long weekend

I usually take the Friday before Memorial Day off in order to get a solid weekend of gardening in. I did the same this year, but the weather was pretty much horrible. I mean, sure, it’s rained before, but has it rained and been in the 40s and 50s? I don’t think so.

I don’t have a lot of stuff going on inside, so there wasn’t much to do. I did manage to prime and paint the ceilings of the newly installed drywall in our office basement. It was definitely a good weekend for that. I can’t remember if I talked about this project recently, but we finally pulled the trigger and hired someone to do the bulk of the work. Seems like weird timing with the pandemic, but it’ll be a nice space when it’s done.

Monday was a lot nicer and we attended a Memorial Day/8th grade graduation/birthday party at my brother’s place at Indian Lake. After that, I put in a weeding shift outside. I have yet to plant my tomatoes, but that is on the agenda for this evening. I still need to harden off the peppers–that should happen this week.

best laid plans

So much for getting the garden in this weekend! I even took today off so I could get a bunch done in the yard/garden over the long weekend. I did plant the rest of the seeds (carrots, beets, beans, more peas) yesterday, but with the chilly weather in the forecast, I’m holding off until warmer temps before I plant the rest of the stuff (tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, cukes). This has to be the worst weather we’ve ever had over Memorial Day weekend.

 

b is for burglar

This was the 2nd book in Sue Grafton’s alphabet series. It was good, but I didn’t like it as much as the first. This could have been because the previous book was the first one I’ve read from her in a while. Or, it could be that I read it while overly tired one too many times and forgot who half the characters were at the end of the book. Either way, I’m looking forward to the rest, but not before I read something from another author or two.

My rating: 3/5

garden time!

I’m still very far behind, but my goal is to get everything in the garden by the end of next weekend, which is Memorial Day weekend, so there’s that. The problem is that I have so many things to do outside that I keep going from one to the other and I never finish anything. I guess it’s time to start cherry picking the easiest tasks to complete. But, it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen too quickly given all of the rain in the near term forecast. I’m not going to complain about the rain, though. We could use it–the pond water level is already down a bit and I’m getting tired of watering the garden and a few patches of newly seeded grass.

mother’s day

We went to my brother’s place at Indian Lake on Mother’s Day. It was supposed to be for a cookout, but the weather had other ideas. I don’t remember it ever being so cold and rainy in May. We also celebrated some birthdays while we were there–mine, my brother’s, and Jake’s.

Overall, the weather is leaving something to be desired. I’ve hardly had a chance to get outside all month. I guess it doesn’t matter as I’ve been a bit busy with other things. Things will let up a bit next week, which also coincides with some nicer weather, so hopefully I’ll be able to get some stuff done outside as I feel like I’m behind already.