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    sissy sissy

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    mowed and trimmed today and probably 1 or 2 times more .Hot today but a nice breeze rain coming friday evening into maybe saturday so had to get grass done so it would not lay down and be hard to mow when it does dry out
     
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    I pulled out a lot of anacharis from the pond to give my fish more room to swim and ordered a pond aerator from Amazon.
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    Treated 20 hives for mites, groomed 6 more lilies.................

    Helped a old lady with her hives, unfortunately dying hives.
     
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    Drove my wife into work today, roads were treacherous with this winter storm.
    Took us 2 hours, normally the drive is 1 hour.
     
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    MoonShadows The Jam Man

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    Winter storm????? How much @MitchM?

    Well, we finally bought our Generac 11kW Home Backup Generator, and today the electrician finished the installation. $5650 for soup-to-nuts for it. The propane company was here today. It will be another two weeks before they come to run the gas line. We are going to switch out our 200lb propane tank (46 gallons) to 2-420lb tanks (192 gallons). Oh, the weather outside might get frightful, but let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! ;)
     
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    We got about 8 or 10 inches of snow, but it rained first.
    The truck doors were frozen shut - that was fun, lol.
    I plugged the truck in for a few hours first so it warmed up quickly.

    Nice generator!
     
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    EEKS!, @MitchM. Can't believe you are already dealing with this kind of weather. I hate Winter, and have no idea how I wound up living in the Pocono Mountains in PA.

    Yes, happy with our generator...been wanting to get it the past few years.
     
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    I have heat and lady bug invasion to deal with .3 times a year we get invaded with them .My sister had a vacation house in the Poconos .One of those chalet type house years ago .
     
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    We already had our first snow, but not a lot and it disappeared as soon as the sun came back out!

    @MoonShadows I don't know what I would do without my generator! ... mine is just one of those you plug in and runs on gas....I'm the only one on my street hooked up to city gas, everyone else still on propane, because one of the neighbors didn't ok the proposal to dig through her property

    Today looks promising!... I don't have to run anywhere, I have the usual weekend cleaning to do, then later my 21yr old is joining us for dinner and games...I love when we're all together! :)

    Have a great weekend, all! smgrouphug3.gif
     
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    That happened here one year, brown ladybugs everywhere it was impossible not to step on them!
    Seems like every year we get invaded by some bug, but it's never the same kind...I wonder why
     
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    We used to get lady bugs in the house so bad on warm days in the Fall that we had to vacuum them off the windows...and, I am not talking a few on each window, I am talking hundreds...several times a day.

    Today, I am driving into NY to see my Mom in the Nursing Home. 100+ years old! Her mind is still pretty sharp.
     
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    I got the window box bogs emptied on the one pond and did the 2nd day of treatment for possible parasites. Cleaned up planters on decks and pulled curtians off the canopy. Got rid of several dozen ladybugs that managed to sneak into the house. Saturday, 2 cords of firewood coming and last treatment on pond. Still waiting for a hard frost before cutting back the lilies.
     
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    These are regular red and black lady bugs the brown ones come here also and when you squish them they smell like stink bugs
     
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    We had a stink bug invasion this year - disgusting. The upstairs bedrooms were full of them, virtually overnight. Blech. And their name doesn't lie. PLUS THEY FLY WHEN YOU TRY TO CATCH THEM! Oh, the horror!

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    You drove her TWO HOURS to work? And then what? Do you just wait and drive her back home? My commute is four minutes and if it's gonna take me six I'm tempted to call in sick! haha!
     
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    We only had a few this year ,no big invasion like a couple of years ago .I think it was because they were cutting the woods behind my house
     
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    Same here. More than I have ever seen in 23 years in this house.
     
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    MoonShadows The Jam Man

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    The longest commute I ever had during a snow storm was 6+ hours for a commute that normally took 1 hour 45 minutes...but, I was going home.
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    We had that happen about 5 years ago, a few years later they slowed down, predators learned how to eat them, I would guess. We still get them in the house but not by the hundreds. I would sweep 1000's off the deck after we sprayed the house with anti stink bug stuff. Those are from Asia.

    And they poop brown drippy stuff that stinks.
     
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    It takes us 4 minutes to get to the end of our property, after opening and closing the gates.
    I ran some errands/shopping in town (Calgary) and then waited in her back office with a laptop....posting on GPF and doing computer stuff.....:rolleyes:

    My wife is my number one priority.;)

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