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Old Dec 30 2011, 10:45 AM   #481
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Old Dec 30 2011, 08:53 PM   #482
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No New Year's Plans. We are going to DisneyWorld again in the middle of the year. My most favorite man-made place to go!
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Tentative plans for a trip to Northern Italy in spring and a weekend with my bro and his wife on one of the Dutch islands in April.
I'll be doing a lot of photography and working hard of course. I foresee not enough spare time but I'm dealing with that now for about four decades...
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Old Dec 31 2011, 08:44 AM   #485
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Jee Hans, I am planning a four day trip on one of them too, with my daughter and granddaugter.
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I had to look it up, but it reminds me of the islands on the east coast of the United States, at my inabilty to explain more
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My sister bought gingerbread houses kits for the kids, 2, 3 & 7 years old plus Kibby and Robin who is 23 and has problems. She acts worse then than all the rest put together.
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Old Jan 1 2012, 01:01 PM   #489
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I'm worried for my very crafty grandmother, she is 85 years old, and one of the cataract is effect her lens, and she is far away right now, she is in Florida and I'm here in Wisconsin, she is going in for sugary on the third of January after that one heals she has to have the other one removed, I worry for her
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Ginny, cataract surgery is very common these days, and one of the easiest to recover from. My mother is getting both eyes done this summer.
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Ginny, cataract surgery is very common these days, and one of the easiest to recover from. My mother is getting both eyes done this summer.
Knew about but here is some news

My very crafty grandmother who when in for cataract eye sugary, had an electrical fault, with her heart and had to have a pacemaker put in, she is eight-five years old, and I worry for she is in Florida and I'm in Wisconsin.



She should be out tomorrow if every thing turn out right.
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Old Jan 12 2012, 06:43 PM   #493
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I got a A on a assignment, its took a bit from the school help desk to get to my teacher, but it was worth it, taking a five, sorry if I'm not as active been fighting with some transportation problems, but I've found a ride, to and from training, A girlfriend was sad to hear about the passing of the Dragonlady

I also found the case for my Book Port Plus, it got lost and someone returned to the Mint a local place that I would sometime stop by, while waiting for the bus, now gone the bus line

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Old Jan 13 2012, 12:33 AM   #494
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Old Jan 13 2012, 10:09 AM   #495
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Ordered my new computer last night. I've been waiting and planning this since my graphics card died in this one a few months back. I'll be transferring some pieces of this one to the new one; the wireless networking card as well as the above mentioned graphics card. Probably the SATA hard drive as well. My 1 Tb external drive will make the transition by simply plugging it in, as will my Altec speakers.
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Hello all. We met some lovely people today after selling our van on ebay. They wanted some spare parts off it but didn't want the whole item so we sorted it all out to everyone's satisfaction. Now Spacedog will have to look at getting the engine out so that we can take the shell to the wreckers. I might even remember to put photos up of my spring-cleaning room *hehe*, it's still a work in progress
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Old Jan 14 2012, 03:29 PM   #498
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http://books.google.com/books?id=mno...lining&f=false Dan J has one its quite painful, he is going in to have hernia fixed in two weeks, he moves just right and it quite painful for him
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We have been prom dress shopping & found this beautiful dress at a thrift store for only 75 dollars. She LOVES it & it looks great on her.





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Maw, that is a beautiful color for her and she looks lovely! Wonderful find. When I went to my prom I "borrowed" a dress from a neighbor. It wasn't nearly as becoming as Kibby's.
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I can see why she loves the dress. It is awesome. And kibbie herself is turning into a right pretty young lady. Gee, how time flies.
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Old Jan 15 2012, 10:53 AM   #502
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Neat images Maw, I got my dress that I'm in my profile image from a thrift store for $50, and my prom dress, also from a second-hand shop, I've worn it many times in the past.
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I wish I had a better camera. My last one broke & this one was really cheep. I also need practice with it. Those were the first pics I took with it.
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I am going to get her pic taken professionally done, with her hair up & make up.
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She looks lovely!! Hope you can share that professional pic with us, too.
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I will defently share pics.

The reason I had money for the dress is because Hubby FINALLY got approved for disability. After only 1 appeal. He got a large check that went back to the day he applied, so we have a little bit of extra money. Life will be much easier for all of us.

Mom got a new computer. With her old one she could not get on line. Kibby got a 3D D.S. & I am getting much needed glasses. With the left eye I could not read the largest letter on the board. Tomorrow Mom, Kibby & I are going to have a fun day out. Not sure what we are going to do yet except for something fun.
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I forgot to say what Hubby bought himself. A much larger flat screan t.v. for his room. He is also going to go to a couple of Nascar races. It is like a second Christmas.
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Wow, Kibbie is lovely in that dress!! Ahh, the memories. Prom. Hope she will enjoy hers, I sure did!
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I had to make a change in the build on my computer. The motherboard in the original build wouldn't handle 4 RAM sticks for the 16Gb of memory I had specified. It only had 2 slots, so I could either go with 8Gb or upgrade the motherboard, which is what I did.

They finished it and it's on its way. Supposed to be delivered today. Then the fun really begins. I'll have to clean off my desk so I have room to work, pull pieces from this PC, install them in the new one, and most importantly, clean off my desk for the room to do all of that, as well as give me room to set up my printer after I clean the print head.

I've had a cleaning kit for months, but I got a real good deal on another identical printer. So since my wife uses a printer a lot more than I, it's been hooked up to her PC for a long time. There was no room on my desk. Needed to clean it off. Then her motherboard died in her old PC and she bought a new one with Windows 7. Old systems where both of us had XP, no problem networking and I could print to her printer just by having her PC on. Now that she has 7 and I don't, big headache. I didn't clean off my desk and set up the other printer because my old PC's graphics card died, and I planned on using my last early Social Security check of 2011 to buy another PC, which is what I'm doing. Now I need to clean off my desk for the new PC and the old printer.

Then I have to learn how to handle Windows 7 Professional 64bit. From what I've seen of my wife's Windows 7 Home Edition, there's going to be more than just a little bit of a learning curve.

Did I mention I need to clean off my desk?
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Stuck at home while the plumber attempts to fix the boiler. Until he fixes the boiler I can't shower, do the washing up or switch the radiator on. Oh well! So much for my busy weekend!
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1: Showering washes all the natural bug-killing oils off your body;

2: Washing-up can be done in cold water (just harder);

3: Good excuse to snuggle down in bed with your favorite living hot-water bottle.






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Poor edith, keep warm, I do hope the plumber can fix your boiler.
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Just finished the thirteenth of the synopses for the Pern books (and short stories) I'm writing for the Pern Wiki. Here's the list so far;

*Red Star Rising/Dragonseye
*Ever The Twain (Short)
*Dragon's Time
*Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern
*Beyond Between (Short)
*Dragonflight
*Dragonquest
*Dragonsong
*Dragonsinger
*Dragondrums
*The Impression (Short)
*The Smallest Dragonboy (Short)
*The Dolphins of Pern

I'm still working on Dragon's Fire, The Renegades of Pern and All The Weyrs of Pern, I've read Runner of Pern but haven't written the synopsis yet, and there's a chapter summary on another wiki that can be used to write The Masterharper of Pern. So, not counting them, that's eleven books left (plus I plan to somehow summarise the game books when I get them)?

It's good fun, in a way; I'm re-reading all of the Pern books again (some of them I haven't read in ages!) and taking careful notes as I do, so I can write accurate synopses and other pages on the Wiki. Even better, if I have to take a break from this for a while - which I know I eventually will - my notes will mean I can pick up exactly where I left off (and it'll mean an end to trawling through books to find a scene I vaguely remember and need for my theories; I know I once spent ten minutes searching several chapters in "The White Dragon" for a line referencing an obscure dragon eye colour that I'd somehow missed on the page I'd started searching from)!

Argh, it's kind of silly; I keep nearly adding Wiki format codes (such as double square brackets) to random words as I type cause I've been formatting the synopses as I type them...

EDIT: Just managed to do a synopsis for "Dragonfire"; the Crossroads Gamebook!

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I am using Mom's new computer. Now everyone has a computer except me.
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Old Jan 25 2012, 07:01 PM   #518
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I'm home alone, Dan J found out he had two hernias not one, he is staying overnight at the hospital, which is making it lonely here, had to work out a schedule before feeling like salt water taffy pull, and finding hard to communcate at times
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Hope he fills better soon, Ginny.

I am getting use to wearing glasses. I can now see much better. Being on the computer with bi focals take getting use to. I have to tilt my head up or everthing is blurry.

Kibby has gone a whole month without bad attitude or arguing. Tomorrow I am taking her to get her driving learner's permit. Anyone on this cost, beware Kibby will be driving.
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Today is our son's 26th birthday. Last night he and his girlfriend went to an Above & Beyond concert. DJ Trance music. I have a CD of theirs and it's not bad. I just don't understand how they call them DJ's. Must be a new definition. I always thought a DJ sat in a radio station booth, spun records and made comments between songs. Apparently this is something different.
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