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Old 07-22-2013, 08:56 AM
 
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Absolutely! Stay as cool as possible and do not push! The weather will change; plenty of time this Fall to get super active again.

I get up about 5:45 am so at that time, it is still possible to do some Tai Chi and a Salute to the Sun out on the deck. This works b/c it is cool outside, whether at the mtn house or back in Charlotte. I have noticed a surprising number of folks out walking around 6 am in my Charlotte neighborhood. We have both retired folks and folks that work from home (or telecommute) -- and this seems to be the group that is out with their doggies or jogging/walking early. It's cool then, even if it is humid.

After about 10 am, it just isn't good to be outside when the humidity is high and the temps are soaring. Hard on the lungs and heart -- respiration is complicated by high humidity as well as heat.

I know you doubtless carrry a water bottle with you all day, but so many people forget how important it is to stay hydrated year round, much less during the summer.
Bada Bing, the joy of retirement and nature enhanced by the energy of life.
Truly Morning has broken like the first morning.
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Old 07-22-2013, 09:01 AM
 
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Well, yes, it was rude. But I had criticized the "rep factory" you named above (where people celebrate each new star) as being childish and narcissistic, so you can see why that guy (or gal) was irritated at me. As you know, I can have a bit of a sharp tongue at times. Still, I do not issue insulting one-liners which are totally devoid of content related to the subject under discussion, such as "You're quite dense, aren't you?" that I was the butt of. That poster was actually proving my point by the response. One poster whom we all know well here referred to that group (in a DM) as "the gradeschoolers". Very apt.
Well, I think for some folks it is a "fun game" aspect to posting on C-D. Racking up the stars is part of their fun with posting. For most of us, giving rep is a way of commending for a great idea, valuable info, etc. So we aren't repping everyone, every day on every post (within the restrictions - there is some built in coding that will allow only so many reps per day, per poster, etc - don't know what the criteria is for that).

I like to rep to let the poster know I read what he/she said and found it interesting, amusing, helpful, insightful, etc. I sign my name to my rep comments, too, and many don't.

Speaking of that, I am still chapped that one of my friends signed a rep comment with my name and it makes me wonder if others have done that (using my name or someone else's, for that matter). I think when things get to the point that a member is using someone else's name in a rep - it is time to step back from the computer, lol. I mean - I just can't see a justification for that - ever. I was glad my friend told me what she had done, and when I asked "why" - she said something to the effect that the particular person she wanted to rep did not like her and would not take the rep comment well if she signed her own name to it . . . didn't make much sense to me . . . but oh well.

I think some folks get too wrapped up in posting here!
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Old 07-22-2013, 09:04 AM
 
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Bada Bing, the joy of retirement and nature enhanced by the energy of life.
Truly Morning has broken like the first morning.
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Old 07-22-2013, 09:05 AM
 
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I would suggest that anyone who is prolific posting here might consider starting their own blog! WordPress is the platform I use, both personally and for clients.

You can set up a freebie blog to get started if you aren't quite ready to pay for a hosting service.
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Old 07-22-2013, 09:14 AM
 
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Have listened to it many a morning on the deck. Being able to enjoy early morning outside is wonderful. Being able to enjoy and not having to go to work after, priceless. Another transplant bonus replacing the man made sounds of morning with virtually all nature.
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Old 07-22-2013, 11:06 AM
 
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Have listened to it many a morning on the deck. Being able to enjoy early morning outside is wonderful. Being able to enjoy and not having to go to work after, priceless. Another transplant bonus replacing the man made sounds of morning with virtually all nature.
Here at this mountain house, I have an exterior door from my bedroom, with a little bistro set that sits outside on a small deck. I love to have my coffee out there. Unfortunately, the seats are so tiny, hubby does not really enjoy sitting there. Eventually, I will have to find better chairs so we can enjoy our morning coffee together at that spot. I also need a screened door . . . so I can open the door and enjoy the fresh air while inside.

I wish I could get a carpenter to come work here for a few days. I can't get any help! I am willing to pay whatever! So discouraging.

Anyway, yes . . . hearing the morning sounds is a real joy. The other morning I was ready to go sit outside a bit - right at dawn - and when I started to open the door, there was a deer standing not 6 feet away, muching on my hostas!!! She wiped all the leaves out!!! I only have these silly looking stems left where my lush hosta once were, lol.

Now, that was some nature -- up close and personal.
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Old 07-22-2013, 11:36 AM
 
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Cool, our realtor convinced us to have a door cut in from our first floor bedroom to the porch. The upstairs master has a door to that porch.
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Old 07-22-2013, 11:55 AM
 
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Anyway, yes . . . hearing the morning sounds is a real joy. The other morning I was ready to go sit outside a bit - right at dawn - and when I started to open the door, there was a deer standing not 6 feet away, muching on my hostas!!! She wiped all the leaves out!!! I only have these silly looking stems left where my lush hosta once were, lol.
Send me your mailing address, I will send you ALL my hostas. I hate them. After they flower I have to cut hundreds of stalks or they turn brown and look like h*** out front. Your deer can have them!

(not to detract from the peace you describe, which for me has been my whole summer, the best one ever, for which I am so grateful after summers past)
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Old 07-22-2013, 11:56 AM
 
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Cool, our realtor convinced us to have a door cut in from our first floor bedroom to the porch. The upstairs master has a door to that porch.
I think all master bedrooms should have a door and a balcony or patio outside!!! I so wish I had one in our house in Charlotte. If I do purchase another home, it will have a bedroom w/ a balcony or patio - you better believe it!

Your realtor was very smart!!!
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Old 07-22-2013, 12:00 PM
 
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Send me your mailing address, I will send you ALL my hostas. I hate them. After they flower I have to cut hundreds of stalks or they turn brown and look like h*** out front. Your deer can have them!

(not to detract from the peace you describe, which for me has been my whole summer, the best one ever, for which I am so grateful after summers past)

Please do not tease! I will even send the postage!!!

I love my hostas -- they are about the only thing that will grow in this moist shade here, lol.

I would take a photo and show you how ugly they look - so forlorn - since providing breakfast for Miss Deer. I haven't tried to upload a photo to C-D for years - we used to have to link to another photo acct (such as flickr) to post a photo.

Is that still the way we have to do it? I would share more photos if there were some simple way to embed without going through another website.
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