Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Garden Update, etc.

Here is what the front garden currently looks like. A mystery fern-like plant (under the birdfeeder) with a gorgeous blossom that stinks and attracts some type of small fly. Also, a lily with some type of fireworks name that I can't remember, and some other random flowers. And as always, a prominent gas meter.

On the left side of the house, Stanley's zucchini is doing well:

We had a nice time visiting the in-laws in Texas for the 4th of July weekend. The Spupspe nephews and niece are a year older than the last time we saw them and I could definitely tell the difference. More talking, less screaming, more sharing, good kids. It wasn't too hot, maybe low 90s, but still hotter than I'm used to. Here in MN it's in the 80s and muggy. People are complaining about the "heat" but they need to be more specific. There is actually a cool breeze, but it's muggy, causing one to sweat. That's different from "heat". "Heat" is on the 2nd floor of our house, which we have stopped using because it's too uncomfortable. The basement is nice and cool. The main floor is warm but not unbearable. We did turn on the central AC yesterday for the first time. I wanted to see if we could go the whole summer without it, but Stanley was too warm so I didn't argue too much.

Hope you guys in CA can get some fresh air somewhere. Try the coast? Ocean breeze? Maybe not?

I'll try to write more often. I've got a lot of house projects on hold until I get more time, which I will then blog about.

Must get some "real" work done today.

1 comment:

Lois Rosewood said...

Nice flowers! Glad you had a pleasant 4th of July.

Do you use room fans when it gets warm in your house? Since you said there's still a cool breeze, a fan blowing on your skin would probably keep you from using the central AC as much.