MidnightSun Champion Author New HampshirePosts:94,576Points:2,287,525Joined:Nov 2007 Message Posted: Jan 30, 2015 4:25:07 AM Good morning Justin!You mention your mom's 5 days of work, your, dinner w/the gang, fun, food and laughter, yet not a mention of college. Need another chapter my friend. Temp dropped to 22° below zero (-30°C) yesterday morning. This in spite of all the weather sites saying the low was to be -5° (-20°C). Made it to a high of 24° (4°C). A nice relief from the deepest freeze.Winter Storm Warning in effect from 1 am Friday to 6 am EST Saturday. A snow event of 9-15 inches (22 -38 cm) is forecast to arrive. Snow is falling. The far below zero temps (-18° to -30°C) returns for Sat - Wednesday mornings. Will fire up the kero heater in the mornings.Took the drive to Littleton after warming up the car for 15 minutes yesterday morning. Bought just a few items at the produce mkt. Was the only one there when it opened.Bought green beans at a wonderful price of $1.14 a lb, cantaloupe for$2.50, cukes for 60¢ ea, and Brussels spouts, 2.68 a lb.Big Papa's Market. Click on "See more" for some of their Great lower than the supermarket prices. Have lots of produce in stock from the week before.Drove to Lowe's for another 5 gallon can of K-1 kero for $44 ea. My 6th of the heating season. Will see below zero temps for the next 5 mornings. Also want a 5 gal can in stock in case the power goes off so the propane stove pilots do not have to be lit and on continuously.Visited the Mac's Mkt in Whitefield. Wanted to buy more of their fab turkey breast on sale for$3.99 a lb. Also scooped up a pkg of 3 cooked chicken breasts for a low $1.49 a lb. Also good for sammies, meals, or for chicken noodles soup. Stopped at the Lanc PD for the accident report of the hit and run on my car in front of the P.O.when it was parked. Rec'd the name and insur policy # of the lady who backed into my front bumper. Heard and saw her up against it. The investigating officer made a mistake and put 1/1/15 as the date of the occurrence when the hit and run happened on the Sat the 24th. He was not on duty. Gave the officer my Insur # and such later in a telephone call.Visited a local auto body shop for another estimate. Sadly the fellow who gives estimates stepped out for an hour. Will return in a day or two when the corrected police report is picked up. The temp is 26° (-3°C). The temp will be 30° (-1°C).Civil twilight is 6:37 AM EST. Night is 5:22 PM. Sunrise: 7:08 AM. Set: 4:50 PM. Length of day: 9h 45m. Length of visible light: 10h 47m. Tomorrow will be 2m 29s longer. Have a delightful day! : ) MadDogUSMC Champion Author JacksonvillePosts:24,112Points:3,609,860Joined:Apr 2005 Message Posted: Jan 30, 2015 1:30:43 AM Justin.....nice pic! You stay busy like I do! I'm thinking about going back to school to further my career! Dino72 Champion Author West VirginiaPosts:14,130Points:1,849,655Joined:Jan 2005 Message Posted: Jan 30, 2015 12:00:13 AM Good evening JustinCool Group pic. Thanks for sharing it with us.Time for Dino's Jukebox and for this wild card week we'll feed off of last week's "Back To The Future" theme and go back thirty years. From 1985 that is. The year was 1955. Big stories from that year include Disneyland Amusement park opens in Anaheim, California. Rosa Parks jump started the Civil Rights movement, and Ray Kroc started the hamburger franchise known around the world now as McDonald's. A brand new black and white TV sold for$99.95 which you could put in your brand new house that cost just under $11,000. Minimum Wage was$1.00 an hour, and a gallon of gas cost 23 cents. This song would be the #2 song of 1955. One year later, Billboard magazine would start their standard top 100 list for the top songs of the year. A standard that still holds up today. If you get a chance, be sure to take a gander at the video with this one. See you Sunday, buddies.Bill Haley & His Comets - "Rock Around The Clock" jjdm Champion Author IndianaPosts:29,836Points:2,704,005Joined:Oct 2007 Message Posted: Jan 29, 2015 10:36:23 PM Good evening, everyone!Today’s Picture:Group PicAs for the past several days, I’ve been super busy with work and school. Mom has been working as well. She has 5 days this week! Several visits with Grandma have also been made. Let’s just say she is stocked up on treats!Today I worked 8 am - 4 pm, on U-Scan and in grocery. Mom worked 11 am - 6 pm, bagging at Al’s Karwick. After work, I met up with Jan, Tim, and Jeff at Denny’s. Our dinner night was on location this time around! Great food and it was wonderful to laugh and share stories with them. Now back to homework! I skimmed over your messages...thanks for stopping by everyone!! Good night! TUrtLE1625 Champion Author OregonPosts:726,785Points:4,372,465Joined:Mar 2003 Message Posted: Jan 29, 2015 7:40:52 AM Good Morning Justin, My dog is worried about the economy because Alpo is up to 99 cents a can. That's almost $7.00 in dog money.- Joe WeinsteinYou enter into a certain amount of madness when you marry a person with pets.- Nora Ephron Happy Thursday! attitash Champion Author OntarioPosts:49,111Points:3,875,235Joined:Jun 2004 Message Posted: Jan 29, 2015 6:59:28 AM Good morning Justin....ski day today with snow through the day. 10cm/4" expected which is needed at the ski hill...hope it helps to cover the ice forming. High of -2°C/28.4°F feeling like -6°C/21.2°F with the wind chill. Have a great day. MidnightSun Champion Author New HampshirePosts:94,576Points:2,287,525Joined:Nov 2007 Message Posted: Jan 29, 2015 4:12:51 AM Good morning Justin!Am free as a bird every day. Can wait until you are ready. Like to see Amber. How about you?My posts were completed early yesterday morning. The GB servers were fast, in high gear. Had some homemade chicken noodle soup for my early brekky. Enjoyed my fave police drama's watching Netflix. Was in no hurry to run outdoors in the early morning single numbers. Later bundled up to go outside and fire up the Ariens Deluxe 28" clearing width model.It started on the first pull of the crank cord handle. Had removed the monel lock and chain the night before that keeps the machine from wandering away on its own. Like to keep everyone honest. Snow depth was in the 10" (25 cm) range away from the house using my trusty aluminum ruler as a gauge taking depths in several places. Widened the driveway in case of more snow tomorrow into the w/e and allow the propane delivery truck plenty of room when it is needed in March.Cleaned up the bottom of the driveway nicely. The town plowed on the part of the road heading up the mtn and had not plowed the other side heading down. No sand had been spread at that time.Returned inside the house after 90 minuets to have a hot bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup, some ribs, and some Boston baked beans. All set until the nest storm which could arrive during the wee hours of Friday morning.My feet were vibrating when this post was typed. It was time to relax in my new executive chair, lean back, put my feet up, and watch on Netflix the superb classic war drama "Apocalypse Now," (1979) that stars, Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando as a colonial that is AWOL living in the Cambodian jungle as a local, lethal Godhead, Robert Duvall, and Dennis Hopper who plays an insane war photographer w/more than just wild stories. The temp is -20° (-29°C), so far this morning. Have lit the kero heater to enjoy the extra warmth for some hours. The high will be 28° (-2°C) .Civil twilight is 6:37 AM EST. Night is 5:22 PM. Sunrise: 7:08 AM. Set: 4:50 PM. Length of day: 9h 42m. Length of visible light: 10h 45m. Tomorrow will be 2m 27s longer. Off to the produce mkt in Littleton for the scenic CT River drive and to buy a few items.Have a fantastic day! : ) MadDogUSMC Champion Author JacksonvillePosts:24,112Points:3,609,860Joined:Apr 2005 Message Posted: Jan 29, 2015 1:44:22 AM Hey Justin! Hope you are ok buddy! Dino72 Champion Author West VirginiaPosts:14,130Points:1,849,655Joined:Jan 2005 Message Posted: Jan 28, 2015 11:00:07 PM Good evening JustinHope everything goes well despite being busier than usual.As predicted, it was well worth the drive to the "'burg" tonight. I was already over at facebook bragging earlier. The great thing about tonight's game was that the starters got most of the rest. The Coach started pulling them late in the first quarter and Emily went in. And stayed in. Final score Blennerhassett 33 Parkersburg Catholic 9. Emily went 2/2 from the free throw line and swished another shot for a total of 4 points in win. Lady Bobcats are now 5-3 after winning 3 in a row and should make it four next Wednesday when they play next against Van Devender, a team they beat to start the season 44-14. If they do win next Wednesday, the worst they can finish the regular season is 6-6. But we won't talk about that, will we?Dino's Jukebox tomorrow night. It is wild card week meaning it could be from any decade. We'll set the wayback machine in motion and see where it lands. See you tomorrow night. jjdm Champion Author IndianaPosts:29,836Points:2,704,005Joined:Oct 2007 Message Posted: Jan 28, 2015 4:56:57 PM Hi friends! I've been super busy with many things. I'll be back once my schedule slows down. Hopefully that will be within a couple of days. HappyHiker Champion Author Los AngelesPosts:15,029Points:2,563,430Joined:Feb 2006 Message Posted: Jan 28, 2015 3:34:21 PM Hi Justin, stopping by to check in and notice you haven't been in since my last visit. Must be that you're having a busy schedule this week. Be sure to get enough rest. attitash Champion Author OntarioPosts:49,111Points:3,875,235Joined:Jun 2004 Message Posted: Jan 28, 2015 3:29:56 PM Good afternoon Justin...returning from a super ski day. Lots of sun, high of -6°C/21.2°F with no wind! Back at it tomorrow with 10cm/4" of snow expected. Would not but upset if we get more. Have a great day. TUrtLE1625 Champion Author OregonPosts:726,785Points:4,372,465Joined:Mar 2003 Message Posted: Jan 28, 2015 8:04:47 AM Good Morning Justin,No animal should ever jump up on the dining room furniture unless absolutely certain that he can hold his own in the conversation.- Fran LebowitzEver consider what they must think of us? I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul -- chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think we're the greatest hunters on earth!- Anne TylerHappy Wednesday! MidnightSun Champion Author New HampshirePosts:94,576Points:2,287,525Joined:Nov 2007 Message Posted: Jan 28, 2015 4:26:35 AM Good morning Justin!How is your week going so far? Other than busy? Expected the snow to start in the afternoon. Saw the radar images of the clouds swirl from the coast of Portland, Maine early yesterday morning in the oh so familiar counter clockwise motion our typical nor'easters take.The counter clockwise swirl of a true nor'easter soaks up the moisture from the ocean and dumps it inland as heavy snow in the winter. Usually lots of it as it continuously swirls for hours on end. The snow began lightly at 7:20 AM. By 9:30 AM it was falling moderately. For a time had it on my mind to get a loaf of bread. That idea went away as the flakes fell thickly and fast. Lit the kero heater at 1 AM. It was a warmer than normal w/the temp at 9°F (-12°C). By 9 AM the house was more than warm enough. Turned the heater off outside, then watched dime sized chunks fall. Every limb of every tree has snow covered limbs. It is still snowing here. It is Beautiful!My window boxes are full of snow half way up to the tops of the windows. No snow dud here. Nearby Jefferson, NH has recorded 12.5 inches (31.75 cm). Portland, Maine 25" (63.5cm). Officialy (NWS) the highest snow totals in New England is 36" (91.4cm) in Hudson, Auburn, and Lunenburg, MassMt Washington, 6,288' (1916 m), recorded sustained winds of 111 mph (180 km/h). Officially 74 and 75 mph winds (130 km/h) in the flatlands. More than 1,000 lost power.The blizzard warning remains in effect through 4 AM. Will enjoy the beauty and clean up after first light. More snow due on Friday.The temp is 12° (-11°C) and should remain so.Civil twilight is 6:38 AM EST. Night is 5:20 PM. Sunrise: 7:09 AM. Set: 4:49 PM. Length of day: 9h 40m. Length of visible light: 10h 42m. Tomorrow will be 2m 25s longer. Have a fabulous day! : ) MadDogUSMC Champion Author JacksonvillePosts:24,112Points:3,609,860Joined:Apr 2005 Message Posted: Jan 28, 2015 1:46:48 AM Justin...hope you are doing ok buddy! Silverhand Champion Author PittsburghPosts:27,683Points:4,362,590Joined:May 2002 Message Posted: Jan 27, 2015 10:30:18 PM Hello, Justin! Sunday funnies (a couple days late!):For Better or For WorsePicklesPearls Before Swine Have a great week! Farful Champion Author Quad CitiesPosts:61,789Points:3,644,430Joined:Apr 2005 Message Posted: Jan 27, 2015 11:11:36 AM Good morning jjdm and All! jj, Thank you! Routine exam went well. Won't need to see urologist again until next year. Snowed twice in the last two days. We had a couple inches total. Can not complain. Chipotle had a special offer yesterday on their Mexican food. Stopping back today for the freebie. Thought the food was tasty. Have a terrific Tuesday![Edited by: Farful at 1/27/2015 11:13:45 AM EST] attitash Champion Author OntarioPosts:49,111Points:3,875,235Joined:Jun 2004 Message Posted: Jan 27, 2015 9:34:29 AM Good morning Justin...mix of sun & cloud with a high of -9°C/15.8°F feeling like -15°C/5°F with the wind chill. One more work day & then a few days off to ski! Have a great day. TUrtLE1625 Champion Author OregonPosts:726,785Points:4,372,465Joined:Mar 2003 Message Posted: Jan 27, 2015 6:40:20 AM Good Morning Justin,Thanks...thinking...will reply. A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.- Robert BenchleyDid you ever walk into a room and forget why you walked in? I think that's how dogs spend their lives.- Sue MurphyHappy Tuesday! MidnightSun Champion Author New HampshirePosts:94,576Points:2,287,525Joined:Nov 2007 Message Posted: Jan 27, 2015 4:30:44 AM Good morning Justin!Still visiting... and waiting patiently. Our low was -16° (-27°C) yesterday morning. Yet only -9° (-23°C) at 6,288' (1,916 metres) on the summit of Mt Washington. Glad to have the kero heater lit from 1 AM yesterday into this morning. The entire house is toasty warm. In fact it is tee shirt warm w/constant 23,000 BTU's per hour.Got ready at 7 AM to visit Several Auto Body Shops for estimate for my Dart. It was backed into in front of the Lancaster P.O. Saturday, just before noon. Sadly two places have closed their doors. Perhaps permanently. Drove to Littleton to go to an auto body shop run by Littleton Chevy. The owner of that dealership also owns the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep in that town. Parts and labor are$534 in damages.Took that estimate 7 miles further south to my Insur Agency in Franconia. They like that the cop that is investigating the hit and run took two digital photos and the plate number was written down.Returned home 3 hours later w/instructions to phone the P.D. to get the name of the driver to call and get her Insur Co and policy number. Also to get a copy of the police report. Plan to do this Wednesday.Had brought the pork ribs deep frozen outdoors inside to thaw all morning. They were nicely able to be cut to fit into the crock pot on my return. Added carrots, green beans and some homemade BBQ sauce.Cheated and opened a can of kidney beans, added some molasses and real maple syrup. 4 hours later the ribs were ready to try. Very good sampling.Will save them and the 2 sirloin tip meals for another day.The nor'easter is brewing well is southern New England w/plenty of snow falling. It will reach us this afternoon and into the overnight The Nat'l Weather Service in Maine cautions: "Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from 10 PM Monday to 4 am EST Wednesday. Above the notches the revised forecast is for 4 to 8 inches (10-20 cm) of snow and perhaps some stiff winds. Am well prepared w/kero and food if a king size whammy, if it does arrive. A 100% chance of lots of snow into early tomorrow morning. Much more in southern New England especially on the coast.The temp is 12° (-11°C) and should remain so.Civil twilight is 6:38 AM EST. Night is 5:19 PM. Sunrise: 7:10 AM. Set: 4:48 PM. Length of day: 9h 37m. Length of visible light: 10h 40m. Tomorrow will be 2m 22s longer. Have a wonderful day!              : ) MadDogUSMC Champion Author JacksonvillePosts:24,112Points:3,609,860Joined:Apr 2005 Message Posted: Jan 27, 2015 12:56:37 AM Justin...been busy at work. I've been spear heading some machine expansion projects at work and we just finished machine one of two...start number 2 tomorrow! Hope you are having a great week! Dino72 Champion Author West VirginiaPosts:14,130Points:1,849,655Joined:Jan 2005 Message Posted: Jan 26, 2015 11:06:25 PM Good evening JustinThe snow event is over for us for now. We got less than 2" of new snow. Places south of Moundsville even got rain and/or sleet. Most of the worst of it is headed north toward Midnight Sun's area if it hasn't reached him already. I know he's ready for it.Lady Bobcats have won two in a row. Got the official word from the girl who got 3 steals and 4 rebounds in her time of playing. She told me a really amusing story about the game where one of the other players got the ball from them and started down the court. Emily caught her. And by surprise. The team now sits at 4-3 with their next game, which I'll be attending, against Parkersburg Catholic on Wednesday.Off and on flurries here. Temps in the low 20s. attitash Champion Author OntarioPosts:49,111Points:3,875,235Joined:Jun 2004 Message Posted: Jan 26, 2015 2:10:46 PM Good afternoon Justin....mix of sun & cloud with a high of -10°C/14°F feeling like -18°C/-0.4°F with the wind chill. Lots of coverage about the storm in New England...potential historic reported. Have a great day. TUrtLE1625 Champion Author OregonPosts:726,785Points:4,372,465Joined:Mar 2003 Message Posted: Jan 26, 2015 8:21:42 AM Good Morning Justin,Some of the quotes I'll be using this week may be ones you've heard before but as the puppies would say; arf, arf arf!A Dog's Life.If your dog is fat, you aren't getting enough exercise.- UnknownSome days you're the dog; some days you're the hydrant.- UnknownWhoever said you can't buy happiness forgot about puppies.- Gene HillHappy Monday! MidnightSun Champion Author New HampshirePosts:94,576Points:2,287,525Joined:Nov 2007 Message Posted: Jan 26, 2015 4:46:13 AM Good morning Justin!Wishing you a very busy week. Looking forward to your update and a pic of Amber. ; )Posted early yesterday then settled down to some Mixed Martial Arts bouts that were on youtube. Like to see them there as their website went to pay per view last year. Greed and a definite loss of their market share.Was undecided on a fave recipe for the steak tips so a prep was winged. Cut strips less than ¼ inch thin and slow cooked them on the smallest flame possible in the OrGREENiC frying pan. Made strips of bell pepper, onions, broccoli florets and sliced mushrooms that were nuked at 80% in the microwaved w/a tad of water to steam them al dente. Boiled a cup and a half of rice with crushed garlic and some onion powder while the food was being cooked.Added a bit of water into a few tbsp of corn starch to create home made gravy from the fat and juices of the steak tips. The au jus was plentiful. Two shakes of Worcestershire sauce were added, then diced garlic, slightly cooked. Used a pinch of Kosher salt and ground black pepper to increase the flavor.In the end it was rice, strips of tender steak tips, carrots, from two days ago and the veggies mentioned above, Poured the au jus gravy on the rice. A super tasting lunch w/enough leftovers for two more meals.Watched three of my fave shows on streaming Netflix then found and copied a fabulous recipe for Shrimp and Sausage Jambalaya. Have enough of both for a terrific new preparation. The Nat'l Weather Service of Gray, Maine has a winter snow watch for tonight into Wednesday morning. "hazard types... heavy snow. *Updated: Snow accumulation to 10 to 16 inches (30-40 cm) w/wind gusts up to 25 mph (40 kph). Seems we will be having a good ol' nor'easter. A fine time to cook and remain indoors. Have 10 gallons (37.85 liters) of kero to add extra heat for the coming cold mornings and two full 96 gallon propane tanks. Good 'til mid March. Am ready for deep snow and to finally enjoy snowshoeing.The temperature is now -16° (-27°C), with the high to be 19° (-7°C). It is colder here than on top of 5,288' Mt Washington which is -9° (-25.5°C). The kero heater is on and warm.A 100% chance of lots of snow tonight.Civil twilight is 6:39 AM EST. Night is 5:18 PM. Sunrise: 7:11 AM. Set: 4:46 PM. Length of day: 9h 35m. Length of visible light: 10h 38m. Tomorrow will be 2m 20s longer. Have a pleasant day!              : )  [Edited by: MidnightSun at 1/26/2015 4:47:27 AM EST] MadDogUSMC Champion Author JacksonvillePosts:24,112Points:3,609,860Joined:Apr 2005 Message Posted: Jan 26, 2015 1:33:24 AM Justin....hope you are well and your weekend was great! Dino72 Champion Author West VirginiaPosts:14,130Points:1,849,655Joined:Jan 2005 Message Posted: Jan 25, 2015 11:29:06 PM Good evening Justin Thanks first and foremost to all who commented with thoughts and prayers this weekend for Madeline. God bless you all.One story comes to mind. The day of her funeral it was a chilly day, but typical for late January. The service was held in a small Temple at Sunset Memorial Gardens. The sermon was delivered by a wonderful man in Pastor Dale. A longtime friend of the family. It was a packed house and we allowed Emily to stand up front with her late Sister as Mr. Dale gave the sermon. Not a dry eye in the place. When we left the temple, the snow started to fall briefly and then the sun came out. It was as if she was saying "I'm okay. I made it home."Fast forward to 2008, her first birthday. We did dinner out and then went up to visit her grave. While we were there, we seen clouds in the sky in the shape of an Angel. They would go on to morph into a butterfly. Quite a sight to see after dark. When we left and started home, it poured the snow down. Now on this past Friday evening. It snowed again enough to cover our backyard and it was those same fat flakes that fell at her funeral service. I think of her everytime they fall. Thanks to all once again. You guys are the greatest supporting cast around even if we've never met in person. Your kind words mean a lot. See you tomorrow night. HappyHiker Champion Author Los AngelesPosts:15,029Points:2,563,430Joined:Feb 2006 Message Posted: Jan 25, 2015 3:18:52 PM Hi Justin, stopping by to check in and I see that you're as busy as ever. While most of the eastern U.S. is buried in cold and snow, here the Santa Ana winds are kicking up this weekend, with gusts up to 70mph. Yesterday I awoke at 3AM to the sound of my cedar Adirondack chairs sliding across the deck adjoining my bedroom. The motion sensor light was on steadily due to the whipping of the branches of nearby trees. Luckily no damage here, and the winds brought a high temp of 83 Saturday and 81 expected today.It's been a sad start to the New Year for me. First my son-in-law's brother (age 49) passed away unexpectedly, and this week I lost two of my friends - one to cancer and pneumonia complications and the other to a heart attack following an infection that led to pneumonia. I fear that now that I'm getting older this is something for which I'll have to prepare myself, having to say "goodby" to those who are near and dear to me. I hope you enjoy the rest of your Sunday. This afternoon I'll be watching the rest of the National Figure Skating Championships - men's long program. As you may recall, I'm quite a skating fan. Wrench9765 Champion Author New JerseyPosts:19,383Points:1,994,295Joined:Jun 2006 Message Posted: Jan 25, 2015 3:18:00 PM Good afternoon Justin, what good news about you getting a key to the store, that's a big reasonable. Good luck, you have come a long way. I know your Dad is looking down & saying that's my young man & I'm proud of him & I'm sure your Mom is also.At 5 we have free hot dogs at the club house, the women take different salads & some may bring cake, cupcakes or cookies. I made a big bowl of coleslaw & kept some out for us for tomorrow night with left over steak & baked potatoes.Keep up the good work TUrtLE1625 Champion Author OregonPosts:726,785Points:4,372,465Joined:Mar 2003 Message Posted: Jan 25, 2015 8:48:10 AM Good Morning Justin,We have only one senior day a month except from Thanksgiving to Christmas. I don't know if other stores give the discount on everything but Fred Meyer certainly doesn't. I figured a person has to ask as it cuts down on the discounts they have to give. Yes, I have gone to Customer Service before when I have forgotten to ask, and yes, it takes them a long time to go thru the receipt and put all in the computer by hand. The last time I forgot, was visiting with the checker, it wasn't worth it to get my discount so I didn't do it. There are so many coupons, etc., that it's easy to forget.The age here is 55. Hummm or maybe 50.Congrats on being given your own key!That says a lot! Your Sunday movie is "The Seasons of Life," written by BJ Morbitzer. The song is "The Summer of 42," performed by BJ Morbitzer. The video is presented by Steve Politte.Wisdom given by a father to his 4 sons is applicable to each of our lives.The text is large and ample time is given to read each frame.NOTE: The first frame that appears is not correct. You must click on the arrow to start the movie at the beginning.May you be blessed by viewing this thought provoking movie. attitash Champion Author OntarioPosts:49,111Points:3,875,235Joined:Jun 2004 Message Posted: Jan 25, 2015 8:09:18 AM Good morning Justin...sunny day ahead with a high of -11°C/12.2°F feeling like -17°C/1.4°F with the wind chill. Off to the mountain soon. Last ski day before heading back to work...has been a fantastic week! Super that your furnace is all fixed! Have a great day. Claudie Champion Author AtlantaPosts:131,608Points:3,470,345Joined:Aug 2005 Message Posted: Jan 25, 2015 7:56:40 AM Good morning, jjdm,♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ "Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy!" ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫Have a great day! MidnightSun Champion Author New HampshirePosts:94,576Points:2,287,525Joined:Nov 2007 Message Posted: Jan 25, 2015 5:18:39 AM Good morning Justin!Am very happy for you that you were charged a fair,honest to repair your furnace. Wonderful!Pizza was on my mind yesterday as well.Also was a supreme style. Had a slice for brekky and have the remainder in the fridge. Nice to nuke and eat.In June 2002, SuperValu announced to restate previous financial reports due to accounting irregularities uncovered at its pharmacy division. As a result, shares of the company slumped 18 percent. On July 12, 2002, SuperValu lost a lawsuit about employing improper accounting practices regarding the cost of goods sold for at least the past four years, and paid $4,000,000 for settlement. Yes, they are gouging to regain revenues.A heary Congrats for getting your own store key. Woo Hoo!Went to the PO. Walked not 50 feet and heard a crunch. Turned around to see a white SUV backed up solid against the front bumper of my Dart. Walked fast back to the car to see the other vehicle drive away. Memorized the NH plate #, got in my car, and wrote it down on paper. After getting my mail a drive to the police Station was done. There is a touch pad for a phone device on the outside of the building. A female dispatcher took the info down. In 10 minutes a cop came in his cruiser. He took two digital photos, my name, and number. Had asked if the lady could be contacted to settle w/o the Insur company. The dealer license plate bracket was smashed. Figured it was$40-$50 item.Went to Shaw's to buy 8 oz bars and shredded cheeses and a 33.5 oz frozen Culinary Circle Rising Supreme Pizza on a w/e only sale for$2.99. Returned to the car and peaked at the front again.Noticed a puncture in the bumper cover that was covered w/the sand and salt of the roads. Drove back to the P.D. and told the cop there was an update and he should see it. After viewing the damage he gave me an accident report to fill at my leisure. Will phone the Co later and give the report Monday to my car Insur agent. Know the cover could be over $500. The Neon's was$800 replaced.Cooked the pizza for the 20 minutes recommended while prepping mushrooms and spinach to add on top. Piled on the extra topping and loaded the top w/shredded mozzarella cheese. Was a fab lunch. $1 in food and$4 in propane to bake. The temperature is 26° (-3°C), with the temp droppping to 22° (-5°C). A 50% chance of snow this early morning.Civil twilight is 6:40 AM EST. Night is 5:16 PM. Sunrise: 7:12 AM. Set: 4:45 PM. Length of day: 9h 33m. Length of visible light: 10h 36m. Tomorrow will be 2m 17s longer. Have a splendid day!              : ) MadDogUSMC Champion Author JacksonvillePosts:24,112Points:3,609,860Joined:Apr 2005 Message Posted: Jan 25, 2015 12:07:54 AM Justin.....if she is an IU fan, she will secretly want to burn that UK hat! LOL KHF Champion Author SacramentoPosts:41,051Points:4,092,625Joined:Sep 2003 Message Posted: Jan 24, 2015 11:24:46 PM Hi Justin - Congratulations on getting a store key! You keep advancing in responsibilities at work and rightly so. All is well earned by your conscientious, very dependable, hard work.You and Claudie and TT have senior grocery discount days and we never have that here. I am envious. The only senior discount I get is at the health food store - 15% every Wednesday on everything except sale items. jjdm Champion Author IndianaPosts:29,836Points:2,704,005Joined:Oct 2007 Message Posted: Jan 24, 2015 9:47:38 PM Good evening, everyone!Today’s Picture:Aaron’s GiftOn Thursday, I ended up making chicken over rice for dinner. Mom and I always enjoy this delightful treat. Afterwards, we did some cleaning in the basement. Another car load of discarded items was taken to Goodwill. Upon returning home, we decided to relax the rest of the evening. We ended up watching the movie “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1.” We’ve seen the movie before, but not in the past couple of years. We enjoyed watching it! After that, I slept from 12:15 am - 6:30 am. At 7:30 am, I went to Mass and from there to pick up my paycheck. Mom worked 9 am - 5 pm bagging shift at Al’s Karwick on Friday. Once I was home, I sorted through my money, worked on my daily tasks, and worked out. I also did some more reading for Business Ethics. In the early afternoon, I took a nap from noon - 1:30 pm. Then I went out to run an errand and get a haircut. Later in the evening, I worked 3:30 pm - 11:30 pm, in grocery. When I first walked in, Jackie had a delightful surprise for me. Gary left me my very own store key!! After I was given it, I went around with the security person to make sure the key worked on all of the doors. From 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm, I cleaned and straightened up the Jello section. Then Isaac and I made sure the store was ready for inventory. For the last part of my shift, I filled milk and faced Dairy and Frozen. When I got off of work, Mom made tacos and I made Mexican Fried Rice for dinner. Then I slept from 1 am - 7 am. Today, Mom worked 9 am - 2:30 pm bagging at Al’s Karwick. I worked 8 am - 3 pm, on U-Scan. While working that shift, I watched over the U-Scans, answered phone calls, gave out breaks, and supervised the Front-End employees. At 3 pm, Jackie said that she wanted me sent home early due to it being slow. So I came home and took a nap from 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm. When I woke up from the nap, Mom and I went out for our weekly outing. We went to Wanna Pizza and had a large supreme pizza. The supreme pizza had pepperoni, sausage, green peppers, onions, mushrooms, and black olives. Overall, I rate the food and experience both a 8 out of 10. When I returned home, I took care of my usual daily tasks and worked out. attitash, thanks for the comment on my pic! Furnace issues are all resolved. :) I agree, they both have fantastic smiles! Dino72, sorry to hear that about your friend. Your Jukebox song was a nice tribute to your daughter. :)KHF, thanks for the congratulations for him! lol yes, I did get much accomplished on Tuesday. MadDog, lol now that would be a complete surprise to her! Nothing exciting happening over the weekend. Next exciting outing probably won’t happen until my 21st birthday lol.Midnight, thanks for the comment on my pic! The charge was just above $150.$50 for the part and $100 for the service. That is correct about Jeff; thanks for the congrats for him. I agree with you in regard to the why for higher meat prices. Sounds like you had a grand time at Lowe’s! Sounds like a wonderful movie that you watched. TUrtLE, it’s good to know that my house is well insulated. Less money going to NIPSCO. :) It also helped not having temps below 0 when our furnace went out...PTL! Soon I think they might relax the policy, allowing you to not card those that look over 60. Every Thursday is Senior Day at Al’s. We don’t ask customers if they qualify, though some cashiers do. Reason is we don’t want to offend anyone that might not qualify. Both Front-End Managers that I’ve worked with over the past ~4 years have said that if we think they qualify, to give them the discount. Now that I’ve been working in the Customer Service Booth, I understand why. If a cashier didn’t give someone their discount, they will come to the booth and ask for it. We then must figure it out manually (sale items are not included in the discount). Lots of unnecessary busy work. Do you have any Lemon Meringue Pie? Or Key Lime Pie? :-)Farful, thanks for the comment on my pic! I hope your routine exam goes smooth and quick! Claudie, we had some sunshine today….felt nice! Good night! Claudie Champion Author AtlantaPosts:131,608Points:3,470,345Joined:Aug 2005 Message Posted: Jan 24, 2015 8:10:04 AM Good morning, jjdm,All the warmer temps and rain have now moved out of our area, and we're in for high temps 'only' in the mid-to-upper-40s (as opposed to the low 60s). We got a good dousing of rain yesterday, too...a little more than an inch at my house. Now for some drying out and sunshine.Staying home today! :)Have a great day! attitash Champion Author OntarioPosts:49,111Points:3,875,235Joined:Jun 2004 Message Posted: Jan 24, 2015 7:54:58 AM Good morning Justin...heading to the mountain soon for another ski day. High of 0°C/32°F feeling like -7°C/19.4°F with the wind chill. Cloudy day with light, scattered flurries. Have a great day. MidnightSun Champion Author New HampshirePosts:94,576Points:2,287,525Joined:Nov 2007 Message Posted: Jan 24, 2015 4:55:47 AM Good morning Justin!A Big w/e w/much to do, then much to write about. Enjoyed yesterday's post very much. Will be around to learn about your super w/e.Woke up early yesterday, had brekky at 1 AM and saw my GB posts go fast w/o server delay, a fabulous combination for me. Saw "Serpico" staring a young Al Pacino in a powerful performance. It was released Dec 5, 1973. Rated R, 2 hr 9 min. Would call this a Docudrama. Briefly, a neophyte cop in less than honest NYC in the early 1970's refuses to take bribes like everybody else. Appalled by the extent of police corruption, Frank Serpico goes to his superiors. When he discovers that they have ignored his charges, he takes the potentially fatal step of breaking the blue wall of silence and going public with his exposé. "Who can trust a cop that doesn't take money?" Superb 5/5 stars. My second time seeing it. If you haven't, you should.Thought about some specials and perhaps markdowns at my pal the meat mgr's store.Drove to Whitefield to buy sliced deli turkey breast for$3.99 a lb, sausage for $1.99 a lb,and chicken breast for$1.99 a lb.Told him and the deli mgr about Shaw's in my town mistakenly offering St Louis ribs for $1.99 last week. That meat mgr probably lost$6,000 in revenue for his store. Returned home to put the new food away and cook 25% of the sirloin tips that were $3.69 a lb a few days ago. Had it w/sliced potatoes, carrots and a bit of BBQ sauce w/Worcestershire sauce mixed in. Still looking fora fantastic recipe.Will have \to hurry before those tender tips age beyond cooking.Remained inside for the rest of the day. The temp was 3° for the low and 28° for the high. Will see a bit of a warm up today before a return to below zero temps into Wednesday morning. May see a few flakes also. The temperature is 8° (-13°C), with the high to be 34° (1°C). Civil twilight is 6:41 AM EST. Night is 5:15 PM. Sunrise: 7:13 AM. Set: 4:44 PM. Length of day: 9h 30m. Length of visible light: 10h 34m. Tomorrow will be 2m 15s longer. Have a tremendous day! : ) MadDogUSMC Champion Author JacksonvillePosts:24,112Points:3,609,860Joined:Apr 2005 Message Posted: Jan 24, 2015 12:33:12 AM Justin.....I see that some of my message to you was left off.....glad you got your furnace fixed and your new glasses! Hope you are having a great weekend! attitash Champion Author OntarioPosts:49,111Points:3,875,235Joined:Jun 2004 Message Posted: Jan 23, 2015 3:27:16 PM Good afternoon Justin....another wonderful ski day under sunny skies with a high of -1°C/30.2°F. Could use some natural snow as ice is forming over time. Both Marija & Ana have fantastic smiles! Have a great day. Farful Champion Author Quad CitiesPosts:61,789Points:3,644,430Joined:Apr 2005 Message Posted: Jan 23, 2015 10:04:31 AM Good morning jjdm and All! jj, You are welcome for √ing out photos! My pleasure. Have an appointment today at urologist's office for a routine exam. Hope the wait is not too long. TGIF! TUrtLE1625 Champion Author OregonPosts:726,785Points:4,372,465Joined:Mar 2003 Message Posted: Jan 23, 2015 7:54:41 AM Good Morning Justin,Your home must be well insulated for the temp to hold over that well. Super that the furnace person could there first thing in the morning.Card Everyone, even me? Wow! "Everyone" may be an over reaction, but better to be safe. On senior day, once a month at Fred's, you need to ask for your discount. The clerk is not allowed to assume anyone is over 55. I know, not the same as carding for alcohol. Today is National Pie Day.National Pie Day, an unofficial national holiday, created simply to celebrate the pie. It is a day for all to bake or cook their favorite pies. Even more importantly, it is a day set aside for all to enjoy eating pies!!National Pie Day HistoryNational Pie Day was created by the American Pie Council. The American Pie Celebration began in 1986 to commemorate Crisco’s 75th anniversary of “serving foods to families everywhere”. The first pies appeared around 9500 BC in the Egyptian Neolithic period or New Stone Age.Fun Tidbit – Pie throwing:Cream filled or topped pies are favorite props for humor. Throwing pie in a person’s face has been a staple of film comedy since Ben Turpin received one in Mr. Flip in 1909.Do you have a favorite pie? What is it?While you're thinking, how about a slice of cherry pie?Maybe, you'd rather have butterscotch meringue?Have you decided yet? MidnightSun Champion Author New HampshirePosts:94,576Points:2,287,525Joined:Nov 2007 Message Posted: Jan 23, 2015 4:54:47 AM Good morning Justin!Sad to know that the furnace was not working. Heck you saved about$150 for a non emergency visit. Hope the charge was fair and reasonable. Unfair is Anywhere near $300, for a$30 to $50 part.Nice to have your cavity filled be outta there fast and have new glasses for free. Would make me happy to start the day with all 3 positives. Great college is going so smooth as are your days.Like the subjects you are learning and your super high grades. Now ask Al's to pay for 3 hours or workouts per week at a gym. Ha Ha, what a riot!A philly cheese steak. What a delish meal. Congrats to Jeff for becoming a deputy Sheriff, if I have that right. Sad that Tim had three folks pass away that he knew. Very sad week for him indeed. Wise that Al's asks for ID. That covers everything. Did forget to mention each state has its own State Supreme Court Ruling on entrapment. Am no attorney. My take is to break the law, you are guilty and only have a prayer of crying one is being set up for a sting. Predisposition to commit the crime or not. In God's eyes, committing a sin is not obeying the laws. Even if a court/jury finds one not guilty. One must have a conscious in this world.Rec'd a note from a pal in Wyoming:"Higher beef prices are due to the lack of feed in southern states like TX due to drought and the resulting sell off of cattle as well as the large # killed in the Dakota the last two winters during major blizzards. Owners haven't been able to replenish their herds because of the cost to do so. Going to be a while before things get any better." My take also has a touch of major corp greed from SuperValu.Thank you for your excellent post and great reply. Both are appreciated. The temp was exactly 0° (17.7°C) yesterday morning at 7 AM. We are on a slight warm up through Sunday. Then the night temps will return to below zero Fahrenheit in the evening. Using lots of extra propane on these below zero nights.Left early to drive on the CT River Hwy to shop in Littleton. The entire river is once again frozen over. See no ice houses used to keep warm during ice fishing. Seems it is but a memory of days gone by.Bought at the market was a huge chunk (two hands) of ginger root$2.50 a lb, avocados 88¢ ea, green beans just $1.18 a lb, cukes up to 60¢ ea, red bell peppers$1.88 a lb, jumbo eggs $2.25 a doz, and green leaf lettuce up to$1.88 ea. Big Papa's Market Facebook page. Click on "See more" for some of their prices. Shopped at WM for couple of items. Passed on Shaw's. Their weekly and w/e only sale starts tomorrow. Drove to Lowe's to fill out an app and rec'd the temp cc on the spot. Walked to the contractor;s section at the far end of the store. There was a gal and 5 guys hanging out shooting the breeze.Asked how many sq ft the store was. Told them of my total hip replacement and wanted to walk the perimeter of the store. The gal looked in the computer and said the store was 94,000 sq ft. One fellow said it was 117,000 sq ft.Was asked if a fresh brewed coffee was wanted. Said sure thing. Had a lively chat shared w/laughter and a 2nd cup was offered. Another fellow said come back any day and have a coffee.They sure were friendly. Left them for a perimeter walk around the store twice. Figured it was a ½ mile. Looked at some 5' x 8' carpet that were in a discounted section.Walked around the store,looked at other items, and thought about the carpet to replace the one under my kitchen table. Grabbed a giant shopping cart went for the carpet added it,then went to the seasonal section to purchase 2 5 gal cans of K-1 hero.Had a 10% discount on my first purchase. Spent $180 on the kero along w/the nice tightly weaved carpet. It is so tight it will not easily see the table legs leave an imprint on it.On the way home it was realized why so many smiles were rec'd at Lowes. Wore the local team's therma base soft shell winter jacket good for 20 below zero. Have worn it hiking in the mtns before, in the cold and in the wind. It definitely keeps me warm.Made a deli sliced turkey sammie on a sesame roll w/leaf lettuce and cut strips of red bell pepper. It was delicious. Saw some of my favorite TV shows on Netflix until it was time to post. A fabulous way to spend a cold winter day. The temperature is 2° (-16°C), with the high to be 28° (-2°C). Civil twilight is 6:42 AM EST. Night is 5:14 PM. Sunrise: 7:13 AM. Set: 4:42 PM. Length of day: 9h 28m. Length of visible light: 10h 32m. Tomorrow will be 2m 12s longer. Have a delightful day! : ) MadDogUSMC Champion Author JacksonvillePosts:24,112Points:3,609,860Joined:Apr 2005 Message Posted: Jan 23, 2015 3:08:49 AM Justin.....you are welcome! Nice water bottle......the hat.....she needs a white and blue one with UK on it! LOLDino...good song! KHF Champion Author SacramentoPosts:41,051Points:4,092,625Joined:Sep 2003 Message Posted: Jan 22, 2015 11:44:52 PM Hi Justin - Nice that you were able to visit with Jeff and celebrate his training completion and being sworn in. Congratulations to him!I agree that the company policy should be changed instead of stopping the rewards program to maintain fitness. I have read the statistics on how it saves the company in the long run, too, and it just is common sense to stick with it.You had a good day with a quick fix for the furnace, glasses all fixed and tooth filled in minimal time. Dino72 Champion Author West VirginiaPosts:14,130Points:1,849,655Joined:Jan 2005 Message Posted: Jan 22, 2015 10:45:32 PM Good evening JustinI had another friend that wasn't so fortunate. She sold to a minor and got caught. It did result in a hefty fine and I think she lost her job as well.Dylan's game didn't go as well tonight, but he played some great defense when he was in. The Knights fell by a score of 53-27. The winning team this evening was called "Short Line" after the rail road in Monopoly. Not sure how they came up with it. I counted about 3 steals for Dylan and a few rebounds as well so he made his time in the game worthwhile.I did Dino's Jukebox last night for a special reason. As many of you know that follow me here, Saturday is my youngest Daughter Madeline's birthday. The story behind her was that she was born January 24, 2007 to me and my ex Wife. She had to be taken while FMD was only 27 weeks pregnant. Madeline lived only 44 hours and returned to Heaven on Friday January 26, 2007. When you lose someone near and dear to you, you never stop thinking of them. Tonight, I decided on a different tune to wish her a happy 8th birthday. She may not be here physically, but she'll always be in my heart. See you Sunday buddies."If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away" - Justin Moore attitash Champion Author OntarioPosts:49,111Points:3,875,235Joined:Jun 2004 Message Posted: Jan 22, 2015 7:25:29 PM Good evening Justin...perfect ski day. Sunny with a high of -5°C/23°F. Tough to leave! Will be back at it tomorrow. Sure hope the furnace issues are resolved. Have a good night. jjdm Champion Author IndianaPosts:29,836Points:2,704,005Joined:Oct 2007 Message Posted: Jan 22, 2015 7:00:38 PM Good evening, everyone!Today’s Picture:Marija’s GiftAs I was getting ready for bed on Monday night, I felt very cold. I decided to walk over to the thermostat to see if Mom turned down the temp. It was still set at 69 degrees, however it read that the current temp was 60 degrees. I turned off the thermostat and turned it back on. I heard the furnace click on like it was getting ready to start. However, it never did blow any air out. I told this to Mom and she called a furnace service company...one that we usually do our business with. Someone answered the phone, but said that no one would be in until 7 am the next day (since it wasn’t an emergency).I ended up sleeping from 11 pm - 6 am. I woke up and saw that the temp only dropped 3 degrees, down to 57 degrees. I got ready for my day. Around 7 am, someone called saying that a service person was on their way. By 7:15 am, he was at our house. After looking inside the furnace, he said that our ignitor was bad due to a crack. So he ended up replacing that. The problem was solved and the furnace started blowing air again. Happy to say that within an hour, our house was back to 69 degrees!At 9:30 am, I had an appointment at my dental office to get a filling done. I was in and out of the office in 25 minutes! Amazing. From there, I went to the eye doctor to pick up my new eyeglass frames. After they put my lenses from the broken pair into the new eyeglass frames, I left...only took 10 minutes for them to do that. I worked 3 pm - 11 pm, in grocery. Since we were preparing for inventory, the grocery workers have been starting to block down the products on the shelves (anything that is stacked is unstacked to make it easy to count). That was what Isaac and I did from 3 pm - 9 pm. For the last part of my shift, I pulled expired sale tags.When I got home, Mom and I had leftover chop suey for dinner. Then I slept from 12:15 am - 6:15 am. I gassed up my car around 7:30 am and left for school after that. Surprisingly, there wasn’t much traffic and I got to school around 8:10 am. My first class is now at 8:30 am due to our group switching one of our online classes to the in-class version. In Managerial Accounting, the professor lectured on the basics of Managerial Accounting. It does make more sense having a professor explain things. After class, Marija, Ana, Aaron, and I went to the cafeteria to relax during our break. I ended up munching on some poptarts to hold me over. In Business Ethics, the professor lectured on the theory of relativism. Then we practiced some logic problems. In Managing and Behavior in Organizations, the professor spent the class finishing up his Fitness lectured. He began by talking about the cost/benefit ratio when it comes to businesses making their own wellness program. The ratio is$1/$3.48! Then he said the best way to get employees (almost 100% of them) to go workout is to pay them. That’s right, 3 hours of the work week spent in the gym. He said this was done at IUN one time in one of the departments. He said that despite the employees having 3 hours less work devoted to their department, their productivity still increased by a good amount. Eventually, this program was ended due to it being against company policy. The professor says that if it is against company policy, they should change company policy. It makes sense when the cost/benefit ratio is$1/$3.48.He concluded the class by talking about our Fitness project. He said to ease into a workout plan. He gave an example of how he got one of his friends to start working out. To sum it up, this friend, who was very unfit, began with only working out for 5 seconds a day. 18 months later, she was able to work out for 45 minutes. After class, the four of us went to the cafeteria for lunch. I ended up having a slice of pizza and a philly cheesesteak sandwich. When we finished eating, Aaron left because he had things to do. So Marija, Ana, and I went to the library to work on some homework. Thankfully, we got all of the Accounting homework done (online assignment)….30 out of 30 points! From there, I came home and saw that Mom was already home. She was suppose to work a 3 hour shift at my store, but ended up only work 1.5 hours since it was slow. When I settled in at home, I took a nap from 6 pm - 7:30 pm. When I woke up, Mom and I ran a couple of errands. Then we had the rest of the leftover chop suey for dinner. After the satisfying meal, I worked on some of my Professional Writing homework. We had to post on the forums, responding to two of our peers from week one’s forum posting. I am happy to say that last night I finished all of my Christmas gift exchanges for 2014! Jeff and I went on a nighttime Christmas ride! We ended up getting each other gift cards. Then we caught up. Jeff’s training was complete, so he was sworn in! During the ride, Jeff drove to La Porte to show me where he works at. When I came back home, I slept from 1 am - 7 am. When I got up, Mom and I went to do our weekly grocery shopping at Al’s. Mom worked 9 am - 5 pm today, bagging at Al’s Karwick. Today I took a personal day since Jan, Jeff, Tim, and I were suppose to have a Denny’s Night. However, yesterday Tim called me saying he had to cancel. It’s been a bad week for Tim since three people that he knew passed away. Tonight he will be going to a visitation for one of them. Once I had the house to myself, I started day one of my workout plan. Since this is my first time working out since Cross County, I am easing into it. Later on, I worked on Writing Assignment Two for Professional Writing. I had to write a pretend e-mail updating my boss on a project. I also did some reading for Philosophy. From 2 pm - 3:30 pm, I took a nap. After my nap, I visited Grandma, who was doing well! KHF, thanks for checking out my Christmas gift! Yes, now our company policy is to card everyone. MadDog, thanks for the comment on my pic! Midnight, our company policy is to now ask everyone for their ID. Thanks for the comment on my pic! I did a little search on entrapment and Excise court cases for Indiana and this is what I found. That’s nifty that you make your own cleaning products. Very strange answer to your question of why meat went up. Hamburger, 85%, was on sale for$4.29 a pound. I’ve been watching the meat market and it looks like it’s been on a downward trend. I wonder when we will start seeing the decreases. I read your entrapment link...interesting.attitash, thanks for the comment on my pic. ;) Nice that you are able to get some ski time in. TUrtLE, thanks for checking out my Christmas gift! I’ll tell you one thing, the detective that did the talking to me was very intimidating. For a second, I wondered if I was the one that sold beer to the minor. lol, thanks for the last reindeer fact! Thank you also for the blonde jokes.Dino72, Jan told me about the time Excise tried to get her. She did good though and did not sell the cigs to the minor. The kid didn’t have an ID and she said she couldn’t sell it to him. Good job to the Lady Bobcats! I’ve watched the “Back to the Future” Trilogy. Claudie, thanks for stopping by! trugasCA, thanks for checking in! Good night! trugasCA Champion Author CaliforniaPosts:8,764Points:471,390Joined:Mar 2011 Message Posted: Jan 22, 2015 9:59:30 AM Morning. Smiles. Claudie Champion Author AtlantaPosts:131,608Points:3,470,345Joined:Aug 2005 Message Posted: Jan 22, 2015 7:38:38 AM Good morning, jjdm, Have a great day!