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Home in New Hampshire

Friday, March 08, 2013

I got home safe and sound Monday with no flight or luggage problems. Now I am trying to get over jet lag and get organized.

We have lots of snow around my house and it has snowed a couple of times since Monday but the roads are clear and dry. It's cold so I have to bundle up when I go out.

I'm going to get to go to my Grandson's birthday party

  
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68ANNE 3/9/2013 6:45PM

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JSALERNO 3/9/2013 9:31AM

    HAVE FUN

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BRENDAGAIL9 3/9/2013 8:47AM

    I'm glad you are here in the states and your luggage arrived with you. Our rain storms have left and gone to the mid west states. We don't need anymore rain as we have had enough. Temps are warming up.

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MINILOVER1 3/9/2013 5:38AM

    Welcome home and enjoy your grandson's birthday party. I have on next week. He will be 13.

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NORASPAT 3/8/2013 10:48PM

    That is great to get to a grandsons birthday. You must have missed a lot of them Great job. Sleep well. Catch up and by then it will be daylight saving time and then Spring!!!!

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ROBB1N 3/8/2013 10:34PM

    Have fun at your grandson's birthday party!

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Lost in Translation

Sunday, March 03, 2013

I tried to post this yesterday but the picture I posted was not very good at all, you could not read it so I am trying again.

This is on the back of a package of shiny, glittery cell phone bling stickers, I bought the package just for the instructions



  
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MRSAGAIN2 3/4/2013 5:12AM

    Wow!

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68ANNE 3/3/2013 7:42PM

    I've seen bad food translations but this one takes the cake

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NORASPAT 3/3/2013 10:05AM

    I thought I had problems with the pressure cooker from Korea.

MY really big surprise was buying a nutcracker table decoration in a pharmacy in Vegas. On the back the label said this product is painted with lead paint. It may cause DEATH. I went right back to the store and found the manager. I showed him the label which I had photographed to keep for myself. I handed him the nutcracker and he was really amazed that no-one else brought it to his attention. We went over to the display and everyone had that warning on them.
At least I could READ my label, good luck with yours it sure was lost in translation and lost from my computer yesterday too. So Glad I found it. HOME COMING is NEXT WOO HOO. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ALICIA214 3/3/2013 2:07AM

 


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Sandstorm

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Today while my New Hampshire home was getting another few feet of snow, Jeddah was getting a sandstorm. Orange sky, overcast and humid.

  
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NORASPAT 2/28/2013 9:40PM

    Whoa never mind paint work what does it do to going outdoors in that. My teeth are cringing at the thought of getting sand in my mouth.

Poor you.

I have to ask a foolish question. Which storm do you find is worse. Sand or snow. I mean it I never experienced sand.

I hope the winds abate in the next few days.~~~~4 days and counting. HUGS Pat emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Hope to see you soon. Pat

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GAYLLYNNE 2/28/2013 8:37AM

    Having once lived in New Hampshire, I totally "get" it!

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JSALERNO 2/28/2013 7:16AM

    WOW

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68ANNE 2/27/2013 7:49PM

    I see hiding inside for the day!

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JANETTEB553 2/27/2013 4:27PM

    Wow what must that doo to paintwork... emoticon

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Ready to go

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

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2 suitcases packed - almost
carry on bag packed - all except computer

My flight leaves here at 0615AM MONDAY MARCH 4, have to be at the airport by 1AM, flight lands in USA at 11:15AM Monday morning. It's a 7 hour time difference and a 13 1/2 hour non stop flight that does not serve alcohol and will most likely be packed.

Guess I'm ready to go home for 5 1/2 months. Will be going from 95 degrees F to 30 something degrees F

  
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MRSAGAIN2 2/27/2013 7:56AM

    That is one heck of a long flight. WOW!

Good luck with adjusting to the weather changes. Yikes!

Hugs to you.

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NORASPAT 2/26/2013 5:04PM

    Sounds like a plan, all ready to come home.
It was 40 degrees here in Central Maine, tomorrow we are forecast another foot.
I hope you have plenty of sanitiser if the plane is that crowded. Wash hands every time you touch something. I am thinking I will wear rubber gloves if we are able to fly to the West coast this year.

Enjoy lots of vitamin C from now till flight time. HUGS, Hope to see you soon - much love Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BRENDAGAIL9 2/26/2013 2:59PM

    Wow, what a long time to be on an airplane. Sounds like you have thought of everything so now it is just the waiting to leave.

Did you finish your scarf?

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Feb 24

Sunday, February 24, 2013

NOTE: I am NOT in the USA, I am in Saudi Arabia where I live with my American husband for most of the year.

I will be going home to my home in New Hampshire USA March 4 because my 93 year old father is not in very good health and not much time left. I will be joining a gym when I get home since it will still be cold and snowy.

I will be going to see my family in Central NY a week after I get home. My niece is getting married in a quiet civil ceremony so my son and grandson will be going with me. I hope the weather holds out so we can make the journey. I haven't driven in snow in 13 years so this should be interesting.

I'm trying to crochet myself a scarf and hat since I don't have one with me here in Saudi since it never gets below 50F during the day. So far I've finished my hat.

  
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NORASPAT 2/26/2013 9:32AM

    Sorry I missed this one I did not get to much yesterday I played with photos and cleared the driveway. Snow is expected later this week in fact begins again tomorrow for us.
I hope you have safe journey not too many changes and good weather all the way.
I know you will be jet lagged so let me know when you get home. Any Airport glitches for your daughter call to see if we can help.

I made that journey to be with my dying Mother. She died one week after I got there and I always feel it was a very good decision for ME!.

We had to leave very young kids with people we hardly knew. They were more religious than I knew and our kids were and still I think are resentful I left them behind with this family.
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I am so anxious for us to meet again. Pat in Augusta.

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GRAMMYEAC 2/25/2013 11:53PM

    Happy you're coming home sooner, but sad for the circumstances. I hope you get to spend some quality time with your dad.

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THINAGIN2 2/24/2013 5:12PM

    Happy traveling and have a wonderful time while you are home. Good luck with the crocheting project, too!

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