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Old 07-06-2011, 09:54 AM
 
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Dew - I thought of you last night when we saw that on the news. It looked like something from a movie! Ever see I think it was The Mummy? Quite amazing.

 
Old 07-06-2011, 10:01 AM
 
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rkb - Fingers crossed for you!

Zim - I always wanted to tour the plantation houses so I'm jealous.

jk - Yes. Straight out of The Mummy. No we didn't get any photos of it since it rolled in (for us) after dark. I'm going out to take some photos of the house. Have to wait as a neighbor's gardeners are out there working. These guys are blowing HUGE clouds of dust. The dust is inside too as it came in through the cracks. Good thing I've got that new Dyson!
 
Old 07-06-2011, 10:18 AM
 
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Please bear with me because I have to get this out:

AAAAAARRRRRRRRGGGGGGGHHHHHHH!

The coffee has kicked in and I walked around the house. Everything is covered in a layer of pink dust. Everything! And now the gardeners have moved across the street and they are blowing all of the dust up again. Huge sheets of it. Gentlemen! This is not the time for a blower! Use the hose!!



Ok. I'll stop complaining now. May I have a slice of that double chocolate cake, please?
 
Old 07-06-2011, 10:20 AM
 
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ugh! I'm sorry! I can only imagine!
 
Old 07-06-2011, 10:20 AM
 
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How did your asthma do with all that dust? Yikes!

Don't you love it when people use blowers and end up just blowing their ..."stuff"....into your yard?

<slices Dew a nice big slice of chocolate cake to go with her coffee>
 
Old 07-06-2011, 10:37 AM
 
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How did your asthma do with all that dust? Yikes!

Don't you love it when people use blowers and end up just blowing their ..."stuff"....into your yard?

<slices Dew a nice big slice of chocolate cake to go with her coffee>
Thanks for that cake. Asthma is not good. It's 8:30 in the morning and I am seriously considering having a shot of Jack Daniels to open my lungs up.

Which will also put me in a much better mood.
 
Old 07-06-2011, 12:12 PM
 
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Hey Dew, I was watching that dust storm online earlier. We drove through a MUCH smaller one the last time we were in the PHX area, but what happened last night was amazing. We have several family members in AZ, and they used to suggest we move out that way because of middle boy's asthma. Nobody ever mentioned dust storms, jeez!

Off to the vet this afternoon for the 3rd time. They can't figure out why our dear Lab limps badly after each walk. I think this will turn into serious $ in a couple of hours.
 
Old 07-06-2011, 12:25 PM
 
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Good luck Mattie!

I just washed everything off outside. Which is psychological as much as anything because there is still a tremendous amount of dirt in the air. It's like a very cloudy day. Cannot see the mountains in back of us. (Which are only a couple of miles away.) The street looks like a volcano went off.

But I've met a couple of neighbors! Nothing like an un-holy mess to bring people together.
 
Old 07-06-2011, 12:31 PM
 
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Dew, I think everyone in your neighborhood should get out the blowers and have a competition. Everyone tries to blow the dust off of their property. Whoever has the least at the end of the day wins.
 
Old 07-06-2011, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Denver area
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Good luck Mattie!

I just washed everything off outside. Which is psychological as much as anything because there is still a tremendous amount of dirt in the air. It's like a very cloudy day. Cannot see the mountains in back of us. (Which are only a couple of miles away.) The street looks like a volcano went off.

But I've met a couple of neighbors! Nothing like an un-holy mess to bring people together.
This is true - as much as shoveling snow can be a pain, we've had some great times in the neighborhood in the mess right after a blizzard.
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