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20 min gardening
40 min yard/weed cleaning
60 min walk

Friday 7/21

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30 min bike ride & 40 min walk

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Climb to the roof. Light construction for an hour. Followed by a frantic scramble to stow the tools when it started raining!

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7/19/17 2:59 P

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30 min dog walk

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7/18/17 9:04 P

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40 min bike ride

I'm glad you called it a day and both are feeling good now

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We are surrounded by clouds. Brie and I counted three thunderstorms to the south. But a heat bubble sits over our area. There were blue skies directly overhead. So Brie and I climbed up to the roof. We measured one panel of OSB plywood, cut it and fit it into place. And we managed to do that without the breeze snatching it away from us. However, the sun and the breeze was enough to dehydrate us. Brie noticed that she was short of breath, I had noticed that she was uncharacteristicly grouchy. Wisely, she called it a day and climbed down to the truck and turned on the air conditioner. I stowed the tools and joined her. We drove to the Spanish Angels cafe in Dell City and each got big glasses of ice water. Then Joe and Patti made us some grilled chicken sandwiches and baked seasoned french fries. It wasn't the healthiest of meals, but we were grateful.
We need to be more careful with these deceptive clouds! SHEESH, Brie's military training taught her to recognize the symptoms. I'm glad she called it a day!


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7/16/17 11:40 P

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Lightning was too close so we did not swim, and rained briefly while eating dinner!
We had a great dinner, taked about horses, airplanes, shotguns, and even shot his crossbow afterwards.
As we finished our visit, a beautiful rainbow arched across the sky. What a grand finish to a great day.

In the future I will be certain to post photos of the buckskin tunic that I am working on!

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7/15/17 12:07 P

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30 min walk with the dogs On friday in the evening. I couldn't get motivated

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7/11/17 3:50 P

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avoiding outdoors until sunset!

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7/11/17 12:15 P

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1 hour walk this morning.

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7/9/17 5:50 P

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It doesn't take much to make our poochers happy! More weeds to chop??? Imagine that!

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7/8/17 12:57 P

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Let my dogs run free in a fenced area of the my property that I don't let them have access to. They were so excited. Me, not so much. I walked the area and chopped down weeds. Lol!
Enjoy your weekend all.

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7/5/17 2:45 P

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I admire people who chop weeds even when the temps are murderous!

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I admire dogs who run alongside their human on a bicycle. My guess is that would be hard to train them for.

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7/4/17 5:50 P

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Picked up the weeds a chopped yesterday :-)

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7/3/17 11:55 A

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chopped weds for 30"

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7/1/17 1:04 P

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38 minute bike ride. Trying out a bike that was given to me. It needs adjustments but will work for me. Dogs didn't like being left behind, so when I got back I took all 3 for a 18 walk. We are happy and all resting inside out of the heat now.

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6/30/17 8:23 P

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Wowwie, those storms sound impressive!

I tried to convince my old dog to go for a walk. She looked at me, llooked at the open gate and turned her back! She is probably over 10 years old and probably has arthritis. The place has lots of thorns and the ground is hot, so I can't blame her!

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I took dogs for a walk two days in a row

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For two days I have had to keep a close eye on the sky as well as weather reports. Day & Night! Plenty of storms. Luckily I have been on the fringe of most and mostly just had the wind and rain. Trying to sleep now but alerted out of bed by hail & wind. Luckily mostly on the edge again. Going to have to unwater my plants again at my camper! Weekend looks good. I'll do my best to get my steps in. emoticon emoticon Signed, Temporarily Indoor Girl emoticon

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Wowie! What a dynamo! Unless your garage is air conditioned, that could be nasty! Stay hydrated!

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6/26/17 11:42 P

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Cleaned thee garage. put together shelving and moved boxes 270 min

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Thunderbolt and lightning!
Wind and rain!
We needed a cool-off!

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Went to a fantastic Farmers Market and bought vegetables and more vegetables! When it cools down this afternoon I will finish my steps to 10,000.
Good job SHOCOSS. What a good friend you are. I would have been tempted to go without my friend. emoticon

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6/22/17 3:50 P

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I wish that I could run through the sprinklers. Somewhere.

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I met a friend and walked for 70 minutes. Started at 8:30 so she could sleep in on here day off work. When we finished at 9:40 it was already 96 degrees. Definitely need to start earlier

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Today was 105 degrees. That didn't stop us from going to the outdoor shooting range on the base. We spent an hour shooting and walking back and forth to our target stand 30 yards away. Then I did some squats and lunges while picking up brass.

Shocoss, glad to know that your shed is done.

Chrysaĺis, nice to have a get-away place for your hobbies.

DreamerSpirit! Dancing is the funnest way to lose weight!

Sundance, you live in Arizona, so being alive probably burns calories! Water aerobics sounds like a solution. Are you close to a YMCA?

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I didn't get out in nature, but I did get outside! I went to Rhode Island Pride and had a really great day out! I walked around Providence for the day, and danced the night away at an outdoor block party! I didn't get home until dawn!

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We have lots of family in AZ. They want us to retire there. I don't think I can do it. When visiting my biggest surprise was that even at night the sidewalk is to hot to be barefoot. Or the wind feels the same as when I open my oven! I bet

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Very little it is very hot in Phx, AZ. emoticon
I did get a 20 minute walk in early this morning.
Might try to fry an egg on the side walk this weekend emoticon

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My outdoor activity consisted of helping my husband put a new tv antennae up then taking it off because it didn't work emoticon The fresh air and breeze was nice though. We have went from went from winter to summer. I thinkmy body hasn't adjusted to summer yet.
Not sure I will ever be able to retire to warmer climates. Ready for the 70-80 s to return. emoticon emoticon

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SHOCOSS, Sounds like fun! emoticon

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I went for a bike ride with a friend today. I borrowed her bike and it worked out we had fun. For about 1 hour before it got to hot. I haven't been on a bike in years. emoticon

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Watered my herbs and lettuce. They are doing fantastic. The mint and cilantro is growing like crazy. Rosemary is a pretty thirsty girl although she's suppose to be draught resistant! Took my pups for a small walk. That's it til sunset. It's hot out there. Quilting today (newbie). So far I understand the directions and what my teacher said this spring. To be credible to the Outdoor Women team I do so enjoy my view of the campground from my window!!! I promise you I usually spend much of my time outside and Love it. Was reluctant to finally close the Windows and doors today but my pups were starting to pant allot. emoticon Husband went home for 3 days. Camper is transformed into a craft room. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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The shed is complete. Yay! Today I laid pavers at the doors for easier moving things in & out.

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We are still working on putting together the shed. We only have been working on it in the morning because the winds come up in the afternoon Today was side panels and roof so we worked all day to finish so it would hold together against the winds. 6 hours!! 90 degrees and the heat just zaps me of energy. We should complete it tomorrow but all the hard stuff is done.
It kept me busy so I didn't snack. I drank lots of water too.

I hope everyone is drinking all their water too!


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the ground is wet from last night's storm. But it is also 90 degrees and humid. I think that I will wait until an hour before sunset before I dig up some weeds.

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Went to the cowboy shoot out today but didn't bring our guns. Instead we reset targets from 9:30am til 12 noon. Did lots of walking back and forth 75 feet about 20 times. Then I helped take down tables and carried them 100 feet to the storage room.

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Spent 65 minutes weeding. I already went over this area. Going over it again to get what I missed and the new ones popping up

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We have been busy setting up our camper seasonal in a camp grounds. Did some walking today.

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I spent 45 minutes this morning unloading our truck of monthly supplies, including four 5gallon water jugs, 35 pounds each. I put them in my little red wagon to cart them to the workshop at the back of the hangar. And I also carried in a 25 pound bag of laundry, clean and folded. Brie wanted to help, but I insisted on doing the lifting and bending to spare her back. Then we took off for El Paso once more for more supplies.
Last night's rain storm turned our dirt road into a mud bog. One lane was high and dry, which means we avoided all the box turtles who emerge after a storm to soak up enough muddy water to last the summer.
While in town we made several important phone calls and talked to our banker. I called the company who was going to send me a costume. It had to be special ordered. The company ended up with a costume which includes embroidered accents. They were going to send it back to their supplier, but they offered to send it to me for the same price as the plain one. I should have it by Wednesday!
We went to the hardware store. Brie drove one of those electric carts while I walked for 45 minutes. ( those clerks rarely know where items are located!) Her back is much better, but I am insisting that she avoid exerting herself. After shopping, we went to the Rod and Gun Club at Ft Bliss, and did some target shooting with my new .22 Henry rifle. That is fun! My aim is improving! We set the target at 20 yards.
I paced that distance after each ten shots to inspect and change the targets. So I got a little more walking done. We put fifty rounds into a three inch circle. I can hardly wait to show up to our July shooting match, costumed as a Mexican revolutionary, and pulling our gun carriage, which is shaping-up to resemble a stage coach.
The next few days will be stormy, so Brie and I will have to work indoors. We probably won't have our carriage ready by Sunday. So we will aim for July's meet. But y'all will get to see the costume and stage coach first!

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I sat outside and made some terrariums to sell at a craft fair. Not exactly active, but I'm having a lazy day today.

Tomorrow I'm going to try getting back on the trails. I'm hoping to do a sunrise hike.

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Today the weather was about 77 degrees with a cloud coverage and very little wind. Almost perfect. I got in a good day cleaning up the yard from the winds we have had and did some gardening as well. Tomorrow is trash day so I got it all picked up and ready for tomorrow.
June is here, time to enjoy summer. emoticon

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I hiked 3.2 miles with ~750' elevation gain. I got to check out some old growth forests and walk through a small wind farm!

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I hiked 4.5 miles, 297 ft elevation gain in an hour and fifty minutes at the Metropark today. I've been trying to do this at least 3x/wk. That is too slow to hike with the locals groups here, and I'm not getting any faster. I've been at this for three weeks. I guess I should give it more time.

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sounds like a fun way to burn off some calories!
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I'm watching my grand kids this weekend. Thankfully the weather has been nice, I've been out working /cleaning up the yard but made time for water balloons and bubble activities. I kind forget the laughs.

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We went to the range and took turns shooting my .22 rifle. It is very accurate and feeds well! I got in a lot of walking, checking our target; 50 yards X 10 trips, plus a trip to the privy 100 yards and back, and also, chasing a cardboard target an extra 25 yards and back when the wind carried it away!
Although it was windy, I did not fail to appreciate the orchid-like little flowers on the Desert Willows, the tall yucca staves with their creamy white blossoms.



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Still windy like crazy. We spent the day in El Paso. Brie got her new rifle, so we drove across town to shot it. But her new rifle jammed as she was loading the first bullet. It was jammed so bad that we had to take it to a gun smith, across town. It was just one of those things, a bullet that was a hundredth of an inch too long or something like that. We crossed town again and went back to the gun range just before they closed. She fed five rounds through it, just to be satisfied that it works well. With the wind kicking up behind her, the bullets flew just a little high, but she is satisfied. She is oiling it and working the action to break it in. It was a little stressful to find a malfunction in a brand new gun, but now all is well. She will test it out again next week.

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We pulled our cart into the shelter of the hangar and continued to build. I did not saw a sheet of plywood by hand, like Brie did. But I worked off some caories with my dumb bells latter. The Fitness Tracker may not accurately reflect our weight loss, but our baggy pants certainly do! Brie might not like suspenders but I want a rainbow colored pair of suspenders to go with my rodeo clown shorts!

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The wind is whipping here. Looks like another day to stay indoors

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We spent the morning in Dell City, then visited with neighbors. We ate lunch outside and came in to do our Spark stuff. We might grill hamburgers but the wind is still pesky!

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Me and Brie are doing housework, interspersed with 10 minute workouts to get our 30 minutes.

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You aren't allergic?! I'll bet the neighbors ant to pay you to rid their yards of poison ivy too!
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3 hours of pulling poison ivy out of the common land. I am the only one here who isn't allergic, so it is my job. I did soak in a lot of kudos from my neighbors. It is especially bad this year.

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72 minutes hoeing and raking weeds. The wind came up and I had to quit.

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RIGHT ON VANELLA!!!
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I dodged raindrops to plant milkweed for the butterflies. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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What fun history! I hope you will post pictures. That sounds like an, um, blast! emoticon

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We stayed in El Paso overnight for my 9AM appointment for a mammogram. I'VE BEEN SQUISHED!

The shooting range is in the same neighborhood, so Brie and I sighted-in our rifles for the next cowboy shooting match. We moved a heavy target stand out to one-hundred yards. I am glad that I am doing strength training exercises! My Mexican Revolutionary costume has not yet arrived. But I think I can outfit as an Apache. Geronimo's great-niece was called Lozen. She was admired as a strategist for the Apache resistance. So precedence has been established for a woman Apache warrior. I enjoy the costuming and history as much as the shooting. I made a leather pouch for my brother (whom we nicked named Geronimo) based on an Apache design. Now I need to make one for myself!

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That sounds like doing chores at my place! Except mine is only half as old as your place. We aren't planning on a sprinkler system though. I hope the tree could spare those roots.
If any branches were killed they could come crashing down on something next winter!

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I didn't plan this activity today but it needed to me done. Fixing sprinklers! What should have been a not to long of project kept multiplying. My husband has had a knee replacement 6 weeks ago so, I was the one to do the dirty work. He directed on how he wanted to plan the line. It wasn't just dig the hole and slip on a new fitting. That would be to easy. The roots of the trees were wrapped around the piping. Cutting through the roots was the worse. We had two to fix, so we thought. We had it all planned and glued and we tested the line before covering it up which was a good thing. My new joints held but, wouldn't you know it under pressure it blew out other fittings in the line, not once but twice. Grrr! Well, the line has been there for about 15 years. I should expect no less, I guess. LOL! 2 hours later everything is holding so far. I hope it stays that way. Did I mention digging through roots is a pain!! emoticon A good evening to all


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It sounds like a BLAST emoticon

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Some of you know that Brie and I compete in cowboy shooting events. Last week Brie and I built a target stand of steel angle-iron, chains and a plank of wood. We even picked up that 80 pound target and hung it from its chains. Today we loaded everything onto the trailor and towed it to the Rod and Gun Club. After we unloaded it (one of the guys lifted the target) I volunteered to rake up extraneous brass, the empty shell casings which litter the ground. Most of the fellows reload their ammo, so they like to find and save their brass to re-use. I didn't tote around steel targets like I did last month. But I've been doing exercises for upper body strength for the past two weeks. So I am READY, WILLING, AND ABLE TO HELP.
There were strong winds from every direction, making the contest a bit more difficult, but
everyone enjoyed shooting at the target, it makes an impressive KABONG when struck by the bullets. The Club president was delighted because they had been talking ABOUT doing a long range shoot out for years. But Brie made it happen, and I helped. The guys gave us a round of applause and toasted us. They will help us do this tournament four times a year.
I only managed to hit the target once. I did much better at practice yesterday! (Some guys didn't hit the target at all!) But I had a blast, anyway.

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Nice. I wish my knee wasn't so tricky. I MISS HIKING.

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I had a nice hike in the hills

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thank you Shocoss. I guess it is too windy to be singing, but I usually see a hawk or a vulture flying into the wind and playing on it.
I should be weeding. eventually!
i will try sleeping wit hair unbraided, but that usually make for wild hair!

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I hope that your headache went away. I always wonder whats wrong when it is so quite outside that the birds aren't about and singing. I'm glas your roof is coming along.

I did yard work hoeing weeds.

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I woke up at 3:30 in the morning with a bad headache. Sleeping is such hard work! I took a muscle relaxant that the doctor prescribed. Half an our later, I got up again and took a Sumatriptan to prevent it from becoming a migraine. I sat up and unbraided my hair (that is probably most of the problem) and massaged my head for half an hour. I went back to bed at 4:30AM and slept until 8:30. I got my 8 hours of sleep!
We just climbed down off the roof. We worked for an hour but ran out of deck screws. The wind is picking up now. Tomorrow will be worse. I didn't see any antelope, not even from my vantage point. Didn't even see birds.

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Walked/ hikes for 2hrs

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4 miles canoeing in 1.5 hours! I had a head wind 2/3 of the way to my destination. Then wind shifted and had a crosswind. I turned a corner and had a headwind all the way home. Forget the idea that if you have a headwind one direction, you will have a tail wind coming back!


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Last night Brie called me outside just after sunset. An ominous cloud covered the west, and the lights of El Paso, some 80 miles away, lit up the underside of the cloud with an eerie glow. Today those storm clouds rolled over the top of us and continued east, where they gathered at the foot of the Guadalupe Mountains. By rolling past us, I mean the 40 mile an hour winds pushed them east. This was not a day to wrestle with sheets of plywood. The projects of the billboard and our roof must wait for a calmer day.

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Head over to my latest blog to see pictures from today's hike. You will meet my dogs and see two fallen trees. One snapped and landed on its own trunk splitting it in half. It is neatly balanced 4 feet up. The other got taken down by our industrious beavers..

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I enjoyed my canoe trip Saturday. I was going to copy my blog, but the pictures didn't copy. The day was cloudy and the color picture of the river looked black and white. So serene. I heard a lot of birds and saw ducks,, cormorants and a great blue heron. There were many turtles sunning themselves on logs. Come by my blog to see the pictures!

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Yesterday was nice. My morning headache took two hours to overcome, then we wrestled the heavy generator onto the utility trailer and went off to repair a billboard i had painted 5 years ago. The wind out here has ripped down one of the panels, sheering in half the bolts that were holding it. We are replacing the broken bolts with heavier ones. Don't know who put up the boards originally. It is a lower panel, luckily. We will tackle it tomorrow. The winds are supposedly lying down tomorrow.

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Was outside this morning long enough to tie down our airplanes and retrieve our power tools from the roof. It is too gusty to be outside. My sinuses are hating this!

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How's them taters coming along, Vanela?

My sleep schedule is off, so I just ain't with it today.

In a while we will continue building our gun cart for the cowboy shooting matches we compete in. That will put me in semi shade. I still need to get out my shovel and dig up some weeds.

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91 degrees. staying indoors for now!

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Planted some potatoes that sprouted. It is too early in the season here, but better than throwing into the compost.

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It is in the 70's here in southern CA. I got in a nice 2.5 hour hike this morning. I love this kind of weather

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