[gardeners] Bastrop Gardening and OT stuff

Allen and Judy Merten (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Wed, 19 Jan 2000 23:17:01 -0600

Hi All,
    I managed to plant more onions today. We have 100 1015Ys, 100
White Granex, 123 Green Bunching Onions, for a total of 323
onions so far. I'm still trying to locate some Candy onions
locally. I looked at some in the catalogues, but I'm not paying
6.95 per bunch + shipping.
    The Fire Ant wars of the 21st Century have begun. I think
it's a stalemate so far.
    I went to a Pain Management Clinic, Tuesday. I had to go
through a bunch of "range of motion" tests. They really know
there business there. They managed to increase my pain X 10. When
we left, I got a wheel chair ride. Diagnosis is advanced
degenerative disc disease. Changed Rx to a morphine derivative.
Doc said it would improve the quality of my life. It's a
triplicate Rx, very tightly controlled. Not all drug stores will
carry it. Judy got the Rx filled at the pharmacy at the hospital
where she works. The pharmacist asked her "what did you do to
him?" {;-) You wouldn't believe the price! It costs $419.00 for
100 of them!! Thank goodness for insurance. The rx cost us
    Took the first one tonight. Too soon to tell if it is as good
as the Doctor says it is. The test will be in the garden tomorrow
    We set a new high temp. of 88 today!! Nother new record.
Bastrop Co., SE Central Tx.
Zone 8