Re: [gardeners] Bastrop Gardening and OT stuff

Martha Brown (
Thu, 20 Jan 2000 09:31:20 -0600


I hope the new medication will allow you to be if not pain free
at least tolerable.  As you said Thank Goodness for insurance
giving you the ability to improve the quality of your life.

Your reports on planting onions almost make me want to plant some
but the only time I had onions do well the grasshoppers ate them
right out of the ground.  If we don't get some winter the
grasshoppers and other bugs will probably mow everything in their
path this summer.

M Brown
NW Oklahoma, USA
USDA Zone 6b,  Sunset Zone 35

----- Original Message -----
From: Allen and Judy Merten <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, January 19, 2000 11:17 PM
Subject: [gardeners] Bastrop Gardening and OT stuff

| Hi All,
|     I managed to plant more onions today. We have 100 1015Ys,
| 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.
| 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
| carry it. Judy got the Rx filled at the pharmacy at the
| 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
| $20.00.
|     Took the first one tonight. Too soon to tell if it is as
| as the Doctor says it is. The test will be in the garden
| morning.
|     We set a new high temp. of 88 today!! Nother new record.
| Allen
| Bastrop Co., SE Central Tx.
| Zone 8