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Any of you who know about flying, what's with these planes diverting from their route this evening?
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Here's another one. He's at about 37,000 ft. Any planes below him are either at the airport or there's the bird dog at 2400 ft.
Strange things going on tonight.
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Funny you mentioned this^^^^

Tonite I saw a plane, flying low over the city edge, perhaps on it’s way to Kelowna? I see those flights all the time, but at higher altitude

Something to do with the terrific windstorm we had here tonight?
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Babba_not_Gump wrote: Jul 17th, 2023, 8:34 pm Any of you who know about flying, what's with these planes diverting from their route this evening?
Most likely due to the fire on the Westside near Okanagan Lake resort.
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Bsuds wrote: Jul 18th, 2023, 3:31 am
Babba_not_Gump wrote: Jul 17th, 2023, 8:34 pm Any of you who know about flying, what's with these planes diverting from their route this evening?
Most likely due to the fire on the Westside near Okanagan Lake resort.
Don't think so.
Those planes were high elevation, 28,000 ft and higher.
The fire in question was small and the smoke was low.

One plane even diverted around Merritt.
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Babba_not_Gump wrote: Jul 18th, 2023, 6:04 pm
Bsuds wrote: Jul 18th, 2023, 3:31 am

Most likely due to the fire on the Westside near Okanagan Lake resort.
Don't think so.
Those planes were high elevation, 28,000 ft and higher.
The fire in question was small and the smoke was low.

One plane even diverted around Merritt.
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What was going on? Even late into evening I could hear choppers bashing the air until almost dark.
We had high winds all day long followed by a spattering of rain, then suddenly, completely calm.
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Catsumi wrote: Jul 18th, 2023, 6:06 pm

I like mysteries….solved

What was going on? Even late into evening I could hear choppers bashing the air until almost dark.
We had high winds all day long followed by a spattering of rain, then suddenly, completely calm.
You got a bit of rain? :130:
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Lady tehMa wrote: Jul 19th, 2023, 9:19 am
Catsumi wrote: Jul 18th, 2023, 6:06 pm

I like mysteries….solved

What was going on? Even late into evening I could hear choppers bashing the air until almost dark.
We had high winds all day long followed by a spattering of rain, then suddenly, completely calm.
You got a bit of rain? :130:
I know, I know. After seeing day after day that rain was to be expected, got nothing. Then, by accident, the winds blew in a moist cloud, so we got enough to dampen the streets. Not enough to water a garden, of course.
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Do you ever get that looming sense of impending doom because you have family coming to visit?

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Nope. No one knows we have an extra bed.
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Nope… my family doesn’t like me
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kgcayenne wrote: Aug 1st, 2023, 9:28 am Nope. No one knows we have an extra bed.
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Lady tehMa wrote: Aug 1st, 2023, 7:36 am Do you ever get that looming sense of impending doom because you have family coming to visit?

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Not so much doom but the work getting prepared when unexpected is a bit of a chore.
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goodness, how bad is said family? I like company til they overstay their welcome.
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normaM wrote: Aug 4th, 2023, 4:38 am goodness, how bad is said family? I like company til they overstay their welcome.
I was close, thought it was a lizard eye
It's Friday and it's lunch out, woot. My body shape says salad but I'm not listening to it - burger
I'm not a fan of the Jonas Bros but the song Waffle House stuck in my head since I opened my eyes this morning
The family are Mom who is convinced that she could have run my life better if ONLY I would listen to her criticisms - and she can be tone-deaf about how to present her advice. She once walked into my house, pulled on white gloves with a smirk and ran her fingers over surfaces to show what a bad housekeeper I am. The sister who has to be the centre of attention and whose favourite method of gaining attention is to tell embarrassing/humiliating anecdotes about me. The other sister is kinder but still loves to point out how popular she is, how well she is doing, etc. I am happy she's happy with her life. I just wish she'd be happy that I'm happy with mine.

I do love them, I just loathe spending time with them. Their metrics are different than mine, and they don't see how I could possibly be content in my situation; with my house like that, my husband like that, my kids still at home and not going into debt at a post-secondary school . . . that sort of thing. Now, add in the fact that I am recently diagnosed as neurodivergent and their response is to ignore it.

We have never had a guest room and I have rarely been sad I didn't. :/

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