And that all done by 6:45 a.m. And what's the Weather for Today anyway? Brrrrr.. says 59 now
But mostly Sunny and heading to 80 later, sounds pretty good at that, dontcha think?
Time to head out again to check the Crops, front and back, looking for that ripening 'Better Boys' Tomato
The Sun was trying to peek out of the Foggy Gully, Still quite cool at 7 a.m. Headed out back
Copied that Video to a Flash Card to show from my Living Room Computer to my TV, checked for errors
And there were a few Sub Title misspellings so back to the Editor to correct them, looked OK then
That took me well into the Afternoon, then I set up some Dinner, mixed my Margarita
And finished out the Month of July in the usual Afternoon and Evening manner... Ho Humm... Yeah
Then what? Well a look out back in that good looking Morning Sun, to see what I might see
And not much to see different from Sunday except no new Pumpkin Bloom, poor Vine is getting tired
Nothing ready to Harvest, saw that the Paw Paw Trees were really getting huge now but no Paw Paws
They were totally bare and looked dead all winter, now just overloaded with huge leaves
Thought I would go out front to do some catch up Photos of my Plants to close out my July Video
Got 20 Photos, edited them and added them to the July Video Time LIne, almost done for the Month now
Already have the Finale done, just need to add whatever happens on the 31st to finish and Render
That took me until 3 p.m. They should have the Tire fixed, I drove my Blazer up to Chuck's to get the Mercedes
Paid for the Tire, walked around back to get the Car, left the Blazer there, get a ride later to pick it up
And that was just about all the action for the Day, and tired after that hike up those Hills
So, time to Mix that Afternoon Libation and see what's on TV to bore me the rest of the Day
I had called Pat earlier about a Ride to get my Car, she called back about then, said OK
Then down the Hill she came about 4 p.m. Headed back to the Price Chopper whee I parked te Blazer
I gave her the Aerogarden I had in put the Blazer for her to take home, Ta Ta and headed back
And the day ebbed on, finished the leftovers of that stuffed Pepper Dinner, still tasty
Finished a long, long, old Western Movie after three Days of trying, would get bored and take a break
Actually watched parts of three or more Movies and Programs before I wore out the Evening
Finally ended up with some more Music and hit the Hay about 8 p.m. Ho Humm...
Then out at 8 a.m. on a drippy wet Morning to take out the Trash, then a Hike out back
Again turning the corner and at the far end of the Gardens a bright Yellow flash
And what else? Getting to be a really boring Afternoon, why do I always need something to do?
Again, thinking of Gardens, was thinking of ordering some more Tomato pods for later in Garden Two
But then, I had some other Seeds and some empty Pods to use, so I checked on what I had
Some Jalapeņo Pepper Seeds, yeah... Put Two Seeds in each of Three Pods and into the Garden Bed
Now see if they come up, and if they do and get too big I can transfer them to Pots to play with
Another Pod Shipment arrives in the Afternoon and the Second Garden will be planted with Two Cherry Tomato Plants
I wasn't paying attention, I could have gotten Six Pods for just a little more, But I can add Pods later
As the Plants mature I can added more to keep the Garden going, more than just the One Crop
Headed out at 7:30 or so to put my old Foot Stool in the Car, take the Trash to the Dumpster and head out back
No new Pumpkin Bloom but what's that? A Cucumber hiding on top of the Cucumber Cage, got a Photo
Picked it and brought it in for another Photo and a Salad later, best one so far
And I see I am not the only Home Gardener on Facebook, a few others show up now and then
Just today I got an Email from Kenny Kim from the old Yahoo Kitchen Chat Room
Sent me Photos of what he calls his 'Humble Little Garden'...
Trotted to to pick the Peppers in the Pot... A little paring and into the Pot to Simmer a Bit
Then stuffed with seasoned Meatloaf, Onions and stir in a slightly beaten Egg
A dollop of Ketchup on top and into the Oven to bake for maybe a half Hour or so
Finally that was pretty much all of that busy Saturday, now a rest up for Sunday? Don't bet on it
And so, Thursday Afternoon I was thinking of what and when to plant something in those AeroGardens
Got online to Amazon to see what was what, decided to order Salad Greens and Cherry Tomatoes Seed Pods
And I just checked my Email at 2 a.m. Says they are going to be delivered today, that's fast ain't it?
Well now, played around on the Computer for 45 Minutes, getting sleepy again, time to head back to Dreamland
And at 2:15 a.m. ... 'Good Morning Irene'... 'Good Morning Irene', 'I'll see you in my Dreams', and back to Bed
Then at 5:30 a.m. Up again for the Day, put on the Coffee and poured my Juice
Took a while to get back to sleep and then Wow! What a dream that was, glad to wake out of it
Then Time to take a look at the Friday Weather and work my Puzzles and figure out what to do all Day
It just might be an AeroGarden planting Day when those Seed Pods I ordered Thursday get here
Looks about like the Thursday Weather starting at 63 Degrees at 6 a.m. heading to a comfortable 83 tops
That's nice Gardening Weather but nothing needs doing out there except check the Pumpkin Blooms again
Drank my Juice and poured my Coffee and worked my Puzzles, then ready for the new Day at 7 a.m.
Headed out back at 8 a.m. Cloudy then but the Sun came out a bit later to brighten the Day
Could see a bright Yellow Pumpkin Blosson as I turned around the Corner in back
Trotted to the far End of the Garden Beds to get a Photo, first One of the Day, not the last for sure
Then headed back around front for a Photo of the many Blossoms on the Eggplant in the Pot
Are we ever gonna get an Eggplant on there anyway?, a couple started but fell off
Then about 2 p.m. a knock on the Door, Amazon delivered my Seed Pods, took a look and back to the Movie
Finally finished that long Movie, I showed a few real old Nature Sanctuary Videos and then Curtain Down Time
Pat headed up the Hill and I headed to the Kitchen to get some Dinner going, then more TV and Music
And again it was time to say bye bye to Friday and get ready for Planting on Saturday
And so now it is Thursday and Mike says we are in for a string of cooler Days, well the Plants will like that
Was a bit on the too Hot side yesterday but today it is 69 at 6 a.m. and topping at 82... Brrr! We'll freeze!
Again no early plans for the Day except to check to see if we get the Fourth Pumpkin Bloom in a row
A new Bloom on that one surviving Vine on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday so what today?
Back out back first thing to check on the Pumpkin Blossoms and no new Ones, but a couple on the way
Just about no hope now for any Pumpkins again this Year, just have to buy one at the Price Chopper
So out in the Dawning light to trot around back for the Hose and I saw another Pumpkin Bloom on the one Vine left
There has been a new one every Day this Week and looks like maybe a couple more on that Vine getting ready
Then back around front to water everything in sight, and a catch up Photo of the Celosia the Bugs got to
And at the Moment, no indoor plans either and this place sure does look a lot better than a week or so ago
And looking better makes me feel better, the condition of things was just depressing
And every little thing I have been doing since makes the place look better and me feel better
7 a.m. Time to take out the trash and check the back Gardens... Lookee one more Pumpkin Bloom
And another Better Boys Tomato and a dinky Cucumber, well enough for a small Salad anyway
Then a catch up look at the Rescued Celosia plants from the Pebbles, all Plants looking good
Also the Second Pot of Plants came back that the bugs tried to gobble up
Then my Margarita out of the Fridge and on to the Afternoon TV at 3 p.m.
The usual wind down and by 7 p.m. it was time to ring down the Curtain on a fairly nice Day
And get those tedious Dreams out of the way and get ready for another nice Day
Out about 7 a.m. to water in back, the Sun peeking over the Gully, dragged the Hose around back
Gave everything back there a good drink and back in to get the rest of the Day started
One more Tomato turning Color back there and a Male Pumpkin Bloom showing it's beauty
But still no Female Blooms to take advantage of it
OK, on through the slow Morning and nothing interesting to do by 11:30 a.m.
No Gardening needs, no Cooking needs, no Shopping needs, ran out of handy Lotto money... Ho Humm
Well, thinking of that Living Room Carpet, looked a little bumpy and discolored on one end
Thinking that end was under the big Chairs before I removed the Carpet... Maybe if I turn it around?
So what for Sunday, startng like Saturday, nothing in mind to do as of 7:30 a.m.
Did have for em what is a late start, woke p at 5 a.m. but just driftd back to sleep until 6:40 a.m.
So whatever comes up to do I have had a restful start to get on it, whatever and whenever
And so what's the Weather? Saturday was just a tad cooler, Oh, Sunday looks the same... 67 now 87 later
Well, let's pour the Coffee, work my onlne Puzzles and get on with the Day...
Drifting on to 'Let's go get some Lottos' time and all I had accomplished was a load of Wash
Well let's take out the Trash too on the way back from the Price Chopper after I get my Tickets
Got my $30 worth of Tickets, dropped off my Trash on the way back, Worked my Lottos for a $20 Win
Ain't no way to win that BIG one, so then, what else on that loverly Morning?
A quick walk out back to check things in the 'Out Back'... Still some hope things will improve
Well that 'Better Biys' Tomato was ready to pick, and SURPRIZE! A Cucumber big enough to Harvest
And another one looking like it will re ready in a couple Days! Only picked two dinky ones so far
That Cucumber I picked and a Tomato will make a nice Salad this Afternoon... you bet
Finished my late Breakfast, out of Milk... Gotta have Milk, so back to the Price Chopper
Cashed in my $20 Win, bought $20 more maybes, got my Detergent, Milk, Peanuts and Clusters
Headed to Home Sweet Home to scratch off my $20 back again.. and onward to Noon
Then another Idea, I had a 'Runner' Carpet that I had used in a couple places before, now just idle
Where could I use that? In the Kitchen maybe, not needed there but maybe useful for 'Decor'
The Runner was in my Bedroom, took one Minute to pick it up and carry it to the Kitchen
And 30 Second to roll it out and VIOLA! Hey! Looks prety good there don't it?
Also, when standing on it, nice and soft and may be just right on my Feet when working at the Sink
Ho Hum... 6:30 a.m. and bored already, this is gonna be a long Day looks like
Drank my Coffee, worked my Puzzles, finished and posted my Blog, well I could run out back
That 'Better Boys' Tomato I saw a couple Days ago should be ready and I can check the other stuff
Out to take the Trash to the Dumpster and then around back to check the non-crops
And not much going on, looks kinda sad back there compared to last Year with that endless supply of Cukes
But I did pick the only little Better Boys Tomato and saw another one coming along
And then, out into another cool and Sunny Morning, headed to the Price Chopper
Traded in that dinky $5 Win from Friday and added a Twenty and stuck the Bills in Machine Two
Headed back Home in anticipation of winning that Big One and was so let down with NO WINS at all!<
On to a late Breakfast of some of that Free Spam that Navru Gave me from the Fast Stop
An adequate Breakfast and then I thought of several things to do, move more stuff from there to here
All that room now in the Office Closet, could use that to move some things where they shouldn't be to there
The extra Shelf in the Bedroom, the Aerogardens sitting on it, the Aerogarden sitting on the Clothes Dryer
The old PCjr Computer sitting on the Cabinet in the Hall, and that Red Carpet that started out in the Bedroom
Then spent some time in the Living Room, how would it go in the Hall, just stuff here and there and I started moving it
Moved most all of that and there was still Room in the Closet and things looking better in several rooms
Then it was time for that Dinner Prep, set out a Plate of Meatloaf, Sweet Corn, Green Beans and Mashed Taters
A Margarita with TV Catch up first, then Dinner hotted up for the Finale with a Movie
About 8 a.m. or so, out into a cool Morning with bright Sunshine to vist with Navru
Some Chit and Chat, and he said he would be by in the Afternoon to pick up the Twin Bed...
So back home to scratch off my single $5 Winner and then decided to load the Bed into my Blazer
Kind of a big Job for an old codger but I managed to get it out of the Closet and into my Blazer.. See there?>>
On the way back I drove up beside the Bank in front of the Price Chopper to get another Photo
What ever they are building there is pretty good sized, that area has been waiting for a Building for years now
And so, that was pretty much the long Day for Friday, back to TV and Dinner.. Ho Hum and hasta la vista
Are we gonna be lucky again with a cool Day?... Nope looks like back to the Steam Bath, 74 now 94 later
Maybe I'll take a run out back now at 6 a.m. to see how much good the Rain did yesterday
Out in the light of Dawn to check, nope not much change, looks like no hope for Cucumbers, the Peppers not doing much
The Tomatoes doing fair, pick a few every Day or so, got Two more nice ones this Morning
And the Pumpkins? looks like we cam forget them again for the Season, my Pumpkin Patch is just a Grass Patch now
On through a really boring Day, and into the Afternoon, went to get more loser Lottos about 1 p.m.
When I got back... Tom, the Maintenance Man was working on my Closet Ceiling and about finished
I went ahead working my Loser Lottos, and he was done about the time I usually mix my Margarita
And then it was Curtain Down time for the Day, mixed my Margarita, sipped it watching an old Movie
Finished that Movie, went to the Kitchen to set up Dinner to watm later, mixed a SECOND Margarita
And back to the TV for another Movie until Dinner Time, hotted that up, then closed down for the Night Closet Ceiling Finished
And I have that Mattress and other Twin Bed Parts still in my Office Room, sure want to get rid of that
Hoping Navru can come and get it Today and then I might be back close to normal in here
Well we had a cooler, cloudy and wet Day most all Day on Tuesday and what's for today?
Hey, looks about like Tuesday, cooler starting at 72 and maybe hitting 84 and mostly Cloudy
After my watering Monday Afternoon and that cool cloudy wet Day on Wednesday the front Plants look refreshed
They were sure looking wilty and stressed after that string of over 90 Degree Days we had
Was really sleepy at 7 p.m. Tuesday Evening but didn't want to go to bed but I gave up and went anyway
And an uneasy Night at that, woke up about Four times, finally gave up and got up at 4:30 a.m.
So that makes for another long Day ahead and with no plans except the usual Lotto hunt
I do need some stuff at the Price Chopper though, stop in there first and then down the Hill to the Fast Stop
Decided to head out early, opened the Door at 6:30 a.m. and the Rain started pouring down
Welcoming me out to get wet, well I could wait a while for that, see how long that lasts
So as usual, I just don't quit, BORED today! Back to the Price Chopper and forked over $30
Bought Four $5 and One $10 Ticket, headed home to scratch off a $5 and $100 Win from the $5 Tickets
So that figures out to be a $50 Profit and I can almost be happy with that
And Navru didn't show up to take the old Bed, I sure would like to get it out of here
I'll go down there for my Lottos on Thursday and holler at him, and get some Winners for a change
So on to Dinner and TV, Some more Meatloaf, Mashed Taters and some of that Gift Corn from Navru
I had hotted up some with Onions, Green Peppers and Butter and it was just super stuff!
So that was it for another busy Day and maybe a slower one on Thursday, so on to the new Day!
Then another Cup of Coffee, worked my Lottos for a $15 Win, no big ones for several Days now
A cooler start to the Day, 81 degrees at 10 a.m. and only going to top at 87 they say
Nothing needs to be done outside, maybe a walk out back to check the Veggies for another ripe Tomato
And inside later, now have enough extra Tomatoes on the Table to grind up and freeze
But before that... Time to slice up that Meatloaf and wrap it up for the Freezer for later
Leaving some in the Fridge for a couple Dinners, ended up with 10 large Slices
All quiet again, what's next, well that load of Tomatoes on the Table
Washed them, trimmed them, and chunked them and then into the Food Processor
Loaded them into a couple Containers and into the Freezer with two previous packs already there
I spread out the Meat in my large stainless Bowl, then Salt and Pepper and piled in the stuff, lots of stuff
Chopped Onions, Green Pepper, Panko Crumbs, Eggs, Tomato Ketchup, did I forget anything? Into the Oven
An Hour later, out to cool and wait for Dinner, back to the TV for some Afternoon 'Entertainment' (huh?)
More like a Cartoon with Trump acting like an Idiot over in Helsinki, he needs mental treatment
On then to the Finale, Meatloaf and Green Beans with some 'Breakig Bad' TV and then a better Movie
And then that's all she wrote for a fairly pleasant Monday... (except for the Weather)
And then the first chore of the Day at 6 a.m. I moved that Suitcase and File Cabinet out of the Closet Friday
Gave the Suitcase to Navru, decided later I could use the File Cabinet for something and found a place
Just fits perfectly between my Desk and Computer Table, could be handy there for something
OK, hooked up the Hose, headed out back for the Hose and Whooppee! What's that? A flash of Red in the Tomato Bed
Walked over and saw Seven ripe Tomatoes of various sizes and picked them all, pulled the Hose and headed around front
The Neighbor was sitting out, I stopped to chat a bit, he asked if I had gone for my Lottos
I said 'Yeah and won a Nice $20 one', he asked of I was going back, I said 'Might as well try again'
He gave me money to buy some for him and I postponed my Water Chore and headed back to the Price Chopper
Cashed in my $20 Win, bught $20 more for me and $10 for him, back home, gave him his Lottos, inside to woek mine
And I scratched off another $25 in Wins, Hooray! Then took a Photo of my newly picked Tomatoes
And at 1 p.m. Knock Knock Knock, Come in... Well Well Well, Look who's here... Haven't seen you in many a year!
If I knew you were comin I'da baked a cake, baked a cake, baked a Cake, If I knew you were comin Ida bake a Cake
How jado, howja do, how jado?
Next a finish to the Movie we got halfway through last Visit, with some fresh Popped popcorn
Finally a sample view of 'Breaking Bad' and then it was time to head up the Hill to home to feed the Animals
And for me to wind up the Day, made some Cole Slaw, into the Fridge until I could heat up some Ribs in the Oven
Then I finished that Episode of 'Breaking Bad' and todded off to Bed for a Dream filled Night... WOW!
So... First thing Today, after another really Hot Day Friday, the Plants out front look thirsty again
Took a peek at the Weather for today... Nice out there now at 73 Degrees, topping a bit cooler than Friday at 88
That isn't really very cool but sounds a lot better than 95
Next some more moving, moved the Books to the TV Shelf and fastened the dark Curtain behind to hide the Wires
Then loaded some more throwaway stuff into the AeroCart and trotted it up to the Dumpster
Time to go get Lottos yet? Well I took that large Suitcase out of the Closet, I'll never use it, maybe Navru could
So I got a Photo of it, drove down the Hill to buy some Lottos and show Navru the Photo
Sure he could use it, I offered him the File Cabinet too but he didn't think he had a place for it
Then back home to work my Lottos, won a nice $50 one and headed back to the Fast Stop
Then what about the rest of the Day? Not much to write Home about, just putting stuff back here and there
And I hooked up my 'Shark Rocket' and vacuumed the Carpet I had put back in the Living Room
Overall it looks quite nice around here compared to a few Days ago with that new clean Flooring