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.
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.


An update....Roger is feeling much better in all ways...at least he was yesterday. We had planned to try to get to the doctor yesterday but he got up and felt like a new man. No fever. No over all worn out feeling. He ran errands with me all day yesterday...and still did not feel bad when the day was done.

How he will feel today is anybody's guess. I am hoping for the best. He just cannot stand to lay around all the time...he told me one day if he wasn't the might warrior that he is, he would be sitting in the middle of the living room crying. Even as bad as he feels, he can still make fun of stuff, himself included.

Now if we can just keep his back in shape. He was going hunting again today, but decided to stay home and clean the gutters...I wish he wouldn't even try that for a while. Or would let me do it...
I am hoping I can get back to blogging regularly...the kids were here over the weekend and I just don't do much when they are here.

Lorelei, Sarah and I were sitting out back. She kept telling me I had a small island on my roof. I was thinking she was seeing the vent. She kept repeating it to me over and over, till I got up and looked where she was looking....in the gutter was a about an 8 inch space where maple seeds had sprouted and were growing enough till she could see them. I could plainly see why she would call it an island...just would not have thought she knew the word and what it meant.