By Emerald63 on Apr 9, 2016 at 2:46 PM
O Noze! U losted teh dee to teh littur bawks?! Befoar she killifies u, I fink ur wife gonna poop all ober u! Cuz she ain't got noware else to goze! D'OH!!! LOL ++ So did the snow ever end? How much'd ya get? Is it gone yet? It's 73' and supposed to be 85' tomorrow. But boy, do we have wind. Exactly what we *don't* need as there are more enormous wildfires all over north central Oklahoma and south central Kansas. The wet snow we got helped a lot in putting out the last big fire and we're supposed to get rain on Monday, plus much cooler temps. Hopefully that will put... wait for it... a damper(!) on the current fires. ++ Hope you're having a great Caturday! :)
By beckysdad on Apr 6, 2016 at 10:21 AM
I wouldn't read too much into Becky's willingness to eat Dodger Dawgs...she eats cat poop too. Yep, the boys are looking good but the Dodgers have put up two shutouts. Tomorrow I've declared a day of sloth. I have the Giants, the Dubs and the Masters all on the same day. I may just strap on an adult diaper and never leave my study. It's just about time for the first pitch so we get to see Samadzija for the first time. The Dubs have to win their last four to break the Bull's record. I just hope we kick butt in the playoffs. We need another ring! I don't think I'd be a fan of your new balcony decorations. I guess it would be okay looking out on it from inside but I wouldn't want to leave home. In contrast, it's supposed to break 90 here today but we'll be back to highs in the 60's next week.
By Emerald63 on Apr 5, 2016 at 5:49 PM
Yikes on the surprise snow! That happened to us on the aforementioned Easter Sunday. We got home from vacay on the night of 3/25. It had been around 70' earlier that day. The next day was cooler, but still nice. Then late, late, late Saturday evening - BOOM! - snow. By very early Sunday morning we had about 3" of the really wet gloppy stuff. But by early afternoon almost every last bit had melted off. Didn't give Mark any problems going up to his folks' place, though. And... it helped *enormously* in helping to begin curbing the Anderson Creek wildfire about 50 miles southwest of us. That sucker started while we were still away and was only just finally put out a few days ago. Over 400,000 acres of prairie burned, 600 head of cattle and 12 buffalo dead, 11 homes destroyed, and thousands of miles of fence to be replaced at between $7K and $10K per mile. Still, on the upside, no human injuries or deaths that we've heard about. ++ I suppose you're familiar with high winds where you are? Today we've had sustained winds at 30-35mph with gusts up to 50mph. That's the sort of thing that kept the Anderson fire going and, sadly, is helping along a new fire southwest of that site, down in Oklahoma. Saw that when I went to check on the wind speed at weather.com. They also said our southwest winds will stop by sometime tonight. But... they'll be even stronger, just out of the northwest. GRRR!!! ++ I hope none of your balcony stuff got ruined in the snow. Was that plants, mostly? See, there are times when it pays to have brown thumbs like I do. :P ++ I posted some pics of the vacay waterfall I mentioned and added captions. They're in My Stuff if you want to see them. I'm gonna try posting the brief video Mark made, too. ++ Hope you're not completely snowed in! (((Hugs)))
By beckysdad on Apr 4, 2016 at 6:14 PM
I ED's the snow faeries are visiting you. I'd imagine it doesn't feel much like opening day outside, although that's the way it was in Milwaukee. Thank god for domes. That was a great way to start the season today, wasn't it? I had to make a baseball LOL today, too. http://cheezburger.com/8764268288
By Emerald63 on Apr 3, 2016 at 5:00 PM
Ooo, dat wuz a purrty orchid bloomin! Fang-Q! I hope you had a nice Easter. That was our second day back so I was more than ready to stay home, but Mark went up to see his folks at the farm just for the day. His dad's health is declining and he wanted to see him. Good thing, too, because after dinner his dad's legs went out from under him and he was pale, breathing shallow, and out of it. They got him into a chair and called 911. He was in the hospital for a couple days and is now at a rehab facility to get some strength. They don't think he had a stroke or heart attack, but instead likely a seizure. Go figure. He's had several small strokes over the past couple years. They even found a small clot on one of the scans, but they could tell it wasn't super recent. No telling if it had been 2 days before or 2 weeks or 2 months, just not new. Anyway, his dad turns 89 on April 12 and we're all hoping he'll be home by then. I've never gotten the point of pushing folks that old too hard with physical therapy. I mean, if it actually helps, yes, but then again pushing them too hard can actually make them worse. So, that was his folks' Easter. Blah. Hope yours was much nicer. ++ Um... "best story"? You mean the best story from my trip? That would be taking my husband to a way cool place I went to as a kid but hadn't been back to in decades. Haw Creek Falls is about 30 minutes from my dad's hometown, though we got lost when we took the wrong road and had to double back after getting vague, but ultimately correct directions. It's a lovely waterfall, only about 8' high, but around 50' wide, nestled in the lovely Ozark Mountains. It was chilly, but we did spend an hour or so climbing on the rocks and taking pictures. I'll post some of my own soon, but for now this site has a 15 photo gallery. Just click on the link in the lower right of the main photo here: http://alltrails.com/trail/us/arkansas/haw-creek-falls-trail. The falls were full on when we were there, but this gallery shows how much the water flow can vary. ++ BTW, 83' here today.
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