Posted by Newt on July 30, 2003 at 17:26:14:
In Reply to: Newt - you're back !! posted by M. D. Vaden on July 29, 2003 at 13:59:12:
: Newt, are you a moder..ator here? (forum wouldn't allow that word unaltered??)
: Anyhow, I posted a couple of weeks ago "where's Newt"
: Noticed your name dissappear for several days.
: Sometimes I'm not sure when I'll be on or off the forums. Lately, I've been at the keyboard like a maniac, but mainly to stay out of the sun in the afternoon.
: We do a lot of pruning, and most tree and pruning guys I know, aim for 3 to 4 six-hour days, saving the rest for estimates, tool repair, or recovery. Today is a little messing around, and a design blue print - already pruned in-the-field this morning. Is about 100F right now.
Hi M. D.!
By the way, I'm not a moder*tor here or anywhere actually. I often think of doing so, but my life gets crazy sometimes and I can often just drop out for a long time. I tend to visit this forum more than most because I can usually find an answer to the questions and I like the fact that I get a notice when there's a response. That's how I knew you were looking for me. I did go back and read your post and that's how I realized that you thought I was a 'he'. Most people associate the name Newt with the Gingrich guy, but my 'handle' came from my yellow lab. She's named after a little girl in the movie 'Aliens' who survived all alone on a planet crawling with these large bug things. My poor Newt lived all alone in a basement for months before she came to live with me. Both of them are blonde, but I'm not!
How was your landscape board meeting? I was surprised to hear that the temps have been so hot there. I live in Maryland and we've had unusually temperate weather. I was just outside pruning our serviceberry and was quite comfortable. There's even a nice breeze. Just a few more outdoor chores before I leave and my hubby will have to handle the rest. He's joining me in Peru in November. We'll have a house sitter for the pets and such. I will have computer access in Peru, so I will probably be on the boards more than I am right now. I'll try and send you a picture or two on your site if you like. They have some interesting plant material there. Is that you on your site, third picture down on the right?