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Jul 22, 2010 9:27 PM CST
Name: Mary
The dry side of Oregon
Be yourself, you can be no one else
Congratulations on the red and blue ribbons at the fair, Jeannie, your needlework is beautiful! Your weather sounds WILD!!!

We just have some strong straight line winds tonight. This morning while it was calm, we picked up broken hay bales from our neighbor's field, and when I saw a mouse running out from under my pile of hay, I went after it with the pitchfork. Now the pitchfork had a bend in it between the metal part with the tines, and the wooden handle, a sort of sleeve of lighter weight metal. It had been bent for some time but since I don't usually lift heavy forkfulls of hay, it was holding together, until I stabbed at the mouse. OOPS, the thing is not supposed to bend that way! Mouse escaped too.

So, we decided to drive the Dodge pickup to town to buy a new pitchfork, because it needs to run every so often to keep the battery charged, the AC seals from drying out, and the engine lubricated. Fritz, the Jack Russell Terrier we babysit for our daughter had been telling me for days that there was something in the front of the truck. Yeah, sure. Well, the Nose knows and he was right. Hubby raised the hood and there was a packrat nest, built from the insulation that had once been on the firewall and the underside of the hood. We cleaned that out, looked for damaged wires, found none and went to town in it. Hubby watched the gauges, nothing abnormal. We ordered new insulation from the dealership after buying the new pitchfork and having lunch. I also picked up a Martha Washington geranium for $1.75 that had been $10.79. End of season sale, and it doesn't look that bad.

Oh golly, it's almost dark I need to get the sheets off the line and onto the bed. They'll be dry, our humidity runs around 10-20%.
Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.
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