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KymmieL

Good morning All. Coffees on.

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Cyndee

Good morning from paradise. Some are calling it "Snowmaggedon" 😃 and it's coming. My soul mate was at the Costco store yesterday, the store parking lot jammed full, everyone busy preparing and stocking up, they are hyping the next storm in the media here, it's got people worked up a little. The schools are getting out early in anticipation. There are lot's of hills here in the Puget sound region, and the roads on hills are not very passable when full of snow and ice, and many drivers here are not very experienced when it comes to this sort of thing, hence the dire predictions. Anyway it's a balmy 30 f here as I type this and we still have several inches of snow on the ground from the last round. Coffee tastes great, and we have nice stack of firewood on the back porch.

 

https://komonews.com/news/local/forecasts-of-5-8-inches-of-new-snow-or-more-prompts-winter-storm-watch-for-region

 

Have a great day all !

 

C -

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Michelle F

Coffee is done... Life is improving... It's always been improving. Yesterday was just "one of those days"!

 

Folger's Rulz... Life is good!

 

Sigh... For years I would wake-up, sit and have my cup. Smoke some weed if I have it and contemplate life and it's insane functions.

What is different today, however, it that now these seeming useless thoughts are just my feminine nature saying, "Good Morning, dear! Life is good! Be your self and keep your chin up"

 

These thoughts have always been within me. Now I understand. The calming of contemplation has always been from the woman's point of view. I used to call it my logical moment. When all seemed right in the world, just misunderstood. Boy was I missing the point. ROFL

 

So!!!! Good Morning, Girls!

Thank you for being my friends!!!

😘

 

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Michelle F

Bellingham, WA, Winter of 1995-96...

Xmas time... It was balmy, 100% humidity in mid 50's. Anybody in Puget Sound understands balmy in the 50's. I get this glad... Go get eggs, bread, beer and milk... So I do... I get back and my mother's roommate is unloading his van...

 

Eggs, bread, beer and milk... I'm like "what the..."

I tell him to use the second fridge because the main one in kitchen was full...

 

So we laughed about it; it was a funny double up...

 

Next morning it was windy and dark... Too dark... Power was on though.. I let the cat out as she wanted out and she wouldn't go through her kitty door. I open the door and like a dog wanting to show you something, she gets to foyer door and stopped. Total darkness...

 

I turn on the porch light and we are surrounded by a solid white wall you can only see Frank's van not mine. His was under carport. We were under a 20' snow drift. I go to back door which was a windbreak this time. It snowed 30" overnight and was still coming down. Thank God we had 4 cases of beer! Equivalent of 3 flats of eggs. Four loaves bread and 4 gallons of milk...

 

We lived in a little Hamlet called Custer. About 12 miles north of B'ham. It snowed just short of 4 feet... It took a week to dig to the road another 3 days for County to clear that road. We were snowed in for 10 days...

 

Thankfully, Frank had weed!

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Cyndee
4 hours ago, Michelle F said:

We lived in a little Hamlet called Custer. About 12 miles north of B'ham. It snowed just short of 4 feet... It took a week to dig to the road another 3 days for County to clear that road. We were snowed in for 10 days...

 

 

 

I get this Michelle, and sounds like you know what it's like to experience the Frazer river valley outflow when it's tilted this way ! It's like a blast tunnel from the arctic north...

 

The desert sounds nice this time of year your way. I see plenty of snow in the MTNS of So Cal right now, I can imagine the skiing at Big Bear, Idyllwild, or Wrightwood is nice now. I used to go to this place called Mt Waterman on the crest hwy 2, where it was like so totally powder, nothing like the powder of Mt Waterman on the top (wonderful view of the Mojave desert) and face, when they could open, as @ Jani eluded to earlier, this location has been closed sometimes for years during dry spells...Mt Waterman is in center background in this live shot from Mt Wilson...

 

http://obs.astro.ucla.edu/towercam.htm

 

Hugs

 

C -

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Ashlee

Good morning all. Another blood lab down. Hoping everything is all good 

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Michelle F

On bus home... 

 

Just had my third torture session... I mean electrolysis treatment... Whew...

 

Glad it's over... Can't wait till next Friday...

 

Unfortunately my Ins. won't pay for more than Two hours a week. It's gonna take over a year!

 

Sheesh..!

 

More coffee...!

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Willow

Hi,

 

well, like many of you recently we set record temperatures yesterday and today.  Fortunately for us, the were record highs, not sub zero lows.  Cold front and Canadian air tonight so our wake up temperature will be 40 degrees lower.  But it is only February.  Going shopping tomorrow.  I need blue shoes for a dress I bought and maybe some jewelry.  Not sure what I’ll end up with.

 

becareful with snowmagedden.  

 

Willow

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Jordy

It's 13 F here right now at 3 am, supposed to be 39 F today, will be staying home.  

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Cyndee

cable internet out, 8 inches of new snow overnight, coffee by the woodstove now, its 31f now. Using phone browser, odd. Have a great saturday all, love C -

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Ashlee

Good morning all. Stay safe and warm up north. Not to rub it in but It's typical south Florida weather here. Yesterday was a pretty good day. Had my 6 month blood work done, waiting on results. Had really good group session, went out for a fun evening with a group of friends from group. Finding more support day by day. My therapist and my endo both said that my mood and outlook have changed so much. I'm actually happy, smiling and laughing with people. Im very open about being trans now and not looking for acceptance from anyone anymore. 

Well off start a beautiful South Florida day

Ashlee ❤️

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Willow

Good morning 

 

We are up early today.  No particular reason except that we went to bed early last night. 

 

Spent yesterday shopping.  Bought some comfortable shoes and some dressy low heels.  Also bought a new lipstick.  

 

We we had a nice day overall, although I did get misgendered once.

 

Willow

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KymmieL

Coffee is a brewing. Sun is not yet shining. Alas I have to work in 1.5 hours. OH, well. Its a pay check. My only day shift. Up early, needed to jump in the shower, was busy on Sat night.

 

Ashlee quit rubbing it in about the warm weather, LOL. I get it enough from my Mom who is also in FL. Cyndee keep warm.

 

Kymmie

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tracy_j

Mid afternoon coffee today. I did the weekly shop this morning. The sun had been out this afternoon (as soon as I got back lol), otherwise a wet morning. Roll on spring!

 

Tracy

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Ashlee

Good morning all 🙂. Mmmm coffee then off to lunch with my girls ❤️ Have a wonderful day all

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jae bear

 I let myself sleep in for once! I’m still nursing this coffee on my nightstand, my coffee cup is so big I can put 2 cups of coffee in it ...

 Even though Northern California is known for being sunny and bright today is overcast, cloudy and on the chilly side. I had so many medical appointments this last week that I need to go into work today just so I can catch up, not all day, just a few hours so tomorrow won’t be a nightmare when I get in and have to get all of the orders ready from the weekend sales... CC689721-85F3-4875-943E-5662FADE72FA.thumb.jpeg.79680903b700c90b38027d31d122c03e.jpeg

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Ashlee
Just now, jae bear said:

 I let myself sleep in for once! I’m still nursing this coffee on my nightstand, my coffee cup is so big I can put 2 cups of coffee in it ...

 Even though Northern California is known for being sunny and bright today is overcast, cloudy and on the chilly side. I had so many medical appointments this last week that I need to go into work today just so I can catch up, not all day, just a few hours so tomorrow won’t be a nightmare when I get in and have to get all of the orders ready from the weekend sales... CC689721-85F3-4875-943E-5662FADE72FA.thumb.jpeg.79680903b700c90b38027d31d122c03e.jpeg

I want to visit California so bad.

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Susan R

Good morning peoples!  It's a brisk 19°F now and we have 6" of snow on the ground.  We have a 7 hour break with 2-5 inches more snow due starting at 5pm.  This entire week there will be snow storm after snow storm which is sort of rare for the Puget Sound area.  It happens every half decade or so and we were overdue.

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Cyndee
3 hours ago, Susan R said:

Good morning peoples!  It's a brisk 19°F now and we have 6" of snow on the ground.  We have a 7 hour break with 2-5 inches more snow due starting at 5pm.  This entire week there will be snow storm after snow storm which is sort of rare for the Puget Sound area.  It happens every half decade or so and we were overdue.

 

It was a beautiful morning, sunny, and bright, I went out for a walk, nice to run into neighbors, and hear my name....

 

Just like you said Susan, it changed so fast this afternoon, now it's clouding up, here it comes again :)

 

Baking some bread now, did my nails, did the chores, so domestic, and enjoying a nice warm cup of coffee this afternoon, get out the bead caboodle, maybe make a bracelet or two by the wood stove...

 

Hugs and warmth

 

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Jani

I'm happy to hear you got out for a walk Cyndee.  I heard that Sea-Tac area received as much snow in one day as it normally sees in a year.  That is the beauty of life, it is ever changing!  Enjoy the sun.

 

Jani

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jae bear
10 hours ago, Ashlee said:

I want to visit California so bad.

 

 California is OK, but the cost-of-living here is insane, a small studio apartment costs $2000 a month, and that’s in the South Bay area ... 

I really love the sunrise and sunset lately, this time of year it’s kind of magical. There was a lot of fog this morning and when I got home I couldn’t resist a picture of the last visible sunlight just barely illuminating the silhouette of the mountain range.

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Charlize

Those are beautiful pictures Jae.

We woke to a dusting of snow this morning.  So far the year has been good to us as far as heavy storms.  Lots of heavy rain, setting new records, but not much snow has fallen.

it's busy on the farm now.  Every time we go above freezing the ap from the maple trees is flowing into the collection house.  A heavy flow can bring 350+ gallons that needs to be processed.  Our sugar house is pretty sophisticated now but i still end up working into the early morning hours.

At the same time our goats are beginning to kid.  Yesterday there were 8 kids born from 4 does.  The girls do most of the work themselves but i act as a midwife when possible and move everybody around to different stalls to keep the kids protected for a bit after their birth.  Within a day they are bouncing around and cute as tacks.  I'm finishing my coffee and ready to head out to see what needs doing.

 

Hugs,

 

Charlize

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Briana
10 hours ago, jae bear said:

 California is OK, but the cost-of-living here is insane, a small studio apartment costs $2000 a month, and that’s in the South Bay area ... 

 

Oh Jae that's most anywhere in CA.  It's just crazy here.  The cost of rents/real estate even as you go east up and down the state can just be crazy.  And top it all off with a nice heavy sprinkle of "fees".  i.e. Taxes.  Besides all the usual high state and local taxes, there are additional taxes that are added to most anything you can thing of.  Buy some lumber, there's a "lumber recovery fee."  Buy some paint, there's a "paint recovery fee."  And on and on and on... 

 

But it is beautiful here and there is so much to do and see.  You could vacation every year in CA and still not see it all in a lifetime.  We're way more active since moving here vs. where we used to live.  🙂 

 

Just finishing up 2nd cup and heading to the shower to get cleaned up and out of the house and off to work.  Have a great day everyone!

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Jani

You are so busy Charlize!  I hope all the kids stay healthy.  No snow here this morn but more coming on Tuesday! 

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Cyndee

Those pictures are so pretty Jackie. Ya know I always enjoy visiting that area, and finding new vistas in No Cal. It's been expensive for a long time for rent / property in the bay area, and sadly that same trend found it's way here.

 

Briana is right, there is tax on seemingly everything. I recall the tax revolt called Prop 13 as it was known in CA was the only saving grace from property taxes passed in the 1970's. Those properties are quite valuable today and held in families, gifted to next in line to preserve the PROP 13 tax benefits. If sold however or title transfer would forfeit the prop 13 tax benefits for the new owners (complicated).

 

Snowing again here, and went out for a walk again (3 miles). It's much harder walking on snow and ice, feels like 10 miles in my leg and hips :P

 

You have a lot to look after Charlize, sounds wonderful on the farm.

 

Stay warm Jani :)

 

Hugs

 

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Willow

rained here from late morning to late afternoon.  More rain predicted for tomorrow.  Met with my therapist today.  next appoint is March 11th and I'm thinking I'll likely spread it out even more after that.  The next meeting is right after my Endocronologist appointment and a group meeting date.  I figure that one might be needed but after that I plan on few and far in between unless something happens.

 

Weather is predicted to be all over the place this week, highs near records followed by cold and rain and back up again.

 

Working on painting the dining room starting tomorrow.  Painted the bedroom hall today.

 

Willow

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