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Jimrky

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  1. First, a great 'Thank You!' to my Mission Partner who sent to me - real name R.F. from Bugsie Siegel's city. This gave a much needed boost as My Dear Bethie_Biker fell on Monday and shattered the crown of her tibia. She's doing well under medication with surgery next Wednesday. I'm hoping my fused spine can continue to be a "human crane" getting her up and down for necessities. Box came in great condition, and I will be reserving opening for Xmas Eve. I'll post pictures then Second, an apology to the partner to whom I'm sending in AZ - not that I did anything wrong, but I asked my local Post Office why my 3 Day Service package hadn't gone beyond Nashville, TN in a week (I'm in KY 85 miles away driving distance). It appears that Nashville (which clears for this region) is understaffed due to Covid-19. They state that it is sometimes taking up to a month for mail to run in some areas. All mail (even their vaunted 'Express') is affected. So, your package will get there, but even USPS can't say when. Very sorry, but Keep the Faith: Signal will find a way, I am sure! Sent my info to Laval K-9: November 26, 2020Name received from Laval K-9: November 28, 2020Sent my gift: December 3, 2020 (9505 5107 1558 0338 3488 73)My gift arrived at destination:I received a gift: December 10. 2020
  2. It's off, it's away - my Mission has fled on swift wings of USPS. Sent my info to Laval K-9: November 26, 2020Name received from Laval K-9: November 28, 2020Sent my gift: December 3, 2020 (9505 5107 1558 0338 3488 73)My gift arrived at destination:I received a gift:
  3. I am pre-staged to send off my Mission - and I will update with info when it is sent. But I had a small idea...a request. Perhaps my Partner in the Missions might consider this? Thanks!
  4. Sent my info to Laval K-9: November 26, 2020Name received from Laval K-9: November 28, 2020Sent my gift:My gift arrived at destination:I received a gift: The Game is afoot!
  5. I bet there was much joy at the LaTour house last night ? (and the smell of spreadsheets heating up in preparation!) So glad that I could be here - thank you so much, in advance, for all the work you'll put in. Good on Barry for being Last In!
  6. I didn't know if I was going to be able to participate in this years' Happy Holiday Mission - and with all the Podcast hoopla, I'd have dearly missed it! I haven't had a temperature for 2 days from Covid-19, although I have been (and am - no, not mad but...) weak. And I've slept enough for a bear, but I am looking forward to this!! Sent my info to Laval K-9: November 26, 2020Name received from Laval K-9:Sent my gift:My gift arrived at destination:I received a gift:
  7. "Missed" the main point of another post, didn't you? Nah - you didn't miss it, you pivoted. If you're going to make statements and attempt to attribute them to another person, kindly have the wherewithal to support your actions. What you do is seen to be done, and BTW, you are not a "we" nor do you speak for anyone but yourself. But after 50 years of handling such I know when I'm going to be wasting my time pursuing anything further. That said - Happy Halloween. I'm off. ???
  8. (BWOO- HA-HA-HAAAAAAA!) Happy Halloween ! The Great Pumpkin nodded to us that we could open our Missions - and we are both so happy with what the Pumpkin's helpers have sent us! Many thanks to Phoebe and Team Bear-Cat from me and Bethie_Biker, we both absolutely love our surprises! Many thanks to 'The Good Witches' for making all deliveries (at least as known) on time. Thanks to all who posted for making Beth's and my experience so enjoyable. And last, but not least, a huge Thank You to GeoCharmer81 without whom this could not have happened. I have an idea of just how much work a Mission Controller does - it is appreciated ! A note: The Geocaching Podcast, next Wednesday (November4, 2020) at 8:30 Central Standard Time on YouTube, Facebook and other podcast venues, will be having their LIVE show all about Coin Exchange Missions - and 'The Good Witches' have cackled to me that we all might recognize their Guest as someone who runs Missions...??? So if you can, be sure to tune in! And now, our Mission Goodies !! ?
  9. Bethie_Biker and I will join Laval K-9 (in spirit, pun intended) in opening the Missions tomorrow and posting pictures of the goodies! Today was the local substitute for Halloween: a drive-through that featured 6 foot long tubes with candy slid into cars. It didn't go off well, and Face Book recorded that parents were angry over children that got disappointed. That made me remember what Halloween was like for me as a child in New England: a crisp fall night filled with shrieking, laughing, running kids - ganging up to doors to yell, 'Trick or Treat!' Goblins and witches and Barbies (oh! the scary Barbies!!!) rampant on the streets. Not this year, or most any year, anymore, for the kids of today. But here in the Missions we have a Geocaching Halloween. A remembrance and sharing where adults can be a bit of the child they once were again. And I'm thankful.
  10. ...I'm trying to understand how directly addressing nothing that I posted is an answer. And where I made any, ANY, inference (let alone statement) that Bryan Roth was somehow nefarious? What do you have against Bryan? But I will suggest that you listen to Bryan's podcast appearances where he has spoken on this topic. You might be enlightened!
  11. Well, gee. Marty - so if Groundspeak, through their wholly-owned entity Geocaching® counts a construct as a cache YOU are going to tell them it's not? Especially when 'no decision made regarding one geocache is binding on any other' - the Great exception that has allowed Groundspeak/Geocaching to do literally ANYTHING since Day 1? Can I be a fly on the wall (or cc'd on the email you send) to inform Bryan Roth of that?? Hmmm?? Rhetoric will get you nowhere. But it's fun to watch folks try that again, and again, and again - as if rhetoric mattered ? I think a "Doh!" here is appropriate. ? At least you have the good taste to appreciate Danny Kaye - I wonder if you're familiar with his recordings? Please see above ?
  12. I love how many different posters have defined what is, and what is not, Geocaching® to their hearts desire - and in so many different ways. And, yes - I put that Registered Trademark in for a reason: Geocaching is defined by Groundspeak, period. Bryan Roth has stated that A.L.'s are coming into the main app in its' next iteration. So, like them, don't like them, do them, don't do them - they aren't going away no matter what you personally may think of them. On the subject of non-physical caches there is a long history of Groundspeak maintaining a presence, and even promulgating different types. At some point it may represent another Revenue Stream for them, or maybe not, but the continued interest of the Corporation is there to be seen. They have had several iterations and still don't kill the idea. Personally, I like A.L.'s a lot better than trackables, and a lot less than placing or finding a physical cache, going to an Event or watching my best Geocaching friend (who has 10,000+) learn to relax when he goes caching with Bethie_Biker and me, and even get a good meal while caching. We're still dubbing at less then 3K finds - but it's OK. Geocaching® is one place where you can take whatever you want and leave the rest without suffering at all, or taking a single thing away from anyone else.
  13. JimRKY (Mission 1) EMAIL SENT: September 14, 2020 NAME RECEIVED: September 23, 2020 MISSION SENT: October 6, 2020 9405503699300064661970 MISSION ARRIVED: October 8, 2020 (per USPS) MISSION RECEIVED: October 16, 2020 9505512463270287585446 Thank you, Great Pumpkin for making my Halloween wishes come true. I will honor your gift by waiting until Halloween to open my gift! ??? Bethie_Biker (Mission 2) EMAIL SENT: September 14, 2020 NAME RECEIVED: September 23, 2020 MISSION SENT: October 6, 2020 9405503699300064661963 MISSION ARRIVED: October 9, 2020 (per USPS & Recipient) MISSION RECEIVED: October 7, 2020
  14. JimRKY (Mission 1) EMAIL SENT: September 14, 2020 NAME RECEIVED: September 23, 2020 MISSION SENT: October 6, 2020 9405503699300064661970 MISSION ARRIVED: October 8, 2020 (per USPS) MISSION RECEIVED: Bethie_Biker (Mission 2) EMAIL SENT: September 14, 2020 NAME RECEIVED: September 23, 2020 MISSION SENT: October 6, 2020 9405503699300064661963 MISSION ARRIVED: October 9, 2020 (per USPS & Recipient) MISSION RECEIVED: October 7, 2020 Bethie is all set - I am putting my wishes up to 'The Great Pumpkin' for a successful receipt ???
  15. JimRKY (Mission 1) EMAIL SENT: September 14, 2020 NAME RECEIVED: September 23, 2020 MISSION SENT: October 6, 2020 9405503699300064661970 MISSION ARRIVED: October 8, 2020 (per USPS) MISSION RECEIVED: Bethie_Biker (Mission 2) EMAIL SENT: September 14, 2020 NAME RECEIVED: September 23, 2020 MISSION SENT: October 6, 2020 9405503699300064661963 MISSION ARRIVED: MISSION RECEIVED: October 7, 2020 Bethie_Biker received a package on 10/7 with really neat Halloween Stamps on it (!!) She had me save the stamps and says she'll try to wait until Halloween to open the package.
  16. The ghostly Mission rises high Beneath full moon in Halloween sky To whom shall fall the onerous task Of opening it when spell is cast? We hope our gifts though passing small Will find favor with y'all! (The Southern Bronte Sister ?‍♀️) JimRKY (Mission 1) EMAIL SENT: September 14, 2020 NAME RECEIVED: September 23, 2020 MISSION SENT: October 6, 2020 9405503699300064661970 MISSION ARRIVED: MISSION RECEIVED: Bethie_Biker (Mission 2) EMAIL SENT: September 14, 2020 NAME RECEIVED: September 23, 2020 MISSION SENT: October 6, 2020 9405503699300064661963 MISSION ARRIVED: MISSION RECEIVED:
  17. Sorry for the late post - updating eluded my mind until today! JimRKY (Mission 1) EMAIL SENT: September 14, 2020 NAME RECEIVED: September 23, 2020 MISSION SENT: MISSION ARRIVED: MISSION RECEIVED: Bethie_Biker (Mission 2) EMAIL SENT: September 14, 2020 NAME RECEIVED: September 23, 2020 MISSION SENT: MISSION ARRIVED: MISSION RECEIVED:
  18. Hello GeoCharmer81! Thanks so much for hosting this fun Mission! I have emailed, so hopefully we'll get a 'helpful' LOL! Both Bethie_Biker and I would each lke a Mission, please, although we'll compile in one post series: JimRKY (Mission 1) EMAIL SENT: September 14, 2020 NAME RECEIVED: MISSION SENT: MISSION ARRIVED: MISSION RECEIVED: Bethie_Biker (Mission 2) EMAIL SENT: September 14, 2020 NAME RECEIVED: MISSION SENT: MISSION ARRIVED: MISSION RECEIVED: Just a little "signal" of what's to come ???
  19. Easy - Microsoft 'Woof to Text' Conversion . Also available in Amphibian and other animal 'tongues'.
  20. This is in my Outlook Calendar for February. Still working on getting Howard Wolowitz to hack the Mission Code so the transmission of the Trackable Code comes from our property on Mars, nicknamed "Smiling Cat Cottage, Mars". ?
  21. Hello. Smory! I am intuiting that you may be new to Geocaching? If so, Welcome! As you've seen, if you've read the replies, this game has been around a while. There is 20 years of history, and reasons why a great many things are done, and not done - some merely because Groundspeak (the company owning Geocaching) wants them that way. That said, it's not really "hidebound" as there is quite a bit of 'laissez-faire' latitude in some ways. A lot of freedom to create. If I could suggest, try contacting someone(s) in your area who has a good amount of experience to bounce questions off: a mentor. We Geocachers tend to be "our" own best resource. Most cachers will help you. With the lack of Events due to Covid-19 that may be a bit harder than usual, but you can always try messaging the Cache Owners of local caches to you who have experience. And please remember - We were all new once, too - most cachers will be willing to help you if asked. Enjoy Geocaching! JimRKY
  22. lotuscaching - As I haven't seen it anywhere above WELCOME TO GEOCACHING! You're in a very special time: You are a Newbie, the life-blood of our Sport! So many things to learn, experience, add your unique contribution to - enjoy. As you can see, everyone has their own 'take' on SWAG (Stuff We All Get). From giant plastic bugs to individualized GeoCoins, the possibilities are endless. And, yes, as you've found most of them have already been monetized as industries - Challenge Coins have been around a long while (although not trackable) for instance. I try to follow a few, simple, things when selecting/creating SWAG: 1) Durable AND Waterproof 2) In some wise unique or identifying of us (Bethie_Biker and I cache as a couple most often) 3) Within the means of the Average Cacher in-the-field to TRADE EVEN (or better) 4) Just basically attractive After that it could be anything. Hope this, in some small wise, helps! ENJOY GEOCACHING !
  23. Shall we listen to Rimsky-Korsakov's lesser known work 'Flight of the Mosquito' wjile we munch?? ?
  24. You're more than welcome, Helder! Sorry that it couldn't have been more - you waited far too long ??
  25. Hello, Friend Helder_SSA! I wasn't your original Mission Partner but when Claire asked if I was still available to do a Replacement Mission, especially considering the wonderful package which you had sent to me - how could I refuse?? I have messaged the information for the package to you separately. Let's hope all goes as USPS says it should! Here we are looking towards Easter - how nice to have a little 'left over' Christmas Spirit! JimRKY
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