Tag Archives: weather

Late to the Party

July 21, 2011

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Yeah, it’s hit us at last: the blistering “heat dome” that the weather dudes and Drudge Report are hyperventilating about with breathless exuberance. I haven’t seen my local weatherman THIS excited since the 1993 blizzard… I’m sorry that all you guys in the west and mid west and slightly mid west and west-east have suffered…. […]

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Meet Me on Monday #49

June 20, 2011


Oh I had a LAZY day yesterday, and it was SOOOO good. I bought a new patio set after our old one was destroyed by flooding in late April. This set is so much nicer! I trimmed the oak tree to make canopy so we could sit in the shade. I’m trying to force myself […]

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Meet Me on Monday #48

June 13, 2011


I’m a little late with MMoM this week…. we had a unique “plumbing emergency” Sunday (still unsolved). The handle to one of the bathtub faucets broke off. Replacing a bathtub handle is SUPPOSED to be a piece of cake, right? Well, remember, this house is 150+ years old, and the folks who lived here before […]

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Friday Fragments: Things I Learned or Did This Week

June 10, 2011


I found the idea for this post topic from my friend Karen, who regularly does it. I like her posts so I figured I’d give the idea a try. I found out that age has not helped me overcome heat intolerance. When I was a kid, I would nearly faint from the intense summer heat […]

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Spectacular Time Lapse Video of Canary Island Skies

May 21, 2011

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Absolutely stunning. My favorites are the galaxies and stars rising in dust clouds over the horizon. What are your favorites? Prepare to be wowed! Psalm 19 1 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. 2 Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal […]

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Flood Buddy

April 29, 2011


Look what we discovered crawling around our yard after the flood. It was a nice surprise. Today’s local news stories are loaded with stories about the yesterday’s flooding. Some folks even found a fish in their yard. I guess the 9 inches of rain we’ve received for the month of April was too much for […]

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The Vernal Equinox Commences

March 24, 2011

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aka, Spring is Here! Well, that’s the news according to the stars and planets all situated precisely in the cold, indifferent solar system. Here on planet earth, things are a little messier. But spring is here. OK, I know we had a couple of inches of snow yesterday. But almost all of it is gone! […]

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It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s “Super Moon”!

March 19, 2011


I rarely if ever drive at dusk and at night (never ate my carrots as a kid), but I had to run an errand the other evening and was out later than I thought. Both my son and I noticed the beautiful moon hanging over the horizon in the darkening sky. It seemed to appear […]

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Holed Up Today

February 26, 2011


We’ve got snow, lots of it. We had a big storm yesterday, and got clobbered. When I checked at 8am yesterday morning, probably about 1 or 2 inches had fallen. Two hours later, we got about 5 inches. Woohoo. So how much snow do you think the old tree can bear? 😮 Visibility maybe… 100 […]

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Turkey Thawing and Other Musings…

February 1, 2011


How long does it take a frozen turkey to thaw?? The packages always say “3 to 4 days” in the refrigerator. But after 4 days, I can still crack a hammer on that baby. It takes me about 7 to 8 days for a turkey to thaw. And that ain’t easy– you have any idea […]

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