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    Hope it gets fixed timely!
     
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    Where's the greenery? Maybe you could paint your gravel?
     
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    Greenery? Greenery? Nope, have no clue what that is. :dunno:
     
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    When you live in the high desert and don't want a LOT of yard work, Xeroscaping is the only way to go and what you see is pretty much as green as it gets unless you plant trees and/or hedges that add to the work and also use expensive water. Evergreen trees have to be be shaped/trimmed regularly and treated for bark beatle and other maladies, and deciduous trees need periodic pruning and drop leaves that have to be blown out of the gravel so a lot of people who don't want a lot of yard work only have the minimum of those.

    Albuquerque overall though has an amazing number and variety of trees and ornamental plants.
     
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    An anecdote: My parents lived in Carson City for many years after Dad retired. Sage brush provided the greenest scenery around. When they came to visit my in Alaska, my mother was awed by the green. Guess you don't know what you miss until you see again? I can certainly see the attraction of not having to mow a lawn or water the garden, but don't you have to weed your rocks occasionally? Oh, and bushes under the windows is considered a fire hazard up here. It's like a direct path for a wildfire to invade your house. Again, though, with a yard full of gravel, I don't suppose one needs worry about the approach of a fire...
     
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    Fire jumps and there's enough flammable material around. Right now the back yard is mostly weeds, it's getting some grass when I can get around to it, have to prioritize my projects. First will most likely be painting then working on the kitchen followed by fixing/replacing the patio and putting a roof over it. Sometime along the way I need to put flooring down over the linoleum, etc.
    In between is the typical house cleaning, laundy, etc and poisoning the environment with weed and grass killer where the gravel and rocks are...........
     
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    Seems like there's never a dull moment, doesn't it? At least you shouldn't have to plan your projects seasonally, like we do here...or maybe do cooler inside work when it's too hot outside for yard work?
     
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    At least we no longer live in El Paso where they harvest their potatoes pre-cooked.........
     
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    Snowing today, again! The last few days we've gotten snow but last night it got cold enough for it to stay around. Late season snow is not unusual but it is a pain. Just as you get used to the idea of winter being past, here it is again! No pre-cooked potatoes here, just frozen fries...
     
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    We are running last minute doctor's appointments--my eye appointment, Hombre's appointment, and leaving now to go get Aunt Betty to take her to her appointment. Then packing tomorrow and early Wednesday we are off to Arkansas for most of a week.
     
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