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Old 08-04-2018, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Asheville NC
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Last night was lovely. The rain let up just in time for us to enjoy an evening at the BILTMORE Concert Series with Jay Leno. An outdoor venue, comfortable temperature, beautiful mountains and gorgeous sunset.

My brothers in Florida say that the Red tide is the worst they have ever seen. We were down visiting several years ago during the red tide. We ventured to the beach and left right away. My eyes burned and the stench was terrible. I hope something can be done to stop this devastation. Our environment is sure taking a beating all over the country.

 
Old 08-06-2018, 02:53 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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Your travels sound like fun, Clark Park!

I could use a little fun myself these days. My part of the world has been invaded by forest fires and lots of smoke. It's been hurting me to breathe so much that I wonder if I should see a doctor ...
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It's not smokey here at all, Colorado. But it is wet !! Last night we had (another) very bad thunder/lightning storm around 10:30 pm ...
The weather situation here in Philly is just hot, hot, hot. In the low 90's as I type this but it feels over 100. A/C running day and night.

A week ago I met my favorite uncle (who lives in NYC) at Atlantic City where he treated me to a couple nights stay at the Resorts Casino Hotel. We spent another day south of there in Wildwood, NJ. That was a great amusement area with boardwalk, amusement rides, touristy stuff ... had a great time ... but ... it was so hot!
 
Old 08-06-2018, 04:08 PM
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Location: Middle Tennessee
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The weather situation here in Philly is just hot, hot, hot. In the low 90's as I type this but it feels over 100. A/C running day and night.

A week ago I met my favorite uncle (who lives in NYC) at Atlantic City where he treated me to a couple nights stay at the Resorts Casino Hotel. We spent another day south of there in Wildwood, NJ. That was a great amusement area with boardwalk, amusement rides, touristy stuff ... had a great time ... but ... it was so hot!
Ah, Wildwood. That brings back memories of when I was stationed at Cape May in the Coast Guard. Went over to Wildwood in the winter and it was a ghost town; could have shot a cannon down the street and not hurt anyone. Went over on a weekend after Memorial Day and the bus could hardly move through the street because of all the people.
 
Old 08-06-2018, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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Clark, it it's any consolation, the weather has been hot everywhere from what I read. It's just been an abnormal summer.I

I expected it in Arizona but where I am it's cool mornings and evenings so not so bad. But I check other areas on cd and it's hot everywhere.

I know it's no consultation but at least you're not alone.
 
Old 08-06-2018, 09:34 PM
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Location: Middle Tennessee
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I got up at 7:15 this morning to go walking. Not a cloud in the sky and even though the temp was about 75, the sun sure felt hot and it didn't take long for me to work up a sweat. High this afternoon was 90, but forecast for the next week is low to mid 80s with showers off and on. I can live with that; temps where we moved from in Florida will be around the mid 90s.

Finally getting around to having shelves built along one wall of the garage this week. It will be nice to have more storage out there. Seems like no matter the size of the house, never hurts to have more storage.
 
Old 08-07-2018, 05:02 AM
 
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I have been trying to read and catch up- checking in to say we did move- and have been consumed with unpacking and getting familiar with the area. We did downsize so while we are pretty much unpacked, we still have a good amount of stuff to figure out where it goes. (more of the decorative stuff- artwork, vases, dishes). I really and truly de-cluttered a LOT prior to the move so now pretty much have stuff I really like. There was still a fair amount of things that we packed saying that we promise to go through this stuff as we settle in and get rid of much of it.
Really love the area we are in, and have met a handful of neighbors - everyone is so nice.
We only moved about 60 miles from where we were so it's not overwhelming but it is all new.
The house needs updating (which we knew of course) so that is the next task after the primary stuff of getting new locks , new state licenses, etc etc)

Part of our medicare plan includes gym membership so we have gone and happy to say it seems fine- quite similar to what we are used to.
Looking into meetups and such, hope to find some of interest but I recognize the summer is a bit of a downtime.

I do not miss work at all and I think I will be quite content. The only thing that does concern me- and it's not a surprise as I have been very mindful of this------is actually meeting people/evolution to acquaintances and then friends. Definitely missing a social group. hopefully this comes together.
 
Old 08-07-2018, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Sky was literally brown today, and visibility was 1/4 mile with smoke. Hard to breathe, eyes burned all day, but it only got to 100 degrees. 10pm down to 82 degrees outside, but at least there's a breeze which cleared most of the smoke out. Back from walk with the dog, he wore his reflective orange vest, I wore my Glock .40. Stars are really bright tonight, and it was peaceful for a change.


Air conditioner running full blast in the bedroom, sure wish October would hurry up and get here!
 
Old 08-08-2018, 10:30 AM
 
Location: CO/UT/AZ/NM Catch me if you can!
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The weather situation here in Philly is just hot, hot, hot. In the low 90's as I type this but it feels over 100. A/C running day and night.

A week ago I met my favorite uncle (who lives in NYC) at Atlantic City where he treated me to a couple nights stay at the Resorts Casino Hotel. We spent another day south of there in Wildwood, NJ. That was a great amusement area with boardwalk, amusement rides, touristy stuff ... had a great time ... but ... it was so hot!
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Sky was literally brown today, and visibility was 1/4 mile with smoke. Hard to breathe, eyes burned all day, but it only got to 100 degrees. 10pm down to 82 degrees outside, but at least there's a breeze which cleared most of the smoke out. Back from walk with the dog, he wore his reflective orange vest, I wore my Glock .40. Stars are really bright tonight, and it was peaceful for a change.


Air conditioner running full blast in the bedroom, sure wish October would hurry up and get here!
Life in Western Colorado is starting to feel like a Mad Max flick. There are two major fires within 20 miles or so from me, and even Mesa Verde National Park has a fire going - thankfully just a small one. Still I can barely see the Mesas (which are maybe five miles away) or the Sleeping Ute Mountains (which I live at the foot of). I have to choose between cooling down the house or breathing smoke since when I turn on my swamp cooler, it sucks all that smoke right into the house. Between the heat and the poor air quality I've been dragging. Even my dog is subdued and the cats find cool places where they sleep all day long.

But the good news is that we're predicted to get .07 inches of rain on Friday. Oh, be still my heart!

I had invited a friend out to visit, but I think I'll tell him to come out at the end of September instead.
 
Old 08-08-2018, 10:45 AM
 
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No fires in Las Vegas, but between the ones in CA and AZ the valley is full of smoke. Burning eyes, cleaning "junk" out of them constantly, lungs can feel it (I have a strange lung problem), and my nose doesn't like it at all.

I would not trade those in places where the fires are. Hopefully they will get them under control and out.

Edit: Right after I wrote this I looked up to see my wife using eye drops.

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Old 08-08-2018, 10:56 AM
 
Location: CO/UT/AZ/NM Catch me if you can!
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^^^

Yeah, we're also getting smoke from the big fires in Cali. I have a friend who grew up there, and he says that every time he goes back for a visit all the damage from the big fires is simply heart breaking. I bet it is. One of my fears is that the place where I live will be the next to go up in flames. I've done my best to "fire proof" the property I live on, but it feels like trying to sweep the sand off the beach with a whisk broom.
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