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    LOL, had to read this twice! I thought, wow, she...

    LOL, had to read this twice! I thought, wow, she must be afraid of vampires to keep her garlic under her bed!
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    And don't forget that starlings (any birds) love...

    And don't forget that starlings (any birds) love mulberries and decorate your cars to show it!
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    Thank you, Alan!

    Thank you, Alan!
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    I have never learned so much about accepting...

    I have never learned so much about accepting those things I can not change. And also that our value is not in what we produce. And also that it’s ok to keep some money in the bank instead of paying...
  5. Thread: September Purge

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    "Magic sidewalk"--LOL!!! That's how I got rid...

    "Magic sidewalk"--LOL!!!

    That's how I got rid of the pounds and pounds of Italian prunes my poor old tree produced in what appears to be its death throes.
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    Doing a closet-drawer purge. One and 1/2 large...

    Doing a closet-drawer purge. One and 1/2 large grocery bag full. Hoping to fill the second one by the end of the week and donate on Saturday. I've really decided to go very basic with my wardrobe...
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    Only an Unhealthy 191 today---AND I actually saw...

    Only an Unhealthy 191 today---AND I actually saw the sun! It was pinkish-orange. I hadn't seen it in days.

    I feel like a jerk complaining when I think about the firefighters, though.
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    wow, that would tick me off, too, and I'd be...

    wow, that would tick me off, too, and I'd be afraid for the cat!

    I share a fence with a young neighbor couple. They're very quiet and non-social. I often see them at the fence pulling grass and...
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    It's so depressing. Our AQ this morning is 497....

    It's so depressing. Our AQ this morning is 497. And it's chilly; you can't see the sun. I haven't seen it for days since I saw the red sun. It feels like when you wake up in the morning when you're...
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    We're currently at 497. Yesterday it got up to...

    We're currently at 497. Yesterday it got up to 530, so I hope we're seeing improvement on its way.
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    Until the recent wildfires, I was switching one...

    Until the recent wildfires, I was switching one day to the next biking or walking. But our air quality yesterday measured >500/hazardous. It's been that way for days. I'm usually hardy enough that...
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    Why weird? This is 2020 after all.

    Why weird? This is 2020 after all.
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    That's terrifying, mschrisgo

    That's terrifying, mschrisgo
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    My neighborhood looks like a foggy morning in...

    My neighborhood looks like a foggy morning in November, but it's yellow---and it's smoke. I'm about 40 miles from the fires, both to the north and south. There was one closer, about 20 miles, but...
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    Well, the bridge was scheduled to be mostly...

    Well, the bridge was scheduled to be mostly closed (4 of 6 lanes) starting tomorrow for 10 days to replace trunnions which are originals, I think. They decided to postpone because of evacuees and...
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    At least they had the brains to postpone closing...

    At least they had the brains to postpone closing the I-5 bridge (at least 4 of the 6 lanes). Can you imagine what that would've been like had there been an evac order?
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    I keep telling Jesus to just come already, but he...

    I keep telling Jesus to just come already, but he just won't. ;)
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    I have so much yard work I really need to do, but...

    I have so much yard work I really need to do, but who wants to go out and do anything with level 373 hazardous air quality? The smoke is just hanging. I'm glad there aren't any winds like before so...
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    We are at hazardous air quality level 373 today....

    We are at hazardous air quality level 373 today. I have had a low grade headache for 3 days. One good outcome: they were going to close all northbound lanes and 1 southbound lane on the I-5 bridge...
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    The smoke is just hanging today; there is no air...

    The smoke is just hanging today; there is no air movement right now. Which is good for the fire containment efforts, but miserable otherwise. It's stinky and giving me a huge headache. The last we...
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    https://www.freshpreserving.com/products This...

    https://www.freshpreserving.com/products

    This Ball Kerr website is delightful. I got a canning basket that holds just 3 pint jars from them years ago, but it looks like they don't carry it anymore...
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    I don't do a ton of canning anymore, but make up...

    I don't do a ton of canning anymore, but make up small batches of chutneys and relishes on occasion during the growing season. I did notice the thinner layer of rubber on the lids this year. I...
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    It's worse than the Gorge fire of a few years...

    It's worse than the Gorge fire of a few years back. The smoke is bad. You smell it all the time. There's a layer of grit on everything even up here.
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    Gardenarian, chk in plz

    I know your area is in danger. Hope you are safe.

    My hubs & I are working on our Go bags.
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    Love that, Tammy!

    Love that, Tammy!
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