Continuing on from the last blog, we now have the raised bed set in place
And tomatoes, peppers and cabbage planted
Wanting more to do, Leonard worked on removing brush from our side of the small creek that separates our property from the neighbors.
Then he tilled some ground that he had cleared last year and would bush hog to keep the growth down. By tilling he hopes only the grass will grow and give me more yard to mow.
Following all this work his shoulder and knee has been giving him some pain. And he has had to mostly rest for the last week.
We knew it would take a few weeks before the gas company would come to run gas lines to the house for our ventless fireplace, heater for basement and tankless hot water heater. We were sitting in the house complaining that it had been 3 weeks and wondering when they would arrive. I looked out the window and saw this.
Alrighty now. The lines were run to the house and we are now waiting for the plumber to get us on schedule to run the lines inside and then the gas company will return to connect us. Working on the line:
And this project means one less holly bush I need to keep trimmed.
The highlight of this month was a visit from daughter Terri who lives near Hershey, PA. She flew in last Sunday and left yesterday. I knew she was flying out of Harrisburg, PA and had a layover in Chicago and then to Birmingham where we would pick her up. What I didn't know was Grandson Justin and his girlfriend Karlie would be joining her in Chicago where they live. What a surprise.
Here they are:
Justin and Karlie were to fly back on Wednesday. On Monday the news was filled with threats of heavy storms, winds and possible tornadoes to hit our area on Wednesday. Knowing that, they changed their tickets and left on Tuesday.
Leaving early was a good idea as there were the rains and tornadoes in the area on Wednesday. At one point we were under a tornado watch and headed to our basement. Leonard made himself comfortable. Biscuit doesn't like going down the steps but once down he is fine. We were only down there about 30 minutes. No tornado near us but some did touch down in Cullman County.
Terri and I had planned on doing lots of work in the yard, mostly spreading mulch. The entire time she was here it rained and stormed. Nothing got done in the yard.
We did do some furniture shopping. I wanted to buy an occasional chair for the living room in a sage color. We went to at least 12 furniture stores here in Cullman and up in Decatur, AL. Everything is beige, gray or white. Nothing in sage and few in any color. We were told they could custom order a chair and to expect it around the Holidays. And they didn't mean Easter.
We are busy with our Boondocker guests. We have a rig parked here now until Monday. They arrived yesterday as did another who left a bit ago. Between now and May 1 we have 7 reservations. I'm sure there will be others as often contacts are made just a day or two ahead. So glad the Boondockers Welcome site keeps a calendar as sometimes it gets confusing.
We are now fully vaccinated with the Moderna shot. I had no reaction. Len was weak and slept for a day after his 2nd shot. Got up next day and was fine.
Well that's it for now, I think.
Until next time.