Tuesday, August 21, 2018

8/21/18
Its not about how many times you fall, its about how many times you get up.

Calm, clear and 57 degrees.  There may be some fog this morning, sunny today with a south breeze and a high of 78l  Showers late tonight with a low of 58.  Rain tomorrow morning with thunderstorms tomorrow afternoon into the evening.  A SSE breeze with a high of 71.  Clearing during tomorrow night with a low of 57.  Sunny Thursday with a brisk WNW breeze, a high of 76 and a low of 55.  Sunny Friday with a west breeze, a high of 83 and a low of 58. Partly cloudy Saturday and Sunday with brisk SSW breezes, highs in the low eighties and lows around sixty. PM thunderstorms Monday with a WSW breeze, a high of 84 and a low of 61. Sunny next Tuesday with a NNW breeze, a high of 81 and a low of 61.  Partly cloudy next Wednesday and Thursday with SW breezes, highs about 80 and lows about 61. Sunny Friday, the 31st with a NW breeze, a high of 78 and a low of 58.  For Labor Day weekend: possible PM thunderstorms Saturday, possible late day showers Sunday lasting into early Monday.  highs in the mid to upper seventies, lows in the mid fifties.
   Despite not so good numbers Darel had a pleasant day visiting with a friend who came to visit from New Hampshire.  Gilbert took him with him on a trip to the junk yard, an interesting break in the day.
   I too had a good day, mostly sitting around visiting.  I did do some watering and picked cucumbers. As we visited we had prayers in the back of our mind for friend's tearing down their home of 30 plus years after a fire.   Cindy got to visit with her a little while yesterday morning before they started tearing down what was left of the house.  Sad. Even though we are thankful no one was hurt.
    A long to do list today, mostly getting the perennials all ready to be planted in their forever gardens.  Have a good day, Sally

Monday, August 20, 2018

8/20/18
Every morning is a chance to be different, a chance to change, a chance to do better.

 55 degrees, clouds and calm.  mostly sunny today with a light ENE breeze, a high of 79 and a low of 53.  mostly sunny tomorrow with a SSE breeze, a high of 78 and a low of 60.  Thunderstorms Wednesday and early Wednesday night, a SSW breeze, a high of 73 and a low of 55. Sunny Thursday with a brisk WNW breeze, a high of 77 and a low of 555.  Sunny Friday with a west breeze, a high of 82 and a low of 57.Sunny Saturday with a SSW breeze, a high of 83 and a low of 58. Cloudy Sunday with a SSW breeze, a high of 82 and a low of 62.  Afternoon thunderstorms next Monday with a west breeze, a high of 84 and a low of 57.  Partly cloudy next Tuesday with a NNW breeze, a high of 77 and a low of 59.  Looking ahead Pm showers Wednesday, the 29th, PM thunderstorms Thursday the 30th  Sunny Friday and Saturday with highs near 80.  Showers possible Sunday and partly cloudy Labor Day with highs in the mid seventies.
    Darel had a good day yesterday with numbers where they should be and church in the morning.
    I weed whacked, weeded, mulched and did some planting in the kitchen garden.  That translates into a pleasant afternoon for me!  That garden is so overgrown!  No bull frogs in the little pond to keep me company, the raccoon saw to that.  i sold quite a few perennials and some mums.  The change in the weather has people enjoying their gardens again.
     I'm sitting here with a fly swatter in my hand, the swallows are gone.For a partly cloudy forecast for this morning there are a lot of clouds.  They are supposed to be gone by noon.  I'm expecting a pleasant day.  Wishing you a good day too, Sally

Sunday, August 19, 2018

8/19/18
It's not our job to fix people.  Its our job to love them when they are broken.

Calm, clear and 56 degrees.  Sunny today with a NE breeze, a high of 79 and a low of 55 tonight.  Partly cloudy tomorrow with a gentle ENE breeze, a high of 80 and a low of 53.  Sunny Tuesday with an ENE breeze, a high of 79 and a low of 58.  Rain showers Wednesday morning, scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon, partly cloudy Wednesday night.  A brisk south breeze with a high of 72 and a low of 56.  Sunny Thursday with a stiff WNW breeze, a high of 77 and a low of 55.  Sunny Friday and Saturday with mostly west breezes, highs about 81 and lows about 57.  Partly cloudy next Sunday, through Wednesday with SW breezes, highs about 82 and lows about 63.  Morning thunderstorms Thursday, the 30th.  Than mostly pleasant through the weekend with highs about 80.
     Darel had a very good day yesterday.  his numbers were good, we had takeout from Countryside for supper and my nephew and his wife rom Vermont surprised us with a visit in the evening.  I'm still laughing at myself.  they drove in, the lady got out of the truck and i said to myself, "That lady looks a lot like Lori Miller."  Never imaging it was..  Darel and Doug worked with Scott a lot back when they were fencing.  Doug recognized Scott's truck so he came over and added to the stories told.  Scott and Lori are on their way to Nova Scotia.
     Another 1.11 inches of rain.  Everything is looking green and beautiful  this week will be great for f gardening.  Cooler but pleasant.  I have some perennials I want to plant.   And of course some more places I want o weed and mulch.  This winter the worms can work over the soil so it will be ready for flowers and herbs in the spring.
     I got my order for supplies and promix done and e-mailed in.  So glad to have it done I'm the one who suggested take out for supper.  So much money, just the promix came to three thousand dollars.
    The lawn mower/weed whacker man comes today.  I need to go make sure no hose is in his way before we go to church.  Have a good day, Sally

Saturday, August 18, 2018

8/18/18
Small acts of kindness when multiplied by many people can change the world.

 Clouds and fog, gentle east breeze and 65 degrees,  .91 inches of rain last night.  Rain and scattered thunderstorms later this morning and this afternoon with a brisk north breeze and a high of 68.  Clearing tonight with a low of 58.  Sunny tomorrow with a NE breeze, a high of 78 and a low of 57.  Partly cloudy Monday with a light ENE breeze, a high of 79 and a low of 54.  Partly cloudy Tuesday with a SSE breeze, a high of 79 and a low of 60.  Showers Wednesday with a south breeze, a high of 73 and a low of 58.  Partly cloudy Thursday with a WNW breeze, a high of 77 and a low of 55. Mostly sunny Friday and next weekend with highs in the low eighties and lows about 60.  Pleasant the week of the 27th with highs about 80.
    Darel had another good day yesterday.  We needed weed whacker gas so of course that meant a stop at the creamery.  
    Another day of weeding, weed whacking and rearranging perennials so people will notice them.  i heard a lot of bees working , thought they were working the mint They were, but those insignificant flowers on the heuchera (coral bells) are loved by the bees.  It looked like every tiny blossom had a bee on it.  I knew the hummingbirds liked them but I didn't know the bees were so attracted to them.  I like them for their purple foliage.
    We have cantaloupe, honey dews, and watermelon in the stand now.  And of course vegetables.  Heather bought them from her garden.
Along with some peaches.  But only one basket of them made it to the stand.  Old fashioned watermelon with the seeds.  People say they had forgotten how good the watermelon with seeds tasted.
   This rainy day has good timing.  My supply order has to be in by Monday to get my discount.  Have a good day, Sally

Friday, August 17, 2018

8/17/18
Worry doesn't change anything.  Prayer does.

Calm, 55 degrees, with a few high clouds.  Partly cloudy today, a south breeze with a high of 79.  Rain and thunderstorms tonight with a low of 63.  Rain and thunderstorms tomorrow with a brisk NNE breeze, and a high of 70.  Slowly clearing late tomorrow with a low of 58.  Mostly sunny Sunday with a NE breeze, a high of 78 and a low of 58.  Partly cloudy Monday with a light ENE breeze, a high of 76 and a low of 57.  Sunny Tuesday with a SSE breeze, a high of 79 and a low of 61.  Showers Wednesday with a SSW breeze, a high of 74 and a low of 61.  Partly cloudy Thursday with a WNW breeze, a high of 79 and a low of 58. Partly cloudy next Friday and Saturday with highs about 80 and lows in the upper fifties.  Scattered thunderstorms Sunday , the 26th, with a high of 79 and a low of 60.  Some showers and Thunderstorms the wee of the 27th but mostly pleasant with highs about 80.
     Darel's day was comfortable but quiet.  We did end the day with a ride to the Creamery.
     Tamarra and I worked very hard yesterday but we got a lot done.  We are so happy that we are getting some rain but so are the weeds.  the seeds that have blown into the perennial pots and the ones that have landed in every nook and cranny are all sprouting.  The cooler weather has come just in time for people to plant perennials.  And we have  a half acre of beautiful perennials for them to choose from.
     I have picked all my ripe tomatoes and they are gone.  but Heather is bringing me some today.  Heather and Mike have a beautiful organic garden.  They produce more than they can sell so I am selling their extra.  There are not enough hours in the day for me to grow any more.  And i would like to spend more hours in my flowers gardens.
    Have a good day, Sally

Thursday, August 16, 2018

8/16/18
For a happy heart begin each day with optimism and end each day with thankfulness.

 A thunderstorm gave us .99 inches of rain last night.  Partly cloudy now with a gentle SW breeze and 64 degrees.  Sunny today with a stiff NW breeze, a high of 77 and a low of 54.  PM showers tomorrow with a south breeze, a high of 78 and a low of 63.  Morning showers Saturday with a stiff NNE breeze,  a high of 72 and a low of 57.  Sunny Sunday with a NE breeze, a high of 77 and a low of 54.  Mostly sunny Monday with a light SE breeze, a high of 77 and a low of 53.  Sunny Tuesday with a SSE breeze, a high of 77 and a low of 60.  Showers Wednesday with a brisk south breeze, a high of 73 and a low of 61.  Partly cloudy next Thursday with a WNW breeze, a high of 77 and a low of 56.  Pleasant next Friday and next weekend with highs about 80.  Scattered thunderstorms to start the week of the 27th.
    Darel was slower yesterday with low numbers but he had a very nice day.  Doug took him to deliver fencepost for a fencing job and they wound up at Nicki's enjoying a seafood platter for lunch.
    No watering today!  Maybe?  Looking out the window i can see that we have lots of laid over pots.  As we right those plants up we may have to water them.  I had set the soaker hose up to turn on at five when i got up.  didn't need to do that.
    The first basket of tomatoes went on the stand yesterday.  They are gone already.  Heather is bringing out more tomorrow.  Green beans are done unless we get a second crop.  August is half gone and I think the second round of swallows went with it.  There were none lined up on the wires this morning.
    My new printer is installed.  the old one died right after i bought a supply of ink.  Changes in technology, a very good sale on a printer, and Staples willingness to give me credit for the ink bought me a new printer, two extra ink cartridges and I got a $1.89 back!
    It is so wet out that a thick haze has moved in, so thick it has given us another hundredth of moisture giving us exactly an inch.  Bright sun is burning it off.  I'm expecting a beautiful day, hoping yours is too.  Sally

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

8/15/18
Happiness is a decision.  You are as happy as you decide to be.

69 degrees . calm with fog.  Thunderstorms likely this afternoon with a light SW breeze, a high of 82 and a low of 63.  Sunny tomorrow with a brisk NW breeze, a high of 79 and a low of 54.  Sunny Friday morning, showers in the afternoon, during the night and on Saturday.  A south breeze Friday with a high of 78 and a low of 63.  A brisk NNE breeze Saturday with a high of 73 and a low of 55. Sunny Sunday with a NE breeze, a high of 777 and a low of 53.  Sunny Monday with a SE breeze, a high of 79 and a low of 53.  Sunny Monday with a Light SE breeze, a high of 79 and a low of 54.  Partly cloudy Tuesday with a south breeze, a high of 79 and a low of 59.  Showers next Wednesday with a SSW breeze, a high of 73 and a low of 57.  Pleasant the next seven days, including the weekend, with highs about 80 and lows about 60.
    Darel had a good day yesterday.  Visiting in the morning and going to Bangor for an oil change and some other errands in the afternoon.
   The red squirrel cuts off the head of the sunflower, , holds it in his front paws and eats it like an ear of corn.  Ot even eats quite a bit of the center.  Too bad that they  can cause so much havoc.
    Weeding, harvesting and watering yesterday.  Today I'll be running the soaker hose on the cucumbers, even if we get today's forecast thunderstorms it won't be enough water for the cucumbers.
   There were two pullet eggs yesterday.  That means it is time to think about butchering some old hens.  Fall is coming way too fast!  We need to take time to enjoy all the flowers that are blooming!  Have a good day, Sally