Irene Cleanup

“Leaf blower?” says Spence.

“Yup,” says Admin.





“Willing workers?”


“Then let’s get started.”

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Our apologies for the blog bug. The relevant people have been alerted and things will be back to normal soon.


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73 Responses to “Irene Cleanup”

  1. Chet The Dog
    8:30 am on August 29th, 2011

    Monday morning test.

  2. Rose
    9:19 am on August 29th, 2011

    Morning Chet!

  3. Rose
    9:20 am on August 29th, 2011

    Blog Bug still seems to be lurking. I can post, but get thrown off the site after posting.

    Greetings to All!

    Hope everyone is safe and sound!

  4. Barb & Maggie
    9:30 am on August 29th, 2011

    Oh no, it’s still with us. Bummer.

    Well, at least everyone seems to have made it thru the storm. Wonder if Melanie and crew have started their clean up? How is everyone else this beautiful morning?

  5. Melanie
    9:39 am on August 29th, 2011

    Good morning all! Glad to see that it’s just wheelbarrows, rakes and leaf blowers!

    Did a quick check of our river area. Can’t see the one bank behind the house. That will mean the river needs to be completely down and wearing waterproof hiking boots.

    Down by the gate to the river, the lawn has 3 inches of sand on it. I went down to look at the retaining wall (stone left over from an old dam). The wall is still standing, some digging out at the bottom, but not bad. The river had dropped 3 feet of sand there. So we now have a sand beach that has a two foot drop to the water.

    The river is still as high as when we have a bad storm. All the water has now moved down to where The Royals live. (You’re welcome).

    The Pack has finally waken up! They are now barking like craze because they know something is different.

    The sun is shining, it’s 61!

  6. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:43 am on August 29th, 2011

    Grump!…Monday dammit!..snort!…And a Blog Bug….sniff!…It can only get better from here…

  7. Chet The Dog
    12:20 pm on August 29th, 2011

    Retesting. Maybe the chainsaw will help?

  8. B.Stover
    12:26 pm on August 29th, 2011

    LOL! Well, I think the chainsaw did it. I can now post. Alice Johnson has also been having trouble.

    Good morning all.

  9. Basil and Sage
    12:33 pm on August 29th, 2011

    Its a conspriracy I tell ya! First, the internet-less wilds of Nrw Mexico, then a blog bug, then a hurricane and now another blog bug. And now Mama has to leave for work, so we don’t even get to speak our mind and give you Very Important Kat Wisdom. Its those dam goats, that’s what it is!

  10. TMG
    12:35 pm on August 29th, 2011

    Heh Heh Heh!
    The Marauding Goats

  11. Melanie
    12:43 pm on August 29th, 2011

    I took Dan for a road ride up the river. Fascinating to see what the river did. We would have been unable to get up the road during the storm. Trees down, stuff all over the road. Yup, we may have had flooding, but it could have been a lot worse.

    Must be all the Plunderers’ good thoughts and prayers!

  12. Rose
    1:01 pm on August 29th, 2011

    Hey Chet:

    Yep, the chainsaw did the trick.

  13. Rose
    1:03 pm on August 29th, 2011

    Spoke a little too soon. I am able to post, but I get kicked out to the white page and have to sign in again….The BB and TMG are at it again. Curses!!!!

  14. Staff
    1:05 pm on August 29th, 2011

    Yay, we are back. Thank dog for chainsaws. 🙂

    So I hope the Royals are staying dry. I hope the Crazy lady’s abode it OK too. Glad the Sheik and all the Howling Arabians are doing well. Haven’t heard what was going on at SPQA’s but we feel he would have mentioned it here if there was any problem’s.

  15. Staff
    1:07 pm on August 29th, 2011

    Hi Rose,
    The same thing happened here. But it looks as if Mr.Baker is working on it. (cheering in the background) GO M-I-K-E!

  16. Rose
    1:13 pm on August 29th, 2011

    Staff: Cheering Mike from here too!

  17. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    1:14 pm on August 29th, 2011

    HI everybody. Well, good news on one front. I had my second post-chemo checkup today and everything was fine. The lymph nodes were normal and they did not even feel a need to check blood values, although they will probably do that again on my next checkup in October.

    Bad news on another front though. It sounds like Woodstock, Vermont, got hit really badly from the flooding from Irene; indeed one of the old covered bridges across the Ottauquechee River outside of town was swept away. We were not able to go to Vermont this year anyway for other reasons, but it is one of our favorite places.

    Rio, be sue to check your real mail today, there should be something there for you.

  18. Masquers
    3:38 pm on August 29th, 2011

    Carpola! My last post
    went off into siberspace
    Dare I try again?

  19. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:42 pm on August 29th, 2011

    Testing!….1 – 2 -3….sniff!sniff!

  20. BearSpiritDog
    3:43 pm on August 29th, 2011

    Melanie: AOL Headlines this morning;

    Irene was no match for Zoe.

  21. B.Stover
    3:48 pm on August 29th, 2011

    I’m trying a second time:

    That is good news Wookie.

    I’ve been working on Tennyson for my Victorian/Modern lit class and posted an interpretation of one poem on my blog.

  22. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:52 pm on August 29th, 2011

    Excellent!…News Wookie!….bravo!…snort!snort!

  23. BearSpiritDog
    4:06 pm on August 29th, 2011

    Wolfie! Thanks for the card! You are very welcome.

    BBL When the blog clean-up has been completed.

  24. Masquers
    4:43 pm on August 29th, 2011


  25. Redbone Hound
    4:50 pm on August 29th, 2011

    hey y’all. Is it safe to jump into the blog yet?

  26. Masquers
    4:54 pm on August 29th, 2011

    No! Mr. Hound
    Those dam Goats
    are still around!

  27. Chet The Dog
    5:05 pm on August 29th, 2011

    Testing testily. Very.

  28. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    5:05 pm on August 29th, 2011

    Hurrah for Wookie!

    Glad everyone made it through ok.

    How is Zoe’s wrist?

  29. Chet The Dog
    5:06 pm on August 29th, 2011

    Yes, great news about Wookie!

  30. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:21 pm on August 29th, 2011

    Chet!…. Mike Bakers pant leg is looking very tasty right about now….snort!….Just saying..

  31. Mollypop
    5:22 pm on August 29th, 2011

    Can I finally post now?

  32. dawson
    5:24 pm on August 29th, 2011

    Wookie: Congratulations on your 2nd post chemo check-up. That is truly most excellent news. I checked out the covered bridge that got washed out on the Ottauquechee River. That’s a shame – it was a beautiful old structure.

  33. Staff
    5:25 pm on August 29th, 2011

    I tried to say YAY for Wookie earlier and the Damn Blog Bug ate my post. It is strange to me that I can say damn but I can’t say S-H-O-E.


  34. Staff
    5:27 pm on August 29th, 2011

    Well, it posted but it told me that it didn’t post so I had to reload to see. It was there….

  35. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:27 pm on August 29th, 2011

    Wookie!…I misunderstood your reference to “mail”…sniff!…I have been sitting by my SDD all day long and not a single thing has come through…grunt!….I see now that you actually said “real mail”….snorkle!…Boy, do I feel a little Puggish…heh!

  36. Staff
    5:28 pm on August 29th, 2011

    Mr Baker, This is my error message on Chrome…which it gives me after it really does post.

    No data received
    Unable to load the webpage because the server sent no data.
    Here are some suggestions:
    Reload this webpage later.
    Error 324 (net::ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE): The server closed the connection without sending any data.

  37. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    5:38 pm on August 29th, 2011

    Mr Baker. Here is another error message for you

  38. B.Stover
    5:39 pm on August 29th, 2011

    I’m wondering how we derived “testy” or “testily” from test….pondering….

  39. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:57 pm on August 29th, 2011

    Natasha!…heh!snort!heh!…That was the biggest laugh I’ve had all day long…heh!snuffle!

  40. Staff
    6:01 pm on August 29th, 2011

    Good one Gnat.

  41. Jasper the Poodle
    6:11 pm on August 29th, 2011

    Good eveeeeeening. Heh, heh, heh. All sunny and wonderful here in the mitten. Good news, Wookie. All 4 paws up.

  42. Barb & Maggie
    6:38 pm on August 29th, 2011

    Hey everyone, hope this gets fixed soon. Over and out!

  43. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    6:46 pm on August 29th, 2011

    Hey, we are down to a single digit countdown for Dog Who!!!

    This is better than Christmas!

  44. BearSpiritDog
    6:52 pm on August 29th, 2011

    Wookie: Dropping by quickly to add our good wishes to your great news. As for the bad news about the Bartonsville Bridge – very sad that one built over 140 years ago has been swept away in second by this most unusual storm.
    This will probably be our last post of the day.

  45. Melanie
    6:54 pm on August 29th, 2011

    Sugar snits. Testing . . .

  46. Melanie
    6:56 pm on August 29th, 2011

    Let’s try to write this again. . .

    Good job Wöökie . . .

    Zoe has to have more tests . . .

    Let’s try this again. . .

  47. Masquers
    6:56 pm on August 29th, 2011

    Hello to Jasper in the Mitten!

    Over & out here too.

  48. Mollypop
    7:20 pm on August 29th, 2011

    I bet a certain author will be beside himself when Sept. 6 comes and we still can’t comment on his book. All the praise will disappear into thin air.

  49. Melanie
    8:18 pm on August 29th, 2011

    May this work again!

    I’ll see you guys in the morning, hopefully.


  50. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:51 pm on August 29th, 2011

    Seriously!…snort!…This is working now, right?…grunt!

  51. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:52 pm on August 29th, 2011

    Crap!….I’ve got to go on the Brutal Walk with someone now…sniff!….We won’t be back for at least an hour. I wonder if Baker will get something fixed by then…snuff!

  52. Mollypop
    8:57 pm on August 29th, 2011

    Well, now we’re on 50 comments to a page instead of 100.

  53. Kirby T. Penworthy
    9:03 pm on August 29th, 2011

    Hey, y’all! We’re on the dark side already?! If this is the answer to the blog bug, I’m not impressed!!!

  54. B.Stover
    9:17 pm on August 29th, 2011

    Good night all.

  55. Staff
    9:34 pm on August 29th, 2011

    test test test

  56. Alice M. Johnson
    9:34 pm on August 29th, 2011

    hmmmm that seemed to work…

  57. AbbietheKitty
    9:35 pm on August 29th, 2011

    Hey Mike B. I think you did it!

  58. AbbietheKitty
    9:36 pm on August 29th, 2011

    Well thank dog
    we are done with the blog

  59. AbbietheKitty
    9:41 pm on August 29th, 2011

    Except for the 50 posts per page issue of course.


  60. Tupper and Gilly
    9:44 pm on August 29th, 2011

    What the heck is going on??? Next we will have to be mad at the butcher and the candlestick maker ……
    Think about it.

    We’re signing off for tonight. Maybe if the blog is empty, SOMEONE who has been noticeably absent today will show up to fix it.


  61. OleyHowlers
    9:59 pm on August 29th, 2011

    Hello all!
    We haven’t had any time on the computer all day today, and now its our bedtime.
    But we just have to give a Great Big WOO HOO for Wookie! Wonderful news on your checkup.
    We are sad also about the covered bridges in Vermont being washed away. We love covered bridges. Our township has 2 of them. One was out of commission for 10 years. When it was finally reopened, we had a really really big festival, and we have that same festival every year since. So, you see, we have an affinity for covered bridges. We can’t imagine what the people in Woodstock or Rockingham must be going thru seeing their beloved bridges gone.

  62. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:03 pm on August 29th, 2011

    Tupper!…Are we mad at the Baker?…snort!…Naw! Maybe a little frustrated with his weak attempts to fix the Blog Bug…sniff!… I mean, how many times does this have to happen before a permanent solution is found?….huh?

    Walk!….Our walk was brutal. Up hills, down hills around hills and I think we even went under hills….grunt!….I’m pooped and tuckered and wuffled-out….wheeze!

  63. Snowhook Bella
    10:22 pm on August 29th, 2011

    Wookie: So good to hear your good news. A celebratory round of tummies for all!

    Speaking of chainsaws, AJ and I are gearing up to start up the chainsaw and cut all the season’s firewood this weekend. He cuts and chops and I’m in charge of loading and stacking. We want to make sure our VIP is warm this March. 🙂

  64. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:32 pm on August 29th, 2011

    VIP!… Who cares about the VIP. Just make sure there is enough wood to keep me and my friend nice and warm…heh!

  65. Snowhook Bella
    10:37 pm on August 29th, 2011

    Oh, Rio…That ‘P’ has Pug and Plunderer written all over it. Besides what would the other Plunderers say if they knew you frostbit that curly tail of yours?

  66. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:58 pm on August 29th, 2011

    Frostbite!….Just how darn cold will it be in March up there in Alaska??….shiver!

  67. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:12 pm on August 29th, 2011

    Yawn!….We are falling asleep in the chair so someone thinks we should head on up to bed before its too late…sniff! ….

  68. Snowhook Bella
    11:13 pm on August 29th, 2011

    March is a warm month for us. Probably 10 to 30ish degrees for the highs if not warmer. Every year is different though.

  69. Tupper and Gilly
    11:42 pm on August 29th, 2011

    Rebecca – we are absolutely from different planets! You think 10 to 30 degrees is “warmish”. We think that we would prefer laying on a beach in about 85 to 95 degrees.
    We think that we would freeze our little tails off in Alaska.
    Oops- too late……tee hee

    Hey, how was Garrison Keillor? And how was fair fare?

  70. Rose
    6:51 am on August 30th, 2011


    My post from yesterday (for maybe the 100th time)…

    WOOKIE: I’m very happy to hear that you are on the road to good health!

    I’m very sad about the covered bridge and your favorite place.

  71. Masquers
    9:47 am on August 30th, 2011

    Well…..It’s Tuesday morning
    And…where’s everyone? Chet?

  72. B.Stover
    9:57 am on August 30th, 2011

    I’m asking the same questions Masquers.

  73. Merissa Bronn
    5:47 pm on September 6th, 2011

    Sensible stuff. I even accept as true with all of it except Chet The Dog
    : Irene Cleanup

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