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Old September 8th, 2004, 11:49 PM
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Default Good Thurs Morning!!!! Things stink!!!

Right now, after two hurricanes, lots of really bad news over the last few days (including news of Pam), my favorite boss's last day at this company today, and just finding out that they are putting Ivan in Tampa at 8pm Monday and not wanting to go through or being able to afford another hurricane.....

Do you think this could get any worse....


Just wait....


It can......


I AM STILL AT WORK!!!!!!!

It is now 12:47am and I have been here since 8:00am. I hate month end close. I know this is only one day out of the month that I have to work really late, but usually I am out of here by 11pm. I also have to be back here bright and early in the morning (I mean later this morning).

I love my job, but hate these hours.

I guess if I would quit typing this message and get back to work, I may be home before 2 or 3am.

I believe this is the first time I am getting to do a Good Morning post first. I hope that everyone else has a better start to their thursday than I am having.

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Old September 9th, 2004, 12:19 AM
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Good morning Jodi!! I feel for you with the hours you have.........but only if you feel for me when I have to work every other weekend and almost all holidays!

It sure stinks to have jobs that require odd hours!

There are some forecast models that show Ivan going well east of Florida....here's hoping that those tracks are the right ones! If not, well, time to consider moving up to Wisconsin....we get snow, ice, blizzards, tornados (very infrequently) and NO HURRICANES!!!! Plus, we have better weather, imho.

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Good morning. I understand the hours as I work in an IT shop and work between 60 and 80 hours a week. At least it's only a week and a half until I'm crusing.

I like many here and hoping and praying that Ivan goes somewhere else instead of florida. It has been a real rough hurricane season. I read that it has been a bad typhoon season in Japan as well.

I hope everyone has a great Thursday.

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Hey...I have not gone to bed yet either! As you can see from my post above-I got my airline tickets for our cruise in Jan. A good price I thought!!!! So I am very happy right now. Now I can book Priceline hotel(or try to) and figure out how much travel insurance to get before final cruise payment in Nov. Bye for now. Take care late shift workers. See the rest of you on the boards in the morning. Brenda in Vancouver :-)

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Good Morning CruiseMates!!! Frances has arrived here in NH. Not near as wild as she was but a lot of rain. Enough to keep me inside with my group today. Maybe we will do a baking activity today. Have a great day all.

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Old September 9th, 2004, 05:27 AM
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Good morning all. Jodi, I feel your pain! I hope you got out of there and got some rest.
Brenda, congrats on the airfare! You are another step closer.
We received 3.6" of rain yesterday from Frances and it will continue for part of today. At least it is Thursday and the weekend is almost here. I'm hoping for a relaxing weekend after last weekend's home remodeling adventure.
Today is the anniversary of the death of a very dear friend....so I'm a bit melancholy...it was 7 years ago...but in some ways it seems like yesterday.
Stay safe and dry out there! Have a good day.

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Mornin' all,

We got a bunch of rain last night too. Driving to the plant this morning, the river was about 6' from flowing over the banks.

DW and I went to a new Italian restaurant to celebrate our anniversary (20 yrs) last night. The owner is a local businessman (hardware store) who came from Italy 40 yrs ago. Therefore he knows a little about cooking Italian. :-) He did not dissapoint us. DW's birthday is 5 weeks from now and she already knows where we are going for dinner that night.

Hope everybody stays dry today up here in the NE. And for all of our friends in FL, we pray that Ivan stays away.

Have great day everyone!

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Good Morning All
Jodi, Lisa; I feel your pain. I hate those long hours & every other wknd myself.
Looks like the rain & wind is dying down in GA.; hope the folks in Fla are recovering & getting back to normal. I don't recall a season like we're having now: bam bam bam one hurricane behind the other.
Hope everyone is having a good week & on the way to a great weekend.

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Good morning from Orlando where I don't even want to think about Ivan but guess I'm going to have to........
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Morning all from the Pacific Northwest..........is it fall?? Feels like it......
Hope everyone has a great Thursday......

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Old September 9th, 2004, 07:07 AM
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Good Morning,
The sun is breaking through here in Avon Park,Fl. I was watching Ivan's track on the news when I got up and went "Oh, no!".The track goes up the center of the state again-US. But, the original track has been shifted a bit to the East, away from Ft. Myers. Being central, we're still in the "wind zone".
We will have our Red Hat Society Luncheon at work today-postponed from last week for various reasons, including Frances, but our Dining Room Director said she was going to do it by hook or by crook, to bring some normalcy back into the Facility. I'm in charge of the program.
My boss and his wife will still be gone for another week-returning two days after I'm out to sea on my cruise. His instructions when he leaves is -whatever happens, "deal with it". Well, it will be his turn when he gets back and starts setting up for our Annual Apple Harvest Crafts Festival due t o start Sept.29. His aim for perfection and 200 loaves of bread baked in breadmakers during and after 2 hurricanes will be a little imperfect this time around. Can you tell I'm ready for a vacation?
If Ivan hits around Monday, is our facility a shelter again for employees' children and families????????? I think some changes will be in place since last weekend!

Bye for now. It's donut run day and I must get going! Take care and have a great day. Jodi, can I ship you up some toothpicks to keep your eyes open? Lynne

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Old September 9th, 2004, 07:07 AM
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Morning all from Montreal, where I can describe the weather with a 4-letter word: YUCK!
We are getting the promised remnants of Frances, and up to 70 millimetres of rain. don't ask me wha that is in inches, I'm not as fond of the metric system as Thomas is!

Jodi, I don't know you're still awake and know what you're doing!
Lisa and Dalech, I sympathize with your hours as well.
Brenda - yippee! Docs are next!
CruzNut2 and ML, same weather, definately the weather for a melancholy mood
FastEddie, congratulations on your 20th anniversary, these days, that's a real accomplishment!
Leslie, Angela and other Floridians, here's hoping Ivan takes a side step and gives you guys a break!

I'm going back to work today, it'll seem like a 2 day week for me! I just hope I'm not thoroughly soaked by the time I get there!

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Old September 9th, 2004, 07:27 AM
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Good Morning Mates and Jodi I know what you mena..It must have been something in the air last night..I went to bed shortly after the chat and was still looking at the clock at midnight...seems as though everyone was up late or had trouble sleeping.

I hope everyone has a wonderful day and try not to think about Ivan just yet..he is still a long ways off...take care and stay safe

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Good morning from Tennessee! I hope all is well! Just 7 more days until I cruise the Southern Carribean on carnivals DESTINY! I am SO excited. Everyone have a blessed day!
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Old September 9th, 2004, 07:45 AM
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Good morning everyone. Jodi I can see your point. I've been hassling with my insurance company in getting authorization for "out of network" coverage. They will pay for "out of network" services but only if the moon is in the seventh house and Jupiter aligns with Mars or something to that effect.

Oh well, it could be worse, as the people in the path of Ivan can attest to.

I hope everyone has a great Thursday and I hope things improve for all of us.

Take care,
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Morning everyone... busy day today.... Jodi, sorry you've been working so much!

We in central Florida are all anxiously watching Ivan... is it possible to get hit by three hurricanes from three different directions in four weeks?!?

Everyone have a great day.

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Good morning from WI, where we are in for a beautiful fallish type day. I love when the sun shines and there is a little chill in the air. Looks like a little more summer weather coming our way in the next few days too.

I'm not happy about Ivan. I sure hope Jamaica makes it through, and I really don't want to see Florida get hit again. Enough already!!!!

I need your prayers, as I got a call last night from my doctor reporting on my CT scan on Tuesday. I don't see her til the 20th so I knew the news wasn't going to be good when she called me. I have a tumor in my tummy that will probably need to be taken out. It's a recurrence of one I had out 4 years ago that did test positive for cancer. I'm concerned, but not near as scared as I was the first time. My oncologist is no longer in the area so the doctor is in the process of consulting with other surgeons to figure out what to do. I'll keep you posted, but I really would appreciate your prayer support. I know the power of prayer.

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Hi Kids....
I am waiting for the people from Home Depot to come, to lay a rug today..I will never buy from them again..I started this buying process in July, with 8 pages of paperwork..I asked them If I needed a lawyer to look them over before I signed them....
BigJohn,,had the oddest thing happen this morning, when I was trying to get back to sleep..I had an instant message from you pop right in my head....I figured at least, I would have an email from you this morning..It was so wierd, and real...
Some rain again today for us, but i am not whining......
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Good Morning from muggy Masssachusetts. We are in the central part of the state so we got some rain from Frances, nothing much at all. Its still terribly humid this morning and my sinuses are not happy at all. Had to turn the AC on yesterday just to dry things out.
Hopefully we will get our first soccer game in today. They cancelled last nights game because of the threat of heavy rains and thunderstorms. I hope that the weather people are as right about Ivan as they were about last nights weather!!
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Good Morning from SE Florida, and hate to say this but Ivan is too big and strong, (160+ mph) to even think of staying around unless you have an fortress or bunker. We aren't taking the chance with this one and if it keeps on the new course of goin striaght thru the state we atre leaving. God bless you all, and pray for the people in the line of this hurricane.

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Good morning everyone. Got to work at the crack of dawn so it seems like I have done half a day already and it is only 9:30am. Islanders and Floridians I am praying for you, Ivan is an angry monster.

Everyone hang in there!!!!

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Good Morning cruisemates! Coolish morning in Calgary, with forecast highs only around 50F.

Have to take the Camaro in for servicing today as the back end is making odd noises. Other than that, should be kind of a routine day, until the suprises pop up.

Phyll.. we'll be praying for you, for sure!!! Know you'll come through this just fine again!

We're all going to have to start blowing in an easterly direction to keep Ivan from hitting Florida. Hoping the people of Jamaica and Cuba are prepared as best they can.

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Kuki:
My back end was making weird noises but I stopped eating Mexican food and that took care of it. <rimshot>

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Good morning Cruise Mates from another cloudy,rainy'ish Vancouver. I gave the dates of our Holiday(cruise) to my husband so he can let them know which days he need off. Nothing much planned for today.I might go back to bed after I take the girls to school! I am fighting off a cold still.
Phyll: I hope your surgery goes well and that you can get it done ASAP. The sooner the better in your case!
Florida people:hope this Ivan does not hit you, as it sounds very strong.
I hope there is sand on the Miami beaches when we get there in January!
Everyone have a good day.Take care. Bye for now. Brenda in Canada

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Phyll: you know you have our prayers! I know that you know how important a positive attitude is and I'm sure you are going to be just fine.

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Phyll, I missed your post the first time around. I'll definitely be praying for you! (((hugs)))

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Good mornoing from Southern California where it's monsoon time: hot and muggy from a tropical storm coming up from Mexico.

Phyl, will pray for you. There is power in prayer.

Ivan the Terrible, GO AWAY!

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Phyll--i am sorry to hear about your CT but know that we will keep you in our prayers

Mike--go to your room NOW!!..

Trip--Must have been the post in chat last night..we were talking about you..>EG< and now you are not only the Shopping Guru but a Psychic..lets see...a Shopping Psychic..now that is scary....

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If you want to see something scary, you should see my DW. I call her the "Shopping Psycho". <VBG>

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Boy -- were should I start-- wishing everyone well--- better health and weather changes-- my thoughts and prayers contine to go out to everyone--- Prayers needed here too-- once again my father in law is having added ? health issues--- doing a stress test today---
It's been rather warm/hot out here in my part of CA-- good old Indian summer is here-- but it feels like fall in the early morning hours-----
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