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The Worst Thing Today

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Outcasts of Time by Ian Mortimer
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Postby Vanessa » Wed July 29th, 2009, 10:29 pm

Oh, dear, Divia, I am sorry. Was it a fox? We used to keep chickens but Mr Fox got them even though we put cement around the run so he couldn't dig under. I don't want any more as I found it just too upsetting.
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Divia
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Location: Always Cloudy, Central New York

Postby Divia » Wed July 29th, 2009, 10:38 pm

We think it was a raccoon, but don't know for sure. Im a little upset about it. While its not like I lost my dog or cat, I feel a little violated and I'm bummed about it.
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Chatterbox
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Location: New York

Postby Chatterbox » Wed July 29th, 2009, 10:46 pm

We've had waves of thunderstorms all day... At one point, the thunder was so loud and so close that it set off all the car alarms. And flood warnings, to boot.
Over the weekend, there were funnel clouds in NJ, which is a bit unnerving.

This has been a weird summer, though; chilly and damp through to late June, then hot and muggy and LOTS of rain.

Well, I'm going to go and curl up with a book and a cat and listen to the rain.

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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Wed July 29th, 2009, 11:45 pm

I was getting up from my nap and as I went into the bathroom I felt HOT air coming through the vents, some how or other the furnace was ON! The temp was reading 85 degrees and it felt like a freaking sauna!

I called the heating place but they're only open until 1pm in the summer, but they have an emergency number, which no one has replied back to.

I couldn't find any off switch on the furnace, which is in the basement, and so I called a friend who knows more about these things then I do and she suggested turning the fuse for the furnace off, so I went to the breaker and there was one labelled "furnace" and I switched it off, and off went the furnace.

I hope the heating people can find out what made it go on in the first place, cause who the heck would put the heater on in this weather!

Divia: sorry to hear about your chickens, sigh!

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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Wed July 29th, 2009, 11:59 pm

102, hottest day in history in Seattle.

This is one history I wish we hadn't made!

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Edit: 103 now :(
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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Thu July 30th, 2009, 12:04 am

"SonjaMarie" wrote:102, hottest day in history in Seattle.

This is one history I wish we hadn't made!

SM


You beat me to it. Not only that but there was a lovely brushfire in the medians on I5 today (gee, wonder what started that???) and traffic was gridlocked everywhere.

I am leaving now to go stick my head in the freezer again........
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Divia
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Postby Divia » Thu July 30th, 2009, 12:27 am

It was humid today, and not at all comfortable. And it has been raining a lot too. the weather sucks this summer.
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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Thu July 30th, 2009, 1:34 am

We lost power for about 40 minutes, the weather is doing odd things to electricity today!

Edit: sigh a book I have been keeping an eye on was at really cheap, I was looking at the ratings for the seller when the power went out and now the book is gone, dang it!

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Madeleine
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Postby Madeleine » Thu July 30th, 2009, 11:23 am

"Susan" wrote:We've had three or four thunderstorms today in New Jersey. I lost count...it could be more! My daughter who lives in Seattle is glad she is here where it is cooler than Seattle. Think cool thoughts all you North-Westerners!


There was a report on the news here today about your heatwave in the Northwest US; in the northwest here they have floods, with people on a campsite waking up to find it flooded, and a family of swans outside their tent :)

Here it's raining and we've just had a rumble of thunder. I've noticed that whenever our so-called weather experts forecast a good summer....it pours most of the time. :mad: We hada nice week in May, and another one in June, and apart from the odd few decent days that's been it!
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sweetpotatoboy
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Postby sweetpotatoboy » Thu July 30th, 2009, 11:37 am

"Madeleine" wrote:Here it's raining and we've just had a rumble of thunder. I've noticed that whenever our so-called weather experts forecast a good summer....it pours most of the time. :mad: We hada nice week in May, and another one in June, and apart from the odd few decent days that's been it!


I know! It's terrible, isn't it? At least the Met Office have finally admitted they got it completely wrong and that their prediction of a barbecue summer was balls.
Well, at least it means the Tube hasn't been unbearable this summer...


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