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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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Lighting10K
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2014 8:53:45 AM

Good Morning Claudie {{{HUGS}}}

So you going to first preseason Atlanta Falcon and Miami Dolphins
Football game? Next Friday. Just wondering...

How bout those temps! Was in the mid 50's this morning. Kinda cool for
this time of year. Be mid 80's today.

Enjoy your Wednesday while having fun in Life.............
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dilbert3333
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2014 8:43:35 AM

Happy hUMp Day!!!
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sandipaws
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2014 7:57:55 AM

Good morning Claudie,
Hope your day goes well and will keep my fingers crossed too that all goes well for you mom! Have a wonderful Wednesday! {{Hugs}}
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senile1
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2014 7:46:16 AM

mornin' Claudie
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2014 7:27:52 AM

Good morning, HappyHiker, SteelPenny, Robustus, Farful, yankie, HouHrl, Dino, MidnightSun, JM,hmcsretied07, TUrtLE, grmoore, and scout!

HappyHiker, I see your team won. :( Good for them.

SteelPenny, he's actually moving farther west then St. Louis....almost go straight west to Columbia, MO, and then south; it's a town south of the Lake of the Ozarks.

Robustus, glad you got to see both of your parents. You know, about your mom and visiting...I have found, with my mother, that's it's not necessarily how long you stay, but that you visit, even if it's for a short time. That means so much to them. :)

Farful, knowing Son, he will be checking in every few hours or so to let me know where he is. That always makes me feel better.

Dino, thanks for today's music! Have fun on your trip to the zoo!

MidnightSun, it is a wonderfully cool morning here...58° and a dew point of 54°! Whoo hoo!

JM, the 2nd or 3rd weekend of August (to meet) will probably be alright.

TUrtLE, oh, cool story about the zoo guy getting those eagle babies. :) Will check in TL later.

grmoore, have a nice dinner with your daughter! Any special place picked out?

scout, congrats on doing so well in the dancing! How far up do the levels go?

yankie, HouHrl, and hmcsretired, thanks for stopping in!

Son is moving back to central Missouri today (he lived there with Alhana back in 2007...for a year...and has gone back and visited a good friend of his just about every year since then). He'll be finishing getting his truck loaded up shortly and then he'll be off. After he leaves, hubby and I will be getting ready to go have breakfast at the Senior Center. THEN I'll be going to do my errands for the day, including going to Mom's, going to the grocery store, and going to a couple of other places. I should make it home by noontime. :)

I am soooo hoping for a good protimes/INR report (for mom) from the doctor's office. Keeping my fingers crossed on that one.

[Edited by: Claudie at 7/30/2014 7:30:35 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2014 6:46:37 AM

Last night we were checked out of the Bronze 3 level for Bolero and Cha Cha. Next week we should be checked out of Rumba at the Bronze 3 level!

Good morning Claudie~
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grmoore
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2014 6:39:43 AM

Greetings Claudie/friends:

Happy Wednesday! 60 degrees this morning.

The cooler weather is nice (surprising for July!) so our walk last night was quite enjoyable.

Tonight we have dinner plans with our daughter. This is our last free Wednesday for a while as rehearsals start again next Wednesday.

Training went well yesterday.

Off to start the day.

Have a great day all!
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2014 6:38:12 AM

Good Morning Claudie,
Let us know in TL how everything went today after you make it back home.

Zoo scientist repels down 70 foot cliff to help save eagle chicks.

A contaminant specialist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has been investigating lead in nestling golden eagle chicks to determine whether their parents might be bringing home lead-tainted prey items for breakfast.

Obtaining that information has been no easy task. Golden eagles nest in high-up, hard-to-reach places like treetops and cliff sides. To reach the nests, field technicians must either rappel down or climb up — and they need to be quick about it since adult eagles will fly off, leaving their chicks unattended until the human visitors have left.

A conservation scientist at the Oregon Zoo with extensive mountaineering experience, was an ideal candidate to help.

For the study, the team has obtained blood samples from more than 100 golden eagle chicks at 60 nest sites in central and eastern Oregon. None of the samples has been tested yet, but he expects to have results by December.

Here is a close up of two of the chicks.

HHD
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hmcsretired07
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2014 6:16:00 AM

Good morning Claudie
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JMBoykinII
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2014 4:52:22 AM

Good morning, Claudie. I am thinking on meeting on the second or third weekend in August, I will keep you posted. And yes, we are looking forward to our coffee meeting at Waffle House.
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2014 3:05:41 AM

Good morning Claudie!

It got to 68°. More of the same today. Had the windows and doors opened throughout the day. It was Great!

Watched an intense episode of "The Greatest Tank Battles in History". In October of 1973 Syria launched a sneak attack on Israel in the Golan Heights.

A few outnumbered tanks manage to hold off an invasion of overwhelming size in one of the greatest tank battles ever waged. On streaming Netflix. 5/5 stars.

Got to read the May issue of Outdoor Photography that has the annual Landscape Special. Lots of action shots in sports, travel, wildlife and scenery.

Went out at 10 AM to perform lots of garden maintenance. The rain we had, 1.43 inches in 24 hours and 5.88 for the month grew the lawn veggies flowers and the weeds.

Concentrated getting the weeds out. Also one of my beef steak tomato plants keeled over due to the extra weigh if rain. Needed to push the 5' wire cage in the soil deeper and prop out the sides w/wood.

Mowed the last half of the lawn. The soil was so saturated that at times my steps squeezed out water. The wheels sank nearly 1" in those areas as well. It was fun to cut it in temps of just 61° (16°). Truly a no sweat experience.

Finished the lawn just in time for the Recycle Center to open at its noon to 5 PM time on Tuesdays. Brought the glass, tin cans, mags, paper and a collapsed metal chair to the transfer station.

Returned home instead of going to town and spending money. Watched the pilot show of the first Star Trek from 1966. Did not know Majel Barrett, the voice of all the computers in the 4 separate series, Lwaxana Troi in The Next Generation and the wife of series creator Gene Roddenberry in real life and Leonard Nimoy were the only two of the original cast in episode 1. Am a Trekker, all of them, from Day 1.

Civil twilight is 4:57 AM EDT. Night is 8:47 PM.

Sunrise: 5:30 AM. Set: 8:13 PM.

Length of day: 14h 43m. Length of visible light: 15h 50m. Tomorrow will be 2m 19s shorter.

The temp is 49° (9°C) with the high to be 73° (23°C) in beautiful clear skies.

Have a fabulous day!

              : )
 
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2014 2:18:19 AM

Good morning Claudie

New Martinsville got the worst of it and there was a confirmed tornado in Ritchie county southeast of us. Middlebourne was spared the worst of it and thankfully no fatalities.

Busier night so I'm making my rounds here a little bit later.

First of all, a big happy 11 birthday to my Stepson, Dylan today. Mrs. K came up with his name from a character on Beverly Hills 90210, one of her favorite shows in the '90s.

Secondly, because of his birthday, I'm taking a couple of nights off to join them on a trip to the zoo in Pittsburgh so this is my last set of rounds until Friday evening. With that in mind, I'm doing a surprise edition of Dino's Jukebox this morning.

This week's edition of Dino's Jukebox features another band from across the pond as the cliche goes. This band comes from Birmingham, England and is headed by Jeff Lynne who has produced all of their material from the time they formed in 1970. He, along with former member Roy Wood, formed the band to accommodate their desire to create modern rock and pop songs with classical overtones. Tonight's song was a B Side to the band's US single "Sweet Talkin' Woman" released in 1978. The backward vocals you hear at the beginning of the song are as follows:

"The Music Is Reversible, but time is not.
Turn back, turn back, turn back."

This is one of my favorite bands from the '70s and was the #40 tune on my Ultimate Top 40 countdown from 2011.

E - Electric Light Orchestra - "Fire On High"
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HouHrl
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2014 1:48:14 AM

Good night, Claudie & Co.!
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2014 12:23:17 AM

Good morning y'all...
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Farful
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 11:41:38 PM

Good night Claudie and All!
 
Claudie, Thank you! Nice to win some prizes from the casino. Dinner at Biaggi's was excellent. Mrs. Farful had shrimp while I had the pork chop entrée. The seminar speakers did well too.
 
Hope and pray that your Son has a safe trip back to central Missouri. Sounds like a busy day ahead for you. Hope that you enjoy breakfast with your Hubby and everything turns out fine.
 
That would really be good if you find some great discounts for groceries Wednesday also. Keeping my fingers crossed for satisfactory pro-times numbers for your Mom.
 
Have a restful night!
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 9:41:38 PM

Just missed ya Claudie! I hope you have a good night!

Anyway, a little catching up since yesterday's post.

First, my dad arrived and started honking outside in my driveway as I was finishing my post in the Cafe.

I got outside and he was nice to bring me a sandwich from Jimmy John's. I hurried up and gobbled it up and got dressed while he somehow patiently waited outside.

Then, I took off with him. Unfortunately, I gave in and went to my store and got his "precious" Diet Coke for him. At least he drove all the way out there. Then, I was still hungry. So, we went down the road to Sheetz (yes, the place who I applied to work in their "warehouse.") I like their chicken wings which they call "Schwingz." If you like Dr Pepper, then you might like the BBQ sauce you can get on them.

Anyway, after that little trip, we headed cross town to my mom's place, but stopped at Wendy's to grab a baked potato and chili for her. I had to bring it in to her, but it gave me a chance to visit. It seemed like I had a good time, but short since my dad was waiting outside. It ended up being emotional when I left. I reached down and gave her a hug. Then a few minutes later, she asked me to bend down again. Then, she hugged me again and yelled out "Don't go!"

As I got back in my dad's car, she called me up on the way home. I asked about what "that" was all about. She said that she didn't want me to leave and wanted me stay with her. She cried and admitted she missed me. I told her I'll be back out tomorrow (today.)

Anyway, to wrap things up. My dropped me off at my place and then I had to go all the way back to my dad's place. I threw those work clothes in his washer. Then, unfortunately, it got too late for the closest laundromat to be open to dry them. However, I still wanted to work out. So, I had to head all the way back out where we just at because the gym and the laundromat that is opened 24 hrs. is there. I did get my clothes dried and got a good workout! Felt so good working out that I didn't want to stop, but it was 11 when I got home.

That brings us to today. Back to work. Very, very slow business-wise. So, that quickly answered my question about the cut in hours. I didn't have the nerve to ask about them today. Plus, we just had the big inventory which we do every 6 weeks or every quarter, I forget which. I found out it wasn't good. My manager was off today leaving us with one of the assistants (co-managers.) But, I heard the "real" manager wasn't too happy. So, I'm interested to see how they're going to react to that. It was a pretty significant amount that was lost which I probably shouldn't tell how much due to company policy. Fortunately, due to the lack of business today, I wasn't sent home early, but sure looked like someone could very easily.

Last, I went back to workout after work. Today was my leg day. So, I do the machines that work on my legs. I definitely feel it today! I ended up only doing the bike for the cardio instead of 3 different things like last night. After I got done working out, I headed down to see Mom again. She was thrilled again to see me. I joked about what she said last night. But, she was very serious. I was worn out from the workout that I didn't stay long and her roommate had a guest.

So, it has been a "fun-filled" day and a half. Made both parents happy. Got a good workout. So, I am feeling pretty good. Sore physically, but good emotionally!
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 9:39:24 PM

Claudie - Best of everything for your son. I know a little about that Missouri place. Never worked there, but I used to change planes in St.Louis going northbound on Monday mornings to Decatur Illinois and again on Friday afternoons on my way back to Dallas. It was on Ozark planes. Think Ozark was gobbled up by TWA which in turn was consumed by AAmerican.
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HappyHiker
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 9:37:41 PM

Hi Claudie, I guess we'll be on opposing sides for the next few days as my Dodgers take on your Braves. Especially since we're both fighting to stay at the top of our divisions right now. Good luck, and may the best team (mine) win LOL.
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 9:01:20 PM

Time for me to sign out for the night.

Good night, everybuddy!
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 7:05:20 PM

Hello, attitash and Mrs. Wrench!

attitash, dew point is related to the humidity. I have trouble determining how wet/moist the air is when I see a humidity number b/c, to me, it's misleading. Anyway here's the scoop on dew point....what I just remember is that the closer that number is to 70°, the more uncomfortable it is. Today's dew point stayed around 60°, and even though the temp was about 85°, it actually didn't feel that bad. To also show you about humidity and dew point....one day, we had a humidity of 46%, which doesn't sound too bad, but the dew point was 70°, and it was awful outside!

Mrs. Wrench, 2 shots? Why not just 1? Hope they've made you feel better.

[Edited by: Claudie at 7/29/2014 7:06:22 PM EST]
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Wrench9765
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 4:23:04 PM

Hi Claudie, just a quick stop to say hello. Glad to hear all went well with your outing today.

This morning I had two shots in my back for the back pain, never had anything like that so will see how it works. Have to head out to the living room & rest some more before Wrench comes after me. Will stop back at a later time.
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attitash
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 4:13:11 PM

I assume the dew point is humidity. Dew point is not a topic in the north. Have a good night.
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 3:58:26 PM

Good afternoon, attitash and Scanman!

attitash, the cooler high temps will be here for several more days, maybe even into next Tuesday, though it might get a tad warm on Thursday. Can't tell (by looking at the 10-day forecast) what the dew points will be, though. That, to me, is a BIG thing.

Scanman, I'm already ahead of you in seeing the canna pix...already did. :) Now that you learned how to post pix in GB, I can't wait to see what they look like when they bloom! Soon? BTW, I put some pix at The Roost, too...of Alhana.
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Scanman
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 2:40:23 PM

Claudie..I've been talking about the Canna's lately and wanted to let you know I took some shots this morning of the progression and put a link back at the Roost if you're interested.
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 1:55:16 PM

Good afternoon Claudie....morning sun, afternoon cloud with a 40% chance of showers late in the afternoon. High a comfortable 21°C/69.8°F. Back to cycling to work today. Sure hope you nice temps are here to stay. I could not live with your heat & humidity. Have a great day.
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 12:54:54 PM

Back!

Well, I've actually been back since about 11:30, but I had to take care of 'stuff,' including having lunch. Done now.

Everything went great with me taking Mom to the doctor's office to get blood drawn for her monthly check and then the trip to the store. :)

Hello, senile, sandipaws, Scanman, dickc49, MusicTeacher, JM, Farful, and kathybye!

senile, thanks for stopping in!

sandipaws, no porch time for me this morning; I had to leave to take Mom out. Usually I can spend some time out there in the morning IF I don't go out in the morning. Hmmmm, maybe I can sit out on the porch later this afternoon.

Scanman, nice that you had a cooler nighttime temp, too. Really looking forward to those temps!

dick, oh, dear! An EF2 tornado on the ground for that long? <shudders> Baaaaad! :( Glad you didn't have much damage where you live. How far are you from Revere? Hope you get that outside work done today. This a a perfect day to be outside working!

MusicTeacher, hope you're able to get all your plans tasks done today.

JM, I am waiting patiently (NOT) for the UPS man to bring those tickets! Meeting again at the Waffle House will be a good place. :)

Farful, wow! You won some great prizes yesterday, esp. that hotel stay! Cool! Our hummers are thirsty, too. :)

kathybye, oh,dear! Not a good time for your AC to mess up. Hope you can get a better estimate today. Don't want to be too long without it. You go back to work tomorrow? Will the rest of the week be pre-planning days, too? Did you ever find out which days of the week you'll be working (it's 2 days/week, right?)?

<looks out the window to see if the UPS man is coming down the driveway>

[Edited by: Claudie at 7/29/2014 12:56:43 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 11:56:40 AM

I returned home from the family reunion trip; we had a great time!
The Nat'l. Air & Space Museum was fantastic and I took more than a few
pictures. One of the pics had hubby standing in front of the F4 that he flew when in the Air Force. Perhaps "down the road" the museum will have the F-16 hubby flew in Air Force. The F-35 was displayed similar to the airplane coming to Luke AFB; however, the move is "grounded" at present.

Hope your trip is fun, and your Mom's bloodwork is good, and that shopping is easy.

I return to work tomorrow.

Not certain if I mentioned our Lower level AC is non-functioning, and blowing hot air. First estimate was $700, so one more estimate today.
We may repair to allow us time to research units, seer ratings, etc. BIG Purchase as our system requires a gas heat insert, which I love.
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 11:54:44 AM

Good morning Claudie and All!
 
Claudie, Best wishes for good numbers for your Mom's appointment today. Hope you and your Mom have a nice shopping day at WM too.
 
Two hummers were at my nectar feeder yesterday. They sure were thirsty buggers.
 
Monday was a nice day for Mrs. Farful and me. Won some prizes at the casino "Disc Drop" and "Spin & Win" games. We have two free breakfasts and a $5 slot play coupon. Also won a free hotel stay too. Made reservations for free hotel stay for this coming Saturday. Attending a seminar dinner tonight at Biaggi's. It is one of favorite restaurants.
 
Happy TUrtLEifIC TERriFIC TUesDAY!
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JMBoykinII
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 11:40:14 AM

Hi Claudie. I will be in and out of Atlanta throughout the month of August, we can meet at the Waffle House for coffee. I will let you know my August schedule.
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 11:35:16 AM

Good Morning, Claudie ♫ So glad your day yesterday went smoothly with the Yard Worker showing up early and doing his tasks, which gave you the extra time to get all of your errands done in a timely manner.

I hope your day today with taking your Mom to the Doctor's Office for the routine blood test, which we hope will be normal, and to WM will go well. Hope you can enjoy some downtime with relaxing at your home porch swing afterward.

Regarding the figs we picked, most of them were ripe, but we picked some that were not ripe, so that they can ripen later on. The figs are a green variety.

Today I look forward to a full day of taking care of tasks as needed.

Have a Beautiful Tuesday!
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dickc49
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 11:17:11 AM

Good morning Claudie,

We were OK. No tree damage in the yard. We got a few gusts, but nothing much. The Revere tornado was an EF2 and on the ground for 2 miles and 4 minutes. It lead off the ABC national newscast. We have dew points in the mid 50's today and temps to run about 80. Dew points will fluctuate up a bit this week, but temps are supposed to go no higher than the mid 80's for the next week. Certainly a bit cooler than in past years. Personally I like it! Will look at cutting the back yard today and will finish that strawberry weeding. Then the outside work is caught up.
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Scanman
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 9:08:04 AM

Morin' Claudie..

LAst night it dropped into the 60's. Clear...Perfect night for the Hot Tub! AHHHHHH<
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sandipaws
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 7:56:04 AM

Good morning Claudie!

Our weather is quite cool this morning with lower humidity and lower dewpoint. Hope you have a good day with your mom and that all goes well for you today and that you get some porch time! Have a terrific Tuesday! {{Hugs}}
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 7:50:56 AM

mornin' Claudie
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 7:11:33 AM

Aaahhh! Such a gorgeous morning already! I can tell the sun's going to be out, but the best part is that the temp is 67° and the dew point is only 60°. It feels WONDERFUL! Already have all the doors open! The high today is supposed to be in the low-to-mid-80s. Another touch of Autumn in the middle of summer! :)

Good morning, Dino, yankie, MidnightSun, HouHrl, hmcsretire07, grmoore, scout, and TUrtLE!

Dino, I heard about all that bad weather up your way. Glad it didn't affect you much.

MidnightSun, gosh, lots more rain for you! We sure could use some of it. I like your predicted high temp for the day. :)

grmoore, no rain here yesterday either. I believe it was farther south of us, like down Macon-way. Hubby had to water his tomatoes, too.

scout, yes, 53° is waaaay too cool for July, but it'll warm up for ya later.

TUrtLE, hmmmm, lasagna's alright, I guess, but I really prefer spaghetti more.

yankie, HouHrl, and hmcsretired, thanks for stopping in!

I'll be taking Mom to the doctor's office this morning; it's already been a month (thank goodness), so it's time to get her blood checked again. Oh, man! Hoping for a good protime/INR reading! After that, I will take her to WM for her weekly shopping. Then it'll be on to home for me. :)

[Edited by: Claudie at 7/29/2014 7:13:17 AM EST]
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 6:41:33 AM

Good Morning Claudie and Friends,

Today is National Lasagna Day.

Lasagna, a wide flat pasta, is possibly one of the oldest pasta’s that there and is also a dish made with this type of pasta in several layers interspersed with layers of various ingredients and sauces.

* The origin of lasagna is debated with varying theories.

* Originally the word “lasagna” referred to the pot in which the dish was cooked rather than the food itself as it does today.

* Lasagna was featured in a 14th century England cookbook.

* Cartoon character Garfield’s favorite food is
lasagna.

Happy National Lasagna Day!
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 6:39:46 AM

It's 53° outside! This would be nice for October but way too cold for July!

Good morning Claudie~
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grmoore
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 6:09:41 AM

Greetings Claudie/friends:

Happy Tuesday! 68 degrees this morning. The forecasted rain didn't arrive at my place. We had to water the grass in spots where we seeded.

In early today as I have training starting at 8:00 this morning. It will be another day of driving outside of my carpool.

We got in a nice walk last night before my call to China last night.

Off to breakfast and work.

Have a great day all!
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 5:52:51 AM

Good morning Claudie
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HouHrl
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 4:25:10 AM

Good night, Claudie & Co.!

Have a g,000,000d one!
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 12:54:33 AM

Good morning Claudie!

Enjoyed the casual, do little day. They are the best kind. Very relaxing ; )

Had very light, yet steady rain in the wee hours yesterday morning. At 8:15 AM the moderate rain arrived. Soon after the t-boomers started. Closed up and saved my work, shut the computer down, then unplugged the electricity to the pc and the modem. Also disconnected the phone line from the modem.

Decided to head back to Whitefield. Wanted to see if all my medical records were send from the former clinic. Had asked two weeks ago for some previous years lab results. They were waiting for me at the reception desk.

Stopped at that town's Subway for a breaky combo. $3 for a white egg, bacon (or ham) cheese and all the veggies. A 16 oz coffee is included. While inside the sky opened up and quarter dollar sized rain drops bounced off the pavement.

A wave of water poured down the paved road nearby. Could see a brook two inches deep flowing. Vehicles slowed down. Think the drivers all were worried about slipped down that road.

Visited my pal the meat mgr.When he came out of the meat cutting room He was asked by me, "How's your osmolarity?" He looked, squinted, and said How's my what?

Explained osmolarity is used to determine certain medical conditions, like the dissolved particles in urine. Read that on my newly rec'd Lab results and wanted to have fun.

Bought another pkg of the three fish cakes with potato as a filler. Liked it and it was also fully cooked in the cold case.The price was exceptionally low.

This store has fabulous low meat and fish prices, in general. Compared to Shaw's.

It rained steady mostly moderate from 8:15 until 2 PM. Then it rained lightly, finally stopping at 2:30. We rec'd 1.72 yesterday and so far 4.54" for the month. The sky became bright, saw blue patches, then the sun returned. Mostly cloudy this morning, then becoming partly sunny.

Civil twilight is 4:56 AM EDT. Night is 8:48 PM.

Sunrise: 5:29 AM. Set: 8:15 PM.

Length of day: 14h 45m. Length of visible light: 15h 52m. Tomorrow will be 2m 16s shorter.

The temp is 57° (14°C) with the high to be 70° (21°C) in partly cloudy skies.

Have a wonderful day!

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yankiefrankie
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 12:36:31 AM

Good morning y'all....
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Dino72
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 10:53:26 PM

Good evening/morning Claudie

You'll enjoy the videos. I can't quit playing them. Then again, I think that's just the proud poppa in me.

Got a link to pass along to you in regards to last night's storm. The report deals with the New Martinsville area that got hit. The Valley Towing that you'll see I pass by going to and from work every day. It got the roof ripped off of it. The news story runs about a minute. The National Weather Service is calling it straight line winds and not a tornado. Other's involved disagree.

New Martinsville Storm Damage
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 8:54:10 PM

Time for me to sign out for the night.

Good night, everybuddy!
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 4:26:32 PM

Hiya, Robustus!

Oh, boy! I know it's tempting, but you need to stay on the same kind of sleep schedule so you don't stay up too late on your off days; makes you feel too tired the next day. :(

I think that would be a good idea, you getting back to visiting your mo and working out. You always say how much better you feel once you DO work out. Hope you get to go visit your dad. If you do, don't take him any food unless it's healthier.
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Robustus
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 2:20:07 PM

Good afternoon Claudie,

Off work again, as I mentioned yesterday. Did turn over and saw it was 9:15. Tried to stay up so I can get adjusted to being up at that time. Unfortunately, I climbed baked into bed about 11 and fell asleep until about 20 minutes ago!

Anyway, trying to figure out what to do while the time is ticking away. I know one thing is to definitely get back out to see my mom. I also really want to get back and sticking to working out again. I miss how good I felt when I did so. It seems like lately when I start back at it, something pulls me away. Hopefully, not this time!

Last, I might be persuaded to visit my dad, too. I am not excited about coming over since all the demands he wants. But, I want to throw in my work clothes in the washer over there. I don't want to spend money at the laundromat for two shirts and a pair of shorts.

I guess I better get going.
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 12:57:58 PM

A good, good morning!

The yard guy came a little after 8 (he texted me that he was coming, since I let him know last night he could come earlier, if he wanted to, b/c of the predicted high temp) and was done by about 9:45. I immediately took off (and out) and completed 5 short-and-sweet errands; I was home by 11:15 myself. :)

<pumps fist>

YES! Done! :)

Hello, sandipaws, jjdm, Farful, dickc49, MusicTeacher, and attitash!

sandipaws, it's been a good day today!

jjdm, wow, interesting wedding! Ana was a beautiful bride! Will she be continuing school with you and her sister in the Fall? Speaking of that, when does the Fall semester start?

Farful, Alhana's mother has accepted my Skype request and all is ready to go. :) I'm glad to have everything done now b/c it is HOT outside! 91° with a dew point of 71°! Oppressive! :(

dick, whew! Glad the tornado went over you guys. Hope things aren't too bad in Revere. Did you get a lot of tree debris all over your yard?

MusicTeacher, nice-looking cactus flowers. :) Hmmmm, that's a lot of figs you'all picked. Did you say they they weren't ripe yet? Will they ripen anyway, now that they're off the tree?

attitash, yes, relief IS in sight for us, starting later today/this evening. A front is supposed to go through and drop the temperature AND the dew point! Yay! Tonight's low is supposed to be about 63°, whereas it was 76° this morning when I got up! Ugh! Highs for the next few days...low-to-mid-80s. :)

[Edited by: Claudie at 7/28/2014 1:00:07 PM EST]
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attitash
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 12:21:04 PM

Good afternoon Claudie.....overnight rain continued through the morning. Cloudy now with a 40% chance of more rain high 20°C/68°F. Must be getting older as the thought of getting wet had me drive to work. Any relief in sight for your temps & humidity? Have a great day.
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MusicTeacher
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 12:06:33 PM

Good Morning, Claudie ♩ I am glad you got to see your Son, his family, and your Granddaughter Alhana this morning! It's too bad they have to live too far away from all of you. I hope the Skype will work well for all of you to keep in touch.

I hope your Yard Keeper shows up as expected, and you will be able to do your errands afterward. I also hope your Daughter's return to work at school goes well!

Thanks for the comments about the fig picking! That tree was so loaded with fruits, we filled up two plastic shopping bags with many figs! There are still many more figs that we look forward to picking on August 9th.

Today my Mom and I will celebrate one of my Mom's best friends, Mrs. P's Birthday, along with my Mom's other Co-Worker Friends, at a Restaurant in Artesia, CA. Tonight I have one Violin Student to teach. I look forward to doing tasks and errands as needed during my unscheduled hours.

Last night I photographed our Dragonfruit Cactus Flowers #3 and #4! They bloom at night and die in the morning. But we are looking forward to enjoying their sweet fruits a few months from now.

Have a Wonderful Monday!
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dickc49
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 11:17:48 AM

Good morning Claudie,

Well, an interesting morning around here. We had a Tornado warning. Looks like the city of Revere got hit by it. They are about 8-10 miles south-west of us. The storm headed north-east, more or less right over us, but no damage. Reports from Revere are many trees down and some cars flipped over. That sure made for one interesting morning. HMMM, run to the basement or wait for noise, then run downstairs? Stayed on the main floor watching the weather, and out the back windows. Maybe not the safest, but more interesting!
I will do some inside chores today. While the sun is now out, its VERY wet out. It really rained hard. Some street flooding from the storm. I have inside things I can do today. Yes, I have been trying to concentrate on backlogged things over the last few days and have been able to knock a few off my list, or get some close to knock off. Will try for more today.
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