It’s been just over a week since the house emptied out, though we did have Olivia and Samantha on Thursday. Mostly we’ve been putting the house back in order and trying to make the best of the garden. Weather went from hellishly humid to pleasant, but only enough rain to stir the dust up. You can catch up on the garden at Growing Every Season.
Anyway, I had been hoping to get away to Asheville and meet up with some cousins and see Michael Franti, but babysitting duties called and we were just too tuckered out to load up and travel. I was there in spirit, though…
I was a little grumpy about it, but Casey started right in with a Major Project, one we’ve been talking about for ages.
You see, you have to step out of our kitchen door and walk about 15 feet to our laundry room. This can be a real pain in the ass. We built on a screen porch, then built a kind of walkway between the porch and the door, but over the years, it has proved to be less than adequate. We’ve stared and figured a dozen different ways to make it work, and recently agreed just how it should be done.
In the end, it will be like a greenhouse, but right now it looks pretty shabby. I’m excited to have it done before winter, but it will take at least a month of Casey obsessing…
…which added to my grumpiness, since we’ll have to stay home the whole month. Not that there isn’t plenty to do just eating tomatoes…and there are no less than a dozen bell peppers that need to be harvested,
So the old wise woke woman sat down and made a list of things to do around Eville, places to visit that I haven’t seen in a while, or upcoming events. I was rather surprised that there is so much to do! I also listed the activities I love to pursue in solitude: playing the piano, practicing yoga, reading, writing, and listening to music and singing along with my favorite songs. There’s some good cooking and grilling to be done this time of year, as well.
August is going to be a sort of on-the-road-retreat kind of month… Never a Dull Moment…
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Your Casey sounds a bit like my Jim. Major projects take time and what a good idea to distract yourself while they’re percolating. Blessings!
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Always enjoy all the updates..
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