In reply to Lindybird:
Lindybird: Here they're giving booster and flu jabs together, but my niece in the UK says she's been told to wait two weeks in between..... Interesting about the switching between the vaccines - it seems to be up for discussion even between the 'experts.' Here, we're getting the Pfizer booster and the Food & Drug Administration is meeting today I think re the Moderna booster. Meanwhile, hope they can pin down and sort your health issues.. I'm sure your doc must've checked your ears for those crystal bits that get stuck in the canals..... Have a good few days away...
Diane: Yes, fire started Monday afternoon at 2 p.m. waaay up in the hills that run between the coast and the Santa Ynez Valley. I get 'vegetation fire' alerts and locations on my phone on the Pulsepoint App. By that evening, it had run all the way down to the coast and jumped Highway 101 and the railroad tracks, both still closed. The winds (typical for this time of year) have been very erratic, blowing from several directions and sending the fire back up the hill, then sideways, then down again. It's supposed to run into two recently burned areas on both sides of the current fire where there'll be far less brush to burn, which is 'good' I guess. Meanwhile, they evacuated folks from up in the canyons and along the coast (not densely populated) and all large animals have been taken to the showgrounds in Santa Barbara. The winds dropped enough to get the planes and helicopters up and they'll have a couple of good days to dump the retardant and water but we're expecting more strong winds Friday.... Smoke has been moderate here at times, but no ash at this point....
Must go sort out the world - again! Sigh.
In reply to Annette in SoCal:
Our herring gulls are red listed birds. Think about that the next time you hear some flaming idiot calling for a cull of them.
LINDA – Glad you are back in Wales. Put your feet up and relax. (When not walking in that gorgeous countryside.)
We had heavy rain overnight. OH didn’t hear a thing! Airport had almost 17 mm so weeding was easy today but I am convinced the weeds are growing as fast as I pull them out.
NSW reaches 80% double vaccinated this weekend. Hence restrictions for returning Aussies will be lifted from Nov 1 but only if double jabbed, have negative test and return through Sydney, no quarantine required. Others will still have to quarantine and numbers capped per week. Our state is lagging with vaccinations alas; just over 50%.
Someone sent me an email about using vodka for cleaning around the house. . . It worked! The more vodka I drank, the cleaner the house looked!
An apple a day keeps the doctor away. . . A lemon a day means you are drinking too much gin!
Wife to husband:- I didn’t want to waste the good stuff, so I used the oldest bottle in your wine collection for the spaghetti sauce.
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