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nebula:
Google has a lot of great excel tips and tricks :)
dansiego3:
Yes it does @nebula. Many struggle with pivot tables like me.  They update office so often it can be hard to get version specific detail.  But you are right, if i could spend some time on it i'd learn it.  Vlookup is incredibly valuable too. I build databases but am not so savvy that i can make them functional.

The last few months, i watched something happen to my doggy. We have two, titi (skinny neurotic jealous mother) and bambina (chunky, beautiful baby girl who turned blind at 8 yrs). Bambina was always chunky she got all the food and love of a littermate who died at birth. Queen latifah like. But one day, i noticed she would start panting just by napping, getting
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dansiego3:
Thanks @hexkitten, they are funny these two girls.  Mama titi is cranky now, all white and whiny, we think she maybe has some joint problems.  Bambina is great though, skinny, blind, digging into the treat cabinet every so often.  Very demanding these doxies, they insist on treats about a dozen times a day.  It's getting expensive the older they get!
hexkitten:
lol I hear you!! When our shepherds get bored, they do nothing but whine for treats! God it's almost an infestation at this point. lol but every dog deserves to be spoiled, so why fight it.
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This situation has been awful. The situation is more hopeful now. Turn the damn water cannons off!

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Oh boy, last week was tough for america. Very emotional. Will take some time to recover from the reality of a president trump. Let's just make all of america look like atlantic city, right?

Anyway, this trauma in my life was immediately followed by my first real job offer. I got laid off from my job of 13 years last april. 7 mos of...
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Shots of one of my reef tanks

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dansiego3:
Thank you sweet @caraphernelia!  It is pretty, although a challenge to keep it looking good.  We battle algae, pest and water chemistry issues all the time.  This tank, though, has been running in one box or another for about 8 years now.
lamarmelade:
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Depression and anxiety. Genetics thereof...

I've had mild depression since my early 20s or maybe earlier. And type I diabetes since i was 11. The two are related i think. But anyway, as i got older, i always thought having a kid would be a bad idea for me. Fear of transmitting my genetics to the next generation.

But my now wife and i
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dansiego3:
Thanks @jezzied and @sencha.  He has great support around him.  As somewhat mature first time parents of an only child, he grew into a more adult environment, kinda missed out on playing and learning from peers.  I overlooked this.  He had preschool and has some close friends, pretty good socially for the mild introvert that he is.  So his peers and schoolwork kind of bore him.  We have some socialization issues around the three of us really.  And as a parent one quickly learns how easy it is to influence your kid in ways you wish you hadn't.  It seems almost unavoidable.  We gotta accept it and focus on the many available positive approaches we can apply to the problem.  I don't feel the stigma that many do about depression.  We have to watch out for that still though.
dansiego3:
By way of update.  We gave up trying to conquer the fear of the bigger school.  Found a charter school, smaller number of kids of all ages.  He starts today, hoping it goes ok.  Relieved an incredible amount of stress for him, he's doing alot better since we made this decision.  I'm gonna go volunteer over there so he feels safer.  It takes the pressure off the comgnitive progress, gives us time in therapy to work on the depression which i think is the root cause of the anxiety.  I don't know, this poor kid has so many fears, i've got a list of about 20 things and some of them are big.