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RE: A little rant (mostly joking)

Spring is fickle everywhere isn't it? Just the nature of things. Here we
usually don't have so much overcast though - it can be cold and windy, or
warmish and windy, but the overabundance of rain isn't that common. It
rained again at my house while we were in Death Valley so at least I missed
that. Always seems that the day I choose to plant the biggest section of the
vegetable garden is the day it will be the windiest, just so I can be out
there getting dirt in my face and seeing my seed packets scatter. 
You know what, you're right about the vehicles. I just called the highway
patrol to gripe and they confirmed that it isn't legal to ride those things
on our street. They said they'd try to send a car out on the weekends. Now,
will they actually do that...probably not...but I feel better. And when I
get annoyed I can call again. 
I'm much happier now than I was this morning. But I'm at work...hmmm must be
something wrong there...I was out at lunchtime and you can see all the
yellow goldfields opening on every unpaved piece of land; there are a
zillion painted lady butterflies zipping by on their way to wherever it is
they go; and what do you think, the clouds are rolling in, so it's not going
to be gorgeous tomorrow while I'm stuck here in this windowless room. So
there. :-)


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center
Sent: Monday, March 21, 2005 1:50 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] A little rant (mostly joking)

Well, Cyndi, at least you get beautiful Mondays, mine is grey.  However,
last Friday was fantastic.  (and my day off!)  I rather like having Fri and
Sun off because it gives me a better chance of one of them being decent than
when they are back to back as in Sat/Sun.

Spring can be pretty fickle around here.  It can be too cold/rainy/windy at
times to work outside, too soon to uncover things, too early to work the
cold soil.  When the right time comes you're busy with something else (like
earning a paycheck).  Unfortunately, if you don't grab what chances you get
(or those you make) the next thing you know it is too hot/dry/sunny at times
to work outside, too late uncovering things, or the soil is too hard to

As to the noise, "> However many of these maniacs live in the neighborhood
and I'm not sure I
> want to generate ill-feeling."  Welllllllll, they didn't mind 
> generating
YOUR ill feeling, did they?  There are noise ordinances and driving licenses
and city codes for a reason. Some things you can't complain about - like
when the kids start playing b-ball across the street while I work on the
front bed.  The thump-a-thump-a-thump-a drives me nuts, so I have to go work
in the back.  But that's mild compared to all those motors and the dust they
must be kicking up.

Check the city code first re licenses, types of vehicles allowed on streets,
and decible levels so you know where you stand.  Does your neighborhood
association have a newsletter?  Have them print up an article about what is
and isn't allowed to give these kids fair warning (if they're not from your
neighborhood, they certainly should not be using your street)  And if they
still don't heed the laws, call the cops. No joke.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Johnson Cyndi D Civ AFFTC/ITSR" <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, March 21, 2005 12:23 PM
Subject: [CHAT] A little rant (mostly joking)

> I'm sure I'm not the first person to notice this, but why is it that 
> the weather always gets worse on the weekends? Oh sure, I've heard the 
> theory about traffic causing particulates to accumlate during the 
> week, but I
> buy it. Still it's true that so far this year I go to work on a 
> beautiful Monday - like today - and by the end of the week it's 
> completely overcast and 30mph winds for two days - all blowing out by 
> the next Monday, which
> gorgeous once again.
> I went to Death Valley Friday and Saturday to see the wildflower show. 
> And it was a show. It would have been even better if the sun had ever 
> come out during the two days we were there, not to mention the alkali 
> and salt dust blowing badly enough to cause white-out conditions. (I'm 
> exaggerating a little. The dust storm only lasted a couple hours. And 
> I do have a few
> pix, just have to post them.) I guess having the rain that makes such 
> a
> possible means it's going to be overcast this spring, but the entire 
> week before that had been fine. Sheesh. I spent half yesterday weeding 
> one of my garden areas, there was a lot of grass so it took me quite a 
> while. You know, I heard less noise when I
> next to the Ventura Freeway. I want to rant about that too. What makes 
> people think that because we live on a dirt road it's a playground for 
> motorcycles, dirt bikes, ATVs, quads, and what have you. I live in a 
> real neighborhood, fer cryingoutloud, not a raceway. I'm tempted to 
> call the
> (as if they'd actually come out) to see if all the tiny children 
> racing around on these motor vehicles on our street have a driver's 
> license. However many of these maniacs live in the neighborhood and 
> I'm not sure I want to generate ill-feeling. That's my rant.
> On the plus side, I still have plenty of daffodils although their season
> almost ended. The lilacs are blooming and many trees are beginning to 
> leaf out. I can see buds on the roses. The local wildlfowers are still 
> going
> blast. I planted peas, lettuce, and onions last weekend and next one I
> put in the tomatoes - suitably protected - but I'll wait on the direct 
> seeded stuff like beans, squash, and melons for another week at least. 
> Peppers will not go out until mid-April I expect. Much to do!
> Cyndi
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