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7/11/14 7:08 P

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Yay, Michela! I haven't been diving at all this summer. So sad :( But, I will be going the 2nd of August for a treasure dive. That will be fun!

I had a sad, busy day today. I had to dig up all of my irises because they all were infested with iris borer. There was no saving them, so I had to dig up all 14 plants throughout my garden and throw them away. I will have to replace them, as the garden looks very sad without them! I think I will pick something else...hopefully something that rabbits will leave alone...any ideas? Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

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7/11/14 11:53 A

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TGIF everyone and hope you all have a great weekend!

Guess what? Finally getting my fins in the water tomorrow. It's been so long, I have to try and remember everything! YIKES!

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7/9/14 9:43 A

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It's JOKE DAY!

A young boy was looking through the family album and asked his mother, "Who's this guy on the beach with you with all the muscles and curly hair?"
"That's your father."
"Then who's that old bald-headed fat man who lives with us now?"

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7/8/14 1:19 P

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Aw thanks Dennis, I really missed being here too. That is great progress you are making. I know you will be back in tip top shape in no time cause you are determined!



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7/3/14 1:08 A

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I'm doing a lot better, I'm only the the wheel chair and walker when I will be on my feet for too long of a time. I'm still not solid on my feet but I'm getting there. I have till July 10th and then hopefully I'll get rid of my pick line, which I can't get wet, and finally get back in the pool where I can do some real therapy.
I made it to the gym a couple of times, and worked out on almost all the machines there, but with very light weights. I hope I don't get too sore. If I can keep it up I should get all my muscles back pretty soon, I just don't want to get any fat back. My ride to the gym went on vacation for a week, can't wait till he gets back, I really need the workouts.
I'm amazed at how many people were worried and praying for me. I guess more people knew me than I thought.
Michelar, glad to see you're getting free time, we've sure missed you here.

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7/1/14 6:53 P

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Duh! How does auto correct get neighing from enough emoticon

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7/1/14 6:52 P

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Hey Ron, good to what the diving is good
That there is more to look forward to

Nothin former yet,maybe on our vaca we will do some dives I the st Lawrence river. It will be warm neighing for my 7 ml wetsuit. Been awhile since I got into that one!

It was a scorcher here today,felt hotter than any July day I experienced in Cozand it does get hot there in July.

Happy bubbles buddy!

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Hey ya'll!

Just popping in to say hi to everyone. Weathers' good for everyone? Today the forecast for the North Oregon coast is actually warmer than Cozumel! Amazing!

Had a couple good dives last weekend - it was nice getting back in the water after a couple months off. In a couple weeks we're diving the Diamond Knot and a bunch of new site's on the North Puget Sound, looking forward to that!

Hope your all doing well!
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7/1/14 2:54 P

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No problem doll! I know how that goes! Challenge is now posted!

Hope everyone had a great weekend and enjoy the July 4th holiday everyone!

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6/30/14 5:48 P

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Hi Michela! Would you mind making up the July challenge? I'm so gosh darned busy...I just got back from a week in Phoenix for a convention, and am heading out for an evening meeting...I have lots to do and not enough hours in the day!
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6/27/14 12:55 P

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Hello divers!!

Mighty quiet here, I hope you are all out enjoying the weather! It should be a hot one here this weekend! Yeah!! I might get in my pool for the very first time since moving in.

It's a long Canada Day emoticon weekend for us and I know you have the big 4th of July holiday coming up! emoticon

Have fun doing whatever you decide to do! emoticon

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6/23/14 2:05 P

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Happy Monday everyone!

We have a day off tomorrow for our Fete national holiday! Bummer it falling on a Tuesday but good thing is we have next Monday off for our Canada Day holiday.

Ron, it's not like you to go without diving for that long and always refreshing to dive some new waters. have fun!

Hope everyone had a great weekend. We were busy at home. T is redoing the deck and I washed a few windows! Lots of work owning a home emoticon

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Hey all, just checking in to say hi - and yeah, what Mich said - TGIF!!!

Dennis, WOW! I’m sorry for what you’ve been through but glad your ok and on the mend. I too was wondering where you’ve been. Welcome back buddy.

Mich, hopefully getting these properties closed will help you get back and enjoy the things you love. I understand that local quarry diving may not excite you tho, but it would certainly keep those skills from getting rusty.

Hi Tina, congrats on 1 year but yeah, it doesn’t seem like that long ago.

Lisa, Kinch, how are you ladies doing?

It was April since I dove last but we have a dive boat chartered for next Sunday the 29th. It’s a boat we’ve been diving off of for years but they’ve relocated to a different harbor so we get to see some new water; I’m excited about that.

Ok, lunch is over - back to work. Have a great weekend all!

Ron

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TGIF everyone! Hope you all have a wonderful and safe weekend!
Party on!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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6/19/14 2:48 P

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Thanks so much Tina, somehow we just find that strength as we go along and I remained somewhat sane even though I did pack on a few pounds! UGH!!

I just can't wrap my head around diving or I should say local diving. T keeps asking if I want to go and I don't. Just like relaxing at home these last few days we had to our selves. One thing I do love is my backyard. I suppose I will get in the water soon enough or maybe during our 2 week stayvacation and the bug will bite me again.

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Yay, Dennis! Our prayers must be working! I'm so glad you are doing well and moving forward.

Michela, my prayers are still with you, also, hoping that you and T get through all this emotional stress with the houses and deaths of family. I'm so proud of you for strength and ability to keep going. Way to go!

I hope everyone else is having a great summer. Hopefully you aren't here because you are diving! Stop in and say hi sometime!

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Hello everyone! Wow it has been quiet here. Hope you are all enjoying the better weather!
Summer is finally here! emoticon

Dennis, good to hear you are recovering quickly and rooting for you that you will get in the pool in July! Just take it easy at first ok?

Well we closed on both houses June 9th. So weird that both T's closing and mine ended up on the same day. I had to make one final stop at my mom's house in the morning before going to the notary. Man, it was hardiest thing knowing I would never be back there again and leaving so much of her furniture behind cause we sold it to the buyers made it so much harder. Felt like she would be back there soon enough. Anyway it was heart wrenching and it will take a long time to come to terms with it all but I know it will get easier eventually.
So now we will concentrate our efforts on our home. So much we need to do and with all going on there was no time.

So how is everyone else doing? Come chat!


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Thank you for your concerns and comments and prays. Everyone says I'm recovering much faster than normal. My wife, Susan says my muscles are starting to fill out, I was really skinny, and she likes me with a little fat on me. I talked to a friend in our community that goes to the gym almost every day, and he is going to take me with him so I can work out, that will make a huge difference, and I should start gaining a lot of my muscle and endurance back. I will be able to go back in the pool around the tenth of July, I'm really looking forward to swimming again. Thank you for being my friends.

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Dennis.so sorry to hear about the accident and all that you had to go through. What a relief that you are recovering from it. It a slow process and i know it must be difficult for you not doing what you are used to .but you will with time. Just take whatever taken you Ned to recover fully and I know you will regain some of the weight back with time.

Tina happy 1st anniversary doll! The year sure did fly by!

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6/8/14 11:39 A

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Oh my gosh! I was wondering why you weren't on here, as you are one of the really regular members! I was hoping it was something good- a long trip, job promotion, something like that. So sorry to hear about your accident and all you have to go through for recovery. I will add you to my prayer list for a faster and complete recovery! It will be a lot of hard work, indeed, to get back to where you were, but, I know you can do it. You have the determination and drive.

That is one heck of a way to lose weight! Not a way most people would do it. Are you working on eating properly along with your physical therapy to build your weight up to a healthy spot? Gosh, I feel so bad for you!

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Hi everybody, congratulation on your 1st anniversary, it doesn't seem like a year to me either.
I just wanted you to know I had a bad accident on March 1st. Most of the people that saw me didn't think I would make it. I was in ICU for31 day and then in rehab another 1 and 1/2 months. Then they called me back for an infectes decease, witch I have to take 3 times a day for 5 more weeks, so I cant go swimming till the middle July, that really hurts me, you know how much I like to swim. They had me on heavy pain killers at first, and I had some really weird dreams that I swore were real. I also lost around 40 lbs., I wanted to lose weight but not that much I'm down to about 163 by the hospital scales, and my wife hates the way I look now, but she's just glad I'm alive. She has been a real trouper though this whole thing, I really thank God for her. I also have to relearn how to walk, after laying on my back for 2 months, that I one of the hardest things I've ever done, and I still have a long way to go. I'm still using a walker and a wheel chair to get around. I've gotten a LOT of support from my friends and I really appreciate the support, I got a lot of cards and phone calls.
I hope you didn't mind me sharing everything that has happened to me but I just wanted you to know, you are my friends



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Michela, I'm SO glad that things are going well on selling the houses. You are just a little ways away from getting back to "normal" life, whatever that is!

Todd's Mary Kay business is starting out VERY slow...it's hard to find customers. His family is so far away (though some of them will be ordering on line from his website when they need something), and my family is very small, so not much there. We don't know lots of people around here yet, and the ones we have approached all ready have a consultant or are one...ugh...we keep plugging along...

Tomorrow is our FIRST ANNIVERSARY!!!! Where did the year go??? We plan on having a quiet day of going to a neighboring county and spending some time in the little shops and go out to eat.

What's everyone else up to lately? Must all be pretty busy cuz it's mighty quiet here in the lounge...!!!!!

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Hello everyone!
OMG it's been too long since I dropped by. So sorry to MIA so long and not sure where I left off but my mom's house and T's dad's sold almost a week apart. It's the way things roll with the both of us. So I close next week sometime and T closes mid June.
So you can imagine how busy it's been clearing out the houses, donating lots, selling what we can. We each took what we wanted and the sold the rest of the furniture to the buyer so the big stuff does not need moving. Whew! Tomorrow we have a final sale day there and Sunday we clear our the rest and we should be done. On my end anyway. T and his brother are procrastinators.

So looks like some are diving! Not sure when I will get in the water. It's been a year since my last dive. First time that has happened. Not sure I even want to get in the water for local diving either. We'll see. I guess I just need to get my fins wet again.

Kinch, sorry about your job but seems like a lot of good may come out of the lay off. Enjoy the time off doll cause I know you will be employed full time again real soon.

Tina, way awesome about Todd selling Mary Kay! That is refreshing!

Ron, bet you got that truck for your dive gear which does make it a legit retirement vehicule!

Lisa, way cool about your lost bottle! It would be something is you went back and actually did find it!

Have a great weekend everyone and hope it will not be too long before I am back!
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I wish! Don't know when my next dive will be. I do have a trip to Cozumel planned with my friend, Sandy, towards the end of September. She's never been there, and I haven't been there in years. I'm hoping my sinuses cooperate for that trip...

How was everyone's Memorial weekend? I spent most of it gardening (we finally got some good enough weather for the weeds to start growing...)

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5/28/14 7:23 P

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It's past Memorial Day, which means it's (un) officially summer. Who's going diving?

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Happy Mom's day!
Kinch, that's lots of good stuff with the one bad! I hope you get to go back to work at the U so you can get your entire retirement, but, 98% isn't a bad consolation prize! Keep up the awesome attitude! It will be nice to hear from you a bit more often if possible!

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First, HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO ALL THE MOMS!

Second, sorry I haven't been around as promised and

Third, here's why:

The Monday after my birthday I got laid off.

I was warned this might be coming so it wasn't a TOTAL side-swipe. The good news is I'm considered to be on admin leave, so I'm still getting paid my regular salary until July. The other good news is that we are pretty financially sound. More good news is the DH is still working. And even more good news is that I could retire with about 98% of full retirement if I decide not to work for the U. anymore.

But for me the best news is that I have an army of friends and I truly believe that I'll be back at the U. and will get my full retirement in the end.

So if you noticed, the only "bad news" is that I got laid off. I am taking advantage of everything that I can, including Maryland's professional outsourcing center. This free (well, of course free is a relative term since it's funded by our taxes) service has helped me ramp up my resume and interview techniques. I'm feeling very confident and because of them I've been so busy that I told the daughter I need a day off!

So, dear friends, that's the latest. I didn't read all the posts but of course I wish everyone here success in all their endeavors. I'll keep everyone in the loop as much as I can.

Take care.

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It's kinda funny watching people talk about looking for old bottles... most non-divers would think we were crazy. I have found two old beer bottles when diving one time (I wasn't intentionally looking for bottles, but we had had a big storm a few days before and the action of the water must have uncovered them, and then when I went diving a few days later, there they were!). It's not something I would do intentionally, as I said before I don't like mucking up the bottom to find them.

Yes, Ron, I did look for old shark teeth in Florida once. Only found a few small ones and a piece of a big one, but some of the people on our boat found some HUGE megalodon teeth! They were awesome! I don't think I spelled that right...oh well...

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Ha ha, good one RON! It may be an oldie, but I've never heard it before.

What a fun treasure hunt. I recognized the old pepsi bottle with the swirl marks on it, brings back memories of vending machines. Hmmmm, maybe I should do a bottle dive in Lake Berryessa (near Napa). About 28 years ago my husband (then my boyfriend) and I were picnic-ing and swimming up at the lake. I tossed him a beer and he missed it.....we never did find that bottle. It was Plank Road, anyone remember that brand of beer?

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Good for Todd on finding a retirement job! I’m eligible for retirement but will also probably work a few more years. I think I posted here a few weeks ago that I bought my “retirement truck”, meaning I’ll retire when it’s paid for! ;) And I would also like to find something I could work part time at, not sure what that will be but if the right opportunity opened I would probably retire sooner rather than later.

Lisa, we’re finding a few very interesting bottles: pre-prohibition liquor bottles, ink wells, single serving milk jars and old soda and beer bottles. Finds from my last 2 dives include a 1915 era 6 oz coke bottle, a sprite bottle with the dimpled sides, and a pepsi bottle with the swirl marks on the glass. I know, it’s nerdy but its fun! I know Tina has been in Florida and hunted for fossilized shark teeth. I would be ALL over that!

Where’s the rest of our crew hiding this week?

Ok - Joke day. (this is an oldie but worth recycling)

A very shy guy goes into a bar and sees a beautiful woman sitting at the bar. After an hour of gathering up his courage he finally goes over to her and asks, tentatively, "Um, would you mind if I chatted with you for a while?"
She responds by yelling, at the top of her lungs, "No, I won't sleep with you tonight!" Everyone in the bar is now staring at them. Naturally, the guy is hopelessly and completely embarrassed and he slinks back to his table.
After a few minutes, the woman walks over to him and apologizes. She smiles at him and says, "I'm sorry if I embarrassed you. You see, I'm a graduate student in psychology and I'm studying how people respond to embarrassing situations."
To which he responds, at the top of his lungs, "What do you mean $200?"


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That is awesome TINA, good for Todd for breaking through the gender barrier. And I will definitely keep it in mind if I need to order anything.

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Diva and Ron, I'm glad I'm not the only one that has problems with change!

I do know what bottle diving is, as there are divers around here that do the local lakes for bottles. But, we call it "muck diving" because you have to kind of dig in the muck on the bottom of the lakes to find the old bottles. It's not really fun because once you start "mucking", the vis turns to zero.

Now for some interesting news, Todd has become a Mary Kay independent beauty consultant! He was looking for something to do for when he finally retires (still a few years away), and one day was watching me "do" my face, and we got talking about Mary Kay, since that is what I use, and he thought it would be a good thing for something to do in retirement, so, he got all signed up and now sells Mary Kay! So, if any of you are so inclined, and don't have a consultant, let me know if you need anything, or, go to his website (marykay.com/todd) and order online!

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I'm not sure about the new format either. At first I thought I was doing something wrong and couldn't figure out how to get back to where I wanted to be. But like TINA, I don't like change until I get used to it.

Awesome dive report RON. I was going to ask you what a "bottle dive" was, but then I saw your pictures. I've done a couple of dives in Lake Tahoe and it usually turns into a garbage cleanup dive. So many beer cans, sunglasses, golf balls and ski flags that it's not easy to carry it back up to shore.

As soon as I can get a free weekend I am so ready to go back to Monterey and dive.

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New look? I dunno, looks cleaner I think but operationally i'm like you Tina and will withhold judgement for the moment. I don't like the trackers as well as the old way tho. One thing I REALLY wish SP would do tho: they should build a smart phone GPS app like "Runkeeper" or "Endomondo" that would auto upload to the exercise tracker.

Ok, dive report. Went the whole weekend at Hood Canal and only got in two dives. Dive one was Saturday at Sund Rock and I got a couple decent pics, one of a juvenile wolf eel. The next day we did a bottle dive in front of the rental house. All in all a great weekend. Here's a link to the pictures. BTW, in the group photo I'm second from the right. Hope your all having a great week!
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Hey everyone, what do you think of the new format on here? It's going to take some getting used to I think. There is no longer a huddle wall. Things look a bit different, and I haven't figured out all that is different yet. Ugh, I hate change...until I get used to it....

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Lisa, congrats on your anniversary! I like going to car shows, too. Isn't it amazing how "big" the cars used to be when we were younger! The only people that drive big cars now are the really old ones that tend to run into everything! I liked the older cars, anyway. They were made with real metal, not plastic. My first car was a 1970 Plymouth Duster. I loved that car! It was a little bit big, too. My very favorite was a big, old, red Plymouth Fury. Can't say how many deer I hit with it, and all that happened was a broken grill. Now-a-days it would have been totaled each time! They just don't make cars like they used to!

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Thanks for the Happy Anniversary wishes MICHELA. We've been celebrating all weekend and that's just not good for the ol' diet. But I'm enjoying myself and making smart choices without feeling deprived. Lots of veggies and lots of water! Tomorrow my in-laws are taking us out to dinner and then it'll be back to reality.

Today there's an antique car show downtown so we'll take a walk and check it out. Last year I saw a 1972 Ford Galaxy 500, which was my very first car. Made me feel old to see it in an "antique" car show. It tell ya, that thing was a boat!

Have a great rest-of-the-weekend everyone!!!

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Happy Friday gang! emoticon

Thank you Ron & Lisa, I hope to hear today about my mom's place. So stressing!

Ron sorry to hear about Mary being so sick. It's a scary thought second guessing everything you eat. Have a great dive weekend!

Tina, hope you had a blast square dancing last night and hope you got really warmed up after your day.

emoticon Lisa! Ok now I wanna know why they said it wouldn't last.lol! Good for you for proving them all wrong!

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So happy that tomorrow is Friday and my 27th wedding anniversary.....and they said it wouldn't last! Ha ha.

TINA: Yes, gluten free is tough and I really feel for you. It certainly needs to be taken more seriously by restaurants and the food industry in general. I don't have a problem with gluten but we have friends who do, last Christmas I had to come up with a menu that was not only vegan (for us) but also gluten free (for them). Not an easy task but I pulled it off!

A yard sale in the rain? Shoulda worn your wet suit! Mask, snorkel, fins and all....I bet a ton of people would have stopped just to see what was going on.

RON: I am lucky enough to be just an hour and a half drive from Monterey which has the the most beautiful diving around (in my opinion). I've never gone diving up North, but as a kid my Dad went abalone diving a lot and I remember him having to climb down cliffs just to get to the water. And to think I hated abalone at the time because we had it for dinner all the time. Oh what I wouldn't give for a nice abalone dinner now. Yumm yumm!

MICHELA: Good luck selling the house, I've got all my digits crossed too!

Have a good one, y'all!

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Ron, I can totally understand what your wife is going through! I can't believe how many places say gluten free, but then really are not. Makes eating out a real challenge. I just about NEVER eat anything out that is bread related, even if they say it's gluten free. It's just not worth what happens later to me if it isn't! So, I mostly only trust veggies and meat that has no coating or sauces. Fresh fruits are a go, too. I do bake at home occasionally. I have come up with my own mixture of flours that have no gluten and work okay for baking. It's a challenge, as other flours don't act the same as wheat flour, so you need a mixture of several, along with a few more ingredients to get it to act similar. I've been working on it a while and have a mixture that somewhat works. So, I will make brownies or cookies once in a great while that my body tolerates. They even taste pretty good. Ok, enough of that!

Hope everyone is doing well today. I spent about nine hours helping my friend with her rummage/garage sale today. It was SO cold...in the low 40's, all day, and raining all day...I feel cold to the bone. I'm trying to warm up now and be ready for when Todd gets home from work, then we are off to square dance. That will warm me up..........

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Wishing you best of luck in selling your properties Mich! The housing market is moving again over here, hopefully it is up north too.

Hi Kinch – I bet your handling the new age bracket with all the grace and dignity we’ve come to expect from you!? That is, your kicking the “rat-crap” out of anyone who even thinks about an old joke comment! Gettem girl! ;)

Hi Lisa. I’m envious of your location to good diving. You’re in a beautiful area. My only experience down there was a few years ago we went abalone diving around the Ft Bragg area. It was fun but we were literally rappelling down cliffs to get to some of the areas we dove. The worst part for me tho was, I swear every time we had to swim across a bay, I could hear “Jaw’s” music!

Tina, I guess I didn’t realize you had a gluten intolerance? Sorry! I think I’ve mentioned here before that my DW has celiac disease; well yesterday she was up in Portland and ordered a burger with a GF bun and 2 hours later she became violently ill and was sick the rest of the evening. Thankfully she’s better this morning but it wasn’t a pretty evening!

Just an observation but with the popularity of GF diets, it’s made it much easier to find GF foods – that’s the good news. The bad news is for so many people GF is a dietary choice, not a necessity so lots of restaurants don’t take GF food requests serious. For Mary and others whom GF is dietary requirement, they pay the price for ignorance or sloppiness of others. End of rant!

Today is my Friday before a 4 day weekend! Mary and I are heading to the Puget sound for a weekend with friends and diving. I’m stoked!

Pictures coming next week – Have a great weekend all!

Ron


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Thank you Tina! emoticon

Hope everyone is having a great day! Weekend is almost here! emoticon

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Michela, I have all my fingers, toes, and eyes crossed! Hope both homes sell quickly and without incident! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Hello everyone!

Great joke Ron and wow your Easter dinner does sound great. I also wish I was there.
We had nothing planned. Sucks being orphans and T and I only have one sibling left each and they had plans with their in laws side. Was really a hard day for us but we kept busy with yard work and got a lot done.

We did see T's side on Saturday though. His niece was in from NC for the christening of her baby boy so that was nice.

Tina, I did not know you were gluten intolerant. One of T's nieces is too and it's not easy especially when eating out.

Lisa, what I wouldn't give to have your weather.. But it's very slowly starting to feel like spring here.

Kinch thrilled that you had a great b-day!

Big news is that we have an offer on my mom's place and we should know by Friday if their financing went through. If all good we close about end May so the last of what is in the house will have to be sold or donated. We already donated so much stuff but kept the furniture in till the place was sold. So lots still to do before we can start to breath. T's is also in negotiation to have his dad's place sold so we are in the same boat.
Please send positive vibes that both sales goes through. emoticon

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Good morning all and Happy Hump day! Oh yeah, that means it joke day too!

One Sunday morning, Satan appeared before a small town congregation. Everyone started screaming and running for the front church door, trampling each other in a frantic effort to get away.

Soon, everyone was gone, except for an elderly gentleman who sat calmly. Satan walked up to the man and said, "Don't you know who I am?"

The man replied, "Yep, sure do."

Satan asked, "Aren't you going to run?"

"Nope, sure ain't," said the man.

Perturbed, Satan asked, "Why aren't you afraid of me?"

The man calmly replied, "Been married to your sister for over 48 years."

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Yum, Ron! I think I would have rather been at your Easter dinner! We had the traditional turkey (on the grill), ham, and other fixings. Since I am gluten intolerant, I only was able to eat the turkey and raw veggies and fruit. All the salads, desserts, etc had some sort of gluten in them...oh well....

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Ha ha, here too Ron. I was at my Aunt's house in Sacramento and it was in the upper 80's, but when we got home to Benicia (about an hour to the West) it was a comfortable 72. Have fun on your dive weekend, I look forward to seeing some pics!

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Hmmm, I'm almost embarrassed to say that it was sunny and seventy here. I smoked a small prime rib and a pork roast. It was great! Heading out Friday for a dive weekend with our group. Have a house rented for the weekend - I'm really looking forward to it, the weather isn't supposed to be that great, which I don't care about just hoping for good viz!

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Happy belated Birthday, KINCH! I hope you had a great day!

TINA: Bbq-ing in the rain, that reminds me of an Easter up at my cousins about 10 years ago when it rained buckets! Everyone was wet and freezing but it's an Easter I will never forget.

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Happy Easter everyone! On our way over to my sister's fiance's place for a bbq...in the rain...

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thanks for the well-wishes everyone. i *did* have a great time. no WOW! presents and that was just fine. we had a fantastic meal at our local DuClaw Brewery.

And for those who celebrate: Happy Easter! Blessed Passover!

And for those who don't Have a great Sunday!

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Wishing Kinch a Very Happy Birthday!

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emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Happy Birthday, Kinch!! Woo Hoo!!!!

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Happy birthday Kinch!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
Hope it's a great one doll!

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Today is.....

NATIONAL HAIKU POETRY DAY

so I wrote a haiku:

celebrate with me
many years ago was I
born upon this date

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Tina hugs to you. Hi to everyone!

Today is my last full day of being 60. Hmmmm...

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I am so sorry that you're feeling blue Tina, this has definitely been the craziest Winter/Spring I've ever seen! Right now we're getting the warm temperatures that we don't normally see until August/September, but what we really need is rain!!!! Hang in there, you'll be seeing the sunshine soon!

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I've taken a nose dive, as far as mood, lately. My sinuses are so screwed up, I've been eating like crazy and gaining weight so fast (and I know better, but I just am blue). We got about four inches of wet, heavy snow this morning. I'm so sick of all of it.... emoticon emoticon

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OMG, it's hump day and I don't have a joke...the only joke is on me, I just can't shake this stupid sinus stuff. Last week I was so tired and felt so yucky and run down, stuffy, runny nose, congestion, etc. Felt like a horrible cold. It's still going on, now into the second week. I have an appointment with an allergist the first or second week of May. Hopefully we'll find something out and be able to control this stuff.

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Lisa, Hotel Cozumel & Resort is also very close to town, actually on the edge, so is really close for walking anywhere in town. The shops and town square aren't far. I like that feature. I love walking, and it's nice not to have to take a cab anywhere from the hotel.

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You got it Kinch!
Good luck!

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emoticon @ Walking Eagle!

Job interview tomorrow, please keep the positive thoughts and prayers coming my way. emoticon

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And this is to celebrate "Hump Day"! My bad emoticon but lets make it a good one!

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Hey Ron, sounds like a great bunch of friends. The same is pretty much with us too, most of the friends we have grown close to are all friends we met because of diving.

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It's joke day I do not have one to share BooHoo! But I will post this bit about our ex premier here in Quebec cause she is a joke. Not sure if you get some news about what has been happening here about our election this past Monday but so happy at the way things turned out.

"Quebec Premier Pauline Marois attended the Assembly of First Nations annual Summer Meeting. Marois said she wasn’t there to speak to the chiefs but to listen.Then she spoke for almost two hours on her success of bringing the Charter of Values into the hearts of the Quebec people and how in many ways that this was going to help the First Nations people.
At the conclusion of her speech, the crowd cheered wildly and then the head of The First Nations Band presented her with a plaque inscribed with her new Indian name – Walking Eagle.
A very proud and pleased Pauline then departed in her motorcade, waving to the crowds. A news reporter from CBC later asked one of the Indians how they came to select the new name given to Pauline Marois.They explained that Walking Eagle is the name given to a bird so full of $hit that it can no longer fly."


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No problem Tina. I'm really fortunate the way things worked out with my diving. I won my first trip to Cozumel, which led to a couple very close friendships, added another couple and voila - a great group of friends. We dive together warm and especially cold water. We alternate between our houses and have dinners together, we're going to DEMA and Disney land together this fall. It's awesome! I too insist on diving with my own gear - I wouldn't have it any other way!
"BTW Tina, it's not only hump day tomorrow but also joke day here in the lounge!
BTW part 2. I hate (well not really!) to rub it in but were expecting weather in Salem, Oregon to be sunny and seventy tomorrow! Umm, that would be the third day this week too! Loving spring so far!
Hope your all having a great week!
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TINA: Thanks for the info. I'm a no-frills kinda gal so it sounds perfect. Also, I'm the only diver so if we went with another couple I would want them to be entertained while I'm off diving. I know what you mean about trusting your own gear. A couple of years ago we took a Carnival Cruise to Catalina and Ensenada. While in Catalina I booked a guided dive and only brought my own mask, snorkel, gloves, booties, fins and reg (didn't want to lug a wet wetsuit and bc back onto the ship) and felt a bit uncomfortable with the rented bc. It was just different.

RON: Wow, that house sounds awesome! But I don't think I even know 8 other people to share a place like that with. I think I'll stick an all-inclusive place for now. I'll check out Scuba Club as well.

Happy Tuesday everyone.....tomorrow is Hump Dayyyyyy!

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Happy Tuesday back at ya Ron and everyone.

Actually I never dove with Martin. We always stayed at the Occidental Grand and dove a lot with Dive Palancar and a couple of others over the years. Plus with staying on that end of the island is that you are a skip and a hop from most dive sites. I heard that Dive Palancar is no longer there after so many years and that Pro Dive took over.

Ron that was a sweet deal on that rental!

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Happy Tuesday morning all,

Lisa, you may also want to check out Scuba Club, sounds like they're on par with Hotel Cozumel. A one week stay all inclusive is about 1k per person. Last November a group of 4 couples along with my daughter and another one of the couples daughters rented a house and set up our dives with Dive with Martin - it was an AWESOME trip! The house had 5 huge bedroom-suites, two living areas, two kitchens our own private pool and the cost was $2200 for the week - that's $220 per person! If your interested let me know and I can send you pics and house info. I think Mich has also used Dive with Martin too. Theyre great.

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Lisa, I have been to Hotel Cozumel in the past, and it is a nice place to stay. It's not real fancy (at least it wasn't all the years ago that I was there), but there is plenty to eat and drink, and the dive shop is right there. They have a big pool, too. I bring all my own gear, they supply the tanks and weights. They do have rental gear, but I prefer to use my own, since I have it serviced and know my own equipment and trust it more than rental stuff. I'm looking forward to going back since it's been so long since I've been there. I can't wait to see the changes. When I was there before they had no lockers, so it will be nice now that they do for the dive gear. I'll let you know how it is when I get back. September is still a long way away!


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TINA: I was just checking out Hotel Cozumel and it looks pretty awesome, I wish I could join you. Please let us all know how it is, I'd like to keep them on my radar for my next vacation. I've never done an actual "dive vacation", do you bring all your own gear or just basics like mask, snorkel & regulator?

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That's right, I was in Curacao several years ago. I forgot. I never left the resort we were at, just did diving the entire time, and wasn't impressed. Our beach at the resort was small but ok, but I don't know about the rest of the island.

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Yeah Dom republic. Been there so long ago I totally forgot .
Resort hotels there are huge. Some really nice places there now and some have casino.
But the big places have shuttles to take u around the resort or to the beach.
I would hate that so ask alot if questions if u decide on that.

Pretty sure Tina was in Curaçao,again snorher dive destination .

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Thanks for the suggestions so far.

Tina, I would LOVE to join you, but my current job situation means I'm really focusing on having enough for the big celebration.

Has anyone been to the Dom Republic or Curacao?

Chem and I are pretty much in agreement when it comes to destinations, we like warm to hot weather, beaches, good food and dancing with occasional gambling. So that only leaves a few places, right? emoticon

This last one was in Ocean City, MD. Our suite overlooked the Atlantic and there were the typical things to do in the hotel; there was a hot tub IN OUR ROOM and there was a small but adequate casino about 10 minutes from the hotel. The only thing missing was a great dance venue, but, hey, there were all the other things so we really enjoyed ourselves.

So if anyone knows of a place like that, I will definitely jump on tripadvisor and check'em out.

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Nice Tina! Would love to join you but we are pretty much stuck with taking vacations last 2 wks of July in our biz.

Kinch both Australia and Hawaii sound like great places, although never been. Ron made to to Hawaii a awhile back. I am sure he can chime in.

If you want a fun laid back Caribbean beach holiday then maybe Jamaica. It being your 25th you could splurge on a fancy Sandals resort for a romantic get-a-away.
I love the vibe in Jamaica and we had the best time when we were there a couple of yrs ago.
It could be pure indulgence at some of these Sandals resort. Some are more fancy than others so you can pick what make you comfortable.

Other places I went before diving & Cozumel took over Cuba, quite a few times, St. Croix Virgin Islands many years ago and Antiqua. All very quiet for a relaxed beach vacation.
Or you can do a European jaunt to Tuscany or south of France to explore great food and wines. So many options, just up to what and how busy you want to be for the time you have planned.

Will be fun planning !


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Kinch, looks like we both sent messages at the same time. Anyway, the places I've been lately were either mostly dive only places (Bonaire), or would not be fun beach places because of the sand fleas (Roatan, Utila). So, I'm interested to hear what others have to say, too!


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My next trip will be to Cozumel the end of September (20-27 I think). I'm going with my friend, Sandy. She's never been there. We'll be staying at Hotel Cozumel & Resort (all inclusive and cheap!). It would be great if some of you all could be there the same time so we could finally meet in person!

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Hi, Mich, sorry to hear about Cozumel.

Tonight I want to 'pretty-up' our tax paperwork, sign it and get it out the door tomorrow am. After that IT'S HOUSE/OFFICE CLEANING TIME! I've really been SOOOOO delinquent, what I tolerated before is now DIE, MESS, DIE!!

Then it's emoticon rehearsal on Sun.

Meantime, hot off the tail of our 23rd anniversary, I've decided some things about the big 25 in 2 years: I want a big party with all the family and friends in MD, then take off somewhere with a beach for 7-10 days. You guys have been to so many wonderful places, got any suggestions? Yeah, I know, I ask this question a lot, but can you help me again with this? Diving not required, but snorkeling would be great.

Chem is talking Australia, but I think the flight would take any fun out of it; and I understand it's expensive. I've also talked about Hawai'i, but there's so many choices there I wouldn't know where to begin.

Anyway, help.

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Hey gang!

Great to see you back Kinch! Lol from one cougar to another my double nickel came and went 1.5 yrs ago.
Sorry about all the stuff going on and DD not making it any easier. But awesome news on dropping 20 lbs! emoticon

Ron, great pics. I was finally able to see them this time! OMG that joke is too much and you are so brave for posting it here with all us females.

Tobi, hope you have a great time in Roatan! Lucky girl!

Hi Lisa!

Tina when is your next warm water vacation? So cool that you can get 2 dive vacations back to back.

We will NOT be going to Cozumel this summer unless things change last minute. Major BUMMER. But we have so much going on here and with the house it is an expense that is not justified right now. :(
Well, we will finally get to enjoy our pool this summer if we get a summer.

Hope you all have great plans for the weekend! I will be busy at my mom's house tomorrow doing more clearing out, then shop with T for some light fixtures for the bathroom. have not found anything I liked so far and the lighting in there is bad with old fixtures still hanging from the ceiling.

And the beat goes on.....




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Ah hahahahahahahahha!!!!! OMG, I can't breathe...........
Really, I can't, I have the most horrendous cold or allergies or something....

Let's see, this weekend, I will be spending hours doing paperwork for our square dance club (I'm the President), my DH and I have Round Dance lessons for six hours on Saturday (can you say "what a looooong day"?!?!?!), and I'm not sure about Sunday yet....hopefully resting...

How about you?

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OK, it's DEFINITELY time to change the subject:

What'cha doin' this weekend?

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Ron, that reminds me of something Ruth Gordon said in one of her movies:

(someone says that they are going to divorce their husband)

Divorce?! In my religion we don't divorce them, we stay married to them UNTIL THEY'RE DEAD.



Edited by: KINCH417 at: 4/4/2014 (10:39)
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All right, with a mostly women cast in here I'm really stepping in it now. (Good thing my DW doesn't follow this!!!)

Hey Kinch! Do you why husbands are the first to die?


We want to!!!!! ;)

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