Monday, May 9, 2011

Playoff Basketball

I have no ties to either team, but...Grizz-Thunder...what a game! Nuts! Chuck is right. Westbrook, pass the ball. Preferably not after dribbling for 6 seconds. Zbo, battling. Ridiculous 3 by Vasquez. Who are these guys? OJ Mayo, selfish, but those were some clutch 3's. Love it when the bench guys are so into it. Playoff basketball Westbrook, still going strong. These guys must be exhausted. Zbo sure is. Durant? He's probably not tired but he is pretty much invisible. Get the man the ball. Know your role. The Grizzlies do. I feel bad for Vancouver and Seattle. Particularly Seattle. And Greg Oden. Was that Big Country Bryant Reeves?

The NBA Playoffs! It's FANtastic!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Don't drink the water

Unless you like the taste of rust.

Some seriously rusty galvanized pipes in the new (old) house. Again another post soliciting help of the GardenWeb forums -- got some great advice on the lemon tree, hoping to repeat, this time for plumbing.

Friday, February 25, 2011

When life gives you lemons

We are fortunate to have a big and bountiful lemon tree in our front yard -- the thing is a lemon producing maniac. A few years down the road our daughter is going to have the world's most prolific lemonade stand.

That is, if the tree makes it a few more years. I've posted a few pictures below, as you can see, the trunk is looking rather unhealthy. It has looked that way for all of the 1.5 years we've lived here, and is not looking any worse, but still I want to ensure the tree's life and longevity are not at risk. I posted the pictures here primarily for the help of the GardenWeb forum (where I posted a thread) but if any of you long time Horace readers are also part time arborists I of course welcome your input as well.

Thanks for looking, and for any suggestions.