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I could use a comfy fire about now, or any fire for that matter.  The house is down to 65 F degrees (18.3 C) due to a cold front moving through the last couple of days, but I'm loath to turn the heater on yet.  We were supposed to start warming again tomorrow, but that has been pushed to Friday now.  With overnight lows of 41-42 F (5-5.5 C) and not getting out of the 60s until Friday, I might have to give in and turn the darn thing on for a few hours.

 

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We usually get your weather a couple of days after you but this time it stalled in the mountains.  Meanwhile we are stuck with highs in the upper 80's.  I'm so ready for Fall!

 

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While I am definitely ready for fall, the first few times we don't get out of the 60s, I always feel way too chilled.  I imagine that I'll be acclimating fairly soon though.  Even though we are currently slated for 80s on Friday, our weekend looks to be dropping back to highs in the 60s again.  We probably have a few more weeks though before 60s are more the norm.

I actually heard on the radio the other day that we usually average about 4 inches of snow in Oct.  Not sure I'm quite ready for that yet.

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It was 84 and extremely humid Monday. It's currently 55 and still humid. It'll go into the 40s on Friday. Meanwhile, I got six inches of rain overnight, forcing me to climb a ladder during a thunderstorm to scoop leaves out of my gutters.

I love Wisconsin!

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I have two words for you, Maddy:

Gutter Helmet

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We have a micro mesh style protection system.  The holes are VERY fine, and allow only water to get into the gutter.  Some types with larger holes will trap pine needles and leaf stems in the holes.  The types that work on surface tension (the actual Gutter Helmet product, for example) also work OK but can allow fine debris into the gutter, which may accumulate over time.

And five more words...

Don't climb ladders in thunderstorms!

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2 hours ago, Lindal Kidd said:

I have two words for you, Maddy:

Gutter Helmet

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Thanks, Lindal.

I tried a fine mesh gutter guard in the past and even during moderate rains it overflowed on the worst section of my roof. Gutter guard looks better, as it's corrugated and provides a bit more area for water penetration. I might try it.

Even though I cleared the gutter before the heavy rain last night, it still overflowed. A napkin calculation, based on peak rainfall rate (7"/hr) from a nearby weather station, says my house and barn were dumping more than 400gpm into the lake at one point. I got just under six inches in just under three hours. This is the third storm of this magnitude to hit me this year. I'm all wet!

As for standing on ladders in thunderstorms...

...pfft!

When I was little I'd crawl up on the roof with Dad to watch storms blow in from the west. The only reason I don't do stuff like now is that my trees are too tall.

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6 hours ago, Madelaine McMasters said:

When I was little I'd crawl up on the roof with Dad to watch storms blow in from the west. The only reason I don't do stuff like now is that my trees are too tall.

The solution is obvious - climb the trees.

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It was 2degreesC overnight. We ran the heating last night for three hours. The second time this autumn (fall).

This morning it's around 5c......all our upstairs windows steam up with heavy condensation, but that's way better than growing up with no central heating, frost patterns on the inside of the upstairs windows, and a tumbler of water on the window sill which iced over.

Back then I got dressed in bed.

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Good morning fun seakers! Happy Thursday! The weather is very nice here in Florida.  A hint of fall in the air in the early morning. However very hot and humid during the day still. I can't wait till winter comes and we get relief from the hell that is normal weather here in Florida. Have a great day all!

 

Peace!

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3 hours ago, BelindaN said:

that's way better than growing up with no central heating, frost patterns on the inside of the upstairs windows, and a tumbler of water on the window sill which iced over.

Back then I got dressed in bed.

I remember those days. I'd go to sleep under a mound of heavy blankets and wake up with frost on the window next to my head. As much as I enjoy having a good furnace and proper insulation, I still miss watching Orion in the sky out of my old bedroom window, and the feeling of crisp air and cold wood floors to wake me in the morning.  Those were good years.

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1 hour ago, Rolig Loon said:

I still miss watching Orion in the sky out of my old bedroom window,

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Happy Thursday All, great visual description Rolig watching Orion out your window which may have looked something like this in the fall😁  Keeping with the stars theme now some Thursday wisdom from Yoda and Spock.  I just noticed that both have pointy ears, how weird is that!

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Good morning everyone! Happy Friday! Here is a thought for the day. - Thought for the day - We are all time travelers.  All of us are. We are traveling into the future. Everything we do or say effects the future. We all have the power to change the future for the good or the bad. The choice us up to you. - Hippie Bowman

Peace!

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Happy Weekend one and all.....its been officially fall for a couple of weeks here.....thought i would drop by with some treats for everyone : )

Warm Regards,

Josephine

 

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Good morning fun seakers! Happy Tuesday.  I am saddened by the passing of Ginger Baker.  In my humble opinion,  Ginger was the best drummer on earth. Enjoy this song sung by the late great Ginger Baker.

 

 

Peace!

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Happy Wednesday Forum Readers!  We need some inspiration to get us through the rest of the work week😁

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The first meme is very catchy, EBB wrote some very cool poetry, Thank you Steve Jobs for Apple, and Will Rogers very profound (and funny).

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I am feeling sorry for myself.  I just had my flu jab in one arm and blood taken from the  other arm.

I then discovered the law  (according to Cindy)  states that this means I must eat a caramel donut.  So I did :)  Happy Friday 

 

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3 hours ago, Hippie Bowman said:

Hey hey! Happy Friday fun seakers!

 

Peace!

 

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This was my week, but I'm hoping things are looking up for me!

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