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IceHawk

Today I reflect on and am Thankful for  some of the positives  I have seen come out of this whole mess. Sure everyone has noticed or know of people going for walks by themselves or family members and pets. Family's hanging out in there back yards, Grilling sharing laughs, Playing board games together etc. Neighbors talking to each other from back yards. Hearts in Peoples windows. American Flags in yards more now then ever,   I know I have. Maybe after this whole mess is done we all will change some. Most of us live a hustle and bustle life so to speak. We go out to eat rather than sit at a kitchen table like when we grew up. Run to bars to drown our problems, fears anxietys rather then face them and deal with them. Watch to many sports on TV's or to much TV general when our kids and spouses need that bonding time support. Put our jobs and work before family and friends. Just some of the things for all of us to ponder about? We all I'm sure have been there done that with a few of these items. Lets  all just take a deep breath and realize what's important in life. Maybe some of us have forgotten.  Call a loved one, Say Hello to a Stranger, Open a Door for a elderly Person. Give your wife and Kids or significant other some time alone together share a good heart to heart talk.  Honk a horn at someone you see walking and wave out the window. You might just bring a smile to them on a day when they really need it!

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PRO-V

I wish you luck Mr. and Mrs. Pike. Did you try going online? Worked for my wife right away.

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Rick G

Best of luck Pike. The Mn unemployment system is a little backed up right now..lol.

Took me s couple tries to get through the system. Keep faith, hopefully things work out for you and the wife soon!

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Rick G

Anyfish.... your lucky you sapping season is still going. Ours here in St Cloud area dried up by last wed.... my taps are still in, but its all over.  One of the shortest sapping seasons I have ever seen. 

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ANYFISH2
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26 minutes ago, Rick G said:

Anyfish.... your lucky you sapping season is still going. Ours here in St Cloud area dried up by last wed.... my taps are still in, but its all over.  One of the shortest sapping seasons I have ever seen. 

Rick G, we still had snow on the ground in the woods last week so I think it kept the ground cool enough.  Our season has been odd, a couple great days separated by many very poor days.  We are pushing 400 gallons of sap so far usually get 600-650 yearly.  Temps look good end of next week, hopefully the trees stay sweet.  No budding yet and syrup is still light in color so we should have some time still.

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Rick

Things like this show how life can be slowed down. Really living in the here and now. I got to spend time with my daughter and her friends partying last night. On Xoom of course. It's refreshing seeing how kind and generous these soon to be additions to a productive society are dealing with the CCP Virus.

 

I'm also grateful that we live in the USA. Where differing opinions allow us to shift to those that are working best. Not getting stuck on any one ideology or model. Fact is, we value individual rights so much that a dogma is usually thrown off as soon as it appears to be controlling our lives.

 

I'm grateful for you and our diversity. It makes life interesting. It created a very interesting and wonderful weekend for me.

 

God bless you and the USA!!

We will persevere and thrive!!

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Mike89

good for you mrpike1973!!!!!  and I hope the relationship gets better too!!!!

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ozzie

Thanks for sharing this personal story with us mrpike1973!  It takes a lot to get the nerve up to lay your emotions out there to possibly be rejected.  Here's hoping that you and your parent's can resolve the past, and move forward, with healing the wounds time has created.  Good luck and good for you to open the door to start the healing process!!

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mrpike1973

Thanks everyone! My Mom just called me a bit a go to see how I'm doing😊 Wow!

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Rick

I'm very proud of you and happy for you MrPike that you are reconnecting!

 

Heartwarming to say the least.

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mrpike1973

Thanks Rick and thank you for doing this post!

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ANYFISH2

Great to hear @mrpike1973 thank you for telling your story.

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Borch

That is heart warming MrPike.

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dutchboy II

My dad passed away many years ago before we totally patched things. It's one of those regrets you can't fix.

 

Swallow a little pride if you have to but make things work.

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15 minutes ago, dutchboy II said:

My dad passed away many years ago before we totally patched things. It's one of those regrets you can't fix.

 

Swallow a little pride if you have to but make things work.

you are a good man.................

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IceHawk
20 minutes ago, dutchboy II said:

My dad passed away many years ago before we totally patched things. It's one of those regrets you can't fix.

 

Swallow a little pride if you have to but make things work.

Well said let ByGones be ByGones  . Sorry for your loss Dutch. 

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IceHawk

Pike Thanks for your story and opening up to us , it takes a real man to show his inner feelings. Hope the reconnection brings all of you closer again! 

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mrpike1973

Dutchboy 2 sorry for your loss. Thanks for sharing.

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BobT

By the way, I had to run to Alexandria today and I noticed the lakes' ice is getting pretty dark. I'm thinking a run to Lake Traverse might be on the menu in the nest week or two. 😃

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9 hours ago, BobT said:

By the way, I had to run to Alexandria today and I noticed the lakes' ice is getting pretty dark. I'm thinking a run to Lake Traverse might be on the menu in the nest week or two. 😃

Yeah, I saw Big Stone opened up Friday or Saturday of last week.  

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