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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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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 7:44:02 AM

Good Morning org,
That's right.

Today is National Lasagna Day.

Lasagna, a wide flat pasta, is possibly one of the oldest pasta’s that there and is also a dish made with this type of pasta in several layers interspersed with layers of various ingredients and sauces.

* The origin of lasagna is debated with varying theories.

* Originally the word “lasagna” referred to the pot in which the dish was cooked rather than the food itself as it does today.

* Lasagna was featured in a 14th century England cookbook.

* Cartoon character Garfield’s favorite food is
lasagna.

Happy National Lasagna Day!
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 7:34:06 AM

Good morning, org,

Aaahhh! Such a gorgeous morning already here! I can tell the sun's going to be out, but the best part is that the temp is 67° and the dew point is only 60°. It feels WONDERFUL! Already have all the doors open! The high today is supposed to be in the low-to-mid-80s. Another touch of Autumn in the middle of summer! :)

The yard guy came about 8 yesterday morning, so I was able to get out at a good time afterwards and get those errands done....before noontime even! :)

August 29th is when school starts there?

I'll be taking Mom to the doctor's office this morning; it's already been a month (thank goodness), so it's time to get her blood checked again. Oh, man! Hoping for a good protime/INR reading! After that, I will take her to WM for her weekly shopping. Then it'll be on to home for me. Maybe even get some afternoon porch time. :)

Have a great day!
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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 7:20:04 AM



On this date, in 1890, artist Vincent van Gogh died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Auvers, France.

Welcome to Tuesday, MidnightSun and EXPAPERMAKER!

MidnightSun, Glad you enough my responses!
You brought "pkg of the three fish cakes with potato as a filler........ .......... it was also fully cooked in the cold case." I never heard of using a cold case to c00k, but I guess it is possible1 ;^)
Still hot an sticky here, with cooling trend for the next few days!
Make it a wonderful day!

EXPAPERMAKER,

61°F
FEELS LIKE 61°
81°
HIGH
60°
LOW



[Edited by: org_elizard at 7/29/2014 7:20:20 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 5:14:12 AM

Good Morning org!

46° here this AM...low 70's today they say.

Have A Great Day!
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 1:44:07 AM

Good morning org!

"Berry good!" Loved your reply! The reenactment sure beats painting a house. Have never seen a tomato cage blow over, let alone all of them. Prolly not strong enough winds. Pick 'em up and set 'em back in place.

Had very light, yet steady rain in the wee hours yesterday morning. At 8:15 AM the moderate rain arrived. Soon after the t-boomers started. Closed up and saved my work, shut the computer down, then unplugged the electricity to the pc and the modem. Also disconnected the phone line from the modem.

Decided to head back to Whitefield. Wanted to see if all my medical records were send from the former clinic. Had asked two weeks ago for some previous years lab results. They were waiting for me at the reception desk.

Stopped at that town's Subway for a breaky combo. $3 for a white egg, bacon (or ham) cheese and all the veggies. A 16 oz coffee is included. While inside the sky opened up and quarter dollar sized rain drops bounced off the pavement.

A wave of water poured down the paved road nearby. Could see a brook two inches deep flowing. Vehicles slowed down. Think the drivers all were worried about slipped down that road.

Visited my pal the meat mgr.When he came out of the meat cutting room He was asked by me, "How's your osmolarity?" He looked, squinted, and said How's my what?

Explained osmolarity is used to determine certain medical conditions, like the dissolved particles in urine. Read that on my newly rec'd Lab results and wanted to have fun.

Bought another pkg of the three fish cakes with potato as a filler. Liked it and it was also fully cooked in the cold case.The price was exceptionally low.

This store has fabulous low meat and fish prices, in general. Compared to our high priced Shaw's.

It rained steady mostly moderate from 8:15 until 2 PM. Then it rained lightly, finally stopping at 2:30. We rec'd 1.72 yesterday and so far 4.54" for the month. The sky became bright, saw blue patches, then the sun returned. Mostly cloudy this morning, then becoming partly sunny.

Civil twilight is 4:56 AM EDT. Night is 8:48 PM.

Sunrise: 5:29 AM. Set: 8:15 PM.

Length of day: 14h 45m. Length of visible light: 15h 52m. Tomorrow will be 2m 16s shorter.

The temp is 57° (14°C) with the high to be 70° (21°C) in partly cloudy skies.

Have a wonderful day!

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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 9:35:14 PM



G00d Evening, Claudie and TUrtLE1625!

Claudie, Not g00d, but is is Summer in the South!
Yeah, must be tough going to sch00l this early ................. hey wait.... now you go me thinking about Aug 29th!

TUrtLE, Washed vehicle on Friday; that's the weekend, right!
Thanks for the wax!

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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 8:12:26 AM

Good Morning org,
LOL, I didn't think about that, but you're right.

Did anyone wash their vehicle this weekend?

Maybe it was time to power wash your home. Did anyone do that?

It was warm here so this is how I took advantage of it.

I have something to give each of you. You know that when you get a new vehicle and I am aware of it I leave you a bottle of my special TUrtLE Wax. In case you've used it up, I have a bottle of TUrtLE Wax for each of you.

Have a Marvelous Monday!
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 7:55:37 AM

Good morning, org,

Ugh! It's is muggy this morning! 77° already and a dew point of 71°! Like I said, UGH!

Son and I got to see Alhana for about 30 minutes today (we had to meet them at a park in the next town, though); she and her family were on their way back home from her other grandparents' house to their home in the Savannah area. That was the first time we've seen her since the end of May. Sure hope it's not too long before I get to see her again. :(

Today is a Monday that the yard guy comes. I let him know he could come earlier, if he wanted to, since it was going to be another hot day; I'm guessing he might get here between 8 and 8:30. Good for me, too, b/c I have several short errands I need to take care of as soon as he leaves(can't work them in somewhere else).

Today is also the day that Daughter goes back to work (she's a teacher in the county I live in); all this week is what's called 'pre-planning' with 'open houses' being on Thursday. School starts for the kids next Monday. :)

Have a great day!
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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 7:15:35 AM



On this date, in 1540, King Henry VIII of England's chief minister, Thomas Cromwell, was executed and Henry married his fifth wife, Catherine Howard.

Welcome to this day, MidnightSun and EXPAPERMAKER!

MidnightSun, Getting the fruit before the birds; berry g00d!
The things some do to make a buck; g00d for you though!
Storm came thru here last night, with the wind and rain, all the tomato cages were blown over!
Make it a pleasant day!

EXPAPERMAKER,

67°F
FEELS LIKE 67°
87°
HIGH
63°

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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 5:13:40 AM

Good Morning org!

58° here this AM...mid 70's today they say.

Have A Great Day!
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 1:53:04 AM

Good morning org!

Could never nap until about 5 y/a. Keep trying. It is good to relax. Extra rest is so excellent. Returned to get more photos of the troops and their encampment. The lieutenant was reading the Bible and engaged in prayers and worship.

Went out early yesterday morning to harvest strawberries and some blueberries. Have enough for about two meals. Probably will be the fruit in 1% milk and with cereal. Got the berries before the birds did.

Checked out all the plants, flowers and the wildflower areas. All is growing well w/o slugs or rabbits having a free buffet. Covered the 1 lb cottage cheese containers the ammonia and my scent is in.

This is working well. The third day w/o the annual flowers being eaten by rabbits. Also read a 3 ft piece of a used garden hose as a fake snake is another good rabbit deterrent. Hope to find a used hose at the transfer station sometime soon.

Drove to visit my pal the meat mgr at Mac's Market in Whitefield. Haven't seen him in a few weeks. Bought some Shooner 2.5" fish cakes made of three types of fish and potato as a filler. No MSG on the label and a swell $1.99 a pound.

Asked he how Shaws can sell Split boneless chicken breast and bone in pork sirloin cutlets for $1.49 a lb for both this week. He said his cost is $1.60.

Then Shaw's is truly selling both as a loss leader, hoping other products are bought while its customers are in the store. Stopped in Shaws to buy a pkg of of the split chicken breasts.

Looking forward to cooking them in the crock pot soon w/lots of veggies. Stopped at the Main St field where the Civil War re enactment soldiers spent the night in their tents. Will have photos to share in a day or so.

Had a nice big healthy spinach, green leaf lettuce salad, along w/many different veggies w/chunks of ham and cheese along w/ two of the fish patties. They are about the thickness and size of a wide mouth Nalgene bottle. No chemicals in them that made me want to eat more.

Had two hours of rain late morning. Forecast is for scattered thunderstorms during the night into late morning. Nothing arrived as this was typed.

Listened to the home team play the Seattle Mariners w/the windows and doors open in a fabulous 71° (21°C) w/a 3-12 mph (4-19 kmph) breeze. Nice to avoid the other half of the lawn that needs to be mowed due to it being soaked.

Civil twilight is 4:54 AM EDT. Night is 8:49 PM.

Sunrise: 5:28 AM. Set: 8:16 PM.

Length of day: 14h 47m. Length of visible light: 15h 55m. Tomorrow will be 2m 14s shorter.

The temp is 59° (15°C) with the high to be 72° (22°C) in partly cloudy skies.

Have a pleasant day!

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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 8:29:30 PM



G00d Evening, TUrtLE1625, Claudie and Silverhand!

TUrtLE, Such a blessing; and to think it was from an insurance company!

Claudie, For yesterday .....8^)
I am sure you treasured you time with Alhana, no matter how short it was!

Silverhand, Pickles does it again!

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Silverhand
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 7:00:18 PM

Hello, org!

Sunday funnies:
For Better or For Worse
Pickles
Pearls Before Swine
Grand Avenue

Have a great week!
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 8:37:08 AM

Good morning, org,

Things went just fine and dandy yesterday!

First I met my brother, his wife, their 2 daughters, and their grandson at Mom's about 11:30. We all hung around there for a while; my brother did some things to Mom's computer and her TV set-up, while the rest of us talked; he also gave me the web camera and the set-up disk. We ended up going to lunch at a place across from the ALF, an Italian restaurant called The Italian Oven. GREAT place to eat, for sure!

After lunch, I came home and my brother took Mom back home. I'm guessing that he stayed for a short time and then he went home, too.

Once I got home, Son set up Skype for me on this computer, and now that's all taken care of! It works b/c we did a practice test with his phone and Skype account. We sent Alhana's mother a request, and we're just waiting for that now.

I don't plan on going anywhere today, but ya never know. :)

What we ARE planning on is hopefully seeing Alhana, even for a very, very short period of time. She and the rest of her family have been to visit her mother's parents for this weekend (about 45 minutes north of us), and they're supposed to stop and see us on their way back home (not much time, I guess, but what can I say?). We don't really even know what time they'll be coming through. I surely hope this doesn't fall through; we All want/need to see her, esp. Son.

Other than that, I'll probably just finish up what I haven't finished from the past 2 days. :)

Have a great Sunday!
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 8:12:34 AM

Good Morning org,

You all know about Random Acts of Kindness. That's what comes to mind as I viewed today's movie. It comes from the website entitled, Thaigoodstories.com - Believe in good.
The video starts right in without an introduction so be ready.

May your day be blessed!
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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 7:25:48 AM



On this date, in 1940, Billboard magazine published its first singles record chart (for the week of July 20).

Welcome to Sunday, MidnightSun and EXPAPERMAKER!

MidnightSun, For some reason, I am not able to nap!
Nice variety of happens for you yesterday!
I like going to reenactments, both Revolutionary and Civil War!
Make it a splendid day!

EXPAPERMAKER, 70°F
FEELS LIKE 72°
93°
HIGH
72°
LOW

Be at peace today!

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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 6:02:07 AM

Good Morning org!

60° & foggy here this AM...mid 80's today they say.

Have A Peaceful Sunday!
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 2:26:56 AM

Good morning org!

Perhaps you can take a nap today. It is good to get that extra rest. In fact it is tremendous.

Completed the last of the forms from TIAA CREF. Am thinking the paperwork is finally completed, ending of this book, the final page is completed.

Went out to see a rabbit running away from my tomato plants. Rabbits are not fond on tomatoes, yet if they are hungry they will eat anything green. Or at least taste test it.

The containers of ammonia and my scent around the annuals, perennials, and wildflowers are working great. No nibbing or plant loss is seen. Like this method, except in rainy weather. Read mothballs work also and the rain does not dissolve them.

Watered all the plants, flowers, new lawn and wildflowers. Saw the newest wildflower seeds are germinating fabulously. At 10AM jumped into the Dart and took a drive to downtown Lancaster.

Mailed the letter to TIAA CREF, then saw the downtown Street Fair was beginning. Parked in the motel lot beside the P.O. Took my camera and saw the field across the St on US Rt3 had 100's of people.

It was a Civil War reenactment of 2 dozen men w/genuine uniforms, muskets, and cannons. Tents of the era were set up as well as the style of cooking pots and pans on several fires.

The drums beat, the lieutenant shouted, "Fire!" Muskets filled the air with smoke. The order "Fire at will," was commanded. There were two 3" (76.2 mm) cannons. None were fired.

The Main St was jammed with vehicles, in fact it was the first time seeing stop and go traffic. Vendors lined both sides with their merchandise along with booths selling fried dough to lobster rolls.

Our visitor's Center held the antique, muscle, and classic car show. 100's, if not a thousand folks were enjoying the fabulous 73° (23°C) sunshine in nearly clear skies.

One fellow had a giant pure black and shiny Newfoundlander that was handsome. There was a civilian owned Army store that sold equipment, rations, and supplies that would follow the troops.

A pair of leather Army boots just below the knee were $15 in those days. A private in 1860 was paid $13 a month. It was raised in June 1864, when soldiers rec'd $16 a month.Civil twilight is 4:53 AM EDT. Night is 8:51 PM.

Sunrise: 5:27 AM. Set: 8:17 PM.

Length of day: 14h 49m. Length of visible light: 15h 57m. Tomorrow will be 2m 12s shorter.

The temp is 60° (15°C) with the high to be 74° (23°C) in partly cloudy skies.

Have a splendid day!

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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2014 9:17:12 PM



G00d Evening, Claudie and TCOROLLA!

Claudie, I trust your day of preparing for Alhana contact by getting a webcam via your brother and his family (which includes his daughter who is visiting from Baltimore....she's studying at John's Hopkins) went as planned!

TCOROLLA, Guten Nacht!
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2014 11:19:03 AM

Good morning org_elizard.
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2014 8:50:37 AM

Good morning, org,

German? Ja?

Yup, that link works. Thanks.

Boy, did yesterday's plans ever get changed in a hurry!

It ended up that Daughter, Jake, Emma, and I went school shoe shopping at the local outlet mall; we got done faster than I thought we would so I called up hubby and we all met him at a local food place and had lunch out. It was a great time out!

Today will not be a stay-at-home day. :)

First let me mention this (I think I mentioned it before)...at the end of May, Alhana and her family moved to the Savannah, GA area, which is about 4 hours away, and we have not been able to have any visits from her.

Anyway the other day, I saw Son talking to her on his phone, but he was using Skype (I got to talk to her, too, for a coupla minutes). Anyway, I thought, I wanted to see about setting up Skype on this computer. I was going to purchase a web cam, but found out that my brother has a good one that I can have. So that brings me to today!

He already had plans to go visit Mom today, so we decided that I should come, too, and get the camera! Not only will I get to see Mom today, but I'll be able to see my brother and his family (which includes his daughter who is visiting from Baltimore....she's studying at John's Hopkins) AND get the camera! Son said he'd help me get the whole thing set up and we should be ready to go. :)

Can't wait.

Have a great day!
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2014 7:27:44 AM



On this date, in 1947, President Harry S Truman signed the National Security Act, creating the Department of Defense, the National Security Council, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Welcome to Saturday, MidnightSun and EXPAPERMAKER!

MidnightSun, Today is s00n enough!
I am envious of you being able to take 90 minute naps!
Make today a tremendous day!

EXPAPERMAKER,

68°F
FEELS LIKE 69°
91°
HIGH
70°
LOW

Foggy this morning!

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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2014 6:07:34 AM

Good Morning org!

58° here this AM...low 80's today they say.

Have A Super Saturday!
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2014 2:59:14 AM

Good morning org!

Yes, half mowing. Passed on the other half yesterday. Should finish it today. Will continue w/the dental and med issues asap.

Saw the extremely powerful movie "Mississippi Burning" (1988) 128 min. A crime, drama, mystery, and deep southern Civil Rights issues of the '60's in rural Jessup County, Mississippi.

The FBI sends a couple of mismatched agents in to search for three civil rights activists. One agent (Gene Hackman) is 'old school', sly, and knows his enemies a little too well. The other (Willem Dafoe) is a naive Kennedy fire-eater, ready to bring the full force of the FBI and military down upon this small town's head.

These FBI agents investigate the murders of civil rights workers during the early 1960s seek to breach the conspiracy of silence in a small Mississippi town where segregation divides black and white... and the KKK rules.

Well-acted, compelling, great script. Fantastic message. 5/5 stars.

Returned to Big Papas Produce Mkt Bought two big red bell peppers for $1.25. Also bought two pineapples for $1.50 ea. Had them cored for a mere 50¢ more.

The owner had to return to the Boston Produce Center Late Thursday night. He nearly sold out of everything. This privately owned market continually gives all supermarkets a fabulous run for their money w/the freshest fruit, prices and low prices.

Bought Bone In pork sirloin chops during the start of Shaws weekly sale.

Not many can beat the $1.49 a lb in this area. Also bought a 1.5 lb container of fat free cottage cheese for $2 a lb. It goes great w/cold sliced pineapple.

Returned home to water all plants,flowers and newsprint covered the new seed. Used the small1 lb containers to fill up w/my scent around the wildflowers and the annuals to repellent the rabbits. Read that mothballs and cayenne pepper also work well.

Took a 90 minute nap over sitting in the sun. Had been up for over 11 hours and felt sleepy. Always feels super after a good sound nap. Will sit in the sun after this post.

Civil twilight is 4:52 AM EDT. Night is 8:52 PM.

Sunrise: 5:26 AM. Set: 8:18 PM.

Length of day: 14h 51m. Length of visible light: 16h 00m. Tomorrow will be 2m 10s shorter.

The temp is 54° (12°C) with the high to be 79° (26°C) in clear skies.

Have a tremendous day!

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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 9:42:31 PM



G00d Evening, TUrtLE1625, Claudie and EBR!

TUrtLE, I guess the blond showed him!

Claudie, What? You don't speak the German?
Try this link!

EBR, G00d Night!

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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 10:33:36 AM

Morn', org!
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 8:55:44 AM

Good morning, org,

Cannot see the link you posted yesterday for Aldi. Besides it was in another language, German maybe?

I got lots of things done yesterday, but I need to finish them up today. There'll be some unexpected family time coming on both Saturday and Sunday, so I need to get done today whatever I can. More on that this weekend. :)

Have a great day!
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 8:07:37 AM

Good Morning org,
Photo of begonias from Kim Carlson, posted on the County web site.

LOL

Continuing:
I have more blonde jokes that I will share, but there may be a brief hiatus.
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One day, while a blonde was out driving her car, she ran into a truck.
The truck's driver made her pull over into a parking lot and get out of the car.

He took a piece of chalk and drew a circle on the pavement. He told her to stand in the middle and not leave the circle.

Furious, he went over to her car and slashed the tires.

The blonde started laughing.

This made the man angrier so he smashed her windshield.

This time the blonde laughed even harder.

Livid, the man broke all her windows and keyed her car.

The blonde is now laughing hysterically, so the truck driver asks her what's so funny.

The blonde giggles and replies, "When you weren't looking, I stepped out of the circle three times!"

Have a Fantastic Friday!
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 7:14:39 AM



On this date, in 1956, the Italian liner Andrea Doria sank after colliding with the Swedish ship Stockholm off the New England coast, killing 51 people.

Welcome to the weekend, MidnightSun and EXPAPERMAKER!

MidnightSun, I see where you are coming from!
Nice day for half mowing!
Guess you will find out a plan of treatment for Supraventricular tachycardia in a week!
Sorry for the delays in oral and hip surgeries!
Make it a delightful day!

EXPAPERMAKER

67°F
FEELS LIKE 69°
84°
HIGH
67°
LOW

More rain today?



[Edited by: org_elizard at 7/25/2014 7:14:55 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 5:11:26 AM

Good Morning org!

46° here this AM...upper 70's today they say.

Have A Great Day!
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 2:35:03 AM

Good morning!

Am done with the main event on my property. May look at the 2 x 6' hole next spring.Want to relax and enjoy the summer. Found the light shopping to be excellent.

Loved the low of 59° (15°C) Wednesday night. Had the windows open all night and the front door open part way. A ceiling fan in my bdrm cranked in the cool air from outdoors. Temp indoors dropping to 64° (18°C), perfect for my house plants.

Left early and took the fireroad the last half of the journey to Littleton. Bought were lemons 2/$1, limes 4/$1, giant heads of green lettuce $1.18 ea, avocados 98¢ ea, green bean $1.38 a lb, bing cherries $2.49 a lb, 40 cukes ¢ ea, and baby bella 10 oz for $2.25

Passed on grapes at $2.38 a lb. Mainly as lots are left over from last week. The bags are big at 2.5-3 lbs. Will only buy 1-1.5 lbs in the future.

Returned home to put the produce away. Then checked all the plants for damage from the t-storm the early evening before. No plants or even the flowers were damaged.

Mowed the lawn in the most pleasant conditions. Finished half of the 1.5 acres. Humidity was 48% w/the dew point a gentle 52° (11°C). In fact it was a superb day w/the high a pleasing 73° (23°C) and the wind 4-8 mph (6.5-13 kph).

Drove to the P.O.for the first time this week. In the mail was the requested Zio Heart Monitor results and a letter from my PCP dated 4 days ago. My heart randomly goes fast for brief intervals with a condition know as Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). Will talk to the doc about it during my appointment in 1 week. Not worried at all.

The oral surgery was cancelled as the anesthesiologist can not work next week. It was scheduled for Wedhe 30th at 8 AM. This will also delay my hip surgery for another month. Am disappointed in the continuing delay.

Civil twilight is 4:51 AM EDT. Night is 8:53 PM.

Sunrise: 5:25 AM. Set: 8:19 PM.

Length of day: 14h 54m. Length of visible light: 16h 02m. Tomorrow will be 2m 02s shorter.

The temp is 46° (16°C) with the high to be 78° (24°C) in clear skies.

Have a delightful day!

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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 7:41:44 PM



G00d Evening, Claudie and TUrtLE1625!

Claudie, Trying to stay positive! I think I will be alright ......
Not sure if this will work!

TUrtLE, Another great Sunset!
OMG! At least she did not have her friend with her; they may have been 600 miles away!



[Edited by: org_elizard at 7/24/2014 7:43:40 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 8:40:36 AM

Good Morning org,
End of the day photo taken by Dan Wollin.
Agreed!

Continuing:

An overweight blonde went to see her doctor for some advice. The doctor advised that she run ten miles a day for thirty days. This, he promised, would help her lose as many as twenty pounds. The blonde followed the doctor's advice, and, after thirty days, she was pleased to find that she had indeed lost the whole twenty pounds. She phoned the doctor and thanked him for the wonderful advice which produced such effective results. At the end of the conversation, however, she asked one last question: "How do I get home, since I am now 300 miles away?"

Have a Thankful Thursday!
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 8:30:06 AM

Good morning, org,

That must be frustrating not knowing if you ever have a job. :(

Aldi? I'll have to check and see if we have one around here.

Hubby's happy; while I was at the grocery store yesterday, I was able to get red grapes for 99¢/lb. We don't see that low a price very often or ever! I just might have to go back to Kroger on Monday or Tuesday and get some more blueberries and grapes (on sale) before the new sale week starts on Wednesday. :)

Have a great day!
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 7:10:35 AM



On this date, in 1847, Brigham Young and the first members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) arrived at the Great Salt Lake.

Welcome to Thursday, MidnightSun and EXPAPERMAKER!

MidnightSun, G00d deal!
Tough day out in the yard with the high temp, humidity and dew point!
Have a g00d day shopping for light! ;^)
Make it a fantastic day!

EXPAPERMAKER,

72°F
FEELS LIKE 74°
89°
HIGH
67°
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 5:18:52 AM

Good Morning org!

56° here this AM...low 80's today they say.

Have A Great Day!
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 2:45:45 AM

Good morning org!

Animals will learn to stay off my flowers, or else. The forest is surely different than other places. Using diet to control my pre-diabetes.

Went outdoors at 7:45 AM to dig up the final bare section where the former wild blackberries grew. Naturally with removing all roots, rocks and soil never loosened before, it was a job that took longer than expected.

The pitchfork did the heavy work, then the steel rake did the fine turning. Hand broadcast the wildflower seed, added some composted dry manure over the seed, then used the back side of the yard rake to wiggle soil over the seed.

Added some water to soak that area, newsprint was laid over, then the newspaper was drenched. Added some small roots to hold the print down. Saw the seed planted beside this area 2-3 days ago is germinating wonderfully. Went to the bare spot the grouse dug in the first wildflower area.

My liquid scent the day before did a fabulous job of keep it from returning. Scraped up that 18" circular area with the yard rake, seeded it, then also eased the soil over the seed. Watered, covered it, watered the print, then added some stones to prevent the wind from moving it.

Watered the remaining plants and new spots in the lawn. Sweat soaked my t-shirt and rolled down my back and head. Worked 2.5 hours in the gardens. By 10:15 the temp had climbed to 81°, the humidity was 69%, with the dew point a nasty 68°. The high of the day was 87°.

By 1 PM heavy rain and t-storms let loose some miles north of me. Lots of yellow and plenty of red on the radar map indicated a very severe storm. Cold air arrived north of me. Temp dropped to 66°.

The clouds made the sky very dark. Then the wind arrived. Had 2 hours of thunderstorms, no hail, with large raindrops the size of quarters late afternoon into the evening. No power outages in my area

Civil twilight is 4:50 AM EDT. Night is 8:54 PM.

Sunrise: 5:24 AM. Set: 8:20 PM.

Length of day: 14h 55m. Length of visible light: 16h 04m. Tomorrow will be 2m 3s shorter.

The temp is 62° (17°C) with the high to be 76° (24°C) in partly cloudy skies.

Off to the market to find deals and for some light shopping.

Have a fantastic day!

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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 8:19:12 PM



G00d Evening, Claudie and TUrtLE1625 !

Claudie, I will not know for sure that I have a job till August 1st or until the legislature has passed a budget! The Senate and the House are 'discussing' it.
Aldi has Blueberries for less than $2.00 all the time!

TUrtLE, Wow; what an eye opener!
I believe both the blonde and the brunette are going to have a rough landing!

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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 8:30:21 AM

Good Morning org,
Photo by Steve Power posted on the county web site.

Continuing:

A blonde and a brunette are skydiving.

The brunette jumps out the plane and pulls the cord -- nothing happens.

She pulls the emergency cord and still nothing.

The blonde finally jumps out of the plane and yells "Oh! So you wanna race, huh?"

Have a wild and wonderful Wednesday!

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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 7:58:06 AM

Good morning, org,

I see your reply to Farful about your job; do you know for sure that you have a job or you have a job, but just don't know your assignment?

I thought I made a really good buy at WM yesterday (when I took Mom). I found blueberries for $2.49/pint; that was less than I had bought any before. So then I go online last night to see the grocery store's weekly ad, and what do I see? Blueberries for $1.87/pint! Sheesh! I'll pick up some more anyway and see if Daughter wants some (I know she probably will b/c Emma LOVES blueberries!). Red grapes are also on sale for 99¢/lb and that's a great price, too!

I have several errands to run this morning, starting off with going back to WM to pick up a 'script for Mom (the doctor's office wasn't able to get it called in so we could pick it up, but, apparently now it's there and ready). After I go to her place, then I'll head back to the grocery store for my weekly shopping. Once I get back home, I might go to Daughter's house to visit for a short time. We'll see. :)

Have a great day!
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 7:26:29 AM



On this date, in 1914, Austria and Hungary issued an ultimatum to Serbia after the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand, precipitating World War I.

Happy Hard Drive, Farful, MidnightSun and EXPAPERMAKER!

Farful, August the first I will know of my assignment!

MidnightSun, You do live in a different area!
Animals beware, don't messed with our flowers!
Sounds like you know the path to follow for you diabetes! G00d job!
Make it a fabulous day!

EXPAPERMAKER,

Fog

68°F
FEELS LIKE 68°
91°
HIGH
71°

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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 5:08:57 AM

Good Morning org!

66° here this AM...low 80's today they say.

Happy Hard Drive!

Have A Great Day!
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 2:34:54 AM

Good morning org!

org, A 30 min wait is my cut off. Then it is a walkout and a new HCP. That happened one time only. Switched clinics and let them know why. Also announce my cut off time. Not many folks up here so the wait is minimal. Usually.

Went out at 8 AM yesterday to water all the plants, enjoy the sun rising over the forest, and the splendid new day. Near the road the smaller of the two patches of wildflowers had a 16" circle bared to the ground.

A grouse feather remained as evidence of what dug into the already soft hand tilled soil and spent the night.

Added some repellent to the area, reseeded it, watered the brushed in soil, covered it w/newsprint, and watered the soil. Will see if the deer and rabbit repellent along w/a human smell added to the ground will keep the pesky critter off my wildflowers.

Got ready for my 11 AM diabetes orientation visit and left right away north of Lancaster to the lovely Town Of Groveton. The Medical Center was real easy to find as it is two doors down from the Fire Station.

Was taken into the office minutes after may arrival, escorted to an exam room by a nurse which took my vitals. This day my pulse was 74 w/my BP at 139 over 78.

My weight was an entire 1 pound down from two weeks earlier. Now down 5 lbs since March. The Doc came in and introduced herself w/a smile. Again by her first name. Really like the friendliness.

Did let her talk for some minutes. When she began to explain the basics of carbs calories and sugar intake, she was stopped. Let her know the basic when well known and to get right into the nitty gritty of our meet.

She explained my pancreas is producing plenty of insulin yet my cells, all of the were rejecting this. Elaborated how my hip cartilage wore down to the bone and hiking, 40 miles (64 km) each week w/10-15,000 ft (3000- 4,800 km) of elevation each week had to stop.

Further explained my new thirst and desire for apple, blueberry, egg custard pie w/ice cream, and lemonade (sugar) along with my habit of bread, pasta, rice, and pizza (carbs).

She did a meal by meal in depth analysis of my typical meals for a week. She calculated that of the target of 200 grams of carbs ea day, my highest is 195 w/my lowest being 180 grams. That is how my weight has dropped nice and slow at 1 lb per month.

She was thrilled that my snacks are mainly avocados and grapes and my use of cinnamon (Decreases Blood Sugar, lowers LDL cholesterol) is substantial. The 10 benefits of cinnamon (a quick read list) has been known for over two thousand years.

In the summary of yesterday's visit the doc wrote: "Patient is quite knowledgeable in nutrition, had given up a lot of carbs, and sugar which is reflected in his 5 lb weight loss."

Know by lowering carbs and all sugar intake my weight will continue to see pounds lost. She gave a goal of losing 11 more lbs. In this manner no meds will be needed to control the borderlin diabeties. Happy to be healthy.

Civil twilight is 4:48 AM EDT. Night is 8:55 PM.

Sunrise: 5:23 AM. Set: 8:21 PM.

Length of day: 14h 58m. Length of visible light: 16h 07m. Tomorrow will be 2m 2s shorter.

The temp is 63° (17°C) with the high to be 86° (30°C). Rain is in the forecast for this afternoon along w/a t-banger.

"Thunderstorms may be severe with damaging winds...large hail...heavy rainfall and frequent lightning." -wunderground.com. Just like a real storm.

Have a fabulous day!

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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2014 11:48:35 PM

Good night org_elizard!
 
You about ready to renew your status at school?
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2014 8:40:11 PM



G00d Evening, Claudie and TUrtLE1625!

Claudie, She made them for the beach and had extras!
I hope Mom's week to WM, Thursday to a minor league baseball game and Friday to eat at a country-style eating place is going to go well!

TUrtLE, The blond gives a whole new meaning to the term trailer trash!
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2014 8:22:44 AM

Good morning org,
True, but it does reflect winter on the coast.

Continuing:

During late spring one year, a blonde was trying out her new boat. She was unable to have her boat perform, travel through water, or do any maneuvers whatsoever no matter how hard she tried.

After trying for over three days to make it work properly, she decided to seek help. She putted the boat over to the local marina in hopes that someone there could identify her problem.

Workers determined that everything from the engine to the outdrive was working perfectly on the topside of the boat. So, a puzzled marina employee jumped into the water to check underneath the boat for problems. Because he was laughing so hard, he came up choking on water and gasping for air. Under the boat, still strapped in place securely, was the trailer.

Enjoy a Terrific Tuesday!
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2014 7:48:06 AM

Good morning, org,

We got a little bit more rain close to midnight last night. I checked the rain gauge this morning and we got another 3-tenths-of-an-inch. Not too bad. :) Sheesh! We go for a coupla weeks without getting ANY at all and now we're getting a good amount every day! <shakes head>

What? You can't make your own mater sandwiches? <shakes head> Hubby's already had one and he cannot wait for another.

This is a busy going-out week for Mom (and the other residents of the ALF)...yesterday they went to a dollar store, today I'm taking her to WM, Thursday they're going to a minor league baseball game and Friday they're going out to eat at a country-style eating place. PLUS it's possible that my brother will be visiting her this weekend, and he usually takes her out to eat lunch somewhere also. And that doesn't even include any activities AT the ALF! Whew! She's going to need a rest! :)

Have a great day!
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2014 7:20:17 AM



On this date, in 1933, Wiley Post became the first person to fly solo around the world.

Welcome to Tuesday, MidnightSun and EXPAPERMAKER!

MidnightSun, G00d new on passing of exams and visit to the hospital! Sounds great as the late medical professional I visited, I waite a little over an hour in the waiting room and about 25 minutes in the exam r00m!
Your return home to the garden was great!
Make it a pleasant day!

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FEELS LIKE 72°
84°
HIGH
70°
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2014 5:12:53 AM

Good Morning org!

62° here this AM...low 90's today they say.

Have A Great Day!
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2014 2:34:52 AM

Good morning org!

Think this new rip rap weighs 1,000 lbs. Not sure it can be moved by one man, using primitive tools. Not a stone that can be bench pressed outta there.

Passed the exams w/flying colors. Maybe done w/them for a while.

The low was 50° (15°C) yesterday. The windows were open all night with the house cooling off to a lovely 66° by 8 AM. Spent 90 minutes doing the laundry. Had a 6 inch white egg and bacon w/jack cheese and a 12oz coffee for $3.27 inc tax while in Littleton.

Stopped at Olympic Sports to exchange a printed t-shirt of the reigning World Series champs. Seems the thread in the right underarm was not fully stitched. No problem to exchange it for another.

Headed to the Physician Offices at the Littleton Regional Hospital for my 10:30 appointment. This new and modern hospital with the latest healthcare equipment greatly expanded on the east side and had to have a road relocated 1,000 ft from its original location.

Went to the Eye care unit. It looks fabulous w/a waterfall in the lobby that was 24' tall. Five tiers the water falls. Plants surround the base of the 14' pond. A fantastic indoor display.

Lots of beautiful photography framed 16"x 24" on the walls. Love the North Country hospitality. Everyone smiles and introduces themselves by their first names.

Arrived before time and filled out the typical 3 page form, which is routine and expected. Waited all of 5 minutes before a female tech called me inside the exam room.

Lots of Q's were asked by the tech and by me. All the wonderful eye tests were performed. Then the dilation drops were inserted.Can tell this tech is well qualified. She pulls down the skin beneath the eye. the drops were aimed and a bullseye was accurate.

After the drops took effect the good OD (eye doc) came in smiling, shook my hand and introduced himself, also by his first name. He tested for glaucoma, then tested retina pressure and looked inside the retina w/a magnifying lens and strong lighting.

He said my retina is perfect and has no signs of any problems in the future. No glaucoma either. Said my vision has superimposed jagged bright spots know as ocular migraine. (A quick 49 sec video of it starting and it seen at the max)

Asked while here about and eye vision exam. He said it would be a false reading w/my retinas being dilated. The desk gave me an appointment in three weeks.

Also given to me was a Rollens wrap around sun glasses. With my retinas dilated to the max, the bright sun was intolerable. This simple device filters out the UV rays superbly. Sat in the sun reading for an hour.

Returned home to water the gardens, the new lawn repairs, and the new germinating wildflowers. All is growing exceptionally well. A fantastic sight and a super happy feeling.

Civil twilight is 4:47 AM EDT. Night is 8:56 PM.

Sunrise: 5:22 AM. Set: 8:22 PM.

Length of day: 15h 0m. Length of visible light: 16h 09m. Tomorrow will be 2m 0s shorter.

The temp is 56° (13°C) with the high to be 86° (30°C). Two more sunny days ahead.

An appointment w/a diabetic specialist at Weeks Memorial Hospital on dieting to lower glucose levels is at 11AM.

Have a pleasant day!

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