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Good Morning -

 

Still coughing up a storm but I guess I am feeling a bit better -

 

Iz how are you feeling today ? Hope with your cold you are still able to enjoy your time in Ireland it sounds as though you are having a great time and you are seeing lots of things -

 

Kare - where are you today looking forward to more pics and stores.

 

Udi - Glad your home and everything went well -

 

I am here I am not feeling well enough to go anywhere so write lots for me to read

 

Oeggy

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Good afternoon

Crazy day for us. Went for nails and that was fine. Look great and short so I can type.

But then we started running around trying to find a part for the toilet and we went to so many stores that I cannot even remember to count. Could not find what Pinky wanted so he came home and jerryrigged it. some how.

Not much else to report from this end.

Hope you get to feel much better soon Piggles....too long suffering.

Iz...welcome home whenever you land. Not sure of your itinerary on coming home.

Kare....love you pictures...got Pinky all atwitter on going to Amsterdam.

Erri...how did the weekend turn out with the RV....hope all is ok now.

Be back in the am....no plans for tomorrow so who knows what will come up

UDI

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Hi all

 

You should go to Amsterdam Udi!

Wonderful place, such friendly people ...clean clean clean. ...great food and oh so pretty. It’s been quite hot here though yesterday was overcast so that helped keep the heat down a bit.

 

We walked miles and miles and miles..

I told Shanan today , we pick some areas and Uber. I’ve got walking for another 3 days and I’m sure the Scots have more of the same in mind too! I’m wishing I’d had a cortisone shot in these feet but alas, I didn’t. So onwards and upwards!

 

Hope you’re feeling better Iz and are home safe and sound.

 

You too Piggles, hopefully you’re on the mend too,

 

We’re off ...where to not sure yet!

 

Have a good one

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Good Morning

 

Going to be hot here today - I am going to try and get out of the house and go grocery shopping - we will see how that goes.

 

Still coughing - taking my meds for my UTI - I slept a little last night so not feeling too bad this morning.

 

Iz - Hope you having a great time and are recovering from your cold.

 

Kare - your pics are beautiful it looks so nice there - your poor feet I thought you bought shoes to help with the pain. I am sure like you said the scots have lots of walking planned for you guys.

 

Udi - what are you and Pinky up too today.

 

Eri - no stories about your RV experiences?

 

I will BBL

Oeggy

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I did buy shoes Piggy , 4 prs, none of which are anything to write home about! We just came back and I iced my feet and switched up my shoes ..rubbed some Voltaren in and off we go...sigh...

 

Sometimes a wee outing helps you gauge how you re really feeling! Take it easy ..

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Good morning all

Sunny here but rain on the way...rainy season so can't complain as long as there are no "H" things out there. LOL

Kare....love you pictures and are going to pick your brain as what to do there when we go.

Iz...hope you are feeling much better for your flight home.

Piggles...are you still coughing? Is the UTI better?

*****....glad to have Iz home again? Bet Marley and Fenway are.

Erri...are you going to meet your sisters this year? Never can remember when everyone is doing what!

Pinky and i are going to straighten the garage. Whoo hoo....can you stand the excitement. LOL

Be around all day

UDI

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Hello all

 

Kare - as has been said, beautiful pictures. All that walking OY!

 

Oeggy - glad to hear you're feeling better. Don't over do when grocery shopping! (I hate grocery shopping!)

 

Udi- send some of that rain this way, we can sure use it.

 

Just so you all know and if I didn't tell you before. We've been hitting triple digits here. Last Saturday was 117F; Sunday was 107F and the week has been at or above 100F.

 

Good news - My SIL has a place to move into. Lease will start on September 1st. We're going to pay the last month where she's at to give us the month to get her moved. We plan on going down next month, going to take the trailer and stay close to see what needs to be packed, moved, thrown away, given away, etc. I've started the paperwork to get the truck into our names so that we can sell it. We'll use that money to offset the cost to move my SIL.

 

What a load off my shoulders. Ok, back to work for me.

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I'm back in the USA, sitting at JFK waiting for our flight to MSP.

 

I still have a cough and some congestion my ribs are sore from coughing.

 

Eri, good news about finding a place for your SIL and a plan to get her moved.

 

The Internet in the hotel wasn't working for me last night so I will have to update the last day or two later. By the time I get home it will be about 1 or 2 AM Dublin time so as soon as I get home I will be falling into bed.

 

I'm guessing all Kare's nice pictures are on FB, I'll have to have ***** show me.

 

Later, iz

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Welcome back Iz - Sounds like it was a great time you certainly did a lot of sightseeing - can't wait to see pics

 

 

Eri - YAY congrats on SIL getting the apt - it will be easier with her closer I am sure

 

Udi - How was the garage cleaning LOL does not sound like fun.

I am on the UTI meds now so hope I will feel better in a few days.

 

Coughing is only bad at night even though I sleep with 2 pillow and head of the bed raised

 

Had a very hard time at the grocery store had to sit down a few times but made it thru.

 

 

 

Oeggy

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Good morning

Welcome back Iz.....hope you are feeling better. Rest and take care of yourself. Hug Marley and Fenway lots

Not much to report here. Garage looks like a different place. Been just throwing things in there. But boy was it hot and I needed a shower after. LOL

Publix either today or tomorrow. Roofer came while we were away and is coming back today to finish. Yay we do not need a new roof. Now we can cruise again. LOL

Kare...enjoy Andre.

Piggles ...feel better.

 

*****...you are off duty and can relax now. LOL

Erri....glad to hear that you got the place for your SIL....looks so nice.

 

Here all day

UDI....or as ***** calls me Audi....rich and fancy....LOL

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Good Morning - still coughing but feeling a bit better

 

Audi - Must have been hot in that garage but bet your glad it's done. I was thinking of you yesterday I was talking to the manager at shop rite and I told him I wanted him to order Udi's choclate chip cookies they are pretty good especially since I can't eat any other cookies

My UTI is still ongoing I am on my 3rd day of meds so I am guess I will feel better soon.

 

Iz - ***** is happy your home awwwww - I bet the kitties were happy to see you.

 

Kare - I guess I would never be able to walk if I went there even with good shoes - I have that cream for my feet but I don't feel that it helps at all - My poor feet are so numb and hurt - side effect of celiac disease - not neuropathy but same pain.

I hope your better today and looking forward to more pics.

 

I will be around

Oeggy

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Hello and Welcome home Iz - hope you also have today and tomorrow off to recuperate and get over your jetlag.

 

Yesterday I made reservations for another trip with the trailer next month. Found a San Diego County Park for $33/night with full hook ups. This trip is a two-fer. Trip with the trailer, but going to San Diego to check out SIL's house to see what we will have to do to make sure that it's vacated and emptied of all of her boyfriend's junk and toss/donate/keep her stuff.

 

I am, however, looking forward to taking the trailer and getting away again for a few days. So, the preparation to go will start. Have to think about what food to take. I'm sure we'll be giving our A/C unit in the trailer a workout!

 

Not much to say except what I've already said.

 

Oeggy - hope you are feeling even better today.

 

Udi - Glad you got your garage straightened out. Now you can come and do mine LOL

 

Back to work, again....

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Good Morning - bad night last night lots of coughing - I am really not feeling well this morning - going to call the Dr. and make an appt.

The meds for the UTI are really making me sick to my stomach.

Thanks all of you for listening to me moan and groan -

I hope I will feel better soon -

 

I will be around

Oeggy

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Good morning

Oh Piggles...I agree....hated the UTI meds and stopped mine. You need to change them. Please do go to the doc. you should be feeling better by now.

Not much doing here.

Good to hear about your trips Erri....are you going with your sisters this year or did I miss the trip? LOL

Hope Iz is feeling better too.

I will be back after going to Publix...no sandwich food in the house. LOL

UDI

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Mom dropped me at home about 7:30 or 8:00 Wednesday evening and since that's something like 2AM in Dublin so I just fell into bed and slept until ***** got home at 6:30AM.

 

I've been working on laundry and then yesterday afternoon we went to visit my friend Beth and ordered pizza.

 

By 10:00 I was ready for bed and this time got up at 7:30, now I'm continuing with laundry. Later I'm going to Costco. And sometime before Monday I'll be going to both Target and the grocery store.

 

I've been feeling better but not all the way better yet. I still have a cough due to congestion but not enough that the my ribs hurt anymore.

 

During our last day we had a tour around Kilkenny then we visited a replica of a potatoe famine boat. One thing I didn't realize about the potatoe famine was that all other crops and livestock were just fine but required export to England the Irish were only allowed to consume potatoes and they weren't growing.

 

Then we ended in Dublin and had our Farewell Dinner.

 

I'm around acclimating to my home time zone.

Iz

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Good morning

Hope Iz and Piggles are feeling better today.

 

Not much on our plans for the weekend. We had the roof fixed and now need Mike to come and check the light fixture on the patio to see if it can be used. The roof leaked into the socket and I have turned off all switches to it till he can give us the go ahead. Need his electric knowledge before we set the house on fire. LOL

Otherwise we were seriously thinking of going into the pool today.....we get the thought and then think it is so nice and cool in the house...why sit out there in the heat LOL

What is everyone else (besides Kare) doing this weekend?

Be here all day

UDI

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Yesterday ***** got a text from HD, there wasn't a truck and he didn't have to work, so we grilled salmon for dinner.

 

We went to Costco in the afternoon. Between gas, sangria in the liquor store and everything else we spent $200. Now we're stocked up on salmon, Mahi Mahi, burgers and other stuff.

 

Today I'm going to the grocery store. Tonight we're grilling a pork tenderloin. The remaining laundry is less than a load, but I need to do it before I iron.

 

I still have stuff to put away. Next I can start planning for our Bliss and Infinity cruise:)

 

I'm around, iz

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Oh Iz.. our local butcher had a sale this week that Pinky and I decided to take advantage of. Now I have absolutely no excuse not to make dinner. We got pork chops and chicken with and without bones We got meat loaf mix and homemade sausage Enough for about 15 meals for two of us or less if we have company. All stuff we use. It cost us $30. How could we not get it. Only downside is now I have to cook. And I can't wait til 5pm to say there is nothing for dinner. Lol!

Just thought I would share like you did. No fish though. Maybe I will get some salmon from Costco too. I only cook salmon no other fish. Eat the rest out.

Now I am hungry. Having the sausage tonight.

Toodles for now

Udi

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Hi all

 

On the train enroute to Scotland ..5 hours , I’ve had a nap, what now? London was beautiful ..but when isn’t it? They’ve not had rain since so it’s not as green as usual ..unless they have inground water systems. It was SO busy , I guess it’s been awhile that I’ve been there in the summer months and between tourists, bike marathons, soccer games, protests and traffic closures it was tough getting around! My feet are ready to be shot walking 11-16 kilometres a day on average. Then Cath tells me we’re going to Edinburgh castle tomorrow , oy vey. The countryside passing outside the rain window is very pretty, lots of cows and sheep as per usual. It’s been beautiful , I adored Maastrict in Holland and keep playing out scenarios in my head to move there :)

 

Oh Piggles, you should be so much better by now! You must needs all your meds changing. Take it easy missy!

 

You too Iz, not the best souvenir to bring home it sounds like a great trip. Did mom enjoy and your aunt ?

 

Good buys at the butcher Audi! ;)

Yep, now you can’t avoid cooking , that wasn’t smart was it?

 

Glad things are coming together for your SIL Erri.

That’s got to be a huge relief. Be nice if she settles in and really likes the change.

 

We did a Jack the Ripper walk in London, very interesting .. and yesterday the Harry Potter studio tour, very cool to see the real sets and props and makes one realize what an undertaking such a series of films are.

 

Okay, time for another nap lol...

 

Stay well!

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Good morning

Yes Kare...quite silly of me to buy so much but then what I really hate is planning so now I just grab a bag out of the freezer and that is what we eat. LOL

Sausage was good....too bad they did not tell me that they used four sticks to keep the sausage in a spiral. Almost had a big dentist bill.

Going into the pool ...yea yea yea....said that yesterday and never made it. Don't bet on it today either. By the time we decide the sun is gone and it is cloudy. Which is really ideal since we are not allowed in the sun but then it just makes us hunker down with a book and stay inside. LOL

Kare...love following your travels like we did IZ....makes me long for England.

 

Be here all day.....no plans

UDI

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Good Morning - Hot one here today and very humid YUCK - I just saw a post on FB and it said 17 weeks till winter Yikes -

 

Yesterday Rich took me to Elaines granddaughters graduation party I am not sure how I made it - I was totally exhausted we only stayed about an hour - and I saw a lot of people I have not seen in a while mostly Sues friends and everyone talked about Elaine -

Still feeling worn out and still coughing when I lay down at night I am going to the Dr. either tomorrow or Tues I have to see what day he can take me.

 

Iz - Hope you are feeling better and your cough goes away it really wears you out.

 

Yesterday I was told that 2 people didn't come to the party they both have pneumonia - I guess it is getting worse around here I have hear about so many people with it.

 

Oh well I have nothing exciting to say just going to relax today and maybe do some more laundry

 

Later

Oeggy

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Good Morning ***** - What happened to your posts :loudcry:

 

Very hot and humid day here today - last night was brutal

even with the AC on it was hot.

 

I think I am finally starting to turn the corner I am pretty sure I slept a little over 4 hrs straight without coughing YAY and I feel just a little better today. Have to call the doc in a few and make an appt for tomorrow or Thursday

 

Is Kare in Scotland today she is having a great trip.

 

Iz - How about you how are you feeling is your cough better and did you go back to work today.?

 

Udi - How are you and Pinky I bet it is just as hot here as it is in Fl. the humidity is killing us.

 

Well I will be around so write lots everyone

 

Oeggy

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First day back to work. I got my email inbox cleaned up. And just right back into work.

 

Not supposed to be as hot and humid here this week, maybe some good deck time.

 

I bought our Alcatraz tickets for our day in SF on Bliss.

 

I also had to adjust flights in October for the Infinity cruise. Apparently Delta canceled their non-stop to FLL, so put us on a flight plan through Atlanta with only 38 minutes to make the connections, I don't think so, now we have 90 minutes between planes, much more realistic. I only had to wait for an hour to get through for that:rolleyes:

 

I'll be around later. IZ

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Hi there

Sorry.. I am having problems remembering to post here. My computer moved the bookmark and it is not in my normal spot. I usually go in and check first thing in the kitchen on my phone and then come to the PC to write as it is so much easier with a keyboard. Excuses excuses! LOL

Nothing doing here....major thunderstorm right now.

 

Going to the eye doc tomorrow so won;t be able to see til late afternoon as it takes me about 4 hours for the dilation to clear.

 

Kare is in Scotland with Wee and Doug. Lucky

Glad you are feeling a bit better but yes still go to the doc Piggles.

 

Iz...glad you are back and cleaned up your emails. It is hard for anyone to get back into the swing. You were smart giving yourself days to overcome the jet lag.

 

*****....how did you lose your posts and what were you telling us?

Be checking and posting I promise.

UDI

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Quick Hi ..

 

Glad you’re maybe feeling a wee bit better Piggles? Keep that up!

 

Very warm day here , we went to Mary Kings Close which is an underground village from the 1600’s , very interesting and makes us appreciate what we now have, from there we hiked waaaaay up the steep hill of the Royal Mile to Edinburgh castle which was very cool. We had a lovely lunch in between the 2.

 

Came home zonked , all of us ..

So we had cheese I brought from Holland ,crackers and various other nibbles for dinner. Works for me! Guys sat in the family room after and girls in the living room chilling and watching the sea views...other room has mountain views, Bliss. I’m in bed now and it’s after midnight so I’ll say night night ...

 

Keep well!

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Heading to eye doc....probably will not be able to see to type for a while this afternoon so will come back when all clear

Hope everyone is doing good

UDI

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Lunch time, I have a salad.

 

Supposed to be very nice today. I'll probably sit on the deck after work.

 

Same Infinity trip looking at flights home it looks like United has given us a 4.5 hour layover in Chicago, kind of the opposite of Delta's 38 minute layover:rolleyes:. How irritating. I guess I should book air later.

 

Nothing of much interest going on around here.

Later, IZ

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Good morning gang

Sorry I did not get back after the eye doc. Took over 4 hours for my eyes to return to normal. LOL

Today we are heading to Publix...big whoop. LOL

Hope everyone is good or improving rapidly.

 

Not much to tell....it is a down time and quiet stuff going on. Boring!!!

Be checking in

 

UDI

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Hi

 

Getting ready to try a trip to the grocery store hope I make it thru this week I feel a little better but don't want to push it to much

 

So I will BBL

 

Oeggy

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Lunch time, more salad.

 

I spent some time on the deck after work yesterday, it was nice. I'll try again today, supposed to be warmer and more humid.

 

Absolutely nothing interesting going on here. Over the weekend I was feeling a lot better, now that I'm back at work not so much. Chest has tightened up and not letting go of the yuk inside.

 

I still need to call United to try to get a connection changed. I canceled our Silhouette cruise for November 2019, hopefully we will go to WDW instead for *****'s birthday and food and wine.

 

I'm here, IZ

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Hi - made it to the bank and the grocery store still have not put the groceries away just the things that needed to go in the frig & freezer - it was hard walking around the store but I did it.

 

Iz - Sorry to hear your not better maybe if it does not improve you should pay the doc a visit - I waited over 2 weeks before I went -

I wanted Salad for lunch today but was too tired to make one when I got home from the store.

 

Udi - How was your trip to the grocery store ?

 

Kare - That underground village intrigues me that is something I would enjoy glad your having fun.

 

I will be around

Oeggy

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Good Morning - wow can't believe I am first this morning -

where is ***** & Udi

 

Beautiful day out there today I think temps are about 67 or so right now soo it is really nice

I am going to try and sit outside for a bit today.

 

Welll I am here so write lots everyone - hope everybody is doing okay.

 

Oeggy

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Good morning

Early bird Piggles.....good for you. Hope it means you are improving sitting outside.

Iz how are you? It looks like your hot weather is breaking so you can sit outside too and have a tini

Not much on our schedule today. Went to Publix but need to go back for the next sale....have our coffee and I have coupons!!!!

Saw your pictures on Facebook Erri looks like Lee was totally relaxed and enjoying the day. Good for him.

 

Will be here and checking in.

Toodles for now

UDI

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Lunch time, I have a wrap from downstairs.

 

Supposed to be rainy today, so no deck time after work.

 

I got our flight home in October fixed, 90 minutes in O'Hare instead of 4.5 hours. I probably shouldn't book air so early, but when I see an acceptable price I go for it. Next I need to think about a ride to LAX after the Bliss and insurance for both cruises this fall.

 

Not much going on around here. It is cooler. I opened the windows for a couple days in the 70's.

Later, IZ

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Hi gang ..

 

Glad you seem to be on the mend Piggy, just don’t hurry it ... take time for you to rest and heal. Hope you feel better too soon Iz , we can feel better or so we think then we get back to our routine and realize we’re not up to par as we had thought.

 

I saw the pics too Erri , looks like the rv’ing life suits Lee and you! Good for you.

 

Routine eye check up Udi?

That’s what I need to get booked..ugh

 

So we’re up in Aberdeenshire at a castle from the 1500’s ...very beautiful , magnificent gardens. The gardener told us to pick whatever we want so we picked raspberries and strawberries like I’ve never tasted for dessert with fresh cream. Each one perfect and bursting with sweet juiceyness. Marion made spaghetti bolognese and Janice a vegetarian lasagna to die for for dinner with salad and garlic bread and tomorrow a chef is coming to cook dinner. What a divine escape. The garden is like a secret garden ...through doorways and arches , sooooo pretty.

I’m in bed laying under a magnificent canopy 4 poster bed from who knows when.

 

It’s been just a perfect holiday .....sigh .....

 

Take care! I’ll pop back again

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Good morning

Oh Kare...a castle....is it haunted? Does it have a dungeon? LOL

No then have fun.

 

Not much here....very very hot. Going to try to go out to Publix again today as they have my coffee on sale and if I do not go early I am out of luck. And I have coupons!!!!!!

Sunday we are meeting cousins for Jewish deli.....yummo. We no longer have one close by so we do not get it as much as we would like....I am sure my arteries appreciate that fact...LOL

Will be here and checking in all the time.

Hope everyone has a great weekend no matter what they are doing

UDI

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There’s a big old ledger here and it says no, not haunted ..but there is “positive energy” to be felt in certain areas so they say. It’s a very complicated place , in Shanan’s room ...her closet is quite shallow and there are two carpeted stairs inside , and the back wall covers up from there. Almost like they hid the rest of the staircase and wherever it goes to ? There’s maid stairs and regular stairs that wind and all the beds are huge four posters with canopies. The area has a lot of history of murders and fires and all sorts of strange doings and the property next door there’s some strange old western town set up that Bill and Lois stumbled upon last night that is like something out of the twilight zone. Scary .. there’s stuffed animals everywhere too and you know how much I’m liking that ! Not.

 

https://www.scotsman.com/news/scotland-s-very-own-wild-west-town-in-deepest-aberdeenshire-1-4464576

 

If there’s a dungeon, I’ve not found it ..David says he keeps hearing someone upstairs above the second floor and that’s where the turrrets and attic is so ?

 

We went into Huntley this afternoon but not much doing there. Visited a shortcake factory and had some lunch , back to the castle now lol and the guys have returned from golfing and Bill from fishing. It was a drizzly morning so they’re pretty damp.

 

Enjoy your deli fix Udi ...what’s doing for lunch?

 

Have a good one ...

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