Good day to you! Hub and I are exhausted after power washing, scrubbing concrete, cleaning gutters, removing dead plants, repotting others. Still lots of work to be done but today was the first day in a long while that we had sun and no rain forecast. That will change again starting tomorrow. So many of my flowers are dying from the water. I drilled holes in the bottom of the plastic pots because the drainage holes are deeply indented which creates a 1" water reservoir at the bottom. No removable tray like the old pots and with 10 days of torrential rain, there's no chance to dry out.
I'm still entertaining the neighbors in my husband's shoes early morning and dusk and there is a big reduction in my slug population. I'm sure they have figured out by now what I've been doing. I was surprised to find the creatures in my buckets and containers that hold the pots. What's left of the flowers and garden is infested with aphids and other pests, destroying all the leaves.
I started this project on 36 count (changed every color) and ran into a big problem. You can probably see it. But I'll yak about that next time. My arthritis is screaming from holding that pressure washer wand for hours and even typing is difficult. It sure seems like this went from mild to dammit quickly. Is it because I added another year to my "number"? Regardless, I'm crabby. Before I was just flashing and bitchy with no patience but now I am flashing and crabby. The difference? Bitchy is usually an attitude in response to a question or act. Crabby is 24/7 sourpuss. When I get relief from medication, I'm a little nicer, if you give me sweets.
I was furious with Nit yesterday after I saw him running with a baby squirrel in his mouth. I tried going into the woods after him but I can't run in Mark's shoes. I can get Missy to drop the chipmunks and then take them to a safe place, but not Nit. I know he was raised in the wild but I still get upset. And I think I'm going to stop washing their water dish because they prefer drinking rain water from a dirty puddle.
For those of you trying Affresh, shake it, cover your stains or smear it around, let it sit for at least 5 minutes before removing. I use a $1 microfiber cloth from Staples (the best!) to dry after rinsing.
Time to hit the shower and get the leg up.
Hope your days have sunshine.