Monthly Archives: July 2008

LESSONS LEARNED..

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WELL my 85 year old AUNTIE told me to pull those tomato plants
out of the pots and plant them in the ground. LET the roots
spread out. SO…. I decided to do just that. The plants were
growing but not blooming. I hope they grow now and produce
at least some tomatoes before the first frost. They have all
of AUGUST unless the MOLE gets them!!
Mole
He is still in residence even though I have tried just about
everything short of traps. I refuse to buy anything else to rid the
yard of him. SO I learned my lesson
well.. if you are gonna plant tomatoes you can start them in a
smaller container but you have to transfer them to a very LARGE
one or in the ground. No one told me…novice gardener here!
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When trying to get something done that requires help from the
city, go to the CITY MANAGER.. he then delegates it to someone
else. Getting a call from him or his office most times gets things
in motion a lot faster. It has worked in every case this year so
far.. EXCEPT the hornets nest. Well we can hope.. Confused
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When dealing with the doctors office make sure you are actually
talking to someone who knows what the heck is going on.
ASK who you are speaking to and if they are associated with the
doctor that you GO to.. not one of 10 in the office.  Took over 10 minutes of
shuffling from one to another to get to the nurse who worked with
the doctor I see. Geeez  Eye-rolling
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Sun   Sun   Sun   Sun   Sun   Sun   Sun   Sun   Sun   Sun   Sun   Sun   Sun   Sun
Still hot and humid here and NO RAIN…
Gas is sitting at 3.69!!!! AMAZING. I am wondering how long that lasts.
Milk went down some to 3.29 from 3.69 if not on sale.
Watermelons are back to 3.99 but tomatoes here are SKY HIGH Surprised
I bet we don’t see any at the roadside stands until SEPT. (No kidding!)
 
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A  GREAT DAY!! 
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LESSONS LEARNED…

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WELL my 85 year old AUNTIE told me to pull those tomato plants
out of the pots and plant them in the ground. LET the roots
spread out. SO…. I decided to do just that. The plants were
growing but not blooming. I hope they grow now and produce
at least some tomatoes before the first frost. They have all
of AUGUST unless the MOLE gets them!!
Mole
He is still in residence even though I have tried just about
everything short of traps. I refuse to buy anything else to rid the
yard of him. SO I learned my lesson
well.. if you are gonna plant tomatoes you can start them in a
smaller container but you have to transfer them to a very LARGE
one or in the ground. No one told me…novice gardener here!
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When trying to get something done that requires help from the
city, go to the CITY MANAGER.. he then delegates it to someone
else. Getting a call from him or his office most times gets things
in motion a lot faster. It has worked in every case this year so
far.. EXCEPT the hornets nest. Well we can hope.. Confused
***************************************************************************************
When dealing with the doctors office make sure you are actually
talking to someone who knows what the heck is going on.
ASK who you are speaking to and if they are associated with the
doctor that you GO to.. not one of 10 in the office.  Took over 10 minutes of
shuffling from one to another to get to the nurse who worked with
the doctor I see. Geeez  Eye-rolling
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Sun   Sun   Sun   Sun   Sun   Sun   Sun   Sun   Sun   Sun   Sun        
Still hot and humid here and NO RAIN…
Gas is sitting at 3.69!!!! AMAZING. I am wondering how long that lasts.
Milk went down some to 3.29 from 3.69 if not on sale.
Watermelons are back to 3.99 but tomatoes here are SKY HIGH Surprised
I bet we don’t see any at the roadside stands until SEPT. (No kidding!)
 
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A  GREAT DAY!! 

NEWS UPDATES

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HELL HOUSE had a looker today. An actual realtor came with a
person to look the house over. What a shock, as they have not even
come near that house since it was gutted out. I made sure that the
woman KNEW about the HORNETS nest. She was shocked at the
size of it. I AM SURE she did not appreciate me telling her when
there was a potential buyer present .. but what the heck.. NO
one got back to us about if or what they intend to do about it.
They sure weren’t over there long either. Not much to see. A person
will have to do a lot of remodeling and clean up and updating
there to have it habital again.  A whole lot to consider at nearly $30,000.
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YOSEMITE 
photo by Robert Durell / Los Angeles Times
Above photo is of the smoke and haze in another area
of the park.
YOSEMITE is still in danger.. That fire is so large now and is
burning in an odd way. Going in all directions at once.
I woud think that would be even more dangerous than most fires
are. In speaking to relatives of mine in the valley below, they
report smoke and haze on some days worse than others.
They are grateful that there is little wind to whip this fire
in to a more populated area.
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QUAKE IN LA.
R U SERIOUS BOB has a great blog entry about how he faired
in the 5.4 quake in LA on Tuesday. I hope that the people there
are more on guard now that they have been re-acquainted with
the power the quakes really have.  Having rode out the SFO quake
that was in 1989 of 6.9. I know that it was a pretty good shaker.
The aftershocks are also so alarming. they keep you un easy for
hours and days waiting for another larger quake. Hope things
calm down soon.
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THREE H DAY here yesterday and will be again today..
HOT Sun   HUMID  Sun   HAZY  Sun
 
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY

NEWS UPDATES…

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HELL HOUSE had a looker today. An actual realtor came with a
person to look the house over. What a shock, as they have not even
come near that house since it was gutted out. I made sure that the
woman KNEW about the HORNETS nest. She was shocked at the
size of it. I AM SURE she did not appreciate me telling her when
there was a potential buyer present .. but what the heck.. NO
one got back to us about if or what they intend to do about it.
They sure weren’t over there long either. Not much to see. A person
will have to do a lot of remodeling and clean up and updating
there to have it habital again.  A whole lot to consider at nearly $30,000.
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YOSEMITE 
photo by Robert Durell / Los Angeles Times
Above photo is of the smoke and haze in another area
of the park.
YOSEMITE is still in danger.. That fire is so large now and is
burning in an odd way. Going in all directions at once.
I woud think that would be even more dangerous than most fires
are. In speaking to relatives of mine in the valley below, they
report smoke and haze on some days worse than others.
They are grateful that there is little wind to whip this fire
in to a more populated area.
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QUAKE IN LA.
R U SERIOUS BOB has a great blog entry about how he faired
in the 5.4 quake in LA on Tuesday. I hope that the people there
are more on guard now that they have been re-acquainted with
the power the quakes really have.  Having rode out the SFO quake
that was in 1989 of 6.9. I know that it was a pretty good shaker.
The aftershocks are also so alarming. they keep you un easy for
hours and days waiting for another larger quake. Hope things
calm down soon.
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THREE H DAY here yesterday and will be again today..
HOT Sun   HUMID  Sun   HAZY  Sun
 

WATCHING CLOUDS

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watching-the-clouds
 
Remembering when I used to be small and lay on my back
in the yard and watch the clouds go by and try to find
what pictures they made in the sky. Those were innocent times
when we didn’t have the worries that kids have today.
We could ride our bikes and be gone half of the day
and still come home for supper without a parent having
to worry about us getting kidnapped or worse. 
 
I still love to look at the way the clouds form and
the sunsets and sunrises that God paints in the sky.
A wise old woman in her 90’s once told me that
GOD’S paintings were magical and if I saw a picture in
the clouds it was good luck for me. That was years ago, and
I still believe it…somehow..Smile 
 
I have taken pictures since I could hold a camera steady..
My first real camera was a Kodak 110 instamatic with those cubes for
flashblulbs. Mom owned a Brownie Starflex camera and I hated to
use it as it require a lot of winding and special bulbs for flash.
camera
Remember those?? Thinking
Taking pictures of sunsets and clouds were much more fun with color film.
One of my many jobs at home is to close the  windows on
the porch at night, and sometimes I go out and just watch
the sunset and see what forms in the sky.
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The most beautiful clouds I ever saw, I think, were the first time
I saw them from a 707 American Airliner flying to California
I was 15 years old. I was amazed and just awestruck over
how light and fluffy they hung in the sky and how we could
fly through and over them so easily.
clouds2
The white pillows of clouds were like a giant white down comforter spread out
for miles and miles below us. It is something that you will always
remember when you first experience it. 
There are storm clouds,wall clouds and clouds that roll
and churn in the sky just before a twister comes down.
I have seen all those.. but the clouds that form that are
white and fluffy on a blue sky background, those are the most
enjoyable to me.
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HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY!!   
 

WATCHING CLOUDS…

Standard

watching-the-clouds
 
Remembering when I used to be small and lay on my back
in the yard and watch the clouds go by and try to find
what pictures they made in the sky. Those were innocent times
when we didn’t have the worries that kids have today.
We could ride our bikes and be gone half of the day
and still come home for supper without a parent having
to worry about us getting kidnapped or worse. 
 
I still love to look at the way the clouds form and
the sunsets and sunrises that God paints in the sky.
A wise old woman in her 90’s once told me that
GOD’S paintings were magical and if I saw a picture in
the clouds it was good luck for me. That was years ago, and
I still believe it…somehow..Smile 
 
I have taken pictures since I could hold a camera steady..
My first real camera was a Kodak 110 instamatic with those cubes for
flashblulbs. Mom owned a Brownie Starflex camera and I hated to
use it as it require a lot of winding and special bulbs for flash.
camera
Remember those?? Thinking
Taking pictures of sunsets and clouds were much more fun with color film.
One of my many jobs at home is to close the  windows on
the porch at night, and sometimes I go out and just watch
the sunset and see what forms in the sky.
100_8680
The most beautiful clouds I ever saw, I think, were the first time
I saw them from a 707 American Airliner flying to California
I was 15 years old. I was amazed and just awestruck over
how light and fluffy they hung in the sky and how we could
fly through and over them so easily.
clouds2
The white pillows of clouds were like a giant white down comforter spread out
for miles and miles below us. It is something that you will always
remember when you first experience it. 
There are storm clouds,wall clouds and clouds that roll
and churn in the sky just before a twister comes down.
I have seen all those.. but the clouds that form that are
white and fluffy on a blue sky background, those are the most
enjoyable to me.
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HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY!!   

THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS

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After hearing about the church shooting on the news I felt so for all those people
at the church and their families. The children who witnessed the entire thing whose
lives have been changed forever. I am keeping them close in my thoughts today.
It is a sad world we live in today when you are not safe anywhere…not even in
GOD’s HOUSE.  I also pray for the man who did this as he must be mentally unbalanced
and not really realize what he did.  SAD INDEED.