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Discussion in 'Games & Riddles' started by Louise Williams, Jan 11, 2016.

  1. Steve North

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    Kate....
    I promise you I will NEVER complain again about the flies we have..
    Seems like you out-do us by a long shot......
    Deadly snakes ??? ............. Deadly spiders ??? .............. Hmmmm !!!!!!!! ................. I think we have it very good up here with those small black flies that only last about 3 weeks and the mosquitos that aren't really that bad...
     
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  2. Steve North

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    I will take our snow and cold anytime, rather than the extreme heat, and who know what, as far as those poisonous snakes and spiders goes....
     
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    Steve, do y'all have any kind of snakes and spiders there?
     
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    Shirley.... NO... nothing like that.. No snakes that are dangerous.. Only garter snakes that are about 6" to 12" long and they are harmless.. They eat toads, frogs, and field mice..
    The only spiders we have are the small ones that are more of a pest than dangerous.. No venomous snakes or spiders..

    Kate...………….…. WOW !!!!!
     
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  6. Kate Ellery

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    Regarding info I described briefly in things you dislike @Shirley Martin
    A Stobie pole is unique to south Australia it’s our poles that carry our power lines
    They are a mixture of steel and concrete.
    It’s rare to see stobie poles in other states like Queensland / Victoria / NSW ( unless other states have installed them since we spent two,years traveling around Australia in 2004- 2006 )

    Most other states use wood ( useally plantation grown pine ) that is not favoured by termites
    Many people are killed in SA buy hitting stobie poles ,with a car / truck / motor bike being very strong steel people dont stand much of a chance of surviving if they hit one
    With modern underground electricity now days the stobie pole is disappearing as new areas / road ways are developed
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stobie_pole
     
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  7. Steve North

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    We up here use wood for our poles..
    I'm not sure what kind of wood it is, but I know that some are cedar and the poles are treated to last 50 or more years..
     
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  8. Shirley Martin

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    @Kate Ellery , they are not very pretty but seem to be functional. I can see how hitting one with a car would be bad.
     
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    I will be gone for a while..........
    My daughter and her daughter (my granddaughter) are coming to our house for the Thanksgiving Weekend which is today Friday till Monday..
    They will be staying in the 2nd bedroom where my desktop computer is..
    My wife has a laptop that I often use to post on here, but I want to spend all the time with them.. We don't get to see them very often and time with them is important..
    I will be back on here late Monday night or Tuesday...
    It is our Thanksgiving this weekend.............
     
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    Just a very quick update...
    TURKEY.... TURKEY.... AND MORE TURKEY is what we have been eating..
    Stuffing, carrots and turnip mix, broiled potatoes, cranberry sauce, and a homemade apple crisp served with real whipped cream for dessert..
    Non alcoholic apple cider (bubbly) as the champagne....
    Pot of Folgers...

    Nobody walked away not fully stuffed from the table that we set with our good dishes and silver wear..

    I think there will be enough TURKEY for us to eat till the end of the year ...... It was only an 11 pounder but there is an awful amount of meat on that bird...
    I kept on referring to the TURKEY as .. "A dead Bird".. to which they didn't appreciate it, especially my granddaughter who is going on 8 years old... C'mon grandpa, that's not nice to the TURKEY.... Kids will be kids.....

    I made them French Toast for breakfast one morning and scrambled eggs and chicken bacon with toasted bagels the next day.. They absolutely loved grandpa's cooking.. A novelty..
    Must run but I will be back later on..... maybe ....
     
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    I'm back.. They left to go home in Toronto..
    We had the most wonderful visit ...... EVER !!!
     
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    We are off to some friends house for another Thanksgiving dinner tonight..
    Personally, I'm pretty all turkey'd out.. I hope there won't be another turkey dinner, but one must be gracious and polite when invited out...
     
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  13. Shirley Martin

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    A belated Happy Thanksgiving, Steve. Sounds like it was great. I hear you about the turkey. I like turkey but we can never eat all of it. I freeze some of it for later but after it stays in the freezer for more than a week or so, it gets an off taste to it. I wind up throwing some of it away.

    I take it that the snow held off until they left?
     
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    LOL Shirley about the snow.. Not just yet, but it will be here within the next few weeks.. I don't put my snow tires on till it is really winter because the first snowfall always melts and it isn't necessary to have the tires on just yet.....
    My tractor is still out and I haven't finished winterizing the outside of the house yet.. Putting away the patio furniture, the summer ornaments, and taking in ALL the plants that can be saved.. I still have some carrots in the garden to be picked and then the garden must be turned and weeded..

    We had standing roast beef for the meal that we were invited out to.. What a change from turkey..
     
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    For some reason, when I'm tired of turkey, the first thing I want is some kind of beef.
     
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    Turkey casserole with a ton of veggies for supper tonight.. I still have enough turkey left over for ONE more meal...
     
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  17. Shirley Martin

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    Steve, have you had a turkey, lettuce and tomato sandwich? That's my favorite way to eat leftover turkey.

    We are having the remnants of Hurricane Michael now and tonight. If you ever need a rainy day, I can send you one today.
     
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  18. Shirley Martin

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    Our power just went off. It's back on right now but who knows for how long. The ground is super saturated and we are having gusty winds. It won't take much to blow trees down over power lines. If I go away, never fear, I will be back …. sometime. ;):p
     
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    If you go away, you will be missed till you return..
    For goodness sake Shirley............. PLEASE take care and don't try to be a hero.. We still need you on here ...
     
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    Shirley........... how are you doing ?????????
    Lets hear from you .........
     
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  21. Shirley Martin

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    We survived. LOL We had some really fierce winds for about an hour. They were stronger than the winds we had during Hurricane Florence. I lost some tree limbs but I think they were already dead limbs. The power was off and on many times during the night even after the wind calmed down. Today is a perfect October day. Sunny and cool. I have my windows and doors open for the first time since last fall.

    My son picked up the tree limbs:

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    That's not all of them. He had already picked up some of them.
     
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    @Holly Saunders , Bubba is here and he wants me to go outside and let him play. So I'll see y'all later.
     
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    See ya shirley have fun... :D
     
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  24. Steve North

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    Glad your OK....
    A few dead branches that fell down is nothing..
     
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    We had very strong winds yesterday...and same today but to a little bit lesser degree... Lots of tree branches down, and people's fences.. No damage to our thank the Lord!!
     
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