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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Checking the Net.


 My posts here may be a bit sketchy for the rest of the summer.  But I check the blog frequently, so I will get your comments.

If you need to email me, philipnolan1953@gmail.com is working right now. If and when somebody hacks it, I'll just set up a new one. Takes me about two minutes to do that.

I'll try to get by the blogs I read on a regular basis, so I won't lose touch.

My wife and I are going to take some overnight trips, and try to "expand our horizons." When fall comes we'll be home more and I'll pick back up.




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    1. Jonathan, it will be good to see some different things and places. We don't have to go far to do that.

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  2. It should do you some good to get out in the world for a bit. Enjoy. See you when you get back. Thanks for the heads up.

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    1. I'm anxious for a change of pace. Should give me more to write about down the line.

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  3. Sounds like some fun ahead. Enjoy your trips!

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    1. We hope to do a little traveling, and get "reinvigorated." We both feel like a few short trips to the beach, etc, are in order.

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  4. be careful out there brother. and happy trails.

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    1. We aren't doing anything very adventurous. Just going to see some things we have missed over the years, and enjoy some quiet time. Take care of yourself.

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  5. Enjoy your travels, Harry!

    Our house is for sale, and God willin' we'll be out of Kommiefornia by the end of August.

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    1. I'll be stopping by your place to see how it goes. I've got my Kindle, which is good enough for blog visits, if not blogging itself. I have my fingers crossed for you.

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    2. One young couple made an offer, but then backed out. The sad thing was that BOTH of their parents co-signed on the preapproval loan documents.

      We've had a fairly steady stream of people coming on the open houses, and quite a few that called our realtor to see if it was OK to come by. Our dog is pretty friendly *as long as we're there*, but if somebody she didn't know came in the house, I'm willing to bet blood would be spilled!

      Good dog!

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    3. That's a pretty common phenomenon. Here, if someone makes an offer, they have to put down "earnest money" and if they back out it is forfeit.

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  6. Enjoy your time with the wife and getting the kids moved. Live each day as if it is your last. Semper Fi Harry

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    1. Thanks, B.V. That's kind of the idea, try to get a little more enjoyment and fun out of our days. You're spot on.

      Semper Fi,
      Harry.

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    1. Randy, we hope so. Just getting away now and then will be good for us.

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  8. Hi Harry :) I think lots of us cut down on the blogging during the summer. There are more important things to do! :) I seem to be only catching up weekly at this point unless it's a rainy day and all the cooking is done. I'm more active online when the cold weather arrives.

    Enjoy your trips with your wife!

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    1. Rain, M and I are going to take things easy, not overdo, and just do some day trips, a day out and a day back kind of things. We are going to Tybee Island for three days, that's the longest thing we have planned right now.

      It's hard to do good blog posts every day, I think maybe a little hiatus will keep me from getting stale.

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    1. Gorges, I am sure we will. We are going to keep it simple, and not too strenuous. We have picked out some places we are close to that we haven't visited, and that should be a nice little exercise in short range travels for us.

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  10. Good for you Harry! I will miss your frequent posts, but you deserve some time off. Hope you and your wife have some great travels. Stay safe. Jana

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    1. Jana, I always enjoy our conversations. I won't be on as often as I was for awhile, but we can still keep up with each other. I should have some different things to write about and that will be a good thing.

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  11. You deserve some vacation time. Who takes care of your ferrets, cats and dogs and Rufus when you leave overnight? Having an assortment of critters myself, I think about stuff like that.

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    1. There's an old man who lives down on the hard surface road at the foot of the mountain. When I get snail mail from people, it's delivered to him and he gives me a call, and I pick it up. He is going to drive up and take care of the animals in the evenings when we are gone. I trust him, have known him for twenty something years now.

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    2. Older than you, even? lol...just funning you, Harry.

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    3. Yeah, he's 87 I think. Same old man that had the trouble with the Mexicans tearing up his front yard by spinning around in their truck.

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  12. Hey Harry,

    (captaincrunch)

    Take care on your adventures. I will be blasting you an e-mail on Texas.

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    1. CC: I got your email. I read it over a couple of times. I will pass on your suggestions to the kids. Keep me posted on life down there.

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  13. God bless you with a safe time and an enjoyable one.

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    1. thanks,Deb. We are looking forward to a change in pace.

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  14. Wow, good and bad news... Good, you get some time off, and time with family. Bad, I will miss reading here. Travel safely and enjoy yourself. Should you head up this way, feel free to check in

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    1. J, we won' be getting that far from home. ;-) I appreciate the offer, though. Right now, we plan on doing some visiting in Western North Carolina, and down in SE Georgia. Maybe at some point we can come out your way, I'd enjoy meeting you.

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  15. Enjoy the time off sir - hope you and the Missus have a great time traveling. Life is too short to be in front a computer for too long.

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    1. It is, and I need a change of pace in the worst way. Then, when a person has been away from home, they always appreciate it more and don't take it for granted. It's a way to recharge my batterie.

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  16. Safe travels, keep a close eye out for any trouble. --Troy

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  17. Thanks, Troy. Be sure to touch base now and then .

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  18. Harry,

    We totally understand, go enjoy some good quality and relaxing time with your sweet wife. To bad we don't live close, we would lend you the trailer.
    Sending hugs to you and your sweet wife.
    Sandy

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    1. Sandy, we will be doing one or two nights away from home but that's a nice thought.

      I appreciate your stopping by.

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  19. Enjoy your time away. I did, but I feel a need to vent again.

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    1. Never hurts to take a break. Gives you a fresh approach when you start back.

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  20. I once drove from Houston to Orlando.
    I went the very long way, up through Arkansas, over through Tennessee, and down through Georgia. I had my new 1994 F-250 and I was going on a Barbecue Road Trip. I only ate at barbecue joints, and I was happy to see that, due to the regional preferences, the barbecue was really different every place I stopped.
    Have some barbecue on your trip.
    - Charlie

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    1. I expect we will, Charlie. We will be doing short trips, but to different places, just one or two nights at a time. Barbecue is very popular here.

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  21. Have fun on your trips! School starts for me next week. Ekkk! Where did my summer go?

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    1. My wife and I saw that some kids were going back to school the first week of August. That's ridiculous. When I was a kid, school started after Labor Day and was over the first week of June. I hope you have a good school year, I'll be coming by your blog to see how you are.

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