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trugasCA

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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2013 10:54:24 PM

l am a gardener well l like to plant things and watch them grow. So spring is my favorite time of year.
l also enjoy the sun and getting in the pool as soon as they warm the water a little bit so the shock doesn't kill me. LOL. Swimercise l call it. But that is May, and still a plan.
This is still March and getting the yard presentable is my priority today . So what are you doing now that spring has sprung?
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 8:44:07 AM

I have similar problem with cleaning rags l hung out to dry. The fog was so wet in the a m, that they had to re-dry , but it got hot enough to do that.
I am working on the closets to rid myself of unused clothing, and now have two large bags full from the drawers and not finished yet.
l laughingly said l thot l would donate my ironing basket of things waiting to be ironed. Which l hate to do, and summer is the only time l do iron blouses mostly. But actually wash and wear is my style now and donating everything in the basket may rid me of guilt as well. Smile.
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2013 11:16:49 PM

The weather finally got warm enough for me to remove the flannel sheets on the bed. And yes, I dried them on the clothesline. The forecast changed after the stuff went out, though, so I had to go out and bring semi-dry sheets, etc. in to finish drying. It would have taken another two or three days outside, with all the wet we have had lately!
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2013 3:26:41 PM

HI Playtime and Baylee:
Both sound busy and enjoying life.
Baylee:Clotheslines?
l like them myself for lots of things such as right now in the rain l went and got some soaking cleaning rags out of the bleach water and if l had a clothesline l could hang them in the rain to rinse out the bleach. l just draped them over the bedstead (which is outside) Smile.
Playtime: Bloody lip, wow. What about the outfits and music, was it good? Did you get tired with both on one show?
It is spring rain here in CA that is news. LOL. The vineyards are worried but it should clear up by tomorrow ...then HOT for a week.
Tomorrow my day is slammed, but after that l am free as a bird. Smile.
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 9:48:44 PM

Tru, we have had a lot of weather already this year. A very late spring, then a few days of HOT, and now cool and nice finally!

One result is that the early flowers are finshed (trilliums, snowdrops, violets and the like) but lots of others are all blooming at the same time. Lots of forget-me-nots still around, and buttercups and daisies and dame's rocket and butter and eggs, etc. It's quite a show, and I'm trying to go to different dog-walking places to see them all.

BUT I had to do something this week that's more like a fall or winter chore - a tree started leaning over into the space over our clothesline, blocking the sun and getting supported by a lovely cedar tree. So I've cut enough to free my good tree and give more sunlight. Will finish later, and figure out where to store the bits until they dry.
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 6:44:31 PM

Alice Cooper & Marilyn Manson was a good show! Manson had a big fake blade on the end of his micraphone, some one in the crowd jumped up and bumped it and gave him a bloody lip. Kinda funny how he handled it. After the song he looked over at the person and said " you just busted my lip open, I kinda like you for that!"
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 11:35:11 AM

Baylee: teasing about the temps. Had no real idea of what the temps are up there. l only visited BC and then noted was perfect weather for me..as it is coastal temps.
Spring has sprung esp when Midnight says it has reached the mountains of New Hampshire.
We fluctuate so much but l guess it is spring. 74 is our today high.
We have had a lot of wind here of late. Yesterday was really windy.
l like my new furniture arrangement so much l may leave it this way. l actually have space in the middle of the room (cos l moved the "coffee table" to the bedroom) Now l can barely get to the closet wall. l should get rid of that chest but it is such a nice cedar inside l would hate to think of someone just tossing toys in it. Maybe when l get around to cleaning closet floors l will move it into the closet itself. Where the short things hang. lt's an idea. Then store all those piles of comforters in it. Good idea if it will fit.
That is my next project...clean the closet floors. l did the runners yesterday. (sliding doors)
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2013 11:51:55 PM

Tru, when it gets hot in TO it IS hot. It will be a rough translation, but yes, it can go above 90 F. We are always cooler out of town - winter or summer, day or night.

It's fun seeing a batch of lightning bugs out now - this year's crop looks quite good. And there was a distant flash of real lightning as well last time I looked out - very cool!
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2013 10:10:56 AM

Alice Cooper & Marilyn Manson both on one show! WOW ..
Playtime: let me know if you get home OK.

Baylee: Extreme heat alert? Like 70's ? What is your hottest?
bhpj: it has been 4 days now, what is the progress on the bathroom? And is your back holding up?

Spring....l have done everything l can think of now...even bought 6 more cu ft of dirt. These barrels just eat dirt. This year l decided to grow bell pepper because it was so expensive last year...this year they are giving away bags of beautiful red bell peppers and my fridge is full of them. l still see no signs of them on the plants. Well a few tiny blooms.

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Message Posted: Jun 12, 2013 10:56:15 PM

I'm so sorry to hear about the ash borers! Ash are some of my favourite trees - but anyone who wants a ton of willow wood is welcome to come by here and pick up all you want.

Looks like I can finally sort out and put away winter clothing. It has been impossoble when I've been wearing two sweaters at a time most days, except the few last week with the extreme heat alerts. Strange!
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Message Posted: Jun 12, 2013 9:04:47 PM

Were going to see Alice Cooper & Marilyn Manson tomorrow night! Thats going to be a Freak Show! lol...
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Message Posted: Jun 12, 2013 5:32:58 AM

I have been remodelling my Bathroom everything new walls and floor and it has my back aching
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2013 6:13:26 PM

I repaired some water damage from a leak I fixed a while back. and then painted the entire wall. The wife was not happy with the previous color, I hope she is happy now.
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2013 7:39:57 PM

Finished moving the armoire across the room and the couch to the opposite side. Legs are tired and so am I but glad it is done now. l like it.
More spring cleaning to come and the trunk has goodwill donations in it next time l drive the car.
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2013 12:19:25 PM

Good morning:
Another cool one, so l am baking again...Quiche this time.
Bacon, mushroom and l can hardly wait.
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Message Posted: Jun 4, 2013 8:09:29 PM

Actually it give me time to plan my attack on the next limb while cleaning up one at a time and not spending all day at it.
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Message Posted: Jun 4, 2013 12:02:14 PM

Funny! But actually true. Playtime.

Good morning: l am about to go fix breakfast as l have been up 3 hours and online. HUNGRY. Maybe since it has cooled off l will bake biscuits and make sausage gravy . MMM sounds good.
That will keep me from eating the porkchop cooked last night so l can have it tonight without further cooking.

Got the huge cotton sweater washed and out on the teensy sweater dryer. Will take a few days to dry l guess, specially since it gets damp from overnight fog. Changeup in weather. Love it tho. Hate to live where stays hot at nights.
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2013 9:22:57 PM

A limb a day makes the ash tree go away.
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2013 6:52:35 AM

Good morning all; l have no ambition. No plans or desires really.
l am enjoying peaceful living in our complex and with my friends. Garden and just hanging out.
Only real "plan" l have is to wash a cotton sweater by hand and put it out on a sweater dryer in the yard. lt is long and heavy and quite a chore so l have been putting it off.

[Edited by: trugasCA at 6/3/2013 6:54:23 AM EST]
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Jun 2, 2013 11:41:42 AM

Ambitious people! l am taking it easy. Trying to keep up with Netflix movies, library books and friendly get togethers here.
l love the grand openings of food stores going on in surrounding towns. The grand opening prices are great. Hope they open more..Smile
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Message Posted: Jun 1, 2013 11:47:03 PM

want to put in a new garden, stain the front porch...
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Message Posted: Jun 1, 2013 12:45:08 PM

I am fortunate in that we are warming up and l enjoy meeting with "the group" and having snacks. Dogs love it too. Everyone has dogs but me.l looked on line at local shelters and found nothing for me. l want a senior or mid life dog that is calm, small enough for this tiny apt. and that doesn't require a lot of walking ..l have a small concrete patio and we are looking forward to a promised dog exercise enclosure on our complex but it may be hexed before it starts. One nervous ole lady who is self admitted so negative and doesn't like noise, smells or neighbors is circulation a petition to stop it in her area which is the very best and largest area with shade. That's where they put the garden LOL and it isn't successful...imagine that..? This lady is a dog owner too. But her dog isn't allowed to get down and run around with the other doggies. She keeps her mostly in the basket of her walker and lets her ride everywhere. The last dog she had did have a heart condition, but this one is healthy. NOW.
She recently has left our group because of this petition and l guess she fears our disapproval. But she is entitled to her opinions, she just gets upset when we disagree. She never stayed long as she said it was getting to much noise and she couldn't follow the cross talking we do. The loudest one wins Just joking. But we do laugh and tease each other.
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Message Posted: Jun 1, 2013 11:13:04 AM

I keep trying to move some patio bricks, but between the wife wanting to go shopping & the rain & wet soil, I can't seem to get to it.
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Message Posted: May 31, 2013 8:21:33 PM

Acquired 2 ferns of two types. l don't grow nor am l familiar with their needs, but l think l will hand one the Boston in the carner of the front room. There are two hooks there and we aren't allowed to put them in, so since they are there???<>>>NNN l will use one. Smile.
Then get out and water. l was too busy today. l would like to bake, but too hot right now. l had to turn on the a/c at 5 pm.
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Message Posted: May 28, 2013 9:54:54 AM

It is sad to lose trees. They are such a good thing to have near houses to keep the area cool. Saves a/c money and they are a thing of beauty. My son knowing l love trees, once gave me a book on different types. l do love trees. Guess you can call me a tree hugger. Sure miss the shade of the one in front of this apt. The afternoon sun beats into my frontroom, even tho we haven't had any really high temps yet, it is so hot l can barely touch the door handle to come in. l draw my shade and added a bamboo curtain and we have an overhang.....still HOT. Miss the tree!
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Message Posted: May 28, 2013 6:35:32 AM

I cut the Grass Yesterday and still need to clean up around my Shed so I guess I better work on that
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Message Posted: May 27, 2013 6:45:57 PM

Willow trees are great looking trees and I had put so much work into the tree, tieing it so it would grow straight. I was bummed when the storm blew it over. Oh well, I have a few other small trees that need homes.
I have two Ash trees out front that the Ash Bores have now killed. They will have to come down soon too.
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Message Posted: May 27, 2013 10:38:30 AM

Love willows. There are a few along the creek behind us and at times l can see them moving in the breeze. Lovely tree. Sorry you lost it.
My plans are few and fragmented. But l am enjoying this time of year and my few veggies are growing like weeds. l am trying different veggies this year, except the tomato. l put an artichoke in and a different type of eggplant and bell peppers. l have never grown bell peppers. Fun to see if l get anything.
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Message Posted: May 26, 2013 8:44:25 PM

I finally got the willow tree moved that "Sandy" blew down last fall/winter. Still need to cut it up but its ready. It was sprouting all over the place. Its amazing how wet willow trees are inside.
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Message Posted: May 24, 2013 12:22:46 PM

Going to my first bbq of the season. Hope they have chicken or at least a hamburger. Hot dog doesn't turn me on when grilling.
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Message Posted: May 23, 2013 8:55:01 AM

HUH OH! I was kicked off the watering for each other list yesterday, l was told l am not mobile enough. Does tend to be true. But l imagine l could get a gardener to sub for a few days for me if l go somewhere. Losing interest in that tho, unless l can walk better.
l also keep thinking l spend too much time on Gas Buddy especially in the summer.
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Message Posted: May 21, 2013 9:39:06 PM

I put down some fertilizer a week or so ago and the last two evenings I put down some red mulch. The yard is starting to look pretty good!

[Edited by: playtimeCLE at 5/21/2013 9:40:18 PM EST]
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Message Posted: May 19, 2013 3:24:07 AM

Want to go caving :)
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Message Posted: May 19, 2013 12:08:44 AM

I'm still waiting for spring! I need to finish washing and storing my cold-weather gear, but that's tricky when I still want to wear it . . . . .
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Message Posted: May 18, 2013 11:04:33 PM

plan to put up a porch railing.. put in a new garden in the backyard.. expand our firepit area.. then enjoy!
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Message Posted: May 18, 2013 2:07:17 PM

It is spring and l want to finish paying off my scooter in the next month or two and then travel somewhere but l don't know where yet. Since gas is so expensive l could probably do better to fly to Hawaii again. ?? Just thinkin l need to get away from all this mess in the administration/tenant conflicts. l can't stay long wherever l go tho because l do have my garden. We do water for each other tho, and l am "owed". Smile.
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Message Posted: May 18, 2013 11:56:26 AM

The wife & I went out and got us/her a new car. We got a Toyota Yaris. Mostly for the low price and gas mileage and the fact that I like Toyota's quality. The Tacoma has done us well over the last 5.5 years.
We passed the old Escort off to the wife daughter so she can get to work when all of us are gone with the other 3 cars.

I had not planned to do this for a month or two put the wife does have her persuasive ways! lol...
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Message Posted: May 17, 2013 10:25:25 AM

CGrover. sounds like you like peppers and l have a feeling they are hot peppers, right?
l haven't been doing much but watching things grow and that is my pleasure for all the heavy work l did in the beginning to fill my half barrels and the effort to get them out of my car and in the yard. But that was last year so this year, I can relax on new adirondack chair and enjoy.
My tomato plants were overfed last year so this year l am sticking to a once a month plan. Watering is about all l do now. Lovely.
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Message Posted: May 14, 2013 12:07:42 PM

I will be planting my pepper seeds that have sprouted outside soon. Sowed 25 seeds and 22 came up. Still need to get last years pepper and tomato dead plants out of the garden. Maybe till it up a little, add some fresh black dirt. Would like to enlarge my raised bed veg garden, but they don't sell the package I bought a couple of years ago. It would be easy to do on my own, but finding the time...

Yard could use dethatching on about half of it. New puppy has seemed to create several dead cirles in the back yard that will need patching.

Stopped the lawn service for this summer, so will be fertilizing on my own. It will be interesting to see how it looks without the professionals doing it regularly.
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Message Posted: May 14, 2013 11:54:29 AM

My makeshift porch railing from an old iron? at least metal headframe, doubles as a clothes line for hanging wet towels, cleaning rags etc.
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Message Posted: May 13, 2013 11:14:35 AM

Welcome tck and kia,,both very ambitious and yes, "better get going" and let us know how it all works out?
tck: l made a porch railing on the back patio the easy way, propped up a bed headboard along between the step up and the half wine barrels. LOL.
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Message Posted: May 10, 2013 10:52:32 PM

wow...where to start. well, we have a garden to work on, and we'd like to add a flower garden as well. I still need to fertilize my lawn and get the sprinklers going. I have to put together a railing for our front porch. I need to repair a couple of drywall spots in the house. Should put new mulch around the trees too.....geez I better get busy!!
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Message Posted: May 10, 2013 10:24:40 PM

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Message Posted: May 10, 2013 10:21:09 AM

I pretty much covered all the plants inthe "how is your garden?" thread, and other wise l am hanging in there on the management report ...see if our complaining did any good at all.
My son is coming to visit and work poor guy. l always seem to have something for him to fix, assemble or something. l want my adirondack chair l bought last fall put together. So l can relax outside.
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Message Posted: May 7, 2013 7:17:41 PM

Spring..l am forcing myself not to overfeed this year. Last year l had so much growth! l just want the baby plants to get up big enough right now to fight off the bugs.
l took a clipping of a rose and put it in water to see if it will root. Online says they do....
l am rearranging the food in the freezer...bringing the older forward and packaging new and putting it in the back. Busy time spring. My favorite time of the year.
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Message Posted: May 4, 2013 2:59:46 PM

No plan, just felt like it and dismantled my large TV armoire so l can move it. l have it in the window now but eventuoally will continue on to the opposite wall from where it has been since moving here. It is nice there because it will help keep the heat out...maybe. then in fall l will move on over. Meantime EVERYTHING else has to be moved as well, so at the moment my chair is almost in the middle of the room.
I am tired now and it is lunchtime. So off l go to eat.
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Message Posted: May 3, 2013 7:47:50 PM

Speaking of kayaking, I need to get mine out in the water again sometime.
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Message Posted: May 3, 2013 10:51:56 AM

gassprite: Sounds like a plan.
playtime: l bet your garden will be spectacular.
l got the indoor temp down to 64 and closed the house up. lf l don't cook or anything like that, it lasts til way late in afternoon. l also close the blinds on the sunny side. Reverse later. It is a system since l have no shade tree.
My pool time seems to help my knees as l walked without my walker or cane clear to the mail room (where there were no bills, smile)
Or maybe it is the 325 mg of aspirin l have started taking..
My breathing is fine too and l am not taking any meds for that. So life is good and l am enjoying all of it.
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Message Posted: May 2, 2013 11:20:40 PM

I want to quit work so I can spend more time clearing trails and snags in streams and to kayak.
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Message Posted: May 2, 2013 9:50:46 PM

I spent my military years at Vandenberg AFB in California. I miss the weather out there! Love that area!

The wife planted more seeds in the garden. I think if most of it grows and produces we'll have a good thing going.
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Message Posted: May 2, 2013 3:13:26 PM

I am so glad l do not have that extra work that people in snow country have like storm windows to screens. Shoveling the walk, snow blowers and all the scraping of car windows and oil and anti freeze changes etc. WOW. Need a full time person to take care of all that.
The weather changes here and we just switch from heater to a/c button. OH well might open umbrella in the yard for shade.
Another swimming day today. The tomato plants are happy too.
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 7:11:38 PM

Funny Baylee.
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