COLD DARK ROOM

Jan A

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Hot day we had today at 98 degrees F.🏜
TT, it's been in the high 90's for much of the last 2 weeks here in Oklahoma, high humidity & high wind. I know it was like this in Indiana (except for the wind) where I grew up. We used to call this summer. And it could happen in May, June, July, August or September of any yr.
 

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That's a sucky heat out there too Jan, hot and dry....and windy, always windy!

Yesterday I got lucky, it got really windy all day....and I have several 100' oaks so I couldn't go up on the roof to blow it off(ironic, right?) or power wash the decks and sunroom....woo hoo!

Why not go out in the wind?

While on my bdrm deck, a 2" branch broke and landed 12' away in the yard, sticking straight up....that would have hurt!
 

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That's a sucky heat out there too Jan, hot and dry....and windy, always windy!

Yesterday I got lucky, it got really windy all day....and I have several 100' oaks so I couldn't go up on the roof to blow it off(ironic, right?) or power wash the decks and sunroom....woo hoo!

Why not go out in the wind?

While on my bdrm deck, a 2" branch broke and landed 12' away in the yard, sticking straight up....that would have hurt!
There's ALWAYS a good reason not to go up on the roof!
 

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Hi everyone! Have a good day! View attachment 346160
Today I went to Potchefstroom, an old student city, or dorp in Afrikaans.
We started the day by house scouting. It was about 3C here. (It's imporant to note that Potchefstroom is found in the vlaktes, meaning lower area. In winter, like today, it gets *extremely cold*. That 3C I could normally endure, made me shiver, sadly my viking genes didn't play their part today lol. In summer it also gets hell hot, from 35C and a bit up).
Potchefstroom is an old Afrikaans city, famous for it's massive and old oak smuthered streets, and student life.
We walked through loverslane, a long path on campus, which has chinese elm(?) trees surrounding it. Today it was stunning, even with no leaves it looked really beautiful.
Here's an image from the internet of what it looks like in summer View attachment 346161
Anyway enough blabbing from me, have a good day!
That looks like a pretty place. Are you heading that way to study and looking for accommodation?
 

Lyn W

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Goeie naand!
It's been a while since I've been here.
It's going good here, my grandparents are in Stilbaai, doing the finishing touches on the house
The Outeniqua berge
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The Outeniqua berge today View attachment 346057
(For those who don't now, snow on the mountains here mean that we're gonna die of cold in the coming week)
Today's max was 13C, minimum -1C. Normal weather for our friends up North, but here we have a problem.
Our houses are made for summer, meaning whatever it's outside, it's going to be around 2C warmer inside.
Last night the broke into my grandparents house😔, luckily they were in Stilb

Beautiful scenery!
So sorry about the burglary at your grandparents house - did they take much or do any damage?
 

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That looks like a pretty place. Are you heading that way to study and looking for accommodation?
Yes, it seems I forgot to mention a few things. The building in the image above is the main building of North Western University, Potchefstroom campus. It's now the financial building of the campus.
My brother and I am going to study there. It's about 1 hour and 30 minutes away.
When we're over there, our parents will watch over the torts. The first place we saw we decided to take, it's really nice
 

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Beautiful scenery!
So sorry about the burglary at your grandparents house - did they take much or do any damage?
Thanks, more images are coming on the scenery soon!
It's weird, they broke through a single window frame, took a few old phones and tried to open a safe, but they couldn't. Luckily my grandparents dogs and cat are still alive, they didn't even seem to have interacted with the burglars. Still it's all very weird
 

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Good afternoon/morning/evening all,
Good to see you're all well.
It was very warm here last week with temps of about 88F on Friday, but thankfully short lived and back in the 60s now. Yesterday was very wet and today is overcast.
I had a busy week helping a sister out, but back to my own chores now.
Hope you are all having a restful Sunday.
 

Lyn W

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Thanks, more images are coming on the scenery soon!
It's weird, they broke through a single window frame, took a few old phones and tried to open a safe, but they couldn't. Luckily my grandparents dogs and cat are still alive, they didn't even seem to have interacted with the burglars. Still it's all very weird
Very unsettling for them to think strangers have been in the house.
Thank goodness the animals are safe.
 

Lyn W

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Yes, it seems I forgot to mention a few things. The building in the image above is the main building of North Western University, Potchefstroom campus. It's now the financial building of the campus.
My brother and I am going to study there. It's about 1 hour and 30 minutes away.
When we're over there, our parents will watch over the torts. The first place we saw we decided to take, it's really nice
Not too far away to pop back home but far enough away to be independent. Great to have your brother for company too.
 

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In a world where a lotta people don't know anything about tortoises at all, this here's a book. I believe @Tom is working on one. We all have experiences & photos that can speak to modern day torts. I meet so many people who have no idea what a tort even is.
Oh I wish he would. I would buy it 🤗
 

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On Friday, I spent 1.5Hours on the roof at the new Target Distribution center. it was 94F out....and it was the "rooftop from hell". There was 90 pieces of equipment to remove and my(OCD) Rigger had to count and look at each one, thrice! LOL

I have had a couple of heat-related "events" and I was knocking on the door for another by the time we came off that hotplate!

Yesterday it was very cool in the morning, 51F and poor Matilda must think I hate her, moving her outside in time for cold nights.

I did go up on MY roof yesterday morning, while it was relatively calm. Kerry hates it when I go up without her around but she was in NY. The first few steps are always a bit sketchy as we decide if the knee is going to hold or give out. Always unnerving that I have to be up there to figure that part out.

My "babies mama" called me early to wish me well, then Kerry called then my girls made a super dinner for me yesterday, very special and my son called so all is good with the world.....
 

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On Friday, I spent 1.5Hours on the roof at the new Target Distribution center. it was 94F out....and it was the "rooftop from hell". There was 90 pieces of equipment to remove and my(OCD) Rigger had to count and look at each one, thrice! LOL

I have had a couple of heat-related "events" and I was knocking on the door for another by the time we came off that hotplate!

Yesterday it was very cool in the morning, 51F and poor Matilda must think I hate her, moving her outside in time for cold nights.

I did go up on MY roof yesterday morning, while it was relatively calm. Kerry hates it when I go up without her around but she was in NY. The first few steps are always a bit sketchy as we decide if the knee is going to hold or give out. Always unnerving that I have to be up there to figure that part out.

My "babies mama" called me early to wish me well, then Kerry called then my girls made a super dinner for me yesterday, very special and my son called so all is good with the world.....
Yes it's always fun to push your luck and win 😉 sorry... I'm with Kerry on that one. Always have a spotter on something like a ladder and roof especially. But glad to see you had a nice father's day ❤️ (this is a case of preacher teach thyself 😁)
 

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Good afternoon/evening all.
It's been really hot this week up to 84F in my garden but average locally of 75F; too hot for me but Lola loves it. He makes me laugh because after some time basking it's like he's solar recharged and he seems to 'run' everywhere.
Busy week again so far, funeral and a couple of meetings for my nephew and helping someone look for their escaped parrot (still in area but won't come down out of the trees :rolleyes:)
Hopefully it will be a quieter end to the week, and cooler from tomorrow so will be able to do some things in my garden - if the rain misses us.
Hope you're all having a good week so far.
 
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