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HEAT vs ERA, explosive black magic

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Weather, job, health? I am sort of same with my Soviet tanks ID thread.  :D

Weather that's switching between -6 and +6 degrees, stressful things with my part time job, stressful stuff with school (yes, I am a youngster) and to top if off some personal stuff. All at the same time.  :(

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Weather that's switching between -6 and +6 degrees, stressful things with my part time job, stressful stuff with school (yes, I am a youngster) and to top if off some personal stuff. All at the same time.  :(

It never rains but it pours; just one of those sad facts of life.

 

Anyway, I hope it all gets better.

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