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Shadowlion haS TEA and CruMpetS with the Empress

 

Yes, it is another

Shadowlion ACRONYM Challenge…

Tarot challenge...

and a Fire Fit challenge...

with Truck Porn, Tai Chi, Tuxedo Cats,

a little alliteration, and all lot of other stuff I threw into my tags

 

As per usual, I am a little bit late getting my challenge together. It was a bit of a hectic zero week that included much craziness at work, stitches to my left index finger, and a cold. Typing is still a bit slow, so in lieu of a lot of words, so I will leave you with several pictures that I will weave together into a challenge over the next few days.

 

 

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https://www.wired.com/story/sanfrancisco-smaller-firetrucks/

 

 

 

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Wow! I remember STEAM challenges past. Can't remember what it all stands for, so I made this up for you

 

SISU...one of my favorite part of various SL challenges

Tarot & Trucks

Eat something

Agility

Magic

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On 11/26/2018 at 9:27 PM, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

First! Following! 

 

 

 

Hi, Forum Commander!!!!

 

On 11/26/2018 at 10:16 PM, Elastigirl said:

oh my, stitches to your finger! 

 

Hi, Elastigirl! Yeah, did a real number on it making dinner the night before Thanksgiving. :grumpy:  But, stitches should be out Friday morning...

 

On 11/27/2018 at 1:05 AM, Ann of Vries said:

I mean, the challenge isn't even up but I can see the tags and I know it'll be awesome ^_^

 

Hi, Ann of Vries! It'll be a real hodge podge, at least...

 

18 hours ago, Rurik Harrgath said:

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Hey Rurik! That is one fine looking feline!

 

General update - progress on challenge design and I'm keeping my good habits from last challenge going. Still need to g to last challenge thread and do my wrapup. That will probably have to wait until this weekend. Work is maxing out my what my finger can handle - looked like a fat little sausage last night. So, getting some replies in before starting work this morning and, if I can, will return later today. Otherwise, will catch up with everyone else tomorrow morning.

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On 11/27/2018 at 6:48 PM, rowan said:

HELLO MY GREAT WIZARD TEACHER

 

ROWAANNNNNN!!!!!!!!!! YOU'RE BAAACK - YAY!

 

On 11/27/2018 at 8:27 PM, Xena said:

Wow! I remember STEAM challenges past. Can't remember what it all stands for, so I made this up for you

 

SISU...one of my favorite part of various SL challenges

Tarot & Trucks

Eat something

Agility

Magic

 

I like it! Definitely need a SISU challenge again!

 

I found that I was having to force fit STEAMS onto this challenge, though, so expect a little change in the titling. I have it on paper, but still have to type it up. Maybe I can find a voice to text app or something. 

 

On 11/28/2018 at 3:44 PM, rowan said:

Oh lord, sausage finger sounds awful! I hope the swelling goes down soon!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

 

The swelling is gradually getting better, but had some unwelcome news Friday when the stitches came out. :( Details below.

 

On 12/1/2018 at 7:06 PM, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

I hope your finger has healed enough to give us an update.

 

Ha! Stitches are out. Can type (nine fingers) but slow and still having some problems.

 

UPDATE

Soooo, so much for updating on Thursday morning.... I got my stitches out Friday morning and the NP was concerned that I didn't have more movement in one of the joints. It looks like the person who stitched me up at the urgent care center missed seeing a deeper injury to tendons &/or ligaments and all the swelling was masking the mobility problem. In process of trying to get an expedited eval from a hand surgeon.

 

Best case, nicked the tendon and need time and physical therapy; possible case, a severed tendon and surgery. Not going into worst case at this point. It does need to get resolved quickly since Wednesday will be two weeks since initial injury and there isn't much window beyond that to work with the existing connective tissue. Another week or so, things get more difficult to fix.

 

Some good news - I went hiking with a friend on Saturday and my stair laps are paying off. Did moderate trail without any problem - no old leg injury soreness!!! Gorgeous weather and great scenery. Got some some pics I'll post soon.

 

Tiny habits sticking; veggie consumption very good; vegetarian eating, only running about 75 - 80%, so meh on that.

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1 hour ago, DarK_RaideR said:

Shadowlion, acronyms, SISU, tarot....

 

and then I saw the FIRE TRUCK!

 

Stayed tuned for Truck Porn Tuesday!

 

1 hour ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

I hope you get in to that hand surgeon soon.

 

The wheels are finally moving. Got an appointment midday today. so should know a lot more of what we're looking at in another 3 - 4 hours!

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Not sure how I initially missed an SL challenge but yay I found you! Following :)

 

Hope everything turns out as best it can with your hand!

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Good news from hand doc!

 

Don't need surgery and finger should respond well to physical therapy. He gave me some exercises and a scrip for physical therapy. Said it should take a couple weeks of working it to get full use back. It's pretty sore after all the poking and prodding, but what a relief!

 

Thanks for all the good vibes and well wishes. Helps to know nerds got my back when it would be easy to stress out. 

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2 hours ago, ShadowLion said:

Good news from hand doc!

 

Don't need surgery and finger should respond well to physical therapy. He gave me some exercises and a scrip for physical therapy. Said it should take a couple weeks of working it to get full use back. It's pretty sore after all the poking and prodding, but what a relief!

 

Thanks for all the good vibes and well wishes. Helps to know nerds got my back when it would be easy to stress out. 

Yeah. I'm glad you'll be able to get full use of the finger back. I'm trying really hard to set up a joke where the punchline is something along the lines of "give the finger" but I'm falling short.

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56 minutes ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Yeah. I'm glad you'll be able to get full use of the finger back. I'm trying really hard to set up a joke where the punchline is something along the lines of "give the finger" but I'm falling short.

 

I'm sure there's a joke in there, but I just can't put a finger on it.

 

Seriously though, I did have a good experience with rehabbing a hand tendon. I strained a tendon in my thumb many years back by falling snowboarding. They splinted it for 6 weeks. After the splint came off, I couldn't really move my thumb at all and had no strength. PT worked wonders, but it took several weeks. Not particularly relevant to your situation, but positive results are always encouraging :-)

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16 hours ago, ShadowLion said:

Stayed tuned for Truck Porn Tuesday!

It is Tuesday here already. Just saying...

 

Good news about the hand! Nothing can hold the ShadowLion down!

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"Brush Truck"

A very rugged, versatile, and highly mobile, small fire engine for combatting wildland fires. Designed to quickly deliver a small crew close to a fire, the truck has a small water tank and a small diameter, hard line hose for minimal water use. It commonly also has a compressed air and foam system (CAFS) onboard to extend the effectiveness of its limited water resources. Brush trucks come in a wide variety of designs and configurations, many specifically customized for a particular department's anticipated use, predominant fuel type(s) and terrain. 

 

 

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Brush trucks also carry water pumps and additional hoses to take advantage of additional any nearby water sources such as lakes, ponds, and even cisterns and swimming pools, to increase the amounts of water available for firefighting operations. This process is called "drafting".

 

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Water without a hydrant

 

 

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Brush trucks have multiple compartments that carry safety gear and hand tools, including chain saws and drip torchs, which are used in removing fuels and conducting burnout operations.

 

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Engine crews specialize in indirectly protecting structures in the wildland/urban interface or "WUI" (pronounced "woo-eee") through the use of containment lines, fuels removal, and other techniques.

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Hooray for no surgery! Now you can focus on ULTRA BUFF FINGER WORKOUTS and BEAUTIFUL TRUCKS! Also, tell me more about these stair laps, sounds pretty brutal!

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