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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 1 of 12 , Sep 7 9:08 PM
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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 2 of 12 , Sep 7 10:03 PM
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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 3 of 12 , Sep 8 5:06 AM
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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 4 of 12 , Sep 8 9:26 AM
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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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