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Man I have been away a LONG time!

Category: New Yard | Posted: Tue May 05, 2009 3:01 am

Hello everyone! I have been so busy and I didn't realize it had been months since I've been posting.
I miss reading everyones posts, blogs, and looking at all the awesome photographs.

Work of course has been keeping me extremely busy, but on top of that I am now enrolled in school fulltime in the Graphic Arts program at the Art Institute for my bachelors degree. Yes, I am now 49, never been to college and will graduate when I am 52! Yikes.

But, I know I will be working the rest of my life and I certainly can't keep up the physical pace at work for too many more years, so it is basically an investment in the future.

So far I am maintaining a 4.0. What a difference from high school in the 70's.

Anyway, I will be posting some updated pictures soon. For my birthday in March, Patrick, the boys (Klaus and Schultze) built a deck in the backyard. I built in three planters on three of the corners and joined them with 10' benches on two sides. We love it and spend a lot more time in the backyard now. I study back there weekly.

My eucalyptus tree I started from seed last year is almost 2 1/2' tall now, and the begonias I planted two years ago are still alive and blooming like mad. I can't wait until the lilies start blooming this year. They have multiplied.

Just wanted to post a hello to everyone, I miss bantering back and forth....plant on!

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Jewell _2009 wrote on Tue May 05, 2009 3:08 am:

Good for you for going back to school. I went back to school in my late 40's and didn't graduate until I was 50. Love what I'm doing and I know you will too.

Gardening is so much fun!


toni wrote on Tue May 05, 2009 3:20 am:

Hey Buda, welcome back. I have thought about you often wondering where you took off to. Have you been doing tile painting for shows too?

My M-i-l and Mom both really like the tiles we bought from you for their christmas gifts.


glendann wrote on Tue May 05, 2009 3:45 am:

Its good to see you back Buda.Good for you will finish your school at a good age.We have really missed you around here.


Sjoerd wrote on Tue May 05, 2009 8:56 am:

How nice to see you again! You have lots of interestiong news too. I had been wondering how things were with you. Glad to know all is well.
Hope we'll see you a little more often in spite of your busy schedule. :-)


Palm Tree wrote on Tue May 05, 2009 9:04 am:

I really admire you for going to school, work and all. Welcome back.


eileen wrote on Tue May 05, 2009 9:47 am:

Hi there,

So good to see you back here again Buda. We've all been wondering what happened to you. I'm pleased to hear it was your schooling that kept you away and not some dreadful illness. I hope you'll find the time to show us your new deck - it certainly sounds like the ideal place to sit and study.



Frank wrote on Tue May 05, 2009 11:22 am:

Welcome back Buda, sounds like you have been busy. Looking forward to your photos.


Green_Numb wrote on Tue May 05, 2009 12:59 pm:

welcome back to the board from a new guy in the stew...

well done on your schooling, its never too late...


Netty wrote on Wed May 06, 2009 12:37 am:

I've missed you Buda! Congrats on your return to school.

chihuahua mama wrote on Fri Apr 09, 2010 11:16 am:

I am new to gardenstew and just happened upon your blog. i wanted to tell you how talented you are and how much i enjoyed looking at your work. wow!!!

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