Yes, I actually said that. Blindly fomenting controversy with nary a clue as to why or how. Still laughing at my own jokes.
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Daughter is in the Twin Cities for another week+. She received an email from one of her Art professors asking her to pick up her artwork from the studio or it will be 'tossed.' Daughter emailed me and asked me to pick it up. I've been to the Fine Arts center twice since yesterday. No one. NO ONE has been in the building.
Here's what I learned today: 1) No matter how much 'extra' potting soil you think you have, you'll need more. 2) "River rock" is not a term that connotes any particular size of rocks. 3) You can have window/deck planter boxes up (out?) the wazoo, but that doesn't mean you'll have an easy way to 'hang them." --more-to-come--
8 months (and a long long winter) later my deck is exhibiting a severe splinter danger condition. I'm not sure if the best way to deal with it is good ol' sanding, or if I should try one of those handheld planer do-jobbies. Open to advice from FF deckxperts.
I just received an official looking envelope in the mail from a 'Financial Services' company. I went into panic mode because I recently discovered that I still owed about a $100 to Mayo Clinic from a couple months ago. I opened the envelope and they are offering to loan me $1500 at ONLY 35.99% APR. How GENEROUS of them!
I have six large plants to re-pot. I have never re-potted even one small plant. The only reason I'm forging ahead is that I lost 4 smaller shrub plants over the winter. (I didn't get them planted for real last fall, and they got root bound in their small containers.) I have to do something or I'll get a bad rep as a plant murderer.
Well, I have relegated an old drop leaf table as my potting bench (in my garage.) I have my potting soil, some sort of moss stuff that I bought last year and am not sure how/when to use, some river rock to place in the bottom of the pots/planters for drainage... oh, and some Vigoro stuff that (I believe) is plant food (also purchased a year ago.)
Last evening/night, between thunderstorms, I decided to start burning the branches from my storm damaged trees. After about 3 hours, having made only a small dent in the pile(s), my neighbor came over and insisted that we haul the rest into a compost heap behind his house. 3 loads, 20 minutes, and we were done. Gotta love my neighbors.
Due to a certain someone's appellation modification, I looked up "Hieronymous." The two most notable bearers of the name (based on Google results, at least) are Saint Jerome (Latin: Hieronymous) and Hieronymous Bosch, a Dutch painter known for using fantastic imagery to portray moral concepts and religious narratives...
Some of us are old enough to recall when our politicians were tools of justice, protectors of the everyman, regardless of power and wealth. (Well, most of 'em, anway.) Now it seems they've morphed into just bald-faced tools, available to the highest bidder, protectors of unbridled corporate hubris with absolutely no regard for the everyman.
The good news is that all of the tree-thinning and culling that occurred (thanks to that last big snowfall) prevented any further damage during yesterday's intense storms. I thought for sure I would lose another tree or two (of the ones that survived the snowstorm but were looking pretty rough) but not so.
Whenever we have severe thunderstorms and/or tornado warnings/watches, local TV breaks into their broadcast with an alert. Basically the alert says as follows: Go to a basement or room is the center of your home; stay away from windows; don't use electronic devices; stay tuned to this channel for continued updates...
A robin redbreast just landed on the deck rail a few feet from where I'm sitting. He paused to look at me for a few seconds, then causually walked the 30 feet or so to the other corner. Then he turned and walked along the rail on that side. #outforaSundaystroll
While in the Twin Cities yesterday, I helped my son change out a motor mount on his '93 Toyota Camry. I've never done a motor mount before, nor has he. I wouldn't have tried it except I was impressed that he was "game" to give it a shot. Two hours later and the job was done. Can you say "Winning!"
Well, had an interesting stay at the family (formerly my) home last night. I generally crash on a sofa sleeper in the (finished) basement. On my way down the steep carpeted steps, my stocking feet slipped out from beneath me, and I bounced down 4 or 5 steps on my heretofore 'good' hip. I guess the good news is I'll be more 'balanced' now.
Daughter is away for 2 weeks, but after moving all of her stuff into my place until her apartment becomes available June 1st, I am now awaiting the arrival of more "stuff" from one of her friends in the same "limbo" between the end of campus residence and the start date of an off campus lease.
Cut down two more trees today. It was clear that they just weren't going to make it. Also lopped off various branches from other trees/shrubs that were hanging way too low from storm damage. I now have 3 'brush piles' that are big enough take out half the neighborhood if they catch fire. #GottaTakeCareofThat
After getting daughter moved out of her campus dorm/apartment and finishing up her last final yesterday, I drove her home to the Twin Cities. Normally I don't fill up in Eau Claire, waiting until the much cheaper Twin Cities to do so. Not so this time. Prices in the north suburbs were $4.39 yesterday, likely to climb higher today.