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Solution: Move to Western Washington.



HUSH!!!

For heaven's sake, you're not supposed to tell!

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We can tell Lis and Brick and Birdz and Cooter. Wouldn't it be fun to have them up here? We could have parties! Brick could fix your plumbing (he can do everything else).
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OK, you're right, we can tell them. And yes, it would be wonderful to have them up here!

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OK, you're right, we can tell them. And yes, it would be wonderful to have them up here!



Could I have Rainier cherries every day and some good Chardonnay?
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Heh heh heh. I know I’d love it.
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Could I have Rainier cherries every day and some good Chardonnay?



You can have all the Rainier cherries you'd like, just as soon as you find a million-dollar bill in the street and can pay for them.

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Could I have Rainier cherries every day and some good Chardonnay?



You can have all the Rainier cherries you'd like, just as soon as you find a million-dollar bill in the street and can pay for them.



I was able to get the ones that I have at $[sign in to see URL] a pound. They didn't last long. The Bings that I bought earlier before the Rainiers came in were kind of bitter to start with, but after I left them in the fridge for a few days they sweetened up.
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Doesn’t it rain all the time in the PNW? I’m afraid if I moved there, I’d have to take high doses of antidepressants.

I got the food that I ordered yesterday but didn’t get - with a profuse apology. DH asked if I had been nice. I was so upset last night that he was afraid that I wouldn’t be. I assured him that I was.
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Doesn’t it rain all the time in the PNW? I’m afraid if I moved there, I’d have to take high doses of antidepressants.



Yep, it does. It doesn't rain so many inches, but it's misting and drizzling and sometimes actually raining all winter. Also, November, December, January, and February are dark. I think it's the darkness that gets to me the most.

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I got the food that I ordered yesterday but didn’t get - with a profuse apology. DH asked if I had been nice. I was so upset last night that he was afraid that I wouldn’t be. I assured him that I was.



I'm glad they apologized and made good.



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Good morning, all. Happy Fourth! It will be a laid back get together here today and we might be cooking inside if the weather people are right. The city fireworks display was breathtaking according to Sandy. She went with Michele and her family.

Coffee, please, Tanya. I hope everyone has a pleasant day. I hope it will not be too noisy for Kudo, Robbie. One of our noisier neighbors has moved out so there isn’t much noise nearby.

We’ll do some pool time, have burgers, dogs, corn on the cob, and apple pie. I’ll be using the gas grill today for a change. I’m not used to cooking for such a small crowd.

I’m off to the coffee shop.


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Morning, Rumpions:

53 degrees and calm. Not light yet.

PNW gets lots of rain, but it's not a mildewing rain. You get wet, come in, and get dry immediately. Everything that gets wet, gets dry. On Whidbey, we are in the Olympic Rain Shadow, so we have more sun than Seattle and Bellingham:

The Olympic Rain Shadow is a small region northwest of the city of Seattle which experiences significantly dryer and brighter weather than surrounding locations. The rain shadow encompasses the towns of Sequim, Port Angeles, Port Townsend, Coupeville, and Victoria BC, as well as much of the San Juan Islands.

Just how much sunnier is it in the Olympic mountain rain shadow than say Seattle?

Here are some highlights from our days of sunshine studies:

• Winter (Nov-Jan) saw 5X as many mostly sunny days in the shadow vs. Seattle.

• Winter saw only 1/4 as many dreary days in the shadow vs. Seattle.

• Spring (Feb-May) saw the highest number of "rain shadow" days per month, at nearly 8!

• Summer (Jul-Sep) saw rain shadow areas and Seattle with nearly equal mostly sunny days.

• Port Angeles was definitely *in* the rain shadow, with quite similar benefits to Sequim.

• Anacortes was on the north eastern fringe of the rain shadow.

Due to its drier climate and position over stunning coastal areas, the Shadow is often an ideal location for many outdoor activities, including bicycling, kayaking, windsurfing, hiking, golf, or simply exploring.

Our studies have allowed us to look into a number of myths about the rain shadow, and verify a number of our informal [sign in to see URL] example:

Myth - Sequim sees "300+ sunny days a year"; that may be true, but only if you count sunny days as those with brief moments of sunshine.

    Verified observation - We found there to be 254 days with at least partly sunny skies, which included 127 mostly sunny days.

    Verified observation - Spring months
are relatively sunny in rain shadow locations.

Myth - Sequim = rain shadow.

    Verified observation - Port Angeles, and likely Port Townsend, W. Whidbey, the S. San Juans, and Victoria are also rain shadowed.

Myth - The rain shadow is a tropical banana belt

    Verified observation - It actually has a quite cool, but clear, sunny, and windy climate overall.

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Coffee, Tanya.

It's 75 and I think mostly clear. I"m starting to see some sunlight in the trees behind my house which faces NW. The trees across the street block the sun some until late morning.

DD made potato salad last night. I'm going to soak the corn in the husk to put on the smoker along with the ribs. The city puts on a real good fireworks display at the University baseball stadium and she wants to go, so we'll hit one of the parking lots across the street, take a couple of chairs and a cooler and watch from there.

Edit: I hope the fireworks aren't too bad for poor Kudo and other people's dog. I've read where those left outside may run away in their fear.

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HAPPY 4th of JULY!

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Good morning, and Happy Independence Day, to all! We have bright blue skies and sunshine, with a forecast high of 80F. Good day for a picnic.

Thanks, Brick and Cooter, for thinking of Kudo. The one benefit to her increasing hearing loss is she doesn't hear the fireworks until they're close and loud. There will be plenty of that tonight, but it used to be the case that a small *pop* miles away would scare her. Now she doesn't hear them.

Belle, that's a good roundup of myth and fact about the Olympic Rain Shadow. I'll continue to claim you're in the banana belt, however. emoticon

Coffee, please, Tanya.

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I'll continue to use the banana belt as my dateline. I like calling it that.

Happy 4th, everyone! Just think: Without the 4th of July, we would all have British accents and spell "color" with a "u."
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This sucks. Yawning, feeling like I need more rest but can't get comfy and doze off plus I just don't feel very good. I'm having a Coke Zero and took an OTC stomach thingy.
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What is a Coke Zero?
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A Coke with no sugar. They changed it early this year and why I have no idea. It was really good as it was. Tasted like regular Coke. Now it doesn't.


I have skinned and rubbed down the ribs. Now I've got to clean the cooker which I should have already [sign in to see URL] couple of weeks [sign in to see URL]. I feel some better and guess I'll try some of that good soup that I made from short rib leftovers. That makes the best beef stew!
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Well, all in all it’s been a nice day. The kids are enjoying the pool, cooking and cleaning up are done so it’s just about time for coffee and pie.

The one cloud in this silver lining; the washing machine stopped working in the middle of a load of laundry. It wouldn’t spin. It tried but it wouldn’t engage. I’ll look at it tomorrow. Hopefully it will be a belt or something relatively simple. If not I’ll bite the bullet and make the call. Tomorrow. 😎

I’ll have a Remy VSOP, please, Ramundo. I just happen to have a good cigar that will go perfectly with the cognac.
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The ribs were really good and cooked just perfectly. We've got boomers in the area and there's a chance that the fireworks display may not go off, although I'm optimistic that it will.
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