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Thoughts While ShavingThanks to NCDOT and their contractors for a speedy repair to the bridge (US701) over the Cape Fear River near Elizabethtown … I received a message early Sunday morning that workers had worked thru the night repairing the bridge and that it could be opened by 10 a.m. I was pleasantly surprised but skeptical … Lo and behold, I received an announcement that the bridge was open, about 10 a.m. Thanks to all … easy for us to criticize the government, but this time GREAT work … and THANKS … Made a special trip after church to see for myself … Traffic was flowing like nothing ever happened…

Some families in our area are dealing with stressful issues … Prayer helps…

Too much rain in a short period of time, some water still standing, but all in all a net plus, I would think. About 4 inches of rain in a short time frame, erosion could become an issue … Hopefully, not too bad…

Weather report … Cloudy early, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 70 on this Monday. Mostly clear tonight, low around 47. Tuesday, sunny, with a high near 72 … There is a 50% chance of rain for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday … lows mostly in the low to mid 50s nightly. Highs in the low to mid 70s daily. Saturday, sunny, with a high near 78.

I hear folks, mostly retirees, concerned about their retirement … Many invested in some type of retirement that uses the stock market to stretch their funds … Dow Jones, one of the leading indicators, is up nearly 700 points over the past month … Slow growth in the economy and never ending inflation are causes for concern…

Is there anything more embarrassing than your telephone ‘sounding off’ during prayer time at church? Crap happens … Just confess, if you are the guilty party … embarrassing … I was and I did…

For many of us ‘old codgers’ … Doctor visits never end … Thankful they are available.

“Only the truth of who you are, if realized, will set you free.” Eckhart Tolle

“Happiness is not made by what we own. It is what we share.” Jonathan Sacks

“Living with regrets is like driving a car that only moves in reverse.” Judi Picoult

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