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During my drive to and from work each day, I've been watching them essentially build an entirely new highway for about 4 years now.  The main portion of the project is these two crossing exit ramp overpasses that will connect to the new highway.  Watching them slowly build those overpasses has been interesting.  You don't realize just how much goes into that until you actually see it in action.  Anyway, I finally drove on that new section of road today.  The overpasses aren't open yet, but at least the 4 years worth of temporary lanes with no shoulders are finally gone.  One accident won't cripple that part of the drive anymore like it has for that entire time.

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11 hours ago, shrader said:

During my drive to and from work each day, I've been watching them essentially build an entirely new highway for about 4 years now.  The main portion of the project is these two crossing exit ramp overpasses that will connect to the new highway.  Watching them slowly build those overpasses has been interesting.  You don't realize just how much goes into that until you actually see it in action.  Anyway, I finally drove on that new section of road today.  The overpasses aren't open yet, but at least the 4 years worth of temporary lanes with no shoulders are finally gone.  One accident won't cripple that part of the drive anymore like it has for that entire time.

I have been watching the same kind of thing here.  An interchange where one highway meets another and one lane goes into the city and another heads out towards Bedford (where we have one house) and then beyond to the airport.  The interchange has been in place since before cars were invented, so the upgrade has been in need forever, or longer.  It was a nightmare with the rapid increase in Halifax population in recent years.

Very intersting to watch the snail pace progress ... being NS everything is ssssslllllooooowwww.  An engineering marvel though, which I hope is finished in my lifetime.

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1 hour ago, Marions Piazza said:

I got on to a hockey team a few months ago after almost 18 months off the ice. The Captain told me the team is awful but 'we still have fun'. 0-12 last season, 89 goals against...I didn't care, I just wanted to play some hockey. They got a new goalie from a pickup game, 4 players quit because the team was so bad so they got replacements, including me and a guy from near Rochester (cool having another Sabres fan on the team). We went 7-5 with only 22 goals against (best in the league), rolled through the quarter-finals and semi-finals with ease, and won the Championship last night, 3-2 in the shootout! Last night was AWESOME!!!

I hope you remembered your goggles for all the post-game champagne spraying.

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25 minutes ago, #freejame said:

I’m sure your eyes are worth substantially less than the average MLB player as well. 

You're assuming Marions isn't the world's most highly regarded eye glasses model.  This is a dangerous game you're playing.

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43 minutes ago, shrader said:

You're assuming Marions isn't the world's most highly regarded eye glasses model.  This is a dangerous game you're playing.

But if he models eye glasses his vision can be sub-par. 

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21 hours ago, shrader said:

So beer instead of champagne?  I don't know, champagne feels more classy and appropriate for a championship.

Miller High Life! close to champagne...right?!

19 hours ago, shrader said:

You're assuming Marions isn't the world's most highly regarded eye glasses model.  This is a dangerous game you're playing.

haha I have mastered the "Not so bright look" it has spring boarded me into local lore and fame

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On 8/22/2019 at 8:49 AM, Marions Piazza said:

haha I have mastered the "Not so bright look" it has spring boarded me into local lore and fame

That, and actress Pam Dawber from "Mork and Mindy" ordered a pizza from your restaurant.

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The Bombs were dropped in August.

11 hours ago, New Scotland (NS) said:

No. The war ended September 2nd.

Don't look now, NS, but the latest Google Maps trace of Dorian shows it making landfall in Nova Scotia on Saturday!

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8 minutes ago, Doohickie said:

The Bombs were dropped in August.

Don't look now, NS, but the latest Google Maps trace of Dorian shows it making landfall in Nova Scotia on Saturday!

Point 1 ... Yes.  They were.  I will refrain from saying that they were the only time that 'weapons of mass distruction' were used.  On civilian targets, no less.

Point 2 ... Too late ... I already looked.  I will be keeping a close eye, especially since our new house is right on the coast and our other house is about a kilometer inland.  Yikes.

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This is the second most famous Frankie in Nova Scotia ...

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/frankie-the-backpack-beagle-takes-the-internet-by-storm-1.5260589

This is the most famous Frankie in all of Nova Scotia, maybe even the whole world ...

Love Frankie, even when he is telling us to duck, duck Hurricane.

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the 's' is pretty close to the 'r' on my keyboard ...
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3 hours ago, shrader said:

I've seen that guy in the past.  Is it always hurricane videos?

He has his own Youtube channel and he does a weather update anytime there is a major storm coming.  I am not sure if he does a daily mundane weather update, but he is famous for his storm warnings.  I don't pay close enough attention to see how many followers he has, but he always gets a huge number of views when a storm, or potential storm, is heading our way.

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47 minutes ago, New Scotland (NS) said:

He has his own Youtube channel and he does a weather update anytime there is a major storm coming.  I am not sure if he does a daily mundane weather update, but he is famous for his storm warnings.  I don't pay close enough attention to see how many followers he has, but he always gets a huge number of views when a storm, or potential storm, is heading our way.

Weather makes sense.  I know I've seen those before and I just naturally assumed hurricane.  Those things are fun, by the way.  My weekend started with me thinking my brother would be up from Florida and ended with me instead thinking my friend in Charleston will be here.

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