Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Emmm-emmmm-mmmm Good!

If I had them, I think I could eat at least one of these bowls of tomatoes. If I had them, I would not want anything else the rest of the day. But I don't have them, so I wish for them. At one time or another every day, I have the thought that I cannot wait to be able to walk out to the garden and pick a fresh tomato.

Thinking of a BLT made with a home grown tomato makes my mouth water....or even just to sit out in the yard with a salt shaker and a tomato.

We don't have any yet, but we did plant tomatoes and bell peppers today at the end of the day. I chose a variety of tomato plants--a total of twenty. And thinking I will try to stop tomorrow and get 4 more.

And being that Roger got up feeling good again today, we did clean the gutters of the house. He has extensions for our shop vac and does the majority from the ground normally. Today, on one side the maple seeds were dry, with no weight to them and for some reason they stopped up the hose ever little bit. So, he got the ladder to finish that side from it.

We have a big awning over the front porch..it is a royal pain to clean the top of it...plus there is the actual guttering to the house over the top of it. I told Roger I would get up there and get the guttering to the house if he would take the ladder to the other end...he did and I got up there. I set on the edge of the house with my feet on the awning to clean the house gutter.

I got the bright idea and told him to get me two pieces of plywood for me to put on the awing and distribute my weight. Why two you ask? Well, I could work from one and when I wanted to move forward, I could put the other one in front of me and crawl on to it, work from it, then bring the original to the front. I did have Roger watch the awning the first time I put my full weight on it, but I did not seem to have an effect on it.

The awning is at least 26 ft in length and I think it is 8 ft wide...so I got the guttering done, and then the awning also. It fits up under the eave of the house and gets seeds and stuff back up under there...then on the outside edge, there is always gobs of stuff.

While I did that, Roger got practically the rest of the house done...and did finish it while I just sat and watched. That is one job we both dread...he usually does it all, with maybe a bit of help from me...but think we discovered a better way today. He still has the garages to do, but they usually don't get a lot in their gutters.

He has an appointment with the chiropractor tomorrow...probably a good thing after today. I was so afraid he would get his back/sciatica to hurting again, but so far it hasn't.
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I also did a little bit in my sewing early this morn...got the selvedge edge trimmed from the backing fabric for one of my quilts...now to get the time to go down there, make a decision and get it sewn together. Its been a long time coming...when I got that top made I was hoping to have it done by now...quilting and all.

12 comments:

Lois Evensen said...

Yes, those tomatoes look wonderful. I could eat a couple of those right now. I always think of Garrison Keillor and his stories about tomatoes when I see vine ripened tomatoes. ;)

Montanagirl said...

Great looking tomatoes!

Ginny said...

This is scary stuff just reading about it! I'm glad you are back on the ground and safe...

Deb said...

Ooooo, those tomatoes are making me hungry!

Halcyon said...

I love homegrown tomatoes. The ones you get in the store just don't have any taste. :)

Sandra said...

you will never find me crawling on an awing or even gettingon a ladder, i don't do heights of any kind. once i got up on the roof of daddy's house, i was 15, then i was so terrified i would not step off the roof onto the ladder, we had a terrible time getting me down off that roof. i love fresh tomatoes and love to sit and eat them like apples especailly when they are warm from the sun, they taste so good warm.

EG CameraGirl said...

Cleaning gutters is a big job! 26 feet sounds like a BIG awning! I bet you're really happy that task is done!

Ellie said...

I love tomatoes and these look very tasty. Hope you end up with lots from your new plants.
Good to hear that Roger is feeling a bit better.

Susan said...

Get the island off the roof? Wow what a job! Those darn tomatos look really really good!

Mary said...

Those tomatoes looks so good! I'm glad you didn't fall off the roof. Awnings aren't very strong, are they? I know one wouldn't hold my weight!

Rita said...

I'm with you. Fresh picked tomatoes make up most of my diet in season. I'm surprised I haven't turned red by the end of summer.

Marie said...

I cannot WAIT for fresh real tomatoes from my garden too!

You be careful cleaning those awnings and gutters!

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