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Something else / Re: Coronavirus: More than 80%...
Last post by dsanchez - Today at 18:58:52
Just registered to get my Astra Zeneca shot here in Slovakia, should get it within 2-4 weeks :)
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Other Artists / Re: Currently Listening to
Last post by MeltingMan - Today at 17:20:12
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Something else / Re: What's On Your Mind Atm??
Last post by Ulrich - April 12, 2021, 21:11:57
Quote from: SueC on April 12, 2021, 15:40:17In case anyone wants to know how it looked in the towns after the cyclone went through last night

Pretty rough. But glad to hear you "only" had rain. Sorry to hear about casualties elsewhere.  :1f62a:
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Something else / Re: Happy today because....
Last post by Ulrich - April 12, 2021, 21:09:29
Quote from: SueC on April 12, 2021, 15:29:48They're best used for accounting, actually, since that's enough to make your day shitty anyway...  :P

Actually, last week I had to "fix" some accountancy stuff and did it today as well; as I managed the big step ahead that was needed, I am pretty happy with it! :happy
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Something else / Re: What's On Your Mind Atm??
Last post by SueC - April 12, 2021, 15:40:17
In case anyone wants to know how it looked in the towns after the cyclone went through last night:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-04-12/cyclone-seroja-wreaks-havoc-wa-one-mile-jetty-destroyed/100062020

It went through too far east of us (400km) to even produce any strong winds here - it's actually very calm and was all night; but it has rained nonstop, all day today as well.

What is really sad is that, days before the cyclone hit our coast, in Indonesia and Timor it caused floods and landslides that killed over 200 people and made thousands homeless. There's no reports of casualties from Australia and if that happened, will only be a handful of people (e.g. accidents in homes or while out driving or boating when they should have been sheltering).
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Something else / Re: Happy today because....
Last post by SueC - April 12, 2021, 15:29:48
OMG @Ulrich!  That's the first time I've seen the Alps on the horizon like that since I saw them like that as a kid with my own eyes! :1f62e:

Nice photos!  Glad you had fun!  :)

And sorry I can't properly participate in this topic myself today - it's been raining 48 hours and everything is saturated and I'm gloomy.  Highlight of the day was harvesting the Josephine pear tree when the rain briefly lightened to drizzle and then washing and drying a lot of pears and peeling, slicing and stewing a huge cauldron of them to freeze in packets for later.  I didn't feel like listening to music and generally didn't enjoy anything today - sometimes there's days like that - but at least I got a few things done.  There's a name for this - "anhedonia" - I sometimes get a day like that!  They're best used for accounting, actually, since that's enough to make your day shitty anyway, so you may as well use an already shitty day with temporary anhedonia to do your accounts...  :P
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Something else / Re: Happy today because....
Last post by Ulrich - April 12, 2021, 10:47:15
Happy about the hike I went on yesterday (nice weather), complete with a view to the Alps:



And at the Danube:
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Something else / Re: Weather extremes
Last post by Ulrich - April 12, 2021, 09:34:58
Yesterday was nice and warm, today it snows (again)...  :unamused:
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Something else / Re: Weather extremes
Last post by SueC - April 11, 2021, 11:23:39
@MeltingMan pointed out to me that something I posted as being very much on my mind would also fit into this topic.  Here's the link:  http://curefans.com/index.php?topic=8725.msg774643#msg774643

:)
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Something else / Re: What's On Your Mind Atm??
Last post by SueC - April 11, 2021, 11:20:57
Hello, @MeltingMan:)  Because I didn't see the category (but thanks for pointing it out!), and because it's also valid to post it here because it's on our minds!  I usually post miscellaneous on-my-mind things here...  Also we're unlikely to get extreme weather where we are - just a lot of rain and some storms if the tropical low passes through the inland track and to the east of us as predicted.

But I'll put a link into the topic you pointed out too!  :)

Here's a photo of our crew all rugged up this afternoon in the start of the wet weather:





Mary Lou and Don Quixote were deemed by the Donkey Society to be ineligible for rugging unless they lose more of their blubber (they came to me very obese in 2012 and it helps them slim down not to be kept warm artificially on top of their existing very good insulation - but my main secret is grazing muzzles in spring which restrict their food intake so they can't hoover but can snack, and mineral supplementation so they don't get bad cravings...) - and they have a shelter available that they do actually use during rainstorms.

Oh and see that portable yard and head-bail behind the donkeys?  A neighbour just came by this morning and dropped it off to me so I can take care of the horn issues with two of my steers - apparently he got up on a Sunday morning and decided to be a beneficient fairy, because I certainly wasn't expecting this.  He says if I like the system he'll give me the number of the person he's got this modular portable set from, and I can order my own (made in WA, support local industry etc).  We think we will, now we've got the house and outbuildings and then the bore and finally the driveway done, and have a little bit of spare cash.  That and some fencing modifications and our farm will be pretty much set up.  :cool



PS:  Live radar of TC Seroja crossing the coast at Geraldton at the moment (8pm our time):

http://www.bom.gov.au/products/national_radar_sat.loop.shtml

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