purchasing the property near our home for homeless services after all. As predicted and as testified by many, the cost of rehabbing exceeds their budget. Giving thanks that harsh cold reality of money slapped them out of this purchase. They’ve reintroduced changes to B3 zoning (basically property zoned for business, stretched across Anchorage) to permit homeless services anywhere effectively. We knew this would come roaring back.

    Hit glitches with rehabbing the new house. My muscles / flooring friend was a complete no show Tuesday, and has been showing up later each day. 3 pm instead of 9 am yesterday. Welp. Not a big surprise – he’s done this before. His quality of work is worth the slipping work ethic. I’m abandoning my wifely cleaning and cooking duties to try to pick up the slack at the new place. I can do much of what friend can do, but slower and more laboriously (he dislodged 4 times as many stick on kitchen linoleum tiles in 20 minutes as I did in 2 hours the previous night).

    My goal today is to finish prepping the last 15 sf of floor to receive the raw oak flooring so we may commence laying floor when friend returns. I’m not mad or anything, I knew the risk when we went with this friend, but am in a jam since my husband cannot do this work in his post surgery state.

    Needs must.

    I will also try to get the Kerdi board tub surround installed today. If it goes well, an hour.

    Grateful our long time home was spared the homeless shelter and thankful we were spared the huge loss in property value. Thankful for a strongish body and mile wide stubborn streak. Grateful for a place to kvetch.

    Looking forward to turkey and relaxing this afternoon.

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  3. After a crazy year, most here have emerged relatively unscathed and it appears that Barbara is on the mend.

    OFD isn’t here to do it so I will provide the link to holiday levity from Ann Barnhardt.

    https://www.barnhardt.biz/2020/11/22/mullet-redefined/

    Digging around in Annie’s other postings about the Church and the Fake Pope is left to the reader’s own initiative.

    Shout Factory took the guesswork out of watching the MSTK Turkey Day Marathon this year.

    https://shoutfactorytvlive.com/

    I will be disappointed if the last movie isn’t “Santa Claus Conquers The Martians”, even if “A Patrick Swayze Christmas” is available on YouTube 24/7/365.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZyJCV_dyug

    As I’ve posted before, Swayze’s widow told Joel Hodgson that her husband *loved* the song. Watch guilt free.

  4. A facebook friend is getting frazzled. She has a month old baby. She, the baby, and 3 other of her kids have COVID. Her husband (an Army officer) and two other kids don’t. She has a bad headache, mild fever, loss of taste and smell. Kids are mostly unaffected.

  5. “Her husband (an Army officer) and two other kids don’t”

    -don’t or don’t YET….

    That is a real handful. I hope hubby is helping out without risking it himself. When the home’s normal nurse is down, everyone else has to step up, but with this thing, there’s fear of catching it too.

    Tough situation.
    n

  6. Happy Thanksgiving to All.

    An unHappy Thanksgiving to all the goobermint hypocrite carbuncles who locked down their States and then flew, drove and welcomed their *own* families for Thanksgiving.

  7. @Jenny: Yes, that’s par for the course with lower tier “handymen”. As a rule your best bet is not to pay until the job is *completely* finished. I’ve been burned more than once that way.

    And, I’d strongly suggest, no electrical or gas line work by amateurs – it’s not worth you and your families lives.


  8. “Her husband (an Army officer) and two other kids don’t”

    -don’t or don’t YET….

    From personal experience we have discovered that covid isn’t as contagious as we were told. Our great granddaughter has covid yet everyone else in the same household tests negative and she has no symptoms. A friend’s daughter tested positive at college and was forced to quarantine with her 3 uninfected flat mates for three weeks. None of the flatmates got the virus. I don’t understand.

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  9. Our son came home for Thanksgiving with his wife, a RN, to give us a hand. They are a great blessing. We haven’t seen them since last February. I am finding pulling the crates of decorations out of the attic is not as easy as it used to be.
    Now I’m fighting with social security. They are cutting my payments for 2021 based on my 2019 tax return. I told them that I retired at the end of 2019 and haven’t any work income for 2020 but they demand a letter from my former employer. Former employer refuses to produce said letter, referring me to a third party who will produce a letter but explicitly NOT for use by government. Government is a CF.

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  10. Dad’s Best Wishes for a Very Happy Thanksgiving, in spite of the “situation”.

    What will next year bring? I predict we will look back on 2020 as the last of the good times.

    My family and relatives are using Facesmack to post pictures of family, past and present, and to tell stories of Thanksgivings Past. Fortunately we all us Facesmack appropriately and responsibly and not in any way like today’s “hip generations”. It is nice that our pages are void of sensless conflict and name calling. Differing opinions are welcome and civil discussion is the norm.

    Dad is cooking today. Who-da guessed that? Pumpkin pies done. The rest of the menu is turkey breast, Ranch roasted potatoes (done in the CrockPot), turkey stuffing, extra-sweet white corn, cranberry sauces (chunky and smooth), Cheddar-Bay biscuits, and finally vanilla-bean ice cream to top the pie. Various beverages too.


  11. The 1000/1000 mbps is $2,031/month.

    That’s probably ok, a little high. You might get them down to more like $1800 as your location isn’t very rural.

    If you want the 100 service, haggle on that too.

  12. @Jenny
    Search string: dry ice floor tile removal

    Very effective for troweled adhesives, but should also work with self-stick tiles.
    Some recommend using paper. A flat-bottom metal pail works well, and has the advantage that you can stuff a layer of fiberglas insulation on top to extend the life of the dry ice.

  13. Mayors office released a statement Wednesday saying they will not be purchasing the property near our home for homeless services after all. As predicted and as testified by many, the cost of rehabbing exceeds their budget. Giving thanks that harsh cold reality of money slapped them out of this purchase. They’ve reintroduced changes to B3 zoning (basically property zoned for business, stretched across Anchorage) to permit homeless services anywhere effectively. We knew this would come roaring back.

    The office park where I worked for my last employer is fast on its way to becoming a giant homless complex near Austin’s airport, a model rolling out in LA’s exurbs. It may be the only way to get the zombies out of downton on a sustained basis.

    The complex is anchored by the new VA clinic — where my wife works — on one end and a food pantry on the other. In between is mostly half-occupied commercial space with the exception of an Amazon Delivery depot. Turn the unused commercial space and hotels into housing, and Big River has a captive workforce.

  14. “None of the flatmates got the virus. I don’t understand. ”

    –most likely answer is the asymptomatic positive test is simply wrong. Doesn’t have it, can’t give it to the household. The tests are not great, some way worse than others, some so bad they were removed from use, but not until AFTER giving thousands bad results.

    I was hoping this would come, sure took long enough

    13. Immediate production of 36 hours of security camera recording of all rooms used in the voting process at State Farm Arena in Fulton County, GA from 12:00am to 3:00am until 6:00pm on November 3.

    DM is going with this headline “Fired Trump lawyer Sidney Powell publishes two typo-ridden lawsuits with flimsy ‘expert’ evidence claiming Iran and China used Venezuelan voting software to rig election and says 96,000 absentee ballots in Georgia were NOT recorded”

    A meta look at the article- they continually say “she says” “Powell says” instead of “the suit alleges” or “the filing” as they typically do with other lawsuits. Tie it to her personally and then discredit her personally and avoid any merits the accusations might have- ad hominem attack writ large. Leaving aside the slanted language, the article body does lay out most of the major points, while still repeating the armwave assertions to counter the points.

    I’ve said before that this will play out however it plays out, but I’m still watching the players and how they play the game.

    n

  15. “Big River has a captive workforce.”

    –now you’re dreaming. Not 1 in 100 of the bums could pass a urine screen. No way even amazon would hire someone without. WAY too much liability. Warehouses are DANGEROUS. Seriously dangerous. They are dark, filled with moving vehicles, unguarded falls, slick floors, and literal tons of stuff stored above head level. Plus, any wrong order fulfillment causes direct losses to the company. NOPE. not gonna happen.

    n

  16. Harold, contact your state Department of Labor, or whatever y’all call it, about your employer not providing a letter for the SSA.

    re the China Flu dempanic, either it’s not as contagious as claimed or its lethality is down at the noise level. Given that we don’t have bodies stacked in mountains, the only plausible explanation is that someone’s lying to us.

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  17. @steveF, not the ONLY possibility… there could be genetic factors making asians more likely to have bad outcomes. There could be environmental factors making the chinese more susceptible- like that the air is so bad over there, especially in the industrial cities, that they ALL have pre-existing conditions (like lung disease), or that asia level population densities and hygiene levels are a strong contributing factor (and I KNOW you’ve seen an asian squat toilet), Or they all smoke heavily (even during dinner in nice restaurants), etc.

    Different populations react differently to disease, could be as simple as that.

    And I am betting that we get localized stacking right around Christmas, and it will be horrible, and people will be saying “Why didn’t you TELL US!!!”

    n

    added- and we KNOW people are lying to us. We don’t always know about WHAT or why, but we know they lie.

  18. As an example of ‘load of people are dumb’ crossed with ‘too many people have no memory’ crossed with ‘when blacks say it it’s not raciss’ we get this headline–

    Alexandria City School board votes to rename school that inspired Remember the Titans because it’s namesake said black students ‘learned differently’ to their white counterparts

    “Black students learn differently” than white students is EXACTLY what we’ve been told when standardized testing is attacked, or classroom behaviour standards need to be relaxed, or when someone pushes the idea that only black teachers can understand black students. And iirc Atlanta leads the way pushing that idea.

    So the district will spend the taxpayers money, “the name changes are estimated to cost around $325,000 at T.C. Williams” and then cry poor later on, all the while sucking up staff and student attention and time.

    And come on DM, nowhere in the entire article do you bother to mention where Alexandria City is?

    n


  19. Toronto cops identify person of interest in the ‘targeted’ murder of billionaire pharma couple three years after they were found hanging beside their indoor pool

    Barry Sherman and his wife Honey were found hanging at their mansion in 2017
    Cops said Wednesday a person of interest had been identified but not arrested
    The couple was among Canada’s most generous philanthropists, and their deaths shocked Canadian high society and the country’s Jewish community
    The case was initially treated as murder-suicide, before police – under pressure from his family – said they believed it was a ‘targeted’ double murder
    Sherman faced legal action from cousins who said they had been cut out of the company; a judge dismissed the claim months before they were found dead

    more followup on crime

  20. –now you’re dreaming. Not 1 in 100 of the bums could pass a urine screen. No way even amazon would hire someone without. WAY too much liability. Warehouses are DANGEROUS. Seriously dangerous. They are dark, filled with moving vehicles, unguarded falls, slick floors, and literal tons of stuff stored above head level. Plus, any wrong order fulfillment causes direct losses to the company. NOPE. not gonna happen.

    You should see the Amazon drivers dropping off packages in my neighborhood and the lockers up at the corner gas stations, but, yeah, the urban outdoorsmen living in the median of places like Riverside Drive are a permanent problem.

    OTOH, lots more homeless are in the works if Biden gets his $20,000 first time home buyer credit with 3% down mortgages continuing.

  21. Homeless, yeah, sure… Here, you have some druggies, some illegals, and some people who travel to Switzerland specifically to beg.

    Basel is a nice city, but pretty progressive. Last summer, they repealed the legislation that made begging illegal. To basically no one’s surprise, they suddenly have a lot of “homeless” camping out in the city parks.

    Therre is no need to beg in Switzerland. Social services work here. And if you aren’t entitled to social services because you are here illegally, they’ll help you get back where you belong.

    Of course the progs don’t see it that way. They’re blithering about the sudden and so unexpected “humanitarian crisis”.

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  22. gives them someone to demonstrate their ‘caring’ for besides the cats.

    n

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  23. Thanksgiving with friends in Atlanta. Long time tradition of 27 years.

    Their grown, and married, daughter tested positive for Covid a week ago. Several people in her office tested positive. All were tested again yesterday. The results were negative. So who to believe?

    Certainly the positive tests were reported and counted. But were the fact that the tests produced invalid results factored into the counts? I highly doubt it.

    I don’t believe the tests and suspect that 50% or more are producing incorrect results. Even people that are not getting tested, leaving the line because of the wait, are being reported as positive. Happened to a friend. Got in line, registered, then had to leave before getting actually tested. Got a letter three days stating he was positive and had to quarantine.

    I have long stated there is something else going on with the pandemic. The government is lying, or is just making up stuff to fit an agenda. Call me suspicious, looney, a conspiracy whacko, whatever. But I am smelling something rotten about the severity of this disease, especially the accuracy of the reporting.

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  24. “Black students learn differently” than white students is EXACTLY what we’ve been told when standardized testing is attacked, or classroom behaviour standards need to be relaxed, or when someone pushes the idea that only black teachers can understand black students. And iirc Atlanta leads the way pushing that idea.

    These are right in there with No Child Gets Ahead, Billy Gates “World-class HS education” for all, Teacher Unions, Dept of Ed., etc., and online classes. One common core to rule them all. No wonder we have the dumbest kids in the World. Thank you, goobermint meddling.

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  25. I don’t believe the tests and suspect that 50% or more are producing incorrect results. Even people that are not getting tested, leaving the line because of the wait, are being reported as positive. Happened to a friend. Got in line, registered, then had to leave before getting actually tested. Got a letter three days stating he was positive and had to quarantine.

    My sisster-in-law has had that happen twice in Orlando.


  26. Call me suspicious, looney, a conspiracy whacko, whatever.

    I need some new conspiracy theories. All of my old ones turned out to be true.

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  27. But I am smelling something rotten about the severity of this disease, especially the accuracy of the reporting.

    I suspect it is equal parts “follow the money” and “never let a good crisis go to waste”. Also, if it hadn’t originated in China and their consequent posturing lockdown measures, the disease would never have even been a blip on public awareness. IMO.

  28. Basel is a nice city, but pretty progressive. Last summer, they repealed the legislation that made begging illegal. To basically no one’s surprise, they suddenly have a lot of “homeless” camping out in the city parks.

    Austin’s city council passed a decree without voter input last year, pre-Covid, that camping in public spaces was no longer illegal. The inevitable happened.

    Texas is not generally progressive, but the state government has been absent as politicians in cities along I-35 have become more ambitious about taking on the Governor and Legislature about issues such as the homeless, minimum wage, and paid sick leave. The cities get away with it partially because the Governor, the former Attorney General, would prefer to see the courts squash the city initiatives, but it doesn’t help that the Republican party has continued to expend political capital chasing more abortion restrictions.

  29. ~Jim
    I think I’ve mentioned this before, but this collection of articles is just great fun if you like the history of computing and engineering.

    Waiting for dinner, I went down the rathole with the article on quantum toys and followed the links.

    Love the photo of Schwinger captioned “Brilliant But Impenetrable”.

    Making your own set starts with:
    “The cubes are made of aluminum. You can buy square aluminum tubing online or in a good hardware store. To make a complete set of quantum toys, you will need at least 13 inches of tubing (a complete set consists of 13 cubes).”

    Slightly more, I think, if you don’t have a zero-kerf cutter.

    I might just forward the article to Woodpecker and see if they want to branch out from woodworking tools. What cool nerd wouldn’t want an anodized set on his desk for $1000, or maybe $2500 for titanium?

    (No square titanium tubing on eBay, but why do I get hits for fishing rod guides and strapless bras? )

  30. Yum, just snuck the turkey heart and gizzard out of the pot. Split with youngest daughter.

    So tasty.

    n

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  31. It’s a big club and none of us are in it.

    U.S. billionaires have grown their wealth by more than $1trillion since the COVID-19 outbreak began in March – while 29 of them have at least doubled their worth through the pandemic

    A report found that 650 U.S. billionaires gained $1.008 trillion in wealth between March 18 and November 24
    Of this group, 29 billionaires doubled their wealth since March
    There were 36 new billionaires made
    Tesla’s Elon Musk increased his wealth by $100billion, an increase of 413%
    Amazon’s Jeff Bezos added $70.7 billion to his wealth since mid-March despite concerns raised by the company’s workers about their pandemic pay
    It comes as 11million Americans remain unemployed due to the pandemic

  32. Has anyone here seen the details of what co-morbid conditions existed in the Phase 3 trials populations? Specifically, how many pregnant women, how many people with chronic diseases (e.g. MS, sickle cell anemia, etc.)?
    Twenty minutes or so of googling around tells me some were included but not which and how many of each.

    And Happy Thanksgiving to one and all that make this place a calm port in a stormy world.
    Continued good health to you and your families.

  33. To and from Fort Worth today. Hey, there really is a Lake Worth. Looks nice. Up 281 to I20 to I620(?) and missed my next exit. Oh well. Easy drive, just freaking long.

    Had a nice visit. Ate too much.

    Truck ran like a sewing machine other than a few “dings” from the dash cluster ala “low fuel”. I saw one flash of “low fluid” (I think) and thought it was cool I have a sensor to say the washer fluid is low, not that I need such.

    Well. The sensor is not for the windshield washer. I seem to have a leak in the radiator. The only spray I can find makes it look like the leak is in the upper corner. The air filter box and area around have green water.

    I can do this. I’ve replaced radiators. And hoses. Or, to the shop. They have the tools right there and they can see what they are doing.

    Truck will be 19 in April 2021. So I need a radiator. Big deal.

    Penny was very happy to see me. Cats, too, perhaps, but they mostly want food.

  34. Made me think that perhaps with all the discoveries being made in materials science, e.g. graphene, maybe there’s a way to store hydrogen compactly without the trouble of gas and pressure.

    Storage in graphenes is ongoing. It’s not cheap, though, to manufacture. A friend is a Chemistry prof at Rice and part of the nanomaterials group there. He’s a physical chemist and told me once that it will take a while for nanomaterials to pay off big, as they need to understand them better and develop the theoretical framework behind them. (Same thing is true for high temperature superconductors. And one of my undergraduate quantum profs there won the Nobel prize in Chemistry for discovery of Buckyballs.)

    My son worked in the graphene lab at UofH for six months while he was contemplating getting a PhD in Chemistry. He eventually quit because “did not want to be a slave”.

  35. My son worked in the graphene lab at UofH for six months while he was contemplating getting a PhD in Chemistry. He eventually quit because “did not want to be a slave”.

    Slaves get room and board. PhD students get a tuition waiver.

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  36. On balance I’m glad I didn’t go for the PhD. (More accurately, dropped out of the program before the first class began, and ended up having spent no money on it, just some time.) I’d gone to talk to the profs and outline what I had in mind and worked out a program and gotten things set … and then realized that I didn’t want to teach, didn’t want to be the kind of researcher who needed a PhD in order to get the grants to do the research, didn’t have an emotional need for the validation a degree provides, and didn’t want to be broke for three years.

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  37. The 1000/1000 mbps is $2,031/month.

    That’s probably ok, a little high. You might get them down to more like $1800 as your location isn’t very rural.

    If you want the 100 service, haggle on that too.

    AT&T just offered me a 10/10 mbps fiber line at the office for $451/month with a two year commitment. The 20/20 mbps is $495/month. The 50/50 mbps is $591/month. The 100/100 mbps is $806/month. The 1000/1000 mbps is $2,031/month.

    The 10/10 mpbs at $451/month is $320/month more than I am paying for my two 12/1 mbps DSL lines that I have muxed together. I just don’t want to raise my corporate fixed expenses at all right now. As a small business, any expenses that I cannot pay come out of my back pocket.

  38. Just be glad AT&T is still going for your back pockets.
    Gubermint aims between.

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  39. The wife, number one son, and I went to El Campo, TX today. We had Thanksgiving with my parents and my youngest brother, his wife and his son in the Rotary Park. We were the only people there which surprised me.

    My sister-in-law told me that her older sister, age 62, passed away recently. She was in denial about her diabetes and started having breathing problems. They took her to the ER and her blood sugar was 300. They gave her a transfusion of blood but she passed away the next day. BTW, they tested her and she was covid positive. So, she died of the covid.

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  40. “Supreme Court: Pandemic No Excuse to Discriminate Against Religious Groups”
    https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/2020/november/supreme-court-pandemic-no-excuse-to-discriminate-against-religious-groups

    “A gigantic victory for religious liberty late Wednesday night at the U.S. Supreme Court. In a 5-4 ruling, the justices told New York Governor Andrew Cuomo he can’t discriminate against religious groups when it comes to Covid-19 restrictions.”

    “Newest justice Amy Coney Barrett gave the majority in this ruling its fifth vote. Chief Justice John Roberts joined the three liberal justices in dissent.”

    So at 1130pm last night, SCOTUS finally told Cuomo to back off and stop discriminating against the religious in our country.

    If the politicians break the first amendment, where will they stop ?

    And John Roberts, you are a traitor to the USA Constitution.

  41. @lynn

    The 1.7 million were sent out to Democrats. Another 680K were sent to Republicans. 200K were sent to ‘non-affiliated’.

    From a story by Philadelphia NBC station Oct 19, 2020. Source: https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/politics/decision-2020/pennsylvania-mail-in-ballot-requests-hit-2-8-million-including-700000-gop-voters/2567670/ .

    Looks like a bit of cherry-picking facts there.

    Ok, that is not good. Why would somebody lie about the number of ballots sent out ?

    Hat tip to:
    https://thelibertydaily.com/

  42. Getting the kids ready for bed. Had to watch the WKRP episode after dinner.

    Had turkey done alton someone’s way and it was GOOD.
    Had green bean and mushroom soup casserole and it was REALLY GOOD.
    Had sweet potatoes with brown sugar and marshmallows and they were REALLY GOOD.
    Had fluffy mashed potatoes and they were DELICIOUS.
    Had french meat stuffing (mostly ground pork) and it was awesome.
    Had some baked apples (leftover from pie making) that ROCKED.
    In fact, just about everything was the best my wife’s ever made it.
    Dessert was homemade apple pie, made by #2 daughter with help from my wife.
    And challah bread in the machine.

    I got my canned jellied cranberry too, the others ate SYLT ligonberry jam from IKEA.

    Then I slept for a bit while the kids watched tv.

    No kneelers for me.

    Now time for stories and bed.

    n

  43. Mrs. wanted to see Charlie Brown’s Thanksgiving which is available for free on AppleTV.
    Despite never having owned any Apple products, it seems I already had an Apple ID and the painful process of retrieving the ID, unlocking it, resetting the password and security questions took almost as long as the movie runs for. A pox on Apple.

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  44. Hi Nick, I apologize for being out of context. I don’t know where else to ask this question and I feel you might know the answer.

    I’m very interested in purchasing Robert’s book, The Illustrated Guide to Home Chemistry Experiments.

    I’m aware the support site for this book, http://www.homechemlab.com, is no longer online. In his posts from 2008, Mr. Thompson talks about working on a teacher’s guide and additional labs which were offered on this support site.

    I messaged Ben Siciliano of thehomescientist.com. He told me the support site has been down for a number of years now and the answer guides for the book are no longer available.

    I know it’s a long shot, but is there a way to purchase the teacher’s guide and 30 additional labs that Mr. Thompson offered on http://www.homechemlab.com?

    Thank you for your time and happy Thanksgiving to all.

  45. Getting the kids ready for bed. Had to watch the WKRP episode after dinner.

    We watched pieces of the MST3k marathon. Sadly, the fans did not vote for “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians” for the “wild card” choice.

    The H&I “Deep Space Nine” reruns are into the heart of the war story arc. Tonight was “Favor The Bold”, one of the best of the entire series.

  46. Had turkey done alton someone’s way and it was GOOD.

    We bought a pre-brined turkey from HEB. It was excellent, but we’ve never been disappointed with their private label products.

  47. Hi Sam, welcome and Happy Thanksgiving Day to you too.

    Unfortunately with Robert’s passing, we lost more than we knew. He had a number of things in process that for one reason or another were not available to us afterwards.

    The only ongoing support for his work teaching science to anyone who wanted to learn it is thru the efforts of Ben and his team. If he can’t help you, all I can suggest is ebay. Possibly Abe’s Books as an alternative to ebay, if you come up empty there. I have only my personal copy of the book and not a teacher’s guide. My kids are finally getting nearly old enough to start working with it, so I’m not ready to sell mine.

    There might be someone else here who has a copy to spare, give it a couple of days, then ask again. It’s not an imposition, we all want Bob’s legacy to continue.

    Thanks,

    nick


  48. I got my canned jellied cranberry too

    Straight from the can, ridges intact. The only way.

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  49. Our turkey was the free one HEB gave out with purchase of a ham. River run? Something like that.

    “we’ve never been disappointed with their private label products. ”
    –the only thing I’ve tried and didn’t like was their version of basic potato chips. I just prefer Lay’s. The HEB version tastes ‘burnt’ to me.

    n

  50. “Straight from the can, ridges intact. The only way.”

    –it’s become a joke in our house, but that IS the only way.

    n

  51. I got my canned jellied cranberry too

    Straight from the can, ridges intact. The only way.

    I did not get any canned jellied cranberry.

  52. I’m very interested in purchasing Robert’s book, The Illustrated Guide to Home Chemistry Experiments.

    <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Illustrated-Guide-Home-Chemistry-Experiments/dp/0596514921/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=robert+bruce+thompson&qid=1606454947&s=books&sr=1-4%5C%22%3E&tag=ttgnet-20
    Illustrated Guide to Home Chemistry Experiments: All Lab, No Lecture (DIY Science) 1st Edition
    by Robert Bruce Thompson (Author)

    RBT's other "DIY Science" books also appear to be available.

  53. I realize I was a bit misleading in my first comment.

    I’m aware the book is available for purchase online. I’d like to purchase it, but I’ve been hesitant since I won’t be able to verify my answers to lab questions are correct or feel confident about my understanding if I get stuck on a question. I was hoping someone might still have the teacher’s guide (answer key) or information on how to obtain it.

    I will probably still purchase the book. It seems very complete and friendly for self study. I wish I could personally thank Mr. Thompson for this book, as well as his other titles which I am inclined to purchase when I have time in the future, but I’m aware its not possible to do so. I am uneducated in these subjects and they interest me greatly. I would like to self study so I can survive college level classes.

    I will have to do my best to answer the questions on my own… or perhaps I will use the experiments in the manuals offered on thehomescientist.com, since there are solution keys provided with the lab questions and lab kits are provided. Nevertheless, Mr. Thompson’s book is still an invaluable source of information even without the experiments and lab questions.

    Sorry for the confusion everyone. Thank you Nick and mediumwave for taking the time to comment. I appreciate it greatly.

    Thanks,
    Sam

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