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Posted: 24/11/2012 at 18:34

Boo Hoo- my pasty is cold. Must be the time difference.

Kate, not sure who Towie and Ryan are, but if it has to do with politics, let's just say I'm glad I retired when I did!

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Posted: 24/11/2012 at 16:40

Hello,all--it's a beauttiful morning here--finally!

Howled at the cat-washing directions!

Kate, I know what you mean about arguing with a 12-year old. Exhausting. I found it best to refuse to engage. But I did get a hug from one the other day!

I have been cutting down on smoking--so far quite successfully. Might get myself a patch or an inhaler if I decide to go cold turkey. But not until after Christmas!


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Posted: 23/11/2012 at 17:40

Well, looks like it was your turn for a blow and deluge. Hope not to much damage done-that first storm is a reality check, isn't it--you find out quickly what needs to be secured.

Today is Black Friday in the US, which has spilled over to here--there is also a Buy Nothing Day, which is what I plan to do. The weather is crappy, so its holed up with a good book for me!!! Have fun with your poetry, folks--very entertaining!

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Posted: 23/11/2012 at 02:19

Hi, all-I spent the day at school as a supply teacher for the first time this year. It was really gratifying how glad the kids were to see me [I know most of them]--and I got lots of hugs when I walked in--mostly from the little girls--not unexpected. But what made my day was the hug from a 12-year old boy--I thought it was very brave. Don't miss the politics--but I do miss the kids. Now I am pretty exhausted.

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Posted: 21/11/2012 at 23:05

I have grown flowers in tyres for years--actually terraced a slope with them. They take a lot of compost to fill them--mine were not on rims.I put perforated plastic on the bottom. I didn't paint them, though-just had trailing plants over the sides.

I made a pond in the kid's garden  at school out of a huge skidder tire-placed plastic first, then cemented the bottom with ready-mix cement-it took 7 bags! It lasted for more than 10 years, complete with goldfish which grew to almost 12"--and water lilies.

The kids loved it-even though they stood on the tyre, it never leaked, surprisingly.

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Posted: 21/11/2012 at 22:52

The salmon is local--I have a native commercial fisherman friend who does the yummiest smoked salmon--several different kinds, depending on the season. And they make wonderful artisan cheeses on Saltspring Island. I am definitely spoiled!


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Posted: 21/11/2012 at 22:29

Started pouring down again--picked up some cream cheese and an avocado to go with my smoked salmon--like to eat well while watching Survivor, where they are all starving. I guess I have a bit of a sadistic streak. Do you see Survivor where you are?


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Posted: 21/11/2012 at 20:09

I have a windup radio, too--it's my lifeline when the power is out, since I no longer have a laptop--just a 27 inch Monster Mac desktop. I love it.

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Posted: 21/11/2012 at 19:06

Break between storms--promised wind never really materialized, but there is a stream flowing down my road. I found some nifty wind-up flashlights--pocket sized, in different colours for stocking stuffers--that and a book mailed to Australia is the extent of my shopping so far. Will try to support the local Island economy--lots of artists and artisans. For the rest, I give money. Grandchildren are teens now. Miss having little kids to buy for.

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Posted: 21/11/2012 at 17:20

Oh George, that remark about Steve Jobs coming down the chimney cracked me up!


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