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Old 05-04-2010, 05:51 PM   #4241
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Old 05-04-2010, 07:26 PM   #4242
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Played golf this afternoon and took the mutt on a hike this morning. He's in 3 of the pics. Can you see him without enlarging the pic? Black dogs don't show up very well in shady areas.
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Today is and my DH's 56th birthday. I took him to Cici's Pizza for lunch.....

Well...that's what he wanted....

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Today is and my DH's 56th birthday. I took him to Cici's Pizza for lunch.....

Well...that's what he wanted....

How terrific to have such an LBYM-oriented husband!
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How terrific to have such an LBYM-oriented husband!
Well...he's getting better at watching the budget.

However, just a few minutes ago he left to get a bottle of Tequila Don Julio 1942...not exactly a LBYM's kinda booze. But hey...it's his birthday and he'll share with me...
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I see you have broad banded water snakes in the lake. Our house backs up to Oyster Creek outside Houston and we see then quite frequently. Had two crawl under the back fence last summer. They are feisty although not poisonous.

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However, just a few minutes ago he left to get a bottle of Tequila Don Julio 1942...not exactly a LBYM's kinda booze.
Not crazy about tequila here (though I would drink it in a marguerita), but curious enough to look it up. Well, I won't feel bad about my occasional indulgence of French... Oh, never mind.
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I see you have broad banded water snakes in the lake. Our house backs up to Oyster Creek outside Houston and we see then quite frequently. Had two crawl under the back fence last summer. They are feisty although not poisonous.

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Thanks for the ID. I was wondering what species it was.
Poisonous or not, it is still completely capable of inducing heart failure
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Well...he's getting better at watching the budget.

However, just a few minutes ago he left to get a bottle of Tequila Don Julio 1942...not exactly a LBYM's kinda booze. But hey...it's his birthday and he'll share with me...
Sounds like he knows what he wants, anyway! Oh well. It's his birthday.
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Mainland friends are dropping in next week, so the cleaning countdown has begun.

The tenant's old (broken) microwave is fixed, tested sat, and off the lanai. Glad to get that hangar queen in the attic for spares. Now we can vacuum the lanai instead of vacuuming around the lanai.

Ran Scooba on the kitchen tiles. Tomorrow we'll do the diningroom, and the day after we'll do the hallway & bathrooms.

New shower curtain. Not sure whether the old is worth cleaning/saving.

Fixed a backyard sprinkler, but I'm going to wait until things dry out a little more before I test it.

Picked up a lot of green waste but we have room in the can for more... cutting the palm nuts off the trees and pruning the bougainvillea. Green waste goes out Friday so I'll probably get the bougainvillea Friday morning or Saturday.

Picked the last tangerines off the tree. The stupid thing is blooming again, which will be its third crop in a year.

Now I'm goofing off before paying the bills, and wondering whether I should skip taekwondo practice tonight...
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Picked the last tangerines off the tree. The stupid thing is blooming again, which will be its third crop in a year.
I take it you are tired of tangerines?
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Mainland friends are dropping in next week, so the cleaning countdown has begun.

The tenant's old (broken) microwave is fixed, tested sat, and off the lanai. Glad to get that hangar queen in the attic for spares. Now we can vacuum the lanai instead of vacuuming around the lanai.

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Picked up a lot of green waste but we have room in the can for more... cutting the palm nuts off the trees and pruning the bougainvillea. Green waste goes out Friday so I'll probably get the bougainvillea Friday morning or Saturday.

Picked the last tangerines off the tree. The stupid thing is blooming again, which will be its third crop in a year.

Now I'm goofing off before paying the bills, and wondering whether I should skip taekwondo practice tonight...
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I take it you are tired of tangerines?
A man can only eat 2-3 per day. Neighbors run away when they see me approaching with a bag in each hand.

The papaya crop is coming along nicely, although they have a tendency to all ripen simultaneously at 4:24 PM next Thursday.

However I have high hopes for our lychee tree!
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A man can only eat 2-3 per day. Neighbors run away when they see me approaching with a bag in each hand.

The papaya crop is coming along nicely, although they have a tendency to all ripen simultaneously at 4:24 PM next Thursday.

However I have high hopes for our lychee tree!
LOL, that's quite a problem to have! I guess I'd be looking up canning/jelly recipes. It would be hard for me to watch them go to waste! Of course I say that now, but if I were knee deep in tangerines, I might be singing a different tune.
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I drove in to Pittsburgh today for the opera: Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro". I loved it. It is a farcical romp set to wonderful music and true love prevails in the end. I particularly liked the movements featuring the harpsichord. Well worth battling the off and on rain and the traffic created by the Pittsburgh Marathon and a Penguins home game to get in town.
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