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    I initially understood and agreed with the concept of an HOA over 15 years ago. I abided but when I sold my previous home about 5 years ago, they slammed me with design violations simply because they lost approved paperwork that I submitted to have a storm door added and 10x10 patio added in the rear of the home. The violation letter was sent to me 2 days before closing which required me to unpack a trailer of our crap to locate the approval documents to send back to the HOA to correct their records so I could close on the house. After that experience, I made sure that my future home purchases would never be in an area that requires an HOA.

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    I couldn't live in an HOA development. I proudly fly the American flag on a 25 foot flagpole every day. NO ONE BUT NO ONE will tell me I can't fly that flag everyday.
    May the force be with us.

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    Well gee, last post was about HOAs. Another great idea gone bad in some places due to???

    This evening while playing poker a couple things came up in chat that I feel I should bore you with. Delete now if you wish.

    Why do I know some Latin words?

    Travels in Wyoming.

    I know some Latin words due to the fact I took Latin classes in high school. And I pay attention to media and married a legal secretary. And everyone should know some words as they are part of our everyday lives.

    Why did I take Latin classes in high school? I went to a private high school. Before you make your opinion, you have to know the high school existed as a private school when the state and local governments decreed compulsory education. Being frugal (aka cheap) local towns decided it was more fiscally responsible to pay tuition to this academy than to build high schools. In the time since I graduated it has been absorbed by school districts. Thus, I am ever stuck with the stigma of having attended a private school.

    The curriculum paths offered in 1967 were General, Home Economics, Industrial Arts and College Preparatory. No extra courses allowed! Social pressures too but the only math course worth anything beyond elementary school was Algebra I which was only offered to college prep. So there I was taking Algebra I, English, Latin I, French I and Civics. During my Senior year things were freed up a little, I was allowed to take Mechanical Drawing as an elective. Socially that was great as I got to know a bunch of the Industrial Arts students and they me. We knew each other socially maybe butÖ

    Wyoming. Years ago, my wife gave me permission to take my dog and go east. Went to PA where my son and DIL lived and met my brother there. On the trip out some ******* stole my AZ license plate at a motel in IN. The dog tried to tell me but I ignored her. I drove from IN to PA with a side trip to a former place in OH with no plate. No one seemed to care. In PA I was advised by local police to print the license plate number on a sheet of paper and tape it inside the back window. I also got a notice from the PA State police that my plate had been found in Utah so I must have lost it. Never went through Utah on the trip so far. Brother and I drove back west. After visiting IA to see wifeís grandparents former house and graves, brother really wanted to drive. So, OK he drove back roads from IA to WY where we got on some US highway. Brother liked the old pickup and itís love of cruising about 80. WY trooper pulled him over for undetermined reason, presumably excessive speed. As he was pulling over, I got registration documents and insurance proof out of the glove compartment. WY trooper after asking usual questions seemed somewhat amused by they whole story and didnít seem to care about the missing license plate. He did warn my brother about excessive speed and advise about routes to UT. No ticket. On to SLC.

    FWIW reported plate stolen and got a new one.

    PO

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    Just something to talk about. I took Latin as a freshman in high school. Thought it would be easy since I was an alterboy and had the Mass memorized in Latin. PPfffff!! It didn't help much and I barely passed that dead language. I can still pronounce most of the words in song, but couldn't tell you what most of the words mean. Anyway I digress back 50+ years.

    Stay safe and healthy
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    Hi... wow PO, no wonder you didn't answer my question last night about why you took Latin! Lol... just was curious why you took that as opposed to any other language. But you have greatly redeemed yourself by stating you took French! So did I!... I love certain things French.... like French wine, French fries, French kissing... etc...oh yeah... I guess the fries really don't count, but I still love them. ..lol… ...now I am wondering bout the Kissing...

    PS. I actually respect your taking Latin...congrats to you and NASA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nasa1974 View Post
    Just something to talk about. I took Latin as a freshman in high school. Thought it would be easy since I was an alterboy and had the Mass memorized in Latin. PPfffff!! It didn't help much and I barely passed that dead language. I can still pronounce most of the words in song, but couldn't tell you what most of the words mean. Anyway I digress back 50+ years.

    Stay safe and healthy
    My dad had the best Latin quote. Latin is a dead language as dead as it can be. It once killed a Roman and now it's killing me! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scout333 View Post
    My dad had the best Latin quote. Latin is a dead language as dead as it can be. It once killed a Roman and now it's killing me! LOL
    LOL! A fellow student recited that or something very close in class. He got sent to the office which was a really big deal in those days usually involving parental interactions. "Magister" as we were required to call him, was not amused. We were called "discipuli" Every day "Salve Magister, salve discipuli". Then on to declining nouns like farmer and friend. We always enjoyed the accusative plural of friend which we pronounced "I'm a kitty ass". Amicitia=friend in Latin. Now my head truly hurts with these ancient memories that I should have purged years ago.

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    Thought about posting this in 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) thread. Then thought why bother to add to the rumors and unsubstantiated theories. Like Gin and Tonic being a cure maybe if taken with the right other drug in the right quantity.

    On other social media a statement was made that young children are immune to this but are carriers. No one ever stated how young. The unsaid implication was these critters should be rounded up and isolated.

    Turns out on 3/3/20 an on line doctor said it was a mystery why young children (again no ages mentioned) were not showing symptoms and he hypothesized that they could still infect people. A different on line doctor stated it was a mystery but young children could infect people, therefore were carriers.

    Thought I would share this in an appropriate setting, like a patio where alcohol is being consumed. So, stay away from those grand children and consider putting them somewhere so you will be safe.

    As of 5pm today AZ is under a mandatory stay at home order which seems exactly like the suggested stay at home order except now it can be enforced if necessary.

    Just use some common sense and donít take unnecessary risks. Like going out to look for a fresh herb because the dried one in that little bottle just wonít do.

    😊PO

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