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RE: I hired a gardener
  • Subject: RE: I hired a gardener
  • From: "Johnson, Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 95 CS/SCOSI" <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
  • Date: Fri, 6 Aug 2010 14:37:01 -0700

Yeah, but I need the help because I'm too busy having fun other places!
I'll give up my bit of guilt though, it is silly. Good thing I can laugh
at myself. 


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf Of Pam Evans
Sent: Friday, August 06, 2010 2:20 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] I hired a gardener

amen Cyndi, everyone needs a little help sometimes....

On 8/6/10, BONNIE_HOLMES <bonnie_holmes@comcast.net> wrote:
> Sometimes, you just need some help. With my rotator cuff surgeries two
> years in a row, I had to give up the nagging feelings. My helper took
> two tons of pruning and vines to the landfill. Then, I was happy just
> keep it up but definitely needed to get a handle on it. No guilt. As I
> get older, I can't do as much as I could so take short cuts.
> a neighbor boy who loves autos, detailed my car. Gave him some money
> I instantly had a clean car that I had no time to do. Here's wishing
> guilt for you. Enjoy.
> B
> ETN Zone 7
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 95 CS/SCOSI Johnson" <
> cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Sent: Friday, August 6, 2010 11:32:51 AM
> Subject: [CHAT] I hired a gardener
> I finally made a move towards getting my front garden back into shape.
> The gardener came over a couple nights ago to give us a quote on doing
> the front yard. I was expecting a basic "mow and blow" operation with
> maybe trimming the shrubs around the house, so I showed him that. Then
> he asks me if I really wanted all the little weed trees in the planted
> area...why, no, of course not, I just haven't gotten around to digging
> them out. I was surprised - the people I know who have lawn service
> just that, lawn service. They don't weed or do anything that requires
> decisions. So we had a conversation about weeds, he told me it would
> take a while but they could dig out all the grass and even hand-weed
> where necessary, he seems to know which are plants and which are
> His English is a little broken and my Spanish is practically
> non-existent but I'm pretty sure we understood each other. So I hired
> him. It's cheaper than I expected too, they started yesterday and it
> already looks better. This guy does the lawn at a rental house we own
> and has been reliable there so I have hopes it will work out.
> In the "You Just Can't Please Some People" department, I should be
> ecstatic, and I am mostly, but I still have this nagging feeling like
> this was my responsibility and I'm failing at it. No doubt it will
> as the area gets whipped into shape and I get to do fun stuff like
> planting again.
> I'll be picking peppers and tomatoes this weekend, I'll make roasted
> tomato sauce instead of boiling it down since it's faster, but maybe
> I'll pull out the canner and put up some marinated peppers.
> Cyndi
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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