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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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TCOROLLA
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 11:18:38 PM

Good evening Claudie.
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WKGaser
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 10:53:31 PM

Good evening Claudie
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Dino72
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 10:36:24 PM

Good evening/morning Claudie

Stopping in quickly tonight. I have some news to pass along to you at a later date. It isn't good, and it is big. I'll leave it at that. Take care.
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Robustus
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 9:56:49 PM

Good evening Claudie!

Brrrr!!! Sure feels like fall today! Temps. barely made it in the 60's today and then a light rain shower passed through this evening. However, nice and cool to open the windows up to allow some fresh air to go through. I just worry about the cool air triggering up a relapse of that cold I just had. I still get a little stuff in my throat to cough up once in a while. But other than that, I'm doing pretty good.

Unfortunately, I had trouble sleeping last night. I don't know if it was because I slept in late yesterday afternoon. So, I didn't get out to take Mom out today. However, around 6, I ordered a pizza and picked it up on the way out to Mom's place. I thought I could share it with her, but she was already eating her dinner they gave her when I got there. I tried to give her a piece but with her teeth problems, she had trouble chewing the crust. She was upset that we didn't go anywhere like we planned. I had to give her a big hug and apologize for getting sick. I hope I can do something soon! But, our conversation wasn't all complete since the roommate had her TV up loudly. But overall, it was good to see each other. I hated that I didn't stay longer than I did. I had laundry to do and didn't want to be out too late. So, I left around 7. I had pizza leftover, but I decided to take it to my dad.

After I got out of Mom's place, I found a laundromat about a few blocks from her. So, I thought to give it a try. I found a good review of the place online. The review was true, it was pretty clean place. It ended up being a little cheaper since the dryers cost 25¢ for 12 minutes rather than 6 or 7 at the other places I've gone to.

Then once the laundry was done, I headed over to drop off the leftover pizza to Dad. I know I could eat the leftovers later, but I thought that way I didn't have go out and get him anything special. So, it was good that I was able to split the pizza amongst Mom, Dad, and me. (I got the most of it, of course.)

So overall it was a decent evening despite the weather. Hard to believe that I might have to wear a jacket when I go to work in the morning!

Have a good night!
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 8:57:06 PM

Hiya, kathybye and yankie!

kathybye, oh, thank goodness your 'real' living area wasn't damaged! :)

yankie, thanks for stopping in!

Time for me to sign out for the night.

Good night, everybuddy!
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yankiefrankie
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 5:26:02 PM

Good evening y'all.......
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kathybye
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 3:46:25 PM

Hi, Claudie:
Yes, 1/2 of the downstairs (my dining room and front living room area.

We actually "live" on the other side, which is a smaller more cozy room with a fireplace (gas). Thanks for asking!
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 12:57:05 PM

A pretty good morning out, though, it DID take a little longer at the doctor's office to just get in and out of the lab. The trip to WM was a fast one b/c Mom didn't have that much to get and she wanted to get back ASAP b/c they were going to a new eating place today...Freddy's...and she wanted to make sure she got back in time. This is a relatively new place for our area (maybe just a coupla months), and even hubby and I have not even gone there. Maybe soon. :) So we got in and out of WM in really good time and Mom got back home in plenty of time to get on the bus (kinda looks like this one). I'll check with her later to see how it went.

The yard got taken care of, too. I was actually still here when they came and got to chat for a few minutes before I left at 8:50 AM. When I got home, it was all done (for another 2 weeks...maybe)!

Hello, attitash, Farful, and dickc49!

attitash, glad that Chicago won last night so your football pool looked a little better. :) It's gorgeous here, though, some people might say it's a tad cool (not me!)...it's about 75° with a dew point of 58°(wonderful!), and an ENE wind of about 10 mph. Nice!

Farful, hoping Mom's blood work numbers are good, too, so she'll have to go back in a month instead of 2 weeks. <crosses fingers> I'll have to check with hubby to see if he's seen any of the little birdies in the last day of so; I haven't seen any, though. Hope they haven't all gone south yet.

dick, hope the shot gives you some back relief.

[Edited by: Claudie at 9/23/2014 12:59:23 PM EST]
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dickc49
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 12:30:53 PM

Good afternoon Claudie,

Never got the lawn mowed, I came down with a migraine. With the pain pills I am taking for my back, I cannot figure that one out! Will go for the injection abut three PM. Will most likely not be up to doing too much after that. I have set the DVR to record NCIS and NCIS: New Orleans in case I am not up to watching them.
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Farful
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 10:55:22 AM

Good morning Claudie and All!
 
Claudie, Hope your yard guy is able to complete his job today. Best wishes for your Mom at doctor's office.
 
Hummingbird was around the nectar bottle today. Mrs. Farful cleaned the bottle and filled it with fresh nectar. He may be leaving soon since we are having this chilly weather.
 
Always fun to find good deals on meals. Attending a dinner seminar this evening at Red Crow Grille. Presenter will be talking about conservative financial techniques, 401K and different types of annuities.
 
Have a TUrtLEifIC TERriFIC TUesDAY!
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attitash
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 10:55:13 AM

Good morning Claudie...a super day of sun with a high of 21°C/69.8°F. Weather to get better each day over the next week! An excellent pedal to work(except the to work part). Would call it our Indian Summer but without a true widespread frost I believe it can`t be called an Indian Summer. Chicago win was a big help in my pool. Have a great day.
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 7:58:49 AM

Good morning, grmoore, TUrtLE, Bus Jockey, and sandipaws!

grmoore, glad you made it home safely yesterday. I can imagine your work day's going to be non-stop. Hope it's not too stressful. {{{{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}}}} for your wife.

TUrtLE, hmmmmm, o----kay. :) <looks at TUrtLE quizzically>

Bus Jockey and sandipaws, it IS nice and cooler this morning! Here, though, I won't say brrrrr since it's about 57°.

[Edited by: Claudie at 9/23/2014 8:00:22 AM EST]
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sandipaws
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 7:58:19 AM

Good morning Claudie!

A bit chilly this morning -- 38 degrees! Crossing my fingers for good results for your mom! Hope you have a terrific Tuesday! {{Hugs}}
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Bus Jockey
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 7:56:18 AM

Good " Brrrrrrrrr " Morning Claudie!
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 7:48:41 AM

Claudie, good to see you in MT's home. I'm sorry I didn't have time to stay and talk but I was in a hurry.

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grmoore
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 7:25:42 AM

Greetings Claudie/friends:

Happy Tuesday! 62 degrees this morning.

We safely returned around 4:30p yesterday afternoon, picking up the cats from boarding at the vet on the way. The drive took a bit longer than planned after the wreck in FL. Thankfully, by the time we arrived to the accident's location, it was cleared so the "rubberneckers" traveling north had little to view. We caught some rain, sometimes torrential downpours, but overall the travel was pretty uneventful.

After unpacking the car, we took Carol's car in to get the oil change and other service items completed and had a quiet evening watching a few new TV shows.

Today will be an especially hard day for Carol and her step-mother as it would have been her Dad's (husband's) 82d birthday. Prayers appreciated for their continued comfort.

It will be catchup time at work for me so I expect the day to be pretty busy. After work, we'll swing by the car dealer to retrieve her car.

Off to it.

Have a great day all!

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Claudie
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 7:21:25 AM

Good morning, Robustus, Dino, WKGaser, MusicTeacher, MidnightSun, HouHrl, JM, hmcsretired07, scout, TUrtLE, and senile!

Robustus, glad you just took it easy yesterday and got much better. Maybe today you can see about taking your mom out to eat somewhere...or even just a drive around would probably be good for her.

Dino, cooler temps here, too, but in the upper 50s. Nice! Not really any leaf-color-change going on here, but soon.

MusicTeacher, good that you got so much done yesterday at work. Maybe today there won't be as much; well, with the customers and sheet music orders, there probably will be.

MidnightSun, glad your power didn't stay off too long the other day. As for the leaves, like I told Dino, not much changing going on here yet.

JM, I wouldn't be surprised if some of the Braves players will be gone, too. They're the ones not hitting!

scout, nice that your son's going to help you with the shelf-building.

TUrtLE, LOL! Thanks for my morning chuckle! :)

WKGaser, HouHrl, hmcsretired, and senile, thanks for stopping in!

Okay, so it didn't rain overnight or this morning, so today, we'll get the lawn taken care of! I feel bad for the lawn guy, though, b/c he has to work all of yesterday's jobs into the rest of this week. It sure will make for a busy, busy work week for him!

In the meantime, I'll be taking Mom to the doctor's office for her monthly blood check and then to WM on our way back. Sure hope her protimes/INR number is good this month. <crosses fingers>

[Edited by: Claudie at 9/23/2014 7:24:53 AM EST]
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senile1
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 7:18:55 AM

mornin' Claudie
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 6:44:10 AM

Good Morning Claudie,

Two blondes were driving down the road. The blonde driving looks at her friend in the passenger seat and asks her to see if her blinker is working. So the blonde looks out the window and says, "Yes. No. Yes. No."

Have a Terrific Tuesday!
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 6:18:12 AM

The medicine cabinet is in! Our retrofit worked! Next is re-installing the door and then taking the stuff off the walls and Mrs Scoutmaster paints while my son and I build a new shelf!

Good morning Claudie~
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 6:01:15 AM

Good morning Claudie
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JMBoykinII
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 5:05:53 AM

Good morning, Claudie. I see that the Braves did a little house cleaning, hopefully this will lead to finding some bats.
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HouHrl
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 3:50:45 AM

Goodnight, Claudie & Co.!
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 2:36:31 AM

Good morning Claudie!

Expect nothing new will be disclosed in the blood test. May as well check everything. Just in case.

Had a pleasing time watching some Law and Order: SVU shows. Need to see the remaining two seasons before Netflix removes them Oct 1.

Went out after the light rain fell and enjoyed looking at each flower and plant in the gardens. Even have some strawberries growing, now that the grape vines was cut over the netting. They are ever bearers.

Have a ½ to a full cup of blueberries that one highbush took its time to bear fruit. Have an 18 oz pkg in stock that cost $3.50 at the mkt. Usual is $3.50 for 1 pint.

The hardwood leaves are turning more red and orange every day. Soon all the mtns will be in peak color followed about a week later in the valleys.

The brilliant colors begins now, may peak as early as this w/e, and remain in peak for two weeks. That is if a strong wind or a heavy downpour does not knock the leaves away.

Had a rain storm on and off in the morning. Very strong winds really swayed the trees. Watched them as the thought of losing power could happen. like it was on cue. The power went out. Thankfully it was just for 30 minutes.

Civil twilight is 6:05 AM EDT. Night is 7:10 PM.

Sunrise: 6:34 AM. Set: 6:41 PM.

Length of day: 12h 07m. Length of visible light: 13h 05m. Tomorrow will be 3m 2s shorter.

The temp is 45° (7°C), the high is to be 63° (17°C) in clear sunny skies.

Plan to watch the ISS orbit by at 5:40 AM. It appears in the WNW skies and will last for 2½ minutes.

Have a wonderful day!

              : )
 
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MusicTeacher
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 2:28:18 AM

Good Evening, Claudie ♩ So glad your area got some much needed rain, and that your summer overall was very good, weather-wise.

I hope you enjoyed your stay-at-home day today!

Thankfully I had a marvelous Monday at work, which included the stressful tasks of getting lots of music book orders restocked and special orders fulfilled, taking care of Customers, finding missing important paperwork for my two Managers Joe and John while thoroughly cleaning up my Cashier's work area, which will help save my two Managers from trouble (the Lord led me to do this special thing today), and the returning home to enjoy more violin practice time in order to counter the long day of listening to pianos and piano tuners at work!

Good Night!
♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬
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WKGaser
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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2014 10:21:45 PM

Good evening Claudie
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Dino72
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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2014 9:31:15 PM

Good evening Claudie

Knew you'd approve of the Steeler win last night. Not so much in a few weeks.

Cooler night tonight actually the coolest night of the season as we say goodbye to Summer 2014 officially. Some places locally will see the upper 30s for the first time in months. I'll spend the final hour at work. '

Talked to Mom this morning. Her and Dad are planning a road trip this coming weekend over to the mountainous area of WV. Starting to see some color in the trees locally so they may get the timing on the trip just right.

Meanwhile, getting ready to start working here. Charging up the phone the rest of the way. However, that bonfire at the house across from our loading docks looks inviting. Who's up for s'mores?
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Robustus
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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2014 9:22:47 PM

Good evening Claudie!

Feel much much better today! Still have a cough once in a while, but no where as bad as over the weekend!

I decided to rest up today than go anywhere. Mom managed to call again and she's still waiting on me. Since I haven't been over there, I hope they don't mind me taking her out. Mom tells me that they must have put an alarm on her bed now from those falls she recently had. So, that is why I wonder if they are still OK with me to sign her out.

There's not much else going on. Just taking it easy like I said.

Good for you, bad for me about last night's game. But, we don't need to talk about that. ;)
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2014 8:59:25 PM

Hiya, attitash!

Well, Chicago's winning at the moment (14-0), but it's only in the first quarter. Hope they win for ya, but not in a few weeks when the Falcons play them.

Time for me to sign out for the night.

Good night, Buddies!
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attitash
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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2014 4:56:09 PM

6 wrong. Sure need a Chicago win this evening! Have a good night.
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2014 1:05:25 PM

Hello, three30, dickc49, Scanman, Farful, kathybye, and attitash!

three30, did you see Alice while you were there?

dick, so did you go out and get the grass mowed or did you just keep on reading? I know which one I would have chosen!

Scanman, I checked the rain gauge just a little while ago, and we actually got a little more than what I first said; the total is now 4-tenths-of-an-inch. A good soaking. :)

Farful, nope, the yard guy's going to try to come tomorrow morning and cut the grass. Hope it's dried out somewhat, esp. where it's taller.

kathybye, I know how happy you are that the Cardinals are doing so well so far. Hopefully they'll keep on their winning ways! The same here with the Falcons! Wow! That's going to take a long time to get your house fixed back up. I don't know if you ever told me or not (or I just don't remember)...did the flooding affect a lot of your house?

attitash, so how did you do with last week's picks?
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attitash
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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2014 12:41:38 PM

Good afternoon Claudie....mostly cloud today with occasional sunny periods. High of only 12°C/53.6°F. Able to cycle to work with cool temps this morning but no threat of frost. Lots of warm temps for the week ahead with sun once Fall officially arrives. You know I was keeping tabs on the NFL scores yesterday. Have a great day.
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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2014 12:13:39 PM

Morning, Claudie and friends!

Hey, Claudie. Finally, a "bright" spot in my landscape. Now I can finally say "How about those AZ Cardinals?" 3 and 0!! for only the 3rd time in Franchise history. Of course, it's only Week 3., but a gal can hope. It's great that Carson Palmer finally has a back up quarterback in Stanton, and also a defensive line.

I saw your Falcons won last week, and did a bruising on the Bucs, who have a new coach.

Lots to do before the demo and mold crew get her Thursday. Looks like my house will be in shambles for more than 6 weeks. I'm going to look at tile when my friend returns this weekend to determine which kind I want and $$ amount to lay the tile.

Enjoy your Monday!



[Edited by: kathybye at 9/22/2014 12:14:18 PM EST]
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Farful
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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2014 11:27:13 AM

Good morning Claudie and All!
 
Claudie, Much cooler again this morning but sunny. Hope that your Yard Man is able to mow today.
 
Have a musical Monday!
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three30
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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2014 11:21:33 AM

Hi Claudie,

Just left Plymouth, IL where I ran into a White Knight who talked backwards.
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Scanman
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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2014 10:34:06 AM

Mrnin' Claudie!

Little bit of rain never hurt anyone!
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dickc49
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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2014 10:02:25 AM

Good morning Claudie,

Patriots are now 2-1. They lost the season opener to the Dolphins. They should have had no problem with the Raiders, but I guess they felt that way too. Always a recipe for a rough game. In today's NFL, you need to be very worried that each opponent can beat you!

Really need to try and cut my front lawn today. Will be getting the first of the shots tomorrow afternoon, so I will probably not feel like doing it for a few days after that. Problem is I know it will leave me sore so there is little motivation to go do it. Have no problem reading! Lying down seems to not bother me much. Been reading a book on the start of the American revolution called "Bunker Hill" by Nathaniel Philbrook. It actually covers the timme period from more or less late 1774 through to the evacuation of Boston by the British. Just finished the part about the battle of Bunker Hill. Can see why the Americans lost the battle, yet they inflicted a four to one casualty rate on the Brits. It really did boil down to a lack of gunpowder. Had a fifth great grandfather that was supposed to have fought at Lexington, Concord and Bunker Hill. Hence some of my interest in the events surrounding it.
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three30
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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2014 9:35:25 AM

Hi Claudie,

I visited the zoo in Saybrook, IL Saturday. The giraffes there are insincere.
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2014 8:49:28 AM

Good morning, grmoore, sandipaws, and Bus Jockey!

grmoore, oh, dear! The wreck was in FL, I am guessing? Hope the drive home doesn't take you too long.

sandipaws, well, it keeps raining off and on, so I know it'll be a dreary day. The yard guy said he was going to try and come tomorrow. Hope it quits raining soon so it can dry out.

Bus Jockey, a dreary day here so far, and I don't have any idea what it'll be like later. High today is supposed to be in the low 80s, but we'll see if that happens.
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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2014 8:19:55 AM

Good Morning Claudie!
KOOL & sunny in Tn. today Hi in the low 70's.
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sandipaws
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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2014 8:06:33 AM

Good morning Claudie,
I have to agree with you, we didn't get too much of the extreme heat in the 90's the way we had in past summers, but I'm still sorry to see summer leave. Hope you have a magnificent Monday! {{Hugs}}
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grmoore
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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2014 8:02:53 AM

Greetings Claudie/friends:

Happy Monday! Light breakfast complete.

We will depart for the return trip in a few hours. Traffic should be fun this morning as there was a wrong way driver who was killed on I-75 this morning.

Off to continue the day.

Have a great day all!
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2014 7:44:21 AM

I was soooo looking forward to getting our grass taken care of today! However, about 5:30, I started to hear distant thunder and then it wasn't too long before I started to see lightning. About 6, the sky opened up and it rained and rained and rained for about an hour (of course, on the news last night, the weather forecast said there would be a slight chance of rain, but it would probably fall apart before it reached Atlanta. NOT!). Anyway, I checked the rain gauge and there's 3-tenths-of-an-inch in it. We really DO need the rain, though.

Good morning, WKGaser, Silverhand, Robustus, Dino, yankie, MusicTeacher, MidnightSun, senile, JM, rivers, hmcsretired, scout, and TUrtLE!

WKGaser, welcome to Claudie's Place! I'll go visit your place shortly. Come back again when you can.

Silverhand, thanks for the Sunday 'toons.

Robustus, glad to hear you felt somewhat better yesterday and were able to get to work. Maybe take it easy today and get feeling even better today; maybe you can get your mom out somewhere tomorrow.

Dino, well, I see that the Steelers whupped up on the Panthers, which is fine by me. I see, however, that they lost 3 players on the defense. Bad for them, but maybe okay for the Falcons? :) A new driver in your family? Uh, oh! Watch out!

MusicTeacher, will visit your studio soon.

MidnightSun, thank goodness you'll have the test results before the follow-up appointment!

JM, I am surely hoping the Falcons will do well against the Vikings. One game at a time! BTW, unfortunately the Braves were officially eliminated from the possibility of post-season play since they lost yesterday and the Pirates won. :(

scout, I was rooting for the Steelers last night <shudders> since they were playing a team in the Falcons division. Like I told Dino, I see they also lost (key?) 3 defensive players.

TUrtLE, soooooo happy that summer's almost over, though, I will say this...we didn't have any REALLY, REALLY hot days (mid-to-upper-90s) this year, which was nice. PLUS we had several little 'breaks' from the summer temps, too...temps in the upper70s/lower 80s. Nice! Looking forward to the leaves changing colors.

yankie, senile, rivers, and hmcsretired, thanks for stopping in!

I'm just going to stay home today. :)

[Edited by: Claudie at 9/22/2014 7:47:46 AM EST]
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2014 6:41:19 AM

Good Morning Claudie,

Wave so long to summer and welcome autumn at 10:29PM EDT today, Monday.

It is the summer's great last heat,
It is the fall's first chill: They meet.
–Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt

Make today one to remember.
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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2014 6:37:14 AM

Very nice win by my Steelers last night. They shut down the Panthers.

Good morning Claudie~
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hmcsretired07
Champion Author North Carolina

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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2014 6:03:30 AM

Good morning Claudie
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rivers
Champion Author Pittsburgh

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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2014 5:11:12 AM

Good morning Claudie!

Have a great 1st day of Autumn!!
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JMBoykinII
Champion Author Chattanooga

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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2014 5:00:50 AM

Good morning, Claudie. I believe that next weekend game will be a real test, the Vikings is a team that we can beat and if we do, we will have good year.
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senile1
Champion Author Florida

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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2014 4:55:40 AM

mornin' Claudie
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MidnightSun
Champion Author New Hampshire

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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2014 2:42:15 AM

Good morning Claudie!

The doc will send me the blood test results. A follow up is in 3 months.

Found great pleasure playing StarCraft on the platforms and in space yesterday morning. One can also play in the valleys and on the mtns. It was a delightful two hour battle.

One can select up to 7 armies of opponents and various scenarios such as ice, desert, space, jungle or an ash world. Choose 1 of 3 races or allow the computer to choose one random for you.

Took a 2 hour nap that was ever so refreshing after waking up before 1 AM for the day. Watched some MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) bouts of Ronda Rousey who fights out of Santa Monica.

Also watched some bouts of Gina Carano who retired in 2009 at 32 y/o. In other weigh divisions are Paige VanZant and Cat Zingano

They are the two #1 female contenders in each of their weight divisions. Doubt that they will ever fight each other. These gals can really fight, yet there's no denying that marketability has played a part in the sport's growth.

Enjoyed sitting in the sun for 90 minutes It was a beautiful sunny early afternoon. The temp reached 77° (25°C) w/gusts of wind to 10 mph (16 kph). Read my chess mag, watched bees and yellow jackets, and performed light garden maintenance.

Will return to the sun after this post and listen to the home team play baseball. For the Sox our season ends in 1 weeks. Congrats to the other ball teams that made the playoffs. See you at the World's Series.

Civil twilight is 6:04 AM EDT. Night is 7:12 PM.

Sunrise: 6:33 AM. Set: 6:43 PM.

Length of day: 12h 10m. Length of visible light: 13h 08m. Tomorrow will be 3m 4s shorter.

The temp and high is 57° (14°C). There is a 50% chance of rain. It is raining.

Have a pleasant day!

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