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I agree with many, the feeling of entitlement. Seeing alot of things with my nieces and nephew and even sister... that I never would have believed. The one niece that thinks she is so "worldly" and started this BS with the lawyer, has at least done some work to close it out... but my sisters son, that has said he wants nothing... has sure had his share to say about my brother that has done alot even if he can be a jerk.

With my DS and this GF, it is just that he cannot seem to remember anything that he says, like stopping to do the spark plug on the mower... and he gets so wound up with this "instant family" that she has provided between her daughter and her sisters 2 kids... that he just doesn't have his priorities straight anymore. I get really po'd... but it's like a kid with a "smidgen" of an attention span... he just doesn't remember things from one minute to the next... and when she wants to do something, he jumps through hoops that I just don't get. He is not selfish with the use of the trucks or anything on the farm... he just cannot think further than the end of his nose when it comes to doing things. Plus, there are the headaches and all from that accident and I honestly think there is some memory problems from that too. It seemed to get worse after that. I am not trying to make excuses for him... and think he is very inconsiderate many times... but sometimes I see some evidence of him just not being able to remember and focus on doing some things.
Still, I think he needs to be a little more responsible for what few things I ask for.
 

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So, Tuesday... 68 up to 84 and then the clouds came in and we got a little bit of a shower/sprinkles around 2... was hoping for it to settle in... but just looked at radar and it is passing through, breaking up again and the next wave that looked promising is dissipating coming across the mountain from WV...
Got about enough to use the windshield wipers on intermittent for a couple of miles.
Went and did the cow, then came home and blew up the tire again and went to co-op. They had several ahead of me, but I decided to just stick around and get it done. I made some phone calls for work, got 2 farms set up and calls out to 2 others.... updated the list of the cows and the 2 bulls that we moved around yesterday; which pastures they went to, etc.
Then sat and read a book I had in the car... I was there alot longer than I planned... but they did find a very small tiny slice in between the treads... probably from a piece of old tin up there at the pasture... there is a bunch laying around that I try to pick up when I see it.... So got a patch put on inside the tire, and no leaks at this point. Will be sure tomorrow if it doesn't go flat.

Came back here and planted some little bulbs that came in the mail in the flower "bed" along the porch. They came in the mail, a "complimentary" gift... since they did not have the stuff I had ordered....BACK IN MARCH...... and just now sent the seeds that I had ordered along with these complimentary bulbs... I had gotten a refund about a month ago for the strawberry plants I had ordered... that I wanted to plant in the "L" (bottom part) of the garden after it had been plowed and worked up awhile ago... figured I would plant them as soon as it got tilled... and they never came... and then finally got a refund and then these other things came just last week... REALLY.... Original order date on invoice was MARCH 5th.... Got the box with these little bulbs and the seeds on Thursday or Friday last week... invoice date June 26th.
Lot of good the pepper seeds and squash seeds do me now.... They ought to keep and do okay next year. But I will not order from this place again. And I had ordered their special on Strawberry plants of 200 PLANTS .... 4 different varieties they offered in this bundle.... and some different seeds to go along with them...

Anyway, I just stuck the little bulbs in the front flower area in front of the porch to get them in the ground...

I did go out and plant/spread broccoli seeds yesterday afternoon in the row I had completely weeded out. They are older seeds... practically poured the whole bunch of several small packages into a short space.... see if any come up. I have new broccoli seed and will plant that next week if none or few of these come up. Didn't want to just throw out the seed... it took like 10 min to just put them in and scuff the soil over them.
Then I went down the potato rows and "snitched" some new potatoes.... got about 5 that were golf ball or bigger size, washed and boiled them for supper last night ... a little butter, salt and pepper... YUM....:drool:love:thumbsup:jumpy:jumpy:yesss::yesss:. I will have squash to eat in 2-3 days... YAY....

Texted DS and said there would be no calves to match tonight...( I not going to mess with them in this sprinkley showers. Not in the mood.)

I got the name of a guy that works on lawn mowers and such... from the guy at the co-op.... going to call him if the mower won't start. That will solve that problem. Might be that I will have to find a newer one....

Moved the table on the deck so the cactus plants and all could get a good watering... and they barely got their leaves wet. But will leave it and maybe it will rain a little more this evening/night. Haven't planted the baby spider plants yet... I don't have any decent potting soil left for them. Got to get some so I can get them established. Maybe have to make a trip tomorrow to a couple of places... I am looking at the possibility of getting that trimmer that is on wheels like @Mike CHS talked about. Have a coupon for Home Depot, and one for Lowe's... for 4th of July specials good through the 6th... tomorrow... might go use it; nothing on either charge card.....
 
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Just a note. DS stopped by on his way home from the barn. Seems that there is water in the gas... he was getting it to crank over and it was spitting it out of the carb and it has water in it.... condensation, who knows. It was gas I got strictly for the mower. Plug is firing good and after getting some of the water out, drained out the bottom, from the hose... it did try to fire... So. he said to let the carb and all dry completely out... draining all the gas out, and will go get new gas.... So maybe not as bad as it seemed.... but why all of a sudden the gas has water in it... I can only guess that it had some condensation... I got a couple jugs back awhile ago, so I would have it...

Got another 10 sprinkles.... then partially clearing. Not what I was hoping for.:hit:idunno:idunno:hit Maybe tomorrow...????

Picked 2 yellow squash and had for supper.... YAY
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Moving up from Drought area to Washington has been a change of weather for sure. This morning it rained! About an hour of light sprinkles. I wanted to run outside and do a big dance for this wonderful wet stuff. I'm sure I'll be singing a different tune this winter....
 

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but why all of a sudden the gas has water in it... I can only guess that it had some condensation... I got a couple jugs back awhile ago, so I would have it...
Yes, I would guess condensation though I don't seem to have that problem, I buy 15 gallons at a time, the Garden Tractor uses about 1 gallon/hour when blowing snow or mowing.

Maybe the condensation happened when the mower sat since last year? My GT gets used weekly through the year most of the time. I always fill the tank when done blowing or mowing so it is ready for the next time. Shouldn't be any space for condensation in the GT's tank but surely is in the 5 gallon cans when I use some to refill the GT.
 
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