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  1. Midnightmom

    What are you canning today? Part 8

    motherearth- I can't even begin to imagine how many jars you must have! How many canners do you have going at one time? Do you do quarts or pints? Soooooooooooooooo many questions.
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    St. John In Exile

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    Incoming...East Coast....H. Florence RURR??

    Time for some humor!
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    Incoming...East Coast....H. Florence RURR??

    Olivia - https://www.mail.com/news/politics/8731488-maui-hit-with-heavy-rain-olivia-bears-hawaii.html#.7518-stage-hero1-1 Florence - https://www.mail.com/news/politics/8732506-latest-stations-running-gas-amid-evacuations.html#.7518-stage-hero1-3
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    Incoming...East Coast....H. Florence RURR??

    I read an article recently that said you need to keep your portable generator at least 20 feet from the house and/or garage, and that you need to have battery operated (or at least battery back-up carbon-monoxide detectors)! I remember thinking at the time that while that may be true from a safety perspective, it's not really very practical from an op-sec perspective. https://www.nist.gov/news-events/news/2009/10/safer-emergencies-give-your-power-generator-some-space
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    Samaritan's purse has been here too because of the Carr Fire. Once the evac-ed areas were opened for "repopulation" they started helping home-owners sift through the ashes and rubble to try and find ANY keepsake, no matter how small.
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    Probably the same two I had for my pacemaker surgery. One of them was F~yl, don't know what the other one was. :/
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    The Carr Fire

    If you have been watching the news at all, you have probably heard about the Carr Fire burning in northern CA. It started at Whiskeytown Lake, to the west of the city I lived in for 10 yrs. It has been burning out of control for several days now, and they have not been able to use air tankers or helicopter water drops because the smoke is too thick for good visibility and the ashes could foul the engines. :( It has been burning north and east and has now reached the outskirts of the part of town I used to live in. A subdivision "just around the corner" from where I used to live, is now being evacuated. I'm pretty sure I be leaving too. Am I really ready??? I don't think so. I am nowhere near there anymore, but I am going through a mental checklist and it is crazy SCARY how unprepared I am (mentally and otherwise) to actually be having to think about getting out! Here's a topographic map of the area. The red is where the fire is burning. The blue is the wind direction. The yellow shows the mountain ranges that are trapping the smoke on the valley floor. The smoke (and ash) has no place to go except SOUTH. I live in Anderson, Kevin lives in Chico (and he works in Red Bluff). The high temps (100+ combined with the smoke and the ash makes it very difficult to be outside and people are advised to stay inside unless necessary to go out). The red scrawling is where the fire originated (Hwy 299 - west of Redding, near Whiskeytown Lake). It has been burning north and east and is now threatening a neighborhood very close to where we lived for 10 yrs! Mary Lake subdivision is circled in yellow, and the street we lived on is in green. The blue locator pin is the location of the house - 3815 Oro St. I'm pretty sure we would be evacuating if we still lived there!
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    The Carr Fire

    The first casualty was a dozer operator who died in a burnover. Then there was the fireman whose truck got caught up in the "firenado." (Not sure who the third firefighter was. ) The first "civilian" was a man who was at home recovering from bypass surgery. (He lived alone) Then there was the grandma and her two great-grandchildren. Finally there was a PG&E worker who died in a single vehicle accident. (His death was attributed to the fire because he was working on restoring power in a fire affected area.)
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    The Carr Fire

    Carr Fire 100% Contained!!! Thursday, August 30th 2018 A sigh of relief for many as the most destructive fire in Northstate history is now 100 percent contained at 229,651 acres. The Carr fire started on July 23 around 1:30 p.m. near Carr Powerhouse Road along Highway 299. The community of French Gulch was the first to evacuate the area. On the fourth evening of the fire, July 26, the fast unprecedented fire came into Redding. The devastating firenado took lives and destroyed 1,079 homes and damaged 190. Eight people have died in the fire, three firefighters, a PG&E worker, and four civilians https://krcrtv.com/news/carr-fire/carr-fire-100-percent-contained
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    Old Pine

    Praying God comforts and guides you through the next few tomorrows.
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    Road closed ahead

    Well, you DO live in the "Show Me" state!!!
  13. Yours actually stays IN the basket?!?!?!?!? I thought everyone's clean laundry got dumped on the couch and stayed there until it was all worn again and dumped back into the hamper!!!
  14. I read somewhere, once upon a time, that if you're in a hurry to evac, just grab the dirty clothes hamper! It most likely has enough clothing in it for a few days AND that mix of clothing more than likely includes socks and underwear!
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    The Carr Fire is still burning, but it is no longer threatening any towns and all evacuation orders have been lifted. We have had new help coming from Texas, Australia, and Samoa to help quench this thing. As for it joining another one, there are 2 new fires burning north of the Carr Fire. The Hirz Fire is on the same side of Lake Shasta and that may be what you have been hearing about. It appears to be burning quite aggressively and is causing many evacuations. As a result, the smoke down here is still pretty thick. The immediate needs have all been met, but the marathon is just beginning.......................
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    Maybe this will help.
  17. http://vintagepatterns.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page 83,500 VINTAGE SEWING PATTERNS PUT INTO ONLINE DATABASE FROM VOGUE, MCCALL’S, BUTTERICK, AND SIMPLICITY Whether you’re an expert costume designer or have ever aspired to sew your own clothes, there is now a website with 85,300 vintage sewing patterns on it, including patterns by McCall’s, Vogue, Butterick, Simplicity, and many others. Because this database of vintage sewing patterns is a collective group effort, the number of patterns on it is constantly growing. Many have fond memories of visiting the local fabric store with their mothers to sift through clothing patterns and remember when the sewing machine was just as much of a staple in the household as a computer is now. If you long to recreate those moments and sew your own clothes, the Vintage Patterns Wiki website has a massive selection of vintage sewing patterns available for you, none of which came after the year 1992. Searching through these 83,500 vintage sewing patterns may sound like a daunting task, but it is actually much easier than you might think. For instance, if you hanker after a particular era of clothing and a style worn by specific people like Elizabeth Taylor or Audrey Hepburn, for example, you can search the database of vintage sewing patterns by decade. Besides searching this online database of vintage sewing patterns by decade, you are also able to browse clothing by designer as well as the type of garment you are interested in, whether it is a dress, bathing suit, jacket, coat, blouse, pants, a costume, or general evening wear. You will even find a section devoted completely to seasonal sewing patterns.
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    Fill a ziplock with a 50/50 mix of water & isopropyl alcohol. It will get very cold and slushy, but it will still be "bendable" and not be a stiff brick of ice!!!
  19. http://www.kcra.com/article/big-blisters-woman-warning-others-of-commonly-found-weeds-horrifying-effects/22488311 If you get the sap of this plant - commonly known as Wild Parsnip - on you and then stay exposed to the sun you can develop some terrible blisters! Wash your skin ASAP and stay out of the sun for a few days.
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    Prepping for the “Golden Years”

    An 8 x 10 storm shelter still looks claustrophobic to me! (Is there a curtain around the potty???
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    The Carr Fire

    UPDATED INFO ABOUT THE "FIRENADO"......... This explains that pic of the pipe wrapped the tree! ------------------------------- REDDING, Calif. — According to the National Weather Service, preliminary reports indicate the large fire whirl that occurred on Thursday, July 26, during the Carr Fire reached speeds in excess of 143 mph. Officials said the large fire whirl in Redding occurred between 7:30 and 8:00 p.m. and was equivalent to an EF-3 tornado on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. https://krcrtv.com/news/carr-fire/nws-large-fire-whirl-seen-during-carr-fire-equivalent-to-ef-3
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    The Carr Fire

    Animated growth of the Carr Fire. I watched in fascination at the rate of speed it acquired as it crested the hill into the neighborhoods of west Redding.

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