Anyone Want Some Grapefruit?

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Anyone Want Some Grapefruit?

Post by jwhouk » Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:12 pm

...because I've got a beautiful Grapefruit tree in my new backyard. ;)

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Re: Anyone Want Some Grapefruit?

Post by Just Old Al » Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:07 pm

Joe, couldn't be happier that you've settled in your new digs. Bravo!
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Re: Anyone Want Some Grapefruit?

Post by lake_wrangler » Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:19 pm

I'd ask for a few, but they'd probably get confiscated at the border... :x

So just enjoy them for me, will ya?

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Re: Anyone Want Some Grapefruit?

Post by TazManiac » Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:20 pm

So, no more Scurvy for you now, right? :lol:

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Re: Anyone Want Some Grapefruit?

Post by jwhouk » Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:54 pm

Welp... funny story about that. We did grab a couple down from the tree, and cut them up to see if they were still good.

My wife swears she still can taste the grapefruit, and she sampled it about 6 hours ago.

If you look in the background of the photo I added, you'll see that there's an orange tree in the back as well - but the thing's rather withered and the fruit on the branches look like prunes instead of oranges. :(
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Re: Anyone Want Some Grapefruit?

Post by TazManiac » Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:47 pm

(I meant to post something re: Grapefruit being one of the largest citrus fruits, & a tie into 'Wapsi' and all things globular, etc, etc- so just fill in the blanks fer yer self.)

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Post by Just Old Al » Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:46 pm

TazManiac wrote:(I meant to post something re: Grapefruit being one of the largest citrus fruits, & a tie into 'Wapsi' and all things globular, etc, etc- so just fill in the blanks fer yer self.)
I thought they were Charontis melons?
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Re: Anyone Want Some Grapefruit?

Post by Warrl » Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:00 pm

Joe, I recommend not sitting under that tree during whatever season it tends to shed its fruit...

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Re: Anyone Want Some Grapefruit?

Post by TazManiac » Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:25 pm

Just Old Al wrote:I thought they were Charontis melons?
Your spelling makes for some pun opportunities...

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Re: Anyone Want Some Grapefruit?

Post by jwhouk » Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:17 am

Back in Wisconsin for a month or so.

By the way: a family got on the plane before us in Phoenix, and I overheard they were from Maple Plain.
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Re: Anyone Want Some Grapefruit?

Post by Warrl » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:03 pm

jwhouk wrote:Back in Wisconsin for a month or so.
Man, this is NOT the month for that!

(I'm guessing you'll be busy packing stuff... don't pack the heavy coats just yet.)

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Re: Anyone Want Some Grapefruit?

Post by jwhouk » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:58 pm

Oh, I'm not going to.

Besides, I have to (cough, cough) get over this illness (cough cough) today, that's keeping me from going in to work for THE LAST TIME.
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Re: Anyone Want Some Grapefruit?

Post by Warrl » Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:14 pm

jwhouk wrote:Oh, I'm not going to.

Besides, I have to (cough, cough) get over this illness (cough cough) today, that's keeping me from going in to work for THE LAST TIME.
Stuff to turn in, stuff to pick up, clear your desk for your successor to move in...

Otherwise, that eye trouble would mean you couldn't see going in to work at all.

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Re: Anyone Want Some Grapefruit?

Post by jwhouk » Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:05 pm

This week is going to be when I go in and drop off all my clothes and my ID card and all that crap.

Right now, this crud that I actually am fighting (had this uck in the back of my throat all December) is where I don't want to do much of anything.
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Re: Anyone Want Some Grapefruit?

Post by Warrl » Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:51 pm

jwhouk wrote:This week is going to be when I go in and drop off all my clothes and my ID card and all that crap.
You need to keep some of your clothes - leaving the place naked would set a bad example for the inmates. :mrgreen:

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Post by jwhouk » Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:45 pm

And cold. -13F as we speak. (BRRRRRR)
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Re: Anyone Want Some Grapefruit?

Post by lake_wrangler » Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:27 am

Warrl wrote:
jwhouk wrote:This week is going to be when I go in and drop off all my clothes and my ID card and all that crap.
You need to keep some of your clothes - leaving the place naked would set a bad example for the inmates. :mrgreen:
jwhouk wrote:And cold. -13F as we speak. (BRRRRRR)
And don't forget the wind chill factor... You know, the one that says how cold the temperature feels to uncovered skin... :P :lol: :mrgreen:

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Re: Anyone Want Some Grapefruit?

Post by jwhouk » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:47 am

In less than 72 hours, I'll be on the road for some grapefruit...
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Post by Just Old Al » Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:30 pm

jwhouk wrote:In less than 72 hours, I'll be on the road for some grapefruit...
Put 'em in the freezer and build yourself a potato cannon.
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Re: Anyone Want Some Grapefruit?

Post by jwhouk » Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:32 am

Furniture is there at the new place. Can't sleep right now because the reality is setting in.
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