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asiliveandbreathe

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Gender: Female
Hometown: Massachusetts
Home country: USA
Current location: Arizona
Member since: Thu May 22, 2014, 08:01 PM
Number of posts: 6,584

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Loved the rain..but at about 5:10pm..I got a text from my son 65 miles West..

"batten down the hatches"..I looked out was enjoying looking at the rain..and all of a sudden..I saw wind swept rain coming in from the WNW..across the 1st fairway..I honestly thought the windows on the north side were going to break..all is well here, but our neighbors 2 doors up lost their roof..

When all was said and done, we tooled around our neighborhood..OMG..roof.. 1/2 a house on the street (56th)..patio roof and patio damage to many neighbors homes....seems whatever it was tore through, smashing and crashing..even some of our beautiful very old pines..down..Falcon Field just to our west..planes suffered major damage..

Channel 3 and hovering copters for the news.. this huge pine..right out back on the course..






Stay safe all..monsoon is here!!! NO, I am not complaining..everyone is okay, and we needed the rain..update..just how the Washington Palms stay upright is beyond me..
Posted by asiliveandbreathe | Fri Jul 16, 2021, 04:41 PM (2 replies)

WHAT?. LOL...oh, okay...I liken crazy to aggressively defensive...my office was 50 miles

From home,always..whether it was Brockton, Cambridge, Hyannis (90 miles), or Prov. RI...120,000 miles in 6 months one year...two foot driver, oh, the horror,..made 1 run to RI in 35minutes....all those years 78 to 94...for me, kinda hard to NOT be a good drver..no accidents, jjust 1 ticket coming off the cape..

Funny story..the trap cop had so many pulled over by the time he waved me over, he then waved me on...I thought it was my car and good looks...nope, Saturday morning, knock knock, local cop..hands me a ticket for Over speeding..I asked local (small town) cop..what is over speeding?...don't remember how fast clocked...I knew local cop, he was great keeping teens out of trouble...

Cut chops on 495, 95, Mass Pike....must have been training for driving in AZ....bad bad bad...I still love driving, still two footed, only difference now..I wear a seat belt....
Posted by asiliveandbreathe | Sun Jul 11, 2021, 02:38 PM (1 replies)

A Smorgasbord of Boston Sports...right now..all at the same time..

Bruins vs Wash
Celtics vs Miami
Red Sox vs Oakland...

Oh whatever is a gal to do..

Posted by asiliveandbreathe | Tue May 11, 2021, 08:42 PM (8 replies)

The Stench of Voter Suppression is All Over Arizona

During the Obama 2012 election, we had a great voter registration effort..which also added many voters to the Permanent Early Voter List (PEVL)..I guess the republicans don't like it...people voting that is..the PEVL is very popular...

May 11, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Gov. Doug Ducey (R) signed SB 1485 into law on Tuesday afternoon. The voter suppression bill, passed by the State Senate only an hour before the governor signed it, significantly revises the state’s Permanent Early Voting List (PEVL). A hugely popular provision in Arizona, the PEVL allows eligible voters to sign up to receive a mail ballot permanently. As of Tuesday, 2,047,365 voters are on the list.


https://www.democracydocket.com/2021/05/arizona-governor-signs-early-voter-purge-bill-into-law/

Posted by asiliveandbreathe | Tue May 11, 2021, 05:55 PM (5 replies)

So, this is America

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Posted by asiliveandbreathe | Fri Mar 12, 2021, 12:24 PM (0 replies)

OH, how could I forget our lovely Hummingbirds..I have two feeders..

for heavens sake, OH, and Quail..sometimes when I count 7 babies scooting across the fairway..and then a couple weeks later I only count 2 or 3 babies..but every year..a new hatching..

I do have a woodpecker, red head, mottled white and gray feathers, he likes to guard the Humming Bird feeders..chasing away smaller birds, not sure what they are..but, boy is he noisy..I bet that woodpecker is the same one that likes to wake us up early in morning rat-a-tat on our satelite dish..of course it is on the roof over the bedroom..OH, and then the beautiful black Mockingbirds..noisy noisy noisy..

Ya' know what, I am so grateful for these lovely discussions..sure is a nice feeling - almost like that movie that starts out black and white, then morphs to color..not so naive to think we are out of the woods, and we don't have major societal problems to solve..but we have decent people who want to help solve those problems..

Wish you well..
Posted by asiliveandbreathe | Sun Mar 7, 2021, 07:37 PM (1 replies)

COVID-19 Vaccine Locations Maricopa County AZ

https://www.maricopa.gov/5659/COVID-19-Vaccine-Locations

Hubby and I received our first vaccine last Wednesday...at the AZ state fairgrounds location..fatigue, some achy..but great today..

Be well ALL...
Posted by asiliveandbreathe | Sat Mar 6, 2021, 12:01 PM (7 replies)

Just Sit Down Clown Cruz, Kennedy, Lee, And other Racists..

You expose your racism over, and over - with your amendments - blatant, in your face, racism own the libs BS..journalists need to stay on the racism..systematic racism..every word, they spew their racism venom and it is disgusting.

I guess I reached my limit..need to shut down this vote-a-rama..some soft jazz right about now..
Posted by asiliveandbreathe | Sat Mar 6, 2021, 11:37 AM (0 replies)

Well, I Declare, Makes a Difference when Public Watching..

Arizona State Senator Gowan has decided to "pull" bill to change AZ constitution, affording AZ Legislators to override voters choice for President...

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/sen-david-gowan-s-plan-to-seize-your-presidential-vote-dies-that-s-a-darn-shame/ar-BB1e14HG?ocid=msedgntp

He’s relying on a provision of the U.S. Constitution that gives state legislatures the authority to decide the manner in which presidential electors are chosen. In fact, the Arizona Legislature decided that manner in 1956 when they passed a law declaring that the winner of the popular vote would get Arizona’s electors.


As for Gowan’s bill, it’s dead for now, but remember that no bad idea is really dead and gone until our leaders turn out the lights at the Capitol and call it a year.

I actually hope it'll come back to life. It seems to me entirely appropriate that we know where our leaders stand when it comes to respecting the will of the little people.
Posted by asiliveandbreathe | Thu Feb 25, 2021, 04:18 PM (11 replies)

Texas energy crisis and AZ gas customers

I checked to see if this story had posted at DU..this awful time in Texas does have far reaching consequences. I am so sorry for the Texans suffering..


Natural gas users in the city are asked to help conserve supply by turning off indoor and outdoor fireplaces and fire pits as well as pool and spa heaters; reduce the time taken for showers; turn down the temperature thermostat, minizine the use of gas-fueled outdoor lighting and shorten the number of time doors are opened and closed
.

https://ktar.com/story/4055238/mesa-asks-gas-customers-to-reduce-usage-due-to-texas-energy-crisis/

https://www.mesaaz.gov/residents/energy/2021-gas-energy-faq

https://www.azcentral.com/story/money/business/energy/2021/02/18/arizona-gas-utilities-ask-customers-conserve-amid-texas-energy-crisis/4495617001/

Mesa couldn't estimate how much the price spikes would affect customers but said that because its suppliers in Texas couldn't meet their contracts this week, the city was forced to buy from the spot market at prices "7,000%" of the normal rate.
Posted by asiliveandbreathe | Sat Feb 20, 2021, 03:18 PM (2 replies)
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