What are y’all up to? # 3 (Current NEW thread)

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  • #86485
    MariaRMariaR
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    Hello! Just an update with school:

    I’m starting full-time on Monday!!! The whole hybrid thing was pretty ridiculous anyway because we were all seeing people from other classes and the other half of the class, and we went to camp with them, too, so….. Anyway, glad to be going back.😁

     

    #86518
    Gunnar SalyerGunnar Salyer
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    Well, I just started learning bluegrass in the backwoods…. this tune is hard!! Next time I’m gonna learn something easy, like Bobby Hicks’ Faded Love… lol

    #86524
    MariaRMariaR
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    I hope to hear it soon!

    #86525
    cricketcricket
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    Yes, play it for us, Gunnar!

    Hope school is going very good for you now, Maria!

    Well I’m still busy learning to use my fingers again…lol…and trying to get past the pain.  I have been messin’ around here and there with instruments, can tie my shoes, can almost hold a half a cup of coffee without dropping it…play guitar really slow and fiddle really slow and easy.  That’s about it…trying to get it all back together again as soon as possible.

    Hope everyone here at BGD is staying well and safe.

    #86534
    MariaRMariaR
    Participant

    Today was my first day fully in school! (We had a snow day yesterday)

    I really hope the fires will be out soon.

    #86535
    cricketcricket
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    Wow…snow day already?  Hope you had a nice day in school!

    #86545
    MariaRMariaR
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    Yeah. We got about nine inches of snow. It was great!!

    What are y’all doing for this season?

    #86547
    cricketcricket
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    Wow… we have had snow at this point before, here in our area…but it’s really rare and never as deep as 9 inches, as far as I’ve ever known about.  We usually don’t see it until Thanksgiving or so.

    Gonna be a very quiet holiday season for us… besides struggling with my healing bones (don’t know why it’s such a struggle for me…I see other people with broken bones runnin’ around like it’s nothing…lol…wow…first time for me and it’s making me sick all over…hard to keep the chin up too), we have restrictions because of covid activity and safety requirements on people’s jobs that will keep us away from family for the most part.  Just our little bubble of five.  Probably the same for Christmas…I don’t see things changing that fast.  I think we’ll have as much fun as we can possibly have.

    What about you, Maria?  And everybody else?

    #86548
    MariaRMariaR
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    I hope y’all will have lots of fun for the holidays. I guess COVID restrictions in our county aren’t that bad, other than masks and an occasional hand sanitizer as we go into stores.

    Well, my grandparents are coming over tomorrow and I am going over to my friend/neighbor’s house. (My friend since first grade moved in up the street from us, so we get to see each other a lot)

    My family and I are going to drive down to Calexico and Ensenada for Thanksgiving to visit my mom’s side of the family in CA and Mexico. We might stop in NM and AZ to visit with my dad’s sister and his uncles and aunts if the restrictions that stand now are lifted, which I really hope will be.

    For Christmas, though, we will drive down to Colorado Springs to visit my dad’s parents. My older brother in the army is going to come home for the season and my two oldest sisters might join us.

     

    #86551
    cricketcricket
    Participant

    Sounds like a lot of great stuff going on there.  Hope you, family, and friends have wonderful times during the holidays!

    #86571
    MariaRMariaR
    Participant

    Thanks, Cricket! I am sure we will have a lot of fun.

    #87265
    Gunnar SalyerGunnar Salyer
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    We just got into south Africa, and Lord willing will be flying out to the states next week!

    Before we left Balama, a former peace corps volunteer who happens to be a good Irish fiddler had just come to visit her old friends in Mozambique, coming straight from Ireland, where she spent the lockdown working on fiddling. When she had previously been there, I wasn’t yet playing music. So I was delighted to learn that she was a fiddler, and invited her over to fiddle. We played together for several hours, I danced some, and we generally had a great time! It was really fun!

    #87266
    cricketcricket
    Participant

    Wow…sounds cool, Gunnar!  Are you going to Texas first when you get over this way again?  Safe travels to you, my friend.

    #87269
    Gunnar SalyerGunnar Salyer
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    Yep, headed to Texas for my brother’s wedding

    #87277
    cricketcricket
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    Best wishes for your upcoming plans, Gunnar.  Congrats to your brother.

    Well guys I’ve been taking part in harder and harder jobs around here, plus getting back to my previous workout routine…nothing big but just what I have tried to keep up with to stay as strong as possible in my old age…and even started back playing clawhammer.  Then woke up this morning…arm swelled up again and pain all the way up to my shoulder…lol…ugh…ok, gotta back off on the enthusiasm here I guess.  Have to give it a rest.  I was thinking the broken bone was history by now, because I could do so many things, but…I guess it’s still capable of sneakin’ up to bite me once in a while…

    #87278
    fiddlewoodfiddlewood
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    Safe travels Gunnar!

    Sorry things aren’t healing up as hoped Peggy.

    Not much going on here…vet visits, Dr. visits…trying not to mix up my pills with the dogs…

    Had a consult with a surgeon this a.m….have to go in for surgery next month for skin cancer.

    #87281
    FrederickFrederick
    Participant

    Jeez, Peggy. I hope you get to doing better. It’s just not fair…..

    Hi Dave. Hoping you the very best with all you are going through, too.

    Happy New Year to both of you. 🙂

    #87283
    cricketcricket
    Participant

    Happy New Year, Dave and Fred.  Thanks guys…I mainly rested the arm today and it’s already feeling better by now.

    Dave, hope you and doggie are ok and the skin cancer gets gone easily and quickly.

    Fred, hope you and yours are doing fine.

    And…let’s all hope for a better year ahead…of course, pandemic-wise, it sounds like it’s gonna get worse before it finally does start to get better…but hey…at least they are predicting it WILL get better by end of summertime, 2021…hurray!  Something to look forward to!

    #87287
    Gunnar SalyerGunnar Salyer
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    Well darn. Last night I went to play my fiddle, and my bow wouldn’t tighten at all. The nut on the frog had totally stripped out. I have been meaning to get a new bow anyway, but now I really need one

    #87305
    MariaRMariaR
    Participant

    Gunnar, That is….. depression.

    Cricket, I’m praying that your arm doesn’t get worse and I hope it finishes healing without any more interruptions.

    Happy new year, y’all! I hope this year is a lot better than 2020. So far, all I’ve done is go to church and read books.

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