Yesterday's Happenings

@just4him (117471)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
November 2, 2016 1:36pm CST
As some of you know, I had a lot going on yesterday, dental appointment in Milwaukee, two hours from home and Writer's Guild. The dentist is happy, I'm happy, and the appointment took all of five minutes. My next follow-up is in six months. On the way home there was a bit of excitement on Highway 41 South. As we were going north and just getting past Oshkosh, all of a sudden all you could see is an almost clear road coming south with it must have been a dozen police cars around a Lamers bus. So what was the big deal? We had just passed the prison, so my thoughts went in that direction, but it wasn't a high speed chase. No. It was a police escort. It seems the VP candidate for Hilary Clinton was in Wisconsin and we just happened to pass their escort as they headed where they were headed. I was home for all of half an hour before I was sprinting out the door once more for Writer's Guild, and wouldn't you know it, they gave us the smaller room. The first time we had that room when we began going to the library, we were overbooked in that room - more people than chairs and had to borrow some from the floor and squeeze in around the table. Well we did again last night as well. It was a tight crowd but a good one. The meeting went well. I read more of the story I read last month, and everyone was enthused by it. It made me feel good. I asked three times if they wanted me to keep reading. They said yes each time. Then the library was also holding a book sale in the basement. It looked like they had as many books downstairs as they did upstairs. I didn't buy any, but I thought about it. However, in the back of my mind was the fact I had just taken three boxes of books to the thrift store. I really didn't need any more. So that was my day yesterday. I didn't get back here as I was exhausted by the time I got home and just relaxed before going to bed. The weather was also great yesterday, breaking records for 71F. It was the warmest day for November ever and very pleasant. Today is another nice day, not as warm, only supposed to get to 58. We have sun and high clouds as I look out my window. So that was my day yesterday and I hope you all had a good day as well. Thanks for reading. Enjoy the peaceful picture from my recent trip to Washington Island.
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@Daljinder (21606)
• India
2 Nov 16
What is this Writer's Guild all about?
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@Jenning (2023)
• Nigeria
3 Nov 16
Just pick some point. That's all.
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@just4him (117471)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Nov 16
Writer's Guild is where writers and authors get together and discuss the publishing world, what they've written, and any news of interest to writers. For instance, there is a Writer's and Author's Fair coming up November 12. I'll be there for it and hope to sell some of my books. There will also be speakers.
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@just4him (117471)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Nov 16
@Jenning Writer's Guild is writers and authors getting together to discuss the publishing world.
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@marlina (73881)
• Canada
2 Nov 16
You were busy all right. I am busy too today cleaning away and coming here for breaks in between.
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@just4him (117471)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Nov 16
I'm glad for the slower days, like today when I have nothing to do except interact here and get more of my book worked on. I'll be doing that soon.
@jaboUK (54011)
• United Kingdom
2 Nov 16
That's a heck of a long way to go for a five minute appointment. Is there no dentist closer to you?
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@just4him (117471)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Nov 16
There wasn't, but I found out Tuesday that a Medicaid dental clinic just opened in Green Bay. Most likely the only one in the county. So when I needed to get my dentures I needed to go to Milwaukee for it. Now since that is my denture dentist, that is where I'll be going.
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@jstory07 (67208)
• Roseburg, Oregon
2 Nov 16
You had a very busy day. It would make no sense to buy more books when you just donated some.
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@just4him (117471)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Nov 16
No it wouldn't.
@Corbin5 (106704)
• United States
2 Nov 16
A lovely photo you shared with us. You had a very positive day!! Those are wonderful days to have!
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@just4him (117471)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Nov 16
Yes they are. I cherish them when I have them.
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• United States
2 Nov 16
glad yer dentist 'ppointment went well. sucks 'bout bein' squished like sardines 't the library. proud 'f ya fer resistin' the temptation to load'p'n more books :) i believe we got to 88 degrees yesterday? today's been filled with pale blue skies 'n drizzly rains off/on - much needed 'n ppreciated 'cross these parched plains.
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@just4him (117471)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Nov 16
I heard there were record numbers all across the US. I'm glad you got some much needed rain. We were a close-knit group that's for sure.
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• United States
3 Nov 16
@just4him yes ma'am, there's been quite a few - seems 2016 'tis been the year fer record-breakin' weather 'cross the globe. we ended 'p with 'bout .10/inch once 'twas said'n done. but, there's still moisture'n the air 'n the trees 're suckin' 't all'n :) gigglin' o'er y'all's 'closeness'. big hugs!
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@just4him (117471)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Nov 16
@crazyhorseladycx You find interesting things to giggle over. We'll be back in the bigger room next month so it won't be as crowded. It's the boardroom.
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@celticeagle (118280)
• Boise, Idaho
2 Nov 16
Nice that they kept saying 'yes'. Nice water picture. I had a better day yesterday than I am having today.
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@just4him (117471)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Nov 16
I hope your day got better. Thank you. It was taken from the ferry on the way to Washington Island.
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@celticeagle (118280)
• Boise, Idaho
3 Nov 16
@just4him .....WHat is this 'Washington Island' anyway?
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@just4him (117471)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Nov 16
@celticeagle It's an island at the top of the thumb of Wisconsin. I found a map that shows it pretty good. It's a map that has all the counties on it. At the top of the thumb you see Door County then an island above the thumb. That's Washington Island, only accessible by ferry.
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@tammys85 (10020)
• United States
3 Nov 16
Oh wow! I think Trump was in my neck of the woods two months ago, I'm not sure about Hilary. I knew about Trump because friends told me; we were all downtown for the wrestling that day, but we left later so I don't think traffic was anything out of the ordinary. I'm really glad your dentist appointment and meeting went well! It sounds like you had a good day. :)
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@just4him (117471)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Nov 16
It's the first time I've seen a police escort like that. It was a good day.
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@tammys85 (10020)
• United States
4 Nov 16
@just4him I would probably wonder what it is too, I don't see police escorts often. And I'm really glad it was a good day. :)
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@just4him (117471)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Nov 16
@tammys85 Thank you, yes, it was a very good day.
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• Midland, Michigan
2 Nov 16
The forecast for yesterday promised temps of that but we only had into the mid-sixties or so. Even then it was quite nice. It did rain off and on a little bit, but we kept working. Or, I should say my employees kept working as I sat in the car while they worked to give myself a bit of a break before heading to work as a cashier. Today was the mid-fifties, although my thermometer looks like it says 59, but I thought that this morning and found out it was much lower than that. We've had rain most of the day off and on. Enough to where we couldn't work outside. Tomorrow, I might be exhausted because we'll be working half an hour away and when that job is done we'll be doing a job outside my area just a bit and then if there's time one or two littler ones in town. All the extra driving usually tires me out more than normal. We'll see how it goes. Nice image. I don't remember where you went on your trip, and I don't know where Washington Island is. Cool that your listeners wanted to hear more of your story.
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@just4him (117471)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Nov 16
I hope you needed all that rain. Washington Island is at the top of the thumb. If you take a look at the map you'll see a couple islands. Washington Island is the larger one. The only way to get there is by ferry, which is where we were when I took that picture. The picture is of Plum Island. I don't think that one is inhabited though.
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• Midland, Michigan
4 Nov 16
@just4him Okay, I see it in relationship to Michigan and Wisconsin. I didn't realize there were other areas that referred to sections as the 'thumb'.
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@just4him (117471)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Nov 16
@MarshaMusselman It's either referred to as the thumb or Door County.
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@teenspirit (1615)
• Israel
3 Nov 16
such a wonderful positive day! and amazing photo
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@just4him (117471)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Nov 16
Thank you.
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• Israel
4 Nov 16
@just4him your welcome!
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@Elizaby (3673)
• Pensacola, Florida
3 Nov 16
We have had breaking records also 89F Halloween, but seasonable (if you call that here) are coming this weekend with highs in the mid 70s instead of the mid-upper 80s
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@just4him (117471)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Nov 16
That should feel nice.
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@Elizaby (3673)
• Pensacola, Florida
3 Nov 16
@just4him Yes it will. Just wish my brother-in-law would have waited another day or two before turning off the air and opening the windows and air the house out.
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@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
3 Nov 16
sounds like a lovely day, and I commiserate, turning down books can be hard!
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@just4him (117471)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Nov 16
Yes it was. I chose two and carried them around with me almost the whole time I was looking at books before I finally put them back where I got them from.
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@Jenning (2023)
• Nigeria
3 Nov 16
Uhmm You're always Tripping. Lol. Enjoy your Life Daughter.Of.GOD
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@just4him (117471)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Nov 16
Thank you.
@JudyEv (123432)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Nov 16
Glad you had such a good day. We are off to visit my sister shortly and I'm taking some books to give to her. Gradually I'm getting rid of a few of mine.
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@just4him (117471)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Nov 16
I hope you have a good visit with her.
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@DianneN (78466)
• United States
2 Nov 16
It's nice to hear you had a nice day. The weather here was what I'd call perfect today.
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@just4him (117471)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Nov 16
I'm glad you had a perfect weather day. I hope the rest of the day was as well.
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@shaggin (36924)
• United States
2 Nov 16
It was beautiful here today. Books dont sell well anymore. I never buy them I always borrow ones for free from my local library.
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@just4him (117471)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Nov 16
More people get eBooks than paperbacks, but they do still sell well. I prefer them, but I don't have an eReader.
@Jackalyn (6655)
• Oxford, England
2 Nov 16
It sounds a really busy day
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@just4him (117471)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Nov 16
It was and wasn't, when you consider that four hours of it was sitting in the van to and from Milwaukee.
@sugartoes (40782)
• Greencastle, Indiana
2 Nov 16
wow you had a busy day yesterday & I thought I was busy you have me beat I just ran to the food pantry today & yesterday.
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@just4him (117471)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Nov 16
Still it sounds like you had a good day.