Texas Fall/Winter thread!

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So would they keep the time like it was (during the fall/winter), or keep it like it is in the summer?

I like it like it is in the winter, with the sun coming up earlier. That would make our sunsets range from around 5:30 - 8:00pm.

I really don't care .. just pick one .. and stick with it.
 

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I'm glad to see that the Texas Legislature will, once again, consider abolishing Daylight Savings Time. I do hope they actually get it done this time. The entire country needs to do so.
DST is the only known way of getting people out of bed an hour earlier. In the 19th century, not starting work until 8:00 made sense. You had to start a fire in the kitchen stove to make breakfast and heat water to shave and wash. It took a while. With our modern conveniences, not starting work until 8:00 is nonsense. DST leaves you with an extra hour of productive outdoor time every day, so that should be the time year around. Not getting off work until 5:00 is nonsense.
 

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I'm glad to see that the Texas Legislature will, once again, consider abolishing Daylight Savings Time. I do hope they actually get it done this time. The entire country needs to do so.
Haven't they considered it for the last 20 years. We need action.
 

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I like the extra daylight in the evenings. After all those years working graveyard, I can sleep in and get up at noon and still have 8 hours of daylight.
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We got enough rain, Sunday, to keep the dust down a few weeks.
hugs, Brandi
 
  
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.11 here, enough to make me wish we got half of what the weathemen where threatening for a week.
 

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If we could all think of our home states the way Texans do......
My state, Pennsylvania, no longer resembles its former self. PA was a very significant state in the formation of our union. So many significant people, inventions and events came from PA, yet there is no state pride so to speak of. We are mostly only led to believe we should be ashamed of what happened here.
We have lost so much in PA in the last 50 years......so many factories, cities, railroads laid to waste..... As a child, I remember so many things that are now just bulldozed over piles of rubble and weeds.
I keep asking myself why we can’t regain out pride, our strength, our industrial might. Our leadership has failed us.
Texas however, is one place where I think there’s a beacon of light. A place where people are somewhat United and have pride in who they are. They are not ashamed of themselves. I applaud you guys in Texas. Sounds like a great way and place to live.
So far so good but the Texas way is weakening. Too many from the coasts are moving here and raising housing costs rapidly. They see these 2 story "houses" on a postage stamp for 350K-600K and think it's a bargin, so the builders keep building more and raising all the home values so everybody's property taxes sky rocket. I won't be able to afford to stay on my 1 acre past retirement in 5.5 years. It's already about $700 a month just for property taxes and it increases 10% a year (Homestead cap). My house has almost doubled in value in 17 years.

Then not to get in to politics, but that map is changing too as you can figure out why, and not for the better. :mad:
 

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It's already about $700 a month just for property taxes and it increases 10% a year (Homestead cap). My house has almost doubled in value in 17 years.

Then not to get in to politics, but that map is changing too as you can figure out why, and not for the better. :mad:
That must be some fancy place you have for $700 a month in taxes. :unsure: I was up near Wylie back in November looking at a telehandler. You can have that area for sure.

On the latter subject...............don't. No ifs, ands, or buts. Take that somewhere else.
Brandi
 

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That must be some fancy place you have for $700 a month in taxes. :unsure: I was up near Wylie back in November looking at a telehandler. You can have that area for sure.
Not really. that's the rub! When I bought it back in 2004, the taxes were about 250-300 a month. Mortgage, taxes, utilities, I figured all my expenses and thought I would be in great shape for several decades even with normal tax/property value increases. Then the last several years the property taxable value has hit the 10% cap every year!

Hard to maintain a comfortable lifestyle and increase savings and investments with 2.5-5% annual raises when your property taxes increase 10% year after year!

Depends on what part you were in. some are much nicer than the others. Granted, when I moved here there were maybe 1/4 -1/3 the homes and businesses, it was almost like living in the country.
 

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Too wet to plant my seed potatoes today. Probably take a week or so to dry out enough. I hate working in the mud, but have done it in the past.

Cheers to All,
Mike
 

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57 degrees in the Metroplex...may get down to 51 out on our land...not crisp yet, but I can see it from here.
 

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Fall weather in the hill country valley. Reporting in at 48˚F, but heading to 80s, dry.
 

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It was 48 degrees at 6am this morning in the Piney Woods of East Texas. Up to 84 and sunny this afternoon. No rain in forecast until later in the week and only 40% then, so probably no rain, or very little.
 

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Dang reading the temperatures that you Texas boys are having this morning is making me jealous.
40 and 50's we are already 72 and 75% humidity.
We are going to be pushing 80, then storms and rain tonight, then tomorrow isn't forecast to reach 70.
 

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Well at times I'd sure like to be able to push some of it your way.
 

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No rain in Wylie or NE Dallas yet. High chances the next 3 days though.
 

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I checked this afternoon and we hit 1 & 3/4 inches. We sure needed it, as 6 inches of dust was all over here...........
Sawmill Shed Site Cleared.jpg
It's the site for my sawmill shed.
hugs, Brandi
 

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The National Weather Service just keeps predicting rain for us "tomorrow". I guess if they do that long enough, they're bound to be right someday.:( But so far no sign of rain here.
 

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Yep, it got kind of breezy here yesterday evening, the severe weather warnings repeatedly interrupted the baseball game we were watching on TV, then the evening news cast was almost nothing but about the severe weather warnings, high winds, hail, threats of tornadoes, etc. I finally saw some lightning, but heard no thunder, we had a pretty good breeze, and then it rained a bit. This morning I found about .57" of rain in my gauge. I had hoped for 4 times that much, but we're thankful for what we got.
 

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Windy all day yesterday, then we got a nice 3/4" rain about midnight.
Looks like we might get some more today.
 

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Windy throughout the day from the gulf, but the front blew through about 2am. We only got .11" Not much.
 

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When the remnants of Pamela blew through, it rained all night and got five inches all total.
Beautiful game day (gonna go to the TXST VS TROY game in San Marcos), breezy clear and 55
degrees right now.
 

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When the remnants of Pamela blew through, it rained all night and got five inches all total.
Beautiful game day (gonna go to the TXST VS TROY game in San Marcos), breezy clear and 55
degrees right now.
We got 3.1" here in Giddings, and just below us 20 miles in Lagrange, it flooded bad...7-9" in places.
 

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With the world crazy as it is, I will be planting a spring garden. I haven't planted a garden since back in the early 1990s. Bought enough seeds for two seasons and lots of garden and picked up 160 pounds of 13-13-13. I was surprised to find 13-13-13. Feeders Supply in Conroe didn't have hardly any bulk stock of seeds and we were told by the owner the seed people won't say if he gets more.

We found Lowes had all the (high dollar) packeaged seeds we wanted with a large variety, except for Fordhook Lima beans. But I ordered them online. We (Brady, my disabled friend) even bought herb seeds so my chef son can keep cooking like he does. Lots of lettuce also, so my salad loving daughter is good also.

When Brady first moved onto my property, I found a non running Troybilt Pony tiller on Craigslist for $100. He always gardened, but had to sell everything he had when he bought an RV trailer and moved it here. I bought a new carb for $100 and got it running. As I remember the carb was not included, or I would have rebuilt it. With Stabil in the gas, it starts on one pull to this day. Just gotta fix it's flat tires.

First of last month, I bought a 17 cu ft freezer and have been stocking up. So God has been preparing us all along for what the person in the White House calls the dark winter.

hugs, Brandi
 
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