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Old Jan 16 2017, 03:09 PM   #3961
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I believe it plays part of one of the Nightmare themes. No cookoo sound. Several parts of the clock move. There is an on/off switch for all the sound and movement and I think a volume control for the music as well. She was quite happy with it!
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Old Jan 16 2017, 04:31 PM   #3962
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Thanks. We got her a large Nightmare Before Christmas cookoo clock to honor the occasion. That's one of her favorite movies. She has numerous themed ornaments related to the movie and two posters framed and hung from DragonCon, signed by "The Mayor" Glenn Shadix!
I can empathize. With my wife it's all things Mickey Mouse. I cannot begin to list everything Mickey she has.
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Old Jan 18 2017, 08:00 PM   #3963
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I'm dragons, Kibby is fairies. If something comes into the house that is both we argue about who it belongs to, because we don't argue enough already. Mostly to irritate theHubby.
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Old Jan 18 2017, 08:23 PM   #3964
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I am cats and dragons along with quite a bit of Pooh bear.
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Old Jan 19 2017, 10:31 AM   #3965
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With me it's been Pocket Dragons until Real & wife retired, Melody Pena statues (still trying to find a hippogriff candle lamp at a reasonable price), dragons, griffons (or gryphons), Disney's Grumpy out of self-defense (and because there's no Disney character named wiseass), Harley Davidson, & guns. Not necessarily in that order.
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Old Jan 19 2017, 11:04 PM   #3966
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Our Christmas village had the unusual stuff along with dragons, fairies, space alliens, Star Trek, cats , dogs and goats. There were motorcycles. Somethi g that representative of each of us.
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Old Jan 20 2017, 07:18 AM   #3967
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Dinner tonight, the six of us, at a hibachi restaurant to celebrate our son's 31st birthday (which is actually on the 26th).
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That sound good.we had Chinese take out
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Old Jan 21 2017, 12:55 AM   #3969
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Had Pizza

Granted, it was a Chicago BBQ Chicken and Bacon frozen Pizza, but it's still Pizza and I love using my Pizza Stone in the Oven.
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Old Jan 21 2017, 05:47 AM   #3970
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I will be doing an Anne McCaffrey exposition in our local library during February. Will post pictures after I've set it up (which will be on Feb 4).

I've recently moved house to an apartment and everything McCaffrey is still in boxes, which is one of the resaons I offered to do the exposition
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Old Jan 21 2017, 03:22 PM   #3971
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Anything for a bit of free storage, eh?
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Kibbys goal for the year is to organize all our books. It might be easier if she didn't keep buying books.
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I wish the cats would quit bring their wildlife toys inside, especially when they are still alive.
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Old Jan 22 2017, 02:43 PM   #3976
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Our two cats never go outside but when we did have indoor/outdoor cats they would usually leave us well chewed (sometimes nothing but guts) gifts on the mat at the back door. There was no cat/dog door for them to go in and out of so presents did not get inside.

How is Kibby organizing the books? By author? I have a couple done like that, the rest are a mish mash.
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Old Jan 22 2017, 07:40 PM   #3977
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Ours are too old to want to go out and hunt any more. But in their younger days, I once the rear half of a fairly good-sized vole on the bathroom floor. Not sure how it got there; no dog/cat door, and neither cat had carried it in past me. Since we live in the woods in an older mobile home, it probably found a way in along plumbing or electric conduits and got ambushed by cat or cats who then ate the good stuff until they got down to the guts.

This was one time I was glad the wife was away for a visit to one of the sons. I don't like listening to her screaming over such discoveries.

Then there was the time the Black Widow spider made its way in through the exhaust fan vent in that same bathroom. She found it hanging by a thread as she got out of the shower. Bad enough that it was a good size spider. I tried to tell her she didn't want to know what kind.

Once she went out to the shed to get something out of the freezer and there was a baby Copperhead curled up on the rug right inside the door.......

Funniest one though had to be when she discovered the young possum that had managed to climb up the power cable conduit into the house......

Such is life in the country.

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We had opossum problems in the trailer. We had the mama opossum walking through the floor vents. We had to put heavy things on them to keep her out. The Babies were harder to keep out

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Well, at least she's buying and reading books!

My husband and I are both readers, but it's tough going trying to persuade our kid to read anything except what he gets assigned as homework.
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Well, at least she's buying and reading books!

My husband and I are both readers, but it's tough going trying to persuade our kid to read anything except what he gets assigned as homework.
Geez, he's already old enough for homework????!!!

LOL @Peter and Kugai. You are too right my friends. Though I have to admit not all 600 McCaffrey books will go back on my shelves...
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Old Jan 23 2017, 03:33 PM   #3981
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Perhaps the bulk of them should be offered to Radcliffe College as the basis for an Anne McCaffrey Archive?
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Geez, he's already old enough for homework????!!!
He'll be 8 in May and is in first grade. He usually gets one reading assignment and one dictation assignment a week. Sometimes he also gets math homework, but he's usually had time to do that in class, so he doesn't bring his math book home every week. They're also using tablet computers and laptops at school, even if that doesn't happen every day.

Every one of his classmates has a cellphone. Most of them have smartphones smart enough to play Pokémon GO on. So does he.
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Old Jan 24 2017, 03:40 PM   #3983
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Man, oh man, time does fly. I don't believe it, if he's 8 that means I'd be almost 60! Hang on... uhm...

Give us a pic, please or send me one by email?
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Old Jan 24 2017, 10:42 PM   #3984
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We'll see about the pic, I have tons but need to get them sorted. I haven't posted pix of him online, he'll get the chance to build his own online identity when he's a bit older.

He'll be 8 in May, but it just struck me that your son must be twice the age he was when I visited you 14 years ago!
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She is going by author, then by autographe
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We'll see about the pic, I have tons but need to get them sorted. I haven't posted pix of him online, he'll get the chance to build his own online identity when he's a bit older.

He'll be 8 in May, but it just struck me that your son must be twice the age he was when I visited you 14 years ago!
That's why I said send me one by email

And yes, Niels is 28 and will be 29 this year and married (in May 2015) but was living together with his Denise before that. He did marry a farmer's daughter (though she's not a farmer) and he became an agricultural journalist.

Last time I saw a picture of your son he was still a baby!
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I'll see what I can do.

Time really does fly! Now he's sitting on a computer next to mine, watching Minecraft videos on youtube.
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Time really does fly! Now he's sitting on a computer next to mine, watching Minecraft videos on youtube.
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Thanks for posting yes its been hard to try and explainon with giving what is going on with giving me a headaice iir even worst a migraine
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It's so good to see you, Ginny! I've been thinking about you and worrying. I wonder if your local Lions Club has any resources that could help you? My dad had cataracts and his eyesight was nearly gone the last few years of his life. I know they provided him with large print books and later with books on tape. This was 40 years ago, maybe their technology/help has advanced? You're in my thoughts, especially whenever I come to this site!
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It's so good to see you, Ginny! I've been thinking about you and worrying. I wonder if your local Lions Club has any resources that could help you? My dad had cataracts and his eyesight was nearly gone the last few years of his life. I know they provided him with large print books and later with books on tape. This was 40 years ago, maybe their technology/help has advanced? You're in my thoughts, especially whenever I come to this site!
Yes I have use them and Lioness my mom was one. they helped me get aor my u seon the computer. THey have digital meida I havremost of the Anne McCaffrey on it.

My sit is olarge print won't help me. . I am lear Braille but my fingers are not readly good at reading it. My sensitivity is down.

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Ginny, I'm so sorry to hear about the problems with your sight. I hope some solution can be found to let you continue reading. It's just too bad that bionic visual aids are still experimental, unlike cochlear implants for deaf people.

I finally downloaded an e-book reader on my cellphone. Spent most of the weekend on the couch with a tummy bug, reading Dragonchoice. I still prefer reading printed books, but for longer pieces that aren't available in print? Works for me.
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Hello all real life sucks ! There I said it. I have been real busy of late working on jewelry, working out @ the gym, joined the SCA in the Barony of Granite Mountain, on a sad note we lost dad a year ago this month so it has been tough.

Here is a pic of me in garb Yes I am holding a crossbow. I shot it for the first time ever on Sat. and in a tournament and took 4th place serious beginners luck here. Our shoot had a theme Dragons had invaded the barony. Well one of the dragons had he been real would never have had kids due to me! I am hoping to go by the name Canaan Falconer, Canaan being old Celtic for Protector of Honor!
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Right, today I set up the Anne McCaffrey exhibition in my local library I talked about earlier. I took 17 photographs but it's a pain in the proverbial to show them all here so I put them up on my facebook page and made that post public. That way you should be able to see it, provided you have a facebook account. If not, please let me know.

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I hope you garner a whole new crop of readers for her. Did you include information about MoM?
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Eating popcorn and NOT watching "football!" (or hand/egg)
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I need to get a packet of Popping Corn again - you've made me hungry for it again dammit!!
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