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Re: Good weekend/ me too

I am glad you had the time to spend there wandering
around... and the house sold quickly!


--- Theresa <tchessie1@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> I also had a great weekend-  nothing to do with
> gardening, but..... we 
> accepted a bid on my father's house!  yeah!  So, if
> all goes well it 
> should close escrow by 11/30 and that will be one
> less worry that I have 
> in settling his estate.
> I actually went up there on Saturday and  looked
> around to consider what 
> fairly inexpensive things I could do to spiff up the
> place to make it 
> more appealing.  While I was there I ended up
> showing the house and 
> property to 2 people (I had left the gate open). 
> One of them ended up 
> buying the place.  I'm really happy that it is sold,
> but also because 
> the family really loved the property and was
> delighted that there were 
> fruit trees planted there (my dad planted them
> before he even built the 
> house).  I also had a chance to wander around the
> property (5 acres) 
> which I hadn't had time to do since my dad died.  So
> that was really 
> nice for me.  Tons of lesser goldfinch (they are so
> cute the all flock 
> to the tree rings when the watering system turns
> on), warblers, several 
> varieties of woodpeckers, jack rabbits, etc.  And
> the neighbor next to 
> him has about a dozen sheep.  I love the sound of
> the large brass bell 
> on one of the sheep.  So- it was a nice day for me,
> to be followed the 
> next day by the good news about the house bid.
> Theresa
> Andrea Hodges wrote:
> >It sounds like a great weekend Cyndi. I love
> weekends like that. 
> >
> >Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSR
> <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil> wrote:I'm glad no one
> from here was hurt by the tornado. Scary!
> >I had such a good weekend. Nothing special
> happened. But for the last month
> >I haven't been able to do much on the weekends - I
> had back problems, and
> >then when that cleared up I got a horrible cold and
> couldn't do a lot. But
> >this weekend I felt great. I finished getting
> everything tender into the
> >greenhouse. 
> >Sure had a lot more work to do this year; because I
> neglected to tend it
> >much over the summer things grew really wild. I
> already mentioned the 7'
> >tall abutilon (now much smaller); as I pulled stuff
> out into the lawn I had
> >to hack off about 4 feet of branches off the
> geraniums too. The bulbine
> >frutescens that Kitty gave me kind of exploded,
> it's still contained in its
> >pot but there was so much of it I broke off a bunch
> of sections to try and
> >root. I went to move the big spider plant
> (ummm...chlorophytum comosum) and
> >discovered it had gotten so massive it broke the
> ceramic pot it was in - 18"
> >wide and the same deep, about, and there was no
> soil left, only roots. And
> >darn it, the pot was a pretty one I bought in
> Mexico - of course you
> >couldn't SEE the pot anymore, oh well. I just took
> some babies and tossed
> >the whole thing; in a year I'll have another one
> just as big. I brought in
> >the succulents and took a bunch of cuttings to root
> in a few days. Oh, it
> >was good just puttering around. 
> >We have not had frost yet. Amazingly enough I still
> have zucchini, usually
> >by the end of September they are pooped out. When I
> brought in a few for
> >grilling on the BBQ my husband just groaned. The
> peppers are still out
> >there, I picked almost 10 pounds of red and green
> ones which I'll have to do
> >something with tonight. And the tomatoes are
> finally producing. They were
> >not happy all year but NOW have decided to explode
> with fruit. I'm almost
> >done with preserving though and I am not real fond
> of most recipes using
> >green tomatoes, too bad. 
> >Our new dog Trixie is settling in. I've never owned
> a dog this young (she's
> >7 months), what a kick she is. She likes to drink
> out of the garden hose so
> >the whole time I was in the greenhouse she was
> right there, sticking her
> >head in whatever plant I was trying to water. She
> isn't reliably housebroken
> >yet so last night was the first she spent in our
> bedroom, suitably confined
> >of course. She was pretty excited to be there with
> us and sleep was elusive.
> >Then a group of coyotes started yipping very close,
> so we got up to check on
> >our sheep a couple times which made her even more
> excited. But all was well
> >and last night everyone slept just fine.
> >My dry garden is still in bloom. I took some
> pictures but didn't get them up
> >on the web, I'll have to do that tonight too.
> Everything else in the
> >ornamental garden, except one hybrid tea rose, is
> winding down for the
> >winter, but the salvias and zauschneria, even some
> penstemon, are still
> >blooming. I don't remember this from last year so
> it might be that the rain
> >we got in October has fooled them. 
> >Yep, it was a good weekend.
> >
> >Cyndi
> >
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