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Hey this is exatreides checking in. Been coming here since like 1999! But for whatever reason it's not letting me login or reset my password.

Well, I'm doing well. Have my own house, car, work as a nurse and am finally out of the military. Thought I'd pop in and see how all the old pals were doing.

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Hey, good to hear from you again, I figure the movie will bring back a few people. Send me a message if you want me to merge your two accounts.

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Hi Ex, long time no see. :)

(think this is also my post after a very long time)

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I don''t know if I qualify as an "old timer" as per the 100 posts, but I am definitely an old timer at 86 years.

Up until today, Aug 19, 2019, I didn't know that this tread existed, and considering that dates go back to 2005, I am a little short on keep up with the "news" category.   My apology.

During what ever time duration you want to put me, I have basically playing a considerable number of the RTII  scenarios for a number of months, after playing a considerable number of RT3 prior.

However, I have been absorbed with actual "model railroading" in both the N and G scales.  Spending some time up upgrading my N-scale model train display.   Then in some preparation of getting some progress in the determination of building platforms, as well as "home made" roadbeds, with aluminum strips for the track, to withstand weather elemints of the out of door eventual display. 

All these endeavors and agendas keep my busy, and just don't seem to have an adequate amount of time to get involved for any amount of time for all.  

But they are all hobbies, but am considering now, to give a little more time in the Terminal, to see what "has and will" happen.   LOL

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Just doing a small check in. Started posting here as a child in the year 2002 - was roughly 8 years old. Played E:BFD mostly. 27 years old now and a high school teacher. Still love playing video games as well. Glad to still see lots of familiar names around. Think the last time I postd in this thread was the year 2012 or something. 

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*dusts off and removes cobwebs from self*

How... how long was I out? Four years?? Wow. I can't believe it has really been that long. But the forum time stamps do not lie. My last post before this one was in January 2016. And to think, my first post that month said this:

On 1/15/2016 at 3:47 PM, Edric O said:

So... hello again, everyone. I've been gone for over half a year (looking back, it appears my most recent post before today was in May 2015). I honestly don't know how that happened, but I don't intend to let it happen again.

...well, so much for not letting it happen again. 🙁 Half a year seemed like a long time to be away back then, and now here I am, four years and two months later, after by far the longest hiatus since I joined FED2k in April 2000. But at least I have returned in time for my 20 year anniversary! Expect one or two Alexandre Dumas references when the day comes. "Vingt ans après", indeed.

One thing that has not changed, however, is the emotional connection I feel towards my dear FED2k. Yes, I've been away four years, but I kept thinking of this site and this forum, regularly wanting to come back... and regularly putting it off. As I said in 2016:

On 1/15/2016 at 3:47 PM, Edric O said:

On this day I always get nostalgic and think of home. And, you see, after all these years, no matter how long I may be away, I still think of Fed2k as my home on the internet.

So I am back home again. This time because... because it's the end of the world as we knew it, so what better time to seek out old friends.

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So... who is still here? Does this fancy new UI come with a way to ping people? Hmmm... I guess I need to poke around.

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21 minutes ago, Edric O said:

So... who is still here? Does this fancy new UI come with a way to ping people? Hmmm... I guess I need to poke around.

Nice to see you Edric O.

 

Still here, where else can we go with this lock-down....

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Good to see you too, @gryphon! (I figured out how to ping people)

We're all in lockdown now, I imagine, or soon to be. Talk about living in interesting times. I think that new Dune movie might get postponed for a while, too.

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I'm here but nothing going on here, so don't post.

Getting ready for covid-19....

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Did PEI get its first COVID case yet @Andrew?

I'm still alive, working from home with three kids under 6 is... interesting. :P

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Ya, we are at 5 cases so far. but there is little testing. Like most provinces they only test those that traveled or are in hospital. Which is kinda useless because if in hospital might as well assume that is the cause, and if traveled might as well assume they have it. No community spread testing means it will spread easy.

I'm basically assuming that I have it and everyone else has it. That's the only way to survive.

Governments were too slow to do anything. Hearing that trump is just gonna let it spread and kill everyone so that they can get economy back on track faster could cause problems for Canada.

Trudeau just announced quarantine act is enacted. A bit late but ok.

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html

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Alberta has some pretty good stats on cases here:
https://covid19stats.alberta.ca/

Our community cases are still fairly stable which is promising but I think we'll need at least another week before knowing how well it is working. Alberta has tested about 36,000 people while Canada as a whole has tested about 160,000. That is 22% of the tests for a province with 11% of the population of Canada. So in that sense we're doing pretty good here.

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