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Re: The Good Morning Thread
« Reply #33275 on: April 08, 2020, 06:47:44 am »
Good morning.  73 and sunny here heading to a high in the low 90s before we have another wave of storms pass through.  That's going to push up back into 50s at night for a few days.
Nothing new to report here.
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    Re: The Good Morning Thread
    « Reply #33276 on: April 08, 2020, 07:08:47 am »
    Good Morning

    Wind and rain today in the desert which makes for another day reading next to the fireplace.

    Keep Well my friends


    mlewis:  Thanks for the cool music clip.
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    Re: The Good Morning Thread
    « Reply #33277 on: April 08, 2020, 07:18:07 am »
    Good morning.  It is a lovely weather day here with milder temperatures to climb near 60 and MUCH less humidity than yesterday.  I did have windows and doors open yesterday with a couple of fans going even though it was sticky just to get fresh air circulating.  Apparently starting tonight and through the weekend we will be returning to more winter-like weather. :(

    I'm glad the pipe cleaner suggestion worked, LL (and that you had some around)!  My project today and tomorrow is to find what I have in crafting bins and hidden candy supplies, etc. to see what kind of Easter baskets I can put together for the grandkids and leave on their doorstep early Sunday morning.  For me, the most difficult part of our restrictions is not seeing the grandkids.

    Everyone stay safe and well.

    eta:  I should have said searching for Easter basket fillers without going out to any stores.
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    Re: The Good Morning Thread
    « Reply #33278 on: April 08, 2020, 07:28:52 am »
    Annalog, sorry to hear about Sylvester. We had a concern last night about our 13 week old puppy, Jovi. She was acting very lethargic, but this morning is full of the dickens again. We also have a 14 year old Brittany, so we are at both ends of the spectrum. Jovi has not finished all her shots, so we are unable to take her out. We have a large yard for her to play in, but I am looking forward to the day in a couple of weeks that we can take her for walks in the neighborhood, social distancing of course.

    It is supposed to get up to 70 degrees today, which will be the warmest all year. A few days of sunshine and our trees and bushes will finish leafing out.

    I am continuing to catch up on sewing projects. I have restarted a bag that i started way over a year ago. It is quite complicated, lots of zippers and hardware. I have both written and video instructions.

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    Re: The Good Morning Thread
    « Reply #33279 on: April 08, 2020, 10:44:48 am »
    Good morning from southern Arizona.

    We didn't get an update from the vet yesterday. I phoned this morning but the vet wasn't in yet. The person on the phone said it was very late after the vet examined Sylvester again. That person did say that Sylvester is very grumpy and understandably so. I am hoping that we will hear better news soon.

    I broke my sewing machine yesterday and it is no longer making stitches. I did hit a clip but didn't break the needle. I suspect a timing problem as all the visible parts are moving properly. I will be watching timing repair videos and disassembling my sewing machine. I am glad that it is a mechanical one and not electronic. If I cannot fix it, my sister has offered to meet me with the Singer sewing machine that is older than me that my sister inherited from our mom.

    I hope your day is full of health, joy, and wonder. Be excellent to each other, even if from a distance.

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    Re: The Good Morning Thread
    « Reply #33280 on: April 08, 2020, 11:21:53 am »
    Good morning, everyone. Going to be a nice day today up around 60 and plenty of sunshine.

    I've been spending the morning listening to John Prine on Amazon Music. He was one of the greatest songwriters. I had hoped he'd rally from coronavirus, but he didn't. The loss of a great talent.

    Trying to think of something new to do today other than reading and knitting. I'm bored, but still grateful for where I live.

    Stay safe!

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    Re: The Good Morning Thread
    « Reply #33281 on: April 09, 2020, 03:49:56 am »
    An early good morning to all.  I was awakened early by wind gusts up to 45 mph. Temperatures are below 30 and a wintry mix is expected this afternoon.  It's hard to believe I had the house opened up to fresh air for the last 2 days, we worked in the yard, and now a return to this, YUCK.  At least most people will stay inside like they are supposed to!

    Our weekly garbage/recycling pick-up schedule has been changed to every other week with today being our now 2-week pick-up day so it HAD to go out since there is no way either bin would hold a month's worth if we missed it.  The garbage bin is at least a closed system, but the recycling bin is open-topped.  I have a feeling the recycled goods are now all over the highway ...  We'll do our best to clean up after it is light enough to see.

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    Re: The Good Morning Thread
    « Reply #33282 on: April 09, 2020, 05:58:06 am »
    Good morning.  It's 72 and clear this morning.  We didn't get any bad weather last night.  I'm not sure where it went, but it was not in my neck of the woods.
    I have a big practice Live Event with our division at work this morning.  We are practicing in case we have to do our May Commission Meeting remotely.  I am sure hoping that things get close enough to normal by then that we can just have a regular meeting.  This stuff if really cool, but there are an awful lot of places where things can go wrong.
    I had to go to Target yesterday in search of my Heritage Dr Peppers.  I had stopped drinking them and then when this all started up, I started drinking one a day again.  It was the first time I wore a real face mask out in public.  It felt weird.  But the worst part was that I felt like I needed a smiley face on a stick or something since nobody could tell that I was smiling at them.
    Take care and stay safe.

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    Re: The Good Morning Thread
    « Reply #33283 on: April 09, 2020, 07:41:29 am »
    Good Morning from a very soggy desert.

    More rain overnight and more coming...when the sun does return, wildflowers are just going to explode.  My attempts at "decluttering" have been futile (although, I am particularly proud of the large box labelled "Junk Drawer"...giggle), but I am enjoying reliving many of my travels as I go through book shelves.

    Keep Well My Friends
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    Re: The Good Morning Thread
    « Reply #33284 on: April 09, 2020, 07:58:28 am »
    Good morning.

    We're to be in the 70s with sunny skies today. We thought we heard thunder once last night, but nothing came of it.

    We made the early morning foray to Kroger. The only aisle that was difficult to maneuver was due to the carts of two pickup order fillers that decided to stop and talk. The only thing we didn't get from our list was bread. But I did find yeast and flour, so we're good. Most customers were wearing masks, but I was a little surprised at the number of employees who were not. Also, most of the stocker/delivery people were not masked. When we were unloading the groceries I spotted a bag that didn't look like any I had in the back of the car (we aren't currently taking our reusable bags in with us). It was a goody bag of a variety of items that apparently was given to us with our last pickup order from Walmart.

    Stay safe.

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    Re: The Good Morning Thread
    « Reply #33285 on: April 09, 2020, 08:32:45 am »
    Good morning from southern Arizona.

    During a phone call concerning Sylvester, quality of life, specialist options, etc., the vet mentioned one "last attempt" treatment option that was available. She could put him under anesthesia again and attempt to empty his balder via a syringe. There is a possibility that just getting his bladder spfter and relaxed could let it flow again. We decided on that option as the possibilities left if that doesn't work would not result in a quality of life that we think would let him be happy. We will have an idea later today.

    I did get my sewing machine working well enough for straight stitching. I finished sewing the pleats into the nearly completed masks by hand. After snapping a hand needle in two, I didn't know my own hand strength :o, I got a pair of pliers to pull the needle through the many layers of fabric. This batch of masks had 5 layers of fabric to breath through as I had added a filter pocket. That meant 10 layers inside the side seams and 30 layers at the pleats. No wonder my sewing machine was upset and complained! I am going back to the fitted and slower ones as they are safer for my machine.

    Today I deliver completed masks and start on the next batch while waiting for news about Sylvester. Glad that I have something to keep me busy.

    I hope your day is full of health, joy, and wonder. Be excellent to each other, even if from a distance.

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    Re: The Good Morning Thread
    « Reply #33286 on: April 10, 2020, 05:50:58 am »
    Annalog, hope that treatment helped Sylvester.

    Good morning.

    48 degrees heading to 62 with sunny skies again. I am enjoying the extra light coming in through the windows.

    Allergy shot for me this morning and II working 11-7 tonight. Otherwise no particular plans for the day.

    Stay safe everyone.






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    Re: The Good Morning Thread
    « Reply #33287 on: April 10, 2020, 05:52:08 am »
    Good Morning

    We have another cloudy/showery day in store.  I am going to venture out to the Post Office as there was a small item delivered yesterday and put in a lockbox.  Not something I need urgently, but I do not want to tie up the lockbox during these busy times.  While I am out, I am going to check out a new gas station that was built on the California/Nevada border (Nevada side)...only 15 miles away as opposed to the 50 miles we have to drive for gas now.  I am sure I will do some off-roading to see wildflowers.

    Hope things are well in your world.
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    Re: The Good Morning Thread
    « Reply #33288 on: April 10, 2020, 07:24:57 am »
    Annalog, sending good wishes to Sylvester for a recovery. Sorry your machine isn't doing well with the layers. I made more masks yesterday for yesterday. I am happy to report my machine goes through all the layers like a champ. I don't even use the walking foot.

    It got up to 70 degrees yesterday in the PNW! It was a beautiful day and I took several short walks. This morning one of our neighbors is delivering fresh cinnamon rolls from a local bakery to the neighborhood, just to lift spirits.

    I think I can pronounce our puppy, Jovi, completely housebroken now. She is 13 weeks old. By 10 weeks old she was 80% housebroken, but then would surprise us with a treat. She has been such a pleasant diversion through these long days. My regret is that the grandkids have not been able to see yet.

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    Re: The Good Morning Thread
    « Reply #33289 on: April 10, 2020, 10:58:09 am »
    Good morning from southern Arizona.

    We are waiting for the latest news on Sylvester.

    I delivered masks yesterday and didn't get to sew until late in the day. My machine still needs more work to be able to sew at normal speed. I finally got a mask modified to fit DH without driving him crazy. Now to find wide elastic to go around his head.

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    Re: The Good Morning Thread
    « Reply #33290 on: April 10, 2020, 12:59:37 pm »
    may i admit to being a bit confused?  i was convinced today was Saturday!

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    Re: The Good Morning Thread
    « Reply #33291 on: April 10, 2020, 02:33:15 pm »
    may i admit to being a bit confused?  i was convinced today was Saturday!
    Absolutely!

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    Re: The Good Morning Thread
    « Reply #33292 on: April 10, 2020, 02:37:44 pm »
    Wonderful afternoon from southern Arizona.

    We just had a phone call from the vet. The last treatment seems to have worked! Sylvester has peed all on his own today. The vet wants to watch him over the weekend to be sure that he can urinate consistently. We will get to bring him home Monday.

    I hope that your day is as happy as ours!

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    Re: The Good Morning Thread
    « Reply #33293 on: April 10, 2020, 03:08:53 pm »


    We just had a phone call from the vet. The last treatment seems to have worked!  We will get to bring him home Monday.




    YEAH !! Sylvester !!
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    Re: The Good Morning Thread
    « Reply #33294 on: April 10, 2020, 05:35:16 pm »
    Wonderful afternoon from southern Arizona.

    We just had a phone call from the vet. The last treatment seems to have worked! Sylvester has peed all on his own today. The vet wants to watch him over the weekend to be sure that he can urinate consistently. We will get to bring him home Monday.

    I hope that your day is as happy as ours!

    glad to hear that!

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    Re: The Good Morning Thread
    « Reply #33295 on: April 11, 2020, 07:11:56 am »
    Good Morning

    A beautiful sunrise in the desert....40 headed to breezy 70s which should dry things out some.  I hope to get out today to "dig in the dirt".

    As if the news were not ominous enough these days, about three dozen vultures have come to roost in the 50 foot Pine Trees around my house, spending all day circling.



    You can almost hear them saying "Watch the fat guy, he is ready to drop !"  giggle  They are wonderful flyers and actually play in the wind.  I can watch them for hours...

    As this is traditionally a family oriented weekend, I know it is hard on many....

    Hang in there !
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    Re: The Good Morning Thread
    « Reply #33296 on: April 11, 2020, 07:42:13 am »
    Good morning.

    Nothing new on our front. It looks like today will be pleasant weather wise, but rain on the way overnight followed by the possibility of severe weather including tornadoes tomorrow afternoon. We'll just wait and see.

    II sleeping this morning. Maybe I'll bestir myself to make some kind of dessert this morning.

    Stay safe. Enjoy the day as best you can.

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    Re: The Good Morning Thread
    « Reply #33297 on: April 11, 2020, 09:12:11 am »
    Good morning from southern Arizona. It is currently 54F and headed to 63F with partly sunny skies and intermittent showers.

    Thank you for your concern for Sylvester. It will be good to have him home on Monday.

    An easy fix, sticking a piece of scrap cloth on the spool spindle to slow the spool spinning, has let me sew st normal speed again.

    We will be delivering some stuff to my sister in Tucson today. The long drive will be good for DH's truck battery. He has had to get out the plug-in charger twice in the past couple weeks.

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    Re: The Good Morning Thread
    « Reply #33298 on: April 12, 2020, 05:38:42 am »
    Good morning and Happy Easter.

    Have a peaceful Sunday. Stay safe.

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    Re: The Good Morning Thread
    « Reply #33299 on: April 12, 2020, 07:20:33 am »
    Good morning and have a blessed day however you spend it.

    I have a garlic-studded lamb roast, potatoes, carrots, and rutabaga in the crockpot on low and slow already. Pea salad and scalloped pineapple will round out our Easter feast for two this year.  DH did leave baskets on the doorstep of our grandkids this morning. 

    We are expecting snow this afternoon. :o  It has been lovely to see blooms on our tulip tree for a few days.  I imagine between wind of the other day and snow today, that's about all the bloom we will get to see in 2020.

    Be well and stay safe.

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