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Old July 9th, 2007, 06:35 AM
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Default Arise Sleepyheads, Its Monday!!!!

Get up and get moving!!!!!! It is going to be hotter than Satan's undershorts today in Philly with high's topping out at 100+. It will be slightly cooler down at the Jersey Shore, where I live and most of Philly is at now . I guarantee that I will be in my spa soon after getting home.

Went to the postponed fireworks in Ocean City Saturday night, featuring my next door neighbor's band (the *$*$&% hippie according to the other next door neighbor ). Had a good time. I also sawed down four trees in our terribly overforested back yard so I will have plenty of firewood come winter.

Hope everyone has a great day and here is a sunrise to get you started:



Sunrise over St Thomas
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Old July 9th, 2007, 07:46 AM
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Geez, am I the first one up after Doug?
Up a little early this morning for a Dr. appt. before work. Does not look like a good day weather-wise, nor a good week. Cloud, rain and thundershowers predicted for most of the week. What happened to summer?

Doug, wish I was waking up to that sunrise in St. Thomas this morning!

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Old July 9th, 2007, 07:57 AM
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Good morning from swfl! Got in from Rhode Island after midnight saturday. It was a great family trip with visits to the zoo, malls and friends and family. Also went on a boat to see Humpback whales, it was so nice. We slept with the windows open, something we can't do her ein Fl due to the heat! We already bought our flight tickets to go back over Laborday weekend. None of us wanted to come back, oh well we had to!
Our daughter is doing well so far. Busy day today, have to get the dogs from the kennel and run to the store.

Hope all are well, be blessed mates!

BTW: The flights had no delays, went smooth and people are friendly. WE flew southwest. We did loose one piece of luggage but we never checked it in. WE just forgot we had it! Talk about old age We are trying to find it but I doubt we will.
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Old July 9th, 2007, 08:02 AM
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Good morning Sue, Donna, Doug, and all the "Mates" to follow. In the words of an elderly gentleman I'll never forget aboard ship one morning, "It's going to be a great day! I got out of bed, looked back and noticed that I wasn't there, so,,,,It's going to be a great day!"

Twelve days and a wake up until our family cruise aboard Inspiration. I'm READY!

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Old July 9th, 2007, 08:16 AM
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Hi Kids,
The bathroon awaits the men to come back and work some more...If I was doing an entire home I would run away.........to a Hyatt!

As I type this, I am watching the tribute to Joel Seigel, from Good Morning America...What nice things people have to say about this loved man, and the legacy he leaves behind.

So, today, I need to run around and try and find a bathroom fixture, of course the finish I chose, limits the field...oy!

Make it a god day.
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Old July 9th, 2007, 08:22 AM
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Good morning, Mates!

Doug, come on down to Texas, where the highs today in my area are only going to be 92 and the chance of rain is only 40% today!

Not much on my agenda today, except a trip into Houston to visit with the Orthopedic doctor. We shall see what she has to say. I know my hip is better, except when it still hurts!!!!

Doug, sure wish I were sitting on a balcony watching that sun rise over St. Thomas *sigh*

Ken, it's kind of like reading the Obits in the newspaper to make sure you aren't in there.

Everyone have a good day!
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Good morning from Central Texas where it looks like a nice day, from what I can tell right now.

Today my baby bird is leaving the nest. Going out into the world on his own. He took his savings from the bank, and has packed his truck. He and two very good friends are on there way to Hollywood. I am scared to death for them, but all are good boys, and I hope for nothing but the best.

They do have return plans, so have not packed everything, but he has never taken such a long trip without me, and I am sure this is just a test run. I helped them make motel plans, because most places want a credit card to guarantee. The place they picked out that they could afford, charged by the hour. I explain what that was about, and helped them get into a better place. Good old mom to the rescue. Last night we had a little ceremony. I took a cord, and he held one end, and I held the other. I used scissors to "cut the cord" he is my little man now, but in my heart, he will always be my baby.

I have hubby to myself today, and that should be nice. (Where's the balcony when you need one)

Everyone have a good day.

Doug, I love the pictures you provide every morning. It sure is a good way to start the day.

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Old July 9th, 2007, 08:50 AM
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Mornin' everybody,

It's a warm morning here in upstate NY, where the temps are going to get into the mid 90's today. Whew!

We had a lot of fun at the choir picnic yesterday, except that it was hot out. Luckily, we had a pool where we could cool off. After we got home, we had some wicked thunderstorms run through the area. There are a bunch of tree limbs down, but no major damage.

Have a great day!

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Good Morning All,

Downpours so far have started the day -more to come, and lots of rain forecasted for most of the week. Busy weekend. My house is back in summer mode - with tons of people in and out all the time. I'm not feeling the greatest and a bit tired right now, so am not enjoying it as much as usual.

Today is off to work for a few hours, then need to get blood work done, refill prescriptions and get groceries - and figure out what to make for dinner.

Wishing I was enjoying a sunrise like Doug posted.

Welcome home Sue - glad you had a great time in New England.

Enjoy our day all,
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Good Morning cruisemates! Ominiously dark clouds over Calgary today, and the wind is howling. Definitely some severe weather in the area, so we'll see what develops.

A couple of meetings to go to today. A banker and a financial planner, so I won't know what they're saying to me
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Old July 9th, 2007, 10:59 AM
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Good morning from Southern California. Sounds like summer all over the East Coast and Midwest with all the rain. No such thing here. The firemen are very busy all over the West.

Gym day for Keith and laundry duties for me. Sun sun is still under a cloud cover at 8 a.m.. If remains that way, I might do some yard work.

Have a good day, all.

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Old July 9th, 2007, 11:20 AM
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It was a stinky night at Casa de Mike. At 1:30 a.m. Kramer had to go outside. I let him out but after a minute or so the barking and growling started. I hit the flood lights and sure enough a skunk is moving at a fast rate toward him and sure enough it sprays him..

I called him off and he came running toward me but to my amazement the skunk followed. I was about 30 ft. from the house by this time and Mr. Zippy here (me), was not fast enough to get away from the critter before it sprayed me. (That would have been a great video)

I got Kramer in the garage, stripped off my robe and shoes and hit the gun safe. This took three of four minutes and the skunk was still in the backyard. The skunk didn't last any longer but it took until four this morning to get rid of the odor on Kramer and me.

My daughter is sending in the skunk's brain for rabies analysis. It is not normal for a skunk, even if threatened by a dog to come across a yard and chase a person.

BTW: Kramer nor I were bitten by the skunk but it "lingers" in our memories.

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Mike,,,I hate when that happens!

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