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Old 09-15-2014, 08:36 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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(waves) Hi, all, I have Mom here so just catching up. I hope you all had a great weekend.

DH sez I was a cynical eighty year old when he met me when I was nineteen
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Old 09-15-2014, 10:26 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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Did you ever walk away from the coffee maker and then find out that you hadn't set the pot on correctly so that it went into the pot?
I have everything for sale one place or another and am soooooo glad my ShopVac was still here.
Oh nooooooo.

Yes, glad your shop vac was still around!

I hope you did finally get a good cup of coffee, tho!
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Old 09-15-2014, 10:29 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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We made the trip to FL over the weekend. Uneventful, which is always good. Our kids had us over for dinner when we got in Saturday night and sent us home with milk, muffins, fresh cut melon, butter and more so we wouldn't need to go to the grocery store in the morning.

I've been organizing, sorting and putting away. DH has started his work week and is traveling tomorrow, I have the two year old today. Things won't get done right away but it forces me to be much more flexible. In NY it's too easy to stay in routine with fewer distractions. The cats are used to living with an older woman. Yesterday even the younger cat had an expression of OMG as she ran by with a two year old in hot pursuit.
LOL!!! I can see the expression on the cat's face!!!!

I hope things are going well for you today. I so miss having a toddler around the house . . . but the truth is, I don't know that I have the stamina to keep up. So kudos to you, JJ!!!!!

That was so thoughtful for your kids to send the breakfast items back. Yum, fresh melon!

Let us know how things progress. And enjoy your day (and send tips on increasing one's stamina - I am ready for any suggestions!)
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Old 09-15-2014, 10:37 AM
 
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There are certain regulars in every forum, Retirement being no exception. We get to know those people over time - their personalities, their interests, and their likes and dislikes. Even if some of them irritate the hell out of us and we consider them nut cases, they are part of the familiar landscape.

So when such people go missing I feel a certain sadness. The sadness is greater if I liked them, of course, but it is present even if I didn't, because I wonder what possible bad luck has befallen them, or even if they are dead.

Two such people: I'mcurious (gone over six months from City-Data) and Caladium (gone over four months from City-Data). Anyone else notice their absences?
Caladium was off for awhile and threw out some hints she might be done for at least and extended period of time.
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Old 09-15-2014, 10:38 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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I, too, wonder what happens to those who are not here any longer.
It happened that I missed Knoxgarden and her posts about gardening and Tennesee and I asked the mod to tell me if she was still on here or not. Of course they did not.
So I found her gardening cronies back in Knoxville and emailed the host who told me she had passed away some time ago. It made me very sad.
We get to "know" folks here and yes, I do wonder about them if they haven't posted in a while and we have had a lot of interaction in the past.

It is amazing how much info can be shared and how we come to trust and rely the advice of folks who we have "met" online!
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Old 09-15-2014, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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Yesterday even the younger cat had an expression of OMG as she ran by with a two year old in hot pursuit.
haha! I can see this! My 19-mo-old grandtwins spent this morning chasing the Jack Russell to try to get back the toys he stole from them and then they locked themselves inside his cage and laughed like maniacs. I am "resting" while granddad walks them around the n'hood. I hope they're out for a while. The house looks like a tornado came through, toys and books and clothes all over the place. Must teach them to put away, lol.
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Old 09-15-2014, 11:48 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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haha! I can see this! My 19-mo-old grandtwins spent this morning chasing the Jack Russell to try to get back the toys he stole from them and then they locked themselves inside his cage and laughed like maniacs. I am "resting" while granddad walks them around the n'hood. I hope they're out for a while. The house looks like a tornado came through, toys and books and clothes all over the place. Must teach them to put away, lol.
Awwww! Sounds like you really enjoy having those sweet babies there with you!

You all have a wonderful afternoon.
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Old 09-15-2014, 12:42 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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(waves) Hi, all, I have Mom here so just catching up. I hope you all had a great weekend.
You went missing for 4 days.
I was starting to think the tractor tipped over.
I start worrying a lot quicker than Escort Rider
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Old 09-17-2014, 11:41 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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LOL, Gand, thanks for missing me! I don't tip them, DH ran over himself once......that hurt

negirl, sounds like it's a party at your place! Enjoy!

Back to work.......have to straighten out a transmission that was supposed to be a three speed and arrived a four speed. It happens.
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Old 09-17-2014, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Awwww! Sounds like you really enjoy having those sweet babies there with you!

You all have a wonderful afternoon.
In bringing the twins back to her work place a few days ago for a quick transfer to her car, DIL dropped a hint about an addition to the family (in the planning stage only, she assured me). "So do you want the twins on Monday with the baby or the twins on Monday and the baby on Friday?" You could have knocked me over with a feather. NO WAY. Yes to the two girls, no to anything else. I am just about surviving the one day a week with the "search and destroy" kids and their high energy level for mischief.
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