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By Fauxpaws on Apr 18, 2014 at 1:44 PM

Yep, made the garden center run and got everything I needed except the ajuga. I might just blow that off until next year and get to the garden center earlier in the year, since they all seem to get it in in March and don't reorder. And I've got enough to do right now anyway. Good job getting the benches done! A few touch-ups shouldn't take long. You should think about maybe getting some knee pads? I use them for gardening and boy do they make a difference! I'm glad your teacher friend is feeling better, but it is kind of a shame that it's financial reasons that will bring her back instead of a love for the job.

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By Sylviag on Apr 18, 2014 at 9:05 AM

Missed a msg. Is the deck done now? Are you staining it or just a clear seal? And the shower? All that handman work was probably quite exhausting LOL Are you going to the parents for Easter?

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By Sylviag on Apr 18, 2014 at 7:52 AM

Mornin. Both went to doc yesterday and came out with a bunch of prescriptions for AntiBs, Bryan aso some prednisone to stop the bronchial spasms as he hasn't been able to get a good night's sleep in a week, generic Flonase nose spray for me as doc thinks I am allergic to juniper pollen. Once he knew we had never spent a Spring here he said that is very likely as it is a very big problem with a lot of people here. Not too much else here I have not been exposed to in WA, except the juniper. He did not mention culinary shrubbery as a possble cause :) Already feeling a bit better this morning and hope we can leaver Snotsberry Farm soon :) We have over 20 people coming for Easter (8 kids betweeen 10 and 17) so am glad we will be way more healthy by then. Made giftee bags for the kids with mostly savory stuff but of course a chocolate bunny and a few buckstucked in an egg. We have kept on doing what we need to do, can't lay around for weeks. Been chasing the early morning deer commuters off the terraces so they don't munch on my flowers til we get a fence up. And then we saw a rabbit and we were like, "Awww, how cuuute" until it started chewing on a flower! Bryan got on my case for chasing away the Easter bunny :) What next - flower munching pack rats? The two fencing bids were very high but in line with each other. Bryan decided he will do it himself with son's help who has put up many post and wire fences. Plus oldest gson is anxious to earn some money and he has helped his Dad with fences. 2-10 May they will have free yard refuse dumping to promote yard clean-up before fire season. I've raked a bzllion needles and pine cones off the lawn and in a big pile and am working on the very front wild area between the lawn and the road that we just barely touched last fall. It has 4-5 inches of compressed needles and I a having to use a pitchfork rather than a rake to get down to the dirt. Bryan fertilized and is having to water already; in WA we often didn't have to water til Jul depending on rainfall. Lucy LuLu great, no more eye drainage after a week of AntiBs. Sonny in yesterday for teeth cleaning as he had a lot of gingivitis. He was sure glad when we picked him up. The holding cages at the vet are just like in the shelter and I am sure he thought we dumped him off. Costco and grocery store to get everything for Easter. I sure don't want to be there today or tomorrow. Tonight out to Mexican for son's BF's 36th birthday.What been going on for you?

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By Fauxpaws on Apr 18, 2014 at 7:12 AM

Phooey, Giants! Yep, I've got one more garden center nearby and will try that one before I head out to the 30-acre one out in the boonies. I wouldn't mind getting a couple more azaleas, too. I think I'll get a couple of the repeat bloomers so maybe I'll have some blooms over the summer months. It would be nice to get those benches sanded and done. I would imagine they take some time. It is too bad your teacher friend avoids technology. There's so much on the web to make good use of these days. How is she feeling these days? Has she decided whether she's coming back next year?

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By jennybookseller on Apr 17, 2014 at 9:48 PM

She is and she does! I have the front and back covers done, so it will be very soon. Hope all is well out your way!

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By Fauxpaws on Apr 17, 2014 at 3:20 PM

Well, 2 out of 3 ain't bad, and they've still got a chance. Candy coating as adultery! Good 'un! Maybe in another 10 years or so. Hah! I did get to Wally World and found a couple of great shrubs I'd been looking for at less than half the price I would have paid at the garden center. I forgot to get more garden soil tho, dammit, and didn't find any more ajuga. Ah well, tomorrow's another day! Good for you getting to the repair work! I'd say that, along with school, qualifies as a good day's work!

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By Fauxpaws on Apr 17, 2014 at 7:47 AM

Oh poot. That should be "aren't" exactly a requirement. Doh!

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By Fauxpaws on Apr 17, 2014 at 7:46 AM

M&Ms are exactly a requirement, but always welcome! Not to mention an easy and inexpensive way to get on my good side. Yes, it's the plain ones for me. Peanuts have their place, but I like my chocolate unadulterated, thank you. The weather was nice and sunny but stayed on the chilly side. I got outside for a while but didn't get much accomplished. Too bad you couldn't get a scroll saw lesson, but it sounds like the videos were a hit. Yellowstone in particular has so many different things to see that you can't see anywhere else. And they're even more amazing when you see them in RL! I'm trying to decide if I need to go to Wally World today and the garden center tomorrow or vice versa. Wally World is definitely the less fun of the two but I can check out their garden center while I'm there and pick up more garden soil, plus see if there are any bargains. Have fun "screwing" around! hahaha! I just had to get that in.

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By Fauxpaws on Apr 17, 2014 at 4:14 AM

So it turned out to be a very nice day! Chuck bought me the requisite bag of M&M's and we went out to dinner at Copeland's for some Cajun grub. It was all good. Elf got a little extra gushy food and some extra brushing in honor of his b-day. He didn't seem to notice, tho now he might be expecting "extra" on a daily basis. Like he doesn't get enough attention to begin with! How did the scroll saw lesson go? That was a great idea, giving your dad something to teach you that he's good at and has a passion for.

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By jennybookseller on Apr 16, 2014 at 8:25 AM

Hi, BD! New blog post: http://booksellingwithweegee.blogspot.com/ Hope all is well out your way! I've got an editor pal reading my manuscript and I'm working on the cover now. Getting close!

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By Fauxpaws on Apr 16, 2014 at 4:14 AM

Aw, what a sweet and thoughtful lol! Just like looking out my window! Thanks, pal!! I don't know what we'll do today. Chuck woke up long enough to wish me a happy bday before rolling over and going back to sleep. That might be all the celebration I get. No telling with that guy! Hah! As for Elf, he turns 5 today and you can imagine how excited he is about that. Nawt! Ack, I forgot all about yesterday being a school day for you. Nice long walks are much better than getting all dirty and having to clean up again. In the summer I always put off my shower until I've gotten my yard duties done so I won't have to take another one. Tho sometimes I take a quickie before bed anyway just to cool off and sleep better.

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By Fauxpaws on Apr 15, 2014 at 3:17 PM

Those 6 books are scattered among all of our libraryl branches, actually, but it's easy enough to request one to be sent to the branch near us for pickup. So really, I'm kind of amazed they don't have more. It's chilly out but the sun is shining brightly. I found some great Becky sticks out front today! Did you make any more progress on the balcony sanding today?

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By Fauxpaws on Apr 15, 2014 at 10:13 AM

I can see why she was so happy about the ad! The pic looks perfect next to the promo - and boy, is she a pretty lady! It sure sounds like she's doing great as a writer. I looked in my library website and they have 6 of her books listed, so I'll have to pick one up on my next trip. Romance is not exactly my thing, but the mystery part appeals. I still make the bed every day, tho sometimes I wonder why I bother. After Elf gets through tearing around on it (which of course he does several times a day!) I just have to remake it. Still, it makes the whole room look tidier and you don't notice the rest of the mess strewn all over everything else quite so much when the bed's made. Yeah, right!

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By Fauxpaws on Apr 15, 2014 at 6:39 AM

Wow, you're a handy guy to have around! I hope your sis likes the photo addition, too. What sort of writing does she do? Has she ever been published? The thing about kitchens is that, if you ever do get them sparkling, it only last until the next meal. I gave up on having a sparkling kitchen eons ago.

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By Fauxpaws on Apr 15, 2014 at 4:19 AM

Hooray for getting the shower project done! Very impressive! I think we can forgive you for the less-than-sparkling kitchen under the circumstances. How did the taters turn out? Dinner must have been delightful and a nice reward for all of your labors. We're finally done with the rain, at least for a few days. It'll still be chilly out today, but chilly with sun is a whole lot nicer than chilly with rain and wind. We're at 35 degrees right now so I'm pretty confident that none of my flowers will die off. Whew.

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By catmom on Apr 14, 2014 at 1:45 PM

Oh, my sanding and staining a deck is a big project! Pork on the smoker sounds yummy, tho, and I can just imagine how good it smells, too. What happened to your shower doors? The worst of the storm is past; we're just left with the winds now. It blew so hard earlier that one of my window screens upstairs blew off the window... That particular window has a four poster canopy bed in front of it, so I either have to haul out the big ladder and replace it from the outside or carefully move the big bed away from the window enough to open the shutter and window, and replace the screen from the inside. It is always something, isn't it? Yes, our adoptions were 'light' last week, but we have mostly adults available now, and it is harder to find homes for adults, sadly. Kitten season will be here in a few weeks though, so I am sure we will have more youngsters available soon. What do you have planned to go along with that pork on the smoker?

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By Fauxpaws on Apr 14, 2014 at 12:45 PM

Wow! I think we need to have Becky put a paw to your forehead and check your tempy! You must have worked up a fever, getting all that done before lunch! We just had another bout of thunderstorms roll through so rather than listen to that, I vacuumed downstairs and dusted the living room. Felt pretty good about that but you've got me beat. Still, other than cleaning up the morning mess in the kitchen, that's it for me. I have a reputation to uphold! There are 5 cardinals on the balcony, all fussing over the seeds. A bright spot in an otherwise dull day!

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By Fauxpaws on Apr 14, 2014 at 10:39 AM

I won't be getting outside today except to check on the new ajugas and cover the flowers later. The temperature has dropped to 50 and it's so wet and yukky out there that there's not much to be done. We've still got more rain to get through too, tho it won't amount to much. Tomorrow should be sunny, so that'll help dry things out. Shower AND deck work today, eh? That's the spirit! And a yummy smoked pork butt for dinner to top off a day of progress! I might have to do some vacuuming so I don't feel like a slouch next to you. =)

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By Sylviag on Apr 14, 2014 at 9:01 AM

Morning BD, we're still sickie - sigh. Worst cold ever - OR germs are nasty I must say :) Getting better though. Made decision to work during the day while the weather has been beautiful, eating easy freezer dinner and early to bed. The greenhouse is all done and some plants and seeds put in. The first terrace is 3/4 all cleaned up and I'm in the process of planting over 75 gal size perennials we picked up at our nursery yesterday. Not an easy task as I've got to take out a huge bucket of the rocky volcanic dirt and replace it with a bucket of the 50/50 mix we had delivered from the nursery, plant the purties and haul everything up and down the terraces. Good thing I only have to do that once! Great exerise though. We've wiffled and waffled about fencng in the terraces and part of the back yard and decided we will do it to keep the deer out of the flower garden and off our eventual back deck. So we're getting fencing estimates. Busy time of year here and a couple of places Bryan has called are 2 months out which will not work. He did get one ompany to come out tomorrow and their etimated time is three weeks which would be OK. Looked up nerve ablation and it is an electrical radio frequency thing? So totally non-invasive. Hope it gives him some relief. Hope to be back here on a regular basis soon,

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By catmom on Apr 14, 2014 at 8:30 AM

Good morning BD. How are you and the lovely Miss Becky this morning? Did my shift at the adoption center this morning. We had 3 adoptions last week, with one pending this PM. I don't know if that pending one will happen today though; right now we have a huge thunder storm and cold front moving into San Antonio, Thunder, lightening and lots of wind. I made it back from Petsmart just before the worst hit. We are supposed to get some hail with this one too. I just hope the power stays on and none of my trees suffer a lightening strike. New fridge is great. Stocked back up and running great!

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