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Speaking Of Hobbies.....

Postby Kelly Harris » July 21st, 2015, 7:45 pm

This is how I spend some of my spare time in the summer. I love my plants and flowers and this is only my second year growing veggies. I have limited space for veggies so I chose to grow a small amount in 5 gallon pails. I guess you could call them self-watering, although you still have to water them, but there's a reservoir in the bottom of the bucket and a fill tube at the top so I have to water maybe once per week. The pails are covered in burlap so they're not so ugly. Almost everything in the beds seem a bit stunted as it's been extremely dry but the grass is finally starting to green up from the bit of rain these last few days. We replaced the last section of fence and the surface of the deck this year. We still have the stairs and skirting to do which will happen in the next couple of weeks. The short stacks of lumber under the deck are to keep Chloe, our smaller dog, from disappearing under the deck. It's been a busy summer! We're maybe 3 months away from paying off the mortgage and when that's done we start saving for new siding and windows.

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The tree stump is coming out just as soon as I dig up the plants around it.
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Ripped the chrome off the side my car this past weekend. It looks so much better!
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Re: Speaking Of Hobbies.....

Postby Terry W » July 21st, 2015, 7:49 pm

Kelly that looks pretty nice. Too bad it all gets covered up with that funny white stuff part of the year. :S:

Also a big "pre" congratulations on the mortgage. :TU: :B:
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Re: Speaking Of Hobbies.....

Postby Kelly Harris » July 21st, 2015, 8:04 pm

Thanks Terry, we've been working hard to pay it off early, especially my hubby. He's such a good man. We've sacrificed a few things, going out for dinner, vacations, etc., but it will be paid off 11 years early!

Ya you had to mention the white stuff, thanks for the reminder. :grin:
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Re: Speaking Of Hobbies.....

Postby JESS » July 21st, 2015, 8:55 pm

Kudos to you both!
Paying off that mortgage may be the smartest move you have made. The place is looking great, even the Hen & Chicks you were concerned about.
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Re: Speaking Of Hobbies.....

Postby JESS » July 21st, 2015, 9:04 pm

Kelly-
One other thing---
Save EVERY part of that Magnum! Do not toss any part that came on it. Being a limited production vehicle that everyone loves, It's value will increase with true age. In no time at all, that chrome could become almost priceless. It may well be the '57 Chevy, or '67 Camaro of our time. Not to mention the Mopars of history.
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Re: Speaking Of Hobbies.....

Postby Kelly Harris » July 21st, 2015, 9:26 pm

Thanks Jess I appreciate it!

As far as Maggie, the chrome already went in the trash but yes everything else I'll keep from now on. Not everyone loves the Magnum, in fact Mike hates it, hates the look of it and hates driving it. But, its mine and I love it so I guess that's all that matters. :grin:
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Re: Speaking Of Hobbies.....

Postby JESS » July 21st, 2015, 9:42 pm

Kelly-
While you can, purchase NOS replacement chrome. Back in the day, few people cared for the looks of the Nomad either, but today, just some of the NOS parts cost almost as much as the original car did.
That wagon is what is known as an orphan, because it's parents gave up on it. It is destined to become collectible. Sorry Mike, I wish I had one to hide in the garage.
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Re: Speaking Of Hobbies.....

Postby Charles » July 22nd, 2015, 4:23 am

Very nice looking place Kelly, Very nice.....Way to go on the Mortgage ....Last garden I planted the deer ate, pulled the black eyed peas up and ate the roots even, was a dry summer, guess my garden was the only thing being watered...No time this week or weekend to play here, getting ready to go to RODGERS AR for the MAMBA convention this weekend!!!
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Re: Speaking Of Hobbies.....

Postby randypitcher » July 22nd, 2015, 11:44 am

You have a very nice home Kelly!!

Charles, for the deer, my grandfather used to hang bars of soap around his garden. He claimed that the soap kept the deer away!
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Re: Speaking Of Hobbies.....

Postby Kelly Harris » July 22nd, 2015, 11:54 am

Thanks everyone!

I don't have a deer problem, obviously with me being in the city, but my mom does with them eating her roses. I read online about the bars of soap as well, particularly Irish Spring. I can't blame them, I wouldn't want to smell that either!
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