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Offline wolfter

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Christmas Shopping
« on: December 12, 2012, 09:43:01 PM »
Started and finished my Christmas shopping today.  I had to buy only one gift because of our employee gift exchange at work.  I got creative; purchased a woven basket and painted it gold.  We went to Amish country today and I purchased a lot of different items to fill the basket.  Also purchased some seasonal material to make a liner for it.

And for me; a couple of new outfits, some freshly ground green bean coffee and other Amish products.  I already tried some of the guacamole chips and spicy raspberry dip.  Stopped at the book store and got Mary Higgins Clark's latest 2 books as I've gotten behind on my reading.  And also had to stop at the God awful Walmart because they're the only place I can find the gallon size jars of jalapenos. 

We were totally ready and done and got to the truck and my mother locked the keys inside.  And of course, my jacket and phone were in there also.  The greeter looked horrified when I asked if pay phones still existed.  She didn't even offer a solution when I explained what happened.  Oh well, I went to the customer service department and they let me use the phone. 

While she waited for roadside assistance, I used one of the motorized scooters to zoom around the store and people watch.  Man, I'd have some great photos if I had my phone.

http://asherycountrystore.com/   Here is the link for one of the Amish stores we visited.  They sure are progressive Amish people, websites and all.

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Re: Christmas Shopping
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2012, 10:26:21 PM »
that^ is the cutest, gayest, peculiar (gallon of jalapenos) story that i have heard in ages! LOL!!! ;D
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Re: Christmas Shopping
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2012, 10:43:18 PM »
I hope you mean the gay part is that I went Christmas shopping and bought mostly for myself?   ;D  I love shopping, just not for other people.

I'm ever so grateful that my family doesn't partake in the entire gift exchange thingy.  We don't make specific points of buying things just because it's a certain date.  We buy and do things for each other throughout the year.
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Re: Christmas Shopping
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2012, 10:43:29 PM »
You drive a truck?
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Re: Christmas Shopping
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2012, 10:46:44 PM »
You drive a truck?

Of course I do, but I can't drive it right now because it's a standard.  My mother took me in her 4 x 4 pickup.  My entire family drives trucks, it's just what we do in our parts. ;D

Modified:  I have been driving myself to all of my doctor appointments in one of my brother's trucks.  He has a few of them and is letting me use his F250 since it's an automatic and I can mostly drive it ok using my left leg.
« Last Edit: December 12, 2012, 10:48:32 PM by wolfter »
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Re: Christmas Shopping
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2012, 10:52:03 PM »
wolfie dear,

this is way too gay (ala martha stewart). ;D

Quote
I got creative; purchased a woven basket and painted it gold.  We went to Amish country today and I purchased a lot of different items to fill the basket.  Also purchased some seasonal material to make a liner for it.
 

 :) ;D

ps. embrase your inner diva. ;D

cute.
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Re: Christmas Shopping
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2012, 11:00:57 PM »
Here is a pic of my delicious peppers.  I've been without them for a few days and everything tasted bland.  You can see a hint of my basket in there too.  I will show a completed picture after I get all my sewing done.

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« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2012, 11:05:09 PM »
nevermind.
enjoy your sewing project. ;)
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Re: Christmas Shopping
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2012, 01:58:35 AM »
Love this story!

I want that scooter!!!!!!!!
 I get you on the locking the keys in the car.I've left  pressies on the train before .......Panicked big style  ..and actually got them back.
...when the same train returned!!!!!!
You've heard the phrase Bridezilla?Well my mum is Christmaszilla!!!
Step away from the  christmas shops now!Her house is decked from head to toe in christmas decs.She sneaks more and more into her house every year.....and if we put a decoration in the wrong place............all hell breaks loose!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!


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Re: Christmas Shopping
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2012, 02:02:46 AM »
nevermind.
enjoy your sewing project. ;)

Since our party isn't until next week, I'm thinking of making a few different liners for other occasions.  I'll have to sort through my material stash.  I have a newer sewing machine but here is a classic that I purchased from a thrift store.  It works great.  I love thrifting since it's shopping.

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Re: Christmas Shopping
« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2012, 09:10:13 AM »
Reminds me of my mother's old sewing machine. They have a particular smell when the operate that I have always found appealing. Good luck with the projects!

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Re: Christmas Shopping
« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2012, 09:30:22 AM »
My grandma used one of those sewing machines that had the manual foot thing to make it work , she could really work that thing and wouldn't give it up for a new one .

She also did hand stitched quilts , I have 13 or 14 of them she gave me over the years .
I have been offered what I consider allot of money for the quilts but wouldn't sell them for the world . When I was in chicago I was offered $1000 for just one of them , was told they are Appalachian works of art .

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Re: Christmas Shopping
« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2012, 11:17:53 AM »
That was very polite of them to use the word "Appalachian"!
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Re: Christmas Shopping
« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2012, 12:21:04 PM »
That was very polite of them to use the word "Appalachian"!

Is that code for hillbilly?  ;)
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Re: Christmas Shopping
« Reply #14 on: December 13, 2012, 12:38:04 PM »
My grandmother made tons of quilts too, and she didn't live in Appalachia. My mother still makes them, belongs to a quilt club, and goes to a national quilt convention once a year.
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« Reply #15 on: December 13, 2012, 01:40:39 PM »
My grandmother made tons of quilts too, and she didn't live in Appalachia. My mother still makes them, belongs to a quilt club, and goes to a national quilt convention once a year.

My grandma didn't need to go to conventions like your mother does , as an artist it came naturally to her . I'm sure your mothers quilts are lovely in there own way .  :-* .     

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« Reply #16 on: December 13, 2012, 02:17:57 PM »
My grandma didn't need to go to conventions like your mother does , as an artist it came naturally to her . I'm sure your mothers quilts are lovely in there own way .  :-* .     

Look you idiot hick, one doesn't go to conventions to learn to quilt. You go to see other quilts and show others yours. Anyway, she didn't start doing that circuit until a few years ago. It's like men that go on golfing trips.

ps: quilts aren't allowed in my personal residence
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« Reply #17 on: December 13, 2012, 03:36:17 PM »
Look you idiot hick, one doesn't go to conventions to learn to quilt. You go to see other quilts and show others yours. Anyway, she didn't start doing that circuit until a few years ago. It's like men that go on golfing trips.

ps: quilts aren't allowed in my personal residence

Oh honey , get your panties out of your crack , its not a competition . I know what those  " shows " are for .
People go to those hobby trade shows all the time and buy they're patterns and maybe even get a ribbon for best in show if they keep going long enough .
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« Reply #18 on: December 13, 2012, 04:53:34 PM »

ps: quilts aren't allowed in my personal residence


Not like I own one or anything, but what's wrong with them?
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« Reply #19 on: December 13, 2012, 04:55:44 PM »

Not like I own one or anything, but what's wrong with them?

There's something very "country kitchen" about them, except for the bedroom.
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Re: Christmas Shopping
« Reply #20 on: December 15, 2012, 07:26:29 PM »
My Appalachian grandmother made quilts for each grandchild.  Towards the end of her life, I'm sure she indicated that each one cost a couple of hundred dollars to have professionally quilted.

You need to make sure to have a rider on your insurance for their value.  I spent many an hour helping granny with her sewing projects.  It's unfortunate that my siblings and my quilts were destroyed in our house fire during the great blizzard. 
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« Reply #21 on: December 15, 2012, 07:37:28 PM »
My Appalachian grandmother made quilts for each grandchild.  Towards the end of her life, I'm sure she indicated that each one cost a couple of hundred dollars to have professionally quilted.

You need to make sure to have a rider on your insurance for their value.  I spent many an hour helping granny with her sewing projects.  It's unfortunate that my siblings and my quilts were destroyed in our house fire during the great blizzard.

I took care of the insurance thing at the same time I bought my house . It was a true irreplaceable loss for you when the quilts burned , I know how I would feel if it happened to me . 

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Re: Christmas Shopping
« Reply #22 on: December 15, 2012, 11:51:28 PM »
Dang, this thread really is about how gay I am.... ;D ;D ;D ;D  I love any crafting, which why I'm good at it in fabric or woodworking. 

I don't pulling up to the fabric store in my truck. :o
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Re: Christmas Shopping
« Reply #23 on: December 18, 2012, 10:58:55 PM »
Question:  Why do box stores charge tax online, but Amazon still doesn't?  I just ordered things from Amazon and no tax was charged.  I ordered something from Target and they charged taxes.  It was Kentucky's 6%.  I went to other store websites and they were also charging tax.  How does Amazon get around it? 

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Re: Christmas Shopping
« Reply #24 on: December 18, 2012, 11:37:44 PM »
Question:  Why do box stores charge tax online, but Amazon still doesn't?  I just ordered things from Amazon and no tax was charged.  I ordered something from Target and they charged taxes.  It was Kentucky's 6%.  I went to other store websites and they were also charging tax.  How does Amazon get around it?

Seriously? :o  Any legit shopper knows how to get shipping waved.  Normally, it you see an item online, call their 800 number to order it playing the game.  After a while, you'll have privledges to avoid the begging status.

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Re: Christmas Shopping
« Reply #25 on: December 18, 2012, 11:38:45 PM »
How does Amazon get around it? 

They shouldn't it -- I think it was originally to encourage the growth of the internet. But now it just causes shortfalls with state budgets. But if one state makes Amazon collect tax they just move their operations in Mississippi. (jobs!)

One more reason for VAT.
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Re: Christmas Shopping
« Reply #26 on: December 18, 2012, 11:57:13 PM »
Seriously? :o  Any legit shopper knows how to get shipping waved.  Normally, it you see an item online, call their 800 number to order it playing the game.  After a while, you'll have privledges to avoid the begging status.

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Well, I have noticed that if I put items in my cart, but don't checkout, they will often send me emails with special discount offers for those items.  They are like Santa; they know all.  I recently went on an airline website to check flight prices.  A few days later, I got an email with discounts to those exact destinations. 

After that, I saw a story on Today about the same thing.  They said many sites do this, but at some sites, you have to go as far as putting in your credit card info and then cancel the order. 

They shouldn't it -- I think it was originally to encourage the growth of the internet. But now it just causes shortfalls with state budgets. But if one state makes Amazon collect tax they just move their operations in Mississippi. (jobs!)

One more reason for VAT.

While I would like to avoid taxes, I realize state budgets are already stretched, with many cutting programs.  I just saw how states cut over a billion dollars for mental health, during the recession.  Medicaid has been hit very hard. 

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« Reply #27 on: December 19, 2012, 05:37:14 AM »
My grandma was a steamstress (oh and she's still alive and healthy and approaching 100) and she taught me how to sew on a pedal machine!

In this day and age, any gay who "crafts" deserves a Presidential medal of some sort,  for keeping up traditions. 

San Francisco had a Museum of Craft and it closed.  Stupid board of trustee egos destroyed the New York one.  No longer being a New Yorker I am thoroughly confused what is happening at Columbus Circle.  Are there two different museums???

Ive never been to the Smithsonian's Renwick Gallery. 

I try to check out the crafts fairs locally in Switzerland but its always the same people mostly showing some pretty hideous stuff. 

There are such wonderful traditional crafts in a country and its important to keep them going.  While still making room for the new.   


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« Reply #28 on: December 19, 2012, 07:47:03 AM »
They shouldn't it -- I think it was originally to encourage the growth of the internet. But now it just causes shortfalls with state budgets. But if one state makes Amazon collect tax they just move their operations in Mississippi. (jobs!)

One more reason for VAT.

Actually states are starting to tax Amazon.  VA will do so starting in July (I think that is the date anyway).  This issue came up when Amazon wanted to build a distribution center here -- somewhere near Petersburg IIRC.  I believe I read a couple of others are or soon will be.

Teddy....  to answer your question.  Most states will tax online stores if they have a physical presence in the state of the online shopper.

It won't be long before all of online shopping is taxed. 

edited to add this link about states taxing Amazon (Ted -- you SHOULD be paying the tax according to this):  http://money.cnn.com/2012/07/18/news/economy/amazon-sales-tax/index.htm

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Re: Christmas Shopping
« Reply #29 on: December 19, 2012, 12:16:23 PM »
In Ohio, if you purchase on-line and they don't collect sales tax, our codes require that you submit it yourself.  Several years ago, my brother-in-law started ordering cigarettes through the internet because of Ohio's ridiculous sales tax on them.  About a year in, he was contacted by the state and charged sales tax plus a penalty for failing to file.  Not sure how they became aware?

I love any sort of project that involves creativity and produces something.  I've always made my own drapes, curtains and some clothes.  This summer I remodeled my bathroom and couldn't find a proper sized vanity.  I bought a sheet of cabinet grade playwood and built my own.  I wanted one that was 36" high and most are 30" or 32". 


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« Reply #30 on: December 19, 2012, 04:31:26 PM »
I was remembering one of my favorite skits on SNL.  Blue State Santa.  Just came to me as I was reading this thread about Christmas.

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« Reply #31 on: December 19, 2012, 05:45:29 PM »
Wofter, I'm with you, one of the joys of this season is the fact that I get to shop my ass off, both for myself and others. A girl has to keep her eye out for those bargains, and those grannies best watch out cause they got nothing on me when I got some bargains and coupons to burn lol! I went to Macy's today and this hot young clerk was so helpful and showed me around and practically walked me into the fitting room. I think he was wanting to provide some quality customer service if you get my drift lol. Hell all he had to do was take his lunch break then take me anyway he wanted and I would have given it to him haha. Usually tho my shopping trips are just whirlwinds, trying to beat out all the others for the best deals! I am known as the clearance king haha. But this year damn I have been using Amazon and Ebay like a crazy bitch! Its easy, fast, and no crowds or hassle. But I still got to do it old school and go out and do the shopping in person thing lol. Tis the season!
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Re: Christmas Shopping
« Reply #32 on: December 21, 2012, 12:36:33 AM »
If anyone is having a hard time thinking of what Christmas gift to buy that special someone, perhaps this will give you some ideas:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UAd7vMgc9k#!

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Yes, I'm sure she will treasure that iron forever.   ::)
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« Reply #33 on: December 21, 2012, 02:01:50 AM »
If anyone is having a hard time thinking of what Christmas gift to buy that special someone, perhaps this will give you some ideas:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UAd7vMgc9k#!

"Hoover at Christmas means gifts she will treasure"    ???

Yes, I'm sure she will treasure that iron forever.   ::)

As she bashes his head with it as soon as his drunk ass passes out.   ;D
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« Reply #34 on: December 22, 2012, 02:16:44 AM »
Dear Wolfella: I did all of my Christmas shopping today in two hours. I also (finally) mailed some Christmas cards which obviously will not arrive in time.

Tomorrow I will take a walk during early evening hours, so as not to get raped or shot, and look at all of the decorations. But here's an early one of Rittenhouse Square -- all of the trees have illuminated glass balls but it's hard to make it all out well in the picture:



... and here's a street a few blocks from my apartment:

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« Reply #35 on: December 22, 2012, 09:46:58 AM »
Wow MissP, that really is beautiful.  That looks very similar to the area we were supposed to stay in.  Unless all of Philly has those god awful one way, narrow ass roads.  :)  Perhaps we should have visited during the holidays.

As promised, a couple of pics of my gift basket I put together.  We were supposed to have a $20 limit and I exceded it by more than twice.  Oh well, she's one of my favs at work.  Still have to figure out how to wrap it in the next few hours.

The beautiful gold basket after purchasing a boring one from a thirft store.



The finished basket in need of wraping

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« Reply #36 on: December 22, 2012, 12:18:51 PM »
We'll see how successful I was gift shopping stoned.  Im sure I'll be more convinced by what I bought after i finish this Sidecar. 
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« Reply #37 on: December 22, 2012, 03:28:40 PM »
Unless all of Philly has those god awful one way, narrow ass roads.  :)  Perhaps we should have visited during the holidays.

We have streets so narrow here that you can barely fit anything more than a compact car on them -- and no parking lanes. I live on a huge boulevard though, but there aren't many of those here. It's an old city that was laid out (at least the downtown part) before cars existed.
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« Reply #38 on: December 22, 2012, 04:11:17 PM »
Most of your online gift buys came through Louisville.  Many online stores, like Amazon and Zappos, have built huge warehouses here to be closer to our UPS World Hub.  UPS makes our airport busier than it otherwise would be.  The Today Show reported live from here Friday. 

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« Reply #39 on: December 22, 2012, 10:30:33 PM »
The only gift I bought on-line was an out-of-print book for my father. Everything else was bought the traditional way, though my family is small-ish and only involves six people for gifts.
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Re: Christmas Shopping
« Reply #40 on: December 23, 2012, 05:30:23 PM »
Most of your online gift buys came through Louisville.  Many online stores, like Amazon and Zappos, have built huge warehouses here to be closer to our UPS World Hub.  UPS makes our airport busier than it otherwise would be.  The Today Show reported live from here Friday. 

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/50256808#50256808

I recently purchased a new leather chair from Staples and had to call their customer service because the stitching was coming loose.  I was pleasantly surprised when the phone was answered by a cute (I'm guessing because of that coy flirtish style) guy named Zach with a familiar accent.  As we chatted he indicated their call center was in Louisville. 

It was such a pleasant experience that I sent an email to their corporate office.  I included my name and number in case they forward him a copy. ;D
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Re: Christmas Shopping
« Reply #41 on: December 24, 2012, 12:53:46 AM »
I recently purchased a new leather chair from Staples and had to call their customer service because the stitching was coming loose.  I was pleasantly surprised when the phone was answered by a cute (I'm guessing because of that coy flirtish style) guy named Zach with a familiar accent.  As we chatted he indicated their call center was in Louisville. 

It was such a pleasant experience that I sent an email to their corporate office.  I included my name and number in case they forward him a copy. ;D

Oh, Zachary.  We call him Zach.  I will give him your contact info.   ;)

There does seem to be many call centers here.  I called TIVO one night and discovered I knew the rep.  I did not know one of their call centers was here.  I think it is our central location, and being near UPS. 

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Re: Christmas Shopping
« Reply #42 on: December 24, 2012, 10:08:04 PM »
Oh, Zachary.  We call him Zach.  I will give him your contact info.   ;)

As long as he's 18, hell yeah!   ;D
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Re: Christmas Shopping
« Reply #43 on: December 26, 2012, 10:15:08 AM »
I'm not a shopper , I get little joy from spending money unless its for art supplies or tools .

I have been the biggest scrooge on earth since I ended a long term relationship over a decade ago and this year was no different , I don't find the holiday completely depressing like I used to but I still Bah Humbug with the best of them .

I did something today though that will make my friends who think that spending money on a sale is actually saving money  , they will be proud . I went to Wallmart right when they opened this morning and bought enough Christmas decor to make my home a mini Christmas village next year . I got a tree and all the stuff to decorate it with , I got two mini trees and a garland for the fireplace and multi color ice sickles to hang from the eves outdoors ... and some dog biscuits for my Zita ... all for about $110 ... power shopping baby .

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From Miss P .
Who the fuck wants a tacky artificial plastic tree .

 
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Re: Christmas Shopping
« Reply #44 on: December 26, 2012, 12:36:09 PM »
We were going to shop the sales today but are under a damn blizzard warning.  I could have purchased several outfits for what I normally spend on one. 

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Re: Christmas Shopping
« Reply #45 on: December 26, 2012, 12:42:14 PM »
Its 37 degrees here but its been snowing off and on all morning , it wont stick but its a better than looking a rain for me ... I love it because its so rare here .

 

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Re: Christmas Shopping
« Reply #46 on: December 26, 2012, 12:47:10 PM »
They're calling for up to 14" of snow in our area with sustained winds.  Already made my emergency runs to the store.  Plenty of water, wine and smokes.  So if you all don't see me for a while, it means the power is out again.  We lose it during most storms.  Sometimes for weeks at a time.  AAAHHH, the joys of rural living.
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Re: Christmas Shopping
« Reply #47 on: December 26, 2012, 12:51:53 PM »
I'm sure you can handle 14" cause you are used to it ;-) .

Only kids from the deep south can realate to pressing your nose up to the window at night and looking at the porch light hoping to see a snow flake and then doing a happy dance if you see one .   

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Re: Christmas Shopping
« Reply #48 on: December 26, 2012, 07:58:31 PM »
I remember when I saw my first snow fall about 35 years years ago when I came to Washington DC from Florida.  I was beside myself.  I recall my new friends whispering to people as I yelled, grinned and kept touching the snow "Uh, he's special.  This is all new to him."   :D
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Re: Christmas Shopping
« Reply #49 on: December 26, 2012, 08:21:45 PM »
I remember when I saw my first snow fall about 35 years years ago when I came to Washington DC from Florida.  I was beside myself.  I recall my new friends whispering to people as I yelled, grinned and kept touching the snow "Uh, he's special.  This is all new to him."   :D

I still do this^ now! :)
(and iv'e never had a snowless winter in my life.)
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