Go team go!
Friday August 03rd 2012, 9:38 pm
Filed under: Family,Friends,Lupus,Wildlife

Wow you guys. From zero last night to $730 as I type for Sam’s walk for lupus research. I woke up this morning, clicked on the link, and nearly burst into tears. Thank you cannot begin to describe it. Wow. Such a rush of emotions. This is our last month having to pay Michelle’s big COBRA health insurance bill, I feel terrible that I cannot quite yet make the effort I want towards Sam’s walk, and yet you all… Wow. Thank you.

On a side note for all the gardeners out there, I learned something today: the San Jose Mercury News is running classic Gary Bogue columns online, unwilling to let their wildlife specialist go in his as-of-last-week retirement. A woman had written in once to say that she had finally cured her squirrels of attacking her tomatoes.

By hanging red glass Christmas ornaments on them. Ooh, shiny! And the darkest reds are the sweetest, right?

One bite and they never touched them again.

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Wow! Three cheers for supportive friends.

And more for good squirrel training tips.

Comment by Channon 08.04.12 @ 4:33 am

it wasn’t much, just what my budget could afford, wish it could have been more!!

so far this year’s garden has been such a bust that I’m not even worried about there being tomatoes for the squirrels to attack (bummer!!)

Comment by Bev 08.04.12 @ 8:19 am

Glad to be able to help.

Thanks for the Gary Bogue tip. I’m no outdoors/gardening person, but I found his columns to be both entertaining and funny.

Comment by Don Meyer 08.04.12 @ 10:10 am

I wonder if the squirrels bit through the ornaments, and there was glass in her garden. It does sound like a neat idea. Someone was telling me a week or two ago of squirrels’ taking a bite out of each of her tomatoes.

And, Alison, email to you is bouncing with “exceeded quota”.


Comment by ruth 08.04.12 @ 1:37 pm

Just went to check again now, and she’s over $1100! 🙂

Comment by RobinH 08.07.12 @ 9:20 am

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