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Re: Happy Birthday Kathy

Donna, Thanks so much for the b'day wishes. Don't know how you always  
remember such things when you have so much on your plate. How do you work full  time 
and also look after your mother full time?? And there's always the house,  
garden, etc. to do. You must have been glad to see the hard freeze that meant  
you could quit worrying about the gardens for awhile. I have to share with you  
the most exciting Xmas present. You may know that a major gas pipeline is 
being  routed thru IL. In the construction of the ditches they are using 
quantities of  wheat straw to control erosion I assume. When they are done with it 
they have to  remove it and have been delivering it to our property. I now have 
enough straw  to cover a vast area and what I can't use will decompose into 
wonderful stuff.  Sure beats paying $4-5 a bale and lifting it into and out of my 
Just gave myself a sort of b'day present and rescheduled knee replacement  
surgery from Feb to Sept. Now I can worry about it for a much longer time! I was 
 afraid I might not be able to do my landscaping work by April if I went 
ahead  with the Feb date. And I still have a lot of inventory to sell in the 
spring.  Can't really afford to not work this spring as retirement money is worth 
half  what it was. Guess I should be grateful there is still some left. Kathy
In a message dated 1/6/2009 5:44:59 A.M. Central Standard Time,  
gossiper@sbcglobal.net writes:

Happy  Birthday Kathy!

Hope the birthday fairy brings you everything you want  and then  some!


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