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MORNING ROLL CALL 2024 JULY

MORNING ROLL CALL JULY 2024
Top of the morning to everyone on this 1st day of July 2024.
Happy Birthday to all of our July Birthday members.
 
 
 
 

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@MsStretch 
Not a cloud in the sky in Rangeley, and only saw 5 others on my lake. Luckily someone had a telescope and filters, I couldn’t find any filters from 2017.

 

Frankly I thought I wouldn’t get any shots of eclipse despite where it would be, only went up to clear roof.

Saw a former neighbor with outfitted telescope and got some nice shots. A lot easier than my first eclipse in 1963, when it was pinhole, aluminum foil, and sheet of paper - in cardboard box.

 

Pinhole camera - old school 

 

Enjoy

Froze

 

 

 

 

And yes, after long days/nights, I'd still like to swing these hunks of glass , plastic and silicon against the nearest wall Come on retirement!
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9 comments (Tuesday 4/9/24 6:46pm ET)

 

@Frozenoem , what time was it for you?  🤔

 

I guess I should TRY to see one before I die  🙄

 

@LaDolceVita and @catwoman500 did you see it in YOUR location?  🤔

 

Take Care,

Nicole  👵

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@SummerIsTooHOT   There were some brief moments when the skies were darker than usual, we were outside and knew that somewhere not too far the eclipse was happening.  A strange hushed sky like the last eclipse, without actually seeing the event itself.

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Where is everyone?  I kept looking for a new Morning Roll Call thread but alas there is not one!  Have you all been eclipsed?  OK, not funny. 

 

All is well with me and mine.  Have put up an arbor next to the pergola.  Will post picture after I take one.  

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Hi again @LaDolceVita I’m glad I saw this post (from the 26th) just now on the 30th....

As I mentioned to  @catwoman500 yesterday, I don’t understand why the most recent posts aren’t always at the top of this page followed by the next most newest post on down by the date posted, so we can tell when someone’s post is ‘new’(as the ‘topic’ is never ‘new’...just a continuation---except when @DaveMcK posts a new monthly ‘subtopic’ i.e. celebrating birthdays for the new month.....&/or a new ‘Morning Roll Call thread’  

 

AFA Where is everyone? I check every day or so & wondered the same thing....(until now, of course😀..LOL!)  ...WELL...

like yourself, a few of us are emerging one by one...like new flowers 🌱🌻 finally popping their heads up from the ground...& blooming🌹...LOL!🙃

 

AFA “Have you all been eclipsed?  OK, not funny”....IMHO...

that WAS FUNNY! 😊HAHAAAA 😄

 

As always...Stay safe....&...Take care!

☮️  🌄  ~Allen 🌈  🎨

 

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@Therapist4u   Well I am happy that you liked my eclipse joke.  Did not realize that  the order of the posts were not in the order  I am accustomed to seeing.  Glad to see everyone's posts again.  Still  a few we have not heard from.

 

BTW trumpet vines have not come up yet and may not come up at all!  They were not cheap either.

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Hi again @LaDolceVita

So... AFA "Still a few we have not heard from."

 

Dave @DaveMcK is busy posting something nearly every day....I just replied to one of his yesterday too.... & he also kudoed one of my other posts recently! And I just replied to Lee @LeeS4949 an hour ago. So besides you, Lee & Dave...I’ve interacted lately with some of the other BEST PORCH PEEPS: @catwoman500 @MsStretch  

But haven’t heard from Froze! @Frozenoem

t was on April 9th....so I hope he sees this.... & decides to come out of hibernation...LOL!

 

AFA ‘Trumpet vines’....I’m sorry to hear they ain’t behaving like they supposed to...so I’z a wundrin....are you considering planting other things...like other pretty plants....some herbs or veggies,.... or even some bushes against the house there?  Also it looks like you have an excellent place for hanging plants from the upper slats...or ‘rafters’ I see.

Anyhoot....

Had to add some levity to this pic....

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 ”who is this?” (it’s hard for me to see but .....the black ‘thing’ under the windows ....it looks like a doggie lying down)....

and ....(the white thing) ....it looks like “it’s coming up nicely” LOL...

 

Hope you’re doing well!

As always...Stay safe....&...Take care!

☮️  🌄  ~Allen 🌈  🎨

 

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@Therapist4u  Still laughing here, but that is Janie and I have a really good picture I will be posting ofher & Tiggy as soon as I have a minute.  Garden on its way I hope, but we are still messing with baby chicks, 12 of them.  Forgot to post pics of them, but that is coming also.  BTW I hope the Frozen one is OK too.  

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Hi again @LaDolceVita

Happy Mother’s Day to you,

and your family as well!

Hope you’re doing good!

As always...Stay safe....&...Take care!

☮️ 🌄  ~Allen 🌈  🎨

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Hi again @LaDolceVita

Glad you got the humor of  ....(the white thing) ....it looks like “it’s coming up nicely”

....& Look forward to the pics of Tiggy....now I know what that “black ‘thing’ under the windows” is...LOL!!!

Hope you’re doing well!

As always...Stay safe....&...Take care!

☮️  🌄  ~Allen 🌈  🎨

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@SummerIsTooHOT 

 

Sometime between 2:30 and 4:00 pm,, haven’t had a watch in few years..that’s was what was suggested on weather, went out when dark was coming.

 

Froze

 

 

And yes, after long days/nights, I'd still like to swing these hunks of glass , plastic and silicon against the nearest wall Come on retirement!
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Hi @MsStretch

Good to know you at least got an 87% view!

Did you take any pics..that could be shared??

 

That said...I wouldn’t say I had “eclipse fever”....more like the old commercial....WHERE’S THE BEEF?!!?! ... WHERE’S THE ECLIPSE?? LOL!!

As I mentioned to Dave @DaveMcK Our mostly cloudy day hindered all but a few moments to see it! ..& with short windows of partial clearing...while using a friends ‘eclipse glasses’ ...It was more like a ‘tease’...it was hard trying to share glasses!!...“there it is...no it’s gone...wait there it is again...”...& yet the few glimpses were incredible....

Anyway...as always take care!

☮️  🌄 ~Allen  🌈 🎨

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Allen,

 

Next time if you don’t have glasses or filters try a pinhole camera, I think Boy Scouts or ? Taught me that decades ago, had to look it up this year just in case.

 

It’s not a direct view so, no eye damage.👍

 

Froze

And yes, after long days/nights, I'd still like to swing these hunks of glass , plastic and silicon against the nearest wall Come on retirement!
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Hey  Froze! @Frozenoem  Good to hear from you!

Thanks for replying...& trying to help!

Yes I had looked into making a box w/ pinhole...but it was at one point trying to rain & did a little....but the clouds were so thick that it seemed like another ‘bust’...LOL! And then I saw my neighbor & she said...hey Allen....come over here...& shared her glasses...& lo & behold...between cloud covers there were moments of enough clearing to see it for short moments..at least I can say I saw it! Ha!

In 2017 our whole condo complex was prepared & it was so cool!

I slipped out to go to a quiet place to be by myself! And shortly before total...& for a whole bunch of minutes...it was dead quiet...all the birds stopped flying around & nothing from the usual ‘chirpers’....they KNEW something was up!...& then when it got the darkest...there was an eerie atmosphere..hard to explain...but it was almost ‘creepy’...kind of pickin up on what early  man must have felt...of course for them ....before they mapped the stars & moon & made sundials etc...it must have been a WTF moment....of course they didn’t know that expression yet! HAHAAA!!

Anyway,

Stay safe....&... ‘WAHM’ LOL!!

Take care!

🏒☃️☮️~Allen 🌈 🎿 ❄️ 🏂

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2 comments (Monday 4/9/24 7:51pm ET)

 

@Therapist4u , do the birds stop flying each time or just the one in 2017?  🤔

 

Take Care,

Nicole  👵

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@SummerIsTooHOT , during a full eclipse, it turns to night which confuses birds and all wildlife, so yes, they generally stop their tweeting and chirping and flying.

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DUNNO...You’d have to ask the birds>>>>📢 🐦📣🕊🦅🦉🐦🦆 

...LOL!!

That said (with a smile...😃 HA!)....

 

this time it wasn’t as quiet...or eerie...

due to it was mostly dark anyway...

& because of very little actual....

‘eclipsing’ <<<new word LOL!

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3 comments (Sunday 4/8/24 9:24pm ET)

 

That is AWESOME that you saw it @Therapist4u !!!

 

Take Care,

Nicole  👵

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Thanks Nicole! 🙂👍

I would ask you how was your experiences...but then I saw the:

“@MsStretch , I have NEVER seen one and DO NOT plan to. ENJOY!!!”

 

BTW: HI TOO @MsStretch LOL!!

 

Hope y’all are doing well!

Take care!

☮️  🌄~Allen 🌈  🎨

 

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1 comment (Monday 4/9/24 7:55pm ET)

 

I am doing good @Therapist4u and hope you are too.

 

Take Care,

Nicole  👵

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Thanks for askin @SummerIsTooHOT....

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I’m.....GREAT😀

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1 comment (Sunday 4/8/24 8:09am ET)

 

  ANY COFFEE DRINKERS OUT THERE?

 

I am one and buy the regular instant coffee, Walmart brand. Then add their version of sweet & low. Then LOTS of creamer (Hazelnut or French Vanilla). At age 66 this year, I can drink it at bedtime. Lol, NO longer keeps me awake as it did when I was a youngster.  🙄  I now drink it for the taste!!!

 

Take Care,

Nicole  👵

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 All my life.. Got me an auto maker a few years ago, I set it the night before and its ready when I get up. Just have to plod to the kitchen and pour..A little milk and a squirt of French Vanilla and Im good to go.

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1 comment (Friday 4/5/24 9:25pm ET) MAIL ALERT!

 

@Frozenoem , what was the "issue & fix" - I cannot remember, but I was around with my OLD account 2019 to 2021.  👵

 

YOU WROTE: Heck I was thrilled when someone actually fixed the you got mail alert that was dated 2021 or 2022 for years.

 

Take Care,

Nicole  👵

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@SummerIsTooHOT 

 

My notifications of new posts were always dated 2021 despite the actual year of posting.It was like AARP never changed the time and date stamp on their servers.

 

Beyond that I can’t really speak non-geek. Need to speak to a Windoze or Dos user. Not happening  this month my computers are busy, all of them.

 

If you have a Windows or Dos computer with bios that hasn’t booted in years and battery is dead on motherboard. Then you’d need to boot to command prompt and enter date: and Time: to bring it into this century.

 

About as non geek as I can go!

Froze

And yes, after long days/nights, I'd still like to swing these hunks of glass , plastic and silicon against the nearest wall Come on retirement!
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6 comments (Friday 4/5/24 8:29pm ET) Inquiring Minds Want To Know!  🤣😂

 

Hi Allen @Therapist4u , did you receive the PM I sent you TODAY? Sent: ‎05:42 PM ET.

 

Take Care,

Nicole 👵

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Hi Nicole! No IM from you

Also, while you use a phone to access AARP & can see & respond to posts instantly... I have a phone but no data!

I only have an old messed up laptop & I do lots of stuff on it & then I leave....so if I don’t reply soon it might take another day...I'm not ignoring you...I'm here only a short while & that delays responses to you...also my hands hurt too much after a lot of typing so I have to stop for a while.......try to send IM again since I'm here for a short bit more...OK?

 

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4 comments (Friday 4/5/24 10:29pm ET)

 

@Therapist4u , I was offline. Just sent AGAIN.

 

Take Care,

Nicole  👵

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NO PM....make sure you have me listed as a friend

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go to my Quick Links if already a friend then use that send PM link from there

 

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1 comment (Friday 4/5/24 10:57pm ET)

 

Hey Allen @Therapist4u , here is what I was sending you = that I do not kudo here in the Front Porch but know you like getting them = donot take it personally. Lol, they all know I don't.

 

Gosh, all porchers have received my PMs. In fact @Frozenoem and myself have been chatting all day.

 

Anyway, thanks for letting me know. Not in the mood to FIGHT with this site. Lol, way too much troubleshooting.

 

Take Care,

Nicole  👵

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