I think it's the uncertainty that makes me skittish. I think I'm going to
have to really dig into this topic and try to form some kind of informed
opinion on it, and put it to use. The neighbors down the way just put a
dry creek bed in on the side of their house. Looks really nice too. Their
lawn and gardens always look really nice too. It looks way too tailored and
manicured for my tastes but that's okay. I was down there last night
looking at the creek bed and noticed the garage was full of chemical
gardening stuff. Scott's lawn fertilizer, Real Kill (which I assume is
about the same as Roundup, etc. They put the creek bed in because the water
that rushes down the side of the house just sits next to the house. The
creek bed will drain the rainfall into the street. Because of this thread
I have to wonder what happens to all the chemical stuff after it rains.
This is how it works in my house. Click the pic to enlarge it:
Call your water authority and ask them exactly what happens to water that
runs into the street into the storm drains. Ask them if it's treated
(probably not). Ask them exactly where your drinking water comes from, and
if the source could possibly be affected by what lands in the storm drains
(like your neighbor's chemicals, oil leaks from cars, etc).
Prepare to drink heavily afterward.
Here's a better idea: Get your partner to a therapist. Today, it's the
violets. Soon, he'll be cleaning that $50,000.00 kitchen light fixture with
a friggin' Q-tip, and the two of you will have no time for anything
Seriously. Violets? He needs to deal with his obsessive compulsive behavior.
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