To do, or not to do.

What I've done since last I blogged:

Had out-of-town company for the weekend.

Started the insulation.

Fenced in the garden.  Damn rabbits.

Bought some pretty* plants, even though I said I wouldn't this year.

Mowed the lawn in between rain storms.  Yes it's still raining.  I think I might need to plant gopher wood next.

What I haven't done:

Groomed the two scruffy beasts who were once schnauzers.

Planted more lettuce, radish, etc.  Between working later, rain and company, I didn't get this week's planting done.  No lettuce for you!

Planted the pretty plants.  In the flower beds that don't exist yet.

Figured out where I want flower beds so I can plant the pretty plants.

Called for quotes for fencing.  Need to get this done ASAP.  Damn rabbits.

Called for roofing quotes.  Have I mentioned the roof now leaks?  Damn rain.

Planned out the one wall of the main bedroom, so Dad know where to put outlets.  Decisions, decisions.

Finalized the shower, toilet and sink models for the new bathroom, so Dad know where to put outlets and plumbing.  Decisions, decisions.

Figured out who's sleeping where once we get the drywall up in the new main bedroom, closet and bathroom.  Decisions, decisions (yeah, I know there is only the two of us, but still).

Posted real posts, about what I saw last weekend (hint: it involved red coats and gun fire), about the renos, about the garden.  

Posted about why I will never, never, never shop at Home Depot again.  Ever.

A million and one other things, like laundry, and dishes, and cooking, and grocery shopping, and cleaning, and and and and and and and and.....

It all gets done, eventually.  But it seems like days are flying by, and there are so many things to do!


* Pretty = non-food plants

I should have planted rice.

We've had over 4" of rain in the last two days alone, plus 0.5 - 2" every day for the week before that.

Lots of water around.. a bit to much in some areas!

The garden is coming along though - even if I did plant late this year.

In other news...

We have walls!!

This is the wall between the new bathroom and walk-in closet.  Dad's talking about drywall, so I think things are progressing well :)

 My oldest nephew is staying with me for a while, and he comes in handy at times... until the axe breaks, that is.

I also got the trellises installed today (finally!!) in the squash, cucumber and tomato beds. Taking a page from "All New Square Foot Gardening", I made the frames from electrical conduit placed over 2' rebar (which I hammered ~ 12" into the ground - the original ground, NOT the soil added to the beds), with plastic mesh (from Stokes) held on with cable ties.  We'll see how they hold up once the plants start climbing - I have my doubts about the squash bed. 

A close-up of the corners.  The actual corners that go with the conduit were SEVEN DOLLARS each.  I found these plastic elbows for 1/10th the price.  There were barbs on them, which I took off with the help of Dad's grinder, to allow them to fit in the conduit.  They may not last as long as the galvanized ones, but at the price, I can replace them every year for the next decade before I'm losing money on them!

Now, if we could only get some sun...

I go back to shelter now?

The indignity.

I go back to shelter now?

You refuse my request.  I have no choice...

...but to kill you with the green laser Eyes of Death.


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