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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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Dino72
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 11:26:10 PM

Good evening Justin

Hope you had a great Labor day weekend, laboring or not.

The weekend seen our first weekend of high school football season. All three public schools in Wood County were victorious. Tyler Consolidated was not losing to one of those Wood County schools, Williamstown High School by a score of 30-7. I was talking to a friend of mine about how the season is going to be and I said it's way too early to get a read on the season. Of course, I've always been a firm believer that on any given day, any team can suit up and beat their opponent. Basketball legend Michael Jordan said "It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog."

With the first of September, the footballs fly and the Fall league at the Elite center starts up with Emily taking to the hardwood again. This time around with a new coach. She said the new league starts this week with a game this weekend.

Muggy evening. Temps in the mid 70s. Welcome to September.
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 5:45:07 PM

Thanks JJDM l wondered if they were fully dressed. Goodness back in the 40's the car hops on roller skates wore short flared shorts. I am not adverse to that. But you are probably right, the atmosphere is not conducive to a lunch bunch. some might get a kick out of it tho. I myself just want peaceful surroundings with no loud music. to visit.
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Farful
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 12:31:47 PM

Good morning jjdm and All!
 
jj, You are making me hungry! Those sandwiches sure look delicious.
 
New Sam's credit card has a chip in it. Found out that it takes longer to use U-scan now. Even had to have help from cashier to get it to work. First I need to hand scan card with hand held scanner then place the end of it in the U-scan while scanning purchases. After that I have to wait and wait.
 
Have a safe Labor Day!
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MadDogUSMC
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 11:23:09 AM

Hey Justin! Hope all is well! Got to Oklahoma late last night. With all the rain in Kentucky and Tennessee, it took me a few hours longer! It was nuts! Happy Labor Day to you and everyone else!
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 7:53:46 AM

Good Morning Justin,
I have yesterday's tea that I'm enjoying this morning. Thank you.
Great on the increased hours for the week for your mom.
You sound like you are really busy as usual. Good idea to space out your homework over this long weekend. Hope you have some time today to spend with friends, unless you are working all day at Al's. If so, you can visit there, hopefully.

It has been so quiet here the last few days. I sent @(*0*)@, @(o)@ and @(e)@ to California in a Turtle taxi to visit their grandma, KHF.

Here is a photo of them in grandma's tree that I took on one of our prior visits. Shelly was with them then, but this visit she stayed home in OR to keep me company.

Riley on the right was excited because he likes to climb trees and now he had someone to climb with him
The other kitty pictured is Chloe.

Here we have Carly, Gideon and Odie. The Boys hadn't met Odie yet.

Let's not forget about Eve.

Grandma KHF sure had a houseful this weekend.

@(*0*)@, @(o)@ and @(e)@ will be returning home sometime later today.

Happy Labor Day!
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attitash
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 6:23:04 AM

Good morning Justin...phone rang at 11PM last evening for a shift at work today. Unable to say no to double time. Working 0900-2100. Have a great Labour Day.

[Edited by: attitash at 9/1/2014 6:25:51 AM EST]
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 4:31:36 AM

Good morning Justin!

Thank you for the detailed description of the gals at Hooters. Would have at least peeped in the bar area and looked at the gals. Will we see your meals at Hooters like we saw at The Tree House?" Want to visit both places.

Great that your mom visits her mom often. Nice that you could visit your grandmom also.

Remember that Unions created easier working conditions for all workers. Once a 100 y/a a family would live w/their boss and all would work 16 hours days. Including young children. Slave labor.

Collective bargaining, benefits, and the 8 hour workday were created. Labor Day was promoted by the Central Labor Union and the Knights of Labor, who organized the first parade in New York City.

After the Haymarket Massacre, which occurred in Chicago on May 4, 1886, U.S. President Grover Cleveland feared that commemorating Labor Day on May 1 could become an opportunity to commemorate the affair.

Following the deaths of a number of workers at the hands of the U.S. military and U.S. Marshals during the Pullman Strike, the U. S. Congress unanimously voted to approve rush legislation that made Labor Day a national holiday; President Grover Cleveland signed it into law a mere six days after the end of the strike.

Thus, in 1887, it was established as an official holiday in September to support the Labor Day that the Knights favored.

8 hours of work, 8 hours of play, and 8 hours of sleep is the Labor Union's view of a work day.

Glad your mom has 32 hours this week. Also happy for you that you be the Sunday store mgr beginning next Sunday. Congratulations!

Enjoyed a most restful Sunday. Passed on mowing the lawn for some catch up w/inside cleaning. Caught upon paperwork, relaxed and watched some TV series on Netflix. Also saw on PBS "Ask This Old House"

Then it was time to water the fruit and flowers. We had a trace of rain overnight. The walkway had the color moist with dampness and the cars had droplets on them. It rained lightly for some hours later at 2 PM.

Walked to the foot of the drive, looked and listened. Nothing but the forest tree up and down the mtn. Only the occasional rustle of leaves were heard in the 2.5 mph (4 km h) gust of wind.

Did notice the ferns and brackens of the forest on my 15 acres are getting yellow and brown. Lots of leaf tips also are turning color. Autumn arrives here in three short weeks.

This is the big w/e of the 144th Annual Lancaster State Fair. Tens of thousands each day will go to this agricultural fair to take in the harvest exhibits, tractor pulls, monster trucks, the games of the Midway, rides, and the grandstand shows.

New this year is wrestling; pro men's bouts, including women matches, and tag teams. Video clip is at the bottom of the above link. Staying home to avoid the traffic crowds, R&R, and chase rabbits out of the property.

Listened to the afternoon baseball game on the internet. Picked two red tomatoes. Then washed the cars in the 3 hours of light rain.

Civil twilight is 5:38 AM EDT. Night is 8:52 PM.

Sunrise: 6:08 AM. Set: 7:22 PM.

Length of day: 13h 13m. Length of visible light: 14h 13m. Tomorrow will be 2m 59s shorter.

The temp is 65° (18°C), the high is to be 81° (27°C) in clear skies.

Have a pleasant day!

              : )
 

[Edited by: MidnightSun at 9/1/2014 4:39:50 AM EST]
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Silverhand
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 12:11:40 AM

Hello, Justin!

Sunday funnies:
For Better or For Worse
Pickles
Agnes
Wizard of Id

Have a great week!
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KHF
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2014 11:27:42 PM


Hi Justin - Those Tree House sandwiches really look delicious. The thought of your lobstermania sale makes me feeling hungry for a nice boiled lobster. It has been a long time and I do love them.

Wow! That is a lot of hours for your mother. That is very good, but does she get tired?

Of course you need not respond to all our comments. You have to take care of first things first.
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jjdm
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2014 1:16:53 PM

Good afternoon, everyone!

Today’s Pictures:
My Meal

Mom’s Meal

On Thursday, I worked 2:30 pm - 9:30 pm, doing both cashiering and bagging. This was the first time in months that I just cashiered and bagged. Oh well, I get paid the same no matter what I do!

On Friday, I worked 3 pm - 11 pm, in grocery. In addition to our regular duties, Isaac and I had a few extra tasks to complete due to Lobstermania taking place the next morning. We had to bring the supplies out and we had to stock the bread. We also got to see the live lobsters. I made sure to take a few pics! Mom worked 11 am - 7 pm, up at Barney’s.

On Saturday, I worked 12:15 pm - 9:15 pm up at Barney’s. They needed extra help and I came up there to do grocery. It was nice to be able to work with Rev. Kevin (who did a 12 hour shift that day). Main thing I did was work through back stock during the first part of my shift and faced the store with Rev. Kevin the second part. Mom was working that day, so I saw her there a few times.

This morning, Mom and I went to church at 7:30 am. Today Mom is working 11 am - 7 pm, up at Barney’s. I asked Mom about her schedule next week and she said that she is the only bagger up at Barney’s next week. Everyone else got cut or moved to another store. Mom has 32 hours next week!

Later in the morning, I went to visit Grandma and catch up with her. Due to Mom working, she did not come with. However, she has been seeing Grandma every other day.

Each day, I’ve been working on homework trying to get some done each day so I don’t have it all piled up on Tuesday night. I have no school on Monday due to it being Labor Day.

Due to the increase in workload and the same amount of work hours, my time on GB will continue to be limited. I’ll try to stop in every few days. :)

Please know that I continue to read your messages here daily whenever I get a break in my day.

I’m only responding to a few select today, but I do read ALL of your messages.

MusicTeacher, thanks for your thoughtful reply here and for your update on your first day on the job! I read the full details. :) I do appreciate that you stopped by to leave your message here. Great to hear that your first day went well. I’m glad you found it to be very exciting and pleasant! That is very important. Happy to hear that our prayers have been answered! God bless you and your family.

Midnight, correct, I’ll be acting manager on Sunday’s (starting next Sunday). The food we had, the wings and fried pickles, tasted good! Plus, I ordered the all-you-can-eat, so that is always nice. They did do a fine job of hiring all babes for their waitresses and hostess. The waitresses wear skimpy clothing (a t-shirt and short shorts). As for the bar, I don’t know. Since I’m not 21, I can’t sit in that type of area. I do know you’d enjoy dining at this restaurant.

TUrtLE, it might also take me and my friends 4.5 years to finish up. Depends on if we are doing summer courses. Either way, I would have worked 8 hours on Sunday. That’s why I’m trying to do some of my homework each day.

trugasCA, the waitresses do wear skimpy clothing (a t-shirt and short shorts). The food is good, though, I’m not sure if your lunch bunch would care for the atmosphere.

attitash, welcome back from vacation!

Good day!
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2014 12:08:32 PM

jjdm
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attitash
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2014 11:29:01 AM

Good morning Justin....after much debate I decide to do some laundry & hang it outside to dry. Clouds with a 30-40% chance of rain through most of the day. Radar looks ok so took the chance. High of 27°C/80.6°F feeling like 35°C/95°F with humidity. Will watch the Jays vs Yankees ball game & keep an eye on the weather. Have a great day.
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2014 8:54:52 AM

Good morning, jjdm,

Have a great day!
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2014 7:20:01 AM

Good Morning Justin,
{{{hugs}}}

Your Sunday movie is, A Lifetime Wish For You. by Jacqueline Ramm.

The song is "I Will Be Here For You" by Michael W. Smith.

Note that there is text to read as well as the background vocal song. You may find it easier to choose one or the other. There is a final frame after the credits.

May you be blessed!
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2014 3:46:46 AM

Good morning Justin!

Also want to know about Hooters. Is it all show? Is the food, all of it, any good. Are there any babes as waitresses? What about the maître d'? Also the bartender? Want to know the real story. Have never been to a Hooters.

Enjoyed another episode of "Criminal Minds." Have become a big fan quickly. Watch this show first over my other faves such as "Lost Girl," "Everyone Loves Raymond" "CSI," "Law and Order," etc. It has the impact that is enjoyed in a police themed series.

Laid down to take a nap. Don't think sleep was actually achieved. Did rest my mind and body for nearly 90 minutes. That counts for at least relaxation.

Played some hours of StarCraft: Brood War. Humanity soon becomes caught in a war between the Protoss and the Zerg, which culminates with the death of the Zerg leader, the Overmind, on the Protoss homeworld of Aiur.

StarCraft: Brood War is a real time strategy game still praised even today as one of the best games in history. The original site.

Loaded up the Dart w/recyclables. Could have delayed the ride, wanted to rid the accumulating glass, tin cans, and paper products. Did not notice what the featured free item(s) were. It was at 10 AM.

Took the ride to Whitefield. Wanted to see my pal the meat mgr. He took the long w/e off. No deals again this w/e. Can see all that stores prices are inching up.

The Corp Office which is an oil Company in VT has sent all 14 stores a memo that profits are down and to raise prices. This is according to the deli mgr. Can see all the retail prices increasing. 93% lean hamburger is now $4.99 a lb.

Returned home to sit in the sun and enjoy the serenity of this area. The temp climbed to 77, a 56% humidity and a wonderful 49° (9.4°C) dew point.

Also enjoyed watching the flowers, butterflies, hummers, and the yellow jackets landing and taking off from the last cairn in my property. They remind me of the jets on a carrier going and returning from patrol.

Civil twilight is 5:37 AM EDT. Night is 8:54 PM.

Sunrise: 6:07 AM. Set: 7:24 PM.

Length of day: 13h 16m. Length of visible light: 14h 16m. Tomorrow will be 2m 56s shorter.

The temp is 59° (15°C), the high is to be 76 (24°C). Chance of T-storms, 50% chance of rain.

Have a splendid day!

              : )
 


[Edited by: MidnightSun at 8/31/2014 3:47:38 AM EST]
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Joisygal
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 10:32:32 PM

Hi thre! Hope you can enjoy the holiday weekend!!
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attitash
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 2:46:32 PM

Good afternoon Justin...a struggle to drive home from Ottawa. Busy roads on the holiday weekend. Normal 3 hour trip took close to 5 hours. Good to be home! Had a super getaway! Mix of sun & cloud with a high of 27°C/80.6°F. Have a great day.
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Farful
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 1:39:43 PM

Good afternoon jjdm and All!
 
jj, That is great that you are learning about accounting. I am sure that it will be a big help at your job and if you eventually have your own business. I earned an accounting degree in 1974. Did not follow up with an accounting job offer I had back then though.
 
Happy Labor Day weekend!
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 10:48:34 AM

Unless l ask a specific question, do not worry about responding to what l say. Now l have a question....LOL. Tell me what your experience was at Hooters. I know the wings are good, but how was the atmosphere and were the waitresses fully clothed? I suggested to my lunch bunch (all female) to go to ours, but they are fearful that it is just sexy and not food.
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 3:49:19 AM

Good morning Justin!

Please feel free to share more super news when you find the time. Have a busy w/e. Both your mom and you.

Finished my morning rounds yesterday nice and early. That gave me the time to research more info on a new project that is being done. When the time comes to announce the results, my readers will be the first to know.

Got to nap for 90 minutes. It felt Great. Keep getting phone calls from Worldcom Multimedia. It is a 703 area code, created in 1947 in north eastern Virginia just outside of D.C. A quick check discovered the Co registered on 14-03-1995 in India.

The New Delhi based company's Corporate Identification Number (CIN) is U74899DL1995PLC066369. The registration number is 066369. The company's official address is A 42/F DDA FLATS MUNIRKA New Delhi, India 110067. It is Not opportunity calling.

In a dozen calls this summer, my answering machine never had a message from them. No need for me to ever answer my phone. Keep my phone always the ringer switched off. Do keep a police whistle at the phone to give them an earful, when in the mood.

Drove to town to get some boneless, skinless chicken breast on sale for $1.99 a lb. Also had a weeks worth of mail in my PO box. Returned home to sunny medium blue skies w/a dewpoint of 54° (12°C) and a temp of 70° (21°C). Very pleasing weather.

Wanted to make a cooked stock of a new recipe that is fun and delicious. Have made them on four occasions. Will share the recipe on Tuesday.

After lunch a chair was sat in to create some Vitamin D via the sun. It felt so pleasant with a 2.5 mph (4 kph) breeze. Took a good long look at the unfinished section of the lawn. Then turned the page of my magazine.

Civil twilight is 5:36 AM EDT. Night is 8:56 PM.

Sunrise: 6:06 AM. Set: 7:26 PM.

Length of day: 13h 19m. Length of visible light: 14h 20m. Tomorrow will be 2m 57s shorter.

The temp is 54° (12°C), the high is to be 77 (25°C) in clear skies.

Have a tremendous day!

                : )
 
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 8:17:30 AM

Good Morning Justin,

Thanks for answering my Q about hours. You are spread very thin so I think 12 are fine. It took me 4.5 years for by Bachlors and that included a couple summers of classes. Then back to school for 2 years when I was 40ish for my teaching certificate.

Gads, someone unable to make decisions. Why is he employed there? (you don't have to answer that one.) No Q about you being able to handle it.
BTW, Q. Any problem with you working so many hours on Sunday?

Keep up the good work!


NATIONAL CHERRY TURNOVERS DAY TODAY!

August 28 annually celebrates a food holiday–it is National Cherry Turnovers Day.

Cherry turnovers are a sweet dessert that are a type of pastry made by placing a cherry filling on a piece of dough, folding the dough over, sealing it then either baking it or frying it.

FUN CHERRY FACTS:

Related to plums, peaches and nectarines, cherries are drupes or stone fruits.

Cherries were brought to North America in the 1600's by the English colonists.

There are more than 1,000 varieties of cherries in the United States.

There are an average of 44 cherries in one pound.

Help yourself to a cherry turnover. Take one for your mom, too.

Enjoy a Festive Friday!
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 7:44:04 AM

Good morning, jjdm,

:)

Have a great day!
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 4:24:41 AM

Good morning Justin!

Wonderful you are learning so much. You will use all that you learn. Great to catch up w/your friends and hang together.

Your grandma will be happy that a new season of "Criminal" begins in Oct.

Excellent that you will be working the office and the mgr acknowledged your decision making skills. So you will be the acting mgr on Sunday. Super news!

Finished my rounds early yesterday morn. More gymnastics of Gabby Douglas was watched via youtube. Am awestruck at her exceptional ability. Then took a 90 minute nap to get some needed extra sleep.

Woke up at 5 AM after my nap so that'll tell you when it was nighty night. Watched my first "Leverage," Season 1 Episode 1. The series of 5 years 2008-2012 has the theme of a gang of grifters, hackers and thieves out to settle scores against the rich and powerful. Absolutely the first episode sparked an interest.

Left early for Littleton. So early a side trip on the Fire Road was taken. Had my camera handy and ready to shoot. Hoped to see some wildlife on miles of the remote gravel road.

Bought at the market were 3½ to 4" tomatoes 88¢ a lb, Driscoll's black & raspberries 6 oz for $1.67, Mineola oranges 3/$1, avocados 88¢ ea, giant heads of green leaf lettuce $1.18 ea, cukes 40¢ ea, large eggs $1.98, lemons up to 75¢, limes 5/$1 and 10 oz pkg of baby bella mushrooms are $2.25 ea.

Visited WM for more fat free cottage cheese 1 lb is $2.02. Stocked upon Essential condensed cream of chicken/mushroom 4/$3. Will return to Shaws to get their Wicked Awesome specials this w/e.

Have a new recipe for crispy boneless skinless chicken breasts w/panko bread crumbs cooked in evoo. Garlic added of course. Can be dry or w/added marsala or parmigiano style.

Perfecting the recipe, then will share it. Really liking the way they turn out. The juices are locked in. Wish a 100 of them could be made and shared with everyone in a giant GB bash.

Made an excellent salad w/spinach, tomatoes, yellow and red peppers, mushroom, onions, broccoli, green leaf lettuce with shaved carrots, evoo and cottage cheese on top. Nothing beats a homemade salad.

The temp saw a high of 67° (°C) in mostly blue skies w/a breeze. Went outdoors after dinner in just boots and shorts. Left the few blueberries on the last highbush. Mowed nearly ¼ more of the lawn. My hip was acting up so mowing was stopped.

Civil twilight is 5:35 AM EDT. Night is 8:58 PM.

Sunrise: 6:05 AM. Set: 7:28 PM.

Length of day: 14h 22m. Length of visible light: 15h 23m. Tomorrow will be 2m 57s shorter.

The temp is 52° (11°C), the high is to be 73 (23°C) in clear skies.

Have a delightful day!

              : )
 
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MusicTeacher
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 3:15:24 AM

Good Evening, Justin! ♪ ♫ You are so welcome for me taking the time out of my busy schedules and life to √ out your shared pictures and read your updates as you are able to post them. I enjoy reading about your days at work and now in your Junior year at the University. Thanks for clarifying that you and your friends are taking the same major and minor, as well as matching classes! How fun! When I was a University Student, I was a Music Major in Violin and on my own with scheduling. But there were times when I carpooled to the University with my Brother after he joined in as a University Student two years after I started school. Sometimes University life can get lonely, where you can have days where you go in and out of school without saying hello to someone you know. There were days when I felt anonymous as a Student. It is good you are not in that situation. Enjoy your close friendships. I hope and pray that after you all graduate, you all will be successful businessmen and businesswomen with thriving businesses! Honestly, if I were to live my life all over again, I would have probably double majored in Business and Music. But thankfully things are working out very in my life now in spite of only having a B.A. in Music and not a second major in Business. Praise the Lord! Thanks for the comment on my starting salary. It is great for a start, but I am glad that pay raises are part of the deal.

As you know, I have always loved my dream career of being an Entrepreneur, and have enjoyed my many years as being a freelance Violin and Piano Instructor, Performer, and Employer of other Musicians with my ensemble Southern Cities String Quartet. I also enjoyed a few years of selling Homes as a Realtor between 2003-2005, until the recession started around 2005, and slowed down the housing market. But with the recession, now I have to seek traditional Employment. But I am extremely happy about my new job. Since I know you are busy and don't have time to visit my Studio, I will repost here, so you can read at your own leisure during the Labor Day weekend:

Today starts a new chapter of my life with my new career as the Assistant Store Operations Manager of Keyboard Concepts in Fountain Valley, CA! I work in the Piano Sheet Music Department, and assist the Store Manager with Customers, answering the phones, projects, and other tasks as needed.

This morning I left home at 9:20 AM and ran into heavy traffic due to an accident on the carpool lane to the left, which delayed my commute going to work. I arrived to work at 9:56 AM, just barely on time for the 10:00 AM start time. My new boss Joe greeted me and he started orienting me how to open and close the store, how to run the cash register and credit/debit card machine, how to answer the phones, and other important work details. Part of my duties includes running daily errands for the company as needed, which I did today. We had lots of down time in the morning, so I went through the daily newspaper that the company gets and no one else cares for, and clipped coupons for Labor Day weekend sales.

However one Piano Teacher did come in to buy sheet music and was serviced by the Manager. I serviced the second Piano Teacher with her sheet music purchase. Unfortunately Customer #2 left her debit card behind, so thankfully her name was in the computer and I was able to call arrange to have her Husband pick it, and put it in safekeeping.

Thankfully my new company is lenient regarding using the internet and social media like Facebook, and doing other miscellaneous things as I desire during my down time, as long as I pay attention when Customers come in, do my work as needed when Customers come in, answer the phones when they ring while my Manager Joe is busy with Customers, sign in for incoming shipments, scan piano books into the computer for inventory, place the books on the displays, and so forth.

Here are pictures from my exciting first day at work today. For those who are friends with me on Facebook, you can see the same pictures listed as a big announcement of my "Life Event:"

Me working in the Sheet Music Department, scanning into the computer inventory the newly arrived Piano Music Books and Sheet Music.

First I scan the Piano Book's barcode.

Then I add the number of books into inventory on the computer. My Boss Joe is on the right of this picture, doing his work business. This part of my work was the most tedious and took about 2 hours to complete. We got more piano book shipments than usual because of special orders for Christmas Piano Books.

Me at My New Work Desk! I love it! It is much more spacious than my home work desk.

Me in the Piano Showroom with Many Pianos. My Manager Joe's job is to sell these pianos.

As you can see, I had an awesome time at work! This evening, Joe's Daughter came into work after her day of Jury Duty, to train me further on my new duties as the Assistant Manager. Both Joe and his Daughter want me to master my new job, because Joe will be going on a much needed vacation starting on Tuesday. He states that he has not been on vacation for four years and looks forward to it. I shared with both of them that I just came back from Church Camping in tents, and no longer need to go on vacation for now. They are such an awesome duo to work with, and very friendly! I thank God for giving me awesome Co-Workers! I also met one of the rotating Piano Tuners, and the Housekeeper.

Tonight I left work at 7:23 PM and had a good commute home, with some moderate traffic. I returned back home safely at 7:53 PM and got to work immediately with posting the "Life Event" of my new career as Assistant Manager of Keyboard Concepts on FB, and this update!

I praise and thank God for an exciting first day of work, which ended on a very ♪ high note! Looking forward to learning more about my job, about my company, and about my Co-Workers! I still need to get in touch with Human Resources regarding my benefits, and inquiring into additional job openings, as Mr. & Mrs. Larracas' Son-In-Law, a Computer IT Tech and Pianist, has been unemployed for many years and really needs a job ASAP, since he has a Wife, and Daughter going to college to support. Honestly I think my type of job in another Keyboard Concepts branch would be a perfect fit for him in this recession, and will take his family out of poverty.

Good Night! Praise the Lord for a wonderful first day of work!
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2014 11:21:03 PM

Good evening Justin

Going to Hooter's specifically for the wings. My kind of guy.

Assets - Liabilities = Capital or Owner's Equity

With this week's jukebox tune, I could talk a bit about the artist, mentioning she sang this and acted in the movie of the same name as well as that the song peaked at #4 in 1980. But I'd rather share a story about this song instead.

Going through school there are certain teachers we all hope to have. The "cool teacher" was wanted by everyone, but there were only 25 or so seats in the classroom. I got that cool teacher in 5th grade. It was Lubeck's 5th and 6th grade music teacher Mrs. Enloe. She played piano exceptionally well and knew two popular songs. One was the Oak Ridge Boys' "Elvira" and the other was tonight's jukebox tune. Getting ready to head out to board the bus nearly every evening, you could catch Mrs. Enloe's 5th grade class singing this popular tune from 1980. I still know all the lyrics to this day. Who says music doesn't soothe the savage 5th grader?

I - Irene Cara - "Fame"

Have a good holiday weekend. See you Monday night.
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2014 6:05:33 PM

Hi Justin - It sounds as if your school year is starting off very well. It is so good that you have your three friends following the same courses so you can study and spend time together.

The kudos from the manager on your abilities and reliability as he explained your new schedule are definitely a plus and should help in future promotions. It is good to know you work where competence is recognized.

That patio at the Tree House looks like a lovely place to eat. Maybe next time it will not be raining.

You definitely need to put answering all our comments low down on your priority list. As I said before, family, school. and work are your priorities right now.
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2014 1:47:54 PM

Good afternoon, everyone!

Today’s Pictures:
Outside Seating

Things have been good with me, still a very busy bee! I worked a 3 pm - 11 pm shift in grocery on Tuesday. On Wednesday, I had my second day of school.

In Accounting, we learned about the Accounting Equation and a few other financial reports that an accountant would normally create. I really like how this professor went through examples of each so we could get a feeling of what it was like to work on these problems.

In Information Systems, we learned about how computer systems make businesses more efficient. In Criminal Justice, we learned about the history of crimes over the past 150 years. Lastly, in Business Speech class, we learned about how to make a proper Resume.

After school, Marija, Ana, Aaron, and I decided to hang out and catch up with each other. We ended up going to Hooter’s. I got the all you could eat wings. It was fun catching up with my pals! :)

While shopping with Mom today, the Frozen Manager came up to me. He said that soon he will be working my Tuesday night shift and I will be working his daytime shift on Sunday. He wanted to know what I usually did on that day so he would know.

Wanting to confirm what he said, I went to the Manager and told him what the Frozen Manager said. Gary said that is was true and that he was going to pull me aside and tell me when I worked next. Gary said the reason the switch was due to the Frozen Manager not knowing the Office and how he was unable to make decisions.

So Gary said that I would be the go to guy if there were any problems and how I would be in charge of the store for a few hours on Sunday. That’s pretty sweet and just another stepping stone along my career path.

Due to the increase in workload and the same amount of work hours, my time on GB will continue to be limited. I’ll try to stop in every few days. :)

Please know that I continue to read your messages here daily whenever I get a break in my day.

I’m only responding to a few select today, but I do read ALL of your messages.

MusicTeacher, thanks for reading through my update! BTW, My friends and I are now in our Junior year at IUN! Time sure does fly by! You are correct, we are all in the same Major and Minor. We will continue to take all of our courses together. The starting salary and benefits sound great! I can’t wait to hear how the first day went! Best of luck.

TUrtLE, we are taking 12 credit hours. Don’t have much choice, I also need to work 40 hours. Bills need to be paid.

Midnight, sure sounds fun to have a turbo! Grandma also enjoys the show “Criminal Minds.” I never heard coyotes yipping. Nifty link.

GJ, thanks for the info! Thankfully I don’t have a HP or a Compaq laptop. I have a Lenovo!

Good day!
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2014 10:05:46 AM

Good that all is going well and you are getting situated in classes etc. Miss you.
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2014 8:18:06 AM

Thursday {{{hugs}}} Justin!
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2014 3:20:53 AM

Good morning Justin!

Ready when you are. Want to read about all your fun. Ever hear a pack of coyotes yipping? Their pack is about 500 ft nearby. Can hear them easily! (33 sec)

Watched an episode of Season I of "Criminal Minds." Really like the show and have become big fan. Read that CBS renewed the series for a tenth season which is set to premiere on October 1, 2014. Am all for another season.

Played StarCraft: Brood War and battled the Terrans, Zerg, and Protoss on land, in the mtns, and in the air. Have been playing this award winning game since its release in 1998. If not played for two weeks, it is felt something special is being missed.

The StarCraft universe is set around the early 26th century. Terran exiles from Earth have colonized a distant area of the Milky Way galaxy. They agree on the United Earth Directorate (UED) — an international body governing Earth

Went outdoors to perform some garden maintenance and harvest some of the last highbush of blueberries that ripened very late. There is about 1 cup of berries remaining that needs to still ripen.

Also harvest 3 2" strawberries and saw two tomatoes turning a healthy orange. Made certain to spray four pieces of wood w/deer and rabbit repellent and added another container of scent under each plant. Too late in the season to afford to lose a harvest.

Held my head up high and began the tedious task of mowing the lawn. Began at the foot of the driveway and worked my way to the perennial gardens. Managed to finish half of the lawn until my hip cried "uncle".

Enjoyed basking in the sun studying grandmaster chess games from a mag. Like that my hip does no hurt while seated. In a week next Thursday, my oral surgery will be completed.

Will then call the orthopedic surgeon's office and get an appointment for the hip replacement. Am hoping it will be in October to get this hurtle out of the way and return to my normal life.

Civil twilight is 5:33 AM EDT. Night is 8:00PM.

Sunrise: 6:04 AM. Set: 7:29 PM.

Length of day: 14h 25m. Length of visible light: 15h 26m. Tomorrow will be 2m 55s shorter.

The temp is 59° (15°C), the high is to be 70° (21°C) in clear skies.

Off to get some deals at BiG Papa's Mkt this morning.

Have a fantastic day!

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[Edited by: MidnightSun at 8/28/2014 3:23:58 AM EST]
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GryphonJax
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 3:08:46 PM

Good afternoon Justine, just received a note from my IT shop about the following. If you (or any of your friends) have an HP/Compaq laptop, worth checking:

HP has issued a recall for power cords for their laptops, specifically those that have the code "L-15" on the end of the cord that plugs in to your power brick. Something to do with a fire hazard. (This according to our IT shop.) If you should have such a cord, you can call 877-219-6676 for a free replacement. You can also go to http:www.hp.com/support/powercordreplacement and start there. Here is a picture of what to look for (hopefully the link will work - scroll to bottom of page and click button to see image). You will definitely need your laptop model and serial number to proceed online. If the cord doesn't have a date label on it (anymore), copying the CT number off the power block will allow one to proceed to getting a replacement cord. Upon success, you will end up with a page that starts like this:

You should receive a replacement AC power cord normally in:

* 3 to 5 business days, but it may take up to 10 business days for some locations.
* Disposal instruction will be included with your replacement AC power cord shipment.
* Please print a copy of this page for your records.

Mine is now on the way.

Cheers...
 
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MusicTeacher
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 2:11:21 PM

Good Morning, Justin ♪ Thinking about you and your Mom on your first week of school. God bless both of you!

Today my Mom and I will be attending our noontime Prayer Meeting, which will be my last Prayer Meeting before I start my new full-time career as Assistant Manager of Keyboard Concepts tomorrow morning. I decided to start my new job tomorrow because I wanted to visit my Prayer Meeting group one more time today and thank all of them for their faithful prayers and moral support during this past year with the struggles of losing too many Students and job searches. After the Prayer Meeting, my Mom and I will do errands and tasks as needed before I start my full-time career tomorrow.

★ Due to my new job commitment tomorrow, I will change up my weekday GB Studio posting patterns, by doing my GB Studio replies and rounds in the evenings, instead of GB Studio replies and rounds twice daily on mornings and evenings.

Have a Wonderful Wednesday!
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 10:21:18 AM

Hello Justin. Sounds like you have everything planned out and under control.

Maybe you could coach that strategy to some of us ol*er folk !
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 8:45:40 AM

Wednesday {{{{hugs}}}} Justin!
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Good morning, jjdm,

Have a great day!
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 4:36:32 AM

Good morning Justin!

One day in the distant future 50 years from now, you be retired, taking life easy, looking back, and longing for the hectic days of your youth. Hail to your youth. May it always be there for you.

Crock pot cooked pork sirloin cutlets and green beans for 2.5 hours. Added sliced onions, yellow peppers, and broccoli to cook al dente for the final 30-40 minutes. All came out perfect.

Really liking the first season of "Criminal Minds". Many shows were missed in this intense story of FBI profilers. The scripts are right up my alley. A suspect is found which turns out to be someone else.

Took a pleasing cruise to Littleton early this morning. Wanted to speak to the female mgr of the local convenience store w/gas pumps. She does not work mornings. Wanted to ask her lots of Q's.

Stopped in WM for a few items and get some fat free cottage cheese. Stocking the shelves was a friend know for 20 years. He is past retirement age, yet will not.

Like so many others, he feels very uncomfortable about not working and remaining home. We swapped stories for nearly 30 minutes. He is the best stocker WM has. Not a chance it will be mentioned or he will even get a warning.

Met a fellow doing 35-40 mph in the 50 mph speed zone on the CT River Hwy. He continued to step on the brake. Sure is annoying. Downshifted into 3rd and hit the pedal to the metal.

The turbo kicked in instantly. What a sound of engine and exhaust acceleration and a rush of power. In 3 seconds the car was at 85 mph. Wild, raw excitement! Hand shifted into 6th, then reset the cruise control to 55.

Returned home to make some homemade pork fried rice with lots of veggies w/evoo and thick cooked sliced mushrooms. Had some of the midnight black grapes that were on sale.

Enjoying browsing in the gardens looking at the flowers and delight in the two new wildflower section of the seen 1" wide annuals that have blossomed. Think the seed was spread way to thick, like grass seed, not flowers ever ½ inch.

Watered to fruits and flowers. Pruned the tomatoes to speed up their ripening and remove the few remain suckers. Many are now seeing orange colors and should to turn red very soon.

Harvested a cup of blueberries. That is enough for a breaky w/cereal for up to 5 meals adding other berries. Temp reached a pleasant 83° (28°C) in clear skies w/low humidity and a dew point. Spent an hour relaxing in the sun reading.

Civil twilight is 5:32 AM EDT. Night is 8:01 PM.

Sunrise: 6:03 AM. Set: 7:31 PM.

Length of day: 14h 28m. Length of visible light: 15h 29m. Tomorrow will be 2m 56s shorter.

The temp is 64° (18°C), the high is to be 80° (27°C) in clear skies.

Have a fabulous day!

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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2014 1:11:31 PM


Thanks TUrtLE! ♥

I needed that.

Do you remember my hummingbird feeder?
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2014 9:32:30 AM

Good to hear all is going well and your Mom is getting the time in ..
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2014 8:13:02 AM

Good Morning Justin,
Elephant kids enjoy a mud party at the Oregon zoo.

Thanks for my late evening tea that I saved for this morning.

Super, the 24 hours for your mom.

I hope you aren't over extending yourself, working full time and carrying your 4 classes that will take much time, as you know. How many units? Great that the ol* gang is back for support and visitating. Hail, Hail, the Gang's All Here!

Have a Terrific Tuesday!

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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2014 3:34:54 AM

Good morning Justin!

Been off a entire year with you since January, seems to me. Okay, you are in your Jr year. And you are 20 y/o. Have them down now.

Great you are getting health Insurance at Al's. No matter if they are taking it out of your pay. No staff discount. Excellent Al's offer's a Sr discount on Thursday.

Very nice curriculum you have. Wonderful to be in your three friends' classes again. Was delighted that you mom had so many hours at Barney’s. Bagging is just as important as cutting fruit. Income pays the bills. My best to you both.

The Free Gabby Douglas Story is here. (85 min - PG) On updated FF browsers a pop up window w/an ad will appear, plus a Playboy.tv ad. Using Chrome w/AdBlock Plus deletes the ads. Movie is also on streaming Netflix. Or Free on putlocker.is using Chrome.

Enjoyed seeing a half dozen of the Gabby Douglas routines in the pre-Olympic's and her awesome gold medal performances in 2012 and earlier. No TV signals in the mtns will always mean a catching up with the times for me.

Then watch a nearly 20 y/a super middleweight boxing match between Roberto Duran and Vinny Pazienza I & II. Then watched Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Márquez I. Their first was a draw. There are three more matches to see on another occasion.

The low was 48° in the wee hours. It was nearly 55° when it was time to go outdoors. Wore just shorts and sneakers. Did two hours of garden maintenance.

Lots of dead flowers to trim off and leaves. Now that the sun is much lower above the treeline, want to give the newly planted perennials all the sun they can get to grow deep roots before the winter arrives.

Can see maple trees showing a hint of color. Other trees such as white and yellow birch are now showing leaves w/o chlorophyll. It the season for the change in autumn.

Vacuumed the Neon and the Dart. Used a portion of a can of foamy cleaner on the Dart's back seat. Cardboard box dust from going to the Transfer station built up on cloth.

For $4,000 more, black or white leather upholstery could have been selected. Was not at all worth the money to me. Used a light scrub brush to work the dust out of the pores and a towel to wipe up the foam. This worked well.

Watched three hummers in battle. One would fly into and bump another. Then the third would steal some nectar from the crocosmia. The winner of the first clash would attack the third. On and on the fray continued until they flew off into the forest.

Civil twilight is 5:31 AM EDT. Night is 8:08 PM.

Sunrise: 6:01 AM. Set: 7:33 PM.

Length of day: 14h 31m. Length of visible light: 15h 32m. Tomorrow will be 2m 54s shorter.

The temp is 59° (15°C), the high is to be 84° (29°C) in clear skies.

Have a wonderful day!

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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2014 2:04:40 AM

Good Evening, Justin ♪ Thank you for taking the time to stop by on your first day of your Sophomore Year at your University, and update us about your busy preparations and first day of classes, along with the Courses you and your Friends decided to take together. How interesting that you and your Friends are doing this! Are they all in the same major as you are in?

I am also glad your Mom did get in some work hours for this week! PTL! Every bit of income helps!

Thank you for rejoicing with me on the big news of today, which was landing my brand new job as the Assistant Operations Manager of Keyboard Concepts Piano Superstore, for the like and nice comment, after you saw my post on FB. It is surely an incredible answer to our prayers. I posted an extra long story update at my Studio of how the interview went, as well as the work details that I know so far. But I know your time here and online in general is very limited, so I will brief you here instead.

My online time will soon be limited too, once I start my new job. The work hours for me will be M-F between 10 AM - 7 PM, with weekends and certain holidays off, and allowances as needed to get off from work early on Tuesdays at 4 PM to get to my FASO Rehearsals in Los Angeles as needed when we are in session again. I plan on cutting down my Studio posts to once daily in the evenings, so that I have time to exercise and get ready for work in the mornings.

The starting salary of $2,400/month is great! Plus they will offer benefits and a pay raise after 3 months on the job.

Thank you so much for all the prayers and moral support, and God bless you and your Mom!

Good Night!
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MadDogUSMC
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2014 12:16:54 AM

Justin....extra credit is always good!
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2014 12:03:34 AM

Hi Justin - It sounds like a very good schedule - interesting courses and good professors. I remembered that you set up your schedule to coincide with your friends'. That is so good and makes it all the more enjoyable for you.

So good to hear that your mom got the extra hours. Hopefully things will continue to work out for her.

Of course your family, school and work come before posting so we understand completely and just look forward to what you have time for.
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 11:10:27 PM

Good evening, everyone!

Today’s Pictures:
Inside Tree House

The time off from GB before school started helped me be able to do a lot of things around the house. Once again, I appreciate everyone’s understanding!

Thankfully Mom was scheduled 24 hours this week at Barney’s. It’s all bagging shifts, but hey same pay either way! It is a blessing that she is getting that extra work.

School started for me today. And yes, I will still continue working 39-40 hours a week. I will be going to school on my day’s off. I will be going to school from 11:30 am - 6:45 pm. After my first class, I have a lunch break. And once again, Marija, Ana, Aaron, and I have all of our classes together. The best part of returning to school was being able to see my three friends!

My first class was an Accounting class. The one thing I’ll say about this course is that this professor gives out lots of extra credit!

After my lunch break is my second class. That one is an Information Systems class. Basically it’s a business computer class. I’ll be doing stuff such as designing a website and writing my own program. Plus, there will be many quizzes in this class. Overall, I think the workload will be most intense in this class.

The third class that we are taking is for our minor (Pre-Law). It’s a Criminal Justice class. Since Jeff had this course & teacher before, I’ll be able to talk with him if I have any questions. He mentioned that this professor is very knowledgeable in his field and after being in his class one day, I can believe it!

The last class is a Business Professional Speech class. Looking at the syllabus, it doesn’t look like we will have any tests or exams. However, we do have a few papers, a chapter presentation, and a business presentation.

Overall, I think this semester will be a good one. It will be challenging, but it looks like all of the courses/professors will be reasonable. However, due to the increase in workload and the same amount of work hours, my time on GB will continue to be limited. I’ll try to stop in every few days. :)

Please know that I continue to read your messages here daily whenever I get a break in my day.

I’m only responding to a few select today, but I do read ALL of your messages.

MusicTeacher, I was delighted to read on FB that you were hired by Keyboard Concepts Superstore! PTL for an answer to all of our prayers! I know you will be super happy to see your first paycheck! Best of luck as you start your job!

GJ, lol my last week of freedom was last week! I started school today. And actually, I will continue working FT at Al’s.

Midnight, I do remember you asking about the perks of working at Al’s. I do get health insurance, though there is an amount taken out of my check for it. As for a discount for shopping at Al’s, there is none for employees. So that’s why Mom and I shop on Thursdays, so Mom can get her Senior Discount (which is offered to all customers every Thursday). And BTW, I started my Junior year of college this year!

attitash, have fun!

Good day!
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 8:49:21 PM


Good Evening Attitash!

One second I looked and the next second you are here.

That's awesome. I've never been to Ottawa or Ontario for that matter. The farthest I've been is Winnipeg in 1967 to visit my late wife's relatives who had a huge farm there.

Enjoy the trails, parks and museums. Make sure you take a lot of pictures.

I'll see you when you get back.

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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 8:39:20 PM

Heading to Ottawa early tomorrow to see the sights of the Nation`s Capital. Known for cycling trails, parks & museums. Will be gone for a few days & my posting will be limited. Have a good night.
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 8:33:30 AM

Good Morning Justin,

Sending you {{{hugs}}} and Best Wishes for a successful semester/year at school!
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 6:12:00 AM

Good morning Justin.....a nice sunny day ahead with a high of 25°C/77°F feeling like 30°C/86°F with humidity. Off for an early round of golf but the sun is definitely rising later these days. Have a great return to school.
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 4:34:46 AM

Good morning Justin!

Have a super first day back into college. Now you are a sophomore. Excellent!

Had a pleasing combo of 3 fresh berries w/1% milk and wheat bran flakes for breaky at 3 AM. After my rounds had some fabulous laughs watching "Everybody Loves Raymond". Then settled down to watch "The Gabby Douglas Story" (2014) 1hr 26m PG-13.

This powerful inspirational story is the life of an 8 y/o girl that fell in love with gymnastics. A dream that got stronger with age. She saw a Chinese coach on TV, "The Coach of the Year" and wished to train in his gym 1,000 miles away, in Iowa.

Her mom got injured and could not pay the bills. Poor is only when one runs out of hope. Gabby was rich w/talent, had the desire to learn, lots of muscle strength, and gifted.

A host family from Iowa decides to take Gabby in for 2 years so she can train w/her beloved coach and his wife at their gym. The coach rebuilt her, trained her to do the impossible, so grace can join in on her skills, then propelled her to the Hall of Fame.

Along the way Gabby had several falls and lows. Sometimes the only way to get stronger is to get knocked down. Gabrielle even felt like quitting. Her mother visited her in Iowa and reminded her of the sacrifices made so she could pursue her dream.

The only thing worse than failing is quitting. She returned to the gym w/renewed determination. Her coach told her, "A champion is not made of muscle. It is made of heart."

Gabby Douglas performed w/the U.S. Women's Gymnastics team at the 2012 Summer Olympics. She won gold medals in both the individual, all-around, and team competitions in each of the four gymnast events.

Gabrielle Douglas is the first African-American gymnast in Olympic history to become the individual all-around champion, the first American gymnast to win gold in both the individual, all-around, and team competitions at the same Olympics as well as being the only American all-around champion to win multiple gold medals.

She was also a member of the gold-winning U.S. team at the 2011 World Championships. Gabby reaches for the stars. A heartwarming film for the entire family that shows adversity may be conquered. My rating is a 6 on a scale of 5.

Top 10 best of the FREE movie sites. Two are Smartphone friendly. Six are in HD.

Did return to that Shaw's store to check the cod price. It is now $5.99 a lb for this week. ; )

Civil twilight is 5:30 AM EDT. Night is 8:05 PM.

Sunrise: 6:00 AM. Set: 7:35 PM.

Length of day: 14h 34m. Length of visible light: 15h 35m. Tomorrow will be 2m 54s shorter.

The temp is 59° (15°C), the high is to be 83° (28°C) in clear skies.

Have a pleasant day!

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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 1:09:38 AM

Justin.....don't forget to have some fun while you are at it!
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