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In Topic: Build Time: Firebreather

Yesterday, 09:54 PM

"Cable dressing" - PMSL.  With best intentions and plans there's almost always some hitch that comes up and blows your plan out of the water and leaves you with the unwanted pair of dog's balls.

In Topic: Build Time: Firebreather

Yesterday, 05:08 PM

So what's the build status?  Did you put it all together in advance or leave it until the memory arrived?

In Topic: What's the craziest real life plot twist you have?

20 May 2018 - 06:58 PM

The other puzzling aspect - we're talking late 1980s which is still well and truly in the era where the affair was viewed with shame and the veterans were still being shunned and not exactly invited to events with open arms.

Also, I knew plenty who had served - they tended to share that common demeanor of steely gaze and "bottled up" thoughts, although they usually still retain a sense of humour.  This guy if anything seemed immature and not very "worldly".

In Topic: What's the craziest real life plot twist you have?

20 May 2018 - 05:36 PM

When I was somewhat younger, probably around 20-23 there was a group house situation where a few of my mates started staying and as it happened later on I lived there twice when in-between houses of my own (though not relevant and well after this).


At one point, a bloke who a mate worked with lived there.  He was older than all of us, but I would have guessed not by a big margin, probably 10-12 at  the absolute most.  So that should put his birth date somewhere between 1955 and 1963.

He constantly dug up Vietnam stories though in a very general sense and I was puzzled as to how the hell he could ever have been there during the war as a serving soldier.  He was a pretty easy-going bloke and otherwised seemed sane and a good person but the war stories were even doubted by my mate.

This bloke was younger than my old man by a good margin, and my old man was only eligible for draft for probably the last 4 or 5 years of the affair (wasn't called up).

In Topic: My leg and the last 2 months

20 May 2018 - 10:59 AM

That sucks.  Did you put lots of weight on in your inactive time?


I got the Type 2 diagnosis about 6 months ago.  But probably had it for a year before that.  The medication keeps my readings under 7 most of the time.  Been a bit more active and dropped almost 6 kg since November though still some to go.


Have to say my feet give me plenty of trouble now but mainly in the area of numbness, sweatiness and feeling crap when I wear shoes.  Got some crappy skin in areas and a few exposed cuts but no wounds that are going bad.