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I'm Back [Nov. 17th, 2015|10:33 am]
Wizard of Changes -- ©cdozo 2004 to 2015

Facebook and I are having a dispute about my account, so I've been back reading LJ and I've decided to start back posting here. It's been a while and the format here feels unfamilair and thus a bit uncomfortable, but here goes nothing...


So...My kid George graduated high school and is now in college in NYC. He's going to an art school and seems to be having fun. Here's a photo of him with me at his graduation ceremony last June:

G Graduation Photo by NBC -- IMG_8072

I'm still living in the house on the land. I've learned a lot. Sometimes I feel like I've done very little and other times I feel like I've done a lot -- it depends on the day. Today I don't feel like I've done very much. But I did repair my broken sash-weight window earlier this week. It's been stuck open for a year. The repair wasn't nearly as difficult as I thought it might be. The weight had tilted and jammed because it landed on a pile of crumbled up dried mud wasps nests. I freed the weight and replaced the broken rope on the other side of the same sash. Now the window works just fine. Here's a picture of the gap I opened to free up the weight and get the mud out. I couldn't pry the panel completely off without damaging the plaster, but since I didn't have to rehang the weight, that wasn't a problem.

Window Repair - mud wasp mud -- IMG_20151111_161617605

Here is a picture of the sash-weights behind the panel on the other side of the window. That's an old mud wasp nest at the top of the photo on the rope.

Window Repair - sashweights and ropes with mud -- IMG_20151111_155049042

This feels like the most boring post in the world, but it is what it is. Maybe a nature picture will help spice it up. Here's a picture of a tiny frog I found in a damp cardboard box outside the house last week.


Little Frog

Here's a picture of the Colorado River during the flood we had on October 30th. The river is about 8-10 feet up from where it normally is. The water is covering a riverbank path.

Colorado Colorado River Flood - October 30 2015

And here's a video of the storm. It rained like this for hours. My neighborhood ended up getting over 14 inches of rain.



I just realized that I should put this post behind a cut. Ugh. I hope they've made inserting a cut easier than it used to be.

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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2015-11-18 03:44 am (UTC)
I like having you back here, Carol. Not that it's my business where you post, but this is handier for me, and it just feels homier.

Love your tiny frog. I've never been able to catch any of our small ones--they don't look exactly like yours. They're more tan with an X on their backs.
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[User Picture]From: cdozo
2015-11-18 03:58 am (UTC)
I'm glad to be back too. But I do miss Facebook. LJ is better for longer entries. Facebook is like an ongoing party, there's always someone there to talk to. But even if I resolve my problem with FB, I'm going to try and post more here.

The frog was in a cardboard box that had been left out in the rain. The box was lying on its side in a sheltered spot by the house where there are plants and leaf clutter. As I picked it up, I turned it upright and then saw the frog inside. The box was too deep for it to jump out, so I took photos of it in the box. I took the picture in my post as I was letting it go.

This is a long-winded way of saying that you might try leaving boxes out in the rain and then tipping them upright to see what you caught.

Here's a picture of the frog in the box.

Little Frog with Ruler (cm) - IMG_20151102_143909719_HDR
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[User Picture]From: matildasmom
2015-11-22 06:09 am (UTC)
It's good to see you here. Why did you feel you should put things behind the cut?
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[User Picture]From: cdozo
2015-11-22 09:56 am (UTC)
Thanks.

I used a cut because the post is long and it has lots of pictures, so it takes up a lot of room. Some people like to skim down to specific posts on their Friends page and it can be annoying if they have to go by a long post. So if I write a long post, I put an intro ahead of the cut and then hide the rest behind a cut so I don't clutter up people's Friend's page.

Putting long posts behind cuts is standard practice in many LJ communities and even required by some. Once I learned to do it, I saw the logic, so I started doing it on all of my long posts.
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