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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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Claudie
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2014 12:48:19 PM

A good morning out. :)

Hello, grmoore, sandipaws, Farful, dickc49, and kathybye!

grmoore, hmmmm, I am thinking I missed a coupla things here...you have more than one kitty? For some reason, I thought you only had 1, and that was Morris(??). Also...PT? Didn't realize you were doing that.

sandipaws, it'll be a while before you have 2 days in a row off again, won't it?

Farful, did you get some good deals at Walgreens today?

dick, you've only had a coupla PT sessions, right? Have you seen any improvement? Does the therapist think he/she can help you with your back problem?

kathybye, oooohhhh, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your daddy. Leaving your some {{{{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}}}} and some more {{{{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}}}}
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kathybye
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2014 12:24:12 PM

Hi. Claudie
My Daddy passed away peacefully on Sunday am, & I was so blessed to be with him before he left to go in God's loving arms.

My sister and I both got to spend quality time with him, especially my trip driving him from Louisiana to Florida.

Please keep my family in your prayers. My hubby will be able to join us for the funeral so I am very happy about his being able to attend.



[Edited by: kathybye at 9/2/2014 12:24:34 PM EST]
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dickc49
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2014 11:51:53 AM

Good morning Claudie,

I did get the front mowed. I rested the back for a bit, then did the trash. My back was SO done for the day after that. I'm on the heating pad this morning. It seems to relax my muscles which takes a wee bit of pressure off the back. I seem to be at that tipping point. I have known it has been getting slowly worse, but did not realize how close the tipping point was, nor how quickly I feel lousy now that I have reached it!

Hope you had a good trip to WM with your Mom. I need to go to PetSmart too. Might do that later when I am done with PT as I will be nearby.
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Farful
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2014 8:57:10 AM

Good morning Claudie and All!
 
Claudie, Yes! $3.14 was the posted price at Sam's. Sam's credit card offers an additional 5% off on gas. Some restrictions apply though.
 
Hope you and your Mom enjoy a safe trip to WM and PetSmart on the way home.
 
May stop at Walgreens today for their Senior Day savings. I have my AARP card linked with the Walgreens Card to get extra savings.
 
Have a terrific Tuesday!
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sandipaws
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2014 8:08:33 AM

Good morning Claudie!

It was so nice to have 2 days off to relax! Now it's time to go back to work!
Hope you enjoy your outing with your mom today! {{Hugs}}
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grmoore
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2014 7:23:57 AM

Greetings Claudie/friends:

Happy Tuesday! 72 degrees this morning.

It's back to work today but not before picking up the cats (the boys) and bringing them home after their "vacation" and going to my first physical therapy session. I should be in the office late morning.

Yesterday's meeting with the volleyball coaching staff went well. First home match is tomorrow night.

I have rehearsal this evening.

Off to breakfast and start the day.

Have a great day all!
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2014 7:19:27 AM

Good morning, Dino, Robustus, yankie, MidnightSun, Lighting10K, MusicTeacher, JM, attitash, TUrtLE, scout, hmcsretired07, and senile!

Dino, I know Emily is glad to be playing basketball again. :)

Robustus, glad to hear you had a good visit with your mom and she seemed very excited to see you. I'm telling you...it doesn't matter how long you stay; she'll always want you to stay longer . Just keep doing what you're doing. :) As for your dad, just keep refusing him when he asks you to do things like that.

MidnightSun, so did you end up buying that canopy?

Lighting, bad game for the Braves yesterday. Looks like they won't even make the wild card cut this year.

MusicTeacher, nice that you were able to find some good things on sale at the Labor day sales.

JM, Saturday may not be a problem to meet up with you. We'll have to see what time you're coming through.

attitash, so you have today off? I wouldn't have thought that since you just returned from vacation. What grades are your kids in this year?

TUrtLE, wow! Strange creatures indeed.

scout, busy home improvement weekend for sure!

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

I'll be taking Mom to WM this morning and then I need to stop at PetSmart on my way home. Not too busy a morning; in fact, not too busy a week either! :)

[Edited by: Claudie at 9/2/2014 7:21:59 AM EST]
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senile1
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2014 7:08:42 AM

mornin' Claudie
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hmcsretired07
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2014 7:08:17 AM

Good morning Claudie
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2014 6:51:32 AM

Busy weekend. Got the new molding up and painted in the kitchen. Got the vanity sanded and put the 1st coat of finish on it. Got the bathroom window frame sanded, patched and the 1st coat of finish on it!

Good morning Claudie~
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2014 6:23:38 AM

Good Morning Claudie,

Look carefully.
This is a photo of valella jellyfish taken by Ken Gagne and posted on the county web site.

From USA Today.
Ocean-goers up and down the West Coast have spent weeks photographing thousands of mysterious sea creatures washing up on seashores from Washington to California, reports CNN.

Called Velella velella, or "by-the-wind sailors," the silver-purple sea creatures that vaguely resemble jellyfish are typically found well out in the ocean, but experts say not to worry, unusually strong winds are the likely culprit.

The small creatures have a tiny fin that acts a bit like a sail, allowing them to float along the ocean's surface. And while breezes tend to take them well out to sea, they can occasionally be carried onto shore if conditions are just right

Here is a close up of a tiny Valella. When I used to walk on "my" beach I would see them.

Have a Terrific Tuesday!
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attitash
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2014 5:57:33 AM

Good morning Claudie....mix of sun & cloud with a high of 24°C/75.2°F feeling like 32°C/89.6°F with humidity. 60% chance of afternoon thundershowers. Have errands to run that will be done before the threat of rain increases via pedaling power. Kids return to school today. Have a super day.
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JMBoykinII
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2014 5:10:58 AM

Hi Claudie. I took the wife shopping and I prepared breakfast for her. I order dinner from Famous Dave's and we had cake and song the birthday song with the kids and grandkids, it was a great day.

I believe that I am about 140 to 150 miles away from your exit, I will send you a message on Saturday morning on exactly the time we are leaving. If Saturday is a problem, we will be coming back through on Sunday.
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MusicTeacher
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2014 3:05:12 AM

Good Evening, Claudie ♩ I hope you enjoyed your Labor Day at home, doing as you pleased for today.

Thankfully I did manage to find some good Labor Day Sales deals between Sunday and Labor Day after work!

Thankfully Day 3 at work went well, as I shared at my Studio.

Good Night!
♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬
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Lighting10K
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2014 2:13:57 AM

Good Morning Claudie {{{HUGS}}}

Wasn't that a great game on behalf of the Phillies against the Brave.
Who would of thought. Atlanta was last no-hit April 17,2010 with Colorado.
I know you wanted a sweep, But that not going to happen now. Take what we
can get.

Had rain all around us but here. Will see what happens today.

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

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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2014 1:31:45 AM

Good morning Claudie!

No desire to see anything at the fair. Not even 10,000+ peeps and the traffic jamb.

Went to Littleton to get away from the 144th Lancaster State Fair traffic. It is the largest event in the North Country Labor Day w/e. The largest of the year are the fireworks at the Mt Washington Grand Hotel.

Stopped in Rite as soon as they opened. My pal the mgr said after Aug 31 summer items would be 75% off list price.

Had my eye on a double awning canopy. Each side can be raised another 3' 6" to give the covered canopy 15' 4" long. On sale for a nice price of $32.50. List was $129.99 all season.

Went to WM for some fat free sliced cheese. Was disappointed it has been discontinued. Brought two 1 lb tubs of cottage cheese. $2.02 ea.

Went to Shaws and stocked upon condensed cream of mushroom & chicken soup. 12 oz cans are on sale for 75¢ ea. Bought 10 of each to add to the 8 there are in stock.

Bought a 6 piece pkg of boneless, skinless chicken breasts for $1.99 a lb. Have been playing w/a recipe for two weeks to make the finest chicken parmesan, sauceless cutlets, or w/a creamy sauce.

Write to me and I'll send you the complete recipe for all three. Prep 25 mins. Cook 20 mins. Ready in 1 hr or less. Recipe makes 4 servings.

Civil twilight is 5:40 AM EDT. Night is 8:50 PM.

Sunrise: 6:10 AM. Set: 7:20 PM.

Length of day: 13h 10m. Length of visible light: 14h 10m. Tomorrow will be 2m 58s shorter.

The temp is 64° (18°C), the high is to be 82° (27°C) w/a 60% chance of rain and t-storms.

Have a wonderful day!

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yankiefrankie
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2014 1:09:09 AM

Good morning y'all
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Robustus
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 10:55:27 PM

Happy Labor Day, Claudie!

One last "excuse" about getting Mom out. I have been saying about the heat as one. I already confirmed about that AC isn't a problem. I think it's just a hassle to get her in and out of a wheelchair from either her bed or my car. I thought the heat is a problem because since she's so weak it takes her a while to move. I wasn't thinking that I used to be able to take her without a wheelchair. She was strong enough to walk if someone held on to her or she leaned against something. I have been too lazy to clean out my car enough to make space to haul a wheelchair. So, that's enough of my excuses. Maybe, I'll go and try Wednesday and/or Thursday while I'm off work. I haven't talked to the nurses lately to see if anything changed regarding about signing her out. I assume that I still can if I am comfortable in assisting her.

Anyway, on to other things, work was hot! Thank goodness and I'm surprised it wasn't as busy as I thought we would be. Good for me that I didn't have to be out so much, but bad for business, then hours could be cut.

After work, I was only scheduled 'til 3 today instead of 4 like last week. So, I was too hot and didn't feel like going down to the gym. So, I bought a few groceries. We had fresh white corn on the cob for 25¢/ear. So, I loaded up with 12 ears. I ended up eating 4 of them when I got home for supper. Also, got a few other things. However, I didn't buy anything cold that would melt or spoil.

I was debating then to either go home or see Mom. The heat was getting to me, but I am glad I made the right decision by going to see Mom. Since I was busy with Dad, I didn't go out there. As usual, she was excited to see me. She seemed to be a little on the hyper side today still soft spoken, but I noticed her moving her feet around. It was great to see that she felt that way. I tried to stay a little longer this time, but still it is never enough. She wanted to go home with me.

My crazy dad is back to his demanding ways after I got home this evening. He must have been asleep for most of the day and wasn't aware of the time when he called me. He wanted me to stop by after I got off work to bring him in his precious soda out of his car. I told him it was after 6:00 when he called and it was still 94º outside! So, I didn't feel like going all the way over there just for that! Surprisingly he accepted that it was too hot and wasn't persistent throughout this evening.
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Dino72
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 10:52:23 PM

Good evening/morning Claudie

Mrs. Enloe was a great lady as a music teacher and a great neighbor as well. She lived two houses down from us for a couple of years until her Husband took a job in Illinois. According to her fb profile, they now live in Indiana, her home state.

The weekend seen our first weekend of high school football season. All three public schools in Wood County were victorious. Tyler Consolidated was not losing to one of those Wood County schools, Williamstown High School by a score of 30-7. I was talking to a friend of mine about how the season is going to be and I said it's way too early to get a read on the season. Of course, I've always been a firm believer that on any given day, any team can suit up and beat their opponent. Basketball legend Michael Jordan said "It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog."

With the first of September, the footballs fly and the Fall league at the Elite center starts up with Emily taking to the hardwood again. This time around with a new coach. She said the new league starts this week with a game this weekend.

Muggy evening. Temps in the mid 70s. Welcome to September.
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 9:16:15 PM

Hope y'all had a fun and safe holiday day and weekend!

Good night, everybuddy!
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 3:50:27 PM

Good afternoon, sandipaws and dickc49!

sandipaws, nice to hear you're relaxing, too. :)

dick, hope you are/were able to get the front yard mowed. Rain? None here at all in the past few days. Quite warm and humid, too. Summer temps are still here,; at least, for the next few weeks. :(
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dickc49
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 12:28:45 PM

Good afternoon Claudie,

Had some needed rain last night. Got 1/2 inch or so. Could have used more, but the only place in the state that got more got an EF0 tornado with it! I'll pass! Might have another chance for some tomorrow, looks like it stays dry today. Still warm and humid here. Looks to stay warmish all week, but will have the humidity drop after Tuesday. Might see if I can push the mower around the front lawn today. Been putting it off to let the back rest. Its not feeling as bad, so its time to do a routine chore and see how it reacts. I did go through the pepper plants yesterday and picked 22 peppers. All of them have some shade of red on them. I wanted to get them picked as I have more growing and wanted the plants to focus on the ones that need to grow and mature. Still have a good two dozen that are getting close to picking, plus more that are growing. All this on 22 plants! Good crop this year! I could feel the back from picking, but it seemed to do OK later.
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sandipaws
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 12:24:06 PM

Hello Claudie,
Enjoying my day off here.
Enjoy your day at home, hope you get to rest and relax.
{{Hugs}}
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 12:11:55 PM

Hello, Farful, TUrtLE, yankie and hmcsretired07!

Farful, oh, that's a really low price for gas! Around here, we're running 10-15¢ higher. Was that $3.14 the regular price or with some kind of discount?

TUrtLE, ice cream at The Roost? Will be there in a while! Yum!

yankie and hmcsretired, thanks for stopping in!
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hmcsretired07
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 11:24:56 AM

Good morning Claudie
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yankiefrankie
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 11:22:53 AM

Good morning y'all
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 11:21:47 AM

Claudie, be sure to check the Rooster freezer when you are ready for some ice cream later today.

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Farful
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 11:03:45 AM

Good morning Claudie and All!
 
Claudie, Hope to find some good deals at Walgreens tomorrow for Senior Day. Missed out last month.
 
Walking tacos were delicious at home yesterday. Did make a trip to Hy-Vee. They had some hot deals. Purchased two boxes of Triscuit with roasted garlic for $1.68 ea.
 
Got some light rain this morning. Purchased gas at Sam's this morning for $3.14.
Happy safe Labor Day!
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 10:58:53 AM

Good morning (still), JM, grmoore, and Scanman!

JM, happy birthday to your wife! What special thing have you got planned for her today? Hmmmm, traffic out of Atlanta? Yeah, I imagine it was really rough last night. :( BTW, just trying to do some figuring, how far do you think you are from where I am (at exit 212)?

grmoore, I didn't realize that there was a concert after yesterday evening's game. The Newsboys? Nope! Never heard of them! Have a good meeting with the 2 coaches! I am assuming that means you'll be announcing the volleyball games?

Scanman, I heard the finish to last night's race was exciting, though, I didn't see it (since I don't watch the races); hubby didn't see it either...he said he was too tired/sleepy and went to bed about halfway through.
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Scanman
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 10:13:13 AM

Mornin' Claudie!

Glad to hear the engine noise is too far away to be much of a distraction! It was an exciting finish last night!
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grmoore
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 9:10:20 AM

Greetings Claudie/friends:

Happy Monday and Labor Day! 75 degrees this morning.

We safely arrived back home about 3:30 pm yesterday afternoon, unpacked the car and freshened up.

I slept in a little this morning after a late night at the Braves' game followed by the Newsboys' concert. The Braves won, and the Newsboys were awesome!!

I have a meeting at noon with the new Georgia State Volleyball coaching staff, but other than that it will be a light day.

Off to breakfast and to finish my coffee.

Have a great day all!
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JMBoykinII
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 8:11:50 AM

Happy Labor Day, Claudie. The traffic leaving Atlanta on yesterday was rough.

Today's is Mrs. JMB birthday, I will try to make it a special day for her.
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 7:18:03 AM

Good morning, Silverhand, MidnightSun, keywest, senile, Lighting10K, attitash, and TUrtLE!

Happy Labor Day, the unofficial end of summer!

Silverhand, thanks for the Sunday 'toons!

MidnightSun, will you go at any time to the Lancaster State Fair?

keywest and senile, thanks for stopping in!

Lighting, let's hope the Braves can do just as well against the Phillies as they did against the Marlins;, hmmmm, maybe even sweep. :)

attitash, so now your vacation is over. Hope it was a good one. Hope today's shift is a quiet one for you.

TUrtLE, aaahhh! So many critters! I bet it was REALLY noisy at KHF's the past few days!

Nothing special planned for today. There might be a thing or 2 for me to do, but I pretty much got everything done yesterday. I guessI'll just be hangin' around. :)
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 6:33:25 AM

Good Morning Claudie,

It has been so quiet here the last few days. I sent @(*0*)@, @(o)@ and @(e)@ to California in a Turtle taxi to visit their grandma, KHF.

Here is a photo of them in grandma's tree that I took on one of our prior visits. Shelly was with them then, but this visit she stayed home in OR to keep me company.

Riley on the right was excited because he likes to climb trees and now he had someone to climb with him
The other kitty pictured is Chloe.

Here we have Carly, Gideon and Odie. The Boys hadn't met Odie yet.

Let's not forget about Eve.

Grandma KHF sure had a houseful this weekend.

@(*0*)@, @(o)@ and @(e)@ will be returning home sometime later today.

Happy Labor Day!
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attitash
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 6:20:05 AM

Good morning Claudie...phone rang at 11PM last evening for a shift at work today. Unable to say no to double time. Working 0900-2100. Have a great Labour Day.

[Edited by: attitash at 9/1/2014 6:25:12 AM EST]
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Lighting10K
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 5:59:50 AM

Good Morning Claudie {{{HUGS}}}

71° partly cloudy sky. Calling for rain off and on this week.
Moving up from the Gulf of Mexico, will see what happens.

Will be working around this week.

See the Braves took two out of three against the Miami.

Enjoy your Monday while having fun in Life..............
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senile1
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 5:31:18 AM

mornin' Claudie
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keywest1
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 4:36:47 AM

Good Morning Claudie!

Happy Labor Day!
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 1:30:14 AM

Good morning Claudie!

Meat prices are out of sight. Know that folks want to get high quality at a low prices every day. This can be provided. Along with a lower gas price for my area. Weighing to pros and cons. Need to talk to the gals.

Enjoyed a most restful Sunday. Passed on mowing the lawn for some catch up w/inside cleaning. Caught upon paperwork, relaxed and watched some TV series on Netflix. Also saw on PBS "Ask This Old House"

Then it was time to water the fruit and flowers. We had a trace of rain overnight. The walkway had the color moist with dampness and the cars had droplets on them. It rained lightly for some hours later at 2 PM.

Walked to the foot of the drive, looked and listened. Nothing but the forest tree up and down the mtn. Only the occasional rustle of leaves were heard in the 2.5 mph (4 kph) gust of wind.

Did notice the ferns and brackens of the forest on my 15 acres are getting yellow and brown. Lots of leaf tips also are turning color. Autumn arrives here in three short weeks.

This is the big w/e of the 144th Annual Lancaster State Fair. 10's of thousands each day will go to this agricultural fair to take in the harvest exhibits, tractor pulls, monster trucks, the games of the Midway, rides, and the grandstand shows.

New this year is wrestling; pro men's bouts, including women matches, and tag teams. Video clipis at the bottom of the above link. Staying home to avoid the traffic crowds, R&R, and chase rabbits out of the property. Listenined to the afternoon baseball game on the internet.

Civil twilight is 5:38 AM EDT. Night is 8:52 PM.

Sunrise: 6:08 AM. Set: 7:22 PM.

Length of day: 13h 13m. Length of visible light: 14h 13m. Tomorrow will be 2m 59s shorter.

The temp is 65° (18°C), the high is to be 81 (27°C) in clear skies.

Have a pleasant day!

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Silverhand
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 12:28:26 AM

Hello, Claudie!

Sunday funnies:
For Better or For Worse
Pickles
Agnes
Wizard of Id

Have a great week!
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2014 8:59:35 PM

Hiya, Robustus,

I'm told that taking the blood thinner probably has something to do with Mom being cold.

That's nice that you and your dad went out to dinner at a Mexican restaurant. Maybe your mom can go some time, too.

Not sure I understand what the heat has to do with keeping her from going out. The fact that she seems quite weak, yes, I can see that, but the heat keeping her from going? I don't get it.

Hope you do alright working in tomorrow's heat and humidity. Get inside when you can and stay hydrated!

Time for me to sign out for the night.

Good night, everybuddy!
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Robustus
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2014 8:52:53 PM

Good evening Claudie,

Your mom sounds like my mom used to be. I remember going out on a hot day with sweat pouring off of me and here's my mom shivering next to me. However, I don't know why her roommate likes the heat, but it has been that way since my mom's been there. Some days aren't so bad but others it seems like her room is the hottest in the building!

Anyway, yes it was another hot one today. But, I was off work all day. It was my time to turn over the control of the sound system at church to our youth pastor. We started having a schedule set up where one of us does it for every Sunday except the last one of the month. Then, our youth pastor takes over to tweak things up for us whenever the next guy's turn is. We alternate each month. That way one of us can get a break and enjoy being part of worship and the service.

I just got back. My dad is back to his money squandering again. However, he's been nice to help me out this time. I just got back from a Mexican restaurant having dinner with him. So, it was nice to hang out with him without the usual demands of things. Unfortunately, it would've been nice to get Mom out to join us, but that is a little difficult. As I mentioned last night, the heat makes things a little more difficult. Yes, once she's in the car, she's fine with the AC. But, the hassle of trying to deal with the heat is a little challenging. Maybe one of these days we'll try it again. I know she really wants to go somewhere!

Well, I guess that's all. So far no racket from the "new" neighbor(s.) I don't know if anyone has been over there. I thought I heard a few rumblings but that could from the neighbors in the other building which their driveway is close to mine. So, you hear their car doors slam shut as they come and go.

Now time to "labor" on Labor Day. Yes, I'll be working tomorrow from 10-3 and also Tuesday. My little holiday time off won't be until Wed. and Thurs. At least, I'm getting somewhat decent hours. A little less than this past week. I hope they don't go way down like last month (August!)

Stay cool and be careful with this heat coming! The NWS says tomorrow is supposed to be 94 here with the nice touch of the humidity! But, the local TV station says 90. What's worse is The Weather Channel is predicting 97 as the high for Tuesday! Whatever it is going to be, it is hot no matter what! I started feeling the humidity when my dad dropped me off at my place a few minutes ago!
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2014 4:29:32 PM

Hiya, JM,

Hope the traffic isn't too bad going back to Chattanooga this evening.
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2014 3:00:05 PM

Hi Claudie. We are in Atlanta in Fayetteville, visiting my sister, today is her birthday. Not sure what we going to do for the rest of the day, but we will go back tonight.
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2014 12:59:32 PM

Hello, hmcsretired07, dickc49, Farful, attitash, and MusicTeacher!

hmcsretired, thanks for stopping in!

dick, I don't have sinus problems, thank goodness, but I DO have allergy problems. This time of year around here is bad b/c of the ragweed, which sometimes bothers me. Not yet, though. <knocks on wooden desk> Hope you hear from the Mayflower Society soon. I would think, since they cashed your check, that they'd be doing the research on it...NOW! Hope you feel better.

Farful, tacos?? Yum! Sounds like a good lunch. That might make me have to have some, too!

attitash, ooohhh! I used to love hanging the laundry out to dry! It always came back in smelling soooo good! Hope that 30-40% chance of rain doesn't arrive. Good luck to the Blue Jays today! The Braves play the Marlin at 5 PM today.

MusicTeacher, hope you can find some good Labor Day sales.

[Edited by: Claudie at 8/31/2014 1:01:15 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2014 12:50:23 PM

Good Morning, Claudie ♬ So glad to read that your family gathering at your Brother's Home was very successful with a pretty good turnout of about a dozen of you. Labor Day weekend is a good time for planning family get-togethers, as many people do have the holiday off from work. But with me working in retail now, I will not have all of my holidays off, except for the major ones like New Year's, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Enjoy your stay-at-home day today! It is a good idea, since holiday weekends can make some places busier than usual. In my neighborhood, sometimes I notice that holidays make my side streets roads quieter, but the shopping areas busier with the sales.

Thank you for taking the time to read, √ out the pictures, and for your kind words for my Church's Beach Picnic yesterday, in spite of the two mishaps, and also the favorite picture of the incredible sunset that I shared yesterday. Photographing the sunsets at the beach is one of my favorite activities on our Church Beach Picnics.

Today at Church I will be sharing my testimony of how God saw me through the happiest heights of my thriving music career with 25 Students and a Realtor career, to the recession hitting hard and me losing so many Students due to Parents losing jobs and Students graduating and moving on, etc., until I almost lost all of my Students and went down to my very last Violin Student on Thursday August 21st. It was on the very next day, August 22nd, when I responded to a Help Wanted Ad posted on Facebook, that I found my current new career as Assistant Manager at Keyboard Concepts, did the interview on Monday the 25th, got hired on the spot, and then started recently working this past Thursday the 28th! It was all a miracle, an unexpected turnaround of my career and the perfect timing, exactly right when I needed it the most!

After Church, we will do some errands during the Labor Day Weekend Sales, as now with my brand new career with Keyboard Concepts, I will no longer have as much free time to get my errands done like I used to.

Have a Wonderful Sunday!
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2014 11:22:26 AM

Good morning Claudie.....after much debate I decide to do some laundry & hang it outside to dry. Clouds with a 30-40% chance of rain through most of the day. Radar looks ok so took the chance. High of 27°C/80.6°F feeling like 35°C/95°F with humidity. Will want the Jays vs Yankees ball game & keep an eye on the weather. Glad your family visit went well! Wise to take the bypass & avoid the mess. My problem is the road we have to take is only 2 lanes. With transports, trailers & increased traffic & few safe passing opportunities the drive was long. Have a great day.

[Edited by: attitash at 8/31/2014 11:23:44 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2014 10:09:20 AM

Good morning Claudie and All!
 
Claudie, Thank you! Gas tank holds about 12 gallons. I should be able to fill it up ½ way.
 
Hope that you had a nice family get-together. Staying home is our plan for today. K. is fixing walking tacos for lunch.
 
Welcome to last Sunday of August!
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2014 9:46:24 AM

Good morning Claudie,

Decompressed in front of the computer for a while and ended up with another darn migraine. My nose had been bothering me for a bit before. Midnight has been after me to see another ENT, maybe I should. The last one could find nothing wrong. Maybe I need to see another who will try to understand my issue. Not looking for surgery, but someone who can perhaps figure out the sinus-migraine connection.

Have been having a problem with my PC since the failed Microsoft update. Almost wiped the drive and started over yesterday. Tried reinstalling the drivers for a device that was giving me troubles. Had forgotten that some programs have the "repair" option. Well, that repair option worked out OK. My high speed sheet scanner works again. That was a close one!

Also noted yesterday that the Mayflower society has cashed my check. That tells me they have my application. For it to have cleared, it must have been cashed no later than Thursday. Will now see how long before I hear back. They are on the "clock".
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2014 9:17:42 AM

Good morning Claudie
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