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  • in reply to: [gardening] himalayan blackberries #755501

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    Ten years ago I used Roundup as a last resort on Horsetail weeds. I had been pulling them by hand for two years and was losing the battle. I read somewhere to paint Roundup on with a small brush and only use it first thing in the morning on a really hot day. I can tell you that by midafternoon with the sun beating down those weeds were dead. I haven’t had to use any chemicals to control them ever sense.

    in reply to: Incident at the Seattle Public Library #746906

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    ws4ever, thank you. Your words are exactly how I feel.

    in reply to: Seattle centered ornaments #743384

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    Thanks for the ideas everyone! Time to go shopping!!


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    Thanks metrognome. I didn’t realize that the 560 didn’t run from 8:30 am – 3:00 pm. Really disappointing as this is the fastest/easiest way to the airport! Guess the powers that be want to force me to use the light rail :).


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    I planned on taking the 22 to 4th & Lander then walking to 5th & Lander to pick up at the SODO Link station…so that’s doable??? The rider guide wants to send me downtown to start, yet SODO is lots closer.

    in reply to: Ahhhhhhhh!!!!….the bench is gone…again #737071

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    I could agree with you anonyme, if lolo had put the benches or chairs at the viewpoint himself, but he doesn’t know who put them there…it could have been done by someone unaware of the conflict. In my opinion, smashing the chairs was a lot more than just “not a great thing to do”, I think it was scary.

    On another note, having just purchased two adorondack chairs recently, they are quite expensive and should provide enjoyment for many years if not sledge hammered to death.

    in reply to: FREE Moving Boxes and Packing paper! #736827

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    Thank you!

    in reply to: FREE Moving Boxes and Packing paper! #736826

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    thanks! I’ll come by this afternoon!!!

    in reply to: Amanda and Politics? #736112

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    Interesting question.

    When she was first found guilty, although I hadn’t paid a lot of attention to the trial, I figured she was probably guilty. Later I read some of the information on the WS Herald website, including the retired FBI agent’s opinions on her case, and I started having doubts about her guilt. Once the Italian court ruled that the DNA evidence against her was no good, I realized that the prosecutors case was a sham and that a great miscarriage of justice had occurred. Thank goodness that her parents were steadfast in their belief in her innocence, otherwise she would still be sitting in jail. I generally vote Democrat.

    in reply to: Need recommendation: Classical voice teacher #736086

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    http://www.seattlevoicestudio.com/

    I was fortunate to have a couple of lessons with Pam Casella. She is a good teacher with a remarkable singing voice. Highly recommend.

    in reply to: Free Dog kennel plastic extra large #734307

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    Come and get it!

    in reply to: 10 Years Later – I remember… #733352

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    in reply to: 10 Years Later – I remember… #733351

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    It was the week after 9/11 that I discovered the calming benefit of gardening to work through all the sad, scared and overwhelming emotions I felt after the terrorist attacks. I pulled weeds and planted starts for hours after, quietly reflecting on the heroes who selflessly gave of there lives that day. I remember singing God Bless America and Amazing Grace over and over. Looking at my garden ten years later continues to help me remember and have peace.

    in reply to: I'm new at Gardening: What plants are easy? #732584

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    I have sandy dry soil that I’ve added compost to regularly. Here’s a list of plants that have survived on my sandy, hot, direct sun hillside:

    1) Johnson’s Blue geranium (I’d be happy to share some starts if you contact me at tamvan at msn.com). Thrives on neglect.

    2) Bearded iris – never needs water (my favorite)

    3) Crocosmia – Lucifer and other

    4) Daylilies and Asiatic lilies

    5) Lavender: French, English and Spanish

    6) Peony

    7) Poppy’s – very easy

    I’ve purchased everything at W. Sea Nursery. Love that store! Always buy from a 4 inch pot (cheap).

    in reply to: Best January Ever !!! #730013

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    Moses Lake is just three hours away and it is 80 degrees and sunny. We’re taking a road trip next week to find some sun!!! I don’t know why I haven’t done this sooner, I’d be a lot happier with our ccol weather if I got a bit of warmth on my bones every once in a while! Plus, the Moses Lake city water park has a lazy river, I just love floating on man made lazy rivers that go in a circle and I never have to lug an innertube up a road…but only if it’s 90 degrees outside (which it will be on Monday in Moses Lake)!!!


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    Pam, I have to comment that you are uncommonly generous!!

    in reply to: West Seattle High School #729514

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    They could look at http://www.greatschools.org for information. Both West Seattle and Sealth are given an overall score of 5 out of 10 based upon test performance by comparing the school’s state standardized test results to those of other schools in the state. Given that Sealth has 61% free and reduced lunch vs West Seattle having just 34%, it would appear to me that Sealth is doing a better job of educating. This website is just one way of evaluating school choices. I have found it helpful.

    Vashon High School is another public school choice for West Seattle. It has a rating of 10 out of 10 and is a Blue Ribbon School. There is a bus that shuttles the kids from the ferry to the school. On a personal note, it is a hassle to get to Vashon and much more difficult to be involved with your student’s school and social life. High schoolers don’t want their mom going on playdates, so meeting island friends and getting students to extracurriculars is a struggle.

    in reply to: Thoughts on choosing a school #725520

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    Thank you for this post. I will be searching out a new school for my son in a year in a new city and I will keep these things in mind.

    in reply to: Dentist Recommendations in West Seattle #725947

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    I would highly recommend Dr. Herrin. He takes very good care of my entire family’s teeth. I especially appreciate that he doesn’t push the most expensive invasive treatments, but offers sound, reasonable alternatives and allows me to decide. I also like his office and hygenists. A big plus for me is that he will treat children as well as adults, which makes appointments so much easier (we all go in at the same time and get it overwith).

    in reply to: Venue for a 90th birthday party #724808

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    You could have a lovely catered lunch at Blue Willow on Oregon in the junction. A lot of Patty’s regulars are older people. The luncheonette isn’t open on weekends so it’s available for party rentals.

    in reply to: Happy Birthday Jo B #724154

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    Happy Birthday JoB!!!

    in reply to: Rant- Safeway – Never Again #723218

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    I gave up on Safeway after several instances of ridiculous customer service blunders. Dave the manager is a decent, nice guy, but somehow he’s surrounded himself with frustrating employees. I didn’t give up easily, I complained by phone and letter…but I’m not surprized that other’s have encountered the “bad eggs”. I’m now loyal to Thriftway, QFC and monthly Costco trips.

    Thanks for the heads up on Draper chickens fresh dates. Good to know.

    in reply to: Parents: "bath salts" #722949

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    Since it’s real name is methadrone I think it should be called “methadrone, commonly known as bath salts” in the media. The Seattle Times is reporting that police think the recent double murder suicide may be linked to use of this drug. This stuff sounds scary.

    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2014851970_bathsalts23m.html

    in reply to: Quality upscale restaurant near the airport? #722721

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    If Burien doesn’t seem to far away, I’d suggest Bistro Baffi. We’ve taken several friends there for dinner and have always had a wonderful meal.

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