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The kids got most of the onions and beets weeded yesterday, plus got the peas mowed off. Funny, while they were cleaning things up my brother came up and asked if we were going to plant anything in the spot where the peas were. Now he just told me last week that I could have ground in his part of the garden because I needed some more room and now he wants part of mine? And he's got open ground not 50 ft. away? I'll never understand my siblings...
Oh, I am so sorry to hear that Teresa's dad passed away. Teresa if you check in, you have my sympathy and condolences. It is a tough thing to have to face.
Back from the grocery, still have a little bit of energy, but not much. Yep it was crowded, but we soldiered through it. Almost fell going down the walk to the car this morning. DH left the garden hose laying on the sidewalk, and I stepped on it and twisted my ankle. No damage done to the ankle, but I thought sure I was a goner. That sure would have ended my day before it even started.
DH told me last night that something was eating on my knock out roses. Went to Walmart and got some Bayer spray, so hoping that whatever it is is dispatched really soon. I have already been out and sprayed my three. Oh, forgot the rose out back so need to check on that one. I haven't seen any Japanese beetles yet,so don't have a clue what is munching on them.
Hope you knocked on wood when you said that, Bonnie...(pun intended!) Glad you're feeling better. Scared the socks off me when you said you turned your ankle..I've been worried all Spring that I'll rebreak my bones!
good to have you back Cookie
Bonnie glad your feeling better.
sending deepest sympathys to Theresa's family for their loss.
starting to bring all the plants to the house for easier watering. tired of hauling them 55 gal rain barrels ! and doing bucket by bucket to the greenhouse.
it will get to hot and not much air flow in the summer if there is no wind.
just a pic of the flowers at the memorial. i think its becoming an obsession ! ?
Me, too! You could try and reframe it as vitamins for the spirit, rather than an obsession. Your spirit needs x amount of vitamins right now-- might not need it as much in a month, or might need twce as much. But it's something that's good for you, not bad.
Janet, if you need extra garden space, DH has about a 1/2 acre all plowed and tilled, but he said that he is not planting anything else unless it is some later corn. Be a ways to go to tend a garden, but if it would spite the DB, then I would do it. What a piece of work he must be. Sorry, but to tell you could have the ground and then want to know if you are going to use it.
I skipped Bible Study again tonight. I am hoping that by the weekend I will feel up to starting back to church. I have missed a month, first with the surgery and then with the pneumonia. I had a couple of things cooked for supper and DGD's DM called and said that she had a Dr appointment tomorrow. She thought it was next week, so I ended up taking her to meet her DM and didn't have time to cook anything else when I got home, so that DH could make it to church on time. We won't starve until we get another meal though.
About time for me to head down the hall to bed. I am hoping that resting/sleeping well is still on my agenda.
Good morning all.
Sue...I agree with the others...it's whatever you need right now!
Bonnie...so glad you didnt break anything or fall!
Joyce...glad to see you back!
Teresa...you have my sympathy too...so sorry to hear.
Not sure what else I missed...but I did read it!!
Took another trip down to my old hometown of Bellbrook yesterday to pick up some more Horace Wright iris that Lynn got for me. She is the lady who owns the flower shop there.
She got me a Starchy Sue and a blue something...cant remember the name already..geesh!
The black wasnt available...but said she would be able to get me one later on.
I mainly wanted the one named Starchy Sue ..as she was my teacher in school.
I'm not even sure what color it is???? Duh.
Ok...have to run...get in the shower as hubby has to go to work today..and I am holding him up!!!!
Cookie the trough is doing great ! would rather have it in a different area but there is to much sun for it :(
yes i guess your right. Vitamins for the soul ! i love it Pat thank you.
good weather here today.
worked tonight cleaned the office down the road from Jessica's apt where it all happened but every time it gets easier . didn't seem to bother me tonight ?
maybe cuz i have 3 houses tomorrow and i m not looking forward to doing 3 in a row . 7 hrs straight of cleaning houses ... yikes.
well i m tired
off to bed for me
Sue, if you'd like to clean another house, come on down. I suspect you could spend a week or two at this one!
Kate got a little of the daylilies mowed out yesterday and my yard at the house mowed. It's so nice to go out to get in the car in the morning and not have to goose step to keep your feet from getting wet in the tall grass. You folks in the city just don't understand how low on the totem pole mowing the yard is on a farm when the baler's broke, haybine's broke, garden needs weeding and planting and cows need to be worked. It and a snake has a lot in common.
I need to dig a few daylilies this evening for market tomorrow and then see if I can run the tiller over the ground I want to plant in pumpkins. It's supposed to rain the first of next week and I'm certainly looking forward to it. Keeps me from stringing water hoses. I probably should be watering blackberries right now.
Bonnie, I appreciate the offer of ground but as it is, my parents place is 22 miles from me. I'm trying to plant stuff down there that doesn't require every other day picking like beans and other stuff so I don't have to go down there so much. We'll see how that turns out. I assume that with you on the down list your DH has slowed down on his idea of doing a farmer's market this year?
The fence is up. Being me, I can of course see the mistakes I made in the layout, but at the moment, I could care less. I'm just so happy it's done and in place. The very last thing they did was the roll top (scallop), which they marked by using a piece of flexible PVC pipe. It really made a wonderful difference visually. Less like prison, more like garden. The bad part was that they trampled up a chunk of garden, including 3 different varities of phlox, 2 different columbines, and an ornamental grass. I was ticked, & let them know about it. At first the boss took responsibility. Then he said I could hit him. Finally, when he came in to get paid, I told him it would take me $70.00 to replace the plants, & I was taking it off the top. He said he could live with that so that was that. Still made me mad, though. If they'd told me they needed me to move some plants, as I'd asked them on day one, it could have all been avoided!
I'll try & take some pictures tomorrow. It's a lotta fence!
Does anyone know of anyplace that has Strawberry Fields gomphrena? I had some last year but this year I can only find purple or white.
Pat glad the fence is up, and good for you to charge for the damaged/destroyed plants. That could have been avoided as you say, but most men probably don't know what some flowers look like, especially if it is not in full bloom.
Sigh, a garden tour, and there is not a chance in 1,000 that I would get to go. Would last about 1/2 hour if I did try it.
I read the paper, and drank coffee, showered and dressed and did a load of laundry today. My sum total of work for the entire day. I read and napped the afternoon away. DH came in about 4:30 and we decided to go out to eat. So glad as I didn't have anything thawed, and had no idea what I could cook for supper. I guess I am getting stronger, but it sure is slow.
DGD went home yesterday, as she had a Dr appointment. She has a double ear infection, probably from being in the pool on Sunday cleaning it. She will be back late Sunday afternoon or monday morning. She is taking me to two Dr appointments next week. One requires her to be on the interstate, and drive in Louisville. I am sure that it will be scary for her, but no better time to learn. She has her permit, so she has driven me everywhere I have needed to go. I didn't know it, but they have to keep a log of how many hours they drive, both for night and for day. So much has changed with the graduated driving license process. She is a good, careful driver, and I think she will have no problem when the time comes for her exam.
Well, need to start thinking about bed. Seems most of my time is consumed with sleep but I guess that is what it takes to heal and get stronger.
Ric, if you find any strawberry fields, I'll get my passport for the east side renewed & come & get them.
I've firmly decided to start a new flowerbed so 1. I can see it, and 2. it can get more sun than the current "sun" bed gets. It's goin to be something like 15 ft. in diameter. Any idea how much dirt I need to get? Good thing I had a double gate built for just this eventuality, LOL.
Bonnie, so sorry it's taking so long to get your energy back. Think how long it might have taken if you were still smoking! Breathe deeply and try jigsaw puzzles is my best advice.
Josh called last night to tell me that their AC was broken. Called again today & had gotten it fixed-- just in time for the heat. Also that his next overseas trip will be either to Venice, Italy or someplace in Brazil! Must be nice.
Chelle happy birthday
pretty busy , trying to keep up and running
Bonnie hope you can get some energy back
Pat congrats on the fence
Cookie what a sexy bunch you all are !! LOL
Sure wish i could have done the garden tours. :( but duty calls
Hi Ester ((()))
Hi Bernie how is the farmers market doing ?
well today was hot !
got all the GH plants up to the house , much easier watering .
Hi to eveyone else
got to run
Hi! Went to church and Sunday school today, the first time in a month. DH went to Louisville to see his DS in the nursing home, but I had him drop me off at home. Just didn't think I needed to extend my day by doing that. Have rested, read and napped all afternoon.
Good morning everyone!
Chele...happy belated birthday...I did wish you one on FB though...smiles!
Guess whattt????????? IT'S RAINING!!!! Wow do we ever need it! We haven't gotten nearly as much as you folks south of us. Think we have only had a tenth of an inch in the last 2-3 wks!!! I'm bout worn out from watering!
Went to that garden show Saturday past. Was a really nice show...as usual. Got several things...a really pretty daisy type hardy mum...bright yellow! Had never seen it before?
Got an old wicker chair to put into the garden. It's so rickity you cant sit in it...lol..but I do have a pot of flowers in it...and it didn't cost much. The guy probably thought I was nuts for buying it...dave did...LOL!
Dave got a sign that says...Experientmal Dandelion Farm...do not disturb weeds! Our neighbor across the road is obsessed with spraying...(we don't) Dave wants to hang it on the front fence so neighbor can see it...I said no way..not on my picket fence!!! So..not sure where he is gonna put it?????
Oooooo...you all might want to go to Wally world. They have hanging baskets...of red, white, blue petunias for 6.98? At least ours did. I got a couple for our front arbor, as the impatiens was cooking out there! I didn't think it got that much sun???? What do I know???
Joyce...the grandaughters ..and you...are gorgeous! I didn't know you had that many!
Bonnie, glad you are improving!!
Pat...yayyy on the new flower bed. Going to be a new one here too...as soon as Dave gets the sod off...lol. Need a place for all this new iris!
Ok...I better get a move on here. Not sure what we are doing today? Maybe finish up some painting projects in the barn.
Have a great day everyone!
Sounds like a good game plan. Bertie and I just got caught in a downpour on the four-wheeler. Cayenne, too. We made it to the porch, had a beer and waited for the rain to stop. It did, so now I've got to get back to work!
this was a hearing for Sharon Cook and if she is crazy or not. That got postponed until June 27th.
tomorrow i meet with the prosecutor and he will tell me details of what more they have found out. so i got back tomorrow at 2
tomorrow i have a 11 am house to clean , run to the meeting then hit an office building to clean and then pick up kids .
You are all so busy busy busy!
I didn't do much yesterday at all...was so lazy!
Again..most of the rain missed us...grrrrrrrrr! I feel like all i get done is water!!
Sun is out today...and cooler...love it!!
My Endless Summer hydrangeas are blooming too...all colors. I have them on both sides of the garage...and the east side does the best. They dont like all the sun on the west side.
I really have to water them deeply to keep them going there!
Pat yours is soooo pretty!
Mine have been in place ..mm...maybe 4 yrs????? And only this year have i had many blooms?????? I was about to take them out...guess I'll wait another year.
Ok...gonna get busy here...you all have a wonderful day!!!
Marcy, a hydrangea specialist told me last year in the Fall to sprinkle Triple Phosphate around your hydrangeas. Bertie and I did that and OMG what a difference. Of course, the mild winter probably helped, too!
Another busy few days. Got a couple rows of beans planted on Saturday. Wished I'd got some other stuff in the ground but ran out of time. I sent DD down to my parents to till the pea ground and plant some stuff but she forgot the plates to the planter so I guess there won't be any planting today. I'm going to try to get some more squash in the ground as well as cucumbers. Need to plant pumpkins. Egad! I need a clone.
All these hydrangeas are blooming around here and I want some!!! If I weren't afraid I'd get arrested I'd drive through downtown Frankfort and take cuttings from everything that appeals to me. I want the Annabelle and the blue ones and the red ones and the pink ones...well, you get the idea. I know if I get any I'll have to put chicken wire around them because the deer absolutely love them. I bought some before and they ate them into the ground. &*(* deer! Pat, yours is absolutely beautiful!
We only got a sprinkle out of that rain we were supposed to get yesterday. They jumped from a half inch to no inch. We need rain. I told DD to set the sprinklers up on the beets today. I've been pulling plenty for market but they definately need a drink. I probably need to set some hoses up on the blackberries too.
Went yesterday for an EMG on my hands. Moderate to severe carpal tunnel. Funny, I could have told them that. I'd already had two injections to the wrist and wanted another. They did one but said I should probably have surgery on them later this fall or winter. We'll see. Probably will as it's not going to get any better.
Well, I did it. I turned in my retirement papers today. I'm planning to go heavier into vegetables for market to try to make up the difference between the salary and what I'll get for retirement. It is scaring me that I'm giving up a sure thing for something that's an unknown but I've decided to go ahead. Who knows, maybe next year at this time my daylily field won't have Johnson grass head tall in it. I can dream can't I?
Wow, Janet! Big day turning in the papers. How long til you're actually out of the office? (I'm not saying "Til you're done working" because I know you'll be working just as hard as before.)
You know, the deer here have rarely touched the hydrangeas. I guess I was giving them to much else to munch on. And I have Endless Summer, Little Lamb, and 3 or 4 other varieties I can't recall at the moment. When you're ready for cuttings, I'll learn how to do them.
Marcy, a couple of years ago my Endless Summer wasn't putting out that many bloomheads, so I gave it a really hard pruning. Since then it's picked up considerably.
I'm a fount of fuzziness today. Sis is going to pick me up for a movie soon. At least it'll keep me off the streets, lol.
Congratulations Janet. You will love retirement. I wonder now how I got everything I did all finished and worked too. So what is your retirement date? July 1,? When we go to lunch now, I will just pick you up in Graefenberg. Feeling much better, but it will be awhile before I am comfortable driving too far.
Went to the Dr today, he is sending me for a CT scan of my chest, put me on Advair, and Albuteral, plus using the oxygen at least at night. Chantix to quit smoking (yes Pat I started smoking again when I got home from the hospital) so the scan is Thursday. Tomorrow I have a check up with the gynocologist for the surgery I had, so looks to be a Doctor sort of week for me.
I took some pictures of my PeeGee hydrangea (Thanks Sue for it 2 years ago) and it is looking about like Pat's. Has several different colors of blooms on it. I didn't know that you could get them in reds or pinks, so please tell Janet, where did you see them?
Janet you know that flower place that is on the corner of 60 and where the Shelby RECC building is? Well I stopped there today and they have everything half price. He had lots and lots of baskets, and individual cells of flowers, and also had melons and tomatoes and peaches. Bought some peaches and tomatoes plus a few flowers to finish out some baskets that I had partially planted before I got sick.
Went to Kroger and they had sweet corn 6 ears for $2 so bought 6 and had some for supper and it was super good. My supper was the corn, fresh green beans, fried squash and goulash. We don't eat much meat in the summer when we have garden stuff. DH just ate a peach sliced over vanilla ice cream and he said it was good too. Tomatoes are in the kitchen window, still a bit firm for me. No good tomatoes until mine start to ripen.
Sue how did the hearing go today?
Pat is the dog enjoying his freedom with the fence? Bet he/she is. Now you will have to deal with holes that he/she digs! Solve one problem and get another one.
Joyce, I will have to try to remember the phosphorus on the hydrangea this fall. I need to get out and fertilize my iris, and cut the seed pods off. Did you know that if you don't take them off, they are apt to revert to the dominate color of the parent? And most iris hybrids begin with purple as the dominate color. So get out there and cut those seed pods off.
Took some pictures of daylilies tonight but having trouble loading them. Just gave it up for tonight, and will try again tomorrow. I don't like my camera, as the colors don't come out true to what the actual flower is. Ric, any tips on that? Maybe a brand new camera? hehe, I like that suggestion.
Oh, Bonnie, I'm sorry about the smoking comment-- I didn't know you'd lit up again, so to speak.It's funny, I've had a few dreams about smoking lately. I wake up and wonder if I've stopped or not for a few seconds. I just passed my 18th anniversary of quitting. It sure doesn't feel that long. My mantra is "I'm a puff away from a pack a day."
Zooey, the puppy, is a she, and she just races and races around the yeard. She does figure eights, like she's in a skating competition minus the skates. No big holes yet. She is filthy dirty, but I don't care because she's so much happier. Susan is going to bring over her big dog, Darby (part Great Pyreness and part German Shepherd) over soon to run around, too. Darby has a fenced in yard, but it's probably less than half the size of mine. Darby could probably use something like an abandoned landing strip to exercise on... I've literally seen smaller ponies than Darby.
Went out to take pictures of the fence today and was out of battery juice. Maybe tomorrow.
Pat, Zoey sounds like she is really enjoying the fenced in yard. If for no other reason, it was a good decision to put it up. Don't apologize for the smoking comment, it was so stupid for me to do that, but since you are an ex smoker, you know how that goes. Stupid or not, it is still a strong habit to break.
Off to the Gynocologist in just a few. DH is taking me, so will report back this afternoon.
Pat you have such fun saying and mantra's LOL they always cheer me up and make me giggle. GLad Zoei is enjoying her backyard.
Bonnie glad the hydrangea is doing well. mine are doing ok but not many blooms .I have one that is called Amythest and has blooms. The beetles love it !
need to get the spray out .
Hope all your DR apt go well this week. Will have you in our meditational energy healing thoughts to you ( M.E.H.T ) yes i know it looks like METH LOL
well its a beautiful day for weeds and cutting Iris down. Thanks Bonnie for the advice. i was wondering about that ?
off and running
Bonnie, I DO NOT need anything else to plant or water!!!! Kate's trying to get the rest of the tomatoes and peppers planted either today or tomorrow and I want that asparagus that's been sitting in the fridge in the ground by the time the weekend's over. We've got to get an electric fence around the garden and get the daylilies weeded. No rest for the wicked. I must be one mean momma...
Bonnie, there's a ton of hydrangeas at the YMCA in Frankfort and lot's of oak leaf in the downtown area. Wonder how fast I could whip out my pocket knife and do the deed? If you get a call from me and I'm in the regional jail please post my bail as I doubt that my husband would!
Still waiting to hear that justice prevails for you Sue.
Hello Marcy, Joyce, Bernie and anyone else I missed! Thank you for the birthday wishes!
Trying to get the pool up and running. We nearly died last summer with no air and no pool. Still trying to get the grass mowed with a push mower...Ordered a weed eater and got a lemon. The return process is like 25 days. What a PITA! Still have some sun coleus and sweet potato vines in the greenhouse and some veggies that I either need to plant, give away or toss in the pile.
Morganne took a job and is working full time but they ripped her on the pay. :( It was the only job she was actually offered so hopefully she can get a better paying job now that she has experience. We are driving her to work and picking her up until she can save money for a car and get her license.
The kids are playing sports in Mt. Orab and making friends and I accepted a position on the youth soccer board. It's a lot of driving. My neighbor said he's interested in buying our house so I need to get with him on that so we can get moved. All of this living in limbo is for the birds. Ready to move and get settled!
Craig is still working full time so that is a plus!
Well, I'm headed outside. Hope everyone is doing well.
Chele, wants and needs are definately two different things. I guess I'll just have to put chicken wire around the darned things until I move in up there with a gun big enough to impress the oversized vermin. Right now I have three new trees that I've got to get corralled so they can have a chance to leaf out. That's the only chance the poor things get up there.
Sounds like things are hoppin' at your house this summer. Our push mower has gone on the blitz and I need it in the daylily patch. I have goofed big time. I put the wrong date in all the local newspapers saying we'd be open this weekend when I actually intended the weekend of the 22nd. We haven't gotten any weeding done and things look absolutely horrible. I partly wish we weren't even having open gardens it looks so bad. I probably should just go to Shelbyville and hire a crew off the street...
Janet wished I had the energy to come help you out, but looks like I may have to resort to that to get help to dig and divide my daylilies.
Back from the Dr. and have another lesion so in two weeks will have more surgery to take care of that one. Sigh, will this ever end?
Chele, sounds like things will finally work out for you so that you can get moved and into a more settled routine. Sorry about Morganne's job and pay. Live and learn, but it seems that they could let the young ones get settled good before they start shennigans with the pay routine.
Chelle sorry to hear that the screwed her pay. That sucks. hooray for the pool almost being done . that will feel good this summer. I got my swimsuit on !
Bonnie i hate to hear you have another lesion. That can't be fun and i will be thinking of you and sending healing thoughts to you
janet i got lots of hydrangea if you need some LOL
Sue that is a generous offer to Janet. Maybe when her daylily open gardens is over we will take a trip to Frankfort with pocket knives in hand and do some pruning of the hydrangeas there! I am taking my address and phone number book with me, because if we both get locked up, I am calling someone here to come bail us out of jail, as Janet's DH won't and I am sure that my DH wouldn't even consider it.
Oh, Janet, if I can be of any help to you during the open gardens, just let me know. I am pretty good at stuffing things in plastic bags and writing labels. And that is a bona fide offer of help, if you need it. I think I could manage a chair in some shade and a pen and labels, and a tall cold drink (non alcoholic), I like iced tea!
Pat, if the other dog is that big, is there any danger to it hurting Zoe? Or have they met and played before? We had a 2 dog fight this afternoon. Casper isn't eating well, and I remembered I had another kind of dog food that I had bought for Mr. B., so I gave Casper some, but brought him inside so the other dogs wouldn't bother him. Well, Mr. B jumped on him, and I had to smack him up side the head to get him off Casper. It scared Casper so bad that he only took a few bites of the dog food before that happened. Mr. B is pouting of course. He was the runt of the litter, and has always had an issue with his food. He doesn't want anybody or anything especially another dog around his food dish. Does anybody have any suggestions to try to break his behavior about his food? I certainly could use some.
Sue, how is Lucy doing? You haven't mentioned her lately, so just was wondering, since I was talking about dogs. Tell me more about the MEHT group, and how that works. I have never heard of it, and am always interested in anything new.
Pat it was so funny today the gynecologist was lecturing me about quitting smoking, and she even had one of her office staff give me a list of therapists that she wants me to see about the quitting smoking issue. Now, really, do you think that this will work? I will try the prescription first and then if that doesn't work, I may give one of them a call, but since I don't have much faith in them for something like this, probably won't.
Sorry, seems I can't type a short message. When I sit down here to see what everybody is doing, my brain gets active and regurtitates everything I have heard of thought about the last few days.
I been reading about you all...and keeping up with things. Janet...I could send you cuttings of several different kinds of hydrangeas if you want them. I think they say August is the time to take cuttings to root? I would be glad to send them to you!
Chele..that stinks about Morganne's pay! That surely doesn't make a good first impression on her about working! On the other hand...it does let her know what the real world is like!
Pat...let's see the fence pics!
Bonnie...so sorry you are having to go thru all this!
And also trying to quit smoking. That is the hardest thing I've ever had to do! Does your hubby smoke? If Dave hadn't quit with me...I could never have done it. And I had to quit on my own...they didn't have all these things to help then.
21 yrs off...and I know..if I ever picked up another one, I would be right back on them!
Just keep telling yourself it's going to kill you...that helped me!
Ok...I better get busy here.
Have a great day everyone!! The sun is shining!!!!!
Oh..here is a pic of my hollyhocks this year...thought I had posted this..but don't see it...so guess not????? Never have they been so pretty! Must be the weather...past and present!
I'd love to have some cuttings. A trade of some sort perhaps? Wouldn't mind having some seed from those hollyyhocks too to be honest. I used to have some and some sort of worm kept eating the seed pods and they eventually died out. I loved those things and actually have a place in mind for them. Sue, I'd take you up on your offer but mailing plants themselves would probably be a little pricy. I suspect you could get a lot of cuttings in one priority box.
Bonnie, that's the pits on another lesion. Stay on top of it though. It's better to get them when they're small than let it go too long. And quitting any bad habits or making a good habit it hard. Funny how that goes.
Chele, I suspect your youngun is going to find out there's a lot of crawling before you walk. She needs to consider nursing school. I bet she'd make a good one. There's a girl here in the office that's working full time, has a 2 year old and is going to school in the evening and afternoon. She's making a bunch of sacrifices now but it'll be worth it when she's done.
The pay thing was a big kick in the pants. She interviewed at a couple of different nursing homes and also talked to a couple on the phone. They all told her the same pay rate-$12-14/hour. This one is only paying $1 above minimum wage. I asked a friend of mine that is an LPN and she said that $12-14 is the standard starting rate of pay but that some will try to get away with paying as little as $9/hour. I laughed. THAT is more than Morganne is making on second shift. Someone warned her not to work first shift because they take $1 away. That would put her at minimum wage after two years of training for this job? The whole point of going to vocational school was so she could make more money while going to college. I guess I'm also irritated because they wouldn't even tell her how much they paid until orientation-after the TB tests, after the drug test, after the background check/fingerprints and AFTER she told another nursing home she was not interested. GRRR. It was deceptive in my opinion. And now that she is 18 and out of school, she is loosing any benefits she was getting through us and she really wanted to save for a car.
Bonnie, you need to take care of yourself and get well. Kudos on trying to give up the cigs. My Grandpa told me he just put the pack down on the table one day and that was it. Not sure how he did it. I know a lot of people that quit using Chantix.
We have to have the pool! Normally we don't run the a/c much unless it's super hot and now we don't even have one. When we tried to fire it up last year, it was dead.
I guess I'm going to get dressed, check on the pool, water plants and see what kind of sale I can have or something to clean out the greenhouse. Then we need to start working on the garage and cleaning out the house for a garage sale. Some of this stuff has got to go!
I know it's a lacecap (as opposed to a mophead or an oakleaf variety), but that's about all I know. I can't even find my garden diary, which means that next year I won't know where I put what plant from this year either.
Now that I have all this fenceline, I keep thinking about what plants and shrubs would look good next to it!
Good morning all!!! Another beautiful day in the Miami Valley!!!
Janet...I will be most happy to send you cuttings of the hydrangeas...plus seeds from the hollyhocks! I can't think of anything I need in return???? And that is fine! I will still be planting till frost now...LOL...and I am NOT joking either!!
I have such an addiction! And Dave is almost as bad as me. If he sees something he likes..it's always...do you have that? Oooo..lets get it!!
Pat, I love the fence and your yard! I think you will be very happy with it.
Last night as Dave was putting things away...and it was dusk...he happened upon a deer!
We see lots of them in the distance...behind our house...across the road...etc. but not usually this close! It was just standing behind my little greenhouse...looking around he said. He said...what are YOU doing here????? And it bounded away..just a short distance, and turned and watched him...lol.
Ummm..think I prefer it would stay in the distance!
Well..once again it's Wallyworld day...ughh! Hope I can get there and get it overwith...but that never seems to happen??
Anyway...have a great day everyone...enjoy!!!
Getting ready to head out to do some errands. DGD is just getting up, so that means our departure will not be soon as it takes her forever to get ready. Need to go to the library and the little grocery in town, and to the court house, then a hair cut. DGD will go as this is another opportunity to drive with her permit!!
Mattfelds is closing! I called to ask about gomphrena, & the lady told me about their closing sale instead. She said they planned on staying open until June 30th, but that everything was selling so fast that tomorrow (Sunday- Fathers day) will be the last day.
Waah! I'm off to get a bath & see if anything is left.
We had a few sprinkles of rain during the day today, lots of rumbling thunder in the distance, but we got no significant rain. We are already in a drought situation. DH is watering the garden every day, so at this rate, a ripe tomato will cost about $10 when he figures his fertilizer, labor and water.
Well, our pool sprung a leak, and we will have to drain it to find out where the leak is. Seems this is going to be a very expensive swimming summer season.
DGD is home this week. DH located it, and we are hoping that we can apply a patch for this year, knowing that we will probably need a new liner next year.
We got rain this afternoon. don't have a rain gauge out, but just by a bucket sitting out in it, maybe an inch or so. Seems like the skies just opened and dumped it, added some thunder and lightening, and the whole thing didn't take but about 15 minutes. I will take all the rain we can get, as we are still very dry.
Had another horrible night, up and down with shoulder/arm pain, so heading to bed shortly hoping to catch up from last night.
Those underwater patches from Walmart work really well. I think it's about $10 but you get a patch that is like 3x10 or something plus the adhesive and the applicator. You can cut it to fit. We need a new liner too. We needed one last year. I'm sure hoping we will be able to move before school starts so I can deal with it in the spring. LOL
The garden at Finchville got 3 inches of rain on Saturday and another inch on Sunday. That wasn't what I had in mind but I'll take it. Kate planted some carrots and beets but forgot to adjust the planter so she planted them probably an inch deep. I'm not looking for them to come up. I'm looking for some more seed just in case they don't.
They pulled the onions yesterday and we have them up in the barn curing. The Candy onions did better than the Red Candys. They did do well enough that I'll raise some more next year. Easy enough to plant. Just need to do better keeping the weeds out. They're going to plant a few late peppers and do some weeding in the daylilies today. I hope to get up there and get some winter squash planted. Hopefully that will happen.
They're getting the hay cut up at Harrisonville. I'm silently hoping that he's setting up to get the septic system put in and the furnace hooked up since the grass will be cut. I'd say I'm praying but I feel I need to save God for more important things than just my wants.
I'm going to run over to Daylily World this afternoon. I was going with a friend but she has one of her horrible migraines. I probably should cancel but it's been around 3 years since I've been over there and I want to see. I've got my hat and I'll get some water and I can take my time. I know if Kate knew I was going she'd have a fit since she had such a good time when we went. Maybe next year the two of us can go since I should be able to go any time I choose. It'll be a mother/daughter day.
Hope you all get your pools fixed. I suspect you'll be needing them here in the next few days. I think the fans in the house will be going big time here this week. I know the ones in the kitchen will.
Well the pain finally got to me and I went to Urgent care today. They gave me cortisone, muscle relaxers and pain pills. When I take them, they do help but will have to deal with the woozies all the time. Much better than the pain.
DH found the leak, patched it, and the pool has been refilled. The water company will probably call us the first of the week to alert us to a possible leak! Hehe. We will have to confess.
DH is taking care of watering all my flowers and hanging baskets. So guess that counts as me doing absolutely no gardening at all, except looking at everything.
Bonnie ...so sorry your pain got that bad! Let hubby help..for sure! I could NEVER do what I do without Dave's help!
Ok...gonna plant the gourd seeds. Like Herman said...what do I have to lose???? It's worth a try!
Joyce...I have mums blooming too...crazy things. But then I forgot to pinch them back. They say you should pinch mums on Memorial day...then again on the 4th of July. Then they will bloom in Sept. I usually do that...but since I am so far behind...I am just now pinching them...so guess we will see!
Went to a street fair in Tipp City this morning n afternoon. All kinds of antiques, plants, uniques..and things I didnt need!!! Smiless...yessssssss...I bought a couple of things.!!
This one lady , a German Baptist...always brings her plants...and she has the most beautiful things! I got a new hydrangea...called Let's Dance...beautiful pink bloom on it...a large leaf hydrangea. Also got a couple of new (to me) coneflowers..well actually 3..lol...a new variety of baby's breath ..mmmmm..some mini plants for my new terrariums...and bird house.
Also...there was this painted metal tub that had a big geranium in it and a flag. I wanted it because it was sooo cute...but the lady said the geranium wasn't for sale..she was taking it home. Okkk...so...walking around...saw another huge geranium a guy had on display. Asked if it was for sale. He said..oh u wouldn't want that..it's not in very good shape. I said well i might..how much? he thinks on it...says well i paid ten for it...how about 4 dollars????? I said sold!
Nothing wrong with it...except it had a few dead blooms on it...and a couple of bad leaves.. Took it..went back for the tub...this geranium looked even better than hers...lol. OH shame on me!!!
I do have a flag to put in it too!
Ok...have to go...hubby is yelling about something...probably food!!!
This has really been weird weather this year. My New England Aster is blooming and my mums are blooming too.Everything will be finished blooming by the 4th of July! Should I cut the Aster down by 1/2 after they bloom? Will they bloom again in the fall? We are in a real drought now and it doesn't look like theer is any rain in the next 7 day forecast. My legs are giving me fits, so I do a little deadheading in the mornings and water everything in the evenings. That's about all I can do. My grandkids are coming Sunday from Texas for a visit! I haven't seen them since Christmas and I am really getting anxious to see the. Bonnie , just take to the pills and cut the pain as much as possible. It's the pitts to be out of commission in the summer time isn 't it?
Gosh, today was a pretty good day, although I didn't do anything much. I did some cooking, so that I won't have to do that when we get in from church tomorrow.
Marcy and Lou, I have asters that are blooming too. I started pinching back the buds before I went in the hospital, and then they started blooming because I forgot to tell DH to do that. I wondered too about cutting them back drastically, and if they would bloom later.
Lou, I am sorry that you are having a flair and that your legs are hurting. Until you have lived with day in and day out pain you just don't understand.
Marcy, I would love to come visit your kingdom sometime, you sure have lots of plants and garden art, bet everything is gorgeous.
Janet, hope that your markets did well this weekend. Are you still planting things? How is your Open Gardens going? I want to try to come over sometime and see the daylilies all in bloom.
Well, getting ready to go to bed. Hope that you all have a great weekend.
Everyone must be out enjoying the decent weather--- while it lasts. This weekend should warm up your pool, Bonnie!
I feel like I've been swimming upstream with the salmon. The hurrieder I go the behinder I get, as someone said. It's vcery hard to garden or clean the house with a short attention span. I'll remember the plant but forget the hose. A few spots have gotten a really good sprinkling because I forgot to turn the sprinkler off. At one point I was working on a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle. I put it up on a stack of clothes so I could look for something, and down it came, sliding toward me like lava from a volcano. I grabbed the puzzle board, picked uup the pieces from the floor (at least the ones I could see). I'd say 60% of what I'd put together was still there, so this time I balanced the puzzle board on top of a clothes hamper and a little chest of drawers. It lasted several hours, before the cat decided it looked good to jump on. Everything went on the floor. Soon everything went into the trash. I will not do another puzzle until I've cleaned enough to be able to put it up safely.
My sisters and I are really enjoying the back porch, though. It's so nice to watch the dog go running around while we sip tea and talk about getting a pool next year. Or sip tea and just enjoy the breeze.
Everybody take care, and happy gardening.
Bons, market has been doing reasonably well. The two markets are vegetable driven and we got the summer veggies out late so those markets are suffering a little but we're holding our own. DH talked me into another disc bine about two weeks ago saying the other one is about to break in two and don't you know it, it did yesterday. I was hoping to keep the other one in reserve for a little longer. Another 5K kissed goodbye.
Kate is pretty much running the garden. They put mat down in the tomatoes yesterday to keep the weeds out and are planting beans today. Does anyone here raise parsnips or salsify? I think I'm going to try it this year. That is if it's not too late to plant it. I need to sit down and read my retirement papers and get the final ones turned in. Got to make time for that. Canned a bunch of beets Sunday and have another kettle that needs to be done up. Or at least get the vinegar and sugar on them so they won't spoil. Also got to get to the daylily patch and dig an order. They're in Louisville but can't come to the markets for pick up. I hate trimming and washing daylilies to ship.
Pat, I smiled when I read about the puzzle. My desk is stacked and finding a place to write is near impossible. I'll do a whirlwind cleaning spree and it'll look better for a while but it always seems to be the best place to park anything little enough to sit on it.
Did everyone survive the walloping weather yesterday? I was out at a doctor's appointment & driving home when I started hearing warnings on the radio. I was driving past Spring Grove when I got a glance in my rear view mirror and it was black clouds. I decided to cut through Northside, and get on 74 to Montana. They're doing construction there (and everywhere else, in Cincy). I was on an overpass, behind a concrete truck, and the wind came through in big swirling gusts. I had a hard time keeping the car on the road. I started wondering whther it was a good idea to live in such a heavily treed neighborhood! I got home before the rain started, but it was scary for a while! Today I discovered lots of small limbs down in the yard-- and one largish one from a neighbor's dead tree that had landed square on some phlox I'd just planted. Grrrr.
My porch curtains came down in the wind, so I've decided to hang them from hooks rather than from the plastic pipe "rod" we'd devised. So now I need to go get some rings to sew on the curtains. Josh & wife have safely arrived in Seattle, where it's chilly, and will go in a few days to San Francisco, where it's downright cold. Must be nice!
I saw on the radar that to the north of us folks were getting pounded. We never got a drop. The wind picked up around 7:30 last night and it dropped around 10 degrees but that was about it. We are just sooo dry. Some of the dogwood trees at the church in Louisville where we have market on Saturdays, the leaves are just flat out drying up. Green on the trees but crispy. If I don't get some water on the garden there won't be any.
Have managed to pick about 2 gallon of blackberries so far this year. The freeze caught them just right and there's not going to be very many on my brambles this year. I guess I'll make jam since that's what I'm running low on. I've still got berries in the freezer to make cakes with so we'll see how far that goes.
Hope everyone's been just too busy to post here lately.
We were driving in Indiana when the "storm" came. Nothing but black clouds, gusts of wind and the temps dropping some. No rain, there or when we got home here either.
We are so dry, the yard hasn't been mowed in 3 weeks, and DH is out watering the veggie garden every night. I think the only thing we will get from that effort is a higher water bill!
Pat, is it an open porch that you are putting curtains at? Murphy's law dictates that any tree branches falling has to hit the newest plantings!
Teresa, I am hoping that you are checking in every once in awhile. Since you are west of me, wanted to know about the lack of rain in your area. There was a large article in the Courier Journal today saying farmers were already feeding hay, which isn't a good thing.
Chele, we got the leak patched, and the pool is pretty and clean, matter of fact probably the best it has been since we have had it. Thanks for your tips about finding the leak. Sure did save some looking and swearing, (DH not me).
Oh, I am sorry to hear that about Sue's GH. The wind was wicked for a short while, but we didn't have any damage from it. That is the chance you take in the summer, the rain usually comes with some not so pleasant things.
We just got electric back. It has been out since 5pm yesterday. I don't have great faith that it will stay on. We have no water because the water plant does not have electric. I'm hearing reports that water and electric could be out 7-9 days. They are saying they are going to shut down the power in Hillsboro for a couple of days to fix it. Lots of trees down and lots of wires down. Lynchburg has been black, along with parts of Fayetteville, New Vienna, Blanchester, etc.
It was short lived. I posted here fast so no one would worry then logged onto facebook. Within 10 minutes, service was gone again. Supposedly they were hooking up some kind of generator at the water plant. I guess they did because we have water. Now I just need to go read all the horror stories... Carly has been in Hillsboro for the last two days and she and her friend are sick. I've been here the whole time and I woke up sick. :(
Well, I'm glad that everyone's ok but sorry to hear about the GH. Just a PIA when those things happen. First you have to clean up the darned thing and then you find out that the insurance won't cover what it takes to replace it.
Planted some asparagus that's been in the icebox since early spring. It's still alive so we'll see. I planted it then watered it and shook a little straw over the top to try to shade it some so it can sprout. If it comes up then I guess I'll water it from time to time. It's in a spot that we can drive the truck directly over the top so we put a stock tank in the back and can water straight off the truck w/o packing buckets or soaker hoses. Watered the blackberries too. Then called it a day around 1:00 and went to the house. I figured if no one had come to the daylily field by then then they weren't going to if they had any sense. I didn't get any irate cell phone calls so I hope that was the case. Finished up the 26 pints of pickled beets, made some macaroni salad and am cooking another canner of beets right now. I decided the rest of the beets were going in the jar instead of to market. I think people have gotten their fill of beets and want green beans, corn and tomatoes now. I want to get some more beets and carrots seeded for fall. I haven't figured out, other than straw how to get them sprouted. Some folks use a board but I can't be there every day to make sure the board comes off at the right time.
Y'all hang tight and I hope this next round of thunderstorms are gentle if they're in your neighborhood.
Well, we had a repeat of Friday's storm, but at least I wasn't driving in it this time. Sudden wind, more wind, and then more wind. Finally got a brief shower with thunder and lightning.
The air still feels like it weighs a ton.
Chele, I heard on the news about the water problem in Highland county, but then they named a few places that for some reason had service restored, and Lynchburg was on the list. Yippee!
I'm glad we 've still had power here because I've been watching the Olympic trials for swimming, gymnastics, and track and field. The son of a friend of DS was in the 1500M track finals, but didn't make the cut.
Bonnie, the curtains are abt 3 years old. The tops are heavy canvas, and the bottoms are regular screening material. I'm not sure why we decided to have them made with a pocket at the top, and just thread pvc pipe through it, but I'm done with fighting the pipe, which wants to fall down. If I sew rings on the top of the canvas it'll be much less likely to fall down, and easier for me to put them up by myself.
I put out a big box full of used chicken wire for the trash tomorrow, and someone has already taken it. Not sure why because it was really, really used. It reminded me of an old car someone had when I was in high school-- he said it was kept togther with chicken wire, bubble gum, and a little spit. Kinda looked like it, too.
You can sell metal Pat. They are either into some crazy sculpture or they were adding it to a metal pile. LOL
It's been crazy out here. One particular power company seemed to be slower. Some people just got electric back today. Other people that had electric, lost it last night when the second storm came. Melissa even lost electric last night. A lot of people got hail with that storm last night.
I'm sick for whatever reason. I have a headache, sort throat, stopped up nose and my whole body aches. It hit me hard yesterday. Booo.
These are some pics from Friday. The sky was blue one minute and black the next then came the wind!
I guess you don't get to see any pictures. It won't let me post.
I'm sorry you have the summer crud, Chele. Try & post your pictures later, I want to see how it looked up there.
Well, I have tickets now for the two Champions concerts of the World Choir Games. I'm going to buy a flex-pass for the daily competitions which basically lets you drop in to any venue that still has open seats. The champions concerts are almost sold out. I feel sorry for people who are coming here dressed up in gorgeous native costumes because they are going to ROAST. I think the latest weather report said that it might cool down to something less than 98 by next Monday. I'm not sure I can last that long.
That's about it from here. Olympic trials on TV, choir games in town starting Thursday, the Episcopal General Convention in Indianapolis starting Thursday. I'll follow the latter on the Episcopal news service. I don't think anything earth-shattering is planned this time.
Good evening. Chele sorry that you are sick. Summer colds/flu demand that you see the Dr immediately. They always seem to turn into much worse than the winter ones.
Had the surgery today, and in addition she found 2 more lesions that she biopsied. Seems like every time I turn around 1 little something is turning into another medical issue. Have a CT scan scheduled for tomorrow, and hope that it shows my lungs clear of the pneumonia so that I can get back to my normal living.
Janet, if everything is good tomorrow (and probably won't know until the last of the week) we need to do lunch!
Pat hope that you get to enjoy the singing, and get to several venues. I am not familiar with them, but evidently this is something that you have been to before.
We had about an inch of rain last night. The lightening and thunder were really scary. But at least we had moisture that came from the sky rather than the end of a hose.
Sorry that you are having medical issues Bonnie & Chele, and praying you will soon be better.
We lost our power with that sudden windstorm Friday evening, and just regained it today around 2:15 pm. We were very grateful for the thunderstorms last night as it dropped the temperature at least 10 degrees. Saturday we took our frozen meats to one friend's freezer and Sunday we took our frozen vegetables to another friends'. We've been going to bed when it is dark and getting up with the birds. As our Coleman gas stove wouldn't start this time, we went and got a propane one. Bob is again talking of getting a generator ...
Sorry to hear you were out too Esther! I didn't realize how widespread it was. It was terrible to be without technology and wondering what was going on out in the world. Everything we had like small radios and the little TV was made obsolete with the new tech changes. Pfft. We had the grill, the pool and texting on the phone to try to get information.
Kimberley and Howie still do not have electric. She is going to friend's for electric and laundry.
Melissa was only down for a bit on Friday but her's went out again last night when the thunderstorm came through. She was back up about 1:30 in the morning.
I'm feeling better. Now it just feels like a bad cold. Yesterday I had a fever and aches pretty bad. I was actually freezing when I went to bed.
I'll try photos again. Yay! They went!
We were out in the pool Friday and knew a storm was coming but the sky was pretty and blue. In a matter of seconds it went darker and darker. We jumped out of the pool and only made it to the porch before the winds came ripping through.
Still no rain. It's hazy out here this morning. DH got all the hay rolled last night. I really didn't care if it got wet or not. I just want it to rain. At least 2 inches please. Slow and steady for 2 days.
Chele, those are some pretty ugly clouds you all had. Glad you only lost power and not something worse. Are you feeling any better?
Bons, I'm hoping that everything shows up good for you. Just keep hanging in there. If you need to talk just call.
Ester, glad you had somewhere to take the food. Does sound like you got plenty of rest while the lights were out LOL!!
It was pretty freaky. I let the kids get in the pool while I mowed. We knew the storms were coming so I closed up the greenhouse. I finally jumped in the pool and told them we had a little bit before the storms hit. I wasn't in the pool 5-10 minutes when the sky started to change. I told the girls they only had a couple more minutes and that they could go under one more time then had to start yelling "OUT NOW!" I couldn't believe how quick it moved in!
I swear people can be so inconsiderate. DD and the two girls working for us are friends. They all decided that they'd go to Murray State together and look around to see if they'd like to go there to college. Well, next week is 4-H camp where DD is a counselor. So the other two have decided that they will go that week without her because they don't like working with my DS and the other young man we've hired(Probably because he works rings around them). And then they also decided that they'd start early loading the market truck so they could go to Louisville to a free concert on that Friday of that week. She probably wouldn't have gone but sometimes you just like to be asked, right? It just makes you hurt to see your kids feelings hurt like that. Of course, going to that concert will make the two of them totally deadheads on Saturday morning but hey, that's just a job, right? No problem if you fall asleep leaning on the table or totally miss a customer because you're out in la la land, right? Just so totally irritates me.
Still no rain but we're trying to make it rain. We cut hay. Usually that's a sure fire way. We'll see.
Burgers and hot dogs tomorrow night. I might see if anyone wants to go up on the top of the hill in the pasture after dark and watch the idiots around the countryside try to set the fields on fire...
Janet, that hurts my heart just reading that. Yep, when things affect my kid (only one you know) it affects me. Don't matter how old they get. My DS was here today, he has been sick and trying to work, and keep up with the bills, and he was just thinking out loud about what all was due and how he was going to stretch his pay check to cover everything. I just wanted to go get my checkbook and write him a big check so that he wouldn't have to worry about it. I know, I can't fix everything, but to see how he is stressing over this just breaks my heart. I know we did it too when we were first married, but I think the economy is worse now than it was then.
Oh, on the girls, that is just heartless not to think to ask your DD. And what about her going to the concert with them?
Funny about sitting on the hill watching the idiots set the countryside on fire.
Did you all get any rain on Sunday night? We got about 1/2 inch, but it seemed like it was raining so hard, it was just hard to believe that we didn't get more than that. DH is still watering the garden every night.
Chele, I didn't comment, but those clouds look horrible. I was watching clouds on Sunday when that storm rolled through here, and to the southeast, the sky was a pea green color, changed to yellow and was very scary looking. I would look one direction and see that, and then to the north west, and it was black black clouds moving very fast in the sky.
DS and his SO cleaned my house today, then went out and vacuumed and brused the pool. I can't get in the pool for a few days until my surgery site is beginning to heal. I told the Dr that the germs in the swimming pool were mine anyway!
No plans for us tomorrow, may grill and DH has his watermelon chilling in the fridge in the garage. He thinks he can't celebrate the 4th without his watermelon. I like them, but when I eat them, I usually can taste it for days. I think DS and his SO have to work tomorrow, but I doubt that any business will doing much business at all. Both are food places, unless somebody is ordering large take out orders to feed a crowd.
Be sure to fly your flag, and enjoy your holiday tomorrow.
Not much going to go on here today. They're cutting calves right now before it gets too hot. Then I hope they just piddle around the rest of the day. Probably won't but I wish they would. A market friend of ours said his day was going to be devoted to working on Junk. I so relate to that. It needs to rain a week just so we can work on equipment.
I'm going to plant some squash just in case it does pop up a shower that we could possibly get. All we've gotten so far at the farm is a drop here and there. Not even enough to wet the ground.
I'm thinking about seeing if Miranda would take Kate to one of the free concerts at the state fair. I haven't figured out yet how to approach that yet. She'll say she'll do something then she'll back out. Hopefully that won't happen if I can get her to agree.
Janet, I meant to say something the other day about the friend situation. It stinks the way so many people treat each other anymore. I see so much nastiness and selfishness when it comes to the teens. I'm seeing a lot more of it with adults too. There seem to be so many that think their happiness is more important than that of anyone else and they don't care if they have to hurt people to have or do what they chose. Heaven forbid someone says it was mean or unthoughtful because then they go into a rage about people not wanting them to be happy. pfft.
Well, I have something to say about this friendship stuff, because my best friend of 25 years has decided to have a midlife crisis that includes ignoring anyone who has known him for longer than 10 minutes. OK, maybe ten minutes is an exaggeration, but he doesn't want to phone, doesn't want to eat, doesn't want to stop by the house, & definitely doesn't want me to stop by his place. He has a new So, and I really feel like he doesn't want the SO to meet the old friends (unless it involves partying hearty, which I don't enjoy). The terrible thing is, it really makes me feel like an old lady. I am really thunderstruck, and mad, and hurt, all in equal measure.
DS & wife called from Seattle. They're taking a dinner cruise in Puget Sound until 1AM, so they'll see the fireworks from the boat. Then they're off to San Francisco tomorrow. Sounds like they're having a good trip so far.
I think I'm going to make a double batch of strawberry shortcake and eat it all!
Well hello to alll. Finally back online here. Storm did much damage in New Madison. Our power was out for over 24 hrs. Lost the food in fridge..and some of the freezer stuff too...not all.
Phone was just fixed yesterday. My internet is thru phone co...so just got it back. My desktop puter is not working right...so Mike will be up tomorrow to check it out...may be fried. Hope not ...cause its not that old! Im on laptop now ...which i dont like.
Phone box outside was hit by lightning...fried a module in it. Also fried my modem...and maybe the puter.
I was at wally world when the storm hit...and had left my computer on..sleep mode.
Some in our town are still without power.
Luckily we keep jugs of water for flushing and bathing...and bottled water to drink...so wasnt too awfully bad here. Had some limb damage...plant damage..other than that we are ok.
Sorry to hear about everyone elses damage and illness.
Ohhh...and it took me quite a while to get home friday..as all roads into New Madison were blocked by downed trees and lines...but I finally made it!
Huggs to all!!
Oh Marcy, good to hear from you. I was wondering if your absence was due to storm damage and power outage. Luckily we didn't have that. However we were in Southern Indiana and experienced the strong winds that came through. Hope that your computer is okay and just needs someone to lovingly pat it and say some sweet words to it to get it going again! Wish it was that easy.
Pat, I am so sorry that you are getting that treatment from an old friend. Sounds like you may have to change his title to old ex friend. Sometimes if a new SO is involved, they want to make sure that before being introduced to old friends that they are given a proper run down of the situation and what each person has been to them over the years. Keeps down jealousy and helps to protect him from stories someone may relate. Although that is no excuse to treat friends that way. I would be very distant if he calls, and I would tell him how hurt you were by his rejection.
Janet, are you sitting on the hilltop watching the fireworks? Hehe. I took Mr. B for his ride. We usually go to the cemetery so that he can run around and expend some energy. He heard fireworks being shot off, and he headed for the car and we came home. Wasn't there maybe 10 minutes. We are pretty removed from the little town and I hope he won't hear any more here in the house. He is as frightented of that as he is thunder.
Chele, I notice with DGD and her friends that they talk awful to each other. And this is not when they are mad! DGD states what is on her mind and if it hurts someone's feelings, oh, well. I am trying to get her to do better, but I think it is just the teenage culture. I told her that her feelings would be hurt if someone told her she was fat and ignorant etc. The fat part is true sort of, heavy definitely, ignorant isn't. She is very conscious of her weight, but I think she tries to act like it doesn't bother her, and she tries to ignore when someone says something to her. It is just like they don't have any feelings other than what they personally experience. DGD is very emotional with animals and what happens to them, but seems so disconnected where people are concerned sometimes. I know that she is better than some, as we have taken her to church when she is here since she was a little baby, and there are things at church that make her tear up, so I know that her heart is tender, and she is not hard hearted like some I have seen. I thing the Golden Rule has been changed for that generation to : Do unto others BEFORE they do unto you. I certainly hope that changes as they grow older, or we are in for a hard time, as these will be the people caring for us when we are in the nursing home!
Our day looked pretty ordinary and much like any other day today. We had no celebration, no visitors, nothing. I did grill tonight and other than hearing the fire works at the cemetery, didn't see any. DH asked this afternoon if I wanted to go out and eat, and it was just so hot that I told him that I would rather stay here and eat, so that we wouldn't get so hot That really sounds like a very old person talking, but dang it this weather is really getting to me. There must be some weather changes coming as my joints have ached all day. hope that means rain!
Marcy, Sorry about your computer, and the food. Sounds like you are more prepared for a power outage than most of us, though. If I was unable to get out of my driveway, and we had an outage, I'd be drinking warm coke and eating hot dogs.
It has clouded over here, but no rain expected at this point.
I bought some hibiscus last year and it's decided to show up and bloom.
Pat, I have a red hibiscus and it has buds on it but hasn't bloomed yet. I had it in a place that it was growing up through the branches of a weeping cherry. I tried to move it last fall, but I just couldn't do it. It had been there about 6 years, but this spring my DH got it dug up and moved. It should do so much better in it's new home.
I think we could do okay with a power outage. Our neighbors have a well that we could get water from, and I have a gas grill that I have cooked on before. When we had that ice storm a few years ago, the power was out and we were lucky enough that ours was only out 1 day, people were afraid of losing things in their freezer, so they brought it to me and I cooked meats, especially so that they could have some good hot food and not lose it to spoilage. They would just come to my house about 2:00 to eat whatever it was that I had cooked. There were about 5 families that did this. I had plenty of vegetables in my freezer and they furnished the meat. I had fruit and I made cobblers from that. I was running pretty low on sugar and flour when they finally got the power back on.
Didn't do much today except cook. DH picked the last of the peas and I cooked them, I froze broccoli and cauliflower, plus cooked some broccoli for supper. Made a blackberry cobbler, and I made a squash casserole.
Tonight about 6:30 it cooled off really fast. I am supposing that somewhere close had some rain, but it didn't get here.
Mmmm, blackberry cobbler sounds awfully good! Of course, Bonnie, I think farmers and their families know a lot better than a pampered suburbanite like me about how to get along in a power outage. I feel more able to take on a winter one than a hot summer one. I've got a fireplace, a gas cooktop, and enough candles to light up the whole town. I would probably go insane without the computer, tho!
Fried corn and tomatoes for dinner tonight. Didn't get to do choir games today because of a sink back up that required the plumber, but I'm going tomorrow.
Didn't get much done today. Ended up going to the MD with Miranda. Her back's been killing her. She has some bulging discs and was out in the mill last week helping the boys bag feed and I suspect between that and working the chute branding and cutting calves was enough to majorily irritate it. They gave her some steroid pills and are going to give her the steroids in her back to try to calm it down. Right now she's pretty uncomfortable. About all I got done was the last of the cakes made and iced for tomorrow, an order of daylilies washed and mailed and I plan to get some daylilies potted up before bedtime. Certainly not anything that was on the to do list.
Had the financial advisor look at my retirement papers. I get the impression he thinks I shouldn't retire, which he's probably right but I want to do something I want to do for a while. I guess if I can't make it as a market gardener then I'll get another job in town. At least I'll know that I tried. He said that if I thought I could get by with $24,000 a year less then go to it. I guess I'm being bullheaded but that's what I'm going to do.
Talked to a line worker today as I was gassing up the company truck.
He said, around OH, more trees are down from this storm than when Ike went thru.
This because of the Emerald Ash Borer and drought stress.
Gotta feel for these guys.
They are making killer money but the temps are brutal.
I've worked construction in this stuff and actually I'm surprised at how much they are getting done.
Henry It sure is a rough time for them to have to be out doing this. I heard on the news that another of those winds (it starts with an r, I need to hear it properly and learn what it is) is much more likely with the heat and the current weather patterns. Also heard that El Nino or La Nina )don't know which) is predicted for us this winter, and it means lower precipitation and warmer temps, sort of sounds just like last year.
Janet, I think that you need to do what you WANT to do, even if it is going against your financial advisor's advice. What he probably isn't taking into consideration is that you won't have expenditures for gas, clothes, lunches eaten out, and paying for donations that they are always coming around collecting. I found that I really do have more money than when I was working. May not work that way for everybody, but I wouldn't go back to work unless it was just a dire situation.
Sorry about Miranda. Is bagging feed in her job description? Well, she doesn't need to be doing it. Tell her that working like a man is fine in the younger years, but as we age, that it doesn't always agree with our more delicate bone structure! Really, if she messes up her back now, it will probably be with her for her lifetime.
Tomorrow is supposed to be the hottest day of this heat wave. I didn't know it could get any hotter without me bursting into flames from spontaneous combustion. The county fair is going on, and there is a horse pulling contest tomorrow night. DH is taking his DB's horses and wants me to go. I told him that I didn't think I would, as I have been to them for years and I am sure that I am not going to see anything different. Besides, it makes me nervous to see my DH driving those big Belgium horses.
Off to bed. ~~~ at everybody and hope that you have a cool place to lay your head tonight.
Gardenwife (Kimberley) and Howie still don't have electric. I'm pretty sure she posted that AEP said they were hit harder than anywhere they'd seen. They rigged a line under a tree and got their service back up late yesterday but it only lasted about an hour an a half.
I have a friend here who's husband does the 'prep' work for the lineman. He's been gone all week. I think he made his way to WV or Virginia now. He's going wherever they need him.
Janet, I hope Miranda is feeling better. When will you find out something.
Bonnie, my Great Aunt always warned me the same about taking care of my back...
Sue, glad to hear the daylilies are doing well. I have a bunch blooming but they are mostly seedlings.
We stayed in the pool most of the day yesterday. I have a feeling we will do the same today. So much for the county helping with heat or a/c. Even though we were approved to get help, they said it could be 2-3 years and that they were running out of money when I talked to them in the early winter. Now that Morganne is working to save for a car so she can go to college, they slashed our benefits in half. This system makes no sense. I'm trying to find a job and trying to figure out when and how I can work. Always such fun.
I hope you all stay cool today. Last I heard it's supposed to get to 105° with a heat index of like 112°. Joy.
I think I better check in or people will think I have shrivelled up from the heat. Went to 99 yesterday and today. Not getting much done except watering. Dipping water from the pond and that is dropping. Everytime I empty a bucket there is sand in the bottom. I have been skimming duckweed from the pond to use as mulch.. Not sure how it will work out. So far the coon hasn't dug in it. Been picking beets, chard and broccoli. Pulled the pea vines tonight. Raspberries have dried up.
One good thing about the dry weather, I have been able to clean up the back that was under water most of last year. Even found my blueberries About 6 different types of weeds in them. the catbirds will be able to find the berries better.
Glad to hear that you are surviving Herman. Won't you just start weeds in your flower beds if you are using the duckweed as mulch?
Had errands to run this morning, and didn't get home till after 12;00. Had 5 people in my pool when I came home, but it was by DH's invitation. I sat out there and talked to them for awhile, but came in and did a load of laundry and then finished a book that I had started.
DH is off at the fair tonight at the horse pull. I didn't go. Stayed here and had a big chef's salad for supper, and had one of my tomatoes cut up on top of it. It was delish!
I am heading to bed shortly. Hope you all have a cool place to lay your heads tonight.
Howdy to everyone. I've been MIA from the computer because I've spent a lot of time at the World Choir Games. I've heard some wonderful groups! There are lots of choirs from China and southeast Asia, which surprised me. I did't think of that musical tradition as being particularly attuned to choir aka choral work. But their Bach, Brahms and Britten matches or bests what I've heard elsewhere.
What's really nice is that most of the singers are young, and they're really excited about music and singing together. And lots of the groups are big: the Diocesan Girls School Choir from Hong Kong is over 60 singers, the Boys School may be about 70. The Stellenbosch University Choir from South Africa had 108! It's a lot harder to get a group that big to be able to sing in unison, and then be able to hear each other when singing in parts, than it is for 20 or 30. Most of the groups have distinctive costumes, too. Some are great, other just , uh, colorful.
Friday night I sat next to a some girls from a college choir in Brazil while we listened to some groups singing in competition. The CIncinnati women's chorus, MUSE, took their turn, and the girl sitting next to me started crying. Her English was not very good (she said, as she apologized in English), but she was moved "because they have such joy in singing with each other." Awwww... that made me want to cry, it was so touching.
I have felt so sorry, though, for people walking around downtown in the heat. It was 105 on Friday, 106 Saturday. I went to a concert at an unconditioned Catholic Church-- very traditional, Janet, you'd love it-- but we were just melting! Groups were performing at Fountain Square and in Washington Park in their national dress, poor things. The city did put up HUGE fans that sprayed a fine mist of water vapor, but when it's 106, that's not going to solve the problem unless you live in the fan.
We got not a drop of rain Sunday. It looked so promising, we had a severe thunderstorm watch, and it all went south of us. gggggrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
Gotta get some sleep.
Pat sorry that you didn't get any rain, but thanks for sending me some of it. Didn't get much maybe .02 but every little bit helps.
Sounds like you have been truly immersed in the music. I would have liked to hear some, but not in an unairconditioned venue. Just too hot for me to concentrate and enjoy it properly. Our temps are cooler and it is overcast. WL's are saying we may get some more rain.
Yesterday started off with a bang. I took Casper's food out to him on the front porch, and some other of DH's dogs came up. I was trying to keep them away from his food, when all of a sudden one of the other dogs jumped on Casper, and I of course got right in the middle of that fight. Got bit pretty bad on my right hand, and after church went to the ER to have it looked at. Got 2 stitches, they cleaned it well, and gave me antibiotics as there were puncture wounds.
This morning took the bandages off it and it really bruised.but doesn't look as bad as I thought it would.
Not a thing planned for today, but maybe some laundry and paying some bills.
This weekend was beastly. One of the Louisville markets is in a church parking lot and I got the sunny side. Kate's market is totally under mature trees and you just can't believe the difference it makes. Came home and got a bunch of beets ready to can and made 4 batches of blackberry jam. The blackberries are pitiful this year. I should be picking 20 gallon and instead am lucky if I get a gallon. Just pitiful.
We didn't get any rain either night. I've got squash and cucumbers that are blooming and they aren't going to make anything because we're too far from the hydrant. One of the other market guys said his pond is about to dry up and said that when that happens his water bill will go up to $3000 a month. You know, it takes a lot of veggie to pay that bill. They've got around 25 acres of produce but still...
Bonnie, At least when someone asks you what you did over the weekend, you can, "I got in a dogfight."
Most of the venues for the competitions are in air conditioned venues (including the Episcopal Cathedral). But the Friendship concerts, which are free & open to the public, are open where ever they can find the space. I must say, I have never seen downtown look so occupied and purposeful.
The heat broke last night and today is eminently bearable. No Choir stuff today, so I'm doing the stuff that's stacked up-- the usual laundry, dishes, plant watering, bills, grocery kind of stuff. The cat just threw up in my bed, so laundry is first!
Bon's i hope it heals quickly for you.
Pat sounds like a good time and yes that was very touching to hear from the young girl. The music must have been beautiful.
Ky i hate when i get stuck in the sun side of our market ... i never got around to berries this year. :(
Cookie and Bertie are coming over tomorrow. hooray. love to visit.
Janet, would Kate consider trading spaces with you? Hehe the young can take the heat better than the oldsters.
Herman, since I have no ponds I am unfamiliar with duckweed. Thanks for the explanation, and it sounds like it would make good mulch, and the best part is, it is free!
Pat, how long will the choir series last? Yuk, I do not miss having a cat when it comes to cleaning the upchuck. Hope your day went well. Loved the "dogfight" comment, literally! I took the bandages off this morning, and my hand is bruised but it doesn't look as bad as I thought it would. It is swollen and red, and really sore, but that will go away.
Today the temps and the humidity was really nice. Although I couldn't take advantage of it, as I was stuck inside paying bills and balancing check books. Got it done, so tomorrow I am free to be out and about and it looks like the first thing I need to do is weed.
DH and I harvested the garlic today, and man, I have bunches of it. Evidently it was a bumper crop. It is in the barn drying for a few days, then I will actually go through it and see how much there really is. DH was digging and I was just carrying the buckets of garlic to the barn, pouring it out to dry on straw.
Bonnie sure wish i had a bumper crop ? mine was so small . all i can do with it is garlic powder. not big enough to save seed for next year. Glad your had is doing better and not as bad as you thought ? but i sure hope no infection sets in .
weather feels nice.
Bonnie, shame you didn't have a garden hose to put on the dogs instead of having to wade in there yourself. Breaking up dog or cat fights never go well. I remember one time my Mom broke up a cat fight with a broom. Unfortunately while she was doing it she must have hit one of the cats in the head just right and he fell over dead. And she wasn't even swatting that hard! I never did like that Tom anyway!
I'm starting to round up hoses to see if I can stretch to the garden. I'm about half way there. I've located two more hoses in the barn and the kids say there's another hose out behind the shed where they were watering heifers. Got my soaker hoses lined up. If I wait on DH to get the job done it'll be January of 2020.
Turned in the retirement paper. Now I have to figure out the insurance. I still have another week to mull that over. I doubt that I'm going to be happy no matter what I do.
Is garlic hard to raise. If it's not any worse than onions I might give it a try this year. I was very pleased with my first attempt at onions. I usually use minced garlic or garlic powder just because I'm lazy but I wouldn't mind trying it for market. Where do you usually get your seed garlic?
Kate's gone to 4-H camp as a counselor until Friday afternoon. That means nothing will get done in the garden unless I can squeeze it in. Oh well. In another couple of weeks that will be my new job.
i grow garlic. easy easy
deer don't eat it
plant in fall and let is sleep all winter under straw.
water when needed.
doesn't need much fertilizer or any , i have never fertilized mine
this year was a bust since we had no rain . but it can still be garlic powder
Janet, forgot where I got this. It is just individual cloves of garlic, and you can even plant the kind you get from the supermarket. How much were you planning on planting? Call me, maybe we can work out something on me supplying you some for planting. Since we dug it the other day after some rain, we put it in the barn on some straw to dry out from the rain and to dry from being in the ground. I order my onions from Dixon Dale in Texas, and I believe they have garlic too. Their onions plants are really good. Grows the biggest onions I have ever seen outside the supermarket. The plants they send look like our young green onions! Lots better than from the sets that is about the only thing we can buy around here. They would probably sell well at the market too. And they also ship at the proper time to plant the onions. If you look at their website, they will get the garlic to you at the appropriate time too.
Sue, hope you had a great time today with Bertie and Joyce. Wish I was closer as I would enjoy lunch with that group.
Gotta get up early in the morning and ride to town with DH as he goes for his Dr appointment. Will have to leave here about 8:00 or earlier.
Just a quick picture before I head off to more choir games. These children are from the Guangxi Children's Choir, China. I saw them perform and then caught up with them while still in costume. I have no idea what the little knee things are, but they sure look hard to keep in place!
Yes, but Ric, just think of the faster speeds you are going to experience. Did you by chance get Windows 8, I think it was just released.
Pat beautiful costumes. Bet that you have really had a treat getting to hear the choirs. when will it be over?
Well I have a PET Scan tomorrow morning. When the results of the CT scan came back they saw about a dime sized spot on my lung. So they ordered the PET scan. I would appreciate all the prayers that you can muster, as they are saying suspicious for malignancy. I am not worrying yet, that accomplishes nothing except give you ulcers, and I will deal with the diagnosis when I receive it. I am hoping that it is histoplasmosis and nothing more.
This just in from Sue at ATP on the trial.
The primary co-defendant in the Jessica Rae Sacco murder case pleaded guilty to aggravated murder during a final pretrial hearing Wednesday in the Champaign County Common Pleas Court.
Matthew S. Puccio, 26, also pleaded guilty to felonious assault, abuse of a corpse, tampering with evidence and two counts of gross abuse of a corpse in relation to the murder of Sacco on or around March 22. Charges that were dismissed in the case included three counts of possession of criminal tools and one count of tampering with evidence.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Puccio pleads guilty
The primary co-defendant in the Jessica Rae Sacco murder case pleaded guilty to aggravated murder during a final pretrial hearing Wednesday in the Champaign County Common Pleas Court.
Matthew S. Puccio, 26, also pleaded guilty to felonious assault, abuse of a corpse, tampering with evidence and two counts of gross abuse of a corpse in relation to the murder of Sacco on or around March 22. Charges that were dismissed in the case included three counts of possession of criminal tools and one count of tampering with evidence.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Puccio pleads guilty
The primary co-defendant in the Jessica Rae Sacco murder case pleaded guilty to aggravated murder during a final pretrial hearing Wednesday in the Champaign County Common Pleas Court.
Matthew S. Puccio, 26, also pleaded guilty to felonious assault, abuse of a corpse, tampering with evidence and two counts of gross abuse of a corpse in relation to the murder of Sacco on or around March 22. Charges that were dismissed in the case included three counts of possession of criminal tools and one count of tampering with evidence.
I just read something in the paper for anyone who has a pet afraid of loud noises. Look at "thundershirt". This is a notification, not a recommendation because I couldn't get my cats to hold still long enough to put a collar on, never mind a shirt.
We finally got some rain this afternoon. It started raining very hard, then slowed to a nice steady rain. When it was over (about an hour) we had 1 1/2 inches. The grass is already looking greener! I took my hanging baskets down from the front porch and set them out where they could get some of the "good rain". DH and I sat on the porch and watched for awhile, as most of the past rains we have had this year come as storms accompanied by thunder and lightening.
Bonnie, Hope you get good results from your scan. Prayers flying in your direction! And congratulations on getting some rain. We had a couple spots of dampness here today but nothing like what we need.
The World Choir Games ended today. The last few days had been mostly sold out, so I was glad I'd gotten most of my tickets last week. I am so sad to see it end! It was wonderful to see downtown so busy, and cleaned up, and people being so unabashedly friendly. And I will really miss having the younger people around. When I'm on my scooter, I'm at the perfect height for kids to talk to. And having no common language didn't stop us from conversing, for the most part. " Hurt?" was pretty much their biggest concern. They were sweet about posing whenever a camera was on hand. " Zoom, zoom" was the request to see how fast it would go... at least, that's what I took it for. And for the most part, the musicianship was excellent. I heard so much good music, much of it religious music that you don't hear from a 40 or 80 or 120 voice choir in person anymore. It was a very, very moving experience. My sister and I went to half a dozen events together, and some separately, but we'd get together and compare notes afterwards. It was just nice to have something different from the usual grocery/ movies/ school/ TV conversations. And tonight we talked, without joking, about maybe going to the next Choir Games in Riga, Latvia in 2014!
Hi to all! Just thought I'd check in and let you all know I'm still alive and lurking.
Bonnie, I'm praying for the results of the test to be good. Let us know when you know.
Pat , I love your new fence! It's great, and the choirs sure sound like something we all would like to attend one day.
Sue, I think the shawl is fantastic. I hope it gives you confort for the remaining court dates and forever after in your quiet times of reflection on Gigi and her life.
I am not a real gardener, I just love to grow flowers. Everything I know about flowers, I learned here on Dave's Garden. So I have another (dumb>?) question. The heat this summer seems to be taking a toll on the daylilies. There are lots of brown leaves on all the plants. Do I need to remove them all , or will it be okay to wait and cleasn them up in the fall with everything else. I don't want to lose them even if they are just noids.
I try to deadhead a little each morning. I can't do much in the heat of the day. I have been enjoying our neighbors swimming pool. We are welcome anytime and we don't have to do the maintenance! A good Gig!
I'm still having trouble with my legs. Ugh! I had bursitis so bad in both hips that I could hardly walk. I got cortisone shots and they didn't help but for a few days following the shots. I had a full 12 session series of accupuncture, chiropratic adjustments, ultra sound treatments and a month of physical therapy. They are better, but not 100% yet. I'm still doing the therapy everyday at home. Then I got a baker's cyst on my knee and tore some cartilage in the knee because of the pain from the cyst. All and all, I'm discouraged and just want to be able to walk without pain. I'm going to the ortho doc again tomorrow. Maybe he'll come up with something new that will cost a fortune and not remedy the problem. Ugh!
Oh, Lou, I am so sorry to hear about all the problems you are having. Sounds like you have tried all the remedies. I am hoping that the ortho will be able to suggest something else. I am not ready for a wheel chair yet, and don't wish one for any of my friends. Sending prayers your way.
You don't have to do anything with the daylilies, it won't hurt them other than being unsightly. I just usually do a general clean up in the fall,
Been doing domestic chores today, so my house is clean and I am super tired. Did all the laundry too. I have a hair appointment tomorrow and a Dr appointment on Wednesday, so thought that I would prepare for the unexpected and have everything done in case I need to go/do something else this week.
Lou, sounds like you've had your basket full of troubles. Sure hope some relief can come your way.
We got some of the weekend rain. I got totally drenched in Louisville Saturday trying to get the truck loaded after market. Then I had to go to Sam's and Wal-Mart and liked to froze to death. I was pretty much wet from the hips down and air conditioning and cold shoes and shorts are not complimentary. The gauge at the garden said 1.5 inches to go with the .5 inches on Thursday and the home farm had 2 inches. Didn't even make the creeks trickle. The kids did a lot of weeding yesterday since the ground was prime for pulling weeds.
Bonnie, I hope all your tests come out fine. Hopefully, it's nothing.
Lou, check down in the daylily foliage to make sure you don't have any kind of critters. Most likely your daylilies are turning brown from lack of water. If that is the case, they will grow all new foliage when it cools off or when they get a good drink.
I hope everyone gets to feeling better and keeps cool. This weather is so bizarre. Carly has soccer 13 out of the next 16 days. I feel bad when it's so hot but she loves her sports.
Thanks for the advise. I cleaned the lilies in the front yard garden up just because they were unsightly and that was what got me to wondering. I'll check them and probably let them go til cooler weather. Dr. appointement this AM. Typical Dr., Waited an hour to see him for 5 min. I am scheduled for an MRI on thursday and see him again next Tues. Maybe then I can get whatever is wrong taken care of. (Excuse the grammar)LOL. I have no ambition to anything the rest of the day. It's already 97% !
I guess I'll read and do some house work. Lou
YES!! YES!!! YES!!! God is listening!!! Such good positive news. Now you're all dolled up with a new hair do so you might as well go out somewhere to celebrate.
Lou, they're probably just going summer dormant. When it cools down and there's some more moisture in the ground they'll put out new growth. Mine look so raggedy that I hate to ship anything in the fall because the tops look so bad. You can clean up the foliage or leave it, your choice.
Good going, Bonnie! Yee-haw and Amen! Good, good news.
Lou, I hope you get some clear cut results so your doc will know what to do to give you some relief. I had bursitis and a few other "itis" s while I was out every day at the choir games, and it really makes it hard to sleep and hard to concentrate on anything else except I HURT. I have some lidocaine patches, but they don't stick very well on a body part that moves or flexes (like hips and shoulders).
My hydrangea flowerheads are turning brown and wilted. Should I cut them off so the bush isn't trying to spend its time making blooms instead of just surviving? Opinions welcome.
I was going to leave the hydrangea blooms on the plant to dry, but they are turning real brown too. I guess it's the heat and drought. I have been watering it everyday, but it seems to droop everytime our temps go over 100. I droop too at those temps, so I can emphasis with it.LOL
i had my cousin and her step sister come and visit.There is nothing like family to perk up a person. Even my family. LOL I have not seen her in 20 yrs !
she had her two kids and then her step sis has a dd . We had a great time !!
i hid the fairys that i have in Jessica's garden all over my back garden. Girls had a blast finding them ! I had the convinced they don't move when boys are in the garden. LOL truly fun entertainment.
i m sad to see them leave. I have not seen my family in so long. 12 yrs My parents did come last fall for a 5 days.
well its pouring rain here !!! a good rain too. and it feels good ! the ground is actually wet !
sold most of my plants too. so i don't have to worry about watering them .
Sue that sounds like a good time. We got some rain too, but don't know how much as we don't have a rain gauge.
Lou, all I am doing is keeping my hydrangea watered and alive. The blooms on mine are all brown, so no trying to save them for dried flowers. I really don't know the proper thing to do with them. I know that is no help to you or me either.
I am going to be making roasted tomato sauce tomorrow, so need to head to bed shortly to get my rest for an all day work fest.
Darius, it will be lovely to see you again. We'll find you someplace to rest your head for the night.
My very fancy weather station rain guage have gone kaput, so I can't tell you how much rain we've gotten in the last few days. I'm relieved that I don't have to be watering every spare minute, though! I was helping a friend pack up to move abroad (aka, the East side of Cincinnati) 2 days ago when we got quite the thunderstorm. A native of Xenia, she takes her storms seriously. After a tree nearby was struck, she eased the tension by telling the story of her large family during the big Xenia tornado in the 70's. They had very little notice, but her mother had herded the kids into the basement as the tornado barrelled through. All of a sudden there was screaming from above "What the *@(^$&*# is happening!" She had an adult son who'd been working the night shift and had slumbered through the first part of the storm, until he awoke to rain-- on his face, in the bedroom that no longer had a ceiling. They all survived at their house, losing only the roof and a stairway. I guess the moral of the story is, never have more children than you can count to get to the basement in time. (I think I'm safe with my one son.)
We've gotten rain over the last two days too. Tickled me to death. I've got cucumbers and squash blooming nicely and green beans 2-3 inches long. This should just about make them perfect.
There won't be any tomatoes this year unless I buy them. I got all of them out and the mat down but there was no electric fence put up and the deer have just been having a field day. I figure even if I got a fence up right now I wouldn't get ripe tomatoes before frost to I'll just leave them be.
We pulled weeds most of the day in the winter squash and other parts of the garden and my payment for that is a back that's having a fit. I've taken a bunch of Aleve and figure I'll get some shut eye and hopefully it'll be better tomorrow.
Janet, DH is tickled about the rain we have had too. I think my beans will be fine now that they have had rain. They were just itty bitty, and I am betting that they will exhibit a growth spurt. Our tomatoes aren't very nice, ie knotty, mishappen, small, so all they are good for is to make juice from. I am planning on making some roasted tomato sauce though.
Pat, I guess that story really took your mind off the storm outside. I am sure the rain in the face would be better than any alarm clock. What a shock. I had one of those electronic weather stations, and it wasn't reliable at all. I thought it would be nice to be able to see the temp etc without having to go outside or peer out the window. if you find one that is really good, let me know, as I am still enchanted with the idea.
We had a funeral to go to today, and it was at 1:00 which sort of killed the whole day. Oh, well, we left a bit early and stopped at Cracker Barrel for breakfast. Then after the funeral, stopped at Kohl's to see what was on sale.
I guess I will do tomorrow what I have put off for a couple of days. Need to make some relish and some roasted tomato sauce.
Well, friend is safely moved to her new address in Mount Lookout. I need to clean my room, the garage, and work on the basement before someone turns me in to the Hoarders show on TV. I was thinking that if I gave up reading and watching TV and dvds, I'd be in good shape, but then I remembered my room when I was a kid, a teeneager, a student, etc,etc etc. I just can't organize. So I'll clear off the surfaces and the floors and hope I can find what I need without too many fits.
I got out to water the trees today and noticed that my aconitum was blooming. It had taken a long time to get some established, so I'm glad it's survived. The centaurea in the early summer and the aconitum now are nice blue accents for the bigger beds.
No tomato's in my garden either. :( just not enough rain ..
kids are studying for the skillathon for rabbits tomorrow.
well not much going on here.
went to a animal auction
got a new guinea pig :P LOL what can i say... i broke ...
son got a new rabbit... paid to much for it... again... i was weak.
i got 10 new sexlink chickens. they are pretty healthy looking... they do have lice... yea ! ... not... dusted with Sevin... but i think they will be good chickens ?
got a used cage also. i was not fast enough for some of the other cages... next time i will be faster. good deals at auctions... i m hooked !
did go over budget. not good. so i guess my beer budget is a bit thiner this week.
i couldn't believe how many rabbits there were !! must have been 200 ... just rows of rabbits... some were only 1.00 if i knew how to cull rabbits i would have a freezer full !
Some huge meat turkeys also for only 5.00 !! helloooooo can you say " cheaper then Butterball " got to get my butchering skills improved.
Oh, Sue, I don't think I could kill either the rabbits or the turkeys. I know my DM did when we were small and lived on the farm. Yes auctions are addictive. Just be sure that you don't wave to anybody in the crowd, you may just buy something that you didn't want.
I went to an estate yard sale today. It was inside the seller's house and he had marked everything with a price. I got an antique oil lamp, no globe or shade, but got it for $25 and it is easily worth $150. I also bought a brass floor lamp for $7 , it needs a shade. I also stopped at a yard sale and got a cameo pin which I am going to take to get appraised. I think it is the real deal. Only paid $3 for it. Even if it is just costume jewelery, I think it is pretty and will wear it.
Pat, maybe you and my DH can live together. No, he isn't a neat person, just the opposite, he is a hoarder too. Great about your blooming flowers. I love blue.
I needed to be at home doing some weeding today, but after I got home, decided it was too hot. I waited till about 6:30, and gave 3 dogs a bath. I had prepared the water this morning in a big tub, left it sitting in the sun and it was quite warm by the time I gave the baths. 2 of the dogs were used to baths but the new JRT was not, and I don't think he liked it. He looks a lot better though! He is again white, where before the bath he looked sort of tan!
Guess I pulled my darned back on Friday. By the end of the day it was aching, made it through market Saturday with a lot of Advil. Was doing ok on Saturday until my daughter pointed out that I was only suppoed to be taking one of those, two tops, every 8 hours and I was taking 3 every 4 hours. So I quit taking them and yesterday afternoon was rather rough. We skinned 2 bushel of peaches and got them ready for the freezer plus got 4 batches of beets ready to go in the jar and I was about to cry by the 9:00. Got to the point where I had to take a break now and then and go lay down. Hopefully today, holding down this desk will help it some. I don't need this.
We are now in the sheep business. We bought 4 yearling hair ewes and 4 rams that we'll use for market. I'm thinking right now that we'll breed them to a meat breed of wool sheep to try to get a little more meat. We'll just have to see.
Janet, When you rest your back elevate your feet and ICE pack on your back At least 10 Minutes. That works for me although others like heat. I use prescription Motrim 600 3x a day. That is 3x the strength of OTC. After surgery had 800 so don't worry about overdosing on Advil. Just don't exceed 4 grams of acetamenicin from any source, in 24 hours. Hopes this helps.The thing that helped me most is strengthening my core muscles.
I mistyped. It was actually Aleve. Naproxyn. Don't know if that makes a difference. You're right about the muscles. I usually walk a mile a day around the outside of the building but I've fallen off during this hot weather and I think that has made a difference. I just never thought a lot about pulling weeds and grass except there were some exceptionally large clumps of Johnson grass.
Well, I made chopped ingredients for pepper pepper relish today and then will have to finish it tomorrow morning. I had to run to Frankfort to pick up DGD later this afternoon, then Came home and we talked and then it was time to cook supper. She will be here 2 weeks, then it will be almost time for school to start.
The new JRT has learned that he can come to the back door, and I will let him in to spend the night in the laundry room. Lots cooler there than outside, especially tonight. He is sort of being skittish around me after the bath and putting flea meds on him.
Got some tomatoes to do something with tomorrow, the next thing will be corn that is just coming on. I said I wasn't doing any canning this year, but I just can't stand to see it go to waste.
Janet, sure hope that your back gets to feeling better soon. My chiropractor recommends ice, as it will reduce the swelling in the muscles. I had always used heat, and he agrees that heat makes it feel better right then, but is doing nothing to take away the swelling. Be careful with the Aleve, that too can cause stomach upset and liver damage.
DH finally took the bush hog to my iris bed. It looks better, but don't know what that will do to next years blooms. I guess we will wait and see.
Sue, gosh, I don't know if I could kill an animal I had raised. But if you can, I am sure that there is a market for them.
Hiya Herman. Still working in your yard/garden? Be careful of the heat.
I just need to register that my dear friend of 25 years (that I thought was kicking me to the curb on July 4th) and I have been talking. Many misunderstandings and apologies now on both sides. I'm glad he called me becuase I'd really written him off after several months of strange behavior. I feel relieved and happy. I don't think I have enough time to make another best friend of 25 years!
Pat, even if you had that much time, it is a hard job making not just a good friend, but a great friend. I hope that everything is all settled now and you can go back to your old routines. I am happy for you.
We just had a storm roll through and DBIL who lives a mile up the road called and said that he had golf ball sized hail for a bit when it first started. We didn't get much rain, only thunder and lightening and a bit of wind. How about you Janet?
Pat, I'm very happy to hear that you and your friend are talking again.
Things are about the same as usual here. Craig is still working and so is Morganne. She bought a car last week and got her temps. She and Kristenne should be getting their licenses soon. I'm looking for a job in Mt. Orab or between here and there. I'll have to figure out what to do with Nolan when I find one.
Carly was to play JV and Varsity soccer this past weekend, ten games in all. During the first half of the first game, she took a blow to the knee. She has an appointment tomorrow with the same Orthopedic Doc that she saw for her ankle. The onsite specialist thought she had a sprained MCL. The Doc at the ER thought she had a strained MCL. She's been on crutches with a knee immobilizer since Friday night. The swelling has gone down but she still can't put much weight on it. :( Luckily this week is the youth soccer camp but next week is conditioning. Both school and games start next month. She's so unhappy when she can't play sports. I hope you all will send up prayers that her injury isn't serious and that she can get back on the field soon.
Everyone in the new school district has been so nice and friendly. I also accepted a position on the soccer board. We are really looking forward to moving but we really aren't any closer. I'm positive we've made the right decision. All the things I see and hear around here, assure me that it won't get any better in this area.
Pat glad things worked out. Its hard to find great friends like Bonnie said.
Hoping for Carly her injuries are not severe and she can get back in the game soon. Sending healing energy to her.
well for me and my family...
just another day in paradise :) ...
Only got about 6 drops of rain last night. I guess we'll keep waiting.
The kids started digging potatoes yesterday. There aren't as many as I 'd like but then again the weeds took them and there's only so much you can ask a potato to do. I guess we won't have any tomatoes this year because the deer are keeping them trimmed back. You can see where they walk up and down the fabric mat eating as they go. I guess they like the lack of weeds between rows. Royally ticks me off whenever I think about it.
Made a peach cobbler last night. Looks like a fourth of it's already gone. My MIL, before she went to bed last night, told the youngest DD to make sure that cobbler didn't burn. She so tickles me. 91 years old and as spunky as can be. We sent the lamb to slaughter last week and she asked if they'd harvest the brain. Of course they won't anymore but they will send the head back home if you want to do it so Miranda was out there with the sawzall extracting the brain and Nanny had brains for supper that night. She's never demanding and always appreciative of what's done. No wonder everyone falls all over themselves to make sure she gets a little pleasure out of her older years. I hope she is.
Pat, glad you got back on track with your friend. So often those gulleys never get filled in and they become great ravines that are never mended.
Chele, sounds like things are gearing up for a busy season again. Hopefully everything will heal and things will be fine. Good luck in your job hunt. Pretty soon all your kids will be driving and things will never be the same.
My life will get much easier when the older ones can drive! Adding them to our insurance was much cheaper than them getting their own so we did that. Morganne has to help pay for it. Kristenne decided not to play soccer and she's hoping to find a job too. :( She's been filling out applications.
Carly is such an excellent athlete. Everything is so easy for her-not that she doesn't work hard, she's just got such natural talent and she's so intelligent and has such dedication. I hate it when she can't do what she loves. She does have a very good coach now, who wants to work with her and the new kids don't seem to be threatened by her and they appreciate her ability. It seems like it will be a very good and very different experience.
Janet, I don't necessarily envy all of your work but I love that your family works together. I still think we are missing out by living so far from you.
I guess I better get my buns moving. I have some white soaking that need to be washed. Carly's doctor appointment is at 3:15 and I have to run by UPS to return something. Hopefully I'll find some time to feed the kids before we head south for soccer camp. Since Carly was supposed to be helping teach, I let Maddie and Jazzi sign up.
Good evening. Oh Janet, so sorry that you didn't get the rain, but you didn't miss much. We only had 2/10 of an inch, but all around they had more, and also had the hail. DH said DBIL's tobacco didn't look very good this morning.
Yuk, oh yuk on the sheep brains. I only tried to cook hog brains one time, and it would take a page to tell you how sick I got doing it. Things like that are banned from my house. If he wants to eat such horrible things he will have to do it in the garage or at one of his men's lunches they ocassionally have.
Went to Sam's today, then stopped by Kroger for groceries. DGD was with me, and it was lunch time when we hit Kroger. Was curious as I had never tried their cooked food. She had a piece of chicken, mac and cheese and I had a chicken sandwich, 2 cokes, and it was $12 and some cents. Not gonna be curious again any time soon. That is highway robbery. I am thinking about going someplace else to buy groceries anyway.
I hate Kroger, at least here their produce sucks, their meat is thirty seconds away from spoilage and their seafood smells like it went bad a day ago. Oh, and their bakery stuff is all very soft, overly sweet, and it just screams "fake food".
Janet i didn't get much in pototo's or tomato's this year either. I won't be doing any selling at farmers market. :(
I hope these new chickens i got start laying soon. i have 14 layers and i m still only getting 6 eggs if that .. i think i got a few egg eaters but can't see which ones ? are eating the eggs.
rain and storm last night. we just got the tail end of it. so not much of anything. just lots of lightening
When we were in Kroger yesterday and walked by the meat case, the meat looked okay, but there was a horrible smell, and it seemed somebody had tried to cover it up with clorox. Both DGD and I noticed it. Thankfully, I don't buy meat there.
Well, it clouded up, got real black, thundered, had lightening and wind, but NO RAIN. It did cool it off here, but evidently it just sailed past us. They are saying more chance of storms later tonight.
DGD got industrious this afternoon, took down the curtains, washed them and rehung them. Used a scrub brush and cleaned the floor in my bathroom, off my bedroom. She says she will finish cleaning tomorrow.
Heading to bed, seems like there is no resting in the afternoons, ringing phones, barking dogs, and general mayhem.
We got a brief downpour here on the west side. Lots of wind and lightning and thunder, but just enough rain to justify not watering anything with the sprinkler. It did cool us off though: it went from 99 to 84 almost immediately, and now it's 75. What's going to happen during the dog days of August? If it's much worse than what we've had so far, I'm not sure we'll last!
Getting ready to watch the opening of the Olympics tomorrow. If I don't post much for the next couple weeks, it's because I have Olympic fever.
Don't know how much rain we got but it did rain pretty good last night. Cedarmore got 1.5 inches. I'd say we got at least a half. Maybe we'll nickle and dime our way through the rest of the summer. I sure hope so.
I suspect those sheep will be in their new home on Sunday. The guy told Miranda he'd deliver for $100. It's a 120 mile round trip and takes about 3 hours to get down there, look etc., load and get back so I'd say that hauling fee is cheap. And I think he's curious as to where his sheep are going. I'm ok with buying them and having them around but darn, can we spend the money around here!
There's a piece of property out on the main road that's gone up for sale that my DH is dying to own. His dream is to have our own market there to sell our products plus have a kitchen that prepares take home meals. I'm not sure I'm on board for that but I'm listening. I'm really not retiring to spend all my time in a kitchen cooking and washing pans.
HI, everyone. I got about an inch of rain spread over 3 days. Things are looking brighter and no lugging water from the pond Little tomatoes and strawberries I planted this Spring are starting to ripen, a handful each every day. Enough for me
I'm preparing for a visit from DD#2 a week from tomorrow, so out comes the shovel and hoe for the floor and lots of other things to do. like finding the beds in the front BR. If they don't like the way things look, let them clean it (as if that would happen). I opened the drapes and almost choked on the dust. Such is the life of a single old man.
Dog bathing day. Belle doesn't mind a bath, if she can slurp on her Lickety Stik while I'm washing her. I really need an engineer to come up with a suction cup holder for those things, it'd make my life easier.
Yes Celene, you need to tell us what that is. I need something to lure Mr. B into getting a bath. Last week, I filled a big cattle feeder with water early in the morning, let it sit out in the sun until later afternoon, and then gave Mr. B a bath in that. He seemed to tolerate that better than inside in the shower. After I finished with him, gave Casper a bath. That was probably the first one he has ever had. I don't know that he disliked it, but the jury is still out on him. Then I gave DH's rat terrier a bath. She enjoys them, but she doesn't like to be held. When she was small she got a fish hook in her lip, and we had to hold her down and get it out, and she absolutely freaks now if we put a leash, a tight collar or hold her too tightly. So when you bathe her, you have to be fast.
Our family reunion was today, and it was great. A niece has it at her house. They have a big back yard with shade trees, and picnic tables under them. There was a good breeze stirring there. Plenty of food, and all of it was delicious.
Need to check another thread, and then off to bed. I have an appointment in Lexington tomorrow morning at 9:00, so will have to leave here about 7:30. Will be right in the middle of rush hour traffic.
Carly goes for her MRI tomorrow and sees the Orthopedic Doc again on Wednesday. I'm really hoping they tell us something tomorrow but I doubt it. Her appt is at 10:30 and they said it will take about 45 minutes. I know the Doc is in until 11:00 but I doubt he'll stick around since we'll see him on Wednesday. She's missing conditioning this week. :( If things stay the same as they have been, she made both Junior Varsity and Varsity. I just wish she could play.
School starts in 3 weeks. We haven't moved of course. I keep praying things are going to work out instead of crashing down. The kids are so much happier there. I'm so much happier there!
Sue: Lickety Stiks are roll-on dog treats. The bottles look like old fashioned Ban roll-on from the 70's, but it has bacon, liver, or chicken flavored goop inside. It's low in calories, really tasty, fairly straightforward ingredients, non-messy and long-lasting.
Kydaylily, I make fresh pickles in the refrigerator that are good in a day--is that okay?
The heck with canning. We take the raw pickles to market & let people do their own.
We sell baby dills, up to 1¼" long, dills, up to 2½", & bread & butter or chunk pickle size, up to 4".
Beats canning first. Usually have 24 or more 5lb bags.
Bernie, think we have had this discussion before. Here the unprocessed pickles are called cucumbers. May just be a difference in terms. But it gives me pause when I see someone talking about pickles and they use the term for cucumbers.
Yes, but if I put just cucumbers on the price cards, nobody would buy them.
I actually have Pickling cucumbers on the tags.
Today's for sale; 9 bags of the Bread & Butter, 23 bags of Dill's, 3 bags of Baby Dills.
lots to do this week as our fair starts friday
our show chicken lost his toe ?? stupid bird... so he needs a bath . yep i m going to give a chicken a bath.
hopefully i can get the blood off his feathers.
poor thing ... so i guess we won't have a chance at 1st place or champion :( maybe the judge won't notice ? ... it could happen ...right ?
If I were the judge it sure would happen. Who needs the toe, he has others doesn't he?
DH and I finished putting up about 30 pints of corn, cut off. We gathered it last night, and did it this morning. I woke up to him already brushing silks off it. Nothing I like better than being hit with work before I completely wake up!
Well after we finished with the corn, and I cleaned the kitchen, I called it a day. Until I thought of some phone calls that needed to be made, and some other things that needed to be done. However, I did find time to take a good nap.
I forgot to thaw any meat for supper, so we had vegetables and it was a very good meal. I don't really have to have meat, but DH feels like he is very deprived if he doesn't have it.
Gosh, I was thinking today that Marcy hasn't been around lately. Hope every thing is okay. I remember her saying something about her computer. If anybody is in touch with her, tell her we miss her.
We've been in the car all darn day. I have to go back out in an hour to get Morganne.
Carly had he appointment with the Ortho at 10:30 this morning. It was after 11:30 when he finally called her back and told her that her ACL is torn and that she has to have surgery, especially if she wants to play sports. We both bawled. He put a call in to the surgeon and got her an appointment this afternoon. So we had to drive from Hillsboro back to Lynchburg to pick up the rest of the kids then we drove to Chillicothe. The MRI images weren't good. She has a torn ACL, almost all the way gone and also a sprained MCL, which will mend. She is having surgery next Thursday. They are taking a piece from her hamstring to build her a new ACL. She'll be able to walk immediately and start physical therapy right away. Originally they said recovery would be about 6 months but the surgeon said 4 months. Needless to say, she is devastated. It's going to be a rough fall. :( We stopped on the way home and ate dinner and then went back to the hospital to get her blood work out of the way. She's got a big honking ACL brace now but I believe it's better than the other one she was wearing. She got measured for another brace which she will get after surgery. My heart aches for her. Things were finally going well for her again.
Doggone it Chele, it it weren't for bad luck, poor Carly would not have any luck at all. I will put her on my prayer list. Cute young things heal very quickly, so maybe she will surpass the Dr and the surgeon's estimates of the time it takes to heal and rehabilitate. I know that she is so disappointed. Give her a great big hug from me.
Went to the grocery today. I just hate that job, but got home around 2:00 and put every thing away, then just sat and rested. It was hot and I was tired and hot. We had Bible Study tonight, and just got home from that.
I thought I had enough tomatoes to make some roasted sauce tomorrow, but looked and will have to wait another day or two to have enough for a big big batch.
DH and I are going to the church tomorrow to set up the fellowship hall for the retirement reception for this Sunday afternoon. We will do some cleaning and straightening of the church, then the shrubs need trimming, and the flower beds need weeding. So we will be Jack of All Trades tomorrow.
I'm trying to keep up with the Olympics, but I am not doing a very good job of that.
Sure sorry to hear about that Chele. She surely does need to take good care of those joints and ligaments though. They've got to last her a lifetime. I know a lot of folks that played sports as kids and got hurt and are undergoing joint replacements now. She doesn't want to go there. But I also know that playing sports means everything to a lot of kids.
Going to try to work up a bunch of bruised apples today and get a bunch of cucumbers ready to go. I've got 4 five gallon buckets of slices in the cooler in salt water. I think it's gonna be dill today.
Turns out you can eat enough fresh cucumber pickle to make you pretty nauseous. I ate a bunch of fresh pickles that I sliced up and brined last night, and a pot of coffee. No chance of that making me sick, eh?? lol I bring it on myself.
Chele, that is a lot to be proud of, her determination to further her life and career. I am hoping by the time she finishes college that the economy will be much better and jobs will be plentiful. I don't think anyone should discourage her plans, even playing sports. I would much rather be running myself silly taking them to games and practices than later on running to attorney's offices and courts. As long as she is interested in sports, she will not have any time to get into trouble.
I wish Gabby was able to play sports, but she is lucky to be able to walk, much less try to do something athletic at the same time. I don't know who she gets that from, as both DH and I played sports when we were in school, as did my DS. It is probably her DM's side of the family, as I don't recall hearing her say anything about sports in school. She is artsy, and can draw like you wouldn't believe. So she is gifted. (I am talking about DGD's DM) DGD is just smart, a little overweight, beautiful and has a heart of gold. All good characteristics, but not something that you win trophies from, except the smart part.
Just back from 4 hours work cleaning the church. We took Mr. B with us and he had a good time sniffing out new territory.
I think I may need a little nap to counteract all that activity this morning, just as soon as I freeze the broccoli that DH brought in from the garden. He brought in a 2 1/2 gallon bucket full.
Not all kids enjoy sports. Some just haven't found the right sport. Others have been discouraged by kids, adults, parents or coaches. There is nothing wrong with being artistic. Many people have gone far on music and art. :) Maybe she just hasn't found her *thing* yet. There are all sorts of clubs and activities outside of sports. Carly was in band too. She gave that up to take Spanish. There are only so many hours in the school day. She gave up volleyball to play soccer. And she gave up spring soccer when she was younger, to play softball. Sometimes the running is a bit too much but I didn't want to discourage them from trying something they might be good at, may come to love or possibly even build a career on. At that age, it's good to "fit in" in some type of group and I was trying to avoid the bad things they could get involved with that might get them into trouble. We of course learned that all the sports kids aren't all that great either but I think that was more a small school thing than a sport thing.
Michelle, I hope she can stay upbeat and get into a good routine in the new school. It's a shame, but sometimes these things work themselves out.
I'm enjoying the summer from my back patio. I had an episode of being extremely sick and passing out totally. Dave had to call 911 . They took me to the local hospital ( which I have no use for). They did all the routine tests and CAT scan. Diagnosis was a big long name I don't remember for extremely low postassium. Said potassium level was 1.6( which didn't mean anything to me). All I know is, that I was in alot of pain, and lossed use of my legs. I went in and out of conciousness(sp?) and they gave me two horse pills of potassium and started an IV of potatassium. I quess they usually administer it slowly, but some -- decided I needed it fast. I thought they were killing me!!! I screamed at them until they slowed it down some, but it still felt like they were burning my veins out. I was discharged and have an appointment for follow up blood work next week. In the mean time, I'm not to take any supplements as it would give a false reading next week. So, I'm weak and my stomach has been upset since I got home. My poor garden needs deadheading and weeding so badly, but I don't have the"Get up and go" to do anything. Hopefully next week, I'll get something to get myself back to normal lazy. LOL
Celene, I've been meaning to ask you if the cute little succulent I got from you at the RR, would do good in a terrarium. It is so cute. I love it!
Stay hydrated and cool everyone so your potassium doesn't get low! Lurker Lou
Thanks Lou. She has some really good coaches now and it seems they will serve her well and keep her in shape for the long run. I just have to get her through the next few months.
I'm sorry to hear about your illness. :( I do know that you can get wicked leg cramps from low potassium. Have you tried eating bananas? They are also good for you. :) Technically that would not be a supplement but it might help. You might also try drinking Gatorade or Powerade or one of those type drinks to keep your fluids up.
Lou, that's pretty strikingly low! Potassium is needed to make muscles contract, and that includes the heart muscle. Early symptoms are feeling faint or shaky, and irregular heartbeat.
It can also make you crazy! I know, I know, it's a little late for that (hope your sense of humor has survived). Low potassium was the most common medical condition to produce psychosis when I was working on a psych unit, but also the easiest to fix. It should, however, be administered SLOWLY IV so that the heart can adjust. I hope you feel better soon!
Thanks! Good article. I have been eating bananas and drinking lots of liquids. I had a lot of heart tests and I wondered why. Now, I know.
The humorous side to my episode is a 'small town' typical gossip story. The day Dave called 911, we were having the dining room carpet taken up and tile installed. This meant that everything had to come out of that room. Our house is small so we had the hallways filled with dining room chairs and my two large lighted plant stands and other stuff. The EMTS told Dave they couldn't get a gurney thru the house, so they lifted me up in to my computer chair , which has wheels, and wheeled me outside to the guerney. A second crew of EMTS came to Seymour Hospital to transport me up to Columbus hospital . (My family Doctor is in Columbus). I was feeling great by the time they loaded me up for transport. Outside the Ambulance, I heard the one guy say to the next" This is the lady they had to wheel outside because her house was such a mess they couldn't get thru the house. " LOL When we got underway, I told the guy I overheard what he said about my house and I wanted to explain. He reddened and said" That's what they said , Maam, honest!" I explained my mess, and he got a kick out of it. When I got home I had an e-mail from a friend asking me if I need help cleaning my house since I was sick? She had heard that perhaps I needed a cleaning lady. LOL I wonder how many people think I'm a hoarder now.! Lou
Lou, hehehe, that is a good one, and yep, that is the way gossip starts and the rate at which it travels. I sure hope that your appointment with your Dr gets you on the right track. Dont worry about the garden, it is almost fall, and all the stuff will soon croak, so no need to stress over it. Maybe Dave could go out and deadhead, my DH could do that, as he is good at destroying things.
Celene, forgot to comment on your unusual diet last night I hope you don't do that often. My late DMIL used to love to eat sweet pickles with cake. I haven't tried it, but she said it was good. You may want to try it and let us know about how it tastes.
Janet, so you are officially retired, or just taking some sick time off? You will never miss work and all of it's hassles, you will be so busy with the garden and your farmer's market activities. Have you gotten the sheep yet? You will need to let us know how that goes. I can't say I don't like lamb, as I have never eaten it. My neighbor and I go to an Indian restaurant once in awhile, and I told her to point out the things on the buffet that has lamb in it. Just one of my quirky "can't eat it" type things. I think I could easily be vegetarian.
Yes, Lou, now you'll have to be "Lou the slob" instead of Lou the Lurker. LOL. Those Fire and EMT guys have big mouths. Ages age, when Josh was in 7th or 8th grade, he and a friend of his discovered a secret door in the knee wall of the third floor bedroom. The cats had already discovered it and had been using it as a large cat box. Josh and friend took a candle with them to explore the secret hiding place, which had an old foam mattress in it. Long story short, they set the house on fire with that mattress, and I created abackdraft by opening the door to find out what that smoke was.
A couple hours later , when the firemen were in the final stages of cleaning up the mattress and flaming cat poop, I asked one how much would I have to pay them in hush money to keep the cat poop out of the story. He laughed and said I didn't have enough money unless I'd just won the lottery.
Oh, I was so mad at my son!
Bonnie, there's a great restaurant in Blue Ash called Through the Garden. They have meat on the menu, but tons of vegetable dishes and they grow their own herbs and many of the veggies themselves. One of my friends hates vegetable and whined about going there. Said he wanted to go to someplace more like "Through the Stockyards."
Lawsy Mercy! Can't miss Sue's birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUE!!!!
Ran behind all morning. I guess that sleeping in is going to be out for retirement. It puts you behind all day. I did get the kettle of apples ready to cook off for apple butter but need to bake tonight so it'll have to wait until tomorrow afternoon. Got so darned many cucumbers I think I'm going to start pans of pickle relish so I can get them out of the way. I already have 5 buckets of pickles soaking in saltwater in the cooler. I start the rest of that 12 day crap on Tuesday. Just too darned much stuff to do...
Bonnie let's plan lunch in about 2-3 weeks when things hopefully around here settle down. Kitchen inspector comes next Thursday so I'll start cleaning full time probably Monday or Tuesday morning. Just what I need.
The sheep are here. 19 sheep don't take up a whole heck of a lot of room.
Chelle i believe several Olympians have also had the ALC operated on??? and look where they are in the Olympics.
Woohoooo America won gold in Judo !! and womens !! and she is from OHIO woohoooo.
sorry have to make it quick
Austin got Best in Show on his scrapbooking in his age group !
Savannah got 1 st place!!! for her scrapbooking in her age group
so far no other silkies chickens are entered and we have had many offers already on our birds ! wow. they will be great breeders . We already have a waiting list of people who want the babies.
we bring rabbits on sunday .
sorry i have to make it quick but i m one tired mama
thank you for the birthday wishes , can you believe i forgot !! LOL i m 45 today. but i know i look younger, so don't be all jealous , *snickering * ... i know i look 29 don't i ???? ... *snickering again * ... *snort laughing*... ok ok you caught me and all that... well a girl can dream can't she :)
Sue, Congratulations on all the fair awards, and having people on a waiting list for purchases of silkies. And a belated Happy Birthday. Sounds like a great week!
It's windy here today, but no rain yet. The rain guage on my home weather station has stopped working-- but I can testify with my own eyes that we've had no rain. I'm currently overdosed on the olympics. There's plenty of other stuff I should do but I'm feeling lazy. I think lazy will win today!
Ooh-- that's a thought. I think I qualify for at least a silver medal in lazy--maybe even the gold! Janet, you are easily the winner in the pickling category, with a new entry in Sheep.
Celene, gold in soaps. Chele, I think this year you may have had the gold in all around mom, including kids' sports commuting, with a special mention in the emergency room visits category. Bonnie, what categories do you want to medal in this year? Bernie, gold in strawberry production. Lou, gold in single event of most dramatic ER visit!
Pat, I guess I may qualify for the most ER visits and hospital stays! I sure hope I don't ever repeat it though.
Sue, congrats to the kids on their wins. I am sure that they enjoy competing. Oh, sounds like you may have a new side business raising silkies to sell.
Lou are you feeling better? Take it easy.
Chele, did they set a surgery date for Carly? I want to put it on my calender so that I can keep her in my prayers.
Pat, next week, I will compete with you for the laziest day award. I have been going full speed ahead, trying to get this retirement reception all planned and it will be over tomorrow afternoon. I am hoping to have at least one day where I can just sit and do nothing, before I start canning tomatoes. I will not be doing any juice, but will make the roasted tomato sauce, probably do some for my DS and his SO, as they work so much they probably won't have time to come and do it.
DH is off to a horse event tonight. He went to one last night. Since his DB is sick and cannot compete with his draft horses, my DH has taken over. He won the contest both last night and tonight (he called to tell me). I told him that there isn't any money budgeted for him to buy Belgians this year. Holy cow, good pulling horses cost upwards of $50,000, and they eat a lot too.
Well, I am heading to bed shortly. I have invited the preacher, his wife and another congregation member to come to my house for lunch, so they wouldn't have to drive back to their homes, then come back to church for the reception. Nothing fancy, I cooked a ham, baked beans, made potato salad and watermelon for dessert. Since we will be having cake and punch at church, I didn't want to make anything too heavy.
Bonnie, that all sounds pretty good. If I could drive farther than the grocery, I'd come on down myself.
Just watched the final part of the Heptathlon (which was all they televised). The leader, and winner, was a British girl who performed so beautifully, and won the race and the gold medal. She had lots of support from her fellow Brits, and then they all sang "God Save the Queen" together at the medal ceremony. That was one happy stadium!
Bonnie, Carly's surgery will be Thursday. I won't know what time or anything until they call me on Tuesday. I think they said something about getting there 4 hours early?? It's an hour and a half drive each way. It will only be a 45 minute outpatient surgery. Kind of scary. Thank you for the prayers!
Sue, ACL injuries are very common. Those ligaments in there are very small. All it takes is one good knock to the knee when it's twisted just right or when your foot is firmly on the ground. The doctor said they are extremely common in girls that age. She would be fine walking around on it, maybe for years but runs the risk of instability, leg locking, etc. I'm thankful that she can have the surgery because she loves sports so much. She's lost when she can't play. Luckily, she is very good.
That dinner does sound pretty good! I love ham. :)
I guess I'm going to get to bed. The older three girls, Nolan and I went to Sam's earlier, bought a bunch of stuff to stock the concession stand, dropped it off and got home about 10:30. I'm having problems sleeping anymore. I lay in bed and toss and turn until 4 in the morning anymore. I'll be glad when I get a handle on life. pfft.
Chelle, thanks for asking. I'm feeling better and have a little more energy now. I'm acting like I'm 100% so my body will get the hnint. LOL I get more blood work done on Wednesday. If it is all okay, I'll get on the schedule for arthoscopy on my knee. It has a lot of calcium deposits and "junk" in there and maybe a torn ligament. I was scheduled to have when I got sick and so that got postponed. I'm ready to get to normal again, but maybe at my age, normal doesn't apply anymore.
Has Morgan taken her driving test yet? I'm so glad she used her money wisely and got a car. You should be so proud of all you kids. I envy you as a mom. I didn't ever feel like I was good mom with only two girls. I did my best, but they don't see it that way. Life is perspective, and everyone sees reality differently. Its a beautiful day and I 've got the laundry done so I'm going to sit on the porch and enjoy. Lou
Bonnie, you mentioned Dave deadheading. When he deadheads, it looks like I have a stick garden instead of a flower garden. He trys but I'd rather he didn't deadhead.
That's good to hear Lou. I was watching videos of what they are going to do to Carly. Sounds very similar to what you are talking about. They'll have to clean out the old ligament then cut out a piece of hamstring to replace it. Bleck.
Both of my oldest took their tests and I'm sure I'm not supposed to discuss it. LOL Morganne knocked over a cone with her passenger mirror. Instant fail. She did pass the driving part. Kristenne passed the maneuverability but got nailed on the driving. She was at a red light and was stopped but she let her foot off the break to roll up so she could see. The officer said she had to 'intervene' because she was going to turn left on a red light. Needless to say they were both pretty ticked. They can't go back until the 18th. Grrr. I had to laugh though. Morganne said it was bull that the cones are in the same formation at the same distance no matter what size your car is.
We have a friend who's husband is the used car manager down on Beechmont. We got Craig's car from him and called him again for Morganne's. He treated her well. He knocked $1,500 off the price and also got her a 3% rate and no money down.
Parenting is a strange animal. I don't think most kids think their parents did/do a perfect job. I think I'm doing a good job as far as being there for them. I'm definitely more positive than my parents ever were. Unfortunately we are not doing a better job supporting them financially. But I'm doing the best I can for them. It's been tough between trying to get them to after school stuff and trying to find anywhere in podunk to work. Craig's wages are still the same and won't be changing any time soon. I think everyone just does the best they can with what they have.
Chele, of course I don't know the whole story, but I think you do a remarkable job with parenting. You may not be rich and have money to do everything, but in the end, they will remember the times you all were together and did things that didn't cost money.
I was in high school before I knew my parents were poor. They made up for it in love.
Lou, let us know when your surgery is scheduled. I am hoping that things will be much better after the surgery. I wish there was an easy painless way to operate on the lower back and get rid of that pain.
Made roasted tomato sauce today. Only had 8 pints, but it sure smelled good, and my house still smells like it. I did the chunky kind today with big pieces of veggies in it, and will add mushrooms when I open it to use.
Bernie, I bet it is hard to get workers who will stick it out. They all want the cushy jobs.
Thanks Bernie. If we were closer, we would help. Heck, the kids would be thrilled to have extended relatives.
Thank you Bonnie. I do always let them know that I am trying and that I wish I could do more. I watched Abandoned and Deceived last night. Funny how you identify with people in similar situations. It did make me feel a little better. I've always been honest with my kids because I don't want them to think anything is this way because we want it to be or because we are okay with it. But they also know people go through much worse and have much less.
Chele will have you in my prayers tomorrow for a successful surgery and a quick recovery.
I went grocery shopping today, and it was so hot. Had to hit Walmart and the pharmacy too, so I didn't get home until about 1:00. I decided to take the rest of the day, sat and read which morphed into a nap. Then had to cook supper. Bible Study tonight at 7:00. We started a study on Esther, which seems to be at first glance very interesting.
One of my church friends called today and told me that he had been appointed interim pastor for a little country church. He was previously just a lay speaker, so this is a big step for him. He is to attend a 2 week cram course before being licensed to preach. He wanted to know if I would be interested in attending with him. Nope, no way, I will speak when asked, but not gonna get credentials that would single me out.
Guess I will be back to canning tomorrow. Have more tomatoes to do something with.
Okay, Chele, tell us how the surgery went. Have had you in my thoughts and prayers all day.
I played with paperwork all day today. I balanced 4 checkbooks, paid some bills then started on some reports for church. I couldn't sit there and do it all at once, so i would take a break, then go back later to do some more.
Janet, did you get any rain tonight? We had some about 6:00. Probably had over an inch. It came straight down very hard. Had some wind and thunder and lightening too.
Surgery went fine, no surprises and the surgeon said her knee looks great. We won't get to see it until tomorrow when we take her bandages off. Her $700 brace (which I call her bionic leg) goes from mid shin to high mid thigh, is now packed with bandages and wraps and a cryo cuff and we can't see anything other that fat bandages in a brace! They cryo cuff is pretty cool. It's kind of like a knee brace shaped ice pack with a hose attachment. We have to plug it in to an electric cooler every hour and it circulates ice water through the pack to keep swelling down.
She goes for a follow up with the surgeon on Tuesday and will start physical therapy right away. She's on crutches until she put weight on her leg. We lucked out with the physical therapy since Melissa knew of a place close to the school. I called and they take our insurance so she can go right after school. Otherwise it was going to be a scheduling nightmare not to mention gas!
Anyway, we had to drive an hour and a half to the hospital and be there at 9:30am. She was finished by 12:15 or so and in recovery. It took the bum 2 hours to fully wake up. LOL We left about 2:30, had to drive the hour and a half back home, stopped at Kroger for 4 prescriptions and she wanted Taco Bell so we stopped for lunch. We hadn't eaten since about 10:30 last night. She was a little queasy but doing okay when we ran into a friend at a stop sign. She told us her son puked after surgery and was glad Carly was okay. Of course as soon as we pulled away, Carly gave up the few bites she had eaten then threw up again about ten minutes later. By the time we got home, she was able to eat and keep it down. I guess we got home around 5pm. She's comfy in my bed with a laptop, phone, fan and TV. I just woke up from about an hour nap and I could go right back to bed!
Thank you so much for the prayers. We are all okay! :)
Sorry that she puked, but glad that everything else worked out well.
We had about 6 drops of rain here, Bonnie, but Indiana, KY, and the east side of the Cincy area seemed to be getting baptism by immersion. I'm still glued to the Olympics, but I'm sorting and throwing out papers and magazine by the bushel, so I'm feeling productive, at least.
Rhythmic gymnastics. They work with a ball, 2 batons, hoops and/or really long ribbons. The ribbons are extra cool. They have to be gymnasts, ballerinas, and have eyes as good as shooters or archers as they toss their into the air, twirl around or tumble, and then pick them up before they hit the ground. (I had to fix that sentence... the way I had it first made it seem like they tossed their eyes in the air--duh.)
How's the invalid today?
Our power was out last night for over an hour. It must have been a fairly small outage: from the front door, it was all dark, from the back door, the neighbors there had lights. We finally got about a third of an inch of rain. Much nicer today, that's for sure.
I was watching it at the medical center while I was waiting for Carly. It was so pretty and graceful! I only saw three with the balls and one with the hula hoop.
Carly is doing great! She's napping now. She could have had her pain meds at 6am and 6:30 am but didn't ask for anything until after 10 and even then she only took one. Later in the day, she took the other and that is probably why she's napping. LOL We took the bandages off today and it looks really good! I'm waiting for a nurse to call me back because the surgical nurses didn't realize there was optifoam (?) used. The rest of the stuff can get wet but that is not fully covered so I need to know how to deal with that. I'm really pleased with how it looks, considering what was done to her yesterday! Photo below.
She also received a very nice surprise from some of our new WB youth soccer friends. :)
Chele, great to hear such good news about Carley. Incision looks very good for just the day after surgery. Awww, what a pretty bouquet.
I must have missed that olympic event. I did see some of the syncronized ?? swimming the other day.
Had a Dr appointment this morning. Having a reaction to the experimental drug, and she suggested that we take a 2 week vacation from it, and then start it again.
Just in from the casino. We went for the buffet and did play the slots for about an hour. DH came out about $200 winner, and I lost $20. so not too bad if you look at the overall. We did some car shopping on the way there. Talking about trading cars, but just in the early stages of beginning to look.
Chelle glad to hear everything went well .. .except for the vomit... :)
not much going on here just rest and lazy today
need to catch up on the Olympics.
pretty nice out 59 today brrrr. but a nice walk with the dog this morning with a sweater... my garden has not seen me in weeks. it is a mess... :(
i spent 4 hrs pulling 4' weeds in my back garden , sprayed down a lot of weeds too around house and in the gigi garden.
still have not gotten that mole yet ! ? sheesh.
lots to do before i work at the apple orchard this fall... didn't i say " what do i do know that fair is over ? " duh !!
Chelle glad to hear Carly is moving around some. is she complaining of being bored yet ? :)
tomorrow is shopping iwth my MIL ,,, should be fun... ?
kids are addicted to Bernie Mac show reruns LOL
well i have a ton of jimmy nardello peppers.. most are green but i think they will turn red in the basement.? the last batch did.
pulling the jalepeno's tuesday and then cabbage on wensday...
tearing down the garden this week. then its salsa time !!
Sue, I need a good salsa recipe, if you have one. I have tons of tomatoes and peppers and it would do my heart good to be able to make something out of them besides roasted tomato sauce, tomato juice, whole tomatoes and anything else that can be done with tomatoes. Seems we ALWAYS have good luck growing them.
me too Bonnie. the price for tomato's here is 1.99 lbs and there is a waiting list for canner's...
what is the secret to growing tomato's ??? will your DH share his secret ? :)
good morning everyone
Chelle hope Carly had a nice sleep
Pat how was the olympic last day at closing ceremonys ? i missed it. kids wanted to watch Buck the documentary on the horse whisperer. i was out voted .
but it was a good documentary
Hi Cookie. good to see you :)
Bernie how is market going ? that is an early morning for you
well not much going on today but the mall for school clothes with MIL.
can't say if it it will rain or what today ? i hope not , i just sprayed ! ack :P
good day to you all
Sue, I thought the closing ceremonies were kind of yech. They kept on with the theme of the history of British music, but I personally don't think that disco, Spice Girls, and punk really constitute music worth showcasing. They did, however, at one point, put up a video of John Lennon singing Imagine. That got a lot of sing-alongs from the athletes and the crowd. The song that got the best reception, with everyone singing was--- wait for it-- Eric Idle singing Always Look on the Bright Side of Life. Even people that looked like English wasn't even their third language were singing right along. And before the powered down the Olympic flame, they made a point of saying that there was a "blossom" for each of the nations that had sent athletes to London, and that it would be disassembled so that each country would be able to take its blossom home in celebration and remembrance of the 2012 games. That was nice.
I have trouble with tomatoes, too. My problem is either bugs or critters or blossom end rot. Or too much shade or not enough water. One of my neighbors prunes his plants to a single strong vine, and gives the tomatoes treats of banana skins. I don't know: some years I get great tomatoes and some years I get stinkers.
I'm still in the midst of organizing and cleaning everything at my house. At the moment, I'm working on my family history materials. I hope I can complete it before I'm 89 and getting carted off to the nursing home!
I m so honored to have spent time with your dad. He was one of the sweetest men. Your mom must have been so lonely in heaven with out him and they are together again . I love you
many many hugs
sue and family
Thank you, Both...it was indeed a blessing as that is how he wanted to go (me, too) and he was smiling until the end. I don't think I could have endured another death like my mother went through. God is good...
I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. Yes, what a wonderful way to go...but any departure is a loss to those left behind. I hope God sends you many comforts to warm the spaces your mom and dad's deaths left.
Wonderful Man and I'm glad we had the chance to get to know him a bit better!
In no way would you ever imagine he was 94 years old.
We in fact spent some time w/ him a few weeks ago at the pond tour.
Talked dogs and such... he was amazed at Dru.
We stood by the gate watching him for a bit.
Dru even let him be petted and took treats.
We had a great laugh when Dru knocked Robyn over while romping around.
I'm feeling stronger and my blood tests were good. I'm having the orthoscopy done on my knee Friday. I'm anxious to get it over with and healed up. Between my bursities in my hips and my sore knee, I've been hurting since last December. I want to walk around without any pain or weakness! My gardens have suffered with the drought and heat and lack of attention. I have a little cart I sit on and do my deadheading and weeding. It's the sitting down and getting back up that gets to me. LOL Old age is for the birds.
I've certainly enjoying following everyone's post this summer. I think maybe, however, that we might want to start a new thread since it is no longer "Early Summer".LOL
Schools here in Seymour, went back in session on August 9th. I always have sorta thought as the beginning of the school year as the end of the summer. I've got to re-educate myself to go back and think of Labor Day or Octoberfest as the end of summer. We are enjoying some great weather. I sit on the patio and read alot, and sometimes, I just watch the activity in the yard . We have four hummingbirds feeding and fighting over the feeder that hangs real close to the chair where I sit. The squirrels ( 5 resident squirrels) are always fun to watch. Also, this year, we have had a pair of Carolina wrens, and a pair of black-capped chickedees raising some little ones. We have flock of Goldfinches that come every afternoon to feed on the Purple cone flower seeds, and drink and bathe in the little steam that goes to the pond. They are very timid birds, but this year they have ventured up closer to the house and I love watching them. I always have a bowl of cut flowers on the patio table. Last week , I let them go and should have replaced them but didn't. Then we got an evening of storms. The next moring, the Goldfinchs were have a ball eating on the wilted Sunflowers. Have a good week everyone and send some good karma and prayers that my leg gets "fixed up". Lou
Is there a new trick to posting pictures? I tried three times to post some pictures and when I hit "Preview" or "send" It just opens on the Dg home page.?????
The sentencing is mostly done in Sue's daughter Jessica's Death.
It will be 42 years before Matthew Puccio is even eligible for Parole.
So he will be 68... before the first Parole hearing.
Puccio, 26, was sentenced to life with parole eligibility after 30 years on the charge of aggravated murder, but will have to serve consecutive terms of 12 years for assault, gross abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence. He pleaded guilty to all of those charges earlier in the case.
Less than 90 minutes earlier, co-defendant Andrew Forney was sentenced to 10 years in prison for his part in the case.
Sharon Cook, another co-defendant, was first in the courtroom Monday and received three years in prison.
Christopher Wright, another co-defendant, received four years in prison. Cook and Wright were fined $500.
Wright, 37; Cook, 25; Kandis Forney, 25; and Andrew Forney, 26, also pleaded to several charges after they were accused of helping cover up the crime and helping Puccio.
Kandis Forney, the final co-defendant, is to be sentenced Tuesday.
I am so happy to hear that it is almost all over for the scum. I know that whatever the punishment, it isn't enough for taking a life.
DH and crew started cutting tobacco today. He said the help is so inexperienced, but hey any help is better than none. This is his DB's tobacco crop but he is in the hospital from surgery, then he developed pneumonia and now has MRSA. He wanted to come home, but they are keeping him in isolation for at least another 2 weeks.
I got out and cut some big weeds today, and then since I was on lunch duty for the help, had to quit and get things ready for them. After that, I just read a bit then that turned into a nap.
Will be the same schedule tomorrow and every day after that until it is all cut and in.