September 20, 2007

The stomach bug hasn’t completely left the house as of yet, but those who are affected are showing signs of improvement. I’m just hoping that Gene doesn’t come down with it; tonight he was looking a little peaked.

My outside work has been very rewarding this week. Sunday evening Lindsay and I weeded the much overgrown herb bed. While doing so we came across a sweet basil plant that had grown from the seeds dropped last year. What a pleasant surprise. We lost a lot of our mint, as it’s extremely hard to weed around. I’m not worried about it though; I know it’ll be back with a vengeance. It’s amazing what a little water will do for your plants. I had been quite neglectful in this area (I’ll blame it on the fact that we had so much rain early in the summer) and most of my plants reflected it. I put additional dirt in my hibiscus’ pot and watered it quite well, and now it is thriving. My new mums are beginning to bloom and my roses are producing new buds each day.

Things inside the house have gone more slowly this week due to the stomach bug, but I plan on putting a lot of time into it this weekend. I’m hoping to do some fall decorating along with the de-cluttering. If I’m able, I’ll post some picture of the outcome.

Well, as I was writing this, another mini-crisis occurred. I was up quite late with girls with asthma problems, when we noticed that the A/C wasn’t blowing much air at all. What air it was blowing, was barely cool. When I opened the top of the unit, I found it covered with ice. This is not a good thing. I unfortunately had to wake Gene. How I hated to do that, but I didn’t know the procedure for a frozen A/C. He told me what to do for it, until we can get someone out next week and as of this writing, I am blow-drying the unit. The time is now 3:19am. Hopefully it won’t take too long, but it was frozen on both sides of the cooling unit, so I may be at this for a while. Thankfully, all of my girls are pretty self-sufficient and they will let me sleep late in the morning

Here are some pictures from around the yard, I hope that you enjoy them.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by, and have a wonderful weekend.

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