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Saturday All Day Check-in for the Herd: Greetings of the Moosekin

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On weekends (and holidays), you may find the check-in thread earlier or later than normal because … it is the weekend! Moosies need their beauty rest:

For those new to the Moose, Kysen left a Moose Welcome Mat (Part Deux) so, please, wipe your feet before you walk in the front door start posting.

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Let the greetings begin!



  1. iriti

    56 here in the Shenandoah Valley, headed for a high of 82.

    I’m home, hooray, after a week on Long Island. Had a very productive but brain-frying week. Gonna head out momentarily for a hike with our local hiking club to decompress.

    You’ll never guess what I have: A good old fashioned PDA. Due to security around a lot of high profile or best-selling titles in production, the place where I work frequently has cell phone bans – you can’t bring a camera in and cell phones usually = camera. So I figured what the heck and have resurrected the old technology. I feel so last century!

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  2. Watch out, Bay Area peeps!! San Francisco Under Emergency As Fire Threatens Power, Water

    A wildfire that has spread into Yosemite National Park is now threatening the power grid that supplies San Francisco, prompting Gov. Jerry Brown to declare an emergency for the city.

    The 200-square-mile Rim Fire also threatens thousands of homes and has forced the evacuations of hundreds.

    Bob Hensley, reporting for NPR, says that in issuing the state of emergency for the city of San Francisco and San Francisco County late Friday, Brown indicated the wildfire has damaged the electrical infrastructure in the Yosemite Valley that provides power to the Bay Area 150 miles to the west.

  3. jlms qkw

    going to the great basin fiber arts festival today.  

    this means they have independent alpaca growers and small batches of fancy yarn.  spinning, weaving, knitting demos and classes.  

    they probably need a better name and might need a better web site.  

    GB Fiber ARts

  4. Another lovely day in Southern California.

    Been having a great time this week watching the Nova in Delphinus and of course playing with the grandboy.  He’s grabbing control of language and getting to the size where his head is doorknob clocking height.  Great times.  If I could trust the color would work on my skin I’d tatoo these eyes on my back.

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  5. princesspat

    The seedpods on the old maple trees are beginning to turn color and the breeze  from the open window has the feel of fall. It’s time to remove the spent summer flowers from the container plantings and replace them with asters and mums.

  6. emeraldmaiden

    We were going to go out and see a few more sights today, but the city is thronged with people here for the MLK anniversary. Went on a four hour bus tour (the monument tour) last night, and I am still tired from that.

  7. Sorry I haven’t been around lately. I have been swamped trying to get things ready to move my brother out here. I’m going through moving offers now and still need to get bids to move the car. We are aiming for the moving companies coming on September 16th so I am hustling to get things tied down.

    Took a break and did a little artwork called Powerful.

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