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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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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 4:04:44 AM

Good morning Justin!

Will be here when you have the time to update. Great you are busty. Keep it so.

Saw an episode of "Orange is the New Black" yesterday morning. A privileged NY'er is sent to a women's prison for a crime committed in her past. In the Emmy Award winning comedy/drama series.

Two seasons of this show are on Netflix, the producer of the series, and a 3rd season is being filmed for release next July.

Went outdoors early. Ripped or dug crab grass that was beginning to grow in my gardens. Also pulled the jewel weed that grows so rapidly.

Also cut down many sword like 2" leaves and stalks of crocosmia lucifer that the rain laid flat a few days ago. It was smuffing out the sunlight of neighboring perennials and would have killed the lawn.

Found room that was 2' x 1' for a dozen flowers. Hightailed it to Sullivan Greenhouses where two 6 pack mixed marigold were on sale at half price. Two for $2.50.

Returned home to see how root bound the marigolds were. Used the blunt blade of a scissors to twist out the tangled roots. This method worked nicely and quickly.

Have the assorted colors of the dozen in the ground. Sprayed two small blocks of wood w/deer and rabbit repellent and added two scent containers on either ends.

Moved the front half of the lawn. The amount of twigs and leaves amazed me from the rain storm a few days ago. The mower did get only half of them. Will have to pick the twigs by hand. 100's of them.

Sat in the sun, added lots of deep tanning lotion, and read a book. Could hear something in the distance thrashing around in the forest. In fact looked up several times. It was a racoon, which was promptly chased away.

Civil twilight is 5:23 AM EDT. Night is 8:14 PM.

Sunrise: 5:54 AM. Set: 7:43 PM.

Length of day: 14h 48m. Length of visible light: 15h 50m. Tomorrow will be 2m 50s shorter.

The temp is 52° (11°C), the high is to be 79° (26°C) in clear skies.

Have a fabulous day!

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[Edited by: MidnightSun at 8/20/2014 4:04:56 AM EST]
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MadDogUSMC
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 1:16:54 AM

Hey Justin! Hope you are having a great week buddy!
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Dino72
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2014 11:09:14 PM

Good evening Justin


Tonight was the annual Meet the Team event at Tyler Consolidated showcasing the marching band and the various sports teams for the Fall season. Football, Golf, Cross Country, and Boys' and Girls' Soccer were all represented. The Soccer teams each almost outnumbered the football team. The band numbers only 30 members this year. Down considerably.

Warm evening. Temps in the low 70s. Ideal for August.

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GryphonJax
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2014 10:14:44 PM

Good evening Justin, last stop of the evening before I get off the net for a bit (only until tomorrow, of course).

Read back, looked at your pics, wonder how you manage to hold up to that schedule. Oh! I know. I'm not a spring rooster. That's all.

I hope you enjoyed your trip on the sailboat. Those shots of the pier, captain, and crew were not bad at all. Now, if you could just catch the photog for us. I know, she's shy.

Try to relax a little over these last couple of weeks before you return to campus. I think you may find your Sophomore year a little more challenging. I wish you and your friends a great year coming up. Man I would have loved to have some friends that I could schedule classes with as you have.

Have a wonderful end of Summer...
 
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2014 9:05:24 AM

Morning Justin,
Jonathan Seagull from Ken Gagne, posted on the County web site.

Be sure to read my important note in TL.

For those of you with a good memory you will remember back when, I said that blonde jokes would continue. It's that time!

Once a blonde went to the library to get a book.

A few days later, she returns and says to librarian at the counter, "This book was very boring.

It had too many characters and too many numbers, so i would like to return it."

The librarian says to the other librarian, "So here is the person who took our phone book!"

Have a Terrific Tuesday!
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attitash
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2014 6:47:47 AM

Good morning Justin....a sunny day ahead with a high of 24°C/75.2°F. Off to run my son to a dental apt & then off for a hike. My wife will decide where we will go to follow the path. Just realized you are back to school soon. Have a great day.
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2014 4:20:13 AM

Good morning Justin!

Gather those lobsters are $11.98 each? Somehow thought Jasmine was Jan's daughter. Then they are friends from the 'hood? Or you and Jazz used to visit Jan? The pic will be clearer after your A's.

Now to learn more on the Tree House restaurant. Answered you post well in my NH home. Please bring two lobsters for each of us when you visit! ; )

Got lots of laughs watching 2 episodes of "Everybody Loves Raymond." Need an early morning laughter to cleanse the soul and face the pleasing day of sun.

No time to even think of a nap. Had an 8:15 appointment with the Littleton Hospital Ophthalmologist. Here is a man that does it all w/one's eyes,including laser surgery. Truly my first appointment in 40 years.

Asked for rec'd a photocopy of my last visit that documents ocular migraine and copies of all the other tests performed. Have a clean bill of eye health.

Got my eyes measured and checked for roundness and depth. Sphere is equal, cylindrical is a close .25 difference and the axis is .005 dif. Have 20/40 vision and my first eye glass prescription since 1974.

Own three sets of eye glasses. Two are clear plastic, one of them is a transition lens in the sunlight. One is permanently a prescription sunglass w/UV protection. Ideal for the snow covered mtns.

Bought four cans of condensed cream of mushroom soup at WM. Their Great value brand was $1.25 ea. Passed on the 2 lb bay shrimp and the 41-50 large shrimp. Did buy another 8 lb bag of epsom salts for $5.43.

Ent next door to Shaw's and saw their Essential brand of condensed cream of mushroom soup was on sale for 75¢ a can. Bought 8 cans and two cream of chicken.

Also bought a 2 lb frozen pkg of imitation crab for $1/99 a lb. An elderly lady spoke to me on the cost of meat, poultry and seafood that has increased tremendously.

Listened to her and them told her the only way to save is stock up and freeze the on sale items. She agreed w/me completely. Returned to WM and got my money back for the cans of condensed soup. Shaw's was 40% less.

Returned home to place the items away then went outdoors. Did lots of garden maintenance in the sun. Decided all 6 of the perennials bout and transplanted were not in the direct sun they needed.

Made a paper plan to move them later in the morning. Considered mowing the lawn. My hip hurt way too much from use in the hospitals and in the stores to mow. Will mow later on.

Civil twilight is 5:22 AM EDT. Night is 8:16 PM.

Sunrise: 5:53 AM. Set: 7:45 PM.

Length of day: 14h 51m. Length of visible light: 15h 53m. Tomorrow will be 2m 49s shorter.

The temp is 48° (9°C), the high is to be 73° (23°C), w/sunny skies later.

Have a wonderful day!

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MusicTeacher
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2014 1:41:35 AM

Good Evening, Justin ♩ I read back on all of your updates here between Friday through today, and your last reply to me also.

You have been so busy lately, but I am so glad you are making great income so that you will have money ready for your new school year ahead, and other important needs. With all of the money that you have to constantly handle, count, and account for at work, you could really have a career as a Treasurer, in finances, and perhaps even in Accounting!

Thank you so much for your Studio visits during my time away at Church Youth Camp, for taking the time to read both updates with the camp stories minus the pictures, and for all of your encouraging words and thoughtful replies! I can't wait to organize and share the Church Youth Camp pictures tomorrow both here at my Studio and on FB. So many great memories from our camping weekend! Overall this year's camping trip was so much better than last year's!

Thankfully I had a productive Monday of catching up at home after our Church Youth Camp weekend, as I shared at my Studio.

Good Night, everyone!
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MadDogUSMC
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2014 12:38:11 AM

Justin...yes you do! BTW.....I bet that restaurant has some good food! Bring on the lobsters!
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KHF
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2014 12:36:23 AM

Hi Justin - That seems a good price for a whole Maine lobster. I'll bet you sell out.

The photo of the Tree House Restaurant looks like a lot of places I have visited in the south. More often than not the food is great.

So good that Jackie was so positive about work hours for your mom. YEA! I am sure that makes you both feel much better.
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Dino72
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2014 11:19:09 PM

Good evening Justin

Glad you liked the video. It was a fun one to watch. I've been a big Phil Collins fan for a long time. Even a big fan of Peter Gabriel that was with the group awhile back as well.

Lobstermania, huh? Love it!

Stopping in to say hello since I didn't make it in last night. We were having computer issues at work. Seems like someone got the idea of putting in "updated" (I use that term lightly) computer systems. The result is that the computers are running much slower. I have a separate one attached to the forklift I drive that has locked up on me at least once. I've voiced my opinion on what I think of the new computer seeing that the previous one worked well. Putting it nicely, the new one sucks.

Anyway, back from a quiet weekend on my part. Got the yard caught up and that was about it. Got some more rain and it looks like August may start living up to it's name. Daytime temps in the upper 80s by the end of the week. And I thought Summer gave up on us since we sent the kids back to school.

Speaking of back to school, came across some videos I wanted to share with you. Movie Producer Steven Spielberg produced a series of cartoons for Warner Brothers back in the '90s that was a younger spinoff to the classic Looney Tunes characters called Animaniacs. I didn't watch these closely, but what I seen I thought was very funny and sometimes educational like in this case. If you have kids learning the states and capitals, you may want to show them this one. Enjoy

Animaniacs States and Capitals
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Wrench9765
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2014 4:33:20 PM

Hi Justin, you sure do sound very busy between work at home & work at Al's & school. Glad that Jackie will help your mom out with her hours. I'm sure she understands that the extra money will be a big help to both of you.

Sams a few mile from us has gas for $3.11 & a station at our corner is #3.19, we need to go to Sams someday soon for a few things so we'll get gas while we're there, maybe it'll be a little lower by than.
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2014 2:10:47 PM

Justin, I was going to wait till Tuesday for another stop until I read that you ate shrimp fried rice yesterday. Want to guess what I made for the noon meal? Yep, shrimp fried rice. May have the left overs today or save it for Tuesday.

Sounds like a kinda boring time at work. Would you prefer to be in some other area of the store.
Gosh, all that money and none of it had your name on it.

I went to get gas a little while ago, but unsuccessful. The station was closed for it's yearly underground check. I had a good visit with the fellow doing the test, but that didn't get me the gas I need. Was a wasted trip to town.

See you in my home.
Enjoy your day.
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jjdm
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2014 1:20:08 PM

Good afternoon, everyone!

Today’s Pictures:
Lobstermania Details

Tree House

Yesterday before heading into work, I took an hour nap. I worked 3:30 pm - 11:30 pm, in the office. For the first half hour, I completed drops, took care of customers, and set myself up for my close. At 4 pm, I had a drawer to count. After the drawer was counted, I continued taking care of customers and setting myself up for my close. I also recycled the u-scan change into the coin dispensers.

At 5:30 pm, I had another drawer to count. After that drawer, I took care of more customers and then went on my first break. When I got back from my break, I made U-Scan drops (collecting money that customers put in) and then wrapped some money. At 7 pm, I closed the lottery and ran my reports. Then I counted my 7 pm drawer. After that, I brought the 2nd Manager drawer in the office and since it wasn’t used, I didn’t need to count it.

Wednesday and Sunday’s are the nights that the U-Scans are counted. So at 8 pm, I closed the first U-Scan and counted it. At 8:30 pm, I counted the 2nd one. At 9 pm, I closed the office, ran the reports, and counted the office drawer. Then I finished counting the other two U-Scans. Once those were finished, I took the Attendant Station drawer for the U-Scans and counted that. In the end, the U-Scans/attendant drawer totaled $74 under. But Stacie (the Front-End Manager) told me that they were suppose to be that much under since the safe was over that amount.

After the U-Scans were all done, I counted the 9:30 pm drawer and then went on my last break. When I got back, I pulled the last cashier’s drawer and had her run on the manager drawer. I counted that drawer and then made a cash deposit. Once I was done with that, I let my last cashier go at 10:30 and I ran the register for the last 30 minutes.

Once the store closed, I counted the manager drawer, made check/WIC/CVV deposits, and ran my reports. Technically, I had everything done at 11:16 pm, but I wanted to get my full 8 hours in. So I stayed and did some extras. :)

When I got home, I made Shrimp Fried Rice for dinner. Mom and I enjoyed it very much! Then I went to sleep for about 8 hours.

I woke up early because I wanted to take care of some errands with Mom. First, we stopped at Al’s so she could talk with Jackie. After talking with her for a few minutes, Jackie said that it shouldn’t be a problem getting Mom 16 hours whether it be at Al’s Karwick or Al’s Franklin (my store). I was glad that Jackie was very friendly to Mom.

From there, we cashed in some of our aluminium cans and then went to pay our car insurance. Before returning home, I went to get some gas for the Impala.

Silverhand, thanks for the funnies!

Farful, thanks for the comments on my pics! Details included in today’s pictures. You are correct, we are having a huge promotion with lobster. hahaha, the office shift is one of the busiest shifts that I work. Not even close to light work.

KHF, thanks for checking out my pics. Mom is also embarrassed to have visitors see our basement.

MadDog, I need to have fun before school starts back up!

Midnight, thanks for your comments on my pics! Today’s pictures should answer your question. Not even worth my time and effort to post in his home lol. Glad you remember Jan now! Am confused about how you remember her daughter. I never did mention her before and never shared a picture of her. If you are referring to Jasmine, she is not Jan’s daughter. Glad you enjoyed some of my past pics! It’s always a pleasure answering your questions. I like to make the picture clear. Great to hear that all of your plants and flowers are doing well! I hope all goes well with your eye appointment!

TUrtLE, I will be by your place in a bit. You’re welcome for watching the movie! Thanks for your comments on my pics! Hopefully someone can find that green sea turtle!

attitash, thanks for your comments on my pics! I usually don’t walk past that fountain, so I wouldn’t know. I think a Grand Slam is pretty cool. ;)

Good day!
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attitash
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2014 8:08:37 AM

Good morning Justin...sunny day ahead with a high of 22°C/71.6°F. Kayaks all loaded on the car ready to hit the water. Off paddling soon on what should be calm waters. I see your White Sox where not so kind to my Jays yesterday! Have a great day.
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2014 8:05:12 AM

Good Morning Justin,
See my Q to you in TL about the lobster shirts.

Thanks for watching the movie.

Your help is needed!
From the county web site, If you see this tropical turtle on a beach somewhere, it’s trying to get out of the cold water.

Yes, I know the majority of you don't live on the coast, but you might have friends or relatives on vacation.

"A large green sea turtle, which is listed as a threatened species in the Pacific Northwest, washed up on a beach in the Florence, Oregon, area. It appeared to be hypothermic, but unfortunately was returned to the water by passers-by. It will likely wash up again. If located, immediately call 1-800-452-7888 or (541) 961-6904. Please stay with the turtle until transport arrives and protect it from harm. Share this post so other people will be on the lookout for this turtle. Oregon Coast Aquarium NOAA Fisheries Service."

Florence is not in my county, but it is on the Central OR Coast.
If there is a follow up I'll let you know the outcome.

Have a Magical Monday!
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2014 5:19:08 AM

Good morning Justin!

Our former buddy loves to be annoyed by calling him "pumpkin." One can leave a daily message at his home by typing, "Good morning punkin!" (no m or p) Serves to be a taste of his own medicine. Ha! Ha! HA!

Sure do remember Jan. Thanks for the link to her pic. Also remember her daughter. What's nice about internet friends is one shares much of their life and you get to them and their interests and their friends.

Was also distracted looking at your pix for the same 10 min. Nice that you started to take pix y/a. Will be great in your later years. Thank you for the 3 links. Also for explaining the new floor care.

Great to hear the A's to my Q's Thank you for them. It will be nice to meet again for dinner at Tim's house one day. At our WM, a 14 oz bag of 41-50 shrimp comes to $9.39, by the lb.

Went out just before first light yesterday during the rain to cover the deer and rabbit repellent containers. Needed to do this again earlier at 1 AM.

Used a bullet flashlight w/9 LED's to brighten the way. These small fist size lights are as powerful as my $60 headlamp. Think mine were $4 each.

It was misting nicely.The cars were beaded with water droplets. Had a Hunts tomato paste can that was filled with 1½ inches of rain water placed on the driveway the day before.

All the plants and flowers are doing well. Picked some blue and some strawberries before any critters got 'em. The wildflowers are growing slow but sure.

Have a 30' row of various daylilies. The red and yellow ones are blooming. The orange ones have gone by for the season. Plan to add 4 more of the red variety in the spring. Also will add more low growing perennials come May.

Watched "This Old House"on PBS and then a 60 min show on Elvis when he was a boy singing Gospel Songs in in Tupelo, Mississippi. Then his family moved to Memphis.

Fascinating breakthrough from an average singer as a 10 y/o to a top teen rockabilly singer in a band during his late high school days. The rest is history.

Had a field day enjoying some war game action playing StarCraft: Brood War for a few hours. The on and off rain lasted until 1 PM. Wanted to mow the other section of the lawn. It was soaking wet.

Have a eye doc appointment first thing at 8:15. May as well have a record of a current eyeglass prescription. Mine is on file at my favorite optician in Boston. A call orders new glasses mailed within days. Want to price shop locally.

Will listen to the home team as they play Houston in Fenway Park. The afternoon became overcast. A fine day for some R & R and baseball.

munchkins_mom, If The Cape was like the past two days in the mtns, you did right waiting for the boat trip to Maine. Gosh,the rest of the week looks like a beauty.

Civil twilight is 5:21 AM EDT. Night is 8:18 PM.

Sunrise: 5:52 AM. Set: 7:46 PM.

Length of day: 14h 54m. Length of visible light: 15h 56m. Tomorrow will be 2m 47s shorter.

The temp is 54° (12°C), the high is to be 66° (19°C), w/a 50% chance of rain now w/sunny skies later.

An early morning eye doc appointment in Littleton awaits the drive.

Have a pleasant day!

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MadDogUSMC
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2014 12:14:07 AM

Thanks...I'm trying! LOL Glad you had fun buddy!
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KHF
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2014 11:48:48 PM

Hi Justin - Lovely, well kept grounds at your grandma’s home. Nice photo of the two main women in your life.

No pictures of my basement - I would be too embarrassed to have others see it.
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Farful
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2014 4:14:36 PM

Good afternoon jjdm and All!
 
jj, Enjoyed the BBQ! They had pulled pork, hot dogs and soft drinks. It was a tent sale event too. There were supposed to be big discounts on cars.
 
You are welcome for comments. Thank you for sharing photos! Nursing home photo with your Mom and Grandma looks great. Al's must be having a promotion with lobster?
 
Working in the office sounds good. Nice light work?
 
Happy Sunday!
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Silverhand
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2014 3:40:17 PM

Hello, Justin!

Sunday funnies:
Pearls Before Swine
For Better or For Worse
Pickles
FoxTrot

Have a great week!
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jjdm
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2014 2:06:17 PM

Good afternoon, everyone!

Today’s Pictures:
Relaxing Outside

Lobstermania!!

After my time on GB yesterday, I went and took a two hour nap. I woke up feeling refreshed and then got ready for work. I worked 3 pm - 11 pm, in grocery. For the first hour, I stocked the paper product from the promo load (items that will go on sale Wednesday) and went through the paper backstock. After that, I ordered Aisles 12-10 and the baby aisle. This time around, I ordered 226 pieces.

Once I was done ordering, I faced Aisle 12 and 11. Steve was working with me for a change. He ended up facing Aisle 10. So I then faced Aisle 8-6. Steve and I faced the rest of the grocery aisles together. The last thing I did was fill the milk before I left.

After work, Mom and I had dinner. Mom made Eckrich sausage mixed with green peppers and onions. For our side, we had corn-on-the-cob. After dinner, I went to sleep for about 7 hours.

Mom and I went to church at 9:30 am. I usually serve as an Eucharistic Minister every week at 7:30 am. I checked with the 9:30 am ministers and asked if they needed my help. They said that they needed one spot filled so I was an Eucharistic Minister at 9:30 am Mass. Our Associate Pastor, Father Chris, said Mass. For his homily, he talked about the sacrament “Baptism.” At the end of his homily, we all renewed our Baptismal Promises.

After church, Mom and I went to visit Grandma. She was doing good and we got to chat with her. Before heading home, we ran a quick errand. For breakfast, I had french toast.

TUrtLE x2, thanks for your comment on my pic! lol, it cracked me up. :) Tomorrow morning, Mom will go in and talk with Jackie. I do know that Jackie is “hiring” people. You would probably get lost in my basement too. ;) Thanks for sharing the Sunday movie with Mom and me! I thought of some good memories that involved Dad.

HappyHiker, I get the best of both worlds since I got out early in May and don’t go back until the end of August. I believe the schools here in town go back this Monday. Woah, I bet it is hard for them to schedule programs. That’s great that you were able to return to the gym!

KHF, lots of hard work to keep the store like that. Thanks for the prayers for Mom. lol, I chuckled at you saying that you just have to go to your basement to shop for presents. Just like TUrtLE, I’d be kind of scared to see your basement alone. I’ll take a few “pre-shots” of my basement before we start cleaning it.

MadDog, prayers that you feel better! Yes, it was lots of fun!

attitash x2, thanks for your comments on my pics! I see my Sox and your Jays have each won a game. Best of luck to each team today!

Midnight, thanks for your comments on my pics! It used to be that we had a mopper come in every night at 11:30 pm to sweep, clean, and buff the floors. Now due to cuts, they started something new last week. They only come in Mon, Wed, Fri, and Saturday. The other days, one of the closing stockers is suppose to sweep and spot mop. Funny, they keep giving us more work yet we don’t have the time for it!!!! Jan is like a second mother to me. We’ve had many talks that go way back to the old store. Jackie is just a boss to me, Jan is a friend. Never shared a pic of Jackie. But here are some pics of Jan: First. Second.
Third Many other shots of Jan in my old albums. You caused me to get distracted as I looked at some old pics for about 10 minutes. As for the dinner nights, Jeff has been working every Thursday. It used to be that Jeff and Jan were off on Thursday’s. Tim was also available on that day and usually I would have a Thursday evening off. So we would be able to have our dinner nights on that night. After Labor Day, Jeff will have Thursday’s off again. I will take a Personal Day and we will have another dinner night at Tim’s house! Hmmm, I’ve played miniature golf a few times in the past. I think there is a hard ball pitching machine and batting cage right next to the miniature golf course! As for the Sox games, I won’t be attending another one this season. Though, I do think I'll be going to Chicago one more time this year. Gave you lots of answers to your questions. :) A 41-50 (one pound) bag of shrimp cost $12.99 both at the Meijer in my area and at Al’s. I helped a customer find a bottle of Mrs. Dash yesterday. ;)

Claudie, I love that feeling of being caught up!

trugasCA, thanks for your comment on my pic! lol, I guess I really wasn’t relaxed in that one pic. ;) I’m glad I don’t have much maintenance for my hair lol.

Good day!


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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2014 10:59:32 AM

I too saw the white knuckles on the one pic and smiled at the "relaxed" comment. LOL. But l am sure you enjoyed it all and that's what counts. Quite nice to do something a bit different. I like the looks of your store too.
It was a quiet day here yesterday, but l did get a permanent. Not that l particularly wanted one at this time, but took the offer as it has been quite awhile and it will be nice to have body in my hair again. I am miserable today with the smell and not being able to comb it very well. I want to wash my hair and supposed to wait a couple of days. I may not be able to do it. Smiles.
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2014 9:07:39 AM

Good morning, jjdm,

Good that your mom got all her hours for last week, but hoping she can pick up some more for this week.

A not-too-busy day for me today. I will easily be able to finish up whatever I have to do and FINALLY be caught back up from last weekend. Aaahhh! Such a nice feeling. :)

Have a great day!
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2014 8:21:13 AM

Good Morning Justin,

Midnight, thanks for letting me know.

Justin, if only you could see KHF's basement. I'm afraid to go in there alone. I know I'd get lost never to find my way out.

Your Sunday movie is, Lingering Memories by Karen Bunker.

The song is Marble Halls by Enya.

A couple comments from me. If you have a slower speed, please give it time to load.
Also, I think the movie is a good one on Net Hugs, not Vimeo, but I personally don't care for the song. You may or may not want to turn down/off the sound. There is text for you to read.

Hopefully, you will recall some good memories as you watch.

~peace
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2014 7:09:44 AM

Good morning Justin...mix of sun & cloud with a high of 23°C/73.4°F. Happy to be able to cycle again to work with a low threat of rain. Looking forward to getting through today here & then having 2 weeks off! Have noticed small spots of colour on a few trees here & there. Would appreciate the White Sox letting the Jays win today & take the series. We let you win in Toronto! Have a good day.
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2014 5:00:36 AM

Good morning Justin!

TUrtLE, Saw your freeze thaw microwave answer. Thank you.

Then Jan and you are good pals? Can you please link a pic of Jan? Can only remember Jackie.

What happened with the monthly eating at each of your homes? Like Freschetta Supreme pizza on sale for $4 w/broccoli, spinach and extra cheese added.

Dinner w/the sisters and bowling afterward sounds nice. Gather there is no candlepin lanes in your area. Do you play miniature golf? It there a hard ball pitching machine and batting cage in your area? Planning on attending any more Sox games this year?

Have lots of Q's, looking for answers. : )

Hope Jackie can give your mom some hours in your store. Enjoyed reading of your day(s) at work and seeing your pix.

Went out after my posts in the morning to cover the containers of scent. There was mist/light rain. A trace of .01 in was rec'd.

Returned inside to watch an episode of "Lost Girl" and lie down for a while. Was drained from the 1 AM wake up. Tried to sleep, could not. Took a walk in the gardens to see the flowers, fruit, and plants.

Played some land and air battles w/the three species on StarCraft: Brood War. Hoped the lawn would dry out to mow. It did not. Went to the Recycling Center, P.O. and then to Shaw's.

Passed on the $7.99 large cooked shrimp 41-50 per lb., 14 oz. Visited my pal the meat mgr in Whitefield to see if there were any big deals. None, even hamburger increased by 30¢.

The main office told him to increase the meat prices. All meat, poultry, and seafood prices have increased by 33% in the last few months. Am glad my freezer is well stocked food.

Decided against driving to WM just to price shrimp. Nothing else wasme. needed. Figured it is $7 just to drive there and return home. Will think of other items needed to make a trip worthwhile.

Boiled in the microwave ⅓ lb of linguine, drained well, a pour of evoo, diced garlic, Mrs Dash, a half can of cream of mushroom soup, with thick slices of cooked baby bella and broccol added to the pasta.

It went well with a part of a chicken breast. Will have it for 4-6 more meals.

Rain early in the afternoon drove my inside. Nice to get caught up with paperwork and some light house cleaning.

Civil twilight is 5:19 AM EDT. Night is 8:19 PM.

Sunrise: 5:51 AM. Set: 7:48 PM.

Length of day: 14h 57m. Length of visible light: 15h 59m. Tomorrow will be 2m 47s shorter.

The temp is 54° (12°C), the high is to be 66° (19°C), w/a 50% chance of rain now in overcast skies.

Have a splendid day!

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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2014 8:16:54 PM


Good Afternoon Attitash!

At least I know that you don't have me on Ignore like Justin has.

Thanks for getting an answer from the Mods about my situation.

Hopefully we'll finally get rid of akbear90.

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attitash
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2014 7:19:42 PM

A very busy day with no lunch or GB time! Cool with rain starting in the afternoon. Knew of the coming rain & took the car to work. Sure hope your White Sox are kinder to my Jays this evening! Have a good night.
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2014 6:26:40 PM

Justin....still dealing with health issues here....looks like you had fun on the boat!

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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2014 4:02:51 PM

Hi Justin - Your store seems to be beautifully clean and spaciously laid out. Very enticing for a shopper.

So sorry to hear about your mom getting cut from produce even before Labor Day. Prayers that a good schedule can be worked out for her between the two stores.

I have no garage, but I have a detached, little, tiny, three room house that I use for tools, hay, etc and then my basement. Oh my, my basement! It is 3 rooms and the middle room is OK but the back room with the furnace, laundry and huge freezer has cabinets and shelves, as well as the floor, full of kitchen & household supplies. The front room has a huge, antique pool table that one cannot see for all the stuff piled under and on top of it. All around the room, stuff is stacked up in boxes and such, as well. I pick away at it off and on, but never seem to make much progress. At least half the stuff on and around the pool table is presents for my family and friends. I never have to shop at present giving times. I just go down and shop in my basement.
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2014 2:50:22 PM

Hi Justin, enjoy the last of your summer days before school resumes. Most of the school districts around here already started school this week, but these also finished before Memorial Day. My neighborhood schools were open until mid June, so they don't start until August 25. It's hard for the local library and Parks & Rec Dept. to plan summer programs when the school schedules vary so much.

My doctor allowed me to return yesterday to the gym after 3 months off. Although I scaled back both my routine and the weights I lifted, I am still very sore today. Next week I'll go 2 days at the gym and two with my trainer and then will resume my regular schedule after Labor Day.

It's not yet noon and it's already 93 degrees, so I'll be staying inside reading and writing cards to our soldiers today. Enjoy your afternoon.
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2014 11:54:43 AM

Hi again Justin,

Adding that we are very lucky that the one ice cream place is that inexpensive. The others are not. The child's cone is larger than any regular single scoop cone I have seen elsewhere.

I see, soft serve. Okay, in a pinch, ouch!

Hopefully your mom can get more hours, perhaps bagging or in some other area in either of the two stores. I know you'll do your best for her.

Glad to hear you were catching up on your Zzzzzzzzzzz's.
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2014 11:09:05 AM

Good morning, everyone!

Today’s Pictures:
All Relaxed

Cool Display

Before heading into work yesterday, I ran a quick errand. Then I worked 3 pm - 11 pm, in grocery. Since Jan was closing in the office, I got to go on both of my breaks with her. :) Yesterday was her last day and she is now on vacation!

For the first couple of hours of my shift, Billy, Keith, and I stocked items from the load. Then I worked on stocking items from the paper backstock. I started facing the store around 6:30 pm. When I got to Aisle 10, Mom came in to buy a couple of things from our 2 day sale. She said that she was told that Produce needed to cut 60 hours. Mom was cut completely from Produce. She said that she checked other people’s schedules and saw that most were only cut a day. She did get one day bagging, an 8 hour shift. Since she only has 8 hours next week, I told her to talk with Jackie on Monday to see if she could be used at my store in the future.

For the rest of the night I continued facing the store. One point I had to help up front for 15 minutes! We ended up being up almost 20% from projections and last year’s levels. After Aisle 4, I went to go fill the milk.

After work, I made round steak with green peppers, onions, and mushrooms for dinner. Mom made the corn-on-the-cob. After the tasty dinner, I went to sleep for about 7.5 hours. This morning, I called the radio station to give my gas prediction. Mom is working 9 am - 5 pm, bagging.

KHF, thanks for your comments about my pics! lol, the next big project would be the basement. That will take a LONG time to get that cleaned up! I agree with you completely about school books being obscenely priced.

Farful, how was the BBQ? You’re welcome for sharing the pics!

Midnight, thanks for your comments on my pics! Did you see TUrtLE’s answer about the pizza? And sure, I can afford a $3 pizza. :) You’re welcome for answering your question! I know Marija mentioned that she had a coupon for bowling. Definitely would go out to dinner somewhere. Glad that you woke up from your nap early and still had lots of day left. Haha, nice to keep a plastic knife in the car for those kind of emergencies.

TUrtLE, thanks for your comment on my pic! That’s a good deal at your local ice cream shop. A double scoop cone was $3.95 for me. Pretend ice cream is the stuff that McDonald’s serves. ;) Another 48 hour work week, so the paycheck will be pretty big again. Next week I’m scheduled 40 hours, which I’m perfectly fine with. Very happy to say that I’m off next Sunday, which is the day before I go back to school. I was sleeping in, so I wasn’t on the radio.

trugasCA, thanks for your comment on my pic! I enjoyed both being out on the lake and returning back to land. :) Sorry to hear about the problems about Bella. I do appreciate the update. Hopefully the owner won’t give up on giving the meds. :/

Good day!
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2014 10:08:57 AM

More problems for Bella my friends dog.. She is only 4 or 5 years old. The bloodwork showed another problem above the chronic lung problem, and the liver disease, now she has a kidney infection. Owner has to give 2 amoxicillin a day and she says the dog wont take pills even with some pill cap? Anyway they gave her first at the vets, and then she crushed up the second into some spaghetti baby food. I don't think that's a good idea as l imagine it is bitter and the dog took 2 or three bites and quit. She was using a spoon to feed her. l suggested she put it on her finger, she said no, she won't eat anymore, so l got up and took it and put some on my finger and the dog licked it off, and continued to do so until it was all gone. I had told owner, to fool her by not putting her food in a doggie dish. Make it look like it is people food and she would be able to feed her from her hands just like she usually gets her treats. I am fearful she will just give up on giving the meds, as she did the liver medication. Bella is so much better in strength etc.
With the electrolyts, and nausea shot and baby food, and now the anti-biotic. I have hopes for her to continue IF she is fed properly.
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2014 8:42:08 AM

Good Morning Justin.

I don't know if Midnight saw either of our comments to him about the pizzas. He'll find out what happens if he heats it in the microwave.

Nothing beats "real" ice cream. I love that our local ice cream place only charges $1.50 for a child's cone that is LARGE. BTW, what is "pretend" ice cream?

Pizza and watermelon, a good combo!

WTG on that large paycheck. Makes all those hours worthwhile, doesn't it.

Were you on the radio this morning?

Enjoy your day.
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2014 3:53:23 AM

Good morning Justin!

Will give the captain plenty of credit to be able to navigate in open water at night and return back to the same pier. Not like a road to stay between the lines.

Quite the figure in your check this week. Are you buying the pizza?

Many thanks for the 53k est of your new store size. Can imagine the vastness of the sales floor.

Hope the gals and you can have one final outing before college begins. Any ideas of what you wish to do?

Glad you linked to the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and your mom and you attended Mass. Very good things are going well. Yes, PTL!

Woke up at 1 AM yesterday, did my rounds, watched an episode of Law and Order, then took a 90 minute nap. Was nice and refreshed when it was noticed that the time was 7 AM. Lots of day left.

Went outside to pick up the remaining sticks and branches the storm had left the other day. Had done only half the property the day before. Made a good size pile that will be super for kindling.

The battery was installed in the Neon. Nice to see the dome light come on and the ding sound that the door was open. Turned the key and it did not crank. Will have my buddy's son looks at the two possible causes this w/e.

The lawn was so wet from dew the night before it sparkled in the sun. Decided to go for a drive and allow the sun and wind to dry the grass. Headed for the P.O. and rec'd some bills with lots free cc offers.

Went to Shaws for their Wicked Awesome 3 Day w/e sale. Saw cooked large shrimp for $7.99 41-50 per lb., 14 oz. bag. Will compare that to WM prices during the w/e.

Did find two excellent deals. Capicola (Spicy Hot Italian ham) was on sale for just $2.99 a lb. Both both pkgs that were discounted, as they were the near ends of the loaf and sliced.

Saw a loaf of Scala bread that expires today marked down to $1.50 a one pound loaf. Had a plastic knife in the car just for these emergencies. Cut off two slabs of that soft tender bread and made a fabulous cold cut sammie.

Was going to visit my pal at his store in Whitefield. Then changed my mind to go to Sullivan's Greenhouses. Talked to the young gal who was met two weeks ago.

Bought 6 pint (4") perennials of 2 each of Rudbeckia-hirta, Echinacea-magnus, and Blanket flower (gaillardia grandiflora). Returned home, put the food away , then prepared and planted the perennials.

They are in the 24-30" and 30-36" size when matured in three years. Easily worth the $7.50 paid for all 6. Mowed half the more difficult half of the lawn, then returned inside for a treat of grapes.

Civil twilight is 5:18 AM EDT. Night is 8:21 PM.

Sunrise: 5:50 AM. Set: 7:50 PM.

Length of day: 14h 59m. Length of visible light: 15h 02m. Tomorrow will be 2m 45s shorter.

The temp is 53° (12°C), the high is to be 71° (22°C), in partly cloudy skies w/lots of sun.

Have a tremendous day!

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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2014 12:06:46 AM


Good Night Justin!

Here is a little more about Tom.

I went up twice this morning. Once with my truck very early and once later in my Space Shuttle. The Sheriff was there the second time and he was glad to see me again since he was the first respondent. He had gotten a call from Tom's neighbor saying that they had seen a white truck and were just checking around. That was me of course. It's good to have good neighbors. My neighbor Ruben checks on us almost daily.

The last time I saw papers pile up for a couple of days I went in and saw him sleeping around noon. I woke him up and he swore at me and told me never to wake him again and I never have.

His wife had a key to our house. Now nobody does but my boys know where there is a key hidden. We were just talking tonight to give a key to Ruben because he checks our place almost every day whether we're gone or not.

His daughter came about 6 o'clock and Kathie talked to her. I want to talk to her there tomorrow about a few things. He has an almost new log splitter that he has used very little and the tires are shot. About six months ago I asked him if he would sell it to me and he said he'll think about it. Now I will ask his daughter.

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Farful
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2014 11:47:52 PM

Good night jjdm and All!
 
jj, Thank you! Hope to visit the dealership and have some BBQ tomorrow.
 
Thought you snapped some great photos of the pier and skipper! Thank you for sharing.
 
TGIF!
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KHF
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2014 10:52:29 PM

Hi Justin - Beautiful shot of the pier at night. Katie’s dad really looks like a skipper and like he really enjoys sailing.

You and your mom are really going to town on the garage. If you run out of piled up places to clean out, I have lots here I could use help with. It is hard to get motivated when I am the only one here. It is easy to keep putting things off.

Good that you keep a close check on the air in your tires. Many do not and it is a major way to save on gas and also make the tires last longer. Rotating tires regularly is another way to extend the life of your tires.

Yes, that bigger check will really come in handy because school books are obscenely priced these days.
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jjdm
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2014 2:03:38 PM

Good afternoon, everyone!

Today’s Pictures:
The Pier at Night

Hello to Katie’s Dad

After composing my update yesterday, I took a nap that lasted about 1.5 hours. When I woke up, Mom and I did some cleaning in the garage for about 45 minutes. Later on in the evening, I went over to Ian’s house and spent the evening with him.

We stopped at Bubble’s, a local ice cream shop, to get some ‘real’ ice cream. It was pricer, but worth it! After the ice cream treat, we went back to his house and watched some TV while chatting. Overall, it was a fun night catching up with my pal Ian!

I only got about 6 hours of sleep that night since Mom and I went to church at 7:30 am. We went to church since it was The Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. From church, Mom went to work since she was scheduled 9 am - 5 pm. She is suppose to do fruit cutting for the first 4 hours and then bag for the last 4 hours of her shift.

After church, I came back home and went to sleep for about 1.5 hours. When I got up, I got ready and cleaned out the ice box in my freezer. The dispenser was no longer dispensing ice due to the bottom of the ice box being covered completely in solid ice. After cleaning it out, I tested it and now I am able to get ice from my dispenser. :))

From there, I went to Al’s to get my large paycheck (50.75 hours). Made me happy to see all of that money after working all of those hours. Truly a blessing and I know the money will come in handy for bills and for school expenses (books). Once I got home, I filled the air in my tires since the air pressure was low. After doing that task, I ate a bowl of cereal and then sorted through my money.

KHF, glad you enjoyed both shots of the draw bridge! Thank you for the continued prayers for my Mom.

HappyHiker, how wonderful that you were able to spend a week on the Northern California coast. Congrats on going on your first hike in 3 months! 6+ miles doesn’t sound short to me. ;) Good that you were able to resume your volunteer job after your nice vacation.

Dino72, thanks for your comment on my pic! Glad you enjoyed both shots of the draw bridge! Most kids live on that food. Thanks for sharing this jukebox selection and the background info. First time hearing of this. Interesting that this music video used puppets instead of the actual band members!

Farful, thanks for your comment on my pic! Mmmm, enjoy the free BBQ!

MusicTeacher, thanks for your comment on my pic! I have been in stopped traffic waiting for this bridge many times in the past. Now I was on the other side for a change! Usually when the deli chicken is on sale, we take advantage of the deal! You’re welcome for all of the encouraging words! Enjoy your vacation and I look forward to your update!

Midnight, thanks for your comments on my pic! No, I have never tried hamburger with a touch of onion soup mix. TUrtLE answered your question about the cooked pizza. :) Yes, life is going well for the both of us. PTL! When I went to Al’s to get my paycheck, I stopped and saw the Manager. I asked him about the sq ft of this store. He said that the old store was 30,000 sq ft and the people at corp told him that his new store would be almost double the size. So Gary made the estimate that our current store is 53,000 sq ft in size. As for your other question, school starts on the 25th. Marija will be returning from Macedonia on Monday and Ana has been back from her honeymoon for a week+, so hopefully all of us can get together one time before school starts. Good that your power quickly came back on. Quite the storm you had. Nice that you were able to get some deals at the market. Low cost of living, now that is always pleasant! ;)

TUrtLE x2, the pizza that I know she loves is Albano’s pizza. I think we have brought her some of that in the past. Oh, and she likes a taco from there too. :) Hmmm, next time I see her I will ask and see if she is in the mood for either. Yes, I will gladly have a slice of the watermelon. Thank you. Looks like lots are enjoying it! Yes, a small world indeed!

attitash, thanks for your comments on my pics! Pizza tasted fine to me!

trugasCA, hopefully little Bella is doing alright. I’m glad my pics was able to bring back some memories for you. :)

Good day!
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2014 10:33:14 AM

Justin, my grandma lived in the Alameda that Trugas mentioned. Also, brings back many memories for me.
Small world, as the saying goes.

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Mudsprings
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2014 10:19:06 AM


Good Morning Justin!

Yesterday afternoon I went over to check on my friend Tom since his newspapers had been piling up down by the street. I walked up to the house and the door was wide open and the TV was on. I found him lying dead in the hallway. It was not a pretty sight since we calculated that he died on Saturday which was also his wedding anniversary. He was about two years older than me and his wife who died from cancer four years ago was five year younger than me. Kathie contacted his daughter in the Sacramento area and she contacted her brother in the LA area. We also drove around and talked to all the neighbors that knew him.

TUrtLE,

I agree with you. Do NOT reheat in the microwave. I use my toaster oven for the slice of the day, too.

I love your pictures. Especially the one of the kitty eating watermelon. Thanks for the watermelon for each of us.

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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2014 9:49:23 AM

So sad about little Bella as l love her like my own. Only way l could get any quick action was to offer to pay the vet visit. She is very sick and the owner says "OH my paints don't have fumes" and "I don't give her many treats" ..the xrays show chronic lung compromised from Something! and they did get her to eat baby food. Finally. Bloodwork will tell more today.

I have memories about bridges opening too. Alameda is an island where l lived , surrounded by bridges. Brings back memories.
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2014 9:27:54 AM

Good morning Justin....cloudy day with on & off light drizzle so far. 40% chance of morning showers dropping to 20% chance this afternoon. Able to cycle to work dry. High of 20°C/68°F. Fantastic pizza deal! Taste ok? Have a great day.
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2014 8:10:19 AM

Good Morning Justin.

Midnight, cooked pizzas freeze fine. Do NOT reheat in the microwave. I use my toaster oven for the slice of the day.

Great pics, once again.

Ya mean you didn't share your pizza with grandma? Does she eat pizza?

May your day go well and your weekend, even better.

It's Friday on a summer's day so it must time to bring on the watermelon.

Agreeing with me are
the tortoises.
a dog.
a pair of ducks.
guinea pigs.
a raccoon.
take a look at kitty.

Now, do you want some, too?
Help yourself. Watermelon for each of you.

Yummy Friday!
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2014 4:38:34 AM

Good morning Justin!

A medium cheese pizza at Domino's for $3. Am in, will take 4 of them. Not sure if cooked pizza freezes well. Will give it a shot and learn.

Like your days at work. Like to read that the store is neat, making money, and keeping you and the others are keeping busy. It is great you get to order the stock.

Super you mom visited and got to see you order. Very glad that she is well and life is going very well for her, and you also. Nice you are getting some good sleeping done.

Great Katie stocks lots of cold beer on the boat! Would say your store answer on a customer forgetting an item(s) was very detailed. Have the picture of the store's policy.

If you could remember to ask the mgr what sq ft the store is it will have answered all my Q's, except one... When does college begin?

The ISS orbits twice 9:09/10:45 tonight and tomorrow night 8:20/9:46 in some areas.

At 5 AM my power went off yesterday morning. Phoned the Public Service Company of New Hampshire to tell the Co that my power went off. A pre-recorded message stated many communities surrounding me had no electricity.

Decided to go back to sleep with the power returning in 10 minutes. The quickest it returned in many years.

The rain rec'd Wednesday peaked at 4:30 PM with .40" an hour falling. The wind gust reached 18 mph (28 km/h). The rain rec'd was an inch. Went outdoors to see the rugged cherry tree 16' from the house split off and tipped over.

Saw many branches and tips of trees blown on my lawn, the mtn road, and on the hwy on the way to Littleton. Two trees that were across the highway were removed earlier with debris and sawdust piles from chainsaws present.

At Big Papa's Market (prices and photos) brought were giant cantaloupes $1.75 ea, pints of raspberries $1.67, tomatoes $1 a lb, 5 lbs of carrots are $2.75, and broccoli crowns $1.38.

Also bought were limes 5/$1, lemons 3/$2, oranges 50¢ ea, green beans $1.18 a lb, cilantro $1.33, parsley $1, spinach $3 a lb, and baby bellas $2.25 for 10 oz.

Temps have been in the mid 60's (C) all week sunny w/ just 2 days of rain. Love these temps the best, unlike places with temps of 102° (39°C), such as bloody Fresno has — each and every day.

Love the mild temps of New England, the congenial country folks, livin' so wonderfully rural, and down to Earth, andthe lower cost of living that is so pleasing.

Often am reminded of "The Good Life", (a movie and TV series), it is a philosophical term for the life that one would like to live, originally associated with Aristotle.

Civil twilight is 5:17 AM EDT. Night is 8:23 PM.

Sunrise: 5:49 AM. Set: 7:51 PM.

Length of day: 14h 02m. Length of visible light: 15h 05m. Tomorrow will be 2m 45s shorter.

The temp is 50° (10°C), the high is to be 65° (18°C), w/a 40% chance of rain now in overcast skies.

Have a delightful day!

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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2014 3:26:31 AM

Good Evening, Justin ♩ That is awesome your workplace is flexible to your Sunday mornings at Church. If I were to take a non-music career, my dream career #2 would at least give me Sunday mornings off for Church, or even better yet, Sundays completely off from work!

That is good your day yesterday at work went well with doing an errand and visiting your Grandma with your Mom, before you went to work in the evening. How nice that you got some takeout dinner from your workplace's Deli Department! That is good your day off from work today went well with errands and watching a movie on your DVR. Yes, I read your full updates here!

Thank you for your encouraging words for my day yesterday at the Prayer Meeting with Mindy and one of her Sons, and for how we helped out Pastor Adonis by taking Carin with us for a few hours while we we did our Camping errands, so that Pastor Adonis could visit Juanita's hurting Son. Yes, the three of us enjoyed our brief time together while we took care of Carin for Pastor Adonis and his Wife!

You're welcome for the comments on your pictures! So glad work is going well for you, and I pray the same will happen for your Mom after Labor Day regarding work.

You're welcome for the interesting Good Night pictures! This week I featured camping scenes, since I am camping between August 15-17. Like last year, I will not be able to make GB rounds during my time away at Church Youth Camp, but I do invite you to read the Saturday afternoon (evening) brief update without pictures that I will post during my brief time of free WI-Fi access, and post your messages at my Studio. After I return home on Sunday evening and settle down from my Camping weekend, then I will be able to resume my GB rounds again.

Thankfully my Thursday went well as I shared at my Studio with a picture.

Good Night!
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