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Reasons to be cheerful!

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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #4590 on: April 19, 2021, 06:26:34 PM »
bck ssome thirty years ago when i stole my wife away from her husband and we ran off together, she was an avid plant person. th ehouse we lived uin was a riot of flowers, vines, and fruit trees. then we had many years of pretty bleak poverty where we didn't spend much time on beauty.

now the kids are fledging and we're starting to get some better financial stability, and she's starting to pay more attention to plants. the latest is a shelf of carnivorous plants she's disovered in a local nursery



she called me up and told me she had found a shef of pitcher plants in the nursery, of all things, and was going to buy one. i think they're beautiful, and fascinating, and told her to buy two



i don't know how they fill up th epitchers under the caps. you're supposed to mist them.

in addition, she found a sundew, which i have never in my life even seen



and our venus flytrap, which has successfully survived the winter and is busy reducing our fly population at an infintesimally ineffective rate



the flytrap bloomed with a beutiful little flower on a tall stem. anotheris coing up and i'll post a picture when it pops


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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #4591 on: April 21, 2021, 12:42:52 PM »
I had a good breakfast, am about to lounge in the tub for a bit, and then I'm going to the gym.
 

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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #4592 on: April 22, 2021, 01:56:27 AM »
I have had ants of various species in my yard and my driveway. The fire ants are mean little bastards whose bite is venomous.

Soaring around on You Tube I found a simple way to dispatch the miserable beasties.   About 60 ccs of granulated sugar and about 15 or 20 ccs of Borax.  Somewhere around a three to one mix is about right but not a critical proportion.  Mix with just enough water to make a slurry.   Place a little bit of that potion near the ant bed. Within two hours, the ant colony will be wiped out. The greedy little bastards will consume the potion and also take some of it back into their den to share with the others including the queen.  Borax kills ants....who knew such a simple and common substance could be so effective?   Borax is also a marvelous cleaner for all sorts of uses.  Cheap too.

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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #4593 on: April 22, 2021, 05:44:14 PM »
venus flytrap flower



about the size of a shilling, ifany of you still remember thatfar back

a nickel to the yanks


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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #4594 on: April 23, 2021, 05:48:53 AM »

“I've had several "spiritual" or numinous experiences over the years, but never felt that they were the product of anything but the workings of my own mind in reaction to the universe.” ~Recusant

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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #4595 on: April 23, 2021, 11:45:32 AM »
They look like hungry baby birds.
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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #4596 on: April 23, 2021, 03:50:17 PM »
i never knew they flowered

not a plant to be trusting around, if youre an insect attracted to nectar, tho


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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #4597 on: April 23, 2021, 06:20:42 PM »
Feed me, Seymour!  ;D

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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #4598 on: April 28, 2021, 02:17:41 PM »
A friend of mine is really into venus flytraps. She calls them her "babies"  ;D

She would get really angry at people poking their "mouths" to see them close. She told me they close them only a certain number of times before shrivelling up. Interesting trivia.   ;D
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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #4599 on: April 28, 2021, 06:58:18 PM »
i didnt know they ever opened again. i thought they were single-shot


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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #4600 on: April 29, 2021, 07:32:17 PM »
I have a now phone. So the battery now lasts longer!
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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #4601 on: May 05, 2021, 02:30:59 AM »
im home!

for a bit anyway.

my three bosses want me to take their new truck to our lease company to gey it ibspected, so i have tomorrow off. then ill take the new tractor and tgeir brand new driver to get him through orientation.

then my trucking company goes from three bosses and one driver, to three boss3s and two drivers.

all we need is another driver but they srem to be rare. because i are one, this seems odd tto me.


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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #4602 on: May 05, 2021, 05:31:17 AM »
im home!

for a bit anyway.

my three bosses want me to take their new truck to our lease company to gey it ibspected, so i have tomorrow off. then ill take the new tractor and tgeir brand new driver to get him through orientation.

then my trucking company goes from three bosses and one driver, to three boss3s and two drivers.

all we need is another driver but they srem to be rare. because i are one, this seems odd tto me.
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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #4603 on: May 05, 2021, 11:55:02 AM »
i thought originally there was just my boss the truck mechanic, who troubleshoots and fixes the truck. but he works away from the house two weeks at a time so i mostly work  with his wife, boss number two, who is also a truck mechanic and handles parts and logistics.  then while i was out the first week i found out that they were partnered with boss number three, a field supervisor for the same company, who i had never heard of, but who handles the business side and such. so all three of them divide the company up, and when i communicate with them i send everything to all three. it appears to work so far

if they get a total of three drivers we ll have a staggered rotation in which two drivers are in a truck of their own two on one off, and the third dtiver's two weeks is in each truck for one week while the other driver of that truck is on home time.



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