Ooops!

By: RobDaHood , 4:50 PM GMT on October 15, 2012

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Your favorite mistake.

Things you always knew to be true that turned out to be not so much.

Surprising realizations.

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Stuff that scared you senseless but was funny afterwards.

Things learned the hard way.

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Mornin Arkers

long time no type.

Well the storm made me come and check out wunderground so I thought I would pop in. Pretty windy here but nothing major. Bloody hell Sandy blew up over night ay. So far she is still on track to stay east but will throw a few extra lines on this morn, but not expecting any dramas as I am in the lee of any strong wind.

Had my Olds over from Oz for a week last week timing couldn't of been better cause the weather was fantastic. Got lots of stone crab claws for our first haul of the season. Dad hadn't had them before and thought he had died and gone to heaven. Well thats about it I could prolly type for awhile but it would be pretty ordinary.
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Morning Arkers!

What day is it? Thursday? What happened to Wed?

Oh yeah, I went back to sleep didn't I?

Wow, that was some nap!

yuk yuk yuk

I may just try that trick again this morning.

Keep your eye on the horizon there Captain.

There be red sky in morning me thinks.
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If this story doesn't touch you on some level, well, you might want to rush to the hospital and make sure you still have a heart.

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Just checked.
Turkey is looking pretty good!
Best part is I won't have to cook much for 3-4 days.
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Thanks for the tune GG!
Oh, and I think the thing with flying a water hose would be great fun. Go for it!!!
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Here is a really good German rock-a-billy band called the Free Bears.

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118. GardenGrrl

LOL
That's a good Ooops!

I'm really good at remembering faces. Names are harder, especially if it's someone that I haven't seen in a few years. Makes for some serious brainwork when I'm recognized by someone I knew in high school or college or that I knew briefly in the years since and have to introduce them to Angie.

Hey Todd!
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Okay, this is my best oops from last year. I am not particularly good at facial recognition and tend to go by shapes and such.

Was grocery shopping with the spouse and we parted while I ran back to get something from the produce area. I then put the celery into the basket while proceeding to rummage through the cart picking up items saying "Why did you get this?" "Why would you get that?" "Peanut Butter cookies are you crazy!" (spouse is allergic to peanuts) The silence was unusual. I finally actually looked at who I was talking to and it was a large woman with a navy peacoat. She did not look amused. Then I said, "You know those commercials for southwest airlines where someone does something stupid and the announcer says "want to get away"? This is one of those moments. Then I literally ran off.
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mornin rob
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Plan for the day:
Put 3 new blades on mower.
Mow some grass.
Smoke the turkey.
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Hood gave up trying to sleep.
After a couple cups of coffee on deck he spies Pottery's launch tied to the wharf.

"Ah, good!" he thinks. "He should be rested and ready to get on top of:"

(cue ominous Jaws music)

"The List"

(cue shrieking Psycho music)

Hood smiles to himself, "HehHehHeh!"
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Greetings !

I see that everything is 'normal' around here.... bugs, snakes, blights, top-soil, vein-pulling, music....

Tobago was a 10. Out of 7. Excellent. Fun. Cloudless.
Just going out to check the boundaries and perimeter and to see if there is anything that needs doing.
If I find such a thing, I will attempt to disguise it as something that already got done.

More later>>>>>>>>
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Captain wakes up, opens door, doesn't notice the pin fall to the floor since he's too busy trying to catch the note that is floating down the corridor, steps on the pin, and yells something unpublishable.

Reads note, laughs, hops back to bed on one foot thinking "at least I didn't get a monkey!".
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Snake tip toes in quietly, listens to his favorite song,
puts his hand over his mouth so the laughter
doesn't wake up SugarBear, Angie, or Rob,
and quietly tip toes back out. :)

Pins message on the Captains door:

Doing fine, not as bad as last procedure, got meds this time. :)

Had a polite but firm talk with vein doc before procedure.

heh heh heh

Intend to sleep all day!
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For my friend.
(you know who you are)

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Quoting theshepherd:
Not far from here some guy broke into a women's house this weekend while she was inside.

He chased her out the back door.

She turned around and shot him in the chest.

He's in critical condition in the hospital.

I love a short story with a good ending.

:)))



I hate it when that happens!
He'll probably live to try to sue her!

(apologies to my more sensitive readers...I just don't have any sympathy towards that stuff, especially when it involves women, and well...if he chased her outside, he probably wasn't there to rob her.)
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Not far from here some guy broke into a women's house this weekend while she was inside.

He chased her out the back door.

She turned around and shot him in the chest.

He's in critical condition in the hospital.

I love a short story with a good ending.

:)))


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Sounds like snakers could use a hot chocolate and one of those little cuties in the little amber bottle.

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Hey RTL.
Rest well and take it easy.
I know, I know...this was just a little one, but you tend to overdo it. Just chill for a couple days!
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Hi Guys!

Yes Ylee, I don't scare, I don't run, and I don't retreat! :)

I did get my left leg sliced and diced again this morning so that slowed me down just a tad today. LOL

Made it through another one fine, will know what the real deal is later after all the stuff they put in there wears off. :)

Will check back in tonight, headed for a nap.
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Oooops!
Thought I had a turkey breast in the freezer.
Actually, no, it's a 12-1/2 lb turkey.
No way that's getting thawed and cooked today.

Working on plan B.
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Quoting Ylee:


I think you scared him off, Rob! :)

LOL

Nah, he's having more veins ripped out this morning.
Said he'd check in after the drugs wore off.
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103. Ylee
Quoting RobDaHood:
Hmmmmm....I don't really see Finn gigging snakes!
Oh...and if I was gonna go after a 6 foot RTLSNK, I'd want to have something a little more potent than a frog gig!
:o)


I think you scared him off, Rob! :)
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Monday has left me very tired.
Will check in on you folks later.

Have a great night!
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Hmmmmm....I don't really see Finn gigging snakes!
Oh...and if I was gonna go after a 6 foot RTLSNK, I'd want to have something a little more potent than a frog gig!
:o)
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On the snake problem moth balls are recommened.

I use a big three inch wide frog gig with 4 barbs,

mounted on a 6' pole. The 4 barbs are only 1/2 inch

apart so you can spear big or small snakes with it.

You can buy the frog gig at most bait shops.

The pole you can pick up at the hardware store.

The gig has a flare on it to go on a pole.

It has a small hole in the flare so you can put a

screw in it to keep it from coming off the pole.

You don't want it coming off the pole when you've

speared a six foot rattlesnake with it.

Trust me on this. :)
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Well, it's about time to get away from this desk and figure out what's for supper.

Finn is looking for help with a snake problem. If anyone has any ideas, please post them on her blog or here.

Thanks!

Back in a bit.
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Quoting Grothar:
What are you guys doing up so late?

Yeah, I was up until about 0230. Had no idea anyone else would be here.
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Okay, I'll chime in.

I never buy top soil. You never really know what's in it or where it came from. I do buy potting mix that is sterilized. Of course, any time something is hauled long distance in a truck and then sits around in a nursery, there is always a chance you are bringing something new into the environment.

On the other hand, you might be the victim of an environmental perfect storm. Last spring, (not that we really had spring) we went from several weeks of warm and dry, to a couple weeks of drippy cloudy and cooler weather with little breeze. Set up perfect conditions for a fungus that attacked the (very healthy) tomatoes and some other plants. Some of these were in potting mix with compost, others were about 75 feet away in the ground. Was really not much to do but destroy the tomato plants. A lot of the other stuff survived.

So, the plants didn't have too much water, the drainage wasn't an issue, but atmospheric conditions were just right for this type of fungus. Sunlight is important for more than photosynthesis and air circulation is important to keep leaves and stems dry.

I'll defer to the ladies because they, without doubt, know a lot more about this than I. (BTW, Skye and Jus, thanks for your posts. Your wit and wisdom is always welcome here) I'm still learning a lot...sorta 3rd grade in regard to this stuff. :o)

Anyway...good to see folks trying to help each other.

Thanks for the tune Goofy!

Oh, and BTW...Hi everybody!
LOL
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Thinking about gardens. Plants, grass trees are built to survive dry hot weather. So overwatering with automatic sprinklers system is a possibility and poor drainage is other half of the case. Wonder if total moisture applied is issue. Think RTL has been in area with lower than normal rain. How do you check soil moisture vs water settings on the irrigation system. Guess you are into soil moisture meters or my favorite method, "Honey I think you should water the flowers they are starting to droop." "Yes Dear." Maybe all that mushroom poop?


Here is a little blues number that is a bit different from Eric B. Like the fiddle and the vocal.


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Quoting Grothar:
Yo, Snake. I left this on my blog in response to today's recon guys.


Just think Snake, we are to them what the World War I veterans were to us. Did that make your day???


hehehehhe as pottery would say.



Uh???
Battle of the Little Big Horn maybe?

:)))
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"Not everything has been affected by whatever this is. We will know more when the lab sends back the results."

Good morning, cupcake.
:)))

Big Box stores hate negative VOC (voice of customer)in the product review section on their website and gardening blogs.

If the Lab Report comes back with a product fault, "You know what to do, right"?

If nothing else, they'll issue a Store Credit, a fungicide discount and a couple of Apple Fritters.

You do realize of course that if there "is" a fungus issue it could migrate into the planter walls, landscape blocks and surrounding soils?


ps...don't forget your walking cane.
:)


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OH, By the way, Good Morning Rob. LOL

heh heh heh
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Quoting Skyepony:


lol..no comment:)



juslivn~ Thanks. I'm sick for Sugarbear too.


SNK~ How many years y'all been gardening?


20 years, SugarBear is one of those "Master Gardeners" that answers questions at the state extension office when people call in with questions about flowers and plants and trees and stuff. She did that in Ark when we lived there. She doesn't do it here because with the Grandchildren and the gardens and her sewing and quilting groups she is just too darn busy. :)

Drainage is excellent because the castle blocks that form the walls of the gardens are right on the ground and not sealed. Rain or sprinklers put water in the gardens but the excess drains right out through the blocks into the yard.

I also put two dozen large night crawlers into each garden so the soil is airated by the best little workers the world has ever seen. :)

We had drip irrigation installed in all of the above ground gardens and she monitors the water and moisture with all kinds of devices and tells me when to water. We have one sprinkler system for the yard, and one for the gardens and landscape areas.

Not everything has been affected by whatever this is. We will know more when the lab sends back the results.
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91. Skyepony (Mod)
Quoting Grothar:
What are you guys doing up so late?


lol..no comment:)



juslivn~ Thanks. I'm sick for Sugarbear too.


SNK~ How many years y'all been gardening?
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What are you guys doing up so late?
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Skye, I don't usually post here, but watching this siteeation (#83) too and thinking about the same. Good post! Good luck Snakeymon. So sorry you and Sugarbear are having this to deal with.

Hi Rob, lol~

oh really nice sound on #81 Goofy Thank you for sharing.
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88. Skyepony (Mod)
SNK~ How's the drainage on those planters? I like the get 'er tested. Looks like FOAD..fall over and die. Any sort of over watering or gratuitous rain can set off dormant root rotting fungus. Over watering in general can cause root rot in the more delicate like your describing. Sugarbear ain't killin it with kindness? I find mulched during a rainy summer can do it too.

Anything must save can be pulled, rinse roots & trim off rot with scissors, then put in clean dirt. These usually aren't worth effort for annuals & veggie crops.

Those big box stores are out for garden failure too. Sell plants out of season, infected dirt & all. Compost from your local barn is usually free or close to it. Has all the things healthy soil has & sterilized soil doesn't.


Rob~ HeY:)
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About to call it a night.
Tomorrow will likely be a long day.

Take good care!
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What am I, RTLSNK's personal secretary now?

Yo 'Snake...Grothar was looking for you!

(just kidding Gro...happy to help)
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Yo, Snake. I left this on my blog in response to today's recon guys.


Just think Snake, we are to them what the World War I veterans were to us. Did that make your day???


hehehehhe as pottery would say.
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RTL,
My condolences to SugarBear.

Been lost in YouTube land listening to LilliAna Rose. She's got 50 vids including a lot of originals, some of which are really good. A lot of it is not really my thing, but Girl's got talent.

Nice find Goofy!
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Rut Row,

Major plant disaster going on in SugarBear's above ground gardens. In the spring I bought a pallet of 60 bags of top soil from the local Lowes here and put 15 bags in each of the four big flower gardens.

For the last month flowers, shrubs, grasses, and plants have been dying like crazy. The top soil was apparently infected with some kind of killer fungus that is causing the roots of everything to rot which kills the plants.

We've had a gardening expert look at the stuff and he has advised us to send samples of the plants and soil to the state extension office which will send them to the state lab for testing to find out exactly what it is and if there is something we can treat the gardens with.

So far the evergreens, junipers, and arbivitas in each of the gardens seem to be immune to it.

SugarBear is beside herself!

One upset SugarBear is a site to behold, but two of them is more than the world is prepared to handle! :)

May have to have a HazMat team empty four 12 ft by 24 ft gardens.
Wouldn't that be fun!
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Quoting goofyrider:
Stary night.



Very Nice!

Thanks!
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Stary night.


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Have a good morning.
Outside for a while.
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Quoting Ylee:
It's 47 in town, probably about 42 in the country! Here in the shack at work, I'm still running the A/C!


Amost the same here now, 45, warming up as the Sun comes up.

OK guys, off to Church, see you later.
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78. Ylee
It's 47 in town, probably about 42 in the country! Here in the shack at work, I'm still running the A/C!
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Morning Ylee! How cold is it up there?
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Doing good at last.
Go in at 0730 hrs Tues to have the last
vein burned out on the left side of the left
calf and then the left leg is finished. Only one
small incision on the left ankle so that procedure
should only take a couple of weeks to heal up.

Haven't scheduled the right leg yet, he is going to
take out both sides of the right calf at one time on
that procedure, three weeks recovery for that one.
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75. Ylee
Quoting RobDaHood:
Wow, Ylee!
Glad it didn't land on your toe!


If it landed there, I wouldn't have a toe! :)
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