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Old 11-22-2018, 01:52 AM
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Wow . . . I had no idea about your health situation. I read up a little on ankylosing spondylitis and have, at least, some idea of what you're going through, physically and emotionally. I will be praying for you !

On another note . . . Actually, when I asked for an update, I was referring to the motor-making data, earlier in this thread.

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Old 11-22-2018, 04:28 AM
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Wow . . . I had no idea about your health situation. I read up a little on ankylosing spondylitis and have, at least, some idea of what you're going through, physically and emotionally. I will be praying for you !

On another note . . . Actually, when I asked for an update, I was referring to the motor-making data, earlier in this thread.

Dave F.
Thank you! I'd never even ^heard^ of ankylosing spondylitis before my doctor gave me the diagnosis, and it took me a month to pronounce it without occasionally "tripping over" the words (because of the rather odd 'half-stops' that one must make when pronouncing them). The father of a fellow I know in England had it too, but in his case if fused his spine in a bolt-upright position; he could have been a guard at Buckingham Palace, and never have had any back fatigue from standing straight and motionless for so many hours of a watch, and:

It and lymphedema (I could play a Vulcan "extra" in a Star Trek production, bleeding green lymph) and veinous edema, plus severe cirrhosis (which the surgeon found while removing my gallbladder four years ago--I almost never drink, and never had jaundice or any variety of hepatitis, but I was exposed to Agent Orange [from a pesticide supply warehouse] in Miami in 1997; it's a long story...), have made life much more "interesting" than I'd prefer, but--at least for the present--it's still better than the alternative. Also:

I'm curious about the motor-making data as well, and if anyone ever managed to contact David Sleeter regarding permission to reproduce and sell his books (POD publishing would be a pretty simple solution; he could even--I'm pretty sure, since I have a few POD reprints of old books--just scan his books to create the POD publishing files). Also, the Sugar Shot to Space project (see: http://www.google.com/search?source...131.fOJgEcepBCw ) is still proceeding, and has succeeded in building, test-firing, and flying increasingly-large vehicles (see: http://mach5lowdown.com/category/ro...-shot-to-space/ ).
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Old 11-22-2018, 11:09 AM
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I had the sugar-rocket book, but loaned it to the wrong person! Long gone. It was pretty straight-forward.

There are other sugar fuel / rocket plans now so I'm not too hyped about getting a copy but it would be interesting to see again.
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