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Re: RE: Where is everybody?


Mercy me too.  And I'd love to have Theresa at my house for a week - WOW.

Pam Evans
Kemp, TX
zone 8A
----- Original Message -----
From: Bonnie & Bill Morgan
Sent: 8/24/2004 8:26:02 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: RE: [CHAT] Where is everybody?

> I'm tired all over again, just reading about your week!
> 
> Blessings,
> Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
> Of Marge Talt
> Sent: Tuesday, August 24, 2004 2:19 AM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Where is everybody?
> 
> > From: Donna <justme@prairieinet.net>
> > What has everyone else done?
> ----------
> Well, last week was a killer; meetings with 2 clients + an out of
> town evening presentation a 3.5 hour drive away - makes for a long
> day when you don't get home until nearly midnight...plus getting
> ready for all the above and the usual run of office paperwork, design
> work, etc.
> 
> In between the above, went to the quarry twice; sorted through their
> huge mountain of rubble stone; loaded about 700 lbs; unloaded it;
> hauled it about 300' down the hill to where I'm building a patio -
> this for the retaining wall that will support it around one side
> (it's a 10' dia. circle on the side of a slope).  Got 8 tons of stone
> dust delivered and have been hauling that by the wheelbarrow down to
> same location - have lost count of the number of loads that have gone
> down there; about half the pile.  Got about 3/4 of the wall for the
> patio built so far.  When that is done and the paving is done, need
> to build a lower retaining wall for a planting bed and get some
> plants in before it's too late.  Really need more rocks to choose
> from as I am at the pick up and try each rock 3 times to get one to
> work stage, but no time to go pick over stone at the quarry right
> now.  
> 
> Garden is in dire need of several days of intensive maintenance;
> leaves are falling; branches and twigs all over from assorted
> thunderstorms, "lawn" needs mowing and I note that hedges need
> pruning and that should have been done 2 weeks ago....sigh.
> 
> Also had a session with the spiderwebs that have been holding the
> house up for the last few months when I got rained out of the garden
> Sat. before last and the general round of errands, chores, fixing
> food, laundry...you know, the fun stuff of life:-)  Have managed to
> keep self occupied;-)
> 
> Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
> mtalt@hort.net
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