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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: Apr 24, 2014 6:09:44 AM



On this date, in 1915, Turks began deportation of Armenians that led to the massacre of between 600,000 and 1.5 million Armenians.

Welcome to Thursday, MidnightSun and EXPAPERMAKER!MidnightSun, Becoming quite the gamer!
And now, Darting around on the cheap!

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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2014 5:26:46 AM

Good Morning org!

38° here this AM...mid 50's today they say.

Have A Great Day!
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2014 2:21:40 AM

Good morning org!

Never thought a movie could cause me to laugh after so much mayhem. Funny at times. Very serious action at other times. Watch free movies at putlocker.bz.

A flock of 100 mallards flew into the CT River just in front of me in the afternoon. No camera with me, so a stock photo is given. The males have the iridescent green necks and heads. They stopped to rest, then will proceed with their journey to Canada.

Looked up the BioShock followup on Xbox 360 for the BioShock 2 and BioShock Infinite games on Ebay and Amazon. Amazon gave me $10 off my order to open yet 1 more credit card. Ordered the both of them used for under $16 together inc/pstg and my one time discount.

Will always pay direct from from my checking account. Should receive these fascinating games in 1 to 2 weeks. Reviews are fantastic for both follow up games. Looking forward to their new challenges, the astounding graphics and surround sounds.

Spent a few hours playing BioShock. Want to get used to the Xbox game controller after a 4 year vacation. Still occasionally hit the wrong button.

Drove to the P.O. to find my box packed to the gill w/mail. Was not counting on receiving so much mail. On the return home using the cruise control, the mpg reached 39. Not too bad for the Dart, now with 1,086 miles.

Saw very light rain yesterday. More like drizzle. The temp is 38°F (3°C), the high will be 51°F (10.5°C). Wind gusts are 23 mph (37 kph). Off to the market later for some light shopping.

Have a fantastic day!

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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2014 9:14:17 PM



G00d Evening, Claudie and TUrtLE1625!

Claudie, Sounds like your weather was much like ours.
Hope your Wednesday shopping was just about it. 8^)

TUrtLE, Nothing to brush in their!
Food Spoilage Guide, ha, ha ha!
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2014 7:49:43 AM

Good Morning org,
I remember now that you had posted that. Thanks for refreshing my memory.

Food Spoilage Guide concludes.

UNMARKED ITEMS
You know it is well beyond prime when you're tempted to
discard the Tupperware along with the food. Generally
speaking, Tupperware containers should not burp when you
open them.

GENERAL RULE OF THUMB
Most food cannot be kept longer than the average life span
of a hamster. Keep a hamster in or nearby your refrigerator
to gauge this.

HHD
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2014 7:38:27 AM

Good morning, org,

It ended up not raining hardly at all yesterday afternoon after all; just a few sprinkles once or twice. Apparently, though, it was enough to wash more of the pollen out of the air. :) With a high in the mid-70s today, looks like I can open up the doors and windows today. :)

I'm back to my Wednesday shopping day today (for one week, at least)! I have a few other places to stop, too, but the grocery store will be the final stop before I head home. That'll be about it. :)

Have a great day!
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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2014 6:10:49 AM



On this date, in 1616, playwright William Shakespeare died in Stratford-on-Avon, England.

Happy Hard Drive, MidnightSun and EXPAPERMAKER!

MidnightSun, What a day of death and destruction!
It's that time of year again!
Make it a great day!

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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2014 5:15:33 AM

Good Morning org!

26° here this AM...mid 40's today they say.

Happy Hard Drive!

Have A Great Day!

[Edited by: EXPAPERMAKER at 4/23/2014 5:16:57 AM EST]
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2014 1:31:06 AM

Good morning org!

Am thankful there were no incidents to try and mar our Patriots' Day Marathon. Oh well, the home team lost in an exciting game.

Enjoyed exploring the undersea world of the City of Rapture in the XBox 360 game of Biosphere. Wanted to get into it for 30 minutes, ended up playing for 3 hours. History of Rature. Give the side bar a quick read.

Had thawed out a frozen ziplock bag of cooked chili from last year. Added two low calories cooked hots cut into ¼" slices some cayenne pepper and melted cheddar cheese on top. It was an excellent lunch.

Saw the Netflix movie 2013 "The Family" rated R 1hr 51m superbly directed by veteran Luc Besson. The wife (Michelle Pfeiffer), daughter (Dianna Agron), and son (John D'Leo), of the La Cosa Nostra family of Giovani Mazoni of Brooklyn (Robert Di Niro), NY are relocated to Normandy, France, by the witness protection program.

Head Federal Agent (Tommy Lee Jones) watches the family's safety. The family has that Brooklyn attitude of dropping the F bomb. The first day the son takes a brutal kicking on the floor in the boys room. The daughter goes on car ride w/4 guys who end up getting trounced w/her tennis racket. The wife goes to the town store for PB, gets chastised for being an American, then blows up the market.

It is a comedy, crime, and a thriller that has an excellent flow. The movie kept my attention from the start. The last 20 minutes sees one of the most intense gun battles ever.

As the Mazoni family drives off into the setting sun, Pfeiffer says, "Now we have to change our names again". DiNiro says, "All in all, it was good day." Lots of suspense, action, and laughter. 5/5 stars

The high was 72° and it rained ever so gently. Went outdoors for several hours and created a to do list for the spring. Will begin with a ¾" nylon netting for the strawberries and grapes to keep the small sparrows from flying in the sides.

The temp is 50°F (10°C) and is the high. There is an 40% chance of rain. It is raining lightly

Have a fabulous day!

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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2014 7:21:16 PM



G00d Evening, Claudie, TUrtLE1625, and three30!

Claudie, So far, so g00d about rain. L00ks like the storms have past us by!
Hope you day went as planned!

TUrtLE, No a whole lot; except my son is getting married and it's our anniversary.
Our class preciptateted in a receyling event recently; we came in fifth place, missing the winning number by a little less than 100 lbs!
Nice pictures today.

three30, Did you happen to see Metallica there?

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three30
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2014 3:59:59 PM

Hi org,

I was in Sublette, IL yesterday morning and I ran into a band of footmen and likewise Captain Farrell.
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2014 8:19:20 AM

Good Morning org,
What happens May 3rd except Claudie's family get together?

Today is National Earth Day. (Some History)

Each year on April 22, it is National Earth Day. This annual day is held to demonstrate support for environmental protection.

John McConnell pioneered the name and concept of Earth Day in 1969 at a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco. His thought, for Earth Day, was to have it be the first day of spring, March 21, 1970 and that day was sanctioned in a Proclamation signed by Secretary General U Thant at the United Nations. One month later a separate Earth Day, focused on the United States, was founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson. This day was created to be an environmental teach-in to be held on April 22, 1970. The original national coordinator in 1970, Denis Hayes, launched an organization and took it international in 1990, organizing events in 141 nations.

In 2009, the April 22 date was designated as International Mother Earth Day by a consensus resolution adopted by the United Nations. The Earth Day Network now globally coordinates Earth Day and it is annually celebrated in more than 192 countries.

Several photos from the County web site.

Sunrise by Julie Sacchetti

Sunset also by Julie Sacchetti

Last Friday's rain clouds by Ken Gagne.

It wouldn't be the coast without a seagull from Ken Gagne.

Have a Terrific Earth Day!
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2014 7:34:48 AM

Good morning, org,

It rained a lot on Saturday, but not on Sunday, so I wasn't sure if our yard was going to dry out or not. It did. :)

It's Tuesday, so I'm taking Mom to the store this morning. On the way back, we'll stop at the cardiologist's office to have blood drawn so Mom's potassium and sodium numbers can be checked. It's supposed to rain today, but thankfully not 'til later. Should be a dry day for our trip out. :)

Have a great day!
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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2014 6:09:12 AM



On this date, in 1500, Pedro Alvares Cabral discovered Brazil and claimed it for Portugal.

Welcome to Tuesday, MidnightSun and EXPAPERMAKER!

MidnightSun, Sounds like all the events for Patriot's Day were successful!
Sorry about the home team loss!
G00d luck with your growing season!
Except for the rain, sound like a nice day is coming your way!

EXPAPERMAKER, 60% chance of PM TS.

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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2014 5:11:23 AM

Good Morning org!

48° here this AM...mid 50's today they say.

Have A Great Day!
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2014 1:46:41 AM

Good morning org!

Only have one winter storm theme. The rest have bright themes with happy trees!

Yesterday was Patriots' Day in Mass, Wisconsin, and Patriot's Day in Maine. It is a public holiday that commemorates the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord, Mass on April 19, 1775. These were the first battles of the American Revolutionary War.

Since 2007 The Boston Marathon has started on Patriots' Day between 9:30 am and 10:00 am, resulting in the racers going through Kenmore Square near Boston's Fenway Park towards the middle of the Red Sox game.

The Boston Red Sox have been scheduled to play at home in Fenway Park on Patriots' Day every year since 1959. They have the earliest baseball game in all of MLB with the game start at 11 AM

Over 36,000 runners entered the 118th running of the Boston Marathon. Showing that the Boston bombing s last year with 264 injured and 3 dead, 1 a child, did not dampen the Spirit Patriots' Day.

Meb Keflezighi won the Elite Men’s division, becoming the first American to win the Boston Marathon since 1983, finishing in a time of 2:08:37 for the 26.2 mile run.

The winner from the Elite Women’s division was Kenyan Rita Jeptoo, finishing in 2:18:57.
More on Patriot's Day.

Listened to the home team play baseball against the Baltimore Orioles at 11:05 AM via the internet. Went outdoors several times when the visitor's were at bat.The temp climbed to a super 70. Tough 7-6 loss, exciting tho.

Shorts and a t-shirt were worn. See the striped maples buds are opening, the daylilies are growing, some of the perennials are growing, as are the strawberries.

Looks like 3 of the ever bearing plants did not make it through the extra cold and long winter. Plan on growing green beans. Had very good luck last year. This area is Zone 2. No one plants until Memorial Day w/e.

The temp is 50°F (10°C) with the high to be 72°F (22°C). There is an 80% chance of rain.

Have a wonderful day!

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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 8:44:10 PM



G00d Evening, Claudie, TUrtLE1625, and Farful!

Claudie, Yard here is too wet from several inches of rain from Saturday's clouds cry feast!

TUrtLE, Hope you return was uneventful! That's quite a bloomer for it's years on this earth!
Last two weeks b-4 the May 3rd!

Farful, As always, you are welcome for and information I can render!
50% chance of PM TS!

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Farful
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 9:53:16 AM

Good morning org_elizard and All!
 
Org, Interesting history about Red Barron! Thank you for sharing.
 
Intellicast could be bringing us rain. It just has not hit the ground yet. Pollen count seems lower. It was high yesterday though.
 
Welcome to Monday!

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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 8:19:18 AM

Good Morning org,

I ended my Easter going to sleep. :-) What a lot to do after returning from Calif on Saturday.

What you are looking at is a Charlotte Bruner rose bush that is growing in KHF's yard. That's ONE bush as in singular. Also keep in mind that you are looking at only one side of it. Too bad I couldn't take one pic of the entire rose bush.

KHF says the rose was planted by the lady who was the original owner of her house, so she is guessing that it is over 50 years o*d.

I hope you each had a relaxing and enjoyable Easter Sunday, and now you are ready for the final full week in April.
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 7:53:14 AM

Good morning, org,

Not much going on here for me today. The yard guy's coming to do his thing about 9 AM; thank goodness it's going to be another beautiful day. Me? Well, we'll see. :)

Have a great day!
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 6:13:31 AM



On this date, in 1918, Baron Manfred von Richthofen, the notorious World War I German flying ace known as the "Red Baron," was killed in action.

Welcome to this day, Silverhand, MidnightSun, John25, and EXPAPERMAKER!

Silverhand, Thanks for the Sunday Funnies!

MidnightSun, How many 'storms' have you painted? ;^)
Erroneously marked meat by the assistant meat cutter the day before, makes the Beef Stroganoff that much better!
Hope the perennial flower garden is uncovered s00n so the flowers can start their thing!

John, G00d Morning!

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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 5:15:07 AM

Good Morning org!

44° here this AM...upper 60's today they say.

Have A Great Day!
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John25
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 2:13:36 AM

hi org
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 2:00:32 AM

Good morning org!

Loved you fact of the day yesterday. Before becoming the Red Sox, they were known as the Boston Americans.

Bob Ross was the one who got me inspired. My g/f bought everything inc the rugged wooden art stand back in '88. Painting up a storm since.

Lots of enjoyable sun yesterday and plenty more today. Not now, later ; )

Decided not to eat at finest restaurant in the area which is The Topic of the Town for Easter. (The meals are much better than the token facebook page). Really did not want to eat an expensive all you can eat buffet.

Selected cooking Beef Stroganoff at 4 AM. Used the 1½ lbs of extra lean beef stew meat that was marked erroneously as chicken nibblers by the assistant meat cutter the day before. He said he accidently hit the incorrect code which priced two pkgs at $3.39 instead of the normal $4.99.

An diced onion, a tbsn of Worcestershire, a 10.75 oz can of condensed golden mushroom soup, 1/4 cup water, 4 ounces cream cheese 4-6 cloves of diced garlic, and the beef were crock pot cooked on high for 4 hours.

8 oz of baby bella mushrooms were sliced thick and cooked separately in the microwave oven. A 2 qt pyrex bowl of water was heated in the oven and this time tri-color rotini was nuked for 11 minutes.

A stem of asparagus was snapped in half, where the stem snaps is the correct location to cut off the all the bottoms. Cut the tops diagonally 1¼" long and nuked them. The are steamed in a Pyrex bowl covered. Then carrots were sliced about ⅜" thick and also steamed.

When the crock pot saw four hours of cooking, the porcelain 6 qt container was placed on my butcher block table. 4 oz of sour cream was stirred in along w/the sliced mushrooms, asparagus, and carrots. Had this excellent meal around 8:30.

Played Biosphere for 90 minutes then chose to take a ride to the Woodsville, NH Super Walmart. It is a most scenic drive along US Rt 302 West. Beginning in Littleton it parallels the Ammonoosuc River. Then the Wild Ammonoosuc River empties into it in the Village of Bath, NH.

Bought many food items at the Super WM store Spent over $35 which is rare for me. The best deal was a hefty 24 oz coconut custard 8" pie for just $3.99. Went to Shaw's and bought Hood Mt Washington chocolate ice cream. It has chocolate covered peanut butter cups the size of M&M's. The 3 Day Wicked Awesome w/e sale saw a 1.5 qt (1.4 litre) for only $1.99

The temp reached 60°F (14°C) yesterday. Went outdoors for 2 hours of sun and vitamin D. There is a 10' by 30' mound of snow 8-10" deep over my perennial flower garden and the 25' long daylilies. Much of the the rest of the snow has completely melted.

The temp is 30°F (-1°C) with the high to be 72°F (22°C).

Have a pleasant day!

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[Edited by: MidnightSun at 4/21/2014 2:02:42 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 12:25:51 AM

Hello, org! Happy Easter!

Sunday funnies:
For Better or For Worse
Pearls Before Swine
Pickles

Have a great week!
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2014 8:51:10 PM



Happy Easter, John25, MidnightSun, EXPAPERMAKER, TUrtLE1625, Claudie and DandeNC!

John, G00d Evening!

MidnightSun, I also enjoyed Rob Ross and his long run!
Hope you get your sun, wind, warm weather and no rain!
I believe it is safe to say Spring has sprung!

EXPAPERMAKER, Here is what we were able to do ..........

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TUrtLE, Thanks for today's movie. The Old Rugged Cross, a staple in many a church.
Hope you are ending your Easter on a high note!

Claudie, Glad to hear you had a good day yesterday.
If you need I really need, that's what I wish for you!

DandeNC, Thank you and same to you and yours!

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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2014 2:37:20 PM

Happy Easter Org and everyone
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2014 8:30:13 AM

Good morning, org,

Happy Easter!

Had a good day yesterday. :)

It should be a nice quiet day for me today. Yeah, I really need it, too.

Have a great day!
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2014 6:46:08 AM

Happy Easter org,

Your Easter Sunday movie is, The Old Rugged Cross sung by Alan Jackson.

"So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross,
Till my trophies at last I lay down;
I will cling to the old rugged cross,
And exchange it some day for a crown."

May you have a blessed Easter.
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2014 5:40:57 AM

Happy Easter org!

34° here this AM...upper 60's today they say.

Have A Peaceful Sunday!
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2014 2:09:02 AM

Happy Easter org!

Gaming with Xbox is a joy. Gaming w/GB is a task w/seems weekly as of late.

Enjoyed an early posting of my rounds yesterday, then a hearty late brekky. For me brekky at 6 AM is way late. 2 or 3 o'clock in the morning is the norm, about an hour after waking up.

Went w/homemade hash browns and vidalia onions, two jumbo eggs over easy, baby bella mushrooms and multigrain toast soaked w/evoo. Also had three strips of turkey bacon microwaved crispy.

Watched the Joy of Painting by Bob Ross who had 14 years of teaching of teaching painting on PBS. He used the wet on wet technique taught to him by the legendary Bill Alexander.

This is the technique used by me since 1988, the beginnings of my wet on wet style of oil painting. Still paint w/oils to this day.

Spent some hours enjoying BioShock, the underwater City of Rapture, on the XBox 360. The Los Angeles Times review concluded, "Sure, it's fun to play, looks spectacular and is easy to control. But it also does something no other game has done to date: It really makes you feel."

The New York Times reviewer described it as: "intelligent, gorgeous, occasionally frightening" and added, "Anchored by its provocative, morality-based story line, sumptuous art direction and superb voice acting, BioShock can also hold its head high among the best games ever made."

My review is, "It is a world set in the 1950's including its music that is enjoyed exceedingly with a combination of moderate violence with shooting weapons, utilizing plasmids that give unique powers, and a desire to protect the little sisters. A most engrossing world to be in."

Late morning saw the recyclables carried to the Dart and a ride down the mtn road. The road is nicely solid. My driveway needs some sun, wind, and warm weather. It still has 2" of mud.

Saw a medium size young white dog w/2 chocolate patches on it running up the mtn road. Parked, got out and called the dog. It did stop running, yet a few steps toward the dog caused the dog to book. It has a 5' metal chain leash dragging as it runs. Stopped at the Town Building to report its flight.

After disposing of the recyclables, a drive to Whitefield NH was made. Bumped into my pal the Rite Aid mgr inside of the Subway store. Had a $5 ($5.45 w/tax) black forest ham footlong loaded w/all the veggies.

Stopped at the Mac's Market where my friend the meat mgr works. Bought two packages of lean stew beef. The labels read chicken and were $3.39 a lb., instead of the usual $4.99 a lb. Mentioned it to the cutters and they said to go ahead. Plan to make the stroganoff later.

The CT River water level has returned to normal. Can see where gravel was filled in on one part of the side of the hwy where the river poured off of it into the forest. Spring continues.

The temp is 24°F (-4°C), with the high to be 58°F (14°C).

Have a splendid day!

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John25
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2014 12:49:35 AM

Happy Easter Org
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2014 12:31:03 AM



G00d Morning, Claudie! Rain has stopped here for now, at less than an inches, unofficially. Hope you had a g00d time today!
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 8:31:33 AM

Good morning, org,

YES! <pumps fist> The rain has knocked that pollen count down to 325 (it pretty much rained all day yesterday); I checked the rain gauge and there's 1.4 inches in it!)! Still considered 'high,' but nothing like it even was!

Well, I thought I'd be staying home today, but that has changed. :) There is a pottery/ceramics place in our little town, and Daughter decided she wanted to take the kids there to pick a piece of pottery and then paint it (it's supposed to be another drizzly, dreary day here, so no playing outside). She wanted to know if Alhana (who's here for the weekend) wanted to go, too. Of course, she said yeah! So here are today's plans....Son, Alhana, and I will meet Daughter at the pottery place at 11 AM, and the kids will all do their thing. After that, we'll all go somewhere and have lunch (I'll call hubby to meet us there). It should be a good time. :)

Have a great day!
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 7:32:40 AM



On this date, in 1775, the "shot heard around the world" was fired. Colonial Minute Men took on British Army regulars at Lexington and Concord, Mass., starting the American Revolution.

Welcome to Saturday, TCOROLLA, MidnightSun, John25 and EXPAPERMAKER!

TCOROLLA, G00d Morning!

MidnightSun, Yes with ice!
Gaming with GB and Xbox!
Have a glorious Easter!

John, G00d Morning!

EXPAPERMAKER, Super Soaker Saturday here, as rain started about 9:00PM last night and will continue till about 7:00, so says the weather guessers!

46°F
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 6:16:12 AM

Good Morning org!

28° here this AM...upper 50's today they say.

Have A Super Saturday!
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 4:30:51 AM

hi org
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MidnightSun
Champion Author New Hampshire

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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 1:55:21 AM

Good morning org!

One would not be normal not to be Rollin on the River. (4 min 4 sec.) Just loven' Spring. And you?

Our area saw a low of 20° yesterday morning. Forecast is for two more chilly mornings, perfect for the sugar maple sap to flow, and then a warm up. Hope that spring returns next week along with rain to melt the last of the snow and help thaw out the soil.

Enjoyed a brekky of the cod and shrimp with lots of veggies prepared yesterday. Carrots, Vidalia onions, and Sweet Twister™ peppers were added. Nice way to face the early morning at 2:30 AM.

The GB rounds went okay, the topics and posts were noticeably slower than usual. Several other sites were visited and tested using Speakeasy Speedtest. It accurately tests your download and upload speeds. Hope the mods iron out this site.

Played hours of BioShock. It is so pleasing to see the graphics on the 1080p 42" LED TV and hear the surround sound from my 10 y/o RCA sound receiver w/5 speakers and a powerful woofer. Saw that my last saved game was March 30, 2010, just over 4 y/a. That was when the XBox was last used, before this week.

Did not drive to see if the water in the CT River has receded. Know it will remain above flood stage until this afternoon. N.W.S. in Grey, ME says the water at 8 am yesterday was 18.6 feet. Flood stage is 17.0 feet.

The temp now is 31°F (-1°C), with the high to be 50°F (10°C).

Have a tremendous day!

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TCOROLLA
Champion Author Salem

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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 12:05:01 AM

Greetings org_elizard.
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org_elizard
Champion Author Greensboro

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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 9:34:09 PM



G00d Evening, Claudie, Farful, and TUrtLE1625!

Claudie, Hope the rain did what you expected today!

Farful, Right you are!

TUrtLE, KHF has a green thumb! Yes, I am not sure what you would do with the chip drip if it did not bounce back!

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TUrtLE1625
Champion Author Oregon

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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 10:37:17 AM

Good Morning org,
Have a look at a picture I took of KHF's snap dragons.

Next stop here, Sunday.

Food Spoilage guide continues.

CARROTS
A carrot that you can tie a clove hitch in is not fresh.

RAISINS
Raisins should not be harder than your teeth.

POTATOES
Fresh potatoes do not have roots, branches, or dense, leafy
undergrowth.

CHIP DIP
If you can take it out of its container and bounce it on the
floor, it has gone bad.

TGIF
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Farful
Champion Author Quad Cities

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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 9:28:56 AM

Good Friday Org!
 
Bambino opened the game with a home run that day!
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Claudie
Champion Author Atlanta

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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 8:19:53 AM

Good morning, org,

I'm not going out anywhere today, and I sure am glad since rain's supposed to be moving in soon. Good, so it can wash away more of the pollen, though, the count's about the same as yesterday. :)

Have a great day!
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org_elizard
Champion Author Greensboro

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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 7:54:11 AM



On this date, in 1923, the first game was played in Yankee Stadium (“the House that Ruth built”). Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 4–1.

Welcome to G00d Friday, MidnightSun and EXPAPERMAKER!

MidnightSun, So you have been rolling on the river!
I like that! Sidetrack the pizza girl, so you could get a free pizza! Very c00l move! ;^)
Glad the temperatures are getting up again!

EXPAPERMAKER,

39°F
FEELS LIKE 32°
59°
HIGH
46°
LOW

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EXPAPERMAKER
Champion Author Kalamazoo

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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 5:31:52 AM

Good Morning org!

40° here this AM...upper 50's today they say.

Have A Great Day!
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MidnightSun
Champion Author New Hampshire

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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 3:08:41 AM

Good Friday greetings org!

Never rolled outta the house. Have rolled on the river before. Our local one is at least 4x its normal width. Folks travel via motored boats.

Went outdoors early to do what was hoped to be over for 6 months. Brush snow off the windshield of the Dart and scrap the thick ice off the glass. The ice scraping took 15 minutes in 11 (-12°C) temps.

Melted snow turned to ice and was 2" thick. Very solid ice due to the unseasonably low temps the past two days. Needed to back up the Dart for a bit just to go forward. The gravel road was nicely plowed down to the surface.

Bought at the mkt were a new to me item. Sweet Twister peppers, inspired by flavour. Grown at Mastronardi Produce Ltd, Kingsville, ON. They are greenhouse Grown • Family Owned • 4th Generation, now in their 60th year. Truly sweet tasting peppers, that was $2 a lb.

Also bought were Mineolas 50¢ ea, asparagus for an unreal $1 (no typo) a lb, baby bellas 10 oz for $2.28, cukes for 40¢ and giant plastic shopping bag size heads of green lettuce for $1.50. Passed on $2.85 a lb grapes. Have produce remaining from last week.

Visited my pal the mgr at Rite Aid, then decided to pass on a trip to Subway, WM, and Shaw's Supermarket. Did stop at Parker's Mkt and Deli to get a slice of pizza. They have one of the few places where a ⅙ of slice of an 18" pizza can be bought starting at $2.50 (tax inc).

It has been months since my last visit. Told the young pizza baker gal that pizza could be smelled. Shoot she said and ran over to get a giant pizza oven spatula and removed the pie. It was well burnt around the edges. She gave the entire 18" cheese pizza pie for free. Thank you so very much!

Drove to Whitefield to see if my pal the meat mgr was working. Asked him if he and his co-worker wanted some slices of pizza free. They took two slices a piece and wrapped them up for lunch. No excellent deals on meat were found this week.

Drove around munching on slices of pizza and came across the CT River in flood water stage. There were barricades of red and white stripped signs that read Closed due to flood water.

Took about 40 pix of the river pouring over the CT River Hwy, Rt 135 nearly up to the top of the guardrail. Several homes beside the banks need a boat to leave or return, or wait the flood out.

The Official National Weather Service out of Grey ME had a Flood Warning extended until Saturday morning. "The Flood Warning continues for the Connecticut River near Dalton until Saturday morning."

At 12 PM Thursday the stage was 21.6 feet. *Flood stage is 17.0 feet.* The river will continue to fall to below flood stage by late tomorrow evening. Lots of pix were shot.

The low yesterday morning was just 10°F (-12°C). The temp now is 24°F (-4°C), with the high to be 52°F (11°C). Spring returns.

Have a delightful day!

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org_elizard
Champion Author Greensboro

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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 9:21:54 PM



G00d Maundy Thursday, three30, TUrtLE1625, Lighting10K and Farful!

three30, Did you see "an illusion; pinprick holes in a colourless sky
(which) let insipid flickers of light pass by?"

TUrtLE, OK, no biggie! I have experienced all of those!

Lighting10K, Only 50? We reached 62° today!

Farful, Have a thoughtful Holy Weekend!

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Farful
Champion Author Quad Cities

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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 12:41:44 PM

Good morning Org!
 
Maundy Thursday!
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Lighting10K
Champion Author Atlanta

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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 11:51:47 AM

Good Morning Org elizard!!

50° sunny sky this afternoon
Should warm up over the weekend.

Enjoy your Thursday why having fun in Life!
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TUrtLE1625
Champion Author Oregon

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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 10:49:54 AM

Good Morning org,
I'll come back and watch. KHF's wireless connection doesn't always work for videos.

I took the photo earlier this week of KHF's clematis, with my ol* 1.3 megapixel camera.

Food Spoilage Guide continues.

BREAD
Sesame seeds and Poppy seeds are the only officially
acceptable "spots" that should be seen on the surface of any
loaf of bread. Fuzzy and hairy looking white or green growth
areas are a good indication that your bread has turned into
a pharmaceutical laboratory experiment.

FLOUR
Flour is spoiled when it wiggles.

CANNED GOODS
Any canned goods that have become the size or shape of a
softball should be disposed of. Carefully.

Happy Thursday!
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