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About Grolish

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  • Birthday 12/29/1964

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  1. <p>Happy birthday! =]</p>

  2. The reception was a tailgate in the parking lot? You're not in Pittsburgh!
  3. Wow, haven't seen that name in a long time. You coming back?
  4. Some photos from my son's wedding. (May 22nd) Me, My new daughter-in-law, My youngest son, and my wife. The happy groom and his beer... The wedding party... (My oldest son, still single, is the best man.) JUST MARRIED!
  5. <p>Thanks for the Happy Birthday message!</p>

  6. <p>Happy Birthday!</p>

  7. <p>Happy Birthday! Welcome to 45 - I think you'll like it. <img src="<fileStore.core_Emoticons>/emoticons/biggrin.png" alt=":D" srcset="<fileStore.core_Emoticons>/emoticons/biggrin@2x.png 2x" width="20" height="20" /></p>

  8. Jeedup - I was stationed at the sub base in Groton for about a year before our sub changed home port to Bangor, WA. Decommissioned it at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton after a year of ops out of Bangor. I finished up my time in the navy at the sub base in San Diego (Point Loma). I've seen Nuclear Security Areas set up for weapons moves in all those places along with Holy Loch, Scotland. Pretty consistent across the board. It was made very clear that the security team could and would use deadly force if they believed you intended to compromise the weapons. Basically, you would be warned to stop and drop to the ground if you violated the security area. If you didn't, they would ensure you stopped and dropped...by whatever means it takes.
  9. I was stationed on a submarine at this particular base for a little over a year. Here are a few things to understand. 1. The entire base is surrounded by a fence. This was the first fence cut through. In getting through this fence, they gained access to such critical facilities as the commissary, the navy barracks, various administration buildings, etc. They could easily walk around these areas unnoticed because civilians, retirees, etc are frequently on the general base. 2. The second and third fences were a dual fence setup. Consider it one fence for all intents and purposes. Cutting this fence triggered the alarm. The weapons facility and the sub piers are separate from the main base and heavily guarded...at least they were when I was there. 3. Give the current state of terrorism, they're damn fortunate that they were not shot. Nuclear weapons areas are deadly force areas, and trust me, those marines do *not* mess around. They are also not your average marines. They usually have special forces units guarding nuc weapons facilities / security areas.
  10. Ouch! That's one expensive brake job!
  11. You made your post while I was typing mine, Akuje. No arguments here, as you're much more familiar with that particular car than I am. I just left my post up there as a general 'how to'.
  12. The basic answer to your question is that you need to get a feel for where your car produces its power. Find a nice safe, level area that you can get your car in 2nd or 3rd gear and run it through the RPM range. Once you have it in 2nd (or 3rd) gear, start low in the rpm range (probably around 1500 or so) and give it as much gas as you feel comfortable with. Keep the gas steady as you accelerate through the rpm range. Make a note of when (RPM) the car really starts to pull / accelerate hard and when that acceleration starts to fade off. Stay in the white range of your RPM. Pushing a car that age to the red line in not a good idea. Now that you know where you car is producing it's power, you have the info needed to drive for performance or economy. Economy - Shift in the middle of your power range, drive at the low end of the power range. Performance - Shift near the top of your power range, drive in the middle of the power range. I would not recommend this for normal daily driving. This is more of a racing style of driving and will severely reduce your fuel mileage and put a lot of wear on your engine.
  13. Abric - Good thing your head is blocking the license plate on my truck. A new one of me and the missus from August.
  14. We do too, Golden. It takes a lot of work, and a foundation of love, friendship, trust, and commitment to keep it that way. I hope you find the answers, and that special person you seek, Ulroci.
  15. Sorrow, I was referring to the dating stage of a relationship...where people are searching for that someone. Essentially, don't try to pound a square peg into a round hole. Once you find that someone to spend your life with, it's a different story. That requires lots of work and commitment as you said. <----- 24 years of hard work and still going strong. Silver anniversary next June.