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4 hours ago, dani negreanu said:

 

Jordan - we'll be only interested in Petra, which can be done as a daily trip from Eilat. Which, for us, will entail a flight to Eilat, a night at a hotel before and after Petra.

Petra is amazing!  We were fortunate to go there twice while leading tours of the Holy Land.  The Treasury is at the end of a spectacular ride or walk through the Siq Canyon.

 

If you enjoy Indiana Jones, watch the latter part of the "The Last Crusade."  Just make sure to "Choose

wisely!"

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After lunch was the fun stuff. Well first the laneway markers, snow shovels, and ice melter placed where they need to be for the winter. 
 

Side planter out. 
 

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Is this fun or what?  It got a bit colder as the day went on but still amazing for mid-November. 


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Finished. Garland and lights all up and out. Almost an hour and a half, not too bad. 


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Tonight, photobombed by Lucy. 

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Edit to add; no threats of husbandiced either. Well done. (patting own back)

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And since the cats are running the thread today, except for the amazing dog photo, here are a few of Lucy helping out. 

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Because falling asleep on the stairs is the best

move. 

 

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She approves the door hanger. 
 

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Lucy. ❤️

 

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22 hours ago, Coralc said:

 

Beautiful sunset photos Andrew! :classic_biggrin:

 

I have a question, Who mows and maintains all of that grass? Is it something you have done regularly, or is it a low growing variety? It is a very nice looking, (extensive) grass, green way. :classic_biggrin:


Thanks for the photo comments. I miss the sunsets at sea though.  
 

Now for the grass, we do them two different ways.
 

With over 500 acres there is a bit of lawn around here. Mom’s lawn is 5 acres but thankfully it is the largest of them all. We have used the same lawn service for decades. They send out a crew of 4, with two mowers. It takes a full day to do all the lawns as well as 2 miles of “lawn” ditch. The one is large rotary Toro similar to this but older, which does the cut ditches.  
 

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We also have a few other sites with “farm”  grass. I cut it once a month in the summer with another 1.5 miles of farm ditch to which I use this 15’ cutter. I do all the winter snow maintenance/program.  
 

It takes a look of work but it looks nice when done. 

 

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ahhhhh you knew I would love those decorations and I do!!!! 😍😍😍

I got a new projector for the front of the house today...in an effort to not have Nate try to hang lights this year...we’ll see how that goes.

 

New dining chairs arrived today and I am thrilled! still have 2 more to put together n then I’ll do the before during and after of the dining room transformation

 

(plus Sam because apparently it’s cute pets day)

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24 minutes ago, A&L_Ont said:


Thanks for the photo comments. I miss the sunsets at sea though.  
 

Now for the grass, we do them two different ways.
 

With over 500 acres there is a bit of lawn around here. Mom’s lawn is 5 acres but thankfully it is the largest of them all. We have used the same lawn service for decades. They send out a crew of 4, with two mowers. It takes a full day to do all the lawns as well as 2 miles of “lawn” ditch. The one is large rotary Toro similar to this but older, which does the cut ditches.  
 

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We also have a few other sites with “farm”  grass. I cut it once a month in the summer with another 1.5 miles of farm ditch to which I use this 15’ cutter. I do all the winter snow maintenance/program.  
 

It takes a look of work but it looks nice when done. 

 

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picture quoted for effect...That is a beast!

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Pretty kitty. 
Adopted by parental units when DD went to college. 
Miss Carrie. Just like the Stephen King novel of a possessed girls Carrie is not the most friendliest kitty you ever met.  She hisses claws until she gets to know you. 
She never walked her first two years of life because she was carried every where. 
Now that she is 14 she is becoming a normal cat. 
 

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On 11/16/2020 at 6:53 PM, Sunshine3601 said:

.....I bought my first home 3 months before my 20th birthday.    Nice condo, I wish I had kept it as a rental unit.   

 

On 11/17/2020 at 12:52 PM, island lady said:

 

Me too, bought my first house just before I turned 19......

You both had me beat. I bought my first condo when I was 22 after college. It was new so I didn't have to fix it up. Just painted the walls so they weren't so stark white. I only lived there 4 years. I met Mike and 8 months later we were married and I moved to California with him. My original plan was to be single until I was about 35 or so and then get married. 🤣  That plan got shot to hell but in a good way. 😍  Almost 34 years later and we're still going strong.

 

On 11/17/2020 at 11:08 PM, singinalot said:

ooh do explain what that is 🤔 🦃 

Never heard of it either so I had to Google it. 😁

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On 11/18/2020 at 12:12 PM, dani negreanu said:

.......95% of the FAs are laid off automatically after 5 years.......

That seems harsh. Why do they do that?

 

On 11/18/2020 at 9:17 PM, singinalot said:

just put the new table together. chairs coming Friday 👏

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I'm guessing you have a cat? 😹

 

On 11/19/2020 at 11:22 AM, Bailey & Sophie said:

 

Horseflies!

Those really hurt. 

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On 11/18/2020 at 5:46 PM, dani negreanu said:

Singapore is amazing. We splurged for 2 nights (before a cruise) at the cheapest room at Marina Bay Sands just for the pool. Boy, how I'm happy now that I've done that!

 

I'll make it there someday. 😪

Recently cancelled our March cruises on Ovation that ended there

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On 11/18/2020 at 7:50 PM, A&L_Ont said:


One for me, one for Lisa. 😂

 


One can only hope. As cases go up I can only suspect our border with the States will continue to remain closed for a while. I’m afraid it won’t be open until a vaccine has been administered to many of the masses. 

 


Agreed.  We have a cruise planned October 2021 and March of 2022 but hope to book some once things get going again. 

 


I really hope it happens.  In all honesty I am apprehensive that I will be cancelling our October NRD cruise for a FCC next summer. Lisa and I were chatting about doing something next October like flying to the ranch in Alberta, or the cottage for a week, or the condo in Florida. All depends on so many things. 🤦‍♂️

 

I vote condo

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On 11/18/2020 at 9:49 PM, xpcdoojk said:

So, we did 4 nights in Singapore prior to the cruise to China.  First night we stayed at the hotel at the airport since we arrived at like 1AM... it was actually a very nice hotel.  Then we transferred to the Marina Bay Sands hotel.  We booked a club level suite, and fortunately for us as we had a heck of a time finding restaurants.  So, we ate breakfast and dinner (snacks think diamond lounge mostly there).  The pool is amazing, but not being big pool hangers we only spent a few hours there one day.  The gardens attached to the property are amazing with a couple of biospheres to look at plants that were pretty spectacular.  Singapore was one of my favorite parts of that trip, but it was so hot.  Good lord walking at night at 10PM was still nearly 100degrees F.  

 

I would like to spend more time in Singapore, but not sure we will ever return.  

 

Lots of Landsharks in Singapore

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On 11/19/2020 at 11:35 AM, Domino D said:

 

 

 

I don't know if this is an open list, but if it is, I would like to enter Wasps on it. 

If there are rules, please ignore. 

 

Yellow Jackets are just nasty.  Both the bugs and the Tech fans

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well today had a bunch of curve balls...Nates surgery has been postponed. Our state has gone to “red level” which means most surgeries are off until Covid numbers are better. This means that all of our planning and scheduling and preparing for Nates recovery are for naught. His back pain will continue for who knows how long 😞

He can’t take months off in the spring because that’s when business picks up.

 

We also found out we didn’t get the house in Florida. They got another offer in that surpassed ours. I’m actually feeling ok about it. What is supposed to happen will happen, but still sad nonetheless.

 

I ordered myself the Iphone 12 as a consolation prize. 

 

 

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On 11/19/2020 at 11:45 AM, helen haywood said:

Flying roaches!!!😱😱😱

Florida doesn't have roaches, at least that's what I was told when we moved here. Floridians refuse to admit it. They call them Palmetto bugs! 😁  It's a friggen roach.

 

On 11/19/2020 at 1:05 PM, yogimax said:

Exciting day here... we brought our newest cat (Olive) home after being successfully spayed!

Exciting for who? I'm sure Olive will disagree with you. 😾

 

On 11/19/2020 at 9:31 PM, Coralc said:

 

Yes they are! But back to the store. No TP again and very few paper towels. No milk. No French bread. I am really surprised that people are shopping so early for the holiday. Is everyone off next week?  :classic_biggrin:

I think some is holiday shopping, but I think the news is exasperating it. They are so sensationalizing that some things are getting low on the shelves that people are starting to freak out like before.

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8 hours ago, dani negreanu said:

Jordan - we'll be only interested in Petra, which can be done as a daily trip from Eilat. Which, for us, will entail a flight to Eilat, a night at a hotel before and after Petra.

 

Loved, loved Petra. Kinda want to go back.

 

Should have been there around two weeks from now on Jewel.

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2 hours ago, singinalot said:

I use Google Sheets on my phone/laptop/desktop from anywhere...very similar to one note

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Ah the plan continues.  Kudos on the "Avoid" list.  Nice thing about Google Sheets is you can get to it from every device.

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5 hours ago, xpcdoojk said:

Sounds a lot like my system.  I usually print it as a pdf so I can refer to it in the Kindle app or Books app.  I like that I can print everything to one note and then organize the entire trip.  

 

I used to make spreadsheets, but quit doing them when I retired. Now I just go with flow

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