Sunny and Warm

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We have had 1.72 inches of rain since yesterday early morning.  We are up to 2.18 inches of rain for the month here in Otsego.  At 5:30 am we have a warm 60° and light rain.

We have turned the corner into a more springlike pattern, the grass is green, the trees are leafing, the birds are singing – doesn’t get much better than that.

I noticed a new neighbor in our wildlife menagerie, a big fat woodchuck.  He is living under a fallen tree in the woods next to my property.  My neighbor down the road was cleaning out his woodpile the other day and found three woodchuck cubs, he turned them over to the Kalamazoo Nature Center.  They are nature’s bulldozers and can dig rather large dens to live in.

We should have a couple of nice days to enjoy with clearing today and partly sunny skies tomorrow and temps around 70° both days before the rain moves back in for tomorrow night.


 

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Andy W
Andy W

Seems like the southeastern Republican Governors are handling the virus response Far Better than their northern Democratic counterparts. Just take a look at South Carolina, Georgia and Florida’s Corona Deaths compared to Michigan and New York’s. Just the facts!!

I’ll post these again tomorrow for when Rocky wakes up!

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Totally ignorant comments! I am done trying to debate someone as ignorant as you!

Andy W
Andy W

Also great to see the judge in the Legislature vs Whitmer trial put the smack down on Whitmer’s attorney today too! See below: Judge Cynthia Stephens honed in on this. “From your perspective, the governor could declare a state of emergency for an entire term of office and there would be nothing the Legislature could do about it if they disagreed, is that correct?” she said. “The governor can’t just declare an emergency if she feels like it. The conditions have to exist and that is undisputed here,” Allen replied, adding that the court would have to determine that there… Read more »

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Let’s open everything up as fast as possible! I don’t see any problem with that! Let’s go for a million!

https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/15/opinions/a-surprising-way-you-may-risk-getting-covid-19-sepkowitz/index.html

Andy W
Andy W

So glad to see law abiding citizens are taking matters into their own hands and opening THEIR businesses up!! You have to be able to make a living even though Gretchen wants to take your livelihoods away!

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)
Mr. Negative
Mr. Negative

Gauges read one inch over night.

Mookie
Mookie

There it is. 70 degrees! Average high today is 69.

Andy W
Andy W

Yes!!! Get out and enjoy the beautiful weather!

INDY
INDY

Sun is trying to come out could this be our first above average day in over a half of month let’s hope so I’m firing my grill up mask free today so I can get the wonderful smells …..INDY

Mookie
Mookie

Current below average streak is at 11 days. Not sure I would call that “over a half a month” LOL

INDY
INDY

Wow 11 days what a streak….INDY

Mookie
Mookie

Pretty short compared to the above average streaks we’ve seen recently.

INDY
INDY

66* degrees outside feels wonderful! INDY

Mr. Negative
Mr. Negative

It’s wet…more wet to come. Enjoy the anomalous shot term warmth. Cold in the NW will be here soon for the “summer”.

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Covid 19 USA deaths will be over 100,000 by the end of next week, but let’s open everything up! We don’t need any regulations or restrictions – no worries!

INDY
INDY

Currently cloudy out at thee YARDofBRICKS NE of GR let’s hope the day clears up I’m ready for some fresh air and get outside … Everything looks nice and green outside love this time of year… Maybe some more storms Sunday bring it on getting into a stormy pattern! Have a good Friday…INDY

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Hallelujah, Mark a Trump supporter admitted that Trump has made a lot of mistakes relating to the pandemic! There is hope after all! I am glad to hear that you are not part of the cult and do not think ingesting disinfectants is good for you!

Andy W
Andy W

Hell no! I don’t follow him blindly! He shouldn’t even be doing those press conferences. Those should be left to Fauci, Birx and the CDC to provide data. He should just be teleconferencing with the 50 governors on a daily basis for updates.

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Hallelujah!

Andy W
Andy W

Amen!

Jeff Schueller
Jeff Schueller

I use to support Trump. After what hes pulled with this virus. I dont want him in office a second term.

Mookie
Mookie

Back to the weather, WOOD has 73 degrees for today with clearing and 70 and partly cloudy for Saturday. Probably both above average days. And even warmer next week. I love it!

Andy W
Andy W

Love it!! Bring on the beautiful weather! Get out there and enjoy it people!

Mookie
Mookie

Rocky (Rockford): March 12, 2020

“Currently there is a grand total of 2 confirmed cases of corona virus in the entire state of MI!”

Rocky (Rockford): March 13, 2020

“I will not be letting a virus stop me from living! I may also head to the casino this weekend.”

And now he blames the federal government’s “slow” response? What a joke!

Andy W
Andy W

Rocky should have known and he should have been warning us! Shame on him!

Mookie
Mookie

While Michigan didn’t officially lock down until a week or so later, there were lots of warnings to stay home and avoid public areas at this time. Rocky didn’t listen.

Andy W
Andy W

Yep, him and Gretchen were out wrecklessly spreading COVID at that time and now they’re blaming everyone else!

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

I will admit that comment was over the top, but yes the main responsibility of the Fed government is protesting its citizens and on that Trump had failed 100%! They have all the data and the CDC scientists, etc, etc, etc! Their handling of the pandemic has been horrendous!

Rocky (Rockford)
Andy W
Andy W

Wow a cnn poll says they don’t trust Trump amazing!

Andy W
Andy W

I’ll admit Trump has been wrong at a lot of steps with this pandemic. But so have 184 other countries. The left makes it sound like Trump created this virus and aerosolized it from Air Force One and spread it all over the world!

INDY
INDY

CNN well there is the problem ….Lol..INDY

Andy W
Andy W

Rocky was wrecklessly spreading COVID in March by skiing at Nubs Nob!! He should have known and he should have been sheltering in place!!

Rocky (Rockford)
Currently up in snow country – Petoskey it is 32 degrees and great ski conditions and I am seeing a bunch of snowmobiles in use. Tonight low 24 and then an inch of snow tomorrow! The great winter just keeps rocking and rolling! Wow!

March 4, 2020 6:04 pm

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Too funny! The MI stay at home order officially began on 3/24/20!

Andy W
Andy W

You should have known!! Shame on you!

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

No Trump, and the CDC should have known and started preparing us for this pandemic 1 to 2 months earlier! They should have been upfornt and honest with the American people! Their inaction costs thousands of lives and reopening too soon will also cost more lives! Lets go for a million!

Andy W
Andy W

China should have killed it at the source instead of covering it up for months! COVID is in 184 countries and it decimated Italy and Spain. Their death rates per million are just as high or higher than the US. Hindsight is always 20/20 when you’re playing the blame game! California was the first by a couple weeks in locking down their state, Whitmer should have shut down down Detroit at least when California locked down, she cost Michiganders thousands of lives by not being the first to shut down this state!

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Typical Trump statements! Blame other people and countries instead of leading and taking correct actions! Horrible leadership!

Andy W
Andy W

Typical cop out statement when you know I’m right! He shutdown flights and travel to and from China and Europe in early February when those regions were exploding with COVID. The responses from the other side were he was racist and xenophobic!

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

He was very late shutting down flights from Europe! Get your facts straight! He was too busy stereotyping and blaming China and stirring up more racism! Horrendous leader!

Andy W
Andy W

Trump shut down travel from Europe the day before you made these statements and he shutdown travel from China earlier because the virus originated from there!

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/11/coronavirus-outbreak-us-trump-latest

Rocky (Rockford): March 12, 2020

“Currently there is a grand total of 2 confirmed cases of corona virus in the entire state of MI!”

Rocky (Rockford): March 13, 2020

“I will not be letting a virus stop me from living! I may also head to the casino this weekend.”

INDY
INDY

And the Democrats where too busy trying to impeach Trump they also new nothing right?? INDY

Andy W
Andy W

Bingo INDY!! Just the facts!

Mookie
Mookie

I told him at the time it wasn’t a smart decision and he criticized me. Now he claims he was “cross country skiing” but he directly said he was skiing at Nub’s Nob and said most of the downhill runs were open. More lies!

Andy W
Andy W

COVID was probably spreading like wildfire through those ski lodges and hotels up there! Thanks Rocky!

Mookie
Mookie

A humid 60 degrees out there this morning. Feels like summer!

Slim

It was a rather warm wet night.
Slim

Mookie
Mookie

Kent County continues to explode for COVID! Between 20-50% of all new statewide cases the past couple days have been in Kent County. What is going on?

Slim

Good question. I know that here there are a lot of people driving around not sure where they are going but I am sure they are stopping some where. Not saying that is why but I know people are not getting it from staying home.
Slim

Mookie
Mookie

Scary time for West Michigan. It’s really exploding. I remember when Kent County had under 100 cases while the rest of the state was blowing up. Now Kent County is the hot spot.

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Community spread and more testing. If we continue to bump up testing and get a full tracing system in place we will be in a much better spot to start to reopen! Of course the Trump administration should have started this back in February and if her did the entire country would be in a better place to reopen. So while some are blaming the Governors, the total blame is on Trump! Thanks God for Whitmer and Fauci! In mid February Trump said the USA had 15 cases soon to be zero and the spread is totally under control! Now… Read more »

Andy W
Andy W

Well Trump was listening to Dr Fauci:

What’s True Per Snopes:
During a Feb. 29, 2020, interview, Dr. Fauci said that at that time and under the circumstances pertaining to that date, Americans didn’t need to change their behavior patterns.

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

That has nothing to do with increasing testing earlier and getting the PPE and testing supply chain set up. And a couple weeks later Fauci and the scientists said to start with social distancing and stay at home! Trump still resisted at that time! His denials and resistance made the outbreak far worse!

Andy W
Andy W

The CDC, should have been ramping up. Trump doesn’t make testing kits. He was just listening to his advisors at that time, like Dr Fauci.

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Give me a break! Trump has made so many mistakes and made so many false statements he has lost all credibility and a majority of the country does not a believe a word he utters! Sad but true!

Andy W
Andy W

Well when the head of epidemiology in the US tells us that Americans should not be concerned on February 29, not sure that’s really a call to action.

Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)

Man, we got a ton of rain. A close lightning strike woke all of us about 3am. Rattled the windows.

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Remember these comment for trump and. 4/23/20. Ingesting or injecting disinfectants will help clean out your lungs and kill the corona virus in your body! Just think this is the person leading our countries covid 19 response! Downright scary!

Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)

Even more scary is that people believed him. Poison control received hundreds of calls from people asking if it was okay to do that. During a national emergency, the govt should give it to us straight. No sarcasm or hyperbole. Just straight facts.

Slim

One of the biggest issues we have as a country is lack of leadership at the national level. Finger pointing and name calling are not a sign of leadership. At this time we do not know has this national emergency is going to turn out. There is too many unknowns and a lot is major issues that have to be solved. No one has all the answers but if the national leadership continues to go against science the outcome may not be good. Remember this is a word wide crisis. But to solve this it is going to take top… Read more »

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Rock on Slim and the 2 months that the Trump Administration wasted telling us everything was going to be great, set us so far behind it is going to take a lot longer to claw our way out! Also those 2 wasted months are leading to thousands more deaths! Leadership? What leadership?

Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)

Agreed, Slim. The White House has a list of guidelines for states to use before reopening. Not one state has met the criteria yet. However, Trump is clamoring for every state to reopen. Too many mixed messages. I understand why he’s doing it – he’s hoping to be re-elected. I am not sure Biden can beat him. On the other hand, I thought there was no way in hell that the US would elect a man like Donald J. Trump.

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

You know it Mark, it is like a cult! He says inject disinfectant and his followers say it must be OK because he is our cult leader! Downright scary!

Mookie
Mookie

Remember when COVID was starting to get bad and we were told to stay home – but Rocky said “life goes on” and said he went skiing hundreds of miles up north? And then we saw the ski resorts weren’t even open anymore? What a joke!

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

No Mookie, I went cross country skiing and social distancing is not and issue in the remote north-woods! And this was before the actual stay at home order was issued! Once the order was issued I stopped cross country skiing and I stopped downhill skiing a week before that! Get your facts straight!

Andy W
Andy W

Here was the actual comments from Trump:

And then I see the disinfectant, where it knocks it out in a minute. One minute. And is there a way we can do something like that, by injection inside or almost a cleaning. Because you see it gets in the lungs and it does a tremendous number on the lungs. So it would be interesting to check that. So, that, you’re going to have to use medical doctors with. But it sounds—it sounds interesting to me.

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

So lets check out something that is clearly poisonous! Horrible words from a President!

Andy W
Andy W

He didn’t tell people to drink bleach, just the facts!

Slim

Here at my house I recorded 1.38″ of total rain fall for this system. With all of this rain that mean it will be grass cutting time this weekend. There was a time yesterday afternoon that it was just misting and at that time I planted my tomato plants as they were getting too big for the containers I started them in. I have only a few and have enough containers to cover them with so unless we get a hard freeze in June I should be good with them. At this time it is 60 here with a DP… Read more »

Andy W
Andy W

Hey slim, gotta wait for our backyard “pond” to drain, then I’ll be mowing Sunday. I’ve kept my blueberry plant and pepper plants in their pots so far and they are doing well, because I’ve been bringing them inside on cold nights.