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Old 09-15-2015, 06:58 PM   #24091
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What are you doing?

Canadian cigs are something like $15 a pack!
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Old 09-15-2015, 08:14 PM   #24092
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Wow! How do people afford it?!
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Old 09-15-2015, 08:17 PM   #24093
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Just chilling on the sofa. My store and about 100 around me are going through major remodels. I'm being sent all over to do cakes, so every day I'm making a ton, only to go back to my store and have to do a ton more because I've been gone. I could work 7 days a week if I wanted to, but um...no.

Vacation starts Friday, and I'm really looking forward to it. Just got a call today from the district manager that she needs me to do cakes in another store for an important visitor, the day that I return from vacation, we have other people that we contract for things like this, but my district manager likes what I do, so she calls me. Well, it is job security, so I'm not complaining.
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Old 09-15-2015, 08:47 PM   #24094
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May I ask why milkweed, TinLizzie?

Is it a component of a butterfly/bee garden?
Yes - it's the host plant for Monarch butterflies, who are losing habitat through big farming and suburbs. The eggs are laid on milkweeds, which are the only thing their caterpillars can eat. They won't eat anything else -- if there's worry about other plants.
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Old 09-15-2015, 08:55 PM   #24095
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Sorry, guys - I should have gone back a few pages; missed your comments on Monarchs. Three cheers for the Ogress and her new garden!
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Old 09-15-2015, 09:10 PM   #24096
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Hi all...

We got back from our Western Canadian trip late last night and it's wine time before dinner tonight. The suitcases can wait until later as my already gimpy bum knee took a terrible sprain the night before we left, so today it was time to get X rays of the damage. I can barely walk and will see the Dr. Thurs. The good news is it didn't happen at the start of the trip. Now that would have been terrible! Always look on the bright side.

We had perfect sunny weather with mild temps, the vistas of the Rocky Mountains, and the rest of the trip were worthy of my signature quote. What a remarkable part of this beautiful world! Steve\SousChef is already working on this trip story and pictures for our website, Travels Around the World With Steve & Kathy
and I'll let you know when it's complete.

It's always good to be home. East,West, home's always best.
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Old 09-15-2015, 09:36 PM   #24097
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Canadian cigs are something like $15 a pack!
Where? I pay about $8 for a pack of 25.
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Old 09-15-2015, 09:39 PM   #24098
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Demand for cigarettes has gone down a lot over the years, which increases prices. It's not difficult to grow tobacco, but it's not as profitable as it used to be, so growers have converted much of that farmland to other crops, or sold it for development.

I quit smoking in 1990. Haven't wanted a cigarette in many years.
It's still plenty profitable to grow tobacco. They just sell it to the third world.

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Old 09-15-2015, 09:48 PM   #24099
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Hi all...

We got back from our Western Canadian trip late last night and it's wine time before dinner tonight. The suitcases can wait until later as my already gimpy bum knee took a terrible sprain the night before we left, so today it was time to get X rays of the damage. I can barely walk and will see the Dr. Thurs. The good news is it didn't happen at the start of the trip. Now that would have been terrible! Always look on the bright side.

We had perfect sunny weather with mild temps, the vistas of the Rocky Mountains, and the rest of the trip were worthy of my signature quote. What a remarkable part of this beautiful world! Steve\SousChef is already working on this trip story and pictures for our website, Travels Around the World With Steve & Kathy
and I'll let you know when it's complete.

It's always good to be home. East,West, home's always best.
Welcome home! I'm glad to hear you two had such a wonderful trip - western Canada is spectacular. (I've never been to eastern CA but I'm sure it's gorgeous, too!) Sorry to hear about your knee Kay, but as you say it's a good thing it wasn't at the beginning of the trip. Take care of that knee, and looking forward to reading about your trip and seeing pics!
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Welcome back, Kayelle and Souschef!
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