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  1. The Avs won Game 6 2-1 in Tampa to win the Cup. Way too much offense and too little defense in front of Vassy. The Avs were a tremendous team this year. As for the Bolts, there is no need for them to hang their heads. They went to 3 straight finals. No team has come this close to threepeating since the 1983-84 New York Islanders lost in the finals after winning the previous 4, 38 years ago. Since that time, no franchise has made it past the second round after winning back to back titles. The Edmonton Oilers won in the cup in 84 and 85, then lost in the second round to Vancouver in 86. The Oilers again repeated in 87 and 88, then lost in the first round in 89 to the LA Kings. Pittsburgh went back-to-back in 91 and 92, but were taken out in the 2nd round by the Islanders in 93. Detroit repeated in 97 and 98. The Avs took them out in the 2nd round in 99. The last team to repeat before the 2020-21 Lightning were the Penguins again in 2016 and 17. They lost in the 2018 playoffs in the second round to the Capitals. The off season should be interesting.
  2. This time: Jackson, MS Columbus, GA Chattanooga, TN In 2013: Jackson, MS Lexington, KY Little Rock, AR I guess I am moving south. I am surprised my pronunciations are all so southern. I've lived in Florida for the last 40+ years and Florida is more like a melting pot than a southern state, especially around the metropolitan areas. Funny how these things work. Though born in Kentucky, I spent most of my early youth on Army bases all over the world. Dad retired and we moved to settled in Kentucky, where Dad was born, in 1968. I was 10. I left Whitley County when I graduated high school and the state for good in 1979. I lived in Indiana and Wisconsin before ending up here in Tampa Bay.
  3. I clean the mask, cushions, and tube with plain dishwashing detergent, Palmolive, scrubbing the passages with a tooth brush. I then soak them all in a 1/3 vineger, 2/3 water solution for 30 minutes or so. I also change out the cushion every night. My doctor also told me to avoid the UV cleaners.
  4. FWIW, I have never used the humidifier.
  5. I clean and disinfect mine by hand every Saturday morning. I was taking it to Mease Countryside Hospital to have a thorough cleaning once every six months. I don't know what they did with it there, but it they cleaned, tested, and repaired it, if necessary. They curtailed that during COVID and I haven't checked back with them.
  6. I initially did an in-clinic sleep study, but when my 8 year old model started going south, I had to do a new sleep study to get a new one. It was one of those in-home jobbies and I refuse to do one of those again. I was miserable the 2 nights I had to wear that apprentice.
  7. I am a side sleeper. I occasionally pull the hose loose, but I can count on one hand how many times that has happened in the last 16 years. I wear a full face as well. Fisher & Paykel Flex Fit HC431. I can't do nose pillows. This thread reminded me that I need a new one. Thanks.
  8. I've been using one since 2005. I keep a prescription at Best C-Pap Price based out of Louisville. You have to have it to get masks, at least the one I use. I have 2 ResMed AirSense 10s, the second I purchased out of pocket a couple of years ago for $589. I will not try to go without one, I don't care whether the insurance picks it up or not. I literally cannot sleep without one.
  9. For the last 20 years, the FHSAA has attempted to keep the private and public schools separated as possible, especially in the smaller school classifications. They appear to be all mixed back together, now.
  10. What the heck has the FHSAA done with the classifications in Florida? Metro, Suburban, Rural, and Independent categories? There are 9 classes, now, plus the Independents. 4 in the Metro category, 4 in Suburban category, and 1 in the Rural category. In the Metro and Suburban categories, classes 2, 3, and 4 have 4 regions with 16 districts each. Class 1 of those two categories has 1 region with 8 districts. The Rural category only has 1 class with 4 regions and no districts in each region. I need to do more reading, but WOW. Florida High School Football Classifications
  11. I would have liked to seen him in an Olando Solar Bears uniform, because that would put him in the Lightning affiliation chain. I follow the AHL TB affiliate, Syracuse Crunch, as well and it would have been nice to see him come up though this organization. As it is, he is in the Ottawa Senators affiliation chain. Here is hoping he moves up quickly.
  12. Minnesota State, who entered the game on an 18 game winning streak, lead 1-0 after 2 periods and were poised to win their first ever NCAA Championship. However, Denver tied the game a little less than 5 minutes into the third and took the lead 3 minutes later. The Pioneer's went up 3-1 with a little over 6 minutes left in the game and added 2 empty net goals to win their 9th title.
  13. Actually Mannheim Steamroller's Fresh Aire premiered (January 1, 1975) before Convoy (November 15, 1975). Fresh Aire was the first of a series of 7 albums named Fresh Aire. I bought Fresh Aire IV in 1981 and have all of them, now, in digital form. "Breaker breaker One Nine, this here's the Rubber Duck." I was big into CB radio, at the time, and later was a HAM radio operator. "Keep the sunny side up and greasy side down. This is the Swamprat in the Idiot Junction Control Rocket Car. I'm 10-10 and on the side."
  14. A dear friend, my housemate when I was dating Mrs. S, and the best man at my wedding worked air conditioning maintenance and repair on top of skyscrapers and other buildings in downtown Tampa. He kept a bottle of Kessler's on the top of the fridge and started everyday with 4 or 5 chugs of it. Sciroccos got him about 20 years ago. I not be big Beam guy. You use Jim Beam for mixers.
  15. NCAA Hockey Albany Regional. The Irish score with less than a second on the clock in regulation to break a 1-1 tie. However, after a God awfully long review, the goal was waved off. Less than 2 minutes into OT, Notre Dame's Graham Slaggert hit a slap shot from right circle to claim the win. Notre Dame meets #1 seed Minnesota State tomorrow night for a place in the Frozen Four.
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