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jjdm

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Message Posted: Jun 20, 2010 11:52:20 AM

Welcome to my home!!!!!

Have a nice visit!

Thanks for visiting!!!
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 1:30:07 PM

Quick stop Justin,
This is the kind of corn dogs I used to buy. They are good, but remember to eat in moderation.

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Farful
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 1:19:22 PM

Good afternoon jjdm and All!
 
jj, Atta boy getting more than one estimate for brake work! Brake work can be very expensive at some shops.
 
Enjoyed the wedding photos! Thank you for sharing.
 
Have a thankful Thursday!
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jjdm
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 11:40:26 AM

Good morning, everyone!

Today’s Pictures:
Back of her Dress

At the Altar

On Monday, I worked 10 am - 6 pm, in Dairy. Since the dairy manager was on vacation, I helped out Steve, one of our assistant managers. For the first couple of hours, we both worked on the Dairy load together. Then he had to go do a few other things. So I finished up with the load, stocked sale items, filled milk, stocked yogurt, and changed part of an endcap. I was able to go on one of my breaks with Jan, so I was able to tell her about the wedding. :) I spent the last part of my shift facing the Dairy department

After work, I came home and changed. Then I went to a church meeting. This was a joint meeting with both the Pastoral Council and the commissions in attendance. The main purpose of the meeting was to see what each group has been up to. Once the meeting was complete, I came home and had leftover tacos and Mexican Fried Rice. Then I stopped by Ian’s house and visited with him. We also went and got some 50 cent cones from McDonald’s.

On Tuesday morning, Mom got a call telling her to not come in on Tuesday, but to come in on Wednesday instead. As for me, I had to figure out what was wrong with my car. For the past few months, whenever I brake, my steering wheel would vibrate. In addition, whenever I accelerate, typically when I went above 40, my steering wheel would also vibrate. However, it doesn’t vibrate every single time.

So I took it to a local shop to have them look at it. They were able to figure out what was wrong with the brakes. I need new brake pads and two new rotors. However, they couldn’t figure out why my steering wheel would vibrate when I accelerate. They said to replace the brake pads and two new rotors plus rotate the tires, it would cost $250 + tax + shop fees. Told them I needed to save up some money for that, so not to do anything.

I do have the money since I have money set aside for car emergencies, however I wanted to get another estimate. Also talked with David and he said that he has a pal that works on cars and he will talk with him to get me an estimate. Talked with a few other people about the acceleration and they said that it could be due to my alignment being off.

I worked 3 pm - 11:30 pm, in grocery. For the first hour, I stocked items from the ohio street load (our very own warehouse). Then I spent the next couple of hours in Dairy filling milk, eggs, sale items, and items that were empty on the shelf. Then I joined Isaac and we faced the store. At 9 pm, I left him in Aisle 2, so I could go pull expired sale tags and hang up the new window ad signs. I ended up staying 30 minutes over since there was work that still needed to be done. I helped him change an endcap and face the Frozen department.

I ended up sleeping in until 9:30 am on Wednesday (about 9 hours of sleep). Mom worked 9 am - 1 pm, doing fruit cutting. I did a batch of laundry and my usual daily tasks. Then I got together with Ian. We went out to lunch at Schoop’s. I had my first corn dog ever. I thought it was good. After that, we went for a drive and then went back to his house and watched some TV. Later on, Ian’s Mom drove us out to the nearest Popeye’s (about 30 minutes away), and I had Popeye’s chicken for the first time in over 7 years. The Popeye’s in our area closed up about 7 years ago. When we all got back, Ian and I played one of his video games.

Around 7 pm, I left him and came home to take care of a few things. Then at 8 pm, I went and picked up Katie and her Dad. It was finally time for me to go on her Dad’s sail boat! So we drove to where his boat was docked. To get out to the lake, her Dad used the motor. While he was driving, Katie and I sat on the front part of the boat. It was both exciting and scary at the same time! Once her Dad was where he wanted to be, he turned off the motor and put up the sail.

At first we had a good wind, and it was slowly pushing us back towards where we came from. Being on the boat was very relaxing. I laid on one of the benches and chatted with Katie and her Dad. Got to watch the stars and even saw a few shooting stars. Almost fell asleep on the boat! After a couple of hours, the wind died down to nothing, so he took the sail down. Then he put the motor back on and drove us back in. Overall, I had a very fun time on the boat and thanked him for taking me out! After dropping them back off, I came home and went to sleep for about 7.5 hours.

This morning Mom got a call telling her to not come in today and to come in tomorrow instead. So far I’ve been doing a couple of loads of laundry and composing this long GB update.

trugasCA x3, congrats on the new blue car! Thanks for checking out the pic of Ana! Ana has not graduated. She will graduate the same time that Marija, Aaron, and I graduate since we take all of our classes together. Wow, that's interesting that there are inspections to check if everyone is doing their housekeeping duties.

Farful, thanks for the comment on one of my pics! Thanks for reading my wedding update! Right now the newly weds are having a blast in Jamaica! Wow, your neighbor boy is a perfect bowler!

MusicTeacher, thanks for the comments on my pics and for congratulating the newly weds! Yes, it was a honor to be able to be part of the wedding! Ana was smiling the whole time. I am very happy for her and Bojan. Wow, that’s amazing that you performed at special events with other cultures speaking their languages. Wonderful that music is a universal language! Katie also mentioned about Catholic Weddings typically being longer. Glad to hear that you loved reading my long update. :) Marija already said that I am invited to her wedding. She hopes to get married in Macedonia! But that would be several years away still. Thanks for sharing cactus flowers #3 and #4 with us!

attitash x3, thanks for the comments on my pics! I’m glad you enjoyed my wedding update! Many more wedding pics to come! Geez, that is a lot of money for property taxes.

KHF, glad you are enjoying the pics so far! Thanks for your comments about them and for reading my wedding update!

MadDog x2, I’m glad you had some fun in Nashville! My week has been going smooth so far, went on a boat!

TUrtLE x4, thanks for coming back to read my wedding update and leave some comments. At the wedding, Katie and I might have been the only ones there that did not understand the Serbian language. At the reception, there were probably a couple dozen (at the most) that did not understand the Serbian language. You’re welcome for letting you know that Mom and I smiled. Thanks for sharing the info about Lasagna on it’s day! Those conservation scientists do a lot of good work. Thanks for sharing what this one did. Thanks for sharing your version of Jukebox. I remember you doing that before. I listened to several songs as I typed.

Dino72 x2, thanks for reading through my update. That’s good that you feel up to attending another wedding now. You’ve been lots of storms near your area. Happy belated birthday to Dylan! Wow, you are late! I enjoyed listening to “Fire on High.”

Midnight x4, thanks for your comments on my pics! Glad you enjoyed reading my update. I’ve never had a Subway breakfast, good that you were able to! Haha, one can always have fun with big words. That’s a lot of rain you got! One day I will eventually get a crock pot and a camera. I would love to be a department head, I would get paid more money. Like I said up there, I enjoy your comments! Glad you agree with me. Sounds like you had a full day of watching Netflix, reading, and doing yardwork. Yes, he does read every post/comment and will make a comment that is often unnecessary. Thanks for sharing the description of this 6 out of 5 star movie! Good that back support is still working! That sounds like a good definition of a jerk. Sad that this world has those type of people.

GJ, thanks for reading over my last three updates. Katie’s like that. Sometimes she likes having her pics taken, sometimes no. Classes resume August 25th.

Claudie, thanks for stopping by!

Wrench, talked with Katie about it yesterday. She said that she wished that she met Ana and Marija before the wedding. She said that she felt like a wedding crasher since she didn’t know them. Lastly, she said that she also wished that she didn’t have have to work early the next day. Anyways, I did have a great time!

HappyHiker, thanks for reading my wedding update! There was a 3 hour gap between the wedding and the reception. Didn’t help that we were both hungry before the wedding!

Good day!
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 11:28:08 AM

Annual inspection of each apt here soon. Strikes fear in the hearts of many, especially the men l know. My immediate neighbor said "I don't do any of that" referring to the list of required housekeeping duties. Nly one l have to do just before is the runners of the sliding glass door as dirt falls in there easily. This notice has a 3 day notice to move IF you don't pass inspection. Boy l know one who cooks a lot and when he changed apts l was told he left stove grease filled and in awful condition but felt the place was clean. His wife works and he does all the cooking. I am concerned tho about my patio being too full and access to water heater blocked by my adirondack chair. I will have to fold it and store it elsewhere. Then pick up a few little pots and things to neaten it up. Otherwise l have no concerns. But boy 3 day notice to vacate WOW.
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 8:12:26 AM

Good Morning Justin,

Remember the web site I referred to as "our" music site?
I checked it out and there have been a few new additions.

Songs on today's Jukebox, Johnny Horton's Greatest Hits. Reminder that you can pick and choose or they will all play automatically once you begin.

I hope you enjoy them.

Happy Thursday!
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 4:48:24 AM

 
 
P.S.

Looked up the word 'Jerk.'
The kind of guy most girls ACTUALLY want when they say they want a Nice Guy.

Jerks are selfish, manipulative b@stards who see women as little more then sexual conquests to brag about to their buddies or mere objects that are there for their personal pleasure.

As to ensure the post-sex breakup will be in their favor, Jerks often play the "sensitive guy" early on so the girl will make most of the moves on HIM, and after he's done with her and dumps her for some other girl just like her, he can make it look like she's at fault for coming on too strong, and consequently she'll take him back if he chooses to return for seconds.

Typically are/were Frat Boys, Jocks, and Preps in school. "Yeah, Peter is a real Jerk the way he used Kathie like that. Can't believe she bought his crap though."

 
 
 


[Edited by: MidnightSun at 7/31/2014 4:49:28 AM EST]
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 4:06:40 AM

Good morning Justin!

Can wait until whenever you are ready.

You can bet your bippy that Mudbrat reads each and every post. Sick is too lean a word. Psycho is the word most often used. Slapping Woelper in front of Everyone! Laughing at him! Ha Ha HA!

Watched a fascinating movie on the Portland, Oregon Mavericks. The owner was Kurt Russell's dad, Bing Russell. He was best known as Deputy Sheriff Clem on "Bonanza" for many years and on many western movies. Bing created the only independent baseball team in America in 1973, the legendary Portland Mavericks.

He placed ads in the sports magazine hoping 30-40 would show for tryouts. 300+ arrived for the tryouts. He paid the players out of his own pockets. Bing operated without a Major League affiliation while playing in a city that was considered a wasteland for professional baseball.

Bing's Mavericks generated unprecedented success: they shattered attendance records, signed Kurt Russell — Bing's son — as a player and team Vice President, produced the most successful batboy in baseball (filmmaker Todd Field), re-launched the controversial career of Jim Bouton, hired the first female general manager in Baseball, and inspired one of America's beloved bubblegums — the Big League Chew.

The team was as much about the independent spirit as it was about baseball. The Mavericks' in your face attitude was contagious to fans, and during their reign (1973-1978), they — and Bing Russell — said to MLB we're playing this game on our terms, not yours.

They were the real life Bad News Bears. Their sell out crowds broke all the records for an A Team. The name of the documentary is "The B@ttered B@stards of B@seball," 73 min It debuted at the July 11, 2014 Sundance Film Festival in the Netherlands.

Produced for and is exclusive on Netflix. First month is Free! Loved the movie as much as baseball is loved. A 6 out of 5 stars. Don't make the error of assuming one must be a baseball fan to enjoy this. It works just as well as a story of the little guy sticking it to the man. The man in this case is the court-protected giant known as Major League Baseball.

Went out and weeded to my hearts content late morning. The back support is the finest $14 investment ever made. Got evey weed wanted removed, added some Preen (It is organic!) until it ran out.

Peeled some of the other town's newsprint that stuck to the soil when some of the wildflower seeds were sown. Then started digging at the 2' x 4' riprap on either end. After 30 minutes of work w/o progress, the answer arrived.

Picked up all the smaller rocks, throw them in the hole, then filled the hole w/composted manure and my excellent homemade compost. Left the boulders on the opposite ends and planted the annuals bought earlier this month in the filled in area. Job completed.

Civil twilight is 4:58 AM EDT. Night is 8:46 PM.

Sunrise: 5:31 AM. Set: 8:12 PM.

Length of day: 14h 40m. Length of visible light: 15h 47m. Tomorrow will be 2m 21s shorter.

The temp is 54° (12°C) with the high to be 70° (21°C). Chance of rain 50%. 70% chance this afternoon w/t-storms.

Off to the market for some light shopping.

Have a fantastic day!

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[Edited by: MidnightSun at 7/31/2014 4:10:17 AM EST]
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jjdm
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 1:04:09 AM

I will be back with an update tomorrow!

:)
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2014 4:04:36 PM

Good afternoon Justin...played a round of golf this morning. Cycled to the city hall after lunch to pay my 3rd instalment of my property taxes...$1,011. Last one for the year is due the end of September. Mix of sun & cloud with 70% chance of afternoon showers...one just rolled through. High 20°C/68°F. Have a good day.
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2014 8:21:27 AM

Good Morning Justin,

Zoo scientist repels down 70 foot cliff to help save eagle chicks.

A contaminant specialist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has been investigating lead in nestling golden eagle chicks to determine whether their parents might be bringing home lead-tainted prey items for breakfast.

Obtaining that information has been no easy task. Golden eagles nest in high-up, hard-to-reach places like treetops and cliff sides. To reach the nests, field technicians must either rappel down or climb up — and they need to be quick about it since adult eagles will fly off, leaving their chicks unattended until the human visitors have left.

A conservation scientist at the Oregon Zoo with extensive mountaineering experience, was an ideal candidate to help.

For the study, the team has obtained blood samples from more than 100 golden eagle chicks at 60 nest sites in central and eastern Oregon. None of the samples has been tested yet, but he expects to have results by December.

Here is a close up of two of the chicks.

HHD
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2014 5:19:45 AM

Good morning Justin!

You need a $20 crock pot (6 quart) big enough for a whole chicken or duck. Then you can 'cook' while working all day and return for a complete home cooked meal ready for your mom and you

Couldn't agree more with you on that brat from Fresno. Good news on that. God will take him soon. Guaranteed! May it be slow... and painful.

Watched an intense episode of "The Greatest Tank Battles in History". In October of 1973 Syria launched a sneak attack on Israel in the Golan Heights.

A few outnumbered tanks manage to hold off an invasion of overwhelming size in one of the greatest tank battles ever waged. On streaming Netflix. 5/5 stars.

Got to read the May issue of Outdoor Photography that has the annual Landscape Special. Lots of action shots in sports, travel, wildlife and scenery.

Went out at 10 AM to perform lots of garden maintenance. The rain we had, 1.43 inches in 24 hours and 5.88 for the month grew the lawn veggies flowers and the weeds.

Concentrated getting the weeds out. Also one of my beef steak tomato plants keeled over due to the extra weigh if rain. Needed to push the 5' wire cage in the soil deeper and prop out the sides w/wood.

Mowed the last half of the lawn. The soil was so saturated that at times my steps squeezed out water. The wheels sank nearly 1" in those areas as well. It was fun to cut it in temps of just 61° (16°). Truly a no sweat experience.

Finished the lawn just in time for the Recycle Center to open at its noon to 5 PM time on Tuesdays. Brought the glass, tin cans, mags, paper and a collapsed metal chair to the transfer station.

Returned home instead of going to town and spending money. Watched the pilot show of the first Star Trek from 1966. Did not know Majel Barrett, the voice of all the computers in the 4 separate series, Lwaxana Troi in The Next Generation and the wife of series creator Gene Roddenberry in real life and Leonard Nimoy were the only two of the original cast in episode 1. Am a Trekker, all of them, from Day 1.

Civil twilight is 4:57 AM EDT. Night is 8:47 PM.

Sunrise: 5:30 AM. Set: 8:13 PM.

Length of day: 14h 43m. Length of visible light: 15h 50m. Tomorrow will be 2m 19s shorter.

The temp is 49° (9°C) with the high to be 73° (23°C) in beautiful clear skies.

Have a fabulous day!

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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2014 2:24:56 AM

Good morning Justin

Busier night so I'm making my rounds here a little bit later.

First of all, a big happy 11 birthday to my Stepson, Dylan today. Mrs. K came up with his name from a character on Beverly Hills 90210, one of her favorite shows in the '90s.

Secondly, because of his birthday, I'm taking a couple of nights off to join them on a trip to the zoo in Pittsburgh so this is my last set of rounds until Friday evening. With that in mind, I'm doing a surprise edition of Dino's Jukebox this morning.

This week's edition of Dino's Jukebox features another band from across the pond as the cliche goes. This band comes from Birmingham, England and is headed by Jeff Lynne who has produced all of their material from the time they formed in 1970. He, along with former member Roy Wood, formed the band to accommodate their desire to create modern rock and pop songs with classical overtones. Tonight's song was a B Side to the band's US single "Sweet Talkin' Woman" released in 1978. The backward vocals you hear at the beginning of the song are as follows:

"The Music Is Reversible, but time is not.
Turn back, turn back, turn back."

This is one of my favorite bands from the '70s and was the #40 tune on my Ultimate Top 40 countdown from 2011.

E - Electric Light Orchestra - "Fire On High"
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MadDogUSMC
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2014 1:18:22 AM

Just dropping in to say Hi Justin! Hope you ar having a great week!
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HappyHiker
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 9:47:20 PM

Hi Justin, I enjoyed reading the description of the Serbian wedding that you attended. It must have seemed doubly long to you since your didn't understand anything that was being said. Seems like there was a long time between the wedding and the reception, since you needed to get something to eat in between the two events. Good for you, joining in on the Serbian dancing to participate in the wedding celebration. Sounds like you had a busy and exhausting weekend. I'll look forward to seeing the rest of your photos.
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 9:00:30 PM

Sorry to say Katie doesn't sound like a good partner to take to a wedding where you're suppose to have a GOOD time. Hope you did enjoy yourself anyway.
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 8:53:13 PM

Hello, jjdm,

Posting tonight b/c I might not be able to tomorrow morning.

Have a great night and a fantastic start to Wednesday!
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 5:30:30 PM

Good afternoon/evening Justin,

Just read back over your last 3 updates. Man, you stay busy. Too bad Katie wouldn't let you grab at least 1 shot, even of the 2 of you.

My updates are over in Tl so won't repeat here. Glad you are having a great summer.

How long before you and the girls start back to classes?

Cheers...
 
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 1:56:12 PM

Good afternoon Justin....morning sun, afternoon cloud with a 40% chance of showers late in the afternoon. High a comfortable 21°C/69.8°F. Back to cycling to work today. Have a great day.
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 10:56:52 AM

It was a lovely wedding and your description was enjoyable.
Pic of bride is beautiful. Good friend. Has she graduated?
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 7:38:09 AM

Good Morning Justin,

Today is National Lasagna Day.

Lasagna, a wide flat pasta, is possibly one of the oldest pasta’s that there and is also a dish made with this type of pasta in several layers interspersed with layers of various ingredients and sauces.

* The origin of lasagna is debated with varying theories.

* Originally the word “lasagna” referred to the pot in which the dish was cooked rather than the food itself as it does today.

* Lasagna was featured in a 14th century England cookbook.

* Cartoon character Garfield’s favorite food is
lasagna.

Happy National Lasagna Day!
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 4:13:32 AM

Good morning Justin!

Adored reading about Ana's wedding. The pix are super. Ana is beautiful. Like their honeymoon in Jamaica. Am all for 20 pix of Ana/s wedding. Want to the groom. Mostly the bridesmaids.

Liked that Father Kevin said Mass to The Vice President who visited Michigan City. Quite an answer to the usher and quite an honor for the church members.

The Ad and Marketing Dept know a two item loss leader will generate about 1 million. Nice to see this and take advantage of the low prices. Wish they continue w/the bargain basement prices.

Had very light, yet steady rain in the wee hours yesterday morning. At 8:15 AM the moderate rain arrived. Soon after the t-boomers started. Closed up and saved my work, shut the computer down, then unplugged the electricity to the pc and the modem. Also disconnected the phone line from the modem.

Decided to head back to Whitefield. Wanted to see if all my medical records were send from the former clinic. Had asked two weeks ago for some previous years lab results. They were waiting for me at the reception desk.

Stopped at that town's Subway for a breaky combo. $3 for a white egg, bacon (or ham) cheese and all the veggies. A 16 oz coffee is included. While inside the sky opened up and quarter dollar sized rain drops bounced off the pavement.

A wave of water poured down the paved road nearby. Could see a brook two inches deep flowing. Vehicles slowed down. Think the drivers all were worried about slipped down that road.

Visited my pal the meat mgr.When he came out of the meat cutting room He was asked by me, "How's your osmolarity?" He looked, squinted, and said How's my what?

Explained osmolarity is used to determine certain medical conditions, like the dissolved particles in urine. Read that on my newly rec'd Lab results and wanted to have fun.

Bought another pkg of the three fish cakes with potato as a filler. Liked it and it was also fully cooked in the cold case.The price was exceptionally low.

This store has fabulous low meat and fish prices, in general. Compared to our high priced Shaw's.

It rained steady mostly moderate from 8:15 until 2 PM. Then it rained lightly, finally stopping at 2:30. We rec'd 1.72 yesterday and so far 4.54" for the month. The sky became bright, saw blue patches, then the sun returned. Mostly cloudy this morning, then becoming partly sunny.

Civil twilight is 4:56 AM EDT. Night is 8:48 PM.

Sunrise: 5:29 AM. Set: 8:15 PM.

Length of day: 14h 45m. Length of visible light: 15h 52m. Tomorrow will be 2m 16s shorter.

The temp is 57° (14°C) with the high to be 70° (21°C) in partly cloudy skies.

Have a wonderful day!

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Dino72
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 10:50:59 PM

Good evening Justin

Never attended a Serbian wedding. Interesting. I got an invitation to one in October. My boss is getting married. This will be the first one I've attended since Mrs. K and I's in 2010. I've been invited to a few others and couldn't do it. A couple of them were right after Former Mrs. Dino and I's divorce went final and I just couldn't bring myself to doing it. I told them thanks for thinking of me, but I just couldn't do it.

As far as the dancing goes, it doesn't matter how good you do it, just have fun with it. Just don't break anything.

Got a link to pass along to you in regards to last night's storm. The report deals with the New Martinsville area that got hit. The Valley Towing that you'll see I pass by going to and from work every day. It got the roof ripped off of it. The news story runs about a minute. The National Weather Service is calling it straight line winds and not a tornado. Other's involved disagree.

New Martinsville Storm Damage
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 10:21:46 PM

Good Evening Justin,
Thank you for sharing the details of the Serbian wedding. My gosh, what a wedding. Between the wedding ceremony and the reception is did last for hours. I said something the other day in TL about your still being there. Little did I know how correct I was. It's too bad there was not an English translation. Any idea the ratio of those who did and didn't speak/understand Serbian?
At least Marija's speech was in English.
I'm looking forward to seeing the other pictures that you took.

Thanks for letting me know that you and your mom smiled as you watched the movie.

Sleep well!
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MadDogUSMC
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 9:38:45 PM

Justin.....I had a lot of fun in Nashville! Looks like you have had some fun yourself!
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 3:31:21 PM

Hi Justin - You certainly had a full weekend with the wedding and seeing so many people. Good to hear you got plenty of sleep.

Loved the pictures and look forward the the others. What a beautiful bride. I loved her bouquet. I also loved the inside of the church. I hope more of it is in some other photos.

That was a splendid reception meal. I looked at the offered menus and packages and gee, whiz! They surely did look pricy, but delicious.
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 12:31:49 PM

Good afternoon Justin.....overnight rain continued through the morning. Cloudy now with a 40% chance of more rain high 20°C/68°F. Must be getting older as the thought of getting wet had me drive to work. You did a wonderful job of describing the wedding. I would be concerned being at the church with no one else there! Super pictures you shared with the story. Have a great day.
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MusicTeacher
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 12:22:26 PM

Good Morning, Justin ♫ Congratulations on Ana's and her Husband Bojan's successful Wedding! Prayers for their successful marriage and new life together! I read your entire update here about Ana's and Bojan's Wedding Serbian Wedding Ceremony and Reception. What an honor that you were invited to celebrate the first day of their marriage! Praying they will have a wonderful and a very long lifetime together as Husband and Wife, with good health and many blessings. Love and marriage are universal life experiences, so even if you don't understand their language, you see it all happening before your eyes.

Yes, I have played for so many weddings and events over my lifetime, and have seen many other interesting wedding traditions that I am not familiar with. Christian and Catholic Weddings are the majority of Weddings that I attend. Catholic weddings are usually the longest of all weddings that I watch and/or perform for. As a professional Musician I have also performed at special events with other cultures speaking their languages, that I had no idea of any words they were speaking. Any languages outside of English, Spanish, and some Filipino languages and dialects, I am clueless and lost. But thankfully music is a universal language which gives me the privilege of participating in these types of concerts and events.

Personally I have only attended and/or participated in weddings in my home state CA, in AZ, and NV.

I am glad your Sunday at Church with your Mom went well, and you enjoyed time together with your Mom and friends. It is so nice when you can have your Sunday off from work to attend Church. It was a pleasure reading your long update! :-))))

Have a great Monday and start to the new week!

Thank you for catching up with my weekend updates and pictures, and for all of your kind comments! Yes, it was a busy and fun weekend! Our Church Friend is Kim, not Kimberly.

Thank you for your reply here. Looking forward to seeing more wedding ceremony and reception pictures. I hope you will have the privilege of attending more weddings over your lifetime. No two weddings are ever alike, even if they use the same venues.

Today my Mom and I will celebrate one of my Mom's best friends, Mrs. P's Birthday, along with my Mom's other Co-Worker Friends, at a Restaurant in Artesia, CA. Tonight I have one Violin Student to teach. I look forward to doing tasks and errands as needed during my unscheduled hours.

Last night I photographed our Dragonfruit Cactus Flowers #3 and #4! They bloom at night and die in the morning. But we are looking forward to enjoying their sweet fruits a few months from now.

Have a Wonderful Monday!
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Farful
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 11:39:59 AM

Good morning jjdm and All!
 
jj, Interesting description of the Serbian wedding! Sounds like you had a fun time.
 
Very nice wedding photos! Thank you for sharing. Hope the newlyweds enjoy a long joyful marriage.
 
Neighbor boy had several 300 games bowling. He is just a natural. Folks were asking him to be an instructor. He declined though.
 
Enjoy a marvelous Monday!
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 9:44:37 AM

Beautiful bride.
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 9:04:33 AM

Good morning, everyone!

Today’s Pictures:
Here Comes the Bride

Walking Right Past Us

On Saturday, I went and picked up Katie around 12:45 pm. She was matching me and had a beautiful black dress on. I had a black dressed shirt with a blue striped tie. Katie thought that she didn’t look that good. I told her otherwise, however she said that she didn’t want her picture taken at all during the day. I told her it’s her decision.

So we began our journey to Merrillville. Despite all of the construction going on, traffic went smoothly and we got to the church 30 minutes before 2 pm. The wedding invitation said that the wedding would start at 2 pm. However at 1:32 pm, there was no one else. The first car pulled in around 1:43 pm and other cars started coming at 1:52 pm.

At 2 pm, Katie and I got out of the car and went inside the church. It was a cute little church with the old look design. And of course, nothing was in English since this was a Serbian church. Though, at the entrance in between the pews there was “This is where our journey begins” in white letters tied together. That was lovely.

At 2:30 pm, the wedding began. Very interesting wedding since it was all in Serbian! Ana looked extremely beautiful and so did Marija and the rest of the bridesmaids. For the first 20 minutes, Ana and Bojan stood at the Altar and the priest sang some things. Then Ana and Bojan, including two men who stood behind them the whole time, moved to the aisle. The priest then said more things for 20 minutes.

About 40 minutes into the wedding, he gave them crowns and spoke for another 10 minutes. Then they drank from a cup and walked around the table 3 times. Their crowns were then removed and he spoke more to them.

About an hour into the wedding, we all sat down and listened. Near the end, everyone started clapping and then they kissed. It felt strange to not be able to understand a thing, but it was nice to see them get married in their culture’s style!

Katie and I were last to greet the newly weds. Ana was thrilled to see us as were Marija and their parents. My favorite pic of the day was taken outside of the church with Bojan and Ana kissing surrounded by all of their friends and family.

From there, Katie and I were starving, so we stopped at Portillo's for a quick burger. When we were about to leave, a worker asked if we had just come from a wedding. To kill some time, we stopped at the mall in town and walked around. We also stopped at a store where Katie’s brother’s girlfriend was working at and chatted with her.

Around 6 pm, we went to look for the reception area. I forgot to bring that part of the invitation with, so I didn’t have the address to plug into my phone. So Aaron gave me a call and I was able to find the place. The reception was at Avalon Manor.

It was decorated all beautifully. I picked up my name placeholder. When we got inside, all of us went up to Marija and Ana and chatted with them for a bit. That was the last we talked with them the whole evening. So many people were coming up to them.

Katie, Aaron, and I were seated at Table 1, which was in the back corner. We sat with some of Ana’s co-workers. Around 7 pm, several people gave some speech’s. Had no clue what was being said since the speeches were in Serbian. Then Marija gave this beautiful speech. It was in English, so I actually understood it!! Marija was tearing up as she gave the speech, so you could tell the words she used were from the heart. She had a sense of humor when she gave them advice. I gave her an A+ on the speech.

After the speeches, dinner was then served beginning with a salad. Then the main course was served. We all enjoyed, pork loin, chicken, diced potatoes, green beans, carrots, and polish sausage. It was a tasty and filling dinner.

Later in the evening, Ana and Bojan had their first dance to the song ”All of Me.” Then Ana had a dance with her Dad. After that it was full blast Serbian music and Serbian dancing. They all danced holding each other’s hands and moved in a circle form. I asked if anyone at the table wanted to go up dancing. All said no.

About an hour later, two of Ana’s co-workers and Aaron went up to dance. I asked Katie if she wanted to join and she said no. So I went up with the other 3. We gave the dancing style a try. We weren’t that good, but hey we were having fun.

Around 10 pm, Katie was tired and wanted to go, so I said my goodbyes to everyone at the table. Thankfully we made it home without any trouble. Overall, the wedding day went well and I’m glad I was able to be part of it. The reception was lots of fun too! Once I was home, I went to sleep for about 9 hours. Mom and I went to a later Mass, the 9:30 am one.

Father Kevin (not the same person as the Rev. Kevin that I work with), said this Mass. His homily had a very funny beginning. He said that he was saying Mass at another church last Sunday and at the end of that Mass, an usher asked him a question. He asked Father if this was the first time he said a Mass with the Vice President in the crowd. Father asked Vice President of what. The usher then said, the Vice President of the United States. The usher asked, “Didn’t you see all of those secret service agents?” To that Father responded, “No I was too concentrated on Jesus.” It was a very funny story to begin his homily! lol. Also nice to know that the Vice President was in Michigan City.

After church, Mom and I went to visit Grandma. I showed her the pics from the wedding and we all caught up. Grandma said that next time that we are available, she would like to go for a drive. Mom and I looked at our schedules, and it’s looking like next Sunday will be a good day for a ride. After visiting with Grandma, we stopped at Al’s for a newspaper and then went to Denny’s for breakfast.

While waiting, I got a text from Ian asking what I was doing. I said going out to eat for breakfast. He wanted to join, so I asked Mom if that was okay. She said yes. So I told Ian to come to Denny’s. So all 3 of us dined together. For my breakfast, I had a country fried skillet. There was a 40 minute wait for our food, but the hostess did warn us about that.

After breakfast, Mom and I came back home. From there, I stopped by David’s place and caught up with over the next few hours. When I came back home, Mom and I made dinner. For dinner, we had tacos with Mexican Fried Rice. It was a tasty dinner that made me sleepy. So I laid down to take a nap. When I woke up at 9 pm, I wanted more sleep. So I got ready for bed and then went back to sleep. I’ve been up since 5:35 am, feeling well rested.

TUrtLE x3, I’m glad you like the pic of my Mom! I took 20 pictures total. Detailed update above. :) Easy to know that Barney’s is super busy during the summer. Why summer help was not hired is a good question. Not that often that we are under scheduled at Al’s Franklin. If we are, it’s usually in the front-end. Thanks for your comments on my update. Nice Sunday movie. Had Mom and me smiling as we watched it this morning. Great that you have a clean vehicle and a clean shell. ;) Thanks for the extra TUrtLE wax, I appreciate that!

Farful, thanks for the comment on my pic. I tell her that everyday!

MusicTeacher, thanks for the comment on my pic. Detailed update above and I will have 20 pictures to share with y’all. I’ve been to three weddings total, including Ana’s. This was the first wedding that I went to that I had no clue what was being said since it was all in Serbian. Hopefully you will be able to perform at more weddings in the future! They are fun and happy events! Thanks for the congratulations for Ana and Bojan! Lovely good night photo.

Midnight x2, thanks for your comment on my pic. Never had turkey bacon. Usually only eat bacon 1-2 times a month. Long update about Ana’s wedding. Will have 20 pictures to share with y’all. Yesterday Ana and Marija were at a party hosted by Bojan’s family. Today Ana and Bojan leave for Jamaica! That’s where their honeymoon will be at. No time for movies as of now, maybe sometime soon. Good that you have no plant loss. Sounds like quite an event was happening in your downtown. Nice to see the Civil War reenactment. Wonderful that you were able to harvest some strawberries and blueberries! Either Shaw’s is getting a huge allowance from SuperValu or they are selling for a loss.

attitash, thanks for your comment on my pic! Mom and I both work very hard! :) Usually I sleep right through storms.

Claudie, overall the wedding day went well and I’m glad I was able to be part of it. The reception was lots of fun too! Full details above!

trugasCA, thanks for your comment on my pic! Yes, she does a great job. :) Yep, Mom has a hairnet covering most of her hair. Glad you saw that. :)

KHF, thanks for checking out the photo! Details of the wedding are above and I will have 20 pics to share.

Silverhand, thanks for the funnies.

Dino72, that should mean more basketball stories in the future! Good that your power is still on and no damage done to your property.

Good day!
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 8:11:37 AM

Good Morning Justin,

Did anyone wash their vehicle this weekend?

Maybe it was time to power wash your home. Did anyone do that?

It was warm here so this is how I took advantage of it.

I have something to give each of you. You know that when you get a new vehicle and I am aware of it I leave you a bottle of my special TUrtLE Wax. In case you've used it up, I have a bottle of TUrtLE Wax for each of you.

Have a Marvelous Monday!
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 4:10:29 AM

Good morning Justin!

Am sure your w/e was jammed w/events. When you have time would enjoy the details. Pix would be swell as well. Stay busy. Make time for play and rest.

Went out early yesterday morning to harvest strawberries and some blueberries. Have enough for about two meals. Probably will be the fruit in 1% milk and with cereal. Got the berries before the birds did.

Checked out all the plants, flowers and the wildflower areas. All is growing well w/o slugs or rabbits having a free buffet. Covered the 1 lb cottage cheese containers the ammonia and my scent is in.

This is working well. The third day w/o the annual flowers being eaten by rabbits. Also read a 3 ft piece of a used garden hose as a fake snake is another good rabbit deterrent. Hope to find a used hose at the transfer station sometime soon.

Drove to visit my pal the meat mgr at Mac's Market in Whitefield. Haven't seen him in a few weeks. Bought some Shooner 2.5" fish cakes made of three types of fish and potato as a filler. No MSG on the label and a swell $1.99 a pound.

Asked he how Shaws can sell Split boneless chicken breast and bone in pork sirloin cutlets for $1.49 a lb for both this week. He said his cost is $1.60.

Then Shaw's is truly selling both as a loss leader, hoping other products are bought while its customers are in the store. Stopped in Shaws to buy a pkg of of the split chicken breasts.

Looking forward to cooking them in the crock pot soon w/lots of veggies. Stopped at the Main St field where the Civil War re enactment soldiers spent the night in their tents. Will have photos to share in a day or so.

Had a nice big healthy spinach, green leaf lettuce salad, along w/many different veggies w/chunks of ham and cheese along w/ two of the fish patties. They are about the thickness and size of a wide mouth Nalgene bottle. No chemicals in them that made me want to eat more.

Had two hours of rain late morning. Forecast is for scattered thunderstorms during the night into late morning. Nothing arrived as this was typed.

Listened to the home team play the Seattle Mariners w/the windows and doors open in a fabulous 71° (21°C) w/a 3-12 mph (4-19 kmph) breeze. Nice to avoid the other half of the lawn that needs to be mowed due to it being soaked.

Civil twilight is 4:54 AM EDT. Night is 8:49 PM.

Sunrise: 5:28 AM. Set: 8:16 PM.

Length of day: 14h 47m. Length of visible light: 15h 55m. Tomorrow will be 2m 14s shorter.

The temp is 59° (15°C) with the high to be 72° (22°C) in partly cloudy skies.

Have a pleasant day!

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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 11:06:16 PM

Good evening Justin

Glad you love the stories on Emily's basketball. She will start her 4th year of playing this Winter. My Niece, Lanie will try out for the team at Lubeck this Fall as well.

Back to start the work week. Storms are rumbling through the area. New Martinsville got the worst of the storms getting high wind and hail. Driving through the area on the way into work tonight and half the town is without power. What I'd heard so far is that no one was seriously hurt. One business got the roof ripped off of them and a few trees were uprooted. Tornado watch is still in effect for us until 3 AM.

Saturday went very well for Emily and I. If your friends with me on facebook, you seen the two videos of her hitting the golf ball at the driving range and sinking a three pointer on the basketball court. Where were these when she was actually playing, I have no clue.

Time to get this week started. Weekend officially over for me. C Ya
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Silverhand
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 6:58:02 PM

Hello, Justin!

Sunday funnies:
For Better or For Worse
Pickles
Pearls Before Swine
Grand Avenue

Have a great week!
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 4:43:27 PM

Hi Justin - Thanks for the photo of your mom cutting fruit. That looks like a nice workspace for that job.

I know you are going to have a great time at the wedding. I look forward to your photos from it and a nice write up of the festivities.

I agree with you about DVRs. I think that almost everything I do watch on TV, I record first. It is too hard to be available when things are broadcast and if recorded, one can skip all the commercials.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 12:52:20 PM

Macedonian dancing. You learned it and so it should be great fun.

I see your mom has a hair net on well most of the hair is covered. LOL. l was talking recently about chefs these days that have long hair and pony tails and swing them around over the food and waitresses also, Wondered what happened to hair nets and their requirements.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 8:36:34 AM

Good morning, jjdm,

How was the wedding?
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 8:11:12 AM

Good Morning Justin,

You all know about Random Acts of Kindness. That's what comes to mind as I viewed today's movie. It comes from the website entitled, Thaigoodstories.com - Believe in good.
The video starts right in without an introduction so be ready.

May your day be blessed!
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 7:06:09 AM

Good morning Justin....thunderstorms through the night had me with a poor sleep. Will do some morning weed pulling & try to catch some baseball(Jays at Yankee Stadium) & the final round of the Canadian Open(golf). Mix of sun & cloud with a high of 26°C/78.8°F. Have a super day.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 5:12:51 AM

Good morning Justin!

Have been buying turkey bacon for many years. Very low fat, little cholesterol, and pretty good for a MSG added product. Pay $2.39 for 12 ozs at WM. What you eat all of your youth affects you as you age. Was also invulnerable at 20 y/o. Maybe even more so than you.

Would enjoy learning about Ana's wedding and seeing some pix. Where are they for their honeymoon? Would adore seeing maybe even performing Macedonian dancing. Like the term!

Also enjoy your dedication for your job and for the company. That will pay off big time often in your life.

See 8 movies. Write about The finest one.

Completed the last of the forms from TIAA CREF. Am thinking the paperwork is finally completed, ending of this book, the final page is completed.

Went out to see a rabbit running away from my tomato plants. Rabbits are not fond on tomatoes, yet if they are hungry they will eat anything green. Or at least taste test it.

The containers of ammonia and my scent around the annuals, perennials, and wildflowers are working great. No nibbing or plant loss is seen. Like this method, except in rainy weather. Read mothballs work also and the rain does not dissolve them.

Watered all the plants, flowers, new lawn and wildflowers. Saw the newest wildflower seeds are germinating fabulously. At 10AM jumped into the Dart and took a drive to downtown Lancaster.

Mailed the letter to TIAA CREF, then saw the downtown Street Fair was beginning. Parked in the motel lot beside the P.O. Took my camera and saw the field across the St on US Rt3 had 100's of people.

It was a Civil War reenactment of 2 dozen men w/genuine uniforms, muskets, and cannons. Tents of the era were set up as well as the style of cooking pots and pans on several fires.

The drums beat, the lieutenant shouted, "Fire!" Muskets filled the air with smoke. The order "Fire at will," was commanded. There were two 3" (76.2 mm) cannons. None were fired.

The Main St was jammed with vehicles, in fact it was the first time seeing stop and go traffic. Vendors lined both sides with their merchandise along with booths selling fried dough to lobster rolls.

Our visitor's Center held the antique, muscle, and classic car show. 100's, if not a thousand folks were enjoying the fabulous 73° (23°C) sunshine in nearly clear skies.

One fellow had a giant pure black and shiny Newfoundlander that was handsome. There was a civilian owned Army store that sold equipment, rations, and supplies that would follow the troops.

A pair of leather Army boots just below the knee were $15 in those days. A private in 1860 was paid $13 a month. It was raised in June 1864, when soldiers rec'd $16 a month.Civil twilight is 4:53 AM EDT. Night is 8:51 PM.

Sunrise: 5:27 AM. Set: 8:17 PM.

Length of day: 14h 49m. Length of visible light: 15h 57m. Tomorrow will be 2m 12s shorter.

The temp is 59° (15°C) with the high to be 74° (23°C) in partly cloudy skies. Rain/t-storms are expected later.

Have a splendid day!

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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 1:50:39 AM

Good Morning, Justin ♫ I am glad your work day yesterday went well! How nice that your Mom had a work shift today, while you attended your friend Ana's Wedding and Reception. Looking forward to reading all about it and √ing out the pictures from her big day. I have attended as a Guest and performed as a hired Musician at many Weddings, and no two are ever alike, even in the same venues. I love doing the wedding biz, and hope and pray that I can find more weddings to perform at after the past two that I performed at as a solo Violinist this past May and June. Weddings are some of the funnest gigs that I have ever done! Congratulations to Ana and her new Husband, and God bless both of them! ♥ I read your full update here.

Thank you so much for your encouraging thoughts for me, Kim, and Malene, as we are all actively looking for work, with Kim and I applying for Costco jobs. I hope Malene will do the same too.

You're welcome for sharing about sleeping patterns. It is different for all of us. It is a blessing that we are be able to go to sleep easily as needed, unlike some people who have trouble falling asleep and suffer from insomnia.

Thankfully I had a busy super Saturday, as I shared at my Studio with lots of pictures!

Good Night!
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 1:28:03 AM

Good night jjdm and All!
 
jj, Enjoyed the photo of your Mom at work. Thank you for sharing. Bet the fruit would be tasty with whipped cream.
 
Nice that you got in a good days work. Hope you get in a few extra winks too.
 
Happy Sunday!
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2014 6:42:16 PM

Good Afternoon Justin.
I like the pic that you took of your mom cutting up the fruit, yummy watermelon.

I'm sure you'll share with us all about the wedding. I hope you took plenty of pics.

It sounds like it's difficult for them to know how many employees they are going to need at Barney's. I know they don't want too many because of their bottom line, but it really makes it difficult when there isn't enough help as customers may choose to go elsewhere.
I know you have that problem sometimes at Al's too, but it's not as bad is it?

Keep enjoying yourself at the wedding as I'm guessing that you may still be there.

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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2014 12:59:14 PM

Good afternoon, everyone!

Today’s Picture:
Mom Working Hard

Yesterday afternoon, Mom and I ate leftover chicken alfredo while watching an episode of “Extant.” Always nice to have a DVR to help you keep up with a show lol. I worked 3 pm - 11 pm, in grocery. For the first 4 hours, Isaac and I stocked the rest of the items from the load. Then we straightened up the store. I spent the last half hour of my shift filling milk and facing the Dairy endcaps.

After work, Mom and I had breakfast for dinner. This time we had bacon with the scrambled eggs and toast. Then I went to sleep for about 8 hours. When I woke up around 8:45 am, Mom had already left for work. She is working 9 am - 1 pm, doing fruit cutting. A little after 9 am, I called the radio station to give my gas prediction. So far this morning I’ve been getting wedding for Ana’s wedding. Soon I’ll be picking up Katie and we will be on our way!

trugasCA, comment whenever you feel the need. I’m glad to hear that you are enjoying my updates and pics. :)

MusicTeacher, thanks for your comment on my pic! Every now and then, I’ll have a 10 hour sleeping day. For me, there is no time that my body regularly wakes up at. I guess it’s due to me always waking up at different times. Thanks for sharing your sleeping stats! I’ll be by your studio in a bit.

KHF, I heard from Rev. Kevin that they had double the amount of people working at this time last year. lol, I guess I’m the only one here that has had lobster pizza. :) Today’s pic is of Mom cutting fruit.

Midnight, thanks for your comment on my pic! I guess we here in Indiana are spoiled. That’s the only way I’ve ever bowled. I’m sure if I bowled New England style all of my life, I’d find it way easier to bowl here….lol! Actually considered writing a TV show about a grocery store and it’s employees. I have saved all of my GB updates, so I can get ideas for the script. But for now, no time! The wedding shall be fun! There will be Macedonian dancing...hopefully I remember what Marija and Ana taught me earlier in the summer! Nice that you were able to watch a movie that you found to be 5/5 stars. I see your new ad starts on Friday. Ours starts on Wednesday. Good to do some yard work and take a nap in the sun! As usual, I enjoyed looking at your ad. Each day my joy for working in the grocery biz increases.

attitash, thanks for your comment on my pic! I have never played 5 pin bowling before. Next week Al’s will have the first harvest of La Porte County (the County I live in) corn. On sale for 10 for $3.

Good day!
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2014 11:18:38 AM

Good morning Justin....mix of sun & cloud with a high of 24°C/75.2°F. Showers to move in this evening. Took in the Farmers Market this morning. Surprised to see corn selling....thought it would be late this year. Bought 6 for $3. Mowing the lawn after lunch. Jays lost yesterday in NY against the Yankees. Have not won a game there in 18 starts. Have a great day.
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2014 5:32:13 AM

Good morning Justin!

The back room room at Barney's sounds like a good name for a TV show. Ever consider writing shows.Prolly too busy to if you wanted.

Wishing Katie and you a fantastic time at Ana's wedding. Do you slow dance? Will you dance today? Looking forward to the pix!

Saw the extremely powerful movie "Mississippi Burning" (1988) 128 min. A crime, drama, mystery, and deep southern Civil Rights issues of the '60's in fictional rural Jessup County, Mississippi.

The FBI sends a couple of mismatched agents in to search for three civil rights activists. One agent (Gene Hackman) is 'old school', sly, and knows his enemies a little too well. The other (Willem Dafoe) is a naive Kennedy fire-eater, ready to bring the full force of the FBI and military down upon this small town's head.

These FBI agents investigate the murders of civil rights workers during the early 1960s seek to breach the conspiracy of silence in a small Mississippi town where segregation divides black and white... and the KKK rules.

Well-acted, compelling, great script. Fantastic message. 5/5 stars.

Returned to Big Papas Produce Mkt Bought two big red bell peppers for $1.25. Also bought two pineapples for $1.50 ea. Had them cored for a mere 50¢ more.

The owner had to return to the Boston Produce Center Late Thursday night. He nearly sold out of everything. This privately owned market continually gives all supermarkets a fabulous run for their money w/the freshest fruit, prices and low prices.

Bought Bone In pork sirloin chops during the start of Shaws weekly sale.

Not many can beat the $1.49 a lb in this area. Also bought a 1.5 lb container of fat free cottage cheese for $2 a lb. It goes great w/cold sliced pineapple.

Returned home to water all plants,flowers and newsprint covered the new seed. Used the small1 lb containers to fill up w/my scent around the wildflowers and the annuals to repellent the rabbits. Read that mothballs and cayenne pepper also work well.

Took a 90 minute nap over sitting in the sun. Had been up for over 11 hours and felt sleepy. Always feels super after a good sound nap. Will sit in the sun after this post.

Civil twilight is 4:52 AM EDT. Night is 8:52 PM.

Sunrise: 5:26 AM. Set: 8:18 PM.

Length of day: 14h 51m. Length of visible light: 16h 00m. Tomorrow will be 2m 10s shorter.

The temp is 52° (11°C) with the high to be 79° (26°C) in partly cloudy skies.

Have a tremendous day!

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KHF
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2014 1:13:49 AM

Hi Justin - It is a shame that they do not have enough employees at Barney's to keep everything ship shape.

I look forward to seeing the photo of your mother at work, cutting fruit.

I have meant to mention that the lobster pizza sounds delicious but I have never seen it anywhere that I have been.
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2014 12:59:17 AM

Good Evening, Justin ♫ That is good you had a busy day at work, but sorry that there was not enough help. I read your full update here. You were so exhausted from all that work, you slept so well with the 10 hours of sleep! I usually sleep around 6-8 hours. If I want to sleep longer, I have to drink less water at night and go to bed earlier, as without an alarm clock, I usually tend to wake up around the same time each morning, usually between 6:30 AM - 7:30 AM. I will set the alarm clock when I need to get up earlier than usual, or need to get up by a certain time.

Enjoy your weekend ahead!

Thank you for reading and √ing out the Raffle Prize picture from my Thursday, and for your encouraging words for my day yesterday. You're welcome for the encouraging comments on your pictures.

Thank you for the encouraging thoughts and prayers regarding my short-term and long term career goals. I got another great job lead today from a dear friend of mine, and the details of that job lead, along with my Friday, are posted at my Studio.

Good Night!
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 6:14:18 PM

Hi' l have been reading and looking at pics daily, but haven't left a comment. Almost did on the bowling pin pic. But know l am here, and enjoying.
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 2:03:27 PM

Good afternoon, everyone!

Today’s Picture:
Bowling

Yesterday I worked 12:15 pm - 8:15 pm, at Barney’s. I was scheduled a grocery shift to help out there since two people were let go. Background information time. Barney’s is a small store and there isn’t much space. However, they do have a basement they use to store products so they can still buy a large quantity. Whenever they do get a shipment in, someone gets to make the journey of going up and down the stairs carrying product to the basement. Remember that background info.

When I first got to Barney’s, I went to the Produce backroom to see Mom cutting up fruit. I also got a pic of her doing her job! Then I began working. For the first hour, I moved product from the grocery backroom to the basement. I had to move cases of tortilla chips and graham crackers.

After that was done, I helped Rev. Kevin and Steve (‘not’ the same Steve at Franklin) with the Kehe load. While stocking item from the Kehe load, the owner of the company saw me and came over to where I was. He greeted me and thanked me for coming out to help them. After Kehe was put up, I stocked water products.

Four hours into my shift, I took a break with Rev. Kevin. When we got back, we started checking back stock on the top ledge of the shelves. If the product could go on the shelves, we moved it from the ledge onto the shelf. While doing so, we faced up the store and leveled down products that were double stacked since inventory is also coming up for them. We did this for aisles 4 & 3. Rev. Kevin left when we were in aisle 3, so I continued to do that while he left.

About 1.5 hours before I left, I took my last break. When I got back, I stopped checking back stock, and just went to facing. I didn’t face the areas that were leveled down or needed to be leveled down. We were really under scheduled. There was lots of work for Steve and me to do still. And the facing job I did wasn’t the best because of limited time. Heard from Steve that it’s been like this the whole summer.

After work I came home and made chicken alfredo for dinner. Mom and I had a nice dinner together and were filled up after eating it. Once I was full, I went to sleep for over 10 hours and caught up on my rest. So far this morning, I’ve been doing my usual daily tasks and running a few errands.

attitash x2, thanks for the comment on my pic! Yep, I needed to dress up since I went straight to work after eating out! Did your Jays win? Have fun outside!

KHF, oh yes, I know Grandma enjoyed all of her outings!

MusicTeacher, thanks for your comment on my pic and for reading my full update! You’re welcome for the extra explanation regarding the $400. Thank you for sharing your plans regarding your job searches and your financial future. May the Lord bless you with a good, steady job up until you are able to grow your Music Teaching and Performing biz.

Midnight, thanks for your comment on my pic! Did think about having the waitress take our pic, but that thought disappeared after the food disappeared. Food distracts the mind lol. The Al’s tie is a maroon color with a yellow and blue design mixed in. I do need a camera and look forward to that purchase. I would use my old digital camera, but the quality of pics it takes is worse than my iPhone’s camera. I will patiently wait for your IM reply. Clutter on his desk, he just needs to clean it up. No H.S. reunion party, but there will be a reception after the wedding. Will take pics of the wedding. Hopefully the pics will turn out decent. Thanks for sharing what deals you got on your produce! Good that no plants or flowers were damaged. Also good that you got those results. Not good is the delay in your surgeries.

TUrtLE, thanks for your comment on my pic! I guess Mom and I take it for granted that we are able to get Lobster pizza. It has a superb taste! Only 44 hours, which was the regular during the beginning of my summer lol. hahaha, that is a funny joke.

HappyHiker, I’m glad you enjoyed my pic! Wow, that is a very hot temp! That is a lot of walking that you are going to do. Walking is one of the best exercises out there.

Good day!
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