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RE: A little rant (mostly joking)

Cyndi, I know EXACTLY what you mean about both. Beaufort has always been
weird weather-wise, so I"m kind of used to that. If you visit here you
always have to bring winter and summer clothes, as it might be 40 one day
and 75 the next. I am so tired of yucky weather this spring though. Seems
to be lasting forever. Usually it's 75 degrees daily in mid-March. This
year it's only happened twice that I recall. And very wet this year too.
I'm sure by August I'll be complaining that it's too dry so I'd better shut

I am the same way about the noisy vehicles. I live in a cul-de-sac in a
very quieet neighborhood and every once in a while on a Saturday morning
some yayhoo gets out some recreational vehicle and fires it up. Irritates
the crap out of me. I like my quiet weekend mornings. Of course I have none
of that now as I have a dog lying at my feet relentlessly squeaking a
stuffed toy.........The rest of us are trying to ignore him. 

> [Original Message]
> From: Johnson Cyndi D Civ AFFTC/ITSR <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
> To: gardenchat@hort.net <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 3/21/2005 5:44:49 PM
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] A little rant (mostly joking)
> Spring is fickle everywhere isn't it? Just the nature of things. Here we
> usually don't have so much overcast though - it can be cold and windy, or
> warmish and windy, but the overabundance of rain isn't that common. It
> rained again at my house while we were in Death Valley so at least I
> that. Always seems that the day I choose to plant the biggest section of
> vegetable garden is the day it will be the windiest, just so I can be out
> there getting dirt in my face and seeing my seed packets scatter. 
> You know what, you're right about the vehicles. I just called the highway
> patrol to gripe and they confirmed that it isn't legal to ride those
> on our street. They said they'd try to send a car out on the weekends.
> will they actually do that...probably not...but I feel better. And when I
> get annoyed I can call again. 
> I'm much happier now than I was this morning. But I'm at work...hmmm must
> something wrong there...I was out at lunchtime and you can see all the
> yellow goldfields opening on every unpaved piece of land; there are a
> zillion painted lady butterflies zipping by on their way to wherever it is
> they go; and what do you think, the clouds are rolling in, so it's not
> to be gorgeous tomorrow while I'm stuck here in this windowless room. So
> there. :-)
> Cyndi
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Of Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center
> Sent: Monday, March 21, 2005 1:50 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] A little rant (mostly joking)
> Well, Cyndi, at least you get beautiful Mondays, mine is grey.  However,
> last Friday was fantastic.  (and my day off!)  I rather like having Fri
> Sun off because it gives me a better chance of one of them being decent
> when they are back to back as in Sat/Sun.
> Spring can be pretty fickle around here.  It can be too cold/rainy/windy
> times to work outside, too soon to uncover things, too early to work the
> cold soil.  When the right time comes you're busy with something else
> earning a paycheck).  Unfortunately, if you don't grab what chances you
> (or those you make) the next thing you know it is too hot/dry/sunny at
> to work outside, too late uncovering things, or the soil is too hard to
> work.
> As to the noise, "> However many of these maniacs live in the neighborhood
> and I'm not sure I
> > want to generate ill-feeling."  Welllllllll, they didn't mind 
> > generating
> YOUR ill feeling, did they?  There are noise ordinances and driving
> and city codes for a reason. Some things you can't complain about - like
> when the kids start playing b-ball across the street while I work on the
> front bed.  The thump-a-thump-a-thump-a drives me nuts, so I have to go
> in the back.  But that's mild compared to all those motors and the dust
> must be kicking up.
> Check the city code first re licenses, types of vehicles allowed on
> and decible levels so you know where you stand.  Does your neighborhood
> association have a newsletter?  Have them print up an article about what
> and isn't allowed to give these kids fair warning (if they're not from
> neighborhood, they certainly should not be using your street)  And if they
> still don't heed the laws, call the cops. No joke.
> Kitty
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Johnson Cyndi D Civ AFFTC/ITSR" <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Monday, March 21, 2005 12:23 PM
> Subject: [CHAT] A little rant (mostly joking)
> > I'm sure I'm not the first person to notice this, but why is it that 
> > the weather always gets worse on the weekends? Oh sure, I've heard the 
> > theory about traffic causing particulates to accumlate during the 
> > week, but I
> don't
> > buy it. Still it's true that so far this year I go to work on a 
> > beautiful Monday - like today - and by the end of the week it's 
> > completely overcast and 30mph winds for two days - all blowing out by 
> > the next Monday, which
> is
> > gorgeous once again.
> > I went to Death Valley Friday and Saturday to see the wildflower show. 
> > And it was a show. It would have been even better if the sun had ever 
> > come out during the two days we were there, not to mention the alkali 
> > and salt dust blowing badly enough to cause white-out conditions. (I'm 
> > exaggerating a little. The dust storm only lasted a couple hours. And 
> > I do have a few
> nice
> > pix, just have to post them.) I guess having the rain that makes such 
> > a
> show
> > possible means it's going to be overcast this spring, but the entire 
> > week before that had been fine. Sheesh. I spent half yesterday weeding 
> > one of my garden areas, there was a lot of grass so it took me quite a 
> > while. You know, I heard less noise when I
> lived
> > next to the Ventura Freeway. I want to rant about that too. What makes 
> > people think that because we live on a dirt road it's a playground for 
> > motorcycles, dirt bikes, ATVs, quads, and what have you. I live in a 
> > real neighborhood, fer cryingoutloud, not a raceway. I'm tempted to 
> > call the
> cops
> > (as if they'd actually come out) to see if all the tiny children 
> > racing around on these motor vehicles on our street have a driver's 
> > license. However many of these maniacs live in the neighborhood and 
> > I'm not sure I want to generate ill-feeling. That's my rant.
> > On the plus side, I still have plenty of daffodils although their season
> is
> > almost ended. The lilacs are blooming and many trees are beginning to 
> > leaf out. I can see buds on the roses. The local wildlfowers are still 
> > going
> full
> > blast. I planted peas, lettuce, and onions last weekend and next one I
> might
> > put in the tomatoes - suitably protected - but I'll wait on the direct 
> > seeded stuff like beans, squash, and melons for another week at least. 
> > Peppers will not go out until mid-April I expect. Much to do!
> >
> > Cyndi
> >
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