• Welcome! Are you interested in tortoises? If so, we invite you to join our community! Our community is the #1 place for tortoise keepers to talk online. Once you join you'll be able to post messages, upload pictures of your tortoise and enclosure, and discuss any tortoise topic with other tortoise keepers. Get started today!

COLD DARK ROOM

Blackdog1714

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 30, 2018
Messages
1,727
Location (City and/or State)
Richmond, VA
In Ohio, even though you don't plan to fly, we have to receive our drivers license in the mail now. They give you a paper to drive with until you receive it. It was weird at first though because the government hadn't caught up with the government...so the local police etc wouldn't honor the paper. I have to renew my drivers license this year so I'm glad they've finally ironed it all out.
That is odd becuse their in car computer should show your current license status.
 

Cathie G

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 9, 2018
Messages
3,687
Location (City and/or State)
Lancaster
That is odd becuse their in car computer should show your current license status.
Yes But that's when it first started in Lansaster about 2 years ago maybe 3. Not sure. People were having trouble using the paper as a driver's license for anything. Even with the warning on channel 10 news at least 6 months ahead of time. sooo then....It took a few months after the law began to be enforced for everyone to ketchup...I'm glad I'll be able to walk in and renew my drivers license. No muss no fuss. Thank the Lord, my license didn't come up for renewal.
 

Lyn W

Well-Known Member
5 Year Member
Joined
Jul 22, 2014
Messages
18,416
Location (City and/or State)
UK
Hi everyone, thank you so much for all your good wishes and thoughts for my brother. He has a 1.5 inch tumour in his front left lobe and is scheduled for surgery next Thursday - or sooner if a theatre slot becomes available. He has been home for the last week where he is happier, but still confused. He has completely forgotten the doctor telling him he has a tumour and thinks he was in hospital because he fell. His wife doesn't want to tell him yet that he is going to have surgery so it will be a big shock for him when they take back to hospital next week. We are all worried for him but trying to stay positive, I haven't been able to see him since the weekend as I have had yet another cold/cough so I have had to stay away so that I don't pass it on to him, but I have had a few brief phone conversations with him.
I hope all is well with you and your families, I have started to catch up on your posts but still have about 10 pages to go....I'll get there eventually.
Take care
 

Lyn W

Well-Known Member
5 Year Member
Joined
Jul 22, 2014
Messages
18,416
Location (City and/or State)
UK
Well...I was thinking...and that's dangerous. :)The other part of my family were born in the spring. My son will be 42 next month.So I was thinking of a way to sink rivets in tooling leather as a birthday present. Got any ideas?
You can buy sets for leather work like this from diy or craft stores
1582242419303.png
 

EllieMay

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 23, 2018
Messages
5,565
Location (City and/or State)
East Texas
Hi everyone, thank you so much for all your good wishes and thoughts for my brother. He has a 1.5 inch tumour in his front left lobe and is scheduled for surgery next Thursday - or sooner if a theatre slot becomes available. He has been home for the last week where he is happier, but still confused. He has completely forgotten the doctor telling him he has a tumour and thinks he was in hospital because he fell. His wife doesn't want to tell him yet that he is going to have surgery so it will be a big shock for him when they take back to hospital next week. We are all worried for him but trying to stay positive, I haven't been able to see him since the weekend as I have had yet another cold/cough so I have had to stay away so that I don't pass it on to him, but I have had a few brief phone conversations with him.
I hope all is well with you and your families, I have started to catch up on your posts but still have about 10 pages to go....I'll get there eventually.
Take care
Praying for you both! Positive thoughts😘
 

Lyn W

Well-Known Member
5 Year Member
Joined
Jul 22, 2014
Messages
18,416
Location (City and/or State)
UK
Rain, rain, rain & more rain. Today is our 21st consecutive day ABOVE “normal” temperatures! The next two are predicted to be “cooler” but then warmish again.

We popped over to IKEA yesterday that is situated near the DC border and near the National Agricultural Library - there were many many many Spring flowering trees in bloom! Unheard of for mid-February. It’s almost Florida balmy here these days.
We have had so much rain this winter it's incredible but the last 2 weekends have been unbelievable with 2 different storms hitting us full on. We have had lots of floods and even landslips in my area, with still more rain in between. The ground is just completely saturated. I lost some of a flat roof over Lola's room in 70+ mph winds. It has been patched up and covered until the weather improves enough to get it replaced.......maybe in 2021? ;) Lola has had to be moved into a corner of my kitchen because I was worried that the ceiling may collapse on him. He is cosy enough in his new house, and doesn't seem to mind where he is.
There is no let up in this rain - I'm thinking of building an ark!
 

Bee62

Well-Known Member
Tortoise Club
Platinum Tortoise Club
Joined
Nov 13, 2016
Messages
11,907
Location (City and/or State)
Germany
Hi everyone, thank you so much for all your good wishes and thoughts for my brother. He has a 1.5 inch tumour in his front left lobe and is scheduled for surgery next Thursday - or sooner if a theatre slot becomes available. He has been home for the last week where he is happier, but still confused. He has completely forgotten the doctor telling him he has a tumour and thinks he was in hospital because he fell. His wife doesn't want to tell him yet that he is going to have surgery so it will be a big shock for him when they take back to hospital next week. We are all worried for him but trying to stay positive, I haven't been able to see him since the weekend as I have had yet another cold/cough so I have had to stay away so that I don't pass it on to him, but I have had a few brief phone conversations with him.
I hope all is well with you and your families, I have started to catch up on your posts but still have about 10 pages to go....I'll get there eventually.
Take care
Hello Lyn. Bad news never end ... I am so sorry to hear your brother is sick and I am wishing him all the best that the surgery will help. Electronic hugs for you !
 

Bee62

Well-Known Member
Tortoise Club
Platinum Tortoise Club
Joined
Nov 13, 2016
Messages
11,907
Location (City and/or State)
Germany
We have had so much rain this winter it's incredible but the last 2 weekends have been unbelievable with 2 different storms hitting us full on. We have had lots of floods and even landslips in my area, with still more rain in between. The ground is just completely saturated. I lost some of a flat roof over Lola's room in 70+ mph winds. It has been patched up and covered until the weather improves enough to get it replaced.......maybe in 2021? ;) Lola has had to be moved into a corner of my kitchen because I was worried that the ceiling may collapse on him. He is cosy enough in his new house, and doesn't seem to mind where he is.
There is no let up in this rain - I'm thinking of building an ark!
That was the storm named "Sabine" that brought you heavy winds and rain. Nooo, Sabine is not my sister !:rolleyes: Hopefully your roof can be repaired.
It might be a good idea to have a ready prepared ark in your backyard !:D
 

Lyn W

Well-Known Member
5 Year Member
Joined
Jul 22, 2014
Messages
18,416
Location (City and/or State)
UK
I saw robins a couple of weeks ago here and there, and a pair of doves in our crab apple tree(looking for a good spot). Then, we got freezing rain with our first actual snowfall. I was worried about them but it started melting the same day. Unless we get a prolonged freezing period this late, I think they'll be ok. I have a little bunny that doesn't mind sharing a little bit of timothy too.
I was horrified this morning to see a sparrowhawk snatch one of my little birds from my bird feeder! I've never seen one here before and thought it was pigeon at first until he perched on my fence and started plucking feathers from his breakfast! I have lots of hungry little visitors to my garden everyday so I'll have to figure out a way to keep my birds safe. The Sparrowhawk can go elsewhere for his meals!
 
Top