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RE: What a week!

Sounds like you have had quite a week Daryl, and it's only
Tuesday............glad you found your dog, and that the rodent is dead
(isn't that  just the most HORRIBLE stench) and that your roof is done.
Gardening pays off!

Andrea H
Beaufort, SC

> [Original Message]
> From: Daryl <pulis@mindspring.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 9/13/2005 5:45:59 PM
> Subject: [CHAT] What a week!
> For those that were following the roofing saga, good news! We finally
have a
> new roof, with a 20 year guarantee an a 5 year guarantee on leaks. Yeah!
> the bad news department, the roof deck was in worse shape than we/he had
> thought, so it cost a bunch more than we were prepared for. In the good
> department, I had given the roofer a bunch of plants so he gave us a good
> price (considering the cost of shingles and all). And he was close-by
> a bunch on gas), so he showed up a couple of weeks early,
> In other news, my ancient computer hard drive started clicking ominously
> Wednesday morning and wouldn't  boot into Windows so I ran into Sam's Club
> and snagged a Compaq.  I've spent the better part of 3 days transferring
> necessary files and getting it up and running. But, it looks like it's
> mostly working now.
> In the bad news department, my elderly dog freaked out with the roofers
> hammering and thumping around ( it was like living in a drumset for a
> of days) and I spent hours trying to find him ( you wouldn't believe how
> small a space a dog can get into!) . In the good news department, I found
> him.
> In the bad news department, the hammering/.thumping cause the old drain
> under the sink to break. In the good news department, well, I guess the
> news is that I had spare towels.
> In the bad news department, I cracked my toe moving the computer stuff
> around. In the good news department, it was only one toe and it's still
> enough to wear sandals.
> In the bad news department, there's a dead rodent in the wall between the
> utility room and the kitchen. In the good news department, it's a dead
> rodent.
> It's been quite a week, but as I've gathered things for the people who
> all to the hurricane, I know I'm truly blessed.
> d - (Heading back out to water. Would you believe it? After more than 2
> of rain in the summer, we're dry as a bone. Even the trees are wilting. I
> suppose part of that is that they put on a lot of surface roots in order
> survive the flooding, and a lot of leaves because they could. We're having
> lots of leaf drop now. )
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