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We had an infestation of gophers two years ago. Managed to kill them off with a few cyanide pellets in peanut butter in a little paper pill cup. Stuck it as far down the hole as I could reach. Then cover the hole. During that year, we probably had over 100 holes. For several months, it was an every morning ritual looking for new holes. We had a couple bundles of those marker flags on wires. I'd make a circuit on the Polaris, flagging the new holes. Then go back to the house and prepare the bait cups and go back to the marked holes. The next morning, I'd check the flags and, see if the dirt and rocks were still in the holes. Pull the flags, then search for new ones to flag. Eventually, no new holes appeared. When the Ravens detected the carrion and, started congregating in that area, I knew the cyanide had worked.
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We had a large number of gophers in the front yard, but when they put the weed stop and 4 inches of rock over that, we figured they'd move on or die in place. I guess one of them found a seam and popped out. But there's nothing there for them to eat anymore, so I think the one spot was a fluke. I think they were eating the roots of some weeds, but there's none of those anymore and what little there are around the edges, I'm ongoingly killing off. I did notice a few new holes in my neighbors yard.

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Spent the past 2 days printing notebooks for a clinical course in Charlotte. Off to bed now but up and driving to the airport at 3 a.m. Then long naps tomorrow and finish up mailing sets of notebooks to two new clients. I guess I'm just semi retired at this moment. My eyes hurt, Night all.

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Spent the past 2 days printing notebooks for a clinical course in Charlotte. Off to bed now but up and driving to the airport at 3 a.m. Then long naps tomorrow and finish up mailing sets of notebooks to two new clients. I guess I'm just semi retired at this moment. My eyes hurt, Night all.
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Saturday is Phyl's 71st birthday. All she wants is a 5 day trip through NM and CO. So, Monday we take off. First stop is Delores, CO. Pop. 950. Then, Telluride, Ouray and back down to Durango. She hopes to see some fall foliage. I hope to see good driving weather.

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@Gene Howe I've been wanting to take a driving trip for a few days. Lately there've been so many must dos that we just can't get on the road. I'm going to at least go see a movie today--if there are any other than teen age BX CGI flics.

Had a short period of making documentary and sales films a long time ago, and still love the movies in a dark theater holding hands with my sweetie--who just dyed her hair magenta just for fun. It's true, girls do want to have fun.

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We finished all but one notebook for new clients today. There are seven in the box, and two more they get during the training sessions.

But the big news is that Pistacio tree in the back yard is producing a bumper crop of nuts. The Ravens started raiding it a couple of days ago, a sure sign they are ready to start harvesting. Sticky, nasty harvest, but the nuts are fat and very tasty. Just need to dry for a couple of days. This winter, I need to cut that tree back a little more and clean out the crossed branches.

Weeds around the margins of the front yard rockscape have died from a thorough soaking in herbacide. We still owe a couple of grand on it, but we're not paying for it because the contractor left a big mess, they need to clean that up and work out how to get serious watering to the trees and plants, that are sealed off by weed stop now. Getting feisty about this.

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Allow me to correct your word usesge, Tom. The word "owe" is only applicable after the job is satisfactorily completed.
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Allow me to correct your word usesge, Tom. The word "owe" is only applicable after the job is satisfactorily completed.
Doubt the contractor is thinking that way.

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Going to work on leveling the platform at The Venue sometime today. Can't quite finish painting until that's done. A little new money coming in shortly so I can buy good, straight wood for the flats next week. That will really move things along.

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