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Hi Folks,

This Y2K stuff has all got a bit much for this (knower) Noah so I am taking my own advice and going to a beach for a little R and R.

No radio no TV and no 'puter.

Going to chair a meeting (Dec 3) on how to get local emergency services to coordinate their Y2K mitigation and contingency activities. Need to recover peace of mind. Please continue to keep up the good work with stressed folks and... think community!

Best to all.

-- Bob Barbour (, November 19, 1998


Have a good rest Bob,...recharge your batteries. And good luck with your meeting. You'll be missed.

-- Donna Barthuley (, November 19, 1998.

Ya know what, that is a hell of an idea

To my fellow forumers "See ya"

-- Uncle Deedah (, November 19, 1998.

Good luck, Bob! I have tried several times to kick the Yourdon BB habit. Once I even lasted 38 hours, ten minutes, three seconds fifty- one nanoseconds. Then I greedily read for hours to make up for the famine. I know I am spending too much time at this site when I keep flicking to "New answers" to see if anyone has posted something new while I was reading the last one. It sure helps fight off the depression, especially you fabulous hurmorists out there.

-- Lois Knorr (, November 19, 1998.

That's "humorists". Stupid spell checker!

-- Lois Knorr (, November 19, 1998.

took my break the last week of october. went on a 9 day hunting trip. stayed in a 16 by 20 canvas wall tent with a wood stove. no tv, electricity, running water, or computers.

needed the time away from y2k. but by the ninth day i also very much needed and wanted a good long shower.

if the electricity goes, life will not be fun.

everybody here needs to remember to take a break once in awhile. kudos to the people that post humor every so often.

-- areseejay (, November 19, 1998.

"I have tried several times to kick the Yourdon BB habit. Once I even lasted 38 hours, ten minutes, three seconds fifty- one nanoseconds"

Lois: LOL. I've been thinking the same thing. Have there been any threads about what happens to us Yourdon BB junkies should the NET be a casualty?

-- Robert Michaels (, November 19, 1998.

Hey, I think I started something! :-) Bye, Bob and Deedah! Have fun! Getting away for a few days at the beach was fabulous. The peace and family time were priceless. We're going to the mountains in Colorado for a week in December. (I hope it's not the last time.)

-- Gayla Dunbar (, November 19, 1998.

We'll miss you, Bob. Check in when you get back, and let us know how things went.

-- rocky (, November 20, 1998.

Hey Bob, have a good break and don't worry too much, I'm pretty sure we'll have this whole Y2K mess figured out by the time you get back


-- Arnie Rimmer (, November 20, 1998.

I'm going to Daventry.

It seems ironic, but I am going to take time off from Y2K planning (obsessing) the week after Christmas to play the new "King's Quest VIII" computer game.

It seems almost sinful to waste time on such fluff but I've been really good this year.

and fluff may not be an option soon...


-- jo (, November 20, 1998.

The first thing I said to my husband upon my 10 day trip return from seting up our Y2K retreat a couple weeks ago was "It felt so good to be away from the computer." I've decided not to bring a computer with modem to this retreat, which we'll be using as vacation spot in the meantime. We're going up there to spend Thanksgiving, and Christmas too. My husband is all for the no puter/modem rule, but the kids are balking. Tough.

-- Chris (, November 20, 1998.

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