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Old 11-29-2013, 11:53 AM   #14971
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Just finished doing the hand washable stuff from yesterday. Pots, pans, etc. The rack the turkey roasted on is now soaking in the sink to make it easier to get the crud off.
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Old 11-29-2013, 12:13 PM   #14972
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Not sure what I want to do but know there's plenty I should be doing.

All the housecleaning and most of the laundry has been done and out on the line. Just have one more load to put into the washer.

I pulled out my bag of Christmas cards yesterday with my address list and list of folks we exchange cards with. I probably should get to work on those. Only a couple of dozen but I always like to get our cards done and out by the first week of December.

Still have doll clothes to finish and more to make, which doesn't take very long for me. So much quicker and easier than making "big people" duds. I want to knit some outfits, too. I do that while we watch TV in the evenings.

I should also take inventory of what we'll need for our upcoming trip to see some of the grandchildren, but that's a while off and I can delay doing that.

Hmmmm. What to do? What to do? What to do?

One thing's for certain...I won't have to cook tonight. Wonder why?!
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Old 11-29-2013, 12:30 PM   #14973
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SO is off with her son and DIL to shop for a Christmas tree. She is going to use it outside for a decoration with lighted presents in front of the condo. I just finished cleaning the stove.

I may just be getting too old for this crap. I was exhausted yesterday and promptly fell asleep when my family left. Of course my step son and his wife were out before I was.
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Old 11-29-2013, 12:55 PM   #14974
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What's going up outside, Andy, real or fake?
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Old 11-29-2013, 01:03 PM   #14975
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Just finished straining the broth made from the turkey carcass.

In the morning, after it cools, I will use some to make a small pot of soup and freeze the rest.
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Old 11-29-2013, 01:29 PM   #14976
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Just sitting here at work going over contract renewals when I suddenly realised...... I can do this at home. Now.......where's my coat.
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Old 11-29-2013, 01:45 PM   #14977
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What's going up outside, Andy, real or fake?

Real. They came back with a 3'-4' tree already in a stand. We put it in a 5 gallon bucket with sand to stabilize it and put it up on a little metal table. She's out there putting on the lights right now. I'm not allowed to participate except to figure out why it doesn't work when she tries to turn it on.
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Old 11-29-2013, 02:03 PM   #14978
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I just got off the phone with The Pirate. He was right behind an accident on I93 and stopped. An 18 wheeler clipped a car, spun it around and it flew into a concrete abutment. The driver was hurt, but the elderly woman in the back was in bad shape. She had been pushed down under the back of the front seat. The Pirate had to force doors open to get to her. He said you could see she had a broken hip. A nurse showed up and between them and others that stopped got her stabilized. She had a nasty gash on her head and asked someone for a clean white napkin. Then gave them instructions on how to open it without contamination. There is more to the story, but he kept her from going into shock by demanding a man give over his coast to keep her warm. When the FD arrived they complimented him. The stupid State Trooper came back with the remark, "At least you don't have any outstanding warrants." Two women seriously hurt and they are worried about warrants? They never did offer to help with the victims, only the accident and how it happened. And if my son had any outstanding warrants. Sounds about right for our State Police. Gotta get that collar no matter what! The female Statie didn't like it when the local cop told her to get out of the way, she wasn't helping the victims any. And then they wonder why folks don't like to get involved. Both victims were air lifted to a hospital in Boston. And a couple for the victims.
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Old 11-29-2013, 03:31 PM   #14979
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Real. They came back with a 3'-4' tree already in a stand. We put it in a 5 gallon bucket with sand to stabilize it and put it up on a little metal table. She's out there putting on the lights right now. I'm not allowed to participate except to figure out why it doesn't work when she tries to turn it on.
Interesting. I've never seen a display like that.
You'll have to share a night time pic once it's all set up, snowy and everything. And you have the lights figured out
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Old 11-29-2013, 03:50 PM   #14980
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Interesting. I've never seen a display like that.
You'll have to share a night time pic once it's all set up, snowy and everything. And you have the lights figured out
My in-laws did that when they lived in a small mobile home in Florida. When it's inside, there's lots of room under the table for presents
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