Leaves on this Family Tree

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Outside . . . July and August

The weather has been anything but perfect for gardening this year. 
Our tomatoes have been close to death several time, but the few tomatoes we have gotten have been dense and delicious.

However, we have had some BEAUTIFUL flowers.

The Daylillies have been SPECTACULAR!

These are my Martha Washington Geraniums
that I plated in dog and cat food bags.

They looked real good here
then the blazing hot weather took it's tole.
They haven't died, 
but they haven't bloomed for a couple of weeks either.

We didn't even plant the Moss Rose this year. 
It came up voluntarily from what we planted last year.
SInce it LOVES hot, dry weather it has bloomed wonderfully.

And I wish I knew what these lavender flower are.
The husband has liked them but I was kind of "iffy."
They reminded me of a Sedum plant which I didn't care for.
But last summer he bought 4 plants.
This shows how well they came back this year
and the Moss Rose was planted NO WHERE
near them, but you can see it is growing in them.
And, the clover is blooming yellow.
I truly like clover. Wish I had it all over the yard.

This is the front bed, looking down from the porch.
The area around the pedestal and the
pink/lavender Mallow is now bare.
I think a neighborhood animal has been sleeping in this area,
it is so flat.
But that's fine. Everyone needs a place to sleep.

This planter is on the front porch.
I think it likes the hot, dry weather too.
It is doing great.

Next to the Daylillies are the cucumbers.
I thihnk each cucumber we have picked
has been close to a foot long.

The yellow roses have done well
as have the wild Morning Glory vine
that seem to be everywhere this summer.

The husband checking out his garden.

Indy surveying her "kingdon."

Looks like she has found something in her yard.

Guess not so it's time to relax.

Notice the paint on the porch deck?
We had all the wood on the porch painted.
It really look good.

I call the porch a "baby poop" green.
Others call it a "slip pea soup" green.
The sample looked like it had a little more brown in it
but, oh well. 
It looks clean and freshly painted 
so we are more than happy.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Well Hello There

Guess whose hard drive crashed?

Yeah . . 23 days ago. finally got to pick it up yesterday and it is working 100% better than it ever worked PLUS I have a lot more memory.

Worst part is I lost all of the photo I had . . and all of the pattern and masters for all of the hat patterns :(

Oh well, guess I can always start over.

Now for an update on the house we are buying . . .
  1. The bank appraisal came in $4,000 lower than the asking price they would only approve a loan for the appraised value.
  2. Real Estate agent re-did the offer, which was the original offer we made for what happened to be the appraised value.
  3. Owner wanted to see the appraisal, which was fine with me . . . it's her house.
  4. She ended up accepting the last offer.
  5. The signing of the paperwork was put off for a week . . . but it became our home on Aug 1.
Now, to get our house ready. We got the front porch pained and now need to get the kitchen and dining room done.

We should get the keys to the house by the end of August. I am hoping to be moved by the end of October.

We are planning a trip home when we get the keys o we can actually plan on where we want to put stuff AND make arrangements to get the grass ct this fall AND see if the niece and nephew will paint the rooms we want painted.

Last but not least, I want to spend a couple of night in the house, probably on an air mattress, so Indy gets used to the house and, when the cats get there, they will have her smell to make them feel more comfortable.

Will post pix of the inside as soon as we get some taken. Until then, just a reminder of what the outside looks like.