Thursday – A Little Personal – The Yard Again.

“Look out, Lucy. Looks like a snake to me.”

“Pretty skinny snake, Little One.”

“Yeah, but it sure is long.”

“It’s not moving. So maybe it’s something else.”

“Like what can it be?”

“Let me give it the once over.”

“Be careful. It seems to go on forever.”

“No talking while I sneak up on this thing.”

“Okay, but I think I know what it is.”

“I’ve seen this before. It’s attached to something.”

“You are so smart, Lucy. What is this thing anyway?”

“It says S-U-N-J-O-E. I wonder who that is?”

“You know it has something to do with dad’s leaf obsession. There he is.”

“I think it’s the picker-upper., but let’s ask.”

“Hey, dad, what is this thing?”

“Yeah, Boss. We want to know.”

“Well, ladies, it is a leaf vacuum. It picks up the leaves.”

“I knew it, Little one.”

“You are so smart, Lucy.”

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  1. Seems like the girls are discovering the joys of gadgets which are seemingly known to all men. πŸ˜‰

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    1. Ha ha ha. So true, Lori. 😊

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  2. That’s a heck of a lead on there, John. Don’t they do a rechargeable, cordless version?

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    1. They do, Keith but they are not powerful enough. I could go with gas but hate that. I have cordless trimmers, saws and a blower but sadly the vac is corded. (100 feet of it)

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      1. A hundred feet? How do you not trip over it?

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      2. Float like a butterfly sting like a bee. 😁 I do trip over it sometimes

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      3. Meanwhile, now I’ve had a shed put in the garden I need to run a permanent extension out to it and completely re-lay Robbie’s power feed as well as his perimeter wire. And all this for a lawn that now measures less than 400 square feet!

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      4. The size will make it easy to run a perimeter wire. BTW what happened to hiring those needing work for your lawn care. (Maybe Robbie used to work at IBM)

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      5. Good question. Give me time to think up a suitable excuse.

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      6. Take all the time you need. 😁

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  3. My first thought was Poppa’s got a new gadget! The yard looks spotless, John. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Jill. Yes it is almost new. I got it when I figured the lawn sweeper was not doing the job. ( No amount of money too large to be spent on the lawn) 😊

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  4. And now I know the secret of your manicured lawn! Those girls are quite curious, aren’t they?

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    1. They are all over everything different. Thanks, Joan. 😁

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  5. How strange somethings must be to others who are uninitiated. I love the idea of the snake…

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    1. They have seen this stuff before but when they came out before I was totally finished, I just followed them and snapped the photos. They went back inside, so I didn’t get a reaction to turning it on. (I can imagine they both would have bolted for the door) Thanks, Pamela.

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  6. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    I always love the pup chat on Thursday. Your yard looks beautiful, John. If you’re ever in Arizona, I know of a yard that could use your touch. 😁

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    1. Ha ha ha. John’s lawn service at the ready. Thanks, Gwen. 😁

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  7. If you ever fancy a trip to the UK … might need more than a SunJoe, though! πŸ˜‚πŸ’•πŸ™‚

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    1. I don’t know. This thing is pretty powerful. But I suppose an airplane would be more comfortable. 😁 (Not to mention the length of the electrical cord)

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  8. Mystery solved. Mine couldn’t be around when it starts working. They would attack it, and the blender, and the dishwasher, and the blowdryer, and…

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    1. Yes, these two just head for the door. They have no interest in putting a stop to it. Lucy will bark but that’s about it.

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  9. Smart Lucy is on the case! (I’ve wondered how all those leaves will be there one day, then gone the next like magic.)

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    1. Yes. The method is to blow them to the fence and then vacuum them up. Works great. 😊

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      1. I wonder if that’s the same method my daughter uses. (She has the same type of lawn that you do.)

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  10. Lucy is smart, but it never hurts to ask and make sure.

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    1. Yes. That is her personality for sure. Thanks, GP.

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  11. That’s a really cool device. Should look into getting one to replace the rakes.

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    1. It really works well around bushes. So much easier than picking up the leaves plus it mulches them so you don’t need a lot of bags.

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      1. Mulches too? That’s even better.

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  12. As astute as Holmes and Watson. Clever girls!

    Ear scratches for both of them. 😊

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    1. Thank you, Miss Staci. 😁

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  13. Funny that Charles mentioned mulch. I just was sitting here thinking, “What kind of mulch do you put on artificial grass.” The obvious answer’s ‘none,’ but I am wondering if you use your gadget’s mulch for your flower beds.

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    1. Our beds are all mulched with stone.

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      1. You really have gone low maintenance!

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      2. Yes we have. The vaccum makes getting leaves out of the rocks a cinch too.

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  14. They are such an inquisitive duo. Nothing gets by your girls, John!

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    1. Not too much. Twiggy was playing with a bumble bee yesterday. Had to bring her in she wouldn’t leave it alone. The bee seemed interested in Twiggy too.

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      1. Wow, I’m glad you caught her and brought her in. Sounds like the bee wasn’t going to sting her, but better to be safe!

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      2. If I were the bee she would be in a baking soda bath right now. 😁

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  15. I think they’re as curious as Bond about things they find in their kingdom.

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  16. They know you all to well …. well, at least Lucy does.

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  17. They sure are curious, John. It’s cute to me, the way they seem to be studying things. Your lawn sure does look nice and clean. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Tim. More leaves today.

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      1. That’s the way it goes. Some of the oaks don’t lose their leaves until mid-winter around here.

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      2. Our live oaks drop in the spring.

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  18. Boys and their toys make for interesting sleuthing for the girls!

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    1. Yes it does. Thanks, Dale. 😊

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      1. πŸ™‚

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  19. That Lucy, she sure is a gal who knows how to figure things out!

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    1. Yes is a wize one for sure. Thanks, Lynn.

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  20. Lucy can read! She’s a smart one! I’m glad they got that sorted!

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    1. Yes, otherwise it could be a major day long investigation. 😁

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  21. Mystery solved!! Glad the girls are on the case. They make way better detectives than some of the fictional ones I’ve read about lately (I need to find better books, ha!)

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    1. Yes, you do. 😁

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  22. We don’t have a leaf picker-upper but a blower. Used to blow the leaves into huge piles, but then had to load them into large bags to be taken to the local dump. In Chapel Hill, you can blow or rake your leaves into the street and they come and vac them up.
    Smart gal, that Lucy. Glad Twigge didn’t decide to bite ‘the snake.”

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    1. Yes biting that snake would not be a good thing for sure. Thanks, Noelle.

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  23. Sweet, curious little fur babies. I love reading about their adventures. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Mar. 😊

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  24. The girls must be reading your sleuthing posts in their spare time. Clever.

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    1. Ha ha ha. Thanks, John

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  25. Keeping the yard clean for you girls.

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    1. Yes, cause they are always concerned about leaves.

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  26. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    I love seeing the world through their eyes πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Denise.

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  27. Anonymous · ·

    What an inspection, dear John! Lucy seems to be a great technician of all the time! Her glance is a glance of an experienced professional! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes she does have an analytical sense about her for sure. Thanks, Someone.

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  28. Such curiosity! Heck, I’m impressed they can read letters! πŸ™‚ As always, the girls are entertaining, John!

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    1. Thank you, Billy Ray.

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  29. Well, I would not have know what it was! Better than a leaf blower where they leaves just keep coming back. Is it quiet?

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    1. It is very noisy. I do it at 8:01 in the morning which is one minute after the legal noise time. My neighbor has a crew that show up at 7:30 Monday mornings. They are seldom there since they live in Houston. I make sure to do mine when they are in their house in Lakeway. 😈 Thanks, Jo.

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  30. Aren’t they the smartest. 🐢 🐢 πŸ‚ πŸ’¨

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    1. Sometimes. 🀣

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  31. petespringerauthor · ·

    We boys like our toys. I’m a regular Forrest Gump on my riding lawnmower.

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    1. I had one may moons ago. I know the feeling.

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  32. Hmmmm! We have one of these things and when the gardener comes on a Friday he makes a huge noise with it. I’ve started going into the office on a Friday again to get away from the man and his leaf machine.

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    1. Yes. I want to get away from it as well but find it tough when I’m using it. 😁

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    1. Thank you for the visit, Betsy. Glad you enjoyed it. 😁

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  33. Lucy, you are the smart one. Twiggy, stick with your sister.

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    1. Yes, Twiggy. Listen to Miss Jennie

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  34. Need one of those for sameras, or β€˜whirligigs’. Those are a real bugger.πŸ˜‰

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    1. Yes. They pick up everything.

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  35. Leaf it to the girls to get to the bottom of it.

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  36. Joe? My guess – a new β€œloud” friend :))! mmmm, Ray is smarter than Lucy πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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    1. Bery loud friend. Thank you, VR. Good to “see” you. 😊

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