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    Good for you Yppej for taking the steps to take...

    Good for you Yppej for taking the steps to take control of YOUR life! You are NOT unreasonable to want a safe, well maintained house to live in.
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    Just got a pile of Bill Bryson books from the...

    Just got a pile of Bill Bryson books from the library to take on vacation. also an Anne Cleeves- Shetland .
  3. Thread: Garden 2021

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    I'm sorry for those of you in drought. It seems...

    I'm sorry for those of you in drought. It seems to be spreading. Here in Piedmont MD we've been blessed with plenty of rain. I cut back the peonies yesterday. They were wonderful this year, full...
  4. Thread: June Frugals

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    Happystuff, that was so cool to see. We just...

    Happystuff, that was so cool to see. We just dump ours in the garden plot, but i am looking to get tidier about it, so this might be an option. Thanks for sharing it!
  5. Thread: June Purge

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    tybee, not only purging, but creating beauty for...

    tybee, not only purging, but creating beauty for later in the summer!
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    I love 5 gallon buckets, they are so handy when...

    I love 5 gallon buckets, they are so handy when weeding, hauling tools to the always remote place... yard tool bucket, stool for picking blueberries.
  7. Thread: Chipmunks

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    Bunny trouble. I was so tickled to see rabbits...

    Bunny trouble. I was so tickled to see rabbits again...now the zinnia seedlings are gone...vinca nibbled, so the annuals might just not be prolific this year.
  8. Thread: Brood X Cicadas

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    Piedmont Maryland here. Not any hatched in the...

    Piedmont Maryland here. Not any hatched in the yard although the holes are there, but maybe the wasp holes as they are aabout 2 inches in diameter. The flicker gobbles after digging in the holes with...
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    I had fresh figs one morning at my great aunt's...

    I had fresh figs one morning at my great aunt's in Birmingham...never have forgotten the lovely taste.
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    Il, color scheme...good plan for you. I didn't...

    Il, color scheme...good plan for you. I didn't think the Hermann house would be on a hill. My ignorance of mid west geography is to blame. I thought it was all FLAT! Looks like you'll have a nice...
  11. Thread: Garden 2021

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    Iris, Talll phlox- haven't had a deer problem...

    Iris, Talll phlox- haven't had a deer problem with them, yet, but hosts-yes..salad bar for the 4 foots. Then there're are the vary closely puned rhododendron and azalea- about 2 feet up from the...
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    Alan, Thank you for the history. I've been on...

    Alan, Thank you for the history. I've been on this forum for many years and visit it daily. There is usually something that makes me think or rethink an attitude or feeling. Like Razz, I enjoy...
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    Lettuce, mine lasts about a week. I wash it as...

    Lettuce, mine lasts about a week. I wash it as soon as I bring it home, use the salad spinner, put it on a cotton dish towel, cover it with a damp napkin, bundle it up and put it in the humidor...
  14. Thread: The Daily Rave

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    Tybee, I'm so happy she is doing better. Maybe...

    Tybee, I'm so happy she is doing better. Maybe you can relax a bit.
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    Teacher Terry, I am so happy for how this year...

    Teacher Terry, I am so happy for how this year has turned out for you. You worked hard, fast and sensibly! Now you are safe, comfortable and able to sit on a lovely balcony with a lovely view....
  16. Thread: Scots Ascending

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    It was strange to see their names on a document-...

    It was strange to see their names on a document- Mom was 14, one of 7 children. Grandfather came for a job in Pgh.They brought one maid with them...who was not allowed to stay on the same floor...
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    Thanks Dado, How cool to see that bird!

    Thanks Dado, How cool to see that bird!
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    My mother came through Maine from Nova Scotia...

    My mother came through Maine from Nova Scotia Canada and my dad's came through Windsor? from Ontario and from Germany to Ontario. Before the internet I had never met anyone with my last...
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    yppej, You are making all the steps that you can...

    yppej, You are making all the steps that you can control, so that's success.
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    We have baseboard heat and a small house. The...

    We have baseboard heat and a small house. The winter bill runs about $300 for the worst months and once we got air conditioning the summer bills are not more than $150. We keep it at 65 or 70 during...
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    I had a meal with asparagus gleaned from flower...

    I had a meal with asparagus gleaned from flower beds...Not from the asparagus bed which has been disappointing, but those volunteer plants produce a meal or two every year!
  22. Thread: How many homes?

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    This is fascinating. Born and raised until 19...

    This is fascinating. Born and raised until 19 suburban brick colonial. College- one dorm and one apartment and the rented room while Student Teaching, an apartment with my first job in small city,...
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    I hav an LG android from tracphone. It works...

    I hav an LG android from tracphone. It works well for texting, phone calls. I don't know about directions. I paid not a lot for it- I get a one year contract- around $120 for the entire year. Of...
  24. Thread: Today in Hermann

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    Congratulations and enjoy the results of your...

    Congratulations and enjoy the results of your labor. It will last for many seasons.
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    Thanks, IL. I find the gray barn floor in the...

    Thanks, IL. I find the gray barn floor in the church just dreary...but I am not at all fond of gray. They certainly did make it quite habitable as a home and kept the architectural parts...
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