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Linda J
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Wish I could remember who sang that!! Anyway, a new, bright day dawns on STX.

Edited to add -- THE BEATLES, OF COURSE

Here comes the sun, here comes the sun,
and I say it's all right

Little darling, it's been a long cold lonely winter
Little darling, it feels like years since it's been here
Here comes the sun, here comes the sun
and I say it's all right

Little darling, the smiles returning to the faces
Little darling, it seems like years since it's been here
Here comes the sun, here comes the sun
and I say it's all right

Sun, sun, sun, here it comes...
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes...
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes...
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes...
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes...

Little darling, I feel that ice is slowly melting
Little darling, it seems like years since it's been clear
Here comes the sun, here comes the sun,
and I say it's all right
It's all right

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Topic starter Posted : October 8, 2010 10:37 am
terry
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Hurray!

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Posted : October 8, 2010 10:39 am
michael
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i don't know where you are, still pouring here on the north shore. does anyone have a rain total for the past several days, i had a bucket out and it filled that up

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Posted : October 8, 2010 1:51 pm
aussie
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Ive sooooo been enjoying this weather!

For 3 straight days, the chickens and roosters were silent. The neighborhood dogs didn't make a sound. The neighbors weren't calling back and forth firing up all the dogs. No horns sounded in the neighborhood announcing a visitor. The sound of traffic was at a minimum. I played beautiful tunes and the backdrop for that music was just the sound of rain falling on a tin roof marked by crescendos as the squalls moved through. Heavenly!

The skies were awesome. Sometimes it was a blanket of gray. At other times, it was disturbed and battle-torn with steel gray sentinels sweeping past at low altitude yielding to angry, white skies above. The sound of thunder rumbling and the occasional flash of lightning added punctuation.

For 3 nights in a row, my sheets and pillow cases were actually cool to the touch - a little soggy perhaps - but cool nonetheless. It's a rare treat when I can say that here.

I look at it this way. The weather here is analogous to eating a nice steak. After eating steak day after day, week after week, month after month, and year after year, a bologna sandwich starts to sound really good! I've so been enjoying this bologna sandwich!

The hot, noisy steak soon come.

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Posted : October 8, 2010 2:04 pm
Edward
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Wish I could remember who sang that!!

George Harrison 🙂

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Posted : October 8, 2010 2:41 pm
popflops
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I'll remember that, aussie. The next time there's "the sound of rain falling on a roof marked by crescendos as the squalls move through" I'll call you to come vacuum all the water out of our house! It was sometime between the 30th and the 65th GALLON of water that I was sucking up (which I have to do after nearly every rain) that I thought to myself again, "Man I'm glad I don't own this house!" 😀

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Posted : October 8, 2010 3:42 pm
aussie
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Well, that sounds like no fun at all, popflops! My house is watertight so I was able to just sit back and enjoy it.

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Posted : October 8, 2010 4:10 pm
missingthevi7
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Aussie I love the way you look at life! Are you a writer by chance? Your description was awesome! Nature is a beautiful thing no matter how she presents herself.
Popflops... I understand...lol! Hope you dry out soon!

Peace

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Posted : October 8, 2010 5:52 pm
aussie
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Many thanks, missingthevi7 Nope, not a writer. Perhaps it's something I can explore when I retire 🙂

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Posted : October 8, 2010 6:00 pm
Linda J
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Pop - is your cistern overflowing into your living space? That's what it sounds like and that can be remedied.

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Topic starter Posted : October 8, 2010 7:48 pm
popflops
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Linda - I wish is was a simple fix like that! Unfortunately, the house was poorly constructed (and added onto twice). Water comes in around all the doors and windows, seeps through the hollow concrete walls, comes in where the walls meet the floor... everywhere! Oh -- and one of the skylights.

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Posted : October 8, 2010 9:04 pm
dougtamjj
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Like Aussie, I am a storm junkie. Like popflops I am having water in the house issues. The lastest bit of weather that went through blew our transformer again. Just us and one other neighbor without power. Hope they fix it soon. So I guess I am liking it a little and hating it a little.

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Posted : October 8, 2010 9:28 pm
islandtyme
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OMG aussie, I laughed til I cried...........you perfectly described Catherine's Rest..............ahhhhhhh the memories! Yes rain sweet rain make the roosters not crow but sleep. :@)

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Posted : October 8, 2010 11:29 pm
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Like Aussie, I am a storm junkie. Like popflops I am having water in the house issues. The lastest bit of weather that went through blew our transformer again. Just us and one other neighbor without power. Hope they fix it soon. So I guess I am liking it a little and hating it a little.[/quote

Transformers should last many years...
perhaps they either gave you a old, used one or likely there is a short on one of the homes that feed off the transformers.
I have come across some of the twisted wires that come from the poles to the homes that have the insulation chaffed.
In certain instances(like when it's waving around in the wind), the hots or the bare neutral can touch.
Also, perhaps they just replaced the transformer fuse, not the whole transformer(looks like a garbage can)
Not sure this is your problem, but if it is;
This wire is the responsibility of WAPA.

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Posted : October 9, 2010 2:19 am
dougtamjj
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Thanks Dun I will pass that along to hubby. They just replaced it a few days ago. Still haven't been out to fix it tonight. It went boom after that last band of bad weather blew in. Very strong wind. Only lasted a few minutes but enough to make that transformer blow. I suspect that you are right and they only replaced the fuse and that something touched with that wind. I will watch them fix it next time to see how.

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Posted : October 9, 2010 4:03 am
aussie
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Ah....the dogs are barking, the roosters won't shut up, and there were shots fired in the neighborhood again last night at extremely close range. I watched to see if the police would drive by. If they did, it was after I gave up and stopped looking for them. I think I preferred the rain...

Does anyone know when hunting season for roosters opens? Do we have to wear blaze orange or is camouflage OK? 😀

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Posted : October 10, 2010 3:14 pm
Jumbie
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Far as I'm concerned roosters shooting season is all 12 months. Used to have one on our hill here a couple years ago that crowed at all hours of the night. Fortunately for me, one of my neighbors "took him out" with a compressd air pellet gun. 😀

Jumbie -STX

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Posted : October 10, 2010 4:33 pm
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