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Re: today....

> Ended up taking more breaks for water than working! Managed to fall into a
> window well and get bite by a spider... Geesh... gardening was just not
> meant for me today!

Ouch!  I hope you're OK!

I think my biggest spider fear is getting bitten by a brown recluse.  I've
seen photos of the wounds and they take years to heal.  Something about my
flesh dying and falling off just isn't appealing...

> What did everyone else do?

Well, since I stayed up late trying to thing of clever names for the 
hort.net URL shortening service ;), I didn't get out into the yard until
noon or so. 

The heat wasn't too bad today (about 78), but the humidity was awful.  I
think it was about 110% or so, and I was out there without a snorkel.  I'm
planning on bottling our atmosphere and selling it to nuclear power plants
as 'heavy water'.

Anyhow, I didn't do much but was *soaked*.  My shirt, my shorts -- I looked
like I'd been playing in the sprinklers all day.

I broke up some of the concrete patio that I want to remove, then took the
reciprocating saw and cut out as much of the rebar and iron mesh that was
still in there and getting in the way.  Then I took the broken pieces and
scattered them in a depression under the pine trees at the back of my 
lot.  I'm probably about 1/3 done with the razing of my patio, but I had
to stop.

After that I moved 22 bags of pine bark fines that I found at Lowes (really
nice stuff, almost like powder, and only $3/2 cu. ft bag!).  Unfortunately,
they're also very heavy -- on the order of 50-80 lbs each.  

Then I cut back my William Baffin rose that's in front of the house since 
it just finished blooming (it was incredible this year!).  I need to tie 
it back and then I'm going to plant a clematis underneath to let it ramble
through the stalks.

Oh yeah!  In the process of moving mulch Romeo got in the way and I had to
swerve, so I broke off one of the irrigation system sprinkler heads at the
base.  I dug a hole and put together a replacement piece with PVC/parts and 
solvent, but haven't put it into the main line yet.  I'll do that 
tomorrow.  :)


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