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#26 2017-06-19 03:13:43

Merenwen
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Re: QM - the Master Gardener's garden

Sahi wrote:

If at all possible, get yourself back home! Being ill is horrible, but being ill in a place that is too hot is unbearable. *gives an icy hug*

It is ok for now. I don't like the sounds that are coming from my belly and I still feel a bit queasy, but it is almost lunch time, which means that half of the day is over. I can do the other half, too, I guess (or hope). We will see how I feel after lunch.

 

#27 2017-06-19 03:19:24

Merenwen
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Re: QM - the Master Gardener's garden

Sahi wrote:

Wearing a dress today. It's predicted to become 30 degrees (Celcius). I've also brought sun cream to protect my (very white) skin during my lunch walk.

Same temperatures here. I think I will go out for a walk in my lunch break as well, although I wasn't as smart as you to actually bring sun cream with me (and wear lighter clothers). Ok, I can't do anything about the clothes since I only have jeans and t-shirts. I don't own any dresses or skirts. Never have. But these stupid jeans are way too warm for this weather and it would be nice to wear something lighter... On the other hand I am too lazy to go shopping. A real dilemma. :D

 

#28 2017-06-19 03:24:23

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Re: QM - the Master Gardener's garden

Yeah, me owning dresses is something of recent years only. I used to abhor dresses. I was a real tomboy, always climbing trees and playing with sand and water. My family is still surprised every time they see me in a dress. :)


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#29 2017-06-19 03:38:19

Peter
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Re: QM - the Master Gardener's garden

Merenwen wrote:

But these stupid jeans are way too warm for this weather and it would be nice to wear something lighter... On the other hand I am too lazy to go shopping. A real dilemma. :D

This problem sounds familiar :D


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#30 2017-06-19 04:10:43

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Re: QM - the Master Gardener's garden

Peter wrote:

Merenwen wrote:

But these stupid jeans are way too warm for this weather and it would be nice to wear something lighter... On the other hand I am too lazy to go shopping. A real dilemma. :D

This problem sounds familiar :D

Yeah. I need new clothes for work, especially shorts, but shopping... urgh...

I wear skirts/dresses a lot, at least outside of work, and I'm not letting that stop me from climbing trees or playing with sand or water or whatever, or working in my gardens.


Basically, I'm Prince Josua in jeans and sneakers, or a different flavor of Renie Sulaweyo.
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#31 2017-06-19 04:38:47

Sahi
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Re: QM - the Master Gardener's garden

Oof, it is HOT outside!


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#32 2017-06-19 05:21:52

Merenwen
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Re: QM - the Master Gardener's garden

Sahi wrote:

Oof, it is HOT outside!

Yes, it is. I instantly regretted this walk. Now I am sweaty all over.

 

#33 2017-06-19 05:39:04

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Re: QM - the Master Gardener's garden

It took me about an hour to cool down again! (Fortunately the fridge at work had coke in it.)


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#34 2017-06-19 06:08:38

Merenwen
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Re: QM - the Master Gardener's garden

Yeah, I walked past a few construction workers (the company gets new offices and parking spaces) who had all taken their shirts off and I wished I could do that too. But I did not want to get in trouble, since women aren't allowed to do that. :P

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#35 2017-06-19 07:29:04

subphonic
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Re: QM - the Master Gardener's garden

Same temperatures here in the UK which just means it's it's instantly too humid :( Hiding inside with the blinds shut at the moment :D

 

#36 2017-06-19 07:45:52

Merenwen
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Re: QM - the Master Gardener's garden

We don't even have blinds in our office. We have asked for them, but without success so far. And the best thing is: A part of the other building is directly in front of us when you look out of the window and the sun is shining on that wall all day, reflecting directly through our windows. So we get roasted inside here all day.

 

#37 2017-06-19 08:31:57

Merenwen
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Re: QM - the Master Gardener's garden

*jumps around happily*

Ok forget the heat, the new FFXV DLC trailer I was waiting for was released today and it looks awesome. I am so excited, I can't wait for June 27th! (Isn't that in the middle of the week again? ...)

 

#38 2017-06-19 08:35:58

Merenwen
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Re: QM - the Master Gardener's garden

And now I guess it is time for me to shut up and leave work for today. A well deserved Feierabend after a long day of ... doing nothing. :D

But I have a bigger task for tomorrow, so I will be busy for a change then.

 

#39 2017-06-19 08:47:07

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Re: QM - the Master Gardener's garden

*waves at Merenwen*
Have a nice evening!

Where any of the construction workers good looking? :D
And yep, the 27th is next Tuesday.

*wanders off to read Skylake-X reviews*


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#40 2017-06-19 09:57:43

Magpie
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Re: QM - the Master Gardener's garden

Merenwen wrote:

Yeah, I walked past a few construction workers (the company gets new offices and parking spaces) who had all taken their shirts off and I wished I could do that too. But I did not want to get in trouble, since women aren't allowed to do that. :P

I was just thinking about this unfairness today.

I came home, emptied the bathtub of plants and sprayed the next load (but this load is the last one, now I hope it will dry soon enough that I can clean the bathroom and take a shower.)


Basically, I'm Prince Josua in jeans and sneakers, or a different flavor of Renie Sulaweyo.
- Tad

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#41 2017-06-19 10:22:21

Firsfron of Ronchester
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Re: QM - the Master Gardener's garden

Today it will get up to 105 F (41 C) here. Tomorrow it will "only" be 104. The rains are expected to start on July 1st.


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#42 2017-06-19 11:07:49

Sahi
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Re: QM - the Master Gardener's garden

Started on the next 'level' of my basket. (Meaning it will double in height. Transforming it from a small fruit dish into an actual basket.)


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#43 2017-06-19 13:37:33

Marian
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Re: QM - the Master Gardener's garden

Your project sounds cool, Sahi!

 

#44 2017-06-19 13:48:42

Magpie
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Re: QM - the Master Gardener's garden

I've balcony gardened some more (or rather cleaned a lot and moved stuff around) and now I'll have some ice cream.


Basically, I'm Prince Josua in jeans and sneakers, or a different flavor of Renie Sulaweyo.
- Tad

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Scrollbearer and offerer of some very useful opinions

 

#45 2017-06-19 13:49:31

Peter
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Re: QM - the Master Gardener's garden

Magpie wrote:

Merenwen wrote:

Yeah, I walked past a few construction workers (the company gets new offices and parking spaces) who had all taken their shirts off and I wished I could do that too. But I did not want to get in trouble, since women aren't allowed to do that. :P

I was just thinking about this unfairness today.

To be fair, in office jobs, men's attire usually involves long trousers and it definitely does not involve going shirtless :D . So, yes, it is unfair, but it would not save Merenwen in her office job...


"hitting the snooze button is totally an act of worship and not laziness"  -Magpie, slightly out of context

 

#46 2017-06-19 13:50:19

Peter
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Re: QM - the Master Gardener's garden

How's the war against the mites going, Magpie? Are they sounding the retreat yet?


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#47 2017-06-19 14:08:12

Merenwen
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Re: QM - the Master Gardener's garden

Peter wrote:

*waves at Merenwen*
Have a nice evening!

Where any of the construction workers good looking? :D

Oh, I had a most excellent prospect of sunburned arms and pale beer bellies. :D

 

#48 2017-06-19 14:09:42

Magpie
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Re: QM - the Master Gardener's garden

Peter wrote:

How's the war against the mites going, Magpie? Are they sounding the retreat yet?

There are fewer of them, at least.
Neem often takes a few days to work, so the remaining ones might still die.


Basically, I'm Prince Josua in jeans and sneakers, or a different flavor of Renie Sulaweyo.
- Tad

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Scrollbearer and offerer of some very useful opinions

 

#49 2017-06-19 14:25:51

Firsfron of Ronchester
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Re: QM - the Master Gardener's garden

I made the mistake of going outside for a few minutes today. I am now oven-crispy and fully baked!


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#50 2017-06-19 14:31:45

Magpie
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Re: QM - the Master Gardener's garden

I've just been slow cooked.


Basically, I'm Prince Josua in jeans and sneakers, or a different flavor of Renie Sulaweyo.
- Tad

Master of Gardening, Mistress of Kingdom Plantae, Defender of the Seedlings, Guardian of Root and Bough
Scrollbearer and offerer of some very useful opinions

 

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