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Old 05-25-2017, 05:34 PM   #4243
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I think the vacuum sealer industry has had time to get its act together. My old one was not even vacuum, now that I remember. Just sealed the food in plastic bags. Sears brand, I think. Stuff from the land before time.

I don't have room here for much of anything else, but I'll definitely shop for one when I get into the new house.
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Old 05-26-2017, 05:38 AM   #4244
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With my new and stronger left contact lens, I can now see much better overall but find I need reading glasses for everything, even my IPad. Ahh well.


Maggie,

If you look around where they sell those reader-cheater glasses, they also make them as sunglasses. These are nice for reading outside.
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Old 05-26-2017, 05:57 AM   #4245
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I didn't know that, PB...thanks for that tip!

A couple of years ago I picked up a couple of pairs of inexpensive reading glasses at Hobby Lobby, I think, that have small lenses...suitable for perching on ones nose ...and tiny roses on the frames.

I will need to keep them strewn about so that they are easily accessible when I need them, and even have a pair on a pretty beaded chain that can go around my neck ...those harken back to my navigator days, reading maps in the passenger seat while Doug drove.

These are WUA squares, made into blankets....a really great idea for helping others, and for using up odd bits of yarn.


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Good morning Maggie.. that's a lovely blanket... good work... yes, I have glasses I every room.. and the chain around the neck ones too... needed them after the cataract surgery...I should have opted for the better lens...

enjoying our finally wonderful sunny weather...although catch up yard work could kill an old gal!!! Getting there... next week I'll get flowers for all the now cleaned out pots and boxes... the rule up here is don't plant til after memorial day... it's correct.. I learned the hard way!!Hugs and love.. pats for the pup...keep having fun!!!
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Old 05-26-2017, 11:15 AM   #4247
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Hi Miss Gail!

I didn't make that blanket, found the picture online, but have a pile of blocks to donate to make them.

Here the rule for most tender annuals is not to plant until Mother's Day. I need to do some weeding and feeding of the newest plants this weekend....starting to be at maintenance level, a bit more low key.

Glad you are getting some sunshine out there, which we are having with wind today, and warmer weather is coming they are sayin'...

I had an electrician in my garage attic at 7 this morning, adding an outlet so the garage door opener the kids got me can be installed.

While he worked away, I did some laundry and cleaned the house...which has mostly been neglected the last couple of busy weeks.

Then ran some errands, got my labs done, and picked up a couple of pounds of good, freshly ground coffee from Fresh Market. Yum.

I feel like I've done a full day's work already, and it's only noon.

Time for tea and a bit of down time.

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I think summer got here yesterday. They said it was 96, but I think that might have been both the temp and the humidity. It was a hot, sticky afternoon, and I had to work outside. Oh, well. Such is life in Texas, but usually we don't get the high humidity in this part of the state. One of my airplanes passed its annual maintenance inspection and we got started on the other one, so it was worth the effort. I retreated into the air conditioning and a good shower yesterday evening.

I'm going down to my new place today to check the final locations for the house and the hangar--just stakes in the ground at this point. The electrician who's going to do the wiring called yesterday with questions. This project is starting to move!

By next year I'll be posting with gardening and landscaping stuff like y'all are doing now. Fun!
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I'm so excited for you, Mimi.

Humidity has set in here, too, tho that's why we have AC.

My son came by last evening to help me move the desk and soft chair into my formerly-dining-area, and I think it's going to look quite nice.

I love that I will be able to sit there and look out onto the back yard.

My Silkaflex has arrived, awaiting recaulking of the Interstate's roof scheduled for this next week....going to be another busy one, with family "do" next Saturday, then Moraine View the week after that.

Gerard and Laura will be here....

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Good morning Maggie. Nice that you are getting the busy work completed. You have definitely earned time off for a trip. Give Laura and Gerard a hug from me!
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I will do that, Evelyn.

I ordered a small, inexpensive, Sauder coffee table to go under the windows in my former dining area, which arrived this morning...assembly required, of course.

1 1/2 hours later , I had put together what would have taken one of the Lego immersed grandsons about 20 minutes...only to discover some little something that had to be pounded in and which holds the top on had been pounded in backwards, not allowing the top to attach.

Going to get out the wood glue, and not try to dig these 10 or so thingies out to turn them around.

Desk has been cleaned out and organized, producing more little saved scraps of paper with Doug notes on them....these ones clothing sizes for his son's children when they were quite young, likely jotted down while on a phone call.

Sun is shining.....going to feed some plants, and pull some weeds.


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I have a chair in my workshop that i call my moaning chair. I sit there and go "Why the hell did i not see that one coming. Damn now I have to take it apart and do it over right."
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See you soon, Gerard.

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I found a link to this site in a crochet-ing newsletter that arrives in my inbox each Saturday morning....another good place to send warm hats, scarves, etc.

https://friendsofpineridgereservatio...chet-knit-sew/

Skyping with darling daughter and sweet SIL this morning, they have a family of groundhogs living under the shed in their back yard...a momma and 3 babies, who come out together, play and frolic, and feast on their hostas and other plants.

Country life.

Animal control will trap and remove them, for $350 per trap , so they are looking into other, humane options, tho SIL used their presence as an excuse to buy an air gun yesterday.

Men and their toys.

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Hi Maggie. Glad for the kids that it is not a family of skunks, which I had when we moved in to new home 36 years ago....under my concrete front porch! Also, lots of bull snakes everywhere...front and back yards. Features of a new subdivision near undeveloped countryside! That took a lot to get rid of all the creatures unwanted....in $$$ and patience!

We had families of bunnies, raccoons, fox and coyote. Guess who won out on that issue. We still have the fox and coyote. Every night both patrol our street, I guess searching for cats who are allowed to roam free.

Be well, enjoy the weekend. Evelyn.
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