'New' House, New Lawn Renovation Continued 2021

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'New' House, New Lawn Renovation Continued 2021

Post by Masbustelo » January 1st, 2021, 6:10 pm

This is a summary of what I accomplished last year, and what my plan is for this new year 2021. Image
This was my last photo of the year taken December 11th. Image

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Re: 'New' House, New Lawn Renovation Continued 2021

Post by cjac9chris » January 3rd, 2021, 10:32 pm

Sounds like quite a journey! Interesting read. I'm going to try and do a better job journaling this year so I don't look back and go "well, it still doesn't look great" and instead can say, "wow, I'm making progress!"

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Re: 'New' House, New Lawn Renovation Continued 2021

Post by Masbustelo » January 4th, 2021, 9:56 am

Keeping a journal is interesting. How we think things will go and the reality are very different. Also I found out our memory of dates and applications etc., often aren't very factual either. I have a different understanding of fall and winter also. These things don't really go by the calendar. December 22, I was out working in a green lawn, in a sweater. 50 degrees. Now, a few weeks later the trees are covered in ice and there are 8 inches of snow. Winter is here, fall now well behind, and no spring on the horizon. It has nothing to do with a calendar.

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Re: 'New' House, New Lawn Renovation Continued 2021

Post by MorpheusPA » January 4th, 2021, 11:08 am

Yeah, I do the same thing. My overall journal is now...geez, 82 pages long of very compressed notes and some charts spanning back very comprehensively to 2007 (and backed up weekly with the rest of the computer). It's now gone through a couple upgrades.

(Just for fun, first snowfall was on the evening of November 17, 2007, on the grass only; it melted the next day by noon).

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Re: 'New' House, New Lawn Renovation Continued 2021

Post by edslawn » January 8th, 2021, 8:24 am

Masbustelo wrote:
January 4th, 2021, 9:56 am
Keeping a journal is interesting. How we think things will go and the reality are very different. Also I found out our memory of dates and applications etc., often aren't very factual either. I have a different understanding of fall and winter also. These things don't really go by the calendar. December 22, I was out working in a green lawn, in a sweater. 50 degrees. Now, a few weeks later the trees are covered in ice and there are 8 inches of snow. Winter is here, fall now well behind, and no spring on the horizon. It has nothing to do with a calendar.
Definitely agree... Keeping a journal is one of the most important lessons that I learned from this forum. Mine is on my phone using Google Keep. It is a nice little note taking app on the phone, but I can also access it from my other computers as well.


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Re: 'New' House, New Lawn Renovation Continued 2021

Post by MorpheusPA » January 8th, 2021, 5:31 pm

...phones can take notes now? How do you do that with the rotary dial?

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Re: 'New' House, New Lawn Renovation Continued 2021

Post by Masbustelo » January 8th, 2021, 6:03 pm

For taking notes,I recommend the 25 foot cord for the rotary dial. Most will find this cord blends in well with the snow. https://www.amazon.com/Power-Gear-Telep ... 295&sr=8-3

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Re: 'New' House, New Lawn Renovation Continued 2021

Post by MorpheusPA » January 9th, 2021, 1:10 am

That ain't right. You'll put an eye out with that thing.

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Re: 'New' House, New Lawn Renovation Continued 2021

Post by bpgreen » January 9th, 2021, 2:25 am

I had 7 siblings. I'm pretty sure at least one of our phones had a cord like that so we could take the phone into the garage for privacy.

Although that never actually worked because there were so many excuses to suddenly need to be in the garage.

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Re: 'New' House, New Lawn Renovation Continued 2021

Post by Masbustelo » January 9th, 2021, 6:11 pm

We had a cord like that many years ago and my wife's cousins came to visit from England. They had seen long phone lines on old Roseann Barr shows. They thought it was a joke and were surprised to see that over here we really used them.

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