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Post by roxiedog13 » Tue Nov 11, 2014 9:46 pm

Thought about the gang today, 1111 is as strong as ever and today I thought it fitting to drop by and say hello. Sorry for the lack of attendance , I'm just trying to play
catch up in life . I'm not doing a very good job obviously :lol:

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Post by Sandy » Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:25 am

Hi Roxie!
We'll take what we can get as we know you lead a very busy life! I hope you and the family are well! ... and on a silly note, I can't help but think of you every Halloween. (Remembering the way you went all out and entertained the neighbourhood children. :lol: )
It's really great to see you! :bana:
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Post by roxiedog13 » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:16 am

Have to find my picture from this Halloween and post it. I did go overboard again, it gets bigger every year. The big kid in my just cannot let go just yet. ;)



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Post by Sandy » Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:11 am

THAT IS FABULOS!!!! :bana: The little kid in me is wishing we lived in your neighbourhood! :mrgreen:
Seriously, I am so glad to know that you are still doing this!
Life is good!
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Post by roxiedog13 » Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:43 am

Using the kids car, jacked up on its side and on the front lawn was a great addition to the decorations. Not sure the car will be there next year though, will have to borrow and trash the neighbors car :mrgreen:

Life is good, my wife still cancer free and through most of the treatment and reconstruction. Other than my business falling apart :( all is good. My wife's business is doing fine all will work out :finger: . I'll be around for
another spooktacular year or two I suppose.

I have no choice really. My oldest son in is New York doing a masters at Actors Studio and my daughter is on a third degree now doing Engineering . We'll have to work until we are 100 now, no choice . :shock:

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Post by Sandy » Thu Nov 13, 2014 1:57 am

LOL You go to extreme links to put on a great Halloween show. I mean how many people would jack their car on its side(granted it was your klids car LOL but still...) I bet the whole neighbourhood looks forward to what you come up with every year. I would! :sunflower:

I am relieved to hear that your wife is still doing well and the kids have their education well in hand. Hopefully your business will pick up again...I am chuckling thinking of you working till a hundred... I can empathize as I too felt like that with those tuition and kid maintenance bills. I have a strong suspicion you will get it all figured out and find a way to manage it all rather neatly.
How are your knees? It was your knee giving you a bit of trouble I think a year or so ago. Was it a wind sailing injury or something preventing you from wind sailing, perhaps. Are you still flying? Hope so! :finger:
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Post by roxiedog13 » Thu Nov 13, 2014 4:07 pm

Work until 100 :bana: well on the up side I would still be alive and capable..........not likely .

Knees are better ( I've smartened up a little) , wife is doing good, kids getting a costly education and I'm still flying, more this year than any other.
In fact, I'm contemplating a career change to fly for a decade or so, up to 100 if I'm able ;) . Busy is all that I know and to be honest there is a lot
left to get done and I'm going to be dead a long time :lol: :lol:

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Post by Sandy » Fri Nov 14, 2014 2:26 am

Busy is all that I know and to be honest there is a lot
left to get done and I'm going to be dead a long time :lol: :lol:
Only on this world. You'll be flying in a different form perhaps after walking through Death's door. ;) So keep up to date your pilot's license! ;) :)
Do you still have the house on the Lake? Seems you were working diligently on that as well. :scratch: I remember the area stole my heart! (Canada has that effect on me)

Any snow yet? :mrgreen: (I get very jealous of all you "northern hemisphereies." about this time of year. Especially today as it is very hot outside and we just discovered the batteries leaked inside the control for our split system air conditioner making it impossible to turn the silly thing on.) Listen to me complain. :oops: :roll: Actually it isn't so bad (yet) as we have kept the flat closed up and the ceiling fans running. So I'm keeping a good thought. (Mind over matter and such) :finger:
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Post by happyrain » Tue Nov 18, 2014 1:58 am

hi roxie. awesome picture. thanks for checking in =) what kind of subie is that ? impreza or legacy ?

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Post by roxiedog13 » Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:57 am

happyrain wrote:hi roxie. awesome picture. thanks for checking in =) what kind of subie is that ? impreza or legacy ?
Hello Happyrain, wondered how many of the gang are still around :hithere .

It's the Impreza sport " spookster" version ;) This was the kids car for sharing during university but now my son who has claimed it is in New York . My daughter claimed my wife's Subaru WRX STi
and we are left with a skate board, sneakers and one Triumph motorcycle :bike: . Ok, part of that story is untrue :mrgreen: my wife has a new BMW X3 and I have the skateboard :bana: .

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Post by Sandy » Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:40 am

:lol: Those skate boards can be wily creatures!

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Post by happyrain » Thu Nov 20, 2014 2:30 am

your wife had an STI ? =O that's awesome. was it yours originally ?

i had an impreza sport and traded it in for a WRX. subaru's aren't to popular where i'm from. i'm thinking it's the opposite where you live.
the x3's are nice

thanks for sharing
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Post by roxiedog13 » Mon Dec 01, 2014 8:34 pm

Sandy wrote::lol: Those skate boards can be wily creatures!

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I used to stack two skateboards on top of each other and then ride down the hill doing a handstand on top of this stack. Hmmmm, maybe I should try this again :shock:
Then again, maybe I will :mrgreen: :bana:

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Post by roxiedog13 » Mon Dec 01, 2014 8:38 pm

happyrain wrote:your wife had an STI ? =O that's awesome. was it yours originally ?

i had an impreza sport and traded it in for a WRX. subaru's aren't to popular where i'm from. i'm thinking it's the opposite where you live.
the x3's are nice

thanks for sharing
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Yes, my wife had the WRX STi actually, now my daughter has claimed it. Subaru is well represented in Canada overall but there is no dealer in my city.
The older Subaru car used to be a great car, now that they have gone the way of others the quality has slipped.

Where are you, I though Subaru was popular everywhere ?

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Post by Geoff » Mon Dec 01, 2014 9:51 pm

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Where are you, I though Subaru was popular everywhere ?
Sure are popular here in Aus, although its curious the sports car that they make with Toyota, Toyota out sells Subaru 6 or 7 to 1, yet they are really the same car, and as its a Subie engine, I would probably opt for the real deal to service it. But I don't own a subie. Even though I am a car nut. Have had the hots lately for an Abarth 500. Need to get over it?

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Post by Sandy » Tue Dec 02, 2014 1:34 am

Hey Roxie,
I used to stack two skateboards on top of each other and then ride down the hill doing a handstand on top of this stack. Hmmmm, maybe I should try this again :shock:
Then again, maybe I will :mrgreen: :bana:
Seems I remember a photo of you doing a hands stand after a long hike on the edge of one of your countries gorgeous overlooks. :shock:
Hmmm maybe a few practice tries with a couple of spotters might be in order, eh? Or how about instead a nice glass of wine while watching a spectacular sunset. :lol: Don't pay any attention to me... you do what lights your fire my friend... just please be careful and no mistakes! :sunflower:
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Geoff wrote:
roxiedog13 wrote:
Where are you, I though Subaru was popular everywhere ?
Sure are popular here in Aus, although its curious the sports car that they make with Toyota, Toyota out sells Subaru 6 or 7 to 1, yet they are really the same car, and as its a Subie engine, I would probably opt for the real deal to service it. But I don't own a subie. Even though I am a car nut. Have had the hots lately for an Abarth 500. Need to get over it?

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Had to Google Abarth 500, never heard of that before. Looks like the Fiat 500 they are selling in North America, well, in Canada anyway. Looks like a lot of fun for sure and as they say, "whatever turns your crank."
Certainly seems like a fitting quote, no pun intended of course. :lol:

My car is a Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth. Was very popular in Europe way back in the mid to late 80's. My car actually started life as the North American version, a XR4Ti Merkur . I bought it originally in the 80's and used
it as a family car for 20 + years. It took me almost 10 years to find all the parts and rebuild it as the European version, the RS500. I keep it in the garage and drive on special occasions only, next summer will be 30 years
since I purchased it . Both me and the car are officially antiques, I believe the car is looking the better. :P

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Sandy wrote:Hey Roxie,
I used to stack two skateboards on top of each other and then ride down the hill doing a handstand on top of this stack. Hmmmm, maybe I should try this again :shock:
Then again, maybe I will :mrgreen: :bana:
Seems I remember a photo of you doing a hands stand after a long hike on the edge of one of your countries gorgeous overlooks. :shock:
Hmmm maybe a few practice tries with a couple of spotters might be in order, eh? Or how about instead a nice glass of wine while watching a spectacular sunset. :lol: Don't pay any attention to me... you do what lights your fire my friend... just please be careful and no mistakes! :sunflower:
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You know what, that handstand has been my thing. Every mountain climbed, major landmark or city, skyscraper , etc. has been photographed with me doing the handstand. At thirteen doing that on a skateboard
was easy, forty years later, it's starting to get a little more challenging but..............I'm not stopping yet. Freakiest occasion to do it was on the glass floor of the CN tower in Toronto. Looking down through a glass
floor 1500ft above Terra Firma was a challenge but I did it and have the picture to back it up. :mrgreen: Next ?????? :bana: :bana:
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Post by Geoff » Tue Dec 02, 2014 5:57 am

roxiedog13 wrote:
My car is a Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth. Was very popular in Europe way back in the mid to late 80's. My car actually started life as the North American version, a XR4Ti Merkur . I bought it originally in the 80's and used
it as a family car for 20 + years. It took me almost 10 years to find all the parts and rebuild it as the European version, the RS500. I keep it in the garage and drive on special occasions only, next summer will be 30 years
since I purchased it . Both me and the car are officially antiques, I believe the car is looking the better. :P
Oh yes I remember them, but first I remembered the Cosworth Escort called the RS2000, but the Sierra was the next gen. I also have a "fun car" bit don't like to mention it in public. Its German, with a rear engine. I am lucky to still have my licence but then I don't drive it often. :bike: :bike: :bike:

The Abarth has a forged crank shaft, forged pistons and puts out about 180kw in a tiny car. You can bolt on a turbo for $1500 to get 240 kw. Actually there is also a Ferrari version of that fiat, but thats very serious money.

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Geoff wrote:
roxiedog13 wrote:
My car is a Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth. Was very popular in Europe way back in the mid to late 80's. My car actually started life as the North American version, a XR4Ti Merkur . I bought it originally in the 80's and used
it as a family car for 20 + years. It took me almost 10 years to find all the parts and rebuild it as the European version, the RS500. I keep it in the garage and drive on special occasions only, next summer will be 30 years
since I purchased it . Both me and the car are officially antiques, I believe the car is looking the better. :P
Oh yes I remember them, but first I remembered the Cosworth Escort called the RS2000, but the Sierra was the next gen. I also have a "fun car" bit don't like to mention it in public. Its German, with a rear engine. I am lucky to still have my licence but then I don't drive it often. :bike: :bike: :bike:

The Abarth has a forged crank shaft, forged pistons and puts out about 180kw in a tiny car. You can bolt on a turbo for $1500 to get 240 kw. Actually there is also a Ferrari version of that fiat, but thats very serious money.

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That Abarth with 240KW would be quite nimble I'm sure, looks like the car could be in the 1000KG range so that would make it VERY lively . My RS500 is only 1000kg and 260 KW , also rear wheel drive which makes it quite fun
to drift.....I mean drive ;)

Hmmm, German rear engine could be Benz, BMW, Fiat or VW but I'd put my money on Porche since you like "fun Car" , then again all are fun I suppose, just for different reasons. :)

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Post by Geoff » Tue Dec 02, 2014 11:40 pm

Well until 10 years ago I had a pristine 2002 BMW tii - 1974 model year. I passed it on to my son, who has kept it the last ten years. I was fortunate to buy a new 2002 in London in 1972 and have loved them ever since. Seen a few 2002 turbos on offer, but the issue with a pristine classic is you cant do much without affecting the value. But they look awesome.

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Geoff wrote:Well until 10 years ago I had a pristine 2002 BMW tii - 1974 model year. I passed it on to my son, who has kept it the last ten years. I was fortunate to buy a new 2002 in London in 1972 and have loved them ever since. Seen a few 2002 turbos on offer, but the issue with a pristine classic is you cant do much without affecting the value. But they look awesome.

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ALways liked the BMWTii though I didn't know the model number until you mentioned it here. There are a few of those around my city, some older guys who know and can appreciate the vehicle I suppose.

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roxiedog13 wrote:Have to find my picture from this Halloween and post it. I did go overboard again, it gets bigger every year. The big kid in my just cannot let go just yet. ;)



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Wow, that looks fantastic. I wished Halloween was such a big deal around where I live. I love the creativity. :D

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Post by roxiedog13 » Wed Jan 14, 2015 1:37 pm

Not everyone in my home town does this, it started for me almost twenty years ago after my own kids grew out of Halloween .
I keep saying I will not do this again the next year but every year it just becomes more sophisticated . Most of my visitors
now come from other neighborhoods and other cities so the pressure is on me to continue. I'm still relatively young and healthy
so I'll probably keep doing this or be forced to stop after I am sued for causing emotional and mental trauma . :shock: :shock:

either way I have more fun than the kids :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Post by Sandy » Fri Jan 16, 2015 1:35 am

either way I have more fun than the kids
You are such a special man, Roxie! Every neighbourhood needs at least one of you!
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