Three more mystery plants, that I did not plant, in the gnomes gardens. The bottom one is like a small violet, light purple in color.
Alert! Alert! - a hidden bit of bragging. One of my NILs is a college football coach. His last two jobs he signed up to be an assistant coach and then, out of the blue, the head coach scappered. NIL was thrust into the head coach job. The first college, WS, made all sorts of promises and then fired him anyway. So off he went to SS, moving family and household and dog, and the head coach did the same run for the hills maneuver. Once again NIL was head coach with no time to adjust. THIS WEEKEND SS played WS and BEAT THEM!!! NIL was gentlemanly and gracious and refused to talk trash about his old team but we, his relatives, were high five-ing, dancing around and yahoo-ing all over the place. :-)
Emergency Back-up Daughter during our two day (tomorrow too) Yard Sale. Regular Daughter had to work. Lots of fun people stopped by. We got a visit from the Ring Lady. She asked for jewelry, rings specifically and then asked if we had rings in the house. This is her modus operandi - after she left three of the other shopping ladies came up to us and said 'that was Ring Lady!' - apparently she is a fixture at sales in our area.
"Hanford workers are
preparing to enter and clean out the McCluskey Room at the Plutonium
Finishing Plant, the site of one of Hanford's worst radiological
It still contains the glove box where a 1976 chemical
explosion shattered the thick glass windows of the box. Radioactive
concentrated nitric acid and shards of glass and metal sprayed into the
neck and face of worker Harold McCluskey.
He received 500 times
the amount of radiation doctors considered safe in a lifetime and his
body set off Geiger counters 50 feet away, according to Department of
Energy and Herald accounts of the accident.
But McCluskey, who came to be called the Atomic Man, survived and lived another 11 years and died of a previously diagnosed heart condition."
They have developed new protective gear and suits for this operation.
(The Engineer and I were sophomores in college about 100 miles away and didn't move to the area until six years later.)
Read more here: http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2014/07/02/3047436/hanford-room-where-atomic-man.html#storylink=cpy