Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Off a dead-end dirt road, near a river, out of town, in the hills and trees
I located a very reasonable price on pumice in Los Anchorage. I think they can also compete well re. rock phosphate.
Lowe's will likely forever be the better perlite source, for what remains as necessary in the various mixes.
Thus far, zeolite and rice hulls are going to be shipped in from afar, unless I place an advance order preceding my trip to Anchor-town, and at this point, the timing isn't right. I'll be in A-town well before they can get a large bag of rice hulls in for me.
The zeolite is most attractive from 2 different spots; one a mine where I envision a couple guys with cheap canned beer in their hands, leaning on a front-end loader, sweating in the later winter sun, while filling bags with granules into larger flat-rate USPS Priority Mail boxes, and the other that advertises 'free shipping,' but where the pricing conspicuously resembles other's lesser-priced materials, with the cost of the aforementioned flat-rate box figured in. Another 'no free lunches' moment.
Maybe save all of $2 going with one over the other. So, the 2 tank-top bros in the desert, or the store with the catchy name and variety of offerings?
I hesitate to hit the 2 or 3 more troubled mothers with a foliar spray, knowing the NPK and other numbers on the amendments already added; again, presuming those numbers are accurate.. cough cough...
That said, if I do attempt some emergency first aid via foliar amendments, it'll be very light, and limited to 1 or 2 guinea pigs. If they become contorted, shrink in size, and begin hollering "Help me!! Help me!!' in a shrill voice, I'll know I'm in the wrong movie.
Reviewing amendments on-line last night, I saw one site that, at the bottom of the page, stated something about the 'Down to Earth' guarantee. I wondered about the time-frame involved, and if filing an inquiry about the changes in bat shit 15-18 years ago would fly in their claims dept. All without knowing exactly what their stated guarantee consists of.. Presumably it would be along the lines of "We guarantee you're shit out of luck."
With my internet slower than ever, I didn't click the link and find more chores to do in the middle of the night... I sometimes know when to accept defeat without getting too bloody.
Same source in Los Anchorage that has reasonable prices and availability on their pumice supply, wanted too much (imo) for the 8-oz. canister of Great White; I can clip an easy $20 off their pricing with free delivery elsewhere, but they did have Mammoth P, and some other goodies I'll need/want.
Off to another exciting day. Got some of my shop work done yesterday that had been languishing.
I'm told the Sam's Club in town has begun closing. A person I know went by there, and in a place with diminished budget for LE, I was told there were no fewer than 4 squad cars there, providing security and traffic control. At least 5 U-Haul trucks parked in the parking lot, and people had been standing in line for hours before it opened at -15 f. in order to score all of 25% off of items that often/sometimes run as high or higher as sale prices in the regular stores.
I know of persons who've used Sam's Club bulk Miracle Grow organic soil in larger bags, and wondered what they'll do now?
I wondered how much of a proposed (real or not) bargain needs to be announced for people to behave like hyenas on a zebra kill?
I wondered if people in Japan watch our mayhem over such events, in the same manner we watched the morbid mess when folks there were trampled to death over a toilet paper sale 30-some years ago?
I wondered how many on either side of the salt water realize there's little difference in such displays of weirdness?
I wondered how many people have the cash & free time on-hand to load up a whole truck with marginal deals,. on a work day, in the middle of the morning?
I wondered if Sam's Club was paying for the extra security apparently now required to run their fire sale, and taking up what is probably 90%+ of the City's currently-available LE tribe? (If it was a rock concert, the sponsors would likely get a bill for such BS. Will the Wal-Mart Klan suffer such indignity?).
In short, any more, I wonder a LOT.
The lines of vehicles reportedly reached over to the adjacent mall's parking lot, with cars and pick-ups (some of them reportedly loaded like the Beverly Hillbilly's truck) jamming every entrance, and nearly every sq. ft. of asphalt. The lines at the door and police presence led the person I spoke with to wonder if there'd been the customary Black Friday fisticuffs over that -one- item left that some otherwise ordinary, ordinarily-more-sane grandparent would absolutely NEED for little Johnny!!!
Yeah.. We've obviously evolved.. Devolved.. Something.. As long as we're not stagnant. I hate standing still, unless I have a good doobie or line of coke happening... Or maybe a good beverage.. Or I'm tired.