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8/3/15 8:39 A

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8/2/15 10:43 P

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I think even Apollo13 made good use of duct-tape to help rescue them from their misfortune.
It seems to be a bit of a cure-all for many handy-person tasks.

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8/2/15 8:10 A

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Good morning.. Daughter came out and she had to do some errands so went with her and it seems we had to stop here and there but our last stop was hobby lobby it's a craft store and they already had Christmas stuff on the shelves? There glass wear was 1/2 off so I found two items and got them and before I know it I got a few more items I had a blast shopping.

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8/1/15 10:24 A

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Well it is sunny, and beautiful today, but a bit humid. I may head to the beach this afternoon. Going out tonight so don't have to worry about dinner. Tomorrow I have to help with our 5K tomorrow morning so it will be an early night tonight. Enjoy your vacation Nell!

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8/1/15 7:40 A

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Thank goodness for duck tape!

Hope everyone has a great Saturday! Wow! August already?

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7/31/15 7:18 P

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The duct tape is holding. I remember one time at a hotel, a bellboy had dragged my old suitcase across the pavement and broke the zipper. This was back before TSA inspections. I ended up sewing it closed with waxed dental floss. It got me home, but I was still out an expensive suitcase.

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7/31/15 7:01 P

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Well it's a bit cooler, and life is getting better. It is finally Friday. Last night I went to an acrylic painting class. My piece was actually better than I expected. I really enjoyed the class. Last night dinner was roasted peppers, mushrooms and eggplant on a hard roll with goat chees. It was great. Tonight we are sharing a vegetarian pizza. Tomorrow we are going to a special event and will have dinner there. Sunday we are doing a 5K and I am working the registration. No I am not running a 5 K. We have so much good seafood locally that I don't buy Tilapia. It is native to Africa so it is farmed here. If I didn't live where local fresh fish is available, I would probably use it. Nell I have heard a lot of what duct tape can do, but your story tops the list. Enjoy your trip.

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7/31/15 7:43 A

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Good morning weekend almost here!

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7/30/15 6:38 P

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We'll muddle through with the car. The problem is that Mom is picking now to be obstreperous. It's hard to deal with long distance.

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7/30/15 8:08 A

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Wow! So sorry to hear about the accident but glad to hear no one got hurt! And hope it does not affect your trip an any way?

Hope everyone has a good Thursday?

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Our little Mini got rear ended by a pickup this afternoon. We are in South Dakota, a long way from home, so we duct taped it up and we'll deal with it when we get home.

Cracker Barrel tonight. Fast and easy.

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7/29/15 8:07 A

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Shark fillets never had them! Bet they have a great taste too?

Hope everyone has a good Wednesday?

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7/29/15 3:38 A

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Tilapia seems to be a popular fish overseas,

We seem to be blessed with the variety we have here in Oz.

That being said, a very popular variety is "Flake" ...shark fillets served battered in our fish,n, chips.

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7/28/15 5:50 P

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Sounds as though you have a fun week planned, Sophie.

I'm making tilapia for dinner. I haven't been eating as much fish as I would like and should lately, so I am trying to do better.



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7/28/15 5:41 P

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I don't know about the rest of you, but hotter and more humid says it all here. Tonight grilled steak and a baked sweet potato. Easy is best. Leaving tomorrow for a special birthday lunch for a friend. I wish I could wear a bathing suit, but I doubt it would be appropriate. Wednesday night is a picnic on the beach with a blue band Thursday after work I am taking a painting class from a friend. Not sure what dinner will be as the class is 5 until 8. However it should be fun.

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7/28/15 5:35 P

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Forecast to hit 100 again this week for a few days. Not looking forward to it, because it is also supposed to be humid. One two punch!

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7/28/15 2:06 P

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Good afternoon everyone!

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7/27/15 5:50 P

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Well hot and humid is back. I think it will be leftover cold yellow pepper, fennel, onion, apple and potato soup with a pea and cilantro purée. It sounds odd, but it is really good. Your casserole sounds good Barbara. Anything with fennel I love. I also like to take soup recipes and turn them into other things. Rita hope your Monday is a good one.

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I'm making a recipe of my SIL's tonight. Rice with smoked sausage, fennel and onions. Not healthy, but not terrible, if you eat moderately. But good.

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7/27/15 8:34 A

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Good Monday morning!

Nell have a good vacation!

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7/26/15 8:43 P

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We just had Minestrone soup lately.
It strikes me that this would make a useful recipe base for, curries, seafood and meat dishes.

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7/26/15 8:20 P

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Enjoy your vacation Nell.

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We've eaten up the fridge for the most part, just enough left for breakfast tomorrow morning before we leave for two weeks. I have my meal plans ready for the first 4 days after I get back, and a grocery list so I can go straight to Wegman's when I get home.

I'll be able to Spark in the evenings except three nights when we are staying with friends.

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It has been hot again. Even though it was hotter back in June, for some reason this heat wave has me a little uncomfortable. Nothing having a fan on hasn't helped.

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7/26/15 11:28 A

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It was lovely when I got up, but by the time church was over it was raining. Last night we had an unexpected visitor, and dinner was derailed. Ended up having Welsh rarebit with heirloom tomatoes. I had some leftover Welsh rarebit. The cold soup and tabbouleh salad will be tonight.

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Good Sunday morning!

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7/25/15 9:27 P

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I am on Block Island in Rhode Island Nell.

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7/25/15 7:30 P

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I've been getting ready to leave on Monday. I have to finish all food in the house before we leave, so meals are a little bit of everything on a plate.

Sophie, what is the name of your island?

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7/25/15 5:31 P

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I have been MIA. Work has been insane. Ended up working most of today. My plan for dinner is a cold yellow pepper soup with a tabbouleh, blueberry, cucumber and feta salad. Welcome back Rita. Hope you are enjoying the day. It is lovely here today.

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7/25/15 5:15 P

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Finish dog sitting? Daughter went on vacation and I dog sit with her 3 dogs but she is back and I am back home now and it feels good to be back home.

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7/19/15 9:10 A

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Off to church.

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Good Sunday morning! Starting today will be going down to mine daughters house to dog sit her dogs while her and hubby with friends are on a vacation! I was supposed to go down last night but then she said could come down tomorrow? So guess what I am doing that and hope the weather is nice next week planning to go swimming in their pool?

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It was staggered--my daughter moved from VA to Seattle 7/1, and my son moved 1 mile from where he was today! He and his girlfriend were just consolidating from two apartments to one place together.

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Tonight as I was flossing my teeth, a crown popped off. Off course it's the middle of a weekend, and we are going out of town a week from Monday. I hope I can get it fixed next week.

Barbara, it's hard enough to help the kids move one at a time. Son #1 is now in Seattle, where is the other son?

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Everybody is having good times!

Both of my kids moved this month: my daughter form Virginia to Seattle, and I spent a week with her watching my grandson so they could unpack and get settled. Yesterday and today I spent helping my son and his girlfriend (potentially my new daughter-in-law) moving from their two apartments into a new one together. Tiring but all good.

And they were lucky today and the rain held off until the movers were almost done, so they didn't get a lot of sodden stuff moved into their nice new place.

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The last several days have been beautiful. Today is grey, but not hot. I am making a pasta salad for dinner. Our event was a big success and the weather gods were in our favor. Over 300 people attended. Congrats on selling the bike.

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Congrats! It feels so good to get things sold!

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I sold my bike yesterday and I felt so good! Got extra money in my pockets and the man who bought the bike is getting it for his wife and they are heading to Florida with it! So everyone is happy!

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Good Friday morning! The weekend is almost year?

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Today will be another day with the windows open. It was 60 this morning and I woke up freezing!! What a weird weather year!

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Good Thursday morning!

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Tonight I took the leftover brisket and shredded it, and made ropa vieja. Really spicy and crunchy! I don't mind brisket in summer, especially in a Mexican stew. In Mexico it's always hot year round, and they have the most wonderful dark moles, spicy and rich even when it's 100 degrees out.

I hope the weather holds for you, Sophie.

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I like brisket too, but usually do it in winter. We are getting pizza. There's a place that sells it for $7.00 on Wednesdays. Tomorrow is our 25th Health Center Special Event. The tickets are sold out at 300 at $25.00 a ticket, the raffle tickets at $10 a ticket are at 600, and $20,000 in sponsor gifts at $500 a piece. The majority of the food has been donated. Chef's have donated their time to grill shrimp, chicken and steak kabobs. We are buying the ingredients for a medley of Mediterranean salads, but volunteer food workers are making them. The dessert is frozen yogurt. Our tag line is Join Us For Healty Food and a Hearty Time. Keep your fingers crossed that it doesn't rain and we get a great turnout. There will also be a silent auction with a lot of wonderful art and restaurant gift certificates.


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I love brisket, but I haven't made one in ages.

When I got back form my trip last week, I had no food in the house, so I had to stock up. As a result, I ended up with all kinds of meat, and have been making it. Now I can go a couple of days or more without cooking, just eating my leftovers. I love it.

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Good morning! Hope your Wednesday is going smoothly?

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I cooked up a brisket tonight. I have enough left over to make Ropa Vieja tomorrow night.

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We have a large deer population And no predictors to keep it in check. As a result it is a real problem. It is so prevelent Yale Medical School comes out twice a year for a research project on Lyme. Went to the mainland and got plants and potting soil. Heading back to the Island now.

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If someone created a Lyme vaccine for dogs, it must be a bigger problem than I knew. Unless the deer come into the house, I won't have to worry about my cats.

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I have heard of Lyme disease in animals but do not know much about it or what it does but I will hope she gets better.

Hope your Tuesday is a good one!

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There is an irony with Lyme. Obviously our black lab did not have a visible bulls eye rash so it was diagnosed with a blood test. Not everyone gets the bulls eye rash, and those cases are the hardest to diagnose and treat. Those are the ones that end up with lots of complications. However what I never knew there is a vaccine for dogs, and I am upset our vet never recommended we get it. We asked and she said only after she does not test positive for Lyme. Every blood test is $100 and this is our third test. That doesn't count the cost of the drugs.

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Wow, Sophie, I've never heard of a dog getting Lyme's disease, but of course it makes sense. Hard to see that bullseye rash, though, so it would be hard to diagnose. I think we all got behind on our yard work this year, first the terrible winter, then constant rain.

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Another nice day, but humidity is moving in. DH is on the mainland. Our dog was diagnosed with Lyme. She has been on amoxicilline for several weeks so she needs another blood test. We are hoping she will be able to come off her medicine as she has problems with it. There is a lot of Lyme out here. Too many deer. So tonight it is a sandwich for me. Tomorrow I am meeting DH on mainland and we are picking up potting soil and plants. Winter was so long we got behind, but I want herbs and flowers.

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Good Monday morning everyone! Hope your day is a good one?

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I'll be having a peaceful day. First church, then I have to write up the minutes from last week's condo meeting, and make new curtains for the condo kitchen. I'll be making a dark Mexican stew for dinner. There are those who think stews are winter meals, but in Mexico is always hot, and they eat them all year round. Why not me, too? They sure are good!

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Gosh! Chefsophie I hope you get the rain soon? We had thunderstorms during the night and now we got flood warnings out in some low line areas here in Ohio?

Gosh! I love watching barges and boats of all kinds going up or down the ohio river here..and bet the waters there are a lot cleaning looking then here in Ohio we got muddy looking watered here?

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The cake was good! It didn't look as though it rose much to me, but people liked it so I guess it is worth another try.

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I have been MIA, but work has been crazy. We grabbed dinner out last night. It was delicious. It is a restaurant that is under new management. The dinner was great. It was served on the porch overlooking the harbor and boats at sunset which added to the experience. We shared an arugula, watermelon, pickled rind, and watermelon radish salad. Then we split stripped bass cooked in a miso sauce with rice and roasted green beans. It was so good. Today I worked till 2:30. Then I came back got the dog and headed out to the beach. It was lovely, and totally relaxing. I am making Welsh rarebit on rye with sliced heirloom tomatoes for dinner. Nell glad the meeting went well. Glad you are safely back Barbara. Rita I was complaining about rain, but now it's dusty so I hope I see some soon

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Good Saturday morning to everyone!

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I have always wished that the grocery fairy could stock the larder before I get home from a trip. Wouldn't that be great? Barbara, I haven't had pineapple upside down cake since I made one for home-ec in junior high. I hope it's as good as I remember.

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I got home from Seattle yesterday and had no food, none, in the house so off to the market this morning. Now I have such nice things to eat!! I am making a slow cooker pork dish right now which smells fabulous. And I have to get myself going to make a pineapple upside down cake for a book group meeting tomorrow.

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The meeting last night went well. I spent the morning on the phone with the lawyer and the property manager wrapping everything up. My grocery shopping is done for the weekend. Nothing big planned, but it's nice to go into a weekend after a really busy week.

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Smile it's Friday and the weekend is almost here! Have a good day?

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Condo board meeting tonight, so no dinner for me.

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We got rain too! All day long not heavy rain or strong winds just nice and steady and looks like we are going to get rain for the next few days off and on. I will send you some chefsophie.. Watch for it.

Hope everyone has a good day?

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We got your rain, Sophie. I had to take my son to and from his morning shift while his car was at the shop. Of course it was pouring when it was time to go get it. And it cost over $1000. I got home late and bedraggled, so I made blueberry pancakes for dinner.

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It has been hot and humid here as well. Tonight we went to Blues on the Beach. It was great music, fun people, and a beautiful back drop. I made egg salad sandwiches for dinner for a picnic dinner. It was a nice evening, but I would really like some rain.

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It's unbearably warm and humid today and I'm clueless as to what to make for dinner tonight.

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Good morning to you all! I hope your day will go smoothly too.

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Tonight is our monthly motorcycle dinner so I won't be cooking.

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Chefsophie youbneed to pamper yourself more often!

Hope everyone Tuesday is a good one!

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Yesterday was lovely. Got some cleaning done, organized dinner (chicken thighs marinated in a yogurt sauce, three bean salad, and a tabouli, blueberry, cucumber and feta salad. Then went to the beach and sat and read. It's the first time I have sat on the beach in a year. I need to do it more often. Today it's work, and something with clams since my daughter and her family have fishing and claiming on their to do list

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Lots to do today. It's muggy and hot, and will rain later, so I have a lot of running around to do before I get wet.

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Good Monday morning!

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Quiet day, spending most of the day watching the baby so the kids can continue to unpack. His father asked him f he wanted something to eat--his answr: no thank you I'm fine.

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Good Sunday morning!

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I am steaming clams tonight, and sliced summer tomatoes. I was going to grill corn on the cob, but it's raining. So plan B: indoors. It will be fine.

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We are having a great 4th of July. We loved the fireworks last night. The parade was a lot of fun, and the steak fry was delicious. Now all I need is a nap.

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I love watching sailboats!

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Love to see those boats all over the place! Probably would take my breath away? Busy and money making for sure? Everyone have a happy and safe 4th of July!

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It is a beautiful day, but I am working, and wanting to be outside. There are tons of people and boats here. It is quite overwhelming.

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Everyone have a happy 4th!

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The only move I haven't managed myself was when my first husband went to Vietnam. The Army had movers pack up all our stuff and put it in storage for the year he was gone. Turns out they packed a Tupperware bread container....with the bread still in it. The boxes were all labelled with his name and date, not the room or what was in the box. A year later when he came home and we got our stuff out of storage, there was a pile of boxes all over the apartment. I knew which box the bread was in the second I cut the tape. Not a smell I'll ever forget.

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We had similar experiences which is why I hate moving.

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This was a corporate move. I moved cross country in a similar way myself (over 40 years ago!) and did not have as much of an issue but we had almost nothing when we moved. The packers were very slow, and didn't box things with any sense of logic. They boxed master bed stuff with miscellaneous stuff from elsewhere i the house, and then label the box that way. Or they woud label something linens when there was a towel in it. They are getting a hugely negative feedback from my kids. And the movers who unloaded the truck here were sloppy about bringing in boxes. They just wanted to get done so they brought a bunch of boxes into the house and most of them in the garage but ignored when they were marked as Master, Baby Room, etc. Criminal how poorly they worked.

And it is actually hotter here in Seattle now than it is in Los Angeles!! And a/c is not a common thing here so the house they re renting doesn't have it, so we are pretty much sweltering. But everyone is still so excited to be here that we are all positive and happy.

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Barbara and Nell I had a move that was a total disaster and my employer was paying. I got stuff that wasn''t mine, and stuff that mine went missing, and was never found. So the fridge is fixed, and I told my daughter the apartment was clean, the fridge was fixed, and the bed and breakfast had reopened. They arrive tonight on the ferry gets in at 8. They are bring two or three kiakis, fishing tackle, and who knows what else. They have lots of toys. So tomorrow a cookout with fireworks, Saturday the parade, and a steak fry to support our rescue squad. Sunday it's a cook out here with grilled chicken, and Monday Tuesday we will eat what they harvest. I am suspecting it will be primarily little neck clams. I love fettuccini with white clam sauce. So enjoy your holiday.

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Barbara, I always thought that if the movers did the packing they were careful to pack and label correctly. That was my experience with Mom. Or course, the labels were just check boxes as to the destination room. It's a lot more expensive to have movers do the packing, so you'd think there would be an expectation of organization.

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