Lloyd has been reading but not writing ...

Discussion in 'Darkroom Developing and Printing' started by Lloyd Erlick, Sep 2, 2008.

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    Lloyd Erlick Guest

    September 2, 2008, from Lloyd Erlick,

    I'd like to thank the participants in this
    forum for continuing in my absence...

    I've been very distracted lately, and on top
    of that I've just learned it's time to move.

    So the effect has been that I've used rpd as
    a form of self-therapy (it's nice to change
    the subject of one's day-to-day, at least for
    a few minutes.) I find it very useful to have
    conversation on a subject of interest that is
    different from whatever else is taking up my
    time, and the discussions here fill that
    bill.

    So thank you all again, and I hope I'll be
    better at posting in the near future. As some
    may know, Natalie had open-heart surgery last
    October, and, now that we're coming up on a
    year of recovery, things are much less
    stress-inspiring. It's a lot easier to watch
    her on her treadmill than to see her blotto
    in the ICU...

    I've actually accomplished the worst part of
    moving, which is to find the place to move
    to. I found one (even) closer to the subway
    station than my present place, and it's
    bigger, too. The only downside is that I have
    to pay for energy (heat in the winter and air
    conditioning in the summer). I just hope that
    doesn't force me back out onto the road ...

    regards,
    --le

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    website: www.heylloyd.com
    telephone: 416-686-0326
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    Lloyd Erlick, Sep 2, 2008
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    Andrew Price Guest

    [---]
    Oh no - not again? (I hate moving, as you might have guessed).
    Didn't you move not that long ago - from the place where your dark
    room was in the basement and full of cat fur?

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    Take your time - we have enough good souvenirs to go on with - like my
    all-time favourite:

    "Drying Screens Get Out of Town If You Know What's Good for You, and
    Take Squeegee With You, Too!"
    Remember that, too. If she's on the treadmill, not only does it mean
    that she's recovered, but also that she's probably athletic enough to
    put me to shame...
    Probably not a downside. There are no free lunches. If you weren't
    being billed for it directly at the old place, then it would have been
    included somewhere else in sundry charges which are not so easy to
    verify.

    Anyhow, welcome back and looking forward to more posts from you in the
    future!
     
    Andrew Price, Sep 2, 2008
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    Lloyd Erlick Guest

    September 2, 2008, from Lloyd Erlick,



    On Tue, 02 Sep 2008 21:00:32 +0200, Andrew

    ....

    Yes, I did. That cat is now dead (she reached
    a few weeks short of twenty-one [years!] so
    no need to feel too bad). It was December
    2003. Yikes. I hate to use the old cliche,
    but time does fly ...

    ahh, thank you, it's nice to be remembered
    ....

    Me too, especially in the commitment
    department. She really means it. The trouble
    with something like heart surgery is that the
    problem being worked on and hopefully solved
    will kill otherwise. In our case the dominant
    (and I do mean *dominant*) symptoms were
    shortness of breath and angina (chest pain -
    real pain, such as I for one have never
    experienced). Either one of those will
    motivate anyone to do anything (*anything*).
    That's how people agree to open heart
    surgery. So once the surgery is done and the
    recovery somewhat advanced, the next lowest
    problems start to feel like the worst
    problems. Hence back pain from scoliosis. It
    won't kill anyone, but damn it hurts.


    Very true. The other factors can come in
    non-monetary ways, too. In my case, although
    the landlord was covering the cost of energy
    (heat and electricity), the place was a dump
    waiting for demolition, the sewage lines
    backed up and he did not take care of it for
    much too long, the front area was unheated,
    there were cockroaches until I dealt with
    them, there are mice, etc etc.



    Thanks, and I'll try to stay on topic, too
    ....

    regards,
    --le
    ________________________________
    Lloyd Erlick Portraits, Toronto.
    website: www.heylloyd.com
    telephone: 416-686-0326
    email:
    ________________________________
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    Lloyd Erlick, Sep 2, 2008
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