In Jenn's mind, certainly, actually getting to the point of owning this home was a long shot. And here they are, just a few months later, starting the million projects process of home ownership. The listing touts it as being 1905 era, but Jenn said the home inspector indicated he believed parts of it dated back to the 1700's. One BIG difference between their ancient home and ours.... theirs has already been renovated! I cannot wait to see it in person.
|With Extra Cool Buildings|
|And a long drive|
The melons, all volunteers from last year's crop, are popping up everywhere and are flourishing. The carrots, black carrots which I gave NO chance of surviving when I direct sowed the seeds in the ground, are thriving...looking very carrot-y. Cucumbers, cantaloupe, and honeydew are SLOWLY gaining ground, though they are not the most promising looking things. In the "so-far-we-are-a-total-flop" department are the eggplant and peppers.
|Original grape (stick)|
|Joe Loading Mulch into Van -- Under New Fig Tree|
|Loading the Mulch onto Pallets|
|Vulunteer Sunflowers Dwarfing Returning Rudbekia|
|Moonflower first set of leaves|
|Climbing out of hole he dug|
|Keeping his eyes on me|
And Saturday I played and sang at a wedding at our church. The music was wonderful. However, I have to say, I have never seen a church full of people who looked so unenthusiastic for a wedding... INCLUDING the bride and groom. It was odd. Nevertheless, they said their vows and will live, I have no doubt, happily ever after.
Another "big thrill" for me this week was picking up my new glasses. My prescription changed only slightly, but I went ahead and purchased the new glasses. They came with "snap on" sunglasses, which actually attach to the glasses magnetically. They are WAY cool, in my book!
Yes, I think last week was a very good week. This week started off with the start of what promises to be a heat wave (in the 90's all week) so working outside will be exhausting...at least MY outside hours start after my office hours, so I get the cooler temperatures to do my planting (yes we are STILL planting). Joe is trying to wrap up the trenches and the water lines, etc. so he can put up the pool (end of the day cool down) and the 660 feet of fencing we have ready to go......