its been a hellicious week at work. on the one hand the weather has been truly oppressive. there have been strange storms coming from odd directions, clashing like rams and charging the atmosphere with intense pressure. then the rains coming down in torrents. its been a bit much. there was one storm system that we noticed last sunday night, out to the east of us. usually when a storm is east of one, the temperature is cooler where one is. but this particular night the temperature was stifling, the humidity was high, and it was very still. the clouds of the storm were lit up with lightning that never stopped. rather, several places at a time were alit at once at all times. it was eerie. later on another storm came through, and collided with the one sitting to the east, and we had quite a noisy result.
the beau worked 10 hr days all week because one of the guys was on vacation, and it was also his turn to work saturday. i also worked with one gone on vacation. it was a busy week for both of us on top of that. i feel like a beaten slave dog. the beau was more tired than me. but he still mowed the back yard saturday after he came home.
today im going on a hunt for catnip plants, marigolds, and maybe some rosemary. i read they are good mosquito repellents. i would also like to get a bat house or two. there are a few bats in the area, and i would like them to live here. bats love mosquitos. and i like bats.
while we’re out we’ll pick up a few pepper plants for the beau. he likes hot peppers. he eats them like normal people eat celery or carrot sticks. the hotter the better. dont ever try to compete with him for eating the hottest pepper. you will lose. he has asbestos in his mouth.
i think im going to try and get some of our potted trees planted today as well. i have a place for the crape myrtle at last, and its big enough to plant now. the crab apple is still small, but its going in the back by the patio, and the dogwood maybe will too. the goldenrain tree is going in the front yard, far from any power lines. it grows pretty big, and whoever buys this house from me will not need to worry about trees and power lines. none of my trees will grow up where they can be a problem. the washington hawthorn will also go in the front yard for the same reason. that leaves the redbud, which i think will go in back too. there is a power line that runs diagonally across the back yard, that hinders me from planting a nice shady tree where i want one. i will just have to make do. im looking forward to being in the midst of tall fir trees, overlooking the ocean.