Paybacks 're hades, aint they?

United States
June 28, 2017 6:08pm CST
Some 'f ya may recall that I always hauled'n my tender plants e'ery autumn 'n babied 'em through the winter. Enjoyin' their blossoms throughout the season. I mean heck, what warms the heart like wakin' with snow'n the ground 'n beautiful hibiscus blooms greetin' ya? That taste 'f the tropics with the scent 'f jasmine waftin' through the air whilst yer puttin' yer long johns 'n 3 layers 'f clothin' jest to venture outdoors. The hubs got the brilliant idea to make a greenhouse last autumn. 's with all thingies, he neglected to finish such, yet 'nsisted 'pon puttin' my precious plants (some more'n 15 years young) 'nto his contraption. They'd not all fit, so's some went to the garage with his promise that all'd survive. Uhm, no. E'ery single one perished. I'd told him 'fore the first frost came that if'n he 'twas unsuccessful, I'd be replacin' those cherished friends outta his golfin' funds this year. True to my word, I've been doin' such. The pic 'tis one 'f many hibiscus that've come to call here home. 2 bougainvilleas 've also joined'n the merry crowd. A monster boston fern now graces the waterfall. The rosemary's 've been replaced, I anxiously await the birth 'f the gingers I've yet 'gain planted from roots bought 't the grocery store. His pocketbook 'tis feelin' the pinch, e'en though I only purchased these 't the 'oops! we almost killed 't' section 't Lowe's. He's only played golf once. One'd think he'd learnt his lesson 'n finished said greenhouse. Noperz, that he aint. The winds 've e'en ripped off a portion 'f 'ts roof now 'n such sits a said structure that once held much promise. I aint finished replenishin' 'n still 've my eyes out fer some jasmine... Procrastination 'n empty promises ~
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@jstory07 (56208)
• Roseburg, Oregon
28 Jun
Good for you your husband does not need to play golf anyway.
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• United States
28 Jun
'twas his own choice :) i shall continue with my purchases 'til all 're replaced. he should be spendin' that non-golfin' time tendin' to this place 'n gettin' that greenhouse completed 'fore autumn comes yet 'gain.
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@jstory07 (56208)
• Roseburg, Oregon
28 Jun
@crazyhorseladycx Yes WOMEN Power!!!!
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@SIMPLYD (73979)
• Philippines
29 Jun
Hubby also would be like that. Would promise to do something that I told him to, but will not move until I get angry already and give him a litany of complaints. Your hubby learned his lesson well.
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• United States
29 Jun
the hubs don't do well when given orders to do anythin' 'round here. he picks 'n chooses projects (most 'f which i've no need fer) 'n then ne'er completes the important schtuff. i doubt he's learnt his lesson 's he's still not done anythin' to secure the greenhouse. such'll no doubt continue to be'n eyesore out back, 'long with the 'others'.
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@SIMPLYD (73979)
• Philippines
29 Jun
@crazyhorseladycx Oh my! You have a stubborn husband and a bit lazy.
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• United States
29 Jun
@SIMPLYD sadly so, hon. he didn't used to be that way.
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@Nawsheen (22849)
• Mauritius
29 Jun
I.am sorry to hear that your flowers perished last autumn. I hope that the greenhouse gets repaired. Thats a nice picture of the hibiscus
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• United States
29 Jun
thanks, hon. i've been babyin' most 'f those plants fer many years 'n 't nearly felt's though i'd lost family members. knowin' where each flourished indoors 'twas quite the trick. i hope he gets't done, too, though i doubt 't. 'tis a beautiful color 'n 't'n the others 've bloomed like crazy since they recovered from their neglect 't the store. i will bring 'em all indoors come autumn if'n the greenhouse aint completed, regardless 'f his hollerin'.
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@Nawsheen (22849)
• Mauritius
29 Jun
@crazyhorseladycx I can understand. When we went on holidays and came back some of the flowers had withered. My mum was sad too because she took care great of those plants.. I am happy to hear that your flowers are blooming. Yes better keep them indoors
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• United States
29 Jun
@Nawsheen bless her heart, i know such a feelin'. i've already warned the hubs 'bout the flowers, they'll either go 'nto a proper greenhouse 'r i'm gonna toss his 'schtuff' outta my sewin' room 'n put 'em there :)
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@Corbin5 (74410)
• United States
29 Jun
You warned him, and now he is out his golf money!!! Why he did not listen to you, I will never know! There may be a long wait for that greenhouse, but since you took quite a bit of his golf money, he just may make that sad structure look a bit happier. That is a lovely hibiscus paid for with golf money!
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• United States
29 Jun
yes ma'am, i did. funny thingy bein' he ne'er questions what i spend'n schtuff coz 'tis rare i e'er buy anythin', lol. those plants bring more joy 'n 'xcitement than a weekend 'f golf :)
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@Corbin5 (74410)
• United States
30 Jun
@crazyhorseladycx I rarely buy things. My husband runs marathons and that gets pricey due to entry fees, airfare, running shoes etc. I save the majority of my money, and I keep that amount a BIG secret!!
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• United States
30 Jun
@Corbin5 i feel yer pain 'n can so relate. e'en to the hidin' 'f funds! thankfully the hubs don't fly anywhere fer his golfin', but spendin' $300-500 per weekend needed to come to'n end. be diff'rent if'n when he won such he got somethin' to show fer 't? outside 'f gift cards to the golf courses pro shop...one can only 've so many tees/balls/umbrellas/shirts, eh?
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@LadyDuck (113626)
• Switzerland
29 Jun
I am very sorry for for your plants. One year I left outside my gardenia and the frost almost killed it. Only one little leaf was left, but I was able to resurrect it.
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• United States
29 Jun
thanks, ms. anna. sadly there 'twas no resurrectin' these plants :( i'd great hopes that the ginger roots 'd not frozen, but alas such must'a been so 's they ne'er grew. i don't believe he watered any well either, which'd no doubt be a contributin' factor fer the less tender plants lost.
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@LadyDuck (113626)
• Switzerland
30 Jun
@crazyhorseladycx I saved my gardenia, but I was unable to save a young kumquat tree.
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• United States
30 Jun
@LadyDuck i feel fer ya, ms. anna. so glad that'cha could 't least save that gardenia though. i lost 3 lemon trees also, that i'd started from seed. keep houndin' the hubs to gimme some myers lemons so's i can plant more seeds :)
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@jaboUK (49148)
• United Kingdom
9 Jul
Oh my, does he ever finish anything ? Is the front of your house done yet? Anyway, that's a beauty of a hibiscus in the photo.
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• United States
11 Jul
no ma'am, he sadly don't. the front 'tis still'n disarray. the front porch he ripped off 'n laid out new boards, yet ne'er attached 'em. what lil rains we got warped 'em 'n they're a huge hazard. 'tis been 23 years since he started remodelin' the bathroom. i finally caved'n, did the tile'n the shower. he's ne'er put'p the trim so's there's bare patches 'long the ceilin'. ya know, coz he didn't put the sheet rock all the way'p? sigh... he's jest 'xhaustin'! thanks! i adore 't'n the others i've bought thus far. sadly i couldn't find any double bloomers like perished due to his neglect.
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@jaboUK (49148)
• United Kingdom
11 Jul
@crazyhorseladycx I really don't know how you put up with him
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• United States
11 Jul
@jaboUK me either most oft
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@YrNemo (6008)
8 Jul
I haven't seen that shade of hibiscus for a while now. I am addicted to buying new flower/plant pots too. I have tried avoided my local open markets lately, to make sure I don't bring more home.
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• United States
11 Jul
i'd a beautiful, deep, blood red with ruffly petals that i've yet to find a replacement fer, but'm happy with those i've found :) ya sound like my sweet momma. e'ery year she says she aint gonna go crazy, 'n e'ery year she jest can't seem to help herself, lol. her place looks 'kin to a flower shop, lol.
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@YrNemo (6008)
12 Jul
@crazyhorseladycx I have seen people who are real plantaholics (not too far from beggars themselves just to stuff their places with more plants whenever they could)! By the way, after chatting to you, I got three more pots .
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• United States
14 Jul
@YrNemo 3 more? rofl, i spoke with my sweet momma this morn, who'd sworn off buyin' one more plant/pot/yard trinket. seems she fell off the wagon :)
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@Lucky15 (33763)
• Philippines
8 Jul
Lovely hibiscus ;) Have you been well? :)
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• United States
11 Jul
thanks :) finer'n frog hair 'n yerself?
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@Lucky15 (33763)
• Philippines
11 Jul
@crazyhorseladycx i just got back here and felt much better
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@sueznewz2 (8968)
• Alicante, Spain
2 Jul
I'm glad you're replenishing your garden pots... and at hubby's expense too.... I had a little giggle at your description of your supermarkets plant sdction... oopps we almost killed them... we have that here too... lol...
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• United States
7 Jul
yes ma'am, slowly but surely such's gettin' accomplished. i'd forewarned him'f the consequences :) so's don't feel guilt 't all. ya know, those places used to sell ya those fer a quarter?? now they jest mark 'em half price. crooks.... lol big hugs 'n love!
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@sueznewz2 (8968)
• Alicante, Spain
8 Jul
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@Tracy04 (10659)
• Malaysia
29 Jun
That picture of flower is so beautiful.
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• United States
29 Jun
thanks!
@Tracy04 (10659)
• Malaysia
30 Jun
@NJChicaa (26215)
• United States
28 Jun
Sounds like something my husband would totally do
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• United States
28 Jun
i knew he'd not be successful 's he's not finished makin'/'r repairin' anythin' 'round this place fer more 'n 15 years. that's ok, i enjoyed spendin' his golfin' funds to replenish those beautiful plants. one'd think he learnt somethin', but alas he's still not worked'n the greenhouse. so...he'll either be haulin' said plants 'nto our home fer winter 'r suffer the same consequences next spring/summer :)
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@NJChicaa (26215)
• United States
29 Jun
@crazyhorseladycx believe me girl, I feel your pain!
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@just4him (85432)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 Jul
That's a very pretty hibiscus. If he misses enough golf maybe he'll get the greenhouse finished and he won't be destroying any more plants.
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• United States
14 Jul
thanks! i doubt such to be true. now'n the weekends he jest piles'p'n his recliner with t.v. blarin' 'n snores, lol.
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@much2say (33624)
• United States
12 Jul
Oh my - he should just finish that greenhouse once and for all - get it done, get it done!! Well I'm glad at least you kept your word, but I know replacing them can be a lot of work too. Hope those can live successfully or someone will never be playing golf . Sidenote: I always look at those "almost killed" sections too. The 2 local Walmarts here have those shelves in their garden section - 50% off. An employee told me they are perfectly good plants, but they don't have the time to clean them up - faster to just sell them cheaper.
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• United States
14 Jul
one'd think he'd get busy with such, eh? 'r somethin' 'round this place :( yepperz, ya can get some great deals'n plants there, lowe's, home depot'n the like. i miss the days when our lowe's first opened, they'd put 'em fer a quarter jest to get rid 'f 'em 'fore their next shipment arrived, lol. not any longer, if'n they don't sell 't half price, they toss 'em 'nto the dumpster. which, 'n case ya were wonderin', they'll not allow ya to go through.
@BettyB (4292)
• Summerville, South Carolina
11 Jul
It's only fair. Thankfully its warm enough here in the winter that my hibiscus can stay outside. I have too many to haul into the house.
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• United States
11 Jul
i believe such to be true :) i wish 'twas warm 'nough here fer the same. the hubs no doubt didn't wish to haul all my plants indoors, 's i can't do such myself these days. i'd some monsters. one'f my hibiscus that'd been with me fer nearly 18 years 'twas 'bout 8 ft. tall, 3 ft.'n diameter :D sure did put off some gorgeous blooms'n dreary, bitter cold winter days. i miss't 's well's the others, like long lost friends.
@Susan2015 (18034)
• United States
8 Jul
That is such a pretty flower. He should finish that greenhouse for you.
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• United States
11 Jul
thanks :) i've 'bout given'p hope'n such occurrin' 's he's not touched 't since late last autumn 'n the winds 've already ripped a part 'f the roof off :(
@noni1959 (2538)
• United States
8 Jul
I love jasmine! My poor plants have been going through double heck but now they are finally trying to grow and bloom. I had to move them up away from the rabbits and now fighting the dogs to leave them alone. Hopefully, I can have something built next month. Your flower is gorgeous!
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• United States
11 Jul
i'd my jasmine fer nearly 30 years 'n 'twas most sad 't perished. loved the gentle fragrance durin' the winter months't such thrived here'n my sunporch that leads 'nto the kitchen 'n the livin' room. i do hope ya get'cha somethin' built to protect yer plants, hon. i always plant 'xtra fer the rabbits :) 's fer fightin' pups? i'd be doin' me some serious trainin' to get those 'nder control. thanks! 't, like the others, jest keep bloomin'. such brings me great joy.
@BelleStarr (30036)
• Portland, Connecticut
8 Jul
I think you might want to just treat yourself to a pre-fab greenhouse and hubs be darned!! Then your babies will be safe.
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• United States
11 Jul
if'n i could afford such, i'd prolly do jest that, hon. i figure i'll jest toss his 'schtuff' out'n the garages where i can find space come autumn. then i'll 've plenty 'f room fer these new beauts.
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@PainsOnSlate (18772)
• Canada
5 Jul
I remember you mentioning a glass house last year, stick to you promise and replace all those lovelies he killed... I love the photo. mine is on the porch now and blooming like crazy, it's yellow too...
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• United States
7 Jul
yes ma'am, yet 'nother 'f his brilliant projects that he didn't complete. i've replaced the majority 'f 'em, but've yet to find the jasmine i seek. i did only get one boston fern (used to've 2) jest coz if'n he don't get't workin'/finished, i'd not the room fer 2 monsters - this'un 'tis huge!
29 Jun
You should have known better than to trust your hubby!! We all know that Husbands get grand ideas which never see completion. :)
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• United States
29 Jun
yes ma'am, i should'a known better with his track record 'round this place. he jest makes my head ache somethin' awful these days. some hubby's 're great 't tendin' to what tasks need to be done, this'un 'twas fer some years. aint fer certain what changed such?
@Platespinner (17594)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
29 Jun
Sorry your plants have suffered from your husband's procrastination. I can relate. I love my husband dearly, but he's bad about over-estimating his time and leaving a swath of unfinished projects in his wake. My porch doesn't have a rail, my promised hardwood floors are still a stack of lumber in the basement, and if I attempt to tackle any of the major projects he gets into a snit because "I was going to get to that." Sigh.
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• United States
29 Jun
yepperz, he killed each'n e'ery one 'f 'em. thankfully i did keep one 'f my aloe's indoors. one outta 5 aint bad i reckon? i wish mine 'twas 'bout that, sadly he jest don't give a hoot. the hubs'd be most pleased if'n i could'n would tackle all his unfinished projects. sadly the health jest says no. if'n the hubs here'd not spend so much time watchin' the interior 'f his eyelids all weekend long, he'd 've the time. the hubs keeps tellin' me he's gonna put new floorin' here, i refuse to purchase such 'til the other, more important schtuff 'tis done.