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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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MadDogUSMC
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2014 1:49:52 AM

Justin...glad you had a nice Thanksgiving! Hope today wasn't too busy for you!

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KHF
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2014 11:27:37 PM

Justin - Glad to hear that you had a nice Thanksgiving , Grandma included. Very good to hear the hours you just accumulated and the hours that your mom is getting. All is good.
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attitash
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2014 2:48:18 PM

Good afternoon Justin....any Black Friday shopping? None for me....the Black Friday shopping trend has taken off in Canada over the past few years. Mix of sun & cloud today with a high of -3°C/26.6°F feeling like -8°C/17.6°F with the wind chill. I love leftover turkey! Have a great day.
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jjdm
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2014 12:48:22 PM

Good morning, everyone!

It was a very busy week for my Al’s. On Monday, I worked 10 am - 6 pm, in grocery. For the first 6 hours, I stocked items from the load. During the last two hours, I filled sale items. Since Jan was working, I got to go on break with her.

On Tuesday, Mom worked 12 pm - 7:30 pm, bagging at Al’s Karwick. I spent the morning and early afternoon cleaning the bathtub/shower and other areas around the house.

I worked 3 pm - 11 pm, in grocery. For the first couple of hours, I filled various items and went through the paper backstock. Isaac and I spent the rest of the shift facing. Jan and I were able to go on our first break together. I can’t remember the last time that Jan and I went on breaks together 3 days in a row. For dinner, Mom and I had tacos with Mexican Fried Rice.

On Wednesday, Mom worked 9 am - 5 pm, bagging at Al’s Karwick. I worked 8 am - 5:30 pm. For the first 3 hours of my shift, I watched over U-Scan and supervised the front-end. When I got back from my first break around 11 am, Jackie said that Gary wanted me helping out in grocery. So from 11 am - 4 pm, I stocked items from the load.

Jackie and Gary said to stay if I could since it was super busy. In fact, there were several times that ALL of our U-scans and cash registers were occupied with customers. That was a great sight to see. From 4 pm - 5 pm, I filled sale items in Dairy. I could barely keep up with the demand. For the last 30 minutes, I ran register and helped the office.

After work, I came home and took care of several tasks. For dinner, Mom and I had leftovers from Tuesday. Then I took a two hour nap.

Around 9 pm, I met up with Ian and we hung out. On Thanksgiving morning, Mom and I did some grocery shopping. Then I came home and took a nap. This was the first Thanksgiving that I’ve ever had off.

Around 2 pm, Mom and I went over to David’s for Thanksgiving. In total, there were about 30 people there. For the feast, I had salad, turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes w/ gravy, green bean casserole, crescent roll, corn bread, and kushari. After dinner, we relaxed for a bit. For dessert, I had lemon meringue pie.

Before leaving, David made a plate for us to take to Grandma. So we took that to Grandma and visited with her for about an hour. From there, Mom wanted to go do some Black Friday shopping. So we went to two different stores. Then I came home and slept for about 10 hours.

This morning, Mom and I did some grocery shopping (new sale ad started at Al’s). Then I took care of some tasks around the house.

TUrtLE, and now I’ll get a paycheck for 57.5 hours next week. Mom has still been getting about 12-15 hours a week at Karwick. Going to Macedonia will be a very fun and different experience. I’ve never been outside of the US. Thanks for the turkey jokes! Mom did some more Black Friday shopping this morning. She said that it was actually slow. Must have been since they started all of the sales on Thursday…. In my opinion, Black Friday should stay on … Friday.

KHF, I do not know who their family saint is. You’re welcome for the links!

MadDog, I’ve been super busy too! Today’s shift at work will be a breeze. That was nice of you to volunteer.

attitash, hope you stayed warm during your errands. We had turkey at a friends house. It was a 22 pounder that fed 30 people. There were leftovers still.

Dino72, thanks for this week’s song. I’ve never heard it before.

Claudie, thanks for stopping by!

HappyHiker, thanks for stopping by here on Thanksgiving!

Sue, thanks for stopping by here on Thanksgiving!

trugasCA, glad to hear that you had two good Thanksgivings! Have fun visiting with your son!

Good day!
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2014 8:51:26 AM

I too had 2 Thanksgivings this year. One at the complex's community room and it was very good, and my own yesterday. Now today my son is coming, and he like you, had today off, so he rested yesterday and is traveling here today.

Good to hear all is going so well for you..

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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2014 8:07:40 AM

Good Morning Justin,
Super that you had Thanksgiving off.

Groaners/smiles conclude for this year.

Q: Who is not hungry at Thanksgiving?
A: The turkey because he's already stuffed!

Q: What's the best way to stuff a turkey?
A: Serve him lots of pizza and ice cream!

Q: What do you get if you divide the circumference of a pumpkin by its diameter?
A: Pumpkin pi.

Q: What is a pumpkin's favorite sport?
A: Squash.

Notice, no mention of Black Friday. Whoops, I just did.
Anyone participating in the BF ritual?

Have a Fantastic Friday!
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MadDogUSMC
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2014 12:22:35 AM

Justin...hope you had a great time! Glad you didn't work! I volunteered so that someone with family can enjoy the night off!
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jjdm
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2014 2:40:03 PM

Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate it!!! Today Mom and I will be going over to David's house for the 2nd Thanksgiving in a row. For a change, I was off on a holiday!! So no rushing or anything.

We will be leaving in a few minutes, so I will be back later. Just wanted to make sure I was able to post 'Happy Thanksgiving' to all my dear GB friends!
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attitash
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2014 2:07:01 PM

Happy Thanksgiving Justin...have a great day. Any turkey planned? No holiday north of the boarder....busy at work. Cloudy day with a high of -1°C/30.2°F. Have a super day.
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2014 7:42:35 AM

Happy Thanksgiving! May it a safe one!

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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2014 7:27:04 AM

Good Morning Justin,

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest man it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow. ~Edward Sandford Martin

May your Thanksgiving be a time of sharing with family and/or friends.
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Sue402001
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2014 1:54:44 AM

Happy Thanksgiving jj!
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MadDogUSMC
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2014 1:40:29 AM

Happy Thanksgiving Justin and everyone else!
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HappyHiker
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2014 10:33:50 PM

Hi Justin, we'll be having an interesting Thanksgiving Day here with temps in the mid 80's. I'm thankful for you and all of my Gas Buddy friends today and everyday day. Have a great Thanksgiving.
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attitash
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2014 10:53:33 AM

Good morning Justin...cloudy with some afternoon sun. High of 1°C/33.8°F. Steady at work so far...grabbing lunch while I can! Hope you have a wonderful & safe Thanksgiving!
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2014 7:51:39 AM

Good morning, jjdm,

Have a great day!
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2014 7:15:12 AM

Good Morning Justin,

Pro Football Turkey.

The pro football team had just finished their daily practice session when a large turkey came strutting onto the field. While the players gazed in amazement, the turkey walked up to the head coach and demanded a tryout. Everyone stared in silence as the turkey caught pass after pass and ran right through the defensive line. When the turkey returned to the sidelines, the coach shouted, "You're terrific!!! Sign up for the season, and I'll see to it that you get a huge bonus."

"Forget the bonus," the turkey said, "All I want to know is, does the season go past Thanksgiving Day?"

Have a Turkey-iffic Day!
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MadDogUSMC
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2014 1:13:43 AM

Justin...hope your week has been better than mine. I've been super busy!
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Dino72
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2014 10:56:33 PM

Good evening Justin

Tonight is a special edition of Dino's Jukebox as I won't be here the rest of the week. I want to thank each and everyone of you a happy Thanksgiving.

Tonight's Jukebox tune comes from a band who's band/family has seen some issues in their years together. They started in the late '70s with David Lee Roth singing lead vocals. After the release and tour of the album 1984 (released officially December 31, 1983), they would let Roth go and replace him with Sammy Hagar. The band had a ton of commercial success with Sammy, but problems would arise again and lead to the departure of Hagar in the mid 1990s. In came their third lead singer, Gary Sharone who was with them for only one album. They would bring back Roth for a Greatest Hits album only to let him go again. Rumor is that a new album is scheduled to be released in 2015, but it's hard to tell who will be singing on that one. Tonight's tune is from the last album under the Sammy Hagar era. The best one of the Hagar era in my opinion.

V - Van Halen - "Can't Stop Loving You"

Special programming note: Next week's Dino's Jukebox will be on Tuesday night as well. Have a great Thanksgiving and I'll see you all Sunday night.
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attitash
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2014 9:49:03 AM

Good morning Justin.....cloudy day with a strong wind from the southwest. High of 3°C/37.4°F feeling like -3°C/26.6°F. Have many errands to run today. Have a super day.
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2014 7:33:26 AM

Good Morning Justin,

More groaners/smiles.

Q: Why did they let the turkey join the band?
A: Because he had the drumsticks.

Q: Why did the police arrest the turkey?
A: They suspected it of fowl.

Q: Which side of the turkey has the most feathers?
A: The outside.

Have a Terrific Tuesday!
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MadDogUSMC
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2014 1:28:45 AM

Justin.....sometimes I wish I could go completely off the grid!
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KHF
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2014 12:12:48 AM

Hi Justin- That is a clever decoration coming down from the ceiling.

Thank you for the link explaining Slava and other Macedonian religious holidays. It was very interesting and something I knew nothing about. Who is their family saint?

Yea for all the overtime. I am sure that it will come in handy this time of the year.
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2014 11:00:40 AM

Hi again Justin,
All I can say is I thank you for the 2 cups of tea and cookies you left me in TL that I carried here with me. One cup wouldn't have been enough to read all of your latest update.

Over time pay can't hurt, okay! :-)
How are your mom's hours? I see that she worked, but unless I looked away while munching on a cookie I don't think you gave us her hours.

Good to read that you were able to have some fun time for you besides all that work.

That would be something, going to Macedonia.

Have a Great Day!
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jjdm
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2014 10:29:59 AM

Good morning, everyone!

Today’s Picture:
Fireplace Decoration

On Saturday, I worked 8 am - 4 pm. For the first part of my shift, I worked on U-Scan. However, since we had many people scheduled, the Front-End manager took over for me and I helped out in grocery. While in grocery, I filled sale items and went through paper backstock. During the busy times, I was called up front to help.

After work, I quickly got ready for church. Mom worked a 10 am - 4 pm shift, at Karwick. So as soon as she got home, we went to 4:30 pm Mass, which was said by our Associate Pastor. I served as an Eucharistic Minister.

After church, I took care of a few tasks around the house and then ran a quick errand. Then it was off to Crown Point (I thought Marija’s house was in was Merrillville, but it’s actually in the boundaries of Crown Point). This time around, there was no homework done. Instead, there was a party that Marija and Ana invited Aaron and me to!

Saturday was Marija and Ana’s parent’s Slava (read about Saints Blessing). When Aaron and I got there, all of the seats were taken since 30 people were there (it started at 3 pm). About 10 minutes later, some seats opened up. Aaron and I were able to eat some delicious food. We also chatted with a few others and all of us watched the video from Ana’s wedding.

Gradually, everyone started leaving. That’s when Aaron and I were able to do our talking with Ana and Marija. Soon, Ana and her husband left and it was just Marija, Aaron, the parents, and me. So all three of us helped them clean up. The parents greatly appreciated it and we said that we appreciated being invited over.

The Dad showed Aaron and me some Macedonia dancing and we practiced that. Marija put together nice, big to-go plates for us to take home to our parents. All of us talked about going to Macedonia when Marija gets married in a couple of years. Marija said that her boyfriend has relatives in Macedonia. The relatives have several apartments, so Aaron and I can stay in one of the apartments. So we won’t have to pay for any hotel expenses during our one-two week stay! Lastly, Marija, Aaron, and I watched a movie on the TV.

I got home around 2:30 am, so I only got about 5 hours of sleep. I woke up around 8 am, and got ready. Later on, I worked 10 am - 6 pm in grocery. Thankfully, the Dairy Manager was asked to come in to work 5 hours. So he took care of filling Dairy. So I took care of filling sale items in Frozen and Grocery. I also went through some backstock. Then I pulled expired temporary price reduction tags. Jan and I went on our usual break together and chatted. The last thing I did was fill sale items in Dairy.

When I got off of work, I went to Holly’s for Jeff’s goodbye party. As you know, he will be working for the Sheriff’s Department. He only has 6 more days left at Al’s Karwick. There was lots of family there for Jeff. Right next to their long table was another table for friends. I saw Ryan and Katie and sat down next to them. We enjoyed some food, though it was pricey!

After the restaurant, Jeff and friends were suppose to go to Buffalo Wild Wings. However, Katie didn’t want to go, so many others opted not to go either. So it was just Jeff, his girlfriend, and me at Buffalo Wild Wings, which was fine. We got to chit chat and share some laughs.

I got about 8 hours of sleep last night. I got called into work to work 10 am - 6 pm, in grocery since we have a 1,100 piece load (which is huge). So that means for this week since I get holiday pay (8 hours of extra pay) and I have this 8 hours of OT, next week’s paycheck will have 56 hours worth of pay. :-)

KHF, thanks for keeping your fingers crossed! It helped tremendously having the Dairy Manager there. It made sense to have extra help since it was the Sunday before a holiday and there were many good ad items.

MadDog, yes, that way they can have data to use for marketing. All about that $$$. Wish they would understand that some want privacy! Weekend was very fun!

Midnight, I think the most I spent during our weekly shopping trip was around $75. I remember the week after that, it was only $30. Mom and I usually spend about $50. Thank you for your advice on my health! Thoughts and prayers go out to you for a successful surgery.

Claudie, thanks for checking out their work!

attitash, that seasonal section you saw a few pics back is actually the biggest we’ve ever had for Christmas stuff. Never had Christmas lights before. Maybe one year we will have trees. Best of luck; looking forward to seeing who wins!

TUrtLE, it was a very busy Thursday and Saturday. Friday and Sunday were a little slower. I can only expect that it will be busy Monday and Tuesday. On Wednesday we should be VERY busy. I agree with your point regarding the rewards not helping small families. At Al’s, without a $15 purchase, the butter is $2.50. No limit for that $2.50 price. Our egg prices just soared through the roof. A couple of weeks ago they were on sale for 99 cents for a dozen of large eggs. Today they are $2.99 (our cost is in the $2.20s). Supplier says that there is too much demand and not enough supply. “Thank you” for this movie. Good reflection. I always find ways to keep busy. At least I got some fun in this weekend.

Silverhand, thanks for the funnies!

pinkelefant, hello!

trugasCA, practice makes perfect!

Good day!
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attitash
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2014 9:03:04 AM

Good morning Justin...cloudy day with light rain. High of 14°C/57.2°F. Seasonal temps return tomorrow.....happy as this is not good for the little snow remaining! Have a great day.
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2014 8:23:37 AM

You are getting to be quite the cook!
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2014 7:56:13 AM

Good Morning Justin,
Came home yesterday with 4 lbs of the limit 2 butter. Hope to get 2 more one day this week.

Are you managing to keep your head above water? You know what I mean.

It's not long now until Thanksgiving.

Q: Why was the Thanksgiving soup so expensive?
A: It had 24 carrots.

Q: What happened when the turkey got into a fight?
A: He got the stuffing knocked out of him!

Q: Who doesn't eat on Thanksgiving?
A: A turkey because it is always stuffed.

Q: Why do pilgrims pants keep falling down?
A: Because their belt buckles are on their hats!

Happy Monday!
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pinkelefant
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2014 1:56:06 AM

hi justin
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MadDogUSMC
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2014 1:37:15 AM

Have a great week Justin!
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Silverhand
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2014 10:57:39 PM

Hello, Justin!

Sunday funnies:
For Better or For Worse
Pearls Before Swine
Bizarro

Have a great week!
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2014 11:49:28 AM

Good morning Justin...cloudy with light rain through the day & tomorrow. 20-30mm/.75-1.25" expected-worried about my snow! High of 7°C/44.6°F-more snow issues! Glad to see you got an ugly sweater entry Inn! Have a great day.
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2014 8:15:32 AM

Good Morning Justin,
How is the traffic at Al's now? It can only get busier here on out.
Trouble with the rewards at all the stores is that they don't help small families or single folks.
After the Thanksgiving dinner I will be going to today it's off to Fred's for butter at $2.50 with a coupon, limit 2.

Your Sunday movie is Be Thankful, author, unk.

This movie is a good one for Thanksgiving or for ANY time of the year.
I know I have used it before so it may be familiar to you.

Also, you will see that it says 5:23 minutes, but it's NOT. It is repeated so when you get to the frame that says "Give Thanks," at about 2:38 minutes you have seen it all.

May you be blessed as Thanksgiving approaches.
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2014 7:56:27 AM

Good morning, jjdm,

Have a great day!
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2014 3:53:25 AM

Good morning Justin!

    --- > My last post until back home from hip replacement surgery. Should be on Friday. Staying at a friends tonight to sleep as long as possible for Monday's pre op at 6 AM.

Was just like Déjà vu from two Saturdays ago. Went to the Recycling Center to rid glass, tin cans, paper, cardboard, and plastic. Must say the attendant is keeping the place clean and the floor well sweep.

Saw the town gas remains at $3.04 while Littleton, for example, has gas as low as $2.87. Got may mail at the P.O., then headed to Subway for a light lunch. My first time eating out in three months.

Cold Cut combo's and meatballs are $2 for a 6" and $4 for a footlong, now thru Christmas. Got a footlong meatball, w/all the veggies at 11 AM. Only 2 customers in the place.

Read the free paper. Headlines were "Runaway Mom Turns Herself In, Lawyer Says Daughter Is Safe." Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution and Non-Custodial Kidnapping is a Big headline, even for the NH North Country.

Original US Marshall Wanted Poster'.

The former female doctor faces 3½ to 7 years in prison for fleeing the state w/her daughter late 2004. Genevieve Kelley took her daughter, then an 8 y/o to Central America to live. They lived local, in Whitefield, NH.

They first moved to Guatemala, then to Honduras where they both disappeared for 10 years. The story made People Magazine on Nov 18. It is found here. This is quite a sensational story!

Drove to the hospital for another blood type test. Seems they all expire in 3 days. Had the same Filipino phlebotomist as two weeks ago. He was very good at finding the vein and not allowing the drawing to hurt.

Was outfitted w/a new wrist tag w/the blood type and my id number. The test is to ensure my blood will be stocked come Monday morning. It is A negative. All set to get the hip replacement surgery. Just passing the hours until it is 6 AM Monday.

Civil twilight is 6:20 AM EST. Night is 4:44 PM.

Sunrise: 6:52 AM. Set: 4:12 PM.

Length of day: 9h 19m. Length of visible light: 10h 23m. Tomorrow will be 1m 55s shorter.

The temp is 38° (3°C) w/the high to be 42° (6°C). A 50% chance of rain on the way.

Have a splendid day!

              : )
 
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MadDogUSMC
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2014 12:26:00 AM

Justin...hope you are having a wonderful weekend!
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attitash
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2014 9:55:07 AM

Good morning Justin...temp on the rise to 4°C/39.2°F. Along with the warmer air comes light scattered showers.....dang! Not good for the snow. All local grocery stores here sell Christmas trees. Have a great day.
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2014 8:37:49 AM

Good morning, jjdm,

Nice window paintings! The high school kids did a good job.

Have a great day!
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2014 4:02:33 AM

Good morning Justin!

The avg price of a Butterball is in the $.99 to $1.29 range according to a Bing search. A 20 pounder is not cheap @ $1.29 a lb.$25.80 for it. May buy a duck this year.

Charging enough to make a profit is fine. Not one for ever gorging ones customers. Know some mark up in produce is up to 5x the contract w/sale cost.

Great that Al's remembers to take care of their steady customers. Am eating well w/ the best food. Have never spent $80 a week. Some months that might be my entire monthly cost.

Always eat expensive fish, lobster and shrimp. Also am very thrifty. Try some crock pot dinners over those MSG laced fast food places. Your young life is building its foundation to the future.

In 40 years food and chemical intake will make a diff on your health and in blood test and the like. You sure do build your foundation for the future today. Have fun, eat well, and stay healthy. Some begin to show ill health at 30 y/o via of the bad choices of food. Your choices, your health.

Nov 22nd, 1963: President John F. Kennedy is assassinated when he is shot by a sniper while riding in a motorcade through downtown Dallas.

Woke up a little early, it was just after midnight yesterday and this morning. Felt rested and not sleepy. Had a desire to pan fry in evoo red and orange bell peppers, onions, crimini, turkey bacon, and ham.

Stirred in 3 large well beaten eggs w/a few tbsps of 1% milk. Evoo around the OrGREENIc 12" ceramic coated frying pan does the non stick magic. Sliced lots of pepper jack cheese and melted it on the slow cooked omelet.

A side of no fat cottage cheese really filled me up for 6 hours. Played Starcraft to my heart's content,then watched a epi of Bonanza, The Twilight Zone, and Sons of Anarchy.

Nuked half of a butternut squash, skin on, in a 2 qt Pyrex dish, just past al dente. Then boiled (nuked) some all wheat farfalle in the same water. Scoop put the flesh after cooked, then discard the squash skin, which is soft and tasty.

Nuked some broccoli florets, added some homemade BBQ sauce w/honey, thickened it w/milled flax seed. One should not be able to distinctly taste the honey or BBQ sauce. Each taste should be equal.

Added some evoo and garlic to the bowties, then the rest of the mix. Melt some 6 Italian shredded cheese on top, then had a feast.

Civil twilight is 6:19 AM EST. Night is 4:44 PM.

Sunrise: 6:51 AM. Set: 4:12 PM.

Length of day: 9h 21m. Length of visible light: 10h 25m. Tomorrow will be 2m 01s shorter.

The temp now is 16° (-9°C). Lows around 7° (-14°C). Wind chill values as low as 6° below 0 (-21°C). The high will be 34° (1°C) in mostly cloudy skies.

Have a tremendous day!

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[Edited by: MidnightSun at 11/22/2014 4:03:13 AM EST]
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MadDogUSMC
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2014 12:52:08 AM

Justin...nice windows! You stay busy! I think a lot of companies are busy data mining from all of us! I hate it!
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KHF
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2014 10:48:55 PM

Hi Justin - That was nice for the HS kids as well as your store to have them decorate your windows. They look nice.

I will keep my fingers crossed that you do not get run to death on Sunday, but I know you will do just fine. You always do..
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2014 9:55:42 PM

Good evening, everyone!

Today’s Picture:
Window Paintings

On Thursday, I was able to work and complete my Memo Project for Info Systems. Before heading into work, I joined David at Oriental Pearl for lunch. It was good to catch up with him and enjoy the tasty the food (I had Shrimp Fried Rice).

Later on, I worked 3:30 pm - 11:30 pm, in the office. It was a busier day since customers were starting their Thanksgiving shopping. For the most part, everything went smooth.

When I got off of work, I made chicken parmesan with buttered noodles for dinner. Mom and I enjoyed it very much!

This morning, I worked a 10:30 am - 6:30 pm, in the office. Since it is busier before Thanksgiving, there are mid-shifts now scheduled for the office. I was able to help out Crystal (the opening office person) and Katie (the closing office person). We had a busy lunch and dinner rush.

When I got home, Mom and I had breakfast for dinner (sausage and scrambled eggs). Since then, I’ve been taking care of tasks around the house.

TUrtLE, I’m glad KHF was able to help you find the price for butter! Compared to our places in town, we have the highest turkey price. Though, one thing that returned this year to Al’s was the “Free turkey.” Our most loyal shoppers (shoppers who spent $80 a week for 7 weeks straight) got a certificate for a free turkey (no limit on cost). Mom and I didn’t make it, but that’s fine since David is having us over for Thanksgiving again. ‘

attitash, I bet the birds are very happy with you! To answer your pic question, Al’s does not sell any Christmas trees.

KHF, yes, plenty of space in our aisles. The one thing I didn’t like about Barney’s was how cramped it was. Add the busy summer crowd and it is a nightmare. Thanks for answering TUrtLE’s question! I’m going to have fun on Sunday. I’ll be the only one in Dairy, Frozen, and Grocery for about 4 hours. That means I’ll be in charge of filling the sale items in those departments. Hopefully I can keep up!!

Dino72, thanks for this edition of Jukebox. Al’s plays that song all the time.

MadDog, I didn’t know either!

Midnight, thanks for answering my question! Compared to our places in town, we have the highest turkey price. Though, one thing that returned this year to Al’s was the “Free turkey.” Our most loyal shoppers (shoppers who spent $80 a week for 7 weeks straight) got a certificate for a free turkey (no limit on cost). Remembered that site, took another look at it. Nestle,
Campbells, and Frito-Lay….oh geeze, that’s a lot of products that customers would have to avoid. Gas is in the lower 2.70s here. Sounds like you had a super busy day.

Claudie, thanks for stopping by!

trugasCA, Mom and I will probably put up the Christmas tree sometime between Thanksgiving and December 7th.

Good night!
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attitash
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2014 6:34:34 PM

Good evening Justin...very busy day at work...no GB time! Morning sun, afternoon cloud with a high of -3°C/26.6°F feeling like -9°C/15.8°F. 2 hours to go at work...dang! Have a good night.
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2014 10:01:40 AM

Justin, I see it. KHF told me lower left hand corner, and there it is, $1.79...wow!
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2014 8:56:09 AM

Pretty tree. Hadn't thought much about decorating yet. Won't do much. Little tree in picture window l guess and wreath on door.
No shopping to do as paying off son's debt instead.
Part for dishwasher arrived early so Saturday they will come put it in and hopefully the fuses will stop blowing. Glad l will have use of it for Thanksgiving mess l will make.
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2014 8:25:46 AM

Good Morning Justin,
Sounds like KHF found butter in your ad. I need to look again.
Nope, still no butter. I'll ask her where she found it.

Concluding the week with another blonde smile.

Job Opening

A blonde walks into the police department looking for a job. The officer wants to ask her a few questions....

Officer: What's 2+2?

Blonde: Ummmmm... 4!

Officer: What's the square root of 100?

Blonde: Ummmm... 10!

Officer: Good! Now, who killed Abraham Lincoln?

Blonde: Ummmm... I dunno.

Officer: Well, you can go home and think about it. Come back tomorrow.

The blonde goes home and calls up one of her friends, who asks her if she got the job. The blonde says, excitedly, "Not only did I get the job, I'm already working on a murder case!"

TGIF


[Edited by: TUrtLE1625 at 11/21/2014 8:28:48 AM EST]
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2014 7:41:47 AM

Good morning, jjdm,

Have a great day!
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2014 4:31:12 AM

Good morning Justin!

Will know Tues/Wed how my hip feels. Looking to be able to climb the steps going upstairs in my home. If not, then will stay w/a friend fora a day or two until the hop, skip, and jump returns in my gait.

Like the Christmas and deco's very much in your neat as new store. Glad to see the wonderful display. Somehow our Shaws has turkeys as a loss leader for 49 & cent; a lb this week, frozen of course.

Shaws will have a sale say on bell peppers for $1.99. Then they ring up at$3.99. Have to watch everyting.It is so easy for mistakes to happen.

Hope you find that crock pot and put it to good use. Meat and veggies cooked all day waiting for your arrival home is so much healthier than the King of MSG... KFC. They even add MSG to their green beans. Proof of what is out there. Btw, It is Worse than one can imagine.

GB servers went done at 2:58 AM. Returned by 3:07. Out again at 3:11. Took a nap at 3:18.

Had a wonderful sleep last night, also this morning as well. Went to bed earlier than usual and slept later than normal, until 2:30 AM last night. Begin to post my rounds, then found pages were loading forever.

Phoned Fairpoint, my phone and internet provider, to ask what was the problem. All the LED lights were lit yet dialog boxes of "Unable to connect" were seen repeatedly.

This happened on and off 3x. A Ping test at the command prompt told the story. 4 packets of info sent, 100% loss. It was my Ethernet cable. juggled it in the back of my desktop and then it worked fine. Still does.

Getting the car ready was a cinch w/the vinegar/isopropyl alcohol mix sprayed on the windshield the night before. Have a plastic tub built in under the windshield wipers to catch any runoff. Did not need to scrape at all.

My road was freshly sanded. Liked that a lot. Gas finally dropped to a reasonable $2.89 for far northern NH. This is the Smart Pay Card price, or 10¢ higher w.o.

Traveled to Littleton and saw the Yankee fan that is there every week at the same time as me. Wore my fire Red Sox winter jacket and made sure to stand where it could see. Asked him where is his cap today. He said no cap today.

Bought a few items x2 to last me two weeks. The mkt is closed all next week. Giant heads of leaf lettuce is $1.68 ea, avocadoes 3/$2, butternut squash 48¢a lb, crimini 10 oz for $2.25, broccoli crowns $1.28 a lb,

Yellow and orange bell peppers are $1.58 a lb (Passed on the red that was a whopping $2.95), black and blueberries 3/$5, cukes 67¢ ea, 5 lbs carrots $2.38 and a 1 lb bag of spinach for $3.

Big Papa's specials this week. Click on See more

Stopped at Rite Aid before 8:30 AM (They open at 8 AM) and saw a trail of shoe soil on the shiny tile floor from the front door to the pharmacy. Asked the cashier to mention it to the ast mgr.

Stopped at WM for a few items, then on to Shaw for the last day of pork country ribs for $2.19 a lb. Bought a 2.5 lb pkg to get me thru the w/e.

Returned to Rite Aid mainly to see if the cashier told the ast store mgr that the floor was dirty. She did not, said she forgot. :o

Trimmed the fat off the ribs at home, poured the remaining cooked ones in the 6 qt crock pot, then added my homemade BBQ sauce, sliced carrots and the ribs in the 1.5 qt size.

Poured 6 oz of honey on top of the ribs, plus 4 cloves of diced garlic. Slow cooked for 3.5 hours, then sampled the fresh made ribs. Tried a small amount of ketchup with the sauce and honey. Was a good experiment. A 'Small amount' of ketchup is the key.

Will be leaving early for the hospital on Monday for my hip replacement surgery. Friday looks to be the return home date. May convalesce at a friend's home, depending on my stair climbing ability. Sure would prefer to be home.

Civil twilight is 6:18 AM EST. Night is 4:45 PM.

Sunrise: 6:50 AM. Set: 4:13 PM.

Length of day: 9h 23m. Length of visible light: 10h 27m. Tomorrow will be 2m 01s shorter.

The temp is 17° (-8°C), the high will be 23° (-5°C), in clear skies.

Have a delightful day!

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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2014 12:12:20 AM

Justin....Nice tree! Didn't realize they can still track us even with our phones off!
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2014 11:44:07 PM

Good evening Justin

Thanks on the GB ride. Emily's updates will be all over FB.

We just put our tree up last night. We figured it was the best time to do it due to our crazy schedules.


Dino's Jukebox tonight. Tonight's band formed in Dublin, Ireland in 1976. They are ranked #22 in Rolling Stone's list of the 100 greatest artists of all time. They have sold over 150 million records in their existence. A bit of controversy was raised when their newest album, Songs of Innocence was released on to I Tunes accounts everywhere in 2014. The album at that point could be obtained by Apple customers free of charge.

The song tonight peaked at #33 in 1983 and was the first commercial success for the band in the United States. It has been covered several times from various artists including C & C Music Factory and Dierks Bentley.

U - U2 - "Pride (In The Name Of Love)"
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