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 Post subject: Re: The Doldrums
PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:18 pm 
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I live in FL.... this is fishing season! Runs every year for me from about now until Week 1 of the NFL season. Then I don't see my boat for 4 months. If anyone makes it down I would be glad to take you out.


Ice fishing season here in SD, breaking out the shack and gear for the first time this weekend for me and my son. I am always done with football except for the superbowl when the bears are done, just like I am done with baseball if the cubs get beat out.

Kids have sports, Basketball too, and starting to prep for June fishing trip to Canada.


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 Post subject: Re: The Doldrums
PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:36 am 
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I live in FL.... this is fishing season! Runs every year for me from about now until Week 1 of the NFL season. Then I don't see my boat for 4 months. If anyone makes it down I would be glad to take you out.


Ice fishing season here in SD, breaking out the shack and gear for the first time this weekend for me and my son. I am always done with football except for the superbowl when the bears are done, just like I am done with baseball if the cubs get beat out.

Kids have sports, Basketball too, and starting to prep for June fishing trip to Canada.



I was roped into going ice fishing with relatives while in high school eons ago ... never saw the appeal as I was freezing my nuts off in some ramshackle shed that smelled like wet old socks

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 Post subject: Re: The Doldrums
PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:11 pm 
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Not an ice fisherman. I like sitting on dry shore casting out. The thrill of drilling a hole in the ice and sitting out in the cold just doesn't do it for me. My sons do it. Hell, even knowing the ice could be a foot thick, still wouldn't trust it.


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 Post subject: Re: The Doldrums
PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:58 pm 
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southdakbearfan wrote:
Z Bear wrote:
I live in FL.... this is fishing season! Runs every year for me from about now until Week 1 of the NFL season. Then I don't see my boat for 4 months. If anyone makes it down I would be glad to take you out.


Ice fishing season here in SD, breaking out the shack and gear for the first time this weekend for me and my son. I am always done with football except for the superbowl when the bears are done, just like I am done with baseball if the cubs get beat out.

Kids have sports, Basketball too, and starting to prep for June fishing trip to Canada.



I was roped into going ice fishing with relatives while in high school eons ago ... never saw the appeal as I was freezing my nuts off in some ramshackle shed that smelled like wet old socks


In the shack with the heater on. Underwater camera, vexilar, radio in a t shirt for me.


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 Post subject: Re: The Doldrums
PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:22 am 
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Ice fishing is awesome when you have the right equipment. I haven't been able to do it in years though.

I've casually followed the playoffs, but other than the watching the super bowl, when the Bears are done I'm pretty much done. Have some home projects I want to start. Couple projects going on in my side hustle. Oldest is learning to drive. Middle one has sports. Youngest is taking horseback riding lessons.

My schedule is pretty full. I'd like to figure out a way to take a vacation this summer though.


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 Post subject: Re: The Doldrums
PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:54 am 
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wab wrote:
I've casually followed the playoffs, but other than the watching the super bowl, when the Bears are done I'm pretty much done. Have some home projects I want to start. Couple projects going on in my side hustle. Oldest is learning to drive. Middle one has sports. Youngest is taking horseback riding lessons.

My schedule is pretty full. I'd like to figure out a way to take a vacation this summer though.



I basically just watched the games vicariously through twitter and otherwise have been chilling. Once the Bears are done, I don't give a crap.

Things on my agenda:

  • Fix my upstairs bathroom fan, which sounds like a ferret has gotten it's entrails tangled into it
  • Donate/Recycle about 120 cardboard boxes, which have formed a corrugated tumor in my garage
  • Organize my garage, which is still in the "you just moved in and thus have piled up all your crap in a few corners" phase
  • Get my girlfriend to unpack the final few boxes in our office which are an eyesore
  • Pay off a massive portion of my car loan
  • Grill meat
  • Drink beer
  • Sleep in a lawnchair in the backyard

Some of those will have to wait for spring, unfortunately. My yard and driveway are ice at the moment.

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 Post subject: Re: The Doldrums
PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:30 am 
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UOK wrote:
wab wrote:
I've casually followed the playoffs, but other than the watching the super bowl, when the Bears are done I'm pretty much done. Have some home projects I want to start. Couple projects going on in my side hustle. Oldest is learning to drive. Middle one has sports. Youngest is taking horseback riding lessons.

My schedule is pretty full. I'd like to figure out a way to take a vacation this summer though.



I basically just watched the games vicariously through twitter and otherwise have been chilling. Once the Bears are done, I don't give a crap.

Things on my agenda:

  • Fix my upstairs bathroom fan, which sounds like a ferret has gotten it's entrails tangled into it
  • Donate/Recycle about 120 cardboard boxes, which have formed a corrugated tumor in my garage
  • Organize my garage, which is still in the "you just moved in and thus have piled up all your crap in a few corners" phase
  • Get my girlfriend to unpack the final few boxes in our office which are an eyesore
  • Pay off a massive portion of my car loan
  • Grill meat
  • Drink beer
  • Sleep in a lawnchair in the backyard

Some of those will have to wait for spring, unfortunately. My yard and driveway are ice at the moment.

I'm thrilled you guys got a place. It's the best feeling in the world. We moved in November and there's still boxes in the garage. We can only get one car in it right now thanks to the massive pile of Christmas decorations I have yet to put in the attic.


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 Post subject: Re: The Doldrums
PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:41 am 
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wab wrote:
UOK wrote:
wab wrote:
I've casually followed the playoffs, but other than the watching the super bowl, when the Bears are done I'm pretty much done. Have some home projects I want to start. Couple projects going on in my side hustle. Oldest is learning to drive. Middle one has sports. Youngest is taking horseback riding lessons.

My schedule is pretty full. I'd like to figure out a way to take a vacation this summer though.



I basically just watched the games vicariously through twitter and otherwise have been chilling. Once the Bears are done, I don't give a crap.

Things on my agenda:

  • Fix my upstairs bathroom fan, which sounds like a ferret has gotten it's entrails tangled into it
  • Donate/Recycle about 120 cardboard boxes, which have formed a corrugated tumor in my garage
  • Organize my garage, which is still in the "you just moved in and thus have piled up all your crap in a few corners" phase
  • Get my girlfriend to unpack the final few boxes in our office which are an eyesore
  • Pay off a massive portion of my car loan
  • Grill meat
  • Drink beer
  • Sleep in a lawnchair in the backyard

Some of those will have to wait for spring, unfortunately. My yard and driveway are ice at the moment.

I'm thrilled you guys got a place. It's the best feeling in the world. We moved in November and there's still boxes in the garage. We can only get one car in it right now thanks to the massive pile of Christmas decorations I have yet to put in the attic.


Thanks wab! It's a great feeling for sure. One of our first orders of pre-move business was to go out on 12/26 and 27 to buy up all the clearance Christmas-colored totes so that they could be filled with our decorations and junk. They were labeled and moved unceremoniously down to the basement of the new house, priority 1.

We were hardcore determined not to live out of boxes, so we each took a week off of work to get the move done and violently unpack with utmost haste, and honestly it was probably the wrong thing to do. It made us beyond exhausted and irritable, but now that it's mostly done, it's wonderful, even with so much left still to do.

My GF was militant about the garage, however. She's hyper-protective of her car, and will under no circumstances permit her vehicle to be left in the driveway overnight, so that decision was basically already made.

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 Post subject: Re: The Doldrums
PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:23 pm 
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What is it about women and their cars. Mine won't let her car sit outside overnight either, but the inside looks like the inside of a dumpster that's parked behind a homeless shelter.


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 Post subject: Re: The Doldrums
PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:16 am 
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What is it about women and their cars. Mine won't let her car sit outside overnight either, but the inside looks like the inside of a dumpster that's parked behind a homeless shelter.


HAHA! The inside of my wife's car is a certified toxic waste dump. The only time it ever gets cleaned is when I do it. We switch cars every once in awhile, and I have to clean it, just so I can sit in it. I think she does it on purpose.

I really need to clean my office, but I just can't get around to doing it. Besides, it has that warm lived in feeling.


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