Re: [gardeners] Re: typhoon in the garden

Annetta Green (
Wed, 24 Jul 2002 11:17:16 -0400

We live in an area that is almost all sand, plus a black dog and dark gray
cat on pale carpet.  Carpets do not last as long for us as the sand tears
apart the base as the sand grinds as we walk.  We discovered that a good
vacuum cleaner was the answer.  There are a number of them out there, but
the Kirby we have works for us.  The last time we had our carpet pulled up
(when we tiled the kitchen)  we were surprised at how little dust and dirt
was underneath.  Course, corners and under furniture (that don't get
vacuumed regularly) were another story.  Another plus, is that the vet tells
us a good vacuum will keep the fleas down, by pulling the eggs right out of
the carpet.

Course our sand makes compost near and dear to my heart.
Anne in FL
zone 9b, sunset 26

Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all
evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still
savages. -Thomas Edison, inventor (1847-1931)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Margaret Lauterbach" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, July 24, 2002 10:51 AM
Subject: Re: [gardeners] Re: typhoon in the garden

> At 08:30 AM 7/24/02 -0500, you wrote:
> >We're going to put in Pergo Presto, a floating wood laminate floor that
> >each piece locks to the
> >next. I don't remember the thickness but think it's about what you're
> >looking for. It costs about
> >$2.98 per square foot locally but can be self-installed with minimal
> >tools. We're trying to get rid
> >of most of the "soft" floors due to allergies both of us have developed.
> >When we took up the top
> >carpet layer there was enough dust under it we had to vacuum before we
> >could take up the next carpet
> >layer. We both wore dust masks throughout the demolition.
> >
> >George
> That's daunting news, George.  You and Anne are such clean people.  If you
> have dust filtering through the carpet, what do the rest of us have?
> I could garden indoors.  Margaret L