Week-long Welcomings from Moosylvania: August 6th

Welcome to The Moose Pond! The Welcomings posts give the Moose, old and new, a place to visit and share words about the weather, life, the world at large and the small parts of Moosylvania that we each inhabit.

Welcomings will be posted at the start of each week (usually Saturday night with a Sunday date). To find the posts, just bookmark this link and Voila! (which is Moose for “I found everyone!!”).

The format is simple: each day, the first moose to arrive on-line will post a comment welcoming the new day and complaining (or bragging!) about their weather. Or mentioning an interesting or thought provoking news item. Or simply checking in.

So … what’s going on in your part of Moosylvania?

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  1. Good morning. Slept in, yesterday was just exhausting at work, maybe I’ll go to the gym this afternoon. It’s Pride today, and my church has a float in the parade, but I’m not going; I’ve been reacting badly to the heat and it’ll be over 100 degrees during the parade. So, my day: groceries, cooking, maybe the gym.

  2. It’s 79 going to 94/104 and overcast. It’s still too cool for the A/C to kick on just yet but it won’t be long. Yesterday we generated 15.9 KWHs and the m-t-d at 166.7 is still on track for 460.

    Kineena had another frustrating day. The dumpster was late by 6 hours, the labor didn’t show up at all, and the U-Haul where she was going to get boxes moved or closed without updating the web page and she couldn’t find them. On the other hand she did get a $200 donation and is now $1435 short of her goal.

    Best I can tell, ALL Rs are murderers in their hearts and the only thing that stops them is the power to do it and get away with it. Obviously some of them don’t care about the get away with it part. And some are happy to do it remotely and more or less legally – like cutting SNAP, winter heating (or restricting what it can be used for – no propane for example which is what most Natives on Reservations use), housing. And calling cops on homeless people/break up homeless camps & BBIMP because they don’t want to see them/have to acknowledge they’re there. Abbott & DeKlantis are just obvious examples.

    Rocky night. I think the tremors are better. I think. Whatever. I’d best get over to xitter & Spoutible & start my boosting day. Holding the Good Thoughts for everybody. {{{Meeses}}}

  3. Good Saturday morning, Meese! Goodness, the bird population outside in the woods is screeching its head off! I wonder whether a hawk is flying over. At any rate, the birds are extremely upset.

    It’s 11 already, 82 F. on a hot, sunny morning, going up to 94 F. I’ve had the puppy out twice already. Unfortunately, I have to wear pedal pushers instead of the shorts I prefer, as the puppy has very sharp claws and keeps jumping up on me. He’s sitting in the doorway that separates the screened porch from my office, wondering what all the noise is about.

    Yesterday a bright pink squeaky piggy with painted-on sunglasses arrived, and he has a lot of fun playing with it and barking. The pig has a most realistic-sounding snort.

    I have lots of writing chores to do this morning, including working on the short story. We’ll see if I ever finish it.

    Looking after Chase has been a good reminder as to why we can’t ever have another dog. He chewed through the green plastic tubing that snakes over the carpet from the oxygen concentrator in the hallway to the the sofa, where Dearly sits. Dearly wasn’t getting any oxygen, so he investigated. He had to mend the tubing with scotch tape.

    Still very saddened by the Rethug crimes (the Wisconsin police are HORRIBLE), the dead child on the bus of immigrants, and the terrible events in Maui. The government of Hawaii seems amazingly incompetent and uncaring: remember when the air raid siren went off and they took their time informing people that it was a false alarm?

    Wishing a good day to all at the Pond.

    • This saddens me, because it is a Democratic government and Democrats are supposedly good at running governments:

      The government of Hawaii seems amazingly incompetent and uncaring: remember when the air raid siren went off and they took their time informing people that it was a false alarm?

      I do remember that and I just read an article that said that the alarms did not go off but no explanation as to why. Who in holy hell thinks that you should rely on cell phone service to get alerts to people? Were they afraid to get yelled at for waking people up? Well, now many of those people are dead. :(

  4. Good morning, 70 and sunny outside my window today. Yesterday was a nice day…..a good haircut/color from a new stylist, a long afternoon nap, then dinner at a waterfront restaurant. Felt like old times! I’m tired this morning, so will work at my desk then do a bit in the garden this afternoon. Best wishes to all.

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