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RE: Mileage (was RE: Just hot everywhere)

Gee...those kids with the pool could me my kids. :-) I usually try to
let them scream it all out during the daylight hours and get them more
settled by about 6'ish in the evening...I figure people who've been
working all day deserve a little peace and quiet. But sometimes, when
you've got 8-10 or more kids hanging around the place, the noise is
unavoidable and as a parent, I'd sure rather know where my kids are (in
the backyard) and what they are up to (swimming/carousing with friends)
than have them off somewhere doing God only knows what...We are
seriously considering adding a game room on to the house to hold a pool
table and air hockey table when the kids get older...beats having
teenagers out running around!

Hills, IA  zone 5

Work for the Lord:  the pay isn't much but the retirement is out of this world!

 --- On Wed 07/27, Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSR < cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil > wrote:
From: Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSR [mailto: cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil]
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2005 10:11:39 -0700
Subject: RE: Mileage (was RE: [CHAT] Just hot everywhere)

I hear the screaming too, from the kids down the street whose family has
a<br>pool. Right after they built the pool it was so bad I wondered a
couple<br>times if I should call the police. After a bit I figured no
one could be<br>hurt too bad if they'd been screaming at that volume for
20 minutes. <br>Worse for me is when the family next door decides to
take out their dirt<br>bikes/ATVs/quad things and ride around the
property. 2 acres and they ride<br>in circles. That awful revving motor
noise just over and over and over<br>again. I'm waiting for the kids to
get old enough that they think it's<br>boring, but since dad apparently
still finds it entertaining I don't have a<br>lot of hope. And it's not
like there's scenery you know, it's just flat dirt<br>and some shrubs.
What's the point?<br>On the plus side my other neighbors are perfect.
He's retiring in December.<br>I may cry if they move. <br>I have smaller
wishes than the lottery, when I get a few hundred bucks I<br>don't

know what to do with, I'm going to buy those Bose
noise-cancelling<br>headphones. <br><br>Cyndi<br><br>-----Original
Message-----<br>From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net
[mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf<br>Of Pam Evans<br>Sent:
Wednesday, July 27, 2005 9:59 AM<br>To: gardenchat@hort.net<br>Subject:
Re: Mileage (was RE: [CHAT] Just hot everywhere)<br><br>Good point
Kitty. And I don't understand the screaming and yelling<br>Help -
aaaauuuggghhhh all the time. Morning, noon and night. I've<br>told some
of them that if you ever really do get into trouble, no one<br>will pay
any attention to you when you carry on like that. I mean<br>these
blood-curl\dling screams like they're being hacked up by an
ax<br>murderer or something. It's like car alarms, the noise is
so<br>obnoxious you actually hope someone is stealing the car (as long
as<br>it's not yours). Makes me crazy. Wish I could win the Lotto, buy
the<br>whole block and throw the jerks out.<br><br><br>On 7/27/05,

Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing
Center<br><4042N15@nationalhearing.com> wrote:<br>> I don't have a lotof
time to chat with my plants, but if the neighborhood<br>> kids' constant
yelling and screaming helps, ok. What IS it with kids?<br>The<br>> ones
last night sounded older and the yells made me think of warring<br>>
factions. Not a pleasant time in the garden. Then there's the<br>>
high-pitched, constant screaming of little girls trying to see how
long<br>they<br>> can keep it up. No, I don't hate children and I
understand noise and fun,<br>> but sometimes they just seem to carry it
way too far. There are times a<br>> little peace and quiet would be
appreciated. As soon as it started to<br>> sprinkle last night the kids
shut up, so while I worked a little while<br>> longer in the sprinkling
before it actually became rain, I got that little<br>> bit of quietude.
You gotta take it when you can get it sometimes.<br>> <br>> Kitty<br>>
----- Original Message

-----<br>> From: "Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSR"
<cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil><br>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net><br>> Sent:
Tuesday, July 26, 2005 12:22 PM<br>> Subject: RE: Mileage (was RE:
[CHAT] Just hot everywhere)<br>> <br>> <br>> > Ummm. Thank heavens for
Google, I remember watching but not the<br>details.I<br>> > think they
were growing peas.<br>> > They had 7 greenhouses, one with nothing, 2
with someone coming in and<br>> > making nice talk, 2 with someone
making abusive talk, one with heavy<br>metal<br>> > music, one with
classical music. At the end of the month the nice talk<br>> peas<br>> >
were doing a little better, but then their watering system on a
timer<br>> > failed, and everything wilted. So they weighed what was
left, and<br>decided<br>> > that the heavy metal greenhouse had the most
plant mass, the 4<br>> talk-to-them<br>> > greenhouses were no
different, and the silent house was the worst.<br>> > My vegetable
plants are raised on the twice-daily sound of

sheep yelling<br>> for<br>> > alfalfa. I couldn't tell you if it helps
or hurts. :-)<br>> ><br>> > Cyndi<br>> ><br>> > -----Original
Message-----<br>> > From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net
[mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On<br>> Behalf<br>> > Of
kmrsy@netzero.com<br>> > Sent: Tuesday, July 26, 2005 10:04 AM<br>> >
To: gardenchat@hort.net<br>> > Subject: Re: Mileage (was RE: [CHAT] Just
hot everywhere)<br>> ><br>> > > they did do a show that tested<br>> > if
plants grew better with music playing.<br>> ><br>> > Results?<br>>
><br>> > Kitty<br>> ><br>> > -- Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSR
<cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil> wrote:<br>> > They were SUVs. Ford
Explorers, or Expeditions. One of the<br>> Ford-a-sauruses,<br>> >
anyway. I would bet that different types of cars, and different types
of<br>> > driving situations would give different results. For instance,
when I<br>> drive<br>> > with the windows open, it's only my driver's
side window - otherwise<br>> > everything blows all

over the car. I don't remember what they did,<br>> probably<br>> > had
all the windows open. Actual traffic as opposed to steady
speeds<br>might<br>> > be different too. But the TV show isn't supposed
to be a definite<br>> scientific<br>> > conclusion, after all, just a
couple of gear-minded guys coming up with<br>> > experiments.<br>> > To
drag this back into the gardening realm, they did do a show
that<br>tested<br>> > if plants grew better with music playing.<br>>
><br>> > Cyndi<br>> ><br>> > -----Original Message-----<br>> > From:
owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On<br>>
Behalf<br>> > Of kmrsy@netzero.net<br>> > Sent: Tuesday, July 26, 2005
7:54 AM<br>> > To: gardenchat@hort.net<br>> > Subject: RE: [CHAT] Just
hot everywhere<br>> ><br>> > Well, either way, I still think the choice
of vehicle has to have<br>> > something to do with it too. That was a
comparison of 2 of the same<br>> > vehicle - but what was it? An
aerodynamically designed sedan

or a boxy<br>> > SUV or a Miata?<br>> ><br>> ><br>> > Kitty<br>> ><br>>
> -- Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSR <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
wrote:<br>> > If you have ever seen the TV show "Mythbusters", they did
a segment<br>trying<br>> > to prove this. They did two different tests -
one used a mechanic's<br>> whatzit<br>> > (very technical terms, y'know)
to measure engine efficiency and it came<br>> out<br>> > better with the
A/C on. Then they actually measured gas into identical<br>> > vehicles
and drove them around a track, identical speeds, and the
one<br>with<br>> > the windows down went quite a bit farther. However, I
think the speed at<br>> > which they were measuring was pretty low for
highway speeds, like 45 or<br>55<br>> > mph.<br>> ><br>> > Cyndi<br>>
><br>> > -----Original Message-----<br>> > From:
owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On<br>>
Behalf<br>> > Of Daryl<br>> > Sent: Monday, July 25, 2005 3:54 PM<br>> >

gardenchat@hort.net<br>> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Just hot everywhere<br>>
><br>> > Actually, Kitty, with modern cars, it costs more in gas to have
the<br>> windows<br>> > open than having the AC running, due to the way
the airflow over the<br>body<br>> > is designed and the drag with
windows open. Or so I'm told.<br>> ><br>> > d<br>> ><br>> > -----
Original Message -----<br>> > From: <kmrsy@netzero.net><br>> > To:
<gardenchat@hort.net><br>> > Sent: Monday, July 25, 2005 6:42 PM<br>> >
Subject: RE: [CHAT] Just hot everywhere<br>> ><br>> ><br>> > > As I
said, I'm not used to a/c so didn't know where that point
should<br>be<br>> > > to just keep the house ok all day. I will turn it
off tonight until we<br>> > > have another heatwave.<br>> > ><br>> >
><br>> > > I don't use the ac in my car - gas is too high! When I went
to the<br>> > > country the other day, I had the windows down and elbows
up so the air<br>> > > could blow in the sleeves and cool my back as I

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