Just stopped in to check on everyone, and to say that I am ok.
Can't go out side too much so I couldn't do any out side gardening. And only have three or four indoor plants.
Been staying busy wood carving, mostly walking canes. I think I have carve 24 canes, most of them with an animal theme. Just finished my 4th Bald Eagle, and finished up my great white shark and an alligator.
Can't see too well any more, so I have to use my jewelers goggles.
I have missed you guys, and I hope every one is OK!
It has been so long since I have been on here, that there is so many new names that Mary is reading to me, that I am a stranger to most.
Since I was here last there has been so much happening in my life that I could not post it all.
I just about went off the deep end last month, when my grandson died. I just could not seem to get over it. But through the help of a lot of different people, I am coping, somewhat.
I just returned from a school for the blind, and am getting routine shots in my one eye that has the most hope.
I have to use the voice command to type this, or any other message, that want to post. I have to enlarge my font to times 4, on my zoom text program, which causes me to have to slowly move my cursor to read anything.
I have just about lost all my plants, both inside and out. We had such a hot and dry summer and me being in and out of the hospital, not being able to go out and water.
My in home nurse had them come out and take an X-Ray of my lungs, yesterday, and it came back that I have pneumonia. But I refused to go back to the hospital until Friday. I want to spend this Thanks Giving at home. My Dr. sent me some real strong antibiotics to take until Friday.
I have taken so much steroids, that they are not working any more. But three years ago my Dr. gave me about three months to live, so I have defied that. I am just going to make the best of the rest of my life. I love my Wife of fourty nine years so much, because she is the one that holds everything together.
I am sure now that it is only a matter of time, and I am at peace with that. I just worry about the love of my life,(Mary).
I love all my good friends here on Garden Guides, and will try to do more posting.
Talk to you guys later.
Please have a wonderful Thanks Giving.........John
I know it has been a while since I have been on GG. And I have missed you guy's so very much, but there has been so much going on in my life that I can't always do what I want to do. I am blessed with a wonderful family, and for sure some good friends here on GG. My Daughter left a fantastic job in New Hampshire, to move in here with Mary and I, so she could help Mary take care of me. It was totally against my wishes, but she felt she had to do it, and she is one of my adopted daughters we have had since she was 17 months old, she is 35 now, and God only knows how much I love her.
I have been through so much since I was last on, that I won't even go through the details. But I decided for good to just thank the Lord for each day, and take each day as it comes.
I have been in contact with Carolyncat, and I love her so much, and I made her a promise to try and get on here more often.
I have so many pictures to share that Mia has taken, that we will be posting them. We already posted some on Whats in Bloom.
A couple of week ago the Dr's had me on so much steriods that I was able to rebuild, or buid, a new fish pond filter, and it is working great. To my amazement the fish have spawned and I have hundreds of little ones.
I must stop now, but I love you all......................John
It took a couple of years, but it has been fun. It had a golden glow to it that I have never seen in a store bought pineapple. I twisted the top off, and prepared it to sit for a few days to harden off. Then it will be started for the process to begin again.
Mary cut the fruit up, and I ate the whole thing. It may have been smaller than a store bought one, but, it had the flavor of two or three of the others....It was worth the wait............John
As U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords fights for her life after a mad gunman
shot her on Saturday, some Democrats and major media have moved to pin
the blame for her attack on the tea party movement and conservatives
like Sarah Palin, despite the fact that the shooter was both deranged
and fascinated by leftwing politics.
I just read this and it almost made me sick to my stomach. I am going to dedicate a garden for this week end, so I will always remember.........John
I just took this pic of my baby Pineapple. I had to cut the long leaves back on the mother plant, to move it indoors. It is still a huge plant, but the baby keeps on growing and maturing...........John
My daughter, Mia, that lives in New Hampshire, has taken a leave of absence from her job to stay with Mary and I for a couple of months. She will be a huge help to her Mom, and she is going to help me with my plants. I have several to still move inside, and a lot of starts to pot up. She is going to help me with my flower beds to get them ready for winter. I have lots to do with my pond also. She left her 18 year old daughter in New Hampshire, where she is attending college to become a Marine Biologist. I could not resist putting a photo of her in my blog. She is next to my heart, and I don't get to see her often enough, but her college was too important and I insisted that she stay there. I posted more pics of her in the Family forum...................John p>
It is starting to get it's green leaves, and the rest is closing up, and it is looking more like a pineapple every day.
I don't know know what it will do when I have to move it indoors for the winter. But then I really don't care if it grows to the point that I could eat it, the fun has been in watching and waiting for it to make a baby.
Has anyone had any experience with using halogen lights to grow plants indoors?..................John
Oct 13, 2010 | 9:35 AM PST
earth quake Oklahoma
Do you guy's remember my blog on What's Going to Happen Next? Well, we just had a 4.5 earth quake, at 9:10 this morning. I have been on the phone with my insurance to claim the damage to our house. We have cracks in the walls and ceilings, and the board that covers the splice in the raised ceiling fell to the floor, pictures and novelties fell from the wall, and we were all shook up. This was scary..................John
You remember the 54 inch cut zero turn mower that I bought for Mary to keep the lawn mowed? It was fast and easy for her to keep the four acres of my park kept nice. Well yesterday she pulled next to the pear tree to pick a couple of pears, and when she started the 25 horse engine, it just exploded. She has always checked the oil and kept it very clean, and the sad thing is it just passed the end of the warranty by three months. Now we have no mower, and we are just devastated. The grass is now about a foot tall.
But this enough of me whining, please forgive me, but I had to vent.............John
Now before I could post this, she just came in here and told me that our refridgerator/freezer has went out, she said everything has thaughed out and she had it on it's coldest setting.