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Showed two sets of people the house we have for sale, planted a couple tomatoes in it's garden site and cleaned up the garden border. Swore under my breath at the neighbors who have barking pitbulls - really makes selling the place to the young couple with toddler kind of a non-starter. The barking gets pretty old while mowing too.
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Knocked off the rest of the laundry this AM.
Marveled over my just-up romaine and mixed lettuce seedlings in 2 outdoor window boxes.
Got treated to homemade bacon Egg McMuffins.
The automotive saga continues...I caught some sun and played safety officer and tool fetcher and brake pedal operator while dh2b slaved over, actually under, the car.
Made a great antipasto salad for dinner.
Sitting out on the screened porch surfing x 2.
Almost 9 PM and my eyeballs are telling me it's time to get some zzzzzz's.
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Never heard that expression before.
That makes 2 of us in the dark. I checked out the urban dictionary link, so I learned my new phase du jour.
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Spring cleaning....getting rid of junk, re-doing the massage room, getting rid of excess (giving to a friend who is getting her first apartment), and going to school later tonight.
It is going to be a fantasticly productive day
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Thinned my lettuce seedlings. I swear I heard little lettuce screams as I dropped them over the railing.
Tulips are just opening out front. Pics will appear here when the whole batch is open.
Staying out of the sun - I got a little crispy over the weekend.
Sitting in the screened porch with overhead fan on and some iced fruit tea. Hotter than @%# but loving every minute of it.
92F today.
My grapevines are growing tiny leaves from the buds. They are going into the garden this weekend for sure. Too hot today to prepare the bed as I had planned.
"Too hot" is a sweet thing to have to say...
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Going through the pre-trip checklist. I have several weeks worth of granola in the oven now. I'm going to put an ice cube in a glass in the freezer.

DW and I were awakened by a loud bang last night at 4:30 AM. Sounded distinctly like something big falling down somewhere in the house. A quick check at that time, and thorough check this morning discovered nothing. I guess it will just be a mystery.
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Finally unburied my motorcycle, put in battery, fired up, went for a ride, stopped for coffee. Kick back rest of the day, enjoying the warm sunshine. Tomorrow, load up kayak, go paddling. Sure beats empl**ment!
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Old trick of RV ers. If ice cube melts in freezer, you know the freezer failed. If only a little of the Ice cube is melted, the failure is recent.
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Old trick of RV ers. If ice cube melts in freezer, you know the freezer failed. If only a little of the Ice cube is melted, the failure is recent.
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Crazy hot for April here in Virginia, mid 90's over the weekend and today. I cut on the sawmill this morning for about 3 hours, cut some beautiful cherry wood. Propped up an patio umbrella near the controls to spend some time out of the sun. Great smell too but home by about 1:30. We opened our swimming pool a couple of weeks ago just because we like the look better than having the cover on- thermometer read 75 degrees so jumped in, brrrr, spent about 10 minutes but definitely cooled me off, may want to check that thermometer! Hot weather supposed to be here tomorrow and then cool off to 60's and 70's later in the week.
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Going through the pre-trip checklist. I have several weeks worth of granola in the oven now.
Granola comment reminded me...I finally made those oatmeal + PB + honey + chocolate energy bars this past weekend. I had to put more oatmeal (18 oz total, or a regular paper canister) in than the recipe called for to get them to hold together.
Ad libbed a little...instead of using the 13"x9" pan, I used a large ice cream scoop to fill small size snack bags to make the "bars". Pushed all the air out of the bag and rolled/flattened them. Each is now individually wrapped and in the freezer. Grab and go!
They were unbelievably delicious. TY again for that recipe link
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After digging out an old tree stump yesterday (small one!), continued my destructive methods by severely pruning a rhododendron and splitting a sage bush to grow around a telephone pole. A neighbor took down the rotting arbor covered in vines.

Looks good.

Took a nap.

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Went to the grocery store. Very windy in Ohio.

A man wheeling out his grocery cart had some stuff blow off; people of various colors and ages and genders helped gather up stuff and help him get it back into his cart.

Sometimes I have hope for humanity.
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Absolutely glorious day today. Wonderful spring weather. I met with my language partner and we walked around Cal Anderson Park just discussing flowers, music, girls, beisbol and anything else of interest. He helped me better understand a song by Maná named Mariposa Traicionera which is about-what else- the fickle treacherous nature of beautiful women.

Then I picked up some nice Champagne and came back to my apartment where we were having a very festive and well alcoholed birthday party for our highly esteemed manger. Lots of my neighbors have been here for 10 years or more.

Oh- I met a super sweet young Korean woman named Daisy.

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I am taking a rest today from any more cleaning! Did some laundry and hung it off the balcony.
Took Casanova on the balcony to watch the people go to work.
Surfing.....relaxing.....paid bills.....need some motivation to get out of the house!
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Checked NWS radio for weather - decided to go for it and get the early garden planting done before fronts arrive that are due later today and the rest of the week.
Transplanted strawberry runners back into the bed, planted regular and edible pod peas, radishes, leeks, and Spanish onions. Forgot to bring bug spray and my straw hat - so my head got eaten alive by blackflies.
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My cheek under my left eye looks like I was involved in a bar brawl.
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