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Old 09-15-2009, 07:50 AM
 
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Congratulations Nancy. How exciting!
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Old 09-15-2009, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Winter Park FL
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Have been busy these last few weeks (middle of September already?) but just want to say hello. Thank you Nancy and MN2CO. Trip is coming up next week and am getting excited. I just want to get on that train, sit back and watch the world go by. Once I leave Red Bank will travel down the Jersey coast, ferry over to Delaware, down DelMarVa to Outer Banks, NC. From there plans are still open to whatever happens. Do have to be back in DC area by 10/3 to catch the train home.

This past week my son and his girlfriend came back home after spending the last six months touring Central America and Mexico. They look great and it was so very very good to see them again. However, we have our last dinner together (at least for another while) tonight. Tomorrow they leave to drive to Oregon where they are planning on settling. My daughter (whom I'll see next week) is now on her vacation in CA. She flew to San Fran, rented a car and is driving north on the coast highway to see the Redwoods. I have such adventurous children! Don't see them as often as I'd like but when I do, well I am so happy.

Nancy, congratulations! How exciting and I am very happy for you!!!!

Am settled in my new digs. I do miss my books, however. I gave over 300 away (to the library). Just too many to keep moving - but I still miss them! Also, I miss the owls that lived in my neighborhood and my yard. There were two; I would see one or the other but never together (a mating pair). Two days before I was moving I was sitting on my back porch, saw a woosh and there they were - together! Got my camera and was able to capture this. It's like they came to say goodbye!
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Old 09-15-2009, 08:13 AM
 
Location: DC Area, for now
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Congratulations, Nancy! I'm so glad you found your nest at last. You will probably enjoy SC a lot. And now the adventure begins...
 
Old 09-15-2009, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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Default Continuation of the mouse tale...

Karcon - Great owl story. You have no idea how jealous I am of you - I live such a boring life lately. I've been too preoccupied with yucky stuff.

Well, well, well..............


I told this on another thread but thought this group might like to hear this as well. Last night, about 2 a.m., I woke to my dog yipping in a high pitched yip - over and over and over. Here we goes again! It's fall, afterall, and all critters are looking for a warm place to live for the winter. I go into the kitchen to find her staring at the stove - the drawer. So, I get a hammer, broom and a thick pair of gloves and open (slowly) the drawer expecting some monster to jump out. Nope - no monster, mouse or anything but "stuff".. I pull everything out - still nothing. Ok - now I had to pull the drawer out and I'm scared witless. Ladies - this is when you want a husband. I pull the drawer out expecting god knows what and there in the back was a dead mouse - it appeared to be recently dead. My fearless hunter girl scared the thing to death OR the mouse killer stuff I put down 2 years ago when I got a new stove did the trick. So, we all march out to the garbage and "can" the mouse. My liitle hunter was very proud of herself.

Nancy - sounds like you had a nice trip Your journey is almost complete!

Have a good one!!
 
Old 09-15-2009, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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http://bestsmileys.com/sleeping/9.gif (broken link) Just couldn't resist. After seeing Nancy's BR from her Web pages - can't you just picture her in her BR sleeping away?

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Old 09-15-2009, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Winter Park FL
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Originally Posted by MN2CO View Post
I told this on another thread but thought this group might like to hear this as well. Last night, about 2 a.m., I woke to my dog yipping in a high pitched yip - over and over and over. Here we goes again! It's fall, afterall, and all critters are looking for a warm place to live for the winter. I go into the kitchen to find her staring at the stove - the drawer. So, I get a hammer, broom and a thick pair of gloves and open (slowly) the drawer expecting some monster to jump out. Nope - no monster, mouse or anything but "stuff".. I pull everything out - still nothing. Ok - now I had to pull the drawer out and I'm scared witless. Ladies - this is when you want a husband. I pull the drawer out expecting god knows what and there in the back was a dead mouse - it appeared to be recently dead. My fearless hunter girl scared the thing to death OR the mouse killer stuff I put down 2 years ago when I got a new stove did the trick. So, we all march out to the garbage and "can" the mouse. My liitle hunter was very proud of herself.
You are so much braver than I think I could be - I'd be so creeped out! Brave woman!
 
Old 09-15-2009, 11:49 AM
 
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Default Karcon

Great Owl picture and story!!
 
Old 09-15-2009, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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Default Karcon...

Did your son and girlfriend have any unusual stories about C.A. or Mexico? Anything exciting or scarey happen? Maybe they didn't share any of those with MOM!
 
Old 09-15-2009, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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Default Nancy - wake up!

We want to hear about your trip and your new place so WAKE UP!!



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Old 09-15-2009, 04:40 PM
 
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Nancy,

Glad your long journey is complete. ENJOY!!!
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