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05-27-2020 09:46 AM
melbrod
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Originally Posted by spocksdad View Post
Found an old photo of old plastic brick (roach motel) bordering.
I've got a ways to go yet....



Eva & Lanah Guarding Front During Yardwork

What are you seeing about your new wall that you think is worse than the roach wall? It looks really good to me.

Do you have to water your flowerbeds or do they do OK just from rain? I'm wondering how your drainage is set up--it looks like you're following the same line as the first wall.
05-27-2020 09:21 AM
LadyDi Nice work Spock!
05-27-2020 09:03 AM
spocksdad
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Originally Posted by ECIN View Post
I guess it don't look to bad SD

Nice , real nice !


Found an old photo of old plastic brick (roach motel) bordering.
I've got a ways to go yet....



Eva & Lanah Guarding Front During Yardwork

05-27-2020 08:55 AM
ECIN I guess it don't look to bad SD

Nice , real nice !
05-27-2020 08:50 AM
spocksdad Landscape Block Project Update- slow and steady!

Had daughter over yesterday to help out, first visit in 2 months. While I did landscape project, she was prepping and painting some old gorilla shelving removed from my garage during revamp. Some chemicals (bleach, etc) had spilled on shelving over 20 yrs. and rusted chrome. She worked on reclaiming good shelves and legs and painting black for use at her house. (helping me to clear junk by shed). I was amazed how meticulous she worked on removing every bit of rust with DeWalt 20V angle grinder w/cup brush...her first time using such tool! Of course I gave her detailed instruction, demo and provided appropriate PPE.

I think that 1940's training film was right- women are particularly good at detailed tasks!


Some photos of landscape project progress. Finished left flowerbed and partially right side. The Loctite PL500 landscape block adhesive is the cat's a$$! Easy to apply and allows minor tweaking with rubber hammer for up to 20 minutes before setting up. Some issues came up not in initial planning: Some areas with low spots required 3-tiers to maintain level top tier. Also, needed mini blocks next to large oak tree by entry due to limited lateral space between tree & walkway. I lasered the remainder of R. flowerbed this morning as dawn and will need a short 3-tier section there as well. Where is TN-L when you need him? Haha!



Left Front Flowerbed Completed





Left Flowerbed- (Note 3-Tier on Left, Temp Ramp on Walk)





Alternate View Left Flowerbed




Entry Walkway Completed




Results of NO Laser, String or Liquid Level Used - Neighbor's Crooked Wall




I wanted to recommend the HD Gorilla 4-wheel cart to anyone doing landscaping work. I'm using to move (500) blocks. Mine holds 1500 lbs., 32" width, so fits through regular gates and has a hopper dump feature. On previous flagstone project I moved (4) pallets of 2" Pavestone flagstone and pond pebble rock in addition to 8 cu yds. of DC granite gravel and 6 cu. yds. of topsoil with this one cart. If you get one, replace stock hopper bolts with SST carriage bolts, washers and nuts. You can even tow this cart with a garden tractor as handle converts by hand to a tow hitch! (Hint, SP)

1500 lb. HD Gorilla Cart



https://www.homedepot.com/p/GORILLA-...0-16/300495305
05-27-2020 08:17 AM
melbrod
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Originally Posted by LadyDi View Post
Very pretty Mel.
You do quite well with flowers.
THX. Bearded Iris do really well up here--all they need is bright sun, a little water and benevolent neglect. And the deer don't eat them!!
05-27-2020 08:14 AM
melbrod
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Originally Posted by LadyDi View Post
That was really funny Mel.
Especially in the AM at Wake up time.
Suspect this is what Bug is describing frequently as her cats wake her up in the AM.
I've always enjoyed his work; he does such a good job of capturing the essence of CAT.

This is one of my favorites from way back when he started his website (2010?). Something familiar to anyone who has had a cat, I think. What is it with cats and boxes?

Simon's Cat
The Box

05-27-2020 08:01 AM
LadyDi Very pretty Mel.
You do quite well with flowers.
05-27-2020 07:52 AM
melbrod Last summer, I ordered some Iris from a specialty Iris farm up in Boulder--Long's Gardens. It has been there since 1905--it was outside of town, but now it's in the middle, and all they grow and sell are Bearded Iris--something around 350 different named varieties.

Last November, City of Boulder voters approved an Open Space sales tax. The first year's revenue will go to purchase a conservation easement on the farm. This ensures that Long's Gardens will never be subdivided or developed and will remain in agriculture.

You can order from their catalog and they ship in mid-summer, but they also open up a couple of fields--one of labeled types and another anonymous where you can dig "pot luck" (though not this year--you can look, but you can't dig ) during blooming season That way you get to see what you're getting. When we lived up there, it was a bit of a family tradition to go dig our own.

These were shipped as one or two fans each so not all are are established enough to bloom this year, but it looks like most of them will, though I think the blooms will be a bit smaller this year than in the future.

Here's the first one to open:


Go Lightly

I need TN and his camera up here to do it justice. The sun isn't out from behind the clouds this morning, so this is my best effort.
05-27-2020 07:52 AM
LadyDi Congrats Lannie and your non smoking anniversary.
Thats a big accomplishment for you!
Daily rain patterns here is Florida.
We had breezy days up until a few days ago.
Now it is hot, still, and buggy.
But thats Florida .
05-27-2020 07:31 AM
Lannie Eight pages behind... I'm not going to try to get caught up on all that, no time. Been SO busy here this past week, I feel like I'm going in circles. Couple more sick kittens, saved one, lost one. But I did get my house cleaned, and it stayed clean for precisely 24 hours, which might be a record! I'm going to try to keep it up with a little bit of maintenance every day and hope we don't have any bad mud in the near future.

The carpets were just nasty. A whole winter of sporadic vacuuming, plus mud and "other stuff" being tracked in and powdered into the carpet... the smell was getting to where even I was noticing it, and I live here, LOL! So I mixed up some orange essential oil in a big bowl of baking soda and sprinkled it heavily all over the carpet, then vacuumed it up. BIG difference! Yay! Now it smells faintly of citrus, rather than dirty dog and dried poop. I still have to shampoo, but at least I got the worst of the surface gunk off.

The grass is growing so fast, Rich can mow one day and the next it looks like it hasn't been mowed in weeks. There's too much acreage here for him to do it all at once, so he does sections at a time, and by the time he makes the whole circuit, the first part is 8 or 10 inches tall again. "Springtime on the grass prairie."

Today is my 5th anniversary of when I quit smoking, too. I was so sure I'd die with a cigarette in my hand, and I couldn't go more than a couple hours without one. I would NEVER have imagined I could make it a week, much less a year, much less FIVE years! Sometimes I still can't believe it...

Anyway, off I go again. Rich is going to Rapid for shopping today, and I have a crap-ton of things to do today while he's gone. (All the while fending off the five "baby" wildebeeste, who all have spring fever right now. Oh, and did I mention there are flies and moths in the windows now? God help me... who needs cat toys when there are flying insects to be had?)

Everyone have a good day!
05-27-2020 07:24 AM
LadyDi That was really funny Mel.
Especially in the AM at Wake up time.
Suspect this is what Bug is describing frequently as her cats wake her up in the AM.
05-27-2020 07:21 AM
spocksdad Doing some cleanout of my Flicker photostream and came across this old pic that was screaming to become a Meme!...








Ironically, that's why "little chubby" Lanah looks likes Tony Soprano now, DW has been giving her same size treats as the Dobes since 2015....
05-27-2020 06:49 AM
melbrod And I figured I might be be around as early as you guys for a change, but no....you're playing my game staying up late??

Anyway, I found this one for you guys (Bug, MC in particular). I think you're both familiar with these--they've have all been shown before--but the artist put them together in honor? of CoVid. I haven't been keeping up with him; I guess I need to play catch up. In the meantime:


Simon's Cat

Daily Routine (Stay Home Collection)
When self isolating it's important to maintain a routine!

05-27-2020 04:51 AM
ECIN Boy it was hot yesterday ! Like I have said , I have 90 acres to plant , about the time it gets close to go , it rains again . Neighbor called last night , we both said , about noon , it was close your eyes and just go as rain coming back in late today . I ha deceived to plant till I got done or rained out , even if it took till 4. Am . Well guess what ? It started racing at 2am this morning , we are right on the edge of some very heavy rain right now as I type this , go figure .
05-26-2020 08:55 PM
StrykersPerson Whatever you are insinuating, I didn't do it!

That's my story and I am sticking to it!
05-26-2020 07:40 PM
spocksdad
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Originally Posted by LadyDi View Post
Those are probably people that are forced to work at their offices.
You will love working from home!
I love it...so you will love it I am sure.
Probably the only people that miss traveling to work are those real social humans.
The same ones that run red lights or shoot us the finger during friendly commutes to work.

BS.......work at home if you can.
You get sick of work or pissed about something while working at home you can go feed the chickens or feed mister or something.
Then resume work activities when you are ready.
You will like it!


Uhh.....LaDi......Your description might fit someone, name unmentioned, on the chicken thread, YKW?
05-26-2020 03:45 PM
LadyDi
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Originally Posted by StrykersPerson View Post
Oh yes! I won't even hardly notice the 10K paycut! Guz won't be going very far, so fuel won't be killing me. Oh Goodie!

People have told me that I will get tired and depressed working from home. I relish the opportunity to see if that is true!

Those are probably people that are forced to work at their offices.
You will love working from home!
I love it...so you will love it I am sure.
Probably the only people that miss traveling to work are those real social humans.
The same ones that run red lights or shoot us the finger during friendly commutes to work.
BS.......work at home if you can.
You get sick of work or pissed about something while working at home you can go feed the chickens or feed mister or something.
Then resume work activities when you are ready.
You will like it!
05-26-2020 02:09 PM
StrykersPerson
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Originally Posted by ECIN View Post
He told us where to go ?

But, I already told you on a previous post that your X is in the wrong spot!

Get it together, Kenny.

05-26-2020 02:03 PM
ECIN 91 here as I type ! Had to come in a rest a second and get another bottle water

When it got hot - it got hot ! and humid

Later
05-26-2020 11:51 AM
ECIN
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Originally Posted by StrykersPerson View Post
What about AJ?

And, why are all the arrows pointed at Oklahoma?
He told us where to go ?

05-26-2020 10:56 AM
StrykersPerson
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Originally Posted by LadyDi View Post
Will keep fingers crossed that sounds like a sweet gig.
Oh yes! I won't even hardly notice the 10K paycut! Guz won't be going very far, so fuel won't be killing me. Oh Goodie!

People have told me that I will get tired and depressed working from home. I relish the opportunity to see if that is true!

05-26-2020 10:48 AM
StrykersPerson I want to talk on the phone and all my friends are either at work or have their phones turned off.

05-26-2020 10:44 AM
LadyDi Will keep fingers crossed that sounds like a sweet gig.
05-26-2020 10:42 AM
StrykersPerson Hey Peeps!

Got another job interview on Thursday!

This is a one shot interview! She said this will be the deciding interview and we want the person we hire to be ready to start second week of June. Guess what? Work from home? Over 40K a year? Monday through Friday 8-5?

This is too good to be true.

Fingers crossed for me, pretty please!
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