Gardening: Hoeing, Pulling, Digging, Planting

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Early this morning, Landon, Samuel, and I went to Lowe's to get supplies for Landon to trim out the hallway. While he was doing this, Samuel took his morning nap, then we left for Starbucks to meet my friend Jen & baby Nicholas for an hour to stay out of Landon's way (he was cutting floorboards & doing lots of nailing). When we got back, Landon was finished cutting & nailing, and was working on the caulking.

For the next couple of hours, Samuel and I went outside and I pulled a fair amount of weeds (gotta get a head start on those suckers before the warm spring rains hit). The garden looks great--big improvement! I even turned over the mulch, so it looks dark & fresh. Then, I planted three rows (50 corms) of Liatris spicata (gayfeather). They may not bloom until next year, but someone will appreciate them (hopefully) some day.

The house projects continue, but I'm starting to feel excited, because I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. At this point, we just have to finish our bedroom & the master bath. Meanwhile, I'm in the process of getting the work completed & hired out for our reinspection in a few weeks. The septic tank issue was rectified on Friday--it isn't there, hence, issue solved! Now, this week I'll get a plumber out here to take care of the plumbing issues the city needs us to update/correct, then the last weekend of March, Mike & Landon will do the electrical updates/corrections. So, we're almost there--just a matter of getting the work completed.

On another note, I can't get it out of my head that I really want a rectangular window above our bed. This would brighten up our room by letting in the eastern sun, and maybe visually expand our room. Of course, this is silly if we're going to be moving, but we very well may be here another year. Inventory is still low on the market, so there isn't a lot to choose from. Then again, if the right house comes our way, we could make an offer as soon as May.

In the meantime, I'm hoping to see some Liatris shoots spring forth in the next couple of weeks.

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