Curbing by Design for Market Friday


In March, I went to a Home and Garden Show that was being held at a Convention Center in Northern Virginia. They hold one in the spring and one in the fall, as this is when many people prepare to do the largest part of their renovations or home improvements. There are literally thousands who attend these shows, for so many different reasons. They have demonstrations to learn about what is the latest and the greatest. Technology changes and many look to upgrade their house, appliances or even become more energy efficient. Finding a contractor was never this easy.


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Contractors. This is a good place to scout out the different ones that are there. I get a feeling about a person upon meeting them. Then I take that feeling and do an internet search on them. It is like two-step verification. :) To me, this is a fairly easy way to compare products and contractors, especially having them all in one giant room. I actually was looking for inspiration for my gardens. Not for the flowers in them, but, for something to contain the flowers and mulch and keep the grass from overstepping its reach. Of course, I couldn't help but peek at the contractors building custom houses (Oh! Building it your way!) I'm just looking and it is pretty free. I consider it a cheap thrill. This gentleman builds koi ponds, landscapes in your yard, and probably pretty much anything that you can dream up.


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So, I hired a contractor, a small operation that is part of a larger company. They had a base price which I had already inquired about a month ago when calling around and they were actually giving a nice discount at the show to get things lined up for spring. The quoted price was $7.40 per foot, which was a $1.00 discount. Not too shabby. The name of the company was Curbing by Design and that is exactly what they did, putting brick-like curbing around the gardens. I was afraid that it might be too commercial looking, something that a business would use, and I really angsted over it.


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The day they were to come, it was a perfect day for working outdoors. I had made a pot of coffee and chilled some juices and water. I had a lunch prepared as I know for a fact, that most workers don't take time off because lunch is too inconvenient or they don't know the area... and it takes time when they could be finishing the workup. So, they came and started mixing cement. I forgot to say that it was a cement base, which had color thrown in it to match the brick I already have on the house. Surprisingly, it matched well. I was doing the Happy Dance.


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There were three workers and all took a shovel and dug a foot away from where the flowerbeds were. They outlined it with sand and added a little bit of curvature for a better appearance from the street. It took hours because I have many gardens here. Also, around the oak tree, they had to shave one root and they took over an hour to do it so they didn't hurt the tree. I couldn't take a picture of that. Let's just say they dug around four of the trees.


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It looks pretty messy, but, it was organized. I didn't plant anything yet in these particular gardens as I knew they were going to be tossed about. They shoveled the dirt and mulch back and tussled my flowers a bit, but, it is definitely recoverable. It is going to be almost 100F (37C) this weekend, so I may just prepare the gardens for some new plants. It is too hot to plant a new little plant. Have mercy!


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Then the fun started! They have a machine where you feed the cement mixture and it spits out curbing on the backside. It looks easy, but I can assure you, that these guys worked hard. I played them with drinks and made some tacos and all was good. I have to say that I liked their work ethic and the care they took with everything.


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This is an industrial motorized wheelbarrow. I don't mind telling you that I have never seen one of these. Ever. They mixed cement up at the truck and poured it into this wheelbarrow. Then one of the guys drove it and followed the other machine around, taking one shovelful at a time and filling up the hopper. It was a slow process, but, they were like a well-oiled machine.


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There was a lot of shaping and smoothing to give it the best appearance it could. This man was actually in IT for years and jumped ship to do this. He loves the outdoors and working with his hands. I have to say that he was a master at it.


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It was like watching a person doing pottery. Adding a little, taking some away, molding, blending. See how well he mixed the color to match the brick? Splendidly.


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There is a little tool that put lines in the cement to appear like a brick. It doesn't really, but, it was a nice touch. You have to have a steady hand to roll it all the way down the line.


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Then he takes a tool and goes over each line to make it more pronounced. Slow, meticulous work. My bricks look a different color with all the sand on them. They power washed all the bricks and the street to make sure nothing was left behind.


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This was the flowerbed in the front. There was a lot more clean-up that needed to be done when the pictures were taken, but it was all accomplished tonight. I cannot rake the dirt and mulch forward and fix it up for a few days, allowing for time for the cement to cure. I will most likely get a little more mulch and some potting soil to put in there, giving my late plants a boost.


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And just like that, this post is done. I hope you had a good time and learned a little something new. As always, I want to thank you for taking the time to visit, and just remember, #MarketFriday loves you! Thank you for supporting the challenge! Have a most fabulous day! Cheers!!


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May there always and forever be flowers to color my world. #alwaysaflower, for me, for you.


The cost was $7.40 a foot (discounted from $8.40) and there were 300 feet, including four trees that were done. It adds up pretty quickly. I left them with a nice tip, frankly, because they deserved it. They policed the area and left it almost better than when they came. It was a full two days worth of fun for my #MarketFriday. I hope yours went as well as mine!


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Well, you put up the grass barrier! Nice work, the yard will look different and I think you like it. Spring changes are the most enjoyable and long-awaited, I do different jobs too but considering the size of my house and garden are much, much smaller, I do all the work myself.

Obviously, you can't replace a specialist with experience and the right tools he knows how to use. From what I can see, the guys who have worked on you are very good.

You have a very nice big yard and garden! I'm sure you love it and enjoy the beauty you see every day.

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I did put up the grass barrier! It will be easier to mow and keep the mulch in the flowerbeds. Every time it rains, the mulch comes out. I wasn't sure I would like it, but, I am sure it will be okay once I get more dirt, mulch, and plants for the garden.

It is actually a little too fussy for me, I like more of a wild and free garden, but, it is that way at the Shore House, so I don't mind so much. I cannot do work like this and can you imagine what it would look like if I tried! :)

I have had big gardens and really small gardens and balcony gardens, depending on where I am living. I love them all. Just give me a few flowers. Thanks, Dan @bluemoon for being so supportive.

Have a great weekend ahead!

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I'm sure you'll love it once the change settles in and I'm sure you'll be able to plant more flowers because of this barrier. Your garden is very beautiful and I'm glad I got to see a bit of it thanks to this post.

You've reminded me again that you've lived in many different houses and I still can't imagine the feelings you had with each move. To leave is to die a little, I connect with places, people, and things... I think I'd almost be dead after so many moves. Seeing how you are, I understand that one can survive and that constant change can also be enjoyable. You make me think I could probably get used to it too. Thank you, @dswigle, you and the life you let us see are a real help to people like me.

My post this week is very prosaic and boils down to a few simple calculations...
How much is all this?

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Thank you, Dan! @bluemoon I never moved growing up, my parents were died in the wool New Englanders! I lived with the same people around me all my life and our relatives lived close enough to see them every day if we wanted. We celebrated the most mundane things, anything we could, but also, births, graduation, birthdays, holidays, Mother's Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July... you name it. I have fond memories of growing up. My kids, on the other hand, have different memories, but, also because I didn't want them to grow up without knowing family, and visiting often, no matter where we were in the world.

They learned how to speak different languages, the experience of going to local schools in foreign countries, Seeing the Mona Lisa in person, and riding on a gondola while the gondolier sang to us. Volunteered in different countries, They love these experiences, but, also, because it was their life, they liked it. They went to the Vienna Symphony, Went mushing on a dog sled... it was different, it was fun, but, there is always going to be a tradeoff.

Their grandparents and great-grandparents made sure that they visited often and spent time with them. They did miss a lot of cousin time, but, have grown closer to them as they have grown up.

Always a trade-off. I think that there is no better or worse way. I think if we are smart, we try to make it work to have true happiness. When I think about it, I have to say that I honestly don't have any regrets. The kids are happy and healthy and now they are living life the way they choose. Hopefully, they will feel the same sense of joy and passion about life that I still feel.

Thanks so much for stopping again and dropping your link! I appreciate it!

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When I think about it, I have to say that I honestly don't have any regrets.

That sums up everything you said, Denise, @dswigle! I wish I could say the same and that's not because I didn't see the world but because I made a few mistakes.

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My life wasn't perfect, Dan @bluemoon but it showed me things I would have never known, going down paths I might have not otherwise chosen. Did I make mistakes? Of course! I would be a liar if I said no! But, I learned from it and hopefully grew in a different direction.

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We are human, we cannot be perfect. Where you right now say you made the right choice for you, I'm glad you did and I love your serenity. I can't be like you although I am happy with my life, it is much better than I expected.

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Home and Garden Show I have not seen one in years, we now have big together at Durban Exhibition Centre.

This is not like earlier years where new homes were erected for people to visit and see modern ideas in fixtures and fittings. Times have changed!

Workmanship on completion here is impressive with brick finish look, nice border to flower beds!

!LUV
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They still do that, Joan!!! Can you believe last year, they erected a house, right in the Exhibition Theater? It was so awesome, and all the smart home things were incorporated, along with unique furniture and up-and-coming ideas. They didn't do it this year, but, it sure was fun.

I love the Home and Garden shows, also the Autumn one is for Renovations and things of that sort. Great ideas come from just perusing the hall.

Thanks so much, Joan. It might be a little bit too commercial-looking right now, but, I am sure I will get used to it. Appreciate your ongoing support! Thanks for the tipu! Enjoy the weekend!

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Would be tempted to buy, have not visited our local exhibition in years for exactly the reason of being too commercialized.

First drive into city, then have to pay to enter, where everyone is trying to sell latest idea, sorry I hang onto the old manual working solid equipment inherited, it works without electricity, called man (woman) power 😃....

!LOLZ

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If I have to do it myself, more than likely, it is an old tool that my father gave me. I don't have the room to store fancy pieces and it is too much trouble when they break. Working without electricity is definitely a huge yes, please for you!

Woman Power! I hear you! LOL

Thanks for the LOLZ!

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Hand cranked mincer and shredder heavy metal objects clipped to table top never let you down! Only thing that will break down is the arm turning it 😅.

My little sister inherited Kenwood Chef 1962 design for baking, which she uses to this day, I don't bake....

Have had electric that have already conked over the years, waste of money!

!LADY Woman Power, inherited from my Dad who was head cook in our home 😂🤣 Mom did bake but was a wee bit of a menace in the kitchen.....

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You are right! I have a mincer that is hand-cranked from my parents' kitchen. I use it and surprisingly, prefer the way it comes out. It does take a little muscle but just like the hand can openers, it is all in what you get used to. I have never had an electric can opener and really don't want one. I can open up a can quicker than it takes to do that. I do use a stand mixer for baking. I have to be honest with you, mixing by hand with 300 to 400 strokes for some cakes just isn't any fun.

Ever.

Hehe... I should have been a menace in the kitchen! I didn't know it gave you a free pass! :)

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Old mincer is superb you know what you eating, separate tool for shredding salad or veg if needed, both work like a charm. Manual can opener/cork removal little muscle exercise good for the boobs.

Not baking so no need to worry about that either 😅. Talk about menace.., first loaf of homemade bread I could start building houses or used as a weapon for protection!

Know your limits 🙃

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Omg! That is hilarious! I should try that and see if it works!

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I like modern homes that have a garden with fragrant flowers, it is good to use solar panels to heat water for showering in winter.
these are some ideas for comfortable house

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Thank you for sharing your ideas with me. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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We are now in technology era, why not rely on fingerprints to enter homes instead of keys so that our homes aren't exposed to theft?

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That's a test of your patience, how much you can temper upon this to do the best work slow and steady. The flower is very beautiful with colour indeed and have a beautiful day with market friday.

https://ecency.com/marketfriday/@tokenism/market-friday-for-the-cup

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It is a test of patience ! The man who did it was very patient and did a great job. I thank you very much for reading, commenting, and dropping your link. Have a wonderful weekend!

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Greens are very beautiful. They provide a relaxing environment for a pleasant stay. The man has just made a great work over there. Thank you for sharing all of the beauty in this sweetie. I wish you a wonderful weekend.

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The man worked harder than I ever could! He provided a great service for what he did. I was very please with the work and honestly, it will make keeping the grass out of there much easier!

Thanks for stopping by, reading, commenting, and dropping your link, Sam! @mcsamm

Have a wonderful weekend!

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the season is almost open, Denise. hurrah! ...and a !PIZZA
ps. I am shooting flowers (not the spring snowdrops already) and 3 days ago I noticed the first butterfly and bumblebee!

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Isn't life beautiful??? The first butterfly? Wow! I love this time of year and everything is blooming all around me! It is heavenly!

Woo hoo! Bees!! Today is National Hive Day!

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It was (yesterday), yes. Bzzzzzzzzzz! 😁😁
ps. with years, knowing history more and more, I become more a more a misantrope... considering Earth could be better without hoomans. ehehe.... 🤪

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Well, I wouldn't like it better, but, we certainly could take better care of it.

I hope you are having a Super Sunday!

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How wonderful it looks Denise 🥰 truly a craftsmanship. Never seen anything like this border that is based on cement. The colour matches so well. Now your garden and grass will establish well and when the weather is cooler again you can add new plants here and there.
Love your garden!

Great you went to a show and got information about things in and around the house. With those kind of things you can scout out the best people for your job.
Happy Friday @dswigle 👋🏻☀️ Enjoy your “new” garden it looks stunning.

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Thank you so much for your words! It is pretty cool, the way they did it, and I am hoping when I finish planting more that it won't be commercial looking. (Like visiting a bank! LOL) I love gardening. It is so very relaxing, just wandering around, getting my hands in the dirt.

Le sigh.

I do like those Home Shows! You learn all about up-and-coming things for the house, the newest technology, and trends. Not that I really care about trends. :)

Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comment! It is always such a pleasure to see you!

Have an awesome weekend!

#MarketFriday loves you!

!PIZZA

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Hello Denise 👋🏻😁
You are so welcome. I’m sure when more plants are added it will change the look. It doesn’t look commercial to me. I like it.
One of my favourite things too, working in a garden. In the rental we are now I don’t have a garden but after our move we will… can’t wait to start some vegetables, fruits and herbs. Soon… 😉

Yes, love those home shows, renovating, gardens etc. I studied engineering and always did my own renovations. Especially now we know we move we are watching them again, for ideas.

Anytime dear @dswigle I so enjoy reading your posts and wise words 🥰
Have a truly wonderful weekend 👋🏻☀️

!PIZZA

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I am so excited for you! I hope it is a great move. I know that renting is the way to go when you are moving around every few years, but because of the kids, bought a house so that they could feel like they had an anchor. I planted peach trees and apple trees, and blackberry and raspberry bushes. They already had a thing called plum-cherry trees and pear trees. It is on the Atlantic Coast with a few acres and great neighbors who watch for storms coming in. It has a huge pecan/black walnut tree too.

That has been a forever renovation project, although it's livable. An old Victorian House from 1869. But, I love it and it has been fun to fool around with it. So yes! I love home shows too! I don't care about trends either! It is fun doing your own renovations! Challenging, sometimes, but, still fun.

Yes. I just kept going on and on @littlebee4 , all to say that I love gardening too! All different kinds.

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Thank you so much @dswigle 😁 we first will move into a rental and than want to buy to settle down. As both, my husband and I, are longing for it. We are not getting any younger. We met almost 6 years ago… just married and now it’s time to settle down somewhere. A cute little house that we will renovate, make ours and a garden. That’s our little dream. We moved to much, ok my husband not that much, but I sure did. Time to grow some roots and I feel we are making the right choice… 😁👋🏻

I so understand, for kids it’s different and the best to do. And you planted so many fruit trees. How lovely. Yes an Victorian house… my dream too. It doesn’t have to be perfect. We can fix it lovingly up.
I so get you 🥰😁

Keep going, I so don’t mind Denise, it’s lovely to talk to you.

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Rentals are the best way to go, then you can feel the vibe of the city/town and decide where is best suited for your needs. I did that here too.

We are not getting any younger.

If you find a cure for that, will you let me know?

The Victorian was first, wanting something close to the ocean and out of the city- a fun reno job! Then built the current house outside of the city. I was living in Washington, DC. The Victorian is fun and the reno is interesting and have learned a lot. Plus, there is nothing like old-world charm. One of the reasons I like New England is that older homes are easy to find and (to me) always offer such warmth and charm. The houses look lovingly built and these newer houses are nice, but, they lack that. Of course, I love my house, that is just an observation.

I pay it forward on properties. I always plant something pretty or useful. Nut trees are for the future. I have 17 black walnut and 17 pecans spread out throughout the property. Whoever planted them was thinking generational. These are all over 100 years old. They also planted English Boxwood which is a slow grower. The nursery that came out to look at them and show me how to trim them offered to buy them. He said they were quite amazing and over 100 years old, although still healthy. They are the boxwoods that look like little clouds of the bush instead of cutting straight across.

Anyway, I think you will have a lot of fun~!!

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That’s what we thought. First a rental and explore the area. Find the right spot and than buy. It so makes sense 😁

Ok, if I find the cure… I let you know 😊

Yes, renovating such an iconic house does teach you a lot. And like you said, many around New England that are looking for some TLC.
I so understand what you mean. The older houses have charm and give a certain warmth. The newly builds mostly lack that. I love older houses just for that. And don’t start about all the woodwork that can be inside…. And a fireplace… love love love 🥰

That’s a great way to pay it forward. Think I also left something useful for others in gardens when we moved. But nuttrees are just for the long term. That sounds amazing that they are over 100 years old.

Hahaha he wanted to buy them, of course… in that condition they are worth so much, he can’t pay you that. Those should never be moved. Enjoy them 😊

I always have and spread my fun and love around 👋🏻😊

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I have been using Zillow.com to look at property back home in Connecticut or Massachusetts or Long Island, NY. The prices have fallen in some places, but hold on to your hats. As the interest rates go up, the bottom will come out of the market. In Connecticut, for instance, the prices are so low, compared to what they were. But, guess what? The taxes are not! The taxes did not drop with the prices! That is a little unusual!

I have fun too - I just finally finished life with the family and will continue marketing!

Yikes! Running so late!

Wait and see.

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Thanks for that info Denise, I did have Zillow bookmarked and had a look around a few times. Getting via email market reports from some areas.
I read about the interest rates… crazy… it won’t be sustainable.
We will have to wait and see. Good to hear the prices dropped a bit.

Have a great Sunday today 👋🏻😁☀️ @dswigle

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Hello lovely @dswigle, loved your post on gardening, always so much to do as ground work.
Here is my little Market Frida post. Love to you❤️

https://hive.blog/hive-196308/@angiemitchell/drinking-coffee-in-a-newsagent

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Helly, lovely!! @angiemitchell Thank you so much. You know how much I love gardening and this will make it easier to keep that grass out of everywhere and to mow, plus define the beds a little better here.

Thank you for doing a post and dropping your link! You have some of the nicest feel-good posts! Mwah~ Love to you!!

#MarketFriday loves you!

!LUV

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that looks like a 3d border printer :D but the results do look great , have a nice weekend

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Hehe! It really does, doesn't it? The end product should be pretty nice after I put more mulch, dirt, and flowers back in there. The trees have much bigger beds and I will push more variety in there.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope the weekend is treating you well.

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I have never seen one of those motorized Wheelbarrows either but it must be so handy on a big job and save some of the back breaking work, I do say some as clearly all of the work they were doing was hard work, but looks like they did such an amazing job

Going to the convention/ show is a great way to get ideas and get a feel of the contractors you meet, a good idea to have that two step process

here is my post for this week https://peakd.com/hive-196308/@tattoodjay/market-friday-padanaram-village

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I can imagine loading it up with mulch or dirt, right?? What a great piece to add to the tool collection, yes? They really worked hard, all day long and for two days. I didn't show off the side yards and gardens also, but enough to get the idea.

There are some things that I would rather have done like this than to put in some bricks and have that grass crawl over. Plus the mower rides up on it and there is no weed whacking! Woo-hoo!

The shows are fun, this week was a motor home and boat show. :) I don't want to buy anything, but, it sure is entertaining to go see and the ideas you walk away with are awesome!

Thanks so much for dropping your post here! Much appreciated!

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A great tool, but our place isnt big enough to justify it, even though it would be a cool tool to have anyway LOL

The only shows I used to go to were the Photo expos, but just to get out visting some other shows such as the housing one and the motorhome one would be cool to explore and see whats out there even though not planning on either

have a great day and weekend

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OMG! My place isn't either. I mean, I looked it up and they are $$$ I don't have enough work to justify that.

Photo expos! I haven't been to one of those in forever! It is fun to go to them, even with no intention of buying, dreaming is free. :)

Most times, I don't even want what I am looking at, but, pretty cool to look at.

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I must check what expos are in this area, may have to visit one or two they are fun even if you not after anything, just to explore

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Nice, see the result of the work by the contractor are quite good,using complete tools, and those who work have a lot of experience. Thank you very much.

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Thank you for stopping by! They do have a lot of experience and I am glad that I chose them to do the work.

I hope you have a great weekend!

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I love that. It really looks great.

I know you are going to enjoying seeing that every time you go in and out.

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I still haven't decided if it looks too commercial, like walking by a bank. 😮But, I am happy that you can mow in a way that requires no weed eater. (I know, you are spoiled! Your uncle does yours! 😄)

Thanks so much for stopping by! I am going to wait until Monday to put some of the flowers back in the beds and to get a few more to fill in the empty. I haven't planted around the trees yet and I am itching to get some things in.

I hope you are having a nice relaxing Friday as you head into the weekend!

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I would be having a relaxing evening if I had not eaten too much pizza for supper. I feel like an over full puppy !

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I always eat too much pizza, but it is pretty delicious! I have to say that since I have migrated over to the cauliflower pizza crust, you just don't get that full bloated feel. It must be those bloaty carbs!

They get me every time! :)

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Maybe, but I did have the thinnest crispiest crust ever. It was kind of like it being on a thin crust cracker....LOL Yum

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That's a horse of a different color! I do love a pizza that os thin and crispy.

There was a place in New Haven. Connecticut called Sally's pizza. It was a hole in the wall, but even movie stars made their way from NYC . It was a huge pie that came out of the oven, as big as the table, but so thin, you could almost eat one yourself! Never have I ever had one like that since I left home.

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The thin crust really does make a difference in how much of it you want to eat.

If you didn't eat much it would be a good option, but if you eat half the pie in a sitting, you've kind of lost the advantage....LOL

I would like to have seen a pizza as big as a table !

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No lie!! They still make them! There is one guy here on Hive that has been there and confirmed! Of course, we are talking a booth that sits four or six squished.

I think I want pizza now.

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I would say I want some more now too, but I seem to still be full from supper and that was hours ago !

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I think I do my best eating when I am full. How weird is that?

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I might understand. Somehow, once I get started, I always want some more. I never seem to feel full.....unless I really over do it.

Pretty weird ! ha ha

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These guys have really worked hard in the garden and @dswigle it was very hospitable of you to have treated with drinks while they work. Trust me, this is the first time I'm also seeing an industral motorized wheelbarrow, such a great innovation. You always make your post very educative, informative and entertaining. Thank you dear 😊

check what I shared in marketfriday today: https://hive.blog/hive-196308/@collinz/marketfriday-on-hive-tempted-to-touch-tempted-to-buy

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It was what dreams are made of! Can you imagine loading up the wheelbarrow and letting it walk with you, instead of breaking your back? I was thinking of all the different uses, but honestly, it would not pay to buy one! They are over $3,000 for one.

Yikes!

I am glad you enjoyed the post. I am sure to check yours out! Thank you for dropping the link! Have a wonderful weekend!

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Looks interesting. Looks like you can mow right up against it closely with that angle? Eliminating weed wacking or does it still require the edging work?

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No! No edging or weed whacking! Isn't that great? Interesting is exactly what I would call it. I am not too sure if it is too commercial looking to me. Like walking past a bank... I will let you know how it looks when I get the flowers back in and add a few more.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Is Vermont finally getting some spring? I will bet it is bursting with beauty right about now~ Have an amazing weekend!

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Yes, definitely into spring some nice spring flowers showing up, planted the garden, trees are all green and full, fields are all green, waterfalls are flowing. Fantastic. Of course there's always the other side, the bugs are buzzing as well. The gnats and mosquitos were quite plentiful. I put up a couple bug zappers and must say I quite enjoy hearing them get zapped and smelling the smell of roasted mosquito after have gotten a few in my ear, eye, and bites on the arm!

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Sounds divine! It is one of the prettiest sights, spring in New England. Not to be outdone by autumn in New England or winter in New England. Summer is sweet, but, it is just more spring on steroids. The others are a breed of their own.

I have a bug zapper at the Shore House. Usually, the breeze will keep them at bay, but sometimes, I can hear the current flowing through,

Roasted Mosquito :) Haha Little buggers. At least it is not a tick. I cannot stand them. I got one in my belly button one year in Michigan and I freaked out that I even looked for one there and found it! I had a real girlie moment there. :)

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Just posted my FIRST Market Friday Post 🤩🥳💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻

“Market Friday” ~ My first post! Let me show you around in Sevilla, Spain 🇪🇸

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Thank you!!! I am so excited to go see it!!!! Woo-hoo!!! I appreciate that you stopped by to drop the link!

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You are welcome @dswigle 😁💃🏻
Enjoy reading my first post 🤩 will join in again next Friday, as it is so much fun 😎

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Thank you! You know I will! You are so fast to get around to them all! I am way behind you! How is that possible? What a slowpoke I am! 🙃

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You are welcome @dswigle 😁
I read a lot yesterday in between my work. Today not yet… as I was out most of the day. We shop on Saturday for the whole week… and had a walk. Just returned, so can catch up again.

No you are not. Just enjoy it… there are some great posts in there 😁👋🏻
Happy Saturday further Denise 🥰

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I read them all yestetday, but get a bit hung up on trying to get everyone to drop the link and waiting until they do to answer. Otherwise they don't. Trying to make habits is hard. :))

Having a family takes much of my free time. I love doing things with them and we live in a great area to do that. Working, cooking, cleaning, gardening, walking, cafes with friends and neighbors- it consumes time, although freely given. I love life ! 💖

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5 years this has been happening to me, it started here, around people that are still here. Homeland security has done nothing at all, they are not here to protect us. Dont we pay them to stop shit like this? The NSA, CIA, FBI, Police and our Government has done nothing. Just like they did with the Havana Syndrome, nothing. Patriot Act my ass. The American government is completely incompetent. The NSA should be taken over by the military and contained Immediately for investigation. I bet we can get to the sources of V2K and RNM then. https://peakd.com/gangstalking/@acousticpulses/electronic-terrorism-and-gaslighting--if-you-downvote-this-post-you-are-part-of-the-problem

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@dswigle That was such nice of you sharing coffee?, juice and tacos with them. Sure, they worked happily. As we say in Spanish: Barriguita llena, corazón contento. ( Full stomach, happy heart). And that was very generous of you, and you know there no such a beautiful thing as generosity and kindness. That curb looks so elegant and well-made. Love the delicacy of their work. I've been helping a friend here with her garden . She is trying to put some barrier in her bed flowers, but she is using brinks and stones ( that's heavy).

And yes, it is amazing the amount of machines and equipments contractors use in their projects . I have seen a lot of them, mostly the ones used for wood work. They are really helpful to workers. I had never seen the one you showed . Thanks for showing part of your beautiful garden.
THis is my entry for this week's post

https://peakd.com/hive-196308/@francisaponte25/let-the-party-beginque-comience-la-fiesta

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Oh, the garden is a mess right now! But, thank you. Oh, yes! I have had gardens with brick and stones. It is heavy work and takes time and patience. I really like the garden, so peaceful and it relaxes me. If only I could stay there all day, it would be fine with me! :))

The equipment is crazy, isn't it? My father would have loved a wheelbarrow like that!

Full stomach, happy heart. You just sounded Italian when you said that~ :) Thank you for taking the time to do a post and drop the link! I hope you have a nice weekend!

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That is pretty cool. I have some edging that I need to have done sometime this summer and that looks like it would be a cool option. I know they just had a home and garden show around here as well. My buddy owns a company and he had a booth set up. Thanks for sharing this awesome process. I like how it turned out.

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Thank you! It is always so hard to do something so permanent like this, but, it takes out the need for weed whacking and edging because the lawn mover wheels go right up to where it is slanted. I tried it today and it is like a dream come true.

I know you are aware of how much extra time is spent on that!

That is cool that your buddy put a booth in. I hope he got a lot of traffic from it. I know the people around here always jump-start their spring like this. It works pretty well, I think.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend!

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He was actually hoping for not much traffic if you can believe it. Like many contractors he has a huge backlog of jobs to get done. I called a place the other day to have some drain work done and they informed me they are currently booking no earlier than summer 2023!

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Yes!!! So many contractors are overbooked already. Why did he go to the show if he didn't want to work!? LOL

Some of the contractors have a problem getting equipment or supplies and it pushes their dates, workers who didn't want to work anymore. etc. It is insane, isn't it?

Drain work for next year? What if you have a real problem????

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I imagine they would come earlier if it were an emergency. This is more of a nuisance. He is part of the HBA, and since ether show was put in by them he kind of had to have a booth. 😀

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a beautiful house, I really like a house with a large garden, a house that will provide a lot of inspiration when we run out of ideas @dswigle

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Thank you very much for your kind comment. I hope you have a wonderful evening!

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It's wonderful, that grass barrier. It puts a separation between elements in your garden...
and give an effect of a well-manicured lawn that it is, @dswigle .
How many days did he do this job? Two?
What is your next project?

https://ecency.com/hive-124452/@silversaver888/blueberry-cheese-pastry-for-market

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I am still deciding if it looks too commercial, like walking up to a bank, but, for now, I really like that there is a separation. The grass grows between many of them.

We have had enough rain this season, so the lawns are green without having to use the sprinkler system.

It took the crew three to two days to complete the project and they came back this morning to put the sealer on. My next project? Hmmm... Not sure, but, I probably have the house power washed.

Can you believe I forget that I have to fix my flower beds and put some of the flowers back in, get more dirt as they made the beds bigger and more mulch? It will look much nicer when it is all done. I think I will wait until Monday though. It is going to be a busy weekend!

Have a wonderful weekend and thank you for stopping by, reading, commenting, and leaving your link! You are awesome!

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Yes, I was looking for the flowers! I saw blues and red ones on the side, and your flower bushes by the entry- those are wonderful!
It's the weekend already! How fast 2022 is going... I can't keep up!
Still, I miss my beloved MySweetPea 😞. She is indeed the Queen of Everything!
!LADY

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@silversaver888

I took most of the flowers out so they didn't get trampled as the gardens were being worked on. I put them in a baby pool and after the big heat of this weekend will put them back in, plus probably add a few more. I didn't want to put too many in until it was finished. I already cut back all of the spring ones so what you see is stuff that was too messy to take out or spread about. Hopefully it will look better in another week when I finish putting it back together.

It is definitely the weekend already and time is flying by. I know that you miss your little Sweetpea. ❤

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Wow!!! I have never heard of this kind of work. they really did a great job and it looks very creative! I'm glad that you got an updated garden and now your house looks even more picturesque! beautiful flower!!!!
https://ecency.com/hive-196308/@tali72/we-buy-travel

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Thank you! You are so kind. The house is gradually getting all the gardens in order. I still have to put them back together since the work was just complete today.

I wasn't sure if I like it, I was afraid it might be too commercial looking but, it is growing on me and it keeps all the grass out of the flowers!

Thank you for stopping by and reading, commenting and dropping your link! I hope you have a great weekend!

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for my taste, it looks harmonious, does not attract excessive attention to itself, but gently fits into the environment. If that's what you want, then great! 😀

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I quite like the material used Denise. It's rustic looking enough and blends and compliments the house and gives the yard a face-lift (not that it needed it anyway). Those are great tips for finding contractors; and yes, it's all about the connection you feel with someone when you meet them.
I love a nice lawn, and the smell of freshly cut grass 🙂Beautiful garden, but I never expected anything less, and I love the homely look of the house.
Have a great weekend:)))💐

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Awww! Thanks, Milly! ❤️ It is rustic and a little unusual in this neighborhood. But, I like it when people do different things and not the same old thing. It is fun to get a little facelift, I am so used to moving every two to three years, so this is nice to be here longer. :)

Yes and no... Travel rocks, yes?

It is true. Do you know how people give you certain vibes? If I feel off with that person, I probably won't do business with them. I love fresh cut grass! Oh, it just reminds me of summer and growing up in New England. Thank you for such a lovely comment.

Have the best weekend ever!

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Hey Denise, I love #MarketFriday too❤️...I'm hoping to visit a market soon:)

I am so used to moving every two to three years...

I think it's amazing that you do that. It's something that many people would never consider doing. I remember growing up, I wished my parents were less conventional and would have sold their house and moved to another parish, but that thought that would have been considered bizarre.

I like that you do things differently indeed:)

My Sunday has been relaxing so far, I hope yours has been good too.
All good wishes for an amazing week ahead ❤️

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Haha! I wished my parents would have moved too! I wanted to wander, but, never thought I would leave the New England area. I do love New England and yes! I can visit! :) Wait a minute... you are from Jamaica! You can walk across that island almost any day! No need to move. :)) Gosh, I haven't been there since 2019. Shocking, really. I feel so untraveled.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

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Oh my!
This dude is so creative and unique in his doings.

TGIF ma'am.

https://ecency.com/hive-196308/@ddn688/market-friday-or-damn-things

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He really is, isn't he? I couldn't even begin to do anything remotely close to what he did. It is unique for a yard and hope it works well for me.

Thanks so much for dropping by and for leaving your link!

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Yeah, he is.
Look at the designs.
Damn, this man is really good.
!ALIVE
!GIPHY Thanks

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Hello dear @dswigle! Here I leave my post with my participation in the #marketFriday!

I feel very excited to have made the decision to join.

Big hug!

https://peakd.com/hive-196308/@pablo1601/market-friday-craft-fair-in-coronel-dorrego-eng-esp

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Here's my post. It's my first time to create a market Friday post 😊

https://ecency.com/hive-196308/@yen1503/market-friday-with-usd10-on

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Wow! That sure is an operation. They do nice work and it really adds a finishing touch to the house! Those guys sure take a lot of pride in their work even down to adding the lines where he couldnt roll. Nice job and looks fantastic.

I got a Market Friday done, albeit a little late. It was still before I went to bed, so I think it should still count lol.

Here is the link :)
https://peakd.com/hive-196308/@old-guy-photos/got-me-one-of-them-expensive-hoes

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You got it in before I got up, so score for the @old-guy-photos. You know I am not a stickler for rules. 😂

They really had the entire thing down to a science. It adds something to the house but having mowed last night, there is no need for a weed eater or edger. That is a huge win. Because of the way it is molded, the tires can come right up on top of it and it makes a nice line when mowing. So, I consider it a timesaver.

Now, I need to put all the flowers back, and grab some potting soil for the new areas he added to make around the trees larger and a little more mulch. (Always more mulch!) and plant a few more flowers. Maybe by next week, I can count it as complete. Have spent a great amount of time at the Shore which is always nice and life is quite peaceful out there. As always.

Thanks for stopping by, reading and commenting and yes! Dropping the link! Have a great weekend! Hot as Hades! For sure!

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You know I am not a stickler for rules.

Of course. Perish the thought!😁🤣

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This is great dear @dswigle, if you have the opportunity to go to an exhibition of the latest technologies and techniques on how to care for your garden and home. It always needs updating. Your flowers, as always, please my eyes!

Here is my contribution to your wonderful initiative:
https://hive.blog/hive-196308/@olga.maslievich/indirim-monday-market-in-kemer-real-prices

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Hello, Olga!!! I am so happy to see that you and the girls are doing well! The exhibitions are fun to walk through and see what kind of technology is new, but, I rarely buy anything when it first comes out and let the bugs work out first.

We love our flowers, yes? 😍

Thank you for dropping your link!

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Home and Garden show should means you should be able to check out some new ways of doing things there. For me, just getting lunch the old way but new price unfortunately.
https://hive.blog/hive-105017/@ace108/marketfriday-yum-yum-yummy-vegetarian-or-yum-yum-yummy-vegetarian-by-ace108

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Hehe. Getting lunch the old way but paying new prices! That is painful! I do love the Home and Garden Shows, even if it is to walk through and just have an enjoyable day. I have to say that I have always learned a thing or two and discovered some new gadget that is fascinating. It is rare to buy something new while it is brand new. I usually let all the bugs wear out before purchasing it. Unless it is too cool to leave behind! :)

Thanks for stopping by and reading, commenting and dropping your link!

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