Mudcat Café message #3998614 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433   Message #3998614
Posted By: Dorothy Parshall
30-Jun-19 - 07:52 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
The house is still moderately clean and tidy - by my low standards. Robin slept and read ALL day yesterday. He needed it.

Today, we partly cleared the east wall (brick) of Wisteria - I think - leaving it about 3-4 feet below the roof. There are a couple of plants coming up in the yard which I will try to coax into standards. I trimmed a bunch more lilac and other stuff. The transplanted trees seem to be happy. Amongst places that are not so great are a variety of maple trees, and others. I am pecking away at this to free a low spreading evergreen and a beautiful Weigela. Plan to leave one sugar Maple that is in a good spot, maybe.   

R was going to take all the debris, and the pile of stuff in the middle of the back yard into the woods, however, the bugs are dreadful. It rained 3 times today. During one we went foraging: groceries, a really good Dollar store, hardware store, and -uh oh - thrift shop. More books, some really good ones! And a useful garden tool ($4) that I have been wanting (edger).

Robin opened some windows I could not budge, replaced a couple screens: better air flow! Added a couple drapes to reduce solar gain. I have moved the distiller into a guest room in the addition so I can keep the heat it generates out of the main house.

We have been so enjoying the fresh basil from the Farm in our omelettes that I purchased a plant; need re-potting - tomorrow when the bugs are less?

Not as much as I had hoped but R really needs to rest. The books have to go down a VERY steep stairs; I refuse to use it at all. And we do not have a board long enough to slide them down.