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Hello again, All,

@MsStretch ...yeah, I need the no maintenance of the fake wood type material this time around.

Licorice was a talker for sure. He was more like a dog...would greet me at the door when I came home from work and had to have cuddle time right away.

I LOVE ICED COFFEE! When I was a kid, we had it at dinner in the summer. Guess that was when I first started to love coffee. Before I got my Keurig coffee machine, I would do exactly the same thing with the leftover coffee from the morning. Sometimes now if I don't get my second cup at home, I will make one and put it in the frig so I can have iced coffee later. Remember when they actually had it as a beverage on the menu in restaurants?

 

iced coffee.jpgYUM!

 

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@catwoman500, my landlord's husband says he is going to rebuild the deck with marine lumber, the kind they use to build docks and piers.  Will back drag some of the dirt away from house first to give it more breathing room and better drainage.  I know that lumber you speak of, that should last a looooong time.

 

Was your Licorice a pistol like Armani?  Armani is very vocal (which makes me wonder how feral he really was since cats only communicate by meowing with humans unless he just found his voice and doesn't want to shut up), but no one claimed him and he never went away.  Delilah is my rescue indoor cat.  Been with me about 12 years now.

 

Does anyone drink iced coffee?  Whatever is left over in my morning pot, I pour in a big pitcher that I keep in the 'frig.  Always handy for a ice cold drink.  I usually add a dab of a flavored creamer in my glass.  Just as good, if not better, than any of those expensive store-bought bottled coffee drinks.  In fact, a tall refreshing glass sounds good right about now.  Later!



    

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Catwoman,

How in the world did you get a picture of me today?  To hot in New Jersey for me to work on the storage unit. I'm going to have to wait until it cools. I did find some more 🐈 items MsStretch just PM me your address.  Hitting the shower. Love all of the pictures!.

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Hello, Everyone on the porch.

Too hot to have my coffee on the porch this AM and it will be too hot to have my wine out there this evening. Right now it is 88 and feels like 98. Our (what seems like a billionth) heat wave this summer has begun with no relief until maybe Wednesday.

Got out of my car at the grocery store this AM and my glasses immediately fogged up. Cat LOL

Lydia...I hope you are doing well after your surgery.

The only thing fall-like here are some brown crumpled leaves falling from the trees.

@MsStretch … a new back deck is my next project. I also have rotting boards. I want that stuff that looks like wood, but isn’t. Your Armani reminds me of my late cat, Licorice.

@LaDolceVita …kudzu…like a Stephen King invention. That and wisteria take over everything.

Need a cold drink right now! Take care, all. N.

Humidity.jpgFeels like a wet blanket outside!

 

 

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Today is also Black Cat Appreciation Day.

 

DelilahPC.jpgDelilah is fascinated with police lip sync challenge videos.

 

Armani.JPGArmani (new guy to the outdoor conclave) made himself right at home.

 



    

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Greetings,

Happy national honeybee day.

Hope everyone enjoys all the products made with honey today. 

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@LaDolceVita 

 

1 year later no 🤬 answers. Only know  what it isn’t. Poking, prodding, continues weekly - my list of specialists is growing exponentially.

 

Re: kudzu.

 

https://www.thriftyfun.com/tf28722156.tip.html

 

There may be recipe for safe eradication, worked for friend in MO, after spraying 4 times. 1 Gallon vinegar, 1 C Salt, a dash  of dishwashing liquid (Dawn) in a garden sprayer.

 

@LydiaN586309 Don’t say Fall it’s a dirty word up here. Glad your surgery was hitchless.👍

 

Re: Fall October 14 last year - our first blizzard that lasted. Really don’t want to think of Autumn for awhile. The first and one of my earliest 3 foot snowfalls🤣, in memory.

 

Besides still need to get new belts for snowblower and re-set bead on tire.

 

Now I need to haul my speakers in from garage, have hand truck 👍, they seem to be getting heavier. Need room for firewood.

 

Time to cover my posterior - extreme climate change is happening now in Maine.

 

https://www.pressherald.com/2019/08/13/northeast-is-among-places-where-extreme-climate-change-has-al...

 

Figure it’s best to just stock up on just in case firewood, and clean the furnace. Another -35 to -65* Winter could cause me to pull a Medea.

 

Temp 67* and humid.

 

Froze

 

 

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@LydiaN586309   Glad you are better and quite cheery after your ordeal.  @Frozenoem  Any signs of  your medical probing coming to an end? 

@MsStretch  We were far from having the hottest July on record, just 2 very miserable days, the rest of the time just normal  July discomfort but I am ready for fall.  I have been ready since Memorial Day. 

 

Hubby went to mow  at the homestead last week and I asked for pictures.  He handed me his phone and what did I see?  Kudzu, the vine that ate the south!  Fairly small patch of it but even that is too much.  kudzu.jpg

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@MsStretch 

 

Please don’t say Fall not yet. It’s still 73* and have no desire to start hauling in firewood. I actually filled my oil tank.

 

I hear you on landlords and wouldn’t mind one about now.

The joy of opening a garage door at -35* this winter, and not noticing that it was frozen in ice says, I need to fix top section and replace broken glass.🤬🤬

 

Hate contractor grade, finger jointed crap doors, at least the barn doors lasted 80 years. These new ones replaced sections twice in 15 years.

 

Time to play insanity has passed.

 

Froze

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No fall here in VA yet, but that's OK.  I can do without hottest Julys on record, but not really into cold weather at all.

 

My deck is getting ripped up today.  It's ground level, but stepping out front door may require some acrobatics.  Balance beam, anybody?  It's because it is on ground level (and I am told built in winter on frozen ground) that it is rotting out due to ground moisture, so time for new deck.  One advantages of having a landlord, they fix broken stuff.



    

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