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Old 12-29-2008, 02:18 PM   #161
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Through the miracles of very dry air and calm, clear skies in Central Texas:

I woke up eight hours ago, and it was 23.

Now it's 71.
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Through the miracles of very dry air and calm, clear skies in Central Texas:
I woke up eight hours ago, and it was 23.
Now it's 71.

just kidding - enjoy it!
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Old 12-29-2008, 06:02 PM   #164
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Johnny's Selected Seeds. 6 more arrived today. I called them all last year and had my name removed in the name of saving trees. oh well.
I am finding that seeds by catalog are now too expensive for my taste. So I revert back to my local Agway farm store, right down the road. The seed variety is limited but most of the short season types are exactly right for my area.
I like to go through the catalogs and look at all of the flowers & veggies, to help me decide what I want to plant, and to help me pick out new plants that I haven't tried before. Most of the time I go to the local farm store and pick up my seed packets....they always sell them at a discounted price, and they have a HUGE variety to choose from!

I've been very pleased with the plants that I've gotten from Forest Farm....the shipping is little pricier than some, but the plants always arrive in excellent condition!

Yeah, I forgot about Johnny's...that one should be coming too!

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It'll help you separate the wheat from the chaff, so to speak.

Weather today was bright & sunny (again) and 48.....Nice for the end of December! And the flooding rivers are beginning to recede as well.
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Seed catalogs by mail are so 90s -- as in 1890. Wouldn't the online version make more sense?
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Seed catalogs by mail are so 90s -- as in 1890. Wouldn't the online version make more sense?
Yeah, I use the online versions too....but I can carry the paper versions with me to Florida, sit in the sun, sip iced tea, and peruse them...until a stray bikini distracts me.
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Seed catalogs by mail are so 90s -- as in 1890. Wouldn't the online version make more sense?
Not on a dial-up connection. All the pictures take forever to load. Besides, you can't bend down the corner of the screen to mark a page you want to come back to for another look.
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Several cousins live in Buffalo, NY. They take their snow seriously.

"Gary, how do you cope with seven feet of snow?"

"Climb out the 2nd floor window because the front door won't open."

With that much, I'd think you'd start thinking in terms of tunneling rather than shoveling.
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That is exactly what had to be at an Army post in Eastern Turkey that was located EAST of Moscow. Tunneled from about mid-October through November and they (the tunnels) remained until about April every year. Usual snowfall was in excess of 15 feet annually.
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Yeaaaaaaaaaaa........golf today! High 67 today and sunny. Might be a little wet which means cart path only, but that's ok. I need the extra exercise.
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Several cousins live in Buffalo, NY. They take their snow seriously.

"Gary, how do you cope with seven feet of snow?"

"Climb out the 2nd floor window because the front door won't open."

With that much, I'd think you'd start thinking in terms of tunneling rather than shoveling.
The "12th man" sign at Rich Stadium (Bullalo Bills) refers to the snow.
The Buffalo weather can be as good as having an extra man on the football field.
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The thing I miss about winter is snow days when you have an excuse to just stay in and read or watch movies . In Florida we rarely have bad weather so occasionally I declare it a snow day and just veg out .
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Umm, how do you classify "hurricane days" ?
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The Buffalo weather can be as good as having an extra man on the football field.
Didn't seem to help them on Sunday. That wind was ridiculous.
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Pack up & leave days !
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Well, we just beat yesterday in terms of intraday temperature swings. Woke up to 27, and now it's 78. That's a 51 degree swing in seven hours...
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Pack up & leave days !
It would not be a bad excuse to get an RV, though I think it quickly becomes a chore if I have to do it 2 or 3 times in just as many months.

Always wanting to move to PNW, I wonder how I would feel in the recent storm. I keep telling myself that the weather may be better out in the sound, compared to Seattle. Also, I thought that it would be a good time to stay home, curl up with a book and some rum coffee to stay warm.

Hah! Given that the local residents have been lamenting about their weather, what do I know?

We have not been up to our 2nd home in the AZ high country for 6 weeks. Weather cam shows 2-3 ft of snow. Weather Web site said lows of 5 deg F a few days ago. So, we are staying down here in Phoenix to stay warm (71 degF as I write this).
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Well, we just beat yesterday in terms of intraday temperature swings. Woke up to 27, and now it's 78. That's a 51 degree swing in seven hours...
That's extreme! I thought day/night temperature swings of 40-45 deg F at my 2nd home was high !!!
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Well, we just beat yesterday in terms of intraday temperature swings. Woke up to 27, and now it's 78. That's a 51 degree swing in seven hours...
Wow I don't think we get that temperature swing in 7 decades. Just doubled checked all time High in Honolulu is 96 all time low is 49 (brr) so only 47 degree swing.
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Wow I don't think we get that temperature swing in 7 decades. Just doubled checked all time High in Honolulu is 96 all time low is 49 (brr) so only 47 degree swing.
You miss all the cracking and popping that the frame of your house would make !
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