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Forum: The Library Café Yesterday, 04:26 PM
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Posted By Mausey
Re: What is Happening, part II

Several of us have been pushing hard to have a "bag sale" the last hour as we could move so much more stuff. Even something simple like buy 3 shirts get 1 free, anything to move a bit more. The one...
Forum: The Library Café Yesterday, 04:11 PM
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Re: What is Happening, part II

The toys are all the hard plastic they use for babies and little ones. Several Fisher Price and they had all the pieces, just nobody wanted them this year. I wouldn't send stuffed animals as those...
Forum: The Library Café Yesterday, 04:02 PM
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Re: What is Happening, part II

This sale is for the Ladies Hospital Auxiliary and every person there is a volunteer. From the crew that help us set everything up to the group that came this year to assist with packing the stuff...
Forum: The Library Café Oct 1 2022, 09:25 PM
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Re: What is Happening, part II

31 hours in 4 days on concrete, my feet and ankles may forgive me in a week or so. The rummage sale is done and packed away for another 6 months. Donations in my area of toys, puzzles, games etc were...
Forum: The Library Café Sep 30 2022, 12:23 AM
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Posted By Mausey
Re: What is Happening, part II

We have unseasonably warm weather the past few days. The day before yesterday we had 75 heat records set. I have no idea what the F. is but what is usually around the 15 to 19 c mark was almost 30 in...
Forum: The Library Café Sep 30 2022, 12:13 AM
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Posted By Mausey
Re: What is Happening, part II

Many years ago there was a book somebody in the community had an issue with. Our librarian read it and agreed it might be disturbing to some people, she then said but that's the beauty of a library,...
Forum: The Library Café Sep 27 2022, 11:36 PM
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Posted By Mausey
Re: New MoM playground?

We can certainly leave the snow globe open Ginny. :D
Forum: The Library Café Sep 22 2022, 04:30 PM
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Posted By Mausey
Re: What is Happening, part II

I was in the library today and they had a large display of books on the royals. Strange that everybody is allowed to profit from their stories except themselves. I get so sick of the stories by...
Forum: The Library Café Sep 22 2022, 04:21 PM
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Posted By Mausey
Re: New MoM playground?

As we've entered official autumn, ( and we'll all be complaining about cold and too much snow soon. :D ) the snow globe is closed until next year.

The lights have been changed from purple back to...
Forum: The Library Café Sep 22 2022, 04:17 PM
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Posted By Mausey
Re: What is Happening, part II

How fast the seasons change here. Just a week or so ago it was so hot and now we've had frost at least once. My deck fountain has been emptied and it drying out so I can put it away for the winter. I...
Forum: The Library Café Sep 17 2022, 09:15 PM
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Posted By Mausey
Re: What is Happening, part II

I finally have enough time to get in. It's been a busy few days. Today we hosted a trade show at the roundhouse and while setting up on Thurs evening decided it would be a good idea to get out a...
Forum: The Library Café Sep 11 2022, 05:22 PM
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Posted By Mausey
Re: What is Happening, part II

We usually put all our decorations up a week or two before Hallowe'en. It will be a lot different this year as we had to take a huge old poplar down that we had things hanging from. On the up side,...
Forum: The Library Café Sep 10 2022, 03:31 PM
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Posted By Mausey
Re: What is Happening, part II

The sheer amount of gifts public figures get must be mind boggling. I know politicians here must declare any items over a certain dollar amount. Our P.M. is very good at skirting some of the rules...
Forum: The Library Café Sep 10 2022, 03:19 PM
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Posted By Mausey
Re: New MoM playground?

In honor of Her Majesty's passing, the outer lights of the library will be purple for the duration of the official mourning period. :( :(
Forum: The Library Café Sep 8 2022, 09:01 PM
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Posted By Mausey
Re: What is Happening, part II

:( As one lady on tv said, not unexpected but still a huge shock. She was a great lady and will be missed on the world stage.
Forum: The Library Café Sep 7 2022, 05:21 PM
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Posted By Mausey
Re: What is Happening, part II

Still dry as a bone here and hot. We've had over 2 weeks of 30+ temps and the lawn is 98% yellow and most of my flowers have quit flowering. :( Even with watering it's not enough. My garden is also...
Forum: The Library Café Sep 4 2022, 03:05 PM
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Posted By Mausey
Re: What is Happening, part II

I like snakes and am always ready to rescue a garter snake if it gets somewhere it shouldn't be. We're lucky and the rattlers don't often get this far north so it's pretty safe. Little spiders are...
Forum: The Library Café Aug 27 2022, 03:29 PM
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Posted By Mausey
Re: What is Happening, part II

I get her books put on hold at the library as soon as I see one coming out. While I love my books I'm at the stage where I seldom buy them new anymore as a hard copy. I'm slowly going more and more...
Forum: The Library Café Aug 24 2022, 05:02 PM
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Posted By Mausey
Re: New MoM playground?

Most time the lights are in the greenish range going to yellows. The blues and reds are a bit more uncommon.

I don't make cobblers but usually in the fall I make apple or apple/rhubarb crisps. I...
Forum: The Library Café Aug 23 2022, 08:56 PM
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Posted By Mausey
Re: New MoM playground?

*YELLS* Hold on everybody, it's snow time!!!!!!! *Snow globe shakes violently (don't worry, nothing moves but the snow) and a fresh layer of snow starts falling.* I think we need some illumination....
Forum: The Library Café Aug 23 2022, 08:48 PM
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Posted By Mausey
Re: What is Happening, part II

When we were kids we'd got to the pasture and lay on the grass and watch the hawks circle. It was so peaceful, all we could hear was birds, gophers whistling and maybe a breeze in the power lines....
Forum: The Library Café Aug 23 2022, 08:46 PM
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Posted By Mausey
Re: What is Happening, part II

I picked a 7 pound spaghetti squash the other day and gave it to a friend with 3 kids who love them. I should have told her to let it sit in the sun until it turned orange. I sort of jumped the gun...
Forum: The Library Café Aug 17 2022, 05:02 PM
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Posted By Mausey
Re: What is Happening, part II

We're painfully dry here but my garden has really good soil that holds moisture well so I only have to water it once a month or so. I planted honey dew, cantelope and spaghetti squash and somehow all...
Forum: The Library Café Aug 12 2022, 03:23 PM
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Posted By Mausey
Re: What is Happening, part II

Ox tail soup is very good, tongue I'm not a big fan of and any organ meat is blech!!!!.

My darling hubby has reached a certain stage of life ... he has started to mansplain EVERYTHING!! I left a...
Forum: The Library Café Aug 8 2022, 05:12 PM
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Posted By Mausey
Re: New MoM playground?

It's hovering around the 30c mark here and that's just a bit too warm for me. *Grabs some mittens, a toque and a jacket and into the snow globe.* Much better. Hangs a Do Not Disturb sign on the back...
Forum: The Library Café Aug 8 2022, 05:06 PM
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Posted By Mausey
Re: What is Happening, part II

R.I.P. Olivia Newton John. :( While I wasn't a huge fan of her music, I absolutely love the movie Grease.

Our eldest started a new job last week and was told the hours were from 7 am to 5 pm....
Forum: The Library Café Jul 31 2022, 02:09 PM
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Posted By Mausey
Re: New MoM playground?

Let's see, as most of our posters are in summer and this summer has been a bit on the warm side the library has obliged us by making a giant snow globe in the back garden. It has a double air-lock...
Forum: The Library Café Jul 31 2022, 01:58 PM
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Posted By Mausey
Re: What is Happening, part II

Police here will loan people an engraver to put their name and other info on their tools, bikes, catalytic converters etc so if they are stolen they can be tracked. The converters are a special case...
Forum: The Library Café Jul 28 2022, 03:10 PM
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Posted By Mausey
Re: What is Happening, part II

That is wonderful news BD.

We have a house next door that has been sitting empty for several years. We suspect it had water pipes freeze (water running out the back of the house was a clue about...
Forum: The Library Café Jul 28 2022, 02:59 PM
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Posted By Mausey
Re: New MoM playground?

I'd like to see a bunch of candle lanterns floating over the ocean. The closest we could do is over a nearby lake but it's pretty dry around here and it just wouldn't be safe if one hit grass.
Forum: The Library Café Jul 18 2022, 04:00 PM
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Posted By Mausey
Re: What is Happening, part II

The flowering crops we have are canola and mustard which are a bright yellow and flax that is a lovely soft blue. If you get up in the hills and look across the prairie you see an awesome mosaic of...
Forum: The Library Café Jul 14 2022, 08:58 PM
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Posted By Mausey
Re: What is Happening, part II

With our freeze/thaw cycle it's not unusual to have a water main go out. The town tries to give everybody notice about what's happening but can't really do much once one goes. We're small enough that...
Forum: The Library Café Jul 12 2022, 05:11 PM
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Posted By Mausey
Re: What is Happening, part II

We get them here as well Priscilla. Huge signs in several languages warning people to stay away from the edge and at least one a year "I didn't see any sign" goes over. Luckily most are rescued but...
Forum: The Library Café Jul 9 2022, 03:05 PM
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Posted By Mausey
Re: What is Happening, part II

Eldest is recovering nicely from his ulnar nerve surgery and the tingles have stopped for the most part. His hand is a bit smaller than the other and he needs to do a bit of physio to get his pinky...
Forum: The Library Café Jun 29 2022, 04:52 PM
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Posted By Mausey
Re: New MoM playground?

The best way to get rid of them, other than a .22 is poison. You mix it with grain and using a spoon put it as far down the hole as you can reach. They eat it and die in the hole so no other animals...
Forum: The Library Café Jun 28 2022, 01:01 PM
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Posted By Mausey
Re: New MoM playground?

We don't have woodchucks but we have their annoying little cousins. :mad: We have Richardson's Ground Squirrels, ak gophers. The little beggars like making large holes and are hard to get rid of. We...
Forum: The Library Café Jun 28 2022, 12:55 PM
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Posted By Mausey
Re: Facebook Group

vyon, do you know if any of the other regulars from the KT made the trip to fb? There were a couple people that I only saw there. :(
Forum: The Library Café Jun 28 2022, 12:51 PM
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Posted By Mausey
Re: What is Happening, part II

I'd never had spaghetti squash until my sister recommended it and I love it baked with butter. Hubby and the kids are okay with them but it will never be a go to. Maybe next time I buy one I'll save...
Forum: The Library Café Jun 22 2022, 03:02 PM
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Posted By Mausey
Re: What is Happening, part II

I've grown pumpkins a few times. While they weren't huge they were big enough to get 3 or 4 pies each. One year I had to ask a gardening friend what exactly I was growing, had very oddly shaped and...
Forum: The Library Café Jun 17 2022, 08:16 PM
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Posted By Mausey
Re: What is Happening, part II

I don't do heat well so anything over 75 is almost too much for me. :( We finally got some much needed rain so with the moisture and temps of around 88 it's unpleasant for most people. We're used to...
Forum: The Library Café Jun 12 2022, 08:56 PM
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Posted By Mausey
Re: What is Happening, part II

Everybody around here has taken all their feeders down as there is avian flu in the area and officials are asking people to stop doing anything that may cause birds to gather.

Several years ago we...
Forum: The Library Café Jun 8 2022, 04:15 PM
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Posted By Mausey
Re: What is Happening, part II

:lol: One year my cousin smuggled a chick home on the Grey Hound bus to the city where she lived. That hen lived in the basement all winter and as soon as the snow was mostly gone she was in the back...
Forum: The Library Café Jun 7 2022, 05:22 PM
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Posted By Mausey
Re: What is Happening, part II

Chickens just lull you into a false sense of security, those critters will eat almost anything. If one got any kind of sore the others would literally peck it to death trying to get the meat. We...
Forum: The Library Café Jun 5 2022, 02:31 PM
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Posted By Mausey
Re: What is Happening, part II

I have fished many times but never off a boat. When I was a kid any holidays we took had to include a place to fish. :cool: Usually we went for rainbow trout, pike, perch, and walleye. Mom loved...
Forum: The Library Café Jun 5 2022, 02:22 PM
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Posted By Mausey
Re: New MoM playground?

Oh fantastic idea Priscilla. Ummm, how about a room sort of like the holodeck? When you "set" the window to what you want to watch the room changes to match. If you want to watch penguins, the room...
Forum: The Library Café May 22 2022, 01:40 PM
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Posted By Mausey
Re: What is Happening, part II

I have absolutely no say in who is hired. The board advertised and interviewed all the ones who seemed a good fit. The biggest problem is we're a small town and you can't really ask somebody to move...
Forum: The Library Café May 21 2022, 04:18 PM
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Posted By Mausey
Re: What is Happening, part II

The library I used to volunteer at has hired yet another director. This will be 4 in 3 years. :( The first was let go for reasons unknown, the next got a better job in a larger place, the 3rd one...
Forum: The Library Café May 21 2022, 03:47 PM
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Posted By Mausey
Re: New MoM playground?

*grabs the shrimp and a fork* Back, back you shrimp pilferer!! :lol::lol:
Forum: The Library Café May 17 2022, 12:20 AM
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Posted By Mausey
Re: What is Happening, part II

I love flying, little planes or the big ones. But I think I like the smaller ones the best. One year the province did a huge tourisim promotion and I got in with a local flying club and we hit every...
Forum: The Library Café May 17 2022, 12:13 AM
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Posted By Mausey
Re: New MoM playground?

I love lilacs but they give my sister, mom and all my aunts on that side blazing headaches. :( When I was a kid I was allowed 1 small sprig in the house. So I had to shift to sweet peas, those still...
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