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sparkleflit 71F
2293 posts
12/23/2018 3:48 pm
IT'S STORMY HERE ON THE WET COAST








sparkleflit 71F
4076 posts
12/23/2018 3:51 pm


earthytaurus3 78F
39019 posts
12/23/2018 4:23 pm

It's just plain COLD here! Well below freezing tonight.

Merry Christmas to you, too!


nanaimogord 67M
1 post
12/23/2018 5:13 pm

awesome. good job


Rocketship 74F
15225 posts
12/23/2018 5:23 pm

You sure had quite the blow there!!!

I told a couple of my 'wet' coast friends that I had expected them to be blown over the Rockies and be landing on my doorstep in the Okanagan Valley!!

Wishing you a Peaceful & Healthy Christmas~~


lilium5 69F
2100 posts
12/23/2018 7:33 pm

Exhilarating! :- )


lilium5 69F
2100 posts
12/23/2018 7:36 pm

- love the Christmas tree decorations also :- )


MrsJoe 71F
10270 posts
12/23/2018 7:37 pm

I hope they have not been destructive storms............ but those pictures are fascinating. I love to watch and listen to the waves!
Our weather here was colder than normal at the first of the month, but has evened out rather nicely. No white Christmas though.
I like your Christmas tree picture...... lovely and majestic ornaments!


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sparkleflit 71F
4076 posts
12/23/2018 9:30 pm

    Quoting MrsJoe:
    I hope they have not been destructive storms............ but those pictures are fascinating. I love to watch and listen to the waves!
    Our weather here was colder than normal at the first of the month, but has evened out rather nicely. No white Christmas though.
    I like your Christmas tree picture...... lovely and majestic ornaments!

Well, yes, they have been destructive......people stranded on a dock that was washing away, having to be rescued......tens of thousands of people lost power, including me, for 20 hours......I wore a lot of wool and spent time in bed reading with a battery-pack strapped to my head...LOL.....brrrr. I do have a gas stove, so I had hot tea and soup.

There was a lot of damage all over the coast.....docks and boats getting smashed, boats sinking, ferry terminals, resorts and private homes with millions of damage.........and worst of all, lots of ferries not running .......people getting stranded in parking lots for hours or overnight....not getting home for Christmas or even worse.......not being able to do their Christmas shopping......I went on one ferry run .....It was raining sideways and there were huge waves crashing over over the deck and the first couple of rows of cars........and the ferry was dancing a Rumba...........Crazy weather......The only white we will see for Christmas is the surf............ And yes.....the Eagles are congregating in anticipation of the herring run.


sparkleflit 71F
4076 posts
12/23/2018 9:37 pm

Well, if you're in Nanaimo, you know exactly what I'm talking about....You must have had a good blow there too.


sparkleflit 71F
4076 posts
12/23/2018 9:46 pm

    Quoting Rocketship:
    You sure had quite the blow there!!!

    I told a couple of my 'wet' coast friends that I had expected them to be blown over the Rockies and be landing on my doorstep in the Okanagan Valley!!

    Wishing you a Peaceful & Healthy Christmas~~

Yup, that was exciting......the weather people say it's going to be sunny and calm on Christmas Day......we are having 20 of our nearest and dearest for Christmas dinner.....so it's going to be lively.......I'm thinking I'll go to my sister on the Schuswap River for Christmas next year.........Peace and Health right backatcha.......


sparkleflit 71F
4076 posts
12/23/2018 10:10 pm

    Quoting earthytaurus3:
    It's just plain COLD here! Well below freezing tonight.

    Merry Christmas to you, too!

Do you have snow? Sparkling frost? Do you get awe-inspiring visitations from Aurora Borealis ?.........


earthytaurus3 78F
39019 posts
12/24/2018 2:39 am

    Quoting sparkleflit:
    Do you have snow? Sparkling frost? Do you get awe-inspiring visitations from Aurora Borealis ?.........
While I was away on holiday, Wisconsin realized the heaviest snow of the season. We've had only light dustings since I returned. The BIG snow has all but melted with a nice stretch warmer weather. What little remains is a very dirty white. UGH!

No glistening frosts. *S.IGH" No glimpse of the northern lights. Just gloomy and dreary …. with colder temps moving in.


Abelle2 78F
28881 posts
12/24/2018 6:50 am

Merry Christmas and I see you captured the rainbow


Archer62 78F
4194 posts
12/24/2018 6:55 am

SUNNY AND WARM HERE AFTER THE BAD STORM WE HAD WEDNESDAY EVENING. GOING TO BE SUNNY AND A BIT LESS WARM TOMORROW.


MrsJoe 71F
10270 posts
12/24/2018 9:48 am

    Quoting sparkleflit:
    Well, yes, they have been destructive......people stranded on a dock that was washing away, having to be rescued......tens of thousands of people lost power, including me, for 20 hours......I wore a lot of wool and spent time in bed reading with a battery-pack strapped to my head...LOL.....brrrr. I do have a gas stove, so I had hot tea and soup.

    There was a lot of damage all over the coast.....docks and boats getting smashed, boats sinking, ferry terminals, resorts and private homes with millions of damage.........and worst of all, lots of ferries not running .......people getting stranded in parking lots for hours or overnight....not getting home for Christmas or even worse.......not being able to do their Christmas shopping......I went on one ferry run .....It was raining sideways and there were huge waves crashing over over the deck and the first couple of rows of cars........and the ferry was dancing a Rumba...........Crazy weather......The only white we will see for Christmas is the surf............ And yes.....the Eagles are congregating in anticipation of the herring run.
Oh my. I guess we all have to deal with weather related problems at some time, but it sounds like you at least were prepared at home to handle it. When we were younger, I considered such situations as an adventure....... now, they are more of a difficulty and could become an emergency type situation.
Hope things have returned to more normal and you will have a wonderful gathering for Christmas.


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sparkleflit 71F
4076 posts
12/24/2018 12:59 pm

    Quoting MrsJoe:
    Oh my. I guess we all have to deal with weather related problems at some time, but it sounds like you at least were prepared at home to handle it. When we were younger, I considered such situations as an adventure....... now, they are more of a difficulty and could become an emergency type situation.
    Hope things have returned to more normal and you will have a wonderful gathering for Christmas.
Thanks Mrs.Joe ......and the same to you....


Lisztomania 69M
10420 posts
12/25/2018 11:39 am

Sign of the times: When I read your headline about Stormy, I wondered if she had brought Avenatti with her.

More seriously, I hope you Christmas dinner was a big success. Merry Christmas and Happy Solstice.


sparkleflit 71F
4076 posts
2/6/2019 11:01 am

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Oh my, kids do say the darndest things!
Posted:Feb 2, 2019 3:32 pm
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Chuck Schumer was visiting a Washington D.C. elementary school and the class was in the middle of a discussion related to words and their meanings.

The teacher asked Mr Schumer if he would like to lead the discussion on the word 'Tragedy'.

So Mr Schumer asked the class for an example of a 'Tragedy'.

A little boy stood up and offered: 'If my best friend, who lives on a farm, is playing' in the field and a tractor runs over him and kills him, that would be a tragedy.'

'Incorrect,' said Schumer. 'That would be an accident.'

A little girl raised her hand: 'If a school bus carrying fifty children drove over a cliff, killing everybody inside, that would be a tragedy.'

'I'm afraid not',explained Schumer, 'that's what we would refer to as a great loss'.

The room went silent. No other children volunteered. Schumer searched the room. 'Isn't there someone here who can give me an example of a tragedy?'

Finally, at the back of the room, Little Johnny raised his hand and said: 'If an airplane carrying you, Nancy Pelosi, Maxine Waters, Dick Durban, Adam Shiff, Dick Blumenthal, the Obamas and the Clintons was struck by a 'friendly fire' missile & blown to smithereens, that would be a tragedy.'

'Fantastic' exclaimed Schumer, 'and can you tell me why that would be a tragedy?'

'Well', said Johnny, 'it has to be a tragedy because it certainly wouldn't be a great loss and it probably wouldn't be a frigging accident either!'