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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13. calpoppy
5:16 PM GMT on June 27, 2012
Rotty, I saw your comment on a wu photo with horses so I know you are okay!!! Still caring about animals :))
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12. happytoberetired
2:26 PM GMT on June 27, 2012
Haven't heard from you in a l o n g time, Rotty!!!
Long before Deb even. Thinking of you!!!
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11. calpoppy
11:55 AM GMT on June 27, 2012
Please let us know if you are okay!!
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10. OGal
8:29 PM GMT on June 26, 2012

Rotty your area does not look good. Please report in. Debby is about to come ashore in Cedar Key. Let us all know that you are ok.
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9. osdianna
7:29 PM GMT on June 26, 2012
Hellloooo Rotty...long time no hear; I'm sure we are not the only ones wondering how you fare in this crazy rain.
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8. Arbie
5:19 PM GMT on June 26, 2012
I hope you are not getting flooded out, Rotty! Let us know how things are going.
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7. Rotty3
8:48 PM GMT on April 26, 2012
Dix, it'll work out :)
We'll touch base a while before you come back and then plot the next move. How's that?

Life's been pretty busy (I thought I was done w/ stress lol), so I've been pretty quiet here.

Tomorrow is official graduation though it will be held w/out me walking across that stage (will do that next year was I will have family here at that point).

Congrats to everyone who is (or has family members) graduating this time around.

One of the two pups that are living at my house but are not mine is not doing well, please keep her in your thoughts (she's the little white pup in the some of Sharpster's pictures).

Chickies are growing like weeds. Not sure if they have some mites. Seeing some scratching, and they look scruffy, but then, they also are kinda of different looking from the ones last year as these are red birds. Not meat ones though from what I can tell. Time will tell.

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6. dix608greys
3:17 PM GMT on April 24, 2012
Finally back in SC from my FL trip. So sorry I couldn't "deliver"- the Katie cat, that is. I will be going back in a few months and hopefully we can try again. I had really wanted to meet you Rotty so that was a disappointment too- next time.

Trip was great. Got to tour about 10 senior communities and I think I have decided which one feels like home. Now to have the DH see it and agree. Actually he is happy almost anywhere as long as I am happy and not whining.
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5. Rotty3
2:18 AM GMT on April 20, 2012
Ylee: Sorry for the poofed blogs. At least I'm back in WU land LOL.

Chickies: they will go in the two different areas. Probably 3 and 3 or 2 and 4. Not sure yet which way I will end up going. IF I increase the pasture area then I may do 4 in that one. We'll see. So many things waiting to be done right now since much was neglected. But, it will all get done in good time :)
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4. Ylee
2:38 PM GMT on April 18, 2012
Hi, Rotty! I had a long post go poof on me last week, and I thought I had a new blog go poof on me as well, but it showed up eventually, thank goodness!

Will the Reds go in a separate pen, or will they be housed with the rest of the girls?

Have a good one!
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3. Rotty3
6:04 PM GMT on April 17, 2012
No wonder I was in limbo, WU is not on the outernet!!!

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2. traumaboyy
12:59 AM GMT on April 17, 2012
Glad you made it back in!!
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1. Arbie
1:04 PM GMT on April 16, 2012
Hi Rotty! You should post some pics of your garden and your new chickies.

I can't believe somebody hasn't figured out what that mystery tree is.

Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend. Hope the week is great too!
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