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Many many cicadas, high heat & humidity is the theme to my day. Front section of the garage door, under the night light, was crawling with Cicadas this morning.

Need to catch up on some gardening chores that I slacked off on during the House Rehab project.

Happy Monday
What happens to all these cicadas after breeding?
I'm sure a lot are eaten by birds etc or killed by vehicles and people but do the rest just naturally die off?
 

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Ok folks - Rehab House update.

House went on the market Friday morning. Multiple showings over the weekend, three solid offers all way above the asking price. 😀

So, signing the papers here in an hour or two. Have to love DocuSign.
Congratulations!!
All your hard work paid off.
 

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that is awesome.. hard work paying off! I am very happy for you and Wifey!

Yes! Thanks & like that, the contract is all completed & signed by buyers & sellers. Best thing....buyers are buying as is, “no inspection” & w/o seeing other offers, added another 5k onto the purchase price.

So, we are all happy really.
 

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What happens to all these cicadas after breeding?
I'm sure a lot are eaten by birds etc or killed by vehicles and people but do the rest just naturally die off?

Yes. They are basically singing their hearts away attracting mates. They mate, females go back down and deposit eggs, the hatched larvae stay underground for 17 years.

But, all the ones up flying about....will die soon.
 

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Yes! Thanks & like that, the contract is all completed & signed by buyers & sellers. Best thing....buyers are buying as is, “no inspection” & w/o seeing other offers, added another 5k onto the purchase price.

So, we are all happy really.
They must have really wanted it - that's a big weight off your shoulders with that gone.
How long does it usually take before you hand the keys over?
Houses are selling quickly in the UK at the moment but it takes at least a couple of months in the UK before completion.
 

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They must have really wanted it - that's a big weight off your shoulders with that gone.
How long does it usually take before you hand the keys over?
Houses are selling quickly in the UK at the moment but it takes at least a couple of months in the UK before completion.

Settlement date proposed as 9 July. So, a month.
 

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Ok folks - Rehab House update.

House went on the market Friday morning. Multiple showings over the weekend, three solid offers all way above the asking price. 😀

So, signing the papers here in an hour or two. Have to love DocuSign.
DocuSign definitely made it VERY easy to buy a house in Oklahoma from Colorado & to sell the Colorado house from Oklahoma!! Congrats a little early. Your timing was excellent!!
 

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DocuSign definitely made it VERY easy to buy a house in Oklahoma from Colorado & to sell the Colorado house from Oklahoma!! Congrats a little early. Your timing was excellent!!

Wifey’s timing really. I had to give up a lot of prime kayaking days. But yes, perfect really. It helped that we were getting tired of the various shenanigans with the renter. A pastor and his wife.....but just ‘cause your a pastor doesn't mean you won’t tell a fib now n then. Won’t pay water bills, etc. it was time to boot them out AND worked perfectly for us.

Last year (or so) we offered to sell them the house “as is” for about 100k LESS than what we just sold it for. I think their loss.
 

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I guess my comment is "do torts know/sense more about weather than the weather reports"? I think i've seen more than one report about torts who don't venture out just because weather.gov says it's going to be a "nice" day. Do torts have a better weather radar?
I think they do and can feel the underground temps. Sapphire starts begging to go outside in mid February when the underground is starting to switch to spring. I actually heard a weatherman state that our true spring begins then.🙂
 

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They must have really wanted it - that's a big weight off your shoulders with that gone.
How long does it usually take before you hand the keys over?
Houses are selling quickly in the UK at the moment but it takes at least a couple of months in the UK before completion.
I keep hearing on the news that it's a seller's market right now.
 

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Good morning! I’m jealous that the Cicadas haven’t made it this far south yet.. ill be working from home today on the dreaded computer... I will do this a lot this summer so that my son can mostly stay home.. he has a daycare but I hate for him to have to go unless I just can’t avoid it.. haven’t checked the weather forecast but it looks bright so far..

happy Monday all!
I don't have any cicidas either so far and we used to get quite a lot. A few miles north have them and in a bigger city. It's weird. Happy Monday too.
 

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Yes! Thanks & like that, the contract is all completed & signed by buyers & sellers. Best thing....buyers are buying as is, “no inspection” & w/o seeing other offers, added another 5k onto the purchase price.

So, we are all happy really.
It was beautiful from the pictures you posted. You and wifey earned the extra.🙂
 

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Very poor sample. 🤣🤣 We cant seem to find the right spot in the yard.

They like some sun and some shade.
(More shad if possible)
At least that’s what I’ve been told.
That is like the only plant I can grow without killing it!!
You will have no problems with that one I promise you!!!
But you have to put it somewhere and let it take a root. (It takes like three years to establish a “anchor root”.
My mom calls it something but I can’t remember what it was called??
Anchor root
Ground root
Something like that.....
When it does it will grow like ... WEEDS!!!
It grows so much and so fast you won’t believe your eyes!!!!!
Happened to me.
I planted four close together like a dope and now they won’t stop growing!!!
I am constantly trimming them!
But they are beautiful and when you see the beautiful purple flowers popping up left and right you’re gonna be so proud and happy with that plant.
If you want a different color because they can change from blue to pink you just need to add an acid.
Not like battery acid from your car but like acid in the box that sold in plant stores specifically designed for hydrangeas.
Good luck happy planting and I hope you’re feeling better.
thoughts are on you 🙏


 

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Maro2Bear

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They like some sun and some shade.
(More shad if possible)
At least that’s what I’ve been told.
That is like the only plant I can grow without killing it!!
You will have no problems with that one I promise you!!!
But you have to put it somewhere and let it take a root. (It takes like three years to establish a “anchor root”.
My mom calls it something but I can’t remember what it was called??
Anchor root
Ground root
Something like that.....
When it does it will grow like ... WEEDS!!!
It grows so much and so fast you won’t believe your eyes!!!!!
Happened to me.
I planted four close together like a dope and now they won’t stop growing!!!
I am constantly trimming them!
But they are beautiful and when you see the beautiful purple flowers popping up left and right you’re gonna be so proud and happy with that plant.
If you want a different color because they can change from blue to pink you just need to add an acid.
Not like battery acid from your car but like acid in the box that sold in plant stores specifically designed for hydrangeas.
Good luck happy planting and I hope you’re feeling better.
thoughts are on you 🙏



Maybe you are thinking of the “tap root”...
 
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