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   Surfhut posted on Recipes  Balo, your Cold Watermelon Soup sounds good. I'm going to make some this weekend. I made watermelon/rosemary lemonade last weekend. Just winged it with no recipe. Way good. I love watermelon and love using it in different ways while it's in season.

Bird, I made that Ricotta & Spring Vegetable Tart you posted a while back. It was really terrific. Thank you for posting the recipe, which led me to the wonderful Proud Italian Cook website to play around in.

At first, I thought the tart would be too expensive to make, but I just HAD to make it! I got so many servings that it turned out to be a food dollar bargain.
July 10 at 20:26 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Hey Surfie, thanks for letting me know about the tart. Check out the latest from Proud Italian Cook, she shows a device that curls veggies....as soon as I get $30 I am getting one!!I made a casserole with thick sliced zucchini,yellow squash,green pepper, onion, seasoned bread crumbs,and mozz cheese. Thought Hagar would poo-poo it but he loved it. Oh and all the vegs came from our garden plus I added some oregano that we had just dehydrated and it was great. Our watermelon are going to be way late this year.
July 11 at 07:34 EST .

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   Surfhut  I only have cukes, tomatoes & herbs in my little apt. garden, but I hit the farmer stands every weekend. If you have some very basic cooking experience, throwing things in season together can result in some terrific dishes just like your casserole. I'm all about eating/cooking what is in season. Fun! I like to play with my food!
July 11 at 21:14 EST .

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   Balogreene  Surf, playing with your food is the best in the whole world!
July 15 at 22:42 EST .

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   Surfhut posted on Politics  Televised debate tonight between the 2 supposed Republican frontrunners for Senator Tom Coburn's seat. I'll watch it but wish all the Republicans in the race would be included. Not just James Lankford and T.W. Shannon. Irritating. I seriously need to get more involved.
June 18 at 20:39 EST .

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   Surfhut posted on Pet Peeves  Huge rains here Wednesday. Woke up to water pouring down from the ceiling into my interior bedroom wall. Water coming out of electric outlets & light switch. Wall covering bubbled out with huge ponds of water behind it. Was told they would be here Friday afternoon to make repairs. Took 1/2 day off work so I could be here. They didn't show. Did battle with maintenance manager Friday and general manager Saturday. I'm not scheduled at all and they'll get here when they have time. They thought it unreasonable of me to be notified in advance so I can be here.

And I was told they are not going to cut out the soaked parts of the ceiling, drywall and floor under the carpet. They are going to scrape it, spray it with Kilz and call it a day. Um ... no!

Once I realized how they go about maintenance, I started looking at places around the apartment that show signs of previous water damage. I assumed the repairs had been made responsibly. Now I suspect they were not.

I've contacted a certified mold inspection company to test the place for me, which I will pay for, and am not convinced I'm living in a highly toxic apartment. Once I receive the report and it's as bad as I suspect it will be, I'll tell the apt. to make the repairs. If they won't, I will have legal standing to break my lease and move out.

Love my apartment, love the location, have some wonderful neighbors with whom I've become good friends. Don't really want to move, but I will.

My biggest peeve about all this is the age of the "adults" in charge of management. They are all about 30 years old. Irresponsible, incompetent, full of themselves. My biggest problems at work are with people this same age who love the perks of a title and money but are just too self-involved to put their career above their personal life.

When a 30 year old handsome young man who is NOT doing his job gets in the face of this gray-haired 60 year old woman and tells me how he's so busy and I don't know what I'm talking about ... grrrrrrr. When I told him my husband and I were self-employed as residential remodeling contractors for nearly 30 years, so I know certain things, he laughed at me.

I feel better now! Thank you for listening!
June 15 at 10:45 EST .

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   Gram77  Go get'em Surfie!!
June 15 at 11:34 EST .

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   Balogreene  Yay surf. I've worked in the same building for seven years. The company had signed a multiple-year lease, which was finally up this year. It was under new ownership, My Plumber, they bought it from Sears. Well, it was a horribly maintained building, and apparently My Plumber hadn't been appraised of the problems. They have re-lined the roof multiple times, it still leaks, it leaks around all the windows, it leaks around the bricks. When moving around a year ago, they did mold tests. The building is toxic. But no matter what they do, it still leaks in the ceiling, and in the roof.
We moved out the first of June. I know they are just closing up the walls and re-renting the space, mold or not.
I hate the new location, it is triple the distance, and 4 times the time from the old location. But, I expect all of our allergies are going to go away.
Surf, either they fix it, or you leave.
June 15 at 19:19 EST .

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   MeiDei  My niece had the same problem in her house, the roof leaked, walls, windows, floors, ceiling fan, wiring, & electrical outlets all have to be replaced in her dining room & kitchen - some cabinets also. Fortunately for her their insurance company will replace all interior damage...the roof is still her responsibility. Turns out the previous owner had a similar problem & had a cheap roof repair done, inadequate obviously. Hope all works out for you.
June 16 at 13:09 EST .

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   Linder  It's been a week...hope conditions have improved. Would like an update.
June 19 at 00:05 EST .

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   Surfhut posted on Sports  Anybody interested in the Belmont tomorrow? Is California Chrome going to win the Triple Crown?
June 6 at 20:33 EST .

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   Balogreene  Surf, wouldn't it be cool. They say he is a smart horse, but, in a long race like the Belmont he's gonna have problems. I'm hoping.
June 6 at 23:46 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  Balo, in retrospect, three races in five weeks is a grind for a thoroughbred. Most horses run, at most, three races a year . The deck was stacked against California Chrome from the outset. Most of the horses in the race had sat out the Preakness, and Tonalist (the winner at Belmont ) had sat out both the Derby and the Preakness. Talk about fresh legs!
June 11 at 00:36 EST .

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   Surfhut posted on Gardening & Landscaping  My teeny little apartment garden is doing great! I have baby tomatoes and English cucumbers. Am harvesting basil, lemon thyme, rosemary, oregano, lettuce. Zinnias, Cosmos, nasturtiums and zucchini are growing fast. With such a small space, my plan is to plant only what I can eat or put in a vase.

The only exception is the black elephant ear. Didn't know if I could bring it inside and keep it alive over winter. That beauty did just find and is now back outside and flourishing by my front door.

My next door neighbor also has a neglected apartment garden bed outside her patio. She knows zero about plants and asked if I could help her. So, she is paying for the soil amendments & plants. I'll help her tear out the old stuff, amend the soil, plant the new goodies, and teach her all along the way. I'm buying veggies to plant in her garden that I don't have room for in mine, and we'll share the bounty. This is going to be fun!
May 25 at 08:48 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Surfie, you are such a sweetie for helping your neighbor. Pictures, please when you get done.
May 28 at 19:10 EST .

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   Surfhut posted on Veterans' Page & Militaria  EC posted this on a blog some of us are members of. Get your tissues out. Thank you, vets, from a grateful and free woman.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yP9jpPA51cs
May 25 at 08:08 EST .

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   Balogreene  Surf, whoever, this was posted a long time ago, I waited til D-Day to watch it. A story from my past. I was working at a building at Battery Park in NYC on the day the troops from the first Gulf War were given a ticker tape parade up Broadway. The building was a staging for the celebrities who led off the parade. I stood next to Charles Durning for a moment. He was a mountain of a man. I did not know his story. I just know we smiled at each other and said we were glad the kids had made it home. Then he led off the parade.
June 7 at 00:08 EST .

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   Surfhut posted on Main Page The Lobby  Prayers for our Magdalene on the Faith Wall.
May 18 at 11:38 EST .

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   Gram77  Prayers from Gram.
May 18 at 15:17 EST .

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   Rake King  Prayers for mags, another of those wonderful Okies.
May 18 at 17:02 EST .

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   Surfhut posted on Faith  Our dear Magdalene is having surgery tomorrow. Bilateral mastectomy. Chemo will follow. She and I became friends via Lucianne and have become friends in the real world since I moved back to OKC. She is a wonderful woman. Please keep her and her husband in your prayers. Here she is!
   May 18 at 11:34 EST .

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   Surfhut  Mags is the one in the hat. Love you Mags!
May 18 at 11:41 EST .

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   Phooey  Mags, to quote you: "We can beat this enemy." Yes we will!
Because to Him we will pray.

JEHOVAH RAPHA –
May 18 at 14:46 EST .

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   HopeandGlory  Prayers going up for tomorrow Mags . . . God be with you.
May 18 at 18:37 EST .

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   NotaBene  Prayers for Magdalene. May God bless you and guide you during your recovery.

Thank you Surfhut for posting this.
May 19 at 01:36 EST .

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   Gerty  Prayers and a vigil candle all day for you, MissMagdalene!
May 19 at 07:14 EST .

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   Ynaught  Add my prayers for Mags!
May 19 at 17:17 EST .

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   Magdalene  Twelve hours ago I had surgery, and now I'm sitting up typing on my iPad. It could not have gone better, for which I credit the prayers of loving friends like all of you. I have been lifted up and carried through it.
Jehovah Rapha indeed.
Here is my verse:
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NIV
[16] Rejoice always, [17] pray continually, [18] give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
Give thanks in ALL circumstances. ALL.
So I give thanks for this circumstance, even though it is not what I wanted. It has already yielded great blessings.
Thank you all.
May 19 at 22:30 EST .

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   Surfhut  Watching you walk through this has yielded great blessings upon me. I've witnessed your faith, strength, joy in life, sense of humor. God has used this to bless me and teach me in ways I can't even put into words. Thank you, dear friend.

By the way, this site where people from all over the place become friends and truly love one another even though most of us have not met in person ... astonishing! Thank you Lord, Lucianne and Joshua Goldberg.
May 20 at 19:43 EST .

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   Wrightwinger  Best wishes for a speedy recovery and only good reports!
May 20 at 21:05 EST .

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   Straitpath  You are such good people. A joy knowing you.
May 20 at 22:44 EST .

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   Surfhut posted on Recipes  Bird, I just spent about an hour exploring the Proud Italian Cook that you linked to. What a find! I don't have a tart pan but am buying one as a Mother's Day present to myself. I'm making that tart this weekend and will let you know how it turns out. Another recipe for next week is Caprese Style Portobellos. One of my life's little pleasures is making healthy, tasty food that will provide leftovers for lunch at work.

After getting my "must do" weekend chores done this morning, I'll be working from home most of the weekend. That tart will be perfect to nibble on. Thanks, Bird.
May 10 at 09:27 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Is her site the one where you take roasted veggies(eggplant ) and uses as a"crust" for a cheese and veggie "pie"? I thought Hagar was going to salivate all over the computer. He is not overly crazy for eggplant unless it is Rosa Bianca(very mild, white flesh, purple outside )so he thought thin slivers of zucchini would be a good substitute. She uses a veg peeler to thinly strip squash, uses them raw in marinated salads too. I wish I was her neighbor, except for the fact she lives in IL.
May 10 at 09:46 EST .

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   Surfhut  That is the site, Bird. I saw that recipe for the eggplant crust and saved it. Didn't get the tart done yesterday. The apartment above me had some plumbing problems and my kitchen flooded. Totally changed the whole weekend game plan!
May 11 at 21:10 EST .

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   Surfhut posted on Sports  Thunder's very own Kevin Durant won the MVP award today. Even the formidable LeBron said he deserved to win. Around here, KD is known as a genuinely good and decent young man. I'll be shocked if we hear of him doing something sleazy. His momma raised him right and will open a can of whoopazz if he ever lets it get to his head. Here's KD and his momma.
   May 6 at 20:05 EST .

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