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Friday, May 1, 2015

It's cold up here today.


A cold front came through last night, and it's chilly today.  I'm actually running the propane heat in the main house. Not so much for me, since I'm not in there all that often but for the ferrets, who need the temperature to be between 66 and 71 for maximum comfort.

The winds blowing, the sun is out, and if it weren't for the temperature, which is about 48 right now, it's be a nice day.

Not much else to tell. I've been listening to the radio, and reading. Just thought I would check in so no one would think I was dead.


22 comments:

  1. Hi Harry glad you checked in and that your ferrets are toasty. We've got that cold windy sun here in the UK too.

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    1. Hey, Anna. It should be nice here right now, first week of May. And it is, unless I take into account the unseasonably cold weather and the wind. I didn't know it was chilly in England. Sometimes I watch the weather on Al Jazeera and they have the European forecasts but haven't seen it in awhile.

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    2. Today its warmed up to that temperature where anything from flipflops to wellies goes. That sort of in between zone.

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  2. Its been a little cool down here in south Texas as well (low 60's for the low in late April) as well, we've been enjoying it. Next six months should be typical high humidity and near century mark - bleh! :^)

    Have a good weekend.

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    1. The humidity will start going up here as well very shortly if this is a normal spring. Won't be long and I'll be running air conditioners and dehumidifiers 24 hours a day. Otherwise, we'd have mold and some of the long term storage would be damaged. You must be down near CC, he's around Padre Island. Probably surfing right now.

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    2. Hey Harry,

      (captaincrunch)

      The waters been too cool for me to surf in. Arthritus ain't all that fun.

      I don't mind the high heat and humidity as long as I am near the coast. What gets me are the Mosquitoes and Green biting flies.

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  3. Thanks for checking in - was a tad worried at your silence.

    How's the veggie patch coming on...? ;)

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    1. Dani, I haven't been very motivated to do much of anything for a week or so. I haven't even started my garden. I got some of the tools out of the tool shed but they are still leaning against the wall where I left them.

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  4. Glad to know you are alive and well, though a bit chilly. 57 degrees at 12:30 pm here today with a band of drizzly rain going through. Promises have been made for 80 degree weather in the next day or two. I won't count on it until I see it.

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    1. Vicki, it's been a strange kind of year, hasn't it. Another bitter winter, the second in a row, then Spring came but it does't seem to want to stay. Strange that it's warmer up there than it was here today. Like you, I will hold off on anticipating better weather til it starts to get here.

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  5. Hey Harry,

    It's pretty cool there! We've been getting down into the high 40's-low 50's at night. This afternoon were peaking to 78. I figured you were busy up on the mountain, and would be back sometime soon. I've been planting and clearing things in the garden. Life has been keeping all of us busy this time of year. Give your sweet wife a hug, have a blessed day :-)

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    1. Sandy, I really haven't been busy. I just haven't wanted to get out and do the things that need doing. Mostly I have been listening to my shortwaves, staying up all night and sleeping most of the day. I've been reading some old favorites too. But I do need to start getting out and getting some work done around the place.

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  6. Harry - it's cooler here than normal but not too chilly! it's just been really, really grey and cloudy and if i don't see some sun soon - arghghgh! but we are supposed to get a lot of sun over the weekend - i sure hope so! i need the potatoe tires to heat up so i can get the potatoes planted! and i have to move my first round of seedlings out of the house and into the greenhouse, to make more room to start more seeds. i feel really behind this year!!!

    sending much love your way! your friend,
    kymber

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    1. Kymber, I knew you would be busy up there, with your garden. All the gardening folks are writing about getting things planted, and some have plants already coming up. I'm still planning on doing some kind of a garden but I haven't started. Made a couple of false starts but didn't follow up.

      I think in a minute I'll go sit on the porch, next to the chimney where the wind doesn't get in, and have a smoke. I've been using my pipe a lot lately, it's relaxing. That will be my big effort for today.

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    2. Hey Harry,

      (captaincrunch)

      I figured you were still alive.

      Your too ornery to drop over dead.

      I have been busy with many projects in the past weeks. We had a a lot of that El Nino' rain and there as been lots of mowing and weed eating going on.
      The Coastal grasses down here are relentless when it rains.

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    3. I didn't have a lawn when I lived on Emerald Isle, just sand. I never really thought of people weed eating and lawn mowing on the coast.

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  7. It has been one of the best Springs we have had in a long time. It was cooler and with a lot of moisture that I complained about but that the trees and flowers just loved. There are more flowers in the woods now than I've seen in a long, long time. The evenings have been cool too but the days pretty nice. We'll be in the 70-80 degree range this weekend but I may need to start watering a little. With the bad knee I have not started the garden yet. I'm sure my granddaughter will love helping me plant.

    I spoke to a customer in the NE today and he told me they still had snow in the parking lot three days ago. There was so much that they created giant glacier like areas where they stacked it up from streets and parking lots. It's taken this long to melt. I told him they should have figured out how to package it up and send it to California which would be happy to receive snow pack.

    Hope your weekend is good.

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    1. Kathy,

      Is the leg doing ok?

      Spring has been nice here, overall, just colder and wetter than usual. We have had a lot of wind blowing. I had to order a new Georgia State Flag and a new Gadsden Flag for my flag pole because the wind tore up the one's I had.

      I know from Michael up in Maine that they are still getting over the winter. Thank God we aren't like that down here, that last winter nearly did me in.

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  8. It was cold this week here in Nebraska. Now it's starting to warm up. We have thunderstorm warnings all the rest of this week, and next.

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    1. I hope no tornadoes come out your way. I watch the Weather Channel every morning, while I have my breakfast. Almost every day they talk about potentially dangerous weather events out in your part of the country.

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  9. Hey Harry, this week has been cold here in Maine as well, low 40s during the day and close to freezing at night. Still wearing my fleece lined jeans. So much for all that globular warming they keep blaming me for.

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    1. There's been a lot of talk about how it is staying cold and there's still snow up there. I was only in Maine once, when I was a kid, and I just remember big forests. It must be a nice place for people to put up with the severe winters.

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