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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Lots of things to take care of today after work.. had to call CVS Rx company,, they still have not shipped two of my meds,, one is a BP med..and mine is way up now!! gave cell number and mailbag to neighbor for her to collect our mail while we are gone,, doing laundry, will be pre-cooking some foods to go with us,,bacon and potatoes..

still have to wrap those darned Christmas gifts to take with us...
gotta pay a couple bills that just came in,,
We will be leaving very early in the morning,, be on the road by 7 a.m. after having a good breakfast.. DD is driving, I want her to enjoy the exhilarating experience of driving over the great Mackinac Bridge for the first time..
I have been over it hundreds of thousands of times, but she has been only a couple times and never drove over it.. I will try to take some decent pics for people to get the idea of how much larger this bridge is than the Bay bridge in San Fran,, that was a big disappointment to me when I went across it..
I am not sure what types of pics we will get due to the great forest wildfires we had for a few months up there,, over 34,000 acres destroyed right up the the beach on Lake Superior..

We bought a new memory card just for the trip,, hoping to catch some nature pics.. we are going to do everything in our power to get a close-up pic of the absolutely HUGE crows up there.. I still mistake them for a bear on the side of the road from a mile away or so.. I have seen them pick up a hind quarter section of a dead deer!!! Big beaks!! emoticon

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NORASPAT 8/15/2012 7:58PM

    LINDA it is finally here for you. It will be an exciting drive for her to do. Will you be away for 2 weeks again I sure hope so. Its always a good idea to pre-cook things I always pre-cook in the microwave so I can easily make dinners. I rarely even think about sandwiches since I never ate bread for 12 years I eat it rarely these days.
I hope you and your daughter enjoy every minute of your journey what a great experience for the two of you. HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon
I hope the weather totally cooperates Pat emoticon emoticon emoticon

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4NANAM 8/15/2012 2:51PM

    I had never heard of the Mackinac Bridge so did a search and WOW very interesting reading. Sounds like you are going to have a great V-time. The closed to Michigan that I have ever been is to Chicago. Have a great time.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 8/15/2012 2:43PM


I tried prescripts by mail in the apst and it sounded promissing in the beginning but when they were tooo late to ship and i ran out i went back to picking them up at the pharmacy.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 8/15/2012 2:12PM

    Do you have enough BP meds to get you through your vacation or will CVS let you have enough to get though. You will get it done...you are just so organized and more than ready for your trip. Hope your DD enjoys her driving experiences...esp the Mackinac Bridge. Can't wait to see some pictures. Enjoy every moment of your vacation and create some wonderful memories!!! Just keep stock piling them. Safe travels to you and your DD.
Blessings and hugs,

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172,800 seconds until vacation(2 days)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Busy day at work, so glad I am almost ready to hit the road, far, far away from here for awhile!!

Still sucking water out of basement,, wrapping Christmas gifts and packing staples to put in trunk. Sure is a lot more work to do with two people than one,, last year I made a list, packed up and off I went,,
this year our trip is backwards to last year,,, no overnight stop at Connie's either, just a day visit.. double food, luggage, people in car..
How do people travel in those teeny little wind-up cars?

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    Have fun! emoticon

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SLIMLILA 8/14/2012 11:08PM

    2 days sounds so much closer.... I maybe traveling in a truck with my brother and his gf across the country by the end of the month... whew, close quarters.... and a long way.... 5000 km....time for a new adventure

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DEBBIEANNE1124 8/14/2012 7:30PM

    Don't forget to pack your camera

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 8/14/2012 7:23PM

    You will be on vacation and hitting the road before you know it. Do you get to leave early? The extra work will be worth it. You and your DD will have a great time!!
Praying for travel mercies for you. Enjoy!!!
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NORASPAT 8/14/2012 4:23PM

    Hi it sure is close for the both of you I assume you are going to the cabins as you did last year. I hope you have a fabulous time. Take it easy and stay safe. HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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259,200 seconds of rainy weather before..

Monday, August 13, 2012

Dd and I ran errands after work and now are chilling until we go out in the garage and clear outmy trunk and size some tubs to see how they will fit. Bought some drugstore items and went to visit the Mom unit..
off to do more packing..

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DEBBIEANNE1124 8/13/2012 6:40PM

    How long will you 2 ladies be gone? Are you taking both cars? or jsut yours?

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 8/13/2012 4:06PM

    You are getting your share of exercise these last few days. Sure hope that rain subsides for a while!!
The countdown continues...
Blessings and hugs,

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345,600 seconds until vacation..

Sunday, August 12, 2012

We are still bailing water out of our basement,, DD has been down there a long time this morning/afternoon.. I am doing the upstairs housework, while she shopvacs the hundreds of gallons of water down there,,

Hauling boxes up and down the stairs, re-boxing things into plastic tubs,, we are supposed to ge teven more rain.. our town has a lot of flooding, so now the crops will be rotted instead of shriveled up from the drought the past four months.. my blackberries and raspberries ar growing well though..

If I had not filled my pool in with dirt, I could be swimming in it right now,, all this rain would have filled that huge hole up with water to the top!!

Well, I think our two huge pool towels are in the same place my clip-on water bottle and pepper shaker have gone.. fourth dimension or something..
I have some things already packed into bags, but cannot find those two towels,,,

Today I still am finishing up cleaning and making dinner, dishes, clipping and sorting coupons, using those bands.. and my stability ball..

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 8/12/2012 10:08PM

    So sorry you have such a flood in your basement. I sure hope nothing has been ruined. You really didn't need this and I think it''s probably against the law or something to swim in your basement.
Seriously though, praying for you and all that have been affected by all the rains you are having. I am sure you are more than ready for your vacation.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 8/12/2012 4:08PM

    Almost time for that vacay! Yay!!!
You will deserve it.

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SASIKHASI1 8/12/2012 2:58PM

    counting down the time I see lol. Where are you at to be getting so much rain?

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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Up and at 'em before 5 this morning, slept in a bit.. still raining and blowing out there,, kinda scared to look out the window,,(it is still dark out) our temps dropped from the high nineties to 62 degrees! 100% humidity.. DD went outside last night to take pictures of all the water because some Sparkers did not believe her when she told them about this water and weather!!

Today is haircut day,, I hope I have some left after I walk out of he salon!! I chased my hat across a parking lot yesterday, people in their cars laughing at me,, oh well, I am glad I made somebody's day.. of course, the hat would stop just as I got to it, I would reach down to grab it, and Whoosh!! Off it would fly!! It probably happened about three times until I could run fast enough to put my foot in front of it!! God has a a sense of humor!!
SO do the people driving past me laughing apparently... emoticon

Lots of our cardio will be hauling boxes up from the basement, and attempting to walk in the marsh,, we are going out to the state park to check out the flooding right there on Lake Huron.. I hope the swans, beavers, egrets, cranes and all of those species of birds made it through okay...

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 8/11/2012 10:09AM

    Glad you enjoy a sense of humor also!!! Enjoy your haircut and have a blessed Saturday. Praying for those who suffered in any way from those storms.

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