I just love the summer rain !!

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I just love the summer rain !!
« on: 04/07/2006 16:00:38 »
The heavens just opened...big time !!

Does anyone else love the summer rain too !!

I just went out into the garden and enjoyed the splish splash....and now the kids have turned up from school all wet too [:D]

..But I have to say..I'm a lover of rain

These are two photos I literally took just ten minutes ago.





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« Reply #1 on: 04/07/2006 16:22:48 »
I heard this was already happening up north yesterday (which is why it surprised me that it was coming in from the south-easterly direction).

After the intense heat of the last few days, it is quite a relief (although we could do with a little more, as it is still quite warm and muggy).

Only real problem is that I had a few micro power cuts while it was happening.  Luckily my computers are all on UPS, but I forgot the my ADSL modem is not, so I lost the broadband connection, and it too a while before it would settle down again.



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« Reply #2 on: 04/07/2006 16:39:29 »
Gosh...I was in luck then george as I don't have a UPS or surge protector and thunder and lightning was happening all around...plus..I didn't lose my adsl either.

I guess I should get one though...I know you can pick them up from B & Q and Argos for relatively good prices but are the affordable ones any good at all ?

Bah Humbug...the sun is out again !!

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« Reply #3 on: 04/07/2006 16:53:06 »
UPS's have come down in price a lot, and they can be had for around 30 to 40.

What you have to be sure is not to demand too much of them.

Firstly, these cheap UPS's will only support your system for about 20 minutes without power (depends upon how much power your system draws).  Since I have only once in the last 10 years had a power cut that exceeded that time, and most power cuts are only for a few seconds, then this is not really a limitation I am concerned about.

You should not run printers through a cheap UPS because their power demands can be too erratic.

The cheap UPS's can supply 350VA or 500VA this is enough to run a couple of PC's (depending upon how powerful your PC's are), and a few network devices, but no more.  They are really only designed to run a single PC, and have a little slack on top.

Within these constraints, I have had no problems with them at all.  I started using them when I managed to lose a HDD after a momentary power cut, and since then have often been thankful that the UPS's were there when I had further mini power cuts.



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Re: I just love the summer rain !!
« Reply #4 on: 04/07/2006 17:38:08 »
I do not like the rain. I get rather gimpy when it rains and am sedintary.

Besides, aren't you Brits always having rain? Does the sun shine there at all?[:)]


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« Reply #5 on: 04/07/2006 18:16:43 »
quote:
Originally posted by JimBob

I do not like the rain. I get rather gimpy when it rains and am sedintary.

Besides, aren't you Brits always having rain? Does the sun shine there at all?[:)]


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I tell you Jimmy Boy...based on the heat of the last few days (late 20's early 30's C) I wish it did rain more....I just can't handle this heat....21C is just right for me !!...sorry Fahrenheit lovers..I don't do Fahrenheit.....work it out yourself !! *uh oh...heat is making me bad tempered* [:(]

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« Reply #6 on: 04/07/2006 19:10:05 »
Gadzooks! 21 C is in about 73 degrees F. To me here in Texas that is nearly cool - 50's (F) is cool. You should try temps of 100 (37-38C) we have here. I have seen temps here as high as 45C - They happen at least once a year for many consecutive days. That is when you really do not want to go outside. But as a child I grew up acclimated to those temps, before household air conditioning was very common. Your spoiled. How did  the Empire ever function?

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« Reply #7 on: 04/07/2006 19:18:15 »
Today, here in Florida it's 92 degrees F, and it's only going to get hotter in the coming weeks.  Oh how I would love it to be 21C.

I love summer rain too, as long as it's not accompanied by a hurricane.  

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« Reply #8 on: 04/07/2006 19:18:48 »
37-38C....even 45C !![8D][8D][8D]

That's it I am not moving to Texas..[:(]

so much for Mad Dogs and Englishmmen....eh ?..

I'm a complete wuss when it comes to heat !!![:)]

You Sir....must be covered in Teflon !!! [:D]



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Re: I just love the summer rain !!
« Reply #9 on: 04/07/2006 20:26:00 »
quote:
Originally posted by JimBob

I do not like the rain. I get rather gimpy when it rains and am sedintary.

Besides, aren't you Brits always having rain? Does the sun shine there at all?[:)]


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Hi jumbob It dosent rain that much here in the SE of england anymore and  most of us are under drought orders. Snows another thing which we see very rarely these days and when we do get it its melted within an hour or two. . I also heard that the uk is now supposed to be the tornado capital of the world , they may not be big and bad like the ones in the USA but the number of small ones which we have is supposed to outnumber those every other country in the world, i find it hard to believe though.

Neil remember your flood last year.:)

Humidity is a big factor on how hot it feels, last year in turkey during my holiday it was 45 degress but due to the low humidity levels  it felt on par with 30 in the uk.  When i came home it was 28 but was harder to handle than the 45 in turkey.

My friend from cuba says its so humid their that at 30 degree you cant do anything with out floods of sweat soaking through your clothes, he thinks the climate in the uk is the best he has ever experienced. But me i like the turkish heat as you can still do things, even at 45 degrees you dont break out into a heavy sweat.

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« Reply #10 on: 04/07/2006 20:40:37 »
Wow I did not know that about tornados there! With all the very old archetecture I would have thought The elements there such as tornados would be very mild as everything seems to stay in tact there!

   As for our weather it is 12:44 PM and it is a cool 55 degrees no sun just over cast!

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Re: I just love the summer rain !!
« Reply #11 on: 05/07/2006 01:07:12 »
Neil you won't move for me?? lol  Just kidding...I am here in lovely Texas and along with Jim Bob...we have some serious heat along with humidity!  Tornados are fun here too...but having rain at this time of the year is a rarity for us...as for me...I LOVE THE RAIN!!!  Except in the winter!  Yes, your temps for us would be cool for us...we will take 20-30C...  Jimbob...where at in Texas are you?

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« Reply #12 on: 05/07/2006 07:47:36 »
Neil Has the rain continued or was the sun out for the duration of the day. I do like light rains in the summer. But I love a rip roaring storm and a nice warm fire and some hot cocoa and a nice friend or a good book to talk to or read! Maybe a game of chess, checkers or scrabble.
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« Reply #13 on: 05/07/2006 13:06:04 »
quote:
Originally posted by Karen W.

Neil Has the rain continued or was the sun out for the duration of the day. I do like light rains in the summer. But I love a rip roaring storm and a nice warm fire and some hot cocoa and a nice friend or a good book to talk to or read! Maybe a game of chess, checkers or scrabble.



It only lasted about 15 minutes [:(]

More is expected today [:)]

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« Reply #14 on: 05/07/2006 13:34:51 »
Hummm, It is 5:37 AM and it is drizzling pretty good here. Just took hubby to work and decided to check back in. Have a good day and enjoy your rain.

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« Reply #15 on: 06/07/2006 04:51:08 »
Interesting...we are having rain all week..hehe  Texas??  I can't be here I must be there?  LOL

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« Reply #16 on: 06/07/2006 11:34:07 »
Its cold here in the wee hours of the morning as the fog is still here. I can build a fire, but I don't have any motivation, a friend or a good book! What to do?.....Karen

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« Reply #17 on: 06/07/2006 12:13:05 »
12/05/06 outside my house


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« Reply #18 on: 06/07/2006 12:54:18 »
Hey Karen, it was funny at work yesterday as the clouds started creeping in...everyone was telling me, hey, Loretta here is your beautiful weather...(they don't like thunderstorms..hehe) The new guy thought I was weird...I told him if he was not kind mother nature would zap him in the .... I had to take a golfcart and run to the other property and sure enjoyed the weather aas it was changing...I am so excited for the day as I know we will have more storms!

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« Reply #19 on: 06/07/2006 14:04:16 »
Sounds as if Mother Nature is fixing to put throw a wrench into the summer fun! Those are ok as long as it doesn't drone on endlessly for days, as I like to be comfortably warm!

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« Reply #20 on: 06/07/2006 17:26:02 »
quote:
Originally posted by Hadrian

12/05/06 outside my house


What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.




Hadrian....Oh My !!..that is some downpour..

Without attempting to trounce your light drizzle [:D][:D]

I just have to repost my piccys from last September !!


quote:
Originally posted by neilep

Instant River Outside My House !





This is what happens when I finally cleared my loo blockage

When I came home earlier today this is what I found !..I had the
kids in the car with me and I of course just had to drive through it
[:D][:D]....I didn't need to but I wanted to.....Yea !! [:D]....my
neighbours were standing on the opposite side and were worried that
 it was going to reach their house....when I drove through it I made
a really big splash and soaked their driveway [:D][:D]....it was
embarassing because I had to turn around and go through it again to
get back to my house !!![:D][:D][:D]......for some reason they
weren't in their driveway when I came back !!!


SOURCE: ME !





CAT SAYS  " YOU WILL NOT USE ME TO SPONGE UP RIVER "




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« Reply #21 on: 06/07/2006 17:47:41 »
Very BEAUTIFUL CAT! NEIL!

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« Reply #22 on: 06/07/2006 18:08:55 »
Hee hee !!..it is soooooooooo cute isn't it ?

Glad you like [:)]

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« Reply #23 on: 07/07/2006 05:21:37 »
He or she has a nice round face! Beautiful blue eyes and looks scared out of his wits!

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« Reply #24 on: 07/07/2006 05:35:56 »
Mad we did not receive the rain...but the atmospheric pressure was very odd today...one minute humidity nearly killed us...next it was a bit breezy and cool...???  Weird weather...Missed this rain and hope it rains the rest of the weak...warm is good, but Texas weather is not warm, but always 10 months of serious heat...40c or more..ick!

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« Reply #25 on: 07/07/2006 05:37:14 »
cute cat...wish my cat was cute..but not!  He snuck outside and likes to go to my door and meow loudly...no one elses!  Cat has figured out I am up all night or a light sleeper...kick the kitty!  just kidding!

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« Reply #26 on: 07/07/2006 14:12:40 »
quote:
Originally posted by neilep

quote:
Originally posted by Hadrian

12/05/06 outside my house


What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.




Hadrian....Oh My !!..that is some downpour..

Without attempting to trounce your light drizzle [:D][:D]

I just have to repost my piccys from last September !!


quote:
Originally posted by neilep

Instant River Outside My House !





This is what happens when I finally cleared my loo blockage

When I came home earlier today this is what I found !..I had the
kids in the car with me and I of course just had to drive through it
[:D][:D]....I didn't need to but I wanted to.....Yea !! [:D]....my
neighbours were standing on the opposite side and were worried that
 it was going to reach their house....when I drove through it I made
a really big splash and soaked their driveway [:D][:D]....it was
embarassing because I had to turn around and go through it again to
get back to my house !!![:D][:D][:D]......for some reason they
weren't in their driveway when I came back !!!


SOURCE: ME !





CAT SAYS  " YOU WILL NOT USE ME TO SPONGE UP RIVER "




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  Wow NEIL, That is alot of rain. Quite a picture my friend! Sounds likke your neighbors know you well Sir.....Karen

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« Reply #27 on: 08/07/2006 03:22:31 »



[:D]

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« Reply #28 on: 08/07/2006 03:23:15 »
Damn i forgot the cat.

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« Reply #29 on: 08/07/2006 03:58:26 »
Michael......

That is awesome !!

I will use that as a dektop piccy...the kids will love it..

You are THE MAN !!

I really luff it.....

Nice one geeza !!!

Cheers Buddy !!

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« Reply #30 on: 08/07/2006 04:10:00 »
AHHHHH! All of Neil's little critter friends! How cool is that Michael! Awesome job! Yeah You did forget the cat Though!....Karen

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« Reply #31 on: 08/07/2006 04:14:49 »
quote:
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AHHHHH! All of Neil's little critter friends! How cool is that Michael! Awesome job! Yeah You did forget the cat Though!....Karen



Perhaps the shark ate it !![:(]

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« Reply #32 on: 08/07/2006 04:32:33 »
quote:
Originally posted by neilep

quote:
Originally posted by Karen W.

AHHHHH! All of Neil's little critter friends! How cool is that Michael! Awesome job! Yeah You did forget the cat Though!....Karen



Perhaps the shark ate it !![:(]

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Cat, the other white meat?[:D][:0][:D]

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« Reply #33 on: 08/07/2006 13:25:08 »
Pretty awesome pic Michael!  Neil and his little seaworld...I know the neighbors must be fed up with all of these creatures.

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« Reply #34 on: 08/07/2006 13:32:25 »
AWE...... Poor kitty! Poor Neil, he must be devastated! I hope they have done something with that rotton old shark! You guys be careful if your out boating on Neil's block, OHHHH..... you might get eaten by a shark!.....Karen

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« Reply #35 on: 08/07/2006 14:31:13 »
whack him with an oar and row quickly!

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« Reply #36 on: 08/07/2006 16:31:48 »
You know what I would like..

for us all to jump in and splash each other frolicking about....after giving the shark a happy-pill of course !!
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« Reply #37 on: 08/07/2006 20:44:18 »
It might be wise given the naturre of a hungry shark![:D] Better yet Neil, we will watch whilst you wrestle the whittle shark for us, proving once again you are Our Hero![;)] Frolicking in the water might be fun given the whittle shark has been decommissioned [:p]Hehehe.....  Neil I wuvs your orange font, glad to see it back..... [8D] Karen
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« Reply #38 on: 09/07/2006 17:39:22 »
I think you should wrestle him Neil and after you have him down...tie him up and hang him from a tree as it would be your trophy and detour any burglars.

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« Reply #39 on: 09/07/2006 18:05:17 »
Yeah Neil, That sounds good and don't forget Michael Has  a big torque wrench! He might could help you!....Karen

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« Reply #40 on: 10/07/2006 15:20:56 »
Hey Neil, I enjoyed a summer rain the other night myself and it was truly refreshing! Its amazing how refreshed one feels after a rain like that. Everthing feels fresh and it seems to really heighten your sense of smell and it is rather exhilerating to go out in it and just enjoy it as it falls upon your face!umm very nice! About how many inches of water do you think fell on that september day in your drive? It looks pretty high!....Karen

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« Reply #41 on: 10/07/2006 21:29:03 »
Well it was raining so hard that when I look out the window this is what was looking back at me!

(Anyone like to guess what it is)






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Re: I just love the summer rain !!
« Reply #42 on: 11/07/2006 01:39:56 »
What a loch ness monster?  LOL

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Re: I just love the summer rain !!
« Reply #43 on: 11/07/2006 11:49:03 »
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What a loch ness monster?  LOL



Sorry but it ate that on the way over to my place   LOL

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Re: I just love the summer rain !!
« Reply #44 on: 11/07/2006 12:25:13 »
i would like to say whale...but it doesn't look right...maybe neil's missing kitty and it has been stripped of its fur

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Re: I just love the summer rain !!
« Reply #45 on: 11/07/2006 13:38:39 »
That would be catastrophic or perhaps kitastrophic

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Re: I just love the summer rain !!
« Reply #46 on: 11/07/2006 14:31:41 »
Police and firemen attended to more than 1,000 emergencies, and several open air events, including a concert to celebrate South Africa's hosting of the football World Cup 2010, were cancelled as rain and thunder lashed the city late Friday.

Meteorologists said Berlin had more than half its average monthly rainfall for July in just a few minutes.

Traffic was severely disrupted by the downpour and pedestrians found themselves up to their ankles in rain, while hundreds of cellars, underground garages and cars were flooded.

About 800 police and firemen were sent out to remove about 50 uprooted trees.

The Italian football team, which is playing France in the World Cup final in Berlin on Sunday, delayed their move to the capital from their tournament base in Duisberg because the pitch in the capital was deemed too wet for a practice session.

The weather services forecast lighter storms over Berlin for the rest of the weekend.


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Re: I just love the summer rain !!
« Reply #47 on: 14/07/2006 17:10:30 »
Looks like the eye and partial face of an egyption mummy or something with that old dried skin, Peeking through a window frame, then I thought it was a scene from Godzilla or Jurrasic park or something!  Now I look again and it looks like and old car headlight that is broken out with a strange gaurd over it! Who knows, my brain could see just about anything you know!......even with my eyes closed......Karen
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« Reply #48 on: 14/07/2006 19:37:38 »
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Well it was raining so hard that when I look out the window this is what was looking back at me!

(Anyone like to guess what it is)








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Actually, this is me pants down, bending over , stepping backwards to look through the window !!...Yes...it really is !!

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Re: I just love the summer rain !!
« Reply #49 on: 14/07/2006 19:41:45 »
LOL  You are something else Neil!  You make me laugh so much!!!

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