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Old 02-18-2008, 06:10 AM
 
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Nicole, that is awesome!
And a good cause, too!
Please give us a review after the fact, I'd really like to hear how much you enjoyed it so I can live vicariously

Thanks lisag- I will let everyone know about it and I will make sure that I take pictures too
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Old 02-18-2008, 06:12 AM
 
Location: Back in NYS
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A glass of Port wine, some Asprin and then rub chest, neck and where ever else (be careful though if you know what I mean) down with Vicks Rub (thanks Grandama) and get under the covers. You will sweat like a dog but wow do you feel better in the morning
Colin - Your remedy reminded me of my ex-husband.....You're not him are you???? Whenever he felt a cold or something coming on, he'd put red wine in a sauce pan with a clove of garlic and heat it to almost a boil, let it cool just enough to drink it without burning his innards, put on sweat pants and sweat shirt, get into bed under a gazillion covers and sweat. Next day he would be fine. I never tried it - couldn't get it past my nose, the smell was awful
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Old 02-18-2008, 06:18 AM
 
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BuggaBoo2-Thanks I will make sure that I take lots of pics.

ValerieC-Thanks Plum Island is definelty on for Saturday. I am researching more now so I may have to bug you with a few questions

DaretoDream-Thanks. Yes it is going to be so hard to keep it from hubby until the end of April so I may have to come here and get it out of my system from time to time.


Thanks guys,

Nicole
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Old 02-18-2008, 06:20 AM
 
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Well, we had our taxes done this morning....had an 8:30 a.m. appointment and finished up at 11:30! Geesh I hate this time of the year. However, for the first time in 10 years, we're actually getting a refund! Yay!!!!! Also, we didn't have to pay any NYS Income Taxes...YAY!!!!!! That's one thing I REALLY don't miss!

I just thought I'd throw this in here
That is great-no more state income taxes-awesome
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Old 02-18-2008, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Back in NYS
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That is great-no more state income taxes-awesome
Nicole - You have no idea how much I always hated tax time when we were in NY. I was self-employed and even with paying the state an estimated tax (based on their formula) and the write-offs for office in the home, I STILL always owed at the end of the year - it drove me NUTS...and I always paid more to NYS than I did to the Feds!

I'll never forget the look on my hubby's face when he got his first pay check here in NH. He had forgotten no state taxes are withheld here - he was sure the bookkeeper at his place of employment had made a mistake and not taken out enough for taxes <g>.

BTW - you have a lot more willpower than I would have regarding your hubby's surprise - I probably would have already spilled the beans.....about 2 days after getting it set up!
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Old 02-18-2008, 07:21 AM
 
Location: :0)1 CORINTHIANS,13*"KYRIE, ELEISON!"*"CHRISTE, ELEISON" KYRIE, ELEISON!"0)
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Talking Hello Nicole!! Woohooo!!!! GOOD LUCK!!

WOW! WOW! WOW!!


KUDOS TO YOU NICOLE!!!


WHAT A GREAT THING TO DO TO CELEBRATE YOUR HUBBY'S Birthday!!

It sounds SUPER ROMANTIC, FUN, and its for a great cause!!

Wow! I cannot believe that you had to book it so far in advance, WOW!!

Good for you, for planning ahead of time, cool!

It seems that in New England you have to plan, book things way in

advance, but it all worth the wait

I think that this will be a memorable birthday for him WOOHOO!!

A couple of years ago, when a friend of mine was turning 30, her husband

planned a HUGE surprise as well, months in advance, it was hard for him to

keep the surprise from her, but to see the look on her face, when she

walked in the door, and everyone was there, that was PRICELESS

So, PLEASE PLEASE KEEP THE SURPRISE, Do not spill the beans, LOL!

It will be SOOOOO WORTH IT!! When you see the look on his face in

APRIL

Well, GOOD LUCK with it all! I think that its a beautiful & amazing idea!!

Keep us posted!!

Take care,

Countrylv22




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Hi guys! I am so excited as I just booked my husband's 40th birthday surprise. It is not until April and I have to keep it from him until then- I do not know how I will be able to do it!

We will be having lunch atop a lighthouse in Newburyport Massachusetts. We have the WHOLE lighthouse to ourselves from 10-4. There are five resturants and you choose and then a waitress brings you up the food-up like 75 steps or something. There will be great views as we dine. I had wanted to do dinner but that was booked as they fill up months in advance. It is a little pricy but your donation goes to the Lighthouse Preservation Society. My husband and I have visited a lot of lighthouses over the years and we feel it is important to help preserve part of our history.

I will be booking us at a inn for Friday and Saturday nights-not sure which one yet and we will go to Plum Island and plan on hiking and having a great time checking out the local scene. I am so excited I already told a few friends but I am bursting- I had to come here and tell my forum friends. It will be hard keeping this from hubby as I am so excited about this.


Nicole
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Old 02-18-2008, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Southern New Hampshire
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Nicole, any questions I'll try to answer. It's really such a great idea! We sometimes go out on blues/booze cruises from the dock right near the lighthouse area, and I'll bet I have some pics of it. Maybe not tho, because it's so close to home, and I just don't think to bring a camera when I bring the dogs to the beach... Funny how something close to home that you grow up near just doesn't click as being a particularly great place to take pics... You know what you might see in the area (especially if you visit Salisbury Reservation on the other side of the river) is seals. They come visit the area and sometimes hang out on the rocks
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Old 02-18-2008, 07:25 PM
 
Location: missouri
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DTD,
I am not the ex......at least not that I remember Garlic in red wine that sure would be a powerful concoction..... but hey if it works.
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Old 02-18-2008, 07:45 PM
 
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Welcome to the New Hampshire forum Colin R

DTD, congrats on getting a refund. I always dread this time of year.

Well at least instead of taxes, we can look forward to nicolem's birthday surprise & Colin R won't you be in Conway by then too... please make sure you keep us updated as well.

Valerie, after reading your post it reminded me that I have a seashell from a beach & I think it was Plum Island...I still don't know the area well enough, but we had lunch at Newburyport & then drove further out through salt marshes (I think that's what it's called) & there was a beach we walked on. Anyway, the seashell is mixed in with a whole bunch of others I've collected & bought over the years. I'd love to find some sea glass...is it hard to find or is it all over the place?

Suzet, haven't seen you post in awhile. Hope all is well!
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Old 02-19-2008, 08:35 PM
 
Location: missouri
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Thanks for the welcome BuggaBoo2. I will be in the North Conway area 4/10 or so. I am looking forward to the move. This is a great forum and if I can just get the hang of smiley face thing it will be all good.
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