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Posted 14 January 2010 - 02:19 PM

Wow! I'm glad to hear the surgery went well. We sure have made strides in heart surgery.
 

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 02:25 PM

Thanks Tom! Incredible staff at Central Washington Hospital!! :bow:
 

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 04:41 PM

80cents a pount



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WOW, 80 cents? I'm there!


Did you NOT read my disclaimer....*(Prices are for example only)*...?

:smirk: I have no idea how much they charge per pound...

I was just guessin......

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 12:08 AM

Did you NOT read my disclaimer....*(Prices are for example only)*...?

I have no idea how much they charge per pound...

I was just guessin......

Rob



Yes Rob, I was reading it...just poking u with a stick. :grin: :poke:
 

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 12:13 AM

Same situation here in Wenatchee - loads of clouds. Speaking of recycling pipe, my dad had quad-bypass surgery yesterday. He's looking great and we're all relieved as you might imagine. Incredible what they can do these days.

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My gladness as well to your father Bill. Glad things went well. Was it done in Wenatchee?

Cindy's dad is over here from Wenatchee having tests done before his surgery. Probably in a few weeks.
 

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 12:17 AM

Gotta love this.

http://www.weather.gov/


Next weeks not looking good either...but on the other hand, things are pretty tough for the people in Haiti right now. Guess the rain doesn't seem so bad.
 

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 10:50 AM

Gotta love this.

http://www.weather.gov/


Next weeks not looking good either...but on the other hand, things are pretty tough for the people in Haiti right now. Guess the rain doesn't seem so bad.



I'll take rain over a devistating earthquake any day.......

Rob(they had an earthquake in Japan last night too)
 

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 10:48 PM

Bill, glad your dad is doing ok...went through the same thing 20 years ago with my dad...5 bypasses! He's doing great for an old rascal and is now 80!

Kerry, hope Cindy's dad will be ok as well.
 

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 12:45 PM

Radio astronomy is the way to go!!
Just back from Anchorage. With all the snow on the ground and the streetlights I could hardly see a star- and to think I was in the middle of nowhere
 

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 03:36 AM

Just got back from outside, there was a small break in the clouds, got to take a quick peek at Orion and Mars with my new telescope. Loving the new <20 lb TeleVue setup, set it up for 10 minutes and came back inside, something I never could have done with my old CGEM setup.
Too bad with all the moisture in the air Mars looked like a red blob.
 

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 01:16 PM

Nice to see someone get a little eyepiece time. :p
 

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 02:43 PM

Hi, All, I'm baaaaack.

Our power was knocked out ~0300 this morning, and stayed that way until Anne & I went to work. I'm glad it's warm, unlike the major outage in Dec. '07. I saw some stars this morning too, but as Taylor said, the transparency was crummy.

Bill, I'm glad the surgery went well. Best wishes for your dad.

I didn't find out until Sunday, but my dad went into the hospital Friday evening. (What the heck's going on? Something in the water?) I packed up from the percussion retreat and went down to Tacoma General, and found him much improved and clamoring for release. They let him go yesterday afternoon. Internal bleeding is happening somewhere, and they haven't yet figured out the source. I stopped by their house this morning, and he's doing pretty well.

It's so odd to see my elderly parents at TG. My mom graduated from the TG school of nursing in '49; she and my dad met there while she was a nursing student and he was in the Army, visiting a friend; dad was assistant administrator there 1968-71. Heck, I even worked there as an X-ray tech at Mary Bridge. I see my 83 y.o. mom walking down the hall and just behind her pads the ghost of a 22 y.o. hell-on-wheels RN. I could see the years blur as they spooled by.
 

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 05:24 PM

Just got back in from observing the sun for the first time in my life. Ordered a Thousand Oaks glass cell for my TV when I bought the 'scope couple weeks back, great purchase for the rare, sunny WA days!
No sunspots that I could see :(, and it was shimmering pretty bad, looks like daytime seeing is no better than nighttime seeing right now.

Sorry to hear about you guys' parents.

Gripweed, I've been considering buying a small box and some wiring and setting up a tiny radio 'scope in the backyard. Seems to be the only thing that would get consistent use with the PNW skies. Ever listened to the YouTube recordings of the sounds send back from the NASA probes to Jupiter and Saturn turned into audio format? Very eerie.
 

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 09:47 PM

Thanks Tom L and Mike. Dad went home today! :)
 

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 09:49 PM

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 09:58 PM

I just now consulted the sun, moon, stars, moon calendar and, of course, wife. All align to 3rd Annual Spring Campout and MSHSP-at-Goldendale the weekend of June 11. The alternative date would have been the weekend of May 15. The June date looks better to me because the weather is more likely to be dry and warmer, and because the moon phase is new-new instead of almost-new. This post is my first tossing out of the idea to any of my friends. Does anyone see any reason why it would be better placed the May 15 weekend? I'd welcome your thoughts.

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 10:19 PM

:woohoo:
 

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 11:32 PM

June is fine, it's great for you to host these outings, thanks.

Hopefully if it's clear, I'll be looking through the 0.9m scope at Kitt Peak on Feb 23rd!

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 12:01 AM

I'm just looking forward to the next MSHSP-at Goldendale, whenever it's held. :whee:
 

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 01:49 AM

I would definetly lean for the June date.
 

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 09:48 AM

Well then, hearing no objection . . . the wheels will turn.

Hopefully if it's clear, I'll be looking through the 0.9m scope at Kitt Peak on Feb 23rd!

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 09:49 PM

Anyone notice page 16 of the current issue of Astronomy?
 

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 09:56 PM

Anyone notice page 16 of the current issue of Astronomy?


I don't get it anymore...any hints on what it is?
 

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 11:18 AM

That's me in the lower left corner! My 15 minutes of fame has come and gone.

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 11:21 PM

Hey Brad - good photo and great article - thanks for calling my attention to it - a good read!
 


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