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John25

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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2007 7:55:16 AM

org_elizard, from the Greensboro, has become a regular and almost achieved 500,000.

I think it's about time to give org_elizard a place to say hello to all GBs!
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2015 7:45:36 AM

Good morning, org,

I didn't enjoy the race b/c I don't watch them; only hubby does.

Rain for us supposedly on Wednesday. I think it would be fair to say that whatever weather we get, you'll get a day or so later.

We found out some not-so-good news this weekend: Alhana's step-daddy got another promotion (that's not the bad news), and that means when school's out at the end of May, they'll be moving again...even FARTHER south...to Jacksonville, Florida! We checked online and it's an almost-5-hour trip there from our house. Looks like we'll be seeing even less of her than we have been already. :(

It could be a long day for hubby and me today; he has a 'special' doctor's appointment today at 1 PM. The 'bad' part is...it's in a city (Newnan) about 60 miles west of where we live. Besides...we have never been there before (to the city OR the office), so we will be leaving a lot earlier to make sure we get there in plenty of time. I know, I know! Some people are saying something about using GPS. Well, we don't HAVE a GPS or a smart phone, so we just have to rely on a good ol'-fashioned map, which we were able to get from Google. Armed with the address and their telephone number, I am confident we'll make it there in plenty of time; probably in enough time, too, to stop somewhere and have lunch. I will also be taking my tablet with me, hoping they have free Wi-Fi. <crosses fingers>

Have a great day!
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2015 7:44:25 AM

Good Morning org,

This week, occupations.

Accountant - Someone who knows the cost of everything and the value of nothing.

Statistician - Someone who is good with numbers but lacks the personality to be an accountant.

Happy Monday!
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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2015 6:04:14 AM



On this date, in 1865, the worst steamship disaster in the history of the United States occurred when there was an explosion aboard the Sultana; more than 1,400 people were killed.

Welcome to this day, Silverhand and MidnightSun!

Silverhand, I enjoyed Pearls Before Swine from you Sunday Funnies, thank you!

MidnightSun, Sounds like you are prepared for some g00d eating this week!
Make this, a pleasant day!

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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2015 1:37:04 AM

Good morning org!

Spring arrives very slow, as do the geese, ducks and songbirds. Have a Big helping of lasagna for brekky. Begin the day in a special way!

Had a super day. Slept later than usual, GB was fast, and my rounds were finished early. Watched my fave TV Shows on Netflix. Also began to see a movie that will be finished another time.

The low was 35 w/more overcast, dampness and overcast. It sprinkled on and off during the day. Went out to the gardens and did some maintenance. Finished clearing leaves and last year's perished growth.

Rain arrived so a trip to Shaw's was done. Bought baby bella mushrooms that were on sale 8 oz for $1.49. The store ran out, so a rain check was issued that is good for one month.

The young women in front of me had a baby and an overfull shopping carriage. She turned to me and asked if her monopoly tickets were wanted. Asked the cashier how many are there? 21 she said. Told the customer it looks like two hours of work. She said that why she didn't want them.

Thoughts on the way home were of making lasagna. Had two 15 oz containers of Ricotta cheese in my fridge. Time to use one of them. Had one serving of ribs remaining that BBQ sauce, molasses, and a hint of maple syrup was added to veggie beans.

Added a half cup of water to the bottom of the crock pot, half the 28 oz can off Hunt's sauce, and a pinch of baking soda. This neutralizes acidity.

Made four layers of egg mixed w/Ricotta and cottage cheese, uncooked 98% fat free ground up pork loin sirloin, yellow and Vidalia onions, red and yellow peppers, spinach, and thick sliced baby bella mushrooms. Plus four diced up cloves of garlic.

Used a handful of 5 Italian shredded cheese mix to stick every together on each layer, top and bottom. Poured the rest of the sauce w/a 4 oz can off watered down paste on top of the finished works and slow cooked the lasagna on low for 5 hours.

The crock pot went in the fridge to cool off and solidify the works. Will have 6-8 Big meals this week. Still have some of the spiral ham. It is good wrapped in plastic for a month. Time for ham and eggs w/ homemade hash browns and evoo on toast in the morning.

The temp is 39° (4°C) with the high to be 50° (10°C).

Civil twilight is 5:11 AM EST. Night is 8:17 PM.

Sunrise: 5:43 AM. Set: 7:45 PM.

Length of day: 14h 02m. Length of visible light: 15h 05m. Tomorrow will be 2m 46s longer.

Have a pleasant day!

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Silverhand
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Message Posted: Apr 26, 2015 10:10:15 PM

Hello, org!

Sunday funnies:
For Better or For Worse
Pearls Before Swine
Pickles
Real Life Adventures

Have a great week!
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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Apr 26, 2015 7:04:01 PM



G00d Evening, TUrtLE1625, Claudie, Lighting10K and stlhawk!

TUrtLE, Thank you for 'Springtime is Blooming' enjoyed the flower; not so much the whimsical graphics.

Claudie, Rain is over with now until Wed and Thurs. L00k like Tuesday is mowing day, again!
Hope you enjoyed the race.

Lighting10K, Hope you can get of the doctor Merry-go-round s00n!

stlhawk, G00d Sunday to you!

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stlhawk
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Message Posted: Apr 26, 2015 3:22:00 PM

Happy Sunday org!
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Lighting10K
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Message Posted: Apr 26, 2015 1:59:15 PM

Good Afternoon Org elizard!!

Take your time on the rain gear.

I watch Baseball, Round ball and Hockey yesterday.
It was raining out yesterday.

Need to go to the Doctor for my yearly physical and see what going on.
I have to pick another Doctor with Kaiser. Won't be the first time.
I think these Doctor come and go. My last doctor had a baby. She lasted
1 1/2 years. My first Doctor lasted Ten years. I hope I'm not just a
number there. The office that I go to has one doctor is excepting new patients.
And she just started there this year. I like to find one that's been there a while.

Its a nice day out. Partly cloudy sky in the 70's.

Enjoy your Sunday while having fun in Life...............

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Claudie
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Message Posted: Apr 26, 2015 8:19:38 AM

Good morning, org,

It ended up raining pretty hard for just a coupla hours yesterday morning (we got about an inch), and then again just a little last night. No rain again until Wednesday.

No special plans for today. I'll finish up on whatever needs to be done here at the house, and hubby will watch the NASCAR race (at 1 PM) that was postponed from last night. :)

Have a great day!
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Apr 26, 2015 7:56:19 AM

Good Morning org,

Your Sunday movie is, Springtime is Blooming from Steve Politte.

The musical number, "Only Yesterday." is performed by BJ Moribtzer.

I hope you enjoy the slightly longer presentation with all the spring flowers as well as the whimsical graphics. There is no text.
Watch as much as you have time for.

May you be blessed on this final Sunday in April.
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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Apr 26, 2015 7:12:51 AM



On this date, in 1865, John Wilkes Booth, Lincoln’s assassin, was surrounded by federal troops in a barn in Virginia. He was shot and killed, either by the soldiers or by his own hand.

Welcome to Sunday, MidnightSun!
Spring just does not want to make a full impact in your area!
Lunch sounded delicious!
Rain thru the day, then tapering off this evening, with a high of 61°.
Make this, a splendid day!

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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Apr 26, 2015 1:32:03 AM

Good morning org!

Will get in Wed as a sunny day. Figure that this month is overcast, next month is to be sun. Please.

The temp was 30° (-1°C) once again yesterday morning. And with white precipitation. Daybreak saw more snow falling. It remains about an inch in depth. Somehow the lawn was snow free, yet the driveway and road had snow accumulate.

Melt water and the vernal springs each had a layer of ice on top. The daylilies and perennials continue to inch up. As do the crocus and daffodils. Checked up on the strawberries. All of them are growing well.

Had several feet of snow to blanket the flowers before the deep freeze set in in Jan and Feb. Our temps were 20 below zero (-29°C) for weeks on end. The winter low temp saw -32° (-35.5°) several mornings.

Took a drive to Shaw's in town to get some Vidalia onions on sale for 79¢ a lb, cod for $4.99 a lb, and sliced baby bella on sale 8 oz for $1.49. Did not drive to Whitefield to shop.

Returned home in a good looking snow storm that offered large chunks of snow flakes and little hwy buildup. Made some homemade thick crunchy tempura shrimp and broccoli along with veggie fried rice for a pleasing lunch.

A few of my fave TV series on Netflix, then it was time to post for the afternoon. The high of the day saw 37°F (3C°). Once again 10°F less that was forecast.

More overcast, rain, or snow in these mtns until Wednesday, where the sun may break through the clouds of the past ten days in a row.

The temp is 34° (1°C) with the high to be 54° (12°C).

Civil twilight is 5:13 AM EST. Night is 8:15 PM.

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

Length of day: 13h 59m. Length of visible light: 15h 01m. Tomorrow will be 2m 46s longer.

Have a splendid day!

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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2015 6:35:07 PM



G00d Evening, Claudie, Farful and stlhawk!

Claudie, Rain started here about 10 AM and is continuing thru the night with rain off and on all day tomorrow.
Hope you enjoyed your stay at home day!

Farful, Grass is loving this rain and reaching higher and higher!

stlhawk, G00d Saturday to you!

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stlhawk
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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2015 4:03:00 PM

Happy Saturday org!
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Farful
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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2015 1:32:19 PM

Good afternoon org_elizard and All!

Org, Great DNA discovery by Francis Crick and James Watson.
 
Rainy day in the neighborhood. It is a welcomed much needed rain though.
Lawn and flowers should love it.
 
Have a sensational Saturday!
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2015 7:51:51 AM

Good morning, org,

Raining. It started a little while ago (about 6) and is coming down pretty steady. It's not supposed to be an all-day affair, though; maybe just until noontime. It's enough, though, that our town's annual 'festival' was cancelled and rescheduled for next Saturday, and I am guessing that both Jake and Emma's soccer games will be cancelled, too.

This will be a good day to stay home. :)
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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2015 7:14:20 AM



On this date, in 1953, the Francis Crick and James Watson article describing the double helix of DNA is published in the magazine Nature.

Welcome to Saturday, MidnightSun!
G00d non-news about no warnings or advisories!
Sorry your shopping adventure was a bust!
Hope for some sunny days s00n!
Make this, a tremendous day!
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2015 1:53:33 AM

Good morning org!

More light snow this morning. Another inch. Last seen, our three Big Rivers are snow melt high, yet not flooding. Love to see on the weather net: "There are currently no warnings or advisories for this location." Excellent news!

Woke up to the chilly wee hours of the morning yesterday. The temp dropped to 30° (-1°C). Our rain turned to snow. By daybreak there was an inch of snow everywhere. The high for the day was only 33° (1C). Ten degrees less that was forecast.

Went to the weekly and special w/e sales of Shaws, our local supermarket chain owned by Albertson's and its parent corp Supervalu of Minn. Their fiscal year (ended 2/28/15) w/an Annual sales saw $17.7 billion.

How swell Supervalu executives repeatedly use the word “pleased” to describe the company's financial performance. Their retail prices remain the highest of any store. Only go there for the weekly & w/e loss leader sales.

Got in a fine 90 minute nap, played some StarCraft, a military science fiction real-time strategy video game. Then the idea of driving to Whitefield hit me. Wanted to buy 1 chicken breast at my pal's store, not 5 or 6 that are jammed into Shaw's family packs.

Had a pleasant drive down US Rt 3. The snowscape was truly picturesque. Arrived to discover the internet system by Fairpoint Comm was down in that entire town.

Only cash could be taken as payment. No cc's or debit cards. The ast mgr gave me a story of why they could not take my check for a $2 chicken breast. Had more than needed in the car. Passed on buying anything.

Did get to talk for 20 minutes to my friend the meat mgr. In fact he showed me around the non sales part of the store. He was there when the check was denied by the asst store mgr. Know my pal could read my mind.

Returned home empty handed and pan fired red and yellow bell peppers, yellow onions, the last of the thawed store made Hot Italian sausage and some ⅜" sliced crimini mushrooms.

Added a bit of water to two beaten eggs and began making some fried rice. Last added was two cloves of diced garlic. The fried rice came out great. Added a 12 oz can of beef gravy to the contents prepared and had a delicious lunch. Got to save a meal for another time.

Snow is ion the forecast for all day Saturday. Then more rain for two days. We may see some sun on Tuesday. Otherwise we are in another run of rain thru next w/e.

The temp is 30° (-1°C) with the high to be 48° (9°C).

Civil twilight is 5:15 AM EST. Night is 8:14 PM.

Sunrise: 5:46 AM. Set: 7:43 PM.

Length of day: 13h 56m. Length of visible light: 14h 59m. Tomorrow will be 2m 48s longer.

Have a tremendous day!

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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2015 9:03:33 PM



G00d Evening, Claudie, TUrtLE1625, Lighting10K, Farful and stlhawk!

Claudie, It seems like this has been the worst pollen season, to me!
Yea for the weekend!

TUrtLE, Tomatoes are water efficient!

Lighting10K, Ready for 20 degrees colder weather and rain thru the weekend!
Have not made a decision on the rain gear!

Farful, Ye are welcome!

stlhawk, G00d Friday to you!

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stlhawk
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2015 4:54:58 PM

Happy Friday org!
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Farful
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2015 9:40:01 AM

Good morning org_elizard and All!
 
Org, Thank you for sharing history about establishment of the Republic of Ireland.
 
TGIF!
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Lighting10K
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2015 9:01:52 AM

Good Morning Org elizard!!

Looks like another nice day to work outside. Low 70's.

Than over night the rain will drop in and stay on Saturday.

So did you ever get the fogger rain gear?

Enjoy your Friday while having fun in Life...........

[Edited by: Lighting10K at 4/24/2015 9:04:00 AM EST]
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2015 8:21:54 AM

Good Morning org,

How much water is used during the growing/production of a single orange?
13.8 gallons

How much water is used during the growing/production of a watermelon?
100 gallons

How much water is used during the growing/production of a tomato?
3 gallons

Have a Fantastic Friday!
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2015 7:24:08 AM

Good morning, org,

Thank goodness, our pollen 'season' is almost over! Tomorrow's predicted rain should help a lot, too! :)

I'll be staying home today, getting started on all those weekend 'things' that need to get done. :)

Have a great day!
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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2015 6:04:19 AM



On this date, in 1916, the Easter Rebellion begins in Dublin, Ireland. Although unsuccessful, the uprising was an important symbolic event leading to the establishment of the Republic of Ireland.

Welcome to Friday, Farful, pinkelefant, TCOROLLA and MidnightSun!

Farful, G00d Day!

pinkelefant, Rain is coming in !

TCOROLLA, Not all Friday's are g00d!

MidnightSun, Hope this is not a fl00d year!
I guess this snow is a little more than show?
make this, a delightful day!

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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2015 2:42:08 AM

Good morning org!

No longer answer the phone. Hurray the refund check early and w/ an extra $1.

Had a fabulous night of sleep well rested and had pleasant dreams while waking up. Hard to believe it was already Thursday. The week seemed to shoot right by.

First light saw a blanket of snow on the lawn. April in the mtns means snow at any time. Even a blizzard can be expected well into late May. One year saw a deep blizzard in June that killed everyone crops. It was the year of famine.

Drove down the CT River Hwy. Easily noticed the high water was less than 1 foot from flood stage. Last spring was a bad flood. Folks could only stay home til the flood waters receded about 10 days later. Most remain well stocked for the winter, spring floods, and the at times, deep mud season.

Bought a few items at the market. Cukes are 40¢ ea, red and yellow bell peppers $1.88 lb, celery $1.34, organic asparagus $1.98 a lb, avocados: 88¢ ea, broccoli crowns $1.38 lb, and Bartlett pears only 94¢ a lb.

They are expanding the store so even more produce can be stocked. The owner takes a drive to Boston and return w/a 53" ft long tractor trailer loaded w/fresh produce.

In 2½ days the store is sold out. By chance anything remaining get auctioned at 2 PM on Saturday. Some of this wek's prices can be found here: Click on 'See more'

Was down w/all my shopping in Littleton by 8:30. Took the pleasant drive on Rt 302 to the super WM store in Woodsville, NH. There 3 pairs of joggers were purchased.

Saw a red pair, a blue pair and a white pair, all w/ black trim. Bought all three pairs and a set of Dr Schools Active Insoles. The gal at the check out counter looked at me oddly buying three pairs. Told her I was stocking up for the summer.

Visited my pal who was formerly the ast mgr of Subway in Littleton. He now manages the Super Shoe in that town. Been months since talking to him. He thanked me for the visit.

Returned home in a snow storm that was beginning to look like a blizzard. The hwy accumulated slush and my speed was dropped to 40 mph to be safe.

Snow is falls gently and is expected right through tomorrow evening.

The temp is 30° (-1°C) with the high to be 45° (7°C).

Civil twilight is 5:16 AM EST. Night is 7:13 PM.

Sunrise: 5:47 AM. Set: 7:41 PM.

Length of day: 13h 53m. Length of visible light: 14h 56m. Tomorrow will be 2m 49s longer.

Have a delightful day!

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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2015 11:39:19 PM

Good evening org_elizard.
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pinkelefant
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2015 11:30:36 PM

Hi org! Glad your yard is done!
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Farful
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2015 8:48:32 PM

Good evening org_elizard!
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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2015 8:13:29 PM



G00d Evening, Claudie, TUrtLE1625, EBR and
stlhawk!

Claudie, Finished the yard this aftern00n!
G00d news about hubby and your day!

TUrtLE, The economics of water used verses product don't seem worth it!

EBR, G00d day!

stlhawk, G00d Eve to you!

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stlhawk
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2015 6:30:45 PM

Happy Friday Eve org!
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EBR
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2015 8:19:55 AM

Mornin', org!

And Happy ThirstDay!
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2015 8:18:24 AM

Good Morning org,

Water facts continue...related to food.

How much water must a dairy cow drink to produce one gallon of milk?
4 gallons

How much water is used during the growing/production of a
chicken?
400 gallons

How much water is used during the growing/production of almonds?
12 gallons

Happy Thursday!
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2015 7:38:37 AM

Good morning, org,

You only got part of your yard done? Will you finish the rest today?

It was a good visit to the doctor for hubby yesterday, time-wise and information-wise. Go back in a year. :)

I'll be going to the grocery store in a little while; I also have a coupla other stops to make on the way home, so it shouldn't be too busy a morning. :)

Have a great day!
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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2015 6:06:36 AM



On this date, in 1969, Sirhan Sirhan was sentenced to death (later reduced to a life sentence) for the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy.

Welcome to Thursday, MidnightSun! NO, we don't answer those calls and they don't leave any messages!
Glad to hear things are not as the squirrelly as before.
What a nice surprise about the propane refund check showing up early!
Make this, a fantastic day!

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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2015 3:11:10 AM

Good morning org!

Have you rec'd the phone call where you have won the three day vacay? Just send them the taxes on it. Then there was the women who called claiming to be from the Sheriffs Dept. Tripped her up pretty durn fast. Any good ones that you can share?

Have not heard a peep from the squirrel that formally resided in my attic. Seems to be two weeks since spreading a box of fresh moth balls in the attic. The net info pages also suggest loud radio music/talk shows and flashing lights to annoy them so they will leave. Glad the varmint is gone w/o incident.

Completely enjoyed a Big StarCraft battle with 2 army's of each of the three races. Was a Zerg battling the Terrans and Protoss as three of the four armies ganged up on me and one army battled the attack the base camps of another. It shall be a decade of fun easily worth the $5 spent to buy a used StarCraft II DVD in excellent condition on Ebay during the beginning of winter.

The rain stopped at 9 AM. Then the sun broke thru 30 minutes later. Put on my shorts to go out and work in the gardens. Began to make a sweep pulling out grass, dead leaves and last year's stems.

Maybe finished 25% which is four of the six areas. Also began to rip out live and dead wild blueberry routes in an area separating the lawn from the forest. Sprayed Othro Weed Be Gone last June. Results were seen in a week. Pulling out the roots to ensure they do not made a big come back one year later.

Want to walk into forest w/o a barrier of thorns to rip my legs and clothes. Love the successful results of the two wildflower areas that were worked on for a month last June May continue the perennial wildflowers in two more areas. Have a two month head start on the project, if decided on, already.

Would have to hand till the areas w/a pitchfork, rid the roots, and haul out the rocks and boulders. Then rake and level the areas. The wild flower seed was under $8 online at the WM site last year. It is back breaking work. Even if one was 20 y/o. Worked outdoors for 3 hours.

Drove out of my muddy driveway. Between the snow melt, vernal springs from up the mtn, and the nearly steady rain for days, the Dart sank a few inches in the muddy mess. Will need extra stone to add to the driveway. The time has come to stop the mud. Will ask my neighbor to the north if he could spread stone w/his tractor.

Went to OSJL in Northumberland, NH, bought 4 cans of black olives 6 oz for $1, then bought another pair of shorts that were bought last week for $10. Like the style, color, and fit. Learned y/a to buy several outfits that are liked. One wears away and there is another new one to take its place.

Stopped at Shaw's and bought an 8 oz solid bar of feta cheese for just $3.99. Not like Shaw's to have a low price on an item that is not not sale. Passed on buying another pkg of southern style pork ribs during their weekly sale for only $1.29 a lb. May buy them when in Littleton at Papa's Mkt later.

Picked up my mail at the P.O. To my surprise was a refund check waiting. Opened it to discover the main office of the Propane Co added an extra $1 to the refund. Have to wonder if my complaining paid off w/a wee bit of a bonus and it was also mailed fast.

Off to buy some produce at Big Papa's then stop and shop at a few other stores in Littleton.

More rain falls. Snow depth is saying bye, bye.

The temp is 33° (-.5°C) with the high to be 49° (9°C).

Civil twilight is 5:18 AM EST. Night is 8:11 PM.

Sunrise: 5:49 AM. Set: 7:40 PM.

Length of day: 13h 51m. Length of visible light: 14h 53m. Tomorrow will be 2m 50s longer.

Have a fantastic day!

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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2015 7:57:54 PM



G00d Earth Day, Claudie, TUrtLE1625 and stlhawk!Claudie, I just finished part of my yard this aftern00n!
Hoping the hubby's 'results' appointment results were better than expected!

TUrtLE, Yea for John McConnell, the pioneer of Earth Day and UN for International Mother Earth Day!

stlhawk, G00d Earth Evening!

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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2015 1:18:52 PM

Happy Wednesday org!
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2015 7:51:31 AM

Good Morning org,
I would say it all depends on how you hand wash. No idea where they came up with their stats.

Today is National Earth Day!

Each year on April 22, it is National Earth Day. This annual day is held to demonstrate support for environmental protection.

John McConnell pioneered the name and concept of Earth Day in 1969 at a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco.

In 2009, the April 22 date was designated as International Mother Earth Day by a consensus resolution adopted by the United Nations. The Earth Day Network now globally coordinates Earth Day and it is annually celebrated in more than 192 countries.

Turtles around the world are doing their part. Won't you join them?

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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2015 7:16:38 AM

Good morning, org,

Happy Earth Day!

Hooray! The yard got mowed! The grass/weeds sure were getting tall!

No Krogering for me today! I'm going with hubby to a 'results' appointment this morning. He had a CT Scan done last week and today we'll get the results from the doctor (it's related to the surgery he had 2 years ago). On the way back home, we'll stop in and see Mom; finally, maybe, just maybe, we'll stop somewhere and have a late breakfast/early lunch. :)

Thank goodness for another sunny, dry day!

Have a great day!
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2015 5:59:15 AM


On this date, in 1864, Congress authorized the inscription "In God We Trust" on coins minted as U.S. currency.

Happy Hard Drive, 10k and MidnightSun!

10k! Yes they are!

MidnightSun, We seem to receive more phone solicitations this time of year!
Quiet days are g00d days!
Make this, a fabulous day!

[Edited by: org_elizard at 4/22/2015 6:03:33 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2015 1:16:40 AM

Good morning org!

Must be the cat's meow to be part of the Boston Marathon participants or in the crowd. Rain throughout did not hamper the event.

Had rec'd a phone call that my Caller ID read it was a non profit org. Did not answer and no one left a message. Did a search for the telephone number and all the sites seen told of this non-profit that was actually a telemarketing company hiding behind a 501(c)(3) biz registration. So then voila, a new scam arrives.

It rained on and off and when it seemed to stop mist, both light and heavy fell. Did manage to remove the humus and manure bags and the Miracle Grow soil enhanced w/ nutrients from the Dart. Still love the 40 lb bags on sale for 5/$10. Looked up the price on Lowe's website and the sale price has been removed.

Cut the ham bone from the spiral ham and added the bone into a 2 qt pot. Simmered the bone for an hour, Scraped the bone clean of all the meat stuck to it. Added basil, parsley, Mrs Dash, a touch of paprika, added diced carrots, then egg noodles, onions, garlic, then some spinach at the last minutes. Had a low calorie healthy lunch. My first ham bone veggie soup was excellent.

Back outdoors looking at the minor damage the moles did this year. They made very few tunnels throwing their usual soil in clumps on top of the lawn. This is a mole's feeding tunnels, complete w/soil and needing 1 month or more to grew the grass back.

It was a quiet day in the forest. Did not even watch Netflix. Did play some hours of StarCraft. In one battle, the opponent attacked faster than my men could be created. Began wiping me out by destroying my base. It took 30 minutes just to neutralize that. Then eventually it was my turn to wreak havoc.

Rain is in the forecast every day this week thru next Monday. Have a few towels ready if by chance the squirrel hole leaks before a chance to fix it. over the w.e it was discovered the extension ladders were still frozen solid in ice and snow on racks up against the house. Am in no hurray to repair the hole in the roof and re-shingle that spot.

In the northern East Coast the ISS orbits by 8:16 PM tonigh. Even a better sight over mid North America. Last night of the ISS for a while. One can see the ISS w/the naked eye (even w/city lights at night). It is the brighest object in the night sky. Only the Moon is brighter. See all the satellites in your area.

The temp is 30° (-1°C) with the high to be 52° (11°C). Rain sees a 70 - to 90% chance all week.

Civil twilight is 5:20 AM EST. Night is 8:10 PM.

Sunrise: 5:51 AM. Set: 7:39 PM.

Length of day: 13h 48m. Length of visible light: 14h 50m. Tomorrow will be 2m 51s longer.

Have a fabulous day!

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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2015 12:44:41 AM

woohoo-the Dukies have a point guard for next season..

things are looking better ; )
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2015 7:37:03 PM



G00d Evening, Claudie, TUrtLE1625, Farful and stlhawk!

Claudie, Still t00 much!
G00d decision on mowing today!

TUrtLE, Sneaky or too fast!
So hand washing is no better than a dishwasher? Honey, I have pr00f of what I have been telling you!

Farful, I hope the f00d was 50% less calories, t00!!

stlhawk, G00d Tuesday Evening!

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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2015 4:46:08 PM

Happy Tuesday org!
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2015 10:46:47 AM

Good morning org_elizard and All!
 
Org, Interesting history about "Red Baron". Thank you for sharing.
 
Having lunch today at Calypso's Buffet. Casino sent me some coupons for 50% off.
 
Enjoy a TUrtLEifIC TERriFIC TUesDAY!
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2015 8:24:09 AM

Good Morning org,
Are you calling me sneaky? :-)))))

Water Facts Continue:

How long can a person live without food?
More than a month

How long can a person live without water?
Approximately one week, depending upon conditions

How much water drops with an inch of rain?
One inch of inch of rainfall drops 7,000 gallons

How much water is used on the average for an automatic dishwasher?
9-12 gallons

On the average, how much is used to hand wash dishes?
9-20 gallons

Happy Tuesday!
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2015 7:23:34 AM

Good morning, org,

Noooooo! Not 8" of rain! 6" in 8 days!

An ark? Yeah, was seriously thinking about it, but I don't have to decide about that now.

Well! It looks like we're getting our yard taken care of this morning! The yard guy is trying to play catch-up from last week; he called last night and wanted to know if it would be alright to come today, and I said, sure; I'll be leaving about 9:10, though, to take Mom to WM, but hubby would be home. He DID offer to come next Monday instead, but I told him that the grass was getting pretty tall now, and by Monday it would be REALLY tall! So this morning it is! :)

Have a great day!
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2015 6:05:00 AM



On this date, in 1918, Baron Manfred von Richthofen, the notorious World War I German flying ace known as the "Red Baron," was killed in action today.

Welcome to Tuesday, stlhawk and MidnightSun!

stlhawk, G00d Morning!

MidnightSun, Nice to have a win on Patriots Day!
Glad the Boston Marathon was so successful!
Make this, a wonderful day!
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2015 1:38:23 AM

Good morning org!

All teams Love to beat the Y's, who remain in last place. Lots of crying in NY. Hummers arrive soon after the crocosmia flower. They like the nectar. Both are fabulous looking to me.

Lost power at 5:02 PM yesterday. The wind swayed the trees amazingly being 34 mph (54 km/h). Stayed up for an hour,. which seemed like three, then went to slept. The utility co left a message at 7:15 saying the power has been restored. Woke at 12:30 this morning.

It was a Happy Patriots' Day to our New England and Wisconsin friends who celebrated the opening salvo of The American Revolution which began on April 19, 1775 with the Battles of Lexington and Concord, MA. It is celebrated on the third Monday of April.

The 119th Boston Marathon went w/o a hitch. Rebekah Gregory lost a leg in the 2013 marathon bombings. She ran the race in a prosthetic. Her brave story.

Lelisa Desisa, of Ethiopia, crossed the finish line to win the Boston Marathon in 2 hours 9 minutes and 17 seconds. His 2nd win. The marathon begins in Hopkinton MA w/the finish line near Copley Sq Boston, 26.2 miles later.

2. Yemane Adhane Tsegay 2:09:48
3. Wilson Chebet 2:10:22
4. Bernard Kipyego 2:10:47

Kenya's Caroline Rotich captured the women’s crown in 2:24:55. It was hotly contested w/ the runner ups just seconds behind.
2. Mare Dibaba 2:24:59
3. Buzunesh Deba 2:25:09
4. Desiree Linden 2:25:39

Security was noticeably tight. A uniformed police officer stood every 200' in their lime yellow rain jackets.

There is of course many police officers under cover. The only incidents were rain, wind, and chill. Over 20,000 participated w/ well over 1,000,000 spectators lining the route.

Millions watched on live TV. Here are the marathon stats by the numbers (i.e, Prize money: $830,500, 28,200 bananas, gallons of water needed, fruit cups eaten, and etc.)

The only MLB ballgame on Patriots' Day at 11:05 in the morning saw the Orioles fall 7-1. Much of it was caused by their own doing. Fenway Park opened on April 20th 1912. It is their 103rd Anniversary and remains the oldest park in MLB.

After a rainy Patriots' Day with the Boston Marathon and home team Red Sox ball game, it is now official w/the return of the geese and ducks: Spring has arrived.

Made my version of Pasta Mona Lisa. Boiled farfalle, onions, sausage, bacon squares, carrots, broccoli, cubed red peppers, and large black olives cut in half.

Drain the sausage and let a few paper towels absorb any grease. Then top this treasure masterpiece w/ briefly cooked dices garlic in evoo and 5 Italian cheeses melted on top. Fresh loves added onto the cheese melting makes this a masterpiece.

After a rainy and most windy Patriots' Day with the Boston Marathon and home team Red Sox ball game, it is now official, w/the return of the geese and ducks: Spring has arrived.

In the northern East Coast the ISS orbits by 8:16 PM tonight. One can see the ISS w/the naked eye (even w/city lights at night). It is the brighest object in the night sky. Only the Moon is brighter. See all the satellites in your area.

The temp is 44° (7°C) with the high to be 54° (12°C). Rain sees a 70 - to 90% chance all week.

Civil twilight is 5:21 AM EST. Night is 8:09 PM.

Sunrise: 5:52 AM. Set: 7:38 PM.

Length of day: 13h 45m. Length of visible light: 14h 47m. Tomorrow will be 2m 52s longer.

Have a wonderful day!

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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2015 7:44:23 PM

Happy Monday org!
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