Yay, yesterday was finally successful on many fronts.
I got the garden tilled up and I worked on a bunch of large pots for container gardening. Several had split and broken - so I whittled out the bad ones and repurposed all the dirt to other pots.
I was totally whipped when I got all done - and filthy!!!! It was the hottest day so far this year and a tad bit humid. That is OK as the weather is about to cool some!
Yep, I tilled in flip-flops (I usually do it barefoot) - but have NO flip-flops on in the pic! That is DIRT stuck to my feet from sweat and muck. My nails looked like a farmer. Welp, a little (lot) of scrubbin' and I am back to new again! LOL
The reasoning for barefoot and flip-slops is - when I was little, one of my fondest summer memories was following Daddy as he plowed the garden. I always walked in the dirt behind him and was always barefoot. There is something about it that takes me back to childhood and Daddy. I love the feel of the dirt between my toes! Not smart - I realize, but it is how I have done things for years.
It is kind of like the smell of fresh mown grass - that reminds me of grade school. Sitting in class with the windows open and the gardener would be mowing and that smell just wafted right through the windows! I still think of that when I smell that smell.
The Blazer is done and the gas intake thing is fixed!! It will be a joy to pump gas now and it won't take me forever to do it. I am so excited. (It sure doesn't take anything fancy to please me!!)
It cost about $35 in parts and he fixed the expensive thingy himself - blew and washed it out. Had he replaced it - just the part would have cost almost $200 (quoted from parts place). Had I had it done at the shop - I would have been looking at $500 plus.
One more thing off the to do list.
Flowers are popping. You who have peonies, know what happens when they bloom and we get a storm. They all fall over. Mine are so laden with blooms at the moment that they are doing that on their own. I have never had such blooms. Maybe this is a good sign for growing things this year!
Blackie trying to stay cool on a hot summer day.
So the day ended nicely. I laid across the bed after a shower and eating a bite and BOOM I was out like a light. Only slept about a half hour - but I went out fast.
Today is another new day - and hoping to get some more things done. I have such a list and so much to do - at least I am making some headway!
It has started raining - so my work will be inside today. Temps are supposed to cool a bit after the rain.
It seems I have let so much go the past 2 years - just didn't have the gumption to do much. Well, it is time to get things fixed and back in order. It HAS to be done.
Off and at it again.
Have a wonderful, blessed and productive day.