Can't begin to commence to start. Halp.

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  1. Doberluv

    Doberluv Active Member

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    [​IMG]How long do you think this will take me? Do you ever have what seems like too many things to do and it's hard to prioritize and everything becomes so chaotic?[​IMG] You don't know where to start? So, I wonder how long this will take because this is only the little incidental chores that I really thought I should get done today. I haven't even brought up the bigger things like building a flag stone patio and water fall. LOL. So, I am procrastinating by hanging out online. Smart, huh? :rolleyes: Who wants to help me? Do you make lists? What is on your list today? But first, give me some advice on how to get started. What should I do first? Should this be able to be done in one day? Or two? [​IMG]


    Things to do:

    1) plant new snapdragons and marigolds and decide where to put those two heather plants. Do something about drab looking hanging baskets. Maybe get more impatiens to replace spent perennials. (note to self: Do not plant short blooming perennials in hanging baskets in the future.):rolleyes:

    2) dead-head all spent flowers front and back yard

    3) spread some top soil over area of lawn that Andrew made dents in from driving the Kuboda over. Grade dented areas. Put down grass seed and peat moss in bare spots.

    4) Put some grass fertilizer on spinach and other anemic looking plants. Put a little more lime on Lilac bush and fertilize evergreens. Put a little aluminium sulfate on Hydrangea bushes.

    5) Go to Home Depot or Lowes:
    Buy more Miracle Grow (2 - 3 boxes) Return time release crap that doesn't work worth a dang.
    Buy aluminium sulfate
    Buy small stepping stones for little path through garden
    Buy some more Zinnias and some Allysum or Lobelia to put around Zinnias and marigolds.
    Buy a few Geraniums or something else to put along east fence line in back.
    Figure out something to plant outside of fence on other side of gate...maybe more sweet peas like other side?
    Should I buy new hoses or fix old leaking ones?

    6) Go to Benjamin Moore. Buy sample size of stain for fence and try on inconspicuous area first.

    7)Put post caps on fence if it is dry out today

    6)Knock down wasp nest that I sprayed the other day

    7) Check to see if sweet peas are still alive after hitting them with wasp spray too.

    8) Sharpen lawn mower blade that I ruined running over metal thing. Put new oil in. Mow back yard.

    9)Cut out the biggest, baddest brown spots from dog pee and re-plant. Dig out weeds with a screw driver or other implement. Fertilize, water and next day spray fungicide on lawn to kill red thread. (or what I think is red thread)

    10) Spread top soil over crummy areas of back lawn, scratch up hard soil areas, and throw more grass seed in bare spots.

    11) Move that pink perennial thing somewhere else so heather can go in that spot.

    11) Run dishwasher

    12)Take Jose` for a walk.

    13) Don't get too tired to bbq chicken. It needs to be cooked today! Or tomorrow.

    14) Oh! Don't forget to pay those bills that are due in short while.
     
  2. JessLough

    JessLough Love My Mutt

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    I don't make lists, cause then I see everything I need to do, get overwhelmed and don't even start.

    Though I'd probably split that list into 2 days..
     
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    You could hire me to come do your yard work. :p
     
  4. Kaydee

    Kaydee Guest

    That's it!!! We'll do your yard work and you can clean and toss my desk area n bleach the floor
     
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    easy peesy ,

    start dishwasher and pay bill while eating lunch , then walk the dog.

    come back and read .

    done......

    ow you wanted to do this all ?

    well then do above then hire romy to do ya yard stuff. while you run to the store to do the buying stuff.
     
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    ^Best post ever.^
     
  8. smkie

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    Get up really early before it's hot, walk dog, do garden chores for an hour or so every day. then tackle the rest.
     
  9. Doberluv

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    Yeah! Lunch break. Instead of paying bills while eating lunch, I'll pop in on Chaz. lol. Okay, Jess. If I don't make lists, I really don't know what the hell I'm doing. Just wait till you're almost 60. LOL. It's hell just keeping one or two things straight. I don't think even two days is going to cut it at the rate I'm going now. Maybe you're right though...the list. If I didn't have a list, I wouldn't think I had anything to do.:rofl1:

    Smkie...I DO get up early! Between 5:30 and 6:30. But first I have to waste about an hour drinking coffee and Internetting. LOL. But you're right. It's best to do a lot of that stuff before it gets hot. Of course, it doesn't get all that hot here usually.
    I'm ready for a rest right now. LOL.

    So, what I got done was planting those snap dragons and marigolds, fertilizing the evergreen things, dead heading. I moved this lily thing and planted the heather in it's spot. It came apart so I got three out of the one and had to find a place to squeeze those in. LOL. This place is going to be bustin' with flowers. Shopping is out of the question until maybe tomorrow. I'm so tired and I feel like I hardly got anything done.

    Romy. You're hired. When can you start? Do you have someone to watch the kids? Or can they help? Andrew is too busy building my arbor and doing those bigger jobs.

    Stardogs, you're right, of course.
    Describes me to a T. LOL. That is the funniest thing I've seen in a long time.

    Kaydee...Bleach the floor? What ever for? Toss the desk area? Well, okay. I can do that. lol.

    So, does anyone else make lists? Is that like O.C.D? :D
     
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    :rofl1: I don't need to go to the liquor store. I am a liquor store...got the cupboards stocked and ready in case of emergency. :p
     
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    LMAO! Good idea. :) Drunk gardening is so much more fun, and the time just flies by. Stay away from sharp things though.

    Honestly... I wish that was my to do list, rather than my day at work today. And tomorrow. I've been getting ALL of the huge, wild, untrained large dog desheds and it takes hours to get the undercoat out of all of my orifices/eyes/eyelashes/hair/eyebrows. Goldens and GSDs all day! My job makes me not want a GSD, having to deal with all of these unbelievably annoying dogs. I'd much rather plant pretty flowers than blow out 10 lbs of fur. It would probably hurt my back much less too.
     
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    I am glad to be able to say I do this (for work) nearly daily :lol-sign:
     
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    Sad thing is, I could do it tomorrow or Thursday. :rofl1: Aurelia is a pro, she helps me garden all the time. I have her totally trained to know what a weed is and how to remove them by the roots. :cool: Sam would have to stay with my parents though because he likes to eat beauty bark.

    I make lists. It helps me make sure nothing important is forgotten, and that way I can budget time so I'm not all running around messing up and having to retake the same steps over and over.
     
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    Ihart...I had GSDs. And a Lab. I totally get what you're talking about with the copious amounts of dog hair. You could maybe sell it for knitting sweaters. Or get into that hobby yourself. I remember big handfuls, wads of hair throughout the house and the need to brush and brush and brush. I used a rubber curry that I had for the horses...the kind with a couple rows of blunt teeth around the edges. Those work surprisingly well. Horses shed a lot too in spring. Unbelievable. As far as the back goes...I'm not so sure. My back is killing me. All that digging, bending over, squatting down for hours on end is proving to be causing a seriously achy back. This morning, I'm so sore. I hope it doesn't go out on me. I use to be able to work outside all day long and doing heavier stuff than this is. Goes to show how age works it's curse on the body.

    Jess...no kidding? You work in a liquor store? That would be a pretty interesting place to work. You could learn a lot about all the different kinds of booze. lol.

    Romy! That's fantastic how Aurelia can pull weeds by their roots. Kids hardly ever get that, especially ones so young. Good training! And that's hard to know a weed from some of the little plants that come up when they seed themselves. Pretty cute, I'd say. Sam eats beauty bark? Yuck. Well, I don't have much beauty bark left... save for a little on the side of the house that the builder put here. Otherwise, I'm using black mulch everywhere. It doesn't have all those chemicals they put on beauty bark and it isn't acidic, which most of the flowers appreciate, but the Rhodies don't. But there are a great deal of poisonous plants around, to be sure. Does he eat Rhododendron leaves? I do have some spinach coming up he could have. lol.
     

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