When the day conspires against you

June 21, 2021 Last Thursday was definitely not my day. It conspired against me. I went to John’s to work in the garden, but it was so doggone hot and steamy, I just couldn’t be IN the garden IN the sun. Too yucky. So, I sat in the shade and did small gardening tasks. I pulled a bag of potting soil over to my favorite chair (that I bought in 2005 and now stays at John’s for my use only) and repotted some plants into larger containers. The mum starts I’d been working on (too hot to transplant right now), the bird house gourd seedlings that needed more root room, and split up a hanging basket of various flowers into two to give them more room to spread out. I also had one 6-pack of varied fall gourds seedlings I was going to put into larger start pots to give them grow room until the temps get cooler in a few days. I needed to make a run into the house to fill my water bottle, so I set the seedlings on the ground by my chair. When I came back out, the two baby bunnies we’ve been trying to

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The “crick” house where I learned about badly made websites

June 20, 2021 Most folks know I used to be a web developer and graphics designer. I taught myself all the elements necessary to build websites and design the graphics. I did this because I needed something I could make money from so I could stay home to caregive for Jerry when he first became disabled. My work with web-related technology was one of my two favorite jobs. My number one favorite job was working in a garden center for several years. I definitely did not make a ton of money, but the bills got paid and we had food. One year, I did happen to make enough to buy a run-down crooked little house that needed a lot of work so we could stop renting for a number of years. For all its flaws, we loved that house. The older grandkids (Andrew, Madison, Kara) practically grew up in the house… they were there nearly every weekend. When you buy a house for less than $20,000, you gotta know there needs to be a lot of work done. We couldn’t afford all the work it needed, but we’ve never needed perfection to be happy. Let me reiterate… we loved that

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Summer busy-ness and all the other stuff

June 15, 2021 There are two ways to follow my blog now: follow by email or bloglovin. Both are at the top of the right sidebar. I’ve had several folks sign-up on the follow by email… we will see if all works well as soon as I publish this post. I’ll know one way or the other since I have myself on the list. The follow by email form did NOT work. Please subscribe via the bloglovin option until I find a good follow by email plugin. If you still have my old blog showing in your blog lists, you should delete it since it no longer exists. Just sayin’. And no, I did not deactivate the old blog… I was banned from blogger for being a Christian and conservative. Yes, it’s happening all over and has been for some time now. And to answer a couple folks’ email questions… no, I am not on any social media and have not been for many years. I have no plans to ever return. God has much more important things for me to focus on in my life. It’s been the usual Kansas summer so far. Temperatures have been in the upper

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Weather, gardening, food

June 1, 2021 NOTE #1: I’m trying out a ‘follow by email’ widget plugin … it’s on the right sidebar at the top. I’m hoping that one works.   *sigh* Nevermind. πŸ™„ Note #2: If you still have my old blog showing in your blog lists, you should delete it since it no longer exists. Just sayin’. πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ The past nearly three weeks have been quite variable… in relation to weather, that is. It has rained to some extent almost every day except four of those days. And even when it didn’t rain where we are, there was still a lot of severe weather in our area. Several small towns in our state had direct hits by tornadoes. Other cities endured some rather large hail (up to baseball/softball size), high winds (80mph+), and heavy rain (several inches). We’re currently under a river flood warning for our area. This is nothing new… it happens nearly every year at this time (May/June) and again in early autumn (September/October). The Arkansas River and Cow Creek both run through the center of our city… we live about one block from Levee B South Bank of the river. A couple years ago, there had been so much

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