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RE: My car (was small tiller/cultivator)


My mother bought it new back in 66. I learned to drive in it (mumble
years later) and it was my daily car for years. We still have some of
the original tags and things. I'm a little sentimental over that part
but mainly it's just way cool to drive a classic, people point at you on
the road and ask if they can buy it. And it is fun to drive, it's just
not very comfortable compared to today's cars plus it gets horrible
mileage...so I don't drive it unless I can put the top down, then you
get into the "too hot" or "too cold" thing. When I do want it, it's a
pain to get it ready because it's been sitting there for a long time.
Most of last summer was wasted because husband had a couple big projects
hogging the driveway and I couldn't get it out of the garage. But
sometimes I'll take it out and there's just nothing nicer than to be in
that car.   
It deserves better than me but I keep saying one year I'll be good to
it. Maybe it will be this year.  

Cyndi


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf Of Kitty
Sent: Monday, March 05, 2007 2:17 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] small tiller/cultivator

Ok, what's the special story behind the Mustang? ;+) Kitty neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message -----
From: "Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT" <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, March 05, 2007 10:34 AM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] small tiller/cultivator


> Hah, too funny. I could tell stories about what husband has packed in
> our garage too. But I am not blameless either, I have a 1966 Mustang
> convertible in there and I only drive it maybe once a year - takes
> longer to get the thing ready to go than I use it - and there's no
> particular reason I don't drive it except that it isn't convenient.
But
> I'll never sell it. 
> 
> Cyndi
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf Of Kitty
> Sent: Saturday, March 03, 2007 4:07 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] small tiller/cultivator
> 
> And who decided you needed all of these?
> 
> Don't get me wrong, I know that women overbuy things, too, but usually
> not things that take up so much space and do more-or-less the same
job.
> (and no, a red sweater does not do the same job as a blue sweater.
Nor
> does one black sweater always do the same job as another black
sweater)
> 
> Last Halloween my exH asked if he could use my car to get a snowblower
> since he no longer had a truck.  He bought the biggest one they had
> which was mounted on a pallet and fork-lifted into the back of my car.
> (small SUV with the top removed)  He has a short, 2-car-wide drive and
a
> small sidewalk leading to the front door. I asked why he didn't get
> something smaller and he said he wanted to be sure it had enough
power.
> Well, we got it home, but the only space left in the 2-1/2 car,
> extra-deep garage was the path through the garage into the house.  And
> no, he can't get his car in the garage. 
> Instead there's one of those riding leaf-picker-uppers, a 15 inch wood
> planer, stacks of lumber, piles and piles of g**-knows-what, and every
> tool under the sun.  Yes, my 14x25 garage has a lot of stuff in it but
I
> can get my car in it, too.  And, for the most part, I actually use
> everything in my garage.  I don't think he has touched that planer
since
> 1986.
> 
> When we cleaned out my dad's place he had 3 computers, 4 printers, 9
> cameras, 4 TVs, 3 VCRs, 1 triple deck organ plus 2 separate keyboards,
2
> guitars, 3 banjos, 1 violin.....
> 
> Kitty
> neIN, Zone 5
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Donna" <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Saturday, March 03, 2007 5:39 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] small tiller/cultivator
> 
> 
>>I will be joining you in the dog house...
>>
>>  I have a garage full of 'stuff'.....lets just do one type item :(
>>
>> We have three snowblowers- a little one for doing stairs (easier to
> just
>> shovel and we now live in a ranch- one stair!!), a regular size one
> that
>> wasn't big enough if we get a large amount of snow, an industrial
size
>> one that works on large amounts but doesn't throw the snow far enough
>> since we have such a wide driveway..... then we got a snow plow
>> attachment for the riding lawnmower (which we don't need since all we
>> have is paths of grass and don't use anymore)... so the end result
>> is...... we shovel snow cause you can't get to the riding lawnmower
>> without moving the car and the drifts make it impossible to get out
of
>> the garage most times..... and the other 3 snow blowers where also
not
>> accessable for the same reason- well, an additional one too, the
> 'extra'
>> car we own also wouldn't start cause no one has started it in over a
>> year, besides being trapped in the garage!
>>
>>
>> Would you like to know about all the rest of the stuff we store cause
> we 
>> 'have to keep it'....
>>
>>  grumbling....
>>
>>  Donna
>>
>> Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net> wrote:
>>  I think you're right about that. I know I'm asking for trouble here 
>> but...
>> In my experience, it is men who who have to have the right machine,
> tool,
>> what-have-you, for every occasion. "You never know when you'll need
> one of
>> those..." But unless you live on a very large lot or plantation,
> storing
>> all that stuff can be a Pain. And it's very expensive if you only use
> it
>> once or twice.
>>
>> As I mentioned before, there's a local retiree who lines up
homeowners
> 
>> every
>> spring and tills their veg gardens for them. He arrives with this
huge
> 
>> Toro
>> tiller that he wheels out the back of his truck and effortlessly
tills
> the
>> garden in minutes. I have had him do jobs for me in 30 minutes that
> would
>> have taken me a solid week of back-breaking labor with a small tiller
> and 
>> a
>> shovel and he only charges about $25. He comes to me, I don't have to
> go 
>> to
>> a rental place. He knows what he's doing; I don't have to read a
> manual to
>> figure out a machine that is new to me.
>>
>> Kitty
>> neIN, Zone 5
>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> From: "Donna"
>> To:
>> Sent: Saturday, March 03, 2007 4:47 PM
>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] small tiller/cultivator
>>
>>
>>>I don't have a small sized tiller, just a large one so I shouldn't be
>>>commenting, but that never stopped me before :)
>>>
>>> I think Daryl had the right idea about renting one, even a smaller
>>> version. If you are buying it just for tilling, how often do you
> really
>>> use it? Mine is lucky to come out once a year and the rest of the
> time
>>> it takes up space. Mine was given to me by a person who was tired of
>>> storing it....
>>>
>>>
>>> Donna
>>>
>>> Theresa W wrote:
>>> Hmm- how tall are you? And do you know which model it is? Is it the
>>> 4-stroke engine? It sounds like that is the one I am considering-
> seems
>>> I may need to go an look at one in person and check out the height
>>> thing. Ordinarily I wouldn't be looking for one either, but I'm
going
>>> to be cutting out the sod in the back yard (which is already been
> killed
>>> off) and want to regrade and amend the soil before replanting sod
(or
>>> grass plugs- haven't decided which). I also want to use it around
the
>>> house where the soil is very compacted from the stucco guys and
>>> scaffolding being there. Sooooo, that's why I'm looking. If I lived
>>> closer I'd come test out your tiller and buy it off you.
>>>
>>> Thersa
>>>
>>> Chris wrote:
>>>> Theresa,
>>>>
>>>> I have a Honda mini tiller that I bought and never used. Actually,
> my 
>>>> son
>>>> used it once on a small bed I was creating. It turns out that I am
> too
>>>> short
>>>> to be able to push down on the handle bar to keep the darn thing in
> the
>>>> ground! We adjusted the handlebar to its lowest point, but it was
> still
>>>> too
>>>> high. Most of the time I'm trying not to disturb the soil in my
> beds, so
>>>> except when creating a new bed, I probably have no use for a
tiller.
>>>>
>>>> Oh, it has an edger that was my main reason for buying it. I don't
> like
>>>> the
>>>> job it did either. It threw soil and grass clumps all over. A
shovel
> 
>>>> does
>>>> a
>>>> neater job!
>>>>
>>>> Just my two cents,
>>>>
>>>> Chris Petersen
>>>> Northport, Long Island, New York
>>>> Zone 7a (Average min temp 50 - 00)
>>>>
>>>> chris@widom-assoc.com
>>>> My garden: http://photos.yahoo.com/chrispnpt
>>>>
>>>>
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