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Gulf Coast of Florida
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Java, I'm thinking along the same lines as Gary - try to get some of the upgrades/repairs done on the house before we retire our full time job.

I like the idea of new windows. I know it's not a decorative change that will be immediately apparent when you have guests, but it will be a big change for your power bills. And just think how nice they will open and be easy to clean. I would like new white frame windows - we have chocolate brown frames from 1979. But that's low on my list and might never get done in my lifetime.

Finish the kitchen, next will be to change the floors in the bedrooms from old carpet to the lovely vinyl planks that we installed in the main rooms last year. After that comes remarciting the pool and recovering the lanai deck. And of course, the outside of the house needs paint badly. It's never ending!

Patty, how is your kitchen remodel coming along?
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Annie, how was the MIL visit?
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Just got back from the MIL visit, which was nice. Very short. Too short, but I drove like a bat out of Hades to get Chuck to his PT today. We left at 10:30 and walked in the office one minute late. Considering that there was construction, and all the tires needed air, I think I did a good job of getting him there and back. We had a nice short visit (his step brother was there too and my SIL) for an hour in the sun, then we had dinner with just his mom and grand niece. And then came back, we had tea and BIL had beer, and then we all went to bed early. I slept from 9 last night until they called this morning at 7. Could have slept all day. Walked into the house only to find that the house sitter didn't feed the cats. Only one can was opened, so don't know who got fed out of the 8, but we know that the two outside didn't get fed. And Chuck paid him 50 bucks.
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"Hurray for ships!.....Let us keep them alive as a token of love,to make the last romantics happy. Let us use them to cure the depressed. Let us prescribe sea journeys..." Tiziano Terzani

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Hahaha. Java!!
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My kitchen...torn up and I'm doing dishes in the shower. Ugh. Waiting for the granite to be prepped. I heard the guy say it may take 2 weeks. Not good. It's the sink I miss the most.
The wedding was beautiful. Perfect venue and perfect weather. They were very fortunate.
Our friend took us out for a sail with the newlyweds and they shared some really good champagne that they received as gifts. Lucky us!
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Gulf Coast of Florida
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Patty, are you changing colors in your kitchen, different granite?

Our work got all new Samsung stainless steel appliances last year - big fridge, stove, dishwasher, overhead microwave. Those things have been filthy since the day we got them. Fingerprints and smudges all the time - and nothing we use will get the fridge clean...tiny little "rust" pockets, smears where it is wiped to try to clean, etc. All I can say is thank heavens we got them here before I got new appliances at home....because my dream kitchen was for stainless steel. Never would I have it after this experience!

I never liked granite for myself, always thought it was too dark and shiny. So I went with Corian in a quartz pattern with the molded-in sinks. I love it. It might not be trendy like the natural stones, but it is perfect for me! And after butcher block formica, it is a giant upgrade.

Ann, glad you had a good visit with the in laws. Wow, I had no idea you had 8 cats!! 50 bucks for 2 days feeding and the guy didn't even do it....YIKES.
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Long Beach, CA
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It's mostly just a countertop change. The ugly brown granite that was here when we bought the place cracked and crumbled off the edge. I was going to replace it with quartz, but fell in love with another granite instead. It's called River White. It should brighten up the kitchen significantly. I'm also changing the backsplash to subway tile. We also cut down the bar ( between the kitchen and dining room) to make it one level with the counter. This will create the look of an island without actually having one. My appliances will stay the same as well as the cabinets. I'll put in a new sink. So it's kind of a mini kitchen remodel.

That sucks Ann! I would get my $50 back if possible...or kick the guys a$$.
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Gulf Coast of Florida
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Sounds great Patty! I'll look forward to some pictures.

I'm tired of working this week....fighting a virus and it's making me . I would just like to be home!

We are getting a "cold front" next week! You Georgia gals will get it first, but I think we will have the first cool day next Wednesday or Thursday. I better swim this weekend, because after the cool front, the water will not be warm enough for me until next May! We used to have solar heat until it started leaking. We have a heat pump, but Tom has not hooked it up yet! If he was a swimmer, it would be installed by now...lol

Oh well, I'll be busy painting the kitchen anyway.
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Stone Mountain GA
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Cunard-Queen Mary 1961 NY to Cherbourg
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Carnival- Elation 1/14, 1/16

I will try one thing today,
that I have never done before,
and when I have finished something new,
I'll go try one thing more.
aem

"Hurray for ships!.....Let us keep them alive as a token of love,to make the last romantics happy. Let us use them to cure the depressed. Let us prescribe sea journeys..." Tiziano Terzani

America-It doesn't matter what ship our ancestors came here on, we're all in the same boat now.










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Yep, it is!

Hope you all have a great weekend!!
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Stone Mountain GA
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Happy Saturday-LONG day ahead, flo-you said cool temps ahead-this week, we will be in the 50's for a high-arghhh! signed up for a 47 hour week for next week, we have two shows off site, and one show on campus, so in reality there should be three box office staffs, but there's just one, pulled very thin.

I am down to 50 days today, til our cruise, cant wait!

They are extending Chuck's physical therapy sessions, told him to get out and walk, my blood sugar is way too high, I need to exercise to bring it down. I love days when the boss is not at work, I can actually take lunch and get out and move. When she is there, we are to be glued to our seats, because she wont take lunch. She sits on one of those balls states that is her exercise, and I guess she thinks we all should do the same.

The other thing she doesn't get is that since she has one of us processing emails all day, that that is the same as being on the phone, and she cant expect the person handling emails being on the phone too, it's like doing twice the work.

the best part about yesterday-I was paying bills and two of the bills said, no payment due, paid in full. so once I find the three missing bills, I can actually say I paid all the bills this month.
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Cunard-Queen Mary 1961 NY to Cherbourg
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MWA- Heritage 8/05, 8/06
Carnival- Sensation-10/08
Carnival- Legend 01/10, 9/12, 9/16
Carnival- Fascination 12/10,11/11,10/13,11/14, 9/15
Carnival- Elation 1/14, 1/16

I will try one thing today,
that I have never done before,
and when I have finished something new,
I'll go try one thing more.
aem

"Hurray for ships!.....Let us keep them alive as a token of love,to make the last romantics happy. Let us use them to cure the depressed. Let us prescribe sea journeys..." Tiziano Terzani

America-It doesn't matter what ship our ancestors came here on, we're all in the same boat now.










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Gulf Coast of Florida
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Hello from cool Sarasota....well cooler than the high 80's. We are in for some chilly weather starting tonight for 2 whole days! Whoopee!!
Should be in the 60's tonight, 70's tomorrow. That's pretty good for October.

50 days till your cruise, Ann? You must be very excited - it's been a long time coming, right? I wish I had another one booked for this year or early next. I had such a wonderful time on the Magic, I just want to be back there again.

Do you know 6 weeks later and we still have a huge pile of hurricane debris to be picked up by the county? We aren't alone - street after street there are large piles of storm debris killing lovely grass areas. I sure hope it gets picked up before the holidays, but who knows. They have the entire state to clean up and we are just one small portion of it. They do promise to get here eventually.

4 weeks till Thanksgiving - 9 till Christmas. I don't know about you all, but I feel as though this year flew by at record speeds - the fastest one yet!

Must get this kitchen painted and finished up in 4 weeks....I'll be glad when it is all done. It's so lovely, but lots of work.

Have a great evening, everyone!
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Georgia
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Funny you mentioned the holiday countdown. I usually begin decorating for Christmas on Oct 31. This year I began today. I decorate a lot (!), I am older and I spend time with the grandbabies most weeks so I got a head start. I'm never stressed during the holidays anymore so this works for me.

Jackson got sick first, then Lucy and Courtney. They are just recovering after two weeks so I am going there tomorrow for a couple days to help Courtney catch up. I think I mentioned they recently moved and she's still settling in, painting etc. It's not public yet but I can tell y'all, she's expecting and we are all so excited. Baby is due to arrive in June. :-D

I just realized yesterday that Gary and I have three trips planned February - March next year. Our New York trip as well as two business trips I will go with to Denver (my favorite of his conference destinations) and to Stockholm. I still hope to do a Birthday cruise in April. I'm not really in a hurry to book as there are no great deals getting away. Ha.

I'll be busy the rest of this week but I usually check here daily. Hope everyone has a good hump day and beyond!

(Flo, still looking forward to pictures!)


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there I was at work today, and terry tells me she forgot to post someone at one of the theatres-so here I sit at Dad's garage for an adult play (puppets) with no idea of where I actually-but trying to figure out how to get home-think I got it figured out-chuck wants out of the house tonight-so it's waffle house again-and quik trip. how exciting!
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Carnival- Fascination 12/10,11/11,10/13,11/14, 9/15
Carnival- Elation 1/14, 1/16

I will try one thing today,
that I have never done before,
and when I have finished something new,
I'll go try one thing more.
aem

"Hurray for ships!.....Let us keep them alive as a token of love,to make the last romantics happy. Let us use them to cure the depressed. Let us prescribe sea journeys..." Tiziano Terzani

America-It doesn't matter what ship our ancestors came here on, we're all in the same boat now.










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Long Beach, CA
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105 Here in Long Beach today. Ugh. Beat the old record high by 8 degrees. Hottest World Series game ever starts in LA tonight. LOL

I'm over it. So ready for cooler temps.

My kitchen project starts back up tomorrow! Hoping the rest goes quickly...I'm tired of eating out and eating off paper plates at home.
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10/16, 11/22, 12/30 - 2010 Carnival Fascination
2/12, 3/19, 4/30, 5/21 - 2010 Carnival Paradise
8/06 & 9/06 -2009 Carnival Sensation
3/20/09 Carnival Paradise - #10!
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Gulf Coast of Florida
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I love when I check in and EVERYONE has posted! Makes my day!!

Doris, I would love to decorate early, but I always have a houseful at Thanksgiving and they appreciate all the fall leaves, pumpkins, and other decorations that I have. No comingling of Christmas and Thanksgiving decorations...lol

I'm so pleased to hear Courtney's news. You have such a lovely, and close family. It is nice to see them growing through pictures and your tidbits of news. I know I've said it before, but I don't think I will ever forget Courtney on our 2012 cruise in her beautiful bright yellow gown looking like a model. A lovely girl, Doris!

Speaking of holidays, do any of you subscribe online to Taste of Home? It's free and it is a recipe site. Anyway today is the first day of their Thanksgiving Countdown - they send recipes and entertaining hints each day until Turkey Day. Then they start the Christmas Countdown - mostly cookies and desserts and typical holiday baking. So it starts today if anyone is interested in checking it out! Just another way to get you in the spirit.

Ann, you work ALL THE TIME! It seems like every day is another work adventure for you. No wonder you live for those cruises. 8-5 Monday thru Friday is bad enough, but every day you are at it.

Patty, you will be done with your kitchen before I'm done with mine! We did choose the paint and got all the new electric switches and outlets (out with the old ivory and in with the new white ones) and brushed nickel door knobs and hinges. All that's left to purchase is the backsplash - we would have gotten that when we bought the paint and stuff, but I forgot the room dimensions at home! So the easy part is buying the last bits - the hard part is doing it!

I told Tom there are 4 Saturdays and 4 Sundays until Thanksgiving. I want the kitchen DONE and the house and deck pressure cleaned before that day. So he has his marching orders and hoping he will step up to the plate. Did I say he works best under pressure?

I promise to post pictures - probably on face book where I have some ability to make it work - as soon as the job is complete.

Patty, what is Jordan doing for work? Is he officially retiring or will he be looking at other cruise lines or at a land job?

P.S. About the kitchen - I've been online every spare moment trying to find artwork for the walls. Large canvas for the dining room to replace the 25 year old Home Interiors stuff and something small for the one wall next to my black monstrosity fridge. Why oh why can't I make a decision!?

Everyone have the best of days!
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Georgia
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Ha! I have sold so much Home Interior stuff the past couple years, between mine and my late mother-in-laws things. It sure had its day! And lasted great.


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Congrats to Courtney!!

I can't even think about decorating with my house such a mess. But the good news is that the granite is going in today along with my sink! I'll be so happy to be able to do dishes in a real sink again. I would also love to put all the kitchen crap that is strewn all over my house back into the kitchen. I should have everything done except the backsplash and touch-up paint today. I'm not sure when the backsplash will go in. I hired a contractor to do all of it. Neither Jordan or I have the talent to do any work like that. We can only paint walls. LOL

Jordan is the artistic one so he chooses all the artwork that goes on our walls and I'm always happy with his selections. He had a ton of it that he had collected over the years from all the exotic places he's traveled, which is really cool. My walls were pretty bare before I met him.

His agent is looking at other lines for Jordan to work. Jordan said, "take your time, I don't want to go back until spring next year" We bought season ski passes that are good at 4 ski areas for this season so we plan to ski a lot this winter. He's not ready to retire yet and he needs to be able to cover the boat expenses for the next 5 years as it's not in my budget.
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we missed waffle house last night, but go there tonight-I put a couple bucks in the juke box, and played drifters, sam cooke, beach boys, jimmy buffet and bob marley-the staff thanked me for not playing the same crap that every one else plays LOL

today work was from 11-9, that was after taking chuck to physical therapy and playing riddles with Obi at their office. I guess when they cut him free, we will just have to go visit on our own. tomorrow is an appointment with another doc for chuck, there seems to be a hole between inside his mouth and his sinuses. (cancer) not sure what they are going to do about that. he is now looking forward to our cruise. so if they can hold off doing surgery until we get back, it would be greatly appreciated.

our office is going to the cloud, not sure how I feel about that, all that info and credit card information available to get caught in some rain storm.....

Chuck got the air conditioners out of the windows today, windows are closed, and the heat is on. and so is the world series. and another long day tomorrow too. and Friday we can sleep late, but I still have to work that night, and then my one day off. yeah! off the day it is supposed to rain all day. what a thrill. I have yard work to do! cut down the lantana, and set out the Halloween decorations for our 5 to 6 trick or treaters.

congratulations on the home improvements, and java-the new grand baby!! and patty-I think it's a great idea for Jordan to get the Carnival out of his system before he goes elsewhere. enjoy your snow!
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Carnival- Fascination 12/10,11/11,10/13,11/14, 9/15
Carnival- Elation 1/14, 1/16

I will try one thing today,
that I have never done before,
and when I have finished something new,
I'll go try one thing more.
aem

"Hurray for ships!.....Let us keep them alive as a token of love,to make the last romantics happy. Let us use them to cure the depressed. Let us prescribe sea journeys..." Tiziano Terzani

America-It doesn't matter what ship our ancestors came here on, we're all in the same boat now.










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Happy Halloween! I have my candy in a bowl waiting for the cuties. I hope we get a lot of trick or treaters - Gary and I really enjoy seeing all the costumes.

I'm still in the midst of Christmas decorating. Today I got the ornaments put on the tree in the nursery, my small Carnival tree and a tabletop tree in the kitchen. I still have quite a bit more to do in the family room - my home tends to appear to vomit Christmas but I also try to keep it looking nice and not tacky. So that takes time.
I may have mentioned last year that I had bought a new large tree a couple years ago. It was just too big and too heavy for us so I gave it to courtney after last Christmas. We haven't bought a replacement yet but will later this week.
Hope you all are having a good day. Enjoy the evening!


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Happy Halloween everyone! We bought some candy, but we rarely have trick or treaters since the kids on our street have grown up. Last year - none. The year before - one. Still, the candy will get eaten (unfortunately by me...)

Tom's been painting the dining room. We got the tile for the backsplash and all the remaining tidbits. If he finishes the dining room paint this evening, we can move on to the kitchen on the weekend. We have 3 more Saturdays and 3 more Sundays to complete the kitchen and pressure wash the house and deck! I am cracking the whip to "get 'er done"!

Patty, what type of backsplash are you doing? We have white tumbled marble subway tile. I love your granite - it is a beautiful color!

Ann, your cruise is fast approaching. You know, I'm having a tough time settling for one cruise a year - I'm more than ready to have another in the near future (1st quarter 2018)....I just have so much going on and it all costs my extra money. Still aren't we blessed to be able to get on a cruise ship and go to all the different islands?!

Doris, take some pics of your Christmas decorations. Would love to see them all. I always TRY to get our tree up on Black Friday - sometimes it doesn't get decorated until the first week of December, but I can see the twinkling lights anyway! We don't do much. We do have people over for a light supper in December and Christmas day, we generally host the family and close friends - but that's about it for guests during December, so I don't go "all out". I like a nice tree and I like a beautifully decorated dining table.

Well off I go to Publix after a long day at work - my own fault for not taking the time over the weekend to do my shopping.

Have a wonderful night all!
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