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Re: garden is coming along but now

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  • Subject: Re: garden is coming along but now
  • From: "Pam Evans" <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 2 Jul 2008 15:57:37 -0500
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Wow.  You have been busy woman.  Sorry about the back - I hate that.  Hoping
the shots will help.  My brother was in Charleston on his sailing trip here
a while back and was very impressed w/ Charleston.  Glad Sherman didn't get
that far!

On 7/2/08, andreah <andreah@hargray.com> wrote:
> I have itchy feet.......................
> First off-the garden really is coming along. Amongst the bamboo, mimosas,
> vines, and weeds are now elephant ears, banana trees, canna lilies,
> split-leaf
> philodendrum, crinum. hibiscus moeschutus, moon vine, perennial morning
> glory,
> mandevilla, Japanese maples, and a myriad of other things I can't even
> recall.
> The shade garden is almost all in with lots of hosta, astilbe, ferns,
> camellias, impatiens, hydrangea, etc. It's going to be gorgeous in another
> year. My back aches and I went to the orthopedic surgeon for a series of
> shots
> yesterday in L4 and L5. Needless to say I am SORE today. He commented that
> my
> "fascia" seemed exceptionally tender. He had to explain to me that was the
> covering over my muscles, so he gave me extra "juice" to help soothe it. I
> go
> back on the 22nd for my second round and if that doesn't help then another
> as my right side is also now bothering me, which has never happened. It's
> always been the left.Anyway-I'm sure the shots wil help.
> About the itchy feet-I know I said I wanted to nothing for the next several
> months now that I've finished my degree except have fun and read trashy
> romance novels. I'm kind of over that. I've moved on from Nora Roberts to
> at
> least Billie Letts, whom I've always like a lot. The other thing is, I'm
> bored
> to death with my job. Don't get me wrong, it's a good job, good salary for
> Beaufort, yada yada. However, there are almost no horticultural jobs here
> with
> the exception of mowing someone's lawn for $10.00 an hour and that ain't
> happening.
> So, since I've been spending so much time in Charleston lately it got me to
> thinking. I started looking at some positions up there and have applied for
> three just for the heck of it. 2 of them relate to my degree and 1 is at
> the
> local technical college, basically doing what I'm doing now, but on a MUCH
> higher level and pay scale, and they have a horticulture program whereby I
> could potentially teach if they needed an adjunct faculty member, or if a
> position came open I'd be in the right place. Just seeing what's going to
> happen. I didn't miss Charleston for years, but now I do. My mom and I have
> a
> new, and better relationship so I'm sure that has something to do with the
> letting go of my refusal to ever move back to Charleston. I would certainly
> not sell this place as I've decided I will attempt to never sell another
> piece
> of real estate again until I'm ready to retire for life. I could rent this
> place in a skinny minute. Anyway-these are thoughts that are mulling about
> in
> my head. Charleston simply offers so much more opportunity in SO MANY
> things
> than Beaufort and, it's still on the coast and just as beautiful as
> BEaufort,
> only bigger.
> How's everyone else?
> A
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zone 8A

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