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IBM YOU SUCK!

By: calpoppy , 11:13 PM GMT on January 25, 2017












We got snow!




Rabbits enjoy the snow:)



Birds enjoy the snow

White Crowned Sparrow Juvenile



adorable Nuttall's Woodpecker females enjoy the snow:)



Beautiful Dark Eyed Juncos enjoy the snow!



And we enjoy the snow, but no pics of us, hahahaha!

THE BEST NEWS TODAY.......... NATE AND FAMILY COMING TO THE WEST COAST FOR 4 YEARS!!!! Astoria Oregon, yahooooooooooo!! Mr. P will finally be able to be a grandpa:)))))


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194. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
6:06 PM GMT on March 19, 2017
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193. calpoppy
2:04 PM GMT on March 17, 2017
Hi WTS! I hope you saw tons of flowers, lots of Ajo lilies are blooming down there now, love them!!! Freesias are my fav spring flower, I only have a few in the greenhouse.

Hi WW! Yes you have been having some very full days!!

Thanks for the update Rob! It is wonderful what you did! I know you wanted to keep up your blog, but to also include us is, well just super!!!

Hahaha Sandi! Love it!! I had thought about something like that a few years ago. I guess I should invest:)) I have bakers pads, They are used in professional bakeries, but I never wear them correctly, LOL! So I probably deserve to be burned:((

Hi GG! Well thank you for the thought!!! I shall invest!!

Tomorrow is the wildflower walk and I am not going:((( It is 1 1/2 hours away and from everything I read the wildflowers in that area are not exceptional! The only thing I will miss is the falconers with their birds. Our wildflower show is not looking real good right now. A few small areas but not like the last two years. My personal opinion is 1. To cold of a winter 2. rain not at right time for germination 3. seed bank not there because of two successive years of good bloom.

We did take a quick trip to the Blue Cut burn area the other day. The California Peonies which are not showy but interesting are going crazy, lots of wild hyacinths and tons of delphiniums that have not bloomed yet. Some unknowns that I need to ID yet. Lost lake is lost again, darn lake keeps disappearing, LOL Was pretty full the last time I was there, now all gone.



We did find some poppies, these aren't calpoppies but Mojave gold poppies:))



I am home for three days straight, yahooooooo! Monday I have to go for a blood test (routine) and then out to the Mojave narrows lakes and then to allergy shot. I have to go to the Narrows because the blood test I take at 7 in the morning so way to early to get an allergy shot, so it will be nice to be at the Narrows in the morning.
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192. GardenGrrl
3:23 PM GMT on March 16, 2017
Now Sandi, those are some good oven mitts. could probably grab pasrty pans by the over hanging lips and not worry about dropping it.

Shall we all chip in and send some to Calpoppy for Christmas? The way time is flying it will be here in a few more weeks.
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191. sandiquiz
2:32 PM GMT on March 16, 2017
I think it is time you bought a decent pair of oven gloves.... they have come a long way from the unwieldy mitts.
These are professional standard - fingers for movement and made of Nomex!

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190. RobDaHood
3:21 AM GMT on March 16, 2017
Sorry I didn't get over here to catch WWise's question. Thanks for providing the link. I've been up to my eyebrows in code for the last week.

Amazingly everything seems to work and work rather well. Now it's mostly a matter of improving ease of use and adding minor things. It works a little different in that it organizes blog entries into collections which show multiple posts on one page instead of having to go to a blog's archives to view a previous entry (although with time, there will be an archive automatically generated and listed my month and year) but I think once folks get used to it, it will make sense and be easy. Not going to make any big changes right now until we get some mileage on it and some feedback.

Member blogs are ready to go as soon as I get some feedback from people doing a post in the Testing area so I can see what does and doesn't make sense. Then I can do a short tutorial on how to set up an run a blog. Then I'll set aside some time so that I can be there all day for a couple days, we'll add a blog or two at a time, and after a few people get the hang of it the community can help each other, just like we do here. Ken got a post up with no problems today on the testing area. One thing that I think people will like is the "What you see is what you get" editor for creating blogs. So much more flexible. Again, something new to get used to, but much more powerful in the long run.

As for WU, I'm still checking in here. I try to read a few blogs every day and check in on my own blog.

I really appreciate the people here on WU and the support from bloggers, commenters, and lurkers alike has been very encouraging. Thanks!
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189. WeatherWise
2:43 AM GMT on March 16, 2017
Thanks, Poppy. I am afraid I have had so few in online and a so tired by that point I can't seem to get in gear.

Not sure now where I fiund it perhaps on Rob's blog....not even sure but ventured over a couple of times but have not gotten back.Things will come to a lull soon.

Hope your hand is less painful and will soon start to heal.
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188. WatchinTheSky
9:20 PM GMT on March 15, 2017
Alternative size! LOL My freesias have been blooming for a few weeks, another sign of spring - we put the tortoises back outside from their winter snooze in the house. Cold rain is over, I think..

I see your temp is 80, pretty nice. Only a little warmer here. Tomorrow is the super bloom trip! Well, I hope super ;-)
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187. calpoppy
1:39 PM GMT on March 15, 2017
Hi Sandi! Every once in a while I do a nice job of burning myself. You would think that I would think that when I put my hand in the oven that I need to take it out straight back not up and back, LOL!

Hi WW! So sorry I have not gotten back to you on the link. Here is the link to Rob's new WU place Link On Ylee's twitter feed WU blog he has all the links up, done very nicely!!

LOL Ylee! Yup I need that especially when I iron, which thankfully is not very often if at all:)))

Blogs are a slowin' down! Everyone must be working on their new sites and learning it all. I will be here mostly until the end, then jump between the Ark and the WU Survivor Flickr group.

Burn is healing quite a bit faster then I thought it would. Though when I bump it, it still bleeds a bit. I have been putting polysporin on it so it should get it healed with a brand new scar to go with the other scar I have from the wood stove:)) It is not as sore as it was also, so all good as long as I keep my hands out of the oven!!

I was gone most of the day yesterday, shots, big box store and jean shopping. Have to tell this story, and I am not crowing about what size jeans I wear it is just about how sizes have changed!!!

Back when I had my first son (I was 26) I started out way to skinny (105) size 4 and after having Matt I lost the baby weight but kept on 10 lbs so 115, I was then in a size 6 pant. So roll forward through the years and another child and I now weigh 130. I have never worn anything but a size 6. So shopping yesterday I tried on a size 6 pair of Levis, and they were to big?????? WHAT?? How can I wear a size 6 though gaining 15 lbs over the past 30 some odd years and now they are big?? Because they have messed with the sizes. i have a pair of levis in my closet from two years ago and they fit, and now these new ones are to big. So I think that clothing manufactures have known that people are getting a bit bigger so they have made the clothing bigger but kept the sizes the same so we think we aren't that bad in weight, LOL! So I had to go to brand Lee to get a size 6 to fit me. Now I know if I went to skinny jeans (perish the thought) that the sizes would fit, at least I think so. But I don't think skinny jeans look good on anyone, especially not me:))) Now granted the jeans that I tried on were relaxed fit (what the heck is that) but the waist was huge on me, I tried finding something else but nothing else in my size. So it is a lot like alternative facts, it is alternative sizes, LOL!

My rant for the day:)

Weather has been very nice, all the trees are starting to show green, my dutch irises in the greenhouse are showing buds, my freesias are budding and so are the blueberries, creek still running well, more wildflowers germinating spring is showing itself here!
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186. Ylee
12:31 AM GMT on March 13, 2017
Quoting 184. sandiquiz:

Good Heavens, woman... you need wrapping in bubble wrap!!
I am glad you don't need to keep going three times a week for life!


Bubble wrap melts! Better use Nomex, lol!
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185. WeatherWise
3:10 PM GMT on March 12, 2017
Hi Poppy, What is the link for Rob's site? Do I need an invitation?

Your diy ceramic tiles projects sound neat and pretty. Fun.

Sorry to hear about your bad burn. IT can happen so quickly. Hope it heals easily. Take care.

A tiny bit of snow in TN overnight. It's already melted almost. Have a wonderful Sunday.
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184. sandiquiz
3:06 PM GMT on March 12, 2017
Good Heavens, woman... you need wrapping in bubble wrap!!
I am glad you don't need to keep going three times a week for life!
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183. calpoppy
2:31 PM GMT on March 12, 2017
Hi ycd! I love some of Leonard's songs. Did not know he wrote Suzanne!!

Hi bug!! I think I will stick with Flickr and Rob's new blogging site, especially since he will have individual blogs!

Hi WTS! Hummer sounds would be so funny on a phone!!

Hi Sandi! You do go on maintenance once all the colors sets have been done, there are 10 (two shots each) of each color set in which you get progressively more of the substances you are allergic to. The reason I am going so much is I am trying to speed up the process so I get immunity faster. Couldn't tell you how many color sets there are, maybe 5 all together?? GG is on maintenance right now I believe.

Well I got two mosaic/tile jobs done. The gluing is done on the vase though Steve and I are in disagreement on whether to grout it or not. Since I am not careful with the glue I am for grouting it, LOL! The other was a platform right out our kitchen window that we used to put the auto feeder for the peacocks. I tiled that with the folk art tiles ( lizards and peacock designs) and instead of grouting Steve cut some of our excess floor tiles to put between the tiles, I came out really nice. So I found a pot in the greenhouse that is a bit rustic and will stick a drought tolerant plant in it. Probably Aloe since I did a good job burning my self on the heating element of the oven a few days ago, You know it is bad when it does not hurt or bubble up like a first degree would do. Plus the ashes that were on my skin was a good clue on how bad it was . Healing up well though, just sore. I burned the same area years ago on the inside of my wood stove up in wrightwood, Now that one was bad, when I pulled my hand out the area that had touched the inside of the stove was smoking!!! That took about 3 months to heal:(( Just a slight scar now with another right on top of it.

To pretty out, must go hiking:)))
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182. sandiquiz
7:04 AM GMT on March 11, 2017
Quoting 180. palmettobug53:

I won't give up Sandi's group on Flickr, though.

I should hope not! Especially after all the hassle to get in!
I mean, how could you desert me after all we have meant to each other!! Sob!


Morning Poppy -- How long do you have to get these allergy shots? Is it three days every week... for life?? I should hope, once they have pumped you full of all these drugs, you can just got back for maintenance.
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181. WatchinTheSky
10:53 PM GMT on March 10, 2017
LOL, oriole ring tone :-) Mine is a cricket, but maybe I should look for hummer sounds :-)
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180. palmettobug53
4:55 PM GMT on March 10, 2017
I'll sign up on all three but will likely only visit one daily and rotate through the others as time allows.

Hurricane season might find me spending more time with Rain and Aqua's group. I'll just have to see how it shakes out. I won't give up Sandi's group on Flickr, though.
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179. ycd0108
4:09 PM GMT on March 10, 2017
"I am staying with this blog until the end, we will party the night away, well at least until it is time to go to bed, LOL!"
Or at least till IBM turns out the light.
Leonard Cohen, "Closing Time":
Link
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178. calpoppy
3:22 PM GMT on March 10, 2017
Hi GG! Kate is such a cutie!! No shyness what so ever, even for virtual Grammies, LOL!

Thank you PSP!!!! I totally forgot that September would be the slower time, like you said during the week. I will keep them both in mind. I liked the Cape Disappointment site for the campsite as they had a photo for just about every campsite so you know what you are getting. But a 1/2 hour away is a bit much! Plus having to cross the very busy bridge every day. Thank you for your info!!! They have some campsites along the beach but most are in the woods, I think it was 125 or more campsites that they have. Ft. Stevens does have the shipwreck to visit plus more beaches and such. So at least for the next 4 years we can try them both out, LOL!

Wow another 4 years there, oh my:(( It is all and all the military's choice as to where they will end up at. So don't count out Cali just yet.

This getting allergy shots two to three times a week is really cutting into my time, big time, LOL! it was an hour to get there yesterday!!!! Plus I had another routine test out that way plus Costco to go to. So home for three days then Monday off to the allergist again:(( I will start looking like a heroin addict soon with all the shots I am getting, LOL! I change arms every time so hopefully will prevent any scarring happening.

The gang is almost all over at Sandi's Flickr group now, bug came aboard yesterday and Ylee is in the wings. I highly recommend Rob's blog also.

Scott's Oriole here first like almost every year! Hummers, Orioles and Woodpeckers at the feeder. Must make more hummer food today. Wildflowers are still not happening out here yet. Don't know what to expect on the wildflower walk out in Lancaster this month, but at least they will have some falconers with their birds.

I am staying with this blog until the end, we will party the night away, well at least until it is time to go to bed, LOL! Farewell blog to come soon:(((
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177. PugetSoundPost
12:13 AM GMT on March 10, 2017
Hi! It is great that your family is congregating on the west coast soon! Your timing to go visit sounds super too - give them space to settle, then go while the weather is still decent. This isn't really a "news item", but it kind of looks like my Maryland kids will maybe try to stay on the east coast not far from where they are now, beyond med school (for residency), which would make it another 4 or so years from this spring/summer, at least. There are still a few months left before they even apply, and no guarantee on where they will be sent, so this isn't a "done deal" by far. However, it looks like that is where their preference is leaning right now. It is based on programs that best-fit, etc. Until recently we thought they were leaning to California. So this has been a bit of a set-back, but I am determined not to think too much about it for the time being.

Yes, I have been to Cape Disappointment! I have never camped there. I can't recall where the camping is!? About a year and a half ago I did a quick stop-by with my son. To get to the lighthouse you hike a longer-than-expected trail. Otherwise you don't really see it. The sun was setting, we still had to get all the way home along the winding coastal highway, so maybe that made it seem longer than I expected, since we were in a hurry. But from Bikini Beach (drive there) you get wonderful views of the lighthouse with the iconic ocean scene in front. If you catch it during a storm there are super dramatic waves that highlight those photos of the lighthouse. There is a CG training station that you pass on the hike to the lighthouse. You can't see too much of it, but a little. Will your son be there or actually in Astoria? Perhaps both, if he needs some kind of special training. On the same trip we also did a quick run-through of Fort Stevens. I know in the summer that park does get very full, and I suppose "crowded". Maybe it depends on what you plan to do - if you are basically just sleeping there, it would be a lot more convenient to Astoria, I think, but if you are looking for a "camping experience", then may not be the best. Oregon State Parks are wonderful. By September crowds are likely way reduced, especially during the week. That park does have some interesting areas to visit along the Columbia, a bit inland from the Pacific Beach. It is a nice ocean beach there too. Not much beach to access or walk on by Cape Disappointment.

Cape Disappointment Lighthouse from the trail:


North Head Lighthouse from a different trail, in the State Park:


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176. GardenGrrl
2:59 PM GMT on March 09, 2017
Hi Calpoppy, chuckled about Kate hurling towards the lap top to kiss you good bye. Cool you have orioles coming by.
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175. calpoppy
2:16 PM GMT on March 09, 2017
Hi WTS! Pretty shot of the Hooded!!! Our Scott's is out an about on the feeders and singing away on the Joshua trees! Nice to hear. Since I got a new phone I had to get a new ring tone, so of course I got an Oriole singing. Since I am not used to it yet when we went out to the Mojave Narrows my phone was ringing or singing:) and I started to look out for the bird LOL!

No FLOWERS here yet, well I did see 3 Fremont Phacelias blooming. Lots and lots of Mariposas sprouting, they look like corkscrews with they come up and tons of Fringed Onions. But no flowers as of yet.

Hi Bug! Hahaha Sandi rejecting your request!!! Hope to see you there soon:)) I had problems years ago with Gmail, I don't even remember what all it entailed but it was a problem!! It looks like those of us on WU will be spread out with the hurricane people going to Diskus and Rob having his own blogging platform and Sandi with FLickr. I can't spread myself that thin so I will stay with Flickr and visit Rob and his crew on occasion!

Hi WW! Kate is a sweetheart! Very loving baby girl. At only 18 months old I can't expect her to know the difference between virtual reality and real reality, LOL!

Hi PSP! I hope spring springs forth soon for you! I know you never got much of a summer last year. As far as communicating with Nate back East yes it has been more hit and miss, nap times interfere, LOL! But also the fact of two kids have made a difference and that they are doing more out there. I let them tell me when they can, we don't try to set up anytime in advance because it just never works out. I wonder how it will be like when they get to the West Coast!

We will be heading up to visit both my sons in September. Nate won't be arriving until the first of July so we thought we would give them some time to get settled before we see them. Have you been to Cape Disappointment??? It looks like a really nice campground a bit of a distance between there and Astoria but Fort Stevens which is closer has a huge amount of camping spots that it looks to be crowded. Though I do like Oregon State Parks, they are very well kept. I am hoping that Brody can spend a couple of days camping with us, wouldn't that be fun!!!!!

Hi Sandi! It can be an ongoing battle, LOL! Luckily for us there is not much to do with one room, though the bathroom is in need of new paint. We just rearrange furniture, LOL! We did get a new bedspread which we really like. It is so different from what we would normally get. It is black and khaki, but it is an old quilt design called Dakota star and it goes well with our old snowshoes on the wall behind the bed, more rustic I think.

Well my coat rack version 2.6 (thanks WTS) is finished and looks good. Certainly not what I had envisioned. What we ended up doing is keeping the 4 decorative tiles, eliminating the grout, taking off the other tiles, painting the whole thing dark brown and putting two more decorative tiles on either end. Whew, now that is finished I am working on a small bud vase with Van Gogh tiles, cutting them up into triangles and smaller shapes. Then another pot to do with flat pebbles, and then my small outside table will get worked on or actually table first pot second:)

Man I am going to miss this site, sigh.....

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174. sandiquiz
7:46 AM GMT on March 09, 2017
Decorating ..... Why is it the upkeep of a house is never ending! I really can't afford to have someone come in and do the whole thing in one go, so it is a bit here and a bit there. Once the shower room is newly refreshed, the bedroom will look in need of a make over!! Oh No!!
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173. WeatherWise
3:30 AM GMT on March 09, 2017
Hi PSP, Winter is coming back to us by the weekend -snow even.
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172. PugetSoundPost
3:25 AM GMT on March 09, 2017
Winter is still hanging on up here! The last few days had a few bouts of snow showers in the mornings, (no sticking) but today we had some early sunshine instead! We haven't seen the sun in a long while and it gave me a little extra spring in my step. But it didn't last long. Sprinkles this afternoon again. We could have some wind on Friday morning. I don't think we are going in the right direction toward spring! lol! Your story about Kate is cute. I imagine it kind of made your heart melt a bit, though. It is good she wasn't hurt! Do you find the time zone difference between you and your grandkids to be a problem in connecting with them? I do with little James. They live busy lives and are out a lot and then it seems that either he is sleeping (naps and also goes to bed pretty early) or eating or we are doing one of those (needing to allow a good amount of time to visit). My son, who has friends all over the world that he needs to connect with says that sometimes the much bigger time zone differences are easier to work with for connecting than the east coast/west coast one is.
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171. WeatherWise
8:49 PM GMT on March 08, 2017
Hi Poppy What a great capture of the oriole, WTSP

Poppy sounds like you temp is about like TN, today.

Cute and sweet. That Kate story.
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170. palmettobug53
5:07 PM GMT on March 08, 2017
Hi, Cal. Got myself signed up with Yahoo and am feeling my way around. I wanted a secondary personal email. Just in case, 'cause you never know. Took that blasted 2-step verification thingy off my Gmail. That's what has been giving no end of problems for the last year or more.

When Gmail first sent the notice out, I thought it was required, like it is for my work mail, if I try to access it from home. A real pain in the tushi. I found out you could turn it off. Couldn't get that done fast enough! I see Yahoo offers it, too, but I'm not touching it with a 10 foot pole. I do not need that headache again.

Am waiting on Sandi to approve me for her WU survivors group. Unless she rejects my application, to keep the riff raff out!
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169. WatchinTheSky
4:53 PM GMT on March 08, 2017
Are you starting to see good blooms in the upper desert? I'm definitely planning a Borrego trip, hope to get lots of good photos :-)

Orioles, we are getting orioles!! Yay! At least two, anyway. Can't wait for the chasing games and chatter to ramp up :-))


Hope you're up to full speed again soon, Ylee!
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168. calpoppy
2:48 PM GMT on March 08, 2017
Hi Ylee! I sure hope it is a glitch!!!! At least you can be here for now:)

Hi Sandi! A warm up today as our low this morning was 44. Yesterday it was cold again! That is great that the new roof warms up the conservatory, Max should be very happy about that!

I forgot to tell you all that the last time I facetimed with Nate, Kate did something very funny. Nate has an Ipad and I had asked Kate to give me a kiss, she just threw herself at the Ipad to give me that kiss, Nate just barely caught her. hahha I will have to watch it next time.

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167. sandiquiz
7:47 PM GMT on March 06, 2017
I definitely think there will be lots of 'Goodbye' parties going on! I am already baking the cake!!

I read somewhere you are cold again - 28 this morning?
I have to now put in writing that I LOVE my new conservatory roof! When the sun is shining in a morning,it comes in through the north east side roof. I have my breakfast in there - warm and cosy - looking out at the spring erupting garden and cuddled up with Max.
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166. Ylee
5:30 PM GMT on March 06, 2017
My company sucks worse than IBM! They cut off all my internet access, except for WU and the NWS! :P They are usually cyclic, so I could be back in two hours, or two years, I don't know! :(
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165. calpoppy
3:04 PM GMT on March 05, 2017
Hi Patti! Glad to see you will be part of the WU exodus to Flickr!! Oh, I found a geocache by accident, LOL! Was hiking and found it tucked into a hole in a tree.

Hi WW! You probably know the answer by now, no blogs like this one there. But a good place to meet up and discuss ideas of where we can all go that will allow individual blogging.

Hi Bug! I need to get over to WP and freshen up on how it works!!

Hi Karen! I am glad also!!!! To me FB has been good to get associated with some conversation and wildlife groups that I am interested in. I also got in contact with a gal I used to know in the nursery business so that was cool. But nothing beats this format for blogging and commenting in my opinion. Who ever designed this system did a heck of a job!

Maybe we should do a final blog party at the end of March, our final goodbye to what used to be a great site.

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164. SBKaren
1:18 AM GMT on March 05, 2017
I'm glad we're friends on FB and I hope more join. There is already a FB page for WUBAs, I'll send you an invite. It might be easier than Flickr, but I don't know Flickr very well, could be just as good. I'm sad about this, I've been here since 2005, it's like loosing an arm!
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163. palmettobug53
7:51 PM GMT on March 03, 2017
Got your mail, Cal!

Within the next week or two I should have myself signed up with Sandi's group in Flickr and at WordPress. I may keep my WP blog private until I get it set up the way I want; then I'll have a grand opening! Shore has sent me some info and said she'll help walk me through the first steps.
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162. WeatherWise
7:44 PM GMT on March 03, 2017
Are there personal blogs on Flckr? Or only professional blogs, there? I was just wondering as I saw a blog link there.
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161. redagainPatti
6:25 PM GMT on March 03, 2017
I have known for a long time, IBM has problems. My dear uncle (passed away ten years ago and I blogged about it in here) Robert F Corder, worked for them way back... and left with really bad feelings with the company. It seems they messed up something with his retirement..
So if it helps you feel any better, IBM bites the hands that feed it, all the time.
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160. calpoppy
3:05 PM GMT on March 03, 2017
Hi Storm!! When I bake a pie I will always think of you:))) I hope you have a most wonderful life with cats and your wonderful pup!!

Hi Ylee! Hahahah! I guess we all knew it would happen but still it is a shock!! Especially when the word was they were keeping us! I will more then likely re-think word press. I hope you join our Flickr site just to keep in touch with us all! I trust we will find a blogging site that will fit us all but in the mean time at least we have a meeting place.


Not much time today, off to get an allergy shot, Mr. P and TNT are coming with me and then off to the Mojave Narrows to hunt for my Holy Grail bird, LOL! Then we were invited for pizza tonight for a community outreach meeting for a local conservation habitat groups grant application for restoring off road vehicle trails. So we will be going to that.



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159. Ylee
10:59 AM GMT on March 02, 2017
"IBM YOU SUCK!"

+10000000000 :' )

Setting up a place on Faketwitterfeed(and also on WP, when I get it set up) where the WU Diaspora can leave their contact info.

I know you have a WP blog; thinking about reviving it?
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158. StormDrain
6:23 AM GMT on March 02, 2017
I will miss your blogs very much.
:)
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157. WatchinTheSky
3:27 AM GMT on March 02, 2017
This is sucking big wind.... Really, how much effort would it be to keep the blogs?? I hope a good alt plan comes up. It's such a nice community we have (for a few more days). I think they are rubbing our nose in it by switching back to a font that normally depicts emoticons :-(
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156. calpoppy
8:04 PM GMT on March 01, 2017
I will bug, I need yours also! If any of you bloggers or Lukers want to keep in touch just ask and I will wu mail you my email!
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155. palmettobug53
7:43 PM GMT on March 01, 2017
I have your address but WU mail me your email. I'll check WUmail until I'm locked out.
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154. calpoppy
7:10 PM GMT on March 01, 2017
Before I reply to comments, I just want to say how sad I am that STUPID IBM won't keep our blogs. We have such a nice community!!!!

So where do we go?? I know some of you are FB friends and some are on Flickr but you know it just isn't the same!! Word press that is an idea and Ylee already is doing a similar test blog there. Maybe a closed FB group? I don't know......

First Trump now this........

Hi WTS! Wow did you get rain or what!! Mr. P made a comment about all the weather is going down south toward TJ. So glad you were in the right place for the hummer!!! Thanks for the almost last white rabbit greeting:((((

Hi WW! I would not have gotten another phone except when we went to a new carrier that had unlimited my old phone would not work with them. Glad you got another birdhouse and it gives your grandson something to fix!!

Hi Bug! A super short winter for you on the east coast!!!! Ours got extended, with cold temps for a week here. But it is suppose to warm up for the rest of the week. Thanks for the white rabbits. You get green pollen? Up in the mountains it was the yellow pollen from all the pine trees, would get in the house and cover everything. Our driveway was yellow everything was yellow, LOL! So far I have no allergies, I don't think my shots will help me out this soon!

Thank you Sandi!!!


Things just aren't going very well as of late, Trump, Mr. P's hand, my photo editor quit working, and now our blogs will be gone. SAD!!!

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153. palmettobug53
4:59 PM GMT on March 01, 2017
White rabbits, Cal!

I wish I could enjoy the lovely weather outside but the pollen is giving me fits, even with the zyrtec.

It rained a bit, night before last. All you can see, all over the parking lots, roads, etc. is lines and waves of green pollen that got washed out of the air and off the trees. My truck was clean yesterday morning. It was tinged with green again when I left work.
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152. WatchinTheSky
4:48 PM GMT on March 01, 2017


Looks like a sunny March for a while!
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151. sandiquiz
11:46 AM GMT on March 01, 2017


I hope spring, and warmer times, come this month to your corner of the globe :)
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150. GardenGrrl
10:56 AM GMT on March 01, 2017
White Rabbits, White Rabbits, White Rabbits!
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149. palmettobug53
7:34 PM GMT on February 28, 2017
Glad to hear that Mr. P is dong better. There's nothing worse than an under-the-weather man, no matter if it is injury or illness.

Our temps have dropped a bit since the weekend but it will probably hit 78 tomorrow, then back down to mid-to-low 60's. I can't remember when I was able to put away summer clothes for the winter and winter clothes for the summer. They've all been jumbled up for the last 8-10 years. Don't tell me everything is OK with the climate!
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148. WeatherWise
6:03 PM GMT on February 28, 2017
Hi Poppy, I am headed out to Raywood to get a new one. I will bring the old one back home with me. I thought I would give it to my 10 year old grandson who is in a stage where he thinks he can fix anything and enjoys trying plus my son enjoys helping him learn also. He has built several birdhouses from scratch so he might enjoy the challenge of repairing. He has used wood glue before. I am also giving him my old robots to tinker with - he is sure he can fix those, too. So I did not throw those out - will take them to him or he can get them when he comes - whichever comes first.

New cell phones sounds exciting. I should think on that but this one still works fine so will probably hang with it until it lets me down. You better grab that unlimited plan as some companies are doing away with that. I think I heard that Verizon is dropping unlimited something.

Have a good day and good luck with your redo of the coat rack or stand. Need pictures.
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147. WatchinTheSky
5:09 PM GMT on February 28, 2017
Finally found the slip of paper with directions on how to get here ;-) So you got some snow, yay! Even if the rain then melted it - the wildflowers should really like this spring! New phone for you - and LOTS of data, woohoo (especially the data part - nice not to have to worry about that. So on to Coatrack V2.0? Good luck on the tweaks!
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146. calpoppy
6:18 PM GMT on February 26, 2017
Hi Ylee! It already melted, rain came:((

Hi Sandi! Your 'sail' project looks really interesting!!! So much fun when you can pick the fabric yourself vs buying it already made with a fabric that just makes do! Yes we have had a fair amount of snow this year, but nothing like before the drought when a foot or more came pretty regularly!!

We are both doing well finally for Mr. P!! Thank you for asking!

I really like my new phone, though the cost is ridiculous at least to me hahahah!! There goes any savings we would have had with the new cell plan!! Fingers crossed weather will be good either tomorrow or Friday, for sure I will be going out to the Narrows then in search of the holy grail bird, LOL!

My coat rack project is being re-done, did not like the design on certain parts. To much grout in some areas. So I will re-think this one. Should be done in time for next winter, LOL!!! Hummm I just thought of something, off to see if it will work........

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145. sandiquiz
3:27 PM GMT on February 26, 2017
Snow! Sounds as though you have more snow this winter than we have!
Hope you and Mr P are OK ;)
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144. Ylee
3:21 PM GMT on February 26, 2017
Yay, snow! Especially if it melts fast, lol!
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