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NetSocial Forum for Wednesday, Feb. 20 2013

Wednesday, February 20, 2013   by: NetSocial TodayWelcome to the NetSocial Forum - a virtual bulletin board where multiple topics are up for discussion, and questions for others in our community can be posted daily.
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RLE 2/20/2013 7:06:28 AM Report

Morning all

Well it wasn't a repeat of the storm of'95,but it was nasty nevertheless. Take some extra time if you have to be on the roads this morning.
not me 2/20/2013 7:11:49 AM Report

Good morning Everyone, stay safe!
celeste5 2/20/2013 7:35:01 AM Report

Good morning everyone.

Bounder, If you didn`t return to this room yesterday, my brother`s name is Stewart.

Have a nice day.
bounder 2/20/2013 7:51:45 AM Report

Morning all,Celest5 I did see your re:brother and I believe I know him.Going fishing for perch later to-day.Gotta dig out first.All the ice in front of my place is now one big broken mass of rolling junks.
DutchTouch 2/20/2013 8:39:35 AM Report

Good morning Red Roomies.
I've been up and at it trying to keep dozens of hungry mouths fed. First I had to shovel my way to the bird feeders.
They were at my kitchen window giving me reminders. Now we're having a big feeding frenzy. Mostly pine grosbeaks, bluejays, chickadees and a few red squirrels.
They're all happy campers once again.
Sam C 2/20/2013 9:44:45 AM Report

'Morning, all. Nice to see things picking up in here, again.

I missed the party, yesterday... popped in to yesterday's room a few minutes ago to see what I missed.

Here's a pot o' coffee for anyone who needs some.

Sam C 2/20/2013 9:48:33 AM Report

btw, RLE... I agree, it wasn't the worst winter storm we've ever had, or even in recent memory.

You wouldn't know that reading some of the comments in the Blue Room and following some of the articles on the storm, though.

I'm not sure if some people just forget the weather we've had in the past as they get older, or if the weather just bothers them more, now.
Sam C 2/20/2013 9:48:33 AM Report

btw, RLE... I agree, it wasn't the worst winter storm we've ever had, or even in recent memory.

You wouldn't know that reading some of the comments in the Blue Room and following some of the articles on the storm, though.

I'm not sure if some people just forget the weather we've had in the past as they get older, or if the weather just bothers them more, now.
Wicket 2/20/2013 10:01:52 AM Report

Good morning everyone! Makes my heart sing to see 8 posts already and oldies joining the newbies.
This is my kinda day - blue skies, a few white fluffy clouds and SUNSHINE!. Yes, I hollered, I love the sun and cold air. Going out for lunch with a friend today - trying a new restaurant, looking forward to it.
Can't get over the whining about all the snow, people forget so easily. First time in 3 years that our car can't be seen over the driveway snowbank. Everything looks so bright, white and clean - soon it will be a dirty, slushy mess along with rain and the same people will complain again. It's called "weather" folks, at least it isn't hurricanes or tornadoes.
Enjoy your day.
Wicket 2/20/2013 10:02:46 AM Report

Oh, how rude of me, thanks for the coffee Sam C. We will have to work up to the big breakfast buffets we used to have, let's just start small.
Wicket 2/20/2013 10:05:41 AM Report

Na,na, na, na - we have more posts than the Blue Room - lol.
epc 2/20/2013 10:21:53 AM Report

Good Morning Red Roomies

Kind of a dull day here, but at least no new snow. So nice to see some of the oldies and the newbies here.

Thanks for the coffee Sam.

Quite the party yesterday...

Take care and be safe!
mallet 2/20/2013 10:29:14 AM Report

Morning All...

Wow, so many posts this Am thought I had gone to the wrong room. Lots of broken ice out on the lake but you can just see open water on the horizon.

Opened the porch doors and see there is a little drift but nothing like I expected to face after all the warnings and watches.. Having said that though there seems to be a couple of inches of ice pellets and frozen rain...

You all take care out there...
Wicket 2/20/2013 10:39:32 AM Report

On the drive on Sunday out to Batchewana, we were surprised to see so many ice huts out on the ice at all of the bays. Just two weeks ago, it was open water. I know we have had some really cold temperatures, but I would be afraid to be out there, don't think the ice is thick enough.
not me 2/20/2013 11:23:22 AM Report

Wicket does not matter with me how think it is.... forgive me but I am not Jesus I do not walk on water!
On the good side only 27 more days till spring, get those sub pumps ready.
Have a great Hump Day.
Rockin' Robbie 2/20/2013 2:20:01 PM Report

Good afternoon friends! A nice sunny day today after our little (?) snowstorm. It was sure bad at times with lots of snow to move around today. I need some coffee! (__)>~~~~
Thanks!:) I hope you are all having a wonderful Humpie Day in sootodayland!
I miss GOM!:( Glad to see so many regulars from over the years popping back in..our Red Room is a very special place. I still have the print outs from all the condolences that were posted from when my Mom passed away plus the card from the bouquet of flowers that were sent. They mean the world to me. ((((hugs)))) to all!
Rockin' Robbie 2/20/2013 2:31:38 PM Report

I'm hungry! How about an afternoon snack! I made turkey sandwiches! (Even a meatless one for epc! NJOY!:)


...and epc's..{+=+}..lots of veggies!

Fresh pot of coffee too!
mallet 2/20/2013 3:26:47 PM Report

R R..

Needed the coffee thanks... could use a little fortifying thro, man that wind is cold and lazy, goes right thro everything.. Been removing some of that snow after the plow had been along. We did not get that much, more freezing rain and hail than snow, some areas was drifted others none.
epc 2/20/2013 3:40:43 PM Report

Wow RR you sure know me well. Have been meatless for over a year now and loving it.

Thanks for the sandwich!

Love that you and hubby are experimenting with meat free and healthy living.

RR , we as the Red Room sure did go through some good and bad times together. We celebrated with each other and hugged each other in bad/sad times.

The fact that we all met and found out that we are truly a great group of people is just the icing on the cake.

Love you all
epc 2/20/2013 3:42:55 PM Report


Also remember the night at Kewadin you were broadcasting live and had trivia questions for the audience.

Even though I got drunk ( which is not the I won the trivia contest and to this day still have my prize..
Wicket 2/20/2013 4:08:23 PM Report

Awww, RR and Epc, thanks for the memories,, let's keep going and create some more, it is nice to know that our cyber become real friends have appreciated and cherish things from the past. It was and still can be, a good group, we just need to connect more on here, we are not doing too well on Facebook, and, of course, our for-real, in-your-face lunches at various establishments.

And, by the way, for you ice fishermen and snowmobilers, a friend who lives at Batchewana posted pictures this morning, the bay is wide open - WATER! Please take care...
Wicket 2/20/2013 4:15:16 PM Report

Nanag, hope you pop in here and enjoy our camaraderie. We had at least 20 original posters and have actually gotten to know each other over the years and some still see each other on occasion.
Hoping your back is feeling better and you are getting around alright without too much pain.
Rockin' Robbie 2/20/2013 4:22:33 PM Report

Those trivia contests were fun..they were part of the stations "after-work" parties. One week Spelly and the Mrs. showed up and it was near Halloween. The spellchecker waiting outside while he sent the Mrs. in as to not give it away. She was dressed up like "a Bingo Lady" and sat at a table near the back. She had the cards, the dobber, the good luck charms..the whole nine yards. Everytime I read a trivia question, she would yell out.."What honey? Sorry I couldn't hear you! Under the B what?" She kept it going for a little while and kind of freakin' me out!;-) I laughed SO hard. When the "jig" was up..spelly came walking in and we all had a good laugh. They really got me good! lol
Bobby Nerves 2/20/2013 5:21:42 PM Report

Good afternoon all!

Nice to read you RR.

(__) Colombian Roast

(__) Dark Roast

(__) Decaf

(__) Tetley

(__) Herbal, Mint

Egg McMuffins


^^^^^^^ (home fries)

[] [] (toast)


(---steel cut--)

Variety of bagels

()()()() ALMONDS
{@} {@} {@} WALNUTS
(^)(^)(^) PISTACHIOS

\_/ \_/ \_/ \_/ \_/
\_/ \_/ \_/ \_/ \_/
Blueberry muffins!

Gluten free nanner bread.

(:> (:> (:> (:> (:> (:>
Raspberry Pie

Wicket 2/20/2013 5:24:18 PM Report

thanks for the story RR, hadn't heard that one before.
And Bobby, love the food, don't have to make supper now - lol
SandyB 2/20/2013 5:29:06 PM Report

OMG Bobby.. a full brekkie.. thank you so much. A good one is welcome any time of the day.

Hi all from sunny Elliot Lake lol

Life has changed since we all last talked :)
RLE 2/20/2013 5:31:26 PM Report

Bobby Nerves:

Please set you alarm so that you can make breakfast. I tried boiling water once an was a miserable failure
nanag 2/20/2013 5:32:18 PM Report


Thx for the invite to the Red Room.. this is so much more pleasant than the "other" room :)

I am surprised you remember my poor ole back. Not doing well.. went for xrays yesterday at Group Health.. waiting for results. All I know is that I am very tired of the pain.... and I know there are others much worse than I am but in my line of work it is not good

I just keep looking at all the snow piling up in front of my door.. been strictly forbidden to shovel...BUT...I love the look of the snow and how everything looks soooooo beautiful

I missed the party last night..when I read the posts later my taste buds actually "activated" at the thought of hotdogs and stuff... this room is soo much more my speed
Rockin' Robbie 2/20/2013 6:10:20 PM Report

Thanks BN's! Ya' know, your Egg McMuffins look a lot like my Turkey Sandwiches! LOL (or visa-vera;-)
epc 2/20/2013 6:44:50 PM Report

Great seeing you again Bobby... I hope all is well.
mallet 2/20/2013 6:59:49 PM Report

Bobby N.

Hey there, How's that "man Cave" of yours coming? or have you been slacking off again???

Wicket 2/20/2013 7:20:47 PM Report

nanag, I think you will enjoy the company in here and if things progress the way I hope it to, will have some of the "old" posters back. You will enjoy meeting them in person also, so don't be shy. We have also been known to 'give a hand' literally when someone needs it - :)
Pink Peony 2/20/2013 8:12:18 PM Report

Hi everybody :)

It's great to see people posting in here again and everybody is so positive too!! It made me smile to read the posts from yesterday and today. I'm looking forward to getting together with you's. There's a few that have posted that I haven't met yet.

Where's 3tac? I miss her.

Hope you all enjoy the rest of your evening!

Nanag, I hope you feel better soon. It sucks to be out of commission. I haven't been completely out of commission but I've been pretty sick for a year or so. Damn colon!! But (knock on wood) I do believe it has healed. I haven't had any pain or tenderness whatsoever for about 5 days now...wooohooo!!! Time for a party!
nanag 2/20/2013 8:18:25 PM Report

It is funny, how, when one is temporarily out of commission , is when we have a list of things we would like to do .. like rearrange the living room, clean the laundry room, flip/turn your mattress. Of course at this time I am not able to do too much ...maybe it is because I know I can't, that I think I would like to be doing it. If my back was in better condition the very last thing I would want to do is rearrange furniture or clean the laundry room.. Ohhhh the mind is a silly thing.

I think my butler bell is really out of order..again keep ringing it and no butler appears with damn bell
Wicket 2/20/2013 8:23:52 PM Report

Hi Pink Peony, don't know if 3Tac will come back, she was pretty pi$$ed off in the blue room and said she wouldn't be back.
Glad to hear you are feeling better.
Nanag, I hear you...I have such great plans while laying in bed waiting for sleep, tomorrow I will paint, dust, pack up stuff for more yard sale in the spring... fall asleep, morning comes - no energy, all plans remain in my head!
Pink Peony 2/20/2013 8:35:36 PM Report

nanag, I know what you mean. I have a hard time asking for help (I live alone too) so I would cut my grass and stuff even though I didn't feel up to it. I couldn't believe the energy it took out of me. One day I almost passed out in the driveway...I was pickin weeds and I felt really weak so I started to walk to the back and holy crap...I wobbled to one side, got in the house and looked in the mirror...I was white as a ghost. I finally asked for help! If you need any help...I'd be happy to help.

Wicket, I remember when 3tac posted that she wasn't coming back here any more. I miss her sense of humour!
Bobby Nerves 2/20/2013 8:40:15 PM Report

Just because mine are turkey eggs... huh!

I've been working in other projects, and have my plate full... I do everything from the bare wood till the Fabulon and locking the door in my way out.

You don't have to google it, FYI: Fabulon is one of the top polyurethanes in the market and I've been lucky to get ahold of few pails in NY and if everything goes as planned, I may bootleg another bunch of pails.

I still have a long way before I get a full with the man cave, but it's still in my wish list.
nanag 2/20/2013 8:59:09 PM Report

Pink Peonie

Thank you much..but my daughter keeps close tabs on me, Her crew will come in from Goulais and help me (once I quit fibbing that all is well and I don't need anything) I am nothing if not stubborn
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