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EZLoving
8.1.07, 10:01 AM
I don't know about all of you but this summer is just speeding by at the speed of light. Marsh had his last baseball game last night and football practice starts on Monday. School starts the day after Labor Day and it's hard to believe the baby is going to be in high school. What's even harder to believe though it my little Rootski Tootski, dgd#1, is also going into high school. THAT makes me feel old.

All my flowers look like crap. It has been so hot and dry here and then to top it off the county came about two weeks ago, ground up the road in front of the house and has left it. Luckily we live about 400' back but I'm still getting constant dust and to make matters worse, they've been spreading liquid manure on all the farm fields around here so if you're downwind - beware:jesterbob:.

love,
eldri, holder her nose

mtj
8.1.07, 1:55 PM
It is not fair that summer flies by and winter takes FOREVER to end. We are dry as a bone here too, the grass is like straw.

DaisyThumb
8.1.07, 2:39 PM
I know exactly what you mean! I'm starting to get that vacation bug as I watch everyone else taking off for late-summer trips. A co-worker just clued me in on a Lufthansa (http://www.lufthansa.com)sale :) Now the only real question is...London or Amsterdam?

mtj
8.2.07, 8:51 AM
I vote for London, have fun!!

soapyCJ
8.2.07, 9:25 PM
I don't know about all of you but this summer is just speeding by at the speed of light. Marsh had his last baseball game last night and football practice starts on Monday. School starts the day after Labor Day and it's hard to believe the baby is going to be in high school. What's even harder to believe though it my little Rootski Tootski, dgd#1, is also going into high school. THAT makes me feel old.

All my flowers look like crap. It has been so hot and dry here and then to top it off the county came about two weeks ago, ground up the road in front of the house and has left it. Luckily we live about 400' back but I'm still getting constant dust and to make matters worse, they've been spreading liquid manure on all the farm fields around here so if you're downwind - beware:jesterbob:.

love,
eldri, holder her nose
Oh, I know about the flowers, they look so dead. I did water for awhile but since I went back to work, don't really feel like coming home and doing more work. I just did a "rain dance" in the living room and hope it helps.
My tomatoes look great though, we have one tommytoe plant and they are sooo good. I am getting about 15-20 every day. I am giving them away. The rest are starting to come in too.

We are having a tax-free weekend so I am going shopping this weekend. I plan to buy grandd some school supplies and some clothes. She will be in 3rd grade. School starts sometimes this month. Times are flying.

EZLoving
8.4.07, 12:19 AM
Soapy, what's a tax free weekend? I never heard of that. Marshall went last week and bought his school supplies. We have hired a college boy to be here during the day with him. He's 15 but we live in the middle of nowhere and I don't want to leave him here alone. I've had the boys water my pots and hanging baskets but we have our own well and I don't want to run it dry. Marsh starts football practice on Monday but it's not until 3:00 every afternoon. School starts the day after Labor Day. However, because of the committment for football we are only free on the weekends now.
Take care,
eldri

soapyCJ
8.4.07, 11:42 PM
Soapy, what's a tax free weekend? I never heard of that. Marshall went last week and bought his school supplies. We have hired a college boy to be here during the day with him. He's 15 but we live in the middle of nowhere and I don't want to leave him here alone. I've had the boys water my pots and hanging baskets but we have our own well and I don't want to run it dry. Marsh starts football practice on Monday but it's not until 3:00 every afternoon. School starts the day after Labor Day. However, because of the committment for football we are only free on the weekends now.
Take care,
eldri
Tax-free weekend is when you can buy things like school supplies, office supplies, computers, clothes and this year they have added bedding to the list. Stores don't charge any tax for these things. SC does this once a year just before school starts. I think Iowa also has this tax free weekend.
We bought dh some shirts and pants today at Sears and tomorrow I shop for ME!!!!!

:) CJ

EZLoving
8.6.07, 11:03 AM
That's a great idea although I can't see Wisconsin doing it. Taxes here are so high I don't think they could survive without their sales tax. I bet it's hard too for stores with computerized systems. Even my computerized billing system automatically collects the correct tax based on the code I enter for the service provided. Well, if SC can do it, we should be able to do it too!!!

It's just been so darn hot here and more of the same this week. The humidity is the killer. Last night it was so humid it was like walking through mist - everything got wet. We tried to sit outside and enjoy the evening but between the flies, the mosquitoes and the humidity we called it a night and came inside.

love,
eldri, stewing in her own juice

soapyCJ
8.6.07, 10:21 PM
Its hot here too. Its 94 now. I believe it got up to 98

today. Hasn't cooled down too much. I did water my

little garden. It looks so bad and the grass is turning

brown in some places. No rain in sight for us. We

can't sat outside at night either. Those pesty mosquiters

love my blood.

Take care and stay cool!!!! CJ

TangoTia
8.9.07, 6:02 PM
Agreed Eldri, the summer has skittered by so quickly I feel like I'm hardly having time to enjoy it before the wild turkeys decide Fall is in the air and decide to line up for their yearly invasion of our gardens. What's left of them that is. Having one of our hottest, driest summers on record here has caused most of my planets to take one last peek around, pack up their little blossoms, curl their leafs and go underground. Sad! Pitiful! Poor me!

Crikey! You still have years and YEARS of baseball, football, etc. ahead of you courtesey of Marsh. While I'm happily rocking in my chair with a shawl around me, crocheting linens.......ok, I don't crochet and haven't any idea what that would have to do with linens.....you'll still be hearing the blare of half-time buzzers blasting your eardrums out. LOL! Oh my, what a visual I just conjured up for myself!

Glad you're hanging around and posting. Now, work on rousting some of our friends out of hybernation to come play, will ya?

Ta ta! Kay

EZLoving
8.12.07, 10:38 PM
Tis true, I have a few years left to enjoy cheering for our baby. He started football last Monday. They practice from 2:30 until "supposedly" 5:30 but it's been 6 or 6:15 before they get done because SOME people are not in condition like they're supposed to be. I asked him who the SOME people were and he said he didn't even bother to turn around and look - he just kept running. They called a voluntarily practice for the freshmen on Saturday. Out of 61 boys, 8 showed up. Guess everybody's butt was really dragging but not the Energizier Bunny aka Marshall Z. We watched him and he was running up and down the field like some kind of NUT! If I was him I'd be dead or at least ready for my place at the "home." Steve bought him his own weight set so now he's pumping iron in the basement. When they measured him he was 6' tall and weighed 165. They also told him he needed to shave!!! He has this scraggily beard that I told him looked awful so yesterday afternoon he shaved it off. Where has my baby gone? :(

Most of my annuals are DOA. I've nursed along a few of my pots to keep them looking nice but other than that it's pretty sad looking around here. We're in a moderate drought area but I think my yard is in the severe catagory. It's embarassing to admit we own a landscape company :anon2d:. I guess I'll just have to run around town with a bag on my head.

Reading anything good Kay?? I read the new Stephanie Plum book and thought it was as good as any of them. I laughed out loud a couple of times so that's a good sign. I'm reading Nixon and Kissinger and Real Boys (to understand how boys think since I've never been one). I'm also reading the new Monk book too. Plus I have magazines up the wazoo here too. I think my Newsweeks go back to the 2004 election - who won???? I'm working my way through them and I'm not going to peek.

Maybe we'll have to email the gang and tell them to come visit us. When my old computer crashed I had a heck of a time finding this place again. Maybe they're all lost in cyberspace too. Start one of your hillarious "bring everybody up-to-date" emails. Were you on your Harley out in Sturgis??

love,
e

Cosmoqueen
8.13.07, 9:32 AM
I'm here, I'm here!:anon2d:

Say it isn't so! 6 feet!!! Shaving!!! Where has that little boy gone? He'll be a GB Packer yet! Dry there? Been wet here - so much rain and humidity. I'll send some up there.

Dgd is 3 already seems like she was just born. We're sooo enjoying having her close by.

Enjoy those hs years with Marsh. They go by so quickly.

Cosmoqueen:queen:

EZLoving
8.16.07, 8:21 PM
THREE???? Nooo, I can't believe it. OMG, where does the time go??

I've noticed on the news that all the rain keeps going south of us kind of toward......Chicagoland. Apparently, you folks know a more powerful rain dance than what we do up here. It's so dry here it's sad. Everything is so parched. They're asking people to water the boulevard trees because they're under such stress.

Hey, I like your "queen" icon. I'll have to find one for myself. :anon2d: Yeah, I think this one fits me just fine - LOL.

love,
e