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Good tummy reports, Brick and Cooter!

Brick, needed appliances stop working on weekends and holidays. It's a Law of Nature.

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It's a while after 11:00 PM and the loudest neighborhood fireworks seem to be over.

Kudo, a proud Empress who never wants to ask anyone for anything, spent several hours asking me for comfort. Skritches just above the tail seemed to be best, although the basic chest rub was also a winner.

Maybe we can go to bed soon.

Goodnight, friends.

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Good morning, all. It's the traditional start of summer in the Pacific Northwest ("Summer in the Northwest starts on the 5th of July") and we're kicking it off with broken clouds, 53F, and heading for a forecast high of 77F. Not a bad way to begin.

The nutritionist I've seen for years has recently retired, and I'm seeing her replacement for the first time this afternoon. I hope I like her as much as I liked the now-retired one.

Coffee, please, Tanya.

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Coffee, Tanya.

It's 82 and clear, headed for the mid-nineties with the usual slight chance of an afternoon or evening boomer. I got 9.7 last night on the CPAP and that's better rest than the 6 I've been getting.

I'm glad that The Empress can relax some now. There wasn't much going on that I could hear last night other than in town. Shadow doesn't pay much attention to loud noises other than look that direction.

Best of luck with the new nutritionist and yay for summer in the Pacific NW.
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Morning, Rumpions:

Oil change this morning at Carl's Automotive. Next to Carl's shop is a gate to the fence to the Hoh Forest, which is part of Deception Pass State Park. Anyhow, while Carl changed the oil, I walked the narrow, winding, uneven trail of the forest, between tall trees and lush undergrowth. Whidbey has all these marvy wild places adjacent to people's houses. (Carl's shop is across a driveway from his house.) He has fences on his property here and there, and animals behind the fences. I photographed a pale horse behind a fence next to the driveway.
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Good afternoon, folks! 86F with heat index of 97F. Just got back from weekly personal training, picking up a sub for lunch, DH’s script, and dropped off the car at the shop to have the AC fixed and oil changed. I live nearby and they’re great about giving me a ride home.

MsR - I finally got the hang of the Norwegian cast on. You definitely want to be sober when doing it. The advantage of the method is that it makes the bottom more stretchy. Knitted cast on is fine, but since I have a tendency to cast on tightly, I need to cast on with a larger size needle than I use for the project.
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MsR - I finally got the hang of the Norwegian cast on. You definitely want to be sober when doing it. The advantage of the method is that it makes the bottom more stretchy. Knitted cast on is fine, but since I have a tendency to cast on tightly, I need to cast on with a larger size needle than I use for the project.



Interesting, Birdz. Thanks for telling me the "why" of it.

I cast on tightly, too, and the first row I do on top of the cast-on is usually a bear.

I'd never thought of using a larger needle for the cast-on. Thanks for that one!

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Good luck with the new nutritionist, Robbie. And good luck with the AC repair in the car, Birdz. It sounds like the AC is more than a luxury feature in your part of the country. And, Belle, I’m glad you had a good walk.

After my walk I spent some time taking the washing machine apart and then troubleshooting. I just ordered the parts which cost around $35. If I can fix it with a little sweat plus the cost of the parts I’ll be thrilled. You Tube and Google are my friends. Of course I’m saying that before I try to do what looks so easy. 🙂

And our Keurig gave up the ghost this morning. Ah well, we had the one that went down today for around 10 years, so I really have no complaints. We replaced it with one which has pretty much the same features with only a couple of new bells and whistles.

Good to see that you got a little better rest last night, Cooter.
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At first, I thought Birdz was saying that she finally got the hang of using Norwegian cast iron.
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Hey! Anybody miss me? emoticon

We spent Tuesday and Wednesday visiting Andrew in Illinois. Mom was in the hospital when he moved, and I haven't been able to leave long enough to visit, so this was my first time up there. Got to visit his new workplace.... Nice! We had a good time!

Of course, we spent the better part of the two days cleaning the boy's apartment. Yes, you read that right. Three of us. Two days. The boy hadn't even DUSTED in a year.... At least he had taken care of the bathroom all this time, LOL. And now that he's all cleaned up, he's been charged with KEEPING it clean. Who wants to take the bet that he'll do it? Because I have my entire retirement savings on the other side of that bet, LOL. Truly, I love the boy.... emoticon

The nice part on the way home last night was that we were chasing thunderstorms, going through thunderstorms, and being chased by thunderstorms. So as we sped along the highway, passing community after community, we got to see their many 4th of July fireworks displays, along with Mother Nature's fireworks, too! emoticon

Belle! What a wonderful invitation to move up to western Washington! We ALMOST did that 19 years ago.... Had a WONDERFUL job offer, thanks to Robbie, and we had even rented the moving truck. But in the end, Brett changed his mind. One of my two biggest life regrets. But we were SO impressed with the beauty and the people of western Washington, back then and again when we moved Cameron out there for college. [sign in to see URL] don't know how much fun I'd be at parties. I have to admit I enjoyed watching Andrew yesterday, dancing around the word "prude" when discussing my provincial attitudes about social media, pop culture, and hiphip/rap music. emoticon But I can play a mean game of euchre or canasta, so I clearly have SOME redeeming values when it comes to the party scene. *G*

But I've gotta ask about the name "Deception Pass," Belle. What is the deception? It's a drop-off?

Brick, your Fourth of July feast sounded wonderful! emoticon Same with your ribs, Cooter. emoticon Good luck with your washer repair, Brick!

Robbie, so glad Kudo had you there to give her comfort. Now if people will just stop blowing things up, now that the 4th is over. How was your new nutritionist?

Cooter, so glad you got that 9.7 on the CPAP!

Birdz, so glad you were able to get satisfaction with the restaurant! I got screwed by McDonald's on the way to Illinois. Even though the ticket SAID "NO American cheese" on my Quarter Pounder, the "cooks" DOUBLED the cheese. You've gotta wonder if they're back there laughing as they do it....

So I dutifully did the doctor follow-up visit this afternoon. A1C has dropped from 6.4 to 6.0, and some urine number that's supposed to be under 30 was 10. She was happy. emoticon

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Welcome back, Lis! Didn't Andrew fail to take the cleaning supplies out of their original packages when he went to college?

The new nutritionist was wonderful. Cooter would like her even better than I did: she's a sweet young thang who is gorgeous!

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I’m happy to see you enjoyed your trip, Lis. And about the A1C moving in the right direction.
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Welcome back, Lis! Didn't Andrew fail to take the cleaning supplies out of their original packages when he went to college?

The new nutritionist was wonderful. Cooter would like her even better than I did: she's a sweet young thang who is gorgeous!



It’s always good to have a good first impression of a caregiver. Great, Robbie!
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Ha ha, Cooter! I was talking about a knitting technique.

I got my car back, with minimal damage to the wallet. AC fixed, oil changed, and one headlight and one taillight replaced.

We had a helluva thunderstorm, with over 1” rain within a few minutes.
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Yes, he did, Robbie! You have a good memory! emoticon When he came home from college, I used the supplies myself. When he moved this time, we bought him new stuff. The broom and some other supplies were still in their original plastic. He had started cleaning up Monday night and used the swiffer sweeper -- and was dismayed to find it leaks. So I suspect it was the first time THAT was used, too. *shaking head* LOL....

And yay for your new nutritionist, Robbie!

We've had big thunderstorms today, too, Birdz -- but not more than an inch in a few minutes! Yikes! So glad you got your car back with minimal wallet damage.... emoticon

Thanks, Brick. emoticon

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Moving to western Washington would be cool so long as I could live on the water to where I could crab and fish.
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Moving to western Washington would be cool so long as I could live on the water to where I could crab and fish.



I think the only way you could live on the water is if you had your own canoe. Otherwise, waterfront property is more than slightly spendy.

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Moving to western Washington would be cool so long as I could live on the water to where I could crab and fish.



I think the only way you could live on the water is if you had your own canoe. Otherwise, waterfront property is more than slightly spendy.



I buy lottery tickets every time I leave the state.

I'd be fine with living where I could dock a boat and get access to the good water.
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I buy lottery tickets every time I leave the state.

I'd be fine with living where I could dock a boat and get access to the good water.



Well, lots of very rich people are also fine with that. Keep getting those lottery tickets.

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Some people in town posted on the town Facebook page that they got calls today, allegedly from the power company, telling them that their electric bill payment was past due and that a truck was on its way to cut off power. The only way to stop that was to pay cash (something like $1000) by immediately going to CVS to buy Green Dot cards (?) and giving the caller the PIN numbers. One person pretended to go along to see where it would take her, but figured from the outset that it was a scam because she had received no prior past due notices by mail or phone.
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