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It really is. He is enjoying it very much. He knows it isn't a life career position, but it gives him time to step away from the campaigning for a while and build connections to people across the state and within the party. He isn't sure where he wants to end up yet or what path he wants to take, but this gives him a solid position with a steady income that will allow him time to make some decisions. He's feeling supported and supportive with the other staff and his legislators, and that's a huge bonus. So it's been wonderful.

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Good for Andrew! It sounds like he landed butter-side-up with this job!

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Good morning, all. We have 50F with patchy clouds against a blue sky, heading for a high of 68F.

I got the bed sheets changed which is my Atta Girl for the day. I may not do another useful thing all day.

Coffee, please, Tanya.

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Howdy, all. I had a lovely walk this morning. The cool mornings are still with us. Unfortunately both brothers are nursing bad backs and haven’t been able to walk regularly. I’m fortunate to have escaped for the most part that hazard of the trade. I get a little sore from time to time but not enough to stop me from going walking or doing my yard work.

My weekend plans were shot when my pressure washer wouldn’t start yesterday. It’s in the shop right now, but I’ll replace it before I spend too much on it. I’ve had it for a long time and I can replace it for around $250. If it’s over $125 to repair it will be replaced. Meanwhile I’ll take a guilt free day today of putting off tuning up the pool and pool deck. 😎

I tinkered with the truck yesterday tightening the battery connections. Man, there is no room to maneuver under the hood and even that small job was awkward, but it resolved the issue I hoped it would.

Good for Andrew, Lis. Enjoying what one is working at is a real blessing.

My turn to envy you your weather, Robbie. Our 90 plus degree afternoons are now the norm.



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So glad you had a wonderful walk, Brick! We're at 85 already (was it REALLY 36 just four days ago?) and awaiting severe storms tomorrow. There's an ugly line going through Illinois already, but they're moving sharply north, so I don't know if they'll hit here -- or maybe tonight.

Yay for clean sheets, Robbie! emoticon Brett has been down with a cold most of the week, and I've been staying out on the recliner with this virus for most of the week, so I'm waiting for him to be better to wash those sheets so the germs will be gone. emoticon I'm feeling better today, finally, so I'm grateful for that.

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I really wanted to get to a certain point today (Saturday) in hat knitting and pushed myself beyond where I should have stopped. I got very close to making it, but couldn't quite get there.

I couldn't because my hands hurt beyond my ability to continue. The part that hurts the most, for reasons I don't know, is the middle finger of my right hand. It turns out this makes lifting a wine glass painful and difficult.

Oh, the horror!

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Lis, you speak negatively of your native Indiana. When i hear the name Indiana, i think only positive thoughts. I think of the Tenderloin sandwich, of “Hoosiers” (one of the great sports movies ever made), of the “hick from French Lick” - Larry Bird, of the Brown County State Park, of Notre Dame Football and Indiana Basketball, of the late Jim Nabors singing “Back Home Again in Indiana” prior to the start of the Indianapolis 500 for over 30 years. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OX43VZi7UKQ
Of the little engine that could - Butler university, and its improbable back to back runs to the NCAA Final Four, Or of the “national poet” of Indians - James Whitcomb Riley and his classic - “When the Frost Is On The Punkin”

When the Frost is on the Punkin
BY JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY
When the frost is on the punkin and the fodder’s in the shock,
And you hear the kyouck and gobble of the struttin’ turkey-cock,
And the clackin’ of the guineys, and the cluckin’ of the hens,
And the rooster’s hallylooyer as he tiptoes on the fence;
O, it’s then’s the times a feller is a-feelin’ at his best,
With the risin’ sun to greet him from a night of peaceful rest,
As he leaves the house, bareheaded, and goes out to feed the stock,
When the frost is on the punkin and the fodder’s in the shock.

They’s something kindo’ harty-like about the atmusfere
When the heat of summer’s over and the coolin’ fall is here—
Of course we miss the flowers, and the blossums on the trees,
And the mumble of the hummin’-birds and buzzin’ of the bees;
But the air’s so appetizin’; and the landscape through the haze
Of a crisp and sunny morning of the airly autumn days
Is a pictur’ that no painter has the colorin’ to mock—
When the frost is on the punkin and the fodder’s in the shock.

The husky, rusty russel of the tossels of the corn,
And the raspin’ of the tangled leaves, as golden as the morn;
The stubble in the furries—kindo’ lonesome-like, but still
A-preachin’ sermuns to us of the barns they growed to fill;
The strawstack in the medder, and the reaper in the shed;
The hosses in theyr stalls below—the clover over-head!—
O, it sets my hart a-clickin’ like the tickin’ of a clock,
When the frost is on the punkin and the fodder’s in the shock!

Then your apples all is gethered, and the ones a feller keeps
Is poured around the celler-floor in red and yeller heaps;
And your cider-makin’ ’s over, and your wimmern-folks is through
With their mince and apple-butter, and theyr souse and saussage, too! ...
I don’t know how to tell it—but ef sich a thing could be
As the Angels wantin’ boardin’, and they’d call around on me—
I’d want to ’commodate ’em—all the whole-indurin’ flock—
When the frost is on the punkin and the fodder’s in the shock!


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Postscript: I almost forgot the biggee. When i think of Indiana, i think immediately of the Cradle of Astronauts — Purdue University. 24 Astronauts are Purdue grads (21 men three women). Included are Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, and Gene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon. Approximately one third of all U.S. spaceflights have included a Purdue grad as a crew member. Ten missions have included multiple grads. With five space flights, Janice Voss has flown more space missions than any other woman. The first Purdue Alum chosen by NASA wea Gus Grissom in 1959 ( part of the original 7 Mercury team). The most recent is Loral O’Hara, chosen in 2017. Go Boilermakers!

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Wow, Hawk, I'm getting quite an education from you this morning! I didn't know the poem "When the Frost is on the Punkin" nor did I know that Purdue had graduated so many people who went on to become astronauts. Thank you!

And good morning, all. We have 55F with mostly blue skies, heading for 69F and clouds moving in. I think there is some serious rain heading for the left coast, but it will hit south of here.

My hands still hurt from over-knitting yesterday. Except for dealing with laundry, I may give them the day off.

Coffee, please, Tanya.

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Aw, dang it. I had written a post and then decided to "applaud" Hawk for his post -- and it apparently caused my post to disappear, darn it. One thing at a time, girl....

So much more briefly.... Thanks for the "pick-me-up" on Indiana, Hawk. It really is a good place to be in many respects. My brother is a Purdue grad (Business, not Aeronautic Engineering), and hundreds of my high school seniors went on to Purdue. Outstanding school. My parents also graduated James Whitcomb Riley High School in South Bend, home of Notre Dame. Connections everywhere.... emoticon

So your middle finger is hurting more than the others, eh, Robbie? Let's think about how you may have over-used it over the years.... emoticon

It's 67 and rainy. Waiting for the severe storms to roll in.

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Sorry your hands are hurting, Robbie. I suggest you take a break.

Sunny and 86F. DH just went out and came back in saying, “It’s hot, hot, hot!”

I watched the season finale of SNL last night. Very political in places, and their cold open, which featured Alec Baldwin as you know who, left me kind of cold.
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I was really surprised last night, Birdz. For a season-ending show, I really expected something spectacular. And I was left with "meh."

I won't lie. I can't stand rap music. So when DJ Khaled came out for his first set with rap artist after rap artist (and apparently couldn't do any more than shout his own name and tell people to put their arms up), I was deeply unimpressed. Then he came out for his second set near the end of the show, and it was the same thing again. GAH!!! So I focused on my work...and all of a sudden, there was a BEAUTIFUL voice singing! I looked up -- and it was John Legend! Oh, yes. Why wasn't HE just the musical guest??? It would have been SO much better....

We've got a thin line of severe storms heading our way. 60 mph winds and 1" hail.

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Ridiculous. Our county first went under a severe thunderstorm watch. Then we went under a severe thunderstorm warning. Then we went under a second severe thunderstorm warning as a separate storm in the line came at us from a different direction.

So my home phone, cell phone, e-mail, and cell phone messaging were all going off over and over and over again. Literally every two or three minutes -- including reminders that we were under a severe storm watch at the same time we were under two severe storm warnings. I started just picking up and yelling at the phone messages to leave me alone.

The storm? No winds. No hail. Heavy rain for about three minutes. And? The sun is already shining out there again. *sigh*

Grateful for no severe weather, but frustrated with our city's stupid warning system. (They adamantly REFUSE to buy tornado sirens for our city, if you can believe it.) So they'd rather bug the crap out of us on our phones until we just start ignoring them -- and THAT is when the tornado will hit....

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Good morning, all. We have 55F with overcast skies, heading for 59F and the probability of rain showers. Given what's happening in the midwest, I'm smiling and thanking the weather gods.

I planted some lettuce seeds on May 9. They were supposed to sprout between seven and ten days. They haven't, and this is the eleventh day. I'm not sure what to do about that.

Maybe I'll just ponder it while I have some coffee. Tanya?

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Geeze, Cooter goes fishing and the board dies.

I guess we know who holds this place together!

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Just you and me, eh Robbie?

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Wanna buy some fiddleheads?

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Hahaha!

Well, if I wanted fiddleheads right now I would need to buy them from you. The ones in my yard have been fully open for several weeks, now.

But those are strange looking ferns in your open jacket.

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LOL you two.... emoticon

I hope Cooter had a wonderful time! emoticon

I'm watching Texas/Oklahoma, too, Robbie. They've closed down a whole lot of schools, the University of Oklahoma, and a bunch of businesses in the Oklahoma City area in preparation for it. It would seem like kids are safer in schools than in many of their own homes, but the concern is having storms come up while the kids are in buses or walking to or from school....

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Hello, all. It’s another quiet day here in sunny Florida. I got my pressure washer out of the shop today and it is back to its old reliable self. It was a few things combined that had to be addressed, fortunately all of them minor. It cost under $75 to tweak it and tune it up. It beats $300 for a new one. Now it’s time to put it to work.

The plan for tomorrow is to start getting the pool and lanai in shape for the season, a little at a time. I’ll peck away at it on the days we don’t walk. I figure that after a few hours a day for a few days of tlc it should be ready. And next month I have a lot of my routine medical appointments so I’ll want the house in shape before them.

I hope your hands are feeling better, Robbie.

Iced tea with plenty of lemon, please, Tanya.

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I hope your hands are feeling better, Robbie.




Thanks for the good thoughts, Brick. They probably would be if I hadn't resumed knitting the next morning. emoticon

It sounds like you have an ambitious, but well-paced, schedule of chores on your To Do List. Your grandkids will love it!

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