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Re: now train trip- was Sad cat news


This is not likely, since the beetles fly and lay eggs in July-Aug. Then, if
there is an infection by the larvae...the tree is dead by the following
year.

betsy
----- Original Message -----
From: "Donna" <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, October 18, 2008 11:36 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] now train trip- was Sad cat news


> I would be nervous using infected wood.  Might be eggs etc that would
> compromise my entire house....
>
> Donna
>
>
> --- On Sat, 10/18/08, holmesbm@usit.net <holmesbm@usit.net> wrote:
>
> From: holmesbm@usit.net <holmesbm@usit.net>
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] now train trip- was Sad cat news
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Date: Saturday, October 18, 2008, 10:22 AM
>
> I wish someone had come up with the idea when we were losing wood to the
> beetle...most of ours just rotted.
>
>
> > [Original Message]
> > From: Betsy Kelson <bkelson@ix.netcom.com>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Date: 10/18/2008 8:56:38 AM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] now train trip- was Sad cat news
> >
> > A friend of mine had a kitchen island built with this wood before it
> became
> > fashionable. A lovely beige/grey combo.
> >
> > betsy
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: <holmesbm@usit.net>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Thursday, October 16, 2008 3:27 PM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] now train trip- was Sad cat news
> >
> >
> > > Someone in Colorado is experimenting in using the pinebeetle wood.
> He
> > > timbers it before the tree rots and is turning it into molding, trim,
> etc.
> > > The wood has a blue color where the beetles have tunneled into the
> tree.
> > >
> > >
> > > > [Original Message]
> > > > From: <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
> > > > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > > > Date: 10/15/2008 2:58:43 PM
> > > > Subject: Re: [CHAT] now train trip- was Sad cat news
> > > >
> > > > Well, we're back. Sandy seems like her old self.  The vet
> came the day
> > we
> > > left
> > > > and gave her another injection - said she couldn't believe
> how much
> she
> > > had
> > > > improved. I'm so thankful, but think it must have been an
> error at the
> > > lab.
> > > > Anyway, we went and came back - two nights on the train each
> way.  I
> > don't
> > > > ever want to have to do that again.  We had the deluxe suites,
> but
> even
> > > so
> > > > there wasn't much room to move around.  Our meals were
> brought to us
> so
> > > > that we didn't have to stagger up and down corridors.  The
> showers
> > didn't
> > > > really work that well, but we were able to clean ourselves.  The
> ride
> > was
> > > > really
> > > > rough part of the way, especially at night when the train went
> much
> > faster
> > > > than during the day.  The layovers in Chicago weren't bad -
> there is a
> > > very
> > > > nice waiting room for sleeper passengers.  They carried our
> baggage
> for
> > us
> > > > and gave us rides to the cars.  On the way back we were
> scheduled for
> a
> > > six-
> > > > hour layover in Chicago, but the train was four hours late from
> Denver,
> > > and
> > > > when we got to Chicago they put us right on the train out- we
> were in
> > the
> > > > waiting room less than half an hour.  Didn't get any supper
> that
> night,
> > > but
> > > > that
> > > > was not a big problem.  I'm just thankful to get home and
> find
> > everything
> > > > right
> > > > back here.
> > > >
> > > > Colorado was beautiful, as always.  They said the color was at
> its
> peak,
> > > and
> > > > it's true the aspens were lovely.  We had seen fall colors
> in the West
> > > before,
> > > > and I always remembered aspens as being pure gold.  This year
> there
> was
> > a
> > > > lot of pinky-orange color such as I had never seen before.  My
> son who
> > > lives
> > > > there said he had never noticed it before.  What would cause
> this?
> > > Weather?
> > > > Soil conditions?
> > > >
> > > > We took a couple of great day-trips - up to Estes Park and
> across the
> > > divide.
> > > > On the West slope there is a great deal of damage from pine
> beetles -
> > > entire
> > > > slopes of dead trees.  I assured my son that the forests will
> recover
> -
> > > I've
> > > > seen
> > > > such damage in Chincoteague and other places where regrowth was
> > incredibly
> > > > quick - but he is sure that the area is done for.  Of course he
> is
> > > concerned
> > > > from
> > > > a real-estate viewpoint since they are considering buying a
> weekend
> > place
> > > in
> > > > the mountains.  And of course Ma wouldn't know anything
> anyway.
> > > >
> > > > The grandchildren were fun, but after six days I was exhausted.
> Two
> > more
> > > days
> > > > on the train coming home didn't help.  Now I am beginning to
> catch up
> > bit
> > > by
> > > > bit.  Nice to go, but good to be home.
> > > > Auralie
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > In a message dated 9/29/2008 7:52:20 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> > > > gossiper@sbcglobal.net writes:
> > > >
> > > > How long of a layover in Chgo?  I am thinking you will be at
> union
> > > station, so
> > > > becareful!... Not the greatest part of town.  I would offer to
> come
> get
> > > you,
> > > > but most likely I will either be working or tending to mother
> who had
> > hip
> > > > replacement last week.... but you never know!
> > > >
> > > > We did steam engine trains for a week all throughout Colorado.
> It was
> > the
> > > > BEST way to see the countryside.  (I realize you are doing
> amtrack or
> > > such).
> > > >
> > > > Donna
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > --- On Mon, 9/29/08, Aplfgcnys@aol.com <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > From: Aplfgcnys@aol.com <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
> > > > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Sad cat news
> > > > To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > > > Date: Monday, September 29, 2008, 3:37 PM
> > > >
> > > > Thanks so much for all your support and prayers.  The issue is
> not yet
> > > > resolved.  Today the vet was surprised at how much better Sandy
> seemed,
> > > > so she recommended putting off a final decision.  The problem is
> that
> we
> > > > are leaving on Thursday for ten days, and don't want to
> burden the
> > persons
> > > > who will be feeding the cats, and also don't want to leave
> Sandy
> > untended
> > > > if she is likely to go into a decline.  Today she seems like her
> old
> > self,
> > > > but
> > > > the vet says that may end at any time.
> > > >
> > > > Some time ago there was a discussion here of train travel.  I
> didn't
> pay
> > > > too
> > > > much attention since I had no experience to share nor any plans
> for
> such
> > > > travel. However, since we have given up our usual semiannual
> trips to
> > > > Chincoteague, Chet has decided that we shoud visit our youngest
> son in
> > > > Colorado.  Flying is such a hassle, and he is just not up to the
> long
> > > hikes
> > > > through airports, so he and #3 son decided we should go by
> train.
> This
> > is
> > > > a major undertaking - involves a layover in Chicago and two
> nights on
> > the
> > > > train.  We have a reservation in one of the larger rooms, and
> they
> > promise
> > > > "red hat" service to handle our baggage, etc.  It
> would have been
> > > > less
> > > > expensive to fly.  Anyway, Chet is quite excited at the
> prospect.  I
> > dread
> > > > it,
> > > > but have no choice.  I have laid in a stock of mysteries to keep
> me
> > going.
> > > > At least the visit should be fun.  We are promised that our
> youngest
> > > > granddaughter will play in a soccer game - three-year-old soccer
> has
> to
> > be
> > > > the most absure idea I have heard of in a long time.  This
> > three-year-old
> > > is
> > > > already competitive - dominates her six-year-old brother
> completely.
> > > > It seems that the Logan girls are the jocks in the family.  My
> older
> > > grand-
> > > > daughter, now out of college, has had a go at competitive
> swimming,
> > > > all sorts of horsey sports including barrel racing, and crew at
> college.
> > > The
> > > > boys, unfortunately, have not been outstanding in any positive
> way.
> > > >
> > > > All that doesn't make our cat problem any easier, but I am
> trying to
> > take
> > > > it
> > > > day to day and see what happens.  Again, thanks for all your
> support
> > > > Auralie
> > > >
> > > >
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