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Monday, July 21, 2008

Lucy, you got some splaining to do...

It has been brought to my attention that I have been neglecting my on line family, ie not posting much on my blog. Well, as you might or might not know, I have been spending a lot of my internet time learning about editing, customizing and generally tearing up my test blogs, I already knew how to make web pages, HTML is fairly straight forward, when I was learning HTML and DHTML, I chose to ignore CSS (cascading style sheets) because I preferred doing everything myself, I didn't want to have to learn a new code that would basically do the same thing I could do in HTML, that being said, it turns out that Blogger relies heavily on CSS, I can't ignore it any more if I want to really customize the look and feel of my blogs. So these last couple of weeks, I have been learning, researching, head scratching, testing, making mistakes and trying to figure out what happened... all about CSS, fortunately I am smart enough to make test blogs, several in fact, to play with and learn on, otherwise, this blog would have been changing (sometimes for the good, sometimes not...) over and over again, not a good thing. I have greatly enjoyed learning how all of this works, I guess I truly have a bit of geek inside somewhere...

Excuses aside...

So, now on to what has been going on the outside... The garden is doing great, it's been raining pretty much every day, sometimes once a day, sometimes 3-4 times a day (and night), so I haven't had to water the garden much, but I do have to go out once a week (or so) and dust with diatomaceous earth, the bugs aren't really too bad, but I don't want them to get a foothold, the biggest problem I have had is cutworms, so when I first plant something, I have to watch it closely, the first sign that something is breaking ground, I start dusting liberally, once the plant is 5 or 6 inches tall, and has more than the original 2 leaves that start, then it's pretty well safe from the cutworms. I planted more things for the fall, they haven't sprouted yet, but I expect to see something happening soon.

Right now, Bob is outside, improving the north deck, that is where we go in and out of the house, he put a roof over it, and is now working on making it stronger and better, I'm not sure exactly what he is doing, I hear the drill going and occasional words I can't repeat here (grin!!!), whatever it is, I am sure it will be just fine, it usually is.

We ran out of propane last week, or was it 2 weeks ago? Anyhoo, I got 2 small canisters from the country store to hold us over, I haven't been cooking much to save the gas for Bob to make coffee, this place runs on coffee, at least as far as Bob is concerned. I have been trying to hook up with someone going in to town, the bigger one farther away, can't get propane in the nearby town. Haven't been able to make any headway until yesterday, we found out that a couple of our friends were carpooling to town today, we asked if they could take the 2 propane tanks with them and get them filled, no problem, Bob met them at the country store this morning on their way out, and passed the gas (canisters) over to them, along with some money. When they got back, they dropped the cannisters off by the country store for us to pick up. We are about to do that now, so it's time for me to stop typing, get Bob away from his power tools and hop in the Bug. Maybe we will make a quick detour on the way and visit someone. :)


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