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Has digitS been on lately? Everything okay?
@digitS' posted Wednesday in Bay's garden thread. :)

i noted his fall off in posting too and asked him if things were ok, said he was busy taking more time to be with parent, a little under the weather and also keeping after all his plants.
 

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I'm here. And, doing my best to keep up with what is posted.

I'm not keeping up with anything but near-essential tasks in gardening. Figure that I'm 1/8th done with cultivation and realized that the soil conditions were such that the tiller could have been out there about a week ago. This is what I get by having a garden at such a distance from my home.

A thermometer in the greenhouse failed, yesterday. Changed batteries but that didn't help. Scraping terminals didn't bring it back. Took the 4 screws out and peered inside - no reset button. Funny thing is that the 2 bases are now reading the 1 functioning thermometer. Got out an old set with a very different looking base but they are all from the same company, installed batteries. Now, all 3 base units are reading 1 thermometer!

I'm almost more in the dark about conditions in my backyard than in the distant garden! Two structures and 2 heating systems for me to monitor.

My 101 year-old father's monitoring system broke down. He actually had 3 different homecare systems but they were not adequate. So ... he is now living with us. ! His health, safety and property require monitoring! Why in tarnation does anyone of that age even have property?

Anyway, I got some pea seed and potatoes in the freshly tilled ground so I'm anticipating life springing anew! (The doctor tells me that I have rounded a corner in self-care. And, DW tells me that there is hot cereal on the stove for breakfast!)

Steve
 

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Oh my! You are very busy and getting peas and potatoes in too. Glad to hear all is well. I type medical reports and when people are as old as your dad and live alone, they will either get sick and nobody know for a day or so,or they fall. I watched a video about the Blue Zone and they talk about how all these people live longer in the Blue Zones. I noticed something about that. The older people live with their families or they are surrounded by family and friends and they do not stay in a house day after day alone. One woman was 100 and everything she got up and walked her daughter-in-law was kind of close by watching her and following, so I think they are living past 100 because people care about them.
 

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I have been thinking about you, Steve. Glad to hear you are still out there fighting. Good luck with having your dad live with you. I know that is not easy for any of you.
 

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new avatar -- selfiewhile riding down the road in a semi.

missed you all here as well, but getting nothing done in the garden for the past 3 years made coming here rather self-hurtful. lots has been happening here and im hope im finally ready to get playing in the dirt once again.
 

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new avatar -- selfiewhile riding down the road in a semi.

missed you all here as well, but getting nothing done in the garden for the past 3 years made coming here rather self-hurtful. lots has been happening here and im hope im finally ready to get playing in the dirt once again.
i would understand if it was hard/hurtful to take a break, but i'm glad you are back.

even when you can't get into the gardens any more i don't see any reason to not stick around and talk gardens, you have history/experience that can be shared. :)

Gardener Emeritus or such...

for me i hope i can still get my fingers dirty in some worm buckets or back to house plant rescues or such right up until i croak even if i can't crawl in the gardens any longer.
 
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