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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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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2015 6:01:42 AM



On this date, in 1867, a treaty for the purchase of Alaska from Russia for the sum of $7.2 million, approximately two cents an acre, was submitted to the U.S. Senate.

Welcome to this day, MidnightSun!
It's always g00d the have a change every now and then!
Nice trek to the log cabin.
Make this, a pleasant day!

MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2015 2:11:09 AM

Good morning org!

Sugaring is fun. Plus it means Spring. Very clever. Yes, It was sweet!

Watched "Bless The Child" on Netflix (2000) R 1hr 47m. A Psychiatric nurse Maggie's (Kim Basinger) ordinary life becomes anything but after she takes in her sister's young child and uncovers a frightening truth about the girl.

Not sure why the critics gave this movie so many negative reviews. An excellent movie with a fine cast and solid acting. The concept of good vs evil is always entertaining. Jimmy Smits from NYPD Blue co-stars. 5/5 stars.

Opened the last pkg of point cut corned beef, simmered it in fresh water twice, then slow cooked it submerged in the crock pot for 4 hours. Nice and tender. Needed a break from the chicken drumettes made the other day.

Dressed for the 26° (-3°C) temps and went out to sand the driveway. The snow on it is now ice. The sand in the barrel has lots of rock salt to help melt the ice.

Took a Nalgene bottle of water and headed up the mtn. The road was a sheet of ice w/the melt of the days and the freezing of the nights. It was a struggle to get traction w/my hiking boots w/the road being all ice.

Had a heck of a time using great effort to get to the log cabin. Was not an enjoyable experience. The town needs to spread some pebbles. The views from the clear cut in VT and northern NH are magnificent. Blue skies w/o any clouds were super. 1 mile plus some elevation gain.

The temp reached 40° (4°C) mid afternoon. Tuesday into Wed morning sees a 60% chance for snow. Which is okay. Most days are now above freezing. Springtime in the northern NH mtns.

The temp is 23° (-5°C) with the high to be 45° (7°C).

Civil twilight is 6:02 AM EST. Night is 7:40 PM.

Sunrise: 6:31 AM. Set: 7:10 PM.

Length of day: 12h 39m. Length of visible light: 13h 38m. Tomorrow will be 3m 04s longer.

Have a pleasant day!

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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2015 8:54:43 PM



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

TUrtLE, Thanks for today's appropriate videos!

Claudie, Glad to hear both of the grandchildren won their games.
Today much better than yesterday and tomorrow even better!

stlhawk, G00d Palm Sunday to you!

Farful, Glad you yesterday was successful.

Silverhand, Appreciate today's comics!

Silverhand
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2015 8:29:49 PM

Hello, org!

Sunday funnies:
For Better or For Worse
Pickles
Wizard of Id
Family Circus
Garfield

Have a great week!
Farful
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2015 11:48:36 AM

Good morning org_elizard and All!
 
Org, Interesting history about Niagra Falls. Must have been really cold for that to happen.
 
Thank you! It was a sunny day for a nice trip to Burlington, Iowa yesterday.. The catfish at Catfish Bend Casino was tasty too. I won a few dollars playing penny slot machines there. K. broke even. Timed it just right to have a visit with friends at the buffet.
 
Visited relatives and friends at brother-in-law's place yesterday. They had just got home from visiting Louisiana. They enjoyed their vacation and visited my son and his wife who live in New Orleans. They visited Bourbon Street in New Orleans. They had some spicy food of alligator and Po Boy..
 
Happy Palm Sunday!
stlhawk
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2015 10:19:30 AM

Happy Sunday org!
Claudie
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2015 9:14:32 AM

Good morning, org,

Well, I did end up going to Jake and Emma's games yesterday morning, and just about froze!! The temperature wasn't too bad actually and the sun was shining brightly; it was the wind that was bad! It kept blowing about 15 mph the whole time! Brrrrr! Thank goodness I had dressed warmly!

BTW, both kids' teams won again yesterday; Emma scored a goal and even had an assist; Jake mostly played goalkeeper.

Today's supposed to be a much better day...still sunny, but hardly any wind. The temp's also supposed to get up into the low 60s, whereas yesterday it barely made it to 50°. A much nicer day to stay home! :)

Have a great day!
TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2015 8:09:21 AM

Good Morning org,

Today is Palm Sunday.
The first movie is a short clip, 1:38 minutes showing the triumphal entrance of Jesus riding on the back of a donkey into Jerusalem.

The second selection is A New Day with music performed by Ernesto Cortazar. If you have time you may want to watch the graphics...good ones.

May you be blessed today!
org_elizard
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2015 7:31:29 AM



On this date, in 1848, for the first time in recorded history, Niagara Falls stopped flowing. An ice jam in the Niagara River above the rim of the falls caused the water to stop.

Welcome to Palm Sunday, stlhawk and MidnightSun!

stlhawk, G00d Morning!

MidnightSun, Sounds like a plan!
Fuller's Sugarhouse, I bet you had a sweet time!
And you learned something, also!
Make this, a blessed day!

MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2015 1:22:27 AM

Happy Palm Sunday org!

Will rid the squirrel when the temps are warmer using moth balls. Cover the hole, shingle, and add chicken wire. Darn varmints.

Visited my pal the meat mgr in Whitefield to discover he had a vacay in Kansas City all week. His wife and him enjoyed the 75° (24°C) and the beauty of the area. Was surprised that my hands did not grab the low priced meats and left empty handed.

Went to Shaw's for their w/e specials. Bought reduced low fat 4 Italian shredded cheese for $1.77 for 8 oz's, All 2 liter coke products were $1. These two item offered bonus tickets to the come on game "80 Million in Prizes" Monopoly playing coast to coast.

Stopped at my PO to pick up my mail. Got a letter from some unknown that misspelled mt name and wrote the town as "Landcaster" (sic). Had the Postmaster return to sender: refused. Sure did not have that good feeling to it. The second letter sent from the same person/address.

Thought of the cheese for $3.54 a lb and returned to the store to buy 6 more in the 8 oz pkgs. One get a ticket for the transaction plus 1 for each additional item. The price of the cheese is the 2nd lowest ever.

Drove to the Fuller's Sugarhouse (see the 3m s video inc the entire operation). Was greeted by hosts Ed, Dave abd Patti Fuller, their now adult children and a few similling young ladies.

The gift shop and the sugar house were packed w/ people itching to get on a fine spring day. Had a wonderful coffee w/maple syrup as the sugar, plain homemade donuts to dunk, and a cone of maple syrup on snow, all gratis.

Took a tour of the section of the real post and beam building that sold sugaring tools, evaporators, lines, buckets accessories and has several reverse osmosis filters for sale.

Went in the boiling room w/their 3 y/o state of the art evaporator made of stainless steel, and non wood store firebox, a mere $90,000 investment.

Five weeks of sugaring is expected in the Lancaster area. Just 5 days ago was the first real sap flowing. They use a vacuum system. Thursday they boiled 9,000 gallons of sap to produce just 160 gallons of maple syrup.

The gift shop is stocked with nostalgia, paintings, maple sugar, candy, sampler's, and many items to fill its country charm store. Had a sample of local made blackberry jam. At $8.69 for 18 oz's, it is twice the price of the Amish jam sold at at Big Papa's Mkt for $4.50.

Educated the family on carrageenan. None was in their jam. Said it is a thickener found in many foods such as jellies, jam, meat, cookies, cakes, and dairy/ice cream products.

Same as adding two heaping tablespoons of Vaseline to hot chocolate to give it texture, thickening, and stabilizing agents. It increases shelf live. Many folks get stomach cramps from it.

A gallon of maple syrup this year at the Fuller Sugarhouse is a whopping $79.95. Half gallon $49.95 this year. Non commercial mom and pop sugar house sell a gallon in the $45 and up price range in my area.

Learned there is a new standardized grading system implemented in Canada and in the USA. This page has the new grades and maple sugar history.

The temp is 10° (-12°C) with the high to be 35° (2°C).

Civil twilight is 6:04 AM EST. Night is 7:38 PM.

Sunrise: 6:33 AM. Set: 7:09 PM.

Length of day: 12h 36m. Length of visible light: 13h 34m. Tomorrow will be 3m 05s longer.

Have a blessed day!

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stlhawk
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2015 9:41:32 PM

Happy Saturday org!
org_elizard
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2015 7:52:32 PM



G00d Evening, Farful!
Will be cold for us tonight, 24°.
Hope your trip to Burlington, having the buffet lunch at Catfish Bend Casino and playing penny slots was successful!
Farful
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2015 9:55:56 AM

Good morning org_elizard and All!
 
Org, Interesting history about cities in Turkey.
 
It is a chilly morning in the twenties. Should get above freezing with the sun out though. Taking a trip today to Burlington, Iowa. Want to have the buffet lunch at Catfish Bend Casino. Friends talked me in to going so we will have buffet lunch together and play penny slots after we eat. Probably will be crowded since the casino gives the card members $10 to play between 2:00 - 4:00 pm today.
 
Enjoy a sensational Saturday!
org_elizard
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2015 8:20:13 AM



On this date, in 1930, the cities of Constantinople and Angora changed names to Istanbul and Ankara, Turkey.

Welcome to Saturday, MidnightSun, TCOROLLA, dgsteven, Lighting10K and Claudie!

MidnightSun, Squirrel are bad about finding access to one's r00f!
I had to get rid of some trees to keep them out of ours!
Make it a tremendous day!

TCOROLLA, People posting at 2:50 Am , are not sleeping!

dgsteven, G00d Morning!

Lighting10K, Sounds like success at TOT!
Bet they appreciate you there!

Claudie, Snow caused us to lose one day of break!
Have fun at the games!

Claudie
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2015 7:39:20 AM

Good morning, org,

That's weird....being off that one week for Spring Break Monday-Thursday and then going back to school for just Friday. I bet a lot of kids will just not go that day either.

Well, Jake and Emma have soccer games this morning, one at 10 and one at 11. I'd like to go, but the problem is...right now it's only 36° and it's only supposed to get up to about 40° for game time. Thankfully the wind's not supposed to be blowing much and the sun will be shining brightly. I'll decide if I'm going to go, and, if I do, I better bundle up!

Have a great day!
Lighting10K
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2015 7:24:22 AM

Org elizard, I found a video

Sandy Springs Society hosts a tossed out treasure-hunt

That where I been working. Helping out the ladies.
Lighting10K
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2015 6:52:51 AM

Good Morning Org elizard!!

Working Tossed Out Treasures and one property.
Having record sale in just two day. Today the last day.
Let you know the out come in sales.

Been watching the round ball.

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

dgsteven
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2015 3:02:55 AM

Good morning org!
TCOROLLA
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2015 2:50:52 AM

Greetings org_elizard.
MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2015 1:35:20 AM

Good morning org!

Boo on paperwork. Hurray for happiness. Everyone needs to be happy. Makes this world a much better place.

While it rained on and off yesterday morning, had a fabulous time watching women's MMA bouts on youtube.com. Soon there will not be any matches of female warriors that has not been seen. These women are not sissies. They fight like h*ll to win each minute of each round.

Some rounds are three minutes, yet most are 3 five minute rounds w/a Championship Match being 5 five minute rounds. World Women Bantamweight (135 lb, 61 kg) Champ "Rowdy" Ronda Rousey (11-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC [Ultimate Fighting Championship]) has signed to fight Brazilian undefeated challenger Bethe Correia (9-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) in UFC 190’s pay-per-view main event on Aug. 1 in Rio de Janeiro.

Rousey has stated she to wants to embarrass Brazilian Correia in front of the fans in her home country. Makes for plenty of interest to the fans. And a higher gate for the promoters.

Kept hearing gnawing sounds the past few days around the outside dormer in my bdrm. Also heard scratching sounds. Went out during these sounds and saw a squirrel walking the steep slope of the gambrel dormer.

It did its chirping noise to me as a walk closer was done. In a minute it ran under a shingle and inside the outer shell of the dormer. Looked close and saw the creature ate thru my plywood roof, the asphalt shingles, along w/a corner of the natural wood trim.

Was all upset it made a hole thru the bottom side of the dormer and it could heard in the attic. Can only imagine the insulation and framing damage the varmint made.

Saw the rain dripping over the bottom of the hole. At least rain and water are not entering the side roof wall. The bdrm floor is dry so this is not an urgent repair.

Spent the rest of the early afternoon looking up ways to rid the tiny beast and getting a game plan for late April to repair this standing on a ladder. Plan on waiting for it to leave then covering the hole w/a piece of plywood. Then repairing it correctly this summer.

This in hopes that when the warm weather arrives the creature will have another place to live and not gnaw to re-enter the house. Have an access panel just above the bathroom door to enter inside the roof. So the vacation will become work for a day or two.

Temp this morning is 28° (-2°C) with the high to be 33° (1°C).

Snow is expected today. A 40% chance.

Civil twilight is 6:05 AM EST. Night is 7:37 PM.

Sunrise: 6:35 AM. Set: 7:08 PM.

Length of day: 12h 33m. Length of visible light: 13h 31m. Tomorrow will be 3m 05s longer.

Have a tremendous day!

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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2015 7:56:38 PM



G00d Evening, Claudie, TUrtLE1625, Farful and stlhawk!

Claudie, Spring break starts Friday ends the following Thursday.
Rain today with falling temps, down to 33° high 49° low 24° Saturday.

TUrtLE, You are welcome for the link!
Very appropriate signs!

Farful, Any day that you can wakeup survive and go to sleep, is alright with me; some are just much better than others.

stlhawk, Happy Saturday Eve!

stlhawk
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2015 6:37:38 PM

Happy Friday org!
Farful
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2015 9:33:07 AM

Good morning org_elizard and All!
 
Org, Interesting history of the six frigates.
 
Okay! Monday too?
 
Filled the car with gas this morning. Pump price was $2.24 at Sam's.
 
Have a fantastic Friday!
TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2015 8:07:16 AM

Good Morning org,
Thanks for the link. I managed 40 sec of the video. Not my thing, but certainly a good fit for the sign.

Signs conclude.

Outside a muffler shop: "No appointment necessary. We hear you coming."

In a veterinarian's waiting room: "Be back in 5 minutes. Sit! Stay!"

In a restaurant window: "Don't stand there and be hungry. Come on in and get fed up."

Happy Friday!
Claudie
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2015 7:49:58 AM

Good morning, org,

I was pretty happy to talk to Mom's kidney doctor the other day. :) Hope I don't talk to her again until May, though.

Spring Break coming up pretty soon?

Aaaahhh, a nice day indeed; maybe not necessarily weather-wise since we're getting colder temps (about 15°) colder), clouds and wind, but I'm staying home today! Yay! :)

Have a great day!

[Edited by: Claudie at 3/27/2015 7:50:30 AM EST]
org_elizard
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2015 6:05:13 AM



On this date, in 1794, Congress authorizes the construction of six frigates, including the Constitution (Old Ironsides), for the U.S. Navy.

Welcome to Friday, MidnightSun and John25!

MidnightSun, Sounds like the Spring thaw has started!
Paper work will be the death of us all!
Insurance!!!
Make this a delightful day!

John25, No rain here,yet!

John25
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2015 4:36:29 AM

Good Morning Org
Lots of rain in Northern VA
MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2015 2:18:11 AM

Good morning org!

Combo worked at the time. Tho decided to give up the splinters. A fine idea. The mtns change like the wind.

It was quite noticeable the CT River Hwy side of the road edges had melted back 6-8 feet (1.8 to 2.4 metres) since a week ago. None of these roads have breakdown lanes. One just pulls over to get out of the way.

Last night's temp was the first to remain above freezing since last fall. We had 37° (3°C) during the night w/a high of 54° (12°C). The mtn road had tire tracks from vehicles sinking several inched in the gravel as they drove by.

Bought at the mkt were green beans $1.18 a lb, yams 58¢ a lb, limes 4/$1, avocados 88¢ ea, cantaloupes $1.50 ea, and oranges 4/$1. Did mot need much this week. Some of the prices and photos can be found on the Facebook page of Big Papa's Fruit and Produce Mkt.

See that WM medium pitted olives jumped from 98¢ to $1.42. More than a 30% increase. Re-filled my Rx there. Their new red tape saw two signatures, several agreements needed to continue. Told the Pharmacist 5 minutes of paperwork to pay is way to much. This has gotten out of hand. Will go elsewhere w/less checkout work.

Found out by visiting my credit union and speaking to the branch mgr that the collision check the Insur Co sent me was suppose to have neen made out to the credit union in care of me, w/the funds released to pay the body shop.

Went to the local body shop to further ask Q's. Even they said when a bank has a lien, they receive the check not me. Asked if this is a criminal or felony offense. The fellow said to call the Insur Co and discuss this issue and not worry. This is not a criminal matter requiring jail time. The check was made out to me. Holy smokes!

Returned home w/light rain falling. Began to watch on Netflix Star Trek: TNG. Became so sleepy that a 3 hour nap was taken. Woke to the phone ringing. It was my good neighbor to the north. He wanted to know the elevation at the bottom of the mtn, his house, at the log cabin and the height of land on the road.

He is taking my advice on hiking the loop road daily w/a distance of 4.25 miles (6.84 km) w/650' (198 meters) of elevation gain. Rain and the afternoon of sleeping kept me inside. Will hike another day.

The temp this morning is 32° (0°C) with the high to be 43° (6°C). Light snow gently falls.

Civil twilight is 6:07 AM EST. Night is 7:36 PM.

Sunrise: 6:36 AM. Set: 7:07 PM.

Length of day: 12h 30m. Length of visible light: 13h 28m. Tomorrow will be 3m 05s longer.

Have a delightful day!

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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2015 7:53:45 PM



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

Claudie, G00d new from Mom's kidney doctor!
Errand day of chiro appointment, stop at Mom's and coupla extra places to go to, was successful!

TUrtLE, Salt n Pepa, recently in the Geico Commercial.

Farful, Let's be thankful everyday!

stlhawk, G00d Eve of Friday to you!
stlhawk
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2015 7:13:19 PM

Happy Friday Eve org!
Farful
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2015 5:10:30 PM

Good afternoon org_elizard and All!
 
Org, Glad that the battle of Iwo Jima ended in 1945.
 
Thankful it is Thursday!
TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2015 8:05:49 AM

Good Morning org,
I don't know who that is?

Signs continue.

On a taxidermist's window: "We really know our stuff."

In a podiatrist's office: "Time wounds all heels."

At a car dealership: "The best way to get back on your feet - miss a car payment."

Happy Thursday!
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2015 7:28:47 AM

Good morning, org,

Thankfully I was able to get ahold of the kidney doctor yesterday, and she had GREAT news! Mom's sodium level is up to 132! Yipppeee! That new prescription is doing the job!! That's one more thing I can quit worrying about! She's supposed to continue taking the meds and we don't go back for another visit until May. <crosses fingers>

One more busy errand day for me today. First I have a chiro appointment and then I'll stop at Mom's for a short visit (Thursday is her hair appointment day). Finally, on the way home, I have a coupla extra places to go to, and then it's home I go. Actually not a really bad morning at all. :)

Have a great day!
org_elizard
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2015 6:04:01 AM



On this date, in 1945, the battle of Iwo Jima ended; about 22,000 Japanese troops were killed or captured in the fighting and more than 4,500 U.S. troops were killed.

Welcome to Thursday, MidnightSun!
MidnightSun, A splinter and and sub; what a combo!
From 3° to 53°, that's some range!
Make this, a fantastic day!

MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2015 1:50:28 AM

Good morning org!

Holy Shades of Bela Lugosi. Strange things have been known to happen throughout the land.

Working up to the loop road elevation gain. Got to get my lungs, heart, and legs in shape for the miles as well. Love spring in these mtns.

Yesterday morning's temp was only 3° (-16°C). Would like to say that is the end of it, yet it is not. Saturday night is to be almost as cold.

Slept an hour later than usual and somehow finished my rounds even a few minutes sooner than was normal. Had two slice of pizza for brekky at 3 AM. Then a few hours later has a cup of homemade soup.

Watched some Netflix shows until 6 AM then got dressed for the day. Somehow a splinter in the carpet poked thru my right foot and lodged. Got a hand held mirror, a good twisters and attempted to withdraw it.

My leg does not bend like it did before the total hip replacement surgery. Have trouble placing my rt ankle on my left knee. Tried for an hour to remove the splinter w/o success.

Finally folded thick gauze, cut a small circle out for around the splinter. At 8:30 phoned my PCP and told them of my situation. They made an opening for 11:30. Liked it much.

Waited for just 5 minutes in the waiting room Had lots of callous around the area. He did say he may have to give a local anesthesia and cut out the skin w/a scalpel to get to it.

In the end after only 10 minutes, the doc dug out the splinter w/a few tools. Did feel the probing, no blood, mild pain, no more splinter. A little bit of an alcohol, a bandage, and was out the door.

Too late for a hike and there was soreness from the digging. Ate at Subway. A foot long spicy Italian loaded w/veggies for $6 inc the tax. Have enough points added on my Subway Card for 16 free subs.

May need to have a party this summer to use up some points. 75 points = 1 free footlong. Have 1,200 points.

Yesterday's high temp reached an astounding 52° (11°C) in the afternoon. Will see a warm up this week. Some rain, perhaps more snow, then more springtime in the mtns. The road is a muddy mess w/streams of water flowing down the mtn. All part of spring in the mtns.

Off to Big Papa's Mkt in Littleton later, along w/a few visits to other stores.

The temp this morning is 37° (3°C) with the high to be 50° (10°C). 100% chance of rain is expected this afternoon.

Civil twilight is 6:09 AM EST. Night is 7:35 PM.

Sunrise: 6:38 AM. Set: 7:05 PM.

Length of day: 12h 27m. Length of visible light: 13h 25m. Tomorrow will be 3m 06s longer.

Have a fantastic day!

              : )
 
org_elizard
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2015 7:36:48 PM



G00d Evening, Claudie, TUrtLE1625 and stlhawk!

Claudie, No sign of Hummers here, nor have I even thought about putting f00d out!
I trust your trip to the Senior Center for breakfast, to the grocery store then go home and sit out on the back porch, and calling the kidney doctor to when as planned!

TUrtLE, If Salt-N-Pepa were in the maternity room, the sign might say: Push it, Push it real g00d!

stlhawk, G00d Wednesday Evening!

Farful
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2015 7:27:58 PM

Happy Hard Drive, Org!
 
Org, That must have been a long walk for "army" of unemployed men.
 
Doc said that to stay away from buffets. :/
stlhawk
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2015 4:50:27 PM

Happy Wednesday org!
TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2015 8:15:20 AM

Good Morning org,
True.

Signs continue.

In a non-smoking area: "If we see smoke, we will assume you are on fire and take appropriate action."

On a maternity room door: "Push. Push. Push."

At an optometrist's office: "If you don't see what you're looking for, you've come to the right place."

Happy Wednesday!
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2015 7:35:06 AM

Good morning, org,

I got real excited the other day....I saw a 'scout' hummingbird! I thought this was waaaay to early for them to be back, but I guess not. I was going to get my feeder out there, but then I saw that the lows for this weekend will be below 40°, so I decided I'd wait until after that. A few more days probably won't make a difference at all.

Not too much going on for me this morning. :) A trip to the Senior Center for breakfast and then off to the grocery store I go! Thankfully that's it, and then I can come home and sit out on the back porch for a while; that is, IF it's warm enough and the pollen's not too bad. :) It IS getting up there!

I also plan on calling the kidney doctor to see if they have the results from Mom's blood work, which was done a week ago. I figure it SHOULD be available, but then, with them, one never knows! <shakes head>

Have a great day!
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2015 6:09:38 AM



On this date, in 1894, Jacob Sechler Coxey and his "army" of unemployed men began their march from Ohio to Washington, DC.

Happy Hard Drive, Silverhand, MidnightSun and Lighting10K!

Silverhand, Sunday Funnies on Tuesday, what fun!

MidnightSun, Strange things happen in GB Forums!
Sounds like you are pacing yourself just right!
Make this, a fabulous day!

Lighting10K, Should be some great match up in both the men's and women's games later this week!
So 4M is going to be you break point?
Our weather is also changing with a slight chance of some frozen stuff tommorrow!

Lighting10K
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2015 5:46:23 AM

Good Morning Org elizard!!

Been watching woman and man round ball. There was lots of good games on.
This pass weekend and this week too. Than its over until next year!

The Hawks aren't doing too will. Lost there last three games.
The Hawks play tonight, will see how they do.

Baseball season start next weekend in April. How time fly.
Braves don't have that great of a team this year with all the
new player they add. Will see what happens.

Will I'm almost there Four Million points. Than it just posting
on the app and if I feel like posting on Gas Buddy. I been posting
on the app cents it was available. Than stopping by here and posting
on favorite topics and reading the article and week opinion poll.

I have had a great run on here and will miss everyone. I have made
a lot of good friends on here. I'll stop by to see what happening
along the way.

The weather is about to take a tail spend. Go from the 70's to the 40's
and 50's by the weekend. Than back to the 70's. next week.

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

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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2015 2:47:04 AM

Good morning org!

Think yesterday post was lost and the day before post was somehow used. Not sure. Too early in the morning!

Enjoyed completing my rounds early and getting in a 90 minute nap before many folks wake for the day yesterday. The low the day before was -8° (-22°C). Know spring in eventually on the way does little for me.

Forecast was to be above freezing for a change. Waited for the temp to rise by playing Star Craft for a few hours. Lots of joy commanding troops and defeating your enemies.

Left late morning when the temp was 25° (-4°C) with 3 layers, gloves, ear muffs, and a liter of water in a Nalgene bottle. Walked up the mtn to get limber and used to hiking again.

Signs of spring were observed. The frac14; of ice on the road was soft an breaking up as it was stepped on. It had that crunchy sound. The gravel road had some spring to it. Far from that solid as a block of ice feeling.

There was even a coating of mud where the sun could shine through the trees. The sun is noticeably getting higher in the sky. It reaches the above 10 o'clock position So that the sun is nearing above the tops of the trees.

No cars were seen or heard, yet a military jet flew over at 15-20,000' feet. It was not a fighter jet which is common in this area. It actually looked like the B1 Bomber. The looks and engine sound was sure different from anything seen flying in these parts.

Headed up to the 1 mile marker, past the height of land (highest point), and to the cottage by the road that the porch was stayed in during a downpour a few summer ago.

Several crows flew and cawed in the distance. Stopped to watch three juvenile blue jays flying, playing, and hopping among the tree branches. Smallest ones ever seen.

My hip felt good. My back was aching on the left side. It seldom does that. Figure those muscles need to be exercised, which will be happening more and more. Distance was 2½ miles with several hundred feet gain in elevation.

My plan is to get more and more mileage and work up to the loop road w/o getting tired. When this is achieved, it will be time to return to the mtns. The small ones at first.

The temp is 9° (-21°C) with the high to be 47° (3°C). It will be soring for a few days.

Civil twilight is 6:11 AM EST. Night is 7:33 PM.

Sunrise: 6:40 AM. Set: 7:04 PM.

Length of day: 12h 23m. Length of visible light: 13h 22m. Tomorrow will be 3m 06s longer.

Have a fabulous day!

              : )
 
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2015 9:43:23 PM

Hello, org!

Sunday funnies on Tuesday:
For Better or For Worse
Pickles
Pearls Before Swine
FoxTrot
Rhymes With Orange

Have a great week!
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2015 9:35:12 PM



G00d Evening, TUrtLE1625, Farful, and stlhawk!

TUrtLE, Those sounds about right!
Not only are the times they are a-changin' but so is the Bob!

Farful, What did the doctor say about the buffets?

stlhawk, G00d Tuesday night!
stlhawk
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2015 8:42:27 PM

Happy Tuesday org!
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2015 10:24:47 AM

Good morning org_elizard and All!
 
Org, Exxon Valdez left a terrible mess to clean up. Felt sorry for all the waterfowl and other creatures who were affected.
 
Thawing is gOOd! Hope friends show up for lunch in Clinton at the Sawmill Buffet. Senior buffets are $4 today.
 
Have a TUrtLEifIC TERriFIC TUesDAY!
TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2015 8:29:47 AM

The Times They Are A-Changin'

TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2015 8:17:30 AM

Good Morning org,

Signs of our times continue.

At a tire shop in Milwaukee: "Invite us to your next blowout."

At a towing company: "We don't charge an arm and a leg. We want tows."

On a taxidermist's window: "We really know our stuff."

Happy Tuesday!
Claudie
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2015 7:46:18 AM

Good morning, org,

We're supposed to get more rain later in the week, too.

Okay! Back to going out to do errands today! However one of them is NOT taking Mom to the store b/c the ALF took a group to the store yesterday afternoon, and Mom was one of them. :) Since Mom already went to the store, I decided to make an appointment for me at the nail salon. Afterwards I'll make a quick stop over at her place, then make 3 more stops at some stores before I go home. Gotta get things done! :) Thank goodness it's going to be a nice day....sunshiny and a high in the low 70s. The pollen count isn't really too bad either (it's 155) even though it's considered 'high.' That's VERY low when the highs will be getting into the thousands sometime real soon. :(

Have a great day!
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2015 6:04:51 AM



On this date, in 1989, in one of worst oil spills in recent history, the tanker, Exxon Valdez, ran aground and released 240,000 barrels of oil into Prince William Sound.

Welcome to Tuesday, stlhawk and MidnightSun!

stlhawk, G00d Morning!

MidnightSun, You got the power!
You did the exact same thing yesterday?
Make this, a pleasant day!
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