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Old 02-08-2013, 10:53 AM   #11721
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Old 02-08-2013, 02:50 PM   #11722
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Got all dressed up and went to court in NYC this morning, had lunch at my favorite Turkish restaurant, rode the train home and trudged through the blizzard from the train station to my house (it's only about 4 blocks). Just got home and changed into more comfortable clothes -- and here I am now.
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Got all dressed up and went to court in NYC this morning, had lunch at my favorite Turkish restaurant, rode the train home and trudged through the blizzard from the train station to my house (it's only about 4 blocks). Just got home and changed into more comfortable clothes -- and here I am now.
You watchin' the snow fall?
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Old 02-08-2013, 05:24 PM   #11724
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Skated an hour and half, until 12 noon, then shot the breeze with one of the lady instructors who was waiting for her next student. Went for coffe and oatmeal raisin cookie at $$tarbucks.

Made it home, lit a fire in the woodstove. Watched said fire for a while then woke up around 4:30. Re-stoked the fire. Dinner around 5:30 with DW. Watched the wind blow some ice pellets around after dinner while sipping wine and shooting the breee with DW.

Anotherwords a very productive retirement day. Once again.
Now browsing this forum and making some useless comments.

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Old 02-08-2013, 08:45 PM   #11725
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You watchin' the snow fall?
It's coming down like crazy right now, and the wind is really blowing. A big branch from my tamarack tree just fell off, bounced off the roof and landed in the yard. I hope it didn't damage the roof.
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:51 AM   #11726
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Yesterday was one of those overcast, cold, wet, yucky days that makes one just want to just curl up with the TV or a book and shut out the world.

So I got to playing around with the camera, mounted a macro lens, got out a couple of remote flashes, color gels for them, and played with water in the kitchen sink. In the second one you can see my reflection in the water drop. Well, a pair of eyes anyway.
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Those pictures are really very cool! I love the colors and how you captured the perfect moment in each.
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It's coming down like crazy right now, and the wind is really blowing. A big branch from my tamarack tree just fell off, bounced off the roof and landed in the yard. I hope it didn't damage the roof.
I just got up to see our winter wonderland. The TV news says my town got 38 inches of snow. It sure looks that way. Even the snow plows are stuck. By order of the Governor, all the state roads have been closed since 4 pm yesterday.
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Just a normal winter snowstorm here - about 12" accumulation. Horrible that we would welcome the snow and the center of the storm was a couple hundred miles south.

Went to a college hockey game last night and have another one this afternoon. DW wants to ski tomorrow. We'll see as it is too cold right now to ski for me (7F).

I suspect that our road crews will clean up our roads and then head south to help CT and MA. During the blizzard of 78 we helped out as well.
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DH cleaned off the snow in the driveway and on the car. I put everything in the crockpot for a split pea soup. Just hanging out and surfing the net
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DH cleaned off the snow in the driveway and on the car. I put everything in the crockpot for a split pea soup. Just hanging out and surfing the net
Citrine, you have become an old married lady! Must be nice to have DH to shovel snow!

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Went to a 2 hour class on freezing food with two of my women friends - it was put on by the local university ag extension. What fun:-)! Now we're all excited about garden planning for the summer.
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Went to a 2 hour class on freezing food with two of my women friends - it was put on by the local university ag extension. What fun:-)! Now we're all excited about garden planning for the summer.
There is more to freezing food than throwing the food in a zip lock bag, carefully squeezing out as much air as possible and then putting the bag in the freezer?

Shouldn't take 2 hours to learn that unless you are in the slow group.
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Spent the day writing a lesson plan and generating an animated iPad/SmartBoard Doceri presentation. My student teaching gig is teaching math to low achieving 8th graders and I have a formal observed lesson on Monday. I have never done anything so difficult in my life and I've had some pretty tough jobs.
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There is more to freezing food than throwing the food in a zip lock bag, carefully squeezing out as much air as possible and then putting the bag in the freezer?

Shouldn't take 2 hours to learn that unless you are in the slow group.short bus
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Celebrated my Dad's 87th birthday today. My brother cooked crab last night and we ate it today and it was GOOD! I fixed coleslaw, garlic bread, and an apple blueberry crisp. We had a very nice day.
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After working all night couldn't get home because the governor closed the roads. Waited all day for them to reopen but finally gave up and found a dark corner to take a nap. Ended up having to work tonight anyways. Only 4 1/2 months left! July 1st can't get here soon enough!
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Raining like crazy today. Going to make my golf course too soggy to play for a few days.

Yesterday I was a pallbearer at my next door neighbor's funeral. He was a very interesting man. Played football as a freshman at Ole Miss in 1942, but took a break from college as he enlisted in the Army. He had a foot injured badly when conducting land mine sweeps, so was sent home. Couldn't play football anymore, but his old college offered to renew his scholarship anyway. He declined and stayed closer to home as he married and finished his college degree at a nearby University.

He didn't let his disability slow him down as he enjoyed the outdoors taking his family on water skiing and fishing trips. He also enjoyed hunting with his son. I remember when my aunt lived in this house she used to tell me about him leaving before the crack of dawn to go hunting with his bird dogs. His son told me yesterday he would come back from those hunts all worn out just trying to keep up with his dad. Pretty amazing considering how much trouble the foot gave him.

I enjoyed visiting with him as he would sit out on the front porch on nice days. He really enjoyed petting my dog. Gonna miss his football and war stories. He almost made it to the age of 90.
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Yesterday I was a pallbearer at my next door neighbor's funeral. He was a very interesting man. Played football as a freshman at Ole Miss in 1942, but took a break from college as he enlisted in the Army. He had a foot injured badly when conducting land mine sweeps, so was sent home. Couldn't play football anymore, but his old college offered to renew his scholarship anyway. He declined and stayed closer to home as he married and finished his college degree at a nearby University.

He didn't let his disability slow him down as he enjoyed the outdoors taking his family on water skiing and fishing trips. He also enjoyed hunting with his son. I remember when my aunt lived in this house she used to tell me about him leaving before the crack of dawn to go hunting with his bird dogs. His son told me yesterday he would come back from those hunts all worn out just trying to keep up with his dad. Pretty amazing considering how much trouble the foot gave him.

I enjoyed visiting with him as he would sit out on the front porch on nice days. He really enjoyed petting my dog. Gonna miss his football and war stories. He almost made it to the age of 90.
That's a fine tribute Dawg.
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