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#1 tinner OFFLINE  

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Posted August 26, 2011 - 05:58 AM

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I live exactly 1/2 way between these two.

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Posted August 26, 2011 - 06:15 AM

I hope you folks get some relief soon. We are around 100 here yet, some days 97-98, some 100-101. Hang in there!

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Posted August 26, 2011 - 07:43 AM

Thanks Kenny, the main thing is the lack of rain. We normally get around 30 to 32 inches of rain per year. We're 18 inches behind last I checked. The area lakes are at historic lows and surface water temp. is 98 degrees. That's like taking a warm bath. I can live with the heat but we need the rain.

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Posted August 26, 2011 - 10:16 AM

Man is your Ding Dong is gonna be HOT! :bigrofl:

Seriously though, that is suffering heat. Be careful out there, or anyone with that abusive heat going on.

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Posted August 26, 2011 - 10:20 AM

I saw some areas of rain over west Texas last night. You didn't get any of that Tinnern?

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Posted August 26, 2011 - 11:02 AM

Boy, that is toasty! Heres hopeing you have a nice cool fall. That heat must be pretty oppressive!

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Posted August 26, 2011 - 11:25 AM

No, the last rain I got was 1 tenth of an inch in early May. Before that was 2 inches of snow in the first part of Feb. which is different for us and since the first of last Oct. that's it. I stay outside most of the day but wear my straw hat, keep hydrated and try to move things to the shade to work on them. Too hot in the shop so I hang out under the closest tree. Spent most of yesterday working on the wife's Tahoe. Dealer wanted $2105. to fix problems and I did it in about 8 hours and $580 worth of parts. Now she's a happy camper. I worked in the morning on one side of the tree and then moved it to the other side in the afternoon (it's not a very big tree).

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Posted August 26, 2011 - 02:56 PM

I'm glad the tree has held it's leaves for you after such a miserably dry year. I thought we were dry....but not by your standards!

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Posted August 26, 2011 - 09:01 PM

Yep, it's bad. Been feeding hay for three weeks now. Since there's no grass the farmers are bailing corn stalks and maze stubble and getting $65 to $75 a bail. They're saying you have to call ahead to the auction barn to take cows in because everyone's selling off. On the news this evening they said the Texas cattle herd is the lowest it's been in 25 years. Then they said to expect the cost of beef to go up. Guess it's like oil, if there isn't enough the price goes up, if there's a glut the price goes up. We'll live through it though. It always rains on the opening day of dove hunting season so hopefully this year will not be different so we should get a rain on the 1st. LOL




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