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Monday, May 6, 2013

Dust Storms and Tumbleweeds

Last week for three days I washed windows and blinds. I washed walls and dusted and cleaned and cleaned. We scrubbed floors and for one day every thing was clean.

Today it looks like this:


The pasture is even worse. Tumble weeds some of them six feet tall. It is against the law to burn tumbleweeds now. I have no idea how long it will take to move them, but hours. Dirt is every where. I will be cleaning all of this week just to get back where I was before.

It has been a long time since we had a dust storm like yesterday. We might get rain but I am not holding my breath.

I am feeling a lot like Eeyore today.

Bye for now,
~Kim~

18 comments:

  1. oh.my.goodness!!! see, that's why i don't do windows or bother to dust. ;)

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  2. Oh NO! I can't believe that! Well, think of it this way: You're getting your pre-wedding exercise. :)

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  3. Oh, no, Kim! What a disaster! Why is it against the law to burn tumbleweeds? My husband is good on cleaning out brush. Maybe I could send him to help you.:-) He will bring some of our rain along with him. Our area has more than 12 inches over our average for this point in the year. I am thinking about you, Kim. xo Nellie

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  4. We came from nice, cloudy and chilly beach to driving down 7th standard in dust so thick you couldn't see half a mile ahead. It was SO BAD. It wasn't as bad once we got into town, but it was still really windy! I was really surprised. I'm blaming you, since you did all that washing! :P

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  5. Ah, the old saying "one step forward two steps backward" seems to fit your situation perfectly. What do you do with the disposal of tumbleweeds, dig a large hole and bury them? I understand it is just to dangerous to burn them with such dry conditions. Just focus on the next next two weeks, once the wedding is over put those tired feet up, and enjoy a nice cup of tea and breathe a sign of relief...

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  6. Where are you & why is it illegal to burn tumbleweeds? What do you do with them or where do you put them then? Wow. I am so sorry you have to clean that up!

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  7. Oh my, those darn tumbleweeds......try to clean up and look what roll in.....Hope you feel better soon, Francine.

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  8. Wow! Maybe a taller fence? Sorry- I hope they blow on through.

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  9. I can't believe the size of the tumbleweeds. We don't have anything like that in my neighborhood. I'm not really sure what they are. Are they branches or grass? I hate that your windows got dusty again.

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  10. wow! they almost look unreal, like something from a movie.
    hugs I'm so sorry you are having to deal with all this.

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  11. Sorry for the mess...know that is discouraging. Love the old bed. I have almost the same bed in one of my spare bedrooms...it was MY grandparent's first bed when they married over 100 years ago!

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  12. Oh no! How draining is that? We worked all week-end doing some similar things. We're always fighting dirt and dust aren't we? sigh. It has rained ALL day here pretty much though. Did you get any? Enjoy your week Kim!

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  13. Kim ~
    Playing blog catch up here. I didn't realize I had gotten so far behind!
    Sorry about the tumbleweed mess. What a bummer after just having accomplished so much.
    Love the skunk in the henhouse story. You are so very lucky you are not wearing "eau de skunk".
    Hugs :)
    Lauren

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  14. How I wish I could send you some of my rain! It's cold, windy and rainy all week long here and no tumbleweeds.

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  15. Oh my...........hugs!!! I wish the cleaning service I am going to be working with was near you so we could hop over and help. I agree with you on Eeyore

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  16. Nooo! Not after you cleaned so much! Maybe the dirt will come off easy, since it hasn't been there long. I've been having an Eeyore day, too. No news is good news, but it's still depressing.

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  17. I am so sorry you had that happen. I hope this week is better for you.

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  18. I know you would never believe this, but I miss tumbleweeds. When I was a kid we would make elaborate forts out of them. There are none here, just pinecones.

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