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It's FIESTA FRIDAY!!! Don't walk under the Ladder to get in!!
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bborchar
Rohan


Sep 15 2013, 1:02am

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Awesome! [In reply to] Can't Post

Love those, although mine wouldn't be as yummy ;)




"The thrill of the chase, the blood pumping through your veins...just the two of us against the rest of the world!" ~ Sherlock


Starling
Half-elven


Sep 15 2013, 1:55am

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My, my [In reply to] Can't Post

That is really beautiful. I love the colours. Lucky girl!


bborchar
Rohan


Sep 15 2013, 2:11am

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I very rarely do blankets (I'm more of a clothes/dolls sort of person), but I needed to use up some yarn, and we're going to give her room a big-girl makeover soon, so I figured she could have a beautiful new afghan for her bed when we do :) She likes pinks and purples, and if I'm going to spend a couple of weeks working on it, it's going to be pretty when I'm done with it :) The best part is that the yarn is a wool blend, so it's very, very soft and warm. My great-grandmother (who taught me how to crochet when I was 7) always had the ugliest and scratchiest yarn because she would never spend the money on nicer yarn...so now I have a bunch of brown/yellow/lime green/purple striped afghans in a cedar chest that I never use because they are so uncomfortable and don't match anything at all in my house (or anyone else's, I imagine XD).


"The thrill of the chase, the blood pumping through your veins...just the two of us against the rest of the world!" ~ Sherlock


Aunt Dora Baggins
Half-elven


Sep 15 2013, 12:29pm

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Sounds delicious! Have fun! :-) // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


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Ethel Duath
Valinor


Sep 15 2013, 6:25pm

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Oh, yummyyummyyummy!!! [In reply to] Can't Post

Might I suggest another trip out to the cabin soon? And of course, we all bring favorite recipes?AngelicCool


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Sep 15 2013, 7:12pm

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*tucks napkin in collar* OK! I'm ready! :D // [In reply to] Can't Post

 



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cats16
Valinor


Sep 16 2013, 3:02am

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Whoops, I'm late! [In reply to] Can't Post

Hi gramma, and everyone else, hope your weekend--now that it's almost over--was great! Wink

I would've joined you on that lemonade, gramma (I hope the auction went well!). I had quite a tasty one myself this afternoon.

I can say that my weekend was very calm compared to everyone with the terrible weather situations in Colorado and NZ. Hope the clean up process (once it finally begins) goes smoothly with no additional problems! SmileSmile

Happy to say that AUJ CHOW discussions look to be very good so far, with the first week *hopefully* cracking 100 posts (only through day 3, too!)

Everyone have a great evening/morning/afternoon wherever in the world you're sitting. Smile


Aunt Dora Baggins
Half-elven


Sep 16 2013, 3:17am

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Wow! [In reply to] Can't Post

That sounds scary. Is the fire contained yet?


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"For DORA BAGGINS in memory of a LONG correspondence, with love from Bilbo; on a large wastebasket. Dora was Drogo's sister, and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo; she was ninety-nine, and had written reams of good advice for more than half a century."
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"A Chance Meeting at Rivendell" and other stories

leleni at hotmail dot com
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Aunt Dora Baggins
Half-elven


Sep 16 2013, 3:19am

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17,494 homes damaged, 1,502 homes destroyed, 11,700 people evacuated, 1,253 people unaccounted for [In reply to] Can't Post

And miles and miles of roads out. It's going to be a major clean-up.


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"For DORA BAGGINS in memory of a LONG correspondence, with love from Bilbo; on a large wastebasket. Dora was Drogo's sister, and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo; she was ninety-nine, and had written reams of good advice for more than half a century."
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"A Chance Meeting at Rivendell" and other stories

leleni at hotmail dot com
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Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Sep 16 2013, 4:47am

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Wow, those are some big numbers. [In reply to] Can't Post

Has the surge petered out yet, or are down-stream communities still preparing for what's to come?

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Starling
Half-elven


Sep 16 2013, 5:52am

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That's dreadful [In reply to] Can't Post

I really hope some of those 'unaccounted for' people turn up. Frown


Roheryn
Grey Havens

Sep 16 2013, 6:03am

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It's out! [In reply to] Can't Post

They got it out that morning, and it never got within sight of our house, though that's not saying much since we can't see far into the forest from here. But still, that smoke was pretty thick at 3 am so I knew it wasn't too far away!

Still, nothing like what your area's going through. This was all just a bit of inconvenience, really, in the grand scheme of things. People around you are going through a major disaster, and it's just so sad reading about it all!


Roheryn
Grey Havens

Sep 16 2013, 9:08am

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Mind-boggling. [In reply to] Can't Post

That's just dreadful! I'm so sorry you are having to endure it all. We've got some idea what it's like to go through natural disasters, though I think you may have it worse than we did. You just have to take one day at a time, as you slowly realize it's going to be a long, long time before things get back to some semblance of how they used to be. Hang in there -- we're sending lots of comforting thoughts from afar!


Aunt Dora Baggins
Half-elven


Sep 16 2013, 11:30am

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Thanks, Ro. [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm not really directly affected at all, except for a tiny bit of water in the basement, and worrying about my daughter, who has chosen to drive all over the state in the midst of this to take some friends to an anime con. I'll be glad when she gets home, though her neighborhood was evacuated briefly yesterday. But somehow I can't tear myself away from the news.

And of course a very selfish part of me is sad that I won't be able to get to my beloved mountains for a long, long time, since all the roads I could take out there have washed out. It's a very minor inconvenience compared to the stats I quoted, and I feel guilty for grieving for that when so many are suffering so much.


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"For DORA BAGGINS in memory of a LONG correspondence, with love from Bilbo; on a large wastebasket. Dora was Drogo's sister, and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo; she was ninety-nine, and had written reams of good advice for more than half a century."
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"A Chance Meeting at Rivendell" and other stories

leleni at hotmail dot com
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Aunt Dora Baggins
Half-elven


Sep 16 2013, 11:59am

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Sterling is expecting the surge to hit on Wednesday. [In reply to] Can't Post

And I suppose it could affect towns all the way into Nebraska. So far it's traveled about a hundred miles. It didn't help that we had really heavy rains on Sunday.

The death toll is still going up back in the mountains, but not, thank God, anything like what it was 37 years ago. The authorities have learned a lot from that one, and things like reverse-911 calls are saving lives.


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"For DORA BAGGINS in memory of a LONG correspondence, with love from Bilbo; on a large wastebasket. Dora was Drogo's sister, and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo; she was ninety-nine, and had written reams of good advice for more than half a century."
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"A Chance Meeting at Rivendell" and other stories

leleni at hotmail dot com
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Aunt Dora Baggins
Half-elven


Sep 16 2013, 12:38pm

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Whew! [In reply to] Can't Post

Smoke at 3AM is never a good thing. I've been there, but like the flood, it's never affected me directly. I'm glad you're safe!


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"For DORA BAGGINS in memory of a LONG correspondence, with love from Bilbo; on a large wastebasket. Dora was Drogo's sister, and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo; she was ninety-nine, and had written reams of good advice for more than half a century."
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"A Chance Meeting at Rivendell" and other stories

leleni at hotmail dot com
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Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Sep 16 2013, 4:43pm

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We had water in our basement too [In reply to] Can't Post

Even though we're high up on a hill, the ground was so saturated that our clay soil couldn't take any more and one of our window wells filled up with water above the level of the bottom of the window. Luckily, our basement is unfinished and we don't have anything valuable or dear to us stored on the side where it happened. B.G. invented an ingenious way to deal with it: he put the long end of a bath towel up against the window and the other end in a bucket and, voila, it wicked the water right into the bucket!

Yesterday, however, we had an hour-ling deluge and water started rising in the window well right away. Even thought we changed out the bucket for a big plastic storage bin, water was seeping in behind the towels and pooling on the floor almost faster than we could deal with it. Luckily, another towel, another storage bin and a bit of frantic mopping later, we're dry-ish again, though I'm staying home to babysit the window well as it's supposed to rain again this afternoon and B.G. already missed two days of work because of closed roads.

Like you, Aunt Dora, we feel supremely lucky that our residual from this storm is just a damp basement. I've never seen flooding this bad, or this pervasive, that caused this much damage here in Colorado. It's amazing what mother nature can do, and my heart goes out to all the people who lost their homes, their streets and their neighborhoods.


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Aunt Dora Baggins
Half-elven


Sep 16 2013, 9:07pm

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He's such a clever guy! [In reply to] Can't Post

I'll have to remember that trick when we have another one of these in a thousand years (I know, that's not really what a "thousand-year flood" means.) I'm so glad you are safe and relatively dry. Localized rainfall, like you and I experienced, is way different from being in the path of a swollen river.


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"For DORA BAGGINS in memory of a LONG correspondence, with love from Bilbo; on a large wastebasket. Dora was Drogo's sister, and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo; she was ninety-nine, and had written reams of good advice for more than half a century."
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"A Chance Meeting at Rivendell" and other stories

leleni at hotmail dot com
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Aunt Dora Baggins
Half-elven


Sep 17 2013, 3:58pm

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Me too. Many of them are turning up. [In reply to] Can't Post

Cell phone service and internet connections are out in the isolated mountain towns. The National Guard helicopters rescued 300 people yesterday, and hope to rescue as many today.

This is dreadful, but not as dreadful as what you've been living with all this time. And so many areas around here are perfectly normal, if you just don't drive too far.


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"For DORA BAGGINS in memory of a LONG correspondence, with love from Bilbo; on a large wastebasket. Dora was Drogo's sister, and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo; she was ninety-nine, and had written reams of good advice for more than half a century."
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"A Chance Meeting at Rivendell" and other stories

leleni at hotmail dot com
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