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Storms

Thursday, August 05, 2010

I got a call from my mom today in VA and she said there were terrible storms there with lots of trees down and one on someone's house. We weren't home when she called but shortly after we got here (we are in NC) we went out to sit on the front porch. I was talking to my daughter who is also in VA and she said the same thing Mom did, except she told me a big portion of No. VA was without power. All of a sudden, I saw the skies here getting really dark and it started to thunder and lot of lightning. I got off of the phone because the last time I talked during a storm, all of my portable phones got zapped and I had to buy a new set. The storm lasted about 1/2 hour and I hurried in to do my SP. I have been really busy today and hadn't had time to do it. emoticon

  
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SAL2525 8/6/2010 9:23PM

    Wow I can't imagine that. The Washington DC area has really had some wacky weather this past year. I have a friend who lives in Reston Va. She and I both grow up just outside of the DC line in Forest Heights and Oxon Hill Md. Isn't is a small world. Sal

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MARTHAR3 8/5/2010 10:39PM

    OM gosh that sounds really bad I hope all is well for ya'll. I just hate the bad storms and we get them often here. We have been lucky so fat..

Hugs Martha n TX

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NANFACEMIRE1 8/5/2010 9:51PM

    Oh my goodness, did you talk to Mom. I think it is too late to call her tonight, but I am sure she would have called if everything wasn't ok. I hope she has power because she won't use a candle. We still are having some slight thunder, but don't see any lightning. Hope it is over. Love you, Mom

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PINKNFITCARLA 8/5/2010 9:46PM

    Glad the storms are over. Fortunately we have power but getting home was really tricky with standing water on the highways and trees down and lights out on the back roads.

Alexandria's Mayor has declared a state of emergency for the city. He said he's never seen damage this extensive, even from Isabel. (He must not have been in the city during Agnes!) A huge section of the city is without power. The worst damage was in Fairlington and Delray. The WTOP reporter said that there are some many trees down that the roads look like forests. We got it bad in Fairfax and at home too, but apparently not what they got.

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KITTYF54 8/5/2010 9:24PM

    Take care.

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Miles and Steps

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

This morning I walked 4.12 miles in the a.m., and kept track of the remaining steps for the remainder of the day. For the whole day my miles were 6.34 and the total steps were 12,543
I really feel good about the exercise I am getting with my walking. It is good cardio and helps build strong bones and muscles. I never liked to walk before, but I like the results so I do it. It goes by pretty fast having a walking buddy.

  
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PINKNFITCARLA 8/4/2010 11:57PM

    You and Karen have probably walked enough now to make it to my house, LOL

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WINNIEATWELL2 8/4/2010 10:52PM

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MINDYJ1 8/4/2010 10:15PM

    You are doing great! Walking is my form of exercising too! emoticon

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Walking

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

This morning I went for my walk at 7:00. The breeze was blowing and I thought, Aw, the perfect day. My walking buddy and I walked 4.12 miles and by the time we got back we were both soaked and wondering what happened to that wonderful breeze. We hadn't given up.....we just kept moving forward and we made it. I have kept my tracker on to keep track of my steps for the whole day. That adds quite a bit more. I also worked in the garden for 60 minutes and did a few strength exercises. I have been really good today. Drinking my water too. That is really important.

  
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LILBIT-2008 8/4/2010 3:41AM

    Doing good. It takes alot to get walking in. I get it at work, somedays my feet O my feet. Wearing steel toed shoes adds some weight on them.It all good though.

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LINDAMARIEZ1 8/3/2010 7:42PM

    awwwww! I am proud of you for trudging onward! The reward is showing! good work Nancy! emoticon emoticon

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FIGHT2SURVIVE 8/3/2010 5:11PM

    I think it is indecent for anyone to have to rise before noon on any given day. Civilized mortals do NOT do that but look at all the time I waste each day just by sleeping. But when all of you are sleeping at night, I am writing or reading and listening to the crickets and loving the quiet.
Erin

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WINNIEATWELL2 8/3/2010 2:56PM

    You're doing great!

Sending a Hacky Honey Hug... emoticon

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SPARKPIXIE 8/3/2010 2:41PM

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MTNGRL 8/3/2010 2:28PM

    Nancy, wow! Great job!!! I'm taking a break from canning, lol I think I walked about a mile between the stove and the sink!

Have a Hacky Honeys Day and way to go on the steps!

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LITTLE_QUEEN 8/3/2010 2:18PM

    That is great you get out and walk with a walking buddy, I know you have had some pretty hot walking days, You are determined and dedicated.

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Bear Tales

Monday, August 02, 2010

This past weekend, my husband and I went to his hunt camp for the weekend. We decided to take a walk in the many acres of forest. As we were walking, he said,"You know we might see a bear, right?". I said yes and asked if he had heard about the lady in Wyoming and the bear in her tent. As I said that, He said "Stop, a BEAR." I said yea right. He said, No, look right in front of you. About 30 yards in front was a bear coming up the hill and then another and then another. A Mama and her two cubs. Not good. A Mama bear will protect those cubs at any one's cost. I said, We can't run because a bear runs about 30 mph. Let's turn and walk slowly in the direction we came from. We were about 1/2 mile from the truck. Larry kept looking back and I said can you still see them? He said they were right behind us coming in our direction. I couldn't look because I knew I would run. I said if they get much closer we should fall to the ground in a fetal position and play dead. He looked another couple of times and they weren't to be seen. We were still about 200 yds away from the truck. I asked him to open the doors with the remote as soon as we were close enough. When we got to the truck and got in, my heart was pounding so hard you could almost see it through my shirt. We were so lucky they didn't come after us. When I asked Larry if he had been scared, he said when he looked back and saw them coming right behind us, that he just knew we were in deep trouble. As we went up the road in the truck we looked to the cleared power lines (about 1/2 mile away) and the bears were going up that path. The Mama was in front and the cubs were hopping behind her. They were so young they were not able to run yet....just hop. We took a picture but it was so far away and all you can see are a big black dot and two little dots. I am so thankful I am here to tell this story.

  
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LILBIT-2008 8/3/2010 12:40PM

    Glad you both are okay. Like your page

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YAFENELRA 8/2/2010 11:55PM

    Something to tell the grandchildren. So glad you were okay!!

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FIGHT2SURVIVE 8/2/2010 11:30PM

    I would have peed my pants! Bears are scary. I had a run in with a bobcat that decided to lay in the shade of my Lindon tree while I hung out laundry. I turned around to go in the house and saw that huge paw hanging down from one of the branches. I called the police and the Humane Society and they sent TWO GIRLS to see what they could do. The poor bobcat was just tired and needed some rest and water. Everyone was there waiting to grab him and I told them to wait and I got a big bucket of cold water and backed away. In no time, he just jumped down, drank his fill and they put a loop around his neck and walked him to the back of the carry vehicle. He was so gentle he just jumped right up into the c crate and laid down. Lord he was beautiful! But a bear would scare the caca out of me.
Erin

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PRETTYATLAST 8/2/2010 10:37PM

    Wow...scary! In Tennessee this yr. we kind of had a similar experience w/ a black bear. They are so beautiful and amazing though. Glad you made it to the truck.

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PINKNFITCARLA 8/2/2010 10:15PM

    I'm sure glad you are here too! When you called me and told me you were still talking a mile a minute, LOL. I think I'd forgo to walk next time you all go there! I can't imagine. I would have wanted to run too. Good thing you both keep your senses and thought it through!

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WINNIEATWELL2 8/2/2010 10:02PM

    Scary situation. Glad all turned out well for you and your hubby.

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WVROSE1 8/2/2010 9:53PM

    emoticon That was a close call. I'm glad you are both OK. Thanks for sharing your story!!!

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LITTLE_QUEEN 8/2/2010 9:45PM

    Yikes!

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GSCOTTC 8/2/2010 9:45PM

    I have this thing about bears. I am always running into them. I have had close encounters with Black, Grizzly and a Polar Bear. It is always a bit nerve racking to say the least. The Grizzly encounter also included a cub and like you said momma bears don't like anybody by their cubs.

Glad you made out OK.

Scott

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Weekend

Thursday, July 29, 2010

We are packing up to go to WV to visit with friends that we have known for almost 40 years. They have a motel and we will be staying there. Part of the time, my honey will be a half hour further up the road at his hunting camp. They are having a work weekend and all of the guys are going to get some maintenance done. The hunt camp has a brand new house, just built less than a year ago. The old house (which was torn down) was over 60 years old and just made of cinder blocks and no insulation. The new house has 3 big bunk rooms,
2 1/2 baths, all the modern appliances in kitchen, a big eating area, living room, and a laundry room. There is a porch all across the whole front of the house for sitting and relaxing and a nice sized deck on the back with a grill. So different from before. The new house is so nice that this summer, the guys are taking their families there to get away for quiet weekends. The other house was so old and musty that the families wouldn't go. lol..lol... Hope all of you will have a great weekend. Nancy
P.S. The weather there this weekend will be 70's in the day time and 50's at night. A big relief from all of the sweltering temps here.

  
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MTNGRL 7/31/2010 6:48PM

    WV, wild and wonderful. We moved here from Baltimore. A world of difference. Hope you have a great weekend! It was beautiful here today!

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MTNGRL 7/31/2010 6:47PM

    WV, wild and wonderful. We moved here from Baltimore. A world of difference. Hope you have a great weekend! It was beautiful here today!

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LIVINLIFE4ME1 7/29/2010 8:24PM

  Have a fantastic weekend and stay safe!!!

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CAROL3SAN 7/29/2010 2:42PM

    Get ready to have a beautiful relaxing w/e. (which I'm sure you deserve) Enjoy! emoticon

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