Roll Call - 1-14-13

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Registered: 11-19-2001
Roll Call - 1-14-13
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Mon, 01-14-2013 - 6:22am

Happy Monday everyone!  Weekends sure go fast don't they!  We have had 3 mornings of below freezing temps which is extremely unusual for the Phoenix, Arizona area!  The water in my waterfall feature has been frozen over and it's been hard to break up all that ice!  All my plants are officially dead now too.  I just hope they will come back this Spring!

Let's check in with your name, dogs names, ages, breeds and where you are located.  Also, what did you do over the weekend?

 

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Registered: 11-21-2001
Mon, 01-14-2013 - 2:27pm

Laura here in Williamsburg with 7YO lab/mix, Cleo.

Nothing exciting at all this weekend...and while you're having colder than normal temps, we're having warmer than normal....LOL....  It's crazy because I have no idea what to wear!!  I was wearing my winter jacket last week, and now I had to switch back to my raincoat.  But it's supposed to get colder as the week goes on.

I'm surprised about your waterfall....usually when you keep it running it won't freeze completely.  Mine freezes around the edges when it's really frigid...but the water keeps the main part clear.

Laura
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Registered: 10-05-2000
Mon, 01-14-2013 - 5:40pm

Terre from Arkansas checking in with Jack and Taz, Toy Fox Terriers. Jack is 9 and Taz is also 9.

This weekend we drove to Mississippi to see dh's parents. We were supposed to go see them the day after Christmas but since we got snowed in we couldn't so this past weekend was it. If you can believe this Saturday it was 74 and I was HOT in that house LOL! That night I didn't sleep a wink. Storms came through so between the gusts of wind, a train passing by, the rain, thunder and lightning - I didn't get much sleep. Sunday morning it was cold (in the 40's). We didn't leave until mid afternoon since dh just had to watch some football game. We figured we would get to Little Rock around 5:30 or 6:00 and would eat out before going home. We made the unfortunate mistake of not getting off the freeway since this particular stretch of highway is always under construction. So there we were idling on the freeway with lines and lines of traffic. And, we had about 1/4 of a tank of gas. Oh god, it was horrible! We were nervous we would run out of gas!! Finally the traffic started moving but we were diverted off the freeway to country roads and still no gas stations in sight and by that time we had an 1/8 of a tank of gas. Finally we found a station and we were able to go on our way. We didn't get to the restuarant until 8:30, ate our dinner and got home at 9:30. After we unpacked I went to bed LOL!!!

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Registered: 02-27-1999
Mon, 01-14-2013 - 7:01pm

Karen in Olive Branch, Mississippi here, with 3 year olds (?) Lucy the Labracocker and Prince William the Spiddle.  I spent the whole week home sick, weekend included, and like Terre said, it was HOT here (same town her family lives in).  But today we got some ice Yell and a dusting of snow.  

Terre, don't ya love that train?  You can hear it almost EVERYWHERE in town, and it runs every 20 minutes or so. I've gotten to where I FREAK OUT if I don't hear it!  That is how I time when to leave for work...right after I hear the 7:20 blow through!  I work next to those same tracks, in Memphis, so I've got it ALL DAY LONG!!!  It took Lucy some getting used to, but she's not afraid of it anymore, even if we are in the park RIGHT NEXT to the tracks.  William is from OB, so he doesn't notice it.  


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Mon, 01-14-2013 - 7:59pm

By this weekend we will be in the 70's.  Crazy weather everywhere!!  My waterfall feature froze over because I didn't have the pump turned on so the water wasn't running.  I came home tonight and the ice hadn't even melted because we only hit about 42 as a high today.  Again - crazy weather!

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Registered: 11-19-2001
Mon, 01-14-2013 - 8:02pm
There is nothing more nerve wracking when you are low on gas and stuck in traffice like you were Terre! And it never fails that something comes up when you're low on gas!! Glad you made it! At least you weren't alone! Stuff like that happens to me and I'm alone and then terrified! P.S.(I can't believe that both Jack and Taz are now 9!!! I remember when you first got Jack as a teeny tiny puppy!!!!)
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Mon, 01-14-2013 - 8:05pm
So sorry you were sick Karen! You have the infamous flu? I can't believe how bad it is this year!!!
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Mon, 01-14-2013 - 8:07pm
Donna here with Dante, 3 y/o Greyhound in COLD Arizona. LOL! It's all relative. I didn't do anything over the weekend which made it perfect for me! I have been getting better and better each day after my neck surgery which has been such a relief. It has been the worst pain I have ever felt from any surgerical procedure I have had and that's saying something! I have been enjoying Dante so much. We walk to the mailbox every day (it's far away) and he just loves going for walks! When we head back for home though I have to practically drag him - LOL! He doesn't want the walks to end.
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Registered: 06-27-2000
Mon, 01-14-2013 - 8:55pm

Barbara in Michigan with Weimaraner Comet, 10.  I have it in my head that I would like another black greyhound, and one of the local rescue has five of them!  So on Saturday, I loaded Comet in the car (literally, as I have to lift his 80 pounds in and out!) and we headed off to PetSmart.  Unfortunately, the greyhounds were at the Cascade Petsmart, and we went to the Grandville store.  They were having an adoption event, too, and Comet growled at every other dog he encountered.  I'm taking this as a sign that he really doesn't want to share again.

Barbara

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Registered: 02-27-1999
Mon, 01-14-2013 - 9:06pm

Terre, next trip to the OB, meet me here (no spaz dogs) Side Street Burgers!  Lunch on me!  It's good!  

http://www.ivillage.com/forums/food/recipes-cooking/kitchen/curious-chef/restaurant-budget

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Registered: 02-27-1999
Mon, 01-14-2013 - 9:55pm

When next in the OB, check out Side Street Burgers!  

http://www.ivillage.com/forums/food/recipes-cooking/kitchen/curious-chef/restaurant-budget

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