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Re: Good weekend/ me too

Congratulations Theresa.  No realtor commission to pay either.
Sounds like a pleasant day for you.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Theresa" <tchessie1@sbcglobal.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, November 07, 2005 9:37 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Good weekend/ me too

> 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
> >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.
> >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
> >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
> >pot but there was so much of it I broke off a bunch of sections to try
> >root. I went to move the big spider plant (ummm...chlorophytum comosum)
> >discovered it had gotten so massive it broke the ceramic pot it was in -
> >wide and the same deep, about, and there was no soil left, only roots.
> >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
> >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,
> >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
> >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
> >7 months), what a kick she is. She likes to drink out of the garden hose
> >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
> >yet so last night was the first she spent in our bedroom, suitably
> >of course. She was pretty excited to be there with us and sleep was
> >Then a group of coyotes started yipping very close, so we got up to check
> >our sheep a couple times which made her even more excited. But all was
> >and last night everyone slept just fine.
> >My dry garden is still in bloom. I took some pictures but didn't get them
> >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
> >we got in October has fooled them.
> >Yep, it was a good weekend.
> >
> >Cyndi
> >
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> >Andrea H
> >Petersburg, IL
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