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Old 07-12-2015, 07:25 AM   #4521
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Thanks guys! Will just have to replant.

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Old 07-12-2015, 08:27 AM   #4522
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Addie, after asking if they have a spoon around that they don't recognize I intend to ask if I can look in the downstairs kitchen to see if it's there. Upstairs they have their things they use on a day-to-day basis and would know right away if there was an odd piece there. Downstairs is a lot of "extras." Odds and ends. Normally they do their cooking upstairs and my step-son uses the downstairs kitchen for canning. For entertaining they use the downstairs because it has a big table and also connects right to the family room with the bar and people are able to spread out more.

The spoon is not a good piece, but something I use often because of it's smaller size.
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Old 07-12-2015, 08:32 AM   #4523
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Dogluver, I have heard that scattering some moth balls through the garden will keep critters away from it. Never tried it myself. One time I put some under the deck so no critters would make a home under there and DH complained that every time he sat out he smelled mothballs. LOL
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Old 07-12-2015, 08:44 AM   #4524
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Old 07-12-2015, 11:40 AM   #4525
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Dogluver, I have heard that scattering some moth balls through the garden will keep critters away from it. Never tried it myself. One time I put some under the deck so no critters would make a home under there and DH complained that every time he sat out he smelled mothballs. LOL
A friend of mine tried mothballs for squirrels. He saw them playing with them. Another friend had been having issues with squirrels and finally found something that works: Deer Repellent | Plant Protection | Plantskydd Repellents USA It's made of blood and some other stuff, so it even fertilizes the plants.
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Old 07-12-2015, 11:48 AM   #4526
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Why does that mean the nasty neighbor didn't do it?

He'd have to pick off every single leaf, eat or discard them, and leave toothmarks on the tops of the bare stems. The tomato plants remained intact.

The baby bunnies are so cute, and we have a bumper crop of them this year. The coyotes have not been doing their job.

Over the years I've tried many things to hold off the critter destruction. We live in a heavily wooded area, and there's a steady supply of critters, so now I just let nature take its course and replant when I need to.
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Old 07-12-2015, 02:32 PM   #4527
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This isn't really a vent.More of a I said I would to help someone.Now I'm thinking it's not a good idea.

My neighbor had a medical emergency the other day.Her daughter laid in on my door bell to get some help.She told me her Mom was having a stroke, had collapsed twice was out unconscious for 30 seconds.She didn't call for help.When I asked her if she did she told me no.Then she called handed me the phone for me to talk to the people.She was just flipping out running around in a frantic rant all over the yard.I had to tell her to STOP! Take a deep breath, hold it, let it out slowly and calm down! This while I'm trying to talk to her mom who was laying out it the driveway.Every time I got her calm she ranked back up again.I wasn't about to move her mom.She could have had possible broken ribs hip arm head injuries that I could tell by just looking at her.

Anyways she left in an ambulance.Was home by that night.Unbelievable huh? It happened to my surprise.

Now he daughter has been calling me all the time.She's asked me to sit with her mom while she's out doing errands.Who knows how long that's going to take.

With them it's starts out as a small favor that I usually wouldn't mind doing.The problem is they in turn start expecting it as a daily, weekly thing.

Would it be rude if I just gave her my cell # to check on her.If she doesn't reply.I'll knock on her door.No answer I call for help?
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Old 07-12-2015, 02:55 PM   #4528
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I think that would be reasonable, Munky. You can tell her truthfully that you have things to do but arrange for the mother to call or text you every half hour or hour to let you know she's okay. If you don't hear from her, then go check on her.

You could also suggest that they look into senior services in your area.
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I think that would be reasonable, Munky. You can tell her truthfully that you have things to do but arrange for the mother to call or text you every half hour or hour to let you know she's okay. If you don't hear from her, then go check on her.

You could also suggest that they look into senior services in your area.
I agree.
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Thanks guys! Will just have to replant.

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