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The Kin is focused on friendship and sharing and involves exchanges, discussions and games, as well as other fun activities! We are not limited to elderly women who can't fully channel.
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  2. Congratulations to him! 60s is only cold here in the fall, when it's no longer summer and 90-110. 😉 In the spring it's warm. The historical fiction/history books are on the built-ins that came with the house. We are building more shelving this weekend to hold the rest of the collection: my professional books, old textbooks, modern literature, mystery novels, Manga and Comics, and all of my children's and YA novels (I still have books I was given as a child and while I don't mind loaning them out, I just love them too much to let them go).
  3. My youngest son, at age 23, has been hired as a full time Fire Lt. It’s believed he’s the youngest Lt. in California. He was working for EMS and had planned to move in with friends. He did and I had dinner at his house on Wed!
  4. Low 60’s is cold!!! I love your library! What other sections are you going to have? I think it’s a great idea to be prepared. I’ve heard of go-bags and I’m thinking of getting one together. We usually have gallons of drinking water. We have a dehydrator and are making jerky. We usually eat it too fast!
  5. Yes, we were definitely impacted here in Texas. As you said, Lady, we're not prepared for temperatures this cold for this long. Perhaps you've seen in the news all the finger-pointing that's been going on, as one group or another tries to fix the blame on someone else. I had rolling blackouts for four days. We'd get power for fifteen minutes or so, then no power for twenty to thirty minutes at a time. I work from home, so I got work done in short spurts. Our kitchen pipes froze, and we didn't have hot water, but we had cold running water in our bathrooms. We have a gas stove, so my
  6. Well, in good news, everything finally melted (we got above Freezing starting last Friday), and now we're expecting it to be in the 70s and Sunny today! Took a nice long walk with my son yesterday afternoon in the lovely low-60s weather. It felt so warm after all the 0 to -14 we had during the storms. Hopefully things can dry out a bit now. We also managed to get through with our power and water intact and no pipes broken on our property. Thought I would share with you our latest 'getting moved into the new house' project. The first set of library shelves! Naturally this is the sc
  7. We are unaffected here in California. James is effected pretty severely. Hope he checks in here too.
  8. Glad to hear someone isn't dealing with this mess! Southern Arizona sounds lovely right now.
  9. I hope everyone stays safe. We're unaffected here in southern Arizona.
  10. Thought I would check in since I don't know how many of us are affected by the crazy weather (but it's most of the country so I assume a few of us 😉 Soo... how is everyone? So far we've gotten about 10 inches of snow over both storms (no ice thankfully), and other than one planned rolling blackout (OK and TX do NOT have infrastructure designed for multiple days of sub-zero, and nothing is built for it because this is not weather that normally shows up down here) to keep the grid from having major 'real' outtages, we've had power and water remain on at our house so far. Though the city has
  11. (Taking this from a 'which would I rather deal with' perspective 😉 Cause ugh!) - White Cloaks Blacksmith or Tavern Keeper?
  12. Thanks! I hope it will turn out as well on paper as it's forming up in my head, though I expect it will take quite a while to complete. Especially since we are still unpacking from the move (and doing many house projects. More bookshelves getting painted and put up this weekend in the library!).
  13. That sounds like a wonderful way to remember them!
  14. Moiraine Paden Fain or White Cloaks?
  15. Thank you, Lily! As you might recall, this past year (May, and November) we lost two other cats in-house (due to the medical issues that come with advanced old age), our pair of 18 year old sisters (their brother who lives with a friend and we raised also passed). I was not prepared to lose another furry family member anytime soon. I am now planning an ambitious art project in honor of all of our pets who are gone on. There is a series of panels above our kitchen on a wall that scream 'divided canvas' and are about the perfect size for a long illuminated mural (Being about a foot wide, a
  16. It's so hard to lose a beloved pet suddenly and so young! My heart goes out to you.
  17. Surviving! It's been a very up-and-down kind of month. My friend's wedding that I helped with was wonderful. In the middle of all that though I had an infection in my face that abscessed (doesn't appear to be tooth related, just random and unpleasant), so I spent two weeks on antibiotics about a month ago. My face finally 'feels' mostly normal again. Though the abnormally high (and low) shifts in barometric pressure we've been getting the past few weeks have not helped with that (since my sinuses and teeth are both sensitive to barometric pressure changes, especially dramatic ones). And
  18. How is everyone doing? It was freezing here last night. I’ve been reading a lot plus cleaning and trying to get organized. We are supposed to get lots of rain starting tomorrow which is a good thing.
  19. Always Tuon Cenn Buie or Abell Cauthon?
  20. Thom's Harp Mat's Horses or Perrin's Horses? 🙂
  21. We did ours over two days and that really wasn’t long enough.
  22. Mmmm, I love clam chowder! I don't think I could physically 'do' all of the baking in one evening. Not given all the baking we did. 😉 Also the sheer number of loads of dishes involved just take a little time between batches. But I do love a good baking binge! Between now and New Years I'm making a wedding cake for my best friend, so there will be more baking on Monday!
  23. I want to come over! I was baking with my friend. Her family has a tradition of making clam chowder for Christmas Eve plus all of the baking!

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