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wife's death & health issues, details for a pinned toot because it comes up often enough. 

Kelli was diagnosed with FSGS when she was in 3rd grade. It's a rare disease that basically makes your kidneys fall apart. Most/all of her other issues stem from that.

When I met her, she was on the tail end of her 2nd transplant. She lost it before we were married. She was nervous on our wedding day because she had to come from dialysis to the church and didn't want to get blood on her dress. (continued..)

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I will not yell loudly at the person who posted "Code comments are obsolete". I will not yell loudly at the person who posted "Code comments are obsolete". I will not

I am Crash, the great magician!

Behold, as I make my cat disappear by sneezing unexpectedly! :sockethead:

My cat does not understand my humidifier.

Air should not be made of wet, so far as he's concerned.

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"Pangea Breakfast" is one of those punchlines I'll never have the opportunity to do in real life.

grief 

There should be a law of the universe where you can't be hit with another reason to grieve before you've finished processing a previous reason to grieve.

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You know, I don't feel bad about losing an auction when the final bid is over 4x the most I was willing to pay.

Ouch.

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The holidays are coming so just as a reminder

❗Don't Donate
to the Salvation army❗

They are anti-LGBT scum en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Salv

Reading a laptop review...

"It takes too many swipes on the trackpad to get the cursor across the screen."

... OK, what modern OS are you using that prevents you from changing that setting?

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Ninety-nine lead balloons
Rolling down the streets at night

Tripping people as they go
Who put these things here

What the hell

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The great tragedy of time is that it moves inexorably forward. We can do nothing about past events but reminisce or regret, and we can only hope we've prepared properly for the future.

The great gift of time is that not only can we use the experience it gives us to plan for the future, but we can use the experience of others as well.

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Good morning, friends.

It is the last day of school before a national holiday knocks out the rest of the week.

Students might already be mentally on their holiday break.

I will not be adjusting my lessons to match this.

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Advice for people new to Mastodon:

If you are going to post a link to an article - please take the time to remove the tracking from the link before posting it.

(In other words, find the ? in the link and delete it and everything after it. THEN post the link.)

It only takes a second or to to do, and it prevents websites from tracking people across the internet.

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A woman is not dead while her name is still spoken.

GNU @venatus / Cindy Franklin.

death 

I lost my good friend @venatus last week.

I only found out today. She hadn't been feeling well so we didn't talk as much as usual.

I am alternating between wanting to type too much and not wanting to type anything.

She will be missed.

I miss her already.

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