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nine in a trench

Today @ Pop's I:

  1. Got on the roof and cleaned the gutters out.
  2. Mowed the lawn (front, sides and back).
  3. Fertilized the lawn.
  4. Planted nine bulbs.

The first three were fairly easy. The last one sucked.

Something which is odd to me only because I'm not used to it is when you dig in the ground, you find sand. As in beach-type sand. Florida is a subtropical zone, after all. You dig and you're a-gonna find some sand there. I am very well aware that many folks grow wonderful lawns, plants and whatnot in this sand - but it just doesn't register with me. How can anything grow in this? Yet it all does. For example, lawns grow so well that they require mandatory mowing once a week, and I'm not kidding.

So anyway, I broke out some tools and started cutting into the lawn to dig a mini-trench for the bulbs. I'm used to New England soft soil. This stuff was tough. Breaking those grass roots wasn't easy. But after a little while I dug the mini-trench I needed to, put the bulbs in, topped them with grower-upper soil, packed 'em, etc. Hopefully something will sprout up. And if not, well.. whatever.


I've modified my web site look at lil' bit. At the time of this writing it has a blue textured background and I changed the top logo. I was bored, what can I say.


Earlier this morning I saw a traffic report on the television. They speak of the typical routes, such as I-4, I-275, Bearss Ave and whatnot. Funny thing is that I know all of these roads and they're all really close to where I live. Back in CT I was so far detached from any road that "mattered", so you'd never hear any traffic report for Windham county.. well.. not unless there was a massive pile-up and/or someone died. Sad, eh?


You may have noticed a new button called "Where has Rich been?" Google Maps has this "My Maps" feature and I decided to post a few locations. I think I might do this every time I post a new photo depicting somewhere I've been on this site. I haven't posted everywhere I've been (that would take a while), but many that appear here are on there. Check it out.

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