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Re: Thunder

Melody honey - yikes!    Cats are way cheaper darlin'.   Unless you
have as many as Zem I'm guessing.   Well, the braces will be worth it
in the long run.  Wish I'd had them, my teeth are a mess.

On 8/9/05, Melody <mhobertm@excite.com> wrote:
> Think we'll probably be making the first weekend of the State Fair our
> vacation and then take a short camping trip the next weekend, which is
> the weekend before school starts here and also Meg's 13th birthday.
> Haven't even had time to do anything about the roof yet. Besides braces
> for Meg, now we are looking at head gear for Mark (the beginning part of
> braces!); braces are $4000 and head gear is $1500 both of which I have
> to pay 30% in cash and up front; we had to buy new glasses for Mark and
> now Meg needs glasses so we got those. Took all 3 kids to the dentist
> for checkups and turns out all of them needed anywhere between 3-5
> sealents reapplied to their molars. School supplies ran about $350 with
> new clothes for Meg about $275 (she grew in height but also slimmed down
> considerably over the past few months of summer!) Damn...am I broke!!!!
> But...I have a roof over my head and food in the house, a good car to
> drive...the rest is all gravy so I'm trying very hard to be
> grateful for what I do have and let the worrying go...
> Melody
> Hills, IA  zone 5
> Work for the Lord:  the pay isn't much but the retirement is out of this world!
>  --- On Mon 08/01, james singer < islandjim1@verizon.net > wrote:
> From: james singer [mailto: islandjim1@verizon.net]
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Date: Mon, 01 Aug 2005 13:23:09 -0400
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Thunder
> You folks camp. don't you, Melody? Camping out can make a vacation even
> <br>if it's in the back yard. Wife number two and I used to camp out
> lots <br>of weekends spring through fall, many times at campgrounds no
> farther <br>than 30 or 40 miles from home.<br><br><br>On Aug 1, 2005, at
> 2:01 PM, Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing <br>Center
> wrote:<br><br>> I didn't know that could happen. Hopefully a repair just
> to that spot <br>> will<br>> do the trick. Sorry about the vacation -
> maybe you could at least <br>> take a<br>> little day trip somewhere,
> just to get away.<br>><br>> Kitty<br>><br>> ----- Original Message
> -----<br>> From: "Melody " <mhobertm@excite.com><br>> To:
> <gardenchat@hort.net><br>> Sent: Monday, August 01, 2005 4:58 AM<br>>
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Thunder<br>><br>><br>>> We got some much needed rain
> here a few days ago only to discover that<br>>> in the tremendously dry
> heat we've been having, part of our roof had<br>>> buckled and now we
> have a leak.
> Great, just great. Guess I know where <br>>> my<br>>> money will be
> going this month...not that I have it, mind you...have <br>>> car<br>>>
> registration fees to pay this month, school shopping to do, new
> braces<br>>> for Meg to pay for...this puts the final kaput to
> vacation...sometimes<br>>> when it rains, it really does pour!
> :-(<br>>><br>>><br>>><br>>> Melody<br>>> Hills, IA zone 5<br>>><br>>>
> Work for the Lord: the pay isn't much but the retirement is out of
> <br>>> this<br>> world!<br>>><br>>> --- On Thu 07/28, kmrsy@netzero.com
> < kmrsy@netzero.com > wrote:<br>>> From: kmrsy@netzero.com [mailto:
> kmrsy@netzero.com]<br>>> To: gardenchat@hort.net<br>>> Date: Thu, 28 Jul
> 2005 18:29:16 GMT<br>>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Thunder<br>>><br>>> Auralie,
> whenever I've been very dry here for awhile and rain is on<br>>>
> the<br>way, I attempt to water my beds a bit before it arrives, so
> the<br>>> rain<br>will have a better chance of some of it soaking in
> rather than<br>>>
> running<br>off. Much of the hard rain you described may run off <br>>>
> anyway,<br>>> but most<br>would surely run off if it hits dry, hard
> soil. Now that<br>>> yours is<br>moistened, I hope you get some more. I
> think we have had<br>>> plenty here for<br>awhile. Our temps dropped
> dramatically too after <br>>> the<br>>> storms arrived but<br>are
> starting to climb a little. Last night I<br>>> hand-trimmed all my
> front<br>beds and mowed and barely broke a sweat <br>>> at<br>>> all. It
> was wonderful!<br><br><br>Kitty<br><br>-- Aplfgcnys@aol.com<br>>>
> wrote:<br>Had a violent thunder and wind storm yesterday afternoon<br>>>
> about<br>6:00 PM. Really scary. Lasted about 20 minutes. Rain came<br>>>
> <br>down hard for part of that time, and the temperature dropped<br>>>
> <br>from 93 degrees to 71 in the same period. We are thankful
> <br>for<br>>> small favors -<br>>><br>>> every bit of rain helps but
> this was so hard<br>and lasted so short a<br>>> time that it didn't help
> much. When
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