General Discussion, Friday, October 30, 2020

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29 Responses to General Discussion, Friday, October 30, 2020

  1. czarowniczy says:

    Woo Hoo! 52 degrees outside now with a potential 38 degree surprise on the way in the next few days! My first chance to wear a jacket since very early this year!

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    • Col.(R) Ken says:

      Well Iโ€™m happy for you! Have snow flurries, less than an inch forecasted for Sunday into Monday. I called the shop, request help with tractor maintenance, will be out tomorrow…..

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Ah yes, tractor maintenance. My youngest son’s here, he’s a mechanic, and he’s fixed my 33hp Kubota,the ancient Mahindra 55 horse is next. @#$%& things are down as much as they are up.

        We’re looking at 39ish on Monday, winter for us.

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  2. lovely says:

    Good morning Stellars ๐Ÿ™‚ .

    One of my favorite artists.

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  3. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids!

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  4. stella says:

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  5. auscitizenmom says:

    Mornin’ all. Had to get up early this morning to take Loki in to have a tooth pulled. They had already pulled a lot of the smaller ones, but this one is a molar. I hate for her to lose it, but it is way too bad and will become abcessed if it is left in.

    It is really warm here. No jackets needed. It started off fairly cool yesterday and then got really hot. We’ll see what happens today. I am not guessing it will cool off. ๐Ÿ™„

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    • stella says:

      Mornin’ mom! Poor Loki.


      • auscitizenmom says:

        She looks pitiful and is now sleeping. I asked how soon she could eat and they said any time she wanted, but it would probably be a day or two. She was ready as soon as we got home and just sucked it down, then went to sleep. I hope she will feel better in the morning. I know what it is to have a tooth pulled.

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        • weather257 says:

          Oh!! No more Halloween candy for Loki. Dogs have something like 42 teeth, I found out when our neighbor’s dog had 9 pulled. Guess it’s left-over insurance from their wild heritage.
          Years ago my filly sliced deep into her left armpit; took hrs of surgery and many stitces (that pulled out by the time she got home). Veterinarian explained that the pain – although would require heavy pain killers for us – was like no more than a skinned knee to a horse. Must be true, as she never for a moment lost her voracious apetite.

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          • auscitizenmom says:

            The vet said she has to have soft food now. I really don’t know if it makes any difference since I don’t think she actually chewed anything anyway. It just seemed to go down her throat.

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    • The Tundra PA says:

      Hey mom, sorry to hear about Loki’s dental issues. We had a big old sled dog who developed gnarly, nasty teeth when he was about 12 years old. Breath stank like crazy! We ended up having ALL his teeth pulled at once (vet’s recommendation, after multiple courses of antibiotics) and he did great. Lived happily for 3 more years. Vet said dogs use their teeth in eating only to hold the prey still until they crush it’s windpipe and rip it into pieces they can swallow. Feeding food they can gulp (soft canned dog food or kibble in small pieces) is all the help they need. If Loki’s having bad breath issues (and/or pain) you’ll be so glad that tooth is gone. Hope the rest are good.


  6. Sharon says:

    My nephew (his dad is Grant’s brother) is the county sheriff in Olmstead County. Praying for wisdom for him today – looks like he’s been handed a mess.

    Firewood delivery yesterday, about six weeks later than usual due to the massive fires.

    Firewood man refused mandatory evacuation, stood and fought, saved his timber and home. He talked freely about the cluelessness of Oregon forestry “officials” regarding controlling fuel load in the woods throughout the state.

    He explained how everyone who did evacuate did so knowing that a huge O (spray-painted letter) would be added to their driveway where it joined the egress highways, thus informing the looters which of the homes-in-the-woods would be safe to loot. Those who chose not to evacuate had a big R (“refused”) spray-painted on their driveway at their intersections. So those who did not evacuate tried to guard their neighbors’ properties in addition to trying to keep their own from being burned out. Sometimes that effort succeeded. Sometimes it didn’t.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Don’t even start me on those college-uneducated clowns. Those city boys and girls with city-based forestry degrees may know how to keep your city park green but as for real-world stuff far too many are clueless. We still get hassles for forest burning but it’s vital to cleaning the forest floor, releasing nutrients and fostering new graze. The indians did clearing burns here for centuries before the Europeans came, early settlers remarked that the forests looked like parks,. but these guys know better.

      The huge Yellowstone fires were tracked to years and years of the neglect without prescribed burns, the forest litter was allowed to build up to where instead of fast, cool burns you had conflagrations that took out whole forests. The studies were saying that prescribed burns are the key but the ‘climate change’ goons are aghast at burning and blame the inevitable infernos on ‘climate change’.

      We have the right by law to have prescribed burns of our farms in Mississippi and despite urban weenies fighting us, we still have it. If they do manage to somehow slip a ban in we’ll just find out where they live, sweep up our forest floor debris into our Goremoble electric trucks and dump it on their lawns. They like it so much, they can have it.


  7. auscitizenmom says:

    Pastor Jeffress said on Lou Dobbs, “Pray as if the results of this election depends completely upon God and then, get out there and vote as if they completely depend upon you.”

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  8. czarowniczy says:

    Went down to Gulfport today to pick up our GGS. Giulfport was north and east of where the hurricane came in at Cocodrie, La, about 125 miles, yet there were winds powerful enough to cause a lot of damage. Nothing anywhere near the damages Katrina caused but enough to inconvenience the city.

    There was very little damage down to the I-10 but about 20 miles west of Gulfport (I was driving east) we started to see some trees down along the roadside. Early on they were all down pointing north but as we got closer to Gulfport they started pointing northeast. Katrina thinned out some 30 years of unmonitored forest growth, this one got the weaker culls that grew up in-between. Hurricanes are God’s forest rangers.

    Katrina stripped a lot of our interstate (I-10 and I-59) plantings in the medians between the lanes, in a lot of places the trees were totally destroyed. Those previously mentioned experts had planted trees in the middle of those huge dirt drainage ditches that drain the interstate during rains, the wettest place possible to plant a tree, and more than a few just popped right out. There were also some with what looked like no tap roots leading me to believe they were nursery trees that had their taps cut or broken. Whatever, they’re someone else’s problem.

    The bridge over the marshlands let you see the big expensive (and a few smaller and cheaper) boats brought into the marsh canals and moored to try and keep them from being battered into docks and/or washed up inland. I wish them luck as if they are torn loose the only place they have to go is north and that would drive them into the I-10 bridge, it’s too for much over a regular mom-and-pop speedboat.

    My pucker point, from the time I left the house, was where the I-10 off-ramp merged with US 49, the major north-south road (8+ lanes) in G’port. I knew just about all of the town was without power – priorities are police/fire/other 1st responders, casinos and the houses of the politicians – not necessarily in that order. It was good though, my schutzengel found me a huge hole and I immediately jumped over 4 lanes! Only to find out the left turn was closed, the State police were manning the major intersections and closed that turn. I went down a few hundred yards, turned into Walmart and used their lot to turn into the street that was closed off.

    That road goes by the airport and there was some minor cosmetic damage along the airport road but that was it. Most surprising thing was that there’s an Army National Guard base there that has helicopters. The big Blackhawks were fine, they’re heavy and somewhat shielded by the hangers. Sitting right on the fence side, though, was one of the small MH-6-looking choppers, over on its side. Someone left it out unsecured and the wind flipped it right over. No idea why it/the others weren’t secured or inside of the hanger but I’m pretty sure that someone’s gonna be sitting on Preparation-H pillows next week. As I turned off of the airport road and onto the residential road there were trees, poles and wires down all over. Crews had removed (cut) the trees from the roadway but he were still lying all over the sidewalks and lawns…some on houses. These were trees that had lasted thru Katrina and had 15 years to regroup, no idea why they flipped.

    I drove under multiple electrical wires hanging at windshield height on the road, and even over a few. I guessed they were dead as they weren’t sparking and I could see crews down the street working on the lines. Good guess. It was where I turned off of the residential and onto the business route that I ran into the only working traffic light in the entire 6 miles trip…just sitting there going thru its red-yellow-green cycles directing cars. For the most part the drivers were doing great following the no-stop-lights right-of-way rules, they were doing better than they do when there are lights.

    GGS’s house probably won’t have power for days but his Mom wants him back there on Sunday even though there’s no school, guess she wants everyone in the blended family to share the misery equally. I can see both sides but prefer my own solution.

    The area will be back to normal soon, this storm was on the ‘gross inconvenience’ side and not the ‘OH ****!’ side. It’s bad for so many as after 15 years you still have a lot of people who didn’t learn diddly from Katrina, they wait for the city to come to their rescue (as the city intimaterd it would)only to find they’d have better luck with a ouija board. They’ll also probably buy that ‘mistakes were made, lessons learned, and we’ll be better prepared next time’ crap they surely get when things are back up and running.


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