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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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Mudsprings
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 3:23:26 PM


Good Afternoon GryphonJax!

So his name is Justine now. Did he change his sex? Wouldn't surprise me since Warren changes his often.

Thanks for the info on the HP. I have a Samsung and SquawBear has an Asus.

Where is the picture? All I get is information.

Have you ever seen the Julian Calendar? Today is August 14.

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GryphonJax
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 3:08:46 PM

Good afternoon Justine, just received a note from my IT shop about the following. If you (or any of your friends) have an HP/Compaq laptop, worth checking:

HP has issued a recall for power cords for their laptops, specifically those that have the code "L-15" on the end of the cord that plugs in to your power brick. Something to do with a fire hazard. (This according to our IT shop.) If you should have such a cord, you can call 877-219-6676 for a free replacement. You can also go to http:www.hp.com/support/powercordreplacement and start there. Here is a picture of what to look for (hopefully the link will work - scroll to bottom of page and click button to see image). You will definitely need your laptop model and serial number to proceed online. If the cord doesn't have a date label on it (anymore), copying the CT number off the power block will allow one to proceed to getting a replacement cord. Upon success, you will end up with a page that starts like this:

You should receive a replacement AC power cord normally in:

* 3 to 5 business days, but it may take up to 10 business days for some locations.
* Disposal instruction will be included with your replacement AC power cord shipment.
* Please print a copy of this page for your records.

Mine is now on the way.

Cheers...
 
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MusicTeacher
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 2:11:21 PM

Good Morning, Justin ♪ Thinking about you and your Mom on your first week of school. God bless both of you!

Today my Mom and I will be attending our noontime Prayer Meeting, which will be my last Prayer Meeting before I start my new full-time career as Assistant Manager of Keyboard Concepts tomorrow morning. I decided to start my new job tomorrow because I wanted to visit my Prayer Meeting group one more time today and thank all of them for their faithful prayers and moral support during this past year with the struggles of losing too many Students and job searches. After the Prayer Meeting, my Mom and I will do errands and tasks as needed before I start my full-time career tomorrow.

★ Due to my new job commitment tomorrow, I will change up my weekday GB Studio posting patterns, by doing my GB Studio replies and rounds in the evenings, instead of GB Studio replies and rounds twice daily on mornings and evenings.

Have a Wonderful Wednesday!
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LogicMan
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 10:21:18 AM

Hello Justin. Sounds like you have everything planned out and under control.

Maybe you could coach that strategy to some of us ol*er folk !
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 8:45:40 AM

Wednesday {{{{hugs}}}} Justin!
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 8:13:19 AM

Good morning, jjdm,

Have a great day!
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 4:36:32 AM

Good morning Justin!

One day in the distant future 50 years from now, you be retired, taking life easy, looking back, and longing for the hectic days of your youth. Hail to your youth. May it always be there for you.

Crock pot cooked pork sirloin cutlets and green beans for 2.5 hours. Added sliced onions, yellow peppers, and broccoli to cook al dente for the final 30-40 minutes. All came out perfect.

Really liking the first season of "Criminal Minds". Many shows were missed in this intense story of FBI profilers. The scripts are right up my alley. A suspect is found which turns out to be someone else.

Took a pleasing cruise to Littleton early this morning. Wanted to speak to the female mgr of the local convenience store w/gas pumps. She does not work mornings. Wanted to ask her lots of Q's.

Stopped in WM for a few items and get some fat free cottage cheese. Stocking the shelves was a friend know for 20 years. He is past retirement age, yet will not.

Like so many others, he feels very uncomfortable about not working and remaining home. We swapped stories for nearly 30 minutes. He is the best stocker WM has. Not a chance it will be mentioned or he will even get a warning.

Met a fellow doing 35-40 mph in the 50 mph speed zone on the CT River Hwy. He continued to step on the brake. Sure is annoying. Downshifted into 3rd and hit the pedal to the metal.

The turbo kicked in instantly. What a sound of engine and exhaust acceleration and a rush of power. In 3 seconds the car was at 85 mph. Wild, raw excitement! Hand shifted into 6th, then reset the cruise control to 55.

Returned home to make some homemade pork fried rice with lots of veggies w/evoo and thick cooked sliced mushrooms. Had some of the midnight black grapes that were on sale.

Enjoying browsing in the gardens looking at the flowers and delight in the two new wildflower section of the seen 1" wide annuals that have blossomed. Think the seed was spread way to thick, like grass seed, not flowers ever ½ inch.

Watered to fruits and flowers. Pruned the tomatoes to speed up their ripening and remove the few remain suckers. Many are now seeing orange colors and should to turn red very soon.

Harvested a cup of blueberries. That is enough for a breaky w/cereal for up to 5 meals adding other berries. Temp reached a pleasant 83° (28°C) in clear skies w/low humidity and a dew point. Spent an hour relaxing in the sun reading.

Civil twilight is 5:32 AM EDT. Night is 8:01 PM.

Sunrise: 6:03 AM. Set: 7:31 PM.

Length of day: 14h 28m. Length of visible light: 15h 29m. Tomorrow will be 2m 56s shorter.

The temp is 64° (18°C), the high is to be 80° (27°C) in clear skies.

Have a fabulous day!

              : )
 
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Mudsprings
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2014 1:11:31 PM


Thanks TUrtLE! ♥

I needed that.

Do you remember my hummingbird feeder?
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2014 9:32:30 AM

Good to hear all is going well and your Mom is getting the time in ..
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2014 8:13:02 AM

Good Morning Justin,
Elephant kids enjoy a mud party at the Oregon zoo.

Thanks for my late evening tea that I saved for this morning.

Super, the 24 hours for your mom.

I hope you aren't over extending yourself, working full time and carrying your 4 classes that will take much time, as you know. How many units? Great that the ol* gang is back for support and visitating. Hail, Hail, the Gang's All Here!

Have a Terrific Tuesday!

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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2014 3:34:54 AM

Good morning Justin!

Been off a entire year with you since January, seems to me. Okay, you are in your Jr year. And you are 20 y/o. Have them down now.

Great you are getting health Insurance at Al's. No matter if they are taking it out of your pay. No staff discount. Excellent Al's offer's a Sr discount on Thursday.

Very nice curriculum you have. Wonderful to be in your three friends' classes again. Was delighted that you mom had so many hours at Barney’s. Bagging is just as important as cutting fruit. Income pays the bills. My best to you both.

The Free Gabby Douglas Story is here. (85 min - PG) On updated FF browsers a pop up window w/an ad will appear, plus a Playboy.tv ad. Using Chrome w/AdBlock Plus deletes the ads. Movie is also on streaming Netflix. Or Free on putlocker.is using Chrome.

Enjoyed seeing a half dozen of the Gabby Douglas routines in the pre-Olympic's and her awesome gold medal performances in 2012 and earlier. No TV signals in the mtns will always mean a catching up with the times for me.

Then watch a nearly 20 y/a super middleweight boxing match between Roberto Duran and Vinny Pazienza I & II. Then watched Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Márquez I. Their first was a draw. There are three more matches to see on another occasion.

The low was 48° in the wee hours. It was nearly 55° when it was time to go outdoors. Wore just shorts and sneakers. Did two hours of garden maintenance.

Lots of dead flowers to trim off and leaves. Now that the sun is much lower above the treeline, want to give the newly planted perennials all the sun they can get to grow deep roots before the winter arrives.

Can see maple trees showing a hint of color. Other trees such as white and yellow birch are now showing leaves w/o chlorophyll. It the season for the change in autumn.

Vacuumed the Neon and the Dart. Used a portion of a can of foamy cleaner on the Dart's back seat. Cardboard box dust from going to the Transfer station built up on cloth.

For $4,000 more, black or white leather upholstery could have been selected. Was not at all worth the money to me. Used a light scrub brush to work the dust out of the pores and a towel to wipe up the foam. This worked well.

Watched three hummers in battle. One would fly into and bump another. Then the third would steal some nectar from the crocosmia. The winner of the first clash would attack the third. On and on the fray continued until they flew off into the forest.

Civil twilight is 5:31 AM EDT. Night is 8:08 PM.

Sunrise: 6:01 AM. Set: 7:33 PM.

Length of day: 14h 31m. Length of visible light: 15h 32m. Tomorrow will be 2m 54s shorter.

The temp is 59° (15°C), the high is to be 84° (29°C) in clear skies.

Have a wonderful day!

              : )
 
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MusicTeacher
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2014 2:04:40 AM

Good Evening, Justin ♪ Thank you for taking the time to stop by on your first day of your Sophomore Year at your University, and update us about your busy preparations and first day of classes, along with the Courses you and your Friends decided to take together. How interesting that you and your Friends are doing this! Are they all in the same major as you are in?

I am also glad your Mom did get in some work hours for this week! PTL! Every bit of income helps!

Thank you for rejoicing with me on the big news of today, which was landing my brand new job as the Assistant Operations Manager of Keyboard Concepts Piano Superstore, for the like and nice comment, after you saw my post on FB. It is surely an incredible answer to our prayers. I posted an extra long story update at my Studio of how the interview went, as well as the work details that I know so far. But I know your time here and online in general is very limited, so I will brief you here instead.

My online time will soon be limited too, once I start my new job. The work hours for me will be M-F between 10 AM - 7 PM, with weekends and certain holidays off, and allowances as needed to get off from work early on Tuesdays at 4 PM to get to my FASO Rehearsals in Los Angeles as needed when we are in session again. I plan on cutting down my Studio posts to once daily in the evenings, so that I have time to exercise and get ready for work in the mornings.

The starting salary of $2,400/month is great! Plus they will offer benefits and a pay raise after 3 months on the job.

Thank you so much for all the prayers and moral support, and God bless you and your Mom!

Good Night!
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[Edited by: MusicTeacher at 8/26/2014 2:07:54 AM EST]
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MadDogUSMC
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2014 12:16:54 AM

Justin....extra credit is always good!
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KHF
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2014 12:03:34 AM

Hi Justin - It sounds like a very good schedule - interesting courses and good professors. I remembered that you set up your schedule to coincide with your friends'. That is so good and makes it all the more enjoyable for you.

So good to hear that your mom got the extra hours. Hopefully things will continue to work out for her.

Of course your family, school and work come before posting so we understand completely and just look forward to what you have time for.
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jjdm
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 11:10:27 PM

Good evening, everyone!

Today’s Pictures:
Inside Tree House

The time off from GB before school started helped me be able to do a lot of things around the house. Once again, I appreciate everyone’s understanding!

Thankfully Mom was scheduled 24 hours this week at Barney’s. It’s all bagging shifts, but hey same pay either way! It is a blessing that she is getting that extra work.

School started for me today. And yes, I will still continue working 39-40 hours a week. I will be going to school on my day’s off. I will be going to school from 11:30 am - 6:45 pm. After my first class, I have a lunch break. And once again, Marija, Ana, Aaron, and I have all of our classes together. The best part of returning to school was being able to see my three friends!

My first class was an Accounting class. The one thing I’ll say about this course is that this professor gives out lots of extra credit!

After my lunch break is my second class. That one is an Information Systems class. Basically it’s a business computer class. I’ll be doing stuff such as designing a website and writing my own program. Plus, there will be many quizzes in this class. Overall, I think the workload will be most intense in this class.

The third class that we are taking is for our minor (Pre-Law). It’s a Criminal Justice class. Since Jeff had this course & teacher before, I’ll be able to talk with him if I have any questions. He mentioned that this professor is very knowledgeable in his field and after being in his class one day, I can believe it!

The last class is a Business Professional Speech class. Looking at the syllabus, it doesn’t look like we will have any tests or exams. However, we do have a few papers, a chapter presentation, and a business presentation.

Overall, I think this semester will be a good one. It will be challenging, but it looks like all of the courses/professors will be reasonable. However, due to the increase in workload and the same amount of work hours, my time on GB will continue to be limited. I’ll try to stop in every few days. :)

Please know that I continue to read your messages here daily whenever I get a break in my day.

I’m only responding to a few select today, but I do read ALL of your messages.

MusicTeacher, I was delighted to read on FB that you were hired by Keyboard Concepts Superstore! PTL for an answer to all of our prayers! I know you will be super happy to see your first paycheck! Best of luck as you start your job!

GJ, lol my last week of freedom was last week! I started school today. And actually, I will continue working FT at Al’s.

Midnight, I do remember you asking about the perks of working at Al’s. I do get health insurance, though there is an amount taken out of my check for it. As for a discount for shopping at Al’s, there is none for employees. So that’s why Mom and I shop on Thursdays, so Mom can get her Senior Discount (which is offered to all customers every Thursday). And BTW, I started my Junior year of college this year!

attitash, have fun!

Good day!
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Mudsprings
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 8:49:21 PM


Good Evening Attitash!

One second I looked and the next second you are here.

That's awesome. I've never been to Ottawa or Ontario for that matter. The farthest I've been is Winnipeg in 1967 to visit my late wife's relatives who had a huge farm there.

Enjoy the trails, parks and museums. Make sure you take a lot of pictures.

I'll see you when you get back.

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attitash
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 8:39:20 PM

Heading to Ottawa early tomorrow to see the sights of the Nation`s Capital. Known for cycling trails, parks & museums. Will be gone for a few days & my posting will be limited. Have a good night.
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 8:33:30 AM

Good Morning Justin,

Sending you {{{hugs}}} and Best Wishes for a successful semester/year at school!
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attitash
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 6:12:00 AM

Good morning Justin.....a nice sunny day ahead with a high of 25°C/77°F feeling like 30°C/86°F with humidity. Off for an early round of golf but the sun is definitely rising later these days. Have a great return to school.
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 4:34:46 AM

Good morning Justin!

Have a super first day back into college. Now you are a sophomore. Excellent!

Had a pleasing combo of 3 fresh berries w/1% milk and wheat bran flakes for breaky at 3 AM. After my rounds had some fabulous laughs watching "Everybody Loves Raymond". Then settled down to watch "The Gabby Douglas Story" (2014) 1hr 26m PG-13.

This powerful inspirational story is the life of an 8 y/o girl that fell in love with gymnastics. A dream that got stronger with age. She saw a Chinese coach on TV, "The Coach of the Year" and wished to train in his gym 1,000 miles away, in Iowa.

Her mom got injured and could not pay the bills. Poor is only when one runs out of hope. Gabby was rich w/talent, had the desire to learn, lots of muscle strength, and gifted.

A host family from Iowa decides to take Gabby in for 2 years so she can train w/her beloved coach and his wife at their gym. The coach rebuilt her, trained her to do the impossible, so grace can join in on her skills, then propelled her to the Hall of Fame.

Along the way Gabby had several falls and lows. Sometimes the only way to get stronger is to get knocked down. Gabrielle even felt like quitting. Her mother visited her in Iowa and reminded her of the sacrifices made so she could pursue her dream.

The only thing worse than failing is quitting. She returned to the gym w/renewed determination. Her coach told her, "A champion is not made of muscle. It is made of heart."

Gabby Douglas performed w/the U.S. Women's Gymnastics team at the 2012 Summer Olympics. She won gold medals in both the individual, all-around, and team competitions in each of the four gymnast events.

Gabrielle Douglas is the first African-American gymnast in Olympic history to become the individual all-around champion, the first American gymnast to win gold in both the individual, all-around, and team competitions at the same Olympics as well as being the only American all-around champion to win multiple gold medals.

She was also a member of the gold-winning U.S. team at the 2011 World Championships. Gabby reaches for the stars. A heartwarming film for the entire family that shows adversity may be conquered. My rating is a 6 on a scale of 5.

Top 10 best of the FREE movie sites. Two are Smartphone friendly. Six are in HD.

Did return to that Shaw's store to check the cod price. It is now $5.99 a lb for this week. ; )

Civil twilight is 5:30 AM EDT. Night is 8:05 PM.

Sunrise: 6:00 AM. Set: 7:35 PM.

Length of day: 14h 34m. Length of visible light: 15h 35m. Tomorrow will be 2m 54s shorter.

The temp is 59° (15°C), the high is to be 83° (28°C) in clear skies.

Have a pleasant day!

              : )
 
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MadDogUSMC
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 1:09:38 AM

Justin.....don't forget to have some fun while you are at it!
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HappyHiker
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2014 6:50:49 PM

Hi Justin, I'm thinking of you as you gear up for your busy semester ahead. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers - be sure to get enough rest!
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Silverhand
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2014 3:30:51 PM

Hello, Justin!

Sunday funnies:
For Better or For Worse
Pickles
FoxTrot
Calvin and Hobbes
Get Fuzzy

Have a great week!
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GryphonJax
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2014 12:37:17 PM

Good morning/afternoon Justin,

I imagine you are quite busy with work, getting ready for classes (Tuesday after Labor Day, right?), and end-of-summer activities with friends. Personal life does indeed comes before GB, just remember to maintain an appropriate work-life balance moving forward. Yes, college is your current work assignment (along with your PT job, of course). Remember to take some time for yourself, too.

My week has been crazy. Great at work, funky with the bank. My eldest daughter got caught up in a "new" Nigerian scam and because my name was on her account, I was punished for the mis-deed as well.

For any here who have forlorn significant others due to their "other" being overseas, I'll leave the scam details over in TL.

Enjoy your last week of "freedom". hehe
 
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Farful
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2014 10:04:59 AM

Good morning jjdm and All!
 
jj, Had to have help using the U-scanner at Sam's yesterday. The package of ciabatta bread did not have the barcode on it.
 
It was so nice to have a good rain shower for the veggies, lawn and garden. Will not mind having to mow lawn again.
 
Happy Sunday!

[Edited by: Farful at 8/24/2014 10:05:58 AM EST]
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attitash
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2014 8:54:02 AM

Good morning Justin....a sunny day with a high of 24°C/75.2°F. No threat of rain...1st day in 5 days! Tired after yesterday`s family gathering but will mow the lawn Have a great day.
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2014 8:24:48 AM

Good morning, jjdm,

Another hot day today (with high humidity and dew points) here in the Atlanta area. UGH! I believe I will just stay home today.

Have a great day!
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2014 7:00:34 AM

Good Morning Justin,
See PM please.

Your Sunday movie is The Lord's Prayer shared with us from Steve Politte.

The music is performed by B.J. Morbitzer.

The only text is in the first an almost final frames. Enjoy the graphics, especially the stained glass windows.

May you be blessed.

[Edited by: TUrtLE1625 at 8/24/2014 7:03:10 AM EST]
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2014 5:06:03 AM

Good morning Justin!

Have a blessed morning in church w/your mom. Have many days to wait until your time is free to post.

Woke up well before 1 AM yesterday and began my rounds. Sometime around 4 AM returned to sleep for 90 minutes. Felt so much better after the extra sleep.

My neighbor up the mtn has a son who visited me early in the morning. The cause being my outside hand pump failed. He turned the leather suction flap over and the Harvard pitcher pump was as good as new.

Asked him to take a look at my Neon. Connected the removed battery cable and he could not get it to turn over. Said he will ask some pro mechanics what it could be and return in a few weeks.

Drove the Dart to the Recycling Center before the glass, tin, and paper could collect in a giant pile in the house. Spoke to a few of the town residents. Featured item of the week was a brand new stainless steel saucepan.

Drove to Whitefield and was surprised to see traffic. The cause of this was a 300 person bicycle race from Twin Mtn to Littleton. Police were in Whitefield and in Littleton directing traffic. Also to prevent cyclists from being hit as they took two rights across oncoming traffic in their 20 something mile (32-48 km)race.

Visited a lady friend who has a barn sale loaded with items. Bought 2 pairs of new nylon stocking that look like they are left over from the 1950's They probably are. Two pairs for 25¢.

Plan to go to the barber shop and get a bag of hair to place in the legs and tie a knot. Nylon stocking w/a bar of soap inside is ideal for washing ones' hands that have pitch pine. The mesh really scrubs deeply.

No deals at my pal the meat mgr's supermarket today. Headed to Littleton and decided to stop at the Gold House for their major size steak bomb for $8.06 inc tax. The 12" size did not disappoint.

Then stopped at Big Papa's Marketto look for 1 PM deals before the 2 PM auction of all produce begins. He had sweet yellow bell peppers 5/$2.

Saw that Shaw's had a sale on 3 liters (101 oz's)od Bertolo's Evoo for a mere $16.99. Jumped on that and left the store to avoid temptation to buy more items on sale.

Went to Home Depot and bought 3 new ¼"wide lag bolts 1¼" long to have nice new shiny bolts to attach the pump to the top of my well.

Could use a catch container and a run off pvc pipe to send the run off water from the pump down the gentile slope off into the forest. Have a small and far too shallow dry well filled w/pea stone.

Civil twilight is 5:28 AM EDT. Night is 8:07 PM.

Sunrise: 5:59 AM. Set: 7:36 PM.

Length of day: 14h 37m. Length of visible light: 15h 38m. Tomorrow will be 2m 53s shorter.

The temp is 49° (9°C), the high is to be 79° (26°C), to be sunny skies.

Have a splendid day!

              : )
 
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2014 8:12:32 AM

Good Morning Justin,

Saturday {{{hugs}}}
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attitash
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2014 7:14:32 AM

Good morning Justin....cloudy day with a high of 23°C/73.4°F feeling like 30°C/86°F. Another day with a 30-40% chance of rain. Have had some rain over the past 3 days. Received my ski membership notice in the mail yesterday. Pay by September 15th for a 5% discount. Will have it paid by the date. Off to my sister`s cottage for the day. Sounds like most of the family will be there. Will get to see my nephew who just returned from Australia....went to university there for a year & will complete his final year here. Have a great day.
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MusicTeacher
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2014 3:46:25 AM

Good Evening, Justin! ♪ ♫ I hope and pray you will enjoy your last weekend of summer and make the most of the remaining time you will have before school starts up again.

Today (Friday the 22nd) was dedicated to entertaining family Visitors from NY and job searches. Regarding picture updates, if you happen to be on FB when I share pictures, that is a much easier place to √ them out instead of with my PB picture and album links at my Studio.

As I promised, I will update you regarding my job searches as time permits. Thank you as always for the faithful prayers! Here is a copy and paste from my Studio of the bottom portion of today's update regarding work prospects through the end of today's Studio update:

I also pursued some Music job leads that I found on FB. I attempted to contact a Music Studio in Brea, CA but the e-mail address given to me was bad and was returned. Secondly I contacted a Music Store in Fountain Valley, CA offering a position as Assistant Promotions Manager and Sheet Music Cashier. It is a good FT job, 40 hours a week, with benefits. The one hiring called me up twice, indicating interest in my resume. After I submitted my resume, we scheduled an interview for Monday. He liked my resume so much, he already proposed over the phone to pay me between $2K to $3K a month with benefits. Earning $3K a month is like suddenly gaining 30 new Students, as the average Student pays me $100/month for lessons. I was so excited by this prospect.

Then one of my friends that I met through the Music Teachers' Association and the Certificate of Merit Program posted on her Facebook page a Violin Teaching job ad for a Studio in Cerritos looking for a Violin Teacher. I replied to her post with a strong interest, and then private messaged her. I will pursue that new Violin Teaching job lead tomorrow! Now I have to decide between the steady FT job at the Music Store in Fountain Valley, CA offering great pay and benefits, or another freelance Violin and Piano teaching job in Cerritos, CA, closer to home for me, without benefits.

Please pray that I will choose and land the right music job meant for me. PTL that my job searches are now going in the right direction, and along my specialties as a Musician instead of an unrelated day job! I am so excited that it is very possible for me to land a new job before the end of this month! That is what I prayed to God for specifically, because losing three Students last night is adding on to my financial hardships. Thank you to everyone who has faithfully prayed for me in these most difficult and trying times of my life and career, and please keep the prayers coming. I now sense that God is now starting to move in mighty ways in my life, and prayers are about to be answered. But I will save the rejoicing until I actually am confirmed hired by the right company, take up the job offer, and make that first dream paycheck that will change my life, get me out of my financial ruts, provide reliably for my many unmet needs, and make me a much happier person! :-))))

It was a fantastic Friday of entertaining our Visitors, working on pictures on my computer, and finding several great Music job leads, that ended on a ♪ high note! Praise the Lord!

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Good Night! Here is a picture of me enjoying the gorgeous views at Signal Hill-Hilltop Park!
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2014 2:52:15 AM

Good morning Justin!

Enjoyed a thrilling TV crime drama early in the morning yesterday. A college campus is terrorized by a serial arsonist. The profile team attempts to find the wear abouts of the next fire and who the arsonist is in the TV series "Criminal Minds."

The series follows a team of profilers from the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit. The show differs from many procedural dramas by focusing on profiling the criminal, called the unsub or "unknown subject", rather than the crime itself. New on Netflix.

Went to bed after 8 PM the night before. Had hoped to sleep until 4 or 5 AM. Sleep until 2 AM. The cause being at 8 AM an abdominal ultrasound was to be done at the hospital.

Did not eat from 1PM the afternoon before until 9 AM. When the test was completed, hightailed it to Subway for a white egg, bacon, provolone, with all the veggies on a 6"flatbread. No jalapeno peppers or hot sauce. A coffee (or soda) included w/tax for $3.27.

Had my shopping list for Shaw 3 day w/e and new weekly sale. Purchased bone in sirloin pork chops for a great price of $1.69, midnight black grapes are $1.67, (bought red the day before for $1.50 a lb) and red peppers field grown are $1.99 a lb. High for this time of the year.

My list was written down that cod was $5.99 a lb. The seafood mgr said it was $6.99 this week. Went to the the front where the fliers are and yes, it read $5.99 a pound.

Returned to the seafood dept and asked for 9 pieces of cod w/big fat loins. When they were all wrapped after weighing (almost 8 lbs), the current flier was given to the seafood mgr.

She said we never sell it at that price. Told her unless they are purchased at $5.99 a lb she would be placed under citizen's arrest by me for theft by deception and bait and switch.

That opened her eyes, especially when she was told by me to call the police. Told her make up her mind, right here, right now. Could hear a giant sigh from her, as she changed the price of the cod sticker for $5.99 a lb totaling $46, instead of the $8.99 (or her $6.99 sale price) list price of $69.

Told her to have a nice day. Then went to the C.S. desk, asked for the store mgr, explained the sales ad reads $5.99 and the seafood sign reads $6.99. Told him that a return visit later will be done to check on the cod price. Mean it.

Went to Sullivan's greenhouse to ask about growing a herb garden. Was told that parsley, cilantro, basil, and oregano do not grow back each spring up in Zone 3. Will consider my new annual 2' x 4' section for a herb garden next spring. A six pack of each this year cost $2.

Bought two more 4" containers of echinacea for $1.25 ea. Returned home to put the food away and cooked some delicious cod. Planted the two new perennials, then relished lots of leisure in the gardens.

Civil twilight is 5:27 AM EDT. Night is 8:09 PM.

Sunrise: 5:58 AM. Set: 7:38 PM.

Length of day: 14h 40m. Length of visible light: 15h 41m. Tomorrow will be 2m 52s shorter.

The temp is 61° (16°C), the high is to be 75° (24°C), to be in sunny skies.

Have a tremendous day!

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MadDogUSMC
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 10:20:54 PM

Justin....I completely understand! I'm about to head back out to OK myself. I'll be heading home to KY for Labor Day weekend though! Try to have some fun buddy!
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attitash
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 4:55:20 PM

Good afternoon Justin.....a high of 23°C/73.4°F feeling like 30°C/86°F with humidity. 70% chance of afternoon showers. A few sprinkles so far but a threatening sky. Walked around local trails close the car if rain occurred to keep dry. Have a great day.
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 3:31:52 PM

Good morning jjdm and All!
 
jj, Two of the original 4 U-scan machines were out of order at Sam's today. They had two of the cashier machines turned around to use as U-scanners.
 
Really liked the free sample of spinach dip and crackers there this morning. Gas was $3.16 per gallon plus 5% discount if you use the Sam's Master credit card on the first $200 per month.
 
TGIF!
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HappyHiker
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 3:31:09 PM

Hi Justin, I understand only too well how life can interfere with having time to post on Gas Buddy. It's been a very busy week for me, with medical appointments, walking, a resumed schedule at the gym, Bible study, Book Club, baking, letters and cards written to soldiers, etc, etc.

I do have a bit of good news, my daughter and SIL have decided NOT to bank their week at their timeshare at a beach south of here, so they're flying in from Texas for the week. They'll land at San Diego and take the train to their resort. I've been invited to go down for three nights, and then they'll come and spend the weekend with me before heading back home. It's been six months since I last visited them, which is the longest time we've been apart since she was born 47 years ago. And I do miss her terribly, so I'm ecstatic.

Have a great weekend.
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 7:23:06 AM

TGIF Justin, sure hope you keep the consecutive day streak going........
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 7:18:37 AM

Good Morning Justin,

Friday {{{{hugs}}}}
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 4:50:08 AM

Good morning Justin!

No Chicago update then. Must have been a bad experience. j/k

Left a bit early for the market. It was a very pleasant drive on the CT River Hwy. Everything was so calm and peaceful. A light fog flowed over the river, 3 to 4' above.

With much of that road repaved it felt like cruising down the blvd. A gaggle of 2 dozen geese were laying down resting and grazing in a newly mowed hayfield. The leaders were looking around and most vigilant.

Was the first to arrive at the market. The only cars in the end of the lot were the help. The young hubby, his wife, and his dad were stocking the tables rapidly.

The 6 helpers were unloading the store's own 53' tractor trailer. This is taken to the Boston Produce Center the evening before. is open 8-8 PM Thurs thru Friday. At 2 PM on Saturday. All produce is sold in a fast paced auction.

Bought a few items including 5 bulbs of garlic for $1, navel oranges 3/$1, Driscoll's raspberries 6 oz $1.67 ea, red grapes $1.50 a lb, 2 lbs of onions, $1.38, baby bella $2.25, wax beans $1.18 a lb, Butternut (also acorn) squash 44¢ a lb and cukes up to 50¢ ea.

Went to Shaw's and bought imitation crab in over 2 lbs pkgs for $1.99 alb, Boneless ,skinless chicken breasts on sale for $1.69 a lb (not a typo). broccoli crowns, for $1.49, and cans of Essential condensed cream of soups for $75¢. Bought 10 of each kind.

Headed to Rite Aid and chatted to my pal the store mgr., swapping stories and laughs. Took NH Rt 116 that parallels the Ammonoosuc River It is a wild brook trout tributary of the CT River to Whitefield.

Bought some store made pepper and garlic sausage to freeze. Mostly for my homemade chili. A fine price of $2.99 a lb. Also bought a block of cheddar cheese, 2 lbs, for $9 on sale in the deli.

Got to take some photos for the town calendar during the triangular drive thru 4 towns. Was happy to get the herd of cows that was evasive all summer.

Saw a new sign that point down a trail that goes to a pond that intrigues me to visit real soon. Have an 8 AM appointment at Weeks Memorial Hospital in radiology for an ultrasound in my abdomen.

Civil twilight is 5:26 AM EDT. Night is 8:11 PM.

Sunrise: 5:57 AM. Set: 7:40 PM.

Length of day: 14h 43m. Length of visible light: 15h 44m. Tomorrow will be 2m 51s shorter.

The temp is 57° (14°C), the high is to be 73° (23°C), in partly cloudy skies now.

Have a delightful day!

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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 2:50:12 AM

Good Evening, Justin ♩ Thank you so much for giving me the heads up regarding your busy time starting now in preparation for the start of your Junior Year at your University on Monday, and your need to discontinue GB rounds for the Fall Semester. I totally understand and can relate with you on the hectic pace of college life. I hope and pray that your Junior Year in college will go well, and that you will succeed in all of your endeavors. I will try to keep in touch here at your GB Home with occasional messages as my time permits, as my life gets very busy too. You will definitely get news from me when I do find new Students and/or a new career #2 with a steady salary. God bless you!

Thankfully I had an incredible past weekend at Church Youth Camp! I finally completed my Church Youth Camp Album here with my Photobucket MCTV Church Youth Camp 2014 Album, and a much easier-to-follow version of the same pictures on FB, which you can find by going directly to my FB page.

Take care and God bless you always!

Good Night! Here is a favorite camp picture of me roasting a jumbo marshmallow over the campfire with embers flying, on Saturday, August 16th!
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 12:51:15 AM

Good evening Justin

Just by reading your updates, I can tell you're busy even without school. I wish you the best of luck and have a great couple of semesters.

Before I spin tonight's jukebox selection, DT got the creative juices flowing for me. Last week we lost Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall. They say celebrity deaths usually come in threes and the theory holds up this time around. The voice of Saturday Night Live, Don Pardo has left us this week at age 96. He is also noted for being the announcer for the original version of Jeopardy that ran from 1964-1975. He is shown on camera in this "Weird Al" parody that also gives us cameos from Al's actual parents, original J! host Art Fleming, Greg Khin whose song Al is parodying, and one of Al's mentors and the guy that gave him his original big break, Dr. Demento. RIP Mr. Pardo
"Weird Al" Yankovic - "I Lost On Jeopardy!"

Now, this week's jukebox selection. This band was discovered in 1963 by Harvey Lisberg. They took this song to #13 in the US and #1 in the UK 50 years ago this month in August 1964.

H - Herman's Hermits - "I'm Into Something Good"
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 4:24:12 PM

Justin, everyone here should not have any issues since you are indeed getting ready to start back to class.

You do what you need to, and we'll continue to read your posts when you can make them. In the meantime, enjoy your last few days of "freedom" for this year.

Cheers....
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 3:42:44 PM

Hello, everyone! I hope all is well with you.

Unfortunately, I have a lot of things I need to accomplish over the next few days. I have to finish these things up since school will be starting next Monday. So I won't be posting on GB.

Once school starts up, I will see how things are going and decide on a posting schedule from there.

You can leave messages at my home (whatever length you want), however I won't be individually responding to them. I'll read through your posts whenever I get the chance. I hope to be back soon!

Thanks for your understanding! Have a great day!

[Edited by: jjdm at 8/21/2014 3:43:18 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 7:54:41 AM

Good Morning Justin,

Continuing:

There are 11 people hanging onto a rope that comes down from an airplane. 10 of them are blonde, and one is a brunette. They all decide that one person should get off because if they don't, the rope will break and everyone will die. No one can decide who should go, so finally the brunette delivers a very touching speech, ending with the words, "I'll get off." The blondes, all moved by the brunette's speech, start clapping. Problem solved.

Happy Thursday!
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 7:43:11 AM

Good morning Justin.....more rain today(80% chance). High of 23°C/73.4°F feeling like 30°C/86°F with humidity. Looks like an indoor day. Heading to Ottawa next week for a few days. You going to a White Sox game? Have a great day.
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 4:14:00 AM

Good morning Justin!

Will look forward to your Chicago update. Pardon my typo(s).

The ISS orbits by early tonight and tomorrow evening. 8:21 PM on the East Coast. Minutes later in the Midwest. See the times for all satellite orbits over North America.

Enjoyed finishing my rounds earlier than usual. Watched the new to Netflix, "Criminal Minds." Enjoyed seeing this show when it came out, until the digital signal had less wattage and could not reach the mtns.

Began watching "Patton" (171 min) w/the Great George C. Scott, also Karl Malden co-stars. Saw it many y/a, want to see this epic film again. Patton puts his foot down and expects all to act like a soldier in WWII. Including the wounded.

Went out when the sun rose above the trees. Used the scissors to trim we down all perennial leaves that are blocking the 6 new perennials. Saw the echinacea, only 4-5 inches tall, was being shaded.

Needed to cut out othe plant leaves for direct sun to allow its roots to travel as far as possible by first frost. Have room for 2 more in a different spot. The butterflies enjoy the flowers for nectar immensely.

Have a highbush blueberry stil w/green berries. Should get another pint or more in a few weeks. Strawberries are producing more fruit, now the the canopy of grapevines have been cut and removed.

Wildflower are doing great. Tossed some rugged twisted branches from the collection gathered from the storm some days ago on top of the all the wild flowers. Do not want an animal using the soft tilled soil as comfortable bedding.

Felt ambitious and re-mowed the back of the house done a few days ago. Now all the lawn is cut to the same length. Nice to do most of this in the shade. Like the cooler temps and no rain are slowing it growth.

Poured on deep tanning oil, sat in the sun,and enjoyed the read and breeze. Nice strong uv rays. Temp reached a pleasing 77° (25°C). It is the highest temp in the past 30 days.

Civil twilight is 5:25 AM EDT. Night is 8:12 PM.

Sunrise: 5:56 AM. Set: 7:41 PM.

Length of day: 14h 45m. Length of visible light: 15h 47m. Tomorrow will be 2m 50s shorter.

The temp is 58° (14°C), the high is to be 74° (23°C) in clear skies now. 40% chance of rain.

Off to the market to look for some deals.

Have a fantastic day!

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MadDogUSMC
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 12:31:02 AM

Justin...be careful up there buddy! Have a safe trip!
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Dino72
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 11:53:54 PM

Good evening Justin

Thought you might be busy from cooking all those lobsters. Stop in when you can, we'll be here. That's what they tell me here. And they're right.

Dino's Jukebox playing tomorrow night. Going to 1964 for the H artist. I'll tell you this much, it'll be "Something Good." Rain has cleared out. Temps staying in the mid 80s through the weekend.
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 11:52:21 PM


Good Evening Attitash!

Did you see my message to you in my home? Pretty gory.

I also talked to my friend Ian on Facebook.
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