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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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attitash
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2014 12:09:56 PM

Good afternoon Justin....cloudy day with a high of 21°C/69.8°F. Able to cycle to work as the threat of rain is low. Have a good day.
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2014 10:54:14 AM

Good morning, jjdm,

Have a great day!
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2014 8:46:29 AM

Good Morning Justin,

Animals myths continue:

Porcupines shoot their quills.

A porcupine’s quills are made up of keratin, which is the same material our fingernails are made of. Can you shoot your fingernails? Didn’t think so. Just as we can’t shoot our fingernails (unfortunately), neither can porcupines shoot their precious defense mechanisms.

Happy Hump Day!
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2014 4:18:13 AM

Good morning Justin!

Looking forward to your next update. Know you are very busy.

Woke up before midnight last night. Completed my posts and took a 3 hour nap. The med's (percodan) is making me very sleepy. Like the feeling after staying up for an all nighter.

Had an omelet Western style for brekky. Watched several Law & Order episodes. 12 AM PST is the last day Netflix will stream the series. A phone call to Netflix said they may extend the contract. Saw the many episodes into the 12th season. Now it's time for other shows.

The first order of business was to drive to the resident orthopedist at the hospital. Have an late Friday morning appointment with the surgeon that will operate on the right hip replacement.

This is not the op, it has been more than six months since my last visit. Dr wants to refresh me on the procedure and what to expect on the days of recovery and etc.

Took a pleasant ride along the CT River Hwy to Cushman, NH which is a hamlet of the Town of Dalton, NH (pop: 979) then crossed the steel bridge into Gilman, VT.

Gilman was a mill village for the workers of the Gilman Paper Company since the 1880's. The paper mill offered heat for free in a big pipe under the main street for residents to have free heat in their company built tract homes.

The mill was bought and sold several times. The last being Durango Paper Co. Many left the mill being owed back pay, retirement, and benefits. A bit more info is found in this link.

The village of Gilman, VT is part of Lunenburg, VT. The 2000 census gives the pop: 1,328. Households are 516 w/366 families in town.

Returned home via US Rt2 in VT. Lots of color in the hills and mtns. Some silver maples by the river have hints of lemon & lime or fire orange and red. Have my heart on a shot of multicolored leaves lining both sides of the CT River.

Civil twilight is 6:15 AM EDT. Night is 6:55 PM.

Sunrise: 6:44 AM. Set: 6:26 PM.

Length of day: 11h 43m. Length of visible light: 12h 40m. Tomorrow will be 3m 3s shorter.

The temp is 50° (10°C), the high to be 72° (22°C) w partial clouds.

Have a fabulous day!

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MadDogUSMC
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2014 12:56:32 AM

Justin...hope you are having a great week buddy!
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Dino72
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2014 11:10:02 PM

Good evening Justin

Happy 88th birthday to your Grandma.


If you remember a few months back, I took the Dodge to a dealership in Parkersburg (not the one in my pictures) to have my blinker problem diagnosed. They told me what the problem was and that it would be a $900 fix. I told them to put it all back together because I didn't have that kind of money. Well, in April I found a local repair shop that quoted me $413 Parts, Labor, and Sales Tax. I told them when I did get the money together, I'd come to them. Well that didn't happen until about a week ago. I called them because it had been awhile since I last talked to them. Turns out they can still order the part and for even cheaper. My total cost will now come to $204. A significant drop in price. And they said they'd add a can of blinker fluid at no extra charge. What a deal!

Temps still holding in the low 60s here. Rain off and on.
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Wrench9765
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2014 10:46:39 PM

Hi Justin, sounds like you are really busy,You handled that lady pretty good, but I think I would have had to call the police in on that one. You never know what she might have done especially if she had a gun on her.Too many crazy's around anymore. Be careful.
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attitash
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2014 2:06:21 PM

Good afternoon Justin....cloudy day with a 30% chance of rain. None so far. High of 21°C/69.8°F. Played golf this morning & have a dental appt in an hour. Happy belated Birthday to your Grandma. Have a great day.
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2014 8:07:22 AM

Good Morning Justin,
A belated Happy Birthday to your grandma. Great that you took her to Applebee's for her birthday treat.

Some customer. Good thing you had the support of your co-workers. Hope there is not a repeat of anything like that again....ever!

From the San Diego zoo web site, "we’re here to set the record straight on a few animal myths that are widely believed–but definitely not true."

koalas are bears.

You’ve probably heard the term “koala bear” thrown around casually here and there, but contrary to popular belief, koalas have no relation to bears. While they have an uncanny likeness to teddy bears, they’re actually marsupials. Super cute, teddy bear-like marsupials.

Have a Terrific Tuesday!
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2014 7:36:07 AM

Good morning, jjdm,

Hope your grandma had a happy birthday! She's doing well for being 88. :)

Your mom still getting some hours at work?

Have a great day!
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2014 1:34:57 AM

Good morning Justin!

Yep, interesting on the woman who wanted the Sharp's beer. Happy Birthday to your grandmother. Great she is 88 y/o. Glad that all is well w/you. Enjoyed the read very much.

My neighbor called at 7:30 AM yesterday to dbl check the time and to make sure the oral surgery was still on. Had forgotten to switch the ringer on. The answering machine took the message.

Called his house and his wife said he was on his way up the mtn to visit me. Went outdoors and talked w/him about the time to leave. He commented w/praise on the new wildflower section that is beginning to blossom.

We left early to the dental office. Mentioned to my neighbor of the north the way the office mgr misunderstood the last visit and mistakenly said my Ins no longer covers this dental procedure.

He opened his glove, asked me to remove the Bible, and to read out loud Proverbs 17:27. "The one who has knowledge uses words with restraint, and whoever has understanding is even-tempered. 28: Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues."

Arrived at the office, filled the forms, took it nicely that the mgr said we never bill, co-payment must be paid. Gave them their foolish $44 and change, and had a seat beside my friend.

Was called into the op room quickly. The Dr had four female assistants to help him and ease my anxiety. They took my vitals and attached 2 electrodes to monitor my heart.

Did not even ask what the BP or pulse was. Knew it was high. The anesthesiologist missed the first attempt at a vein. Then got it right on my left hand. With a #20 needle, it was uncomfortable.

Soon the Vicodin and another drug that its name is forgotten was used began to take effect. Have little recollection other than four women looking at me smiling.

In under an hour they said the procedure was completed. Just as was told me, it truly felt like a mere 5 minutes passed w/no memory of the oral surgery.

My gums and jaw are very sore, swollen,and hurting. Rec'd a Rx of 20 percodan that cost me an amazing 18¢ for the entire script on my AARP plan. Was very surprised at this low price and most thankful.

Returned home took a 3 hour nap and plan to take it easy for a few days. Will phone the Orthopedic office today for a hip replacement surgery appointment asap. Am so thankful that phase one is out of the way.

Civil twilight is 6:13 AM EDT. Night is 6:57 PM.

Sunrise: 6:42 AM. Set: 6:28 PM.

Length of day: 11h 45m. Length of visible light: 12h 43m. Tomorrow will be 3m 3s shorter.

The temp is 56° (13°C), the high to be 75° (24°C) in mostly clear skies.

Have a wonderful day!

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MadDogUSMC
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2014 12:24:41 AM

Justin...sounds like that lady was psycho! You probably should have watched her or she would have taken the beer anyways...had that happen once!

Great to hear you got to spend time with your grandmother!
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KHF
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2014 11:49:23 PM

Hi Justin - Congratulations to your grandma on her 88th birthday! It sounds as if you gave her a lovely day.

That encounter with the out of control customer was really wild. It sounds as if you handled it very well. I worked retail for several summers and there are some really "different" people out there.

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HappyHiker
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2014 11:39:18 PM

Hi Justin, that was an interesting experience you had at the store, but it sounds like you handled it well. Al's is lucky to have such a conscientious young man working for them.
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Dino72
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2014 10:50:37 PM

Good evening Justin

Are you sure the crazy lady was just at work and not the one we see in the picture with you? :-)

Wanted to share with you parts of last weekend's trip to Parkersburg. Every time I go down there whether it's to visit my Parents, go to a basketball game of Emily's or both, I try to snap a few pictures around town and add to both the Flickr and Facebook album. May try to put them here at GB even though their albums only allow 80 pictures. For now, the newest ones are only at Flickr. Enjoy.

Elite Sports Center

McHappy's Bake Shoppe

Sandy Richard's Gospel Music Shop

Lubeck Volunteer Fire Department

Mural for Parkersburg South High School

The Community of Lubeck

Former National Muffler Inc.

McClinton Chevrolet

Rubi's Pizza and Grill
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jjdm
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2014 10:17:09 PM

Good evening, everyone!

Today’s Picture:
Lunch Break

I had a productive Saturday evening. I was able to work on some Accounting homework and catch up on some much needed sleep. I woke up around 7:30 am on Sunday and got ready for work.

I worked 9 am - 4:15 pm. At 10 am, the opening Manager wanted to leave early since he had tickets to a Sox game. So I was in charge from that point until I left at 4:15. I kept busy throughout my shift by filling sale items, filling items in Dairy, working through the paper backstock and paper promo load, and working through the Frozen promo load.

Did have one very interesting customer. She was interested in knowing if we carried Sharp’s non-alcohol beer. I knew we wouldn’t be able to sell it since this type of beer still has minimal alcohol content. It’s against Indiana law to see any alcohol on Sunday’s. But just to see if we carried it, we went over to check it out.

Over my walkie talkie, Katie reminded me that due to Sharp’s having a minimal amount of alcohol in it, we wouldn’t be able to sell it. When the customer heard that she became angry and said is that the one girl that was trying to tell me that. I’ll let you know that I can buy it since it says it’s a non-alcohol beer.

She then snatched the walkie talkie out of my hand and said, “Listen here little girl, I know that I can buy this non-alcohol beer. I don’t need you pretending to be an authority figure and bossing me around.” I got the walkie talkie back from her and knew I would need some back up on this one.

So I got another co-worker with me. Then we tried to explain to her that this Sharp’s drink has minimal alcohol and how it’s against company policy and state law to sell it. She did not believe us and then went really crazy on us.

She went on to say that we are being controlled by people who write the discs. She said that we are slaves to these people and how we as slaves are evil doers. She also said that we are sinning big time and will listen to whatever lies the people who write the discs tell us to do.

If that wasn’t crazy enough, she then went on to say that she was a prophet sent down to set us slaves free and to fight the ones that write the discs. She was sent to end all evil. Once she turned around, the other co-worker and I quickly walked away. You see all kinds of people at the grocery store…..lol.

I was suppose to get off of work at 4 pm, but I had to wait until the Grocery Manager got there. He was supposed to be there at 3:30 pm, but didn’t get there until 4:15 pm (45 minutes late).

After work, I changed into some nice clothes. Then Mom and I went to take Grandma out for her birthday treat. Grandma wanted to go to Applebee’s so we took her there. Grandma enjoyed her birthday treat. BTW, she is now 88 years old!

In the evening, I drove to Merrillville to meet up with Marija, Ana, and Aaron. We chatted for a bit and then got to work on a film project. We watched a documentary about Enron.

On Monday, we learned in Accounting about how to keep track of inventory. During our lunch break, we went out to eat at Chipotle. When we got back to school, I took a Chapter 2 quiz for Info Systems (got a 20/20 on it). In Criminal Justice, we reviewed for an upcoming test. In Business Speech, we talked about Emotional Intelligence, our business project, and Monroe’s Motivated Sequence.

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.

Midnight, thank you for all of your nice comments about my daily adventures. Sounds like your days have been going well. Hopefully you can get that hip surgery in soon.

TUrtLE, Billy, the Grocery Manager, said that he hasn’t filled an accident report out in 3 years. Thank you for the Sunday movies! {{{ HUGS }}}

Claudie, :)

attitash, nice that you have some days off! Great to have a break from taxes.

GJ, thanks for your comments and advice!

Dino72, sad that one person died and three were injured in the car accident. Enjoy the pretty colors.

Silverhand, thanks for the Sunday funnies.

Good night!
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attitash
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2014 3:57:14 PM

Good afternoon Justin....another wonderful sunny day with a high of 23°C/73.4°F. Cycling today along with a few errands. Paid the final tax bill for 2014....looking forward to a break from it until March. Have a great day.
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2014 7:29:19 AM

Good Morning Justin,
{{{{hugs}}}}
Have a Terrific Week!
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2014 4:45:03 AM

Good morning Justin!

It may be BIKINIBABE is the new Pudness. Err on the side of caution.

Went out at 4:52 AM to look for the ISS. Did see lots of fog. The Earth was in the 70's (24°C) while the air dropped to 48° (9°C). Will be lots of fog with the warm days and cool nights. The ISS returns at 5:38 AM.

The sun burned the fog off mid morning. There was the annual 2 days giant Lions Car Show in Littleton. Went two y/ago. My hip could tolerate walking to see 100's of classic, muscle, and antique vehicles.

Drove to the summit of Mt Prospect in Weeks State Park. Saw long time hiker Al and stopped to talk. His 14 y/o companion animal, blind from cataracts passed away two weeks ago.

His dog Lady was a Schipperke. A very handsome dog that weighed 12 lbs. We swapped dog loss stories and tales of joy having them in our lives.

The summit was packed w/locals and tourists visiting for the first time. The stucco finished lodge 30' x 70' (9.1 by 21.3 meters) could use some exterior work. Some areas of the front facade are falling off.

420 acres around and on the summit were purchased in 1910. The lodge was finished in 1913. The entire second floor is the living room. Its many large picture windows are most unusual for the era. Balconies take full advantage of the lodge's mountain-top setting, providing dramatic views of the surrounding scenery.

Massive fieldstone fireplaces stand at either end of the living room. According to one popular story, the large moose head over the west fireplace was a gift from President Theodore Roosevelt. Another story said the President shot it on the property.

The floor and trim in the room, as well as the original furniture, are dark oak. Signed photographs of many dignitaries are displayed on the walls; among them are William Taft, Herbert Hoover, Theodore Roosevelt, and Marshall Joffre of France.

The fieldstone tower in front of the house, listed in the National Historic Lookout Register, was originally built as both an observatory and water tower. At 56 feet (17m) high, its observation deck affords spectacular views of three states and Canada.

Civil twilight is 6:12 AM EDT. Night is 6:59 PM.

Sunrise: 6:41 AM. Set: 6:30 PM.

Length of day: 11h 49m. Length of visible light: 12h 46m. Tomorrow will be 3m 3s shorter.

The temp is 50° (10°C), the high to be 80° (27°C) in mostly skies.

Have a 10:30 appointment for oral surgery. My neighbor will drive and return me home.

Have a pleasant day!

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[Edited by: MidnightSun at 9/29/2014 4:54:53 AM EST]
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Silverhand
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 11:34:47 PM

Hello, Justin!

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

Have a great week!
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Dino72
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 11:01:07 PM

Good evening Justin

One day at a time indeed

Didn't realize the Mounties were off this Saturday. The Steelers played the same way (Ugh!) Emily's game went ok. They lost 22-16, but Emily had 4 of those 16 points. A couple more accurate shots would've gave her 8 in the game and a closer score.

Mom and Dad's trip to the mountains went well. They got along US Rt. 50 when they came across an accident that had traffic backed up. The spot it happened was about 15 minutes east of Parkersburg and about 30 minutes from where they live. Imaging getting that close and then having to detour which they did. Along with that, my Sister and her two kids were with them. Unfortunately, one person was killed and three were injured at the scene of the collision. [L=http://www.thenewscenter.tv/home/headlines/text deleted the story on the local news.[/L]

Other than that, the leaves are in peak and are very vibrantly colored in the mountainous areas of WV. Mom sent me a couple of beautiful pictures of the leaves. More are changing locally as well. More dry weather and warm days stay with us into October. L8R
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GryphonJax
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 10:52:34 PM

Good evening Justine, just a quick stop as I have a few things to do before I an done for the night. Thanks for your reply. Not knowing how many are in your class (that's ok, no need to know), you did very well then. Congrats on impressing your fellow classmates.

Enjoy your continued learning at Al's (or whichever). You are doing well, and seem to be managing your busy schedule well so that you aren't burning yourself out. Just remember to take some time FOR yourself every now and then.

Good night...
 
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attitash
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 7:58:49 PM

Good evening Justin....another busy work day. Lots of sun again today with a high of 23°C/73.4°F. Happy to have a few days off! Have a good night.
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 8:40:42 AM

Good morning, jjdm,

Have a great day!
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 7:28:07 AM

Good Morning Justin,
I'm here this morning enjoying your tea, Thank you.

Let's hope you never need to fill out one of those accident reports, Sunday manager Justin.

Good for you for using your common sense.

Your Sunday movie is If I Had My Life To Live Over written by Erma Bombeck.
You may have viewed this before from me or someone else.

From the website.
"A time to reflect and give thanks for some
of the simpler but important things in life.
A memorable and meaningful narration by a very lovely lady,
Cheryl Berardi, inspired by the late Erma Bombeck's classic poem accompanied by the beautiful music of Richard Berardi."

The final frame says, "Count your blessings, each and every one."
That reminded me of the song, Count Your blessings.
As a bonus, 2 minutes on youtube, Count Your Blessings_Hymnal_MV
By Michael Curb Congregation

You can listen while you post and/or are counting your blessings.

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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 5:32:44 AM

Good morning Justin!

The Chicken Parmesan came out magnificent. Perfect! Left other ideas on the pic.

Always enjoy reading of your life an times. Wonderful to learn more in the office. Also was fabulous of you to allow the 3 coupons used on the $250 order. Making the customer happy should be every biz's #1 priority. Well done!

Nice to read your mom went to church at the 4:30 Mass and you were the Eucharistic Minister.

Wishing you a fun day w/your friends. Saw the sports clip on Paulie. Happy Paul Konerko Day!

Had a fabulous early morning watching female MMA bouts of famous champions and contenders. Particularly of Tecia Torres fighting out of Fall River, MA. She is only 5 ft 1 in (1.55 m) and weighs 115 lb (52 kg; 8.2 st) in the straw weight division.

She is known as "The Tiny Tornado." Her fighting style is muay thai along w/karate. She is 25 y/o w/black belts in karate and taekwondo, with a blue belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu. Tecia Torres is 4-0 w/all 4 by decisions.

Took a drive to my visit my pal the meat mgr in Whitefield. Best deal was deli sliced pastrami for a mere $4.99. Wrapped it in newspaper and drove north back on US Rt 3

US Rt 3 begins in Cambridge, MA and goes through NH to its terminus near the Fourth Connecticut Lake at the Canadian border. Very scenic, rural, with plenty of foliage and lots of moose 30 minutes before dusk.

Drove thru the open gate up to the summit of Mt Prospect. Hoped for a super photo op of the views from Weeks State Park. There is a photo link right under the name of the state park.

Too much haze from the sun baking the air. The high was a gorgeous 78° (25°C), not a cloud in the sky w/a pleasing 4 mph (6.4 kph) from the SSW.

Returned home for a wonderful pastrami sammie, w/homegrown tomatoes, leaf lettuce, onions, cukes on multigrain flatbread.

The Sox won handily over the Yank's 10-4 w/our new to the team, 7 rookie players.

Civil twilight is 6:11 AM EDT. Night is 7:01 PM.

Sunrise: 6:40 AM. Set: 6:32 PM.

Length of day: 11h 52m. Length of visible light: 12h 50m. Tomorrow will be 3m 3s shorter.

The temp is 48° (9°C), the high to be 80° (26°C) in clear skies w/plenty of sun.

Have a splendid day!

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jjdm
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2014 9:29:30 PM

Good evening, everyone!

Today’s Picture:
Chicken Parmesan

On Thursday, I made a batch of vegetable beef soup before heading into work. I worked 3:30 pm - 11:30 pm, closing the office. Not much different than the usual routine. I counted drawers, took care of customers at the service desk, and ran reports at the end of the night. As with the rest of the week, we were up compared to the projected numbers and last year’s numbers. For dinner, Mom and I had some vegetable beef soup.

On Friday, I took care of some errands in the late morning. Then I worked 1 pm - 9 pm. For the first hour, I ran register. However, we were slower paced. So I helped out in Dairy. I spent about 2 hours in that department filling items.

In addition, Jackie and Gary called me into the office so they could tell me how to fill out an accident report. They said that I needed to know how to do that since I’m manager on duty on Sunday’s. The major thing I learned about these reports is to be very detailed. As I was leaving the office, Gary chuckled and said, “Just another thing to add to the list of things you know how to do.” I replied by saying I love learning new things. For the last half of my shift, I was on the U-Scan. For dinner, Mom and I had some vegetable beef soup.

On Saturday, I worked 8 am - 4 pm. From 8 am - 2:30 pm, I was on U-Scan. At 2:30 pm, I was in the customer service booth for 30 minutes. Then I spent my last hour as Acting Manager.

I did have one thing to address. A customer wanted to use 4 of their $5 off store coupons that they had accumulated. However, the coupons say to use only one per customer. Due to two reasons, I let her use her 3 other coupons. First, she was a green light shopper (meaning she shops with us all the time). Second, she had a $250 order. Very rare to have a customer spend that much with us in one shopping trip. I remember Jackie mentioning that we usually ignore the limits when dealing with the frequent shoppers. The customer and her husband left in a good mood.

As for the rest of my shift, I changed a display and filled a couple of things. When I got home, I got ready for church. For a change, Mom and I went to church at 4:30 pm. I was still an Eucharistic Minister. After church, Mom and I had some more leftover vegetable beef soup.

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.

GJ, each student got to grade my website. Then an average was taken of all of the scores. I guess a couple of students didn’t give me a perfect 25/25. Thank you for posting the correct link to that WIC web page.

KHF, thanks for the congrats!

Farful, oh geez...hopefully no one was injured! Thanks for sharing those pics.

Dino72, prayers continue. One day at a time. Thanks for this edition of Jukebox.

Midnight, always good when justice is served! In a couple of weeks, I’ll make a batch of chicken soup. For now, Mom and I are still enjoying some of the homemade vegetable beef soup that I made. I will be meeting up with my school friends tomorrow. That should be fun.

Claudie, thanks for trying out my maze. :-))

attitash, wonderful that you can enjoy the beautiful colors!

Loree71, I did get your message on FB. Thank you.

trugasCA, Mom said that she is fine with bagging. I asked if she would like to try out cashiering. She said no in a heartbeat lol.

TUrtLE, no need to apologize. You eventually made it here with the joke. {{{ HUGS }}}

HappyHiker, what a blessing that you are able to resume most of your usual routines. Thanks for stopping by when you are able to.

Good night!

[Edited by: jjdm at 9/27/2014 9:31:24 PM EST]
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Loree71
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2014 6:08:07 PM

Midnight, five points per day seems really strange, doesn't it? I mean, reading a news article nets you 25 points for each one.........and I still wonder why the second account is still active--the one supposedly being the spouse of the banned member. Oh well, ANY ban is better than none. The more activities that GB is banned from, the less that GB can harass and bother the rest of us.
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attitash
Champion Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2014 5:41:24 PM

Greetings Justin...busy work day. Sunny sky with a high of 25°C/77°F. Have a good night.
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HappyHiker
Champion Author Los Angeles

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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2014 3:25:57 PM

Hi Justin, I'm stopping by so you'll know I'm still alive and kicking and very happy that both the Dodgers and Angels are in the playoffs.

I'm busy with my health/exercise regimen, church activities and other volunteer endeavors and working on the computer has fallen to the wayside. I do try and post gas prices on the days I get out in the car to pass by my local stations.

All is well, still have some residual pain and tiredness from my mystery virus of last May, but those might be things I'll have to learn to live with. I'm feeling blessed that I've been able to resume most of my usual routines.

I stop by your GB home to read your posts occasionally and am glad to hear that things are going well with both school and your job.
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TUrtLE1625
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2014 9:29:44 AM

Good Morning Justin,

Somehow I missed stopping here yesterday with Friday's joke. I'm sorry.
{{{{hugs}}}}

Make it off the island:

There were three people stranded on an island, a brunette, a redhead, and a blonde. The brunette looked over the water to the mainland and estimated about 20 miles to shore. So she announced, "I'm going to try to swim to shore." So she swam out five miles, and got really tired. She swam out ten miles from the island, and she was too tired to go on, so she drowned.

The second one, the redhead, said to herself, "I wonder if she made it. I guess it's better to try to get to the mainland than stay here and starve." So she attempts to swim out. The redhead had a lot more endurance than the brunette, as she swam out 10 miles before she even got tired. After 15 miles, she was too tired to go on, so she drowned.

So the blonde thought to herself, "I wonder if they made it! I think I'd better try to make it, too." So she swam out 5 miles, ten miles, fifteen miles, and finally nineteen miles from the island. The shore was just in sight, but she said, "I'm too tired to go on!" So she swam back.

Have a Super Saturday!
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trugasCA
Champion Author California

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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2014 9:00:51 AM

Good that your mom can stand up to those long hours..much younger people do bagging and it isn't easy work.
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MidnightSun
Champion Author New Hampshire

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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2014 5:54:47 AM



P.S.
There appears to be different types of "banning" now:

1) Total Ban - no profile, cannot post at all

2) Partial Ban - can continue to accumulate points, including the post count going up but, posts do not show anywhere. Can post on whiteboards.

3) Partial Ban - can continue to accumulate points, including posts but, post count does not go up & posts do not show anywhere. Can post on whiteboards.

4) Partial Ban - can continue to accumulate points, showing post count going up but, posts do not show anywhere & cannot post on whiteboards. Such is the case w/Mc crud.
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MidnightSun
Champion Author New Hampshire

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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2014 5:11:51 AM

Good morning Justin!

Loree, Have asked that q to a few others. Need the w/e to get back an answer. Can see its post number goes up by 5 per day. It may be that reading news articles adds the post points.

Justin, Hope you are very busy this w/e with work, your family and with play. Want to read a plentiful update. Make time for fun.

Took a drive around my nearby area in Granby, VT yesterday morning. It is 39.1 square miles (101.2 km2), yet had an amazing population of just 86 people, 33 households, and 26 families residing in the town in 2000. During the 2010 census, 88 resided in town.

The quaint town has a one room school house, (One can scroll on my link to see 6 more pix) a general store, Post Office w/a wooden sign, and a rugged brick high school, that was built from the alumni funds.

The three building Main St is complete w/a Congregational Church, a bench seat, and the old cemetery that has Roger's Rangers', the Green Berets of Colonial America, buried from our Revolutionary War. Rural New England at its finest.

Plenty of colors, yet the peak of the color remains several days away. Day temps yesterday are 74° (23°C) and nights are 49° (9°C). Spend 60 minutes enjoying the ultraviolet B (UVB) rays that produce natural vitamin D.

Getting late Sept strawberries, tomatoes, and have a half cup of highbush blueberries ripening on one lagging plant. Did some garden maintenance, watched the bees collecting pollen, the grasshoppers, caterpillars, and a rabbit eating my lawn. Peace, quiet, and relaxing.

Civil twilight is 6:10 AM EDT. Night is 7:03 PM.

Sunrise: 6:39 AM. Set: 6:34 PM.

Length of day: 11h 55m. Length of visible light: 12h 53m. Tomorrow will be 3m 3s shorter.

The temp is 43° (6°C), the high to be 79° (26°C) in clear skies w/lots of sun later.

Have a tremendous day!

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Loree71
Champion Author San Bernardino

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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2014 4:36:02 AM

OK, if the mental midget we all have problems with is banned for life from posting, why is he still accruing points on both his account, and the fraudulent one he set up allegedly for his wife?
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attitash
Champion Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2014 9:09:09 PM

Super day at Algonquin Provincial Park Sunny sky, high of 25°C/77°F. No wind had calm waters....perfect for kayaking & taking in the amazing colours. Also hiked 5.9km/3.75 miles along the Booth Trail. The trail had breathing taking views of Rock Lake below along with red, orange & yellow coloured trees. Off to bed soon...work tomorrow.
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2014 8:12:48 AM

Good morning, jjdm,

Cute maze. I got it on the 3rd try. :)

Have a great day!
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MidnightSun
Champion Author New Hampshire

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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2014 5:10:19 AM

Good morning Justin!

Enjoyed the photo of Cassandra's gifts to you mom on your dad's birthday. Will figure out the maze in just a little while. Liked the read of your week at work and at college. Great to go out for lunch w/your friends.

The WIC program is so wonderful for moms and their kids. Never heard of Google Drive before your post. Will explore it and pass the word around. Thank you very much.

One the happiest moments of my GB life was the wonderful buddies who wrote on **** thread wishing the fabulous gal Mom728 a most Happy Birthday. A glorious dig to the bones that must annoy him repeatedly. Love his OCD, his helplessness, and inability to post. Banned for life. Justice is served. PLT!

Left early w/my camera in the hopes of getting some super foliage shots on the way to Littleton. Still have some days to go before the peak of the fall foliage. Will keep my eyes on the leaves every day.

Bought at the market were large red bell peppers $1.25 a lb, green beans $1.68 a lb, peaches 20¢ ea, a huge stalk of celery $1.08, pink grapefruit 95¢ ea, limes 5/$1, lemons 3/$2, green leaf lettuce, and great plump, firm, juicy grapes $2.28 a lb.

Visited my pal at Rite Aid. Asked him to see if he can order some special Ale for me. It is named Samuel Adams Rebel IPA. Love great ale and want to try this one.

Drove to Whitefield to my pals grocery store. Bought some store made lean sausage, two thick chicken breasts for $2.29 a lb and imported ham on sale for $3.99 a lb.

Stopped at Subway in Whitefield for a 6" white egg & bacon on flatbread w/all the veggies, plus extra lettuce and spinach. Rec'd a 20 oz French Vanilla coffee w/it. All for $3.27 w/tax, the brekky special everyday.

Also stopped at Shaws to purchase broccoli crowns for 99¢ a lb. It is seldom that low in northern NH.

Returned home to water the tomato plants. It was 36° (2°C) last night and the plants are looking extremely droopy. Also did garden maintenance. The high was 68° (20°C) in mostly sunny skies.

Made some homemade chicken soup with diced celery, onions, carrots, cubes of a chicken breast with bay leaves and basil added to the water. Boiled that baby for 2.5 hours in the crock pot until the celery was soft and carrots were al dente. Had two bowls for lunch.

Civil twilight is 6:09 AM EDT. Night is 7:05 PM.

Sunrise: 6:38 AM. Set: 6:33 PM.

Length of day: 11h 58m. Length of visible light: 12h 56m. Tomorrow will be 3m 3s shorter.

The temp is 41° (5°C), the high to be 74° (23°C) in clear skies w/lots of sun later.

Have a delightful day!

              : )
 
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Dino72
Champion Author West Virginia

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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2014 10:42:40 PM

Good evening Justin


The prayers are working.

I decided not to talk to my boss this morning about my possible quitting work. I held out hoping for even the smallest array of hope when I got home this morning. We sat and talked for a good little while. About two hours. I'm happy to say we've made amends for now. No separation or divorce in our future.

So goes my life as we know it.

You guys are the best. Thanks for all of your support, prayers, and messages.

How about some Dino's Jukebox tonight? This is actually the tune I had picked out before everything started going bad this week.

Tonight's edition of Dino's Jukebox comes from a fellow West Virginian born in Kenova just outside of Huntington, WV. The '80s introduced us to some new genres of music. Rap being one of them. Relax, I'm not playing that. Another one was Gospel. You're thinking, "Gospel has been around for years" and you'd be correct. But not like what was introduced by Amy Grant in the mid '80s. You know the genre better as Contemporary Christian. It is a positive and successful genre that has been taken on by several acts such as Ms. Grant, DC Talk, and tonight's jukebox entry. Going back to 1991 and peaking at #6 on Billboard making it his most successful song.

M - Michael W. Smith - "Place In This World"



[Edited by: Dino72 at 9/25/2014 10:43:03 PM EST]
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Farful
Champion Author Quad Cities

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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2014 10:23:28 PM

Good evening jjdm!
 
Took a bus trip to the Catfish Bend Casino yesterday. Bus driver had to detour around a truck on fire as we returned home on north bound US 61. Hope no one was injured in the disaster.
 
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KHF
Champion Author Sacramento

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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2014 8:02:31 PM

Hi Justin - That was lovely of Cassandra to do that for your Mom. good to hear that she continues to get her hours.

Congratulations on the success of your web page.
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GryphonJax
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2014 4:15:45 PM

Good afternoon Justine,

Let me be among the first to congratulate you on your web site score. What was the .2 deduction for? Weird...

I'm guessing the following is what you meant about WIC? WIC

Have a great evening...
 
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jjdm
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2014 12:06:58 PM

Good morning, everyone!

Today’s Picture:
Presents from Cassandra

On Tuesday, Mom worked 12 pm - 6 pm, bagging at Karwick. I went to get two new tires for my car. I went to a local tire place and I was going to get 4 new tires, but the guy said I could get another 10,000 miles on my front tires (which he then put on the back).

After that was complete, I made shrimp pasta (based off Midnight’s recipe). After that was cooked, I put that in the fridge since that was going to be our dinner when I got off of work at 11 pm. Before heading into work, I worked on my Halloween Maze project. Thankfully I was able to finish it up before heading into work!

You are invited to give the maze a try. Good luck!

I worked 3 pm - 11 pm, in grocery. It was a very busy day and we had lots to do. Thankfully Isaac and I were able to get everything done (filling things and facing the store).

On Wednesday, my school day was very easy since we only had two classes. In Accounting, we practiced doing Merchandise journal entries. After that we had a long break since our Info Systems was cancelled due to the Professor being out of the country. Our grades for the website were posted. I ended up getting a 24.8 out of 25 on my website!

So Marija, Ana, Aaron, and I ended up going to Portillo’s for lunch. I ended up giving their jumbo hot dog with everything on it a try. I also had an order of cheese fries. The food was very filling and tasty!

In Criminal Justice, we learned about “community policing.” After that, we all went to the library to work on our Scratch projects (Business Speech was cancelled due to the Professor’s son having surgery). Since I already had my maze complete, I helped Aaron with his project.

After school, Mom and I had some leftover shrimp pasta and watched some TV. Then I got about 8 hours of sleep. This morning, Mom and I did some grocery shopping at Al’s. Then I went to a WIC meeting at the WIC office. Most of the office supervisors at Al’s had to go to this meeting so we could learn about the new changes to [L=http://www.in.gov/isdh/19691.htm]WIC/L].

Mom is working 11 am - 7 pm, bagging at Karwick. Later in the afternoon, I’ll be going to work as well.

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.

KHF, sorry to hear that you lost those two men.

Midnight, I did a google search for bruschetta on pasta and looked at the images. I remember having that sometime, I just can’t remember when and where. Now come to Al’s this week for a dozen medium eggs for 49 cents. $3.99 per pound for 85% lean ground beef. That’s a sale price this week. Meat guy at Al’s said meat prices are going to continue to go up. BTW, I use Google Drive to type out my updates. Saves as I type.

TUrtLE, I always share the Sunday movie with her. :) Loving the jokes!

attitash, glad you enjoyed the pic!

MadDog, you play with it a bit first! You gotta know what you are eating! ;)

Claudie, you are right, better than nothing.

Dino72, sorry to hear that you and Mrs. K are splitting up. Prayers for you. Remember that God has a path you and that you have friends here on GB supporting you.

Good day!

[Edited by: jjdm at 9/25/2014 12:11:22 PM EST]
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TUrtLE1625
Champion Author Oregon

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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2014 7:39:12 AM

Good Morning Justin,

You've got mail:

A blonde quickly went out to her mail box, looked in it, closed the door of the box, and went back in the house. A few minutes later she repeated this process by checking her mail again.

She did this five more times, and her neighbor that was watching her commented: "You must be expecting a very important letter today the way you keep looking into that mail box."

The blonde answered, "No, I am working on my computer, and it keeps telling me that I have mail."

Happy Thursday!
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attitash
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2014 5:58:10 AM

Good morning Justin...have an end of year golf tournament at the golf course today. Dinner following with many prizes. Sun today with a high of 23°C/73.4°F. The leafs at Algonquin Provincial Park are now at peak. Decided to take tomorrow off work & make a day trip there. Plan to hike, kayak & take in the show of colours. Have a great day.
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2014 3:46:23 AM

Good morning Justin!

What is nice about another day is that you will have more to write about. Stay busy and be happy.

Enjoyed two episodes of Law & Order: SVU yesterday and one early this morning. The more shows that are seen the more it is liked. Lately the shows are about the characters getting framed, pretending assaults, or making mistakes. As is in the real world. Have just 6 days left to see as many epi's as possible.

Fried onions, red and orange peppers sliced baby bella mushrooms then added some sliced ham and giant hand full of cooked spinach. Made a super spinach omelet for my 6:30 AM lunch. No cheese

Heavy fog was seen at daybreak. The soil was in the low 60's (16°C) and the air was down to 36° (2°C) for the low in the morning. Went out, checked the tomatoes, and watered them.

It has been in the 30's for 4 mornings. The French marigolds are doing well. The zinnia's are done. The half wine barrel of annuals saw much destruction.Yet my window boxes,especially those on the 2nd floor are looking great.

Took my camera and decided to take a trip to Weeks State Park, drive up the paved auto road, and take some spectacular photos on the summit. The gate was locked as the lodge is now only open on the w/e's.

Took a drive on the CT River Hwy. The hills and mtns have lots of color, yet the low elevation trees, such as the silver maples that line both banks of the river are still green.

Acer saccharinum, commonly known as silver maple, creek maple, silverleaf maple, soft maple, water maple, swamp maple, or white maple is a species of maple native to eastern North America in the eastern United States and Canada.

It is one of the most common trees in the United States. Its leaves look like this. Want a shot of the tranquil river lined w/these leaves when their peak red colors arrive. It could be this w/e. Next week for certain.

Civil twilight is 6:07 AM EDT. Night is 7:07 PM.

Sunrise: 6:36 AM. Set: 6:38 PM.

Length of day: 12h 01m. Length of visible light: 12h 59m. Tomorrow will be 3m 4s shorter.

The temp is 36° (2°C), the high to be 68° (20°C) in clear skies w/lots of sun.

Heading to the mkt later for some light produce shopping.

Have a fantastic day!

              : )
 

[Edited by: MidnightSun at 9/25/2014 3:47:22 AM EST]
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MadDogUSMC
Champion Author Jacksonville

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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2014 10:46:09 PM

Justin...hope you are having a great week buddy! It's getting closer to Friday!
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Dino72
Champion Author West Virginia

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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2014 10:40:52 PM

Good evening Justin

I don't want to keep you all wondering. So, here goes.

It looks to be the end of the road for Mrs. K and I. We are splitting up. Here at GB, I have been upbeat and cheerful at times about our lives. And they've been good. Truth is that we've been at each other's throats for the last 2-3 months. What this means for me is that I'm packing up over the next few weeks and moving back to Parkersburg to be closer to my Daughter and to my family down there. I will be talking to my boss in the morning to let her know I'll be quitting soon.

A lot of you were there when I announced that Former Mrs. Dino and I were had filed for divorce back in 2008. I distinctly remember one of my buddies here, pistolpete33, giving me words of encouragement both here and over at Myspace. We lost him to throat cancer in 2011.

I know I have your support here. You guys always have been great. I have been blessed with some of the greatest friends even if I've never met you.

I am currently not over at facebook. The profile still exists, but I haven't been on it for a few days and will continue to not be for awhile. Chances are when I quit the job here, I'll be away from GB for awhile. I'll try to check in with you guys from time to time to let you know I'm okay.

It's over, but I won't soon forget the good times we had together. All God asks of us is one day at a time. That's what I'll be thinking as the next few months will be another mountain in life for me to climb.

Thanks to you all. See you tomorrow night. Hopefully.
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Claudie
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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2014 7:43:34 AM

Good morning, jjdm,

Wow! It sure is cool here this morning (even for here!)! It's 53°, and the dew point is 50°. Brrrr! I am not complaining, though.

Good to hear that your mom is still getting some hours. Better than nothing.

Have a great day!
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TUrtLE1625
Champion Author Oregon

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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2014 7:26:18 AM

Good Morning Justin,

How many sheep do I have?

There once was a blonde who was very tired of blonde jokes and insults directed at her intelligence.

So, she cut and dyed her hair, got a make-over, got in her car, and began driving around in the country.

Suddenly, she came to a herd of sheep in the road. She stopped her car and went over to the shepherd who was tending to them.

"If I can guess the exact number of sheep here, will you let me have one?" she asked.

The shepherd, thinking this was a pretty safe bet, agreed.

"You have 171 sheep," said the blonde in triumph.

Surprised, the shepherd told her to pick out a sheep of her choice.

She looked around for a while and finally found one that she really liked.

She picked it up and was petting it when the shepherd walked over to her and asked, "if I can guess your real hair color, will you give me my sheep back?"

The blonde thought it was only fair to let him try. "You're a blonde! Now give me back my dog."

HHD
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