No Mowing Today

@GardenGerty (102613)
United States
August 6, 2016 7:44am CST
Even if I felt that I had time there would probably be no mowing today. We can hear the quiet rumble of distant thunder. I went out to get towels off the line that had been through one brief rain storm and had to re dry. There is an invisible mist that cools the skin, and coats the grass and fogs the glasses. Instead of cicadas I hear the tree frogs trilling. They appreciate the moisture and cooler air. So do the blue jays. This does not mean it will not get hot, it does not mean that the sun will not shine. However, this afternoon we will be having a back to school bash. No time to mow then either. I hope this day is pleasant and good for you, or that your night is leading you to pleasant dreams.
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@LadyDuck (177119)
• Switzerland
6 Aug 16
It's a pleasant and cool day today. After the big storm we had yesterday the temperature has cooled down.
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@GardenGerty (102613)
• United States
6 Aug 16
it is cool here but we have not had a big storm, yet. Possibly today we will have storms.
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@LadyDuck (177119)
• Switzerland
6 Aug 16
@GardenGerty Today is sunny and beautiful, it seems that until next Tuesday the weather will be fine.
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@GardenGerty (102613)
• United States
6 Aug 16
@LadyDuck I think next Tuesday is when we start heating up again.
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@Jessicalynnt (47880)
• Centralia, Missouri
6 Aug 16
just checked the work radar, and I'd say you might indeed get a storm!
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@GardenGerty (102613)
• United States
6 Aug 16
So far it has just been gentle wonderful, Cool rain.
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• Centralia, Missouri
7 Aug 16
@GardenGerty we got thunder rumbles and some sprinkles last night, but it did nothing more. I stil gotta mow, but just hit that time of the cramping month, so hard to get things done then, feel all lightheaded and ill.
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@GardenGerty (102613)
• United States
7 Aug 16
@Jessicalynnt Be careful and take it easy. We finally had more of a storm early this morning, Sunday.
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@shshiju (10567)
• Cochin, India
6 Aug 16
No move what would you prefer T.V, food or MyLotting
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@GardenGerty (102613)
• United States
6 Aug 16
TV is never my top choice. I had food and now I am myLotting.
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@shshiju (10567)
• Cochin, India
8 Aug 16
@GardenGerty That's the perfect 2 in one.
@marguicha (102375)
• Chile
6 Aug 16
My weekend will be awesome andI see that you will have some fun in spite of the weather
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@GardenGerty (102613)
• United States
6 Aug 16
Really the cool temperatures an the little rain are nice.
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@Teep11 (7147)
• United States
6 Aug 16
Just relax. If there's no need to mow then there's no need. Tree frogs making some noise huh? Enjoy today and the days ahead.
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@GardenGerty (102613)
• United States
6 Aug 16
The tree frogs were happy about the coolness and dampness.
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@Marty1 (36177)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
6 Aug 16
@gardengerty i hope the back to school bash was great! Don't worry about the weather. I Know the weather men said for my area that it is going to be a very warm and dry fall season and no early frost. How do you dry your clothes in the winter if you put them out if you put them on a line? i use a dryer as i could not reach high enough so that my items didn't touch the ground! Maybe your weather will be the same!
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@GardenGerty (102613)
• United States
7 Aug 16
I have a dryer. I like to save electricity and not put any extra heat in the house by using the line when possible.My mom never had a dryer but put stuff on hangers and racks in the house if the weather was bad.
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@Marty1 (36177)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
7 Aug 16
@GardenGerty that is a good idea to save electricity. I usually use the dryer every other day or else the amount piles up and overwhelmes me. I might try to hang up the clothes on hangers. It is worth a try. I don't have that big electricity bill and I have a sixteen dollar gas bill a month and I use a gas dryer. I wash on cold to not use gas to heat water and I use very little hot water because we have a gas hot water heater. My dryer doesn't heat the house as it is in the basement. My house is cool enough. I only put air conditioning on with guests coming as I am freezing without it!
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@GardenGerty (102613)
• United States
7 Aug 16
@Marty1 In the winter maybe some of the heat from the dryer will rise and help the house feel warmer. We have an air conditioner in each bed room, but basically only use the one in our bedroom,unless there is company. Getting too cold makes my muscles and joints hurt.
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@CinnamonGrl (6065)
• Paradise, California
6 Aug 16
We have a couple cooler days in a row. Not chilly by any means, but cooled off enough to walk in the morning. We don't have any lawn to mow. We just have rocks, shrubs and trees. A neighborhood guy comes around and does the watering and trimming now. He doesn't charge a lot and he sure comes in handy! So is a back to school bash a humongous party?
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@GardenGerty (102613)
• United States
7 Aug 16
HI Sue, good to see you. We are in a town of 400, but have tried to put donated school supplies together for as many kids as possible in the entire county. We bought enough hot dogs and had donated cookies as well. There is zero economy in town, everyone goes out of town. The kids are bussed out of town. Yes it was a party, kids were excited, parents were relieved. We have more stuff left, and more hot dogs. Next week our pastor gets a foreign exchange student, and we will eat some more of the hot dogs.
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• Paradise, California
7 Aug 16
@GardenGerty sounds like a cool idea
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@GardenGerty (102613)
• United States
7 Aug 16
@CinnamonGrl No point preaching at people unless their basic needs are met as well.
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@celticeagle (119881)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Aug 16
The day has been pleasant so far. Some things are behind us and we are so thankful. I am sure you will have time for mowing another day.
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@GardenGerty (102613)
• United States
7 Aug 16
I will, I know. It is not bad when I start early, and when the mower is working well.
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@celticeagle (119881)
• Boise, Idaho
7 Aug 16
@GardenGerty ......I try to get my daughter to run errands and such in the early hours. It get hot so quick.
@marsha32 (6689)
• United States
6 Aug 16
We are attempting to do some catching up on laundry, but the weather is of no help. We did get one load of blankets dry on the line. But, the lines were droopy. I'm guessing that Jacob hung on one and the pole is what had to be straightened back up.....oh my gosh these kids can't go outside without doing something they aren't supposed to do every single time.
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@GardenGerty (102613)
• United States
7 Aug 16
Where is the mom? She needs to supervise and help them learn.My lines are really long and sag some. I want a T post in the middle, and another line.
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@xFiacre (5248)
• Ireland
6 Aug 16
@gardengerty It's so good to have a laudable reason not to mow!
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@GardenGerty (102613)
• United States
7 Aug 16
Certainly it is, but on the other hand I do not want to let it get out of hand again. It is my turn again, as the two lots next to me have been mowed the last two days.
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@marlina (78196)
• Canada
6 Aug 16
Already talking about back to school? When is the start? Do you have lots of blue jays where you live?
@GardenGerty (102613)
• United States
6 Aug 16
School starts in about ten days. I do have lots of bluejays. I think they stay year around as do the cardinals.
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@SHOHANA (7167)
• Bangladesh
6 Aug 16
have a good day to you too
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@GardenGerty (102613)
• United States
6 Aug 16
I think I will do that. Is it now evening for you?
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• United Kingdom
6 Aug 16
Enjoy your mow free day!
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@GardenGerty (102613)
• United States
6 Aug 16
I actually enjoy mowing when I can get it done without too many interruptions.
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@just4him (127250)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
6 Aug 16
Today has been a good one so far. I'm glad you got your towels off the line before it started raining. The bad part of not being able to mow due to the rain is that the grass seems to grow an inch with every rainstorm.
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@GardenGerty (102613)
• United States
7 Aug 16
I got all caught up with 90% of it. I do not mind the mowing if I can start early and quit when I am tired.
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@just4him (127250)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Aug 16
@GardenGerty I'm glad you're caught up with it. That's a good way to do it.
• India
7 Aug 16
The day is rainy and stormy here. Can't go out on flushed out roads. But overall I utilized the time.
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@GardenGerty (102613)
• United States
7 Aug 16
It is good to be safe if there is water over the road. I am sure you found another way to fill your time.
@sishy7 (27596)
• Australia
6 Aug 16
It's been raining down here too and a bit stormy at times. They say it rains all weekend... Just hope it will stop by Monday morning rush...
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@GardenGerty (102613)
• United States
6 Aug 16
It is not a lot of fun to have heavy traffic in the rain, I am sure.
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• United States
7 Aug 16
this reminds me i've got lots'f grass trimmin' to tend 'round here's well. hopefully i can get such tended the first part'f the week...when the hubs aint home to yell't me fer doin' such. the toads here're silent these days, their matin' season o'er. 'course, ya can't walk fer 'em, lol. there's literally hundreds 'f 'em :D pleasant slumber, hon! may ya 'waken refreshed 'n yer new day full'f beauty'n promise.
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@velvet53 (17435)
• Palisade, Colorado
7 Aug 16
The movwing was already done and thank goodness cause we got quite a storm earlier. Have a great one.
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@peavey (16866)
• United States
7 Aug 16
Sounds like pleasant weather! It has been cloudy here and a little cooler, but no rain yet. I hope and pray that it does, because I will have to water the lawn otherwise, which is a chore. I need to do laundry, too, but that will wait until Monday or Tuesday.
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