Ahhhh....beginnings and endings. Not sure what that has to do with my day, but pretty sure I'll find out. lol
Taking a break after vacuuming...got a friend and her 83 year old aunt coming by this morning, so am trying to clean up a little. Things aren't too bad...but haven't done much in here the last few days, so there's a little maintaining to do. Yesterday I worked outside all day--cleaned and re-arranged the back decks. Tended flowers. Scrubbed down the outside walls, gutters and doors with vinegar/water solution to remove the green mildew-y mossy stuff that grows every year. It comes off easy enough with a scrub broom and an old sponge mop, but it takes time to get it done. I still have 2 more sides of the house to do... but the deck area looks awesome. I scrubbed the deck planking too...some places that stuff gets pretty thick and it gets slick in the rain.
The housewarming party was nice. My friend Mary's new house is beautiful, even though it's in a neighborhood where everybody lives on top of each other. lol Not my style for sure...but I live out in an old hippie-chic place in the country, so what do I know? Most people could probably not imagine living like I do wither. Saw several friends I hadn't seen in a while, and that's always good. We didn't leave there until about 10:30. I saw her yesterday too, she called needing a phone number for our local produce folks, and I drove over and met her there, because I wanted a couple of things too. Took a break from the scrubbing--I was a sight. lol
Got to pick beans and blackberries again today. The weather has finally taken a dive for more normal temperatures. Thank goodness. Tempers were flaring, grass was burning up and it was something else. We still haven't gotten any rain, sigh, but at least yesterdays high was only 91.
The garden made it through okay...the butterbeans are flowering like crazy, the watermelon vine turned out to be cantaloupe, tomatoes are finally ripening and the edamame is making pods of beans. I've been doing some dehydrating --summer squash and carrots, apples and peaches. Hope to get into town today and pick up a 20 pound bag of organic carrots to dry.
My son is gone for the week...working on a big job down in Cape Girardeau, MO. I drove him down to get another truck to a place about 45 minutes from here that he was to drive down there and back--so I have my car back. He seems to be finally making peace with the soon-to-be ex...he also cleaned up and moved into the studio apartment a few days ago. He'll have a lot more freedom and not feel like he's living at his mom's. lol He'll also pay some rent to help offset the utilities, which will help me. win/win He cut back all the berry brambles for me on Saturday...that was a big help--some of them have gotten so out of control. These were blocking the greenhouse entrance and interfering with my bell peppers too. They had to go!
Okay--I have to get back at it.
Have a grand Tuesday y'all....