Re: [gardeners] Weather report

Shirley,George (
Fri, 05 Jan 2001 16:44:22 -0600

It actually hit 70F here today, started the day with 35 and ended up with a high
of 70. Thought I might have to turn the air conditioning on in my new car. Yup,
it's a done deal, we're now driving a 2001 Hyundai Elantra and it's a really
nice car. It's our first new car since 1976 as we have always bought last year's
used car. I really like the 10 year 100,000 mile warranty on EVERYTHING. I
sprung for an extra few hundred bux to get that big warranty. Takes a load off
of my mind, covers everything but batteries, belts, hoses, tires, and brake
pads. Miz Anne hasn't seen it yet as she's still at school but I expect she will
like it too. Took 8 hours to close the deal and drive out of the dealership.
Interest rate is a little higher than I wanted but was still 3 points below what
my credit union wanted. Actually got 1500 bux for my old Ford truck with 150K on
it and that was 500 more than I expected. Whew! Glad all that's over, I'm a
nervous wreck, I don't like all the dickering, etc that goes on during a car
deal. Didn't even eat lunch today so look out dinner, here I come.


Jane Burdekin wrote:
> George,
> Good luck on the car deal, it's always a scary thing for me.  We are also
> supposed to be in the 60's today, it was 28 when I got up.  Of course we
> have nothing growing outside, except I did see some elephant garlic sprouts
> up the other day.  The ground is hard and frozen.  I will be starting some
> seeds in a month or so, spring is coming for us here in Colorado.  I can't
> imagine having peppers 6' tall, don't think we have that long of a growing
> season here at all.
> Jane
> -----Original Message-----
> From: []
> Sent: Friday, January 05, 2001 7:32 AM
> To: Gardeners List
> Subject: [gardeners] Weather report
> We had a hard freeze yesterday, a light frost this morning, and they're
> forecasting 60 plus degrees by 4 pm today with temps rising into the high
> 60's
> or even 70 over the weekend. I guess I'll have to go and uncover all the
> plants
> and open the greenhouse up to keep stuff from getting to hot.
> Got a lot of chile plants that bit the dust but the Thai Hots are trying to
> bloom again. think I'll prune them as they look like six foot tall trees and
> let
> them rest until warm weather comes for sure. Gotta prune the lemon tree and
> one
> of my kumquats too, they're getting rather shaggy looking.
> Soon be time to start seeds for the spring garden so I'm marking pages in
> the
> seed catalogs. Only need a few seeds as I don't have room to store anymore.
> <VBG>
> Gotta go now, going into town to trade the old red pickemup truck on a 2001
> Hyundai Elantra. We need at least one newer vehicle and both the old ones
> have
> over 150K on them (one has 180K now). Damn, first new vehicle we've bought
> since
> 1976. I just don't like the looks of the late model used cars around here.
> I'm going to be chanting my bargaining mantra until the deal is done.
> George, off to the wars