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happydaznVa

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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2009 11:29:44 PM

I Love Life

Have fun
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2014 3:44:44 AM

Good morning!

I ♥ Life!

Know it means waterfall, Just have to mention the no more walk.

Have a w/sale produce center in your area? A great biz to start. Our produce mkt put a huge dent in our Shaw's (owned by SuperValu) chain store produce profits.

Milled flax seed. Buy mine at Super WM. It is tasteless to me. Tho one can feel the thickness Great fore soup and gravies. Using 1 heaping tsp.

Had a 10 AM PCP appointment at the Whitefield branch office of Weeks Medical Center. Doc wanted to give me the 4 pages of blood test results from a Sept 20 visit.

All results are perfect, with the exception of high triglycerides My level is 249 mg/dl. Normal is is 0-200. Also my glucose is 150 mg/dl. Normal is 74to 106. Borderline diabetes yet not absolute.

Do have elevated liver AST enzymes w/a 44 u/l where 15-37 is normal. It is fatty liver. Expect this number to decrease as soon as hiking is returned and weight is dropped. Btw, one needs to burn 3,500 calories to lose 1 pound.

Still expect these numbers to shrink, staying away from sugar and carbs. Also after my hip replacement on Nov 10 and after the recovery period. Miles and elevation gain will be the drug of choice that gets me back in shape.

It has been 18 long months waiting for hip replacement surgery. Almost can not believe it will happen in just ten days. Hope a two day recovery in the hospital is the most that is needed. Knock on wood. Want to catch plenty of views again asap.

Decided to return to Big Papa's Mkt (Click on "See more") and score more butternut squash for 48¢ a lb, get two 5 lb bags of carrots that are $2 ea, broccoli crowns $1 a lb, and Driscoll blackberry pints for $1.67.

Returned home to some excellent chicken breasts w/gravy made from crock pot,. green beans, Brussels sprouts and carrots. Had a fine spinach/leaf lettuce salad with prosciutto, turkey, cukes, pepper jack cheese, with fat free cottage cheese, chopped garlic and evoo for my dinner.

Civil twilight is 6:53 AM EDT. Night is 6:05 PM.

Sunrise: 7:23 AM. Set: 5:35 PM.

Length of day: 10h 11m. Length of visible light: 11h 12m. Tomorrow will be 2m 42s shorter.

The temp is 37° (2°C), the high will be 44° (9°C), in partially cloudy skies.

Have a tremendous day!

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happydaznVa
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2014 10:13:28 PM

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Snow, so, the town must have waterfalls? We like waterfalls. Probably the most spectacular falls we saw is Yosemite Falls, and one on Columbia River Gorge, Horseshoe Falls, I think.
Duh, wouldn't have the nerve to wear that!
We had a good day, have my daughters 2 big dogs for 10 days. One is a brute, size of a large Rottweiler. We had 2 nice walks up our drive to the road(about 250') and down neighbor's drive(about 1/4 mile) 2 times.
Hope you guys have a GR8 weekend

Midnight, so, during the summer you spent lots of time in the cornfields w/local gals. wow!

Think I will try eating flax seeds. Wish we had a Big Papa's Market.

Have a grand evening
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Snowplowerguy
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2014 7:11:09 AM

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Good morning Happy!

Oconomowoc means "waterfall" named by the Potawatomi Indians.

Happy Halloween & make it a safe one!

If you dressed up for Halloween something like this....................................you might be a redneck.

Have a fabulously fantastic Friday!

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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2014 5:17:39 AM

Good morning!

I ♥ Life!

Sometimes wake once, often fall asleep again. Lived in a nice town named Oconomowoc. Means "can no more walk." j/k! Lived in the town not in the city. During the summer spend lots of time in the cornfields w/local gals. :o

Left nice and early for the market yesterday. The drive beside the CT River was serene w/o one vehicle in site in either direction. Too bad there was heavy overcast. The reflections in the still river was picturesque. The trees reflected perfectly in the still waters. The reflections a mirror.

Bought lightly at the market. Had lots of veggies remaining from the week before. Both lemons (huge ones) and limes are 5/$1, 2 butternut squash, 8 lbs at 48¢ a lb were $3.84, Driscoll strawberries $2 for 1 lb, and red bell peppers $1.75 a lb. Big Papa's Mkt (Click on "See more") has excellent low prices and produce 1 day just harvested and driven up from Boston in the wee hours.

Was going to visit my pal at Rite Aid, he car was not there so he wasn't either, Went to WM for a few items and then to Shaw's. Grabbed the wrong 8 oz bags of spinach that were on sale for $1.

Was amazed the experienced Front End Mgr, that took over the cashier's spot, had a lot of trouble crediting my account for the spinach. It was a 12 minute experience. Told her my hip cartilage is worn and she was nice enough to exchange the spinach in produce for me.

Returned home to clean up the ribs out of the crock pot, pour the homemade BBQ sauce into a cottage cheese container and freeze it. Coating the cleaned crock w/evoo added 5 boneless skinless chicken breasts ($1.77 a lb!)

Much of the in stock green beans were added, all the Brussels sprouts, 6 massive carrots, an onion, 6 cloves of garlic and two yams. Barely room for all of this. Glad it is a 6 quart crock pot. 4 hours on high and she is ready.

Then slices of a chicken breast were cubed, onion, carrots, celery sliced and simmered for an hour. Then wheat spaghetti in 1½" lengths were added and cooked for 12 minutes.

A ½ cup of milled flax seed, which thickens up soup and gravies also is very healthy for you. Made 2 quarts of chicken soup for a snack or for breky. Noticed this homemade soup is allowing me to drop some pounds nicely.

Civil twilight is 6:52 AM EDT. Night is 6:07 PM.

Sunrise: 7:22 AM. Set: 5:36 PM.

Length of day: 10h 14m. Length of visible light: 11h 15m. Tomorrow will be 2m 45s shorter.

The temp is 36° (2°C), the high will be 49° (9°C), in partially cloudy skies.

Have a delightful day!

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happydaznVa
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2014 10:02:26 PM

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Snow, Wisconsin is still on my bucket list as state we haven't been in. And we were so close. No, did not know Midnight lived in Wisconsin at one time. He and I have visited here about since I started it. You and your troops visited it too. Glad you are back. NO, can't beat that bathtub!

Midnight, glad I don't wake up at that hour. Wake often for bathroom break, but go back to sleep. Not going to watch another episode of Following tonight. Am keeping daughters 2 BIG dogs for 10 more days. They are a pain, barking, to go out again. Five times we have walked them today. Think they are just lonely.

Have a good morning
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Snowplowerguy
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2014 10:16:52 AM

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Good morning Happy!

You told me a few years ago that you never visited Wi.
Yes, when you get here we can get together & visit! That would be nice!
Did you know Midnight lived here years ago? Not to far from were we lived before the move up here.

If your bathtub looks anything like this...................................you might be a redneck.

Have a titanic Thursday!
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2014 5:09:59 AM

Good morning!

I ♥ Life!

Also like to see the wildflower sections on the interstates. Could not get into The Following.The Continuum got may interest immediately.

Woke up for the day at 1 AM. Not bad at all. Made a 4 berry combo w 2 fresh berries and two frozen ones. Poured in 1% milk added raisin bran and had a feast before 1:30 AM.

After my rounds the thought of getting skinless boneless chicken breasts for $1.77 a pound became overwhelming. Since it was raining lightly for hours, took the short drive to my home town Shaw's.

Bought a pkg of 6 breasts at the advertised $1.77 a lb and saw that 8 ozs of spinach was on sale for the week for $1 ea. Reg cost at Shaw's is a whopping $3.49 for an 8 oz bag. Unreal! A 2.5 lb bag is $6 every week at the mkt.

Stopped for my mail at the P.O. Getting bills is no fun for me. Almost drove to my pal's Mac's Mkt in Whitefield. No need to go as their sales were seen in the free newspapers . Will stop in Friday or the w/e to see if the are new specials for the week.

Discovered a new movie and TV series site. ShareTV offers free HD pix w/stereo sound of the latest movies and TV series for the entire year. ShareTV does not stock a cpmplete library like Putlocker.is does.

Yet some of Putlockers movies are far from HDShareTV is Free w/o having to register. Draw back is there are commercials, 4 & 5, one after the other.

Civil twilight is 6:49 AM EDT. Night is 6:09 PM.

Sunrise: 7:19 AM. Set: 5:39 PM.

Length of day: 10h 17m. Length of visible light: 11h 17m. Tomorrow will be 2m 45s shorter.

The temp is 34° (1°C), the high will be 47° (8°C), w/further overcast.

Have a fantastic day!

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happydaznVa
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2014 9:54:53 PM

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Snow, We flew into Minneapolis/St Paul, rented a car and drove up to Voyagers NP. We didn't drive from Virginia. It was almost 600 miles to the NP. Nice drive. Wanted to go into Wisconsin but did not have the time. Have not been to that state. Future trip. If we take a trip that goes near you, would like to meet you at a restaurant for lunch or dinner. Have met KK in Vegas 2 or 3 times. Red Neck Picture Frame
Have a good evening

Midnight, when I finish here, will watch episode 7 of the Following.
I like different colored wild flowers on the interstates.
The Continuum looks pretty good, might do it after Following.
We had a nice and warm day. Just a little drizzle this evening.

Have a good evening and a sleepy night



[Edited by: happydaznVa at 10/29/2014 9:57:49 PM EST]
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Snowplowerguy
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2014 10:44:53 AM

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Good morning Happy!

WOW! That's quite a long drive up there for you!

We are now about 45 miles north of Green bay.

If your TV tray looks something like this...............................you might be a redneck.

Have a wonderfully wicked Wednesday!
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2014 4:56:53 AM

Good morning!

I ♥ Life!

Have to put the game on pause occasionally to stare at what is what. Very handy in the middle of a huge war w/explosions and lots of movements. The player is the General that controls all warfare. Great fun!

Woke up at midnight Tuesday morning. Thought rolling over would get me back to sleep. It did not. Got up had a slice of pizza w/added mushrooms, diced spinach, w/pepperjack cheese and returned email messages that were rec'd.

Watched Criminal Minds and the 4th episode of season 1 of The Continuum. The viewers of this sci-fi series give this show a 91% approval. Am liking this show a bundle.

Then did my rounds and posts while fatigue set set at the end. The early morning wake got to me 7 hours later. Turned in and was surprised to have slept 3 solid hours. Good, just what was needed.

Went out for a wildflower patch inspection. They looked great. They are blooming and many are dif purple types not seen in these parts. Will eventually upload the pix/Have been slacking for weeks.

Durn damp and cold outside. Temp was 45 (C) just after it stopped raining, just after 11 AM. Real raw outdoors, right to the bone. Returned inside to play some StarCraft II and get lost in time for 3 hours.

It is going to be a while to get used to the coming winter. In fact our Mt Washington and the Presidential Range has 2 inches of snow depth from the other day. Will most likely see snow in the valley Friday evening into Sat morning. Don't expect much, yet am ready for a 3 foot blizzard.

Tonight is the last time the ISS orbits over the East Coast for a while. In my area it will be seen at 6:48 PM . Easily seen w/the naked eye, watch the ISS and the other satellites in your area.

Civil twilight is 6:49 AM EDT. Night is 6:09 PM.

Sunrise: 7:19 AM. Set: 5:39 PM.

Length of day: 10h 20m. Length of visible light: 11h 20m. Tomorrow will be 2m 48s shorter.

The temp is 39° (4°C), the high will be 58° (14°C), w/a 50% chance of rain

Have a wonderful day!

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happydaznVa
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2014 10:22:32 PM

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Snow, it is great getting to visit GK's and see them laugh. The 2 boys are a joy. Then the 10 & 12 years old don't pay much attention. The rest of the GK's are 24, 25, 26 27 & 28, as I remember. Don't see them much.
Enjoy your trip to see them and tell EW, C & PM hi for us. In June, we were in MN and drove up to Voyagers NP, wondered where you where now.

Have a great evening

Midnight, no ISS again tonight. That your new game? I couldn't keep up with who was shooting who. Think I will just settle to watch a shootem up.
My last time to see ISS is tomorrow at 6:38pm

C U L8R
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Snowplowerguy
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2014 9:46:54 AM

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Good morning Happy!

I know what you mean. We are scheduled to visit my oldest son w/3 GK's on the 15th. They are ½ way down to Mil. Hope to get down to C & PM w/2 GK's sometime in Nov. also. No date set yet.

Have a tremendous Tuesday!
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2014 4:04:10 AM

Good morning!

I ♥ Life!

A delish recipe w/o MSG, if there is none in your brand of ketchup.

Prolly no ISS tonight. Last chance for awhile to see the ISS is tomorrow night.

Another early to rise morning, slept until 1 AM. Enjoyed the posts and completing my rounds early yesterday. Seems the servers of GB determine if the posts go slow or fast. Some posts still hang on occasion. A page test to another other site sees rapid page response.

Delighted in learning more about the StarCraft II tutorial and learning about how each new soldier and war machines fight and their weapons used. The symphony orchestra music is superb and the graphics continue to astonish with bright colors and details. Here is a screenshot.

The war made me fatigued. Laid down and got in a two needed nap. My eyes and mind were tired. They felt great after the rest. Had a fresh four berry combo w/Raisin Bran and 1% milk.

Went outdoors to look at the gardens. Temp was 41° (5°C) and the humidity was 82%. Cold and raw to the bone. When the crisp sound of rifle fire, about ½ mile away was heard, decided to return to the house.

In northern NH hunting season began Sept 1 and rifle deer hunting ends Dec 15. Think it best the remain inside. No need for a hunter to explain to the Fish & Game Dept and S.P. what part of me looked like a deer.

The ISS orbits the East Coast at 6:00 tonight in my area. See the ISS and the other satellites in your area.

Civil twilight is 6:48 AM EDT. Night is 6:11 PM.

Sunrise: 7:18 AM. Set: 5:41 PM.

Length of day: 10h 22m. Length of visible light: 11h 22m. Tomorrow will be 2m 48s shorter.

The temp is 38° (3°C), the high will be 58° (14°C), w/a 70% chance of partial sun.

Have a fabulous day!

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happydaznVa
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2014 10:02:55 PM

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Hi Snow, thanks on the congrats. Can't see the tykes enough. The old older brother (15 months apart) is a clown. I remember how it was trying to move into a new house and get settled in. My Frog (fathers room over garage) is now a storage area. Some day, may get it empty.

Midnight, that sounds like a great receipt that I will try. Thanks.
No see ISS last night, next one is Friday night. Hope to see that one.

You all have a pleasant evening and a GR8 day tomorrow
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Snowplowerguy
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2014 8:36:23 AM

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Good morning Happy!

I will tell "C" & "PM" HI next time when I see see them. They just built a hew house & moved in about 2 weeks ago & are busy as us trying to get settled in. Congrats again GGP!

Have a momentous Monday!
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2014 3:45:05 AM

Good morning!

I ♥ Life!

Perhaps many new parents need to learn to be parents, offer good morals and upbringing.

Woke up at 1 AM yesterday nicely refreshed from a fine night of sleep. Soon afterwards a severe downpour arrived. Can not tell how much rain as the site used for the weather is having T.D's. Even backed up my work in case the power went off. Was happy the heavy rain lasted only 8 minutes.

Had a lot of joy playing Starcraft and then relaxing watching some TV shows on Netflix.

Made my own BBQ sauce using the following:
        1/2 cup brown sugar
        1/4 cup ketchup
        1/4 cup soy sauce (reduced sodium)
        1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
        1/4 cup rum
        1/2 cup chili sauce
        6 cloves garlic, crushed
        1 tsp dry mustard
        1 dash ground black pepper, or
        1/2 tsp Mrs dash.

Added this sauce to the St Louis pork ribs after trimming as much fat as possible. Added evoo to the 6 qt crock pot and cooked all for 3.5 hours that keeps the meat attached. And extra 30 minutes cause the meat to fall off the bone.

Enjoyed a 1 for lunch. Then drove to Shaws for more ribs. Purchased the baby back ribs this time. Either are on sale this w/e only for $2.88. Also bought and Essential 32 oz Supreme pizza for $3.99.

Also bought Hood® Maine Blueberry & Sweet Cream 1.5 quart of ice cream for $1.99. Too low a price to let pass. Also noted one company's big pie selection was $3.99 for a 8" until 1/1/15. They even have squash pie that is low fat, sodium, and salt.

Returned home, removed the previous ribs in a Pyrex glass 2 qt bowl and sliced the butternut squash in half. It was bought on Thursday 3.26 lbs for $1.56 at Big Papa's Mkt.

Added it to the crock pot and let the works slow cook for 4 hours. Delish! The BBQ sauce will be saved in the freezer for another day.

Watched the Pats trounce the Bears via replays on NFL.com and ESPN.com. The Pats are now 4-0 at home w/a 6-2 record.

The ISS does not obit the East Coast tonight in my area. See the ISS and the other satellites in your area.

Civil twilight is 6:46 AM EDT. Night is 6:12 PM.

Sunrise: 7:16 AM. Set: 5:42 PM.

Length of day: 10h 25m. Length of visible light: 11h 25m. Tomorrow will be 2m 48s shorter.

The temp is 41° (5°C), the high will be 48° (9°C), w/a 60% chance of partial sun.

Have a pleasant day!

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happydaznVa
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2014 11:02:37 PM

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SPG, its great to here from you again. I saw "C" listed. Tell all I said Hi! Saw pictures of Gkids. We have 2 GGkids now, brothers, 15 months apart. The older one is going to be a clown! He is a funny cut up! Later.

Midnight, no sat tonight. Delicious sounding crock pot. Watched another episode(# 7) of 'the following' early this morning. Think #8 is on for tonight.

Have a good night and a GR8 week
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2014 9:04:55 AM

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Good morning Happy!

Thanks for stopping by my new home! I was wondering if you would ever figure it out! <wink>

I love Blue Bloods too! My son "C" the cop told me about it a few years back.

Have a super sunny Sunday!
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happydaznVa
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2014 12:09:12 AM

Had to post before 12.

Midnight, the world has gone crazy, and they want to have gun control. The parents need to have control over how their children are raised.

Hope to see ISS tomorrow at 6:50pm, WNW

have a good last day of the week end
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happydaznVa
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2014 12:00:15 AM

I ♥ Life

Blue Bloods comes on Fridays on CBS. Tom Selleck as NY Police Commissioner.
Lots of action.
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2014 3:46:38 AM

Good morning!

I &hearts Life!

Never seen nor heard of Blue Bloods. Netflix streaming doesn't offer it.

Great you are happy w/the new cast and it is comfortable.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The temp is 36° (2°C), the high will be 58° (14°C). A 1 day change into partly sunny skies.

Have a tremendous day!

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happydaznVa
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 11:29:16 PM

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Didn't see ISS tonight. Maybe can see it tomorrow

This cast that I got Wednesday is sooooo much more comfortable.

Have to cut out, get up early and finish picking up and filing the computer room. Got to watching Hawaii 5-0 and Blue Bloods

Have a GR8 weekend
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 4:48:13 AM

Good morning!

I ♥ Life!

Not that quick at 4 in the morn. Got it now. Thanks you for explaining. Read that knees are the most difficult to recover. Two at once mnust near insanity.

Fabulous to have a Halloween gathering of family. Best wishes with the cast off soon and the PT to work it back to normal.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Have a delightful day!

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happydaznVa
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 11:16:59 PM

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Midnight, KK is KK7BA my friend from Wyoming.

Hope to see ISS Friday night from Busch Gardens while dodging the grimlins!

Forgot about ISS today, busy cleaning up the computer room for our Halloween family gathering. Wife has been decorating most of the day.

Really like my new cast, more room and comfortable, but will be glad to get it off in 3 weeks, then 6 weeks of therapy.

Have a good day tomorrow
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 5:15:37 AM

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Friday evening is a good time to watch the ISS.

Both knees to be replaced? Who is KK?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Have a fantastic day!

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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 11:41:04 PM

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Midnight, seeing the sat's is fun to watch. Overcast and rain today so could not see anything. Maybe tomorrow evening. On your link, ISS don't go over until Friday!

See that KK may have to have both knees replaced.

Have a good rest of the week
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 3:10:24 AM

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I ♥ Life!

Our area is in a major rain storm for 6 days. Hope your wife and you see the ISS. It is a happy feeling.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Have a fabulous day!

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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 12:06:24 AM

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That is cute!

Yep, lots of cheaper cd's now than 16 yrs ago

Midnight, don't see ISS until Thursday, Friday & Saturday. Hope to remember to watch for it this time.

Have a good night

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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 2:19:36 AM

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Missing your usual fun.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Have a wonderful day!

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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 3:18:45 AM

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Can remembering y/a you complained about your thumb. Then you procrastinated the op nearly forever. Ha!

The ISS is early day this week, twice on Wed and Friday. Effortlessly viewed w/the naked eye, unless overcast oscures it.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The temp is 37° (3°C), the high will be 51 (11°C) in partly cloudy skies.

Have a pleasant day!

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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 9:24:53 PM

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Midnight, you won't feel no pain! And it will be over quick. Wish I had done mine sooner. Just thumb is uncomfortable in this cast, which comes off Wednesday!!! Then the hard cast for 3 weeks, with rehab for 2 weeks. Doing it now, moving fingers as much as I can.

Going to try to remember to watch satellite in the morning.

Have a good night and a gr8 week
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 3:15:02 AM

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In a big way the hip replacement is being looked forward to. The op itself is not.

The ISS will get closer to you next week. Bigger and brighter.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Have a splendid day!

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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 10:35:36 PM

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Midnight, I had minor surgery, you will be having major surgery. Good luck!Most of my meds are under $5 with my Federal Blew Cross and Medicare

Awwwwww, forgot ISS tonight

Have a good night, you need the sleep, going to watch #5 of the following

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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 3:34:55 AM

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Great you are feeling much better. Also believe my surgery will be quite more complicated the surgeon will make an 8" incision, slice the muscles, use spreaders to open up to my bone, and cut that sucker off. The the hip replacement is installed. 3 hours is the average time needed. Know it will be beyond sore for some days.

Need to see some shows for entertainment, not music, shows. Miss it much.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The temp is 46° (8°C), the high to be 61° (16°C) in overcast skies w/a 70% chance of rain.

Have a tremendous day!

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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 12:11:44 AM

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Yep, all returned. I know I posted and reviewing, no find post.

The surgery went very well, no pain. Yesterday was first pain and that was from lifting using my right hand fingers too much. Better today.

You surgery will be more involved than mine, I think. He had to pull and attach a tendon and was to break my thumb bone to get tendon reattached.

We went to Busch Gardens just to see 3 shows and walk. After the 3rd one, we were going to walk around the park a couple of times and go home. Was in the bathroom washing hands and heard "Hey Gramps", turned around and it was my 12 year old grandson. We went out and met up with his mom and dad. Then wife came out and was as pleased as I was to see them. The 2 Gkids are staying here tomorrow night with a 6 year old niece. We went to 2 of the same shows with them and left at about 9:30. Took no time to get home.

Have a GR8 weekend

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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 3:30:13 AM

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See your speed lines have returned. Worth the write to the mods. Congrats!

It is best you don't remember the op. Good to learn this. Need to feel comfy on the anesthesia.

have heavy overcast. Not 1 star can be seen. Not even the Moon.

Relished in completing my rounds and posts early yesterday to be able to relax and see several TV Shows on Netflix. The rain arrived at 5:15 AM. Heard it as the windows were open. Nice slow steady rain. Temp was a pleasing 62° (17°C). Inside the house was 74° (23°C).

Enjoyed the drive to Littleton. When the rain stopped, the clouds had three depths w/some blue skies as a background. The mountains saw swirling clouds pour over the summit ridges like an ever so slow waterfall.

Bought at the mkt were Brussel Sprouts $2 lb, 5 lbs of carrots imported from Quebec $2, broccoli crowns $1 lb, a Big head of celery $1.14, cukes 40¢ ea, green beans $1.75 lb, and baby bella mushrooms 10 oz for $2.25.

Bartlett pears 98¢ lb, as were most apples. No apples were purchased. Yams were at a recent history low of 65¢ a lb. Big Papa's Mkt was jammed w/8 AM customers.

Bought a few items at WM. Was going to visit my pal who is the mgr of Rite Aid. He took the day off. In fact he takes every other Thursday off. Great to make one's own working hours.

Rain returned in the afternoon. At no time was it moderate. Like having the slow steady rain for hours. We needed it as it did not rain for over a month. Temp was 73° (23°C) in the afternoon. Kept all the windows open. Yet not at night. Civil twilight is 6:34 AM EDT. Night is 6:27 PM.

Sunrise: 7:03 AM. Set: 5:58 PM.

Length of day: 10h 54m. Length of visible light: 11h 53m. Tomorrow will be 2m 58s shorter.

The temp is 60° (16°C), the high to be 66° (22°C) in overcast skies w/a 40% chance of rain.

Have a delightful day!

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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2014 8:13:04 PM

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I did write to mods and points were back today, and 2010 consecutive days.

am going to watch another episode when finished with GB.

Unconscious during the operation? Well, I remember the sleep doc talking to me, going to use nerve block, would feel like a bee sting and my surgeon would talk to me after. Never felt the sting, think they spiked the IV. Woke up, wife was there, was groggy at first, and had this big bulky wrap on my hand. Told her my doc would be in. She said he had come in and talked to me, but I don't remember him being there. Like the nerve block.

Saw on news here that beginning at 5:30 tomorrow, red comet will be visible first time ever. Went upstairs but could not see anything due to tall trees close to house and clouds.

When do you get the hip fixed?

Have a good night
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2014 2:06:58 AM

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I ♥ Life!

Write to the mods. They offer 2 chances to get your con days returned w/the speedlines.

Will check out the pilot show of The Following.

Hope your hand hurts far less each day. Were you unconscious during the op?

Ordered StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty on Ebay yesterday morning. The new game is $60. That is the PC version and a very high cost compared to other games. The are many new stunning graphics and improvements over the original.

Ordered it in very good condition for $13.57 inc pstg. Rec'd email confirmation it was shpd. It should be here Tues or next Wed. There is a sequal available now "Heart of the Swarm" and another sequal to be released soon.

Watched some Netflix TV Series. Also going thru the 4 seasons of The Walking Dead. Very graphic scenes that are not recommended while eating.

Went thru 1000+ pix taken spring summer, and fall. Began to upload them in a time frame. Then rec'd notice that my allotted amount of MB is used up during the final upload.

Will now create a new group of pix on another site. Hope to share it next week.

Had the pleasure of a 3 hour nap from 7-10AM. Foe me to sleep that long proves it was needed. Woke up to partly cloudy skies and temps in the 70's. Changed into shorts and a tee and went outdoors.

Mowed the entire lawn mulching up the hardwood leaves. In the extra thick leaf areas it took 2 and 3 runs across the same lines to chip up the leaves into near dust.

Great to do this when the leaves are dry and fluffy. A big job to rake, even bigger when the leaves get soaking wet. Glad to mow them and have free fertilizer in the spring. With spread pelletized lime before the snow falls.

Spent two hours mowing. Wanted this to be my final time using the lawn mower. Enjoyed the looks of a leafless lawn and the thought of not needing the lawn mower until Memorial Day 2015.

Made a fabulous salad of leaf lettuce, delicious home grown tomatoes, ham, prosciutto, and pepper jack cheese w/evoo and garlic on top. Can feel my feet, legs and hip pain after two hours of non stop mowing. Turned in early. Slept later.

Tonight the ISS orbits over the East Coast early at 6:10 PM. See the ISS (w/the naked eye) and all the other satellites in your area at this website.

Civil twilight is 6:33 AM EDT. Night is 6:29 PM.

Sunrise: 7:02 AM. Set: 6:00 PM.

Length of day: 10h 57m. Length of visible light: 11h 56m. Tomorrow will be 2m 58s shorter.

The temp is 60° (16°C), the high to be 71° (22°C) in overcast skies w/an 80% chance of rain. We need it.

Off to find some deals at the mkt and do some light shopping.

Have a fantastic day!

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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2014 10:49:53 PM

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I was sure I posted on VA Beach site, here and gas prices. Have looked were I usually post and no tracks. Had 2005 days as of Sunday
Found a new weekly on Netflix, watched 3 episodes this morning "The Following".

Hand op last Thursday, not much pain, quit meds Sunday. Ached a bit today, but was working with hand and think that irritated the cut. cast off next Wednesday and get hard cast for 3 weeks. Good luck on it, rather have mine done again than yours. KK in VA Beach is having a knee done.

gotta go draft a letter to GB Monitors

Have a good night

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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2014 3:42:24 AM

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Enjoyed some TV Shows on Netflix in the wee hours after my rounds yesterday morning. Also played some Star Craft: Brood War. Nice to take a needed nap for 90 minutes. Woke up at 8 AM.

Began to ready for my orthopedic appoint later in the morning. Decided to go for the drive to the Town of Whitefield. Here are 20 images of this fabulous New England gem.

Visited my pal's grocery store in that town. Told him how tasty and tender the shoulder roast is and thanked him again for the low price. Bought 1½ lbs of pepper jack cheese, sliced in the deli for $4.99 this week. The stack is nearly 3" tall.

Drove home to put the cheese away. Visited my garden, looked at the remaining perennial and wildflowers. Saw a female ruffed grouse run off into the forest. They look similar to a chicken, tho much smaller.

Pick up a over a dozen pieces of mail at the P.O., sorted thru the you have been approved ones, and tossed those, along w/the ads in the sorting bin. Time to go to my 10:45 hip surgeon's office to meet the female PA, then the surgeon afterwards.

Had all the vitals done. Bp was 140/70, not bad for one who has been sedentary since mowing the lawn almost 1 month ago and no longer working in the gardens. H.T is 81 w/96% O2. Plus 1.2lbs weight loss.

Filled out a massive questionnaire, then the PA asked me a ton more. Countered by asking her a score of Q's some she could not A. Then waited for the surgeon to enter the room and get to the details.

He showed me the actual DePuy hip replacement and explained the procedure. He will give me the ceramic on PVC version cup and head, the most expensive and longest lasting. Not the stainless steel model. That had a class action lawsuit. Also signed the Surgerical Permit Contract of Agreement.

Afterwards 4 x rays were taken with the orthopedic ball marker extended to measure the length and the size of the head that fits into the cap. There was little waiting and it took just a few minutes.

Then my blood was drawn for a red/white blood cell count and to ensure that MRSA is not present. Will also need to get another blood test 1-2 days before the procedure

Sounds great to me. Tho not eating after midnight on the morning of surgery will most likely be a challenge. Not even water is allowed. Am ready to be bionic on Nov 10. Most likely 2 days will be needed overnight to recover and gain leg muscle strength to walk up stairs.

Civil twilight is 6:32 AM EDT. Night is 6:31 PM.

Sunrise: 7:01 AM. Set: 6:01 PM.

Length of day: 11h 00m. Length of visible light: 11h 59m. Tomorrow will be 2m 58s shorter.

The temp is 64° (18°C), the high to be 76° (24°C) in partly cloudy skies now, sun later. Tied for the warmest night of the year and most likely the last one that is warm.

Have a fabulous day!

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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2014 3:45:49 AM

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Glad you were happy seeing all the pix and links.

You had a thumb op. How did it go?

Woke up and hour earlier than usual yesterday. Tried to roll over and return to sleep. Watched an epi of Law and Order: SVU, hoping it would make me return to sleep. It was not going to happen.

Had Raisin Brand cereal with straw, blue, and raspberries in 1 % milk. Could see the Waning Gibbous, 70% of the Moon was illuminated. Saw the shadows of trees on the ground.

Completed my rounds very early and returned to sleep for two hours. Played several hours of StarCraft: Brood War, the epic saga of the Protoss, Terran, and Zerg.

These three distinct and powerful races battle one another on the ground, in the mtns and in space. Fast-paced, hard-hitting, tightly balanced, highly competitive, real-time strategy game play.

Had the last of the chicken noodle soup. Have a 24 oz container of it in the freezer. Decided to make a new batch. Used the remaining 2 chicken breasts, plenty of veggies, and added wheat noodles and milled flax seed for my health and to thicken up the soup. Milled flax seed is wonderful for both.

Went out for a look and see on my tomatoes. Glad to have picked a dozen the day before. The remaining ones were frozen. Picked some of them for the rabbits for their food. Rabbits also chew on the lawn.

The lawn... Have purposely neglected it for three weeks. Have allowed all the leaves to fall and cover the grass. When most leaves have fallen, will get the lawnmower, cut it, and mulch in the leaves. No more hours of raking.

Civil twilight is 6:30 AM EDT. Night is 6:32 PM.

Sunrise: 7:00 AM. Set: 6:03 PM.

Length of day: 11h 03m. Length of visible light: 12h 02m. Tomorrow will be 2m 59s shorter.

The temp is 52° (11°C), the high to be 73° (23°C) in partly cloudy skies.

Have a wonderful day!

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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2014 10:56:07 PM

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Disregard the next one, was viewing your videos and accidently closed web site. Liked the music in them, the pigs in the one with all the snow look ready for the market!

Grafton, NH, I live in Grafton, VA! Nice view of the towns.

My TV guide shows Criminal Minds is on ION, Mondays, 8pm and 9pm.

Thanks for the flyover list, missed them.

The town meeting, love to see the piano player in action a see his fingers on the keys!.

The 4th of July parade looked like the one we saw in International Falls, MN.

Time to take meds and go rest my arm!

Have a good night..
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2014 10:10:04 PM

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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2014 3:31:14 AM

Good morning!

Happy Columbus Day and Happy Thanksgiving to our Canadian friends!

I ♥ Life!

Played some StarCraft: Brood War yesterday the early morning. Been a few weeks since the real time strategy war game was played.

Then emptied the small amount of ribs and veggies that remained in the crock pot. After washing it, the shoulder roast purchased for $3.49 a lb at store where my pal works as the meat mgr was trimmed of all the fat.

Turn on the crock's outside container on to get it well hot. Trimmed close to ½ lb of fat. Was fastidious in the tiniest places. Added some evoo, a 12 oz bottle of beef gravy, carrots red potatoes, and the placed the roast deep in the gravy.

A half cup of water and 6 cloves of garlic, diced, two tbsp of Worcestershire sauce and a tbsp of Mrs Dash were added. Into the nuke the 6 qt ceramic pot went to get the contents hot and cut cooking time.

Three hours later a huge crown of broccoli was cut in big florets, along w/3 yellows onions peeled and sliced into a cross of quarters were added. Turned the setting to low heat.

Changed into a new ball game tee, my tennis shoes, and white shorts. Took a drive down to the CT River. Took a half dozen of shots. Mostly the silver trees were predominately green w/hues of color.

Got the pix just in case the trees don't turn or rain and wind knock off the leaves. Not enough color to make the pix worthy of sharing. Thought of heading to the summit of Mt Prospect, yet know the colors are far past peak in the distance.

Went to the local Shaw's to get some 1 lb boxed of wheat pasta of several varieties at the w/e only sale. Broccoli crowns were also on sale for 99¢. They are usually $1.49-$1.59 a lb in this area.

Returned home to a blast of flavors when the front door was opened. Became instantly hungry. Filled a plate with a combo of everything in the crock pot, the added 3 tbsp of water in a cup and the same amount of corn starch well mixed, then added to the crock pot and mixed in.

It will nicely thicken the gravy contents into a stew consistency. Was a fantastic meal. Seconds were had, then a slice of blueberry pie bought at super WM the other day. The 24 oz 8" bb pie was just $3.98.

Picked 12 of the ripest tomatoes on the vines. They are 3-4" in diameter. The size of softballs. More than can be eaten in a week.

The ISS appears at 6:57 PM tonight coming in from the west. See it in your area and time w/the flyover list here. It is the brightest object in the sky other than the Moon.

Civil twilight is 6:28 AM EDT. Night is 6:36 PM.

Sunrise: 6:57 AM. Set: 6:07 PM.

Length of day: 11h 06m. Length of visible light: 12h 05m. Tomorrow will be 2m 59s shorter.

The temp is 27° (-3°C), the high to be 65° (18°C) in clear skies.

Have a pleasant day!

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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2014 5:01:32 AM

Good morning!

I ♥ Life and others that post!

Tried to get in a nap at 8AM. Too much on my mind to fall asleep. At least rested for 30 minutes.

Was down to my last yellow onion making a Western. Saw an epi of The Walking Dead, then filled my car with four bags of recyclables. Headed to the dump at 9 and shot the breeze w/the attendant after transferring the items.

Drove on the CT River Hwy to check out the silver maples. The river was steaming w/thick fog. The air was 34°F / 1°C with the water in the 40's. In fact a tee and shorts are getting out of place w/seeing your breath in the cold morning air.

Deciding to buy 10 more cans of tuna in water at Shaw's for 69¢ a can to stock up. Their stocked brand Essential Cream of Chicken was also on sale for 50¢s; an can.

Stocked up on 8 more cans. WM sells them for $1.25 so there is a fabulous savings. They had nicely sliced prosciutto ham sliced in pkgs in the case for $3.99 a lb. Well worth the price as regulary is $10.99 a lb.

Visited Porfido's Market and Deli in Littleton while in town. Frank Sr bought the building in 1930 and its been in the family since. Found excellent rare pastrami there for the everyday price of $5.99 a lb. It is usually at least $10 a lb.

Enjoyed the new paving on the CT River Hwy on the journey. So pleasing to drive on that stretch of heaven. The river is so slow and the trees very reflective in the gentle water. The silver maples have not yet reached their peak colors.

Civil twilight is 6:28 AM EDT. Night is 6:36 PM.

Sunrise: 6:57 AM. Set: 6:07 PM.

Length of day: 11h 09m. Length of visible light: 12h 08m. Tomorrow will be 3m 0s shorter.

The temp is 33° (.5°C), the high to be 58° (14°C) in partly cloudy skies.

Have a splendid day!

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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2014 2:23:06 AM

Good morning!

I ♥ Life!

Temp was freezing yesterday morning. Saw the grass white w/frost when going outdoors. The tomatoes somehow made it. Will be harvesting the remaining real soon.

The wildflowers are blooming wonderfully.Took several shots over the past several weeks.Will add them to my albums. Still sorting thru over 1,000 photos. It takes time, that is an understatement.

Jumped into the Dart, pulled to the foot of the driveway at the road. 6 healthy wild turkeys were startled and were there figuring out which way to go. Caught a photo of 3-4 of them before they hopped into the forest.

Drove down the CT River Hwy. The silver maples have hues of red on their green leaves. These trees are the last to turn. With the temps dropping, the colors should be worth the wait.

Visited my pal the meat mgr in their Whitefield store. Told him my mind was set on making home made beef stew. MSG free and nicely thick. Had checked out the prices and cuts that Shaw's sells.

Shaw's wanted $4.99-$5.49 for cut stew beef and a shoulder roast. My pal cut several shoulder roasts and added a $3.49 a lb price to the 3 pkgs. Chose one and thanked him for the excellent low price.

Also bought hot Italian sausage, store made at $2.99 a lb and deli sliced pepper jack cheese for just $4.99 on sale this week.

Saw a longtime friend working on his gravel drive. Stopped to chat w/him. He was repaired the sloped drive the rain washed away w/a hand shovel and a wheelbarrow. He just turned 76 y/o.

He showed me inside his new to him, used 24' trail trailers. He paid $2,200 for one and $2,500 for the other. Said he plans on doing trailer camping w/one and sleep in the other on occasion.

Someone dumped 3 6 wheel loads of garbage on the side banks of his parking area. Then dumped a load of 150 scrape tires down another bank. He lives in a trailer on top of a small mtn, about 1000' above the parking area.

There is a very steep road that one needs a 4 wheel drive to make it up the mtn to his home. He can not see below. He has a huge mess to clean and wants to catch the perp. Not sure if someone is angry at him or discovered by chance a place to haul junk and dump it. What a dirty deed to do to someone.

Civil twilight is 6:27 AM EDT. Night is 6:38 PM.

Sunrise: 6:56 AM. Set: 6:08 PM.

Length of day: 11h 12m. Length of visible light: 12h 10m. Tomorrow will be 3m 1s shorter.

The temp is 37° (3°C), the high to be 58° (14°C) in partly cloudy skies.

Have a tremendous day!

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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2014 10:42:14 AM

I L♥VE Life

Very WET Happy Friday Happy

3+ inches of rain with light rain falling as I post

stay safe Buddies & enjoy your w/e
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2014 3:09:37 AM

Good morning!

I ♥ Life!

It was a gentle, pleasant drive back to Littleton to shop at Big Papa's Mkt, Since it opens only 2.5 days a week beginning on each Thursday, do like to get there early for the best choices.

Bought a shopping bag size leaf lettuce for $1.50, 16 oz Foxy strawberries $1.75, 18 oz of blueberries $2.95, 12 oz raspberries $2.95, red grapes $2 a lb, red and yellow bell peppers $1.35 a lb.

No 5 bulbs in a bag garlic this week. Had to pay $.41 for a huge one. Bartlett pears are 78¢ a lb, Yams 77¢ a lb, and 3 lbs of carrots $1.33.

Took the drive south on US 302 to the hamlet of Woodsville, NH to its super WM. Bought lots of food items my small local WM does not carry.

Returned home via the wicked winding NH Rt 135 thru rural America just inland from the CT River. Many old farmhouses, barns, cows, and hay fields are seen.

Farmers are cutting the last of the hay, drying it out, bailing it, then storing it in their barns. Enjoyed going thru the quaint Town of Monroe, NH.

This is my 6th or 7th in 20 years time visiting this rural town. Some 6 years worth of pix are found on this site.

Returned home for a hearty rib and veggies lunch. Felt the need of a cup of chicken soup for dessert. Somehow my pc lost its sound while out shopping.

Using my 'system restore' the machine was restarted w/settings 5 days in the past to correct the sound problem. Took 25 minutes while the pc did its thing. All is now well.

Civil twilight is 6:25 AM EDT. Night is 6:39 PM.

Sunrise: 6:55 AM. Set: 6:10 PM.

Length of day: 11h 15m. Length of visible light: 12h 13m. Tomorrow will be 3m 1s shorter.

The temp is 42° (6°C), the high to be 55° (13°C) in scattered clouds.

Have a delightful day!

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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2014 4:34:51 AM

Good morning!

I ♥ Life!

Have been told now eating 6 hours before surgery. Would be 9 AM in your case. Only water up to two hours before. Hope your surgery went well and your thumb will be in good shape asap.

Suddenly a bull moose bounded up the bank onto US Rt 2 in front of me in Guildhall, VT. Slowed and pulled over on the hwy. There is no breakdown lane.

Grabbed my camera and just started taking pictures. Two worthy ones are in the above link. Am glad at that minute there were no other vehicles on the hwy. The young fellow turned back to the direction he originally came from. Away from the river.

Had an 8 AM follow up with the oral surgeon. Asked what was the anesthesia rec'd last week? He stated it was propofol. Worked great IMO. Did not feel or remember the surgery. Who would want to?

Also rec'd a photo copy of the consent form giving my written permission for the oral surgery. In a mere few seconds he remarked. "Ah, your gums are healing rapidly."

Was good to learn this as this also means my borderline diabetes is nicely low which supports the expeditious healing of my gums. Felt great on the way out. Two women were entering the building w/lots of presentation equipment and posters. "Good luck!"

The ISS arrives twice tonight early in the East Coast. 6:57 PM and 8:34. Biggest brightest object in the sky, except the Moo. See when it arrives in your area at this site.

Went to visit my pal the Rite Aid store mgr. He told me that Boston's Beer (Sam Adams) "Rebel" arrived. Looked at a bottle in the light. It was golden. Not a fan of that. Prefer red, brown, or near black ale. Passed on an $8.49 pricey six pack.

Shopped at WM and bought a few items that were needed. All except wide coat hangers. Was on the written list. Forgot about them somehow.

Returned home via the CT River hwy. Silver maple leaves have a hint of color. No where near their peak yet. Will try again later. The last two days of rain and last night's temp dropping into the 30's should brighten the colors.

Will shop at Big Papa'sMkt (the new prices are listed at about 9 AM EST). Then perhaps take the trip to super WM in Woodsville.

Civil twilight is 6:24 AM EDT. Night is 6:41 PM.

Sunrise: 6:53 AM. Set: 6:12 PM.

Length of day: 11h 18m. Length of visible light: 12h 16m. Tomorrow will be 3m 0s shorter.

The temp is 51° (11°C), the high to be 64° (18°C) w/a 30% chance of rain.

Have a fantastic day!

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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2014 11:02:58 PM

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Midnight, and I am going in for surgery on my right thumb at 2pm! Now, I cannot have anything to eat or drink after Midnight. Think I will be starved before we get away from the hospital.

Forgot about eclipse yesterday morning, but see the Moon tonight!

Hope your dentist visit goes well

and have a good day
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