It was quite the busy weekend here. On Saturday, Rob took the other half of the roof off the greenhouse. We had already talked about not trying to do it all in one day, so left it off Saturday night and put the new one on Sunday morning. Thankfully it didn't rain. Now all the hard part is done. Next weekend, I'll paint the floor and then we can start building the shelving that's going inside. And, then I can move plants back in and clear some of them off the deck. I'll be very glad to get that done. Sunday was Fathers day and despite feeling bad about him having to work on a special day, we worked very had and got the new roof on.
I was the hander. In one hand, I had the hammer and nails and in the other hand, I had the drill and screws, and whatever he needed, I handed him. It would have been easy, but then he'd need something that wasn't either of those tools and I'd have to go get it and then he'd ask for the hammer or the drill and I'd have to go get it. And, he'd stand there waiting. It was so much like working with my Dad that I almost cried. Thank God he didn't have me holding the flashlight. I would have ended up balled up in a corner if he had.
This is the view from inside. The gray roof makes a significant difference in the amount of sunshine and the amount of heat that builds up in there. The building is 12ft long and running along both sides, there will be a 6ft shelving unit. At the back, I'll have space for soil and pots and tools. But, the shelving units will be free standing in case they need to be moved to a shadier or sunnier spot. In winter, there should be room for everything except the fruit trees in here.
Yesterday, I celebrated Rob. He's a great Dad. Even though all this with Syd has been a pain in the rear, he's stepped up to every bit of it, putting his stuff on hold so he can help her consolidate her stuff and move and get settled. I made a roast for dinner and frosted a carrot cake I had in the freezer and we exchanged cards. He's not going to be here this week for our anniversary, so he gave me my card early. Inside was a slip of paper that said "Time for another adventure" and inside were tickets to see JINKX MONSOON! It's always monsoon season! If you're not familiar, Jinkx is a famous drag queen. We've followed her since she won Rupaul's Drag Race. She's talented as a singer and comedian and she just wrapped up a Broadway musical. She set her mind to do that and she made it happen and I am one of her biggest and most devoted fans. And, we're going to get to see her live, on stage, in late July. I nearly wet myself.
Only a few flower pics this week. The daylilies are winding down, but I was able to get a couple of nice pics as their last blooms opened.
The Texas Red Star Hibiscus bloomed this week. There are a couple plants in this grouping that are planted on too much of a slope and I'm having trouble getting them watered. I'm going to have to work on that. Should be way enough to solve with some soil and a few chunks of pottery that I can use as a dam.
And, this little orange mini-rose that was in too much sun and nearly lost all its leaves. If it ain't happy, then dig it up and move it.
I don't know if the repube shitshow is the same for everyone. I'm feeling like LGBTQ+ people are being singled out for persecution to cover the crimes of the party's leadership. I sure hope these people get their just desserts here on earth, where we can watch.
But, we can't just be the light. We have to shine the light on things that are wrong and people that are wrong. I'm tired of being civilized in the face of a lack of civility.
Everybody have a great day. Find something you love to do and try to find a couple minutes to enjoy it. Be kind to one another.
This week was busy. We had the first hurricane in the gulf on the first day of hurricane season. Thankfully, it was a big nothing, but I hope it's not a sign of the year to come. Work has been very busy due to a LOT of requests for assistance by people all over the company. I joked with my boss about how hard it is to be one of the popular kids, but in truth, I love it. I love having my memory tested and can proudly say that I am still firing on all eight. I enjoyed spending time with Syd this week. We've settled into our own daily routine and generally stay out of one another's way. We're getting lots of rain, which is doing the garden good, but it meant I only got to spend a little time out there and the rest has been spent inside, sorting through what I own to decide what I should continue to own and what I need to send away. And, I learned how to make coffee in a French press...who knew I'd been grinding my beans to finely for all these years. It's been a good week.
I've had a variety of daylilies bloom. This one is 'green'. I put that in parentheses because there seems to always be someone with no imagination that reminds me that they're really yellow. And, they are, but they're close enough to the green side of the spectrum that they come off as green in the right light.