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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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 Hi Nicole!

@SummerIsTooHOT

 

What’s happening is that some of my FAV PORCH PEEPS, besides you & Dave @DaveMcK, are not seeing my replies to the messages they posted to  me. For example, I wished a HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY on 05-11-2024 and 05-10-2024 to @catwoman500 @MsStretch  and @LaDolceVita & don’t know if any of them saw my messages.

 

like in these links: to @LaDolceVita https://community.aarp.org/t5/Our-Front-Porch/MORNING-ROLL-CALL-2024/m-p/2555911#M84978

to @catwoman500 https://community.aarp.org/t5/Our-Front-Porch/MORNING-ROLL-CALL-2024/m-p/2555914#M84979

and @MsStretch  https://community.aarp.org/t5/Our-Front-Porch/MORNING-ROLL-CALL-2024/m-p/2555915#M84980

 

so if they happen to see this, I’ll say again:

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY TO YOU!

Hope you’re all doing well! Please have a wonderful week too!

Stay safe....&...Take care!

☮️  🌄  ~Allen 🌈  🎨

 

Also where am I supposed to start a new post within the PORCH, for peeps to see & comment if they wanted to, like to share my new flowers?

 MY NEW FLOWERSMY NEW FLOWERS

 

Anyhoot.... we’ll talk again later

my 4EVAH FRIEND!

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Still waiting for pics.....

🐕Nicole🐶

LOL!

☮️  ~Allen 🌈

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Good morning to all of you FRONT PORCHERS out there! Do you have plans for a Summer vacation yet?

We will be returning to our timeshare at Lake Geneva over Labor Day weekend. Our family will be able to swim, golf, bike and walk.

We are due to have another boat tour of the lake again. 

We fix most of our meals with everyone taking turns.

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Posted by Dave the Lighthouse Keeper
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@DaveMcK  Good for you enjoying yourselves!  Seems all I do is chores.

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Hi Dave @DaveMcK

Would some,

or all of these folks be your relatives

 

Hope you’re doing well!

Please have a wonderful weekend...

& a new week too!

Stay safe....&...Take care!

☮️  ~Allen 🌈

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Posted by Dave the Lighthouse Keeper
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Hi Dave @DaveMcK

AMEN!

Also let us remember all the step moms and foster moms too!

 

Happy Mother’s Day to you as well!

Hope you’re doing good!

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

☮️ 🌄  ~Allen 🌈  🎨

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We are having nice weather today here in Madison,Wisconsin.

We are having a Bounty of blooming trees. Hoping you are having a nice Spring

 

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Posted by Dave the Lighthouse Keeper
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@DaveMcK   Not so here Dave.  Hot and humid and miserable.

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@LaDolceVita ...Rainy and dismal here. Temps have been up and down. Today they are down. Sweatshirt weather.

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Posted by Dave the Lighthouse Keeper
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Got it, bought one camp like that, granite slabs, come along and a winch took care of it. Presently only one oak tree in green or budding out. Probably because it late Spring temp 44 and that’s with full sun.

 

I live but won’t be mobile for awhile, had to take a cross country ride ATV and will be paying for it, for a month or until temps remain in 60’s.Until then it’s med’s and PT.I’m not 60 anymore.

 

Attempted capture of Northern lights twice , not happening this time.,hope all are well, I’ll be off line for awhile movement is a nono except PT.



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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 Good to hear from you Froze!! Last time we asked around.... as no one heard from you....were all concerned about you,...

in a good way of course 👍🙂HAHAA

I mentioned.....

 

But haven’t heard from Froze! @Frozenoem it was on April 9th....so I hope he sees this.... & decides to come out of hibernation...LOL! 

 

TTYL BUD 😄

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@Frozenoem   Good to hear from you!   @SummerIsTooHOT   Picture of Janie & Tiggy especially for you and it is an especially cute one!!  Please note Janie's head on Tiggy's paws 😀 .05844CDF-C19E-4797-8022-09937F5905A7_1_105_c.jpeg

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@DaveMcK ...took me a hot second, but I got it. LOL

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Hi again @catwoman500

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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And yes...to @catwoman500 .....

since also “you got this” ....

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 then... >>>> You go girl too! Hahaaaa ....

Take care!

☮️  🌄  ~Allen 🌈  🎨

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I got it!

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Hi again @MsStretch 

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 @MsStretch

As they say: “You got this”....LOL!

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 You go girl!

As always... Take care my friend! 

☮️  🌄 ~Allen 🌈  🎨

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@Frozenoem , oh yes, I remember the ol' pinhole method.  I also remember when we lived in Germany, we used a piece of smoked glass.  NOT RECOMMENDED!  Of course, at that time, we didn't know better.  Not like eclipses happened all the time.  This was long before the techie times.  Wonder we didn't all go blind.  Although who knows?  Maybe there were residual affects, just hard to distinguish between that and old age.  😆

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Thought about using over-exposed 220 films but, I had no problem seeing  my iPhone lite thru film. That Bill Nue guy is dangerous.

 

Telescope was a god  send

 

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, Peeps, 

@DaveMcK @SummerIsTooHOT @MsStretch @Therapist4u @Frozenoem 

Did try to see the eclipse, but we had off and on clouds. I was in and out of the house trying to catch a glimpse. The glasses were good. I do remember in 1991 my husband and I were in Hawaii during a well-hyped total solar eclipse. We were on Kauai, and the best viewing was supposed to be on the big island of Hawaii, but they had clouds, so actually we saw it better than the folks who had planned the big expensive vacay on the big island expressly for the eclipse.

@Frozenoem ...At that time the glasses were not that available and so I had prepared the cardboard pinhole thing and it was fun looking at the crescent patterns on my husband's shirt LOL.

On Monday I enjoyed the 90% of what I could actually see. I wore my 33-year-old souvenir tee shirt from the Hawaiian eclipse.

Put one of the lenses over my phone and took a few photos.

This is the best one...you can kind of see the moon starting to come over the bottom of the sun....

 

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It's kind of blurry but had to enlarge it so I could see it and therefore the blur.

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Hi again @catwoman500

I chuckled at “I wore my 33-year-old souvenir tee shirt from the Hawaiian eclipse.”

I have more OLD clothes than new, some from the 70s...like my 1st tie-dyes, souvenirs from concerts (Jethro Tull, >>>>John Lennon & Paul McCartney, George Harrison & even Ringo>>>>(unfortunately... NOT together, but solo...still it was so wonderful & amazing to see them live!!!) Stones, Animals, Simon/Garfunkel, YES, ELO & ELP! ETC.)

 

Anyway, I think your ‘kind of blurry’ eclipse pic is still great, & wanted to ask what kind f lenses did you use? I know very little ...& I’ll defer to Froze, because I’ll bet he will jump in & expound upon more info, using his incredible wealth of knowledge...hope so....LOL!

Also.... thanks for all the kudos!

Hope you’re doing well!

As always... Take care!

☮️  🌄  ~Allen 🌈  🎨

 

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@Therapist4u ...Allen, 

What I meant by "lens" was that I took a second pair of the cardboard glasses and folded the lens part around my phone camera lens. One of the news stations recommended that so your phone or regular camera wouldn't get screwed up. 

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Hi again @catwoman500

I’m glad I saw this post....

as I still don’t get messages from...

or about... y’all ...

The BEST PORCH PEEPS: YOU, @DaveMcK @MsStretch @LaDolceVita @Frozenoem& @SummerIsTooHOT

@LeeS4949  (& ‘OTHERS’)😉

not even when I'm 'tagged'!

anyhoot...

It can be hard to follow recent posts in this forum....as there's SO MANY🙂...& they are not necessarily ‘in order’ to me...like if you post  a reply to an older post it won’t be at the top of this page in the most recent date 1st...it will be on down by scrolling ‘a ways’ according to when the original post was made. But unless you know when that was....it’s ‘hidden’ until you ‘luck out’ like I did now...anyways...

enough of >>> ‘’ <<<< ‘these’ 🙃.... LOL!😄

 

As always... Take care!

☮️  🌄  ~Allen 🌈  🎨

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@LaDolceVita ...an arbor next to the pergola sounds lovely. Are you going to have something climbing on it? (and I don't mean critters!) LOL. I mean like clematis or climbing roses.

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@catwoman500    Trumpet vines have Janie.jpeg

been planted, just hope they come up.  Dogs were busy near the site because of the blood meal placed in the 2 holes.

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Hi again @LaDolceVita So...’Trumpet vines’

(I had to look up 1st...LOL!)

Trumpet vine is a native North American plant that produces stunning red, orange, or yellow flowers that attract hummingbirds and bees.

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 And FWIW: I found this by Better Homes & Gardens

How to Plant and Grow Trumpet Vine

https://www.bhg.com/gardening/plant-dictionary/vine/trumpet-vine

I hope that when yours blooms...

BH&G... will want to put >>>> your pics <<<<

in this one's place... as a...

>>>shining example<<<<

of what the best of 'em should look like!! ...HAAAA 😃

 

Hope you’re doing well!

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

☮️  🌄  ~Allen 🌈  🎨

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@LaDolceVita ...That will be really nice. It looks good. Good luck with the vines!

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