Sunday, August 19, 2012

My Pecan Tree

When we moved to this house, we had no idea that the tree in front the house is a pecan tree, until I began to see the trees budding with pecans.  I was happy.  Anticipating harvest season for the pecans.  but then I began to notice that some of the pecan nuts have these little circular black spots.  After googling it, I found out these are called scabs.  Pecan scabs is a disease, a fungal disease that attacks the pecan trees and affects the nuts.  and it seems that the only solution is to apply pesticides before it buds next year.  So we might not have the anticipated happy harvest this year for pecans.

But I'm thinking, of smoking the the tree.  I remember when I was young in the Philippines, my grandmother tend to smoke trees, to get rid of unwanted pest.  I'll try that.  I don't know exactly how to, unless I get a metal cylinder drum and lit yard garbage in it.  will see.

Anyway here are some photos I took.

Pecan Nuts with Scab

Our Driveway.  Pecans are already dropping off, now I think its because of the scab disease.

Our Pecan Tree

bark of our Pecan tree

had to trim some of the branches because they suddenly began to droop so low.

removing the pecans from the trimmed branches

Healthy Pecan nuts

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Bobble Water Bottle and Filter

Last week, I was at my local Office Depot store looking for a new Laser Printer.  And when heading to check out, I stop the sale item cart to see what good deal I could find.  I didn't know what they were, it says some type of filter and they had a full shopping cart of them for 50 cents each.  So I grabbed a couple and when I got in the car I started googling them on my smart phone HTC Virgin Mobile.  I stunned to find out that these filters I bought for 50 cents each are retailing at ebay for $6.99 each.  So before leaving the parking lot, I gave my boyfriend $13.00 to grab me what my money can get.  When he returned he had 3 plastic bags full of Bobble Filters.  and I listed them online on ebay for 2for $9.00  

I quickly sold 3 sets.  Not bad.  I still have them for sale, so if you're interested in getting some filters for your Bobble bottle check me out on

I even made a carrier for my Bobble Bottle

Thursday, August 2, 2012

USB Mini Slim Wireless Mouse from ebay

During our vacation last week, I somehow lost my USB for my wireless mouse.  I bought that mouse a few years back at Best Buy for... I think $19.00 and that is definitely not on the budget for a replacement mouse, that I must have.

So off to to search for a good deal.  and I found two.  The red color of this wireless mouse sold me and the price of $5.49 sealed the deal.  and thought to my self, I can afford another one for my netbook.
It just needed one AA battery.  and the mini USB plugs to your computer and due to is size, it doesn't have to be removed unless you're getting a new mouse.  It responds quickly and glide smoothly.  For a graphics such as myself, it does the job. 

I received this slim wireless mouse today.  So I haven't really had a chance to test it.  I don't have an additionnal AA battery for it.  will update this review later on.  But check out my pixs of my slim wireless mouse below.

regular mouse on the left and the slim mouse on the right

check out the difference on the height of these two wireless mouse.

bottom of the wireless mouse, the battery compartment, i guess the on and off switch, laser track and the compartment that houses the USB.

not bad for about $5 bucks and free shipping

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