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Happy Friday the 13th, again. Smiley Wink

 

More rain expected here.  Local news did a survey and over 80% (who voted) are NOT sick of the rain (yet).  Beats the drought we went through last year.

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Thanks for the reminder it's Friday the 13th. I have 2 black cats and I'll have to see if I can't walk across their paths! LOL.

 

Odd that you were in a terrible drought in Texas last year and we had one of the wetest years on record. Now the roles are reversed but we're finally supposed to get some of your Southern rain moving in tomorrow. Bout time.

 

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And a black dog, LOL!

 

Yeah, no choice in the weather; guess this means we'll get snow this year, and freezes. Smiley Mad

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Well this week is WOTT is starting livelier than last weeks.  Just saw all the flooding in the Houston area. Not as bad as what parts of Florida went through recently, but bad enough.  We could use SOME of that rain up in the DFW area.

 

Less than a month away from moving into new house.  Supposed to have builders walk though on the 23rd and close on the 1st or 2nd provided everything is finished.  Been checking at least every other day and have my own running list of things that need to be corrected before we sign.  Not going to give it to builder until walk through though since they are trying to push us to close before end of month which would make first mortgage payment on 1 Sept.  Waiting 2 days would make it 1 October. SInce we introduced our real estate agent to this builder she has brought 3 other buyers to them so in the past 6 months we've brought them close to $1 million dollars. They should treat us with the red carpet.

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Have you ever seen the new Coke "Freestle" machine?  If so, have you tried all 127 flavors?  These guys have!  Yowza!

 

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This isn't a hurricane like FL, but reminds me of TS Allison where we got flooding everywhere, even freeways underwater and our underground tunnel flooded!  Bayous and creeks in the area are really high.  Biggest fear is the Corps will pull another one like a few years ago and NOT close the flood gates on the Reservior!  Our area is drainage for downtown, but now it's populated.  Funny, how the rich area of town doesn't get flooded. Smiley Mad

 

OU, bet you're getting really excited about the house! 

 

DH, now that Freestyle thingy sounds gross to me, but son has done a mix at the fountain ever since he was a kid.  Saw the nasty comments about old people and little kids holding up the line because they are slow. Smiley Mad 

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I like the CocaCola Freestyle machine.  However, it does seem to make a line as people try to figure out what they want.  The menuing system is not all that friendly, IMHO.  As far as kids mixing drink flavors, they do that already.  Heck, I put regular Coke in my Cherry Coke to tone down the cherry.  :-)

 

Yeah, we've had overcast and rain all this week.  But it's pulled the high temperatures down from over 100 to the low eighties (high termperature yesterday was 79).  We were on the borderline for drought conditions and this has helped a bunch.  And the air conditioner is especially appreciative.

 

Good luck with the house, OU.  I remember when we were building our first house, the punch lists, setting the closing date.  Back then, I didn't have a clue what to check for.  I was only 21.  If I ever build another house, I almost pity the poor contractor.

 

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Have you used one of those machines?

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Speed, getting really excited.  They got the kitchen cabinets installed and supposed to have the counter tops in  yesterday. Going to go by this evening and see the progress.  Back yard should also be fenced in as well by now, the posts were up.  Looking forward to no more apartment life and having a back yard for my 3 1/2 yo son.

 

Firehouse subs and some Wendy's in our area have those soda machines, they are pretty cool.

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JefferMC wrote:

 

Good luck with the house, OU.  I remember when we were building our first house, the punch lists, setting the closing date.  Back then, I didn't have a clue what to check for.  I was only 21.  If I ever build another house, I almost pity the poor contractor.

 


Thanks, JefferMC.

 

I'm sure our salesperson is already sorry we bought a house from him. Eithe wife or I are over there at a minimum every other day inspecting.  Luckily father-in-law and I caught a mistake in the kitchen cabinets before the appliances were installed and granite countertops cut. Already have my list that I'm making before out builders walk through to see if they catch their own mistakes. If not they will need to correct after walk-thru and before closing.

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spd2demun wrote:

Have you used one of those machines?


Yes, several times.  Spent 45 seconds the first time, even after having watched another family member scroll through the menus to pick out what she wanted.

 

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I love the Coke Freestyle machines because you can get flavor combinations that you can't actually purchase in cans.

I'm kind of sensitive to caffeine, so I typically drink caffeine-free Diet Coke. However, the flavor does leave something to be desired ... Diet Coke with Lime is much better. But Diet Coke with Lime is not available in a caffeine-free version.

But you can get it with the Freestyle machine. Caffeine-free Diet Coke with Lime, no problem.
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Gosh....what would my life be like without caffeine? LOL

 

Got up this morning.....took Alfie oiur for his walk.....big dark clouds building in the west and moving our way.  My heart skipped a beat with anticipation.   Some places got some rain but it all dissolved and disappeared before it got to us.  I couldn't believe it.  So we are still burning from heat and no rain.  The forecast is for even more heat.....107 again by next weekend.

 

The ground has dried out so severely that it is pulling away from the house footings and from around all our sidewalks and the driveway.

 

Looks like we're not going to get any tomatoes to speak of.  Too dry.  Even with our watering the extremely high temperatures over so long a time period has stopped them from setting on and those that have don't get very big.

 

Whoops.  It's after 9 PM and Alfie is telling me it's treat time.  So ol' dad better get with it.

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Where are these machines in our area?


SomeJoe7777 wrote:
I love the Coke Freestyle machines because you can get flavor combinations that you can't actually purchase in cans.

I'm kind of sensitive to caffeine, so I typically drink caffeine-free Diet Coke. However, the flavor does leave something to be desired ... Diet Coke with Lime is much better. But Diet Coke with Lime is not available in a caffeine-free version.

But you can get it with the Freestyle machine. Caffeine-free Diet Coke with Lime, no problem.



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I believe Fuddrucker's has them, and I have also seen them at Five Guys and Firehouse subs.
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