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  1. JanCinLV commented on For Better or For Worse about 5 hours ago

    Lynn’s notes:

    My mom was a talented gardener. You might think it takes little know-how to plant something and watch it grow, but coaxing a seed or a bulb to its full potential takes knowledge, experience and skill. My mother had the ability to create a productive garden — and the patience and foresight to pass it on.

    My mom, too was a passionate gardener, as was her father. She, unfortunately, did not pass on that gene to me.

  2. JanCinLV commented on Benitin y Eneas about 5 hours ago

    Good morning, Vagabonds.

    I, too wish all my Christian friends a meaningful Good Friday. (I wouldn’t exactly call it a “happy” occasion.)

  3. JanCinLV commented on Heart of the City about 5 hours ago

    My young teenaged cousin used to refuse to sleep upstairs at our grandparents house because he was afraid of ghosts. Nothing anyone told him about “no such thing” would change his mind. He and I sat down one afternoon and I told him that ghosts only haunt places that either meant something to them or where they died. Since our grandparents had built that house, and we were certain no one had died there, there was no logical reason for it to be haunted. He never had a problem with sleeping upstairs again. (Oh, dear. That was about 35 years ago!)

  4. JanCinLV commented on Pluggers about 5 hours ago

    I’m with you. I have all three license plates of our vehicles half memorized – I know the letters but not the numbers. When I know I am going to need the number (such as when I take one in for smog check) I always recheck it before heading for the counter.

  5. JanCinLV commented on Human Cull about 5 hours ago

    If they are weaving or not staying as far to the right as they can, then by all means “toot” the horn to let them know you are there. Otherwise, lay off. All you are doing is startling them to the point that they may fall off the bike in front of you. Sueamarlucan, to you really thing a bicyclist does not know that a semi is coming up behind them? Hitting that air horn of yours is more dangerous for them than just passing.

  6. JanCinLV commented on For Better or For Worse 1 day ago

    Words cannot describe your overreaction to a child’s gift to her mommy.

  7. JanCinLV commented on Benitin y Eneas 1 day ago

    Good morning, Vagabonds.

    Rita, I found the stretch between Barstow and State Line to be a two-lane nightmare. I grew up with the CA freeways, so I don’t mind the freeway traffic, but once you lose the third lane people go nuts. Either they are constantly cutting in and out trying to get “in front” or they slow down in the fast lane as they crawl past a slow-moving semi, thus effectively stopping the flow of traffic behind them. And it was much worse on Fridays because that’s when everyone leaves So CA to visit here. If I didn’t leave by 1PM, I would spend an average of 2 extra hours on the road. I drove that about twice a month for more than 6 months, and I am very glad I don’t have to do so any more.

    Temp is moving back up to mid- to high 80’s again. We expect it to be close to 90 on Easter Sunday. At least the nights are relatively decent – mid 60’s. When summer gets here, we don’t go below 80 at night for about 3 months. For right now, I leave the windows all open until the outside temp hits 80 then close up. With the new attic insulation & radiant barrier, the inside temp stays upper 70’s until it gets over 90 outside.

  8. JanCinLV commented on FoxTrot Classics 1 day ago

    Why doesn’t Easter involve Jesus’ resurrection anymore?

  9. JanCinLV commented on Pluggers 1 day ago

    This plugger has a large wine rack and a wine cooler for proper storage. Fine wine is a real pleasure.

  10. JanCinLV commented on Benitin y Eneas 2 days ago

    Sorry David, I’m not familiar with the melody, and I don’t understand German so I don’t know the lyrics. Where do you remember it from?