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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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kathybye
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2014 5:32:48 PM

Claudie:
Sorry I have not stopped by! I did not t have much time to read below.
How is your Mom doing?

FINALLY found some tile we like; more $$ than we planned to spend, but hubby agreed to do the entire downstairs floor, including his office. The room could be considered a bedroom as there is a small closet, and an adjacent bathroom.
One of my friend's is a retired builder (custom homes). He has hired a tile guy who recently installed tile in my friend's own home/nephew's home. I called the tile foreman; he agreed to come look at our home, & give us an estimate. With recent flooding, he can only get to the job in 5-6 weeks. However, I've seen his work, and he is very good.

Work has been insanely busy. I am running meetings next week. Luckily I can leave at 3:30 if I arrive at 7:30, or 7-3:00pm. Of course, I do work on the weekends rather than stay late because of traffic. This weekend I am typing a report. Since hubby left for 10 days, I will do my paperwork this weekend, and next!
Are you going to a Falcons game this weekend, or it away?

[Edited by: kathybye at 10/25/2014 5:33:58 PM EST]
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Farful
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2014 5:23:59 PM

Good afternoon Claudie and All!
 
Claudie, You are welcome! Concrete work seems to be expensive.
 
It has been a pleasant afternoon to complete yard work. Got more leaves picked up and lawn looks good again.
 
Yikes! Would not care to hike near a pack of mountain lions.
 
Real life can be weird! Pack of coyotes was chasing an escaped inmate from Muscatine at Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. Escapee phoned the police under another name. Police came and promptly arrested him; placing him back in custody.
 
Have a sensational Saturday!
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2014 3:46:29 PM

Good afternoon, HappyHiker and Lighting10K!

HappyHiker, yikes! A pack of mountain lions in that area! I sure hope you didn't go on your hike by yourself!

Lighting, yes, nice day to do some outside work!
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Lighting10K
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2014 2:11:34 PM

Good Afternoon Claudie {{{HUGS}}}

Watching some college Football this afternoon. Than off to do some work.
Now I can go work.

Only 224 days to go! Than post gas prices on the app only.
May check in every now and than.

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

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HappyHiker
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2014 1:42:22 PM

Hi Claudie, I'm so glad to hear that our prayers were answered and mom is back home again. That IS strange about her regular doctor being gone from his office for such a long period of time!

I started my day with a nice hike beneath cloudy skies in the foothills above our valley. A friend recently posted a video taken with a motion detector camera placed back in the hills not far from one of our hiking spots. It showed a pack of FOUR mountain lions passing by during the night. It's a little unsettling to know there are that many big cats so nearby, and especially that they are traveling in a pack. Fortunately I have never seen one in the wild, but we have had reports of encounters and even attacks and it's likely to get worse with the drought we are having.

I hope you have a restful day.
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2014 11:59:14 AM

Okee dokee!

Got everything done I wanted to today. Now it's time for lunch!

Hello, grmoore and dickc49!

grmoore, good luck to the football team; hope they do okay against GA Southern, but it'll be a tough one. Good job to the volleyball team! BTW, just wondered...is there a men's volleyball team, too? Can't wait for basketball season to start!

dick, hope the doctors can find the right meds for your son. I'm guessing he sure doesn't want to be in the hospital too long. Speaking of rain...none forecast for here for days and days and days! Just cool daytime highs (mid-to-upper-70s) and lows in the 50s. not bad at all. Hope you feel better!

[Edited by: Claudie at 10/25/2014 12:00:03 PM EST]
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dickc49
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2014 11:28:48 AM

Good morning Claudie,

Well, they had to swap antibiotics for my son as the one he was on seemed to quit working. Perhaps he has the same "bug" he had in late August and its now resistant. Hope they figure out which one it is (they have taken samples) and that they kill it this time! I have a few errands to run today then I will go and see him.
We finally have sunshine for the first time since Monday! Will get some showers late today as a front comes through, Cool tomorrow, but warming up for most of the coming week. It does not look like they can start making snow at the mountains until next Friday or Saturday. That would be a late start to the ski season.
Back has one sore spot this morning, in the left hip area. That would be consistent with arthritis in the IS joint. When I go back in ten days, I will discuss this with them. The doc indicated there are other things they can do for this other than the injection. Not sure what he is talking about, but will look forward to the visit to find out. If this can be made less painful, then I can walk a bit and that will do as much or more for my back than anything else.
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grmoore
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2014 9:34:40 AM

Greetings Claudie/friends:

Happy Saturday! 46 degrees this morning.

The Georgia State volleyball got their third home win in a row last night beating the University of Louisiana at Lafayette 3 sets to 1. It was another electric crowd and the team continues to gel making it a fun experience for all.

The Georgia State basketball season kicks off with its first exhibition game on Nov 3d. I will miss this game as I'm traveling internationally. This will be only game I'm projected to miss, so if I have to miss one an exhibition game is the one. The team will make it really exciting this year.

Today, in a few hours actually, I will depart for the Georgia Dome to call the Georgia State vs. Georgia Southern football game. Our son was interviewed by the Georgia State beat writer and made the first page of the Atlanta Journal Constitution paper (print edition). Here's a link to the on-line edition (same article/interview just in a different place) - Ben's AJC Quote. Here's hoping it's a competitive game.

Off to start the day.

Have a great day all!

[Edited by: grmoore at 10/25/2014 9:38:07 AM EST]
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2014 8:35:49 AM

Hiya, senile, sandipaws, and Bus Jockey!

sandipaws, yes, I think I deserve some porch time, too! It's going to be a great afternoon for that!

senile and Bus Jockey, thanks for stopping in!
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Bus Jockey
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2014 8:05:49 AM

Good Morning Claudie!
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sandipaws
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2014 8:04:08 AM

Good morning Claudie,
You certainly deserve some porch time today!
Have a super Saturday! {{Hugs}}
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senile1
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2014 7:54:22 AM

mornin' claudie
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2014 7:22:55 AM

Good morning, Robustus, WKGaser, yankie, MidnightSun, mnjrfan, JM, and org!

Robustus, that's too bad that you can't go to the Lexington BBQ today, but you're right to make sure you get the hours you need. Maybe with the holidays coming up, you'll start to get more hours.

WKGaser and yankie, thanks for stopping in!

MidnightSun, yes, I just noticed yesterday that Mud's thread was locked. :)

mnjrfan, that's nice that you spend some time with your neighbor, even though he's a gossip and smokes too much. He sounds like he's a lonely guy. :)

JM, yes, I figured you wouldn't be getting season tickets to the Falcons games, not with as much travelling as you do. You know you could always sell the ones you can't use and then go to the ones you wanted to.

org, the Hundred Years War? <nods head>Yup! I've heard of that!

No special plans to go out anywhere today. Just staying home. Might even get in some porch time today. :)

[Edited by: Claudie at 10/25/2014 7:24:38 AM EST]
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org_elizard
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2014 7:20:06 AM



On this date, in 1415, the Battle of Agincourt between England and France during the Hundred Years War took place.

Welcome to Saturday, Claudie!
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JMBoykinII
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2014 7:12:10 AM

Good morning, Claudie. I always thought about purchasing season passes; however, it would be difficult since I travel so much.
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mnjrfan
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2014 5:32:23 AM

Good morning Claudie and friends!

Had a great day yesterday. Warm, t-shirt weather. Stood at my fence for what seemed like hrs getting all caught up on all of my backyard neighbors gossip from throughout the neighborhood! Could've done without, but what'cha gonna do, right? Deep down he's a good man, lost his wife yrs ago also, he just smokes too many cigars ... imho.

And yes, leaves, leaves, and more leaves! LOL

Hope y'all have a wonderful and SAFE weekend! Later
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2014 1:50:35 AM



The Pud's thread is locked forever. No longer can he nor SB post or add to one's wb or pix. Hurray!
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2014 1:34:51 AM

Good morning Claudie!

A one day lull, then more rain.

My heart and prayers goes out to the families of the Marysville, WA H.S. shootings. Two dead, four victims in critical condition. Never will understand what goes thru a 14 y/o pupil's (anyone's) mind to harm innocent students. This from his g/f breaking up w/him? How could this become the new norm? Am deeply saddened by yet another US school shooting. The list astounds.

Completed my rounds and posts early and enjoyed learning more of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. Looks like this will be the perfect game to play in the winter and during snow storms.

Took the drive to Whitefield to visit my pal the meat cutter at his store. No super deals, even tho split chicken breasts were $1.69 a lb. An older woman slipped and feel on the waxed vinyl floor tiles. Thankfully she was not injured and got up on her own.

Returned to Lancaster and headed north of US Rt 3 to the Town of North Umberland. Have not been there in 3 years, even tho it is but 5 miles north of downtown Lancaster.

Ocean's Job Lot, a Rhode Island based discount store is located there in the old Ames building. Had hoped that sesame oil was stocked. No such luck. Saw a few food items that gathered my interest, yet nothing was purchased.

Back to Shaw's in Lancaster revealed that their Kikkoman reduced soy sauce had about 50% less sodium the Job Lot did. Noted it in my daily planer. Bought St Louis cut ribs at Shaw's for 2.88 a lb.

Stopped at the PO to discover my order of StarCraft Brood War arrived from Stratham, GE. It was truly in mint condition for $5.99, 1st class pstg inc. Bought gas in town. Gas is down 5¢ to $3.04 a gallon.

Returned home to thank the seller and praise him/her for fast service, an accurate description, a fair low price.

Removed the crockpot from the canister. In theporclein oval bowl was red, yellow, and orange diced bell peppers, w/onions mushrooms, milled flaxseed, steelcut oatmeal w/2 eggs mixed in along w/a packet of onion soup mix, 1.5 lbs of ground pork sirloin roast and 6 sausages mixed together to form a 2.5" thick meat loaf. Golden pork gravy w/a half cup of water was poured in the sides and left to cook for 3 hours. Delish.

The ISS orbits early (6:51 PM) on the East Coast for those who can see it. See this and the other satellites in your area.

Civil twilight is 6:44 AM EDT. Night is 6:15 PM.

Sunrise: 7:14 AM. Set: 5:45 PM.

Length of day: 10h 31m. Length of visible light: 11h 31m. Tomorrow will be 2m 51s shorter.

The temp is 40° (4°C), the high will be 58° (14°C). A 1 day change into partly cloudy skies.

Have a tremendous day!

                : )

 
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yankiefrankie
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2014 1:11:58 AM

Good morning y'all..
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WKGaser
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 10:45:57 PM

Good Evening Claudie
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Robustus
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 9:30:33 PM

Good evening Claudie!

Today didn't go as well as planned again.

I woke up at 9 this morning hoping to go over to take Mom out for the day. I woke up freezing since it got down pretty cold over night (into the low 40's.) So, I ended up grabbing something to eat, watched a little TV. Then, I snuggled back into bed to warm up a few minutes, but fell asleep. So, nothing got done today. But, I probably needed that extra rest.

Back to work tomorrow. I am little frustrated that I have to work tomorrow. Tomorrow is the big Lexington Barbecue Festival in downtown Lexington, NC. I usually go every year and used to take Mom with me. Due to working tomorrow, I won't make it this year. It is only for tomorrow only from 8-6 and I have to work 10-4. Plus, Lexington is about a hour from work, so I wouldn't make it in the time for the last part of it. I didn't request to have the day off in advance because I wanted to make sure I get enough hours at work. I was afraid that they might cut me down more if they couldn't get in me on another day instead. Oh well. I really would have liked to go but, it is a little bit of a financial burden if I did. Not saying I'll spend a lot there, but it adds up when you want to enjoy it. (It is like $10 for a tray of BBQ. Then, I like to get some other junk to eat, too. At those events that stuff isn't cheap!)
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 9:04:37 PM

Hiya, Jerry and Mrs. Wrench!

Jerry, yeah, sure was nice to have Mom at her home today. Except for going out for lunch, she said she's been resting a lot. Now she has the whole weekend for that! :)

Mrs. Wrench, oohh, so many nice things being done for your sister's birthday! I remember you telling me about the passing of her daughter. Hoping all the birthday outings will make her feel special. :)

Time for me to sign out for the night.

Good night, everybuddy!

[Edited by: Claudie at 10/24/2014 9:06:53 PM EST]
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Wrench9765
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 8:55:01 PM

Good evening Claudie, Haven't been by for a while, I see something about your Mom being in the hospital. Hope everything is OK with her now.

Been busy day for us today, frist off we went to breakfast than for my eye examine than home for lunch & out again for an appointment with my foot doctor. He had inserts made for in my shoes, hoping it helps with the foot pain I've been having.Now he wants me to get an MRI of my foot. While we were out we had to pick up flowers & balloons for my sister, she'll be 80 tomorrow & her friend & husband are taking her out for the day than suggest stopping by our house. When she gets here she'll be surprised because I'm having a dinner for her, there will be 7 of us. I'm trying to make it nice since she lost her daughter in March. My sister law, her daughter & grand daughter & baby took her out on Sunday. Her friend is getting her prayer group together & they are going out Sunday after church. Hope she has a nice birthday.
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JerryBx7
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 4:22:23 PM

Hey Claudie,

Glad to hear of improvement with your Mom!
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 3:59:45 PM

I just got done talking to Mom and everything's good. :)

Good afternoon, yankie and TUrtLE!

yankie, another gorgeous day here, isn't it? :)

TUrtLE, I got the Kroger survey on Wednesday's receipt and I took it; already got the points. :) I will check in TL (in a minute) about the message about potassium.
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 2:48:17 PM

Hi Claudie,
Always complications aren't there?
Please check my TL Thurs AM follow up message to you about K.
Your mom sounds determined so I hope she does enjoy herself this afternoon.

Got a survey on my receipt today which I can take next Thursday. IF they post it by Friday and I spend $5 next week that gives me $.30 off. Gas is finally dropping some, where I shop to $3.45 with one station at $3.38. Still hoping to go to the Valley on Monday and finally use the $.30 for this month which means it will be about $2.70 gal.

Almost time to eat.

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yankiefrankie
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 12:13:53 PM

Good morning y'all..
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 12:12:04 PM

Howdy! Howdy! Howdy!

It's been a pretty good morning. I talked to Mom about 9; she sounded tired, but alright. She probably just needs to catch up on all the sleep she missed while in the hospital. She told me that being tired wasn't going to stop her, though, from doing her 10:30 exercise class or her going to Steak 'n' Shake for lunch. :) I'll call later to see how all that went.

Was able to get her a follow-up appointment for Tuesday, November 4th, but not with her doctor (the cardiologist b/c he's the one keeping track of the Na and K). It seems like her doctor won't even be in his office until almost the end of November! Say what?? Anyway, I made an appointment with one of the other doctor's in the practice; cannot wait THAT long for her regular doctor to be back! Gosh!

grmoore, oh, so last night's basketball 'event' was just to introduce the players on this year's teams. Aaahhh! I see. So when does the season officially begin?

Farful, thanks for explaining about the piers. That's great that you won't need those for the basement work. As for Steak 'n' Shake, we like their food, too, but it's not that close to us. However, Freddy's opened up in the next town and their food reminds us (and a lot of other people) of Steak 'n' Shake's. Hubby and I have been there once and will likely go back sometime.

attitash, we used to have a poplar tree in our backyard that always dropped a gazillion leaves every Fall. We used to rake them up, but it took forever! So what hubby started to do was to wait until half of the leaves fell, and then mow over them; then wait for the rest to fall and then mow over those. That tree, however, was taken down last January, so not hardly any leaves in the back now!

dick, gosh, bad news about your son developing a new case of the cellulitis; hope they can find out what's going on. As for you, gosh (again)! Hope you start to feel better soon!
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dickc49
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 10:36:03 AM

Good morning Claudie,

A bit on the sore side today, but I am not surprised. My handicapped son developed cellulitis in his left ankle again. He just got over it in the right calf 7 weeks ago! Took him to a doctor appointment at the hospital, and had to push him in a wheel chair from the parking lot up to his appointment. My back just was not happy after that. It is something that will normally bother it anyway, so hence, why I am not surprised! His doc took a look at the ankle and admitted him to the hospital. They are going to do some blood studies and perhaps try to aspirate some fluid from the ankle area to find out what the infection is, and see if maybe he has a deeper infection issue that is causing this. Sigh.
Hoping that tomorrow I feel better. I will try to take it as easy on my backside as possible today and see if the cortisone can start to do its job.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 10:22:48 AM

Good morning Claudie...another wonderful day of sun with a high of 14°C/57.2°F. Able to cycle to work this morning...still remember how to ride it! 23yrs ago I planted 12 maple trees. They grew! Way too many leaves to run the lawnmower through! Engine bogs down. About 80% of the leaves are down so for the rest of the year they will be mulched. Have a great day.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 10:15:45 AM

Good morning Claudie and All!
 
Claudie, Glad that your Mom is able to be back home. We like to visit Steak & Shake too. Mrs. Farful and I both like their hot peppers they keep on the tables. =D
 
Nice to be back on your regular schedule.
 
Piers are to support settling foundations. They are made of metal that is driven down into ground to hit solid rock. Each pier may cost more than $1,000 each.
 
TGIF!
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 8:49:16 AM

Greetings Claudie/friends:

Happy Friday! (woo hoo; it arrived!) 47 degrees this morning.

Since I will telework today I got to sleep in some this morning after a few lengthy and early starting days. I will also work a reduced schedule today as I've put in over 40 hours this week without considering Friday's work schedule.

Claudie - great news to hear about your mother!

Last night's GSU Jam (Basketball) event went well with a great turnout for the fans' opportunity to meet the men and women's teams, watch 3-point and slam dunk contests and a "blue vs white" scrimmage. The season will be an exciting time. I had a lot of "talking" with intros of the entirety of both teams, various marketing reads and MC'ing the various festivities and contests. I will have a nice rasp in my voice for tonight's Volleyball match! lol

Off to start the day.

Have a great day all!

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Claudie
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 8:44:50 AM

God morning, scout, JM, and sandipaws!

scout, wow! Nice bathroom! :)

JM, I don't think they gave us a lower price for this year's tickets. Rotten luck. I think that means the price went up again! :) We'll see how the prices of next year's tickets are. Have a safe trip to Cincinnati!

sandipaws, so far....a 'regular' day, but then the day's not that old yet.
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sandipaws
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 7:53:58 AM

Good morning Claudie,
Hope you have a regular day today and your mom has a good day too!
Happy Friday! {{Hugs}}
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JMBoykinII
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 7:53:02 AM

Good morning, Claudie. We will see if I'm right about Sunday's game. By the way, you lose a home game with your season pass, how do they handle the ticket? Is it discounted one game?
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 7:11:59 AM

Bathroom photos in the Bathroom album.
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 7:11:09 AM

Good morning, WKGaser, Robustus, hmcsretired07, MidnightSun, kewyest, mnjrfan, org, TUrtLE, and scout!

Robustus, hoping you hear something soon from the Goodwill place. <crosses fingers>

MidnightSun, sounds like a lot of rain in your area. Hope that and the winds don't affect your power.

mnjrfan, oh, my, gosh! WHEN will you finish with those leaves??? Holy moley!

org, thanks for today's history tidbit. :)

TUrtLE, hahahahahahahahahaha! Thanks for the morning laugh!

scout, thanks for the Friday music!

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

All I can say is that I am ready to get my 'regular' days, and it starts with TODAY! Will have to call the doctor's office and make an appointment for a follow-up visit, and then not much more going on. Thank goodness!

[Edited by: Claudie at 10/24/2014 7:12:08 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 6:39:15 AM

It's iPod Friday!

Beck's Bolero by Jeff Beck is playing!

Have a great weekend Claudie~
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 6:38:07 AM

Good Morning Claudie,

Spouting Horn, Depoe Bay, taken by Greg Henton.

Clean those restrooms:

On her way home from a long trip, a blonde drove past a sign that said "CLEAN RESTROOMS 8 MILES."

By the time she drove eight miles, she had cleaned 43 restrooms.

Happy Friday!
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 6:05:53 AM



On this date, in 1648, the treaties for the Peace of Westphalia were signed, ending the Thirty Years War, ultimately destroying the Holy Roman Empire, and ushering in the modern European state system.

Welcome to Friday, Claudie!
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 5:36:22 AM

Good morning Claudie, and friends!

Thank the Good Lord that yesterday the sun came out around 10ish and I could get outside to BAG LEAVES! Ugh! LOL

Have a great day everyone! Later
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 4:37:45 AM

Good Morning Claudie!

Have a Great Day!
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 1:24:09 AM

Good morning Claudie!

Food shopping first, then let the games begin. Great news that that mom is home and in time for dinner at the ALF!

Enjoyed the light rain on the drive to Littleton along the CT River Hwy. Saw the first wave of geese overhead, perhaps 60-70 of then honking up a storm. Not many leaves remain on the silver maples lining the CT River.

Bought at the mkt were Driscoll's raspberries $1.50 a pint, blackberries $1.67, cukes are up to 67¢ ea, a 1¼ lb head of leaf lettuce for $1.50, baby bella's were $2.25 for 10 oz, Limes 5/$1, lemons 5/$2, oranges 4/$2, Bartlett pears 98¢s a lb, and sweet potatoes just 54¢ a lb.

Here is the link to the latest prices from Big Papa's Market this week. In tax free Littleton, NH.

Shopped around for sesame oil in four stores. See that my small WM doesn't even carry it. Cheapest seen is $10.30 a qt at Shaws. Will use it to make my own oyster sauce, free of chemicals and MSG.

Also want to make pork, beef or chicken Lo Mein and beef and broccoli Chinese style w/oyster sauce. A common important ingredient to keep on hand. See most store do not stock it.

Returned home to enjoy some war games playing StarCraft II. StarCraft II continues the epic saga of the Protoss, Terran, and Zerg waging war upon each other.

These three distinct and powerful races clash once again in the fast-paced real-time strategy sequel to the legendary original, StarCraft. Legions of veteran, upgraded, and brand-new unit types will do battle across the galaxy, as each faction struggles for survival. It has my interest.

Getting the brunt of the storm tonight. Winds gusts up to 25 mph w/a chance of rain near 100 percent. Will be fast asleep and hope the power remains on for heat and to post in the morning. You will know the outcome if there are posts or none.

The ISS orbits early (6:03 PM) and up to twice tonight (7:40 EDT) for those who can see it. See it and the other satellites in your area.

Civil twilight is 6:43 AM EDT. Night is 6:16 PM.

Sunrise: 7:12AM. Set: 5:47 PM.

Length of day: 10h 34m. Length of visible light: 11h 33m. Tomorrow will be 2m 52s shorter.

The temp is 42° (5°C), the high will be 47° (8°C) w/light rain. Heavy rain is on the way.

Have a delightful day!

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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 10:09:40 PM

Good night Claudie
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 9:18:52 PM

Hi Claudie,

(Scrolled down and saw the good news about your mom being home from the hospital! I'm glad that's all over for you!)

Another usual day of "business" with work and the now-usual after work visitation to Mom. Nothing new to "chat" about that.

However, work is still getting on my nerves as hours are still down at 15 again for next week. I went over to Goodwill's website again and filled out an application for a position at one of the nearby stores. It is for a retail clerk which you run cashier, stock, and/or assist customers. Then, there was something else I can't quite remember what the position was called. I think something like "hang and pull." I applied for that, too since on the application they let you choose what positions you desire. I assume it is some kind of stocking job. Then, I saw donation attendant, but they only let me only two. The hardest thing and I'm concerned is my availability. I said after 4pm, but I couldn't say what days I can and cannot work. My current work schedule varies each week for what days I work. I'm sure if I can get in there, perhaps I can set up a more steady schedule between the two. So, I do plan on keeping what I'm doing now and then do the other on the days I don't work or a few hours after I get off the first one. So, that way, I can still work part-time, but will end up with full-time hours, if you get what I'm saying.

I still want to check out the other things I mentioned about them. They are supposed to get people "back to work" by providing job assistance services. However, I do not know if they will guarantee a job somewhere. But, it is worth a shot to brush up on those skills. (They even provide counseling/services for people who have difficulty due to criminal backgrounds. I'm not saying I have one, but just something I to give you an idea of what they do.)

So, cross your fingers, I can get something. I really don't want to survive on 15 hours a week and end up moving back with my dad. I know he likes me around to help. But, we both know that won't be pleasant. But, that brings up a slight problem with two jobs. Hopefully, there will still be time to help them out and still enjoy things of my own. That is what I meant by having a part-time job, but getting full-time hours.
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 9:15:39 PM

Good Evening Claudie
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 9:02:28 PM

Good evening, TUrtLE and sandipaws!

TUrtLE, YES! Good news! I'm ready for a break!

sandipaws, have been relaxing since about 5 PM when I finally got back from taking Mom home. Boy, was I relieved that traffic wasn't bad going home. Whew!

<yawns>

Whoo!

Time for me to sign out for the night...maybe even to bed early.

Good night, Buddies!
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 8:45:19 PM

Hello Claudie,
Glad to hear the good news about your mom. Hope you are relaxing now. Have a good evening. {{Hugs}}
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 7:59:40 PM

Good news, Claudie.

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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 6:43:34 PM

Oh, thank goodness! Mom is home from the hospital! She even made it back for her dinner at the ALF. So glad this is over. Well, sorta. Tomorrow I have to call the doctor's office and make a follow-up appointment.

Hello, dickc49, Scanman, Farful, and attitash!

dick, wow! That much rain! That's a bunch! Is the rain over with for now? Hope you feel better tomorrow.

Scanman, Mom is now back and so happy she can sleep in her own bed! Oh! And place Solitaire on her computer!

Farful, congrats on winning that Bingo game! What did you win? Hmmmm, BIX Foundation said you didn't have to have what installed?

attitash, wow! You sure were the Energizer Bunny today, weren't you? Were there many leaves to rake up? Hmmmm, couldn't you have just run the lawn mower over them?
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