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Re: Home again/weather

Frost here again this morning- 3 days in a row now.  The leaves on the 
bradford pear have finally realized it is fall and are turning yellow 
and red.  Last night was a low of 30, was 28 the day before.  Tomato 
plant froze and is just pathetic looking now.  I need to go yank it 
out.  Was a beautiful looking day today, but chilly still.  I'm going 
Xmas tree hunting tomorrow with a friend.  I'm not getting one this 
year, instead, I'm going to get a rosemary bush shaped like a tree to 
decorate.  I even found tiny little light this year for it!  We'll be in 
Texas for the week of Xmas, so I just didn't feel like doing a live tree 
this year.  It's sort of an every other year thing for me I guess.  We 
do now have 2 coats of stucco on the house and hopefully they'll be able 
to attach the window sills and do the final color coat next week.  Keep 
your fingers crossed.  All of this really cold weather we've had has 
resulted in every little tiny ant in the world finding it's way into our 
house.  What a pain!!  They aren't harmful, jsut the little tiny black 
ones, but in large numbers they are a nuisance.  I put out some ant 
stakes around the back of the house today, so hopefully that will slow 
them down some.

Stay warm all of you in chillier places than I-


Cathy Carpenter wrote:
> Not so, here. It started last night with little balls of ice - not  
> sleet, as there was no rain mixed in - the TV weatherman had a term  
> for it, but can't recall it. Then the snow started. I woke around  
> 3AM, looked out and could see nothing but the faint lights of our  
> neighbor's house across the farm pond. As though it was a dense fog,  
> but it was the snow. At 6:30, we had 12+ inches on the ground on top  
> of what DH described as a layer of "icy styrofoam". The news said it  
> would take road crews 12 hours to clear the roads. It took DH 5 hours  
> to snow blow and shovel the drive and front sidewalk. I did my part  
> with coffee, waffles, and sausage (did not offer to pitch in outside,  
> as he has usually managed to be away for major snowfalls, and  
> besides, I couldn't do homemade waffles if I was shoveling! Long  
> range forecast looks good, despite the below normal temperatures.  
> Almost finished my Christmas decorating.
> Cathy, west central IL, z5b
> On Dec 1, 2006, at 1:26 PM, Donna wrote:
>> well - thankfully- it isn't bad here at all.  Light dusting of snow  
>> caused
>> some slush, but that is about it.  It looked much worse on the  
>> radar maps then
>> it was...
>> Road out front is still flooded and doesn't appear to be freezing
>> up at all.... nor draining! - last week the state came out and  
>> pressure
>> flushed the sewers- looked like a volcano errupting as they had to  
>> close the
>> road down it was spitting so bad including some chunks of cement...  
>> didn't
>> help :(   Never used to flood till they replaced the road and sewer  
>> system a
>> couple years ago...
>> Whew.... dodged the bullet here!  I don't think everyone
>> was as lucky tho!
>> Donna
>> ----- Original Message ----
>> From: james singer
>> <islandjim1@verizon.net>
>> To: gardenchat@hort.net
>> Sent: Friday, December 1,
>> 2006 1:00:09 PM
>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Home again/weather
>> Just checked our 5
>> day forecast.  Will get appreciably cooler than
>> today. TWC continues to
>> broadcast the misery up north. My sympathies.
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