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Happy New Year!!!!

Posted 01-01-2017 at 09:45 AM by onebuck


A new beginning for us to have more happy days throughout the new year. My wife informs me we are done for now with work on the winter home here in Florida. Amen!!

I have a few small things to get done that are necessary. So my task stack is FIFO for now. Playing Gardner and landscaper to improve the looks on the outside. Our HOA just covers the maintenance not improvements so we need to get things looking better. We need to rearrange since some of the floral has gone wild in places.

I did a test plot of over-seeding the grass to see how it would work here in Florida. I just raked the test area and pulled some weeds then did a good spread of a sun & shade dipped seed. We do have irrigation so the watering is done alternate days to conserve water. Replacing the irrigation controller because the display is not readable for the old one.

I've got new grass and it is allowed to grow to crowd out everything else. Looks nice for a plot of 12 X 20, I need to keep the grounds keepers from mowing so this will root well then seed and provide better surface control. Not bad for a few hours work and $25 of seed along with spot watering since we are behind on rain in our area. We are forecast to have some rain this week. I will let this sit a few more weeks to see how successful it is with new seed production. The ground warmth here allows quick growth so I will likely have a new lawn area by the end of February around our property.

I hate to have to buy tools but to get anything done. I need to since my wife loaded the Honda with House goods. I had a small tool kit assembled and I told her my Golf clubs were going with us.
I have bought lots of duplicate tools that I do have spares at home in Illinois. I think I will ship some down when I get home. I will ask our neighbor to just put them in the garage once the tools are dropped here.

I am sure it will be cheaper to ship then to continue to purchase tools here when I need a particular one.

I plan on starting work on the server this week. Just got the network done for now. I really do not like crawling in the tight crawl space. I am limited with my back situation since I need to get over the pipes and tight spaces to allow me to pull wire in necessary places. I know wireless can be done but I like the security that wired LAN provides me. Easy to place switches for multiple clients throughout. Sure the wife likes wireless so I can place AP within the home so no dead spots. Our patio has good signal quality when she wants to set outside an read her Kindle. Talk about being spoiled. I have to walk into the house to get my beer so why not her downloads. Not! I have been looking for a small beer fridge that can be placed out in the garage. My argument is I won't need to open the door to get into the house but just walk into the garage and pull a beer.

It's 9:30 and time to get ready for a round of golf. My meds are working so I can get going now.

Hope everyone has a prosperous and Happy New year!

Have fun & enjoy!
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