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Yes passing can be tricky.

I thought my earrings passed as fancy acorns. Then my friend whispered to me ....

they look like fancy scrotum eggs.




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Good afternoon 


today was a busy day.  Lunch at our favorite pizza place.  Then we went to on bank to take care of some business.  Then we went to the bank that will be loaning us funds for our new home to sign some paperwork for the loan officer.  With no internet and no scanner I can’t do it from the boat electronically I have to go to them and deliver or sign papers.  Finally we went to the new condo to see what is happening.  In some regards, I was pleasantly surprised in others, same old excuses.


Siding appears done, The roof is shingled, exterior trim is up.  Doors and windows have been done.  I can’t see it but I’m told all rough in is done, drywall is up. Street is nearly ready to be paved.  They are working on interior trim,  paint after that, cabinets, plumbing and electrical and all the usual finishing touches.  Of course one difficulty is they have to finish 18 units before anyone can be occupied.  The building that was supposed to be done last summer is still being worked on.


so who knows how much longer we’ll be in the boat.  The builder is blaming the county for the most recent delays in that building.


bought a book today.  Written, or consolidated by a friend of mine.  I hope to see her at group tomorrow.



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I guess a busy day (sorta) for me.

Cat made me get up at 04:30 to let her out.  That was mean.  Went back to bed.

Finally did get up, this time because I wanted to.  

Baked some bread that had been rising overnight.

Had some for breakfast.

Had coffee and doom-scrolled for a bit.

Fixed a sandwich.

Looked in the well and saw that the recent rain has brought the watertable up enough so the foot valve is submerged at last.   Went up under the house and got the pump running again.   (sometimes a mysterious process).   Now I can get water without a bucket and rope - nice.

Then, I got so ambitious that I cleaned the ashes out of the heater.

And on top of all this, got a little bit of writing and reading done.

Fixed some dinner and here I am trying to decide whether to waste the rest of the night on YouTube.


Big day here.


Hope y'all had a good one.

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21 hours ago, Jamie68 said:

This has been me since before the holidays. Been down in the dumps. A lot of it is seeing my wife being ill so much this season.I decided last night to just get off my arse and get to work. 

Had to go to Walmart yesterday, 12 degrees plus strong wind. Was wearing workout attire, ankle socks, exposed ankles because I didn't have any womens boots. I bought some while shopping. I love these for $20. A little tight. A half size smaller than normal.

Have a great day everyone.❤️

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These are kind of cute. I really need to get a pair of proper fitting winter boots. A friend gave me a pair of UGGS a few months ago but she actually has bigger feet than me, 12w, I wear an 11. Otherwise I just have a pair of beat-up, oversized duck boots for working outside.

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16 hours ago, Teri Anne said:

Jamie I know passing matters to some and others just don't care.

I worried about passing so much it took me over a year to actually walk out the door dressed and that was at night walking to the mailbox.

Went 24/7 and its been my normal for a long time for over 20 years.

Do I pass you might ask?  I get called ma'am 99% of the time so I guess most of the time I do. Worrying about it wouldn't change anything.

I don't worry about it. It would be nice to hear someone actually call me ma'am. It hasn't happened yet.


It's -4 degrees here this morning. woke up to the furnace off and 55 degrees in the house. Condensate drain isn't keeping up. Have to turn off furnace for 5 min. every hour & let it drain. Pipes in laundry room frozen. I must have unplugged it when I installed new washer & dryer. Not exactly how I wanted to start out my day. It'll get better. At least the coffee is fresh and hot.


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15 hours ago, LindaMarie said:

I thought my earrings passed as fancy acorns. Then my friend whispered to me ....

they look like fancy scrotum eggs.

🤣😂❤️ Sorry, but that's hilarius!

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Good Morning, 


Last night I had a very vivid dream in which I was pregnant. I haven’t had coffee yet since I’m not sure how it is safe for my unborn child 😉

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9 minutes ago, Erica Gabriel said:

Good Morning, 


Last night I had a very vivid dream in which I was pregnant. I haven’t had coffee yet since I’m not sure how it is safe for my unborn child 😉

I think I would try to go back to sleep and find out.❤️

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15 hours ago, LindaMarie said:

I thought my earrings passed as fancy acorns. Then my friend whispered to me ....

they look like fancy scrotum eggs.


To be fair, I would ABSOLUTELY wear scrotum egg earrings out to the club. Maybe THAT would keep the jerks off me.



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Good morning 


Thanks for all the chuckles this morning.  

Jamie, I’m sorry life took a left turn when it comes to your heater.  My daughter has a lot of trouble with her condensate pump as well.  But the way hers was installed, it doesn’t shut down the furnace, it just overflows on the floor.  They need to put alarms on those things.


speaking of pumps, Jandi, do you have a hand dug well or a drilled well?  Just curious how you are bucketing water when the pump won’t reach.  Glad the water level has risen enough to use the pump again.


Speaking of vivid dreams, I have the strangest dreams these days.  I never used to and I wonder if it’s a result of my antidepressants or HRT.  Some are recurring.  Anybody else having strange dreams have a clue as to why?


Yes, it is very reassuring to hear someone referring to you with ma’am or ladies when I’m with my wife.  Happens most often in a customer service situation like check out or waitstaff.  It tends to surprise me how frequent it happens here in SC since it tends to be an anti Trans state, so I guess I’m doing something right.  I do still get sir even though I am dressed, carrying a purse, wearing makeup etc.  I’ve learned to ignore it.


I too have a difficult time finding shoes that fit.  No one seems to carry larger than 11 med. we do have a place nearby called Mega Shoe Show that carries up to size 13 in women’s.  I can often find something there and occasionally at Walmart.  Sometimes the other shoe stores that carry off season over stock have the big sizes but you have to keep checking.


Have a great day and if you are where it’s snowing again stay safe.



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21 minutes ago, Willow said:

 I do still get sir even though I am dressed, carrying a purse, wearing makeup etc.  I’ve learned to ignore it.

It's like that here too, especially when you get away from the bigger cities.

When I do get ma'am-ed it kinda makes my day.


The well is old hand-dug type.  Some aspects of my life are from times past.  

Weirdly, I have both an outhouse and internet.

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2 hours ago, Jamie68 said:

Not exactly how I wanted to start out my day. It'll get better. At least the coffee is fresh and hot.

With our temperatures dropping into the single digits last night, I made sure to leave the bathroom vanity doors open, because it's the only outside wall with plumbing in it. I hope your frozen pipes thaw without any leaks.


Winter life,



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I was going to call the earrings ear testicles but the other name popped in my head.

I do have the perfect top to match them. so they really are keepers.






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19 minutes ago, Mmindy said:

With our temperatures dropping into the single digits last night, I made sure to leave the bathroom vanity doors open, because it's the only outside wall with plumbing in it. I hope your frozen pipes thaw without any leaks.


Winter life,




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I had trouble logging in today.




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Cold as all get out outside but the coffee is hot all is well


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12 minutes ago, LindaMarie said:

I had trouble logging in today.

I have that same kind of interference. Our orange tabby want's to cuddle in between my arms and the keyboard.

I'm definitely going to look for a set of "Acorn" earrings to match my western wear.





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I was asked once why I wear women's clothing.

I replied....duh, ever try to find men's clothing in the women's section?


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Erica, is a boy or a girl?


Sorry I haven't been on in a couple of days. I have been way under the weather. Don't think it is covid again. Just the flu. Started last Sunday. called in to work on Mom, felt better Tues and Wed so went to work. Wed night had an upset stomach.  Yesterday, runs, deep hacking cough, headache. Slept most of the day. probably do the same today.



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My outdoor thermometer is reading 81!  However, it’s in the sun.  More like low 50s. When I finish my new instrument panel the thermometer will be part of it.  Then it will be in the shade all the time.   I have some new canvas tarps coming from Harbor Freight but they are somewhere in transit. FedEx Ground.  I hope they aren’t in a ditch some where.  Maybe they are stuck on I 95 in Virginia.  Boy do I hate driving that section of the interstate.  Even on a good day it’s all backed up at Fredericksburg.  They have no trucks left lane posted all along there but they don’t enforce it so the truckers use all three lanes and go as fast as they can until one of them does something stupid and blocks the road. What ever you don’t be on that road in the summer at closing time for Kings Dominion.


someone who was stuck there commented about walking on I 95 like it never happens.  We were stuck one time and the kids were out of there cars playing with a basketball.  Nothing unusual there.


@Jandi it does sound like you are well off the beaten path.  Outhouse, hand dug well but modern conveniences inside.  I’d say not my cup of tea but then I’m living on a boat and have to pump out my black water tank every other day into a portable camper tank. Then every other time I have to take that to a state park to dump it.  That can get pretty messy and smelly too.  At least I have fresh water.  Piped in or out of an onboard tank through a pressure pump.



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Tomorrow is the one year anniversary of me living in a house I own! As for negatives, it is terribly cold here compared to the rest of the state, where it's generally warmer, and the house is on the older side. Until signing the contract, I had NEVER lived in a house before, and it was so hard spending time in apartments all my life. It's one of those cute houses where you go in from the backdoor and it has so much character, dating back to the 1700s, although part of it was added on in the 1900s.

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@Willow When I lived on the gulf coast, Texas City, I had auto mechanics during senior year of high school.

I also worked at the car wash. When I graduated high school for a brief time(2 months) I worked

at a boat boat repair shop, mechanics and fiber glass and such, as an Apprentice. 

Then the military.

I've been on a lot of boats when I returned from over seas, but never really wanted to

work on them again. I took a new coastal path, go for the ride, get off the boat, and let someone else

do the hard work.

I'm reading all your posts on your boat project. Just don't know how to reply to them.

Good luck and best wishes on your project.



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23 minutes ago, Artpetal said:

 It's one of those cute houses where you go in from the backdoor and it has so much character, dating back to the 1700s, although part of it was added on in the 1900s.

Artpetal, isn't life so much more relaxing when your neighbors are separated by a property line and not a couple inches of drywall. Congratulations on being a home owner.


Best wishes, stay positive, and safe



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