Monday, October 17, 2016

Time Flies Too


Roger and I are celebrating our 24th wedding anniversary today. I wrote a post about our wedding day and anniversary here. It's always easy to remember this date because it is the 27th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake. Our first earthquake together. Oh yes, there have been others since, but none like Loma Prieta.

To celebrate this year, I put on the blouse I wore on our wedding day and Roger put on the tie he wore, and we posed together for this photo. We have always been goofballs. I don't think that's ever going to change. I wish I had smiled more for this photo, but I had just learned how to use the timer on the camera. And even after three tries, running from behind the camera to stand next to Roger and pose, I just couldn't get a more relaxed look. I laughed afterwards, take my word for it. Hah!

It's been raining here for three days. We've already gotten 3.5 inches of it, and it's still pouring. It creates the perfect mood for this election season. Dark, gloomy, blustery, and dreary. We know it will end, the rain and the election, and we can hardly wait.

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  1. Sending much love to you both on your 24th wedding anniversary. The marriage you and roger have is an inspiration to me. A marriage made in heaven on earth. And the stories you can tell!

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    1. am-- Thank you so much. We feel so lucky to have found each other. Still crazy after all these years.

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  2. Love it! You both look better than ever! Congratulations, peace, and love to you.

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  3. Wishing you many more happy years. They don't make ties like that any more (but give it a few more years and it'll be right on trend once again).

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    1. John-- Thank you for your good wishes and for the first laugh of the day. The best gift always!

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  4. Great pictures. Isn't it interesting that the blouse is just as fashionable now as it was 24 years ago? Congrats.

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    1. Colette-- Glad you liked these pics. When I put that old blouse on I thought, "wow, I could start wearing this again!" I'm glad I kept it all these years.

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  5. Happy Anniversary! I hope you two continue to be goofballs for many more years to come. And I do remember that earthquake. I had a cousin living in San Francisco at the time.

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    1. Sharon-- Thank you! I think goofballs must be written in our genes. It just comes naturally to us. We live in big earthquake country here on north coast. Always expecting it to happen, but I'd rather be here than in a big city. Can you imagine LA after a really big quake. Oy.

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    2. I couldn't imagine that or NYC after a big quake. It's a pretty scary thought.

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    3. When my family first moved to California, it was in the San Fernando Valley. We had been in California for seven months when we were shaken awake at 6:00 am by a VERY LARGE earthquake. It was a 6.5, and it was truly unbelievable. We did not know what to do. I can't imagine NYC in an earthquake. It would be a disaster.

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  6. Congrats big time on 24 years. The years have treated you well. Loved seeing the original and the current darmabums wearing the same clothes--almost.

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    1. Arkansas Patti-- Thank you so much. I love the concept of the "original and the current darmabums"- it has a fantastic ring to it!

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  7. I noticed right away that you were dressed (mostly) the same in both photos. Congratulations on 24 years of joy and love!
    Right about now, it would be nice to have transcontinental pipelines that move excess water across the nation. We sure could us it here.

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    1. CCorax-- I am so glad we still had that tie and blouse. It was fun to "dress up" and pose for the blog. It's still raining here this morning. Woke up to a huge rumbling of very loud thunder too. Fun on our anniversary!

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  8. Congratulations! You look(ed) great.

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  9. COngratulations on 24 years, you ten or so behind me though I don't think I have any clothes left that would fit me. You look just as good now as you did then

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    1. Bill-- Thank you! Married for 24 now, but together for 27. We're pretty surprised we can still fit in our old clothes.

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  10. Congratulations on your anniversary not just for making it but still wanting it :)

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    1. Rain-- Thank you! It's the story of a great romance novel. The aging love of old free-spirited hippies.

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  11. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Being goofballs helps in all situations. We've got #45 coming up in a few weeks. And yes, we are indeed goofballs.

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    1. NCmountainwoman-- Thank you! I love knowing that you and your husband are goofball too. Congratuations of #45 coming up!

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  12. It's you two! You can tell. Still looking good.

    I wish we had some of your rain. We are in an area classified as exceptional drought. We haven't had significant rain in more than three months. We had a sprinkle Sunday. It was enough to remind me of what rain was, but it barely dampened the street.

    I can always remember when the major Mt St Helens eruption occurred -- May 18, 1980, my 30th birthday.

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    1. Mark-- It is so good to hear from you. The rain has been incredible. We've gotten 5.5 inches since Thursday. Wheee! Wet and wild. I hope you get some there. Ah Mt. St Helens, I was living in Eugene, Oregon at the time and we woke to an ash dust covering everything outside. Quite a sight.

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  13. As you can see, I was finally able to comment. I had to download the Chrome browser to do it. Safari and Firefox didn't work. Even this time there was a problem. It didn't tell me what specifically to look for in the images to prove I'm not a robot.

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    1. Mark-- I'm so glad that Chrome lets you comment. I didn't set anything on comments for the "prove you're not a robot" thing. Mmmm... I wonder what that's about.

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  14. Robin Andre: You two are so COOL! Congratulations! (I love the fish on the windowsills, BTW.) I hope you're happy that it's raining; the SoCal water authorities would probably be jumping up and down in the puddles like excited little kids. Though we finally got some rain here in the northern Piedmont that saw our forests thought to the end of the growing season (just in the nick of time), we're way behind in the rain department and our creek is a mere trickle of its normal self. I'm just really glad that Hurricane Matthew went out to sea instead of riding up the coast; the poor folks in NC!

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    1. Scott-- Thank you! Yes, we are cool goofballs. We are so happy we got as much rain as we did-- 5.5 inches. It's a great beginning for the rainy season. The cashier at our local co-op called our storm "Mini-Matthew." We had a good laugh, but truly it is a bummer about NC.

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  15. Much happiness to you guys on this special day, and may you stay forever young. :)

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    1. isabelita-- Thank you so much. Oh yes, forever young. That's definitely our goal.

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    2. I second Isabelita. Congratulations!

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  16. Congratulations! I've been a reader for a long while (via Julie Zickefoose's blog, I think?) but in the shadows. Thank you for your blog and glimpse into your CA life. Because of you, I'm studying the clouds more and thrill at the irrisdescence I see once in a while. Widespread cloud cover is typical in NW Pennsylvania but more sunshine it seems this past year has led to some sky "surprises" I now recognize. And, Roger, your raised-bed garden creating is always fascinating. Beautiful. We have the wild, out of control style garden. Thank you for sharing it all! Kim in PA

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    1. Kim S-- Thank you so much for reading our blogging and commenting. It is so good to hear from a long-time reader. I LOVE knowing that you are seeing iridescent clouds there in Pennsylvania. I always tell people that iridescence happens everywhere. We plan to do more raised beds this spring with a few changes to the layout of the yard. Stay tuned. And, thank you again for stopping by.

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  17. Belated happy anniversary, you crazy kids!

    xoxo

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  18. Happy Anniversary to you both! Two dozen anniversaries is nothing to sneeze at. And being goofballs together is better than a goofball alone. A sense of humor about the world is a desired approach in most times, and a mandatory thing these days.

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    1. lindaj-- I love the idea of two dozen anniversaries. Yes, we are aging goofballs, enjoying growing old together and laughing as much as we can. Like you and Jerome!

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