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Author Topic: It's raining in Belgium  (Read 1411 times)

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It's raining in Belgium
« on: August 09, 2018, 04:18:50 AM »
I've never been so happy in all my life to say these words.
We had nine endless weeks of drought and two heatwaves with temperatures above 86F or 30C!
Farmers were alarming all over the country since they were forbidden to use tap water for their crops.
We were forbidden to wash the car, water the garden, fill the pool. With tap water, that is.
Hermy has a well tapping into an underground water layer and even that was off limits. Hermy didn't pay attention, of course, darling rebel that he is!

But finally, here's the rain again. I fear this gorgeous summer is over. Sniff!
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Re: It's raining in Belgium
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2018, 03:49:11 PM »
I’m happy to hear that you’re getting rain Luce!  I was surprised to see how dry the grass and plants were in London. It was so brown it reminded me of home!

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Re: It's raining in Belgium
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2018, 04:57:08 PM »
We've had about a month of storms everyday.  My poor solar panes have had little sun to collect.

For the past year the county, at least in our area, has road work going on all the time.  They are digging and laying pipe - I say pipe but it's got to be called something else - round concrete tubes that you can easily drive a mini through - no joke.  It's strictly for water "run-off".  Our rains are huge deluges most times.  They don't last long, but the whole area floods quickly.  This is our rainy season in August averaging about 6 inches per day.

Sorry to hear about your 86 degree F weather. LOL.   That's our overnight temp. 



   


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Re: It's raining in Belgium
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2018, 04:58:46 PM »
Oso, how are the fires in your area?


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Re: It's raining in Belgium
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2018, 11:37:57 PM »
Oso, how are the fires in your area?



No fires in the immediate area, but the Holy Fire is about 40 miles north of here.  I'm calling it the Holy $&*# Fire!  Problem is that it can be 40 miles away today and at my doorstep by tomorrow... :scared

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Re: It's raining in Belgium
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2018, 03:53:41 AM »
I watch the news with anxiety every day, Oso. I hope it will be over soon!
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Re: It's raining in Belgium
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2018, 08:36:06 AM »
Oso, how are the fires in your area?



No fires in the immediate area, but the Holy Fire is about 40 miles north of here.  I'm calling it the Holy $&*# Fire!  Problem is that it can be 40 miles away today and at my doorstep by tomorrow... :scared


Are you getting smoke in your area? 

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Re: It's raining in Belgium
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2018, 12:39:46 PM »
I've just learned about the fires in California.
Seems like this happens every year!
Oso, I hope very much it will stop soon! It's so frightening!  Do you have a plan of moving to a safe place in case of any hintthat it may be getting dangerous?

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Re: It's raining in Belgium
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2018, 12:51:03 PM »
Luce, in your area the climate looks to be changing! Hot summer is not typical for Belgium?
We are having this year a wonderful summer. Not too hot, but warm enough, some rains, so that you don't have to water the plants.
Now my husband Alexander and I are using warm days without rains (probably the last such period of the summer) for painting the country house.
In fact this is the first summer sinse I've lost my job, and I am enjoying life in my country house.

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Re: It's raining in Belgium
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2018, 07:46:45 PM »
Thinking of you, Oso! I'm crossing my fingers that the fires pass you by, and that they can be contained soon!

Nath, it sounds like you're having a lovely summer! That's great that you've gotten to spend some extra time enjoying your country home.

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Re: It's raining in Belgium
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2018, 03:54:20 AM »
Luce, in your area the climate looks to be changing! Hot summer is not typical for Belgium?
We are having this year a wonderful summer. Not too hot, but warm enough, some rains, so that you don't have to water the plants.
Now my husband Alexander and I are using warm days without rains (probably the last such period of the summer) for painting the country house.
In fact this is the first summer sinse I've lost my job, and I am enjoying life in my country house.

No, normally we have a moderate climate due to the Gulf Stream passing through the Channel. Sunny summers are rare, mostly it's mild, wet weather here. When we have 30C days, we're puffing away because we're not used to it! LOL

Nath, this has been a most unusal summer for us, but I'm not complaining. I love hot days, but that might be because I know it will not last in Belgium. Only this year, it did last a long six weeks!

I didn't know your husband's name was Alexander! That's a lovely name, because my first grandson is also Alexander.
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Re: It's raining in Belgium
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2018, 05:51:30 PM »

Nath, it sounds like you're having a lovely summer! That's great that you've gotten to spend some extra time enjoying your country home.
Yes BEB! I am having a nice long vacation, all problems must wait till some time in autumn!  :fav309:
How are you doing? How is your summer?

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Re: It's raining in Belgium
« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2018, 05:59:28 PM »

I didn't know your husband's name was Alexander! That's a lovely name, because my first grandson is also Alexander.
Luce, Alexander is my favourite male name. It might be of interest to you that the short name of Alexander for a boy in Russian is Sasha.

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Re: It's raining in Belgium
« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2018, 07:26:54 PM »
All is well here for now!  No fires!  Thank you all for thinking of me.  We are in the midst of fire season though, so we are always on alert. In the past we've had photos, luggage and important papers ready to load and we've videotaped the entire house and its contents.

  Our last big fire in my part of San Diego was the Witch Fire back in 2007. We had about 200 homes burn in Rancho Bernardo.

They sent out a reverse 911 call in the middle of the night and some calm person documented their evacuation..



Nath, it's about time you got to enjoy your summer home!  Good for you!  So are you now officially retired?!  I would love to retire...but I've got one more child to put through college.   :fav350:

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Re: It's raining in Belgium
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2018, 12:31:34 AM »
Oso, nice to know all is well for you regarding the fire!
 I can't watch YT on my tablet, I will watch later when I am in Moscow, but anyway, the person documenting evacuation must be a calm one!
As for my retirement, I am rather dismissed than retired. Our company was sold, and the new owner closed our Moscow office forcing everybody to go away on terms of mutual consent.
I understand your looking forward to retirement, your work is so demanding, but I think it is great to still have at least one child by your side, it means you are still young! It all passes so soon!

 


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