Good morning! Come on in! Pour yourself a cup of whatever suits your fancy and join me at the counter for a chat. I’d love me some iced coffee this morning but I don’t have ice, only dry ice, shoot. *sigh* Oh well, regular coffee it is.
Remember last weekend when I said the weather was going to cool down and that we were supposed to get rain?
Well, what a liar those meteorologists are! I waited all weekend and all I got was about 20 minutes of drizzle and it wasn’t even cool. It was hot and humid, not a good feeling especially when it’s usually super dry here. In fact, it’s the second driest state in the country.
Interestingly, about 30 miles south from my location, it was raining so hard that the interstate got flooded.
I do wish I had gotten more than a drizzle. My plants look so much happier after a nice rainstorm.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you I had the biggest green beans harvest this week. 1 pound in 4 days! It’s the biggest harvest to-date and I have a feeling that it’ll going up from here since my pole beans are finally beginning to produce. I also harvested two more Big Beef tomatoes – total half pound – and a zucchini squash that weighs over a pound. I’ve also harvested cherry tomatoes but I ate them before I could get a photo.
I still have 4 or 5 zucchini squashes in my garden waiting to harvest, that is if mom will consume our current harvest first. I hate that she keeps saying the harvest is too small to consume and then tells me to help her wash the green beans because there are too much. It sends such a confusing message.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you more of the heirloom tomatoes came this week. If you can recall the numbers of tomatoes from last week’s post, this week, that number is probably double, triple, or even quadruple. I usually go out into the garden twice daily – once in the morning and at night – and I would find little tiny tomatoes forming.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you I’ve already pulled out a lot of the green bean plants from the first wave of planting – end of May, early June – and replaced it with a sowing of lettuce. Those plants were full of spider mites and diseases that it was time for them to go before those diseases get spread to my tomato plants.
Pulling out those plants will also give the heirloom tomatoes a little more space to breathe, which means I will have to retie them as well as give them a good pruning so the plants can get more sun. This is probably what I’ll spend this weekend doing.
Frustrating Work Week
Finally, if we were having coffee, I would tell you I’ve had a difficult week at work. Actually, make that weeks as it has gone on for two weeks now. As I mentioned in previous posts, my company implemented a new website last September, which resulted in making my job much more manual.
The support team for this website happens to be in Sri Lanka. I don’t know what the hell they do over the weekends but for the last two Mondays, I’ve returned to work to find some part of website broken and it’s always the parts I use the most.
Last Monday (August 1st), the reports where I get 90% of my information somehow got disconnected from the website server. Then this Monday (August 8th), I found my work email filled with customer complaints about not being able to enter credit card information. It turned out the website had been randomly skipping over the payment page and allowing the customers access their material for free. I reported the issue but after 2 days of back and forth emailing with the support them, the communication stopped.
Now I wonder what kind of problems I’ll face this upcoming week.
#weekendcoffeeshare is hosted by Natalie of Natalie the Explorer. I appreciate you stopping by and hope to chat again same time next week.