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  • in reply to: VIP~~ Saturday, August 1 #5452899 Report Abuse
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    Oh Charlene I know it is heavy on your heart that she has passed but I also know you would not want her to suffer one more minute! You and Larry have been a true blessing to her for a long time. We understand that you will be missing for awhile but know you and her family will be in our prayers.
    It is going to be another hot one for us today so as soon as I get a couple of things done inside I will head out until it is unbearable again. We did have a good evening in the pool last night, and I opened my drapes in the bedroom and fell asleep to the light of the moon. So much to do outside but it isn’t worth having a heat stroke to get it done. One mystery for me is why my ginger isn’t blooming yet. I guess I am going to be happy that it lived through the winter last year! It needs thinning out but that will be in the spring. My pots of zinnias next to the front steps are even taller than me now, the calebrochea that was in there with it has totally died out..it will not last through our heat, I have tried it several times and although it is rated for our zone it will not last. Live and learn.


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    I could only dream of that kind of weather Charlie…it was excessivly hot and steamy today, I went to town for some groceries and dropped off some recycling on the way. Just getting the few groceries into the house melted me. Tonight DD and I will go out to the pool and swim by moonlight, it was beautiful last night!


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    in reply to: Are your cukes climbers or crawlers? #5452747 Report Abuse
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    Mine were climbers until they got so heavy they decided to crawl. I have had enough cukes that I am letting the rest go for now. I will start a pot of them for the greenhouse in the fall.


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    in reply to: VIP FRIDAY JULY 31 2015 #5452494 Report Abuse
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    Wow I waited for about an hour to come here because usually nobody is here yet, but now I see there was a LOT of activity early this morning! I didn’t see the moon last night because it was cloudy, we had an inch of rain overnight. Now the sun is coming up and the humidity is going to be awful today. I will be working outside in short spurts today. Tina I have you and DD in my prayers that all will be good today. I know all about worrying about our kids, mine are all in their late 40′s and I still worry when they have problems. I guess a Mother hen never quits worrying about their chicks, now I have grandchildren and great grands to worry about too. I guess I had better get off of here and get some things done outside before it gets too hot.


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    in reply to: CHIT CHAT FOR THUR.JULY30 #5452285 Report Abuse
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    Hi Charlie and all..I wish I could say it is cooler and less humidity here but I can’t. It is terrible but I think I remember promising if that miserable cold would go away I wouldn’t complain. I have a chicken breast and twice baked potato in the oven, making a broccoli salad to go with it. The Mobile vet came today, she gave Max his checkup and shots. Said she wouldn’t even do Joe, he is too old and fragile to do. Just give him what he likes to eat, keep him warm and comfy and let nature take it’s course, but I have had enough Dachshunds to know that they can fool you a LOT but he is 15 years old. He only goes outside when I take him out. If it isn’t storming after supper I want to go out and hang out in the pool awhile. The weather gurus say tomorrow will be another hot one then it is supposed to cool off a little. The timer just went off so I guess supper is ready.


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    in reply to: VIP 07/30/15 #5451899 Report Abuse
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    Good Morning all..I was here earlier but didn’t start the thread because I was sure there would be two or more:) It is another hot and steamy day here “they” do say it will get better at the end of the week. Lots to do outside and in today so I won’t get bored today. The vet is supposed to be here this afternoon to take care of all of our animals. I love it because I don’t have to take them anywhere to have it all done. I need to get busy here or it will be too hot to work outside soon. Larry and Charlene I am so sorry that Lin is going down so quickly but prayers she is no longer in pain and she can go quietly. You have both been so good and loyal to her, you can only wish if it was you someone would be as kind as you have both been to her. The vet is on her way so I need to get the dogs ready. Have a wonderful day everyone.


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    in reply to: VIP Wednesday 7/29/2015 #5451326 Report Abuse
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    Good Morning all..we are going to have another hot and steamy day but the weather dudes say it will cool off for the weekend. I did spend a long time in the pool yesterday, the water was cool and it felt so good! I need to start mowing today, with a few visits to the pool to cool off. The Japanese Beetles are about finished so I can start cutting back the damaged plants and there will be plenty of new blooms for later. I have so many plants that need to be dug and divided this fall, I will be busy doing that once it cools down again. My ginger has not started to bloom yet, I am not sure it will after the winter it went through but the leaves are good and healthy so if they bloom so much the better if not there will be next year. They are another plant that needs thinning out this fall. So much to do outside that the inside will be neglected for awhile.


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    in reply to: VIP JULY 28TH 2015 #5450891 Report Abuse
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    Good Morning Larry, Tina and all..it is back to the humids today here with possible rain off and on. So I am not sure what I might get done outside. First I have to go see if I can find some NG Impatiens for DD’s friend’s bed. If it takes me to Home Depot and Lowes I will do it for her. Other than that nothing exciting in my world…but dull and normal is a good thing. Tina I hope your dd gets a good report, she is so young to have those problems! Prayers for her and all who need them.


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    in reply to: CHIT CHAT FOR MON JULY27 #5450750 Report Abuse
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    It wasn’t nearly as hot here as there Charlie, and it is looking like rain now. Of course we just cleaned the pool so that will need it again tomorrow! I haven’t decided what I might have for supper tonight, plenty to choose from but nothing excites me yet. I have a problem with my little dachshund, I am afraid he is about finished poor thing is 14 years old and he is more senile than I am:( The vet will be here Thursday to take care of all of the animals so I will see what she thinks when she gets here. Tomorrow I need to go nursery shopping, DD is taking care of a friend who has just had bone marrow transplant and she wants some NG Impatiens to put in her flower bed. I hope I can find some for that. Guess I will go dig in the freezer and see what falls out for supper, then try to find something on tv that isn’t a re-run.


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    in reply to: VIP Monday 7/27/2015 #5450148 Report Abuse
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    Good Morning all..I was here earlier but couldn’t find a GM thread and was afraid to start one in case someone else was doing one. Our sunshine is in the liquid form today, there goes my plans to work outside today. I guess I can do some laundry but can’t hang it out today:( I added water to the pool last night so I could clean it this morning, now I will have too much water in there! The grass has grown a lot over night and I won’t be able to do anything about that today. Finally have the mower working great but Mother Nature had another plan for me. One thing for sure…the weeds will thrive in this! I could go to Home Depot to get a new pressure washer but I am afraid some sale plants will follow me home. I have so many plants overgrown that need dividing I really don’t need any more. Guess I should find something constructive to do inside today.


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    in reply to: VIP Sunday 7/26/2015 #5449737 Report Abuse
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    Good Sunday Morning Marilyn and all…I almost missed this because it was started so early a lot of other threads after this one! I am up too early myself but the dog had to go out and he is not about to let me sleep when he has to “GO!” I was supposed to go to an ice cream social at our sister church but fell asleep in my chair and woke up too late. Our weather has been a pleasant break from the terrible heat but it is coming back soon so I will enjoy it while it lasts. I hope everyone has a great day!


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    That is a beautiful picture Gayle. Thanks for sharing it with us.


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    in reply to: VIP Good Morning, Saturday 7-25 #5449234 Report Abuse
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    Good Morning all…I am working to get the trimming done after not being able to mow for over 2 weeks! I have weeds growing like mad too. Sometime this afternoon I need to get to town for some pool supplies. It is another beautiful day, still cool but sunny. I can wish it would last but it won’t..the humidity is going to come back again so I want to get all I can done outside before then. I hope you all have a wonderful day.


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    in reply to: VIP.. July 24…Friday #5448537 Report Abuse
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    Good Morning Larry and all..it was nice to see that you made it here without too much trouble this morning. It is promising to be a wonderful day here, not a cloud in the sky and the temps are comfortable. I have the lawns all mowed but there is a LOT of trimming to do. It seems so good to have the mower working like it should. Another mass shooting this time in a La. movie theater. It makes me wonder why this is happening so often lately. Prayers for all of the people who were killed, injured and traumatized by this senseless act. Larry enjoy your lunch out with your favorite girlfriend..it is sometimes just nice to do things like that. Have a wonderful day everyone.


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    in reply to: Because KATHY asked…Shasta Daisies #5448343 Report Abuse
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    I agree with Ili, I would like all three of them here, would you believe I don’t have ANY Dasies any more, the ones I had just died out a few years ago. I can’t remember what kind they were but I had them for several years before they disappeared. Yours are beautiful Charlene!


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