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RE: RE: was heavy sod, now concrete removal


Ha!  You GO girl.   I'm not real big myself and people are always amazed when they look around here and find out I did all the work myself.  I keep telling them that under the layer of "insulation" that I'm very muscular (which comes in handy).
LOL

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Theresa- yahoo" <tchessie@yahoo.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Fri, 27 Dec 2002 07:35:11 -0800

>Small- but very determined!  My husband couldn't believe that I got the
>photinia shrubs out of a hedge row- I had asked for his help and he couldn't
>get the last 3 out either.  So I quit for the day and returned to it early
>the next morning.  They came out eventually- took lots of pulling, cutting,
>and hacking at them- but they finally came out!
>
>Theresa
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
>Behalf Of Pamela J. Evans
>Sent: Thursday, December 26, 2002 8:08 PM
>To: gardenchat@hort.net
>Subject: RE: [CHAT] RE: was heavy sod, now concrete removal
>
>
>Ugh.  How handy are you w/ a sledge hammer?   But you're kind of a small gal
>aren't you, so that may not work?
>
>---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
>From: "Theresa- yahoo" <tchessie@yahoo.com>
>Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
>Date:  Thu, 26 Dec 2002 20:05:06 -0800
>
>>I'm afraid these are really set in the concrete very well.  And I want the
>>concrete gone too.   We may be talking about a jack hammer to get it out
>I'm
>>afraid.
>>
>>Theresa
>>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
>>Behalf Of Donna
>>Sent: Thursday, December 26, 2002 7:43 PM
>>To: gardenchat@hort.net
>>Subject: RE: [CHAT] RE: was heavy sod, now concrete removal
>>
>>
>>Might want to run an ad in a local paper... giving away flagstone, you
>>dig out and remove. Not sure if it would work in your area of the
>>country, but around here... it is gone in a day. Heck if I was few
>>thousand miles closer.... I would be at your doorstep :)
>>
>>Did find in similar circumstances, if you can get something under the
>>flagstone, they usually will break free of the concrete... depending on
>>how long they have been there and how well it was constructed to begin
>>with. Of course concrete here tends to breakdown with the winter
>>heaving.
>>
>>Donna
>>
>>I was being pretty creative building raised beds over a
>>> One other
>>> project I do want to do in spring it to dig out a "ramp" that the
>>former
>>> owner put in.  Basically they cemented flagstones to cover the side
>>> sloping
>>> area of the yard.  Looks so-so, but it is slippery when damp and
>>someone
>>> (like me) is going to kill themself on it one day.  And besides, why
>>have
>>> cement when you can have plants instead!!  Not sure how we will get
>>rid of
>>> the stuff, but I'm willing to give it a try.  Anyone have any concrete
>>> removal experience here?
>>>
>>> Theresa
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
>>> Behalf Of Pamela J. Evans
>>> Sent: Thursday, December 26, 2002 6:47 PM
>>> To: gardenchat@hort.net
>>> Subject: RE: [CHAT] RE: Theresa, found the perfect thing for you.....
>>>
>>>
>>> Couldn't you use the sod to make berms?  That's what I've done w/ all
>>the
>>> sod I've lifted to make new beds.  Made a berm down the whole North
>>> property
>>> line to divert all the runoff from that trashy auction next door.
>>Works
>>> great.
>>>
>>>
>>> ---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
>>> From: "Theresa- yahoo" <tchessie@yahoo.com>
>>> Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
>>> Date:  Thu, 26 Dec 2002 18:26:32 -0800
>>>
>>> >hey- I want to ride the tractor some of the time!  I used to love
>>mowing
>>> the
>>> >lawn on my mom's riding mower when I was a kid and we lived on an
>>acre
>>> (that
>>> >now seems huge to me- sad isn't it?)  I have a feeling that unles
>>David
>>> is
>>> a
>>> >multimillionaire, then having us pool our money won't work either!
>>So
>>> >David... have you been holding out on me?  Should we have bid your
>>> fortunes
>>> >to buy a city on Ebay??
>>> >
>>> >We aren't supposed to overload our garden waste barrels either, but
>>there
>>> is
>>> >no way I could have a compost area large enough for the amount of
>>stuff I
>>> >create.  Maybe once I have everything exactly as I want it.... haha-
>>I
>>> know
>>> >that will never happen- I can always think of something else to buy,
>>> move,
>>> >change, etc.  So, sometime before 2 weeks go by and the garden waste
>>> truck
>>> >returns, I have to haul some of the sod out of that barrel and throw
>>it
>>> in
>>> >(forgive me!) the trash barrel.  Then they will take it all away.
>>P.S.
>>> I
>>> >already know what I want for Christmas next year- one of those
>>> chipper/leaf
>>> >shreadder things.  Using the lawn mower the chop up leaves just isn't
>>> very
>>> >fun- you get half asphyxiated (sp?)from all the dust it creates.
>>> >
>>> >On a brighter note- I finally got the bedside tables stained today
>>and
>>> >hopefully I'll get the first coat of varnish on tomorrow.  What I
>>really
>>> >want it the other 2 walls fo the bedroom painted tomorrow!  Doubt it
>>will
>>> >happen though- my hands/joints are killing me just from the staining.
>>> >Whomever called me a young one, needs to trade hands with me- mine
>>simply
>>> >don't work like they used to and it is very annoying!
>>> >
>>> >Theresa
>>> >Sac, CA zone 8-9.
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >-----Original Message-----
>>> >From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
>>> >Behalf Of Donna
>>> >Sent: Thursday, December 26, 2002 6:10 PM
>>> >To: gardenchat@hort.net
>>> >Subject: RE: [CHAT] RE: Theresa, found the perfect thing for you.....
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >I think you and David need to pull your money together and buy
>>this....
>>> >I could see it now... a gardening city! And David gets to ride the
>>> >tractor! :)
>>> >
>>> >Here, we have to bag all yard waste... and you can't put anything
>>heavy
>>> >into a paper bag :(.... You need to start a compost section for this
>>> >type of thing. I send my weeds to where DH works.... the animals love
>>to
>>> >munch on them, all other stuff goes into a compost area.
>>> >
>>> >Donna
>>> >
>>> >>
>>> >> If I had won the powerball jackpot- I probably would have bought
>>this!
>>> >> Then
>>> >> I would have lots and lots for room to plant things.  And I
>>wouldn't
>>> >have
>>> >> to
>>> >> deal with the ding-dang "green waste" guy refusing to take my
>>barrel
>>> >> because
>>> >> it was too heavy!
>>> >
>>> >> Theresa
>>> >> Sac, CA zone 8-9
>>> >> raining and very dreary here
>>> >>
>>> >> Got just the thing for you to buy!
>>> >> Donna
>>> >>
>>> >> WANTED: NEW OWNER FOR RUSTIC CALIF. TOWN
>>> >
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