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By: RobDaHood , 1:31 PM GMT on August 28, 2012

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Quoting RobDaHood:
137. pottery
Don't apologize.
Stand your ground my good man!
He has much explaining to do for his absence!



Maxi Major doesn't explain.

heh heh heh
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Quoting pottery:
YO, oss.


Hey Pott, you up a bit late tonight?

I will dedicate one to you bro ;-)

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YO, oss.
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Quoting RobDaHood:
137. pottery
Don't apologize.
Stand your ground my good man!
He has much explaining to do for his absence!


True.
But I was just giving him some more ammo.....
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Howdy,

I find this one of the more ironic videos that I ever posted on the internet in digital format :-)

I hope everyone meets it doing well!

L8R>

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.... and the tree-rats are doing good.
Thanks.

I have been Reliably Informed that one is a girl, and the other a boy.
Just thought you needed to know that.

):))
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137. pottery
Don't apologize.
Stand your ground my good man!
He has much explaining to do for his absence!

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Quoting RTLSNK:
...If you get concerned about me you can always call,
but not when I'm taking a nap, or sleeping, or out in the yard, or watching a movie. There were actually 27 more things I was going to type after the word movie...


Okay, well, I'll call you this weekend, even though I don't know your full schedule. Can't believe you passed the opportunity to expound!

See ya!
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Hmmmm.

Sounds like I am in Dire Straights, with SB.
But it's not my fault at all. No Siree.

You see, a Meteorite exploded right above my house, and the incandescent particles came shooting through the roof and the upstairs floor and landed in an Amazing Sequential Bombardment upon my unprotected keyboard.

I personally did not type that stuff about the Magnanimous etc etc etc.
It was them energised particles of raw whatsit-stuff wot did it.

Amazing, eh ?

I'm sure that SB will understand.
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It is scary how I always know when you guys are talking about me behind the wall of cyber space.

Do you suppose I have the ability to pull that portion of the internet that only applies to me out of inner space between microwave towers or from satellites miles above the earth?

Gee, too bad I can't come up with the powerball numbers in advance. :)

I mentioned my new nickname, the Magnanimous Mushroom Mulch Mogul to SugarBear a minute ago and she seems to have laughed Diet Dr. Pepper all over her laptop screen. She doesn't sound like a happy camper right now Pottery. I may have mentioned to her that it was you that came up with the nickname. How was I to know that the mere mention of your name would cause her to spit Diet Dr. Pepper all over her laptop screen? Strange that.

You guys must be so waterlogged that you both forgot that we have dinner every thursday with the kids and grandkids. I could give you both an itemized list of my various appts during the week but that sounds a little strange to me, eh?

But thank you for your concern, we took the family to the Taki Japanese place tonight and sat at the big Hibachi and watched the chef do crazy things with a large butcher knife. One of those "don't try this at home" shows. The part I always like is the spinning raw egg tricks. Have always wanted to try that one at home. :)

Well, there it is then, I will be going to sleep at approx 10 pm this evening and waking up at 0400 am.

If you get concerned about me you can always call,
but not when I'm taking a nap, or sleeping, or out in the yard, or watching a movie. There were actually 27 more things I was going to type after the word movie, but SugarBear is still saying things about your ancestors Pottery so I should probably go try and calm her down. :)

Btw, how are the "little tree rats" doing?
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LOL

Leaving for the night my friend!

Take good care!
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Quoting RobDaHood:
Hmmm....
Translated....Okra and Taro?
Well, enjoy your slimy/creamy whatnot Pottery!

Spent the last hour watching clouds during/after sunset.
One looked like a wolf.
A good sign.

Snakeymon seems to be AWOL, yet I am sure that he will have a perfectly good explanation, no doubt involving mushrooms and strawberries, copperheads and mulch.

We shall see...

Or Mushberries, Strawrooms, Copper and Headmulch.....

One never knows with Snakeymon.
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Hmmm....
Translated....Okra and Taro?
Well, enjoy your slimy/creamy whatnot Pottery!

Spent the last hour watching clouds during/after sunset.
One looked like a wolf.
A good sign.

Snakeymon seems to be AWOL, yet I am sure that he will have a perfectly good explanation, no doubt involving mushrooms and strawberries, copperheads and mulch.

We shall see...
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Quoting RobDaHood:

Yes, that would be he.
You said "But a Major has other Qualities, apparently."

One of the qualities of Majors seems to be that they love to expound. They also seem to love taking long naps on Thursdays...:o)

Hibernating, maybe ?

Anyhoo, I look forward to his Esteemed Expoundations.

Spent the last 2 hours sipping cooling beverages on the upstairs deck, watching a lovely light-show over Venezuela.
Even had dinner up there.
A Brew of Roots, Tubers, Foliage, and some Chicken Bones, bubbled to Perfection.

The Secret of a Good Bubble, is the addition of some Eddoes. And Ochros, of course.
The Eddoe makes it creamy, and the Ochro makes it slimy.

Nothing like a good slimy/creamy whatnot, on a Thursday night....
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Yep, Jeff did another GW blog at the peak of hurricane season.
(not saying he isn't within his rights to do so)
Have your troll hammers ready folks...gonna be a wild night.

Oh, and BTW...rain since 4pm nothing too heavy but the wind was a tad frisky for a while.
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No rain here yet, but it is converging. Seems to be only a matter of time. Probably about the time Angie gets off work.
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Quoting pottery:

Are you referring to Maxi Major, the Magnanimous Mushroom-Mulch Mogul ?

Because, I've never quite thought of him as Mini.....

But that's just me.

:):))

Yes, that would be he.
You said "But a Major has other Qualities, apparently."

One of the qualities of Majors seems to be that they love to expound. They also seem to love taking long naps on Thursdays...:o)
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Coming down in bucket-loads right now. First time in a while.
From the West, with thunder and close flashes overhead for 20 mins.
It's gone East......
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Quoting RobDaHood:
That's it Pottery, leave the door wide open for "The Major" to come back here and expound on all his qualities!

LOL

Are you referring to Maxi Major, the Magnanimous Mushroom-Mulch Mogul ?

Because, I've never quite thought of him as Mini.....

But that's just me.

:):))
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mornin rob
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Hey Goofy!

I've been keeping an eye on that. Upper level low, worked into mid levels and 2-3 days ago were some signs of lower level rotation starting, but no longer. No real convergence/divergence, pretty much surrounded my healthy shear.

Not an immediate threat, but something interesting to watch.
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Spinning blob at 76W, 29N. That feature has been hanging around for a week moving from NE of the Bahamas to the treasure coast ant out to the NE.
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That's it Pottery, leave the door wide open for "The Major" to come back here and expound on all his qualities!

LOL
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Quoting Ylee:
Well, we now have Major Mike, in keeping with a theme of this blog! :)

Actually, he's Major MiniMike.
Small little critter, is he not?
Well, compared to those bloated entities that we have had this season, he is pretty Mini.
But a Major has other Qualities, apparently.
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Quoting RTLSNK:


...I used to work the 10 pm to 6 am shift.

Never could figure out what time lunch was. :)

But I'll bet you always found time for lunch!

Quoting Ylee:
Well, we now have Major Mike, in keeping with a theme of this blog! :)

Yes we do and I'm not thrilled with his promotion.
Have requested he be assigned to a polar expedition!


Good Morning Folks!
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Quoting Ylee:
Well, we now have Major Mike, in keeping with a theme of this blog! :)


What are you doing up at this early hour?

Are you back on the night shift again?

I used to work the 10 pm to 6 am shift.

Never could figure out what time lunch was. :)
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119. Ylee
Well, we now have Major Mike, in keeping with a theme of this blog! :)
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Just a Drive by!

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Yep, there you go.

Enjoy the 2am feedings Pott!
Been a few years since that, huh?
:o)

Have a good night folks!
Signing off.

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Quoting RobDaHood:
Shorten my whatsit?

You're kidding...right?


It's all good Pottery, just the whole rainy season condensed into one month. Only problem so far is it's cutting into my deck time, which is when I get all introspective and stuff.

And when I chill out and recover from a day full of whatnot and stuff.

But we manage...


heheheheh... I couldn't remember the Nautical Terminology for Yards, Warps, Lines, Whatnot and Stuff.....

But, there you go.

:):))
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Shorten my whatsit?

You're kidding...right?

It's all good Pottery, just the whole rainy season condensed into one month. Only problem so far is it's cutting into my deck time, which is when I get all introspective and stuff.

And when I chill out and recover from a day full of whatnot and stuff.

But we manage...
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Hey Capt.

Better reef some sail, and shorten your whatsit.
There be a Tempestuous Tempest over your head and up your end.

(thanks to Snake for that last part. heheheh)
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Managed to get the cooking done. Thought we were done except for the drippy stuff. Now another cell fires up right overhead.

14 inches and counting this month.
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Okay, we've gone from red/yellow/orange to greens with specks of yellow on the radar. Angie is on her way home. Going out on the deck to light the grill.

Brats and Beans tonight.
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Oh, it's moving all right, just keeps blowing up west of us.
Too wet for mushrooms. Maybe waterlilies?
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Would you believe we didn't get a drop of that storm?

Whats left of it went to the SE of us.

Not complaining though, I have a feeling Georgia is
not going to go unscathed this year.

It looks like the storm you have just parked itself
over your area.

Want to borrow some of our mushrooms? :)

They would grow really good in the swamp.
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Getting downright soggy!
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Now 'Snake, SugarBear would never say something like that!

Nothing serious this way yet. Clouds, some rain, windy, and distant thunder. Subject to change without notice...
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It would appear that a large portion of Isaac the 2nd or Nadine the 1st has broken off of the GOM storm and is headed right for Macon, Georgia.

Wait a minute, I live in Macon, Georgia.

HEY SUGAR BEAR!!! RUN OUT TO THE PATIO AND ROLL DOWN THE BIG UMBRELLA WILL YOU HONEY? I'LL TELL YOU LATER!

DO WHAT WITH MYSELF???

Hmmm, it appears that we are having a communication problem here, will be back later. :)

As Pottery always says, its looking bad up your end also Rob. :)

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Heheheheheheh
Y'all crack me up.

New Recruits are doing fine.
Will check 'puppy formula'.
Going to try to introduce the more advanced one to some papaya this pm.
He seems to not like the milky substance much.
Lady Pott is Happy with the distraction.
I can sense her Motherly Mothering Hormones kicking in.
I'll need to be Careful......

:):))
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When they are a little older Pottery you can send them
to Rob's Critter Commando School. You will have to get
the address from the Captain by Crypto message. It is
known only to a chosen few.

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Good Afternoon.
Been a busy morning but haven't accomplished much.
Funny how that works.

Quoting RTLSNK:
I see Pottery has found a new security team.
Make sure you equip them properly my good man.


LOL
Are we really going there again?


Quoting pottery:
LOL, Snakeymon.

Isn't it strange, how the Gods move in Mysterious Ways, their Wonders to perform ?
Nothing to take the mind off your woes, like a pair of totally dependant little critters that need your regular attention.

It's a lovely morning.

Good to see you smiling my friend.
I was told to use puppy formula.
You are gonna be busy. They eat a lot more frequently than human babies. About every 2 - 3 hours!

Quoting toddluck:
mornin MR Hood

Greetings Mr. Todd!
Halfway through the week almost.
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mornin MR Hood
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LOL, Snakeymon.

Isn't it strange, how the Gods move in Mysterious Ways, their Wonders to perform ?
Nothing to take the mind off your woes, like a pair of totally dependant little critters that need your regular attention.

It's a lovely morning.
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I see Pottery has found a new security team.
Make sure you equip them properly my good man.

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Hi all, just thought I would toss in a bit of WhatNot while the opportunity (time) existed.

I hope all is well with all>

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Post 95. Yep. It helps just to get it off the chest sometimes.
And I know, from being around here for so long, that there is always a sympathetic ear or two. Thanks again.


Today, Lady Pott said "listen" so I did.
Heard a shrill squeeeek out in the bushes.
She says "Baby Chicken?"
I say "Nah. Bird. Or small critter"

We go to check.
Hard to get a direction, and I say "Up in this tree"
She says "Nope, on the ground somewhere"
Then, "OH WOW, come. Quick. Quick!"
I scramble over, and she is in the process of picking up a baby squirrel....

Body about 3" and tail another 3.
Fully covered in hair, eyes closed though.

We look around and see a bunch of leaves and twigs overhead.
With all the recent squeeeeeking, no sign of Momma. Strange.

Get a 20' ladder, climb tree.
On the way up, find another little fellow clinging to some branches.
Need to see what the situation is, with the nest. Snake? Hawk?
2 babies don't just jump out.

Cant get high enough on the ladder, and the tree is too delicate for me to risk climbing higher. It's swaying with my weight, and I need another 6' or so.

Just then tenants from cottage come to see what all the excitement is.
Sean (age 27, American, living/studying in Luxemburg) and his girl Fabienne develop "A Plan".
He will go as high as he can (he is lighter than me) with the camera at arms length so we can see what's what.

Photographic evidence is inconclusive.
We bring critters into the house.
Calls to all kinds of people result in making a brew of full cream milk, egg yolk, couple drops of oil.
Feed with dropper. Regularly.

Second feeding has been done.

We are in Tobago for the coming w/e.
Pyrate Alex and Princess Amy will take over the minding, on Friday.

It never stops.......
By the way. Anyone wants a squirrel ?
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Tomorrow is Angie's late day, which means she stays up late tonight. So...I'm gonna sign off early.

Take good care all!

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Oh what a night!

Got a whole lotta rain and a bunch of lightning.
No problems though. Don't have to worry about watering anything for a few days.

Kinda funny, right about 5 pm I noticed a rather large mass of red stuff on the radar west of lake Okeechobee, directly south of me. So I went to the local NWS forcast page and saw a hazardous weather outlook that wasn't there earlier issued 5pm. So I read it.

Basically said the same old stuff about showers and thunderstorms and that some stronger storms could have dangerous cloud to ground lightning...la la la la...but due to whatever they weren't expecting anything severe.

Figured nobody bothered to look at the radar before posting that.

Then everything mushroomed around 5:30.

Finally they posted this...an hour or so too late:

FLZ057-042315-
HIGHLANDS-
629 PM EDT TUE SEP 4 2012

...EXCESSIVE LIGHTNING WILL AFFECT SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS COUNTY...

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATES THUNDERSTORMS
LOCATED NEAR VENUS...OR 12 MILES NORTHWEST OF PALMDALE...MOVING
NORTHEAST AT 5 MPH...WILL AFFECT VENUS AND ARCHBOLD...UNTIL 715 PM
EDT.

GUSTY WINDS 35 TO 45 MPH WILL OCCUR. FREQUENT LIGHTNING IS EXPECTED.
TO BE SAFE GO INDOORS IMMEDIATELY. IF CAUGHT OUTSIDE...FIND A LOW
SPOT...AND STAY AWAY FROM TALL OBJECTS. THIS STORM WILL PRODUCE PEA
SIZE HAIL. TORRENTIAL RAINS WILL REDUCE VISIBILITY TO NEAR ZERO AND
WILL CAUSE PONDING OF WATER ON ROADWAYS.

Well, at least the lightning stopped just in time for me to see the sun, the last 5 minutes before it dropped below the horizon.

All good here.


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Too much lightning popping.
Gonna shut down for a while.
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Hey Pottery.

Life gets hard sometimes. Everyone's situation is different. There isn't always the right advice or the correct answer. All anyone can give is their best and you hope that it's enough. All your friends can do is offer a shoulder in support, a hand in friendship, and an understanding ear.

Seen that happen here many times over the years. Anything we can do...just ask.
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