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NutPopper

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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2002 9:37:23 PM

Pull up a chair, snap your fingers, "double latte" and lets hear whats on your mind. Gripes, comments, compliments, complaints, ideas? Lets get them out in the open and see if we can relate, have some fun, come to conclusions maybe, who knows.
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Handiman
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 10:48:25 AM

mornin all

nice day ahead in the 70s and no rain

CG--- risk of frosts can start anytime from mid August on but we usually don't get any till the 2nd week in Sept

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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 9:52:36 AM

Good Morning,

Went to the beach yesterday afternoon. Nice way to cool off. Trip home took awhile as there was a detour due to construction and another due to a police situation.

HS Football starts Thursday along with NCAA as the Aggies go to South Carolina on National TV.

Everyone have a good mid week day.
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Splinter
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 9:41:01 AM

Sid - Yes, UW-Madison is expensive, but thankfully, there is reciprocity between Wisconsin and Minnesota so MN residents going to school in WI pay in-state tuition (plus about 10%).

CG - Sad and exciting, and always part of the plan. It's just such a big change when they come home and then when they leave. Assuming they get jobs after graduation, their visits will likely become less frequent if they are working away from the Twin Cities.
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BGJam
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 9:26:29 AM

Good Morning Folks

Where has the summer gone. I know we have a month or so left but it sure seemed to slip by quickly.

Farmer's Omelete, please, Bunny
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CGrover
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 9:03:25 AM

Good morning Sid, and everybuddy else coming in today. We had a fabulous extended weekend, with 6 friends. Mtn biking, pontooning, resort walking. All good. And, MrsCG let us stay until Tuesday morning, when everyone else left. Originally, we were going to leave Monday morning, due to her work load.

Splinter, sad and exciting day.

Handi, wow, that seems early.

We saw lots of eagles around Nelson Lake in Hayward WI.

Have a GREAT day everybuddy!
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Psycho Sid
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 8:48:47 AM

splinter, Madison is a BIG chunk of change...
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Splinter
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 1:35:45 AM

Our twins left today for Madison to start their senior years in college. Where has the time gone? It has already gotten very quiet in the house.

golfer - good luck Saturday.
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wmsbgolfer
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 12:51:27 AM

The 26th was also "National Dog Day".

soutxed, our public schools start next Tuesday.

Splinter, will be playing with the pro on Saturday.

*Leaving fresh donuts for the early regulars*
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MrGasGuy
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2014 4:12:13 PM

Good Afternoon Folks !

"Women's Equality Day" ... who's turn to take out the garbage?

An hour in the hammock please, Bunny.
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Handiman
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2014 10:33:32 AM

mornin all

looks like summer might be back for a bit

had to cover tomatoes last night there was a risk of frost --- but didn't get any thank goodness

have a great day all

handi
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BGJam
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2014 10:07:53 AM

Howdy Folks

Another evening cruise at 6 pm today. You're all welcome to join us. Last night's was spectacular and tonight's promises to be the same.

Nut and Fruit Smoothie, please, Bunny
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soutxed
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2014 9:57:10 AM

Good Morning everybody

Already warm, got the grass cut early. Hopefully some beach time this afternoon before a busy rest of the week.

Enjoy your day

Breakfast Tacos for everyone. Get them while their hot.
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BGJam
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 10:43:17 AM

Good Monday Morning Folks

Gasbuddy cruise on the Riff Raft this evening at 6 pm. All gasbuddies and their guests are welcome. You can get my contact info from MrGG. I provide the beverages.....bring the snacks you like!

Biscuits and Gravy, please, Bunny
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Handiman
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 10:30:53 AM

mornin all

have a goody

handi
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 9:27:12 AM

Morning all!
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soutxed
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 9:18:40 AM

Good Morning,

Start of school in most of Texas. If school has started in your area, please be careful as you drive through school zones.

Coffee by the A/C

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Handiman
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2014 11:26:44 AM

mornin all

wet, windy, and chilly

not a great day for working outside, so I guess I'll saw logs inside

have a great Sunday

handi
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wmsbgolfer
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2014 12:18:40 AM

Finished the garage. Now waiting for the delivery of the new doors.

*Leaving fresh donuts for the early regulars*
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MrGasGuy
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2014 11:34:12 AM

Good Morning Folks !

"Ride the Wind Day" ... reminds me of the old song... They Call The Wind Maria

The US Navy Blue Angels will be riding the wind in Duluth MN today and tomorrow.

Handiman
I signed up for an AARP card at age 50 and it paid for itself within 6 months.

Pancakes and maple syrup please, Bunny.
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Handiman
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2014 10:44:25 AM

mornin all

I'm not sure what age is considered a senior down in the States but it's 65 up here, so I'm not eligible yet

weather here is very fallish, cool damp and depressing, and school starts in a week and half --- youngest is hopefully in his last year

hope you all have a great weekend

handi
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BGJam
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2014 10:41:09 AM

Good Morning Folks

What better way to relax after work than a leisurely cruise on the river? Come join us on Riff Raft Monday and/or Tuesday evening departing the dock about 6 pm. We depart slip 75 in the upper harbor of the St Paul Yacht Club for a 2 to 2.5 hour cruise. We'll meet in the up river end of the Padelford parking lot (on Harriet Island) and escort y'all to my boat. You can get my contact info from MrGG. I hope to see ya on the river!

Steak and Eggs this morning, please, Bunny
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soutxed
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2014 9:19:36 AM

Good Morning,

Splinter, high humidity is the norm here. Probably why so many people in South Texas are obese. Outdoor exercise is not popular.

Was at the gym (in A/C) yesterday and say several of the trainers do the ice bucket challenge. Good way to cool off.

Football went well, but long night. Ready for the real games to begin.

With Friday night FB, not many road trips planned for awhile.

Have a good Saturday.
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wmsbgolfer
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2014 12:18:39 AM

Hope to finish the garage today. Then we can install the new doors and I'll install the new opener.

Handi, sorry to hear about your cat.

soutxed, HS football started here tonight for some of the teams.

CGRO, y'all have fun!

*Leaving fresh donuts for the early regulars*

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BGJam
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 10:07:57 AM

Good Morning Folks

Got the top of the boat wet as well as the bottom the other day. Boating on the river is always good but in the rain, not quite as good. We're looking to have a gasbuddy cruise next Monday and Tuesday evenings. Come for one or both. Y'all can get my contact info from MrGG.

With the state fair in session the summer is rapidly drawing to a close. We've got several road trips planned and that helps to end the summer also. Now I'm appreciative of every nice day we have!

Fruit and Nut Smoothie, by the pool, please, Bunny
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Handiman
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 9:39:11 AM

mornin all

have great weekend

handi
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 8:51:44 AM

Good Morning

Handi, sorry about the cat. The loss of a pet you have had for many years is tough.

Another hot and humid day. But have to get out and work the message bboard tonight at a HS scrimmage.

Coffee on the patio. Have a good weekend everyone.
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 8:13:54 AM

Good morning everybuddy! Happy Friday!! Short day for me. Made most of the errands after work yesterday, baked the choc chip butterscotch chip cookies. Stopped at a Farmer's Market, but forgot cilantro, so stopping at the store for that, and then making salsa. And packing my clothes, food stuffs, wash the bikes, and wait for the mrs to get home from a job in Duluth, and then away we go to Hayward WI for a weekend of biking, laking, and other stuffs.

sout, easy days are needed!

Have a GREAT day everybuddy!
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Splinter
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 1:20:38 AM

Current temp is 74°F. Current dew point is 73°F. This results in a relative humidity of 94% and air that is difficult to breathe.

ladida - I usually order a cheeseburger and fries. Little Splinter orders the Double Double.

Handi - sorry about your cat.

CG - I always get Nitro ice cream. Yum!
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 10:00:45 AM

Good Morning

I qualify for senior citizens day. Thanks.

Took it easy yesterday as daughter's family left Tuesday and recovering from championship celebration.

HS football starts Friday. This is a religion in Texas, and in this area where there is no college football, it is even bigger.

Everyone enjoy your day and the rain. We could use some here.
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 9:39:24 AM

That duck is huge!

Have a good day all!
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 9:22:37 AM

Good morning MrGG, Handi, ladi, and everybuddy else coming in today. Well, we finally got some rain. They talked heavy downpours, but when I was up and around, it was just sprinkling, so I coulda rode the bike. But, I reset the alarm, so drove. I have a few errands after work to prepare for the weekend, so driving will be more efficient. First day since June 26 that I haven't biked to the bus...

sout, great to hear the AC is fixed! CONGRATS on the win!! Thanks for the tacos and champagne.

jay, cool!

MrGG, yes, someday! When I go to the Fair, I have no intentions to eat healthy. Hopefully, I can share everything I get with one or more, but I will sample of lot of different things. Some things may be healthy, but some will not. I do NOT like Martha's cookies, so I don't need them. Taste like store bought, except warm to me.

wmsb, thank you. I haven't checked the weather in WI where we will be. Some rain expected here...

My truck has a cassette player in it...

Handi, good luck with your shoulder. My dad fell on his should biking in the Tour de Cure in June, and he is now going thru physical therapy. So sorry to hear about your kitty...

Have a GREAT day everybuddy!
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BGJam
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 9:16:50 AM

Good Morning Folks

Had a couple of pretty fine river cruises these last couple of days. We're gonna try for more gasbuddy cruises next Monday and Teusday evenings. That's the 25th and 26th.....again, arrive around 5:30 to 6 pm and we're planning for a 6 pm departure from the dock. And, Go4, please bring Sparky along!

Biscuits and Gravy, on the patio, please, Bunny
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 9:01:06 AM

Good Morning Folks !

"National Senior Citizens Day" ... love the discounts.

National Radio Day info

ladidaCA
I think I have a cassette player somewhere.

Does anyone go to the state fair with intentions of eating healthy but then give in to
TEMPTATION?

Coffee please, Bunny.
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Handiman
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 6:41:06 AM

mornin all

I'm thinkin fall is just around the corner up here, it just feels like it's time

I have shoulder surgery in two weeks, that's what happens you you fall to many times usually on ice, but I do it standing still as well, that's quite the trick --- not recommended you try it tho

sou --- congrats on the win and A/C can be useful

shocaser --- welcome to Cafe

MrGG --- National Radio Day sounds interesting --- the celebration of the sets themselves? or the programs ?

just a side note --- one of our cats started limping about a week ago so took him to the vet yesterday ---- news was not good, he has to blown knees and arthritis in his hind legs and back -- so all we can do is try to keep the pain to a minimum --- vet said even surgery probably wouldn't do much good seeing he couldn't support his weight after surgery

hoping you all have a great day

handi

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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 3:22:07 AM

soux - wow, congrats to you and your team.
golfer - don't you just love those honey do weekends. lol
Mr GG - I think I have a cassette of some of those programs.....haha. now you have to find a cassette player to listen to them... whose on first, whats on second...
jay - have fun and have ducky kind of day
CG - I remember a group of us at church sent a care pack to soldiers in Iraq when that was going on and sent them a bunch of catsup single serve packs with In and Out logo on them. Talked to the store and they also gave us a bunch of those paper fold In and Out hats to send to the troops as well. I remember they wrote back how great it was to get that burger stuff and fun. To think they don't have catsup in Iraq.... I don't think I could survive without catsup.
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wmsbgolfer
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 12:44:10 AM

ladi, it will be by the end of this weekend.

Shocaser, welcome to the café.

CGRO, I'm sure y'all will have fun this weekend. We're supposed to have rain on Saturday.

soutxed, congratulations to your team and glad you got the A/C working again.

Mr.GG, have fun at the fair and let us know what you thought about the Frozen Beer Foam.

*Leaving fresh donuts for the early regulars*
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MrGasGuy
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 7:16:28 PM

Good Evening Folks !

"National Radio Day" ... I should get some of the old time radio programs from the library.

Shocaser
Welcome to the cafe, a friendly place.

CGrover
Someday it'll all come together and we'll get a group of GasBuddies out on the river.

soutxed
Sounds like a memorable season.

The Minnesota State Fair opens tomorrow with many new foods including Frozen Beer Foam

A frosty cold one please, Bunny.
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goforlars
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 9:42:09 AM

Morning all!

BG & MrG - sorry we couldn't make it last night on the cruise. We are looking forward to the next opportunity to go though!

Life is good busy and good!

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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 9:25:26 AM

ladida and CG, I will be working down there. Hope to get a glimpse of the duck as it floats by.

Splinter, there just might be plenty of confused birds of all types.

Have a good day all!

[Edited by: jayrad1957 at 8/20/2014 9:26:38 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 8:37:48 AM

Good Morning

A/C fixed and working well. If it had been just wife and me, we would have stayed with friend, but had three more so the motel worked well. Grand duaghter went swimming and we took a picnic lunch and ate pool side. Also helped I got discount because of my working for the baseball team.

Speaking of team, we won the championship last night. Sad that this team will probably not be together next year as several players & managers will probably move up to a higher division next season.

Fresh champagne and breakfast tacos.
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 8:23:39 AM

Good morning Handi, ladi, and everybuddy else coming in today for mid week celebrations. Rode 31 miles home yesterday. Went well. Made enchaladas for dinner, since the mrs has been working non stop since about Friday. I told her I was going to be packing her clothes for the extended weekend biking festivities. She giggled.

ladi, I have been to an In & Out Burger once, and would go back again. A friend has a tshirt he frequently wears from one. Barbo, from HI, went to a Packer game with me and the mrs a couple of years ago. She is a life long Packer fan. Go4 may go to Lambeau, I guess if the Bears were playing there...

Chicago? I have heard of Old Chicago, but that is more pizza...

During my ride home, I went thru two areas, about 3 miles, that were freshly wet, puddles and all, but I didn't see the rain. I did get sprinkled on for a few minutes, but never enough to get the streets wet.

wmsb, wow, 45 years old sounds like a pretty good life for a door and opener!

Have a GREAT day everybuddy!
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 7:25:29 AM

mornin all

hope it's a great day

handi
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 3:25:41 AM

doing the midnight posting thing

golfer = glad to see you back. I think the donuts were still a little bit warm and good. thanks. So now your garage is water-tight?
Splinter - how do you like your burger? animal style? Are there in and outs outside of calif?
jay - are you going to the duck parade?
Go4 - oh, guess I was thinking, weather, traffic, congestion... etc. Did not know about the good food....etc. Didn't you go with CG to a packer game a few years ago?

anyone want to blow some rain this way, would be appreciated, need that wet weather here big time
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 12:22:14 AM

Splinter, heavy rains the last couple of years has caused the bottoms of the front of the garage to rot, hence the drainage system. Replacing the original wooden doors and one of the original door openers. Opener and doors were 45 y/o. Cutting out and replacing rotten wood sections.

CGRO, yes, but a lot of work still left to complete.

soutxed, hope the A/C was fixed. We have several fans and two window A/C's as backup.

*Leaving fresh donuts for the early regulars*

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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2014 3:41:31 PM

So it was, believe it or not, national relaxation day this past Friday. I had no idea such a thing even existed!
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2014 12:57:11 PM

Good Morning Folks !

"National Aviation Day" ... maybe I'll go fly a kite when my granddaughter visits this afternoon.

I also like Chicago.
My daughter went to school there for a couple years though I have spent more time there when she wasn't there.

For all the rain which blew through our area yesterday I received none so it's back to watering my garden.

The picnic platter please, Bunny.
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Splinter
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2014 12:23:55 PM

ladida - my entire family LOVES In-N-Out!! We stop in whenever we are in California. I also love Chicago but not Da Bears (life-long Packer fan).

soutxed - staying in a motel sounds like a good choice. Hope your AC gets fixed soon. Our AC broke 15 years ago when the repair people were extremely busy so my neighbors let me sleep in their basement for a few night. The rest of my family wasn't as bothered by the extreme temps.

jayrad - I'll bet that confuses a lot of birds and ducks!

Sid - haven't had a Slider in a long time!

golfer - what happened to your garage?

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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2014 10:05:52 AM

Good morning BG, sout, jay, Handi, and everybuddy else coming in today. Had lab work this am, so came to work, did some, biked to the lab, gave some blood, biked back, and now working in work attire. Trail work went well last night.

sout, hope your AC can get fixed soon!

Sid, is that enough to share? Or is that just your bag?

wmsb, sounds like you are moving along.

jay, you going to go watch it?

Have a GREAT day everybuddy!
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BGJam
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2014 9:52:38 AM

Good Morning Folks

Yup, Sid, a 30 pack crave case would be a good start! The last time we had that fine cuisine from Le Chateau Blanc the marine head stood up to the assault. Besides, we're very close to the pump out system and can remove the effluent very quickly. So bring 'em on!

Fruit and Nut Smoothie, on the patio, please, Bunny



[Edited by: BGJam at 8/19/2014 10:01:52 AM EST]
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soutxed
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2014 9:44:11 AM

Good Morning

So A.C still since returning Sunday night. Ended up at cheap motel with family. Part was on the way yesterday but truck carrying part was in a three vehicle accident. Waiting on tech to come today to install.

Temps in high 90s.

Cold ice tea this morning.
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