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Soda Shoppe for August 1 , 2022

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Lloyd Hammond

IT has been a busey full day here, so good night and sweet dreams everyone. Hope to see you all in good health and spirets tomorrow.

Lloyd

Amy

Good morning...

Rainy morning here, we had a dandy rain yesterday and I bet the rain barrels are full now. :thumbup:

Another catch up day here......does one ever catch up?? Seems the faster I go the behinder I get. Oh well will just keep trying.

Babe hasn't been feeling well , I cooked up chicken breast and rice to see if that eases here tummy. She seems to be a bit better this morning.

Shirley, I think you may get your wish for an early winter. Our dogs hae been losing their hair like crazy. I am not just brushing out enough for another dog but a whole litter! Blue Jays are coming back and squalking loudly.

Better get going..

Enjoy your day  and stay safe.
I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
Jimmy Dean
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers

JaneS

Good Morning Everyfriend!  I didn't check out last night because the day just closed in on me.  Ali had an idea that I needed to visit her favorite local Oklahoma souvenir place yesterday so she came over in the morning and the ladies and kids went shopping and then had lunch out.  I didn't buy a lot of souvenirs...2 cups, a sticker and a coaster...all useful items except maybe the sticker but I have a window with stickers. 

Then after they left to put Mikey to bed for his nap I picked up a ton of toys and did a bit of packing for the trip home and finished an item I've been knitting on and by that time, the cook (JIM) had supper on the table. 

Now I'm eating breakfast with two loving, but hopeful doggies milling around and they've already unplugged my computer twice. 
We're making spaghetti sauce to take over to Ali's for supper tonight because they're spending the weekend (starting tomorrow) with the other side of her family and this will be my last visit with the kids!  It's bee very special to me!

AMY, we're getting rain here, too!  It's dark and cloudy and there are a few rumbles of thunder involved.  Not a pretty day but the rain is badly needed so we can't complain!

I wish you all a good day...better than yesterday but not as good as tomorrow!

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Lloyd Hammond

Good morning amy and annyone that follows. our weather checker is saying rain on and off, we had loud tyhunder boomjmers all night long, and the werther guesser is fibbing, it it sayihr sunny and 76F but it is overcast here now. Have a good day everyone. I feel like I need to go back to bed for some more sleep. I have the battery chargers on the RV but I think I need to go buy new ones. they never stayed with charge the other day.

Lloyd

Lloyd Hammond

I was just setting here watching the birds and the most beautfule Bird came picking necter out of a floure, it was bright yellow most all over it's bodie with a black spot on its head and black wing and tail feathers. it was small a little smaller thn a sparrow. i shure wish I new kinds of birds better,

 Lloyd

patricia19

Good morning; I have Lloyd's weather which, minus the boomers, is a normal August cooldown for us in the Arctic. They were supposed to do the sidewalk in the back as the weight of the snow last winter broke the fences down. I don't know why they expected to get them finished, cured, whatever the meaning in the rainy season.

Claire has managed, along with others, to secure a truck for the livestock and will leave Saturday afternoon. I will miss having company, and she is funny, bright, and articulate, not one to play scrabble with unless you're prepared to lose.

Jane, I know what you mean as our ravens have returned from the mountains to the valleys. We don't have blue jays here; we do have a gray jay.

And some of the local foresters have said that animals are denning early this year. The geese and ducks haven't gone south yet, but the news says they're coming down from the north and gathering into large flocks at the sanctuary in preparation for that long flight.

Amy, I spent yesterday running around with Claire, doing errands, and groceries, securing feed and provisions for her trip. Today and tomorrow, she will pack, box provisions, and gather stuff to ensure she has everything. Farrah will miss her and perhaps find me a poor substitute as she's been hanging out in her lap and sleeping with her instead of me. Sunday will be a day of rest.

I hope Babe is better today; it's hard when they can't tell you what ails them.

Lloyd, I'm sorry, I can't help identifying the bird. The birds locally aren't as brightly colored and are more forested types.
 

phyllis

Lloyd, I think it might be a Goldfinch.  We have lots of them here.

phyllis
Cary,NC

Lloyd Hammond

thanks  phyllis you got it right on the head, that is a exacet twin. it was the first time I have seen one around here, but I hope it stayes and brings it's Mate, i love watching the birss, comming and going. Nancy hase a humming feeder hanging on the back porch,we both spend a lot of time setting at the table watching them come and feeding , and fighting each other fo a certian spot at the feeder, just like children fighting over a certian toy.  phyllis I wish I could reamber how to get pictures and post them here like that, Nancy's doctor ha a tradgety in her famley and ha to go to attend to It. but a therepost came by And gave her some lessons on what to do and not do. Good night and sweet dreams. everyone.

Lloyd

JaneS

Good Night Everyfriend!  I'm off to the haystack!  I'm tired right down to my shoe laces and I don't even have any laces in these shoes.  I wish you all a peaceful night's sleep and a happy tomorrow and may God bless us, every one!

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Shirley

Give Phyllis a gold star!  I didn't see house finches growing up in Missouri but see a lot of them around Wichita. The males are almost as bright red as the gold finches are yellow and the cardinals are red. I put out all kinds of feed and get to see quite a lot of different types of birds. Best entertainment I know of!

Lloyd, they change colors "the male is a vibrant yellow in the summer and an olive color during the winter. They do migrate and usually the only time I notice them is during the breeding season when the males are that bright yellow. I have several good bird books that are photos and several others that are drawings, a life long habit of recognizing birds and also tree leaves.

I think this might be the earliest I've ever noticed birds getting ready to migrate EXCEPT except they aren't gathering on the lines to keep warm. Just too hot, was 106 & the "feels like" was a lot hotter!  Another 10 day forecast of the 100s or even hotter. Happy you are seeing signs of an early winter, too, Amy, BRING FALL ON!

Heading to bed, one worn out old lady tonight.  Took the car in for oil change, they are supposed to wash it but I didn't notice until this morning "they didn't".  I'm taking a friend & couple of her paintings along with me & mine to little town about 24 miles away for a show, will hang for a month but they only show & tell (not sell..future commissions should anyone want)...This is the type friend that in the 40-50 years of being friends, she never has a thing out of place, so I wanted the car cleaned up & had to wash & vac out myself this morning. Then I had to put the back seats down to put my monster paintings in. All I have to do in the morning is shower & pick her up so kind of a day off for me. 

Sweet dreams & God Bless.

Amy

Good morning..

Another lovely day here. Will pick up my cucumbers this morning then my day will be putting them into dill pickles.  This along with meals should keep me busy for the day.

Patricia, Babe is doing somewhat better but still keeping a close eye on her.

Jane,loved reading your posts and all that you are doing these. You are going to be one busy lady when you get home with canning.

Phyllis, we used to have all kinds of goldfinches but not so this year?

Lloyd, I enjoy critter watching, can past the time away very easy watching the birds and other animals around.

Best get ready..

Enjoy your day and stay safe.

I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
Jimmy Dean
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers

JaneS

Good Morning Everyfriend!  I sure hope your yesterday was better than mine!  My neighbor called my daughter to tell her that I had a light pole lying flat in my driveway.  It meant that all electricity, phones and whatever runs on electricity was OFF!  Thank God the pole didn't land on the house. 

Last night and this morning have been spent dealing with this problem!  There is an electrician there now, replacing the pole and rehooking all the wires and then we have to wait for the Electric company to check it out and send out the vibes again!  I was a bit "long distance" busy last night and this morning but I think all's well again.  Thanks to my kids and neighbors and everyone else involved!  When I go home this weekend, I can actually GO HOME! 

I wish you all a good day...better than yesterday but not as good as tomorrow!  (My today is already better than yesterday!!!)

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Lloyd Hammond

#43
Good morning AMY and all else that may stop by. everyone seam to be busey, not having time to drop by and post. It is already 78F and sunny, changed to 80º degres while i was typing. hope everyone Has a good day just like it ,but fiend time to stop by and post. dont seam to be much activety latley. I hope Gloria is doing better and can come back for a visit soon.

Lloyd

CallieOK

Good Morning,

Jane,  :o What in the world caused a light pole to fall across your driveway?????  Was anyone else affected?  I would think the city/electric company would have noticed and sent repairmen!
I do wish you/Cindy/granddaughter(?) a safe trip back to PA and hope you find everything "hunky dory" when you get there.

#1Son, all three Grands and two "significant others" are in Leadville CO for the big Boom Days weekend. This had been planned for son's 60th birthday (next Tuesday) long before DIL's cancer returned and she insisted they go ahead with plans. One of her best friends is staying with her and, yesterday, two other friends brought brunch and they had a good time together.
DIL is still adjusting to med treatment but has a wonderfully positive attitude.

This is #2 son/dil's 22nd wedding anniversary.

Lots of Good Things to be thankful for today.

Hope it's a good one for everyone. 

patricia19

#45
Hello everyone, or as an Italian YouTuber often says, "Hello Everywhere!"

Yesterday was another eighty-degree blue skies day until six pm. Then we had a purple-skied roar of a thunder boomer with plenty of special effects in lightning and rolling booms. This went on until eight pm. This is a high-temperature rarity here; typical August weather changes as it cools down into the fifties from summer's heat and moves into the arctic's autumn season.

The usual, I suppose I should retire that term, thundershowers are brief, violent twenty-minute deluges during summer, not these hours-long extravaganzas this late in the season. We're told to expect the unexpected as we move through climate change, and what happens in the polar regions is often a harbinger of what will happen through the earth.

National Geographic and others have identified and located a new ocean appearing around frigid Antarctica. In Africa, a large trench is deepening and growing where scientists believe the African continent is very slowly splitting apart and will eventually form yet another new ocean. 

patricia19

"At approximately 20.3 million square kilometers (7.8 million square miles) and about twice the size of the U.S.A., the new ocean is the world's fourth-largest (following the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian, but larger than the Arctic Ocean). The Southern Ocean's lowest point is 7,235 meters (23,737 feet) below sea level in the South Sandwich Trench."

https://www.thoughtco.com/the-new-fifth-ocean-1435095


https://www.nbcnews.com/science/environment/african-continent-very-slowly-peeling-apart-scientists-say-new-ocean-n1234128

Scientists say a new ocean is being born. New satellite measurements are offering valuable tools to study the tectonic rift in one of the most geologically unique spots on the planet.

In one of the hottest places on Earth, along an arid stretch of East Africa's Afar region, it's possible to stand on the exact spot where, deep underground, the continent is splitting apart.

This desolate expanse sits atop the juncture of three tectonic plates that are very slowly peeling away from each other, a complex geological process that scientists say will eventually cleave Africa in two and create a new ocean basin millions of years from now. For now, the most obvious evidence is a 35-mile-long crack in the Ethiopian desert.



JaneS

I called a recommended electrician this morning and left him a message as to what had happened.  He returned my call in less than 15 minutes and after we talked a few minutes and he became aware of exactly what I was dealing with, he told me that he had one of his men in my area and he was going to call him and tell him to drop everything and get over there.  He did and they put up a new light pole and attached all the wires and turned on the  switch and then notified the Electric supplier. 

The supplier was supposed to be there around 3 "or so".  They promised it would be hooked up today

CALLIE, we all have a pole on our property and we are responsible for it.  I've lived there 25 years and the pole was there before that.  My daughter says they told her it was rotted out.  She sent a picture of the new one and I notice that it's much taller than the old one and when I think about it, most of the poles in the neighborhood are taller than mine was.  Maybe I've just been lucky!

We're packing up the car after supper for the trip back to PA so this will be my last communication with all of you probably until after Sunday!  I'm going to shut down and get this packed up as soon as I look up a couple things I still need and check my email. 

I wish you all a great weekend!  Enjoy every minute of it.  I might check in here on my phone but I won't be posting!  I'll miss you all!

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Amy

#48
I am taking a bit of a break......27 jars of dill pickles done and I still have more cucumbers to deal with. I am thinking icicle pickles???

Jane, gooodness!! Thankfully you have good people working on your pole and everythin g will be ready when you get home. Safe trip tomorrow.. :smitten:
I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
Jimmy Dean
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers

patricia19

No denying it now, fall is here....Special Weather Statement issued August 05 at 3:58PM AKDT by NWS Fairbanks

...Cool And Wet Into Next Week...

Northern Alaska is now in a cool and wet pattern that will last through next week. This will bring periods of snow to areas of the Interior above 3000 ft this weekend.

Lloyd Hammond

well I am slow again tonight. good night and sweet dreams. it Is 83º now at 6;50 pm.

Lloyd


Shirley

Sorry about the mess going on at your house, Jane, not sure if the 'puter is already in it's case or if you will read this before the drive home.

Had a call/answering machine had a call on it.... from Rick/Rammel's son that Rick is in the hospital again. He sounds very concerned but hopefully it is "one of our kids usual concern"...... (their turn to worry, right?). He will keep us posted, really is a sweet person, and pass our thoughts on to Rick. Prayers for Rick (and "little Rickey").

I drove a couple big paintings to the art show in El Dorado about 20-30 miles from Wichita. They just hang for a month or up to 2 months, not really a show to sell but maybe commissions to do for Christmas later this year. Many years ago I was given a photo of my aunt & uncle's old stone house in central MO, black & white that my oldest brother had taken from the top of the hill going down to the house. The first painting I did from that black & white photo was to colorize the photo into a 24x36 oil, then because the colors in most houses that year were the mauves, darker burgandy & that funny green. A neighbor had just redecorated their house in those colors so she had scraps of wall paper & trim that I spread all around me. I really do absorb colors around me & it is strange to watch a painting go from the greens & blues to browns & fall colors.

After my aunt died (my mother's oldest sister) her husband sold that big old stone house, moved into town and the new owners took apart every big old stone and built a new house on that farmstead. Such a shame, my mother was inconsolable so I started painting it into every landscape that needed an old stone house in it. When I got this particular photo I had better details of all the out buildings & surroundings. Sadly, my mother never lived to see the paintings. I debated whether to donate one of them to that county court house so everyone could remember what that place looked like. Everyone that lived there is now dead, so for now they are "just on display". A busy-busy day & I am ready to sleep.

My kids have checked in so I'm heading to bed. Still hot out there but have hopes it will be an early fall. We're going to envy the girls all winter after doing so much canning...

Sweet dreams to all, special "good night" to Rick & Rickey. Great news, Patricia!  Wonder if the freezing temps will help get rid of Covid & Monkey Pox germs. Good night to you, Lloyd, and to everyone peeking in!

Vanilla-Jackie

#52
Shirley...
...thank you for passing this information on about our Rick ( Rammel, ) and thank you Rick's son for making us aware via our Shirley....

" We are all visitors to this time, this place, we are just passing through, our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love, and then we return home "
~ Queen Elizabeth 11

Lloyd Hammond

#53
Good Morning;  Vanilla-Jackie and everyone else that come In after while. It Is 78º partley cloudy and saying heat wave, It Is not giving temp so far,just saying heat wave, on here, the TV has not said yet so I will have to report it later, Have a good day just as you like it,

Ps I went and got local weather For  La Tour, MO
Saturday 6:00 AM
Partly cloudy

Lloyd

Amy

Good morning..
 
Another beautiful day here, temps in the 50's  to start.
Babe is a lot better thankfully.

House hold chores and put the rest of the cukes into icicle pickles.

Shirley, thank you for letting us know about Rick, prayers heading his way that he is soon out of the hospital.

Patricia, I would love some of that cool weather..canning yesterday sure made the C/A work!!

Enjoy your day and stay safe.
 
I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
Jimmy Dean
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers

Vanilla-Jackie

#55
Lloyd...
...good morning, we too are due another " heat-wave " next week, although not the high temperatures of 100'S we went through a week or so ago here in England....UK is going through a two month drought, we have had no rain and our grass is suffering for it..

" We are all visitors to this time, this place, we are just passing through, our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love, and then we return home "
~ Queen Elizabeth 11

patricia19


Amy

Icicles pickles are in progress. in 14 days they can be canned. Must have got a burst of energy as I also have Janes cole slaw on the ready and after draining it will be able to put that together and can it today. Just laundry to bring in off the line and THAT'S IT!!!

Yesterday , heading into town I had to break for a doe, this morning there were hens by the side of the road. Entertaining trips.
I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
Jimmy Dean
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers

Lloyd Hammond

#58
Good Morning everyone. It Is 78º and sunny here today.I have taken My vitals and sent the reading off VIA sadilight.I just slept in late again. My blod sugar readings are high. do not know why I had nothing to eat seince 8;30 PM Last night. Nancy is not fealing well again this morning so she Is going to watch here preacher with me on Line. that may not be the best, but it Is better than missing churh all togather. Hope you all are having a good day. I do not reamber well any more, do not forget but just can not get it out when I want to.

Lloyd

Amy

Good morning...

I, too slept in!! Hit the floor running.....needed to get more pickling salt for the next batch  of pickles. Talked with friends for a bit then headed back home.A day of rest here after I label and put away Jane's cole slaw.

Lloyd, it may be what you ate during the day that has your sugar up..

Jane, you are missed .

Patricia, there is a weather warning here again and I hope today is the last day of it.

Better get the kitchen back in order.

Enjoy your day and stay safe.

 
I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
Jimmy Dean
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers