I'm leaving you tomorrow morning. I'll be back in a couple of days, but I'm going to take some time off.....to celebrate! You see, Mr. Granny and I will be celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary tomorrow, so we're going to run away for the weekend. We're driving to Oregon and checking into a resort hotel, where I'll be letting someone else cook the meals, do the dishes and make the beds. Two whole days of rest, relaxation and overeating.
The house painting has been on hold since day 5, as we were all worn out after completing the front, the garage, and the east side. That's all that can be seen from the street, so we can take our time completing the rest of the house, just as long as we have it all done by the time the window/door installers come in late September.
I had garden work to catch up on yesterday. I don't want to let the weeds start growing and find myself behind in keeping it neat and tidy. I also shortened a lot of vines that had small melons that have no chance of maturing. I can walk through the North garden again!
My front yard is a mess. After the barberry bushes were all removed from next to the garage, the grass that had grown under them was visible and quite ugly. I've been digging it out a little at a time, but the roots reach to China, I swear! The vegetation in the entire east bed was cut down to make room for the siding installers, then the small amount that remained was trampled by us when we painted. I don't expect it to look like much until next spring, when the roses and irises grow back. I'm hoping to at least get the beds raked out and the mess cleaned up today. I'm really considering hiring a local gardener to just take care of the front yard for me. He'll mow, trim, weed the beds and keep the shrubs trimmed for $15 a week, which is a darned good price. That would leave me with the back yard and garden to maintain, which is about all I can handle.
Sooooo.....I'm going to get my work done for the day, then pack up an overnight bag for the trip. I'll see you for Monday Harvest!