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  1. The shadow

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    As we awoke for a normal day we found the house decorated. Samantha ran up with a hand made card for Rikki. The twins had gotten $100 gift cards to Victoria's secret and Maurice. On the table was 24 roses from me and a gift beyond words 1st class tickets a wonderful week on the RMS queen Mary 2 (in early 2022.) The last great ocean liner left
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  2. nivek

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    That should have been a spoiler lol, glad I didn't gaze too long on that, I'm still drinking my coffee...:ohmy8:

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  3. The shadow

    The shadow The shadow knows!

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    Once seen can't be unseen yikes!
     
  4. Standingstones

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    We are having bizarre weather today. This morning we had some freak snow flurries briefly with high winds. By next Wednesday it’s supposed to be in the mid 80s. Go figure!
     
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  5. nivek

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    Its cold here too, so windy yesterday afternoon and dropped below freezing last night, more of the same tonight and tomorrow....Then next week like you said 80s and sunshine lol...This will be the last cold spell in my area, I can start planting the garden next week...I may go to the mountains for a few days before planting the garden though...

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  6. JahaRa

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    I lost a lot of my vegetable garden. I waited until after easter but we still got a few nights of freeze two weeks after easter.
     
  7. pigfarmer

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    Yesterday it was nice and sunny and then in short order got really dark and green outside. The wind picked up like a hurricane and we had hail, snow and rain all at the same time. An hour later it was sunny again but it's been super cold and windy since.

    Good - my lack of desire to be working on landscaping gets another couple of guilt free days off.
     
  8. pigfarmer

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    Figured out how to clean and stain vinyl interior parts and have a real fume buzz right now. Ugh, even with ventilation.
    Things have certainly changed, this is all clean easy spray can stuff from SEM.

    I went to put the steering column back in the old Chevy and managed to screw it up. It's an early and heavy '69 GM tilting telescoping monstrosity and the rebuild instructions look more complicated than what they gave the boys in Enola Gay to arm the damned Bomb. Can I rebuild it? Yes. Would have been a good winter project and was supposed to be one, just not right now. Do I want to have to figure it all out and source materials right now? Hell no. Turns out a local shop is one people from all over the country send their stuff to - Mom & Pop shop with 30+ years and an excellent reputation. Dropped it off Tuesday and it'll be professionally rebuilt.

    Don't want to cross that line between active participant and spectator, especially at speed.
     
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  9. nivek

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    Not too late to replant...

    We always seem to have one last frost in early to mid April so I wait until that passes...One year the last frost came late, almost into May that year and snowed an inch lol...

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  10. JahaRa

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    Yes, I have some bedding plants I need to get in the ground this weekend and I think I will plant the seeds I have too.

    I have one tomato plant that is fine, and one volunteer lettuce plant that is happy, the onions don't care because I planted them years ago. I let them reseed themselves.

    My mother had a huge onion garden when my brother and I were in college and she had it for years. Once my brother got mad at his girlfriend for nagging him about never bringing her flowers so he cut some onion flowers and made a bouquet for her. I think they broke up shortly after that. :laugh8:
     
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  11. pigfarmer

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    It was a bright sunny day and it snowed. Didn't stick but was weird. Still cold out there
     
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  12. michael59

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    We're getting snow on Tuesday & Wednesday. Friday it will be 21C/70F.
     
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  13. JahaRa

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    We just got wind and rain for about 5 minutes. Got the sidewalks a little wet. Skies are clearing now.
     
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  14. nivek

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    There's someone stalking me in town, well to be more precise, stalking my dog...He knows what car I drive now and it's no coincidence this fucker has run into me three times in a week at three different stores which are not close together and the third time just happened 30 minutes ago when I was at Wal-Mart...

    The first time was early in the week at a grocery store, I walk my dog around the area when I arrive at the grocery store, I park away from everyone and walk my dog before going in the store...I leave my dog in the car and lock the car...So the guy in a white Ford F150 drives by me a couple times slowly and looking at us but trying not to make it obvious...I'm wearing my prescription sunglasses so he didn't see my eyes but I got a good look at him and I have a photographic memory...

    The second time was three days later at a different grocery store 10 miles away from the first one...This time I'm walking my dog before entering the store and the guy drives up within 20 feet and starts complimenting the dog, trying to be friendly and starts asking questions about my dog like his breed and name...I didn't tell him anything but asked him why he is so interested in my dog and why ask my dogs name, what's his intentions...He said he was just being friendly and pulls away when I start approaching him...

    The third time was today, over 30 minutes ago now, I went to Wal-Mart this time which is 10 miles from the other grocery stores that I ran into this guy...I didn't walk my dog this time because we just came from the local park and Kobi had a good walk already...I just ran in the store to grab a few things and 20 minutes I came back out of the store...Walking out of the store and into the parking lot I see that same white Ford F150 parked five spaces from my car and getting closer I see it's the same fucking guy who ran into me twice before asking about my dog...I'm fast walking now with a bag of grapes and snacks for Kobi, the guy sees me and starts up his truck and starts driving away...I'm running now and take a clear picture of his vehicle license plate before he got away...I see scratches all over the inside backseat passenger door where Kobi was scratching the door which is a clear sign the guy approached my car...Kobi only scratches the inside doors when someone walks up close to the car, he barks ferociously and scratches the door whenever a stranger is close to my car, that's why I park away from everyone...My car doors were locked so the guy could not open the doors but I assume he tried...This fucker is trying to steal my dog and he knows what car I drive, probably got my plate numbers too...I live on a dead end road so if I see that fucker drive by my house, if he finds out where I live and drives by and I see him I'm pulling my car out into the road to block him from leaving and calling 911...

    It is no coincidence these three incidents with this guy just randomly occurs, this is deliberate and he might have been stalking me longer and I've only noticed recently, I don't know but I'm pissed off about this...I would have jumped in the back of his truck if I had the chance when he pulled off today when I went running towards his truck, if I did get in the back of his truck I would have called 911 and had the law stopping him...He might be working with others who are spotting and watching the parking lots of those stores, I don't know but something is going on and I'm not going to roll over for it...I'm going to have to play this smart and watch my car when I go to one of those stores again and try to catch him in the act and get photos, more proof...

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  15. wwkirk

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    Scary shit!
     
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  16. michael59

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    Yeah, because so far the cops would just say, he hasn't done anything unlawful. But if you get a picture of him trying to open your car door, you got him.
     
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  17. JahaRa

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    Call the police suspicious activity number and report him now. You have his license plate number so you can report it and maybe he is doing the same to others.
     
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  18. JahaRa

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    But they should have a suspicious activity phone number you can call, then it is recorded.
     
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  19. nivek

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    I called the police in that town, the stores are in the city limits of the town so they have jurisdiction, they took the report over the phone and I gave them his tag number, description of his truck and what he looks like, she said they would patrol the areas more...She told me to call them immediately if I see that truck near my car and not try to approach him again myself...

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  20. nivek

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    This isn't the first time someone tried to steal my dog, last summer some woman parks on the side of the crossroad near the edge of my property and started calling my dog who was loose in the yard with me but the lady didn't see me because I had walked into my workshop a few minutes before she pulled up...She had the back passenger door wide open on her car and was coaxing my dog into the backseat of her car when I came out and confronted her...She claimed she lived down the road which was a lie and she said she thought my dog was lost although also claiming she sees him outside behind my house often which was where he was at before she started calling him over to her car...

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