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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2005 10:35:15 PM

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beachnut
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 12:31:04 PM

Hi Brillo8 and buddies

Bril...Thanks, we are having a super time. Stayed Monday night with Duane's sister and BIL and then to the cottage. The wind picked up on the Big Lake and we just went for a ride. The motor wasn't behaving, either. Duane stayed the night and helped me fix some minor problems...YEAH! Love to get little tasks done! My sister is helping clean windows...I'm ever so grateful for her help.

We will go back to GR this pm and get her ready for her trip home... :(

Have a happy hump day, buddies

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Brillo8
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 8:47:21 AM

Hi Beach,

Beach, appears you and your sister had a terrific trip. Have a fun time at the cottage. ..and good luck with the fishing!

Have a Happy Hump Day Beach!
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2014 6:23:59 AM

Hi Brillo8 and buddies

We got to Bloomington and were very warmly greeted by Duane's sister and later her husband. We had a tour of the some of the city...much of it is State Farm or Illinois State University. Seems like a terrific place to live!

We will be off to the cottage in a few hours and I'll be getting things ready to stay a couple of nights and, of course, to go fishing.

Have a fabulous day, buddies

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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 8:02:17 AM

Hi Brillo8 and buddies

A quick trip to the cemetery, a short visit w/ another cousin, and then, on our way NORTH!

I will have an overnight stop at one of Duane's sister's in Bloomington/Normal. Hope we get off early tomorrow, we're going fishing tomorrow night!

Hope you have a splendid day, buddies

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beachnut
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 9:06:34 AM

Hi Brillo8 and buddies

I'm going to McDonald's for sausage biscuit and GOOD coffee! Then, to cemetery for sister's benefit on her mother's birthday. Then on to meet some cousins, a stroll through Lincoln's New Salem Historical State Park. Tonight meet w/ more cousins and we will get packing!

Looking for a great day!

Have one yourselves, buddies

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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2014 9:29:43 AM

Hi Brillo8 and buddies

Bril...Now in central IL surrounded by the tallest corn you can imagine! Funky hotel...which has a bit of trouble keeping up with the times. MEager continental breakfast where the donuts look like their from last year! Juices are all from powder...yuck! No eggs or meat...BUT biscuits and gravy! Oh, well!

Guess we'll be shopping for plastic flowers today. She buys these every year for the grave.

Have a splendid day, buddies

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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2014 10:57:55 AM

Hi Beach

Glad your sister arrived safely. Have a nice trip!

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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2014 7:45:56 AM

Hi Brillo8 and buddies

Sister arrived safely!

Our weather couldn't be better! Looking forward to our drive to Mt Sterling IL!

Have a super day, buddies

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beachnut
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2014 11:09:03 AM

HI Brillo8 and buddies

Bril...thanks!

Sister arrives tonight...kinda late. Then, take off for IL tomorrow morning.

So nice to have a bit of a vacation.

Have a very happy day, buddies

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Brillo8
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2014 8:37:05 AM

Hi Beach

Enjoy your time off with your sister!

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beachnut
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2014 7:42:07 AM

Hi Brillo8 and buddies

Off to work for one more day this week...rest of the week off!

Turned even cooler last night after the heavy rains moved out...seems more like fall than summer! Sure is easy on the electric bill!

Have a splendid day, buddies

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beachnut
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2014 7:31:00 AM

HI Brillo8 and buddies

Bril...YUP! And I see you are, too!

This week my sister from Burbank arrives and we'll travel to Central Illinois over the weekend. Then, to the cottage for some fun! Duane suggested we could go canoeing. Will be fun!

Otherwise, off to work!

Have a gorgeous day, buddies

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Brillo8
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2014 7:19:05 AM

Hi Beach!

Yep, I'm on a 24/7, 365 day/year vacation. It's called Retirement! ...lol

I can see you're loving life! :-)

80° currently, up to 91° today.

Enjoy your Tuesday Beach!
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Message Posted: Jul 14, 2014 7:32:23 AM

Hi Brillo8 and buddies

Bril...you on vacation??? LOL!

Had a really nice weekend...date Friday night, work a bit on Saturday, and got some needed cleaning and yard work in on Sunday...topped off w/ a swim and then a visit from my favorite guy! Life is GOOD!

Off to work today. Getting a bit cooler out for the week...I like it!

Have a super day, buddies

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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2014 9:37:46 AM

Hi Brillo8 and buddies

Bril...HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!! That is wonderful!

Our date was fabulous...20th yr of Picnic Pops, last night for our conductor after 15yrs, celebration of our Armed Services and Fourth of July, and celebration of a dear benefactor of many things in GR, Peter Wege, aged 94. The fireworks were a hit w/ Duane, as was the music!

Off to work today.

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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2014 6:26:19 AM

Hi Beach!

Welcome to your weekend!

Beach, hope you had a fantastic date last night. :-)

34 years ago today, on a Saturday afternoon in Virginia Beach, after dating for two years, Linda and I were married. .....WooHoo! :-)

73° currently, up to 88° today.

Enjoy your weekend Beach!
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2014 10:22:45 AM

HI Brillo8 and buddies

Bril...Krispy Kreme is that old??? Guess I'm going to KK for a birthday treat!

TGIF to you, too! My day is panning out to be FANTASTIC! The weather is absolutely ideal! I am looking forward to a super date tonight!

In the meantime, food prep and cleaning.

Have a terrific day, buddies

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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2014 7:46:39 AM

Hi Beach!

TGIF to you!! Sounds like you've planned the perfect adventure.

Today is the 77th birthday of Krispy Kreme.

Have a FUN Friday and a great weekend Beach!
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Message Posted: Jul 10, 2014 9:13:31 AM

Hi Brillo8, Treasurehuntxxx, and buddies

Bril...This is a very nice week w/ temps and humidity at low levels. Bright and sunny, though.

Making a few things for our picnic tomorrow night...Picnic Pops w/ GR Symphony out at a local ski area. Tomorrow will have fireworks and this will be a wonderful surprise for Duane! He was like a little kid last week at the show on the 4th.

Getting ready for trip to the cottage and cleaning.

Have a super day, buddies

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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2014 8:18:02 AM

HI

have a great day
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Brillo8
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2014 8:09:29 AM

Hi Beach!

Good morning. WOW! an EF1 tornado so close! So glad you were not hurt.
To my surprise, North Carolina gets a fair share of tornadoes. More than I want! I can prepare for hurricanes, but can't do s#!& for a tornado! ....lol

We're in the dog days of summer here. Temps have been above norm. Running into the mid 90s this week. Heat index over 100. :-(

Have a great day Beach!
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2014 7:48:23 AM

Hi Brillo8 and buddies

Long day...busy one, too. Didn't really get home until 10:30! I got hair cut, etc...lol!

One more work day here today...tomorrow clean the cottage.

Have a happy day, buddies

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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2014 7:28:31 AM

Hi Brillo8 and buddies

Bril...that storm was a LOT more than I knew! A category EF1 tornado ripped through the area VERY close to where I was at the theater and within a few houses of where Lar is now living! I never heard any warnings...NOTHING! But all is well with me.

Off to work in a bit.

Have a delightful day, buddies

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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2014 7:56:58 AM

HI Brillo8 and buddies

Bril...We had big storms last night...although, I could only hear them while sitting in the theater. Missed the rain going in, missed the rain going out! Saw a bunch of tree branches down and trash containers tipped over from all the wind. Luckily, I didn't lose power.

Off to work!

Have a splendid day, buddies

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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2014 10:26:57 AM

Hi Brillo8 and buddies

Working at home today, sorting, cleaning, filling the trash...LOL! My sister from CA will be coming at the end of next week for a visit and travel to Central Illinois. It will be good to see her again.

Have a super day, buddies

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Message Posted: Jul 5, 2014 7:16:28 PM

Hi Brillo8, new buddy..peteytheref and all buddies

Bril..Yes, humidity is something I dread, too. However, it was a MOST delightful day, yesterday! Duane and I did a few things at his rental...washed and put up those plastic window blinds...they pull closed and swivel to let in light. We had dismantled them more than a month ago! They were SO dirty and look like brand new now. Went shopping for groceries, repair things from Lowe's, more clothes for Duane...lol! And...we found a fabulous, fabulous place to watch fireworks! It was a huge challenge because neither of us know the area very well. Duane told me he really likes to get CLOSE so they open up right over our heads! And that was superb! He is such an amazing guy!

Have an amazing evening, buddies

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Message Posted: Jul 5, 2014 11:35:11 AM

Hi beachnut
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Brillo8
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Message Posted: Jul 5, 2014 9:19:26 AM

Hi Beach!

...a pleasant morning here. 76° currently, but dew point is only 53°! (we watch the dew point in the South to gauge the humidity. Once it gets into the 70s, it's very uncomfortable, even for us Southerners!...lol) Mid 80s for us today. I'll take that.

Enjoy your weekend Beach!
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Message Posted: Jul 4, 2014 12:19:57 PM

HI Brillo8 and buddies

Bril...I'm near Detroit visiting and helping Duane. We DO work well together. I sure wish it could be more often, though....maybe someday.

The weather here is absolutely delighful...cool, low humidity.

Hope to see fireworks tonight!

Have a wonder Fourth, buddies

Happy Birthday, America!!

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Message Posted: Jul 4, 2014 9:40:10 AM

Hi Beach!

Happy Independence Day!

Center of Hurricane Arthur passed approx 30 mile to our east about midnight. Winds blew a bit at that. Funny thing though. Right at midnight, I heard a loud humming sound, followed by cracks and pops..then flashes of light. I thought "what crazy fool is lighting fireworks now?!" Jumped up and looked out back. Turns out a large branch (20ft long) had broken from the top of one of my neighbor's pine trees and fallen into the power lines. The limb burned through one wire, causing it to fall to the ground. Didn't lose power in our neighborhood. Other served by that line did, obviously. Crews did cut our power to make repairs hours later. Overall, not a bad hurricane.

Have a great Fourth of July!
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Message Posted: Jul 3, 2014 11:25:12 AM

Hi Brillo8 and buddies

Bril...Well, of course, you've done your share of work!!! I'm still catching up from being a mom and part-timer. Market is utterly fabulous these days! So, hoping to do some bigger projects around the cottage and house. I think Duane would really like to see me give up my regular jobs, but that's hard to do w/o knowing how I'd survive...if you know what I mean.

That is very interesting about your neighbor. I will look his business up on the web. Maybe I could buy Duane a new boat...lol

Have a pleasant day and a happy 4th, buddies

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Brillo8
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Message Posted: Jul 3, 2014 8:38:03 AM

Beach, I have to correct what I said below. Custom Steel Boats DOES build sailboats too. Currently building 61' "Mermaid".
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Brillo8
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Message Posted: Jul 3, 2014 7:40:32 AM

Hi Beach,

Oh yeah, believe we will get hit with something. Didn't make any preparations yesterday, since we had the plumber here replacing our old electric hot water heater with a natural gas power vent hot water heater. He also installed our new set of natl gas fireplace logs. Extremely happy with the install and to finally get that job behind us ( we'd been waiting since Feb)

Today I will make preparations for Arthur. But my prep won't take nearly as long as my friend and neighbor Rodney, who lives right across from us. Saw him this morning as we each went out to get the newspaper. He owns a boat/yacht building business. He doesn't build sailboats, but I believe if you check his website, http://www.customsteelboats.com/, I'm sure you'll appreciate him company's craftsmanship. Anyway, I always use his business to gauge the degree of storm damage. Search 102 Yacht Drive, Merritt, NC 28556 on Google Maps and you'll see why. Almost offered to volunteer my time today to help him prepare... but then thought it might lead to a job...wouldn't want that....lol

Have a great day Beach!
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[Edited by: Brillo8 at 7/3/2014 7:42:21 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2014 8:59:59 PM

Hi Brillo8 and buddies,

Bril...Are you going to get hit by the storm? I've been trying to follow its development.

Had a full day of work and now at the cottage again...cleaning for tomorrow's guests.

Have a fabulous evening, buddies

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Message Posted: Jul 1, 2014 7:58:26 AM

Hi Beach!

Congrats for your first fish from Lake Michigan!

Have a great day Beach!
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Message Posted: Jul 1, 2014 7:16:14 AM

HI Brillo8 and buddies

Got to leave for work very soon! Had lots of thunderstorms last night...nothing too severe. BUT much cooler!
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Message Posted: Jun 30, 2014 10:14:13 PM

Hi Brillo8 and buddies

Bril...WE DID go fishing last night! I got my first fish in Lake Michigan! A Chinook salmon about 32in...Duane got a slightly smaller Steelhead! All are cleaned and in the freezer. I did grill a couple of Steelhead steaks for dinner tonight! YUM!

Worked today and again tomorrow. Busy, busy, busy!!

Have a happy evening, buddies

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Message Posted: Jun 30, 2014 3:13:40 PM

Hi Beach!

Have a great week Beach!
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Message Posted: Jun 29, 2014 8:49:30 AM

Hi Brillo8 and buddies

Bril...don't know about the fishing...storms are heading across the lake and waves will kick up. I will go to the cottage to clean up for the next group on Thurs. Maybe I'll get another chance to go later this week.

We're having hot humid days, too. Not fun!

Have a wonderful day, buddies

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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2014 9:25:41 AM

Hi Beach!

Good morning Beach. You should have loads of fun!

Cloudy and low 80s today. High humidity, with thunderstorms.

Enjoy your weekend Beach!
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2014 9:11:12 AM

Hi Brillo8 and buddies

Bril...Not much new here today. However, when guests leave tomorrow and after I clean up a bit, Duane is going to take me out salmon fishing! Never done that befoe, either!

Have a great day, buddies

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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2014 10:58:08 AM

Hi Brillo8 and buddies

Bril..no 80s and no humidity to speak of. I'm cleaning, cleaning, cleaning!! Can't wait til guests arrive...I'm going to jump into Lake Michigan! Duane and I walked the beach last night. He thought it was cold, I couldn't keep from strolling in the water. The air was definitely cooler than the water. We had a lot of fog the past few days due to temperature inversion. In fact, a HUGE yacht tucked itself into Muskegon Lake...probably trying to get to CHICago, but the fog was no doubt too much to make it safely.

Have a spectacular day, buddies

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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2014 7:37:59 AM

Hi Brillo8 and buddies

Bril...we were supposed to get into the 80s the rest of the week, but now, it looks more like maybe 70. I'm spending the next 2 days getting the cottage into shape. My first guests are to arrive Friday night for the weekend.

I just put fresh grape jelly out in the oriole feeder this am. They must be starving because it's a busy place right now...lol. Would you believe the robins are trying to feast on the jelly, too? They are rather hoggish!

Now, for some breakfast for me!

Have a wonderful day, buddies

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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2014 9:27:13 AM

Hi Beach!

No sea breeze today....lol. Cloudy and 90° today, with thunderstorms.

Enjoy your day Beach!
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2014 7:35:38 AM

Hi Brillo8 and buddies

Bril...A nice sea breeze is good in MANY ways! lol

Back to work for the 3rd day and then, to my investment club meeting in Spring Lake...if I get back in time. Yesterday I didn't get done until 5:45. I will have to really hustle tonight if I work that late again. I plan on going to the cottage again...cleaning, cleaning, cleaning!

Have a terrific hump day, buddies

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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2014 8:21:41 AM

Hi Beach!

Busy, indeed! Got home Sunday evening. The Monday morning I was out to mow and trim the grass, then got out the hedge trimmer to nip off a bit of growth to all the bushes. Luckily, temps and humidity were moderate.

Understand the pleasant temperatures near the water. We had them much of the time I lived in Virginia Beach. But here in New Bern, we just don't get as much of a sea breeze. We notice the cooler breezes when we visit Morehead City and Beaufort. We should haved moved there when we came to NC...lol.

74° here. Sunny and 86° today. 90s Wed-Fri, with more thunderstorms.

Enjoy your day Beach!
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2014 7:21:34 AM

Hi Brillo8 and buddies

Looking to be a very busy summer for GBers.

Have a great day, buddies

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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2014 7:26:17 AM

Hi Brillo8 and buddies

Bril...The cottage was so nice to be yesterday!! I talked to Duane, who's about 30 mi inland, and he said it was hot and humid there. I was enjoying beautiful blue skies, lush green trees, pleasant temp, and a cool, gentle breeze!!! I HATED TO GO HOME!!!

I work today... :(

Have a happy day, buddies

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Message Posted: Jun 22, 2014 8:54:33 AM

Hi Brillo8 and buddies

Bril..Come anytime! Drive safely, my friend.

I'm getting things organized to rent for the summer. Glad I have a bigger vehicle to allow more efficiency in dragging my stuff home...LOL...the flowers, the fridge, my linens, my sewing tools, etc. All need to be attended to.

Have a super day, buddies

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Message Posted: Jun 22, 2014 8:47:11 AM

Hi Beach!

Thank you! I'd love to see that part of the country. And I'll bet your cottage is adorable. :-)

Linda and I are in Virginia Beach. We spent the weekend here. Headed back home this afternoon.

Have a great Sunday Beach!
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