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Old 02-24-2018, 03:16 PM   #74131
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Hi guys!



Well yesterday I felt good enough that I washed all the dishes,

cleaned the kitchen counters, and straightened up my pantry.



Then I slept 11 hours last night. hahahahah!





Bacon. The perfect bribe! You can bribe me with bacon anytime, hunny!





I like alot of your names so it was hard for me to pick which one to call you! Probably gonna go with Bill... or Admiral.



I'm a multi-nicknamed person, too. As a baby, my aunt nicknamed me Cookie, after the baby on the Dagwood & Blondie tv series. My family on my mom's side still calls me that. My great-grandma called me Charlie, but she was the only one; it never stuck. Friends in the art world nicknamed me Cat, from my business name, C A Therien. They still call me that. Some of my friends shorten my name to Char (with a soft S, like Shar), and I sometimes call myself that.



No guarantees I won't occasionally call you Tim in jest though.





Tim, if you've got a smartphone you can get weather reports on your phone with an app. I use Weatherbug, it's free and pretty accurate, all things considering.





Barb, MANKINIS??!!! Omg...... hahahahahahahah!!!





Wayne, I just do mine over the kitchen sink. Seems to drain pretty well.



Allen is eligible for a senior discount, and now that he got his VA ducks in a row and got his new license, also the military discount. But then most of the time we forget to ask for the discount!



But whenever a server asks if she/he can get us anything else... he says, "hair" and rubs the top of his monk haircut head. The server usually laughs. He's always doing stuff like that.





Carl, seeing your post about the screen house reminded me that we need to replace our old one that broke. I really liked having it, and you're right about it being too hot for daytime. Always had a fan going in there because the air doesn't circulate well.



Charlene


I finally put my military id on the front pocket of my wallet, otherwise, I forget... to old military types it us automatic..... like Larry and Wayne.... but since Larry and I married after age 50, it wasnt second nature to me.... in fact for a long time I would not even go on a base by myself....

Tim does have a smart phone, he just isnt —— enough to use it....
As we were watching you, i was making comments and then he would say 3 minutes later, hey Di... why didja say that.... i was sitting there just laughing... took him forever to realize i was live on my phone.....
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Old 02-24-2018, 03:20 PM   #74132
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....... snips ......some Arkie hospitality.

As I mentioned in the PM our entertainment committee arranged some exciting flood waters and possible afternoon tornados to honor your visit.
Arkansas is such an exciting place to be!
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Hi guys!

[...]
Allen is eligible for a senior discount, and now that he got his VA ducks in a row and got his new license, also the military discount. But then most of the time we forget to ask for the discount!

But whenever a server asks if she/he can get us anything else... he says, "hair" and rubs the top of his monk haircut head. The server usually laughs. He's always doing stuff like that.
[...]
Charlene

Tell Allen he needs to ask for diet water when asked what he wants to drink.

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p.s., please don't call anyone else Tim. One is enough. Of course he feels the same about me but said it first.
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Old 02-24-2018, 03:24 PM   #74134
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Tim, if at anytime you are offended by my picking on you just let me know. I'll kick it up a notch. Yeah, yeah! I know, you will too.
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Yeah, but you have mosquitos and fire ants and they won’t be gone in a week.
When we first decided to winter near friends who owned a house in Naples, they gave us a "care package": sun screen, several kinds of insect repellant, & an electric fan to put on the patio.

Unfortunately, the no-see-ums didn't care, & they loved Martin. 😲😕
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Old 02-24-2018, 03:40 PM   #74136
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I've said this before, I think there's a big difference when staying in FL and one is near water vs inland. ....

I've stayed in Key West too, which obviously is near the water, same feeling down there. One isn't supposed to stay in the Everglades when camping here!
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I guess if you stay there long enough the weather EVENTUALLY improves, but geez, how many weeks do you have to deal with *winter*!!!
Oh but kayaking in the mangroves and bays and backwaters is so worth it! I certainly agree that "near water" is a good choice, with or without a kayak.
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Old 02-24-2018, 09:37 PM   #74137
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Isn't it the rule that every body of non-salt water in Florida is required to have alligators? (notice I didn't say 'fresh' water...)
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Isn't it the rule that every body of non-salt water in Florida is required to have alligators? (notice I didn't say 'fresh' water...)
When I was a kid, I used to visit my Grandfather over in Dunedin. There was a small lake near his house and I swear, there was at least ONE alligator there!

On the river I'm next to, it's connected to Tampa Bay so it raises and lowers with the tides. Ed and Jackie said they've seen manatee's in the river. I've yet to but I believe I've heard them with their blow holes.

There's a couple of turtles in the park next to me and I've certainly seen a bunch of snakes in the area
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Ok I've caught up on the reading, I was offended, by a growing number of mutants, my feelings are hurt, my skin is scared but I'll get over it.

Now for my day.
Had to go up into the country for a family funeral. Mary's side of the family so yes some were toothless. No offense Larry. Those young pretty cousins that I loved to get hugs from are no longer young, and pretty is in the eye of the beholder and no longer on these gals.

So the small country preacher found himself preaching to most likely one of the largest crowds he had ever seen. He started in with the normal reading of the obituary then moved into the scriptures, verse after verse after verse. He preached loud and fast then slow and soft then fast again. Although I lost count of all the verses, he preached just short of the whole Bible! Now finally after an hour and fifteen minutes he sounded like he was wrapping up. He ask us to bowel for prayer just as 3-4 cell phones sent out alerts for the storms and tornado warnings. Following the amen I looked at my BIL and said we've witnessed a miracle, This man had truly Preached Up A Storm! Complete service was 1hour and 30 minutes.

Then we drove through high winds and rain on way home where we hosted a birthday party that lasted till 11:30. So checking the thread where so many of my good friends are, a safe haven, I turn to all of y'all's post. At such a loss for words I'll just say, paybacks are going to be fun!!
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Evening Ed, in MS now I assume, tell Jackie hi from us!
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Isn't it the rule that every body of non-salt water in Florida is required to have alligators? (notice I didn't say 'fresh' water...)
Yep. Fortunately, in winter they are sluggish, not very hungry, and perhaps most importantly, not seeking mates & territory. When you do see them, usually sunning on a bank, they just stare.

Also, it's never smart to paddle alone in alligator country. So I've been told. Many times. 🙄
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Martin's getting tired of the desert. Hmmm. 🤔 I sense a change of scenery for next winter.
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Speaking of the gators being sluggish in the winter...2 years ago we went to the 'Jungle Adventure' park west of Titusville FL. Older roadside attraction type place, a little run down but still entertaining. Watched the girl feeding (or trying to feed) the gators. She was right up next to one poking its snout with a piece of chicken, calling it by name. She said in the warmer months she would be on the same side of the fence we were on... Last year in Tucson we went to a reptile park where we watched a guy drag them around by the tail. Apparently they were so used to the treatment they didn't really care... until he brought out the bucket of chicken pieces, then they got interested. The guy was entertaining and funny ("You watch the ones behind me and yell if they get too close, OK"). Wonder how (or if) he does that show in the summer months...
Side story: same place had a snake show. Last snake out was a rattler. It had a really bad attitude and kept trying to strike... kept the guy hopping...
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Speaking of the gators being sluggish in the winter...2 years ago we went to the 'Jungle Adventure' park west of Titusville FL. Older roadside attraction type place, a little run down but still entertaining. Watched the girl feeding (or trying to feed) the gators. She was right up next to one poking its snout with a piece of chicken, calling it by name. She said in the warmer months she would be on the same side of the fence we were on... Last year in Tucson we went to a reptile park where we watched a guy drag them around by the tail. Apparently they were so used to the treatment they didn't really care... until he brought out the bucket of chicken pieces, then they got interested. The guy was entertaining and funny ("You watch the ones behind me and yell if they get too close, OK"). Wonder how (or if) he does that show in the summer months...
Side story: same place had a snake show. Last snake out was a rattler. It had a really bad attitude and kept trying to strike... kept the guy hopping...
Reminds me of my BIL from La. He lived by himself in the swamp. He hunted alligators for a living he would hit the in the head with a stump. He was told the La law was going to get him, it ain't legal hunting alligator down in his swamp. Yep he moved to Ar and changed his name to avoid prosecution. But most know him as Amos, Amos Moses!

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