I’ve taken care of the back yard, which has been neglected this year.
Peter was sick and his shoulder was acting up for a while. I can’t remember my excuse.
I mowed yesterday – twice. Once the grass dries out – we had 17 hours of rain last night and this morning – it’ll need to be mowed again.
I dug up all the “junk” plants in the corner by the fence.
I also dug up, moved and dug new holes for the big grasses, which were overtaking the garden and picked up blow-downs from the big storm earlier this week.
Today I finished planting the big grasses. Returned one to the “grass garden” and placed four by the metal fence. Pruned two of them; I’d pretty much mashed their fronds.
Picked up three nice fall asters on sale yesterday at Scenic Roots and planted them in the new area, adding Peter’s favorite color, purple, to the back yard.
Besides finishing the planting, I spent a good part of today, about 3 hours worth, cleaning up the grass garden as well as the newly planted area. Loaded everything on the truck and made it to the transfer station, maybe five minutes before it closed.
Yesterday, I grabbed lunch at Subway and drove James to work. Picked up bagels for us and a coffee cake for the MRTC meeting at Panera.
Unfortunately, we were locked out of Mashpee TV. The gang decided to go to Bobby Byrnes, but I’d already spent enough money for the day, so aside from signing papers, I abandoned the meeting.
We watched a terrific film about a single mother activist in DC, Virginia Walden.
The smoke alarms went crazy today; I burned half a dozen eggs. Had some for a late lunch; they were good, even so.