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post #1 of 68 Old 01-10-2020, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
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A Brand New Friday Night Conversation

Hope yours is off to a better start than mine. Knock at the door early this morning. Meter reader says you have a leak on YOUR side of the meter. Of course it's on my side. Went and pulled cover. Meter under water. Bailed it out, monkeyed with it as much as I could, but seems to be beyond box coming up out of the ground. Plumber on way. I didn't notice with all the rain the extra water.

Supper to night no thought yet. What are your plans for this evening?

I'm excited Sam Houston opening day today which means I will be racing well into the evening.

Some bad weather expected in the Southland this weekend. Post what is going on with you. Be safe everyone.

I'm will check in as I can. Got the old we will be there between 12-2.

Keep a good thought it's nothing major.

Sorry for no kick off topics this week. Anything that is on your mind. We have had some good ones, with the Stolen Property definitely the post of the week.
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post #2 of 68 Old 01-10-2020, 01:02 PM
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Sorry about your plumbing woes! I guess the silver lining is that you're not in a place where it's cold enough to freeze solid

Bad weather is definitely the story of the weekend here. Starting tomorrow morning, we're supposed to have 1-2 inches of rain, with temps going up to 50*F tomorrow and early Sunday, then dropping back to 20*F by Sunday night. We have several inches of snow on the ground now, so what this means is that we're going to have massive flooding and then a flash freeze. We can't seem to get "real" winter to stick this year. Since mid-December, there's been nearly constant freezing-thawing and the base layer of footing is ice so it's not really safe to ride. Very frustrating and tough on the animals. So, I guess you and I both need some good thoughts about avoiding flooding!
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post #3 of 68 Old 01-10-2020, 01:02 PM
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Happy Friday all!! Been out of town all week for work so tonight and this weekend I plan on staying in my pjs! Well unless the rain holds off and I can get a ride in. I do have to do some fence mending this weekend as the young guy will NOT stay in if the fence is off.. the others don't test it just him. My poor sitter wasn't my usual one so she doesn't do horses a lot so when she saw him out she called me... I said just grab feed and he'll be right on your heels.

@aubie - I really hope it's nothing major! Sending good thoughts your way.

Yes everyone be safe as there are going to be some bad storms in TX. It's supposed to be in the 70's here this weekend.. crazy weather!

Tonight I think I'm going to do honey mustard salmon with everything but the bagel seasoning and a salad.... tend to eat too much when I'm travelling so feel blah...

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post #4 of 68 Old 01-10-2020, 01:08 PM
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Ugh, that sucks about the leak. Hopefully the plumber takes care of it!

Happy Friday! :)

We had some snow this week & rain, nothing crazy, but it's gonna be super nice this weekend (50-60F) so I'm excited to finally ride. Didn't ride last weekend because it rained the entire weekend.

Not doing much this weekend though. Cleaning the house. Seeing a movie on Sunday, Knives Out. Hopefully it's funny. Some good actors in it.

Picking up Maple's (1 of my Guinea pigs that passed away a week ago) pawprint plaque tomorrow at the vet. Her sister Maisie is doing OK, giving her lots of extra cuddles & playtime. They were inseparable. I put Maple's blanket in with her, so she always lays near it/sniffs it. <3 Just sucks when pets die...they are never here long enough.

Is it 5pm yet???????!

Ride more, worry less.
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post #5 of 68 Old 01-10-2020, 01:14 PM
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Yay for Friday. I'm sorry to hear about your woes @aubie and hope it is nothing serious.

Sounds like folks from all over are having to deal with bad weather in one form or another. For us, we are entering a long cold snap with daytime highs of only -28 celsius (-18F). With the windchills we expect to be in the -'30's and close to -40. This cold snap is expected to last for over a week.

I'm Ok with a few cold days, but prolonged cold gets really annoying. It is difficult to do much of anything and being in the house can get boring.

I have made a few plans to meet friends for coffee/drinks to make sure i don't suffer from cabin fever too badly. The horses are all bundled up and will have to make sure they get loads of hay to keep them warm.

Dinner plans tonight? Not sure. I am maybe meeting a friend for a drink, so dinner might be an apple on the drive there (I hate buying bar food). I have left over quinoa chili in the fridge so could always heat some of that up as well.

Weekend plans are pretty dismal. I will get a mileage run in (indoors, on the treadmill) and maybe meet a friend for coffee. Other than that I will probably get the house cleaned and just try to stay warm.
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post #6 of 68 Old 01-10-2020, 01:23 PM
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I'm stuck at home. We got rain and then 4" of snow on it.

Ohhhh... I could have made it out, but the only thing on my agenda was a 120 mile trip to a client's house and way too much of that on interstate. I'd stay on the road, but those other people! Very often drive too fast for conditions. I don't want to play today.

I'm still cleaning out the freezer from all the company we had. I cooked so much ahead. It was great. I wasn't going to have to live in the kitchen. Then...

One of the guests calls the day before. Says she may be diabetic but won't know for several days (holidays, lab schedules, doctor off). *screeching of brakes* I had to completely change the menu and have different options to cover everyone from teens and Marines to possible diabetic.

It went fine and she found out she does not have diabetes when she got home.

But, I have many casseroles frozen. I've given some to neighbors. One to a guy at work with a big family...

Farrier cancelled. Asking to wait until this cold snap passes. I don't blame him.
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post #7 of 68 Old 01-10-2020, 01:25 PM Thread Starter
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Ugh, that sucks about the leak. Hopefully the plumber takes care of it!

Happy Friday! :)

We had some snow this week & rain, nothing crazy, but it's gonna be super nice this weekend (50-60F) so I'm excited to finally ride. Didn't ride last weekend because it rained the entire weekend.

Not doing much this weekend though. Cleaning the house. Seeing a movie on Sunday, Knives Out. Hopefully it's funny. Some good actors in it.

Picking up Maple's (1 of my Guinea pigs that passed away a week ago) pawprint plaque tomorrow at the vet. Her sister Maisie is doing OK, giving her lots of extra cuddles & playtime. They were inseparable. I put Maple's blanket in with her, so she always lays near it/sniffs it. <3 Just sucks when pets die...they are never here long enough.

Is it 5pm yet???????!
I am sorry to hear that.
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post #8 of 68 Old 01-10-2020, 01:48 PM
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@aubie - fingers crossed for a quick fix.

The weather's been unsettled all week, stormy on Tuesday, which caused all sorts of problems across the smaller islands. Areas to the south of me had some snow yesterday but, other than some flooding and gales, the worst of the weather missed us. It's been misty today and the weekend's to be wet and 11C/51F.

It was my first week back at work after the holidays and it's taken a bit of effort to get back into a routine, so I've nothing planned for the weekend. I'm just glad that it's Friday.

I know that I'll need to do some housework and the house gutters will need to be cleaned, as I'd a waterfall at one end of the house during the recent heavy rain. The force must've dislodged moss from the roof and blocked the down-pipe.

Tonight i'd battered cod and chips/french fries and afterwards, a slice of my friend's gluten and a dairy free walnut cake. Yummy!

Happy Friday!
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post #9 of 68 Old 01-10-2020, 02:10 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone. Guess we will find out soon. I'm hopeful because whatever it is seems to be coming from right at the meter so hopefully no real digger anything.
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post #10 of 68 Old 01-10-2020, 02:11 PM
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I know that I live in terror of that 'leak' on YOUR side of the line thingy. Our pipes are 60 years old, at least, so you never know. My dad had a sewer problem on his side and it cost him something like $20K!! outrageous.


Here , well, just take a guess at the weather. We don't even need a weather forecast it's always "RAIN!" It's another gray, damp, cold day. This is the kind of endlessly overcast and wet day that is written about in Lewis and Clarke's diaries when they arrived at the Pacific Ocean and spent the worst winter of their lives there.


That said, we do have snow in the forecast for next week. It's rare here, so it causes major traffic angst, since no one knows how to drive in it, and there are hills EVERYWHERE.


I've been on a new years cleaning streak; clean out fridge/freezer, boxing up stuff for Goodwill, and burning old bank statements and crap that I saved, thinking I might need someday. a rainy day makes for a safe bonfire.
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