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By: RobDaHood , 4:25 PM GMT on November 16, 2011

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Just general stuff, no particular topic today, but as you may have guessed from the title, this new entry inspired by Pottery's latest endeavor...the building of a new studio.

I'll post the latest photos here today.

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Wrong clutch!

Of course! Took in all the model and serial numbers. The parts guy at the dealership held the old clutch in his hand...measured everything, knew exactly what we needed.

I'm a little bit aggravated.

Excuse me...I need to go split wood or something.
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Well, about time to get started.
Clutch finally came in for the tractor, so I can pick it up and put that back together today.
Yea!!!! Lucky me!
LOL

Oh, but first, Gotta get Mom's car to the transmission shop to get serviced.

I'm gonna need more coffee!

Back later.
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I was thinking that was kinda early for her coffee.
I hope she feels better real quick!
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Quoting RobDaHood:
Agreed.
Just coffee.
No more holiday junk for me and I'm gonna have to put the rum on the shelf for a few days. I'm up 10 lbs again!
&^$%^#&%&^%@#&$%&^!!!!!


I know the problem, I am staying off the scale until New Years! :)

Sugar Bear is not a happy camper this morning. She had a sore throat Monday, head cold yesterday, and coughing like crazy this morning. Not good right before Christmas. :(

And she never wakes up at 0500 hrs.

Today might be a good day to hide somewhere. :)
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Agreed.
Just coffee.
No more holiday junk for me and I'm gonna have to put the rum on the shelf for a few days. I'm up 10 lbs again!
&^$%^#&%&^%@#&$%&^!!!!!
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Quoting RobDaHood:
Man, you woke me up!
Your post added an inch to my waistline.
Now I'm gonna have to eat salad for breakfast!


Salad for breakfast, that sounds downright awful. :)

Try Frosted Flakes with chocolate milk, Yum.

Have to take SugarBear some coffee, back later.
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Man, you woke me up!
Your post added an inch to my waistline.
Now I'm gonna have to eat salad for breakfast!
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Pineapple Rum Upside Down Cake, yum.
Lemon Pound Cake with Rum and Brown Sugar Walnut Icing, yum.
Bananas Foster with Rum and Grand Manier Orange sauce, yum.
Milk Chocolate Coconut Rum Balls, yum.

You're going to need another bottle of Rum. :)
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Chocolate Rum Pecan Pie, yum.
Butter Rum Muffins, yum.
Cinnamon Rum Rolls, yum.
Egg Nogg, yum.

OK, thats it, coffee is ready, I'm making Cinnamon Rolls.
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Nah, man...mom made beef and veggie soup tonight and invited us.
Seems that my credit cards still work
all is well.
LOL

Was a tad worried when soon as she got home she told me to close my eyes and gave me a really nice pair of sun glasses.

I'm wondering what else I bought.

The next bag had a 1.75 liter of aged Cruzan Rum.

How could I protest anything else?
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What did you do, Rob, make supper for 5:30? I know the feelin'! Should never have given the women the vote - and certainly not their own car.
- Come to think of it - I had to weep a bit before she would buy me my latest 4x4
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Well,
She did make it home, about 6:45 pm. I didn't ask. We'll figure that out Jan 2.

Nite Folks!
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Wow,
She's still shopping.
I may not be around much in January.
(picks up paper and looks through job listings)
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Angie is off doing some shopping and having lunch with a girl friend. Means I get to goof off for a while. Weather is still awesome for goofing off outside. Sounds like a plan to me.

(Dog seconds the motion...)
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Quoting RTLSNK:
How did you know I was here typing my comment before I even posted it?

Scary dude. :)


Nah, not so scary.
Ancient Jedi mind trick.
Plus a little recon and
situational awareness.

No Biggie!
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How did you know I was here typing my comment before I even posted it?

Scary dude. :)
Quoting RobDaHood:
Good Morning RTLSNK!

I'm going back to bed.
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Good morning sleepy people!

Yahhoo, yesterday was my last physical therapy session and my knee is fine this morning. Finished at 130 degrees of flex out of 135 but I am still happy with that. Should loosen up in the next few weeks as I continue the exercises at home. He told me not to get on the treadmill we have at home until the Bone Doc approves it when I see him on Jan 9th.

By the way, will be mailing the book out to you this morning, hopefully you will get it before Christmas. :)
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Good Morning RTLSNK!

I'm going back to bed.
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Thanks Alley!
You have a great Christmas too!
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gif-Merry Christmas Pictures, Images and Photos

Merry Christmas ROB
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Quoting toddluck:
mornin mr rob

Howdy Todd!
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mornin mr rob
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Good Morning.

Figured a way to guarantee I wouldn't wake up at 3.
I stayed up until 3. Always works!
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Wow, it almost worked this morning, woke up at 0500 hrs instead of 0300. :)

Good morning by the way! Of course it also helps that yesterday was a non-stop circus around here with family popping in and out like the whack a mole game!

It is now officialy Christmas at our house, I made the Austrian Pecan Nut Cookies yesterday. Just made the one batch so far, it makes 12 dozen one inch by one inch cookies, or two full medium cookie cans 3" tall by 8" across.

Well, it actually makes more cookies than will fit into the two cans but some of them always seem to disappear before they get into the cans. :)

SugarBear and I have no idea how that happens of course. yuk yuk yuk
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Tell her Hi for me.

Cya!
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Morning Rob, yeah, I've stretched the pain pills out to every 6 hours now, midnight, 6 am,
noon, and 6 pm so I don't need to get up at 3 am anymore to take a pill, I simply wake up everyday then because I've been doing it for two months now.

I usually go back to sleep for three hours after I take SugarBear her coffee at 6 am and then I take a nap from 3 pm until 6 pm, so I'm getting 9 hours of sleep every day in 3 ea 3 hr sections. If I can break this cycle somehow I could sleep from midnight until 6 am and that would be great. Have been trying for 3 days now and its not working yet. :(

Sugar Bear just woke up, see you later. :)
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Good Morning RTLSNK

I'm on that cycle as well. Keep waking between 2 & 4.
I think I need to stop going to sleep before midnight.

Dog is antsy. Guess I'll take him out for a few minutes to run it off.
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Morning everybody!

Still on the night shift it seems, may have to stay up for 48 hours and then go to sleep at a regular time to break this early morning cycle.

Three hours seems to be the maximum amt of time I can be on my feet all in a row before the quad muscle gives out. No big deal, you just ice down the knee and stay off your feet for a few hours but the next time its down to two hours in the same day. Getting better all the time though, just aches like a sore muscle overworked at the gym. :)

Church this morning, lunch with the in laws and outlaws, and then Grandpa makes his Austrian Pecan Nut Cookies this afternoon. Daughter wants to know when the first batch comes out of the oven. I think I had better make two batches this year, the first batch is not going to last out the week.:)
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Hello Rob and Merry Christmas to you and Angie,

I know how she feels, at 7pm tonight I am off for next week..
then I only work on Dec 29 and Dec 30th
then I am off until Jan 12th!!!
I am so excited I cannot stand it!

Hope you enjoyed your party last night!!!
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Hello!

Happy Saturday everyone. Today marks the start of Angie's Christmas break. She'll be off until after New Years.

Beautiful day out. Gonna find something to do outside for a while.


RTLSNK,
Sounds like you will be getting plenty of exercise, even without therapy.
Enjoy!
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Morning Rob, so Pottery has gone bananas, eh?
I always knew that would happen.
He is an "islander" afterall. :)

Didn't take the day off yesterday, just couldn't find the time to sit down long enough to get on the website! Family has been arriving from everywhere. Ten adults and five children added to the four adults and two grands that live here.

Between visits to our house and visits to daughters house, last minute shopping trips for inlaws still looking for that last gift they couldn't find where they live, lunches here and lunches there, tours of the old houses in Macon that were not on the schedule but somehow have to be included in the activities, and the addition of a boy friend and a girlfriend that were not on the list but are here to spend Christmas brings the total to 16 adults and 7 kids.

SugarBear's train set and Grandpa's lawntractor with the wagon seem to be the kid magnets of the season so we will have a house full for the next two weeks. :)

Just bought a big fire pit for the new patio and a large supply of marshmellows so it looks like Grandpa is going to be a busy puppy for the next week.

Christmas program yesterday with the little princess singing in a quartet was downright adorable. The little guy who was dressed up as the "Star of Bethlehem" stole the show when he reached over with one of the upper legs of the star to rub his nose. They had cut out a circle in the upper leg of the five pointed star for his face so he could see where he was going but his legs were in the bottom two points and his arms in the other two points so he didn't realize that his hands were inside the star costume. Priceless!!!

Today is the "little Hulk's" birthday, so we have the morning off until 10 am unless someone shows up for breakfast or coffee and Cinnamon Rolls. From 10 am on the day is already planned but this is a fluid plan that can change in a heartbeat. When the clan goes on the tour of the famous Macon houses Grandpa intends to stay home and take a nap. :)

Will check in when I can, have a great weekend.
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Actually the party was pretty good. Saw a couple people that I haven't seen in many years. Really good food. Lots of great home baked cookies.

Good to be home though. Day started waaaay too early.



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More songs about fruit!

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Angie is on her way home. Once she gets here and changes, we head out to the shin-dig. Hope to be home at a reasonable hour.

Have a good evening!
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Nothing to do with bananas, but if you eat too many you might get a belly-ache so this could potentially come in handy.

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For Pottery who is struggling with an overabundance of bananas at the moment.



Hey!
What the heck was that red head doing in my box?
(no wonder I couldn't get back to sleep!)
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178. pottery
Good Morning Banana Man!
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Quoting Ylee:
Did you help her connect to her pinball roots, Rob? LOL!


I wanted to!
Black cat...hard to target in the dark...can only hear where she's been, but not where she's going.


Tried to go back to sleep about 6. Angie gets up at 6:30 so that doesn't work out too well. Might as well get started and hopefully get a short nap this afternoon. Have one of those Christmas thingies at some big-wig's house that I am supposed to attend tonight.
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Quoting Alleyoops:
Good morning ROB. Thanks for dropping by my blog this morning. Yes I did put up a nice grouping of Xmas recipes as well as goodies for cold weather and blustery days like we are getting today. Love using the slow cooker and I included some good recipes for it on my blog.

Just going to say Hi to Pottery. Its been a long time since I interacted with him on Emmy's blog.

Well dear ones, have a great day. I am off to do a bit of shopping. Take care, have a wonderful Christmas.

Greetings, Dear One!
Sorry I missed you.
Hope that all is well, and that Santa brings you everything your Heart desires, for ever.
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177. Ylee
Did you help her connect to her pinball roots, Rob? LOL!
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Anybody need a good alarm clock
or a bad cat, call her what you will
but I believe she was a pinball in a previous life.
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174. Alleyoops
Thanks, and Merry Christmas to you as well!

I'm trying to get around to a few blogs now.
Yours made me hungry!
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Good morning ROB. Thanks for dropping by my blog this morning. Yes I did put up a nice grouping of Xmas recipes as well as goodies for cold weather and blustery days like we are getting today. Love using the slow cooker and I included some good recipes for it on my blog.

Just going to say Hi to Pottery. Its been a long time since I interacted with him on Emmy's blog.

Well dear ones, have a great day. I am off to do a bit of shopping. Take care, have a wonderful Christmas.
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Thanks for posting that here Chris!

Left you a note at Boggy's Place.
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This is one of the first things I ever wrote. I wrote it for a friend that had gone through a divorce just before Christmas years ago. It was the first Christmas they were going to be alone. Some of it is from Corinthians, some from Proverbs, some from my years as a Psychologist, and some from my 64 years of life experience. We all know someone like that. A co-worker, someone in our neighborhood, someone from Church or our circle of friends. Someone we could invite to share Christmas dinner with our family this year so they are not alone.

Even though I had it Copyrighted, this will serve as my legal permission for you and anyone on the website who reads it, to copy it and share it with someone you think may need to read it. A gift of love from your heart to someone else has amazing healing properties. Love can walk through darkened halls like rainbows in the rain.

LOVE NOTES

Love is patient, it is kind, it is never jealous, it never brags, it is never arrogant, it never acts unbecomingly, it never seeks it's own way, it cannot be provoked, it doesn't worry about being hurt, it can bear any burden, it always believes the best, it can endure any trial.

Love is truth, love is hope, love can never fail, love is a light that shines from within you, no darkness can stand against its power, time cannot extinguish it, for time is the universe in which love travels.

Love is being in a room full of noisy people and you can still hear the one you love think about you, love is being apart from someone and yet they are there in your mind and heart, love is thinking of someone and realizing that you're smiling, love is being by yourself and knowing that a part of you is with the one you love, and the part of you that is missing has been replaced by them.

Love is a tender touch that speaks only to the two of you, love is a smile that only you can hear from across the room, love is a gift that returns when it is given.

Love is a friend, because a friend is someone that loves you, a friend is love, because love is the bridge that spans the differences between you, a friend loves at all times, a friend will cross over the bridge without asking you to do the same, a friend will give you time to grow and find out who you are, even if that growth separates you in time.

For time is the endless bridge of love.

Love is, a friend is, love.

Your friend,

CHRISTOPHER

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Have a good one Pottery!
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