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Old 09-19-2012, 01:26 PM   #5661
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Well, I won't be making any international calls, that is for sure. I am lucky to know my next door neighbor. The only foreign country I may call is Canada. And those calls are free. Yes, I am one of those Americans who remember that Canada is not a part of America. It is a separate country and a foreign one at that. Different type of goverment, sometimes different language. I just may give Gmail phone service a try. I will have my son set it up for me. Oh dear. Another phone number to memorize. I have really gotten lazy trying to remember phone numbers. Anytime soneone asks for a phone number, my answer is usually, "Memory 9". Or what ever number I have it entered on my phone. Thanks for the reply.
I don't remember setting up anything. I just click the phone icon and dial the number or enter the contact's name and choose the number I want to dial. I don't get incoming calls though. I don't think that is available in Canada yet.
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Old 09-19-2012, 03:56 PM   #5662
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So I am in the midle of measuring out the dry ingredients for the chocolate cookies. Bam! I get hit with a dry heaves attack. Just what I need. Everything comes to a stop. I go back after about a half hour passes. Now lets see. Where was I? Oh yeah. Fortunately I remembered where I left off.

I don't know what brings on these stupid dry heaves. But they always come at a bad time.
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Old 09-19-2012, 05:15 PM   #5663
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Just got home, and we have no water! They're digging a new well for our subdivision. Hope it's up and running soon....

Oh, and I just realized I missed today's National Talk Like a Pirate Day! AAARRRGGHH!
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Old 09-19-2012, 05:20 PM   #5664
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Just got home, and we have no water! They're digging a new well for our subdivision. Hope it's up and running soon....

Oh, and I just realized I missed today's National Talk Like a Pirate Day! AAARRRGGHH!
Well, shiver me timbers Dawg. A walk on the plank for ye. But give the lad a bit of grog first.
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:59 PM   #5665
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I'm sitting here trying to come up with recipe ideas for all the goodies I bought today. I've got lump crab, scallops, oysters, baby shrimp (shelled) and large shrimp (tail on), a pork sirloin roast and a bag of chicken legs.

I got crazy with the cheeses too: Jarlsberg, Swiss, Asiago, sharp cheddar block, a cup of spreadable cheddar and Gruyere.
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:17 PM   #5666
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I use the Gmail phone service occasionally. Sometimes the sound quality is good, other times, not so much. It worked fine when I was calling my sister in Denmark. Their international long distance rates are quite good. It is also handy for calling some (800) numbers - the ones that aren't accessible from a Canadian phone.
Good news. My son went to set it up for me and lo and behold, I already had an account for the phone. Son #2 was here one day last year. I remember he mentioned the Gmail phone. But I showed no interest and felt I didn't need it. Without my knowledge, he went ahead and set it up for me. So I already had a phone number. We tried it out tonight. My son sent a call to himself. Sure enough his cell phone rang. I was standing a couple of feet from the computer and I started to talk to him. It picked up my voice that far away. I am in business. I now can make calls from my computer and save my minutes on my cell phone.
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:34 PM   #5667
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That's great Addie. The wonders of modern technology.
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Old 09-19-2012, 10:44 PM   #5668
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So I am in the midle of measuring out the dry ingredients for the chocolate cookies. Bam! I get hit with a dry heaves attack. Just what I need. Everything comes to a stop. I go back after about a half hour passes. Now lets see. Where was I? Oh yeah. Fortunately I remembered where I left off.

I don't know what brings on these stupid dry heaves. But they always come at a bad time.
Addie, I would bet you're much like I am. Certain times and certain smells can make me run for a bowl or a potty as fast as I can. I do this sometimes in the mornings if I have much to eat after 6 at night. But smells they get me without my realizing it. Chocolate does it raw eggs, things like that oow chicken yuk.
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Old 09-19-2012, 11:08 PM   #5669
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I am basking in the joy of a new grandchild.

Erica Rose was born a few hours ago. She's welcomed by her mom and dad and 5 brothers. Ah, the testosterone wave has been broken!

She was 10 lb., 2 oz., 21 inches long and everyone is doing splendidly!!!!

I knew all along the baby was going to be a girl and squirreled away all sorts of "girlie" things. Mom and dad didn't want to know until the arrival day so they got their surprise.

I can't imagine how intimidating little Erica's boyfriends will be when they want to take her out. Five brothers to check him out....whew! One thing's for sure, she'll be a tough little cookie.
Well,well,well something else we have in common. You a granddaughter Erica Rose and me a daughter Erica Lynn. aren't they special? Congratulations and welcome to the Ma family, I know 5 brothers my Erica just had 2 brothers and a little sister who was worse than the boys Hugs and all the good things to you,Glenn, the new mommy and daddy.and all those precious children.
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Old 09-19-2012, 11:25 PM   #5670
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I'm sitting here trying to come up with recipe ideas for all the goodies I bought today. I've got lump crab, scallops, oysters, baby shrimp (shelled) and large shrimp (tail on), a pork sirloin roast and a bag of chicken legs.

I got crazy with the cheeses too: Jarlsberg, Swiss, Asiago, sharp cheddar block, a cup of spreadable cheddar and Gruyere.
Z, may I suggest a nice fish cioppino with part of the shellfish I love it myself and I have a pretty good recipe for it, if you'd like it. Also a shrimp salad sandwich a friend gave me. Last night i did a half of a pork tenderloin, I put it in a baking dish, put on salt and pepper then I poured over a sauted skillet filled with sliced apples,about a stick of better,1/4 of a red onion sliced thin and a cup of brown sugar, baked til meat was done then sliced it and DH ate the whole thing!!! I got one bite. Good thing I made a pot of baby red potatoes, mashed them with some butter and garlic and the rest of the Gorgonzola crumbles I also sliced up some cubenelle sweet peppers and fried them and a small eggplant from the yard. Dinner was good so I'm told
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