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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Well my daughter is no longer mad at me. I didn't think it would last long. I told her we had to agree to disagree. That it was our job to worry about her and she couldn't fire us. Her mental state is fragile.
Just heard from my son's wife in Ohio.It is 20 degrees there.None of them are use to it. Here is Tyler. Time for pacifier to go

Now for a good Bill & Roxy story.Haven't had one in awhile.
You know how some dogs-mostly male will kick the grass with their hind legs after doing their thing. Well Roxie forgets she is a lady and sometimes lets her macho self out.
Bill is very lazy about taking her for walks but he should do better when he quits work.But he takes her once a week. Well. He took her this morning. She seems to poop a lot when she walks so he had his baggies. She was on her 3rd time and this time was a little on soft side. Why Bill was dumb enough to be standing behind her I don't know. You know what is coming. This time she decided to do the hind leg shuffle . Bill had poop from his waist to his shoes. He ended their walk and came home.He was good sport and laughed about it. I almost hurt myself laughing when he told me about it. I bet he never stands behind her again. emoticon




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PATRICIAANN46 11/16/2012 4:09PM

  Hi Eleni........
I actually laughed out loud reading your story about Roxy and Bill. With two dogs, we are constantly using our "Pooper Scooper." One day a couple of weeks ago, Ken managed to miss one of the "Land Mines" and while hurrying to get out to his truck he slipped on it and landed on his backside right in the pile. All I could hear was him using expletives all the way back to the house. He had to change and ended up late for his appointment! I couldn't help it..........I laughed so hard!!!!! Which made him even more upset........
I am glad to hear about Angel..........our kids CAN'T stay mad at us.........what would they do without us?????
Take care.
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SABLENESS 11/16/2012 11:54AM

    Love pics and dog story! LOL

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MPARKER67 11/16/2012 10:05AM

    Oh my. That would end the walk in a hurry.
Glad your daughter is being respectful (?) of your right to disagree.
Love the dog and dolphin.

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DEE107 11/16/2012 12:16AM

    tyler is so cute thanks for sharing the pictures

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KATIE233 11/16/2012 12:11AM

    that was a good one on Bill hahaha funny indeed. glad everyone is happy again makes life better.love the pictures .how old is Tyler ?have a good day tomorrow. hugs to you and Bill and Roxy. emoticon emoticon emoticon our city is having our Christmas Parade this Sunday so hopefully have some pictures. emoticon i also have a dr,s appointment to see what is on my arms legs and head.see if it is Psoriasis or something else like allergies. i might have to see a skin dr.so that is tuesday coming up.keep fingers cross not anything to serious. emoticon

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LOSINIT52 11/15/2012 9:36PM

    Yuck! Glad it was Bill not me.
Also happy that your daughter has " forgiven" you.
Nice pics as usual.

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SUNNY332 11/15/2012 9:09PM

    Glad you and your daughter worked things out.

Too funny about Roxy. Our Macki is a female and she does that.

Have a good evening.

Sunny

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SUNSHINEGB 11/15/2012 8:52PM

    emoticon My dog is a female and always kicks the grass with her hind legs when 'done', I guess she thinks she's a male when she's out in the yard!
Cute photos Eleni! I love these that you put on all the time!
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SEAWILLOW 11/15/2012 8:46PM

    Glad all is well..Bill learned a lesson I hope he does not forget! lol Have a Good Night! It is past my bedtime. emoticon

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RURAL3 11/15/2012 8:25PM

    poor Bill but at least you got a laugh out of it It is cold here in IL too. We are used to it but we don't like it. emoticon

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SUSIEPH1 11/15/2012 8:23PM

    Yes Eleni ! Been there done that !! .
Bobby does it all the time ! so I stand to the side of him and pick up after him ...
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0309COOKIE 11/15/2012 8:18PM

    That was a funny Roxy and Bill story, lol.

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LKWQUILTER 11/15/2012 8:14PM

    Thanks for the laugh Eleni. I can visualize Bill and Roxie. lol Yes, I do believe he has learned his lesson.

Have a great evening. (((HUGS)))

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NOW2DAY 11/15/2012 8:11PM

    And they say the dog is man's best friend! Good story.

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What A Day

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Somedays I wish my only children were 4 legged. It sucks being a mother sometimes because you just can't win.But I refused to let it upset me. It always amazes me when some of my children ruin their lives by their choices and they think I did it.
When I got married at 16 my mother told me.You have made your bed so lay in it. Thats how I feel about some of my kids who are not kids but grown.I have never blamed" MY" stupidity on others.
Enough said.
I made springs rolls again tonight. The filling was great but think wrapper would have been better if they were fresh and not some I had frozen. Bill likes fried ones better but I thought these were good and will make them for myself again.
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Bill and I enjoy the new quiz show Lets Ask America and I don't usually watch quiz shows.
Ok I haven't done any of my emails so need to catch up.Or I may just wait til tomorrow. emoticon

  
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SABLENESS 11/16/2012 11:55AM

    My, those look tasty.

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MDMNINA 11/15/2012 6:53PM

    Looks delicious!

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PATRICIAANN46 11/15/2012 6:51PM

  Hi Eleni.........
Your Spring Rolls can come up to our dinner table any time!!!

As for kids not growing up and being responsible..........you and I should get together and write a book and become rich authors who retire in Europe where our kids will never visit..........or something like that!!!!!

Ken and I often say that we should have stuck with raising Westies instead of kids!!! We might be sane now.........

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GEORGE815 11/15/2012 4:43PM

    Its tough to me married at 16. My Mom was married at 17, but that was many years ago in different times.
You can learn how to make better spring rolls for next time. Nothing like practicing makes perfect.

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SUNSHINEGB 11/15/2012 10:07AM

    Eleni! I am about ready to jump right into the computer and grab some of your delicious meal!
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Sometimes when adult children realize they've made a mess of their lives, instead of working at turning it around, they play the "blame game!" Thankfully none of mine have done either but I'll tell you, I wouldn't listen to any 'blame' anyhow! We mothers did our best and that's that!
Have a good day today Eleni, I'm behind and am working on catching up to blogs. Love reading them!
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MPARKER67 11/15/2012 9:53AM

    Unfortunately we can't lead other people's lives. But your food looks awesome.

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TILLIEBEE 11/15/2012 5:35AM

    Your spring rolls look delicious!!!!!
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KATIE233 11/15/2012 12:35AM

    supper looked good to me.baked is better than fried tell Bill that he won,t gain any in the belly. emoticon well i lost another pound it is sure coming of slow now one lb a week it seems. better than gaining. emoticon you take care and have a good day tomorrow. emoticon

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DEE107 11/15/2012 12:19AM

    looks good enjoy

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LOSINIT52 11/14/2012 11:10PM

    Looks delicious. I had pasta with lots of veggies and laughing cow cheese stirred in. It was yummy. I forgot to add the nutmeg. Next time.
Sorry about your kids troubles. emoticon

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SUSIEPH1 11/14/2012 10:42PM

    Oooh Eleni ..
Those spring rolls look so yummy ..

Yes I think we all made our own choices despite what our parents said, and it will keep happening !!
All we can do is to be there for them when they need us !.
Love and Hugs Susie
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SUNNY332 11/14/2012 10:38PM

    The spring rolls looked great!

Eleni, I do relate to kids not making smart choices. I just pray that someday they learn from their mistakes. The best we can do is to pray for them.

Hugs, Sunny



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SEAWILLOW 11/14/2012 10:23PM

    Spring rolls! Yum!

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LINOVER 11/14/2012 8:59PM

    The spring rolls definitely look good to me! I haven't seen that new quiz show. I will have to look for it!

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0309COOKIE 11/14/2012 8:52PM

    The spring rolls look delicious!

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LKWQUILTER 11/14/2012 8:10PM

    They sure look good Eleni.

I so know what you mean. My daddy told me I could back out of my wedding as we walked up the aisle but once I said "I do" and I couldn't come back home again. Knowing my daddy, he never said much but what he did say, he meant.

Have a great evening. ((HUGS))

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Tuesday

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Brianna came today to do some cleaning for me.She is such a good girl. Wish her mother treated her better.
I gave her the throw she wanted.It is nothing fancy but she loves anything I give her and appreciates it.
I rarely make pasta but did tonight. Tried a new secret ingredient I saw on a show. The new fire fighter show.

My little orchid and plant Bill got.


Landon


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RURAL3 11/15/2012 8:31PM

    ok what is the secret ingredient and how was it? Did it change the pasta?
Hope Bill has plenty of projects to do to keep him busy.

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LKWQUILTER 11/14/2012 2:08PM

    You are so blessed with a wonderful grand in Brianna Eleni. Giving to one that appreciates things makes the giving such a joy. Have fun having Bill around 24/7--it does take some getting used to. I love Ashley dearly but sometimes he would just go somewhere or I go off with Red Hats/TOPS ladies . lol (((HUGS)))

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SUSIEPH1 11/14/2012 3:55AM

    Yes Eleni Brianna, is a lovely girl . I love your throw ..and your dinner !!!
Thanks for letting us into your life my friend ..
I am so glad Bill is retiring soon ...
Have a lovely day ..
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DEE107 11/14/2012 12:34AM

    dinner looks good and nice throw

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SHIRLEYX 11/13/2012 8:56PM

    Your dinner looks wonderful. Brianna is such a good granddaughter!

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GEORGE815 11/13/2012 7:45PM

    Being retired will have challenges for you both. Great photos.

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SEAWILLOW 11/13/2012 6:13PM

    Glad you and Brianna have one another. Landon looks like an absolute angel!
Have a good evening!

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SUNSHINEGB 11/13/2012 6:04PM

    I'll bet both you and Bill are looking forward to him being totally retired! Awesome!
I love pasta Eleni and yours looks soooooo good, oh yummy!
Lovely family pictures and flowers too!
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PATRICIAANN46 11/13/2012 6:04PM

  Hi Eleni..........
I hope that my 2 grand-daughters are as good to me as Brianna is to you. What a special relationship you have..........I still have a throw that my Grandma made for me shortly after I was married. I love the one you made for her.
Does the secret ingredient you are using in your pasta start with an N? You will have to let me know how it turns out......
Well, tonight we should be saying Good-bye to Kirstie, but I really can't predict who the other couple will be. The ones left after Kirstie are very talented.
Have a great evening..........
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SUNNY332 11/13/2012 5:50PM

    Awesome about Bill's retirement. I bet you are looking forward to that.

Brianna is so cute and so good to you. You are so blessed.

Take care and have a good evening. Who is going home on DWTS?

Sunny

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LOSINIT52 11/13/2012 5:45PM

    How exciting that Bill will be retiring soon.
Beautiful grand children you have. Sounds like Brianna is beautiful inside and out. Very pretty throw you made.
And supper looks delicious. I think I will do some sort of pasta make over tomorrow for supper. What is the secret ingredient you mentioned?

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TILLIEBEE 11/13/2012 5:43PM

    This is sure a happy blog to read today! I love the throw that Brianna got. I think every one of your SparkPeople regulars loves Brianna. She's such a sweet help.

So happy for you to get your Bill home 24/7! Celebration!!!!!!!

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MPARKER67 11/13/2012 5:33PM

    Wow. How exciting that Bill is retiring fulltime.

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CHUM48 11/13/2012 5:31PM

    emoticon for the pics!

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Monday

Monday, November 12, 2012

Still not feeling good but at least feel better enough to fix supper.
Bill was so proud of his meal he made me yesterday. Make fancy little plates with condiments to put on a grilled burger


Bill repainted 2 of my statues and they really look good. The gnome has to be redone.



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MPARKER67 11/13/2012 3:46PM

    Love the little plates. How special that must make you feel.

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FLORIDASUN 11/13/2012 7:54AM

    Wowsa...Bill is QUITE the handy man...I could put him to work in the gallery on my million+one projects! I love paint...it transforms ANYTHING and those statues are living proof.

Tell him that he is A+1 in our book! emoticon

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DEE107 11/13/2012 12:13AM

    Bill did a good job on paint they look great

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KATIE233 11/13/2012 12:09AM

    Hi Eleni, you take care of yourself.i do worry about you! emoticon emoticon Bills supper looked very yummy. i will have everything on mine please.like your pictures of the statues Bill did a good job on them. enjoyed the rest of your pictures and facebook ones too. take care my friend i do care. emoticon emoticon

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MICKEY341 11/12/2012 10:10PM

    Hope you are feeling better! Sorry I haven't been replying to your blog, but I do keep up with you! Maybe things will get better here so I can do more. Ted is feeling a little better!

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LOSINIT52 11/12/2012 10:02PM

    Feel better dear friend . Can always count on a smile from your blogs.

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LKWQUILTER 11/12/2012 8:50PM

    Bill certainly makes a beautiful food presentation and did good painting the statues. Hope you feel better Eleni. ((HUGS))

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2BFREE2LIVE 11/12/2012 8:48PM

    emoticon hope you are feeling better very soon. Love the photos and the eat ham cracked me up I just bakes a ham over the weekend for Hubby and for seasoning out his beans and peas.
Keep on being the sweet person we love so much. Sandy

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JOANNS4 11/12/2012 8:15PM

    emoticon The statues are so nice and so is the food on the plates and oh I love the pictures so much. I hope you feel better soon. emoticon

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PATRICIAANN46 11/12/2012 7:36PM

  Hi Eleni........
Food has greater appeal if it is well presented. I remember this from my College Foods 1 course. Bill's presentation of the condiments is flawless. Everything he does shows just how much he thinks of you. What a guy!!!!! The statues are beautiful too.
My favorite Facebook picture is the owl hiding among the kittens.........so cute!!!
Take care of yourself my friend........
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GLC2009 11/12/2012 6:34PM

    love your thanksgiving background with the chipmunks

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SUNSHINEGB 11/12/2012 6:05PM

    The fancy plates with the hamburger fixings look might appealing Eleni! Yum!
Statues look really good and your flowers are beautiful, so nice for me to look at as all outdoor flowers are dead here now, for the winter.
You find great facebook pictures, thanks for sharing with us!
Feel well tomorrow Eleni!
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SUNNY332 11/12/2012 5:49PM

    Love the photo of the cats with the owl. How funny!

So good that you are feeling better. Looks like Bill fixed you a nice supper
yesterday.

What did you fix for him today?



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REXTINE1 11/12/2012 5:46PM

    I hope you feel better soon. The pictures are great, as usual. You do good work.

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SUSIEPH1 11/12/2012 5:36PM

    I am sorry you are not to well Eleni ...
Hope you feel better really soon ...
Bill is such a treasure he has done a lovely job of your garden ornaments .
Hugs my friend.
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SEAWILLOW 11/12/2012 5:04PM

    Yum..I am usually not a big burger eater but lately I crave them! Love the statues!
Hope you feel better..will be 37 in the morning.

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JILL313 11/12/2012 5:02PM

    I'm also under the weather and I hate feeling sick. I hope you'll continue to feel better. Don't overdo it while you're not well. Your Bill is sure quite the guy--lucky you to have such a good husband. Men around our age are scarce and not many good ones to even pick from here. I love all your pictures and your statues look great like new again. The turkey with the Eat Ham sign cracks me up. Take really good care of Yourself.

Hugs,

Jill

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Honor our Veterans

Sunday, November 11, 2012

I am very proud of my brother who did 2 tours of Vietnam and was a career Army.He retired as a Command Sgt Major.And to his son who was crucial during the 9-11 attack.Who retired as a Colonel. And Bill was on a ship during the Cuban Crisis as a builder 2nd class as a Seabee on the US Lake Champain. My oldest son William was in Army and son Ben was in Navy.
Our Vets are reason we all were able to vote and live in the best country in the world.

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GEORGE815 11/12/2012 4:12PM

    I agree with you. Its not the journalist or the politician we owe for our freedoms. Its the Veterans. Thanks for stating it again. It can never be said to exhaustion. Enjoy the day!

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MPARKER67 11/12/2012 9:49AM

    Love the thanksgiving people chasing the christmas ones! My son is in Vegas this weekend and got a room upgrade because he is a vet. Loved the earlier pictures of Roxy and her toys.

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DEE107 11/12/2012 12:57AM

    my father and my hubby is a vet woo hoo

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LKWQUILTER 11/11/2012 7:57PM

    I so agree--not Christmas yet--working on Thanksgiving.

My daddy was a retired Marine--WW II, Korean Conflict, Bay of Pigs (Cuban Conflict). Brother was in the Navy. Two of mama's 3 brothers were in the Army during WW II. Ashley was in the National Guard in the 70's and 80's. Yes, I am very thankful for all veterans and their sacrifices that we are free and able to vote.

Hope your weekend was a good one Eleni. (((HUGS)))

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SUNNY332 11/11/2012 7:35PM

    Thank you Veterans.

Thank you for honoring them.

Sunny

The Turkey was a hoot!

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SEAWILLOW 11/11/2012 7:11PM

    emoticon A flag to honor all veterans!

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REXTINE1 11/11/2012 6:57PM

    I put our flag up today, but we didn't thank any vets personally. The government celebrates armistance day tomorrow, so don't look for any mail. I'll lunch with a couple of vets Tuesday - and maybe pick up the tab.

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PATRICIAANN46 11/11/2012 6:02PM

  Hi Eleni........
Our family is well-represented with Veterans too. Veteran's Day and Memorial Day were always important to us growing up and still are. So often we take our freedom for granted.........without our Veterans, we wouldn't have it.
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SUSIEPH1 11/11/2012 4:11PM

    Hi Eleni!!.
We also celebrate the courage and fortitude of our veterans .
We have Rememberance day here in Australia .
We watched the march on the tv and it is sad, yet proud to see ..
Hugs my friend ..
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