Tuesday, 4 April 2017
We managed to start our finishing-up project of weeding at J’s just before the rain came. We completed the tasks in the rain.
I am concerned about the three small hydrangeas in the front garden. They had been planted so mounded up that their roots were exposedand they had been tipped over for years. I mulched around them earlier this spring. It is possible that they need replacing. I forgot to do a scratch test for green under the bark.
On an errand, we saw that Black Lake is full to the brim.
We were so sad to learn that Helen, age 10, has cancer. She is on chemo, doing well, and we are hoping for the best.
I read two books for remainder of the day, while Allan (who likes to shop) made an excursion across the river for a big grocery shopping.
I kept all the cats indoors for awhile to keep Skooter company.
Negin (pronounced Neh-geen) goes to a wedding in Iran.
After finishing Ms. Farsad’s enjoyable, breezy yet sometimes serious and enlightening book, I indulged in a quick read about home decor.
A photo reminded my of my friend Montana Mary and how when we were in high school, we dreamed of getting a place together right after graduation. My vision was brick floors (with bricks brought in and just laid on top of whatever floor) and burlap curtains. I had not remembered that for years. Now, practically, I’d find it hard to walk on and hard to clean.
(Our dream never happened. Mary went to college in Jerusalem and I stayed in Seattle. We met up again in London in 1975. Winter project 2017: To write up that whole tour of the UK.
I also liked this idea for large bunkbeds:
Even though we did not finish the check up list yet, I am starting to think ahead about the thirteen sections of the beach approach garden, and more.