Hello, welcome to #weekendcoffeeshare and my gloomy, cloudy neck of the woods. The sky has been threatening to rain for most of this last week and yet, there was only a little, not enough to escape this never-ending drought.
My summer plants – tomatoes, squash, beans – and flowers are still in their containers though I did had to pot up a few (move them to larger pot). I know I said last week I need to get them in the ground this week but it looks like that will have to wait another week. Forecast is predicting snow next Monday and the night time temperature will hover around 35-degree-Fahrenheit this night. There’s no way I can risk cold damage.
I put a tomato plant into the ground two weeks ago and after a night below 40-degrees, it hasn’t been looking so great.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you I finally hooked up part of my drip irrigation system last night. After finding out my sprinkler system was kaput, I had to devise a new plan to an automate my drip system because I am not about to lug a hose and water each raised bed and container by hand this summer.
That was actually Mom’s plan. “How hard can it be?” She said.
“Well,” I said, “if it’s so easy, why don’t you do it?” That’s her cue to complain about her back pain, leg pain, etc. She said the same thing about my job. I don’t think she knows anything about my life until she spends a day as me.
After having an eureka moment last weekend, I got my uncle to help me unscrew the hose from the faucet. In its place, I put in a hose splitter, attached a timer on one and a hose on the other. Unfortunately, the timer I got was defective and had to get another one. I finally got to test it last night and to my surprise, it worked, and more surprisingly, no leakage.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you I felt peace for the first time in what felt like an eternity. On Wednesday, mom actually left the house and went into the office to work. She said she was going to only be there for 2 hours but I’m guessing her supervisor didn’t let her leave and made her stay the entire day.
It was night and day compare to when she’s at home. My mind was suddenly quiet. I could hear myself think. The house was quiet. It was so nice. I felt like a prisoner getting out of prison, so free.
Lastly, if we were having coffee, I would tell you I got my braces back on this week. The orthodontist only did my bottom teeth. He’ll wait until my final surgery (which is in July or August) to put braces on the upper teeth. I’ll still getting used to it even though according to this blog, it’s been about 7 years since I last had braces.
I appreciate you stopping by and reading this week’s #weekendcoffeeshare, hope to chat again same time next week.