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.
Last year, due to my own dumb mistake, all our horses got out of the pasture and wondered onto the road (we live on a long dead ended road). Frustrated by my own mistake, I ran up hill and yelled to my mom, who was visiting, to grab me a pale of oats and a rope and please hurry.
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.)
The same Mayor overseeing the closing of fifty-four schools and six community mental health clinics under the justification of a “budgetary crisis” has announced that the city will be handing over more than $100 million to DePaul University for a new basketball arena. This is part of a mammoth redevelopment project on South Lakeshore Drive... - http://dendroica.tumblr.com/post...
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.