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jjdm

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Message Posted: Jun 20, 2010 11:52:20 AM

Welcome to my home!!!!!

Have a nice visit!

Thanks for visiting!!!
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 9:23:48 AM

Morning:
Sorry to hear that about Panera bakery as they opened here recently and l was looking forward to trying them. Of course lately it seems nothing is less than $10. Even our hamburgers recently were $10 and mine was very plain.

Love free and your coupon deal was a winner!
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 6:34:42 AM

Good morning Justin....a splendid day of sun ahead with a high of 9°C/48.2°F. Off to my sister`s today! Thanks for sharing the photos. Enjoyed viewing them. Have a great day.
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 5:10:04 AM

Good morning Justin!

Enjoyed your photos of the vaca. Like the wings your mom and you shared, your friends will go see a Sox game on May 30, and your mom and you visited your grandma. Nice her roommate was not grumpy on this day.

Interesting ravioli version of lasagna. Try it again w/fresh made, non cooked ravioli. One could make a layer each of the cheese, meat, and spinach ravioli. Will keep it mind.

Great you rec'd another raise and back pay for last weeks. The tuna crescents w/mac & cheese sound wonderful. Saw an ez recipe on Pillsbury that takes under 30 minutes. They sure do look good.

Our area saw a low of 20° (-6°C) yesterday morning. Forecast is for two more chilly mornings, perfect for the sugar maple sap to flow, and then a warm up. Hope that spring returns next week along with rain to melt the last of the snow and help thaw out the soil.

Enjoyed a brekky of the cod and shrimp with lots of veggies prepared yesterday. Carrots, Vidalia onions, and Sweet Twister™ peppers were added. Nice way to face the early morning at 2:30 AM.

The GB rounds went okay, the topics and posts were noticeably slower than usual. Several other sites were visited and tested using Speakeasy Speedtest. It accurately tests your download and upload speeds. Hope the mods iron out this site.

Played hours of BioShock. It is so pleasing to see the graphics on the 1080p 42" LED TV and hear the surround sound from my 10 y/o RCA sound receiver w/5 speakers and a powerful woofer. Saw that my last saved game was March 30, 2010, just over 4 y/a. That was when the XBox was last used, before this week.

Did not drive to see if the water in the CT River has receded. Know it will remain above flood stage until this afternoon. N.W.S. in Grey, ME says the water at 8 am yesterday was 18.6 feet. Flood stage is 17.0 feet.

The temp now is 31°F (-1°C), with the high to be 50°F (10°C).

Have a tremendous day!

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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 1:05:09 AM

BTW...is that Darth Vader's head on Jabba the Huts body?? LOL
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 1:00:38 AM

Thanks for sharing the pics! You are a busy fellow!
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 7:27:40 PM

Hi Justin -

Good to hear that they got your pay raise straightened out and gave you the back pay owed.

The big increase of customers at Al's is probably because of pre-Easter shopping. Because Easter moves around each year, the week before will not be the same week of the month each year.

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jjdm
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 2:31:21 PM

Good afternoon, everyone!

Today’s Pictures:
Grand Canyon Finale: Darth Vader

Time to Leave

Rest Stop in Arizona

Corvette

Their House

Crosses

On Tuesday afternoon, Mom and I had some errands to complete. While out, I stopped at Buffalo Wild Wings to pick up some Honey BBQ boneless wings. I had a $5 off coupon and a gift card, so I didn’t have to pay anything. :) And as usual, the food was good!! Later on, I worked 3 pm - 11 pm, in grocery. For the first hour, I filled the ice cream that was on sale (a real good deal too). Then Isaac and I faced the store from 4 pm - 9 pm. During that time, we had to help out front due to us being extra busy. We were 22% over the projected numbers. At 9 pm, I pulled expired sale tags and then put up the new window ad signs.

After work, Mom and I had breakfast for dinner. We enjoyed scrambled eggs, toast, and bacon. For a change I didn’t have any homework to work on, so I got to go to bed right after dinner. So I ended up getting about 8 hours of sleep. On Wednesday, I went to school around 10 am. In Philosophy, we learned about truth evaluations, truth tables, and the truth assignment test. Then we did practice problems in our group. I find the stuff to be pretty simple. In Interpersonal Communications, we got back our Journal Articles. I got a 25/25 on all four of my articles. :)) After that, we learned about jealousy in relationships.

For our lunch break, we went to the cafeteria. I brought a PB&J sandwich, Cheetos, a granola bar, and a Pepsi from home for lunch. After eating, I showed Marija, Ana, and Aaron my vacation pictures. Then it was time for our Geology lab. After taking the prelab, we learned about Earthquakes. Then we did our last lab for the class. After that, we went to the library and planned out a day when we could all go a Sox game together. We decided and bought the tickets. The four of us will be going to a game on May the 30th. :)

After that, Aaron left to go to work. Marija, Ana, and I worked on our Personal Finance homework and then took our quiz. I ended up getting a 20/20 on it. When I got back into town, Mom and I took care of a few errands and then went to try out a new restaurant in town. A few months ago, Panera Bread opened up. I ended up getting a half a Turkey and Bacon sandwich with a cup of chicken noodle soup. Mom got something similar. However, our bill came to $20!!! Way too expensive for a couple of sandwiches and soup, so we won’t be back.

Around 7 pm, Mom and I went to go visit Grandma. For a change, Grandma’s roommate was in a good mood and she joined in on our conversation and laughter. Usually the roommate gets angry whenever we come to visit Grandma. After visiting Grandma, we came home and I took care of a few things. I went to bed early, so I got plenty of sleep. At 6:30 am, I woke up feeling refreshed. After getting ready, Mom and I did our weekly grocery shopping at Al’s.

At 9 am, I went to work. I worked 9 am - 5 pm, on the U-Scans. It was a very busy day and we were up 25% compared to projections and up 64% compared to last year. Around 2:30 pm, Stacie took over for me to give me a break from the U-Scans. So I was in the office for the next hour. I spent the last 1.5 hours of my shift on register.

After work, I tried out a new recipe that one of my co-workers gave me. It was a quick version of lasagna. Instead of using lasagna noodles and meat, you just buy frozen raviolis. You layer the pan first with sauce, then raviolis, and then cheese. Repeat until out of ingredients. It only took 30 minutes to bake and preparation time was not much at all. It came out well, but you had that hint of frozen taste in the raviolis. This won’t be a regular recipe for me, but if I need something quick I would make it again.

I had a couple of things to take care of after dinner. Then I went over to Brittany’s place to hang out with Brittany and Davey. I brought my vacation pictures and they enjoyed seeing them. After hanging out with them, I came home and went to sleep. On Friday, I got my paycheck and saw that I did get that .24 cent raise in addition to the .26 cent raise I got last week. I also got back pay from last week. So that was good. :) After sorting through my money, I took care of some errands. Then Mom and I had our one meal for the day. We had tuna crescents w/ mac & cheese.

Thanks for stopping by everyone!
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 10:36:29 AM

{{{{hugs}}} Justin
See you next on Sunday!
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attitash
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 9:46:21 AM

Good morning Justin...wishing you all the best on this Good Friday. Morning cloud with light rain during the afternoon. High of 10°C/50°F. Outlaws over for dinner later today. Have a great day.
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 9:41:21 AM

Good morning, jjdm,

Have a great day!
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 5:38:52 AM

Good Friday greetings Justin!

Wishing you a holy w/e, with some time off.

Went outdoors early to do what was hoped to be over for 6 months. Brush snow off the windshield of the Dart and scrap the thick ice off the glass. The ice scraping took 15 minutes in 11 (-12°C) temps.

Melted snow turned to ice and was 2" thick. Very solid ice due to the unseasonably low temps the past two days. Needed to back up the Dart for a bit just to go forward. The gravel road was nicely plowed down to the surface.

Bought at the mkt were a new to me item. Sweet Twister peppers, inspired by flavour. Grown at Mastronardi Produce Ltd, Kingsville, ON. They are greenhouse Grown • Family Owned • 4th Generation, now in their 60th year. Truly sweet tasting peppers, that was $2 a lb.

Also bought were Mineolas 50¢ ea, asparagus for an unreal $1 (no typo) a lb, baby bellas 10 oz for $2.28, cukes for 40¢ and giant plastic shopping bag size heads of green lettuce for $1.50. Passed on $2.85 a lb grapes. Have produce remaining from last week.

Visited my pal the mgr at Rite Aid, then decided to pass on a trip to Subway, WM, and Shaw's Supermarket. Did stop at Parker's Mkt and Deli to get a slice of pizza. They have one of the few places where a ⅙ of slice of an 18" pizza can be bought starting at $2.50 (tax inc).

It has been months since my last visit. Told the young pizza baker gal that pizza could be smelled. Shoot she said and ran over to get a giant pizza oven spatula and removed the pie. It was well burnt around the edges. She gave the entire 18" cheese pizza pie for free. Thank you so very much!

Drove to Whitefield to see if my pal the meat mgr was working. Asked him if he and his co-worker wanted some slices of pizza free. They took two slices a piece and wrapped them up for lunch. No excellent deals on meat were found this week.

Drove around munching on slices of pizza and came across the CT River in flood water stage. There were barricades of red and white stripped signs that read Closed due to flood water.

Took about 40 pix of the river pouring over the CT River Hwy, Rt 135 nearly up to the top of the guardrail. Several homes beside the banks need a boat to leave or return, or wait the flood out.

The Official National Weather Service out of Grey ME had a Flood Warning extended until Saturday morning. "The Flood Warning continues for the Connecticut River near Dalton until Saturday morning."

At 12 PM Thursday the stage was 21.6 feet. *Flood stage is 17.0 feet.* The river will continue to fall to below flood stage by late tomorrow evening. Lots of pix were shot.

The low yesterday morning was just 10°F (-12°C). The temp now is 21°F (-6°C), with the high to be 52°F (11°C). Spring returns.

Have a delightful day!

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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 12:29:12 AM

Hey Justin! Hope you have an awesome weekend!
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attitash
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 12:45:57 PM

Good afternoon Justin...bright sunny day but a cool high of 8°C/46.4°F. Happy I`m off the weekend...just have to get through today that is going ok so far. Have a great day.
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 4:59:53 AM

Good morning Justin!

Hope you will plant tomatoes and other veggies. Your mom and you both can share the planting, maintenance, and harvest. Add a little of triple 10 fertilizer and some nice organic stuff. Is there a veg/produce compost pile in your yard to make black gold?

Boiled a half lb of tri-color pasta in the microwave yesterday. It was al dente in 11 minutes. Pan fried some thawed cod, red bell peppers, vidalia onions, then microwave cooked some broccoli florets.

To this a drained can of pitless medium black olives and some peel and eat shrimp were prepared. Nice sized shrimp that are 41 to the lb. Mixed it all up with some lightly cooked diced garlic and a liberal amount of evoo added.

Made homemade Japanese shrimp sauce using the following:
3/4 tsp paprika
2 tbsp rice vinegar
3 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp garlic powder,
+ or - per taste
3 tbsp melted butter
mix all into a plastic or glass mixing bowl
add 1 cup real mayonnaise (never salad dressing)
Light or no fat is okay. Mix well.
Cover and refrigerate 4-6 hours or overnight.
It allows all the flavors to mingle.

Optional: a teaspoon of tomato paste for added color and acidity. You can also add a dash of cayenne pepper for a little spiciness

One can just dip the shrimp into the sauce, as an appetizer, or mix the creamy sauce with the entire contents for a salubrious feast.

After eating this scrumptious meal, a fancy dessert was in order. Made a coffee cup size root beer float with real maple syrup, chocolate and pistachio nut ice cream. Was so delish a second cup was enjoyed.

The low yesterday morning was just 19°F (-7°C). The high was 28°F (-2°F). 3" of powder fell and remained. The temp is 12°F (-11°C) with the high to be 47°F (8°C). Will shop at the market and a few other stores later.

Have a fantastic day!

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Dino72
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 11:08:06 PM

Good evening Justin

First order of business, I want to send out a special request to all you.

I am asking for prayers for a close friend of mine that is in a world of hurt right now. Give them strength through a rough time in their lives and that they may have the courage and strength to move forward from this tough situation. I have said it once and I'll say it again and again. God has blessed me with the best supporting cast one could have. Thanks a bunch. I have kept this person anonymous out of respect to them. Thanks to you all.

Now, for this week's edition of Dino's Jukebox. Doing it a day early as I will not be working tomorrow night and won't be able to get to the computer.

This week's edition of Dino's Jukebox comes as a special request from our own TUrtLE and KHF. The song was written by John Fogerty in 1968 and was released as a single that peaked at #2 in March of 1969, a little over 45 years ago. The song has been taken from other parts of songs where one of which was about a "washerwoman named Mary." The line "Left a good job in the city" was written following Fogerty's discharge from the National Guard, and the line "rollin' on the river" was from a movie by Will Rogers. It has been covered numerous times by the likes of Solomon Burke, Kenny Rogers, David Bowie, and Buck Owens. It was notably famous by Ike and Tina Turner in 1971 and rereleased by Tina in 1993 for the movie soundtrack for "What's Love Got To Do With It." You can't beat the original and it is tonight's jukebox selection. Happy Easter weekend everyone.

P - "Proud Mary" - Credence Clearwater Revival
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 5:31:21 PM

Hi Justin,Haven't stopped by in a while. Glad to hear you are getting a lot of sleep(they call it beauty rest). Sounds like you & your mom had a real nice vacation even though it was a short one. It's good to see her smile & I'm glad to see that you both visit grandma often.

I made 10 quarts of home made spaghetti sauce today. The Italians call it gravy. The tomatoes were in the freezer from our garden, we had so many when we were getting ready to leave for Florida that I just throw them in the freezer. Now that it's all made & cooked I will put it in containers & freeze for later use.

Tomorrow Wrench & I will celebrate our 60th wedding anniversary. When we got married it was a beautiful sunny day with some rain showers. Last night we had a little snow & it was in the 30's. Take care
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 3:15:03 PM

Good afternoon Justin...lots of troubles getting onto the GB site today. Finally made it! Sunny but a high of only 2°C/35.6°F. A light morning dusting of snow had me drive to work today. Might be able to pedal to work tomorrow. Have a great day.
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 12:09:17 PM

Good Morning Justin,
Photo taken by Julie Sccchetti at Shore Acres and posted on the county web site.

Good that you had time for sleep and school studies.
Best of all was the lost thumb drive that was found and the video with your dad in it. I hope you have a copy to hang on to forever.

{{{Hugs}}}
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 5:52:06 AM

Good morning Justin!

Really dig the photos of the tower and surrounding area. Wonderful to read about your week, you found your flash drive and could see and hear your dad's voice.

"...the instructions never said that we had to do the final step." Point this out and ask for 17/17. You followed all the instructions perfectly. Question authority. Often.

It sure did rain yesterday. The 100% chance was right on the money. Went out to the and soaped it down with a big car wash sponge and a bucket of soapy water. Lots of mud to rid. Did let the rain rinse it off.

Got right into the underwater City of Rapture in the X-Box 360 game of BioShock. Orphaned young girls known as Little Sisters are protected by powerful Big Daddies, men grafted in giant metal diving suits for armor, that protect the girls at all costs.

The first person shooter, named Jack, who crashed into the Atlantic, must fight altered human beings named splicers drugged to the max on "ADAM". The game is set in 1960 with much nostalgia, including songs and memorabilia of the late 1950's.

BioShock is the fifth highest rated Xbox 360 game released to date. BioShock (video is 1 min) toys, action figures, and collectibles are routinely sold out. It has a 95+ out of 100 rating in over 4 million sales.

The temp is 21°F (-6°C) with the high to be 37°F (3°C). It is snowing moderately. 3" so far on my window boxes.

Have a fabulous day!

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MadDogUSMC
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 12:30:36 AM

Great pics buddy!
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 11:58:28 PM

Hi Justin,
Good pix of your vacation. I enjoyed the old time museum and the wall drawings.
Thanks for sharing. H
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 11:26:43 PM

Good evening Justin

Back to work a bit later because of the concert. She looked great and sang wonderfully. Emily is a second generation choir student at Blennerhassett. The first generation? Yeah, you're talking to him. This was a county choral festival for the 6th graders with five of the six public middle schools performing. Williamstown, Parkersburg Catholic, and North Christian were three other MS's that weren't there. The show ran very smooth and organized and 11 songs were completed in about an hour.

Blowing sn*w has come through the area. It was 61 at this time last night. Currently, it's 31. This should be our last bout of sn*w this season. At least, we can hope.
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KHF
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 9:39:35 PM


Justin - Great photo of the pictographs in the Indian tower.

YEA on your mom finding your thumb drive. Whew!

How wonderful that you have that video of your dad and his voice, too. that will be a treasure for you for the ages.
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jjdm
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 12:41:29 PM

Good afternoon, everyone!

Today’s Pictures:
Looking Down

More Wall Art

The Stairway

Designed Ruins

From a Distance: The Tower

Living Dangerously

On Sunday evening, I came home from work and made dinner for Mom and me. I ended up making stuffed mushrooms. Like in the past, it tasted very good. :) After I was stuffed with mushrooms, I decided to go to sleep early again to catch up on my rest. I slept pretty good and got about 9 hours of sleep. On Monday morning, I woke up around 6:30 am since Mom and I wanted to go to Confession at church. After we did that, I had an early start to my day and finished all of morning tasks.

Since I had extra time, I worked on some Personal Finance homework. Then before going to school, I started getting all of my things together. I noticed that I was missing one of my thumb drives for school. So I spent the next 15 minutes looking for it. I had no luck though and left for school feeling frustrated. :( It was no big deal that I didn’t have it with me that day though since I had all of my homework up to that point turned in. I was just worried about how I would get future homework assignments done.

Once I got to school, I asked Mom to help look for it. I also talked with Marija and she said I could use her LogicCola program. She would just log out and I would log on. So at least I had a backup plan. In Philosophy, we learned about Unknown Evaluations and did more practice problems. Then we got back some graded papers. For the quiz we took last week, I ended up getting a 30/30 on it. :)) For the group work that Marija, Ana, Aaron, and I did on that one Sunday, we ended up getting 17/20. We didn’t do one of the final steps, so we got docked a few points. However, the instructions never said that we had to do the final step.

In Interpersonal Communications, the professor apologized and said that she didn’t get the chance to grade our journal entries or research paper since she had a busy week. For the lesson, we finished up on Family Relationships and continued onto Workplace Relationships. After that class, the four of us went to the cafeteria to eat lunch. For my lunch, I brought a sandwich, Cheetos, and two pop tarts from home. After eating, we relaxed and chatted in our booth. We also ended up watching some YouTube videos that Aaron had uploaded a few years ago. I also showed the three of them some of my videos. To my surprise, I found a video (filmed during my graduation party) that had my Dad in it. It was so comforting to hear his voice. I never thought I’d hear it again, so that was a nice surprise.

At 5:30 pm, Aaron left for the day, and Marija, Ana, and I went to our Computer Science class. This week we started on Access. This was a lot harder, but we got the lesson and assignment done a few hours later. At the end of the class, the professor said a nice comment about us. She told us that she usually uses our assignments as a key to grade the other students’ assignments. Before leaving the school, I got a text from Mom saying that she found my thumb drive. It was in my recycling bag!!! I guess when I finished working on homework on Friday, I threw away my scrap piece of paper. I guess when I crumbled up the paper, the thumb drive was in the paper!

When I got home, Mom and I had Eckrich sausage, mashed potatoes, and corn bread for dinner. After that, I went to sleep and got a solid 9 hours of sleep. At 7:30 am, I woke up and felt refreshed. So I began my day early. After getting ready, I worked on more Personal Finance homework and then worked ahead on my Philosophy homework. After that, I helped Mom fill out some applications online.

Thanks for stopping by everyone!
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 10:21:58 AM

Good Morning Justin,
Better stick with the hot tea. I still drink it here in the morning and will drink it all day when I return to Oregon. Thanks.
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 9:26:02 AM

Good morning Justin....back to winter weather. Snow started around 0730hrs...5-10cm/2-4" expected through the day. High of -3°C/26.6°F. With the ski areas closed even I don`t need anymore snow! Have a great day.
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 5:55:32 AM

Good morning Justin!

Have a super week! Don't omit sleeping well.

Twas a great morning to get the laundry done. Washed the 500 count new red Egyptian cotton sheets, pillowcases, shams, blanket, and bedspread. Not one drop of red on any of the other clothes, mostly jeans. What a nice soft feeling after the sizing is washed out of the new material.

Took my camera and the Dart for a scenic drive on the CT River Hwy. Saw many ice floes, though they were not giant, yet many small ones. Over 100 geese and scores of ducks were resting in the river.

At times the river created the perfect mirror images of the reflections that on the sides of the banks. Ended up in beautiful downtown Northumberland, NH.

The population was 2,288 in the 2010 censuses giving it a density of 63/sq mi (24/km2). There is a covered wooden bridge that is most delightful that is only open to foot traffic.

Photos of the floes in the river, reflections mirrored in the water, geese, ducks, and the mtns in the distance, still snowcapped were taken. Also took more photos of the metal bridge between VT and NH on US Rt 2 that will be replaced. Construction has been delayed for 1 year.

Returned up the mtn road to see a female moose (bulls antlers growth in moose begins in late winter with the formation of velvet, a soft, blood-filled skin that fosters development.) trotting up the mtn. As soon as she saw me she went into a gallop and went off into the forest.

Must have shot close to 100 photos during my three hours in the field. Will have some to share one day when a new album is created and the photos uploaded. Have been told by other members there is an 80 pix limit on GB.

The temp is 62°F (17°C) with the high to be 66°F (19°C). There is a 100% chance of rain on the way. Sadly overcast is covering the full Moon eclipse.

Have a wonderful day!

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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 1:20:59 AM

Good morning Justin! Have a great week buddy!
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Dino72
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 11:05:25 PM

Good evening Justin

Got a great request from one of my buddies here for the jukebox tune. Already featuring the letter "P" this week. How time flies. With this week being the week before Easter, I get Thursday night off from work. So, you'll get this week's tune on Wednesday night. Gas prices have taken steroids or at least it seems here. I got in at one of my local stations for $3.62. Just as I finished filling up, a tanker truck pulls into the lot. Timed it just right.

I got some big news last Friday, the Tyler Consolidated Marching band performed in a competition on Friday afternoon. They got scores of all 1's (highest rating) in the competition. Something that has never been achieved from any of the school's bands dating back to 1993 when the school opened. This is the band that my Stepdaughter, Kia performs in.

More music in the air for us tomorrow night. We'll make the trek to Parkersburg for Emily's 6th grade choral festival. Sing loud, sing proud.
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 10:42:16 AM

Good Morning Justin,

Photo by Ken Gagne posted on the county web site.
The caption reads, ...the morning silence of a new day…

I did stop yesterday to check out what has been going on, a lot. I see most all does revolve around work. Hope you aren't neglected school. Then there is your sleep....

[Edited by: TUrtLE1625 at 4/14/2014 10:42:33 AM EST]
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attitash
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 10:16:01 AM

Good morning Justin...cloudy day with a high of 17°C/62.6°F. Plan to rake the front lawn by the road...lots of sand on the lawn from a winter with lots of snow. I have a very small pile of snow in my backyard that I expect will be gone after today. Have a great day.
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 7:52:12 AM

Good morning, jjdm,

Still real busy, I see.

Have a great day!
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 6:14:47 AM

Good morning Justin!

Enjoyed you latest photos very much. Glad you remain busy, are eating out with your mom, and visiting your grandmom.

Enjoyed the 1995 movie remake by director John Carpenter of "Village of the Damned." 99 min, A horror, sci-fi, thriller starring Christopher Reeve (in his final performance before before a horse riding accident on 27 May 1995 left him paralyzed), Kirstie Alley, and Linda Kozlowski.

All people and animals in a small country village become unconscious. 9 months later the women give birth to special gifted children. As the children mature it is discovered they are alien beings posing as humans.

The original version was released in 1960. This was Reeve's last film before a horse riding accident left him paralyzed. Well acted and directed. Rated R for some sci-fi terror and violence. "Village of the Damned." is way better than the imdb.com rates it. 4.5/5 stars.

Set up my new Vizio 42" HD Smart TV. Only have PBS locally to watch. There is no cable or satellite reception. After lots of thought returned to WM to purchase a slim wall tilt mount for up to a 70" TV for under $25.

After nearly 3 hours, the wall mount, TV, DVD, XBox 360, and the RCA 5 speaker surround system were installed. Now need a long ethernet cable to hook up the new TV to my downstairs phone to get all the internet features which are many.

It rained until 2 in the afternoon. A great day to set up my new entertainment system. Temps hit 52° (11°C) and the clouds left for an occasional afternoon of sun.

The temp is 31°F (-0.5°C) with the high to be 73°F (23°C) in sunny skies.

Have a pleasant day!

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MadDogUSMC
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 1:32:09 AM

Thanks for sharing the pictures Justin! I've never been to the Grand Canyon!
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 11:25:57 PM


Justin - I continue to enjoy your photos. Thanks.

I hope that your pay discrepancy is fixed very soon.
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jjdm
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 8:16:38 PM

Good afternoon, everyone!

Today’s Pictures:
Outside Stone Stairway

My FB Cover Photo

Inside the Tower

Interesting Designs

Mom Waving

Stairway to the Roof

On Thursday afternoon, I worked 3:30 pm - 11:30 pm in the office. As always, there was lots to do. I had a cashier scheduled to leave at 6 pm and I could have easily used her until 7 pm. I was on register for about 30 minutes between 6 and 7. I also could have easily used another cashier until 10 pm, but instead my last one left at 9:30 pm. Somehow though, I was still able to leave on time and punched out at 11:32 pm. For dinner, Mom and I had breakfast for dinner. We enjoyed sausage, scrambled eggs, and toast.

On Friday, I slept in until 10 am. Then I got my paycheck from work and saw that I got part of my 50 cent raise. Was curious as to why I didn’t get the full 50 cent raise. So I stopped at Jackie’s office and asked. So she pulled out the form and said that it was a full 50 cent raise. So I looked at the form and saw that she had my starting pay 24 cents below where it should have been. No wonder I was missing that other 24 cents. So she put in a request for another 24 cent bump and I will get back pay as well.

After that little issue was solved, I came back home and sorted through my money. I also worked on some Philosophy homework. Around 1, Mom and I took care of a few errands and then went to Oriental Pearl for lunch. I had Shrimp Fried Rice, which tasted very good. Though, not as good as mine. ;) Later on, I worked 3:30 pm - 11:30 pm in the office. Overall, it was slower compared to Thursday. However, I had a cashier scheduled until 7 pm on Friday. That was confusing, but oh well. It was an easier close and I punched out at 11:27 pm. After work, Mom and I had a salad and clam chowder soup for dinner.

I only got about 5 hours of sleep that night since I had to be up at 6 am for work. I worked 8 am - 4 pm, but at a different store. The drive was about 25 minutes. I worked in the Dairy department there since they their old Dairy manager left. For the first two hours, I worked on stocking items from next week’s promo load. Then I helped grocery for an hour and stocked item’s from their Friday load. Then from 11 am - 2 pm, I went through the whole Dairy department (which was very small) and checked every single product to see if it was out dated or not. If it was close to being outdated, I marked it down. Overall, I found many, many out dates (about 13 milk crates worth).

I let the assistant manager know that since he had to scan them out of the system. While he was doing that, I filled various items and faced the department. I couldn’t believe how slow this store was. There were times that there were more employees than customers inside the store. I don’t know why this store remains open. Around 2:45, the assistant manager had the out dates scanned out of the system, so he had me throw the products away. After that, I spent the remaining part of my shift facing Frozen.

When I got home, I took care of some usual daily tasks. Then Mom and I went to Holly’s for dinner. We each had a $10 coupon, so our bill was very cheap. :) Though, I made sure the tip was a good amount (18% of the original amount). I ended up getting Pot Roast w/ mashed potatoes, bread, and broccoli/cauliflower. After dinner, Mom and I went to visit Grandma. We had a good visit with each other. :) When we got back home, I laid down to take a quick 15 minute snooze. However, I didn’t wake up again until 12:30 am.

I woke up to take care of a few more things. Then I went back to sleep. Didn’t sleep as well during that 2nd sleep, but I got a few more hours of rest in. At 6 am, I woke up and got ready. Then I composed 2/3’s of the update. Mom and I went to church at 7:30 am. After church, we went to buy the newspaper. Before heading to work, I had pancakes for breakfast. I worked 10 am - 6 pm. For the first 5 hours, I inputed bills into the computer and helped out up front. Then for the next two hours I pulled expired temporary price reduction tags. I also went on my 2nd break with Jan. For the last hour of my shift, I stocked items that were backstock.

Thanks for stopping by everyone!

Happy Sunday!


[Edited by: jjdm at 4/13/2014 8:18:34 PM EST]
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Dino72
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 5:07:11 PM

Good afternoon Justin

A beautiful weekend is coming to a close here in the Ohio Valley. Temps are sitting at around 80 for the first time locally this year. The Dodge showed 78 yesterday at one point. Perfect for driving around with the sunroof open.

As promised, several new pictures from around my hometown area. Over 60 have been uploaded to the Flickr page. A few highlights include:

Brad Paisley Blvd. Glen Dale, WV. This is a street just a few blocks from my workplace named after the Country superstar who is originally from there.

Marathon Gas Station Newport, OH. What makes this station unique is that they do not charge the extra 9/10 cents per gallon. The only one I've seen of it's kind.

Parkersburg Easter Parade. Start here in the photo stream for over 30 shots from the annual Easter parade.

Hometown pictures Over 30 new shots from around and about the Parkersburg area start here.

Enjoy
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Silverhand
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 3:06:46 PM

Hello, Justin!

Sunday funnies:
For Better or For Worse
Pearls Before Swine
Real Life Adventures
Pickles
Baby Blues

Have a great week!
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 2:31:04 PM

Good afternoon Justin...I must be getting older as morning rain had me drive to work. The thought of cycling in the rain was not very appealing to me! Now have a mix of sun & cloud with a high of 18°C/64.4°F...temps not seen in a long time. Have a great day.
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 10:15:06 AM

Good Morning Justin,

Your Sunday movie is entitled, "Spring Is In The Air." by Village Vine.

The musical selection is "Splendoarea," performed by Viktor Vogel.

There is no text. Sit back, watch, listen to the spring sounds and enjoy.

Have a Splendid Sunday!
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 8:26:18 AM

Good morning, jjdm,

Have a great day!
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 4:52:24 AM

Good morning Justin!

Hope you continue to be very busy. Glad you have so many good friends. See you in church.

Woke way too early yesterday morning. Finished my rounds, then took the most pleasing 3 hour nap taken in weeks. How refreshing. It felt like a brand new day.

Got ready to go to town and buy some items forgotten on Thursday. Figured it is to rain today so it was a good time to go for the drive. Big Papa's Mkt saw a Big crowd. Vidalia onions were 88¢ a lb and all colors of bell peppers were $1.50. No need to go w/o.

Headed to my Greek friend's Gold House Pizza and Restaurant to order a meat Gyro (souvlaki) for lunch. Cost was 6.86 inc/tax. Like them. Think the steak bombs for a $1.20 more are my fave.

Shopped in WM and bought a few items during the flood of shoppers. Top of the list was cottage cheese. They ran out of the fat free version so the 4% was purchased for $1.86 a lb.

Crossed the lot to stop at Shaws. Really just wanted a small amount of sliced chicken breast to purchase to play their come on game "Monopoly." Perhaps a 50¢ off coupon will be won, that is $1 less everyday at WM.

55 million in Monopoly prizes at Albertson's and Shaws are touted. Both were owned by SuperValu of MN, who owns Sav-A-Lot from Maine to Cal, the Nation's leading discount food chain.

SuperValu also owns lots of market share, and former chain stores. (Scroll down.)

The temp is 34°F (1°C), with the high to be 56°F (13°C). There is a 90% chance of rain.

Have a splendid day!

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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2014 9:08:59 PM

Justin...congrats on acing that Excel exam! Thanks for sharing more pictures! Now go have some fun! LOL
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2014 11:42:28 AM

<waving> to Justin from Calif.
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2014 11:17:26 AM

Morning: Your pics of stone lookout brought back memories of my trip thru there. Then l continued East and on to Oklahoma where my brother asked "Why did you drive?' I would never have seen those fantastic things had l taken a plane. l took 3 days from CA to OK and stopped at many sights along the way. I missed the big hole (crater). Smile.
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2014 10:58:00 AM

Good morning Justin...more sun today with a high of 14°C/57.2°F. My 2nd day cycling to work & it feels good! Have a super Saturday!
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2014 4:25:37 AM

Good morning Justin!

Hope Al's is very busy this w/e and you make time to enjoy some fun before going to sleep.

Really enjoy the new 24" Samsung LED monitor. Sharp, crisp graphics and true whites unlike the CRT one. Am highly thankful and satisfied saving $70 off list.

What a joy to play Starcraft and see HD movies. Played Starcraft and was lost for hours. StarCraft: Brood War is the expansion pack for the award winning military science fiction, real-time strategy video game StarCraft.

There may be no such thing as a perfect game, but StarCraft: Brood War comes durn close. A Real Time Strategy game that has stealth, base building, air and land assaults, sieges, squad building.

Having the 3 races is great for the reason that you have to learn how to use them separately because they are so different. The game is also addicting Have played it since 1998 when it exploded on the market.

Watch the 1965 pulse pounding spaghetti western film by Sergio Leone, "For A Few Dollars More" This is a Western, action & adventure movie rated "R" that runs 2 hrs 7 min.

It is about life and death in the old SW. Where life had no value, death, sometimes had its price. That is why bounty hunters appeared. Lee Van Cleef and Clint Eastwood star in this 2nd Dollars series.

Now on streamimng Netflix.com or free to watch on putlocker.bz. A classic Western with lots of whistling, singing, shooting and in many ways, curiously poetic.

Here is the original soundtrack. 2 min 48 sec. Here is the free movie on putlocker.bz 2 hr 12 min. 5/5 stars, to a lover of genuine Western action.

Spent an hour outdoors loving the warm windless afternoon. Temps reached 62°F (17°C) in blue cloudless skies. Enjoyed having the snow at the edge of the forest facing the sun completely melted to walk on the ground for over 100 ft. Shorts and a t-shirt were worn. The vitamin D felt healthy.

The temp is 28°F (-2°C), with the high to be 60°F (17°C).

Have a tremendous day!

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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2014 2:49:32 PM

Hi Justin, I enjoyed viewing your latest batch of photos. I recognized the Meteor Crater, we stopped by there on a trip to Ohio in 1968. My mom, teenaged sister, 10 month old daughter and I went to visit my Grandma and her new husband there.

How nice that you were able to get classes with your friends. It's great to have a built in study group, and you also will have scheduled time off for social activities as well.
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attitash
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2014 12:51:55 PM

Good afternoon Justin...beautiful sunny day with a high of 13°C/55.4°F. Finally able to cycle to work(a good month behind my normal schedule). Left over pizza for lunch...like it as much as when it`s fresh! Have a great day.
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2014 8:25:56 AM

Good morning, jjdm,

Nice that you were still able to keep your classes for the next semester (will that be the summer months or in the Fall?) all on Mondays and Wednesday.

About the pollen (OMG! It's about 4000 today!)...the weather guy (last night) said there's about 10 more days of this and then the numbers will just drop off quickly. Wow! Another week-and-a-half of this! :(

Have a great day!
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