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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

~ 3-15 ~ Happy Birthday Maggie ~ Wind Damage in GP ~

(written early this morning..and added to later this afternoon...)

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Here is the link to the card Jake sent Maggie....

Good morning/afternoon.  45º at 8:30am and raining.
1/3" since yesterday afternoon.
This morning we had an inch. We'll see what this storm that
is raging now (4pm Tuesday afternoon) has to show....

9am... UPS just confirmed the delivery of my modem will be sometime today. Sigh....4 days without internet makes for a cranky Sue!

Ok, so Dave my UPS guy delivered the modem at noon. Thank goodness! All that "overnight" crap was just that... crap. It wasn't even picked up by UPS until Monday in Bolder Colorado so it was "overnight" from then! Sigh......  I gave Dave a "Eat Drink be Irish" button to wear on St. Patty's Day, Thursday. I'm sure everyone on his route will want to pinch him thinking he has no green on, just UPS brown! HA! He will be wearin' green. Besides he's Irish!

Maggie and I have been snacking on a chicken I cooked last night in the crockpot. It's so juicy and tender. Making some gravy now to go on chicken and some biscuits. We did go to town yesterday, after Shiloh's 'mom' came and got her! Interestingly enough, she hasn't showed up today! I keep looking. In town I bought the chicken and some peppermint coffee creamer to go in my Harry and David 'Moose Munch and Peanut Butter' flavored coffee. OH MY, good!!!!

I received a card in the mail from Linda down in Woodland...

 inside it says..."Sometimes I just sit and ponder
on how you're doin' way off yonder." Put a smile
on this old face!!! Thanks Linda!

Brian and Jen's power was off from Sunday afternoon until 7pm Monday night. In Riverside Park in Grants Pass the wind knocked down 4 over 100' tall trees. One crashed through the gazebo where a birthday party was going on at the time. Nobody was hurt, thankfully. Here are a few pictures of local damage...

When the ground is a soaked as it is then the 35-55mph
gusts of wind come along.... 'stuff' happens. 7 homes were destroyed in Grants Pass. I hope Brian didn't have the insurance
on them!!!! (smile)

Historically this date....
1493Christopher Columbus returns to Spain after his first trip to the Americas.
1916President Woodrow Wilson sends 12,000 United States troops over the U.S.-Mexico border to pursue Pancho Villa.
1985 – The first Internet domain name is registered (

And births this date include....
1767Andrew Jackson, 7th President of the United States (d. 1845)
I like these. Would love a box of them!!!!

1882Jim Lightbody, American runner (d. 1953)
OMG, with a name like that, he HAD to be a runner!
In the cardiology unit there is a Dr. Lightheart. Fate via a name!

1899George Brent, American film actor (d. 1979)

1913Macdonald Carey, American actor (d. 1994)

1935Judd Hirsch, American actor

1941Mike Love, American musician (The Beach Boys)

1970Derek Parra, American speed skater

1975Eva Longoria, American actress
 with and without

So, the rains have come down hard and easy. The turkeys stood
out in the front yard most of the day. Sometimes the smart ones
would get under the trampoline. It's windy and cold. More rain on the way. Gotta go get some wood so we can have a fire.

Happy Tuesday, what is left of it!
Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Mom-Soupy-Sue
March 15th
National Pears Helene Day

~ 3-14 ~ Geese Ducks ~ Sami's Birthday Party ~ Shiloh .. yet again. ~

Good 36º morning.  Yesterday we got .64" of rain. Most of it in about an hour. This morning it's foggy. More rain expected through the week and we were told upwards to 8" of rain will fall.
Today is day 3 without internet for me. The phone company said they would "overnight" my modem. Well, it never came yesterday! So I wait.
The second pair of geese and the one single goose have returned now, making 5 total. And Mr. and Mrs. Mallard are here too....
Four in the pasture and one on the barn roof.
Opened the gate early yesterday in anticipation of the modem arriving. Noticed one of the hinges is broken. Swell. One more thing. Waited until 12:30 to leave for Sami's birthday party at her other grandmother's house. Got to the gate and there was Shiloh! Couldn't leave her, as she would follow me and get hit by a car on the road! So, in the car she goes. Muddy feet and all.
Took her home and was upset with Gerard and Maria. They both acted like.... 'sigh, this is a nuisance'. YES IT IS! I explained again about the collar and the perimeter wire. "But we have 20 acres." No dummy, you don't wire the entire 20 acres, just an area you want to contain Shiloh in.. include the patio so she can get in the shade, etc. "What do we do when we want to take her for a walk?" TAKE OFF THE COLLAR DUMMY! Oh boy, I was upset.
Sami's party was so fun. Jen and Jean had decorated for a Princess Party! All the little girls in fancy princess dresses and Sami was the prettiest!

Jen had all kinds of crafts for
the kids to make and games to play .. and Jean and Jen
made lot of food.... mini taquitos, chicken/cheese casserole,
meatballs, and had guacamole, salsa, and chips.
And then the rain thunder and lightening came! Lights
The party went on..
I came home, the back way since trees were down and
lines across the roadway. In Rogue River all the power
was off and all the businesses closed. I couldn't get a
few things I needed at the market. Trees uprooted
and lots of branches on the road! Everything ok here.
Power was on but there was some wind damage on
my porch...
Made a fire. We got snuggy. The storm really bothered
Maggie so she stayed close. Over 74,000 residences
without power in Jackson and Josephine Counties. How
lucky are we!!
1900 – The Gold Standard Act is ratified, placing United States currency on the gold standard
1964 – A jury in Dallas, Texas, finds Jack Ruby guilty of killing Lee Harvey Oswald, assumed assassin of John F. Kennedy.
1879Albert Einstein, German-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1955)
1920Hank Ketcham, American cartoonist (d. 2001)
1928Frank Borman, American astronaut and CEO
1933 – Sir Michael Caine, British actor
1946Steve Kanaly, American actor
1948 – Billy Crystal, American actor and comedian
  ... and Mrs. Vanette Ford Christensen.


Today's adjenda is wait for the UPS overnight package.
Hopefully a computer on line today. (HA! That didn't happen.) 
Maggie and I will
go to town and to the market and post office.
Bout it. Happy Monday. Ciao.
xo Mom-Soupy-Sue
 March 14th
 National Potato Chip Day