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Re: I'm back online!


Donna wrote:
> HA!  Yesterday morning I woke up to minus 6 with a windchill.... hum, never looked, but it was D$%^ cold out there.
>    
>   Welcome back....
>   What didn't you like about the iris??
>    
>   Donna
>   
>
> "Theresa G." <macycat3@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>   No wind this AM and it wasn't raining at 8am- so i did get out and 
> replace the sprinkler head and ripped out as much of the butterfly iris 
> as I could with my bare hands. Still lots of roots to dig out- but at 
> least now I can get to the roots when I decide to return to that task. 
> It is raining now and chilly- about 48 degree. I'm inside painting 
> window trim for the rest of the day.
>
> Theresa
> Jesse Bell wrote:
>   
>> Dang. It must be a LOT warmer where you are. It is 32 degrees today, but
>> the wind chill factor makes it feel like 23. I feel sorry for all the
>> folks that have to be in the MLK parade today. Brrrrrrr.
>>
>>
>>
>> "Theresa G." wrote:
>> I finally have internet again! Spent the weekend doing projects, some 
>> painting, lots of messing with the sprinkler/water system. Long 
>> story.... Last summer I replaced the sprinkler valves with the 
>> anti-siphon valves (seemed like a good idea). Well, ever since the 
>> valves bang everytime they open and shift to the next one. I learned 
>> that this is called "water hammer" and can damage plumbing. So, got the 
>> little part to install on the main sprinkler line and all the parts to 
>> install it. Should have taken me about 30 minutes. Well, once I peeled 
>> all of the pipe insulation off that area, it became obvious that the 
>> sprinkler line off of the main water line was leaking and likely had 
>> been for quite a while. So little project turned into much bigger 
>> project, 2 extra trips to the hardware store, several bruises, sore 
>> muscles and hands, and about 4 hours I finally got it all fixed up. I 
>> have this fantasy that my water bill will be cheaper from now on (I 
>> hope). So for about 5 minute I thought that my sprinkler system was all 
>> fixed- and then I realized that one of the sprinker/bubbler heads was 
>> apparently broken off. That is my job to tackle today. It will be a 
>> pain as it is located between tree roots and this giant overgrown 
>> butterfly iris (which I really just want to dig out entirely).
>> On a positive note- my camellia has started to bloom : )
>>
>> Theresa
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It was huge and looked all ratty.  The flowers were really fairly 
nondescript.  I'd rather have something else there- but I need to finish 
digging up all the rhizomes first... Another day.  I painted all 
afternoon and my arms feel like spaghetti.
Theresa

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