Sg friends, hope you are all doing ok. We’ve had some excitement here in southern cal this last week, up to 6 fires started. I’m lucky, two broke out around me simultaneously. One was knocked down fast, and the other one is still burning but contained and keeping relatively small. People in los angeles, ventura, santa barbara stay safe and good luck!

medusaw:
Stay safe as well x
feena:
You too! 
dansiego3:
I have big plans this weekend.  Staring at walls and figuring out where to hang a million pictures.  Unpacking boxes.  Donating stuff.  Hanging xmas lights.  I might need some egg nog and bourbon tonight!

Holidays are upon us. Do you have plans?

We have had a tough fall as a family. In early september, amidst alot of financial and career stress, we were notified we’d have to move out of our ten year rental home. After panicking while we discover how far under market out rent has been, we decided to try to buy quickly. And not have...
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I’m male. I hate the process of shopping. I need patio furniture. Shopping for it has been laborious. I don’t know what i want. I think i have to delegate this responsibility. To someone who will automatically rewrite the script anyway. This is a job for my wife. Ahe is better at it than me.

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medusaw:
I feel you :D shopping sucks ...
dansiego3:
Well @medusaw, @leetattar,and @juliju, it is over.  We made up our mind and got two collections that work together.  Have a really nice patio now, thank you for the support!  I’ll post a video so you can see the outcome...

I moved to socal in 1992. Took me awhile but i’m finally buying a home today. Please wish us good luck, this was not something i ever dreamed about. Just sort of happened by circumstance. Had some great supportive people helping me learn fast cause i needed to. Mazeltof!

felicity:
Great news, good luck!
dansiego3:
Thanks @felicity new keys almost in hand.  A bit of moving to do still!  Time for mireya to decorate, she will be on fire for this.  Glad she’s got a new project!

Friends something weird happens as you get older. Things change, perspectives on your life. For males this is a weird transition. Often we get married. Have kids. And completely lose focus on the families we grew up with. Loose old friends or at least fall somewhat out of contact with them. The spouse’s family often becomes more of a focus for the male. I...
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Folks i have another confession to make. Maybe four years ago? I started taking two antidepressants together. I’ve been on and off anti depressants for much of my adult life. When i was off them, it was hard on my wife and son. So i decided it is in my best interests, and theirs, to stick with em.

This new cocktail i tried? Works...
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dansiego3:
Thanks @felicity i’m sorry to hear about your sleeplessness.  Mine seems not so anxiety related.  Probably more on nicotine and caffeine cravings.  Mindfulness helps alot.  Meditation helps alot, so does yoga and relaxation techniques.  I can fall asleep at the drop of a hat.  I can even sleep all night through if i’m traveling or on vacation.  More expercise would help me and nicotine has certainly got to go.  I quit weed in july.  But giving up caffeine?  I need motivation somewhere.  I’m terrible at living healthy.  I know how important it is, i’m a scientist after all.  But my personality?  So addictive.  Oral fixations.  Starting chantix soon, and this will also make me irritated probably.  Somewhere there is a solution for me.  Problems are opportunities in disguise.
felicity:
Oh, really caffeine it's so hard to give up! When you find a solution, tell us! I wish you the best. And thanks for your tips about relaxation techniques <3