A young fellow sat down beside me today in the otherwise empty hair salon. He shyly advised his stylist that he was getting married in three hours. Honestly, I thought his hair looked just fine but I guess he was told to get his hair cut. So he did. I expect good things to come in his marriage.
We were able to find the fencing at Canadian Tire today we need to combat the bunnies. Fifty feet of one inch chicken wire for 39.00. Half the price that E paid two weeks ago at Rona. Tomorrow is the day we defeat the bunny empire. No more will they mock me as they eat my lilies close to the lens of the camera, with their ears all high and floppy, and noses all spry and wiggly.
After our son’s visit last month, his yelp review recommended another screened window in the Bunkie bedroom. One of the two bedroom windows was already screened but two would provide a nice cross breeze during any future heat wave. We bought a window screen package from Home Depot today for 38.00 which E will install before our daughter gets here.
We have also installed, out of desperation during the heat dome last month, a heat reflecting film on the upper windows in the living room. It is virtually invisible but subtly reduces the heat in the later afternoon. Don’t get me wrong, it is still pretty hot in here, but I think the solar film is helping. I am not complaining. Any discomfort from the summer heat in this room is compensated by the insane view during the other ten months. But I do recommend this solar film if, you, like us, face south. I think the cost off Amazon was 89.00 for our living room upper windows.
Also off Amazon we bought a really cute solar fountain for something like 16.00. The birds love it and the sound, I think, really adds to the ambience of the deck garden.
We have turned on the 7kw Kubota generator once, for an hour, since February. The new solar panels we installed last year and the recent endless hours of sun are supporting our needs. I would still like to get the generator tank nice and full long before we need it in the winter. We are half way there. Maybe five more jugs of diesel and we should be set for a good long while.
I lied about the eagles. They aren’t all gone. I saw one of ours today.
Having mentioned the challenges in the garden I should mention the successes. I have beautiful tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, cucumbers, figs, pumpkins and, drum roll please, a watermelon and cantaloupe!!!
Another town day accomplished. I say accomplished because it is an ordeal. We are pooped. But we have everything we need for our daughter’s visit. Life is good.
I was trying to imagine if E was as relaxed thirty nine years ago, on the day we got married, as the fellow I met today. I don’t remember either of us being particularly stressed. However, I remember E telling me that, in his Tuxedo, he had to pee in the garden at the side of Cecil Green just before the ceremony, with all of the guests sitting ten feet away, around the corner.