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Old 04-12-2008, 09:13 AM   #2341
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totally understand........electricians would come to our apt. in Cairo and stick a metal screw driver in the innards of an electrical box (did I mention that our dishwasher and microwave were not grounded?) .........I told our helper to tell them what they were doing was extremely dangerous and I was NOT administering CPR if they got french-fried........they thought it was funny
I was just glad that I had renewed my domestic workers insurance last week!!!
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Old 04-12-2008, 09:15 AM   #2342
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i've been rebuilding my soil for several years now, expatty. we have about 1 1/2 to 2 feet of topsoil on top of hard clay and shale clay. my garden has been the last 15 feet of my yard, end to end, and was used by my fil and then myself almost every year since 1950.
unfortunately, my fil resorted mostly to chemical fertilizers in his later, infirmed years of his life. this allowed the soil to become thin and lacking structure and nutrients.
i've added a lot of peat moss, lime, and organic compost over the last 8 years, but i keep gardening in the same spot as well, so it's an uphill battle.
my best year was after i had moved out and no one grew anything for almost 2 seasons.

i have to buy some bok choy seeds, to go with 2 types of mesculun, carrots, radishes, swiss chard, and kale. keep your fingers crossed that i can sneak out early to get it done, before my orders arrive for the day.
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Old 04-12-2008, 07:27 PM   #2343
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moody weather. we rain, then sunshine, then thunder, then sunshine again, then rain. since friday. that's stillers weather fer ya!
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Old 04-12-2008, 08:29 PM   #2344
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paradise

sunny and 93 degrees here. e. wind is blowing hard, has qotten less gusty in just the last hour.

i love so calif


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Old 04-12-2008, 10:33 PM   #2345
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my daughter attended a college in Claremont, CA and LOVED the weather.....we would be sweltering in HOuston and she' brag how balmy the weather was....she had the beaches an hour away and the mountains not too far away and then LA was not too far....I don't think that we will ever blast her outta there
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Old 04-12-2008, 10:42 PM   #2346
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BT, that sounds really nice!!!

luvs, I love your description "moody weather".........did you experience "hot flashes" of lightning, too????

Bilby.....I think that is probably very wise..........

Babetoo......my daughter lives in "paradise, too" surrounded by farms and orchards near the mountain and the ocean and beaches an hour away.......she's already informed us that there is no way where the sun and moon don't shine that she's returning to Houston to live...she graduates from college in about 6 weeks and has loved her last 4 years
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Old 04-13-2008, 05:40 AM   #2347
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Moody weather here too....rain, sun, rain, wind, rain, sun! It's about 45F and kinda sunny and kinda cloudy at the moment.
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Old 04-13-2008, 05:58 PM   #2348
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I guess we're finally in a good mood?
Snow, rain, slush, snow, ice, crap all week.
Today the sun shines again and 50 something, promises of 70 by tues, with no yucky stuff returning.
Maybe I can get my spinach in the ground soon?????
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Old 04-13-2008, 06:32 PM   #2349
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Cool a little to much sunshine

it is 97 degrees here. down from 100 about an hour ago. haven't turned air on but am really tempted.


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Babe!!!!
Turn On The Air!!!!!
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