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Plants, plants...

Man, there's a lot of plants in my yard that I'm going to have to dig up when we move (don't laugh tarsyddad). I decided today, that since it's getting toward the perfect time to be digging and dividing perennials anyway, I should just start digging them and putting them into nursery pots, so that they can easily move when we do. Some things I can leave, but lots of things, I'm going to take with us.

So, if you happen to have some extra nursery pots just laying about--you know, the ones you've been meaning to take back to the nursery to recycle--especially if they're a gallon or more--let me know, I'd be happy to take them off your hands....and maybe even send something back to you. Some of those nursery flats would be nice, too, so that we can pack them a flat at a time. It's still going to take a bunch of loads to move things...but I'll have good excuses to start working on the landscaping immediately---the plants need new homes!!!

Decided that instead of rearranging the office bookshelves, we probably should just pack the fiction and things in the office that we don't use very often, and make it one less project we have to do when we find a place--because we're certain that we're going to do this, and going to do it in the near--rather than far---future.

So, time to make the cats nervous with packing boxes. :) And sort and purge and all that fun stuff, too.

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unmisha
Sep. 19th, 2004 11:43 pm (UTC)
Plantings
Hmm. I'm sort of glad I didn't remind you that Plant Amnesty was today.

And switching topics completely, I have two lovely navy blue totes for you.
sisterfish
Sep. 20th, 2004 07:41 am (UTC)
Re: Plantings
I knew that Plant Amnesty's sale was yesterday, I just told myself that I couldn't.

I still have the better part of two flats of lovelies that I got last weekend, that now need to have temporary homes, rather than where I thought they'd be going.

Luckily, I still have lots of terra cotta pots, so they can go into pretty potted arrangements for the time being.

hopeyhopey
Sep. 20th, 2004 07:56 am (UTC)
We have bazillions of nursery pots (the round kind, some quite large), and a fair number of terra cotta pots as well. A huge container of potting soil and another of fertilizer. Several gazing balls and other garden ornaments. Might even have some nursery flats. They're all yours, if you care to make a daytrip out here... I recommend Sunday this weekend, as my mom will still be here on Saturday. Maybe bring Rhonda with you?

In other news, California is looking extremely likely, rather than Redmond. Lee has interviews in both places this week. So you can probably pass along dibs on your place to whomever is next in line. I won't be able to afford it by myself.
sisterfish
Sep. 20th, 2004 09:02 am (UTC)
Woo! (on the pots, not on Lee going to California)

We won't be in town this weekend, but maybe sometime in the next couple? Let me consult with John....

hiddeneye
Sep. 22nd, 2004 08:14 am (UTC)
maybe i'm more out of touch than i realize, but have you and johnstown bought your own place? we talked about it a lot....

sisterfish
Sep. 22nd, 2004 09:02 am (UTC)
We kinda had this pipe dream about buying the place we're in, but it's not for sale, and we probably couldn't afford it, based on what the prices in the neighborhood seem to be skyrocketing to!

So, we're just starting the process--been browsing the MLS, have an area sort of picked out, meeting with the mortgage guy tomorrow to be sure we're on track.

We're serious about it, though, so I'm going to dig up the yard. :)

hiddeneye
Sep. 22nd, 2004 10:03 am (UTC)
ah. this is a great time to buy a house, if you can find one in your price range. rates are still really low and if you can find a place that you can stay in for a while, it's a great deal.

we've refi'ed several times to the point where our monthly payment is about what we paid in rent in downtown portland, and the value of our house has gone up.

wish i was there to help you dig -- i love stuff like that!
sisterfish
Sep. 22nd, 2004 05:15 pm (UTC)
Oh, I wish you were here to help me dig, too!

We might just have to swing a deal for an exciting weekend in Seattle....depending on when we find something! I'm going to try to leave the lilies in until the last minute, but going to start pulling out some of the spring perennials now...

Thank goodness I bought that spading fork, it's going to get a workout!

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