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Re: sprinkler woes!/but pond success!


Hope he finds something soon Theresa. Maybe he just is one of those types
that "has to work" I, not being one of those people, don't understand it
either. ;-)  I'm sure a nice long Honey-do List would give him something to
occupy himself...............
A

Andrea H
Beaufort, SC


> [Original Message]
> From: Theresa <tchessie@comcast.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 8/15/2005 10:01:37 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] sprinkler woes!/but pond success!
>
> Thanks for the words of support Kitty.  I'm sure he'll find something 
> too, and fortunately we are in good shape with my income, his severance 
> followed by unemployment.  It's just driving him crazy not to have 
> someplace to go each morning. (I personally don't understand this- but 
> try to be supportive anyway).
>
> Theresa
>
> kmrsy@netzero.net wrote:
>
> >Theresa, 
> >The hunting is the hard part. I hope he at least as some unemployment
> >compensation. A friend of mine's daughter had a premie babie 4 mos ago.
> >It was time for her to return to work, but she decided to stay home so
> >they filled her position. Her husband had been with Mercedes Benz for 10
> >years in some sort of computer analysis program, so they felt in good
> >shape. Well, right after she declined going back to work, they let him
> >go with no severance, no notice, no nothing. It's all so very cut-throat
> >out there.
> >
> >
> >Your DH is well qualified and I hope he finds something soon.
> >
> >Kitty
> >
> >-- Theresa <tchessie@comcast.net> wrote:
> >Nothing yet- interviews, but nothing too exciting.  Still hunting...
> >
> >Theresa
> >
> >Pam Evans wrote:
> >
> >  
> >
> >>Good news on your mom's pond.  Sorry the sprinkler situation is still
> >>a hassle.  How's the job search going for DH BTW?  Any bulletins
> >>there?
> >>
> >>On 8/14/05, Theresa <tchessie@comcast.net> wrote:
> >> 
> >>
> >>    
> >>
> >>>I forgot to mention.  My brouther in law finally got time to put the
new
> >>>flexible liner into my mom's little pond at her house in Texas.  She
was
> >>>sooooo thrilled.  She called me up to tell me how good it looked and
she
> >>>has plans to get more large rocks to place around the edges to decorate
> >>>it more.  She's also going to get a couple new goldfish tomorrow!
> >>>
> >>>Theresa
> >>>
> >>>Theresa wrote:
> >>>
> >>>   
> >>>
> >>>      
> >>>
> >>>>Well-  I replaced the back (lawnmower damaged) sprinker.  An easy
> >>>>fix.  With much annoyance I finally got the front connector replaced
> >>>>with a flexible connector.  A pain- but successful.  And I got a new
> >>>>controller box from OSH.  Their Toro controllers were on sale this
> >>>>weekend as it turns out- so saved $15 (ended up paying $45 for an
> >>>>8-station controller).  It really was easy to connect and program.  So
> >>>>I'm happy with it.  Then, of course, I tested everything etc.  And now
> >>>>a new sprinkler out front isn't working right- so unscrew it to see
> >>>>what the problem is.  No where need enough water is getting to it.
> >>>>Tried flushing the line- no luck.  What ever is stuck in the line is
> >>>>really stuck.  I opted not to tackle that one with weekend, as it will
> >>>>require taking part of my garden wall down to get to the line and
> >>>>likely cutting it, flushing it, and repairing it.  Oh joy!
> >>>>
> >>>>On a more positive note, I transplanted my deutzia to a shadier (and
> >>>>damper) location before it fried to a crisp.  Also, I thinned the
> >>>>'blood grass' (I can't remember it's real name) and moved the extra to
> >>>>where the deutzia was.
> >>>>Theresa
> >>>>
> >>>>james singer wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>>     
> >>>>
> >>>>        
> >>>>
> >>>>>Man, what a pain. RainBird is a good choice, though.
> >>>>>
> >>>>>On Aug 14, 2005, at 11:01 AM, Theresa wrote:
> >>>>>
> >>>>>       
> >>>>>
> >>>>>          
> >>>>>
> >>>>>>Well-  One of my sprinkler heads sprung a leak(my husband ran over
> >>>>>>it with the lawn mower), so I went out to fix it.  Realized that one
> >>>>>>of the connectors to the sprinker head on another out front had
> >>>>>>cracked.  didn't get it fixed- need to go to the store and get a
> >>>>>>part.  But, thought I'd give the other zones a nice drink in the
> >>>>>>mean time.  And....the main controller has gone burzerk!  So...
> >>>>>>clearly it has lived as long as it will (13 years), so not only will
> >>>>>>I be going to the store for the cracked part but also apparently for
> >>>>>>a new controller unit.  Oh the thrill of it all!  The one I have is
> >>>>>>a Lawn Genie- think I'll spring for the the Rainbird this time.
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>Theresa
> >>>>>>
>
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> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>            
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>Island Jim
> >>>>>Southwest Florida
> >>>>>27.0 N, 82.4 W
> >>>>>Hardiness Zone 10
> >>>>>Heat Zone 10
> >>>>>Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> >>>>>Maximum 100 F [38 C]
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