2020 March 19 Thursday

2020 March 19 Thursday in Liberty Hill Texas

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Day six of being self isolated because of the corona-virus.

Throw back from October 2018. I was up to some Do-It-Yourself projects.

I ordered new headlights. The old ones have becomes so yellowed with age that they were nearly useless at night. The package arrived yesterday afternoon but I didn’t open them until this afternoon. It was a simple thing to remove the old ones and replace them with the new. They even came with bulbs. The bulbs were still good in the old set so now I have a spare set.

On the way home from choir practice this evening the difference in the headlights was remarkable. I think the low beams illuminated more than the old high beams.

I am building a deck for our RV. Replacing the foldout RV steps with standard stairs should make it easier to get in and out. I placed an order online with Home Depot. While at the center I received a text that it was ready. At Home Depot I just needed to show them the order number and a photo ID. A young man (at nearly 72 nearly everyone is a young man) named Steve brought up a cart with my items and loaded then into the truck.

lla and I took a quarter mile trek around the Stocktank today. To document it, I started the record button on my cell phone and then put it in my shirt pocket, making sure that the camera was out far enough to “see”what we were doing. When we returned home, I opened the file to see what I had recorded. My shirt is what I recorded. I had the camera turned backwards, facing my shirt.Ribs, broccoli, mashed potatoes, and biscuits for lunch. Yum.lla’s prescriptions were ready at Wal-Mart this afternoon. So off I went. As l long as I was going, I did some grocery shopping also. Most of the things I wanted were still our of stock. However, while I was checking out the cereals, I noticed a package kind of half hidden. At first, I thought it was paper towels. But I was wrong, it was eight rolls of toilet tissue.nderstand, the shelves were bare of tp, paper towels,and napkins. Yet someone had left that “Easter Egg” for me to find. Also understand that I didn’t buy them to hoard against the “end of the world,” as so many seem to be doing. Given the choice, I would have only purchased four rolls, which was all that I needed to restock our cupboard.

God bless and g’nite.

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Day 171 in Texas

2020 March 18 Wednesday

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urprise, surprise, surprise! It is cloudy again. Even though Weatherbug declared it to be cloudy, I had high hopes when I snapped the above photograph.owever, within mere moments, all hope of sunshine was crushed under a concrete cloud. And then the following happened.Unexpectedly this morning, the weather forecast for Oatmeal popped up on my cell phone. You might notice that each hour shows overcast, until the thunderstorm. Also notice that the rather depressing trend continues at least through the next five days.We are nearly as close to Oatmeal as we are Liberty Hill. Possibly even closer as the crow flies. Since it popped up on its own, I decided to post some information found on Wikipedia.

The area’s first settlers were German families during the late 1840s. The community’s name is either an alteration of a Mr. Othneil – the area’s first gristmill owner, or a supposed translation of the name Habermill (Haber being a German dialect word for Hafer, “oats”). A post office was established in 1853 under the name Oatmeal. The first schoolhouse opened in 1858, only to be replaced by a second building eleven years later. A gin built in the 1870s continued to serve as a local landmark into the early 1900s. A cemetery was deeded in 1871, although burials were recorded in the area as early as 1854.

In 1936, Oatmeal had a school, two churches, and scattered dwellings. By 1990, the population was around twenty – consisting mostly of families engaged in farming and ranching. That figure remained the same in 2000.

Also Read about the Oatmeal Festival which began in 1978 as a spoof of the many chili cook-offs in the state of Texas.

fter my somewhat whiney rant about the weather, I must say that, like Baby Bear’s porridge. The temperature it’s just right, neither too hot nor too cold. The door and windows are open and I’m loving it.he Fiery King of the sky took a quick look around and decided to return to his self quarantined home at the solar system’s center. His social distance from the earth is apparently ninety two and a half million miles.bout one year ago I constructed a simple cover over the bed of my pickup. I wanted to be able to carry all of the “stuff” that we are constantly carrying from Texas to Iowa and then from Iowa back to Texas.ver the summer I “raised the roof” two foot by building a pickup topper. I added shelving to carry some items that we might need if an emergency caused us to flee our home(s). Things such as fires, floods, high winds, or other natural disasters. If the very worst happened, it is stocked so that we could, for a short term, even live in (and out of) the topper.here is one problem, a persistent roof leak. I’ve doors nearly everything that I could think of to deal the roof from the top. So I decided to try sealing it from the inside up.or supper I made French toast from home made bread and powdered eggs. That’s the best use of the powdered set so far.e had a passing sprinkle but certainly not the predicted thunderstorm. And overnight there is only a slight chance of rain.God bless and g’nite.

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Day 170 in Texas

2020 March 17 Tuesday

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Day four of being self isolated because of the corona-virus.

nce again it was a beautiful night to have bedroom windows open. The predicted high of seventy eight also sounds good. There is currently, a delightful breeze which, if it continues as the heat rises, should make for a good day to sit outside or take a walk.

he sun is battling these clouds as it seeks once again to gain dominance in the sky. I thought moments ago that the sun was gaining a foothold but the clouds once again overcame him and caused his retreat..

ishes are washed, dried, and put away. Breakfast is over. Lunch is slow cooking. The trash is out, though not taken to the dumpster. The floor is swept, though the vacuum has not been run. Not bad for before ten ante meridiem..

re you ticklish? Almost everyone is, somewhere on their body. You know where your ticklish spot is, right? Have you ever tried to tickle yourself? It didn’t work, did it? I asked Google why. Here is science’s best guess.

Day Four of Life During the Time of COVID-19.

John, our neighbor, gifted us with a roll of paper towels. We were out for a walk around the park to check our mail. We saw John working on his vehicle. I said, “Who knew that the zombie apocalypse would start with toilet paper?” That is when he said he had a gift for us.

ixteen one hundredth of a mile loop. That’s not very much at all, is it? However, I’ve walked 3,557 steps so far today. That equates to 1.67 mile.

4:30 p.m. and I almost caught the sun without a cloud cover.

The above picture was taken less than a minute before the rain hit. The photo below was taken moments latter. If you look closely, you can see the rain on the window.

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Day 169 in Texas

2020 March 15 Sunday

2020 March 15 Sunday in Liberty Hill Texas

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Day two of being self isolated because of the corona-virus.

t appears that the good news in the forecast is that our present temperature of fifty seven is as cool as it going to be today. The less exciting news is that the day’s high is only going to be seven degrees warmer than our present temperature.

he Weatherbug declares that it is cloudy. I have no reason to doubt that it is indeed cloudy . . . somewhere above the fog. It doesn’t appear to be very dense right here. I hope that we don’t discover, on our drive to Cross Tracks Church, that visibility is limited in some of the low spots in the road.

ross Tracks Church, Pastor John Saint’s sermon, “Spring Cleaning.” It was based on the Gospel of John chapter 2:13-22, where Jesus cleansed the temple.

More, Life in the

Time of COV19

ttendance was W A Y down at our first worship service today. You will also notice that people are keeping their distances. There were five things, that we normally do, that today we did not do.

  1. Great each other with a handshake, hug, and word of greeting.
  2. Pass the offering plates. Instead they were left on a table by the doors.
  3. Pass the attendance books. I’m assuming that someone just did a head count.
  4. We had no adult Sunday school. I don’t know about the children.
  5. We had no breakfast bar. There were donuts that were served by one person with tongs. Usually there are tacos, sausage & egg sandwiches, and a variety of self serve pastries.

More COV19 related.

told you yesterday that we decided that we would not attend Over The Hill Gang* until there was some resolution to this viral pandemic. I received an email stating that the OTHG will not be meeting until at least April.

had yesterday said that going to Grandies** and choir practice were still unknowns. Grandies is no longer an unknown. I received an email from them also stating that they are suspending meetings until at least April. No word about choir practice.

f you will recall, Friday we attended the 50+ soup and salad lunch. Since attendance was far less than expected, they were giving leftover soup and salad to take home. We decided to forego the salad but did bring home soup. Today, for lunch, I dumped that soup into the Instapot, added some water, and some dumplings, then set the machine on the “soup” setting and let it go. I could have heated it faster in the microwave, but that would not have cooked the dumplings.

s I discovered, pressure cooking dumplings is not the best method. It made them very dense balls of cooked dough. There still tasted good but had to be cut into smaller pieces.

ix thirty and it is still fairly light. However it is also still overcast and foggy.

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Day 167 in Texas

  • *The Over The Hill Gang, (3307 RR 1869) Any area senior 50 years or older is invited to join for fellowship and a meal every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. The first meal is free; afterwards, individuals are asked to donate $6 for their meal.
  • **Grandies welcomes those 50+ every week with friendship, games and a ministry to connect to others. As a special part of their ministry, Grandies sign and send greeting cards with inspirational messages to those serving in the military, the sick or homebound and church members celebrating happy milestones like birthdays and graduation. Since this ministry started, more than 3,300 cards have been sent!

In the summer, Grandies also work to make available snack packs through Operation Liberty Hill for children who may not otherwise have enough food without a school in session. Additionally, they provide meals at Vacation Bible School. and host bake sales twice a year to raise funds for their important works.

Wednesdays, 9 a.m.
Currently meets at the OTHG building (3307 RR 1869)

2020 March 13 Friday

2020 March 13 Friday in Liberty Hill Texas

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y one o’clock it had reached seventy six and it was still completely blanketed in clouds

Today was the monthly luncheon for the 50+ group at Leander UMC. Today it was a soup and salad meal. Today we had a speaker from the Leander Parks and Recreation Office to talk about the planned new building for the senior center, to be opened in 2021. He also gave us information about the Active Adults program.

made some boiled eggs, after we returned home. Six minutes to cook perfect hardboiled eggs. Instapot hard boiled eggs are so easy to peel because the shell comes off in bigger pieces without taking part of the white with it. However, I found an even quicker and easier way to BLOW egg from the shell. Of course you are going to rinse the egg afterwards..

was fortunate to capture thus photograph when I did. This was the last that was seen of the sun.

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Day 165 in Texas

  • *The Over The Hill Gang, (3307 RR 1869) Any area senior 50 years or older is invited to join for fellowship and a meal every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. The first meal is free; afterwards, individuals are asked to donate $6 for their meal.
  • **Grandies welcomes those 50+ every week with friendship, games and a ministry to connect to others. As a special part of their ministry, Grandies sign and send greeting cards with inspirational messages to those serving in the military, the sick or homebound and church members celebrating happy milestones like birthdays and graduation. Since this ministry started, more than 3,300 cards have been sent!

In the summer, Grandies also work to make available snack packs through Operation Liberty Hill for children who may not otherwise have enough food without a school in session. Additionally, they provide meals at Vacation Bible School. and host bake sales twice a year to raise funds for their important works.

Wednesdays, 9 a.m.
Currently meets at the OTHG building (3307 RR 1869)

2020 March 12 Thursday

2020 March 12 Thursday in Liberty Hill Texas

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t was very comfortable sleeping weather overnight. We had only one window open, so there was no cross ventilation, but it was enough.

nother overcast day with a promise of eighty degrees later today. And later today it reached eighty four degrees under a mostly clear sky.

From July 2010

I made a tasty lentil based soup yesterday. I guess I’ll call it Cream of Lentil Soup.

(I’m not the measuring kind, so the measurements are all approximate.) ½ Cup lentils (washed and sorted) ½ Cup chopped carrots ½ Cup chopped celery ½ Cup finely chopped cabbage 1/8 Cup finely chopped chives (I’d have used onion if I were not allergic to the tasty things)

These were all combined in a medium sauce pan and covered with chicken stock to a depth of about a ½ inch. Seasoned with a couple generous pinches of cayenne pepper, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil then cover and simmer at low temperature until carrots and lentils are soft. (about 30 minutes).

You want this to reduce the liquid but not run dry so watch and add more chicken stock if too dry or cook uncovered for a while if too wet. The goal is to end up with a thick creamy soup that still has some texture. Taste test and adjust seasonings.

Reserve about a fourth of the soup and purée the rest. Recombine the reserved and the puréed portions. Stir in a ½ cup of plain yogurt or sour cream and serve with a sprinkle of shredded cheddar.

This was enough to make two generous portions. Which was fine as a meal by itself. If you are serving as part of a larger meal, it would serve four.

ow that I’ve found this recipe again, I’m going to try it in the Instapot. I think I will grate the carrots rather than chop. Unfortunately, my onion allergy has gotten worse over the last decade, so I now avoid all of the plants in the onion family, like chives and scallions, shallots, and leeks. So far, I’ve not been bothered by garlic.

bout eight thirty, we received a hint of sunlight, one eye open and peeking from beneath that thick quilt of cloud. Still not satisfied after its long night of slumber, it snuggled back beneath the covers.

ver The Hill Gang has been meeting in this building since the 1970s. However, since the county gave control of the building to the city, it appears we are going to be moved. Many members are very unhappy about this proposed move.

lla, and I played four games of Fast Track before lunch at OTHG before lunch. I know I won and I know she won. However, I do not know how many. I think it was a the score was a tie

fter lunch, we played canasta with Ann, Charlotte, Lu, and Nadine. The team of Charlotte, Ella and Tom were so far ahead in the first game that the other team conceded defeat and we started another game – which we also won.

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Day 164 in Texas

  • *The Over The Hill Gang, (3307 RR 1869) Any area senior 50 years or older is invited to join for fellowship and a meal every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. The first meal is free; afterwards, individuals are asked to donate $6 for their meal.
  • **Grandies welcomes those 50+ every week with friendship, games and a ministry to connect to others. As a special part of their ministry, Grandies sign and send greeting cards with inspirational messages to those serving in the military, the sick or homebound and church members celebrating happy milestones like birthdays and graduation. Since this ministry started, more than 3,300 cards have been sent!

In the summer, Grandies also work to make available snack packs through Operation Liberty Hill for children who may not otherwise have enough food without a school in session. Additionally, they provide meals at Vacation Bible School. and host bake sales twice a year to raise funds for their important works.

Wednesdays, 9 a.m.
Currently meets at the OTHG building (3307 RR 1869)

2020 March 11 Wednesday

2020 March 11 Wednesday in Liberty Hill Texas

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es, mostly cloudy it was but mostly sunny it became. And the high temperature reached eighty four degrees.

ketching from life. She was giving a talk to us seniors. I have no idea what the talk was about because I was sketching.

fter our Grandies** meeting, Blanca, Rex, Karen, Bill, Ella and I played two games of Fast Track. For those who are keeping score, Ella and I won both times. Not brag, just fact.

There are a lot of these beautiful flowing trees in Stocktank RV Park. Without sticking my head in amongst the branches, I’m unable to smell their aroma. And because of the abundance of bees, I’m loathe to do so. Also, with Rudolf the red nose pickup parked beneath this tree, I find him covered each morning with the husks that have fallen from the flowers. Beautiful trees but messy and potentially dangerous, to those with a bee sting allergy.

he westward sky about five thirty as we were on the way to choir practice.

he one hundred and fifty year old chapel where we practice. We are practicing many special pieces of music for the coming holy week services

his was the sky that greeted us as we left the chapel. I haven’t quite adjusted to the idea that the sun is still in the sky at seven o’clock.

nd after sunset we were favored by a beautifully painted sky. Good job, God, good job.

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Day 163 in Texas

  • *The Over The Hill Gang, (3307 RR 1869) Any area senior 50 years or older is invited to join for fellowship and a meal every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. The first meal is free; afterwards, individuals are asked to donate $6 for their meal.
  • **Grandies welcomes those 50+ every week with friendship, games and a ministry to connect to others. As a special part of their ministry, Grandies sign and send greeting cards with inspirational messages to those serving in the military, the sick or homebound and church members celebrating happy milestones like birthdays and graduation. Since this ministry started, more than 3,300 cards have been sent!

In the summer, Grandies also work to make available snack packs through Operation Liberty Hill for children who may not otherwise have enough food without a school in session. Additionally, they provide meals at Vacation Bible School. and host bake sales twice a year to raise funds for their important works.

Wednesdays, 9 a.m.
Currently meets at the OTHG building (3307 RR 1869)

2020 March 10 Tuesday

2020 March 10 Tuesday in Liberty Hill Texas

arly this morning earth’s tiny twin shone as brightly as yesterday’s reluctant sun. Earth and moon, siblings twirling together through space in their struggle, pulling apart, then draw closer once again.

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nterestingly while this showed mostly cloudy, at the same time, there was a dense fog alert.

he top photograph was taken well before dawn. The middle photo was taken a few minutes before dawn. Three third picture was taken a few minutes after dawn. Ah, there is the dense fog for which they were alerting me.

esterday I wrote about liking rain. As I was saving that short piece in a file, I found this short piece I had written about fifteen years ago.

Smelling Rain

Have you ever noticed how rain changes the smell of things? Oddly enough when it first starts to rain the air smells dusty (if you’re in country). In the city the rain, at first, seems to bring out the smells of hot sidewalks and old oil.

Usually you can smell the rain coming before it arrives.
During the rain, smells are suppressed. All you smell is rain!
Now! After the rain! That’s when everything smells fresh and cool and clean.
Except the dog!

t the Georgetown senior center today, Ella and I played four rounds of Fast Track.

his is the track of our travels today. From Stocktank RV Park to Madella Hilliard Senior Center in Georgetown and back again by a slightly different route.

nce we were home. Ella fell coming from the truck to the RV. Okay Ella in your own words tell us what happened.

ell when I got out of the truck, I went out to talk to Jackie, Tresa’s sister, who had stopped at the dumpster.

hen walking back in, I picked up a spoon that was on the ground. I was also bending over to pick up a piece of paper that was on the ground. In the process of picking up the paper, I lost my balance. I did about 3 yards of walking real fast, where I was trying to catch up with myself, so that I wouldn’t fall. In the end I did fall. But I think I went down a little gentler than I might have otherwise.

y knee is scrapped, but I really don’t feel too bad. And then Tom came out to help me get up and brush all the leaves off of me, and the dirt.

hese jeans definitely are going into the laundry, because I have mud on my pants from the rain that we’ve had the last few days.

very couple of hours I’ve been asking, “How do you feel now?” I really don’t want her covering up something because “it’s nothing.” Yes, she does that sometimes because she doesn’t want to “be a bother.” I do the same thing, but it’s frustrating when she does it.

fter burning through the fog this morning, Ol’ Sol has been burning bright and (relatively) hot. It topped out at seventy five degrees.


his is the sky that greeted us as we came our from Cross Tracks Church’s Tuesday night prayer meeting.

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Day 162 in Texas

  • *The Over The Hill Gang, (3307 RR 1869) Any area senior 50 years or older is invited to join for fellowship and a meal every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. The first meal is free; afterwards, individuals are asked to donate $6 for their meal.
  • **Grandies welcomes those 50+ every week with friendship, games and a ministry to connect to others. As a special part of their ministry, Grandies sign and send greeting cards with inspirational messages to those serving in the military, the sick or homebound and church members celebrating happy milestones like birthdays and graduation. Since this ministry started, more than 3,300 cards have been sent!

In the summer, Grandies also work to make available snack packs through Operation Liberty Hill for children who may not otherwise have enough food without a school in session. Additionally, they provide meals at Vacation Bible School. and host bake sales twice a year to raise funds for their important works.

Wednesdays, 9 a.m.
Currently meets at the OTHG building (3307 RR 1869)

2020 March 09 Monday

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ixty nine was a fair guess, and close. Though the mercury rose only three marks from the morning’s low of sixty three.

ll of the color has been bled away. So sad the sky, for the missing sun, that it wept the whole day through.

feel asleep listening to the old time radio show “Gunsmoke” on YouTube. I must of had an interesting night of tossing and turning. Overnight I became tangled in my phone power cord and disconnected it from the charger. When I sat up this morning, I had an odd feeling in the middle of my back. I thought I must have slept on the spring-like hose for my CPAP machine. As I made my way to the bathroom, my reading glasses fell from my back. And I still don’t know what became of my earbuds.

hicken spaghetti, cooked apples, lettuce salad, cooked carrots, and garlic bread at the Georgetown senior center.

efore lunch we played Fast Track with another couple. I cannot remember their names. I know that they also are from the cold north (Wisconsin / Michigan) and come to Texas for the winter. I judge them to be quite sensible.

I LIKE RAIN

I like the rain. Oh not the cold storm, driven by gale force winds. Not those where you walk hunched over, collar turned up, and hat held firmly to your head. Those are the monsoons of fall and winter. I like the gentle showers of spring that fall warm upon winter’s frozen wasteland and magically transform it into a riot of colors. Even more amazing are the summer sun showers that pass through on sunny days. Those are times when you let loose your inner child, to twirl, head thrown back and arms out. Those are days to splash, once again, in puddles.

kay, so, the sun made a valiant attempt to escape the morass of suffocating cloud cover. Though the attempt was short lived as well as unsuccessful, there for a brief moment, it was nearly bright enough to cast a shadow.

adly, the sun was too weak to hold any dominance against the overburden of clouds. It good it’s face and has slunk beyond the horizon. Perhaps to lay plans for tomorrow’s battle.

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2020 March 08 Sunday

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ep, that is how the sky looked this morning. Another graveyard gray day. It would be more appropriate for Good Friday mourning than a Sunday morning.astor John Saint of Cross Tracks Church, Liberty Hill, Texas, preaching “Pick Up Your Cross”. Another thought provoking sermon.fter 9 o’clock worship we went to our Sunday school class. Gary Bible is our teacher. But today he is sick. I started the discussion and attempted to keep it on track, but not very successfully..nce we returned home from worship, Ella made chili in the crockpot. That meant it was close to 2 when we ate. The chili was nice and thick so we arte it in flour tortillas with some shredded cheddar.his photo at 5:30 this afternoon looks just like the one taken just before 8 this morning.or supper I made some special pancakes, butter pecan. It was awful complicated (not). I mixed a butter pecan cake mix to the directions for making a cake. However, instead of baking, I ladled them onto the griddle. I should have made a half or third or the mix. A whole box was too much for two old people too eat..IF YOU ENJOYED MY JOURNAL ENTRY, PLEASE CLICK THE LIKE BUTTON, LEAVE A COMMENT AND/OR FOLLOW.
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  • *The Over The Hill Gang, (3307 RR 1869) Any area senior 50 years or older is invited to join for fellowship and a meal every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. The first meal is free; afterwards, individuals are asked to donate $6 for their meal.
  • **Grandies welcomes those 50+ every week with friendship, games and a ministry to connect to others. As a special part of their ministry, Grandies sign and send greeting cards with inspirational messages to those serving in the military, the sick or homebound and church members celebrating happy milestones like birthdays and graduation. Since this ministry started, more than 3,300 cards have been sent!

In the summer, Grandies also work to make available snack packs through Operation Liberty Hill for children who may not otherwise have enough food without a school in session. Additionally, they provide meals at Vacation Bible School. and host bake sales twice a year to raise funds for their important works.

Wednesdays, 9 a.m.
Currently meets at the OTHG building (3307 RR 1869)

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