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Re: Camp Mustache Toronto - CM*TO 2020
« Reply #100 on: October 02, 2020, 07:40:07 AM »
It's cool here. I think we'd all be enjoying coffee around a fire someplace.

Except for @Jon_Snow  He'd be out running a marathon or something crazy like that.
That sounds so lovely. Except for the marathon thingy. I miss you all this year. Hope to be back with you again soon.

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« Reply #101 on: October 02, 2020, 08:04:39 AM »
It's cool here. I think we'd all be enjoying coffee around a fire someplace.

Except for @Jon_Snow  He'd be out running a marathon or something crazy like that.

No!  He'd be biking around the campground!  You converted him, remember?

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« Reply #102 on: October 02, 2020, 08:39:03 AM »
It's cool here. I think we'd all be enjoying coffee around a fire someplace.

Except for @Jon_Snow  He'd be out running a marathon or something crazy like that.

No!  He'd be biking around the campground!  You converted him, remember?

That was the weekend I got him in a canoe and on a bike... It was like a biathlon, but I didn't have to break a sweat.

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« Reply #103 on: October 02, 2020, 09:08:50 AM »
I should be burning the candle on both ends with late nights followed by early morning workouts...

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« Reply #104 on: October 02, 2020, 12:58:33 PM »
It has been pouring rain all day in South Florida. Seems fitting to match my sad mood for not being at CM*TO 2020. I sure would rather be sitting around and chatting it up with cool people on a cool fall day in Ontario just about now...

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« Reply #105 on: October 02, 2020, 01:03:42 PM »
I should be burning the candle on both ends with late nights followed by early morning workouts...

Yeah.  How are you and DH going to party-animal-it-up instead?

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« Reply #106 on: October 02, 2020, 01:38:34 PM »
Missing my roomie!

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« Reply #107 on: October 02, 2020, 01:54:13 PM »
Missing my roomie!

You might be missing me more if you learned I was on a new snoring reduction therapy!

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« Reply #108 on: October 02, 2020, 01:55:28 PM »
Missing my roomie!

I think we all need a Deborah update. What does Deborah do when a world-wide travel ban messes up all of her plans?

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« Reply #109 on: October 02, 2020, 02:57:22 PM »
Missing my roomie!

I think we all need a Deborah update. What does Deborah do when a world-wide travel ban messes up all of her plans?
You obviously havenít been following my journal. Iíve been on xanthorrhoea watch. Seventeen years ago I planted three baby xanthorrhoeas. They donít like being transplanted and usually die. Two survived, and gradually grew. Xanthorrhoeas are also called grass trees. They start with one leaf. After theyíre a couple of years old they get three leaves (this is when I got mine). After twenty years they may have enough leaves that they form a hemisphere, and begin to grow a trunk (the trunk is actually leaves), at the rate of a centimetre or two a year (less than an inch). Mine are just at the stage that the trunk may be beginning to form.

We had fires this year. For four months I was stuck indoors because of all the smoke, and for a number of days during that time the air pollution station a few streets away recorded the worst pollution on earth. For a few weeks I could see the fires from my house. We are usually one of the cleanest places on earth.

Xanthorrhoeas flower when there is fire, and rarely otherwise. In fact, they rarely flower. Every Xanthorrhoea in my part of Australia is flowering now. Every national park Iíve been to lately has masses of flowering xanthorrhoea. It is absolutely the most amazing thing Iíve ever seen. Especially when the park has been badly burnt in the fires, like most of the parks around here were.

Even one of my xanthorrhoea is flowering. Iím taking pictures of it every day and putting them on my journal. The flower spike is now 1.22 metres above the plant, and the flowers still havenít opened, after 29 days. So, although the flower spike is growing really fast, the flowers are taking their time, just like the plant itself does.

Apart from that, @happy and I have been having a wonderful time regularly camping in national parks together for a couple of days at a time. Weíre gradually visiting parks weíve never seen. Although the borders are closed between states here, there are over 300 National Parks in the state/area so weíve got plenty of options.

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« Reply #110 on: October 02, 2020, 03:07:05 PM »
It's cold and rainy here and cold and cloudy there, we would be huddling around the campfire in rain gear.  Or in the main dining room playing board games.

This time next year.

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« Reply #111 on: October 02, 2020, 03:11:37 PM »
Missing my roomie!

I think we all need a Deborah update. What does Deborah do when a world-wide travel ban messes up all of her plans?
You obviously havenít been following my journal. Iíve been on xanthorrhoea watch. Seventeen years ago I planted three baby xanthorrhoeas. They donít like being transplanted and usually die. Two survived, and gradually grew. Xanthorrhoeas are also called grass trees. They start with one leaf. After theyíre a couple of years old they get three leaves (this is when I got mine). After twenty years they may have enough leaves that they form a hemisphere, and begin to grow a trunk (the trunk is actually leaves), at the rate of a centimetre or two a year (less than an inch). Mine are just at the stage that the trunk may be beginning to form.

We had fires this year. For four months I was stuck indoors because of all the smoke, and for a number of days during that time the air pollution station a few streets away recorded the worst pollution on earth. For a few weeks I could see the fires from my house. We are usually one of the cleanest places on earth.

Xanthorrhoeas flower when there is fire, and rarely otherwise. In fact, they rarely flower. Every Xanthorrhoea in my part of Australia is flowering now. Every national park Iíve been to lately has masses of flowering xanthorrhoea. It is absolutely the most amazing thing Iíve ever seen. Especially when the park has been badly burnt in the fires, like most of the parks around here were.

Even one of my xanthorrhoea is flowering. Iím taking pictures of it every day and putting them on my journal. The flower spike is now 1.22 metres above the plant, and the flowers still havenít opened, after 29 days. So, although the flower spike is growing really fast, the flowers are taking their time, just like the plant itself does.

Apart from that, @happy and I have been having a wonderful time regularly camping in national parks together for a couple of days at a time. Weíre gradually visiting parks weíve never seen. Although the borders are closed between states here, there are over 300 National Parks in the state/area so weíve got plenty of options.

Yes you just outed me as a non-journal reader.

I'm glad to hear your xanthorrhoea is doing OK. I must admit, my first thought when I read the name of this flower kind of reminded me of a not-so-nice disease, so I am glad I read a little further and realized I should not be worried about your health. ;-)

Yes, this is a good time to get to know your own area better...be a tourist in your own country/state! I have also been doing the same paddling much more of my local waters now that the travelling away option is on hold.

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« Reply #112 on: October 02, 2020, 08:34:41 PM »
It's cold and rainy here and cold and cloudy there, we would be huddling around the campfire in rain gear.  Or in the main dining room playing board games.

This time next year.
Yep - pretty cold and rainy all day. Tomorrow I go canoeing in honor of CM*TO. I'll skip the falling into the lake part though.

@deborah now I got to go get updated on your journal to see that flower (I won't try to spell it though!)

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« Reply #113 on: October 03, 2020, 01:08:06 AM »
It's cold and rainy here and cold and cloudy there, we would be huddling around the campfire in rain gear.  Or in the main dining room playing board games.

This time next year.
Yep - pretty cold and rainy all day. Tomorrow I go canoeing in honor of CM*TO. I'll skip the falling into the lake part though.

@deborah now I got to go get updated on your journal to see that flower (I won't try to spell it though!)

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« Reply #114 on: October 04, 2020, 08:37:37 PM »

The secret to spelling xanthorrhoea is copy and paste.

Cut and paste is a blessing.   ;-)

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« Reply #115 on: October 08, 2020, 09:33:08 AM »
VOLLEYHOCKEYBALL!!!!!

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« Reply #116 on: October 08, 2020, 07:24:19 PM »
Now you are really pulling on my heartstrings!
VOLLEYHOCKEYBALL!!!!!

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« Reply #117 on: October 08, 2020, 11:03:37 PM »
VOLLEYHOCKEYBALL!!!!!

There is no such thing as Volleyhockeyball.

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« Reply #118 on: October 09, 2020, 12:32:47 AM »
VOLLEYHOCKEYBALL!!!!!

There is no such thing as Volleyhockeyball.
It's what you play in CM*TO*AUS. After all, we're down under. With REAL hockey sticks.

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« Reply #119 on: February 01, 2021, 08:54:38 AM »
Obviously it's still too early to decide anything today but it's encouraging for my fall weekend plans that COVID numbers seem to be heading in the right direction...

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« Reply #120 on: February 01, 2021, 09:17:12 AM »
Obviously it's still too early to decide anything today but it's encouraging for my fall weekend plans that COVID numbers seem to be heading in the right direction...

I can't believe that your country has already ordered every single dose needed to vaccinate every single person.

What a change one person can make.

If the States is one of the fastest to vaccinate everyone and return to normal, I'm gonna be so insulted.

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« Reply #121 on: February 01, 2021, 09:27:11 AM »
Obviously it's still too early to decide anything today but it's encouraging for my fall weekend plans that COVID numbers seem to be heading in the right direction...

I can't believe that your country has already ordered every single dose needed to vaccinate every single person.

What a change one person can make.

If the States is one of the fastest to vaccinate everyone and return to normal, I'm gonna be so insulted.

One person makes such a difference.  Can we have an Ontario election tomorrow and get rid of Doug Ford?

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« Reply #122 on: February 01, 2021, 10:08:45 AM »
I have it on good authority that there's an unemployed broke former politician with experience leading a major nation during a covid crisis, and he's open to international assignments beyond the reach of his creditors, if you want me to send you his resume!

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« Reply #123 on: February 01, 2021, 10:13:30 AM »
I have it on good authority that there's an unemployed broke former politician with experience leading a major nation during a covid crisis, and he's open to international assignments beyond the reach of his creditors, if you want me to send you his resume!

No, thanks anyway.    ;-)

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« Reply #124 on: February 01, 2021, 10:16:18 AM »
I mean, we can all hope, but I'm beyond hoping too hard with anything related to leaving the house right now.

But thanks for reminding me that I need to reach back to the camp about our spring dates. Given current COVID numbers, I'm pretty sure we don't need to pull out the suitcases.

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« Reply #125 on: February 01, 2021, 10:24:47 AM »
I mean, we can all hope, but I'm beyond hoping too hard with anything related to leaving the house right now.

But thanks for reminding me that I need to reach back to the camp about our spring dates. Given current COVID numbers, I'm pretty sure we don't need to pull out the suitcases.

I think we can forget a spring camp.  But a fall one looks possible, maybe?

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« Reply #126 on: February 10, 2021, 12:04:18 PM »
POST #1 has been updated.

The camp will not be open for this spring. A fall camp is a possibility with many restrictions, depending on how the COVID-19 situation evolves over the summer.

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« Reply #127 on: February 10, 2021, 05:01:23 PM »
Glum news, but not unexpected.  ☹️

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« Reply #128 on: February 24, 2021, 03:54:12 PM »
Even if open in the fall, I most likely will defer to 2022.

I hope you are all doing well!

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« Reply #129 on: April 01, 2021, 10:51:28 AM »
If there is one in the fall, and limited to vaccinated folks only, I'm in.

Miss you guys.
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« Reply #130 on: April 01, 2021, 11:31:43 AM »
I'm fully vaccinated. Just sayin'. :D

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« Reply #131 on: April 01, 2021, 12:14:42 PM »
I am not sure what the rules are for vaccinated Yanks crossing into Canada right now.

I do know that for Canadians coming into Canada by air, there is a requirement for a negative COVID test, plus a 2-week quarantine at a state mandated hotel which comes with a $350 per night bill. There are many news stories about people being unprepared for the cost of the hotel stay. I can't say what we are doing about people returning home by land, or what happens when a non-resident arrives by land.

We are on hold with everything right now.

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« Reply #132 on: April 01, 2021, 05:30:33 PM »
Yeah, border is closed to us right now. In five months though once the vaccine is widely distributed up there I'd expect things to be different.
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« Reply #133 on: April 01, 2021, 06:30:55 PM »
Yeah, border is closed to us right now. In five months though once the vaccine is widely distributed up there I'd expect things to be different.

They may very well be.  It seems a long way away but once we have mass vaccination more things will open up as people decide to live with "acceptable risk" and our healthcare system can deal with the reduced number of people who do get seriously ill.

With the amount of uncertainty involved I wouldn't advise much planning beyond "maybe we'll all meet at this hotel on this weekend".  Cancellable reservations, cancellable transportation arrangements.  (Everyone has saved their travel hacked points and/or made out like a bandit with equities and real estate?  I expect probably yes.)  People can lead informal break out sessions or give talks if they want.  I suspect many of us have learned some valuable things over the course of the pandemic and there will be no shortage of experienced FI folks to chat with anyone just starting their journey.

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« Reply #134 on: April 01, 2021, 06:37:52 PM »
Our vaccinations are going very slowly - partly due to other countries stopping our vaccines coming here. We were supposed to have 4million vaccinated by now but 600,000 are done. Who knows how long itís going to take. I suspect Canada is in a similar situation.

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« Reply #135 on: April 01, 2021, 08:24:08 PM »
Our vaccinations are going very slowly - partly due to other countries stopping our vaccines coming here. We were supposed to have 4million vaccinated by now but 600,000 are done. Who knows how long itís going to take. I suspect Canada is in a similar situation.

We actually have a lot of vaccines coming in right now.  The big question is if the provinces have the capacity to handle them.  And of course it could be interrupted at any time.

For Americans coming over the border, the big question will not be how the vaccines are doing in Canada, other than if facilities are opening up.  It will be how the vaccinations went in the US/other countries, and if the US/other country numbers are low enough to open up the border on a selective basis.   Unfortunately when I look in my crystal ball all I see is snow.

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« Reply #136 on: April 01, 2021, 10:08:23 PM »
I'm optimistic.

They keep moving vaccine eligibility dates forward here. We're about to the point of anyone who wants one can get one.

And once the US is saturated (say, early to mid summer?) that opens a lot more vaccine availability to other countries (the manufacturers won't just slow down production cause US isn't ordering as much).

It's been rough, but I see reasons for positivity. :)
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