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I find myself worrying or wondering about a lot of our gents who are tardy or absent of late, so I'm calling the roll.

 

Rrumbler ----- present, here, yeah, raises hand.

 

Shout out if you're of a mind to.



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I'm with you, Em(I) - - as for me "Iz be ratcher" - - - kinda like a stray dog - - you ain't gettin' rid of me until I check out permanently

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I check in every day.........its like my job

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Still wander in here, usually a couple times a day



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I'm sifting around,lol

Later gator
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I need to call Bad Rat and see if all is OK with him and his bunch up in the NW


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Actually, I was not worried about any of you four, you're always about; it's Bill (BadRat) and others that I am concerned about. I know folks have lives other than this and other forums, but ---------

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'Zatcly and some of "Yall" aren't no Sprang Chicken yanno - - - didn't get the call made yesterday because of a &%#*&%@)^ teenage grandson. GRRRRRR
Hopefully I can give him a buzz today sometime.

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I'm here, not as often as I'd like to be.

Family and work seen to get in the way a lot, these days.

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Called Bad Rat yesterday, no answer so I left message.

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Bears Toys still around not here enough workin on that I hope all is good fer ya all and if that it gets better...............BEAR

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Hack and Bear, good to see Y'all checking by - - - hope things are well with you and yours.

Update: A couple of days ago I left a message for Bad Rat but haven't gotten a call back so I need to ring his bell again.

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Hope Rat is doing well....I saw a couple of his posts on Facebook a couple of weeks ago

Also, wondering about Geezer.....I know he has had a rough go of it the last little while

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seen the Geezer last week Tj said had to go and get work on but said that all is ok could be better will let ya know more A S A P back at ya soon............BEAR

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Yeah, Ol' Geezer and TJ seem to be in a pretty big rough patch the last few years; I wish them the best.

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Still here, alive and kicking........sorta. Passed out in the kitchen a couple weeks back. 3rd time that's happened in the past year, been ECG'd, Blood-tested, Scoped, MRI'd, Scanned, X-rayed 'n Ultra-sounded stem to stern, Nothing showing up, which is great. 'Cept this time when I blacked out I tried to remove the kitchen counter with my face.

1 night in Emerg, another set of MRI's - broken cheekbone and Orbital socket. Eyes were looking in a different direction for awhile so everytime I opened them I puked. Bleeding out my mouth and nose - and the Dr never shone a light in my eyes, ears or mouth. Never mentioned that I had another concussion, never looked at my face at all - and it had a big friggin dent in it!
He was pre-occupied with my heart, which I know from all the previous work - is fine.

Next day at home ( while my face was still numb because the nerve was pinched) I stuck my thumb up against the roof of my mouth, the other hand against my temple and pushed the bones back into place. When I saw a Plastic surgeon a week later he looked at me, looked at the MRI's and said" it doesn't look the same, where did the depression go?" I told him what I did and he replied " nice work", I asked if he was offering me a job? He just laughed.

Most of the swelling and numbness is gone. Almost back to normal........whatever the heck that is.

Hope you're all doing well.


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Sorry to hear you are having a tough time Randy.......I passed out once a couple of years ago....It was a stressful day and real hot...I think the combo of the two did it.....Gotta watch the stress as we get older.......and stay out of the heat. Thats why I'm in on the computer right now....thermometer shows almost 40C in the sun, so taking a break

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Good grief, Randy, hope you heal up quick and don't have too many extra dimples after all is done. What you did with your thumb and all is sort of like me and my many times broken nose. On a job one time, I got my face in the way of a 2 x 6 that was riding on a guys shoulder, and wound up getting up from the ground with my nose sort of pointing left. Several guys came running over to help, and I said I'd be ok as soon as I got my nose back where it belonged; reached up and grabbed it and moved it back to the front, and two guys fainted - I was not among them.

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That's funny Rumbler, we must be related. When I worked in the forge at TRW we had to change tooling now and then. Real b*tch of a job, each die weighed about 200 lbs and there were 6.
One day during a tooling swap my partner and I were loosening clamp bolts. The bolt let go, we hit the floor. My partner turned around to tell me something and noticed my right leg was at a 80' angle - sideways.
He puked in a garbage can.
Then I asked him to help me stand up, which he did, and once up on one peg I snapped the other leg back into place........he puked again, lol.
I didn't have the heart to tell him I'm hyper-mobile......like Houdini.

Rumbler, I'm not sure noses are supposed to be hyper -mobile, lol.

Poncho, pretty warm here too, I work some, float in the pool some, work some......



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Hey Randy...You mentioned TRW........My brother in law used to work there as an engineer....is in the US now. His name is Ted Anderson....any recollection in your memory of him, hes about your age?

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Hey Poncho, that name sounds really familiar. Did he ever work for Canadian Tire too?


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No ...dont think so...I am pretty sure he joined TRW right out of school. He was married to my sister, but she passed away at a young age (Cystic Fibrosis)......I know he was transfered to TRW in the US and has lived there since.

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Sorry to hear about your sister Poncho, that's a tough go for everyone. I can't say for certain I remember Ted. I'm picturing an average build guy, sandy hair and wireframe glasses. If that describes him......then I guess yep, I remember. If not........... I dunno. I remember a Larry Anderson a little better though.

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Had glasses, but dark hair.........At the time, he would have been driving a 68 Valiant with a built up slant 6.....or maybe a 70 Dodge Coronet wagon with a 383/4 speed.......He liked the oddball cars....lol

 

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poncho62 wrote:

Had glasses, but dark hair.........At the time, he would have been driving a 68 Valiant with a built up slant 6.....or maybe a 70 Dodge Coronet wagon with a 383/4 speed.......He liked the oddball cars....lol

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 Must not be the right fella then, you're talking about TRW St Cath , Tilly or up north? I like the wagon......but then, I like odd-ball cars too, lol.



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That car sort of looks like one I used to drive at work, pool car it was; had a slant six and an automatic trans. Was really a wreck on wheels, or so it seemed, although the mechanics always gave it a clean bill of health, and in truth, it just ran, and ran, and kept on running. It also rattled and clattered, leaked water in the rain, and on rough roadways, it felt like the wheels were trying to fall off. Oh the memories.

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This one was a pretty cool car....The guy that ordered it new had a son in a wheelchair, so he ordered a wagon...It had bucket seats and the pistol grip shifter.
Randy, as far as I can remember, Ted worked at the St Catherines TRW...I could be wrong.

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hmmm. sorry Poncho, I just can't place him I guess.

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I haven't been here in a while, but I'm still vertical (mostly). I had a real bad smoker's cough for a while, and around 2012, I coughed my self into unconsciousness for about the 5th time, except I was in a doctor's office when I did it. Got me an ambulance ride to the hospital and a 5 day stay while they tried to clear out my lungs. Took me another 2 years to quit smoking (I can be real mule headed stupid stubborn sometimes). Now I have COPD, bad back, bad hip, but no cough LOL. I've had to start using the electric scooters on the stores to do my shopping. or give my wife a list and let her pick up the stuff. I'm doing better than some other folks my age. Seems in my family, not many of the men folk reached 60, between cancer, heart trouble, and doing stupid dangerous stuff on roof tops, etc. I'm lucky that my heart is good, and most everything else is ok except for the old lungs.

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I been wondering what's become of Russ, aka: Whinny.  Hey, Russ, you out there, you ok???  Come to think of it, things have been generally quite quiet hereabouts of late, we must have run out of stuff to jaw about.



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Whinny has been on here and on HR.com recently......

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I'm afraid that I have addicted him to The TexasBBQForum - - - I'll tell him that his absence is noticed here also.

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Lol, still here, just bin busy with work. I do pop in here but sometimes I just have a look. I'm nosey like that,lol. Hope everyone's still above ground.

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Kind of wondering where Bill (BadRat) is......hasnt been here in quite a while.....wished him Happy Birthday with others on his Facebook page, but he doesnt seem to be looking at that either, hope hes OK

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I called him several months ago and left a message but got no reply. I need to call again RIGHT NOW.

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OK, I called and his son answered the phone and "reminded me" of the time difference OOPS - - - anyhow Bad Rat was still asleep and his son told me he would give him the message and he would probably call me back. So I'll let Y'all know when I know.

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Nothing so far - - - -



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Bad Rat called today and we had a long over due conversation. Got caught up on everything we could remember and are hoping to hook up sometime before we are no longer vertical. He said to tell Y'all Howdy.

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Good to hear that he is well........

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