I decided this morning to go ahead and water the garden with the forecast for today of only a 20% chance of rain with a possibility of scattered afternoon thunderstorms. Hah! (see below)I also harvested the lettuce from the deck pots. It’s getting pretty hot for lettuce, especially on the deck with the afternoon, evening sun. I replaced the lettuce in all but two pots with some more of the varied colored carrots we planted in the garden to see how they do in the pots. They are fabric 7 gallon pots Bob ordered from 247Garden. They are great for the deck and have enough depth for the carrots if they decide to grow.
After I finished up those projects I took off for Galax to go to Lowe’s and Wal-Mart. I picked up a big bag of garden soil and two bags of mulch plus two 40 pound bags of black sunflower seed for the birds. Back home ,while eating lunch, the skies were getting darker. I checked the radar, nothing nearby. I headed outside to add the soil and mulch to the flower bed we dug out in front of the sidewalk last year. The bed is a bit shallow without a lot of soil base under the mulch we put out last year. Hopefully it that will help to hold the moisture better for the bedding plants.
No sooner did I get finished then the bottom fell out. It’s pouring buckets along with some thunder. So much for needing to water. Colin is currently hiding under my desk for protection. I’ll call it a day for the outside chores and start a load of laundry as soon as this storms passes.
I was up and out the door to the gym by 7:20 after feeding Colin and letting him out. From the gym I went to my 8:30 appointment at the doctor’s office for blood work then back home to eat breakfast and shower. Colin had another time out then I headed back into town for my yearly checkup appointment at 10:15. From there I had to make stops at the library, hardware store, bank, and grocery store.
It’s another warm day with partly cloudy skies, and a bit of a breeze. Even with 12 inches of rain the two previous weeks between the sun and wind things are getting dry again. Starting tomorrow there is the usual afternoon/evening thunderstorm chances that could be hit or miss.
I am reading Borderline by Nevada Barr.
I had a doctor appointment yesterday in Winston at 10:30. When I finished up there I did a Costco run to stock up on water, juice, cereal, and a few other odds and ends I was running low on.
Today I worked a shift at the Wellness Center from 11 – 4.
Weather is warm, sunny, and dry. The farmers are getting their hay cut and baled.
I want to wish Al a very happy birthday. He is a great guy and a wonderful brother-in-law.
Bob would have turned 65 today. I miss him so very much every day. While volunteering and working a couple of days a week help to fill the time it is still very lonely without him. I keep moving forward, as I am sure he would want me to, but there are days when it is very hard.
We went from winter to summer and now we have spring in June. Cool and breezy with lot so of sunshine and low humidity. The farmers need this dry spell to get the spring hay fields cut.
Even though we had all that rain the flowers in the pots and the ground need water after a couple of days of hot sunshine. I watered everything good this morning before heading into town for a golf tournament meeting.
Another beautiful day. Sunny skies, very breezy, low humidity with temperatures in the low mid to upper 70’s.
Gym this morning than back home for a couple of hours before heading back to the gym for an 11 – 4 shift. And a very busy shift it was. With school out here, it was busy all day with kids coming in to free swim plus swim lessons, and folks signing up to come to the gym for the summer.
I am reading Iced Under by Barbara Ross.
Another nice weather day. Breezy, 78 degrees, low humidity, mostly sunny with only a 20% thunderstorm chance.
House cleaning chores this morning then worked on the first of the month account balancing and bill paying. I have a couple of chores to work on in the garage along with some outdoor time with Colin enjoying the nice day.
Another fairly nice day. It’s partly cloudy with temperatures in the upper 70’s and low humidity with 10 to 15 mph winds. Between the wind and sunshine things will hopefully dry out a bit. There is a 40% chance of thunderstorms this afternoon decreasing by tonight.
I washed a load of laundry this morning then took off for town, once it went into the dryer, to drop off a book at the library and go to the grocery store. I’ve changed the linens on the bed and washed and dried those. In between Colin and I have had some extensive play time outdoors while I also did some outdoor chores.
On the e-mail front. Mine, thankfully, is working. Bob’s is not. I’ve put in another ticket. In the meantime it looks like his email@example.com mail is forwarding to my e-mail address which is okay. However, I still need to get his mail working. Since he gets very little mail anyway now, except for junk, it really is not a problem.
YAHOO!!! Mail is working on my laptop. Nick, it now does not work on my Fire again. But, I think I will not have you tell me how to remap the Fire to the new path for the web mail until I make sure things are stable here. The Fire is mapped to the old webmail address on Dreamshost and I at least have that as a backup.
Bob’s mail is still not working but that is okay for now. I can check his on his Fire. I will send in another ticket to let Dreamhost know and see if they can fix it on their end.
Nancy and Betsy came up from Winston this morning. We went into Sparta for lunch at Horizon Bistro. I showed them around the house and grounds then they headed back to Winston. We finally have a warm, sunny, day though it’s a bit breezy with 20mph gusts but a beautiful day.
In the last two weeks I have recorded about 12 inches of rain as of last night. The forecast has 40% chance tonight and down to 20% tomorrow. We really need sunshine and dry weather for about a week. James usually mows on Thursdays. I know is behind with all the wet weather. If he does not show up this evening he will most likely be here sometime tomorrow.
I worked a shift at the Wellness Center today from 9:30 to 4pm. Colin has had three days in a row of home alone and spent all day Monday back here on the computer. I need to give him some extra attention tonight to make up for it.
Thunderbird and Webmail is still not working on my PC. Dreamhost website has not updated all is fixed yet for today. When my Thunderbird and webmail were working on my PC, my Fire mail was not working. I had not changed anything on it after we fixed it here. Now, my Fire mail is working. Same for Bob’s e-mail His desktop system is not working but I can get his mail on his Fire.
Nick, I will leave it for another day before I request help from Dreamhost since they have not posted an all clear.