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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: Dec 18, 2014 7:10:22 PM



G00d Evening, Claudie, TUrtLE1625, Lighting10K and Farful!

Claudie, G00d news about Mom's first physical therapy session going well.
Hope your stay home today and getting hubby to help, went as planned!

TUrtLE, Tree all decorate and shining brightly!

Lighting10K, Did you finish the painting today?

Farful, Glad to hear the routine appointment went well for Mrs. Farful!

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Farful
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2014 12:27:28 PM

Good morning org_elizard and All!
 
Org, Great song!
 
Routine appointment went well for Mrs. Farful.
 
Thankful it is Thursday!
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Lighting10K
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2014 11:17:08 AM

Good Morning Org elizard!!

42° cloudy sky Mite make 50's today.
Looks like rain over the weekend.

Still painting the inside of a house. Was a bedroom and the hall way.
Than she added part of the kitchen and a bathroom. So I look at ever
room in the house and we added part of a bedroom and family room to it.
Should be finish today.

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

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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2014 8:10:43 AM

Good Morning org,
Like that, cOOl.

Are you ready to decorate the Christmas tree?

While you're decorating and/or posting here is an instrumental version of O Christmas Tree that you can listen to.

Have a Thankful Thursday!
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2014 7:49:35 AM

Good morning, org,

Christmas shopping all done. :)

Mom had her first physical therapy session yesterday, and according to her, it went well. Boy, she said! Was she ever tired afterwards. Apparently the therapist did some leg exercises for about 20 minutes and lastly had Mom walk from one end of the hallway to the other end and then back to her room (the hallway is quite long, too). The next session is supposed to be on Monday.

I am staying home today. Have many, many things to do as this is pretty much the only day to do them. The next week basically has no days 'off,' so it's gotta be today! Hoping I can get hubby to help. <crossing fingers>

Have a great day!
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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2014 7:19:21 PM



G00d Evening, Claudie, TUrtLE1625 and Farful!

Claudie, G00d to hear everything went well yesterday with Mom getting all her shopping done and your Post Office visit!
Hope today's shopping of many stops to finish up for Christmas went well!

TUrtLE, That was c00l info on elephant's ears!

Farful, Much better pricing!
Hope Mrs. Farful has a routine doctor appointment today was just that!

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Farful
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2014 9:57:13 AM

Good morning org_elizard and All!
 
Org, Orville and Wilbur became overnight heroes that day.
 
Oops! Gas at Sam's yesterday was $2.26 not $3.26. Today it is $2.22.
 
Mrs. Farful has a routine doctor appointment today. Hope the wait is not too long. Saw on the news that many folks are sick with the flu earlier this year.
 
HHD!
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2014 8:14:25 AM

Good Morning org,

#7 Elephant ears signify species.

Two elephant species have been recognized in the Animal Kingdom: Asian and African. Besides originating from different parts of the world, one way to distinguish between the two is to take a closer look at the size of their ears. African elephants have larger ears that are shaped like their native continent. Meanwhile, Asian elephants’ ears are smaller because they don’t have to battle the heat like their African counterparts (elephants can flap their ears to cool off).

Have a Wonderful Wednesday!
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2014 7:34:34 AM

Good morning, org,

Everything went quite well yesterday with me taking Mom to WM; she ended up having to walk from the handicap parking place into WM b/c the greeter didn't see us, but, thank goodness, she HAD 'put aside' a motorized cart for Mom. Mom got all her shopping done and rode the cart right back out to the car. :)

I am so happy and pleased with the help this lady has given to Mom that I RACKed her (Random Act of Christmas Kindness) and gave her a gift card to go eat out. She was so humbled. She is also so great! :)

Stopped off at the post office on my way home yesterday. The parking lot was again FULL, but surprisingly the 2 lines moved quickly. I guess I only ended up waiting in line about 10 minutes, which wasn't really bad at all.

It's a shopping day for me today! Many stops to make, trying to make sure I get everything finished up for Christmas. Not a bad morning, though. :)

Have a great day!
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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2014 6:09:52 AM



On this date, in 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright made the first flight in a heavier-than-air plane at Kitty Hawk, N.C.

Happy Hard Drive, MidnightSun! Gald to hear your recovery is going well! Don't over do it!
Spring will bring a new chapter to your life!
Make this a fabulous day!

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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2014 2:25:18 AM

Good morning org!

Sleeping often at strange hours.

The latest update:
Friday was a big day for me. Dug the Dart out of the snow, warmed it up and cleared the windows. Fired up the Arien 28" snowthrower and cleaned up the driveway and walkway.

Went nice and slow to scrape as much snow and ice off the 200' (61 metre) drive and 50' (15 metre)walkway to the house. Used the half barrel of sand mixed w/lots of salt that the town dropped off the week before on one side of the driveway and several times on the way to the house.

Was out 3.5 hours cleaning the cars on snow removal detail, and sanding. Without a doubt the time spent was exhausting. A 3 hour nap was taken. Sleep is still erratic. Longest rest is 3 hours, once and a while 4 hours. Body needs all the sleep that can be had.

Woke up the next day, after several sleep sessions, achy w/a hip that hurt as much as it did the next day after the hip replacement surgery. That surgery was just 3 weeks ago yesterday. Am halfway thru the typical recovery cycle.

It takes 6 weeks just for bone to recover cutting through it, even if one is a healthy teen. Am about halfway through the return to a normal state of bone health. Strength and stamina will follow.

Took the Dart for my first drive on Saturday. Visited Mac's Market in Whitefield. Spent 15 minutes explaining to my meat mgr pal the hip replacement surgery and the events that happened w/the trans bus driver. He was amazed that my composure was contained.

Bought some store made 80% lean hot Italian sausage for $1.98. Always good to have in stock. Made sausage peppers, onions, and mushrooms over the w/e. Also bought cod for $6.99 and had a feast w/evoo lemon added and plenty of veggies.

Monday saw the young female PT phone to say she was to be 40 minutes late. Asked her if Tuesday would work for her as it would for me. Yes, it would for us both.

Jumped into the Dart and drove to the super WalMart on Woodsville NH. Really needed some items and wanted to go for a soothing long drive. Also been having my heart set on preparing homemade teriyaki sauce — no MSG.

Bought a veggie loaded cold cut combo, a foot long for just $4. It is the customer appreciation discount special along w/the meatball sub, $2 for a 6", $4 for a footlong until the end of the year.

Returned an opened Taster's Choice instant coffee 7 oz (198 grams) container. My hip replacement surgery story helped to pull this off.

Had a field day shopping and walking in the store w/o aid. Had a hand basket to stock and buy items my local WM does not stock. Treated myself to a premium red velvet cake slice 6" long and 2" wide. Think it was $1.75 ea. Know it was a slice of heaven.

Was fatigued big time on the drive home, nearly 80 miles r.t. Put the food away and took a long nap. Woke up to find the walking was overdone. It was painful to walk normally up my stairs. Was the next day also.

The PT gal visited early Tuesday morning. Gave me an illustrated list of 7 exercises to strengthen my hip. She added positive vibes telling me so much has been accomplished in just 3 short weeks. My last home PT w/ her.

Took my 5th rest period of the day when she left. Can be awake and an hour later be so drowsy that another sleep session is needed. Know sleep is great for healing. Also know things will be fabulous once the sleepy feeling passes. Have about 3 weeks remaining as a Good afternoon everyone!

Am 3 weeks into the 6 week representative example of recovery. The last home visit of the PT gal was Tuesday morning. She gave me moral support, hearty PT, and excellent enthusiasm during all of her visits.

Know these next three weeks will see great improvement with the pain/soreness leaving forever. Looking forward to walking up and down the road and improving my stamina.

Crossing of my legs and bending at a 90° angle are no no's at the present time. It is nice to recover at the beginning of winter and sure do look forward to returning back to hiking, ever so slowly, when my hip is fully healed.

Spring will be extra special for me. A new year and more importantly, new beginnings.

Civil twilight is 6:43 AM EST. Night is 4:41 PM.

Sunrise: 7:17 AM. Set: 4:07 PM.

Length of day: 8h 50m. Length of visible light: 9h 57m. Tomorrow will be 18s shorter.

Temperature is 31° (0.5°C), the high will be 37° (3°C). There is an 80% chance of rain.

Have a fabulous day!

              : )
 
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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2014 8:29:14 PM



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

Claudie , Hoping your day and timing was as expected!

Lighting10K, Had the same weather here today, with a partial rainbow sited during this mornings commute. Supposed to turn cold again later this week!

TUrtLE, Nothing really here, just cool, drab and rainy!
I don't think I could bear the consequence of finding out the type of bear chasing me!

Farful, I think it shook things up for a while!
Our average gas price is $2.483.

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Farful
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2014 9:51:45 AM

Good morning org_elizard and All!
 
Org, That was a big quake!
 
Gas at Sam's this morning is $3.26.
 
Have a TUrtLEifIC TERriFIC TUesDAY!
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2014 8:20:37 AM

Good Morning org,
Are you storming around again? :-)

#6 Brown bears can be black and vice versa.

Don’t be fooled by the color of the coat! Despite their names, black and brown bears come in many different shades, often depending on the range and region of the subspecies. The best way to tell them apart would be to have one chase after you in the wild. If it follows you up a tree, you’ve got a black bear on your tail. If it just knocks the tree over, it’s a brown bear. (We seriously don’t recommend trying this.)

Have a Terrific Tuesday!
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Lighting10K
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2014 7:27:14 AM

Good Morning Org elizard!!

Good to see you back in the saddle ridding the computer.

57° partly raining sky, 50% Humidity, SW 9 Wind, 54° Feel like
Had rain late yesterday evening to over night in to the morning.
Should clear up in a few hours and be partly sunny sky in the 50's.

Be working this afternoon. Need to let it dry out some.
I have a painting job indoors tomorrow.

Which a little TV last night. No roundball games I wanted to watch.

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

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Claudie
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2014 7:16:25 AM

Good morning, org,

This morning I'm taking Mom to WM (she insisted); it'll be the first time I've taken her out anywhere since the last hospital visit. I'll be honest; I am kinda nervous about this today, but we'll see how it goes. I have a few places to stop on the way home, one being the post office again. Couldn't get the stamps I needed yesterday (though I did mail some letters) b/c the place was PACKED! Hoping for a better time today.

Have a great day!
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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2014 7:09:04 PM



G00d Evening, TUrtLE1625, Claudie, three30 and Farful!

TUrtLE, Thanks for the welcoming back message!
The 'storm' is due in here tomorrow; not anything like what your area experienced!

Claudie, Thanks for welcome back message!
I trust you day of going to the nail salon, a short stop to see Mom, a stop at the post office was uneventful!.

three30, Such Procol Harum imagery!

Farful, I was thinking the same thing!
Sounds like a g00d time at Quad Cities Waterfront Convention Center!

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Farful
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2014 12:08:02 PM

Good morning org_elizard and All!
 
Org, Mystery sounds suspicious.
 
Christmas program was really good at the Quad Cities Waterfront Convention Center yesterday. Enjoyed the live music there by several musical groups. It was sponsored by Bettendorf. Over 500 folks showed up. We had cookies and soft drinks to enjoy during the performance.
 
Enjoy a magical Monday!
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three30
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2014 9:10:30 AM

Hi org,

I was in Cordova, IL yesterday and the Conquistador there had a vulture sitting upon his silver shield.
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2014 7:37:13 AM

Good morning, org,

Yay! A stable computer is good! Glad to see you back. :)

Today starts a coupla of really busy weeks for me. I'll be going to the nail salon in a while, and then after that, a short stop to see Mom to drop off some papers she needs to fill out. Then I need to make 2 extra stops on the way home, including a stop at the post office to buy some stamps (for my Christmas cards). I hope I won't have a really long wait there; I saw on the news that today could be one really busy day at the post office as people really get into sending their packages. We shall see.

Have a great day!
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2014 6:47:11 AM

Good Morning org,
A stable computer makes for a stable org, don't ya know? Good to have you back.

Today I'm sharing several recent photos with captions off of the county web site.

After our recent storm...it turned REALLY quiet....

I thought you said there was a big storm here.
Yep, yesterday! You reeeeealy missed it!!
Photo taken by Maggie Hamlin.

And...once again we settle back down to
quiet beauty on the Central Coast.
Photo by Dan Wollin.

What did one baby goat say to another baby goat?

"Hey cutie- let me talk yer ear off."
Photo taken by Ken Gagne.

Have a Magical Monday!
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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2014 6:13:29 AM



On this date, in 1944, band leader Glenn Miller disappeared in a plane crash over the English Channel.

Welcome to this day, MidnightSun, pinkelefant, Claudie, TUrtLE1625, Farful, 10k, Lighting10K and Silverhand! Thanks to all for stopping by
I think we are stable for now ( the computer not me!)
Hopefully we are back to normal posting!
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Silverhand
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2014 3:12:12 PM

Hello, org!

Sunday funnies:
For Better or For Worse
Pickles
Agnes
FoxTrot
Pearls Before Swine
Big Nate

Have a great week!
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pinkelefant
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2014 12:16:13 PM

Hi org! Hope your puter is back up soon!
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Lighting10K
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2014 11:56:56 AM

Good Morning Org elizard!!

Working here in a few minute.

45° sunny sky, Today low 60's.

Enjoy your Sunday while having fun in Life...............
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2014 7:43:27 AM

Good Morning org,
I gather your computer is still sick. The Sunday movie can be a Monday or Tuesday or any day of the week movie for you.

Your Sunday movie is entitled, Christmas Long Ago. The song performed by Daniel O'Donnell is also entitled, "Christmas Long Ago."
If you recognize the movie, it's a rerun from 2011.
It's presented to us by Steve Politte.

Reminisce as you watch and listen.

Have a Blessed Sunday!
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2014 7:41:44 AM

<peeks in and looks around, not seeing org; frowns>

Computer not fixed yet. :(

Hopefully soon.
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10k
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2014 3:31:11 AM

; )
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2014 7:22:29 AM

Good morning, org,

Hope you get your computer fixed soon.

No errands for me to do today, so I'll just stick around the house.

:)

Have a great day!
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Farful
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2014 11:49:38 AM

Good morning org_elizard and All!
 
Org, Hope that your computer problems are solved ASAP. Friend said that he is having computer problems with his laptop yesterday. He said that it is running very slow and is taking it in for full recovery.
 
My computer was giving me fits. I switched to Google Chrome and it is running much more smOOthly now.
 
Had a fun time playing bingo at Chick-Fil-A. Mrs. Farful and I each won a game.
 

TGIF!
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2014 8:06:50 AM

Good Morning org,
You were missed in TL this morning.
Good luck with your computer.

#5 If you can count the humps on a camel, you can spell out the species.

Dromedary camel
Bactrian camel

What’s a camel to do with their humps? First things first, camels don’t store water in their humps. If that were the case, Bactrian camels would have the advantage of an additional hump to hydrate themselves or their human travelers. Now jot this one down: B is for Bactrian, and D is for dromedary. If the letter “D” were laying on it’s flat side, it would resemble the single hump found on dromedary camels. Following that logic, I’m sure you can figure out “B.”

Have a Fantastic Friday
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2014 7:48:26 AM

Good morning, org,

Hope you get those computer issues fixed.

Watching Emma today (just like old times); she doesn't feel up-to-par, and the other grandparents cannot watch her. Good thing I had a stay-at-home day planned. We'll see what I can get done, though.

Have a great day!
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pinkelefant
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2014 5:01:36 AM

hey org!
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2014 4:56:13 AM

Good morning org!

Want to share the latest.

Still sleeping 10-12 hours daily, at all crazy times, including the afternoons. Sleep sessions are 5x a day. Fatigue can set in quickly.

Have a home hospice care young nurse/PT that visits now twice a week, down from 3x a week. Monday will be her final visit. She had no problem backing in my driveway on Monday after a w/e of fresh fallen snow.

Will begin with the drama on Tuesday. Phoned for transportation from North Country CAP last week for an appointment on this day. Driver phoned to get directions to my place.

Specifically said to hug the forest side of the driveway. He telephoned 45 minutes early and said he was at the town church and would be heading up the mtn to my property in a second.

Put on a heavy shirt, winter jacket, and used the walker in 4" of snow to get to the driveway. Heard the 10-12 passenger bus backing up on the steady dogleg driveway.

It was slow going w/the walker in the 4" of snow. Place, step, lift, place, step,repeat. When the bus was seen it was off the driveway, now on the snowcovered lawn that has an downward slope.

Immediately the 70 y/o semi retired trans driver tried to save face by saying he got stuck because the driveway was not plowed of the merely 4" of snow.

Told him no, that is not what happened. A women backed in the day before w/o a problem. Told him he backed up 5' ((1.5 meters) off of the driveway and that got him stuck w/the right side of the rig on the sloped down lawn.

Left my walker to the side of the driveway and walked inside. Phoned the Tax Collector and related the event and asked if she would be kind enough to cell phone her hubby, the Road Agent (foreman), of the town's Hwy Dept.

Returned to the trans bus to tell the fellow that the town was arriving to haul him out. Saw freshly pealed orange skins thrown into the snow and a tree.

Told him he ate an orange and littered my property w/ the peals.He said he was feeding the birds. Told him no bird eats orange peals. What kind of upbringing did you have? Pick up the peels, all of it.

Noticed that since my walker was left there a mystical being from the forest mysteriously broke the cross bar of the walker used 3x. It retails for $145.

Knew the only one in ½ mile took out his anger/frustration on my new walker. Did not say one word.

The town 4 wheel drive sander arrived w/a chain to save the day. Knew the fellow well. He also is the Recycle Center attendant. Stepped back a few feet and nodded my head, meaning no to the town worker. The message was rec'd.

Town employee looked under the bus for a few seconds and said there is nothing to hook a chain to — "You'll have to call for a wrecker." Driver asked me if there was a wrecker in town.

"Nope, none in this town." Town employee dropped a 200 pound barrel of sand, no shovel, and drove away. Back into the house for me, leaving the driver to fend for himself, alone, w/great anxiety.

Moral:
One Good Turn Deserves Another — Aesop's Fables. One sows what they reap. "A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back." — Proverbs 29:11.

Phoned the surgeon and explained that the trans bus was stuck in the snow and my appointment needed to be cancelled. As the staples needed to be removed. and appointment was made late Wed afternoon.

Telephoned my neighbor to ask if he was able to drive me to the hospitable. He was. Also phoned the trans Co and explained that the driver left the driveway and made himself stuck.

Said the driver will swear this happened due to me not plowing just 4" (10 cm) of snow, already w/tire tracks from the nurse visit the day before w/o incident.

Told the dispatcher the driver left the driveway, that is why he was stuck. Did not mention the orange peel litter or the mysteriously broken walker that happened sitting out by itself in the driveway. Did not have to.

The following morning my neighbor to the north had to pick up his tractor starter fromaCoin St Johnsbury, VT. Close by was the distributer of the walker. Neighbor took the walker along w/him, stopped at the med supply Co and had them repair the walker, there and then, good as new.

Neighbor stopped back at 3 PM to take me in his pick up to the hospital for my two week follow up and have the 32 staples removed. Found out their were 40 sutures internally to close the muscle and skin.

Can not say the wire staple removal, just like what is used on paper at one's home, was painless. No pain meds were used. Yet the removal surely was far less than getting stung 32x.

A few drops of blood, some alcohol wiped it away, and the event was over. Dr visited me and asked how things were. Said stairs could be taken normally and soon a cartwheel could be done.

We talked extensively about hiking on an incline vs steps of a ladder. He said when my quads could take hours of two steps w/o fatigue, the mtns could be returned. Am not able to take a dbl step at this time.

Plan on building up as a beginner would for their first steady elevation gain. Have snowshoes ready for when the first 2' (.6 metres) or more of snow arrives.

The x-c skis wait for deep snow. My ice skates are ready, when it will be far below freezing each day.

Did stop in Shaw's after my Wed doc appointment to buy some needed goodies.

May clean the new Dart of snow and drive to Littleton to the stores. Will be my first time driving since the hospital trip 2.5 weeks ago on Nov 24.

Civil twilight is 6:40 AM EST. Night is 4:39 PM.

Sunrise: 7:13 AM. Set: 4:06 PM.

Length of day: 8h 53m. Length of visible light:9h 59m. Tomorrow will be 41s shorter.

Temperature is 29° (-2°C), the high will be 39° (4°C).

Have a delightful day!

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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2014 9:27:49 PM



G00d Evening All. Having problems with computer for the last 24 hours. Still working on, final issues (hopefully and hope to be back up an running tomorrow morning!
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2014 7:31:52 AM

Good morning, org,

I heard that Cam had been released from the hospital, and that, yes, he wouldn't be playing on Sunday. They have a backup QB?

Well, it looks like things are going to be interesting today. Daughter just called and asked if Emma could stay with us today; apparently she doesn't feel well, and the other grandparents have plans for today, so Emma's coming over here. I cannot change my plans for the morning b/c I have a chiro appointment at 9:30, and then I have several stops to make on the way home. It looks like hubby will be keeping an eye on her, at least, for this morning.

Have a great day!
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2014 6:59:45 AM

Good Morning org,
It hadn't started yet. We'll see what happens today. Have you ever seen a one try to fly when it is really windy?

#4 animal fact:

Bright colors convey toxins.

"Unlike the striking plumage found in some male birds, the sparkling colors on certain amphibians, reptiles, and even insects are not an invitation but a warning, a built-in “Do Not Touch” sign. Poison frogs, for example, don’t inject their toxins into prey (like venomous snakes do), but if a predator tries to snack on one of these jewels of the rain forest, they will be in for a sore surprise. The same is true for vibrant monarch butterflies, which eat poisonous toxins for every meal in the form of milkweed. Now, we can’t forget to mention the poisonous mimickers that appear bright and dangerous but aren’t. Instead of remembering a long list of posers, a good rule of thumb is: Bright colors? Beware!"

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

Lighting10K, Started the day at 33° but with wind felt like 25° this morning, maybe rose to 50° but did not feel like with 20 mph wind.

TUrtLE, The storm did not seem to affect the gulls!

Claudie, Glad the visit was g00d!
Cam is still up in the air, but know he will not play on Sunday!

Farful, Hope the driver was able to find a alternate route on on time!



[Edited by: org_elizard at 12/10/2014 7:35:30 PM EST]
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Good morning org_elizard and All!
 
Org, Human Rights are good.
 
Serious accident this morning on northbound US 61 north of Muscatine, IA. Detour has been set up for northbound traffic. Hope no one is injured. Bus may be late.
 
HHD!
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Good morning, org,

We had a good visit with hubby's sister and her husband yesterday. It was also good to see Mom beforehand; she looks and sounds much better. She found out that she'll be starting PT maybe on Friday, so that should help her.

Bad news about Cam Newton. What's the latest?

So it'll be off to the stores I go today! Since I didn't take Mom to WM, I'll need to go there for the things she wants and then I'll go to the grocery store. Thank goodness, that is IT for today!

Have a great day!
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2014 7:32:46 AM

Good Morning org,

Quite a storm we're having on the coast.

Here is a photo of the sea gulls that Ken Gagne captured just ahead of the storm.

...and another that Ken has titled, standing on the corner watchin’ all the “gulls” go by… This photo was taken in south county.

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Good Morning Org elizard!!

36° partly cloudy sky, in the 50's today maybe.

Working around the house and for people too.

Enjoy your Wednesday while having fun in Life.............
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On this date, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted its Universal Declaration on Human Rights.

Happy Hard Drive, TCOROLLA! Life, as we know it, will be different s00n!
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Good evening org_elizard.
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G00d Evening, Claudie, TUrtLE1625 and Farful!

Claudie, G00d news about your acquisition of the Samsung Tablet'; Sorry about the Falcons loss!
I am sure more tablet play is in you immediate future!

TUrtLE, So males are more colorful!

Farful, We are supposed to moderate this week!

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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2014 4:52:15 PM

Good afternoon org_elizard and All!
 
Org, Mild weather continues without the Polar Vortex.
 
Thank you for the World War II information.
 
Have a TUrtLEifIC TERriFIC TUesDAY!
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Good Morning org,
I don't think so. Guessing that with the stormy weather we are suppose to have all week the crabbing boats won't be going out.

Animal facts from the San Diego Zoo's web site continue.
#3 animal fact:

Male birds are more colorful than females.

"Generally speaking, males tend to be the beauty pageant winners of the winged world. Let’s turn to our friend Charles Darwin for an explanation. Next to his theory of natural selection, Darwin concluded that when it comes to reproduction, sexual selection gives some organisms an advantage over others. For birds, it’s all about the presentation, which explains why many males are covered in striking and ornate plumage, while females are not. Female birds, on the other hand, get to pick the most attractive male to mate with, so males have incentive to primp their plumage!"

Have a Terrific Tuesday!
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Good morning, org,

I got a new toy yesterday; I got a Samsung Galaxy tablet with a 10.5 inch screen. Son pretty much got it set up for me and then showed me some stuff. I am so glad he did that b/c, watching him and answering questions about the set-up, I don't know if I could have done it myself. Now I just have to learn a whole lot more.

I stayed up late (for me) and watched the Falcons game against the Packers. They looked horrible during the first half; the score was 31-7, Packers. <shakes head> They must have had a fire lit under them during the second half b/c they played a heckuva lot better, scoring 30 points to Green Bay's 12. Sadly the Falcons lost 43-37. :(

Well, it IS Tuesday, but I am not taking Mom to WM today, as is normal; in fact, I'm not even going to WM today (I'm not even taking Mom to WM this week; I'll just get her stuff when I go myself...tomorrow))! Hubby and I are going to visit his sister and her husband (they live in a northwestern suburb of Atlanta; takes about an hour to get there); we'll probably stay until early afternoon, going home before afternoon traffic gets going. Before we head on up to their house, though, we'll stop off and see Mom for a short, short visit; I have to drop off a coupla things to her and see how she's doing.

Then when I get back home, maybe I can play with my tablet a little more. :)

Have a great day!
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G00d Evening, Claudie, TUrtLE1625, and Farful!

Claudie, About Mom, glad to hear she is doing better!
I trust you day went as planned or even quicker!
G00d luck tonight!

TUrtLE, If the crabbers are getting crabby, then that means the consumer will be the crabbiest?

Farful, Very nasty day will temperatures hovering in the low 40s and "slashing rain" as one radio personality put it!

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Good morning org_elizard and All!
 
Org, That must have been like an uprising.
 
It is rainy foggy morning! Hope the phone or internet service does not go down again.
 
Need to do grocery shopping at Hy-Vee today. They have some money saving offers.
 
Make a great Monday!
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2014 8:03:42 AM

Good Morning org,
Yea, the moon found you. :-)

Update on the crabbing. That is a photo of Winona J heading in with pots on the fantail.

Here is a close up of the crabs.

From the article on the county web site.
Four days into the 2014-15 crab season and a lot of fishermen are getting more crabbier than crab. They’re harvesting huge crabs but not in any great numbers. What’s normally 15-20 crabs to the pot, are coming up at 3 to 5 to a pot. Crab prices today hovered around $3.35 a pound with the likelihood that it’ll go lots higher if the catch trends continue. And they probably will.

From Astoria (this is on the north coast) down to Coos Bay (on the south central coast) it’s the same story. Big crabs but far fewer in number. Fishermen say it’s the cycle of the sea. One remarked, “We’ve been having banner years the last ten years. Ocean conditions just changed on us.”

One long-time observer of commercial fishing off the Oregon Coast said “The crabbers will make money this season, but not so much they can go out and buy a new pickup or any other big purchases. So the effects will be felt in our local economy.” But he quickly added that there’s a lot more fish in the sea and other fisheries will be opening up after the first of the year.

Have a Merry Monday!
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