Buying your first home is nerve wracking!
My husband Aaron and I are in the process of purchasing our first home and we really are excited about it - but it's a BIG financial commitment.
Yesterday we had to sign off on all of the paperwork for our loan. That's a lot of zeros and at one point I thought I might throw up when I started thinking about how much money this really is.
I realize it's all made in small, monthly payments, but it's a heck of a lot different than paying a rent check every month.
Thankfully my husband is usually the calm, cool and collected one because I don't think I could have done this alone.
This week we get our final inspector through the property, I'm just crossing my fingers that this place is as good of a deal that it appears to be.
You guys sailed through this daunting process like a couple of old pro's! It is nice to see you have had the kind of support system that I wish all first timers would have. Congratulations on a great home and excellent future investment.
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Eco-friendly Control of Thrips
Poorly developed flowers, stunted plants and silvery streaks on leaves are indications thrips may be feeding on your plants.
These tiny insects have file-like mouthparts they use to puncture the outer surface of leaves, stems and flowers and suck out plant sap. They are very small and difficult to detect. Hold a white piece of paper under the plant and shake. Or remove the petals of damaged flowers, place in a sealed jar with 70% alcohol and shake the jar to dislodge and detect the pests.
Control is difficult and often not needed as the damage is discovered after the thrips have finished feeding.
Provide the proper growing conditions and care for your plants. Avoid excess nitrogen that promotes lush succulent growth these pests prefer. And remove spent flowers that tend to harbor the insects. Manage weeds in the garden and keep thrip-susceptible plants away from weedy areas where the pest populations tend to be high.
A bit more information: Beneficial insects like predatory thrips, green lacewings, minute pirate bugs and some parasitic wasps feed upon plant damaging thrips. Invite these good bugs into the garden by planting a diversity of plants and avoiding persistent pesticides. Visit the University of California IPM online for more details on this pest.
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If you ever get a chance to see Milwaukee from the water...do it! I don't know what it is about the water but everything looks beautiful when you're on the water. I took these over the weekend and just looking at them calms me. We have a beautiful city enjoy it and enjoy what's left of summer:)