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daddy89

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Message Posted: Jul 3, 2009 3:31:38 PM

This is to replace the Hey Janrey that was deleted from this site.



[Edited by: CC at 7/6/2009 1:29:28 PM EST]
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BayleeBuggy
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2014 5:49:01 PM

Good afternoon!

Thanks for the positive canine feedback, geez. And you're right, he would look even cooler in a beret! Bit of a problem with the head shape now, and he really hates being dressed up. For some odd reason he has totally rejected Xmas antlers.

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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2014 11:00:12 AM

Morning Tru

At least your car is getting there under it's own power. I'm waiting on the tow truck to get my gmc suburban. Has a bad power steering fluid leak but of course I didn't realize it because I've driven it very little since before my knee surgeries:/

I need to get my honda fit in also because there's been a recall on that one also. Sometimes I just hate cars but glad at times I have 2!!

M6 that trooper obviously shouldn't have been at work. I'm glad he didn't kill the guy or some innocent bystander or hit a gasoline pump for god's sake!! But his attorney hasn't said it yet, but I'll bet his defense in the end will be PTSD because he was in a shootout in downtown Columbia in the bar district when he was with the sheriff's department. You can't work downtown Columbia or anywhere else for that matter and be that twitchy. Just very sad for all.

I'm with Claudie on the weather. Temps have been really nice but it's been overcast or raining for several days. Of course today it's beautiful and I had to get things done this morning before book club so couldn't walk or ride. I did go clean stalls and move horses, so wasn't a total slug lol
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2014 9:42:35 AM

Have an appt at Chevrolet dealer where l bought my car for a recall repair. One of three recalls l have received. l wanted to wait and get all three done at once as it is way north of me and l hate sitting and waiting but he said "since it is a safety factor, you should get it done now" so off l go.
In all the Chevvies l have owned, l have never had a recall. So they don't make 'em like they used to.

I thought "meals on wheels" was supposed to be for people who weren't mobile, but three times now l have accepted the lunch for two of my neighbors so they could waltz off somewhere. Both are heart patients. They go out nearly daily and several times a day. I go out two or three times a week.
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janrey
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2014 8:01:18 AM

Good morning all

Just lost my whole post!!! Wah!!

I've obviously had trouble getting here since the horses' schedule has changed :-(

I promise I'll try and get back this afternoon or evening.

A million and one things to do besides the horses today though including book club.
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2014 7:41:05 AM

Good morning, jan,

m6gm, I think the only games they show on the NFL channel are on Thursday night. The Falcons' next game is in NY (Giants); I'll try to remember to see if you'll be able to see it. Son told me about a website called The 506 that shows which games can be seen where. Will check it out.

I'll be taking Mom to WM this morning, and then getting my hair cut at 12:30. Hoping to see some sunshine today, as it's been so gray and dreary for days and days now. At least the temps have been cool.

Have a great day!
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2014 3:49:00 AM

BB's doggie is one cool dude. Nothing but close-up fireworks seems to get him riled. He was at an event here and everyone and his cousin had to pet him, and not once did he flinch or show any overt emotion. If he were human, he'd be wearing a beret, and look good in it.

Well, the "income" property is history! The closing went smoothly. I'm freeeeeee!
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2014 10:36:28 PM

Good evening! Nothing much to report, but we're hoping that the guys who are going to work on our house repairs will get to it very soon! I'll know their timing for sure by the end of the week. Does anyone else remember that they were supposed to start a few months ago?

M6, there has been a change of beasts, and it happened 5 years ago. I did post at the time, but probably not in this topic. It was very sudden, and I felt horrible for a long time. Then a month later I found myself searching craigslist and found a very interesting-looking dog, 4 years old then we were told. He was pretty close to the same size and weight, but a bit of a different mix. Still supposed to be half husky, but no lab or golden, and a totally different character; a cool dude instead of wanting everyone to love him. It took me a long time to get to appreciate all of his qualities, but he did win me over.

NB: for a more objective opinion, Geez has met him, and they seemed to get along pretty well.
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m6gm
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2014 5:45:50 PM

Not too much to report from here, either. Trish seems to put me to work every time she gets home. And tomorrow is more painting!

jan, what's up with the statie who shot the unarmed guy?
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2014 10:46:56 AM

Well at least they are done and it is over with and you are safe.

Nothing worth talking about from here..Quiet day yesterday and not much today either. No sales or anything l need in ads. Even the Costco ad for October was unexciting to me. Guess l have reached the plateau in buying for awhile. Oh l will find something.Smiles.
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geezer
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 6:06:08 PM

M6, that's what I was wearing yesterday.

So you know, Tru, the drop from the edge of the roof to the ground is a bit under six feet. I still don't want to fall that far, but chances are I wouldn't be killed.
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geezer
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 6:04:12 PM

BB, that's no way to talk about your SO.
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 3:59:16 PM

Afternoon jan, BB, geez, Claudie and tru. Today is just football day.

Claudie, as usual I don't get to watch Atlanta. You'd think they would at least show it on the NFL channel.

BB, you've been on GB as long as I have and you had Baylee then. How old is that dog now?

geez, I once climbed on a very steep roof wearing just shorts and a t-shirt. I slipped, and had roof rash on all 10 fingers. That hurt!
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BayleeBuggy
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 12:47:24 PM

Geez, what Tru said about not falling off roofs!

Tru, you ain't seen grubby car windows until you have travelled a while with a big furry beast who has to press his big nose on every glass surface he can reach! Not to mention all of the fur so generously distributed . . . . . .
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 10:32:02 AM

Yes, BB. There are pie piece shaped pieces that are installed under the edges of the outside windows, plus screens for the openings. I spent a lot of time the first year she owned the house cleaning and repairing the screens (copper screens!) and painting the wedges. We then struggled mightily to get them all in place and....it wasn't worth the effort. Two window A/C units are a lot easier for those few days it gets unbearably hot around here.
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 9:32:40 AM

Geezer l understand your feeling of getting that done and helping out, but saving $300 might easily have cost you a lot more in Dr bills. The description of that all is scary and l think in this case l would have said "I will help financially" rather than physically. But then you are a good repair person and l understand that too.
That's just me. Good it is done tho.

There are things l rather do myself, like cleaning out the freezer and heater both of which I recently did. But some things l don't really want to do like cleaning out the inside of the car and all the inside windows, esp the front one. Windshield. The curve and applying pressure to clean it is now too hard for me. I take that to the carwash once or twice a year. Big bucks, IMO, but I no longer want to do that job.
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 9:30:09 AM

Good morning! Beautiful fall weather here, and we love it!

Geez, well done. Those windows sound very odd. Does that mean that they could be left open for ventilation without rain getting in?

Many chores to do today, so it's almost time to start trying to get the SO to realize that he needs to shift. It's pretty hard to change the bed with someone still in it. Well, I have done it with a cat who refused to move!

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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 8:23:33 AM

I've got that sense of accomplishment this morning. My stepdaughter's house had a window that was rotted away. It's hard to explain, but her house has several smaller windows in the peaks of the roofs that were designed to provide light and ventilation for the house. The house was built in the 1920's. These windows hinge from the top for the outside part, and there's an inside window that hinges from the bottom and restrained from falling down by a small chain. Get the idea?

Anyway, the outside window on the street side was seriously eroded, and needed replacement. Window places wanted almost $300 each to replace these windows (there are eight sets of them) and that's a lot of dough, so I said I'd attempt to make and install a replacement for this one.

I had to climb up on the roof, but it was only bout ten feet above the ground. Still, I'm not good with heights and the window is above a small peak, and a pain - literally, it turns out, to balance ones self up there to do anything.

So, over the summer I built the window, based on rough measurements I made by crawling up there, and there was some guesswork because of all the rot.

Yesterday's weather was perfect, so it was the day to install it. I got lucky with the measurements and all I needed to do was shave 3/8" off the top and sand the sides a little to get it to fit. Unfortunately, I slipped at one point and gave myself a scare, plus a nice "roof rash" on one ankle, but the window is in, looks really nice, and best of all, I don't have it hanging over my head any more.
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 8:06:17 AM

Good morning, jan,

I know what you mean about so many gray, dreary days. A couple more of them on the way for us, too. :(

I'll be staying home today. One reason is that I don't really have any errands that can't wait a day and the other reason is that it's supposed to start raining any time now (but maybe a little later, 'they' say). So I will hang around the house, finishing up 'stuff' and then watching the Falcons game with hubby this afternoon. It's a later-starting game from Minnesota; start time is 4:25 PM ET. Hoping for a win today, so our record will match the team Emma cheers for, 3 and 1. :)

Have a great day!
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2014 5:45:00 PM

Afternoon jan, geez, tru, BB and Claudie. It's still 86 here, which is a tad warm for fall. It could stay this way for another month, or be down to freezing in a couple of weeks, but who knows? Our weatherpeople certainly don't.

BB, there were no tickets written. This is a no-fault state, even though the police report states that she was at fault. The insurance is in my name, so I guess that will show up as an at fault accident when it's time to renew.

jan, did Scott get the wood stove fixed at the other house?
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2014 9:59:47 AM

Good for you Baylee. Had l had witnesses on my rearenders, l would have been better off. Still l can't figure how a rearender can be my fault. Just glad l never got hurt badly, tho did have headaches from one and they said "no damage to car, so couldn't have caused headaches" and l had a $200 bill to pay myself. Still l am lucky my insurance is not high. I only pay $600 a year.
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2014 9:13:31 AM

M6, unless you can fix a lot of stuff yourself AND can deal with bad tenants, stay away from the rental business.

BB, I don't know yet what the tax implications are. I know all the depreciation I claimed over the years has to be reapplied, so who knows how it's going to work out. There was a lot of capital improvements made, too, so who knows...
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2014 9:00:28 AM

Good morning!

Geez, congrats on the sale going through. And I hope the new owner appreciates what a bargain he got! Can you at least use your loss against other income from this year?

Jan, I was just looking at photos from last Dec. of the massive mess that was our driveway. The dead trees are now out of the way of traffic, and hidden by all of the growth. But as soon as the leaves die back I'll see all of the mess again!

What kind of tree do you have, Jan? If it's good hardwood, you may find someone who will cut it up and haul it away in exchange for using the wood. We have done that in the past. Does your new place have a fireplace or woodstove?

M6, did Trish get a ticket? If so, she should try to fight it. There are lots of ways to get them cancelled or reduced, and that might help with the insurance rate. One time years ago, I watched a car in a mall parking lot, driving through, and he got hit by someone coming out of an aisle. I wrote up a witness statement, and the guy was very pleased that because of my statement he was found only 50% responsible. But I had tried to make it clear that he was 0% responsible! Oh well.
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2014 8:09:04 AM

Morning BB, M6, Tru, geez, Claudie and 330

I can't complain about our temps but I am so tired of these gray dreary days. I need the sun!! Not looking so great this morning either :/

Went out and bought some fall planters for my planters and patio garden. This is actually perfect planting weather but I was taking a break on the couch and fell asleep!! Oh well. At least it's outside getting some moisture.

M6 I heard it's supposed to be a colder than normal winter :-( I can take cold weather better than most at the barn though. It's all that extra insulation I'm carrying around I guess.

BB I still have a tree down in my front yard that fell this winter. Hubby has said he'd handle it but if he doesn't cut it soon, that's another project I have to hire someone for :/

Tru glad to hear you're feeling and doing better :-)

Geez sometimes a capital loss isn't a bad thing.
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BayleeBuggy
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2014 11:46:25 PM

Good evening! We should have some really nice fall weather, for at least the next few days. And we deserve it! But we also need to get busy with cutting and clearing some of the huge tangles of wood that fell in Dec.

An amusing note -- the first "ice storm babies" are arriving at hospitals in TO. Guess what people did in Dec. when their houses were cold and dark?

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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2014 6:45:06 PM

jan, I forgot to answer your question. Trish continues to believe the accident wasn't her fault, although it's pretty clear (to me anyway) what happened.
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2014 6:37:31 PM

Evening jan, geez, tru, BB, Claudie and 330. Just got back from the doc, in record breaking time! I can usually expect to be there anywhere from 2 to 3 hours, but I got in and out, picked up my scripts from the pharmacy and got home in just over an hour.

jan, what are they predicting for winter this year?

geez, can you declare a capital loss? I thought about buying some rental property, but I read where you need to put back 30 to 40 percent of that income for repairs and maintenance and, after taxes and insurance, there's not much short term gain.

tru, good play on words!
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2014 3:06:28 PM

Hi Janrey,

If you do nothing else in life, always, always remember what the dormouse said.
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2014 9:27:53 AM

Had a busy day yesterday planting and transplanting and washing windows and various other things.
Figure as long as l am still taking Advil, l might as well do the work. Actually l am taking vitamin B complex now and l think it might be working.
I also did a couple or errands.
Apparently the rain was heavier further north, as l heard that the amount that fell was equal to something like 2,000 helicopter water drops. WOW.
Lots of fireplaces here and lots of fires in places here right now.
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2014 8:08:06 AM

I'm not concerned about the taxes, M6. I sold it for $17,500 less than I bought it for.
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2014 8:04:11 AM

Good morning, jan,

Have a great day!
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2014 6:02:52 PM

Evening M6, geez, Tru, Claudie, BB and 330

My schedule is so out of whack since we switched the horses' schedule I don't know whether I'm coming or going!

Didn't ride yesterday or today because the horses got their fall shots and just like children might not feel their greatest for a day or two.

Weather is so flakey the last few days. Didn't go above 60 for 2 days (supposed to be 79) and then really dropped at night :/

M6 I'm a bit confused about the accident...did it happen differently than Trish thought it did or was she at fault all along and for some reason didn't believe it?

Geez congrats on the closing!! I'm never 100% sure it's a done deal though til papers are finalized and check transferred. I've seen closings fall apart when you're all at the table!
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2014 5:26:35 PM

Congrats, geez! Now you just have to find a way around the taxes.

tru, y'all have fireplaces there?

We got a letter from the insurance company today stating that Trish was at fault in the accident and that they would have to pay for damages to the other truck. Can't wait to see what my premium jumps to in February.
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2014 9:03:57 AM

Hi Janrey,
As I left Albany, IL yesterday, there's was a wild man wizard hiding in me, illuminating my mind.
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2014 8:57:37 AM

I am finally closing on the "income" property! all it took to light a fire under the buyer and his lawyer was the fact that the locked in mortgage rate expires Monday, so yesterday I got an email asking if closing Monday is okay. Sure is!
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2014 6:47:01 AM

Geezer, l found you have to watch out for those 6 packs. That one about did me in.
No car wrecks but feel like a truck hit me and had to go to chiropractor.

I can hear rain drops thru the chimney.(sound not the actual drops) We sure need it.
It is funny to see them talk about the rain now. They make it sound like big storms, when it actually boils down to little quarter of an inch maybe. But it is a big deal in a drought situation.

Did l mention l was going to try to lose weight? Lost 1/2 pound a day. It lasted 2 days and now l have gained 3 more pounds above my starting weight.
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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2014 9:07:43 AM

Tru, M6 and I are "brothers in jest." Hopefully, that six pack wasn't a lite beer...
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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2014 7:14:37 AM

Good morning, jan,

Wow! It sure is cool here this morning! It's 53°, and the dew point is 50°. Brrrr! I am not complaining, though.

Boy, have I got a busy morning! I had scheduled lots of places I had to go, and then Mom calls late yesterday afternoon, telling me she forgot to pick up her prescription yesterday at WM, and could I get it today and bring it to her (she needed it by tomorrow)? Grrrrrr! One extra stop! :( Okay, so I'll go get that first and then go to her place; after that, I have about 4 or 5 places to stop before I even get to the grocery store! Aaahhh, busy, busy!

Have a great day!
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 8:57:47 PM

M6 are you related to Geezer?
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 4:24:32 PM

tru, while I've drunk many a 6 pack, I've never planted one.
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 11:02:16 AM

I went out and looked at plant marker....Osteospermum. Yellow and the Blanket flower is some kind of wood color???
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 10:35:17 AM

Janrey, l bought Blanket flower and pinks and something l can't spell. But it is yellow.
My "pink" is deep wine color and l planted a tiny 6 pack out in the main part of yard where I can see them and the spreading evening primroses. Also called mexican poppies here. The primroses were planted by the neighbor who takes care of the square/triangle or whatever that we look out on. The Blanket flower and yellow osteoporos ?? l planted int the holes in my front border. When the bulbs come up in the spring it will all be nice.
I have petunias in the back which are doing well except something started eating them yesterday. Look s the same as when the little birds chewed up the bean leaves. Since l pulled the beans maybe they started on the petunias.

We have great growing weather til late November, early December when the frosts start. Even then if they are not continuous like last year. Those killed everything.
I bought beets and turnip seed. Fall planting. That is easy ..spread the seed in my nice half barrels and put a little soil over them and water. That is easy gardening and l can handle that. Smiles.
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 9:14:18 AM

Hi Janrey!

When I was in Plymouth, IL yesterday, I ran into a White Knight who talked backwards.

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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 8:49:45 AM

Jan, I didn't know one plants violas. Can you tune them while they're in the ground, or does that have to wait until they're picked? :-)
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 7:52:38 AM

Morning M6, geez, BB, Claudie, 330 and Tru

A nice cool morning! I decided with the weather cooling a bit and switching the horses schedule I'd try to do the new fall/winter routine which is go help clean the stalls, take the dogs or just ourselves for a walk and ride.

I haven't tried the walk in over a year. Didn't do the entire 2.1 mi loop but probably at least 3/4 of it!!! Then rode and came home to get handed a big project that's due this afternoon. I started on it around 6 and stopped at 9. I'm not great with huge excel spreadsheets at night :/

Although our schedule is continuing to be a bit off this week I'm heading over to finish the stalls and take my friend's cocker spaniel for the walk while she takes her mom to the eye doctor.

Tru I wouldn't plant petunias this time of year but I also don't know when your winter starts. Pansies or violas would be good.

We should ask 330 as he's the biggest gardener in the group!

Oh and gas has dropped under $3 here!! I didn't buy any because honda was 3/4 full but it's been awhile since I've seen these prices!

[Edited by: janrey at 9/23/2014 7:54:27 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 7:51:38 AM

Good morning, jan,

Will be getting our yard taken care of this morning, even though yesterday was supposed to be that day. It rained pretty good a coupla hours before the yard guy was supposed to come, so that had to be postponed. This morning looks great!

m6gm, thanks for the congrats on the Falcons win. Hope they do as weel on Sunday against the Vikings.

In the meantime, I'll be taking Mom to the doctor's office for her monthly blood check and then to WM on our way back. Sure hope her protimes/INR number is good this month. <crosses fingers>

Have a good first full day of Autumn!
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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2014 4:31:11 PM

Afternoon jan, geez, BB, tru, Claudie and 330. I have a leaf blower, but hope I don't have to use it much since the neighbor cut down the big tree adjoining my property. For some reason, that tree held onto its leaves longer than any tree in the area every year. Just when I thought I was finished raking, a good wind would come along and the yard would be covered again. Trish is home for a day; her boss got fired and one of the other girls wasn't offered the job so she proceeded to trash the place and steal some things. They say they're going to press charges, but probably won't due to bad publicity.

Claudie, I forgot to congratulate you on the Falcons win.
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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2014 12:22:20 PM

Good afternoon!

Geez, cool and cloudy here too - just in time for fall. But we should have some nice weather for a while yet.

When I get around to raking, I just rake leaves away from under the bigger trees, and into the grassless places in woods or under those same trees. Much faster and easier than hauling them away. And I've never used a leaf blower, since we also have lots of twigs and branches, plus nasty vine roots that try to sneak across grassy areas.

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three30
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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2014 9:41:20 AM

Hi Janrey!

I visited the zoo in Saybrook, IL Saturday. The giraffes there are insincere.
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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2014 8:43:04 AM

Fall took a vacation yesterday. we went over to Boston to see my stepson's new condo and it was 80 and muggy there. Today is windy and cool hare at Chez Geezer.

Tru, you don't look a day over 70.
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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2014 8:38:22 AM

Feel the same way about mums.. my group met in front of my house yesterday, because it was to shady and cold at S..... So it was sunny and warm til sundown. A neighbor my BFF she says started in by asking for my shovel and got started on my border. l had said I was about thru gardening. She first took out the ughly little red roses l keep cut down, and replanted apart of them elsewhere in her area. Then She worked on the big "poor man's orchid" which l among others remove as soon as possible. Then she moved my purple echinacea back and to the big hole. I only helped by bringing tools and dirt and helping to lift the one plant to the dumpster. I kept saying that's enough, but she kept going. Now l have to put something more in. I don't care for most mums, but need to find something. Petunias or pansies.?
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