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Carol, sounds like a fun project to work on this weekend. But cable companies are nortorious for not putting their lines very deep---and often leaving them above ground for over a year, too. We had to threaten ours where we used to live---and it wasn't even one running to our house but tied in just behind ours and part of it was a pain to mow around--we got to the point that we just ran over it and figured if we cut it, they would have to come out and fix it and maybe then put it in the ground. And when they laid ours, they didn't fill in the trench properly and it took us a while to get that level again.
Maybe I will get dh to check out the store sometime.

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Seriously, Carol? I'm sure I would hate that! I don't blame you for doing the sandbox project. That will be a lot of fun for the grands! I still remember the one my dad built for us.

I spent the afternoon in my sewing room and made myself two tanktops. The sewing machine was acting up so badly that I nearly gave up on the second one. I don't know what the problem is--may have been the knit fabric I was sewing, but it shouldn't have been a problem.

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We blew off working on our house (other than cutting grass and spray painting lines for a front flower bed) this weekend. Instead we're working on a sandbox for our grands. We bought the wood, cut it to size, sanded edges, primed and painted. We can't actually assemble it because the 6 year old wants to help do it and they went away for the weekend.

We've not lived in a city before where you have to call 811 every time you want to dig in the yard. We're used to country...dig where you want, anytime you want!! We have to mark the areas you want to dig and then you have to get permission. Strange. I'd think they'd put things down far enough that digging a flower bed wouldn't be an issue.

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4/28/19 1:03 P

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We love shopping at the Restore near the canyon house. There's a big one near Sacramento that I want to visit one of these times.

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Cathy, I check the my Restore regularly, only a 2 block detour from my normal route to and from Guild and from the grocery stores and mall. Whenever I go to the larger northern city, I stop at the southerly one and the one in the city. That's how I've been able to do my kitchen fixups so reasonably. I've given them lots of stuff too, especially if it's not appropriate to the hospital and community thrift stores. I love that they take the building materials. There are lots of smaller donations of tiles and stuff. I'm sure they'd love to have yours if you find you don't have a use for them.

Income tax returns are due Apr 30 in Canada. I did my test one and I owe a bit so this weekend is making sure I get my return finished and filed.

I made a list of ToDo's to prepare my van for my big trip! I have a lot to do in the next 3 1/2 weeks and then there is all the house stuff to finish off!

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I never think to go there because it is not where we would normally drive by but maybe we should, too. I know we took some nice stuff of my mom's there and they were happy to have the stuff. In fact, a person was buying the recliner before it was even taken off the trailer.
The tiles are about 2 feet in length, or maybe a bit longer.

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Cathy, a small garden table would be great for those tiles! Super cute.

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We have an awesome Restore in Lincoln. We bought several things and donated a few. We need to get in a habit of just dropping in.

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Glad you are able to use those mini blinds now. I wonder if the local Habitat store would want the extra flooring from various projects---would only work for small areas but at least it wouldn't be here. I am trying to think of a project to use the leftover wood look tiles that were used in the bathroom---I wouldn't be able to cut them----no wet saw, but maybe build a narrow table for the porch or to put pots on outside.

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Thanks for letting me know where Terri is.

It was a good day at Guild yesterday. I tore out my mitre knitting as I need to fix it, wound the skein of hand dyed yarn into a ball using the guild's ball winder. Forgot the instructions for the mitre knitting at home so then I worked on my sock.

This was a week full of appts so not much done. When I was in the northerly city, I found a piece of 1 1/2 in x 1/2 in wood at Habitat Restore for $1. It is perfect for mounting the mini blinds immediately above the kitchen sink molding. Cathy, remember those mini blinds that were a 1/2 in too long? I cut the wood to the right length this morning then moved the compound mitre saw out of my guest bathroom to the balcony where it'll stay until Fall. I have my chiropractor appt in awhile. Can only do easy stuff for the next week or more so I don't undo the benefit of my appt. Feels good to have the bathroom back!

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How neat that she had the dinner that way. Nice of her to think of others who might also be alone, too.
I still need to repaint where the walls were replaces after the ice maker leaked behind the fridge---maybe this summer.
WE got the rest of the potting soil last night and spread it out in the raised beds. Then I planted the grape tomato plant as it already has blossoms and needs a bigger container---the way the weather is going here it should be okay---but if there might be a could spell, I will put plastic around the cage to protect it. I might plant the cucumber plants tonight.
Terri is away at the Canyon and no internet unless she goes to the library.

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Great progress Carol. I love your house. How does a washer even function in an unheated garage in Nebraska!

I put aside the work on the baseboards and painted the ugly wall next to my kitchen that has been waiting for attention since I moved in. It wasn't painted when the kitchen was but I wanted it the same as the kitchen so it wasn't painted when the rest of the apt was. since then I've cleaned paint brushes on it. It still needs another coat of primer, then the final coat of the kitchen paint. I don't have enough of the kitchen paint for more than one coat (both are white).

My snow tires came off yesterday. Today, I have to go back to the prosthodontist in the larger city to have my night guard adjusted. That will wipe out today as I'll also do errands there too.

A woman in the building had Easter dinner for 12 on Sun, all solos except for one couple. Half people in the building and half of her many other friends. She had her apt decorated like a Parisian Bistro, with a number of small tables. We had a wonderful dinner and everyone really enjoyed the evening.


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Carol, always a list---and little by little as you can afford it. I know we have done major work on our house as we had the money. Good idea that you closed off the laundry area---what were they thinking? But guessing they needed the space inside for something else. WE have replaced the screening on our porch and the screen door, totally redid the bathroom in 2 stages as we had the money, new roof---luckily only the cost of material as our son is a roofer---new windows, new flooring in the kitchen, and finally central ac with part of my inheritance. But I would love to do the baseboards in the living room---part of it doesn't have any at all, need repair or new ceiling in the dining room, and removal of rug in the dining room and possibly new flooring in there. All these things and we have been here for almost 10 years. LOL
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Super cute house, Carol! I know what you mean about more projects than money!

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So far we've done caulking, built a laundry room in the garage (the people we bought it from moved the washer into an unheated garage IN Nebraska!), added hardware to the kitchen cabinets, added a pantry in the kitchen, replaced some lighting and so many numerous small repairs. We're adding raised beds to the grass area between the front porch and the garage door. We want to replace the linoleum and the front door, paint the inside, plant a shrub in the front yard, build a shed outback, insulate the garage, sand and paint all the trim white........ We have more dreams than time and money.

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Yes, we are highly motivated to get things done now. The big truck Steve drives at work is in the shop, so he's got today and all weekend off! I hope to get a few things crossed off his list.

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Welcome back Carol. I was away longer than you but have been back for a couple of years now. I sold my then 95 yo house almost 20 years ago now. I've been through that although I'm not sure what I can add other than understanding. And of course now, I'm fixing and changing things to the way I want them in my 2 bdrm apt in a small city. Quite tricky at times, avoiding disturbing the neighbours, compound mitre saw in the guest bathroom, lumber stored anywhere it fits or I can hide it, lol.

The mitre knitting workshop yesterday was really interesting. I used pure wool so I can felt it when I'm finished.

It's feels so much warmer this morning. Although it's raining lightly, I have my balcony door open. I can hear the birds sing!

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GF, glad you got the stuff back in the cabinets.
Carol, welcome back. You must come on and tell us all about your new house and your plans or wishes for it. I have missed you.
Terri, now you have motivation to get them done.

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Welcome back! You must have lots to tell about that 100 year-old house! We're getting ours ready to sell, so have a lot of little things to do first. All of those little details that you never get around to now have to be dealt with.

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I have't dropped in for almost 2 year. Last time I was here, we lived in Pennsylvania and were selling our house. We've now moved to Nebraska and bought a 100+ year old house. WAY different! I'll need to drop in to get new ideas!!

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Cathy, I'm familiar with those piles of wood, lol. an ex-partner collected them. I save some stuff good stuff and have used them often. The frame for my kitchen cabinet bases are made from some of them.

I laid down 13 ft of vinyl shelf covering and got everything put everything away in the 5 1/2 ft of cabinets. It sure takes longer putting them away than taking them out. I feel for Chris. Haven't checked in for awhile to see how she is doing with her reno.

We had a beautiful and warm day yesterday. It energised me. After my walk, I worked more on the transition strip with the chip. So many little steps.

I'm off to Guild this morning. Must rush. I slept later than usual. There is a workshop on mitre knitting so I must be on time.

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Not really--he wants a new shed to put Christmas stuff in. The stuff he is going thru is stack of wood he has somehow acquired---most of it is no good now---but he has been saving parts that are still good---what he will do with that I have no idea. LOL

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Maybe he's just demonstrating how badly he needs a good shed to hide all that stuff in, Cathy.

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They just might not be performing with those scarves, etc. if she waits too long. I am sure it is almost time for you to head to the canyon to mow again.
GF, hope you got some things back into their homes---it will make you feel better not to have it laying around.
When we left for dinner last night, I spotted one of my iris in bloom now. Everything is popping around here. Tulips are starting to look a bit sad---think too much wind is not helping them, but the pansies are also blooming nicely now as well. I helped dh move the bags of potting soil into the raised beds so he can empty them when the weather allows---going to be cooler today so it might happen on Thursday but at least they are in place so he doesn't have to lift them by himself. He has been working on one of his own projects and making quite a mess back there---hope he moves the junk to a hidden spot soon. I was enjoying looking out there to a nice back yard and now it is not so nice.
I need a longer Spring break---i see the need of taking off a few more days before the end of the year coming up for me.
Honestly, I have thought about taking a cruise but it would be with a friend. I don't find dh to be much fun traveling with. He doesn't have his recliner to sleep in and complains too much and doesn't want to do anything but sit in front of the TV when we do go somewhere. I want to discover and see new things.

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Exactly, Barb!! I have a granddaughter who was notorious for procrastinating and/or making spontaneous arrangements and trying to drag others into it. My mantra with her was, "A failure to PLAN on your part does not constitute an EMERGENCY on my part" and there were times that I just let her plans fizzle because I wouldn't jump through a bunch of hoops to help her. She had to learn.

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You need to give them a deadline otherwise their emergency will become your emergency, lol. Don't want that. Your daughter needs to tell them to have them, not her, get the material, etc to you. We can be too nice and people's lack of organization take advantage of it. I'm still learning. It's taking me far to long, lol.

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Ha! I haven't received the material for the sewing projects yet, so don't even know how involved they'll be. DD Jenny has to get them for me and she's busy with moving into their new home this week between working and school carpool. The play isn't until May, so there's still time to spare; but then, I'm going to be getting busy myself so I hope she doesn't wait too long.

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Terri, now I know why you can so much. It sure disappears fast! How are the scarves and sashes coming along or are they complete now?

ps. I wrote this before seeing Terri's post:
Cathy, I'm sorry abut your disappointment. My niece is nuts about Disneyland but I would rather be out in the mountains and wilderness. Maybe their interests have changed and they would rather lying on a beach for their vacations?
Spend it on yourself. Something you wouldn't otherwise be able to do. Is there a vacation, cruise you and DH would like to do? For a gardener, there is nothing more exciting than to see a shrub that they have struggled with for years, then bloom. How lovely!

Finally Spring is truly here. This week, I saw Forsythia blooming, then the magnolias and this morning, the hills are starting to turn green instead of looking brown. Last weekend, I visited a home in a nearby community and her heather, violas, and Narcissus were all blooming. All were small and low lying plants.

Yesterday, we had a guy trying to solve his problems by going on a shooting spree, all targeted, all four dead. Then an hour after the first reports, he walked into the police station and turned himself in. The city (35,000) is shocked. A number of blocks were on lockdown for half of the day. No details yet but it seems like a guy had a beef with some neighbours. Really? That's how you solve your problems? This is so unlike our city and the whole Province.

Today, I'm going to work on getting stuff put back into my cupboards. that will help with the mess. I need to cover some shelfs with vinyl covering first. A picky job. It's a beautiful sunny day so that should help keep me motivated.

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Our adopted kids' grandfather was always after us to go to one of his family's big reunions in another state. He would express his disappointment that so few people were willing to attend the week-long event. I told him that his nieces and nephews were now living all over the country and that THEIR kids didn't even know their 2nd cousins (once or twice removed, etc) so why would they want to spend their limited vacation time and resources to be with people they had never met. As for us, we weren't even family. Steve had a limited amount of vacation time and money was definitely limited--and we had our own families to visit. We wanted to spend our discretionary time and resources doing what WE enjoyed. I don't know if he ever got it.

I do hope you find something special to do with the money your mom left you.

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I would just take her if we had the energy to do that---LOL--I could probably handle it but Dh would be like an albatross around our neck. At least at Disney we can rent him a scooter. My boys always seemed to enjoy our vacations until they got older---then I just figured it was teenager issues then. We stopped forcing them after our last trip to Disney but they did have fun as we let them go off by themselves---which would be the case on this trip---certain things we would do together and then they could do the rest on their own---and figure they could all go out while we kept Reagann at night.
My lilac bush has more blooms on it this year----it took 6 years to get to this point with the crazy thing---but it was supposed to be a yellow one and it is purple---LOL

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I'm sorry for your disappointment, Cathy. Your boys don't seem to enjoy getting together much in their everyday lives, though, so I guess I can see why they wouldn't want to spend their vacation time going to a theme park to do it. It would be fun for Reagann, though. Maybe you and dh should just plan a little trip with her and make some memories.

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Hungry kids!
I talked to everyone about a big family trip to Disney---with me footing all the cost unless they choose to fly---and no one seems like they wanted to do it----I am so disappointed by their attitude. Maybe I should just take trips with my friend Joy, and spend my money just on me!

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I ended up cooking 2 pork roasts because neither on was big enough. One was a butt and one was a shoulder roast. The butt went into the crock pot and the should and some potatoes went into the wood cookstove oven. I pulled several jars of my canned stuff off the shelves in the basement to fill out the meal and boy was that a hit! We had some cousins come over to join the group, so I ended up with 10 for dinner and a sleepover (and breakfast). I'm sure they emptied more than a dozen jars last night between the green beans, the fruit, the pickles and peppers, and the jam this morning.

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A roast sounds yummy.
Dh cleared an area along the back fence yesterday and set up a bed---hope to transplant some hosta there so I don't have to mess with it again except for to keep some weeds out of it. I did get 2 transplanted yesterday before rain started again.

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I can imagine the mess, Barb. With everything pulled out of storage and all over the place, it's no wonder you can't find your camera!

Cathy, I don't dig up my bulbs, but then that might be why they don't do as well as they should. But my DIL doesn't dig hers up either and they are gorgeous and multiplying like crazy. Everything she plants is like that.

It's going to be another nice day here, but I have to do some house cleaning this morning to get ready for a bunch of kids tonight. I'm thinking of putting a roast into the crockpot for dinner to make things easier.

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I am planting the tall canna along the house---but they say we need to dig them up every year---not what I expected from bulbs---will see how they fare and if they come back next year as I really want to not do too much of that. I also checked online about when to plant and think I need to wait a couple more weeks until the ground warms up a bit more before I plant them---maybe the first of May. I figure if they come back I will be thrilled but if not, at least I will have tried them.
Hope you get some of that stuff back in place and find all your lost items.

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Yeah, everything is everywhere what with the emptying of cabinets and leftover from when I had to clear a large closet for the electrical work. I found the spare this morning and the one I usually use this afternoon when I emptied the van. So many hiding places

Those sound like really interesting bulbs. Will be exciting to see how they grow and the blooms.

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Will you plant the tall Cannas along the fence? They make a good background plant. I put some small cannas in a flowerbed a while back and they were good for a couple of years, but then petered out. It wasn't a great bed, so I should've mulched and fertilized it. Alas, we were at the other house so much that all my flower beds suffered.

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Hope you remember what you did with your cameras---LOL---that sounds like something I would do!
I bought some new bulbs last night to try---one set has the tall canna, one set has small canna of different colors, and the 3rd bag has Peruvian Daffodils---very interesting looking flowers.

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Ha, ha, I was thinking along the same lines.

I can't find either of my cameras so I couldn't take the Show and Tell photos at our meeting to day. Fortunately I found someone to take them but her app took videos instead of stills and I'll have lots of editing to do, removing peoples feet and legs, etc, lol. At least I have some for the blog and I'd better find my cameras!

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LOL, too funny you say that. Now it will be complicated.

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I rarely wear scarves either, but I do admire them and even knit them once in a while. DD, Jenny just messaged me yesterday to ask if I could sew some scarves and sashes for gd's upcoming play at school. I told her I would and asked that she get me the material and instructions ASAP so it's not a last minute rush. She only needs 4 sets, so it should go pretty fast once I get them started. How complicated could they be?

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GF, those scarves are lovely. I like scarves but almost never wear any---I am big enough up top without adding anything to it and feel like they bulk up on me. You are definitely busy.
Terri, glad you are getting rid of her stuff you have been keeping for her and that she will be able to use some of your furniture. I don't envy you the job of trying to keep both places mowed and neat. I hope that each time you go to the canyon, that you have help from the grands but it does sound like they will also be too busy to help you out, too.
Felt more like summer here yesterday than Spring. Red tulips are now blooming---hoping the rain and hail did not harm them last night. Another repeat of yesterday today. Kids have gym today so I will get to walk the track today and be outside for part of it.
Couldn't go to the pool last night---some fool left the drain open on the weekend and it was emptied----so they were refilling it today---so we went out for a treat at the wonderful ice cream store near us----I got a mix of coconut and marsh mud---think very dark chocolate---it was my own version of a mounds candy bar--yummy! After the day I had, I deserved a treat.

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Those scarves are lovely! I certainly understand how the projects can pile up!

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Cathy Take care and make sure you stay well. Congrats on the taxes. I miss Big Lots. The closest to me now is a six hr drive.
Terri, that's great that you have a place for your extra furniture to go. I think you may find the loveseat hideabed useful and the right size for a smaller place. I always seemed to get rid of the wrong stuff.

When I ordered the coffeemaker off Amazon, they signed me up for Prime. I don't and haven't used it. I order online only once or twice a year. It seems to go in spurts. This morning it renewed and they charged me. I phoned and they reversed it and cancelled the Prime. It was very easy and the service rep was very nice. I was surprised and pleased.

I have a chiropractic appt in awhile and a dental (prosthodontist) appt out of town tomorrow, then our Guild Monthly meeting is Thru so I need to finish last months Show and Tell for the Blog done so this week is a wipeout. All projects are on hold for the moment. This is why it takes me so long for any project and I have new ones popping up all the time!

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Yay for getting the taxes filed! I always try to get those out of the way as soon as I have all of my year-end info. I've found that my mind skips off to other things as soon as the weather gets nice and I have actually missed the deadline more than once because of that. All of a sudden it's May and I haven't filed--oops. Then I had to have my tax preparer file an extension and then my return. They always owe us money, so we didn't get into trouble, but it was a nuisance and it cost us extra with the preparer because of the extra paperwork.

Barb, I feel the same as you about envy. I don't. I'm actually quite content with my life in general, although there is always something to improve on and work toward.

Right now a lot of things are in motion because of our plans to sell and move, DD1'S imminent move into their new home, and the yard work that needs to be done on the canyon house to maintain a defensible space for fires. Really, both houses will need to be kept mowed and that will likely fall to me as Steve will have his hands full with other projects. DD1 will be able to use quite a bit of my extra furniture in her new home, so I won't have to worry about selling it. She'll be taking the two twin beds and highboy dressers, a coffee table and matching end tables, my dining room table and 8 chairs for sure, along with some things from her grandmothers that I've had for safekeeping for many years. Her kids are grown now, so the things should be safe, but I wouldn't have trusted them before. She may also take a loveseat hideabed, but we'll have to wait to see what will fit in their new house.

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I did get the taxes done while dh cooked our dinner out on the grill---LOL Glad that is done and a nice refund will arrive in about 3 weeks---dh wants to use it all on his shed but he's got another thing coming on that---he always promised me a gazebo but instead he is getting a dumb old shed so I am using part of that money for my trip to visit Joy in the summer! LOL
Going to get to the 80's here today---way too warm for this time of year--and of course, I have to go to work because the teacher has called out sick----grrrrrr!---this is getting old and I am thinking I will need a day off soon---the extra day off on Friday was ruined by that darn 4 hour phone call about taxes.
I did go to the sale at Big Lots yesterday and got a new toaster--the new one I bought about a month ago has half of it now working---I have found the receipt so it can be taken back---and I got a nice Spring wreath for my front door.

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I'm bit envious of your gardens, watching the spring flowers bloom, etc although I am reluctant to say that b/c I don't believe in being jealous or envious of someone else's good fortune and their hard work. I'll be vicariously happy you're enjoying it.

Just the mundane stuff of life going on here. Dental hygienist, grocery shopping, other shopping sleeping and reading, laundry and paperwork. I want to finish a book that took time to get into but now I need to follow it through. My older sister told me that the 'Gloria Vanderbilt original Amanda' jeans are in Walmart. I had to go find a pair or two. I hadn't been able to find them since the store where I used to buy them went out of business and the manufacturer started add polyester. The fit me so well. I found one pair that were perfect (colour, fabric content, size and length).


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Better get those taxes done before you start gardening or you won't want to quit. That's how I am, anyway.

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I am going to do it today. I was busy with garden stuff for most of the day yesterday and didn't want to sit at my desk but relax on the couch.
We started the process of filling the new raised bed. First we lined it with landscape fabric---helps protects the wood and protects the dirt from stuff in the wood. Then we put in a bottom layer of compost from our pile----lots of worms in the compost so that is a good sign that the compost pile is doing well. Then we added in garden soil and mixed it up some. This week dh will take some of the soil from the other raised beds on top of that so that we can add some fresh dirt in there, too. Probably be able to transplant strawberry plants by next weekend.
Greenhouses were steady yesterday---answered lots of questions and got to see some old friends in the 3 hours I was there.
I have 4 tulips ready to bloom and 2 of them started opening up yesterday, expecting the other 2 to open today. Others are doing well but not ready to bloom yet. Dh will either need to mow or get the weedwhacker out to trim the weeds coming up high in the front yard.
We got some really fine shredded mulch to put down this year. It looks like it will look nicer than the regular mulch we get. I might put some out today but thinking I should thin out my hosta some---but where to put them when I do----LOL

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I've been using TaxAct.com for several years and have been happy with it. It's free with advertising, or you can pay (less than hiring a service). We opt for the direct deposit of our refund and electronic filing. Enjoy the tulips. Mine in the canyon were coming up and showing some buds, but will be gone by the time I get back there, so I'll miss them this year.

It's raining here, so no yard work for me today. I'll do some more work in the sewing room and then do some knitting while I ride in the car with DS2 and DIL to the ranch to meet with the partners who are selling to us. I'll probably start a new pair of socks, as it's a small project that travels well.

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I spent all afternoon into the evening trying to get Turbo Tax to admit they have a glitch in their state tax---spent almost 4 hours on the phone and it still was not corrected-----Maybe they do other state taxes alright but they definitely have a glitch in their Maryland program----grrrrrrr---so now I have to go to another site and do my taxes on there. I was exhausted from that last night!
But I did get to Lowe's in the morning to get mulch and some soil for the new raised bed. And I have tulips ready to bloom---probably today.

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Sounds like you need to rest, too, Cathy. We've got more rain today, so I'm working indoors and keeping the fire going.

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My teacher's kids have the Flu B---and I think she caught it---she went home half day---but boy, did that make my day rough as the other assistant had Grand Jury duty and I was by myself with the kids.
So glad I have off today---I got in over 10000 steps---haven't done that in a long time---so I was exhausted by the time we got home from Sam's club last night.

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Good idea, Barb. I'm glad you're paying attention to what your body is telling you. This is flu season and you want to keep your immune system strong and not get run down.

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Terri, that's so nice to receive a letter like that. My penmanship is terrible. I skipped grade 2 so I had to teach myself. Seems that is a theme in my life.

Good luck on your list Cathy.

I didn't have a good night last night and was too tired to go to Guild this morning. I'm going back to bed now. I think I need some rest days to catch up on my energy levels.

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I hope the weather cooperates, Cathy.

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Good use of those fabric scraps.
I have off tomorrow and hoping it won't rain until later so I can help Dh bet the landscape fabric in the new box and we can start putting in the dirt and transplanting the strawberries so that he can start preparing that old bed for demolition and level the ground so he can get that new shed he wants.

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I received a long, chatty letter from a former Spark friend today. She's no longer on SP, but we stay in touch via snail mail--something we began as a way to practice our penmanship. It's fun and I'm glad to stay in touch with her.

Yesterday, I did bills and book work and got that done. I have a couple more to pay this morning and will be done for the month and that's a nice feeling. Then, I went upstairs to the sewing room and went to work cutting up my flannel scraps into squares for making quilt blocks. I have quite a pile of fabric scraps and want to clear them out while using what I can of them. I'll do more of that today, but don't think I'll find the bottom of the pile yet. But maybe.

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Why don't men listen to us? LOL Great job on that corner.

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Wow Barb, you're making good progress and doing a great job!

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Welcome back Terri! Sounds like your trip was very productive. Good thing that you took that tree down. Sorry about your Aunt. It's good that she is feeling well and not suffering. It would be so much harder if she wasn't.

Nice that you got some gardening done Cathy. Bet you're looking forward to the strawberries!

I've worked three days now making my kitchen corner more permanent and final, postioning new to me cabinets, redoing baseboards, cutting and fixing the transition strips, bits of painting, placing spacers on top of the cabients for the countertops and more. Learned to to make angle cuts on my chop saw and now need to make the cuts for the baseboards.

I used upper cabinets so they don't have bases or the spacing above the doors that lowers do. I had to figure out ways to build those. I even did the proper 45 cuts on the corners.

When the transition strips between types of flooring were installed and glued down, he went wall to wall instead of allowing for the baseboards which I had removed for flooring install and painting. I was told you cut out the baseboards. Wow! I've seen that before in a previous place and really didn't like it and it would be really difficult, if not impossible for me.
So, on my hand and knees, I marked and carefully cut the spaces for the baseboards using a variety of hand tools.

Still need to do some painting but it is all getting there. I'm so happy!
Here are some before and after pics and my work area.

Baseboard sitting up in the air. There were 7 of these to fix, one down, one in progress, 5 to go.


This is the completed one on the west side. I need to fill/paint the small space.


Limited work area. Things kept falling off. My poor neighbour down below.


Some of the cabinets had white sides and others the fake oak. This is my attempt to make the white sides blend in more. They are hidden on the inside opening where the stool will sit and the recycling. I'll work on the look but it's good enough for now.


I'm meeting a friend for coffee this morning so no work today except cutting one fill board for the countertop and painting baseboards.

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Sounds like a productive visit. Sorry to hear about your aunt. What is a sad iron? Is that what you heat up on a wood stove to iron clothes with?
I got some good gardening in on Saturday and DH got his new raised bed finished. Now to start filling it.

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I got to the canyon Wednesday evening and was able to get the car unloaded, groceries put away and a fire going before dark. I'd already called my dad to let him know I was in town and Steve to let him know I'd made it while at the grocery store. It's a good thing I did, because the phone wasn't working when I got to the house. There was a lot of static on the line when I picked it up, and no dial tone. It rained Wednesday night, so I couldn't mow until the grass dried off a little. I met Dad for breakfast on Thursday and then went to visit my aunt, who's been diagnosed with cancer and undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments. She's feeling amazingly well and is in very good spirits, but has several tumors in different parts of her body. It doesn't look good, but she's content and not suffering. She gave me a box of things that had belonged to my great grandmother--a small crock and two sad irons. They'll look good in the log cabin and won't take much space.

I mowed on Friday and used the weed eater on Saturday. I also picked up a lot of debris and broken branches from the yard that had been scattered by the wind. It was obvious that there had been some hefty winds and I was again thankful that Steve had taken my advice and cut back the oak tree that had been over one side of the house. There are several piles that could be burned, but it will wait for another trip, when I might have some helpers with me.

Thanks for the info on the ibuprofen, Barb. I very rarely take anything more than vitamin supplements, but when I over work my muscles will take ibuprofen before bed and it really helps with the recovery.

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