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By: Rotty3 , 9:21 PM GMT on April 15, 2012
Okay, I'm back. A week late, a dollar or two short, and MIGHTY unhappy w/ WU.
For the past week, not a day, not two and not just one computer or browser, but a whole week on four different browser/computer combinations, WU just HATED me. Said, I can't log in. URGH and GRRRR...
Well, whatever they (or I) did, it is back to working again.
Happy to be back in WU land :) Hope I wasn't missed too much.
My thoughts are with those folks who were hit hard yesterday by the bad storms. Seems we're gearing up for a bad season both on the tornado and 'cane front.
There was lots to do at work, so I didn't get much time to check anything as it were. No word on the Grad School putting final stamp of approval on it, but I was told by someone, they really don't matter. Well, I would think THEY would beg to differ with that lol.
Let's see what all happened... rolling it up from the rear. Gardening galore today and yesterday. The zucchinis and squashes are showing their little green nosies and are going lovely strong. Several plants have managed to get past the two round-leaf stage and are starting their serrated type leaves (esp. the green zucchinis).
The eggplants, tomatoes, okras, and hot peppers are all doing well, they're slowly emerging. So is the lettuce. Lemon basil was planted, some more potatoes stuck into the dirt, oh, I found ~ 8 lbs of sweet potatoes from last year in the ground. Very nice surprise after I thought they didn't do anything :)
The onions, cucumbers, beans and some other miscellaneous little stuff have been planted, now it's just hurry up and wait lol.
Making home-grown kohlrabi for dinner tonight. Yummy.
Found some more stuff that survived (surprisingly) the few cold winter days, including a hot pepper plant. It's about to bloom. Yea :) Anyone want hot peppers nicely dried in the dehydrator?
With the unexpected loss of the Barred Plymouth Rock hen last month, I decided, it was time to add a few more "ladies" to the mix. So, on Friday I stopped at my toy store, also known as TSC, and got some of their Red Pullets. A dirty half dozen. They seem to be much older than a few days as they already have wings sprouting and are able to flap enough to fly about 2 inches up and about 6 inches long. But, I'm not unhappy. Seems they feel the heat lamp is almost too much. So I turn it on and off (at least have over the weekend). Need to figure out what to do tomorrow. By Tuesday I guess they can do w/ their own body heat during the day and just have heat at night when temps drop slightly.. we'll see.
Wednesday had a superb riding lesson. My big goofy TB was just that, but when he figured out, if he did things right then we would do fun stuff, he went and did much better. HOPEfully it'll last lol.
And then there was last weekend. BEAUTIFUL weather. Had a friend from Canada come up from a visit to Central FL on Saturday and we went on a trail ride. It was PERFECT all around. Weather had gone from the 82-88F (28-32C) to a toasty 74F with a light breeze that kept the bugs away. Humidity? What's that lol.
Horses were perfectly behaved. We saw several groups of deer, including one herd of 6 crossing the path about 250 feet ahead of us on a nice sandy trail. We did end up veering off that path before we got to their crossing point though.
Had great conversation w/ lots of catching up and just fun all around.
Last Sunday was another garden weather day. Perfect for that. Warm, but breezy.
With the mystery tree having broken out, I guess our last cold was this past week when temps at night hit the low 40F range--even though the crows were cackling and calling a lot today. Usually that spells another cold front.
Finally got to wash my car - it needed it badly I admit. LOL And next week? Yup, clean the inside ... Too tired / lazy tonight. Just another of those things that didn't get done for a while. Oh well. At least the degree is in the box and the rest is going to be caught up as time permits :)
Hope everyone has a great week and me, I hope WU is over giving me H**l...
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