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Old 09-21-2012, 02:24 PM   #5691
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I'm waiting for the Space Shuttle flyover which should be happening in just a few minutes over several local areas here. I'm at work but I've got my binoculars in case I need them. They'll be flying low at only 1500 ft altitude.
Re the relocation of the Shuttle - I feel very curmudgeonly say so, but that seems to me like a gigantic waste of money, especially these days. I'd rather they kept the shuttles in Houston or the Cape and let people go to them.

2nd thought, the Shuttle on top of the jet reminded me of a London double-decker bus.
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Old 09-21-2012, 03:30 PM   #5692
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Wow! So close. That was the biggest WOW moment I've had in a looong time.
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Old 09-21-2012, 03:42 PM   #5693
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I'm getting better at using the dictation function on the iPad.
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Old 09-21-2012, 03:55 PM   #5694
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Wow! So close. That was the biggest WOW moment I've had in a looong time.
That would be fascinating for me as well, Roadfix! Once in a lifetime moment!
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Old 09-21-2012, 03:56 PM   #5695
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I'm getting better at using the dictation function on the iPad.
Glad to hear it Andy but remember to get your rest too!
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Old 09-21-2012, 04:16 PM   #5696
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I'm laying low today. Woke up with a horrible cold. Dang cold nights finally grabbed hole of me.
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Old 09-21-2012, 04:27 PM   #5697
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Glad to hear it Andy but remember to get your rest too!
No worries the most strenuous thing I've done today is make lunch.
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Old 09-21-2012, 05:01 PM   #5698
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Re the relocation of the Shuttle - I feel very curmudgeonly say so, but that seems to me like a gigantic waste of money, especially these days. I'd rather they kept the shuttles in Houston or the Cape and let people go to them.

2nd thought, the Shuttle on top of the jet reminded me of a London double-decker bus.
This old song sort of sums up my feelings about the end of the space race and America's current situation "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime," lyrics by Yip Harburg, music by Jay Gorney (1931)

Once I built a railroad, I made it run, made it race against time.
Once I built a railroad; now it's done. Brother, can you spare a dime?
Once I built a tower, up to the sun, brick, and rivet, and lime;
Once I built a tower, now it's done. Brother, can you spare a dime?

It's time to wake up America!
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Old 09-21-2012, 05:13 PM   #5699
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I can't help wondering why we spent all that money just to reach the moon. I agree, we got some great products as a result of the space program. And we got some great heroes for kids to admire. But I would have rather seen some of that money go for education.
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Old 09-21-2012, 07:46 PM   #5700
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Good morning!

It is a lovely Saturday morning here, going to be very warm and sunny

We are just about to head out and look for some new curtains and blinds, so exciting getting all new ones made

Then this afternoon we will have a few drinks out in the garden, perfect day for it
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