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The last 5 times we were on vacation the house was robbed by the people who were supposed to be watching and "safe-guarding" the place...  you know, my wife's SON?  And his WIFE??

Anyway, there is a SMALL chance that five weeks of drug rehab did some good, combined with me threatening his actual life, with a .38 pistol shoved in his gut, a LARGE combat knife against his throat, a whole lot of obvious anger, and "I Don't give a solitary SHIT if I spend the rest of my life in jail, if we find so much as a paperclip missing this time when we get back you junkie piece of shit, I will carve you like a Thanksgiving turkey and put six rounds in whatever is left before they drag me off to jail."

Looks like it worked.  We're not missing anything other than the alcohol in the tantalus, and I suspect that lasted all of maybe a day.  (Half of a 1.5 litre of mediocre gin, a bottle of Korean Soju, and maybe a pint of vodka.  He can go through twice that in one sitting....And he HATES gin.)

Spent the day with the scythe, mostly, cutting the hay (grass) that ought to be the back lawn.   Also sprayed insecticidal soap on the squash and tomatoes in the garden, as well as putting down some diatomaceous earth for the squash beetles and stink-bugs that are trying to get into our veggie patch.  Killed the first of the Japanese beetles today, and set the pheromone traps to get the worst of them off the flowers and herbs.  I put the traps in the far corners of the property, so as to keep the bugs from being attracted to the garden area and the flower beds.

Found some squash beetle eggs (smooshed them) and one adult squash beetle on the acorn/butternut/zucchini patch.  Going to go through the whole patch leaf by leaf tomorrow and see if there are any other eggs or bugs to be caught and killed.

Scythed/mowed over half an acre today, trying to get the place back into shape.  The idiots may have managed to keep the thievery to a minimum this time, but they didn't even water the plants on the deck.  Everything needs some attention, and I am not sure there is enough of me left to give it.  Getting the mowing done (mostly with the scythe, but some string-trimmer work once I got the damned 2-stroke engine working again) cost me more than I can probably afford, mobility-wise.  I really wish I had someone here young enough to put out the effort, who I could teach and educate about how this minor ecosystem works, and the implications of the inter-relations of this acre of ground and the rest of the living world.

I don't go as much as a day without missing my son.......
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General Discussion / Re: RE: Klaranth's "testing something" post...
« Last post by Klaranth on June 22, 2018, 07:24:31 PM »
Gentleman, Zombie, please play nice .....
I'm trying, but I keep getting accused of not thinking, or not knowing, or not paying attention.

I might just create a ' Dome of Discontent' here, and anyone that got a beef with someone can go there, and they can duke it out.  Afterwards, I delete the dome unseen, and reset it for the next group that needs it.

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General Discussion / Re: RE: Klaranth's "testing something" post...
« Last post by firehawk on June 22, 2018, 07:13:28 PM »
Gentleman, Zombie, please play nice .....
I'm trying, but I keep getting accused of not thinking, or not knowing, or not paying attention.
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General Discussion / Re: The semi-official "hugpile" thread...
« Last post by hollyberry79 on June 22, 2018, 03:44:57 PM »
INCOMING!

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General Discussion / Re: RE: Klaranth's "testing something" post...
« Last post by shargo on June 22, 2018, 01:41:25 PM »
I'm pondering when they will announce their marriage...
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General Discussion / Re: RE: Klaranth's "testing something" post...
« Last post by Klaranth on June 22, 2018, 12:30:54 PM »
Answers to unsaid questions, possibly to come. Firehawk, why does it look like you are not thinking at the moment.

mote
Perhaps because you're not paying attention. :)

Gentleman, Zombie, please play nice .....
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General Discussion / Re: RE: Klaranth's "testing something" post...
« Last post by firehawk on June 22, 2018, 11:50:12 AM »
Answers to unsaid questions, possibly to come. Firehawk, why does it look like you are not thinking at the moment.

mote
Perhaps because you're not paying attention. :)
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General Discussion / Re: RE: Klaranth's "testing something" post...
« Last post by mote on June 22, 2018, 10:05:41 AM »
Answers to unsaid questions, possibly to come. Firehawk, why does it look like you are not thinking at the moment.

mote
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General Discussion / Re: Where the Hedgehog have you been?
« Last post by firehawk on June 22, 2018, 07:13:28 AM »
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General Discussion / Re: The semi-official "hugpile" thread...
« Last post by oot on June 22, 2018, 02:26:51 AM »
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