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flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 31, 2012
8:34 AM

Post #9371280

Coming from here
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1290909/

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luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

December 31, 2012
8:38 AM

Post #9371284

And may it be a good year for ALL of us...

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

December 31, 2012
8:41 AM

Post #9371286

Yes, hoping a happy and healthy year for all

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 31, 2012
12:26 PM

Post #9371471

Happy New Year!!

http://www.jacquielawson.com/viewcard.asp?code=3945640495412&source=jl999

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

December 31, 2012
12:56 PM

Post #9371501

That was nice!!
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

December 31, 2012
1:47 PM

Post #9371565

Happy New Year to all my buddies!!!!!

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

December 31, 2012
3:17 PM

Post #9371647

Thanks for the New Years clocks, Victor. That would be a nice lodge for a quiet New Years celebration.

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

December 31, 2012
4:18 PM

Post #9371703

Love those cards, Victor. Thank you very much.

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

December 31, 2012
4:20 PM

Post #9371705

Happy New Year!

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

December 31, 2012
4:39 PM

Post #9371736

Thanks, Victor. Love it!

Happy New Year, everyone!

Karen

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 31, 2012
4:47 PM

Post #9371742

You're all very welcome!

For those of you in the 50+ club, HEEEELLLLLLLPPPPPP!!! Just hours to go before I join you and the uncontrollable sobbing has begun...:-)

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

December 31, 2012
4:58 PM

Post #9371756

Too bad young man. Try the over 70 club.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

December 31, 2012
4:59 PM

Post #9371759

I was just going to mention someone would be joining me in the 50's club as of midnight. :-)
Happy Early Birthday Victor and WELCOME to the 50's!!!!!
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

December 31, 2012
5:36 PM

Post #9371795

Not bad at all!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 31, 2012
5:38 PM

Post #9371797

Glad to hear! Thanks.

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

December 31, 2012
5:44 PM

Post #9371803

I'll be joining you at the end of March, Victor. Boohoo!!!!!

Karen

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

December 31, 2012
5:46 PM

Post #9371806

Condolences, Karen. :-)

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

December 31, 2012
8:13 PM

Post #9371907

Welcome to the club Victor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

December 31, 2012
9:07 PM

Post #9371936

poor baby victor!

Happy New Year! Lots of firecrackers around here.

(For a cute video try The Peterson Brothers "Farming and I Know It" , parody of Sexy and i know it.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48H7zOQrX3U

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

January 1, 2013
3:16 AM

Post #9372002

I watched the Clemson--LSU football game last night. Not caring who won, the FG as time ran out by Clemson was very exciting. Now if Wisconsin could beat Stamford (which I doubt) it would really be exciting.

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

January 1, 2013
3:36 AM

Post #9372009

I'm in your club, Iris! So happy to have company here.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 1, 2013
3:37 AM

Post #9372010

50 wasnt bad.I couldnt figure out what all the moaning was about.
I'm with IrisMA.
Over 70 is not fun.Krap happens and as soon as you have surgery or add meds to fix a problem,a new one starts.The problem is I keep waiting for the fixes to return me to normal but after 77 years I realize that isnt going to happen.
Loosing ground since 68.
No more gloom only cheerfulness.
Happy NewYear

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

January 1, 2013
3:47 AM

Post #9372014

We are at the new normal.

Surprised that it is 34° this time of day. Perhaps some snow will melt off the driveway so not so scary walking to the car. It's a gravel driveway & the plow leaves patches of frozen snow.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 1, 2013
4:08 AM

Post #9372019

Ohhh yes those icy spots.I also drive my car to the mailbox because the plow doesnt get close enough.There is too far a reach without loosing my balance.
I pretty much stay inside.Its the warmest its going to be here today.Temps falling and snow again the add to the 29 inches so far in Dec.

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

January 1, 2013
6:12 AM

Post #9372084

welcome to the club, Victor. I didn't find it that bad.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 1, 2013
8:22 AM

Post #9372211

all downhill now victor... :)

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 1, 2013
9:03 AM

Post #9372260

Guess it's better than the alternative!
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 1, 2013
9:54 AM

Post #9372299

That's what I say, I'm thankful for everyone I get! Happy Birthday Victor!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 1, 2013
10:28 AM

Post #9372326

Thanks, Deb!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 1, 2013
10:33 AM

Post #9372329

Looking forward to really getting back to the garden this year. Last two years have been busts for me. Not only cleaning things up, but now that I lost the big blue spruce, I have a new area to work on. A few other smaller areas as well. Will continue the shrub or small tree approach.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 1, 2013
11:03 AM

Post #9372367

There are times I wish I had included more shrubs.I cant wait to see how your new areas turn out.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 1, 2013
11:26 AM

Post #9372406

My friend asked which one this one might be.. Anyone know from the photo?

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victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 1, 2013
12:38 PM

Post #9372477

I see that for sale every Christmas. Trying to remember.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 1, 2013
12:40 PM

Post #9372485

Anyone into resolutions?? Never have been myself.

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

January 1, 2013
12:43 PM

Post #9372488

No resolutions here, just try to be a better person than last year.

Allison is it 'Norfolk Island Pine'? I always see them for sale at Christmas.

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

January 1, 2013
1:00 PM

Post #9372506

A truly Happy Birthday, Victor. Our grandaughter's birthday is tomorrow. She will be 11. Very close after Christmas & I'm sure you had the same problem as a kid. Luckily she is very happy with books, so we mailed those.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 1, 2013
1:12 PM

Post #9372514

Yes, I did. Everyone was tapped out!

Thank you.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

January 1, 2013
1:38 PM

Post #9372531

Ronnie I think your right, Norfolk Pine is what it is...pretty sure.

DGD shares Victor's B-Day, she's 14 today, :-)

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victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 1, 2013
1:49 PM

Post #9372537

Happy Birthday to her!! She is turning into a beautiful young lady!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

January 1, 2013
1:57 PM

Post #9372543

Thanks...and Yes, im scared LOL

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 1, 2013
1:58 PM

Post #9372546

Keep all the guys around. With guns.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 1, 2013
2:02 PM

Post #9372549

She is really a beauty! Let's hope sports are more important to her than the boys...fat chance, I know...Hope all of you have a great New Year...

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

January 1, 2013
6:11 PM

Post #9372712

Hunter is so pretty Celeste!

Glad all the holiday stuff is over and back to somewhat of a routine.

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 1, 2013
9:19 PM

Post #9372870

Great Sexy And I Know It parody, Sally! I love it! I really love watching parodies of popular songs, movies, TV shows. For all you Walking Dead fans out there, here's my favorite parody of that show: http://youtu.be/4VKHZDwfY6k

Happy Birthday to you DGD, Celeste!

Karen

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 1, 2013
10:38 PM

Post #9372894

Glad you liked it nuts. I wasted time with Al Yankovic last night too.

I loved the Walking Dead Xmas!- bookmarked for DH and son.

victor, now really, you should be sorry for your wife, now she has to sleep with a 50 yr old dude??

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 2, 2013
3:09 AM

Post #9372922

thanks guys
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

January 2, 2013
7:40 AM

Post #9373060

Poor Mrs. Victor - maybe she can trade down for 2, 25 year olds!

My 50's were great. Not talking about the 60's - will wait until they are over for retrospective comment. :)

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

January 2, 2013
10:59 AM

Post #9373227

Enjoy the 60s. I was looking forward to 68 & forgot to enjoy all of 67. I have not & will not make that mistake again.
Sofonisba
Beacon, NY
(Zone 7a)

January 2, 2013
1:41 PM

Post #9373335

Happy Birthday Victor!
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

January 2, 2013
2:07 PM

Post #9373359

luvsgrtdanes wrote:

Allison is it 'Norfolk Island Pine'? I always see them for sale at Christmas.


It looks like a Norfolk Island Pine. They will tolerate 30 - 100 degrees.

schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

January 2, 2013
2:25 PM

Post #9373375

Day #3 with a sick husband. Been pumping OJ & soda to him. He has home made chicken soup. Baked turkey with gravy & stuffing and Oatmeal & rasin cookies (I made). On the other shelf he has Nyquil, Dayquil, Robatussin Cough Sryup, Alkaselzer Plus Cold, Vicks Vapor Rub, Halls & Loudens Cough Drops and of course Nurse Ratched Sherrie. All a sick man could want.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

January 2, 2013
2:26 PM

Post #9373379

Hope he feels better soon Sherrie, sounds like the flu. :(
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

January 2, 2013
2:30 PM

Post #9373381

Hope its only a cold, he is swaying to go to the hospital. Today he seems a tad better. He did get up & around and he did laugh a couple of times. I feel if he makes it through tonight & tomorrow he will be on the mend. We can get back on the kick we dont have doctors or medical insurance,,, nothing.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 2, 2013
2:53 PM

Post #9373398

Thanks, Harp!

Yep - sounds like the flu. That's all I've been hearing! Seems many were sick over the holidays. Sister and BIL have flu now.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 2, 2013
2:54 PM

Post #9373399

What perfect *!#!@&$#-ing timing!!

http://www.livescience.com/25930-name-trouble-aging.html
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

January 2, 2013
3:05 PM

Post #9373415

I cant or could not remember names 20 years ago. How am I supposed to do that now?

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 2, 2013
4:45 PM

Post #9373551

hope he feels better Sherrie... been taking airborne like crazy.. everyone is sick at my stops

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 2, 2013
8:05 PM

Post #9373716

Glad you liked that Walking Dead parody, Sally. Have you checked out any of the Gangnam style parodies? There are some really good ones. I'm yelling you, there are some really creative and talented people out there.

Hope your hubby feels better soon, Sherrie.

Karen

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 2, 2013
8:12 PM

Post #9373722

fingers crossed sherrie.

victor repeat after me : thingamabob, thingamabob, thingamabob...

Karen, I will check them out. Love Gangnam style since we used it in zumba. thanks!

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 2, 2013
8:15 PM

Post #9373725

You're welcome!

Karen

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

January 2, 2013
8:58 PM

Post #9373755

How many times do all walk into a room & forget what you were there for? Fun & games.

Hope that your DH improves quickly Sheri.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

January 3, 2013
2:21 AM

Post #9373822

For those of you who choose not to get the flu shot...don't come to Maine. We have a very high incident of Flu along with whopping cough spreading across the state. A 6 year old little girl died a few weeks ago, the CBC said she indeed had the flu.
It's rare that people die from the flu, rarer still when that person is young and healthy and not elderly and frail. During the 2011-12 flu season, there were only 34 deaths among children under the age of 18 in the entire country, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That was the LOWEST number of pediatric deaths reported during a flu season since records started being kept.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 3, 2013
2:37 AM

Post #9373830

It's going to be OK Victor.Its not that obvious for 20 more years.
By then you will just accept it.I hate to use a cliche' but it is true"you are only as old as you feel".I doubt you will age as fast as some who just quit at 65 and retire their brains and everything else.
We got 3 inches more snow last night.
#1Trellis with lights in the garden
#2 Grill with LED lights under the rails.
#3 Table and chairs w/LED's.SIL's idea.

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ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

January 3, 2013
4:55 AM

Post #9373858

I thought that I was fairly alone with the name recall problem. I find that if I speak a little slower, I might have give myself enough time to come up with the elusive nouns and names. It doesn't always work.

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 3, 2013
5:11 AM

Post #9373871

I made it an issue for DD1 to get her flu shot before going to Mexico. Since she hadn't thought about it we were able to get her shot as well as pills for typhoid and malaria at the Port Authority (called Massport) clinic on New Years Day. Mainly I don't want her bringing the flu to the family she is living with there. Unfortunately, she didn't get it earlier.

So sorry to hear about all the illnesses. Many of the hardest working people in my job have pneumonia. I was often bored during my home vacation over the holidays but rest was a good thing.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 3, 2013
5:37 AM

Post #9373884

I prefer Groucho's line - 'A man is only as old as the woman he feels...'

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 3, 2013
5:38 AM

Post #9373885

Whaaaaaa.That is a good one.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 3, 2013
5:59 AM

Post #9373899

Hoping Jim gets better fast, Sherrie, & that you don't get sick taking care of him. Doug's niece, Sharman, who was a Down's & was diagnosed with Alzheimer's several years ago, passed away yesterday...she had been in the nursing home a year and a half...a blessing, but she was a very spunky person, she worked in Hanover for many years before she was ill, loved to swim, listen to music, dance...I'll be heading up to NH in a few days...

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

January 3, 2013
6:56 AM

Post #9373964

Tough RD, sorry about the death.

I was worried about whooping cough re people not vaccinating their children. My shot was in the 1930s. So I got the shot that is a combination of tetnus & wc. DH says he was stuck so many times before going to Korea (some shots twice because they lost his papers) that he isn't worried.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 3, 2013
7:01 AM

Post #9373968

Sorry to hear, Marilyn.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 3, 2013
7:27 AM

Post #9374008

The flu shot wouldn't have worked anyway this year it's a different strain going around
You do know they have to guess at what strain it's going to be and have a 1 in 3 shot of getting it right? besides I don't want them injecting me or my kids with mercury and formaldehyde
They best way to fight off the flu is naturally, your body builds up resistance once you've had it

Elderberry is wonderful at killing viruses and if it's bacterial, Manuka honey

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

January 3, 2013
8:03 AM

Post #9374055

We, as grandparents and babysitters, were asked by the day care facility to get whooping cough shots because of the recent return of the disease. Seems like the ones given so long ago need to be boosted.

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

January 3, 2013
8:43 AM

Post #9374094

Sorry for your loss Marilyn (((♥)))

Must have been a day for bad news, my niece has been trying to get pregnant for about 3 years, it finally happened after IVF and we were all so happy for her. My brother called yesterday and said there was no longer a heart beat and she was going in for a D&C I feel so sad for her, they want kids so bad. If maybe you can say a small prayer for her I'd appreciate it.

I also found out this morning my sister is officially moving to Tennessee to be with her daughter when her new baby arrives, she won't be coming back...I guess I was in denial and thought it wouldn't happen. I know it's better for her financially in the long run but hate to see it happen. I'm not a big traveller and feel like it's going to be a long time before I see them all again. I don't do to well with change either...not a good start to the new year...

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 3, 2013
8:48 AM

Post #9374100

so sorry RD.. hugs & prayers

I am home sick too.. guess the air borne didn't work :(

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

January 3, 2013
8:54 AM

Post #9374107

The town had a program of flu shots for seniors, so we got ours there. I had heard that this year they got it right & it is the same virus.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 3, 2013
9:14 AM

Post #9374125

Not true, Jen. There are mercury-free flu vaccines. My wife gave us ours. And I have heard the opposite about this year's vaccine - again just the other day - that they were very successful with this year's strains.

This is both scary AND very maddening!

http://miami.cbslocal.com/2013/01/02/study-eco-friendly-light-bulbs-may-put-health-at-risk/
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

January 3, 2013
9:43 AM

Post #9374145

Oh, RD, hugs for the whole family.

Will do, luvs. The heartache they must be feeling now. Maybe you could get someone to go along with you when you visit TN.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 3, 2013
9:50 AM

Post #9374152

On the CF bulbs, it's no wonder since they are ALL made in China. Quality control? Ha! Care about safety, especially Americans'? Yeah right. They better follow up on this. After outlawing incandescents, the onus is on them. LEDs are great, but still way too expensive for home use. The new Philips LED light that resembles an incandescent costs $35!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 3, 2013
9:51 AM

Post #9374155

the spots that I have my bulbs have either a shade or diffuser.. the exposed ones have led bulbs in them.. the only spot that is exposed is the porch light.. the cover wouldn't fit over the bulbs .. but it is very messed up

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 3, 2013
9:52 AM

Post #9374156

believe it or not.. I found the Phillips led bulbs at shop rite for $9.99.. bought a bunch

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 3, 2013
10:03 AM

Post #9374170

Sorry for your loss Robin

Victor you have to specifically request them(highly unlikely doctor's offices stock both types)
week 51 shows widespread outbreak of flu in majority of the states, still trying to find how many got the flu shot by state info

flu shot effectiveness is only 60% for all age groups combined, not great results, will never convince me to get one unless it's effectiveness is over 95%

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 3, 2013
10:10 AM

Post #9374183

I don't think it's the same bulb, Allison. I will get the model.

Jen - if your pediatrician will not honor that request, dump them! As for effectiveness, not one of has ever gotten the flu when we got the shot. I prefer natural and homeopathic approaches too, but sometimes the pharmaceutical way is the best. As for treating the flu once you got it, I am telling you from personal experience that Tamiflu is a miracle. Used it twice. You have to remember how many people die from the flu each year. If your immune system is strong, sure you will eventually get over it, but will be quite sick for a while. Not fun.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 3, 2013
10:29 AM

Post #9374203

ut oh.. I am a liar.. LOL

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victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 3, 2013
10:31 AM

Post #9374205

Here's the one I was referring to.

http://www.usa.lighting.philips.com/lightcommunity/trends/l-prize/lprizeinfo.wpd

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 3, 2013
10:32 AM

Post #9374206

Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006OTAE8Y/ref=s9_psimh_gw_p60_d0_i6?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=1K3DV81XKF8AFZ33JHP3&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1389517282&pf_rd_i=507846

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 3, 2013
10:38 AM

Post #9374216

the 9.99 ones were a 40W replacement.. put one in the bedroom already.. pretty nice.. I am not a bright light person believe it or not

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 3, 2013
10:46 AM

Post #9374226

Pissed about the CF report - especially since I have been buying the daylight balanced ones recently. Really like the white light - in certain places. Great for reading and task lighting. Not for LR's or general lighting in bedrooms.
GardenSox
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

January 3, 2013
10:48 AM

Post #9374228

Victor - I read some of the reviews on that bulb and it seems like there is some conflicting info on how hot they get. Some of the reviews said you shouldn't use them in an enclosed area. What do you think? Are they too hot to be used with a lamp shade?

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 3, 2013
10:57 AM

Post #9374239

Read the same thing this morning on a post by the science show host Ira Flatow. It surprises me. I would guess as long as nothing is real close it should be okay. The CFs bases get pretty hot too. Incandescents were crazy hot.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 3, 2013
12:50 PM

Post #9374326

Useful tips on managing FB privacy.

http://lifehacker.com/5813990/the-always-up to date-guide-to-managing-your-facebook-privacy?utm_campaign=socialflow_lifehacker_twitter&utm_source=lifehacker_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

January 3, 2013
2:23 PM

Post #9374434

good, but confusing to those of us who aren't computer geeks.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 3, 2013
2:38 PM

Post #9374457

Have not posted about it, but how horrific is that case of the brutal gang rape and death of the young woman in India? Shockingly brutal details and the worst offender is a minor who will get at most three years. Others will be hanged.

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 3, 2013
3:25 PM

Post #9374491

The new Phillips LED bulbs are dimmable! Way too expensive, so except for a few spots, so I am shopping for incandescent bulbs whenever I find them on-sale. I found the CF bulbs made me jittery with their flickering light and the delay in warming up, so I discourage them in our house.

The hypocracy of banning the incandescent bulbs was clear to us when our kids were taking "honors" Earth Science. They were told to replace all of our bulbs with CF bulbs to be more energy efficient, and they got graded on our energy "footprint" but they were not taught the time old tradition of turning off lights you don't use. Never even mentioned it in class. There was absolutely no teaching them to think critically about how to solve energy problems.

Since our DS couldn't tolerate this, we pulled him down into regular science and together with another boy from Boy Scouts, they computed how the high school could save energy by using a heat exchanger and how much energy it saves. They got a very nice letter back from the building supervisor who said he had shared it with the designers of the town's new elementary schools. His reason--if it's clear to a kid, then the designers ought to see why to build this in new buildings. They did.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 3, 2013
4:34 PM

Post #9374545

Good for you guys, Rose! Always like those willing to question the 'conventional wisdom'. On the CFs, they have gotten better. Hardly any flicker anymore, though they do take a bit to brighten as they warm. But they also have mercury!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 3, 2013
6:02 PM

Post #9374644

Thank you, friends for your kind sympathy. I want to keep my incandescent bulbs! Do not like the CF lights at all...

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

January 3, 2013
6:55 PM

Post #9374692

Me too Marilyn!!

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

January 3, 2013
8:08 PM

Post #9374742

Then the new bulbs are difficult toi get rid of. You can't just throw them out. We can take them to a place in town, but have to pay.

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 4, 2013
4:54 AM

Post #9374931

Yet another reason not to use CF bulbs.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 4, 2013
5:28 AM

Post #9374947

We bring them to our hazardous disposal place. No charge.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 4, 2013
5:29 AM

Post #9374948

Has anyone heard about the movie based on Nancy Regan's life?
Jane Fonda will be the lead.

and whats with Al Gore?

This message was edited Jan 4, 2013 8:30 AM

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 4, 2013
5:43 AM

Post #9374958

Al Gore is just being Al Gore - total hypocrite. No news there.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 4, 2013
5:46 AM

Post #9374961

Time Warner wont carry the station.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 4, 2013
5:51 AM

Post #9374968

To boot, he tried very hard to consummate the deal before the new taxes kicked in.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 4, 2013
5:53 AM

Post #9374971

Such as it is with power and money.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 4, 2013
6:38 AM

Post #9375011

So you have to make a special trip to get rid of a light bulb

pftttt, I put it in my regular trash, what are they going to do? throw me in jail

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 4, 2013
6:42 AM

Post #9375016

Re CFLs. Well I have to question dose. They contain mercury. in minute amounts. My food contains salt, enough salt can be toxic.
Ok so I still recycle them. Lowes has a bin for them. Bag them first.
UV- ditto. How much? How much can a 40 w generate compared to the UV of sunlight? Really? Then we all want to go to the beach for vaca.

I agree the govt should not mandate the bulbs and the schools should not do dummy projects like that bulb replacement one.

Always got my flu shot.

Seems like someone could probably find an old sound bite of Gore calling Al Jezeera evil. lol.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 4, 2013
7:20 AM

Post #9375058

I don't make a special trip just for one bulb! I save up all the stuff they take for months before I go - batteries, cf bulbs, regular fluorescents, paint, chemicals, pesticides, etc.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 4, 2013
7:29 AM

Post #9375067

I t's an annual trip at this house.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 4, 2013
8:39 AM

Post #9375125

We love that cfl lasts so long in our outdoor doorway fixtures , because those you need a ladder to reach and change..

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 4, 2013
8:39 AM

Post #9375126

where do you keep all of the stuff you're saving up to bring?

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 4, 2013
8:44 AM

Post #9375133

Garage.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 4, 2013
8:45 AM

Post #9375134

Basement and garage.We are a small gropu of 3 so dont use a lot of chems,bulbs,batteries.We have a weekly recycle that comes when the trash is picked up. ie ,paper,plastic,glass.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 4, 2013
8:46 AM

Post #9375137

Truly astounding how many batteries you use in a year. I think throwaway ones should be phased out. All should be rechargeable. Same with non-recyclable plastic.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 4, 2013
8:57 AM

Post #9375151

victorgardener wrote:Truly astounding how many batteries you use in a year. I think throwaway ones should be phased out. All should be rechargeable. Same with non-recyclable plastic.

I'm with you on batteries, at least the darnAA, We recharge those like crazy- all the remotes, and some LED flashlights.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 4, 2013
8:59 AM

Post #9375156

Lots of rechargeables here too.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 4, 2013
8:59 AM

Post #9375158

Plus, alkalines are expensive.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 4, 2013
9:03 AM

Post #9375161

Happy National Spaghetti Day!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 4, 2013
9:05 AM

Post #9375162

I'll have to tell that to a few meatballs I know.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 4, 2013
9:21 AM

Post #9375182

same here we drop off old electrical stuff batteries light bulbs at our recycling center 5 mins away.. no charge

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 4, 2013
11:11 AM

Post #9375294

flowAjen wrote:Happy National Spaghetti Day!


already have chili on the stove- I guess its Cincinatti style here!!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 4, 2013
11:38 AM

Post #9375327

We have a recycling center, & they charge for everything except used oil...plus you have to buy a debit card at Town Hall, & they charge $20.00 every year...they do transfer any money left on the debit card, but that's a charge I don't feel like paying! I had a slight problem with my "new" car...I pulled the hood release rather than the emergency brake release...could not get the hood up, or totally closed...took it in town to the guys who fix my cars...3 guys in the waiting room, all smiling at my story...told them I knew I was just a ditzy lady...haha...it took 2 mechanics to get it open! They said it was a bad design...well, it is, & I'm never opening the hood again! But at least I didn't feel too ditzy after that...

This message was edited Jan 4, 2013 2:48 PM
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

January 4, 2013
11:55 AM

Post #9375345

Heehee. Bet they felt ditzy after that

Anybody going to a Hobby Lobby tomorrow? The closest one to me is about 30 miles away, but I might venture out. There is an Amish market on the way home I may just have to try out as well.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 4, 2013
12:19 PM

Post #9375369

Funny, M!

I would, Jan, if one was near me.

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

January 4, 2013
12:26 PM

Post #9375382

We have hazordous waste disposel in Sept. That's ite. They have changed recyclying to once a week which is helpful with all the catalogs which come through. Luckily my tonic water bottles can be returned near the grocery store.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 4, 2013
12:56 PM

Post #9375408

Guess you don't have to feel ditzy if the mechanics couldn't even figure it out, LOL

Hobby Lobby has on line shopping

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 4, 2013
12:57 PM

Post #9375412

Closest store to me is 30 miles too...what's up with that?

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 4, 2013
1:15 PM

Post #9375432

WHats up with going tomorrow in particular?

And whats up with the post office huge line yesterday?? EVerybody returning stuff?

I H A T E when I get that ditzy-woman treatment...
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

January 4, 2013
1:36 PM

Post #9375452

I guess tomorrow at Hobby Lobby is a concentrated effort to support them for standing up for what they believe in resisting paying for healthcare that forces them to purchase a program that supplies abortifacients. Without going into topics that may be censored, I will leave it at that. Did that answer your question, dear?

Maybe postage is going up and they wanted to beat it?

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 4, 2013
1:42 PM

Post #9375458

Oh OK, nuff said, thanks! But I already have way too many unused craft supplies. I have fifteen miles to go.
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 4, 2013
3:14 PM

Post #9375588

Scary that you can kill someone and be out 10 years later. When will we learn?

http://www.whec.com/news/stories/S2885435.shtml?cat=566

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 4, 2013
3:30 PM

Post #9375600

That's nuts.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 4, 2013
3:56 PM

Post #9375621

Anyone ever visit Milwaukee?? Is it worth a trip? We are visiting family in Chi for spring break and I would like to do other things.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 4, 2013
4:18 PM

Post #9375636

Some prayers needed again Randy's brother passed away .. Randy & Michele are bad.. I am trying to hold it together for them .. He was only 43 I think
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

January 4, 2013
4:27 PM

Post #9375645

That is so sad.
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 4, 2013
4:30 PM

Post #9375649

So sorry Allison

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

January 4, 2013
4:34 PM

Post #9375657

Oh Allison I'm so sorry to hear that. Keeping you guys close and sending prayers for peace (((♥)))
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

January 4, 2013
5:34 PM

Post #9375704

Oh, dear!!! Hugs all around.

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

January 4, 2013
5:49 PM

Post #9375725

Jumped in to catch up and have a heavy heart for Randy, Allison & Michelle, Ronnie and family & Marilyn. Prayers will be said for all.

Victor, so sorry I missed your birthday! Don't worry, Dear, I think the 50s are great! Nothing to worry about! Be happy! Happy Birthday!

Happy New Year everyone! Happy birthday to beautiful Hunter as well!

Sherrie, hope Jim is feeling better by now! Hello to you all!
Louise

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 4, 2013
5:53 PM

Post #9375728

Oh no, Allison. So young.

Thank you, Louise.

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

January 4, 2013
8:10 PM

Post #9375862

I grew up near Milwaukee, although have not be back for 50 yrs. The muesum has great Indian diarammas & postage stamp collection.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 4, 2013
10:09 PM

Post #9375900

just got home from Michele's .. I feel so bad.. thanks for the virtual hugs all.. you guys are always the best

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 5, 2013
1:06 AM

Post #9375924

Victor.Milwaukee has a great botanical garden as well as a fine zoo.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

January 5, 2013
1:49 AM

Post #9375926

Allison, my heart is breaking for Randy, you & family. You are in my thoughts and prayers, I am so very sorry. :(

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

January 5, 2013
4:47 AM

Post #9375947

So sorry for the loss of Randy's brother, Allison. I'm sure your show of strength will greatly help the situation.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 5, 2013
5:22 AM

Post #9375955

thanks guys.. think we are all in a fog this morning

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

January 5, 2013
6:05 AM

Post #9375994

sending hugs, Allison.

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

January 5, 2013
6:42 AM

Post #9376029

Our best to you Allison.

I had forgotten about the zoo as only the primate house was finished when I moved east. Botanical garden is on the south side of town. It is where there is a larger diversity of trees. When I was in HS my father took me there to collect leaves for a biology project.

This message was edited Jan 5, 2013 12:31 PM

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 5, 2013
7:49 AM

Post #9376071

My deepest condolences Allison.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 5, 2013
12:32 PM

Post #9376268

Hugs & prayers going to you & Randy's family, Allison.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 5, 2013
12:34 PM

Post #9376270

so sorry allison

victor do you like cheese?
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

January 5, 2013
1:03 PM

Post #9376292

When we talked with our oldest son in Oregon last night he said to bring up an email he had just sent with the title SURPRISE. He and his family are going to get bigger probably before the end of the month. God seems to be opening doors for them to adopt a 6yr old boy. Markus is half-Somali and also has some developmental issues, but they are familiar with those sorts of things already. Sooo... We will have grandy #11 soon. Can hardly wait til the summer to meet this little guy in person. Please pray for God's wisdom for them. We are very excited!

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

January 5, 2013
1:16 PM

Post #9376310

Jan that's wonderful, best of luck to them...good to hear some"good" news!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 5, 2013
2:26 PM

Post #9376379

that is awesome Jan.. congrats

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 5, 2013
4:58 PM

Post #9376525

wonder what the downside to this is

http://www.halogermdefense.com/

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 5, 2013
7:09 PM

Post #9376686

Never heard of that, sounds too good to be true(if it really works)


So sorry for your loss Allison, what happened???

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 5, 2013
8:14 PM

Post #9376771

they are not sure.. but think he had a seizure (epilepsy) and maybe a heart attack.. we won't know for a while after the tests come back.. he was always good taking his meds.. can't even imagine what went wrong

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

January 5, 2013
8:16 PM

Post #9376772

The little boy in Oregon is very lucky.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 5, 2013
8:27 PM

Post #9376781

So awful, Allison. How old?

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 6, 2013
4:23 AM

Post #9376898

43
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

January 6, 2013
5:12 AM

Post #9376910

Jan - Congratulations! Allison - {{hugs}}

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 6, 2013
7:21 AM

Post #9377026

Update on the firefighters killed crismis eve.
They have 25,000 signatures on a petition to the govt. for the medal of honor for the 4 involved in the shooting.Now all they need is govt.approval.
sorry Medal of Freedom.
http://www.democratandchronicle.com/article/20130104/NEWS01/301040052/west-webster-shootings-medal-of-freedom-petition

This message was edited Jan 6, 2013 3:13 PM

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 6, 2013
7:33 AM

Post #9377035

I'd agree with the same sort of honors as police shot in duty.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 6, 2013
9:50 AM

Post #9377160

I disagree with them receiving the medal of honor, that is should stay reserved for military personnel only.

I do believe they should come up with something for fireman who lose their lives, did all the firemen who lost their lives on 9/11 get anything??? that is what I call going above and beyond call of duty

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 6, 2013
10:48 AM

Post #9377196

Yes, some honor but certainly not the Medal of Honor.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 6, 2013
11:18 AM

Post #9377236

The Govnt.has the final say.
This is for private citizens not military that medal of honor is something quite different.

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

January 6, 2013
11:30 AM

Post #9377249

There must be honors of some type for police & firefighters. Those wish to present a military honor don't seem to know what it is.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 6, 2013
12:10 PM

Post #9377291



This message was edited Jan 6, 2013 3:13 PM

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 6, 2013
5:32 PM

Post #9377631

ahhh Medal of freedom...gotcha...shouldn't be any question, if they die during duty they should automatically get it, why do they need to petition for it?

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 7, 2013
2:31 AM

Post #9377793

Here is a link to some former recipeients.I expext if they gave it to anyone where they werent newsworthy they would be giving it to graders who passed math.
I have no idea and there doesnt seem to be a fixed criteria.The prez would probably award with 25,000 rather than 400.
http://www.13wham.com/mostpopular/story/wester-webster-fire-department-medal-of-honor-wwfd/K9h0bWf3GE2UNFWzWgLd9A.cspx

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

January 7, 2013
4:14 AM

Post #9377822

I am glad that the correct medal might be in order.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 7, 2013
10:56 AM

Post #9378182

For all those cat lovers here do not name your cats Bob!

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/2013/01/07/brookfield-man-attacked-bobcat-his-garage/dsrKf8nK7bGJEhSZ7qjbXK/story.html

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 7, 2013
11:36 AM

Post #9378204

Whoa!!!
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 7, 2013
11:37 AM

Post #9378208

Oh no

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 7, 2013
11:42 AM

Post #9378219

OUCH
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 7, 2013
11:43 AM

Post #9378220

nice kitty kitty :)

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 7, 2013
11:46 AM

Post #9378224

It was his fault.
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

January 7, 2013
12:20 PM

Post #9378278

Since the people are being treated for rabies - sounds like the cat was rabid. The behavior isn't right for a wild cat - it might have attacked the man but then it would have run like the wind away from the garage - unless, of course there were kittens.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 7, 2013
1:12 PM

Post #9378348

surprised it went in a garage to begin with - i think it felt cornered in the garage and attached to get out - wonder if the kid was also in the garage.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 7, 2013
1:35 PM

Post #9378370

eeyow!
the guy and wife pinned the cat down and shot it. Holy carp! who held the cat while the other ran for the gun? what a scene!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 8, 2013
5:58 AM

Post #9378912

I need to rant about the e-mails from Gardens Alive.
Does anyone know how to unsubscribe to ALL their mail.?I get 4 a day someimes and I think the Unsub.only unsubs for that mail.I have been to the "unsubscribe " 3 times and they still send.I feel stalked.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 8, 2013
6:03 AM

Post #9378918

If you have unsubscribed that is supposed to take care it, if they are still sending it list their email as spam and block them

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 8, 2013
6:06 AM

Post #9378922

I did that this morning.Hope it works.You know how g-mail is sometimes good sometimes not.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 8, 2013
8:43 AM

Post #9379033

Wow.

http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Growing-Number-of-Flu-Cases-Causes-Hospital-to-Open-Emergency-Space-185947762.html

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 8, 2013
8:51 AM

Post #9379042

I'll say.Why dont people get flue shots? Its so easy.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 8, 2013
9:43 AM

Post #9379080

Because I'm not putting poison in my body!!! They are only 60% effective when they guess right at the strain it will be for that year 60%!!!! that is not good odds!!!!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 8, 2013
9:50 AM

Post #9379094

Would LOVE 60% chance of winning the lottery!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 8, 2013
9:51 AM

Post #9379095

18 kids dead so far. Flu is no laughing matter.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 8, 2013
9:53 AM

Post #9379098

i do not get shots either jen - wife does as does as her long term care facilty has it as a requirement for all staff - she has already had the flu this years as have several of her employees

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 8, 2013
9:53 AM

Post #9379099

Everyone dies sometime, they would have died from something else
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 8, 2013
9:54 AM

Post #9379101

tell it like you see it jen :)

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 8, 2013
9:54 AM

Post #9379103

Same thing with my step mil's daughter

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 8, 2013
9:55 AM

Post #9379106

Must be a Jersey thing ;)

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 8, 2013
9:57 AM

Post #9379108

and you never get the full story from the news anyway...how long were they sick? how were they being treated? did they already have compromised immune systems?
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 8, 2013
9:59 AM

Post #9379111

flu takes a death toll every year with young and old regardless of flu shots

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 8, 2013
10:08 AM

Post #9379121

You can choose to believe what you like. This is America, at least for now.
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

January 8, 2013
10:20 AM

Post #9379128

I only got a flu shot last year because my boss had a comprimised immune system.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 8, 2013
10:39 AM

Post #9379144

My sister and BIL, who NEVER get it, and are against almost everything 'conventional' are both so sick with it now that they said they are both getting it next year. Sister said she has never felt so bad in her life and she has been through quite a bit.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 8, 2013
11:20 AM

Post #9379175

What a cheerful bunch you guys are. Must be the post holiday blahhhhs.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 8, 2013
11:32 AM

Post #9379183

Yes - the holidays just FLU by!! :-)

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 8, 2013
11:36 AM

Post #9379185

pffffttttt Good one Victor.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 8, 2013
11:37 AM

Post #9379187

Thanks. How is your hand? Can you paint?

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 8, 2013
11:54 AM

Post #9379195

No painting yet.
Its incredible how much we need our thumbs for everything and how little subtle movements that perform mindless tasks are taken for granted.
I am in the 5th week and 3rd week of Physical Therapy.I can really feel progress daily.
Milestone,I can cut cheese ( no remarks Victor) and shower and turn pages in a garden catalogue.
#1 Hand excersizes
#2 the funniest BDay card inside "2 out of 3 isnt bad

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wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 8, 2013
12:19 PM

Post #9379216

Why is it if I cut cheese I get a dirty look or worse and if the better half does it is funny?

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 8, 2013
12:21 PM

Post #9379226

I have no words.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 8, 2013
12:36 PM

Post #9379247

Funny card!

Guess no tiddly-winks for a while.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 8, 2013
1:08 PM

Post #9379276

Went to my older guy's All-County band concert over the weekend. Wow, were they good! What a difference compared to the school concerts. Sounded like HS senior level or better.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 8, 2013
2:29 PM

Post #9379331

Sitting, talking...and what? ROFL !

While not sleeping last night I pondered what's worse, losing sight or losing both hands. Hands are so useful!
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 8, 2013
2:58 PM

Post #9379358

I'm a nurse and never got the flu shot, because I never got sick. Then about 4 years ago I was diagnosed with a skin lymphoma, and my oncologist thought I should get it. So I have been since then. Our health care system doesn't require flu shots, although they highly encourage them. We have to wear a flu shot sticker on our name tags, and if they is a breakout of flu, anyone without a sticker has to wear a mask.

Bill, because she IS the better half?

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 8, 2013
3:10 PM

Post #9379374

Ah, so it's the sticker that protects you...;)

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 8, 2013
3:11 PM

Post #9379375

Good answer Deb

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 9, 2013
4:29 AM

Post #9379789

flowAjen wrote:Must be a Jersey thing ;)

oh yeah
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 9, 2013
5:30 AM

Post #9379819

and the follow up to the Bobcat attack

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/2013/01/09/bobcat-that-attacked-mass-man-confirmed-rabid/f9I76GwYrvjWwakdsWrzqM/story.html

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 9, 2013
6:15 AM

Post #9379850

Wow...that makes me think about all my walks in the woods! I get the flu shot every year...kids are always sick, & my grandkids bring it all home!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 9, 2013
12:35 PM

Post #9380209

Terrible about the ferry crash in NY. Hoping this is not an omen of continued tragedies.

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

January 9, 2013
12:39 PM

Post #9380214

Just heard that the same ferry had some accidents in the previous years also.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 9, 2013
1:14 PM

Post #9380242

hmmmmm time to check the pilots drug level.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 9, 2013
4:16 PM

Post #9380419

Came home from babysitting about 6:00...kids were good, but I'm wiped!

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

January 9, 2013
5:25 PM

Post #9380495

Even when the kids are good, just having to be "on" all the time with no breaks, really takes its toll!

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

January 9, 2013
6:29 PM

Post #9380546

That it does!!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 10, 2013
2:29 AM

Post #9380694

agree.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 10, 2013
6:20 AM

Post #9380793

Double bus accident this morning, school bus and commuter bus, school bus had NO kids in it(THank GOD) but the commuter bus was packed

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 10, 2013
7:00 AM

Post #9380834

Too many careless drivers out there!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 10, 2013
7:23 AM

Post #9380861

That ferry accident reminded me of the time my parents and I visited my sister and family in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The ferry driver pulled in too fast and BAM! Sent a bunch of people flying, good thing no one was hurt
Oh man you should have heard my father yelling at the guy. First time driving this thing! You think you could slow down next time!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 10, 2013
8:29 AM

Post #9380913

Problem is everyone is in such a rush they stand up before it's docked - and right at the top of stairs!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 10, 2013
8:31 AM

Post #9380914

More Twilight Zone - some group named Bill Clinton the father of the year.

Jen - are you still going to the gym??

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 10, 2013
8:35 AM

Post #9380920

I've seen this before but it's worth watching again. Yikes!

http://richardwiseman.wordpress.com/2013/01/10/amazing-cctv-footage/

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 10, 2013
8:42 AM

Post #9380925

I think that is the same footage they used for a cruise ship going thru a storm last year

Thru the holdiays I didn't have any time to go, I wanted to start back this week but I did something to my hip and was in excruciating pain, yesterday it was so bad that prescription naproxin didn't even help

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 10, 2013
9:03 AM

Post #9380941

good grief

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

January 10, 2013
9:37 AM

Post #9380979

I almost got hit head on this morning by a EMT driver, truck came right into my lane and was going pretty fast, no lights or anything...would not have been able to get over if needed there was a car parked next to me...residential street no less...scared the $#!& out of me!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 10, 2013
12:03 PM

Post #9381099

Wow - scary, Ronnie!

Hope you feel better soon, Jen. Muscle?

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 10, 2013
1:21 PM

Post #9381165

Thank God you're ok Ronnie


I don't know what the heck it is, much better today, though

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 10, 2013
2:34 PM

Post #9381231

Regarding the flu:


The virus causing the most problems: A particular strain of type A influenza called H3N2 has been the most predominantly reported this year. Luckily, this year’s flu vaccine is very well matched to H3N2, which has been historically associated with more severe illness.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 10, 2013
3:08 PM

Post #9381247

Wow, Ronnie...scary indeed...hate to drive these days! Or get on a ferry!
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

January 10, 2013
4:24 PM

Post #9381380

Sick thread? No but I will come here. Jim, my hubby was down & out of work all Last week. He had the Flu. He did not get better & was suffering. A bully went to work & was gonna die. I made him a Dr. appt. and made him go.

He had severe Bronchittis, after the flu.

FLU ALLERT: There is now 2 different FLU:S = H1N1 & Norovirus.

Dont belive in God but at this point God Save me. I Have not had either.
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 10, 2013
5:59 PM

Post #9381487

Definitely scary Ronnie! I had a close call walking the other morning, it happens so quick. Luckily the driver saw me at the last second and also I stepped off the road. I do wear a white coat, but think it's time to get reflective clothing. I usually only see 1-2 cars, but one is all it takes.

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

January 10, 2013
8:16 PM

Post #9381623

I wish that more walkers & joggers would wear bright clothing. Glad that you are ok, Ronnie & that Jen is feeling better.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 11, 2013
1:18 AM

Post #9381700

Check this out:
http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/simon-beck-snow-art

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

January 11, 2013
2:50 AM

Post #9381718

I just read that Jo! Very neat!!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

January 11, 2013
3:02 AM

Post #9381721

Weird about the bobcat attack...we have tracks of one right outside my back deck. I am told we have 3 living in this area but I have yet to see one, just his foot prints thats all. :-)
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

January 11, 2013
5:11 AM

Post #9381763

That pattern is very cool!! I am amazed how perfect it seems.

Let's keep it that way, pixie! Only seeing footprints!!
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 11, 2013
5:34 AM

Post #9381788

we have them around here too - never saw one - a women my wife works with has a large property the next town over and allows the town to dump road kill where her land abuts conservation land - they have scout camera's set up and see bobcat, coyote, fishers - no mtn. lion yet.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 11, 2013
6:39 AM

Post #9381855

WOW I never thought about roadkill.I was traveling to a small town one day and got behind a truck with 3 dead deer on the back. Impossible to pass on a 2 lane.Ugggg.

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

January 11, 2013
6:49 AM

Post #9381862

The bobcat in the garage did test positive for rabies & the people are getting shots. I think hiding in a garage is behavior of a sick animal & so it turned out.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 11, 2013
7:25 AM

Post #9381897

Sorry to hear about Jim, Sherrie...hope both of you are OK. Jo, great snow design, can't imagine how he saw that in his head...I've only seen 1 bobcat down at the dam, but I'm sure there's a few...

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 11, 2013
7:38 AM

Post #9381921

Maby he is the same guy who does crop circles.
I am sure math and a compass are involved.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 11, 2013
1:37 PM

Post #9382207

those snow patterns are awesome.

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

January 12, 2013
6:27 AM

Post #9382596

Reminds me of crop circles, also.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 12, 2013
7:15 AM

Post #9382641

I have asked about this on the lily forum but it looks like no one has been there since November.
I found these baby bulbs around an old stem.I think deer scra[ed of the thin layer of soil.
Can I just dig a hole and toss them in?

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ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

January 12, 2013
8:20 AM

Post #9382694

I once moved the lily bulbs to a new garden. I do believe that the bulblets left behind were the reason that lilies grew in the old spot anyway. They weren't as big the first year.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 12, 2013
8:53 AM

Post #9382720

Thanks I just scooped them up and dug a hole and tossed them. I didnt want them to be eaten by deer or dryout.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

January 14, 2013
5:04 AM

Post #9384270

I think they will be fine Jo. :)

Today is DGD 4th Birthday, can't believe how the time has just flown!
Isabella= aka "Bella-Boo" she looks like a little Russian beauty with that hat!! LOL

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ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

January 14, 2013
5:19 AM

Post #9384279

What a pretty little girl!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

January 14, 2013
5:24 AM

Post #9384286

Thanks Terri!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 14, 2013
5:30 AM

Post #9384296

what a doll Celeste!!

we are happy to be home.. was a long hard weekend for everyone.. just the gateway to the rough road ahead.. thank you all for the DG hugs I was feeling all weekend

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 14, 2013
6:23 AM

Post #9384359

Cutie!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 14, 2013
6:32 AM

Post #9384395

Glad you are back home, Allison...I know how very tough that was for you & Randy. Pixie, you have a sparkly-eyed doll for a GD!
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 14, 2013
6:38 AM

Post #9384421

Will continue sending hugs Allison

Celeste she is a cutie, and I know it will fly by now.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 14, 2013
7:11 AM

Post #9384471

Happy b-day to Isabella

Went to my great nephew Micheal's 1st b-day party yesterday and met the newest great niece, Emily May
Found out my other nephew's wife is pregnant again(they're the ones with the 8 month old!!!!) this is Isaac

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wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 14, 2013
10:37 AM

Post #9384692

cute kiddo's

thought i would share this -

An 80 year old woman was arrested for shop lifting.
When she went before the judge he asked her, "What did you steal?"
She replied, "A can of peaches."

The judge then asked her why she had stolen the can of peaches,
And she replied that she was hungry.
The judge then asked her how many peaches were in the can.
She replied, "6."

The judge said, "Then I will give you 6 days in jail."

Before the judge could conclude the trial, the woman's husband spoke...and asked the judge if he could say something.

The judge said, "What is it?"

The husband said, "She also stole a can of peas."
GardenSox
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

January 14, 2013
10:43 AM

Post #9384703

Haha! I love that joke. I'm gonna go tell that one to my wife (againt my better judgement, of course).

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 14, 2013
10:49 AM

Post #9384710

you guys are the best buds... hugs to all.. it was worse than I expected.. I won't go into the details because talk about religion isn't allowed on here.. but I thought I was in the twilight zone

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 14, 2013
11:09 AM

Post #9384726

Funny Bill
You need to dmail me details!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 14, 2013
11:17 AM

Post #9384735

Sorry, Allison.

Funny, Bill!

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

January 14, 2013
11:54 AM

Post #9384776

So sorry it was such a tough experience, Allison. I hope you and Randy can cuddle your fur-babies and get some rest. Hugs to you both!

Celeste, Bella Boo is so adorable, and if I recall correctly, she has been beautiful from the first day! It is wonderful that you are so close so you can see your Grandies often. I miss ours. The time is just flying by here. In 2 weeks, we'll be halfway through our usual time here. We decided we have to bring up our house systems to the new code before we put it on the market, so we have had a steady stream of workers here. We have replumbed the house's original plumbing, re-roofed the 3 flat roofs, new water heater & new cenral air/heat. Not much is left to do and then we'll put it on the market. We would have to do these things by November for the new insurance requirements after the recent hurricanes anyway, so it is what it is. Hank has managed all of it and he has done a great job. Both of my arms are still a problem with bad tendinitis, but I got out and did some weeding this morning. It sure felt good to be a gardener again. I also had blood work this morning and will see where we are with this mess as soon as the doctors up there get the results.

Bill, that joke was funny!:).

I'm waiting for a guy to come give us a quote on cleaning the windows. I usually do them myself, but that's not happening this year and Hank still has a few carpentry tasks on his plate. I have no idea what they charge down here for that. They are a mess from all the roofing, etc.

Have a lovely warm winter day, everyone up there!
Louise
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 14, 2013
12:03 PM

Post #9384787

nice to here from you louise - say hello to hank for me

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 14, 2013
12:15 PM

Post #9384805

thank you Louise.. hugs

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

January 14, 2013
12:37 PM

Post #9384836

Hello Louise!
Sorry to hear that Allison...death is hard enough then if there are conflicts...

Said a final "see you soon" to my sister today, she is leaving for TN tomorrow, hate to see all the changes life throws at us sometimes. I swore I wasn't going to cry and I would handle it well...not a chance...

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 14, 2013
1:16 PM

Post #9384873

thanks Ronnie.. I can say it was a test of strength for all of us

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 14, 2013
1:49 PM

Post #9384904

Jen, such cute babes...I think it's great to have the kids close in age...my siblings were just too much older than I was...Louise, glad you got out to weed...good for the soul...hope the blood tests are good! Ronnie, sorry your sister moved...can't get mine to go anywhere...sigh...Allison, hang in there...

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 14, 2013
3:42 PM

Post #9385023

Bill's joke should be a companion to the story about the judge's wife. Judge is listening to a man's defense for murdering his wife. Seems every time the couple were out socializing and they were offered a mint julep, the wife said she didn't need one, because she'd just drink some of the hubby's. Defense lawyer argues justifiable homicide. the judge agrees. Next night, the judge's wife is found dead.

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

January 14, 2013
3:52 PM

Post #9385037

Jen, those little angels are incredibly cute. I missed that post somehow Congrats on the new little great niece! Like the name. You really grow cute kids in your family!

Awwww, Rosemary, I am sending you a big hug and hoping you will see your sister soon!
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 14, 2013
3:55 PM

Post #9385038

Cute pictures Jen!
Good to hear from you Louise.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

January 15, 2013
2:49 AM

Post #9385526

Hi Louise!!

Going to eye doctor this morning then home to bake a chocolate cake with peanutbutter frosting.
Oldest DD Nichole is 35 today!!!!!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 15, 2013
2:51 AM

Post #9385530

oh Happy Birthday!!!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 15, 2013
3:24 AM

Post #9385535

Its my first day without the thumb splint.Free at last.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 15, 2013
3:31 AM

Post #9385543

party time!!

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

January 15, 2013
3:43 AM

Post #9385548

Enjoy your freedom, ge.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 15, 2013
3:50 AM

Post #9385551

thanks mooocho
still 5 weeks of PT

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irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

January 15, 2013
4:00 AM

Post #9385562

Take it easy with your thumb for awhile. Happy for your freedom.

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

January 15, 2013
5:55 AM

Post #9385624

Happy Birthday to Nichole!

Glad to hear Jo smooth sailing from now on I hope.
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

January 15, 2013
6:16 AM

Post #9385646

Now, you can go hitch hiking, Jo!! Freedom!!!!
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 15, 2013
6:17 AM

Post #9385649

you stole my line jan!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 15, 2013
6:36 AM

Post #9385669

pfffftttt

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 15, 2013
7:21 AM

Post #9385719

Those were the days...hitched from CT to Syracuse with a few friends while in college...hitched from the Cape down to the Newport Jazz Festival...crazy! Pixie, your daughter can't be 35, if you are only 40, right? Glad the splint is off, Jo...

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 15, 2013
7:24 AM

Post #9385721

Yay, Jo

Happy b-day to your daughter Celeste
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

January 15, 2013
8:52 AM

Post #9385840

Heehee. Great minds, wha!

When I was a new driver I picked up a hitchhiker. I was and am very trusting, but probably wouldn't do that today!!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 15, 2013
9:09 AM

Post #9385853

My sister picked up a hitchhiker once, my mom almost had a heart attack! her excuse... she needed someone to talk to and keep her awake on the ride home

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 15, 2013
11:09 AM

Post #9385985

No tiddly winks just yet, Jo!

I would only pick up a 20-something girl, 5 ft 2, 36-24...hee hee!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 15, 2013
12:01 PM

Post #9386064

Finally got around to joining the gym yesterday. It's a Snap Fitness branch. Small, but good enough for me. No frills, which keeps down the cost, which is $40 per month, no contract. Will prob go right after the little guy gets on the bus. Will shoot for three times a week.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 15, 2013
1:10 PM

Post #9386158

40 a month is expensive

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 15, 2013
1:17 PM

Post #9386172

Not around here. The new NY Fitness is way more - but they have a huge pool, classes, etc.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 15, 2013
4:56 PM

Post #9386480

victorgardener wrote:No tiddly winks just yet, Jo!

I would only pick up a 20-something girl, 5 ft 2, 36-24...hee hee!

Inappropriate!
tee hee.

My gym is 60 a mo , includes classes, pool, weight rooms, racquetball, and cardio and bike rooms, day care.. Or 100 a mo for family up to 4 people..

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 15, 2013
5:03 PM

Post #9386488

Family rate is very good.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 15, 2013
5:17 PM

Post #9386502

Liking it now that the oldest kid is devoted to triathlon training- it was well appreciated during break that he could use pool and try the spin class. DD went a couple times, yoga with a friend. We might have gotten 20 - 25 visits in that month for the family.
DH makes a point of showering at Club to use their water and soap LOL. Me I'd rather just go home after class and not lug the clothes.
BostonArea_6A
East Bridgewater, MA

January 15, 2013
6:37 PM

Post #9386587


I'm back to DG, after taking a break; I was heartbroken that my fellow DGers, and people in general, suffered from the hurricane, and I'm hypersensitive to people (and animals) suffering.

I was going to come back in mid-December, but the CT tragedy was terrible, and upsetting.

Well, it's a brand-new year, and let's hope for a great one !!!

I hope everyone is OK, or on the mend if there's a problem.

Idon't have the time to read all the threads, but I truly enjoyed the recent photos of the little ones. They are adorable, and they brighten the day !

Happy (belated) New Year to all of you !


victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 15, 2013
6:41 PM

Post #9386592

Welcome back, BA! Missed you?
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

January 15, 2013
6:43 PM

Post #9386596

Welcome back!!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 15, 2013
7:11 PM

Post #9386616

I am speechless.. all my neighbors collected money to give to the kids & gave us a mass card.. totally beside myself.. would never expect something like that

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 15, 2013
7:15 PM

Post #9386621

Very nice!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 15, 2013
8:44 PM

Post #9386676

awesome!

Welcome back BA!
BostonArea_6A
East Bridgewater, MA

January 15, 2013
11:06 PM

Post #9386724



Although I've never "met" any of you, in person at least, I think of all of you like extended family, because gardeners are generally loving, caring folks.

I don't usually make broad generalizations like that about people, but plant lovers and animal lovers are frequently giving types, not selfish or shallow.

It's nice to be back !!!



pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

January 16, 2013
3:06 AM

Post #9386766

Allison that was so nice, you have great neighbors. :)
Welcome back BA!
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