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Oh, the guys working on the cell tower road and all said that they wouldn't be here this coming week, but should be back the following week. Have another job in NC they are working on... But the one guy said that they will come look at the boxwoods and what I want down/gone. So the D@#N closing better be soon.... I am not doing much here as I want to move stuff without all the packing and unpacking.... but I am getting antsy to do SOMETHING. Painting and all HAS to be done first..... and getting the bathroom done.... and the boxwoods have to go before I can get any kind of a storage building type thing there to house the freezers and such since that is in the area I want it behind the house but accessible...:he:he:barnie:barnie:barnie:hit:hit:hit:hit:duc:duc:th:th:th
 

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There is a GOOD side to this slooow close....double payments haven't started yet! And, the sellers may agree to let you down those boxwoods even if not closed (hope it is!) to fit the crew schedule. You said they wanted them out anyway...pros doing would be a plus for them.

Bear -- ok, cute in their own place. LOL We have some black bear here and I have never seen one near my farm, except on the back of a truck at a check station. It was from 10 miles off. We do have many of them in the Dismal Swamp, say 30 miles away. I'm good with none here!! One day I thought there were a couple at the rear of the farm, next field over. To the naked eye, they were piddling along as big black forms. Binocs showed it to be two huge wild turkeys, posturing to one another. Whew!

We FINALLY got rain here...Thursday. A good rain. More coming with the hurricane, prob Tues. That's good -- the rain -- as we've been deprived and extremely hot all of July. Pastures -- geesh. You know all about grass and rain!!
 

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I so feel your pain! Nearly 40 years ago, my ex and I bought a house. We went to the bank on the corner, filled out an application, put down a hefty down payment, closed, moved in. It was NOTHING like buying a house now, where you are looked at with suspicion like you are a criminal of the lowest kind. It is a wonder to me that people still buy homes, it is a horrible process.
 

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Yeah, if I push @Senile_Texas_Aggie , it will be someone right into the wall with a "we are going to do this closing today, aren't we" ?????

Getting hot and sticky again. only got down to 71 , already mid 80's but very "close". Sun coming and going, some clouds. Supposed to maybe get some wet stuff, the sky is black to the south. But the models on the radar have it staying just to the east as it travels up along the mountains. Depends on whether it gets into the Shenandoah valley as it comes up from Roanoke..... the valley falls between the blue ridge and the appalachians.... and it sorta "starts" down around Roanoke where the blue ridge mtns rise to the east and the appalachians are west of the Shen valley. Sometimes it gets trapped coming up between, sometimes if it is coming in from one side or another, it is stopped by the mountains and we get very little here.
Quite a breeze out there now that we didn't have earlier.
Got all my sample bottles for the farm this aft and the ones for the farm tomorrow in the racks I use. Got a text reminding me about the PT appt in the morning. I think I may leave early and go see about some paint at lowes. You can pay and get some sample cans of colors you are thinking about and I may go do that so I can see what they will look like as soon as this closing happens. Then I can get the full gallons or whatever I am going to need for the different rooms. I am thinking to do the kitchen and bathroom the same in a light yellow semi-gloss for easier washing/wiping. Probably do the same color in the utility room since it adjoins. Make it easy and it will brighten up the rooms. Or maybe do the kitchen and utility the same and then do the bathroom a different color? I just don't know until I stand in the house and just look.... and after I get those boxwood huge bushes gone so there is some light on that side of the house.
It will probably take 2 coats to cover the "lavender" in the room I am going to use as the bedroom. It will be a blue. Thinking to do the LR in a lt green.
Do you know how many SHADES of each color there are????? I am going color blind looking at the different shades of yellow....and each different company has different names for different shades.....:barnie:th That is why I think that I just need to get a couple of the sample cans, they are like 3-4 dollars for like a half pint or something.... because I am having some major trouble looking at the paint cards after awhile.

Got a bunch of stuff that needs to get dropped off at the dumpsters as I go by. They are pretty mcuh stopping most of the recycling here because there is no place to sell it. Lexington city has stopped all theirs, and even though they are still doing some in the county here, I have seen loads of the plastics get taken to the landfill and just dumped because they can't "move it" . I am at the point of why bother any more. Sad situation. At least I will be able to recycle all my paper stuff.... burn what I can't shred and use for the chickens or in the garden etc.
 

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We haven't been in a Walmart in several months so no idea what they might have for canning. We switched over to reusable lids and seals for canning 10 years ago so we don't need to buy any fortunately.
I didn't know there were reusable lids and seals...I will have to look into that! Thanks Mike!
 

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I didn't know there were reusable lids and seals...I will have to look into that! Thanks Mike!
They are at quite a few vendors now. Just search for "Tattler Lids"

Edit to add: We still use some of the conventional lids since we give so many jars away and the Tattler lids a a bit expensive to be giving away, especially since we rarely get an empty jar back.
 

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They are at quite a few vendors now. Just search for "Tattler Lids"

Edit to add: We still use some of the conventional lids since we give so many jars away and the Tattler lids a a bit expensive to be giving away, especially since we rarely get an empty jar back.
Thank you so much! Yeah, I've always counted the jars shared as a part of the gift!
 
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