On a scale of one to twelve, one being best, I’m a FIFTEEN!! I’m so depressed, I just want to find a deep hole and crawl in. It has been almost a month since the air-conditioner was installed and David hasn’t been back to wire the thermostat. There’s a l-o-n-g- story but I won’t bore you with all the details. I’ve contacted three individuals in an effort to get someone else to finish the job. Three declined. I’m waiting for another contractor to call. I have several names and I’ll process through the list.
The heat and humidity is back with a vengeance. I can’t work off my frustration (depression) in my “yarden.” I can’t get interested in blog messages (so you know I’m not in a good space).
Just checking in!!
Night Blooming Cereus getting special attention on Saturday, August 27, 2016. ~~ See my earlier blog message titled Pity Poor Cereus?!.
An interested individual phoned requesting “Cereus”–and a Boston Fern. I rushed to take pictures. See why I needed a plain background? With so many plants, some of mine get “lost in the crowd.”
An amusing observation: Advertise FREE plants and I’ve captured their attention. When I advertised I was “just the ‘foster parent’ eager for folks to adopt…” nobody responded. (LOL)
Several of the following “Under the magnifying glass” blog messages were prompted because I’ve advertised the plants “for sale.” Currently, it takes a couple of hours to water all my plants! Planning ahead, it will take an hour (or more) to cover all my plants when we have a frost and freeze warning. ~~ I’ll be honest, I’m sentimental about my plants and want to document their role in my “senior” life experience.
Truth be told, perhaps I’m the only person interested in these plants and they’ll remain in my yard.
Humble beginnings!! A simple planter with a clump of Mexican Petunia. (The plant was a gift from a resident in the adjacent Rainbow’s End RV Park.) I searched my pictures and came to the conclusion the plant had been in my garden for more than six months before I recorded its presence. Didn’t impress me, huh?
The blooms are difficult to see in the other pictures. They are a deep purple blossom that appears in the early morning, lingers throughout the day, and dies mid-afternoon. Strangely, the next morning, the cycle repeats.
First mention of the Yellow Butterfly Vine (south side) seems to be in Oh, my aching back and shoulder.
Failed to tell you that I’ve had a continuing problem with air-conditioner breaker “tripping” off. It’s a long story, I’ll spare you the details. This afternoon a CARE volunteer checked the electric panel and pulled the weak breaker. I made a late afternoon mad dash into Livingston for a new breaker. “Third times a charm!!” Yes, I was finally able to get the replacement at the third shop.
**IF** I had replaced the $18.00 breaker a month ago, I would have saved the expense of a $1,000.00 new air-conditioner (and the stress waiting for David to install the thermostat).
Wishing you a happy life with your new family!!
If you (the reader) have followed my blog, you know I love my garden. My situation is similar to “the old lady who lived in a shoe” but I have “so many plants I don’t know what to do.” Our rainy days are numbered; I’ll return to daily ritual of two hours early morning watering plants!! Time to downsize!!