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Claudie
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2006 3:37:10 PM

Welcome to Claudie's Place! We offer the best food at a low price and lots of entertaining topics of conversation. Why don't you sit down over there and relax for a while?
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Farful
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2015 8:05:46 AM

Good morning Claudie and All!
 
Claudie, Glad that you getting warmer weather. We should be seeing warmer weather soon too.
 
Thank you for asking. It took me about one month to accumulate the $22.95 pay out from SavingStar. Lots of the items I purchased were discounted at the grocery store too. Friday has a freebie every week. This week it is a York mint.
 
TGIF!
sandipaws
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2015 8:01:20 AM

Good morning Claudie!
50 degrees sounds wonderful! It's about 9 degrees here right now.
Hope you have a fabulous Friday! {{Hugs}}
Bus Jockey
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2015 7:44:04 AM

Good Morning Claudie!
We lucked out on yesterdays snow and ice storm the power flickered on and off a couple times but we never lost it this time. I will be so glad when this winter is over it has affected so many folks across the country. The sun is out today so we should get some melting.
attitash
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2015 7:23:12 AM

Good morning Claudie....sunny day ahead with a high of -7°C/19.4°F. Know it will make for a super ski day! Warming trend next week with temps above average...too warm for us ski folks. Spring skiing comes! Have a great day.
Claudie
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2015 7:20:30 AM

Whoooeee! It's about 35° colder this morning than it was yesterday morning! Yikes! It's about 30° right now, but going up to about 55°, so that'll be better.

Good morning, Dino, MidnightSun, JM, keywest, org, hmcsretired07, senile, scout, and TUrtLE!

Dino, aaahhh, yes! I remember that song! Thanks for sharing!

MidnightSun, sure hope that last night WAS the last of the super cold nights!

JM, I don't really know much about Dominique; I didn't really watch or follow the Hawks games when he was with the team. I think I mentioned before that he is now one of the announcers for the Hawks games when they are on SportSouth. Hoping the Hawks can be the Cavs tonight.

org, thanks for today's history info.

scout, hmmmm, I know The Who, but don't think I know that song. Thanks for sharing!

TUrtLE, bonobos? Hmmmmm, never heard of them before; that's a new one to me. Thanks for sharing.

keywest, hmcsretired, and senile, thanks for stopping in!

Staying home today. :)
TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2015 6:50:43 AM

Good Morning Claudie,

"In bonobo society, females take charge. Upon entering a new troop, females will breed with all the males and gain permanent membership only after giving birth. These highly intelligent primates have also been observed using sexual behaviors for social reasons other than reproduction, such as conflict resolution."

Have a Fantastic Friday!
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2015 6:38:43 AM

It's iPod Friday!

Getting in Tune by The Who is playing!

Good morning Claudie~
senile1
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2015 6:22:09 AM

mornin' Claudie
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2015 6:11:39 AM

Good morning Claudie
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2015 5:57:21 AM



On this date, in 1957, The former British colonies of Togoland and the Gold Coast united to form independent Ghana.

Welcome to Friday, Claudie!
keywest1
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2015 4:54:19 AM

Good Morning Claudie!
JMBoykinII
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2015 4:32:43 AM

Good morning, Claudie. I watched part of the status presentation in honor of Dominique Wilkins last night, I have always thought that he was a much better person the Michael Jordan. I have never been a Jordan fan and I still believe that Dominique won the dunk contest that they gave to Michael. Go Hawks.
MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2015 1:35:52 AM

Good morning Claudie!

A fun, safe trip. Not one car in front for much of the way. Lots of views w/snow.

Have found that the original Mission Impossible TV Show rally floats my boat. Love to see it in the wee hours. May have missed half of them at the time they were aired.

A pleasing morning yesterday w/temps in the mid 20's° (-4°C) when it was time to leave for Littleton and its many stores. The CT River is still solid w/a blanket of snow on top. Not 1 ice house (a bob hut) was seen to fish on the river this year.

Found some deals at the mkt. Strawberries are 1 lb for $1.67, 3/$5, avocados 88¢ ea, gala apples 4/$1, cukes 60¢. yams 58¢ a lb, red peppers $1.50 a lb, baby bella mushrooms, $2.25 for a 10 oz pkg, 1 lb of spinach $3, 5 lbs of carrots $2.68, and green beans just $1.18 a lb.

Here are some of this week's deals at Big Papa's Market. Click on "To see more"

Bought a few items at WM, visited my pal the mgr at Rite Aid, got some sliced deli turkey at Shaw's, that were reduced to $3.99 a lb. Then stopped at the only other market in that town, Porfido's. (since 1935) Extra large eggs were 2 for $1.99. Quite a deal.

Returned home to put the food away and got right on fixing up lunch and a few extra meals. Cut four ½ inch thick boneless cutlets from the chicken breast bought the day before.

Soaked the cutlets in egg batter, 50% Parmesan cheese in bread crumbs w/a top layer of crushed oyster crackers, then fried them in evoo. Had spinach cooked and a bag of 6 Italian shreaded cheeses to add when the first side was cooked.

Had a feast w/homemade fried shrimp in a stir fry of 5 veggies made the day before. Have three meals remaining w/the breaded cutlets, rice, and veggies.

Lite the kerosene heater at 5 PM to warm up the house and get the insulation super warm for last night's deep freeze. This should be the final overnight of temps plunging far below zero (-20's°C).

The air temp is -17° (-27°C). The high is to climb up to 20° (-7°C).

Civil twilight is 5:46 AM EST. Night is 6:09 PM.

Sunrise: 6:15 AM. Set: 5:40 PM.

Length of day: 11h 25m. Length of visible light: 12h 23m. Tomorrow will be 3m 04s longer.

Have a delightful day!

              : )
 
Dino72
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2015 11:09:11 PM

Good evening/morning Claudie

If we can get through tonight, we should be done with those sub zero temps (crossing fingers)

As I said over at fb last night, "Calling off is for chumps." Two nights in a row making it into work despite the weather. Sn*w stopped this afternoon leaving about 5" here in Moundsville, 6" (we measured) in Middlebourne, and 13" in Parkersburg. Now to get through a cold night here at work. The house is without power for now, but the stoves work and we can stay warm thankfully.

I was tossing around a few ideas on the common theme for Dino's Jukebox this month until I finally decided on one. The other ideas will be shelved for a future month.

This month's theme for Dino's Jukebox is an appropriate one for the "Gas Price" web page. Something that goes with those gas prices, the automobile.

From Wikipedia..

"The Pontiac GTO is an automobile that was built by the Pontiac division of General Motors from 1964 to 1974, and by the GM subsidiary Holden in Australia from 2004 to 2006.

The first generation GTO was a muscle car of the 1960s and 1970s era. Although there were earlier muscle cars, the Pontiac GTO is considered by some to have started the trend with all four domestic automakers offering a variety of competing models.

From 1964 until midway through 1973, the GTO was related to the mid-sized Pontiac Tempest/LeMans. The 1974 GTO was a one-year only optional package available on the compact-sized two-door Pontiac Ventura.

The GTO model was revived from 2004 to 2006 model years as a captive import for Pontiac, a left-hand drive version of the Holden Monaro, itself a coupé variant of the Holden Commodore."

It inspired the tune tonight that peaked at #4 in 1964.

Ronnie & The Daytonas - "Little GTO"
Claudie
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2015 9:09:57 PM

Good evening, kathybye and sandipaws!

kathybye, oh, my! Your vet made a house call? Unreal, but wonderful!! Glad to hear the kitty is doing better. Hmmmm, maybe the company should pay for your visit to the vet AND the meds he's having to take. :)

sandipaws, brrrrr! Your frigid temps are making me cold! I bet our low temp for tonight, which is about 30°, sounds good to you, too. Hope you'all start getting warmer temps soon.

Time for me to sign out for the night.

Good night, everybuddy!
sandipaws
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2015 8:51:49 PM

Hello Claudie,
My morning commute was long but the trip home was so much better.
Glad your morning errands went fairly well. Our temps have been frigid for days on end, so your temps sound wonderful even with the wind! Hope you have a lovely evening! {{Hugs}}
kathybye
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2015 8:40:11 PM

yahoo! Officially on Spring Break.

My cat is doing better; the vet made a house call. The vet is convinced the immunization delivered through nasal spray has caused an allergic reaction. This what Mrtoto was allergic to. Vet prescribed more amoxicillin, and said Mrtoto's vitals are good.

He is contacting the manufacturer of the spray, and is asking them to pay for blood work if mr toto does not recover quickly, and completely. Luckily he has a good appetite, and can soon go back to his regular food.
Claudie
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2015 5:47:32 PM

Hello, Robustus and fliper!

Robustus, the weather here is very similar to what you describe for where you are. According to the weather forecast I just saw, we could be getting some rain soon. Thankfully the temperatures are above freezing right now. As for taking your mom out today, it's probably best that she stays in.

fliper, yes, I'm still in the kitchen; it's warmer there. :)
fliper
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2015 5:27:30 PM

Good afternoon Claudie - are you still hanging out in the kitchen?
Robustus
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2015 4:07:38 PM

Hi Claudie!

It was 35° warmer at this time yesterday! It is currently 38° with rain. Temps. been dropping like a rock here, too! I was amazed to see it was still 64° when I went to bed around 2 this morning. Then woke up seeing it dropped to 50° at 8:30. Still calling for a wintry mess with sleet, snow, and maybe freezing rain. Come on spring, quit teasing us! The roller coaster ride continues. We will bottom out tomorrow with a high of 37° and a low around 19° for Sat. morning. Then back up to 56° Sat. afternoon. The good thing we will continue to stay in the 50's and into the low 60's for next week!

Anyway, I read your post in the Café regarding your Mom's doctor appointment. Then, I checked it out here. I'm sorry that the sodium problem hasn't been solved yet. I hope the increase dosage can help without her going back to the hospital! Keeping you and her in my prayers!

As for other things. Nothing new-just the usual stuff with me. Trying to keep things "quiet" for my day off. Not much to do with the sloppy cold weather. I wanted to get Mom out, but I don't think so. I don't want her out in this mess! Hopefully, I can next week when I'm off work again.

Well, I hope you stay safe and warm in this winter-spring roller coaster ride we've been having!
Claudie
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2015 4:04:45 PM

<peeks into dining room>

Hmmm, a not-busy afternoon...

<pops back into the kitchen>

[Edited by: Claudie at 3/5/2015 4:04:58 PM EST]
Claudie
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2015 1:15:42 PM

Generally speaking it was a good morning out...even though I didn't see the chiro until 9:50 (9:30 appointment) and I got rained on a little when I went from the car into the grocery store. I can live with those.

Boy, oh, boy! Has the temperature been dropping! It was 65° (on the back porch) when I got up this morning, and now it's 46°!! It looks like the rain may be over with now (we got a total of 4-tenths-of-an-inch), though, it's still super cloudy. That might not last long b/c the wind is now blowing A LOT...about 15-20 mph. Wow! Such extremes! Almost time to bring those plants in off the back porch!

Hello, kathybye, hmcsretired07, sandipaws, Scanamn, Farful, dick, and munchkins_mom!

kathybye, so you mean you're doing the annual IEPs right now? Seems like, if I can remember right, this would be the time for those to get started. BTW, how's your kitty doing? Yay! Here's comes Spring Break for you!

hmcsretired, thanks for stopping in!

sandipaws, it's been a good day so far today. :) I sure need it, esp. after yesterday morning.

Scanman, the chiro appointment? Yes, More Me time, and this it time was desperately needed...tenseness and hurts in my shoulders and upper back area, which is a direct result of...stress! :(

Farful, wow! $22.95 from Saving Star! That's like a really, really, really big coupon! Hmmmm, it looks like Bier Stube is a sandwich place. What did you and K get for lunch today?

dick, glad to hear the latest snow event missed you guys; you sure don't need it...rain either. Sounds like the sap is beginning to flow there. Hope you get a lot this season.

munchkins_mom, so do the munchkins have to make up all these snow days they have? As for our rain, I would say the amount we've had so far this winter is just about 'normal,' which is really good so that the water table can be replenished. Then maybe if it rains during the springtime like it's supposed to, hopefully we won't have a really dry summer. As for the drought years...ooohhh, I definitely remember them, though it was officially over 3 or 4 years ago. Whew!


[Edited by: Claudie at 3/5/2015 1:20:28 PM EST]
munchkins_mom
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2015 12:47:58 PM

Hi Claudie, the munchkins have a snow day today. They usually have the same thing the city school's have. The road crews said it may be up to 32 hours to have all the roads cleared. I won't be surprised if the munchkins are off from school again tomorrow. I heard your temperatures are about to drop too. This should be over soon for most of the country. How are you doing on rain? I remember the drought you had a few years back.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2015 12:24:13 PM

Good afternoon Claudie,

No rain in the forecast through next Wednesday at least. Just below freezing today and tomorrow about 25°F. 34 on Sat, 38 Sun, 40 Monday, 42 Tuesday, 45 Wednesday. All good for slowly melting this snow pack down to size. Also good Maple sap weather once Sunday arrives. Got about 2½ gallons yesterday. First sap collection this morning. The weather moving along that cold front just missed us to the south. 50 miles south of us is getting 6 inches.

[Edited by: dickc49 at 3/5/2015 12:24:29 PM EST]
Farful
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2015 11:36:35 AM

Good morning Claudie and All!
 
Claudie, 64 °F is warm. K. keeps the house at 60 °F overnight. It was -4 °F outside overnight.
 
Sorry that your Mom's appointment was not the best. 10 pills seems like a lot to take. Hope next appointment is better.
 
Hope that your chiro appointment helps. Hope that you find some good deals at the grocery store. SavingStar sent me a check for $22.95 for the coupons I used with them.
 
Lunch was tasty at Biaggi's yesterday. We are going to Bier Stube for lunch today. Friends will meet us there.
 
Have a thankful Thursday!
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2015 10:27:58 AM

Monrin' Claudie!

A little Me Time today..You deserve it.
sandipaws
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2015 8:32:33 AM

Good morning Claudie ! Have a great day! {{Hugs}}
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2015 8:02:51 AM

Good morning Claudie
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2015 7:21:11 AM

Morning, Glaudie & friends:
Enjoy your chiro appointment!

Long day at work, as was yesterday. Tis the season of meetings when eighth grade students transition to H.S., and annual meetings for students occur every quarter.

We had a young lady from Sierre Leonne Africa w/cerebral palsy finally arrive in AZ after a 5 yr waiting period. She was the oldest child of her family (all other children were born here) and lived w/her grandmother. She is a sweet kiddo, and the mother is very appreciative of all services.

After today & 7 am meeting, I have 10 days off, counting weekends & spring break!
Claudie
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2015 7:06:10 AM

Good morning, JCTRAIL, Dino, WKGaser, Robustus, yankie, MidnightSun, Lighting10K, JM, grmoore, org, senile, attitash, TUrtLE, and scout!

Dino, our temps are supposed to drop, too, but not as much as yours.

Robustus, not good about the cut in your hours again. :( Good luck in applying for that part time job where your mom lives.

MidnightSun, have a good trip to the market this morning.

Lighting, I saw that GA played pretty good against KY. Would have been a great upset if they'd pulled off the win. As for the Hawks, they play the Cavs tomorrow night.

JM, hoping for the Hawks to win as many games so they can have home court advantage. :)

grmoore, wow! The temp here is really warm, too, and I see that's it's also rained some; not sure how much, but things are really wet. Hope the Panthers win tonight; they really, really need this win.

org, wow! That sure is a long title for a speech!

attitash, hope you have good days (thru Sunday) for skiing.

TUrtLE, I knew it was about time for another full moon; it was pretty bright and round last night. Well, that is, before the clouds and rain moved in.

scout, we're getting rain right now and supposedly throughout the day. Are you supposed to get much snow?

JCTRAIL, WKGaser, yankie, and senile, thanks for stopping in!

Busy morning for me today....I have a much-needed chiro appointment first, and then a fast stop at Mom's to deliver her laundry and a 'script; the on to the grocery store. Hope any rain we have holds off until later.

[Edited by: Claudie at 3/5/2015 7:08:29 AM EST]
scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2015 6:54:20 AM

We never stop learning in dance!

Snow! This is supposed to be the last storm of the winter! I'm in a wait and see mode!

Dancing tonight!

Good morning Claudie~
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2015 6:47:58 AM

Good Morning Claudie,

The full moon for March is known as the Full Worm Moon. It occurs on Thursday March 5th at 1:05PM EST.

As the temperature begins to warm and the ground begins to thaw, earthworm casts appear, heralding the return of the robins. The more northern tribes knew this Moon as the Full Crow Moon, when the cawing of crows signaled the end of winter; or the Full Crust Moon, because the snow cover becomes crusted from thawing by day and freezing at night. The Full Sap Moon, marking the time of tapping maple trees, is another variation. To the settlers, it was also known as the Lenten Moon, and was considered to be the last full Moon of winter.

Happy Thursday!
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2015 6:37:34 AM

Good morning Claudie...sunny day ahead with a high of -9°C/15.8°F feeling like -16°C/3.2°F with the wind chill. Will make for another great ski day! Will ski through until Sunday. Have a good day.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2015 6:07:46 AM

mornin' Claudie
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mornin' Claudie
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On this date, in 1946, Winston Churchill delivered his famous Iron curtain speech, "From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an Iron Curtain has descended across the continent."

Welcome to Thursday, Claudie!
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2015 5:37:10 AM

Greetings Claudie/friends:

Happy Thursday! 67 degrees this morning and evidence of rain overnight. It's projected to turn cold (again) here today with a pretty significant temperature shift - fun times. I guess it's not as bad as states/places up north who are forecasted to received more "white stuff!"

In early again as I have to been at 7:00am this morning in preparation for my speaking engagement at the CDC's 2015 Project Management Summit. I speaking on Stakeholder Engagement and Management.

Georgia State basketball plays tonight at UL Monroe.

Off to start the day.

Have a great day all!
JMBoykinII
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2015 5:32:50 AM

Good morning, Claudie. Thank you, so just 13 more wins and we win the East...cool. It would be nice to beat the Cavs, I might try to watch that game.
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2015 2:54:26 AM

Good Morning Claudie {{{HUGS}}}

67° Overcast sky, Had some rain late evening.
81% Humidity
SW 12 Wind
61° Dew Point
67° Feels like

Temp to drop off like a rock. High will be in the upper 30's to low 40's.
Calling for rain over in to the morning. Than clearing up.
After being in the low 70's yesterday. There really suppressing the weather.
Thursday night will be in the mid 20's. High on Friday low 50's and at
night mid 20's again.

Tuesday night there was some good round ball on.
Watch the Hawks and Houston, GA and Kentucky. GA gave Kentucky a run
for the money. It was a close one until the end of the game with about
3 to 4 minutes to go. I think the pressure got to GA. They just couldn't
take Kentucky in the end.
There know reason to talk about GA Tech they where never in the game.
North Carolina stay out in front by 20. Time for a new coach and some players.

Yesterday work at TOT and a property.

Enjoy your Thursday into Friday while having fun in Life.............

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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2015 1:34:11 AM

Good morning Claudie!

Weathers peeps have become terrorists, trying to scare us w/depths of snow that fail to materialize.

Rec'd 2 inches of snow on my Dart Wednesday morning. In the valley below the most snow seen was 1.5 inches. Not anywhere near a storm by northern New England standards. The low here was +17° (-8°C) w/the high 42° (6°C).

Sure is 60 and 70 (16-22C) degrees warmer than much of February. Even the sun greeted the North Country. A fantastic day. Outlook is for more above freezing days this w/e and into next week.

Fired up the Ariens Sno Thro and skirted the house. There was a 3" melt space between the snowband mounded against the house. Took my time and filled it in with blowing snow.

Then cleaned the drive paying more attention to the foot where a berm has been since the last snow event a few days ago. Spent extra time widening the drive. Soon the snow with begin to melt and freeze each night.

The road was unplowed when first cleaning the drive. Then the town plowed it going down the mtn and then on the up side, Nice and wide into both sides of the ditches.

Decided to go for a ride to Whitefield, NH. Spent 90 minutes clearing the drive widening it and the walkway. When getting out of the car my legs were sore and tight from the walking earlier. Will need to build up my legs to enjoy some walks, then gradually some hikes.

Wanted a chicken breast for cutlets. Also wanted to get out of the house for a pleasant drive and see some views. Found single split (bone in) chicken breasts at Mac's Mkt to be huge and only $1.49 a lb.

Then grabbed some immensely pink ground pork for just $1.99. Difficult to pass on these two bargains. My pal had just left to cover the meat dept at the Franconia NH store. A distance of 18 Miles / 28 Km.

Returned home for a pork burger smothered in baby bella mushrooms, onions, and bell peppers. Added some thick cheddar cheese to the lean, juicy pork burger, then sat in front of the TV to watch the second season of the original Mission Impossible ATV show.

Prefer Jim Phelps (Peter Graves) as the team leader. The original TV series ran from September 1966 to March 1973, then returned to television for two seasons on ABC, from 1988 to 1990.

Lenard Nimoy was a regular on that show for two years (1969-1971) featured as the Great Paris in 49 episodes.

Nimoy played Spock in 79 episodes in the original Star Trek TV series (1967-1969) and was nominated for a Prime Time Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.

The air temp is 30° (-1°C). The temp is to be drop to 17° (-8°C) this afternoon, then the deep freeze, -16° (-31°C) overnight into Friday.

Civil twilight is 5:48 AM EST. Night is 6:08 PM.

Sunrise: 6:17 AM. Set: 5:39 PM.

Length of day: 11h 22m. Length of visible light: 12h 20m. Tomorrow will be 3m 04s longer.

Will visit Big Papa's Mkt later and a few other stores.

Have a fantastic day!

              : )
 
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2015 12:51:17 AM

Good Morning y'all...
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2015 11:38:42 PM

Good evening/night Claudie!

Wow! I hope spring will come here soon! What a day!

Unfortunately, we're still on this roller coaster and have reached the peak. Officially we hit 73° and will be dropping throughout tomorrow. Still calling for a wintry (yes I said "wintry" as in "winter!") mess tomorrow night with a rain/sleet mix maybe a few flakes along with it. Nothing like last week's event.

Speaking of last week, work wasn't as bad as I thought today would be. I thought we could be busy due to the call for winter weather. For me it seem like we got a lot of senior citizens/retirees buying groceries. Perhaps they got their SS checks and went to spend them on groceries.

I'm afraid I "jinxed" myself by telling you about my hours. I knew as soon as I did, something will happen. Sure enough! Next week's schedule came out today and I'm only working 15 hours or 3 days next week! Ugh! I know business hasn't been steady lately. So, that might be why hours are cut once again. Sad thing is we get swamped during panic attacks for winter weather. Then after the event is over, then we are "dead." I hope something will pick up soon! The only good news is that I have another Sunday off. They been good about honoring my request for that. I only expected to have that morning off, but I've been off probably the last 3 or 4 Sundays.

However, I did see that the facility where Mom's at is hiring for a laundry helper. The job description said it's part time on 1st shift (7am-3pm.) Don't know how many hours. But, if it is part time, I can try to stay where I'm at and do both. Plus they offer some benefits, too. So, I have to get over their website and apply. It looks like the application process is simple. You apply online, there's a survey, they do a brief interview on the phone and then one in person. I'm not too thrilled to handle old people's laundry, but its a job and I need something! I can't live off 15 hours a week. My heating bill this winter has definitely dented my pocket big time!

Well, I'm off work tomorrow. I don't have to deal with any of that messy weather if we get it. Sad thing, I want to take Mom out. I wanted to while I was off Monday, but never made it. Now the only problem is dealing with the big temp. drop! Well, I hope you stay safe and now warm! Crazy going from t-shirt weather today to winter coat weather tomorrow!
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2015 11:21:31 PM

Good evening Claudie
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2015 11:10:47 PM

Good evening/morning Claudie

Experience is one of the greatest teachers we can endure. No argument there.

The rain switched to sn*w around 7 PM locally here. I left for work at 8:52 to arrive at 10:23. This is normally a 55 minute commute for me. Sn*w continues to come down and will continue tonight into tomorrow. Temps will plummet to near zero tomorrow night.

Dino's Jukebox tomorrow night and a happy 11th birthday tomorrow to my Niece, Shauna. She's the big Sister of the girl who had a jellybean up her nose. Duty calls. Take care.
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2015 9:56:24 PM

Good evening Claudie
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2015 9:08:40 PM

Time for me to sign out for the night.

Good night, everybuddy!
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2015 7:04:00 PM

Dang, TUrtLE, and that would be ONLY the salt pills! :(
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2015 4:05:47 PM

Hi Claudie, Holy cow, I can't see her taking 10 pills a day, can you?

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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2015 3:52:20 PM

Hiya, attitash!

Great that you had a good ski day. More skiing the rest of this week?

[Edited by: Claudie at 3/4/2015 3:53:10 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2015 3:38:19 PM

Good afternoon Claudie...back from a fantastic day at the ski hill. Received 5cm/2" of snow overnight. Mix of sun & cloud with a high of -3°C/26.6°F. Enjoy the rest of your day.
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2015 1:45:33 PM

<trudges into dining room; plops down into a chair>

Not really a good doctor's appointment today. The wait was extra long and the news from the doctor wasn't good...the salt tablets aren't working; the reason why is probably b/c Mom was only told to take 2, which wasn't enough (the doctor said she'd probably have to take about 10 of those pills for them to work). :( So she sent in a new prescription, which I needed to go get. In the meantime...gotta go back to do blood work in 2 weeks to see if there's an improvement; if not, well, she'd have to go into the hospital to get the sodium level back up again. :( The only good news would be that the next appointment is in 2 months...and the sun was shining and it's about 75°. :)

Hello, kathybye, Bus Jockey, munchkins_mom, Scanman, Farful, dickc49, and yankie!

kathybye, oh, dear! I sure hope your kitty gets better. I know what you mean about not liking it when our animals are sick.

Bus Jockey, hope y'all get to feeling better so you can go see your brother.

munchkins_mom, oh,my! You have all kinds of problems, weather-wise, I see! Hope Spring gets there soon and makes it nicer.

Scanman, by the time you posted, I was already at Mom's. As for making friends at the Senior Center, we know some of the people who go there like we do. :) As for the salt tablets, you're right...don't work as well as I'd hoped (see above).

Farful, aaahhh! Spaghetti and meatballs sounds yummy! Hubby and I just might have to go have some, too. Enjoy yours at Biagggi's!

dick, yay for melting snow! I know what you mean about y'all not needing any good rain right now. Is there any in the upcoming forecast?

yankie, thanks for stopping in!

Gotta go rest.

:(

[Edited by: Claudie at 3/4/2015 1:47:35 PM EST]
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