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post #1 of 67 Old 02-07-2020, 10:49 AM Thread Starter
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An Expanded Friday Night Conversation

First ok wow. I just thought I had something to complain about with the rain. We got 4 inches yesterday. Tv said a months worth in an hour. I know some had snow/ maybe some on the way. So check in and update.

What do you have going on ? Plans for the weekend? Are the being altered because of weather.

Dinner plans? - thought I would be fancy this week and upgrade what's for supper.

Speaking of upgrading thought I would in title to convey this being a whole weekend conversation. Just keep it going. Last weeks was really awesome. We did have commercials that added some. But still ended up totally different from where we started, which is cool.

In the just curious department-- who has heard of streak O lean? If so how do you pronounce it. I say strictlean. But that's my wonderfully delightful southernese. Just wondering about other parts of the country and around the world.

Breaking news. Looks like a light snow. Well what we call snow. Yall would laugh. Way to wet to stick. Remington loves snow. Can't. Get. Him. In. When it snows. And when it starts to melt he runs to the last patch.

As always any and all topics welcome.
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post #2 of 67 Old 02-07-2020, 11:04 AM
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- my friend is coming over to help film a video for school
-my friend made a tik tok account for CKDT (My dog training business) so we have to finish that up

- Making Brownies and cookies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMM OM OMMMMMMMMMMMMM
- then come to horse lessons (or as my dad says rider lessons lol)
- Makeing Dog jumps, show leashes, Traning leashes finishing the teeter toter

ANd finallyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

I gave up on the rainbow

Out with the boys.....
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post #3 of 67 Old 02-07-2020, 11:12 AM
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I hope the weather improves for you @aubie . It sounds miserable and not what i thought you'd get that far south.

Here, the weather's been very kind this week, almost a hint of spring when the sun was out. It's the calm before the storm though.

I've got nothing planned for the weekend as we're forecast to have gales tomorrow and Storm Ciara on Sunday. It's supposed to be have damaging winds and torrential rain. Apparently, it developed over Texas and is to barrel across the pond to hit here; the far north and smaller islands will be hit the hardest, although i don't think anywhere will escape. At least it's the weekend so most people won't have to travel.

Dinner is going to be Stovis - meat and potato stew with veg.

I've never heard of Streak O Lean LOL!
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post #4 of 67 Old 02-07-2020, 11:12 AM
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@aubie , how cold does it get where you are?? I imagine any snow would just melt? I thought I saw somewhere that a place in Mexico was getting snow! Crazy weather!

Our weather has not been bad - pretty mild winter temps this week, although I think we are supposed to get a bit of snow and colder temps this weekend.

I don't actually have much for weekend plans, which is kind of nice. Maybe I will actually get the house cleaned! It is my Mom's birthday this weekend so we will do a family dinner on Sunday and I have been told to make cake. I bought an angel food cake mix, but might make homemade chocolate cake if I'm feeling ambitious.

Hopefully the horses will get exercised, but that is weather dependent.

Dinner tonight?? No idea. I did buy stuff to make a vegetarian version of a reuben sandwich, so maybe that? Last night I had to drop our holiday trailer off in the city for repairs, then decided to do a Costco shop and had a physio appointment at 7. But the time I got home I was not interested in dinner so had half an apple and a piece of cheese.
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post #5 of 67 Old 02-07-2020, 11:22 AM Thread Starter
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It gets cold here. Well I mean cold for us. Will be a few degrees under freezing tonight.

Nothing like up there. I watched Woodbine harness last night. Snowing so much you could barely see them on backstretch.
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post #6 of 67 Old 02-07-2020, 11:28 AM
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Bad weather is definitely the story here. Yesterday started with about 4-5 inches of fresh new snow (great!) which was followed by sleet and freezing rain (ick). It has been raining/sleeting for ~12 hours now and set to keep that up until lunchtime. Everything is covered in a thick layer of ice, but the ground at least is a bit forgiving because of the fresh snow under it. So, you have to crunch through the hard top layer but you have some traction. Around lunchtime, it switches back to snow and we're expecting another 3inches by the evening, with strong winds (20-40mph) bringing in bitter cold temps. Tomorrow we're expecting a high of 16*F/-9*C and a low of -7*F/-22*C overnight.

We've been hunkered down in the house since the storm started yesterday. I always work from home, but my lovely husband has been working from home the past two days to stay off the icy roads. I'm happy he stayed home and didn't deal with the commute. Two nights ago on his way home, he was driving behind a clearly intoxicated driver. We live on a dark, twisty country road, and he followed this guy for a couple of miles watching the car literally bounce from a ditch on the right side of the road all the way across the center line to hit a guardrail on the left side of the road before bouncing back into the correct travel lane. He was on the phone with the state police dispatcher while this was happening, sharing what he saw. Unfortunately, before the police arrived, this person caused a head-on crash with a young guy totally minding his business and driving around a bend in the road the opposite direction. My husband was far enough back he was not involved in the wreck, and the young guy who was hit head on was of course incredibly shaken, but seemed physically ok when he jumped out of his vehicle. The guy who was hit was in a Suburban, and the guy who caused the accident was in a Jetta. The police arrived very shortly after the crash had happened, so my husband talked to them quickly and was allowed to come home- he was only a mile away so fortunately he was able to get here quickly. He was very upset by the whole thing, but mostly because the drunk guy had a dog in the car loose in the front seat and it was not clear what happened to the dog It's infuriating that people don't think about the consequences of their actions when they get behind the wheel inebriated.
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post #7 of 67 Old 02-07-2020, 11:32 AM
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I do have plans. My oldest is playing basketball home games tonight and tomorrow. My youngest is leaving for her final tournament of the season, but we will stay to watch the home games. The oldest woke up with a bad throat though, so I hope she feels better and plays good still.

Dinner will probably be concessions. The weather isnít terrible here today. It got really cold with some snow at the beginning of the week, and then it started to warm up again to the 40s. I think another storm comes tomorrow and brings the cold back again.

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post #8 of 67 Old 02-07-2020, 11:39 AM
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Happy Friday all!! I'm sooo glad it's Friday, been a very busy rough week. Worked late every night and had a stressful meeting. I don't like doing presentations or anything like that. Luckily my boss helped. Waiting at the airport now to head home, I'm really worried as it's really starting to snow, I see the plows going so hopefully the plane will still take off, though it hasn't made it here yet. I hate to say it because I love my job but the stress had my nose bleeding... it takes a lot to do that.

Tonight I'm not doing anything except hug on my animals till they get irritated with me, for dinner not sure what the house sitter left in the fridge but will have whatever is there.

Then tomorrow head across the pond to Ireland, I hope I don't get the weather @Caledonian is talking about. If so Belfast is out.... but I'm going to chow on some Irish stew! I will be done with traveling for a while! I need to ride!
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post #9 of 67 Old 02-07-2020, 11:42 AM
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@egrogan - wow that's terrible!!! I bet that shook your husband up!! Bummer on the dog..... wow that's just terrible all around. Thankfully he didn't kill the person he hit!!
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post #10 of 67 Old 02-07-2020, 11:44 AM Thread Starter
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Good luck to them, hope she feels better.

It started a light flurry here. I swear Remington can hear it. Jumped up and down. Let's go.
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