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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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Robustus
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 12:03:45 PM

Hi Claudie,

Some reason I wasn't able to sleep in as long as I wanted to today. Maybe, that's a good thing so I can get up and go out and see Mom today.

As for Dad, he sure seems like a lost cause. As the saying goes, "You can lead a horse to water, but can't make him drink."

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jjdm
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 11:18:51 AM

Good morning, Claudie! Thanks for your comments on my update!

Today’s Picture:
Family Lunch Pt. 2

Since my last update, I’ve worked two grocery shifts. Mom has had two shifts doing fruit cutting. I was able to catch up with Jeff on Tuesday night since we went on a nighttime drive together. Mom and I were able to go out to eat with family from Florida and Grandma at Red Lobster. Last night, Mom and I said our goodbyes to family from Florida.

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

My Home!

Good day!
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dickc49
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 10:57:11 AM

Good morning Claudie,

Found another common link with my wife. This is he third of fourth I have now found. Seems like I have to go to the tenth GGP level to find them. This one is through my Dad's side. The others have been through my Mom's side. Still trying to get her line back to the tenth GGP where it will go. She has less lines that go fully back than I do as it seems there are more later immigrants in her family. The later ones seem to be harder to track. I guess the older ones have garnered more interest for a longer time so more research has been done on them, so better on-line documentation is available. Want to take Ancestry as far as I can, then see about checking some sources to ascertain total accuracy, and also see if there are avenues to pursue data other than Ancestry and town halls. Will get there at some time.
Well, the front is coming through here now. We seem to have completely missed any of the rain darn it all. The nice line of T-Storms fell apart as it reached the coast last night, and the morning showers seem to have formed only over the states to the north of us. Was hoping for a lawn watering. Still have some threatening clouds, but the weather seems to think that nothing will come of them. On the bright side, I have some cherry tomatoes that are turning red. Only a very few right now, but its a start! Am sure I will soon have more than I can handle.
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Scanman
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 10:55:27 AM

Mornin' Claudie.

Blood Pressue rising and I had to rant back at the Roost. Wish I could take it back now..Some things should remain Private when it comes to a Nevet know when things can come back and bite you. But then thay say, The Truth never Hurt Anyone..
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Lighting10K
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 10:54:24 AM

Good Morning Claudie {{{HUGS}}}

Not too much going on. Just working around the house.

77° partly cloudy sky. Could see rain today. Just never know.
Saw some yesterday late afternoon but not in my area.
Looks like the next front that gose through will bring cool temps.
Upper 50's to low 60's at night.

Still watching B-ball and movies and Tour De France.

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

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MusicTeacher
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 10:47:43 AM

Good Morning, Claudie ♩ So glad you and your Husband had a good shopping day and you found an excellent deal on grapes! Yes, it is good idea to return and stock up on those rare deals! How nice that you had lunch out with your family afterward at Subway.

Enjoy your day today!

Thankfully my Mom and I had a nice Wednesday with Prayer Meeting, taking Juanita to visit her friend at the Convalescent Hospital, and doing errands afterward.

Today I will be attending and √ing out the Job Fair in my hometown. This evening my Mom and I look forward to attending the Farmer's Market. I look forward to doing tasks and errands as needed during the off hours.

Have a Beautiful Thursday!
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sandipaws
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 7:39:02 AM

Good morning Claudie,
Hope you have a great day! {{Hugs}}
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 7:27:07 AM

Whew! Such a crowd! :)

Good morning, Dino, jqwright, yankie, HouHrl, MidnightSun, JM, grmoore, senile, hmcsretired07, scout, and TUrtLE!

Dino, ooohhh, you're right! That first game WAS ugly. :( Did Emily's team play a different team (or the same one) for the second game? Happy birthday to Mrs. K!

MidnightSun, nice that you got that final bare spot all taken care of (where the blackberries used to be). Now there aren't any bare spots, right? Since bad storms arrived after you had planted all those seeds, will they get washed away, or will the wet news print keep them in place?

JM, was it a long bus ride (back in the day when your car died on you)?

grmoore, not only has it been hotter lately, but humid! Ugh! Supposedly some cooler, drier weather will be coming in for a few days.

scout, so was last night's visit to Piper's Pub a special occasion?

TUrtLE, :)

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

[Edited by: Claudie at 7/24/2014 7:28:39 AM EST]
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 6:53:03 AM

Good Morning Claudie and Friends,
End of the day photo taken by Dan Wollin.

Continuing:

An overweight blonde went to see her doctor for some advice. The doctor advised that she run ten miles a day for thirty days. This, he promised, would help her lose as many as twenty pounds. The blonde followed the doctor's advice, and, after thirty days, she was pleased to find that she had indeed lost the whole twenty pounds. She phoned the doctor and thanked him for the wonderful advice which produced such effective results. At the end of the conversation, however, she asked one last question: "How do I get home, since I am now 300 miles away?"

Have a Thankful Thursday!
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 6:36:57 AM

Took our son to Piper's Pub for dinner last night. Great food and great beer!

Yup it's a ballroom dance. An old one.

Good morning Claudie~
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hmcsretired07
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 6:14:06 AM

Good morning Claudie
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senile1
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 6:11:59 AM

mornin' Claudie
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grmoore
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 6:02:36 AM

Greetings Claudie/friends:

Happy Thursday! 72 degrees this morning.

In early, for an earlier departure outside of my carpool and a day full of meetings.

Got in a 3.5 mile walk last night; took water with me and was glad I did because it was hot!

Off to start the day.

Have a great day all!
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JMBoykinII
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 5:00:40 AM

Hi Claudie. I remember my Greyhound experience well, I had just started full time with my company, though I had worked with them for two years as an intern. My car was sick and my billfolder was near empty and I could not afford repairs on my car. So off to Knoxville, where I worked for 4 weeks before earining the necessary monies to repair my car and bring up my family. Those were the days.
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 2:28:10 AM

Good morning Claudie!

Guess it is time to stock up on grapes and pears at a good price. Limited bread intake, having more salads. No ice cream or pie.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Have a fantastic day!

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HouHrl
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 1:50:39 AM

Good night, Claudie & Co.!
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yankiefrankie
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 1:35:15 AM

Good morning y'all.......
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jqwright
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 11:26:26 PM

Good night, Claudie.
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Dino72
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 10:47:14 PM

Good evening/morning Claudie

That was a fun trip. Very relaxing as well.

Great evening and a great trip to Parkersburg tonight. Enjoyed a double header with Emily's summer league basketball. The first game got ugly in a hurry with the Bobcats losing 48-13. In all fairness, the other team had a girl that couldn't miss. So, they regrouped and went out to play a second game again Vandevender who, as you may remember, they won against to end the regular season last winter. They played pretty evenly in the first half with the score tied 7-7. The second period the coach made some adjustments in his lineup and they came out victorious winning 17-11. Emily had 2 points, 7 rebounds, and a wide smile on her face after this one. That game wraps up their summer league play. She'll attend a two week camp at one of the local colleges in August and will be back for the Fall league at the Elite center in September. One thing is for sure, the season never ends.

Rain is moving out. We'll see temps in the 70s tomorrow. Great day for a birthday. Who's? Mrs. K's, of course. See you tomorrow night.
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 9:07:58 PM

Hello, sandipaws and yankie!

sandipaws, glad you finally made it home after a long day at work. Now you can relax! Yes, I had a good morning out. :)

yankie, thanks for stopping in!

Time for me to sign out for the night.

Nitey-nite, everybuddy!
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yankiefrankie
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 7:34:20 PM

Good afternoon y'all.......
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sandipaws
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 7:12:21 PM

Hello Claudie,
Home at last! We were supposed to get rain today, but haven't seen any yet.
Glad you had a nice day and got a discount too.
Have a lovely evening! {{Hugs}}
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 7:04:31 PM

Hiya, kathybye, Scanman, and Robustus!

kathybye, our teachers go back for pre-planning on Monday (for the whole week with "Open House" being on Thursday); I think Daughter is ready. :) Working 2 days a week? Is it ANY 2 days or 2 specific days? If the days are together, that'll be cool; like having a 5 day weekend!

Scanman, I am thinking that the lake you are talking about is Lake Alatoona. I checked a map just to be sure that it could be seen from I-75. Hmmmm, come to think of it, I DO remember driving south on I-75 and seeing that lake.

Robustus, too bad your mom can't get to those activities at the nursing home. I know that would help your mom pass the time away. As for your dad? <shakes head> Lost cause?
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Robustus
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 6:08:17 PM

Good evening Claudie,

To answer your question. They do have activities in the facility where my mom is at. However, getting to them is the problem. Don't get the wrong impression, but I am not sure if the nurses will help her get to those. I know in the past, she used to attend a church service and played some Bingo.

Anyway, I wish I could report anything new. I see my dad is up and around. He just pulled in my driveway asking me to go with him. He wanted to stop by somewhere and get my mom and sandwich and I have to bring it in to her. I got a little frustrating and asked, "Isn't what that 'institution' helped you to do?" (He called that rehab place he went to as an "institution.") So, I walked back inside and hopefully he'll give up and leave.

Sure I would like to spend time with him, but as I've been posting about all week is that he needs to do things himself. It isn't just getting junk food which seems to be the easy way for him. He probably got spoiled by having his meals brought to him all day long while he was at rehab. My mom used to constantly do that, too. That is why she ended up moving away before her health went bad. So, I'm not giving in that easy to be his "slave" around the clock!

Anyway, hard to believe already 2 days of my little "time off" is just about over!
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Scanman
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 5:47:13 PM

Afternoon Claudie..

Sounds like you had a very profitable day. And Lunch to boot with all the loot you saved with ur Senior Discount..Not much Senior Discounts around here unless H knows of some that I don't. Still kinda a new to all that.

So if Lake Ranier is on the other side, What lake is on the other side comin' in I 75 from the North. Looks Big and always activity on it in the spring and Summer?
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 4:39:43 PM

Hi, Claudie:
Met a retired friend for lunch, which was so enjoyable. Now running errands, including my allergy shot, and going to the Post Office.

Oppressive heat today - throughout the weekend, so glad I am getting out of state for a bit, even if hot/humid in Virginia!

Cannot believe I will be back at work next Wednesday, but next week will be preliminary items. I am glad I am back with high school, as the "prep work" I can do at home, with staying at school a few extra hours 1-2 times per week.

Working 2 days a week should be great. Hope my allergies are OK at work!

Glad you enjoyed lunch at Subway with your family!
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 4:19:27 PM

Hiya, HappyHiker,

I see your baseball team and mine are both 1 game back in their divisions. :(

I like what the market does on Wednesdays. I'd go for that. :)

I know all about what the humidity/dew point can do to the way the temp feels. We get that here ALL the time in the summer! :(
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HappyHiker
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 2:02:59 PM

Hi Claudie, we have a really good deal at our Stater Bros. markets. On Wednesday they honor the sale prices from both last week and the new week just starting (double sales.) I'm ging back for some more Ranier cherries for $2.99 as the last batch was delicious.

Going up to 97 today, but humidity is only 35% so it doesn't feel too bad. Right now it's 87 at my daughter's in Houston, but with the humidity the "Real Feel" is 99!! Not for me.

Have a good afternoon.
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 12:37:26 PM

A good morning out...got Mom's prescription at WM and then took it to her; after that, I went to the grocery store, where I got about $2.30 for the senior discount (not much, but better than nothing!). Got the blueberries for $1.87/pint and even got a few other unexpected deals. Hmmmmm, I just may have to go back on Monday or Tuesday to take advantage of the deals (before the sale week starts all over on Wednesday).

On the way home, I called up Daughter to see if she and the kids wanted to meet me at the local Subway for lunch; of, course, she said yes, and that's where I've been! :)

Hello, dickc49, MusicTeacher, and attitash!

dick, how lucky that your were able to get that new genealogy info straightened out so quickly! I esp. like the part where there is a list of relatives to contact; that is soooo helpful!

MusicTeacher, have a nice prayer meeting and lunch!

attitash, it is way, way too muggy here! You don't have to do much at all outside and you already break out into a sweat! :(
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attitash
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 12:25:44 PM

Good afternoon Claudie....morning scattered showers to bring an end of the humidity. High of 23°C/73.4°F feeling like 29°C/84.2°F(morning temp is the high for the day). Pedalled to work knowing the return trip will be very comfortable. Have a good day.
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MusicTeacher
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 11:30:59 AM

Good Morning, Claudie ♬ Glad you found blueberries on sale at WM for a good price and plan on getting some more. You can always stock up on them, and freeze the extras for future use.

Have a great day of errands and visiting your Daughter's Home.

Thank you for your encouraging words for me as I look for jobs outside of real estate. Yes, I did see what the Realtor had to present to me during training earlier this month, but I was still not impressed with the current weak Real Estate Market and the still too high prices of homes here in CA. In my immediate local neighborhood, there are hardly any home listings for sale, as most people are staying put in their homes and not moving for obvious reasons. Yes, the real estate and job markets are still not good in my area.

Today at noontime my Mom and I will be attending our Prayer Meeting. Before and after the Prayer Meeting we will do errands and tasks as needed.

Have a Wonderful Wednesday!
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dickc49
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 10:21:58 AM

Good morning Claudie,

I found a lot of that tree info seemed to be on-line in a tree labeled with the same last name as my daughters MIL. Contacted the tree owner and it turns out its owned by her nephew. I was able with that and the paperwork to construct the tree pretty well back to the third great grandfather of my soon to be SIL. I could then use the hints/paperwork to fill in missing info and correct wrong assumptions. I would say he had 85% of it substantially right. Structure wise he is OK, except the oldest generation is wrong. I have gone through it page by page and finally figured out that there is a quick three page summary from the 2nd GGP down, and more detailed summary of the same (ten pages or so), and finally about 60-70 pages of detailed tree info that runs from the 3rd GGP down with all branches of the family spread out like a pyramid with the 3rd GGP at the peak. As I was mainly interested with the direct line including only aunts and uncles, I used only part of it. Finally there is about ten to twelve pages of notes on the end. This includes a circa 1980 contact list of relatives! The documentation also includes burial info and in some cases, cemetery plot plans with locations marked. Some papers were out of order, but now that I have the on-line main structure to follow, I was able to re-organize the papers into order. I will scan them and send the nephew a copy. I will scan it as four docs. The quick summary, the slight detail summary, the full "Monte", and the notes. Had a lot of fun doing it, but it took a bit of concentration to understand it. What I do know is that someone went to an awful lot of work!
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 8:02:32 AM

Good morning, senile and sandipaws!

senile, thanks for stopping in!

sandipaws, today should go just fine. :)
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sandipaws
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 7:54:16 AM

Hello Claudie,
Another busy day for you! Hope it goes well. Have a wonderful Wednesday! {{Hugs}}
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 7:44:46 AM

mornin' Claudie
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 7:29:33 AM

Good morning, HappyHiker, Robustus, Dino, MidnightSun, HouHrl, JM, hmcsretired07, TUrtLE, scout, and grmoore!

HappyHiker, it always feels great to get things checked off the 'to-do' list. :)

Robustus, that's sad that both your parents are bored. Do they not have activities where your mom lives that she could participate in?

Dino, sounds like that was a fun spur-of-the-moment trip. :)

MidnightSun, I'm know if you limit your carbs, your glucose level will come down. That's something I'm supposed to do, too, but, too many times, find it hard to do.

JM, cannot remember the last time I rode a Greyhound bus. Hmmmm, maybe not ever, but many, many years ago, I went on a charter bus trip to Washington D.C. and then on up to NY City with a bunch of 8th graders. It sure was hard to get comfortable!

TUrtLE, thanks for this morning's laugh. :)

scout, never heard of the Peabody. It's a ballroom dance, right?

grmoore, no rain here yesterday or last night, though there's tons and tons of dew all over everything! Sounds like y'all had some good eating last night. :)

HouHrl and hmcsretired, thanks for stopping in!

Errands to run this morning, starting off with going back to WM to pick up a 'script for Mom (the doctor's office had a hard time getting it called in, but was finally able to). After I go to her place, then I'll head back to the grocery store for my weekly shopping. Once I get back home, I might go to Daughter's house to visit for a short time. We'll see. :)

[Edited by: Claudie at 7/23/2014 7:31:59 AM EST]
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grmoore
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 7:26:19 AM

Greetings Claudie/friends:

Happy Wednesday! 72 degrees this morning. Rain is forecasted again today and there is evidence we received more yesterday and over the night.

We had a wonderful dinner last night with our daughter and her boyfriend at Antico Pizza in Atlanta. We followed dinner with dessert with Gelato next door. It was a great evening.

Off to breakfast and work.

Have a great day all!
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 6:47:56 AM

We had a great class and lesson at dance last night! We learned the Peabody in class. Lots of fun and in our lesson we got some great tips on our turns and other stuff.

Good morning Claudie~
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 6:35:14 AM

Good Morning Claudie and Friends,
Photo by Steve Power posted on the county web site.

Continuing:

A blonde and a brunette are skydiving.

The brunette jumps out the plane and pulls the cord -- nothing happens.

She pulls the emergency cord and still nothing.

The blonde finally jumps out of the plane and yells "Oh! So you wanna race, huh?"

Have a wild and wonderful Wednesday!
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 5:39:53 AM

Good morning Claudie
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JMBoykinII
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 5:04:10 AM

Good morning, Claudie. I am not a bus rider and should not have to visit a bus terminal anytime soon. My family normaly charter buses when we go on family reunion and I always drive, though I do purchase a seat on the bus. Last time I road a bus was in June 14, 1981. Have a great day.
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HouHrl
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 2:19:06 AM

Good night, Claudie & Co.!
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 2:02:08 AM

Good morning Claudie!

The ocular migraine looks and is exactly as it says in the clip. The ending says it leaves in 30 minutes. It does.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The temp is 64° (18°C) with the high to be 86° (30°C). Rain is in the forecast for this afternoon.

Have a fabulous day!

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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 1:49:25 AM

Good morning Claudie

No manic Monday here. Just a slow one.

Was listening into my favorite talk show on WWVA this morning. The host has just returned from a weekend in Boston and had a great time. He brought up something interesting about the trip. He debated about it and decided to go and enjoy himself with a few good friends. He's in his early 40s like me and made the point of saying "Just do it." You may not get another chance to do something like this, and if you give every excuse in the world, you'll never do it.

I had a similar opportunity approach me in 2008. A lot of you here remember what a turbulent summer that was for me. One of my close friends has a Sister who lives in Marysville, Michigan just outside of Port Huron. He and his Cousin was going up for 4th of July weekend to visit and they invited me. I debated on it and decided, "Heck with it, I was going." I took a day off of work and we proceeded to head to Michigan on the 4th which fell on a Friday that year. We got up there and it was not only my first time in Michigan, but my first time in Canada as we crossed over and went to one of the Provincial parks. It was a very relaxing weekend for me and I enjoyed the company of two of my best friends. Looking back, I don't regret the trip at all. As a matter of fact, my Mom called me that afternoon to invite me out there for dinner. I returned her call to let her know I was just outside of Columbus and we were heading north. Just one of those "Bucket list" types of things. A spontaneous trip with two of my best friends. I got home Sunday night and to bed around 1:30 and back up at 5 AM to go to work the next day. I was tired, but it was worth it.

Hard to believe that was six years ago.
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Robustus
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2014 10:05:03 PM

Good night/evening Claudie!

Nothing new today. So really nothing to chat about. Same stuff going on with me. Dad's pestering me. Mom's getting bored. So, that's about it.

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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2014 9:37:39 PM

Hi Claudie, you're already signing off for the night and I'm just checking in. It was a very fruitful day, I checked lots of little chores off on my "To Do" list before going to work at the library. My health has been slowing me down a lot, so it really felt good to get so much done. I'm a happy camper tonight, now I'll go fix something yummy for dinner.
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2014 9:17:58 PM

Hiya, yankie!

Thanks for stopping in!

Time for me to sign out for the night.

Good night, y'all!
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2014 5:14:50 PM

Good afternoon y'all.......
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2014 4:17:30 PM

Good afternoon, attitash and Scanman!

attitash, no break for us with the humidity. :( Had a good round of golf this morning, did ya? I guess you got your groove back. :)

Scanman, Lake Lanier is northeast of Atlanta, surrounded by the cities of Gainesville (north), Buford (south, and Cumming (sorta west). Not really near I-75; actually closer to I-85 and I-985.
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2014 4:00:03 PM

Afternoon Claudie..

Sounds like some busyiness to me. Is Lake Raier the big lake North of Atlanta off and thru I 75?
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