I had so many things to do this morning that I just got up and started doing them, never wrote the list down for all of you. And I know how my scintillating Friday lists are eagerly awaited by the blogosphere.
Here it is:
PO, of course
Pet food store
sew on E’s last skirt
swim in pool
wait for Humidex Man
Not too exciting as lists go, yet something about it made me want to get up and get going. Well, that and the Humidex man said he would be here around 3, and the banking had to be done in Ellsworth, so I knew I wanted to be there when the bank opened, and do the grocery shopping while I was there, at the big store that has everything, and get to the PO while the counter was open, because I really was hoping my package from Nancy’s Notions would arrive, so I could finish MY skirt, too.
Anyway, it all went as planned, although I was early to Ellsworth, so went to the grocery store first, but then opening the accounts a t the bank took a really long time and so I had to hurry through the pet food store and the PO, and where I might have wanted to make a detour to the Craft Barn, I didn’t dare – I had ice cream! I did have it packed in the cooler, but that won’t keep it cold forever.
So by noon time, I had accomplished all of the errand type things on the list, except the laundry, and now I can settle in to await the Humidex man.
What on earth? Well, it’s a whole house dehumidifier!!!! If nothing else, this lovely damp weather has made us realize that we really do need dit. The portable unit we had was not designed for this, and it tried hard until it died from over work. As each summer day goes by, the basement starts to smell more and more like a basement. Not good! So we got some advice, and Humidex was recommended. Nearest distributor? New YORK! We were not excited about that, but they called last night, they have a guy reasonably close (well, in Maine, anyway) and he can come out TODAY to check it out and drop off the unit, and have his installer come within the next week to put it in. Can you believe it?? I know it won’t go this smoothly, really, but when it is in, I know I will be so much happier when we have these muggy days.
Once he is done, I will head for the pool and the yard. Things are starting to grow at last – we have had our pea pods for a few nights now, I think they will be coming along fast now. Stir fry for dinner tomorrow! And I have had the best lettuce ever this year, I think I am actually getting real heads of it. It always got too hot before it got big enough before. Radishes are just OK. Carrots aren’t really growing, but I guess they will eventually. The tomatoes are FINALLY settled in and seem to be growing. I have a few blossoms on them. Potatoes are doing very well, and the beans have blossoms. So I am about to have a whole lot of things ready to eat! the asparagus is doing very well in its box – the first spears ferned out and were lovely, if sparse. Not the screen I had hoped for. The cosmos I interplanted was very slow to grow as well, but I noticed it is really moving along now, and some of the dwarf variety has buds. But more exciting than that – the asparagus is sending up many more spears, and I think it will fill in nicely. Can’t wait for a few more years to go by so I can eat that! Yum.
Roses are having a great time, ones I have had for years that never did anything are blooming their fool heads off. And today it is pleasant to sit on the deck and smell them. At last!
Mrs. Phoebe is still sitting on her second batch of egg,,s no signs of hatching when I checked on her this morning. I hope that this crew does well.
Well, anyway, I had better get upstairs to the sewing machine, or I won’t be mailing any little skirts out tomorrow, and I told my sister I would… and my box from Nancy’s DID come, so I can check out my new hem marker. I’ll let you know how it goes.