More Transplanting

The daylilies around the mailbox were looking pretty scraggly, so I moved them to the front of both the left and right-hand fences.

I dug up violets from the garden that is supposed to be for herbs and planted them around the mailbox.

All in all, the front looks a lot neater.

We went to the Falmouth Service Center for groceries.

I had some little tests done at the Mashpee Senior Center health fair conducted by the VNA: total cholesterol, balance, blood sugar, blood pressure. Good results all around.

Lavishly praised Jane to her colleagues!

Had a brief chat with the DPW gardeners, who also take care of their own properties. They confirmed that the Town doesn’t use RoundUp.

Yesterday we dropped by the Lanes to meet Shane Clark, who is running for selectman.

We did the usual as well, laundry and changed sheets. At some point we brought yard detritus to the transfer station as well.


He came by this morning! Looks terrific.

I transplanted a forlorn astilbe into the corner garden.

Pruned the rest of the Montauks and raked out a good chunk of the U.

Sauteed a Mexican corn mix, without the cilantro, eggs, cheese and the otherwise inedible Dr. Praeger’s green burgers for breakfast. Excellent.

Finally got mrsAddOns to compile. Had to update VS2017 and add a new mail library, MailKit and MimeKit. Sent the developer $10.

Rain; Daylilies

Split and planted 3 more daylilies in front of the fence, nine in total.

Made vegetable stew.

Ron finished anchoring the little fence in the corner garden.

Total rain reached normal level for April.

Beltone; Lowe’s; Last Fit & Strong; Falmouth Eats

We were in Wareham for Ron’s “ears”, Lowe’s and lunch at a fast Mexican food place.

Ron got into a long conversation with a Honda ST1300 owner.

I got a nice pair of New Balance sneakers at the LL Bean outlet, 30% off.

We made it back in time for the last Fit & Strong.

I’ve pulled a muscle or something in my right arm.

I got to Falmouth Eats Together as they were packing up, but the people at St. Anthony’s graciously loaded two supper boxes for me. Mexican food, again, but at least Ron and I got to eat. Together.

O.D. Visit; Montauk Pruning

Pruned four Montauks in the morning, then to Edgewater and the Transfer Station.

Worthwhile session with the doc from Fallon.

Ron cut up the trunks and branches he took down the other day.

Ron did a load of laundry.

Beans and poached eggs for supper.

Fence; Greens; Pancakes and Cream Cheese

Made pancakes for Ron. He discovered that adding cream cheese and maple syrup transforms them to sumptuous.

Put up the new little fence this morning and planted greens and carrot seeds. Dug up a couple of asparagus by mistake; not good.

The fence needs adjusting but it’ll keep out leaves for now.

Pruned the autumn clematis. Removed leaves all bloody day. Split a bottle of wine with Ron. Fell asleep watching Midsummer Murders and took a shower afterwards.

Ron is furious that the hose attachments he bought yesterday don’t work as he wants.

I may have reinjured my left hand. Not sure what happened, but for a short while, it hurt like the devil.

Ron grabbed an ice pack for me and made spaghetti for supper.

Em is at Sakura-Con this weekend.

Robert has been interviewing.

James is home for the weekend.

Dog Tired

I dug out seven big clumps of pretty groundcover from one of the vegetable gardens and transplanted them to the hydrangea garden.

We went to Wareham for Ron’s eye tests, then to BK for veg burger meals!

After lunch, we went to Lowe’s for hose attachments (Ron) and a 2 foot fence and metal stakes (me) to keep the leaves out of the corner garden.

I planted beets and radishes. Roasted a smallish butternut squash. The Misfits box arrived early!

Hummer Feeders

Yesterday, I picked up window box flowers, more rabbit repellent and Rose Tone at Mahoneys, 10% off day for old people. Spread the repellent and watered it in.

Today, Ron cleaned, boiled syrup, filled and put out the hummingbird feeders.

I finished planting the flower boxes and the outside viola table arrangement.

Ron did laundry, too, while I sat in on a nice travelogue at the Senior Center about Croatia, including the Dalmatian coast.

We were at the Center yesterday as well, for a Red Sox-themed luncheon.

Earlier, I’d dropped off our yard detritus and picked up transfer station materials at Edgewater. Peter loaded the truck for me, which was good. Ron and I did a run after lunch but having forgotten our trash, he had to go back a second time on his way to Botello for hardware.

Many trips to the Senior Center this week. I made a wreath for Cindy on Tuesday and we’ll be going back again this afternoon for Fit and Strong.

Spock in Vacationland

Americans elect politicians based on looks and charisma, and they have been hiring for technical jobs with the same criteria.

What’s responsible for this?

Peter compared me to Spock this week, an unexpected kindness, in reference to Em’s and me being “on the spectrum”.

Other people don’t think the same way that we do. Em seems to have found a compatible community in Renton.