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You have now crossed into the state of KY...

Thursday, September 08, 2011

"Congratulations!

Your total mileage of 555.9 mi now puts you in the state of KY on the TransAmerica trail.

This notice was sent from the National Runners' and Walkers' Health Study based on your account preferences. Your account is registered on exercise.lbl.gov."

This is the message I got tonight after I entered my 2 miles from today to the Virtual Walk Across America Spark Team Challenge. I am so excited. This is a wonderful challenge If you're interested, please check it out. You won't be disappointed.

Search Spark Team "Virtual Walk/Run/Cycle thru US @ exercise.lbl.gov" There are 417 SP members...Care to make it 418?

Enjoy the journey...

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REXTINE1 9/9/2011 5:50PM

    Good idea - I should have started a few years ago.

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RAYLINSTEPHENS 9/8/2011 1:49PM

    I'm doing the walk - just not on that team - thanks Tudi!

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LISA0517 9/8/2011 1:26PM

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You know, that team sounded familiar, so I went and checked. Yep, I'm a member, I just forgot about it! Maybe I should start logging my miles too.
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ANATASHIKI 9/8/2011 3:55AM

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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

We got the replacement part...

Check this out...the wiring with little tags of what's what to where...



This is a combo...the NEW FAN is up AND working! See the light?! The OLD Fan is on the floor waiting to be packed up and out. emoticon



A closer look at the beautiful NEW Fan!!!



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SHORT_KAKE 9/2/2011 11:28AM

    It looks great! I'm glad you got it working.

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REXTINE1 9/1/2011 5:02PM

    Glad you got it up OK. emoticon

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ANATASHIKI 9/1/2011 2:00PM

    nice ! emoticon

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RAYLINSTEPHENS 9/1/2011 12:53PM

    Beautiful room! Love the ceiling and the ceiling fan!

Just that little peek outside makes me miss the Pocono Mountains :(

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SIMPLEJOYS 9/1/2011 7:47AM

  It's gorgeous! Looks lovely in your room.

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ALLYSSEA 9/1/2011 2:27AM

    Amazing! :) It is really nice! I'm super glad it's working. That's the main thing, lol.

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The "FAN Saga" Part 1: 8/29/2011...

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The "Fan Saga" PART 1: I took down the "old" fan myself...up on a very tall ladder, with a 40 pound fan to wrangle down. So...then I unboxed the "new" fan and checked it all out. I started to assemble it and was well on my way. I wrangled the "new" fan Ithe heavy 40 pound motor part) up the very tall ladder and finally got it suspended from the ceiling. At that point, I saw the 12 color-coded wires that needed to be cut, stripped and twisted with like matches on another part of the project, plus the "live", neutral and ground from the ceiling. In a blinding burst of sanity, I sought out a retired electrician in my neighborhood. He was at home, nothing to do. He came over and did the electrical wiring thing, then we assembled the rest of the fan. We tried it out...It didn't work...not at all. So we disassembled, he rechecked and redid all the wiring...we tried it again. No go. So...we have power through the ceiling wires...Not the new fan. We spent a few hours at it. Decided to give it a rest 'til this morning. I got the tech people at the fan company on the phone just as the electrician came this AM. He said "It's the fan!" Right he is. The tech people said that since an electrician would know how to hook it up, it was probably the module (with the 12 color-coded wires, transistors, etc). Long story shorter...they're Fed Xing me a new module. So, in a couple of days we're going to go through this exercise again. I really hope the new module works. If not, it might be back to old reliable. I do know that if I had done this on my own, they would not have responded so quickly to the problem. Thank heavens I asked my electrician neighbor for help!

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And then there was...Happy Feet.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011



These are Common Murres...some of the seabirds that we have at the Aviary at the Aquarium where I volunteer. Just like their counterparts in the wild, our seabirds are also in their breeding plumage and some of them have hatched "planned for" chicks. See the chick in among the adult, protective Murres. While these seabirds are part of the Auk family (they can fly) and they are not penguins (they can't fly)....I can't help but think of the movie Happy Feet when I see a scene like this. I love the Aviary. It's a joy to be there. If you have an aviary and/or Aquarium nearby...visit...enjoy!!!

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WALKINGGRANDMA 8/30/2011 3:44PM

    How fun! I saw Mr Popper's Penguins on Friday with the grands and it reminds me of that as well. Have a great day.

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RAYLINSTEPHENS 8/30/2011 10:31AM

    great photo - thanks for sharing!

how did you do with the ceiling fan??

**edit: never mind - I read about your problems with the fan @Rivendell walk.

Sheesh! Nothing comes easy!

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MELODY525 8/30/2011 7:38AM

    THANKS SO MUCH FOR POSTING THE PICTURE.
I LOVE TO WATCH ALL PENGUINS.
A FRIEND OF MINE ADOPTED A PENGUIN(SO TO SPEAK)
FOR ALL OF OUR GROUP WITH A DONATION FOR A YEAR.
THEN SHE SENDS ME A REPORT ON HOW HE AND HIS FRIENDS ARE DOING!!
THEY ARE TINY AND SO CUTE.
YOU HAVE SUCH A WONDERFUL LIFE!!!
STAY HAPPY FEET TOO!!

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ANATASHIKI 8/30/2011 6:39AM

    so cute! emoticon

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LESLIESENIOR 8/30/2011 1:29AM

    Darling and Fascinating!! Thank you for sharing with us.

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Another walk along the Pacific...

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

complete with blue sky, the Marine Layer (fog), and beautiful views along the way.

  
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ABBYKATE 8/30/2011 4:16PM

    Beautiful! I loved walking along the coast this past weekend in Santa Barbara, CA. I really need to get to the coast more often - I don't even live very far from the coast! No excuse for me!

Starting Sept. 1st, I will be back to tracking my walking. I want a clean start for the month, so I'm currently deciding where I want to "walk" virtually. I'll definitely do the Walk to Rivendell again (that was so motivational the last time!) and I think I'll look for a virual walk buddy again. I really had fun with that one last time, too. :) But I WILL be back, starting on Thursday. :)

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IDAHOHILLBILLY 8/26/2011 10:12AM

    Beautiful! I love the Oregon coast, and try to get there at least once a year.

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REXTINE1 8/25/2011 7:55PM

    Great picture - great blog!

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JSPIN74 8/25/2011 2:10PM

    emoticon so nice...thx

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GRYPHON55 8/24/2011 11:56PM

    Wow I'm envious, you had some good sunshine today! Here, I got about an hour between morning fog and afternoon marine layer. Sigh... come on, September!

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RAYLINSTEPHENS 8/24/2011 7:47PM

    gorgeous!

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YRISHKA 8/24/2011 12:31AM

    Beautiful! I wish I lived closer; for me it is at least 45min to get to the coast. Thanks for the glimpse!
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FITANDFIFTY2 8/24/2011 12:29AM

    Oh how beautiful.. I love going to the coast! It is always relaxing to me. Enjoy!

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