I spent most of this week putting stuff up. I made the pickle relish for the next year, made some apple chutney, and bagged up some freezer pickles. Our dinner menu depends on what strange buried packages I happen to find in the freezer. I have cleaned out the little freezer (the one on top of the fridge) wherein I found the pesto and the rest of the sofrito, plus the bags of pine nuts, and one of these days I will tackle the big freezer. I don't even know what is lurking in there. But whatever it is, we will eat it.
Today I planted out the sweet williams and other mystery perennials in the bed under the fruit trees out front. Oh, heck, I forgot I left the water on out front, better go turn it off before I flood the gutter.........
OK, I'm back. The new neighbor was walking by while I was moving the hose, and he told me that they have central air next door. Oh, the jealousy! Really, though, this next spring I am going to buy a little AC unit for the bedroom, and that should be sufficient. There are none left in town at the moment even if one had the money to buy one, so I will have to wait until next year. During the heat wave I invented a system for surviving the heat: I sit in front of the fan in the rocker (upholstery absorbed the heat so was too hot to sit on) with my back to the fan, then had a little fan in front of me blowing on my feet. This system presupposes that the power is on, which in this state is iffy.
Time to rest a bit and sip cool drinks...