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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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MusicTeacher
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 12:37:01 PM

Good Morning, Claudie ♫ I did read about your good day yesterday at your GB Home, and I am glad it went well!

Enjoy your hot, stay-at-home day in the comforts of your own home! I know how uncomfortable it is to go out on a hot day, whether it is dry heat and most especially when it is humid! So glad it is productive for you, so far. Enjoy your lunch and the rest of your day.

Yes, the Aunt of the two Students whose Mother lost their job stated that they will return if their Mother finds a new job soon. But like I have been sharing at my Studio, it is too difficult for anyone to land a job these days in the severe recession of my area. Even our relative Joe who tragically passed away of cancer this past June, has a college degree, but he was unemployed for many years and kept on searching for elusive jobs, until he became terminally ill and died. It is a good thing his now Widowed Wife Joy has a steady job and can support their two Sons through college. That is how terrible the job market is in my region, and I really feel empathy for my fellow job seekers. :-( That is why I am always praying about my work situation daily, and doing what I can whenever I can do something about it.

Today we will be hosting at our home the visit of my Dad's relatives from New York. The relatives requested lunch at our home, so we will be hosting their visit and lunch at our home for the day today. My Aunt Vangie and Uncle Francisco will come over to fellowship with the Visitors, who are our mutual relatives. Our relatives from New York are on vacation now, staying at a hotel in Orange County.

Enjoy Your Friday!
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[Edited by: MusicTeacher at 8/22/2014 12:39:01 PM EST]
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 11:58:39 AM

Been workin', workin', workin'!!

Now it's time for lunch!

Hello, Bus Jockey, sandipaws, yankie, and Farful!

Bus Jockey and yankie, thanks for stopping in!

sandipaws, it's horrible outside! With the stuff I've been doing (along with hubby), I've been in and out several times. 92° with a dew point of 70°, making it feel like 98°! :( The rest of the things I want to do today will be inside!

Farful, not trying to be nosy, but what exactly did K. have her eye surgery for? Hope the eye drops help. If they don't help and her vision is still blurry tomorrow, what can they do?

LUNCH TIME!!
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Farful
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 11:28:10 AM

Good morning Claudie and All!
 
Claudie, That was great that your Mom's appointment went well. Glad that her numbers were in the proper range too.
 
Had our AC on yesterday. It was hot and muggy all day. Glad to have rain this morning.
 
Mrs. Farful talked to ophthalmologist nurse this morning. She is to use prescription eye drops today and call back tomorrow if her vision is still blurry. Ophthalmologist thinks that her eye is too dry. She feels bad that she lost her close vision. Praying that she will be able to see better again.
 
TGIF!
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yankiefrankie
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 11:12:54 AM

Good morning y'all
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sandipaws
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 8:26:00 AM

Good morning Claudie!

Glad to hear your mom's Dr. appointment went well yesterday.

Lucky you, staying home today -- enjoy it!

It's humid here today too with a high dew point, so I can relate. And, I'm glad to be inside where there's AC too.

Have a fabulous Friday! {{Hugs}}
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Bus Jockey
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 8:22:25 AM

Good Morning Claudie!
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 7:07:05 AM

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

Dino, thanks for the Friday music from Dino's juke box. :)

MidnightSun, hmmmm, an ultrasound, huh? Hope it doesn't show anything too serious.

JM, yes, with Braves winning lately, I have been hoping the Nats would lose, but no such luck. :( The Dream play tonight against the Sky. Hope they win Game 1.

hmcsretired and senile, thanks for stopping in!

grmoore, hope you can get everything done so you can leave early today. Yay for vacation! :)

scout, thanks for the Friday music.

TUrtLE, beautiful sunset picture. Thanks for sharing it...AND the blonde joke. :)

Aaahhh, my kind of day! A stay-at-home day, though a HOT one; supposed to be in the mid-to-upper-90s with a high dew point. :( Thank goodness for AC!
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 6:47:08 AM

Good Morning Claudie,
A recent sunset posted on the County web site by Ken Gagne.

Continuing:

A guy took his blonde girlfriend to her first football game. They had great seats right behind their team's bench. After the game, he asked her how she liked the experience. "Oh, I really liked it," she replied, "especially the tight pants and all the big muscles, but I just couldn't understand why they were killing each other over 25 cents." Dumbfounded, her date asked, "What do you mean?" "Well, they flipped a coin, one team got it, and then for the rest of the game, all they kept screaming was, 'Get the quarterback! Get the quarterback!' I'm like, hello? It's only 25 cents!"

TGIF
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 6:44:52 AM

It's iPod Friday!

High Hopes by Pink Floyd is playing!

Have a great weekend Claudie~

[Edited by: scoutmaster at 8/22/2014 6:48:07 AM EST]
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senile1
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 6:14:00 AM

mornin' Claudie
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grmoore
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 6:03:48 AM

Greetings Claudie/friends:

Happy Friday! Going to be a hot one today, already 75 degrees.

In early again today; I'm going to the office earlier today so I can get out of there to pack for vacation that starts tomorrow. I have to complete a few crucial items before departing work. Here's hoping things go quickly today!

re: Braves - yeah, that inning was rather ugly.

Off to start the day.

Have a great all!

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hmcsretired07
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 5:59:25 AM

Good morning Claudie
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JMBoykinII
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 5:13:41 AM

Good morning, Claudie. The Braves are playing much better, but, so are the Nats. I hope we can flip the script and wind up back in first place.
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 3:08:00 AM

Good morning Claudie!

Lawn is looking great See below for the A to your Q

Left a bit early for the market. It was a very pleasant drive on the CT River Hwy. Everything was so calm and peaceful. A light fog flowed over the river, 3 to 4' above.

With much of that road repaved it felt like cruising down the blvd. A gaggle of 2 dozen geese were laying down resting and grazing in a newly mowed hayfield. The leaders were looking around and most vigilant.

Was the first to arrive at the market. The only cars in the end of the lot were the help. The young hubby, his wife, and his dad were stocking the tables rapidly.

The 6 helpers were unloading the store's own 53' tractor trailer. This is taken to the Boston Produce Center the evening before. is open 8-8 PM Thurs thru Friday. At 2 PM on Saturday. All produce is sold in a fast paced auction.

Bought a few items including 5 bulbs of garlic for $1, navel oranges 3/$1, Driscoll's raspberries 6 oz $1.67 ea, red grapes $1.50 a lb, 2 lbs of onions, $1.38, baby bella $2.25, wax beans $1.18 a lb, Butternut (also acorn) squash 44¢ a lb and cukes up to 50¢ ea.

Went to Shaw's and bought imitation crab in over 2 lbs pkgs for $1.99 alb, Boneless ,skinless chicken breasts on sale for $1.69 a lb (not a typo). broccoli crowns, for $1.49, and cans of Essential condensed cream of soups for $75¢. Bought 10 of each kind.

Headed to Rite Aid and chatted to my pal the store mgr., swapping stories and laughs. Took NH Rt 116 that parallels the Ammonoosuc River It is a wild brook trout tributary of the CT River to Whitefield.

Bought some store made pepper and garlic sausage to freeze. Mostly for my homemade chili. A fine price of $2.99 a lb. Also bought a block of cheddar cheese, 2 lbs, for $9 on sale in the deli.

Got to take some photos for the town calendar during the triangular drive thru 4 towns. Was happy to get the herd of cows that was evasive all summer.

Saw a new sign that point down a trail that goes to a pond that intrigues me to visit real soon. Have an 8 AM appointment at Weeks Memorial Hospital in radiology for an ultrasound in my abdomen.

Civil twilight is 5:26 AM EDT. Night is 8:11 PM.

Sunrise: 5:57 AM. Set: 7:40 PM.

Length of day: 14h 43m. Length of visible light: 15h 44m. Tomorrow will be 2m 51s shorter.

The temp is 58° (14°C), the high is to be 73° (23°C) in partly cloudy skies now.

Have a delightful day!

              : )
 
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 12:46:19 AM

Good evening Claudie

Yes, small schools here. Tyler has two elementary schools, a middle school and a high school. The middle/high school was built in 1993. Parkersburg South, where Emily will attend in a few years has an enrollment of over 1,400.

Before I spin tonight's jukebox selection, DT got the creative juices flowing for me. Last week we lost Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall. They say celebrity deaths usually come in threes and the theory holds up this time around. The voice of Saturday Night Live, Don Pardo has left us this week at age 96. He is also noted for being the announcer for the original version of Jeopardy that ran from 1964-1975. He is shown on camera in this "Weird Al" parody that also gives us cameos from Al's actual parents, original J! host Art Fleming, Greg Khin whose song Al is parodying, and one of Al's mentors and the guy that gave him his original big break, Dr. Demento. RIP Mr. Pardo
"Weird Al" Yankovic - "I Lost On Jeopardy!"

Now, this week's jukebox selection. This band was discovered in 1963 by Harvey Lisberg. They took this song to #13 in the US and #1 in the UK 50 years ago this month in August 1964.

H - Herman's Hermits - "I'm Into Something Good"
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 8:55:43 PM

Hiya, yankie,

Thanks for stopping in this evening. :)

Time for me to sign out for the night.

Good night, everybuddy!
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 7:43:37 PM

Good evening y'all
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 7:06:41 PM

Scanman, that expensive here? I have no idea, I'm going to guess that it was maybe a little more expensive there b/c it IS New York!
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Scanman
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 4:45:05 PM

Claudie..

Not normal for most of my Hotel stays. The restaurant was not affiliated with the Hotel..Just kind of a Sports Bar. Is it that expensive in Atlanta?
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 4:30:14 PM

Got my haircut!

It sure has been a good day! :)

Good afternoon, MusicTeacher, jjdm, Scanman, and Farful!

MusicTeacher, oh, dear! losing those 3 girls as students? :( Do you think, if their mother gets another job, they'll come back?

jjdm, I know how busy you're going to be when school starts again. I will keep up with you in your home.

Scanman, that amount for what you ate last night in the hotel restaurant? I would say that's normal. :( Hope you get that ride to tonight's dinner.

Farful, so the surgery was long, I see. Hope it was successful.
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Farful
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 4:02:57 PM

Good afternoon Claudie and All!
 
Claudie, Glad that the wait was short for your Mom's appointment. Mrs. Farful's appointment lasted over three hours this morning getting laser surgery. Appointment itself lasted just a few minutes though.
 
Getting a few rain sprinkles. Hope it continues.
 
Have a pleasant Thursday!
 
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 3:51:22 PM

Afternoon Claudie..

No car. They want 189 a day. Got a ride this morning over to Hofstra University where they were working out. The Dinner tonite over at Citi Field looks like we may be able to travel on the Bus and if not again the Scouts that have cars assured us they would get us to the Dinner tonight.

NY is expensive. When M and I got in yesterday we ate at the hotel in a Restaurant not affiliated with the Hotel. Two burgers with fries, Two Drinks and an appetizer. $50. Almosst Priceless Or is that Pricey?
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 3:44:32 PM

Hello, Claudie! I hope all is well with you.

Unfortunately, I have a lot of things I need to accomplish over the next few days. I have to finish these things up since school will be starting next Monday. So I won't be posting on GB.

Once school starts up, I will see how things are going and decide on a posting schedule from there.

You can leave messages at my home (whatever length you want), however I won't be individually responding to them. I'll read through your posts whenever I get the chance. I hope to be back soon!

Thanks for your understanding! Have a great day!
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MusicTeacher
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 1:36:59 PM

Good Morning, Claudie ♩ I am so glad your Mom's Cardiologist visit this morning went well, and that she didn't need any adjustments in her medications. That is good you were able to visit your friend Mama Sims on the way back home. Enjoy the rest of your day of doing as you please.

Regarding the FB camp pictures, you can find them by typing my name in the search box and going directly to my profile page. I will finish uploading the Day 3 Church Youth Camp pictures tonight on FB and PB.

Today I plan on mostly staying at home to take care of tasks and biz as needed. This afternoon I will be going out with my Mom to the Farmer's Market. Tonight I will teach the last lesson of my long-time three lady Piano Students from the same family, because unfortunately the Mother of two of them just got recently laid off from her job. I will definitely miss these three lady Piano Students, whom I have taught since 2006, and watched grow up into young ladies.

Have a Beautiful Thursday!
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 12:50:33 PM

Oh, yes!!

<pumps fist>

A good day, a good day, a GREAT day out!

Got Mom to her appointment at about 9:50; got called back within 15 minutes...the nurse came in, then out, then the doctor came right in! :) Sodium and potassium numbers are good; BP was good, too. :) It was funny b/c when the doctor came in, he told Mom that she was there a month too early! That's b/c her (previous) 3 month check-up was scheduled for the first week of October, and here we were! Anyway, that appointment is going to stay the same...as is the lab for it, which is scheduled for the week before. Surprisingly, no changes in any meds.

The doctor said we probably will never know what caused Mom's BP to spike like that (when she was taken to the hospital on the 10th). Thank goodness everything's fine now.

Got her back home and I was on my way by 10:30! Did a coupla errands on the way home, one of which was to stop at Mama Sims' house to give her some pix and fill her in on our latest family stuff. Then I called the gal who cuts my hair, since I was making such good time, to see if she could cut my hair,and she said sure; gotta wait until she calls me, though, which could be as late as 2 PM. Doesn't matter, though; I'm getting it done today!

Hello, dickc49 and Robustus!

dick, yes, I understand about your daughter getting married earlier than originally planned. It's absolutely ridiculous what's happened to health care and the premiums....but that's a whole 'nother story. Congrats to your daughter! BTW, how'd the PT go yesterday? Is that why your back's bothering you bigtime?

Robustus, I know you're probably going to have to see your dad soon, but just be very strong and NOT take him any junk food! Do not give in, and don't feel guilty! As you said, yes, he IS disabled, but not completely!

[Edited by: Claudie at 8/21/2014 12:52:34 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 11:41:25 AM

Hi Claudie,

Just waking up for today.

As I mentioned, today is my day off for work and my workout plan.

The good thing about being off is that I can "chill out" in the AC today since it is supposed to be another hot one here.

As for giving in for my dad. It can be easier said than done. I really love to just see how long he goes. However, my conscience gets to me. So far I am trying as much as possible to resist giving in. I am not sure if I'm doing the right thing or not. I know he's disabled, but not completely. I knew this would come to be after my mom was no longer able to do it.
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 10:38:33 AM

Good morning Claudie,

Have only a bit of time. Daughter is getting married today in a quick civil ceremony with just a small gathering this mid afternoon. She is having the big celebration next year on this same date. This is being done as a result of health insurance concerns. He's been on his Mom's, but ages out in a few weeks. She cannot get him on her's through work unless married, so..... They really wanted to do it as a big wedding all at once, but with him looking at paying $550.00 per month for mediocre health care it became obvious they had to get married. Her work does not do domestic partnerships, has very good coverage, so we have a sudden wedding. I've known for about three weeks. Hope my back holds up.
Had to change a tire on her sister's car this morning. Made her do the lifting of tire and spare while I did the more technical stuff like position the jack and loosen and tighten the lugs. Car is now at the tire store for a new one. Probably needs two due to wear. Back is NOT happy, so I'm on the heating pad to relax the tense back. Hope I'm feeling OK later. Wil take pain pills if I have to. Don't want to.
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 8:23:04 AM

Good morning, attitash and sandipaws!

attitash, so no special plans today? Just staying home, avoiding the rain/humidity. Sounds good to me. :)

sandipaws, no temps in the 80s for us today...or for the next few days, for that matter. Temps in the mid-to upper 90s. :(
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 8:12:42 AM

Good morning Claudie!
The sun is shining here and the temps will go to the 80s today with of course high humidity.
Hope your trip with your mom goes smoothly and that you have a thankful Thursday! {{Hugs}}
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 7:37:30 AM

Good morning Turtle.....more rain today(80% chance). High of 23°C/73.4°F feeling like 30°C/86°F with humidity. Looks like an indoor day. Heading to Ottawa next week for a few days. Have a great day.
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 7:27:10 AM

Good morning, fliper, Robustus, Dino, MidnightSun, JHM, HouHrl, hmcsretired07, grmoore, senile, scout, and TUrtLE!

Robustus, good for you! Got in a workout, went to see your mother (I KNOW she was happy about that!), and refused to bow down to your dad! Keep doing all three! P.S. If you keep refusing your dad, then he will surely get the message that you're not going to enable him.

Dino, wow, small schools there. I can see some good things about that, but some bad, too.

MidnightSun, that's good news that the lawn is all mowed the same length now. Hopefully you won't have to do it again for a little while. Any more doctor's appointments coming up for you?

JM, I should know after today when we could possibly meet up; hopefully talking to Daughter tonight and getting the info I need. Bad luck for the Braves last night in their loss. :(

grmoore, none of those storms made it down this way yesterday, though, we DID have lots of thunder in the afternoon. As far as the implosion of the Braves last night....<shakes head> it seems like it all started with Walden's wonderful (NOT) pitching, esp. meaning that wild pitch that tied up the game. :(

scout, whoo hoo! Congrats to you, Grandpa! You're going to love being a grandpa! :)

TUrtLE, hahahahahahahahaha! Love it! :)

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

Getting a little later start this morning; the only thing really on the agenda is to take Mom to a cardiologist appointment and (hopefully) checking her sodium and potassium numbers. That appointment is at 10. Hoping for a not-too-long wait and some good info, though, I am going to guess that her potassium dosage might be adjusted.
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 6:57:40 AM

Good Morning Claudie,

Continuing:

There are 11 people hanging onto a rope that comes down from an airplane. 10 of them are blonde, and one is a brunette. They all decide that one person should get off because if they don't, the rope will break and everyone will die. No one can decide who should go, so finally the brunette delivers a very touching speech, ending with the words, "I'll get off." The blondes, all moved by the brunette's speech, start clapping. Problem solved.

Happy Thursday!
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 6:33:45 AM

I'm a grandpa! Noah Manuel Falacho was born at 2:41 this morning weighing 8 lbs! My daughter was in labor for about for 11 hours! Mom, dad and Noah are doing great!

Good morning Claudie~
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 6:29:05 AM

mornin' Claudie
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 6:16:16 AM

Greetings Claudie/friends:

Happy Thursday! 70 degrees this morning. We have received thunderstorms and heavy rain just about every afternoon this week, sometimes twice within a short time period.

Early morning meeting so I'm in early.

Rehearsal last night went well; I led it as I'm going to be out of town for the next two Sundays and the principal director desired to play.

After we returned home last night I watched the Braves game from the 8th inning forward. Boy, what an implosion - gave up two runs and then lost it 3-2 in the bottom of the 9th. Geez!

Off to start the day.

Have a great day all!
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 6:14:35 AM

Good morning Claudie
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 6:00:21 AM

Good morning, Claudie & Co,!
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 4:58:57 AM

Good morning, Claudie. Just let me know, I am will try to arrange a Atlanta trip. I watched a little of the Little League World's Series last night and saw that girl pitcher. I most brought some of my Atlanta bad luck, I watched her lose her first game of the year.
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 1:23:28 AM

Good morning Claudie!

Have lots of small sticks remaining. May have to rake the property.

The ISS orbit by early tonight thru the w/e. 8:21 on the East Coast. Minutes later in the Idwest. Times for all satellite orbits over North America.

Enjoyed finishing my rounds earlier than usual. Watched the new to Netflix, "Criminal Minds." Enjoyed seeing this show when it came out, until the digital signal had less wattage and could not reach the mtns.

Began watching "Patton" (171 min) w/the Great George C. Scott, also Karl Malden co-stars. Saw it many y/a, want to see this epic film again. Patton puts his foot down and expects all to act like a soldier in WWII. Including the wounded.

Went out when the sun rose above the trees. Used the scissors to trim we down all perennial leaves that are blocking the 6 new perennials. Saw the echinacea,only 4-5 inches tall, was being shaded.

Needed to cut out a direct sun to allow its roots to travel as far as possible by first frost. Have room for 2 more in a different spot. The butterflies enjoy the flowers for nectar immensely.

Have a highbush blueberry stil w/green berries. Should get another pint or more in a few weeks. Strawberries are producing more fruit, now the the canopy of grapevines have been cut and removed.

Wildflower are doing great. Tossed some rugged twisted branches from the collection gathered from the storm some days ago on top of the all the wild flowers. Do not want an animal using the soft tilled soil as comfortable bedding.

Felt ambitious and re-mowed the back of the house done a few days ago. Now all the lawn is cut to the same length. Nice to do most of this in the shade. Like the cooler temps and no rain are slowing it growth.

Poured on deep tanning oil, sat in the sun,and enjoyed the read and breeze. Nice strong uv rays. Temp reached a pleasing 77° (25°C). It is the highest temp in the past 30 days.

Civil twilight is 5:25 AM EDT. Night is 8:12 PM.

Sunrise: 5:56 AM. Set: 7:41 PM.

Length of day: 14h 45m. Length of visible light: 15h 47m. Tomorrow will be 2m 50s shorter.

The temp is 58° (14°C), the high is to be 79° (26°C) in clear skies.

Have a fantastic day!

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Dino72
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 11:40:36 PM

Good evening/morning Claudie

Tyler Consolidated had a 2013 enrollment of 416 students in the High School. The Middle School had 336 students. If no one relocates, Dylan's 6th grade will graduate 74 kids in 2021. It's the smallest class they've had since Tyler Consolidated opened in 1993.

Dino's Jukebox playing tomorrow night. Going to 1964 for the H artist. I'll tell you this much, it'll be "Something Good." Rain has cleared out. Temps staying in the mid 80s through the weekend.
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 9:47:13 PM

Good night/evening Claudie!

Pretty much the same thing today. The workout went well. Feeling a little soreness from it, but still it feels good.

Mom was a little quiet. But, surprised to see me again today since it's Wed. She thought I wouldn't have time to visit since I wanted to get home in time for church this evening. However, as I was there, my dad called demanding some food bought to him. I mentioned that I can't afford to go to do that for him and he got mad and hung up. So, all is good with Mom, but not with Dad.

I'm now off work until Friday. Feels weird to work three days straight which I haven't done for a while. I haven't gotten a chance to see what the schedule looks like for next week yet. I hope more hours or at least what I have for the this week. I hope the days are the same. I like that because it corresponds with my workout plan perfectly. I workout on the machines for 3 days and then take a day to rest. Then, on the 4th day, I hit that Express Circuit workout which I'll do Friday.

I guess that's all for now.
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 9:02:07 PM

Good night Claudie!
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 8:54:35 PM

Hiya, kathybye!

Wow! That sure WAS quite a water bill you had! :(

Hoping your dad gets better and out of the hospital.

Time for me to sign out for the night.

Good night, everybuddy!
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kathybye
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 8:12:53 PM

CA is having the water shortage because of their lack of rain, and the huge population who live there.

It appears people here do conserve water because it is so expensive. When both my hubby & I were gone due to my Mom's passing away, (3 plus weeks) our automatic watering system went on the "fritz"> Luckily, Hubby fixed it but because we almost lost the front lawn (50% of it are shrubs and orange tree), we Overwatered this month. It was the greatest $$ amt we have ever had $150 for water alone, $200 w/sewage and garbage service.
All of the grass and shrubs look great now, so we have backed off the extreme watering.

BTW
My father went back in hospital, and they are trying to stabilize his glucose level, and feet swelling. The pneumonia has taken a toll; please keep him in your prayers.
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 4:02:12 PM

Good afternoon, dickc49 and Mrs. Wrench!

dick, glad you got the computer 'fixed' even though it meant doing the Restore. I think I have had to do that once...forever ago. Have a good PT session today.

Mrs. Wrench, a 45 minute wait to see the doctor? That's probably about 'normal,' sad to say. We'll see how long Mom and I have to wait tomorrow to see her cardiologist. The appointment's at 10. Then next Wednesday she has a different appointment with another doctor at 01:45. Again...we'll see how long we have to wait to actually see the doctor. Hope neither one's too long. <crosses fingers> When do you have to go back to that doctor to get the results of the blood work?
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 3:32:04 PM

Good afternoon Claudie, sounds like you day went well & you got everything done.

I had a doctors appointment at 9 he never came in until 9:45, I think that was one of the reason I left him 2 years ago, plus the office help messing up on my prescriptions.One reason I went back is because I like him & he doesn't rush you & he is a Cardiologist which I need. I can't believe all the blood work he wants done. Since I won't go back to see him until we get back from Florida I'm going in the morning for the blood work in case he wants to change any of my meds.I told him I have been very tired & can't seem to get things done so he's checking a lot of things. Wrench says I need to stay off the computer & I'd get done.LOL
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 2:54:56 PM

Good afternoon Midnight,

Well, after following all the pointers in the PC World article AND the corresponding links to Microsoft, I still had a bum video issue. I had to resort to system restore! Fist time I have ever had to use that feature. <disgust>. Normally I can figure it out, or Microsoft has the answer. Not this time! At least all is better. Now to go back and re-run the updates for office, then the other ones, one at a time so I can check after each to see if any other ones caused it. Will do it later as I go to PT at 4PM. SIGH.

Will get my further PT schedule this afternoon.
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 12:51:52 PM

Yay! A good morning out! I sure needed this day after yesterday morning's 'stuff' at the PCP's office! :)

There WAS a minor glitch at today's lab visit, but it was cleared up VERY fast! Plus we got there at 9:05 for the 9:15 appointment and NOBUDDY was waiting! Mom was next (called back at 9:10). We were in and outta there so fast that I had Mom back home and i was on my way to a store by 9:30! :)

Hello, senile, JM, sandipaws, Lighting10K, kathybye, attitash, Farful, dickc49, and MusicTeacher!

senile, thanks for stopping in!

JM, I'll have to get back with you on the dates to meet you; I need to check with Daughter to see what a couple of the Saturdays are like (Emma does cheerleading for Rec and the games are on Saturdays, but I don't know what time).

sandipaws, not a drop of rain here at all so far today. It's a bright sunshiny day; HOT and humid, too. :(

Lighting, nope! Falcons aren't on the road for the next 3 games. They're home this Saturday, then they ARE away for the last preseason game on Thursday, the 28th; the first 'regular' game is on Sunday the 7th against New Orleans, and it's at home.

kathybye, yes, I saw the flooding on TV In Phoenix and thought of you. Are you close to any of it? Weren't you guys having a serious shortage or something before that storm (or maybe I was thinking of some other place)?

attitash, so no special vacation activity for today?

Farful, our hummingbird feeder will probably need to be redone this weekend. The birdies aren't eating as much and as frequently as in past years. I can remember them going through what was in the feeder in only a day or two; now it's been over a week and there's still some in it.

dick, so you were able to find a physical therapist you were okay with? How often do you go? Hope you can get that monitor to work sooner than later.

MusicTeacher, will look at your FB pix in a bit.
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 12:00:26 PM

Good Morning, Claudie ♪ So sorry about the lack of ordering enough of the right blood tests from your Mom's Doctor, that you have to return your Mom to the Doctor's Office for another round of blood tests. Have a good morning visit with taking your Mom to the Doctor's Office, errands on the way back home, and good remainder of the day at home!

Thank you for letting me know you will √ out my FB pictures from Church Youth Camp later on today. I will be adding the remainder of the Church Youth Camp pictures today.

Yes, you are correct! I do have a lot of pictures from our weekend at Church Youth Camp. So far I have only finished uploading Day 1 of the camp pictures. I hope to finish organizing and uploading the rest of the camp pictures today.

This morning I will continue organizing and uploading the remainder of our Church Youth Camp 2014 pictures on my Photobucket and Facebook Albums, as well as copying them to two flash drives for sharing with our two Pastors. Today at noontime my Mom and I will be attending our weekly Prayer Meeting at Church. After Church we will do errands and tasks at home as needed.

Have a Sweet Wednesday!
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 11:12:10 AM

Good morning Claudie,

Went to Plymouth yesterday. My back did pretty well as I had hoped. My sister and I visited with her friend who does research work on Mayflower ancestors. We looked at four lines of descendancy I was interested in. We found two did not pan out, but found two others that seem quite sound. I will apply this weekend or there abouts for formal acceptance to the society with the line that looks to be the easiest to prove. The line with my wife involved did not pan out. It appears that one of the men involved had two wives. The first born son was from the first wife, not the Mayflower wife. Right guy, wrong woman. I did have a very good time looking around the library and do wish I lived closer as it has a really great supply of books to research things in.

Got home to find my new monitor for my new PC had finally arrived. I hooked it up and could not get it to work right. Plugged it onto my old PC to test it, and it works quite fine. Looked a bit father on my new PC to discover that the video card is pegged as "having a problem" bu windows, so its driver is disabled. It WAS working just a week ago. Looking at Turtles notes and links, I suspect that the Microsoft updates may be at the root of my issue. Thanks to Turtles sharp eyes I might be able to fix it without calling people. I do remember a "double boot" the other day. Windows has a default behavior of rebooting on errors. I usually change this so that it just stops and displays the error. I have not done that with this PC yet. I am guessing the driver clashed with the update, and got disabled. Without the driver, the new monitor cannot communicate properly with the video card and negotiate the right display settings. ARRRRGGGGHHH! Something else I need to do that I should not need to do! This week is becoming a PITA!

PT this afternoon. Hope you got Mom to the lab and back OK. Too bad when others mess up your day or week!
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