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trugasCA

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Message Posted: Jun 19, 2014 2:02:30 PM

I have no trips in mind. Pretty much saw most of places l wanted to visit.
I will garden and relax at home.
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2014 11:24:46 AM

Glad you finished off those yellow jackets !!

Now move to the FALL topic and let this one die til next year? Smiles.
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2014 6:19:07 PM

I called off work three out of four days this week. Its a union thing, only cost me one occurrence, so you get what you can out of it.

I think all the financial things are done. Just need to wait & let the dust settle & see how much money is left & then see how many little things we can pay off. But the big things are done!

I had to take the new car back to the dealership & have some brake work done on it. I think it sat in their lot to long. Anyway they took good care of me & it this morning. So Vibe is good as new and were all happy again.

Tomorrow will be a one day work week for me.
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Message Posted: Oct 3, 2014 8:56:31 PM

My finance plan that I started on my vacation week is working nicely. I think next week I'm going to call in sick & pay some bills off. That & go pick up a car we put a down payment on today. Then I can sell the old Escort too. Life should be a little better after this is done. Were getting the wife a 2010 Pontiac Vibe. She had one before but it ended up with her ex in the divorce. So now she is happy.
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 2:24:11 PM

Yesterday I squirted some seven dust into a yellow jacket hole on the outside of the house. It went from being like a busy airport to a slow moving rescue mission. They are trying to move somewhere, I don't know where. Today I'm going to squirt expanding foam into the hole. Bye bye yellow jackets!

Its back to work tomorrow.
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2014 10:53:25 AM

Well the kids are back and the wife & I have been on vacation this week. I'm working on some financial things and we've been looking at cars. Once my financial things go through, we'll be looking to get rid of the old Escort & replace it with something that either the wife or her daughter can drive. Then all four of us will have a car we can just put our stuff in & not have to swap all around depending on schedules.
Its made for a busy week. here it is Thursday & I only have half the lawn mowed. Good thing I have another week off in October.
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2014 10:40:44 AM

Thanks riverrising, l went there and enjoyed a 5 or 6 minute video of springs and waterfalls and l did find it peaceful. Hope things get better for you.
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2014 10:30:21 AM

Jetta_pilot, it was about like that here. We finally got a 91 degree day. Next day was 78.
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 6:29:10 PM

Well where I live summer was cancelled! Maybe a total of 4-5 days where the temperatures went into the lower to mid 80's!
Never had to use AC at home or in my car.
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 3:52:20 PM

I glad to get down to park,watch the ducks. if you utube.
put this
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in search... cut&paste.

I can't remember my own name, being divorced,really sets you black.
but it might also be living in different state.

[Edited by: riverrising at 9/15/2014 3:58:51 PM EST]
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 3:18:47 PM

Baylee your first paragraph expresses my feelings better than l can. Two opposites. Simply do not understand. To each his own, as long as it is not preventing others from enjoying why they came to outdoors.

Another thing is cars with loud music and they ALWAYS open their windows to "share"..I got caught at a signal the other day between one turning left and one on my right. Even with my windows up, l could tell the two types of music they were playing.

Sure hope l can get a couple or three more bulbs in the ground today.

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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2014 7:11:33 PM

Tru, about the loud music -- the people had nice-looking tents, and took over two camping spots together, and had a lot to keep themselves busy. I just can't figure out why they had the two opposite things happening, drinking an making a racket as well as wanting to camp in a lovely park.

The tent is now brushed off from all of the sand and tree droppings, and ready to roll up, probably not used till next year. We've never tried using this one in colder weather, but the tiny one was nice and cozy even below freezing. This one has one wall that is designed to allow a draft in all the time, and has a lot more air space inside, so it's not as likely to get warmed up.

I'm working on designing a way to sew two different sheets together for a sleeping-bag liner, to keep the bags themselves cleaner. We also use it that way when the weather is too warm to use the bags at all.
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2014 12:12:27 PM

Playtime, it must be kinda like a vacation for you as well. Peace and quiet. Smiles.
This is my first post since getting online 2 or more hours ago. Just reading other things that have been happening.

Glad all is well with you and yours.
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2014 11:07:08 AM

The kids have the week off work and decided to go back to visit friends & family in Oklahoma. I texted them to text us when they get there so we know they made it alright.
My timing was incredible. They had just had a belt break on the car, and were at a motel making some phone calls to try & get things fixed. So they stayed at the motel & this morning they car is fixed & they are back on the road again.
I hope he takes the car to his grandpa's auto shop for a check up while he is out there. He trusts him with the car more then anyone in the world. & there is more work he could have done.
Anyway, its kinda nice to have the house to ourselves for a few days.
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2014 2:07:00 PM

YEs canned goods in cans. Some bottles of jelly but it wasn't affected. On l lower immovable shelf. I was sitting here watching it tip, push the cabinet door open, then topple out a few cans, then the slide began. Weird watching it.

Yes l remember going camping and being irritated by loud music in next lot, so l could not feel like l was in country and listen to birds etc. Party time. Could have stayed home and listened to loud music.
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2014 6:06:18 PM

Thats the only problem with public campgrounds. One time I was out with the ex and her family & we were the ones that the 20 year old's were mad at because we were up until 2 or 3am talking. Not even drinking heavily. It seemed like a switch to me that the older group was keeping the kids up. lol...
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2014 11:37:08 PM

Playtime, let's assume they are tin cans and not canning jars.

Maybe that's why I grew up calling them tins instead of cans-- avoids confusion.

We are still sorting and cleaning and putting away our camping gear from last weekend - two nights in the tent, with no rain and very few bugs. Unfortunately there were some idiots who thought they were there to party all night instead of sleeping.
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2014 7:23:54 PM

Hope you didn't lose much. Two things come to mind when the term Canned Goods comes up. #1 Glass "Ball" jars & #2 food in cans from the store.
Hoping it was the second & just made a very cleanable mess.
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2014 12:54:59 PM

My shelf collapsed and dumped all my canned goods on the floor. Looked like the earthquake damage ..but just cheap plaxtic support pegs.
Love Home Depot as they tell you online exactly which aisle to go to to find your item and which bay in the case of metal support pegs.
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2014 9:25:55 AM

Morning all. Got up a little earlier than usual today. Even later yesterday l noticed it was still dark. I like to get up to sunshine. Guess the season is changing quicker than l expected. Decided to go to lunch with the bunch on Sept 23rd...first day of Autumn.

My living is easy. Summer or winter. I am so spoiled. Life of leisure. Never had it so good.

Made banana creme pie yesterday. It was the cooked type of pudding and required stirring for about 20 minutes. So l had the housekeeper stand there and do it for me. How about that?

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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2014 10:58:12 AM

Our "Leader" here is losing her memory faster than the rest of us. l have noticed a lot of her recent memory lately is simply not there. We go to lunch once a month and she doesn't remember being at that place at all when we later discuss it. She filled out new patient papers for her dog recently that had been there 4 or so months before. She drinks a lot of wine and some people say that is it. But l think she is slowly sinking into dementia of some sort. She never brings the memory up, it never exists and we used to argue about things a lot. Now l know why.

My memory has always been poor. My cousin and l had the same experiences as children, and she would bring up this or that, which l never could recall. l have always found it difficult to remember people's names.
Part of my problem of remembering is l am not observant. I don't even see what others see. Two of us can sit in a frontroom of a friends and later talk about the visit and they might say "her table was lovely blue" I wouldn't even recall it at all.

Well our summertime was short and in spurts. Couple of warm days, surrounded by fogg til noon days then another warm day. My tomatoes show it too.
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2014 10:44:48 PM

Playtime, the SO has to do the same password change every 3 months at work. He usually goes for something familiar to himself, plus a number or two that he can relate to the word/s. And then 3 months later he has to start over.

Tru, you are quite right about people with Alzheimer's rememberig the distant past but not the immediate past. It makes it very difficult to deal with them.

I sure hope that researchers figure out soon what is going on, and how to make it stop! But lots of oder folk have excellent memories and minds overall. I sure hope I fit into that category.

As to summer plans, with the temps the last week we will have lots of summer still to come. Our plan is to go camping on the weekend, for a couple of nights.
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2014 10:43:35 AM

Recent program l saw said that practicing to remember doesn't help at all. You know they have been telling us to do xwords etc to help memory. I guess you either have it or you don't.
I know in the stores they try to confuse us and play on the fact we might not remember, by making many sized packages at various prices. But l have started taking a look at individual unit price. On t tissue for another, l go by how many square feet. 352 sq ft for $5 is good price now. (i was shopping yesterday and looking at ads this morning)
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2014 7:02:01 PM

I might remember old addresses but not phone #'s. There are just way to many things I have to sign into and work sign in's have to change every 3 months. That really confuses things.
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2014 10:45:23 AM

Memory is funny thing eh? They say that alzheimers patients remember long ago but not current. Wonder if that's why l remember the 20 year old number, and not my current phone number? They also say when you first get alzheimers, you know it. But l have tested and passed that.
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 10:37:13 PM

I can still remember my university student #, which I haven't needed in a very long time! Not that I'd use it for an ID # these days. Well, maybe if I need one that's 9 digits?

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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 5:38:38 PM

Chuckle, old phone #'s----------------lucky if l can remember the current one. LOL
Strangely tho, l do remember my old Kaiser Health plan #, Haven't had in 20 or more years.
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2014 8:20:24 PM

Tru, you can use street names you lived on decades ago, or variations based on old phone #s. No one in the world would be able to figure out my bank code based on any current info they could find out about me.

I may have a surprise announcement about travel in a week or so! Stay tuned.
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2014 1:42:49 PM

oregon/calif trip
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2014 11:00:37 AM

Interesting Baylee, tying together password relating to user name. All l have ever done is grab a name out of thin air, means nothing and so l can't remember them unless l use it frequently, like the bank or Safeway. Maybe one credit card, then the rest l have to look up each time.
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 11:56:54 PM

I don't even have a cell phone, so couldn't use an app. But I wouldn't feel any safer putting that on a phone.

What I do is ty to use a password that relates to my user namd in a way that few others would be able to figure out. Like if I have an animal nickname, the password is related to an animal I have know that had that name or characteristic. But it's hard to get specific without giving too much away. Or I use a related term in another language sometimes.
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 11:11:16 AM

I just wrote all my passwords etc in the back of my monthly calendar book. I use various names and emails as well, so l can't remember which for what.

Quiet weekend aren't they all now? I should contact one of my out of town friends and meet for lunch, but l won't. I have a nice rib eye waiting to cook and already cooked scalloped potatoes and tapioca for dessert. Probably just mess around in the patio area.
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2014 6:54:32 PM

Today I had a Colonoscopy done. Everything came out well... lol... Now My stress level can drop a lot. Only one more big thing I need to make happen over the next month or two. Then life can settle back down for a while. I hope.

last weekend it seemed nothing on line would work like it was supposed to. But like magic Tuesday everything worked as advertised. I could not even book a flight for the wife's son on the company site until Tuesday, even though I tried on Sunday & Monday. That was a huge stress too.

I need to find one of those phone apps to help me remember all my site sign ins. That would help me a lot too. Anybody know of a free one?

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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2014 5:59:46 PM

About animals knowing who will help them, we know some people who literally had a dog jump into their car in the middle of a big city. This was years ago, and they still have her -- or she has them! We figure we have a big SUCKER mark that we can't see but all the potential pets can. That's how we have lived with 3 dogs and about 5 of our cats over the years. I do admit to seeking out at least one cat, but that was ages ago, and I've had to find new homes for several others.

Summer is getting along -- the shadows are getting longer and the days shorter. But we are finally going to go somewhere! Just visiting an old friend for the weekend, but it will be good to relax there - after spending ages packing and then fighting the long-weekend traffic.

[Edited by: BayleeBuggy at 8/28/2014 6:00:19 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2014 10:49:07 AM

I agree that animals go to caring people. Little Bella attached to me for her getting fed decent food. Her mom now gives out no treats to any of the dogs. Good for her as they are little and fill up on treats and don't eat their food.

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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 7:19:05 PM

It seems most of the animals here attach to me more then anyone else. I think it shows when you really care about them. They understand that really well.

Being there for the quake is just crazy! After the nearly 4 years I spent in California I went back to Salt Lake City & that's where I felt the only Earth Quake Ive ever felt. Just a little 4.0 & that was exciting enough for me.

I wish I could have traveled more in the pacific states while I was out there. I saw a few things but not nearly enough. Then again, can you ever see enough?
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 10:13:44 AM

My trips were a 4th of July trip to Minneapolis for a game and a late July wedding in Lincoln Nebraska.
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 9:30:36 AM

Playtime:So you did a great job of fostering the pups and they got good homes. Good for you. Now the yorkie. They are cute, but...attach to one person l hear.
You need to go back to work to get some rest by getting back to routine.

That complex l was looking at is in Napa and the epicenter of an earthquake which even rolled thru here. I was awake with high b/p headache. Saw blue lights flashing when the transformer blew out. Only quake l have felt in 25 years.

Playtime: l saw covered bridge near Yosemite, some in Oregon on my trips there as well. They are away from the highways. Took a picture of the one near Yosemite.
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2014 9:34:50 PM

This has been the craziest week. We got back from our trip and had a ton of laundry & cleaning to do. Thursday the Heat & A/C guys were here, & Friday I had a doc apt. Today we went all the way across Cleveland to a Petco and both puppies got adopted! I'm so relieved. I think they both are going to great homes. All 5 dogs that showed up had new homes in 2 hours.

We got back & sent the new little dog to the groomer then I came home & mowed the lawn. It needed it bad. Then I had a snack & went to pick up the little dog again & I just got done eating at 9:20 pm.

This week off of work has felt like I worked every day. I still need to get the garbage out of the house & change the cat litter tomorrow.

CALGON TAKE ME AWAY! LOL... How many of you remember that commercial?

[Edited by: playtimeCLE at 8/23/2014 9:36:25 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2014 2:31:01 PM

Were back. We got in last night about 4am. I drove all but the last 80 miles. I just was not going to be able to stay awake so I let the wife drive in from this side of Toledo.

It was a fun but busy trip. I got to meet lots of the wife's relatives, and saw a lot of country around the Kansas, Missouri border.

I got to stop & photograph a covered bridge in Iowa. Ive done a lot of touring Ohio & surrounding area's photographing covered bridges, something I had never seen in the west.

We also came back with a little Yorkie dog. We were having a BBQ at the wife's dad's house when a car pulled up, opened the door & speed off with a little dog chasing after it. We couldn't just leave her there. She is such a good dog were not sure if we want to keep her or find her a home.

I'm told the the male dog we have been fostering has a potential home already. He is a good dog too. With a little training he could be a really great dog.
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2014 10:57:59 AM

Yes Baylee l think they learned something from the 1906 event. Surrounded by water, it seems strange the city burned down.

I am going on a short drive to enjoy an un-populated area. Always enjoy driving thru back country and looking at cows and trees and wonder if it will still be green. Just under an hours drive. Lunch there , then drive home. I am looing at another senior complex that is set up like this one, bungalows or cottages, and they have an on site cafe. Intriguing, as l have never run into that, except a county wide distribution and congregate meals served. This county has one kitchen and it sends out institutional type food. Awful. I can't find a cook to hire, so looking into cafe on site. Doubt l will move as there are so many other advantages here. So l set up a list of pros and cons.
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2014 11:49:10 AM

Good morning!

Tru, thanks for the link to the info about the fire dept. That all makes sense, and sounds like they are better prepared than lots of other cities.

Well, the guys supposed to work on our place this summer are now two weeks behind in other work, and at this rate it will be fall before they can get to our job. And I am planning on a bit of a trip soon -- not an exciting vacation, just visiting a couple of friends. I do want to be here when the work is done, so I'm still trying to juggle several events.
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2014 1:11:13 PM

Got a perm yesterday 1st day and can't tell anything til you wash your hair but this one lady is always full of compliments (half are unbelievable) so i got up this morning and it is sticking out all over and practically uncombeable so l feel like going over and saying, "still like my perm?" Lol. Someone who always compliments everyone- on everything- everyday- is totally looking for attention in my books.
I plan to wash it or at least wet it enough to comb.
That's all I have planned for today....oh no l will run the dishwasher also.
Fascinating day ahead eh?
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2014 2:40:16 PM

I found this: Baylee,San Francisco Fire Department Auxiliary Water Supply ...
en.wikipedia.org/.../San_Francisco_Fire_Department_Auxiliar...
Wikipedia
The system is made up of a collection of water reservoirs, pump stations, cisterns, suction connections and fireboats. While the system can use both fresh or salt
I amazed myself that it worked. l just learned copy and paste last night. Not clean but it answers the question.

Have a good and safe trip Playtime. Enjoy and be open minded to inlaws.
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2014 8:21:53 PM

The wife & I are leaving for Kansas City tomorrow. she has been planning this trip for awhile. Ive been hoping to push it back a month or two but but she is determined to make it happen. When It's to see her family Its tough to say no. They are not that close, so when people are into it, you just gotta go.

Most of them I will be meeting for the first time. So this should be fun. I haven't had a good long drive in quite a while. I enjoy cross country driving. Talk to you all when I get back. I'll be doing Gasbuddy from the phone for the next few days.
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2014 11:31:00 AM

It feels like September here already -- I had the heat on in the car last night! And (big surprise) more rain probably due by tonight.

Tru, for the SF situation I wasn't thinking of boats in the bay -- though that sounds like a great idea -- but of using trucks that have tanks to fill with water. I guess they are more common in the country, where we don't have a hydrant every few hundred feet. Well, there is a hydrant near the top of our driveway, but it's also about 750 feet to get up or down our drive! So the fire trucks here are at least two different kinds, and one kind can shuttle back and forth between a water source and the fire. Then the other kind of truck takes the water out and uses it, while another like the first one shuttles back for more water. OR, maybe add a parallel set of water lines and hydrants in the city that can use salt water if necessary.

I would love to see SF, and we have a set of amazing photos of it from 1904. We collect stereo cards, for the old-fashioned viewers, and the earthquake and fire were very popular subjects.
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2014 10:40:55 AM

Baylee l think they do,from the fire boats in the bay, but how far do hoses go into the middle of town? I read about it once but my memory fails me. I just found it was interesting to note that the earthquake did not cause all the damage. I remember that part.

Playtime, l have seen several sites mention the coolness of this summer. I guess for US in CA it is a good thing as high temps would really coz a problem in this drought. It was 77 here yesterday and cool wind. We had sandwiches for the pot luck as we expected hot August weather. It wasn't enjoyed much. The worst part was my friends dog was sick and she wasn't going to take it to vet til friday. It had labored breathing and racing heart and had thrown up the little food it ate the day before. I talked her into going to ER. We were there til 9:30 and l don't drive after dark. But it was close to home. The parking lot was dark and no curb color so hard to see that but once out of that l was ok.

I sure would like to take a trip. Wish l had relatives that lived somewhere nice, like Hawaii. My sister lives in Fresno and they are hot. I often head north to Oregon in summers past.

[Edited by: trugasCA at 8/14/2014 10:43:04 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2014 6:26:22 PM

Most of my family is in either Colorado, Utah or California. This drought has been going on for years it seems. Whats crazy is the high to day in Cleveland was maybe 75 degrees in the middle of August. It seems to rain 3 days & then stop for three days. I have not had to water the garden in a month. Its just crazy!
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BayleeBuggy
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2014 10:36:57 AM

Tru, I wish we could divert some rain your way! And if I lived in SF, I'd be figuring how to pump salt water through some of those pumper trucks.
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2014 9:54:57 AM

I saw on last night's news that San Francisco is going on water rationing. They have a double problem, also need water to fight fires. That was the problem with the 1906 earthquake. Not enough water and the fires burned the town down.
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2014 11:21:49 AM

The falls were no longer, it was just a huge muddy amount of water much wider than the original.

Everyone has an abundance of water but us. We are in a drought.

Some have way too much water.

I must leave this computer. l have been on for over 3 hours. When l stand up l can't walk for a few minutes l found when l went for coffee. Smile.
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