Sunday, April 26, 2009

July in April

What a fantastic day today was. It is 8:04 and still 78 degrees. We got 4 out of 5 air conditioners cleaned and installed today. This is the one thing in the world that makes me a big consumer. I cannot stand the heat. Aside from that, my allergies and asthma, in another week will not be able to stand the out of doors. So, while I do feel a bit guilty about my energy consumption, I try to tell myself that these are energy efficient and that we have so many so that we can run them where we are. They also have thermostats that turn on and off. Anyway, this post isn't supposed to be about my guilt of consuming copious amounts of electricity every summer.

It's supposed to be about how gorgeous it is out there today. Even if it was a bit much for April. It got us jump started on all kinds of projects. I have fertilized the yard and over seeded much of it. I'm hoping maybe for a thunderstorm in the next day or so to water that in nicely.

I also managed to head over to Trader Joe's and get most of the shopping completed. My plan that everyone else would be outside worked. I have strict rules about grocery shopping on weekends -- I can't stand a crowd. I find myself often wishing that TJ's stayed open all night or at least until 11:00. It's done at any rate and no little old ladies had to die.

H also got the new heirloom Irises that came in the mail on Friday in the ground -- along with 5 new "baby redy's" ( beech trees) from her parent's front yard. We're trying to figure out when the best time will be to plant our heirloom Canas, and heirloom rain lily's. H's mom used to have these canas that get 4 to 6 feet tall. So, we bought some and hope that we do well with them.

I can't wait to see these rain lily's. They sound so cool! They only bloom when it rains.

All of the links I provided are actually where we ordered the bulbs from. They seem to be a very small operation. We received a hand written welcome note and an explanation that one of the "samplers" that we purchased had to be substituted due to a higher than usual bulb loss at the green house this winter. They subsituted up price wise which was nice, but we really were happy to know that we were supporting such a small operation. :-) It's very well thought out though, you place your orders whenever and then they mail them according to what the weather is doing in your area. So, you could theorectically order fall bulbs now, but they wouldn't ship until it was the right time to put them in the ground. Cool huh? We thought so.

I thought today was going to be a bust for me because I got a wicked optical migraine. I don't always get a headache afterwards, but today I did. So, I took 4 advil and took a nap. I woke up feeling like a million bucks. I think I shouldn't have tried to read when I was having the spots in my vision, I think that might be what put me over the edge.

Got lots done today. Wish I didn't have to go back to work tomorrow. :-( I'm loving this preview of summer!

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