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Mon Dec 24, 2012, 04:06 PM

I think I should go to the grocery store before it closes...

what should I get?

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Reply I think I should go to the grocery store before it closes... (Original post)
littlemissmartypants Dec 2012 OP
siligut Dec 2012 #1
littlemissmartypants Dec 2012 #2
siligut Dec 2012 #4
littlemissmartypants Dec 2012 #3
siligut Dec 2012 #5
siligut Dec 2012 #6
littlemissmartypants Dec 2012 #9
siligut Dec 2012 #12
Arkansas Granny Dec 2012 #7
littlemissmartypants Dec 2012 #8
HereSince1628 Dec 2012 #10
littlemissmartypants Dec 2012 #11
siligut Dec 2012 #13
littlemissmartypants Dec 2012 #18
LWolf Dec 2012 #14
littlemissmartypants Dec 2012 #16
littlemissmartypants Dec 2012 #17
In_The_Wind Dec 2012 #15
MiddleFingerMom Dec 2012 #19
texanwitch Dec 2012 #20
littlemissmartypants Dec 2012 #21
texanwitch Dec 2012 #22
littlemissmartypants Dec 2012 #23
texanwitch Dec 2012 #24
littlemissmartypants Dec 2012 #25
texanwitch Dec 2012 #26
Angry Dragon Dec 2012 #27
littlemissmartypants Dec 2012 #28
Angry Dragon Dec 2012 #29

Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 04:10 PM

1. Sweet potatoes and white wine

Well, at least that is what I need to buy. Store closes at six, and it is just past one now.

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Response to siligut (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 04:13 PM

2. Excellent recommendations as I will be

Catmusing solo. Closes here at six also but it is 1613.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 04:18 PM

4. Yup, you have to get going soon

Since you are going it solo, maybe buy the pie pre-made and extra wine.

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Response to siligut (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 04:17 PM

3. How do I cook the wine and sweet potatoes?

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 04:19 PM

5. I am making sweet-potato pie

And the wine you just have to open, maybe mix with a little soda water.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 04:21 PM

6. I just fixed my range this morning

I wasn't sure we were going to be able to cook at home this year.

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Response to siligut (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 04:34 PM

9. What was wrong?

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #9)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 04:46 PM

12. It seems the black wire terminal wasn't screwed on hard enough when the range was installed

So over time, the terminal had cooked and finally broke off. It blew two fuses, the cord was melted and I also replaced the range receptacle.

The wires from the wall are real stiff/heavy. I am small and not very strong, as least relative to Mr. gut. Now Mr. gut can write you a computer program and evaluate the value of your stock portfolio, but mechanical/electrical he is not. At any rate, he helped put the wires into the receptacle and he switched the neutral with the black wires. So the oven was heating, but not fully. I checked with the multimeter and discovered the error this morning.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 04:24 PM

7. Sounds like a good idea. It usually doesn't do much

good to go after they close. It's generally not a productive trip.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 04:33 PM

8. I don't really need to go but I know nothing will be open here

tomorrow and I might want something. Maybe.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 04:36 PM

10. Well, you could ask for today's deposit

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 04:39 PM

11. I am going to just go and wander the rows and wish folks a Merry Christmas

and then at quarter till get in line... with....

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #11)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 04:50 PM

13. I wish you were here

People in my market are grumpy and in a rush, no Merry Christmases from them.

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Response to siligut (Reply #13)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 06:45 PM

18. ...

Merry Christmas.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 05:27 PM

14. Take crampons.

I went in earlier today; I needed two things: the eggnog I'm asked to bring to the family gathering tomorrow and some velcro.

There were no parking places; I circled for 15 minutes before I found one spot at the farthest across the lot from the door.

The worst part was getting TO the door; there were cars everywhere, and I was mincing carefully along, slipping and sliding every few tiny steps. The ice went all the way to the door. One employee was at the doors trying to bust up the ice.

Inside, I had to make large detours to find my way to the 2 places I needed to get to; the aisles were packed.

Finally, I had to negotiate the traffic and ice to make it back to the parking place.

Whatever you get, I hope it's worth it.

I'd suggest something good to go IN the eggnog, except that they don't sell that kind of stuff at grocery stores in my state.

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Response to LWolf (Reply #14)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 06:31 PM

16. Some people were a little grumpy but the weather here is

63 real feel 62, 5-11 mph wind. But by next Sunday 40's in the day and 30's at night.

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Response to LWolf (Reply #14)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 06:44 PM

17. Risk of tornadoes in two days.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 05:28 PM

15. Milk.

That's always a safe thing to bring home around here.
Our little bakery outlet closed at noon today.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 07:39 PM

19. I remember checking towns North and South of our location on Christmas Day in the 80's...

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... in Southern Connecticut. Took two hours to find a little indy convenience store
run by a Jewish couple. It was PACKED!!!!
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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 09:00 PM

20. I got everything but the milk, forgot to get it before leaving.

I can pick some up at CVS tomorrow if necessary.

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Response to texanwitch (Reply #20)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 09:04 PM

21. We don't have one of those.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #21)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 09:11 PM

22. It is 24 hour type, open now.

There is a 24 hour Walgreens also.

The Krogers near the house will be closed tomorrow.

The CVS as eggs and bread also.

I was going to pick up the milk the last thing.

I will take a nice walk tomorrow and pick up a gallon.

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Response to texanwitch (Reply #22)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 09:27 PM

23. Closest Walgreens is about 17 miles

north of us. We do have a drug store that still makes fresh orangeade and lemonade that has been here forever.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #23)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 09:31 PM

24. There has to be 4 or 5 Walgreens 5 miles or less from my house.

Only one CVS.

We have tons of grocery stores close by, to many.

We are inner city townhouse hell.

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Response to texanwitch (Reply #24)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 09:38 PM

25. Sounds like a movie title:

inner city townhouse hell

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #25)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 10:01 PM

26. It is a horror movie.

A little neighborhood of single family houses now full of multi story townhouses.

Very little parking except for the streets which are narrow.

I do miss the old single family houses.

There was no planning, just buy up lots and build as many townhouses you can.

No zoning.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 10:07 PM

27. mistletoe and alcohol ........

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #27)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 10:10 PM

28. I really like your sig. line

and around here we don't buy mistletoe. It gets shot out of trees. Peace. LMSP

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #28)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 10:12 PM

29. dd[]de';[ .............. Sally typing

Thank you



You have a Merry Christmas

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