Ann, I just looked up community supported agriculture san diego county. There are many there. You might want to contact one of them. It is a great deal. I am trying to find one here that I can buy into in small increments.
Big houses are easy to keep up IF they have storage places. Otherwise they are impossible. I've lived in both kinds.
Nina, I am so glad you've got that motorhome. I have dibs on the one my youngest son is currently living in. It isn't in the greatest shape, but it does have a self-contained bathroom.
Patty, I'll join Jan in the ditch with my knowledge of computers. When I tried to get in tonight I got locked out and I hadn't been on before today. DH shut the thing down and unplugged the Verizon thingy and got it going again. I had shut it down but forget about the thingy. Your tribute to Memorial Day was lovely. We have had a plastic statue at the harbor of the sailor kissing the nurse for a few years. The ART council thought it wasn't artsy enough and boy did the retired military people have a fit. I love that statue. It was getting tacky being plastic of sorts so the citizens started a collection and now we have the same statue in bronze. I haven't been down to see the new one but the old one was sure pretty. They showed the 18 wheelers a year or so back when the bronze statue was brought here from the east coast. Do you have a Staples near you. Ours have computer fixes there. They might give you an accessment if worth fixing and cost. #1DS helped dad get You Tube sound back up. We had sound on the other web pages but not You tube.
Nina, how cool to have another motor home. It is fun to get them organized and ready to roll. Ours is even fueled up and ready to roll if we can ever get away. In the hot weather here there aren't many places I'd rather be. Much cooler at home.
Jan and Nina, I've heard of those gardens that you buy a share of and then get weekly or every other week of produce. I don't know if it is done here or not. I know they would have to truck in the produce from out side the city but there are a lot of fruit farms around.
Judy, chives and cilantro should grow pretty fast even in pots. I should do that as I don't use cilantro often but probably would if I had it in my garden. I am not a gardener.
Jan, I love touring old houses. I remember DS and DIL would spent part of their weekend going to any open house they could find and new models to get ideas what they wanted in their house they were building in N. C Hense the house is huge. DS says too big. I'm glad I don't have to clean it. Main floor has a porch the length of the house in back, and a shorter porch in the front. Laundry room, dining room, DS office, kitchen with a walk in pantry, great room, hobby room, master bedroom and a walk in closet that is bigger than our bedroom, 1 full bath and one half bath,. The lower level has a garden storage room. DS workshop, living room. game room, storage room, cold cellar, two bedrooms and a bathroom. Three car garage. A fireplace in great room and living room down stairs. #2DS house isn't much smaller here. Most of the rooms are smaller. 3 1/2 baths, with 5 bedrooms. When they were married DIL insisted each kid have their own bedroom and a guest room down stairs for her parents to visit.
I have been tired all day. The Benadryl from Chemo. I hope I sleep tonight but many I've dozed off too many times during the day.
Patty, may I forward your note about your computer to my sons. Both men are computer techs. and should be able to answer your questions.
Jan, I order produce shares from our local co-op. I don't know of any CSAs in this area, but I would love to have one. My daughter in California introduced me to one and believe me I would love to participate in one.
You are correct, we don't have a good climate for growing crops up here, though some people are quite successful. I put in seeds for Peas and beans, I am going to try to start some chives and cilantro today. We'll see how they do.
See you later,
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Judy, Where do the produce shares come from that you are interested in? It seems you get so much cold and snow and not sure how much sun in the summer to grow things. The CSAs in my area come from a bit of a distance. I hope that works out for you. Sure a good way to get all kinds of veggies.
Patty, I wish I could answer you about computers but I feel about as useless as a dirt ditch when it comes to things on computers not working. We have an older tower setup but I really should have it scrubbed and get rid of it because I doubt if it will turn on anymore. Last I tried it said "NO!"
I can certainly identify with having to figure out a route because of road closures. Your state is notorious for that. After living there for so many years and driving for a living, I know how difficult it can be to get where you want to go.
I am going to check to see if I can order two produce shares at the beginning of the month and pick up the second in the middle of the month.
Yesterday as I was driving home from Vancouver there were squalls of rain that slowed traffic on I-5 to five mph. We have had a few short, heavy rains today, but they will soon pass on to the other side of the mountains and we'll have some decent weather.
No sprouts yet from my latest planting. I am getting discouraged. Something, either the cold or the raccoons is preventing me from getting my "garden" growing. I will try once again. I still have some seeds left.
See you all later.
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