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    Happy Un Hung Tuesday everyone. I finally am able to post today. I can't believe how busy I am and I am not working, sheesh.

    It has been super hot here for the past two weeks but not humid. We are waiting patiently for the rain though.

    NS, great that you are going for a little vacay. I went to my friend's cabin at the lake the other day and it was super fun. I have known her and her family since I was a kid so it was really nice.

    Ken, I wonder how many calls I made like that woman you were talking about, eeew. It makes me cringe to thing about it.

    Glad your pup is ok Wags. I laughed when G asked if your bath was a horse trough. That would be a big tub, big enough for a couple of people

    Byrdie, that is so crazy that people are going to your place with a hurricane on its way. I think some people are just dumb, what can you do? Survival of the fittest I guess.

    Talk later everyone.
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    Greetings Nesters,

    The tropical storm has come & gone leaving 5.6” of rain, lots of leaves & small branches down but no damage, thank goodness! Byrdie reported in on FB earlier today & she’s OK
    The sun actually came out after all that turbulence, crazy. My chickens are out in their yard now jumping in mud puddles haha!

    Wags, glad you have income secured for a while, that’s a relief!
    Our vet does the senior blood panels too. They can get a pretty good idea of what’s going on with your dog. Glad he’s OK.

    NS, my husband would be allowed to cut my hair the day after hell freezes over but not until then haha! Glad. You got a decent cut from your DIL

    Narilly, we have plenty of humidity to spare if you need some, no kidding. This is not my weather, not at all! Stay cool!

    Hello to all & wishing a safe night in the nest for everyone!
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    Good grief, what a night. The hurricane started in earnest around 8 last night. It actually strengthen as it came in, usually, the weaken, so thus was a surprise. A bit later, the tornado warnings started coming in. At one point, we had two at the same time. There was a tornado about 4 miles away and the other turned out to just be an area of rotation, but it was a half mile away. We scrambled downstairs and waited that out. We had an 83 mph gust around 11, it was loud and scary. The hurricane shutters we put up rattle and the house moves, shakes and groans. Yes, groans, it’s weird. Like an injured whale trying to resist an assault. We lost power around 11. The eye went over around 11:30 and lasted about 2 hours. Then we got the backside. Power was out here for about 6 hours, there are places on the island still without. My heart goes out to them, it was hot today. We had a leak develop in the sun room otherwise, just a lot of yard debris. Spent the day cleaning up.
    I am reminded when we went through our first hurricanes in 1996. I remember it because I was drinking heavily. I was a mess. I was no help in fact, I was a liability. I just hate that. I’m so glad that I’m not carrying that burden now. Thank you to all who kept me in your thoughts and prayers. Hugs to all! XO, Byrdie
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    Hi, All:

    Phew, Byrdie - what a scary situation. What if there was an evacuation order in the middle of a pandemic? Where would people go? I have a friend whose parents live on the gulf side of Florida and they said they wouldn't evacuate, they'd wait out the storm. What a shit show. So glad you're safe and sound.

    Lav, chickens love puddles, right? Glad you escaped the damage, too.

    Excellent news, Wags, what a relief. Glad you can catch your breath for a while. Have they decided HOW they'll administer those tests yet?

    Nar, glad you've been busy and had fun.

    It sure is hard to remember those bad times for sure. We have been going through old pictures and in too many of them I have "that look." I'm with the family and participating, but I know I am not all there. I am so grateful I got rid of alcohol when I did.

    Happy SOBER Wednesday.

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    Good morning everyone.
    Holy crap Byrdie! That is crazy- a shit show like Pav says. (Pav, that is one of my sayings too!)

    We are going down to the river today to hang out because its going up to +30C. The river is a 10 minute walk from our house so it is really nice. Me and hubby will have a picnic, go swimming a people watch. I don't have to worry about packing an AL, thank goodness. I remember getting drunk in the hot weather, it was NOT pretty.

    I have been listening about the news in Lebanon, my heart goes out to them. I know some people who have relatives there, What a terrible terrible thing to happen, it makes me even more grateful for what I have.

    Pav, ya "that look", I hate that look. I wonder if other people can see it.

    Enjoy today everyone and don't drink.
    Narilly

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    Pav, our officials told us if we were in a reasonably sound structure to stay put. There was very limited space in shelters. He said out nester bet was to stay at a hotel or with friends/relatives you trust. It was stress on top of stress. Many on our island still don’t have power. It’s so hot, I feel really bad for them.
    Narilly, your picnic sounds fun! Toting booze around wasn’t fun, it’s heavy!
    yes, looking back at photos, ugg! I cringe.
    Hope everyone has a happy day. Byrdie
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    Good evening Nesters,

    What a difference 24 hrs makes! Sunny & warm here, just a regular summer day!
    Lots of people in our area will be without power for a few days, sad. The people on our corner, 1 house down across the road have been running a generator all night & all day today, crazy.
    I picked up a big pile of sticks today, everything else was fine.

    Byrdie, you were in my thoughts all day yesterday, glad everything is OK

    Pav, my chicken have muddy feet today haha! They don’t like being cooped up long so I let them out to play in the mud.
    I think we’re all fortunate that we don’t have the burden of AL to deal with right now. I just read than a person dies of Covid every 80 seconds in the US. News like this blows my mind, I just can’t imagine. We all need to remain alert & be aware!!!

    Nar, your day plan sounds nice. I hope you enjoyed yourselves

    Hello to all & wishing a safe night in the nest for all!

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    Hello. Gosh, life feels dramatic right now, huh? Every 80 seconds....

    Byrdie, so glad you have power and are ok. It must be a lot of anxiety living where you do this time of year. How we ever handled an alcohol problem on top of non-alcohol problems is beyond me. It was a lot of work avoiding life!

    My husband agreed to counseling. This is a big step. I really don't know what the future holds for us, but I do know that life is too short to ignore stuff and be unhappy.

    Hang in there everyone. This will not last forever.
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    Hi, All:

    Way to make that step, Kensho. I hope you find what you're looking for with your partner.

    I have a friend in NYC without power for 24 hours and she's VERY hot... Glad you had no huge damage, Byrdie. I hope you're taking care of yourself as that must be so stressful.

    I had a drinking dream. I was on my way to have a shot of vodka and then got diverted and had to do something else. While I was doing that something else, I remembered that I don't drink and shouldn't have that vodka. I was disappointed because I really wanted that QUICK release, and then relieved that I wouldn't have to come here and tell you all I drank. I jumped out of vacation into working too much with no Pav care. I need to remember that balance is important!

    Happy SOBER Thursday!
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    PAV, I think ignoring self care is one of the biggest causes of alcohol addictions.

    It's funny... my husband asked us "What do you think the meaning of life is?". My 10 yr. old daughter said, "To have fun and enjoy life." (Similar to what her dad said). My son said "To make an impact on the world and then leave". I said, "To listen to ourselves, and do the work to grow and learn the lessons we have in this life." They all glazed over at my response, of course. But I think it shows that we all have very different thoughts on what our priorities are. Becoming sober has forced me to listen to me, and it has certainly shaped my opinion.

    SO glad you didn't drink for real PAV. Can't we just sever those neural pathways for good? I guess they serve some purpose.

    I have to go to the city again today (UG!), but hope to finalize some selections for two clients and get their products ordered. I had planned to take tomorrow off with my kids and take them for a hike. They want to sit in front of youtube watching other people live their lives if I don't direct them otherwise. It takes a LOT of effort to encourage them to find other things to do - but I'm trying. We moved to full-online school now, so this challenge will continue. It is a blessing in disguise that I don't have a huge custom house at the moment because I think the kids will need me. I wish my husband would understand how hard it is to do my stuff and keep them on track.

    Anyway, hope everyone we are not hearing from is doing well. Have a good day!
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