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#91 Jestgar

 
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Posted 19 July 2012 - 09:00 AM

Just got a down poor . . . not near enough to solve our drought issues . . . but you should have seen us all run to the windows like we've never seen rain before.

What IS this wet stuff falling from the sky?

*snort*

That's our northwest response to sunlight.
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Posted 19 July 2012 - 09:55 AM

"hot town, summer in the city......."

I know that you know that song.

Yep, old enough to remember the hot a/c-less summers and the song :lol:

... I got a couch........

A Big Comfy Couch? :P

....probably dating myself again..... :unsure:
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Posted 19 July 2012 - 12:43 PM

*snort*

That's our northwest response to sunlight.



:lol: :lol:

um, :unsure: how BIG is that couch? You'll have dozens of people from 20 or so different HOT states coming in soon.......
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Posted 19 July 2012 - 12:48 PM

Yep, old enough to remember the hot a/c-less summers and the song :lol:


ah, but we are not old, P---we're "prime". ;)

(truth be told, I still do not like a/c much)

The windows are wide open today.
After being oppressive for 3 days, it is actually nice today--82 degrees and perfect.

The grass, however, is nearly hopeless.
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"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 12:51 PM

The windows are wide open today.

Now that sounds nice! Hoping to be able to open ours if this humidity lifts.
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Posted 20 July 2012 - 01:08 PM

How hot is it? Hot enough that we are under "pre-evacuation notice". There is a huge fire six miles north of town and the wind is blowing south. We haven't been told to leave yet but they have told us to be packed and ready to go at a moment's notice. Got to go home and grab the cat and a few guitars and my "go bag". Then I'm coming back here to the shop where my computer is so I can keep up with the latest news. If you don't hear from me for a while it's because I had to leave.

We have the greatest firefighters and police so please don't worry about me. I know they will get us out of here before there is any danger. I guess I should take some food too because I won't be able to eat whatever they offer us at the college south of here, which is where they will probably tell us to go. But somehow that is the least of my worries right now.

Life is never boring when you live in the west I guess...
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Posted 20 July 2012 - 01:49 PM

Run Barty!!
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Posted 20 July 2012 - 01:55 PM

Wow! Fires must be terrifying. Be safe.
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Posted 20 July 2012 - 06:52 PM

Wow . . . take care, Bartfull. Hope the fire is put out ASAP.

Makes me have to think about what I would take. It wouldn't hurt to actually have that kind of plan . . . you don't usually get a whole lot of time to think about it.
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Posted 20 July 2012 - 07:32 PM

Pack well Barty!

My favorite neighbor,age 8, came over with her little fluffy dog. (Hub made a gate in the back fence). Our dogs were playing and we were hiding from the skeeters on my screened porch. We were remarking that it was odd that 90 felt nice.
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Posted 21 July 2012 - 07:08 AM

If you don't hear from me for a while it's because I had to leave.

We have the greatest firefighters and police so please don't worry about me.


We'll probably still worry, :unsure: but please be safe!
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"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

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“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 07:53 AM

Still here for now. A lot of my friends a couple of miles from here have already been evacuated, but that's because they live in places that only have one road out. Some of the people in the old folks homes have been evacuated too. We had thunderstorms last night and the rain helped some, but they are still worried about this fire growing again today, plus there are a lot of new fires springing up because of the lightning. There is a new one on Battle Mountain, right behind my shop. I mean NEW - they just now spotted it and are on the way to fight it before it gets too big. The problem is there are so many fires that the firefighters are stretched pretty thin.

I'm going to leave everything packed and ready to go until things cool off in the fall. Long term forecast is for abnormally hot and dry conditions right through September. Having grown up in New England, I'm just not used to this. It's worth it to live here in paradise, but my, what a difference. Here we worry about fires and mountain lions and rattlesnakes. There it was traffic and crazy people and the high crime rate. When you come right down to it, I'd rather take my chances with the fires and the critters.

I'll let you know what happens...
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Posted 21 July 2012 - 09:02 AM

Wow . . . take care, Bartfull. Hope the fire is put out ASAP.

Makes me have to think about what I would take. It wouldn't hurt to actually have that kind of plan . . . you don't usually get a whole lot of time to think about it.

It might seem overly paranoid, but it IS good to have these kinds of plans and go-bags. Especially with non-perishable foods. Have meeting places with family members.

Having a plan for escaping the house in the event of a fire allowed my boyfriend to safely escape the house.... during a fire! And if I'd had a go-bag in my car, I wouldn't have been left without food, underwear, and a toothbrush....
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Posted 27 July 2012 - 11:46 AM

I'll let you know what happens...


I haven't noticed any disruption in posting so I'm guessing you didn't have to evacuate . . . although, I'm also not the most observant so maybe you haven't posted in a week ;)

Sooooooo? . . . How's it goin'? :huh:





We've got a bit of rain going right now . . . it's lovely . . . you've never seen so many happy people in Target listening to the rain pooring down knowing they would be making mad dashes for their cars. :D
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Posted 27 July 2012 - 12:01 PM

Sorry. I know I promised I'd keep you informed. The Myrtle fire is now 100% contained. All of my friends who had been evacuated are back home. The Falls fire which started a few days ago six miles SOUTH of town is well under control now too. We have had thunderstorms with LOTS of rain almost every night.

I'm still going to keep things packed and by the door because they are predicting hot and dry well into September, but for now the danger has passed.

Supposed to get severe thunderstorms tonight too. I hope it rains like crazy. :)
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Nightshades now seem to bother me too.

 

BUT I CAN STILL PLAY MY GUITAR AND THAT"S ALL THAT MATTERS!

 





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