Been an eventful couple of days around here. As I mentioned last night, we had all kinds of storms which knocked out the power, the cable and internet, and then inevitably the cell service (which dies after a couple of hours of the tower not having any electricity. The proximate cause of the outage here in town was the giant ass tree that fell and took down about 4 or 5 telephone poles:
As I mentioned elsewhere, my parents, who lived complete and full lives for 2/3 of there existence without the internet and then spent the next ten years INSISTING they did not need the internet can now be counted on to call me within five minutes of an outage to ask me if my internet is out. Which, since we live 200 yards from each other and just experienced the SAME exact storm and use the SAME exact internet company, is invariably, a yes.
I’ve spent most of the week with some sort of low grade cold or flu, which seemed to reach a crescendo last night with me vomiting, sweating, and convinced I was dying. I slept for about 14 hours, and feel better today, but things are still suspect.
I posted a picture the other day of the last of the broccoli and the beginnings of the tomatoes and some pears, but I can’t remember where (if I had no power it just went on fb or twitter):
At any rate, I am now up to my ASS in tomatoes, which is always good, the broccoli is done until the fall broccoli, and I pulled up the remainder of se in the past, they didn’t all ripen evenly so that I could never really get a bunch at a time, and I would guess I only got about 6 pints (I’ll know for sure tomorrow when I can it all). I put all the old plants in the compost, and am going to let the bed sit overnight and tomorrow I am going to put in some beets and cabbage.
At the farmers market on Saturday, an old fellow was just basically giving away big bags of July apples for 2 bucks a bag, so I bought a couple OF bags and am going to make some applesauce. Figure I will just do the peas, the first of the green beans, and the applesauce all at once tomorrow. No need to get the pressure cooked out more than I need to, I guess.
Flowers are all looking great, but some of the gladiolas fell over so I just cut them:
That’s that great vase I got for like 2 bucks at a flea market. What a steal.
In site news, I am having a call tomorrow with Watergirl, and I believe we are nearing testing. Christ, it seems like it is taking forever. But so far I like what I see.
Politics is awful. And stop worrying about the Democratic in-fighting. It’s summer, no one but the dorks pay attention.