Posts Tagged ‘gardening’

A Slice of Life

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Hey, guys,  I’m sorry I haven’t been reading blogs these past few weeks.  Well, I have, but not that much..

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Above is the number of blogs I read , everyday.  I’m weird, right ?  Well, that’s how I roll, he he.

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I’ve been working 6 days a week. Two of  my lab- tech co-workers are on their  annual 2 – week vacation, so I have to take on their work on my off days.  The company has been extra busy this month ( which is a good thing ) , we are under – staffed, and I swear, I do the work of 3 people, which is a good thing, as well, because I’m well -compensated, thank goodness.  I just paid $2,000 for repair of our  broken air- conditioning unit. Folks, the temperature here is over 100 F, and 90 F inside the house without air-conditioning. Speaking of which,   I wake up at 5:30 AM  to beat the heat. I water the plants , especially the potted ones, and this chore takes about 2  hours .

 

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That is one ugly backyard, but we do try to make it presentable . We need to buy some more flowering plants , I guess.  We focus more on the frontyard,and kind of neglect the backyard. I’ll try to make it nice …. after all, that’s where  I drink my  morning joe  and contemplate my role in the universe.

 

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I did some tree pruning the other day.  Ah, I can’t do this anymore .. We need to hire some people to do this stuff.  The money we save is not worth the aggravation.  ( although I  do need the exercise…..  okay, so it’s worth it.  ~_~     )

 

Last time, I wrote that I was playing the video game God of War  4.  Well…… it’s insanely difficult. I try to play for at least an hour a day, right after work.  But an hour a day is not enough to kill even a  minor  boss. I did manage to slay a dragon ( and got a trophy ,Dragon Slayer… yay, me ) after so much strategizing and planning…. oh, and using the science of probability. Ha ha !  I mean,  don’t put down the controller and rest when your character dies. The statistical probability of defeating the enemy goes back to zero. Roll the dice over and over again… the probability that you’ll get it right goes up. Okay, so it also depends on the player’s skill.   * ponders  *     Oh, well, statistics is not an exact science, anyway.

 

I’m going to post a review of my lame playing skill   on my anime/manga/video games blogsite, hopefully, today. Check it out @ https://2megaworthitwordpresscomblog.wordpress.com/

 

Okay, this is all for now.  Thank you for reading, folks, and peace !  Bye !

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday Ramblings

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I’ve been busy gardening.  I take care of the frontyard. My mother takes care of the backyard.  I’ve already spent so much for pots and plants. I’m obsessing on bromeliads.

 

I also bought petunias to replace the dead ones.   Garden business   here in the US is a billion dollar industy.   Every year , we buy so many flowering plants for so-called instant garden.  Then they all die in winter.  6_6

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I need to buy some more petunias for the hanging pots.

 

And I mowed the lawn this morning.  Do you know what we use to clean the pathways ? Nope, not a rake.  We use ” walis  tinting” , which we buy at the Filipino supermarket.  It’s very efficient and easy to use, for some reason.  The only drawback is that I have to bend a little while sweeping and it doesn’t take long before my back starts aching.

 

Walis means broom. I don’t know what tinting means.  It’s made of dried  “veins” of  coconut leaves.

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I also bought a new iPhone, and ta dah  ! an Apple watch ! !  I didn’t have a mobile for almost a week.

 

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This is all for now. Thanks for reading and peace ! !

 

Please check out my anime/manga /video games blogsite  @ https://2megaworthitwordpresscomblog.wordpress.com/              I have a new entry…. Violet Evergarden ,  a Netflix original anime. I gave this a 10/10  rating. Even if you’re not an anime fan,  this  is  one that is definitely worth watching.  It won’t be a waste of your  precious time, I assure you.