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Message 1323380 - Posted: 1 Jan 2013, 21:56:33 UTC
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Ah, we're back!

Thank you. I've long been a fan of Spider Robinson's writing, and have almost all of his Callaghan's stories in my library. In the 1990s I was a regular in the Usenet newsgroup alt.callaghans, which I believe is still active as a Googlegroup. In retrospect, at that time in my life I needed a place like that, and I hope I gave as much help as I got there.

The purpose of the fireplace was to toast the accomplishments of the living, honor the dead, and ask for prayers and good thoughts for the ill and injured. We've tried to establish a "Callaghan's Crosstime Saloon" thread here several times, but it always disappears after awhile. I hope incorporating Mike Callaghan's fireplace into Rocky's Cafe will serve the same purposes for the patrons of this august establishment.
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Message 1323720 - Posted: 2 Jan 2013, 19:35:28 UTC

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Message 1323895 - Posted: 2 Jan 2013, 22:31:15 UTC

Hello Big Al.

Long time no see friend.



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Message 1323910 - Posted: 2 Jan 2013, 22:49:45 UTC

Goshkque, and big Al post.

Welcome Al, and good to see you again ...
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Message 1324181 - Posted: 3 Jan 2013, 17:09:24 UTC

Time to look to my little furballs, and ...


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Message 1324292 - Posted: 3 Jan 2013, 19:20:16 UTC

What a cute picture, John :)
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Message 1324499 - Posted: 4 Jan 2013, 8:20:20 UTC - in response to Message 1324181.  

Time to look to my little furballs, and ...


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Message 1324749 - Posted: 5 Jan 2013, 0:56:34 UTC
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Message 1324920 - Posted: 5 Jan 2013, 14:09:22 UTC

Thank you Julie.
Its almost warm enough here to be a spring day.
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Message 1324950 - Posted: 5 Jan 2013, 15:58:24 UTC

Same here Rob, it's 11°C.
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Message 1324955 - Posted: 5 Jan 2013, 16:02:40 UTC - in response to Message 1324950.  

Same here Rob, it's 11°C.

9f here.......veeeeeeeeeery cold.
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Message 1324966 - Posted: 5 Jan 2013, 16:37:58 UTC - in response to Message 1324955.  

Same here Rob, it's 11°C.

9f here.......veeeeeeeeeery cold.

32F/0C here, and the fog is just starting to burn off.
Just checked the back porch, most of the kitties are up and moving, but two of the black-and-white kittens are still snuggling on the chaise lounge.
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Message 1324992 - Posted: 5 Jan 2013, 17:49:41 UTC

Finally bought a car. A grey Toyota Yaris.
Lots of problems with the insurance though. I've tried 4 insurance companies and none would have me. But now I've contacted a special organisation that gives an insurance to people who won't get an insurance elsewhere. It's much more expensive than a normal insurance(2000 euro's a year)and it takes longer to get it but there's no other solution. *sigh*
Within a month I'll be driving my car, I hope...
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Message 1324998 - Posted: 5 Jan 2013, 17:55:57 UTC

2000 Euro on a Yaris - that makes my eyes water!
I'm so glad I have a cheap to insure Land Rover - "only" about 600 Euro, which isn't much more than I was paying on tinny Agila it replaced, but its twice the size, faster, heavier, carries far more people/junk/logs and is only slightly less economic.
Ah well the logic of car insurance - "risk based", well maybe but I doubt it...
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Message 1325006 - Posted: 5 Jan 2013, 18:01:51 UTC

It just makes me so mad. After only one accident (it was my first), you can't get any more insurance in the whole darn country. The logic in that is hard to find I think...
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Message 1325039 - Posted: 5 Jan 2013, 19:43:04 UTC

Grrrrrr

Here its almost impossible for young drivers to get insurance at sensible prices. A friend's daughter, a student teacher was asked to pay over 4000gbp on a Micra 1.0l worth less than 1000gbp. But she could be put on her dad's insurance (Jag XF, supercharged 5.2l) for something like an extra 150gbp. When quizzed about this the insurance company said something along the lines "You won't be letting her drive it on a Friday night so she won't be driving it with her friends in the car". True but she's driving it nearly every day to and from college with her friends in the car - she LOVES the Jag, apart from the amount of fuel it uses chugging around town - yes dad makes her fill it up!; meanwhile Dad chugs around in the Micra most of the time, until he needs to impress a client, then she has to use the bus...
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Message 1325051 - Posted: 5 Jan 2013, 20:46:27 UTC

Quite a story, Rob. my grandpa and I tried to put the insurance on his name but then they asked who was going to drive the car and I guess we were just too honest...
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