My View 2012 (October)

By: PeaceRiverBP , 12:10 PM GMT on October 01, 2012

Here is my view from January - September 2012:

January 1st, 2012, approximately 8am. 39 degrees

January 15th, 9am, 14 degrees

February 1st,7am, 42 degrees

February 15th, 8am, 40 degrees

March 1st, 8am, 38 degrees

March 15th, 8:30am, 39 degrees

April 1st, 2012 8:15 am, 35 degrees

April 15th, 9:30am, 60 degrees

May 1st, 7:30am, 46 degrees

May 15th, 8am, 57 degrees

June 1st, 9am, 63 degrees

June 15th, 7:30am, 61 degrees

July 1st, 8am, 74 degrees

July 15th, 5:30am, 68 degrees

August 1st, 7:30am, 64 degrees

August 15th, 7:30am, 68 degrees

September 1st, 8am, 70 degrees

September 15th, 9am, 63 degrees

And now for October:

October 1st, 7:45am, 56 degrees

October 2nd, 6:30am, 60 degrees

October 3rd, 7:45am, 57 degrees

October 4th, 7:30am, 55 degrees

October 5th, 8:30am, 59 degrees

October 6th, 9am, 55 degrees

October 7th, 8:30am, 51 degrees

October 8th, 8:30am, 50 degrees

October 9th, 9:30am, 52 degrees

October 10th, 8:30am, 53 degrees

October 11th, 8am, 49 degrees

October 12th, 8:30am, 50 degrees

October 13th, 8:30am, 41 degrees

October 14th, 8am, 57 degrees

October 15th, 8am, 59 degrees

October 16th, 9am, 50 degrees

October 17th, 8am, 43 degrees

October 18th, 8am, 42 degrees

October 19th, 7:30am, 54 degrees

October 20th, 8am, 58 degrees

October 21st, 8am, 51 degrees

October 22nd, 8:30am, 52 degrees

October 23rd, 7:30am, 50 degrees

October 24th, 9am, 51 degrees

October 25th, 9am, 53 degrees

October 26th, 8am, 51 degrees

October 27th, 8am, 49 degrees

October 28th, 8am, 55 degrees

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56. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
8:32 PM GMT on November 16, 2012
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55. PeaceRiverBP
7:38 PM GMT on November 14, 2012
Sandi; I'm down to a couple of boxes and a few piles of clutter that need to find a home, but otherwise, I'm more-or-less unpacked for the time being.

I'm glad to hear that the storm wasn't too bad when it came through your neighborhood!

Happy Wednesday! :-)
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54. sandiquiz
8:03 AM GMT on November 14, 2012
Hi Beth, glad to see things are getting sorted, and as Karen said, pictures on the wall means you are nearly there!

Looks like the storm has headed north, and although clipped the top of Scotland, the rest of us had just some rain, with a little more to come, but no damaging winds, thank goodness.

Happy Wednesday.
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53. PeaceRiverBP
9:17 PM GMT on November 13, 2012
Linda; Hope your friend comes through the surgery okay! Yes, my critters are pretty laid back. I was worried about Triton the cat, but he seemed to make himself right at home and was very happy from the first day.

Yum! Sweet potatoes! One of my fall favorites!

Karen; I'm so glad to be right next door to family, too. It's great for all of us; I'm even more convenient for babysitting and I get to see all the kids!

Pictures will be forth-coming soon. :-)
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52. SBKaren
2:28 AM GMT on November 13, 2012
Beth - I'm so glad you are closer to family . That is going to have so many benefits for everyone involved. I anxiously await new photos of the new place!
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51. shoreacres
2:17 AM GMT on November 13, 2012
Evening, Beth! I'm glad to see you're getting settled. When the artwork goes on the walls, you're nearly there. It's great to hear that the animals are adjusting well, too - but I have a feeling yours are pretty laidback anyway, and used to traveling around.

All's pretty good here. A nice cold front today, my friend who broke her arm and knee this weekend is through surgery and able to get out of bed, and I baked a whole passel of sweet potatoes and had one for supper. What could be better?

I'm glad to hear there will be photos of the new digs. I'm excited to see it!
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50. PeaceRiverBP
2:01 AM GMT on November 13, 2012
Bug; The artwork has been mounted on the walls, and most things have been put away by now. It's really starting to look like home. The critters are quite comfortable and settled in right away. They don't seem to miss the old place at all!

Sandi; Yes, we're right next door to one another. When I take Sammy out, first he goes to my oldest daughter's house down back to see if her dog or any people are outdoors and if not, then he walks back up the drive to my youngest daughter's home and looks for her dog or anyone who might be a playmate. And I like it because I can get my "grandma fix" almost every day.

Good luck with the storm; I hope it's lost some of it's oomph by the time it gets to you!
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49. sandiquiz
6:41 AM GMT on November 12, 2012
When you said you were nearer family I hadn't realised you meant 'next' door!

How is the 'coming together' coming on? Any nearer to being "shipshape' yet?

I saw how the second storm caused you more damage than Sandy did.... I can see the depression that caused it on my pressure map, and guess what, it seems to be heading our way! Hope it gets broken up by Greenland!

Have a good week!

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48. palmettobug53
12:56 AM GMT on November 12, 2012
Gosh, I hadn't realized it had been so long since I stopped by.

I see you're now moved and still in the process of settling in, hanging pictures and whatnot.

I know it will be a relief, financially. And nice to be a bit closer to family. Things change and life goes on and you and Sammy will soon be 'at home' in your new abode.
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47. PeaceRiverBP
4:29 AM GMT on November 10, 2012
Janet; Athena? Was that the name of this week's storm? It was a little more vicious than Sandy- enough the shake the building and blow lots of stuff around, but it brought some much-needed rain. The temps had dipped to 30 degrees just before it hit; luckily it warmed up quite a bit or we'd be buried in snow by now!

No, I don't have a real fireplace- just an electric model. It looks pretty, but it's not quite the same. Thanks for checking on me! Hope all is well with you!

Numberwise; I heard that we had over hurricane-force gusts, but the highest one I know of was 66 miles an hour. There's some minor damage locally and trees down, but nothing too serious. My electricity blinked a few times, but no losses in this area- thank goodness!

Yes, I agree that moving is tough and as much as I'll miss the old place, I really do like the new one. It's a bit smaller, very cute and I just love having my daughters and grandkids as neighbors- one daughter and her family on each side of me!

I was living on the outskirts of town, next door to a farm and abutting a conservation area, but now that I'm right in the village I thought I wouldn't be seeing or hearing much wildlife- but already I've seen a falcon streak across the yard, watched some crows harass an owl in flight and heard coyotes howling three times- all in less than two weeks. It's kind of comforting to know that Nature is still close at hand.

Are you really thinking of moving? Where to?
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46. NumberWise
1:14 AM GMT on November 09, 2012
Hi, Beth. I stopped by to see how the current storm treated you, and it looks like you got quite a bit of rain in addition to wind gusts over 50 mph! I hope you didn't have too much tree damage and that you didn't lose power.

I've enjoyed your sequential photos over the months, and I'll look forward to photos of - and from the windows of! - your new abode. Yup, moving is tough in many ways, but also it's full of opportunities. I think I need to move again - this house is getting too full!
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45. janetlee
1:07 AM GMT on November 09, 2012
I stopped by to see how 'Athena' treated you. I noticed your weather is about the same temp as ours right now. We had the rainy day yesterday. really nice today though chilly. I like the cooler days, just not the bone chilly ones.

Does your new place have a fireplace?

take care
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44. PeaceRiverBP
10:42 PM GMT on November 08, 2012
Sandi; Yes, it's really nice to see the place coming together! I had some help from my son-in-law today who hung some art work way up high at the gable ends of the vaulted ceiling for me. It's so convenient to have a tall person for these kinds of jobs! I hope it won't be too much longer before the process of getting settled is complete- and yes- there will be photos! :-)

How have you been? Are things going okay? After all that dreary summer weather, I hope you're enjoying a pleasant fall.
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43. sandiquiz
3:26 PM GMT on November 06, 2012
Hi Beth, glad to see that you are slowly getting things as you want them.

Will we get to see photos of it when you have finally got your new 'house' set up as a 'home'?
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42. PeaceRiverBP
4:57 PM GMT on November 05, 2012
Janet; Hello! Yes, I'm trying to pace myself; so much to do but it's gradually getting done. I love my new place- can't wait to be able to relax and enjoy it. Thanks for stopping in! Hope you are well! :-)
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41. janetlee
7:51 PM GMT on November 04, 2012
just stopping by to to say "hi" 'Hi'.
Don't try to get everything done at once & wear yourself out.
Take care...
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40. PeaceRiverBP
7:01 PM GMT on November 01, 2012
Sandi; White Rabbit! White Rabbit! White Rabbit! to you, too! Happy November! I hope all is well with you! <3
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39. sandiquiz
7:35 AM GMT on November 01, 2012


Wishing you a very happy, healthy, safe and secure month of
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38. PeaceRiverBP
12:23 AM GMT on November 01, 2012
Bug; We had some heavy erosion here, too- what with the moon tides and big seas, but nothing that personally effected me.

Feeling like Mrs. Magoo? I have the same problem but for me I know it's just eye strain and exhaustion. How nice that you can get your eyes checked at work! I hope new glasses fix the problem.

I know I'll miss the old place terribly, but I've been too busy to think about it much so far, although Monday was a sad day as I finished emptying it out and cleaning it up. I'm sure I'll enjoy this place a lot; already enjoying not waking up to the loud heavy equipment engines revving and back-up beepers from the excavation place diagonally across the street where ex-hubby still works.... and I don't have to look at his ugly mug any more, either! Hooray!

Yes, I'll definitely post photos when I finish unpacking... may take a while! Thanks for checking in!
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37. palmettobug53
5:25 PM GMT on October 31, 2012
Glad to hear you made it thru Sandy OK. There's been so much beach damage. Not just a little erosion, either. Whole reshiftings of the shorelines!

Been meaning to stop by to check on you but I kept getting sidetracked. Computer at work isn't working well on WU. I also think I need new glasses, so by the time I'd get off work, my eyes were bothering me to much to want to get online at home. Got an appt w/ Opthal here at work in another couple of weeks, so hopefully, that issue will get resolved soon. Now, if you hear about some myopic woman down in Charleston robbing a bank, don't rat me out!

I guess you will miss your little apt but there are other considerations. Lower rent, closer to family, a garden plot (!), the beach. Sounds like the pros outweigh the cons. And if you ever want to shake things up from beach walking with Sammy, I'm sure you can find some wooded areas nearby.

Once you get yourself settled in, we want to see!
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36. PeaceRiverBP
3:29 PM GMT on October 31, 2012
Karen; Yes- closer to the beach is good! I've been too busy to walk there with Sammy, but on Monday night after Sandy passed through, I took Sammy out around 11:30pm and the winds were eerily quiet, but we could hear the surf pounding on the shore about a half-mile away. Last night we still could hear the waves hitting the beach, but the sound wasn't as deep as the previous night. It's nice to hear that well-loved sound again. And of course, I love being closer to the kids- both my daughters and the grandkids! Sammy & Triton seem to like it here, too; they are settling in quickly- especially Triton. I'll take photos when I've got the place in order. :-)

Janet; All is well, thanks- just really tired and a bit achy from all that moving stuff!

Sandi; Yes, luckily my wonderful Son-in-law, oldest grandson and life-long best friend helped me get moved on Sunday. I spent Monday (the day Sandy hit) cleaning out the old place- came home and collapsed with a take-out veggie pizza because I had no food at home except for some bananas, Pop Tarts, etc., and Sammy & I enjoyed the pizza and a relaxing evening with some movies in the VCR. I was too played-out to even think about doing any more unpacking. I'm slowly recovering.... and hoping I NEVER have to move again! UGH... I'm too old for this! But, I'm glad the hard part is over-with and now I can settle-in at my leisure.

Happy Halloween! :-)
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35. sandiquiz
6:11 AM GMT on October 31, 2012
Hi Beth
Hope you got moved before the storm came and you survived the wind and rain.

Happy Halloween!

Happy All Hallow's Eve
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34. janetlee
10:53 PM GMT on October 30, 2012
I hope you are doing well
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33. SBKaren
11:43 PM GMT on October 28, 2012
Ahhh....I saw mention of you moving on FB, but by scrolling back I learned why. Heck moving closer to the beach is always hard, but someone has to do it (hope you notice the sarcasm in my voice!). Home is where the heart is, is what I always say. As long as you have Sammy and Triton and being closer to the grands is always better.....just be sure to take pictures like you did with this place! You are such a good decorator and you give me ideas!
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32. PeaceRiverBP
12:15 PM GMT on October 28, 2012
Thanks, Sandi! Just stopping in quickly to post my daily view before I pack up my computer! Thanks for thinking of me!
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31. sandiquiz
8:23 AM GMT on October 28, 2012
Wishing you good luck in your new home.
I hope things don't get too bad for you, although the doom-casters are not very hopeful for a turn out to sea rather than inland!

Take care :-)
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30. PeaceRiverBP
3:48 PM GMT on October 26, 2012
Janet; Thanks! I'm hoping that Sandy won't be too much of an issue, either. She should be coming through sometime after I'm already moved into my new place and that will just leave me cleaning up the old place during the storm. Hope she behaves herself when she is in your neck of the woods! Good luck!
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29. janetlee
7:15 PM GMT on October 25, 2012
Good luck with your move this week-end. One of my florida friends is doing the same thing. Hopefully Sandy will not be too much of a problem. It sounds as thought thye are really expecting to be be very very bad for NE areas.
btw-I love the coloring of todays photo.
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28. PeaceRiverBP
2:11 PM GMT on October 25, 2012
Sandi; So far so good for the weather... moving day is on Sunday, so I should get in before the storm arrives and then I can do my final cleaning while the weather is bad. I've been really lucky with weather conditions as I take small truck-loads of stuff over to the new place. The temperatures have been really mild and except for a few sprinkles and overcast days, it's been bright and sunny- thank goodness! Thanks for wishing me luck!
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27. sandiquiz
7:22 AM GMT on October 25, 2012
Hi Beth,

I do hope 'I' don't come and cause you problems for moving day!!

Bet you are busy doing last minute chores and packing, but it will soon all be over and you will be able to settle into your new home and get it how you want it!

Take care, and GOOD LUCK !

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26. PeaceRiverBP
4:55 PM GMT on October 23, 2012
A few more days left to enjoy my view.
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25. PeaceRiverBP
3:25 PM GMT on October 22, 2012
Good morning, Linda;

So far, so good! Yes, it is handy to have big, strong men around; I've always been sturdy and strong for my size- at just over 5 foot tall, I've had nick-names like "Mighty Mite" and "The Bionic Woman" (after the "Bionic Man" first came out, but before the actual "Bionic Woman" made her first appearance on TV- yes- I know, I'm dating myself!) but I'm getting older now and I'm ready to let the younger, bigger, stronger ones take over. Both my son-in-law and grandson are well over 6 foot and have amazed me with their feats of strength. This apartment has been rented furnished up until now and my 20 year old grandson carried all the furnishings downstairs BY HIMSELF so that it would be empty for me to move into. (Seems just yesterday that he was a little boy....) I'm really grateful to have these guys around!

Good luck getting everything completed before your departure in a few days and have a WONDERFUL trip!
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24. shoreacres
1:48 PM GMT on October 22, 2012
Morning, Beth,

I'm glad to hear all's going so well. Having those big, strong ones around is quite a convenience!

I'm finishing up breakfast while I type, then I'm off to vote, and then to work. Lots to do before I leave on Wednesday, even though I felt like I was on top of things yesterday. Now I realize I'm not, so much. Of course, I keep adding to the list, so there you are!

Have a great day. I hope the weather cooperates with you so you don't have to move in the rain. I've done that, and it's no fun!
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23. PeaceRiverBP
2:02 PM GMT on October 21, 2012
Sandi; Very often, that's the way it works here, too, but luckily, as I'll be renting from family, it's a lot less formal this time and I'm able to carry smaller things over myself before the actual move-in day next Sunday. And luckily, I'll have help from my Son-in-law and oldest grandson on Sunday to load and unload the heavy stuff, plus my SIL's big landscaping truck & trailer to put it all in! (My SIL also is a former professional mover, so he knows the best way to do things- and big & strong, too! I bought a small refrigerator yesterday- not a compact but not quite as tall as I am and he put it on his shoulder & carried it up the stairs for me! Wow!)

Yes, I will miss this place, but I know I'll soon be settled into my new digs and I'll be quite happy there.

Hope all is well with you!
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22. sandiquiz
6:59 AM GMT on October 21, 2012
It sounds as though you already have the keys to the new place, which lets you move in a little at a time.
Here we get the keys the day we move in, so on moving day we have to move out of one house and then into the new one, the same day! It makes it so hectic!

Hope the next few days go well.... I know you will miss the place, but your new place will soon feel like home:)

Good luck!
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21. PeaceRiverBP
1:17 AM GMT on October 21, 2012
Janet; Yes- so busy! I'm just getting home (9pm) from taking another load over the the new place and putting things away. One more week....

Hope you're having a nice weekend and thanks for dropping in! :-)
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20. janetlee
4:07 PM GMT on October 20, 2012
Was going to say Good morning but I see now I need to make that afternoon.

I imagine you are very very busy now. Just don't over do.

I've had a very busy morning and am calling it done for the day.
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19. PeaceRiverBP
4:26 PM GMT on October 16, 2012
Sandi; Thanks- I will miss it here, but I'm only moving a mile and a half away, and being near family and the ocean will be very nice. It will also be nice not to have the financial stresses of living in a place that takes every cent I earn just to keep the roof over my head. Other than I really like my Little-Apartment-on-the-Pond, this is about as painless as a move can get. :-)

You take care, too; hope all is well! {{{hugs}}}
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18. sandiquiz
8:16 AM GMT on October 16, 2012
Hi Beth,
I am sorry to hear you are having to move, but understand why..... may have to do the same one day.

But personally, I would love to be near the sea..... I miss it so much living here. And to be nearer to family, that's a good incentive.

Take care :-)

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17. PeaceRiverBP
3:04 PM GMT on October 15, 2012
Janet; Good morning! We had a rainy, gray, windy day yesterday, so until the sun peeked out just before sunset, there weren't many people around here enjoying the fall weather. Today, however, dawned bright, sunny & warm! Hooray!

Hope you enjoyed the BBQ! Thanks for stopping by!
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16. janetlee
5:13 PM GMT on October 14, 2012
Hope you are having a nice day up your way. I think people in this part of the country must be enjoying our beautiful sunny almost warm day. We had very few in Church this morning, maybe 30-35. I had to wind my way around downtown to get home. They have a mess down there what with that Mumfest going on.
I really shouldn't say almost warm day - it is a warm day! We will be bbqing again. Now it is so everytime we do we say 'this will pobably be our last one til the spring.' We are still of the charcoal, do not like gas people.Charcoal just does not burn good in winter.

We are watching that man doing his free fall from space. It takes you back to the first days of space travel.
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15. PeaceRiverBP
2:55 PM GMT on October 10, 2012
Linda; I am looking forward to lots of beach walking. I grew up walking distance from the beach and have lived in this particular neighborhood before, so I have walked these roads and beaches hundreds of times in years past. I can still walk the conservation area where Sammy & I hike every day; it's only a short drive to get there from my new abode. And there are lots of other woods, conservation area and a big state park near-by, too, if we want to branch-out.

I'll be sorry to miss the late-fall/early-winter daily views, too; but your Frost lines are so appropriate! Gotta move on.

I'm so glad to hear that you've got three new jobs! Hooray! What wonderful news!

Hope you have a good day, too. I have my usual work to do, boxes to pick up from the local liquor store so I can continue packing and I need to get another coat of varnish on the table I'm refinishing. I've also decided to put a coat of varnish on my oak chairs just to freshen them up. We're supposed to get into the 60's today- maybe our last warm day of the year - so I'd better apply all the varnish I can!

I also hope to meet up with Coopswife while she's in the area! Fingers are crossed that we can get together during her Cape Cod visit!
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14. shoreacres
12:12 PM GMT on October 10, 2012
Wonderful pics of your new view. I don't have to tell you that ocean and sky can be as changeable as the woods. Sometimes the changes are more subtle at times, but I'd certainly enjoy that beach walk as much as the leaf-peeping.

Are there good public places you and Sammy can go if you need a fix of woods-walking?

Moving's a hassle (even though it is one I enjoy), but it's great that you'll be closer to family. I'll miss your daily pics the rest of the year, but as the old poet said, "The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep"! Kind of gives new meaning to those lines of Frost!

Have a good day. Things have changed radically in my work life. In two days I got offered three jobs, and I took them all. Waste not, want not. I'd love to cut back on work a bit, but I'm no fool. In this economy, where so many people are cutting back on having their boats kept up, it's no time to be refusing work!
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13. PeaceRiverBP
11:01 PM GMT on October 07, 2012
Janet; Thanks so much! My new view won't be as scenic; the best window view I'll have will be over a big old apple tree, but I hope to eventually put in a pretty garden area near there.

The beach is Monomoy Sound, which is part of the Atlantic Ocean. If check out the South Chatham coast line, you can see that it's a crinkly shore sheltered by an outer beach to the east, which is what you see in the distance in some of the photos. And yes, it is cold in the winter- but that's okay. When I moved to Florida for 5 1/2 years, I came to love the state but found that I really missed the change of seasons. I appreciate them a lot more now. :-)
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12. janetlee
10:29 PM GMT on October 07, 2012
So sorry your are having to move on. We'll miss your view...maybe you can start anew with your view also.
It looks like a beautiful bay (?) to stroll. I'll bet its cold in winter. I hope you have a kitchen window :D
Good luck.
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11. PeaceRiverBP
8:18 PM GMT on October 07, 2012
Bug; Yup, I'm moving. I don't want to, I just can't afford to stay here any more. When my ex-husband and I took on this rental we had two incomes and this place is just too much for one person to carry. I'm moving to another above-garage apartment that's slightly smaller but much cheaper. It's nearer my daughters and grandkids, walking distance to beautiful ocean beaches and has an existing veggie garden that I can take over, so there's a lot to be said for it. But I will still miss this place.

This is where Sammy & I will be walking after we move:

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10. palmettobug53
6:43 PM GMT on October 07, 2012
What a lovely picture out the window!

You're moving? You're going to be hard pressed to find a place as cute inside and lovely outside, as your current flat.

Will there be woods for you and Sammy to walk?
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9. PeaceRiverBP
12:53 AM GMT on October 07, 2012
Janet; I love my kitchen view, too and I've been very lucky to have such a beautiful scene right outside my windows for the last three years. Sadly, I'm moving at the end of the month, so I lose my lovely view in a few weeks. :-( Enjoy these wonderful fall days and have a great weekend.

Numberwise; Thanks so much for your kind words! As I said to Janet (above), my daily photo series comes to an end at the end of this month, so I won't be able to post for the entire year of 2012 as I'd originally intended. I wish I could stay here indefinitely, but- alas- it's time to move on.
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8. NumberWise
7:42 PM GMT on October 06, 2012
Beth, I've enjoyed your daily photos. You have been very diligent and faithful about posting them! We see the change of seasons, of course, but it's also interesting to study the details in the varying conditions - time of day, degree of overcast, direction of sunlight, and even rain. You've done a great job!
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7. janetlee
6:50 PM GMT on October 06, 2012
I love your kitchen view. Sadly this house does not have a kitchen window. A first for me. I hate it! I probably get the dishes a little cleaner now that I have no view to distract me. This is my favorite time of year also. Max & I were swinging on the back porch earlier saying how we could put up with this at least 6 months of the year.

Happy Saturday
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6. PeaceRiverBP
12:41 PM GMT on October 04, 2012
Linda; Good morning! Our fall leaf color tends to be later than the mainland, too, because our fall/winter weather is warmer than what they are experiencing (and you're right, the ocean does often moderate our temperatures, but our spring season is colder than the mainland because we take longer to warm-up) but also, that 'view' is green because it's mostly oak and pine trees. The oaks always seem to be the last to turn color and. of course, the pines are green year round. This is the view from my kitchen window- much more fall-like.

Hope you have a great day and may no bugs, duck feathers or any other wind-blown debris end up in your wet varnish! (Been there, done that!) :-)
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