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Itzl AlertingAs 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!

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We didn't get much locally in the way of storms, just rain.

That's not true of the entire state, as there were tornadoes in Lawton and hail in other cities.

There was so little rain that Itzl and Xoco were happy to play out in it and were barely damp when they came in. They didn't feel the need to shake themselves dry and a quick pass with a towel dried them completely off. They didn't even get damp enough to create that damp doggy smell.


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  •  Tip Jar (11+ / 0-)

    All knowledge is worth having. Check out OctopodiCon to support steampunk learning and fun. Also, on DKos, check out the Itzl Alert Network.

    by Noddy on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 09:20:09 PM PDT

  •  Morning Noddy (7+ / 0-)

    looks as if the troubles are not over around Boston. SIgh. We know Dallas FD lost a captain last night in West. He was my age ...

    LBJ, Lady Bird, Van Cliburn, Ike, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

    by BlackSheep1 on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 10:29:55 PM PDT

  •  Hi Noddy, be sure to check out my Saturday morning (6+ / 0-)

    New Day. You'll see.

    Busy, busy, busy here.

  •  g'day, passing through as I need to get some sleep (6+ / 0-)

    Today is day I am supposed to get measured for tux; starting to remember why I want to be cremated

  •  dry enough here (Th) for us to hurt ourselves w (5+ / 0-)
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    broths, luckylizard, Noddy, FloridaSNMOM, weck

    garden project, 8-)! but we pretty much got it done!

    In the SE corner of the back yard, we have a privacy fence, a 12-15" deep edge-bed, filled on the south side of the angle with sweet woodruff, an 18-24" gravel path, and the raised bed in that corner. the 2x4 edge of the woodruff bed had rotted out, and we have intrusion issues with small dogs, cats, raccoons & possums digging under the fence (cedar) to get in... the possums like the "rivers" of ferns, woodruff & gravel for their tar-like deposits; the raccoons like to fish in the pond, for our skeeter-larvae-eaters; the cats like the soft dirt in the garden beds to do their business in!

    so we also dug in treated 2x6 directly under the fence boards. then filled in with all the dirt and woodruff that got carved out to get the boards in.

    also found a very close-by sunken place in the east path, where roots of a VERY former landscrape tree had rotted out over 20+ years. much scrounging of dirt from other places in the yard, fill in and tamp in the maze of hollows where roots had rotted out, and fill and fill and fill! then new landscape cloth and rake the gravel back onto. and that one is pretty much taken care of.

    just before the rain returns, hoorah!

    "real" work : a job where you wash your hands BEFORE you use the bathroom...

    by chimene on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 11:23:41 PM PDT

    •  Yay for almost being done (2+ / 0-)
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      FloridaSNMOM, chimene

      In gardening, you are never truly done. Only almost.

      I am hauling up my wading pool gardens, and turning my yard into a "showcase" so it will sell.  I will plant gerbera daisies and marigolds for the summer months and prune back the roses and Carolina Jessamine and forsythias, and mark where the bulbs are.  I may take the irises, daffodils, hyacinths, tulips, and lilies with me. I will be taking up some of the wild violets that dot my yard, too. I'll store them (ie grow them) at my daughter's until I settle somewhere, and then move them to my new place.

      You can take your gardens with you!

      All knowledge is worth having. Check out OctopodiCon to support steampunk learning and fun. Also, on DKos, check out the Itzl Alert Network.

      by Noddy on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 05:40:46 AM PDT

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      •  not so much, sigh, if you're trying to cross a (1+ / 0-)
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        border. so I guess I won't be taking any of my mom's daffodils. oh well, they weren't anything particular. I have some other narcissus from her place too, but I think my nose is getting old, 8-) as they don't seem to smell much anymore.

        the daphne and neighbor's lilacs, and our silly pink, one-shot clematis, and the primroses & roses DO get through, though.

        I don't think I'd want to take my thug-violets even if I could, though! they mostly don't have much scent, and they WOULD take over the world if they could. strangely, my french miniature strawberries also appear to be trying to take over the world and THAT I don't mind at all! they're the only strawberries I find at all interesting. (teach me to put them in the compost 15 years ago!)

        "real" work : a job where you wash your hands BEFORE you use the bathroom...

        by chimene on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 09:02:39 PM PDT

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  •  Good morning everyone! (3+ / 0-)
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    luckylizard, Noddy, FloridaSNMOM

    There's a chance of more rain today.  Just what we need.

    We're having a Chicago Kossack meet up at my local nature center tomorrow.  We were going to volunteer, but it's so wet, that we'll probably just walk around.  

    Have a good day.

    I am a work in progress. Still.

    by broths on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 03:33:12 AM PDT

  •  Mixed bag here. (3+ / 0-)
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    broths, Noddy, FloridaSNMOM

    The river is up to 17.74 ft, a 1.66ft rise since yesterday.  That should about half fill the riverfront park.

    The arthritis index is down from "Extreme" yesterday to only "High" today.  Hey, I take what positive news I can get.  :-)

    -7.62, -7.28 "Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly." -Langston Hughes

    by luckylizard on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 04:37:12 AM PDT

  •  Morning (1+ / 0-)
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    Warm day here today, supposed to be cold and rainy tomorrow. I'll probably put off the mopping until Sunday since it's supposed to rain all day and I'll just end up mopping it again if I do it in the morning. Work smarter not harder, right?

    My breathing isn't too bad, though I run out of air and stamina quickly. I'm still feeling really weak and tired though. Taking lots of breaks but getting done what I need to get done. We went to the library yesterday so I have five books to read at least.

    "Madness! Total and complete madness! This never would've happened if the humans hadn't started fighting one another!" Londo Mollari

    by FloridaSNMOM on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 08:36:43 AM PDT

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