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Old 05-10-2018, 10:33 PM
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I went to look at the trees and inquire about how much it would be to plant it. All told, just shy of $500. They told me I’d need at area about 12’ across and any roots in a 3’ diameter of the center of the root ball that I’d have to clear out myself. Hmph.

Since there were 3 squat evergreen bushes and shoots from a tree that I had “professionally” removed in the way it’s been on me to dig it all up. Problem is that there is a large rock above the still living pear tree root that turned out to be even larger than I’d anticipated and those three bushes have already kicked my ass. I’ll be lucky if I get the hole dug in time for mother’s day. I figure I’ll be six feet down by the time I get to that fuggin root so I might as well jump in.
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Old 05-13-2018, 08:15 PM
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I went to another nursery and found saplings that were not as mature for about half the price. I’d already dug the hole so I went ahead and bought it with the intention of planting it myself. All told OTD for $140.

As a backup I also bought her a bottle of Cakebread Chardonnay (2015) for about $40. She likes her white wines dry.

Also, I bought my own mother a bouquet of flowers for her dining room table and a potted perennial bouquet for her patio. I always thought mother’s day was more of a “card and flowers” kind of holiday anyway and she seemed happy with the choice. Since she lives so close by now I feel like I’ll be helping her out a lot anyway.
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Old 05-14-2018, 12:29 AM
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Kwak, A few years ago my wife and I had a white wine at dinner and loved it. We usually drink red. I could not remember the name of the White but it always seemed to be on the edge of my lips. I think it was Cakebread! Marky might have to do some research. Good luck with the tree.



After us buying her running shoes and plants yesterday, mom and I planted and did more spring cleaning outside despite the weather being kinda dank. She got a run in and we all went out for sushi/Chinese. All happy. she is already gone out of town until Friday night. Time to make the donuts.
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Old 05-14-2018, 11:41 AM
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It probably was Cakebread, Mark. It’s pretty popular. I’m glad to hear that you and your wife got to do something together. Mine walked in the cure for breast cancer event yesterday. Nothing like getting up at 6am on “your” day to the sound of rain and thunder.

All and all im calling it a success. On to father’s day...!
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Momma kicked back and I did the cooking (supervised-nothing new) she got egg roll in a bowl- her request. It's keto and she's not!
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We ended up doing Mother’s Day stuff on Saturday. Went to a local cider place my wife has really wanted to check out. It was pretty good. She enjoyed it so much she ended up joining their cider club, so that guarantees that we’ll be going there at least every three months to take advantage of free tastings and pick up our quarterly loot.
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