As you can see by Itzl's concerned look, this group is for us to check in at to let people know we are alive, doing OK, and not affected by such things as heat, blizzards, floods, wild fires, hurricanes, tornadoes, power outages, or other such things that could keep us off DKos. It's also so we can find other Kossacks nearby for in-person checks when other methods of communication fail - a buddy system. Members come here to check in. If you're not here, or anywhere else on DKos, and there are adverse conditions in your area (floods, heatwaves, hurricanes, etc.), we and your buddy are going to check up on you. If you are going to be away from your computer for a day or a week, let us know here. We care!
If you'd like to be part of the Itzl Alert Network, please leave a comment asking to join, or send us a message asking to join. We'd love to have you. The bigger our network, the less likely someone will be stranded all alone.
Half way through the month already.
The Ides of November aren't near as exciting as the Ides of March.
Cold weather is here, but not frigid. Not yet.
I harvested the last of my celery before the cold hit. Most of my garden is bedded down for winter. A lot of what I grew (and am still growing) will be eaten in the winter feasts: Thanksgiving, Cookie Day, Solstice, New Years. I still have tomatoes ripening, and there are potatoes, kohlrabis, cabbages, beets, broccoli, kale, parsnips, radishes, carrots, and rutabagas.