We usually reserve the term for certain winter storms rather than rain storms with high winds.
Okay, I see Violet, Agnes, and Natasha. But I don’t see Alice. Anyone see her?
Just not ready for the counterattack to co,e before the attack.
There’s nothing quite like the sound of a few hundred pounds of swine coming through the woods to your backyard after breaking out of their pen. Never raised pigs myself, but we did live near a pig farm for a few years when I was a kid. Had a few times when they broke out of the pen and the farmers had to round them up. The first time it happened didn’t understand what exactly was happening, it was just pigs, right? But after that first time hearing the sounds of them on the loose in the woods was a sign to hit the high ground, aka the porch or in a tree or inside, as soon as possible. And I learned as an adult that pigs take the least time to go feral of any domesticated animal.
Oh, is that what it was supposed to be? First time I’ve heard the storm called a Nor’easter, but it certainly fits. Finally got out to the dump/transfer station today (figured with the blackout that they were closed Thursday since they couldn’t operate the compactors without power) and got a good look at some of the damage we’d only heard a little of out that way. Saw quite a few uprooted trees, trees that have survived worse storms over the years. Actually, I wonder if some of them were uprooted else where and moved there over the last couple days as there was one spot where I counted at least five or six all grouped together in a clump and I was told there were more there. With the area their in if they had been more spaced out I wouldn’t be wondering if they were moved there. Though why that spot and not somewhere else, such as the burn pit at the station, is beyond me. But even without seeing that spot, saw plenty of uprooted trees as well as trees that either had very large branches snapped off or trees that were snapped in two.
Yes, power blackout. We had heavy rains and high winds Wednsday (spelling?) night into the early hours of Thursday and around 3AM the power went out. It might have been before 3, all I know is something caused me to wake and it was a little too dark in my room which meant the street lamp outside was out. The only electricity I had was a little USB rechargable light and a battery operated clock beside my bed so I at least knew it was like two or three minutes after three when I looked at the clock. Didn’t get power back until sometime this morning. At least we have flashlights, lanterns, a gas stove (and if we want to bake we have a little camp oven we can put on top of the stove), and a little propane heater so it wasn’t as bad as it could have been.
Oh, I thought the flaming squirrel sauce was to chase off squirrels. Haven’t had problems with possums eating things around here. The only problm we had with possums was one getting into the basement years ago. Haven’t had raccoon problems in a decade or so, though we did have to chase raccoons off years ago. Squirrels, rats, and mice getting into the bird feeders are a different matter. Though the cats are pretty good about chasing them off when they hear them at the window feeders.
Courage to take away the microphone when she wanted to talk about how fabulous she believes the vile, Mad Max wannabe raccoons are? No courage there, that was her wanting to talk about what she sees as artistic taste. Decideing to create a costume to infiltrate the raccoons, yes, nothing wrong with that. BUT deciding TOMMY had to be the one to infiltrate them when SHE’S the one interested in the raccoons, that proves she is far from everything and is a coward.
I think Olwen would have corrected her if she had.
Not Tommy’s idea. Go back to the 16th. Tommy says “Um… CN News, Tommy here… Sophie had an idea—” That was the first mention of the raccoon disguise idea, and it was Sophie who came up with it. Elvis asked if there was a way to learn more about raccoons and then Tommy (after we see Puck trying to rescue the man by hanging off his face) reveal Sophie had the idea. Sophie then reveals her idea is a cat on the inside. I thought she was showing off her costume at that time, I didn’t realize she’d already forced poor Tommy into the costume. She thinks raccoons are so fabulous, then she should wear the costume rather than cowardly make Tommy do it.