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By: seflagamma , 9:31 PM GMT on December 08, 2005

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MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!!
Update: 12/9/05: I am going to have a Christmas Open House Blog set up here in the very near future. It will be fun. Be sure and stop by for food and drinks and good conversation; who knows, maybe even some surprises!
Will keep you posted as to when I have it up and running!

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As soon as I can I will post some of my Wilma pictures. And I got back the picture made last week "Gamma the Elf", it is funny.

I will give this a try and hope for the best, then I have an idea I want to do next week once I am all set up. I may need to call upon some of you for help with clip art and graphics...boy am I getting brave! Look what all of you have done to me! Made me into a blogger.

To everyone, this has been great; getting to chat with everyone that comes to this website and I feel like I have met a lot of really interesting and good friends. Thanks to everyone!

Please continue to post any topic you like here, no theme going on at this time!' (I have a partial bio in the first blog if anyone interested.)

Gamma (not the little "old" lady everyone thought!)

"Hunkers, please make sure you get me home safely!!"

Love that man!


Dec 9th,
Found out yesterday that Subtropics is really going to have to leave his blog for a few months, this makes us all very sad and we will miss him a lot. He will pop in from time to time to say hello.

Also, if you look around thru all of our wonderful blogs here, we have so many interesting subjects and pictures to see. What a great site we have for this type of information and communication.
Will check back in later!
Gamma aka Patti

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104. seflagamma
10:43 PM GMT on December 12, 2005
Thank you iyou.

Everyone, I set up a new blog for us to use as this one is getting old.

Thanks again to everyone that visited!

See you on the other one!
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103. iyou
8:09 PM GMT on December 12, 2005
Beautiful photo of your granddaughter, gamma!! .-)
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102. iyou
7:54 PM GMT on December 12, 2005
Hey!!! 53F. is bikini weather up here!!! lol! My down (feathers) bikini, that is!!
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101. seflagamma
7:18 PM GMT on December 12, 2005
Hello again. code, left you a message on Hills blog, just now, been out and checked there before I checked my own blog. Thanks for the comments about the Free Bird picture! Hubby and I love Lynard Skynard, see them in concert (Hubby just went to one a few months ago with some of his friends) and listen to them all of the time.
Southern Rock...Rocks!!

Extrawarm, thanks for stopping by. going to work on this blog somemore and set up a fresher one later (I hope)


gotta go, will catch up later.
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100. extrawarm78
6:38 PM GMT on December 12, 2005
hi gamma: hope all goes well with you, its a cold one in Oregon today 32 right now, it was a freezing 22 last night burr, dont like that frosty feeling. bring on the warm front, from some warm climate.
99. code1
4:47 PM GMT on December 12, 2005
Good morning "wussy", same here. 53F in P'Cola right now and is cold! Sorry, to our northern friends. Missed your first party, with moving and all that entails. Will do better. LOL at your Freebird post, had the same on my leg years ago with Sweet Home Alabama. Thanks for the blast from the past!
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98. seflagamma
4:19 PM GMT on December 12, 2005
Call me a "wussy" if you must and you norther people can laugh, but I have on 2 sweat shirts over my long sleeve shirt! And I even put Harley's "hoodie" sweat shirt on him! He got groomed last week so his hair is really short now..hey, he's a "warm weather" dog and gets cold too!!!

It is sunny but really cool!
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97. seflagamma
4:09 PM GMT on December 12, 2005
Good Monday morning everyone. AT home today; taking it easy; eariler my system was very slow again.
Here in Broward it is very cool but very Sunny and Bright outside. Beautiful day if you wear warm cloths



Bills fan, sorry I missed you and iyou last night; after Sat night I went to bed after Survivor!

Heard it was getting even colder tomorrow. I do not do cold weather well! 40's brrrrrrrr...
I am trying to load more of my Wilma Pics and some more family pics today

May set up a new blog just so this one doesn't get so long.
Then around 15th will set up the Christmas Open House Blog.

Got some stuff to do; will be checking in and out most of the day. Have a great day!
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96. iyou
5:27 AM GMT on December 12, 2005
bills - I never considered the 'Florida born' to parents from the north perspective before - but, lol!! if you could stand it, take them north in the winter so they'll see how good they have it at home! We don't hear about Toledo's weather, but yes, poor Buffalo, their winters are brutal, far worse than ours.
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95. billsfaninsofla
5:06 AM GMT on December 12, 2005
AND listening to our Florida born kids.....I'm FREEZING... lol......but seriously we had a few days when it was 29-30 here..I think it was as cold as Ohio weather....
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94. billsfaninsofla
5:04 AM GMT on December 12, 2005
hi Iyou...have a warm jacket.....but our houses are "designed" to keep the cool inside (for summer reasons)....it just gets downright cold....we get little sympathy from loved ones in Toledo and Buffalo....
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93. billsfaninsofla
5:00 AM GMT on December 12, 2005
Gamma....re: your Asian Fern..from what I know most trees don't recover from such a blow, but is it starting to get any kind of green back in the middle? Don't know what is going on....heard two transformers blow tonight, one just south, one just north.... I hear the familiar hum of generators again..
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92. iyou
4:58 AM GMT on December 12, 2005
bills, I'm not scoffing, but laughing!! It's 21F. here - trade ya!! Just out for cigs, cold, windy and brrrrrisk!! If you don't have a down jacket, consider getting one - cozy, lightweight warmth, worth every cent!
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91. billsfaninsofla
4:49 AM GMT on December 12, 2005
Gamma....yikes...we may have to be bundling up come Tuesday...may get into the upper 40's inland.....I know our Northern friends will scoff at that, but believe us, it is COLD here in the 40's........
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90. billsfaninsofla
2:28 AM GMT on December 12, 2005
hi ya 78....hope all finds you well, warming up any yet?

I'm here now because no Desperate Housewives tonight....I didn't even think to check to see if they were on, they always are...1/2 hour to Grey's Anatomy...
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89. seflagamma
12:03 AM GMT on December 12, 2005
DannDe, I am just leaving a quick note on this blog before I head to SWFAsurvivor's blog to see what is going on there.
Can't wait until 8pm!!! Go Steph!!!

everyone I don't want to be a rude hostess so please help yourself to whatever you need and I will check back later!

Gamma
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88. DannDe
11:48 PM GMT on December 11, 2005
Hi Gamma, Good luck on your survivor pick. Have you got a computer close to a tv? You can go on to cbs.com and do the play by play with the survivor interactive blog. It can be fun but it goes so fast it's hard to keep up to the show. they have questions you can answer while your watching the show, I was way off thursday night cause I thought the ladies were going to vote off Rafe and have a ladies alliance, rafe is such a threat to them. Maybe the car is a jinks. well have a glass of wine for me, I'll be having a diet coke and popcorn. D'Ann
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87. seflagamma
11:11 PM GMT on December 11, 2005
Good evening everyone, Comcast was down again this morning or my pc was just on the blink; don't know but I am just now checking in. Been busy today with things around the house. Sorry for the delay checking in...
Man, I don't usually stay up to 4am anymore! But it was so much fun last night that the pain today is worth it!
Got to watch Survivor Tonight 8 - 11 pm..If I don't check back in tonight will check back tomorrow.
Thank you all for soooo much fun last night!

"Hunk, can you please take gamma home now!"
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86. extrawarm78
9:24 PM GMT on December 11, 2005
hi gamma and bill. good day to all of you.
85. billsfaninsofla
7:05 PM GMT on December 11, 2005
good afternoon all....been out fighting the mall shopping...... I hate it... but made some headway,
especially on the "out of towners" that must be mailed.
now, off to Publix...
thanks for the hospitality last night/morning Gamma
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84. dallastornado1957
5:14 PM GMT on December 11, 2005
Editorial from NOLA.com, reprinted from today's NWT:

Death of an American City

Published: December 11, 2005
We are about to lose New Orleans. Whether it is a conscious plan to let the city rot until no one is willing to move back or honest paralysis over difficult questions, the moment is upon us when a major American city will die, leaving nothing but a few shells for tourists to visit like a museum.

We said this wouldn't happen. President Bush said it wouldn't happen. He stood in Jackson Square and said, "There is no way to imagine America without New Orleans." But it has been over three months since Hurricane Katrina struck and the city is in complete shambles.

There are many unanswered questions that will take years to work out, but one is make-or-break and needs to be dealt with immediately. It all boils down to the levee system. People will clear garbage, live in tents, work their fingers to the bone to reclaim homes and lives, but not if they don't believe they will be protected by more than patches to the same old system that failed during the deadly storm. Homeowners, businesses and insurance companies all need a commitment before they will stake their futures on the city.

At this moment the reconstruction is a rudderless ship. There is no effective leadership that we can identify. How many people could even name the president's liaison for the reconstruction effort, Donald Powell? Lawmakers need to understand that for New Orleans the words "pending in Congress" are a death warrant requiring no signature.

The rumbling from Washington that the proposed cost of better levees is too much has grown louder. Pretending we are going to do the necessary work eventually, while stalling until the next hurricane season is upon us, is dishonest and cowardly. Unless some clear, quick commitments are made, the displaced will have no choice but to sink roots in the alien communities where they landed.

The price tag for protection against a Category 5 hurricane, which would involve not just stronger and higher levees but also new drainage canals and environmental restoration, would very likely run to well over $32 billion. That is a lot of money. But that starting point represents just 1.2 percent of this year's estimated $2.6 trillion in federal spending, which actually overstates the case, since the cost would be spread over many years. And it is barely one-third the cost of the $95 billion in tax cuts passed just last week by the House of Representatives.

Total allocations for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the war on terror have topped $300 billion. All that money has been appropriated as the cost of protecting the nation from terrorist attacks. But what was the worst possible case we fought to prevent?

Losing a major American city.

"We'll not just rebuild, we'll build higher and better," President Bush said that night in September. Our feeling, strongly, is that he was right and should keep to his word. We in New York remember well what it was like for the country to rally around our city in a desperate hour. New York survived and has flourished. New Orleans can too.

Of course, New Orleans's local and state officials must do their part as well, and demonstrate the political and practical will to rebuild the city efficiently and responsibly. They must, as quickly as possible, produce a comprehensive plan for putting New Orleans back together. Which schools will be rebuilt and which will be absorbed? Which neighborhoods will be shored up? Where will the roads go? What about electricity and water lines? So far, local and state officials have been derelict at producing anything that comes close to a coherent plan. That is unacceptable.

The city must rise to the occasion. But it will not have that opportunity without the levees, and only the office of the president is strong enough to goad Congress to take swift action. Only his voice is loud enough to call people home and convince them that commitments will be met.

Maybe America does not want to rebuild New Orleans. Maybe we have decided that the deficits are too large and the money too scarce, and that it is better just to look the other way until the city withers and disappears. If that is truly the case, then it is incumbent on President Bush and Congress to admit it, and organize a real plan to help the dislocated residents resettle into new homes. The communities that opened their hearts to the Katrina refugees need to know that their short-term act of charity has turned into a permanent commitment.

If the rest of the nation has decided it is too expensive to give the people of New Orleans a chance at renewal, we have to tell them so. We must tell them we spent our rainy-day fund on a costly stalemate in Iraq, that we gave it away in tax cuts for wealthy families and shareholders. We must tell them America is too broke and too weak to rebuild one of its great cities.

Our nation would then look like a feeble giant indeed. But whether we admit it or not, this is our choice to make. We decide whether New Orleans lives or dies.
83. LakeWorthFinn
1:52 PM GMT on December 11, 2005
Kisses
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82. Lovethetropics
9:09 AM GMT on December 11, 2005
Good night Gamma, see you later!!!
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81. seflagamma
9:05 AM GMT on December 11, 2005
I really signing off now, good night.
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80. Lovethetropics
8:57 AM GMT on December 11, 2005
Remember that they do very good inside a porch...until you have shade...and they like the sun if it's not the hard afternoon sun...
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79. seflagamma
8:49 AM GMT on December 11, 2005
Oh, my neighbors were great. as we all sifted thru the debre everyone knew I was the "gardener" of the neighborhood and they all brought back the orchids that had blown down the street...thank goodness... They were all mine. didn't get back all of them, some, of course, were destroyed, but I got enough to get them going again as soon as I can get some shad to put them under!
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78. Lovethetropics
8:46 AM GMT on December 11, 2005
*and the wind* sorry, I need more coffee, obviously!
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77. Lovethetropics
8:43 AM GMT on December 11, 2005
A neighbor killed all my orchids...he was spraying defoliant for an ivy problem we have, amd the wind changed, and all the orchids were sprayed and died...
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76. Lovethetropics
8:38 AM GMT on December 11, 2005
Fun picture!!
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75. Lovethetropics
8:36 AM GMT on December 11, 2005
Wait!!! WUBA and a SubGammaRay!!! That's better...
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74. seflagamma
8:35 AM GMT on December 11, 2005
oh my goodness, they approved that pic I submitted from 1998 with my husband playing "Free Bird" on my leg...
We were not "grandparents at that time" only became grandparent a month later "Thanksgiven Break" when middle daughter came home from FSU with a cute little Bichon Puppy named "Aspen" and announced she was now a Mama and we were now Grand Parents of this little puppy and Harley was now an Uncle...all of the sudden we were Gamma and Poppy and Uncle Harley!
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73. Lovethetropics
8:34 AM GMT on December 11, 2005
Hi Gamma! The two week blog is a great idea! Unless you are on dial up! Will be looking forward to post here!
Imagine that!! I will be WUBA and a GammaRay!!!
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72. seflagamma
8:25 AM GMT on December 11, 2005
hello Love,
I'm being stuborn and still not in bed yet.just trying to post a pic from 1998 and dn't know if it will be approved...waiting and watching. "Gams as in legs"

Welcome to my blog, it is rough right now but I promise with all of the help I have received from all of you I will get it in shape for the "Christmas Open House Two Week Blog"
can we do a blog 2 weeks without updating it???
not sure will find out~
thank you so much for visiting my blog!
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71. Lovethetropics
8:13 AM GMT on December 11, 2005
Good morning Gamma and associates!!! (Hunk comes to mind)
Have a great Sunday everyone!!!!
(((((BIGHUG)))) to all the GammaRays and lurkers!!!!
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70. seflagamma
8:02 AM GMT on December 11, 2005
Finn and everyone else still awake it is 3am EST and far too late for gamma to be up! LOL...
I am so glad Finn you found us tonight..I will check back in tomorrow..really really really got to go to bed, fingers dnt function at thispoint...
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69. seflagamma
7:45 AM GMT on December 11, 2005
FINN, so glad to see you., still here, not in mind but in somewhat fickled fingers...


I've been working on my pic ...some disappear and some don'tappear and some dup on me..

we have all wondered where you were...

Thank you for giving Hunk to us so we can get home safely..

boy...i've had too much tonight. it's 2:45 am and i don't stay up this late....

Good to see you here girlfriend!!
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68. LakeWorthFinn
7:34 AM GMT on December 11, 2005
Hunk picks up billsfan and gives her a ride - she needed one, she asked for one, and since she had complained about him being too quick, Hunk made sure he was slooooow this time...
After that, floored by the "swoon and batting eyelashes" from gamma, Hunk gave Gams the ride of her life. You can ask the two ladies what happened, but both seem to have their lips sealed...
Hunk is now at your service right here on Gam's blog.

So ladies, drink to your heart's desire, and Hunk, your designater driver, will give you a ride in his limo. To serve you well all he needs to know is where, how, and when!

Enjoy!
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67. seflagamma
7:28 AM GMT on December 11, 2005
been checking and most of my photos that I have worked so hard on getting posted are gone????

see you all tomorrow. will keep workig on this
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66. seflagamma
6:54 AM GMT on December 11, 2005
bills, yes my fence got up the gates go up tomorrow..i am having a hard time typoing here...

haven't heard from Finn at all todayu or bug since earlier.

going to bed now
Good night Everone!

"Hunk, Please, I need a ride home now!"

good night
Gamma

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65. billsfaninsofla
6:30 AM GMT on December 11, 2005
OH, that, certainly Hunk.......well I do you think I got here so quickly? the new Hunk of course..thank you, but I will pass on another beer...getting late......looks like your holiday mat will me getting a workout....think it will be the place to be....I tried to send you another mail...didn't go thru.
until tomorrow.......Did you get your fence fixed yet? If not, I may have someowne to help you
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64. seflagamma
5:59 AM GMT on December 11, 2005
Bills "the hunk story" I think you know about that?
we all took a vote and decided we did not like the name
"honkers" which we all called "hunkers" anyway so Finn went and changed his identity to "Hunk" and posted a pic of him on her site for us all to see!!
or did you mean something else????
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63. seflagamma
5:57 AM GMT on December 11, 2005
well, bills it started to be just a boring Sat night, I came home very tired after a long hard afternoon at work..let's not even get into that...
and I went to all of my favorite blogs..forgetting I have one now...crying out with pleas is anyone out there??
then lo and behold..our friends starting appearing..yeah!..
plus me and some of the adm staff have been trying to help me get some more pics posted...I deleted a few and had some problems...think at this time after a few glasses of well deserved red wine that I will delay any other adjustments to this blog until I can think strighter.....
that loooks funny to mee?????

Any other coments... We have a great buffet ready (unlike Bug I don't know how to post pics of great food on this blog, but I will try to learn, Bug will help me!) and Can I get you another Beer, or Drink, or Glass of Wine????

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62. billsfaninsofla
5:54 AM GMT on December 11, 2005
Gamma! the Hunk story....
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61. seflagamma
5:49 AM GMT on December 11, 2005
and where is bug??? I will email here also!
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60. billsfaninsofla
5:49 AM GMT on December 11, 2005
Gamma.......but what happened earlier? Hunk didn't say.....
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59. seflagamma
5:47 AM GMT on December 11, 2005
SWLA, I just left a "welcome back" on your blog...
and I emailed Liisa/Finn...I know she is packing for her return trip to Florida in a couple of days..If I hear from her I will pass it along.

"HUNK, can you please drive the people here so they can arrive safely?"

Thanks everyone for stopping in. Can I get you a drink or some food????
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58. SWLAStormFanatic
5:45 AM GMT on December 11, 2005
thanks, I missed y'all
57. billsfaninsofla
5:42 AM GMT on December 11, 2005
wb SWLA
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56. billsfaninsofla
5:41 AM GMT on December 11, 2005
how quickly should these blogs "refresh"? my computer isn't a dinosaur, but seems to take forever
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55. SWLAStormFanatic
5:39 AM GMT on December 11, 2005
Hey y'all! I'm back.
54. billsfaninsofla
5:35 AM GMT on December 11, 2005
I know ..looking for Finn....what happened here today? what?
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