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JO the simple clean look of your home is so inviting to me!!!!
I love love love the simple clean look and your home shows that so well! the butterfly is still so pretty, I remember when ya put that up on your home!

I am SO CLOSE to rocking the front of my home. I pulled ALL plants/bushes from the front of the house long ago. Best thing I ever did I put in mulch first and planters across the front. Then I switched to pine needles cause it was so much faster to do the job and make it look great. But all the time I have been saying that I would love rock along the front and put my planters on it. Rock is one time Rock doesn't break down or fade and all that mess. Rock I think is gonna be my go to this fall! I think I am gonna take the plunge and do it!


oh yea any place that has to import food is rough. alaska, like all produce they sell is imports and cost a fortune. that is why so many in alaska have gardens and can their harvest. to survive against those costs.

What is crazy is I live in the 'cheap end of the US' in that I buy cheaper and don't do 'city prices' and all. I go on vacay to the beach and go out to eat in the tourist areas and a steak is $32.99 where around me at home it is like $14.99 HA HA I truly see how others do pay and what they face on prices. Bro Rich living in NJ says to go out to eat there ain't a meal on the menu under $25.99 to start.....not me girlie, I ain't paying those prices unless it is lobster and filet mignon LOL but Rich says that meal would cost $40 easily. crazy. But buying is a choice thank goodness and my frugal ways come into play and I spend what I am comfortable with. I don't have to 'have' anything ya know LOL

wow on your temps. I hope your summer doesn't melt you but I sure know when it kicks in you guys roast there.

I hear ya on the 'waste' at school. Time waste. my kiddo is doing what you guys are doing. the more 'free days' and movies and water day is coming up and off for teacher workdays more it seems and other things. IF THEY WENT TO SCHOOL and did just school crap then heck they could cut months off the school year cause they would get it all done but I guess it is more of a 'social' thing in a way?? I don't know but if I round it all together in general on what kiddo does in school, I have to say the people/teachers/staff etc are so good it is crazy. really good school she attends and I have to give them tons of credit!! so I guess all in all they are doing it right
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Hello warriors,

How is everyone doing today?
Tried to text yesterday but service was terrible here!
I am having a lot of fun playing at the water 💦 park. Indoor of course so a balmy 85. Karen, very tourist up here. When the kiddos were little we use to camp up here all the time and take kiddos to water park. Very cheap way to do the dells!
Have a terrific Tuesday and take care of yourself!
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Jo,
Beautiful house and front lawn.

Just how I like it neat and meticulous!
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Jo,

I luv that butterfly also. It works beautifully with the coloring of your home!
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Ahh, glad you are having fun Bernie.

I love and hate indoor water parks in that when I went to Grey Wolf Lodge for overnight stay (with buffet dinner included, it got super duper pricey) but omg the kiddos had a blast. ALL in the building with security so NO kid could get out any door without security around etc. The place is 'let you kid go wild' in the hotel and let me tell ya, kids too advantage of it. as an adult you got to grit your teeth and bear it LOL great for one time tho.......but me, not so lucky. came out of there with some type of UTI thing happening. the water????? who knows HA HA but after that I kinda thought, hmmm, sharing water with so many HAHA......but then again I think when the beach, yea, alot of water but heaven only knows what is IN that water truly, in fact I don't really want to think about it

ahhh, ya got me rambling!!

so happy you are having fun...after working so hard you sure need it. the 'touristy' dells are gonna have to be on my bucket list for sure
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Happy HUMP Day, WARRIORS!!!

Hope everyone is doing well and wishing each of you a totally kick Azz BAD Azz 100% OP day as usual!

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Karen:
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JO the simple clean look of your home is so inviting to me!!!!
I love love love the simple clean look and your home shows that so well! the butterfly is still so pretty, I remember when ya put that up on your home!
Remember, like you, Imma minimalist to the MAX!

I hate having "junk" & clutter around... way easier for me to be like that since I am QUEEN of my lil' castle and don't have to share my space with nobody but lil' Chico!

That pic was taken back when I first rocked in my "front" lawn (only the red rock area) that Spring Break I broke my leg, remember?

Later that same summer, I purchased two more butterflies b/c that wall needed a little something more:

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I am SO CLOSE to rocking the front of my home. I pulled ALL plants/bushes from the front of the house long ago. Best thing I ever did I put in mulch first and planters across the front. Then I switched to pine needles cause it was so much faster to do the job and make it look great. But all the time I have been saying that I would love rock along the front and put my planters on it. Rock is one time Rock doesn't break down or fade and all that mess. Rock I think is gonna be my go to this fall! I think I am gonna take the plunge and do it!
I don't think you'll regret it ONE bit!

I did it here for several reasons, 1) I only take care of my lawn b/c I don't like it looking funky... some people enjoy that kinda thing, me NOT so much at all; 2) I LIVE in the flippin' desert, IMHO, it's unconscionable to WASTE water on grass for crying out loud. Now if it were a nice garden of veggies, etc, that's a horse of a different color!

As for "lawn" care in those rocks, all I have to do is pull a few weeds every w/e... someone told me to just spray 'em... well if Imma gonna get that close to 'em with a bottle of spray, I might as well just yank those silly things up and save me some $$$$ b/c it doesn't kill ALL the weeds just the ones I sprayed! And I don't want no nasty dying weeds in my rocks!
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oh yea any place that has to import food is rough. alaska, like all produce they sell is imports and cost a fortune. that is why so many in alaska have gardens and can their harvest. to survive against those costs.
Exactly! A colleague of mine is from Alaska, she says she's paid upwards of $9 for a gallon of whole milk!
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What is crazy is I live in the 'cheap end of the US' in that I buy cheaper and don't do 'city prices' and all. I go on vacay to the beach and go out to eat in the tourist areas and a steak is $32.99 where around me at home it is like $14.99 HA HA I truly see how others do pay and what they face on prices. Bro Rich living in NJ says to go out to eat there ain't a meal on the menu under $25.99 to start.....not me girlie, I ain't paying those prices unless it is lobster and filet mignon LOL but Rich says that meal would cost $40 easily. crazy. But buying is a choice thank goodness and my frugal ways come into play and I spend what I am comfortable with. I don't have to 'have' anything ya know LOL
I guess we really don't know how lucky we have it until we hear the stories from other people around the country! Prices here are relatively inexpensive as well, I ain't complainin' one bit either! And you're right, buying is a CHOICE!
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wow on your temps. I hope your summer doesn't melt you but I sure know when it kicks in you guys roast there.
All I can say is thank goodness for AC!
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I hear ya on the 'waste' at school. Time waste. my kiddo is doing what you guys are doing. the more 'free days' and movies and water day is coming up and off for teacher workdays more it seems and other things. IF THEY WENT TO SCHOOL and did just school crap then heck they could cut months off the school year cause they would get it all done but I guess it is more of a 'social' thing in a way?? I don't know but if I round it all together in general on what kiddo does in school, I have to say the people/teachers/staff etc are so good it is crazy. really good school she attends and I have to give them tons of credit!! so I guess all in all they are doing it right
Thanks for sharing that about your DD's school basically wasting academic time like we do!

I wish we didn't b/c with our 40 min class periods, time just flies by crazy fast, it's UNBELIEVABLE!

I can't tell you how many times almost every single day the kiddos will say "OMG it can't be time to leave your class already???!!!"

Yeah, I teach the fun stuff and the kiddos do NOT wanna leave!

Berni:
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Tried to text yesterday but service was terrible here!
Glad you were able to get on yesterday to post, my friend!
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I am having a lot of fun playing at the water 💦 park. Indoor of course so a balmy 85.
I knew you'd be having fun and so good to hear that you're having such wonderful weather!

Yesterday, it was 62 and cloudy all day...no rain. Woke up to rain today and it's 38 outside, probably won't hit 60 today!

But I just want it to rain all day long... slowly b/c it floods here really badly if the rain falls too quickly. No not at my house since I live on top of a hill and everything flows down hill from me!
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Jo, Beautiful house and front lawn.

Just how I like it neat and meticulous!
Thanks! I know that you and I are very much a like!

My biggest dilemma is I HATE to clean, but I like IT clean... it's really quite the conundrum for sure! So the "like IT clean" part of me wins out every single time!!!
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I luv that butterfly also. It works beautifully with the coloring of your home!
Thanks, girlie! I butterflies!
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the butterflies set so well on your home. the color as a background and the vibrant of the butterfly. LOVE IT!


Ahhh don't get me started on weeds
I buy tons of roundup and that stuff is high. having 5 acres I can't control alot of it without help. But over the years I am letting more things just go wild around the barn areas and such. Hell I can't afford to pay to keep it up and weed whacking is NOT my thing. and hubby hates to weed whack also. I tell ya gal I am SO ready to sell and downsize just for the sheer less work of it all HAHA

in fact today is spray around pool area IF weather looks good for a few days. I am also checking internet into salt water and sugar water to kill. you spray sugar water on grass and it goes bye bye quick, but I am like you, pull up is cleaner faster. I hate dying ugly weeds LOL

water conservation is important but ya know what, who wants to water a lawn anyway? I mean I remember old days when my Mom would 'walk the yard' all day moving that darn sprinkler HAHA....she says now at 89 she regrets that time spent doing that useless thing LOL Pay for an expensive sprinkler inground system, nah, that would never happen!!!

HI ALL

CAMEL DAY
hope all the travelers are having a great time!!!!!

nothing much, just having to work on home stuff to get some problems handled.

never a dull moment around

have a fab day all, off to get this happening here
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