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Post by lucky1 »

Done. :lol:

And the two buckets are home to the whatchamacallit yucca and the maybe "furcraea".

:smurf: :smurfin: :clown: :bigsmurf:

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Very nice Barb. Just one question why have you put the lights on the front of your house and not under the bubble wrap :?: :lol:
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Post by lucky1 »

why have you put the lights on the front of your house and not under the bubble wrap icon_question.gif icon_lol.gif
'Coz those are tiny little LEDs...you know the ones....about 200 bulbs add up to 3 watts of warmth. :P

As I've said previously, thank goodness that mess is only visible from light aircraft going past.
Maybe some will circle around to have a closer look. :confused1:

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you do what you gotta do to save a palm, right? Although I like the blue coverings, do they come in other colors?
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Post by lucky1 »

Kent, :lol:

Nope, solar pool covers seem only to be available in blue.

How's your stuff wrapped up for winter?

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Looks good, now if you can cover them with camo they would look like bushes. :D
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Post by lucky1 »

cover them with camo they would look like bushes. icon_biggrin.gif
Sheesh, that's a great idea. :wink:
Might need to still do another layer of something...after all, they're all only covered with 2 layers of plastic (first is 6ml vapor barrier, second is that bubbled blue pool blanket stuff).

Hope this cold that's descending on us tonight doesn't reach all the way down to your place. :verycold:

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Post by oppalm »

lucky1 wrote:Kent, :lol:

Nope, solar pool covers seem only to be available in blue.

How's your stuff wrapped up for winter?

Barb
Wrapped my outdoor palmtrees last weekend (the 16th of Nov). I'd show them to you but they are wrapped in camouflage tarps and you wouldn't be able to see them anyway. I'll get a pic this weekend and post. I get the camo tarps at the Harbor Freight store in town and they are cheap and have lasted years and years.
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Post by lucky1 »

Camo tarps :lol: :lol:
You and Aaron think alike.

Look forward to seeing your protection, Kent.

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