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Do you like being outside?

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Sometimes yes, sometimes no, depending on location and season. I'm good with inside also. I'm quite adaptable, and always have been.

Sticks48 Level 9 June 13, 2018

Balanced living Sticks48-adaptability is essential

@DianeFitzRobin In my life, it has been an important asset for sure.

@Sticks48 adaptability is an asset-good to think of it that way-there's so many times I move for work-I have this valuable asset

@DianeFitzRobin l have lived in 13 different towns or cities since high school, one of them twice and one three times. I know what you mean. ☺

@Sticks48 I can't even remember what the reason was that we moved so much. But now I love it. I "move" several times a year now because of my occupation. *I've got the moving stuff down to 1 truckload now, lol

@DianeFitzRobin For years my belongings fit into about a dozen boxes not including my drums. It is a skill. ?

@Sticks48 true, now if only to cull the doubles and triples I had bought before I got this good. Making my decisions to donate based on quality of the item or how often I used it. Thought about selling on kijiji or learning ebay selling but I don't like playing the haggling game and it disappoints the buyers, lol.

@DianeFitzRobin That does seem like a hassle. Good luck with your liquidation. ?

@Sticks48 thanks, got zero done today for the time I indulged weeping over my late father. Ah well, he's stardust now (he passed 2015)

@DianeFitzRobin I sympathize with those feelings. My father passed in 1980. Today my sister posted a picture of our father on FB and l wept. Even after all these years it still hurts. I am truly sorry for your loss.

@Sticks48 and I, yours Sticks48. Someone just told me she lost her Dad in '81 and it still hurts as well.

@DianeFitzRobin Thank you. ?


I have been outside most of my life, that's why I went into construction management instead of lab work as a microbiologist.

Surfpirate Level 8 June 13, 2018

just finished my first construction apprenticeship-very cool you're in mgmt Surfpirate-good skillset

@DianeFitzRobin Actually I'm a retired master builder who did a lot of construction management on hotel projects before I retired and built my own custom home by myself. I haven't finished it yet but it's not like I have a crew of 100 guys anymore.

@Surfpirate good job; excellent design choice, I haven't built a hotel yet, looking forward to the opportunity. My hall says Ontario construction is busy again. * when you finish your house please post a pic, we both know that incredible feeling of accomplishment and pride, you'll enjoy it

@DianeFitzRobin Designed it myself based on several structures my wife and I liked while traveling in Argentina and Chile. This is house number 353 for me, possibly my last one but you never know, I still think I may have one more hotel left in me, that would take the total up to 8 hotels.

@Surfpirate sweet! don't forget to contact Local 771-Regina, Sk Union Ironworkers to safely erect your next hotel iron before deadline and under-budget! (shameless plug for my union brothers/sisters and I....tell your colleagues!)

@DianeFitzRobin I've worked with union and non-union workers, doesn't matter to me because I'm a 4th generation Canadian builder. If you're on my crew then you are my people and I will defend you like a mother grizzly bear, doesn't matter to me.

@Surfpirate yes!!! bigbear Surfpirate

@DianeFitzRobin Although a momma bear has been known to eat her own cubs if they endanger her other cubs. I've had to fire a few menaces to the crew over the years, a danger to themselves and others. Engineers and architects are obviously fair game if they mess with my people. smile009.gif

@Surfpirate ha! I catch your meaning. Both those occupations have their merit. I'm certainly respectful of their experience and education.

They can be quirky/eccentric; eager and honest.
I watched a video with Daniel Libeskind about his R.O.M. project and I've never heard more honest words....."building is a discovery process"
(translated=the bluecollar builders will problem solve, lol)
As for engineers, you got to love them. Almost all want the practical applied skills we practice day in, day out. It's a wonder they don't also complete a building trades' apprenticeship.
In fact, a union brother I put up an office building in Saskatoon with is also completing his Structural Engineering university degree. I applaud him.

@DianeFitzRobin I've long said that an architect should be required to complete 2 years in the trades before he can practice as an architect, it would save everyone a lot of time, money and headaches. No more 'to be determined on site' notes in the blueprints, which is just code for I could draw it but have no idea how to build it, sure hope the construction manager can figure it out.


Absolutely ! That's where most of my favorite creatures are ...

evergreen Level 8 June 13, 2018

there's so many creatures I haven't seen yet outdoors

@DianeFitzRobin here in Florida, especially where I am, not a day goes by without good sightings ! One of the main reasons I moved here. Last night , I watched a family of foxes cavorting in the grass - sweet !

@evergreen I see foxes everywhere

@DianeFitzRobin "everywhere !?" No hearing bells, or seeing jeezus in a graham cracker though - right ? <grin>

@evergreen ha! ok, to be specific, 3 dens in 2 days


Oh definitely.

Mikeb56 Level 7 June 13, 2018

That's great Mikeb56, nice fish in your profile pic

@DianeFitzRobin thank you ?

@DianeFitzRobin oh btw I caught that true red outside ?

@Mikeb56 ha, but inside the ocean, correct


Of what?

Coldo Level 8 June 14, 2018

I love your wit.

of inside; cool Deb57 loves your wit^?

@DianeFitzRobin Inside of what?

@Coldo not outdoors?


It's something that is necessary, once I am there. I've grown used to it.

DZhukovin Level 7 June 13, 2018

DZhukovin, I'm happy to read "It's something that is necessary" I once had a future sister-in-law(brother's exfiance) that had that phobia of "going out". I felt compassion for her


You missed some details, read the post and read my comment again.

@DZhukovin you're right, I did. I chose to reply to my subjective interpretation. Thanks!


Outside of what?

outside of civilized and ordered living, such as stepping over the threshold of a doorway into raw weather

@DianeFitzRobin it all depends on the motivation. Sure love smell of fresh air and sun beams on my face. As a former sailor.... put me in the middle of the ocean.... no land on sight just water, clouds, sky and scent of salt in the sea. Outside to me is no land coordinates.

@GipsyOfNewSpain a sailor! wow!


Yes, when it is not too hot (more than 105) or too cold ((less than 65).

I like how you know your particular range-that's cool you noted that MissKathleen!

@DianeFitzRobin well, I’ll GO out at other temperatures; I just won’t STAY out.

@MissKathleen yes, I see


Only if there are very few people around. Preferably none.

I like both extremes-completely solitary and multitudes of people, JeezumsCripes

@DianeFitzRobin Interesting. Do you feel multitudes offer you some kind of anonymity, or do you like being among a lot of people?

@JeezumsCripes a little bit of a) and a little more of b)


Nope. I like my apartment, books, podcasts, coffee and my cat. I only really do outdoors if I am traveling abroad, and you are climbing to see a view or temple and then it’s a must do! Camping/fishing/hunting is my idea of hell.

Livia Level 6 June 13, 2018

thanks for your honesty Livia!

@DianeFitzRobin Lol ?, when I have done internet dating and the guys profile says they love camping, I know there will be compatibility issues.

@Livia good observation, I tried that 6 years ago and found the opposite, kinda. They'll say they love camping but complain mercilessly on a short, found-in-the-city hiking trail, lol. We know who will be compatible!


I like the outside but it doesn't like me. I sunburn way too easily. ?

I hope one day parasols will be fashionable/available again

@DianeFitzRobin I have a couple. The problem I have with them is people don't look where they're going and they run into them. One was already damaged and I got yelled at for 'taking up so much space.' ?

@memorylikeasieve oh that's great you have parasols. To those people who complain, I'd ignore them. Or get sarcastic, "wow. just wow. you'd allow an umbrella, but not a parasol? same real estate bud."


I hate heat, so no, not right now.

Hermit Level 7 June 14, 2018

heat will not last forever, thank goodness

@DianeFitzRobin It lasts a while around here.

@Hermit ooooo, pace yourself-that's a challenging environment


Love it. I walk everyday. I love the summer

Every day is so committed. Great confidentrealm!

@DianeFitzRobin Yep I made the commitment. Even in the rain this morning. It makes me feel great!

@confidentrealm awwww, I can sense your enthusiasm-keep it going, an inspiration


Of what ???

VAL3941 Level 8 June 13, 2018

out of doors, not inside of building or other structures

So my answer is " Yes "


As often as

St_Bobby Level 6 June 13, 2018

Yes, at least once a day gettinthere

@DianeFitzRobin ..i can..was the rest of the sentiment. The outdoors, is life.


I'm about to go camping for a week.....outside in the Forrest is my favorite place to be. I think there's something that the quiet of nature gives you that can't be attained in any other way.

pretty much your best source of natural silence

0 you know something I don't?? ???

Hitchens Level 8 June 14, 2018

Jokes aside..I like indoors and outdoors...depends on etc

@Hitchens that's fair


Yes I love being outside but not when it’s hot and buggy. I’m spending a lot of time indoors lately. Florida.

kltuckmn Level 7 June 14, 2018

oh well kltuckmn

When I live in Florida I had a dog I walked twice a day. That really got me in the walking mood although he was slow. Even in the summer, I still loved it. Just as hot and buggy in Houston but I don't let it bother me. All part of nature.


I grew up outside in Central PA, but today, living as I do in SW FL, it depends on the time of year. (Though I am out for a couple of hours most days for an early morning bike ride.)

jeshuey Level 7 June 13, 2018

Jeshuey, that's a dramatic change, good for you for experiencing this. Another bikerider on this site too! Keep up your morning rides!


Of what?

JeffMesser Level 7 June 13, 2018

outside of being indoors which has artificial light and typically stale air


Yes! unfortunately, we only get about 10 minutes/year of decent weather.

Secretguy Level 7 June 13, 2018

yikes, 10 minutes sounds like far northern Canada, Secretguy


Absolutely, especially hiking. Skied for many many years and hope to be able to get back to it this year.

Miamagoo Level 4 June 13, 2018

Ooooo, I ski too! Many years ago for alpine and 2 years ago for nordic. I hope to hear that you go back skiiing Miamagoo-you'll do great!



btroje Level 9 June 13, 2018

me too, btroje, me too


Yes! I only did a 40 minute bike ride today.

gsiamne Level 7 June 13, 2018

Wow! 40 min is really good gsiamne! keep it up!


24/7 if I could, some days it is close to that, love sleeping on the beach.

Rugglesby Level 8 June 13, 2018

I once hung out for over 6 hours watching the Atlantic Ocean tide but haven't slept on the beach yet, Rugglesby, but I will

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