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February 24, 2009 10:25 pm  

I've heard the water magnifies what a fly sees and scares them????

Brinni, I've been here 10 days and have yet to put on anything with sleeves - day or night. My hubby though has put on his sweatshirt a couple nights. Neither of us has worn jeans/long pants. All we have is a very light cotton blanket on the bed . . . and he hogs it. Tomorrow it's back to brrrrrr Baltimore though. Jeans, sweatshirts and soks all ready in the carry-on.

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February 25, 2009 12:38 am  

I haven't followed this thread until tonight, and I skipped lot, so I apologize if I am redundant.

We do have "chilly" nights. I love my chiminea. We use it about 3 nights a week, this time of year. We keep a blanket handy, as someone said "feet out". It's perfect (for us). But, along with that blanket, we have a fan going. Not sure how to explain that!

Don't bring blankets, for the sake of bringing blankets. If you can use them for packing, that's great. Same with sweats, etc.

I recently made a trip to the mid-west, during the snow storm. What a TRIP! (for this southern girl). In prep, I had to buy boots, socks, thermals, scarves, etc. I also borrowed a few cold weather things. I also bought a couple of great items at the Animal Shelter Flea Market, ironically, donated by people who have moved here, brought warm weather gear; and then donated it to the shelter!

I guess my point is, don't "sweat" it. Kmart has blankets, if you need them. (under $20 bucks!) Bring the things you love.

All the best!

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February 25, 2009 1:56 am  

Juanita, thank you so much for the helfpul advice! "Bring the things you love." Well put.

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February 25, 2009 10:29 am  

Fly goes in to drink water investigate and drowns. Much harder for them to get out with the small opening then to get in. If there's more to it I don't know, but you see them on all the buildings there, I didn't even notice them at first.

I've never seen the flies as bad a cheeseburgers as I do at chicken charlies. When I have seen flies at cheeseburgers its been one or two that would come by every ten minutes or so. Mosquitoes heck ya, you have to bathe in Off to got here, but at least theres a solution.

The weather acclimate over time, time is not one week for you guys new to the island. It takes years for most. You will eventually be cold here in the winter. When you go home you will find a/c chilly and need a throw or cardigan. But it takes time and its different for all.

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February 25, 2009 11:57 pm  

I remember hearing about the "water fly trap (tm)" that Betty describes back when I was in high school. I think I heard it as a school experiment or something like that. But, I lived in So CAL for awhile also and when I inquired about all the hanging two liter bottles of water, they said that it actually scared flies away. It must have worked because I never did see to many flies.

SunOrSki might be right on.

The "tm" means that anyone else who calls it a "water fly trap" owes me a nickel!!

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