We have been having a heat wave here for quite a while, but the weather man told me last night that today would be a bit cooler. Hooray!! A perfect day to make a glass of lemonade and take my book out to the front porch and enjoy the sights & sounds of Summer.
Just before I sat down I (thank heavens) took a look at the chair. Here is what I saw.
Ughh & double ugghh!! Can't stand spiders. When I looked around a bit more I noticed that he and most of his extended family had taken up residence on my porch during the heat wave. Well, I certainly can't enjoy my book with all of these creatures lurking about so it's off I go to fetch my extend-a-pole cobweb duster. Dust, dust, stomp, stomp. There ~ that's better. Now let's try again.
Oh, what's this? Oh yes, the rest of the impatiens that never made it into that pot before the heat wave began. I did manage to dump water on them a few times in the past few weeks.
Well, now I certainly won't be able to concentrate on my book knowing that there are impatiens nearby struggling to stay alive. Okey dokey, off to the garage for the trowel & watering can. Plant, plant, water, water. Much better. I think now I'm set. Take a seat ~ just about ready to open the book ~ oh my gosh are these chairs and the porch railing ever dirty. Inner voice ~ try to forget about it and just read. I tried, but sorry the grit & grime was preoccupying my thoughts. Sooo, off to the garage again for this:
Wash, wash, scrub, scrub, rinse, rinse. Geez it's getting hot out here. I thought the heatwave was over. Into the house for ice water. Back outside. Wash, scrub & rinse some more. Into the house to sit in the A/C for awhile. Recover. Back outside to put away cleaning tools, trowel, potting soil and hose.