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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: Oct 25, 2014 9:48:02 PM



G00d Evening, Claudie and Farful!

Claudie, Glad to here yesterday was g00d!
No special plans? Staying home and chance for porch time today, sounds like a plan to me!

Farful, Only mowed part of lawn today; riding mower would not start! Had to leave the leaves alone!

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Farful
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2014 5:14:08 PM

Good afternoon org_elizard and All!
 
Org, UN may have been able to help keep the wars to a minimum.
 
It has been a pleasant afternoon to complete yard work. Got more leaves picked up and lawn looks good again.
 
Have a sensational Saturday!
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2014 8:32:58 AM

Good morning, org,

It was a good day yesterday. :)

No special plans to go out anywhere today. Hubby and I won't be going to Emma's 2nd-to-the-last cheer game; it's about an hour away again (like last week). We'll just be staying home. Might even get in some porch time today. :)

Have a great day!
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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2014 7:25:25 AM



On this date, in 1415, the Battle of Agincourt between England and France during the Hundred Years War took place.

Welcome to Saturday, MidnightSun! Amen to that!
It is a shame what goes on in the minds and how they act on it for some, these days!
We may see the 70's again this weekend!
Make it a tremendous day!

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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2014 1:48:33 AM

Good morning org!

Will say lots of rain exceeds lots of snow. No outage. Am very thankful.

My heart and prayers goes out to the families of the Marysville, WA H.S. shootings. Two dead, four victims in critical condition. Never will understand what goes thru a 14 y/o pupil's (anyone's) mind to harm innocent students. This from his g/f breaking up w/him? How could this become the new norm? Am deeply saddened by yet another US school shooting. The list astounds.

Completed my rounds and posts early and enjoyed learning more of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. Looks like this will be the perfect game to play in the winter and during snow storms.

Took the drive to Whitefield to visit my pal the meat cutter at his store. No super deals, even tho split chicken breasts were $1.69 a lb. An older woman slipped and feel on the waxed vinyl floor tiles. Thankfully she was not injured and got up on her own.

Returned to Lancaster and headed north of US Rt 3 to the Town of North Umberland. Have not been there in 3 years, even tho it is but 5 miles north of downtown Lancaster.

Ocean's Job Lot, a Rhode Island based discount store is located there in the old Ames building. Had hoped that sesame oil was stocked. No such luck. Saw a few food items that gathered my interest, yet nothing was purchased.

Back to Shaw's in Lancaster revealed that their Kikkoman reduced soy sauce had about 50% less sodium the Job Lot did. Noted it in my daily planer. Bought St Louis cut ribs at Shaw's for 2.88 a lb.

Stopped at the PO to discover my order of StarCraft Brood War arrived from Stratham, GE. It was truly in mint condition for $5.99, 1st class pstg inc. Bought gas in town. Gas is down 5¢ to $3.04 a gallon.

Returned home to thank the seller and praise him/her for fast service, an accurate description, a fair low price.

Removed the crockpot from the canister. In theporclein oval bowl was red, yellow, and orange diced bell peppers, w/onions mushrooms, milled flaxseed, steelcut oatmeal w/2 eggs mixed in along w/a packet of onion soup mix, 1.5 lbs of ground pork sirloin roast and 6 sausages mixed together to form a 2.5" thick meat loaf. Golden pork gravy w/a half cup of water was poured in the sides and left to cook for 3 hours. Delish.

The ISS orbits early (6:51 PM) on the East Coast for those who can see it. See this and the other satellites in your area.

Civil twilight is 6:44 AM EDT. Night is 6:15 PM.

Sunrise: 7:14 AM. Set: 5:45 PM.

Length of day: 10h 31m. Length of visible light: 11h 31m. Tomorrow will be 2m 51s shorter.

The temp is 40° (4°C), the high will be 58° (14°C). A 1 day change into partly cloudy skies.

Have a tremendous day!

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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 8:57:15 PM



G00d Evening, TUrtLE1625 and Claudie!

TUrtLE, Stupid blonde; I would have given up after 3 miles!

Claudie, Hope you wish of regular days has been fulfilled!
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 8:37:10 AM

Good morning, org,

Thank goodness, I got Mom home (late yesterday afternoon)! She even made it back for her dinner at the ALF. So glad this is over. Well, sorta; will have to call the doctor's office and make an appointment for a follow-up visit.

I'll call Mom after that to tell her the time and date of the appointment, and to see how she's doing. She should be able to participate in the morning exercise and the lunch trip to Steak 'n' Shake. She's been looking forward to both.

All I can say for me is that I am ready to get back to my 'regular' days, and it starts with TODAY! Thank goodness!

Have a great day!
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 8:10:06 AM

Good Morning org,
<grin>

Spouting Horn, Depoe Bay, taken by Greg Henton.

Clean those restrooms:

On her way home from a long trip, a blonde drove past a sign that said "CLEAN RESTROOMS 8 MILES."

By the time she drove eight miles, she had cleaned 43 restrooms.

Happy Friday!
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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 6:11:24 AM



On this date, in 1648, the treaties for the Peace of Westphalia were signed, ending the Thirty Years War, ultimately destroying the Holy Roman Empire, and ushering in the modern European state system.

Welcome to Friday, MidnightSun!
G00d job!
I saw were the No'easter was going to be trouble for the next couple of days!
See you tommorrow.
Make this a delightful day!

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pinkelefant
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 2:22:50 AM

tgif, org!
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 1:46:15 AM

Good morning org!

Mull over all options. Choose one that is correct the first time. Avoid disappointments. Capture the flag and be victorious. ; )

Enjoyed the light rain on the drive to Littleton along the CT River Hwy. Saw the first wave of geese overhead, perhaps 60-70 of then honking up a storm. Not many leaves remain on the silver maples lining the CT River.

Bought at the mkt were Driscoll's raspberries $1.50 a pint, blackberries $1.67, cukes are up to 67¢ ea, a 1¼ lb head of leaf lettuce for $1.50, baby bella's were $2.25 for 10 oz, Limes 5/$1, lemons 5/$2, oranges 4/$2, Bartlett pears 98¢s a lb, and sweet potatoes just 54¢ a lb.

Here is the link to the latest prices from Big Papa's Market this week. In tax free Littleton, NH.

Shopped around for sesame oil in four stores. See that my small WM doesn't even carry it. Cheapest seen is $10.30 a qt at Shaws. Will use it to make my own oyster sauce, free of chemicals and MSG.

Also want to make pork, beef or chicken Lo Mein and beef and broccoli Chinese style w/oyster sauce. A common important ingredient to keep on hand. See most store do not stock it.

Returned home to enjoy some war games playing StarCraft II. StarCraft II continues the epic saga of the Protoss, Terran, and Zerg waging war upon each other.

These three distinct and powerful races clash once again in the fast-paced real-time strategy sequel to the legendary original, StarCraft. Legions of veteran, upgraded, and brand-new unit types will do battle across the galaxy, as each faction struggles for survival. It has my interest.

Getting the brunt of the storm tonight. Winds gusts up to 25 mph w/a chance of rain near 100 percent. Will be fast asleep and hope the power remains on for heat and to post in the morning. You will know the outcome if there are posts or none.

The ISS orbits early (6:03 PM) and up to twice tonight (7:40 EDT) for those who can see it. See it and the other satellites in your area.

Civil twilight is 6:43 AM EDT. Night is 6:16 PM.

Sunrise: 7:12AM. Set: 5:47 PM.

Length of day: 10h 34m. Length of visible light: 11h 33m. Tomorrow will be 2m 52s shorter.

The temp is 42° (5°C), the high will be 47° (8°C) w/light rain. Heavy rain is on the way.

Have a delightful day!

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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 7:41:24 PM



G00d Evening, Claudie, TUrtLE1625, and Farful!

Claudie, Sorry to hear about your Mom's recent hospital visit, but happy to hear she is doing better and may have be back at ALF by this writing!

TUrtLE, Wow, the joke about the blonds is a real 'sod' story!

Farful, Not sure how much g00d UN has done!
Some is more than nothing!
I taking it that the BIX Foundation estimate was g00d news!
Or fatter her up to be able to push it around this Winter!
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Farful
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 2:34:21 PM

Good afternoon org_elizard and All!
 
Org, Glad that the United Nations General Assembly convened.
 
Had a message ready to send this morning. Was playing bingo earlier but <poof> message disappeared when I came home. I won a game of bingo covering the card. K. did not win.
 
Storm clouds are in the area but have had just a few drops of rain.
 
BIX Foundation repair company stopped by today to give me an estimate. They said that I do not need to have piers installed.
 
Not sure if friend's wife will be using the snow blower. He may have to start treating her better.
 
Have a thankful Thursday!
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 8:28:59 AM

Good Morning org,
Could have been Jonathan. More likely, one of his relatives.

Why are you yelling that?

A painting contractor was speaking with a woman about her job.

In the first room, she said she would like a pale blue.

The contractor wrote this down and went to the window, opened it, and yelled out "green side up!"

In the second room, she told the painter she would like it painted in a soft yellow.

He wrote this on his pad, walked to the window, opened it, and yelled "green side up!"

The lady was somewhat curious, but she said nothing.

In the third room, she said she would like it painted a warm rose color.

The painter wrote this down, walked to the window, opened it and yelled "green side up!"

The lady then asked him, "Why do you keep yelling 'green side up'?"

"I'm sorry," came the reply. "But I have a crew of blondes laying sod across the street.

Happy Thursday!
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 7:35:35 AM

Good morning, org,

The past 2 days have surely be eventful as Mom unexpectedly went into the hospital (Tuesday evening). Her sodium and potassium numbers were VERY low again and needed to be 'fixed' right away. Thankfully, as of yesterday's readings, the numbers ARE coming up. :)

So this day is kind of in limbo as hubby and I wait to see if/when Mom can go home from the hospital; hoping her potassium and sodium numbers are close to 'normal' and we can get her home. IF that's the case, we're guessing maybe later this afternoon. Surely hoping so!

Have a great day!
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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 6:12:31 AM



On this date, in 1946, the United Nations General Assembly convened in New York for the first time.

Welcome to Thursday, MidnightSun! Sounds like Seattle type of weather!
A very thoughtful time to observe all options!
Make this a fantastic day!
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 2:12:27 AM

Good morning org!

Rain, rain go away, come back another day. Please.

More nice and gentle rain fell today. Like that it does stop at various times so the ground can absorb it. Going to be a long bleak week w/overcast and rain day and night, right thru Sunday.

Hope to have sunny days next week w/temps in the low 60's (17°C). Will wrap the base of my house about 4' up in plastic. Also a few feet of the lawn. This so when the snow arrives, it can be blown again the house and add further insulation. Helps the heating bill noticeably.

Bumped into my pal the auto mechanic and explained the situation w/the Neon. He wants to tow it and work on it in his shop. There is a dead spot on the 2 year old new starter.

Or some other issue, such as the neutral safety switch. Not sure a few hundred bucks, plus new tires, reg and Ins is worth it. Will mull it over. The Dart has under 5,300 miles.

Bought turbocharged Dart brand new July 11. 2013 after looking at cars for a entire year. Notebook in hand. Why rush in and err?

Took a drive to see my pal the meat mgr at his store in Whitefield.He has Tues and Wed off. Did speak to the meat cutter about some flank and shoulder cuts.

Bought a nice mix of ground beef and pork combo for $2.99 a lb. May make meatballs of meatloaf. No need to jump into a meal plan w/o pondering about for a few days.

Cooked the last 2 unfrozen wild caught cod purchased for $4.99. Steamed some carrots, then nuked the red, yellow bell peppers ,onions,and green beans made a few days ago.

Still have plenty of uncooked veggies left from last week such as Brussel Sprouts that need to be cooked. The rain is easy to inspire cooking.

Began to learn how to play the newly arrived Star Craft II game. Graphic athe orchestra music are superb. The step by step tutorial and beginners game play slowly allow one to learn the ins and outs of this fantastic game.

The ISS orbits by early tonight at 6:52 PM for those who do not have overcast. See it in your area.

Civil twilight is 6:41 AM EDT. Night is 6:18 PM.

Sunrise: 7:11AM. Set: 5:48 PM.

Length of day: 10h 37m. Length of visible light: 11h 36m. Tomorrow will be 2m 53s shorter.

The temp is 46° (8°C), the high will be 50° (10°C) w/rain on and off. Our Mt Washington (6,288' 1916 m) sees snow. So far the rain is a slow, steady rain.

Have a fantastic day!

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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 10:03:29 PM



G00d Evening, TUrtLE1625, Farful and three30!

TUrtLE, Hark; do I see Jonathan Livingston Seagull?
See, it just goes to show you, it's how one 'splain things that make things happen!

Farful, G00d luck to your friend getting his wife will use snow blower!

three30, ?
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three30
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 9:26:02 AM

Hi org,

Yesterday out at LaSalle Lake, I swam in the cove, had a snack in the grove then I rented a canoe.
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Farful
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 8:22:06 AM

Good morning org_elizard and All!!
 
Org, Must have been an important jump.
 
Friend said that maybe his wife will use snow blower.
 
Have a pleasant Thursday!
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 7:44:43 AM

Good Morning org,

Synchronized Flying from Kerry Terrell.

I deserve a first class seat:

A blonde gets on an airplane and sits down in the first class section of the plane. The stewardess rushes over to her and tells her she must move to coach because she doesn't have a first class ticket. The blonde replies, "I'm blonde, I'm smart, I have a good job, and I'm staying in first class until we reach Jamaica."

The disgusted stewardess gets the head stewardess who asks the blonde to leave. The blonde yet again repeats "I'm blonde, I'm smart, I have a good job and I'm staying in first class until we reach Jamaica." The head stewardesses doesn't even know what to do at this point because they still have to get the rest of the passengers seated to take off; the blonde is causing a problem with boarding now, so the stewardess gets the copilot.

The copilot goes up to the blonde and whispers in her ear. She immediately gets up and goes to her seat in the coach section. The head stewardess asks the copilot in amazement what he said to get her to move to her correct seat. The copilot replies, "I told her the front half of the airplane wasn't going to Jamaica."

HH
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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 6:08:17 AM



On this date, in 1797, Andre-Jacques Garnerin made the first parachute jump from a balloon.

Happy Hard Drive, MidnightSun! The the modem fix, sticks!
Hopefully the rain will let up s00n!
Make this a fabulous day!
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 1:41:05 AM

Good morning org!

Everything is perfect, except for the weather. A home is a fine invention. Most useful!

Somehow getting my posts and rounds done an hour earlier w/o an earlier wake up. Like to be done before first light and have plenty of day left.

Have not heard from the phone Co. They could have worked on the w/e problem of the modem resetting itself a number places. It is working well as this is typed.

Went out to buy gas that is $3.09 in Lancaster. Was amazed that $10 gave me 3.2 gallons and a half of a tank. Went into Shaws and looked for oyster sauce. They had only one kind that read oyster sauce flavored. The ingredients confirmed my suspicions.

Wanted Sesame oil, Asian toasted. Saw several on sale. Will compare the price(s) that WM charges when at that store. Want to make a Chinese marmalade and sauce w/o all the chemical found in the store bought ones.

Stopped at the P.O. picked up my mail and saw the yellow card that reads an item arrived that can not fit in the PO Box. It was the StarCraft II video game ordered from eBay on the 15th and mailed on the 16th.

It took only 4 days to arrive from Hermiston, OR. Gave the seller 4 stars across the board and added "Super Service" as comments. Have a new pc game to learn, play and get lost in.

This rain is a perfect way to remain indoors and get lost in the three different worlds of the Terrans, Protoss, and the Zerg. The graphics are so detailed and are truly magnificent.

The rain will swirl in a counter clockwise pattern due to our 6 day nor'easter w/rain. This is a macro-scale storm along the upper East Coast of the United States and Atlantic Canada; it gets its name from the direction the wind is coming. It feeds off the ocean and pounds inland.

The ISS orbits by twice tonight, early for those who can can it.

Civil twilight is 6:40 AM EDT. Night is 6:20 PM.

Sunrise: 7:10AM. Set: 5:50 PM.

Length of day: 10h 40m. Length of visible light: 11h 39m. Tomorrow will be 2m 53s shorter.

The temp is 43° (6°C), the high will be 49 (9°C) w/rain on and off. Mt Washington (6,288' 1916 m) sees snow.

Have a fabulous day!

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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 6:50:03 PM



G00d Evening, Claudie, TUrtLE1625, Farful and three30!

I mowed my yard on Saturday, by Sunday one could see the lawn for the leaves!
I trust your Mom's monthly protimes check was g00d and so the rest of her and our day!

TUrtLE, Thanks to you Frank; that could have got ugly!

Farful, I did not know that!
Sounds like your friend is getting along find if he brought a snow blower!

three30, Did you happen to see Glen or John?

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three30
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 1:49:52 PM

Hi org,

Yesterday when I was in Kilbourne, IL, I dipped my cup of soup back from a gurgling, crackling cauldron in some train yard.
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Farful
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 12:17:13 PM

Good morning org_elizard and All!
 
Org, That was Admiral Nelson's last battle.
 
Had the $2.99 buffet lunch with Clinton friend yesterday. He is happy to drive again now after recovering from broken leg. Hopes to schedule his hip replacement next. He purchased a JD snow blower from his neighbor this year for $50. He said his neighbor has moved away. JD snow blower has been used for years by his neighbor cleaning everyone's side walks of snow.
 
Have a TUrtLEifIC TERriFIC TUesDAY!

[Edited by: Farful at 10/21/2014 12:17:39 PM EST]
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 8:12:00 AM

Good Morning org,

First experience horse riding

A blonde decides to learn and try horse back riding unassisted without prior experience or lessons. She mounts the horse with great effort, and the tall, shiny horse springs into motion.

It gallops along at a steady and rhythmic pace, but the blonde begins to slip from the saddle. Out of shear terror, she grabs for the horse's mane but cannot seem to get a firm grip. She tries to throw her arms around the horse's neck, but she slides down the side of the horse anyway. The horse gallops along, seemingly oblivious to its slipping rider.

Finally, giving up her frail grip, she leaps away from the horse to try and throw herself to safety.

Unfortunately, her foot has become entangled in the stirrup. She is now at the mercy of the horse's pounding hooves as her head is struck against the ground again and again. As her head is battered against the ground, she is mere moments away from unconsciousness or even death when Frank, the Wal-Mart manager runs out to shut the horse off.

Have a Terrific Tuesday!
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 7:35:46 AM

Good morning, org,

The yard got done and is all purtied up, though, as soon as the yard guy was done with everything, some new leaves started to drift right down on the 'cleaned' yard! <shakes head>

I checked out the rest of the divisions and the NFC South teams have the worst records. <shakes head>

It's Tuesday, so I'll be taking Mom to WM, though, a little earlier than normal. We have to go to the doctor's office first to get blood drawn for her monthly protimes check (oh, please, please, please, be a good reading!!). Then I'll take her to the store and hope to get her back in enough time for an 'event' at the ALF...a local pre-school group is visiting (they also did last year), and they'll be 'trick-or-treating' up and down the ALF's hallways (each resident will be given a bag of candy to give out). Everybuddy involved loves it! :)

For me, after dropping Mom off at her place, I'll be on my way home, too. :)

Have a good day!
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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 6:11:34 AM



On this date, in 1805, Admiral Horatio Nelson died in the Battle of Trafalgar.

Welcome to Tuesday, MidnightSun! It's nice when 'updates' goes as planned!
You should be toastie this Winter!
Make this a wonderful day!
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 1:29:42 AM

Good morning org!

The internet is worldwide. Now at my fave tree!

Our low was 34° (1°C) and was higher than many places in southern New England. It was not warmer on the summit of 6,288' (1,916 m) Mt Washington. The manned Observatory saw 10°F (-12°C) for the low.

Finished my rounds and posts early this morning and saw 4 TV series on Netflix. After the last one a banner appeared and asked me to check my billing card which became outdated.

Bought three bolts at HD 2 m/a. My bank sent me a new card and cc number, in case the account was compromised. Changed to the new number and instantly rec'd a "problem solved" message, then 1 minute later a "updated your account." was successful. Thought it nicely smooth.

Found that my StarCraft cd has a skip on one of the orchestra songs as it is played. The disk has a nick in the center. Went online to eBay and order a new replacement disk in 'mint condition' for just $5.99, shpg is included. Such a deal as brand new one was $40, 16 y/ago.

Took a drive on the CT River hwy to see the silver maples have lost their leaves. Continued on to Littleton, went to Lowes and bought M-D Building Products 0.5-in x 10-ft Gray Closed-Cell Foam Window Weatherstrip and Frost King 1.25-in x 10-ft Black Foam Door Weatherstriping.

Spent just over $30 to seal the exterior doors and windows from the air leaks. My windows and doors are 25 y/o. Much of the front door weatherstripping was well worn from use.

Will save money on heat this winter. Walls are insulated to at least R-19 and the 2nd floor ceiling to at least R-38. Built all of my home. Usual cost of heating the house is $100 a month for the entire year.

Also using propane for cooking and hot water as well. Like to save money and keep warm at a low cost.

The ISS orbits over my area at 6:54 this evening. See it in your area along with the other satellites.

Civil twilight is 6:39 AM EDT. Night is 6:21 PM.

Sunrise: 7:09AM. Set: 5:51 PM.

Length of day: 10h 42m. Length of visible light: 11h 42m. Tomorrow will be 2m 55s shorter.

The temp is 34° (1°C), the high will be 55 (13°C) in partly cloudy skies.

Lots of rain arriving (up to 1 inch/25 mm an hour) remaining thru Saturday. 30-40 mph (48-64 k p/h) wind as well.

Have a wonderful day!

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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 10:17:43 PM



G00d evening, Claudie, TUrtLE1625, and Farful !

Claudie, Not much of a division when the top spot is held by a 3-3-1 team!
Hope you survived your kinda be a busy day.

TUrtLE, That's exactly why I don't recheck my answers!

Farful, Hope the visit to Sawmill Buffet was a success both in f00d and friends!

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Farful
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 9:49:48 AM

Good morning org_elizard and All!
 
Org, Revolution could be in the works. Communist infiltration sounds scary.
 
Planning to have the $2.99 Sawmill Buffet today at Wild Rose Casino in Clinton, IA. Friend, Ed, has recovered from his broken leg and is able to drive again. He may show up there too.
 
Welcome to Monday!
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 8:01:26 AM

Good Morning org,
I don't know.

The blonde test taker.

A blonde reports for her university final exam which consists of mainly true and false questions. She takes her seat in the examination hall, stares at the question paper for five minutes, and then in a fit of inspiration takes her purse out, removes a coin and starts tossing the coin and marking the answer sheet: true for heads and false for tails. Within thirty minutes she is all done, whereas the rest of the class is still working furiously.

During the last few minutes, she is seen desperately throwing the coin, swearing and sweating. The moderator, alarmed, approaches her and asks what is happening.

"I finished the exam in a half hour," she replies. "Now I'm rechecking my answers."

Happy Monday!
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 7:44:33 AM

Good morning, org,

It was a bad day for our entire division yesterday! Well, except for the Bucs, who had a Bye week.

The race? Yeah, hubby watched some of that, too.

It's going to kinda be a busy day for us. First the yard guy will come and take care of things, and then hubby will be going with me to a consultation about some dental work I'm probably going to have done. That appointment is at 2:30 up near where Mom lives. Hope it's not too long.

Have a good day!
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 6:05:52 AM



On this date, in 1947, the U.S. House Un-American Activities Committee opened meetings about alleged Communist infiltration in the Hollywood film industry.

Welcome to this day, Silverhand and MidnightSun!

Silverhand, Appreciate the Sunday Funnies!

MidnightSun, Oh, I see.
That a long line all the way from Texas!
Temperatures went from Summer to Winter!
Make this a pleasant day!
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 1:57:52 AM

Good morning org!

Doc did suggest the med nearly two weeks ago. Was me who decided to wait. Waiting no more.

Entertained myself playing StarCraft in the wee hours after my rounds and posts were completed. Later there was a problem with my internet connection.

The modem kept resetting itself and was up running 2-3 minutes before another reset occurred. Phoned FairPoint, my ISP, and reported this issue. The tech gal tested the line and net from Texas and showed a major problem somewhere.

Techs will test the line and come top the house tomorrow Kind of like this problem. It means a phone call to the biz office will get me a discount of half the usual months cost of $27.99 for 7 Mbps.

Ate the last of the beef stew. Simmered some basmati rice, made Julienne carrots and green beans nuked in the Pyrex mixing bowl. Cooked two of the cod, ate one, and has the leftovers in the fridge.

Will finish the cod, then make a crock dinner w/6-8 servings this week. Have lots of rice. Perhaps it is time for shrimp fried rice along w/a ton of veggies. Also thawed out a 1.5 lb pkg of ground pork sirloin roast. One year ago it was bought for $1.59 a lb. Dbl that these days.

Went outdoors twice after the rain ended at 10 AM. Raw as could be. Damp to the bone. The temp was 39 (4C) at 10:30. At 12:30 is was barely better at 41 (5C), the high for the day. Going to have to get used to the coming deep freeze.

Can hear lots of shots in the distance during the day. They are hunters firing their riffles during this now in full swing hunting season. The shots will ring out until December.

The ISS flies over at 7:44 PM in my area. See when it and the other satellites orbits by in your area.

Civil twilight is 6:38 AM EDT. Night is 6:23 PM.

Sunrise: 7:07AM. Set: 5:53 PM.

Length of day: 10h 45m. Length of visible light: 11h 44m. Tomorrow will be 2m 55s shorter.

The temp is 38° (5°C), the high will be 51 (11°C) in partly cloudy skies.

Have a pleasant day!

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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 7:27:05 PM

Hello, org!

Sunday funnnies:
For Better or For Worse
Pickles
Pearls Before Swine
Grand Avenue
Agnes
Baby Blues

Have a great week!
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 6:52:40 PM



G00d evening, TUrtLE1625, Claudie, and Farful!

TUrtLE, I think you may correct, or just stunned !
Thanks for today's Autumn is Near! Who is the girl, in the last panel, supposed to represent?

Claudie, Sounds like we had similar weather yesterday!
The Falcons had as bad of a day as the Panther's today! 8^(
Did you change to the race earlier?

Farful, I think we may need another revolution!
Few things are still growing, but that may come to an end tonight!

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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 10:23:57 AM

Good morning org_elizard and All!
 
Org, Interesting time in history. Thank you for sharing.
 
Mr. Frost paid us a visit over night. Gardening season is over now.
 
Good news! Phone line is repaired but need written estimate for other repair.
 
Happy Sunday!
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 8:35:34 AM

Good morning, org,

What a gorgeous day it was yesterday for the open house/festival at the ALF (perfect day #4?)! Sunshiny (and a blue-blue sky), about 75° and a slight breeze. Nice!

It was just hubby and me who showed up there from my family, but we had a good time sitting with Mom, just talking, visiting with other residents and their families, and, of course, eating lunch. It felt so good to just be sitting out in that wonderful sunshine!

I am staying home today. I have a few 'things' to finish up, and then hubby and I will be watching (on TV) the Falcons play in Baltimore at 1 PM; he'll check out the race at commercial times. :) Other than that, no other special plans. :)

Have a great Sunday!
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 7:54:34 AM

Good Morning org,
Maybe he was a blonde, too.

Your Sunday movie is entitled Autumn is Near, from Chee Chee Martin.

The music is "Sweetness and Light" by Chuck Brown.

The movie is shorter than stated unless you want to listen longer to the music. After the credits there is a poem which concludes the graphics.

Hoping you have a peaceful autumn Sunday!
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 7:23:35 AM



On this date, in 1781, British General Cornwallis surrendered to General George Washington at Yorktown, Va., bringing an end to the last major battle of the American Revolution.

Welcome to Sunday, MidnightSun! Results from the hospital are like a miracle. Makes you wonder why the doctor did not prescribe earlier?
Is the rain from the effects from Gonzalo?
Make this a splendid day!
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 2:01:27 AM

Good morning org!

Results from the hospital are even better than imagined. Like a miracle.

The diltiazem, 240 mg a day, for my heart palpitations is working fabulously. No longer 150 beats per minute since the first was taken on Friday morn. Could sleep easily and worry free. Perfect!

Enjoyed some StarCraft battles, then some TV Shows on Netflix. Watch 20 minutes of The Following pilot. Liked the escape, found the following 10 minutes of character build up to be boring. Watched an episode of Criminal Minds, which kept my attention gigantically.

The cod on sale at Shaw's, this w/e only was too big a savings to stay away from. Took a drive south on Rt 135 beside the CT River to see much of the sugar maple leaves knocked to the ground and water by the pouring rain.

Did get some pix the other day while the leaves were still green w/a light hue of color. No spectacular colors this year, due to the lack of rain for the past month.

Bought 4 more pieces of wild caught cod, some of the 18 oz cans of Campbells soups for $1 ea, and a HFCS free loaf of Shaw's bread. Still considering the six dbl wide rolls of paper towels for $5.99. That sale remains through Thursday.

Picked up my mail at the PO, then returned home. Had a meal of scrumptious cod, veggies and a healthy salad for my late lunch/dinner combo. Removed 1 24 oz container of soup from the freezer and replaced the space w/the new cod.

It rained on the severe side of moderate much of the day. Listened to the online radio of my fave station and looked through the pix taken all year. Will upload a few every couple of days by Monday's post.

Civil twilight is 6:36 AM EDT. Night is 6:24 PM.

Sunrise: 7:06 AM. Set: 5:55 PM.

Length of day: 10h 48m. Length of visible light: 11h 47m. Tomorrow will be 2m 57s shorter.

The temp is 43° (6°C), our high for the day in overcast skies w/a 40% chance of rain.

Have a splendid day!

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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 7:16:49 PM



G00d evening, Farful and TCOROLLA!

Farful, I think everything was 'aligned' after that!
G00d news on both repairs?

TCOROLLA, Time is marching on!

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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 11:32:09 AM

Good morning org_elizard.
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 9:45:01 AM

Good morning org_elizard and All!
 
Org, That seemed to work well once the line was in place.
 
Both house calls were favorable. The phone √ ed out and was repaired remotely by the tech. HelieTec agent gave me an oral estimate. He will e-mail me a written estimate later.
 
Have a sensational Saturday!
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 7:56:45 AM



On this date, in 1767, the boundary between Maryland and Pennsylvania, the Mason-Dixon line, was agreed upon.

Welcome to Saturday, MidnightSun and Claudie!

MidnightSun, Glad to hear you received g00d results from your recent trip to the hospital!
Another g00d day of values!
Make today a tremendous day!

Claudie, Enjoy your day at the festival!
Perfect trifecta?

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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 7:47:21 AM

Good morning, org,

Today is the ALF's Fall Festival, and, thank goodness, it's going to be a gorgeous day for it...sunny and about 75°. Hubby and I will be going about 11 and staying for a while. It's always great to see everybuddy having such a fun time. :)

Another perfect day here, I think. So that would be perfection, tripled?

Have a great day!
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 2:01:47 AM

Good morning org!

Nights are to be in the 30's and 20's into Mon morn.

Mowing until Dec? Wanna earn an extra $20!

Went to lay down after my early morning rounds and posts to get in a nap. All that could be heard was my heart racing and the sound echoing off the mattress from the pillow into my ears.

Drove to the hospital ER and saw the doc. Told him the sound was keeping me from sleeping and worrying me. Asked him to look up the heart specialist recommendations and results.

In under 30 minutes there was a call to Lancaster's Rite Aid for a Rx. Drove the 10 minutes to the pharmacy and had the script of diltiazem 240 mg a day waiting for me.

The pills are normally $60 for a 30 day script. It was an amazing $1.20 w/my AARP Plus coverage plan. Did not have another episode of palpitations since taking the med at 9 AM yesterday. Think the taking the medication is a prudent decision.

Stopped at Shaw's for their w/e super sale. Wild, caught at sea, cod is $4.99 a lb. Purchased 4 pieces with thick loins. Normal price is $7.99 alb. Saved about 40% on the sale.

Fried up in evoo a large amount of red, orange, and red bell peppers. After a few minutes same sized chucks of yellow onion were added. Last 8 ounces of baby bella mushrooms were stirred in.

Had a delightful amount of cod, pepper jack cheese melted on top along w/the stir fried veggies. Like that extra was prepared for left overs all w/e. Also bought asparagus for the low cost of $1.88 a lb. Lots of veggie varieties this week to enjoy at mealtime.

The ISS orbits by the East Coast early at 7:44 tonight. See it in your neighborhood along with the other satellites.

Civil twilight is 6:35 AM EDT. Night is 6:26 PM.

Sunrise: 7:05 AM. Set: 5:56 PM.

Length of day: 10h 51m. Length of visible light: 11h 50m. Tomorrow will be 2m 56s shorter.

The temp is 48° (9°C), the high to be 61° (16°C) in overcast skies w/a 40% chance of rain.

Have a tremendous day!

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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 8:36:38 PM



G00d Evening, TUrtLE, Claudie and Farful!

TUrtLE, v
What I can't figure out, is why the man let her cut the second and third hole!

Claudie, Beautiful day here also, with a high of 72°.
Perfection, squared?

Farful, I am sure it was a taxing situation!
Hope both service calls were satisfactory!
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