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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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Farful
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2015 9:35:42 AM

Good morning org_elizard and All!
 
Org, Have been to visit Auschwitz Concentration Camp in 2007. Horrible what had happened there. Sign above camp was stolen shortly after 2007. It was replaced again though.
 
Listened to a father and daughter team playing bag pipes on local news yesterday. They sounded pretty good. Daughter would play her bag pipe at her school activities.
 
Have a TUrtLEifIC TERriFIC TUesDAY!
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2015 8:19:14 AM

Good Morning org,

A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.
- Robert Benchley

Did you ever walk into a room and forget why you walked in? I think that's how dogs spend their lives.
- Sue Murphy

Happy Tuesday!
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2015 7:24:53 AM

Good morning, org,

It was very cloudy and VERY windy yesterday, but the yard guy came at 1 PM and stayed a coupla hours cleaning up the tree mess (will try to make a GB album). I'd say he got about 75% of it done; the rest can wait until the weather's a little warmer. I think we're supposed to have more sun today, but way less wind.

It's Tuesday, so I'm taking Mom to WM this morning; actually a little bit earlier than I would normally. There's a resident monthly meeting today at 10:30 and Mom wants to be there. That shouldn't be a problem. :) After I drop here back off, I have to stop at the vet's office to pick up a refill for my big boy kitty and then home it'll be. :)

I still haven't heard of any results from ANY of the tests Mom and I have taken. I'm most concerned about the results from Mom's blood work last Tuesday, hoping her sodium level is alright. It looks like I'm going to have to call people. :(

Have a great day!
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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2015 6:12:35 AM



On this date, in 1945, the Russians liberated Auschwitz concentration camp, where the Nazis had killed over 1.5 million people, including over 1 million Jews.

Welcome to Tuesday, MidnightSun! I am sure warmth is where it's at these days!
Sounds like the storm is going to be a "g00d" one!
Make this a Winter, wonderful day!
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2015 2:13:57 AM

Good morning org!

Will phone the police for an accident report and visit them after the storm on Wednesday. Should be lovely w/tons of snow hanging on the trees. Two feet is due on New England's coast. We will get beat. Perhaps. ; )

Our low was -16° (-27°C) yesterday morning. Yet only -9° (-23°C) at 6,288' (1,916 metres) on the summit of Mt Washington. Glad to have the kero heater lit from 1 AM yesterday into this morning. The entire house is toasty warm. In fact it is tee shirt warm w/constant 23,000 BTU's per hour.

Got ready at 7 AM to visit Several Auto Body Shops for estimate for my Dart. It was backed into in front of the Lancaster P.O. Saturday, just before noon. Sadly two places have closed their doors. Perhaps permanently.

Drove to Littleton to go to an auto body shop run by Littleton Chevy. The owner of that dealership also owns the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep in that town. Parts and labor are $534 in damages.

Took that estimate 7 miles further south to my Insur Agency in Franconia. They like that the cop that is investigating the hit and run took two digital photos and the plate number was written down.

Returned home 3 hours later w/instructions to phone the P.D. to get the name of the driver to call and get her Insur Co and policy number. Also to get a copy of the police report. Plan to do this Wednesday.

Had brought the pork ribs deep frozen outdoors inside to thaw all morning. They were nicely able to be cut to fit into the crock pot on my return. Added carrots, green beans and some homemade BBQ sauce.

Cheated and opened a can of kidney beans, added some molasses and real maple syrup. 4 hours later the ribs were ready to try. Very good sampling.Will save them and the 2 sirloin tip meals for another day.

The nor'easter is brewing well is southern New England w/plenty of snow falling. It will reach us this afternoon and into the overnight The Nat'l Weather Service in Maine cautions: "Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from 10 PM Monday to 4 am EST Wednesday.

Above the notches the revised forecast is for 4 to 8 inches (10-20 cm) of snow and perhaps some stiff winds. Am well prepared w/kero and food if a king size whammy, if it does arrive.

A 100% chance of lots of snow into early tomorrow morning. Much more in southern New England especially on the coast.

The temp is 12° (-11°C) and should remain so.

Civil twilight is 6:38 AM EST. Night is 5:19 PM.

Sunrise: 7:10 AM. Set: 4:48 PM.

Length of day: 9h 37m. Length of visible light: 10h 40m. Tomorrow will be 2m 22s longer.

Have a wonderful day!

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Farful
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2015 5:02:18 PM

Good afternoon org_elizard and All!
 
Org, You bet! I was thankful, grateful and appreciative also.
 
Welcome to Monday!
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2015 8:23:19 AM

Good Morning org,
Thank you for watching the Sunday movie and sharing the part you liked best.

Some of the quotes I'll be using this week may be ones you've heard before but as the puppies would say; arf, arf arf!

A Dog's Life.

If your dog is fat, you aren't getting enough exercise.
- Unknown

Some days you're the dog; some days you're the hydrant.
- Unknown

Whoever said you can't buy happiness forgot about puppies.
- Gene Hill

Happy Monday!
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2015 7:43:42 AM

Good morning, org,

It's going to be a busy day for me today. First I'm going to the nail salon for a pedicure; on the way home, depending on the time, I have several stops to make (if I don't get them done today, hopefully tomorrow or Wednesday). Then about 1 PM the yard guy's supposed to be coming; a week or so ago, it was REAL, REAL windy all day long, and apparently it blew a tree down in the woods, and it just missed hubby's workshop (pix on FB, for those of you who go there). It didn't hurt the shop at all, but is now laying right up to it. The yard guy's supposed to take care of it for us. What a mess! Thank goodness it's supposed to be an alright-type of day.

Have a great day!
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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2015 6:10:17 AM



On this date, in 1788, the first European settlers landed in Sydney, Australia.

Welcome to this day, 10k, MidnightSun,

10k, I have not heard! See Lighting10k post. Sorry for his passing!

MidnightSun, I bet you will here form them today,
I am hearing predictions of up to two feet, in some areas! Stay warm and safe!
Make this a pleasant day!

Lighting10K, I knew he had not been on GB for about two weeks or so, but did not know of is illness!
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Lighting10K
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2015 2:43:51 AM

Good Morning Org elizard!!

Another GasBuddy gone. I will miss EXPAPERMAKER, He was a good friend on here.
I had know idea he was ill and been in the hospital.

Been watching the Hawks there on a wining Streak.

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

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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2015 2:16:19 AM

Good morning org!

No word from the PD yet who said they would phone me. Will phone or call my insur agent later.

Posted early yesterday then settled down to some Mixed Martial Arts bouts that were on youtube. Like to see them there as their website went to pay per view last year. Greed and a definite loss of their market share.

Was undecided on a fave recipe for the steak tips so a prep was winged. Cut strips less than ¼ inch thin and slow cooked them on the smallest flame possible in the OrGREENiC frying pan.

Made strips of bell pepper, onions, broccoli florets and sliced mushrooms that were nuked at 80% in the microwaved w/a tad of water to steam them al dente. Boiled a cup and a half of rice with crushed garlic and some onion powder while the food was being cooked.

Added a bit of water into a few tbsp of corn starch to create home made gravy from the fat and juices of the steak tips. The au jus was plentiful.

Two shakes of Worcestershire sauce were added, then diced garlic, slightly cooked. Used a pinch of Kosher salt and ground black pepper to increase the flavor.

In the end it was rice, strips of tender steak tips, carrots, from two days ago and the veggies mentioned above, Poured the au jus gravy on the rice. A super tasting lunch w/enough leftovers for two more meals.

Watched three of my fave shows on streaming Netflix then found and copied a fabulous recipe for Shrimp and Sausage Jambalaya. Have enough of both for a terrific new preparation.

The Nat'l Weather Service of Gray, Maine has a winter snow watch for Mondaynight in Wednesday morning. "hazard types... heavy snow. * Snow accumulation updated to 10 to 16 inches (30-40 cm) w/wind gusts up to 25 mph (40 kph).

Seems we will be having a good ol' nor'easter. A fine time to cook and remain indoors. Have 10 gallons (37.85 liters) of kero to add extra heat for the coming cold mornings and two full 96 gallon propane tanks. Good 'til mid March. Am ready for deep snow and to finally enjoy snowshoeing.

The temperature is -12° (-24°C), with the high to be 19° (-7°C). The kero heater is on and warm.

A 100% chance of lots of snow tonight.

Civil twilight is 6:39 AM EST. Night is 5:18 PM.

Sunrise: 7:11 AM. Set: 4:46 PM.

Length of day: 9h 35m. Length of visible light: 10h 38m. Tomorrow will be 2m 20s longer.

Have a pleasant day!

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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2015 1:24:22 AM

org..have you heard anything about XP passing ??..
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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2015 8:03:58 PM



G00d Evening, TUrtLE1625, Claudie and Farful!

TUrtLE, Thanks for today's movie. I loved the phase, "If you give up when it’s winter, you will miss the promise of your spring, the beauty of your summer, and the fulfillment of your fall."

Claudie, Sunshine all day, although I was inside most of the day!

Farful, Hope you were thoughtful and patience as you waited for the slow c00ked lasagna!

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Farful
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2015 10:42:58 AM

Good morning org_elizard and All!
 
Org, Interesting that Nellie bested Jules Vern's record. Thank you for sharing.
 
Light snow is falling in the neighborhood. Looks like only an inch so far. Mrs. Farful is fixing a batch of lasagna in the slow cooker. Should be ready in about four hours.
 
Happy Sunday!
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2015 8:41:29 AM

Good morning, org,

♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ "Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy!" ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫

I'm staying home again today and finishing up my weekend stuff. :)

Have a great day!
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2015 8:15:48 AM

Good Morning org,
Sorry you went pie-less.

Your Sunday movie is "The Seasons of Life," written by BJ Morbitzer. The song is "The Summer of 42," performed by BJ Morbitzer. The video is presented by Steve Politte.

Wisdom given by a father to his 4 sons is applicable to each of our lives.

The text is large and ample time is given to read each frame.

NOTE: The first frame that appears is not correct. You must click on the arrow to start the movie at the beginning.

May you be blessed by viewing this thought provoking movie.
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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2015 7:42:05 AM



On this date, in 1890, Nellie Bly bested Jules Verne's Around the World in 80 Days by completing her circumnavigation in 72 days.

Welcome to Sunday, pinkelefant and MidnightSun!

pinkelefant, Thanks for stopping by!

MidnightSun, Sorry about the bump up. Hopefully it will be taken care of in a timely manner!
Make this a splendid day!
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2015 2:27:47 AM

Good morning org!

Couldn't stay inside. Had to take a long drive to shop at a store. You were correct. Staying home would have been better.

Went to the PO. Walked not 50 feet and heard a crunch. Turned around to see a white SUV backed up solid against the front bumper of my Dart. Walked fast back to the car to see the other vehicle drive away.

Memorized the NH plate #, got in my car, and wrote it down on paper. After getting my mail a drive to the police Station was done. There is a touch pad for a phone device on the outside of the building.

A female dispatcher took the info down. In 10 minutes a cop came in his cruiser. He took two digital photos, my name, and number. Had asked if the lady could be contacted to settle w/o the Insur company. The dealer license plate bracket was smashed.Figured it was $40-$50 item.

Went to Shaw's to buy 8 oz bars and shredded cheeses and a 33.5 oz frozen Culinary Circle Rising Supreme Pizza on a w/e only sale for $2.99. Returned to the car and peaked at the front again.

Noticed a puncture in the bumper cover that was covered w/the sand and salt of the roads. Drove back to the P.D. and told the cop there was an update and he should see it.

After viewing the damage he gave me an accident report to fill at my leisure. Will phone the Co later and give the report Monday to my car Insur agent. Know the cover could be over $500. The Neon's was $800 replaced.

Cooked the pizza for the 20 minutes recommended while prepping mushrooms and spinach to add on top. Piled on the extra topping and loaded the top w/shredded mozzarella cheese. Was a fab lunch. $1 in food and $4 in propane to bake.

The temperature is 26° (-3°C), with the temp dropping to 22° (-5°C) this afternoon.

A 50% chance of snow this early morning.

Civil twilight is 6:40 AM EST. Night is 5:16 PM.

Sunrise: 7:12 AM. Set: 4:45 PM.

Length of day: 9h 33m. Length of visible light: 10h 36m. Tomorrow will be 2m 17s longer.

Have a splendid day!

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pinkelefant
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2015 2:19:53 AM

Hi org! Glad you're getting a little break in the weather! Rain is coming here!
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2015 11:16:02 PM



G00d Evening, Claudie and Farful!

Claudie, G00Three days straight of g00d news!
Rain stopped at 12:00 PM here and temps rose into the 40's, with 50's coming tomorrow!

Farful, A well needed conspiracy!
Enjoy the snow!

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Farful
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2015 1:07:10 PM

Good afternoon org_elizard and All!
 
Org, Sounds like a conspiracy.
 
Looking forward to seeing snow flakes for tomorrow.
 
Have a wonderful weekend!

[Edited by: Farful at 1/24/2015 1:07:33 PM EST]
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2015 8:06:17 AM

Good morning, org,

Another good visit to my medical facility; 2 'tests' taken care of and back home by 10 AM. :) No problems whatsoever with the light rain or traffic (hubby DID drive). Yay for me! :) Now to hopefully get all the test results soon (including the stress test).

All the warmer temps and rain have now moved out of our area, and we're in for high temps 'only' in the mid-to-upper-40s (as opposed to the low 60s). We got a good dousing of rain yesterday, too...a little more than an inch at my house. Now for some drying out and sunshine.

Staying home today! :)

Have a great day!
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2015 7:42:48 AM



On this date, in 41, Roman emperor, Gaius Caesar, better known as Caligula (meaning Little Boot— he used to wear military boots as a child), was murdered.

Welcome to Saturday, MidnightSun! Today is a g00d day to stay inside!
Make this, a tremendous day!

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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2015 3:04:18 AM

Good morning org!

Guess 1 day of warm beats nothing. Will enjoy it to the max. Delightful!

Woke up early, had brekky ay 1 AM and saw my GB posts go fast w/o server delay, this is a fabulous combination for me. Saw "Serpico" staring a young Al Pacino in a powerful performance. It was released Dec 5, 1973. Rated R, 2 hr 9 min. Would call this a Docudrama.

Briefly, a neophyte cop in less than honest NYC in the early 1970's refuses to take bribes like everybody else. Appalled by the extent of police corruption, Frank Serpico goes to his superiors.

When he discovers that they have ignored his charges, he takes the potentially fatal step of breaking the blue wall of silence and going public with his exposé. "Who can trust a cop that doesn't take money?" Superb 5/5 stars. My second time seeing it. If you haven't, you should.

Thought about some specials and perhaps markdowns at my pal the meat mgr's store.Drove to Whitefield to buy sliced deli turkey breast for $3.99 a lb, sausage for $1.99 a lb,and chicken breast for $1.99 a lb.

Told him and the deli mgr about Shaws in my town mistakenly offering St Louis ribs for $1.99 last week. That met mgr probably lost $6,000 in revenue for his store.

Returned home to put the new food away and cook 25% of the sirloin tips that were $3.69 a lb a few days ago. Had it w/sliced potatoes, carrots and a bit of BBQ sauce w/Worcestershire sauce mixed in. Still looking fora fantastic recipe.Will have \to hurry before those tender tips age beyond cooking.

Remained inside for the rest of the day. The temp was 3° for the low and 28° for the high. Will see a bit of a warm up today before a return to below zero temps into Wednesday morning. May see a few flakes also.

The temperature is 11° (-11°C), with the high to be 34° (1°C).

Civil twilight is 6:41 AM EST. Night is 5:15 PM.

Sunrise: 7:13 AM. Set: 4:44 PM.

Length of day: 9h 30m. Length of visible light: 10h 34m. Tomorrow will be 2m 15s longer.

Have a tremendous day!

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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2015 8:50:11 PM



G00d Evening, Claudie, TUrtLE1625, Farful and Lighting10K!

Claudie, Steady 'diet' of rain here with chilling temperatures today!
Going for three days in the row? Hope you day was satisfactory!

TUrtLE, I did not have any pie today, but appreciate the cherry offer!

Farful, Bingo before 12? Very illegal here! ;^)
Hope it was short; the visit that is!

Lighting10K, Stay busy, dry and warm!

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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2015 4:53:42 PM

Good Afternoon Org elizard!!

I been busy working around for some people.

Been watching some round ball.

40° cloudy sky out. Been raining here since last night.

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

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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2015 10:12:02 AM

Good morning org_elizard and All!
 
Org, Glad the crew was released.
 
Bingo is a tradition at Chick-Fil-A in our town. We have a group of 15 or so playing bingo on 2nd and 4th Thursdays each month from 8:00 - 9:00am. You are welcome to join us. Free soft drinks and coffee are served to bingo players.
 
Have an appointment today at urologist's office for a routine exam. Hope the wait is not too long.
 
TGIF!
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2015 7:55:29 AM

Good Morning org,
It's something I don't have, but I wish I did.

Today is National Pie Day.

National Pie Day, an unofficial national holiday, created simply to celebrate the pie. It is a day for all to bake or cook their favorite pies. Even more importantly, it is a day set aside for all to enjoy eating pies!!

National Pie Day History

National Pie Day was created by the American Pie Council. The American Pie Celebration began in 1986 to commemorate Crisco’s 75th anniversary of “serving foods to families everywhere”. The first pies appeared around 9500 BC in the Egyptian Neolithic period or New Stone Age.
Fun Tidbit – Pie throwing:
Cream filled or topped pies are favorite props for humor. Throwing pie in a person’s face has been a staple of film comedy since Ben Turpin received one in Mr. Flip in 1909.

Do you have a favorite pie? What is it?

While you're thinking, how about a slice of cherry pie?
Maybe, you'd rather have butterscotch meringue?

Have you decided yet?
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2015 7:02:24 AM

Good morning, org,

Another good morning out yesterday, and it all had to do with the time I got in and out of the chiro. :)

It's raining, raining, raining here, and quite steadily at that. Thank goodness the temps are not too cold; it's 'only' about 45°, but that's enough to keep the precip liquid.

I'll be heading out in a coupla hours to go get 2 'routine' tests taken care of; these were 2 of 4 tests that were ordered for me to do when I went to for a medical appointment a coupla weeks ago. The medical facility is about 30 minutes north of me, so we'll see how traffic is when I head out. Hubby might me driving b/c it IS raining and quite steadily. No plans for stops afterwards so I hope to be back by mid-morning.

Have a great day!
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2015 6:09:58 AM



On this date, in 1968, North Korea seized the U.S. Navy ship Pueblo (the crew was released 11 months later.)

Welcome to Friday, MidnightSun!

MidnightSun, Wturning c0lder this weekend, with chances for frozen precipitation several times.
Sounds like you are ready for warmth!
Make this a delightful day!

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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2015 1:52:42 AM

Good morning org!

The February temps, if there is no warm up, should make you gasp. It does us.

Hip Hip Hurray. Ha Ha!

The temp was exactly 0° (17.7°C) yesterday morning at 7 AM. We are on a slight warm up through Sunday. Then the night temps will return to below zero Fahrenheit in the evening. Using lots of extra propane on these below zero nights.

Left early to drive on the CT River Hwy to shop in Littleton. The entire river is once again frozen over. See no ice houses used to keep warm during ice fishing. Seems it is but a memory of days gone by.

Bought at the market was a huge chunk (two hands) of ginger root $2.50 a lb, avocados 88¢ ea, green beans just $1.18 a lb, cukes up to 60¢ ea, red bell peppers $1.88 a lb, jumbo eggs $2.25 a doz, and green leaf lettuce up to $1.88 ea.

Big Papa's Market Facebook page. Click on "See more" for some of their prices. Shopped at WM for couple of items. Passed on Shaw's. Their weekly and w/e only sale starts tomorrow.

Drove to Lowe's to fill out an app and rec'd the temp cc on the spot. Walked to the contractor;s section at the far end of the store. There was a gal and 5 guys hanging out shooting the breeze.

Asked how many sq ft the store was. Told them of my total hip replacement and wanted to walk the perimeter of the store. The gal looked in the computer and said the store was 94,000 sq ft. One fellow said it was 117,000 sq ft.

Was asked if a fresh brewed coffee was wanted. Said sure thing. Had a lively chat shared w/laughter and a 2nd cup was offered. Another fellow said come back any day and have a coffee.

They sure were friendly. Left them for a perimeter walk around the store twice. Figured it was a ½ mile. Looked at some 5' x 8' carpet that were in a discounted section.

Walked around the store,looked at other items, and thought about the carpet to replace the one under my kitchen table. Grabbed a giant shopping cart went for the carpet added it,then went to the seasonal section to purchase 2 5 gal cans of K-1 hero.

Had a 10% discount on my first purchase. Spent $180 on the kero along w/the nice tightly weaved carpet. It is so tight it will not easily see the table legs leave an imprint on it.

On the way home it was realized why so many smiles were rec'd at Lowes. Wore the local team's therma base soft shell winter jacket good for 20 below zero. Have worn it hiking in the mtns before, in the cold and in the wind. It definitely keeps me warm.

Made a deli sliced turkey sammie on a sesame roll w/leaf lettuce and cut strips of red bell pepper. It was delicious. Saw some of my favorite TV shows on Netflix until it was time to post. A fabulous way to spend a cold winter day.

The temperature is 5° (-15°C), with the high to be 28° (-2°C).

Civil twilight is 6:42 AM EST. Night is 5:14 PM.

Sunrise: 7:13 AM. Set: 4:42 PM.

Length of day: 9h 28m. Length of visible light: 10h 32m. Tomorrow will be 2m 12s longer.

Have a delightful day!

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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2015 7:51:59 PM

G00d Evening, Claudie, TUrtLE1625 and Farful!

Claudie, Glad to here yesterday's travel and visit were both g00d!
Hope today went as well also!

TUrtLE, Garage? What's a garage?

Farful, Bingo at Chick-Fil-A?

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Farful
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2015 6:32:25 PM

Good afternoon org_elizard and All!
 
Org, Interesting about Queen Victoria. Thank you for sharing.
 
Attended the bingo game at Chick-Fil-A but never won any games. K. won a game though. We had a good time visiting with everyone though.
 
Have a thankful Thursday!
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2015 8:09:28 AM

Good Morning org,

Snow Plow

Michael and his wife live in Minnesota. One winter morning while listening to WCCO, they hear the announcer say, "We are going to have 8 to 10 inches of snow today. You must park your car on the even numbered side of the street, so the snowplow can get through." Michael's wife goes out and moves her car.

A week later, while they were eating breakfast, the radio announcer says, "We are expecting 10 to 12 inches of snow today. You must park your car on the odd numbered side of the street so the snowplow can get through." Michael's wife goes out and moves her car again.

The next week they are having breakfast again, when the radio announcer says, "We are expecting 12 to 14 inches of snow today. You must park......", then the electric power goes out. Michael's wife is very upset and, with a worried look on her face, she says, "Honey, I don' know what to do. Which side of the street do I need to park on so the plow can get through?"

With the love and understanding in Michael's voice, like all the men who are married to blondes exhibit, Michael says, "Why don't you just leave it in the garage this time?

Happy Thursday!
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2015 7:29:17 AM

Good morning, org,

We had a good visit with hubby's sister and her husband yesterday; got into no traffic either!

Alright! A chiro appointment for me this morning, and, boy! Do I need it, what with all the stress I've had the last coupla weeks! After my appointment there, it's off to the grocery store for me. No senior discount for me, though, but maybe I can find some good deals.

Have a great day!
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2015 6:08:45 AM



On this date, in 1901, Queen Victoria of England died after reigning for 63 years (the 4th longest among longest-reigning monarchs and the longest for queens).

Welcome to Thursday, TCOROLLA and MidnightSun!

TCOROLLA, If you are reading this, you have your eyes open!

MidnightSun, Keep the warmth g0ing!
Great news on the hip recovery!
Make today, a fantastic day!

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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2015 1:47:53 AM

Good morning org!

Hiss chose treason. A firing squad was too good as was death of old age.

Will tell that meat mgr "There must be more gas in the 93% hamburger."

It was 8° below zero (-22°C) yesterday morning. The deep freeze returned. Seems the propane wall furnace came on every 2 minutes. My plan is to get my two 96 gallon propane tanks filled one more time in March.

That will last thru Oct and into November when the heating season returns every day. Really enjoy that propane is down to $2.479 this year. That is a $1 less a gallon than 1 year ago. In fact the lowest price in 4 years.

Remained inside to soak up the steady output from the kero heater. Left it on until noon when the temp rose above 20° (-6°C). Inside temp climbed to 76° that is w/the bdrm window open along w/the front door a ½ inch.

Researched beef and broccoli recipes for the sirloin steak tips that are aging in my fridge. Will worth the $2.69 paid for at Mac's Mkt on Tuesday.

Plan on opening a c.c. account at Lowes' and buying a few 5 gallon containers of K-1 kero to have on hand. They too offer a 10% discount on the first purchase when signing up for their cc.

Played Starcraft for some hours. Then settled back w/a chicken breast lunch, potatoes, broccoli, carrots bell peppers onions and mushrooms loaded with turkey gravy.

Saw on Netflix the action packed Terminator 2: Judgement Days (1991) for the nth time. It still keeps my interest 25 years later. Sfx are superb and still chuckle at some of the now classic lines the Terminator says.

Will shop at Big Papa's Mkt and several stores while in Littleton. Plan to walk the perimeter of some of the big box stores. Hip is down to a 2" small circle of soreness.

The temperature is 3° (-16°C), with the high to be 30° (-1°C).

Civil twilight is 6:42 AM EST. Night is 5:13 PM.

Sunrise: 7:14 AM. Set: 4:41 PM.

Length of day: 9h 26m. Length of visible light: 10h 30m. Tomorrow will be 2m 10s longer.

Have a fantastic day!

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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2015 11:10:34 PM

Good evening org_elizard.
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G00d Evening, senile1, Claudie and TUrtLE1625!

senile1, Night!

Claudie, Great to hear about a really good day out yesterday!
Glad Mom is 'acceptable'!

TUrtLE, I think the blonde was spot on!

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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2015 8:15:38 AM

Good Morning org,

I suspect I would agree with you.

Stay

I pulled into the crowded parking lot at the
Super Wal-Mart Shopping Center and rolled
down the car windows to make sure my
Labrador Retriever Pup had fresh air.

She was stretched full-out on the back seat
and I wanted to impress upon her that she must
remain there. I walked to the curb backward,
pointing my finger at the car and saying emphatically,
"Now you stay. Do you hear me?"
"Stay! Stay!"

The driver of a nearby car, a pretty blonde young lady,
gave me a strange look and said,

"Why don't you just put it in park?"

Have a Wonderful Wednesday!
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2015 7:38:37 AM

Good morning, org,

It was a really good day out yesterday! The wait at the hospital (to do Mom's blood work) wasn't long at all; we got that done, went to the store, did our shopping, and I got Mom home by 11! That included going back roads again b/c of all the traffic on the interstate! :)

I called the doctor's office and found out that Mom's protimes were in the acceptable range. When she goes back for the next check-up, I'm going to see if the gal at the ALF can take her, though.

Hubby and I are going to visit his sister today (on the northwest side of Atlanta). On the way there, though, we have 3 short stops, one including at Mom's. We should be home by mid-afternoon; got to try and get out of the city before 'rush hour.'

Looking forward to a more relaxing day (out).

Have a great day!
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2015 6:17:51 AM

mornin' org
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On this date, in 1950, former State department official Alger Hiss found guilty of perjury.

Happy Hard Drive, MidnightSun! Nice cleaner tip!
Gas goes down, hamburger goes up? I don't think so!
DL is a privilege license.
Make this a fabulous day!
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2015 2:35:41 AM

Good morning org!

Yes, it is back to really. And below zero temps this morning. Colts truly never got started. Difficult to pass up ribs for an amazing $1.99 a lb. Why wait? Going to have some for brekky!

Got busy around the house after my posts. Used the vacuum and washed the kitchen and bath with homemade orange cleaner. The best things about making your own cleaning products — you can create them to suit your own personal tastes, likes and dislikes. Plus they are 1/10 the cost of store bought and work just as well.

The simple ingredients are 1 or 2 citrus peels from one orange, lemon, grapefruit or lime, your choice, and 6 cups of distilled white vinegar. Combine the ingredients into a half gallon size container. Am using the empty vinegar jug bought at WM.

Cover with a lid, and store in a secure area (where children and pets cannot access it) for approximately two weeks.

During those two weeks swirl and shake the contents of the jar periodically. Strain the vinegar to remove the citrus peel from the liquid, and return to the jar to store.

When you are ready to use some of this natural cleaner, it will need to be diluted. To use as a spray cleaner combine one part citrus vinegar solution to three parts water, and place in a spray bottle.

To use on flooring, add 1 cup of the citrus vinegar solution to 2 gallons of water. Work as good as the store bought and it cost 50¢ to make. This works well to clean sinks, mirrors, windows, floors, wooden chairs, counters, toilets and bathtubs,a nd etc.

One would be throwing the peels away anyway. May as well use them to save and make a strong excellent smelling cleaner that is inexpensive.

Visited Shaw's to get more St Louis Ribs for $1.99 a lb. Asked the meat mgr is this was an unannounced special sale price. He said it was on the front page of the weekly flier. Looked for it several times.

Then brought him the flier and asked where this was located. He could not find it, as it was not there. Think he confused center cut pork chops for the low price ribs.

Stunned that 93%/7% hamburger was increased to $7.19 a pound. Even more shocking was 96% was a honking $7.79 a lb. Asked why. The answer, "Gas price is low" And that figures in the cost how?

Stopped to get two dozen pieces of mail at my PO box. See NH just implemented re-newing one's driver's license online. A four year renewal is a whopping $50.

Will take the drive to the Town of Twin Mtn one day before March to get a new pix for my license. Maybe even take a jaunt up an easy hiking trail nearby.

The temperature is -3° (-19°C), with the high to be 22° (-7°C).

Civil twilight is 6:43 AM EST. Night is 5:11 PM.

Sunrise: 7:15 AM. Set: 4:39 PM.

Length of day: 9h 24m. Length of visible light: 10h 28m. Tomorrow will be 2m 07s longer.

Have a fabulous day!

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G00d Evening, Claudie, TUrtLE1625 and Farful!

Claudie, Enjoying the weather when I can!
I trust your day went as outline in your post!

TUrtLE, Not sure about reindeer having incredible fashion sense, but I do suspect they have an scent which is not fashionable to me.

Farful, v on the tasty buffet at Calypso's!

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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2015 1:36:00 PM

Good afternoon org_elizard and All!
 
Org, Planning an eventful Tuesday! Took advantage of the tasty buffet at Calypso's.
 
Enjoy a TUrtLEifIC TERriFIC TUesDAY!
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2015 8:18:12 AM

Good Morning org,
True.

Today is the final reindeer fact.

Like humans, reindeer "wear" layers.

A reindeer has two coat layers: the undercoat is made of soft, fine wool that grows next to the skin, and the top layer consists of long, hollow guard hairs. Similar to a hollow-fill winter jacket worn by humans, the stiff top layer insulates the animal and keeps it warm against the wind and cold. These hollow hairs also help reindeer float. In other words, reindeer have incredible fashion sense.

Enjoy a Terrific Tuesday!
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2015 7:31:08 AM

Good morning, org,

Nice Spring-like weather we're having here (you, too?); it sure feels great for late January! It's supposed to go on for a few more days and then cool back down somewhat. Enjoying it while it's here! :)

It could be a long morning for me today; it just depends. I have to take Mom to the hospital to get blood work done (ordered by the kidney doctor last Thursday). Hoping that there aren't too many people there doing the same thing, but we'll see. After that, I'll be taking Mom to WM (of course!). Once I take her back home, I have one more stop to make for me, and then that'll be it. Thank goodness the sun's going to be out in full force! A nice day to be out!

Have a great day!
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2015 6:05:39 AM



On this date, in 1942, the Nazis formulated their "Final Solution" regarding the Jews at the Wannsee Conference.

Welcome to Tuesday, MidnightSun! Back to Reality?
Colt really never got started in the game!
Restocking for the next Winter blitz, I see.
Enjoy the weather break
Make it a wonderful day!
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2015 1:50:42 AM

Good morning org!

May as well eat well. Especially when there are pleasing sale prices.

Heatwave is called the January thaw. Have one in the northern NH each year. Reality is returning this week. Oh well.

Went to bed at 6 PM on Sunday. Woke up just before midnight. Clicked on the Patriots.com site to see the results of the game. Was surprise to see the run away score. Thought the results would be more like 30-24 w/the Pats on top.

It was nice to finish my rounds quite early yesterday morning, be able to relax, play some StarCraft, and then take a pleasing two hour nap. Woke up when it was light. Did expect a good amount of snow. Forecast was in the 3-5" inch range.

Seems we had some snow, w/rain over that, then more solid snow to see see the big finish to the mild storm. Had prepared the Ariens snow thrower the night before. Unlocked it and had it aimed for the footpath to the driveway.

With about 1" of slush under 1" of snow, cleaning this shallow mess was not needed. Each step in the snow saw wet footprints. They will turn to ice this morning.

Decided to drive to Whitefield via US Rt 3. It was well plowed w/salt and sand was spread heavily. Great traction up and down the mtns.

Visited Mac's Mkt to discover my pal the meat mgr returned home the night before from his two week vacation. He took his g/f on a 9 day cruise in the Caribbean. Said the ship was beautiful, w/warm temps, and the cruise was just $700 each.

He gave me the low down on next weeks' sale prices on meat. Bought up instantly sirloin steak tips marked down to just $3,69 a lb. Have a beef and broccoli Chinese recipe that this will be used for. Slices will be cut thin and slow cooked in the frying pan.

Also bought 4 small split chicken breasts that had the weekly sale price of $1.69 a lb. Returned home to use the small crock pot w/carrots, green beans and the chicken breasts. Time for more homemade chicken noodle soup and some chicken w/gravy meals.

Snowed like the dickens just before returning home. Was glad to beat this new accumulation. Not much beats the sight of fresh fallen snow to me, except a pretty lady.

The temperature is 21° (-6°C) dropping to 15° (-9°C) this afternoon. Will see a break in the deep freeze of winter this week. Cold nights in the single digits w/day highs close to freezing. Beats temps of -20° (-29°C).

Civil twilight is 6:44 AM EST. Night is 5:10 PM.

Sunrise: 7:16 AM. Set: 4:38 PM.

Length of day: 9h 22m. Length of visible light: 10h 26m. Tomorrow will be 2m 04s longer.

Have a wonderful day!

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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2015 6:44:32 PM



G00d Evening, Claudie and TUrtLE1625!

Claudie, Correct; three more days of exams and makeups.

TUrtLE, It's a shame many have lost sight of Civil Rights Movement and ML King's message!
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