Friday, June 14, 2013

Duck Tape - Garden Update - Birthday - Accident - Temperatures


Duck Tape, what a great resource to use for repairing all kinds of things; like my husband’s reclining chair. Where your body touches the recliner, the material started peeling.  No, it’s not leather, it’s that stuff we call pleather.  The cushion constantly peels leaving a fine layer of pleather pieces on the floor in different parts of the house.  Instead of sewing a cushion cover, I decided to use brown Duck Tape.  This stopped the peeling and covered the worn spot.  The tape works for me…….that is until we purchase a new chair for Bulldog Man. 

Did you know Duck Tape comes in a multitude of colors and designs to include but not limited to; animal prints, college and NFL football team logos/colors? 

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Garden update on several areas:
Arugula, time to harvest and place in salads.
Collards, still growing, need to spray because bugs are eating at them.
Lettuce, Boston and Mesculin, ready for harvest.
Asparagus, bolting.
Tomatoes, Dad’s Sunset and Purple Russian both need cages and more time to grow.
I’m not sure what this is, it popped up in my Tomato above ground box.  This may be a melon of some sort or squash, your thoughts?
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Yesterday, June 13th was my Birthday.  I told Bulldog Man and Tank I really didn’t want to celebrate, I just wanted some quiet time to relax and maybe catch a pizza in town.  Earlier in the day, I went to court with our son Tank to settle a case regarding his injuries from being jumped and injured at his previous job.  It took months to get to court.  When we went into the court room, the entire process took 10 minutes and the case was settled and closed.  I’m happy this case is over, and our son is in the process of healing.  He still doesn’t have 100 percent usage of his hand and shoulder.
Later that evening while enjoying my birthday pizza in town, I received a phone call from Tank; he informed me a young male driver in a Silverado decided to turn in front of him to get a parking space located off the side of the road.  Let me explain the situation.  In town there are several streets that are one way.  Main Street has 3 lanes, all of which head east.  Along side of the street on both sides are parking spaces.  Tank was driving his truck in the left lane east bound when another truck was driving east in the middle lane.  All of a sudden, the middle truck decides he wants to park on the left side of the street, cutting across my son’s lane with no regard to any traffic.  Instead of watching for vehicles in the left lane, this young man turned his truck toward the parking space on the left side of the street: driving right into our son’s massive 1 ton truck’s front quarter panel.  Damaged the front right side of our son’s truck, pushing in the big bumper he made for the truck. Squished the front quarter panel and the hood of the truck into the engine area.  So much for a quiet birthday L
I’m looking forward to the weekend; I have Saturday to do a few things around the house.  Then on Sunday, I return to Texas to help my Dad.
Temperatures have peaked into the high 90’s.  Any type of gardening or yard work this time of the year is done in the early morning hours or later in the evening when the sun starts to go down. 


17 comments:

  1. Well .. at least the duct tape is brown ;) I'm looking to buy a (small) recliner .. will stay away from pleather. Sorry to read of the mishap with your son's truck! Glad he wasn't in the vehicle.

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    1. Mrs. Mac,

      The tape is brown and I also cover the chair with a large towel. Pleather doesn't hold up. My son was in the vehicle, he was driving in the extreme left lane. No one was hurt!

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  2. First off happy birthday!!!

    Second I love purple russian tomatoes and they are a very heavy producer.

    third Happy Birthday!!!

    Forth It's a plant!!! :)

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    1. PP,

      Thank you!!!

      This is the first year at trying purple Russians, can't wait to harvest tomatoes.

      I know it's a plant, just don't know what type.

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  3. Duck tape is an amazing and handy thing!

    Looks like your garden is coming right along! I actually planted a few things in tubs yesterday. We will see how they do!

    Sorry about the not so quiet birthday! Happy Birthday though! Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. DesertHen,

      Yes, Duck Tape is amazing.
      People actually make dresses out of it.

      Thank you for the birthday wish. I will have a nice weekend.

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  4. Sorry about your son's accident- glad he was ok, but I know that is frustrating...so many people seem to be driving with blinders on nowadays..I can't count how many near misses I have had with folks driving like they are the only ones on the road!

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    1. Terri,

      It's very frustrating, especially since he's a great driver and is very careful.

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  5. Happy Birthday!

    Did you know that there is glow in the dark duck tape? I have been thinking of getting some for my son. I know I will regret it though, but it seems like a fun thing.

    Your mystery plant looks like a squash of some sort to me. It looks like it is producing male flowers right now, so soon it should pop the female flowers and then you get to see what it is. hehe

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    1. Heather,

      Thank you my friend for the birthday wish.
      I had no idea there was glow in the dark duck tape.
      I can only imagine what your son would tape up in his room. The walls for instance, lol

      Thank you for the information regarding my mystery plant. This seed must of come from the compost I added to my soil.

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  6. Happy (belated) Birthday!

    Bad & inconsiderate drivers are one of my biggest pet peeves! It's as if they are entitled to do whatever they feel like it at any time & it's your job to get our of their way just because they never learned the rules of the road. And, don't get me started on cell phones & texting. Drives me crazy!

    While driving down a major road the other day, we came upon a driver slowing down, speeding up, veering. Justin was getting pissed because there were a couple of times that he veered over a foot into our lane. When we were coming up on a red light, he was to our right, I looked down into his vehicle & yes, he was texting. I rolled down the window & screamed at him to stop!!! He looked at me like I was the one doing something wrong. I'm gonna get myself shot one of these days....

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    1. DFW,

      Thank you my friend for the birthday wish.

      Bad drivers drive me crazy, especially those on the cell phone or texting. Be careful when confronting drivers, you never know what you're going to come against.

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  7. Happy belated birthday Sandy!....Mine is today (15th) except I call it a "passover" now.

    Granddaughter buys all of that fancy duct tape and makes purses and wallets...Your plant looks like a cucumber to me!

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    1. Mamma Bear,

      Thank you so very much for the Birthday Wish. Happy Birthday To You!!!!

      I heard about the kids making clothes, purses and wallets. That is so cool!

      Cucumber hmmmmmm, sounds good to me. We will see soon enough.

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  8. Happy Belated Birthday, sweet Sandy! (i'm always a day late and a dollar short, eh?). your chair and your garden look lovely...and yes...jambaloney has duct tape in a variety of colours - bahahahahah! i am so glad that Tank wasn't hurt but jeesh eh? i hope that even tho your birthday wasn't "quiet", i hope you at least pigged out on some yummy pizza!!!!

    your friend,
    kymber

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