Pigs at the beach! # 110

By: palmettobug53 , 2:34 PM GMT on June 29, 2014

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Here we are in the lazy days of summer. School is out, people are taking vacations and it may be too hot outside to venture outside. What to do to fill up those lazy hours or just relax for while?

Read.

I highly recommend visiting your local library. Where else can you load up on an assortment of summer reading for free?

I'm a pretty eclectic reader. I like both fiction and non-fiction.

In fiction, I enjoy mysteries, murder, sci-fi, humor, historical fiction, fantasy, to name a few. I am no longer a devotee of romances and potboilers. I read so many of those in my twenties that I get nauseous at the thought of reading another one. Ick.

In non-fiction, I'm a particular devotee of biographies, travel and history, both ancient and modern.

I really enjoy the books from Arcadia Publishing in my library about local history. These are basically collections of photos (with captions) showing Charleston in years past. Arcadia has an extensive selection of books about locations around the country, so check with your library and see what they have.

I've been venturing into the Young Adult section lately. I started with The Hunger Games, which was excellent. Other picks have been just as good, though there have been a couple that were a little too 'teenaged' for my taste.

If you want to tie in your summer reading with hurricane season, there are a number of books to choose from.

Isaac's Storm by Erik Larson

Lowcounry Hurricanes: Three Centuries of Storms at Sea and Ashore by William J. Fraser, Jr.

Killer Cane: The Deadly Hurricane of 1928 by Robert Mykle (The Belle Glade or Lake Okeechobee storm)

Storm of the Century: The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 by William Drye

Sudden Sea: The Great Hurricane of 1938 by R.A. Scotti (The Long Island Express)

The above is a short list: there are a number of others, which your library may or may not have in their inventory. If your library doesn't have them, you may be able to find used editions online.

Happy reading!




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175. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
1:01 PM GMT on August 10, 2014
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174. sandiquiz
11:31 AM GMT on August 09, 2014
Oh, no, not a returning 'bug'!
Hope the extra afternoon at home helped and you feel a little better this morning. Did J come down with it, or did he manage to just sniffle and then get better?

I also hope the storm came to nought! We have Bertha's left overs due to hit us overnight and tomorrow:(
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173. Ylee
2:29 AM GMT on August 09, 2014
I'm sorry to hear you had a relapse, bug! :( Rules about notes from the Dr aren't for responsible folks, such as yourself, they're for the lazy ones that don't want to work! :P

Hubby still under the weather, too? Take care!
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172. Proserpina
11:33 PM GMT on August 08, 2014
Oh Bug, you are still ailing, so sorry. Perhaps you should stay home tomorrow even if you feel better, give yourself time to heal your body.

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171. palmettobug53
9:30 PM GMT on August 08, 2014
No lunchtime check in for me today. I felt fairly chipper yesterday, compared to how I'd felt the first part of the week.

Today? I don't know why but I've felt almost as bad as I did Tuesday. I could swear I was running a fever again but had no thermometer at work to check. I took some tylenol.

I finished up what work I had and caught my supervisor on her way out. Told her that I was still not feeling well and wanted to head home, if it was alright with her. She said, "Go."

I went.

Got home, heated up some tinned chicken and rice soup, had a cup and went down for a 2 hour nap. Me sleeping in the middle of the day tells you right there I'm not feeling too hot. I never nod off midafternoon.

We've got a T storm brewing. Best get off the computer for a bit.
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170. GardenGrrl
5:50 PM GMT on August 08, 2014
Hey hope you are feeling good enough to run.... Well, it's almost the weekend so hopefully by Saturday morning you will feel good enough to enjoy your time off. So were you a good girl and set a wet sneeze on mahogany row to add credibility to your need to recover as Briar suggested.
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169. palmettobug53
4:54 PM GMT on August 07, 2014
Hi, Pros, Ylee, Sandi and Briar

I am at work. I feel okaaaaay but not quite up to snuff. Tired feeling, mostly.

Still coughing a bit but no long jags and it is a productive cough.

I'm on day 3 of the Z pack with two more doses to go.

I agree that anyone with any common sense could see that I was in no shape to be at work Monday, spreading germs and endangering everyone within sneezing distance. (I do practice safe sneezing/coughing. As safe as you can get, anyway. I used hand sanitizer every time I touched my face. Used paper towels to open/close doors. )

I don't like those blanket 'no sick leave without a doctor's excuse' bans, either. I'm an adult and I know when I don't need to be at work. But if they make exceptions about the written excuse rule, you get a lot of whining.

Human Resources has always required a doctor's excuse if you're out more than 2 days. That's been in effect ever since I started working here, in 1975. Individual departments can set tighter requirements, as they see fit and for as long as they want.

There's also no week long vacation time being approved. They warned us far enough in advance so that no one could pop up at the last minute and say, "But I have reservations or non refundable tickets/deposits, etc" We can make doctor appts or even take the odd afternoon or day off, as long as you are caught up and you get it approved ahead of time.

I expect things will lighten up, once cash flow gets back on track.
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168. sandiquiz
2:46 PM GMT on August 07, 2014
Did you? Go in, I mean?
Hope you are feeling a little better:)
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167. Proserpina
11:57 AM GMT on August 07, 2014
Bug, I do hope you are feeling better today! Thinking of you.
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166. BriarCraft
11:28 PM GMT on August 06, 2014
Oh, whoop-de-doo. Here I am at work and feeling like death warmed over. Hacking, sneezing all over the place.

I'd have called in but, due to the Go Live, unexpected sick days are not OK without a valid doctor's excuse. Until further notice.

I can't see paying for an office visit just to get a piece of paper. So, I'll drag myself in and play Typhoid Mary for spite.


Way to go, Bug! Teach them to make you suffer! Spread those germs toward mahogany row (you know, that place where someone on high made that wise pronouncement).

After putting in that appearance at work, there should be no doubt that you are genuinely sick, doctor's slip or not. I always hated that stupid requirement any time I encountered it. If I'm really sick, I am not well enough to go to the doctor, just leave me alone and let me die in peace. Plus I could never justify spending $100 or more to see a doctor just to prove I was sick enough to take a couple of days off without pay. It always seemed like they just wanted to kick me when I was down.

I have a hunch your employer was overly worried about people calling in sick to avoid having to deal with Go Live. I sincerely hope that you are getting paid sick time off and that you have a platinum health plan that doesn't have an ungodly high deductible.
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165. sandiquiz
8:53 PM GMT on August 06, 2014
My big problem now is that Hubby has started sniffling. I may run away from home.

He he!!
Oh man-flu is the worst! I suggest you run to some sanctuary, where you can be looked after, and leave him to cope by himself!
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164. Ylee
7:48 PM GMT on August 06, 2014
Sorry to hear you've been under the weather, bug! At least you should be feeling well enough to take care of your hubby by the weekend!

Maybe you can get him to get a shot, instead.... :' )
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163. Proserpina
2:42 PM GMT on August 06, 2014
Glad that your sense of humor is alive and well! Run away from home! LOL! Good idea to stay home today. :)
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162. palmettobug53
2:09 PM GMT on August 06, 2014
Thank you, Pros, Sandi and Caro for the get well wishes.

I decided to take one more day off and let the anti-Bs kick in a little more.

I'm not coughing as much, though my sides and back are still sore from all the previous coughing jags. My nose has stopped the incessant running and, so far, is fairly clear and un-stopped up. The sneezing has eased off. Tissue consumption has declined. I still feel like I've been fed through a pasta machine a few times. I'm hoping another 24 hours will see me feeling more human.

My big problem now is that Hubby has started sniffling. I may run away from home.



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161. carolinagal
11:11 AM GMT on August 06, 2014
oh my. I haven't checked in lately, and when I do check in, you are sick. Hoping you've been able to get some rest and feel lots better soon.
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160. sandiquiz
7:18 AM GMT on August 06, 2014
Oh, dear, an unsympathetic doctor - they should be struck off! And you have to pay for the privilege of seeing said person:(

Hope the Zirteck soon begins to sort you out and you feel better quickly - no one likes being sick:(



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159. Proserpina
3:18 AM GMT on August 06, 2014
Bug, sorry about the unresponsive doctor. Next time you go there and she is the one on call, please walk away and go to another urgent care group. There must be more than one in your area.... If you do not feel better tomorrow, please try to see your regular doctor. All right, I better stop being the advise giving column. Be well Bug! I'll check on you again tomorrow.
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158. palmettobug53
2:27 AM GMT on August 06, 2014
Hi, Pros, Sandi.

I've been in bed most of the day. I feel a bit better but limp as a noodle. I am SO sore from all that coughing. It has eased up some but if I do even the tiniest cough, it sets me off on long jag.

I didn't go to my PCP. He only sees patients in the a.m. I knew I wouldn't be able to get in to see him before he quit seeing patients for the day.

I just went down the street to one of those urgent care clinics. I've been there several times before and have always been treated well. This time, though, I saw someone new. She was very abrupt, rather uncommunicative and even acted a bit like I was wasting her time. I wasn't too enthused by her manner.

My sinuses were clear, I know that. My nose has been like an open faucet. If she heard anything in my chest to warrant anti-Bs, she didn't say so, but called in a scrip for a Z pack. Told me to forget cough meds; to use mucinex, instead.

I got up to watch that last half of Ken Burns' film on Mark Twain with Hubby. Thought I'd check my mail and touch base here before heading back to bed.

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157. Proserpina
11:12 PM GMT on August 05, 2014
Bug, I came by to check on you but there is no new info. I hope that you are ok. Perhaps you have some meds now that are causing you to sleep and get well. Take care.
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156. sandiquiz
3:37 PM GMT on August 05, 2014
Oh, bless... you do sound in the wars. I hope the doc can give you something to ease the situation.

Take care - you know what to do, plenty of fluids, and keep warm... at least they say that for a winter cold, so I suppose for a summer cold you say... keep cool?
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155. Proserpina
1:32 PM GMT on August 05, 2014
Bug, I came by to check on you and with the hope that you were feeling better. Sorry to see that you are not better. Thinking of you and will check later to see what the doc said.
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154. palmettobug53
11:38 AM GMT on August 05, 2014
Have thrown in the towel, called in sick to work and am going to the doctor for the requisite written excuse. I can't face work feeling like this.

I've got a non productive cough that has been so bad, I feel like I'm going to cough my toes up. My ribcage and chest hurt, I've been coughing so hard. I've got a fever and if I close my eyes, I nod off almost immediately.

Will touch base later.
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153. palmettobug53
4:57 PM GMT on August 04, 2014
Oh, whoop-de-doo. Here I am at work and feeling like death warmed over. Hacking, sneezing all over the place.

I'd have called in but, due to the Go Live, unexpected sick days are not OK without a valid doctor's excuse. Until further notice.

I can't see paying for an office visit just to get a piece of paper. So, I'll drag myself in and play Typhoid Mary for spite.

There is something going around the office. I was hearing someone coughing last week.

Sandi, I hate summer colds, too. I expect them in the winter. Don't like them but it is a normal thing.

It's just not fair to get one in summer.

Sending Hubby for cold supplies? Surely, you jest! As long as I can stick the key in the ignition, if I want it get what I need, I'm the one that needs to go. Lists don't help. If he's doesn't see what he thinks it is I want, he panics and either comes home without it or gets the wrong thing. He will NOT ask a pharmacist or sales clerk for help.

Pros, yes, it's a cold. I was hoping it was just a touch of allergies Saturday, when I first got up. It wasn't long before the verdict was in.

Briar, I've been so fuzzy headed, I couldn't even concentrate enough to read. Just lay about the house, like a half melted watch in a Dali painting.

Rob, how wonderful that schools and families plan their reunions during the Rotary Festival.

Got my days wrong about the Supermoon. It's later this week. I think.
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152. GRANDMANAN
11:36 AM GMT on August 04, 2014
Mornin Bug, a woolly one it is, however the sun is beginning to burn it off, temp is on the increase currently 17C, humid and warmer the order of this past few days.

The Festival has indeed been a success, with the weather co-operating from day one, this is a grand 'come home' weekend, with school and family reunions planned to coincide with the Festival, works great.

We didn't get see any of the moon last evening, the seemingly daily fog had moved in as the temp dropped, has been the case for the past several days, one of the beauties of living in the Bay of Fundy.

Have a good one.

Rob

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151. BriarCraft
10:09 PM GMT on August 03, 2014
So sorry you dose is stubby. I hope you get to feeling better real soon.

Once every 2-3 days, I get a sudden allergy attack The tip of my nose starts tingling and the first sneeze follows a moment later. The tear duct in the corner of my right eye swells and itches, but never the left eye (that doesn't make sense at all, does it?). If I don't run for the zyrtec and sudafed immediately, I can get a scratchy throat in less than an hour. Thankfully, the zyrtec and sudafed both kick in quickly and start to give me relief in about 20 minutes.

I have started rereading Diana Gabaldon's Outlander for the third or fourth or fifth time. The original 20-year-old paperback finally fell apart, so I bought a new one. Book 8 in the series was released in June and the TV series based on the book premiers on Starz next Saturday. For one or both of those reasons, the earlier books in the series have been on sale at Amazon so I replaced the first 5 in the series. Now, I can read them some more without having whole sections of pages falling apart.
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150. Proserpina
4:58 PM GMT on August 03, 2014
You poor thing! Is it a cold or allergies? At times they feel the same. Yesterday we went to Outback for dinner and everyone around us were sneezing and ...... I figured they had allergies as good people would not go to restaurants with a cold and infect everyone. Right? I am talking about people at 3-4 different tables.

And pigs that do not fly but invade beaches, and one goes swimming! My my! Glad I wasn't there. I am not afraid of pigs but feral ones, well that's different.

Get well Buggy.
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149. Proserpina
4:52 PM GMT on August 03, 2014
Here is a little flower for you.

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148. sandiquiz
1:30 PM GMT on August 03, 2014
Oh, you poor love....that's what you get for tying your plimsolls around your neck and paddling though the rain!

I hate summer colds, they just don't seen right! Colds, coughs and flu are winter bugs!

I am sure you cousin will be fine. In every hospital here, or nursing home, you have to wash your hands really well with the special antibacterial liquid soap found outside each ward or room.
If you had to do that, or something similar, unless you sneezed whilst there, she will be fine!

Take care, and hope you soon feel a little better... and why can't J go for the meds for you - why do you have to go!!
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147. palmettobug53
12:07 PM GMT on August 03, 2014
A....A....A....CHOO!

Habby Sunday, ebbeybody. Guess who is stubbed up wid a code? Me. Oh. Yay.

I woke up yesterday with a slightly sore throat. Didn't think too much about it, as my allergies can sometimes cause drainage and a mild sore throat. By lunchtime, tho, I felt like someone had poured paint stripper down my gullet. I've downed what seems like gallons of hot tea with lemon, honey and, sometimes, ginger. Felt progressively worse as the day wore on and by last night? Ick.

Between my nose running and the lightning from a passing storm, I was up at 6:20 this morning. I feel like something the cat drug in.

I felt fine Friday all the way up through bedtime. I just hope to God that I wasn't already contagious when I visited my cousin Friday afternoon. This would be the last thing she'd need. I'm not too happy about it, myself.

Hey, wab. We really didn't get much rain yesterday, though it stayed clouded over all day. Never saw a peep of sun.

We've got a steady light rain going on now. I'm not sure when it started or how heavy it got. Haven't peeped at the gauge yet.

Probably not much chance of a gander at tonight's Supermoon, never mind the Perseids. Rats.....

oh, ho, Ylee! Yeah, Hell and Harleys on the beach!

Reckon I should shift it back to 'Summer Reading.'

BBL... need a tissue and more coffee.



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146. Ylee
4:27 AM GMT on August 03, 2014
Maybe Hell on Wheels could do a Daytona Beach show, and you could blog about it here, and your blog title would work! ;' )

Have a good Sunday, damp as it may be!
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145. whitewabit (Mod)
7:07 PM GMT on August 02, 2014
See a rainy weekend is in store for you .. but rain is always needed .. chance to catch up on indoor things ..
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144. palmettobug53
3:28 PM GMT on August 02, 2014
Good morning from a grey and misty Charleston. We've the prospect of heavy rain for the next few days, as well as temps in the low 80's. It should start clearing out by Wednesday, with a return to the usual summer heat.

The good news is that Bertha looks like she'll be giving us a miss and there doesn't seem to be anything coming off Africa at the moment.

I visited my cousin yesterday. She seems to be a little better, though she dozed off and on the entire time I was there. I only stayed about 45 minutes. They had her dressed but she was lying in bed with a throw over her. She's wearing a sling on her left arm. I'd heard that they took some of the staples out and started her therapy.

I just sat on the mat beside her bed, browsing through a magazine with one hand and my other arm lying beside her's on the bed.

When she'd wake up, she was a bit more lucid than she was last week. She's just exhausted and weak.

I sent an email update to my aunt and a couple of cousins this morning.

Hi, Karen! Eric Larson, huh? I thought he sounded familiar. I had to look him up first, though. He wrote Isaac's Storm.

Now, Garden of the Beasts sounds like something I could get into. I'll have to check that out.

I know what you mean when you say you found it heavy going. I've had that happen to me fairly frequently. Get a book that I've heard a lot of good things about or one I spotted in the library and it seemed interesting. On the first try, though, I simply could NOT get into it. With a second try some months later, it was totally different.

I think you're right in that some books just require that you be in the right mood or frame of mind.

Not much on tap today. Got laundry going but it'll all have to be hung inside. Hubby did a load or two the latter part of the week, so there's not that much left, thank heavens.

I'm in hog heaven this weekend: Hell on Wheels is doing a marathon, with the new season starting at 9:00 tonight. Tomorrow night Mystery has another new Poirot episode, Dead Man's Folly.
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143. SBKaren
11:45 PM GMT on August 01, 2014
Hi Bug! Long time no see! I'm with you on the reading. I love to read too. I also belong to a book club so sometimes that has me reading out of my comfort zone.

I started to read In the Garden of the Beasts by Eric Larson, but I think it's just too heavy for me right now. I started, got about 20% through, and just had to put it down. I won't give up on it, just try again when my head is in a different spot. Maybe winter.

I have read a few good ones. I belong to a site called Goodreads, I think I've told you before, and I'll check the reviews of a book before I check it out. I mostly read on my iPad now because I can borrow books from the library, they are just ebooks and not paper books. It helps when I wake up in the middle of the night and I need to read to go back to sleep. I don't have to turn my light on and disturb R. But, sometimes they don't have everything I want, but I usually find something to suit my needs!
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142. palmettobug53
4:44 PM GMT on August 01, 2014
Hi, ho, happy August 1st and white rabbits to all!

I finally made it home but got busy with things and never did get the computer cut on.

The rain had eased off some by the time I left the office to try again. As soon as I got inside the truck, the bottom dropped out again. I was in bumper to bumper traffic and not moving much. By the time I got on the bridge out of town, I'd moved out from under the rain. The streets were full of standing water. Thank heavens it was low tide.

We'd had close to 3 inches of rain at the house.

Sandi, I just took my time and drove slightly below the speed limit because of the water on the road.

I hate those idiots that plow thru standing water at 40 or 40+ mph and spray everywhere with total disregard for other drivers or poor pedestrians on the sidewalk.


Cal, glad to hear Nate and family are settling in. It was good that they already had some Coastie friends there.

I'm going to check out those Sword of Truth books later on. I'm knee deep in Dick Francis at the moment.

BTW, I'm sure you've read Farley Mowat's books.

Hi, Pros. Oh, that's pretty. A glad? Mine have all seemed to have died off or something. Maybe the squirrels dug the bulbs up. I know I had more than have bloomed this year.


Hey, GG! Is that me on the left with the specs? lol

Linda, are you going to be able to spend August as a Lady of Leisure? I know you were working towards that end.

Well, I'm about finished my soup and bread (whole grain flatbread) and need to head on over to James Island. I'm going to see about picking up some flowers and a card on the way over. I haven't called but she can't go too far.

I heard she got her stitches out and is, or will be, starting therapy.

If I don't check in tonight, I'll be here in the morning.
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141. Thoughtsteader
4:12 PM GMT on August 01, 2014
Hidy Ho! Another month, another attempt to keep up with the world! Just a quick hello, and now I'm going to go catch up while I eat lunch. I forgot breakfast, so early lunch was required. ;)
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140. GardenGrrl
3:00 PM GMT on August 01, 2014


ps, Happy Friday!
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139. Proserpina
1:49 PM GMT on August 01, 2014
@Maria photo 015f_edited-1August_zps9d6c135f.jpg
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138. calpoppy
1:36 PM GMT on August 01, 2014
Right now I am half way through Tales From the Edge: True Adventures in Alaska. Good book lots of adventure both old and new, and some good authors that I will want to read their books. Anthologies are a nice way to discover new authors.

I read Romeo,a true story by Nick Jans, which was about a wolf that came into the area around the Mendenhall Glacier outside of Juneau for 7 winters. He played with dogs and wasn't to afraid of humans. The book showed how stupid people are and how odd and wonderful this wolf was!

I have been looking for the Sword of Truth books, haven't had luck on the used books. May have to resort to kindle.

Nate and family are enjoying North Carolina! They said the people there are really nice and very friendly. Lots to do for Brody and they already have a built in 'Coast Guard family' as several of their friends were transferred there last year.

Things are so dry and brown here, still wishing for rain :(
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137. sandiquiz
8:11 AM GMT on August 01, 2014
White Rabbit, White Rabbit, White Rabbit
Wishing you a very happy month of August :)



Hope you made it home without too much hassle...I also hope you find your cousin a little better this afternoon:)
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136. sandiquiz
9:20 PM GMT on July 31, 2014
Oh, that doesn't sound good....safe trip home, and hopefully you will check in to let us know you are home safe.
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135. palmettobug53
8:23 PM GMT on July 31, 2014
Ickity, ickity, ickity.....

Flash flood warning:

... A Flash Flood Warning remains in effect until 530 PM EDT for south
central Berkeley... western Charleston and southeastern Dorchester
counties...
... Dangerous flash flooding in progress...

At 341 PM EDT... National Weather Service Doppler radar continued to
indicate area of heavy rain capable of producing flash flooding.
These storms were located along a line extending from Ladson to James
Island... or along a line extending from Ladson to Fort Sumter...
moving northwest at 5 mph.

Spotter and radar reports indicate between 4 and 8 inches of rain
has fallen in some areas this afternoon. Expect another 2 to locally
5 inches to fall through 530 PM which will produce areas of flash
flooding. Law enforcement and spotter reports indicate several
streets in downtown Charleston as well as Folly Beach are flooded.
Flooding will only worsen in these areas over the next hour and
could enter homes and businesses. Take action now to protect life
and property.

Flash flooding is expected in and around downtown Charleston... west
Ashley... downtown Charleston... North Charleston... Middleton
place... Delmar Crossroads... Johns Island... James Island...
Folly Beach...


I clocked out just before 4:00, walked around the corner and looked down the hall. It was POURING. The street is running a gullywasher.

I came back inside to check the radars and local webcams. It's a mess out there. I might try making a run for it in a few minutes.

I have a brolly but I may need to roll my pants up, take my plimsolls and socks off and hang them around my neck.
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134. palmettobug53
4:42 PM GMT on July 31, 2014
Hey, Wab. Boy, am I glad I bring my lunch. It is BLACK out there.

I ended up reading another of my Dick Francis books, whilst keeping half an eye on Property Brothers/HGTV. Went to sleep around 10:00.

Oh, no, Sandi! Isn't that always the way it happens? You do some serious frivolous spending and expensive household or vehicular repairs decide they need doing RIGHT THEN. Ugh. I hope the damage to your pocket book isn't too bad.

I've been wondering about my brakes. Not that I've noticed any issues but I've had the truck for close on to 4 or 5 years now and they're probably due for work sometime soon. Hopefully not, though. Knock on wood!

I will be clocking out at 12:00 tomorrow, so as to go over and check on my cousin. I'll clock out, eat at my desk and then leave.

I've been bringing my lunch for so long, I totally forgot about the lunchtime traffic jams in all the fast food places. It took me a good hour to get in and out of Taco Bell last Friday.
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133. sandiquiz
9:13 AM GMT on July 31, 2014
Took Oscar for his annual MOT check today... just had a phone call... he failed on two counts, so need to replace the exhaust and the back brake discs! Ok, so now I wish I hadn't bought a new camera!! lol
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132. whitewabit (Mod)
5:20 PM GMT on July 30, 2014
Quoting 131. palmettobug53:

Whoop! It's Hump Day!

Hey, Ylee. I think the Hunters might fly 93L tomorrow.

Got a kick out of Dr. M's blurb on the Sharknado sequel airing tonight. As enticing as it sounds, I still think I'm gonna give it a miss! lol

Watched part of Ken Burn's docu on Mark Twain last night. Excellent, as his work always is.

Sandi, I think you could call it 'busily bored.' Just two more days.

I am leaving early again Friday. I plan to go check on my cousin and see how she's doing.

GG... I whizzed through your post a little too fast at first and read, "get a large toad to cook."

Dining with Andy Zimmern or Tony Bourdian tonight?


think I'll miss part 2 also .. not interested ..

sunny in the mid 80's today .. chance of rain Friday .. need a good inch or 2 getting a bit dry here ..
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131. palmettobug53
4:18 PM GMT on July 30, 2014
Whoop! It's Hump Day!

Hey, Ylee. I think the Hunters might fly 93L tomorrow.

Got a kick out of Dr. M's blurb on the Sharknado sequel airing tonight. As enticing as it sounds, I still think I'm gonna give it a miss! lol

Watched part of Ken Burn's docu on Mark Twain last night. Excellent, as his work always is.

Sandi, I think you could call it 'busily bored.' Just two more days.

I am leaving early again Friday. I plan to go check on my cousin and see how she's doing.

GG... I whizzed through your post a little too fast at first and read, "get a large toad to cook."

Dining with Andy Zimmern or Tony Bourdian tonight?
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130. GardenGrrl
2:32 PM GMT on July 30, 2014
Hi, thank goodnees it's my day off. 12 hours of on feet running is a killer. It is raining here today and I can't decide what I want to do first, go to COSTCO and get a large roast to cook cause it's cool enough to cook, start readiing one of the books I bought,
play with my camera for the photo challenge or go back to bed cause it's dark out and I'm tired. I think I know which one is going to win if I don't get out the door soon.

Re the under water city; way cool!
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129. sandiquiz
1:57 PM GMT on July 30, 2014
Hi there.... it is hump day, so whether you are busy or bored, the week is half over!
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128. Ylee
7:20 PM GMT on July 29, 2014
Busy today, or not much to talk about? Well, there's always 93L! Don't know if anything will come out of it, yet!

Hope the rest of your day passes quickly!
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127. palmettobug53
4:46 PM GMT on July 29, 2014
Ho, that is cool, Barb!

So many of China's historic sites have been flooded by all the dams they've constructed. Maybe it will eventually show up on my PBS/ETV station on 'Nova' or something.

Along the same lines, I see ISIS has been blowing up historic mosques and other buildings in Mosul. The populace has been protesting but I don't think it'll do any good. Those buildings will go the way of the giant Buddhas in Afghanistan under the Taliban.
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126. barbamz
5:39 PM GMT on July 28, 2014
Hey, bug! Some days ago I was fascinated by the pictures of a BBC article about a sunken chinese town. And as I know that you love archeological stuff too, you may enjoy it - the more as diving in bluegreen waters should cool you down in the heat of the summer :-)


Often called the “Atlantis of the East” by travellers, the underwater city of Shicheng is a magnificent, mysterious time capsule of Imperial China. Stone architecture dating to the Ming and Qing dynasties (which ruled from 1368 to 1912) stands perfectly preserved 40m under Qiandao Lake in Zhejiang province, 400km south of Shanghai. More: BBC, 24 July 2014, China’s Atlantis of the East

Took me a while to find a video of this spot, but here is one. Invitation to a boat trip and a dive far away!



Hope you and those who are confided to you feel better. Have a good week with not too much heat anyway.
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125. palmettobug53
4:45 PM GMT on July 28, 2014
Well, whoop-de-do! It's Monday.

Where do those weekends go to?

Briar, I have that series on my 'To Read' list but am eyeball deep in those Dick Francis books I got Friday.

Sandi, no change. I need to send you a WUmail but I've no time, now. My lunch is almost over.
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