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Claudie
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2006 3:37:10 PM

Welcome to Claudie's Place! We offer the best food at a low price and lots of entertaining topics of conversation. Why don't you sit down over there and relax for a while?
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2015 2:29:03 AM

Good morning Claudie!

Sure did more cookies. Felt the shop was full of baloney. Will go elsewhere and told them that.

The low Saturday morning saw the still air temp reach 24.8° below zero (-32C). Had the kero heater on since 5PM the day before. What a pleasant feeling waking up to t-shirt temps in the hose this w/the bdrm window open 3 inches.

Finished my rounds earlier than usual, played a multi player game of StarCraft, its been 10 days since my last, then took a needed nap. The feeling of heavy eyes was overwhelming. The 90 minute nap my all the difference.

Saw an original The Twilight Zone epi, Criminal Minds, Law and Order while the sun did its thing by heating up the North Country. In no time the temp reached 4 above. Cold to you, warm for a winter day in this area

Passed on a run to the Recycling Center for a few things wanted in Littleton. Needed some 26 oz cans of Cream of Chicken condensed soup that Shaw's was out of for two weeks.

Visited my pal the store mgr of Rite Aidto get some cases of Bouble Bag strong ale from the Long Trail Brewery in Woodstock, VT. Also wanted a can of french vanilla coffee, in between homemade chicken noodle soup on our cold days.

Returned to Big Papa's Mket for broccoli crowns $1.25 a head, a few bananas foe 38¢ a lb, and got a deal on 14 10 oz pkgs of oatmeal raisin cookies for 75¢ each Teir reg low price was a $1 ea on Thurs. Liked them and wanted a stock for the house.

Stopped at the Gold House for a large steak bomb w/provolone, still just $8.06 w/tax. Few others can even touch a large steak and cheese for so little cost.

Spun by Mac's Mkt in Whitefield to get a few 6 Italian shredded cheese pkgs, 8 oz for $2.69. Spoke to my pal the meat mgr before he was through work for the day.

The air temp is -15° (-26°C). The high is to be 30° (-1°C) in the northern NH mtns.

Civil twilight is 5:54 AM EST. Night is 6:03 PM.

Sunrise: 6:24 AM. Set: 5:33 PM.

Length of day: 11h 09m. Length of visible light: 12h 08m. Tomorrow will be 3m 03s longer.

Have a splendid day!

              : )
 
Lighting10K
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2015 1:24:56 AM

Good Morning Claudie {{{HGS}}}

Wow what a game Ga Tech had again Clemson even though they lost in overtime.

Was a nice day for working in the afternoon. And meeting out with friends.
Temp was in the low 50's

Should be nice in the morning, than rain later in the afternoon.
low 50's again.

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

WKGaser
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2015 10:49:37 PM

Good Evening Claudie
Robustus
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2015 9:22:38 PM

Good evening/night Claudie!

Not much going on today except returning to work after the "Snowcalypse."

I had a little problem getting out of my driveway this morning. All the roads were actually in good shape. So no problems driving to work. As for work went, things were pretty slow. I assume that everyone must have bought everything they needed/wanted the other night plus people still might be afraid to get out. Perhaps some of the back roads were still in worse shape.

Anyway, I'm now off 'til Tuesday. No plans except for church tomorrow. I might take Mom out again probably Monday. I've been waiting until that so-called new healthcare program she's on kicks in (it started Feb. 1) to get out to get her a pair of eyeglasses. I've got to figure out what opticals we can go where it is covered. Under this plan/program they allow up to $200 towards a pair.

So other than that, not much else. Since tomorrow is March 1st, when is spring going to get here? We are expecting some freezing rain in the morning. Not much expected. I hope so! I'm not ready for a ice storm after this snow mess! Especially not anything like last year!

Once again, I don't mean to repeat but hoping everyone stays safe out there!
Claudie
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2015 8:53:46 PM

Good evening, munchkins_mom, wemiller, HappyHiker, and JCTRAIL!

munchkins_mom, not only has the race car been recovered, but they also found the pick-up that was hauling the trailer; there was evidence that it had been broken into (to steal it). Hope they can find the trailer b/c it sure has a lotta stuff still in it. Cool that the munchkins got to go to the zoo today for the polar bear celebration. :)

HappyHiker, I read online that the police have a "person of interest' that they're looking for (in relation to the stealing of the race car). Hope they can locate that person. Rain? That's predicted for us starting tomorrow evening, I think, and possibly continuing thru Thursday. Yikes! At least the temps will be higher. Hope you get some rain there, too.

wemiller and JCTRAIL, thanks for stopping in!

Time for me to sign out for the night.

Good night, everybuddy!

[Edited by: Claudie at 2/28/2015 8:54:43 PM EST]
JCTRAIL
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2015 8:46:06 PM

Good Evening Claudie
HappyHiker
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2015 8:11:15 PM

Hi Claudie, I couldn't believe it when I read in the paper this morning about the race car being stolen. How sad for the driver that he wasn't able to race!

Rain was predicted for us tonight, but it looks to me like the wind is blowing all the dark clouds away. Ever hopeful, I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Good night to you.
wemiller
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2015 6:11:04 PM

AFTERNOON cLAUDIE
munchkins_mom
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2015 5:20:06 PM

Hi Claudie, I see the stolen car has been recovered. It will be interesting to see if an arrest is made. I've never heard of anything like this before.

The munchkins were at the zoo today in time to celebrate polar bears. The actual celebration was yesterday but, our zoo held the event today.
Claudie
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2015 4:10:04 PM

<peeks into the dining room>

Well, not busy this afternoon! Back to the kicker I go!

<pops back into the kitchen>
Claudie
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2015 12:56:08 PM

Hello, JM, grmoore, hmcsretired07, Scanman, Farful, attitash, dickc49, and kathybye!

JM, if you're supposed to get rain, too, then hopefully there will be enough to melt the rest of that snow.

grmoore, hope the basketball teams do well today. These wins are important! When does the tournament in NOLA start?

hmcsretired, thanks for stopping in!

Scanman, believe it or not, this state DOES have snow plows and they were mostly sent to the northern part of the state to help get the roads cleared off. Whoda thunk it, right? :)

Farful, Restaurant Week? Sounds interesting. Are you going to participate? Hope the temperature warms up for ya.

attitash, glad to hear it's quiet at your job today; maybe it'll stay that way, but then...that would make the day go by slowly, wouldn't it?

dick, did you also read that the stolen trailer with the race car in it was found? I think it was probably just a 'regular' thief who stole it and didn't realize what was in the trailer. When he opened up the trailer...SURPRISE!! No way would he be able to get rid of it, so he just left it somewhere. Glad to hear you were able to clear a path to the tree; it'll be interesting to see if you get any sap while it's still so cold.

kathybye, a pedi? Yeah! I have one scheduled for Monday morning. :) That's good that you can spread that your schoolwork over several days. Sounds like something I would do. :)


[Edited by: Claudie at 2/28/2015 12:57:21 PM EST]
Farful
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2015 12:39:29 PM

Good morning Claudie and All!
 
Almost forgot. :/
QC Restaurant Week begins Monday. Looking forward to some great deals. =D
 
Have a spectacular Saturday!
kathybye
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2015 12:14:11 PM

Hi, Claudie & Friends:
Overcast today, but no worries. My knee is feeling good enough (even w/80% humidity here today) to have a pedi, and a nail polish change!

I had friends who scheduled last min. lunch for birthdays, but I decided pedi appointment takes precedence. I will meet w/both of them separately to give them a small gift and my time.

I have some school work to finish this weekend, but w/rain expected for Sat./Sun./Mon. I will begin later today and finish Sun. afternoon- Mon. AM.

I enjoyed watching Season 3, Episode 1 of House of Cards. It's a bit "dark" as usual, but I do enjoy the amazing acting of Kevin Spacey Robin Penn, & others.

BTW: Our Healthcare (ASRS) goes out for bid this year (every 3 yr. I believe), so it will be interesting to see who wins the contract. UHC is OK, but unpredictable w/costs. We kept UHC, but GROUP benefits changed Jan.1st. Unless you use service, you never know the cost. I did go online to estimate meniscus tear cost, which was @ $1800-2000. P.T. is a slow process, but much < costly.:)

ENJOY YOUR DAY at home!
dickc49
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2015 12:14:07 PM

Good afternoon Claudie,

Saw on the news that one of the drivers cars was stolen from the hotel they were staying at. WOW! I've never heard of that before! Wonder if it was a competitor or just a random thief?

Another nice sunny day today. Cold start at 5°F, but should warm to near 30. Tomorrow will begin to cloud up and snow will break out about 5-6PM. We are due for 3-6 inches. It will be outta here by about 7AM Monday with clearing skies behind and, for once, not a following cold blast! Monday should actually be warmish.

I did get out yesterday afternoon to try digging/snow blowing that path to the tree. The first 6 feet or so were tough going, but once past there, I could get the snow blower to "tunnel" under the snow for a bit. That allowed me to back it up and break the crust down and then do it again. I got the other 20 feet as fast as the first 6 feet. Path is done and I trampled and scooped some snow near the tree to have work room. Think I will go out and tap the tree today even though it should not be quite warm enough for sap to flow. At least it will be done.
attitash
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2015 12:00:51 PM

Good afternoon Claudie...getting some lunch at work. Has been a quiet day so far. Sunny day with a high of -6°C/21.2°F...would be a super ski day! Hope your day is a good one.
Farful
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2015 11:55:19 AM

Good morning Claudie and All!
 
Claudie, Enjoy your at home day. Nice to relax at home.
 
Brrr, plenty cold at my place.
 
Have a spectacular Saturday!
Scanman
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2015 9:02:04 AM

Mornin' claudie..

Nice when those weather Guessers are wrong isn't it? 9" North of you though..I'll bet those people are battlin' those conditions..They probably don't even have plows available to them...SMH

Be careful with all the additional visitors you have or are gonna have..
hmcsretired07
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2015 8:53:21 AM

Good morning Claudie. Just got up to freezing, but at least it's sunny.. Hope your weekend is a good one.
grmoore
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2015 8:48:35 AM

Greetings Claudie/friends:

Happy Saturday! 37 degrees this morning.

Today we have a few odds and ends to complete and a birthday party for our daughter's boyfriend - his "golden" birthday turning 28 on February 28th. She's hosting and has gone "all out!"

The GSU basketball teams play tonight at Troy. Yeah, losses are coming at an "interesting" time; not withstanding the win/loss record, the only likely way they will make the tournament is to win the conference tournament in NOLA in a few weeks.

Off to start the day.

Have a great day all!
JMBoykinII
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2015 8:15:06 AM

Good morning, Claudie. I am ready for some warmer weather. We are suppose to get rain, too. We still have plenty of snow on the ground, though most of it has melted.
Claudie
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2015 7:27:06 AM

Good morning, sandipaws, JCTRAIL, WKGaser, TC, yankie, MidnightSun, HouHrl, keywest, and senile!

MidnightSun, I think I'd get some extra of those oatmeal raisin cookies, too. :) As for the car repair...you told them no?

sandipaws, JCTRAIL, WKGaser, TC, yankie, HouHrl, keywest, and senile, thanks for stopping in!!

Not going anywhere today. :)
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2015 6:16:13 AM

mornin' Claudie
keywest1
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2015 4:39:51 AM

Good Morning Claudie!
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2015 4:07:50 AM

Good night, Claudie & Co.!
MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2015 1:17:36 AM

Good morning Claudie!

Loved the oatmeal raisin cookies so much, may return later for a few pkgs to keep "in stock." Ha!

It was -17° for the low temp yesterday morning. Lasted from 6 AM until 8:30. Then slow to warm up. The temp was 4 degrees warmer on Mt Washington. Had the kero heater on at 4 PM on Thursday. Needed to open my bdrm window to allow cold air to regulate the room temp.

Another clear night will see even colder temps. 16 to 22 below zero (to -30°C) are expected. The wind chill is meaningless in these mtns. Unless one is outdoors.

Made some spinach stuffed chicken breast w/o the bacon in the morning. getting to be good at tweaking these two new recipe. Tried one a touch of mayo, spinach and feta cheese.

The other had ricotta and Parmesan w/the spinach mix. Both are very excellent. Would depend on the mood one is in. Have to wonder what a little tomato sauce or bruschetta would do to the taste. Did forgo the turkey bacon making these.

Played w/a recipe for pork chp gravy w/lt soy, brown sugar, cornstarch, apple juice, and ground ginger. Made a few tiny batches w/diff combo. Not a big hit to me like Tuscan sauce or even BBQ sauce.

Enjoyed watching some Netflix TV shows. Rec'd a mid afternoon phone call from the auto body shop. They want me at 8 Am Monday Yet will not have a car to loan until after 9.

Need to be somewhere by 9:30 AM so they are searching for a loaner. They also added another 24 hours to repair the car due to painting it. Now a two day job for paint and install a small applique panel to the front bumper cover.

Sounds like a lot of baloney to me. May go elsewhere in a week or even two. They do not work Saturdays. Lit the kero heater just before 5 PM to have the house hot overnight. It sure is even w/the bdrm window open 4 inches top and bottom.

The air temp is -16° (-27°C) and dropping like a rock. Expect -24° (-31°C) this morning by 7 AM. The high is to be 22° (-6°C).

Civil twilight is 5:56 AM EST. Night is 6:01 PM.

Sunrise: 6:25 AM. Set: 5:32 PM.

Length of day: 11h 06m. Length of visible light: 12h 05m. Tomorrow will be 3m 03s longer.

Have a tremendous day!

                : )
 
yankiefrankie
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2015 12:55:23 AM

Good Morning y'all...
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2015 11:39:39 PM

Good evening Claudie.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2015 11:27:57 PM

Good Evening Claudie
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2015 10:12:19 PM

good evening Claudie
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2015 9:17:12 PM

Good night Claudie!
Claudie
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2015 9:13:03 PM

Hiya, yankie!

Thanks forstopping in!

Time for me to sign out for the night.

Good night, everybuddy!
yankiefrankie
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2015 5:26:57 PM

Good evening y'all.........
Claudie
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2015 4:45:19 PM

Good afternoon, TUrtLE, Lighting10K, and kathybye!

TUrtLE, I'd love to be able to walk with y'all! It's a whole lot better having somebuddy else to go with, isn't it?

Lighting, it IS nice today. Work over the weekend? I hope it's inside work b/c there's supposed to be rain coming in, but that might not be until Sunday night.

kathybye, I was able to change insurance companies this year; Had had Kaiser through 2009, then the State dropped them, and I got United Health Care for 4 years; they were alright. Then the State dropped ALL of their choices and everybuddy (teachers and retired ones) had to have Blue Cross. This year, b/c so many teachers and retirees complained up a storm, we were given 3 choices, and I went back to Kaiser. I had no complaints about BCBS or UHC, I just like Kaiser better. Thankfully for me, I haven't had any major things going on, health-wise, so that helps. If my mother ever gets her health issues squared away (sodium!), then I think I am going to have my right eye checked out. It might be time for cataract surgery.
kathybye
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2015 4:30:09 PM

Hi, Claudie & friends:
Beautiful day here in AZ, but turning cold, and raining for 4 days straight, w/most occurring Sunday and Monday. However, no complaining, as we can use the wet stuff!

Therapy is ongoing, but my knee feels better, but have a set back when I have to walk long distances at work. It is swelling, and very uncomfortable. I have 2 more work days, and a week off. yahoo!

Insurance is interesting! I received a Prolia injection (my 4th); the copay is usually 30% of the cost; no deductible. I was quoted < $, AND PAID $180. Now insurance is saying total amt is $282.50! What a racket, but at least I have health care. PT copays are $50, but my insurance is through retirement system, so I am stuck w/them for another 20 mon., and then can join Medicare ranks. I'm not certain if that is good or bad.

Glad you had a day to yourself; glad the weather is pleasant for you. Headed to pick up another nasal spray, which is not covered by insurance. My cost: $75/month.
Lighting10K
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2015 3:55:42 PM

Good Afternoon Claudie {{{HUGS}}}

48° Few Clouds
41% Humidity
NNW 8 Wind
25° Dew Point
44° Feels Like

Nice outside for a change

Not too much happening. May work over the weekend.

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

TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2015 3:52:21 PM

Claudie, I'd love to take a nap, but who has time?
It's walk time in less than 10 min., and then I have to eat the noon meal, very late.
Want to walk with us? Quick, fly on over.
Claudie
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2015 1:01:33 PM

Lunch done. Time for a nap? :)

Hello, dickc49 and Robustus!

dick, I believe hubby has gone to the races at Atlanta Motor Speedway once or twice, but that was before we were married. Even though he's a big race fan, he just isn't interested anymore going...mostly b/c of the other 100,000 people there. Waaaaay too many people! :( We have a blue, blue sky here today, too, but our temp's almost 50°. I think our cold, cold temps are gone for the moment. That sure would be nice for y'all if you get those warmer temps. Would sure help melt some of that snow that's there.

Robustus, hope you're able to get your mom over to Great Clips for a haircut. The cut she gets looks like it would be easy for her to take care of. As for your sister....yes, call her!
Robustus
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2015 11:57:41 AM

Good morning Claudie!

Free at last!!!!

I tried to get out of my driveway yesterday but my wheels just spun and spun. So I didn't get out to go anywhere.

Now a few minutes ago I tried to get out there again. But I had a container of salt to dump on the ground to see if it will accelerate the melting process. Unfortunately, when I tested in a spot the lid fell off and dumped the whole container in one spot.

Anyway, the good news is that I got into my car. Let it warm up for 5 minutes and tried a different maneuver. I noticed there was a bare spot about 2 feet behind my car. First, I didn't have much luck just pulling out. So, I backed up into that spot and it gave me momentum to get up into the snow packed area and off I went. I ended up going up the street to get the gas prices at the nearest stations. Then I got home and drove up and down the driveway to make many tracks so hopefully I can get out when I have to go to work tomorrow morning. The only problem is that the weather forecast is still calling temps. to be below freezing overnight. I hope I didn't pack the snow down to turn into ice.

Since I now can get out today. I would like to see if I can make it over to Mom's place. I like to sign her out to take her to get her haircut. Great Clips is having a sale on haircuts for $5.99 all week and today is the last day. She goes there since there's one stylist one knows how to cut her hair exactly the way she likes. She gets it short like Jamie Lee Curtis (the lady on the Activa yogurt commercials and starred in some movies.) So I guess I really stop yacking and get going or I'll never get it done!

Since this snow storm hit, I never considered calling my sister regarding what we mentioned the other day. Sounds like my dad is feeling better and hopefully once this snow clears up he can get out. He wanted me to come over and clear his car off so we can go out together today. But, I told him that I was stuck. Now since I'm able to get out, I don't know if I'll go over there. I don't know how well the roads are out his way since he lives out where the roads aren't treated as much as they are where I live. He's not way out in the country-just outside any towns. Plus his driveway could be a hassle. Last year he slipped out of his driveway into the ditch at the end of it causing a tire to blowout.

I guess I better get going.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2015 11:36:46 AM

Good morning Claudie,

Saw about that race in the paper and wondered how close it was. Has Hubby ever gone to that race? Would think he would want to go to it at least once just to see what it is like in person. Maybe even go for the time trials.

We have a bright blue sky today, but another cold one. Its only supposed to reach the mid 20's when our normal high should be about 42 or so. Will be another near zero night but get close to 30 tomorrow and warm a bit more on Sunday. We will get another small system Sunday night with 2-4 falling. Next week will see some warmer weather and perhaps a small rain storm on Wednesday. I have to clear a path to my big maple so I can tap it and have a path to bring in the sap buckets. Looks like it starts to get warm enough for the sap to flow next week.

Will not go up skiing this weekend. I am still a bit too sore from last weekend so I am going to take it easy for this weekend. Will see what I can do around the house to move a bit but try not to aggravate it much. A little moving should loosen it. Will look at snow blowing that path to the maple. Might have to use a shovel for the top layer however. If that is the case, I must use caution.
Claudie
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2015 11:28:46 AM

Well, I decided to go out and take care of 3 short errands; left the house at about 8:30 and got back home by 10:00. I even had time to stop off at the nail salon and make an appointment for Monday morning. Now I'm all set. :)

Hello, attitash, Farful, and sandipaws!

attitash, alright! Ski day! Have a good one!

Farful, I'm not a race fan at all, but hubby sure enjoys them. I'm glad that we don't live so close to the race track that we can hear the cars. <shakes head> Nope! I heard about your new gas tax. I hope we don't get one, too.

sandipaws, it's been a pretty good day so far. :)
sandipaws
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2015 7:52:23 AM

Happy Friday Claudie! Have a great day! {{Hugs}}
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2015 7:50:05 AM

Good morning Claudie and All!
 
Claudie, You are close to Atlantic Motor Speedway. Hope that you and your Hubby enjoy the upcoming race. Would not want to be close to the track to hear noise though.
 
Gas prices are going up 10¢ this Sunday because road tax. Filling up the car before hand.
 
Intellectcast has -15 °F (-26 °C) this morning. Chill could be double that.
 
TGIF!
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2015 7:07:03 AM

Good morning Claudie...decided to use some of my bank OT hours & make it a ski day. Sunny sky with a high of -12°C/10.4°F feeling like -19°C/-2.2°F with the wind chill. Have a great day.
Claudie
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2015 7:05:51 AM

Good morning, Dino, WKGaser, MidnightSun, JM, senile, grmoore, scout, and hmcsretired07!

Dino, thanks for the selection from your jukebox.

MidnightSun, aaahhh, yes! Oatmeal raisin cookies! Love 'em! Great deal you got there!

JM, hope you get some warmer temps so some of that snow starts to melt. It's supposed to start raining here some more starting Sunday (evening, I think), so maybe you'll get some of that, too.

grmoore, darn! Both GSU teams lost last night! Not good either, esp. if the guys want to continue playing in the post-season.

scout, aaahhh, the Beach Boys! Thanks for sharing!

WKGaser, senile, and hmcsretired, thanks for stopping in!

Thank goodness, another drying-out day for us before it starts to rain again Sunday evening. Hope the rain holds off b/c this is race weekend in this neck of the woods. While the race track is named Atlanta Motor Speedway, it is located about 15 miles (if that) east of where I live (in a town named Hampton). Not close enough (thank goodness) to hear the roar of the cars, but sometimes we DO see the planes 'practicing' for their flyovers, if they have them, that is. Nice. That's the part I like the best, while hubby loves the races.

As for what I'm doing today....not really sure yet. :)

[Edited by: Claudie at 2/27/2015 7:07:08 AM EST]
hmcsretired07
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2015 6:48:07 AM

Good morning Claudie
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2015 6:45:47 AM

@ meetings (early this morning)
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2015 6:42:09 AM

It's iPod Friday!

In My Room by The Beach Boys is playing.

Have a great weekend Claudie~
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2015 6:30:23 AM

Greetings Claudie/friends:

Happy Friday! 31 degrees this morning.

Here's to another busy Friday and a non-teleworking one at that. Two meeting that have to be in-person.

Both GSU basketball teams lost last night at UALR. Crazy times and it's not yet March (madness)! The Georgia State men's team had four starters with double figures, but still lost to UALR 92-83. Wow!

Off to it.

Have a great day all!
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2015 6:27:14 AM

mornin' Claudie
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2015 5:17:12 AM

Good morning, Claudie. We actually got more snow than was predicted, we were to get 1 to 3 inches but we actually got 6 to 7 inches. This may have been the most snow I have ever seen, if not, pretty close. Have a great and warm day.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2015 3:07:26 AM

Good morning Claudie!

Hip felt great. Quad still had a pain in it later. Feet were sore from walking. Will return for another walk soon.

Got up at 1:30 AM yesterday morning. (This morning as well.) The wall thermostat is set for 68° and that was the temp of the house. Still felt on the chilly side for a few hours. Finally went downstairs when the temp was below zero and lit the kero heater.

Just before sunrise the temp reached -7°F. That was nearly 10 degrees warmer than the forecast (-25°C). In an hour the kero heater was so hot from the heat rising to the second floor that the bdrm window needed to be open.

There is no low or medium setting on the portable heater. It is either on burning efficiently or gives of soot or odor when not fully turned on (meaning burning not efficiently). One regulates the heat by the windows being open.

We are talking below zero temps outside. Have the wall furnace for the warmer temps. Turned off the heater before leaving for the morning.

Left early to drive to Littleton. Few venture out during below zero temps unless there is a reason. Bought a few deals at the mkt. Yams are 58¢ a lb, cukes 60¢ ea, 10 oz of baby bella are $2.25, leaf lettuce was $1.50, 1 lb of baby spinach $3, cantaloupes $1.50 ea, and celery $1.34 a bunch.

Also went for the special deal of nice and soft oatmeal raisin cookies 10 oz for a dollar. No carrageenan and minimal MSG. The store owner routinely buys a pallet deal for cheap money and passes on the savings to his customers.

Have purchased brilliant LED mini flashlights, bruschetta, evoo and the like for short money. Some of this weeks three days of deal are found here at the Big Papa's Mkt Facebook page.

Bought at WM were two 15 oz containers of Ricotta Cheese for $1.94 ea. Want to experiment with the stuffed chicken breasts further and perhaps make more crock pot lasagna.

The kero heater was lit just before 4 PM to have the house hot when the temp drops overnight. Love to feel the extra heat at night and when waking up.

The air temp is -8° (-22°C) 7. The high is to be 16° (-9°C).

Civil twilight is 5:58 AM EST. Night is 6:00 PM.

Sunrise: 6:27 AM. Set: 5:31 PM.

Length of day: 11h 03m. Length of visible light: 12h 02m. Tomorrow will be 3m 02s longer.

Have a delightful day!

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