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Re: garden is coming along but now

Dry here too! Very dry and hot. I'm finishing the last of my kitchen cabinets- only one more coat on the pantry doors and then I'm done (well, except for the touch-up of course- but that can wait until another day). Seattle was great- wonderfully cool and moist! Glad to be home here too and that nothing near my house caught on fire while i was away.

andreah wrote:
Well, I'm back from my trip and I'm over it now-Don't know what I was thinking. I missed my yard and my house and the boys while I was there. It's fun, and if the right employment came along someday then maybe, but for now I'm staying put. Everything is so dry-no rain this weekend although it's supposed to storm tonight. I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

----- Original Message ----- From: "Pam Evans" <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, July 02, 2008 4:57 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] garden is coming along but now

Wow. You have been busy woman. Sorry about the back - I hate that. Hoping the shots will help. My brother was in Charleston on his sailing trip here a while back and was very impressed w/ Charleston. Glad Sherman didn't get
that far!

On 7/2/08, andreah <andreah@hargray.com> wrote:

I have itchy feet.......................

First off-the garden really is coming along. Amongst the bamboo, mimosas,
vines, and weeds are now elephant ears, banana trees, canna lilies,
philodendrum, crinum. hibiscus moeschutus, moon vine, perennial morning
mandevilla, Japanese maples, and a myriad of other things I can't even
The shade garden is almost all in with lots of hosta, astilbe, ferns,
camellias, impatiens, hydrangea, etc. It's going to be gorgeous in another year. My back aches and I went to the orthopedic surgeon for a series of
yesterday in L4 and L5. Needless to say I am SORE today. He commented that
"fascia" seemed exceptionally tender. He had to explain to me that was the covering over my muscles, so he gave me extra "juice" to help soothe it. I
back on the 22nd for my second round and if that doesn't help then another
as my right side is also now bothering me, which has never happened. It's
always been the left.Anyway-I'm sure the shots wil help.

About the itchy feet-I know I said I wanted to nothing for the next several
months now that I've finished my degree except have fun and read trashy
romance novels. I'm kind of over that. I've moved on from Nora Roberts to
least Billie Letts, whom I've always like a lot. The other thing is, I'm
to death with my job. Don't get me wrong, it's a good job, good salary for Beaufort, yada yada. However, there are almost no horticultural jobs here
the exception of mowing someone's lawn for $10.00 an hour and that ain't

So, since I've been spending so much time in Charleston lately it got me to thinking. I started looking at some positions up there and have applied for three just for the heck of it. 2 of them relate to my degree and 1 is at
local technical college, basically doing what I'm doing now, but on a MUCH higher level and pay scale, and they have a horticulture program whereby I could potentially teach if they needed an adjunct faculty member, or if a position came open I'd be in the right place. Just seeing what's going to happen. I didn't miss Charleston for years, but now I do. My mom and I have
new, and better relationship so I'm sure that has something to do with the letting go of my refusal to ever move back to Charleston. I would certainly not sell this place as I've decided I will attempt to never sell another
of real estate again until I'm ready to retire for life. I could rent this place in a skinny minute. Anyway-these are thoughts that are mulling about
my head. Charleston simply offers so much more opportunity in SO MANY
than Beaufort and, it's still on the coast and just as beautiful as
only bigger.

How's everyone else?

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Kemp TX
zone 8A

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