|Peach Tree Where the Top Broke Off|
This is where the top of the peach tree broke off, last year (May, 2021). Although M duct taped it up, the top didn't regrow. Instead, side branches sent up shoots and this is how the peach tree looks now, before we prune it, later this year:
|The Regrown Peach Tree|
The break in the main trunk is about mid point in the photo. The side branch shoots are about four feet high! M and I are waiting until the leaves turn yellow and fall before pruning it sometime in November or early December.
It's another sunny and warm day, today, with a daytime high of 86F (we didn't reach the forecast high of 90F).
This morning, I called the hospital medical billing department. After a couple of false starts when I selected what turned out to be the wrong option on the list of menu options (I selected "Billing" when it should have been "Other Matters"; apparently, the Billing option was for people who have already received a bill, because they asked for information on a bill statement, which I didn't have), I got through to customer service and someone named Ray, who told me to disregard the notice I received and reassured me that they are in contact with the insurance people and my account does not show any outstanding balance. currently. I didn't ask him why they sent me the letter if they are in contact with the insurance people. I suppose it is a matter of protocol - they are creating a paperwork trail to cover their backsides in case there is a lawsuit, so that someone receiving a bill can't complain that no one warned them that this was pending. I can understand that and after all, the notice did say that no action was required on my part. I thanked Ray for his help and rang off. Then, I said a prayer of thanksgiving that this matter seems to be resolved. Such a blessing!
Shortly after I got off the phone with the billing department, M arrived to tend to the garden. He helped me to hand pollinate the passion fruit flowers that were above my reach. Afterwards, he watered and weeded, etc. We discussed getting some bedding plants such as chrysanthemums and dusty miller to plant out in the front garden for a little bit of color during the cooler months. I try to grow mostly edible plants (chrysanthemum is technically edible, although some varieties are more edible than others and dusty miller is considered a herb), although I don't necessarily eat them.
Later in the evening, I ordered some groceries, online; I mostly need bread and produce, but, I ordered some canned goods to stock up - coconut milk, condensed milk, pasta sauce, etc. Ground turkey is on sale, this week, for $2.99/lb., but, apparently it is available for delivery, only! I'm glad I still have some in the freezer!
Brunch was egg salad sandwiches; dinner was chicken curry and rice with peach chutney.
Today, I am grateful for:
- The medical billing situation seems to be in the process of being resolved
- Answered prayers!
- M helping with the garden
- Being able to order groceries online
- Warm sunny days
Today's joyful activity was tending to the garden with M.
Plans for tomorrow include picking up the groceries.
How was your Wednesday? What are your plans for Thursday?