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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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HappyHiker
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 4:00:46 PM

Hi Jusstin, I looked back a ways here at your home and haven't seen much of you here. That must mean you're having a very busy semester at school plus your job at Al's.

I've been scarce at GB as well. After 4 years of retirement I finally decided to take a tour – 8 days to see “New England Fall Foliage by Rail.” We flew to Boston where we walked The Freedom Trail, then had a nice balance of motorcoach, walking and daytime rail tours for the next week. We visited all six New England states, staying mostly at very nice family–run inns with included meals.

On two of our train rides our group had our own private rail car with narrator. A gourmet lunch complete with linen tablecloths and china was served on one of these. We toured Mystic Seaport CT, Ben & Jerry’s Ice cream factory in VT, and the Vanderbilt’s Breakers mansion in Newport, RI and tasted the wares of many local businesses (cranberries, blueberries, maple syrup, salt water taffy) and I had my first whole lobster dinner!

The fall colors were fantastic in every state, and we made frequent photo stops for covered bridges, colorful trees and other beautiful scenery. This all inclusive trip was a great success. My iPhoto program has crashed, so I’ll need to get another photo sharing program so I can share some of the photos I took.
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attitash
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 1:49:57 PM

Good afternoon Justin...played golf on a soaked golf course. Recent constant rain has the course in poor condition. Mix of sun & cloud with a high of 10°C/50°F. Sure feels good when the sun is out! Have a good day.
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 10:23:41 AM

Things have eased up so much for you that you are practically retired...LOL
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 8:21:00 AM

Good Morning Justin,
Synchronized Flying from Kerry Terrell.

Thanks for taking the time to update us.

Let's put it this way...do I know the reason you bought a new mattress?

Was good to read yesterday that you are getting together with your friends Thursday for dinner.

Good that your mom continues to get in her hours at work. Where do they have her?

I deserve a first class seat:

A blonde gets on an airplane and sits down in the first class section of the plane. The stewardess rushes over to her and tells her she must move to coach because she doesn't have a first class ticket. The blonde replies, "I'm blonde, I'm smart, I have a good job, and I'm staying in first class until we reach Jamaica."

The disgusted stewardess gets the head stewardess who asks the blonde to leave. The blonde yet again repeats "I'm blonde, I'm smart, I have a good job and I'm staying in first class until we reach Jamaica." The head stewardesses doesn't even know what to do at this point because they still have to get the rest of the passengers seated to take off; the blonde is causing a problem with boarding now, so the stewardess gets the copilot.

The copilot goes up to the blonde and whispers in her ear. She immediately gets up and goes to her seat in the coach section. The head stewardess asks the copilot in amazement what he said to get her to move to her correct seat. The copilot replies, "I told her the front half of the airplane wasn't going to Jamaica."

HHD
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 3:51:07 AM

Good morning!

Used mattress? It looks nes w/o any sagging. Anything you are to buy, offer 120% less. Prepare to walk and return in a week. That is how to save 10% always. Adds up over a lifetime.

If you just place it by the curb, it'll be gone in the morning. Many do not even own a mattress and boxspring. Bought me a Seely y/a and am loving it.

Many cops are in deep stress. Many drink away their stress. Some have failed marriages because of both.

Was happy to learn the dinner night is agreed upon. Also that you made it home in one piece. Not so good when that does not happen.

Glad your mom is getting about 2 days of work a week. Have added 2 tbsn of evoo and chopped up spinach to my homemade chicken soup. Also add a ¼ of milled flax seed to my soup.

It adds Omega-3 Fatty Acids, phytoestrogens, vitamin B1, fiber and longevity. Add milled flaxseed to juices and smoothies as a natural thickener, or try adding flax to hot or cold cereals, as well as baked goods like homemade bread or muffins. It thickens sauces and stews healthier than corn starch of flour. Best to freeze it, at least refrig it, and not leave it at room temp.

Try making Italian wedding soup. Mini meat balls, pastina, spinach and a tsp of flax seed in each cup. Don't forget the evoo and garlic.

Make your own beef stock w/1/3 cup coarsely chopped onion, carrots, and celery. Also use peppercorns, fresh parsley, and a bay leaf in the 2 qts of water. A thick slice meaty beef shank w/or w/o bone really does the stock well. Love to cook!

Somehow getting my posts and rounds done an hour earlier w/o an earlier wake up. Like to be done before first light and have plenty of day left.

Have not heard from the phone Co. They could have worked on the w/e problem of the modem resetting itself a number places. It is working well as this is typed.

Went out to buy gas that is $3.09 in Lancaster. Was amazed that $10 gave me 3.2 gallons and a half of a tank. Went into Shaws and looked for oyster sauce. They had only one kind that read oyster sauce flavored. The ingredients confirmed my suspicions.

Wanted Sesame oil, Asian toasted. Saw several on sale. Will compare the price(s) that WM charges when at that store. Want to make a Chinese marmalade and sauce w/o all the chemical found in the store bought ones.

Stopped at the P.O. picked up my mail and saw the yellow card that reads an item arrived that can not fit in the PO Box. It was the StarCraft II video game ordered from eBay on the 15th and mailed on the 16th.

It took only 4 days to arrive from Hermiston, OR. Gave the seller 4 stars across the board and added "Super Service" as comments. Have a new pc game to learn, play and get lost in.

This rain is a perfect way to remain indoors and get lost in the three different worlds of the Terrans, Protoss, and the Zerg. The graphics are so detailed and are truly magnificent.

The rain will swirl in a counter clockwise pattern due to our 6 day nor'easter w/rain. This is a macro-scale storm along the upper East Coast of the United States and Atlantic Canada; it gets its name from the direction the wind is coming. It feeds off the ocean and pounds inland.

The ISS orbits by twice tonight, early for those who can can it.

Civil twilight is 6:40 AM EDT. Night is 6:20 PM.

Sunrise: 7:10AM. Set: 5:50 PM.

Length of day: 10h 40m. Length of visible light: 11h 39m. Tomorrow will be 2m 53s shorter.

The temp is 43° (6°C), the high will be 49 (9°C) w/rain on and off. Mt Washington (6,288' 1916 m) sees snow. This is a slow, steady rain.

Have a fabulous day!

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MadDogUSMC
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 1:05:48 AM

Justin...that's great on one midterm! Sounds like you got that one out of the way! I'm sure you did well! Glad that mattress is comfy! Nothing beats a good night sleep!
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pinkelefant
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 11:29:23 PM

a quick hi n bye jj!
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Dino72
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 11:28:33 PM

Good evening Justin

Their grading scale seems to be standard all around

93-up A
85-92 B
77-84 C
70-76 D
69-below F

This was the standard when I was in High School, but it went to 90-100 and so on when I was in college. All our kids in both counties go by the above mentioned one.

RIP your o*d mattress.

For the first time in about 3 1/2 years, we are paying under $3.00 for a gallon of gas. I remember back when Hurricane Katrina made landfall in 2005 and we jumped locally from $2.69 to $3.09 just in time for Labor Day weekend. It was sticker shock at it's worst. Technically we're still over in Moundsville, but both Kroger and Speedway are advertising $3.02 with 3 cents off with their rewards cards. Never thought I'd be rejoicing over $2.99/gallon.

The kids got the house decorated for Halloween. The neighbors used to be nortorious for going all out, but they have since moved and left the house abandoned. I guess that's a Halloween decoration all its own.

Next week, I'll be putting the jukebox into overdrive. I've got some Halloween-themed tunes to play throughout the week and will be able to play one by an "R" artist on Thursday. I'll save the suspense, it's Ray Parker Jr.

Rainy day here. Temps have dropped into the 40s for the evening. Time to grab and extra blanket. L8R
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KHF
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 3:11:45 PM

Hi Justin,

Good to hear that your mom continues to get regular hours.

The old mattress looks good, but I am sure the new one feels better. Good sleept is so important.

When will you finish your mid term exams?
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jjdm
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 1:31:38 PM

Good afternoon, everyone!

Today’s Picture:
My Old Mattress

Happy to say that my schedule has died down. :)

On Monday, we did not have Accounting since the teacher was at a meeting out-of-town. He did have an assignment that he wanted us to complete. Marija, Ana, Aaron, and I finished that Sunday night when we got together. So I was able to sleep in on Monday.

We all met up at the library around 12:30 pm since we wanted to do some more studying for our Info Systems Mid-term. At 2:30 pm, we went to the class and took it. There were 35 multiple choice questions and we had to answer 3 out of 6 essay questions. It was a pretty tough exam (friends thought the same). We are currently waiting for him to grade it.

In Criminal Justice, we watched a documentary about the stressfulness of police work and how it impacts some police officers. In Business Speech, we did part 2 of a group assignment. In doing so, we compared our social styles to that of our group members. The other two group members had the same social style as me.

When I got back into town, I called Tim and finalized plans for a dinner night this Thursday. This will be the first dinner night that we’ve had in months. I went into Al’s and told Jan the exciting news. I then sent Jeff a text to let him know.

For dinner, Mom and I had leftover homemade chicken noodle soup (which I made). After doing some household tasks, I was able to get a very good night sleep. I love my new mattress! I got about 11 hours of sleep. So far today, I’ve been taking care of errands, working on daily tasks, and completing the final copy of my resume for Business Speech. The only thing I need to do now for that assignment is buy some resume paper.

For those wondering, Mom is still getting 14-16 hours of work each week.

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

Dino72, they play “Straight Up” at Al’s. Very good grades for Emily. Why is her grading scale different from the classic one? Or is that the normal one for your area?

MadDog, the new mattress is very comfy! Thankfully only one Mid-term!

pinkelefant, thankfully only one Mid-term! Am glad that it is done.

Midnight, lol, I did make it home in one piece! Always good to save money and keep warm at a low cost.

attitash, your weather is similar to ours right now.

TUrtLE, I always enjoy the blonde jokes! Mom and I also watched the Sunday movie. Always a good time to sit back, relax, and enjoy.

Good day!
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 8:11:29 AM

Good Morning Justin,

First experience horse riding

A blonde decides to learn and try horse back riding unassisted without prior experience or lessons. She mounts the horse with great effort, and the tall, shiny horse springs into motion.

It gallops along at a steady and rhythmic pace, but the blonde begins to slip from the saddle. Out of shear terror, she grabs for the horse's mane but cannot seem to get a firm grip. She tries to throw her arms around the horse's neck, but she slides down the side of the horse anyway. The horse gallops along, seemingly oblivious to its slipping rider.

Finally, giving up her frail grip, she leaps away from the horse to try and throw herself to safety.

Unfortunately, her foot has become entangled in the stirrup. She is now at the mercy of the horse's pounding hooves as her head is struck against the ground again and again. As her head is battered against the ground, she is mere moments away from unconsciousness or even death when Frank, the Wal-Mart manager runs out to shut the horse off.

Have a Terrific Tuesday!
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attitash
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 6:09:23 AM

Good morning Justin...more rain again today. High of only 8°C/46.4°F. Damp weather & low high today had me turn on the fireplace early this morning....not something I like to do in October. Driving to work today...an easy choice. Have a good day.
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 3:02:25 AM

Good morning Justin!

College, work, and fun in between. What a grand life you have!

Our low was 34° (1°C) yesterday and was higher than many places in southern New England. It was not warmer on the summit of 6,288' (1,916 m) Mt Washington. The manned Observatory saw 10°F (-12°C) for the low.

Finished my rounds and posts early this morning and saw 4 TV series on Netflix. After the last one a banner appeared and asked me to check my billing card which became outdated.

Bought three bolts at HD 2 m/a. My bank sent me a new card and cc number, in case the account was compromised. Changed to the new number and instantly rec'd a "problem solved" message, then 1 minute later a "updated your account." was successful. Thought it nicely smooth.

Found that my StarCraft cd has a skip on one of the orchestra songs as it is played. The disk has a nick in the center. Went online to eBay and order a new replacement disk in 'mint condition' for just $5.99, shpg is included. Such a deal as brand new one was $40, 16 y/ago.

Took a drive on the CT River hwy to see the silver maples have lost their leaves. Continued on to Littleton, went to Lowes and bought M-D Building Products 0.5-in x 10-ft Gray Closed-Cell Foam Window Weatherstrip and Frost King 1.25-in x 10-ft Black Foam Door Weatherstriping.

Spent just over $30 to seal the exterior doors and windows from the air leaks. My windows and doors are 25 y/o. Much of the front door weatherstripping was well worn from use.

Will save money on heat this winter. Walls are insulated to at least R-19 and the 2nd floor ceiling to at least R-38. Built all of my home. Usual cost of heating the house is $100 a month for the entire year.

Also using propane for cooking and hot water as well. Like to save money and keep warm at a low cost.

The ISS orbits over my area at 6:54 this evening. See it in your area along with the other satellites.

Civil twilight is 6:39 AM EDT. Night is 6:21 PM.

Sunrise: 7:09AM. Set: 5:51 PM.

Length of day: 10h 42m. Length of visible light: 11h 42m. Tomorrow will be 2m 55s shorter.

The temp is 34° (1°C), the high will be 55 (13°C) in partly cloudy skies.

Lots of rain arriving (up to 1 inch/25 mm an hour) remaining thru Saturday. 30-40 mph (48-64 k p/h) wind as well.

Have a wonderful day!

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MadDogUSMC
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 12:37:07 AM

Hope you had an awesome Monday Justin!
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 8:10:16 AM

Good Morning Justin,
Thanks for checking in.
{{{hugs}}}

The blonde test taker.

A blonde reports for her university final exam which consists of mainly true and false questions. She takes her seat in the examination hall, stares at the question paper for five minutes, and then in a fit of inspiration takes her purse out, removes a coin and starts tossing the coin and marking the answer sheet: true for heads and false for tails. Within thirty minutes she is all done, whereas the rest of the class is still working furiously.

During the last few minutes, she is seen desperately throwing the coin, swearing and sweating. The moderator, alarmed, approaches her and asks what is happening.

"I finished the exam in a half hour," she replies. "Now I'm rechecking my answers."

Happy Monday!
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attitash
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 5:58:13 AM

Good morning Justin...cloudy day ahead with rain. High of 10°F/50°F. Driving to work this morning. Have a great day.
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 3:21:26 AM

Good morning Justin!

Go slow and get home in one piece. Ha!

Entertained myself playing StarCraft in the wee hours after my rounds and posts were completed. Later there was a problem with my internet connection.

The modem kept resetting itself and was up running 2-3 minutes before another reset occurred. Phoned FairPoint, my ISP, and reported this issue. The tech gal tested the line and net from Texas and showed a major problem somewhere.

Techs will test the line and come top the house tomorrow Kind of like this problem. It means a phone call to the biz office will get me a discount of half the usual months cost of $27.99 for 7 Mbps.

Ate the last of the beef stew. Simmered some basmati rice, made Julienne carrots and green beans nuked in the Pyrex mixing bowl. Cooked two of the cod, ate one, and has the leftovers in the fridge.

Will finish the cod, then make a crock dinner w/6-8 servings this week. Have lots of rice. Perhaps it is time for shrimp fried rice along w/a ton of veggies. Also thawed out a 1.5 lb pkg of ground pork sirloin roast. One year ago it was bought for $1.59 a lb. Dbl that these days.

Went outdoors twice after the rain ended at 10 AM. Raw as could be. Damp to the bone. The temp was 39 (4C) at 10:30. At 12:30 is was barely better at 41 (5C), the high for the day. Going to have to get used to the coming deep freeze.

Can hear lots of shots in the distance during the day. They are hunters firing their riffles during this now in full swing hunting season. The shots will ring out until December.

The ISS flies over at 7:44 PM in my area. See when it and the other satellites orbits by in your area.

Civil twilight is 6:38 AM EDT. Night is 6:23 PM.

Sunrise: 7:07AM. Set: 5:53 PM.

Length of day: 10h 45m. Length of visible light: 11h 44m. Tomorrow will be 2m 55s shorter.

The temp is 37° (3°C), the high will be 51 (11°C) in partly cloudy skies.

Have a pleasant day!

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pinkelefant
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 2:12:59 AM

hi justin! bet you'll be glad when midterms are done!
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MadDogUSMC
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 2:01:58 AM

Justin...enjoy the new matress! Hope you sleep well on it! Good luck on midterms!
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Dino72
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 10:51:09 PM

Good evening Justin

School work and Al's seem like they keep you busy. Great to see you check in, though.

Slow weekend for me. Got the yard mowed for the last time this season. Tried to run the gas out of the mower and will look into added some Staybill that my Dad recommended. He's my lawn mower expert.

Wanted to touch base about my long Thursday. Emily's Parent Teacher Conference went well. She is sitting on 4 A's and 4 B's with one of the B's being a 92%. A 93% is needed for an "A". Grades close this week for the first nine week grading period of the year. Got to pick her brain as we were in there for over an hour. This was one of my only chances to see what she's doing in school and how she's doing it. I love going to the basketball games, but I've tried to emphasize that the grades come FIRST. As I told her in a text "Good Grades=Basketball."

Speaking of basketball, will have two teams to follow this up and coming season. The first one is obvious as the Lady Bobcats will take the court in about 6 weeks. Probably less. The second one is the Knights of the Middlebourne Youth League. Dylan has signed up to play again this year so it'll be two sets of games to go to. Yes, I'm giddy about this. Another team we'll be watching is the Lady Patriots of Parkersburg South High School. Their starting lineup from last year will return this year as Seniors. They should be poised to make another run for the state title in class triple A. I promised Emily we'd go to Charleston if they go back to the title game.

Cooler days for us. Daytime temps in the 50s. Daybreak not until after 7 AM right now. Back to work tonight for me. Have a great Monday buddies.
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jjdm
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 10:18:34 PM

Hello, everyone!

It's been a super busy weekend here. On Friday, I got a brand new mattress (pics later). Throughout the weekend, I've been working on tons of homework. On Saturday, I worked 3:30 pm - 11:30 pm. Then I had to be up at 5:30 am today since I was the lector at church this morning. After church, I worked 9 am - 4 pm. At 5 pm, Mom and I took Grandma to Olive Garden since she had a gift card to use. It was a fun and tasty outing! From there, I went to Marija and Ana's house to work on homework and study for a midterm. That is currently where I am at right now. Aaron will be here shortly.

As you can see, it's been a super busy past few days for me. Once it slows down, I will go back and read your messages. Thanks for stopping by everyone!
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Silverhand
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 7:42:05 PM

Hello, Justin!

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

Have a great week!
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attitash
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 1:06:21 PM

Good afternoon Justin...tackled yard work this morning(mostly raking leaves) so I am free to watch some football. Mix of sun & cloudy with a chilly high of 7°C/44.6°F. Have a super day.
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 8:34:39 AM

Good morning, jjdm,

Have a great Sunday!
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 7:53:32 AM

Good Morning Justin,

Your Sunday movie is entitled Autumn is Near, from Chee Chee Martin.

The music is "Sweetness and Light" by Chuck Brown.

The movie is shorter than stated unless you want to listen longer to the music. After the credits there is a poem which concludes the graphics.

Hoping you have a peaceful autumn Sunday!
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 3:16:53 AM

Good morning Justin!

Still visiting daily. One day you'll have the time for an update. Perhaps a photo or two.

The diltiazem 240 mg a day for my heart palpitations is working fabulously. No longer 150 beats per minute since the first was taken on Friday morn. Could sleep easily and worry free. Perfect!

Enjoyed some StarCraft battles, then some TV Shows on Netflix. Watch 20 minutes of The Following pilot. Liked the escape, found the following 10 minutes of character build up to be boring. Watched an episode of Criminal Minds, which kept my attention gigantically.

The cod on sale at Shaw's, this w/e only was too big a savings to stay away from. Took a drive south on Rt 135 beside the CT River to see much of the sugar maple leaves knocked to the ground and water by the pouring rain.

Did get some pix the other day while the leaves were still green w/a light hue of color. No spectacular colors this year, due to the lack of rain for the past month.

Bought 4 more pieces of wild caught cod, some of the 18 oz cans of Campbells soups for $1 ea, and a HFCS free loaf of Shaw's bread. Still considering the six dbl wide rolls of paper towels for $5.99. That sale remains through Thursday.

Picked up my mail at the PO, then returned home. Had a meal of scrumptious cod, veggies and a healthy salad for my late lunch/dinner combo. Removed 1 24 oz container of soup from the freezer and replaced the space w/the new cod.

It rained on the severe side of moderate much of the day. Listened to the online radio of my fave station and looked through the pix taken all year. Will upload a few every couple of days by Monday's post.

Civil twilight is 6:36 AM EDT. Night is 6:24 PM.

Sunrise: 7:06 AM. Set: 5:55 PM.

Length of day: 10h 48m. Length of visible light: 11h 47m. Tomorrow will be 2m 57s shorter.

The temp is 43° (6°C), our high for the day in overcast skies w/a 40% chance of rain.

Have a splendid day!

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[Edited by: MidnightSun at 10/19/2014 3:17:07 AM EST]
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MadDogUSMC
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 2:00:30 AM

Justin...I had an awesome weekend! Hope you do as well! Back to work tomorrow!
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 1:14:01 AM

Good night jjdm and All!
 
Glad that you keeping busy with Al's and school. Keep up the good work.
 
Got my flu shot this week. Hope to get a shingles shot next month.
 
Happy Sunday!
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 1:06:17 PM

Happy Saturday! :)

Today is National Chocolate Cupcake Day!
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attitash
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 9:03:45 AM

Good morning Justin.....hoped to tackled the growing number of leaves on the ground today....planted 12 maples 23yrs ago. With a forecast of showers through the day & a high of 9°C/48.2°F I will have to do indoor tasks & hope to deal with the leaves tomorrow. Have a great day.
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 3:40:27 AM

Good morning Justin!

Not too busy at 3:40 AM. Will be by 5 AM tho.

Went to lay down after my early morning rounds and posts to get in a nap. All that could be heard was my heart racing and the sound echoing off the mattress from the pillow into my ears.

Drove to the hospital ER and saw the doc. Told him the sound was keeping me from sleeping and worrying me. Asked him to look up the heart specialist recommendations and results.

In under 30 minutes there was a call to Lancaster's Rite Aid for a Rx. Drove the 10 minutes to the pharmacy and had the script of diltiazem 240 mg a day waiting for me.

The pills are normally $60 for a 30 day script. It was an amazing $1.20 w/my AARP Plus coverage plan. Did not have another episode of palpitations since taking the med at 9 AM yesterday. Think taking the medication is a prudent decision.

Stopped at Shaw's for their w/e super sale. Wild, caught at sea, cod is $4.99 a lb. Purchased 4 pieces with thick loins. Normal price is $7.99 alb. Saved about 40% on the sale.

Fried up in evoo a large amount of red, orange, and red bell peppers. After a few minutes same sized chucks of yellow onion were added. Last 8 ounces of baby bella mushrooms were stirred in.

Had a delightful amount of cod, pepper jack cheese melted on top along w/the stir fried veggies. Like that extra was prepared for left overs all w/e. Also bought asparagus for the low cost of $1.88 a lb. Lots of veggie varieties this week to enjoy at mealtime.

The ISS orbits by the East Coast early at 7:44 tonight. See it in your neighborhood along with the other satellites.

Civil twilight is 6:35 AM EDT. Night is 6:26 PM.

Sunrise: 7:05 AM. Set: 5:56 PM.

Length of day: 10h 51m. Length of visible light: 11h 50m. Tomorrow will be 2m 56s shorter.

The temp is 46° (8°C), the high to be 61° (16°C) in overcast skies w/a 70% chance of rain.

Have a tremendous day!

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MadDogUSMC
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 12:53:56 AM

Hope you have a great weekend Justin!
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 8:12:12 AM

Good Morning Justin,

I'm going ice fishing!
A blonde who got a fishing rod for her birthday decided to go ice fishing to make good use of her gift. Early the next morning, she got all her gear together and headed out to the ice.

When she reached her final destination, she cut a large hole in the ice and dipped the rod in. Then suddenly she heard a voice that said: "There are no fish in there".

So she moves to another spot and cuts another hole, but then the same voice spoke again and told her there were no fish in there.

So she moves again, and the voice tells her there are no fish in there. So she looks up and sees an irritated man staring down at her.

"How do you know there are no fish there?" asks the blonde.

So the man cooly says "Well first of all, this is a hockey rink, and second of all, you're going to have to pay for those holes."

Have a Funtastic Friday!
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 8:05:58 AM

I am still checking in for the latest. Your last post told it all, you are busy busy busy person. Understandable.

I am not busy. LOL. Healthy and Happy and glad to see your posts anytime. Smile.
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attitash
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 6:38:43 AM

Good morning Justin....cloudy with a few sunny periods in the morning. Threat of rain again through the day. High of 15°C/59°F. Hope to get a dry round of golf in this morning. Have a good day.
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 4:14:52 AM

Good morning Justin!

It is far better to be too busy than have idle hands.

Relished in completing my rounds and posts early yesterday to be able to relax and see several TV Shows on Netflix. The rain arrived at 5:15 AM. Heard it as the windows were open. Nice slow steady rain. Temp was a pleasing 62° (17°C). Inside the house was 74° (23°C).

Enjoyed the drive to Littleton. When the rain stopped, the clouds had three depths w/some blue skies as a background. The mountains saw swirling clouds pour over the summit ridges like an ever so slow waterfall.

Bought at the mkt were Brussel Sprouts $2 lb, 5 lbs of carrots imported from Quebec $2, broccoli crowns $1 lb, a Big head of celery $1.14, cukes 40¢ ea, green beans $1.75 lb, and baby bella mushrooms 10 oz for $2.25.

Bartlett pears 98¢ lb, as were most apples. No apples were purchased. Yams were at a recent history low of 65¢ a lb. Big Papa's Mkt was jammed w/8 AM customers.

Bought a few items at WM. Was going to visit my pal who is the mgr of Rite Aid. He took the day off. In fact he takes every other Thursday off. Great to make one's own working hours.

Rain returned in the afternoon. At no time was it moderate. Like having the slow steady rain for hours. We needed it as it did not rain for over a month. Temp was 73° (23°C) in the afternoon. Kept all the windows open. Yet not at night. Civil twilight is 6:34 AM EDT. Night is 6:27 PM.

Sunrise: 7:03 AM. Set: 5:58 PM.

Length of day: 10h 54m. Length of visible light: 11h 53m. Tomorrow will be 2m 58s shorter.

The temp is 60° (16°C), the high to be 66° (22°C) in overcast skies w/a 40% chance of rain.

Have a delightful day!

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MadDogUSMC
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 1:07:28 AM

Hey Justin! Have a great Friday buddy!
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Dino72
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2014 11:44:54 PM

Good evening Justin



Dino's Jukebox time and we want to take the time to welcome our newest affiliate to the Jukebox, The Alberta Chinook Hideout in Alberta, Canada. A big jukebox welcome to our neighbors to the north.

Tonight's selection comes from a guy who got his start, like Phil Collins, with the band Genesis. He was lead singer, but because the band couldn't afford a good sound system, you couldn't understand him. Because of this, he wore lavish costumes to garner attention. He was inducted into the Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame twice. In 2010 as a member of Genesis and in 2014 as a soloist. A lot of his music videos are unique including his 1986 smash, "Sledgehammer" which won him a record nine MTV Video Awards in 1987. The video remains to this day to be one of the most played videos on MTV.

This tune was this gentleman's first release as a soloist in 1977 and peaked at #13 in the UK, but only got as high as #68 in the US.

P - Peter Gabriel - "Solsbury Hill"

Have a great weekend buddies. See you Sunday night.
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attitash
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2014 10:13:50 AM

Good morning Justin....feeling tired from 2 1/2hrs of OT last evening along with morning rain had me drive to work today. Cloudy today with on & off rain. High of 17°C/62.6°F. Have a great day.
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2014 7:48:12 AM

Good Morning Justin,
Sleep, school, family and work come first.

Blonde jokes are back.
Thank you niaw for sharing this one with me.

A blonde and her husband are sleeping when the neighbor’s
dog starts barking. The blonde sighs, shakes her fist and says 'Wait until you see what I'm going to do to those neighbors!' She runs out of the house and five minutes later she comes back with a smile on her face. The husband asks 'So, what did you do?' The blonde says 'Well, I took the dog from their yard and I put it in our yard to see how they like it having the neighbor’s dog barking all night.'

Have a Great Day!
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2014 4:30:52 AM

Good morning Justin!

Super of you to not forget your buddies. Rest up well!

Ordered StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty on Ebay yesterday morning. The new game is $60. That is the PC version and a very high cost compared to other games. The are many new stunning graphics and improvements over the original.

Ordered it in very good condition for $13.57 inc pstg from Ebay. Rec'd email confirmation it was shpd. It should be here Tues or next Wed. There is a sequal available now "Heart of the Swarm" and another sequal to be released soon.

Watched some Netflix TV Series. Also going thru the 4 seasons of The Walking Dead. Very graphic scenes that are not recommended while eating.

Went thru 1000+ pix taken spring summer, and fall. Began to upload them in a time frame. Then rec'd notice that my allotted amount of MB is used up during the final upload.

Will now create a new group of pix on another site. Hope to share it next week.

Had the pleasure of a 3 hour nap from 7-10AM. Foe me to sleep that long proves it was needed. Woke up to partly cloudy skies and temps in the 70's. Changed into shorts and a tee and went outdoors.

Mowed the entire lawn mulching up the hardwood leaves. In the extra thick leaf areas it took 2 and 3 runs across the same lines to chip up the leaves into near dust.

Great to do this when the leaves are dry and fluffy. A big job to rake, even bigger when the leaves get soaking wet. Glad to mow them and have free fertilizer in the spring. With spread pelletized lime before the snow falls.

Spent two hours mowing. Wanted this to be my final time using the lawn mower. Enjoyed the looks of a leafless lawn and the thought of not needing the lawn mower until Memorial Day 2015.

Made a fabulous salad of leaf lettuce, delicious home grown tomatoes, ham, prosciutto, and pepper jack cheese w/evoo and garlic on top. Can feel my feet, legs and hip pain after two hours of non stop mowing. Turned in early. Slept later.

Tonight the ISS orbits over the East Coast early at 6:10 PM. See the ISS (w/the naked eye) and all the other satellites in your area at this website.

Civil twilight is 6:33 AM EDT. Night is 6:29 PM.

Sunrise: 7:02 AM. Set: 6:00 PM.

Length of day: 10h 57m. Length of visible light: 11h 56m. Tomorrow will be 2m 58s shorter.

The temp is 60° (16°C), the high to be 71° (22°C) in overcast skies w/an 80% chance of rain. We need it.

Off to find some deals at the mkt and do some light shopping.

Have a fantastic day!

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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2014 12:55:48 AM

Hey Justin! Hope you get some sleep buddy!
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Dino72
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2014 11:23:44 PM

Good evening Justin

Even if it is a short appearance, still nice to see you're doing well.



Hopefully, tomorrow will be a productive day. When I leave work in the morning, I'm driving back to Parkersburg to try another part on the Dodge this one at no cost to me. Once I drop the car off, I'll be off to Mom and Dad's for a few hours of sleep and then back to Emily's school by 3:30 for her annual Parent Teacher Conference. I have prepared some questions and notes because I intend to pick E's brain on this. She is doing well with 4 A's and 4 B's. The state had signed on to a program called Live Grades. It's an online gradebook which I check very regularly. It's a great tool to have living an hour away. Once all is done, it's back home then off to work for what is my Friday.

As promised, early entries for Dino's Jukebox. Consider these as runner ups to tomorrow night's selection. Here's a hint, one of the artists tonight was a former bandmate of tomorrow night's "P" selection. Music please....

Paula Abdul - "Straight Up"

Paul Simon - "You Can Call Me Al"

Philip Bailey & Phil Collins - "Easy Lover"

Enjoy, see you tomorrow night.
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attitash
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2014 12:22:09 PM

Good afternoon Justin...left the bike at home this morning with morning showers & the threat of rain through the day. Cloudy with a high of 17°C/62.6°F. Starting a new shift as of today. 0830-2030 replaces my old 0630-1830 shift...not happy but sure beats working nights! Have a great day.
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2014 10:36:52 AM

Hi, everyone!

Been super busy with work and school. Need to take the next couple of days to rest up and catch up on some sleep.

I'll be back in a few days!

Thanks for stopping by.
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2014 7:38:57 AM

Good Morning Justin,

Rescued seal pup Juno meets geriatric Eddie for first time at the Oregon zoo's Steller Cove otter habitat.

The zoo's two geriatric otters — Thelma and Eddie, both 16 — are now hanging out with 8-month-old Juno, and keepers say the pup's youthful exuberance is keeping the older otters on their toes.

Juno, who arrived at the zoo May 13, was found orphaned on a California beach in January. The Monterey Bay Aquarium's Sea Otter Research and Conservation program arranged for her rescue, but — with no experienced adult otters available to rear her — the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service deemed the young pup non-releasable and approved her transfer to the Oregon Zoo.

Eddie and Thelma have lived at the Oregon Zoo since 2000, on long-term loan from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Like Juno, both were rescued along the coast of California, where they were abandoned as pups in 1998.

Considered a keystone species, sea otters play critical role in the Pacific Coast marine ecosystem, promoting healthy kelp forests, which in turn support thousands of organisms.

HHD or perhaps HTE&JD!
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2014 7:36:02 AM

Good morning, jjdm,

Whooeee! What a weather day it was here yesterday! We ended up totally getting about 3.5 inches of rain (in about a 12-hour period; the rain finally stopped mid-afternoon)! Wow! We didn't get much wind at all, though, so not much debris on the ground, just a bunch of leaves. There was a confirmed EF1 tornado in a city northwest of Atlanta and possibly another one somewhere else on the west side; it was a smaller one, though...an EF0. ANY tornado is too much for me! Anyway, looking forward to a clearer day today and some drying out.

Have a great day!
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2014 3:33:17 AM

Good morning Justin!

Will be around like a silver dollar. Have all the time to wait for an update.

Enjoyed some TV Shows on Netflix in the wee hours after my rounds yesterday morning. Also played some Star Craft: Brood War. Nice to take a needed nap for 90 minutes. Woke up at 8 AM.

Began to ready for my orthopedic appoint later in the morning. Decided to go for the drive to the Town of Whitefield. Here are 20 images of this fabulous New England gem.

Visited my pal's grocery store in that town. Told him how tasty and tender the shoulder roast is and thanked him again for the low price. Bought 1½ lbs of pepper jack cheese, sliced in the deli for $4.99 this week. The stack is nearly 3" tall.

Drove home to put the cheese away. Visited my garden, looked at the remaining perennial and wildflowers. Saw a female ruffed grouse run off into the forest. They look similar to a chicken, tho much smaller.

Pick up a over a dozen pieces of mail at the P.O., sorted thru the you have been approved ones, and tossed those, along w/the ads in the sorting bin. Time to go to my 10:45 hip surgeon's office to meet the female PA, then the surgeon afterwards.

Had all the vitals done. Bp was 140/70, not bad for one who has been sedentary since mowing the lawn almost 1 month ago and no longer working in the gardens. H.T is 81 w/96% O2. Plus 1.2lbs weight loss.

Filled out a massive questionnaire, then the PA asked me a ton more. Countered by asking her a score of Q's some she could not A. Then waited for the surgeon to enter the room and get to the details.

He showed me the actual DePuy hip replacement and explained the procedure. He will give me the ceramic on PVC version cup and head, the most expensive and longest lasting. Not the stainless steel model. That had a class action lawsuit. Also signed the Surgerical Permit Contract of Agreement.

Afterwards 4 x rays were taken with the orthopedic ball marker extended to measure the length and the size of the head that fits into the cap. There was little waiting and it took just a few minutes.

Then my blood was drawn for a red/white blood cell count and to ensure that MRSA is not present. Will also need to get another blood test 1-2 days before the procedure

Sounds great to me. Tho not eating after midnight on the morning of surgery will most likely be a challenge. Not even water is allowed. Am ready to be bionic on Nov 10. Most likely 2 days will be needed overnight to recover and gain leg muscle strength to walk up stairs.

Civil twilight is 6:32 AM EDT. Night is 6:31 PM.

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

Length of day: 11h 00m. Length of visible light: 11h 59m. Tomorrow will be 2m 58s shorter.

The temp is 64° (18°C), the high to be 76° (24°C) in partly cloudy skies now, sun later. Tied for the warmest night of the year and most likely the last one that is warm.

Have a fabulous day!

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MadDogUSMC
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2014 12:52:49 AM

Hi Justin! Hope you had a great Tuesday!
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Dino72
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2014 11:00:46 PM

Good evening Justin

Let me just say one more thing in reference to last night's post. I don't hate this guy I blocked. I don't think he's that bad of a guy. I'm sure you guys will agree on that. Having my real name posted here was one that really crossed the line. I hated to do it, but felt it was in my best interest both here and at FB.

I want to thank everyone who has message me over the last couple of days as well. This is a great group of people and I enjoy "talking" to each and every one of you. It's hard to believe that in January I'll have been on GB for a decade and posting in these forums for about 7 years. That's a long time when you're talking the internet.

Finally, as you've probably noticed, I've changed my avatar picture. Those who know me at FB know this is my current profile picture as well. This was taken a few weeks ago after one of Emily's basketball games. It's one of my recent favorites of us and it was only fitting. THIS was my social network before I was on FB or even big on Myspace.

Looking to be a rainy and windy night, but the temps are mild. Still in the mid 60s here. This could be my last night wearing shorts to work for the season. We'll wait and see.

As a thanks, I'm doing some Dino's Jukebox extras tomorrow night as well. Several great artists beginning with P and thought I'd play the runner ups tomorrow night. See you then buddies.
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