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  • so_P_bubble: why doesit always happen on a holiday lol
    November 03, 2019, 03:07:09 am
  • so_P_bubble: Thanks Oldie for being our saving line.  Why dies it always happen on a holiday?...
    November 03, 2019, 02:51:40 am
  • Oldiesmann: Going pretty good. Still looking at some options but I've found a few that I'm interested in
    November 02, 2019, 05:06:12 pm
  • Amy: Oldiesman Thank you so much for getting us up and running. How is the car hunting going?
    November 02, 2019, 12:20:00 pm
  • Oldiesmann: Everything should be working now. Apologies for the extended downtime
    November 01, 2019, 03:31:04 pm
  • so_P_bubble: Good luck in your search, maybe you will be lucky and even get a better bargain than last!
    October 21, 2019, 04:12:06 am
  • Amy: Oldiesman Hope you found a car today..
    October 19, 2019, 03:22:27 pm
  • Oldiesmann: I guess on Saturday I'll go out and get my stuff out of the car, but I'm now back to searching for a car
    October 16, 2019, 10:04:54 pm
  • Oldiesmann: Heard from them this afternoon. The cost of repairs ended up being far more than they originally estimated and about $1200 more than what they say the car is worth (which is a little more than what I paid for it), so they're going to total it.
    October 16, 2019, 10:04:30 pm
  • so_P_bubble: Fingers crossed! I hope the final cost for repair will be lower than previously estimated!
    October 16, 2019, 01:17:17 pm
  • Oldiesmann: It was towed to the local body shop on Friday so I should know more this week about whether they want to repair it
    October 14, 2019, 12:50:22 am
  • Oldiesmann: I believe he meant "borderline" in terms of cost of repairs vs how much they think the car is actually worth
    October 14, 2019, 12:50:00 am
  • so_P_bubble: the yearly licence. Big loss. and I cannot do without a car.
    October 12, 2019, 04:59:02 am
  • so_P_bubble: Michael, that does not sound good, especially for your own security. Maybe you could sell as spare parts and find another bargain? A few months ago mine was stolen during the night and the security cams showed it fleeing toward the Palestinian territories - gone forever. I had just paid the yearly l
    October 12, 2019, 04:57:34 am
  • Oldiesmann: Bubble, the insurance company is having it taken to a local body shop to further inspect it. The appraiser did say it was "borderline" repairable though, despite otherwise being in good condition and having low miles (less than 76,000)
    October 07, 2019, 09:28:19 pm
  • brian: when  I   klik   FORUM  I just  get   soapbox
    October 07, 2019, 02:36:34 pm
  • brian: nobody   said    a  long   while--------------    never   answered  my  question
    October 07, 2019, 02:35:14 pm
  • so_P_bubble: Michael, so sorry about your accident. That was really bad luck but we are all glad that you didn't suffer any personal injury.  I hope you found a good repairman/garage to make it safe for driving again.
    October 07, 2019, 12:18:46 pm
  • so_P_bubble: Brian, what is your problem with how long it has been? There won't be a chat here for a very long while.  If you want to chat, please find some other place more compatible to your needs.  Most of our members much prefer the forum discussions which are perfect for our different time zones.
    October 07, 2019, 12:14:43 pm
  • brian: pooch    mind  yer own  business 
    October 07, 2019, 11:06:57 am

Soda Shoppe for November 1, 2019

Started by so_P_bubble, November 02, 2019, 03:29:20 am

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CallieOK

Jane, :angel4:  :nanadance:  :cheer:  and :congrats:  I accept with pleasure your invitation.

The sliders will keep in the fridge for about a week. So happy to share the how-to. Enjoy.

Enjoy your day, Everyfriend.

Lloyd Hammond

well I am with you all I do not see any reason to change the clock,hours is same Light clouds or sun god wants. Have a great day.

Lloyd

Mary Ann

Jane, you finally did it!!!  Congratulations.  Take it from a long-time retiree, you will not regret it.  I volunteered for many years and now I don't even do that.  Of course, my not having a car helps for that.  I'll be at your party.  I'm so happy for you!

Mary Ann


Shirley


Joy

Just had to stop by this evening to say Congratulations to you, Jane.  That is a wise decision, and I am sure you won't miss all the Christmas busyness.  You picked a good time.  I know all your favorite customers will surely miss you.  But, you will enjoy being able to do whatever you want to do at any time. 

I had a restful day.  I did get to go out for dinner with my youngest son.  The middle son was just too tired to go. We went to a favorite place to get sour beef and dumplings.  One of our favorite dinners.  I used to make my own, but this place makes theirs as close to mine as I have ever found.  And, we have tried it at numerous places, and this is way to good to make it anymore myself. It is not hard to make, just time consuming. I brought enough left overs home for 2 more meals.  I did buy a couple extra dumplings as they give you extra gravy and there is lots of meat.

It sure has gotten a lot colder. I have been cold all day.  Keep pushing the thermostat up and down.  I do have a heating element in my recliner, and it does help to take the chill off of me. 

The Ravens football game is on tonight at the same time of a new Hallmark movie, so I will be switching back and forth during the commercials.  The game will probably go until midnight, so I will get to see the end of it.  My grandson told me someone had given him a ticket, so it will be a late night for him and he will have to get up for work in the morning.  It takes about 45 min. to get down into Baltimore city from where we live.  And, traffic will be bad.

I guess I will clean up my supper dishes and then curl up in my nice recliner.

Hope everyone is having a nice evening.

Joy
BIG BOX

JaneS

It's going to take me some time to get used to the time change.  It's only 9 o'clock on the clock but it's already 10 in my head.  I think I'll try to get to bed a little early because I have a 9a.m.  at WM tomorrow.  I really don't like this time change but short of moving to Arizona, there's not much I can do about it.

Callie, I got a package of slider buns today but I don't think I'll make them until Tuesday morning.  I'll tell you when I do. 

I also found a recipe for fruit cake that uses crushed pineapple and maraschino cherries.  My daughter said that the thing she doesn't like about fruit cake is the candied fruit and the raisins.  So I'm going to make this recipe in little loaf pans and take one to her house on Thanksgiving.  We'll see! 

I wish you all a peaceful night's sleep and a happy tomorrow.  And may God bless us, every one!

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Amy

I am also going to call it a night......Let the dogs out and the ground has some snow.on it..Wonder what tomorrow will bring weather wise??

Nite all
I can't change the direction of the wind,
but I can adjust my sails
to always reach my destination.

Jimmy Dean

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers

Lloyd Hammond

I am with you Jane I think time wise Arizona wiser than the rest of us. i have always If you want more daylight in the evening get and get at it earlier. there is much more daylight than this old man can handle.Good night and sweet dreams.

Lloyd

Amy

Good morningg everyone.. :snowball:

The ground is white and snow is still falling. We have to take two tools pneumatic ones in for repair this morning. Kyle is getting his mojo back and has been tinkering in his shop. This has been a long time coming that he has had any energy to do so.
Chasing dust bunnies for me tiding up and working on my quilt. I did have a date with Jack yesterday sure hope he doesn't want to go steady!

Better move it.

Good morning Roley...nice to see you :)

Enjoy your day everyone..
I can't change the direction of the wind,
but I can adjust my sails
to always reach my destination.

Jimmy Dean

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers

JaneS

Good Morning Everyfriend!  I slept well last night but I woke early.  Even the dogs weren't awake when I got up but they roused as I got dressed to go out in the COLD weather.  Now we're waiting for the dog food to be ready for them to eat and then we'll all have breakfast.  I think I hear the boinger now.

AMY, please keep that white stuff in Canada.  Don't let the Canadian stuff change it's nationality!

I wish you all a lovely day!
Make it your own in every way!

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phyllis

Let me add my congratulations, Jane.  I know you will enjoy your new freedom from working to a schedule.  But, because you are always on the go I know you will still lead a busy life.  Enjoy it!

Cold here this morning but I'm not sure we had the freeze that was predicted.  The sun is bright and the air is clean and clear.  It's a beautiful day.

Take care, All.
phyllis
Cary,NC

Gloria

Good morning everyone. Cold this morning and not cool, 28° and all the car s in the par king lot are white with frost. sure glad I do not have to go out early. The sun is shining so should warm up by the time I am ready for a walk.

COTTONCANDY  always nice to see you pop in here. One doctor I used to go to had me on BP pills but the better one I now have dropped it and also a cholesterol pill. Both are fine so don't need the pills and I like taking none.

CALLIE  I think we are all happy that JANE is going to retire.

LLOYD  seems every year a few st leaving the time alone but nothing is done. We should follow Arizona, then do not change the time.

JOY  I miss the Hallmark channel but it is not included in my cable subscription.

JANE  like your daughter I do not like the candied fruit and really hate raisins. My oldest son is the only one in my family who loves fruitcake and he likes marmalade, too. A SIL used to make a fruitcake with whole dried fruit and nuts and I did like that, no raisins in it.

AMY white here. too. Not with snow but frost. I didn't see Roley and after reading your post I back tracked and did not see anything.

JANE  like you Canada can keep the snow for now, Just a little at Christmas will be enough for me. Glad I am not out right now.

Have a good day.

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Shirley

Jane, my son retired & was asked to come back "at his schedule & convenience.".. he already had several other things on his plate so is now 10x busier than before he retired.  I'll bet they will be begging you to help out during the Christmas rush, and then it will be inventory...etc... right?  Enjoy & have a great life!

Right now the wind is NOT blowing like it did yesterday. I noticed around the corner some of the trees are almost bare so a good puff of wind & those leaves will be clinging to my front porch. I have rails with yucca plants surrounding that catch anything from the west. Most of the people around here only pick up leaves when the last fall so if I don't want to stumble over piles of them, I get to pick up at least 4 extra bags each week. The mulcher I bought last year does a good job of crushing them, but can't fill too full or this old lady can't drag them to the street for pick up. If weather permits the young couple that seems so eager to work will be here Friday to help. It really is beginning to look like FALL!

Shirley

Gloria, my mother never made fruit cake and I never liked anything with "lumps & stuff I didn't recognize", so my real first fruit cake up close... was when we lived in England. I was shocked that they started them so long before Christmas and never got over the fact that we didn't keep ANY food that long without it getting moldy so what kept the fruit cake from being stinky by Christmas??? Tells you how ignorant I am about the subject... and I still don't eat it.  :coolsmiley:

JaneS

Hi Everyfriend!  Had a pretty busy day and I'm glad it's over.  Now I'm planning my activities for tomorrow. 

SHIRLEY, the mixture of ingredients and the brandy that is used for aging are all preservatives for the fruit cake.  When I set mine to age, I always pick the coldest room in the house only because that's what my mother did.  She never refrigerated it or put it outside but we had some very COOL places inside and that's where the fruit cake always aged.

I have everything set out and that's my project for tomorrow morning.  And that will remove some of the clutter from my kitchen. 

Thank you everyone for your support of my decision to retire.  When I told one of my favorite customers today that Dec. 1 would be my last day, she said, "I'll have to remember to look for your line every time I come shopping.  I don't want to miss a chance to say goodbye and wish you well".  I thought that was really sweet of her.

Now I'm of to Dreamland!  I wish you all a peaceful night and a happy tomorrow.  And may God bless us, every one!

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Lloyd Hammond

well it is time to bid you all sweet dreams and good Night. Hope to see you all tomorrow. I case i have not told you all how great it is having my scooter mounted in our van. just park hit the button and raise the rear gate, push the out button and watch the scooter come back and out and down on the ground. get on and drive it off of the carrier, raise it up and back in the van,close the rear gate and go in the store and do your shopping. VA  provided my scooter, thanks to all you tax payers for it.sure helps my sore legs, diabetic legs is no fun.

Lloyd

Lloyd Hammond

 JaneS you are making my mouth water. good night.

Lloyd

Amy

Good morning everyone..

No snow on the ground but tis chilly at 38° F. Taking the van in to get the snow tires put on first thing this morning. Then home to do odd jobs that didn't get done yesterday. I played in the sewing room and yes had more dates with Jack but finally got the quilt almost put today....now for the borders and that is it!!

Lloyd, it is so good to read that you are enjoying your scooter. That is a small part to pay to say thank you from the taxpayers for all your service ......and although I am not in the US ...thank you!!

Jane, you will enjoy your retirement to the fullest as that is how you live life. This retirement is well earned and well deserved.

Gloria, I saw roley was in was in when I scrolled down to users in.

Better get a move on.

Enjoy your day everyone..
I can't change the direction of the wind,
but I can adjust my sails
to always reach my destination.

Jimmy Dean

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers

JaneS

Good Morning Everyfriend!  I woke up at my usual 6 a.m. which is now 5 a.m according to the clock.  The doggies followed their own plan and woke up at the usual time.  We went out and then had their pill and I decided the waiting time was a good time to get the fruit cake started.  So the cooking part is done and it's now in the cooling stages.  I checked my BBaker's Joy" cake pan spray and it's almost empty.  So when I'm finished here, I'm getting dressed and making a flying trip to the nearest store to remedy that oversight.

It takes about a half hour to finish mixing (I have everything ready) and an hour to bake so tonight it will be set to age.  And that's one big thing off my list.

I hope you all have a lovely day!
Make it your own in every way!

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Gloria

Good morning everyone, I better not get chatty this morning, a CNA is coming at 9:30 and I woke after 7:30 so do not have much time here.

SHIRLEY  from what I have heard they out all the mess of fruitcake wrapped in cheese cloth into a tin can-like a cookie can?- and pour rum or whisky or something over it to soak in. I really don't know why it doesn't mold but guess the alcohol flavors and keeps it fresh?

JANE  you will find soon how great it is to do what  you feel like every day and no time clock to punch all the time.

LLOYD  I like when our tax money goes to vets like you. You have always been a hard worker and are an American. Better than all the lazy ones who just want every thing handed to them without ever working.

AMY  I just heard on the local weather we are in for snow Thursday night into Friday morning. Thanks for sending it down here. I most likely will sit in the window and watch it fall. I will not be out for a walk. I don't know how it would be with the rollator and my unsteady legs walking on it. The maintenance man does keep the walk clear and spreads ice melt but it would be my luck to hit a slippery place and fall.

Have a good day.

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Lloyd Hammond

Good morning everyone. it is bright sun here, saying to get to 60º or above. Have a great day everyone.

Lloyd

Denver

A good Tuesday HELLO to EVERYFRIEND!

Congratulations JANE, for making the decision to retire.  I am happy for you and proud of you for taking this big change in your life! 

Not much going on in our world OTHER THAN non stop thinking and talking about our future plans for the new condo.  We have to have our money in place soon, so we must make sure we know what we are going to do regarding picking our appliances and flooring.  UGH😩🤪

We are enjoying warmer temperatures right now and that sure makes me happy....sunshine makes my day perfect for me😘

Yesterday we managed to get our voting ballots turned in, I got my handicap parking sticker renewed and we both got our new driver's license renewed!  Every bit of it went quite smoothly and the people we had to deal with at all location were very pleasant and over all it was a nice experience.

GLORIA, I did see that the cold front is going to move in your direction.....I hope you will not get too much snow!

AMY, it made me smile when you said Kyle is spending time in his shop....that says a lot about how he is coming along. 

Have a good rest of your day.

Jenny

Carol

Jane: Congratulations on your decision. When we decided, we found that we could "make it" on less income and it actually was healthier for us.  I did tell Don to get a hobby  - and he does small woodworking- such as, making pens.I can sew more and the best part is we can visit longer.   

Mary Ann

Jane, I have a few years on you, but I have reached the point where I do very little except compute.  I can't see you doing that, but you never know.  To me, retirement is great.  I hope you look forward to yours and enjoy it as much as I have.

Mary Ann

JaneS

It's been a busy day but a good one.  I started the cooking part of the fruit cake this morning and then discovered that I was out of Baker's Joy to spray the pans.  So while it cooled I made a trip to the store and I took my last pay stub along to ask some pre-retirement questions.  Just as I was finishing, my granddaughter called to ask if I could take her to the store to pick up some things.  it was perfect timing because my store didn't have Baker's Joy so I was going to another store anyway.  I picked her up....we shopped...and I dropped her off.

When I got home, it was too late to finish mixing the fruit cake because my friend was picking me up for a movie at noon.  So I did a few other odd jobs, went to the movie and mixed the fruit cake when I came home.  It's all packed up for it's aging process and that's one job done!

I'm going to be off to Dreamland in a bit so....

I wish you all a peaceful night's sleep and a happy tomorrow.  And may God bless us, every one!

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Shirley

I took a nap before time to go to bed, just couldn't keep my eyes open. Ran several errands & noticed only a few maples have color, bright red, and everything else, even the cottonwoods, are basically browns. Not enough leaves on the ground to "kick leaves" yet so bagging can be put off. Kind of a quickie fall. Went down to the river tonight to talk to & feed fish. They didn't jump out of the water tonight, but certainly hungry. Will have to go to Walmart tomorrow for their bread, want to be sure to have some when that young couple comes to do the yard work on Friday afternoon. Not a very entertaining world I live in, but keeps me busy. Might have a Ding Dong & cup of coffee before heading back to bed. Tom is still out, it is above freezing so hope he doesn't get too cold, they make their own choices.

Jane, I do remember the girl next door said she put her fruit cake "in the coldest room" to age... and those cold rooms were really cold back 60+ years ago! The house we lived in the last year was 2 story & only a fireplace in the sitting room off the kitchen (scullery) for the whole house heat. Coal was still rationed & wood burned too fast to keep a fire going with just that. We didn't have a refrigerator at either place so walked to buy groceries about every day. That was barely 10 years after the end of WWII, a lifetime ago.  Sweet dreams and God Bless. Shirley

roley

Good morning to all. sorry I have not been around for several days,just had the odd quick 'look in' to catch up with Lloyd's latest adventures !, well i'm back in the care of our 'Community Nursing Service'again !, this time I have a infection in my 'Good Leg !' goodness knows how that arrived !, >:( ?, at least i get a chance to see a new face twice a week :),thank you Amy, i'm sorry i did not reply to your greeting, sometimes my memory lets me down!,i expect you all know what I mean !,  :) ,Lloyd, if you read his''i have been sending messages off to you'' and Gloria, i have not forgotten you, i'm still looking for a nice and east 'Armchair Walk' for you to enjoy, as soon as i come across one i'll try to remember to put in here for you all to enjoy.
                                        Best wishes to all. Roley.

JaneS

Good Morning Everyfriend!  I think my body is on Eastern Standard Time.  I seem to be able to get to sleep easier and sleep better since the time change back. 

ROLEY, how nice to come in this morning and see you in the Soda Shoppe.  I'm another that loves your armchair walks.  In my lifetime, I was able to have to lovely visits to your country, neither one of them long enough.  So I love going back via your posts.  Thank you for all them in the pst and I look forward to the future ones.  I'm so sorry your leg is giving you trouble and I hope it's well again soon.

I don't have much to report yet today except that we (the fur girls and I) are up and attem and ready to face another day.  It's a Wally World day so I'm hoping for happy customers and a good register.

I wish you all a lovely day!
Make it your own in every way!

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Amy

Good morning everyone..

Woke to a snow covered ground, just wish it would stay. This snow melt makes a mess and the dogs track in the mud! Oh well tis an easy clean up.
Need to do thing in the morning as this afternoon I have a hair appointment. Next Thur Babe has a bath and comb out so the girls are getting ready for winter. :)

Gloria, when the snow comes and stays it is so pretty. Love how the snow glistens on the trees . We have been feeding up to 9 mourning doves , the food is put on the ground for them.

Jane , your home is going to smell so good with the cakes cooking. I should get busy and make my cakes ,I do gum drop and cherry cakes. Have to admit you are tempting me into doing a Christmas cake too!

Shirley, how is the leg? I see you took a walk to the river, did it bother your leg?

Roley, nice to see your post and I am sorry you are having trouble with the other leg now. Please take it easy and I hope you soon mend.

Jenny, it makes my heart smile to see Kyle tackle the little things around home. I noticed he put the picnic table way for the winter. He has it on wheels so it is easy to move for grass cutting so he put it over by the fence standing it on end.

CArol, I just have a little over 300 pieces to put together on this quilt and I am done. Don't think I will attack a piano key border any time soon!!

Better get a move on here.

Enjoy your day everyone.
I can't change the direction of the wind,
but I can adjust my sails
to always reach my destination.

Jimmy Dean

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers

Gloria

Good morning everyone, yea the sun is shining this morning and 35°. We had rain all day yesterday and in the afternoon it poured. Just  heard the snow for Thursday night into Friday might be rain instead but going to be in the 20's. Oh well we can expect freezing weather before too long.  Don't think I would like to live where winters were mild or warm. Every thing outside is covered in frost this morning.

LLOYD  have a great day.

JENNY  the snow the weather guessers have talked about might not happen, a bit early for it here.

CAROL  I remember you talking about Don making pens a few years ago. Bet they are all one of a kind and beautiful. I worked at ATCross and could never see why they were so expensive, they didn't write any better than the cheap pens. Sure supposed to be gold but scratch them and you see junk underneath the gold color.

JANE  if I could make anything I would try and make a fruit cake for oldest son, he sure loves them. What movie did you see yesterday?

SHIRLEY  I remember when I was young the only heat in the house was the old cast iron stove in the kitchen, we slept in cold bedrooms but we had a lot of warm wool blankets.

ROLEY  so good seeing your post. Miss you when you don't show up. You do not have to send your wonderful walks but we do enjoy them. As long as you come in and say hello we know you are with us. Sorry about your leg but glad you have help. I would be lost without the CNA I get every day.

JANE  just think you will not have to worry about a good register and happy customers soon. Are you counting the days already? I remember when I went to the office at work and told them I was retiring, that was on the day of my 65th birthday. The first month I was no longer working all I did was sleep. I was worn out.

AMY  like you I love seeing the newly fallen snow before it gets walked on and the trees sparkle in the sunlight like they are covered in diamonds.

Have a good day.

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