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Old 06-18-2011, 02:29 PM   #7861
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... Quite a surprise for my MIL (84 years old) to have a visitor on such short notice but I think she was pleased.
I'll bet she was pleased. My 82 y.o. MIL loves when we (or any relative) pops in. And my grandmother used to love it when I stopped in. Funny thing was that she always had a roast or fried chicken ready to cook whenever I stopped in.
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Old 06-18-2011, 02:39 PM   #7862
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I had a list of things to do outside today, but it is 85F and very humid outside. I am experiencing almost continuous hot flashes these days.
My little AC unit has the living room at a nice comfy 76F.

Hmmm...what shall I do ?

The last thing I want to do in this heat is fill my sprayer and coat my boat cover with water repellent.

I'll save that task for later this evening or first thing tomorrow AM when it is cooler.
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I had a list of things to do outside today, but it is 85F and very humid outside.
85? .....it's 103 here.

Finally put the finishing touches (paint) on one wall of my sun room. The rate I'm going I might be finished by Thanksgiving....
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85? .....it's 103 here.

Finally put the finishing touches (paint) on one wall of my sun room. The rate I'm going I might be finished by Thanksgiving....
85F + hot flashes = 103F

It's the new math.
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85? .....it's 103 here.

Finally put the finishing touches (paint) on one wall of my sun room. The rate I'm going I might be finished by Thanksgiving....
103 and it's not even July?? Good luck to you people down there.
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Our temperatures in New Orleans aren't as hot as bbbamI's right now, but still we have had record heat for each of the past three days. It feels quite oppressive out there!
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I went to Goodwill Store to drop off electronics devices (tape players, CD player, PhotoCD player). I then checked out their stores and I was surprised what they are selling and how low the prices are.

I bought a new shaver, a TI-83+ Silver Edition calculator and a universal learning remote control for $2.99 each.

While shopping, I saw them put the items that I donated on the shelves and they were priced at $1.99 to $4.99.
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Packed for our trip and DH and I bought new hiking shoes and socks. I guess I should pack some band-aids since we will be breaking them in on our trip. Booked us a rental car for our trip. We are renting it in Las Vegas and dropping it off in San Diego. I am already not looking forward to flying to Las Vegas. I hope that our plane does not get delayed. Just remembered that I need to check-in to Continental. Better do that now.
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Got back from our 12 day trip to Alaska late Tuesday night. Have been recovering (so tired!) ever since, LOL. It was absolutely fantastic. We did a northbound cruise for 7 nights, then went to Denali for a few days.

Highlights of the trip were seeing humpback whales up close, Mendenhall Glacier, a pod of orcas including momma and baby, glacier calving, SEVEN bears in Denali (including a momma with 2 cubs playing and rolling down the hill, just a few feet from our bus), and lots of moose with their calves.

Fantastic trip!

Also enjoying the container garden I started a few months ago. We have been harvesting cucumbers, tomatoes, and green beans. Our thai basil has been going wild, and I recently found a great recipe for asian basil pesto - having some tonight - YUMMY!
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103 and it's not even July?? Good luck to you people down there.
Thanks...we need it.

It's been windy as well. Gusts up to 30 mph with 100+ degrees temp is brutal. Like a friend of mine said, 'It's like being assaulted with a huge hair dryer.'
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Welcome back simple girl! I'm tickled y'all had such a wonderful time!

Hmmmmm.....looks like y'all have a parka built for two....
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Friend was here last weekend.
Today did weeding and planting.
Had a kitten hanging around for a while, but she's been gone for a while.
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I bought a new shaver, a TI-83+ Silver Edition calculator and a universal learning remote control for $2.99 each.
Is that TI-83 the same model of calculator that every high school student in America ends up buying for their math classes? The numbers sound familiar but I don't know if it's precisely the right model.

Well, maybe it is: hawaii all for sale / wanted classifieds "TI-83" - craigslist

I'm seeing prices in the $40-$90 range. You might have yourself a little bit of calculator arbitrage going there...
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Is that TI-83 the same model of calculator that every high school student in America ends up buying for their math classes? The numbers sound familiar but I don't know if it's precisely the right model.

Well, maybe it is: hawaii all for sale / wanted classifieds "TI-83" - craigslist

I'm seeing prices in the $40-$90 range. You might have yourself a little bit of calculator arbitrage going there...

It is exactly the same as this:
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Just put in fresh batteries and it works.
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Al - it looks like you may have planked in a patch of poison ivy. I think I see 3 leaved plants in your pic.
As an expert (ie. highly allergic) in poison ivy, fyi that is not poison ivy. Those are three lobed single leaves, as opposed to a truly three leaved plant. Here's poison ivy.
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Got back from our 12 day trip to Alaska late Tuesday night. Have been recovering (so tired!) ever since, LOL. It was absolutely fantastic. We did a northbound cruise for 7 nights, then went to Denali for a few days.

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Fantastic trip!

Glad you had a great trip ! We were also exhausted for a week after the trip but so worth it .
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Movies with DW (Green Lantern)
Mexican Food at favorite restaurant (beef fajitas)
Went for a short drive, and drove thru the auto car wash
Strawberry shake at Sonic
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Watched Black Swan on DVD
Going to bed in approx. 30 mins.
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It has been a good day.

Had my hair cut and coloured for the first time in my new home: I took a friend's recommendation and went to a salon/beauty shop at a little town on the lake only 10 minutes away:

District of Peachland - Welcome.

Not only is the setting beautiful but I hit it off right away with my new stylist...a guy. Usually I prefer to have my hair cut by a woman as they tend to listen more closely to what I ask for, but this stylist got it exactly right and was very personable. And he is not gay!

I spent the afternoon continuing the unpacking and organizing odyssey: today's focus was on selecting what goes in the storage locker and putting it there. Apart from the big pile of flattened cardboard boxes in the living room, things are looking more civilized by the day! I called the moving company to arrange pickup of the boxes early next week. I discovered that I have enough personal and family photographs to fill two 4 cu. ft. boxes! And none of them are from the past 5 years, when I have taken literally thousands of digital pictures. But they are all worth keeping and reminiscing over when time permits.

Having skipped lunch, I stopped at 6 pm, made a healthy salad, and sat out on the balcony enjoying the relatively cool evening for the past 2 hours. I finished "The Game" by Jack London, on my Kindle ($0) and I recommend it highly.
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I used to go to a hairdresser in New Jersey who was gay . I would say I want a perm & he would say no . I would say I want this color and he would say I don't think so . He was a hoot and thinking about it my hair looked the best when he was cutting & coloring it .
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You guys looking so hot you be melting that glacier!

Just sold Lena's old bike for $270 -- I have really good luck with craigslist. Perhaps the key is putting big beautiful pictures (not the small attached type) with nice ad copy. Anyway, the guy who bought it is really nice, and really psyched about the bike.
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