Tuesday, September 15, 2009
And then it started to rain
It's Tuesday, my day off, a day that I normally work on the house, but it's raining. And it's been raining for days on end. I really had my heart set on doing some work outside, so I put on my boots and just got rained on.
First, I reworked a forgotten flower bed on the southeast corner of the yard near the street with the idea that Morgan can now plant a few Peony and whatever else she wants.
I neglected to shoot a photo of the two copperhead snakes in a nest under a rock in the bed. There were two; now there are four snakes. Some have heads, some have tails.
Then I mowed and edged the front lawn after finishing with the pressure washer on the front sidewalk.
The rest of the daylight hours I spent weeding the Vinca bed, making my way down the hill towards the back yard a bit more until I filled both of the yard waste cans and decided that I had been rained on enough for one day.
Once the sun went down, I put up a smoke alarm to replace the AC-powered one on the ceiling that was missing.
I wanted to get the one that talked instead of just whined an alarm sound. I thought we could get the one that said, "Get out! It's a fire!" or "Hey Morgan, your bagel is done!" But they were too expensive.
Don't you just love the happy green light?