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pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

January 16, 2013
3:05 AM

Post #9386764

Coming from here http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1292365/#new

Thumbnail by pixie62560
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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 16, 2013
3:25 AM

Post #9386778

Tank gawwd a new thread.
Thanks Pixie

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

January 16, 2013
3:37 AM

Post #9386782

Welcome Jo :)

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 16, 2013
4:52 AM

Post #9386824

I see Wegmans Foodstore was 5th on the Fortune 100 best places to work list.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 16, 2013
5:30 AM

Post #9386853

I don't know about working conditions, but I love their eating conditions! Bought a new variety of apple the other day...Pinata...it was good, a yellow delicious cross, I suspect.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 16, 2013
5:32 AM

Post #9386857

nice to see you again BA!!

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

January 16, 2013
5:46 AM

Post #9386866

Hi BA welcome back!

This crappy weather has really got me down, haven't seen the sun for what seems like a week :-(

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

January 16, 2013
6:37 AM

Post #9386912

Me too, Ronnie. I have a second kitchen in the basement. When it was being put together, the construction people wanted to put in 2 recessed florescent light fixtures (2 bulbs each) but I insisted on 4. When the days are dreary, I spend time down there and the light does me a world of good.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

January 16, 2013
6:42 AM

Post #9386918

I need to go hang out @ Terri's 2nd kitchen. :-)
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 16, 2013
6:49 AM

Post #9386928

welcome back BA.

That was very nice ot them allison.
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

January 16, 2013
8:18 AM

Post #9387041

NRA membership is up 250,000 in the last month. http://now.msn.com/nra-membership-up-250000-in-month-since-sandy-hook

BostonArea_6A
East Bridgewater, MA

January 16, 2013
8:24 AM

Post #9387061


I've been reading about winter "light therapy" for years, probably you all have, as well.

A recent article was interesting: a compact flourescent bulb ( $6 at Walgreens, probably even cheaper at Home Depot or Lowe's) that is nearly full spectrum, is almost just as effective as those fancy, expensive light boxes, and the bulb screws into a standard lamp.

The light bulb usually has a name, like "Daylight."

Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

January 16, 2013
8:47 AM

Post #9387096

How nice of your neighbors, Allison!!!

I can totally understand the depression of many in the pacific northwest caused by the dreariness of lack of sunshine.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 16, 2013
10:13 AM

Post #9387178

I just got up from a nap, great day for sleeping in!

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 16, 2013
12:02 PM

Post #9387298

pixie62560 wrote:I need to go hang out @ Terri's 2nd kitchen. :-)


me too!! For the light AND the food!!!

Allison, that was wonderful of them!
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 16, 2013
3:02 PM

Post #9387496

Wegmans motto is the employee is number one. They figure if employees are happy, then they'll treat costumers better. David used to work for their hardware store and said it was the best.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 16, 2013
3:10 PM

Post #9387502

Good to know...

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 16, 2013
3:10 PM

Post #9387503

They are always pleasant and helpfull.The employees like the store.However I am not so enchanted.You have all heard my rants about pirated products that show up under the Wegmans brand in an inferior form.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 16, 2013
3:14 PM

Post #9387509

True...I guess you have to be careful no matter where you shop these days!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 16, 2013
8:19 PM

Post #9387770

ICK and ICK some more!!! I always check the labels!
http://preventdisease.com/news/12/111912_Millions-of-Farmers-in-China-India-Vietnam-Use-Human-Feces-To-Harvest-Grains-and-Vegetables.shtml
BostonArea_6A
East Bridgewater, MA

January 17, 2013
12:45 AM

Post #9387841


Part of me is shocked; part of me isn't.

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

January 17, 2013
5:55 AM

Post #9387929

I read this on another thread...didn't know you could do it...

Quoting:Just found that by going to My Tools, Preferences, DG Picture, I can chose from a couple dozen pictures to appear along the top of the home page. Be sure to select, then go all the way down to save it.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 17, 2013
5:55 AM

Post #9387930

And we wonder why there are so many outbreaks of e-coli illness?
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

January 17, 2013
6:09 AM

Post #9387947

http://www.naturallifemagazine.com/9712/sludge.htm We do it here too, but process it first.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 17, 2013
8:21 AM

Post #9388081

Well if you have city water that is processed sewer water
but here in the US it's regulated and not widespread
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

January 17, 2013
9:00 AM

Post #9388121

Tagro is very popular in the northwest. Milorganite is also used a lot

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 17, 2013
11:39 AM

Post #9388273

The CHina article says ten percent of the population depends on crops grown this way. Yeah, and half the population does not know what it means to have normal digestion (non diarrhea)

Hey luvs I wrote that and now I have the snowy horsey on my header! Kinda fun.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 17, 2013
11:49 AM

Post #9388277

I just cannot eat Swai because ''they say'' it can live in sewage. So that all I can picture when I see frozen farmed swai filets ffrom china/ vietnam...

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 17, 2013
2:59 PM

Post #9388453

Cool, Ronnie - thanks!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 17, 2013
7:53 PM

Post #9388752

Geez can't even go shopping anymore!!!
http://middletown-nj.patch.com/articles/female-stabbed-multiple-times-in-middletown?ncid=newsltuspatc00000003

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 18, 2013
1:13 AM

Post #9388845

Must not have been able to choose towel color.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 18, 2013
5:45 AM

Post #9388945

Bloodbath & Beyond...

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 18, 2013
6:00 AM

Post #9388958

groannnnnn nice catch Victor.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 18, 2013
6:24 AM

Post #9388986

Good grief...folks all have rage dsorder? What's going on?

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 18, 2013
6:27 AM

Post #9388990

You always have to be on your guard. Too many crazies out there. We need to be building more mental hospitals.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 18, 2013
6:34 AM

Post #9388998

I agree.More trained personal too.Its a job that has a short life.as I see it.
We can put billions into sports stadiums.
Our hospitals were in terrible shape in the 60's.Many closed .

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 18, 2013
6:36 AM

Post #9389002

Yes, that was the problem - but they just released all the patients instead of fixing the problem. Most homeless are mental patients.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 18, 2013
7:16 AM

Post #9389038

I think it was Ronald Reagans idea.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 18, 2013
8:58 AM

Post #9389133

Nonsense. Started way before that.

http://www.fed-soc.org/publications/detail/madness-deinstitutionalization-murder

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 18, 2013
9:16 AM

Post #9389149

I have said to myself far too often."we live in a violent age"I dont know what my grandchildren will inherit and I pray they are smart enough and flexable enough and strong enough to survive.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 18, 2013
9:48 AM

Post #9389178

As horrific as these mass shootings are, what bothers me more is the 'regular' criminal violence that goes on every day - especially in cities like Chicago - the President's home town! In particular, gang violence. Gets no coverage, no tears, no donations. Much scarier that people withOUT mental disease have such little regard for life. Almost everyone in gangs has no father at home. Dropped out of school.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 18, 2013
10:02 AM

Post #9389198

Total emphatic ditto to victor..
Thousands of young adults kill each other every year with hardly a blink from media and "
mainstream society" we are fainint horribly at addressing the roots of problems inn urban areas


our old " mental hospitals" near here all have many old buildings with asbestos . Said Too expensive to clean up.
GardenSox
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

January 18, 2013
1:43 PM

Post #9389393

We had a fatal shooting less than a mile from my house last night around 6:00 o'clock. A guy in his 20s had just picked up his girlfriend and they were driving home when someone else drove by and shot him. It was big news in my neighborhood but it hardly got a mention on the 11:00 news. From the descriptions given it is probably gang related and I think people/media just figure "oh well, they probably did something to the other gang". It's such a callous attitude toward murder which, if you think about it, is not unlike the attitude of the person that pulled the trigger.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 18, 2013
3:04 PM

Post #9389513

Unfortunately, people become inured to that type of violence because it happens all the time...

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 19, 2013
1:39 AM

Post #9389851

I think we are desensitized with all the forensics and cop shows. Death seems glamorized somehow.

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

January 19, 2013
11:20 AM

Post #9390203

Maybe all the anger has to do with all the genetically engineered wheat that has additional chromosomes compared with what we grew up eating. It supposedly affects the brain badly in some who are especially sensitive. It makes me wonder...but I'm sure there is no one simple answer to any of these societal problems.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 19, 2013
2:03 PM

Post #9390377

You are what you eat is apparently true!

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

January 19, 2013
2:21 PM

Post #9390393

I think that is true.

I'm testing icab again to see if can upload a pic of my girls running into their sister on our walk. They all revert back to their puppy days! Here goes...

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

January 19, 2013
2:22 PM

Post #9390396

Jeez, it still doesn't work for me! Does anyone have success uploading a photo from your ipad? If so, how? Icab doesn't work.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 19, 2013
2:45 PM

Post #9390420

I did the other day, Louise. When I clicked Choose a File, it brought up the Camera Roll from the ipad. Must be a recent change.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 19, 2013
3:13 PM

Post #9390435

I wonder how third world people are doing on engineered wheat.I thought it was hi-bred for them.

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

January 20, 2013
4:44 AM

Post #9390922

Thanks for telling me, Victor...I get that far, and then I choose the photo, but it doesn't attach the photo. Hmmmmm. I've tried 3 times and nothing. Was your photo distorted or normal? I will have to try again, I guess. 🌴

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 20, 2013
9:18 AM

Post #9391163

Mine was fine.
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

January 20, 2013
2:16 PM

Post #9391517

Nope, it doesn't work for me either.

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

January 20, 2013
5:28 PM

Post #9391722

You too, Jan? It's a mystery to me. I've even uninstalled and reinstalled the app, but it just won't work for me either. Bummer!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 21, 2013
2:49 AM

Post #9392017

I don't have icab.. but can upload right from the choose file button from my iphone
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

January 21, 2013
5:56 AM

Post #9392105

Here is "scientific" proof that looking at kittens (and puppies) makes one more focused and productive at work!

http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0046362

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 21, 2013
7:09 AM

Post #9392191

wow thats interesting! who wold have thought to study that?

Kawaii = great cat name .

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 21, 2013
8:05 AM

Post #9392273

Fun study...who doesn't like looking at kitties & puppies? Does anyone like challenging jigsaw puzzles? I have one that's driving me crazy...it's a primitive called Winter in VT & every piece is the same size & shape...you have to go by color...except colors are repeated all over...frustrating!
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

January 21, 2013
8:25 AM

Post #9392311

sallyg - someone who got caught looking at kittens and puppies on company time.

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

January 21, 2013
11:22 AM

Post #9392487

Anyone try the new Garden Showcase yet? http://davesgarden.com/showcase/ I like the idea of making albums but photo upload is way to slow to have to do one pic at a time.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 21, 2013
11:31 AM

Post #9392498

Underwhelmed.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 21, 2013
11:33 AM

Post #9392501

Yankeecat- Yup!

I did an all-white jigsaw once, you had to just really methodically try many pieces. Robin, yours might be WORSE.
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 21, 2013
12:29 PM

Post #9392551

Today is David and Lindsey's first anniversary. Can't believe a year has gone by already.
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

January 21, 2013
12:30 PM

Post #9392554

Wow! That went fast!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 21, 2013
12:35 PM

Post #9392561

Wow. Tell them congrats for me!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 21, 2013
1:05 PM

Post #9392614

Happy anniversary to them!


I like seeing the garden pics all in 1 place

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 21, 2013
1:42 PM

Post #9392666

Yes, seems like they just got married...
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 21, 2013
1:47 PM

Post #9392672

They're celebrating with dinner and a movie. I get to celebrate with Leah.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 21, 2013
1:48 PM

Post #9392675

Lucky you!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 21, 2013
2:50 PM

Post #9392738

Nothing like being a grandmother.Have fun Deb.

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

January 21, 2013
6:49 PM

Post #9392959

Debi, please congratulate David and Lindsay for me. It is incredible how time passes so quickly,isn't it? I love to see how much you are enjoying being a grandmother!
1234dottie
Morgantown, WV

January 21, 2013
7:02 PM

Post #9392975

hi everybody revisiting this site I have learned so much in how to garden at this site. I live in zone 6 we are going through the coldest season right now. I have received some seeds for spring. I'm about to start a few. Is any one else starting seeds now for spring. If you are can you share what you are starting. I appreciate any replies.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 22, 2013
1:48 AM

Post #9393287

Too soon for my garden.
Maybe you can start a thread about seed starting for 2013.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

January 22, 2013
2:19 AM

Post #9393299

Welcome back Dottie! To early for me to plant seeds now, Allison (onewish1) is the seed queen though. :)

Been playing nurse since last Wed. to my brother Brians GF Debbie. She fell getting out of her truck last wed. morning and shattered her wrist. They operated on it Fri. morning and ended up putting pins,screws,wire and a plate in it. She's very tiny... 4' 10" and weighs 105 lbs. , she wears a size 14 in kids clothes and wears a kids size
2 1/2 - 3 shoe.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 22, 2013
4:55 AM

Post #9393359

Wow - in your size class, Celeste! Hope she heals quickly.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 22, 2013
4:58 AM

Post #9393365

Seed queen is a slacker this year

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 22, 2013
5:03 AM

Post #9393369

O K .I am tired of the inaugural ball coverage right now.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 22, 2013
5:33 AM

Post #9393387

I'll be starting some seeds in Feb., others in March...not doing many this year, as I bought mostly direct seed varieties...

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 22, 2013
5:39 AM

Post #9393395

That is the only type of seed that works for me.I dont have lights or tables nor do I want the bother.Its just geezer stuff.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 22, 2013
5:42 AM

Post #9393405

I'm getting very lazy! I always saved & started seed from a special variety of Polish tomato someone gave me, & huge plum tomatoes my Dad was given...well, those went by the wayside many years ago!
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 22, 2013
5:59 AM

Post #9393431

another 75 days before i will begin starting any veggy seeds.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 22, 2013
6:04 AM

Post #9393439

I used to have cold frames amateur set up and forgot to open them when it was important.I had also started seeds on a window sill and they were so lanky they keeled over when transplanted.

I applaud anyone who wants to deal with the process.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 22, 2013
6:05 AM

Post #9393440

wish I had room, but you can start winter sowing now can't ya(milk jug method)?

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 22, 2013
6:06 AM

Post #9393442

I did my winter sow in December. Too cold and windy between now and March for me.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 22, 2013
7:26 AM

Post #9393514

no winter sowing for me this year - i end up on some project and most of the little ones that germinate get forgotten and die of neglect.
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

January 22, 2013
7:52 AM

Post #9393543

I'm not very good at seed starting. So the only thing I do now is my celeric because it takes forever to grow! I let one over-winter this year hoping that it would self-seed. Heehee!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 22, 2013
7:57 AM

Post #9393548

Too much of a pain for me. What you save in $ you more than make up for with time, effort and heartache.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 22, 2013
8:54 AM

Post #9393616

The only seeds I start indoors are the ones you cannot find in nurseries around here, such as annual scabious...

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 22, 2013
10:38 AM

Post #9393716

For me its wintersown poppies and spring sown zinneas.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 22, 2013
11:45 AM

Post #9393774

I gotta say I really like the new Garden Showcase feature

This message was edited Jan 22, 2013 2:45 PM
1234dottie
Morgantown, WV

January 22, 2013
12:38 PM

Post #9393828

Well I am lucky to have a husband who made me a nice light in my spare bedroom. I've been doing it now for about three years. I enjoy watching something grow. I learned to cut way back though. My electric bill doubled last year due to the many lights I was using. This year I'm starting later and have hd no lights yet. My jan. electric usage is half from last year. Working with the plants help me feel better so I don't want to quit completely.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 22, 2013
3:59 PM

Post #9394015

most annual seeds.. are worth growing.. rather than buying.. and yes Jen you can WS outside now.. I usually wait until it looks like the weather won't head back warm again.. should be in the clear now

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

January 22, 2013
4:39 PM

Post #9394051

I haven't been able to try wintersowing being down in FL all winter, so I am hoping to try it next year. Once you put the seeded milk carton out, do you have to do anything else with it until spring when it starts to warm up? I have seen Bill's results and that has made me anxious to try it.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 22, 2013
5:00 PM

Post #9394081

with holes poked in top & bottom.. just take the top off when it warms up.. close it back up if it drops down again.. just keep an eye on the moisture.. doesn't really need anything until it warms up.. I found milk jugs that are frosty are better than soda bottles that are clear.. they don't dry up as fast.. or heat up as quick

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 22, 2013
5:09 PM

Post #9394095

I found milk jugs that are frosty are better than soda bottles that are clear.. they don't dry up as fast.. or heat up as quick
Hm, Good to know!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 22, 2013
5:15 PM

Post #9394098

oh I also add polymer gels to the mix.. soaks up extra moisture.. and helps keep moist longer.. the deeper the soil the better.. if it's too wet towards spring.. it will sink to the bottom.. and will help stay even longer

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

January 22, 2013
7:08 PM

Post #9394219

Thanks, Allison! Good to know! I love gardening with seeds. In fact, I plan to plant a large pot of green beans tomorrow. 😊
BostonArea_6A
East Bridgewater, MA

January 22, 2013
10:21 PM

Post #9394359



January 23: it's not just my birthday...

...IT'S NATIONAL PIE DAY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!@!

Go for apple, or blueberry, or anything chocolate, or...(my favorite) lemon crumb.



onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 23, 2013
3:43 AM

Post #9394413

ooohh Happy Birthday

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 23, 2013
6:09 AM

Post #9394492

Happy birthday! mmmmmmm, I like pie!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 23, 2013
6:12 AM

Post #9394497

Yes, have a Happy day today, BA! Would love to have a fresh strawberry-rhubarb pie about now!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 23, 2013
6:21 AM

Post #9394512

I cant decide.
Mixed fruit pie
Pecan
Strawberry Rhubarb with crumble crust
Apple with Bacon top
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 23, 2013
6:22 AM

Post #9394516

happy b-day BA - enjoy your pies!!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

January 23, 2013
6:28 AM

Post #9394520

Happy Birthday BA!!

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BostonArea_6A
East Bridgewater, MA

January 23, 2013
6:42 AM

Post #9394528


You guys "ROCK"...

It ain't about me (born 1/23/58...still alive, near 55 ? )

It really IS, REALLY and honestly, National Pie Day !!!!

It's even on wikipedia...

So, suspend your diet(s); have a slice of "yummy-lovely."

You have my blessing !!!

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

January 23, 2013
6:47 AM

Post #9394535

Happiest of Birthdays to you BA!
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

January 23, 2013
7:32 AM

Post #9394594

BA, sounds like we should all have a piece of pie to help you celebrate. Who is with me?
BostonArea_6A
East Bridgewater, MA

January 23, 2013
7:43 AM

Post #9394602


You choose the flavor...

I 'ain't never tasted a bad pie, yet !!!















victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 23, 2013
7:48 AM

Post #9394609

Happy birthday!

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

January 23, 2013
8:21 AM

Post #9394670

Happy Pie Day Birthday, BA

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 23, 2013
8:24 AM

Post #9394678

Favorites are lemon maringue, key lime, apple and chocolate pudding. Never big on the other fruit ones. One to DIE for is sold locally. It is a peanut butter cream pie. If stranded on a desert island...Allison - the place you went to that time - The Orchards of Conklin - is the place.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 23, 2013
8:39 AM

Post #9394701

Don't like Key Lime think it tastes like dish washing liquid.
Apple, blueberry, strawberry rhubarb, my step mil makes an awesome chocolate pudding one(don't know what she does different), lemon ice box, pecan
I'll try any pie once

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 23, 2013
8:56 AM

Post #9394722

So you've tried dish detergent. Which brand?

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

January 23, 2013
9:14 AM

Post #9394744

LOL, Victor! I was thinking the same thing, Jenn 👿

BA, Happy Birthday and be sure to eat one of each of your favorite pies today. ENJOY!

I am so thrilled to report that I just came in from planting 15 annuals! It feels so great to be able to do the things I love! If I am a teensy weensy bit tired, well...I would have been anyway! YAY! Normalcy has arrived.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 23, 2013
9:22 AM

Post #9394764

LOL, it tastes the way dish detergent smells
great minds think alike Louise!!!
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 23, 2013
11:09 AM

Post #9394896

key lime is one of my fav's

jen you must have delious dish detergent!
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

January 23, 2013
11:26 AM

Post #9394917

Happy Birthday, BA!!! Have some apple pie left over, so will go have a piece in your honor. YAY!!!

Hooray for normal, DB!!!

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

January 23, 2013
11:33 AM

Post #9394927

Oh yes, Key Lime. Best frozen so far was from Marie Calander (sp?) Not overly sweet. Lemon Meringue is one of my favorites to make at home. Chocolate Cream Pie gets made with thick semi sweet pudding and whipped cream topping. I'm going to bake and break my diet right now!!!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 23, 2013
1:16 PM

Post #9395017

Yeah me too, I need to go bake something...thanks... you enablers!!!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 23, 2013
1:40 PM

Post #9395049

Yes - good day for it!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 23, 2013
2:33 PM

Post #9395097

Ugh - my poor BIL had to respond to a suicide. It was a cop he knew well.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 23, 2013
2:50 PM

Post #9395131

that sucks

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 23, 2013
2:59 PM

Post #9395148

8th grade son greeted me with the news that I won the wrestling team raffle. $230!! Crazy. I never win stuff but have won two years in a row with wrestling. Last year's was at a regional tournament and was about $130.
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 23, 2013
2:59 PM

Post #9395149

Happy Birthday pie day BA!

That's tough Victor.
debi_k
S of Lake Ontario, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 23, 2013
3:00 PM

Post #9395151

Not the winning, your BIL

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 23, 2013
3:00 PM

Post #9395152

Yay! You treating us to dinner?

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

January 23, 2013
3:23 PM

Post #9395181

What do you think?

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 23, 2013
4:28 PM

Post #9395252

Victor can buy each of us a pie!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 23, 2013
4:46 PM

Post #9395270

Key Lime for Jen! Palmolive.

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

January 23, 2013
5:32 PM

Post #9395312

Started an apple pie and remembered the dough was in the freezer not the fridge will have to finish it tomorrow.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 23, 2013
6:09 PM

Post #9395362

victorgardener wrote:Favorites are lemon maringue, key lime, apple and chocolate pudding. Never big on the other fruit ones. One to DIE for is sold locally. It is a peanut butter cream pie. If stranded on a desert island...Allison - the place you went to that time - The Orchards of Conklin - is the place.

wish you told me.. Randy would love that!!.. next time!!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 23, 2013
6:32 PM

Post #9395385

They don't always have it. However, you,can always call ahead and have them order one.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 23, 2013
7:04 PM

Post #9395421

It's also national handwriting day. Chosen today because it's John Hancock's bday.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

January 24, 2013
4:21 AM

Post #9395645

Bridge between Kittery, Maine & Portsmouth N.H. stuck open! I don't think I can remember this ever happening!!
It's prob. froze!

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ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

January 24, 2013
4:32 AM

Post #9395650

The only person who can understand my handwriting is my youngest grandson who is in kindergarten. I laboriously write him letters in that structured printing.
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

January 24, 2013
4:36 AM

Post #9395652

Yikes! Guess some people won't be going to work today.

I figured out late last night that the blower on my furnace isn't working. I'm taking the day off to try and find a repair person to fix it. I have enough heat without the blower - but it needs to get fixed. The last service I used totally ripped me off - $360 for an annual service up from $210 the year before - so I won't call them. I called one place with a web page that looked good and the call went to a service that puts calls out to individuals and they are supposed to call me back. Still waiting 1/2 hour later.
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

January 24, 2013
5:06 AM

Post #9395666

Hoping you find a good repair person that is reasonable, AYC!!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 24, 2013
5:44 AM

Post #9395703

my cousin sent me this.Its probably stale stuff because she lives a sheltered life.

Recently, when I went to McDonald's I saw on the menu that you could have an order of 6, 9 or 12 Chicken McNuggets.

I asked for a half dozen nuggets.

'We don't have half dozen nuggets,' said the
teenager at the counter.

'You don't?' I replied.

'We only have six, nine, or twelve,' was the reply.

'So I can't order a half dozen nuggets, but I can order six?'

'That's right.'

So I shook my head and ordered six McNuggets

(Unbelievable but sadly true...)
(must have been the same one I asked for sweetener and she said they didn't have any, only splenda and sugar.)

TWO

I was checking out at the local Wal-Mart with just a few items and the lady behind me put her things on the belt close to mine. I picked up one of those 'dividers' that they keep by the cash register and placed it between our things so they wouldn't get mixed. After the girl had scanned all of my items, she picked up the
'divider', looking it all over for the bar code so she could scan it.

Not finding the bar code, she said to me, 'Do you know how much this is?'

I said to her 'I've changed my mind; I don't think I'll buy that today.'

She said 'OK,' and I paid her for the things and left.

She had no clue to what had just happened.



THREE

A woman at work was seen putting a credit card into her floppy drive and pulling it out very quickly.

When I inquired as to what she was doing, she said she was shopping on the Internet and they kept asking for a credit card number, so she was using the ATM 'thingy.' (keep shuddering!!)


sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 24, 2013
6:17 AM

Post #9395735

Hilarious!!!!
I feel better (kind of ) Knowing how many people are stupider than me.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 24, 2013
6:21 AM

Post #9395742

Its scarry really.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 24, 2013
6:22 AM

Post #9395745

Oh, those are funny! I have many, unfortunately true, stories about our local DD...however, I still love them, since they remember my latte...most of the time!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 24, 2013
6:32 AM

Post #9395774

LOL

Hubby was behind a woman at a breakfast deli and she asked what a bagel was. Guy at counter couldn't even answer her he was so dumbfounded. She asked " is is more cake like or bread like?" Where are you from that you don't know what a bagel is?

That's a crazy price Memory, we charged the residential customer we had annual service $200 a year for 1 heat and 1 cool inspection and he has 2 units
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 24, 2013
6:55 AM

Post #9395807

thought that was high myself - although looking at my annual bill is was $196, that included $57 in parts which is nuts since the unit is only a few years old - always feel like at am getting new parts not needed like can happen at auto repair place.

Parts included a delavan nozzle, filter and gasket (which sounds like it should be an annual change), and a honeywell cadcell assembly. I think the guy told me this needed to be replaced because the wires were cut to short by the previous technican - who works for the same place! why should i pay?

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 24, 2013
6:58 AM

Post #9395810

And for a measly 58 degrees, the heater should not even work up a sweat!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 24, 2013
7:54 AM

Post #9395859

Today is National Peanut Butter Day. Guess people with peanut allergy are in full panic.
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

January 24, 2013
8:04 AM

Post #9395872

The manufacturers rep is on the way to look at the furnace. Fingers crossed.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 24, 2013
8:12 AM

Post #9395887

Parts(unless it's filters and grease) are never included in an annual inspection
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

January 24, 2013
9:38 AM

Post #9396027

Well - the furnace story - the Rep went through the furnace which is functioning perfectly. The problem is the hot water was't circulating. He figured out that the person who replaced the circulating pump not only put the wrong one on -he put it on upside down! So my three pumps were passing the water between themselves instead of circulating it! The rep took the time to turn the pump right side up (they have arrows for goodness sake - how stupid do you have to be to put it on without looking at the arrow!) It still needs a back flow valve and he will send me one in the mail. He offered to come and put it in for me - but I think that I can do it. He charged me nothing and took documenting pictures with is phone for me. I am going to call or write a letter to his boss saying how impressed I am with the service and the product. Now I have to go and vacuum all my baseboard radiators.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 24, 2013
9:42 AM

Post #9396034

Memory, that was wonderful...who are the jerks who put it in upside down? And got paid $60.00 hour to do so! Can you sue someone?
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

January 24, 2013
9:43 AM

Post #9396038

They got a lot more than $60 an hour! I might try to get some of my money back and I am certainly going to look everywhere I can to put out the bad word about them.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 24, 2013
10:04 AM

Post #9396079

That was nice of him.
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

January 24, 2013
10:11 AM

Post #9396086

I posted the picture of the upside down pump on the company who put it in's Facebook page. I haven't decided what to do about it yet - whether I am going to ask for money back or what. Sometimes people's stupidity just overwhelms me!
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 24, 2013
11:25 AM

Post #9396195

I would ask - never know until you try

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 24, 2013
1:22 PM

Post #9396305

I would ask too

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 24, 2013
1:45 PM

Post #9396335

I would post the pic and kindly ask them to reverse the rest of the heating system to make it work...
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

January 24, 2013
1:56 PM

Post #9396349

They would probably try and charge me for it!
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

January 24, 2013
2:01 PM

Post #9396356

Here is a picture of the pump/ The arrow is on the middle green thing in the part that is U shaped and sticks out. It is kind of hard to see - there are a couple of embossed letters and then the down arrow. I just can't think of what I want from them - maybe just to make sue they never come near my furnace again!

I had made an appointment with another plumber who got a referral from a call I made to a website that looked like a real company. I was able to cancel it, but he came by anyway just to see if everything was OK. I thought that was really nice of him and I took his card and will use him for non-furnace related plumbing.

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DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

January 24, 2013
2:21 PM

Post #9396380

Ditto

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 24, 2013
2:47 PM

Post #9396395

Glad it worked out for you, Memory...I would ask for partial payment back...

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 25, 2013
3:51 PM

Post #9397545

wow that make me nuts too.. glad it's fixed Memory.. and the reason I will always call the contractor I trust to see who he is using for plumbing or electrical .. he only keeps good guys.. down side is they are not the cheapest.. but I know it will be done right
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

January 26, 2013
5:06 AM

Post #9397900

I did that, too until the contractor's plumber started messing up and he wouldn't take responsibility. Found out that the reason he uses that plumber is that he never took the plumbing job away cutting out the contractor's commission, not that he is so good. My new rule is never work with a friend's husband! It is scary trying to find, honest, competent trades people.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 26, 2013
5:34 AM

Post #9397930

Angies List charges $30.00 to find good people and then who knows who has writtin the reviews.

We need to use some of our declining colleges to start Good Master Trade schools.that teach decent business practices.
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

January 26, 2013
6:23 AM

Post #9397979

Amen to the Master Trade Schools. I have been thinking about joining Angie's list.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 26, 2013
6:35 AM

Post #9397986

I should have included Skilled to that. There is a desperate need for trades people with principals.It is one of the hardest job to maintain a home with contractors who never show up for bids on jobs and then take 3 times as long to complete because they are trying to handle 3 jobs at once.
Dont get me started.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 26, 2013
8:31 AM

Post #9398066

Sounds like the same thing here...called the guy ( a friend of my son & DIL) who built their house, wanted him to replace 5 windows...that was in Sept. Can't paint the house til the windows are replaced...I will call once more, then it's on to someone else...

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 26, 2013
11:03 AM

Post #9398194

anyone can write a review on Angie's list, so if it's a bad contractor, he'll just have a bunch of his friends write him reviews

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 26, 2013
11:04 AM

Post #9398197

My computer crashed yesterday so couldn't get on line or print anything, was having withdrawals from not being able to "talk" to anyone
My usual computer guy was in Nicaragua on a missions trip, so had to call my back up guy, he didn't even charge me to fix it YAY!!!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 26, 2013
12:43 PM

Post #9398299

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

January 26, 2013
2:12 PM

Post #9398380

I received a check in the mail today from the plumbing company that put the circulating pump in upside down for the full price of the pump. No note - just the money.
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

January 26, 2013
2:37 PM

Post #9398397

Not even an "I'm sorry"? Glad you got the full amount, though.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 26, 2013
2:40 PM

Post #9398403

Was the check upside down???

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

January 26, 2013
3:10 PM

Post #9398429

LOL, Victor.
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

January 26, 2013
3:13 PM

Post #9398439

I told my sister and we figured out that the plumber doesn't know that the pump can have a back flow valve added to it - that is why he sent the full amount - to buy another pump.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 26, 2013
6:56 PM

Post #9398628

rofl victor

I got ripped off on car towing last year, and asked another local car place Bradshaw's about how towing charges are figured or something, and told him my story- ended up with Mr Bradshaw getting Mr '"Ripoff" to give him $100 back to give me.
Rose1959
Norwich, CT
(Zone 6a)

January 26, 2013
7:22 PM

Post #9398653

Victor, if you could bottle up your good humor, I would buy a few bottles to sprinkle in my house.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 26, 2013
7:54 PM

Post #9398690

Hee hee - thanks, Rose!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 26, 2013
8:38 PM

Post #9398721

glad you got your $ Memory

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 27, 2013
3:00 AM

Post #9398805

so happy to hear that Memory

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

January 27, 2013
4:53 AM

Post #9398831

Good to hear, Memory!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

January 27, 2013
5:04 AM

Post #9398842

Money and no note is better than a note and no money. :) Glad it worked out for you!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 27, 2013
5:12 AM

Post #9398849

True...I'll take the check anytime!
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 27, 2013
7:11 AM

Post #9398949

that was good of them memory
BostonArea_6A
East Bridgewater, MA

January 27, 2013
8:47 PM

Post #9399635

Yes, training and schools for Master Craftsmen in all the various trades, with a "Morals Class" as an absolute requirement. I would be willing to pay a bit more for a person with that listed on his/her credentials.

The Better Business Bureau-esque, but a set-up that PREVENTS problems, before they even occur !!!

Many years ago, an actress on a late-night talk show was having a large job done on her house, and repeatedly asked, "where do they go ?!?"

The work team would show up for 2 hours, and then leave for the rest of the day. The job took a rediculously long time to finish.

I guess you have to write a preventative into a written contract.

My "favorites" include: the inclement weather doesn't allow completion. Another one: a vital supply part is "suddenly not available, it has to be ordered, could take weeks."

Even if these are legitimate reasons, they can be anticipated, and explained. A modest inventory could eliminate the 2nd problem.

A simple contract could avoid these problems...if you could get a signature !





This message was edited Jan 28, 2013 12:06 AM
BostonArea_6A
East Bridgewater, MA

January 27, 2013
8:53 PM

Post #9399640



Anyone starting seeds indoors, hydroponically ?

Paper towels, coffee filters, etc. on a shallow water dish, really cheap process.

I did some lovely morning glories that way, years ago.

Almost a 100% germination rate, requires a full spectrum light bulb.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 28, 2013
2:08 AM

Post #9399739

Common business practices course should take care of many problems.Legal help for contractors who have dishonest employes.ie Kids with summer jobs or youngsters,working for a year for a reputable contractor,works for a few Weeks,quits and sues for unemployment or starts his own business.
I have had some contractors who have been sorely used by employees.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 28, 2013
4:53 AM

Post #9399805

I'm starting mine hypothetically.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 28, 2013
4:55 AM

Post #9399806

Victor ! ! so clever at this early hour.
Hypothetical here too.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 28, 2013
5:18 AM

Post #9399817

It's the coffee!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 28, 2013
5:30 AM

Post #9399821

I find it the same way here and after an hour its all down hill for the rest of the day.
I see by the news Gatorade is being investigated for questionable ingredients.
Banned in Europe and some Asian country's.The aide contains fire retardant fluids.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 28, 2013
5:32 AM

Post #9399824

Dual use!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 28, 2013
6:29 AM

Post #9399893

Kept me out of the hospital! Must have had some powerful ingredient,,,The year that Garret married, I hired a painter to paint the upstairs as we were having out of state guests, & I wanted everything to be fresh...half way through the job, he tells me he's going in for a carpel tunnel op...like he didn't know this? I told him he better get someone to finish or I would sue...he sent his son, a really creepy looking individual...I kept reminding him we had a nasty, bitey dog, not to open the back door...ever...

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 28, 2013
6:41 AM

Post #9399903

Took them how long to finally admit the shots weren't working this year?

http://www.naturalnews.com/038826_flu_vaccine_victims_hospitals.html

This message was edited Jan 28, 2013 11:29 AM

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 28, 2013
7:30 AM

Post #9399969

I think there was something lost in translation

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sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 28, 2013
8:03 AM

Post #9400014

maybe...but i kinda get it as a health food joke.

Got a Shopper"s grocery? their Everyday Essentials green tea is Really good and good priced.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 28, 2013
8:16 AM

Post #9400042

Never heard of Shopper's

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 28, 2013
8:19 AM

Post #9400051

oh well guess its more local than i thought.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 28, 2013
8:23 AM

Post #9400058

Maybe not, just not around here. I'm in the boonies(as boonies as it could get in Jersey)

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 28, 2013
9:54 AM

Post #9400180

My art teacher had green tea Altoids the other day...

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 28, 2013
10:42 AM

Post #9400232

Ok had to do some research, Shoppers is just in MD and VA but is a SUPERVALU company which is also Acme, which is what we have...so I'll have to check it out, love their Culinary Circle and Wild Harvest foods

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 28, 2013
1:35 PM

Post #9400417

YES! Our Shoppers also does CUlinary Circle and Wild harvest. CC pizzas are a good value, WIld Harvest no-boil lasagne I like too.

But how can green tea change the flavor of Altoids, sounds a bit gimmicky there, lol- bit of green color...

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 28, 2013
5:35 PM

Post #9400634

probably "healthier" for you...NOT

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 28, 2013
7:42 PM

Post #9400771

started getting a migraine, took some migraine medicine, I am going to be up ALL night

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 28, 2013
7:48 PM

Post #9400779

See what happens when you worry about a coat...

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 28, 2013
7:48 PM

Post #9400781

yep it probably was from that

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

January 29, 2013
5:14 AM

Post #9400991

I used to get relief by tying a fluffy robe tie tightly around my head!! God help me if I took it off before the episode was over. Now I just get "migraine phenomenon" (the aura without the pain), Sometimes there is the disorientation and inability to speak, read or write also.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 29, 2013
5:16 AM

Post #9400995

I read that hot spicy food cures some migraines.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 29, 2013
5:30 AM

Post #9401000

Sorry about the migraines.DD takes meds for chronic ones.

Just have to share this
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1505722-taco-bell-super-bowl-commercial-will-steal-the-show

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 29, 2013
5:34 AM

Post #9401005

Hope it's a good one...sometimes the commercials are more exciting than the game...
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

January 29, 2013
6:58 AM

Post #9401117

I will be watching the Puppy Bowl waiting for the kitten half-time show.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

January 29, 2013
1:37 PM

Post #9401611

Me too Yankee!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 29, 2013
2:47 PM

Post #9401676

I always tune in as well...

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 29, 2013
2:51 PM

Post #9401681

I like the cheerleaders.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 29, 2013
3:36 PM

Post #9401747

drove passed this house today.. and drooled over the decorating possibilities .. can't find the taxes on the site though.. bet it's over the top

http://www.103mooneyrd.com/

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 29, 2013
3:40 PM

Post #9401756

ugh.. yes... 10,720.. man o man

http://www.trulia.com/homes/New_Jersey/Flanders/sold/21374043-103-Mooney-Rd-Flanders-NJ-07836

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 29, 2013
3:45 PM

Post #9401765

What a let down.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 29, 2013
4:09 PM

Post #9401802

good RU possibilities there too!!!!

:(

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

January 29, 2013
4:12 PM

Post #9401809

It's beautiful!! I love the wrap-around porch!!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 29, 2013
4:14 PM

Post #9401816

that's what made me jam on the brakes and take photos.. need a wealthy relative

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

January 29, 2013
4:28 PM

Post #9401838

LOL!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

January 29, 2013
4:34 PM

Post #9401844

I just bought this for the new house. Brian's BF, Mike the electrician doesn't know it yet but he has work. :-)

Thumbnail by pixie62560
Click the image for an enlarged view.

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

January 29, 2013
4:36 PM

Post #9401846

OOOHH I like that porch!!! Are you looking Allison?

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

January 29, 2013
4:39 PM

Post #9401850

That's pretty Celeste.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 29, 2013
4:52 PM

Post #9401864

we always look Ronnie.. that flat property is what I long for.. but just casual looking.. we will be here a while

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

January 29, 2013
4:55 PM

Post #9401874

For that kind of money you could have something like this and this is in an wealthy town...it has almost 3 acres with it
http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/7-Cragmoor_Cape-Elizabeth_ME_04107_M46832-05319?source=web,web

or cheaper with 29 acres. :)
http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/2-Round-Cove-Lane-2_Phippsburg_ME_04562_M38464-82590

or really cheap, 14 acres of land and lots of possibilities. Plus it's a couple 100 thousand cheaper and you could go some place warmer in the winter with the extra cash. :-)
http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/187-Butter-St_Guilford_ME_04443_M40911-65633

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 29, 2013
4:57 PM

Post #9401877

but but but.. the cold & snow.. no job.. no good

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 29, 2013
4:58 PM

Post #9401878

but that last one is perfect!!!.. other than I want warmer!!!

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

January 29, 2013
5:01 PM

Post #9401881

You rent a place in florida for Jan, feb. & March

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

January 29, 2013
5:03 PM

Post #9401883

Lots of people rent out their pleace if they are gone 6 months. Like Auntie next door, she leaves Nov.1st and comes back April 1st. She used to only go Jan, Feb. & March when she was in her 60's & 70's. When she hit her 80's she started going for 6 months. :)

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 29, 2013
5:33 PM

Post #9401905

Wish my taxes were that low!!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 29, 2013
5:55 PM

Post #9401924

what???.. wow living close to the city is bad!!!!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 29, 2013
5:57 PM

Post #9401927

Yep - sucks. More to do with local mismanagement and corruption than proximity to NYC. Was $5K in '98.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

January 29, 2013
6:01 PM

Post #9401934

OMG! I'd die...don't think I pay much over $2000 for 15 acres & 2 houses!!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 29, 2013
6:12 PM

Post #9401950

Thanks for telling me the that, Celeste!

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 29, 2013
6:16 PM

Post #9401951

wow.. that's awesome.. we are 6800

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 29, 2013
6:16 PM

Post #9401952

LOVE that porch!!!!
we pay a little over $7800 for almost an acre

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

January 29, 2013
6:21 PM

Post #9401958

Sorry Victor! Thats just UNREAL to this country girl!!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 29, 2013
6:22 PM

Post #9401959

We were north of $13K before I challenged. Will check now. Not that much better.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 29, 2013
6:23 PM

Post #9401960

It's unreal here too. Increasing by 2 1/2 times in 12 years is just sick.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 29, 2013
6:37 PM

Post #9401980

time to move!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 29, 2013
6:38 PM

Post #9401982

Wish I could.

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

January 29, 2013
6:58 PM

Post #9402013

Yikes I thought mine were high at 4000!
Rose1959
Norwich, CT
(Zone 6a)

January 29, 2013
7:15 PM

Post #9402029

FlowAjen, migraines----I take Zomig, nasal spray and it is the only thing that helps.
Property taxes---My brothers built their houses, one pays over $30,000 and the. other over $20,000. No land. New Jersey is too high.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 29, 2013
7:20 PM

Post #9402035

What?!!!
Rose1959
Norwich, CT
(Zone 6a)

January 29, 2013
7:23 PM

Post #9402037

That is the reality in NJ.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 29, 2013
7:44 PM

Post #9402069

What???!!! where do they live? I obviously live in Jersey and don't pay anywhere near that!!!!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 30, 2013
1:15 AM

Post #9402173

Celest: that thingie with glass top is stunning.What is it? Lamp?garden bauble?

When I lived alone I was part of the STAR program.It lowered taxes for seniors so they could stay in their homes.
SIL and DD pay here $12K big house large lot.
I couldnt leave my gardens, could you Victor?

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

January 30, 2013
3:27 AM

Post #9402225

Good morning Jo,. :) That is a 52" Tiffany lamp that will need to be mounted on the wall and a switch put in so I only have to flip it. (the switch that is)

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 30, 2013
3:34 AM

Post #9402229

Its just wonderful.Great idea too.

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

January 30, 2013
4:19 AM

Post #9402244

When we moved from NJ (Harrington Park) our taxes were nearing $20.000 for 1/2 acre with an older ranch house on it.

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

January 30, 2013
4:27 AM

Post #9402249

THAT JUST BLOWS ME AWAY!! I was just thinking how much land you can buy for 20,000 here. It would buy 10 acres of land... more usually.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 30, 2013
4:42 AM

Post #9402256

Taxes are high in more populated areas.Residents want services that cost.Like more public schools, street lights,highway repair,garbage collection.Water,Sewer maintenance etc.

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

January 30, 2013
4:51 AM

Post #9402258

People are still buying in Bergen County, NJ, though. Proximity to NY and lots of jobs make it a prime location. No need to live there when you're retired.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 30, 2013
5:12 AM

Post #9402274

Crazy. School budgets out of control. Teachers make $120+ here after a few years. Pay zero into health and retirement.

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

January 30, 2013
5:28 AM

Post #9402287

Hopefully all of them are doing a great job.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 30, 2013
5:31 AM

Post #9402290

I have no problem with them, but that is just way too much.

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

January 30, 2013
5:33 AM

Post #9402291

It's difficult to understand why they don't pay into health and retirement plans. Will this ever be addressed with a reasonable conclusion?

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 30, 2013
5:35 AM

Post #9402296

Yes - bankruptcy.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 30, 2013
5:36 AM

Post #9402297

Superintendent makes $250K.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 30, 2013
5:54 AM

Post #9402318

I pay over 5k for 11/4 acres...house has 8 rooms...I get garbage pick-up...streetlights in town have been turned off for several years now...we have a library, the 3 flood control dams are our rec areas...fire & ambulance are volunteers...my son pays the same amount for 5 acres & a house that has over 3500 square footage...of course, the school system is a region, and I just read in today's paper they MAY get a gas station/convenience store in their town...they have to travel at least 15 miles to a gas station or store...
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 30, 2013
6:08 AM

Post #9402334

we are at $4.7K for 1.7 acres - since 2007 the property taxes have increased 26% and property values have decrease 25%. Towns have gotta get there's.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 30, 2013
6:25 AM

Post #9402342

3000 sq ft house. 0.7 acre. Private trash. Vol fire.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 30, 2013
6:28 AM

Post #9402347

Same here Victor.

Teachers earn what they make. Contact hours arent much compared with required workshops at their own dime and lesson plan time and paper grading all after school hours.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 30, 2013
6:34 AM

Post #9402357

SOME teachers earn what they make, others are a total drain on the system

Shouldn't be making more than a police or fireman, or not having to pay into pension or health benefits when police and fireman have to
UGH don't get me started, superintendent of our school system stepped down before they fired his butt...he was making more than our GOVERNOR!!!!! Absolutely RIDICULOUS!!!!!!!

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 30, 2013
6:45 AM

Post #9402369

Well first of all - it doesn't matter whether they deserve it if we simply cannot afford it. Working for the taxpayers is NOT the same as working for the private sector.

As for deserving - I don't think many, if any, deserve that much for 180 days of work. With benefits, you're talking about $1000 a day. They cannot be fired no matter how much they suck at their job - only for criminal behavior and even that requires jumping through hoops. They can be home in time for their kids and have the entire summer off.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 30, 2013
7:07 AM

Post #9402384

Not true...34 years in the classroom, went to school summers, master's degree mandatory within 10 years in CT...plus, since my town paid poorly, had to get a 5th year...then had to take continuing education credits every year... worked many days the kids weren't in session, most supplies were out of pocket...paid into teachers' retirement & for health benefits...corrected papers every night, planned on weekends. When I worked for the post office, I made just as much money, had NO responsibilities other then get the mail into the box...leave when that was finished...both my DH & i told our kids...Do NOT go into education!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 30, 2013
7:47 AM

Post #9402425

You are definitely the exception

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 30, 2013
7:49 AM

Post #9402430

The termination thing is coming to an end in some states.
There is a movement for incentives for good teachers and termination for the ones who arent energetic and doing a good job.

What would you have paid the teacher who stood in front of the gunman in Newtown?
We had a teacher killed here from a kid with a gun in school.There are parts of big cities that have armed guards and metal detectors.
ALL kids in a neighborhood attend these schools.Mini thugs as well as good kids with responsible parents.
Newtown elementary was not in a hood like the inner city here I agree but the profession of teaching has always had to scramble for crumbs when budgets are decided.

Marilyn we crossed.Hooray ,you are typical of those in education.
Dont even get me started on the Arts that get no space in certain schools .

Billions for sports complexes to make the rich richer and teachers who have to buy notebook paper for their students in some districts.

This message was edited Jan 30, 2013 10:51 AM

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 30, 2013
7:55 AM

Post #9402441

My friend is an art teacher down in Camden...talk about combat pay!( I don't know how much she makes) anyhoo...she's there I guess temporarily because the former is out on maternity...they won't let her use the art classroom cause it "belongs" to the other teacher...door is locked she is not allowed in there!!!! she has to use a cart and visit the classrooms for art time

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 30, 2013
8:08 AM

Post #9402449

Yes - very different, Marilyn. Maybe the teachers in the places like here should 'share the wealth'. Fat chance. With our recent budget problems, the teachers refused a pay cut to avoid layoffs. So 60 of their 'union brethren' lost their jobs. I can only talk about what goes on here. Teaching is not easy, but there are many tough jobs that pay lots less. I personally do not have the patience to teach. Would want to kill some of the kids - and parents.

This message was edited Jan 30, 2013 1:20 PM

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 30, 2013
8:59 AM

Post #9402490

Ohh yes "art a la cart" I applied for teaching jobs and many rural schools had the art teacher teaching in the chemistry lab and storing materials and supplies in the janitors closet.
As it turned out I made double what the art teaching salary was just by designing and making my own work and selling to galleries and at Fine Art Fairs.
Just as much stress tho.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 30, 2013
11:47 AM

Post #9402669

Yes, except there weren't any rotten kids! I saw in the paper the other day, the only child who ever gave me the finger (4th grade girl) was arrested for home invasion...brother was a doll, don't know where she came from! Anyway, my DH did terminate several teachers for incompetency...you can do it if you have the proof...You're right about the arts getting the cuts, Jo...Garret was in gifted & talented art programs in middle school...they were cut when he went to the HS...I think those classes led him to his career...

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 30, 2013
12:09 PM

Post #9402694

If you want a career in the arts you need to be tough. There isnt the grade school background in all schools that leads a student to a great college program.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 30, 2013
1:11 PM

Post #9402761

Hard to make money in the arts.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 30, 2013
1:23 PM

Post #9402777

The art schools are filled with students who work in digital design or graphics that are digitally created.
GF teaches PrintMaking at a local college.

This is the traditional method of hand etching a plate with an image,inking and running thru a press.
It also requires the fundamentals of drawing and a comprehension of perspective and composition.
She has maybe 1 person who is devoted to the craft,the rest are sports kids who need the humanities course. She drags it out of them but they do stay in class.

Unless you are really young and understand the technology there are no jobs in art,even teaching is scarce.So much of whats done now all looks alike.No original thought all the kids think if they can do Animaee they will have a career in art.

My galleries are all closing.I cant make enough selling paintings to pay for the materials and supplies and matting and framing.I am down to one gallery and its 30 miles from here.
I am frankly tired of schlepping paintings to my car and unloading them for no sales.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 30, 2013
1:32 PM

Post #9402794

That's really a shame, Jo. Ever set up a website?

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 30, 2013
2:51 PM

Post #9402895

I had a website for many years.Sold 2 prints $40.00 the thousand dollar paintings never sold.
There are millions of artists sites.They are handy when your at a gathering and someone is interested in your work.I just refer them to the site.
Lots of lookers.Just the 2 sales in 8 years I had it.
I suppose I could build one of my own again.Back then I needed someone to go the work.Now there are do-it yourself sites that are nice looking and easy. Hosting fees are more reasonable too.
I have them on Photobucket but havnt updated in a couple of yearsI think.


victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 30, 2013
3:18 PM

Post #9402935

Post some here. I might be interested.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 30, 2013
3:43 PM

Post #9402974

You are sweet Victor.I really didnt mean to whine.Its just the way it is.I am glad I dont need to make a living at it anymore its just painting for myself now and mental health.
Robindog will tell you its very soothing to paint in watercolor.

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

January 30, 2013
6:24 PM

Post #9403220

And acrylics too. That's what got me through that horrible nausea last winter. You just leave the world around you behind as you get so focused on what you are doing. It is wonderful therapy. Now that the workers are all finished, I hope to get set up to paint again. Of course, as a beginner, I do not have the expertise that Jo and Marilyn have, so I can't draw any comparisons to their "real" creations. Maybe someday though...

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 31, 2013
2:20 AM

Post #9403420

Donnibrook:Its the same "flow " that runs thru all of us. We MUST heed the call when it comes.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 31, 2013
4:54 AM

Post #9403469

Yes - go to the bathroom!!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 31, 2013
5:01 AM

Post #9403478

HI Victor

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 31, 2013
5:49 AM

Post #9403520

It is an urge...hard to explain...my teacher told me the other day I become a relaxed person when I begin to draw...here is a fairy picture I just completed for my granddaughters...

Thumbnail by ROBINDOG
Click the image for an enlarged view.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

January 31, 2013
5:52 AM

Post #9403525

Clever and sweet.They should love it.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 31, 2013
5:55 AM

Post #9403529

Thanks...their room is cream with bittersweet trim, so I chose those colors should look good...I have the mat & frame, will have to get busy...
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

January 31, 2013
6:08 AM

Post #9403546

The drawing is very sweet.

ROSES_R_RED

ROSES_R_RED
Mount Bethel, PA
(Zone 6a)

January 31, 2013
6:42 AM

Post #9403572

Nothing more precious to family members, than a gift that was made by the giver!! The older they get, the more they'll cherish it.
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

January 31, 2013
7:48 AM

Post #9403640

Love that!!!!

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 31, 2013
8:06 AM

Post #9403668

Thanks.

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

January 31, 2013
9:41 AM

Post #9403769

I love it too! A really special gift Marilyn!

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

January 31, 2013
7:37 PM

Post #9404361

Adorable, Marilyn! That will be a treasure!

Well, we finally met with a trusted realtor team today and we were happy to hear from them that our house should sell for quite a bit more than we had estimated. Houses in our riverfront neighborhood are selling very quickly, as there is very little inventory right now, and lots of people want to be near the river. Bittersweet for us to leave it, but we have already crossed that bridge and we are happy with the game plan to convert from residents to winter visitors. It will go public next Wednesday so we can take some time to tell our good friends before they rudely see a sign out front. I guess our journey just took a turn for home. Tomorrow we are going to a favorite garden center. Fun!
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 1, 2013
5:04 AM

Post #9404593

not a happy camper today - sent the PC off to be restored and cleaned up - had downloaded all our personal stuff, so all I asked them to do was save my favorites and outlook/email. No favorites and no freaking email which is a real problem, all addresses are now lost.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 1, 2013
5:20 AM

Post #9404600

That's maddening, Bill. Use Carbonite!!

I'm also pissed - my iPad crapped out yesterday during an update. Won't even restore with iTunes. Have to schlep to the Apple store at the mall.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 1, 2013
5:21 AM

Post #9404601

Krapppp Bill!!
They owe you nothing for the mess they made.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 1, 2013
5:22 AM

Post #9404602

RIP Ed Koch. Loved him. Larger than life character. Ultimate NYer. He came to Manhattan College in my Freshman year. It was his first reelection. He was a rock star! Brought the city back from near death. Ended the stranglehold of the unions.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 1, 2013
5:32 AM

Post #9404613

Great line in NYT obit - Koch survived by New York itself. How true.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 1, 2013
6:25 AM

Post #9404654

I'd be major league ticked, Bill
Maybe they have all the info hidden somewhere ????

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 1, 2013
7:18 AM

Post #9404689

Thanks, Ronnie & Louise...I know selling that home will be emotional for you, Louise...but you have a new condo to look forward to, planning a new garden! Bill & Victor...I hate technology! Of course, I'd be lost without my computer...
GardenSox
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 1, 2013
9:34 AM

Post #9404844

I'd like to second Victor's recommendation for Carbonite. After the initial set up it takes absolutely zero work to keep all your files backed up. I even used it to transfer data from my old computer to a new one without having to do much more than clicking a few buttons. Full disclosure though: it took Carbonite several days to transfer everything over but it wasn't so bad because I could still use my computer while it was doing that.

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

February 1, 2013
12:56 PM

Post #9405071

Oh Man, Bill! Not good! Do they offer to do anything to make good? Sorry to hear that. I'll dmail you our home addresses. Ugh!

You are very right, Marilyn...and I started getting in practice toay at our fav garden store. They always have lots of unusual cultivars, so I picked up a box top and gave myself permission to buy just enough to fill the lid. On my way to pay, I saw a cool trailing rosemary, so I rationalized that just one more wasn't bad for me! I told the checkout clerk that I had exceeded my limit, and she took it on herself to fit them all in the lid. 😁. I'll take a shot once I add them to my current garden and use my laptop to post it.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 1, 2013
1:36 PM

Post #9405111

well i called the place and they still had my information - glad they did - now wondering how long they keep it? really do not have enough saved for carbonite maybe in a few more years if i go picture crazy.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 1, 2013
3:37 PM

Post #9405257

Oh, good Bill...hope you get your info back...Louise, trailing rosemary sounds lovely...

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 1, 2013
3:44 PM

Post #9405266

Yes I want to see this trailing rosemary, sounds nice!
Bill I'm glad they have your info, but why were they keeping it ?? That would PMO to be honest!

DonnieBrook

DonnieBrook
Southwest , NH
(Zone 5b)

February 1, 2013
7:06 PM

Post #9405473

Me too! Hmmmmmmm. I'm going to plant the trailing rosemary in a pot with other pretties and let it trail over the side. Of course I'll bring it back with me...along with a rose and my bright orange Gerbera daisy, and...you get the picture!😁

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 2, 2013
3:12 AM

Post #9405634

I was in love and would move heaven and earth to have the trailing Rosemary.
I dont mean to throw cold water on the plant but its only hardy from Z8-10
BostonArea_6A
East Bridgewater, MA

February 2, 2013
3:44 AM

Post #9405643


I'm glad the stories of plant purchases, even minor ones, are trickling in; Spring is going to arrive, eventually !

pixie62560

pixie62560
South China, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 2, 2013
4:25 AM

Post #9405660

Good morning BA!
New thread, this one is over 300 ~ http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1296550/

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 2, 2013
4:35 AM

Post #9405663

Thanks Pixie,I was just going to rattle your cage.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 2, 2013
7:06 AM

Post #9405808

eeewww.. just saw this and it reminded me of the icky watership down story.. way too graphic for my young mind back then

http://www.grandinroad.com/sculpted-garden-bunnies/gifts-celebrations/spring-decor/490128?defattrib=&defattribvalue=&listIndex=2

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