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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 1, 2012
2:46 AM

Post #9261193

We came from here:
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1273995/#new

Good Morning! Hope your coffee is hot enough, tea is strong and your juice is sweet.
Did anyone get to see the blue moon last night? Once the clouds cleared, it was huge and bright!!

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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 1, 2012
3:02 AM

Post #9261198

Allison is right, I need prayers is a big way...my brother Brian is full of cancer. They found a large mass in his lung, neck, and brain.
The lung is a large tumor and it's not operable, in his neck is a large blood clot, and the brain has some swelling around the mass there. I need prayers for peace and mercy, no long term suffering. This is the brother I go fishing with, boating, he's the cook, and my gardening buddy. Besides my husband...he's my best friend.

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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 1, 2012
3:06 AM

Post #9261199

{{{{Celeste}}}}
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 1, 2012
3:34 AM

Post #9261206

I'm so sorry Celeste.

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

September 1, 2012
4:39 AM

Post #9261226

Sooo sorry to hear this (((♥♥♥))) Praying for you and your brother Celeste. So very hard when It's a sibling since they are such a part of you. Keeping you close in my heart for peace and mercy.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

September 1, 2012
7:31 AM

Post #9261337

Just devastating, Pixie! Life is so precious, and so short...prayers for peace and mercy for Brian...
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

September 1, 2012
8:33 AM

Post #9261384

Prayers from Connecticut.

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

September 1, 2012
9:00 AM

Post #9261408

sending prayers

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

September 1, 2012
9:34 AM

Post #9261441

So sorry, Celeste.
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

September 1, 2012
10:51 AM

Post #9261499

Dear Celeste, big hugs. Praying for your brother and the whole family. Also praying for no long-term suffering. Praying for continued special moments with him.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 1, 2012
5:50 PM

Post #9261864

so sorry Celeste ((((hugs))))))

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 2, 2012
3:57 AM

Post #9262065

Thanks everyone.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

September 2, 2012
3:12 PM

Post #9262626

Went to son's for picnic today...7 kids present...here are the younger ones setting up a "lemonade" stand...they were mixing strange combos!

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wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

September 2, 2012
3:18 PM

Post #9262632

so sorry celeste

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

September 2, 2012
3:32 PM

Post #9262646

Cute, Robin!

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

September 2, 2012
3:52 PM

Post #9262661

We just got home now having compressed the work of sending three kids to their colleges in a busy, high mileage week! I hope I can post pics from the famous Namkaugh garden taken during a stop in the Berkshires to rest our weary bones. Right now, we are very tired and sore and feeling pretty wierd with the quiet and CLEAN house.

We explained to our dog how each child had gone to a college. He listened and stopped waiting by the front door for them. After we moved his mistress, if you petted him, he'd put his head into your arms and wimper.

My heart goes out to Celeste and to Louise, and the rest who've posted too. Prayers, prayers prayers are what I can offer.
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

September 2, 2012
5:00 PM

Post #9262739

Prayers for you, too, Rosemary as you settle into the empty nest. Lots of pets for your furry friend.

Looked like a lot of fun, RD.

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

September 2, 2012
5:42 PM

Post #9262767

Enjoy your rest and quiet time Rosemary and give Cliffie some extra hugs♥

Fun times Robin!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

September 2, 2012
7:03 PM

Post #9262846

Wow - cannot imagine having all three kids leave at once, Rose! You can take mine if you like.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

September 3, 2012
9:35 AM

Post #9263317

Poor Cliffie! He'll need lots of extra attention...now that the kids have left, Rosemary, do something special with your hubby or friends at least once a week...

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

September 3, 2012
5:00 PM

Post #9263777

Thanks all. Empty nest is truly an adjustment that has just begun for us. It did help Cliffie to take him to a patio restaurant. A lot of kids and adults came to admire him. Still, he walks all around the house probably hoping they'll appear, and daytimes while we are at work will be much longer, even if we do make a point to come home at lunch.

In some ways it is a blessing that kids have gone on to college. We are very thankful we were able to get to this point. Also, I can clean, and a day later, it still looks good!

It would be really funny if i decide to teach a college course again, and DS goes to the closest university. Thanks for the offer Victor, since you undoubtedly have amazing kids, but i think I've earned a little rest.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

September 3, 2012
5:08 PM

Post #9263786

Understood, Rose, but the offer stands...

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 3, 2012
8:04 PM

Post #9264056

blame Victor for the wrong thread.. LOL

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

September 3, 2012
8:05 PM

Post #9264061

Some people just HAVE to enforce the sandbox rules...

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

September 3, 2012
8:09 PM

Post #9264064

I'm going to send my coloring book to Jen with all my pictures with coloring outside the lines!! :-)

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

September 4, 2012
4:47 AM

Post #9264263

Or if the coloring picture is a stained window, you can make it all one color.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 4, 2012
7:24 AM

Post #9264391

hee hee


Just got back from gym, worked with a trainer...my legs feel like jelly

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

September 4, 2012
7:52 AM

Post #9264426

Mine always do!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 4, 2012
9:03 AM

Post #9264506

Walking down the stairs is killing me

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

September 4, 2012
9:12 AM

Post #9264522

wait until tomorrow :-)

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

September 4, 2012
10:48 AM

Post #9264634

Hee hee! Good pain. I will join this week.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

September 4, 2012
2:44 PM

Post #9264841

Anyone know how far away you must stay from plants you want to protect when spraying with RoundUp??

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

September 4, 2012
3:20 PM

Post #9264881

My older one has lunch at 10 AM!!! How stupid is that?
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

September 4, 2012
3:47 PM

Post #9264903

Don't know

Very stupid. Is there a chance later in the day for a snack?

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

September 4, 2012
3:54 PM

Post #9264910

The teachers are now discussing that.

RULE for girls' shorts - no lower than where their fingertips when arms are down at sides. That seems pretty high to me.

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

September 4, 2012
5:17 PM

Post #9265021

Victor I don't think it matters how close as long as the RU doesn't touch the other plants.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 4, 2012
6:08 PM

Post #9265065

ours used to be our 4 fingers above our knee

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 4, 2012
8:23 PM

Post #9265262

Fingertip length it's called and that is the proper length for school...stand up and let your arms relax at your side, mine lay about 4" above the knee...if you look at the shorts they sell now it's 0" inseam which would be about 12" from the knee...BIG difference

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

September 4, 2012
8:47 PM

Post #9265287

I did that and it's much higher. No baboon arms here. ;)

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

September 5, 2012
6:04 AM

Post #9265556

My grandkids started school yesterday...article in this morning's paper said a bear got there first...such fun living in the boonies...
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

September 5, 2012
6:19 AM

Post #9265571

Heehee Yes, I just got up and measured. From the top of my knee to fingertip is 7". I have long legs.
Back in school I thought I was daring when I wore a skirt at that length. That was in college, cuz no way were my folks gonna let me out of the house like that.

In going through a box that my mom had I found info about my grandmother's father. A relative has been doing a family tree. My mom had gotten info together, but never sent it to this relative. I found her phone number by googling her name and called her. She was tickled pink. I am in the process of updating info. Looking forward to finding new family. Never knew much about Nana's side. I only thought she had one brother-turns out there were two. One drowned when he was helping with logging and floating the logs. His body was found 6 weeks later. That was just before the cousin I called was born back in 1935. I also found a picture
album and a photo of my great-grandfather.

Edited to add. RD, I guess it just wanted an education too

This message was edited Sep 5, 2012 8:20 AM
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

September 5, 2012
6:22 AM

Post #9265574

that is cool jan!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

September 5, 2012
6:32 AM

Post #9265578

Yes, very cool, Jan. I want to start researching my family.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

September 5, 2012
7:35 AM

Post #9265646

Wow...family you just found...that is cool!

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

September 5, 2012
7:43 AM

Post #9265651

That's awesome Jan!
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

September 5, 2012
12:48 PM

Post #9265985

It's very exciting.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 5, 2012
12:59 PM

Post #9265999

neat!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

September 5, 2012
1:29 PM

Post #9266026

I will be doing a followup DNA test with Nat Geo. Will give lots more info than the first one I did. Will now see both maternal and paternal lines, many additional markers, even how much Neanderthal is in me! Grunt!!!

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

September 5, 2012
1:37 PM

Post #9266034

We could have told you about the Neanderthal with out a DNA test! :-)

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

September 5, 2012
1:50 PM

Post #9266057

HeeHee!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

September 5, 2012
2:25 PM

Post #9266090

Was expecting that!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

September 5, 2012
2:27 PM

Post #9266094

Going to Cooperstown in a few weeks. Anyone ever been??
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

September 5, 2012
2:52 PM

Post #9266105

Yes, back in the late 80's early 90's.
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 5, 2012
3:39 PM

Post #9266149

We went a couple years ago for a hall of fame game, and many many years ago to the rest. I don't remember much, other than it was one of our few family vacations.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

September 5, 2012
4:35 PM

Post #9266219

No...Doug always said "someday"...go while you can...

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 5, 2012
5:09 PM

Post #9266273

agreed Victor.. ooga booga!!!!... that is awesome Jan!!!

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

September 6, 2012
4:24 AM

Post #9266701

Asking for a few prayers and good thoughts today for my GS Domenic, he is having surgery. Nothing complicated but still worrisome for us. He is having his urethra repaired.
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 6, 2012
5:24 AM

Post #9266725

Definitely Ronnie

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

September 6, 2012
5:37 AM

Post #9266735

Sure will.
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

September 6, 2012
6:29 AM

Post #9266783

Done.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

September 6, 2012
6:58 AM

Post #9266821

Hugs going out, too...

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 6, 2012
8:49 AM

Post #9266935

praying!
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

September 6, 2012
9:18 AM

Post #9266968

On it.

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

September 6, 2012
12:42 PM

Post #9267178

Thanks so much, you guys are the best♥ Domenic is home and doing fine. He will be sore for a couple of days but some pain meds should help him along. Felt so good to be able to hold and help comfort him in the recovery room. I am truly blessed!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 6, 2012
1:28 PM

Post #9267205

so glad he is ok Ronnie

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 6, 2012
1:28 PM

Post #9267207

awesome

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

September 6, 2012
1:45 PM

Post #9267225

Good news! Glad you were able to be with him...
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

September 6, 2012
4:12 PM

Post #9267344

Woohoo!!

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

September 6, 2012
8:42 PM

Post #9267618

I just got on this thread so I will add prayers for Celeste's brother & hope that he can stay pain free.

Rosemary, as much as you love your kids, it's nice to have hubby to yourself (as well as the house).

Just got through watching tonight's US. open. The 2nd set took over an hour to play. I heard that this afternoon's match was long as well. I hope the guys get plenty of rest tomorrow.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 7, 2012
4:26 AM

Post #9267732

Behind here...glad Dominic came through with flying colors Ronnie!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 7, 2012
11:24 AM

Post #9268069

Friend from school was at the US open last night


I really haven't seen any news on the clean up from this hurricane on mainstream media so glad I get updates from the president of a charity I support


Here's part of his message

I’m in East Plaquemines Parish, and the damage here is just absolutely devastating. This was truly a historic storm, flooding every home along an 18-mile stretch. Residents are still without power and have no access to running water, the air is thick with the smell of mold from flooded homes, mud covers nearly everything and there’s an overwhelming heat index of 110 degrees. In short, the devastation here is far worse than reported

What had happened was this...

Plaquemines Parish which is on the east bank of the Mississippi River was still suffering from the BP oil spill, and a large percentage of them are still out of work because of it. They said “The oysters and shrimp have not come back, and many fishing families have suffered fiscal meltdown as a result. "
Then came Isaac. The new levees in St. Bernard stopped flooding into that parish, but the new high walls “funneled all that water into Plaquemines and ruined everything.”
Every single building has been flooded—either ruined or severely damaged. There are boats and burial vaults strewn helter-skelter all over the road and sloped alongside the levy. There is a sweet rotten smell that covers the soggy land and seems to seep into your pores.


Do you see that? EVERY building!!!!!!!!!!!



This message was edited Sep 7, 2012 2:26 PM

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

September 7, 2012
12:19 PM

Post #9268109

I saw some of that on the news, & it looked devastating...but to hear it from someone there trying to help...how much more can those poor folks endure?

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

September 7, 2012
4:05 PM

Post #9268336

Who or which organization from the gov't is supposed to be helping.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

September 7, 2012
4:24 PM

Post #9268348

Mainly FEMA, I would guess.

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

September 7, 2012
8:07 PM

Post #9268533

Hope better than last time.
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

September 8, 2012
5:12 AM

Post #9268727

At least the shelters are now taking pets. Really FEMA couldn't do a WORSE job than last time!

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

September 9, 2012
1:06 PM

Post #9269971

So hard to dip in and try to catch up...have missed keeping up with everyone. Will be back online more soon. Celeste, Dear, you are still so in my prayers, and I also pray for your peace, more memorable moments with your dear brother and Brian's comfort.

Rosemary, I hope this new phase is a nice one for you and your husband. It must be hard to have 3 leave all at once, but just think how fun it will be at the holidays when they come home and they no longer have bedrooms now that you've made them all garden storage rooms! LOL Poor Cliffie, must be such an adjustment for him to understand.

Jan, that is so cool about your newfound family!

Ronnie, good to hear Domenic is doing well.

Personal trainer, huh, Jen...yikes, aren't they really sadists in muscle shirts? :)

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

September 9, 2012
4:18 PM

Post #9270127

Went to the fair today & brought home 1 blue ribbon...for my Morden Sunrise rose...3 reds, & 1 white...not too bad considering I didn't enter many flowers this year...my dahlias were awful, but there were some beauties entered...anyway, the day was a top ten in the weather dept. So wonderful just to wander around ...
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 9, 2012
4:25 PM

Post #9270135

Yeay Robin!

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

September 9, 2012
5:07 PM

Post #9270157

Very nice, Marilyn! Congrats!
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

September 9, 2012
5:34 PM

Post #9270186

Woot, woot!!!

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

September 9, 2012
6:14 PM

Post #9270222

Great job Marilyn, congrats!!

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

September 9, 2012
8:02 PM

Post #9270356

Congrats, marilyn.

;) Louise guessed my secret. Kid bedrooms are being deep- cleaned, and the boxes already started going in (temporarily I tell ya). They'll be shocked at how nice the house looks until they see their bedrooms.

We did get a new webcam--they've improved and gotten cheaper. Now anyone far away can see their dog.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

September 9, 2012
8:37 PM

Post #9270380

Congrats, M!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

September 10, 2012
5:33 AM

Post #9270532

Thanks, guys...the fair is sort of a highlight for me, so you can see how boring my life really is! LOL...Today I'm painting one of the spare rooms...yes, I know, just too exciting...Rosemary, great idea with the web cam...I really missed my dog when I was at college...

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

September 10, 2012
6:10 AM

Post #9270564

More corrupt politicians in NJ??! Struggling to get my shocked look on. Trenton mayor arrested this AM.
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

September 10, 2012
6:32 AM

Post #9270599

I should get a web cam so I could see what the cats are up to while I am gone!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

September 10, 2012
8:18 AM

Post #9270725

NJ is like CT...many former mayors & a governor all convicted...Memory, that would be super...unless they just slept the whole time!
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

September 10, 2012
8:28 AM

Post #9270742

I know that ONE of them is hyper-active - so he will be up to something!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

September 10, 2012
10:46 AM

Post #9270903

Maybe just looking for a banana??

http://edition.cnn.com/2012/09/10/world/asia/india-airport-primate-smuggling/index.html

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

September 10, 2012
1:40 PM

Post #9271095

Too bad it didn't bite him! Jerk...

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

September 10, 2012
2:53 PM

Post #9271175

Very sad local story.

http://www.lohud.com/article/20120910/NEWS03/309100089?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

September 10, 2012
3:54 PM

Post #9271228

Was just talking about this last week.

http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-yellowstone-bison-charge-20120910,0,51708.story

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 10, 2012
6:10 PM

Post #9271368

saw that on the news.. nuts

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

September 11, 2012
5:56 AM

Post #9271752

Couldn't retrieve the 1st story, but the 2nd one is awful...IQ of a grape!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

September 11, 2012
7:39 AM

Post #9271880

Never forget 9/11 and all those who were lost. All the true heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice to save others. Perhaps best exemplified by the flight 93 passengers.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

September 11, 2012
8:45 AM

Post #9271933

Please remember my close friend, Stephen Driscoll, who died while saving others in the S tower on 9/11. Member of the elite ESU of the NYPD. I will always remember him as a skinny kid from the Bronx with a heart of gold and a constant smile. Thanks.

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

September 11, 2012
8:48 AM

Post #9271937

Remembering them all today Victor. Peace and good thoughts for you.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

September 11, 2012
9:12 AM

Post #9271948

http://www.nypdangels.com/cop/cop.php?id=16

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

September 11, 2012
10:09 AM

Post #9272005

Thanks, Victor...quite a tribute to your friend...yes, a day I'll never forget with 3 family members in Manhattan, not knowing if they made it or not...couldn't stop crying until all had been accounted for, but Mitchell is still carrying the emotional scars of seeing the second tower hit...

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

September 11, 2012
2:18 PM

Post #9272190

Thank you for posting the tribute to Stephan. The daughter of a childhood friend was working for american Express, but was able to escape. We should remember all of them, especially the first responders. A nasty batch of people plan something like that attack.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

September 11, 2012
3:09 PM

Post #9272236

Cowards plain & simple...

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

September 13, 2012
12:20 PM

Post #9274137

What's next?!!

http://www.wtop.com//58/3034979/New-cameras-to-watch-cameras-that-watch-you

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 13, 2012
1:36 PM

Post #9274191

What a bunch of dopes, destroy a camera and guess whose paying for a new one? the taxpayers!!!!!!!!!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

September 13, 2012
3:30 PM

Post #9274306

Well, yes, but they are obviously not smart enough to know that...or they don't pay any taxes!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

September 13, 2012
4:15 PM

Post #9274349

I want a permanent Do Not Call list for political calls!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

September 13, 2012
5:15 PM

Post #9274386

See the newly discovered monkey from the Congo?! Looks so human!

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Click the image for an enlarged view.

AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

September 13, 2012
5:35 PM

Post #9274410

It really does. That is a little scary.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

September 13, 2012
6:00 PM

Post #9274427

Looks like an uncle of mine when he would not shave. But the monkey looks friendlier.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 13, 2012
6:11 PM

Post #9274438

I am with that Victor.. Randy's union is the worst with those calls

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

September 14, 2012
6:32 AM

Post #9274843

Hate all robo calls...why do we have to be subjected to them on the phone service we pay for??? That is a cute monkey...was actually a pet of someone in the village where it was discovered...Anyone else's gas prices going through the roof again? Local station here is charging $4.15 ...I take a trip to the city where it's a little cheaper...
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

September 14, 2012
7:45 AM

Post #9274913

$4.15 here and as high as $4.25.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 14, 2012
9:23 AM

Post #9275005

holey moley
last I saw 3.75

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

September 14, 2012
9:47 AM

Post #9275031

Yeah, crude is surging today.

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

September 14, 2012
11:56 AM

Post #9275145

$3.89 here suddenly went up 10 cents.
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 14, 2012
2:39 PM

Post #9275266

4.05

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 14, 2012
3:52 PM

Post #9275344

sssshhhh Jen don't tell em.. we are cheaper
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

September 14, 2012
5:34 PM

Post #9275464

I filled up this afternoon at $3.69. AND we don't pump it ourselves.

Will be attending the plant swap tomorrow at Sallyg's. Very excited!! Glad my son lives near her. I need to get pointers for next May.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 14, 2012
5:57 PM

Post #9275471

that's awesome Jan.. have a great time!!!.. and way to rub it in

;)

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 14, 2012
7:15 PM

Post #9275537

enjoy yourself!

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

September 15, 2012
1:40 PM

Post #9276048

Envious too! Hope you have a ball, Jan!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

September 15, 2012
2:43 PM

Post #9276104

Nice to know some of you are getting cheap? gas! Hope you have a great time, Jan...
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

September 15, 2012
7:45 PM

Post #9276279

Heehee, just had to rub it in. Seriously, we missed you.

It was a great day. The weather couldn't have been better. There were some new DG members attend and a very young man -about 11 or 12 who is very interested in Plants and he was taking notes on his phone. Awesome!!!

We had a garlic tasting that coleup organized. We even celebrated Sallyg's birthday which is coming up soon. Got her to wear a tiara and everything.

So looking forward to next May.
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

September 15, 2012
7:53 PM

Post #9276289

Check out JBerger's thread about a hibiscus that needs a home here on the NE forum.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

September 16, 2012
3:02 PM

Post #9276879

Sounds like a great time, Jan...wonderful that a boy that age was interested in plants...
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

September 16, 2012
5:50 PM

Post #9277077

Yes, it was. He was a sweetie and helped carry pots, etc.

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

September 16, 2012
7:31 PM

Post #9277209

Sounds like a great time!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 17, 2012
7:13 AM

Post #9277625

this site is not letting me post anything this morn

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 17, 2012
7:14 AM

Post #9277626

oh sure that comment went


now as I was saying...

after walking around all day yesterday and working out again this morning with the trainer my legs are YELLING at me
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

September 17, 2012
10:22 AM

Post #9277781

I can hear them from here!!!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

September 17, 2012
11:29 AM

Post #9277853

You will get used to it pretty soon...

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 17, 2012
11:42 AM

Post #9277868

shouldn't get used to it, if it doesn't hurt anymore ya gotta start doing different exercises
saw her 3x already and haven't had the same routine yet
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 17, 2012
11:57 AM

Post #9277878

I tried running again, did a half mile which I thought was good for not doing it for a year, but then my shins have hurt for the last few days. I guess I'll stick to walking.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

September 17, 2012
1:07 PM

Post #9277922

Stick with it.

Walking is great, Deb. I just cannot run anymore.
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 17, 2012
1:14 PM

Post #9277933

I walked to Davids on Saturday, and walked Leah back home, then a return trip and back, without the stroller and cutting through the school yard, it was only 20 minutes one way. With the stroller on the sidewalk was 25. Not bad.
First time I walked there since they moved in, I usually am driving something over for them.

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

September 17, 2012
1:28 PM

Post #9277957

Must be the time of year...I went back to the gym today and did a step/weight class...no more running for me to hard on my back. Walking the dog is tough enough.

I've had something in my eye since last night, tried just about everything I could think of to get it out, it's driving me nuts.
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

September 17, 2012
1:48 PM

Post #9277975

Yikes, Ronnie. Hope that clears up w/o any damage to your eye.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

September 17, 2012
2:29 PM

Post #9278021

Just keep squirting saline solution in, Ronnie...if it doesn't flush out, time for the eye doctor...
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

September 17, 2012
3:17 PM

Post #9278077

can't run here either - i tried adding a steep trail to begin my hike, then down a gradule trail, back up another steep trail and then down the very steep trail - did this for a couple of weeks and my knee acted up again, feels like there is something in there.could not even take a few quick steps playing the field in softball.

went back to just up the other steep trail and down the gradule one and knee was sort of ok -just needed to be careful no landing on the right knee on big drops going down hill. after another week went back try the really steep trail route again knee felt fine...until the next day, really sore again.

think i will just do two loops on the route with the gradule down slope. and think about getting the knee scoped again.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 17, 2012
4:08 PM

Post #9278143

ugh, getting old stinks!!!

Hubby had something in his eye once was driving him nuts, found out was a metal sliver actually embedded in the eye

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

September 17, 2012
5:47 PM

Post #9278223

Your mascara's running, dude.

http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/19561776/for-s-korean-men-makeup-a-foundation-for-success

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 17, 2012
5:53 PM

Post #9278228

oh brother

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

September 17, 2012
5:56 PM

Post #9278234

Maybe because everyone is named Kim??

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 18, 2012
4:41 AM

Post #9278566

I have decided to run the Dempsey 5k Challenge to raise money for a good cause. Since cancer has been knocking out the ones I loves for several years now, I have chosen to fight the only way I know how.
I can't have the radiation treatments for my brother, or the chemo for baby Adam but I can run like the wind (well I use to be able to in my younger days) so im going to try. I started training on 8/24/12 ~ I couldn't run for more than 90 secs the first day. The 2nd week I was sick as a dog so I didn't run. Now I run for 3 minutes, walk for 3, run for 3 walk for 90 secs and run 2 more minutes. I do this every day. Every Friday I add a little more time on, this week it will raise to 5 minutes run, 3 minute walk.
I doubt I will run the entire 5k but I am going to push myself to the limits of my legs, heart and mind and then push a little harder.
If anyone would like to support me on my run you can do so here...
[HYPERLINK@www.kintera.org]

For those of you who already have ~ THANK YOU FOR BELIEVING IN ME!!!

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

September 18, 2012
5:16 AM

Post #9278584

Good for you Celeste!!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 18, 2012
5:31 AM

Post #9278594

Thanks Ronnie!
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

September 18, 2012
5:52 AM

Post #9278623

Woohoo!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

September 18, 2012
6:31 AM

Post #9278657

You are one tough cookie, Pixie! Wish I could run, but have no strength in the hip that was repaired...walking 2 miles a day helps me with arthritis...soggy walk today!
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

September 18, 2012
6:34 AM

Post #9278661

Little update on my job. Water mums outside, water living plants inside, cut, cull & change the water in 5 racks & clean all the buckets. The do get slimey in just a couple of days.

The kicker. Everything is based on the Julian Calendar (Julius Caesar in 46 BC). Yesterdays date was 261. I had to shrink 7 bouquets of roses that dated 258. That means ppd - past pull date.

Here is an example:

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ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

September 18, 2012
6:42 AM

Post #9278665

Sounds like a great job, Sherrie...
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

September 18, 2012
7:07 AM

Post #9278704

Do you get to take the "shrinks" home?
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

September 18, 2012
7:32 AM

Post #9278724

No one can take any "shrink" of anything. I took it to show the waste. The quality of those roses are gone. Flowers are in the produce department. You would be amazed at the produce that gets tossed. Thousands of dollars.

The only products I see leaving the store, not past dated, is stuff for the food kitchen.

Another point I would like to make. Jims ex wife died 7 months ago. He bought flowers for the funeral. I got the cheapest bouquet I could from the florist. That was 40 bucks!!! Go to your local super market & you can pick up a bouquet for 10 dollars. Go to the dollar store & get a vase. You could easily make 1 for 15 dollars & deliver it yourself. Now thats is a saving.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

September 18, 2012
8:15 AM

Post #9278782

go for it celeste!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 18, 2012
8:33 AM

Post #9278799

we're with you Celeste!!

Thanks for the inexpensive bouquet tip Sherrie

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

September 18, 2012
9:34 AM

Post #9278872

Way to go, Celeste! You can do anything.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

September 18, 2012
11:51 AM

Post #9279011

Glad you sent flowers, Sherrie...that was the classy thing to do...

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 18, 2012
1:02 PM

Post #9279080

You guys here on DG are WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!! I have meet my goal of $150 thats the min. you HAVE to raise. If you can't get 150 in donations then you have to pay it yourself so I didn't put my goal any higher. Now that I have reached the min. I went ahead and raised my goal to 250.00 and im happy to say im almost there too!!!!!!
I think I may reach for the stars and enter a new goal of 500. :-)
THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU WONDERFUL FOLKS FOR BELIEVING IN ME AND SUPPORTING ME!!!!!!!!!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 18, 2012
3:29 PM

Post #9279213

I am glad Celeste!!!
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

September 18, 2012
4:29 PM

Post #9279272

Go for it!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

September 18, 2012
6:04 PM

Post #9279385

Wow.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/txblacklabel/true-love-in-pictures-only-28m7/

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 18, 2012
6:22 PM

Post #9279397

Tissues please!!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 18, 2012
6:33 PM

Post #9279404

no kidding
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

September 18, 2012
7:14 PM

Post #9279447

How awesome is that!!!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

September 19, 2012
5:52 AM

Post #9279754

Oh, joy...couldn't get into the site! Good for you Pix...an awesome goal!

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

September 21, 2012
9:13 AM

Post #9282067

I don't usually complain to companies but I did today...yesterday while shopping for my tea (I usually buy online but happened to be near the store) the two sales people were so pushy wanting me to buy stuff I didn't want I almost walked out without my tea. Kept insisting the more I buy the more I save. If they work on commission they just lost mine. I sent an email to their website, they may never respond but I felt better. I really should have told them at the store I didn't like what they were doing and left without a purchase but I actually felt funny and though that would have been rude of me...next time I will!
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

September 21, 2012
9:48 AM

Post #9282092

If we don't complain management will not know and can't fix it. I try to write compliments when I have had extra good service.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

September 21, 2012
9:48 PM

Post #9282718

Way too involves to get into details, but my MIL had another big setback. Transferred again today from the rehab hospital near us to the regular hospital. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers. This never ends. Over six months now.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 22, 2012
2:24 AM

Post #9282760

just terrible... the poor thing.. will do

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 22, 2012
3:36 AM

Post #9282772

Sorry Victor, sending more prayers.

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

September 22, 2012
5:14 AM

Post #9282809

So sorry to hear that Victor, adding extra prayers.

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

September 22, 2012
6:15 AM

Post #9282859

In my prayers. It's tough to be getting on.
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

September 22, 2012
6:26 AM

Post #9282869

Oh, dear! Will continue to pray

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

September 22, 2012
7:24 AM

Post #9282922

Very sorry, Victor...just a strain on everyone...
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

September 22, 2012
7:24 AM

Post #9282923

Of course, dear Victor.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

September 22, 2012
11:01 AM

Post #9283128

Thanks, all. News is actually worse since last night. She will need a completely new double aortic graft done. Very dicey. Only 60% survival rate and many possible complications, including paralysis. First, she is having another procedure done where two tubes will be inserted through the skin in her back to connect to her ureters. I feel so bad for my poor wife. She had to make the final decision re the surgery. As of last night, we thought the plan was an indefinite period of strong antibiotics. Now, they say that would only suppress, and not get rid of the infection in her graft. They worried that it would spread to her stump and good leg. Also, she would have never gotten rid of the C diff, which she still has. Ugh.

Thank you. I really appreciate it.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 22, 2012
11:36 AM

Post #9283151

will pray for the best Victor

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

September 22, 2012
1:14 PM

Post #9283197

Very bad, discouraging news, Victor...prayers on the way...
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 22, 2012
1:20 PM

Post #9283200

Prayers
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

September 22, 2012
3:16 PM

Post #9283287

Thank you for the info, Victor. Overwhelming! Big hugs for your dear wife and MIL. Will keep the surgeons and others involved in my prayers.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

September 22, 2012
3:57 PM

Post #9283310

Thank you, ladies.

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

September 23, 2012
8:00 AM

Post #9283836

Prayers for all the love and comfort possible to Victor's mother in law and family. Prayers for the best outcome.

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

September 23, 2012
8:18 AM

Post #9283852

hugs to all and prayers

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

September 23, 2012
10:49 AM

Post #9283969

Thanks, ladies. Surgery is set for Tue.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 23, 2012
7:17 PM

Post #9284421

Still praying

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 24, 2012
4:03 AM

Post #9284582

Will pray for your family Victor, hoping for the very best results. MIL is a strong cookie to have endured so much already.

A few UPDATES: (I know im way over due )

Baby Adam is doing pretty good considering. The MRI showed no change , but thats better than more spots or the ones there growing. He's in the hospital right now, his counts are a bit low so they are keeping him until they come back up. Thats another tough little cookie right there!

My brother just finished 12 days of radiation treatments, he starts chemo on Tuesday. It will be very aggressive that day(5hours) then on Wed. he will get a normal dose, then have a few weeks to recoupe, then do it again.
In the mean time I have arranged for all my brothers to fly home at the end of Oct. for one last get together.
We were 7 strong, one girl with 6 older brothers who were once raised as ONE. In Oct. we will be 6 strong, we've already laid one to rest. Soon I will lay 2 more as my other brother Alan has been battling for several years. I think I mentioned he's lost a kidney and both of his testicles in the last 7 years. So when brother Brian was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer I was blown away. The news only got worse...his lung cancer metastasized to his brain and there is a large blood clot in his neck. None of which can be operated on, we can only hope to buy him some time by slowing it down alittle. It's taken me weeks to be able to say/write these words and accept them. He is not just my brother, this one is my best friend. We cook together, garden, play dominos, go out in the boat every Weds in the summer months. He is the one who took the time to really get to know his little sister, when I was little he would take me for an ice cream. He is 13 years older than me and has always watched out for me, encouraged me, picked me up when I fell and most of all...loved me unconditionally.
I use to think it was nice to be the youngest and the only girl, but now im not liking what that entails. With a gap of 17 years between me and the oldest and 9 years between me & the youngest, I will most likely be the one left alone. :(

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 24, 2012
4:14 AM

Post #9284592

Im sorry if that was depressing...didn't mean to bring anyone down so on a happier note I babysat yesterday so Tiffany and Michael could go to a Red Sox game in Boston. They have an anniversary on Tuesday so I bought tickets and offered to babysit too. :)

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luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

September 24, 2012
4:54 AM

Post #9284615

Celeste I think your "one tough cookie" with a "tender heart of gold!" Hugs to you (((♥♥♥)))
And I agree the grankids can make it all go away for a while!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

September 24, 2012
5:15 AM

Post #9284622

Sorry, Celeste. Know that feeling too well. I have a huge family and with my mom being the youngest (of 15), they are all in that age range.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

September 24, 2012
5:41 AM

Post #9284645

Prayers to all

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 24, 2012
2:36 PM

Post #9285207

yes more prayers going out.. my oldest sister is 16 1/2 years older than I am.. 15 years.. and 4 years.. going to be a whacked out thing here too
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

September 24, 2012
5:08 PM

Post #9285346

So sorry!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 24, 2012
7:46 PM

Post #9285480

think we need a big 'ole group hug!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 25, 2012
3:23 AM

Post #9285678

I'm in.. {{{{{buddies}}}}}

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 25, 2012
3:40 AM

Post #9285686

me too, im in... {{{Friends}}}
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

September 25, 2012
5:49 AM

Post #9285766

and me {{{Brothers and Sisters from other Mothers and Misters}}}
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

September 25, 2012
6:35 AM

Post #9285810



flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 25, 2012
7:30 AM

Post #9285862

{{{{{DG FAMILY}}}}}}}

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

September 25, 2012
7:55 AM

Post #9285891

Just took my MIL into the OR minutes ago.
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

September 25, 2012
8:12 AM

Post #9285915

Have been thinking of her and your family this morning. Praying for the best.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

September 25, 2012
12:09 PM

Post #9286129

Great news. They went in and found no infection in the grafts. They think it's all urological so they closed her right back up! Still have to resolve that but that is manageable. Thank you all for your prayers and thoughts. I know it helped!

Big exhale.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

September 25, 2012
12:23 PM

Post #9286136

You may have heard or seen on the news about the idiot around here who killed his DIL and took off. 73 years old and an experienced hiker and hunter. Still at large. They canceled all after-school stuff yesterday.

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

September 25, 2012
12:37 PM

Post #9286149

Good news for your MIL Victor!!!
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

September 25, 2012
12:37 PM

Post #9286150

BIG, BG exhale. Wonderful news!!!!!

Hadn't heard about the killing, Victor. Very scary!

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

September 25, 2012
1:11 PM

Post #9286172

Glad to hear the good news about your MIL. We older folks do have problems. Saw my asthma Dr this afternoon. Evidently i am still breathing.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 25, 2012
1:56 PM

Post #9286202

Great news!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 25, 2012
3:22 PM

Post #9286271

Great to hear good news Victor!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 25, 2012
3:32 PM

Post #9286278

glad to hear it Victor..

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 26, 2012
3:01 AM

Post #9286583

Heading out in a few hours ...I have to pick up my brother in Turner, drive to hospital for chemo, then back to Turner, then back home. Turner is an hour and 15 minutes from me, the hospital is 20 minutes from Turner, so alot of today will be in the car.
Brother started loosing his hair with the radiation, now after yesterday's chemo treatment he's got it coming out in clumps. I imagine after today he'll lose most of his hair by the weekend.
I opted to go bald with him, so tomorrow morning at 9 i'll have all my hair shaved off. No more bad hair days!! :-)

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 26, 2012
3:15 AM

Post #9286588

oh wow.. you are such a great sister

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

September 26, 2012
3:20 AM

Post #9286590

wonderful back up for your brother. I hope you have a wonderful scarf for being out in the sun. Does he have a hat for the same sun exposure?

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 26, 2012
3:28 AM

Post #9286593

Yes , thank you IrisMA. He has a nice fleece beanie cap and i've a wool cap and my DD gave me a lovely scarf to wear.

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

September 26, 2012
5:18 AM

Post #9286635

That's so cool Celeste. I wanted to do that for my sister but she wouldn't let me!

Taking the girls to a farm and corn maze today, hoping the rain holds off.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

September 26, 2012
5:54 AM

Post #9286663

good for you celeste - post a picture!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 26, 2012
6:43 AM

Post #9286692

Way to go Celeste!!!!
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

September 26, 2012
7:13 AM

Post #9286726

Celeste - if you ever wanted a tattoo - now is the time! When you hair grows in - only your hairdresser will know!
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

September 26, 2012
10:15 AM

Post #9286922

Here is a little log cabin shed for Celeste.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-Log-Cabin-Garden-Shed-or-Playhouse-/280977120038?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item416b8a9b26

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

September 26, 2012
10:31 AM

Post #9286937

Welcome to the club, Celeste! :-)

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 26, 2012
2:53 PM

Post #9287135

Thank guys! Memory, you made me laugh!!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

September 26, 2012
3:45 PM

Post #9287200

This must have been interesting to see!

http://jacksonville.com/news/crime/2012-09-25/story/drunk-man-horseback-leads-cops-chase-through-bunnell-authorities-say

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

September 26, 2012
4:06 PM

Post #9287211

Cool idea here, Celeste.

http://jpgmag.com/photos/2586702

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

September 26, 2012
4:31 PM

Post #9287225

Glad the news was so good, Victor...Pixie, you're the best sister anyone could have! More cancer news... I visited my friend in NH who owns the dairy farm ...her 26 year old grandson was married on Labor Day...just diagnosed with colon cancer...his name is Jeff if you feel you'd like to include him in prayers...
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

September 26, 2012
6:19 PM

Post #9287333

Will do, dear.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 26, 2012
6:39 PM

Post #9287354

yes of course
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

September 26, 2012
6:47 PM

Post #9287361

Of course.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 27, 2012
2:41 AM

Post #9287606

Oh Robin how terrible, of course he's included.

Victor love the head-painting!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

September 27, 2012
5:13 AM

Post #9287683

Sure will, Marilyn.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

September 27, 2012
5:54 AM

Post #9287713

Thanks, all...his family is, of course, frantic...

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 27, 2012
8:23 AM

Post #9287863

OK Guys, I did it...

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luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

September 27, 2012
8:27 AM

Post #9287867

I LIKE IT!!!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 27, 2012
8:33 AM

Post #9287872

Me too! LOL
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

September 27, 2012
9:45 AM

Post #9287950

hey i thought you were going to take it all off :)
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

September 27, 2012
10:06 AM

Post #9287973

No more bed head for you!
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

September 27, 2012
12:04 PM

Post #9288068

Looks good!!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

September 27, 2012
12:07 PM

Post #9288071

Very edgy! In a cool way...

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

September 27, 2012
2:07 PM

Post #9288166

stylish

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

September 27, 2012
2:19 PM

Post #9288181

Too long. ;)

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 27, 2012
2:22 PM

Post #9288188

I like it too!!!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 27, 2012
4:29 PM

Post #9288252

Thanks everyone! Well Bill, I went with the longest setting on the clippers first, then went up another notch because it wasn't short enough, if I go any more i'll be Kojak! Give me a lolly-pop please!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 27, 2012
4:46 PM

Post #9288279

cherry!!!!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

September 27, 2012
5:05 PM

Post #9288294

Who loves ya, baby?!
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

September 27, 2012
5:09 PM

Post #9288298

Your Dentist!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 27, 2012
7:33 PM

Post #9288410

I thought you were going to take it all the way to the scalp

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 28, 2012
2:46 AM

Post #9288574

I was Jen but my daughter pointed out to me that while my chopping my hair off was a great statement and showed support...I have a 17 month old Grandson, and 3 & 4 year old Granddaughters who may not understand and worse, scare them.
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

September 28, 2012
4:59 AM

Post #9288626

Good point. I hadn't thought of that.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

September 28, 2012
5:32 AM

Post #9288648

True...don't upset the kids...
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

September 28, 2012
6:20 AM

Post #9288691

ok - i guess :)

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

September 28, 2012
12:51 PM

Post #9289101

A totally #$%^& day...found a puddle under the car...$500.00 & a new water pump later...
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

September 28, 2012
1:18 PM

Post #9289112

sorry marilyn - we just got through with some work on the wife's car for slightly north of your hit - and i had been using a friends pick up to harvest rocks for another wall and the power steering went, no relationship of lugging rocks that would cause the problem, still feel guilty, althoguh it is a 10+ yr old vehicle so something was due to happen.
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

September 28, 2012
4:04 PM

Post #9289230

I know how that feels, Marilyn. One of our Managers at work just had his second, new car catch on fire in less than two months! Why he bought another one like the first one that caught on fire is beyond me! The first one he had two months - this one two weeks and I wish I could say it wasn't an American car, but both were Dodges. The only bright spot - well - besides the flames - is that they are company cars so it doesn't cost him anything.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

September 28, 2012
4:09 PM

Post #9289242

Guess I won't be looking at a Dodge! Bill, this Tahoe is 8 years old & has 112,000 miles+...I've only replaced a battery & brakes, so I guess it doesn't owe me anything...I'm trying to find a newer, used Tahoe, but ..no luck...
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

September 28, 2012
4:44 PM

Post #9289276

this is for Jen - nh Chronicle just had a spot on fairy houses

http://www.wmur.com/new-hampshire-chronicle/Friday-September-28th-taking-a-fairy-house-tour/-/13383450/16676954/-/97pi1b/-/index.html


our friends truck is a dodge

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

September 29, 2012
7:08 AM

Post #9289754

My oldest granddaughter loves the fairy books! Bill, if it was a Dodge, it's not your fault! My neighbor has a Dodge truck...needs a new fuel pump...
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

September 29, 2012
10:41 AM

Post #9289973

helped get the truck to her mechanic today - seal had rotted.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

September 29, 2012
1:24 PM

Post #9290080

Should have made you feel better!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 30, 2012
5:52 AM

Post #9290717

Went to my brothers yesterday, he ate very well considering. He's lost a bit more hair & weight and his platelets are way down from the radiation & chemo. They gave him a shot Friday to bring them back up and he doesn't need to have chemo for 2 weeks...round one is done for now.

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AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

September 30, 2012
8:12 AM

Post #9290887

Still praying for a miracle.
BostonArea_6A
East Bridgewater, MA

September 30, 2012
9:48 AM

Post #9290944



That's a cute photo, given the circumstances.

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

September 30, 2012
10:57 AM

Post #9291028

That's a great pic to have Celeste♥

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

September 30, 2012
12:17 PM

Post #9291096

Prayers & hugs for you both...

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

September 30, 2012
12:54 PM

Post #9291133

With that smile, you could make anyone feel better, Celeste. Sending hugs and prayers too. So much reading to catch up on! Intimidating since i know I've missed birthday wishes and other things, and I hate that! Getting slowly better, and the weeds and trimming and fall prep are making faces at me. Waving to everyone!
BostonArea_6A
East Bridgewater, MA

September 30, 2012
1:29 PM

Post #9291167


I'm astounded at how long it takes me to recover (i.e., a bruise, the flu, etc.) now that I'm in my 50's.

A real "downer"; but I'm so much smarter than in my 20's, so it's a trade-off, I guess.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

September 30, 2012
1:46 PM

Post #9291176

Thanks, BA, as it is now three months to 50 for me!! ;)

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

September 30, 2012
2:25 PM

Post #9291213

Hi Louise...glad to hear you are feeling better...think about how nice & warm FL will be!

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

September 30, 2012
5:16 PM

Post #9291394

Sorry you are still not right DB.

Pixie you forgot to grow the mustasche. Nice photo.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 30, 2012
5:28 PM

Post #9291404

nice photo Celeste.. and I agree with Louise.. you bring a ray of sunshine to life.. bet you are great support for your bros

I see you butt dialed me again today.. LOL.. made me giggle.. ankles are screaming after working on decorations all day.. we earned a well deserved rest now
BostonArea_6A
East Bridgewater, MA

September 30, 2012
9:34 PM

Post #9291627



onewish1:

I hope you provide a handy-dandy link for viewing your Halloween decorations.

An annual treat !!!

(I think it's you; we never met...sorry if it isn't.)



pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 1, 2012
2:58 AM

Post #9291726

Thank you Memory, BA, Ronnie & Robin.
Thank you Louise, so nice of you to say, but I am still his little sister so I can annoy him . :) I'm glad your feeling a little better and I wouldn't worry about those weeds, they will be there next year.

LOL IrisMA That was one of the first things I said to him...how come your mustache is not falling out??

Allison, your sweet too, yes I butt dialed you again and im sorry. Sorry your ankles hurt too...but if they hurt that means a great show again this year!! :-) It's Oct.!! Only got 30 days left before the big night!!!

BA, your right...she's the Halloween/Christmas Decoration Queen!

This message was edited Oct 1, 2012 5:23 AM

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

October 1, 2012
11:19 AM

Post #9292342

Allison is indeed the queen of Halloween...can't wait to see this year's show...

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

October 1, 2012
11:48 AM

Post #9292372

It is sobering to think about the medical challenges above, and the courage it takes to face them. DG folks are in my heart and prayers for good health.

I'm home with the flu, so there's a chance to post a few pics. Who'd have thought with kids gone, I'm busier than ever, getting them settled, cleaning up, recovering energy and equilibrium...

I just posted this under the public gardens section-- a pleasant stop while driving home from college drop-off, the famous Namkeag Gardens in Stockbridge, MA, designed by Fletcher Steele for Mabel Choate. I've always wanted to see it.


http://davesgarden.com/products/go/view/21384/

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luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

October 1, 2012
11:53 AM

Post #9292377

Pretty Rosemary...feel better!

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

October 1, 2012
12:37 PM

Post #9292425

Thanks, Ronnie. I'm doing lots of things to recover, including things to recover from the ravages to the body from having triplets after 40!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

October 1, 2012
3:17 PM

Post #9292661

Wow...you are another tough cookie, Rosemary! Stockbridge isn't that far from me...friends & I go to the Red Lion occasionally...have never been to the garden, but my son has...

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 1, 2012
4:34 PM

Post #9292782

thanks guys... and BA I started a thread already http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1273027/

getting excited already!!!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

October 2, 2012
5:10 AM

Post #9293300

Newspaper this morning showed a 2 year old bull moose in my neighborhood...has been wandering for several weeks...warning drivers to be careful as he already weighs 6oo pounds! DEEP says to give him a wide berth, but that he probable won't attack...great...another thing to worry about when I walk Suey...

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flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 2, 2012
7:57 AM

Post #9293464

oh geez

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

October 2, 2012
8:25 AM

Post #9293496

YIKES!!
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

October 2, 2012
8:43 AM

Post #9293515

Can you use an elephant gun or is there a special Moose Rifle?

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

October 2, 2012
10:23 AM

Post #9293598

Mooseket.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

October 2, 2012
10:36 AM

Post #9293619

My mom is 75 today!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 2, 2012
11:28 AM

Post #9293659

Happy birthday!

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

October 2, 2012
11:53 AM

Post #9293674

Happy Birthday Victor's Mom!!
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

October 2, 2012
12:08 PM

Post #9293682

Celebrate yourself! (to Victor's Mom)

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

October 2, 2012
12:28 PM

Post #9293706

Thanks! We'll be taking both parents out to dinner next week. Dad turns 85 in early Nov.

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

October 2, 2012
12:41 PM

Post #9293727

Happy birthday to Mom.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

October 2, 2012
1:28 PM

Post #9293783

Happy birthday to Mom! Hope they enjoy their dinner, but spending time with the kids is probably the best thing of all!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 2, 2012
2:28 PM

Post #9293861

Happy Birthday Mom!!!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

October 2, 2012
2:30 PM

Post #9293866

Thanks!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

October 2, 2012
2:31 PM

Post #9293868

And they're about to become first-time great grandparents. My niece is due on Halloween!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 2, 2012
2:32 PM

Post #9293870

I had a horrible day at work.. besides the rain.. police involved at one of my stops.. that 1st one took me 3 hours.. easy one next.. real bad one next.. and I went to an easy one last.. kept calling Bravo Sierra after the bad ones.. you all can figure out what that means

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 3, 2012
3:53 AM

Post #9294389

HI everyone, I need prayers please. My brother was admitted into the hospital last night with what im pretty sure is pneumonia. He's very weak and struggling to breath, any prayers and good wishes will do. Thank you!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 3, 2012
3:57 AM

Post #9294392

you got it babe.. hope things are better this morning
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

October 3, 2012
4:05 AM

Post #9294394

Sending prayers Celeste
Robin, be careful walking, moose don't like dogs!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 3, 2012
4:58 AM

Post #9294425

Thank you guys, it's appreciated. I'm very scared...I know what this usually means.


New thread.. http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1283216/

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