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The Lounge / Re: So what do I need to know about 2000s BMWs?
« Last post by wantahertzdonut on September 11, 2019, 01:39:38 AM »
You chose... wisely.

Congrats!
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The Lounge / Re: So what do I need to know about 2000s BMWs?
« Last post by Kalgorn on September 10, 2019, 11:09:47 PM »
I did something...

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The Lounge / Re: New adventure
« Last post by 87Warrior on September 08, 2019, 06:56:29 PM »
Good for you guys! My wife and I have been considering fostering, but we want our own kids to be a bit older first.

How have the girls taken to it?
Our situation is kind of odd. We have a friend-family connection to the girls' mother (she was a babysitter of mine when growing up and my folks and her folks were the best of friends). They were removed from their mom and placed with an Aunt and then Great Aunt/Uncle. The family drama was more than any of the adults could handle so the girls got tossed around for awhile. We got them 8 months after they were pulled from mom and are at 13 months out of mom's care. They are doing well and only had minimal anxiety moving to our home since we knew them.

Wow, good for you!  Are you adopting permanently?  How did they like the trip?
The goal for the girls is reintegration with their mother. We have been pursuing a private infant adoption for a few years now with no luck. Now that we have become a licensed foster home we may eventually seek out an adoption through the foster system.

The girls sure didn't act like they enjoyed the camping trip while it was happening. But they both are eager to show friends their picture album from the trip and reminisce about it quite often. The youngest (3rd grade) said she is writing a 4 page story about the trip for school and isn't done. Outside of one trip to TX to see a grandmother, this was the first time they had been outside of KS/on a vacation.
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The Lounge / Re: Just went on a GLORIOUS road trip..
« Last post by Onyx Dragon on September 07, 2019, 03:19:25 PM »
I got through the BNJ folder and my phone's about to die.  That's an impressive exhibit and a lot more detailed than I imagined.  It really looks like you can get all over the place.  Cool use of the shells on the grounds too.  And you gotta love the cheap beer on sale!

Did you say there's a battleship moored in CA?  I'll have to take a tour if I find myself nearby.

Battleship and carrier.  The battleship is the Battleship Iowa.  She's the sister of New Jersey, Missouri, and Wisconsin (I'm about to put up the Wisconsin pics.  It was a guided below decks tour).  Iowa is also the namesake of the Iowa class and the first built of that class.  Recently, she was also named the official Museum of the Surface Fleet...hilariously, the USN had aviation, underwater, and special forces museums, but no museum for the surface fleet until a couple years back.

There are two carrier museums in California.  Hornet and Midway.  For some reason, Iowa isn't on this list.  Red Oak Victory is a famous WWII liberty ship.

http://www.californiaforvisitors.com/attractions/museum-ships.htm
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The Lounge / Re: Hurricane Dorian
« Last post by wantahertzdonut on September 07, 2019, 12:45:50 AM »
Glad to hear.  It sounds like most of the damage is in the Carolinas.
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The Lounge / Re: Just went on a GLORIOUS road trip..
« Last post by wantahertzdonut on September 07, 2019, 12:43:51 AM »
I got through the BNJ folder and my phone's about to die.  That's an impressive exhibit and a lot more detailed than I imagined.  It really looks like you can get all over the place.  Cool use of the shells on the grounds too.  And you gotta love the cheap beer on sale!

Did you say there's a battleship moored in CA?  I'll have to take a tour if I find myself nearby.

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The Lounge / Re: Just went on a GLORIOUS road trip..
« Last post by Onyx Dragon on September 06, 2019, 06:47:28 PM »
This is Battleship North Carolina:

http://imgur.com/a/DnTBn1Q
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The Lounge / Re: Just went on a GLORIOUS road trip..
« Last post by Onyx Dragon on September 06, 2019, 05:05:30 PM »
Nice!  This was your dream big trip you talked about last year, right?

Got any pics?

Ask and ye shall receive!  The following is just for Battleship New Jersey.  I have more I'll get up:

http://imgur.com/a/dpjC632
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The Lounge / Re: Hurricane Dorian
« Last post by Southern_Pride on September 05, 2019, 07:44:29 PM »
Didn't even blow all the moss from my oak trees. Missed a lot of work but I'm still grateful.
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The Lounge / Re: Hurricane Dorian
« Last post by Southern_Pride on September 03, 2019, 02:04:19 PM »
Im roughly where the space center is. Right now its not much. Abaco's took a whopping and saved florida it looks like.
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