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Cathie G

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Not only has it been pretty much non-stop raining (remnants of Hurricane Ian), but 💧💨❄️ cold as well. Another 45 degree day just warming to 50 ish. Normal temps for this time of year is 72-75 for highs. 63 in the house this morning. Very low 40s over night & foreseeable future.

With such a change in the weather we took a break in yesterday’s rain to move our Sully inside. The move went smoothly, luckily I had a large WalMart box 20 inches by 24 inches & was able to plop Ms Sully inside & get her moved into her winter quarters ‘til Springtime 2023!

Not the best pix to get size…but squished into a 20 x 24 box.

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Same here except we haven't had rain... just a lot cooler here then normal. I think the hummingbirds left early because of it.🤔
 

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Good afternoon/evening all,
It's been raining here all afternoon - didn't stop Lola wandering out for some grass earlier on - not for long though and he soon headed back in to warm up in his hide.
I've been helping my nephew look for a new laptop most of the day. His old Dell was the same age as mine - we bought them together 8 years ago - and his has just broken too with the same problem as mine - no light behind the screen - if you shine a light at it you can see computer is working it's just too dark to use. The LEDs behind the screen must have a set life expectancy. It seems it's more expensive to repair them than to replace, which is a shame.:rolleyes:
Also helped him shop for some new shoes and jeans and then had to look for new insurance for my car -so by the time I'd finished my eyes felt pretty strained! I'll be having a PC free night after this.

I hope you're all having a good day, I'm off to rest my eyes and put some cucumber on them - hope Lola doesn't track it down :)
Nos Da!!
Have a great restful evening.
 

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Well the Atlas V rocket launched at 5:36pm today. It was a successful launch but to many clouds. So we didn't get a view. This month there is about 7 more launches. One of the rockets will be manned.
 

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Well the Atlas V rocket launched at 5:36pm today. It was a successful launch but to many clouds. So we didn't get a view. This month there is about 7 more launches. One of the rockets will be manned.

Here’s the launch… lifting off at about minute 41 or so…

 

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I would like to amend my earlier statement on the rain;

It is still raining, HARD! LOL

Wow, I must have "rode the band" this morning coming to work! I just drove 30 of my 46 mile commute in some of the hardest rain I've driven in, in a while. I know Mark is getting it, his area where I roughly cross at Rt50/301 was some of the hardest!

Wonder what BWI says? brb folks.......

wait for it...

Come on, that isn't much of a wait....LOL

3.47in since Friday at midnight.....nothing like those folks during Harvey had in Houston, 1 foot per hour, for 4 hours....but it sucks anyway!

In case it has dawned on you, It has occurred to me that I'm kinda *****'in for no reason as a certain person was glad that he got his grass seed down, just a few days ago....you'd think such a person would be happy with the rain...but nooooo...LOL

Enjoy the day....if you live around here, get a kayak!
 

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I would like to amend my earlier statement on the rain;

It is still raining, HARD! LOL

Wow, I must have "rode the band" this morning coming to work! I just drove 30 of my 46 mile commute in some of the hardest rain I've driven in, in a while. I know Mark is getting it, his area where I roughly cross at Rt50/301 was some of the hardest!

Wonder what BWI says? brb folks.......

wait for it...

Come on, that isn't much of a wait....LOL

3.47in since Friday at midnight.....nothing like those folks during Harvey had in Houston, 1 foot per hour, for 4 hours....but it sucks anyway!

In case it has dawned on you, It has occurred to me that I'm kinda *****'in for no reason as a certain person was glad that he got his grass seed down, just a few days ago....you'd think such a person would be happy with the rain...but nooooo...LOL

Enjoy the day....if you live around here, get a kayak!
So far my part of Ohio has had no rain. We were told we would see Ian up our way. So far nothing. Phew... maybe 🤔
 

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Well the Atlas V rocket launched at 5:36pm today. It was a successful launch but to many clouds. So we didn't get a view. This month there is about 7 more launches. One of the rockets will be manned.
Third time lucky! Bon voyage to the crew.
They didn't say much, if anything, about it on our news this time - unless I missed it.
Amazing how they can afford all those launches.
 

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Good afternoon/evening all,
We've had quite a lot of rain over the last couple of days - should be refilling our reservoirs nicely. The river and canal is looking slightly healthier.
Took my nephew for one of his extractions today - he's fine.
Apart from that not much else going on today.
I hope you're all having a pleasant day and I'll see you later.
 

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Good afternoon/evening all,
We've had quite a lot of rain over the last couple of days - should be refilling our reservoirs nicely. The river and canal is looking slightly healthier.
Took my nephew for one of his extractions today - he's fine.
Apart from that not much else going on today.
I hope you're all having a pleasant day and I'll see you later.
Still no Ian here. I really think the lake effect cold from Canada we've been having sent Ian's wind and rain elsewhere. For once mother nature did the right thing 😉😁 I'm glad. We could have had another pond in the backyard. 🙏 🤗For your nephew to keep getting better.
 

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Still no Ian here. I really think the lake effect cold from Canada we've been having sent Ian's wind and rain elsewhere. For once mother nature did the right thing 😉😁 I'm glad. We could have had another pond in the backyard. 🙏 🤗For your nephew to keep getting better.

Don’t hold your breath waiting for Ian. Once it came across Florida and made landfall again in South Carolina it bounced it’s way along the Atlantic Coast with heavy rains all along the coastline. It’s way up in Halifax now and moving North North East (NNE).

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Don’t hold your breath waiting for Ian. Once it came across Florida and made landfall again in South Carolina it bounced it’s way along the Atlantic Coast with heavy rains all along the coastline. It’s way up in Halifax now and moving North North East (NNE).

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Yay!!!... After several days of no rain I figured it out 😉 but we're supposed to get some tomorrow morning. We'll see 👀
 

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Yay!!!... After several days of no rain I figured it out 😉 but we're supposed to get some tomorrow morning. We'll see 👀
I do have to say NOT YAY for the coastline. I haven't been catching the news much. There's been too much going on around here and I've missed a big part of the News. I've still been praying for the people in Ian's way though. The news is concentrating on Florida and Porta Rico but hasn't said a lot about the coastline anyway.
 

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Third time lucky! Bon voyage to the crew.
They didn't say much, if anything, about it on our news this time - unless I missed it.
Amazing how they can afford all those launches.
They launched a manned rocket on Wed but I missed it.
This evening they scrubbed a launch and will try again tomorrow.
 

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I think they re-crewed the station....

On another thread, I've been whining about my new cell....yesterday my oldest texted asking that I call her.
For reference, this is the daughter whose husband got stupid last Christmas and told her he didn't want to stay married, after 18 years.

She was devastated of course, by March she bought a new home and began dating.....she's found someone she gushes over like a teenager......and when I called her last night, she had wanted to invite them BOTH over for dinner.

3 weeks ago, it was "You won't meet him till Christmas, if then...."we're going slow"

I noticed that......LOL

I told her I'd be at Kerry's but of course they were both welcome, 74 miles from her home......not sure they want to do a 3 hr car ride to talk to Dad, but we'll soon see!

Who wants to lay odds that my daughter will be married before the end of next year? LOL
 
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