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Posted: Jul 28, 2014 - 5:37pm

Wow.

131 Mount Vernon St.,
Boston
July 28th

My dear Grace,

Before the sufferings of others I am always utterly powerless, and the letter you gave me reveals such depths of suffering that I hardly know what to say to you. This indeed is not my last word—but it must be my first. You are not isolated, verily, in such states of feeling as this—that is, in the sense that you appear to make all the misery of all mankind your own; only I have a terrible sense that you give all and receive nothing—that there is no reciprocity in your sympathy—that you have all the affliction of it and none of the returns. However—I am determined not to speak to you except with the voice of stoicism.

I don't know why we live—the gift of life comes to us from I don't know what source or for what purpose; but I believe we can go on living for the reason that (always of course up to a certain point) life is the most valuable thing we know anything about and it is therefore presumptively a great mistake to surrender it while there is any yet left in the cup. In other words consciousness is an illimitable power, and though at times it may seem to be all consciousness of misery, yet in the way it propagates itself from wave to wave, so that we never cease to feel, though at moments we appear to, try to, pray to, there is something that holds one in one's place, makes it a standpoint in the universe which it is probably good not to forsake. You are right in your consciousness that we are all echoes and reverberations of the same, and you are noble when your interest and pity as to everything that surrounds you, appears to have a sustaining and harmonizing power. Only don't, I beseech you, generalize too much in these sympathies and tendernesses—remember that every life is a special problem which is not yours but another's, and content yourself with the terrible algebra of your own. Don't melt too much into the universe, but be as solid and dense and fixed as you can. We all live together, and those of us who love and know, live so most. We help each other—even unconsciously, each in our own effort, we lighten the effort of others, we contribute to the sum of success, make it possible for others to live. Sorrow comes in great waves—no one can know that better than you—but it rolls over us, and though it may almost smother us it leaves us on the spot and we know that if it is strong we are stronger, inasmuch as it passes and we remain. It wears us, uses us, but we wear it and use it in return; and it is blind, whereas we after a manner see.

My dear Grace, you are passing through a darkness in which I myself in my ignorance see nothing but that you have been made wretchedly ill by it; but it is only a darkness, it is not an end, or the end. Don't think, don't feel, any more than you can help, don't conclude or decide—don't do anything but wait. Everything will pass, and serenity and accepted mysteries and disillusionments, and the tenderness of a few good people, and new opportunities and ever so much of life, in a word, will remain. You will do all sorts of things yet, and I will help you. The only thing is not to melt in the meanwhile. I insist upon the necessity of a sort of mechanical condensation—so that however fast the horse may run away there will, when he pulls up, be a somewhat agitated but perfectly identical G. N. left in the saddle. Try not to be ill—that is all; for in that there is a future. You are marked out for success, and you must not fail. You have my tenderest affection and all my confidence.

Ever your faithful friend—
Henry James



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Posted: Jul 28, 2014 - 10:21am

i could nap so strongly right now.
Red_Dragon
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Posted: Jul 28, 2014 - 8:26am

oh look - it's back! like that case of crabs you thought was all cleared up.
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Posted: Jul 28, 2014 - 5:25am

 bokey wrote:
Geez,why do I even bother to check in here at Troll City,USA? {#Rolleyes}

 
Cause the good FAR outweighs the bad!
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Posted: Jul 27, 2014 - 10:31pm

Geez,why do I even bother to check in here at Troll City,USA? {#Rolleyes}
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Posted: Jul 27, 2014 - 7:38pm

 DaveInVA wrote:
Decisions, decisions...

My car takes 245/50ZR/17 tires. Thats an odd size and only a few brands make them. The cheapest I can find is about $550 and thats for no-name W rated tires instead of Z (not that I will be driving 140mph plus). Major brand Z rated tires like Michelin or Pirelli are over $1000. 
I could put 255/45ZR/17 tires on it and they are MUCH cheaper like $77 each for Z rated.

The disadvantages:
 The car will sit a little lower and ride a bit stiffer. 
245/50ZR/17 tires are 26.65" diameter
255/45ZR/17 tires are 26.03" diameter so they will make the speedo read about 3% off.

Advantages...

I am can kind of afford them and not the correct ones... 

What to do, what to do... 

 
Can drive car vs. can't drive car.

Doesn't seem like much of a decision to me. 
haresfur
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Posted: Jul 27, 2014 - 5:16pm

 DaveInVA wrote:

Yeah, who cares if the speedo says 100 mph and your really only going 97. {#Mrgreen} The fuel economy will go down by about that much also...

 
For a while here, there was a policy of selling cars with the speedo reading higher than your actual speed.  It was supposed to make us drive slower but of course you compensate for it.  Then you get in a car where the reading is correct...
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Posted: Jul 27, 2014 - 4:43pm

 haresfur wrote:

Seems like a no-brainer to me. Don't overthink it and get the cheap ones. 

 
Yeah, who cares if the speedo says 100 mph and your really only going 97. {#Mrgreen} The fuel economy will go down by about that much also...


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Posted: Jul 27, 2014 - 4:37pm

 DaveInVA wrote:

I'm mostly concerned about the speedo being off though 3% isn't much at normal driving speeds. The wider, lower profile tires may even handle better at the expense of a stiffer ride. 

 
Seems like a no-brainer to me. Don't overthink it and get the cheap ones. 
DaveInVA
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Posted: Jul 27, 2014 - 4:35pm

 Red_Dragon wrote:

I've come to the conclusion that wider translates to more sluggish, less precise steering response, regardless of profile. YMMV.

 
Yes but they can stick to the road better though. Some people with these XK8's do run a narrower tire for the fronts to get more precise steering. Like 235's front and 255's back. But I have a cash flow limitation that will largely have to dictate what I end up with.
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Posted: Jul 27, 2014 - 4:31pm

 DaveInVA wrote:

I'm mostly concerned about the speedo being off though 3% isn't much at normal driving speeds. The wider, lower profile tires may even handle better at the expense of a stiffer ride. 

 
I've come to the conclusion that wider translates to more sluggish, less precise steering response, regardless of profile. YMMV.
DaveInVA
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Posted: Jul 27, 2014 - 4:24pm

 katzendogs wrote:

Your driving habits are your key.

 
I'm mostly concerned about the speedo being off though 3% isn't much at normal driving speeds. The wider, lower profile tires may even handle better at the expense of a stiffer ride. 


Red_Dragon
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Posted: Jul 27, 2014 - 4:16pm

I want a Tesla.
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Posted: Jul 27, 2014 - 4:16pm

 DaveInVA wrote:
Decisions, decisions...

My car takes 245/50ZR/17 tires. Thats an odd size and only a few brands make them. The cheapest I can find is about $550 and thats for no-name W rated tires instead of Z (not that I will be driving 140mph plus). Major brand Z rated tires like Michelin or Pirelli are over $1000. 
I could put 255/45ZR/17 tires on it and they are MUCH cheaper like $77 each for Z rated.

The disadvantages:
 The car will sit a little lower and ride a bit stiffer. 
245/50ZR/17 tires are 26.65" diameter
255/50ZR/17 tires are 26.03" diameter so they will make the speedo read about 3% off.

Advantages...

I am can kind of afford them and not the correct ones... 

What to do, what to do... 

 
Your driving habits are your key.
DaveInVA
Single, unwanted, unloved eccentric, crusty ol' fart with cats
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Posted: Jul 27, 2014 - 4:12pm

Decisions, decisions...

My car takes 245/50ZR/17 tires. Thats an odd size and only a few brands make them. The cheapest I can find is about $550 and thats for no-name W rated tires instead of Z (not that I will be driving 140mph plus). Major brand Z rated tires like Michelin or Pirelli are over $1000. 
I could put 255/45ZR/17 tires on it and they are MUCH cheaper like $77 each for Z rated.

The disadvantages:
 The car will sit a little lower and ride a bit stiffer. 
245/50ZR/17 tires are 26.65" diameter
255/45ZR/17 tires are 26.03" diameter so they will make the speedo read about 3% off.

Advantages...

I am can kind of afford them and not the correct ones... 

What to do, what to do... 


Coaxial
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Posted: Jul 27, 2014 - 9:43am

It's a lovely day deep in the heart of Texas.
Coaxial
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Posted: Jul 27, 2014 - 8:15am

 



Antigone

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Posted: Jul 26, 2014 - 3:58pm

 kurtster wrote:

Got baking soda ?  Make a thin paste with water and dab it on the sting and surrounding area.  It will help draw some of the toxins out.  Also great for mosquito bites.  Let it sit there as long as you can.  At least an hour.  It will dry out and you can put some more on as needed. or re wet it so it sticks.  Or if its in a place where you wrap gauze around it to hold the paste in place, even better.

You need to take benedryl orally more than put in on the sting.  It has to get into your system.

hth ... 

 
Thanks guys. I can't take a benedryl until bedtime because it (usually) makes me sleepy.

I'm trying to figure out what kind of bee it was ... it's a nest in the ground, but they seem too small to be yellow jackets. Since it's in the front yard, close to the public sidewalk, I think I'm going to have to spray it, as much as I don't want to. Sigh.
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Posted: Jul 26, 2014 - 3:23pm

 buzz wrote:

ice

 
ice, baby.
DaveInVA
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Posted: Jul 26, 2014 - 3:20pm

That reminds me I need to nuke the yellow jacket nest that is in one of my porch columns. But first I have to get something to nuke them with.
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