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#409354 May 15th, 2021 at 02:28 AM
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There we go, all fresh and new...

I have hummingbirds already, it is a pleasant sight to see every year.

Today I am picking up my mulch and compost when I go pick up GB. The weather is so nice this week, it is kind of strange....so I'll take advantage of it while I can.


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Enjoy your out-of-season Indian Summer, Sunny.It sounds heavenly to me.


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Thanks Tina, it is rare to have nice weather and no 'biting flies' at the same time, the kids are loving it....as well as my bare arms and legs. lol


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Yes, we have deer flies here. They only nice thing I have to say about them is that they're pretty easy to kill.


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The kids are outside with water guns...even though I told them it is not warm enough yet. I guess they are rushing in the warmer season as well.

There was a bad accident this morning on the highway, it happened before I went for GB. Someone hit a moose with a car...there were more plastic pieces on the road then moose. It is scary to think of how easily cars break apart these days compared to before when they were made of steel.


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I am glad the kids took advantage of the warmer weather. Not to mention the absence of the flies.I

Oh my so sad about the accident.
You are exactly correct about the " lighter" cars these days.
And, as I remember it, all to save gas...
I guess that takes presidence over lives.... rolz


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The lighter vehicles are here to stay. And we will all be traveling around in electric cars soon, I think. It bothers me a bit because you won't be able to take them to any backyard mechanic. They will need pricey techs to repair them.
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I have no clue how an electric car will work here with our freezing temps in Winter....we'll have to take the batteries in the house at night with us. lol


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That's an interesting point Sunny. And in the USA, there will have to be construction of lots and lots and lots more charging stations. I think, right now, electric cars need to be charged for a minimum of 4 hours (may be wrong about this) but I can't imagine trying to take a road trip and having to stop for 4 hours every once in a while.




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We may have to make many accommodations for travel. And for breathable air. I foresee rapid changes.


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Good Morning.

One of the series books I read is placed in Minnesota. In this series, they have little warming/charging stations all over town. I guess we could do that if need be. I am sure it would NOT be cheap to add these charging/warming stations all over though.

I will say my daughter on the east coast has a very expensive Chevy Volt. She plugs it in when she is home. And it has a 9 gallon gas tank as back up if she runs out of charge while she is out driving it. I guess a hybrid would be an option as well.


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I hate having to charge my phone once a week, I can't imagine having to charge my car for 4 hrs. lol

I divided up a hosta, rudbeckia and bleeding heart....I really need a few different plants though. I have two many of the same three perennials from dividing them over and over again. My yard is repeating itself. haha


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The infrastructure needs to get on national charging. It will happen but faster would be better. .


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Sunny. My hostas ( just in 3 places) are rather large. I moved some of the ones that Dodge sent to me all around so now there is a full circle of them around my bird feeder pole like back in IL...the other 2 are really big, esp. for me planting starts from my SIL just 2 years ago.

I do know what you mean though. A few different kinds of flowers in the yard would sure be nice, I agree.

I try not to think of being required to own an electric car. Sounds expensive to me. Besides any way I look at it, it will be what it will be. When TPTB decide what is what I will deal with whatever it ends up being.


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I got my hostas years ago, before Darbi was born, from a house Shelley and Tracy lived in. I think they're so pretty.

I need to go to bed and try to sleep because I need to get up early and take my car to be serviced. For some reason I made a 7:45am appointment. What was I thinking? Will I ever be able to sleep again?




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Wow ! That is a long time to have your Hostas, Sheri I bet they are beautiful !

Yea, that us quite early to get your car serviced. Look at it this way..You will probably be the first one or if not the 2 nd person on their list. Then you will have the rest of your day free to do as you please...perhaps get a good nap in ??

I will say goodnight now..sweet dreams to you all. Sleep well.


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I find that my 'one color' hostas grow the largest, mind you I have no idea how big they were supposed to get. I have a bad habit of buying my plants at the end of season with clearance prices and no tags. lol


I'm debating whether to go today or tomorrow to pay bills and run errands...It's the long drive there and back that discourages me as well as lining up 'curb side' pick ups.


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Yes, me too about shopping. I used to relish going on shopping trips. Alone and with my sister. Now I dread it. Esp. Since I need to get used to this car. With this pandemic, things are just a lot more involved to plan.

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Good morning.


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Well, I arranged the pick ups for tomorrow and spent the time today double digging my garden plot. It seemed a lot harder to do than last year....it took me double the time. why


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Didn't you make your garden bigger at the end of the year, Sunny?


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Originally Posted by Tina
Didn't you make your garden bigger at the end of the year, Sunny?

Tina, thanks for reminding me...that's why it was so hard to do lol . My garden is now exactly the same size of my house 24ft X 32ft.


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Good, I am glad I wasn't misremembering it. It made sense that it was more difficult, more work.
I am looking forward to bumper crops for you.


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Now that you say it, I too remember you making your garden larger, Sunny...you will have more produce this year, so YAY for you !!! Great job, Tina !!!


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Sweet dreams all.


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Goodnight, Tina. Sleep well.


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Well, it is raining so my errand day is put off until tomorrow. I need to pick up hay seed for DH on the same trip....and it cannot get wet. My back could use a rest today so all is good.

Thanks for the wishful thinking on the garden. kissie


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Good morning. I'm glad you don't have to drive in the rain, Sunny. Let your back ease off today.


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Ah, a day of rest. Just what the " Dr. " ordered ! I hope you feel better tomorrow.

Not raining here, just ☁☁☁ overcast. All the heavy rain ☔ we.were.supposed to get did not.really happen. We got very little if any so far. The meteorologists here must not of done well in school.


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I rested a bit but ended up mopping the floors...a partial rest is better than none. lol

I just lined up all my 'pick ups' for tomorrow.


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A partial rest IS better than none.


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You both are so very right !


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I was indeed the first person in line to get my car serviced. I was still there way over an hour. I haven't got my bearings yet and even though I make a list I can't seem to get anything accomplished. I'm driving myself crazy going in circles.

We could use a little rain around here.




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Sorry to hear all of that Sheri. Why don't you stop..relax, and just take one item at a time, accomplish it. Then move on to the next. I bet you did a lot of this stuff before anyway. Sounds like you are worrying so much you get overwhelmed. And I promise you this. All the stuff you are going in circles about, will wait for you..so don't stress over this stuff.

And if yiu do get overwhelmed....come here and talk to us. Surely one of us can help you out...

I hope you get your rain, and sooner rather than later. Here it sprinkles, when they say it is going to rain heavily...


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Good night everyone.


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Bestofour, you are being too hard on yourself....it is going to take time to get things in order. kissie

I have my pick ups lined up and am leaving in a few minutes to pay the monthly bills and such. I hate using a 'dry' day when I have lots to do outdoors but if DH's hay seed gets wet than it is a lost cause. I could spare some rain for y'all. lol


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Well said, Sunny.

Good morning !


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I need a nap after I do anything, Sheri. I seem to need to rest after any exertion. Clear my mind and prepare for the next thing. Some times that is only a ten minute stretch.


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Dropping in to say goodnight. Also to say that I will have the kids tomorrow until at least noon. So I may not be in until the afternoon.....


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Enjoy your grands, Carol. Sweet dreams.


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