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Barb Bliss

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  1. I need to walk back and forth, so I gave them some cracked corn (I had bought for the ice when the hardware store was out of sand) as a peace offering. They ate the corn and then waddled away. Since then I've had the song "Jimmy Cracked Corn and I don't care" rattling around in my brain.
  2. Here we go again. Same rotation, aching broken bones, and everything.
  3. Yeah. Use shredded versus chips though. Helps keep them from floating away. It doesn't help with the tree seedlings, but they are easier to pull through the mulch. Once I get the tree seedlings out of the way, I spend about 10 minutes a week to weed my entire yard. Neil and Mark across the street and I have a little game we play. When I'm doing my spring work and are pulling tree seedlings they say "Nanner nanner boo boo". When they are cutting their grass and edging I say "Nanner nanner boo boo" back to them. Another help is to put newspaper under the mulch. That's too much putzing for me, but I know people that do that and swear by it.
  4. I've backed it for now, especially since they have a fixed shipping for US specified.
  5. @RomyCat, Saw this in my email. It seems quite popular with all the people sending me emails for backing it. Sorry no link...
  6. @GhostChopper, A lot has changed in a couple of weeks. Note: pay no attention to frost protection sheets in the first shot. It got down to 36 over night.
  7. One nice day in a week of rain otherwise, and the neighbors were out and chatting on the front steps. The kids really got big over the winter. Brauer is only 9 months old, but is going to be a BIG guy like his daddy. Teddy decided there was more room by the tree in order to eat his ice cream.
  8. We just finished Gugong. Most of the time it was figuring out the rules, but I was much to hospitable of a host as I was dead last. I want to play it again before I forget it. Maybe I'll try a solo game tomorrow.
  9. That sucks. I had water in my basement once when we had a monsoon, and it knocked out my power. I now have a backup sump pump and a generator waiting patiently in my garage. Note: kitty litter helps absorb humidity.
  10. The storm is curling around to be north north west now.
  11. @tgpumpkin: Brother, I think you need this... https://www.plowhearth.com/en/Halloween-Decorations/Headless-Halloween-Pumpkin-Holder-Figure/p/65F98
  12. Friday, I got an email from John and Linda asking me if I wanted to sneak in a pontoon ride on their new pontoon before the weather turned. Uh, YEAH! It looks like a floating cocktail lounge. 73 degrees and sunny. Music playing through the speakers. Wine/cheese/crackers/grapes while floating in the middle of the lake with a gentle breeze. Several pairs of Canadian Geese with their new really ugly baby honkers paddling beside them nearby. Then a quick spin around half the lake, and then steaks and baked potatoes on the grill. A nice and relaxing afternoon/evening before the weather turns ugly for a week. Note: everyone should have a good friend with a pontoon.
  13. @Adam was right. I dug up most of my annuals and stuck them in pots. smh 🤬 On the bright side, some neighbors stopped in to say hi before the big storms hit. The way she was waddling, I think she's in the family way.
  14. Guess what's lumbering north by north east? Looks to get here around an hour after games start. I must be getting old. I'm blowing off games tonight.
  15. We are definitely related, brother. I thought the same thing.
  16. I started work on the fountain garden this afternoon. I didn't finish that garden as I was diverted by the promise of Punch Pizza. But I did get the pump out of the basement, installed it, and it still works. I got to listen to the water trickling down while I was working.
  17. Whenever I wear a new sweatshirt or shirt that I really like, I end up slopping some sort of food on it. It's really weird how chronic the issue is. The last time it happened, I wore my new Michigan State grey sweatshirt to the local pub and ordered a burger and a beer. Once my burger showed up, I shook the mustard jar, and of course the lid wasn't screwed on. You guessed it. Mustard EVERYWHERE. I never did quite get the yellow stain out. Of course the waitress felt terrible as I told her about my spill curse while ordering, so I wouldn't order something that was prone to dripping. Any who, while I was in the yard (and far past the point of enjoyment), Emma came over and asked me if I wanted to go out for pizza with her and her mom (that is visiting). Uh, yeah! I ended up wearing my brand new ladybug t-shirt that has to be washed in cold water, inside out, and on the delicate setting. I seriously stopped and contemplated not wearing it because I didn't want to spill on it. I decided to just wear it and get it over with. We ended up going to Punch Pizza. It's a Vera Pizza Napoletana member, wood burning pizza place. I got the "Milanese" (ham, roasted red pepper, gorganzola, and basil). On the third slice, I took the first bite, and tomato sauce/red pepper fell off the slice and onto my new lady bug shirt. SMH
  18. We usually don't split up, so I'm guessing either 6 person co-op Nemesis or Massive Darkness.
  19. I was hoping to play one of them on Sunday, but on short notice, all 5 people rsvp'ed they are coming on Sunday, so we'll have 6 people.
  20. I have several games in this state: Gugong, Photosynthesis, and Escape Plan come to mind.
  21. I hope the children can be repaired.
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