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Repellant Success

I am hesitant to view last night's success at keeping the coons at bay as a permanent solution, but only found one place where they had been digging. We achieved this by a combination of ammonia which I placed in a small dish near the basil and by the husband mixing a spray of ghost pepper sauce and water which he sprayed on the pots and some rags placed near the pots they hsd previously disturbed. Quite nice this morning not to have to replant and clean up their mess. Time will reveal if they learn these areas are now hot spots abd stay away. Will reapply for a while.

Harvested toy choi this morning, all washed, dried and in the fridge plus what may be the last of the lettuce.  Could have pulled carrots, but will wait till I'm ready to use them. I wish I had thought to take a picture because the plants were lovely.

Anah plans to take her test for her driver's permit this afternoon. I expect her to pass easily. She had a friend sleep over last night and I enjoyed watching them (from inside) as they floated around the pool while I imagined their conversation.

Not much info on my brother. I have avoided calling him directly for a number of reasons, but have repeatedly failed to reach the nurse in charge. Today I am calling him and bypassing the nurse's station. Second hand info reveals nothing awful.

Have reached the heel flap on the ugly socks.

Started watching Extant on Amazon.

Will finish the last in the very long Ian Rutledge mystery series today. Must choose a new book for the trip.  May be Every Man Dies Alone by Hans Fallada, but no doubt I'll throw in a cheap mystery just because.

I have actually starting packing though the whole idea of a vacation is a bit surreal. I do know I will be glad to escape the heat here.


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Jun. 13th, 2018 04:12 pm (UTC)
Regarding the coons - we have skunks here who dig and are as destructive as coons and I was chatting with a friend and he says he buys cheap cat food and puts it out near his bedroom window for the visiting animals. He SAYS it works but I'm not going there, I like your remedies much better. Especially deterring them with stinking stuff. Hope it works for you.

Jun. 13th, 2018 04:27 pm (UTC)
I would be concerned that putting out food would draw in even more critters. Like sending out an invitation to bring the whole family lol.

There are skunks in the area, but I've never seen them on our property and the droppings look like coons. I keep wondering what they are looking for.
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Jun. 13th, 2018 05:50 pm (UTC)
I had to take the written test when I went for my Real ID driver's license. Man, those questions are tough. I was only able to get through it because I'd been driving for year. I hope she did okay!
Jun. 14th, 2018 12:27 pm (UTC)
She did great, only missed two.
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Jun. 13th, 2018 07:10 pm (UTC)
I'm going to have to try that trick. The raccoons keep digging up my onions.

Hello, by the way. Thanks for adding me back.
Jun. 14th, 2018 12:27 pm (UTC)
We are still having success, no mess this morning. At least they haven't hit the garden yet. Weird about onions, usually they are stinky enough on theur own.

And hello to you too :-)
Jun. 13th, 2018 08:41 pm (UTC)
Have a fun vacation and safe travels!!!
Jun. 14th, 2018 12:21 pm (UTC)
Thanks, much needed break from from life here.
Jun. 13th, 2018 09:18 pm (UTC)
Why do you think those are ugly?? I adore the colours!! I'm an 80's baby, baby :>
Jun. 14th, 2018 12:20 pm (UTC)
I thought you might like them.
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Jun. 13th, 2018 10:40 pm (UTC)
It's a nice sock actually. :)

Where are you going on vacation? I'm afraid I've missed a lot on LJ lately.
Jun. 14th, 2018 12:19 pm (UTC)
Thanks on the sock, just not my colors.

Going to Colorado for a few days to see a reggae concert, the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit and just chill.
Jun. 14th, 2018 01:49 pm (UTC)
While the socks are super bright, I rather like the way the colors mix and pool together.
Jun. 14th, 2018 01:53 pm (UTC)
It does make for an interesting knit, never know whats coming next. Hand-dyed yarn, a first for me. Went to cast on and discovered I need to reup my sock yarn supply.
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Jun. 15th, 2018 11:08 am (UTC)
That sock is not ugly!

Hope you have sent the raccoons a permanent message!

Good luck to Anah!

And have a good holiday!

Jun. 15th, 2018 12:13 pm (UTC)
So far it is working to keep them away but I haven't checked all areas this morning. Better finish packing soon lol.

Lots of folks like the sock, must just be me.

Good luck appreciated!

Jun. 15th, 2018 03:30 pm (UTC)
run Away!!

we're going to try to do that sunday.

wish I could hop in your suitcase and come too.

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