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Re: Southern Porch Extension

Postby RiversidePeace » Tue Dec 31, 2013 6:24 pm

Edy wrote:
Time to jump in and go swimming with the Seven Swans (one of my favorite birds) - on second thought, I don't want to be freeze dried for the new year. 8)


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Did you know Christmas Island is an Australian Non-self Governing External Territory?

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Re: Southern Porch Extension

Postby Edy » Tue Dec 31, 2013 6:52 pm

Oh my, no I had no idea, Chrissy. Now I will have to do some research. All I had was a vague idea it was somewhere in the Pacific. Could the name have come up during WW2?
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Re: Southern Porch Extension

Postby RiversidePeace » Tue Dec 31, 2013 10:03 pm

Edy wrote:Oh my, no I had no idea, Chrissy. Now I will have to do some research. All I had was a vague idea it was somewhere in the Pacific. Could the name have come up during WW2?


Maybe. I'm not that much into history but it does ring a bell. ding ding. ;)
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Re: Southern Porch Extension

Postby ready2go » Wed Jan 01, 2014 8:01 am

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

I admit I wasn’t awake at midnight to tear the last page of 2013 off the calendar. I crawled under the covers of my nice warm bed at 9:03, and was sawing logs at 9:04. I woke up at 4:00am and looked at the clock to see if we were “there yet”. Yep, we were. The big roll-over happened without my help.

I was tempted to begin a new tradition in this year – ice diving into Lake Minnetonka. But then I thought, nah...my help isn’t needed there either. Besides, walking bare-footed on slippery, wet ice, then, diving into the frigid water while wearing only a swimming suit when it's 12 below zero outside didn’t appeal to me.

I'll watch the big annual event on TV instead. Maybe next year...

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Re: Southern Porch Extension

Postby Verna » Wed Jan 01, 2014 5:48 pm

Don and Edy--and any other Minnesota porch friends, I hope you'll be warm during the cold spell headed your way. I think you're sharing a little with us--but keeping plenty for yourselves.

Don, I slept right through the calendar's flipping, too. 2014 arrived anyway.
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Postby ready2go » Wed Jan 01, 2014 5:57 pm

I thought of this yesterday...

Have you ever wondered what or who is directly under your feet on the other side of the world?

Imagine this...

Push a very long, sturdy rod down into the ground where you are standing. Then, keep pushing - making sure it passes through the center of the earth and out the other side.

Would it poke someone in the butt? Would it puncture a foreign bus tire? Would it wake up a sleeping lion? Would it punch a hole in the bottom of a boat? The possibilities are interesting and endless.

Note: If the rod were suddenly jerked away from your hands, and if it disappeared, then it probably would mean that whoever got poked was seriously annoyed, and was trying to yank a 8,000 mile length of rod out of the ground.


That's bad, I know...but sometimes my brain cracks me up. :?

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Re: Southern Porch Extension

Postby ready2go » Thu Jan 02, 2014 4:29 pm

According to the weather guy this noon on one of the local TV news channels, a cold front will center over the Mpls area on Tuesday. The HIGH temperature in the city that day is expected to be minus 14 degrees. That doesn't take into account the wind chill temp.

If the city of Mpls. warms up to minus 14 degrees, the HIGH temp in my back yard which is about 20 miles away will be colder - maybe minus 18-20. :shock:

I ain't goin' nowhere that day! :brrr

Wait! I thought we've been in the middle of a cold front the past few days with the coldest weather in 18 years. The next one will be a colder cold front??? YIKES!!!

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Re: Southern Porch Extension

Postby Edy » Fri Jan 03, 2014 1:40 am

If you can believe this, I saw on this evening's weather report that a couple towns up north on the range had temperatures registering -47 degrees, actual temp, not just wind chill. Uff da!

You'll get a kick out of this comment posted by a friend on facebook:


For all you Texans who think it's been cold here, let me tell you what cold is!!! In MN and Dakotas this a.m. it was -15 with 2 weeks of similar temps to follow! -24 will be the low this weekend. And my friend and her husband went ice fishing taking their 2 wk. old baby!! They break 'em in young up there!!! Of course, they were fishing in an ice house which they claim is warm! All I can say is "Thank you, Lord I'm in Texas!!!"
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Re: Southern Porch Extension

Postby RiversidePeace » Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:29 am

Okay. There's Gremlins in here too. My post keep disappearing after others have posted after me.

Weird.

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Re: Southern Porch Extension

Postby BeachGrandma » Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:21 am


Don, I just read your idea of plunging a rod through the bottom of the earth to see who you'd hit in the head in China. May I suggest you have entirely too much time on your hands and you'd be better served carving a Bengnal tiger from basswood? :-) :superhappy :rolling :rolling :rolling However, I remember as a little girl handing my mother my dinner plate and suggesting she send my uneaten food straight down a chute to the starving kids in China who she insisted would love her parsnips, green beans and pot roast, along with my promise that more would be on the way unless mama started serving a well-balanced meal of Creamsicles, Hershey bars and Cokes for a change. :coolsign

On a serious side, have you read this? The suggestions for avoiding it are the usual but are worth re-reading:

http://www.wlox.com/story/24328948/what ... ign=Buffer

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Re: Southern Porch Extension

Postby ready2go » Fri Jan 03, 2014 11:49 am

This morning for breakfast I made a 9x9 inch dish of streusel coffee cake. I thought it would be good on this chilly morning.

Yummm! It was good!

Oh...I should mention that I took the liberty of changing the streusel portion of the recipe just a little bit to make it even better. I doubled the brown sugar, the cinnamon, and the butter.

Oh yeah!!! It was double yummm!!! :thumbs

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Re: Southern Porch Extension

Postby Edy » Sat Jan 04, 2014 12:01 am

On this cold January weekend, I thought you might get a kick out of our little Trixie, who dressed herself up for a shopping trip to the Mall.

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Postby Verna » Sat Jan 04, 2014 9:33 am

She's adorable, Edy!
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Postby Edy » Sat Jan 04, 2014 6:50 pm

Yep, she's a dolly! What more does a girl need to go shopping: purse, shopping bag, necklace, mittens, and pajama bottoms to keep legs warm. :lol:

Her name is actually Emily, but since she was born on Hallowe'en, grandma asked and received permission to call her Trixie. On Christmas Eve, as her dad was handing out individual gifts from our bigger bag of gifts for his family, son Ben said, "This one says it's for 'Trixie.' Do you know who that is?" She looked like she could jump out of her skin, "It's ME, it's Me!" tapping her chest with both hands. Fun memories!
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Postby ready2go » Sat Jan 04, 2014 8:58 pm

"Tomorrow, the next day, and even the day after will be so cold in my back yard..."

"So, how cold will it be?"

"It'll be so cold I'll make a couple gallons of hot chocolate...I'll set my lawn chair next to the furnace...and then, I'll hang out there for a few days."


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