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Posted by Deggesty on Friday, October 23, 2009 9:35 PM

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I used to get fudgecake from a local restaurant where they knew me. The waitress, Sandy, would load it down with fudge and bring a large spoon, which she called a shovel!

You remind me of the student who waited the table at which I (and others who appreciated her service) sat my first two years in college. She saw to it that her two tables were well supplied--and she apparently liked to see me eat, for even before I had finished the small dish of dessert at dinner, she would bring me a soup bowl full of the dessert, whatever it was. One night, she asked me if my father had been a millionaire. At the time, I was working twelve hours a week on the Building and Ground Crew.

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Posted by grampaw pettibone on Friday, October 23, 2009 6:54 PM

Thanks for the fudgecake, Paula. I used to get fudgecake from a local restaurant where they knew me. The waitress, Sandy, would load it down with fudge and bring a large spoon, which she called a shovel! I still see Sandy from time to time, and we joke about the shovel. Rain in Carolina at present, supposed to last through the night, at least. Paula, my knee is hurting, as well as my shoulder. I think this weather has something to do with it. Have a great night.

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Posted by cherokee woman on Friday, October 23, 2009 5:20 PM

Good evening, everyone.  It's been a busy day for me:  had to leave the house this morning, to attend a meeting.  Didn't get back home until about 2 p.m.  Then, it was nap time, I was so tired and worn out, and my left knee was really hurting.  

 Tom, I like your idea for fudge cake.  Baked several after I got home, so that is dessert tonight after you eat your supper!  And, that goes for all of us chocoholics here, myself included!

Our Friday Fish Fry is now under way.  There's all kinds of fish, hush puppies, fries, baked beans, corn on the cob, cornbread, greens, mac & cheese, breaded fried mushrooms, cole slaw, garden salad, all ready and waiting for you all.

Everyone enjoy, have a good evening, and see you all later.

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Posted by bubbajustin on Friday, October 23, 2009 3:17 PM

Evening all.

Wet… is the word to describe Indiana today. This morning I thought I herd the weather man say that I-465 around Indy had 4 feet of water on it, and it was closed. Maybe I misunderstood though.

School went well. Done with the “Acuity Test” It’s a test that you take on a PC, and you must answer a series of multiple choice questions. At the end it spits out a bunch of info. Unfortunately, I didn’t do very well.

Have a good evening.

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Posted by tree68 on Friday, October 23, 2009 2:41 PM

Looks like it'll be a wet evening here.  Hopefully things will clear up a bit tomorrow - we'll be drilling/training outside with the fire department and we'd like to use some electric tools...

RJ - Congrats to you and your bride.

Off to other pursuits...

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Posted by Mookie on Friday, October 23, 2009 12:38 PM

RJ - sniff...I know!  Use a tissue - but I always cry at weddings! 

What a nice picture Blush 

Congratulations to you and your new bride.  What is her first name?  And does she know anything about trains or do we have to "edumacate" her? 

CW - have a yellow lawn, drive, backyard, parking lot, roof, on and on.  Have a good stiff north wind, but the leaves are still so wet, they won't blow away.  Going to move the hammock to a sunny spot.  Kind of missing the sun for about 4-5 days now.

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Posted by diningcar on Friday, October 23, 2009 9:41 AM

Sunshine in AZ today, da!!!

Very dry (da again) but we have escaped fires because the Forest Service has been busy cleanig out the low growth in our forests and having 'controlled burns'.

Thanks for breakfast CW, and a good day to all.

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Posted by Modelcar on Friday, October 23, 2009 8:39 AM

Cloudy and mild with a touch of light rain right now....but, our rain gauge has 2" in it from overnight....!  Didn't hear very much of that during the night.  Thought the sound I did hear was a bit of wind blowing, but guess it was a steady rain...and quite a bit of it by this morning.  Brought down quite a bit of the colored leaves....Now hope it dries soon so I can run over the yard and mulch and mow.  Catching them every so often keeps the leaf situation under pretty good control.  If I can do that, it may only require a few bags to be filled...

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Posted by grampaw pettibone on Friday, October 23, 2009 8:30 AM

Good morning, and thanks for breakfast. At present, 64 degrees and mostly cloudy in Carolina. I managed to work on some of my coins yesterday and kept meself busy and out of trouble. There was little on the wireless to attract my attention. 4 hams were killed in an SC plane crash wednesday on their way to the Bahamas for an international radio contest this weekend, so there is a damper on this weekends activities. I didn't know any of them, but they were well liked. Paula, could you fix some fudgecake today with a lot of fudge?? Thanks. Have a great day and a greater weekend.

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Posted by JoeKoh on Friday, October 23, 2009 7:12 AM

good morning

Matt made it around the puddles and onto the bus.Going to be a good day to help mamma with chores.Might even run some trains on our layout inside while I am getting a package ready to mail.Hope everyone can stay dry.

stay safe

Joe

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Posted by cherokee woman on Friday, October 23, 2009 4:53 AM

Good Friday morning, everyone.  RJ, that's a mighty fine photo there, with a very nice looking couple!  

It's rainy here in Louisville this morning, with a current temp of 59 degrees.  High today will be in the mid to upper 60s (if I heard correctly).

Coffee, hot tea, juices and other morning beverages are ready, and on the breakfast/warmer bar this morning, is our regular bagels, bear claws and a wide assortment of doughnuts (including the chocolate covered longjohns, both cream filled and vanilla filled) and an assortment of fruit danish.

You all have a nice morning, and take care, everyone.  BTW Mookie, I hear your hammock calling you.  Say's it is missing you.Smile

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Posted by miniwyo on Thursday, October 22, 2009 7:04 PM

 Evening all!!!

How time has flown by! I hardly have time to get on the computer anymore!  I hope everyone is doing well!!

Been snowy then back to warm here. Now we are having some nice fall weather. Last weekend we had a chance to go down to an amusement park in Utah. It was so much fun! I really hated leaving. 

Also, I know it has been 3 weeks, but I thought I would show you a photo.


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Posted by JoeKoh on Thursday, October 22, 2009 4:39 PM

afternoon

busy day.farmers are busy over here too.Cw thanks for supper.Time to get things for work,Its friday for me tonight.

stay safe

joe

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Posted by bubbajustin on Thursday, October 22, 2009 3:18 PM

Murphy Siding

tree68

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.....Headphones..... is that a advertisement with the soundtrack of Jingle Bells...? I thought I just helped my family carve pumpkins?Confused

That muffled "whoosh" you hear the evening of October 31 isn't all of the ghosts, witches, and hobgoblins leaving - it's the sound of the Halloween decorations being replaced by Christmas decorations in stores and malls across the land....

     What? The stores here have had their Christmas junk out for more than 2 weeks already.Disapprove

Good one Larry!Laugh

Here in the vicinity of Lafayette IN. Wall Mart has had the Christmas Décor out for about 4 weeks…. Not kidding either. Will be expecting the musical accompaniment here soon.Disapprove

Rain here in W. Indiana. Still, farmers are out cutting beans, and shelling corn.

Have a good evening.

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Posted by Modelcar on Thursday, October 22, 2009 10:03 AM

I've seen roads paved overnight down in Florida....One in perticular circumstance even had the white lines painted on it by the next morning.  The location that I witnessed that was near Tavares, on rt. 441.

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Posted by tree68 on Thursday, October 22, 2009 9:41 AM

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For whatever reason, they are doing it at night, which would seem to me to be difficult and chancey.

It's actually becoming a common practice - especially in places where daytime traffic is heavy. 

The state replaced a bridge over the interstate here.  The road over the bridge is the main route between a mall and other shopping centers and the alternative routes wouldn't have handled the strain.  They replaced half the bridge at a time and did 99% of the work between 7PM and 7AM. 

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Posted by grampaw pettibone on Thursday, October 22, 2009 8:13 AM

Good morning Miss Paula and everybody. 58 degrees and partly cloudy this morning. Lot's of sirens out on the hiway, think they are volunteer fire by the way they sound. The state has elected to repave the hiway and everything is rough driving, so anything is possible. For whatever reason, they are doing it at night, which would seem to me to be difficult and chancey. Ah well, everybody have a safe and warm day.

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Posted by cherokee woman on Thursday, October 22, 2009 5:21 AM

Good Thursday morning, everyone.  Christmas?  I'm definitely not ready for that yet.  Trying to get started on thinking about someone's birthday in a couple of weeks, and thinking about Thanksgiving!

Coffee, hot tea, juices, hot chocolate, hot cider are all ready. 

On the breakfast/warmer bar this morning:  bagels, bear claws, turkey bacon, pork sausage, scrambled eggs, oatmeal, toast, and homemade buttermilk biscuits w/sausage gravy.  Everything's ready and waiting for you all.

Still nice and warm this morning, with a current temp if the 50s.  High today somewhere in the mid to upper 60s, with rain coming in later this evening.  They're saying a 100% chance of rain for tomorrow.

Everyone enjoy your breakfast, and have a very good morning.  If anyone has any requests for today's other two menus, please let me know, and you all take care.

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Posted by Murphy Siding on Wednesday, October 21, 2009 10:38 PM

tree68

bubbajustin

.....Headphones..... is that a advertisement with the soundtrack of Jingle Bells...? I thought I just helped my family carve pumpkins?Confused

That muffled "whoosh" you hear the evening of October 31 isn't all of the ghosts, witches, and hobgoblins leaving - it's the sound of the Halloween decorations being replaced by Christmas decorations in stores and malls across the land....

     What? The stores here have had their Christmas junk out for more than 2 weeks already.Disapprove

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Posted by Mookie on Wednesday, October 21, 2009 6:31 PM

We bought batteries on Thursday and driver installed all of them on Friday.

Hope I remember to change the clocks....and all their batteries....

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Posted by tree68 on Wednesday, October 21, 2009 3:43 PM

bubbajustin

.....Headphones..... is that a advertisement with the soundtrack of Jingle Bells...? I thought I just helped my family carve pumpkins?Confused

That muffled "whoosh" you hear the evening of October 31 isn't all of the ghosts, witches, and hobgoblins leaving - it's the sound of the Halloween decorations being replaced by Christmas decorations in stores and malls across the land....

Which reminds me - don't forget to put batteries for all of your smoke detectors on your shopping lists this week!  Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery!

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Posted by bubbajustin on Wednesday, October 21, 2009 3:21 PM

A beautiful fall day here in W Indiana. The leaves are in a fiery transition from green, to orange, red, and yellow. Farmers still cuttin' beans. After supper I'm going to my grandma's house to help put up Halloween decorations.

.....Headphones..... is that a advertisement with the soundtrack of Jingle Bells...? I thought I just helped my family carve pumpkins?Confused

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Posted by cherokee woman on Wednesday, October 21, 2009 1:53 PM

Yes, Quentin, it's a beautiful day here in Louisville!  Temps are to get into the low to mid 70s, and there's plenty of warm sunshine.  Walt and I have been busy little beavers this morning, getting ready for some 'company' who were supposed to be here at 1:30; still haven't shown up yet.  

I've fixed some sandwiches for the rest of the day:

1.  open-face roast beef sandwiches w/mashed taters and beef gravy

2.  open-face turkey sandwiches w/mashed taters and turkey gravy

Veggies to go along with both above selections:  green beans, broccoli w/cheese sauce, corn, cole slaw, garden salad, macaroni & cheese, pork n beans

 

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Posted by Modelcar on Wednesday, October 21, 2009 10:35 AM

Must continue on a few more outside projects today....Beautiful day here....Will reach into the low 70's.  Bright sunshine and now our trees are showing the beautiful color, and the lawns are still so green.  I'm mowing about every 4 days still....

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Posted by grampaw pettibone on Wednesday, October 21, 2009 8:20 AM

Thanks for breakfast. 56 degrees and sunny in Carolina today with 78 degrees forecast. I too like the smell of brewing coffee, while actually hardly ever drinking any. Never have for some reason, whilst my father and brother drank it by the jugfull.

Everyone take care and stay warm

Tom

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Posted by tree68 on Wednesday, October 21, 2009 7:22 AM

Mookie
Smell of coffee brewing

Even though I've never liked coffee, I don't mind the smell of it brewing, and kinda like the smell of it being ground (which used to be a common thing at many grocery stores).

I've got my tea and bearclaw, and some cleaning to do before some visitors stop in this afternoon.

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Posted by Mookie on Wednesday, October 21, 2009 7:07 AM

^? 

mmm....hammock vacant.  Lights on low.  Smell of coffee brewing....must be home!  Approve

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Posted by JoeKoh on Wednesday, October 21, 2009 7:03 AM

morning

sorry Cw thanks for the grub.busy day yesterday.need to play catch up on nappy time today.Nice day for today too.Farmers are out in full force.Rain coming in for tommorow.

stay safe

Joe

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Posted by cherokee woman on Wednesday, October 21, 2009 6:41 AM

Good Wednesday morning everyone.  Well, it looks like another slow afternoon and evening in here last night. 

Coffee, juices and rest of morning beverages are fresh and ready to go.  And breakfast is now being served on the breakfast/warmer bar. 

You all have a good morning, and take care. 

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Posted by tree68 on Tuesday, October 20, 2009 7:54 PM

Limitedclear
Where are you fighting fires?

Jefferson County.  I'd use the Q word, but that usually has predictable results and I like to get my beauty sleep...

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