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    They are marvelous! I love the blues and the...

    They are marvelous! I love the blues and the textures are so cool. Glazing is tricky or at least long ago when I made a vase...wasn't sure if the color would be what I wanted. That was in 1969...I...
  2. What I like about your method,Ej is that you are...

    What I like about your method,Ej is that you are also helping your daughter learn...You are both succeeding! And a 1/2 bed mulched is a great step. I used to think I had to do the WHOLE flower bed...
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    Iris Lilies, You have gotten me on to too many...

    Iris Lilies, You have gotten me on to too many floral websites!!! I need ONE and that's it....but oh so many choices. thanks for the information and TED talk!
  4. Got the one bed mulched!

    Got the one bed mulched!
  5. Good to see you back ej. You tend to inspire...

    Good to see you back ej. You tend to inspire me...at least until I change my mind. I'm working on an hour outside each day and the flowerbeds are looking controlled. Today is newspaper and mulch a...
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    I'm watching Alibi.

    I'm watching Alibi.
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    Yay! Iris Lilies, husband better, able to move, a...

    Yay! Iris Lilies, husband better, able to move, a couple loads left AND the big red stove!!! I also panic and fret. Husband stays calm and laid back...Oh how I try to emulate calm!
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    Oh, Iris,overflow storage in the attached...

    Oh, Iris,overflow storage in the attached garage....dangerous! They fill up like attics and basements...ask me how I know that!!!
  9. Thread: June Frugals

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    Fire departments are a good place to get...

    Fire departments are a good place to get directions. Maps!!!! I just printed out google map directions for our trip to MA- 7 hours...trying to avoid too much traffic, but will use the gps too if I...
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    Good work happy stuff. I did get 2 gladiolus...

    Good work happy stuff. I did get 2 gladiolus beds staked and fenced. Husband helped!
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    Just started The Lincoln Highway and am NOT...

    Just started The Lincoln Highway and am NOT enjoying it. It is for book club. It's by the same person who wrote Gentleman in Moscow which I did not like either. The characters are unpleasant...but...
  12. Thread: Spring Challenge

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    Oh Rosa, this is what has happened to me! I had...

    Oh Rosa, this is what has happened to me! I had hired a window cleaner and for several years he was great...but he has stopped being reliable (only had him come once or twice a year) We have triple...
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    RR, Bravo for using those carpentry skills!!! ...

    RR, Bravo for using those carpentry skills!!! How nice that it is making such a difference. We did get the blueberry nets placed, the first one took 40 minutes as we tried a new way that didn't...
  14. Thread: Spring Challenge

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    I fully understand why a celebration is a...

    I fully understand why a celebration is a challenge...finding a gift, organizing, getting there dealing with family.I'm glad you had a good time Yppej.
  15. I just cleaned the rose sprayer and used the...

    I just cleaned the rose sprayer and used the water from a jug I keep if the power goes out, then rinsed the sprayer and dumped the rinse water in the watering can ( it's baking soda, epsom salt and...
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    I got the blueberry patch weeded! I've sprayed...

    I got the blueberry patch weeded! I've sprayed the roses! And now a pumpkin bread is baking. I'm feeling virtuous. We still need to put the nets over the blueberries...hoping to finish it today....
  17. Thread: New job update

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    Middle schoolers are such a mess.

    Middle schoolers are such a mess.
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    Oh Happy stuff...I hate having to have my husband...

    Oh Happy stuff...I hate having to have my husband do the gutters...We need a new plan. Maple helicopters are the main culprit . I am weeding and edging....My plan is to do some EVERY DAY!
  19. We see clothes on the line often in our fairly...

    We see clothes on the line often in our fairly rural area. Often people don't have a dryer, or they want to do the heavy jeans etc. on the line. Not so many sheets or blankets these days. I used to...
  20. Thread: New job update

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    Oh yes, Happy stuff, my husband taught elem....

    Oh yes, Happy stuff, my husband taught elem. Phys. Ed. and there was a bathroom in the gym. The first graders needed to be taught how to use the urinal....One was busy singing away in a very loud...
  21. Thread: June Purge

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    Good start Gregg. I often think if I didn't read...

    Good start Gregg. I often think if I didn't read or write my house would be a lot tidier.
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    We watch or listen to Monarch every day!!! Our...

    We watch or listen to Monarch every day!!! Our WETA-UK has it. We now know what 's going to happen so it is in the background. I find it very calming! We also have Born and Bred and of course...
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    I have a friend whose son did Taps Across America...

    I have a friend whose son did Taps Across America the last couple of years. It's such a moving idea. Now to make sure these trained soldiers etc. are given every bit of help before they are...
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    Donated.

    Donated.
  25. apNoMore, I hadn't thought about thrifted...

    apNoMore, I hadn't thought about thrifted furniture as odd, but as I look around this 49 year old furnishings...I see that we have new electronics, one china closet we had made, a filing cabinet, one...
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