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Re: Hibernation still in effect
  • Subject: Re: Hibernation still in effect
  • From: Pam Evans <>
  • Date: Wed, 1 Sep 2010 15:28:46 -0500

thanks Zem.  I'm about done w/ these past two weeks already.  house leveling
guy comes tomorrow morning.  that should be an interesting friggin'
experience as well.

On 9/1/10, Zemuly Sanders <> wrote:
> Pam, that's awful!!!  Please keep us posted on his progress.  I'll add him
> to my prayer list.
> zem
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Pam Evans" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Tuesday, August 31, 2010 8:42 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Hibernation still in effect
> bad as this water problem is, I'm more worried my brother.  Those SOB's
>> messed up his gall bladder surgery and now they are dithering while he's
>> sinking fast.  I'm so furious I can barely speak.   UGH.   I told mother
>> she's going to have to forget her manners and get in their face - big
>> time.
>> On 8/31/10, Zemuly Sanders <> wrote:
>>> Auralie, I'm so glad Chet is on the mend.  What a fright you must have
>>> had.
>>> And, Pam, your water problem is ridiculous!    I'll agree this is one
>>> summer
>>> I don't want to repeat!  My flower beds also look terrible.  The flowers
>>> are
>>> tough as nails, but so are the morning glories that are all over
>>> everything!
>>> After an electric bill that rivaled the national debt I found that I was
>>> at
>>> the verge of needing a new compressor.  The upside is that my problem was
>>> solved with just a good coil cleaning.  I have about melted in the garden
>>> center this summer, and I think I have beaten all records for the amount
>>> of
>>> iced tea a person can drink in one day.  You are so right, Pam, low 90s
>>> can
>>> feel down right cool!
>>> zem
>>> zone 7
>>> West TN
>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Pam Evans" <>
>>> To: <>
>>> Sent: Friday, August 27, 2010 5:10 PM
>>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Hibernation still in effect
>>> Wow - glad Chet's on the mend.  I can unfortunately relate about the
>>>> garden.  Mine looks like french fried right about now.  Ridiculous.  My
>>>> kid
>>>> brother has his gall bladder out Monday, but he's fine and didn't seem
>>>> to
>>>> pick up any nasty bug the 24 hours he was in the hospital thank
>>>> goodness.
>>>> still no water here, they said maybe by tomorrow - pfffft.  I stopped at
>>>> Elaine's on the way home today to get a shower and wash my hair -
>>>> ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
>>>> On 8/27/10, andreah <> wrote:
>>>>> Thanks Jim, good point. And well, RATS Auralie. Sounds like we all need
>>>>> a
>>>>> break. I'm glad Chet is getting better. My Mama has always insisted
>>>>> that
>>>>> hospitals make people sicker. I may have to give her points for that
>>>>> one.
>>>>> Andrea
>>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>>> From: [] On
>>>>> Behalf
>>>>> Of
>>>>> Sent: Friday, August 27, 2010 11:02 AM
>>>>> To:
>>>>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Hibernation still in effect
>>>>> I'll follow Andrea's lead and try to make a summary of this crazy
>>>>> month.
>>>>> The entire summer has been a garden disaster for me - a combination of
>>>>> extreme heat and drought, too much other work, and not enough strength
>>>>> to work out in the heat.  Something ate all my beans just as they began
>>>>> to bloom.  My other vegetables have not done anything.  The soil in the
>>>>> garden is hard as a rock from the drought - despite years of adding
>>>>> compost
>>>>> and such good things.  My flower beds have also suffered from the
>>>>> drought.
>>>>> Great patches of my epimedium have browned off.  Even some pachysandra
>>>>> has turned brown, and that's usually drought-proof.  The pond is down
>>>>> do
>>>>> a
>>>>> mudpuddle.  I have tried to keep the container-garden going by carrying
>>>>> water, but even that has been a struggle.  Since we're on a well, I
>>>>> can't
>>>>> just
>>>>> use a hose or sprinkler.
>>>>> In addition to all that, I've had more work of all sorts than I've had
>>>>> in
>>>>> years.
>>>>> The book industry must not be suffering as much as I read that it is,
>>>>> for
>>>>> I've
>>>>> had back-to-back indexing jobs all summer.  That combined with flower
>>>>> show preparations on both state and local levels, Horticulture School
>>>>> exams
>>>>> to grade and record, and various other such, plus a computer crash
>>>>> earlier
>>>>> in the summer has kept me tied up.
>>>>> Then there was the visit from my youngest son and his family - 7 yr.old
>>>>> Connor,
>>>>> and Cate who's almost 5.  They were here for three days and then
>>>>> insisted
>>>>> that
>>>>> we go to the city with them for another three days.  We stayed at the
>>>>> Princeton
>>>>> Club, saw a couple of Broadway shows, and a marvelous church service at
>>>>> St. Thomas Episcopal Church on 5th Avenue.  I had been anxious about
>>>>> Chet,
>>>>> since he is getting so slow and tottery, but he seemed to enjoy it all
>>>>> very
>>>>> much.
>>>>> Then last Sunday morning he collapsed in church as he was serving as
>>>>> lay-reader.
>>>>> Luckily the priest saw him going and caught him as he fell, so he
>>>>> didn't
>>>>> hit his
>>>>> head.  He came around quickly, but the EMS team took him to the
>>>>> hospital.
>>>>> There all sorts of tests showed nothing amiss, but the cardiology team
>>>>> insisted
>>>>> on keeping him for observation.  To make a long story short, they
>>>>> decided
>>>>> his
>>>>> blood-pressure medication was too strong, and had caused him to faint
>>>>> from
>>>>> low blood-pressure.  I brought him home on Tuesday looking pale and
>>>>> with
>>>>> cold
>>>>> symptoms.  Wednesday he was so weak he could hardly stand.  I was ready
>>>>> to
>>>>> take him back to the hospital, but of course he refused.  I did get him
>>>>> to
>>>>> the local
>>>>> doctor who diagnosed pneumonia, that the doctor said he had clearly
>>>>> contracted
>>>>> in the hospital.  He has been on strong antibiotics since, and seems
>>>>> better
>>>>> and
>>>>> stronger today.  We will see the doctor again in a bit.
>>>>> I guess that's not a very cheerful or garden-related message, but I
>>>>> wanted
>>>>> to
>>>>> account for my apparent lack of response to the rest of you.  Best
>>>>> wishes
>>>>> to
>>>>> all who have had birthdays I missed.  Pam, I hope your house doesn't
>>>>> fall
>>>>> down.
>>>>> Andrea, there will surely be another job.
>>>>> Auralie
>>>>> In a message dated 8/26/2010 6:10:35 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
>>>>> writes:
>>>>> Hi all-I'm just getting around to actually sitting at my computer in
>>>>> over
>>>>> a
>>>>> week. Summer has been in full on mode here since mind-June. We almost
>>>>> broke
>>>>> a record of over 45 days at 90 or above. Mostly ABOVE. The heat has
>>>>> finally
>>>>> broken but the humidity is still in full swing. Last evening I finally
>>>>> went
>>>>> outside when I got home from work, something I haven't done in weeks.
>>>>> The
>>>>> aphids had attacked my Asclepius so I got out the hose.
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>>>> Pam Evans
>>>> Kemp TX
>>>> zone 8A
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