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Currently, there is a blue agility tube in the computer room...

For the purpose of training little M...

She will go in it...however, once she gets the treat she will back out of the tunnel the way she came.  Instead of going forward out of the end of the tunnel.

Also, currently, spending the night on FloridaSNMom's desk is a treestump filled with 3 squirrels, which both little M and Sophie very much enjoy playing with.  Especially Sophie, who when she shakes the stump enjoys sending the squirrels flying from it.

(Note, no squirrels are actually harmed in the use of the stump!)

What are some random things you've got laying about in your home?

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  •  random things hanging around my house? (10+ / 0-)

    well in my room I have several B&H converted oil lamps, a Saudi prayer rug, a Navajo sand painting, several Egyptian faiences, a regulator clock, some brass statues, a French Egyptian Revival clock, a couple of federalist wall mirrors, an 18th Century lithograph of a jackal,  various African edged weapons, a couple of ewisa I have converted into walking canes and a couple of 19th Century Chinese silk tapestries.  This does not include my fox terrierist.

    Of course, I keep my unusual stuff in the other rooms.

    •  No! You really didn't have to say it..... (5+ / 0-)

      Yes you did:

       Of course, I keep my unusual stuff in the other rooms.  

      Let's see,
      what's the phrase I'm looking for?


      Smart ass.

      Bringing a child into the world at this point in history is a crime, the crime of child endangerment.

      by bigjacbigjacbigjac on Wed Sep 18, 2013 at 05:11:06 AM PDT

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    •  Very nice entlord (4+ / 0-)
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      But I suspect your stuff is less random and more intentional :P. Except what the fox terrierist drags in.

      We don't keep stuff like that. One we don't have the money, and two it would just get broken, or the cat would decide to climb the tapestries. I'd love to have some historical items, maybe when the kids are grown and I have a library I can keep the chaos from corrupting. LOL.

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

      by FloridaSNMOM on Wed Sep 18, 2013 at 05:14:09 AM PDT

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      •  my kids are gone and I am alone except for the (3+ / 0-)
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        fox terrierist.  In a former life I suspect she was a spinster librarian because she is more persnickety than I am.  While I am not wealthy, I find with research, I can find items which are misidentified or else simply not wanted on that particular auction.  I have seen a kris go off for $120 on one auction and another for $1200 on different auction the same day.  As far as that goes, I have seen two identical items go off for vastly different sums as the first one goes off high and then, since there were only two bidders wanting an item, the second bidder has it at his price.

        Recently on auction there were 4 items; the strategy was if it would be better to bid on the second or third items or wait for the fourth item.  There could be people "lying back" waiting for the fourth item, figuring the high bidders would all be satisfied or everyone interested could have fought it out over the earlier items.  In that event, the third item was the cheap one

  •  Too much junk laying about the house (7+ / 0-)

    Really time to organize, donate & throw out.

    Big Scotty~ Barb Mahan

    Big Scotty~Quilt by Barb Mahan

  •  Good morning. (5+ / 0-)

    Going up to 81 with a chance of showers.

    Just hanging out at home for the most part.   Doing laundry and cleaning.

    Have a good day.

    I am a work in progress. Still.

    by broths on Wed Sep 18, 2013 at 05:15:41 AM PDT

  •  Good morning! (5+ / 0-)

    So Caedy got up early because she doesn't work until noon and worked really early yesterday, and she did my chores for me. I thought for a few minutes about picking up something else, doing a bathroom or something, and then I decided to actually take a day off when I wasn't incapable of moving. It should be nice. Maybe I'll have some extra spoons for stuff I want to do outside later, if it doesn't rain.

    The blue tube is a dog agility tube: we're not training M to agility, but there may come a time in her work that she needs to go through a covered bridge, or onto a slightly unstable surface that is safe (like a suspension bridge for example) and so going through an agility tube that's not staked down and in the playroom is good practice for that.

    It's supposed to be a bit cooler today. Right now it isn't so much cooler as damper. It's a bit foggy out and overcast, a bit breezy. It's in the mid 70's instead of the high 60's like it has been in the morning, but I have the windows open for a little bit to let some air into the house.

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

    by FloridaSNMOM on Wed Sep 18, 2013 at 05:20:09 AM PDT

  •  Gone Fishin'!! (6+ / 0-)

    Back later!

    If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever. &

    by weck on Wed Sep 18, 2013 at 05:57:06 AM PDT

  •  I have a (4+ / 0-)
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    hummingbird nest.  It's hard for me to think of unusual things because most of my environment is unusual.  The nest is a relatively new addition.  A friend brought it to me last year when she was sure the birds were finished with it.

    I also have a toy piano that I got from someone's trash.  I refinished it and it's now and end table, complete with a facsimile of a Chopin nocturne on the music stand.

    Overcast today with a high of 84.  Slight chance of a shower or two.  Though we need it, I'm praying there will be no rain until a friend gets the new roof on her garage.  She's preparing her house for sale and out of town relatives are here to help with the roof.

    -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 Wed Sep 18, 2013 at 06:57:13 AM PDT

  •  A tiny funnel sits on one of my bookshelves... (3+ / 0-)
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    It's very delicate, about an inch long. I have no idea what it was used for, but it's pretty. It might be pewter. It's silver, anyway.

    I also have an abundance of wadded up paper balls that the cats have chased after and batted under a couch or chair or the refrigerator. The vacuum cleaner shifts into a high-pitched whine whenever it sucks one out from under something.

    Good morning, everyone. Clear and cool here, going up to about 70.

    Hope everyone has a good day!

  •  It is in the high 80's here with rain. (3+ / 0-)
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    We have had 43 inches of rain this year so far.  It is raining now but should soon stop by the looks of the radar. We are expecting bad weather this weekend from a tropical storm that is sitting on the Yucatan right now.

    Still working in my garden.  I have everything bought that I need for it except fish fertilizer.  I have very little space to have a traditional garden, so most of it is in containers.  I can keep the tomatoes out of the rain and water from the bottom so there is no mold to spray.  I can move them around to catch the sun as the days get shorter.  

    My plant thief took my chines cabbage this time.  I had forgot to put that on the lanai last night.  I am sure they were disappointed that it was not real cabbage when they final took a close look at the tag.  

    I spent a lot of time researching fall gardening in South Florida yesterday on the internet.  There is lots more then there was last year to read.  I think more people are trying to urban garden then in the past.  I always need all the tips I can get.  I also noticed that the Agriculture Centers are doing more on the internet then in the past here in Florida. Five years into this depression has been hard on Florida and people are looking for ways to make do.  Anyways I am right on schedual with my planting window.  

    This is only my second year with urban gardening here.  I grew up with my mother's garden and had gardens when I owned homes in other parts of the country.  So it is quite a bit different here as to what will grow and how you have to handle it.  Getting started can be expensive at first too.

    Everyone have a good day.

  •  A plant thief? (2+ / 0-)
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    I must have missed that in one of your earlier posts. That's pretty sad. Is it Napa cabbage they took? Hope at least they know what to do with it!

    I admire your enthusiasm and determination and willingness to research things, trkingmomoe. Best of luck with your gardening!

  •  Something unusual (1+ / 0-)
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    laying about? Hmm, nothing really, unless you count: baby bottles, bras, Halloween costume, syringes, cookie cutters, popcorn and wrapped Christmas presents. :)

    Lots of little chores to do today, from meatloaf making to sweeping to prepping for work tonight.  Been up since around 5 a.m. thanks to another migraine, been visiting at the hospital and egg shopping.  Nothing much, other than that.

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