Good Monday evening Folks ~ I just heard a firecracker and know there will be plenty more of that especially tomorrow night.
With my Christmas bonus from work, I bought some plants at a good deal, and garden tools and potting soil. I still have money left over, that I’m planning to use toward kitchen and bath faucets.
Sprinklers, 5 bags of potting soil, 2 pots, two roses and a new pole cutter, which I think looks very cheap, sorry to say, and it’s Fiskars, and they are a good name. HD did NOT have the heavy duty spring my ancient pole cutter had. I may to go a hardware store to see if they have one
Pole cutter with tree saw too.
A group of seven, Texas Sage, Tibouchina, azalea, alamanda, thryallis, Flax lily and African Iris.
Flax lily bloom ~ tiny and sweet
Alamanda but yesterday
It’s amazing now different it looks from the back side.
Mr. Lincoln a deep old rose scent
A wonderful old rose scent and beautiful color, no name.
I’m flowered out, which is a good thing. I look forward to enjoying these.
Here is my oh no. There’s another leak under the house. (There was the possibility that this might happen with some of the old pipe that was left.) I heard a strange noise coming from under the house at the back, turned the water off, didn’t hear it, turned it back on and heard it even more than before, so I hurriedly turned it off again, and remembered to turn the hot water heater off too. I set up a temporary dishwashing station, not the first time I’ve done dishes like this. Did it years ago when we remodeled the kitchen. I do have a water connection that I can turn on that doesn’t turn the house water on, so that’s a good thing. I filled up containers and buckets so that I can flush the toilet and have some water in here. I called my Brother In Law, the poor guy, with the news. Bless his heart!! It’s not easy crawling around under the house, at least it’s not real hot right now. Not sure when he’ll be able to do this work, so I’m ‘camping’ out here at Plum Cottage.
I’m trying to stay positive about all of this, on top of having a flea problem too. Down here it does not get cold enough to do away with them. I’ve never had to use Advantage II, have used Brewer’s yeast for years, no fleas. Mark leaves the planet and the fleas move in. I’m using diatomaceous earth and vacuuming plus using the Advantage. That stuff is ‘expensive’, even though I got a good price at pet meds online.
I had a sad dream the other morning right before waking up. I dreamed I was looking out the scullery window and saw something and turned around to tell Mark, and then it dawned on me that he wasn’t here and I started crying, the dream continued with me telling my friend Nanci about it and I cried more. Then I woke up and cried for real. Sheesh!
After coffee, I decided to write in the FNF widow’s blog, something I’d been thinking about, and got it posted and felt better. You can read it here if you wish.
I hope to get a good sleep tonight, tomorrow is another day, may I rejoice and be glad in it. I choose to not let this stuff get me down. It’s much better all the way around to be positive instead of negative.
Each day is a gift and I’ve been blessed in many ways in 2013, and am thankful.
Have a wonderful 2014.