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Mrs.V's brother's funeral was this morning. Due to injuries and illnesses only 16 of the 21 family members who were originally expected were present.

We huddled under a maple tree for shade. Mrs. V and her oldest brother spoke in addition to the minister (who sang in the Port Washington Methodist Choir for 17 years with Mrs. V's father).

After lunch at a nice Irish restaurant we headed back to the North Fork. The van thermometer showed an outside temperature of 101f. By the time we got back this had dropped to 91. Still feels hot. ;)


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Sorry for your (and Mrs. V's) loss.


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Foggy wrote: Sat Jul 23, 2022 6:35 pm Sorry for your (and Mrs. V's) loss.
Thank you.


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Saturday evening.

Beginning to cool down. :biggrin:

Last night of the fire department carnival. Later there will be fireworks. Some folk to our west are already setting some off.

Mrs. V's cousin who lives in Buffalo, her husband, their daughter and her daughters are in the cottage just to the east. They have headed over to the carnival.

I am on the porch keeping the fireflies company.

The older cat is pacing along the porch screens on firefly patrol.

More shark sightings. Some south shore beaches were closed today.


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Carnival fireworks have started.


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Dangerous RIP currents today from Montauk to Coney Island which is the entire south shore of Long Island.

A very hot day for ocean beach going since it will be wise to stay out of the water.


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Local Oldies station playing "We"re Having a Heat Wave."

Rockaway Beach still closed due to sharks circling just offshore.

NYC forecast to set a record high temperature for this date.


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Oldies station reports that the temperature there is already 90F.


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Blustery this morning. The wind chimes are working overtime.

Heavy rain forecast for this afternoon and tonight as a cold front comes thru. :biggrin:


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Woken this morning at 8 am by Mrs.V's cousin's husband who was mowing the Circle.

Seriously, 8 am? :roll:

Weather here perfect. Low humidity. Temperatures in the 70s. :biggrin:

Illnesses continue to plague Mrs.V's family this summer. The cousin from the DC area tells us her husband has bad sore throat who was supposed to arrive here on Thursday may not arrive until next week. Their younger daughter and her two daughters are also ill and may not get here this weekend as planned. :(

This cousin's brother who missed the funeral this past weekend due to a back injury did return to Connecticut yesterday as planned but left late and missed a scheduled medical test.


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Help Wanted signs everywhere.


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The Circle has emptied. I think that I am the only one here.

And the cats. ;)


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Volkonski wrote: Tue Jul 26, 2022 9:22 am Woken this morning at 8 am by Mrs.V's cousin's husband who was mowing the Circle.

Seriously, 8 am? :roll:
In my Minneapolis suburb, you can't mow - or make other loud noises - before 7am or after 10pm. So yes, especially when the weather is hot, individuals and businesses will start as early as possible to take advantage of the cooler morning temperatures.


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Cool this evening so I am out on the porch in a flannel shirt with a mug of hot chamomile tea with a couple of shots of vodka in it. ;) Listening to Oldies radio. It is Mick Jagger's birthday.

Due to illness and injury, between Mrs.V's and her DC cousin's families 7 people who had been expected this week are not here. :( So Mrs. V and her cousin are in the livingroom watching fancy costume dramas.


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With no visitors to entertain, Mrs. V and her DC cousin have gone to Greenport for the day.

I am on the porch waiting for the delivery of a new computer printer. Our 6 year old printer died on Monday. :(

Mrs.V needs to print music for a Saturday event so printer replacement is job one. ;)


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We need a new printer. What did you buy?


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Tiredretiredlawyer wrote: Wed Jul 27, 2022 12:25 pm We need a new printer. What did you buy?
A very cheap Canon all in one. We don't print much these days.

Once we get it I will let you know if it is any good.


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Thanks!


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Tiredretiredlawyer wrote: Wed Jul 27, 2022 12:48 pm Thanks!
Got a Canon MG3620 All in One. Cost $69 at Amazon. Spent last 2 hours setting it up and connecting to our network. Setup is easy, just go step by step until your computer takes over. Seems to be Wifi only, no USB, but I could be wrong about that since Wifi connections are what we need.

Once the software downloads are finished will try connecting to our Android phones.

Test page printout looks very good.


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:bighug:


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Lacks fancy features like double sided printing and document feeding but even when we had printers with those features we never used them.


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:bighug:


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Warm and humid.

The fellow who was mowing the Circle yesterday morning is mowing the lawn of the cottage to the east right now.

It is Thursday so our lawn service could show up at any moment.

Mrs. V and her cousin are out checking the thrift shops located west of us. They did all the ones to the east yesterday.


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South Fork.



Bunkers are the same as menhaden aka the most important fish in the sea. They are food for a very large number of carnivores including cod, blue fish and many others.


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