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    SunshineNY6
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    Good morning all. Lots of rain last night and today. Cooler temps the next few days as well.

    I’m glad Charlene finally got news and that it is good.

    Have a great day.


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    skippydel13
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    Morning Wendy.  How can I delete the post I started?  I don’t see an option to delete it so I’ll copy and paste what I had in the one I started.

     

    Good morning!  I thought I’d go on and start our post for the day since I have been up for a few hours now.  We had down-pouring rain AGAIN yesterday afternoon (another 2 1/2 inches) and parking lots were ankle deep.  Funny watching kids have a blast like they were in a pool.  I got soaked coming from the neighbor’s house so decided to dry off and climb up in the bed and snug with the dogs and fell asleep to wake at 12:30 am.  Finally just got up around 3 cause I kept waking up.  So one load of laundry is now drying and am going to go start slipping the skins on tomatoes to can up some rotel.  I think today will be the last of my canning for the week after i put up some chow chow so I can clean this house up and then Thursday go for my dental cleaning and help my cousin move in who is moving here from Chicago (yep she’s going to have cultural shock LOL). Then I hope to have some pool time if these rains go away.

    Molly I hope you get your mower fixed today.

    Kathy I am SO glad to hear you are close to being in your forever home!!

    Julie I just had my living room carpet replaced and now they are going to have to come back because they didn’t stretch it right and I can see the bends where the roll had been smashed down.  Not happy about that at all!

    Can someone tell me how tall sneezeweed is supposed to get?  I realize I did have some survive last year (although I never saw the flowers) but its almost 5 feet tall and of course I have it in the front of the bed!!

    Waving to everyone else.  I need to get on the ball and get to canning before I need a nap. LOL Hope you all have a wonderful day!!!


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    Kathy
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    Good morning Wendy and Del.

    A bit nippy this morning. I even had to get my sweater out of the trunk of the car.

    Work and then more cleaning at the house before I have to drop the car off at the shop. I also need to pick up a few groceries.

    Have a good day.


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    growingranny_va_z7
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    Good Morning all..I have to take the donations to the food bank this morning, waiting to hear from the mobile vet when she can come and take care of a couple of things for the dogs. We had a little shower overnight but not nearly enough. Maybe today we will get some more. I need to get some groceries today too. Other than those little things not much else going on around here…always weeding to be done, they grow no matter how much rain we get. Have a wonderful day everyone.


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    plantdoctorzn4
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    Good morning everyone.  It is also a chilly morning here at 53º.  I have my hooded sweatshirt on over my jammies right now.

    I did have a great nights sleep and hope to set the world on fire in my shop today.  I for sure want to finish the school theater chairs soon.  I have the last 52 in my shop right now.  That has been quite an on going project….552 chairs in all.

    Del…..you should be sleeping on on your vacation….lol.  Good to see you here.

    I hope that Bette and Steepdrive had a great time together yesterday….maybe there is something posted on chit chat….will check it out.  Have a great day everyone.  Charlene

     


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    anky37
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    Good morning all. Del we are getting all the rain you & Karen had. We can get upto 2 inches. And although it seems dry it’s not like it usually is this time of year. Every summer we have a period where we can skip mowing, but not this year. The grass has been green all summer, not making DH happy.

    Are you off this week Del?

    Kathy — car troubles still? Is your DD still in Florida??

    Charlene so glad you got good news!!!! Time for some of that!!

    Molly – mower problems?? I think you need to just get goats.

    I’m going to the casino with a friend today. We were together on Friday & she said how we didn’t even get to one. So away we go today.

    Last week I was at lunch to the country club with one friend, off to a training for work, at a farmers market then smorgasbord for lunch, baby slept over Saturday. So I was kind of busy. We went to a book sale that the county newspaper has every year on Saturday. Driving away from my parking spot I drove over a curb I forgot was there. Yep! I cut the tire!! Drove over to Sears Automotive & needed a new tire! Only had 4,000 miles on it. So the 7 books I bought cost me $180!! Plus the tire! I was so mad at myself!!

    I must get moving, leaving at 8:30. DH has a dentist appt at 3:15 he wants me to take him to. The doc needs to grind down some bone & he’s not looking forward to this.

    have a good day all

     

     


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    growingranny_va_z7
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    Molly – mower problems?? I think you need to just get goats.

    Believe it or not I have thought of going up the road and see about renting some goats! The problem with them is…they eat everything in sight they would destroy all of the plants! My neighbor mows everyone of the neighbors lawns except mine, he doesn’t like mowing around things like flower beds..he loves the long straight lawns. :)


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    Raising_4_Birders
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    Good morning.  Its 52 here as well and my bare feet are cold sitting here in the great room.  Had a busy day yesterday and today will be no different.  I got all the beans snapped, washed and canned.  Did 20 pints and called it quits.  Have some wax beans left but we will just eat them fresh, or maybe freeze some for soups.  I know I didn’t have enough for too many more jars, and I don’t want to run the canner unless it’s full (it holds 10 pints, tho I wish I had a bigger one like my folks do).

    Dh also got all the lower cabinets installed!!  We have a new drawer coming for one that had some issue, as well as a few new doors, and a side panel where there was a cut out corner where there wasn’t supposed to be.  I’d like to try to do some painting today.  Dd1 has band camp from 8:30-10:30 each day now, and volleyball from 3-5.  Hard to get much done when you have to stop to run!

    Well speaking of, better get dressed and get ready to go.  Have a great day!


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    takyslaky
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    Good morning everyone!  It is 54 degrees this morning and it did rain quite a bit last night and early this morning.  I see puddles sitting in the driveway this morning.  We really needed the rain but it was sure a cold rain.  We still can use more of it.

    I am sitting here waiting for my carpet guy to show up.  He pushed it yesterday and I think he will be hurting this morning, but the living room will finally be done.  I will be washing walls and woodwork today, and setting furniture once again.  Fall cleaning will be done in three rooms so far.  Next is the master bedroom which will be done next Tuesday.  After that I will start kitchen cupboards.  Somewhere in between the gardens and lawn will get done.  Now that it has rained I can mow without the dust flying behind me.

    Del, that is not good news about your new carpet.  If those rolls or creases show after being laid in already and stretched they will not be able to pull them out if it has sat that way a long time.  However, my carpet guy said they may be able to steam it out.  I would let them know if that happens they will be paying to put in another roll of new carpet for you since they did not stretch it right the first time.  Carpet should not be brought to your house folded or bent.  It should be on a roll.  That is the way my carpet was delivered here.

    Molly, still having trouble with the lawn mower?  Give it up already!!..LOL  It may be expensive to get a new one, but it is costing you to fix the one you got.  You will have invested for a new one in that one.  Not worth it.

    Sue have fun at the casino.  I hope to go to Appleton to the park to hear Vic Ferrara play on the 28th of this month.  One of the areas Top Bands here.  They play various music like “Sweet Child O’Mine”,  “Oh What a NIght”  “Electric Avenue” “Folsom Prison Blues” and some of the  Bee Gees music as well.   And everyone of those guys can sing!   The guy who sings “Sweet Child of Mine”  (one of the drummers) sounds exactly like the singer in Guns N’ Roses.  They have two percussionists on stage and boy does that sound out when both are playing at the same time.

    Kathy, you will be glad to have the house all cleaned up, then you can relax in your new home.

    Charlene, 552 chairs…Oh MY!  I don’t know how you do it.  I would be upholstering in my sleep after that..LOL.

    Wendy have a great day at work.

    Everyone have a wonderful day today wherever you are.  Carpet guy is here and I gotta run.

     

     


    takyslaky
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    Good morning Melissa.  I missed you because I was typing and talking with the carpet guy.  Have a good day.


    luvmyb_b
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    Good morning.  It is looking like we could have rain again this morning.  What we got all soaked in so that would be fine with me.  Our temperatures are supposed to be unseasonably cool again for short periods of time, then be normal again.  It’s definitely been an interesting year for weather, hasn’t it?

    I am going to have to find a project to get into today or something.  I have no real plans and am feeling unsettled.  Besides the Robin Williams death, an elderly couple in our community passed away from a horrible auto accident, and this just feels like death overload right now.  I’m definitely going to be on the look out for happiness today!

    Have a good day however you will be spending yours.


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    wilderness_NY_Z4
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    Good morning.  58 and partly sunny.  May get a shower but not much.  Had a great day with Marcia (Steepdrive) yesterday.  Met her in town about 11:30 did a quick look at the community garden and then came on up the hill to the house.  We just visited and had lunch.  She caught me up on a lot of mutual friends from the boards and also the blogs.  It was about 2 when she left.  She had an hour and a half drive to get back to her family.

    After she left I did a lot of watering of baskets and then headed to town to the transfer station only to get there as the gates were closing.  Consequently my car is filled with bags of garbage so need to leave early for work and get there since it is closed Wednesday and Thursday and certainly don’t want to drive around with a trunk full of garbage.  I had to stop at the plots and water while I was in town yesterday afternoon also.  It was very dry.  My new grass trimmer arrived yesterday so I got the batteries charged and went out and did quite a bit of trimming when I got back from town.  Not a job I like but do love the new machine.

    Have laundry going this morning since I realized last night I had no shirts for work this week.  Have also watered the house plants that were about half dead from neglect.  I do need to go water a few more baskets before I leave for work.

    Julie, you living room is going to be lovely when it is finished.

    Del, sounds like you are busy getting canning done.  Not too sure how much I am going to have to do this year but do know I need to pick green beans again.  They sure are doing great.

    Molly, that tractor sure has been a problem this summer.  Hope the problem is solved shortly.

    Melissa, I don’t know how you get anything done with all the transporting you do with the kids.  Sounds like you garden is doing well.

    Kathy, so glad you are making progress on getting the house ready to move into this weekend.

    Charlene, it was be a relief to know that you have those school chairs just about finished.

    Wendy hope you have a great day at work.

    Have a great day.


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    Donna
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    Good afternoon everyone. Raining on and off today which is good for the lawn and flowers. I am deciding whether or not I want to clean out a closet, it’s a big decision so I will really have to think on it some more :) Or I could take a nap since I didn’t sleep much last night….The brain is sure going to get a good workout.

    I hope everyone can accomplish what you have planned, if not just join me for a nap. That solves everything…not!!! :)

    Prayers for those in need.

     


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    albertagran
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    I had planned to make beet pickles today, but it is too hot so will wait for a cooler day.


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