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Re: Good weekend/ me too


Still saying a prayer for it too!

On 11/8/05, Theresa <tchessie1@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>
> Still no job for DH- still looking and hoping...
> Theresa
>
> Pam Evans wrote:
>
> >Wonderful news Theresa, you could use some! How's DH's job search coming
> >along?
> >
> >On 11/8/05, Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center <
> >4042N15@nationalhearing.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> >>Congratulations Theresa. No realtor commission to pay either.
> >>Sounds like a pleasant day for you.
> >>
> >>Kitty
> >>----- Original Message -----
> >>From: "Theresa" <tchessie1@sbcglobal.net>
> >>To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >>Sent: Monday, November 07, 2005 9:37 PM
> >>Subject: Re: [CHAT] Good weekend/ me too
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>>I also had a great weekend- nothing to do with gardening, but..... we
> >>>accepted a bid on my father's house! yeah! So, if all goes well it
> >>>should close escrow by 11/30 and that will be one less worry that I
> have
> >>>in settling his estate.
> >>>
> >>>I actually went up there on Saturday and looked around to consider what
> >>>fairly inexpensive things I could do to spiff up the place to make it
> >>>more appealing. While I was there I ended up showing the house and
> >>>property to 2 people (I had left the gate open). One of them ended up
> >>>buying the place. I'm really happy that it is sold, but also because
> >>>the family really loved the property and was delighted that there were
> >>>fruit trees planted there (my dad planted them before he even built the
> >>>house). I also had a chance to wander around the property (5 acres)
> >>>which I hadn't had time to do since my dad died. So that was really
> >>>nice for me. Tons of lesser goldfinch (they are so cute the all flock
> >>>to the tree rings when the watering system turns on), warblers, several
> >>>varieties of woodpeckers, jack rabbits, etc. And the neighbor next to
> >>>him has about a dozen sheep. I love the sound of the large brass bell
> >>>on one of the sheep. So- it was a nice day for me, to be followed the
> >>>next day by the good news about the house bid.
> >>>
> >>>Theresa
> >>>
> >>>Andrea Hodges wrote:
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>>It sounds like a great weekend Cyndi. I love weekends like that.
> >>>>
> >>>>Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSR <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
> wrote:I'm
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>glad no one from here was hurt by the tornado. Scary!
> >>
> >>
> >>>>I had such a good weekend. Nothing special happened. But for the last
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>month
> >>
> >>
> >>>>I haven't been able to do much on the weekends - I had back problems,
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>and
> >>
> >>
> >>>>then when that cleared up I got a horrible cold and couldn't do a lot.
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>But
> >>
> >>
> >>>>this weekend I felt great. I finished getting everything tender into
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>the
> >>
> >>
> >>>>greenhouse.
> >>>>Sure had a lot more work to do this year; because I neglected to tend
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>it
> >>
> >>
> >>>>much over the summer things grew really wild. I already mentioned the
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>7'
> >>
> >>
> >>>>tall abutilon (now much smaller); as I pulled stuff out into the lawn
> I
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>had
> >>
> >>
> >>>>to hack off about 4 feet of branches off the geraniums too. The
> bulbine
> >>>>frutescens that Kitty gave me kind of exploded, it's still contained
> in
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>its
> >>
> >>
> >>>>pot but there was so much of it I broke off a bunch of sections to try
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>and
> >>
> >>
> >>>>root. I went to move the big spider plant (ummm...chlorophytum
> comosum)
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>and
> >>
> >>
> >>>>discovered it had gotten so massive it broke the ceramic pot it was in
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>-
> >>18"
> >>
> >>
> >>>>wide and the same deep, about, and there was no soil left, only roots.
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>And
> >>
> >>
> >>>>darn it, the pot was a pretty one I bought in Mexico - of course you
> >>>>couldn't SEE the pot anymore, oh well. I just took some babies and
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>tossed
> >>
> >>
> >>>>the whole thing; in a year I'll have another one just as big. I
> brought
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>in
> >>
> >>
> >>>>the succulents and took a bunch of cuttings to root in a few days. Oh,
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>it
> >>
> >>
> >>>>was good just puttering around.
> >>>>We have not had frost yet. Amazingly enough I still have zucchini,
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>usually
> >>
> >>
> >>>>by the end of September they are pooped out. When I brought in a few
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>for
> >>
> >>
> >>>>grilling on the BBQ my husband just groaned. The peppers are still out
> >>>>there, I picked almost 10 pounds of red and green ones which I'll have
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>to
> >>do
> >>
> >>
> >>>>something with tonight. And the tomatoes are finally producing. They
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>were
> >>
> >>
> >>>>not happy all year but NOW have decided to explode with fruit. I'm
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>almost
> >>
> >>
> >>>>done with preserving though and I am not real fond of most recipes
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>using
> >>
> >>
> >>>>green tomatoes, too bad.
> >>>>Our new dog Trixie is settling in. I've never owned a dog this young
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>(she's
> >>
> >>
> >>>>7 months), what a kick she is. She likes to drink out of the garden
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>hose
> >>so
> >>
> >>
> >>>>the whole time I was in the greenhouse she was right there, sticking
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>her
> >>
> >>
> >>>>head in whatever plant I was trying to water. She isn't reliably
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>housebroken
> >>
> >>
> >>>>yet so last night was the first she spent in our bedroom, suitably
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>confined
> >>
> >>
> >>>>of course. She was pretty excited to be there with us and sleep was
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>elusive.
> >>
> >>
> >>>>Then a group of coyotes started yipping very close, so we got up to
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>check
> >>on
> >>
> >>
> >>>>our sheep a couple times which made her even more excited. But all was
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>well
> >>
> >>
> >>>>and last night everyone slept just fine.
> >>>>My dry garden is still in bloom. I took some pictures but didn't get
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>them
> >>up
> >>
> >>
> >>>>on the web, I'll have to do that tonight too. Everything else in the
> >>>>ornamental garden, except one hybrid tea rose, is winding down for the
> >>>>winter, but the salvias and zauschneria, even some penstemon, are
> still
> >>>>blooming. I don't remember this from last year so it might be that the
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>rain
> >>
> >>
> >>>>we got in October has fooled them.
> >>>>Yep, it was a good weekend.
> >>>>
> >>>>Cyndi
> >>>>
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> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>Andrea H
> >>>>Petersburg, IL
> >>>>
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> >>
> >>
> >
> >
> >--
> >Pam Evans
> >Kemp TX
> >zone 8A
> >
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Kemp TX
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