Saturday, October 21, 2017

10/21/17
Everything happens for a reason. There is change.  Sometimes it is hard.  Sometimes it hurts.   But it is for the best.

45 degrees, calm and clear.  Partly cloudy today with a gentle west breeze, a high of 65 and a low of 42.  Partly cloudy tomorrow with a SE breeze, a high of 65 and a low of 48.  Partly cloudy Monday with aSSW breeze, a high of 68 and a low of 57.  Showers Tuesday with a stiff south breeze, a high of 68 and a low of 61  Rain Wednesday with a SSE wind, a high of 64 and a low of 51.  morning showers Thursday and Friday with highs about 61 and lows about 43.  A SE breeze Thursday, a strong WSW breeze Friday.  Partly cloudy next Saturday with a west breeze, a high of 65 and a low of 40.  Showers next Sunday with a NW breeze, a high of 62 and a low of 43.  Lots of showers the week of the thirtieth with highs in the fifties and lows in the high thirties.   
      Darel is still struggling to get to his feet from the "events" of the night before last.  I asked if I should put the belt on him to help this morning, he said"I don't think so.  Let me try more."  Not the empathic no I've been hearing.  He is able to talk, he spoke well when company was  here.  But he whispers a lot when just talking to me.  I have to go get a prescription today, we'll see if he has trouble getting in the truck.
      My brave morning glories with their blackened tops are still putting out blooms.  The blue ones that climb the shop wall wasn't touched.  the blue blooms against the red building are glowing in the early morning light.
       The perennials are all ready to be tucked in for winter.  But I don't see any weather report that says "It's time" yet.  The roses aren't in the barn yet either.  We'll do that next Friday regardless of the weather.  We'll probably plant the garlic too.  It is too warm for the wreath makers to start tipping.  Next week's rain should help the greens last longer.  And size up the Brussel sprouts.
       I have a long "want to do" list why this weather is nice.  Have a good day, Sally

Friday, October 20, 2017

10/20/17
When you look for the best in people you will find it.

 53 degrees, clear with a west breeze.  Today is a red flag day for fire danger.   WNW winds will make it more dangerous,  Our high will be 63, the low 41.  Sunny tomorrow with a light NW breeze, a high of 65 and a low of 40.  Partly cloudy Sunday with a SE breeze, a high of 67 and a low of 47. Some clouds Monday with a SSW breeze, a high of 69 and a low of 57.  Possible showers Tuesday morning with a stiff south breeze, a high of 69 and a low of 61.  Rain Wednesday and Wednesday night with south winds, a high of 66 and a low of 54.  Showers Thursday with n ESE breeze, s high of 62 and a low of 45.  Sunny next Friday with a stiff SSW breeze, a high of 63 and a low of 45.  Possible morning showers next Saturday, morning clouds/afternoon sun with SW breezes, highs about 66 and lows about 47.  Some cloudy Monday, the 30th, with showers forecast for the rest of the week with west breezes highs in the low sixtes dropping into the fifties.  Lows are forecast to be in the low forties.
      Darel had a quiet day yesterday  He did get a break in the quiet when a neighbor came by for a visit.  When we took Daniel home he decided we should go to Bangor for fried chicken and oranges.  I don't know if the ride tired him out or what but he was ready to go to bed at 7:30.  Find with me except that he had a very restless sleep until midnight when he slipped into a peaceful sleep.  He just woke up and is fine this morning.
      Yesterday was mostly spent getting perennials ready to be covered.  Cutting all the little dandelions out that have seeded themselves this fall.  And putting each kind with others of its kind.  It is amazing the way they get mixed up.  Today will be spent watering, I didn't think I was going to have to water again!
      When the greenhouse was recovered there was some extra plastic on each side.  Instead of cutting it off so it didn't get caught in the snowblower Daniel used lathes to hold it against the foundation of the greenhouse and than pulled the ground cover over it.  I am so pleased with the job he did, the bottom has always been a source of cold drafts.  We would bank with sand but the water coming off the greenhouse would wash the sand away.
      i need to get Darel his breakfast, the CNA will be here soon.  I may take his pulse before she comes.  It is usually the indictor of activity going on.  Not that it maters, what it is it is.
     Enjoy your day, Sally

Thursday, October 19, 2017

10/19/17
A moment of patience during a moment of anger saves you a hundred moments of regret.

45 degrees, clear with a light SW breeze.  a stiff SW breeze today with sun, a high of 71 and a low of 47.  Sunny tomorrow with a WNW breeze, a high of 63 and a low of 40.  Sunny Saturday with a west breeze, a high of 65 and a low of 44.  Partly cloudy Sunday with a SSE breeze, a high of 70 and a low of 48.  Partly cloudy Monday with a SW breeze, a high of 70 and a low of 44.  Tuesday's forecast of rain has changed to a 30% chance of morning showers with a stiff south breeze, a high of 70 and a low of 61.Showers more likely Wednesday morning, still a stiff south breeze, a high of 69 and a low of 40.  Showers next Thursday with a SE breeze, a high of 66 and a low of 48.  Showers next Friday with a WSW breeze, a high of 66 and a low of 44.  Pleasant for the weekend of the 28th and 29th, still pleasant Monday.  Showers are forecast for the 31st and the first two days of November.  Still warm.
     Darel had a pleasant day.  The chaplain visited, he enjoys her visits.  Daniel and I weeded the new patch of Jewel Raspberries.  Seven didn't make it out of the 25.  We mulched them when we planted them.  Now we are going to put more mulch on them.  I'm thinking maybe i should water them.  I'm going to have to water other plants.  We pulled all the saucers so the water will tend to run right through the pots.  We need a soaking rain!  There is a price for these beautiful days.
      Enjoy your day, Sally

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

10/18/17
Good Morning.  May the joy of the Lord be your strength today.

 Clear, 43 degrees, with a west breeze.  A high of 64 today with sun and a strong west breeze, dropping to 40 tonight.  Sunny tomorrow with a strong SSW breeze, a high of 71 and a low of 47.  Sunny Friday with a stiff WNW breeze, a high of 62 and a low of 37.  Sunny Saturday with a WSW breeze, a high of 66 and a low of 44.  Partly cloudy Sunday with a SW breeze, a high of 70 and a low of 47.  Morning clouds/afternoon sun on Monday with a high of 72, a SW breeze, a low of 53.  Rain on Tuesday with a stiff SSW breeze, a high of 66 and a low of 55.  Showers next Wednesday and Thursday,  Partly cloudy Friday the 27th, than four days of possible showers.  highs around sixty for the period with the lowest temperature 38 next Friday.
     A quiet day yesterday.  As expected Darel got a lecture from the nurse about keeping his feet up.  He had one of his  "zombie" like moments why she was here.  She believes they are fleeting small tias.  Late afternoon we took Daniel home and went to Bailey's for banking plastic, lathes and tape for me to tape the banking plastic to the vinyl siding on the house.  Daniel is going to bank the green house.
     Daniel and I cut pieces of the plastic taken off the greenhouse into pieces that will fit over the coldframes.  I have two rows of pallets that have pvc pipe over them  In early spring we cover them with plastic to use for coldframes late spring.  That took us most of the afternoon.
     Andrew took the air conditioners out the other day.  I washed the windows and curtains and put the plants in front of those windows.  My aloe is so large, does anyone want some?  The front room has been a jumble ever since we moved the hospital bed in.  I rearranging the room starting at the windows, making it less jumbled and making room for my plants. We have too much "stuff".
     Doctor's appointment this morning so no major jobs planned for this afternoon.  I'm hoping to have made room for a few crates of squah in a corner of the front room.
     Enjoy your day, Sally

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

10/17/17
Be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to know when you need help. and brave enough to ask for it.

32 degrees in front of the house, 32 in back where the morning glories are with a west breeze,  The breeze will blow all day with lots of sun, a high of 55 and a low of 41 tonight.  The west breeze will be brisk tomorrow with sun, a high of 64 and a low of 41.  Sunny Thursday with a stiff WSW breeze, a high of 70 and a low of 48.  Sunny Friday with a strong WNW breeze, strong enough to be called a wind at times, a high of 62 and a low of 41.  Sunny Saturday with a west breeze, a high of 66 and a low of 42.  Partly cloudy Sunday and Monday with SW breezes, highs of 71, a low of 47 Sunday, 58 Monday.  Showers are forecast every day the rest  of the week, through Sunday, the 29th.
      Darel had a good day yesterday.  He did not spend the day with his feet up until the soccer game like he was told.  If that right foot is still swollen I'm going to tell on him when the nurse comes.  It was cold at the game.  Darel feels the cold much quicker now, he was glad Gilbert has arranged for us to park the truck on the sidelines.  A tie game was called after two overtimes.
       Darel had a restless night so he is still sleeping.  I slept until six.  I picked the rest of the peppers yesterday and most of the grapes.  There are still some out there for the birds.  Neither the peppers or grapes had been frosted yet but they probably are now.  It is too early to tell if the morning glories are but there is frost on top of the truck.
       I am thankful we have at least two more weeks to get ready for freeze up.  I'm not pleased that I will probably have to water everything.  I do hope that week of showers forecast holds true.The rule to plant garlic the last week in October if freeze up holds off.  No problem this year.
      Have a good day, Sally

Monday, October 16, 2017

10/16/17
What you do every day matters more than what you do once in awhile.

62 degrees. some clouds with a strong NW breeze.  The strong NW breeze will feel more like a wind today with a high of 56.  Dropping to 32 tonight.  Sunny tomorrow with a west breeze, a high of 55 and a low of 40.  Sunny tomorrow with a west breeze, a high of 66 and a low of 45.  A stiff SSW breeze Thursday with sun, a high of 70 and a low of 44.  Partly cloudy Friday with a WNW wind, a high of 62 and a low of 36.  Sunny Saturday with a WNW breeze, a high of 63 and a low of 42.  Mostly sunny Sunday with a SW breeze, a high of 68 and a low of 46.Mostly cloudy next Monday with a brisk WSW breeze, a high of 73 and a low of 50.  Partly cloudy next Tuesday with a brisk WSW breeze, a high of 65 and a low of 43.  The forecast for Wednesday, the 25th, through Monday, the 30th, is for showers every day. with highs in the fifties and lows around 40.
     Darel enjoyed the family get together yesterday, sitting out in the garage with us for a few hours.  He was tired last night, we were both in bed by 7:30.
     All I did for yesterday was bake a cake and make lemonade.  A chilly enough day so lots of lemonade was left.  mike grilled ribs for his birthday.  Why all the guys were here the pellet stove got move into the front room.  they had to bring it around to the front door.  Andrew will hook it up.  We have an electrician coming to run wire for a new outlet.  We need it for the stove.  I've been going to have a new outlet put in there for a long time.  The electrician says it needs a new wire and breaker.The electrician is a neighbor and doing it for free so I know he isn't making it into more of a job.
    Three tiny finches came to the feeders yesterday.  So tiny that at first I thought they were hummingbirds.  They were vey shy, hiding in the rose bush except when they darted out for seeds.
    Andrew opened up the pallets of soil yesterday and took off the top two layers.  now the man who is working for me can put the bales away without using a ladder to get started.  I'll have him put twenty bales a day away, that way they will all be put away by the end of the week.  I will spend today doing odds and ends before the frost tonight.  I don't know as we'll get a frost around the house but i'm sure the garden will get frosted.
    It doesn't just feel like a wind out there, it is blowing 25 to 30 mph. Fall is blowing in!  have a good day, Sally

Sunday, October 15, 2017

10/15/17
If you want change you need to change.

 57, cloudy and calm.  cloudy today with stiff south breezes, a high of 67 and a low of 53.  Possibly a shower late this afternoon or tonight.  Partly cloudy tomorrow with strong NW breezes, a high of  56 and a low of 53.  Sunny Tuesday with a west breeze,  high of 54 and a low of 41.  Partly cloudy Wednesday with a brisk west breeze, a high of 63 and a low of 43.  Partly cloudy Thursday with a strong SW breeze, a high of 70 and a low of 44.Sunny Friday and Saturday with NW breezes, high in the Sixties and lows of 43.  A SW breeze next Sunday and Monday with highs about 72, a low of 44 Sunday, 50 on Monday. Showers are forecast for the entire rest of the week, through Sunday.  Let hope they are right.
    Darel had a good day yesterday.  Late afternoon he was bored so we went for an ice cream cone.  As of now we are planning to go to church.  We are having a family gathering this afternoon for Mike's birthday.
    Friday Daniel dug the last two rows of potatoes i'd saved for myself.  Yesterday i brushed each one off with a soft brush and sorted them into baking potatoes and others.  They are now in milk crates covered with burlap under the bench in the front hall.  They keep very well there.  Soon the sweet potatoes curing in the greenhouse will join them.  Tomorrow squash and pumpkins will come in the house.  I've put quilts over them a few nights.  They keep better if they don't get chilled.  We've had touches of frost in the gardens but none in the yard.
    May you have a peaceful and blessed Sunday, Sally