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Re: What a week!


Speaking of dead things...This summer I did the really stupid thing of putting a dead armadillo in my garbage can. It was probably hit by a car, but it walked to the end of my driveway before dying. I didn't know what to do with it, and in a fit of idiocy wrapped it in plastic, put it in another plastic bag and stuck it in the big green can for THREE DAYS! It melted. I am grateful the garbage man still picks up my trash.
zem
----- Original Message ----- From: <hodgesaa@earthlink.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2005 6:03 PM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] What a week!


Sounds like you have had quite a week Daryl, and it's only
Tuesday............glad you found your dog, and that the rodent is dead
(isn't that  just the most HORRIBLE stench) and that your roof is done.
Gardening pays off!
A

Andrea H
Beaufort, SC


[Original Message]
From: Daryl <pulis@mindspring.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Date: 9/13/2005 5:45:59 PM
Subject: [CHAT] What a week!

For those that were following the roofing saga, good news! We finally
have a
new roof, with a 20 year guarantee an a 5 year guarantee on leaks. Yeah!
In
the bad news department, the roof deck was in worse shape than we/he had
thought, so it cost a bunch more than we were prepared for. In the good
news
department, I had given the roofer a bunch of plants so he gave us a good
price (considering the cost of shingles and all). And he was close-by
(saved
a bunch on gas), so he showed up a couple of weeks early,

In other news, my ancient computer hard drive started clicking ominously
on
Wednesday morning and wouldn't boot into Windows so I ran into Sam's Club
and snagged a Compaq. I've spent the better part of 3 days transferring
necessary files and getting it up and running. But, it looks like it's
mostly working now.
In the bad news department, my elderly dog freaked out with the roofers
hammering and thumping around ( it was like living in a drumset for a
couple
of days) and I spent hours trying to find him ( you wouldn't believe how
small a space a dog can get into!) . In the good news department, I found
him.

In the bad news department, the hammering/.thumping cause the old drain
pipe
under the sink to break. In the good news department, well, I guess the
good
news is that I had spare towels.

In the bad news department, I cracked my toe moving the computer stuff
around. In the good news department, it was only one toe and it's still
warm
enough to wear sandals.

In the bad news department, there's a dead rodent in the wall between the
utility room and the kitchen. In the good news department, it's a dead
rodent.

It's been quite a week, but as I've gathered things for the people who
lost
all to the hurricane, I know I'm truly blessed.

d - (Heading back out to water. Would you believe it? After more than 2
feet
of rain in the summer, we're dry as a bone. Even the trees are wilting. I
suppose part of that is that they put on a lot of surface roots in order
to
survive the flooding, and a lot of leaves because they could. We're having
lots of leaf drop now. )

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