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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Eggs and Colored Soap #25

Far out man!
We have the coolest do it yourself car wash in Chino. It's so clean and efficient and not expensive. With all the dirt in this area, they probably do a pretty good business. I love their colored soap! It's psychedelic! Whoops, dating myself.

There's a goofy dog that lives up the street from us. When a car drives by, he runs out of his fence barking and races like mad beside the car to the end of his property. But if we walk by with our dogs, he's nowhere to be seen. The horses on the property do come over to greet us.

Our next project is to put up some windbreakers around the garden. Between the wind and the searing sun during the day and the drastic drop in temps some nights, we lost about eighty tomato plants. True, we jumped the gun and put them out too early, but the speed at which they died was amazing. Lesson learned. We each dealt with it differently. At least one of us was furious. I felt sad. The windbreakers are needed. The poor little broccoli and cabbage plants are only inches high but the wind lays them out nearly flat.

Proper attire to visit a troublesome neighbor?
Frank made an impromptu visit to our new neighbor. Remember the ones I complained about with the couch on their porch and boxes falling out of their open shed? The young man that lives there has a three-wheeler and likes to go in circles near our fence. The problem is the wind (yes, that again). We've been plagued with dust as we sit on our patio, and he runs around in circles. Time for a visit. We all laughed after Frank left, thinking of the shirt he had on. It turned out good. She's a single mom, working long hours and apologized for the property still looking the way it does. She made the son apologize, and he was sincere. We haven't had a problem since. He pays attention to the way the wind is blowing. One day, he had a friend wetting down the soil after each circle!

And remember our really nice neighbors? She delivered seventy-two eggs to us a few days ago. Just let her know when we run out!


10 comments:

  1. What great neighbors. The soap sounds like fun!

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    1. Hi Judy. Dave and Eunice are definitely keepers!

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  2. Glad to hear the neighbors are treating you well and the other's are kind and respectful. Love the soap pics.

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  3. Seventy two eggs!! How many ways can you make an omelette...HA! I have a good fritatta recipe for all your veggies when they come...How silly is that soap too, makes washing the car fun :)

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    1. We've had no trouble using up the eggs. There are bakers (not me) in our house. I'd love to have your recipe.

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  4. Wow! I had to read the blog twice to take it all in. I love the coloured soap bit!

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  5. Love the soap. What a hoot!
    And how nice to have such lovely neighbours

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    1. Almost makes it worth going to the car wash!

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