Sep 16, 2010
Too much running around...
I've been in a big of a blog-block lately. I don't seem to have much to write about, or time to do it! I think it's just temporary, since the past week here has been consumed with after school activities, party planning, doing things for the squadron's family support group, Dr. appts, and just random busyness everywhere I turn. I'm hoping things look up this weekend and I can start to play catch-up in the garden, where I WANT to be!
On Tuesday, after the city showed up early and removed the neighbor's trash, I decided that was a cue that my day was going to be great, so I went down to my favorite coffee shop at the oceanfront (that I can now get into since the tourists are gone) and started the day with an iced Black Widow (yum!) and headed back home to get to work.
I was able to finish weeding the whole fenceline that day without looking at their trash! Bonus the neighbor 2 yards over was using a portable sawmill and the breeze was carrying that awesome fresh cut lumber scent right over to where I was sitting on my little garden-scooter!
Neighbor cutting lumber
In the afternoon I got my entire lawn mowed and weed-whacked, and then proceeded to do the neighbor's as well. By then I had gotten a little dehydrated (it was 90 again!) and started getting a headache so I spent the rest of the afternoon guzzling water. I think I overdid it a bit and spent yesterday with sore muscles and feeling tired. Was still a good feeling to get some yard work done that I can actually "see results" from.
I was also able to pick a few apples from the colonnade trees, as some were starting to fall....
Crimson Spire - Colonnade Apple Tree
They don't look great, but next year I will be more vigilant with spraying. I consider myself lucky that I got any with the intense heat we had this summer. We don't even have apple orchards in our part of the state since they really don't grow here. These were planted in the ground this year, and I'm so glad I did since if I would have left them in their containers this summer they surely would have perished.
Today we had very good news - Loch's hearing is fine! We were told about 2 months ago that he had zero hearing in his right ear and that's had me worried since. This morning we finally had our scheduled audiology and ENT workup at the Children's Hospital in Norfolk where he aced every one of the hearing tests with 100% accuracy and his middle ear fluid and drum movement is looking good. It's possible that the diagnosis was incorrect at his regular practictioner or her equipment wasn't functioning right, but either way, we're good! He had his adenoids out at 1 and tonsils at age 4 so he's really comfortable with the hospital and did great even though they were long tests. We are very lucky to have CHKD right here where we live.
That's all I've got, and tomorrow will be unproductive due to a long quarterly update meeting for the Master Gardeners.... I really NEED uninterrupted time so I can get my garden chores done, hoping for this weekend!