Friday, 11 March 2016
I went to see yet another doctor, a new one who was kind and funny. Another round of tests will be forthcoming, but not till he sees the results of this coming week’s tests! This is what I get for avoiding doctors; I knew it would catch up to me someday. (Fortunately, so far, all results have been good.)
In the afternoon, we realized the weather was good so we hurried out to do four hours of work.
The Anchorage Cottages
We did the whole town of Long Beach deadheading walk in a light rain. We each did half of the planters and street tree gardens.
City Hall looked great on a driveby as most of its narcissi are on the north side; Veterans field is more exposed and needed lots of deadheading.
Port of Ilwaco
At almost dusk, we just needed to check the garden on the south side of the Port Office.
A hot toddy at Salt Pub tempted me but I resisted, as I wanted to get back to working on the Grandma Blog.…which after ten posts has all of two followers. All the doctor appointments and tests have given me a sense of urgency.
Saturday, 12 March 2016
I worked obsessively on the Grandma blog, having now progressed into telling her life story with old photos starting around 1915.
Allan took a long walk through town to get the mail and a DVD from the library and to deadhead a planter of narcissi that had looked bad when we drove through town yesterday evening at dusk. His photos:
Allan picked this zombie bridal bouquet from the Ilwaco planters.
Shortly after he returned, a series of hailstorms passed through.
(Susie, if you are reading this, that jade plant to the left is from cuttings I got out of your yard debris pile!)
Tomorrow’s forecast looks dire again, and I’m hoping the power stays on because if it does, I might be able to finish the photo history part of the grandma blog.
For crying out loud! If the power goes off, there’ll be tears before bedtime. Allan reminds me that there was a big storm like this a year ago in March when I was at the Sylvia Beach Hotel:
High Wind Warning in effect from Sunday, 10:00 AM PST until Sunday, 9:00 PM PST. Source: U.S. National Weather Service
…HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 10 PM PDT SUNDAY FOR
THE SOUTH WASHINGTON COAST…
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PORTLAND HAS UPGRADED THE HIGH
WIND WATCH TO A HIGH WIND WARNING…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM
TO 10 PM PDT SUNDAY.
* WINDS: SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS PEAKING WITH GUSTS TO 60
MPH…EXCEPT WITH GUSTS TO 70 MPH BEACHES AND HEADLANDS.
* TIMING: DEVELOPING AFTER 11 AM SUNDAY. STRONGEST WINDS BETWEEN 1
PM AND 6 PM SUNDAY.
* LOCATIONS INCLUDE: RAYMOND…LONG BEACH…OCEAN PARK
* IMPACTS: WINDS OF THIS MAGNITUDE CAN CAUSE LARGE TREES OR LIMBS
TO FALL…ESPECIALLY WITH SATURATED SOIL. FALLING TREES OR LIMBS
CAN BE DEADLY. POWER DISRUPTIONS ARE LIKELY. TRAVEL MAY BECOME
HAZARDOUS AT TIMES…ESPECIALLY FOR TRUCKS…TRAILERS…AND
OTHER HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.
A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS A HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT IS EXPECTED
OR OCCURRING. SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH OR GUSTS
OF 58 MPH OR MORE CAN LEAD TO PROPERTY DAMAGE.
Ginger’s Garden Diaries
my mother’s garden diaries from two decades ago
1997 (age 72):
March 11: Started growing tomato seeds in the 3 new Park Star trays and the 6 APS-40 trays. I got most of the tomato seeds planted before I got tired.
March 12: Dr Elledge appt as follow up on diabetes. Got various lab tests. Made appt for physical on Friday.
1998 (age 73):
March 11: I brought wood in from behind shop. I moved two pallets to the wood pile area to be ready when I have energy to start stacking the new wood. I also potted the Park Seed begonia bulbs (12).
March 12: 12:30-4:15 A nice warm day, a new record, 68. I worked at round table potting the Dutch Gardens perennials plants. I put them in greenhouse but didn’t turn the lights on. I still have many more to plant and hope to get out earlier tomorrow.