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Fire_n_Ice

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Message Posted: May 7, 2007 10:31:02 AM

Stop in and meet ohyeah, a funny lady from Raleigh, who really needs her own home here. After the miles she's accumulated zooming thru GB on a daily basis, she really needs a place to put her feet up and relax. Welcome to your new home, ohyeah!
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 8:54:41 AM

Good Morning ohyeah,
End of the day photo taken by Dan Wollin.


Have a Thankful Thursday!
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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 7:03:55 AM



On this date, in 1847, Brigham Young and the first members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) arrived at the Great Salt Lake.

Welcome to Thursday, Sunshine!
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 2:45:04 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Went outdoors at 7:45 AM to dig up the final bare section where the former wild blackberries grew. Naturally with removing all roots, rocks and soil never loosened before, it was a job that took longer than expected.

The pitchfork did the heavy work, then the steel rake did the fine turning. Hand broadcast the wildflower seed, added some composted dry manure over the seed, then used the back side of the yard rake to wiggle soil over the seed.

Added some water to soak that area, newsprint was laid over, then the newspaper was drenched. Added some small roots to hold the print down. Saw the seed planted beside this area 2-3 days ago is germinating wonderfully. Went to the bare spot the grouse dug in the first wildflower area.

My liquid scent the day before did a fabulous job of keep it from returning. Scraped up that 18" circular area with the yard rake, seeded it, then also eased the soil over the seed. Watered, covered it, watered the print, then added some stones to prevent the wind from moving it.

Watered the remaining plants and new spots in the lawn. Sweat soaked my t-shirt and rolled down my back and head. Worked 2.5 hours in the gardens. By 10:15 the temp had climbed to 81°, the humidity was 69%, with the dew point a nasty 68°. The high of the day was 87°.

By 1 PM heavy rain and t-storms let loose some miles north of me. Lots of yellow and plenty of red on the radar map indicated a very severe storm. Cold air arrived north of me. Temp dropped to 66°.

The clouds made the sky very dark. Then the wind arrived. Had 2 hours of thunderstorms, no hail, with large raindrops the size of quarters late afternoon into the evening. No power outages in my area

Civil twilight is 4:50 AM EDT. Night is 8:54 PM.

Sunrise: 5:24 AM. Set: 8:20 PM.

Length of day: 14h 55m. Length of visible light: 16h 04m. Tomorrow will be 2m 3s shorter.

The temp is 62° (17°C) with the high to be 76° (24°C) in partly cloudy skies.

Off to the market to find deals and for some light shopping.

Have a fantastic day!

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Scanman
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 5:54:38 PM

Afternoon OY..Hey I wasn't arguing with the deal. Sounds GR8 to me.
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dickc49
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 9:52:40 AM

Good morning Ohyeah ::HUGS:: Aren't Ocular migraines fun? I get them too. Have for years. Almost all of them end without turning into a regular migraine. Its only the odd one that does. What new electronics does your new car come with? My new truck has AM-FM-XM radio. It also has navigation, and a weather application that works through the XM radio. I can get a radar map right on the center screen of the truck! I can also monitor much of what is going on with the vehicle. Lastly, it syncs with my cell phone so it knows my address book. If I make a change, it updates the next time I get in. So much has advanced in the 12 years since I last had a new vehicle!

We are going to have a real hot one today. Dew points will be near or above 70, and temps over 90. Super UGH. It might not be too bad a day to be out on a boat, or at least on a beach somewhere.
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 8:44:11 AM

Good Morning ohyeah,
Photo by Steve Power posted on the county web site.

At least you have a job. Remember all those who are still looking.

Have a wild and wonderful Wednesday!


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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 2:37:06 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

No pain and no discomfort. Eye doc says some see a kaleidoscope.

Went out at 8 AM yesterday to water all the plants, enjoy the sun rising over the forest, and the splendid new day. Near the road the smaller of the two patches of wildflowers had a 16" circle bared to the ground.

A grouse feather remained as evidence of what dug into the already soft hand tilled soil and spent the night.

Added some repellent to the area, reseeded it, watered the brushed in soil, covered it w/newsprint, and watered the soil. Will see if the deer and rabbit repellent along w/a human smell added to the ground will keep the pesky critter off my wildflowers.

Got ready for my 11 AM diabetes orientation visit and left right away north of Lancaster to the lovely Town Of Groveton. The Medical Center was real easy to find as it is two doors down from the Fire Station.

Was taken into the office minutes after may arrival, escorted to an exam room by a nurse which took my vitals. This day my pulse was 74 w/my BP at 139 over 78.

My weight was an entire 1 pound down from two weeks earlier. Now down 5 lbs since March. The Doc came in and introduced herself w/a smile. Again by her first name. Really like the friendliness.

Did let her talk for some minutes. When she began to explain the basics of carbs calories and sugar intake, she was stopped. Let her know the basic when well known and to get right into the nitty gritty of our meet.

She explained my pancreas is producing plenty of insulin yet my cells, all of the were rejecting this. Elaborated how my hip cartilage wore down to the bone and hiking, 40 miles (64 km) each week w/10-15,000 ft (3000- 4,800 km) of elevation each week had to stop.

Further explained my new thirst and desire for apple, blueberry, egg custard pie w/ice cream, and lemonade (sugar) along with my habit of bread, pasta, rice, and pizza (carbs).

She did a meal by meal in depth analysis of my typical meals for a week. She calculated that of the target of 200 grams of carbs ea day, my highest is 195 w/my lowest being 180 grams. That is how my weight has dropped nice and slow at 1 lb per month.

She was thrilled that my snacks are mainly avocados and grapes and my use of cinnamon (Decreases Blood Sugar, lowers LDL cholesterol) is substantial. The 10 benefits of cinnamon (a quick read list) has been known for over two thousand years.

In the summary of yesterday's visit the doc wrote: "Patient is quite knowledgeable in nutrition, had given up a lot of carbs, and sugar which is reflected in his 5 lb weight loss."

Know by lowering carbs and all sugar intake my weight will continue to see pounds lost. She gave a goal of losing 11 more lbs. In this manner no meds will be needed to control the borderlin diabeties. Happy to be healthy.

Civil twilight is 4:48 AM EDT. Night is 8:55 PM.

Sunrise: 5:23 AM. Set: 8:21 PM.

Length of day: 14h 58m. Length of visible light: 16h 07m. Tomorrow will be 2m 2s shorter.

The temp is 63° (17°C) with the high to be 86° (30°C). Rain is in the forecast for this afternoon along w/a t-banger.

"Thunderstorms may be severe with damaging winds...large hail...heavy rainfall and frequent lightning." -wunderground.com. Just like a real storm.

Have a fabulous day!

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ohyeah537
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2014 7:13:55 PM

Good Afternoon, MT, MidnightSun, Dino, senile, TUrtLE, dickc, and Handsome!

Today was a BUSY day at work! UGH... :-( I HATE days like today!

MT, I will try to stop more often... I now got to go downstairs and make dinner... another UGH!!!

MidnightSun... I get those ocular migraines! They're a pain in the butt but there is no pain.

Yes, Dino... another wonderful actor is gone... what a shame!

Hi senile! :-)

LOVE the Blue Heron photo, TT!!!

I'm sure my little red Hyundai will end up as a certified Used Car, dickc! I took good care of it! :-)

Hi Handsome! I hope the new car smell lasts for a long long time! LOL


Later All!

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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2014 7:08:36 AM



On this date, in 1933, Wiley Post became the first person to fly solo around the world.

Welcome to Tuesday, Sunshine! Theres's still a new car smell in here!
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2014 2:35:30 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

The low was 50° (15°C) yesterday. The windows were open all night with the house cooling off to a lovely 66° by 8 AM. Spent 90 minutes doing the laundry. Had a 6 inch white egg and bacon w/jack cheese and a 12oz coffee for $3.27 inc tax while in Littleton.

Stopped at Olympic Sports to exchange a printed t-shirt of the reigning World Series champs. Seems the thread in the right underarm was not fully stitched. No problem to exchange it for another.

Headed to the Physician Offices at the Littleton Regional Hospital for my 10:30 appointment. This new and modern hospital with the latest healthcare equipment greatly expanded on the east side and had to have a road relocated 1,000 ft from its original location.

Went to the Eye care unit. It looks fabulous w/a waterfall in the lobby that was 24' tall. Five tiers the water falls. Plants surround the base of the 14' pond. A fantastic indoor display.

Lots of beautiful photography framed 16"x 24" on the walls. Love the North Country hospitality. Everyone smiles and introduces themselves by their first names.

Arrived before time and filled out the typical 3 page form, which is routine and expected. Waited all of 5 minutes before a female tech called me inside the exam room.

Lots of Q's were asked by the tech and by me. All the wonderful eye tests were performed. Then the dilation drops were inserted.Can tell this tech is well qualified. She pulls down the skin beneath the eye. the drops were aimed and a bullseye was accurate.

After the drops took effect the good OD (eye doc) came in smiling, shook my hand and introduced himself, also by his first name. He tested for glaucoma, then tested retina pressure and looked inside the retina w/a magnifying lens and strong lighting.

He said my retina is perfect and has no signs of any problems in the future. No glaucoma either. Said my vision has superimposed jagged bright spots know as ocular migraine. (A quick 49 sec video of it starting and it seen at the max)

Asked while here about and eye vision exam. He said it would be a false reading w/my retinas being dilated. The desk gave me an appointment in three weeks.

Also given to me was a Rollens wrap around sun glasses. With my retinas dilated to the max, the bright sun was intolerable. This simple device filters out the UV rays superbly. Sat in the sun reading for an hour.

Returned home to water the gardens, the new lawn repairs, and the new germinating wildflowers. All is growing exceptionally well. A fantastic sight and a super happy feeling.

Civil twilight is 4:47 AM EDT. Night is 8:56 PM.

Sunrise: 5:22 AM. Set: 8:22 PM.

Length of day: 15h 0m. Length of visible light: 16h 09m. Tomorrow will be 2m 0s shorter.

The temp is 56° (13°C) with the high to be 86° (30°C). Two more sunny days ahead.

An appointment w/a diabetic specialist at Weeks Memorial Hospital on dieting to lower glucose levels is at 11AM.

Have a wonderful day!

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dickc49
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 11:49:38 AM

Good morning Ohyeah ::HUGS:: Still bet you old car ends up as a certified pre-owned that earns the dealer a good sum of money. The bottom line is YOU are happy! I sure do know that smell of new leather. My new truck still has that smell, and will for some time to come. Its nice that the smell lingers for more than a few days. Used to work in a leather tannery. I know the smell of leather!

Looks like today is our last day of the cooler, drier air. Tomorrow the temps go up and so does the dew point. Ugh. Got to get my lawn mowed today before its too ugly outside to want to do it. Can always stay inside the next two or three days and do inside chores.
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 8:42:17 AM

Good Morning ohyeah,
The caption reads, "Blue Heron waiting for breakfast to swim by…"
Photo taken by Ken Gagne.

Happy Monday!

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senile1
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 7:24:02 AM

mornin' ohyeah
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Dino72
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 3:17:24 AM

Good morning ohyeah

Congrats again on the new car.
Back after a weekend off of doing not much. Rain cancelled my plans to mow on Saturday. Got it done Sunday afternoon and the yard looks much better now. As you may know by now, we lost another great actor in James Garner. He was known for several movies and TV shows. However, I grew up in the '70s and I remember him as Jim Rockford. Never watched the show, but my parents did and the theme was what stood out to me. He will be missed

TV Theme from "The Rockford Files"

The heat returns to the area this week. After daytime temps in the 70s last week, we should be pushing 90 most of this week. Time to jump start the week. If it sounds weak, don't worry. It's just the lawn mower.
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 2:08:10 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

The interior of your new Elantra Limited?!

Finished my Starcraft: Brood War battles early yesterday morning taking turns being a member of the terran, zerg, and protoss races. Lots of joy playing land, air and deep space battles.

Went out mid morning to look at the straw and blue berries. All is well. Plants wildflowers, and the repairs to the lawn are going very well. The new grass is 2" tall. Decided to remove its newsprint and water w/fertilizer.

Worked prying out the humongous rip rap in the now 2' x 6' hole. Using boulders for a basic lever & fulcrum. This riprap must be very deep, very heavy and very huge.

Could not even move it after 1 hour of solid effort. A new plan is to dug under it and have it collapse at least 3 inches below the lawn grade. Then plant the annuals bought for this area the beginning of July.

Dug up the roots and rocks in the final remaining section that contains the newly planted wildflower seeds. Added a new 4' x 5' extension w/a fine looking radius corner.

Have a mere 2' x 4' area to plant the remaining wildflowers. All is growing well. Harvested some strawberries and enough blueberries for a pleasing snack. Temp rose to 84° (29°C) for the high in clear skies.

Am listening to the K.C. Royal challenge the home team on the net. Home team leads it. Will return outdoors after this post to listen to the game and improve my tan.

Civil twilight is 4:46 AM EDT. Night is 8:58 PM.

Sunrise: 5:21 AM. Set: 8:23 PM.

Length of day: 15h 02m. Length of visible light: 16h 11m. Tomorrow will be 1m 56s shorter.

The temp is 52° (11°C) with the high to be 82° (28°C). Three more sunny days ahead.

Looks like a fine morning to get my laundry done. Have an eye exam scheduled for 10:30 at the Littleton Regional Hospital.

Have a pleasant day!

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MusicTeacher
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 1:19:36 AM

Good Evening, ohyeah ♫ You're welcome for the congrats on your brand new car! Blessings to you, your two beautiful Daughters, and all who will ride in it through the years, for safe travels and wonderful journeys ahead!

Thank you for the prayers regarding my difficult work situation. I am not yet unemployed, but am close to it with too few Students to teach and not enough Gigs in this recession. Now that I am caught up after our recent Church Camp vacation from July 10-13, I plan on dedicating this week to Job Searches.

If any or both of us can't keep in touch here on GB due to our busy lives, FB is another great way to keep up with some of my updates. Most of my posted FB updates are pictures. I also see some of your updates on FB too. I will also try to stop in here occasionally as my time permits.

Wishing you a great week of work! {{{{Hugs}}}}

Good Night!
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ohyeah537
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 10:39:06 PM

Good Evening, Scanman, MT, MidnightSun, Handsome, TT and TC!

Thank you all very very much for the congrats on the new car! It really is a lot of fun to drive and I LOVE the smell of the leather! :-)

MidnightSun had already requested a photo or two of the car. I will try to get those out in the next couple of days!

$29 a month and that includes the payoff coverage if I were to total it or someone hits me and totals it before I'm not upside down, ScanMan! I REALLY did get a great deal! :-)

I will keep you in my prayers, MT. I will also try to stop in a little more frequently. :-)

Sounds like you had a GREAT day today, Midnight! Blueberries... YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

Don't think I ever knew that Sitting Bull surrendered, Handsome! LOL

Beautiful photos, paintings and pictures of the sea in the movie of the week, TT!

Hello TC!!!! :-)



Have a good evening and a better week!







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TCOROLLA
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 9:28:26 PM

Good evening ohyeah537.
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 8:39:32 AM

Good Morning ohyeah,
Congrats on your new car.

Your Sunday Movie is, Ready For The Storm, based on a song by the same name which was written and performed by Rich Mullins, a Christian Rock singer from the eighties and the nineties, according to Steve Politte.

There is no text except the final frame so you can listen to the words and watch the graphics without having to read text.

I know you're going like this one.
Enjoy!
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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 7:35:09 AM



On this date, in 1881, fugitive Sioux Indian leader Sitting Bull surrendered to federal troops.

Welcome to Sunday, Sunshine and your new car!
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 1:34:05 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Will join you in a happy dance. Understand on waiting for a sunny day to take a pic of your new car. A Hearty Congrats!

Yesterday saw another cool morning w/a low of 46° (8°C). The windows were opened at 6 AM for some fresh air an a blast of the mtn air to remain in the house all day. Readied my Dart with boxes of various recyclables for the Center.

The featured item this week was a heavy metal desk. This is tall enough to stand at and work. Even has a foot rest. Would imagine someone w/a giant basement and a pick up truck will take it home.

Decided to take a slow drive to Littleton. Expected the State Police to be riding the highways looking for speeders and such over the w/e. Stopped at Shaw's to get in on their weekly sale.

Bought broccoli crowns for 88¢ a lb. It is never that low in these parts. The lowest price in 10 years. Also bought 4 pints of blueberries for $1.50 a pint. Passed on cooked shrimp for $6.99 for a 14 oz bag. Have a dozen in stock.

Stopped back at Big Papa's Fruit and Produce. New price list & 'toons.

Got a deal on avocados that dropped to 88¢ a lb from $1.25 on Thursday. Bought 2¼ lbs of sweet potatoes for just $1. What a deal. Went to visit my pal at Rite Aid. Found he is on a 10 day vacay.

Summer traffic has arrived in Littleton. Needed to pull into a parking lot to turn back. There was a ¼ mile line held up at the 2nd US Rt 302 east light for peeps headed to the big box stores.

Banged a U'ie and returned home via the CT River Hwy. Managed to shop, stay out, and cruise the Blvd's for 3 hours. Returned home to put the produce away then sit in a chair in the sun and read. The high was a dry 78° (26°C) in nearly clear skies.

Civil twilight is 4:45 AM EDT. Night is 8:59 PM.

Sunrise: 5:20 AM. Set: 8:24 PM.

Length of day: 15h 03m. Length of visible light: 16h 13m. Tomorrow will be 1m 54s shorter.

The temp is 59° (15°C) with the high to be 75° (24°C). Further sunny days ahead.

Have a splendid day!

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MusicTeacher
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 12:32:34 AM

Good Evening, Ohyeah ♩ Congratulations on the excellent trade-in deal on your previous Hyundai Elantra to a much better Hyundai Elantra for only a small increase in your monthly payments! I am so happy for you! I wish we could see a picture of your brand new Hyundai Elantra. I pray that this car will give you and those who will ride in it, many years of safe and reliable travels. God bless you and your two Daughters!

This past April 22nd, we traded in our 2004 BMW 325i Station Wagon for this new used 2005 Honda CR-V! Here is a picture of me at the dealership after the deal was done. We got a bigger vehicle this time around because we do road trips and it is so much easier to travel as a family with a bigger cargo space for our luggage and things.

Take care, and please keep in touch with stopovers, even if brief messages at my Studio, whenever you have a chance. I understand work and family keeps you busy. I have been very busy too, but like you in the past, unfortunately my Music Teaching and Performance biz has taken a huge hit in this recession with fewer Students to teaching, fewer Gigs to perform at, and reduced income, which has forced me to go into active job searches. Please pray for me as I seek out the right career #2. It is so difficult to land any job in this recession. Due to my priorities going towards looking for a career #2 and/or finding ways to gain more new Students, I have limited most of my GB rounds to those who visit my Studio and post messages.

Take care and God bless you and yours! {{{{Hugs}}}}

Good Night!
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Scanman
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 12:08:47 AM

Evening OY..

Sounds like a pretty sweet deal depending upon how many payments you have left..Heck it doesn't really matter? You upgraded for 29 bucks a month to a sweeter ride. Good for You..Happy for you!
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ohyeah537
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2014 11:57:29 PM

Thank you dickc and SteePenny!

Nope, dickc... only took the old Elantra back for warranty work... $45 is a little to steep for an oil change for me! I take it to my local "Oil Pit" for oil changes and tire rotations!

SP... You are still very very funny!!!! LOL

You know those REALLY OBNOXIOUS LED headlights???? LOL I now have them!!! ;-)
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SteelPenny
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2014 5:32:21 PM

O-Y - Congrats on your (real) new car. Did you know that your mechanics have to go to Hunday School ?
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dickc49
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2014 1:26:01 PM

Good afternoon Ohyeah ::HUGS:: Let me guess, you have had ALL of your service done at the same dealer. Your old Elantra had reasonably low miles. In other words, it was a prime candidate for them to use as a certified pre-owned vehicle that gets them top dollar. Couple that with larger than normal factory incentives right now and you can make that kind of move. Yes, you are now paying a new loan from the start so you have five years to pay, not the balance of two you had. The dealer made money and you are happy so I guess it works out OK.
Newer cars are coming with more stuff standard. My new 2014 Silverado has heated AND A/C'ed seats. Yup they cool your butt in the summer. Plus you will note that the new car has MUCH more capable electronics. It links to your cell phone more easily, and works better with it. The difference in how my wife's five year old Accord deals with a cell phone and how my Silverado deals with one are night and day. I also have a much easier to use navigation system than she does. Mine works with a touch screen, hers with a complicated knob input thing.

Glad you are happy with the new car. With the good job, and the weekend gig at Khol's, you should see about paying it off faster. Once paid for, you can then save that money for future things, like retirement.
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ohyeah537
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2014 12:26:47 PM

Good Afternoon!

Well, last Saturday I decided to go and see what my Hyundai dealer was talking about... I have been getting emails and phone calls from the dealership... "We need your used Hyundai Elantra... Demand is HUGE... Bring it in and buy a new one!"

I took my little red Hyundai Elantra in and let them see what see what they could do. Now mind you, I have only had the car for 3 years and 17 days... I am in a brand new Elantra Limited (the old on was just a plain Elantra). It now has leather interior, 8 way power seats, heated seats, including the back seats (I guess they don't want my butt to get cold!), premium sound system, the coolest wheel covers, and lots lots more for (are you ready for this...) only $29 more per month!!! And, the length of the contract remained the same!!!! They gave me $2,000 OVER the buy out for my little red Hyundai!!!

I REALLY feel like I did well!!!! What do you think????


MidnightSun... I wish we had a Big Papa's Market and Shaw's down here!!!!!





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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2014 2:25:29 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Left extra early yesterday morning for Littleton. So early, two 6 gallon (22.7 litres) jugs were filled w/spring water. You saw the kettle drum spring at the Littleton/Bethlehem town line in my new album under misc. May have to take a summertime view photo.

Bought at Big Papa's Market were giant heads of green leaf lettuce $1.18 ea, packham pears 4/$1, navel oranges 2/$1, tomatoes $1.44 a lb, limes 4/$1, 1 lb spinach $3, Driscoll 6 ozs raspberries $2, and jumbo eggs $2.25.

Went to WM for a few items. Then stopped at Shaw's. This store had 85% fat free ground beef for $1.99 a lb, a mgr's special. Got a big pkg. Made a burger at home. It is closer to 90% w/little pan grease.

Stopped to visit my pal at Rite Aid. It was his every other Thursday off plus he gets every other w/e off. Nice job to wear a tie everyday.

Worked at weeding and garden maintenance, then sat in the sun and read. Temp was a pleasing 73°F (23°C), humidity 52%, and a fabulous dew point of 52° (11°C). One fine way to spend the early afternoon in the sun.

Have a 9 AM appointment at the cardiologist for an Transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE). An echocardiogram (aka an echo) is a type of ultrasound test that uses high-pitched sound waves that are sent through a device called a transducer.

The device picks up echoes of the sound waves as they bounce off the different parts of your heart. These echoes are turned into moving pictures of your heart that can be seen on a video screen.

My new Dr. is determined to get to the bottom of my heart palpitations. Looking forward to this test that should last about 1 hour. Will then have more blood drawn for more lab tests the good doctor wants.

Civil twilight is 4:43 AM EDT. Night is 9:01 PM.

Sunrise: 5:18 AM. Set: 8:26 PM.

Length of day: 15h 07m. Length of visible light: 16h 17m. Tomorrow will be 1m 47s shorter.

The temp is 50° (10°C) with the high to be 76° (24°C). More sunny days coming up.

Have a delightful day!

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On this date, in 1917, the British royal family changed its name from the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to Windsor amid anti-German senitment during World War I.

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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2014 2:01:17 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Woke up to rain at 1 AM. It rained constantly since 2 PM the day before. It ended for the afternoon at 1:30 PM. Rec'd 0.80 inches for the day. 3.0" in total for the month.

Looks like this area is in for a fabulous run of sunny days in the mid to upper 70's (25°C) w/the night dropping to the mid 50's (13°C). Made a wonderful diced onion, sweet pepper, mushroom with ham omelette. Topped that w/cheddar cheese. Low carbs are good.

Was a very good morning to return to sleep after my rounds. Light rain did not stop. Had 2.5 hours extra sleep after my rounds. It felt great to catch more zzz's.

Watched "Green Zone" (2010) 115 min An Action/Drama/Thriller. Following the American invasion of Iraq in 2003 Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller (Matt Damon) and his men are charged with finding the so-called weapons of mass destruction, whose existence justified American involvement, according to the Pentagon and their man in Baghdad, Poundstone.

Veteran CIA operative Marty tells Miller that there are no weapons, it is a deception to allow the Americans to take over the country and install a puppet leader.

Also suspicious of Poundstone is Wall Street Journal reporter Lawrie Dayne, who lets slip to Miller that Poundstone told her he had secret talks in Jordan with an important Iraqi, code-named Magellan,

Magellan told him about the weapons, though it now seems likely Magellan's true information was to the contrary. So begins a hunt for the truth. Who's playing whom?

The storyline was conceived from a screenplay written by Brian Helgeland, based on a 2006 non-fiction book "Imperial Life in the Emerald City" by journalist Rajiv Chandrasekaran.

Watch the "Green Zone" for free at this site. Lots of urban combat in Baghdad, Middle East politics and anger, action, twists and turns. 5/5 stars.

The grass seed is germinating perfectly. Soon the newly sowed wildflower seed will also sprout. All plants are as green as can be. Which means they are most happy. Me too.

Civil twilight is 4:42 AM EDT. Night is 9:01 PM.

Sunrise: 5:17 AM. Set: 8:26 PM.

Length of day: 15h 09m. Length of visible light: 16h 19m. Tomorrow will be 1m 45s shorter.

The temp is 59° (15°C) with the high to be 75° (24°C). A fine run of sunny days coming up.

Off to the market later for some light shopping.

Have a fantastic day!

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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2014 1:59:09 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Emptied the few remaining chicken drumsticks in a Pyrex bowl w/a cover. Added carrots, green beans, and added the 1.75 pkg of chicken tenders bought for $3.61 the other day into the clean crockpot.

Two ozs of water added with the crockpot and all the veggies in the microwave for 10 minutes to give the veggies a head start being heated before the tenders.

Began to see a war movie that came out just 4 y/a. It flowed well. Turned it off half way to go outdoors before the t-storms the forecast said would arrive late morning and continue into the afternoon.

Filled up the lawnmower w/gas and mowed. T shirt and head was soaked in sweat. Continued mowing and did not allow the dew point & humidity to bother me.

Finished the remaining lawn. Liked that it was done 2x in 20 days instead of the usual 3x. Returned inside to add cut up broccoli crowns into the crock pot for 25 minutes.

Ate a wonderfully healthy lunch and then returned outdoors. Used the flat shovel to break a few roots remaining where the riprap used to be.

Raked the soil the pitchfork loosened and turned over a few days ago. Former clumps were nicely powered soil. Hand broadcast some of the super great wildflower seed shipped for free to my store last week.

Used the back side of the lawn rake to sweep the seed about ¼ inch into the wood loam.Water it well, then covered the seeded section w/newsprint.

Seeded half the area as a section was beyond my arm reach to cover all of it with newspaper. Added some of the thin roots on top to keep the wind from blowing the print away.

Should germinate in 4 days. Will then complete this section. The other wildflower sections are growing lavishly with seed planted nearly one month ago.

Then it is time to finish the 2' x 4' hole that is now 2' x 6' long and about 14-16"deep. Two boulders remain in the ends. Have zinnias, portulaca, and marigolds well watered in stock waiting for their new home.Civil twilight is 4:41 AM EDT. Night is 9:02 PM.

Sunrise: 5:16 AM. Set: 8:27 PM.

Length of day: 15h 11m. Length of visible light: 16h 21m. Tomorrow will be 1m 41s shorter.

The temp is 68° (20°C) with the high to be 82° (28°C). Light rain since 2 PM yesterday. 0.13 inches so far, 2.87 inches for the month. A 90% chance for a T-storm later.

Have a fabulous day!

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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2014 10:34:47 AM

Good morning Ohyeah ::HUGS:: Nice job hitting 6th. I'm number three in Mass, but the number two guy has seemed to slow his posting lately so I might catch him in a few months. The number one guy is WAY ahead!
Really humid here today. We are on the humid side of a major cold front that is bringing unseasonably cold air to Chicago. As such we are in line for some tropical down pours between now and Wednesday noonish when it finally gets here. It will have modified enough by then so we will not get the record cool temps, but will get some nice air.
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2014 8:51:18 AM

Hi ohyeah!
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2014 2:16:29 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Slow day outdoors as my late morning doc appointment was my #1 priority. After watering the plants and flowers due to the lack of rain that was not enough to soak the new lawn seed, it was time to visit my new PCP doc.

He said my fasting glucose was on the high side at 115 (74-106 Mg/dl is normal) Told him for a year lemonade was a new drink, pie w/ice cream were new, and a shot of real maple syrup was added to coffee.

He my eating habits changed after all my years of eating select foods. He said to limit carbs such as pizza, bread and pasta, stay away from ice cream, and sugars such as my homemade lemonade.

He also said to lighten up on the maple syrup use in my coffee and on pancakes. That should bring the glucose level well under 100 w/o any meds needed.

Do know that sugar is new to my diet in the past year to 1.5 years. Have avoided it in cereal, oatmeal and all drinks.

He ordered more blood tests, a liver test and a scan to see my heart. Also more blood tests such as Hemochromatosis (Iron Storage Disease) TIBC, along w/ several others asap. The plemobist was on her lunch break. Will go to the hospital for further lab work on at my leisure.

The doc made an appointment for me in 3 weeks to see the results of the new tests. The Holter monitor results were not yet available to him.

Also made a eye doc appointment. Have a jagged orange area that has increased recently that is bothering me. Sometimes there is pressure, tho no sharp pain. Will see this new doc next Monday at Littleton Hospital.

Civil twilight is 4:40 AM EDT. Night is 9:03 PM.

Sunrise: 5:15 AM. Set: 8:28 PM.

Length of day: 15h 12m. Length of visible light: 16h 23m. Tomorrow will be 1m 38s shorter.

The temp is 61° (16°C) with the high to be 80° (27°C). An 80% chance of rain and a T-storm later.

Have a wonderful day!

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Message Posted: Jul 14, 2014 1:54:31 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Great news. I'm 3,553th! ; )

Went out before the heat of the day arrived and finished loosening the soil and digging out roots and rocks of the 2' x 16' upside down L strip. Did not add seed as the soil was clumpy and wanted the sun to dry it out into flowing powder.

Did lots of garden maintenance. The weeds are growing like mad. Plan to use Preen that is an organic weed preventer for all vegetable, fruit, and herb gardens.

Use Preen once a month and never hand weed again. Here is a list of weeds in one's state. Your state's weed id. Yes, it is 100% organic.

By 10:30 the heat and humidity arrived. The temp was 75°, dew point 66° and the humidity at 73%. Perspiration dripped off my head and rolled down my back. Time to return to the cool house.

Watched a movie classic named "The Gods Must Be Crazy" (1980) 109 min of action and comedy. A giant "word of mouth" transformed Gods into the biggest foreign box office hit ever released in the U.S.

A Sho in the Kalahari desert (An African Bushman) who interacts with modern technology, while there is a lot of adventure, a fair amount of suspense, and even a charming romance.

The Gods Must be Crazy is a very funny but poignant film. The humor ranges from subtle and intellectual to crazy slapstick.Gods is beautifully filmed in exotic locations, a maybe surprising amount of violence a few segments (although somewhat cartoonish and funny violence — these segments often resemble Woody Allen's 1971 film, Bananas),

Unique and different, this film showed a different side of Africa and introduced one of the few genuine characters in the African Bushman. Highly recommended for anyone who has not seen this film. If you can find it, rent it.

This is a classic — a masterpiece — that presents both surface entertainment and complex, deep themes and subtexts. If you haven't seen it yet, you should.

Found another FREE movie site. It is www.allmovie.com. Here is the link to "The Gods Must Be Crazy".

You can read the synopsis first. A delightful diversion from modern violence, albeit a few scenes w/guns in the remote countries of Africa, yet no one is killed, brief tribal nudity, and no profanity. Rotten Tomatoes gives this a 95%. Mine is 5/5 stars.

PCP appointment at 11:15 to find the results of my Holter monitor test (ambulatory electrocardiography device) that kept track of my heart rhythm for 1 week. Seems like it was 1 month ago, instead if it being just 1 week ago.

Civil twilight is 4:39 AM EDT. Night is 9:04 PM.

Sunrise: 5:14 AM. Set: 8:29 PM.

Length of day: 15h 14m. Length of visible light: 16h 25m. Tomorrow will be 1m 36s shorter.

The temp is 66° (19°C) with the high to be 82° (28°C). Steady light rain falls. Then a partly cloudy day of sun.

Have a pleasant day!

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Message Posted: Jul 13, 2014 10:41:49 PM

Hi GuyS!!! I just checked the Raleigh point standings... I've moved into 6th place overall!!! :-)
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Message Posted: Jul 13, 2014 7:26:31 AM



On this date, in 1793, French revolutionary Jean Paul Marat was stabbed to death in his bath by royalist sympathizer Charlotte Corday.

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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Jul 13, 2014 1:26:45 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Went for an early ride to the super WM in the Town of Woodsville. My local WM was out of plain topsoil. Also wanted to see if they had other brands that were remembered from last year.

Spoke to the Garden Center mgr. She also remembers white bags of topsoil that were $1.18 each. Said they were no longer stocked. Bought two of the $1.38 that are stocked.

Stopped at the in store Subway for a white egg ham and cheese w/all the veggies and a hot coffee for $3.27 w/tax. Shopped for a few other food items, then returned to Littleton.

Big Papa's Market were are nearly out of their stock at 10 AM. Any remaining produce is auctioned off Sat at 2 PM. They open oThurs-Fri 8-8 and close for the rest of the week after the Sat afternoon auction.

Bought yellow bell peppers for a deal at $1 a lb and some avocados for $1 each. Want to make healthy guacamole for my salads, eggs, and for a dip w/a Wheat Thin snack.

Returned home to keep the new lawn seed that is covered w/newsprint wet. Passed on working in the 2' x 4' hole, which then became a 2' x 6'w/the boulders. Temp was 80° (27°C) w/a 40% humidity and a dew point at a comfortable 53° (12°C).

Mowed ⅓ of the lawn. Then had a slice of blueberry pie w/Maine blueberry & cream Hood's ice cream on top. Very much enjoyed. Returned outdoors to chip away at the two remaining giant boulders in the final hole and listen to the home team play Houston @ Minute Maid Park in TX.

Civil twilight is 4:38 AM EDT. Night is 9:05 PM.

Sunrise: 5:13 AM. Set: 8:29 PM.

Length of day: 15h 15m. Length of visible light: 16h 26m. Tomorrow will be 1m 31s shorter.

The temp is 65° (18°C) with the high to be 84° (29°C). An 80% chance of rain.

Have a splendid day!

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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2014 11:58:29 AM

Good morning Ohyeah ::HUGS:: Overdid it with my back yesterday. It is complaining today. I felt it when I ducked the lilac bush with the lawn mower. Now I have to be careful for a few days. Still have a bit of outside work I wanted to get done today but will have to work very carefully!
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2014 11:56:11 AM

Good morning ohyeah537.
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2014 3:37:50 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Went outdoors early yesterday to get a head start of the morning. At 7 AM the temp was 44° (7°C) with the sun still below the forest. Wore a t-shirt and shorts to keep cool.

Grabbed the pitch fork and began to dig out roots, rocks, and loosen the firm soil where my neighbor pushed the riprap out of the way 2 weeks ago. Am still amazed at the many boulder and rocks in a small area. In a 2' x 16' area with a right angle at the top 17 rocks and three boulders were removed. A nice work out.

Watered the newsprint of the grass seed just planted Thursday. The moist paper transfers the water to the soil keeping the seed wet, while the sun can not dry out the soil, and it keeps the birds from eating the seed.

Got ready for my 11:15 dr's appointment and heading down the rolling hills of US Rt 3 south into the Town of Whitefield, NH. Arrived at the clinic to discover my appoinment is on Monday at 11:15. Somehow the day was written wrong in my planner.

No matter. Filled my car w/$3.59 gas using my Smart Pay Card at Cumberland Farms. Also made a great tasting 24 ox cup of ice coffe w/French vanilla for 99¢, $1.08 w/tax.

No one in the area can beat Cumberland Farms. Unless you need oj or something at 3 AM. Their staple items are double what is found in a supermarket

Visited my pal the meat cutter at Mac's, then headed back to Lancaster. Shaws has a Wicked Awesome 3 day w/e Sale. Skinless, boneless Cod is $4.99, Strip steak (the large section of a T-bone) is $5.99with Pasta at 88¢ a lb.

Also were reduced chicken tenders that folks were buying by the dozen. Bought 1.75 lbs for $3.99 or $2.28 a lb. Overbought.Must have been hungry.

Got may mail at the P.O. then headed home. Broccoli, carrots Julienne, thick sliced mushrooms, onions, sweet Italian peppers along w/Basmati rice were cooked. Also one of the 3 strip steaks were cooked quite slowing in a ceramic frying pan.

Added some cream of mushroom, evoo with 6 cloves of garlic for a super feast. Blueberry pie and a big scoop of Hoods bb icecream w/cream made an excellent desert.

The day turned out to be gorgeous 79° (26°C), the humidity at 38%, and a pleasant dew point of 50° (10°C). A fabulous breeze was 2-8 mph (3-13 kph.)

Civil twilight is 4:37 AM EDT. Night is 9:05 PM.

Sunrise: 5:13 AM. Set: 8:30 PM.

Length of day: 15h 17m. Length of visible light: 16h 28m. Tomorrow will be 1.28s shorter.

The temp is 51° (15°C) with the high to be 82° (26°C) in clear skies.

A beautiful full Moon is shining.

Have a tremendous day!

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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2014 12:24:44 PM

Good afternoon Ohyeah ::HUGS:: Hope all is going well in your neck of the woods. We have some more cooler and drier air. Of course 80°F is not as cool as I would like, but for July........ Going to do a bit of yard work and such while the dew points are low.
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2014 7:04:36 AM



On this date, in 1804, former vice president Aaron Burr fatally wounded former secretary of the treasury Alexander Hamilton in a duel. Hamilton died the following afternoon.

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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2014 1:54:31 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Yesterday morning was so pleasant w/a low of 59° (15°C). It was great to leave the windows open to cool down the house and to breathe fresh air all night. Nearly the same temps are expected for several more days.

Headed to Big Papa's Market (new price list and 'toons!) early to look for deals. Was the 3rd one in the doors. Their 3 garage doors are open w/displays on tables overflowing in the parking lot.

Bought were huge lemons 50¢ ea, limes, 20¢ ea, giant green leaf lettuce heads $1.18, avocados, $1.08 ea, oranges 50¢ ea, jumbo cantaloupes $2.25, green beans 1¼ lbs for $1.88,

Also bought were packham pears 25¢ ea, 5 large bulbs of garlic $1, red grapes $2 a lb, broccoli crowns $1.38, 1 lb strawberries $2.25, and cukes 50¢ ea. Bought more this week as the fridge is getting empty and the prices are low.

Bought 2 bags of no nutrient topsoil at WM, $1.38 for 40 lbs. Visited Shaw's, did not buy anything. Stopped at Martin's Agway for some Contractor's seed. Bought 68¢ worth. They told me to take the seed for free and have a nice day. Thank you Sonny & Diane.

Emptied the car of groceries. Then got to work. Leveled and graded the soil over the tractor tires prints in my lawn. These were made from my neighbor using his tractor to push rip rap (a boulder) into the forest almost two weeks ago.

Spread two 40 lbs bags of the topsoil, hand broadcast the seed, used the snap rake to wiggle the soil over the seed. The seed/soil mix was watered, then covered the area with newspaper. The newspaper was also watered. Added some thin roots to hold the newsprint down.

Completed the remainder after my afternoon posts. The temp was a delightful 74° in clear skies. Humidity a pleasing 40% w/the dew point at a welcomed 48°.

Civil twilight is 4:36 AM EDT. Night is 9:06 PM.

Sunrise: 5:12 AM. Set: 8:30 PM.

Length of day: 15h 18m. Length of visible light: 16h 30m. Tomorrow will be 1.25s shorter.

The temp is 50° (17°C) with the high to be 77° (24°C) in clear skies.

Have a PCP appointment late morning to get the update on my heart monitor reading from last week. Then it is fun in the sun.

Bought my blue 2013 Dodge Dart w/a turbocharger 1 year ago today. It has just under 2,900 miles.

Have a delightful day!

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Message Posted: Jul 10, 2014 2:19:43 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

In March of 2013, after 18 years on dial up at $9.95 per month, our local telephone Co., Fair Point Communications finally offered high speed broadband to all in my area.

Phoned the biz office and they said there was a 4 year price lock at $27.99 for 7 Mbps download, 1 Mbps upload speeds. Noticed that my Apr-May bill saw a $1 increase. When the June bill was rec'd, there was a $3 increase to $30.99. This w/notice or warning.

Been phoning the biz office since Monday. Always was a computer recording, "All of our reps are busy w/other customers, please continue to wait." Finally spoke to a rep and explained the above to her.

Her answer was the rates are now $41.99 ea month but w/my 4 year 'price lock' $11 would be discounted to make the bill $30.99. Told her that the new cost is completed disputed and never rec'd a price increase notice.

Asked her to mail me a copy of the alleged notice of price increase. Know there was no notice of a price change. Was put on hold. She returned w/a different story.

Now those (like me) on active promotion will be completed credited at some point on their past bills and there will be no price increase. Wrote the info down and thanked her. Seems to have worked out nicely.

Drove to beautiful http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franconia,_NH]downtown Franconia, NH[/L] to visit my auto insurance Co, and pay next year's premium.

Cost went up just $12. Have max coverage on my 1 year young, slightly used, 2013 Dodge Dart. Now with 2,850 miles.

Bought no nutrient topsoil for a hole filler at WM. Also a bag of composted cow manure to amend to my homemade compost aka black gold. Picked up the wildflower seed the was a ship to store order.

Stopped at Shaw's to look for blueberry ice cream. They had Hoods Maine Blueberry and cream, 1.5 qts (1.4 litre) on sale for $2.99. It was a delish treat on the drive home. In the freezer she went.

Temp was a 78° (°C), humidity 50% and the dew point nearing sticky at 58° (°C). Unloaded the garden supplies, looked over the jobs needed to be completed (mental rehearse), then left the heat of the day for inside the cool house. Well stocked and ready to begin, on another day.

Civil twilight is 4:35 AM EDT. Night is 9:07 PM.

Sunrise: 5:11 AM. Set: 8:31 PM.

Length of day: 15h 20m. Length of visible light: 16h 31m. Tomorrow will be 1.21s shorter.

The temp is 62° (17°C) with the high to be 75° (24°C) in clear skies.

Off to the market later to get a few items.

Have a fantastic day!

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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2014 7:08:56 AM



On this date, in 1872, the doughnut cutter was patented by John F. Blondel of Thomaston, Me.

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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2014 1:05:21 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

For the first time in several weeks a nap was taken after my rounds yesterday morning. It was a very pleasant and refreshing. 90 minutes of needed rest.

After my lunch of drumsticks, green beans, carrots and broccoli, 693 (not a typo) photos from last winter up to yesterday were downloaded into anew folder on my computer.

It took two hours to go through each of them. Six pix were uploaded into a new GB album. When it came time for headings and comment, five vanished. One used as the cover remained. Later GB allowed two more to be added.

This my new album that begins with three winter photos. Hope to add a few more photos a couple of times each week.

Charged the well used battery of my Nikon, formated the memory disk, and went on a drive to shoot new town calendar pix. Ended up at my pal, the meat cutter's store. He has fresh Cod on sale for $5.99 a lb. Bought four, 1 lb pieces, then took the back roads home, camera in hand.

No luck seeing wildlife. Did stop at a large farm and asked to take pix of a herd of cows. Durn cows walked over a hill and were out of sight. Told the farmer a stop on another day would happen.

After the fish went into the fridge a drive on the fireroad saw me stop at the 25 +/- field at the height of land for some long distance mtn ranges. The sun baked the air, yet the slight haze proves it is summer.

Views 20-50 miles away were taken. Will share all the best of 700 pix eventually. Most photos are in the 4.5 to 7 MB range.

Not sure how many more, or if any more pic can be displayed on the GB albums. My MB quota/allowance is past the max. Was able to add two more pix in the afternoon.

It became a steamy day w/the temp at 85° (29°C), the humidity at 54% and an uncomfortable dew point of 69°F (21°C). Enjoyed relaxing in the cooled by the mtn night air in the house.

Got an email that the wildflowers have arrived at my local WM. Will get them on my usual Thursday morning shopping spree. Will phone the store to see if pick up can be before 10 AM.

Civil twilight is 4:34 AM EDT. Night is 9:07 PM.

Sunrise: 5:10 AM. Set: 8:31 PM.

Length of day: 15h 21m. Length of visible light: 16h 33m. Tomorrow will be 1.17s shorter.

Temp is 76° (24°C). The high is to be 87° (31°C). Currently have a good rainfall, t-boomers, and had a short power outage.

Have a fabulous day!

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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2014 10:17:23 AM

Good morning Ohyeah ::HUGS:: Had a tornado warning for an area just to the south of me by 5-10 miles yesterday. Whew, close call. Looks like another chance of strong storms today. Hope its nothing more than a good lawn watering. Will be glad when the hazy, hot, and humid weather blows out later in the week.
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2014 9:56:55 AM

Hi ohyeah!
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2014 1:34:06 AM

Good morning ohyeah!

Made an extension trellis for my red and blue clematis using coated metal wire hangers and tie wire. The total trellis is 7 'tall w/an extra 1' of free space on the copper tube at the top.

Worked for a while trying to loosen the last two boulders in the new 2' x 4' hole, that is a foot to 16" deep. No luck and frankly little ambition to remove them. Have a nice collection of removed rocks fashioned as a rock wall around the hole.

Took a photo of them and the half a wine barrel with 100's of happy flowers blooming. Mid morning jumped in the car to go to the P.O. Removed the Holter monitor after the 1 week the doc prescribed

Used the neat glue remover on my chest, (which ended to be duct tape by me) and stuck the monitor on the pad, and in the box provided then mailed it postpaid to the lab. The lab will email the findings to my doc.

Have an appointment Friday. Will phone late Thursday afternoon to see if the results arrived. If not, another day will be requested.

Was planning to go to WM in Littleton for bags of plain topsoil w/no nutrients to fill the 16" deep 2' x 4' hole. Time was getting late so will go on another day.

Apparently the holiday delayed the wildflower seed. FedEx has tracked the seed out of Williston, CT, off to Boston. It is 162 miles (258 km) north to my local store.

Civil twilight is 4:33 AM EDT. Night is 9:08 PM.

Sunrise: 5:09 AM. Set: 8:32 PM.

Length of day: 15h 22m. Length of visible light: 16h 34m. Tomorrow will be 1.13s shorter

Temp is 62° (17°C). The high is to be 85° (29°C) in partly cloudy skies. Had a downpour late afternoon. 0.33 inches.

Have a wonderful day!

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