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Old 05-27-2008, 11:52 AM   #31
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Katie you make me want a big front porch so bad!
All I have is some concrete steps. :(
You're right Suzie, a front porch is awesome. I'm lucky enough to have a big one like KatieE and we are out there most evenings. Until you can get one built (or move), do you have a patio? You can set your patio up to function like a porch with a big market umbrella or two and some rocking chairs or other comfortable chairs.
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Old 05-27-2008, 11:57 AM   #32
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We do have a large patio in back with a roof covering most of it, and a large yard to stare at, but I like to sit on the front steps and watch a car every 15 min go by or wave to people taking a walk. There's just something about sitting in front I guess!!!!!
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Old 05-27-2008, 12:02 PM   #33
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We do have a large patio in back with a roof covering most of it, and a large yard to stare at, but I like to sit on the front steps and watch a car every 15 min go by or wave to people taking a walk. There's just something about sitting in front I guess!!!!!
You're not using binoculars when doing this, are you?
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Old 05-27-2008, 05:30 PM   #34
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It has been a hot and humid day and it just started to shower. I went outside on the screened in porch, to smell the wonderful fragrance of rain and to feel the cooler air , felt so refreshing.
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Old 05-27-2008, 05:35 PM   #35
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One of my customers brought me a walleye filet an hour ago
I haven't had walleye for years, since when I used to fish. He caught this over by Toledo yesterday. It will be eaten tomorrow, as the dock people (charter fishing) filet and freeze.
This is truly an unexpected pleasure... and it's food related
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Old 05-27-2008, 06:24 PM   #36
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I've reconected with so many old friends thru classmates site it is unbelivable. Oh, what fun.
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Old 05-27-2008, 06:43 PM   #37
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Susie, no front steps here. In Jersey we called it a stoop.
I only have 3 steps to my front door (up 8' above sea level), so I tie the weiner dog to a long line and he digs for lizzards. Makes me laugh every time. He's full of sand, nose covered, tail wagging to beat the band, and he's conquered his world.
Then he gets a bath, Da Du Dum Dum Da! "but mommie I don't want to", and then prances around like he owns the world!
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Old 05-28-2008, 08:38 PM   #38
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As usual this time of the year and this time of the day, Buck and I are sitting on our big front porch. Our almost 3-month-old kittens are having a blast playing in the grass and "trying" to climb trees.

A few minutes ago all 4 of the kittens seemed to be having a pow wow in the center of the yard. They were quite intent on the "thing" that was the subject of their curiosity.

Lo and behold, there was a large turtle sashaying across the yard. Just moseying along. Looked a lot like a WWI helmet hovering over the grass. He was big...overall, bigger than a dinner plate. Not intimidated by anyone or anything. Just going on his way.

The kittens lost interest and Mr. Turtle carried on through the yard.
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Old 05-28-2008, 09:31 PM   #39
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Katie, I had a similar turtle experience last summer with my two little dogs, Harley and Lola. Heard this commotion in the back yard, looked out over the deck and there are the dogs, barking their heads off at a box turtle that was unfortunate enough to enter "their" yard! One was barking at its front end, one at the back. They were trying to figure out what this was. They harassed it so badly that I had to go pick it up and place it outside the fence, at the woods. As I was carrying it, it stuck its head out and looked right at me; I could swear it was smiling....
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Cute, shortchef. and Katie E.
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