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Old 09-03-2012, 02:52 PM   #5351
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I'm doing diddley squat, and am headed down to the pool to float around and read Kindle in her waterproof case.
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Old 09-03-2012, 02:58 PM   #5352
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I just got Stirling to help make the screen door sort of cat proof. It has a lock, but when Shreddy gets rambunctious while climbing the screen, he can get it off the track and then the lock doesn't work. This only happens if there is another cat visiting in the yard.

So I ran a wire around the post in the middle of the screen door, attached a locking hook and Stirling put an "eye" in the frame. I had been tying it shut with some fishing wire, but that was a real nuisance.
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Old 09-03-2012, 03:06 PM   #5353
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Helpful hint. When I copy a recipe or technique from a DC thread I type in the member's name so I'll know who shared it with me.
Thanks, Andy. I usually do just that. Should have done my research before I posted. When I checked the recipe in my Recipes file, I found it was Chief Longwind's. He always gives such nice, detailed instructions.
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Old 09-03-2012, 03:22 PM   #5354
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I'm catching up with DC after being cut off for five days due to the power outage and cable being down (because of Isaac).
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Old 09-03-2012, 03:29 PM   #5355
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I'm catching up with DC after being cut off for five days due to the power outage and cable being down (because of Isaac).
Glad to see you back. We figured that was why we hadn't seen you in a while. How was it?
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Old 09-03-2012, 03:35 PM   #5356
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Hi Z! Glad you are back on!
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Old 09-03-2012, 03:42 PM   #5357
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Old 09-03-2012, 03:54 PM   #5358
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Thanks!! I really missed being here. The storm was very windy and wet, but our building held up beautifully. Being without power for 99 hours, now that was rough. I'll have to restock my fridge, but that's not bad.

I was wanting to clean out my freezer, so I got my wish there. Is that what they mean, "Be careful what you wish for."?

The storm calmed down over the next couple of days, and then with no power and no wind, it got nasty muggy and hot.

Fortunately we still had plenty of water (cold), so cold showers helped for a few minutes.

What bothered me the most was that once the power was restored, I went to the computer to check in with DC and found that I had no internet. Also, no TV.

I was surprised that it was available when I checked this afternoon. Still no TV, but that may require some time with technical support and I wanted to recharge my phone first as they have a 5 minute wait to talk to a tech.

I left my bedroom window open part way when I went to bed on Tuesday, and woke in the middle of the night to a soaking wet carpet, which is still not totally dry.

I'm running a box fan in hopes that it will help.

A couple of places on my bedroom walls were showing signs of mildew, but I'm controlling that with some spray cleaner with bleach.

It helps that today the humidity is finally a little lower. New Orleans is a damp place, with humidity usually 80-90%. Today is the first day since well before the storm, that there is more blue sky than clouds.
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Old 09-03-2012, 04:02 PM   #5359
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Zhizara, I'm so glad you are well. I was thinking of you.
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Old 09-03-2012, 04:56 PM   #5360
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Thanks, Alix. I missed you too. It was so frustrating knowing I had absolutely no way of letting anyone know what was going on. I'm was so happy to find I had Internet back today!
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