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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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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2014 5:00:14 PM

Hi Again Justin,
I read all, too.
Sounds like a good plan for your mom. Pleased to hear that she wasn't singled out for the cut in hours.
Have fun at the party at Katie's tonight.
{{{hugs}}}

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attitash
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2014 4:05:49 PM

Good afternoon Justin...rain through the day & into the evening. High of 6°C/42.8°F. Not a good looking evening for the Trick or Treaters! Excellent marks!!! Have a good evening.
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jjdm
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2014 3:12:38 PM

Happy Halloween, everyone!

Stopping in for a quick visit. Things have been going well for Mom and me. Still waiting on a grade for my Speech paper. I took a test in Criminal Justice and got a 20/20 on that. In Accounting, I took a test and got a 88/100 on that. Since my average for the first three tests is above 92 percent (it’s a 94), I won’t have to take anymore tests for that class (it’s a little reward system that he has). :)

On Tuesday, I worked a split shift at work, had a Pastoral Council Meeting, and went to Merrillville to meet up with school friends so we could study for a test.

On Wednesday, we all went to school early since there was an extra credit opportunity for Info Systems. We learned how to make an app for an Android device. That was pretty sweet. Then I had a test in two classes, had an Ecommerce lesson in Info Systems (got a 8/10 on that quiz), and critiqued a letter in Business Speech.

On Thursday, Mom and I did some shopping and I caught up with things around the house. I worked 3 pm - 11 pm, in grocery. After work, I went on a nighttime ride with Jeff and caught up with him.

This morning, Mom and I went to visit Grandma. I’ve also took care of several errands and went out to the lake to see the big waves. The weather today is snowy, rainy, and very windy. I work 3 pm - 11 pm, in grocery. After work, I will be going to Katie’s Halloween Party.

While on the ride with Jeff the other night, I talked with Jeff regarding Mom’s hours. Jeff is the Nighttime Manager at Al’s Karwick, so he knows who makes the schedule for that store. He said that everyone got cut. If Mom’s hours are still 6-8 hours next week, she is going to talk with the the person who makes the schedule and see if she could get back to her 2 day work week.

I read all of your messages, no time to respond today. Thanks for stopping by everyone! Will be back soon.

Good day!

[Edited by: jjdm at 10/31/2014 3:13:21 PM EST]
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2014 8:07:10 AM

Happy Halloween Justin,

Trick or Treat, Trick or Treat, Trick or Treat.

Help yourself to a Halloween cookie.

TGIF
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2014 7:58:14 AM

Good morning, jjdm,

Have a fun, safe day!
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2014 5:19:49 AM

Good morning Justin!

Busy hands are happy hands. Better than too much time on one's hands.

Left nice and early for the market yesterday. The drive beside the CT River was serene w/o one vehicle in site in either direction. Too bad there was heavy overcast. The reflections in the still river was picturesque. The trees reflected perfectly in the still waters. The reflections a mirror.

Bought lightly at the market. Had lots of veggies remaining from the week before. Both lemons (huge ones) and limes are 5/$1, 2 butternut squash, 8 lbs at 48¢ a lb were $3.84, Driscoll strawberries $2 for 1 lb, and red bell peppers $1.75 a lb. Big Papa's Mkt (Click on "See more") has excellent low prices and produce 1 day just harvested and driven up from Boston in the wee hours.

Was going to visit my pal at Rite Aid, he car was not there so he wasn't either, Went to WM for a few items and then to Shaw's. Grabbed the wrong 8 oz bags of spinach that were on sale for $1.

Was amazed the experienced Front End Mgr, that took over the cashier's spot, had a lot of trouble crediting my account for the spinach. It was a 12 minute experience. Told her my hip cartilage is worn and she was nice enough to exchange the spinach in produce for me.

Returned home to clean up the ribs out of the crock pot, pour the homemade BBQ sauce into a cottage cheese container and freeze it. Coating the cleaned crock w/evoo added 5 boneless skinless chicken breasts ($1.77 a lb!)

Much of the in stock green beans were added, all the Brussels sprouts, 6 massive carrots, an onion, 6 cloves of garlic and two yams. Barely room for all of this. Glad it is a 6 quart crock pot. 4 hours on high and she is ready.

Then slices of a chicken breast were cubed, onion, carrots, celery sliced and simmered for an hour. Then wheat spaghetti in 1½" lengths were added and cooked for 12 minutes.

A ½ cup of milled flax seed, which thickens up soup and gravies also is very healthy for you. Made 2 quarts of chicken soup for a snack or for breky. Noticed this homemade soup is allowing me to drop some pounds nicely.

Civil twilight is 6:52 AM EDT. Night is 6:07 PM.

Sunrise: 7:22 AM. Set: 5:36 PM.

Length of day: 10h 14m. Length of visible light: 11h 15m. Tomorrow will be 2m 45s shorter.

The temp is 36° (2°C), the high will be 49° (9°C), in partially cloudy skies.

Have a delightful day!

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Dino72
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2014 11:24:37 PM

Good evening Justin

Had a great evening with the Mrs. and Dylan this evening as Trick or Treat took place in Middlebourne tonight. I'm enjoying a Twizzlers right now. Emily, at almost 13, has decided that she's done with dressing up:-( Yeah, I know, this day was coming.

Was unable to get the jukebox tunes out last night. So, let's get caught up. Don't worry, I have extra quarters if anyone needs them.

What haven't I already said about this guy. Greatest selling album of all time, seven top 40 singles from this album, and the late, legendary Vincent Price doing a "rap" on this tune. As close to rap as I'll do on the jukebox. The actual video runs about 14 minutes long so I decided we'd go with a home made version with emphasis on the song.

Michael Jackson - "Thriller"

The second Halloween-themed tune was a huge hit for this guy in 1981. It was sampled in 2009 by Kid Rock and that particular version sits atop my list of songs I absolutely hate. The original Warren Zevon song is one of my all time favorites. How can you go wrong with lines like "I saw a werewolf drinking a Pina Collada at Trader Dick's?"

Warren Zevon - "Werewolves Of London"

Halloween wouldn't be Halloween without this classic from 1962. And this one does have a cute video with it.
Bobby "Boris" Pickett - "Monster Mash"

Finally, the regular weekly Jukebox entry.

For this week's regular jukebox entry, I came across some fascinating trivia connected with it. The song is "Ghostbusters" from Ray Parker Jr. In some countdowns it peaked at #2 being kept out of the top spot by "When Doves Cry" from Prince for the movie Purple Rain in 1984. When the sequel to Ghostbusters came out in 1989, Bobby Brown was called upon to make the single from it. It also peaked at #2 being kept out of the top spot by.... you guessed it, Prince. He was a #1 with "Batdance" from the movie "Batman." No other artist has performed this unique feat and was a definite one in a billion shot for the Pop charts. Have a safe and happy Halloween buddies. See you back here after we flip the calendars and set the clocks back.

R - Ray Parker Jr. - "Ghostbusters"
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attitash
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2014 6:50:12 PM

Busy day at work...fingers crossed I get off on time & can head home! Looking forward to the weekend off. Have a good night.
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2014 8:15:53 AM

Good Morning Justin,

{{{{hugs}}}

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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2014 5:11:54 AM

Good morning Justin!

Here for when you find the time to post. Stay very busy.

Woke up for the day at 1 AM. Not bad at all. Made a 4 berry combo w 2 fresh berries and two frozen ones. Poured in 1% milk added raisin bran and had a feast before 1:30 AM.

After my rounds the thought of getting skinless boneless chicken breasts for $1.77 a pound became overwhelming. Since it was raining lightly for hours, took the short drive to my home town Shaw's.

Bought a pkg of 6 breasts at the advertised $1.77 a lb and saw that 8 ozs of spinach was on sale for the week for $1 ea. Reg cost at Shaw's is a whopping $3.49 for an 8 oz bag. Unreal! A 2.5 lb bag is $6 every week at the mkt.

Stopped for my mail at the P.O. Getting bills is no fun for me. Almost drove to my pal's Mac's Mkt in Whitefield. No need to go as their sales were seen in the free newspapers . Will stop in Friday or the w/e to see if the are new specials for the week.

Discovered a new movie and TV series site. ShareTV offers free HD pix w/stereo sound of the latest movies and TV series for the entire year. ShareTV does not stock a cpmplete library like Putlocker.is does.

Yet some of Putlockers movies are far from HDShareTV is Free w/o having to register. Draw back is there are commercials, 4 & 5, one after the other.

Civil twilight is 6:49 AM EDT. Night is 6:09 PM.

Sunrise: 7:19 AM. Set: 5:39 PM.

Length of day: 10h 17m. Length of visible light: 11h 17m. Tomorrow will be 2m 45s shorter.

The temp is 34° (1°C), the high will be 47° (8°C), w/further overcast.

Have a fantastic day!

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attitash
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2014 11:17:28 AM

Good morning Justin....mix of sun & cloud with an afternoon/evening threat of rain. High of 11°C/51.8°F. Drove to work.....must be getting older(or wiser)...the thought of getting wet not appealing to me. Have a good day.
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2014 8:01:40 AM

Good Morning Justin,
{{{hugs}}}

It's almost time for Halloween and as happens every year at the Oregon Zoo it was the squishing the squash party by the elephants the other day.

The video is 2 min. in length. I would suggest you view the first minute and watch Lily the baby elephant as she climbs on top of one of the pumpkins. The largest pumpkin weighs in at 1,266-lbs.

Happy Wednesday!
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2014 5:11:48 AM

Good morning Justin!

Any modifications to your mom's hours?

Woke up at midnight Tuesday morning. Thought rolling over would get me back to sleep. It did not. Got up had a slice of pizza w/added mushrooms, diced spinach, w/pepperjack cheese and returned email messages that were rec'd.

Watched Criminal Minds and the 4th episode of season 1 of The Continuum. The viewers of this sci-fi series give this show a 91% approval. Am liking this show a bundle.

Then did my rounds and posts while fatigue set set at the end. The early morning wake got to me 7 hours later. Turned in and was surprised to have slept 3 solid hours. Good, just what was needed.

Went out for a wildflower patch inspection. They looked great. They are blooming and many are dif purple types not seen in these parts. Will eventually upload the pix/Have been slacking for weeks.

Durn damp and cold outside. Temp was 45 (C) just after it stopped raining, just after 11 AM. Real raw outdoors, right to the bone. Returned inside to play some StarCraft II and get lost in time for 3 hours.

It is going to be a while to get used to the coming winter. In fact our Mt Washington and the Presidential Range has 2 inches of snow depth from the other day. Will most likely see snow in the valley Friday evening into Sat morning. Don't expect much, yet am ready for a 3 foot blizzard.

Tonight is the last time the ISS orbits over the East Coast for a while. In my area it will be seen at 6:48 PM . Easily seen w/the naked eye, watch the ISS and the other satellites in your area.

Civil twilight is 6:49 AM EDT. Night is 6:09 PM.

Sunrise: 7:19 AM. Set: 5:39 PM.

Length of day: 10h 20m. Length of visible light: 11h 20m. Tomorrow will be 2m 48s shorter.

The temp is 39° (4°C), the high will be 58° (14°C), w/a 50% chance of rain

Have a wonderful day!

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Dino72
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2014 11:33:37 PM

Good evening Justin

Tonight's jukebox extra is not really a Halloween tune. The title goes along with the Halloween theme, though. As DT would say, it's one of those songs that the radio just doesn't play anymore. Even the o*dies stations. It was a #3 hit in 1968.

Classics IV - "Spooky"
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KHF
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2014 10:17:54 PM

Hi Justin - I like your choice of bedding. Nice looking and I am gathering that it is very comfortable since you seem to have been sleeping well.

Fingers crossed that your mom gets more hours next week. I would think that things would be getting busier soon at the stores with the holidays coming.

Of course we understand when you cannot make it into GB. Priorities are important to keep in focus.
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2014 8:02:51 PM

Good evening Justin.....another education day at work today(not a normal work day for me...8hrs of OT). Unseasonal high of 19°C/66.2°F with scattered showers, cloud & periods of sun. Drove to work & stayed dry! Have a good night.
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2014 8:49:19 AM

Good Morning Justin,
Drinking my pumpkin tea this morning. Thank you.

Sure hope your mom's hours increase. It's a wait and see game.

We had quite the wind and rain storm on Saturday.
The following photos with captions from Ken Gagne were posted on the county web site.

Pelicans out there…lookin’ pretty grumpy!

These pelicans don’t need storm warning signs to tell ‘em which way the blows!

Bumper to bumper traffic just trying to stay warm!

"Groober" takes off saying…”You guys can have this stuff! I’m headed for Miami!”

"I'm on a bead to Biscayne Bay, boys!”

Have a Terrific Tuesday!
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2014 4:21:49 AM

Good morning Justin!

Love to experiment and to cook. Also like to eat well. Here gas is by the penny changes, Hope it drops further than Wednesday. Thank you for sharing your prediction.

Another early to rise morning, slept until 1 AM. Enjoyed the posts and completing my rounds early yesterday. Seems the servers of GB determine if the posts go slow or fast. Some posts still hang on occasion. A page test to another other site sees rapid page response.

Delighted in learning more about the StarCraft II tutorial and learning about how each new soldier and war machines fight and their weapons used. The symphony orchestra music is superb and the graphics continue to astonish with bright colors and details. Here is a screenshot.

The war made me fatigued. Laid down and got in a two needed nap. My eyes and mind were tired. They felt great after the rest. Had a fresh four berry combo w/Raisin Bran and 1% milk.

Went outdoors to look at the gardens. Temp was 41° (5°C) and the humidity was 82%. Cold and raw to the bone. When the crisp sound of rifle fire, about ½ mile away was heard, decided to return to the house.

In northern NH hunting season began Sept 1 and rifle deer hunting ends Dec 15. Think it best the remain inside. No need for a hunter to explain to the Fish & Game Dept and S.P. what part of me looked like a deer.

The ISS orbits the East Coast at 6:00 tonight in my area. See the ISS and the other satellites in your area.

Civil twilight is 6:48 AM EDT. Night is 6:11 PM.

Sunrise: 7:18 AM. Set: 5:41 PM.

Length of day: 10h 22m. Length of visible light: 11h 22m. Tomorrow will be 2m 48s shorter.

The temp is 38° (3°C), the high will be 58° (14°C), w/a 70% chance of partial sun.

Have a fabulous day!

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Dino72
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2014 11:14:59 PM

Good evening Justin

I'm like VH-1. I love the 70s.


Monday evening here and have already made one trip to Moundsville today. We stopped in to pick up some basketball shoes for Dylan as he will return to the hardwood this winter for his second season. He found a pair he liked and then, as we're heading back toward home, he discovers the two shoes he has are different styles. Luckily we hadn't gone far and did a U turn to get him two that matched. We stopped off at Wendy's for some dinner and I got the opportunity to try their new BBQ pulled pork sandwich. I got the smoky barbeque sauce and it was good. I do recommend it.

Dino's Jukebox is playing extras all this week featuring Halloween-themed tunes. The first selection comes from one of the originators of "Shock Rock" because of his elaborate stage shows. His first releases date back to 1969 with his first solo work starting around 1975. In the late '80s and early '90s he was perceived as a hard rock artist although that's not always been the case. It's time to enter the Halloween-themed Dino's Jukebox with a simply courteous welcome...

Alice Cooper - "Welcome To My Nightmare"
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jjdm
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2014 9:23:51 PM

Good evening, everyone!

Today’s Picture:
Bed Finale: All Made Up

I went to bed around 9 pm on Sunday. I woke up a couple of times throughout the night, but I didn’t get up until about 7 am. So overall, I got almost 10 hours of sleep. :) I had a productive morning on Monday since I completed all of my usual daily tasks before heading to school. I even had time to work ahead on some Accounting homework!

In Accounting, we reviewed for our upcoming test. For lunch, we decided to stay on campus and have lunch at the cafeteria (I had a bacon cheeseburger). In Info Systems, we learned about how technology helps managers make decisions and how technology is making many things automated. In Criminal Justice, we learned about Ethics.

Since that class got out early, we all got to sit outside for 30 minutes and relax. In Business Speech, we learned how to write a business letter. Once I got home, I discovered that Mom made round steak with green beans for dinner. I was actually going to make the round steak, but Mom said that she thought that it was her turn to make a dinner. In the end, dinner was good!! lol

Looking at my schedule for the rest of the week, it is looking to be super busy. So busy that I’m going to need to take another short break from GB. Not sure how long I will be away, but you all know that I will be back as soon as I can. A big thanks to everyone for their understanding!

Silverhand, thanks for the funnies!

Farful, sounds like you have a mattress that works for you two! We are also getting some beautiful weather here as well.

Dino72, it was my first (and only) time seeing that grading scale. Thanks for the local pics! Enjoy your 70s.

Midnight, my gas prediction, which I do for our local area, was to expect falling prices until at least Wednesday. Here in the Midwest, we have a different pricing way. When stations go up, they spike 15-30 cents at a time. Then they Today I woke up early, at 7 am. :) Looks like lots of food was involved in your update...lol.

TUrtLE, thanks for the pumpkin facts and treat!

Claudie, Mom said that when she looked at another bagger’s hours, she saw that this person also had only 6 hours. For now, we won’t say anything (we will see if her hours increase the following week). Though, I did tell Mom to hint to one of the nicer office girls that she would like more hours.

trugasCA, great that my pic helped you see that! I’m coming out of retirement for the rest of the week. ;)

KHF, Mom said that when she looked at another bagger’s hours, she saw that this person also had only 6 hours. For now, we won’t say anything (we will see if her hours increase the following week). Though, I did tell Mom to hint to one of the nicer office girls that she would like more hours.

attitash, our election day will be coming up soon.

Good night!
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2014 8:51:39 PM

Greetings Justin.....played golf this morning, mulched leaves after lunch & voted after dinner....Municipal Election Day in Ontario. New Mayors & councils elected for a 4yr term. Sun this morning, afternoon cloud & light evening showers. High of 10°C/50°F. Have a super evening.
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2014 4:18:59 PM

Hi Justin - Did you or your mom check to see if she were the only one with reduced hours? If so, it would be worth one of you asking (hopefully a more level headed manager) for the reason. That is valid for an employee to do.

Nice that Grandma got to enjoy some of the chop Suey cooked from her own recipe.

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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2014 10:11:25 AM

JJ, Now one can see the size difference of your bed. I have a single size, and could not put 2 pillows on it.
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2014 7:58:24 AM

Good morning, jjdm,

Gosh, I hope the reason your Mom's got sure few hours this week is b/c they're cutting back hours and not the other situation. Are you going to try to find out for her?

I think we've been having Indian summer these last few days and including today; temps have been about 10° warmer than normal for this time of the year (in the high 70s/low 80s). Supposedly that'll end after today and the temps will get back into the low-to-mid-70s where they belong. Looking forward to the cooler temps again. At least it's also been sunshiny with just about no clouds in the sky at all; just a gorgeous blue, blue sky! :)

Have a great day!
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2014 7:58:16 AM

Good Morning Justin,
Thanks for my tea yesterday that I saved for this morning.

Everyone has an off day on occasion, but it's too bad it was directed at your mom. Sure hope it didn't have anything to do with your mom's reduced hours for this week.

Yesterday was National Pumpkin Day. Nothing says we can't celebrate it today.

Some facts about pumpkins.

It is the perfect time of the year to celebrate National Pumpkin Day.
Pumpkin (squash) is native to North America.

The ol*est evidence of pumpkin-related seeds dates back to somewhere between 7000 and 5500 BC and were found in Mexico.

The word pumpkin originates from the word pepon, which is Greek for “large melon”.

Within the past 10 years, white pumpkins have become more popular in the United States.

1.5 billion pounds of pumpkins are produced in the United States each year.

In September 2012, Ron Wallace’s 2,009 pound Atlantic Giant pumpkin in Rhode Island set the current world record.

Canned pumpkin may be recommended by veterinarians as a dietary supplement for dogs and cats that are experiencing certain digestive ailments.

Help yourself to a pumpkin choc chip cookie.

Yum!
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2014 4:04:37 AM

Good morning Justin!

Great to read your update and know that your had an easy day at work and your mom and you had scrambled eggs and bacon for brekky on Sat, then your mom made your grandmom's chop suey on Sunday. Hope your mom will get more hours. 6 hours is next to nothing. Not much spending money.

Fabulous to see David and his former student, have breaky together, and chat. Do wonder what your gas prediction was on the radio show. Seems to be getting lower and making folks very happy.

Super that your mom and you visited your g/momand brought her the chop suey. Glad that she liked it and approved. Funny that you mentioned the Shrimp Fried rice of noodles. Been thinking of that all w/e.

Woke up at 1 AM yesterday nicely refreshed from a fine night of sleep. Soon afterwards a severe downpour arrived. Can not tell how much rain as the site used for the weather is having T.D's. Even backed up my work in case the power went off. Was happy the heavy rain lasted only 8 minutes.

Had a lot of joy playing Starcraft and then relaxing watching some TV shows on Netflix.

Made my own BBQ sauce using the following:
        1/2 cup brown sugar
        1/4 cup ketchup
        1/4 cup soy sauce (reduced sodium)
        1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
        1/4 cup rum
        1/2 cup chili sauce
        6 cloves garlic, crushed
        1 tsp dry mustard
        1 dash ground black pepper, or
        1/2 tsp Mrs dash.
Will try a half cup of honey the next time.

Added this sauce to the St Louis pork ribs after trimming as much fat as possible. Added evoo to the 6 qt crock pot and cooked all for 3.5 hours that keeps the meat attached. And extra 30 minutes cause the meat to fall off the bone.

Enjoyed a 1 for lunch. Then drove to Shaws for more ribs. Purchased the baby back ribs this time. Either are on sale this w/e only for $2.88. Also bought and Essential 32 oz Supreme pizza for $3.99.

Also bought Hood® Maine Blueberry & Sweet Cream 1.5 quart of ice cream for $1.99. Too low a price to let pass. Also noted one company's big pie selection was $3.99 for a 8" until 1/1/15. They even have squash pie that is low fat, sodium, and salt.

Returned home, removed the previous ribs in a Pyrex glass 2 qt bowl and sliced the butternut squash in half. It was bought on Thursday 3.26 lbs for $1.56 at Big Papa's Mkt.

Added it to the crock pot and let the works slow cook for 4 hours. Delish! The BBQ sauce will be saved in the freezer for another day.

Watched the Pats trounce the Bears via replays on NFL.com and ESPN.com. The Pats are now 4-0 at home w/a 6-2 record.

The ISS does not obit the East Coast tonight in my area. See the ISS and the other satellites in your area.

Civil twilight is 6:46 AM EDT. Night is 6:12 PM.

Sunrise: 7:16 AM. Set: 5:42 PM.

Length of day: 10h 25m. Length of visible light: 11h 25m. Tomorrow will be 2m 48s shorter.

The temp is 41° (5°C), the high will be 48° (9°C), w/a 60% chance of partial sun.

Have a pleasant day!

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Dino72
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2014 11:31:03 PM

Good evening Justin

87 for an "A". Wow. Never seen that.


A schedule conflict prevented me from taking the car down to get checked out this weekend. It was Emily's last basketball game for the Fall league as well. It was a loss, but Emily did get 2 points, 1 steal, and a couple of rebounds in the game that stayed close, but the girls came up short losing 19-13.

While I was down there, got some pictures as well to pass along to you. If you have trouble getting to these, I will eventually make them available on an album here and on FB as well. I have plenty to upload for here, just a matter of taking the time and getting the house computer working. The internet is currently disconnected on it.

Former Stout's Pharmacy They were locally owned since they opened their doors in 1897. They finally closed in 2013. The pharmacy was to the right, and a coin shop was in the space to the left.

Stout's Pharmacy Sign when they closed they wiped the letters off both the side of the building and off this sign. You can make out just barely that they were established in 1897.

Former Jungle Drive Inn Theater This was the last of the drive inns in the area. This one went dark after the 2013 Summer season.

Dudley's Florist If this looks like a 7-11 to you, it's because it used to be one. Dudley's used to be across the street from this until fire destroyed the location in 1998. Not sure about the connection, but they are located at, approprietly, 2300 Dudley Ave.

Mother Earth Foods This place is alive and well and has been in business since the 1977. They specialize in herbal supplements and organic foods.

Sports, other than Emily's basketball team, did well this weekend with every football team, except for Tyler Consolidated, I follow winning this weekend.

Warm temps ahead of us this week. Temps pushing 70 through the week. Time to get this work week kick started. L8R
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Farful
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2014 10:02:37 PM

Good night jjdm and All!
 
jj, Glad that you like your new mattress. I have a sleep number bed. I can adjust it to a pressure that is comfy. Wife sets her side to the softness she likes.
 
It has such beautiful weather. Visited wife's sister today. Kitchen sink drain needed adjusted because of leak.
 
Enjoy a pleasant night!
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2014 9:58:02 PM

Hello, Justin!

Sunday funnies:
For Better or For Worse
Agnes
Pickles
Grand Avenue

Have a great week!
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2014 9:20:49 PM

Good evening, everyone!

Today’s Picture:
Comfy Sheets

On Friday, I worked 3:30 pm - 11:30 pm, in grocery. It was an easy shift since the load was done when I got there. Since inventory was upcoming, we had to make sure that the store was all leveled down (no products stacked on top of it each other). Most of that was done too, so that made the shift even easier. I went through the aisles making sure they were neat looking. Then I spent a couple of hours on the Jello section and cleaned it up.

When I got off of work, Mom and I had bacon and scrambled eggs for dinner. She said that she was only scheduled 6 hours next week. Not sure if it was because of that unfair situation or because they are cutting everyone’s hours.

On Saturday, I called the radio station and gave my gas prediction. Around 10:30 am, I met up with David and one of his former students (who was visiting town) at Ryan’s. We had breakfast together and chatted. It was good to catch up with David and meet one of his former students.

Mom worked 10:30 am - 6 pm, bagging at Al’s Karwick. Thankfully she had a good shift. I worked 3 pm - 11:15 pm, in the office. It was a slower paced day. Nothing eventful happened and I had all of my work done by 11:11.

After work, Mom and I had Chop Suey for dinner. Mom made this delicious meal by using Grandma’s recipe.

On Sunday, Mom and I went to church at 7:30 am. Due to lots of extras, Mass didn’t get out until 8:40 am. Thankfully, I was still able to get to work on time with a few minutes to spare. I worked 9 am - 4 pm, in grocery. The owner of the company and the Managers were there since Inventory was wrapping up (everything was counted Sunday morning). About 10 minutes after I got there, they were all gone leaving me to hold down the fort.

I spent the first part of my shift filling sale items and attending to customers. At 1 pm, a stocker came in and we started facing the store. By time the time I left at 4 pm, we were in Aisle 3.

After work, Mom and I went to visit Grandma. We brought her some of the Chop Suey that Mom made (Grandma approved). While eating that, Grandma enjoyed watching ice skating on TV. I spent the rest of my evening taking care of tasks around the house.

Finally, one of my grades was posted. I got an 86% on my Info Systems Mid-term!

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

Farful, it felt great to have an actual day off! I am loving my new mattress. No complaints!

Midnight, Jeff, Jan, and I all offered to cook. Tim said no. He wanted to cook. Whenever, he gives me the opportunity, I will take a turn. Earlier in the year, I did make the Shrimp Fried Recipe for our dinner group. They all enjoyed and gave excellent reviews. I bought gas today for 2.89. Continuum sounds like a TV show that I’d like to watch.

trugasCA, sorry to hear that your mattress does not provide you with a good night sleep. Lots of employees are like that at Al’s. The bosses expect us to get these other employees into shape. Some people just don’t care, they just want a paycheck.

TUrtLE, the thing that surprises me the most is that this other bagger is our best bagger at Franklin. She always does all the extras and everything. Not sure why she was not even close to her usual self that one day. Different store, environment, and way of doing things? As you read, Mom’s hours were cut to 6. Reason is not known. Mom and I enjoyed the Sunday movie; thank you!

HappyHiker, hopefully your Temperpedic provides you with a restful night’s sleep! Ha, that’s why for years I’ve had a full sized bed cover….to cover up the flowers! Hopefully you won’t have to meet one of those lions.

attitash, you gotta love those busy days.

KHF, for now on I will make sure I get encasements for any mattress I get. The different Al’s stores are known for having their “not-so-nice” office supervisors. Don’t get me started on that lol.

MadDog, don’t be thinking of my mattress as you’re driving!

Claudie, thanks for stopping by!

Good night!
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2014 8:57:11 AM

Good morning Justin...cycled to work with a strong wind in my face regardless of the direction I was travelling. Strange how this occurs! Mix of sun & cloud today with a high of 10°C/50°F. Have a great day.
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2014 8:28:59 AM

Good morning, jjdm,

Have a great day!
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2014 6:42:18 AM

Good Morning Justin,

Your Sunday movie is Love Songs performed by BJ Morbitzer.

From the website by Steve Politte, "I made this video in honor of B.J. Morbitzer's 70th birthday on the Sunday, October 26. Two beautiful Love Songs as performed by him, in one video. Happy Birthday B.J. God bless and enjoy."

You may want to listen as you post or simply take time out to listen to the music. If you don't have 6 minutes then listen to as much as you have time for. It's up to you if you either watch or pass on the graphics.

Enjoy~
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2014 4:52:20 AM

Good morning Justin!

Is this your Big w/e? Ha Ha!

Enjoyed the 2nd episode of the Continuum TV series on Netflix. The pilot sure got me hooked. A female detective from the year 2077 finds herself trapped in 2012 Vancouver. She is searching for 8 ruthless terrorists that escaped from the future. It is quite convincing.

Visited WM online and looked for WM's sesame seed oil and low salt soy soy sauce. Excellent prices,. e.g. their 5 oz of sesame oil is just $3.48. Only problem is it is not eligible for free shpg unless $50 is spent.

Drove to the WM store to ask the dept mgr if that WM store sold sesame oil and low sodium soy sauce. They have one off brand of soy. Had the CSR at the return desk phone the closest Super Store in Woodsville. Their usual stocked 7 (or 17) oz is sold out. Sure glad a special trip was not done.

Visited my pal the mgr at Rite-Aid in Littleton. Have bought a 12 pack of 4 kinds of different ale from the Long Trail Brewery (VT) in a 'Survival Pak.' One was named 'Sick Day.' It is a very delish beer. Returned to get the new brew 12 pack that is usually $14.49 sold to me for $12.99.

Returned to Big Papa's Mkt to get more yams that the growers print "sweet potatoes" on the boxes, yet are true yams. TUrtLE pointed this out. The 54¢ a lb is the lowest cost ever seen in modern times.

Also wanted some spinach, 1 lb for $3, 2.5 lbs for $6. This was already sold out. Did get some butternut squash for 48¢ a lb and some snow peas, 1 lb for $3.50.

The sun showed it warming power w/many wearing shorts and tee shirts. This writer included. Nice to be able to sit in the sun back home near the forest edge and soak up some vitamin D while reading.

The high made me content and reached 57° (14°C). Days of wearing shorts and tee shirts are coming to an end. Now back to a full week of overcast.

The ISS orbits early (6:01 PM) on the East Coast for those who can see it. See this and the other satellites in your area.

Civil twilight is 6:45 AM EDT. Night is 6:14 PM.

Sunrise: 7:15 AM. Set: 5:44 PM.

Length of day: 10h 28m. Length of visible light: 11h 28m. Tomorrow will be 2m 51s shorter.

The temp is 43° (6°C), the high will be 47° (8C) w/a 50% chance of rain. A Severe downpour began at 3:30 AM. It lasted just 8 minutes.

Have a splendid day!

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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2014 12:15:02 AM

Justin...thanks! I need my head clear for the road trip later today! Matress looks cozy!
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2014 8:53:35 PM

Hi Justin - New bed looks very comfy and I am sure you will enjoy the extra room. I have always covered any new mattress I got with a full, zippered encasement. My family has a dust allergy problem and this helps a lot.

It is a shame that your mom had that testy office girl. Even if one needs to be rightfully corrected, yelling is never acceptable. I hope you were able to allay your mom's fears. I am sure her job will not be affected by that.

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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2014 8:07:00 PM

Busy day at work...hope to be cycling home soon!
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HappyHiker
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2014 2:05:27 PM

Hi Justin, I'll bet you're happy to get your new, bigger mattress and especially to get rid of those pink flowers LOL! I also got a new mattress this month, a Temperpedic with a firm foam base. I'm still getting used to it, as my previous one had coils and was so firm that it didn't give in much to my body shape.

I started my day with a nice hike beneath cloudy skies in the foothills above our valley. A friend recently posted a video taken with a motion detector camera placed back in the hills not far from one of our hiking spots. It showed a pack of FOUR mountain lions passing by during the night. It's a little unsettling to know there are that many big cats so nearby, and especially that they are traveling in a pack. Fortunately I have never seen one in the wild, but we have had reports of encounters and even occasional attacks and it's likely to get worse with the drought we are having.

Have a great week, and remember to try and keep a nice balance in your life.
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2014 10:47:39 AM

Good Morning Justin,
As I said in TL yesterday I would make it here to read what happened to your mom.
Let me know what the final outcome is, if anything else is said about it at work. Sure hope that other person never has to work with your mom again.

I also looked at the ad. Your prices are very similar to ours. high! Everything is going up. On TV this morning, the latest is a price increase in pasta.

I commented elsewhere about your/our weeds.

You have good memories from how things were...back when...at the ol* store.

Have a hassle free Saturday!
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2014 9:56:16 AM

Your bed could be a 3/4 size? Looks very comfy but that is not the test. Smile.
My bed is foam, many sections of foam enclosed in a cushioned zip up cover. Yet lately l wake up sore. At 3 am this morning my legs, neck and back hurt so l took an Advil and slept then til 6. a m. Nice. And it is raining today, happy to see that.

I know how your Mom felt. Expect everyone to pull their own weight and they don't necessarily and you get blamed for the job not getting done. Exasperating.

[Edited by: trugasCA at 10/25/2014 9:58:40 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2014 4:16:18 AM

Good morning Justin!

Wonderful you had a day off. Pour some gas (not much is needed) in between any cracks. Nothing will grow for about a year.

Think the Karwich store should be aware of your mom's mistreatment. Glad that you told her everyone's been yelled at and she is/was not the only one. Very good that you reassured your mom.

Actually want sesame oil to make my own MSG free oyster sauce. There is take feeling of great accomplishment when all food is made from scratch. Am fond of experimenting w/various food.

Thank you much for Al's sales link. Will get the pork sirloin roast for $1.99. Durn $8 for a rotisserie chicken. Thought $6 was high. See that Al's has raised the red meat prices greatly over the summer. Going up here as well.

Like that your circle of friends could get together for a dinner night of fun together. Meal plan and dessert are fabulous. When does your turn arrive?!

My heart and prayers goes out to the families of the Marysville, WA H.S. shootings. Two dead, four victims in critical condition. Never will understand what goes thru a 14 y/o pupil's (anyone's) mind to harm innocent students. This from his g/f breaking up w/him? How could this become the new norm? Am deeply saddened by yet another US school shooting. The list astounds.

Completed my rounds and posts early and enjoyed learning more of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. Looks like this will be the perfect game to play in the winter and during snow storms.

Took the drive to Whitefield to visit my pal the meat cutter at his store. No super deals, even tho split chicken breasts were $1.69 a lb. An older woman slipped and feel on the waxed vinyl floor tiles. Thankfully she was not injured and got up on her own.

Returned to Lancaster and headed north of US Rt 3 to the Town of North Umberland. Have not been there in 3 years, even tho it is but 5 miles north of downtown Lancaster.

Ocean's Job Lot, a Rhode Island based discount store is located there in the old Ames building. Had hoped that sesame oil was stocked. No such luck. Saw a few food items that gathered my interest, yet nothing was purchased.

Back to Shaw's in Lancaster revealed that their Kikkoman reduced soy sauce had about 50% less sodium the Job Lot did. Noted it in my daily planer. Bought St Louis cut ribs at Shaw's for 2.88 a lb.

Stopped at the PO to discover my order of StarCraft Brood War arrived from Stratham, GE. It was truly in mint condition for $5.99, 1st class pstg inc. Bought gas in town. Gas is down 5¢ to $3.04 a gallon.

Returned home to thank the seller and praise him/her for fast service, an accurate description, a fair low price.

Removed the crockpot from the canister. In the porcelain oval bowl was red, yellow, and orange diced bell peppers, w/onions mushrooms, milled flaxseed, steelcut oatmeal w/2 eggs mixed in along w/a packet of onion soup mix, 1.5 lbs of ground pork sirloin roast and 6 sausages mixed together to form a 2.5" thick meat loaf. Golden pork gravy w/a half cup of water was poured in the sides and left to cook for 3 hours. Delish.

The ISS orbits early (6:51 PM) on the East Coast for those who can see it. See this and the other satellites in your area.

Civil twilight is 6:44 AM EDT. Night is 6:15 PM.

Sunrise: 7:14 AM. Set: 5:45 PM.

Length of day: 10h 31m. Length of visible light: 11h 31m. Tomorrow will be 2m 51s shorter.

The temp is 36° (2°C), the high will be 58° (14°C). A 1 day change into partly sunny skies.

Have a tremendous day!

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Farful
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 4:40:25 PM

Good afternoon jjdm and All!
 
jj, Sorry that your Mom was getting yelled at! Hope that things are resolved so the other workers are doing their jobs.
 
Nice to have some time off, eh? Hope that you enjoy your new mattress.
 
TGIF!
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jjdm
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 1:31:47 PM

Good afternoon, everyone!

Today’s Picture:
My New Mattress

On Thursday, I enjoyed my first true day off since the beginning of September by doing a variety of things. I worked on some Accounting homework, took a nap, gave Katie a ride to work, cleaned and vacuumed my car, and worked on some yardwork (sweeping up the driveway and pulling the weeds in between the cracks).

By the time I was done with the yardwork, Mom was getting off of work. She said that it wasn’t that good of shift since she was yelled at. At Karwick, they assign a bagger to a certain hour for getting carts. Mom was assigned 6 of her 8 hours.

They had another bagger, from my store, go there since there was a call off. When it was this bagger’s hour for carts, Mom explained the system to her. Mom said that this bagger only got 5 carts the whole hour. So when it was Mom’s hour, there were many carts out there. During Mom’s last hour, the other bagger was scheduled to get carts. So Mom figured she didn’t need to get any more carts.

5 pm came and she was getting ready to leave. The office girl came up to her and yelled at her for not getting carts before she left. Mom explained to the office girl that it was the other bagger’s hour to get carts and how she was getting carts almost her whole shift. To that, the office person said that “I don’t care. You need to get carts before you leave.”

Mom expressed concern to me that she is scared of being terminated because of this. I calmed her down by saying that everyone at Al’s, including myself, has been yelled at by someone. I said that I’m almost certain that she will have her job still and if not, I would speak to someone about this.

At 6:40 pm, I went over to Tim’s house for our first dinner night in months. Jeff was already there. So we chatted. Jan pulled up at 7 pm, and we all sat and chatted. For an appetizer, Tim made biscuits, salad, and a cheese platter. All very tasty! For the main course, he made pasta with meatballs. Very tasty as well. As usual, Tim’s cooking was great and he was a nice host. Catching up and talking with each other was great. For dessert, we had lemon meringue pie.

I got home around 9:15 pm, and went to sleep after that. This morning, I woke up around 8:45 am, and got my paycheck. After sorting through my money, I did an hour of yardwork (pulling weeds and sweeping the driveway). Today Mom is off and I work 3:30 pm - 11:30 pm.

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

MadDog, :) lol, I won’t get you (or me) started on that subject.

Midnight, great you enjoyed the update. The tomato on a grilled cheese does sound like an extra treat. Will take note. I believe Al’s does carry oyster sauce. This week’s ad...enjoy

TUrtLE, amazing! Always a great time with those pals. I still remember Wednesday nights at the old store. Jan would be the closing office girl, Jeff & Tim would be the two cashiers, and I was the closing bagger. Those were fun nights.

trugasCA, my new mattress is huge compared to my old one!

attitash, one never forgets how to ride a bike!

Good day!


[Edited by: jjdm at 10/24/2014 1:32:09 PM EST]
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attitash
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 10:23:52 AM

Good morning Justin...another wonderful day of sun with a high of 14°C/57.2°F. Able to cycle to work this morning...still remember how to ride it! Have a great day.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 9:36:26 AM

<don't know what to do with all my spare time> LOL. Good laugh there JJ.

The width of your new bed is larger. As a teen l had one of the mattresses like your old one. The sheets tell the difference too. Much tighter and may even have to buy new sheets.

Very interesting and I am watching for info you give on Info Systems. Shopped Target and got such good help l took their survey when got home.

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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 8:09:20 AM

Good Morning Justin,
A couple comments to you in TL.
How did you Thursday evening go with your friends?

Spouting Horn, Depoe Bay, taken by Greg Henton.

Clean those restrooms:

On her way home from a long trip, a blonde drove past a sign that said "CLEAN RESTROOMS 8 MILES."

By the time she drove eight miles, she had cleaned 43 restrooms.

Happy Friday!
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 3:11:47 AM

Good morning Justin!

Wonderful to read your update. Gave the eBay seller for his radid pkg and shpg. Like your 9 hours of sleep, eating out w/your pals, visiting your grandmother, buying encasements for your new box spring/mattress, even the grilled cheese sammies.

Try a slice of tomato and prosciutto in it. A bid step up from common ham. Also w/a touch of diced basil mozzarella, roasted tomatoes, niçoise (any kind) olives, oregano and aged provolone even cooked spinach in your sammie. Mushrooms and roast beef are also excellent. Eat well and experiment often!

Enjoyed the light rain on the drive to Littleton along the CT River Hwy. Saw the first wave of geese overhead, perhaps 60-70 of then honking up a storm. Not many leaves remain on the silver maples lining the CT River.

Bought at the mkt were Driscoll's raspberries $1.50 a pint, blackberries $1.67, cukes are up to 67¢ ea, a 1¼ lb head of leaf lettuce for $1.50, baby bella's were $2.25 for 10 oz, Limes 5/$1, lemons 5/$2, oranges 4/$2, Bartlett pears 98¢s a lb, and sweet potatoes just 54¢ a lb.

Here is the link to the latest prices from Big Papa's Market this week. In tax free Littleton, NH.

Shopped around for sesame oil in four stores. See that my small WM doesn't even carry it. Cheapest seen is $10.30 a qt at Shaws. Will use it to make my own oyster sauce, free of chemicals and MSG.

Also want to make pork, beef or chicken Lo Mein and beef and broccoli Chinese style w/oyster sauce. A common important ingredient to keep on hand. See most store do not stock it.

Returned home to enjoy some war games playing StarCraft II. StarCraft II continues the epic saga of the Protoss, Terran, and Zerg waging war upon each other.

These three distinct and powerful races clash once again in the fast-paced real-time strategy sequel to the legendary original, StarCraft. Legions of veteran, upgraded, and brand-new unit types will do battle across the galaxy, as each faction struggles for survival. It has my interest.

Getting the brunt of the storm tonight. Winds gusts up to 25 mph w/a chance of rain near 100 percent. Will be fast asleep and hope the power remains on for heat and to post in the morning. You will know the outcome if there are posts or none.

The ISS orbits early (6:03 PM) and up to twice tonight (7:40 EDT) for those who can see it. See it and the other satellites in your area.

Civil twilight is 6:43 AM EDT. Night is 6:16 PM.

Sunrise: 7:12 AM. Set: 5:47 PM.

Length of day: 10h 34m. Length of visible light: 11h 33m. Tomorrow will be 2m 52s shorter.

The temp is 42° (5°C), the high will be 47° (8°C) w/light rain. Heavy rain is on the way.

Have a delightful day!

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[Edited by: MidnightSun at 10/24/2014 3:13:21 AM EST]
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MadDogUSMC
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 12:45:21 AM

Justin....I'm sure you did well! BTW...don't get me started on EBT...Snap...whatever you call it! GRRRRRRR
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 10:57:26 AM

Good morning, everyone!

Today’s Picture:
Bigger Size

On Tuesday, Mom and I took care of a few errands and then went out to eat at Oriental Pearl. I had tea, egg drop soup, and sesame chicken over rice. Later on, I worked 3 pm - 11 pm, in grocery. It was going smooth until about 6 pm.

Around 6 pm, the SNAP (food stamp) lines went down. So Crystal (office girl on duty) and I tried to call in the orders. As the lines for us to do that were getting long, Crystal heard an automated voice on the phone say, “there will be at least a 10 minute wait.” So I went to everyone in line and told them the situation. Some decided to wait, some didn’t. Isaac and I put up signs up on our door saying SNAP lines were down. Heard from others that food stamp lines were down for a lot of stores in town. About 30 minutes later, a person came on the phone and said that they are working on the problem, it would take at least 2 hours, they would not be taking manual entries, and to not call back. So we informed the folks that were waiting.

After that, the store was pretty much dead for the rest of the night. Though, Isaac and I were behind about an hour and baggers had lots of go backs to do. So the rest of the night was pretty busy for us.

After work, Mom and I had grilled cheese sandwiches with tomato soup for dinner. Then I got about 8 hours of sleep. Marija, Ana, Aaron, and I came to school early so we could attend a makeup broadcast session for our leadership club. To be inducted, we need to attend 3 of them.

In Accounting, we learned about different ways to record depreciation. Then we went to Firehouse Subs for lunch. I ended up getting a turkey bacon sub. In Info Systems, we learned about how technology is going to change the grocery business and how technology is advancing in a way that we won’t need to carry cash on us. Though for me personally, I still prefer paying with cash.

Criminal Justice and Business Speech were both cancelled. So for the first time in over year, we all got out of school at an early time. When I got home, Mom and I did some grocery shopping. Then I came home and made chicken with rice. Around 7 pm, we went to visit Grandma.

I got about 9 hours of sleep that night. This morning, I woke up early so Mom and I could do our grocery shopping at Al’s. She is working 9 am - 5 pm today, bagging at Karwick.

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

KHF, yes, the new mattress feels much better. Main reason I got the new mattress was due to the situation I told you up there. We only had Mid-terms for Info System. So all done.

Dino72, the grading scale here at all schools is 90-100 and so on. In some classes, 87-100 is considered an A. We have someone in town that goes all out for Halloween. Thanks for the Jukebox selection.

pinkelefant, thanks for stopping in!

MadDog, still waiting for a grade on the Mid-term…..and on my paper!

Midnight, had the delivery guys take away the old mattress. Something unseen was wrong with it. I also bought encasements for my new mattress, so I’ll have my new, current mattress for a long time. Great that gave feedback on your eBay transaction. Learned in Info Systems that everyone should do that. It helps future buyers. I hope you enjoy your new game!

TUrtLE, yep, you know the main reason why I bought the new mattress. BTW, I have encasements on my new mattress. Mom is still working at Al’s Karwick as a bagger.

trugasCA, I don’t know what to do with all of my free time. ;)

attitash, having the sun out helps to better ones mood!

HappyHiker, yes, this is my busiest semester to date. Still working 39 hours too, so I’m absent here. Great that you were able to go on that adventure!

Claudie, thanks for stopping by!

Good day!
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 9:26:48 AM

Good morning, jjdm,

Have a great day!
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