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Big Fish

Monday, June 25, 2012

  
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REXTINE1 6/28/2012 5:48PM

    Those kids NEARLY caught a fish "this big." It reminded me of our son when we stayed in a national forest campground the day after visiting the petrified forest. Louie got up and went down to the mountain lake and came back about breakfast and told up how he caught a fish "this big" but was so sleepy that he let it go because he was accustomed to catching the little ones and letting them go. It was in our 1972 Swinger, so he would have been 14 years old at the time. The girls never told us a story like that.

Fish always look bigger when they're in the water.

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MS.ELENI 6/25/2012 6:23PM

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IDLETYME 6/25/2012 4:54PM

    That's cute - but I don't see the fish???? emoticon

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MPLANE37 6/25/2012 4:49PM

    Which one to trust? The youngest may be.

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Day Off - No Walk

Sunday, June 24, 2012

It's a dark, gloomy day here, with a steady rain that I have been watching for five hours (since 6:00) and which isn't going to quit. The only good news is that the tropical storm will probably miss us, and the winds are only at 35 MPH now. That still makes the trees toss around but it's not bad. I checked the spot where the garage makes a corner that catches the runoff from a thunderstorm and we get a little lake, but there isn't any standing water, so it's coming down slow enough to sink into the sand. I really like that part.

We were here when a tropical storm did hit, and it's like having a thunderstorm that lasts six or eight hours - a lot of water and wind for a long time. The runoff is brutal (four to eight inches in one day) and the low lying places tend to get flooded a little. Fortunately we're 43 feet above mean high tide and in a bit of a valley to hide from the wind. We're not in a hole, so there's not much chance of having water in the house, no matter what happens, but the winds can still mess up anything left outside.

When the hurricane warnings go out, I do collect everything outside, lock the shed doors and tighten the anchor cables, and cross my fingers. This is just a dark day, and the dogs wouldn't go out the back so I had to take them out with me to get the paper. We didn't go for a walk today.

Recount - for the last hour it has been raining like a thunderstorm, but you can still see across the street. The water is backing up in the corner between the garage and the house, but the wind doesn't seem to be much worse.

  
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TUDI4480 6/26/2012 6:06PM

    I read the forecasts about the stalled storm in your area. I can't believe the amount of rain that is coming down in such a short time. I hope you stay high, dry, and anchored in 'til this miserable storm moves on and dwindles down to NADA. Take care of you and yours.

Tudi

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GLORYB2014 6/24/2012 2:01PM

    I live in Canada so I'm not getting the same weather but it is looking like rain right now.
We can certainly use some rain but definitely not like you're getting. I hope it eases up soon for you.
Gloria

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MS.ELENI 6/24/2012 12:08PM

    It is raining hard here too. I am tired of it but at least there is no lighting. My grass and plants are loving it.

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Beach Boyz

Sunday, June 24, 2012

  
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DJ1SKYWALKER 6/29/2012 11:46AM

    I love this!

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LAC936 6/24/2012 5:22PM

    At my age, I resemble that remark
lol

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MS.ELENI 6/24/2012 12:09PM

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A Pussycat

Saturday, June 23, 2012

  
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MCJULIEO 6/23/2012 10:54PM

    Are you sure that's not the Sister?

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GRAMMAP1 6/23/2012 7:19PM

    Oh, I like it. Love the "pink" rememberence. emoticon

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Bandage

Thursday, June 21, 2012

  
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MRSJERRYBUSH 6/24/2012 11:32AM

    Funny! Reminds me of the blood pressure cuff!

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MSGO72 6/23/2012 1:02PM

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MS.ELENI 6/21/2012 7:29PM

    Way tooooooo funny emoticon

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SUEJENN 6/21/2012 7:10PM

    So funny!

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KAREN608 6/21/2012 5:40PM

    oh my!

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IDLETYME 6/21/2012 5:06PM

    Looks like it just might be emoticon

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RRP546 6/21/2012 4:13PM

  very cool

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KA7MONTOYA 6/21/2012 4:05PM

    My son did this to our cats legs! Ow!

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