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Final blog and opening of a window

By: redagainPatti , 4:18 PM GMT on March 03, 2017


As I was trying to leave a note on the blog of a friend, I suddenly understood, it was time to create my own and final blog in here...
... as I was saying ...

"Today, I am grieving over the loss of the blogs ... I have so much of my heart in there/here. ... back after Katrina in 2005 and 10 years ago when my uncle and aunt passed away. ... and the two total break down on the road in my mom's RV in Aug and Sept of 2012 ... how do I save those? And the comments of support ?
Shesss....
Or shall I just open the windows in my soul and let it all go away? .... letting the fresh air of time flow over it all ?? .....

Oh - it's time for the final blog ... instead of just commenting on the blogs of my family here... hugs and love to you all... I had been about to share the news of my grandchild!! Emily is now three months old... I have photos and I have been the "nanny on call" whenever the new parents have to work or have meetings.... to be continued ..., on my blog so I don't highjacked somebody else's" ....

The Continuing : ....
Now in here... so much as happen during the last few months.. my last blog before this one, had a poem I wrote which was trying to share the info about the new baby in the family...
From the blog -- and wrote in the early hours on the day of her birth --

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Just now- second chapter and verse -       
  redagainPatti - Patricia J McCarthy 
  11.28.2016
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~ To see a light suddenly growing bright, chasing back the deep darkness I knew.
~ To feel the gentle rocking of my self, breathing in a place of arms and hands.
~ To smile as sweet sounds from the dark dim past, expanding in clear tones in my ears.
~ To listen to the beat of a nearby heart, taps the rhythm of time just for me.
~ To smell the scent of home in a new place, sliding between arms of Mom and Dad.
~ To know this is the time of giving thanks, sharing peace, wrapped with love, tied with hugs.
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Birth - not just yet - 3:22am - 11/28/2016 ---

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- Final Chapter and Verse for traveling forward -
The Continuing : .... Emily was born almost at the end of that long day.. her mom was in labor from 6pm on Sunday to the final hour of 11PM on Monday!! The new father was with the new mom, helping the whole time. He carried the new baby to the nursery and left her there for the family to see thr the glass windows as he returned to his wife's side., I will post photos on Flickr... I have truly been very busy helping with the care of the newborn..
so there -- the good news to share in my final blog...

There is truly, a circle of life but it is more like a set of springs ... climbing up into the world and within the sands of time. Our springs sometimes overlap each other and sometimes even merge into another..

Today, we see our circles and or, springs being pulled apart... life happens that way..
We have wrote words of comfort to each other in here. We have shared our souls and spirits with each other during times of death, storms, sadness, and joy..

We will part from WU and may meet again on other platforms such as FB, Flickr, emails... but know this --
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Verse for traveling forward -
redagainPatti - Patricia J McCarthy 
3.3.2017
I send forward a bit of my heart to travel with each of you.
Be safe and strong in love for those who walk with and near you in this life.
Know you are blessed for you have bless others such as me..
Hugs and love, truly to each of you who reads this.
And may we met again.
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PS: the little drawing by my nick is now on FB. if you try to friend me there, share your nick used in WU so I know who you are...

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Update: March 20, 2017 -
Morning to all ...
Hugs and love from Mississippi..
I am hanging around still... been real sick with pneumonia but hope I am on the better side... although the bleeding bit from my nose was not fun during the early hours today... I think I am too dry now after the flood and broke something....

I will wander around a little bit in our blogs and recall ... back n the 1990's, I was hanging on bbs and Dalnet... chatted with and made a few friends in a channel called "mric for dummies". I was one of the - greeters... and worked as a channel operator.. things, the glue, whatever ... time torn apart Dalnet and the Mric...

Then I discovered in August of 2005, this area of the Internet called Wunderground... and started my own blog by September 2005 .... at least this place lasted longer than the old bbs- (bulletin board services)...

It has been a joy to discover friends from the west to the east of the USA... then find friends even outside in Canada.. and receive postcards from the Caribbean.

I hope the next years in whatever media from FB or.. Flickr... I cross paths again with the good souls I have found in here..
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Update March 27, 2017 - in the wee hours of the morning:
So I was thinking I had deleted my account in here but nope, ... it all still here and working...
Fascinating and so interesting...
Popped on In to wave hi and see comments about on a site and the owner having a towel bar snap off.-- I just had my END holding thing, break off from the tile wall ... I was lucky in the fact, the towels on the bar, wrapped around the end bit so it did not crack on the floor. All I got to do, is reglue it back up.. I think my white school glue however will not work here. .. life is such fun sometimes...
It seems to be the time right now, for stuff just not working as it should ... we have to patch, reglue, and in some cases, rebuild our corner of the world. ....
Well, I am still here, alive and kicking, sometimes passing out hugs and love to all who read this...
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Update: March 31, 2017 -- 10:00pm
I have found a lifeboat and have made it to an ark
I am creating a new blog there... and getting back on my feet after the pneumonia.
My legs are still a bit weak but was able to climb into my old 4Runner to pick up my lunch today.

My prayers for all who find this to read.....
redagainPatti - Patricia J McCarthy

May you always have a roof over your head and walls to shelter you from the weather.
May you always have a fire in your stove with a kettle of food for your family and any visitors at your door.
And may you always have a large pot of good tea to warm your heart and spirit.
May you alway find the goodness in folks along your pathway.
May you always find a way to share kindness to others in each day of your travels.
May blessings and grace of our Lord, be on you and yours... always.... .


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21. GardenGrrl
2:27 AM GMT on March 29, 2017
Nice last blog and great beginning to something new.
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20. azgrandma
8:37 PM GMT on March 28, 2017
Patti, hope you have recovered - pneumonia is no fun!!
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19. masshysteria
12:15 PM GMT on March 28, 2017
Hi {{{ Red}}} ! ~ Let me help clarify something for you, the annual $10.00 fee on WU is for NO-ADS ! IT IS NOT A MEMBERSHIP FEE. It is an OPTION one pays MANUALLY through PAYPAL. You would remain a FREE member here as long as you want, by correctly logging in, but would SEE ADS if you didn't chose to eliminate them. NEITHER WU nor PAYPAL has ever AUTO-DEDUCTED that NO ADS FEE either, as they have no knowledge or authority to do so. Hope that alleviates your concern. You don't have to delete everything here, as your remaining blog headers (without comments below) will be stored into some an archived area. Not sure about the accessibility of them later??

So happy to see that you've joined up on Rob's newly developed, FREE, PRIVATE AND NO ADS web/blogsite the newArk! You'll have no problems over there, as we're all happy to help those who wish to create a new blog on this wonderful site. It's a little tricky or different in the set up, but there are those of us (Rob, Sandi or myself, Mass.) who can help walk you through it. It's so much better than WU! I've also joined those on Disqus' (also free) and Sandi's group on Flickr, but Rob's website is near identical to this one and has many more wonderful features.

I'm not as pained about leaving WU behind now that I know many of my close WU blogging buddies are now on these new or other established sites (like Flickr). I probably will have a few WU withdrawals but hopefully not for long.

Hope you're feeling much better from your bout with pneumonia and please, when able, stay in touch with us over on Rob's new Ark or on Flickr ! We'll be looking for ya!
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18. sandiquiz
7:56 AM GMT on March 28, 2017
Well, I still see you.... lol
I think things are just falling to pieces around WU's conglomerate shoulders!

I still have 2016 to delete then I am done... I never realised I had written so many blogs!!! lol
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17. redagainPatti
6:57 AM GMT on March 28, 2017
Am I here or am I gone? -- funny, I hit the delete button but the account is still here
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16. WeatherWise
3:32 AM GMT on March 21, 2017
Sharing the FIRST GIFT OF SPRING!

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15. ycd0108
2:54 PM GMT on March 20, 2017
Well said redagainPatty:
Outside this open window we find more windows to open.
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14. masshysteria
2:19 PM GMT on March 20, 2017
Quoting 70. masshysteria:

Mon., March 20, 2017

Welcome the first of Spring!


May it bring us melting snow in Mass., greener scenery, and warmer temperatures, for we need to see the real signs of this supposedly better season at long last!

Quoting 71. redagainPatti:from Masshysteria's blogsite

Waving hi and sending love your way



Hi Red! ~ So sorry you've been stricken with pneumonia recently! I hope you have access to some good medical care down there in MS as well as powerful penicillin/antibiotics. If that nose bleeding persists, you might want to seek out an ear, nose and throat specialist to perhaps cauterize the area that keeps bleeding. We don't need you becoming anemic (on top of everything else) due to continued blood loss. Just a suggestion, as my own hubby dealt with pneumonia back in 2012 plus also developed such severe nose bleeds that he had to be referred to an an ENT doc to permanently stop them. He's had no issues since.

I, too, will miss our individual WU blogs as I've met so many incredibly wonderful and compassionate souls, like yourself, on this site. Glad to see you are already on Flickr, Disqus ("Seeds of WU" by Aquak) and the new Ark2. If I don't catch you here before the closing, I'll definitely see you on the aforementioned blogs above..

Hope you feel better soon and keep us apprised (when able) as to how you're doing! {{{Big hugs back!}}}
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13. redagainPatti
7:50 AM GMT on March 20, 2017
Morning to all ...
Hugs and love from Mississippi..
I am hanging around still... been real sick with pneumonia but hope I am on the better side... although the bleeding bit from my nose was not fun during the early hours today... I think I am too dry now after the flood and broke something....

I will wander around a little bit in our blogs and recall ... back n the 1990's, I was hanging on bbs and Dalnet... chatted with and made a few friends in a channel called "mric for dummies". I was one of the - greeters... and worked as a channel operator.. things, the glue, whatever ... time torn apart Dalnet and the Mric...

Then I discovered in August of 2005, this area of the Internet called Wunderground... and started my own blog by September 2005 .... at least this place lasted longer than the old bbs- (bulletin board services)...

It has been a joy to discover friends from the west to the east of the USA... then find friends even outside in Canada.. and receive postcards from the Caribbean.

I hope the next years in whatever media from FB or Disqus.. Flickr... I cross paths again with the good souls I have found in here..
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12. WatchinTheSky
5:51 PM GMT on March 08, 2017
Many poignant final comments and blogs floating around, hopefully we find common meeting grounds once Wu blogs are stopped.

"redagain" Have you made it back? An amazing experience.

Thanks for stopping by, see you around!
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11. redagainPatti
8:55 AM GMT on March 06, 2017
I went back to my first blogs back in 2005, the comments are already gone from them... I started in here in September of 2005 after the hurricane Katrina took down trees around my house. I wanted folks to know what happen in the state of Mississippi.... north part and so far inland away from the Gulf !
Ah well, got to get that window open for the air of time to flow in here...
hugs again to MaxWeather, barbamz, and azgrandma... thanks for seeking my tiny blog out...
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10. MaxWeather
6:14 AM GMT on March 06, 2017
Hello Patti
Thanks for stopping by my blog these last days before they leave us in the darkness of the void

I will be trying to reach out, same for other WU friends on here like Barb.
:)
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9. barbamz
8:25 PM GMT on March 05, 2017
Thanks for stopping by, Patti! Very kind. I've already spotted you in Disqus. So we won't get lost in the vastness of the internet, no? Best wishes! Barb.
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8. azgrandma
9:24 PM GMT on March 03, 2017
Thank you so much!
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7. redagainPatti
6:32 PM GMT on March 03, 2017
Sure!! just copy the date and name part ... I have edited it with my "real" name... so use both.. with the poem please.. I truly wrote it as the family and I waited down the hallway from my daughter as she was in labor. That's why the ending note of "birth not just yet" is up there

Quoting 3. azgrandma:

Patti, I love your birth poem. Do I have your permission to copy it? I would like to save it and hopefully pass it on to my grandson when he has his first child.

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6. azgrandma
6:07 PM GMT on March 03, 2017
Hi, WeatherWise!
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5. WeatherWise
5:53 PM GMT on March 03, 2017
Hi AZ Grandma!
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4. WeatherWise
5:52 PM GMT on March 03, 2017
Nice warm blog Patti. Thank you! Sounds like you have been a bit busy, too. Take care.
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3. azgrandma
5:24 PM GMT on March 03, 2017
Patti, I love your birth poem. Do I have your permission to copy it? I would like to save it and hopefully pass it on to my grandson when he has his first child.
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2. redagainPatti
4:54 PM GMT on March 03, 2017
The windows are open and even the shut door... !!
Funny, I am even looking to buy a new home right now as my current home is an older one. I rather cont. my retirement time into a newer home with a differ floor plans... handicap accessible shower, and wide doorways... smaller yard.... so maybe by the end of the year, my snail mail will even change... who did the Christmas cards lists???
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1. sandiquiz
4:31 PM GMT on March 03, 2017
Or shall I just open the windows in my soul and let it all go away? .... letting the fresh air of time flow over it all ?? .....


It is the best thing we can all do....

Open the door wide, take several deep breaths and then step out into a brighter future!

But before we finally leave we will all have a great party - just like we used to do!!
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The nick, redagain is short for the words - "Redwoods again". It stands for a goal to sleep again in a tent under the Redwood Trees in northern Ca.

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