April 7, 2017

I went to choir practice last night. Only 3 of us showed up along with the director and the piano player. I don't know where everyone was. Maybe they had to clean up after the storm. I saw the Inn parking lot was flooded when I drove by. They flood a lot.

Sparky goes to the groomer today. I wanted him to get done before he has his dental procedure done on Tuesday. I hope he doesn't need any teeth pulled and only needs the tartar removed. Still, they give him antibiotics to prevent infection so I don't want him get a chill. His fur was thin when he developed his thyroid condition. It is growing back in but is uneven so he needs to be clipped. I just don't want it too short yet as winter is trying to hang on.

My redbud tree is starting to bloom. Should be out today but high winds are predicted. I hope all the blossoms don't blow away. The trees are looking pretty.... cherry, pear, plum and magnolia. The flowers are looking lovely, too. I have a variety of daffodils that bloom at different times. They are looking pretty. The hyacinths are at there peak and the tulips are starting to bloom. The hardy primroses look lovely this year. I think adding some top soil and putting the edging across the back of the bed has helped. The soil slopes toward the house and get washed away. The edging holds it in place. I need to put it along the iris beds on the west side to keep the mulch from washing into them. They like their corms sticking out.

I have a lot of work to do to get ready for Easter. The hot water heater needs to be flushed and the dryer needs to be looked at. I think I moved it too far away from the outlet and the wire harness may have gotten pulled out. I pushed it back closer but I have to pull it out and get in back of it to see what the problem is. I hope I don't have to call the repair man.

I arranged for my next door neighbor to go down into the stream and clean up all the trash that's down there. He has hip waders as the muck can get pretty deep. I have done some clean up in years past but I didn't want my boots to get stuck in the muck and have to take my feet out of them to get out. I also arranged for Juan to cut the grass next week so I have to get the branches cleaned up. I did get the larger ones picked up but there are a lot of smaller ones scattered around. I also have some leaves that need to be raked or blown out. They are in the east drainage gutter, under the front steps and in back of the shed. I can hire the neighbor boy to do that. I also have to clean the house and get it ready for my dinner on Easter. I will be hosting it this year.

News from the Vorlon Wife.

Posted by tedkarol at April 7, 2017 5:42 AM