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ShoweminMD
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Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:50 pm

Autumn has arrived in the Mid-Atlantic also! Leaving on Sunday for an end of summer trek to the beach (Outer Banks, NC). When I return it will be time to start bringing in firewood! :? In case anyone forgot I HATE WINTER!! :shock:
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Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:53 pm

ShoweminMD wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:50 pm
Autumn has arrived in the Mid-Atlantic also! Leaving on Sunday for an end of summer trek to the beach (Outer Banks, NC). When I return it will be time to start bringing in firewood! :? In case anyone forgot I HATE WINTER!! :shock:

Have fun at the beach and yes we all lknow how you feel about winter :lol:
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Well off to the big City tomorrow ( Wednesday) to do a big grocery shopping. Should be our last trip in there for a few months.We do support our local store,but there are just some things we can`t get out here.
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Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:10 pm

Lizzybear wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:47 am
Well off to the big City tomorrow ( Wednesday) to do a big grocery shopping. Should be our last trip in there for a few months.We do support our local store,but there are just some things we can`t get out here.
We did that yesterday. Gets expensive when we try to get 3+ months worth of stuff.
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Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:08 pm

Yikes we survived :shock: Costco was so busy and Ken being the patient man he is,said with tongue in cheek,he couldn`t wait to get in and out. :roll: :roll: However my short little legs managed to scurry from one end of the store to the other and get all that was needed, :lol:

Everywhere you go,people are wearing masks but not much social distancing. We just use a lot of hand sanitizer when we are out and about and keep our distance.

The shopping really isn`t that bad. It is when you get home and now you have to unpack and put things away :? . Good thing I had organized my pantry shelf this past week.

Now on to making salsa and other things with my one million tomatoes :lol: :lol:
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Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:09 pm

randee wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:10 pm
Lizzybear wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:47 am
Well off to the big City tomorrow ( Wednesday) to do a big grocery shopping. Should be our last trip in there for a few months.We do support our local store,but there are just some things we can`t get out here.
We did that yesterday. Gets expensive when we try to get 3+ months worth of stuff.

It sure does. Yesterday I had money in the bank. Today the bank account is looking pretty sad
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Fri Oct 02, 2020 5:00 pm

Going to Costco is always a costly adventure, go in there with the intention of spending $25 and walk out 30 minutes later $150 poorer and your hands aren't even full.
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Fri Oct 02, 2020 5:42 pm

Lizzybear wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:08 pm
Now on to making salsa and other things with my one million tomatoes :lol: :lol:
We had that early hard freeze, and there are no tomatoes to be had anywhere within 100+ miles.
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Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:08 pm

randee wrote:
Fri Oct 02, 2020 5:42 pm
Lizzybear wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:08 pm
Now on to making salsa and other things with my one million tomatoes :lol: :lol:
We had that early hard freeze, and there are no tomatoes to be had anywhere within 100+ miles.
I wish we lived closer,I could give you a whole bunch of them. Of course the border closure would be a problem :roll: :lol:
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Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:08 pm

Lizzybear wrote:
Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:08 pm
randee wrote:
Fri Oct 02, 2020 5:42 pm
Lizzybear wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:08 pm
Now on to making salsa and other things with my one million tomatoes :lol: :lol:
We had that early hard freeze, and there are no tomatoes to be had anywhere within 100+ miles.
I wish we lived closer,I could give you a whole bunch of them. Of course the border closure would be a problem :roll: :lol:
Just meet at the border and toss them at Randee...lol. Nobody has to cross the border that way??? Just my $0.02. :biggun:
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Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:10 pm

Teqsun wrote:
Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:08 pm
Lizzybear wrote:
Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:08 pm
randee wrote:
Fri Oct 02, 2020 5:42 pm

We had that early hard freeze, and there are no tomatoes to be had anywhere within 100+ miles.
I wish we lived closer,I could give you a whole bunch of them. Of course the border closure would be a problem :roll: :lol:
Just meet at the border and toss them at Randee...lol. Nobody has to cross the border that way??? Just my $0.02. Use a potato gun if needed... :biggun:
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Teqsun wrote:
Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:10 pm
Teqsun wrote:
Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:08 pm
Lizzybear wrote:
Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:08 pm


I wish we lived closer,I could give you a whole bunch of them. Of course the border closure would be a problem :roll: :lol:
Just meet at the border and toss them at Randee...lol. Nobody has to cross the border that way??? Just my $0.02. Use a potato gun if needed... :biggun:
Hey there is an idea :lol:
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Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:24 pm

Lizzybear wrote:
Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:50 pm
Teqsun wrote:
Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:10 pm
Teqsun wrote:
Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:08 pm
Just meet at the border and toss them at Randee...lol. Nobody has to cross the border that way??? Just my $0.02. Use a potato gun if needed... :biggun:
Hey there is an idea :lol:
Lob 'em this way! :lol:
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Thu Oct 08, 2020 5:06 pm

Decided to skip the vice presidential debate last night. Stood outside and watched the International Space Station fly over my house. Much more interesting.

Whenever it's not cloudy, we've been observing Mars, which is at its closest. Won't be this close again until 2035. With our telescope, we can see planet details, even with old eyes like ours...
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Fri Oct 09, 2020 6:01 pm

It is the Canadian Thanksgiving on Monday and a time when Families get together. However this year it will be very different. The covid cases are on the rise in all of the Provinces and non essential travel is being discouraged.

All of our Families are staying home and each one will celebrate in their own way.Ken and I will just stay home and have,oh I don`t know,maybe junk food :lol:

The weather is supposed to be decent and for that I am thankful as we are still waiting on the furnace to be fixed or replaced.Good thing it happened now and not when it is 40 below out and snow up to our butts. :roll:

Hope everyone is doing well.
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Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:19 pm

Wanderlost wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 5:06 pm
Decided to skip the vice presidential debate last night. Stood outside and watched the International Space Station fly over my house. Much more interesting.
Whenever it's not cloudy, we've been observing Mars, which is at its closest. Won't be this close again until 2035. With our telescope, we can see planet details, even with old eyes like ours...
We watch that too, every chance we get. It's amazing to think we humans started with sticks and stones and fire and now casually watch a space station orbit above us! My grandfather talked about being born before automobiles and also seeing man landing on the moon, all in one lifetime. WAY better than a VP debate! :) We pretty much knew what each was going to say anyway. There'd be no reason to watch if it weren't for the occasional flies for entertainment.
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Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:31 pm

Lizzybear wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 6:01 pm
It is the Canadian Thanksgiving on Monday and a time when Families get together. However this year it will be very different. The covid cases are on the rise in all of the Provinces and non essential travel is being discouraged.
All of our Families are staying home and each one will celebrate in their own way.Ken and I will just stay home and have,oh I don`t know,maybe junk food :lol:
The weather is supposed to be decent and for that I am thankful as we are still waiting on the furnace to be fixed or replaced.Good thing it happened now and not when it is 40 below out and snow up to our butts. :roll:
Hope everyone is doing well.
With the covid19 rises we have here in the Dakotas, it's getting spookier by the day.
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Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:39 pm

Brother lives in a Kansas City suburb. He's so freaked out by the COVID that he has stayed home pretty much this entire year. They were going to drive down here for Thanksgiving, but I do believe he's going to frighten himself out of coming.

His daughter in Amarillo got exposed at work and went into quarantine. Her son's father took the son home with him before she exposed him, so it's just her and her dog at home. She is looking at the quarantine as a vacation from being a single mom.

Not that we won't have a ton of family around for Thanksgiving. Mom, sister, two nephews, two old Army buddies, and Sister's close friend are about all the people we associate with, and that's also the normal big meal guest list.

Except for the face masks, COVID really hasn't changed our lives all that much. We still live in the country, away from most people, and do most of our associating online. Skype and Zoom have come in handy, too.

Oh, yeah. Spousal Unit just published his sixth book. It's a departure from his usual science fiction and is a thriller. Features a retired Military Intelligence lieutenant colonel, a White House chief of staff with a grudge, two hurricanes, and a big "What If?" to guarantee everyone who reads it will get either horrified or ticked off. It's only on Amazon Kindle; he's given up on hard copy books -- they just don't bring in the same kinds of sales as e-books. Book is called "We The People" by Rodney L. Smith. If you read it, please write a review. Okay, shameless plug over.

We have a serious dust storm going on here. It's white dust, as opposed to the usual red dust coming in from the northwest. We're not sure what this stuff is or where it originated, but it's definitely put a dent in visibility.

Ah, well. Back to assembling the elliptical machine that just arrived. Later, y'all.
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Tue Oct 27, 2020 3:24 am

Blue norther arrived about noon. Went from 80 degrees to 48 in less than two hours. At least it came with a bit of rain (9/100"), which was nice, but the wind is still quite brisk out there, and that's drying things out all over again.

Our house is so heavily insulated to keep out the heat that we won't have to turn on the heater anytime soon. Meanwhile, the cat is providing a very nice hot pad against my leg. If it does get nippy, we can use the fireplace and be more than comfy.

I see you folks up north are having to break out the fleece lined jeans already. Brrr.

I foresee hot oatmeal for breakfast in the morning.
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Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:27 pm

Wanderlost wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 3:24 am
Blue norther arrived about noon. Went from 80 degrees to 48 in less than two hours. At least it came with a bit of rain (9/100"), which was nice, but the wind is still quite brisk out there, and that's drying things out all over again.
Our house is so heavily insulated to keep out the heat that we won't have to turn on the heater anytime soon. Meanwhile, the cat is providing a very nice hot pad against my leg. If it does get nippy, we can use the fireplace and be more than comfy.
I see you folks up north are having to break out the fleece lined jeans already. Brrr.
I foresee hot oatmeal for breakfast in the morning.
Negative digits up here in the Hills. Brrr... too damn cold. And I had 11.5" of snow on top of the picnic tables and 14"+ on the deck. Glad to be working from home. They say 60° later this week - but we have a LOT of snow to melt. And 60's next week again too.
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Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:30 pm

Good day,I trust everyone is doing well

We had freezing rain overnight and for the commuters that travel to the city for work,the highway was a nightmare. It has warmed up but we have had more rain so the drive home tonight will be as bad once the sun goes down and the temperature drops. On a happy note,our snow is gone. We will have decent weather for the next couple of weeks. One last kick before winter sets in.

We have been preparing for Halloween :m43: Our little town has been covid free and parents are taking the kidlets out. It has been a hard time for kids and I think they are looking forward to it. We have bagged the candy in baggies and will wear masks and gloves for handing out the treats. We will also have hand sanitizer out.

There are no plans for Christmas this year. Our Families are all staying home. It will be hard to not see them but better safe than sorry.

Stay safe everyone :D
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Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:50 pm

randee wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:27 pm
Wanderlost wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 3:24 am
Blue norther arrived about noon. Went from 80 degrees to 48 in less than two hours. At least it came with a bit of rain (9/100"), which was nice, but the wind is still quite brisk out there, and that's drying things out all over again.
Our house is so heavily insulated to keep out the heat that we won't have to turn on the heater anytime soon. Meanwhile, the cat is providing a very nice hot pad against my leg. If it does get nippy, we can use the fireplace and be more than comfy.
I see you folks up north are having to break out the fleece lined jeans already. Brrr.
I foresee hot oatmeal for breakfast in the morning.
Negative digits up here in the Hills. Brrr... too damn cold. And I had 11.5" of snow on top of the picnic tables and 14"+ on the deck. Glad to be working from home. They say 60° later this week - but we have a LOT of snow to melt. And 60's next week again too.
Look on the bright side Randee, you don't have to mow the lawn today. :D
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Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:20 pm

Sancho wrote:
Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:50 pm
randee wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:27 pm
Wanderlost wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 3:24 am
Blue norther arrived about noon. Went from 80 degrees to 48 in less than two hours. At least it came with a bit of rain (9/100"), which was nice, but the wind is still quite brisk out there, and that's drying things out all over again.
Our house is so heavily insulated to keep out the heat that we won't have to turn on the heater anytime soon. Meanwhile, the cat is providing a very nice hot pad against my leg. If it does get nippy, we can use the fireplace and be more than comfy.
I see you folks up north are having to break out the fleece lined jeans already. Brrr.
I foresee hot oatmeal for breakfast in the morning.
Negative digits up here in the Hills. Brrr... too damn cold. And I had 11.5" of snow on top of the picnic tables and 14"+ on the deck. Glad to be working from home. They say 60° later this week - but we have a LOT of snow to melt. And 60's next week again too.
Look on the bright side Randee, you don't have to mow the lawn today. :D
I try my best to never mow. I make Connie do it. 8) :lol:
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