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Good morning everyone. Nothing new to report, other than I'm still trying to fight a bad case of the "I don't give a care" syndrome! I really think it’s a combo of school ending this week and finally graduating, nicer weather, and the countdown to vacation. But I will press ahead.

So, any of you have experience with the iPad Mini? I’m thinking of getting one with some gift cards I have received. I have a Kindle Fire and like it, but my kids use it more than I do. I’ve also noticed the app store is somewhat limited. I like the size of the iPad Mini, but I wonder if I would regret not buying a full size one. I had a first generation, smaller Kindle Fire and enjoyed it. Then, I bought the bigger 8.9 inch screen and found I actually don’t enjoy reading on the bigger screen as much as I thought I would. My kids enjoy it for playing games, so it receives a lot of use. But, anyone have experience with either size iPad and have any recommendations?
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A boneless/skinless chicken breast baked in a foil packet, "stinky green beans" (canned green beans cooked with a little butter, a dab of mustard, and a splash of Worcestershire sauce), and a packet of instant mac 'n' cheese. It was so-so. I'm not much of a cook, I'm afraid, especially when improvising for one. (Mr. was running a film show last night.)

I should have gotten the Chinese food.
Doesn't sound too bad.

What films did Mr. run last night?
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Good Tuesday morning, my Christmas friends!

I survived (barely!) forgetting to pickup the kids at school yesterday.

I spent the afternoon cleaning up the city hall for an expected crowd for our council meeting. An assisted-living retirement community is about to start construction in Bellville. It's a big deal, millions of dollars being spent, and the whole county is looking at Bellville right now. The meeting went well.

I can see the jealousy in the eyes of the officials from the other towns in the county. It's a BIG city-tax revenue generator...but Bellville doesn't have city taxes. It's a point of honor that we don't tax our citizens based on their property values. We just charge $25/month for water and trash pickup, and we have fund-raisers to pay for other needs.

So the new business coming into town won't have a direct financial benefit for Bellville, but they plan to employ 100 people, so the other businesses in town should do better.

I love it when a plan comes together!

I hope y'all have a great day!
No property taxes sound great. I wish some other local governments would follow your example. You need to run for a higher office.
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HmG, how's ur Dad?

Good morning y'all!! It's beautiful & the sun is shining, I just hope it lasts a bit!
I'm way behind on some things here @ home so I will probably spend my day catching up.
hope all is well w/ everyone!
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Good Morning MMC!!!!! It's going to be a warm day here with a high in the mid 70's. I'm feeling better today but my sides and back are still killing me from all of the coughing over the last couple of days. I have some work to get done though so I can't let that keep me down. I hope everyone is having a GREAT DAY!!!!!!!!!!!
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We had our last regular season high school baseball game last night. I don't see us qualifying for state playoffs so we're probably done for the year. Ethan had a good year and has a good chance to make all conference. He will be a senior next year. I already get a lump in my throat just thinking about it.

We continue to have great temps here but a lot of over this past weekend. It was a refreshing 40 degrees when I left for work today. All good things must end though as it is forecast to get to 75 by Thursday.

Have a blessed day everyone.
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Just took Chico to the vet yesterday for a check up then last night my cat is showing signs of a bladder infection so off to the vet again! I cannot put that off for another day. He just got over one a couple of months ago.

No time to read any more post, going to get out of here and get to the vet as soon as he opens.

Have a Merry Day my Christmas Friends!

Praying for your kitty.
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I'm told that a dog house is too good for me. She did offer to drop me off behind Bernie's store so I could sleep in a cardboard box.

I thought that was pretty generous of her, considering the steam coming out of her ears.


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Originally Posted by snowflake22 View Post
I can't believe that I don't remember it at all... :/

Kinda scary!!
They didn't mention that suitcase full of money you left behind too!!!!!
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No property taxes sound great. I wish some other local governments would follow your example. You need to run for a higher office.


I second that motion!!!!
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