MUST send smoke signals to friends: Did our town's Farmer's Market this morning. It's already too late for lettuce, so I had to get that at Sack'n'Save. Don't you think that's proof that there's no god? The lettuce gets done before the tomatoes and cucumbers. :-) Got some other produce there at the same time. A few days ago Em decided to do laundry and threw in some of my things along with his own. I don't put my outer clothes in the dryer, so I nearly broke the washing machine dial turning it off in time to fish out the softener ball. It would be much easier if he didn't throw my stuff in with his if he's going to ignore how the ball needs to be filled with softener. After the load was done, a pair of my shorts looked like the soap hadn't rinsed from them enough. Rain was scheduled and imminent, so I threw them over the back of an outside chair to get a second rinse on nature's dime after hanging the rest of the stuff in the laundry room. I looked out the window and saw a (maybe) adolescent Morning Dove using the cushion of my shorts to make his "perch" more comfortable. I saw him again this morning pecking around where I have my latest compost container. He(she) was picking at bits & pieces that had washed over the container with the rain, I suspect. It's rained every day the past almost 2 weeks, so I haven't been able to weed those grasses from the garden area. Anyway, reminded me of BO (Big One)... the survivor of two baby Morning Doves who were abandoned by their mom when a neighbor removed her air-conditioning unit. BO lived inside with us, being force-fed for several months until he(she) grew strong enough to be left outside on his(her) own. Dizzy (the sibling) didn't make it. RIP.
Do you remember BO, No. 2, thyungin? Memories...oh the memories.
We have two new CFL bulbs, but we haven't put them in anything yet. It's SUMMER; we barely even use any lights. I DID give away the Halogen Torchieres to the Disabled Veterans who came this week, though. Em's still complaining about that in a "just teasin' ya" way because we don't have lamps yet to replace them. We like torchieres and we like being able to adjust the amount of light emitted by lamps, so we'll replace those $20.00 lamps which use something like 200 kwh with $40.00 Energy Star torchieres which use more like 15 kwh. Hey...it all adds up.
No. 1 has remarked on this experiment more than once: "You're a crazy woman, Mama!", however...she's only flushing every 3rd time she pees! :-)
'snew with y'all?