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  • Brenda
    welcome to cali. this is one of the hotter summers. The LA area a few months back was in the 120 s in some areas and 110 in others. a record for us. (and it
    Message 1 of 12 , Sep 7, 2006
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      welcome to cali. this is one of the hotter summers. The LA area a few months back was in the 120's in some areas and 110 in others. a record for us. (and it was humid) it's not usually even that hot any other summer. so the early 90's is considered very good. (this summer at least) hopefully next summer will be a normal summer. (cooler!)

      the koi are cool. we have koi and they know when it's feeding time. and if you haven't feed them for the day they'll come up to the top when you walk up waiting for food doing that thing with their mouths that they do. :)

      as nice as the AC is....that can can be a huge bill....so fans are good to. :)

      though the good news is the winters aren't nearly as cold out here as it is in the east coast. don't know if you like the cold weather...I know I don't. (guess that makes me a true Californian or something)


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      From: lynn_flewelling
      To: Flewelling@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Thursday, September 07, 2006 2:59 PM
      Subject: [Flewelling] Officially settling in in California


      Took a while to get internet access up and running at the house, but we're back in the
      world again. We always feel one eye blind without it.

      The move in to the new house was far less traumatic than moving out of the old house. In
      part because we really like the new house, and also because we left so much sh*t by the
      curb. Still brought too much though. The garage is now Box-henge.

      Bosco celebrated his new home by sneaking out an open door and running away within
      half an hour of our arrival. Spent a very unhappy hour imagining live without him until the
      cell phone rang and a nice man several blocks away let me know he had him. Never let
      your pet out without a name tag with number!

      That crisis averted, we spent one last night in a hotel and met the movers very early the
      next day to drag everything in.

      My place of instant refuge from all the chaos is the little koi pond in the backyard. It has a
      waterfall at the back, lots of lily pads, red taro plants and other aquatic plants yet to be
      learned, and four shy koi who still think we're predators. Molly taking a couple of dips in
      their home probably didn't get us off on the right foot--or fin. But I found some koi food
      and have made it a goal to have them eating from my fingers by Christmas. According to a
      koi specialist's site, they need fruits and vegetables, too, and like watermelon. For those of
      you who need something unusual to drop into a conversation, koi have no teeth and no
      stomach.

      Rescued Zing and Oscar (our cats) from the pet spa they've been at for two weeks out
      here. They are already claiming the world as their own, esp. Zing.

      Delivery men just brought the fridge and dryer. We've hit town in the midst of a heat wave.
      The temperature read out inside the new fridge, fresh off the truck, is 98F. How did
      people live here before AC?? My eastern blood is going to need thinning.





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    • Paula Lieberman
      ... From: lynn_flewelling ... Koi get -big- in New England. There was a hunt for Moby Dick an extremely large koi, who had been
      Message 2 of 12 , Sep 7, 2006
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        From: "lynn_flewelling" <otterdance2@...>


        > My place of instant refuge from all the chaos is the little koi pond in
        > the backyard. It has a
        > waterfall at the back, lots of lily pads, red taro plants and other
        > aquatic plants yet to be
        > learned, and four shy koi who still think we're predators. Molly taking a
        > couple of dips in
        > their home probably didn't get us off on the right foot--or fin. But I
        > found some koi food
        > and have made it a goal to have them eating from my fingers by Christmas.
        > According to a
        > koi specialist's site, they need fruits and vegetables, too, and like
        > watermelon. For those of
        > you who need something unusual to drop into a conversation, koi have no
        > teeth and no
        > stomach.

        Koi get -big- in New England. There was a hunt for "Moby Dick" an extremely
        large koi, who had been infesting a Massachusetts pond. And one that held
        the world size record for a koi, was last seen swiimming around in the
        Neponset River. The picture of that koi looked like a huge carp that had
        swallowed a ten pin bowling ball.

        Best wishes settling in in your latest abode!
      • Sylvia Hörner
        Glad to see, you ve made it through the worst and most exhausting part of moving somewhere new. I guess, there s still much to do but at least you ve started
        Message 3 of 12 , Sep 7, 2006
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          Glad to see, you've made it through the worst and most exhausting part of moving somewhere new. I guess, there's still much to do but at least you've started being at home.
          Koi-Pond with a waterfall sounds great, but I really don't envy you for the Californian temperature. I almost feel like dying, when the thermometer scale rises above the 25 C mark.
          I guess, I'm an autumn- person.

          Anyway:
          Have a great time exploring your new territory and all the best wishes!

          Sylvia

          P.S. No STOMACH? How does one live without a stomach???

          lynn_flewelling <otterdance2@...> schrieb: Took a while to get internet access up and running at the house, but we're back in the
          world again. We always feel one eye blind without it.

          The move in to the new house was far less traumatic than moving out of the old house. In
          part because we really like the new house, and also because we left so much sh*t by the
          curb. Still brought too much though. The garage is now Box-henge.

          Bosco celebrated his new home by sneaking out an open door and running away within
          half an hour of our arrival. Spent a very unhappy hour imagining live without him until the
          cell phone rang and a nice man several blocks away let me know he had him. Never let
          your pet out without a name tag with number!

          That crisis averted, we spent one last night in a hotel and met the movers very early the
          next day to drag everything in.

          My place of instant refuge from all the chaos is the little koi pond in the backyard. It has a
          waterfall at the back, lots of lily pads, red taro plants and other aquatic plants yet to be
          learned, and four shy koi who still think we're predators. Molly taking a couple of dips in
          their home probably didn't get us off on the right foot--or fin. But I found some koi food
          and have made it a goal to have them eating from my fingers by Christmas. According to a
          koi specialist's site, they need fruits and vegetables, too, and like watermelon. For those of
          you who need something unusual to drop into a conversation, koi have no teeth and no
          stomach.

          Rescued Zing and Oscar (our cats) from the pet spa they've been at for two weeks out
          here. They are already claiming the world as their own, esp. Zing.

          Delivery men just brought the fridge and dryer. We've hit town in the midst of a heat wave.
          The temperature read out inside the new fridge, fresh off the truck, is 98F. How did
          people live here before AC?? My eastern blood is going to need thinning.






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        • i_like_toads_a_lot
          Dear Lynn, I wish you all the best for your new home! I hope you ll have a lovely time there, nice neighbours, make a lot of good new friends and find a lot of
          Message 4 of 12 , Sep 8, 2006
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            Dear Lynn,

            I wish you all the best for your new home! I hope you'll have a lovely
            time there, nice neighbours, make a lot of good new friends and find a
            lot of nature and inspiration!

            Charlotte



            --- In Flewelling@yahoogroups.com, "lynn_flewelling" <otterdance2@...>
            wrote:
            >
            > Took a while to get internet access up and running at the house, but
            we're back in the
            > world again. We always feel one eye blind without it.
            >
            > The move in to the new house was far less traumatic than moving out
            of the old house. In
            > part because we really like the new house, and also because we left
            so much sh*t by the
            > curb. Still brought too much though. The garage is now Box-henge.
            >
            > Bosco celebrated his new home by sneaking out an open door and
            running away within
            > half an hour of our arrival. Spent a very unhappy hour imagining
            live without him until the
            > cell phone rang and a nice man several blocks away let me know he
            had him. Never let
            > your pet out without a name tag with number!
            >
            > That crisis averted, we spent one last night in a hotel and met the
            movers very early the
            > next day to drag everything in.
            >
            > My place of instant refuge from all the chaos is the little koi pond
            in the backyard. It has a
            > waterfall at the back, lots of lily pads, red taro plants and other
            aquatic plants yet to be
            > learned, and four shy koi who still think we're predators. Molly
            taking a couple of dips in
            > their home probably didn't get us off on the right foot--or fin. But
            I found some koi food
            > and have made it a goal to have them eating from my fingers by
            Christmas. According to a
            > koi specialist's site, they need fruits and vegetables, too, and
            like watermelon. For those of
            > you who need something unusual to drop into a conversation, koi have
            no teeth and no
            > stomach.
            >
            > Rescued Zing and Oscar (our cats) from the pet spa they've been at
            for two weeks out
            > here. They are already claiming the world as their own, esp. Zing.
            >
            > Delivery men just brought the fridge and dryer. We've hit town in
            the midst of a heat wave.
            > The temperature read out inside the new fridge, fresh off the truck,
            is 98F. How did
            > people live here before AC?? My eastern blood is going to need
            thinning.
            >
          • jenna@starry-night.com
            Welcome to the west coast from a fellow east-to-west transplant, Lynn! I hope you like it here. ... I know what you mean. When I moved from New York to the
            Message 5 of 12 , Sep 8, 2006
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              Welcome to the west coast from a fellow east-to-west transplant, Lynn! I
              hope you like it here.

              > Lucky you with air conditioning. They assume we don't need it here in
              > Washington, so for the summer days that were in the 90s I was dying!

              I know what you mean. When I moved from New York to the Seattle area last
              year, I was amazed at how few people around here have air conditioning;
              even some businesses don't have it. I'm getting used to it now, but I
              guess I took it for granted for a long time. :D

              -Jenna


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