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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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yankiefrankie
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 5:00:36 PM

Good afternoon y'all.......
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 4:10:07 PM

Good afternoon, HappyHiker, attitash, Mrs. Wrench, and jjdm!

HappyHiker, yay! So glad your sister will pick you up after your library stint and take you to get your car. Walking 2 miles isn't that bad, but it IS when the temp's so high.

attitash, yes, sounds like you have a great day to be outside! Here? Not-so-great...temp is 90° and the dew point is 70°. :(

Mrs. Wrench, LOL! I've done the same thing when I have gone into the store, esp. the grocery store. I always make a list, but usually find more things! <shakes head> Hope you get to go to your granddaughter's birthday party tomorrow.

jjdm, whew! All that going back and forth to the basement at the store must have been rough on your legs! Thank goodness you weren't carrying anything TOO heavy!

[Edited by: Claudie at 7/25/2014 4:10:58 PM EST]
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jjdm
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 2:11:20 PM

Good afternoon, Claudie! Yep, they should be back in Florida sometime tonight.

Today’s Picture:
Bowling

Yesterday I worked a grocery shift at Barney’s. There was lots of work to be done and not enough help. After work, I made chicken alfredo for dinner.

For the full update, visit my home below! ↓ look down

My Home!

Good day!
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Wrench9765
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 1:49:03 PM

Good afternoon Claudie, glad your shoe shopping went well & that you met your hubby for lunch along with your daughter, Emma & Jake. I can't believe your school is starting already. Ours doesn't start until Sept.Haven't stopped by in a while so thought it was time to pop in & say hi to you.
Stayed in yesterday & did some house cleaning. Ran out this morning for a quick breakfast than to WM, had 4 things on my list & came out with a $60.00 + bill. I ahve a habit of picking up things that are not on the list but they are things we need. Tomorrow a local church is having a chicken BBQ, we may go to it but not sure yet because if our GRD come down to her fathers they will have a late birthday party for her, she was 13 on the 3rd but her step mother was in France for a couple weeks.
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attitash
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 1:22:56 PM

Good afternoon Claudie...a pleasant, sunny day with a high of 25°C/77°F. Played some golf during the morning hours & will spend the rest of the day outdoors...way to nice to be inside! Have a great day.
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HappyHiker
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 12:55:53 PM

Hi Claudie, I will already have walked 5 miles by the time I get to the library. I called my sister and she'll pick me up at the library at 5PM and drive me the 2 miles to the mechanic's. So glad I won't have to walk that after working my shift, especially since temps will probably still be in the 90's at that time.

I'm glad your shopping trip went well. Enjoy your afternoon "IN."
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 12:50:57 PM

Wnew! Back! Thank goodness the shoe-shopping didn't take as long as I was thinking, even though the outlet mall WAS kinda busy. We got Jake and Emma each a pair of tennis shoes and Emma a pair of sandals; Jake decided he didn't need/want sandals this year, which was alright by me since the selection was not a lot.

Then we met hubby at a local place for lunch, and now here I am, IN for the rest of the day! :)

Hello, TUrtLE, HappyHiker, and MusicTeacher!

TUrtLE, yup! Plans change that fast in teaching, too; how well I remember! Maybe that's why I can so easily change my plans at an instant's notice. Ya think?

HappyHiker, hope your walk back from the mechanic and then the walk to the library don't wear you out too much. Hoping, too, that your sister can pick you up later at the library. How far is the library from the mechanic's garage?

MusicTeacher, just wondered...how do you learn about the job fairs?
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MusicTeacher
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 11:16:49 AM

Good Morning, Claudie ♪ Have a good and productive day of doing tasks and preparing for your family gathering this weekend!

Thank you for your kind words for my visit with Malene at yesterday's Job Fair. It was especially nice that the Job Fair was close to home in my hometown, unlike the other two that were far away from home. If another Job Fair comes up in my hometown while I am still actively job searching, I will definitely attend it too if I am available on that day. It is a hassle attending the ones too far away from home. Unfortunately the job offerings at Job Fairs are not always good ones. But it is always good to have the opportunity to meet Employers in person.

Thank you for the congrats on my Mom's Farmer's Market prize winnings!

Today I look forward to a full day of doing tasks and errands as needed. Tonight I have three Students to teach.

Have a Beautiful Friday!
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HappyHiker
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 10:46:56 AM

Hi Claudie, it was a real scorcher yesterday at 104. I took an early walk today to beat the heat but I'll have to be out in it later. I'm taking my car in for a 100,000 mile service, so I'll walk the 1 mile home from the mechanic's garage. Then I'll walk another mile to work at the library, but I'm hoping to get my sister to pick me up there in the late afternoon to take me to get my car back. I hope you have a great day.
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 10:28:37 AM

Claudie, plans change...just like teaching. As you know, you have to be flexible.
Hope you all have a good time and find what you're after.

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Claudie
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 10:26:40 AM

Wow! Talk about my day plans changing!

I figured I'd be home, finishing up 'things,' and then maybe go to lunch somewhere with hubby. Not now!

I'm going school-shoe shopping with Daughter and the kids, probably at the local outlet mall. It HAS to be today b/c of my plans for the weekend days and the fact that Daughter goes back to work/school on Monday. So here we go!

Depending on the time, we might ALL go out for lunch now!

Whew!

Good morning, fliper, dickc49, and Farful!

fliper, as you can see, boy! Have my plans changed!

dick, hope you're able to get some outside work done today. That dew point sounds wonderful! Ours is still up in the high 60s. :(

Farful, I changed the hummingbird food, too; yesterday, in fact. I also moved the feeder so it was in a not-so-sunny place. That sure has seemed to help. Lucky you, getting the rain. It seems to be missing us again. :(
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Farful
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 10:07:28 AM

Good morning Claudie and All!
 
Claudie, Hope that you finish up your tasks and activities. Nice to relax and spend time with family this weekend.
 
Put out fresh nectar for hummingbird. Glad that he is showing up more.
 
Finally getting a productive gentle rain to help the lawn and garden. Am thankful for that.
 
TGIF!
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dickc49
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 9:58:48 AM

Good morning Claudie,

We have some cooler drier weather for today. Dew point is down to 52. Too bad it will not last. Today is a day to go out in the yard and figure out what I want to do. Have a few different things I can do, it will depend on what my back want to let me do. ITs been acting up a bit too much for my liking. I have a neurologist appointment for August 6, will ask them then what course of action I should take in getting it looked at.
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fliper
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 9:17:00 AM

Good Morning Claudie - hope you've planned a nice day. We missed the rain too.
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 9:09:04 AM

Good morning, grmoore, sandipaws, dilbert3333, and Bus Jockey!

grmoore, waaaaah! The rain missed us again! :( Sure was hoping for some! I know you're glad to be working from home today, esp. with Friday afternoon traffic. Ugh! :(

sandipaws and dilbert, thanks for stopping in!

Bus Jockey, yes, a nice sunny weekend coming up, but hotter temps for us. Maybe the hottest temps of the summer, they say. :(
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Bus Jockey
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 8:06:45 AM

Good Morning Claudie!
Looks like a nice weekend coming up.
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dilbert3333
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 8:02:31 AM

TGIF!!
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sandipaws
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 7:44:21 AM

Happy Friday Claudie. Have a great day! {{Hugs}}
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grmoore
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 7:39:07 AM

Greetings Claudie/friends:

Happy Friday! 70 degrees this morning.

I am teleworking today so no commute woes to plague me. Speaking of traffic, yesterday afternoon's commute was horrible with the rain and other maladies; it took me 90 mins to travel 29 miles.

My wife and I enjoyed our calendar coupon milkshake with dinner at Truett's Grill last night. When we return home we got in a walk before the rains returned. The rain cooled things off a bit so it was a rather comfortable walk.

Off to breakfast and start the day beginning with an 8:00a call to Ethiopia.

Have a great day all!
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 7:28:35 AM

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

Dino, thanks for today's selection from Dino's Jukebox. :)

MidnightSun, whew! I tried to read that selection about SVT! Lots of technical stuff! :) Too bad about your cancelled oral surgery; I know you want to get that and the hip surgery taken care of soon.

JM, I was hoping to get the Falcons' tickets this week, but no such luck. Maybe next week.

TUrtLE, :)

scout, happy birthday to your son! Thanks for the Friday music. :)

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

[Edited by: Claudie at 7/25/2014 7:29:18 AM EST]
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senile1
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 7:12:26 AM

mornin' Claudie
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 6:42:24 AM

It was my son's birthday!

It's iPod Friday!

Show Your Power by Petra is playing!

Have a great weekend Claudie~
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 6:41:45 AM

Good Morning Claudie and Friends,
Photo of begonias from Kim Carlson, posted on the County web site.

Continuing:
I have more blonde jokes that I will share, but there may be a brief hiatus.
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One day, while a blonde was out driving her car, she ran into a truck.
The truck's driver made her pull over into a parking lot and get out of the car.

He took a piece of chalk and drew a circle on the pavement. He told her to stand in the middle and not leave the circle.

Furious, he went over to her car and slashed the tires.

The blonde started laughing.

This made the man angrier so he smashed her windshield.

This time the blonde laughed even harder.

Livid, the man broke all her windows and keyed her car.

The blonde is now laughing hysterically, so the truck driver asks her what's so funny.

The blonde giggles and replies, "When you weren't looking, I stepped out of the circle three times!"

Have a Fantastic Friday!
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hmcsretired07
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 6:11:04 AM

Good morning Claudie
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JMBoykinII
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 5:34:51 AM

Good morning, Claudie. What I do remember, the best ride seemed to go on forever, yes it was a long ride. It takes three hours to drive, it took the bus probably 5 hours.
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 4:51:16 AM

Good Morning Claudie!
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 2:15:37 AM

Good morning Claudie!

No more bare spots on the lawn or in the wildflowers. Newsprint is ideal to keep the seeds in place. Keeps the sun from drying out the soil and the birds from eating the seed.

Loved the low of 59° (15°C) Wednesday night. Had the windows open all night and the front door open part way. A ceiling fan in my bdrm cranked in the cool air from outdoors. Temp indoors dropping to 64° (18°C), perfect for my house plants.

Left early and took the fireroad the last half of the journey to Littleton. Bought were lemons 2/$1, limes 4/$1, giant heads of green lettuce $1.18 ea, avocados 98¢ ea, green bean $1.38 a lb, bing cherries $2.49 a lb, 40 cukes ¢ ea, and baby bella 10 oz for $2.25

Passed on grapes at $2.38 a lb. Mainly as lots are left over from last week. The bags are big at 2.5-3 lbs. Will only buy 1-1.5 lbs in the future.

Returned home to put the produce away. Then checked all the plants for damage from the t-storm the early evening before. No plants or even the flowers were damaged.

Mowed the lawn in the most pleasant conditions. Finished half of the 1.5 acres. Humidity was 48% w/the dew point a gentle 52° (11°C). In fact it was a superb day w/the high a pleasing 73° (23°C) and the wind 4-8 mph (6.5-13 kph).

Drove to the P.O.for the first time this week. In the mail was the requested Zio Heart Monitor results and a letter from my PCP dated 4 days ago. My heart randomly goes fast for brief intervals with a condition know as Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). Will talk to the doc about it during my appointment in 1 week. Not worried at all.

The oral surgery was cancelled as the anesthesiologist can not work next week. It was scheduled for Wedhe 30th at 8 AM. This will also delay my hip surgery for another month. Am disappointed in the continuing delay.

Civil twilight is 4:51 AM EDT. Night is 8:53 PM.

Sunrise: 5:25 AM. Set: 8:19 PM.

Length of day: 14h 54m. Length of visible light: 16h 02m. Tomorrow will be 2m 02s shorter.

The temp is 46° (16°C) with the high to be 78° (24°C) in clear skies.

Have a delightful day!

              : )
 
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Dino72
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 11:08:19 PM

Good evening/morning Claudie

They played two different teams. The second team was the team they got their only win from last Winter. Saved the best for last... again.

Time now for Dino's Jukebox. This week's selection comes in mind with the birthday girl in mind as this is one of Mrs. K's favorite groups. It's been one of mine for a long time as well dating back to the late 1980s.

They got their start practicing in an old warehouse in Sheffield, England releasing their first EP in 1979 selling a modest number of copies. They would refine their sound and go through a few lineup changes through the early '80s releasing three more albums. Tragedy struck the band when their drummer lost his arm in a car accident New Year's Eve 1984. When they thought they'd need to find another drummer, Rick Allen said since he couldn't play with his left arm, but could play with his left foot. If you see them in concert, you'll see a one armed drummer with a specially designed drum kit he plays with his feet. And he plays it well.

When we got into the 1990s, the rock scene was changing direction and the band did the same thing turning to alternative styles of music as opposed to the powerful arena pop rock sound they embraced throughout the 1980s which brings up tonight's jukebox selection. You'll find this song on their 1994 release Retro Active and has a mellow sound to it hopefully will enjoy.

D - Def Leppard - "Two Steps Behind"
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 9:11:03 PM

Not a busy night tonight, so it's going to be an easy clean-up. Yay!

Good night, everybuddy!

<takes a rag out of a bucket and starts to wipe down table and chairs, humming the whole time>
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 4:41:00 PM

It just now started to sprinkle. Hope we get some good precip outta this system.

Good afternoon, attitash and Farful!

attitash, it was sunny here, too until about 15 minutes ago. Now it's clouded over and the temp is beginning to drop a little. As for the Blue Jays' game...whoa! They won BIG...8 to zip. Boy, I know a NH guy that will NOT be happy!

Farful, I like that you can play Bingo at Chic-Fil-A. We have one near us, but I don't know if they do that. Is that a weekly thing?
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Farful
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 4:03:42 PM

Good afternoon Claudie and All!
 
Claudie, Good price for grapes. Glad that your Hubby is happy.
 
Bingo at Chic-Fil-A was fun today. Did not win but Mrs. Farful won twice.
 
Have a thankful Thursday!
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 1:46:52 PM

Good afternoon Claudie....a sunny day with a high of 22°C/71.6°F...perfect day for me! Hope you get some relief of the humidity & temps soon. Nice pedal to work. Catching the Blue Jay game over lunch....Jays have a 3-0 lead over the Red Sox in the 3rd. Would like a bigger lead just in case! Have a great day.
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 12:56:59 PM

Hello, sandipaws, MusicTeacher, Lighting10K, Scanman, dickc49, jjdm, and Robustus!

sandipaws, it's been an alright day so far. :)

MusicTeacher, hope you get some good leads at today's job fair.

Lighting, sure am hoping these temps cool down some; lower dew points would be good, too.

Scanman, I read your rant. No wonder your BP is sky-high! I just cannot believe how M keeps taking things into his own hands, and, in my opinion, he's nowhere near capable! Advice...take a deep breath and try to relax. We don't want you having a heart attack or anything {{{{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}}}}

dick, you're lucky that you have been able to go back so far in your ancestry, but then I shouldn't be surprised; most of the people stayed right there in the area. I don't know exactly how far I've gotten hubby's family, but not that far back. :( There's a possibility of rain coming through this afternoon (a new 'cold' front), so hubby needs to get outside and pick some of his cherry tomatoes.

jjdm, that's nice that you and your mom went for another meal with your aunt, uncle, step-sister, and grandmother (Red Lobster). So good to see everybuddy now getting along. So they should be on their way back home to Florida now, right? That sure is a long drive.

Robustus, hope you get to go see your mom today. Seeing that you DID get up early, it's a good opportunity.

[Edited by: Claudie at 7/24/2014 12:59:34 PM EST]
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Robustus
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 12:03:45 PM

Hi Claudie,

Some reason I wasn't able to sleep in as long as I wanted to today. Maybe, that's a good thing so I can get up and go out and see Mom today.

As for Dad, he sure seems like a lost cause. As the saying goes, "You can lead a horse to water, but can't make him drink."

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jjdm
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 11:18:51 AM

Good morning, Claudie! Thanks for your comments on my update!

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Family Lunch Pt. 2

Since my last update, I’ve worked two grocery shifts. Mom has had two shifts doing fruit cutting. I was able to catch up with Jeff on Tuesday night since we went on a nighttime drive together. Mom and I were able to go out to eat with family from Florida and Grandma at Red Lobster. Last night, Mom and I said our goodbyes to family from Florida.

For the full update, visit my home below! ↓ look down

My Home!

Good day!
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dickc49
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 10:57:11 AM

Good morning Claudie,

Found another common link with my wife. This is he third of fourth I have now found. Seems like I have to go to the tenth GGP level to find them. This one is through my Dad's side. The others have been through my Mom's side. Still trying to get her line back to the tenth GGP where it will go. She has less lines that go fully back than I do as it seems there are more later immigrants in her family. The later ones seem to be harder to track. I guess the older ones have garnered more interest for a longer time so more research has been done on them, so better on-line documentation is available. Want to take Ancestry as far as I can, then see about checking some sources to ascertain total accuracy, and also see if there are avenues to pursue data other than Ancestry and town halls. Will get there at some time.
Well, the front is coming through here now. We seem to have completely missed any of the rain darn it all. The nice line of T-Storms fell apart as it reached the coast last night, and the morning showers seem to have formed only over the states to the north of us. Was hoping for a lawn watering. Still have some threatening clouds, but the weather seems to think that nothing will come of them. On the bright side, I have some cherry tomatoes that are turning red. Only a very few right now, but its a start! Am sure I will soon have more than I can handle.
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Scanman
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 10:55:27 AM

Mornin' Claudie.

Blood Pressue rising and I had to rant back at the Roost. Wish I could take it back now..Some things should remain Private when it comes to a Nevet know when things can come back and bite you. But then thay say, The Truth never Hurt Anyone..
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 10:54:24 AM

Good Morning Claudie {{{HUGS}}}

Not too much going on. Just working around the house.

77° partly cloudy sky. Could see rain today. Just never know.
Saw some yesterday late afternoon but not in my area.
Looks like the next front that gose through will bring cool temps.
Upper 50's to low 60's at night.

Still watching B-ball and movies and Tour De France.

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

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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 10:47:43 AM

Good Morning, Claudie ♩ So glad you and your Husband had a good shopping day and you found an excellent deal on grapes! Yes, it is good idea to return and stock up on those rare deals! How nice that you had lunch out with your family afterward at Subway.

Enjoy your day today!

Thankfully my Mom and I had a nice Wednesday with Prayer Meeting, taking Juanita to visit her friend at the Convalescent Hospital, and doing errands afterward.

Today I will be attending and √ing out the Job Fair in my hometown. This evening my Mom and I look forward to attending the Farmer's Market. I look forward to doing tasks and errands as needed during the off hours.

Have a Beautiful Thursday!
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sandipaws
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 7:39:02 AM

Good morning Claudie,
Hope you have a great day! {{Hugs}}
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 7:27:07 AM

Whew! Such a crowd! :)

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

Dino, ooohhh, you're right! That first game WAS ugly. :( Did Emily's team play a different team (or the same one) for the second game? Happy birthday to Mrs. K!

MidnightSun, nice that you got that final bare spot all taken care of (where the blackberries used to be). Now there aren't any bare spots, right? Since bad storms arrived after you had planted all those seeds, will they get washed away, or will the wet news print keep them in place?

JM, was it a long bus ride (back in the day when your car died on you)?

grmoore, not only has it been hotter lately, but humid! Ugh! Supposedly some cooler, drier weather will be coming in for a few days.

scout, so was last night's visit to Piper's Pub a special occasion?

TUrtLE, :)

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

[Edited by: Claudie at 7/24/2014 7:28:39 AM EST]
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 6:53:03 AM

Good Morning Claudie and Friends,
End of the day photo taken by Dan Wollin.

Continuing:

An overweight blonde went to see her doctor for some advice. The doctor advised that she run ten miles a day for thirty days. This, he promised, would help her lose as many as twenty pounds. The blonde followed the doctor's advice, and, after thirty days, she was pleased to find that she had indeed lost the whole twenty pounds. She phoned the doctor and thanked him for the wonderful advice which produced such effective results. At the end of the conversation, however, she asked one last question: "How do I get home, since I am now 300 miles away?"

Have a Thankful Thursday!
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 6:36:57 AM

Took our son to Piper's Pub for dinner last night. Great food and great beer!

Yup it's a ballroom dance. An old one.

Good morning Claudie~
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hmcsretired07
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 6:14:06 AM

Good morning Claudie
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senile1
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 6:11:59 AM

mornin' Claudie
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grmoore
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 6:02:36 AM

Greetings Claudie/friends:

Happy Thursday! 72 degrees this morning.

In early, for an earlier departure outside of my carpool and a day full of meetings.

Got in a 3.5 mile walk last night; took water with me and was glad I did because it was hot!

Off to start the day.

Have a great day all!
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JMBoykinII
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 5:00:40 AM

Hi Claudie. I remember my Greyhound experience well, I had just started full time with my company, though I had worked with them for two years as an intern. My car was sick and my billfolder was near empty and I could not afford repairs on my car. So off to Knoxville, where I worked for 4 weeks before earining the necessary monies to repair my car and bring up my family. Those were the days.
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 2:28:10 AM

Good morning Claudie!

Guess it is time to stock up on grapes and pears at a good price. Limited bread intake, having more salads. No ice cream or pie.

Went outdoors at 7:45 AM to dig up the final bare section where the former wild blackberries grew. Naturally with removing all roots, rocks and soil never loosened before, it was a job that took longer than expected.

The pitchfork did the heavy work, then the steel rake did the fine turning. Hand broadcast the wildflower seed, added some composted dry manure over the seed, then used the back side of the yard rake to wiggle soil over the seed.

Added some water to soak that area, newsprint was laid over, then the newspaper was drenched. Added some small roots to hold the print down. Saw the seed planted beside this area 2-3 days ago is germinating wonderfully. Went to the bare spot the grouse dug in the first wildflower area.

My liquid scent the day before did a fabulous job of keep it from returning. Scraped up that 18" circular area with the yard rake, seeded it, then also eased the soil over the seed. Watered, covered it, watered the print, then added some stones to prevent the wind from moving it.

Watered the remaining plants and new spots in the lawn. Sweat soaked my t-shirt and rolled down my back and head. Worked 2.5 hours in the gardens. By 10:15 the temp had climbed to 81°, the humidity was 69%, with the dew point a nasty 68°. The high of the day was 87°.

By 1 PM heavy rain and t-storms let loose some miles north of me. Lots of yellow and plenty of red on the radar map indicated a very severe storm. Cold air arrived north of me. Temp dropped to 66°.

The clouds made the sky very dark. Then the wind arrived. Had 2 hours of thunderstorms, no hail, with large raindrops the size of quarters late afternoon into the evening. No power outages in my area

Civil twilight is 4:50 AM EDT. Night is 8:54 PM.

Sunrise: 5:24 AM. Set: 8:20 PM.

Length of day: 14h 55m. Length of visible light: 16h 04m. Tomorrow will be 2m 3s shorter.

The temp is 62° (17°C) with the high to be 76° (24°C).

Off to the market to find deals and for some light shopping.

Have a fantastic day!

              : )
 
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HouHrl
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 1:50:39 AM

Good night, Claudie & Co.!
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 1:35:15 AM

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