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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

September 30, 2008
12:25 AM

Post #5615123

Phicks requested a new thread so here we are. :~)
phicks
Lakeland, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 30, 2008
12:55 PM

Post #5616620

Here I am...lol
Redtootsiepop
Livermore, CA
(Zone 9b)

September 30, 2008
4:04 PM

Post #5617526

me too ... altho I'm curious as to why you sit around with stuffed snakes around your necK? And... I'm assuming you had some sort of clothing on. -wait, you don't have to answer that!
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

September 30, 2008
4:08 PM

Post #5617541

LOL!!!
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

October 4, 2008
1:29 AM

Post #5631007

Finally got my brakes fixed yesterday. My dad threatened to poke a hole in the tires several times out of frustration but I wouldn't let him. lol. I happen to like my mud terrain tires. But that's fixed, now we have to find parts to fix my hubs. Apparently one of my hubs was bad so we have to replace it. But we are missing a part so I currently don't have 4 wheel drive. I sincerely hope we get it fixed before winter hits cause my truck can't handle ice and snow very well in 2 wheel drive. A lesson I learned the hard way. lol
Redtootsiepop
Livermore, CA
(Zone 9b)

October 4, 2008
3:12 PM

Post #5632585

How soon does it start snowing/ ice?

It rained here for the first time in 7 months, I'm so excited ! I've been able to get some plants in my slope after laying a soaker hose down.. so much easier to dig. I really need to get some mulch down - with the rain I'm going to have a million weed seeds sprout :(

pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

October 4, 2008
8:16 PM

Post #5633271

It can start snowing this month if it gets cold enough. It has before. So it's from this month to April at the latest though usually the snow ends in March. We have had winters though where we didn't get anything til January. Just depends on the weather patterns. lol
phicks
Lakeland, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 4, 2008
8:24 PM

Post #5633294

86 here
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

October 4, 2008
8:28 PM

Post #5633305

Too hot. LOL. This time of year I don't want it any hotter than 80 although if it's cooler that's even better.
Redtootsiepop
Livermore, CA
(Zone 9b)

October 4, 2008
10:56 PM

Post #5633668

Do you have alot of stuffed animals - or just the snake?
phicks
Lakeland, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 4, 2008
11:20 PM

Post #5633730

Lots and Lots
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

October 5, 2008
12:55 AM

Post #5633997

Including himself. hahaahha
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

October 5, 2008
12:57 AM

Post #5634002

Oh, more bad news for my truck. I had my fenders redone last year to keep the rust at bay and my dad just told me that I have to take it back and have it redone. It's bubbling up already. Now I just have to get a job so I can get it done.
vadap
Aurora, CO
(Zone 5b)

October 5, 2008
2:22 AM

Post #5634288

It was 52* in Kremmling today. That's up in the mountains, about halfway between Breckenridge and Steamboat Springs. Had a lite dusting of snow on the passes (around 11000' plus). Cold weather in the coming forcast, with a high of 69* tomorrow, with a low of 35*.
vadap
Aurora, CO
(Zone 5b)

October 5, 2008
2:23 AM

Post #5634294

Oh yeah, pep. Sorry to hear about your truck. The rusting fenders, are you talking about the wheel wells?
Redtootsiepop
Livermore, CA
(Zone 9b)

October 5, 2008
4:57 PM

Post #5636067

Pep - I hope you do find a job right away - whoever it is will be lucky to have such a hard worker.

Paul, brrrrrrr, that sounds cold - what are you doing in Kremmling?

We're 80's here for the week/lows 50's - I've got to post some pictures. .. I'm fighting whether or not to plop down some grass seed - talk me out of it Trop !
LhasaLover
(Tammie) Odessa, TX
(Zone 7b)

October 5, 2008
7:38 PM

Post #5636439

nice and cool today 75 and just got a sprinkle of rain... ahhh... need some rain.

Tammie

sorry to hear about the truck repairs.. seems it is always something doesn't it?
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

October 5, 2008
10:35 PM

Post #5636888

Yeah, it's the wheel wells. Had them fixed last year and it was supposed to last several years. Oh well. I'll get to it before year is up...I hope.

Sometime this week we are supposed to have a couple days with highs in the 40s. I need to start getting all my tropicals ready to bring in soon. The only non hardy plant not coming in is my star jasmine. I am gonna bury it in leaves and make it become hardy. lol. I don't want to dig it up. As it is I have a succelent basket, spurge, coleus, blue hibiscus, blue potato bush, cannas, ee's, caladiums and a few others to bring in. I need a greenhouse. LOL.
Redtootsiepop
Livermore, CA
(Zone 9b)

October 5, 2008
10:48 PM

Post #5636923

You totally need a greenhouse! Where do you keep all that?
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

October 6, 2008
1:12 AM

Post #5637406

Ugh, my post didn't go thru. Gotta get this computer ironed out.

I keep the plants outside during the season but in winter they have to come out. Some of them are new this year since I won't be getting new plants from work. I need to keep cuttings for next year. But they will be scattered about a 800 sq ft house with 3 people living in it. lol. Plus alot of stuff.

The bulbs that need dark and cool will disappear in a back corner of the beasment. The succelent basket will be dismantled cause it's a wire basket lined in peat. Some of the plants are hardy and some aren't. Hardy ones are going in a pot that will stay outside for the winter. The hib will come inside where it's warm and so will my coleus, spurge and tropical passion vine. The coleus and spurge will share a pot. The hib will share with the vine if I can convince it to live after moving it. So that will eliminate pots there. The hard part is keeping them alive. And not getting dirt everywhere. lol
Tropicanna
Clemmons, NC
(Zone 7b)

October 6, 2008
9:43 AM

Post #5638345

Red, if you're getting that desperate that you're considering grass, go buy some seeds...chamomile, forget-me -nots, mints...you can walk on them (when established)..but you really don't have to mow

you need some cannas or something? lol,, that dirt looked pretty rough, but my gosh Red, you could be raking rocks outta there forever...some more xeric plants would look good in there (agaves, salvias) even if it's just temporary, and the more you dig, the easier it will eventually get.
Redtootsiepop
Livermore, CA
(Zone 9b)

October 6, 2008
11:46 PM

Post #5640899

That dirt is rough ! : (

I have manged to plant some plants - mostly xeric. ... the only reason I'm thinking about a small area of grass is so we don't track so much dirt in, but you're right there are other better options. thanks Trop, I knew you'd talk me out of it.

Digging out their is much more satisfying than stripping the darn floor (I put a bad quality sealer on it, now i need to remove and redo with a penetrating sealer- ugh I hate it!) I'd hire Pepper to help me scrape it off if she was closer.
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

October 7, 2008
12:07 AM

Post #5641006

LOL. And I would be glad to help.

Xeric plants are the best for now. Plant lots of them then slowly add tropicals and all the others. As for something to walk on try creeping thyme. Trop's suggestions would work too. Or I could send you a succelent groundcover that you can't kill. lol.
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

October 16, 2008
2:20 AM

Post #5676756

This whole forum is really quiet. I don't think I have ever seen it sit this long without posts.

Here's a pic for you.

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LhasaLover
(Tammie) Odessa, TX
(Zone 7b)

October 16, 2008
2:23 AM

Post #5676770

Hey... y'all are still alive.. was wondering!
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

October 16, 2008
2:25 AM

Post #5676792

LOL. Alive and kicking. Still job hunting too. Taking breaks to be on here and go outside and take pics of foilage.
LhasaLover
(Tammie) Odessa, TX
(Zone 7b)

October 16, 2008
2:28 AM

Post #5676808

I've ben off for 3 weeks .. back injury.. don't know if I still have a job.. guess i will find out mext week...
Redtootsiepop
Livermore, CA
(Zone 9b)

October 16, 2008
4:08 PM

Post #5678738

... sorry to hear that Tammie, I hope you're feeling better. Scary times right now.

Pepper, thanks for the bright cheery picture ! How is your job search going? I have been busy getting ready for my brother to visit (with his family) - I'm so excited !
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

October 16, 2008
4:39 PM

Post #5678850

Job search is going but still don't have anything yet. I'm going out today to ask around at a couple more places. I'm using that as my excuse to go out and take pics of the fall foilage. lol
phicks
Lakeland, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 16, 2008
4:51 PM

Post #5678901

Pep Am Still Looking For a Maid
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

October 16, 2008
6:23 PM

Post #5679277

Out of that business and you live too far away. LOL
Tropicanna
Clemmons, NC
(Zone 7b)

October 17, 2008
9:41 PM

Post #5684541

pep...how about a grounds keeper?...
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

October 17, 2008
11:51 PM

Post #5684974

Thought about it but it requires too many skills I don't have. Plus I haven't mowed or don'e anything like that in several years. I would have to relearn that at home and we are getting into winter so it's too late for this year.
LhasaLover
(Tammie) Odessa, TX
(Zone 7b)

October 18, 2008
8:40 AM

Post #5686215

Of course winter is coming.. my cannas are actually starting to look good and growing GREEN for the first time this year.. not crispy brown! I have new shoots coming up out of the ground! Don't have the heart to tell them they are a little late.
Redtootsiepop
Livermore, CA
(Zone 9b)

October 18, 2008
3:24 PM

Post #5686925

they think it's spring !
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

October 18, 2008
7:30 PM

Post #5687499

LOL. Alot of my plants are perking up too despite the mild frosts and cool weather. Even my peppers are extremely happy. My tomatoes bit the dust a long time ago. lol. Only plant I couldn't leave outside was my Blue Hibiscus. It doesn't like cold weather. lol.

My cannas are still going strong. Still blooming and all that. lol
vadap
Aurora, CO
(Zone 5b)

October 26, 2008
2:39 AM

Post #5716929

Hey guys! My cannas are dug up and put away for winter. Everything that isn't meant to overwinter, is dead. Had a couple of nights in the 20's. Been off for a bit due to getting my butt kicked at a new job. Easy work but long days. Concrete (construction) had taken a big dump, and I went to school to get my class A drivers license. Well, after almost being completely broke, got a job delivering gas and diesel to the mountain areas. So long as people continue to use gas, and the oil rigs need diesel, I'll have job security. Also finding guys dumb enough to drive over Loveland Pass in the winter!!! Pic's of the route sometime in the near future. It is beautiful!
phicks
Lakeland, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 26, 2008
2:07 PM

Post #5717935

Winter??
Redtootsiepop
Livermore, CA
(Zone 9b)

October 26, 2008
3:41 PM

Post #5718179

Well I'm glad you have a new job with security... this recession makes anxious . Wow you are cold, I was just saying yesterday how cold it was in Oregon for Halloween and usually raining of course. I always made James take the kids round. It's like spring here, 80's/48 ... I'm going to get the last things in the ground some various bulbs, Japanese maples to get the roots going.

My brother and his fam were here these past 2 weekends (they visited Disneyland during the week) we had fun, and a little too much wine. :D

Have a great Sunday !
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

October 26, 2008
6:12 PM

Post #5718691

Been busy here. Still no job but am still looking.

Been getting potted plants winterized for the house and am trying to figure out where to put my succelent basket cause it's all peat moss in a wire basket. Now am just pretty much waiting for a heavy freeze to knock the leaves off my cannas so I can bring them in.
Tropicanna
Clemmons, NC
(Zone 7b)

October 26, 2008
6:17 PM

Post #5718705

getting colder here, but today is nice, trying to keep the GH clean and still managing to find things to drag somewhere for winter...lol!
phicks
Lakeland, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 26, 2008
6:56 PM

Post #5718806

Layed out side in the Hamock today darn am tired now Paul
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

October 26, 2008
8:35 PM

Post #5719043

You're tired from laying in a hammock all day? I'm tired from spending almost 2 hrs filling out a Home Depot app. lol
LhasaLover
(Tammie) Odessa, TX
(Zone 7b)

October 26, 2008
8:39 PM

Post #5719053

hey phicks.. Winter: that time of the year when your cooling bill goes down and the growing season slows a little and the rest of the countrys heating bills go up and all their plants freeze
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

October 26, 2008
8:47 PM

Post #5719099

Not only freeze but die sometimes. lol. And we get tons of ice and snow and wrecks everywhere when the weatherman says snow. And while the cooling bill goes down the heating bill goes up and up. lol
phicks
Lakeland, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 26, 2008
10:17 PM

Post #5719510

Lol Whats a Heating Bill ?
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

October 26, 2008
10:41 PM

Post #5719618

Move north again and you will be reminded. :~p
Redtootsiepop
Livermore, CA
(Zone 9b)

October 27, 2008
4:00 PM

Post #5721967

Favorite Halloween Candy ???????
phicks
Lakeland, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 27, 2008
4:09 PM

Post #5721989

Lobster Rolls
LhasaLover
(Tammie) Odessa, TX
(Zone 7b)

October 27, 2008
4:35 PM

Post #5722081

I can see you are really into this halloween thing Paul.. guess you really go all out with the lobster bake for all the kiddies...
Redtootsiepop
Livermore, CA
(Zone 9b)

October 27, 2008
8:37 PM

Post #5722991

you know the kids probably have to throw those away, only wrapped food items are safe.



peanut butter cups
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

October 28, 2008
12:19 AM

Post #5723663

Those peanut butter cups are pretty good. lol I don't really have a favorite.

Paul, send me some of those rolls.
Tropicanna
Clemmons, NC
(Zone 7b)

October 28, 2008
12:49 PM

Post #5725250

...the special dark miniatures...no one hands those out anymore...almond joy...lol..those smarties...

as you can tell my daughter's candy gets raided pretty well
phicks
Lakeland, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 28, 2008
3:06 PM

Post #5725691

M@M s
Redtootsiepop
Livermore, CA
(Zone 9b)

October 28, 2008
4:46 PM

Post #5726042

mmmm candy - Trop, I found some of those dark chocolate bars this year at Safeway... I think it's a mix with Mr. GoodBar, Special dark and a couple of others. I'm keeping it sealed until Halloween, too dangerous!


I was going to organize the garage this morning, but found a ginormous icky stripey- butted bug dead in my garage and now I'm totally freaked out and itchy. I'm being a total girl.
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

October 29, 2008
12:36 AM

Post #5727587

M&Ms don't last long in this house. My dad and I fight over them. LOL. Almond joys are good too and my mom loves them.

Red, I have gotten used to bugs but if it's big then I tend to freak out too. lol
Tropicanna
Clemmons, NC
(Zone 7b)

October 29, 2008
12:08 PM

Post #5728933

we get those sprickets hopping out of everything..I don't know what they're called, like half spider, half cricket. I was eyeing an oakleaf hydrangea for cuttings then suddenly noticed a long green snake curled up in the top of it...I know they're harmless but he scared me..lol

it's the reese's cups that go fast here, and snickers...

vadap
Aurora, CO
(Zone 5b)

October 29, 2008
2:12 PM

Post #5729395

Snickers smarties and candy corn. Still like to bite off the different color sections of the candy corn like I did when I was a kid. A millenium ago, there was a rich widower that gave away full size three muskateers. A very popular stop, to say the least.
Paul, if I ever get down to visit my cousin in Vero Beach, I'll swing by for some of those lobster rolls!
phicks
Lakeland, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 29, 2008
2:35 PM

Post #5729479

LOL
LhasaLover
(Tammie) Odessa, TX
(Zone 7b)

October 29, 2008
5:37 PM

Post #5730165

I am glad we don't have snakes here... rattlers at the edge of town and in the country.. that is generally it.. haven't seen a snake in over 25 years.

I don't get trick or treaters at my house.. they don't come down my street. The come to my mothers house by the truck load.. she buys the 'fun size' candys... saw a thing on line of what not to buy.. fun size was listed.. no one wants fun size.. well , whoever wrote that was not doing the buyig! $13 for a package of candy! ... she will go through at least 2 of those and finally have to close the door .. what do they expect.. want you to go broke feeding the entire city!? I chip in a cannister of glow bracelets to help when we run out of candy every year. This year I am copping out on her.. our hockey team has its opening home game that night.. they are 4-1-0 so far .. not missing that game.. sorry mom.. she was disappointed yesterday when I told her... using her season ticket to go too! .. unless I can track down a free ticket from one of our other friends with season tickets who is not going.. that is usually how I go through the season.. just can't afford $530 for the tickets.
vadap
Aurora, CO
(Zone 5b)

October 30, 2008
2:24 AM

Post #5731852

I wish that was all it cost to watch the Avalanche. That will get you about 6 seats in the upper deck, and maybe a beer or two. I paid $78 for game 7 of the 2001 Stanley Cup. I think its $89 for the same, regular season seats. Getting carried away here, it's a sore spot. Have fun, Tammie. Hope your team kicks butt, literally and figuratively!! Oh yeah, those candy bars were given out in the mid 70s, and the guy was rich, so... And, we could even eat home made popcorn balls without worrying about visits to the emergency room.
LhasaLover
(Tammie) Odessa, TX
(Zone 7b)

October 30, 2008
9:19 AM

Post #5732478

I remember those days.. we had a house that gave out the jumbo bars of hersheys... loved to go there.. mom had a fit when she found out I went there because it was quite a long way from where we lived...

Our hockey team is a minor leaguue team CHL so not as expensive but I get just as hoarse yelling at the games and have just as much fun.. but here you see the guys at the store and can talk to them and they are friendly too. Decent tickets are only $24 if you need to buy them.
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

November 11, 2008
5:45 PM

Post #5778428

Been awhile since anyone has posted on here. lol

Been busy here. Still no job though I am looking. The economy is pretty bad so I know it will probably be awhile.

I really haven't been doing too much but what time has been flying and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Yikes!! But then that means I can hit some stores and get things super cheap. Whoo hoo!! LOL
LhasaLover
(Tammie) Odessa, TX
(Zone 7b)

November 11, 2008
7:02 PM

Post #5778720

I asked the Dr last week to clear me to return to work.. now I need to find a new job... really don't want to look. Funds are running low so guess I have to. Hopefully the pain will not return when I start back to working full time. That is the real test. Little things around the house are nothing compared to the real thing. I have cannas blooming today. Dodged the cold this past weekend and the blooms managed to survive. It has been such a terrible summer I have had very few blooms.
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

November 11, 2008
10:28 PM

Post #5779475

See if you can find a part time job. That might be better starting off than full time.
vadap
Aurora, CO
(Zone 5b)

November 12, 2008
3:40 AM

Post #5780946

Tammie, that stinks (put cleanly) about your job and back! I finally found a job about a month ago, driving gas and diesel into and across the mountains, just in time for winter. I wish you luck in your job hunt. And miss pepper, you too. I wish you luck. Now get off your butt, you young whipper-snapper, and get to work! LOL

As a side note, the co-ops are being closed. I had to find out about it on a yahoo co-op group that I also use sometimes. It is all being discussed here: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/921605/
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

November 12, 2008
3:56 AM

Post #5780995

LOL. Trust me, I miss working. As soon as the weather clears and I have time I am gonna go to the barn and hang out. If I ge lucky I can muck out some stalls. That's the kind of work I enjoy. LOL. Come home stinking so much that people around me pass out. LOLOL

Redtootsiepop
Livermore, CA
(Zone 9b)

November 13, 2008
5:35 PM

Post #5786613

Hi everyone! Good luck to Pepper and Tammy, the economy is so bad.

I'm going to check out your link on the co-ops -

(I overcame my fear of the big bad bug and cleaned out the garage. :-\
Redtootsiepop
Livermore, CA
(Zone 9b)

November 13, 2008
7:26 PM

Post #5786945

ok, the thread about the co-ops took me a few hours to read : ) - just kidding I'm stripping the floor too.


** wow, people were mad over there. I had never been to the co-op board, it seems like a good way to go - did any of you have good luck there?

pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

November 14, 2008
1:21 AM

Post #5788201

I have only done 2 co-ops cause I used to get free plants from work but the ones I have been in have been great! Just pick carefully and if it looks well run then go for it. I just did the Summer Hills seed one and it ran very smooth.
LhasaLover
(Tammie) Odessa, TX
(Zone 7b)

November 14, 2008
11:09 PM

Post #5791621

I have run 3 co ops and participated in several with great success.. lost out on one co op but we knew it was a gamble from the beginning. I loved the co ops. Just got my neem oil th other day from that co op.. it was a great buy!

We have our first real freeze coming tonight. Bye bye canna blooms!
Redtootsiepop
Livermore, CA
(Zone 9b)

November 14, 2008
11:46 PM

Post #5791759

well and now they are gone before I had a chance to try them - ; )
vadap
Aurora, CO
(Zone 5b)

November 15, 2008
2:58 AM

Post #5792399

Dave's have changed their mind, what with so many people up in arms. I've done several co-ops and have always had great results, and for cheap, too.

First measurable snow in Denver, though it has been snowing in the mountains regularly enough. I get to drive up their 5 days a week. Was going to Rifle, delivering diesel for the gas fields. Going through Keystone, Copper Mountain and Vail. Lately have been going to Craig(NW corner of state), doing the same thing, but going through Winter Park and Steamboat. Beautiful countryside. Tonight is suppose to be in the teens. Oh joy!!!
Redtootsiepop
Livermore, CA
(Zone 9b)

November 26, 2008
3:53 PM

Post #5832904

Just wanted to say "Happy Thanksgiving" to everyone here... who's cooking a big bird? and Trop are you going to have a tofurkey? ... have you ever tried one? My veggie husband wants me to cook one next year. ...the sides are what make it for me anyway.

Hope everyone has a great day :D

Tracy
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

November 26, 2008
8:09 PM

Post #5833650

We're not cooking a turkey but we are going over to a family member's house to eat there.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!
LhasaLover
(Tammie) Odessa, TX
(Zone 7b)

November 30, 2008
3:34 AM

Post #5843017

I managed to crawl off the couch long enough to meet my parents at Furrs cafeteria to eat some turkey.. then back to bed... been sick since sunday night. Saw the dr friday. got some antibiotics and am actually starting to feel a little better.. may be human by monday at this rate but am sooo tired!

Hope everyone had a much better Thanksgiving than I did!
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

November 30, 2008
4:47 PM

Post #5844224

Get better soon!!

My Thanksgiving was noisy. I had a cousin challenging me to make him laugh, then throwing things at me. Another cousin was running around and another one was complaining cause my aunt and I both smacked him and told him to stay out of the Deviled Eggs or there wasn't gonna be any left for dinner. He said that was the whole point. LOL. It was all fun and a nice distraction.
phicks
Lakeland, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 30, 2008
5:03 PM

Post #5844265

You Can Have my tofurkey LOL
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

November 30, 2008
5:04 PM

Post #5844280

YUCK!!! LOL
Tropicanna
Clemmons, NC
(Zone 7b)

December 1, 2008
12:49 AM

Post #5845613

...you guys can joke all you want but you have no idea the trouble I had to go through to get a veggie turkey for Thanksgiving...hard to find those things around here, I had to hunt it down and kill it with my bare hands...lol...

can't believe my nephew and my grandma really liked the tofurkey
hope y'all had a nice holiday, I had a blast, got to see lots of old friends, go to parties and went bowling last night for the first time in forever...still feel like I have a few pounds to work off
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

December 1, 2008
1:37 AM

Post #5845804

I'm glad someone on here can bowl. I am terrible at it. LOL

I'm sure the veggie turkey didn't want you eating it so it hid from you. LOL
Redtootsiepop
Livermore, CA
(Zone 9b)

December 1, 2008
5:40 PM

Post #5847736

ha ha ha ha ! oh bowling sounds fun - I may have to dig out my bowling trophy for christmas display.

we had a nice day, in laws were in town, went to some wineries on Saturday and drove to San Francisco to play around yesterday... glad to be back on a regular schedule today.

phicks
Lakeland, FL
(Zone 9b)

December 1, 2008
7:34 PM

Post #5848039

How Far Are you from San Francisco?
Redtootsiepop
Livermore, CA
(Zone 9b)

December 2, 2008
7:39 PM

Post #5851465

it's about a 40-45 minute drive on the weekends, it was a lovely sunny day. We crossed the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito as well.

Altho DH had a meeting in San Fran on a work day - was over 2 hours the traffic was so bad!!!
phicks
Lakeland, FL
(Zone 9b)

December 2, 2008
7:57 PM

Post #5851530

I use to live there on 2nd street across from golden gate park then in mountain view
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

December 2, 2008
11:23 PM

Post #5852185

You're in California Red. LOL. Traffic is always bad, especially in coastal areas like San Fran. LOL.
phicks
Lakeland, FL
(Zone 9b)

December 13, 2008
1:01 AM

Post #5886212

Every one Grow Old In Here And Die? Paul
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

December 13, 2008
2:21 AM

Post #5886487

No but I sure feel like it. LOL.
Tropicanna
Clemmons, NC
(Zone 7b)

December 13, 2008
7:15 AM

Post #5887051

not dying on the outside at least...I miss summer...
phicks
Lakeland, FL
(Zone 9b)

December 13, 2008
12:46 PM

Post #5887310

Its Summer here all the time LOL
LhasaLover
(Tammie) Odessa, TX
(Zone 7b)

December 13, 2008
5:36 PM

Post #5887954

I didn't but the 19 degrees the other night sure ensured all my cannas did! Burrr... just brown stalks now... I still had some blooming! Darn it... guess that is the end of them till spring. time to cut them down and mulch. Temps back into the 50's and 60's during the day... no worries about the ground freezing... all snows went south of me. Not even any rain here. We really need that. The city stocked a local pond with trout for fishing.. all died within hours because of a yellow algae bloom... it only grows in water that is too brackish or mineral content is too high... happens when we don't get enough rain. Guess no one though about testing the water first.
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

December 13, 2008
8:51 PM

Post #5888383

My cannas are mulched just with their leaves and the stalks on top of that. The ones next to the house got leaves too since those aren't out in the open. Luckily I brought some cannas in so I don't have to worry about not having any next year if these don't make it.
Redtootsiepop
Livermore, CA
(Zone 9b)

December 14, 2008
4:36 PM

Post #5890650

my cannas are done for the year too - but the roses are still blooming. Got the plumerias in the garage.

Is everyone ready for Christmas? I baked all day yesterday, the kids had sooo many cookies they didn't hardly touch their lunch or dinner, I'll try to get something healthier in their bellies today.

the dogs in the yard behind us keep digging under our fence and running into our yard - I keep chasing them back under, then try to block the hole. However, it is their new "fun game" - I can't catch the neighbors home to get them to block their side. little rascals!
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

December 14, 2008
5:26 PM

Post #5890783

I'm mostly ready for Christmas. Still have to do a bit more shopping and get stuff mailed this week. Then we are planning on doing something with my brothers but haven't made definite plans yet.
Redtootsiepop
Livermore, CA
(Zone 9b)

December 15, 2008
8:18 PM

Post #5894649

here is an update on part of my slope - I can't remember if I posted this. But I'm done until Springtime for now.

Thumbnail by Redtootsiepop
Click the image for an enlarged view.

pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

December 15, 2008
9:58 PM

Post #5894953

That looks great!!!
vadap
Aurora, CO
(Zone 5b)

December 17, 2008
1:23 AM

Post #5899608

OK, been gone for a while:
First Trop, a tofuturkey?!?!? YUK!!!
Second: I stayed in Frisco for nearly a month waiting for a ship. Interesting stay, great bar next to the hotel, small, dark and persons of questionable morals. :-) Live there, HE double toothpicks no! LOL
Third: Paul, grow old- yes, die- not yet! I still have to visit you for lobster rolls!!
Fourth: Tammis and Pep, how goes the job hunting? Hope you are working, because I want presents for christmas. ;-)
Fifth: My garden has been done for nearly a month now. Sunday, we had a record low of -18* (last was -17* in 1906), and Monday was a record high-low, I think 13*. Had a warming trend of mid 30s today. Had an 18 hour day yesterday driving across this cold and snow battered state, so spent my day in and out of coma today. Have miracously recouped, so am posting here.
Sixth: Red, holy poo! That looks great. Can't wait to see it grow and fill in. About the dogs- you could put some of that border trim along the base of fence, then dig in some larger rocks (15"+) as a back border. Or, dig a trend about 6-8" deep and fill with concrete. Help keep the mutts, and grass or weeds from neighbors yard coming into yours. Finished off, it will look good exposed, or cover with mulch!

Well, time to go fill an empty belly, and no, it won't be anything tofu, more likely ordered pizza! Yummy! LOL

As they used to say in even the old movies, even 'White Christmas', Happy Holidays. Paul
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

December 17, 2008
2:09 AM

Post #5899776

No job yet. I'm still looking and applying where possible.

Cold here too. Temps been going into single digits and we have snow and ice on the ground with more ice on the way Thurs. Luckily my 4WD was fixed yesterday. Mainly cause the heater core went out in my dad's truck and he about froze to death in it. My heater works too well sometimes. LOL

Paul, you send me your addy before Christmas and you might get something. LOL
LhasaLover
(Tammie) Odessa, TX
(Zone 7b)

December 17, 2008
4:09 AM

Post #5900150

No job here either.. money will hold out through january... temps have been up and down... got down to 19 a few nights ago but was in the 50's today... 47 right now. No white stuff here.. very dry.
Redtootsiepop
Livermore, CA
(Zone 9b)

December 18, 2008
12:24 AM

Post #5902771

oh brrrrrr to you all !

Paul it was great to hear from you - the weather sounds terribly brutal. I have been blocking the doggies with large bricks, and extra edgers I had laying around, so far so good- I haven't seen any "evidence" that they've had another run through the yard.

Good luck with the job searches, someone will be smart enough to snap up you two hard workers.

Happy Holidays!
Debbie2007
Port Vincent, LA
(Zone 8b)

December 18, 2008
7:04 AM

Post #5903938

For any of you that want to save money on your spring cannas, check out the horn canna co op interest thread.
Redtootsiepop
Livermore, CA
(Zone 9b)

December 18, 2008
8:11 PM

Post #5905353

huh? I thought the co-ops were over and done ?
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

December 18, 2008
8:37 PM

Post #5905420

Nope, they were reopened here a while back with conditions.
Redtootsiepop
Livermore, CA
(Zone 9b)

December 24, 2008
5:45 PM

Post #5925183

HEY YOU !!!!!!!!!!! Happy Holidays, hope everyone has a great day with family and friends and some delicious food!!

Tracy
phicks
Lakeland, FL
(Zone 9b)

December 24, 2008
6:06 PM

Post #5925220

you to paul
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

December 25, 2008
2:25 AM

Post #5926212

Merry Christmas to everyone on here!!!
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

January 3, 2009
1:57 AM

Post #5958816

Wow!! No posts since Christmas eve. lol

I hope everyone had a great New Year!! I stayed up til midnight, watch Dick Clark, then went to bed. lol. I was pretty much bored the whole time.

So did everyone have a great Christmas?
phicks
Lakeland, FL
(Zone 9b)

January 3, 2009
2:00 AM

Post #5958828

Happy New Yearrrrrr
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

January 3, 2009
2:00 AM

Post #5958833

Hey Paul!! What are you up too?
phicks
Lakeland, FL
(Zone 9b)

January 3, 2009
2:01 AM

Post #5958837

nothing
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

January 3, 2009
2:02 AM

Post #5958846

me either except I'm hungry again so I'm gonna heat up the last of the apple crisp. LOL
phicks
Lakeland, FL
(Zone 9b)

January 3, 2009
2:05 AM

Post #5958859

I planted my Poatoes the other day
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

January 3, 2009
2:12 AM

Post #5958899

Grrrr... Our ground has been frozen solid til just recently. And our road and driveway were covered in ice.

Here's a pic.

Thumbnail by pepper23
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Redtootsiepop
Livermore, CA
(Zone 9b)

January 3, 2009
3:55 PM

Post #5960646

oh that looks cold Pepper! Potatoes already ? what kind did you plant ?

I need to start getting some raised beds together for veggies...my dh promised to help (he doesn't really do any garden stuff, so I'm happy for the help)

I was in bed before midnight - but my husband took the girls in the backyard and kicked soccer balls onto the roof to celebrate the new year ??!!!### until someone hit a window. strange way to celebrate if you ask me.

Spent the day painting the kitchen and tv room yesterday.
phicks
Lakeland, FL
(Zone 9b)

January 3, 2009
4:09 PM

Post #5960711

Red Pontiacs
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

January 3, 2009
11:37 PM

Post #5962364

Those red potatoes are good. If I had a place to plant them I would but I don't know where I would put them. lol
Tropicanna
Clemmons, NC
(Zone 7b)

January 3, 2009
11:40 PM

Post #5962375

...yum...

late happy holidays!!

Red, you really worked hard on that slope, it looks great!!!
Redtootsiepop
Livermore, CA
(Zone 9b)

January 4, 2009
5:08 PM

Post #5964820

Thanks Trop - Happy New Year ! A good soul sent me a beautiful bevy of plants to put in that slope - I can't wait until spring to see eveything really come to life.

I haven't had Red Pontiacs - but will definitely try some spuds this year - has anyone tried seed potatoes?
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

January 4, 2009
5:38 PM

Post #5964937

I've never tried growing potatoes before but I think I might be able to find a spot this year. Maybe. lol
LhasaLover
(Tammie) Odessa, TX
(Zone 7b)

January 9, 2009
6:11 AM

Post #5984190

I spent New Years on the couch.. the FLU.. the real thing.. never want that again. Went to the store today... first time out in 10 days.. going to take me a while to get my strength back. At least I was able to watch others on TV having fun ringing in the new year.

Stay warm everyone.. was in the 70's here today.
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

January 9, 2009
3:37 PM

Post #5984976

I totally feel for you. I got food poisoning last night and am trying to recover from that today. I feel better but I'm being really careful so I don't make myself sick.
Redtootsiepop
Livermore, CA
(Zone 9b)

January 10, 2009
4:19 PM

Post #5988933

sorry you were down and out Tammy & Pep ... must be a bad year, I had the flu right before xmas, and felt terrible for days - should've got the flu shot. Altho I did lose 6 lbs. - not really worth it to feel so cr*ppy for so long.

supposed to be mid 60's and sunny this weekend, I may go out and build and arbor for some grapes!
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

January 10, 2009
5:15 PM

Post #5989149

Turns out I have stomach flu. We figured that out when I passed it on to my dad. Feel better but man my neck really hurts which makes me dizzy if I move too much.
Redtootsiepop
Livermore, CA
(Zone 9b)

January 10, 2009
11:52 PM

Post #5990430

sorry Pepper -take it easy, drink alot !
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

January 11, 2009
8:22 PM

Post #5993278

Thanks Red! My head still hurts a little today but nowhere near as bad. I'm almost normal again!! lol
LhasaLover
(Tammie) Odessa, TX
(Zone 7b)

January 12, 2009
7:51 PM

Post #5997083

yes, that flu did have the benefit of that 5 pound weight loss.. I was worthless for 10 days! Temps here have been anywhere from 18 to 80 ... plants don't know weather to grow or go dormant!
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

January 12, 2009
8:52 PM

Post #5997331

Same here on temps. Except not 80, more like 60. lol. Today it's in the 40s but in 2 days we will be lucky to reach 8 degrees for a high. I have a feeling that some of my cannas that I decided to overwinter outside are probably gonna be toast. lol.

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