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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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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 10:02:28 AM

No Baylee not from Minn, and how my sister's son ended up there, l have no idea. She has a son living with her that she designated as her caregiver. He has a hernia and needs to have surgery before leaving CA.

M6 we are having BBQ of sorts on our own. Every month...Fried chicken and Potato salads with one cornbread, so far that is the plan for Sept, but I am having a hard time finding just chicken already cooked. They want to incl mashed potatoes and biscuits, and we don't want those. Problem is we have too many people at the "pot luck" who can't or don't want to cook. I have been carrying the burden by bringing meat mostly lately, and it is too expensive for just one person. So I want to back off and let someone else cook meat. They, like l say don't cook, (no wonder l can't find a cook, how do people get thru life without learning to cook?)It amazes me.
I also wonder how Safeway and other stores can sell that potato salad and macaroni salad they served at the BBQ. Awful stuff, most spit it out after first bite.

B/P today is 181/102. I took a full dose yesterday so don't know what is happening. May have to change pills again, and that is a hassle as there are so many with side effects that l cannot take.
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 9:47:18 AM

Good morning!

Geez is going to an antique car rally or show in NH. He had better provide some cool pictures when he gets back!
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 9:32:08 AM

M6, my son lives in Manchester NH. The grandbrat turned two this week and I have a very heavy train table to deliver. also, there's a big car show in downtown Manchester tomorrow and I've wanted to take the truck on an extended ride for some time now. It's only 150 miles, and it'll be interesting to see how my butt holds up on the 65 year-old seat, and maybe I'll get to see how well AAA does...

Watch the news for a blue 1948 Chevy truck going off a cliff in New England...
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 7:32:34 AM

Good morning, jan,

I'll be staying home today; I have many, many things to try and get done today b/c tomorrow has plans. Well, I will have Sunday, too, but I'll see what I can get done today.

Have a great day!
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2014 4:00:53 PM

Afternoon jan, tru, BB and geez. Another warm day and now they have a stagnant air advisory.

geez, who or what's in NH?

BB, we had to shut the water off at the meter, but I have plenty of bottled water for drinking, cooking, etc. The guys were here for only about 20 minutes, but I'll get a bill for $100.

tru, I agree with BB that your sister will adjust better if she leaves in the next month or so. It sounds like y'all need to organize your own BBQ for the upcoming holiday.

jan, I think the dog knew it was her time to go. That doesn't happen that often to people.
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2014 1:48:30 PM

Good afternoon!

Tru, is your family from Minn. to begin with? Even if that is true, I bet that the reality of the winter cold will be much worse than youe sister's memories of it. And if she is going to do it, she should go while it's still fall. If she gets there when it's already freezing she will have a worse time than if she can gradually adjust.
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2014 9:59:03 AM

Hi Janrey, M6,Geezer,Baylee and Claude..]

I didn't respond yesterday as was under weather and made quick trip thru GB.
My sister won't do well in the winter back in MINN, but l am just glad to see her get out of the tin shack, (trailer) she is in in the valley heat. When and if she makes it back, she says she might die there but is going, then she can relocate in a better weather and under better conditions,,hopefully. I am just glad to see her make a move. I didn't think going there with her son here was wise. Going to MINN with a son there would be better. Two sons are better than one.??

Yesterday was the complex's "thank you tenants BBQ" and of course l didn't make it, but sent housekeeper to get my hot dog, salads and watermelon. SHe came back with some awful store bought macaroni and potato salad l threw away, as did others according to her, and a plain hot dog and the watermelon was all gone. They must have only had one as it was only one hour into the BBQ when she went up there.
She said no tables were set up and she thought it was a big nothing compared to what she and her husband put on for her tenants when she was manager of her mobile home park. She said they had chicken, hamburgers and hot dogs. The tenants brought the rest.

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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2014 8:36:12 AM

BB, there's no timeline. All it does is push back the closing date. I'm still headed up to New Hampshire in the old truck tomorrow. today I'll make more headway on the windows.
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 5:07:12 PM

Good afternoon! Looks like summer this year was 3 days, and that finished yesterday. But Sept and Oct are my favourite months anyway!

Jan, that is sad about the dog - and just after your friend's horse last week too. But it sounds like she had a good live.

M6, that's ironic that the shut-off valve has the problem. Have you had to turn off all of your water?

Geez, how much longer do you have to finish off the repairs? Will that cut into your other plans?
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 4:07:13 PM

Ugh...waiting on the plumber. The shut off valve on the supply line to the kitchen sink has a large crack in it and hot water was everywhere this morning. Sure hope they can make it today, but it's not looking good.
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 8:52:57 AM

Jan, I don't really fault the bank or the city inspector, but it is small stuff and a lot of it. The windows should have been addressed years ago, but I hate dealing with putty and paint on them and put it all off. Oh well.

Yes, it's flaking paint, not faking paint. Maybe faking paint lasts longer, though.

Jan, I'm pretty sure there are grout sealers that should lessen or eliminate future grout cleanings.

Jan, your friend lives in the barn?
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 8:22:10 AM

Morning Claudie, geez, BB, M6 and Tru

59 here this morning!! House is wide open :-)

Actually it was wide open all night because for some reason I decided to clean the grout on the marble kitchen tiles on the kitchen counters. Whoever would think that tile much less marble would be good kitchen counter material? But hadn't really done it since I moved in. Obviously no food prep ever takes place on the counters. Have butcher block cutting boards scattered around. I'm the only one that will notice the improvement but makes me happy that it's done.

Geez when I sold mom's house I told the buyer it was as is and anything the bank required they, not me were doing. They were fine with that because they knew I was a bit of a reluctant seller and out of state at that. But of course the bank required some incredibly (in our minds)stupid things. The house was concrete block stucco and the paint was not painted on at all. The shutters were formed concrete painted blue as was the wood trim. The bank required one shutter (fake remember) to be repainted and a few boards on the portico over the front door be replaced. All of this was being torn down for renovation but they had to do it :/ I closed on that house July 29 and this one August 29. Can't believe I've owned this one for a year!!

Monday was not a really good day at the barn. My friend that lives there that I ride most mornings with took a really bad spill when her horse spooked and bolted. I was on Monty and very lucky he chose not to react very much. My friend is fine (luckily). Bruised and sore :-(

We were sitting in the tack room assessing her injuries when I got the text that Bella the jack russell that all of us had cared for one way or another went outside to sleep in a patch of sun and never woke up. I'm happy that she went out on her own. Was 14 and had gotten very frail We buried her in the farm cemetery that night. She loved being out here and running her little jack russell legs off. She's now reunited with her mom, so now we'll miss both of them very much!!
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 7:47:12 AM

Good morning, jan,

Yeah! Another cool, cool morning here! 61° and a dew point of 59°. :) You, too?

m6gm, no canning tomatoes here. Hubby eats them all pretty much right after they're picked. But then we're not getting as many as you'all are.

Have a great day!
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2014 6:50:28 PM

geez, I hope you meant flaking paint. I think I'd rather paint the windows rather than buy replacements. That could run into some money.

tru, that move sounds drastic, climate wise. Going from fire to ice.

Claudie, we canned more tomatoes today. I hope that's the end of them; I think we've got 18 quarts.

BB, candlelight dinners are nice, but won't keep you very warm.

jan, are you going to buy one of those monster mowers they use for commercial properties?
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2014 5:53:40 PM

BB, the real estate person was going to list the property for $107,000. I offered it to the tenant for $85,000. Now I get bitten in the butt for all this petty stuff, not to mention the knob and tube situation, which will probably cost me a few thousand. I just want the place GONE.
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2014 2:10:30 PM

Good afternoon! There is a heat warning out for today, it feels like storms on the way, and it's supposed to cool down overnight.

Geez, would it be possible to drop your price and let the buyer take care of things himself? You must have better things to do with your time.

Tru, will you sister be living with her son, or just nearby? I know from experience that sometimes a family member who hasn't seen an older relative for a while can make people realize that there has been a drastic change.
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2014 9:03:20 AM

Geeze, some how l missed that pun. Now that l have noticed it , l will groan, but it was good thinking. Keeps your mind young? Active anyway.

Yesterday my sister called from hot Fresno where she has lived for 40 years or so, and l couldn't pry her out of the area. Now she is going to move to Minnesota. Just in time for winter. First her one son will have and heal from surgery, then they will pack up and drive to Minn. to another son's.
At least she is doing something to get out of that tin can of a trailer in the hot area. Personally l think she is so frail and with alzheimers beginning, that she should go into assisted living, but she won't leave the one son on his own.

I just heard yesterday that we again have 5 vacancies. Poor maintenance man is going to be working himself to death again. Upgrading all the units. Well one is recently moved into, at least in the past year. The others may be fairly neglected.

My housekeeper took my countertop dish washer. Paid me full price. My portable is still not working and l have not done anything about that. But l did ask housekeeper to come three times a week for awhile and she can keep up with the dishes that way. One day for laundry and two days to houseclean. Shorter hours each time, more often. But a few more hours in the long run for her.
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2014 8:29:01 AM

Yuck! The sale of the "income" property drags on. The bank's appraiser says several areas of faking paint have to be scraped and painted. Over the weekend I took care of a porch ceiling, a different porch's floor and all the skirting around the rear porch. The least part of his list starts today - four windows. I detest painting windows. Luckily, they're all on the ground floor, but they're covered by aluminum storms and one had an air conditioner in it. Add to that, it's going to be hot today.
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2014 7:42:09 AM

Good morning, jan,

Aaaahhh! Such a nice cool morning!! 62° and a dew point of 59°! Wonderful!

The yard man came yesterday, though, not earlier, and got everything looking nice. I decided to go ahead and go out to do 'errands' afterwards anyway....one to take Mom some tomatoes (that probably could have waited until today, but the tomatoes were REALLY ripe and she REALLY wanted a tomato sandwich!) and the other to get to the bank to deposit a coupla checks. Hubby came, too and we stopped (before going home) at an eating place and had breakfast for lunch. :)

m6gm, the Skype is doing just fine.:)

I'll be taking Mom to WM this morning! :) I want to see how her tomato sandwich was (for dinner last night), too.

Have a great day!
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 11:07:51 PM

Good evening! Something strange is going on -- we have had two warm dry days in a row! Obviously that can't last.

Once when I was a kid we had an ice storm in March that pulled down wires everywhere. I remember trying to cook in the fireplace, which didn't really work very well. So lucky for us we were able to move in with neighbours who had a gas stove and furnace. There was some kind of setting on the furnace that meant they could get some heat without hydro to power it. But we were all on well water, so had to melt snow for water. I don't remember what we ate or drank, but it was fun eating dinner by candlelight!

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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 6:26:08 PM

Afternoon jan, BB, tru, Claudie and geez. We did some caulking around the house today and that's been about it. The heat index is still 100 now and the rest of the week doesn't look any better.

geez, that's a groaner for sure.

tru, I was knocked out of bed by a quake when I was 16, but had no idea what happened.

BB, jan had an ice storm last winter. I had one in 09 that knocked out power for 10 days; that's why I bought a whole house generator.

jan, the Farmer's Almanac is calling for another bad winter, but who knows?

Claudie, how's the Skype working out?
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 8:36:31 AM

Thanks for thinking of me guys and gals. My son hasn't contacted me to see if l am OK..But then my phone was out all day as well. No email.
He probably heard on the news that we weren't much involved,about 33 miles from epicenter, but l couldn't get any news til 6 o'clock when electricity was restored. In all my years, l have never experienced a transformer blowing out - visually. Now l too have had that experience.
True, l don't have to freeze, but it does get cold in the winter and we do lose power at times when some drunk hits a power pole, or lines come down from storms.

It is nice to get up and plug in the coffee pot. I am so spoiled eh? Couldn't find my matches to light the gas stove, but when did l made tapioca pudding and put on a pot roast with potatoes and green beans. Had a good hot dinner before the power came back on. Wouldn't be able to do that in Napa as it is all electric. Think l will stay put.
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 8:30:57 AM

Tru, if you make a claim to your insurance company, will they want a stool sample? (Let the groaning begin...)
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 8:17:11 AM

Morning BB, Tru, geez, M6 and Claudie

I think we've all experienced that blue lightning from blowing transformers but I too get it from ice storms and the occasional bad thunderstorm with lots of wind so it's usually during cold weather for us too :/

But yesterday was gorgeous and looks like another really nice day today! Almost perfect riding weather :-) I of course would like it a few degrees cooler but now that kind of weather will be here soon enough :-)
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2014 11:42:33 PM

Good evening!

Yes, I too was wondering if the Napa Valley was too close to you, Tru -- but the news reports said that there was not bad damage.

Tru, we have also seen that blue "lightning" - transformers around here blew out when we had that big ice storm. At least you guys don't need to worry about freezing without power.

We went to another outdoor music festival today -- probably the last one for us for the season. And it was finally a nice day!
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2014 8:26:22 PM

So glad you're ok Tru!! I knew it was closer to Napa but not exactly sure where you are located.
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2014 8:17:19 PM

Oh but l was. I was awake and jumped back out of bed when the house started rolling. My step stool is the only thing that hit the floor. I saw blue flashes which l wondered "Storm and lightening too?" but it was our transformers blowing out. Several up the street and our complex has been without power all day til 5:10 pm (from 3:20 am). We are all fine tho. l was in Napa the other day and now l am thinking l will stay put, tho the last Big one I was in was Santa Rosa in 89.
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2014 7:42:45 PM

Evening all

Hope Tru wasn't close to the quake!!

We finally had some relief from the heat. A mere 85 today :-)
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2014 5:17:59 PM

Not much happening here today, except the heat. Right now I'm watching golf and feeling sorry for Jim Furyk. He gets so close to winning, then melts down in the final round.
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2014 9:08:57 AM

Natural gas, M6. Mrs. Geezer says if we could use MY "natural gas" we'd have enough to heat the entire development.

Don't fret Claudie. The pre-season means little.
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2014 8:06:31 AM

Good morning, jan,

It wasn't a good ending to the Falcons game; they lost 24-17. The first half was good (for us) when the starters played. When they finally were pulled (actually in the 1st few minutes of the 3rd quarter), the Falcons were leading 17-10. The ones REALLY trying to make the team didn't do too good after that. :(

m6gm, thanks.

Another hot day today (with high humidity and dew points) here in the Atlanta area. UGH! I believe I will just stay home today.

Have a great day!
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2014 4:16:12 PM

Claudie is unable to post today because she doesn't have internet.
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2014 2:51:02 PM

Afternoon jan, tru, geez, Clauide and BB. We had a pretty good storm last night that dumped quite a bit of rain on us. As usual though, it only makes things more miserable when the sun comes out the next day and the water evaporates.

jan, the other day we saw the girl across the street getting ready to pour gas in a mower that was smoking. I told Trish to run out and tell her not to, but she did it anyway saying that she does that all the time. If I saw something smoking, I sure as hell wouldn't pour gas anywhere near the thing. Glad you're keeping cool though.

geez, do y'all use propane or natural gas to heat your home?

BB, no Hooter's here, but they do have a Show-Me's which is close. Most girls are about 18 to 25.

tru, I've never heard of Caspers hot dogs. I like Nathan's and they're a bit under $4. As far as cooking goes, with the way things are packaged, it's hard to cook for one person.
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2014 11:18:22 AM

M6, that's the good thing, you don't HAVE to go to the cafe unless you wish, as the kitchens are fully set up and even have more cupboards than here. You could go only to dinners and have breakfast at home and Trader Joes salads for lunch or make your own and have dinner at the cafe. Or whatever.

I don't see many cars in Hooter's parking lot when l am on way to Costco. We since got a casino and that is where the traffic is.

This Wednesday the complex is giving us a BBQ. Hot dogs and salad and watermelon. Last time was hot dogs and hamburgers so l guess they don't like us as much. The flyer says "No need to bring anything, this is for you!" Like l said guess we ar only appreciated enough for cheap hot dogs. I know they won't get the good Caspers that l buy at $6. a pound. A little cheaper at Costco. Man if they had good Caspers' hot dogs with tomato wedges and onions l would feel appreciated.

Janrey, thank goodness we haven't had much heat in this drought it would be double trouble.
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2014 9:58:11 AM

Good morning! Well, it started raining overnight - so much for the theory about a nice sunny weekend.

M6, a few years ago the real Billy Joel did do a free outdoor concert. From what I've heard since, he was beginning a comeback after a few too many drugs of various kinds. I don't remember huge crowds for him, but I'm glad I went!

Thanks for the info, geez. And I do hope that Hooters will go the same way.
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2014 8:21:36 AM

I think all the Playboy Clubs closed a long time ago, BB. The mansion is still active, however.

M6, this is the only time of year when we have the nicest weather in the country. Soon all my southern friends will be shaking their heads about what idiots we are to live in the cold and snow. I'll be shaking my head, too.
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 8:48:29 PM

Evening M6, Tru, BB, Geez and Claudie

Sorry about the slacking but sort of off schedule with everything. So freakin' hot!!!! Been riding at odd times. Very early today thank goodness.

Had the man that works on all the tractors, gators etc. come check mower. Guess what it was? The battery!!! Hubby has been so busy he thought he had changed it but hadn't. Got a new one and mower still didn't start but he thought it might be starter but said he wanted to check if starter was in flywheel? Not sure I had that correct but turns out it was. I know it happened last time I tried to start it...made a very odd noise. He said it's a common problem when the battery has no cranking power. Started right up!! Very very noisy which he said is not good but hope to cut up by the road when it cools off a bit :-)

Went to see Guardians of the Galaxy this afternoon. Loved it. Saw something a bit different on Wednesday afternoon. The Hundred Foot Journey. Very different for me but that too was really really good :-)

I'm hanging out in cool theaters to beat the heat lol
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 4:45:28 PM

Afternoon jan, geez. BB, tru and Claudie. It's been a bit cloudy today, holding the temps down to the low 90's.

Claudie, this is our first heat wave of the summer and it's coming rather late.

BB, if the concert really featured Elton John and Stevie Wonder there wouldn't be a concert hall big enough to hold all the people.

tru, I'd get tired of eating at a restaurant every meal. Trish thinks I'm a gourmet cook, although I'm far from it.

geez, we're hoping to get back into the 80's by late next week.

jan, you're slacking lady. Hope you haven't been arrested for public nudity!
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 12:28:54 PM

Well m6 I was wondering that myself. How long would the restaurant remain there and even the prices. Then where would l be.? It definately is a consideration and that the pool would be great on a hot day for sure. So l dunno. Wait and see how things work out around here. Who knows, l might run into a great cook who could make me food every other day. That would be swell and l would give up my dishwasher then Maybe. Right now l am saying if l have to give up the dishwasher, l move. Lots of senior housing provides dishwashers now. Mostly 2 floor bldgs. tho. Another decision to choose between one thing l like and another l do not.

Right now l am fighting high b/p and have to dash off to dr.
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 11:34:30 AM

Good morning!

Finally some usual summer weather -- but we'll see how long it lasts. Last night there was yet another free outdoor concert. Too bad the acts were "Elton John" and "Stevie Wonder". They did look and sound their parts, and like I said the event was free. The weather wes just perfect for sitting outdoors and eating fresh-roasted corn. Too bad that the bugs are still around, and even getting worse. Next week is the last event, and of course it will be the Abba tribute band. Inevitable, really.

I've never been to a Hooters, and have no plans to do that! I know that the Playboy clubs went downhill enough that groups of ladies on tours would go there for lunches. How many of them are still open?
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 8:18:16 AM

Good morning, jan,

Today? It's going to be a stay-at-home day for me, and a HOT one at that; it's supposed to be in the mid-to-upper-90s with a high dew point. :( Thank goodness for AC!

Have a good day!
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 7:32:38 AM

I've only been to Hooters once, and I don't remember seeing any wings. I do recall the food wasn't all that good, but I didn't care. ;-)

Stay cool, M6. Lots of heat around the country right now, but it's in the low 70's here today. We'll get into the mid 80's early next week.
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 3:58:49 PM

tru, Hooter's wait staff has more than just great wings! And, just as soon as you move, you'll want to go swimming. The restaurant sounds nice, but how long can they hold that price?

Trish said the guy came out of a side street and hit her, but by looking at the damage to her truck, there was no way that happened. She was on a 2 lane one way and moved from the right lane into the left and that's when he tagged her. I tried to explain it, but she still insists that's not the way it happened.

95 here and still going up.
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 9:41:15 AM

GEEZE I understand it is not for the young people. But come here and l can show you a weed smoker within feet of my apt. Down the street and over the freeway from here they recently opened a Hooters. I am trying to get the lunch bunch to go there, but no luck. l hear they have great wings. We have a new casino in town.
Napa has lots of wineries and that is what it is noted for. You can get just as drunk.
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geezer
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 9:19:42 AM

Get to the important stuff, Tru. Does the Napa place have a bar? Poker games? Sell cheap cigars and have a bookie on staff? Have special events like Topless Tuesdays or "Weed Week?"
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 8:57:42 AM

You're kidding M6? The guy came thru a red light and no insurance and he gets off?

I toured a lovely senior complex in Napa yesterday and it has many advantages and l sent my application in last night. I don't like a lot about it but l do like most of it. Mainly that their restaurant in one of the larger buildings is reasonable food prices.($6.00 per meal, breakfast, lunch or dinner) and they are prepared and served by culinary students. If you are ill and let them know , they will bring dinner only, to your apt.
I cannot find a housekeeper who knows even the basics of cooking here. I do not know why. I am not a fussy eater..like porkchops, meatloaves, any casserole just about. Chicken in many forms. Just basics. Yet l cannot find anyone yet who knows that and is also a good housekeeper. so that Napa place would work great for that aspect. Until l joined costco l drove 10 or 11 miles to buy gas. In Napa the cheapest gas is Safeway 13 miles away. Or Costco about the same in another direction. I could incorporate a trip to do other errands tho. They have no pool, but l have stopped going here. They don't pay the electric bill as they do here. But l have never had it paid before. They DO have potluchks and ice cream socials and activities weekly there. We have little here.

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m6gm
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 5:57:18 PM

Afternoon jan, geez, tru, Claudie and BB. Canning tomatoes today and, as usual, it's hotter than hell. Earlier, the heat index was 107 and it's just going to get worse for the next 7 days, with a high of 100 Sunday. Looks like Trish was at fault in the accident, but you can't convince her of that.
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 11:01:39 AM

Well Geeze it wasn't a set up intentionally, but it definately was an opening for you. LOL.

I drove 118 miles yesterday, doing a tour of Napa, sonoma valleys. Enjoyed myself and it was quite interesting. The traffic was way beyond my memory and expectations.
I used to wander thru those hills with only two or three cars around. Then it became trailers and mobile homes that slowed everything down on all the 2 lane roads. Now l guess it is commuters and just plain tourists, tho l only saw a few walking around in Sonoma (the town).
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geezer
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 8:26:09 AM

Y'know, it's kind of creepy that whatever I look up on the Internet, almost immediately I get an ad for on the side or top of whatever screen I'm on.

Jan, I have a 1986 Agway mower and a few seasons ago a part that holds up the deck broke. I figured that was the end of the mower, but I found the part online, struggled with taking the mower apart and reassembling it, but it still works! The mower may outlive me.

M6, it sounds like you did a heck of a lot of work for a house number. I hope your house doesn't have one of those SoCal numbers like "265444."

Where's Tru? Reminiscing about those days of rear end collisions?
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janrey
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 7:56:20 AM

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

Claudie the hot temps arrived yesterday and looks like they're going to continue for awhile. It is August in SC but that doesn't mean I have to like it lol

M6 glad Trish was in her tank of a truck too!! As to the mower it has a new battery, new belts, think the alternator was changed also but it just needs more work and hubby isn't willing to work on it more than he has and I doubt it's worth it to take to a lawnmower place. I will get the man that helps at the farm with the all things mechanical to check it out for me though.

I better get moving if I want to get a horse ridden before it gets really hot!
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