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Good morning, all. It is 63F under cloudy skies, with a forecast high of 70F and the possibility of thunderstorms mid-day.

Hawk, I'm constantly amazed and impressed with all you do. What, more specifically, will you be teaching?

Nothing much on my agenda today.

Coffee, please, Tanya.

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Congratulations on your new career, Hawk! Physical Geography sounds interesting.... I hope you will enjoy it very much! emoticon

Hope you enjoy a little relaxation on your agenda, Robbie and Cooter!

I don't have too much on mine.... Still going through the old secretary books, looking for gems for our meetings.

Gotta do laundry and clean up the house today. I cleaned out the pile on my desk yesterday and feel better about that. emoticon

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Good afternoon, everyone.

Congrats on your new job, Hawk. I remember being fascinated by the “physical” part of geography when I was a youngster.

It’s strange being “able” to walk but having to use the walker. It’s a pain in the ass. Just getting a cup of coffee becomes a full blown chore. I can see why there are occupational therapists for people who become mobility impaired on a long term or permanent basis.

My car is still in the shop but I have a rental. My car is a 2003 Lexus RX300 SUV with 215,000 miles on it. I really can’t complain about the recent repairs, since it IS older than dirt. And the mechanic has a stellar reputation for honesty, so I believe him when he gives me bad news. He’s not like the assholes at a Jiffy Lube who, when I took a car in for an oil change, “recommended” flushing the radiator and changing the radiator fluid, and the power steering fluid, and ... and ....

When I told him that the car had recently had its 30K maintenance that did all that, he tried to tell me that I had been had. I knew he was full of !@#$ because he told me that the good news was that my windshield wipers were fine.

Like Hell they were!
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I'm sorry you're being temporarily hobbled after your surgery. I hope you'll heal quickly and be right back up on both feet easily again.

Darn, I'm sorry Jiffy Lube gave you such a line. But very grateful you have a fantastic mechanic. That's where you could spend a mountain of money unnecessarily.... So glad he's reliable. emoticon

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They said we'd get rain, maybe thunderstorms.

Where's the damn rain?

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I don't know, Robbie. Intellicast radar is showing a big broken line all the way up into southern Canada down to northern Oregon -- including pretty darn close to you, to your south. Maybe it's just not hitting the ground.

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Oh, Lis, I’m really grateful for my mechanic, and his is highly respected in this town. So I don’t question him when he gives bad (expensive) news. He’s also good about telling me what can be put off for a while, and his customer service is awesome!

I just set up an account with Harris Teeter and placed my first grocery order, for pickup tomorrow PM. I may set up a subscription for the service if I like it., and I may do the same with Wegmans.
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It will rain, they said. 80% chance, they said. Maybe even thunderstorms, they said.

Not a drop.

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Oh, Lis, I’m really grateful for my mechanic, and his is highly respected in this town. So I don’t question him when he gives bad (expensive) news. He’s also good about telling me what can be put off for a while, and his customer service is awesome!




I have a mechanic I trust that much, too, Birdz. It's a relief.

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It's 61F under cloudy skies, heading for clearing and 72F. Still no rain.

The laundry is underway. That may be my sole accomplishment for today.

Coffee, please, Tanya.

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Robbie and Lis. Thak you so much for the compliments. Actually i am simply teaching much of what i taught over the previous 27 years. Just requiring a translation. In simplistic terms, Physical Geography is one of the two subsets of geography. And simply represents those non-human elements that influence one’s geography. This of course in contrast to cutural geography. Physical geography can further be subdivided into several other subsets, including climate, geology, etc.

I personally have two areas of interest. The first being the role that the three glaciers of the ice age played in the creation of the American tall grass prairie of the upper midwest. And how the Driftless Area was created when the third glacier actually missed the southwestern part of Wisconsin, the northeastern corner of iowa and the extreme southeastern tip of Minnesota. In addition to the obvious physical differences, the creation of the Driftless Area also impacted to a slight degree the cultures of the region in contrast to the surrounding regions.

My second major area of interest involves the various Steppe regions of the world . Those vast largely treeless plains that can be grasslands with harsh contrasting comtinental climates, or subtropical African Savannas and Velds, or even Semi-arid scrublands. The world’s two great Steppe region are the Great Eurasian Steppe that extends from eastern Europe near the Danube all the way east to Mongolianand ultimately to Manchuria. This Massive Steppe would provide the conduit for movement of the domesticated horse, the wheel, the movement of Indo European languages. And provide the earliest trade routes between east and west. The other great Steppe is the Great North American Steppe that covers mucj of present day midwestern US and the present day Prairie provinces of Canada. The eastern third of the steppe is the tall grass prairie, while the western two thirds is a mixed grass prairie, and a short crass prairie in the extreme west. Overall the region stretches from northwestern Indiana in the east to eastern Montana in the west and from near the Mexican border in the south to central Alberta and Saskatchewan in the north. And with corn and soybeans in the east and both winter and spring wheat in the west has been for over a century, the breadbasket of the world.

Well enough of my boring introductory lectures.

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I want to take your class, Hawk!

Do you read John McPhee? He's my physical geography guru.

Did you finally get rain yesterday, Robbie? I finally did, but it was nothing like the thunderstorm that I was warned about twice in weather alerts.

It's 59 degrees right now, and cloudy and calm.
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I want to take your class, too, Hawk! Just that bit you provided was fascinating!

No, Belle, we never got a drop of rain. And we sure could use some.

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How cool, Hawk. Thanks! Geography was the one area where science could touch me and I wouldn't immediately shrivel, LOL. Geography is SO interwoven into the other Social Studies and explains so much.... Have fun! emoticon

I'm so glad you have great mechanics, Birdz and Robbie. I have to drive two hours northeast or an hour south to get to a dealership. No one in my area will touch it. That worked out okay when I'd visit Mom in her city, but now that she's here, I need to make the trip south. It's just that it would require sitting in the dealership all day until they could do the testing and fixes....

Birdz, I hope your grocery pickup will go well! Several grocery stores and doing it here now, and it sure would have been a HUGE help when the boys were little or sick....

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Hi, all. It’s good to see you keeping yourself busy with something that you enjoy, Hawk.

I’m another of the lucky ones mechanic wise. I have a good one too. Mike is great on mechanic and he has a young guy who takes care of the electronics. They’re a good team.

I’ll happily send you some of the rain we’re about to get slammed with, Robbie.

I walked this morning and came home to do the yard work. I shortened the walk a little because of the planned mowing and it worked out the way I hoped it would. I got it all done and beat the rain. It isn’t extremely humid today which makes it much more tolerable. Now, I’m showered, fed, thirst quenched, and sucking up the A/C. 🙂
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Good morning, all. We’re about to head out to put Sandy’s car in the body shop. There is some warranty work to be done on her paint job. It will be in for a few days. We’ll stop and pick up a couple of things on the way home, but that is all that we have planned for today. I’m glad the yard work is done. It’s already hot and humid.

I have an early morning procedure tomorrow in a small town relatively close to here. There is a Target near the facility as well as a Kohl’s. I expect we’ll do some browsing while we’re in the neighborhood. Other than that we have very little to do for the rest of the week.

I hope everyone is doing reasonably well this morning.

Coffee to go, please, Tanya.
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Good morning, all. We have 54F under smokey haze, heading for a high of 78F. The smokey haze is making my eyes sting.

Today my neighborhood handyman is arriving to look at my To Do List. I'm looking forward to getting some stuff done.

Brick, it sounds like you have a comfortable week coming up, but for the heat and humidity.

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Coffee, Tanya.

It's 81 and clear with a slight chance of boomers this morning and this evening. High in the mid to upper eighties.

I got home late yesterday afternoon and mostly just got caught up on my email and fooled with Shadow. She was glad to see Dad.

I really don't have anything planned today other than hit the grocery store for some milk and maybe a couple of other things.

Glad to see that The Miz has her handy man coming over. Best wishes to Brick for his procedure. Sounds like a lazy week.

DD is still up at her mother's. It sounds like Philip, her step-father, is going to have to have a heart catherization. She'll be up there as long as they need her.
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Good afternoon.... emoticon

Welcome home, Cooter! Hope you had a great time! Good luck to DD's step-father. So glad she's able to help them.

Hope your handyman is able to do a lot for you, Robbie! I can only imagine the smoke up there. I saw images of the smoke reaching all the way to New York, so it's gotta be bad in the west.

Brick, hope your procedure goes smoothly and you'll have a relaxing week.

I have an unbelievably light week! Yay! Andrew came home in the middle of the night Sunday morning, and we talked for a few hours. Nice to have him close enough (and working human hours) that he's coming home once a month or so. emoticon

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Yay for Andrew!

I am about to have a nice BLT made with homegrown tomatoes, thick cut bacon and Romaine lettuce on toasted whole wheat bread. They were out of what I usually get.

As I'm sure Y'all know I'm not a religious person although I will say a Prayer for someone or something when I hope it will help. I could use some thoughts and Prayers for my ex-husband in law, Philip. He's having to have a double bypass instead of a catheterization. I talked to my son a little while ago and he's packing up and heading across the state from Knoxville to be with his Mom and DD even though Janet told him not to. He feels like he should, and I'm not surprised. I told him that he's doing a good thing. He's got his work laptop with him so he will still be able to work when time allows.

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