My View 2012 (July)

By: PeaceRiverBP , 8:41 PM GMT on June 30, 2012

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Here are a few days from January - August 2012:

January 1st, 2012, approximately 8am. 39 degrees


January 15th, 9am, 14 degrees


February 1st,7am, 42 degrees


February 15th, 8am, 40 degrees


March 1st, 8am, 38 degrees


March 15th, 8:30am, 39 degrees


April 1st, 2012 8:15 am, 35 degrees


April 15th, 9:30am, 60 degrees


May 1st, 7:30am, 46 degrees


May 15th, 8am, 57 degrees


June 1st, 9am, 63 degrees


June 15th, 7:30am, 61 degrees


July 1st, 8am, 74 degrees


July 15th, 5:30am, 68 degrees









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Hi Beth - Wishing you a very happy and weather safe month!
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Sandi; I'm so glad to hear that you had a good day! I love the photo- Union Jacks and all! :-)
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I had a good day yesterday, I met up with some photographing friends and we went to Henley.
This was one of my views yesterday :)
Notice the house with all the Union Jack flags on the left. They had them right across the balcony!
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Sandi; All we received from that storm was some wind and rain; nothing bad- in fact, we needed the rain!

Thanks for checking in on me! {{{hugs!}}}

Hope you're having a great day! :-)
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Hi Beth, is that storm front Dr M is talking about heading your way?
Take care!


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51. PeaceRiverBP
4:10 PM GMT on July 26, 2012
Janet; Isn't it funny how different the light is in the daily photos sometimes? I've noticed that the overcast days often appear brighter, because there are no deep shadows like there are on the sunny days.

I hope you got that nap, yesterday! Thanks for stopping in! :-)
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50. janetlee
4:25 PM GMT on July 25, 2012
just stopped by to check out your view.
What a difference 30 mintes made in the lighting for today.

I have been super busy around here this morning and about ready for a nap. We've been up since 5 so I guess I'm justified.
take care~~
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49. PeaceRiverBP
12:43 PM GMT on July 25, 2012
Linda; I can definitely relate! A month or so ago, all the sudden my phone was full of messages- dating back to late January- it was as though they'd been swirling around in space all this time and then got the signal to descend upon my phone and fill-up my voice mail. It's very odd, but it's happened to me before.

My "How come?" is why does the phone ONLY ring when you take out the trash, walk into the bathroom or sit down to eat?

Hope all is well & talk to you soon! :-)
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48. shoreacres
3:29 PM GMT on July 24, 2012
Here's my "How come?", posted here instead of Bug's so you're sure to see it.

How come I never remember to check my phone to see if there are messages? And, how come I never can remember to take my phone with me when I take out the trash? LOL

I need to get off to work - talk later!
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47. PeaceRiverBP
1:33 PM GMT on July 24, 2012
Sandi; What a pretty lake and a lovely place to walk - I hope the sun is still shining for you! I awoke to the sounds of rumbling thunder and a gentle rain; very welcome because we need it.

Thanks for stopping in and I hope you're having a wonderful day! :-)
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46. sandiquiz
4:58 PM GMT on July 23, 2012
Hi Beth,
Not been by for a few days - the sun has been shining and not a cloud in the sky, so wunderful for a change.

This lake was near my aunts house. We had a walk around it on Sunday afternoon, enjoying the ducks and watching the fishermen out in their little boats!

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45. PeaceRiverBP
1:01 AM GMT on July 23, 2012
Bug; Our hot and muggies are supposed to come back this week.... I wish they'd stay away! I've had my fill already!

Ooh! Queen and Country does sound interesting! Does Gus snuggle-up and watch TV, too? :-)
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44. palmettobug53
11:30 PM GMT on July 22, 2012
Cool respite?

It's been pretty muggy here today. A late afternoon sprinkle just made matters worse.

Been watching a little Andy on TVLand. There's another part of the Queen and Country series coming on at 8:00 on PBS: The Queen's Possessions. I've been watching this series the past 3 or 4 Sundays.

It's been truly interesting.
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43. PeaceRiverBP
12:18 PM GMT on July 22, 2012
Bug;

Isn't it aggravating when you type out a long, thoughtful post and then discover that the computer/Internet gremlins ate it? :-/

We're enjoying a brief cool respite from this summer's heat- or I should say a brief period of normal temperatures before we return to the hot spell we've been enduring since the beginning of the month! UGH! At this rate, I can't wait for fall!

Hope all is well and hope you have a lovely Sunday!

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42. palmettobug53
8:46 PM GMT on July 21, 2012
I see my computer burp this a.m. wiped out my post.

I was in my chair, starting to browse the blogs, when my battery ran out. I'd managed to get in a few posts first.

So, carried my lappy over to my old computer desk and plugged it in.

Stopped by here, posted a comment (just what, I no longer remember. Hello and idle chit chat, probably) when all of a sudden I got a blank page telling me I no longer had a connection.

Tried logging off and then back on but got the same thing. It was about time for me to get moving, so I just left the thing recharging.

It seems OK now, though. Have no idea what it was. Everything was plugged in.

Computer goblins, I guess! lol
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41. PeaceRiverBP
2:21 AM GMT on July 21, 2012
Janet; Yes, thank goodness, we have cooled down- we were in the upper sixties most of the day. No, no central A/C. Not many homes have air conditioning here, and actually, we don't often need it.

Hope you got to all your errands done! Enjoy your weekend! :-)
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40. janetlee
1:49 PM GMT on July 20, 2012
It looks like you might have cooled down for a bit. We are still hot even without the heat indice. Is your homeplace air conditioned? My sister lives in the NC mountains & drags out a wnidow unit during the hot summer months. She in years past only needed it during july & August but this year she had to bring it out in June.
I need to run errands again today so I guess I'd better get to it. I thought we had done everything yesterday when we were in town but something seems to always get forgotten.
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39. PeaceRiverBP
1:13 PM GMT on July 20, 2012
Sandi; Sorry to hear that your weather is still dreary! Hope you get a good excuse to dance that jig soon!

Linda; Thanks for the link! What a hoot! Food for thought for many, I'm sure!

Karen; The lush green is nice, but I will welcome my pond view when it returns in the fall!
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38. SBKaren
3:16 AM GMT on July 20, 2012
Oh look at your view now! You can hardly see the pond for all the leaves on the trees.....a nice trade off in my opinion!
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37. shoreacres
3:09 AM GMT on July 20, 2012
OK-doke. Here's your amusement for the morning. Did I laugh? Oh, yes I did. And then I thought about you. ;)

Just Desserts
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36. sandiquiz
2:20 PM GMT on July 19, 2012
No jigging today - it is damp and grey with a high of 59.4 mid afternoon!
The promised sunshine for Friday and Saturday has been replaced with rain and the sun moved to Sunday and Monday.... I will not hold my breath, nor practice my jig!

Have a wonderful weekend, I shall be busy - out all day Sunday and have a dinner out Saturday night. No rest for the wicked! lol
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35. PeaceRiverBP
12:51 AM GMT on July 18, 2012
Janet; Our tire blew as we were about a quarter mile from the highway off-ramp, and being that it was a rear tire on a tandem axle, we limped to the off-ramp, where a large service station was right opposite the exit, so that's probably why that tire looks so terrible! The blow out also did some damage to the wheel-well and belly-box above it, which my (now) ex-husband said he fixed with some sheet metal.

I'm hoping that the weather will mellow-out soon, too. It's been hot here for the normally cooler northeast where air conditioners are not common. I have to remind myself that other areas are experiencing extreme heat and thanking my lucky stars that we're topping out in the low-mid 80's with a strong wind, but still, I'll be glad to get back to our normal summer-time 70's! (I want to see Sandi dance her jig, too! Come on, Sandi! :-) )
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34. janetlee
5:48 PM GMT on July 17, 2012
I think your tire looks worse than ours did. Too bad we didn't have Sandi along to lend a hand. Max has put the pumpkin back together again. We never managed to find a replacement fenderskirt but Max has done an excellent repair of the damaged one. We probably could have continued our trip but neither of us was much in the mood of it after that.
Hopefully this crazy weather everyone is having will get its self straightened out soon. Plus I would like to see Sandi dance her jig...
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33. PeaceRiverBP
2:50 PM GMT on July 17, 2012
Sandi; Even though the tire blow-out wasn't fun, I still love the photo of "you" with the tire.... with added mouth open wide and eyebrows up in alarm! (And screwdriver and all!)

I know what you mean about too much rain; this spring it was cool and rained everyday from late April until the second week of June! Now it's hot and dry... we can only hope that we get a happy-medium this fall!

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32. sandiquiz
12:53 PM GMT on July 17, 2012
I have just seen a reprise of myself with the blow out in Janet's blog :-)

I also commented that I still had my screw driver then!!! lol

Do you know - the first day we get sun from morning to night I shall dance a jig! We had a lovely morning, I even sat outside for my second cup of coffee. Now, at about 2pm it is dull and grey again, with rain threatened! boo hoo!
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31. PeaceRiverBP
1:18 PM GMT on July 16, 2012
Linda; All that stuff strung on the line are my neighbor's squirrel baffles. They've tried different things to keep the squirrels out of the feeders and just kept adding them until finally, the squirrels couldn't make their way to the bird seed any more!

We had a big thunderstorm last night with heavy rains, so we certainly are looking lush and green today! I agree about dividing up our weather woes more evenly; after a long, cold, wet spring, we've ow been enduring a hot, dry summer! (I can't complain too much- we're not as hot as many areas, yet, but hot for a place where few have A/C!)

Hmmm.... "somebody ELSE made my business happen"? Is he trying to say that we can take no credit for supporting ourselves by our own gumption and hard work? :-/
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30. shoreacres
11:48 AM GMT on July 16, 2012
Beth, you may have mentioned this and I missed it, but - what are those things that look like bottles on the fence? I can figure out the bird feeder(s?), and it looks like there are some floats off there to the left, but the bottles are a mystery. Maybe for hummingbirds? Water? Things that are obvious to other people aren't always obvious to me!

It does look lush up your way now. I feel so bad for the people in the midwest who are going through the drought we had last year. Things surely would be more pleasant if some of this weather could spread itself about. I know Sandi would be happy!

Well, it's Monday, and even though our President says that somebody else made my business happen - I can't find that somebody anywhere around! Guess I'd better go to work! LOL
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29. PeaceRiverBP
1:38 PM GMT on July 14, 2012
Sandi; Thanks for doing the leg-work for me! I have watched a few episodes of MASH, but I also read the books M*A*S*H and MASH Goes to Maine by Richard Hooker. Ayup.... who can forget the Finest Kind Fish Market & Clinic?

Janet; Yes, we're dense alright! :-)
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28. sandiquiz
6:20 PM GMT on July 13, 2012
Quoting janetlee:
@SandiI was a hugh fan of MASH and if I remember correctly Hawkeye was from CRABAPPLE Cove.

Oh, so it was - I got the "Cove" part right!! Lol
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27. janetlee
5:30 PM GMT on July 13, 2012
looks as if you now have a rather dense cover of green

@SandiI was a hugh fan of MASH and if I remember correctly Hawkeye was from CRABAPPLE Cove.
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26. sandiquiz
3:05 PM GMT on July 13, 2012
Hi Beth,

I found this information ... which make things even more complicated! lol

"There is a Cabot Cove located in Kennebunkport, Maine but there is no actual Cabot Cove, Maine.

The producers of the Murder she Wrote series used the fictional name Cabot Cove, Maine but supposedly modelled the look and feel of the town on Castine, Maine. My sources indicate that even this is questionable as Castine does not actually resemble the Cabot Cove depicted in the series and claim that it looks more like Boothbay Harbor, Maine. To further complicate this, the series was never even actually filmed in any of these locations in Maine, but rather in Mendocino, California."

Were you a MASH watcher? Hawkeye also supposedly came from Cabot Cove!


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25. PeaceRiverBP
1:33 PM GMT on July 09, 2012
Linda; I love the videos! Thanks for posting them! The first is a classic- Chatham Light in the fog... since we're surrounded by water on three sides, we're literally one of the foggiest places in the world! And the other is lovely, showing our beaches at their hectic-summer best!

About driving in the snow, good Heavens, girl, if you ever get up this way at that time of year, I'll drive you!!! (Of course, you can always stay at one of the many inns downtown and just walk everywhere!)

Sandi; I didn't know that Cabot Cove was a real place- that show was supposed to be in Maine wasn't it? (I've never been much of a TV watcher; I don't know if I've ever viewed any of those episodes.) Maine is an amazingly beautiful place! I'll have to look up Cabot Cove.

Hope you have a wonderful week, too!
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23. sandiquiz
10:55 AM GMT on July 09, 2012
Thank you so much for posting the photos of your town, it is so beautiful.

I used to watch the Anglea Lansbury, "Murder, She Wrote" programmes. Her Cabot Cove is not that far away, now I have checked it, and I loved the rustic feel of the properties in that show. Was it really filmed in Cabot Cove, do you know?

Have a good week :)
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22. shoreacres
2:33 AM GMT on July 09, 2012
Beth, your photos of Chatham are marvelous. I love that winter photo. I'd never make that drive in winter and I refuse to fly any more, so I guess I'll not see that scene, but the other seasons seem to be pretty good, too!

I wondered if there were any good videos of Chatham, and lookie what I found.



And look at this!



Looking at these and your photos just made me happy, so I think I'll close it down for the night. Have a good day tomorrow!
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21. PeaceRiverBP
1:53 AM GMT on July 09, 2012
Bug; This is a big year for mosquitoes here, too. Not as thick as I've seen them in some places, but more than usual.

Janet; Yes, this is a truly beautiful place; ironically, I didn't appreciate it until I moved away for a few years.

I'm glad to hear that your yard was declared safe! Stay safe!
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20. janetlee
8:08 PM GMT on July 08, 2012
Your Chatham is beautiful! the Christmas scene looks like a Christmas card. No wonder you love it so.

Ticks, mosquitoes and now snakes. I was trying to point out a tiny lizard to Max this morning when I noticed a head that wasn't a lizard. It was the snake I'd caught a glimpse of last evening while watering. I really do not mind having snakes around I just don't want them in the yard (if I see them) because of Molly. She is not afraid of anything the intrudes into her space. We gathered up Molly and came on inside. Max checked while I was at church and declared the yard safe...I hope!
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19. palmettobug53
2:29 PM GMT on July 08, 2012
LOL... now that I've said I don't see ticks, I'll probably see a whole bunch, out of the blue.

I think our big thing in my neighborhood is mosquitos.
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18. PeaceRiverBP
1:40 PM GMT on July 08, 2012
Bug; You and I must have been posting to one another at the same time! I know what you mean about going from a desk top to a lap top and vice-versa... I have a lap top at home but have always used a desk top at work so I make the switch all the time! It always takes a few minutes for the fingers to remember the new keyboard.

I'm envious at your lack of ticks - we have so many here, it could be the theme to a new horror movie! It's bad enough for pets; I can't imagine how awful it must be for the wild animals!

Well, on a happier note, I hope you have a wonderful Sunday ahead of you! :-)
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17. palmettobug53
3:18 PM GMT on July 07, 2012
HI, Beth.

Sandi apologizes for not getting here for a couple of days. I haven't really made the rounds much since my desktop died back in March.

It took me a couple of months to get the password hacked past on my lappy, make arrangements to get the router set up by my IP (free vs buying one!) and then figuring out how to transfer my Norton account.

I'll admit I dragged my feet. In a way, I was enjoying being Internet-less. Watching TV, reading, working crosswords, etc.

But I knew I had to get up off my butt and get cracking, with 'cane season upon me.

I miss my desktop. Laptops are WAY different. I can't type fast on this thing. They keyboard is so small compared to what I'm used to. I have to get a mouse. This touchpad just doesn't do it for me. I'm so slow and it takes me forever to do anything or get anywhere. Whine, whine.... LOL

I reckon I'll eventually get used to it and wonder why I thought it was so hard at first.

I do miss my number keypad, though. I can't do signs, symbols or put that little thingy over the 'e' in my name. The next one WILL have a number pad. Hubby bought me this thing a couple of years ago and he didn't know.

It was good to have, though. I didn't have to go out and buy a new one, when the hard drive on my desktop died. I just had to drag this one out of the closet and get it set up.

I see you've been having tick problems. I think I could count on one hand the number of ticks I've seen on my cats or the one dog I had, here at the house. I'll admit we don't have woods nearby, which increases the risk.

when I was growing up, I was always pulling them off our dogs and cats, as we had fallow farmland and woody patches all around us. Nasty things. And we didn't have Lyme disease worries back then, either.
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16. PeaceRiverBP
1:34 PM GMT on July 07, 2012
More photos of my beloved downtown Chatham:




(photos from link)


(photo from link)


Chatham Light:


The beach we walked to across from Chatham Light:

(photos from link)

And, at Christmas!

(photo from link)
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15. PeaceRiverBP
1:18 PM GMT on July 07, 2012

(image from link)

Sandi; It was a lovely walk; this is a very small town with a quaint down-town area of two-story buildings with big shop windows (beautifully decorated at Christmas-time) and just a short walk to the sea. The ocean breezes keep it cool during the summer and provide a salty tang to the air. I know how you feel about missing the sea; I've lived walking distance from salt water most of my life and when I lived in the middle of Florida, I really missed being just a few miles from the ocean- the feel of the constant breeze on my face and the fresh, clean smell of it. I loved Florida but it's good to be home. :-)

Janet; Eek... TICKS!!! We have them here, too- with a vengeance after the mild winter! My dog Sammy & I still get out for our daily walks and hikes in the woods, but it's near impossible to find all the ticks on him afterwards. UGH. I'll be glad when fall returns and we start getting tick-killing frosts so I don't have to do tick-checks and be picking them up off the floor all the time any more! Yuck! (I hate bugs- can you tell?)
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14. janetlee
12:31 PM GMT on July 07, 2012
Your walk-about sounded devine. We have to drive to far to get to our beach even though we live on the coast. We on occasion used to go downtown to walk around. It is situated along 2 rivers and most of the time has a nice breeze in the evening. But lately it is just too much of an effort to get Max off his tush. He has usually excerted himself staying out in the heat around here doing his "busy" work. So my walk-abouts are mostly around the pond & I don't do that now because of the ticks.
Enjoy your week-end.
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13. sandiquiz
8:24 AM GMT on July 07, 2012
Hi Beth - your walk to the beach and lighthouse sounds lovely - I do miss living nearer the sea, especially as I spent the first twenty years of my life only a few miles from it, and could drive over in an evening for a walk, or fish and chips on the beach!
Now I have to plan to be away all day just to get to the beach, as MK is almost in the middle of England - equal distance from the east, the west and the south!

Have a great weekend, I am staying in to write or knit and keep warm - may even have to put on the heating!!!
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12. PeaceRiverBP
12:35 PM GMT on July 05, 2012
Linda; Good morning! Yesterday was a work day for me, so it was just business as usual. I had my fun the evening before, when a friend and I went to downtown Chatham and walked the length of Main Street to Chatham Light (lighthouse) and back again. It was a beautiful evening and we even went down to the beach across the street from the lighthouse and stuck our toes in the very cold ocean! (Didn't see any sharks!) So, we got to thoroughly enjoy a nice walk without the holiday crowds.

Hope you had a wonderful 4th! :-)
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11. shoreacres
1:17 AM GMT on July 05, 2012
Evening, Beth,

I always figure if I get my greeting in before the fireworks start, it counts! I hope your day was great - I'm sure it was. It was nice here, too. Very pleasant, relaxing and ordinary. What could be better? Enjoy the rest of your day. I'm not sure quite what's going on here - I don't see a single person out my window. Maybe they cancelled the fireworks on the lake and I don't know about it. Usually boats go out to watch. There will be some I can see from the third story balcony, though. I'll wander up in a bit and see what's up - in the sky!

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10. PeaceRiverBP
11:57 AM GMT on July 04, 2012
Good morning Sandi and OGal and thanks so much for the Independence Day greetings!

A HAPPY and SAFE 4th of July to you all!

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9. OGal
11:36 AM GMT on July 04, 2012



Freedom has not been free.
Thank you my Navy family!
Happy 4th of July Beth.

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8. sandiquiz
10:22 AM GMT on July 04, 2012


Hope it is a good day for you :)
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7. PeaceRiverBP
1:09 PM GMT on July 02, 2012
Sandi; Happy July! You're not alone with your internet connection troubles; I've known so many people who've had them lately! I hope all the internet bugs have been worked out by now. :-)

Hope you're having a lovely day!
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6. sandiquiz
12:43 PM GMT on July 02, 2012
Hi Beth, sorry I haven't been around for a couple of days, I lost my internet connection, and although I can read what is happening using my phone, I find writing comments with one finger a little laborious and makes my finger hurt after a while! lol

How green your view is - so is mine, but like you, we have had much more rain than we usually get in late spring - broken all previous records, apparently!

Wishing you a very happy July :)
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