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soup

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Do not use Dicamba based products on Buffalo lawns, you will kill it.
Because I don’t have buffalo, I’m not completely sure.

Best bet is do a corner, if it doesn’t work out, try something else.

So cool that there’s a few lawnies here. Big ups to you AndyB AndyB
 

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This stuff should be fine though. I use it regularly. Pick it up at the big green shed.
The main actives in Bin-Die (Bromoxynal and MCPA) are fine on Buffalo.

Just make sure you do a spot treatment first as some varieties can react differently to others.

When I get he tonight I'll share a photo of a product I've been using this year called Bow and Arrow.
 

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In brissie tonight for an unexpected trip. My old man (adopted) has had just about every test under the sun over the last few weeks. He’s diabetic, has heart problems and now digestive problems. Last night, mum asked me to come down to Bris with them to help keep an even keel, (jokes, sternness, support) to help her to help dad through his next round of tests.

He’s shit scared of death and has been since I can remember. He’s a tough man, but really, he’s a marshmallow (in the best way).

It sucks watching your parents go through these health problems over and over with so few answers, especially with a fresh granddaughter on her way. Dad already has a stent and another vessel in his heart is at 50%, but more concerning is his digestive issues more recently.

I’m being the class clown, keeping spirits high, knowing that dad is trying to be Superman whilst feeling like a scared little child.

Honestly, I guess I feel honoured to be in this position, but after the shit I went through as a child with him, my real father and what most middle aged men become, I just want to give him all the love I can. He transcended his upbringing and later in life became a beautiful human. I just hope his fears don’t stop him from enjoying his latter years.

It’s funny, in a really not funny way, but whilst I dreamed of killing him as a pre/teenager, I respect no man more than the man he has become.
 

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The realization that parents are still growing up dawns at different times for everyone. Usually it's after they have kids of their own and they become aware they themselves are growing up. My parents were only 28 or so when I was born and it just didn't occur to me that Mum and Dad were maturing and were simply people on the same journey as I. I watched my Mum hold Dad's hand as he meandered through his last few years and wondered how she could possibly cope yet she did, we all can. Yours will as you will.
 

soup

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The realization that parents are still growing up dawns at different times for everyone. Usually it's after they have kids of their own and they become aware they themselves are growing up. My parents were only 28 or so when I was born and it just didn't occur to me that Mum and Dad were maturing and were simply people on the same journey as I. I watched my Mum hold Dad's hand as he meandered through his last few years and wondered how she could possibly cope yet she did, we all can. Yours will as you will.
Thanks mate. That’s very much the situation we are in.
 

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I did a blood test a few months ago and was completely fine - didn't watch the needle go in.

Did a fasting blood test this morning and bloody fainted! I watched the needle go in and saw the blood come out. Was sitting there fine, nurse had put my band-aid on, and then all of a sudden I got light-headed. Next thing I know I'm waking up with three people in my face saying 'you're okay, we've got you'... for the first five seconds or so after waking up, I had no idea what had happened. I thought I was in the hospital or something and was completely fucked haha. Was a little scary! Sweating buckets too, felt like absolute trash until they got me to lie down and elevate my legs.

Just a weird experience for me, I think I've only fainted once before, and completely forgot how awful it feels when you wake back up and have no idea about anything, and you feel sick as.

I know it happens to people all the time, but yeah, was a different way to start the weekend! I'll make sure I don't watch next time I get a blood test. I wasn't freaked out, but it's like my body was once my mind processed it? Weird the way things work sometimes.
 

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Some people are little.
Some people are big.
As wide as a red wood.
As thin as a twig.
Some people are tiny.
Some people are tall.
And others are massive,
But maybe
not all.

Some people have brown eyes.
Some people have blue.
And some don't wear glasses,
But some people do.
Some people have short hair.
Some people have long.
And some folks are sturdy,
And some
not so strong.

Some people are silly.
Some people are strange.
And some people alter,
And some never change.
Some people are oddballs,
And others bizarre.

But everyone's people.

That's just how we are.
 

Sirlee oldman

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Some people are little.
Some people are big.
As wide as a red wood.
As thin as a twig.
Some people are tiny.
Some people are tall.
And others are massive,
But maybe
not all.

Some people have brown eyes.
Some people have blue.
And some don't wear glasses,
But some people do.
Some people have short hair.
Some people have long.
And some folks are sturdy,
And some
not so strong.

Some people are silly.
Some people are strange.
And some people alter,
And some never change.
Some people are oddballs,
And others bizarre.

But everyone's people.

That's just how we are.
And some love the Broncos,
And they’re best of all.
 

soup

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Tell us more soupy. How far were you driving? Back and forth or just one longer trip? What were you transporting?
Just woke up and feeling a bit rusty. Did about 480kms with 19 stops in a large circuit north of Toowoomba. The runs get longer depending on the night of the week. I was dropping off bundles of newspapers, magazines and for a couple of the stops, trays of bread. All to newsagents, cafes, rural schools, hardware stores, etc.

I haven’t seen wildlife like I did last night in years. So many wallabies and Roos. Also saw rabbits, hares, koalas, a bilby, and unfortunately a tawny frogmouth decides to fly into the side of the vehicle. It’s so dry out here that everything is coming to eat from the sides of the road where there’s some growth from last weeks 10ml of rain that we had. Not good for them or for me. But I had a great time until about 4ish when I got stupid tired.
 

ningnangnong

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Honestly mate, that sounds like a bloody good way to make some coin. Late night/early morning when everyone's asleep, just out doing your thing. I envy you soupy!
 

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I did a blood test a few months ago and was completely fine - didn't watch the needle go in.

Did a fasting blood test this morning and bloody fainted! I watched the needle go in and saw the blood come out. Was sitting there fine, nurse had put my band-aid on, and then all of a sudden I got light-headed. Next thing I know I'm waking up with three people in my face saying 'you're okay, we've got you'... for the first five seconds or so after waking up, I had no idea what had happened. I thought I was in the hospital or something and was completely fucked haha. Was a little scary! Sweating buckets too, felt like absolute trash until they got me to lie down and elevate my legs.

Just a weird experience for me, I think I've only fainted once before, and completely forgot how awful it feels when you wake back up and have no idea about anything, and you feel sick as.

I know it happens to people all the time, but yeah, was a different way to start the weekend! I'll make sure I don't watch next time I get a blood test. I wasn't freaked out, but it's like my body was once my mind processed it? Weird the way things work sometimes.
Then you may not like my story...
Few years back had to get a sunspot cut out of my forearm, doc gives me local anaesthetic & proceeds to inject saline around the offending spot, the idea is to pump it up like a balloon to make it easier to cut out. Anyway he says he could put up a curtain, but I said I'll be ok, you never know when I might have to do it myself, he proceeds to cut, about the size of a small egg, and as he's cutting away I start to get a bit of a sensation around the area. He's got this half cut out & peeled back exposing a fair portion of muscle, when I say to him that I can sort of feel that. He says "let me know if it bothers you" by this stage the hole in my arm is about 25mm deep and he's slashing away like he's cutting sugar cane & I can really feel this, so I say "It's starting to fukin bother me" to which he replies "can you hold on, nearly finished " "only if you give me scalpel & I do you arm" so he stops & pumps a bit more local into my arm, but I'll never forget that feeling as he's slicing my arm.
I didn't faint, but the doc game me a viagra sampler to try, probably figured that would take my mind of the pain.
 

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