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j3studio Already The 18th Of February
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Good morning, all!

I got home yesterday evening and turned on the rain-delayed Daytona 500. At that point, they were about 60 laps in. Watched the rest of it, including the two "big ones," and they went to Overtime. On the last lap came Newman's frightening crash.

I've always liked Ryan—his completely non-standard engineer-with-a-degree-from-Purdue background appeals to me. He's also bad fast—the Rocket Man nickname hints at his qualifying prowess. The crash looked bad in real-time and even worse in slow motion, with tons of intrusion into the driver's compartment—and then the emergency team was slow to get to what was left of the car (they could learn a lot from Indy Car) as gas poured out of the shattered tank.

Then, we wait. The workers move slowly—never a good sign—and Jeff Gordon is near tears as Fox ends the broadcast. NASCAR blocks off the car with black screens so that fans can't see. Finally, the ambulance heads off to the Halifax Health Medical Center, which is were all severely injured drivers go. At this point, no one knows if Ryan is even alive. I'm worried that I've just watched another driver die on live television, like Dale, Dan, and Justin.

We wait some more. NASCAR fans on Twitter think the worst, and it's hard to disagree because the playbook NASCAR is following is close to the one they followed with Earnhardt in 2001. Finally, at about 10:00 PM, the word comes that a) Ryan's alive and b) his injuries are not life-threatening. A big exhale—but it takes me another two hours to go to sleep.

… and yet still we watch.

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teebee Re: Already The 18th Of February
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Morning guys....Much cooler today. More work at the church hall and a home ball game later.

Got to get to it.
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GRIS Re: Already The 18th Of February
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CLOUDY, WINDY, AND COLDISH IN THE NATIONS THIS MORNING. THE CHEROKEES ARE GLAD IT'S NOT RAINING AT LEAST.

TO GO OR NOT TO GO, THAT IS THE QUESTION. WHETHER 'TIS NOBLER IN THE MIND TO GO OUT FOR BREAKFAST, OR STAY HOME AND EAT A HAM AND PIMENTO CHEESE SANDWICH---DARLING WIFE STILL IN OKC.

REPORT INDICATES TOTAL CHAOS AT BABY DAUGHTERS AS THEY MOVE HOUSE. WHEN YOU LIVE IN ONE PLACE FOR YEARS AN INCREDIBLE AMOUNT OF STUFF ACCUMULATES.

THERE ARE SIGNS OF SPRING: YESTERDAY I SAW THREE CONVERTIBLES WITH TOPS DOWN. PUSHING IT A BIT, I'D SAY, IT WASN'T EVEN SUNNY. AND THERE ARE DAFFODILS BLOOMING AM GRISHEIM, WAITING TO BECOME THE OKLAHOMA STATE FLOWER, THE FROZEN DAFFODIL :-)

AND SPEAKING OF SIGNS, ANOTHER WARNING FROM THE LAND OF THE LITIGIOUS:

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vetteblondie Re: Already The 18th Of February
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I missed the race and crash but have seen some photos/videos. Looked horrible. Glad he is somewhat okay.
Ugly and dreary here again. Sick to death of it. The sun came out a few minutes here and there yesterday. I cleaned house from 830 till 7 last night. Still not done. Have the dining room, spare bedroom and one bathroom to go. Then start all over. I'm sore as heck today.
Hoping for a slow day at the office I could use some rest
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Ultraman Re: Already The 18th Of February
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Ok went to my real doctor today as this crud is moving into my chest. He gave me some kind of inhaler therapy which reminded me of a bong.....er nevermind....... and 2 shoots in my caboose .... and some horse pills that should kick anythings ass I guess..... should have gone there first....

Onward and upward Guru's
Posted on: 2/18 20:21
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teebee Re: Already The 18th Of February
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Well, we got the rest of the conduit run and all the wire pulled today....feels good to have that done. Sheetrock comes Friday, so the local supplier says. Probably will wait until Monday to start on that...going to round up a few more guys to help with that.

I'm tired but it's just about time to go work the ballgames.
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TommyT-Bone Re: Already The 18th Of February
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Ya Marcus. I understand the bong reference. It would be like using a bong if you knew what using a bong might be like.

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