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By Fauxpaws on Mar 31, 2015 at 4:35 AM

A Chinese immigrant in the 1860s - Bwahaha! Somehow I don't think it compares, altho you did have to build the whole thing by yourself. So what are these festivities on Wednesday you speak of? Perhaps celebrating someone's birthday? And whatever happened to your brackets? I know you still have Kentucky, like most of the rest of the free world. I talked to my sis a week ago on our anniversary. She and her dogs had an up-close and personal experience with a rabid skunk but it ended safely. No one was sprayed or bitten. She did hurt her thumb trying to kill it with her Glock, but not too badly. Sheesh, I really worry about her sometimes. She seems to somehow get through everything mostly unscathed, however.

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By Fauxpaws on Mar 30, 2015 at 4:21 PM

I certainly agree on you about end of life issues. There are many situations where I think people should be able to choose for themselves. That was something I noticed about LMS - they're equal opportunity when it comes to political humor and it was all pretty damn funny. Another California-esque day here! Wow - two in a row! What did you do today? I moved some plants onto the balcony, which of course, involved my usual cleaning and rearranging out there first. And I got out front for a while but didn't accomplish much. Oh well, it was most enjoyable!

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By Fauxpaws on Mar 30, 2015 at 7:24 AM

Wow, I didn't realize your friend felt so bad. I'm glad she at least has people there with her and is in her own home. Still, gotta feel for her. How good to know your visits are so appreciated! Yep, looks like sun again today, chances of rain for the rest of the week. Oh well. It could be worse. At least everything is greening up and budding in the yard like crazy from all the rain. Oh, I meant to tell ya - I watched the first two Last Man Standing shows for this year and found myself laughing at regular intervals! Lots of good one-liners! The first one was especially funny, where the neighborhood cat Tigger disappeared and the "rather large" cat lady pounded their mailbox. Loved that one!

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By Fauxpaws on Mar 30, 2015 at 4:55 AM

Ah, so that's what brought on the Dodger poke! Are those roses fast growers? It will look SO good when they fill out! I'm sure everybody was glad to see a note from Linder. Laughing is good, but at this stage it probably turns to tears pretty quickly. I think about her every day. As for Syl, you know she didn't want to get into detail on here in case someone from the shelter saw it, but knocking some heads together was probably in her mind all right. The new kitteh doesn't surprise me either. Hah! I hope her MIL doesn't have to go back into the hospital. It didn't sound too promising.

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By Fauxpaws on Mar 29, 2015 at 2:15 PM

Oh, the raised bed and roses look wonderful! And when those newbies grow in it will really be beautiful! Nice job! Much easier (and faster for you) to take pics than trying to explain it all was. Sounds like it's very handy having a horse for exploration and it'll be a nice diversion for when you get tired of working on all of those outposts and the rail system. Chuck and I were outside for quite a while, him shuffling his 3-wheeler and trailer around with the Bronco to maximize driveway usage and let more sunlight get to the strip of yard on the other side, and me pruning and cutting down more new growth and brushing off the sidewalk from the latest round of pine needles and dead leaves. I'd wanted to get the leaves cleared out from under the azaleas as they're starting to bud, but that will have to wait. Spent some quality time on the balcony after that. Sure nice to see the lol from mamawalker. I'm glad they're over the worst and healing has begun. Also see a note from Syl that I need to read. Glad to see that, too!

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By Fauxpaws on Mar 29, 2015 at 11:45 AM

I had to stare at those charts for quite a while this morning to get some meaning out of them and will have to look again at the per capita use between LA and the Bay Area. Of course, it didn't help that I'd just gotten up and the coffee wasn't ready yet. Anyway... So much for Denny's, eh? LOL! So horses have "pitfalls", even in fantasy land. Swimming in a lava pool doesn't sound like much fun. Kinda like how a lobster must feel when he gets dunked into that boiling pot of water. Time to get back outside!

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By Fauxpaws on Mar 29, 2015 at 5:52 AM

Really! Three of 'em! I have no idea why they pulled up that old Mary/lamb one. It's not all that good. But hey, I ain't complaining! Dodger Stadium - LOL!! Really, why limit it to just that one. Hah! Wow, 80% to agriculture. I'd assumed it was a lot but not that much. The alfalfa thing for feeding livestock is a shocker. The other chart just dealt with the urban 20%, right? When you just look at that one, you think wow, people are wasting a ton of water, with two thirds of that amount going to residential. The overall picture with both charts tells a different tale. From Davos to Denny's, eh? I guess only poor countries will be attending then. A horse! My kingdom for a horse! Nice to know when you're looking for some high-speed transportation. Obviously horses are much easier to handle in fantasy land. Should be a rain-free day here, at least until tonight. YAY!

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By Sylviag on Mar 28, 2015 at 10:27 PM

MIL home today and doing OK, but we and nurse at her facility feel they might have released her too early so they are keeping a very close eye on her. We have another dang cat! And the reorg hit a roadblock. I planted in my greenhouse today gaining back some zen. Did I ever tell you Honda fixed good as new? I EDd and tried to figure out what happened with your Mom. Saw the test results are back but what precipitated all that? Are you and Paws enjoying all the Basketbell HoopLa? Be going to bed early but wanted to check in. Crazy busyness as usual around here LOL Hope everythng else is OK and wishing your Mom a continued recovery Just tell me what road she is driving g on so I can avoid it - just kidding LOL http://cheezburger.com/8469962752

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By jennybookseller on Mar 28, 2015 at 9:18 PM

Glad you like the poem! And yes -- I need a new hobby. Glad to hear your mom is doing better! I know of P. Anthony, but have never read his stuff. I seem to remember he has a book called Letters to Jenny, that is a collection of his letters to a girl in a coma.

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By Fauxpaws on Mar 28, 2015 at 4:28 PM

Thanks for the congrats! I wish they did make an idiot repellent and it actually worked. Nobody is working on the kitchen yet, as Chuck wanted to meet with someone who does appraisals and could give him some good advise about how much work really needs to be put into the place to make it sell at a decent price. He contacted a guy to do that through a friend who used him and they'll be meeting on Monday. This will be his third meeting with someone to discuss it and from what his friend said, the guy is good and should be able to answer his questions. The other two people ended up just trying to get money out of Chuck but this one has no vested interest. Boy, your water situation really does need to change out there. I heard TPTB are finally going to crack down on usage, which will suck but is so needed. OMG, that is SO funny about the conversation with your mom! Affluence! I don't know how in the world you kept a straight face!!

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By Fauxpaws on Mar 28, 2015 at 10:42 AM

I expect the last show will be a doozy. I'm glad I can help you keep in touch with rain! On the other hand, I keep thinking how nice it would be to life out there somewhere on the coast where the skies are not cloudy all day! Maybe in a year or two things will start to look better weather-wise. Let's hope so anyway, before it gets any worse. Chuck has been doing a bunch of care researching on line but I'd imagine we'll wait until the end of summer to actually buy anything. He's got to get moving on FIL's clunkers and doing something with the house first. Any more progress on MacArthur, or will you start working on that library today?

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By jennybookseller on Mar 28, 2015 at 9:34 AM

Now "Wallabies" poem on my blog if you are super bored and want to check it out. http://booksellingandwritingwithweegee.blogspot.com/2015/03/wallabies-and-night-walk.html How's tricks out your way? I just keep having bad news on the medical front. Having another cat scan on Monday. The fun never ends!

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By Fauxpaws on Mar 28, 2015 at 6:28 AM

I tend to evaluate pet names too, cat or dog. Three more episodes is more than I would have guessed. Every week now I've been waiting for them to announce the finale. Have to savor each one now. *sob* I haven't watched LMS yet. There's been a rash of new shows (as opposed to reruns) this past week and we keep having to watch this one, or that one, and then it's time for bed. But I'll get on it one of these days. =) We just got rained on - again. grrr

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By Fauxpaws on Mar 28, 2015 at 4:19 AM

I might name a cat Wally but I wouldn't stick a kid with it. A library, eh? That should be fun! I don't see you using it much but it will make a nice design challenge. We did get a spit of rain yesterday, but I'd call it a dry day. We'll warm up after today and I'll be able to get my flowers planted and move my indoor plants out in the next couple of days. Yay! I hope we hear from Syl soon, and with some good news on all fronts. Not hearing anything makes me nervous about how things are going with MIL.

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By Fauxpaws on Mar 27, 2015 at 8:36 AM

Don't ya just hate it when you have to wait for the outcome? I guess Ward and June just had no sense of humor, beyond calling their kid Beaver. I can understand why you'd keep putting your book down to play on that game of yours. Nice going on the rail line, even if you do have to ride in a mine cart, tho I can see where that would come in handy. So what do you do with your emeralds? Are they only good for trading?

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By Fauxpaws on Mar 27, 2015 at 8:35 AM

Don't ya just hate it when you have to wait for the outcome? I guess Ward and June just had no sense of humor, beyond calling their kid Beaver. I can understand why you'd keep putting your book down to play on that game of yours. Nice going on the rail line, even if you do have to ride in a mine cart, tho I can see where that would come in handy. So what do you do with your emeralds? Are they only good for trading?

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By Fauxpaws on Mar 27, 2015 at 4:41 AM

Not too many giggles, eh? So who won? Or did both teams pull it off? Oh, my mom started that look when we were little. It always got a good laugh, not to mention lots of comments, even when we were older. You really did get warm yesterday! It's funny how the country is divided pretty much in half between hot and dry in the west and cool and wet in the east. It would be nice to find a happy medium. I can sure understand the need to read something lighter when you finally finish that book! Koontz sounds perfect. Chuck likes to pick him up now and again. They don't take long to read. My book has picked up some, but it's still slow reading. Not as tough as yours tho. =)

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By Fauxpaws on Mar 26, 2015 at 4:16 PM

Ooh, sounds like a tough challenge for a group of 10-year-olds as well as for the adults! I'll bet it was fun tho. Was there a lot of giggling going on? Sooo, your mom still finds it necessary to give you a whack now and again! LOLOL! At least you know she's paying attention. My mom would cross her eyes and stick her tongue out at us if we smarted off. I still get a good laugh when I think about it. Yes, reading, naps, watching the bluebirds a bit and occasional stabs at dusting were about the only things I accomplished all day. I'll probably be awake all night now. *sigh*

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By Fauxpaws on Mar 26, 2015 at 9:47 AM

Onoe! That's not good about her MIL. I know she wasn't taking care of herself and they were worried about her weight and all, but this isn't good. The UTI they can probably take care of fairly easily but the flu and especially the pneumonia are worrisome, especially for someone her age. Poor Syl, and Bryan too. I hope she takes care of her own health. So your mom hit ya, did she? I'll bet it's been a while since she did that. LOL I hope she takes it to heart, but I'd imagine that would be a hard habit to break. It's raining again but I plan on staying inside, so I shouldn't have any problem staying dry. Bored maybe, but dry. =)

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By Sylviag on Mar 26, 2015 at 6:15 AM

MIL in hosptal with flu, pneumonia an UTI. Doing OK. They had feared an embolism, but CT scan negative on that thank goodness. Digging deep within myself here for some reserves - kind of like counting on the fat to get you through a lean winter :) Hugz

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