Friday, September 30, 2022

Fall Zinnia Bouquet
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67 Responses to Friday, September 30, 2022

  1. taw46 says:

    I hope the democrats won’t be successful, I hope enough people will see through what they are doing. But they have the media aiding them every step through this lie.

    “For the left, labeling Republicans as “extremists” isn’t just a short-term strategy to win elections, but a long-term one configured to dissuade any serious conservative from faithfully serving in government. Long before Biden’s September speech, Democrat politicians and their buddies in the corporate press were castigating anyone who dared to raise valid concerns regarding the administration of the 2020 presidential election, despite themselves questioning the legitimacy of elections they didn’t win for decades.”

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      She has some cute photos of the pups at Grandma’s during the hurricane.

      • elliesmom says:

        I love it when my grandkids bring their beagles with them when they come to visit. My grandson has a tee shirt that says, “Proud Beagle Dad” on it.

        • Mothy67 says:

          The bark kills me. Bell yelps at every passerby. Her house. Gracie tries to join in but her soft little woof woof is comical in contrast.

          • elliesmom says:

            The beagles are noisy, and no matter where they are, they think they own the place. Ellie only barks when she’s trying to tell me something important. Hank was the silent type.

  3. Somebody says:

    Helen, hope to hear from you today. They should be getting some temporary cell towers up today and through the weekend, so if you have any battery left maybe you will be able to pop on.

  4. elliesmom says:

    I have a good friend with family in Puerto Rico. Her family lives on a mountain with very little infrastructure in the best of times. When disaster struck there, the thing her family wanted her to send them most was a solar charger for their cellphones. Even with full power restored for a long, long time now, they still use them. Cellphone towers were up and running long before they got electrical power back, but with no way to charge their phones, the towers were useless.

    • Somebody says:

      Maybe we can get a solar charger to Helen🤔 Depending on exactly where she is, it could be some time before power is restored. The power company shut down grids ahead of the storm in an effort to minimize the damage, but let’s not fool ourselves the damage is still extensive. Most of Florida has underground powerlines, but the main transmission lines are above ground as are the substations.

      We have a collection a power bricks we charge up in the event of power outage for our phones and laptops. We also have a generator, but I’m going to check out solar chargers. Thanks for the tip.

      The aftermath of a hurricane sucks. It’s not for the faint of heart, thankfully we all know Helen is tough stock. I’ll just feel better once we hear from her. There are several of us close enough by to help her.

    • Somebody says:

      How are you doing today EM? ❤️ How is Ellie?

      • elliesmom says:

        I took Hank in as a “hospice guest”. I expected he would have a nice last summer with me stretching out in the sun and wading in the lake. Neither my son or I expected him to make it through the winter, but he had 3 summers and two winters with me. I have always known he was a very old dog although since he was a rescue from out of state, we didn’t know how old he actually was. He always remained more attached to my son than to me, but he never made any attempt to leave, in fact would hide when my son got ready to leave so I know he liked it with me. Kind of like when an old person goes to a nursing home and the food is good, and the staff is loving and kind. He doesn’t want to leave, but it isn’t home. ❤ I will miss him, but it was time to let him go. I just needed my son to get there, too.

        Ellie and Hank never became buddies. They accepted living together nicely with just a little passive-aggressive behavior. Like sleeping in doorways to keep the other out. The first thing Hank did when he moved in was steal Ellie's bed. I bought another one exactly alike, but they insisted on only using the original. When the grandkid's beagle arrives, the first thing she does is move into the bed. This morning Ellie dragged the bed across the floor and then curled up on the floor where the bed had been. I'll put both beds through the wash today and see what happens. Hank's favorite treat was a share of one of my blueberry muffins. Ellie wasn't ever the least bit interested, but this morning she insisted on getting a chunk.

        There's a hole in my heart today, but there's also some joy because I know Hank's last couple of years were good ones. All he needs on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge is a sunny spot in a blueberry patch. ❤

  5. Constance says:

    I’ve been happy with my 4-patriot solar charger and I’ve had it for at least 2 years. I just leave it on the window sill. Even in cloudy Seattle it stays charged.

  6. elliesmom says:

    A Florida FB friend posted a picture of an alligator in her living room. How does one handle that?

    • Somebody says:

      How big is the gator? If it’s a baby she can remove it, if it’s an adult then I’d let him have the place.

      If she’s in or near the epicenter of the hurricane damage there most likely is no hope of animal control public or private removing it in a timely manner. If it’s your friend in St. Augustine she should be able to get it removed fairly quickly as our area is not nearly as devastated. The damage in NE Florida is limited to coastal areas, mostly east of I-95.

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    Complete destruction on these pretty little islands.

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    If I had known how much more pleasant my life would be with call blocker on my phone, I would have replaced my phones a lot sooner. 🙂

  14. Miranda says:

    Doing ok in Raleigh with the hurricane. Mostly just a rainy day, although the wind is picking up. Power’s still on.

    • lateblum says:

      I’m thinking of you!

      • Miranda says:

        We’re having major flickering, but hoping it hangs on.

        • lateblum says:

          Fingers crossed you’ll get through the night with no electric problems. Also hope you have candles or flashlights handy in case you need them. 🤞🤞🤞

        • Mt.Laurel says:

          Hope it hangs in there.

          A friend worked in emergency services and got me using those flameless LED candles years ago. Great for cats. Also made sure Mom and relatives had at least one or two as they last longer than most flashlights and are good nightlights (even when power is on) for those areas where there are no lights/plugs available.

          • Miranda says:

            Power stayed on, woot!! It wouldn’t matter so much, but we’re on a well. I filled a couple of multi-gallon buckets so we could flush when we really needed to, but happy to not have to use them.

          • lateblum says:

            Woot! Is right! Must have been a huge relief.

          • taw46 says:

            Miranda, glad you kept power. I still have relatives living in my hometown, about 90 miles inland from the Myrtle Beach area. Ian came inland right over them but they did not lose power. Just strong winds and rain for a few hours.

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