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Old 10-18-2016, 05:19 PM   #5381
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Thanks. The last time we had this much traffic around here was back in 1988 during the World Series, and a couple of big name rock concerts. It took me 2 hours to get home from work, and we're only talking 5 miles.



Otherwise, I live on a very quiet, secluded hill top street where there's virtually no traffic at all. The problem is all the roads below us can get jammed.

This reminds me of when we went to an out of town Rolling Stones concert years ago with friends. We looked at the line to get out, and then DH took a detour right through a park. We went around all the playground equipment and didn't hit anything. We beat the line, but it probably wasn't legal.
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Old 10-18-2016, 05:43 PM   #5382
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Probably??? Himself said that you should be glad DH wasn't stopped.

roadfix, First World Problems. Be glad your team is still playing. I know I am.

Oh, yeah, and Go Tribe!
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Old 10-18-2016, 05:48 PM   #5383
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This reminds me of when we went to an out of town Rolling Stones concert years ago with friends. We looked at the line to get out, and then DH took a detour right through a park. We went around all the playground equipment and didn't hit anything. We beat the line, but it probably wasn't legal.
That's funny.
In fact, one huge traffic mess here was created during the Rolling Stones concert for 2 evenings, I think a couple or three years ago.

The few fans who know the area pretty well will sometimes park on our street (also known as lovers' lane) and will walk across the park and down to the stadium. That also saves them $20 in parking fees....
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roadfix, any place you can safely park your car "down below" - would probably be faster for you to walk home!
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Old 10-19-2016, 03:17 AM   #5385
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I'm currently guarding my domain - The Kitchen. Himself got the idea to mix his batch of "play-dough" now; he needs it for an astronomy program he will be presenting to about 30-35 6th graders Thursday morning. Meanwhile, I have to be up, dressed, and semi-functional before noon - the garage door service guy (who came at 11:45 AM for a 1-1:30 PM slot on Monday - I was "indisposed") will be showing up "anytime after noon". My mind tells me I need to be presentable by 11:00 AM.

Love the guy, but I'm going to kill him tonight...

Think I'll shower while he's playing Romper Room.
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Old 10-19-2016, 06:39 AM   #5386
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I'm currently guarding my domain - The Kitchen. Himself got the idea to mix his batch of "play-dough" now; he needs it for an astronomy program he will be presenting to about 30-35 6th graders Thursday morning. Meanwhile, I have to be up, dressed, and semi-functional before noon - the garage door service guy (who came at 11:45 AM for a 1-1:30 PM slot on Monday - I was "indisposed") will be showing up "anytime after noon". My mind tells me I need to be presentable by 11:00 AM.

Love the guy, but I'm going to kill him tonight...

Think I'll shower while he's playing Romper Room.
CG, a number of years ago I worked for an overhead door service. One day I got a call from an elderly man that broke down in tears while talking to me. From what I could make out, he had lost his wife of many years, just a few days earlier. It seems that his door was squeaking when it went up and down. So when he was able to stop crying I told him to have one of his neighbors call me.

A hour later his neighbor did call and I told her to tell one of her sons or husband what to do. Get a can of 40 weight auto oil and run it down the tracks. "Oh, I can do that for him. We have some right now in our garage." She called me back a couple of hours later to tell me problem had been solved. Otherwise, it would have cost the old man $65.00 plus for the oil.

My heart broke for that old man. I just let him cry his eyes dry.
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roadfix, any place you can safely park your car "down below" - would probably be faster for you to walk home!
I can just as easily put on my spandex and cycle to work like I've done in the past many times...
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I can just as easily put on my spandex and cycle to work like I've done in the past many times...
Five miles isn't that long a bike ride. Sounds like a good idea.



You know the dirty old ladies in the forum want pix.
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Five miles isn't that long a bike ride. Sounds like a good idea.



You know the dirty old ladies in the forum want pix.
Well, the ride coming home is grueling as it is mostly all up hill.


Here's one photo from one of our "Beer Ride"....You can clearly see what beer does to some of us... I'm one of them.
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Well, the ride coming home is grueling as it is mostly all up hill.


Here's one photo from one of our "Beer Ride"....You can clearly see what beer does to some of us... I'm one of them.
You're the good looking one, eh?

Uphill cycling, not my favourite.
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