Okay, STEVE, Thanks, I'll try to get the others...Nice Link!xo
I sure hope everyone is OKAY this morning...Rain here in Berkeley County...Good Night Everyone.... Hope You Have A Good Day ! xox
Good Morning everyone. Wet and cold here too. Off to coffee and dog treats.
(I COULD NOT GET ON YESTERDAY--TRIED & TRIED)---!!!GOOD MORNING EAGLE BUDDIES!!!!----"HI GRANNY!!---WE HAVE A NEW PRESIDENT"---grand daughter---(age 4)--called me about 7:00 am yesterday!---she had gone with her parents to vote!!!---LONG DAY--5:30---9:30!!---But we had a steady stream of voters!---so day went fast!!!----Agree with everyone else---THANK GOODNESS---IT'S OVER!!
GOOD NIGHT MAGPIE!!----MORNIN' GLO!----We have had such wonderful weather--expecting another GORGEOUS DAY!!!----temps to rise to 70s---- temp now 47°---Trees are glowing now!!----here in the WV HILLS!!----"HOME OF OUR MAGNIFICENT EAGLES----BELLE & LIBERTY"!!!!--GIVE THANKS FOR THIS WONDERFUL WORLD WE LIVE IN!!!----LIFE IS GOOD!!---STEVEN---"LIVE" is GOOD TOO!!!
Norma, do you turn your computer off each day or reboot. If not you should. Might help some of your problems.
"CC" CUB is sleeping & stretching at the same time!!---Who wouldn't love to hold that snuggle bear!!!--
MORNIN' RED!!---Not always!!---I will start doing that!!---I was so frustrated yesterday---could not get into the blog!!!----Thanks---will make sure I do!!----
Morning everyone. Lots of noise in ME, but no feathers in sight.Beautiful day here in western PA. I am off to Pittsburgh to see my cousin in Mamma Mia! this afternoon. Will look out for the resident peregrines near the Tower of Learning.Happy Eagle watching day to you all, will check in tomorrow.Lynne
Not all software clears memory when it gets closed and the only way to clear memory is to turn off power. Rebooting will clear some of it but power should be turned off at least every couple of days. I was a computer technician for most of my adult life so I know how they work.
Has DEB departed on her weekend journey??----I so envy her!!---she goes to all these interesting "cool" places!!----Wish I was about a 100 years younger!!---ho!!
Good Morning EveryoneNorma so so glad to have you BACK!!!!!!!Just checked and would you believe their are NO NOT A (1) one donkey??? Did you take them Norma?
Red, maybe you can tell me why I can't read my bank statement online? It says I need Adobe to read it, and I do have adobe, but it won't open statement??? I guess I need to read my Computer for Dummies book. :)
MORNING GRANNYBLT!!---WOW! That will be so exciting!!---Is that at the BENENDUM theater?---Must tell us about it when you get home!!
Good Morning, Norma, Granny and Dana.Norma, my puter was soooo slooow this morning, so, I shut down the whole works then started all over again...works like a charm now. I have had to do that every day this week. Ours is not to wonder why.
Granny, I am originally from Brownsville, Pa...36 miles from Pittsburgh. Are you familiar with that town?
RED!---I didn't know that!---Now I will be less confident to ask you a question!!---(ho)--I used a computer several years before I retired!---Any thing wrong--- a tech person would be there from the state!!---so never did learn how the machine works!!---I am a DUMB!!! DUMB!!!
MORNIN' WANDA & DANA!!----No DANA----I haven't checked this am!---But there haven't been many there all week!!!
Good morning everyone. Normabyrd, I am so glad to see that you survived election day! :)
RED!---Bet you were a popular person in every office!!!---I used to buy candy for my tech person!--ho!
MORNIN' BLUEFIELD SHARON!!---Have you every worked at the polls?---Went smoothly this year---at our precinct----Early voting helps!!
NORMA, we need MORE INTELLIGENT people like you, working at the polls. I have seen some real confused people working there. I think they get overwhelmed with so many people standing in line.
Norma, I have never worked at the polls!
Wanda, If Adobe is required and you have the correct version then you should talk to your bank people. Quiet often the problem is on the other end.
WANDA---I am still laughing!!---ho!If you can count!!---You can work!----ho!-----I enjoy working---
DANA!!---There is ONE (1) DONKEY now!!---waiting to be fed!!!
Thanks Red, I think your right about problems on the Banks end. I tried to pay some bills online the other day and the site was "Unavailable at this time". They do seem to have problems.
I think (II) is showing the 'LITTLE PRINCE' checking out his estate!!---He is still the COOLEST PANDA!!!---RIGHT SISSY!!!
"CC" CUB has turned around & seems to be suffering from 'restless leg syndrome'!!---LITTLE IMP!!!!
Beautiful in ME!---Nothing happening!!
Nothing moving at the PA site!!--They must be aware TURKEY SEASON is in!!!
NORMA YOU ARE MY BREATH OF FRESH AIR.... ( : ( :
Good Morning to Each & Everyone of You Eagle BuddiesWe were all thinking of you yesterday, Norma. We knew you were enjoying every minute of your well spent time.Over in your emails, Margy has sent out a whooper of of pic of our PAturkeys.
Wanda, I think Red has given you good advice about your problem with the reading the Bank statement.....Call or email them for an answer.
Good Cloudy Morning! At least that is what it is here!Didn't see any eagles here or at ME. I like that they have the popup separate cam---I can leave it on but just minimize.Wanda, I viewed the Conservation info on Steve's message & it told me there was a NEW version of Adobe which I dwnlded. I think if your Adobe wouldn't open, it would have told you to upgrade. New one is A 9, but my A 8 opened ok & could be used.BTW, altho I won't attend, the Cons. list of events shows several times and places but NOT the dates. DUH
Check out BWO for 2 beautiful eagles.I'm glad you all (Well I mean Red, Wanda & Margy) got to see our nest visitors this early am!
Norma, glad you survived Election Day!! I'm glad it's over too----tired of all those TV ads!
Last evening & again today the BWO cam must have condensation on the lens - but there have been some very eerie pics.
Hi Loretta - Maybe if you open the main page for NCTC it usually lists event dates. I hadn't checked it out yet.Like you I am sooooooo happy not tohave all the political ads anymore.
Hi, everyone, we made it to Chamberlain and it is just misting a little. Hard to believe the interstate is closed about 70 miles from here. I am off to explore before the snow hits.
I need to get a start on things around here! BBL
The motel was nice and let us check in early. My sister is asleep, she worked all night. I'll check in later.
Whoops! Didn't expect to hear from you so soon Deb! Stay out of those snow banks, gal! Enjoy your trip!now I'll BBL
LONG POST FROM ATLANTA......Thursday, November 6Lun Lun and the cub are doing just great. The cub weighed 3,118 grams yesterday. 3,118 grams of super cute Since all is well with these two, I thought I would use this update to brag a little about Zoo Atlanta’s first baby panda, Mei Lan. This year we set some big goals for her to learn many new behaviors through training. She learned to shift from area to area last year as well as the come command. This year we wanted to work with her to learn: 1) target (placing her nose on a given target); 2) eye and ear (present her eyes and ears to the mesh for examination); 3) paws up and down (present the pads of her paws at the mesh and then placing her paws back on the ground);4) open mouth; 5) down (laying on her belly); 6) up (presenting her chest to we can see her chest and abdomen);and 7) blood draw (voluntarily placing her forelimb into a PVC sleeve so that we can collect a blood sample). She quickly learned target and the paws up and paws down behaviors. The down and up commands both seemed to follow shortly after, though they need a little more fine tuning as she sometimes lies down sideways against the bars or only stands up halfway. The eye and ear behaviors are slowly coming along. She is making small steps in the right directions. Open mouth seemed a little more challenging for her, but I am happy to report that last night she had a breakthrough and is now opening her mouth for short periods of time when asked. The blood draw behavior is also making great progress. She already places her forelimb into the sleeve correctly. This behavior has a few more steps for her to learn, but I would say she is about halfway there. Her progress with all these behaviors just reminds us all just how smart our first cub is!All training with the giant pandas is conducted through a barrier, because we do not go into the same enclosure with the adults or Mei Lan. Positive reinforcement is used to train behaviors. Basically, when the animal performs the correct response to a command, he or she receives a reward which is usually food. If the animal doesn’t perform the correct response, it does not receive a reward. Participation in training is voluntary for the animal. The animal can refuse to participate at any time and simply walk away from the trainer. Usually, the pandas are eager to train and rarely choose to leave a training session.Kate RocaCarnivore Keeper II
**GOOD MORNING, ALL**I think it's a 4-year-old on the BWO nest now.ZZ and Bai yun are in the caged area on camera as the keepers clean up the enclosure.C(°ٿ°)DJim
MORNIN' JO & HELEN!!----I just turned off my computer & now I'm signing back on!!----HEY RED!----So far---so good!!!----ho!
Good morning! Glad to see all of you fowl friends. Norma, are you all rested from your long day? BEt you were bored yesterday w/o being able to chat w/ us. Red gave some great advice to all of us computer users...I, too, suggest that Wanda make sure she has the latest version of Adobe. Deb, still hearing blizzard warnings for SD....hope it misses you!Well, no leaves today...rained really hard this am, and I know better than to be dragging extension cords around on wet ground! Plus leaves don't blow well when wet! So guess I'll clean house today instead.
Oh oh...blogger cop is awake!
2 BUSHY TAIL SQUIRRELS at the PA site!!-----
Hello:) If you click on Steve's link to film festival and click on 2008 festival program- it has the schedule with dates, times and locations. The dates are in color strips along the film listings.
UPDATE ON MASON.............THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 06, 2008 08:26 AM, CST Hi everybody, updating from S'Town for Paoli. Syl went back to Bryn Mawr after election celebration. Mason starts his drug trials today. (I think there was a lot of drug trials in the '70s), this is different. He has an infection in his lung, so they put a 1 foot long "picc line" in his shoulder to deliver all of his medications more effeciently. I had that for pain meds after shoulder surgery, I had Sylvia take it out, we didn't know how long it was, she kept pulling and pulling and pulling. Happy election!
MORNIN'!!! NATURENUT---HEDGIE---DEB---FLORAL GIRL & MOVIN' JIM!!!
Little "ZZ" is an ADORABLE LITTLE SQUIRT!!--she is into everything!! JIM!!---Could watch her all day!!---up & down the tree!!!
MEGAN!!---Are you taking a break? or is it time "to cut the greens"?
Looks like SNOW at PA site----or am I seeing things!!!
I think you are seeing things Norma.
probably leaves, Norma, this is their forcastRest of TodaySunny. Highs in the upper 60s. North winds around 5 mph.
Manatee Cam is back online in Tampa for its seasonMANATEE CAM
Hello all you beautiful people. Been trying to stay on task today, watching this bear is a full time job, I tell ya!!
Thanks for the manatee cam Helen. I needed another cam in my life!!!!
I hear eagles in Maine but don't see em.
Hi, Sissy! Checking in between vacuuming and scrubbing! Gloomy here and raining again, but not cold. How's weather down your way?Are you getting a WowWee Panda?????
Sissy, was your trip to Ripley for a family gathering or was there a fall fest going on? Glad you had some more fun time!! Are you going to Charlottesville w/ Sharon?
We went to Ripley to a spiritual retreat We go twice a year, it is absolutely fabulous.
I am gonna ask Santa for a Wow Wee Panda!!
It is 67 degrees and beautiful here. I think it is gonna change soon though, supposed to get cold!! BOOHOO. This great weather has spoiled us. Reckon this is Indian Summer, huh?
We are leaving for Charlottesville Tuesday. Yeah, I have to go, couldn't stand it when I didn't go when she was sick with her liver abscess.
2 eagles in Maine!
Retreat sounds like something we all could use!!Hope Santa is good to you!!Yeah, I'm afraid that these temps will be short-lived.Glad you are going w/ Sharon. Have they given any indication of how long they will keep her??
Sissy, I wonder if you and Lolly went to the same kid of Retreat? What do you do there?I think you should ask Santa to give you a trip to Altanta for Christmas ;)
Sorry...Kind of Retreat.
There's nothing worse than having someone you love in the hospital and you cannot be with them!
Sissy...you know Sharon will have the love and prayers of all the Eagle Momsters with her...not to worry about a thing. We will pray for peace and patience for you!
EMPTY NEST ALERT!!!
Sorry, just wanted to see if anyone was awake. I am all alone on here, talking to myself.
Wanda you are not alone!! I am here, watching the Maine eagles.
I'm glad you are there Sissy. Sometimes I feel as if I am on the wrong page. :)
Tai is on his way inside:)
I'm still checking in, Wanda!! BTW...you've got mail.
Both eagles in nest!!!
EAGLE ALERT OUR NEST!!
Both of em!!
LOOK EVERYONE!! BELLE AND LIB ARE HERE!
Hi Megan! Thought I was alone.
Now one on the edge.
Hello- now just one eagle..
Lib is still there.
Luney is awake
Oh boy, I'm up just in time to see some feet !
Beautiful Primo at Feeding Bin...
And some Heaven in Pix Pa ...
Sorry, invisible Primo now...
Lady at Moose Watch filling the feed bin.....
MEverything I say disappears on the next refresh...I'm gonna stop doing this. Remember to find some RED for Friday....Your Eagle Beads Count!TTFN xo
But now the Moose is eating so maybe he will be there for a few minutes...
And I'm already taken. lol
RED Good One! And it sounds like MRS. RED is ONE LUCKY GAL !!
She might disagree. lol
Hey, Red, won't the issus share??? LOL!Missed our eagles and can only see a little part of Primo!!
Duh...hit refresh and there's Primo in all his lazy glory!!!
I'll bet Primo could be dangerous if he wanted to be.
I'm sure he could, Red!! They are so huge!! Saw one on the side of the road in upstate New York once...he looked every bit of 7 ft. tall!
Cams tend to distort size perspective, so hard to judge how big things really are.
Height at the shoulders generally ranges between 6 ½-7 ½ feet (over 2 metres).They can weigh 1200 to 1500 lbs.
Big Boys. lol
Bunch of leaves at the Snowman Cam - the turkeys would love to make a mess out of that !
I'd hate to hit a moose with my car :)
Margy, I mowed my yard yesterday, mulching up most of the leaves. Today, just 24 hours later you cannot tell I touched them. Leaves are really falling today.
Speaking of turkeys...Gene just brought my Thanksgiving turkey home. A 25 pounder for 37cents a pound.
How do you make th "cents" symbol?
Cannot make it on PC keyboard.
Red, we cannot see our driveway for the leaves. It is a loosing battle until the last leaf falls.Dustin is coming tomorrow for the weekend. Hope it doesn't rain so he can mow the grass and leaves. We only have an acre, but a lot of obstacles.
There's lots of special characters you can make using the ALT key and number pad ie; ◙♀♂☼♀z♪ But not the cent character.
Red, I blew leaves on Monday for the third time....yesterday everything was completely covered again...can't even see the driveway! Rain this morning. So tomorrow I start all over again!
Oh, by the way, Red, I finally got Adobe installed properly and was able to read my bank statement. I don't know what happened. I was always able to see statement before, but suddenly did not have ADOBE?? It's all good now!
Wonder why...wasn't there a cent key on a standard typewriter? Been so long since I used one, not sure anymore!!!
Well, that doesn't make any "cents" at all!
Hooray for Wanda!! Did it update to the newest version?
Yesm there was, Lynn.
I believe the typewriter keyboard was the same as PC keyboard. I don't remember the cent symbol there either.
Yes it did, Lynn...I'm a happy camper now :)
I think the Cents key is obsolete 'cause nothing costs that little anymore. Wanda I loved your EMPTY NEST ALERT from earlier... Enjoy your time with the grandson, don't let him Hog the Mouse ! RED - maybe you ought to just throw in the towel and go out and play in the leaves you could make trails and play "Fox and Geese" with Mrs. Red. Got to get ready for work now, you all have a GREAT EVENING xo
¢ Hey I found it. Hold down the Alt key and punch 155 on the keypad. Numbers at top don't work.
Seems like I remember typing a c, hitting backspace and putting in a slash mark / to make the cent symbol.
¢.....CAN'T REALLY SEE IThold down alt and on the number keypad (not the top row number) type in 0162 (alt+0162) ¢¢¢
The degree mark is alt - 2 4 8.°
Good evening everyone. I just busted up right in the middle of this conversation.
BTW - before I forget, got some early morning ISS views coming up, including one VERY BRIGHT on the morning of Nov 8 around 6:06 in the morning...
NCTC is not playnig well with friends right now....Wah !
Hey, Mits...big news from NZ about changes/renovations, etc. Guess you have inside information???!!!! Trams, parking garage, underground parking, new infrastructures....it's only going to take 15 years!!!!
That's a good one, Margy...yo are right, not much available under a dollar!!Have a good shift...12 hrs??
only if the people who live in the neighborhood allow it....know they don't want overhead trams like at amusement parks
Hey you gals and guy are so smart to figure that keyboard stuff out!! Now I won't have to type "degrees"!
LMBO Margy. You are right...not much for ¢ now!
List of special charactersCharacters
Suz taught me how to do the degree symbol and the cents symbol, but I forgot th cents one. THANK YOU RED! You too HELEN.
How do you feel about the renovations, Helen?
waiting for eagles to visit ♥
defintely need more parking, but don't want them to do too many changes, most of the buildings are historical.....it is a beautiful zoo, but needs to be more user friendly for disabled people...JMHO ☺
How neat, Red. Thanks!! Forwarded it on to a friend is from Peru....don't know whether she types her family/friends in Spanish or English, but all the things needed for Sp. are there!!
guy on snowman cam
Yes, Helen...they were talking about all of the walks being uphill and even how hard it is to push a stroller all day, let alone a wheelchair!
what channel was it on, Lynn?
he was filling the bird feeders
off to laundry room...bet eagles come in then
Wow - Love the Heart MITS - Thanks RED for the cool list!Yes, Hedgie, 12 hours, and off I go... RED -by the way, that would be RED FOX and Geese....Out the door, one last loving look at the nest....xox
Hi again, everyone. It is snowing like crazy here now, but it just started about a half hour ago. The wind is about 40 mph. There are reports of 38" of snow in Deadwood, 6-8' drifts, but it is slowing down out west.
all the ALT characters don't work. At least on mine they don't. Seems like any with a 4 in them fail. Not sure of the cause.
wow...Deb....been looking on weather sites and reading about it....stay safe!
Ch. 9, Mits.
thanks...I'll check it out
Deb, one place they said 10' drifts!! Wow...winter is truly there! Please keep it!
I'm sure they'll repeat the report on the 6 o'clock show, Mits!
We will, it isn't bad here yet, but sometime in the night it will get worse. I heard there were some 20' drifts on the Pine Ridge Reservation, but not sure if it is true. It was on the news, but I will wait for pcitures.
Time for dinner....Marie's potpie on the menu!
I'm having Kielbasa and sourkraut tonight. One of Paula's favorites.
good for Barney (Bush Dog) he bit a reporter.....the idiot reached down to pet him with a bunch of papers in his hand....dog probably thought he was going to get smacked....or he just knows the press is scum....JMHO:).as a young child I was taught how to approach a dog...you let them sniff, then you go under its chin, not approach from above
That's the right way, Helen...good for Barney!!! Sic 'em, boy!
The reporter will probably try to sue the prez now!!!!
roflmbo....that is exactly what a friend said when I sent her the video:)
Time for a short panda nap before Jeopardy. BBL.
I also think Barney is getting up there and is probably not wanting to be around a lot of people. He was over to the side when both reporters approached him...he was minding his own business.
They just closed the interstate, I90, from Mitchell to the Wyoming border. It isn't that bad yet, but they don't want to spend the night rescuing stranded motorist like they had to yesterday. They are being proactive tonight. Mitchell is 80 miles from the Minnesota border.
Deb, are you in danger of getting stranded where you are?
I don't remember where Deb is, but I just read this report:RAPID CITY, S.D. – A wintry blast of punishing wind and more than 3 feet of snow in places pummeled the Northern Plains on Thursday, knocking out power to thousands and forcing highways to close. As much as 40 inches of snow fell in higher elevations of western South Dakota's Black Hills as the early season blizzard caused havoc. Drifts as deep as 6 feet covered roads in Spearfish."It's a raging blizzard out there," said Jeff Schild, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Rapid City.Weather problems halted or disrupted traffic on Interstates 80, 90 and 94 in the Dakotas, Nebraska and Wyoming.In Rapid City, a wind gust of 78 mph was measured late Wednesday, and gusts of 60 mph were still being reported Thursday morning.The snow came down — sideways might be a better description — at a rate of 3 inches an hour overnight. It slacked off to 1 to 2 inches per hour late Thursday morning, Schild said.STAY SAFE DEB!
At least until tomorrow around noon. That is why we left early, I wanted to be stranded closer to Rapid City. It is supposed to be upper 30's tomorrow and then in the 40's for the weekend. Rapid City only got about 10" of snow, so it will melt fast.
Deb should have gotten that snow mobile like you said earlier Wanda.That is some deep snow out there!Stay safe & use your common sense, Deb! We're counting on you to come home safe!
Wanda, where I am is only supposed to get 6" of snow. It is the wind that is so bad, that is why they are closing the intestate. When you can't see, you usually end up in the ditch!
I won't do anything dumb, Jo. It is only 200 miles to Rapid from here, so slow and easy is on store for the drive.
ONLY 10 INCHES OF SNOW! LOL Martisburg would be at a stand still for 3 days with that much snow!
Deb, you sound excited..I think you are a gutsy lady ;)
10" beats Deadwood and Lead with over 40". Rapid is like Denver, it might snow a lot, but it doesn't stay around long.
No, I am a wimp, but I knew it was supposed to clear up fast, so I thought we should get half way before the snow hit. If it weren't supposed to warm up, I would have stayed home.
We are going to dinner, bbl.
DEB!---Just saw the snow in SD on news!----2 ft. with 60 mile winds!!Pray WIND slows down & roads are plowed----HAVE FUN!!----
DEB!--Remember!!!!--YOU GOT SPUNK!!ho!
Norma - WandaOh for "youth" again!!!You're right Norma - Deb has spunk!She is a Spunky Lady !!
DECEMBER 6, 2008 Ryan should be in Savannah GA no later than this date! WHOO HOO !
Great news, Jo!!!! Yippee!!!
Susan just got his call today.She and the rest of us are very veryexcited about this! That is less then a month away you know!!! lol
☺..wonderful news, Jo
Lun Lun is cuddling our handsome happy boy!
Yepper Mits - great news.
Luney doesn't really fit too wellunder Lun Lun's chin anymore! lol
WOW! Lun Lun just up & left him!Must be bamboo time.......
I'll be back later........
I have missed Paula ... ?
HOORAY FOR SGT. RYAN!
I don't think she has been on today?
No she hasn't - I just checked out this thread...
Call Margy, she'll look for her :)
Jo, I am so happy for you and your family! How exciting for you!
Thank you Deb! I am so glad you took your laptop with you!! How deep is it now?
I have posted a photo of the gifts that were given to me and Gene at the Open House dinner, for those of you that didn't get a chance to see them. Everything is sooo beautiful! Take a look on my "Just for Fun" blog.
Jo, will he have to go back?
ok Send out Margy!Paula's last comment that I can find is when she awoke to hear Obama making his acceptance speech. That would be Wed 12:25am.I bet she pops in here any minute now!
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