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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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Dino72
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2014 3:14:33 AM

Good early morning Claudie

Had a great couple of nights off. Back into the swing of things here. At least for one night, then another night off and back to the normal schedule Sunday night. Took Dylan to the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium. This place is pretty cool and it's decent sized. Mrs. K had four tickets and we had a little trouble finding a fourth for the day. Kia was insistent on not missing band camp, Emily was getting ready to start basketball camp, so we went to one of Dylan's Cousins, 5 year old Tegan. She was an absolute blast and talked our ears off. Very sharp girl as well. She kept the map of the zoo close and was able to tell us where we were at all times and what we would see next. I'm sure Mrs. K would've liked her help in getting out of downtown Pittsburgh traffic.

Looking ahead to next week, it's Fair time in Tyler County. The annual event will take place all next week and will open with the Tyler Consolidated High School Marching Band. This is the first performance they do in the school year, and they always do something unique. Kia's Freshman year, they made a point to wear white shirts and black socks, her Sophomore year, it was bright blue baseball caps. I'm curious to see what they have come up with for this year. Alas, it's marching band season and will continue through November. Just in time for basketball season to start down the river.

Mild couple of days here. Temps in the low 80s.
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2014 2:23:48 AM

Good morning Claudie!

Have the results are written below.

Got to enjoy getting lost in thought in my gardens admiring the work and results. Wanted to walk around to cop some ideas for future goals. Several concepts were thought of. Wrote them down to expend the perception.

Headed to town for a visit to the P.O. rec'd the records that were asked for 2008. Apparently the lab work was very minor that year. None were done. Had hope to see sodium, potassium levels, and etc.

Gained a 5 of a lb. Think my big lunch at 8 Am was the cause. Only had to wait 5 min in the doc's office,until he entered the room. We discussed SVT (supraventricular tachycardia during the week of the Zio heart Monitor.

Also discussed diabetes, osteoarthritis of the right hip, LVD (left ventricular dysfunction), slight hypertension, and my active participation in the nutrition counselling rec'd 10 days ago.

He said the electrical impulses to my heart occasionally go in a small circles which at times elevates the pulse. Otherwise nothing else is wrong w/my heart. The ultrasound showed a healthy heart.

Will see a Dartmouth Electrical Impulse Specialist to get his opinion. He works w/just the Electrical Impulses.It will be at Weeks Hospital w/o a 2 hour drive to Dartmouth Medical Center two hours away.

Visited my pal the meat mgr and told him Shaw's has boneless, skinless chicken breast on sale for for amere $1.69 and assorted pork chops for $1.88. He said that it costs far more than that w/sale to their store. Plan to get in on those deals this w/e.

Returned home to add the bi-monthly recommended treatment of epsom salt to all the flowers and fruit. Also added baking powder (not soda) to the soil for extra growth.

Tomato tip #7: baking soda around the soil (not onto the plant) absorbs into the soil and lowers its acidity levels giving you tomatoes that are more sweet than tart. Dosage: 1 level tsp around each plant's soil once only, before the fruit turn red. Yes, have used it for years and it works excellent.

Tip #8: Baking Soda Spray for leaf spot, blight, and white fungus:

Combine 1 gallon of room temperature water with 1 tbsp. of baking soda and 2-1/2 tbsp. of vegetable oil in a garden sprayer. Stir the ingredients gently until the baking soda dissolves completely. Add 1/2 tsp of castile soap (made with olive oil, instead of animal fat. One can make their own) to the solution.

Spray the baking soda solution over the tomato foliage to cover the upper and lower leaves thoroughly. Continue to apply the baking soda spray every five to seven days until you control the fungal disease.

Sat in the sun reading two mags absorbing some excellent vitamin D and getting my tan darker. It is to rain or be cloudy for a 6 day run. Temps in the mtns will remain in the mid 70's (24°C) and in the mid 50's (13°C) at night w/scattered showers.

Civil twilight is 5:00 AM EDT. Night is 8:43 PM.

Sunrise: 5:34 AM. Set: 8:10 PM.

Length of day: 14h 36m. Length of visible light: 15h 42m. Tomorrow will be 2m 25s shorter.

The temp is 59° (15°C) with the high to be 77° (25°C) in clear skies.

Have a tremendous day!

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yankiefrankie
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2014 1:08:06 AM

Good morning y'all..
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2014 9:14:05 PM

Good evening, attitash, HouHrl, and Robustus!

attitash, hope you didn't get wet on your ride home. We got about 15 minutes worth of sprinkles today and that was it. :(

HouHrl, thanks for stopping in!

Robustus, you need to start eating healthier yourself; you're taking after your dad in that sense. :( Hope you can get to the gym tomorrow.

Time for me to sign out for the night.

Good night, everybuddy!
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Robustus
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2014 6:49:07 PM

Hi Claudie,

Getting some nice rain today which kept it cool all day long. Made it a little miserable being out gathering up the carts at work today. But, after being so dry lately, the rain is a welcome sight. I guess we're supposed to be like this almost all weekend.

Anyway, strange day. I was headed over to McDonald's to grab something for breakfast on the way to work, and my dad was in front of me at the drive thru. So, I pulled off to the side and parked. I managed to get into his car and snatched his debit card to pay for my meal. He wasn't mad about it. He ended up parking to eat his breakfast, so he got his card back.

Like I said work was a little miserable with the rain. We actually got busy for a change which made the day go by rather quickly. Then, as I was pulling out of the parking space, guess who showed up? Yep! My dad again. So, he pulled into the Wendy's next door and ordered him something. Then, I caught up to him and he offered to buy me something. So, I couldn't refuse to get another free meal from him. I know it wasn't the healthiest choice. But, I was too tired to bother with cooking once I got home.

So, the bad news is I couldn't get down to the gym to workout. I didn't want to anyway since I only have one good pair of shoes to workout in and I also wear them to work. So, they were wet and I didn't want to try to workout in wet shoes. The floor and the equipment at the gym could have been slippery. So, I am going to wait until tomorrow morning to try again. I was planing on doing the express circuit (30 minute Express Workout.) Plus, work is doing something for the employees tomorrow. Remember I mentioned that we are trying to have this mentality of focusing on winning. So, now it is the employees turn to try to win things. I heard you might win a paid day off work. (Yes, I am skeptical why they can do all this "hoopla" but still cut hours.)

Well, I guess that's all the excitement around here today!
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HouHrl
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2014 6:15:54 PM

Good afternoon, Claudie & Co.!

Yep, it's August!
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attitash
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2014 6:09:22 PM

Good evening Claudie...sunny through the morning with afternoon cloud. Late afternoon & evening thunderstorms/showers. One just rolled through...think I can pedal home from work dry! High of 25°C/77°F. Have a great evening.
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2014 4:21:08 PM

<peeks in>

Aaaahhhh, slow afternoon today.

Okee dokee!

<pops back into the kitchen>
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2014 12:35:00 PM

Okee dokee!

All done with today's planned cleaning; it sure helped that hubby was there, too.

Lunch is now all taken care of, too. :)

Hello, Farful, dickc49, Lighting10K, kathybye, and MusicTeacher!

Farful, wow! You guys did really good in the winning department yesterday! :)

dick, it is super, super cloudy here right now, and it sprinkled a coupla hours ago, but that's all the precip we've had so far. Whatever fell earlier is all dried up now. Wow! Sounds like you will be building a really super computer. I wish i was that knowledgeable, or even hubby, for that matter. Our computer is probably out-of-date, but it still works for us, so I guess we'll keep it for now. As for Alhana, she assured me she won't forget about us. I have decided that I'll try to Skype with her once or twice a month. Don't want to make a nuisance of myself. As for Son, he needed a big change in his life, that's for sure.

Lighting, not a lot of rain here yesterday; we got about 1-tenth-of-an-inch after dark. As for the Falcons' first preseason game, they're usually not that great since the starters usually only play a coupla series, and then they put all the others in for the rest of the game.

kathybye, working only Wednesdays and Thursdays will be good; that's the middle of the week for most people. A 5-day weekend sure sounds good, doesn't it? :)

MusicTeacher, tomorrow's birthday celebration for Jacob sounds like it will be a good time. Will there be many people there? Cannot wait to see what his cake will look like.

[Edited by: Claudie at 8/1/2014 12:39:40 PM EST]
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MusicTeacher
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2014 12:25:29 PM

Good Morning, Claudie ♩ So glad your area got some rain and you were able to get lots of housework done! I hope you will have another productive stay-at-home day today and get more housework done together with your Husband.

Thank you for explaining yesterday's move. I hope all is well with your Son as he settles down from the big move.

Thank you for the birthday greetings for Jacob! So hard to believe that it has been a year since he was born! Jacob was this cute little baby who enjoyed being cradled in my arms, to now a big baby who now prefers not being cradled, but instead crawling around and practicing how to walk around the house. Jacob's big Birthday Celebration will be tomorrow. Children just grow up too fast!

Happy August! This morning my Mom is baking the carrot cake that I will be decorating later on today for Jacob's 1st Birthday Celebration and Dedication tomorrow at the Park. It will be a big Birthday Lunch celebration with family and friends. While waiting for the cake to cool down, I will keep busy with task and errands as needed. Tonight I have three Students to teach.

Have a Beautiful Friday!
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kathybye
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2014 11:28:05 AM

Hi, Claudie!

I'm crossing my fingers for rain, as my "mild" asthma has been kicking up. I am on different inhalers (preventative) and nasal spray, which seem to be working.

Wednesdays and Thursdays will be my work days. Its great to have Fridays and Mondays off!
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Lighting10K
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2014 11:14:28 AM

Good Morning Claudie {{{HUGS}}}

Had a good rain here yesterday after 5:30pm. It was heavy at times.
Calling for rain through the weekend into Monday. Had over 1/2".
Temp 68° cloudy sky. That rain was a tropical depression it was moving
northwest back to the southwest. Look like more of the same today.

Glad to see you going to first game of the season.

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

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dickc49
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2014 10:03:36 AM

Good morning Claudie,

No rain here today, but it looks like we might have some over the weekend. The front that came through here last weekend is coming back. Yup its "retrograding" or moving backward. The good news is there are no 90+ degree temps anywhere in our near future. The dew points are up to the low 60's though. I consider that humid.

Today will see me working to put together a new PC. My old one is now over five years old and has periodic episodes of crashing on me. I think it might be software based, but its old enough to warrant getting a new one. When I get a new one, I go shopping for parts and figure out what parts make the most sense for my use, and then find them. This one should last for another 5-6 years, maybe longer as hardware is now far enough ahead of software that they seem to hold up longer. This one will have an Intel Core I-7 3850 processor (Very powerful) and 32 GB of memory. I remember when having 32 MB of memory was a great system! For my main drive I have chosen to install a solid state disk drive. No moving parts. No seek time, it should be much faster than the regular hard drives we are all so accustomed to. I will use a standard disk in the system also, but only to store data on. I always use two drives so the system and data are separate. It makes them run faster as the system can access its drive independent of getting data. All the little things you learn being a computer nerd. I have fun building them, and then loading all the operating system and software on them. I will keep the old one as is for a while until I am sure I have everything I need from it, then I will most likely reload the system fresh and see if it now runs OK as a secondary system. I might put it down in my workshop so I have a reference machine down there.

Yesterday I never got to sorting any pictures. That is going to be such a big chore it going to take some work, some procrastination, and then more work to get done. There has to be over a thousand pictures up there. While there are not a whole lot of really old ones. there are enough that will keep me guessing for some time. Its going to take a little bit to get a system to organize the ones I can't label into some type of order so we at least know what family and era they belong to. Maybe I am just making into more of a chore than I need to.

One of the other chores I have with pictures is to organize my own negatives. I used to take a lot of pictures and develop them myself. I kept all negatives in special plastic sleeves which I labeled with subject and date. Since the kids were born, I stopped doing my own developing (it was cheaper to send color out) and I stopped keeping up with organizing the negatives. As a result I have 20-25 years of negatives to put into sleeves and label. I also have a longer term goal of scanning those negatives with my film scanner so I have digital photo's of all of my pictures. The scanner and software will make positives of the negatives. It also scans slides that I have a bunch of as slide film always took a better picture than negative film. With the number of negatives and slides I have this will take a loooooong time! Once organized, then I need to systematically do a page or two at a time until done. A good thing for a PC in another room that I can leave set up for the chore.

Glad to hear that your Mom's bloodwork came out OK. Hope it stays that way for a while. You need a break. I was quite sorry to read about Alhana's parental saga. I do hope her Mom does not forget about you! I'm sure Alhana values her time with her Grandma. I also hope your son makes a good start out in his new local. Sometimes a complete break is needed even when it is hard on family. Marriages breaking done are never good things.
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Farful
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2014 9:24:13 AM

Good morning Claudie and All!
 
Claudie, Glad that your Mom's pro-times number were good. PTL!
 
Got some light rain this morning while getting gas for car. Hope we have more later.
 
Mrs. Farful and I won more prizes yesterday playing "Drop the Disk" and "Spin & Win" games at Isle of Capri in Bettendorf, IA. We won sandwiches, hotel stays, breakfast buffets and other small gifts. Had a good time visiting with friends too. We each accumulated $20 worth of free slot play money to use as well.
 
Welcome to August!
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2014 8:59:27 AM

Good morning, sandipaws and grmoore!

sandipaws, very overcast day here, but not raining. Supposedly rain will be sporadic so we should be alright with today's cleaning project. Did I mention it's kinda outside? It's on a back porch, but not on the one where the swing is.

grmoore, how much GSU sports PAing do you plan to do this year? Football and what else?
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2014 8:47:55 AM

Greetings Claudie/friends:

Happy Friday! 67 degrees this morning and rain forecasted. Thankfully we received some rain yesterday. It rained pretty hard yesterday during the evening commute. The rain followed me south from mid-town Atlanta.

Three and a half mile walk completed this morning and used to get both exercise and report gas prices (the latter providing the ultimate gas savings experience, lol).

I'm teleworking today and have an late afternoon meeting with the GSU Associate Athletic Director to discuss fall sports PA.

Off to continue the day.

Have a great day all!
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2014 7:48:24 AM

Good morning Claudie,
Hope you get the rain you are looking for but not before you and hubby get things done today. Then I hope that you will get to relax and have a fabulous Friday! The sun is shining now, but we are expecting scattered rain today here. {{Hugs}}
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2014 7:43:34 AM

Oh, goodness! It's August!

Good morning, yankie, MidnightSun, JM, senile, SteelPenny, TUrtLE, hmcsretired07, and scout!

MidnightSun, hope you can get the test results from your PCP this morning.

JM, I won't know anything about any extra seats around our Dome seats until probably the 1st regular game. A lot of the people sell their preseason tickets.

SteelPenny, yes, it's August! Where IS the time going??

TUrtLE, oh, OR-7 (what a name!) is a bee-you-tee-ful animal!

scout, thanks for the Friday music!

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

It rained just a little last night; not hard, just slow and steady, maybe for 30 minutes or so. I checked the rain gauge just a short time ago and there's 'only' 1-tenth-of-an-inch in it. Oh, well, not much, but better than nothing!

Staying home again today; more clean-up, but this time hubby will be involved. :)
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2014 7:18:24 AM

It's iPod Friday!

Born Under a Bad Sign by Cream is playing!

Have a great weekend Claudie~
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2014 7:15:08 AM

Good morning Claudie
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2014 6:32:27 AM

Good Morning Claudie and Friends,
You're looking at Oregon's famous wandering wolf OR-7. OR-7 set off in search of a mate in September 2011, covering thousands of miles from his birthplace in northeastern Oregon to Northern California before settling in southwest Oregon.

The wolf gained worldwide fame as his GPS tracking collar showed his wanderings.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist John Stephenson said Friday that the photos taken July 12 by an automatic camera in a remote section of the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest show two gray pups.
Combined with one black pup Stephenson observed outside the pack's den in June, that makes at least three.

This is a photo gallery showing the pups.

Welcome to August Folks!
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SteelPenny
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2014 6:20:28 AM

Claudie - Welcome to August - Wow... 7 months gone already
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2014 5:59:40 AM

mornin' Claudie
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JMBoykinII
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2014 5:36:15 AM

Good morning, Claudie. If you just happen to hear of anyone that sits around you that wishes to sell there tickets, please let me know, I always live to have at least three seats, five seats are ideal.
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2014 1:31:48 AM

Good morning Claudie!

Other wrote to get the link so they could buy one.

Nice to go outdoors check on my new annual garden section early yesterday morning and see that the smell of ammonia plus my scent works so well in 16 oz cottage cheese containers.

All sections of flowers have these containers. Have the lids right beside them to cover in the rain. Still have the rotten egg smelling Lowe's bought repellent plus bars of Irish Spring soap for those rainy times.

What super deal at Big Papa's mkt. Bought unwaxed golden apples 7 for $1, pears 3/$1, 1 lb of baby spinach $3, giant green leaf lettuce $1.18 ea, 10 oz of baby bella for $2.25.

Also purchased 1¼ lbs of green beans for $1.38, avocados for 75¢ ea, 2 lbs yellow onions $1.38, cukes 40¢, lemons 75¢, limes 5/$1, and 33.8 oz (1 litre) of evoo for $7.

Also shopped at WM for some small canned items and 8 lb bag of Epsom salts. Think it was $5.43. Have not eaten bread of any kind, even my usual multi grain, flat bread, or pasta in over 1 week. That in itself should lower my glucose.

No more pies and will limit pancakes and maple syrup. Will have a container of homemade lemonade well chilled in the fridge for the summer. Am a avid water drinker, one gallon each day.

Returned home to cook thick sliced mushrooms, yellow onions, red bell peppers, broccoli florets, julienne carrots, 36 cooked shrimp to the pound, mixed in homemade fried rice w/diced pork sirloin cutlet cubes.

Added evoo, 6 cloves, minced garlic and a pinch (1/16 of a tsp) of cayenne for some heat. My version of savory shrimp fried rice. Made enough for two remaining meals.

Went out and hand broadcast triple 10 fertilizer on every flower, plant, and the wildflower sections. Rain arrived then stopped mid afternoon 5.88" for July. It is a fabulous to give the plants and the soil a boast of triple 10.

Plan to add the epsom salts to the all the flowers and plants in a few days. Looks like the rain shall arrive this w/e. Thunderstorms along w/it for at least 5 days. Some areas likely to receive small hail.

In Red Sox baseball, Wednesday saw pitcher Felix Doubront sent to the Chicago Cubs for a player to be named later. The Red Sox and A's pulled off a blockbuster deal Thursday morning to swap All-Stars, Boston sending ace pitcher left-hander Jon Lester to Oakland for outfielder Yoenis Cespedes.

Thursday afternoon saw fellow All-Star pitcher and former starter John Lackey to the Cardinals. The Red Sox will receive right-hander Joe Kelly and outfielder Allen Craig in exchange.

Gen Mgr Ben was screaming angry that the World Champions are in last place 12.5 games behind 1st place. The fans were as well. Sox host the Yanks for 3 at Fenway tonight & this w/e.

Civil twilight is 4:59 AM EDT. Night is 8:44 PM.

Sunrise: 5:33 AM. Set: 8:11 PM.

Length of day: 14h 38m. Length of visible light: 15h 44m. Tomorrow will be 2m 22s shorter.

The temp is 56° (13°C) with the high to be 80° (27°C) in clear skies.

Have a PCP visit at 9:30. Need to find out more in the Zio Heart Monitor results and others on the list.

Have a delightful day!

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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2014 1:11:51 AM

Good morning y'all...
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 9:00:34 PM

Hiya, attitash!

We need some rain so our grass will grow faster and better, too!

Time for me to sign out for the night.

Good night, everybuddy!
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attitash
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 6:35:44 PM

Good evening Claudie...a great morning on the golf course & mowing the lawn after lunch....rain has the grass growing fast! High of 21°C/69.8°F. Amazed that July is almost to an end! Have a good evening.
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 3:27:54 PM

Good afternoon, MusicTeacher, Bus Jockey, SteelPenny, Robustus, and Mrs. Wrench!

MusicTeacher, it was just Son who moved yesterday; nobuddy went with him. Oh, wow! It's Jacob's first birthday> <shakes head> Doesn't seem like it's already been a year.

Bus Jockey, thanks for stopping in today!

SteelPenny, oh, my gosh! That much rain in 24 hours? That's a lot! I bet it caused flooding in places. :(

Robustus, just so you know...your mom's confusion could be a part of her aging process. I know my mom's a lot older than yours, but she gets confused easily, too. But then maybe hers (your mom's) IS also a result of her past stroke.

Mrs. Wrench, yes, Son moved b/c of a job that was there. He put the application in this morning and is hoping to hear from the manager ASAP; wants to start on Monday. Yes, it'll be harder for him to see Alhana in person, but they're both also set up for Skype (which I know isn't the same as seeing someone in person, but it's better than nothing). We don't know yet when even WE will get to see Alhana next.


[Edited by: Claudie at 7/31/2014 3:28:41 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 3:14:12 PM

Good afternoon Claudie, Sounds like you will be busy with cleaning. I didn't know that your son was moving. Boy! that's got to hard on you & hubby, first Alhana moves now your son. I know he had been a big help to both of you. Is it also a job change that made him move. Looks like it'll be harder for him to see Alhana now, won't it?

About the two shots that I had on Tuesday, I have a problem on both sides of my back, the L-5 & L4 & can't remember what else.Seems that the right side feels OK but the left is still bothering me & that has been the bad side all along. I will talk to him about that & the cysts that I have in my back when I go back on the 12th. Don't know how many more shots I'll need.
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Robustus
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 1:58:16 PM

Hi Claudie!

Not much going on today for my day off.

Feeling the soreness from the workouts this week. But, I'm happy I got to it. Today as part of my plan is take the day off to rest. So, it worked out great since I am off work, too.

Still struggling to get up and around today. So, I don't know if I'll be heading out to visit my mom and/or dad. Some reason my dad hasn't bothered me too much lately. He still calls up every day asking when I'll be heading over to visit him.

My mom got some disturbing news today. Her best friend from her church came over and visited and mentioned something about her going to a nursing home. She is 78 years old and started to get affects of her age. She gets forgetful at times. But, I don't know her real well to know much about this. But, my mom is heartbroken to see that happen. I don't know exactly the details. Also, one thing since my mom's last stroke, she gets very confused in what's going on. She still thinks my sister and her family is still down here. So, I don't know how much truth (not saying she's lying) in what she told me about her friend. Sometimes, my mom seems perfectly normal. But, I know her emotions get her stirred up and act this way.

Well, like I said, nothing really going on today. I like to get outside and enjoy the cool weather, but I heard we might get some rain. Supposed to rain all weekend. We sure can use it!
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 1:26:39 PM

Claudie - I think the 4.35 inches of R@!N are the last 24 hours. Even now the WeatherUnderground site indicates 3.95 inches. I suppose Ch-5 and Wunderground are measuring the R@!N at different locations. After all, Little Elm is over 4 miles wide (east to west) and about the same north-to-south.
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 1:09:32 PM

Howdy Claudie!
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 12:18:58 PM

Good Morning, Claudie ♬ I hope you will have a productive stay-at-home day today with housekeeping tasks.

Yes, I got your earlier post about skipping GB rounds yesterday due to your family time and replied at my Studio, but did not stop by here yesterday. I figured it was best to give you more time to spend with your departing family.

So glad your Son had a safe moving trip yesterday. I also hope he rested well last night and can take care of today's important biz. Best wishes to him and his family on the move and settling down into a new neighborhood.

Thank you for your kind thoughts for Mrs. Blanco's successful surgery. Was so glad to see her back at home again last night.

Thankfully it has been a productive and busy week for me so far. So many things competing for my time and energies. In spite of not always being able to do job searches, I do what I can when I can do it, pray daily, and trust in faith that God will give me the right job in due time.

Today is my Nephew Jacob's First Birthday! Time surely flies. Jacob's big Birthday Celebration and Baby Dedication will be done this Saturday at the Park, so we will be busy between now and tomorrow helping out my Brother and his Wife with preparing for Jacob's big Birthday Celebration on Saturday. Today we have the Birthday Boy Jacob and his two big Brothers with us at home. I plan on a full day of tasks and errands as needed. This evening I look forward to visiting the Farmer's Market once again.

Have a Beautiful Thursday!
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 12:13:20 PM

Alright! 'Phase 1' of our major clean-up process is completed! It took me about 1-and-1/2-hours. Tomorrow...'phase 2.'

Hello, senile, dickc49, kathybye, jjdm, and SteelPenny!

senile, thanks for stopping in!

dick, all the really old pix I have found/gotten have been labeled, then scanned, and put up. There weren't that many, but I was glad to get it done. Glad to hear that riding around in your new truck is good on your back. :)

kathybye, glad to hear you will be working the same 2 days every week. BTW, which days are they?

jjdm, so glad to hear that your mom didn't lose her hours at work, they just got changed. I talked to my hubby about your car problems, and here's what he said (BTW, he is VWERY knowledgeable about cars)....if you get the brake job, it very well might fix all of the vibration problems.

SteelPenny, wow! Lots and lots of rain for you guys! I don't remember, was that over a coupla days or just one day? All that rain sure did that lake good! Sure hope there's still enough in the system to give us at least an inch!

Okay!

Lunchtime!

[Edited by: Claudie at 7/31/2014 12:15:40 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 12:03:48 PM

Claudie - According to the n00n news just now, we (rat cheer) got slightly more than the 2.53 inches I told you about before. According to Ch-5 (NBC), we got 4.35 inches of R@!N. That should keep us soggy for a day or three.
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 11:51:40 AM

Good morning, Claudie! Yep, Ana will be going back to school with us. We now have a married one in our group, lol. The semester starts on August 25th.

Today’s Pictures:
Back of her Dress

At the Altar

I’ve been busy with work and having fun with friends! I got together with Ian and also got to go on the boat with Katie and her Dad! Mom has been working, though her schedule was changed around.

For the full update, visit my home below! ↓ look down

My Home!

Good day!
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 8:46:09 AM

Hi, Claudie:
Yes, the 2 days should always be same, w/exception of our monthly meeting for SLPS. I could switch days one time per month to take advantage of the trainings offered. These trainings are offered free to district employees, and will go toward licensing.

Today is my Friday! Have a wonderful and blessed day!
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 8:37:55 AM

Good morning Claudie,
Went out to run an errand yesterday and the seat in the truck just felt good on my back so I went for a drive to see how the varied big highway projects are coming along. They all seem to be a bit behind schedule, but are progressing. It felt good to get out and do something different. Got home and added some people t the tree in Ancestry. Been adding a few a day for a while and still have a bit more of my wife's side to go through. A few legs of her tree seem to just keep going, like some of mine do. It will take me another two weeks or so to get the rest out to the 10th GGP level. Then I can look at pushing more of them out farther.
Did not even open the door to the room with the pictures. Might go in there today and try to sort some of it out. Along with sorting, I am trying to label anything I can, even if it is just a reference to the era and family. I have some pictures that are all of the same size and were obviously done from the same roll of film. I am putting them together with known pictures and labeling them all as from that family. Some of these are 30-40 pictures that I can only identify two or three from, yet know the rest go with them. They are buildings and such. Sometimes I do come across a labeled picture of a building, and can go look at other pictures and the light bulb goes off. It just takes time. That is why I have not really scanned them yet. I am hoping to have a better idea of WAHT I am scanning before I do scan them. That project will take some time, so its going to have to be done on a piecemeal basis. I do hope to figure out much of them.
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 8:18:43 AM

mornin' Claudie
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 7:55:11 AM

Good morning, yankie, MidnightSun, HouHrl, scout, TUrtLE, hmcsretired07, grmoore, SteelPenny, sandipaws, and fury3!

MidnightSun, glad that back support works so well for you. :)

scout, you sure are getting a lot of exercise with all this dancing you guys are doing. :)

TUrtLE, aaahhh, yes! Johnny Horton! I know some of his songs well! Hubby introduced his music to me waaaaaay back when!

grmoore, glad you had a good dinner with your daughter last night, though, I have not heard of Yeah Burger before.

SteelPenny, oh, wow! LOTS of good rain for you guys! I hope that's the system coming our way in the next few days and that it doesn't fall apart before it gets here. We sure could use it.

sandipaws, hopefully will get some more porch time today (have already been sitting out there with hubby and just came in about 15 minutes ago); it's supposed to be a rather cool day again. Sure hope so.

fury3, welcome to Claudie's Place! Come back and visit us again sometime!

yankie, HouHrl, and hmcsretired, thanks for stopping in!

I'm staying home today. With Son leaving, that means I have some extra cleaning to start on; NOT that I'll do it all in one day! I mean, I AM retired, after all, and that's not my motto! :)

[Edited by: Claudie at 7/31/2014 7:56:43 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 7:44:52 AM

Good Morning Claudie
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 7:41:35 AM

Good morning Claudie!

Hope you have a wonderful day no matter what is on your agenda and that you get some porch time! {{Hugs}}
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 7:25:12 AM

Claudie - We did get a 'little' rain here overnight. When I looked at WeatherUnderground for my town at around midnight, it said 1.23 inches. This morning it reads 3.76 inches. That's 2.53 inches in less than 6 hours (and I believe it). We had excellent thunder-boomers around 1 to 2 AM (and later).
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 7:05:37 AM

Greetings Claudie/friends:

Happy Thursday! 71 degrees this morning.

We had a wonderful dinner with our daughter and boyfriend last night. We went to "Yeah Burger" and followed with dessert at Vintage Frozen Custard. We enjoyed great food and conversation.

Off to breakfast and work.

Have a great day all!
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 6:47:50 AM

Good morning Claudie
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 6:42:19 AM

Good Morning Claudie and Friends,

Remember the web site I referred to as "our" music site?
I checked it out and there have been a few new additions.

Songs on today's Jukebox, Johnny Horton's Greatest Hits. Reminder that you can pick and choose or they will all play automatically once you begin.

I hope you enjoy them.

Happy Thursday!
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 6:20:49 AM

Back to dancing tonight! Two group classes!

They go to silver then gold.

Good morning Claudie~
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 1:56:18 AM

Good night, Claudie & Co.!
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 1:33:55 AM

Good morning Claudie!

Love your cool morning.

Watched a fascinating movie on the Portland, Oregon Mavericks. The owner was Kurt Russell's dad, Bing Russell. He was best known as Deputy Sheriff Clem on "Bonanza" for many years and on many western movies. Bing created the only independent baseball team in America in 1973, the legendary Portland Mavericks.

He placed ads in the sports magazine hoping 30-40 would show for try outs. 300+ arrived for the try outs.' He paid the players out of his own pockets. Bing operated without a Major League affiliation while playing in a city that was considered a wasteland for professional baseball.

Bing's Mavericks generated unprecedented success: they shattered attendance records, signed Kurt Russell — Bing's son — as a player and team Vice President, produced the most successful batboy in baseball (filmmaker Todd Field), re-launched the controversial career of Jim Bouton, hired the first female general manager in Baseball, and inspired one of America's beloved bubblegums — the Big League Chew.

The team was as much about the independent spirit as it was about baseball. The Mavericks' in your face attitude was contagious to fans, and during their reign (1973-1978), they — and Bing Russell — said to MLB we're playing this game on our terms, not yours.

They were the real life Bad News Bears. Their sell out crowds broke all the records for an A Team. The name of the documentary is "The B@ttered B@stards of B@seball," 73 min A documentary which debuted at the July 11, 2014 Sundance Film Festival in the Netherlands.

Produced for and is exclusive on Netflix. Loved it as much as baseball is loved. A 6 out of 5 stars. Don't make the error of assuming one must be a baseball fan to enjoy this. It works just as well as a story of the little guy sticking it to the man. The man in this case is the court-protected giant known as Major League Baseball.

Went out and weeded to my hearts content late morning. The back support is the finest $14 investment ever made. Got evey weed wanted removed, added some Preen (It is organic!) until it ran out.

Peeled some of the other town's newsprint that stuck to the soil when some of the wildflower seeds were sown. Then started digging at the 2' x 4' riprap on either end. After 30 minutes of work w/o progress, the answer arrived.

Picked up all the smaller rocks, throw them in the hole, then filled the hole w/composted manure and my excellent homemade compost. Left the boulders on the opposite ends and planted the annuals bought earlier this month in the filled in area. Job completed.

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

Sunrise: 5:31 AM. Set: 8:12 PM.

Length of day: 14h 40m. Length of visible light: 15h 47m. Tomorrow will be 2m 21s shorter.

The temp is 54° (12°C) with the high to be 70° (21°C). Chance of rain 50%. 70% chance this afternoon w/t-storms.

Off to the market for some light shopping.

Have a fantastic day!

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