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Offline Diane Amberg

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Re: East Coast Happenings
« Reply #910 on: September 20, 2018, 09:21:12 am »
So, Florence finished up dousing us with heavy rain, which we didn't need, and then finally moved on out.Those poor folks in the south will have to deal with the rising floods for sometime to come.Still no electricity in Wilmington (NC.) My girlfriend got back home, but what a mess she will have to deal with. I just can't imagine all the rotting food, downed trees, tons of debris,snakes all over the place, stranded pets and farm animals and on and on.Boy,am I spoiled.I don't know when our fire crews,both male and female, will finally be released to come home, or even how they will get back here; so many areas have been cut off. I hope you all are in good health and enjoying late garden produce and cooler weather. I'm ready for some cooler days and less humidity.

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Re: East Coast Happenings
« Reply #911 on: September 20, 2018, 06:03:01 pm »
It looks like our cooler weather will be here tonight. Tomorrow only in the 70"s.

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« Reply #912 on: September 23, 2018, 01:11:21 pm »
We just cooled off too. Just in time for the first official day of fall. It's raining here...again...and only about 65.M y girlfriend in Wilmington NC just got her electricity back on.  She's so happy. Now to get someone to get rid of the three big trees that came down in her yard. What a mess they have been having.

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Re: East Coast Happenings
« Reply #913 on: October 11, 2018, 09:33:54 am »
and so it is raining here...again.This time it's Michael's rain bands arriving here as it swings east. No wind to speak of, but we just don't need any more rain.  My yard has been ruined and the plants are drowning.
 The Florida panhandle sure got hit hard didn't it? So sad.
  I just cleared out the last of my veggies for the season...made a big kettle of tom sauce to finish off the tomatoes and peppers. I surely will miss the fresh tomatoes.  We will really chill down here once this weather clears. Highs in the 50s and 40s at night. It looks like we might be headed for going from the air conditioner to the furnace with no break in between. Yuk. Have a nice day all.

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Re: East Coast Happenings
« Reply #914 on: October 12, 2018, 09:11:58 am »
Good morning, Diane, I have been watching with interest about this storm.  I was thinking of you and hoping and praying that you would be okay.  Thanks for posting so we can know how you are doing.  Too bad about your vegie garden.  We never really got around to putting on in this year so I miss the fresh tomatoes also. 

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Re: East Coast Happenings
« Reply #915 on: October 13, 2018, 08:59:31 am »
We are going to be having really chilly weather coming down from Canada .It came blowing in a heckin' after Thursday night's storm rain finally cleared. Thank goodness we have a sump pump in our basement. The ground is so saturated it  can't take much more.  We brought in our house plants yesterday because they don't like 40s at night for long stretches. We have a grow light over a table in the basement where they will spend the winter. We managed to wrestle our huge Night Blooming Ceres to its winter home in front of our south facing living room triple window. It did love all the rain and had beautiful white flowers, as many as 7 at a time, scenting the whole yard several times during the summer. It's gotten so big that someday it will be too big for us to get through the living room door and then I don't know what we'll do.
We still have lots of animal visitors each night checking the back yard and deck for whatever they can scrounge. There are foxes,deer a skunk, raccoons, a possum and who know what else. Not surprising I guess, because even though we live in town, there is a large woods across the street from us. Have a great day.
Oh, and a warning for all...Do not accept any messages from  Hormel, it might be Spam! (Yuk,yuk)

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