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Old 12-15-2010, 06:34 PM
 
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Stoney, you never said did you find one to your liking?
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Old 12-15-2010, 07:26 PM
 
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Well, there are several hundred lots for sale, including quite a few foreclosures and short sales.... they are in every location all over the map of St James, big ones, smaller ones, golf course view, pond view, wooded, non wooded...... our heads are still spinning. Planning another trip back down in March for another go around in better weather. BUT.... we do believe that St James is the place.... has everything we're looking for.
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Old 12-16-2010, 05:55 AM
 
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Apparantly, Christmas shopping for the commandant may just be a bit more daunting than I had anticipated ! Rushing out to make returns now !

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Old 12-20-2010, 06:55 AM
 
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Monday AM Update:

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OUT OF THE HOSPITAL

I am so healthy I hate to tell you that I went into New Hanover Hospital on
Monday and came home on Thursday -- I'm fine. My cardiologists wanted to put me
on some new heart medicine and the only way they can determine what dosage and
how it will affect the electrical charges in my heart is to spend 3 days in the
hospital hooked up to a heart monitor and have an EKG two hours before and after
each dosage. I had 12 EKGs in three days and have lost a lot of hair on my
chest. Ouch, pulling those adhesive pads off will bring tears to your eyes.
Gals, is this like having a bikini wax? Does anyone in St. James still get a
bikini wax? Geez, I really hope not. I guarantee you I was the healthiest
person on the Cardiac floor and probably the healthiest person in the whole
hospital. I had a call from Hospice while I was in the Hospital, and they
assigned us a new patient. This made me happy, because we were again, down to
one patient. Visited the new patient and his wife on Saturday and they are very
nice folks. This is another very sad situation -- he has End Stage Heart Disease
and his wife has major heart problems as well. Their only daughter died at New
Hanover five years ago in surgery to replace a heart valve. She was 42. Sad. It
reminds me I've got it pretty good. Anyway, being healthy and spending three
days in the hospital is very boring. Thank God for my iPad. You can steam movies
from Netflix and watch them on your iPad -- you can choose from thousands of
movies. I had seen Ken Burns' Civil War on TV about 20 years ago when it first
came out and I enjoyed it so much I decided to watch it again in the Hospital.
It is eleven and one half hours long and it is incredible. You talk about
craziness -- Wow!! We had more deaths (over 600,000) in our Civil War than we
had in our two World Wars. Neighbors and friends killing neighbors and friends.
Thank God we had Lincoln as our President. I think he was a genius. When you
reread his two minute Gettysburg Address, you are struck by its brilliance,
assuring the citizens the survival of America's representative democracy, and
that the "government of the people...........................shall not perish
from the earth." Does it get any better than that?

Sorry about going on like that about the Civil War and Lincoln but I had a lot
of time to reflect how close we came to losing our nation. Enough already. I
also caught up on some old classics that I had never seen. One of them I watched
was "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" -- oh my God, how good is that film. I
love Nurse Ratched, the main antagonist. She was a "cold, sadistic and
passive-aggressive tyrant". I wish she lived in St. James -- actually I think a
few Nurse Ratcheds live in St. James. What a brilliant performance by Louise
Fletcher


MERRY CHRISTMAS CAM NEWTON

One of my readers, who has ties with Auburn University, thought I was being
unfair about my comments about Cam Newton. And some other folks think I would be
offended if they say Merry Christmas to me and not Happy Holidays. First, let me
say I love the phrase Merry Christmas, as a matter of fact about half the time I
say Merry Christmas and the other half of the time I say Happy Holidays. It's
the wing nuts who I was addressing -- you know the folks who think there is a
conspiracy to attack Christians if you say Happy Holidays. This time of year
everyone is saying Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday to everyone they meet and
the truth of the matter is we really don't care if these strangers are merry or
happy on Christmas. It's kind of like when you meet someone you haven't seen in
a long time and he says, "Hi Bill, how are you?" And you say, "Hey Al, good to
see you, I have cancer and 3 months to live". And Al says, "Great, great, and if
I don't see you, have a Merry Christmas." Try it sometime, you will be amazed
how many folks really don't care how you are or, by the way, how Merry or Happy
you are. And do you know how much pressure someone puts on you when they tell
you to be Merry? Well, the dictionary tells us if we are to be Merry, we must be
"laughingly happy, mirthful, festively joyous, and hilarious". Bah Humbug!! I
get exhausted just thinking about being Merry. If I had to be around someone who
was constantly "laughingly happy", I think I would put a fork in my eye.

I think my friend who wrote me about being unfair to Cam Newton has a point.
Maybe I have judged this young man too early. I wrote back to him saying I hope
I am wrong about Cam, I hope he does have integrity and that in the future he
will prove it. I also told him that I have my doubts, but I have doubts about
everything -- I am such a cynic, and it is so much fun.

So, let me be the first to say, "Merry Christmas Cam Newton" -- and good luck.


CHRISTMAS PRESENTS

The pressure is on. Com'on guys, you have to get busy, You know what I am
talking about -- the present for "the wife". Don't be lazy and give her diamond
jewelry or a cruise or something selfish like that. Remember, "the wife" wants
to please you so get her something that will make her household or yard work
easier -- this is good for her and for you. Do you get my point? I ran into a
friend of mine in the golf shop at the Reserve on Friday and he told me he got
his wife the perfect Christmas present. He said that "his wife's" back was
bothering her from all the mowing and pine straw spreading etc. So, can you
guess what he got her? A back brace!!! Brilliant. I know she'll be twitching. He
didn't take the easy way out and get her massage therapy or chiropractic
therapy. This would not make her happy -- she is happy working. I congratulate
my friend, and welcome him into my "Husbands Who Care" club.


BOWLS

Gals, so you know there are thirty five college football bowls? Seventy teams
playing in bowls. Three have been played, so we have thirty two games left. Is
every college football team in a bowl? Seems like it, doesn't it. We need to
have a college football playoff tournament and we can still have all the bowls.
The "major" bowls happen from 3/31 on into January, but I love watching teams I
have never seen before and some of these "minor" bowls are great games.


AN 84 AT THE RESERVE

Out of the hospital on Thursday and shot an 84 at The Reserve on Friday. Now, I
know that a lot of you low handicappers are thinking what's the big deal. Well,
those of you who have played golf with me know that an 84 for McCormack at the
Reserve IS a big deal. And do you know what the best part of this is? Ed
McCarron tells me I don't have to post any score I shoot under 90. He told me
that if I post scores under 90 it will not do me any good, it will just lower my
handicap and then I can't win all the money every Friday. Eddie is always
looking out for me and he must be right, he went to Notre Dame (a Georgetown
safety school). God, I love Eddie Mac.


BUSY

I've got to get busy, I haven't bought "the wife" her Christmas present yet. She
has just about every tool, so I am really perplexed. I do have one idea but it
is such a huge gift and I don't want to spoil her. Hell, what am I talking
about; I married her so she is already spoiled. I'll work something out about
her gift -- I might go with the huge one. I do really like the idea of the back
brace -- but darn it, her back seems O. K. I'll figure it out. Talk to you all
right after Christmas.

By the way, there is a great human interest article in today's New York Times
called, "The Man Who Hated Christmas". Check it out.

And you have the kind of Christmas you want, happy, merry, or grumpy -- it's
your call -- I think I'll go with relatively happy.
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Old 12-24-2010, 06:48 PM
 
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Hope everyone has a great Christmas and Happy New Year. Yup!! you too Leroi!!!!
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Old 12-26-2010, 07:35 AM
 
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Alrighty then.... as I sit here trying to scrub the residual coal dust off my hands from all of my Christmas presents yesterday.... I ponder the wisdom ( of us all ) of moving to Southport, North Carolina for the "better weather"..... as we batten down the hatches and stock up on canned goods for the upcoming 6-12 inches here at home..... while watching the snow falling on St James and the entire North Carolina / Georgia region in ever increasing depth even as we speak..... perhaps Mr Gore is right about the global warmimg or the global cooling or the climate change or whatever "they" seem to be calling that huge moneymaking / wasting proposition at any particular moment.......
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Old 12-26-2010, 02:01 PM
 
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Alrighty then.... as I sit here trying to scrub the residual coal dust off my hands from all of my Christmas presents yesterday.... I ponder the wisdom ( of us all ) of moving to Southport, North Carolina for the "better weather"..... as we batten down the hatches and stock up on canned goods for the upcoming 6-12 inches here at home..... while watching the snow falling on St James and the entire North Carolina / Georgia region in ever increasing depth even as we speak.....
I hear you there,....maybe that's why Florida a.k.a. Paradise is the place to retire to!
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Old 12-26-2010, 02:51 PM
 
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Well marc my boy..... as I was a watchin' that there TV contraption.... I saw that they are freezing in Sarasota and Tampa and so much so that the oranges and vegetable crops are in danger..... Miami is below 50 degrees..... a friend of mine who has a condo in Ft Lauderdale near his daughter was down there last week and didn't go outside because it was too cold there too. So much for Florida A.K.A. paradise !
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Old 12-26-2010, 04:47 PM
 
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Red face update from St James

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THIS IS A FIVE YEAR GIFT -- WHAT A CHRISTMAS GIFT!!!!!!

O. K. -- I did it. Sorry guys, but I spent a fortune for "the wife's" Christmas
present. I'll tell you how this came about. Over the years, as I bought "the
wife" more and more tools and garden equipment, our garage became overcrowded --
you know, not as much room for all the important stuff -- my golf equipment,
bike, and other sporting goods. I decided she needed a shed; her tools and
machinery needed to be somewhere else, other than our garage. This gift would be
good for me and good for "the wife". So I went on the internet and looked up
"Ted's Sheds" and found a great deal of good information, but I wanted to do
business closer to home. I went on to Mr. Lowe's web site and then went down to
the store to meet with the shed guy. What a nice guy. He showed me all the sheds
they have in stock -- they are spread across the Lowe's parking lot. But the
sheds in stock are all vinyl/resin or metal. The Lowe's shed guy asked me what I
wanted the shed for and I told him it was a Christmas present for "the wife".
His right eye started to quiver a little when I told him this and then, out of
nowhere, it dawned on me. Bam! What a great idea! Instead of just getting any
old shed for tools and equipment, what about a nice shed where she could store
her tools and equipment and also use it for playing cards with her girl friends.
I told the shed guy that I wanted something special, something more upscale --
made from wood. He brought out his shed catalogue and we found a great looking
shed. It's an 8 x 16 Clubhouse Wood Storeage Building equipped with:

Prebuilt panels -- can be completed in a day
Complete with floor, fasteners, and hardware
100% Cedar exterior
Cedar shake roof
Paintable
3 Windows
Floor included
Storage Capacity 591 cubic feet

Wow, I said that is perfect. I loved the idea that it was called a "Clubhouse
Wood Storage Building". "Clubhouse" works. The Shed Guy asked way I wanted to go
for the more expensive wood shed. I told him once a week, when I come home from
golf, "the wife" and her 3 girlfriends are playing cards in the house and it is
somewhat disturbing when I am trying to nap after a long day on the golf course.
They do whisper but I can still hear them. By the way, you know how when women
are together, they all talk at the same time -- well, they all whisper at the
same time too. So, I had the idea that if I bought a big enough storage shed
that "the wife" and her friends could set up a card table in the shed and play
cards in there -- this way she would be happy knowing she is not disturbing me.
On real cold days they could run an extension cord from the back porch to a
space heater in the shed. The Shed Guy said, "Let me get this straight, you are
buying your wife a storage shed for Christmas for her tools and equipment and
you will have her use it to play cards as well -- is that correct?" I
said,"Yes, that's correct." Now both his eyes started to quiver. Then I told
him to have the factory inscribe "The Wife" over the door -- this would
personalize it for her. And lastly, I told him I did not need someone to
install it, just have it delivered, that "the wife" would construct it -- she
loves construction and also, a good days work will help burn some of the extra
pounds she put on during the holidays. You guys know what I mean. Now when I
looked at the Shed Guy he was in full twitch mode. He said he never met anyone
like me and wanted to shake my hand and that "the wife's" shed would be
delivered on 1/15. And from his sales manual he made me a copy of the Shed and
all the specs so I would have something to wrap for Christmas.

On Christmas morning, "the wife" seemed very subdued and a little nervous. She
is always shocked how thoughtful my Christmas gifts are and I think this makes
her somewhat nervous and apprehensive. Anyway, I asked her if she was ready for
her gift and she nodded affirmatively but in a concerned way. I then presented
her with a plain Manila envelope and with apprehension, she opened it. She
stared at the rendering of The Shed and was speechless, and her right eye
started a slight twitch. I told her to look at the dimensions - see how big it
is, it can easily hold all her tools and equipment. And then I told her about
the engraving over the door -- "The Wife" and I also told her how she could lug
a card table and four chairs out to the new shed and she and her girl friends
could play cards out there -- it would be their new private "clubhouse" and how
they would not be bothering me. Good for her and good for me. This gift was so
huge and such a surprise and she was so happy she became overwhelmed.
Speechless, she dropped the rendering on the floor and twitching uncontrollably,
rushed to our bedroom to call her sister. Later she asked me to spend the night
in the guest bedroom for my own protection. She gets so excited when I give her
these gifts, she can't control her passion -- you guys know what I mean.

Anyway, this morning she told me she was leaving for FL on Monday to spend a
couple of weeks with her sister and helping with her mother. I think she is so
overwhelmed with her gift that she is unable to keep her emotions in check and
needs to be away from me for a while. Bless her heart. I told her to take her
time but to make sure she is home by 1/15 to construct her new "Clubhouse".

What a guy -- the Christmas Hero strikes again!


POTPOURRI

College Football. Cam Newton is smiling -- he is off the hook for a while as the
Country looks at Ohio State or really the Country is looking at the NCAA. What a
bunch of clowns! Five football players at Ohio State were caught selling awards,
souvenirs, and autographs in exchange for cash. O. K., this is a violation, so
the NCAA suspended the five players for five games, but not the next game, which
is the Sugar Bowl. This makes no sense at all. When questioned about this
inconsistency, the NCAA said the five could play in the Sugar Bowl because the
five players "did not receive adequate rules education during the time period
the violations occurred." What? Who, besides Cam Newton, believes this? The way
I see it if the NCAA says the five players did not receive adequate rules
education then they should not be suspended at all. Right? Do you think there is
an outside chance that the NCAA's decision to let these kids play in the Sugar
Bowl had anything to do with money?

And, when the Ohio State Athletic Director was asked about the five players
selling awards etc. for money, he said "the decisions that they made, they made
to help their families." Please!! Do you expect us to believe that all the
money these guys received was sent home to Mama for groceries? This guy should
go to work for the NCAA.

Here's my point. Do I think these Ohio State kids are the only college players
in the country who have sold awards etc. for money? No, of course not -- my
guess is it happens frequently. Actually, in my mind, I don't think it is major
violation -- what bothers me most about this situation is that the players did
not think these awards, which had been won by the whole team, were that
important -- this is very disappointing.


Weather -- what is going on? It's been freezing here and did you see the snow
flurries today? But we have a break coming next week-end -- it will be in the
60s. Finally!

Christmas on a Saturday. When I was a kid I hated when Christmas fell on a
Saturday, because that meant I would have to go to Mass two days in a row -- on
Christmas and then the next day, Sunday. And the next week-end the same thing
happened. Mass on New Years Day because it is a Holy Day of Obligation and then
the next day was Sunday, and then back to school on Monday. But I loved when
Christmas fell on a Sunday because you only had to go to Church once each
week-end. When I write this, I reflect about how sad it was that I hated being
forced to go to Church. Was I the only one? Unfortunately, I don't think so. I
do know that I never remember any "Christianity" coming out of that Church. It
was cold and dark and dreary and scary and stern -- it was all about money.

Neck Meat. Do you know what this is? I didn't either until last week. On
Wednesday we were sitting with our new Hospice patient while his wife was out
shopping and he mentioned something about going to Shallotte to get some meat
and cheese. I thought this an unusual request and maybe because of the
medication he was imagining stuff. Not knowing exactly what he was talking
about, I told him we would be happy to take him to Shallotte. When his wife came
home I told her about her husband's request to go to Shallotte for meat and
cheese. She said, "Oh dear, he wants to go to Hills in Shallotte for neck meat".
I told her we can get him in the car and take him. So, on Christmas Eve we went
to his house, got him in my car and drove to Hills Grocery in Shallotte We put
him in one of those electric shopping carts and he drove straight to the neck
meat case. I think it is some kind of pork neck bones -- not sure. Anyway, he
was one happy guy driving home with his cheese and his neck meat. It's
interesting that it only takes a few hours to make someone who is dying really
happy, and it's such an easy thing to do. It made my Christmas.

New Year. No, I am not going to wish you a Happy New Year. It's impossible for
you to be happy the whole year -- you will hit some golf balls out of bounds and
you will hit some tennis balls into the net. Let me wish you this. Let me wish
you and your family and friends a year of good health -- then it will be up to
you to make it happy or not. You're in charge Dudes. Just remember to be
grateful!

Healthy New Year.

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Old 12-27-2010, 12:21 PM
 
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Well marc my boy..... as I was a watchin' that there TV contraption.... I saw that they are freezing in Sarasota and Tampa and so much so that the oranges and vegetable crops are in danger..... Miami is below 50 degrees..... a friend of mine who has a condo in Ft Lauderdale near his daughter was down there last week and didn't go outside because it was too cold there too. So much for Florida A.K.A. paradise !
Stonecreek67,....I'm thinking the 50* in paradise looks a tad better than the 25+" of snon I just spent 4+ hours shoveling (LOL)
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