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Re: Retirement Time

Post by The fingers » Mar 26 2020 7:54pm

Bank now closing an hour earlier, only allowing in a few people at a time.
Thundersnow clouds visible up on Mt. San Jacinto with snow observed falling but melting at around 4,000ft level above the valley floor.
Thundersnow also evident to the south over Mt. Palomar. High winds in the valley.
80 degrees F forecast highs next week, time to mow the lawn soon. Already greening up in spots. New roses and ice plant doing well.
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Re: Retirement Time

Post by The fingers » Apr 05 2020 2:42am

Got the front weeding and edging done, have a list of things that we need at Home Depot. :mrgreen:
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Re: Retirement Time

Post by The fingers » Apr 14 2020 2:06pm

Need to break out the lawnmower soon, then it will be irrigation time again. :wink:
Lots of birds around and the fields and hills are super green. :mrgreen:
Snow views of the surrounding mountains, but not allowed to go there sucks. :x
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Re: Retirement Time

Post by markz » Apr 14 2020 7:21pm

Go with fake lawn grass, much easier to deal with, a bonus is the grass is always bright green compared to your neighbors.
As for weeding gardens, hey thats what fake flowers are for right.

Seen a few lawns that are completely gravel, an interesting way of not doing lawn care. Its actually more common now then it was 5+ yrs ago.

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Re: Retirement Time

Post by The fingers » Apr 20 2020 12:47am

Two-thirds of the yard is already gravel. The grass will get mowed on my next day off. 85 degrees F forecast so I hope to work on it early. Plenty of other yard work to do. New weeds popping up due to the rain. :x
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Re: Retirement Time

Post by The fingers » Apr 22 2020 9:38pm

Got the yard mowed front and back today. Filled up the entire green can with clippings and leaves. Will have to spray the weeds next week and turn the sprinklers on after that. Also have some light pruning in the flower beds after the next trash collection day.
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Re: Retirement Time

Post by The fingers » May 01 2020 11:22pm

Got the pruning done, sprayed the weeds, pulled a few foxtails which seem to be more numerous than last year due to the amount of spring rain. Roses doing quite well with a few now decorating our kitchen. All the geraniums look great and the lantana are on the rebound. Turned the irrigation system on and it seems to be working well. Will have to mow the lawn regularly now for the next few months, it will be nice when the ash tree in the front yard leafs out for some shade there. :mrgreen:
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Re: Retirement Time

Post by The fingers » May 10 2020 9:30pm

Took a Mothers Day trip to grandma’s in Desert Hot Springs via CA74. Every hill and mountain was still completely green.
Didn’t feel the earthquake, right about the time we descended down the famous seven level hill. :shock:
https://scedc.caltech.edu/recent/Quakes/ci38488354.html
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Re: Retirement Time

Post by The fingers » May 17 2020 10:00pm

Got the front lawn mowed and trimmed the roses. New ones doing well and able to cut flowers for the kitchen. Just a few weeds now, lots of wild mustard this year.
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Re: Retirement Time

Post by The fingers » May 24 2020 11:38pm

Had to take my wife to the ER at midnight the other night for a kidney stone. Was 4:am before they admitted her to the hospital for surgery. Out by 6:pm the next day, followed by an outpatient procedure Friday where the urologist pulverized the 10 mm stone and “vacuumed” out the pieces.
She says that it hurt more than childbirth. :shock:
She’s feeling much better now. A good time for a hospital visit, only two other patients on her floor. A bunch of unused Chinese Bat Flu space and equipment scared most people into staying home. :)
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Re: Retirement Time

Post by amberwolf » May 24 2020 11:48pm

Kidney stones can be pretty bad. I had one almost two decades ago, and it was like a barbed knife being dragged across the insides of my organs and back, with some hot pokers shoved in there for good measure. It passed on it's own...and was apparently so small it didn't have trouble going past the bladder, but daaaammmmnn...that hurt for days.

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Re: Retirement Time

Post by The fingers » May 27 2020 2:48am

Killed 3 black widows tonight out front. Will scout for webs out back tomorrow while spraying the weeds. They always come back to their favorite spots so I jack light’em at night and prefer to smash them but will soak one with Raid if they elude that. :twisted:
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