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Category: Life as a Vexx | Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 12:37 pm

A triumphant return from our second internet exodus!
What a magical time to be back.

Let me tell you a little about the Vexx-Porter Compound...
Since August Robbie and I have been enjoying a CHOICE living situation. In the heart of N. Salem's dilapidated underbelly lies a decent sized lot, same as everyone elses on the street. But this one is rad beyond comprehension. Why, you might ask?

Two tiny identical houses, one visible from the street and the other hidden from prying eyes and accessible only through an unnamed alleyway. Both freakishly affordable.

Our dearest friend, Porter, occupies Compound East. The "dog yard" faces the street and provides his Pitbull and Rottweiler mutts with ample space to engage in general destruction.

Behind Compound East are the communal grounds, incidentally his back/our front yard. This includes the 30X30 Apocalypse Garden East where cooler season crops will be grown in the warmer months.

Then there's Compound West, where Mr. and Mrs. Vexx reside. And yet another yard behind that where Apocalypse Garden West will grow enough tomatoes etc. to feed the masses.

The frenzy has begun, my friends. The kitchen window is brimming with indoor starts. The Radishes and Carrots are growing happily. I came home a few days ago with a truck-bed full of vegetables I didn't need, but could not live without.

And the only logical conclusion, the climax if you will, to these righteous amounts of future vegetation is our own Oktoberfest. This will have to include a strange combination of loud music, home-brewed beer from some friends, a smorgasbord of vegetarian fare and merriment with a vengeance. And Otis Redding. It's never a party until you full-tilt boogie to Otis.

One of the many benefits to our New Deal is Porter's willingness to help with the gardens. Mr. Vexx generally despises yard work and it doesn't agree with his back, so the assistance is welcomed with much enthusiasm.

After I rototill this weekend, I'll try and post pictures. It ain't pretty, by any means. What almost passed as our lawn was really 20 years of neglect and weeds, I had to kill all of it. The horizon is the back of 2 decrepit houses. For reasons I don't care to ponder, an old man pushed a very rusty shopping cart with a terrifying stuffed monkey, a gnarled hub cap and who knows what else in the driveway facing ours. I don't know if it's his house, but whoever lives there doesn't seem to mind because it's been there for a month. The image of him shuffling down the alley, with a look of distinct purpose and accomplishment as he parked his cart still haunts me.

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Green_Numb wrote on Wed Apr 15, 2009 1:30 pm:

good luck on the garden plans, its exciting isnt it!


toni wrote on Wed Apr 15, 2009 1:40 pm:

Well, there you are lexxi. Everytime I go into or pass a Hot Topic store I think of you and your skull wellies.

Your hidden house sounds great. Can't wait to see pictures.


eileen wrote on Wed Apr 15, 2009 2:01 pm:

Great to have you back with us Lexxi. I'm really keen to have a look at all your photographs so hope you'll be posting them soon.


gardengater wrote on Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:30 pm:

Hope you'll share lots of pics when you get things going. Your place sounds intriguing.


Droopy wrote on Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:52 pm:

Good to see you Lexxi. Please keep your camera ready at all times in case that man pushes something else up the driveway.


Green_Numb wrote on Wed Apr 15, 2009 4:02 pm:

hi, enjoyed reading your blog entries...
looks like you've got yourself a cool lil place hidden away back there...
good luck in this years growing season..


Netty wrote on Wed Apr 15, 2009 4:18 pm:

Hey lexxi, good to hear from you again! Glad to hear you are planning this years gardens. I too would love some pictures :)


Sjoerd wrote on Thu Apr 16, 2009 1:05 am:

I really enjoyed reading your piece L-Vexx. It's great to see you again. Keep us posted with update pics from time to time on the developments.

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