Wednesday, 10 August 2016
We still did not have to water and so spent the day accomplishing other tasks. I decided we could skip Diane’s garden and the Red Barn this week in order to focus on Long Beach. We would not have to water the Port of Ilwaco gardens this week. Usually there is not enough rain to save us from that in summer. But first…
Mayor Mike’s Garden
Just a few blocks down the street from us is the Ilwaco mayor’s garden of greens, whites, pinks, and golds.
Ilwaco Post Office
The Depot Restaurant
In Seaview, we did our weekly grooming at the Depot.
We spent some time weeding and cutting back the two garden beds in Veterans Field.
Because of our having time to keep up the beach approach garden, it only took us a couple of hours to weed the entire thing, all thirteen sections.
Finally, we made the weekly stop at Jo’s garden to keep it looking good for potential buyers.
I felt verklempt for awhile that both Jo’s and Marilyn’s gardens are for sale. Here’s the link to Jo’s; Marilyn’s is not listed yet.
After watering my potted plants, I spent some time in the sanctuary bathroom with Skooter, who is still being isolated while the cats get used to the idea that someone new is here.
Sleep, for me, was not as easy because of a lot of Skooter meowing from 2:00 to 2:30 AM. He is used to being indoors and outdoors and is bored, I suppose. I sympathize and long for the cat doors to be open, for the cats to have met, and for all to be back to normal. I have been advised it will work better if it is taken slowly.
1998 (age 74):
August 10: It was supposed to be cool today. However, I couldn’t get to sleep early so I didn’t wake up till 9:00. By the time I did watering (until 10:00) the sun was too hot. I had planned on planting strawberries. So I washed another batch of pots and planted more seedlings. I went out at 7:00 to water and worked on the berries till 9:00 PM.