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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 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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Claudie
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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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org_elizard
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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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EXPAPERMAKER
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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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MidnightSun
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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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Farful
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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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org_elizard
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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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TUrtLE1625
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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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Claudie
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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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org_elizard
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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!

EXPAPERMAKER,69°F
FEELS LIKE 72°
84°
HIGH
70°
LOW

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EXPAPERMAKER
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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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MidnightSun
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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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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 8:09:13 PM



G00d Evening, Claudie and TUrtLE1625!

Claudie, Rain total for this past weekend was under 1". The rain seems to be splitting and going around our area, then reforming once it gets NE of us! Wife left me several premade mater sanwiches before she left for the beach!

TUrtLE, Video and TS; scary isn't it!
Dang, the blond must have been in a hurry to get back home!

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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 8:19:34 AM

Good Morning org,
The caption reads, "Blue Heron waiting for breakfast to swim by…"
Photo taken by Ken Gagne.

Oh my gosh, how appropriate, the thunder storm.

Blonde jokes this week.
I chose ones that I haven't heard.

Two blondes had driven across the country to see Disney World in Florida.

As they approached it and got onto the final stretch of highway, they saw a sign saying "Disney World Left!"

After thinking for a minute, the driver blonde said "Oh well!" and started driving back home.

Happy Monday!
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 7:58:22 AM

Good morning, org,

It pretty much rained most of the day yesterday (just like Saturday). We ended up getting about another inch, and that makes the total about 2½ inches for Saturday and Sunday. Wow! Everything's so wet! Good thing this wasn't the scheduled Monday for the yard guy to come; we'd definitely have to reschedule!

Hubby's already had one tomato sandwich this year, and cannot wait for the other big tomatoes to get ripe!

Did you know that yesterday was the 45th anniversary of man first walking on the moon? I sure remember watching the TV with my family when Neil Armstrong got out and and took those first steps!

Well, I'm going back out and about today! Looks like any rain is supposed to be for this afternoon, so I should stay dry. I've got an appointment at the nail salon and then a coupla places to stop on the way home. It should be an good morning out. :)

Have a great day!
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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 7:32:38 AM


On this date, in 1925, in the "Monkey Trial," John T. Scopes was found guilty of violating Tennessee state law by teaching evolution.

Welcome to this day, MidnightSun and EXPAPERMAKER!

MidnightSun, The riprap is so very ......... but it must go!
Harvesting; the best part of the work!
I expect you exam to be passed with flying colors!
Make it a wonderful day!

EXPAPERMAKER, Received some rain late night but a cucumber plant fell over on my rain gauge, so no report!
More is expected to day70°F
FEELS LIKE 72°
80°
HIGH
68°
LOW



[Edited by: org_elizard at 7/21/2014 7:34:25 AM EST]
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EXPAPERMAKER
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 5:16:17 AM

Good Morning org!

60° here this AM...upper 80's today they say.

Have A Great Day!
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 2:08:54 AM

Good morning org!

The day of rest ended. Back to improving the property.

Finished my Starcraft: Brood War battles early yesterday morning taking turns being a member of the terran, zerg, and protoss races. Lots of joy playing land, air and deep space battles.

Went out mid morning to look at the straw and blue berries. All is well. Plants wildflowers, and the repairs to the lawn are going very well. The new grass is 2" tall. Decided to remove its newsprint and water w/fertilizer.

Worked prying out the humongous rip rap in the now 2' x 6' hole. Using boulders for a basic lever & fulcrum. This riprap must be very deep, very heavy and very huge.

Could not even move it after 1 hour of solid effort. A new plan is to dug under it and have it collapse at least 3 inches below the lawn grade. Then plant the annuals bought for this area the beginning of July.

Dug up the roots and rocks in the final remaining section that contains the newly planted wildflower seeds. Added a new 4' x 5' extension w/a fine looking radius corner.

Have a mere 2' x 4' area to plant the remaining wildflowers. All is growing well. Harvested some strawberries and enough blueberries for a pleasing snack. Temp rose to 84° (29°C) for the high in clear skies.

Am listening to the K.C. Royal challenge the home team on the net. Home team leads it. Will return outdoors after this post to listen to the game and improve my tan.

Civil twilight is 4:46 AM EDT. Night is 8:58 PM.

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

Length of day: 15h 02m. Length of visible light: 16h 11m. Tomorrow will be 1m 56s shorter.

The temp is 52° (11°C) with the high to be 82° (28°C). Three more sunny days ahead.

Looks like a fine morning to get my laundry done. Have an eye exam scheduled for 10:30 at the Littleton Regional Hospital.

Have a wonderful day!

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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 11:28:24 PM



G00d Evening, TUrtLE1625, Claudie, Silverhand and TCOROLLA!

TUrtLE, Thanks for today's inspiration! I was watching this during a thunder storm!

Claudie, We have been having 'slab' tomato samwiches, with basil, for the last two weeks!

Silverhand, Seem like I have had a similar conversation as in 'Pickles'. Appreciate the Sunday Funnies!

Hola, TCOROLLA!

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TCOROLLA
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 9:28:13 PM

Good evening org_elizard.
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Silverhand
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 1:59:13 PM

Hello, org!

Sunday funnies:
Pickles
For Better or For Worse
Grand Avenue

Have a great week!
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 8:28:47 AM

Good morning, org,

Well, we did pretty good in the rain department yesterday; it rained off-and-on all day, and we ended up getting 1½ inches in the rain gauge. Nice! :) More is predicted for today, too.

Hubby picked a whole bunch of cherry tomatoes yesterday, and he might eat them today. As for the bigger ones, I don't think any more are ready yet. He will just have to wait another day or 2 to have his tomato sandwiches. :)

No plans to go out today. More porch time maybe :)

Have a great day!
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 8:18:08 AM

Good Morning org,
I'm back!

Your Sunday Movie is, Ready For The Storm, based on a song by the same name which was written and performed by Rich Mullins, a Christian Rock singer from the eighties and the nineties, according to Steve Politte.

There is no text except the final frame so you can listen to the words and watch the graphics without having to read text.

I know you're going like this one.
Enjoy!
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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 7:42:12 AM



On this date, in 1881, fugitive Sioux Indian leader Sitting Bull surrendered to federal troops.

Welcome to Sunday, ohyeah537, MidnightSun and EXPAPERMAKER!

ohyea, That' s deal!

MidnightSun, Nice easy day you had! Very nice temperature!
Make today a splendid day!

EXPAPERMAKER,

65°F
FEELS LIKE 65°
81°
HIGH
68°
LOW

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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 5:38:40 AM

Good Morning org!

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

Have A Peaceful Sunday!
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 1:31:19 AM

Good morning org!

After seeing that beautiful female tech, the answer strongly entered my mind. Sadly she wears a wedding ring.Has a great career in the cardiac field.

More super weather arrives at sunrise. Not too bad for the night either.

Yesterday saw another cool morning w/a low of 46° (8°C). The windows were opened at 6 AM for some fresh air an a blast of the mtn air to remain in the house all day. Readied my Dart with boxes of various recyclables for the Center.

The featured item this week was a heavy metal desk. This is tall enough to stand at and work. Even has a foot rest. Would imagine someone w/a giant basement and a pick up truck will take it home.

Decided to take a slow drive to Littleton. Expected the State Police to be riding the highways looking for speeders and such over the w/e. Stopped at Shaw's to get in on their weekly sale.

Bought broccoli crowns for 88¢ a lb. It is never that low in these parts. The lowest price in 10 years. Also bought 4 pints of blueberries for $1.50 a pint. Passed on cooked shrimp for $6.99 for a 14 oz bag. Have a dozen in stock.

Stopped back at Big Papa's Fruit and Produce. New price list & 'toons.

Got a deal on avocados that dropped to 88¢ a lb from $1.25 on Thursday. Bought 2¼ lbs of sweet potatoes for just $1. What a deal. Went to visit my pal at Rite Aid. Found he is on a 10 day vacay.

Summer traffic has arrived in Littleton. Needed to pull into a parking lot to turn back. There was a ¼ mile line held up at the 2nd US Rt 302 east light for peeps headed to the big box stores.

Banged a U'ie and returned home via the CT River Hwy. Managed to shop, stay out, and cruise the Blvd's for 3 hours. Returned home to put the produce away then sit in a chair in the sun and read. The high was a dry 78° (26°C) in nearly clear skies.

Civil twilight is 4:45 AM EDT. Night is 8:59 PM.

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

Length of day: 15h 03m. Length of visible light: 16h 13m. Tomorrow will be 1m 54s shorter.

The temp is 59° (15°C) with the high to be 75° (24°C). Further sunny days ahead.

Have a splendid day!

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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2014 11:41:12 PM

I thought I did well... If you need your butt heated just call! ;-)
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2014 11:31:13 PM



G00d Evening, Claudie, Farful and ohyeah537!

Claudie, Our grass has gone dormant so the rain will not help it at this time but the flower and garden should perk up if the rain continues!

Farful, Nice to see you on this wonderful Saturday evening!

ohyea, Nice very nice and g00d deal on the new Elantra Limited! All butts heated!
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2014 12:36:57 PM

ps...it's a BRAND NEW Sparkling Silver 2014 :-)
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ohyeah537
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2014 12:29:04 PM

Good Afternoon!

Well, last Saturday I decided to go and see what my Hyundai dealer was talking about... I have been getting emails and phone calls from the dealership... "We need your used Hyundai Elantra... Demand is HUGE... Bring it in and buy a new one!"

I took my little red Hyundai Elantra in and let them see what see what they could do. Now mind you, I have only had the car for 3 years and 17 days... I am in a brand new Elantra Limited (the old on was just a plain Elantra). It now has leather interior, 8 way power seats, heated seats, including the back seats (I guess they don't want my butt to get cold!), premium sound system, the coolest wheel covers, and lots lots more for (are you ready for this...) only $29 more per month!!! And, the length of the contract remained the same!!!! They gave me $2,000 OVER the buy out for my little red Hyundai!!!

I REALLY feel like I did well!!!! What do you think????
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Farful
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2014 11:23:46 AM

Good morning org_elizard and All!
 
Hope you are having a delightful weekend!
 
Have a Splendid Saturday!
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2014 8:46:34 AM

Good morning, org,

It started raining some time over night, and rained pretty hard (it seemed) at times. When I checked the rain gauge just a while ago, there was about 3-tenths-of-an-inch in it. Looking outside and seeing how drenched everything looks, I would have thought there would be more in the rain gauge. Oh, well, it's better than nothing! The good news is that it's supposed to rain off and on pretty much all day. Happy grass!

Have a great day!
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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2014 7:28:48 AM



On this date, in 1848, the first women's rights convention, called by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia C. Mott, was held in Seneca Falls, New York.

Welcome to Saturday, MidnightSun and EXPAPERMAKER!

MidnightSun, I hope you were not 'testy' to the most beautiful blonde technician and the results will tell you what you need!
Pondering the day, and the future events with temperature 74° (24°C), a humidity of 44%, w/a most comfortable dew point of 51°F (10.5°C). The wind was 3-11 mph from the WNW; that's the ticket!
Make it a tremendous day!

EXPAPERMAKER,

65°F
FEELS LIKE 65°
80°
HIGH
64°
LOW

Maybe some rain?
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EXPAPERMAKER
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2014 5:35:51 AM

Good Morning org!

55° here this AM...low 80's today they say.

Have A Super Saturday!
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2014 3:26:01 AM

Good morning org!

Will see my Dr on Aug 1. Know the story in detail then and share it.

The temp yesterday morning dropped down to 45°. Had to close the windows when a long sleeve shirt needed to be put on. Had some chicken soup (w/carrots and broccoli) for breaky to warm me up.

Passed time waiting to leave for my transthoracic echocardiogram appointment after my morning rounds by getting lost in some space and land battles of Starcraft: Broad War.

Arrived early at Weeks Memorial Hospital. So early a stroll was taken to the hospital cafeteria. Wanted to know what is typically served for breaky. Saw a staff member w/a huge plate of great looking scrambled eggs.

Asked how much for that? Was told, "$1.25 for the eggs. Bacon is extra." Did not ask the cost of the bacon. Thought the portion and price for the scrambled eggs was great.

In 5 minutes a most beautiful blonde technician called me to conduct my tests. Was astonished at her beauty. There are few truly beautiful women in the area.

She brought me into the cardio lab, my t-shirt was removed, then lied down on my left side. Thought reading could be done brought in a mag. Was told the lights needed to be turned off so the tech could more easily read the monitor.

A few 1" circular patches were added to my skin, clips w/wires added to the metal knobs in the center, the machine turned and it was off to the races. The echocardiographic transducer (or probe) is placed on the chest wall (or thorax) of the subject, and images are taken through the chest wall.

This is a non-invasive, highly accurate and quick assessment of the overall health of the heart. Several questions were asked by me as the tech tested the valves, blood flow, visualize any abnormal communications between the left and right side of the heart, any leaking of blood through the valves (valvular regurgitation), and to estimate how well the valves open (or do not open in the case of valvular stenosis).

Saw the echocardiogram in the parasternal long-axis view, showing a measurement of the heart's four valves. Also heard the whoosh of the sound of the blood flowing thru my valves.

Naturally she is not allowed to tell me the results. A $200 visit to the heart specialist or a return visit to my PCP in two weeks will tell me the story.

My abnormal heart palpitations did not occur during these tests. They did occur when the Zio Holter monitor was worn for a week. A most interesting hour at the cardiologist's office.

Visited my pal the meat mgr in Whitefield. No deal on fish or meat. He was unhappy that his cost continues to increase making the retail price rise. He and his assistant listened intently to my story during their morning break.

Returned home to read in the sun, ponder the day, and the future events. Temp was a pleasing 74° (24°C), a humidity of 44%, w/a most comfortable dew point of 51°F (10.5°C). The wind was 3-11 mph from the WNW.

The only work was watering the gardens. Lots of fun in the sun.

Civil twilight is 4:44 AM EDT. Night is 9:00 PM.

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

Length of day: 15h 05m. Length of visible light: 16h 15m. Tomorrow will be 1m 50s shorter.

The temp is 49° (9°C) with the high to be 79° (26°C). Even more sunny days coming up.

Have a tremendous day!

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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2014 9:57:32 PM



G00d Evening, Claudie and three30!

Claudie, G00d temperature, g00d relief from chiro; that's the ticket!

three30, How was Petticoat Junction?
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2014 2:27:57 PM

Hi org,

Took a ride up to Davis Junction, IL on the Hooterville Express this morning. Stopped at the Shady Rest Motel. Yep, Uncle Joe was there and man was he movin' kinda slow.
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2014 8:17:55 AM

Good morning, org,

Aaaaaahhhhh! Another cool morning for us! It's 62° and the dew point is 60°. Wonderful for sitting out on the back porch with hubby! What a way to start the day! :)

Vi9sit to the chiro yesterday was VERY good. :)

Have a great day!
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2014 7:11:05 AM



On this date, in 64, a great fire began that ultimately destroyed most of Rome. The emperor Nero blamed it on Christians and began the first Roman persecution of them.

Welcome to Friday and the weekend, MidnightSun and EXPAPERMAKER!

MidnightSun, Bargains galore!
Hope you get the answers from the doctor s00n and a plan of action is prescribed!
Make it a delightful day!

EXPAPERMAKER, Dang, 46?

63°F
FEELS LIKE 63°
85°
HIGH
65°
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2014 5:21:26 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 18, 2014 2:24:43 AM

Good morning org!

Can remember that ram. Also do remember well that ant. "High Hopes".

Left extra early yesterday morning for Littleton. So early, two 6 gallon (22.7 litres) jugs were filled w/spring water. You saw the kettle drum spring at the Littleton/Bethlehem town line in my new album under misc. May have to take a summertime view photo.

Bought at Big Papa's Market were giant heads of green leaf lettuce $1.18 ea, packham pears 4/$1, navel oranges 2/$1, tomatoes $1.44 a lb, limes 4/$1, 1 lb spinach $3, Driscoll 6 ozs raspberries $2, and jumbo eggs $2.25.

Went to WM for a few items. Then stopped at Shaw's. This store had 85% fat free ground beef for $1.99 a lb, a mgr's special. Got a big pkg. Made a burger at home. It is closer to 90% w/little pan grease.

Stopped to visit my pal at Rite Aid. It was his every other Thursday off plus he gets every other w/e off. Nice job to wear a tie everyday.

Worked at weeding and garden maintenance, then sat in the sun and read. Temp was a pleasing 73°F (23°C), humidity 52%, and a fabulous dew point of 52° (11°C). One fine way to spend the early afternoon in the sun.

Have a 9 AM appointment at the cardiologist for an Transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE). An echocardiogram (aka an echo) is a type of ultrasound test that uses high-pitched sound waves that are sent through a device called a transducer.

The device picks up echoes of the sound waves as they bounce off the different parts of your heart. These echoes are turned into moving pictures of your heart that can be seen on a video screen.

My new Dr. is determined to get to the bottom of my heart palpitations. Looking forward to this test that should last about 1 hour. Will then have more blood drawn for more lab tests the good doctor wants.

Civil twilight is 4:43 AM EDT. Night is 9:01 PM.

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

Length of day: 15h 07m. Length of visible light: 16h 17m. Tomorrow will be 1m 47s shorter.

The temp is 50° (10°C) with the high to be 76° (24°C). More sunny days coming up.

Have a delightful day!

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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2014 8:12:03 PM



G00d Evening, Claudie, TUrtLE1625 and three30!

Claudie, Our c00ler weather had a high of 79° today going to 62° tonight., then chance of rain all weekend!
Hope your trip to the chiro for issues with the left shoulder (shoulder blade) worked out!

TUrtLE, Murres are comical birds! My, they sure go deep for f00d!
See you when you get ready!

three30, They are advanced! That "pill" is not supposed to available until 3535!
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2014 2:37:23 PM

Hi org,

I was in Sublette, IL today and folks there are centuries ahead of everyone else. Everything they think, do and say, is in the pill they took today.
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2014 8:35:52 AM

Good Morning org,

Note that I probably won't be stopping here till Sunday, busy on Friday and gone on Saturday. You can catch me in TL.

Once again photos and captions are taken from the county web site.

"When it comes to walking or flying, we de-Murre to the bird…"

The Murre is pretending he doesn’t notice Ken Gagne taking his picture…

The Murre awakens and shows Mr.
Gagne champion flying form…

Lesson over... the Murre saunters back down to the beach.

Want to know a little more about Murres in Oregon?

Male and female Common Murres look alike with a distinctive dark, slender bill and a black-and-white color pattern that makes many people mistake them for penguins.

The murre population in Oregon is estimated to be 250,000, representing approximately 60% of all seabirds that nest within the state’s boundaries. In Oregon, there are 24 known nesting sites which support this dense population. When feeding, Common Murres form large rafts where they dive from the surface and “fly” underwater in pursuit of small fishes. They can stay submerged for an average of sixty seconds and have been known to dive to depths of 400 feet to snap up squid and fish with their sharp bills.

...and know you know.

Happy Thursday!
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2014 7:40:52 AM

Good morning, org,

Our cool weather is still here...at least for one more day. Loving it, too, here in mid-July! The temperature right now is about 60° and the dew point is 54°. These cooler temps are supposedly all over with after today, and then we go back to 'normal' summertime temps. Can't wait for Autumn!

I am going to the chiro this morning. Good thing, too, since I am having some issues with my left shoulder (shoulder blade?).

Have a great day!
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2014 7:23:24 AM



On this date, in 1917, the British royal family changed its name from the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to Windsor amid anti-German senitment during World War I.

Welcome to Thursday, MidnightSun and EXPAPERMAKER!

MidnightSun, There you go, just remember that ram!
Sounds like the green thumb award goes to you!
Make it a fantastic day!

EXPAPERMAKER,

62°F
FEELS LIKE 62°
84°
HIGH
63°
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2014 5:09:28 AM

Good Morning org!

45° here this AM...low 70's today they say.

Have A Great Day!
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2014 2:00:55 AM

Good morning org!

Call me Joe instead. Am happy w/the results of everything so far. Yet the continuing efforts of the latest 2' x 6' hole is taxing. Will chip away until the final results are successful.

Woke up to rain at 1 AM. It rained constantly since 2 PM the day before. It ended for the afternoon at 1:30 PM. Rec'd 0.80 inches for the day. 3.0" in total for the month.

Looks like this area is in for a fabulous run of sunny days in the mid to upper 70's (25°C) w/the night dropping to the mid 50's (13°C). Made a wonderful diced onion, sweet pepper, mushroom with ham omelette. Topped that w/cheddar cheese. Low carbs are good.

Was a very good morning to return to sleep after my rounds. Light rain did not stop. Had 2.5 hours extra sleep after my rounds. It felt great to catch more zzz's.

Watched "Green Zone" (2010) 115 min An Action/Drama/Thriller. Following the American invasion of Iraq in 2003 Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller (Matt Damon) and his men are charged with finding the so-called weapons of mass destruction, whose existence justified American involvement, according to the Pentagon and their man in Baghdad, Poundstone.

Veteran CIA operative Marty tells Miller that there are no weapons, it is a deception to allow the Americans to take over the country and install a puppet leader.

Also suspicious of Poundstone is Wall Street Journal reporter Lawrie Dayne, who lets slip to Miller that Poundstone told her he had secret talks in Jordan with an important Iraqi, code-named Magellan,

Magellan told him about the weapons, though it now seems likely Magellan's true information was to the contrary. So begins a hunt for the truth. Who's playing whom?

The storyline was conceived from a screenplay written by Brian Helgeland, based on a 2006 non-fiction book "Imperial Life in the Emerald City" by journalist Rajiv Chandrasekaran.

Watch the "Green Zone" for free at this site. Lots of urban combat in Baghdad, Middle East politics and anger, action, twists and turns. 5/5 stars.

The grass seed is germinating perfectly. Soon the newly sowed wildflower seed will also sprout. All plants are as green as can be. Which means they are most happy. Me too.

Civil twilight is 4:42 AM EDT. Night is 9:01 PM.

Sunrise: 5:17 AM. Set: 8:26 PM.

Length of day: 15h 09m. Length of visible light: 16h 19m. Tomorrow will be 1m 45s shorter.

The temp is 59° (15°C) with the high to be 75° (24°C). A fine run of sunny days coming up.

Off to the market later for some light shopping.

Have a fantastic day!

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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2014 8:13:35 PM



G00d Evening, Claudie and TUrtLE1625!

Claudie, Twas cooler here this morning also, with a high of only 79°!
moisture registered at the airport, .256983". I know we receive more!
Hope your day was as planned!

TUrtLE, That gull sure did make that he-ron!
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2014 8:26:24 AM

Good Morning org,
Maybe. You will notice that today's pics were also taken by her.

Photos and captions today are off the County web site, posted there from Kerry Terrel.

Heron innocently swoops in for a good tour...

Suddenly, Hey heron, get off my beach!”

Heron pulls a Big U-Turn and scoots off into the mist….

Have a Wonderful Wednesday!
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