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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: Aug 31, 2014 1:22:27 AM

Good morning Claudie!

Think that pressing 9 assures the caller that someone alive is at the phone number. Have an answering machine screen the call.

Enjoyed another episode of "Criminal Minds." Have become a big fan quickly. Watch this show first over my other faves such as "Lost Girl," "Everyone Loves Raymond" "CSI," "Law and Order," etc. It has the impact that is enjoyed in a police themed series..

Laid down to take a nap. Don't think sleep was actually achieved. Did rest my mind and body for nearly 90 minutes. That counts for at least relaxation.

Played some hours of StarCraft: Brood War. Humanity soon becomes caught in a war between the Protoss and the Zerg, which culminates with the death of the Zerg leader, the Overmind, on the Protoss homeworld of Aiur.

StarCraft: Brood War is a real time strategy game still praised even today as one of the best games in history. L=http://us.blizzard.com/en-us/games/sc/]The original site.[/L]

Loaded up the Dart w/recyclables. Could have delayed the ride, wanted to rid the accumulating glass, tin cans, and paper products. Did not notice what the featured free item(s) were. It was at 10 AM.

Took the ride to Whitefield. Wanted to see my pal the meat mgr. He took the long w/e off. No deals again this w/e. Can see all that stores prices are inching up.

The Corp Office which is an oil Company in VT has sent all 14 stores a memo that profits are down and to raise prices. This is according to the deli mgr. Can see all the retail prices increasing. 93% lean hamburger is now $4.99 a lb.

Returned home to sit in the sun and enjoy the serenity of this area. The temp climbed to 77, a 56% humidity and a wonderful 49° (9.4°C) dew point.

Also enjoyed watching the flowers, butterflies, hummers, and the yellow jackets landing and taking off from the last cairn in my property. They remind me of the jets on a carrier going and returning from patrol.

Civil twilight is 5:37 AM EDT. Night is 8:54 PM.

Sunrise: 6:07 AM. Set: 7:24 PM.

Length of day: 13h 16m. Length of visible light: 14h 16m. Tomorrow will be 2m 56s shorter.

The temp is 62° (12°C), the high is to be 76 (25°C). Chance of T-storms, 50% chance of rain.

Have a splendid day!

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yankiefrankie
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2014 12:44:07 AM

Good morning y'all
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HouHrl
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 11:07:37 PM

Good night, Claudie & Co.!
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 9:20:06 PM

Good evening, Robustus and SteelPenny!

Robustus, it was hot here today, too, and I sure was glad to be inside! That's good that you were able to keep yourself hydrated as you worked today. Wow! Nice that your dad bought your a tank of gas! Every little bit helps, that's for sure. Your mom's room had the heat on? Believe it or not, there are some people who live at the place where mom does, and they turn their heat on, too. Yikes! Thank goodness Mom doesn't do that, but she DOES keep the temperature UP in her room; too warm for me! I think she gets cold easily b/c she takes a blood thinner. In fact, at our get together today, all of us had on short-sleeved shirts and Mom had on a long-sleeved one! I'm surprised she didn't bring a sweater, too!

SteelPenny, I didn't get to start seeing the game until right before half time; well, it was actually when WVU kicked a field goal and made the score 17-20. Too bad they could stay more in the game after half time.

Time for me to sign out for the night.

Good night, Buddies!
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SteelPenny
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 8:40:25 PM

Claudie - Looks like y'all had a nice end-of-Summer Get-2-gather.
Found the football game on Game-Tracker. Mountaineers lost 23-33 to 'Bama.
It was close at halftime tho WVU-17, Alabama-20.
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Robustus
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 8:07:37 PM

Good evening Claudie!

Surprisingly, I haven't seen any cops on the side of the road today and yesterday. But, I'm sure they're out there!

Anyway, I forgot how bad the traffic is on Fridays and then on top of that a holiday weekend! Fortunately, no traffic jams, but a lot of cars on the road!

As for today, work started off peaceful and slow when I went in at 9. But, it didn't last long. Around 11:30, people started coming in. I was stuck inside for half the day help bag. Then, I finally got loose to get the carts in from the monotony. I finally got things under control to take my 15 minute break around 1:00. Then, when I got back that is when things got wide open. I had to stay outside for almost the remainder of my shift. So, probably for about an hour and a half, I was making sure there were plenty of carts for the customers. Remember, my rant I mentioned a few weeks ago about the small size we have? That was true once again today with the smaller sized carts going quickly and then all coming out at once! However, we had quite a bit of large orders, too. Hopefully, this is good for sales to keep my hours intact! The good thing for me is that the busy-ness made the time go by quickly!

After work, I met my dad at the Hess (called Wilco-Hess here since the little store is owned by a company called Wilco.) This station is where you redeem your fuel rewards you earn at my store. I had 30¢ off per gal. I have earned. So, my dad was nice to get my tank full at $2.91/gal. Then, he pulled beside me and I used the remainder of what I can get to put in his car. (You're allowed up to 25 gallons at that discount.) So, when I pulled the receipt out of the pump, it showed that I saved about $7.60 (I accidentally went over 25 gallons, but managed to stop at 25.4 but they honored all of it.)

Then, my dad decided to go on home. I went on to visit Mom. She was alone in her room. I couldn't make out if she said where her roommate went. But, the visit was good. For some reason, her roommate is uncomfortable with the cold air, for some reason I discovered the heat was on. It wasn't too hot, but I still turned the AC back on for my mom. Also, I noticed my mom was dressed in a sweatshirt. (I think the nurses help dress her.) So, I found a t-shirt in her closet and helped her get changed. She felt much better afterwards! Once again, I had to cut the visitation short due to being worn out from work. I was soaking wet in sweat from being out in that heat for that long. Of course, Mom didn't want me to leave, but I was able to give her a good hug.

Anyway, I forgot to mention. I have some little disturbing news. I noticed yesterday I have a new neighbor. I didn't actually see the person(s), but there's a car parked in my driveway (the driveway is shared for both me and the person who lives on the other side of my duplex.) I also saw empty boxes sitting outside the door to my mom's former apartment. So, I thought I heard a few bangs, but I thought maybe the wind. I thought this/these person(s) would be moving in while I was at work today, but I haven't noticed anything new going on. Perhaps it's too hot or this person lives too far. I wonder what tomorrow will bring? I hope I don't get blocked in when I have to leave for church in the morning! So far, I haven't heard any noises. Again, I haven't seen the person(s) to know anything. I hope it's a quiet person. I've mentioned about the ones I've had in the past and hope this time this person or persons is like those!

I guess that's all for today. I hope you're staying cool! Don't worry I got plenty to drink! I make sure I stay hydrated when I was outside today. I had a couple of bottles of Gatorade in my trunk of my car. Plus, when I got the chance, I sneaked back to the drinking fountain inside.
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 7:19:43 PM

Had a good visit with family at my brother's house. :)

Hello, JM, Bus Jockey, MusicTeacher, dickc49, Mrs. Wrench, attitash, hmcsretired07, and sandipaws!

JM, wow! Lots of birthdays at this time of year for you! Glad your trip to Birmingham went well.

MusicTeacher, hope you had fun at the church beach party today!

dick, oh, dear! Sorry to hear about your son's problem with the cellulitis. Glad that the meds worked so fast for him. Yeah, like you said, not worth driving all the way up to Maine today and then back tomorrow. You'll be going another time anyway.

Mrs. Wrench, hope you had fun at the BBQ/birthday party. That's sweet of the gal's husband to surprise her like that with a cake. I bet she's not even expecting it.

attitash, whew! Lots of traffic indeed! We were lucky; our trip to my brother's house and back took the normal hour that it always takes. I sure was glad! We took an interstate, though, that goes around Atlanta; no going through the city for us b/c there were waaaaay too many activities going on there!

sandipaws, you're right...there's no place like home! :) Did you get off a little early today?

Bus Jockey and hmcsretired, thanks for stopping in!,
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sandipaws
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 6:19:40 PM

Hello Claudie,
I'm home and ready to start my 2 days off with doing nothing!!!
Please feel free to join me in repeating.... "There's no place like home.... There's no place like home......
Have a super Saturday! {{Hugs]]
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hmcsretired07
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 5:55:20 PM

Good afternoon Claudie
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attitash
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 2:43:37 PM

Good afternoon Claudie...a struggle to drive home from Ottawa. Busy roads on the holiday weekend. Normal 3 hour trip took close to 5 hours. Good to be home! Had a super getaway! Mix of sun & cloud with a high of 27°C/80.6°F. Have a great day.
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Wrench9765
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 2:03:26 PM

Good afternoon Claudie, hope you had a good time at your brothers house for your family fall get together. The weather here is just beautiful, although it's in the 80's there is no humidity so it feels a lot cooler. We had breakfast out on the porch & also had dinner out there last night.

At 5 we are going to neighbors for their end of summer BBQ. Her parents came up from Fl & her daughter & sister & family came down from Pennsylivina like they do every year. Only thing different is that her husband made it a surprise party for her for her 50 th birthday. He got her a cake & put it in our frig & after we eat he'll come over & get it than tell her it's really a birthday party for her. She sure will be surprised. He said she has been going crazy making all the food & doesn't know it's for her.Should be fun, they usually have about 30 people there.
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dickc49
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 1:14:27 PM

Good afternoon Claudie,

Never got to head to Maine. Was at PT, and got a call from the Handicapped sons doctor at Spaulding Rehab. He had an acute case of cellulitis in his right leg and was being sent to Mass General Hospital. They kept him overnight so we went to visit last night and bring him a few things, and in about 11AM today to pick him up as they decided the infection responded well enough to IV antibiotics to release him with two oral ones. Am home now. Really does not seem worth it to drive all the way to Maine just to drive home tomorrow. Now to settle in a bit and figure out what I am going to do with my time.
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MusicTeacher
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 12:53:14 PM

Good Morning, Claudie ♬ Have a wonderful late summer family gathering at your Brother's Home! So happy that you have a close-knit family! My family usually gathers for birthdays, anniversaries, and the major holidays of Thanksgiving and Christmas. It is not easy to put together other gatherings besides these.

Thank you for your kind words for the pictures I shared about my company's lunch area and kitchenette! Those are very nice! My Church is currently raising money for a kitchenette. It is tough being without one at Church and having to use the bathroom sink for dishes. I definitely plan on supporting the Church's kitchenette project with a part of my new income after September, since September is only one paycheck and a partial month's salary.

Later on, I will gradually share more pictures of my new workplace, including wider angle shots of my cubicle.

Thankfully I got a good night's sleep after my first two days of work with not enough sleep in between 9 hour work shifts. Today I look forward to enjoying my Church's Beach Picnic at Bolsa Chica State Beach in Huntington Beach, CA! That will be my Labor Day celebration since I will not have Labor Day Monday off from work, but shorter work hours on that day. My Mom and I will do errands and tasks as needed before and after visiting the beach today.

Have a Wonderful Labor Day Weekend!
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Bus Jockey
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 9:32:29 AM

Good Morning Claudie!
Time to check out what's going on.
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JMBoykinII
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 8:46:06 AM

Hi Claudie. We had a full day on yesterday with the trip and the birthday celebration; now, my wife's birthday is coming up this Monday. Oh yeah, my sister's is tomorrow. This is birthday season in our family.
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 8:42:32 AM

Good morning, senile, grmoore, sandipaws, and Scanman!

senile, thanks for stopping in!

grmoore, have a safe trip to Savannah! Will you be staying there long? At least it's not a very far trip.

sandipaws, that'll be nice to have the extra day off. :)

Scanman, no plans for us tomorrow or Monday. Too many people out on the roads; besides, it's race weekend in our area (the track is only about 15 miles from our house), and that means there are MORE people around here! :(
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Scanman
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 8:30:55 AM

Mornin' Claudie..

No plans for me today..But I hope yours go well!
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sandipaws
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 8:24:43 AM

Good morning Claudie!
Working today and then off Sunday and Monday.
Enjoy your time with your family this weekend! {{Hugs}}
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grmoore
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 8:18:21 AM

Greetings Claudie/friends:

Happy Saturday. Last day in SSI and off to Savannah.

It's been a great vacation, but as the saying goes, all good things must come to an end.

The grand-girls absolutely loved the beach and water.

Off to continue the day.

Have a great day all!
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 7:32:17 AM

mornin' Claudie
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 7:29:15 AM

Good morning, jqwright, MidnightSun, yankie, MusicTeacher, and keywest!

jqwright, September 7th can't get here soon enough! The Falcons open up their season at home against their biggest rival, the New Orleans Saints. Should be an electric game!

MidnightSun, we keep getting robo-calls from companies about 'great' credit card rates; they'll say you can opt out of the calls by pressing 9, which we do, but then they keep calling back! :( Can't wait to see what your new project is, though, I have an idea. :)

MusicTeacher, nice that you have your own office space, esp. with lots of windows. :)

yankie and keywest, thanks for stopping in!

Today will not be a stay-at-home day for me. Hubby and I will pick up Mom about 10:30 and then drive up to my brother's house for a late summer family get-together (he lives about 45 minutes northeast of where Mom lives). My sister and her husband will definitely be there, but I'm not sure who else is coming; usually this gathering is a little smaller than the one we have at my house in late Spring. It'll be good to see everybuddy today. :)

[Edited by: Claudie at 8/30/2014 7:30:48 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 4:42:59 AM

Good Morning Claudie!

Have a Great Day!
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MusicTeacher
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 2:56:42 AM

Good Evening, Claudie ♩ So glad your Thursday went well with the Chiropractor Visit, errands, and most especially the great news of your Mom's normal protimes blood test!

I hope you had a productive stay-at-home day today with housekeeping, etc. I will miss stay-at-home days now that I have a FT job with 9 hours a day on weekdays. It is too bad that I couldn't sustain my dream Music Teaching biz any longer in this recession. But I am sure that many others out there are also struggling with their biz and income in this recession.

Thank you for √ing out the stories and pictures from Day #1 of work for me! Yes, I do have my own office cubicle. It is nice, because it has lots of windows so that I can watch Customers as they come in the store, get up to welcome them, and help them out as needed.

Thankfully Day #2 at work went well, as I shared at my Studio with pictures of my work's lunch area and kitchenette.

Good Night!
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yankiefrankie
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 1:50:47 AM

Good morning y'all
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 1:07:29 AM

Good morning Claudie!

Ran a store in Boston for nine years. Now to learn all that can be learned online about supermarkets.

Finished my morning rounds yesterday nice and early. That gave me the time to research more info on a new project that is being done. When the time comes to announce the results, my readers will be the first to know.

Got to nap for 90 minutes. It felt Great. Keep getting phone calls from Worldcom Multimedia. It is a 703 area code, created in 1947 in north eastern Virginia just outside of D.C. A quick check discovered the Co registered on 14-03-1995 in India.

The New Delhi based company's Corporate Identification Number (CIN) is U74899DL1995PLC066369. The registration number is 066369. The company's official address is A 42/F DDA FLATS MUNIRKA New Delhi, India 110067. It is Not opportunity calling.

In a dozen calls this summer, my answering machine never had a message from them. No need for me to ever answer my phone. Keep my phone always the ringer switched off. Do keep a police whistle at the phone to give them an earful, when in the mood.

Drove to town to get some boneless, skinless chicken breast on sale for $1.99 a lb. Also had a weeks worth of mail in my PO box. Returned home to sunny medium blue skies w/a dewpoint of 54° (12°C) and a temp of 70° (21°C). Very pleasing weather.

Wanted to make a cooked stock of a new recipe that is fun and delicious. Have made them on four occasions. Will share the recipe on Tuesday.

After lunch a chair was sat in to create some Vitamin D via the sun. It felt so pleasant with a 2.5 mph (4 kph) breeze. Took a good long look at the unfinished section of the lawn. Then turned the page of my magazine.

Civil twilight is 5:36 AM EDT. Night is 8:56 PM.

Sunrise: 6:06 AM. Set: 7:26 PM.

Length of day: 14h 19m. Length of visible light: 15h 20m. Tomorrow will be 2m 57s shorter.

The temp is 54° (12°C), the high is to be 77 (25°C) in clear skies.

Have a tremendous day!

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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 11:11:26 PM

Yes, Claudie, let the regular season begin!
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 9:04:03 PM

Good night, everybuddy!

:)
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 3:38:51 PM

Good afternoon, SteelPenny, JM, and Robustus!

SteelPenny, we'll see how WVU does in tomorrow's game. Will you be able to see it on TV (on ABC) or maybe 'listen' to it on the computer?

JM, glad you had a safe trip going to Birmingham and then returning home. Enjoy your meal at Red Lobster.

Robustus, yeah, I know how the cops like to be out (looking for speeders) toward the end of the month PLUS around a holiday. Hope you get to see your mom, maybe tomorrow.
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Robustus
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 3:09:59 PM

Hi Claudie,

Surprisingly, my dad didn't get me to do anything with him and this morning.

Well, I don't have much time now. I have to go into work at 4, but like to leave early to avoid the holiday traffic. Usually the highway gets crazy on holidays especially when it's a weekend! Plus, the cops will be out on full force. So, I hope you stay careful if you're out and about.

Anyway, as I said, I have to work 4-9 today, then go back in tomorrow morning from 9-3. So, it is going to be a busy weekend. Perhaps, I can get back over to see Mom sometime.

Well, I gotta go!
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JMBoykinII
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 2:57:59 PM

Hi Claudie. I thought that this was the year for the Dream...well, we will wait until next year.

We just made it back from Birmingham, we are at Red Lobster, celebrating my daughter's birthday.
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SteelPenny
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 12:55:56 PM

Claudie - Thankx for the WVU football game. I guess WVU can put an 'x' in the lost column.
BTW - One of my classmates taught at Glenville State College and one of the students there (I think) ended up being an assistant coach at some Florida school. His son is the starting QB at WVU. My classmate ? Same age as I am and was my next door neighbor (as well as my cousin). Small world eh ?
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 12:27:48 PM

Okay!

Got a lot done this morning! Just a few things left over to do on Sunday and Monday, maybe ALL on Sunday. :)

Oh!!

Did I mention (I don't think so) that this is race weekend in this area (the track is about 15 miles southwest of us)? LOTS more people are in this area now! :(

Hello, Farful, Scanman, dickc49, and hmcsretired07!

Farful, great that K. won the gas gift card! $20? That'll about fill up the vehicle half-way, won't it?

Scanman, I guess Mom's doing everything right; at least, for the moment. :)

dick, that's a good idea to come back home on Sunday. Most people will probably wait until Monday. Hope you can wear the new glasses on your drive home.

hmcsretired, thanks for stopping in!

[Edited by: Claudie at 8/29/2014 12:29:35 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 11:45:23 AM

Good morning Claudie
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 11:12:26 AM

Good morning Claudie,

Will come back from Maine Sunday evening. Want to avoid the heavy traffic long weekend seem to generate on Mondays. Son is staying home and feeding the cats and watering the tomato plants on the deck. I will heavily water the ones in the ground garden before I go so they are OK for two days. Need to go to the Optometrist before we leave as my new glasses are ready. Want to pick them up. Might use my old ones for the drive north and then wear the new ones up in Maine so I can adjust to them. I am hoping the new ones allow me to see with less eye strain.
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Scanman
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 11:04:54 AM

Mornin' Claudie..

Glad all is good with Mom! She must be doing everything right..
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Farful
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 10:14:44 AM

Good morning Claudie and All!
 
Claudie, Good news that your Mom did well on her blood work numbers. Glad that you had a good day out as well.
 
It is a nice sunny morning. Was great to have a measurable rain. Hope you have one too.
 
Mrs. Farful won a $20 gas card at the last "Spin & Win" game at the Isle of Capri Casino. I won $5 slot play too. Happy to win some nice prizes on Thursday.
 
Enjoy a wonderful long Labor Day weekend!
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 8:02:12 AM

Good morning, grmoore,

That's nice that your whole family is there on SSI with you. Are you staying 'til Monday?

I bet those grand-girls will go down to the beach today. Hope it's a good day for it. :)

Go, GA State! Hope they can win some more games this season. <crosses fingers>
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grmoore
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 7:59:11 AM

Greetings Claudie/friends:

Happy Friday!

Our son, d-in-law, and grand-girls safely arrived around dinner time lat night. It was first time the grand-girls had been to the beach so they were excited!!!

We ate dinner at Iguana's and then walked down to the beach before darkness settled in. The grand-girls absolutely loved the water and a little wet :)

re: Georgia State game - it was a real game, the first of the season.

Off to start the day.

Have a great day all!
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 7:19:37 AM

Good morning, Dino, yankie, MidnightSun, MusicTeacher, senile, TUrtLE, and scout!

Dino, that's cool that you had such a memorable music teacher. :) Thanks for today's juke box song; I know that one well, too. :)

MidnightSun, soooooooo....you wanted to be a business owner, I see.

MusicTeacher, glad to hear your first day on your new job went well. Will check out the details at your studio.

TUrtLE, cherry turnovers! Yum! I'll take mine baked, please!

scout, thanks for the Friday music!

yankie and senile, thanks for stopping in!
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 6:51:04 AM

We will probably go to the Rib Fest on Saturday.

It's iPod Friday!

Sinner Boy by Rory Gallagher is playing!

Have a great weekend Claudie~
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 6:45:14 AM

Good Morning Claudie,

NATIONAL CHERRY TURNOVERS DAY TODAY!

August 28 annually celebrates a food holiday–it is National Cherry Turnovers Day.

Cherry turnovers are a sweet dessert that are a type of pastry made by placing a cherry filling on a piece of dough, folding the dough over, sealing it then either baking it or frying it.

FUN CHERRY FACTS:

Related to plums, peaches and nectarines, cherries are drupes or stone fruits.

Cherries were brought to North America in the 1600's by the English colonists.

There are more than 1,000 varieties of cherries in the United States.

There are an average of 44 cherries in one pound.

Help yourself to a cherry turnover.

Enjoy a Festive Friday!
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 6:18:51 AM

mornin' Claudie
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 2:34:04 AM

Good Evening, Claudie ♩ Congrats to your Mom on her clean bill of health with the lab work. I am so glad her protimes will also be in the normal range too! :-)

I hope your day of errands went well.

Thank you for your kind thoughts for my first day of work today. Thankfully it went very well, as I shared at my Studio with stories and pictures from my day today. You can find this update on Facebook also, listed as my Life Event.

Good Night! Praise the Lord for a wonderful first day of work!
♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 1:42:18 AM

Good morning Claudie!

Yes, interested in the opening of the biz. 70k for the store, 20k for stock and fixtures. Customers are from NH and VT. Closest store is 12 mile away. Gas, a variety of food and household products, cold and hot meals, coffee, and pizza. Have two gals that are dedicated w/many years experience.

Finished my rounds early. More gymnastics of Gabby Douglas was watched via youtube. Am awestruck at her exceptional ability. Then took a 90 minute nap to get some needed extra sleep.

Woke up at 5 AM after my nap so that'll tell you when it was nighty night. Watched my first "Leverage," Season 1 Episode 1. The series of 5 years 2008-2012 has the theme of a gang of grifters, hackers and thieves out to settle scores against the rich and powerful. Absolutely the first episode sparked an interest.

Left early for Littleton. So early a side trip on the Fire Road was taken. Had my camera handy and ready to shoot. Hoped to see some wildlife on miles of the remote gravel road.

Bought at the market were 3½ to 4" tomatoes 88¢ a lb, Driscoll's black & raspberries 6 oz for $1.67, Mineola oranges 3/$1, avocados 88¢ ea, giant heads of green leaf lettuce $1.18 ea, cukes 40¢ ea, large eggs $1.98, lemons up to 75¢, limes 5/$1 and 10 oz pkg of baby bella mushrooms are $2.25 ea.

Visited WM for more fat free cottage cheese 1 lb is $2.02. Stocked upon Essential condensed cream of chicken/mushroom 4/$3. Will return to Shaws to get their Wicked Awesome specials this w/e.

Had a new recipe for crispy boneless skinless chicken breasts w/panko bread crumbs cooked in evoo. Garlic of course. Can be dry or added marsala or parmigiano style.

Perfecting the recipe, then will share it. Really liking the way they turn out. The juices are locked in. Wish a 100 of them could be made and shared with everyone in a giant GB bash.

Made an excellent salad w/spinach, tomatoes, yellow and red peppers, mushroom, onions, broccoli, green leaf lettuce with shaved carrots, evoo and cottage cheese on top. Nothing beats a homemade salad.

The temp saw a high of 67° (°C) in mostly blue skies w/a breeze. Went outdoors after dinner in just boots and shorts. Left the few blueberries on the last highbush. Mowed nearly ¼ more of the lawn. My hip was acting up so mowing was stopped.

Civil twilight is 5:35 AM EDT. Night is 8:58 PM.

Sunrise: 6:05 AM. Set: 7:28 PM.

Length of day: 14h 22m. Length of visible light: 15h 23m. Tomorrow will be 2m 57s shorter.

The temp is 54°, the high is to be 73° in clear skies.

Have a delightful day!

              : )
 

[Edited by: MidnightSun at 8/29/2014 1:44:56 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 12:37:15 AM

Good morning y'all
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2014 11:15:45 PM

Good evening/morning Claudie

Yeah, Mom was saying she was upset over not making it, but she's talking about doing dance now. I'm hoping she forgoes it for soccer in the Spring. I think it would be good for her.

With this week's jukebox tune, I could talk a bit about the artist, mentioning she sang this and acted in the movie of the same name as well as that the song peaked at #4 in 1980. But I'd rather share a story about this song instead.

Going through school there are certain teachers we all hope to have. The "cool teacher" was wanted by everyone, but there were only 25 or so seats in the classroom. I got that cool teacher in 5th grade. It was Lubeck's 5th and 6th grade music teacher Mrs. Enloe. She played piano exceptionally well and knew two popular songs. One was the Oak Ridge Boys' "Elvira" and the other was tonight's jukebox tune. Getting ready to head out to board the bus nearly every evening, you could catch Mrs. Enloe's 5th grade class singing this popular tune from 1980. I still know all the lyrics to this day. Who says music doesn't soothe the savage 5th grader?

I - Irene Cara - "Fame"

Have a good holiday weekend. See you Monday night.
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2014 9:05:49 PM

Been watching the Atlanta Falcons last preseason game on TV (it started at 6 PM) and also the Atlanta Braves baseball game. Both teams are winning for the moment as the games wind down.

Good evening, Mrs. Wrench, dickc49, Farful, and hmcsretired07!

Mrs. Wrench, I wondered if Wrench had written to the mods; glad you got your days back. Hope you had a good time at your cook out with Daughter and SIL.

dick, have a safe trip to Maine tomorrow! Staying until Monday?

Farful, Mom had a good protime reading AND I had a good visit at the chiro's office. A good day out for me. :) Puddles in your garden? We sure could use some rain, though, I HAVE enjoyed the lower dew points we've been having. That's supposed to all change tomorrow. :(

hmcsretired, thanks for stopping in!

Time for me to sign out for the night.

Good night, everybuddy!
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2014 7:59:33 PM

Have a good evening
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2014 6:19:42 PM

Good afternoon Claudie and All!
 
Claudie, Thank you! A/C repair was sort of pricey ($175). Just glad that it is fixed before the next heat wave.
 
Hope that your Mom has good protimes number as well.
 
Hope that the chiro has a timely good appointment for you.
 
Hummingbird was here this morning. He likes the Rose of Sharon bushes too.
 
Getting a nice thunder shower this afternoon. Puddles were standing in garden.
 
Enjoy a thankful Thursday!
 
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2014 5:22:48 PM

Evening Claudie,

Sure did get it done. Got a very loud greeting from the employees who are happy to be back and happy to see customers returning. No everything I wanted was on the shelves, but I expected that. Will pick up a couple of things on the way to Maine tomorrow.
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