stubbed toes and mud pies

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That reminds me of a recent accident that is on a road that we often travel including on the day it happened.

Two bends in the 2 lane road and a little downhill - a line of cars with one waiting to turn into a school parking lot. The guy decided to pass on the right. There's a little room because there's a bike lane. Probably he was driving at a fairly high speed. Something went very wrong and he lost control at the front of the line, spun off sideways and was hit be a garbage truck traveling in the opposite direction.

Both vehicles went off the road, hitting the school fence with the car going through and dropping about 5' into the parking lot, damaging a number of parked cars. He ended up in the ICU and that's all I know. I think that there was more than the 2 vehicles involved and the "idiots" car may have hit a front bumper which caused him to lose complete control and careen off at 90° to be hit by the truck.

Classes had already started that morning but I can imagine the kids seeing this through the windows, 30-40 yards away.

Steve
 

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had to get some pictures of the possible Purple Dove and Painted Pony bean cross this morning and i'm glad i did since the sun was out before it got cloudy.

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weeded parts of four gardens. finally feeling like i've made a difference. :) plenty more to do. very glad that Mom is helping.
 

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today was a muddy mess for much weeding and it was also so bad with humidity that after an hour i gave up came in and took a nap as i'd slept rather poorly last night.

garden club meeting today was two of us and i took some peas to shell out. was fine with me and i got them done.
 

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the funny coincidence was that the garden club person and their spouse were driving by when that accident happened out front and they stopped and made sure the person who hit the ditch and our fence was ok.

the accident was caused by the person going too fast and that they did not know there was a stop sign and someone was stopped at the stop sign so they found out too late and chose to take the ditch instead of rear-ending someone. they were obviously not a local as i guessed based upon the bit of plastic they left behind.

nobody told us (until yesterday)... but at least now i have a rough idea of when it happened. not as late as i thought. it was not quite dark yet. surprised that neither of us heard it or perhaps we were listening to music and if we did hear anything we'd probably assumed it was yet another person doing burn outs at the corner.
 

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finished up the SE corner of the fenced gardens with weeding. it is mostly squash plants growing all over each other and with all the tall grasses it really was like a jungle to go through it and get all those tall grasses out of there but also there were thousands of tiny grass plants just starting to grow so i was patient and lifting up all the leaves and stems and making sure to get all the stems with seeds pulled out of the squash tendrils that had a grip on some of them.

the groundhog was chewing on some of the squashes that had formed. in one case it had almost completely eaten the outside part of the squash and just left me the seeded core. so i did get the live trap out and will see if i can catch 'em. :(

today will be back to yet more weeding, i don't think i can finish up this last garden in one day or maybe even two days.

for a change yesterday after coming in from the first rounds of weeding and wanting to take a break i did sprawl out for a bit and then washed up a little and went to town to pick up some library books that had come in on delivery and then on the way back i saw my neighbor to the north sitting in his gazebo as i drove by and i'd not talked to him in a long time so i dropped off the groceries and then went back to say hi for a while.

i came back here a few hours later and right when i pulled up my e-mails there was a note from the roofing guy that he was on the way so i sent him a note back saying it was perfect timing that i'd just gotten back. so i was out weeding the North Garden again while he was up on the roof checking things out. he couldn't find anything obvious so we don't really have too much hope that he found the leaks. i told him that the next step would be to do what i wanted to do years and years ago but they didn't do it. when they reflashed the chimney i wanted them to take up the top two layers of shingles around the chimney and redo them to make sure it was all right. the roofers (some other company) had done the job poorly IMO and it's been intermittent trouble ever since then. we did replace the vents with some better ones and i'm sure that has helped but still not gotten the whole probably solved.

so back to weeding for a half hour last night, my body could not do any more but it was a perfect temperature with a nice breeze. i think today is going to be cooler - which will be nice. :) i did make a nice dent though even with the half hour i put in last night so it's not nearly as bad as it could be out there it just looks bad... i'm really glad to be getting all the purslane out of there before it can drop billions of seeds.
 

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whelp, so much for plans. :) went out and checked on tomatoes and there were enough ready to be canned so i'll be doing that instead as it also looks like rain.
 

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today was a muddy mess for much weeding and it was also so bad with humidity that after an hour i gave up came in and took a nap as i'd slept rather poorly last night.

garden club meeting today was two of us and i took some peas to shell out. was fine with me and i got them done.
We had several humid days, and it's exhausted to work - so soon the clothes would stick on the skin. I gave up within one hour. :p

It's so great to have a local garden club!
 

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We had several humid days, and it's exhausted to work - so soon the clothes would stick on the skin. I gave up within one hour. :p

i sometimes can do more or less but that day wasn't one of the more days for sure... :)


It's so great to have a local garden club!

it is there because i started it, so i do feel some obligation to keep showing up and i'm glad to be there. it is at the library and i like the library too so that is the other good reason to go. :)
 

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i got the tomatoes put up yesterday so today i can feed the worms inside and do other things since it is raining again. if the weather gives me enough of a break i can bury the scraps from yesterday.
 

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this round of weeding is getting closer to being done. just in time to start the next rounds mixed in with tomato processing and bean harvesting and some of the onions need their tops taken off for seeds if i want them. i think i don't need them but i have to check first... red, white, yellow... the giant sweet onions i now should have plenty of seeds. those were the ones i was short on last year...

an appt today was rescheduled so i have an extra part of the day if i happen to finish weeding earlier or the forecast rains come later. maybe i can get some tomatoes picked and canned. we'll see how it goes... :)
 

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