Wednesday, 26 October 2016
I woke to such intense wind and rain that I was sure Melissa and Dave would not be working two doors down on the hedge trimming project. But when I looked out my window, there they were. I went over to record their perseverance and fortitude.
I posted a video here with the sound of the wind and the sight of the hedge whipping about. At least it did not rain on our friends.
This wind record is from a weather station over on Sandridge Road; it was probably 10 mph stronger here:
Melissa said that she was experiencing Ilwaco weather. I often complain that it is so windy here when in their sheltered garden way up in Oysterville, the wind is minimal.
I left them to their task and went home to spend my day indoors doing all the bulb spreadsheets.
Meanwhile, Allan painted. He said that any stray drop of paint blew away, sometimes onto the green paint of the gates, which then had to be wiped off with paint thinner because he was using an oil based paint.
It was all his idea to paint the posts black, and it turned out beautifully.
I finished the spreadsheets just in time for us to depart to have dinner with Dave and Mel at
The Depot Restaurant.
This was a bonus dinner rather than our weekly meeting. We like to go sometimes to Wednesday “Burger Night”, an offseason treat offered by the Depot.
If you get a fried egg and pineapple, you can deconstruct the burger and have the egg as an appetizer and the pineapple as dessert.
Tomorrow, I am determined to get back to bulbing, rain or shine.
1995 (age 71):
Oct 26: 1:30-5:30 I fell again from the little extra step of back porch. Messed up my knee. I started to weed asparagus/strawberry bed. Ended up pulling up the berry plants and trimming them. They need replanting now—maybe tomorrow.
1998 (age 74):
Oct 26: 10:30-3:30 SUNNY & WARM I planted more bulbs in UDFB, PRFB-S and Tam. Then the perennial order from Parks arrived so I potted them. I picked up apples then got the recycle and garbage. Then I came in and peeled two pails of apples. I may can the applesauce tomorrow. I quit working at 9:30.