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Old 04-12-2015, 03:13 PM   #4151
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Jury duty tomorrow.......bummer..... Hopefully it'll be just tomorrow only. :)
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Old 04-12-2015, 04:28 PM   #4152
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Just found we will be losing an over 30 foot pine tree in our back yard. It has to be cut down because it is dying. So sad.
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Old 04-12-2015, 04:36 PM   #4153
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Just found we will be losing an over 30 foot pine tree in our back yard. It has to be cut down because it is dying. So sad.

I totally understand, JoAnn. It always breaks my heart when we lose a tree. We lost a Colorado blue spruce a couple years ago that was Rockefeller Center Christmas worthy. It snapped in a storm when we were gone on vacation.
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Old 04-12-2015, 04:41 PM   #4154
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I totally understand, JoAnn. It always breaks my heart when we lose a tree. We lost a Colorado blue spruce a couple years ago that was Rockefeller Center Christmas worthy. It snapped in a storm when we were gone on vacation.
These last few years in our neighborhood the Blue Spruce are also dying. I wonder what is wrong, they are so beautiful.
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These last few years in our neighborhood the Blue Spruce are also dying. I wonder what is wrong, they are so beautiful.
Spruce beetles?
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Old 04-12-2015, 10:46 PM   #4156
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Spruce beetles?
Gee, I'm not really sure. I know years ago our city lost tons of Elm tree to a Dutch Elm Disease.
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Old 04-13-2015, 09:38 AM   #4157
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Jury duty tomorrow.......bummer..... Hopefully it'll be just tomorrow only. :)
Thankfully I no longer have to do jury duty. I have a medical exemption and those over 70 can legally opt out without stating reason other than age.

I got called once and it was for out in Greenfield. That is near the border to New York. I called the number to asked if I could get paid for travel expenses and did the court have handicap access. The man asked me where I live. When I told him, it dawned on him it was for the wrong county and I couldn't have been further from any point in the state. I was immediately excused. In this state your call for jury duty is supposed to be "One trial, one day." Unless of course you end up on the Hernandez jury. Or the Marathon Bomber trial.

I just love being old and handicapped.
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My DIL is on call for Federal jury duty. It is in a city about 1 1/2 hours away from where she lives. You are on call for 3 months. She had to drive in some pretty bad weather this winter to get there.
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Just found we will be losing an over 30 foot pine tree in our back yard. It has to be cut down because it is dying. So sad.
They are beautiful trees. There was a huge Blue Spruce not too far from where I lived in Tacoma. Every time I walked by it, I would stop and stare at it.

I don't know what kind of tree Nova Scotia sends us every year for Christmas, but it is always a stunning, beautiful one. We have great relations with Canada. But for some reason, we really love the Maritimes of Canada. On 9/11 the people helped those stranded by the event, that couldn't get back across the border and home.
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They are beautiful trees. There was a huge Blue Spruce not too far from where I lived in Tacoma. Every time I walked by it, I would stop and stare at it.

I don't know what kind of tree Nova Scotia sends us every year for Christmas, but it is always a stunning, beautiful one. We have great relations with Canada. But for some reason, we really love the Maritimes of Canada. On 9/11 the people helped those stranded by the event, that couldn't get back across the border and home.
That was in Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador, wasn't it? For reasons that I don't really understand, Newfoundland and Larbrador (one province) is not considered to be one of the Maritime Provinces. It is grouped with the Maritime Provinces under the name, "Atlantic Canada".
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