slowly but surely getting rid of the spammers, since no one can post after signing up without being approved the only spammers still posting have been here for a while. brian, let's keep getting rid of these fucks
This will be true as long as you own a house unless you move an immigrant family into your garage.
Plant some giant trees. The best time spent in our yard is watching the ten foot sequoia and cedar tree-wall we put in along the property line top thirty feet in five years. You can no longer see any of the neighbors' houses. Also oak on the south-facing end for sun in the winter when the leaves fall, and alder, birch and cedar again in swampy areas. Never waste time or money on stunted ornamental species.