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Old 02-10-2019, 11:49 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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Been pretty quiet around here. My step-son's sister lost her house in a fire two weeks ago. Her and her son are living with him as it is pricey to live here. She almost called the police on me. I let his dogs out for him. One day she came home for lunch, didn't recognize my vehicle and called my step-son. He cleared everything up.

 
Old 02-11-2019, 12:17 AM
 
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Jim9251 - it was spooky that you got a text from the Xgf one day after your scary dream. Coincidence? Perhaps some kind of ESP?

I hope you won't give up on your dream mountain town just because she is there. If it is the place you are meant to be, I hope you'll find a way to make it happen. As for her, she may have moved on by then.



JRR - Thanks for the tip on how to re-align a picture!
 
Old 02-11-2019, 05:47 AM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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Been pretty quiet around here. My step-son's sister lost her house in a fire two weeks ago. Her and her son are living with him as it is pricey to live here. She almost called the police on me. I let his dogs out for him. One day she came home for lunch, didn't recognize my vehicle and called my step-son. He cleared everything up.
Wow-that's scary, that she almost called the police, but wise of her also, since she didn't recognize the car.

Sad she lost her home. When my brother's house burned down he was able to get help from Habitat for Humanity to help rebuild. Maybe she could find help with them. Also, Red Cross helped them out a lot, as did the church and towns people.

His kids were still young, which helped Habitat put them high on the list. It also helped that he lives in a small community where everyone knows everyone else.
 
Old 02-11-2019, 06:00 AM
 
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JRR - Thanks for the tip on how to re-align a picture!
Now if only he could give me a tip on how to keep that from happening when I upload it to begin with, lol.
 
Old 02-11-2019, 08:13 AM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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I never even knew you could rotate the photo and resize it. Good to know.

Jim, I bet that pizza was the best ever! It's what you were wishing for and it probably hit the spot.

For me, dr appt today, dentist tomorrow, trip to a Valentine's party at my cousin's Alzheimer's unit next day. At least it gets me out of the house.
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Old 02-11-2019, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Jim, I bet that pizza was the best ever! It's what you were wishing for and it probably hit the spot.


It was! They don't deliver here and it takes me an hour to drive to town get a pizza and drive back so yeah it was pretty darn tasty.
 
Old 02-11-2019, 09:00 AM
 
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Another beautiful 77 degree February Sunday morning in paradise.
Almost forgot to mention that the reason we were at our condo on the beach yesterday was that we were attending a weekend music festival a few blocks away at the North Beach Bandshell. Between acts we decided to catch a late lunch/early dinner at one of our favorite Cuban restaurants on Miami Beach, which just happened to be across the street from the bandshell. As we were waiting for our meal, in walked David Crosby and his wife and they sat down at a table across from us. They were later joined by a few friends at their table, but since we all got our meals at about the same time, I guess we can still say that we had dinner with a musical legend.
 
Old 02-11-2019, 08:18 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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... Between acts we decided to catch a late lunch/early dinner at one of our favorite Cuban restaurants on Miami Beach, which just happened to be across the street from the bandshell. As we were waiting for our meal, in walked David Crosby and his wife and they sat down at a table across from us. They were later joined by a few friends at their table, but since we all got our meals at about the same time, I guess we can still say that we had dinner with a musical legend.

Years ago when I lived in Miami my favorite Cuban place was called Lila's. I thought Versailles in Little Havana was touristy and over-rated. Here in Philly I like to go to a place called Alma de Cuba, it's quite expensive but being a cheapskate (... er ... I mean "thrifty") I discovered during Happy Hour - 5PM - 7PM - the price of Mojito, Margarita or any other cocktail is $6 and delicious appetizers are just $5 or $6.
 
Old 02-12-2019, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Williamsburg, VA
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Love Happy Hours! The appetizers are usually all we want to eat, anyway. We've really cut down on the amount we eat in the last few years, and most regular dinners are now more than we want. Sometimes we take the leftovers home, but Happy Hour appetizers often work out better. Plus, less of a wait and after we eat we can take a nice little stroll without feeling like it's getting late.
 
Old 02-12-2019, 12:12 PM
 
Location: CO/UT/AZ/NM Catch me if you can!
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I don't have a car, and I've been trying to figure out the best way to go to Dever (400 miles away) for an appointment to see a specialist. Since my sole income is a teeny tiny SS check, I feel like I'm being checkmated at every turn. I could fly, but a round trip plane ticket from here plus ground transportation is exorbitant on my budget. If I go by Greyhound, I'll have to stay in Denver overnight which is not exactly cheap either. I've been thinking of just putting my bear spray in my pocket and going out onto the road with a sign reading: DENVER - Old Lady needs to get to medical center - even a few miles down the road will help!" My life is just one adventure after another.
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