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Old 04-01-2011, 09:54 PM   #1
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I swear I am growing moss on all my sides

I live in a small town outside of Seattle, Washington. I love this area, I honestly do. I like the rain, most of the time. But come April I am sooooo tired of it. Take today for example. April 1---it RAINED all day today. ALL DAY!!! I am growing moss on myself! And I don't care what the old wives tales states, we have moss on our trees on the north, south, east and west sides of our trees. So if I get lost here I am SOL.

We have our old home for sale, and my wife is a wonderful gardener. That yard has a beautiful garden in it. However we are pretty occupied with our new home and our new garden, but we had set aside the last three days to whip that yard into shape in anticipation of a spring sale. We got a grand total of 4 hours yesterday. It rained on Wednesday, most of yesterday and we were going to finish it up today but it rained all day. So hopefully we can get a couple hours tomorrow or Sunday to finish....but I doubt it.

Normally I love the weather here, when the rest of the country is snowed in, we are a balmy (by comparison) mid 40's. I actually like the rain up here and our summers are awesome. But there are a couple months I just go bonkers So how is your weather these days?
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Normally I love the weather here, when the rest of the country is snowed in, we are a balmy (by comparison) mid 40's. I actually like the rain up here and our summers are awesome. But there are a couple months I just go bonkers So how is your weather these days?
It's okay here. Not snowed in, but overcast. A few weeks ago, though, one day there was enough rain to block the satellite TV signals. Most annoying.
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Old 04-01-2011, 10:05 PM   #3
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This is what I saw from the portal page...

I swear I am growing moss on all my...

So I just HAD to take a look at the rest of your post. .....

The weather in my area has been warm, then cool, now warm again. We got a few drops of rain the other day, but it's still very dry here. We really need some rain.
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Wellll - as a Willamette valley transplant as of last November I gotta say I'm toughing through. 100 degrees yesterday and today, was actually pretty uncomfortably warm night before last. More tan this winter by accident than in the Oregon summers.. SUNSHINE BAAAAABY!

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We had fabulous, perfect, sunny, 70'ish weather with blue skies throughout all of March...

....punctuated with occasional severe thunderstorms with tornados, baseball sized hail, 100 mph straight line winds with higher gusts, 5"/hour rain, flooding, you name it.

In other words, it's springtime!

Sorry to hear that you are feeling so soggy up there.
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We just had a rotten week (cold, overcast and rainy), but the weekend will be more pleasant (70s and sunny). DW and I just bought outdoors recliners and we'll be lounging in the sun tomorrow.
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SUNSHINE BAAAAABY!
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... it RAINED all day today. ALL DAY!!! I am growing moss on myself!
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So how is your weather these days?
Pretty much identical.

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Fantastic, unseasonal sunny and warm (several days in the 60's) for March, but April showers abound now.

The sun has just broken through, we're off for a curry in a few minutes, then a walk. We'll skip the hill walking today though

‎...beside the lake, beneath the trees, fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

And then my heart with pleasure fills, and dances with the daffodils
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It's been quite nice here the last few days with temps in the 40s but winter is not leaving without a fight. Winter storm watch today and tonight with 2 to 4 inches of snow in the forecast.
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The OP could move to SW PA, a pleasant 32 F this morning and snowing.
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If you makes you feel any better, I look forward to my December visits to Oregon for the mild, if wet weather, compared to the cold and snow of Michigan.
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SUNSHINE today!!! Woo-hoo! It is beautiful here today. The weather forecast said rain all day but it is great out there.

I'm walkin' on sunshine, woh-oh
I'm walkin' on sunshine, woh-oh
I'm walkin' on sunshine, woh-oh
And don't it feel good?
Hey, all right now
And don't it feel good?
Hey, yeah
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If you makes you feel any better, I look forward to my December visits to Oregon for the mild, if wet weather, compared to the cold and snow of Michigan.
When I first read this I thought it said "for the mold, if wet weather" and I thought wow, Michigan must be really bad in December if you look forward to mold!

Weather forecasts are suggesting we will hit 70 in Chicago tomorrow. So tired of being chilly all the time.
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This has been a wet and chilly spring in the Pacific NW. However, news reports from the rest of the continental 48 seem much worse.

Now, getting down to moss management... about this time Costco has a moss retardant product in inventory. It is GREAT. Husband would sprinkle it on the roof when we has prospects of a couple days without significant precip. The dew would be enough to disburse it and it was effective for several months (aka, buy enough for several applications over the year as Costco stocks it seasonally only). You don't want it close to plants you love but it is effective on driveways.

As you doubtless know our other curse is slugs, and sometimes snails. The sprinkled slug killer is fine unless you have pets (particularly dogs). Deadline is OK so long as it is dry (which means maybe three days if you are are lucky).

Oh, and pay attention to proper drainage and storm water.

The only thing worse than rain is ice, snow, hurricanes and tornadoes. Thank God for rain.
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Living in Missouri we get the best and worst of all the seasons,sometimes in a 24 hour period. I prefer the dry heat of the desert southwest with all the sunshine.
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I prefer the dry heat of the desert southwest with all the sunshine.
You need to be here through one summer with temperatures up near 120F, with no hint of a wisp of cloud, in order to decide if you can stand up to this "dry heat" and will not turn into jerky.

Of course, one can always compromise and go to Texas instead.

And by the way, the rendition of Rawhide by the "Blue Brothers" that I shared earlier is more popular on youtube with 2+millions views, compared to the original by Frankie Laine that was the theme of the TV show of the same name with only 130K+ views.

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For the first time in almost a month I'll be able to take the motorcycle out and put some miles on it. Wed and Thurs are forecast to be sunny with temps in the high 50s and mid 60s respectively.

I'll remember to not move to Seattle!
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