Tuesday, July 19, 2011
No time to post yesterday...a full and long day and was beat-by-the-heat by last night, so I was in bed early. I got home to find the Irishman had picked peaches, blackberries and some apples...to add to my pile of beans, tomatoes and okra and jalapenos that I need to take care of. sigh...I know he thinks he's helping. They could have stayed on the trees/bushes one more day so that I wouldn't have to try to do everything in one day. Before I have to go to work!!!! The heat has brought a plethora of insect problems, and my house is subject to fruit fly attacks and ant rampages and I honestly don't think I can take much more. When all that fruit is left to sit more than one day, it's a war.
Having trouble with google this morning, not letting me post on other blogs. Some yes, some no. Aggravating and frustrating.
The puppy peed on the carpet again last night, so I have to get that cleaned up too. Mostly she's doing very well...I tried putting puppy pads down and she thinks they're the best for chewing and pulverizing and dragging all oper the house. sigh...
I had a plan for this morning, but now that has changed and I am cranky. Sort of.
The chickens are getting a little heat stressed, but managing. Egg production is still okay, but it kills me to see them panting so hard. I mist them every now and then with my sprayer and have thought about putting a child's pool in there for them. One of the hard plastic ones, not the inflatable ones. LOL Would they bathe like wild birds do in the birdbath? hmmmm.....
We are moving into Day 5 of the Dangerous and Excessive Heat Wave. They are warning people to stay indoors and be especially careful. I worry about the Irishman at work, it's so hot in that welding and burn building. He said they had a safety meeting the other day about the heat. Thank goodness. It was already 85 at 8 AM today. Didn't get below 78 last night.
I wanted to stop by and say hey to several peoples blogs and google is screwing up and puts me into this endless round of going to sign in, not working, going back to sign in. That really annoys me. And won't even post it as anonymous. (Which I don't want it to do anyway, but could at least say hey and make my presence known.)
Alright. I have lots to do and better quit stalling. Hope you all stay cool and have a blessed day...whatever your endeavors. I know I'll be a lot less cranky in a bit. lol
PS...the dryer balls came yesterday!!! Can't wait to try them. Will let you know...stay tuned.