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Tue Mar 16, 2021 2:27 pm

Lizzybear wrote:
Mon Mar 15, 2021 1:40 pm
Nice to hear from you WyomingRider. Glad you and your wife are well. Yes I think everyone is ready for life to get back to some sort of normal.
I can't wait for normal, well as normal as I get! :mrgreen:
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Wed Mar 17, 2021 2:53 am

Normal? Who wants to be normal? I want to be wild and wooly.
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Wed Mar 17, 2021 11:09 pm

The pool pump housing is cracked and there's no replacement part to be had. So we're trying to epoxy the crack closed with a high quality marine epoxy. The pool heater is dead, not that we ever used it to heat the pool, just the spa. Repairman bypassed it for us, so if our epoxy fix works, we'll still be able to filter the pool. A new heater is a lot farther down the road -- we only use it in the winter to heat the hot tub/spa, anyway. In the summer, we use the spa as a "cool" tub.

Got our second COVID shot a couple weeks ago, so we're done with that. No issues from the Moderna vaccine. Mom had no issues, either.

Garden's planted. Today the wind has been so high that we have a wildfire watch, and we can hardly see the lake for all the dirt in the air. Yuck. Still, it's a great place to live.
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Thu Mar 25, 2021 3:40 pm

A little taste of winter today. Starts with rain and turns to snow later today. Last kick at winter maybe. We did see a robin this morning,always a good sign.

Ken got his first shot of the vaccine yesterday and I get mine this morning. I have to book appointments for our second shot online and I will do that in a few days.The capitol city (Regina) of Saskatchewan has been put into lockdown as there are a lot of variant cases there. They had a drive through for getting the vaccine but ran out of the vaccine and are waiting on more. I am glad we live in a small town.
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Fri Mar 26, 2021 12:58 am

Had a rather intense thunderstorm night before last. An F1 tornado touched down about 4 miles from us, causing some tree damage but luckily nothing else. It made the local news, as actual touchdowns here are very rare.

Still trying to get the pool pump jerry-rigged so we can still use the pool until a replacement becomes available sometime this summer. Meanwhile, we'll use the pool vacuum to stir the water and chemicals around and hopefully keep it viable.

Otherwise, it's a lovely spring here.
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Fri Mar 26, 2021 2:18 pm

Real nice day in the mid - Atlantic, temps in the high 70's with abundant sunshine. We do have high wind warnings, gust around 60 MPH predicted!
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Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:42 pm

After a nice run of gorgeous spring weather, albeit without the needed rain, the next few days will be in the high 80s/low 90s and still no rain. Had to turn on the air conditioner night before last, and I expect it will stay on now.

At least the swimming pool is heating up quickly. Might even be able to start swimming by late April.

Had a lovely Easter dinner out on our huge deck. Pulled out the bone china and went all out, with smoked and grilled pork loin, jaeger sauce with extra mushrooms, German potato salad, sautéed cabbage, sangria berry gelatin, mandarin ambrosia, cheesecake and pecan bar (accidentally made without the flour, so it was seriously gooey good) topping.

Nephew brought both his dogs, which meant it was a terrible day for Czarny (our cat). The dogs ignored him (the German shepherd is actually afraid of cats), but Czarny does not like dogs -- or any interruption to his territory. He hid somewhere outside until the dogs left, then we had to coax him back inside. He's been clinging to me ever since; only went outside this morning.

Getting the RV ready for our first trip since Alaska in 2018. Not taking the motorcycles; WLToo is likely not going to ride again, as his Parkinson's and its medication really mess with his ability to stay fully alert. When we stop being lazy, we'll likely sell both bikes, as I'm the last of our local group still able to ride and wandering off by myself isn't a good idea, when I'm the main caregiver. Sigh.

Later, y'all.
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Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:13 pm

Wanderlost wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:42 pm
Getting the RV ready for our first trip since Alaska in 2018. Not taking the motorcycles; WLToo is likely not going to ride again, as his Parkinson's and its medication really mess with his ability to stay fully alert. When we stop being lazy, we'll likely sell both bikes, as I'm the last of our local group still able to ride and wandering off by myself isn't a good idea, when I'm the main caregiver. Sigh.
Sorry to hear that WL. My sister in law is fighting Parkinson's as well. Frustrating disease. :(
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Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:46 am

I'm sorry, Wanderlost. That has to be tough. I'm hoping I can ride for a number of years yet but we never know. On the positive side you still have each other and can enjoy many things in life. The best to you both. Enjoy that RV and safe travels! :)
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Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:34 am

SouthTexas wrote:
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On the positive side you still have each other and can enjoy many things in life.
Yep. Right now I'm enjoying looking at the top of his head, as he naps in his rocking chair... :D
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Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:48 pm

Sorry to hear that WL.You will enjoy getting out in your RV.

I just got back from a 7 day visit with our daughters and it was so great to see Family. We haven`t seen then in almost a year.
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Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:40 pm

The water heater anode replacement is giving us fits. Oh, well, if we can't get it fixed by the time we leave, we'll just shower in the park facilities and heat water on the stove to wash dishes. Not a big deal, just a bit of an inconvenience.
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Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:42 am

I must have blinked and missed summer. It is snowing and blowing here. Highways are icy and snow packed. :shock:

We need moisture,but rain would have been much preferred.
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Wanderlost
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Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:02 pm

We officially in a drought. As usual. All those clouds and humidity, and not a drop of rain...

Electric issues again. This time, the main power connection has to be replaced, so the electrician and the power company will both be here Wednesday. At least this time, we'll have completed replacing all the power connections on pole, in house and garage. Finally.

Nothing like owning a unique fixer upper....
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Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:28 pm

We will be busy cleaning up snow after the storm we had. Two days of wind and snow.I think we have as much snow from this storm as we had all winter.Time for winter to be gone.
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Wed Apr 14, 2021 5:58 pm

Lizzybear wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:28 pm
We will be busy cleaning up snow after the storm we had. Two days of wind and snow.I think we have as much snow from this storm as we had all winter.Time for winter to be gone.
Indeed!!!
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Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:46 pm

And it is snowing again :shock: We had nice weather for a few days awhile back,maybe that was our summer.I am so looking forward to getting outside and into the yard..
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Mon Apr 19, 2021 1:48 am

Took the RV on a little trip, only 650 miles round trip. Czarny (our cat) is not sure he likes traveling, but it was his first trip. He spent the ride under the bed covers, and when not moving, he clung to me like velcro. Now that we're back home, he's no longer clinging to me, but up on his tower.

Meanwhile, I need someone to beat the knot out of my back muscles....
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