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Source: (consider it) Thread: The U.S.S. USA-- Boldly going forward, 'cause we can't find reverse!
Sioni Sais
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quote:
Originally posted by Lyda*Rose:
Logic. You can't beat it.

Not even with a Louisville Slugger.

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Pigwidgeon

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Originally posted by Sioni Sais:
I expect the climate change deniers will claim that this shows that only in places where there is a majority not denying climate change, will it actually get warmer.

How can you explain that solid red Arizona is getting hotter?

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Piglet
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Originally posted by Pigwidgeon:
How can you explain that solid red Arizona is getting hotter?

The Almighty making a point? [Big Grin]

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jedijudy

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WooHoo! It's a little after noon, and the temperature is only 67 degrees!!! We're promised tomorrow will be even cooler, then another cool front is coming down later in the week!

Thank you, all you Northerners, for sharing the cool, dryer air! [Yipee]

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Pigwidgeon

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Our 100º days have ended, and tomorrow is supposed to be the last day that we go over 90º!

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Piglet
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Originally posted by jedijudy:
WooHoo! It's a little after noon, and the temperature is only 67 degrees ...

That's about what it was here today as well: very warm for these parts in late October!

Mind you, it was also absolutely p*ssing with rain, which my gardening friends say is a Good Thing. [Big Grin]

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Brenda Clough
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A week before Halloween, and it is warm enough to cycle in shorts and sandals.

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Bishops Finger
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Blame The Great Debaser* - he is obviously in league with Satan.

In any case, global warming is clearly Fake News put about by the dastardly Chinese, China being a large country surrounded entirely by a small ocean. Somewhere not the Atlantic.

(*i.e. your 'president').

IJ

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Pigwidgeon

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Originally posted by Bishops Finger:
(*i.e. your 'president').

IJ

Earlier today I heard him called The Great Pumpkin. The GP was a big disappointment to Linus, never showing up in the pumpkin patch with the expected gifts. I like the comparison.

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Bishops Finger
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Yes, poor Linus - even though he always waited for the GP in the sincerest pumpkin patch he could find.

Such unquestioning faith....

[Overused]

IJ

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sharkshooter

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Got maps, etc for my driving trip from Ottawa, Ontario to Phoenix, AZ. Leaving in two weeks. [Yipee]

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Piglet
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Goodness, Sharkshooter, that's quite a trip!

Safe travels! [Smile]

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Brenda Clough
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It's good to do that before the winter sets in -- it's no fun driving in a blizz. If you need crash space near Washington DC pm me.

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sharkshooter

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Originally posted by Brenda Clough:
It's good to do that before the winter sets in -- it's no fun driving in a blizz. If you need crash space near Washington DC pm me.

Thanks, but not going near DC this time. If I did, I'd stay at my wife's place. [Smile]

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sharkshooter

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Originally posted by Piglet:
Goodness, Sharkshooter, that's quite a trip!

Safe travels! [Smile]

Thanks. Won't be back to the Great White North until April. i.e. after the snow is gone!

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Pigwidgeon

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Originally posted by sharkshooter:
Got maps, etc for my driving trip from Ottawa, Ontario to Phoenix, AZ. Leaving in two weeks. [Yipee]

When do you plan to arrive in Phoenix? We'll have to plan a Shipmeet!

(I believe you said you would be south of the city -- the rest of the Phoenix-area Shipmates are to the northwest, north, and southeast.)

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Piglet
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Originally posted by sharkshooter:
... Won't be back to the Great White North until after the snow is gone!

Sensible bloke! [Big Grin]

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sharkshooter

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Originally posted by Pigwidgeon:
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Originally posted by sharkshooter:
Got maps, etc for my driving trip from Ottawa, Ontario to Phoenix, AZ. Leaving in two weeks. [Yipee]

When do you plan to arrive in Phoenix? We'll have to plan a Shipmeet!

(I believe you said you would be south of the city -- the rest of the Phoenix-area Shipmates are to the northwest, north, and southeast.)

I plan to arrive in Maricopa around Nov. 16 and I will have a car, so can go to where you are.

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Amanda B. Reckondwythe

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Maricopa is about 30 miles south of where Pigwidgeon is located. It doesn't look like a difficult drive from there into Phoenix judging from the map.

Pigwidgeon might know the area better than I do and could suggest a restaurant where we could all meet. I think we should do it!

Maybe find a church that we could all MW on the 19th?

[ 27. October 2017, 22:58: Message edited by: Amanda B. Reckondwythe ]

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Pigwidgeon

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Sharkshooter, I've sent an email to the Phoenix-area Shipmates, so we'll be contacting you with some ideas. Will you be on the Ship while on the road?

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Golden Key
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{Pictures Ship atop car atop road.}

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Piglet
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quote:
Originally posted by Golden Key:
{Pictures Ship atop car atop road.}

You mean something like this?

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Pigwidgeon

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Originally posted by Golden Key:
{Pictures Ship atop car atop road.}

I thought of that as I was posting.

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sharkshooter

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quote:
Originally posted by Pigwidgeon:
Will you be on the Ship while on the road?

No. But will log in when I arrive. I will be staying spring.

PM sent with my email.

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Ian Climacus

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Sorry to read of the ute terror attack...

[Votive] for all in Manhattan, and all affected.

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Piglet
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Indeed. [Votive]

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M.
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Also from me.

M.

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Amanda B. Reckondwythe

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Autumn has finally arrived in Phoenix. I slept with the windows closed last night and will probably put the blanket on the bed this weekend.

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Pigwidgeon

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Originally posted by Amanda B. Reckondwythe:
Autumn has finally arrived in Phoenix. I slept with the windows closed last night and will probably put the blanket on the bed this weekend.

I wore a lightweight jacket the other day to go outside!

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Could you southern shipmates please send some warmth this way? It's been in the 30s all week, mostly overcast and drizzle. So naturally, the heat pump that warms our sanctuary decided to give up the ghost -- it could be two weeks until the replacement part arrives [Disappointed]
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Got an old lady with no money in an apartment she owns where the boiler has given up the ghost. Trying to scout out help. 3 cats make it hard to find alternative housing, if it comes to that...

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sharkshooter

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quote:
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quote:
Originally posted by Amanda B. Reckondwythe:
Autumn has finally arrived in Phoenix. I slept with the windows closed last night and will probably put the blanket on the bed this weekend.

I wore a lightweight jacket the other day to go outside!
I wore my winter coat yesterday.

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Piglet
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As the temperature outside has dipped into single figures Centigrade I've just (reluctantly) turned the thermostats on for the base-board heaters and donned a pair of socks for the first time since early May. [Frown]

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Amanda B. Reckondwythe

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Being an ex-pat New Yorker, I am always mindful of the fact that October 15 is the date when landlords in New York City are legally required to begin supplying their tenants with heat.

I'm mindful of that as I lounge by poolside, of course. [Smile]

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Pigwidgeon

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quote:
Originally posted by Amanda B. Reckondwythe:
Being an ex-pat New Yorker, I am always mindful of the fact that October 15 is the date when landlords in New York City are legally required to begin supplying their tenants with heat.

And there always seemed to be a spell of almost-freezing weather a week or two before October 15.
[Frown]

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Ian Climacus

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I may be visiting your fair land, going on a whistle-stop tour of various university campuses.

So far I have:

Georgia State
Indian River, Florida
Maryland, Baltimore County
Michigan State
Concordia University Wisconsin/Ann Arbor

Given I have 2 weeks I hope not more are added; I have a symposium to attend [in Austin] and may visit friends in San Jose too.

So start filling your diaries between Jan 30 and Feb 15 now so you have an excuse not to meet me. [Smile]

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Amanda B. Reckondwythe

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quote:
Originally posted by sharkshooter:
I plan to arrive in Maricopa around Nov. 16 and I will have a car, so can go to where you are.

<<Bump>> The 16th is fast approaching. What plans have we laid?

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sharkshooter

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Wind chill is -20C this morning, as I pack the car for my drive.

Other than a couple side trips, I will be in Arizona until mid-April. I won't miss the cold and the snow.

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It's too bad we can't blend the cold and hot air together to make all the temperatures perfect!

My laurel oak lost a lot of its leaves in the hurricane (two months ago today!) and put out new, spring green leaves. It looks funny now, seeing the remaining older leaves falling while the bright green leaves are still on the tree. If all goes according to the regular schedule, the oak will bloom again next month!

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I became a believer yesterday, flannel sheets on the bed, short sleeve and light weight clothes put away, and fuzzy PJ's worn.

I am happy to say all of Holiday shopping done. I like to avoid the rush and spend my Advent days in quiet baking. My favorite time of the year. I love Winter.

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