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Not a lot going on, trying to stay cool, doing a few projects. Paul got a flag pole up, he’s just wanted one for forever. He can’t wait to put the flag on it  

Second time around for this Sahara sand invasion and it is affecting everyone. Amanda has a sinus infection, trying not to give it to the baby but she woke up congested this morning. 

She just discovered her security blanket and always has it crammed in her mouth. Gives me the shivers I cannot stand cloth touching my teeth.

Not feeling good. :mecry:

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Maybe she's getting teeth? She doesn't look her usual cheerful self. The good thing about weather--it always changes.

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On 7/19/2018 at 5:07 AM, jubal said:

Maybe she's getting teeth? She doesn't look her usual cheerful self. The good thing about weather--it always changes.

She is definitely cutting teeth, has been for over a month now but she has not been too fussy about it. She’s never been sick, had a runny nose or any of the other allergy related ailments everyone has here on the Gulf coast. 

 

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I had the worst snake encounter of my life recently.

Paul got his flag pole up and it has a solar light at the top. We've been excited to see how well it works, so Friday night he says, go look at the flag, it's lit up. I walk out on the dark porch, I'm looking at the flag then I realize the ducks are raising a ruckus, they never fight so I walk over, ask em why they're fighting..and OMG chicken snake in the box, both hens are on top of him. Snake’s wrapped around one duck, striking at the other. I screamed SNAKE and Paul opens the door...second time he’s done that with a snake less than a foot away...I yell CLOSE THE DOOR he’ll get in the house and then I jumped on a chair. 
Oh and the snake musk, ever smelled it :sick: it was EVERYWHERE! By now I have one goal, to be safe in the house so I start scheming how to get there without having a personal encounter with the snake, who by now is out of the box flailing and musking while two very angry Muscovy hens peck the crap out of him. Let me tell you, they weren't giving up anytime soon. 
Paul’s asking me for a play by play. We discuss shooting him but I nix the idea, too risky and messy and I don't like killing good snakes although at that moment I want him gone really really bad!
Finally the snake appears to give up and slithers out of sight. Paul's spotting for me through the glass and tells me to make a run for it. Ok, we agree, on 3, you open the door, but honestly, I'm picturing our timing being off and me hitting the door and ending up sprawled in the musk, eye to eye with the devil himself. 
Finn the cat needs saving too now because he has joined the fray on the porch. My plan is to grab him on the way to the door, jump the musk covered door mat which will be no easy task because Finn is heavy and slippery. Picture those kids toy, water filled rubber tube that turns inside its self, impossible to hold on to...that's Finn.
Snake is still out of sight, time to go. I've run the plan in my head a few times so I'm confident it will work. Jump off the chair, scoop up Finn and on three I hit the door, yay I'm inside. Huge relief!! I grabbed my phone and hit video. 

 

 

 

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On 7/20/2018 at 2:56 PM, jubal said:

Give it time. I didn't have allergies until after 50.

Oh I know! My mom and siblings had them so bad but I never did until I went to college in North Tx. I would get sick as soon as cold weather hit, bronchitis tonsillitis and pneumonia. When I moved back down here to do my clinical it stopped and I have seasonal allergies to pine cedar and hay. 

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Holy cow, Grimmie!  What an ordeal you went through with that snake attack!  I'm glad the ducks got him chased off.

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Oh my, Grimmie! I am so afraid of snakes. Glad it wasn't a dangerous one. To me there is no good snake.

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Oh my lord! I'm sorry I saw that! I had a snake in the barn last week.  It was black with longitudinal stripes and was all of a foot long! It wasn't even scary.

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9 minutes ago, jubal said:

Oh my lord! I'm sorry I saw that! I had a snake in the barn last week.  It was black with longitudinal stripes and was all of a foot long! It wasn't even scary.

Sorry jubal I should have warned you! I had the hardest time closing my eyes to go to sleep, kept seeing it unfold. We aren’t leaving any more eggs in that box because the ducks aren’t going to leave because they feel safe from the coyotes on the porch. I sure do hate snakes. 

We had a fun Sunday at our sons, finally got to do his birthday dinner, it was the 13th. Lyra was so good she always is happy to see me.

She loves to hang upside down!

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Hello! Hope everyone is surviving summer. 

I finally tackled the out dated tile around the fireplace. First day in, my back went out. It was one of the worst, took me out for a solid week and a half. But I'm fine and will hopefully finish the stencilling today. Need to hunt down polycrylic to seal. It's a minwax product now and home depot has stopped carrying them. The brass needs to be painted black and I'm looking for new handles, probably wrought iron.

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Little Lyra will be 7 months next week, how is that possible?!! She is such a character!

No more ducks on the porch. Guess we pissed them off when we moved their box away from the front door, threw the eggs away and scrubbed the porch. They did register their outrage before they moved back to the ponds. :rotf: We thought we would miss them but we don't.

Paul had a great 6 mo. checkup last week. He's so healthy and strong now, I am amazed sometimes. So Blessed!

Need to get off my butt and get back to my project. But I'll leave you with these two cuties.

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Sorry to hear about your back, QH. But glad to hear about your hubby's good health. Your stenciling job looks really good.

Lyra will probably be dating next month!

Poor homeless ducks. I hope they don't come back and take revenge.

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Wow, the tile looks amazing!  If you hadn't posted an in-progress picture I wouldn't have thought it was painted.
Sorry about your back and the duckies having to be ducks again.  Lyra and family pics were great!  She really is a ham.

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On 8/9/2018 at 12:49 PM, Heidi n Q said:

Wow, the tile looks amazing!  If you hadn't posted an in-progress picture I wouldn't have thought it was painted.
Sorry about your back and the duckies having to be ducks again.  Lyra and family pics were great!  She really is a ham.

Oh yes and a flirt and a huge drama queen. Her mother so deserves her! :crazy:

Stenciling is done and we’re going today to look for polycrylic. 

Had one duck lay a new egg in the box this morning. As soon as she left it was collected. I will make a quiche when I have enough if I can stomach them after the rotten egg/snake trauma. Might let son have them, he’s been wanting to taste them. 

 

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