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Name: Char
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Char
Sep 22, 2020 4:15 AM CST

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Welcome to The Porch Swing!

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Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Legalily
Sep 22, 2020 6:03 AM CST
I can't believe fall is here already Blinking

Charley so beautifully said. Lovey dubby

Got stung by a bee or wasp yesterday. Hurts like crazy and hot to the touch and swollen up. Melted a whole ice cube on it this morning Crying DH said he always knew I was a hottie D'Oh! D'Oh! Hilarious!
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Name: Valerie
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touchofsky
Sep 22, 2020 6:50 AM CST
Hilarious! Ginny, but I hope the sting feels better soon.
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Name: Kat
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kittriana
Sep 22, 2020 7:57 AM CST
Starting Fall under a tropical depression here, 5" of slow rain in last 2 days has finally started reaching ground saturation. 71* of dark daylight doesn't feel like 6 more days of light than there is dark, Charley. And it is still raining. I need another book to read...
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
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Newyorkrita
Sep 22, 2020 9:03 AM CST
Hate stings, hate them. So sorry!! Group hug Group hug
Name: Dana P
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bloominholes2fill
Sep 22, 2020 10:45 AM CST
Love your beautiful photos Charley! I tip my hat to you. Lovey dubby Lovey dubby

I agree with Kat. I do wish that an extra 6 days of more sunlight was more noticeable here. 🤷 Sighing!

Ginny, you know there are better, and less painful, ways to remind your hubbie how hot you are! D'Oh! Whistling Whistling Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

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Name: Jill
Baltimore, MD (Zone 7b)
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Jillz
Sep 22, 2020 10:55 AM CST
What a hectic morning. I had to take one of the kitties to the vet for a tooth extraction and then back home to do my teaching (now remotely from my dining room) when the tree guys descend to do the clearing for the power company along the utility lines. I held my class to the sound of chainsaws. They are now on lunch break and I know they are going to fire up the chipper (loud!!!) during my afternoon class.

I surveyed the back of my property and my woodland garden has been trampled to bare dirt Grumbling
Name: Valerie
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touchofsky
Sep 22, 2020 10:57 AM CST
Oh no, Jill that is so distressing. I hope everything will come back in your woodland garden! Crossing Fingers!

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Name: Linda
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quietyard
Sep 22, 2020 11:46 AM CST
Not a fan of noise, Jill! Sounds so annoying!! 😲. Trampling my garden would cause issues. Whistling
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Name: Dana P
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bloominholes2fill
Sep 22, 2020 11:50 AM CST
Jill I can't imagine conducting live video classes from your home with all that noise going on!! Sad Group hug Group hug

DH is dealing with the noises of the city and neighborhood, with working from home ILO the office. Loud busses, large trucks, lawn equipment, service trucks and vans, power tools, etc.....and loud motorcycles and cars with muffler issues that like to speed down our 25mph street. Glare And inside, with Ryker barking, not incessantly, but he barks at his food while he flips over his stainless steel bowl and plays with it. Noise, noise, noise!! D'Oh!

I try to control indoor things like, I don't run the vacuum when he's working. I also try to make and take phone calls upstairs.

He's not live with online video like you, and we do feel very, very blessed that he's been able to keep working throughout this whole pandemic, but it is difficult for him to concentrate. Sighing!

A day in the new life of....right? Sighing!
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Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Legalily
Sep 22, 2020 12:28 PM CST
Oh Jill that's so frustrating Crying Crying Group hug Group hug Group hug I hope it comes back too. Crossing Fingers!

Noise and work are just not conducive for my job either Crying
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Name: Betty
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daylilydreams
Sep 22, 2020 12:57 PM CST
They are redoing the highway that runs thru our city, so the county road that runs by our house has much more traffic some of it is loud vehicles and also some farm tractors pulling large machines it sometimes get rather noisy. Shrug!

Very nice here today, one of our trees has started dropping leaves, so seems like it is time to put the leaf catcher on our John Deere lawn tractor. Makes picking up leaves much easier on us which we really appreciate.

Yesterday my DH felt sick, I checked his blood pressure which was low so got him to drink more fluids along with some orange juice. Checked his PB while he took it easy as it came back into the normal range, today he is feeling back to normal. I told him yet again that he has to stay hydrated that god made water not coffee or coke which dehydrate as his doctors always tell him drink plenty of water. Besides feeling sick he got an earfull of reminders to drink water from me, he is drinking more water today likely to keep me from harping on it. Whistling Thumbs up Whistling
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Name: Linda
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quietyard
Sep 22, 2020 1:15 PM CST
I got the same lecture from my doctor at my check up, Betty. I am not a water drinker. Love my vanilla cokes and Chai tea. Whistling I am trying to do better. Well sometimes. Whistling I can relate to your DH. You need to yell at me as well! Hilarious!
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Name: Jill
Baltimore, MD (Zone 7b)
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Jillz
Sep 22, 2020 2:06 PM CST
The tree guys did their chipping and left. Wow, what a mess they left behind! This is what you get when Baltimore Electric and Gas is the client and they could care less about the homeowners. I just spent a half hour picking up discarded plastic water bottles and tons of branches that they didn't cart away. My solar lights going up the hill are also in pieces. I still have a lot of cleanup left but not today.

As for the garden, I expect it will recover next spring and the best way to look at it is like a very early freeze. I'm glad it is the end of September rather them doing this in June or July.

Teaching remotely from my home is far from ideal but I am certainly better at it now then last Spring. It's not a skill I wanted to perfect. It is exhausting and we all had to take a pay and benefit cut. But I have a job, I love teaching, and this will end at some point.

Enough grumping. Time to get some feline love and relax.
Name: Charley
Arroyo Seco New Mexico (Zone 4b)
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Charlemagne
Sep 22, 2020 2:53 PM CST
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Charley
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Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Legalily
Sep 22, 2020 7:02 PM CST
Group hug Group hug Jill

Beautiful Charley Lovey dubby
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Name: Will Currie
Hoke co NC (Zone 8a)
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UncleWill
Sep 23, 2020 7:45 AM CST
Jill, I'm sorry about the destruction caused by the tree company. I would be highly upset also. Group hug

Ouch Ginny! Wasps get aggressive this time of year. To bad it's not plantain season, nothing takes the fire out of a sting like that weed does.

Everyone, your DH's are lucky to have y'all to keep them straight. Hilarious!
Name: Dana P
Canton, OH (Zone 6a)
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bloominholes2fill
Sep 23, 2020 8:11 AM CST
Will, I remind Sparky of that daily, and he knows better than to disagree Whistling nodding nodding Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Angel
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Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Legalily
Sep 23, 2020 8:28 AM CST
Same here Dana. DH rolls his eyes Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Kat
Magnolia, Tx (Zone 9a)
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kittriana
Sep 23, 2020 3:53 PM CST
Or you get, " here baby, smack me here if it isn't true" chuckl
So many roads to take, choices to make, and laughs to share!

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