three30 Champion Author IllinoisPosts:14,908Points:478,675Joined:Aug 2008 Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 1:57:06 PM Hi Claudie,Yesterday when I was in Kilbourne, IL, I dipped my cup of soup from a gurgling, crackling cauldron in some train yard. Claudie Champion Author AtlantaPosts:128,852Points:3,332,445Joined:Aug 2005 Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 12:44:41 PM Hubby took me out to lunch so I would have another good thing happen to/for me today. :)Hello, dickc49 and Farful!dick, glad you were able to get all of the lawn mowed before it rained. The other part (the leaves against the fences and such) can wait. :) Yeah, I've had time to redo my 'schedule' and can get things done. I just hate to have to change things when I have things worked out. I CAN change, but I don't like to; would rather things go the way they are set up. Farful, well, the yard USED to be 'clean!' There are leaves already falling all over it! Hope the majority of them fall within the next 2 weeks, so they can be mulched up. Glad to have that consultation (dentist) appointment over with. Now I know what's going to be done and how much it'll cost. Hoping Mom's protime numbers are alright, too. Farful Champion Author Quad CitiesPosts:59,676Points:3,506,305Joined:Apr 2005 Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 12:14:37 PM Good morning Claudie and All! Claudie, Glad that your yard guy was able to was able to his work completed. Nice to see a clean lawn.  That must be a relief to have your dental appointment over. Need to visit my dentist too. Hope that your Mom's protimes numbers turn out well.  Have a terrific Tuesday! dickc49 Champion Author MassachusettsPosts:38,141Points:3,119,700Joined:May 2006 Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 11:48:59 AM Good morning Claudie,I went out even though I still had a little of the migraine. I got the front and the strip along the side outside the fence done and ta\hat was it. I really wanted to get to the back, but was not up to it. This morning was supposed to have showers from early to all day as that storm builds. Got up and noted it seemed dry. Had breakfast and read the paper on the heating pad, felt good enough and the radar was still clear enough to go get the mower and start. The back is done! It took over an hour to mow 1,500 feet as I had to go slow with all the leaves. Now there are almost no leaves to be seen as they are shredded into tiny pieces. There are some around the edges that need to be blown away from the fence and such, but my back has had it. If for some reason, the rain holds off and at mid afternoon its still dry, I might blow those last leaves onto the lawn and chop them up too.Too bad you could not get the errands with Mom done soon enough and have to rework the rest of the week. I hope it settles down. Claudie Champion Author AtlantaPosts:128,852Points:3,332,445Joined:Aug 2005 Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 11:05:10 AM Grrrrrrrr! Things just DID NOT work out the way I had hoped!I DID get Mom to the doctor's office, where she got blood drawn for a protimes check, but something very unexpected came up and I had to take her back to the ALF without taking her to WM. The only other good thing (besides getting the blood drawn) was that the price of gas up her way was $2.89/gallon.Now I've got to rework plans for the rest of this week just so Mom can get to WM. Thank goodness none of those things (plans) to be rescheduled were set appointments! Gosh!sandipaws, as you can see above, it's not been a good day so far. Hope the rest of this day turns out better.scout, so since your trees still have their leaves, you still will have outside yard work to do in the coming week or so, right? Hope the bathroom floor turns out great! scoutmaster Champion Author PittsburghPosts:97,106Points:3,852,340Joined:Mar 2003 Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 8:23:01 AM The trees here still have their leaves!Day off for me! The workmen are here working on the bathroom! I've got some church stuff to do today. How about those Steelers!Good morning Claudie~ sandipaws Champion Author PittsburghPosts:198,768Points:2,651,755Joined:Aug 2007 Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 7:52:29 AM Good morning Claudie!Hope you and your mom have a terrific Tuesday! {{Hugs}} Claudie Champion Author AtlantaPosts:128,852Points:3,332,445Joined:Aug 2005 Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 7:48:12 AM Hiya, grmoore!So after your orthopedic appointment, are you going home or back to work?Gotta get a move on! grmoore Champion Author AtlantaPosts:21,108Points:2,399,980Joined:May 2008 Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 7:26:54 AM Greetings Claudie/friends:Happy Tuesday! 51 degrees this morning.In for short time this morning as I have a follow-up orthopedic appointment.Back later.Have a great day all! Claudie Champion Author AtlantaPosts:128,852Points:3,332,445Joined:Aug 2005 Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 7:08:18 AM Good morning, WKGaser, Robustus, Dino, yankie, MidnightSun, JM, senile, attitash, org, hmcsretired07, mnjrfan, and TUrtLE!Robustus, okay, 2 lazy days in a row now; time to get back to business!Dino, I see the Steelers won. :)MidnightSun, good that you did some more winterizing of the windows and doors. Hope you save lots of money from doing that. Lots of rain for you? Hmmmm, I wonder if what you're getting is the remains of what we had last week. It had LOTS of rain in it!JM, Roddy White also became the Falcons' all-time highest receiver with one of his catches. Don't remember who he passed, though. Falcons are in London right now; their game on Sunday is on at 9:30 AM (here), I think.attitash, didn't want to turn on the fireplace so soon? Well, we've had to turn the heat on, at least for the last week, b/c the nighttime lows were too cool (low 40s). Mostly it was to get the chill off the house. It hasn't been on in the daytime, though...yet!org, thanks for today's history tidbit, though, I have heard of neither the guy nor the battle.mnjrfan, only 1/3 done with the leaf-raking? Yikes! You must have a tons of trees!TUrtLE, hahahahahahahahaha! Good one!WKGaser, yankie, senile, and hmcsretired, thanks for stopping in!It's Tuesday, so I'll be taking Mom to WM, though, a little earlier than normal. We have to go to the doctor's office first to get blood drawn for her monthly protimes check (oh, please, please, please, be a good reading!!). Then I'll take her to the store and hope to get her back in enough time for an 'event' at the ALF...a local pre-school group is visiting (they also did last year), and they'll be 'trick-or-treating' up and down the ALF's hallways (each resident will be given a bag of candy to give out). Everybuddy involved loves it! :)For me, after dropping Mom off at her place, I'll be on my way home, too. :) TUrtLE1625 Champion Author OregonPosts:715,486Points:4,234,340Joined:Mar 2003 Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 6:42:55 AM Good Morning Claudie,First experience horse ridingA blonde decides to learn and try horse back riding unassisted without prior experience or lessons. She mounts the horse with great effort, and the tall, shiny horse springs into motion.It gallops along at a steady and rhythmic pace, but the blonde begins to slip from the saddle. Out of shear terror, she grabs for the horse's mane but cannot seem to get a firm grip. She tries to throw her arms around the horse's neck, but she slides down the side of the horse anyway. The horse gallops along, seemingly oblivious to its slipping rider.Finally, giving up her frail grip, she leaps away from the horse to try and throw herself to safety.Unfortunately, her foot has become entangled in the stirrup. She is now at the mercy of the horse's pounding hooves as her head is struck against the ground again and again. As her head is battered against the ground, she is mere moments away from unconsciousness or even death when Frank, the Wal-Mart manager runs out to shut the horse off.Have a Terrific Tuesday! mnjrfan Champion Author Twin CitiesPosts:2,730Points:143,115Joined:Jul 2014 Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 6:09:53 AM Good morning Claudie!Another day of yard work (exercise) on my plate for today. Leaves are about 1/3 down. Got a ways to go yet...An added bit of fun for me this morning is the Orionid meteor shower which is happening right now. Peak times are 05:00 - 07:00 this am. I had to step back inside and grab a shirt! It's like chilly out there, 40°F.Gonna be ice on the lakes pretty soon! LOL j/kHave a great day everyone! hmcsretired07 Champion Author North CarolinaPosts:5,303Points:996,380Joined:Mar 2011 Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 6:09:48 AM Good morning Claudie org_elizard Champion Author GreensboroPosts:214,250Points:3,383,750Joined:Apr 2005 Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 6:05:49 AM On this date, in 1805, Admiral Horatio Nelson died in the Battle of Trafalgar.Welcome to Tuesday, Claudie! The Packers are playing very g00d at this time! attitash Champion Author OntarioPosts:46,796Points:3,736,310Joined:Jun 2004 Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 6:05:21 AM Good morning Claudie...more rain again today. High of only 8°C/46.4°F. Damp weather & low high today had me turn on the fireplace early this morning....not something I like to do in October. Driving to work today...an easy choice. Have a good day. senile1 Champion Author FloridaPosts:33,940Points:3,353,985Joined:Aug 2005 Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 5:18:29 AM mornin' Claudie JMBoykinII Champion Author ChattanoogaPosts:20,811Points:3,526,330Joined:Mar 2005 Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 5:04:44 AM Good morning, Claudie. I did not see but a few minutes of the game, so Alford had two interceptions...Super! Now, if we can get a pass rush and protection for Ryan, we can win again. MidnightSun Champion Author New HampshirePosts:91,003Points:2,151,525Joined:Nov 2007 Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 1:11:50 AM Good morning Claudie!It is Hunting Season for everything except moose which begins on Oct 18, ends the 26.Our low was 34° (°C) and was higher than many places in southern New England. It was not warmer on the summit of 6,288' (1,219 m) Mt Washington. The manned Observatory saw 10°F (°C) for the low.Finished my rounds and posts early this morning and saw 4 TV series on Netflix. After the last one a banner appeared and asked me to check my billing card which became outdated.Bought three bolts at HD 2 m/a. My bank sent me a new card and cc number, in case the account was compromised. Changed to the new number and instantly rec'd a "problem solved" message, then 1 minute later a "updated your account." was successful. Thought it nicely smooth.Found that my StarCraft cd has a skip on one of the orchestra songs as it is played. The disk has a nick in the center. Went online to eBay and order a new replacement disk in 'mint condition' for just$5.99, shpg is included. Such a deal as brand new one was $40, 16 y/ago.Took a drive on the CT River hwy to see the silver maples have lost their leaves. Continued on to Littleton, went to Lowes and bought M-D Building Products 0.5-in x 10-ft Gray Closed-Cell Foam Window Weatherstrip and Frost King 1.25-in x 10-ft Black Foam Door Weatherstriping.Spent just over$30 to seal the exterior doors and windows from the air leaks. My windows and doors are 25 y/o. Much of the front door weatherstripping was well worn from use. Will save money on heat this winter. Walls are insulated to at least R-19 and the 2nd floor ceiling to at least R-38. Built all of my home. Usual cost of heating the house is $100 a month for the entire year. Also using propane for cooking and hot water as well. Like to save money and keep warm at a low cost. The ISS orbits over my area at 6:54 this evening. See it in your area along with the other satellites.Civil twilight is 6:38 AM EDT. Night is 6:23 PM. Sunrise: 7:07AM. Set: 5:53 PM.Length of day: 10h 45m. Length of visible light: 11h 44m. Tomorrow will be 2m 55s shorter.The temp is 34° (3°C), the high will be 55 (11°C) in partly cloudy skies.Lots of rain arriving (Up to 1 inch an hour/25 mm) remaining until Friday. 30-40 mph (48-64 k p/h) wind as well.Have a wonderful day! : ) yankiefrankie Champion Author AtlantaPosts:28,591Points:3,103,145Joined:Sep 2005 Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 12:46:33 AM Good morning y'all.... Dino72 Champion Author West VirginiaPosts:12,600Points:1,716,375Joined:Jan 2005 Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 11:17:11 PM Good evening/morning ClaudieTypical I miss one of my stops as I made my rounds last night. This was the one.Trying to find the Steeler game radio broadcast this evening. No luck. Their flagship station, WDVE in Pittsburgh, will come in, but faded and they will not stream the broadcast online. I've settled for checking the score off and on. Mild temps and off and on rain this evening. L8R Robustus Champion Author GreensboroPosts:12,098Points:2,282,220Joined:Mar 2005 Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 11:13:30 PM Good evening/night Claudie!Another lazy day to relax after a full afternoon with Mom. So, I didn't get out to do anything today except run to the store about a couple hours ago for a few more things. WKGaser Champion Author British ColumbiaPosts:448,193Points:2,892,100Joined:Feb 2005 Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 9:29:22 PM Good evening Claudie Claudie Champion Author AtlantaPosts:128,852Points:3,332,445Joined:Aug 2005 Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 8:54:59 PM Slow night. Not that bad, though. Earlier to bed, maybe? :)Good night, everybuddy! Claudie Champion Author AtlantaPosts:128,852Points:3,332,445Joined:Aug 2005 Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 4:49:53 PM Okay!Thank goodness the visit to that dentist, whose office is near Mom's, didn't take long at all. Got there a little early to fill out the paperwork, got in, saw the dentist; he looked around in my mouth, told me what he was going to do and how much it would cost (phew! Nowhere NEAR whatever I was imagining!), made an appointment for next Monday at 11:45, and then we were on our way by 3!! Yay! No traffic problems at all! :)Hiya, Scanman,I know what you mean about the leaves being like dust; in fact, there are already leaves that have fallen onto the 'clean' lawn!Nice that you will be eating pulled pork sandwiches for a while. Hopefully it won't take you vey long to learn how to cook for just yourself. On the other hand, you could still cook whatever and freeze it. :) Scanman Champion Author St. LouisPosts:63,270Points:4,082,945Joined:Sep 2003 Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 12:00:09 PM Mornin' Claudie!Glad your Yard Guy go all your leaves taken care of. Leaves to me are kind of like dust. You dust and a day or two later there's dust again. there's more on that subject back at the Roost if you are so inclined to revisit.As to your question about the crock pot, I did utilize a pork bottom for pulled pork sandwiches. I did about a 4lb. "butt" so I guess I'll be eating "butt" for a while seeing how I am pretty much an empty nester. I must condition myself to buy smaller cuts of meat. I see those bargain prices and I buy the biggest cut I can find.[Edited by: Scanman at 10/20/2014 12:01:32 PM EST] Claudie Champion Author AtlantaPosts:128,852Points:3,332,445Joined:Aug 2005 Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 11:47:40 AM Okee dokee!Yard all done! Looks nice and clean (of leaves), but for how long? LOL!!Hello, Farful and dickc49!Farful, I don't know how much the dental work's going to cost yet. First they have to determine what's to be done and see what the insurance will pay. THEN they'll tell me what I'll have to pay. Sure hope it's not that near that$3,000 you mentioned! :( Have a nice meal at the Wild Rose Casino today!dick, nice hose attachment kit from Lowe's; will tell hubby about it. Hope your migraine goes away so you can get the yard mowed before the rain comes. dickc49 Champion Author MassachusettsPosts:38,141Points:3,119,700Joined:May 2006 Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 10:53:29 AM Good morning Claudie,This is what I ordered to work on the gutters. You might want to have hubby look at it. As mine are more than ten feet up, it involves getting the big ladder out to get all the way up to them. With this, I can get the small ladder out and it will reach up ten more feet. The small ladder weighs about 1/3 of what the big one weighs!Never did any yard work yesterday, I got lazy and just watched football, including watching Peyton tie and break the all time passing records last night. Woke up with a migraine for some reason this morning. With that injection coming on Wednesday morning, I cannot take any aspirin containing products. Fortunately my Fiorcet has no aspirin, just Tylenol. That is OK to take. Hoping it goes away. Was going to do that mowing today, but if the migraine continues, I will not. Tomorrow will bring the start of a three to four day nor'easter! All rain and wind, no snow, but it also means no yard work. Farful Champion Author Quad CitiesPosts:59,676Points:3,506,305Joined:Apr 2005 Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 9:45:34 AM Good morning Claudie and All! Claudie, Nice palindrome post number of <128,821>! Sorry that your team disappointed you. Perhaps you were not cheering them on enough? Best wishes as you prepare to have dental work performed. Got an estimate on an implant last year. It totaled up to over $3,000. Planning to have the$2.99 Sawmill Buffet today at Wild Rose Casino in Clinton, IA. Friend, Ed, has recovered from his broken leg and is able to drive again. He may show up there too. Welcome to Monday! Claudie Champion Author AtlantaPosts:128,852Points:3,332,445Joined:Aug 2005 Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 9:00:39 AM Cool post number!Claudie Champion Author AtlantaPosts:128,821<----------ta da!Points:3,330,220Joined:Aug 2005 Waiting for the yard guy to arrive.Good morning, grmoore and sandipaws!grmoore, cool that your wife has been successful in her genealogy research. I work on ours at times (well, actually my husband's side of the family), but not at the moment. When I work on it, I want to be able to have plenty of time, and that's not so at the moment. As for being gone from your Armed Forces Command days...time sure does fly, doesn't it?sandipaws, we were a little warmer than you this morning; when I checked the thermometer on the back porch when I got up about 7, it read 45°. Brrrrrrr here, too![Edited by: Claudie at 10/20/2014 9:02:16 AM EST] sandipaws Champion Author PittsburghPosts:198,768Points:2,651,755Joined:Aug 2007 Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 8:02:18 AM Good morning Claudie!Sorry to hear about your team's loss -- better luck next week.Hope your busy day goes well and that you can relax when it's all done.This morning the temp here was 38 degrees -- brrr, not used to that!Hope you have a marvelous Monday! {{Hugs}} grmoore Champion Author AtlantaPosts:21,108Points:2,399,980Joined:May 2008 Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 7:26:30 AM Greetings Claudie/friends:Happy Monday! 47 degrees this morning - wow, same temps as Chicago! 2.1 mile walk complete.My wife and I had a wonderful weekend at the Gathering of the Clans at the Stone Mountain Highland Games. My wife has been conducting family history research and has finally found the Scottish clan to which she aligns. We are now members of the Macduff clan. I used the term "align" as there is apparently no direct American clan affiliation for the Primrose family. There continues to be a Primrose Castle in Scotland so the Macduff clan will be our American affiliation because the Primroses are part of this clan. Fun times. We also spent some time with old friends from my Army Forces Command days (can't believe I have been gone from there nearly 8 years!). We had a great time.Last night we had dinner with our daughter in Atlanta to catchup. She's doing well.re: picture - thanks! It was a fun trip.Off to breakfast and start the day.Have a great day all![Edited by: grmoore at 10/20/2014 7:27:54 AM EST] Claudie Champion Author AtlantaPosts:128,852Points:3,332,445Joined:Aug 2005 Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 7:26:04 AM Good morning, Robustus, yankie, MidnightSun, JM, mnjrfan, attitash, org, senile, Lighting10K, scout, TUrtLE, and hmcsretired07!Robustus, good for you! Glad to see you making the effort to go see your mom. :)MidnightSun, oh, dear! Sorry I missed you yesterday! :( Anyway, speaking of shots heard in the distance...yeah, we hear some of that, too, esp. on the weekends. It's deer-hunting season now, right?JM, it was another not-good-at-all game. One great thing, though, is that Alford had 2 interceptions! :)mnjrfan, we don't have a ton of leaves to clean up today, but some. We have a guy come every other Monday, and that's today. He'll mow the grass and take care of our leaves. :) I used to watch some hockey when the Flames were in Atlanta, but, alas! They are now in Calgary. I don't watch much hockey at all now. attitash, you didn't do too bad on your picks this week.org, yesterday was NOT a good day for the Falcons either, and what's got me nervous is I believe they play the Packers, too! :(Lighting, yeah, bad game for the Falcons yesterday. :(scout, nice that you can work from home. :) As for your yard....all the leaves are off the trees?TUrtLE, oh, dear! What a way to take a test! LOLyankie, senile, and hmcsretired, thanks for stopping in!It's going to kinda be a busy day for us. First the yard guy will come and take care of things, and then hubby will be going with me to a consultation about some dental work I'm probably going to have done. That appointment is at 2:30 up near where Mom lives. Hope it's not too long. hmcsretired07 Champion Author North CarolinaPosts:5,303Points:996,380Joined:Mar 2011 Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 7:02:14 AM Good morning Claudie TUrtLE1625 Champion Author OregonPosts:715,486Points:4,234,340Joined:Mar 2003 Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 6:50:29 AM Good Morning Claudie,The blonde test taker.A blonde reports for her university final exam which consists of mainly true and false questions. She takes her seat in the examination hall, stares at the question paper for five minutes, and then in a fit of inspiration takes her purse out, removes a coin and starts tossing the coin and marking the answer sheet: true for heads and false for tails. Within thirty minutes she is all done, whereas the rest of the class is still working furiously.During the last few minutes, she is seen desperately throwing the coin, swearing and sweating. The moderator, alarmed, approaches her and asks what is happening."I finished the exam in a half hour," she replies. "Now I'm rechecking my answers."Happy Monday! scoutmaster Champion Author PittsburghPosts:97,106Points:3,852,340Joined:Mar 2003 Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 6:49:51 AM Got the shelf for the bathroom built. Gotta attach the molding and finish it. Also got the yard all cleaned up for the winter. Just a few garden items remain.They start on the new bathroom floor today! I'm working from home today and taking tomorrow off!Good morning Claudie~ Lighting10K Champion Author AtlantaPosts:265,370Points:3,772,155Joined:Oct 2003 Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 6:49:19 AM Good Morning Claudie {{{HUGS}}}Those Falcons stunk it up again. There 2 and 5 on the season.And they want a new stadium. Can't see a new place if there not wining.46° partly cloudy sky. Low 70'd today.Enjoy your Monday while having fun in Life................ senile1 Champion Author FloridaPosts:33,940Points:3,353,985Joined:Aug 2005 Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 6:07:15 AM mornin' Claudie org_elizard Champion Author GreensboroPosts:214,250Points:3,383,750Joined:Apr 2005 Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 6:00:49 AM On this date, in 1947, the U.S. House Un-American Activities Committee opened meetings about alleged Communist infiltration in the Hollywood film industry.Welcome to this day, Claudie! Yesterday was not a g00d day for the Panthers! attitash Champion Author OntarioPosts:46,796Points:3,736,310Joined:Jun 2004 Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 5:54:36 AM Good morning Claudie...cloudy day ahead with rain. High of 10°F/50°F. Driving to work this morning. Football picks over the weekend where 9 right & 5 wrong...lots of strange results! Have a great day. mnjrfan Champion Author Twin CitiesPosts:2,730Points:143,115Joined:Jul 2014 Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 5:43:24 AM Good morning Claudie and friends!I wonder what I should do today? LOLLeaves, leaves, leaves!Claudie, no football interest here. I'm a huge North Stars hockey fan, though! But they were sold to Dallas and now I'm a Wild fan. I'm such a North Star fan that, believe it or not, when the Met Center was imploded, my daughter and I vowed to never visit the MOA (Mall of America). That's what replaced the Met Center where the Stars use to played. Yes, my daughter has since broke her vow and I'm good with that, but I have not. I remain true and blue to my vow! And, I live 6 or so miles away from the mall! My wife use to think I was nuts! LOLHave a great day! Later JMBoykinII Champion Author ChattanoogaPosts:20,811Points:3,526,330Joined:Mar 2005 Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 5:23:47 AM Good morning, Claudie. We stopped at IKEA on yesterday, I was going to rush home to see the Falcons and I decided to pick up a dresser for Alex's room. I was sure that my stomach could bare to watch the Falcons. Well, we wait until next year for a winner. MidnightSun Champion Author New HampshirePosts:91,003Points:2,151,525Joined:Nov 2007 Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 1:31:43 AM Good morning Claudie!Ya skipped me yesterday. 1:37 AMEntertained myself playing StarCraft in the wee hours after my rounds and posts were completed. Later there was a problem with my internet connection. The modem kept resetting itself and was up running 2-3 minutes before another reset occurred. Phoned FairPoint, my ISP, and reported this issue. The tech gal tested the line and net from Texas and showed a major problem somewhere. Techs will test the line and come top the house tomorrow Kind of like this problem. It means a phone call to the biz office will get me a discount of half the usual months cost of $27.99 for 7 Mbps.Ate the last of the beef stew. Simmered some basmati rice, made Julienne carrots and green beans nuked in the Pyrex mixing bowl. Cooked two of the cod, ate one, and has the leftovers in the fridge.Will finish the cod, then make a crock dinner w/6-8 servings this week. Have lots of rice. Perhaps it is time for shrimp fried rice along w/a ton of veggies. Also thawed out a 1.5 lb pkg of ground pork sirloin roast. One year ago it was bought for$1.59 a lb. Dbl that these days.Went outdoors twice after the rain ended at 10 AM. Raw as could be. Damp to the bone. The temp was 39 (4C) at 10:30. At 12:30 is was barely better at 41 (5C), the high for the day. Going to have to get used to the coming deep freeze. Can hear lots of shots in the distance during the day. They are hunters firing their riffles during this now in full swing hunting season. The shots will ring out until December. Civil twilight is 6:38 AM EDT. Night is 6:23 PM. Sunrise: 7:07AM. Set: 5:53 PM.Length of day: 10h 45m. Length of visible light: 11h 44m. Tomorrow will be 2m 55s shorter.The temp is 38° (5°C), the high will be 51 (11°C) in partly cloudy skies.Have a pleasant day!              : ) yankiefrankie Champion Author AtlantaPosts:28,591Points:3,103,145Joined:Sep 2005 Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 12:41:23 AM Good morning y'all.... Robustus Champion Author GreensboroPosts:12,098Points:2,282,220Joined:Mar 2005 Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 10:56:48 PM Good evening Claudie!Feel really good after that relaxing but lazy day yesterday. However, I took Mom out after church this afternoon. I ended up doing what I mentioned I wanted to do yesterday. As usual, she enjoyed every minute of it! Claudie Champion Author AtlantaPosts:128,852Points:3,332,445Joined:Aug 2005 Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 9:10:51 PM Good evening, Silvrhand, yankie, and WKGaser!Good 'toons this Sunday! Thanks for sharing!yankie and WKGaser, thanks for stopping in!Time for me to sign out for the night.Good night, Buddies! WKGaser Champion Author British ColumbiaPosts:448,193Points:2,892,100Joined:Feb 2005 Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 9:04:21 PM good evening Claudie yankiefrankie Champion Author AtlantaPosts:28,591Points:3,103,145Joined:Sep 2005 Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 8:03:44 PM Good evening y'all....... Silverhand Champion Author PittsburghPosts:26,733Points:4,224,865Joined:May 2002 Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 7:27:31 PM Hello, Claudie! Sunday funnnies:For Better or For WorsePicklesPearls Before SwineGrand AvenueAgnesBaby Blues Have a great week! Claudie Champion Author AtlantaPosts:128,852Points:3,332,445Joined:Aug 2005 Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 5:38:10 PM Another Falcons loss makes for a sad afternoon for me. :(Hello, attitash, dickc49, kathybye, and SteelPenny!attitash, glad you got all the leaves raked today. Are there many more on the trees still? Yeah, not surprised about your picking the Falcons to lose. They didn't look good. dick, that's good that you can use the leaf blower extension to get the leaves out of the gutter. That's always a not-very-much-liked job around here, too. Hope you've been enjoying the football games!kathybye, glad you were able to sell a few of the items you wanted gone. Since you're cleaning out more closets, will you maybe have another yard sale or will you just give all the stuff to the Salvation Army?SteelPenny, alright! Congrats to WVU for getting into the Top 25 poll! SteelPenny Champion Author DallasPosts:36,861Points:3,204,715Joined:Sep 2005 Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 5:28:47 PM Claudie - According to what I read at USAToday.com in a coach's poll, Baylor dropped 9 spots from 4 to 13 and WVU moved up 8 places from nowhere to number 25. If I counted correctly, that means that 5 of the 10 schools in the BiG-12 are in the Top-25 football teams.