Friday, October 4, 2013

Join, Welcome, Thank You, Garden, Po Po, Final Day To Register

I would like to start my post today by welcoming a new Blogger friend to my blog.   Welcome Gammy Tammy from Gammy's House Blog.

Thank you for joining my blog, please sit back and enjoy the ride.   Friends, please check out Gammy's House Blog , you won’t be disappointed. 

(I've tried to fix the fonts 4 times and the alignment.  I'm done trying)

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A ritual I do every Friday is to backup my blog and save it to a standalone backup drive.  You ask why I do this………………………I do it for several reasons.  My blog could be deleted for some unknown reason by Blogger.  Or I could have picked up a virus from a site I visited.  Or someone could try to hack my blog.  These are a few of the reasons why I backup my blog.  When I first started blogging, I had no idea how to backup my blog.  Then one day, a friend of mine, Mike Yukon over at the Living Prepared blog documented how to backup your blog in detail on his blog.  Ever since Mike published these instructions, I’ve made it a ritual to backup my blog and protect all of the work I’ve put into creating and maintaining my blog.  I would highly recommend to all of my friends to visit Mike’s blog, Living Prepared; he’s always testing or making something to be more prepared and self reliant, and when you do visit Mike, tell him I sent you J.

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 My green beans are really looking amazing, and I’m so excited; soon I’ll be harvesting all kinds of beans to can and freeze.  That is if we don’t suffer a freeze, from the weather we’re expecting tonight and into tomorrow.  The National Weather Service is predicting heavy rain, winds, and potential tornadoes, and then for temperatures to plummet into the 30’s in certain parts of Oklahoma.  Yes, I said tornadoes.  Can you believe it? Tornadoes this time of year???
 
 

Speaking of weather, I’m praying tropical storm Karen doesn’t turn into a mean hurricane.  Hopefully, the winds will remain on the low side, and the storm just provides some rain in those areas needing moisture. 

I’m sending prayers to all affected by the radical weather working its way through the United States this weekend.  Please be safe, stay warm, dry, and watch out for flying debris.

Back to my garden………………

 


After checking on my green beans, I walked over to another of my raised garden beds to find several of my melons pulled off the vines and partially eaten.  It looks like a critter with teeth has been having a field day with my cantaloupe. 

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I had a suspicious vehicle pull up on the street alongside my place, with Kansas tags.  The vehicle was a large SUV, and the male occupant scooted down in his seat, and just sat there.  I kept an eye on the vehicle, and the male occupant, while cutting the grass.  After cutting the grass on the back of the property, the vehicle and male occupant were still parked in the same place.  Now I needed to cut the grass on that side of the house where the suspicious vehicle/person was sitting, and well, I just didn’t feel comfortable.  I knew my neighbor friend, elderly gentleman in his 70’s wasn’t home, nor were the people down the street.  I pulled out the telephone, and called the local police department’s non-emergency number.  I explained the situation; the police knew we’ve had problems throughout the area with crime, so they responded immediately. Two marked units drove up to the truck, the 1st officer got out of his vehicle with his hand on his gun.  He knocked on the rear window of the SUV to get the occupant’s attention.  The officer walked up to his slightly opened driver side window, while the second officer walked to the passenger’s window.  The 1st officer asked for the occupant’s driver’s license, and vehicle registration, and proceeded back to his vehicle to run the subject for wants and warrants.  Apparently everything came back negative.  The 1st officer handed the occupant back his legal documents, and asked him what he was doing in the area.  His response, just waiting……………. for what, who knows.   The suspicious vehicle/person left the area right after the officer cleared the scene. I’m pretty sure he knew he was being watched, and decided this was not a woman he wanted to try to mess with!!!

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Tonight is the final night to register for my sponsored give-away.  If you’re interested in registering, please go here and place a comment in the comments field of this post before 11:59PM tonight.

10 comments:

  1. Good for you. Better safe than sorry.

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    1. Stephen,

      I have to agree with you. The other party wouldn't of liked lead poisoning.

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  2. Thanks for the reminder. Time to back up my blog again. :)

    How scary to have a guy case your home. Glad everything turned out OK.

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    1. Gammy Tammy,

      You're welcome! Having your hard work back up is a lifesaver.

      Everything was just fine, I know he wasn't to happy with me.

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  3. That is scary. I live in the city in a safe neighborhood. But, I do find out why people are parked in front of my house. Sometimes, they are just taking advantage of my abundant shade to eat lunch. Even though I know that, I just want them to know I notice them and care who is here. It pays to be careful. I guess you are somewhat isolated which makes it even more important to find out who people are and what they are doing their. A squad car in your corner helps.

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    1. Linda,

      We reside outside of town, and we make sure we are aware of everything going on in and around our home. Yes, having the police in your corner helps.

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  4. I meant to say I got the seeds, note, and a lovely patriotic card. Thank you very much. If I ever have seeds you need, just ask.

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    1. Linda,

      I'm happy you received the seeds. You're very welcome and thank you.

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  5. Good advice about backing up your blog. You are smart to give them a chance to move on and then call for assistance. Hope you don't see them again.

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    1. Michaele,

      Thank you Michaele. It's always good to back up your blog, and your computer. I don't think I will see this vehicle in or around the neighborhood. He knows we watch :-)

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