Something About Nothing ... #12

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  1. pattyw

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    Good evening everyone! Went out for Chinese tonight- had a nice dinner! :)

    Last warm night here- cool weather is moving in.

    Sending prayers to those in the path of Michael.

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  2. Charade67

    Charade67 Whatcha *do*-in'?

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    Good evening everyone. Nothing much going on today. The rain is back. :mad:
    Oh, I managed not to kill my boss today. Remember several weeks back when I was complaining that she was having me type several pages of notes that she had handwritten? It took several days because her handwriting is nearly illegible. When I was done I printed a copy and gave it to her. Well, today she informs me that she can’t find those notes anywhere. Thankfully I did save them to the computer, but I’m really annoyed with how irresponsible she was with all my hard work.

    Dh is a huge fan of the show Gotham. Sean Perwee is a very good Alfred.

    I guess today must have been a national PSAT day? Cool that Liv’s school lets the seniors stay home. B still had to go to school today. I think they mostly use the library for testing. I forgot to ask her what she did for first period today. She is usually a library aide for first period.

    You get to choose your seats? I think there are a few theaters around here that do that, but most are just general admission.

    Glad to hear that you were able to get out and have more park time. Hope HHN was fun for you tonight.

    Are any of our members in the path of Michael? It looks like by the time it gets to VA it will miss us.
     
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  4. macraven

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    I’m not sure charade
    Some homies only give a state they live in and some have said what city/state where they live

    I know a poster that has not been on regularly this year is tinyd who is in sw ga near the hit area in Florida
    She works in or near the Florida area that Michael was headed to and hit

    Not sure who lives NE in the direction that Michael is headed to now

    Atlanta is not in the path and I am
    north of that city

    Last time I had the weather channel on, Michael was heading NE
    (Carolinas)

    By the time I post this, micheal’s direction might have changed from
    what I heard earlier

    Aren’t you glad you saved that info for your boss!!

    You deserve a raise...

    Two more nights for me in Orlando then I return home

    Went to hhn this evening and did houses with short waits

    It might have been because I went to the houses that were not in the front of the park
     
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  5. tink1957

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    We are on the outer bands of Michael right now...listening to the wind blow and the rain coming down. It should be out of here in the next few hours. Thankful we didn't get a direct hit.

    Praying for those in the panhandle. So many of the places we visit in PCB have major damage :sad1: Captain Anderson's Marina, Treasure Island Marina, Schooner's, Pineapple Willy's, Sharkey's and Angelo's...it will take a long time to recover from this one. So sad for all and I worry about the little motel we stay at sometimes and the family that owns it.

    Hope I can sleep tonight.
     
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  6. schumigirl

    schumigirl It's a bit of a roodie doodie word for lady parts

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    Patty.....love Chinese food. However, one of our favourite places has started using msg again.......so no more visits to them for me, I’m allergic to msg.......they did good food! Glad you had nice dinner!

    Charade......yes, we can do that at two cinemas near us. One is getting those fancy new padded leather recliner seats soon too........although I don’t usually like the cinema, I will try them out........I guess they only book a few days out for some movies as I could book some awful kids movie for 3 weeks from now......but not Halloween! Typical.

    Mac.......glad you had some quiet houses tonight....or last night to me.......time difference sucks! Enjoy your last couple of days.........

    Vicki, glad you’re doing alright with the storm......it is awful to watch it on the news.



    We are supposed to be having a bad day today, but it looks lovely already.....and predicted high 60’s........not too bad.....

    Grocery shopping today and chat to mum.....tried to call her twice yesterday and once Tuesday........the woman is an 83 year old social butterfly........thankfully!!! We are so lucky she is fit as a fiddle and always on the go.......but she is a demon for not turning on her mobile phone. So we’re all calling to check on her and can’t get hold of her........role reversal or what! Although we never had mobile phones as teens!!!

    7 weeks today till we fly off again to Orlando...........:D
     
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  7. schumigirl

    schumigirl It's a bit of a roodie doodie word for lady parts

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    Shout out to Keisha and Wendy.........:wave2:
     
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  8. pattyw

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    :laughing: Yes- that is very annoying! Hope you have a better day today!

    Enjoy the next 2 days!!:goodvibes

    Great news!:) Hope you slept well last night!

    LOL- the old "payback"! Now with cell phones we can have instant contact. Our parents just had to wait for us to get home- no texts,calls, or mobile tracking on phones. I guess we're lucky now!:)

    Up early today! Have to leave work early for a doctor's appointment. It's been a busy week getting back to work after vacation! Off tomorrow to catch up on housework- and finish unpacking!

    Have a great Thursday all!!

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  9. macraven

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    Robbie safe travels today
    It was so nice to visit with you on the trip

    You are a big hhn fan and know you enjoyed the houses
     
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  10. Charade67

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    Just a quick :car: for now. We are supposed to get some severe weather this afternoon. There are tornado watches in effect for at least 2 counties. (Probably more, but I have’t had time to check the news.) Several counties are closing school early today.
     
  11. Robo56

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    Morning Sans family :wave2:

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    Sending out prayers and hugs to all who have been impacted by the hurricane.

    Was watching news this morning and Panhandle looks bad. Close to 400,000 without power.

    Tink glad to hear you did not have issues as the storm made its way through your area.

    It has been a great trip so far meeting Sans family and some not so great times, but life is not always pansies and posies.

    Last few days have been laid back enjoying Resorts, Spa and some room service.

    Great stay at Portofino. My home away from home. Beautiful Resort with fantastic staff.

    Great one night stay at Sapphire Falls. Beautiful Resort and welcoming Staff.

    At Airport and just got a notice flight will be delayed about an hour.

    Thanks Mac this was a sweet year for HHN...10 creative Houses and some really cool Scare Zones......from one HHN fan to another it was nice. Enjoy your last night of HHN.

    Tony was so nice.....what a lovely fellow. Will use his van service again in future if needed.
     
  12. Monykalyn

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    Quick drop in- I did read to catch-up - sounds like most have/had super times on their trips. And happy to see our sickly ones recovering too. Loving all the pictures!

    Soooo busy this past week tryin to get work done. And went to Oklahoma last Saturday to watch Band competition - bad weather cut it short so only prelims. At least we got home at decent hour, and middle got to practice driving on OK turnpike. Oldest turned 21 Friday. Took her to awesome wine bar, they gave her a mini tasting to find what she liked. I had a great red wine.

    Broke down and got an essential oil blend to help tame the witch dragon-seems to be helping as my DH is still alive and well- think hormones in perimenopause are going cray cray. He completely messed up my chicken feed by dumping scratch into it (not good for the girls to have as main source of food) so I had to make a run to feed store, while doing last minute packing and work that morning and I didn’t even want to smother DH. So progress lol!

    15 minutes til we leave hotel for short walk to Pier. 70’s here and will be 90’s in Cozumel. 40-50’s at home as cold front is there.

    Will be off for a few days! So ready to cruise! Although I found out I’m leading the Pledge on our first meeting morning-at 8 am! Thinking either a Bloody Mary or mimosa will be in hand...

    Stay safe and well friends. Michael was and continues to be nasty. Summer daughter in Tallahassee lost power yesterday around 3 pm- haven’t been able to hear more as phones probably out of juice. She wasn’t in evacuation area so hoping she’s good. Other dtr in Jacksonville is fine.

    DH snoring- need to wake him up so we can go!
     
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  13. Lynne G

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    Yay, for VB early entry. Enjoyed almost 3 hours of ride now water fun. Cleaned up, found some Panda food for lunch, yay for drink refills, getting toasty out.

    Woot, even at this late hour, photo girl out.

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    Hey all you homies, hope all are safe, and drinking on this Thirsy Thursday.

    Safe travel Robo, sorry to hear flight delayed, but glad to hear you made it to airport without issue.

    Mac, hope you are feeling good today, I enjoyed catching up to you. Safe travel with your early morning flight tomorrow.

    Woot! MonyK is almost in cruise mode. Have fun!

    Eek Charade, hope no tornadoes any where near ya. Home says 1 to 2 inches of rain throughout tonight, with localized flooding. 6pm to 2am is the weather advisory.

    Patty, hope the laundry is done, and plotting new trip.

    Schumi, hope your weather is lovely. We have had those reserve seat loungers in our movie theaters for several years now. Nice to recline and already not have to stand in line for a seat.


    Sadly, last full day for me too. At least Islands is open to 8, so heading to the Studios before getting herded out at 5.

    I would say, medium crowds so far.
     
  14. Lynne G

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    :cool2: Yep, even got a kiss from them.
     
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    Charade- hope the weather cleared! Heard about the tornadoes in the area!

    Robo- Safe travels! So nice to meet you!:)

    Mac- Hope you're enjoying your last day on vacay!:thumbsup2 Thx for a great tour- so enjoyed meeting up with everyone!

    Monyk- Have a great time on your cruise! Can't wait to hear all about it:goodvibes

    Lynne- Love the pictures! Kissed by minions- WOW!!:lovestruc Safe travels home!


    Quiet night here! Breakfast for dinner! Joe's whipping up pancakes, bacon, hash browns.

    Can't stop watching the news and footage of the hurricane aftermath. Just heartbreaking. Praying for all affected by this storm.
     
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  16. Lynne G

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    Sniff, rental has a full tank of gas and starting to pack. Tomorrow, thinking about going to VB again, as had so much fun today. Then refresh and head to airport. Hmm.

    Boarding pass on my phone now, so all set, there.

    Relaxing night, for me too Patty. Yum, set a place for me for dinner. Yeah, I am friends with TinyD, and she said all are safe, business and houses not so much. Long haul for them, so sending prayers. The pictures of the devastation is so sad, Mexican Beach has nothing standing. Even more sad that two lives lost.
     
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  17. Charade67

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    I think the worst is over. We have had some flooding and power outages, but I haven’t heard of any tornado sightings. It looks like the worst flooding was in Roanoke (west of me) and Danville (south of me). Tonigh the sky turned sort of a yellow-orange color. it was really weird. I wish I had taken a picture

    B got out of school early today. We came home, I sat in my recliner, closed my eyes and fell asleep for 2 hours. I’m going to be up most of the night now.
     
  18. macraven

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    Lynne thanks for updating us on tinyd
    Glad she is safe
    Sad about the business and houses

    Charade, most important thing is you and your family are safe !

    Playing catch up now
    Finally reading what I have missed in the past days

    Totally packed and have 3 hours before I check out of the hotel

     
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  19. schumigirl

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  20. schumigirl

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    Nice pics Lynne...….have a safe journey home.

    Patty......pancakes on the go this morning over here...….bacon too but no hash browns..... Request from Tom as he got some very nice maple syrup from a friend in Canada. I may have to try it...…..

    Charade, glad you`ve not been affected too much by the weather and hope you slept last night....that was a long snooze!

    mac....safe journey home this morning...….hope your flight isn't delayed in any way...…:wave2:



    We have heavy rain....high winds to come today too. Not a nice day. But we have to go out to get a few bits and pieces...…..not fun shopping. We need some things for the shed!!!! Joy.

    Have a great Friday...………………...::yes::
     
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  21. macraven

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    Happy shopping Schumi !
     
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