Time marches on. A new month, time for a new thread.
7:24 AM & still Dyson Dark.
Sun is rising in the east.
Going to install drawers & doors on ladies bathroom cabinets. A very nice upgrade. I refinished the face frames Friday.
Did some plowing in the garden yesterday. Soil was in very nice condition so it plowed beautifully.
Finish that job later this week.
Need to insulate the attic this week also. Keep that heat in. Should have done it last year, but winter came to early & hard so we couldn't get it done.
Also this week, I will start on the big kitchen project. Shouldn't take to long.
nice truck, Ric! good work so far on the GH. down here we don't have to worry about frost heave. LOL
Pretty leaves, Adina.
I only had 7 trick-or-treaters come by my house last night. That leaves a LOT of candy for me! LOL
We have a chance of rain again later today and tonight! HOORAY!
# Today: A mix of clouds and sun during the morning will give way to cloudy skies this afternoon. High 77F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.
# Tonight: Rain showers this evening, becoming a steady, soaking rain overnight with a few rumbles of thunder possible. Low 51F. Winds NE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70%. Rainfall near a half an inch.
Hope everyone had a great Halloween, we don't get any T or Ters and we have no candy, so Mau if you would like to donate to the poor and needy... lol
Adina I can't give her any money, my husband doesn't have a job and I don't make enough to pay the bills, if it weren't for unemployment benefits we'd be screwed. I'd rather put the dog down so I don't have to deal with her running loose, when one of her dogs gets out it will come over to my house and my cat can't go outside on her own property, plus it keeps me awake all night. Putting the dog down would be a win win situation for both of us, which she did give me permission to do.
Nice Mums by the way!
Ric nice truck! Looks like it was really taken care of! LOL on the cruise control, what would we do without it!
Didn't get rain here until late in the day and now it's been drizzling well into the night. A good soaking rain at least, I've only got 8.6 millimetres (0.34 inches) so far.
Interestingly enough, after all the warnings we've been getting about a strong monsoon and cyclone season this year, the first cyclone has shown up a few days before the official start to the season. Tropical Cyclone Anggrek is expected to get to a category 3 and then weaken. Unfortunately the Cocos Keeling Islands are close to its track. It's predicted to curve away from the mainland coast tomorrow and head back out into the Indian Ocean.
This is the current warning:
TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVICE NUMBER 18
Issued at 11:39 pm WST on Monday 1 November 2010
A Cyclone WARNING continues for people on the Cocos Keeling) Islands.
At 11:00 pm WST (9:30pm Cocos local time) Tropical Cyclone Anggrek, Category 2, was estimated to be 190 kilometres northeast of Cocos Island and moving south southeast at 10 kilometres per hour.
Tropical Cyclone Anggrek is expected to intensify during Tuesday as it moves southwards towards the Cocos Islands. Squalls on the islands will gradually get stronger with periods of gale force winds likely to develop during Tuesday.
With the cyclone expected to curve around towards the west on Tuesday it is likely to be close to Cocos for an extended period. If the cyclone passes close by VERY DESTRUCTIVE wind gusts will occur and tides are likely to rise above the normal high tide mark with DAMAGING WAVES and flooding of low lying areas.
Details of Tropical Cyclone Anggrek at 11:00 pm WST (9:30pm Cocos local time):
.Centre located near... 11.0 degrees South 98.1 degrees East
.Location accuracy... within 85 kilometres
.Recent movement... towards the south southeast at 10 kilometres per hour
.Wind gusts near centre... 130 kilometres per hour and INTENSIFYING
.Severity category... 2
.Central pressure... 987 hectoPascals
The Australian Federal Police advise that Red Alert Status is now in force.
It was a 10 day walk, so it's a long post with lots of photos. Great for a wet afternoon or evening when there's nothing else to do.
Cold, cloudy and just about miserable. High in the mid 50s with a decent breeze.
Had to clean windows today at work. We decorate windows for events and holidays and it was time to take the Halloween one down. Not an easy or fast process. Spray the window down, scrape the paint off, clean window again, then clean it with Dawn dish soap and water. If still cloudy looking clean again. lol. I had only 3 big windows to clean and it took several hours. If it had been nice out I would have done all the windows since they need it. lol
We got a thunderstorm last night around midnight when I was trying to go to sleep but so excited that the San Francisco Giants won the Championship I couldn't sleep, the last time they won was in 1954 when they were the New York Giants. Woo Hooo!!
Other than that, we haven't gotten any rain...yet...
40° with a high of 37°
Sun and clouds mixed. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.
Time Until Sunrise: 2 hrs 5 min Dyson Dark!
November, a time for change, literally, this Sunday we change the clocks back.
We had around 70 trick or treaters because a few towns didn't have their trick or treat night the same as ours. I barely had enough candy.
I had to take time off and go thru my pictures. I deleted a lot of blurry or almost identical ones and updated the e-drive. I've only had a digital camera since 2007. Luckily I had a lot of it already cleaned up, but I was ruthless in sorting again.
Bernie, love the sunrise thru the trees! Perfect for the new thread!!
Rusty, what a sad way to end up on Halloween :o(
Tropic, we worry about the first snow and ice and you worry about terrible winds. I'll have to catch up to the hiking pictures.
Marsue, be honest. There won't be any candy left and you will have to buy a new bag :o) I'll catch up to your link too!
Adina, lovely mums. Mine are blooming too, in the middle of the bed and I have to look in to see them. They didn't get moved this spring.
Pepper, there's nothing like clean windows, but that was a lot of work, especially having to clean the outsides.
Bernie, I began and end with you :o) You still have a lot of work to do!
We had the boys Saturday. They made this with Grandpa. I made them crouch so no one could see their underwear, LOL!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JUJU!!! Look at her, she's all grown up!
It rained almost all night I think, and so far it's been raining since I got up at 6:30, we need the good soaking and I don't care if it's raining on my birthday, I'm at work anyway. Now if it was over the weekend I might have to have a little discussion...
So I heard on the radio this morning that in either 2011 or 2012, the DJ couldn't remember, we're not going to be doing daylight savings time anymore, or daylight savings time is going to become standard time and we won't be changing the clocks. That's the first I've heard of it, has anyone else heard this, and is it an Arkansas thing or a National thing??
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CRISSY ---AND JUJU!
Bernie, when you said you got your plowing done, I had visions of you holding on to the handles of an old plow as it was being pulled by a mule! LOL My late DH used to tell stories about his granddad doing just that very thing.
BP: love the pic of the boys and their "city"!
Rusty, JuJu has grown up to be a beautiful dog.
Crissy, I haven't heard of daylight savings time going away or of permanently changing to DST but that doesn't mean it isn't going to happen. LOL Our resident encyclopedia(and I mean that in the nicest way), Ric, may know something about it.
It's been raining off and on all day! :o)))))) It is cooler, current temp is 52F.
Haven't heard that about daylight savings time. All I've heard is election results and very little of it local or state news. Just national. Oh well. My dad told me what I wanted to know so it's all good. lol.
Today the weather was very decent. Temps in the low 60s, sunny with a nice breeze.
Didn't do anything outside like I wanted since I had alot of housework to do but oh well. I really need to wash my truck. It's almost the same color as Ric's new truck now. LOL!!! The inside is really bad too. I meant to go to the carwash today but I had too many people behind me and wanted to get away from them so went home. lol
39° and clear. Feels like 32°
High of 49°
A mix of clouds and sun. High winds NNW at 20 to 30 mph.
Time Until Sunrise: 2 hrs 30 min. Dyson Dark.
Happy Birthday a day late Juju! You are beautiful!!
Chrissy, rain, just what I wished for for you :o) I myself wish they would just do away with DST. If you do it, don't we all have to? It's something that gets discussed, but never happens.
Marsue, ''resident encyclopdia'' is the biggest compliment! Bernie would tie with Ric and Darius is our female half of the book.
Bernie, I can just see your soil. It's my favorite childhood memory, looking out the upstairs window watching Dad plow up the less than an acre of garden. I still remember the black jelly color when it was fresh and moist. Black gumbo. Nothing prettier. Maybe that's why black is one of my favorite colors and always has been.
Pepper, I hear you on too many people around and just going home. I did housework yesterday too. Plus, DD and the boys delivered the pizzas we ordered thru the school. It started off being nice, then it got windier and windier. I was glad to be in dusting and vacuming :o)
Grocery day today. It's a satisfying trip, to fill the cupboards, that are pretty full now. I'm waiting on the Thanksgiving flour and sugar sales to finish up. I've been mentally baking bread, so it's going to happen one of these days.
27° Feels Like: 18°
Plentiful sunshine. High 46F. Winds NNW at 10 to 20 mph.
Time Until Sunrise: 2 hrs 1 min
Still Dyson Dark even tho I slept in.
Celia, I love to bring in a fresh branch and let them get goofy! I even have a baggie of the stuff, all rolled up :o) It's hard to take your eyes off a sky like that!
Chrissy, I'm glad you got the rain. It does get depressing, and scary, when there's a burn ban. LOL over everyone burning. Yep, been there.
Thanks Ric,. I hope Mau makes it back soon. We'll miss her!
Pepper, I go no-where now without a coat and I know you won't laugh, but I could have used thermals the other day. Why is it when people loose weight, their legs are the only thing to get skinny?
It was windy and chilly yesterday, but a good day for working out. Since the cat jumped the fence we had up, we doubled it. Now they can go out again. This is the first time in seven years that they have actually been able to step in the grass. I'd love to let them out to roam, but roaming cats end up dead. I got the tomatoe cages out of the garden and dug the glads and 4 O'clock roots to store inside. I let the callas go. No room :o(
Ok, I have just reminded myself why I don't go out looking at cars until I'm ready to buy one. I went to a Honda dealership just to drive through the lot and see if they had a manual transmission Civic, well that didn't work, now these people are calling me telling me about every stupid Civic they have on their lot, plus the dude who runs the credits just called and left me a vm. gggrrrr Talk about high pressured sales, sheesh!!
Welcome, Crystal! I had no idea you were a member here at Dave's. We are glad to have you here on the weather forum!
Ric was correct--I did have some problems with my laptop--took it to the doctor and all is well and all for "just" $66.00! It could have been much worse but then I wasn't planning on having to spend that $66.00! Thanks to my mid-south friend, Sandra, for posting that I was going to be off-line for a while. I had no idea I would get my laptop back so soon.
BP, thanks for adding Bernie and Darius to our resident members of the encyclopedia society!
I felt "plumb naked" without my laptop. The old desktop is having its own problems and I can't access the internet with it but I'm not shelling out any more dough to have it repaired!
We have a freeze warning for tonight. Our first of the season. Looks like all the flowers still in bloom have had their last hurrah for the season. *sniff*
A FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 9 AM CDT
EARLY SATURDAY MORNING...TEMPERATURES WILL FALL BELOW FREEZING
OVER PARTS OF CENTRAL AND SOUTH ARKANSAS. A STRONG SURFACE HIGH
PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL CENTER OVER ARKANSAS AND SET UP STRONG
RADIATIONAL COOLING OVER ARKANSAS. MANY LOCATIONS...INCLUDING THE
LITTLE ROCK AREA...WILL EXPERIENCE FREEZING TEMPERATURES. FROST
WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE IN THE WARNED AREA.
* TIMING: 1 AM CDT THROUGH 9 AM CDT SATURDAY
* TEMPERATURES: TEMPERATURES WILL DROP INTO THE 20S AND LOWER
LOWER 30S FOR SEVERAL HOURS.
* IMPACTS: THIS POTENTIAL FREEZE WOULD MARK AN END TO THE GROWING
SEASON OVER THE STATE.
A FREEZE WARNING MEANS SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED
SATURDAY MORNING. THESE CONDITIONS WILL KILL CROPS AND OTHER
SENSITIVE VEGETATION. REMEMBER OUTDOOR PETS ARE ALSO SUSCEPTIBLE
TO THE COLD TEMPERATURES.
BP I can't buy anything until my DH gets a job and/or we get his truck paid off, which isn't until next August, but I don't know what I want, other than something small and sporty, like a Civic Coupe. I just want to drive a bunch of things and take my time deciding, that way when it's time I can just go in and say "I want this car and I can't pay a penny over this." I've done that before and it works! LOL He just called again and said that he has 3 different manual transmission Civics I could drive so if they're still there on Monday, which I'm sure they will be, I'll go drive one. Unfortunately you can't do this without dealing with someone. ggrrrr
BBBRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!! So much better than the heat!!!!
It's Dyson Dark now and getting cold again. I've been cold all day but now I'm really getting cold!! LOL. High was low 50s and sunny. Winter's creeping up on us now. I look forwards to snow so I can drag out my sleds and go sledding. lol.
BP, I wear long underwear to work everyday once it gets cool like this. Right now I'm still on one shirt with a sweater if needed but pretty soon I will be wearing 2 shirts to stay warm at work. lol. It gets cold in the store!!
Crissy, I avoid dealerships. lol. The one time I went to test drive a vehicle, the dealer said he had to ride with us. Sorry, but no. I drive without the dealer or I will take my hearing aids out and put in earplugs so I can't hear him. lol. I want to test drive a mustang but I don't want a dealer and frankly don't have the paitence for the dealers. lol.
The salespeople always go with you on the test drive anymore. It's not only better for the sale but to safeguard the vehicle so it doesn't get stolen. I understand the point, but that's a little too high pressured for me.
It froze last night, they said this marks the end of the growing season. Poo. It's supposed to get up to 62 today with a low of 35 tonight, and sunny.
Crissy has already given our forecast. I had a heavy frost this morning at my house but amazingly enough my red mums appear to have survived. Most of the other flowers have seen the end of the growing season. *sniff* Bye, bye blooms--see you in the spring!
Got pretty cold last night. If I remember right we hit close to high 20s. The high today was around 60, sunny and a small breeze. I drove with my back window open!! I'm enjoying the nice weather while it lasts. lol
36° Feels Like: 30°
Sunshine to start, then a few afternoon clouds.
High 63° Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph.
Dyson Dark and Kiska Chilly
Good Morning Standard Time :o)
Mau, we miss you when you're gone! When you Southerners freeze we know it's all over for us :o)
Awww Chrissy, I hope he gets a job soon. New cars are exciting like TV's aand stoves. Or, even a new floor! Still smiling over the Grrrr's. Just tell them your price and to call when they have a new one for what you quoted :o)
Rusty, I'm laughing over the Brrr. I have two cats going in and out every morning. I have to use the flashlight so I don't shut their tails in the door, in my haste to close it!
Pepper, I hate to get cold and hate it if I don't wear extra layers. I'm still on Fall weather and this is almost unreal after the warm temps we just had.
Pepper, Chrissy, I always laugh over how the dealer tells you they put gas in the tank for you, after you've bought it. They do, but it's not a tankful!
Ric, it's all going to be beautiful! A big Awww for her daughter upstairs and the baby pumpkins on the way down! She has a beautiful house!!
Yesterday, my elderly relative, Mary, turned 89, but doesn't look or act like it. Her SIL and nieces came back from Arizona to throw her a Birthday Party uptown at city hall. It was a great time and I met relatives I hadn't met before. They all wanted to meet me because Mary had been telling them all the things I've done for her over the years, so I kind of got to bask too.
Today is a silent auction at the St. Mary's hall. They serve meals, so for the first time, we are going to go over and eat. DH's Aunt and Uncle come down and work. He's an auctioneer. So, another family ''reuinin'' today :o)
Last night ''Avatar'' was on. I only closed my eyes for a minute, a few times, but struggled back awake. What a great movie!!
HI everyone! Happy belated Birthday Crissy and Juju!
Ric, nice work! Great picture!
Welcome Crystal, great to have you here!
Celia, beautiful sunset!
BPSally, your boys are looking so beautiful! Nice castle!
It's been a very nice weather, warm and sunny, 71F!!!!!
The apricot's leaves are turning.
Very nice today!! Highs in the mid 60s with very little breeze. Perfect weather!! Only bad thing is we are still under a burn ban due to no rain in several weeks I think it is now. But rain coming sometime this week.
Gotta run!! Need to check a couple other threads then going to see the Zac Brown Band tonight. They are a country group that have only been on the big scene for a couple years but are pretty traditional and simple but with some songs that have meaningful messages. I love them!! LOL
Nice today and low 50's.
We helped our neighbor Jon move a base for his new shed into place.
Made in Germany of Sycamore, the new machine crate base, it weighed about 1500 pounds.
Did it the old fashion way. Levers and rollers.
I'll get a picture tomorrow.
Then we watched the Cleveland Browns annihilate New England!
Looks like we have a Quarterback!
Wow, busy, busy, busy today. We washed windows, planted bulbs, did general yard clean-up and layed mulch, had lunch with the family (12 of us, not everyone but close), cleaned the carpet downstairs...there was more but I have forgotten what all. LOL I smacked my right thigh on the end of the wheelbarrow handle. OUCH!!! Huge bruise and I walk with a limp now. Shesh!
We have a snowstorm headed our way and we're ready. We're having a new heating/air and water heater system put in tomorrow, too. Yippee!
Celia, sorry for the bruise! You sure did a lot of work yesterday! Lovely color of the salvia.
SallyBP, that's a wonderful angel! Good for you!
Hey, Deanna! Welcome!
It's cloudy today , but still warm.52F now, going up to 62F at noon. I'm working second shift, so I'm having my coffee now. Just feeded the doggies, the sparrows and the fish.
Another picture from yesterday, my mums.
44° Mostly sunny today. High 66°. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph.
Time Until Sunrise: 2 hrs 38 min Sunrise: 6:45 am
Dyson Dark with starry skies.
Bernie, that's what I told everyone yesterday, LOL! You are busy!
Wow Ric! Levers and rollers. Pretty cool!
Celia, I know exactly how much work you did and it's impressive. So sorry about the bruise and limp. That was a full force one! New heating,sigh. Our air is warm about 3'' above the register. I love salvia and that is a beautiful color!
Adina, your Mums didn't disappoint this year! I love the color and so do the bees :o)
DH wrote his bid of $2.00 on this, and no-one else put down a higher amount. It's 1964 dealer car with the information written on the underside.
Concert was great last night. Guest band ( the Wood Brothers) wasn't to my taste but the guest fiddle player was great!! Casey Driessen is his name. He really kept the night rockin!! Main band, the Zac Brown Band was great too. I hope I get to see them play again.
BP, love your angel!! Good deal on the car too!
The KC Chiefs played last night, went into overtime and lost. A friend kept us updated while we were at the concert. lol. Only problem is I never heard who they played. lol.
My knockouts are still blooming after several hard frosts. I've never seen a hardier plant. Amazing. lol
41°. What a beautiful day coming! Mostly sunny. Warm. High 71° Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph.
Time Until Sunrise: 2 hrs 26 min Dyson Dark.
Well, south winds for me today. I hope the winds switch from the North for everyone!
Chrissy, wow, a full tank! Makes taking him along a good thing. Funny, I was watching ''Little People Big World'' and Zack was needing a new car. Yep, the salesman got in the back :o)
Pepper, glad the night was good. I haven't been to a concert in ages. Your rose IS amazing!
Bernie, sleeves here too! It's wonderful! It's also Indian Summer. We had our killing freeze. We need a chicken picture. I forgot which kind you bought.
47° with a high of 71° Our last beautiful day!
Partly cloudy. A stray afternoon thunderstorm is possible. Winds SSE at 10 to 20 mph.
Sunrise: 6:48 am Time Until Sunrise: 2 hrs 22 min
Hi Tropic! My thoughts have turned to hot weather too, I wish we had some, LOL! I bought store bought Mangos once. KEROSENEY!! I buy them canned now and have had the dried. Suprising how good they are when totally ripe. Your's are beautiful!
Chrissy, actually, I always marveled when they did let you test drive without them. It is a good thing they go along. Eeek on the generator fire. That ruins a good vacation!
Sasha, isn't the last throes of summer wonderful? No bugs, soft breezes and warm weather!
Ima, we haven't had rain, but no burn bans either. Of course, I'm not surrounded by trees. That makes a difference :o)
Celia, at least it's melting :o) Pat pat pat. There there.
I hope we get some Christmas lights up today. I love the sneak peeks so we can tweak them.
Crissy, long ago I decided I was too much of a wimp to cope with cold weather. I lived here when a young fella, travelled around, then ended up back here. Summer year round without having to move, a dry summer and a wet summer. Now the wet summer is starting.
Sashagirl, I've always loved mangos, but don't recommend it as a business enterprise. There's a saying here, "TO MAKE A LITTLE MONEY FROM MANGOS FIRST START OFF WITH A LOT OF MONEY". I didn't start off with a lot of money, but I sure have little now.
Sally, with mangos a lot depends on variety and growing conditions. Commercially they're picked very early as closer to ripe they bruise very quickly. I gave up producing them commercially but still have a lot of trees. Mostly Kensington Pride and R2E2, with a few Nam Doc Mai, and a few more "Strawberry".
After all the early rain here we're suddenly back to dry (no rain) but still high humidity and very little cloud cover.
Minimum this morning was 23.3C (73.9F), maximum this afternoon 36.1C (97.0F), with heat index reaching 44.1C (111.4F). Was working outdoors today, but as you can see from the photo the setting made it worthwhile. After finishing I climbed up and had a dip in one of the pools at the top of the falls. Life's not bad really.
Tropic, it's FABULOUS!! I've never seen such a cap on one. It must be powerful fragrant!
I had an amorphophallus bulb and I finally had to let it go. The umbrella foliage was so pretty, and so was the bloom, but ''dead mouse'' just got overpowering! I had to put it on the sideporch in the middle of winter. If it had only bloomed in the summer.
Tropic that sounds like Hawaii! I'm going to look for a house down there :) LOL
Oh, Mau's computer is down again, she took it to the same guy who fixed it last week.
Here's what's going on with Carnival Splendor today. That was a 7 day Mexican Riviera Cruise and Carnival is going to refund everyone's money Plus give them a free cruise for an equal or lesser value anywhere they want to go. I'd say they're taking care of it.
Forecast today is 76 for a high, 53 for a low. I agree with you Crissy, too warm for mid-November.
Rain tomorrow, and temps start to go down then. We're expecting 32 Saturday night. I guess this might be our last warm day, Billy.
Fire warnings continue. No one seems to be burning here either, Pepper. I'm kinda surprised...it seems like there's always someone who wants to burn their leaves and takes a chance. That happens more in the Spring, I guess.
Kwanjin - I love snow! But maybe that's because DH does most of the shoveling and I just help. LOL
Tropic - I have never seen an A. paeoniifolius. What a cool plant! No wonder you're over the moon! Beautiful falls, too! Nice that you got to take a dip. I think with 111.4F heat index I'd stay in the water all day! LOL I can handle cold better than heat. I wimp out at 80F. :-P
Bernie threw me off earlier by posting in Central Midwest and I almost posted the weather over there. LOL. I'm sooooo confused this week!!! LOL.
Today was a bit cooler with temps only in the mid 60s and cloudy. Looked like it was gonna bust loose with rain a few times but it never did. We need the rain too. It's very dry and very dusty around here. I just washed my truck the other day and you can't even tell. LOL
Okay, I'll post it here too.
Finished the siding on DD house today.
Then came home & worked in the shop for a while. I now have 5 base cabinets & 6 upper ones done for the big kitchen. We also ran a bunch of the ¼ sawn oak through the planer. Boy is that wood pretty!
Weather is ah chang'in! Wind is from NW & cooling off fast. No snow in the forecast yet.
High today was another record for this date. Must have been 60 some.
RAINING!!!! Whooo hoooo!!!! It's colder too. Was nice this morning then a cold front moved in and dropped the temps down a bit.
JcPenny's has a new thing going on for the holidays this year. You can adopt a senior or child and help them out by buying them clothes or other items they need. They teamed up with The Salvation Army to do this. Here is a link in case anyone is able to help someone in your area. A pretty neat idea.
I'm hoping for some rain too, but it's still warm and sunny...not that I don't like it!LOL
Now I got a cold too...ugh! I need to get well ASAP, I still have so much cleaning to do!
Thanks, Crissy and SallyBP!
Sallysun, how are you feeling? you're still in my prayers everyday.
Pepper, what a great idea!
45°. Cloudy with a few showers. High around 60°. Winds ENE at 10 to 20 Showers this evening, becoming a steady rain overnight.
Low 43°. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70%.
Sunrise: 6:50 am Time Until Sunrise: 1 hrs 47 min
Pepper, I'm waiting for your rain! That is a neat way to help. Thanks for the link!
Adina, such a pretty Mum! I've really enjoyed yur colors!
The sidewalk is wet from a small cloud that passed over us. I sure hope it tracks more easterly or we aren't going to get much more than that.
I have two chickens thawed for the stew pot today. Marylyn had been talking chicken soup and it sounds so good!!
We were at an old wagon trail cemetery a couple of weeks ago and they had the neatest headstones. We didn't know the story till we came home and looked it up. It was so neat to just see stone after stone with such different carvings than we're used to seeing.
Thanks for inquiring, Adina. I had the port implanted Wednesday (still a bit sore) and will have my first treatment in the clinical trial Monday. I will be staying with my son about half the time if things go well, as he lives near the clinic where the drug trial is being held. That should be interesting for both of us. I hope I can get on line without too much difficulty, as I want to keep track of what is going on with friends all over the world.
Weather is staying warm for a few more days--in the 70s again today and tomorrow, according to the forecast. My eldest DD and DH will do the weather recording and reporting while I am not at home.
Well, I'm back again after being offline all week. My laptop is still in the shop but my DD is letting me use hers while she is away from home this week-end. She dropped it off today when she brought her dog for me to dogsit. I'm too far behind to comment on everything but if I haven't already welcomed our newcomers, then I say "welcome" to you!
Sunfarm, big hugs to you and we will definitely be thinking of you and praying for you.
The weather here has been picture perfect this week. It has been in the mid 70's F for highs. It has been about 12 degrees above our normal but is supposed to get down into the 50'sF for highs and low 40's for lows this week-end and next week. I actually saw a few cloudless sulphur butterflies as well as a buckeye and a smaller gold butterfly with a darker band today. They most likely won't be around for too many more days.
Still raining. Off and on it's been pouring. I've been running errands all day and at times had a hard time seeing. Even when it was getting dark and was finally dark I could barely see the roads. Just one of those days. It's pretty chilly too and not gonna warm up much anytime soon. Des Moines has a chance of snow tonight and Omaha is currently getting a mix.
I went to a local artist co-op tonight and had a heck of a time getting there. The road, which was mud and some gravel was really slick so I was sliding all over the place. Then I get there, had some stuff to buy and they tell me they don't have a card machine this year. AAARRGH!!! LOL. I told them my mom will be there tomorrow to get the stuff I wanted. lol. She tried to use my nephew to get out of it but I told her to take him with her. hehehehe. Then when I was leaving I decided to back into this muddy spot to turn around. It was a hard mud, not the soft mud, and I ended up getting the back end stuck a bit. Stuck it in 4 wheel drive and got out with no trouble. Gotta love the 4 wheel!! LOL
50° with a high of 48°.
Rain showers this morning with overcast skies during the afternoon hours. Winds SSW at 15 to 25 mph. Temperatures will slowly fall through the day, with readings dropping into the 30s in most areas by late afternoon. Brisk southwest to west winds will make it feel even colder. Chance of rain 80%.
Sunrise: 6:51 am. Time Until Sunrise: 1 hrs 1 min
Still Dyson Dark
Sally Sun, I'm kicking myself for forgetting to add you when I finish reading everyone's posts. You are in my thoughts and prayers every day!! I'm glad the port is in without too much pain. You have a few days to relax now. I'm so glad your Son lives where he does. It's such a big help. ((((HUGS))))
Marsue, welcome back!
Pepper, it is too soon to be sliding all over the place!! A big hooray for 4 wheel drive and your ability to get yourself out!! Booo on no card machine! Awww, for some reason that picture is adorable!
Celia, yes, in a tiny little voice! Too cute!
Bernie, just rain for us, but yes, it looks like snow for the North and West! Yep, we blew out the hoses with the air compressor and put them away for another year. You have a lot more on your plate tho! It's time to get out and take pictures!
I got my rain overnight, but I doubt it was too much. It's nice right now, but I hear the wind gusting at times.
Today I think we'll have creamed chicken over biscuits for dinner with my spinach from the freezer. I have leftover canned ''Tomato Bisque'' soup to go with it. A lot of healthy colors :o)
Bernie, do you have a fire going?
It's cooler here--in the 50's for a high today and we had some rain early, early this morning but it has all moved out to the east of us. Kind of a dreary day, weather-wise, but certainly no snow here!
We have electric heat. Thermostats are set at 70º, so nice & warm all the time.
Best thing we ever did! No chance of house blowing up, no fuel smell. Heating cost is way down from when we had fuel oil & we have an extra 440 Sq FT since we built on.
Snow has let up & is melting slowly. A couple branches are broke, but otherwise nothing seriously wrong.
I heard about your snow on the Weather Channel! It sure looks pretty in pictures!
I hope everyone is OK, and that your plants are OK!
We had snow last year (near Houston, TX) plus one week that did not get above freezing!. I am praying for a warm winter this year! I did buy some wind curtains from Walmart to put up on my patio to help protect my Tropicals, just in case.
They probably won't go up until Dec. 1st.
Hi Pepper! I agree with you...NO SNOW! That's why I left Northern, Indiana, forty miles from Chicago at the age of 9, many years ago!!!!!!!!!!! I know that you will get snow eventually, but maybe it'll be a light year for you also.
We've been enjoying 75 to 80 deg. weather off and on until this week. It is cooler today. We were in need of rain which we got this past week. I was very thankful that I did not have to water.
Hi guys! I'm still here, among the living!LOL I'm feeling much better, but still weak...so there's another resting day for me. DH wants to make a BBQ today before the veggie diet before Christmas starts (although we're eating veggies only on Wednesdays and Fridays). I have to make a caramel cream for dessert. We bought some strawberry ice-cream, the one I like, but I couldn't eat any of it, so DH almost finished it...arrrrghhh!
Sally, chicken soup sounds yummy! I promissed to show you the Merry cemetery in Sapanta, Romania.
Bernie, wonderful about the electric heat!
Mau, glad you're with us!
Sallysun, so wonderful you can stay at your DS place! I hope you two will get along well. I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
Jeanne, welcome! Glad you had some rain so you don't have to water.
Pepper, I have a few roses just like yours Knockout.
I have to go out a look for the doggies, they aren't here...maybe ot for hunting!LOL The other day Gavrila had a rabbit...I'll spare you of the details!
Last night I talked to DD and Nicholas. I took this picture of the monitor to show you how we're talking and seeing each other.
33* and I left a box of calla lilies in the garage. I wasn't going to dig them, but did after all. I'll have to check them and sack them up. My bad :o(
Sally Sun, we didn't get enough rain. Where is the rainy, grey, gloomy November? Are you ready for the move today? I hope it doesn't wear you out! Prayers for a new beginning tomorrow!
Bernie, I agree with hiding in the corner :o) Hope it's next to a register! It's almost as cheap to use electricity here too. Funny how the are so close in price now. I can't belive you had broken branches. I'm still getting a few deadfall on the ground.
Pepper, I can't believe you can overwinter in a pot! She is still pretty!
Welcome Texasgal177/Jeanne! Always nice to have another weather reporter! I've never heard of wind curtains. They sound neat :o)
Adina, I didn't know you were so wiped out. Yes, plenty of rest! Smiling over the veggie diet. I have ''big salad'' fixings in the fridge and we ended up eating the creamed chicken on biscuits. But I did have spinach! I have a guy who won't leave the ice cream alone too. Solution? I get my own box. He has to stay out of it. I savor, he doesn't :o)
The Merry Cemetery is wonderful! How amazing to have the cross carved with your life on it, then write your own saying! I'm glad he has an apprentice to carry on. This is an art that should not be lost.
That's a nice size view to enjoy Nicholas and Andreea. Does he smile and talk when he sees you?
Welcome to Texas Gal. Always room for one more around here! :o))
Pepper: I like your blushing knock-out! All seven of my knock-outs are red but they are in the ground and not in pots. I need to trim them back some as they have all gotten quite large.
Adina: hope you feel much better very soon! Enjoy the barbecue! It's nice to be able to talk to our friends and family via the internet and see them, too! Nicholas is as cute as ever! The Merry Cemetery is amazing--such wonderful crosses/headstones! That's really nice about putting the poems about the person's life on the crosses.
BP: hope the calla lilies survived the cold in the garage! I think calla lilies are just gorgeous and I keep telling myself that I am going to get some of them. Maybe next spring.
Should be a lovely day today. 60F for a high with light and variable winds. Sunny, too. :o))
I share your love of Tropicals...
If you get down near Pearland before Christmas stop in and see our buddy Santa Don at the Pro Bass Shop!
Adina I love the theme behind that cemetery.
So much Joy of a Life lived.
In appearance it reminds me of the one Kiska posted in Alaska.
Well the weather has finally turned here.
Cooler and in the low/mid 50's all week.
In fact we're finally back to the Normal Averages: High 54° Low 36°
Bit of rain spit thru last night.
More scheduled for Tues/Weds.
Robyn has the yard pretty well buttoned up for the Winter.
We still have a few Dahlia and Oxalis bulbs to dig and cure but...
We'll be hanging the panels next weekend on Sue's GH.
Vent window is in and the door ready to hang.
They stained the framing we already had up to match the logs.
Came out well.
We don't worry about plants here. Everything perennial is Zone 4 or lower, so can take whatever is dished out. We love frozen ground & good cold, below zero, temperatures.
Freezing does wonders for the soil. Bugs & insects of all kinds die off every winter & have to get here from some other place the next summer. They blow in on south winds from areas like Texas where it don't freeze.
I stopped at the local watering hole last night. Some people lost whole trees to the heavy snow. Roads were a mess yet. Lots of slush that made driving a bit tricky.
Twin Cities area had 60,000 people without electricity. Around here our power company does a great job of keeping trees away from lines. A company was through here last week trimming trees & brush.
Vikings & Bears game is on at noon, so that will be today's action. Got to rest now & then.
Temperature must be around 34º. Cold but snow is melting slowly.
Bernie, you are correct about the cold killing out the bugs. I don't like cold weather but it would be nice to have a good, bug-killing snow for a change because we have more than our share of the pesky critters--and weeds, too! Sorry to hear about all those folks without power!
I love snow but since fall this year has been so warm I wanted a chance to enjoy fall before winter hits. lol. Almost ready for snow now though!! lol
Warmer today with temps in the 50s and sunny til late afternoon. Then clouds rolled in and temps dropped about 10 degrees. Worked outside cleaning up my zinnas and coneflowers for the winter. Planted a few lilies and another allium.
Blueberry bush's fall color. Gotta get another bush next year for fruit. This one isn't self fertile like tag claimed. Oh well, no biggie. :~)
Hi everyone! Thanks for the comments about the Merry cemetery, it's one of our most visited places in Romania.
SallyBP, thanks for caring, I'm feeling much better today after so much rest. Nicholas is so cute and laughs all the time, but he isn't so much aware of me being on the other side of the webcam. He is more attentive when he hears me laugh because I have a "colored" laugh!LOL But he is aware of the camera and looks right at it!
Mau, thank you too for caring! It really worked staying still for a few days and just taking the pills. I must say I ate a pound of honey and same amount of lemons these days!LOL
Celia, that's a lovely sky!
Ric, good work, looks great! You're right, I remember about Kiska posting about the cemetery.
It's a wonderful time here, 71F again and no wind. I watered the mums and pansies.
Pretty warm today. Highs in the high 50s. Cracked open my back window a bit to let fresh cool air in on the way home. I can turn off the heater in my truck but you would still swear it's on sometimes. lol
Salvia and I think the red one is salvia too. The purple salvia was supposed to be an annual but the whole clump came back this year. I like it so I was happy.
It's raining this morning but should move on out later this afternoon. We'll be up in the mid-50's for a high today. Check out this link to the earthquakes we have had in north central Ark. lately. Some folks are saying that it is due to all the drilling by the gas companies over the last couple of years. The "experts" say that has nothing to do with it.
Some of my flowers have made it past the recent frosts we have had although most of them have finally succumbed to the colder temps.
Even the Cloudless Sulphur butterflies stayed around for a while after the frost.
31* the fog is lifting and the sun is trying to come out!
Marsue, I didn't have Callas, but the tubers/corms are large! I did get them trimmed and brought in. I think they are OK! I've used the smaller one's that I knew wouldn't bloom yet, as just an accent for a shady path. I have white blooms, and one called Cameo.
Ric, I just love that GH!
Bernie,, the bugs dying is the only reason I want cold weather too. We just haven't had a lot of really below zero temps to kill the worst. I can't believe how damaging the snow was! I'm sure glad it was ok at your place!
Celia, laughing. I started singing ''There were twenty in the bed and Celia said, "shove over, shove over!" Ok, I shoved over! Wow, pretty cloud!
Pepper, we are working outside too. I'm loving the 50's right now. Can we ever have enough blueberries?
Adina, I'll bet Nicholas does know your laugh! You must be buzzing like a bee now with all that honey :o) Such pretty Mum colors!
Chrissy, we missed you. We're just used to people being busy and not being here now. I was so happy to get my new computer in my kitchen. DH got the room you described. When we had dial-up and one old computer I would sit on my "mouse" hand trying to warm it up to type. No more!!
Marsue, thanks for the Kelli article! That was interesting!
Pepper, I love it when we love our plants even if it wasn't what we expected!
Marsue, as I said before, I think earthquakes just happen on their own. He's the perfect yellow to show off the hot pink! (I love his freckles :o)
Yesterday was great! We hung a few more Christmas lights and I hung clothes. The house got caught up and I made Swiss steak. I have more meals in the fridge at this time! We just rotate till the leftovers are gone :o) Today we'll finish the big salads and creamed chicken. Tomorrow, we eat Swiss steak!
Kelli, loved your article! Very beautiful pictures of the cactuses too!
Ric, Celia congratulations for the winning pictures in the contest! I had one too!
SallyBP, you're already hanging Christmas lights! Your meals sound yummy!
Mau, so many earthquakes...grrr! I hate earthquakes! We've had several big ones and just the thought of one earthquake makes me shiver! I wish they would let alone all that digging! Are those lobelia?So pretty!
Crissy, thanks for caring!Stay warm!
Not so warm today, a bit chilly in the morning, but also unusually warm for November.
ROFLOL!!!!! That's because the earthquake experts are in California where there's dirt instead of rock and clay, and small explosions like that just move the dirt around and don't cause earthquakes. I think the experts
Chicken soup!(--among other things) Yum!
Adina, I think that you had asked about the bush in my photo of the yellow butterfly. It is a Hot Lips salvia--not a lobelia. The butterflies and bees just love it!
Today: Sunny skies during the morning giving way to clouds and a few showers late. High 67F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
Tonight: A few showers this evening with mostly clear conditions overnight. Low near 40F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
From last week: one single bloom left on the "Whirling Butterflies" guara.
Sally, never heard of canned broth! How are you keeping it? Or where, I should have asked?
Mau, thanks for the correction, I think I got that wrong from somewhere else. Glad I made you giggle! I had such funn too! Love that last bloom too.
Ric, thanks! Where did you sell the picture? Great job! Congrats!
It's been chilly today and cloudy, winter can't be far! I have a new picture from Nicholas...the Santa hat was too small for him!LOL
Cold, wet and only gonna get colder tonight. Snow is falling in some areas but not here. We are pretty close to the freezing point now that the sun is gone. The rain will freeze overnight so roads will be slick in the morning. Highs tomorrow only in the low 40s if we're lucky.
Right now it's 49* and cloudy, supposed to clear throughout the day and high is supposed to be 55*. We got rain and a thunderstorm yesterday evening that we weren't supposed to get, apparently the Low came further south than they thought it was going to, woo hooo!!!
It's cold here today too, Rusty. 37°F and cloudy, real feel 35°F, humidity 80%. Forecast high today is 46°F. It's supposed to start warming up tomorrow and be pleasant this weekend - mid 60's.
We got some rain late in the afternoon yesterday. I didn't have my rain gauge out so I'm not sure how much, but it only rained lightly for a little while. :-( We need rain.
Adina - Nicholas is sooo cute!
Kwanjin - Congrats!
Marsue - 'Whirling Butterflies' is one of my favorite plants. Mine is all gone now. Nice to see you still have one bloom left. The 'Hot Lips' Salvia is pretty, too.
Pepper - Love that 'Red Shift' coreopsis! How were the roads this morning?
Billy - Chicken soup - yum! Tonight would be a good night for soup. I have Polish sausage and cabbage planned, but I might just have to make a hamburger stew instead and make the sausage and cabbage tomorrow night.
Still pretty chilly today but I think we came close to 50. I could be wrong though. lol. Sunny today with a slight breeze.
Roads were fine this morning. By the time I left for work everything was melted and you would have never known that it froze overnight.
Well, my truck is broke down again today. I'm going to Iowa this weekend and sent my truck to the shop to have the oil changed and just checked out to make sure it was up to speed and ready to go. My mechanic got in there and found that both wheel bearings and both hubs were bad, fuel filter was bad, and that the back spring on the driver's side (the one that is arc shaped) is broke also. The spring can be replaced down the road. I just can't do any kind of hauling with my truck til I get it fixed.
The hubs both got replaced last year when they went bad but it turns out that the seal on them wasn't any good or something like that and it allowed water and mud to get in and mess up my wheel bearings, which was also replaced on the driver's side either last year or the year before. So my mechanic has my truck til he get's it all fixed by tomorrow night. He said it was just a matter of time before they broke on me and really messed up my truck.
The funny thing is my youngest brother's truck is also there at the shop waiting to be worked on. lol. He has motor problems on his truck. Blown head gasket and a broken cylinder. We specialize in broken trucks in this family!! LOL!!
High today must have been all of 33º. Water wasn't freezing, but south wind was giving a good wind chill.
Put in the ground posts for our hoophouse today.
Then went & installed a mirror frame. Now this bathroom is complete. Birch wood with a special lacquer stain & finish. Doesn't show in the picture how beautiful it really is.
People love it & that is the main thing.
She picked out the design & color at a bathroom sales place. We improved on the whole thing. She couldn't find a mirror she liked, so bought an ugly thing & we made a frame to match the vanity.
31° and breezy!
Through 10am: Partly cloudy with temperatures steady or slowly warming to the mid 30s.
A mix of clouds and sun with gusty winds. High 52°. Winds SW at 20 to 30 mph.
Sunrise: 6:59 am Time Until Sunrise: 2 hrs 31 min.
Sally Sun, praying daily that you are getting along with the treatments! Praying hard that it will work!! Rest, be pampered and come back good as new!
Chrissy, don't you love the weathermen's "Future Cast" predictions? At least the rain was a good thing!
Rusty, I'm with you on so cold. I've been wearing thermals already!
Ima, those mid 60's sound wonderful. Bettter than the low 50's! We aren't getting any of that rain. I have brief bursts and then nothing :o(
The chicken soup will be wonderful! It is absolutely comfort food! Now I have sauerkraut to eat! That would go well with your polish sausage.
Celia, ~ ~ How warm the insulation will feel!
Ric, the forcast is good for those who are home with a hot bird in the oven, but not those travelling :o(
Oh Pepper, what's the matter with your poor truck. I hope they can get it fixed and on their dime this time!! LOL with you :o)
Bernie, you are a miracle worker! Hope you post a picture anyway.
My sauerkraut was a success. It was done in just under 4 weeks and tastes great!! That was 15# of cabbage. I transfered it to a gallon pickle jar, two quart jar and a large bowl, to store in the fridge.
My dad fixed it last time. The bearings only went bad because the hubs had bad seals on them. It's all fixed now. My mechanic came by work today and switched trucks with me. I wish he would work on my dad's truck as a Christmas gift but that's not gonna happen. LOL
Today was sunny, cool, around 55 or so with a strong breeze all day.
Hi guys! Sunny today, 60F. It was foggy this morning but now it's gone.
SallyBP, congratulations for the sauerkraut! I can't believe the soup in the jars is keeping for years in that place. It's good to know!
Mau, can't wait to hear about your adventures as a mystery shopper!
Ric, I like the Santa Nicholas name! Yesterday my neighbor showed me his new doggie, a pup which you suggested I might take in my yard : Romanian Carpathian Shepherd!
Adina: you can read about my mystery shopping on the private thread at that other place. :o)) I can't really talk about them publicly and this is a public thread. Love the Carpathian Shepherd--so pretty and lots of fur!! Looks like a dog that should be in a cold-weather place.
Overcast and foggy here. Not that cold but the dampness seem to go right through your bones! :o(( We are supposed to have a high of 70F today but I hope the sun comes out soon or we won't make it to 70.
Love her Celia!
Course who doesn't love happy babies!
Foggy Foggy morning.
100 miles of Fog. Very dense at times.
Temps never broke out of the 40's, clouds never broke.
Had two deer run in front of us about 1/2 way up to Urbana.
Not close but certainly not needed.
It got to 58° down here and Sunny...errrrrrrrr
Next weekend will see the GH airtight.
And hopefully the trim/exterior finished.
The black and white bottom will be covered w/ log trim.
We'll be pulling the white center trim/channel and painting it Hunter Green to match the window.
All this talk about cold weather! Every time I open the fridge now I think of all of you. I suppose it'll soon be when I open the freezer door.
Have been getting a bit of rain. Less than average and it's very hot in between. Today's minimum was 23.7C (74.7F). Yesterday's maximum was 35.1C (95.2F). Today, just after midday, it's got to 35.1C again, so far. Heat index got to 44.5C (112.1F), it could also climb before the day is out. A few days ago it got to 46.5C (115.7F).
Humidity is high but I would still like more rain. So far for this month 91.4 mm (3.60 inches). Average from my records is 141.3 mm (5.56 inches). But there's still just over a week to go.
Working out in the garden during the day isn't very appealing now. I bought myself a work style floodlight so I can make up during the night what doesn't get done in the day. The work keeps piling up whatever the weather.
Adina, looks like you're lining up Nicholas up for some early work experience.
Sally Sunfarm, good to see you're progressing. Always better to be able to stay with family while you're going through these treatments. I had to go into hospital last year some 5000 kilometres away. Luckily I had a friend living near there, it made such a difference.
SallyBP, I like sauerkraut but you can't buy good stuff these days. And I'm not the type to make it, although my mother was good at it.
Henry, the GH looks great. But I notice the timber goes to the ground. You don't have termites there?
I finally put another article up on the other site, about turtles this time, the seafaring kind. I've expanded that site to include all our reptiles and amphibians.
42° with a high of High 58°
Through 10am: Cloudy with temperatures rising towards the upper 40s.
Patchy morning drizzle possible. Generally cloudy. Winds SSE at 10 to 20 mph.
Sunrise: 7:01 am
Time Until Sunrise: 1 hrs 5 min
Hoping to hang the last two trees with Christmas lights. If not, I still have two or three weeks to wait for nice weather.
Ric, very lucky to not hit the deer! The greenhouse, I could live in it. Watching it snow thru the windows, priceless!
Tropic, I was thinking about you yesterday :o) ROTFL! I qualify for the freezer since I've already been wearing thermals! That is too hot!
This kraut was good! Last year no, and it didn't smell like dead mouse, so we were able to do it in the house. The key is to really stomp it and break the fibers. I have an admiration for the women who churned butter. My arms got tired!
I adore turtles!! Even the ugly snappers! Another great article!!
Lovely flower. Is this called Flower Of An Hour? It's similar to the weeds we have. So pretty, but they can take over, as I found :o)
Lovely weather here today. A nice thin coating of ice on everything. 31º
Twin cities got hit the worst. 300 plus accidents, one of over 30 cars, & 160 off the road. Even sanding truck drivers were having trouble getting to their trucks.
Supposed to go above freezing this morning, so should thaw off.
I'm tearing apart a bedroom today. Last room downstairs to remodel. It is old lath & plaster, so makes a big mess!
Celia: Aurora is precious.!! When my son was about 6 mos. old, he had a hairdo just like Aurora's! LOL
Ric; good job on the GH!
Tropic: laughing about you thinking of us everytime you open the fridge or freezer!
Bernie: ice on everything makes it so hazardous! Even so, you manage to stay busy, don't you? :o)
I think the weather liars are at it again. It sure doesn't feel nearly as warm as they say it is. It is cloudy and damp which makes it seem so much colder. Feels like 45F to me. :o((
Today: Generally cloudy. High 72F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Low 57F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph.
I was looking at the extended forecast and "they" are saying we will have highs near 70F through Wednesday and then on Thursday the high will be in the mid-40's!! I guess Celia is sending us her cold weather! You can have it back Celia, LOL
Yesterday in des moines it was cloudy and temps in mid 40s. Down here it should have reached at least the 50s. Today in des Moines it reached 50s, cloudy and the occasional spit of rain. Down here probably in the low 60s and cloudy. If it rained it quit early.
Loving all the pics and stories! Too tired to comment on everything. We've spent the last 2 days at a gun show and getting rid of snow on the walks and driveway. We got many things including a new handgun. A Springfield XD subcompact 9mm. Perfect for home and self-defense.
Mau, we've been calling her Fauxhawk Bebe. I don't want the snow. That's why I sent it away. ^_^
Cold, snowy, breezy. 34º now and 100% chance of more snow for the next 3-4 days.
11" that has compacted/melted down to 8". Darrell shoveled a path for me to the GH and the shed. Thanks, Love!!!
Sally, I remember when I was a little kid my mother got into making butter. We lived in a dairy area and she'd get the milk direct from the farm. I think later she found it easier on her arm to just reach up onto a supermarket shelf. I did some Green Turtle monitoring as well, we called it "Turtle Rodeo". You'd be on the bow of a speeding boat weaving through coral reefs chasing speeding turtles (they swim fast) and then leap into the water and grab them, hopefully. You had to have gloves on as sometimes you only got handfuls of coral. Doing the Flatback Turtles, as in my article, was a far more docile activity.
Since the advent of frost-free fridges I can only get my 'fix' of snow from photos, thanks Kwanjin. Although, it looks a lot like soap suds. You didn't overload your washing machine with detergent?
Marsue, that's okay,and I know not to stick my tongue out at anyone while I've got my head in the freezer.
There was rain all over the place today, heavy even, but none at my place. Lot of cloud around and lots of sun. Hardly any wind though.
Minimum temperature 23.9C (75.0F), maximum 35.9C (96.6F)
Heat index up to 44.9C (112.8F)
Early tomorrow I'm off to work, gone for a fortnight. Got this photo of sunset at my place this evening to carry me through until I get back.
42° with a high of 60° Thunder lightning and rain at 4:20 am
Through 10am: A steady rain around 7am, then scattered thunderstorms developing. The thunderstorms should end around mid-morning. Cloudy with temperatures warming rapidly into the low to middle 50s.
Areas of dense morning fog. Cloudy with a few showers. SSE winds shifting to WSW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
Sunrise: 7:02 am Time Until Sunrise: 1 hrs 27 min
Bernie, ice first. That's terrible! It will be nice to get the room re-done. I can still hear plaster chunks falling when Dad put paneling up in our bedroom.
Marsue, the weather liars never give up :o(
Rusty, I miss being able to just open a door for that fresh air!
Ric, ditto to Rusty :o)
Pepper, I love the colors in the Hibiscus bloom!
Celia, I love how you've gone all security :o) I love Aurora's nick-name! No wonder she beams! 8'' left! Darrell is indeed a love!
Tropic, smiling over the arm reaching. I used to ask my Aunt if I could churn butter and everyone left the room when she set it up for me :o) She had a jar with a handle that cranked the paddles. I thought it was neat!
Turtle rodeo, perfect name! It makes me smile to picture it. ROTFL over the soapsuds and stuck tongue!! What a lovely sunset, sigh...
Celia: love Aurora's nick-name! LOL Snow, snow, and more snow! too early in the season for me! Self-defense items are a good option in my book!
Tropic: laughing at "not sticking my tongue out when my head is in the freezer" remark. Reminds me of a story my late DH used to tell on himself: One time when he was little, on a frosty day, he actually stuck his tongue to a metal pole on the playground at his school! Eventually, he got un-stuck and he never did that again! LOL
Up in the mid-to high 70's today with 30% chance of rain later this afternoon and tonight. Cold front coming in on Thursday.
Cold and windy today. Rain is west and south of us but didn't look like much on radar.
Got my truck fixed last week. My mechanic basically had to replace the whole wheel assembly from what I understand. It was all messed up in there. Plus fuel filter and change the oil. Needless to say the bill was high enough to knock everyone speechless. lol.
Today: Sunny, with a high near 57. Wind chill values as low as 27 early. East wind between 7 and 11 mph.
Tonight: A slight chance of showers, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after midnight. Increasing clouds, with a low around 47. East wind between 8 and 14 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Well, I was in bathroom and saw tiny creature running around and Rusty try to catch it and I saw that it was mouse in bathroom and couldn't find it where the mouse goes so it hide whole time in shower curtain! I knew it there and I shaking it and run so quickly and Rusty and JuJu trying to catch it and I laugh at dogs is fail to get the mouse!
29° Feels Like: 18° High 35°
Precip: 0.17 in (est.)
Through 10am: Mostly clear with temperatures reaching the upper 20s.
Today: Partly cloudy skies. High near 35F. Winds NNW at 10 to 20 mph.
Sunrise: 7:03 am
Sally Sun, (((HUGE HUG))) and I hope all is well!
Celia, I had to smile. Are you secret vigilantes, because sometimes I think people shoud just be vigilanted instead of getting their day in court.
Chrissy, I'd rather shop a stranger than a home town Mom and Pop. Try it!
Oh Pepper, that's a big shock. I'm so sorry! I would call the company and state flat out that you shouldn't have to pay full price because the seals were admittedly bad. DH did this when the transmission seal went bad on DD's car. It wasn't new, but we hadn't had it very long. Give it a try and hold firm till they give in at least a little.
Rusty, I'm hating the cold already! ROTFL over the mouse hunt! There's no better activity for an animal!
Hi everyone! It's Dyson dark and raining buckets. Still not too cold, 50F.
Rain comes and goes, sometimes turns into a storm...grrr!
Celia, I understand why you don't want snow!LOL We can't afford guns, but the doggies are the best weapon we could have for thieves. I still have issues after the break-in we had 2 years ago.
Rusty, what fun ! I always have fun when I'm watching the dogs chasing mice on the field. Some are eating them, but Trica is playing with them...her goes up on his back feet and holds the mouse with his front paws while the mouse screams!LOL
SallyBP, your DH did well for your DD's car!
Pepper, good advice from Sally, I hope you can do that.
Tropic, I still haven't read your article, had to write 3 for DG. Now I'm in break, so I'll go and read yours.
Posting some mums I used in my article, from our friend Jules/Singingwolf, Trois daughter. She has a great farm with a pumpkin patch. Here's the link to her website, if you want to see :
Blizzard Warning in effect from 3pm this afternoon to 8am MST Wednesday... 8"-12" of snow accumulation expected. 37º now with 41º for the high. Temps are expected to plummet into the low teens and single digits accompanied by high winds. Wind chill possibly to reach -11º.
It's windy now and gusts could reach to 70mph. I'm staying inside, Darrell has to work today but may not go tomorrow if the snow gets too bad. 4WD will only take you so far and I get anxious when he's out in bad weather.
The northern half of Arkansas was in a tornado watch from 8pm to 3am last night, don't know if any tornadoes ever happened, we were supposed to get the worst of it at midnight, it came through between 4 and 6am and it dumped buckets, absolutely poured!
I don't know if I want to put the time into it BP, I have a full time Mon - Fri job already and I'm not sure I want to do more. When Dave goes back to work maybe I will then, depending upon his shift.
I agree with Adina, that is good advice Pep, you might want to do that.
Ug Celia! That's some nasty weather, hope Darrell makes it home ok. Do they have Inclement Weather Days they're given or does he have to take a sick or vacation day?
Oh dear, Oh dear not to be freezing raining tomorrow:
Tonight: A slight chance of showers, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after midnight. Increasing clouds, with a low around 46. East wind around 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Wednesday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before noon, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 68. South wind between 13 and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Wednesday Night: Rain showers likely before 3am, then a slight chance of rain or freezing rain between 3am and 4am, then a slight chance of freezing rain after 4am. Some thunder is also possible. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. Wind chill values as low as 18. North wind between 13 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Little or no ice accumulation expected.
As the weather new said it will be freeze rain after 12 am...
Hi! Thank you everyone for your warm welcome. It is sincerely appreciated!
Greetings to all! Hope everyone is doing well.
I had wished for a warm winter...well it was in the high 70's today. It is supposed to be in the high 30's Friday morning. We haven't put up our wind curtains yet on the patio, so I hope the tropicals will be OK. We may have to get them up soon.
I've been trying to get the house ready for Thanksgiving...we're pretty much on schedule. We're baking pies tomorrow: Pumpkin, and apple. We cheated and bought a pecan and sweet potato pie.
Love all of the pictures! So cute! Pepper, sorry to hear about your truck. I too love the knockout roses. Mine are still going strong. My yellow jasmine is really blooming! It's just about taken over the gazebo roof (formerly the hut).
Rusty, you stay warm, too! Get those doggies near you and snuggle down.
Ric, I hope not, as well. It's stopped snowing for now but more is coming. I think we have about 5" out there with more on the way. The cold is what's going to be bad.
Windy. Snow and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening...then snow after midnight. Blowing snow through the night. Much colder. Accumulation 4 to 8 inches. Lows 5 to 10 above. Northwest winds 25 to 35 mph decreasing to 10 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.
It is 24º now.
Pepper, I get such a kick out of the kitties! He looks so comfy...
Well the weather here turned into the pits!
Temps never left the mid 30's
Started sprinkling a bit around 11AM.
Just as I returned from a truck run.
Downpour by noon.
I got called out again at 2:30 for a pick up 30 miles north.
Holiday traffic, pouring rain and an unfamiliar location... not good.
It took me 30 minutes to get 10 miles...
Once I broke out of the traffic and wrecks it went well.
Picked up and headed cross country to get home.
Drove the route we usually take home from Joyce's place.
Traffic northbound was gridlocked for 60 miles.
Luckily I was going south! lol!
Got back to the shop about 5:15 this evening.
On a good day it would have been about an hour and a half.
But hey won't kick about the overtime!
Looks like a high near 65 tomorrow and rain.
Flood watch continues.
Breads are rising in the kitchen.
Probably go in about 11PM.
It rained, it was cold, then decent, then warm again. This afternoon fog started rolling in and around 5pm it was so thick it was like gray soup. We were gonna go to a friend's house tonight to measure for appliances but the fog is too thick.
My friend finally started remodeling her place last weekend and my parents and I decided that for Christmas we would replace her stove and fridge. We decided that we couldn't afford to do both so we are gonna try to do the fridge. She has no clue that we are actually replacing it, she just thinks we are keeping an eye out for deals. I have friends that I am gonna ask to chip in on the stove and we will put them in together one day when she's not home and suprise her. Her appliances are original to her place (over 20 years old) and are either broke or on their way.
She does alot for other people but always resist anyone doing anything for her. She finally let a crack form and some of our friends busted it wide open. LOL. Now she has no choice but to accept us helping her because we want too. It's actually freaking her out a bit but she'll be ok. LOL
Well, I has bad T-storm and tornado warning last night...
Pour raining and lightning strike pretty hard and power went off for few second then back on... Phew!
Here's the weather right now and it freezing on my deck and JuJu act so wild like cat jumping alot on deck and sleding around like skate! lol...
Thanksgiving Day: A chance of freezing rain before noon, then a slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33. Wind chill values as low as 15. North wind between 9 and 17 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Still raining! .65 inches yesterday.
Probably that much more overnight.
Hopefully it will be ending soon.
Forecast calls for rain thru midnight. Radar shows maybe a few more hours.
High in the upper/mid 60's.
Off to go "Over the rivers and through the woods" in about an hour and a half.
What a wonderful gesture, Pepper! Your friend will be overwhelmed. If she protests, just tell her she will rob you of being a blessing. Acceptimg a gift graciously is as important as being able to give a generous gift.
It's cold and raining here in Harrison, AR at my daughter's house. High today of 43F and low tonight of 23F--BRRRRRRR.
We are having our Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow afternoon when all the kids get here. Today there is a pot of chicken/vegetable soup simmering on the stove. It will warm the bones! :o)
It's currently in the high 20s and it feels like it!!! Temps didn't climb much today even with the sun out so to do anything outside at work today we had to bundle up pretty good. Looks like Old Man Winter is giving us a peek at winter!!
I'm currently sitting here trying not to fall asleep. Had to work today then had a big dinner so I'm tired. LOL. But I have to stay awake so I can go do Black Friday shopping. There's only a few things we need and only one we must get tonight. So gotta go. lol
Little Guy and his drippy nose. LOL. I had a hard time getting his pic. He's camera shy when awake. lol
Well we're back safely!
Pretty much just drizzle going up.
Drive from Hades coming back!
Pouring rain again and Dyson Dark.
Couldn't see the lane markers... 55 MPH on the Hwy... except for the 85 MPH idiots.
Hit some seriously deep water in several places.
Pepper's Cold Front will pass thru overnight.
This 3+" of rain could well be a statewide skating rink by morning.
Temps down here should be at 28° or so... and we're furthest south...
Heading to the wet bar in route to the Hot Tub... ;-)
Oh my! I just don't want go Black Friday Day! Too cold for shopping! Stay home and stay warming but I have to go for another Gobble Turkey dinner today... I has little fun yesterday for dinner so more food to full up my stomach! lol...
Joplin Regional Airport
Lat: 37.18 Lon: -94.5 Elev: 982
Last Update on Nov 26, 5:53 am CST
I was born in Calgary, Canada and I keep moving south. I lived in Montana once, it was crazy cold. The high for the month of Jan. was -30.
Now I complain about Tucson. My weather station read a low of 37
dew point 0
wind at 17 gusting to 26
wind chill 31
We've had .01 in of rain in November and .38 in October
Had fun last night/this morning despite the crazy people. Got what we went there for and more. LOL. I even went back at 10:30am and got a camera for my sister. I really thought they would have been sold out but they weren't. They even had the Nikon Coolpix that was on sale. I resisted it though. Barely. LOL.
It was freezing cold last night but it warmed up to low 50s today with strong gusty winds and sunshine.
Bright spot in the freezing weather, Eye of Kali blooming today.
25° with a high of 40°
Sunny. High around 40F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.
The oldest Grandchild was already awake at 4:00 am. "I was waiting for you to get up" he said. I had him try to go back to sleep while he listened to the noises I make feeding the cats and making coffee. Still awake, so I let him get up and watch TV :o)
Our Thanksgiving was yesterday. It was all good! I can't wait for leftovers!
We have a lot to do today with the Grandkids. It feels good to get back into the swing of things. Then Christmas comes :o)
The thoughts and prayers for all never stopped. I read yesterday to kind of keep up, but you know what I would say!
I has good time yesterday but kids driving me crazy so I get plate and fill up the foods then went home without kids screams...
My step-son cook in deep-fry turkey and sure it so good also foods, too!...
Next one, Christmas dinner coming up oh boy!...
Today: Sunny, with a high near 55. Wind chill values as low as 32 early. South wind between 5 and 7 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 32. South wind between 6 and 10 mph.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 59. Wind chill values as low as 27 early. Breezy, with a south wind 11 to 14 mph increasing to between 21 and 24 mph. Winds could gust as high as 34 mph.
Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. South wind around 18 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.
Reason why I left that I am wearing hearing aid that kids scream alot and it hurt to my nerves that I get grumble or angry about noising... So, I get foods then zoom to home... I has left over turkey bones to cook for broth today... It's so good to make for soups or something to make for it...
Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday. We don't have it here, not that I even fully understand what it's about, but any holiday that brings people together has got to be good.
All this talk about the cold is strange. I thought your winter started later in December. I spent a few years in Europe years back and it didn't snow before Christmas, except up in the mountains.
Rusty, my father has hearing aids and when the noise of kids is bad he just turns them down. If it's hereditary, I can look forward to a peaceful and quiet old age, but I'll have to brush up on my lip-reading, LOL.
Getting extra hot and humid again with more rain around. I'm still at work and don't get home until later in the week. But there has been rain at the weather station not far from my place. Can only hope it reached my place, this time of year the rain is very patchy and you can stand on one side of the road out of the rain while on the other side it's pouring.
While I was out and about yesterday I took this photo of some of our Cathedral Termite mounds. Our Giant Termite is only underground and in trees (and in buildings) so no external signs of nests. These Cathedral Termites are tiny and only grass eaters.
Man that's SOME Termite nest!
Glad they aren't wood eaters!
Pep that looks like here last Saturday.
It was cold but not uncomfortably so.
Probably upper 30's.
All the Poly is in and Door is up.
Just have some insulating/caulking and a few trim pieces to go.
The Main Trim will probably wait until Spring.
29° with a high of 50°
Sun and clouds mixed. Winds SSE at 15 to 25 mph.
Rusty, I see how uncomfortable that is. It's too bad the parents didn't shush them or send them outside to burn off their energy. It sounds like you got the best part of the turkey!
Tropic, I'm glad we have an old old tradition of giving thanks.
Short version of Thanksgiving
1: fourth Thursday in November in the United States; second Monday in October in Canada; commemorates a feast held in 1621 by the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag [syn: Thanksgiving Day]
2: a short prayer of thanks before a meal [syn: grace, blessing]
Weatherman said how wonderful today was going to be. High of 40º. Of course he forgot to mention the big south wind. Nearly can't stand up outside. So I will let it be winter & sit in my recliner & watch a football game.
We are nearly done with the current house project. Tore the last of the latch & plaster off & insulated & new sheetrock. Really warmed up that part of the house! Still the third coat of mud to put on & then painting. 4 doors to install & 5 windows to trim out & we will be done with the main floor of our house.
Next summer we will add a bathroom upstairs & re insulate. We did the upstairs in 1983. It was a bare attic then. Some of the insulation must be gone, because snow melts off the roof in places.
Our basement is unfinished & will stay that way. Water comes through the walls in heavy rains. We only use it for starting plants in the late winter. Saves heating the greenhouses early.
BP: I like the short version of Thanksgiving better. The long version about kicking heads of the Indians through the street doesn't exactly fit with the term "Thanksgiving"! :o~
Tropic: those are some huge termite mounds--it's a good thing they only eat grass--I would hate for them to attack my house! LOL
I'm back home again after 4 days at my DD's house. It was a lovely day for a drive and I made it back in record time in 2 1/2 hours---I didn't stop even once which is unusual for me. Friday was glad to get home, too. He had to go out in the back yard and sniff every blade of grass to make sure all is well on the home front. LOL
Had my nephew today and took him to a friend's house for a little while. She's the one I'm hoping to replace appliances for though the way things are going it may not happen. Anyways, she was putting up drywall compound and he was interested in doing it himself too. She wouldn't let him do that but she did let him paint a spot she had done already. So he got to prime a spot for her and did a great job. He loved doing it too!! LOL. So next time I get a chance I will probably take him there again so he can do some more work. lol
Here's what the fog looked liked when it started rolling in across the street.
38° with a high of 48°
A few showers this morning then thundershowers developing during the afternoon hours. Winds SE at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 70%.
Last quarter moon, but not Dyson Dark.
Pepper, it's an exellent way to teach them early, that they can do things. I can seee the joy on his big boy face! Love the rolling fog. It can creep in pretty fast.
Celia, how beautiful! Silent night, holy night, all is calm all is bright.
Red, I can't believe we are warmer than you at the moment :o) I use the Wunderground among others. Seems none are perfect, but one is the most accurate for rain happening, as it's starting to hit your roof. It's the Quad Cities NEXRAD Radar Map.
Henryr10, an amazing thing about the termites mounds, if people were to build a proportionately sized building it would have to cover 6 city blocks and tower over a mile into the sky. And termites are blind. The photos of that house with GH look great.
Sally, those termites tend like soggy ground, usually flat with not much tree growth. But the grass usually dominates, and that's what those termites like.
Marsue, Darwin City Council brought a lot of those termite mounds into the main street of town and set them up, full of termites. Looked great but a lot of the nearby property owners freaked. Unfortunately the termites didn't survive long term. They made a great landscape feature while they lasted.
It was quite a cool day for this time of year. Minimum this morning was 24C (75.2F) but the maximum only got to 31.2C (88.2F). Rain moved in middle of the day. Nothing heavy, but enough to keep the temperatures down.
Took this photo day before yesterday. Below normal rainfall this month is slowing down the waterfalls.
Checking in briefly, as I am very low on energy after the two weeks of active chemo treatments in the clinical trial. Staying with my son seems to be an ideal arrangement for both of us and he was able to bring me home Thanksgiving Day. I have a week off before next cycle begins. It has been a year since I found DG (or rather they found us, as they listed our Christmas tree farm and I had to tell them that we were not selling trees that year). I appreciate all the new friends I have made here-even though we have never met in person.
Hi Everyone!!!! We went to Oklahoma City to visit my mom on Wednesday, left early to beat the nasty storm that was going to produce tornadoes from AR/OK state line half way to OKC, not a large area but large enough for me! We beat it and not only did we not get any weather while driving, we didn't get any weather at her house either!
Started out nice and warm with temps topping out at 61 around noon today. Temps have been steadily dropping since and we are near freezing now, around 34 or so. Strong winds all day too.
In Overland Park, KS the Milburn Country club caught fire around 4pm or so and has pretty much burned to the ground. They are in defensive mode, trying to keep it from spreading. It's contained but not under control.
30° with a high of 32°
Cloudy and windy with on and off snow showers mainly during the morning.
Winds W at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of snow 30%.
Wildly Windy and Dyson Dark!
Sunfarm, I hope a bit of energy is back today. I can imagine how beat your body feels. I'm sure your Son feels good about being able to help you in any way. Is there any hint the treatment is working?
Aren't life's turns amazing? I joined when I found another Nichols person was here, but sadly she never joined, and I think I found that she passed. There aren't too many Alison's in Nichols. I felt sad for her. She was young.
Hi Chrissy! That was lucky! We had a tornado watch Monday. I couldn't believe it! LOL over being relaxed.
Hi Early! That is a lot of bulbs! I barely found room for less tha 75. I photograph old barns before they are all gone. Wow, the car looks alive! Shocked, but alive :o)
Pepper, fires are the worst. I'm glad no one was hurt. Our old rodeo building in the next town south of us, "The Thirsty Camel," lost it's kitchen last year, or was it this spring? The bikers use it now so it's a whole different kind of rodeo :o) It's not Sturgis, but you should hear the bikes coming and going over the three days they celebrate Memoriol day.
Ric, I meant to give Robyn a hug before Thanksgiving, and wasn't here. I'm sure Thanksgiving wasn't without many thoughts of her sister. I was thinking of her too.
As I was dusting, I realized how many times I was rubbing these. Enough to give everyone a wish for the day.
It's bitterly cold today. Our high was in the low 30s with gusty winds and as soon as the sun went down the temps dropped pretty quickly and are still dropping.
We are also extremely dry. Any moisture we've had has been mimimal and hasn't helped the fire danger here. With the strong winds and dry conditions it doesn't take much for a fire to start around here. We need a good snowfall.
Blushing Knockout Rose still blooming away despite extremely cold temps. Crazy rose. lol
20° and Dyson Dark
Wind: From W at 16mph gusting to 21mph
Some morning flurries with mostly sunny skies expected later in the day. High near 30F. Winds WNW at 15 to 25 mph.
Reheadclan, you are as cold as me at night, but warmer during the day. 60* sounds pretty good :o)
Bernie, we had the wind, but just flurries.
Celia, what a wonderful birthday! It's been awhile since I've had steak. I won't buy it because it's better at a restaurant.
Pepper, I hope no one has any more fires. How beautiful!!!
It's Wednesday already. I kind of frittered yesterday away and didn't accomplish much.
The garden catalogs are coming in the mail so I went thru my seed list and found I ordered most of it last year. Since the driveway wasn't poured, I have to wait again to see what I can plant.
I need to can tomato juice for sure, and beets. Next, I'll have to go thru and count what we've eaten and compare it to what I canned, to kind of get an idea on how much I should can in a year.
See, I can ramble on without any help :o)
Old old sleigh bells. Each one is different so they have a beautiful sound when gently shaken.
We have an ice storm here. Everything is covered with ice, even the car! Lucky I have a day off, it's our National Day.
Tomorrow is the big day, my DD and Nicholas will arrive at 11 a.m.!!!! I'm cooking and fix everything to be ready for them.