Nothing terribly exciting to report. (Okay, nothing exciting at all.) We've just been plugging away at all that needs to be done in this very short season we call summer.
The weather has been good for nearly a week now. Temps up into the 70s during the day, down into the high 40s and low 50s at night.
I've been spending most of my time in the garden and wanted to finish the last of the planting today, but the black flies had other plans for me. Like being so awful they drove me inside. I should have quit earlier than I did (before I got many nasty, itchy, ouchie welts), but I so wanted to accomplish what I had set out to do.
Before putting in those last seeds in the little bare spaces in the garden, I decided to de-weed the blueberry and raspberry patches. Got the blueberry patch done before throwing in the (homemade insect repellent saturated )towel (so to speak) and quitting. Funny, the spray repellent I used today was the same I've used previously when it seemed to work rather well. Not today.
Papa Pea has been hitting the firewood with a vengeance. Yesterday he announced he thinks he's got enough wood cut to fill all the remaining space in the wood sheds. Now all (All? That's ALL?!) we have to do is split and stack it. Fortunately, we both enjoy using the wood splitter together and having quiet time to chat while we stack is nice, too. We hope to get started on that this week.
He's also put a bit of effort and time into designing and then constructing some heavy-duty ramps that will make it easier for him to do the maintenance on our vehicles. Of course, a pneumatic hoist in the garage would be ideal, but that ain't gonna happen.
Today while I was feeding the black flies in the garden (!), hubby worked on removing the dirt that had been in the flower beds around the deck. Lots of shoveling, lots of wheelbarrowing. This all needs to be done before we start tearing off the old deck and begin construction on the new.
We've always had a bad low spot in the yard (that seems to swallow up any fill we've put on it) so that's where he's been putting the dirt.
I sure hope to save that trellising Virginia Creeper by incorporating it into our new design. I don't think I'd have any luck moving it to another location.
I finally made a decision as to the color I'm going to use for painting the house. It's a very dark green and is going to look much different than the gray/beige we have on the house now. I'm pretty nervous to think about starting on that project. No, I'm not worried about the actual painting work but rather how this new color will look. Only one way to find out, eh?
That's all I have to report on this Monday. Hope you all have a good week with good weather for whatever you want to do!
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