And nothing much to do inside except brave the wetness and find a couple Pots to bring in
Then remove and transplant the two Jalapeno Pepper Plants in AeroGarden 7, and so... another long long Day ahead
After a little Breakfast I decided on the first Task of the Day, those Peppers in Garden 7
I went out front, Rain stopped but still cold abd Wet, the Cat was there, went back in to get him some food
Then back out to bring in a couple Pots to plant the Jalapeno Peppers in after I took them out of the Garden
Well that took a little time, filled the Pots about half way, then took each Plant out one at a time to lay then in the Pot
Then fill and tamp the Soil down to stand the Peppers up straight, they look better there than in the Garden
And that worked rather well, it was a 'Lotto Prize' Hot Dog and they are big and Fat and Tasty!
OK that fixed that problem, lets go Win a Big Lotto, last Chance this month to try
Back to the Price Chopper to try again, last time I will try in April...
And back Home to scratch and scratch and lookeee there! A very nice $100 Win... Hooray for me!
Well April is leaving and it has been a busy and wet and interesting Month for me... Could have been a tad warmer
Then I saw a couple projects Inside for the Wet Day ahead... Remove most of the Tall Genovese Basil Plant (Left)
Then remove the tall Jalapenos Plants from Garden 7 (Right) and put them in Pots to grow outside
And I found some little tasks to do here and there... And what a long Day, and I took a break at 12:45 p.m.
Had my Margarita early, well I was up since 3:30 a.m. So my routine was kinda out of step for the Morning
I simmered up the Cat's Dinner, have lots of that now, did some more tying up in the AeroGardens
Looks like the only things that did much were the Two Basils and the Mint, two pods did nothing and the other on not much
Well that was really all of the Day except for a long TV Session and a good Dinner and DARN! ...off to bed too early again
But that wasn't quite all... Just into bed and I heard a knock on the Door, got up, put my Jeans back on
Was a Guy from the next Building, "Could you move your Mercedes? My Truck can't reverse and I am stuck over there"
Somehow he had his Truck sideways on the Hill next to my Mercedes and couldn't back away to get out
So I grumbled and put on my Shoes and Jacket and Cap and waddled across the Street in that Rain
Drove my Car to my side of the Street, he pulled out and down the Hill and I backed back into my Spot
I hit the Sack again and had another way too long night but made it this time to 4 a.m.
I just have to stay up longer!!! Yeah!
Took a peek out front... yeah a little Creek running down the middle of the Street
Everything out there is dark and dripping wet... Woe is me for any outside fun today
And what is there for me to keep occupied on this long dreary wet Day?, nothing yet
So I headed to the Minit Mart for Lottos, out of two of my Favorites, only got $15 worth
And only won $10 worth of that back, got a call as I left the Station... from Patricia
'Accepting Visitors today?' 'But of course', and she said she would drop over in the Afternoon
Then I wanted a little Shelf for my rear Speakers, headed to Walmart, couldn't find anything I wanted
So then next door to Lowes, I needed some Screws to fix my Bench Footrest and wanted some Seeds too
Got my screws and Seeds and looked for a Shelf and a no go on that there either
Thought I might drop by Bed Bath and Beyond on the way back, to look again, nope two items there, but way overpriced
And then drifting on into the Afternoon, 1 p.m. or so and I hear the knock on my Door
And it was Howdy Doody Time and come on in and get comfy and catch up on any and all
Then is was Crossword Puzzle time on my Desktop Computere until hat got tiresone and back to the TV and Chat
So watching myBlog Catchup experiment on the TV From my HP in the Living Room
Some Music and then an old Movie we just happened to tune into, on into the late afternoon
Then it was Hill Climbing to head Home for Pat and me into the Kitchen to drub up some Grub
So the Rain had stopped and the Afternoon turned brighter and overall turned into a pleasant Day
It started Dark and Dreary and Wet but did end on a Brighter note...
But for my Happy Pay Day Saturday and the Rest of the Weekend, supposed to be cool and wet... Oh well...
I took a look out the Door to check the Weather and the Cat was there mewing for Breakfast again
He didn't show up for Dinner Wednesday night, I took out some more Chicken Gizzards and stuff for his Breakfast
Then I got a Photo of the Pineapple top again, doing OK it looks like, I trimmed the leaves a little
And it is ready to go outside any time now when it warms up a little more
Then 45 Degrees when I headed out for my Lottos... Hoping it will warm up so I can work up on the Hill
And when I walked out the Door I saw another project waiting, those Knock Out Rose Bushes
The oldest Two I have planted here, they were not properly pruned last spring, whose fault was that?
Well they grew too large last Summer and after I pruned them this year they look terrible, so out they go!
That won't be a really easy Task but not all that bad either, and I have a replacment plan already
Back from the Lotto Hunt with no Luck, I took a walk out back to get my AeroCart and Rake and Spading Fork
Needed those Tools for the Project ahead out front, digging up those Rose Bushes and moving the Spruce Trees
Back out then about 1 p.m. Gorgeous Day again, Bright Sun, a bit cool but still comfy working in a T-Shirt
So snip some more, dig some more, saw some more, the Rose is down, raked up and into the Aerocart
And then dragging the Dwarf Spruce Pot some more and Wah Lah!... done at Margarita time!
So it took me two hours or more, well I work five minutes and rest for 10, I ain't 60 anymore
And that was all the prattle no one wants to know for Thursday... HAH! One more Day til Pay Day!
Looks like the AeroGarden people were a bit overoptimistic about what load the 7 Pod Gardens can grow
Then I took a quick run to the Price Chopper for my Daily Losers... Surprize, I won my Money back that time
No Profit though and a little of that helps to improve my attitude for the Day
And my attitude sure needed some help on Wednesday, Cold and Wet and Windy out there, I thought Spring had sprung?
So I just went back to reconstructing my lost Blog page, not so easy but I made progress
I think I did a pretty nice recap over all, got all the big Events written up fine for the record
And I finished up just at my Margarita Time, 2 p.m. Still only 49 Degrees and Cloudy
Sure didn't look like then that it would make it to the 55 they Predicted... and says COLDER tonight...
So then it was just winding down until Bedtime, managed to stay up until 7 p.m
And the Weather forecast for Thursday doesn't look too promising, another Wednedsday on Thursday?
I sure hope not
8:15 a.m. headed down to the Fast Stop, got $25 worth of Tickets, back to scratch off $32...
Better than nothing. huh? Then a Cup of Coffee and back out at 9 a.m. to plant the Pepper Seedlings
Still at 64 Degrees and some hazy Sun peeping up over the Gully but not bad out there in a Sweat Shirt
Just when I started up the Stairs here comes the full Sunshine to warm things up nicely
At the Pepper Bed, I saw aome Animal had been digging at the back, that's why I have Cages on the Beds
Probably a Squirrel, they like to dig in fresh turned Soil, maybe think they will find some bugs or something
On with the transplanting, dug Seven Holes in that new loose Soil, a Pepper Seedling in each, then filled and tamped
Put the front and back Gate on the Pepper Bed and then watered Three Beds slowly and evenly, back in at 9:45 a.m.
And again that about all she wrote on Tuesday, another nice busy Day, and I have a few Ideas for Wednesday
But before that some Dinner and TV and try for a nice Night... so rare nowadays
Well Walmart seems to like my Business, they keep increasing my Credit Limit, they just increased it $400 again
And sent me their new Master Card, good anywhere and also offering a 3% Discount on purchases
Well I didn't like them much a few Years ago but have done some good business there since
A little past 8 a.m. Off to the Price Chopper to lose some more Money and I did, lost $15
And then back to harvest some more Thai Basil, that's the Second Harvest of that Weed in 8 Days
Snipped all the longest Stems, clipped off the Leaves and into the Oven to dry, then store
And realy nice Weather back there, sunny, breezy and warm... I dug up the Soil in the Bed
Then raked it smooth before I added the new Soil, that could wait a little while I took a break out front
There I clipped out some kind of wild tree trying to invade the Knock out Rose Bush, then a peek at the Sweet Potato
Lookee Lookee! Finally several Sprouts in the other half of the Sweet Potato I planted in the Pot
That might add a little more to the Fall Harvest and a few more Vines to climb to the Deck
Then time to head out to the Fast Stop for my Daily Losers, HAH, won a whole $5 back this time
And what to do on this nice looking Day? Some out back gardening, those new Tomato plants need Water
I took some Seeds out with me, planted Swiss Chard in the Tomato Bed, then Watered the Tomatoes and the new Seeds
Then I scooted over to the Cucumber Bed, dumped a new sack of Garden Soil in, smoothed it out
Then planted some Letuce Seeds I had leftover and waterd them in, a nice quick Morning's work
And then those Green Beans, a lot left but I was going to dump them after trying that misguided Recipe
But then I chewed on one, thought I could fix them, started out with my Master Chef's touch... Yeah...
They just didn't have much taste and seemed a little underdone, I thought I could fix that...
So, as usual, added some Onions, sliced them up and sauteed them a bit in Olive Oil... 'EVOO' of course
Then I put the Beans into my Pot with the Onions, added Garlic Salt and Black Pepper, and a Teaspoon of Malt Vinegar
Let those flavors meld in low heat a while then took a taste... WUNDERBAR! That did it, those are some GOOD beans!
Then it was off to the Price Chopper to try my luck, did win a $15 and a $10, no profit though
And then what? Oh yeah, made a silly little Video, took some time at it... and kinda fun to do
I had watched an old Video I made of some Still Canoe Trip Photos and it was not full Screen
So I set about resizing all the Photos on that old ones to wide screen 1920x1080, took some time
I just went back and counted the Photos, I counted 158 if I didn't miss any, now that is some work
Well this Video is just for me and my Memories but I guess I'll put it on here for me
And I tried to burn a new DVD but kept getting some 'Unknown Error'... Have to try again
Anyway it is in my Video Files and now on Vimeo so maybe I won't lose it... On with the Day
And so, Dinner Time, I had a Beef Rib to hot up, and I baked a Potato, dished that up and added a pile of Beans
The result? Disappointment, barely edible, may have been partly the Beans, I got them fresh at the Chopper
But they didn't seems so fresh when I clipped them for Cooking... anyway, not going to try that Dish again
So that was Saturday... I have had better Days, maybe one is waiting for me Today?
My AeroGarden 6 had the 'Add Water Now' notice on that morning, and the Basil was about ready again
I raised the Grow Light, the Thai Basil was touching it, a lot of growth in a short time
And the first Project of the Day... or is it Recipe? I had two boxes of diced Tomatoes I grew last Season>
Thought I should use them up before I start getting new Tomatoes, but that still would be some time yet
Anyway I thought I would make some Marinara Sauce for Spaghetti and stuff, off we went...
Plopped two of those boxes of frozen Tomatoes into the Pot to simmer and thicken up some
Then in with some Onions and Garlic and Herbs and Spices, some of this and some of that, some home grown
Let all that simmer and meld and Molto Gustoso! I got some fresh made Marinara Sauce...
OK, 3 p.m. on the way, Price Chopper first, got a bag of Green Beans, a little Jar of Honey, and off again
Down the Highway to I-435 to 'The Station' and got my Computer Payment, then some new Lottos
Back to Parkville and no Winners... Oh well... there's always Tomorrow isn't there?
That was all she wrote for Friday, simmered up some Spaghetti, hotted up my Marinara sauce
Had simmered a big Italian Sausage in the Sauce, plated that and had a Feast finishing up the Day
Well like Mike Thompson, Channel 4 Weather News, said last Night, we had a Gorgeous Weather Day Wendesday
It was quite a bit on the Windy side but bright Sun and warm Temps all Day... The High in the 80s
Now today though they are saying Partly Sunny and a high of only 71, well we shall see...
A peek out the Door about 7 a.m. Not 'Partly Sunny' yet and looks like we had some Rain
And just a bit on the Cool side too, nothing like Wednesday so far, put a damper on my Morning
But then, and after Breakfast, things started looking better about 8 a.m. The sun peeking over the Gully
Maybe we will have a nice Day after all, needed Gas, headed out then to the Minit Mart
Stopped by the ATM on the way for some Ammunition for more Lottos, still looking for that Big One
Got my Tank of Gas and my Lottos, only won back $15, oh well... Story of my Gambling Life
Another good looking Day by 10 a.m. Bright Sun and warming again, needed something to do
Well, let's head back to Larry's Nursery, get some Tomato plants and get them in the Ground and going
Parking lot in front full up again, I parked at the side and headed in and way back to the far end again
And I wanted 'Better Boys' Tomatoes, my favorite for about 40 Years now, and Larry's has about 50 other kinds
So I had to go up and down the long Row to find them, took Three trips back and forth before I did
Picked out three nice ones and headed back to Parkville, then out back to go to 'Work'...
Tried that a few Days back using the dark Screen Material from the 'Draw Screen Drape' in my Window
I used Carpet Tape on the back of the Shelf then attached the Screen, looked great for a little bit then fell off
It would work to staple the Screening to the back of the Shelf but have to take the TV off to do that
So I thought, fasten the Screen to some kind of Dowel or Bar and hang that in the back with Wire
And off to P&G Hardware for a Dowel, none long enough, then I saw some Garden Stakes by the Door
Remembered I had some of those out back, so back home to get one from the back Garden and back In
I had the Screen all cut to size from the first Try, used fine Wire to fasten it to the Stake
Then fastened a couple larger wires to each end to hang it from the TV Feet, slipped it behind the Shelf and hung it
Sun shining Bright all Day and warming up, my Computer said 77 Degrees at 1 p.m. But the Blazer Therm said 80
Took a walk out beck to look things over, need to put the Compost in the Beds and then the Garden Soil
The Maxibell Pepper Seedlings look like they are ready to take a trip out back and try the Weather
Then no more Plans, and thinking about planting an Eggplant in a Pot this Year, Two plants out back did nothing last Year
So, junped into the Blazer and headed to Riverside, to Larry's Nursery, parking lot was full when I got there
Went in and headed to the far end where I knew they usually set up the Eggplants... I only wanted One Plant...
Looked for the One I wanted and they had One... ONLY ONE... I got the last one! A nice old guy next to me was looking too
He he wanted what I wanted but ooops, too late, he settled for a 4-Pack of some with no Label... HUH?
Then I headed back to Parkville, a bit after 2 p.m. so I mixed my Margarita and then went outside to sit and sip a little
And then planted my Eggplant, kind of a Windy Day as well as sunny and Warm so I left it against the Wall to protect it
And I was waiting, watching TV, had my Window Web Can on watching for his Truck and here it comes
I just let the Web Cam take Video while they were coming in and then loading the TV
Kinda boring but just for my interest in all things non-important that I keep records of
Then I headed to the Bank to deposit my TV Sales Money and headed out again for Lottos
Down to the Fast Stop first, and the Price Chopper later, won some here and there, nothing big
I managed to win a $5. $10, $10, $10, $10, $10, $10 and a $20... Might have made a little Profit there
But that takes too much effort to keep track of Wins and Losses, I am just looking for that Big One
After that nothing much happening, just a great Day out in the Weather, out front again sipping my Margarita
Headed back to the Price Chopper for some Chicken Gizzards for the Cat, simmered them up for later
They keep better if you cook them some and also the Cat likes the broth on his Dry Cat Food
And again for the Finale, Dinner and TV... Same old, same old, but I enjoy it... Off to bed
The Cat was waiting out front for Me when I headed out, went back in to get the Stuff from last Night
I had Food ready for him but he didn't come by for Dinner on Sunday Evening... So I took that out Monday
54 Degrees at 8 a.m. Partly Sunny and up to 73 for a top they say, to be a moderate Weather Day
And so far not a clue on something to do... Bored so early in the Day... What to do?
So, Breakfast, Morning TV News, not much there, Tom came down to start on pounding the Deck Again
And I thought... It's only Money so I headed out to try my Luck again, splurged this time on $30 Worth
Back to el Ranchito, got a Photo of the Sweet Potato in the Pot on the way in, growing some now
And then I scratched off my Tickets and won my Money back, but that's no way to win the Olympics!
Getting on towards 10 a.m. Weather getting really nice out there, got an idea, go get some Soil
Garden Soil for the Beds out back and Potting Soil to add to the Flower Pots out front
Took off for Lowes, parked close... Into the Garden Department to find the best buy and I think I did
Three One Cubic Foot Bags of Garden Soil and a medium size Bag of Potting Soil, drove up in front
Loaded those Bags into the Blazer, I can handle those smaller Bags OK
So then decided to move the rest of the Plants from the Kitchen except for the new Seed Plantings
And the Two AeroGardens with Herbs and Peppers growing nicely in there, time to atart on the front Plants
The new TV worked OK all Day on Monday, none of that flashing that happened before, was hoping it was OK
Then I woke up in the middle of the Night hearing something, went in to see the TV playing and flashing on and off
I shut it off when I went to Bed, how did it get turned on? I shut it off and went back to Bed
Tried it again first thing Tuesday, a bright Picture came on, not TV just a flashy Photo
I turned it off then on again, it had tuned itself to what they call the 'Cast' application
I set it to HDMI One... my Direct TV Source and the Program came on but with more of the flashing and dimming
I took a Video of that to show the people that I have to complain to, when they get online at 8 a.m.
That's about enough of an on and off busy Monday, now see what Tuesday may bring
And then the first teeny Project for the Day... Snipped the largest Leaves off the Genovese Basil
Then snipped the lower branches off the Thai Basil, quite a Harvest, then into the Oven to dry
Later in the Day about the only activity was back out front to clean out the old Plants from the last Pots
Now they are all ready for this Season's Flowers but I don't feel any urge to hurry into that
And there are a few Plants in the Kitchen I want to take outside too but they will wait until I get around to them
On to the windup of the Day... but a ittle trouble on the Horizon, that new TV, been working fine for a Week now
But yesterday the Sreeen was dimming and brightening for sort periods... Have I got Trouble here in River City?
I'll keep an Eye on that for sure... Might have to check the Warranty on that if and when
Anyway way too small and tough to be anything but an Item to talk about
And I mentioned trimming the Popcorn Roses on Friday but I didn't add the before and after Photos
So here, ragged before and nicely pruned after, now what's next on the Program?
On to the First Project of the Day and a minor one at that, planted Cucumber Seeds in little Pots
Hope to plant those around the First of May, now have a couple weeks to get them started
After Bob left I took a glass of Vino Tinto back out on the Veranda to enjoy the Warm and Windy end of the Afternoon
I had my Phone, decided to catch a bit of the Atmosphere, I had fed the Cat and he was washing up after Dinner
I got enough of the Breezes and then headed back in for the Rest o the Day... Yeah, another Good Day, quite a few of them lately
Oh Oh... I forgot, the Weatherman said we would wake up to Rain Friday Morning, took a peek
Well, Streets looked wet, no pouring Rain, maybe later? But he said it would be gone by Noon
Anyway that would cancel out any Morning work out back and possibly for the Day
And forgot to mention for the Gardening record, I planted the other half of the Sweet Potato
It didn't look like it was doing much in the Bowl, a few Roots from it but no sprouts yet
So I thought I would just put it in the big Pot with the other half, see what it would do out there