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Re: Hot and dark

Or Chain saws either!  Yikes.  Cyndi - so sorry about the Lab too!   You &
your sisters family are in my prayers.

On 8/16/07, Cathy Carpenter <cathy.c@insightbb.com> wrote:
> Pruning shears? My DH uses a chain saw!
> Cathy, west central IL, z5b
> On Aug 16, 2007, at 11:21 AM, Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT wrote:
> > I'm sitting here in the dark - well, not entirely, I have a pretty big
> > window - because southern California is supposed to be in this big
> > power
> > emergency due to the heat, and we've been asked to turn off everything
> > we can. So we've turned off all the lights on this floor since there's
> > just enough natural light to work with. We couldn't POSSIBLY turn off
> > the computers you know, and it would be defeating the purpose to
> > send us
> > home - everyone would go turn on their air conditioning. We're working
> > in dimness (no cracks about government workers please :-) and no doubt
> > they'll turn off the A/C too.
> > It's just weird. It's going to be over 100 today, it was hot
> > yesterday,
> > but it's a bit overcast and we are also blanketed in smoke from the
> > Zaca
> > fire, 100 miles to the west. I can't smell it but I can feel it when I
> > breathe, I don't want to take in a deep breath and I'm getting some
> > sinus headache.  It's really hazy, visibility is less than a mile, and
> > brownish. The sunrise this morning was this blood-red disc, very eerie
> > looking.
> > My sister called yesterday with more bad news. Their ancient labrador
> > died. I think maybe my late brother-in-law called her to come, you
> > know?
> > Well, more sadness, but my sister wasn't too upset - Missy was really
> > old and they'd been thinking she was on borrowed time for the last
> > year.
> > She tells me, you know things come in threes, you should be careful. I
> > had to laugh. Years back the two of us went through a period where
> > relatives dropped like flies, we lost about 5 of them in one year
> > including our mother, and we dealt with it by making a lot of death
> > jokes. It's all coming back to me now...but that's okay.
> > Yesterday I turned in my preserved foods entries for the fair. Imagine
> > my indignation when the woman in front of me also entered
> > peach-raspberry jam. What nerve! Ah well, just have to wait and see
> > how
> > I do. I sure didn't have as many entries this year.  I am thinking I
> > might be able to stay out of the kitchen this weekend and work on the
> > garden instead. My husband is saying he wants to work on the dry
> > garden,
> > I have to be out there to stop him from pruning things. When I think
> > what he did to my poor mahonias in the tea garden...non-gardeners
> > should
> > not be allowed to use pruning shears.
> >
> > Cyndi
> >
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Pam Evans
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zone 8A

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  • References:
    • Hot and dark
      • From: "Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT" <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
    • Re: Hot and dark
      • From: Cathy Carpenter <cathy.c@insightbb.com>

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