--Grated a bunch of yellow squash and tossed in the freezer for later when I make spaghetti sauce, diced up a bunch of peppers and did the same with those, made cucumbers and onions and then pulled a bunch of weeds in the garden. My arm and hand have not been happy since.
--We got over 3” of rain over the weekend. That’s good for the sake of the soybeans and the garden.
--Saturday night the weather was insane. I’ve never heard such a loud boom of thunder in my life. I was so worried about Sarge. His kennel is covered and he has a dog house, but still.
He was barking like crazy. We finally got up and just let him out and let him go under the lean two of the barn. There is another dog house there and a dog bed. But, most importantly, we have a couple of camp chairs set up back there. That’s where you’ll find the boy.
We ended up just leaving him outside on his own last night too. He’s not going anywhere.
--My mom and I worked on garage sale stuff Saturday. OMG! I can’t believe all the new stuff there is and what a variety of things. I told her we need to advertise this as a slum lords dream.
They have a large piece of brand new formica, a large Rubbermaid container full of brand new door handles and locks (I’m talking probably 25-30 of them!), a new range hood, a barely used ventless gas fireplace, boxes and boxes and boxes of ceramic tile, 6-7 sinks and faucets, lighting, ceiling fans, doors, A/C unit, etc. My mom has cases of new t-shirts from when they had their embroidery business and there is tons of Christmas stuff, exercise stuff, pet accessories, tons of household items (pots, pans, microwave, dishes, chairs, tables, pictures, ironing boards), lawn and garden type of items, antiques, craft accessories (stain glass making tools, quilting and rug making supplies, etc.), one of those turkey fryer things (that’s brand new too), camping equipment and tons more.
--I took a load of crap over there and I think I ended up coming home with more than I took.
I did take one of those commercial mop buckets. I was going to buy one a couple weeks ago but they didn’t have them in town. Glad I didn’t because this saved me about $60.
I also got an old Danish teapot and cup, hummingbird feeder, one of my Christmas stockings, a couple of old gunny sacks....one of them is from the town in Oregon I went to grade school....and some spare tile for my office in case I ever need to replace a piece.