|Avocado Sapling Blown Down!
Monday was a windy day! It wasn't too bad in the morning - a bit breezy, partly cloudy, but quite sunny, too. I watered the front garden and most of the back garden, too, and picked about 6 okra that were ready.
In the afternoon, it became very cloudy and looked like it might rain, but it didn't. Then, in the early evening, it became very windy! The avocado sapling practically toppled over! The short broom handle that was tied to it wasn't enough of a stake! I tried to prop it up with some large stones, but, I think we need to get some stronger stakes to hold it up!
The wind also caused some of the fiberglass roof panels that I have on the back "porch" to work themselves free from the wood they were nailed to! They were flapping so hard that I was afraid they'd go flying off! But, daughter climbed up a ladder while I held the ladder to steady it and nailed the roofing panels as best she could. Apparently, the wood they are nailed to have decayed. I will need to find someone to fix that for me!
It blew hard for about three hours in the evening and then, the wind died down for some time. But, it seems to have picked up, again, for I can hear it gusting!
Today, in addition to watering the garden, I dusted the living room and dining area, did the dishes, took the trash cans to the curb, cooked chicken and a fresh pot of rice for dinner (there was about a quarter of a jar of hot salsa left in the fridge and I added that to the chicken, in addition to some onions and broccoli - it turned out really well), chatted on the phone with my half-sister, neighbor T, and friend R, and cleaned the litter box, of course. But, I also spent a couple of hours or so piecing together the fabric scraps that were "crumbs".
I had a lot of fun sewing the scraps, but, I think I sat at the sewing machine for too long! When I finished sewing, my back was hurting! I am now relaxing with the heated rice pack and will head off to bed as soon as I post this!
Today, I am grateful for:
- Daughter was able to nail down the loose roof panels
- The avocado sapling didn't break
- Water - for the garden, for washing and cooking, etc.
- Electricity - the lights flickered once or twice, this evening, but, we still have power
- Being able to chat on the phone with family and friends
Today's joyful activity was sewing my patchwork pieces.
How was your Monday? What are your plans for Tuesday?