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Re: I got a leafblower!

Amen to that!   And happy b-day Cyndi!   Sounds like you are married to a
man who understands you very well - lucky you!!

On 8/4/08, Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net> wrote:
> I used to use my electric leafblower to blow out my dryer vent (my dryer is
> in the middle of the house) and for cleaning out the garage.  But I never
> could get the hang of using it for leaves.  I'd always lose too much of my
> mulch.  So my LB is at my sister's house and if I need it I have to go
> "borrow" my own tool. BTW, it vaccuum/shreds leaves too, but most leaves
> here are maple and maple stems do not shred, they wad - even in my 5HP gas
> chipper shredder.
> However, I understand completely the thrill of a new yard implement.  My
> chain saw died last year in the middle of a big pruning project.  I got a
> new Craftsman for my birthday and used it several times  this year.  A real
> thrill!
> So forget diamonds; give me equipment!! - or mulch - or plants.  Wasn't it
> Bonnie Morgan who got a load of mulch ofr her BD one year?
> Kitty
> neIN, Zone 5
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Johnson, Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 95
> CG/SCSRT" <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Monday, August 04, 2008 11:51 AM
> Subject: [CHAT] I got a leafblower!
>  Okay so it's not that much to get excited about, but I am. Husband
>> bought me an electric leafblower for my birthday and I tried it out
>> right away. I should have gotten one years ago! It did a much better job
>> getting the dirt off the patio than sweeping or water, I even got all
>> the debris that piles up between the potted plants. Of course, in the
>> winter there will be oodles of leaves, but I can blow those onto the
>> lawn and then mow them up.   I didn't try using it as a vacuum/shredder,
>> which it claims it can do...I doubt it, since we had an electric leaf
>> shredder once and it didn't work worth a darn, but we'll see. What it
>> doesn't do as well is get dirt that's been kind of glued down by water,
>> like under the dog's water bowl.  But all in all, I'm very pleased. It
>> isn't very noisy and being electric there's no exhaust pollution.
>> My co-workers will think I'm some deprived person, I didn't get jewelry
>> or fancy clothes for my birthday, I got a leafblower... but I knew you
>> guys would understand!
>> Cyndi
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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