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Old 07-16-2017, 06:48 PM
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This is the sky exploding above my house.

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Be it ever so humble...





I don't think I've ever taken a picture of my house. I didn't realize how little of it you can see from the street because of the greenery and trees.

I'm guessing brianpatrick will never have that problem.
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This is the sky exploding above my house.
I could stare at that sky for hours.

Beautiful.
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Calm sky. This is my house. Not a blade of grass is welcome, and the palms can go without water for weeks if need be. If you look closely, you can see MY cat Puppy looking out the window at me.

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I don't think I've ever taken a picture of my house. I didn't realize how little of it you can see from the street because of the greenery and trees.



I'm guessing brianpatrick will never have that problem.


That part of the country is beautiful.

What idiot mows all that grass and trims those trees😀
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That part of the country is beautiful.

What idiot mows all that grass and trims those trees��
Heh. You're maybe seeing half of what needs to mowed -- and that's just in the front. There's more in the back, though not as much -- about a 1/3 as much as the front yard.

My wife actually likes to mow the grass, and she still does it now and again, but due to changes in schedules, it's mostly back on me.

So I've been getting landscaping estimates -- looking at ways to substantially reduce the amount of grass and maintenance overall.

It's not cheap to do it right -- and there are other priorities at the moment. So I guess I'll be pushing the lawnmower over all that land for the foreseeable future.

The trees and bushes -- that's a whole different thing. I planted a bunch of stuff when we first moved in and didn't know what I was doing -- and I created a whole lot of work for myself. Some of that is going to go when we re-landscape...
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Heh. You're maybe seeing half of what needs to mowed -- and that's just in the front. There's more in the back, though not as much -- about a 1/3 as much as the front yard.

My wife actually likes to mow the grass, and she still does it now and again, but due to changes in schedules, it's mostly back on me.

So I've been getting landscaping estimates -- looking at ways to substantially reduce the amount of grass and maintenance overall.

It's not cheap to do it right -- and there are other priorities at the moment. So I guess I'll be pushing the lawnmower over all that land for the foreseeable future.

The trees and bushes -- that's a whole different thing. I planted a bunch of stuff when we first moved in and didn't know what I was doing -- and I created a whole lot of work for myself. Some of that is going to go when we re-landscape...


I have a landscaper come every three months. He trims the trees (we have six, two palms, one small ash, and three western elms), and blows the leaves out of everywhere.

Costs me $100-$150

Otherwise the yard is maintenance free.

If I could get rid of the bark scorpions it would be paradise.

Right now though it's our monsoon season. 60% humidity and 100+ temps. Miserable.
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I get behind now and again and I have hire someone. A few weeks ago we were going out of town -- I'd been super busy and let things go for a couple of weeks. The tab for mowing, edging, blowing and trimming -- all the shit I usually do in that timeframe was $150. I can't justify that.

Tried to find a kid to just cut the lawn. I made some good money doing that when I was a kid -- but I guess now days they can't be bothered. But how do they pay for their drugs and alcohol?
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I get behind now and again and I have hire someone. A few weeks ago we were going out of town -- I'd been super busy and let things go for a couple of weeks. The tab for mowing, edging, blowing and trimming -- all the shit I usually do in that timeframe was $150. I can't justify that.

Tried to find a kid to just cut the lawn. I made some good money doing that when I was a kid -- but I guess now days they can't be bothered. But how do they pay for their drugs and alcohol?


They sell dope just to get a personal stash and some extra for beer. Otherwise, they sell pics and vids of them banging their girlfriends.... yeah, really.

I guess the internet is 'awesome!'

It's a weird world.
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They sell dope just to get a personal stash and some extra for beer.
That's pretty much what I used to do. But I'd also use the money from my part time job and mowing lawns to partially finance the operation. I could have easily expanded, but I wanted to keep things as small and discreet as possible -- I didn't want to be THAT guy.

I'd also gladly trade weed for goodies from mom's medicine cabinet -- pain killers left over from all those plastic surgeries -- and of course, they needed plenty of Xanax to help them cope with the stresses of playing team tennis.

And barely an internet to speak of. Aah, those were much better, simpler times for a kid.

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Pictures from my neck of the woods




Nearest Big City


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The shack looks so much more like the place I now type this in than the middle america mansions.

When younger I wanted to live in a belfry though.
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I live just outside the city -- but this place is just up the road and it feels like you're in the middle of nowhere. I go up there now and again during the week to clear my head.

And a short hike from this spot is nice little lake where you can rent kayaks. We pack a lunch and make a day of it.

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Mo,

I think your house looks very picturesque.....

but when you shoot stuff , OPEN the window before you fire. x
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A stones throw
That's really nice.
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Any tenderfoot can shoot through an open window. That doesn't take any skill at all.
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Doesn't take any skill to shoot through a closed window, either.
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Doesn't take any skill to shoot through a closed window, either.
Depends how fast the train is moving...
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This is the view from where I like to sit and drink a cup of coffee in the AM -- while it's still cool.

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Not to seem like a technological idjit or anything (which I am), but I haven't posted anything here because I can't seem to get my pictures to load.

I had no problem before, on the "Post a picture of yourself" thread, but now it will not work.

Any suggestions, anyone?
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I have a Photobucket account. I upload my images there and then here, I use "insert image" and past in the image URL.
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