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I’m back from a morning of picking up trash. I picked Carolina Forest Boulevard from River Oaks to Village Center Drive and then all of Village Center Drive. I picked seven bags of trash in three hours and I think I picked 100 empty cans of beer and mini alcohol bottles. I’m not sure why peo…

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As I write my column, we are finally having a sunny day after a week of rain. The homeowners who have overseeded their lawns have beautiful green yards with all this rain. A few of my bulbs are in bloom, so I hope spring isn’t far behind. Some scientists say climate change could be the reaso…

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I don’t know about you, but I’m so sick of all the rain. The weather forecasters said that January was just slightly over the average, but I don’t remember so many rainy days since we moved here eight-plus years ago. I’m dying to get out and weed my gardens, but it just never seems to dry ou…

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It seems like more of my friends and relatives are starting to get call backs for the COVID vaccine. That makes me very happy. I truly believe we can control of this if we can get everyone vaccinated. It doesn’t mean that people won’t get the virus. But if they do, it will hopefully be a muc…

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On Saturday, the board attempted to hold a Zoom annual meeting. However, due to the fact that just 33% of proxies were returned — you need 51% to have a quorum — it ended up not being a legal meeting. 

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By the time this column is out, we will have a new president in Joseph Biden along with a new vice president, Kamala Harris. I hope this will mean a change for the good in the direction we are heading. The last four years for me have been four years of lies and bullying and I’m really tired …

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As I write my column, we have just elected a new President of the United States. My hope is that President Biden can bring this country back together, strengthen our bonds with our allies all over the world and get this pandemic under control until a vaccine is available.

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It is Nov. 1 as I write my column. How this year has flown by. We had about 50 trick-or-treaters last night. Norm wore his mask to pass out candy and pencils. It was probably a good night to let kids be kids and some adults be kids.

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I love this time of year with the warm days and cool nights. Spent this morning working in the yard cleaning up plantings and cleaning up the garage.

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Finally sitting down to write my column after a busy community yard sale day. I don’t think it was as busy as our spring yard sale, but since we were the first yard sale this spring after the pandemic, I think there was a lot of pent-up demand.

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Everybody is trying to decide what to do about Halloween this year with the pandemic, and I for one, am not sure what I will do. Since you can be a carrier without knowing, it is a little scary as to who has touched the candy you would get. I think I’ll wait a few weeks to make a decision to…

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How the world changes in a week. Who would have thought that everyone would be fighting for toilet paper, paper towels and Clorox wipes at Sam’s? Who would see that everything is closing, no sports, no travel, no cruises, no college classes on campus and no school in some places? Hope everyo…

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It looks like spring may be on its way as the rain has stopped, and I hear that we will have a few days to dry out. The daffodils are up, and lots of buds are forming on the trees around the neighborhood. Norm and I walk around the neighborhood for exercise, and see that everything’s startin…

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So, the holidays are over and we are back home after two weeks in California. Enjoyed the stay but glad to be back. We had a quiet New Years’ Eve and day as we did the red eye from California. We didn’t get much sleep for a couple of days so had some catching up to do.

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As I write my column, it has been a very busy Christmas week and day. We are in California and just spent three days in Las Vegas with our son, Ben, and his fiancée, Laura. They love to play poker and Norm loves to play craps, so they really enjoyed themselves.

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As I write my column, I’m sure many of you are hitting the Black Friday sales. Since both of our children live in California, I have them do an Amazon wish list and then I order and have it shipped to California, and wrap it once we get there. That makes my shopping easier, so I’m pretty wel…

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It is Sunday evening and I just realized that I hadn’t written my column yet. Busy, busy week with the bag of books sale at the library, meetings for Fun Day and getting ready to go to California to see my granddaughters. They are now 10 months old and crawling, standing and becoming quite t…

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As I write my column, we are having another afternoon shower. I’m thinking about all of those people in the track of tropical storm, Barry, who has his heart set on flooding out some homes and lands in Louisiana. I will keep them in my prayers and be glad that we are just getting an afternoo…

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Summer is in full swing, and my garden is producing all kinds of vegetables and fruit. When we got home from California, we had piles of radishes, cucumbers, eggplants, tomatoes, cantaloupes, musk melons, green beans and yellow squash. I made some pickles and gave lots away to the neighbors.…