Post by shawnintland on Aug 2, 2012 12:56:44 GMT 7
Team 'Nepenthes' was shut out 1-0 by Team 'Coco' last night in a lop-sided match which, like some of its counterparts in London, saw few spectators in the stands.
Team spokesman ShawninTland had this to say after the match; "It was truly a 'crushing' defeat in which we were totally out weight-classed, but fortunately it was our 3rd string and we plan to have them back on their roots in no time!"
On another note reminiscent to London, some Nep fans were quick to comment that officials need to look into the fact that Team Coco's decisive victory raised suspicions that they may have been under the influence of 'performance-enhancing nuts'. Olympic officials have declined to comment thus far.
Post by shawnintland on Aug 2, 2012 13:26:52 GMT 7
Thanks for the condolences! Figure I might as well have some fun and laugh about it...not much is going to change it now! Seriously though, if 1 out of 7 had to get hit, this is the one which will be the least problematic.
Ouch! We hope you didn't lose too many Neps to the crushing blow. That hurts! Now comes the major hassles of removing Coco and starting the repairs and rebuild. Good that you can at least find a minute for humor, even if it is "gallows humor", before resolving the mess. We've been through hurricane damage, so we can relate. Good luck on the new project.
Post by shawnintland on Aug 2, 2012 20:55:25 GMT 7
Well, one bummer is we just spent the previous day stitching up all the small tears in the shade cloth to limit the grasshopper munching in that house! That was the 'overflow' and 'recovery' house for Nep stock...as such I'm not too worried about the losses to the neps, but there were probably 6 hundred six month old bromeliad seedlings that were just transplanted into 3" pots last week right where the trunk landed. Today is a Buddhist holiday so none of us wanted to even try to get started on the cleanup...checked that the water lines weren't damaged and peeked inside (I think there is more damage from 'launching' of hanging baskets than crushing), snapped a few pictures and said "tomorrow". Knock on wood - at least we don't have to worry about heaters failing over here! Yet!
Post by shawnintland on Aug 2, 2012 22:22:12 GMT 7
Oddly, unlike any others that have come down in the last decades, this one wasn't damaged by beetles or termites and it snapped off about 4 up meters from the bottom. Have a feeling that it was pretty heavily laden with nuts and it stood out alone by itself, so big winds might have done it. I'll see how many nuts are in the greenhouse tomorrow morning. Must have happened last night (fortunately as no one was around the area).
Shawn...I will get really mad followed by a heart attack if its me. Hope it was limited damage over isolated section. Theres quite a few other coconut trees nearby, might be worth a quick check on their health.