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Monday, June 19, 2006

HOSED!



I hate hoses.

I hate them more than I hate going to the dentist.

Can someone please invent an easy-to-use hose?

All I do is tug, pull, and walk back and forth, trying to straighten out the kinks to get water to my plants and bushes.

Forget about the grass that has turned into a sandy bed of weeds.

Forget trying to wind up the hoses without causing a rotator cuff injury.

I'd forget it all if I didn't feel guilty watching my thirsty plants wilt.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

try the coil hoses..a godsend, tangle less, take up less storage room, too

Mon Jun 19, 03:46:00 PM  
Anonymous The beak said...

yes! buy a better hose. I don't like the coils but buy a more sturdy hose and it won't kink. I should know since everyone who really knows me says I'm "all nose and hose."

Mon Jun 19, 04:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Norm said...

We solved our hose problems by throwing away our hoses and getting an automatic sprinkler system. Now if there's a problem we just make a simple telephone call -- which is answered by some Pakistani who can barely speak English.

Mon Jun 19, 04:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Claudia Francesca said...

Fighting with the hose is a tradition that we all have to deal with unless we pave everything-even with the sprinkler system, we even have one that speaks English!

Don't hose after wine

Mon Jun 19, 04:50:00 PM  
Anonymous S. Key said...

I gave up playing in the dirt because it takes to much effort to keep the plants alive. I refuse to pot or plant anything that can't live 3 weeks or more without water! I solved my problem of wanting greenery without the fuss by putting in a small pond with aquatic plants complete with goldfish and mosquito fish under my home office window. I also installed a bird feeder 10 feet away as well (we won't talk about those pesky squirrels as I drumbeat on the window to chase them away). This makes a great view, and no hoses are needed unless there is a drought and the pond starts to evaporate. Another good point is that when you want to play with your plants outside, the water keeps you cool. :)

Mon Jun 19, 05:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also have a Goldie pond, and I love it. Only problem is, when it comes time for a big water change I have drag out one of those darned hoses. :(

I'm with you, Diana. Hoses are for the birds, but the Goldie pond sure is nice! ;)

Tue Jun 20, 07:25:00 PM  

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