COLD DARK ROOM

zolasmum

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Good idea but sadly not possible - we are in a terrace with no front gardens, I know if I push it nearer their door it will just end up even closer to mine - that's the sort of spiteful bullies they are, especially the husband - he's like a big kid and goes out of his way to try to wind me up. Last year it ended when refuse inspectors (or whatever they're called) came around telling everyone to keep their bins in their gardens because they were blocking the pavements - maybe a word in their ears would work.
I would definitely inform the council of what they are doing - mention the health hazard bit - it's true, especially as I am sure there are a lot more flies etc around due to the hot summer. It is amazing how unkind people can be, just to amuse themselves.
Angie
 

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I would definitely inform the council of what they are doing - mention the health hazard bit - it's true, especially as I am sure there are a lot more flies etc around due to the hot summer. It is amazing how unkind people can be, just to amuse themselves.
Angie
He is unbelievable and on the rare occasions he speaks to me it is with such aggression and no respect whatsoever. I am hoping to move when I find somewhere.
 

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I've been to most countries South of America and that has to be one of the coolest moths I've ever seen, even compared to those places!

Baltimore and Greater Bowie.....I wonder if there is a corridor since I haven't seen them on the Broadneck Peninsula nor have we seen them on the Eastern shore, in the Chestertown areas. Great vid.

Ray posted Sat.....today's Mon....okay Ray, you've got a nervous group of friends......time to slam a couple of keys. I hope you are absent b/c you are busy doing all the stuff you were going to do before you didn't feel well!

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if you don't believe you are superman, you won't fool the virus!


I’ll bet they are there in the flowers & weeds feeding away. Most ppl never notice them. 🤷‍♂️
 

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Lyn, Sorry to read of your distress. The #1 reason people over the past 2 years have given me for moving hasn't been profit, it's been neighbors.

I grew up in a rich neighborhood....and someone was always suing someone else for stupid stuff. I learned that with neighbors, we don't get to pick 'em, we just have to live near them. Best to avoid discussion than to create a war......

While I personally subscribe to the "burn them out" school of thought, it isn't widely accepted anymore since the dark ages ended so why not do something completely unexpected....make then a pie or cake......?

Beat them down with niceness........

It's not like they own or control you or your thoughts..................you own your own reactions .....so maybe play in a way they can't expect?

Then, you still have the "burn them out" as a plan B

Teasing of course.......I don't promote violence, ever....I imply it................LOL

Still waiting on Ray I see......Ray, you're up!
 

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Good morning all,
Same old weather but hopefully last day of extreme heat.
Lola went to bed at 5.30 pm yesterday - I think he was all basked out - but he's up and about outside this morning. He's had a good long soak and a big breakfast so he's set to go again.
My neighbours have started their 'how close to Lyn's door can we leave our bin' game again but this time it's the bin with their dog and cat litter waste in which in this heat is not pleasant as you can imagine, so I will have to speak to them about it - not looking forward to that - I may wait until I've got back up.
I don't have any plans other that to keep cool again but I hope you all have a peaceful and restful Sunday.
TTFN
Go get them Lyn! Maybe accidentally 🙃 kick the bin over right at their front door.
 

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I've been to most countries South of America and that has to be one of the coolest moths I've ever seen, even compared to those places!

Baltimore and Greater Bowie.....I wonder if there is a corridor since I haven't seen them on the Broadneck Peninsula nor have we seen them on the Eastern shore, in the Chestertown areas. Great vid.

Ray posted Sat.....today's Mon....okay Ray, you've got a nervous group of friends......time to slam a couple of keys. I hope you are absent b/c you are busy doing all the stuff you were going to do before you didn't feel well!

Pro Tip;
if you don't believe you are superman, you won't fool the virus!
Sorry Jeff, at this moment I am getting my 5th and last treatment of remdesivir. Dr. just signed off so I will be going home sometime today. 😁
 

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Congratulations ! I'm sure Opo will be pleased to see you. He must have been wondering where you were.
Great news.
Angie
Opo came right out of his box and greeted me. I hid the food at first so I could pet and rub his neck and legs and scratch his shell. He kept smelling my foot. When I started scratching him he sat down next to me. I would like to think he was greeting me and not just wanting food. I can only hope but we know torts. There not like a dog or cat.
 

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Opo came right out of his box and greeted me. I hid the food at first so I could pet and rub his neck and legs and scratch his shell. He kept smelling my foot. When I started scratching him he sat down next to me. I would like to think he was greeting me and not just wanting food. I can only hope but we know torts. There not like a dog or cat.
Of course he was greeting you - you are a very important part of his life - and you weren't there !! He isn't going to leap up and lick your face like a dog - thank goodness ! or jump on your lap like a cat - thank goodness again ! - but you matter to him a lot, and it's lovely that he showed it the way he did.
Angie
 

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Lyn, Sorry to read of your distress. The #1 reason people over the past 2 years have given me for moving hasn't been profit, it's been neighbors.

I grew up in a rich neighborhood....and someone was always suing someone else for stupid stuff. I learned that with neighbors, we don't get to pick 'em, we just have to live near them. Best to avoid discussion than to create a war......

While I personally subscribe to the "burn them out" school of thought, it isn't widely accepted anymore since the dark ages ended so why not do something completely unexpected....make then a pie or cake......?

Beat them down with niceness........

It's not like they own or control you or your thoughts..................you own your own reactions .....so maybe play in a way they can't expect?

Then, you still have the "burn them out" as a plan B

Teasing of course.......I don't promote violence, ever....I imply it................LOL

Still waiting on Ray I see......Ray, you're up!
Nice thought but the only cake they'd get off me would be laced with arsenic!

Even if I did try to be nice with a cake, any offering of baking from me would be seen as a declaration of war - I'm a useless cook!!!😄
 
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Lyn W

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Opo came right out of his box and greeted me. I hid the food at first so I could pet and rub his neck and legs and scratch his shell. He kept smelling my foot. When I started scratching him he sat down next to me. I would like to think he was greeting me and not just wanting food. I can only hope but we know torts. There not like a dog or cat.
Welcome home Ray, I'm sure Opo was very pleased to see you and I hope he behaves himself for you.
Lola has just started letting me stroke his head and chin - it's only taken 8 years!!! Not for long though but it's a start.
Make sure you're fully recovered before you try to do too much.
 

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Welcome home Ray, I'm sure Opo was very pleased to see you and I hope he behaves himself for you.
Lola has just started letting me stroke his head and chin - it's only taken 8 years!!! Not for long though but it's a start.
Make sure you're fully recovered before you try to do too much.
Thanks Lyn, I over did it yesterday when I got home. Rose had three 60lb bags of water softener salt in the van. It's easier for me to throw a bag up on my shoulder and empty into the salt bin. So I did and it set me back for a few hours. I am going to take it slower and let my body tell me what I can do. I still don't have my taste or smell back completely. I am hoping it is the meds they have me on. If I can't taste the food maybe I won't eat as much. 😁
 

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Opo came right out of his box and greeted me. I hid the food at first so I could pet and rub his neck and legs and scratch his shell. He kept smelling my foot. When I started scratching him he sat down next to me. I would like to think he was greeting me and not just wanting food. I can only hope but we know torts. There not like a dog or cat.
I'm so glad you're home and I'm sure Opo didn't just come out for food. Rose feeds him too of that I'm sure. I think they just like and feel safer if every day is the same and part of his world was missing.🤗🐢
 
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