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Re: No gardening?

oh Chris - I pray your hubby getrs home safe and sound!!!

On 12/13/07, Chris <chrispn@optonline.net> wrote:
> Judy,
> I'm so sorry to hear about your mother-in-law. Now that I'm older I really
> appreciate having my MIL and father still in my life. I get very
> melancholy
> knowing that there may not be much time left with them.
> We are experiencing ice and freezing rain since about noon.  I'm out sick
> for the second day, and I consider myself lucky as I would be driving my
> 33
> mile commute on a sheet of ice!  My husband is driving home from Boston as
> I
> write this.  I couldn't convince him to stay over night. It will probably
> be
> a VERY long drive!  It usually takes 6 hours.  Last I heard, he was
> driving
> 15 mph.  There is more snow north of here, so it will be slow going for
> him.
> We have an inch of that wet compacted snow on the grassy areas, but my
> walkway is coated in ice. I hate when he goes on business trips in the
> winter! So far the power seems to be ok- no flickering lights.
> Boy, Jesse, I feel for you!  I worry about keeping all my animals and
> plants
> warm.  Years ago we were without power for a week due to an ice storm. At
> that time I had an extensive collection of African Violets and gesneriads.
> It didn't take long without power to turn my collection into mush.
> I did get outdoors last weekend to plant a few bags of alliums that I
> ordered very late in the season.  I never finished the fall list of
> chores.
> I always seem to be playing "catch up" on all fronts. :(
> Stay well everyone,
> Chris Petersen
> Northport, Long Island, New York
> Zone 7a (Average min temp 50 - 00)
> chris@widom-assoc.com
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