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Monday, July 18, 2022 1:09 AM

BRENDA


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Originally posted by SIGNYM:
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Just a Sunday around me.


Have a good one.


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It was an okay Sunday. Nothing special which suits me fine.

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Monday, July 18, 2022 1:11 AM

BRENDA


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Originally posted by SIGNYM:
Hih.
I discovered a beehive in our wood hutch. Need to call a beekeeper for removal. Fortunately, they seem pretty mellow.

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I hope when the bee keeper comes they stay mellow. Good thing you found them though.

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Monday, July 18, 2022 7:16 AM

SIGNYM

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How're you doing, SIX?

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Monday, July 18, 2022 7:19 AM

SIGNYM

I believe in solving problems, not sharing them.


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Originally posted by Brenda:
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Originally posted by SIGNYM:
Hih.
I discovered a beehive in our wood hutch. Need to call a beekeeper for removal. Fortunately, they seem pretty mellow.

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I hope when the bee keeper comes they stay mellow. Good thing you found them though.

one of the beekeepers that I called showed up and watched them going in and out of thei hive very workmanlike, totally ignoring him, and he said "Oh I want these guys" bc they're not Africanized and he keeps bees.

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Monday, July 18, 2022 8:25 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK


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How're you doing, SIX?



Meh.

Pretty much back to normal. Lost all my thunder though.

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Monday, July 18, 2022 1:02 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by SIGNYM:
Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Quote:

Originally posted by SIGNYM:
Hih.
I discovered a beehive in our wood hutch. Need to call a beekeeper for removal. Fortunately, they seem pretty mellow.

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Pity would be no more,
If we did not MAKE someone poor - William Blake




I hope when the bee keeper comes they stay mellow. Good thing you found them though.

one of the beekeepers that I called showed up and watched them going in and out of thei hive very workmanlike, totally ignoring him, and he said "Oh I want these guys" bc they're not Africanized and he keeps bees.

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Pity would be no more,
If we did not MAKE someone poor - William Blake




That's great SIG. I hope the move goes smooth.

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Monday, July 18, 2022 1:04 PM

BRENDA


Soggy Monday where I am. But got a couple of small things to do then hopefully a little bit of vacuuming when I get back in.

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Monday, July 18, 2022 4:27 PM

BRENDA


No vacuuming today.

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Monday, July 18, 2022 7:44 PM

SIGNYM

I believe in solving problems, not sharing them.


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Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
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Originally posted by SIGNYM:
How're you doing, SIX?



Meh.

Pretty much back to normal. Lost all my thunder though.

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You'll get it back, Im sure of it. Just have patience for a week or so.

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Monday, July 18, 2022 8:38 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


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Originally posted by SIGNYM:
How're you doing, SIX?



Meh.

Pretty much back to normal. Lost all my thunder though.

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Falsus in unum, falsus in omnibus

You'll get it back, Im sure of it. Just have patience for a week or so.



Patience... Wouldn't that have been nice....

I tweaked my back today.

:(

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Monday, July 18, 2022 10:27 PM

SIGNYM

I believe in solving problems, not sharing them.



Quote:

Originally posted by SIGNYM:
How're you doing, SIX?

SIX: Meh.
Pretty much back to normal. Lost all my thunder though.

SIGNY: You'll get it back, Im sure of it. Just have patience for a week or so.

SIX: Patience... Wouldn't that have been nice....
I tweaked my back today.

:(

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Oh no!

Now you'll need MORE patience! Well, maybe a tweaked back will force you -FORCE you, I say! - to take time to heal from your illness.

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Monday, July 18, 2022 11:05 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


It was such a promising summer too.

Oh well. I'm done with the heat too.

I guess we can just bring on November 8th now.



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Tuesday, July 19, 2022 1:21 PM

BRENDA


Nice, bright day for my walk. Need a couple of things.

Massive storms rolled through Southern Alberta and into Saskatchewan yesterday. Tornado touched down near my dad's hometown of Medicine Hat. Some homes lost but no one was killed thank goodness.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2022 4:43 PM

BRENDA


Back from my walk and vacuumed the kitchen. Didn't do anything more as I didn't feel like fighting with an extension cord.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2022 1:17 PM

BRENDA


Out for my walk soon. Need some veg.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2022 4:48 PM

BRENDA


Found something on Twitter last night that is not pleasant news for those of us who are fans of "Shetland". But it seems the actor who plays DI Perez will be leaving the show during its 7th Series.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2022 4:49 PM

BRENDA


Walk in and fresh peas for supper tonight.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2022 7:48 PM

SIGNYM

I believe in solving problems, not sharing them.


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Originally posted by Brenda:
Found something on Twitter last night that is not pleasant news for those of us who are fans of "Shetland". But it seems the actor who plays DI Perez will be leaving the show during its 7th Series.

Seriously??? His character is the only reason to watch bc it's so unusual.

I do like Tosh, but she's not enough to carry the show

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Wednesday, July 20, 2022 7:51 PM

SIGNYM

I believe in solving problems, not sharing them.


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Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
It was such a promising summer too.

Oh well. I'm done with the heat too.

I guess we can just bring on November 8th now.



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Falsus in unum, falsus in omnibus

Don't let this minor speed bump derail you, SIX. You'll feel better in a week, and there will be plenty of cooler days to exercise your good spirit.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2022 7:55 PM

SIGNYM

I believe in solving problems, not sharing them.


Been way too busy to do much but lurk. I'll still be lurking and posting every few days so I'll be reading, but don't worry about me if I don't post for a day or two or maybe even three.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2022 11:44 PM

BRENDA


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Originally posted by SignyM:
Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Found something on Twitter last night that is not pleasant news for those of us who are fans of "Shetland". But it seems the actor who plays DI Perez will be leaving the show during its 7th Series.

Seriously??? His character is the only reason to watch bc it's so unusual.

I do like Tosh, but she's not enough to carry the show

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Pity would be no more,
If we did not MAKE someone poor - William Blake




Apparently that bit of news got released before it should have. The actor Doug Henshall said he'll have more to say. Just have to keep my eyes open.

I liked the show because it was unusual in general.

I like Tosh as well but no not her or any of the other characters can carry show.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2022 11:45 PM

BRENDA


I, myself am off to mah jong in the morning.

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Thursday, July 21, 2022 5:07 PM

BRENDA


Back from mah jong and no luck today. Oh well.

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Thursday, July 21, 2022 7:12 PM

SIGNYM

I believe in solving problems, not sharing them.


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Originally posted by Brenda:
Back from mah jong and no luck today. Oh well.



Well, better luck next time!


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Friday, July 22, 2022 12:58 PM

BRENDA


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Originally posted by SignyM:
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Originally posted by Brenda:
Back from mah jong and no luck today. Oh well.



Well, better luck next time!


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Yup, you just never know in that game.

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Friday, July 22, 2022 12:58 PM

BRENDA


Out for my walk on a cloudy morning. Things to do and people to see.

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Friday, July 22, 2022 5:13 PM

BRENDA


Back from my walk and lots of clouds though the sun is trying to break through.

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Friday, July 22, 2022 8:16 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


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Originally posted by SignyM:
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Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
It was such a promising summer too.

Oh well. I'm done with the heat too.

I guess we can just bring on November 8th now.



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Falsus in unum, falsus in omnibus

Don't let this minor speed bump derail you, SIX. You'll feel better in a week, and there will be plenty of cooler days to exercise your good spirit.

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Pity would be no more,
If we did not MAKE someone poor - William Blake





Cool days would be nice. We've had 2 days below 80 since June 1st, and half of them have been 90 or more. This is extremely rare around these parts. Strangest thing of all is that we don't have drought at the same time. The rain is spread out more than most people's grass appreciates, but we've gotten hit with some big storms that just won't cool anything off after they fall.

At least the energy bill is cheap. I really do feel like an ass for not having A/C in this house for so many years. This is the first year that it's gotten a real test and that single window A/C unit keeps my entire house dry and cool.

I don't even bother using a fan upstairs to try pushing it down anymore. I don't need it. And I don't even bother ever changing the temp on it either. I leave it in ECO mode on 68 degrees and it just shuts on and off when it needs too and it's perfectly comfortable in here no matter how hot and humid it is outside.

And my bill that came in yesterday was still $145 cheaper than my worst winter bill this year was... and winter was pretty uncomfortably cold because of Biden*'s high natural gas prices.

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Saturday, July 23, 2022 1:11 PM

BRENDA


Laundry day for me then a walk in the sunshine.

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Saturday, July 23, 2022 3:06 PM

SIGNYM

I believe in solving problems, not sharing them.


Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Laundry day for me then a walk in the sunshine.

The weather has cooled down to low 80s, so this AM was my day to dig, hoe,and rake weeds from the veggie garden and check up on how things are growing.

I have a volunteer cherry tomato that I've already harvested a few tomatoes from. My Early Girl tomatoes are doing their usual spectacular selves, and already have some good-sized tomatoes on them. My started tomato seedlings (three different varieties)are finding their roots and growing well, although it will be at least a month until they start setting tomatoes. Well, that's what comes from late planting, I guess!

The nursery red and green bell peppers have some peppers set, my own started seedlings are still finding their roots but have at least survived their traumatic transplant.

The nursery watermelons are scrambling all over and I see a few very tiny watermelons, altho typically (in my yard, anyway) many of them fall off. SOMEthing ate my muskmelon seedlings down to the nubs. I have to give up on them this year bc it's too late to replant seeds, I think. I've already harvested nursery zucchini, altho it's not bearing as well as usual. This WOULD be the year I only planted four instead of six!

The okra is FINALLY growing another set of leaves, altho one set got eaten own tothe nubbs. Fortunately I have a pot of healthy spares.

Basil and parsley are going great guns, I've made a few Italian and Thai dishes with the basil already, and chopped parsley is up on the menu this week.

And it be rainin' avocados over here! I'm giving them away to neighbors and friends, but I'm also going to try making and freezing guacamole. I wish I could send some to you guys, they're SOOOO expensive this year! The Haas avocado, tho, has developed a good case of persea mites. Usually I buy and distribute predatory mites in spring, but I was recovering from surgery and then went thru radiation treatment, so I didn't get achance. I was hoping that the weather would cooperate and help the tree escape mites, but the weather has turned warm and humid .... very mite-friendly... so the best I can do at this point is hose off the leaves and hope to knock some of them down and drown them. So that's it for the veggies!

Also, today ... vacuuming. The house is filthy.



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If we did not MAKE someone poor - William Blake


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Saturday, July 23, 2022 5:32 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by SIGNYM:
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Originally posted by Brenda:
Laundry day for me then a walk in the sunshine.

The weather has cooled down to low 80s, so this AM was my day to dig, hoe,and rake weeds from the veggie garden and check up on how things are growing.

I have a volunteer cherry tomato that I've already harvested a few tomatoes from. My Early Girl tomatoes are doing their usual spectacular selves, and already have some good-sized tomatoes on them. My started tomato seedlings (three different varieties)are finding their roots and growing well, although it will be at least a month until they start setting tomatoes. Well, that's what comes from late planting, I guess!

The nursery red and green bell peppers have some peppers set, my own started seedlings are still finding their roots but have at least survived their traumatic transplant.

The nursery watermelons are scrambling all over and I see a few very tiny watermelons, altho typically (in my yard, anyway) many of them fall off. SOMEthing ate my muskmelon seedlings down to the nubs. I have to give up on them this year bc it's too late to replant seeds, I think. I've already harvested nursery zucchini, altho it's not bearing as well as usual. This WOULD be the year I only planted four instead of six!

The okra is FINALLY growing another set of leaves, altho one set got eaten own tothe nubbs. Fortunately I have a pot of healthy spares.

Basil and parsley are going great guns, I've made a few Italian and Thai dishes with the basil already, and chopped parsley is up on the menu this week.

And it be rainin' avocados over here! I'm giving them away to neighbors and friends, but I'm also going to try making and freezing guacamole. I wish I could send some to you guys, they're SOOOO expensive this year! The Haas avocado, tho, has developed a good case of persea mites. Usually I buy and distribute predatory mites in spring, but I was recovering from surgery and then went thru radiation treatment, so I didn't get achance. I was hoping that the weather would cooperate and help the tree escape mites, but the weather has turned warm and humid .... very mite-friendly... so the best I can do at this point is hose off the leaves and hope to knock some of them down and drown them. So that's it for the veggies!

Also, today ... vacuuming. The house is filthy.



-----------
Pity would be no more,
If we did not MAKE someone poor - William Blake




My corner of BC is going to be heating up more by the middle of next week. Weather people talking the 30sC which is the 90sF. So warnings are starting to go out about keeping cool and what to do.

Got my laundry done and the new machines work very well. But they do have a glitch already. They are suppose to take $1 coins but don't. It's a good thing that I keep a pile of quarters around for laundry.

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Saturday, July 23, 2022 5:33 PM

BRENDA


Got to the library on my walk and returned a movie. Also paid a bill that I was going to yesterday but the bank had a massive problem and had to close.

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Saturday, July 23, 2022 9:02 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Quote:

Originally posted by SIGNYM:
Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Laundry day for me then a walk in the sunshine.

The weather has cooled down to low 80s, so this AM was my day to dig, hoe,and rake weeds from the veggie garden and check up on how things are growing.

I have a volunteer cherry tomato that I've already harvested a few tomatoes from. My Early Girl tomatoes are doing their usual spectacular selves, and already have some good-sized tomatoes on them. My started tomato seedlings (three different varieties)are finding their roots and growing well, although it will be at least a month until they start setting tomatoes. Well, that's what comes from late planting, I guess!

The nursery red and green bell peppers have some peppers set, my own started seedlings are still finding their roots but have at least survived their traumatic transplant.

The nursery watermelons are scrambling all over and I see a few very tiny watermelons, altho typically (in my yard, anyway) many of them fall off. SOMEthing ate my muskmelon seedlings down to the nubs. I have to give up on them this year bc it's too late to replant seeds, I think. I've already harvested nursery zucchini, altho it's not bearing as well as usual. This WOULD be the year I only planted four instead of six!

The okra is FINALLY growing another set of leaves, altho one set got eaten own tothe nubbs. Fortunately I have a pot of healthy spares.

Basil and parsley are going great guns, I've made a few Italian and Thai dishes with the basil already, and chopped parsley is up on the menu this week.

And it be rainin' avocados over here! I'm giving them away to neighbors and friends, but I'm also going to try making and freezing guacamole. I wish I could send some to you guys, they're SOOOO expensive this year! The Haas avocado, tho, has developed a good case of persea mites. Usually I buy and distribute predatory mites in spring, but I was recovering from surgery and then went thru radiation treatment, so I didn't get achance. I was hoping that the weather would cooperate and help the tree escape mites, but the weather has turned warm and humid .... very mite-friendly... so the best I can do at this point is hose off the leaves and hope to knock some of them down and drown them. So that's it for the veggies!

Also, today ... vacuuming. The house is filthy.



-----------
Pity would be no more,
If we did not MAKE someone poor - William Blake




My corner of BC is going to be heating up more by the middle of next week. Weather people talking the 30sC which is the 90sF. So warnings are starting to go out about keeping cool and what to do.

Got my laundry done and the new machines work very well. But they do have a glitch already. They are suppose to take $1 coins but don't. It's a good thing that I keep a pile of quarters around for laundry.



At least they still take coins.

I bet it won't be long before they only start taking credit cards or using an app on your phone to pay. I'm sure a lot of them do that already.

Fortunately for you, Brenda, they're probably unlikely to spend a bunch of money on new ones again any time soon, so hopefully you don't have to worry much about that inevitability.

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Saturday, July 23, 2022 10:07 PM

SIGNYM

I believe in solving problems, not sharing them.


Well, hubby was sleeping in the living room so I couldn't vacuum there, but I did the back half of the house. I have a HEPA canister vacuum with a huge suction and a long wand with an upholstery brush, so when I say I vacuumed, I vacuumed. Crown molding, baseboards, under furniture, along the wall, screens, windowsills, cords on the floor, even furniture.

I'm a lot happier with the back half of the house now! Tomorrow I finish the job.


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Saturday, July 23, 2022 10:10 PM

SIGNYM

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Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Laundry day for me then a walk in the sunshine
...

My corner of BC is going to be heating up more by the middle of next week. Weather people talking the 30sC which is the 90sF. So warnings are starting to go out about keeping cool and what to do.

Got my laundry done and the new machines work very well. But they do have a glitch already. They are suppose to take $1 coins but don't. It's a good thing that I keep a pile of quarters around for laundry.
[

SUX: At least they still take coins.

I bet it won't be long before they only start taking credit cards or using an app on your phone to pay. I'm sure a lot of them do that already.

Fortunately for you, Brenda, they're probably unlikely to spend a bunch of money on new ones again any time soon, so hopefully you don't have to worry much about that inevitability.

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No kidding. I had to foray into downtown LA and wound up in a metered parking lot that only accepted credit cards. If I didn't have one I'd still be there today...

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Saturday, July 23, 2022 10:34 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


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Originally posted by SignyM:
No kidding. I had to foray into downtown LA and wound up in a metered parking lot that only accepted credit cards. If I didn't have one I'd still be there today...



It's just one more reason I don't go out much anymore.

I see hope in today's youth though, as they turn into adults. I'm seeing a lot of them ditching smartphones and making videos about going back to older tech and how much it has improved their personal lives despite the inconveniences of living without things that a lot of them just grew up with.

I hope it's more than just a blip of a trend. We're kind of losing our humanity here.

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Sunday, July 24, 2022 1:27 AM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Quote:

Originally posted by SIGNYM:
Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Laundry day for me then a walk in the sunshine.

The weather has cooled down to low 80s, so this AM was my day to dig, hoe,and rake weeds from the veggie garden and check up on how things are growing.

I have a volunteer cherry tomato that I've already harvested a few tomatoes from. My Early Girl tomatoes are doing their usual spectacular selves, and already have some good-sized tomatoes on them. My started tomato seedlings (three different varieties)are finding their roots and growing well, although it will be at least a month until they start setting tomatoes. Well, that's what comes from late planting, I guess!

The nursery red and green bell peppers have some peppers set, my own started seedlings are still finding their roots but have at least survived their traumatic transplant.

The nursery watermelons are scrambling all over and I see a few very tiny watermelons, altho typically (in my yard, anyway) many of them fall off. SOMEthing ate my muskmelon seedlings down to the nubs. I have to give up on them this year bc it's too late to replant seeds, I think. I've already harvested nursery zucchini, altho it's not bearing as well as usual. This WOULD be the year I only planted four instead of six!

The okra is FINALLY growing another set of leaves, altho one set got eaten own tothe nubbs. Fortunately I have a pot of healthy spares.

Basil and parsley are going great guns, I've made a few Italian and Thai dishes with the basil already, and chopped parsley is up on the menu this week.

And it be rainin' avocados over here! I'm giving them away to neighbors and friends, but I'm also going to try making and freezing guacamole. I wish I could send some to you guys, they're SOOOO expensive this year! The Haas avocado, tho, has developed a good case of persea mites. Usually I buy and distribute predatory mites in spring, but I was recovering from surgery and then went thru radiation treatment, so I didn't get achance. I was hoping that the weather would cooperate and help the tree escape mites, but the weather has turned warm and humid .... very mite-friendly... so the best I can do at this point is hose off the leaves and hope to knock some of them down and drown them. So that's it for the veggies!

Also, today ... vacuuming. The house is filthy.



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My corner of BC is going to be heating up more by the middle of next week. Weather people talking the 30sC which is the 90sF. So warnings are starting to go out about keeping cool and what to do.

Got my laundry done and the new machines work very well. But they do have a glitch already. They are suppose to take $1 coins but don't. It's a good thing that I keep a pile of quarters around for laundry.



At least they still take coins.

I bet it won't be long before they only start taking credit cards or using an app on your phone to pay. I'm sure a lot of them do that already.

Fortunately for you, Brenda, they're probably unlikely to spend a bunch of money on new ones again any time soon, so hopefully you don't have to worry much about that inevitability.

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I doubt they will.

These are good as they tell you how much time is left for washing or drying.

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Sunday, July 24, 2022 1:52 PM

BRENDA


Sunday, Sunday.

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Sunday, July 24, 2022 5:51 PM

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Originally posted by Brenda:
Sunday, Sunday.

. For me, I have regular Sunday chores: watering all the potted plants, indoors and out,and sorting the mail.

I also fixed something that has been bugging me for almost a year. Back then, I transplanted my office plant which is about 6' tall, into a bigger pot. But instead of thriving it acted like it was still in a small pot. I suspected a big air bubble underneath, so I finally grabbed the hand truck (had to fill the tires first) and took the plant outside. Then I settled the dirt using a slowly flowing hose, jamming n
it into the pot and jiggling the pot. And the indeed a big air bubble blooped up and a quart of dirt settled down. So I just added more potting soil to the top and rewatered it. I'm letting it drain b4 taking it back inside.

Vacuuming the living room and dining room now. Not exactly a spring cleaning, but not just routine either.

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Sunday, July 24, 2022 7:29 PM

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As I've said SIG. Sunday is the one day I let myself do basically nothing all day.


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Sunday, July 24, 2022 7:46 PM

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As I've said SIG. Sunday is the one day I let myself do basically nothing all day.


If I was more on top of things during the week, I wouldn't have to do anything on Sunday. So I'm just making up for my lack of diligence the rest of the week

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Sunday, July 24, 2022 8:40 PM

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I've slept for two days straight.

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Sunday, July 24, 2022 11:29 PM

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Quote:

Originally posted by SignyM:
Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
As I've said SIG. Sunday is the one day I let myself do basically nothing all day.


If I was more on top of things during the week, I wouldn't have to do anything on Sunday. So I'm just making up for my lack of diligence the rest of the week

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Well, maybe your busy Sunday is a good thing. Saturday can be my day to make sure that I haven't forgotten anything during the week.

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Monday, July 25, 2022 11:54 AM

SIGNYM

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Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
I've slept for two days straight.

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Is that unusual for you?
I would imagine you're still recovering from that serious bout of waterborne infection that you had. You have to still rebuild your gut lining and all, and that takes energy.

Plus, you're amazingly productive, inventive and motivated when you're "on" but it seems to me that you can get knocked off track by winter, by setbacks (such as illness or bad weather), and a kind of letdown when you complete a project. That makes it a little hard to tell whether you're suffering from a physical illness or a mental letdown. I do worry that that watermain break might have exposed you to something a little more complicated than bacteria. You said, for example, that the ditch across the street was home to muskrats. It might also be home to any number of waterborne parasites like giardia or cryptosporidia. So, if you can, see if you can differentiate between PHYSICAL lack of energy and just lack of drive. It can be hard because one feels much like the other.

I hope that you recover soon and are feeling better, SIX. But, yanno, you don't have to be monstrously productive all the time. Maybe set yourself a small project that doesn't take too much physical or mental energy, and see how you do with that?

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Monday, July 25, 2022 12:05 PM

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BRENDA: As I've said SIG. Sunday is the one day I let myself do basically nothing all day.

SIGNY: If I was more on top of things during the week, I wouldn't have to do anything on Sunday. So I'm just making up for my lack of diligence the rest of the week

BRENDA: Well, maybe your busy Sunday is a good thing. Saturday can be my day to make sure that I haven't forgotten anything during the week.

Ah, in my case, it's not an issue of forgetting. I use the stickies in my diary to keep me on track with three times a week/ weekly/ twice a month/ monthly/ quarterly chores, a calendar for all those appointments(!) and I have a ginormous list of "things to do" on a "time available" basis. The problem is, I have way more things to do than I have time or (more importantly) energy. I can only put in so much work before I poop out.
Sigh.

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Monday, July 25, 2022 12:06 PM

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Physically, my gut isn't doing the best right now. Let's just say it's been an uncomfortable few weeks and leave it at that. I did some more barter work for somebody else last week, but I have been very irritable and I derived no pleasure from it. I was looking forward to the weekend so I could finally mow the lawn but it rained 2 days straight. Now that it's sunny and cool outside, I still haven't even been able to drag my ass outside to mow the lawn that desperately needs to be mowed, and to be honest I don't think it's going to happen today.

I feel like all sense of motivation is just gone right now. I usually feel a sense of guilt with that which eventually forces me out of this behavior, but I don't have that right now. I'm bored out of my skull but I still don't want to do anything. Even just vegging and watching YouTube videos is not enjoyable and I don't even have the slightest desire to immerse myself in some mindless video game time.

I've really been in a bad mood for weeks right now. This is out of character for me, even when compared to the normal lulls in my activity. I've hardly even talked on the phone with anybody recently because I really have nothing positive to say about anything at all and I don't want to bring other people down with my debby downer mood.

I dunno. One of these days I'll stop saying that tomorrow is another day and I'll actually get back on the horse.

Hopefully tomorrow.

At least my back tweak from early last week wasn't a really bad one and isn't bothering me anymore right now. Sometimes I can be suffering from those for weeks at a time.

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Monday, July 25, 2022 12:51 PM

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Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Physically, my gut isn't doing the best right now. Let's just say it's been an uncomfortable few weeks and leave it at that. I did some more barter work for somebody else last week, but I have been very irritable and I derived no pleasure from it. I was looking forward to the weekend so I could finally mow the lawn but it rained 2 days straight. Now that it's sunny and cool outside, I still haven't even been able to drag my ass outside to mow the lawn that desperately needs to be mowed, and to be honest I don't think it's going to happen today.

I feel like all sense of motivation is just gone right now. I usually feel a sense of guilt with that which eventually forces me out of this behavior, but I don't have that right now. I'm bored out of my skull but I still don't want to do anything. Even just vegging and watching YouTube videos is not enjoyable and I don't even have the slightest desire to immerse myself in some mindless video game time.

I've really been in a bad mood for weeks right now. This is out of character for me, even when compared to the normal lulls in my activity. I've hardly even talked on the phone with anybody recently because I really have nothing positive to say about anything at all and I don't want to bring other people down with my debby downer mood.

I dunno. One of these days I'll stop saying that tomorrow is another day and I'll actually get back on the horse.

Hopefully tomorrow.

At least my back tweak from early last week wasn't a really bad one and isn't bothering me anymore right now. Sometimes I can be suffering from those for weeks at a time.

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I wish there was some way to communicate offline bc I'd like to follow up in more detail. It does sound more physical than mental, tho, since you're experiencing irritability which is unusual for you. If it tracks back to the watermain incident, I would definitely try a follow up with a doctor. County Hospital and Public Health might be very interested in knowing what you had and where you got it, and if your county hospital is like ours, it's free.

If it goes bak futher than that... well, I would be looking for some sort of exposure to something. For example, if you were working with old CCA-treated wood and breathing a lot of sawdust, you may have been exposed to one of the toxic metals embedded in the wood. Or possibly a chronic nutritional deficiency caught up with you. I don't know, all I can do is guess and wring my hands a bit. I hope you track it down and feel better soon, SIX.

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Monday, July 25, 2022 1:12 PM

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Quote:

Originally posted by SIGNYM:
Quote:

BRENDA: As I've said SIG. Sunday is the one day I let myself do basically nothing all day.

SIGNY: If I was more on top of things during the week, I wouldn't have to do anything on Sunday. So I'm just making up for my lack of diligence the rest of the week

BRENDA: Well, maybe your busy Sunday is a good thing. Saturday can be my day to make sure that I haven't forgotten anything during the week.

Ah, in my case, it's not an issue of forgetting. I use the stickies in my diary to keep me on track with three times a week/ weekly/ twice a month/ monthly/ quarterly chores, a calendar for all those appointments(!) and I have a ginormous list of "things to do" on a "time available" basis. The problem is, I have way more things to do than I have time or (more importantly) energy. I can only put in so much work before I poop out.
Sigh.

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Ah, my issue can be forgetting. I do keep lists in a note book in my back pack and update it, then lists on the fridge for appointments more or less and sometimes I scribble things down on a calendar. Doesn't mean that I can't forget something along the line though.

I slowly started developing these "systems" for lack of a better word when my mum was still alive and I had to keep track of her appointments and such. So, they've just stuck with me.

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Monday, July 25, 2022 1:15 PM

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Out for my walk on another bright sunny day. Need a bit of groceries. Hoping when I get back to get a bit of dusting done after the dishes. So later peeps.

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Monday, July 25, 2022 2:04 PM

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I wish there was some way to communicate offline bc I'd like to follow up in more detail.

There is a way. Go to http://fireflyfans.net/profileshow.aspx?u=20928 and send 6ix a message using the function called "SEND ME A MESSAGE"

The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at https://www.mediafire.com/two

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