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1 hour ago, Luckynana said:

So, this morning I took the electric hedge trimmer out front to trim some of the bushes;  after trimming two of the hedges,  I began trimming the azaleas.   All of a sudden, I saw movement in one of the azaleas.  OMG, there was a birds nest, and I must've just about grazed the nest, and there was a baby bird now sitting on the branches next to the nest.  I was so afraid that I had hit the baby, and the momma bird was frantically chirping a few feet away.  I was so upset.  I then saw there was another baby bird in the nest as I put the baby bird back in the nest.  Luckily all were well.  That was it for me with the trimmer today.  Note to self...check the bushes first next time.  Poor little things😔

It is kind of late in the year for baby birds? :classic_huh: But I am glad they were okay. :classic_smile:

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3 hours ago, island lady said:

 

Oh that sounds super yummy!  Might want to try that myself!  😋

If you do make it you want to put toothpicks, usually 2 each, to hold together.

And I spread grey poupon dijon mustard on inside before I put in slices of swiss and ham, then roll up, toothpick to hold, then lightly brown then simmer in gravy for about hour makes it so tender.

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1 hour ago, lenquixote66 said:

We never had birds in bushes but we did have birds in our outside vent who apparently wanted to visit.

We've had birds in our home on Staten Island.  Our house was over 100 years old, and a couple of times through the years, a bird would find it's way into the attic and somehow get downstairs.  

1 hour ago, Ocean Boy said:

I have done that in the past. In addition to birds I have encountered hornet nests also. Now I try to do most of the trimming in late fall.

When our daughters were little, we used to have hedges separating our property from next door.  One of the girls walked by, brushing  her hand in the hedges;  there was a bees nest in it.  Poor kid began screaming and running up the street.  She was stung so many times.  It was awful.

1 hour ago, reallyitsmema said:

 

We have encountered birds nest and also baby bunnies.  My DH now is very careful when he uses the weedwacker near the bushes.🐰🐇

I've learned my lesson today.  

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8 hours ago, Sunshine3601 said:

I buy revolution from my vet for $50 a box, that is 3 treatments.  How much do you get it for online?

That doesn’t sound to bad. We paid that years ago from Dr. Foster & Smith which is now Petco. The vet we use is expensive especially for the medications.
 

8 hours ago, Sea Dog said:

I actually think I could of put more avocado in it. The melon liqueur and the grand mariner smooth it out very nicely. Here is the recipe.

In a blender blend

2oz Tequila

1.5 oz Melon Liqueur

1.5 oz Agave

1 oz Lime Juice

1/4 Avocado

Pink Salt for Rim

1.5 Cup of Ice

 

Try it I think you will really like it.

 

 

I do what @Ocean Boy recommends. Just do your draft in Notes or Simple Text then copy and paste.

Thanks for the recipe. I’ll have to give it a try.

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3 minutes ago, lenquixote66 said:

My sister in law had squirrels once in her attic.It was a mess getting rid of them.

We bought a Mother/Daughter here in NJ, and there were squirrels in the attic over the apartment when we first moved in.  Jim was able to catch them with the have a heart cages, once our neighbor told us we needed bigger cages to get them!😉  We had raccoons between the roof and ceiling on our back porch in our house on SI.  We bought red pepper flakes, boiled them in water, strained it, then sprayed  before calling an exterminator.  He put traps out on our back deck with fish, etc. in the traps.  He came back 2 or 3 times, and couldn't believe no raccoons were in the trap.  Apparently, the red pepper flakes caused them to vacate our porch. 

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8 hours ago, helen haywood said:

I forgot to mention that I Googled Bravecto and some side effects can be:  lethargy, vomiting, loss of appetite…. Yes, it definitely was the flea medicine.  Thanks for the suggestion of Revolution. We’ve used it in the past…and I believe the Pet Armour also works well…. I just thought the idea of a dose that worked for three months was a good idea…but not so for my wallet and their tummies.

 

Samantha is so adorable!!

 

We had to make changes to accommodate our furry friends.  After all, we are just cat valets.  Minnie, for example, does not believe in closed doors.  We used to sleep behind closed doors…not anymore.  Rattle, rattle, RATTLE!!!  There is actually nothing more soothing than falling asleep or waking up to purring. 🥰

We had to put a little latch on the door because of this. Mike is allergic to the cats so they aren’t allowed in the bedroom. Sometimes I’ll sleep on the couch when he is gone so I can sleep with them. 
 

7 hours ago, DaniDanielle said:

I agree Dani.  The six day simulation was too short.  Hopefully the eleven day in January will be a go.

😁 You should have tried the 2 day Allure test cruise. Still thankful I was able to go on it, but boy did it go fast.

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8 hours ago, helen haywood said:

I forgot to mention that I Googled Bravecto and some side effects can be:  lethargy, vomiting, loss of appetite…. Yes, it definitely was the flea medicine.  Thanks for the suggestion of Revolution. We’ve used it in the past…and I believe the Pet Armour also works well…. I just thought the idea of a dose that worked for three months was a good idea…but not so for my wallet and their tummies.

 

Samantha is so adorable!!

 

We had to make changes to accommodate our furry friends.  After all, we are just cat valets.  Minnie, for example, does not believe in closed doors.  We used to sleep behind closed doors…not anymore.  Rattle, rattle, RATTLE!!!  There is actually nothing more soothing than falling asleep or waking up to purring. 🥰

This is what happens when one of the cats want to get on Mike when he is lying down.

 

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9 minutes ago, Luckynana said:

We bought a Mother/Daughter here in NJ, and there were squirrels in the attic over the apartment when we first moved in.  Jim was able to catch them with the have a heart cages, once our neighbor told us we needed bigger cages to get them!😉  We had raccoons between the roof and ceiling on our back porch in our house on SI.  We bought red pepper flakes, boiled them in water, strained it, then sprayed  before calling an exterminator.  He put traps out on our back deck with fish, etc. in the traps.  He came back 2 or 3 times, and couldn't believe no raccoons were in the trap.  Apparently, the red pepper flakes caused them to vacate our porch. 

Oh boy 😳

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37 minutes ago, Luckynana said:

We bought a Mother/Daughter here in NJ, and there were squirrels in the attic over the apartment when we first moved in.  Jim was able to catch them with the have a heart cages, once our neighbor told us we needed bigger cages to get them!😉  We had raccoons between the roof and ceiling on our back porch in our house on SI.  We bought red pepper flakes, boiled them in water, strained it, then sprayed  before calling an exterminator.  He put traps out on our back deck with fish, etc. in the traps.  He came back 2 or 3 times, and couldn't believe no raccoons were in the trap.  Apparently, the red pepper flakes caused them to vacate our porch. 

There are many raccoons who come to our condo night time .One of my neighbors had a rat outside his door and called the Management office.They came and tried to tell him it was a squirrel.He said to the guy that he may be old but he is not blind.He forced them to put rat traps in the grass and trees in front of his house .

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1 hour ago, Luckynana said:

We've had birds in our home on Staten Island.  Our house was over 100 years old, and a couple of times through the years, a bird would find it's way into the attic and somehow get downstairs.  

When our daughters were little, we used to have hedges separating our property from next door.  One of the girls walked by, brushing  her hand in the hedges;  there was a bees nest in it.  Poor kid began screaming and running up the street.  She was stung so many times.  It was awful.

I've learned my lesson today.  

OMG, I hope she wasnt allergic to bee stings.  That sounds horrible.  I think I would scream and run down the street too!

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27 minutes ago, Luckynana said:

Question:  after buying the alcoholic beverage package for your cruise, how can you find out the going price when they are having a "sale"on it.  When I try to look up the price, it just tells me I've already purchased it.🤷‍♀️

It seems to be the new way to prevent people rebooking at lower prices.  Maybe ask for someone to let you know current price on the meet n greet for your sailing?

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3 hours ago, Luckynana said:

 

Jim makes what we call "Bert's Chicken".  Our dear friend Bert used to bake chicken cutlets with mayo parmagiana cheese and bread crumbs.  It originated on the Hellman's mayonnaise jar.  It's a big hit around here.  It's sooo good!

I wish I could remember how I used to make mahi mahi with mayonnaise years ago when I lived in Ft. Lauderdale.  Anyone have any suggestions?

Bert's chicken sounds delicious!  I do not know a mahi mahi mahi recipe but if you find it please share we live mahimahi.  Usually grill it and sometimes serve with a mango salsa.

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1 hour ago, Luckynana said:

We've had birds in our home on Staten Island.  Our house was over 100 years old, and a couple of times through the years, a bird would find it's way into the attic and somehow get downstairs.  

When I was young we had a neighbor who had the same problem but instead of birds they had bats.  I remember watching football at my neighbors when a bat flew through the room.  I ducked and my neighbor grabbed a tennis racket.  The next thing I knew he hit it, scoped it up, and tossed it out the front door.  After awhile it flew off.  

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Went to a play and ate dinner out tonight. It was fun and relaxing. All you have to do is wear a mask and show your vaccine card.

 

Things have become incredibly easy to get out and enjoy sporting events, concerts and restaurants again on land. Why has it become incredibly hard to do the same when embarking on a vacation at sea?

 

Why do customers have to arrange their own drug tests instead of the cruise lines setting them up at port for them during the registration process? Enough with all this juggling beforehand just to get to the security line.

 

Those who have not taken precautions to help protect their fellow passengers can test negative at embarkation and watch the ship leave without them. They can use the required travel insurance to cover the cost of their irresponsibility.

 

Wearing masks and socially distancing for a few days before going to port, after getting a vaccine, should do enough to guarantee a positive test by the cruise line at embarkation.

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4 hours ago, lenquixote66 said:

We only do OV cabins. We had balconies twice and one of us did not care for that . 

Actually, our first cruise was an inside cabin with upper and lower berths. 
We thought it was the most marvelous cruise anyone could have. 
However, once you move to the next category, it’s hard to go back. Once we had our first balcony, for sure we weren’t going back…or rather I wasn’t. 
I absolutely love being able to look out and see the ocean, and even better, to sit outside with my Kindle and soak it all up. 
If I could only cruise if I had an OV or an interior, I’d still love it. 
My only suite was on QM2, and that will never happen again!

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