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Old 08-28-2014, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Summer coming to a close with the end of the outdoor concerts. Saturday eve we'll be at the final Tanglewood (Boston Symphony summer home in the Berkshires) concert of the season, always something of an event. It's already cold here in the evenings so I have to find a jacket to bring, the concert is on stage in the shed. Free tickets from a friend. I'd never heard Josh Groban, so looking him up on youtube. For this kind of music, what a fine voice. The grounds open at 4:00 (concert at 7:00) so wine, cheese fruit and chocolate on the lawn first. There's something magic about music outdoors in the evening. I used to love the concerts at the MUNY in St. Louis, and someday would love to hear opera with the audience coming in with candles at the evening outdoor stage in Verona, Italy. Top of my bucket list! Arena Verona - Official website of the Verona Arena Foundation

 
Old 08-28-2014, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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One great thing about getting older is that our friends can come over and warm themselves around our birthday cake!

Looking on the bright side is important for me; last night I got on my rowing machine and it sank.

The willingness to try new things keeps us young. I understand there's a marijuana-flavored toothpaste now. You still get cavities, but you don't care!
Are you nippin or perhaps you should be on stage <there's one leaving shortly>.
 
Old 08-28-2014, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Are you nippin or perhaps you should be on stage <there's one leaving shortly>.
Doesn't sound like typical Escort, does it?
 
Old 08-29-2014, 05:54 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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A wonderful development to wake up to this morning. Somewhere in the world there are forces that can stand up to corporate shenanigans and win.

Thanks to our mod, in_newengland, for bringing this amazing story to my attention.

http://www.gazettenet.com/home/13321...ket-basket-ceo
 
Old 08-29-2014, 05:59 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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LOL Escort

negirl, I envy you, twenty years here and I've never seen a concert in Saratoga or Tanglewood.

Thay is waaay cool about the Maeket Basket CEO!
 
Old 08-29-2014, 06:05 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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negirl, I envy you, twenty years here and I've never seen a concert in Saratoga or Tanglewood.

Thay is waaay cool about the Maeket Basket CEO!
James Taylor is a regular at Tanglewood but his concerts are quickly sold out. Hoping for next year.

Market Basket is not in my part of the state but it is in the Boston/NH areas. What was remarkable is that so many put their jobs on the line for a CEO who cares about them as real people. If there were a MB here I'd want to work there.

ETA: Another report from the business pages of the Globe

http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/...01J/story.html
 
Old 08-29-2014, 07:54 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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{{{{{{{{{{CURM}}}}}}}}}} you're here! Yay!

'There is no normal life, Wyatt, there's just life.'

-Doc Holliday played by Val Kilmer in the movie Tombstone



Time certainly doesn't wait for no one. Or winter

Seeing as how last winter was the one from hell, I am not going to get caught short on resources this year.

I've already started laying in extra supply for the animals. Hay and bedding. I think it's a little too early to start hoarding grain.

Crude oil is low so I'm waiting for the new month to grab a load when the futures prices take effect.

Anyone else panicking?
Indeed I am - here that is. Thankfully, no acreage and no livestock to worry about - just three rescue cats - and our winters are generally mild compared to more northern climes. We always maintain a full pantry have lanterns, back-up batteries as needed, water, extra propane tanks for the grill and a propane camp stove, an old fashioned percolator for morning coffee and plenty of quilts as well as a well-insulated home. In five years the longest we've been without power has been about six hours but it's been known to be off for days due to ice storms. So far, so good.
 
Old 08-29-2014, 08:08 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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A wonderful development to wake up to this morning. Somewhere in the world there are forces that can stand up to corporate shenanigans and win.

Thanks to our mod, in_newengland, for bringing this amazing story to my attention.

http://www.gazettenet.com/home/13321...ket-basket-ceo
I had to double-check my memory because I could have sworn there were Market Baskets in CA as far back as my childhood. It turns out I was right and they're also in such states as Texas and Louisiana. Looks like the name can be purchased but the store ownerships are all different.

As a former journeyman produce clerk it's nice to see the good guys win!
 
Old 08-29-2014, 08:55 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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Well, here's one for ya. Not sure how I am going to handle this and it surely has not been a top priority.

Got a call from my electric utility company. A robo-call - to alert everyone that the company is working on cutting trees and bushes in a 15 ft. swath around all electrical lines. They said they are NOT carrying off limbs and debris - but rather leaving it to weather naturally.

Well, my HOA does not take to debris being left to "weather naturally." Homeowners are responsible for hiring someone to carry off the debris, which can be quite expensive.

I have been informed that the debris on my property will result in a daily fine and possibly, a lien on my property.

What would you do?

PS. This is an acre of land and nearly one whole side of the property has electrical lines on it and thus, limbs and debris.
 
Old 08-29-2014, 09:09 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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Well, here's one for ya. Not sure how I am going to handle this and it surely has not been a top priority.

Got a call from my electric utility company. A robo-call - to alert everyone that the company is working on cutting trees and bushes in a 15 ft. swath around all electrical lines. They said they are NOT carrying off limbs and debris - but rather leaving it to weather naturally.

Well, my HOA does not take to debris being left to "weather naturally." Homeowners are responsible for hiring someone to carry off the debris, which can be quite expensive.

I have been informed that the debris on my property will result in a daily fine and possibly, a lien on my property.

What would you do?

PS. This is an acre of land and nearly one whole side of the property has electrical lines on it and thus, limbs and debris.
Can you burn where you live? Our electric company did the same months ago and took down entire trees as well. They did put all the limbs into chippers and hauled the wood chips away or dumped piles on the property of those of us who wanted them for eventual mulch (after they weathered and cooled) but the trunks were left in large pieces and homeowners either disposed of them or our community POA (annual assessment $205) gathered and put them in a large, communal burn pile with the help of a number of homeowners and disposed of them.

Short of that I haven't a clue other than pay for disposal. Utilities strike again!
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