Yesterday, I must have really needed to rest - I did yard work, bought larger tomato cages and set them up, started weeding the garden, made an early supper and fell asleep to the sound of an afternoon thunder storm!
This morning, I got up around 7:00 a.m., made some good coffee, and enjoyed the morning - The backyard is positively enchanting as the sun begins making an appearance!
I had promised my friend, Tricia, that I'd call around 8:00 a.m., and we agreed to meet for breakfast at 8:30 a.m.
After a good breakfast and even better conversation, I headed home. Today, I had more weeding and hilling-up to do in the garden, and I was determined to fix that pesky sprinkler head that's been watering my neighbor's lawn! My friend, Tina, called and came over - She's really good at fixing stuff, and had helped me with the sprinkler head that my dumbass ex BF's son broke last summer. That one was snapped off and we had to glue another piece on before we could re-install the sprinkler head. This one proved to be a little more challenging.
So we take turns digging out the sprinker head......for some reason, this old one will not adjust. It either sprays in a 270 arc, or when it got tired of that, just sprays in one stationary position. Not good. Not good at all! So we unscrew the old one to see what we have to go buy, and since we don't have a 3/4" end cap, have to make notes and screw it back in. Off to Lowes....yay.
Now, understand that while we're digging out the sprinker head, the sky is clouding up, preparing for the afternoon thunderstorm. Which begins with a vengeance on our way to Lowes. When we get back home, the rain has slowed, and we install the new sprinkler head - now to start the sprinkler system and adjust it! Right. No sooner to I get the system on and the zone operating the bottom falls out again, and we're trying to adjust that sprinkler head in a downpour!!! That's just not working for us, so into the house we go until the storm subsides. When it stopped, we finally got the new sprinkler head adjusted, and when the sun came out, there was a lovely breeze! We sat out on the patio, drank Corona lights, and enjoyed the rest of the afternoon!
Tina left around 4:00 p.m., and I started dinner: Boneless pork loin chops braised in mojo, brown rice, and fresh picked green beans and yellow squash from the garden!
And now, I'm enjoying the last of the evening light - it's 7:40 p.m., and the day is back to that majical place where if you are very, very still, and you look closely, you can see the fairies dancing in the garden!