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Lyn W

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I just watched the video posted by Mark. I wish I hadn't in some ways. It's just to heartbreaking. I just hope Arizona has some strict laws around animal abuse plus grand theft.
I haven't been able to watch it - just the thought of it is upsetting enough.😢
They are very sick people.
 

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I haven't been able to watch it - just the thought of it is upsetting enough.😢
They are very sick people.
More than sick they are criminals and knew exactly what they were there for. I'm hoping the camera picked up their license plate because you can see the frame of it. The truck and the people involved. Probably involved in the criminal pet trade. That's just a guess on my part but why else would they try to steal a 200lb tortoise worth thousands possibly $100,000 or more. I hope they catch them.🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏
 

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I've had a busy day tearing up old books.
No I've not completely lost it - I had a lot of old paperbacks here with yellowing pages that the charity shop won't take. I was going to put them in a book recycling skip but read that most older books end up in landfill because it's too labour intensive for the recycling companies to remove the covers, spines and glued edges.
So I did it for them so that now I can put the pages in paper recycling.
The only other options are to compost books them or burn them.
I don't like destroying books but they haven't seen the light of day for years and I can't keep all of them.
It's been quite therapeutic.
The books that are in good condition will go back to the charity shops or passed on to my sisters.
It's surprising how many I've got through this last 15 months in lockdown - I've even re read some.
I love books and have resisted things like Kindles but I suppose they do solve the problem of what to do with books when they're finished.
 

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More than sick they are criminals and knew exactly what they were there for. I'm hoping the camera picked up their license plate because you can see the frame of it. The truck and the people involved. Probably involved in the criminal pet trade. That's just a guess on my part but why else would they try to steal a 200lb tortoise worth thousands possibly $100,000 or more. I hope they catch them.🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏
Me too, Cathie.
 

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I've had a busy day tearing up old books.
No I've not completely lost it - I had a lot of old paperbacks here with yellowing pages that the charity shop won't take. I was going to put them in a book recycling skip but read that most older books end up in landfill because it's too labour intensive for the recycling companies to remove the covers, spines and glued edges.
So I did it for them so that now I can put the pages in paper recycling.
The only other options are to compost books them or burn them.
I don't like destroying books but they haven't seen the light of day for years and I can't keep all of them.
It's been quite therapeutic.
The books that are in good condition will go back to the charity shops or passed on to my sisters.
It's surprising how many I've got through this last 15 months in lockdown - I've even re read some.
I love books and have resisted things like Kindles but I suppose they do solve the problem of what to do with books when they're finished.
1984!!!
 

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I've had a busy day tearing up old books.
No I've not completely lost it - I had a lot of old paperbacks here with yellowing pages that the charity shop won't take. I was going to put them in a book recycling skip but read that most older books end up in landfill because it's too labour intensive for the recycling companies to remove the covers, spines and glued edges.
So I did it for them so that now I can put the pages in paper recycling.
The only other options are to compost books them or burn them.
I don't like destroying books but they haven't seen the light of day for years and I can't keep all of them.
It's been quite therapeutic.
The books that are in good condition will go back to the charity shops or passed on to my sisters.
It's surprising how many I've got through this last 15 months in lockdown - I've even re read some.
I love books and have resisted things like Kindles but I suppose they do solve the problem of what to do with books when they're finished.
My problem with computer crap is you can't go back very far and not everything is available. But you're right about books taking up space. Maybe just keep your important books and pass the novels to a friend.🤗
 

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Yesterday I was again rescuing Red outside when I saw just a horrible tide of black ants, so I ran to get some ant spray as I know the diatomaceous earth was all gone and it's outside away from a tortoise...so I grab the can and try to spray the ants, but nothing came out. It was almost full so I looked to make sure the hole was lined up with the spot, and yep, I sprayed myself smack in my face from maybe 2 inches away. Yep, go ahead and laugh. I'm 75 years old and I sprayed mystupidself.
Done laughing now? I started feeling kinda crappy and my nose was running like a train. Damn, I was walking around holding Brawny to my nose. I laid down and my nose stopped running, it simply plugged up 100%. I am not a mouth breather...I take drugs to sleep...this morning I feel ok, but my lungs hurt and I have sores inside my damn nose. Too bad I couldn't read the warning label or I would have flushed my nose but I couldn't so I didn't.
 

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Yes the 17 year locusts are having a good old hoedown 😁 and one landed on the presidential neck and has the whole world talking about it.😁 even shut down his plane for awhile.☺️

More than sick they are criminals and knew exactly what they were there for. I'm hoping the camera picked up their license plate because you can see the frame of it. The truck and the people involved. Probably involved in the criminal pet trade. That's just a guess on my part but why else would they try to steal a 200lb tortoise worth thousands possibly $100,000 or more. I hope they catch them.🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏
I will say that in today's environment, the DA's opinion is going to be even if the thieves are caught, he/she will not prosecute.
 

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I've had a busy day tearing up old books.
No I've not completely lost it - I had a lot of old paperbacks here with yellowing pages that the charity shop won't take. I was going to put them in a book recycling skip but read that most older books end up in landfill because it's too labour intensive for the recycling companies to remove the covers, spines and glued edges.
So I did it for them so that now I can put the pages in paper recycling.
The only other options are to compost books them or burn them.
I don't like destroying books but they haven't seen the light of day for years and I can't keep all of them.
It's been quite therapeutic.
The books that are in good condition will go back to the charity shops or passed on to my sisters.
It's surprising how many I've got through this last 15 months in lockdown - I've even re read some.
I love books and have resisted things like Kindles but I suppose they do solve the problem of what to do with books when they're finished.
In the neighborhood I lived in, a couple of people put up little wood cabinets with the theme, "Take one. Drop one off." But like you, I realized no one wants to read books written in the 90's on murder mysteries. Fortunately, I discovered a bunch I hadn"t read in 25 yrs in packing to move, so it's like I got some free new books to read!!
 

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Yesterday I was again rescuing Red outside when I saw just a horrible tide of black ants, so I ran to get some ant spray as I know the diatomaceous earth was all gone and it's outside away from a tortoise...so I grab the can and try to spray the ants, but nothing came out. It was almost full so I looked to make sure the hole was lined up with the spot, and yep, I sprayed myself smack in my face from maybe 2 inches away. Yep, go ahead and laugh. I'm 75 years old and I sprayed mystupidself.
Done laughing now? I started feeling kinda crappy and my nose was running like a train. Damn, I was walking around holding Brawny to my nose. I laid down and my nose stopped running, it simply plugged up 100%. I am not a mouth breather...I take drugs to sleep...this morning I feel ok, but my lungs hurt and I have sores inside my damn nose. Too bad I couldn't read the warning label or I would have flushed my nose but I couldn't so I didn't.
I hope your nose washed itself out and I'm not laughing. But still maybe flush it out again. Maybe use some normal saline also.🙏 I hurt myself with something similar. I'm still dealing with it since 2014.
 

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Yesterday I was again rescuing Red outside when I saw just a horrible tide of black ants, so I ran to get some ant spray as I know the diatomaceous earth was all gone and it's outside away from a tortoise...so I grab the can and try to spray the ants, but nothing came out. It was almost full so I looked to make sure the hole was lined up with the spot, and yep, I sprayed myself smack in my face from maybe 2 inches away. Yep, go ahead and laugh. I'm 75 years old and I sprayed mystupidself.
Done laughing now? I started feeling kinda crappy and my nose was running like a train. Damn, I was walking around holding Brawny to my nose. I laid down and my nose stopped running, it simply plugged up 100%. I am not a mouth breather...I take drugs to sleep...this morning I feel ok, but my lungs hurt and I have sores inside my damn nose. Too bad I couldn't read the warning label or I would have flushed my nose but I couldn't so I didn't.

Flush everything !!!!
Nose, eyes, wash face!!
Wash hands!!
Wash clothes in HOT water!!!
And the only thing I could find for what to do if this happens is :

And CALL THIS NUMBER!!!

1-800-222-1222 !!!!!!! FAST!!!

Oh Maggie.... I wish I was there to ....
Slap you!!
What r u doin’ girl!
(No.. kidding aside..)
I wish I was there to dunk you whole face in a bowl of water..
Irrigate your nose...
Then call a doctor for you!
😩☹️🥺
 

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I will say that in today's environment, the DA's opinion is going to be even if the thieves are caught, he/she will not prosecute.

Then grab your turtle shell!!
(the one we were using to get snoopys moms tortoise outta Hawaii)

We have a new mission!! 😤

@snoopysmom
@Chubbs the tegu
@EllieMay
@maggie3fan
And anyone else who wants justice for jasmine!!!
 

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Then grab your turtle shell!!
(the one we were using to get snoopys moms tortoise outta Hawaii)

We have a new mission!! 😤

@snoopysmom
@Chubbs the tegu
@EllieMay
@maggie3fan
And anyone else who wants justice for jasmine!!!
Am ready to march w/trash can lids clashing. We just have some mismatch problems with prosecutors vs. criminals vs. victims.
 

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I've had a busy day tearing up old books.
No I've not completely lost it - I had a lot of old paperbacks here with yellowing pages that the charity shop won't take. I was going to put them in a book recycling skip but read that most older books end up in landfill because it's too labour intensive for the recycling companies to remove the covers, spines and glued edges.
So I did it for them so that now I can put the pages in paper recycling.
The only other options are to compost books them or burn them.
I don't like destroying books but they haven't seen the light of day for years and I can't keep all of them.
It's been quite therapeutic.
The books that are in good condition will go back to the charity shops or passed on to my sisters.
It's surprising how many I've got through this last 15 months in lockdown - I've even re read some.
I love books and have resisted things like Kindles but I suppose they do solve the problem of what to do with books when they're finished.
I have a pile to work through that we sorted out last weekend
 

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Good mornooning all. Long time no see. Things got a bit busy and then I went down with a head cold. It’s been the full on, streaming day and night version, my covid test came back negative yesterday, which has left me feeling pretty sorry for myself. I seemed to turn the corner yesterday evening and can, more or less, breathe through both nostrils this morning. I still feel pretty tired though l

So what have I been up to?

On Friday 4th, JoesDad had a day off work and we went to the Big Cat Sanctuary’s open day. This event has been postponed twice since we got tickets for it in 2020. After a week of lovely weather, it all fell apart and we had torrential rain set in for the day. We lasted a couple of hours and then found a country pub where we could dry out over a very nice lunch.

White faced owl guarding a donations box
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White lions snoozing under their shelter while we got soaked
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We finally got son’s bedroom rearranged over the weekend, built the IKEA furniture and had an honesty session about what books we wanted to keep and which had to go. It needs new curtains and the pictures need sorting out, but it is an adult bedroom rather than a teenage boy‘s lair now :D

Then I was baby bird feeding again. I did three days in a row the previous week and did Monday and Tuesday this week before starting to feel unwell. The rest of the week passed in a fug of tissues and lemsip (and a good excuse to watch the French Open tennis non stop on tv :D )

Our garden is a mass of flowers now… both wildflowers and garden plants. We have so many bees of various kinds. The bee houses are being filled with next year’s generation; I’ll take some photos when I have more energy.
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Our pond which we dug at the end of March last year has matured nicely and we have loads of dragonflies and damselflies around. I noticed this morning that the tadpoles are finally starting to grow legs.
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And some of those dragonflies definitely emerged from our pond. It’s pretty cool that we have new life emrging in such a short time
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Good mornooning all. Long time no see. Things got a bit busy and then I went down with a head cold. It’s been the full on, streaming day and night version, my covid test came back negative yesterday, which has left me feeling pretty sorry for myself. I seemed to turn the corner yesterday evening and can, more or less, breathe through both nostrils this morning. I still feel pretty tired though l

So what have I been up to?

On Friday 4th, JoesDad had a day off work and we went to the Big Cat Sanctuary’s open day. This event has been postponed twice since we got tickets for it in 2020. After a week of lovely weather, it all fell apart and we had torrential rain set in for the day. We lasted a couple of hours and then found a country pub where we could dry out over a very nice lunch.

White faced owl guarding a donations box
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White lions snoozing under their shelter while we got soaked
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We finally got son’s bedroom rearranged over the weekend, built the IKEA furniture and had an honesty session about what books we wanted to keep and which had to go. It needs new curtains and the pictures need sorting out, but it is an adult bedroom rather than a teenage boy‘s lair now :D

Then I was baby bird feeding again. I did three days in a row the previous week and did Monday and Tuesday this week before starting to feel unwell. The rest of the week passed in a fug of tissues and lemsip (and a good excuse to watch the French Open tennis non stop on tv :D )

Our garden is a mass of flowers now… both wildflowers and garden plants. We have so many bees of various kinds. The bee houses are being filled with next year’s generation; I’ll take some photos when I have more energy.
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Our pond which we dug at the end of March last year has matured nicely and we have loads of dragonflies and damselflies around. I noticed this morning that the tadpoles are finally starting to grow legs.
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And some of those dragonflies definitely emerged from our pond. It’s pretty cool that we have new life emrging in such a short time
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Sorry to hear you've not been well Linda, but glad you're feeling better now.
Lovely pics again - your garden's looking like a wildlife haven.
Any signs of hoglets yet?
I've had lots of bees and butterflies flitting about, and all my frogs are still here in spite of a neighbours cat watching them, I'm sure he watches my house to make sure I'm in bed and can't turn the hose on him. So going to have to get a motion activated sprinkler.
I've not seen any newts since one wandered onto my kitchen last autumn - hopefully he moved on safely.
 

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Yesterday I was again rescuing Red outside when I saw just a horrible tide of black ants, so I ran to get some ant spray as I know the diatomaceous earth was all gone and it's outside away from a tortoise...so I grab the can and try to spray the ants, but nothing came out. It was almost full so I looked to make sure the hole was lined up with the spot, and yep, I sprayed myself smack in my face from maybe 2 inches away. Yep, go ahead and laugh. I'm 75 years old and I sprayed mystupidself.
Done laughing now? I started feeling kinda crappy and my nose was running like a train. Damn, I was walking around holding Brawny to my nose. I laid down and my nose stopped running, it simply plugged up 100%. I am not a mouth breather...I take drugs to sleep...this morning I feel ok, but my lungs hurt and I have sores inside my damn nose. Too bad I couldn't read the warning label or I would have flushed my nose but I couldn't so I didn't.
Accidents happen to us all Maggie, but maybe you should see a doc to be on the safe side.
 
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