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Old 03-18-2018, 03:10 PM
 
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BJW50 -- Congratulations on the new great-grandson! What a happy occasion!

Jim -- Glad those fires stayed away from you!

I'm glad everyone enjoyed their St Patrick Day dinners!

It is cool and breezy down here in Arizona today. We got to church this morning and there was a big crowd of younger folks around, near the church parking lot. I started thinking -- "What's going on?" and then I realized --- it was a Pokemon hot spot! Our church is in the historic downtown district and they [Pokemon players] have been there before. Our daughter and son-in-law enjoy it too, so I knew what they were doing.

Times have changed so much from when Hubby and I were younger......

 
Old 03-18-2018, 05:36 PM
 
Location: ☀️ SWFL ⛱ 🌴
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It was 78 and sunny here today, we have another cold front dipping down for a short time mid-week.

We went kayaking today and it was great to get out. We had two dolphins swimming close by, in a wider area of the Intercoastal. We hung around with them for a while and then headed through the mangroves to a small lake and over to the back side of a beach park. I have that nice tired from too much of a good time and not knowing when to stop. There will be plenty of time to stop later on.

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Old 03-20-2018, 04:39 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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Hi everyone, just want everybody to know I'm still alive and kicking.

"Semi-retirement" began several months ago but Officer Clark still patrols the university half a work week. Been traveling a lot. Enjoying good health. I suspect that I will be fully and completely retired in about a year.
 
Old 03-20-2018, 04:58 PM
 
Location: ☀️ SWFL ⛱ 🌴
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Iím glad you checked in! I was wondering about you the other day and if you have been doing any new projects on your lovely home.
 
Old 03-20-2018, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Spurs country. "Go, Spurs, Go!"
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I had missed you, CP, and checked to see if you had been posting. You had been, just not on the Retirement forum.

Good to hear from you. Come on back!
 
Old 03-21-2018, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Cochise County, AZ
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I've been busy and haven't posted much recently so I thought it was time to post an update.

Still working on the novel. I joined a writing group--great people who are providing me with a lot of insight and encouraging me to continue. I'm also composing on a 10-page memoir to submit to a writing contest at a creative writing workshop in April. I finished the first draft and the group reviewed it. Now I'm rewriting the memoir and need to submit it by the end of this month.

My snowbird friends left on Monday to return to Tennessee, and I'm really going to miss them! They had to leave so they could get their taxes filed, and the only appointment their accountant had available was for the 30th.

I'm appalled at the Texas bombings and can't believe the snowfall on the coast! Hope all of you are keeping safe.

Was going to post on Escort Rider's thread yesterday. I followed the link to the obituary and my computer decided to crash while I was reading the obit It not only crashed, it did a data dump and took forever to reload. I was so annoyed, I shut the computer down when it finally finished booting. Today, Firefox has required me to relog into every web site and I've had to reset my password on quite a few sites

Was going to post to the "was it so bad for women" thread but it's been closed. I found an interesting editor's comment in a vocabulary textbook published in 1953 that I was going to add to the thread.

Grats on the great-grandbaby, BJW!

Jim, don't give up on your search for a new home! It took several years for me to be able to flee Indiana but I kept praying the entire time.

Can you believe that spring is just around the corner?
 
Old 03-22-2018, 12:39 AM
 
Location: Idaho
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Can you believe that spring is just around the corner?
The Vernal Equinox was yesterday at 0915 PDT. Now, if it will just warm up enough to plant the annuals.
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Old 03-22-2018, 04:25 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque NM
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The Vernal Equinox was yesterday at 0915 PDT. Now, if it will just warm up enough to plant the annuals.
I wait until mid May to plant annuals in NM and assume Idaho is colder. Spring freezes are common.
 
Old 03-22-2018, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Idaho
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Mid-May??? Eesh! Summer's half over by then. I had the landscaper put a cement circle in the middle of my front yard for the base of a four-tier fountain. Around the base is a ring of dirt for flowers/plants. On either side of the rear front yard are the two statues; one of Poseidon holding his trident, the other the musical muse playing a harp. Only had them out for about a month last year before it started freezing at night. Had to bring it all inside for the winter.

Hopefully the snow is done for this winter, but it still gets down to freezing temperatures at night. I think they are planning to turn the sprinklers back on in another week or two. Should I purchase bulbs and plants now, while the selection is still good? Or wait until I can stick them into the ground?
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Old 03-22-2018, 02:24 PM
 
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Can you believe that spring is just around the corner?
Anyone from the northeast/east coast care to comment?

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