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The WildClickers take the train to the Rainforest. Track 61

 
 
pwayfarer
 
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Reply Mon 25 Jul, 2005 12:09 pm
I donno about this heat wave. We seem to have a "wind wave" around here. It's blowing non stop.
I'd rather have the high wind here than where you are, Ul. Have a wonderful time and come up this way, next time.
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Stradee
 
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Reply Mon 25 Jul, 2005 12:10 pm
sumac, kittens stay indoors most of the time - the heat way to much for them. The coolers on 24/7 keeping kittens cool and comfy.

Kittens go outside for an hour during the morning hrs, then an hour during the evening when air quality a bit better. Surprised how danged muggy the airs been.
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sumac
 
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Reply Mon 25 Jul, 2005 12:21 pm
Yup, 2 out of 3 of mine are being quite sensible and staying in. But Lucky, the feral one, isn't. Now I will go get her and carry her in.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 25 Jul, 2005 05:14 pm
Aa's gone and done it.
Fractured her ankle in three places on July 15th.

I spoke to her earlier this evening.
She asked me to let the rainforest team that she'd missed a few clicks. (whadda team-player Aa is!)
I've taken over her round for now.

She sounds in remarkable spirits.

I'll call again on Thursday or Friday - check in to see if Wednesday's doc visit leads to a hard cast - which will be a sign of good healing having got started.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 25 Jul, 2005 05:34 pm
You and your 283 friends have supported 1,945,793.1 square feet!

Marine Wetlands habitat supported: 50,610.2 square feet.
You have supported: (0.0)
Your 283 friends have supported: (50,610.2)

American Prairie habitat supported: 36,537.8 square feet.
You have supported: (10,253.4)
Your 283 friends have supported: (26,284.4)

Rainforest habitat supported: 1,858,645.1 square feet.
You have supported: (161,987.6)
Your 283 friends have supported: (1,696,657.5)

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1 Aktbird57 .. 1171 44.663 acres
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sumac
 
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Reply Mon 25 Jul, 2005 08:16 pm
That will cramp her style for a while, but not keep her down and out. Thanks for the information and please pass along my best.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 25 Jul, 2005 08:24 pm
from Debacle's original report of last night

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Aa has broken her ankle, seriously broken it, it seems. And it happened as follows, if I can get it all down correctly (I was in such a state of shock, hearing her voice (an extremely cultured voice, as you can imagine, out of the blue like that, that I would have dropped me teef if I'd had them in at the time):

It seems that they, Aa and her Mum, had recently ( back in May ) had to have the family dog put down, and I well know the pain of that sad responsibility, and had acquired a new one. On 15 July, Aa was walking the new pet in a graveyard (I've no comment on the venue) and was navigating over rough terrain, all littered as it was with stones and round ones in particular, when she must have stepped on one and went down. Unable to get up in the usual manner, she had to "butt crawl" the whole way back to her car - a three-hour ordeal on her backside. She said that some woman ( a bit*h, I'd have said, but I'll take Aa's word for it ) passed by her, waving and calling for help, two times on entering and exiting the cemetery.

Anyway, eventually she made it back to her car and managed to gain the driver's seat, with dog in tow, and got home. Taken to the ER, it was found that all three of her ankle bones were broken and shattered, and, next day, she was admitted for surgery at the hospital. She is now wheel-chair-bound, unable to get to the computer upstairs except by butt-crawling, and will be in cast until sometime in October.


The only thing I can really add today is that the new dog is named Shandy - and he now weighs 11 pounds. Oh, and the three-hour butt-crawl back to her car cut up her hands quite a bit.
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sumac
 
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Reply Mon 25 Jul, 2005 08:46 pm
How horrible!!!!! Poor Aa. Bitch is too mild. She needs to do a short-term lease on a laptop, or have someone rig the computer up downstairs for her.

And no help in a cemetery. What is the proper word to describe that? Aa would know.
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sumac
 
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Reply Mon 25 Jul, 2005 08:48 pm
And where is the fine Debacle posting nowadays?
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danon5
 
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Reply Mon 25 Jul, 2005 09:03 pm
I hope the healing goes well and comfortably. Wishing all the best for Aa.
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danon5
 
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Reply Tue 26 Jul, 2005 07:54 am
Yawn, (sip coffee) Morning all,

clicked n clicked n clicked n clicked n clicked n etc, etc, etc..................................

(stretch, yawn, sip)

Nuther day,
Nuther tree saved.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 26 Jul, 2005 10:04 am
sumac, Debacle posts here, if anywhere.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 26 Jul, 2005 05:45 pm
Habitat supported by you and your friends

You and your 283 friends have supported 1,948,064.2 square feet!

Marine Wetlands habitat supported: 50,914.6 square feet.
You have supported: (0.0)
Your 283 friends have supported: (50,914.6)

American Prairie habitat supported: 36,561.2 square feet.
You have supported: (10,276.8)
Your 283 friends have supported: (26,284.4)

Rainforest habitat supported: 1,860,588.4 square feet.
You have supported: (162,034.4)
Your 283 friends have supported: (1,698,554.0)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

1 1040 44.714 acres
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sumac
 
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Reply Tue 26 Jul, 2005 09:42 pm
On this thread, or on a2k, ehBeth?
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danon5
 
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Reply Wed 27 Jul, 2005 07:43 am
Ok, it's Mittwoch.......

All clicked.
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sumac
 
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Reply Wed 27 Jul, 2005 08:14 am
One more day to go and then a break in this heat. 103 air temp today.

Two and a half hours dragging the hose around Monday morning. Repeated this a.m. Keeping everything alive. Even those wildflowers and such that have finished their life cycle and are dying - need to keep the juices flowing until I am sure that the seeds are mature. Then to harvest.

Kitties back in for the day. Will go click.
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danon5
 
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Reply Wed 27 Jul, 2005 09:08 am
sumac,
Be very careful and stay in the cool. Tomorrow will be a better day.
We are 10 degrees cooler today than yesterday. Much better.
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sumac
 
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Reply Wed 27 Jul, 2005 09:47 am
I'm in for the day. No more for me.

By the by, you particularly would enjoy reading the Kaza book "The Attentive Heart' as it is based mostly on trees and locations of California (she was working at UC-Berkeley then), although Washington and Oregon are in there too.

Her conversations with trees is based in the Zen form of 'shikantaza' - just sitting.

"My primary orientation in the book is not to tree is symbol, but to tree as Other, as one party in an I-Thou relationship".

The illustrations are exquisite.

There is not one person on this forum who would not love and cherish this book.
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Stradee
 
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Reply Wed 27 Jul, 2005 10:43 am
g'day wildclickers

Hurray, one more day of work, then three of relaxing, playing with kittens, grooming the yards, hugging the silver birch <perhaps it was natural Zen (?) the American Indian Tree Dance (?) the peyote (?) Shocked

Kaza's book sounds wonderful, sumac. Will pick up a copy, sit on the porch, and relax for a few hours...

all clicked
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sumac
 
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Reply Wed 27 Jul, 2005 12:05 pm
Ooohhh, wanna have some peyote.
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