Friday, four sessions at the library computer (morning and afternoon) with a break for lunch. Home again at five... oops! Was supposed to be there enough before five for Leofwyna to go to Isadora's... and for me to wait for the no-show LTT guy. Saturday, up early to bring more compost to the community garden and harvest some green beans such it's supposed to be not quite so hot today. The overcast disappeared just about as I was finishing up so mowing will wait until late afternoon today.
Another week has passed without getting my Lilies notes transcribed. That will be my next post. This week we've had rain a couple times so getting the lawn mowed took some planning. Got that done Monday while Leofwyna was at a pre-cook for coronation. Friday was a movie... Wonder Woman was as good as friends had indicated. Other wise the week was the usual gaming on Sunday, FoodNet Tuesday*, MagMor get-together and supper on Wednesday. The computer has locked up again over the weekend and this time NTT says it's the computer and not the connection so nothing they can fix. Leofwyna has Fausti lined up for a replacement, just have to wait for it to be accomplished. So I've been spending time at the library for computer access. With the computer down I've been spending time in the evenings upstairs with Leofwyna watching tv and fripping. Got two bags done this week. This morning (Thursday) I found water on the floor downstairs again so that's to deal with today. Last night at supper Owain and Gerald sounded like they were willing to help with pruning the maple tree. If I can get Arne, too, we should be able to make good work of it without the expense of the tree surgeon who's going to be working on the tree next door. That sounds like a much better ideal fiscally. As long as no one hurts themselves.

*potato, flour, carrots, raspberries, half dozen eggs, apple turnovers, pasta, cake mix, hamberger helper, green beans
I need to find my notebook before I can post for Lilies so that will be posted out of order. Meanwhile, I came home Friday, loafed Saturday, mowed half the lawn Sunday before going to gaming Sunday evening at Theron's. Monday I finished mowing and emptied the camper and RAV. Tuesday I weeded the tomato bed and did several loads of laundry. Tuesday evening after going to FoodNet Leofwyna and I went to the cheap movies to see Wonder Woman which was well worth going downtown for. At FoodNet we'd gotten lots of bananas, a couple artichokes, two cauliflower heads, four lemons, a dozen brown eggs and more to Wednesday afternoon and evening I baked several batches of banana bread in addition to going for the Wednesday meeting and supper.
Thursday I mowed The Entire Yard for the first time this spring with the bagger. Boy howdy, that wore me out. It's looking good though with all the yellow dandilion heads gone. At the sewing table the last of the Kronberg blend blocks has become a top and they've all boxed up and ready to leave the house.
Monday I went to get the nut needed for the tree lopper and a new spool for the weed whacker. Back at home I removed several branches from the north maple tree to get more sun to the garden beds. Then I whacked around the edges of the raised beds and the fenceline. It's amazing how quickly the hands and backs of legs start getting tight and sore. We went to Perkins for supper... I refused to cook. At the sewing table one set of blocks were assembled into a top and a second started.
Saturday was a pretty day and so I got the rest of the concrete blocks unloaded, then got the waterbarrel leveled and raised so it will be much more useful this year. Tonight I'm working on a few more Kronberg squares and when I have enough for another top I'll pack up what's left for awhile. I need to work up garb for myself and Gold Key so I can clear out some boxes.
Thursday I find I miss the structure of heading out in the morning to the library for computer time.  Anyway I breakfasted at home while on the computer then headed out for errands.  Trying to pick up a Craigslist item proved a bust; the woman didn't know how to communicate details and I gave up on her after a second try.  Back at home I finished mowing the lawn using the bag and filling the east compost bin.  With Leofwyna gone off to music practice I grabbed some supper then spent my time in front of the tv frippering bedskirts I'd picked up in Colorado.  From this fabric I'll make a couple Gold Key shirts, a very large man's doublet for Camera Key and a blue quilt back.  Not bad for six bucks.  Leofwyna asked for birthday present suggestions; I'll have to think on this.
Wednesday I made a quick run to the library for one computer session and hurried home to be on hand when the tech came.  Turns out they were able to do the fix off-site as the system opened right up.  I've got to remember to deal with this right away instead of procrastinating the way I've been doing.  Went out and continued working the compost piles.  Leofwyna is mowing with the bag and putting chopped leaves in the bin.  We had scribal tonight followed by supper at Tandor.  
Saturday after lunch and computer time at the library I attacked the lace vine on the north boundary while Leofwyna bagged up the last of the forsythia branches.  Arne had come with his chain saw and whacked those down for us this afternoon.  At the sewing table the orange essembleges are taking the shape of pumpkins.

NOTE: I owe Arne an apple crisp.
Thursday I woke up with a 'raw' throat which generally presages a nasty cold.  Still, I went to lunch and the library for a couple sessions on the computer.  Back at home in the afternoon Leofwyna and I went out to deal with the forsythia bush.  After roughly 15 years the city sent notification it MUST be cut back to 30 inches this week..,. a forsythia bush at 30 inches is nothing so it's coming out altogether more's the pity.  It's been a lovely spring display all these years. 
Thursday after lunch and some computer time at the library I stopped in at the grocery and planned three meals for the weekend.  Back at home I emptied the water barrels for the winter, harvested the green tomatoes, pulled the vines and stacked the cages.  I put together pizza for supper.  At the sewing table I finished the tea party top and started a junk top for Kronberg which was nearly finished, too, when I 'hit the wall' and headed up to bed.  Leofwyna had tiles laid out all over the laundry room floor trying to decide on a layout and figure how many to buy as some of the stuff we'd picked up didn't work due to size, depth or grout style.  She's brought home one tub of mud and I'm just waiting for her to be out of the way to start the scratch coat.  I think more than one tub of that size may be required though.
Sunday after lunch I spent part of the afternoon on the computer at the library.  I mowed the verges, watered and picked tomatoes, then Leofwyna and I did a little condensing in the garage before I cleaned up to go to game night where I killed at least three kobalds.  Back at home I continued putting together the vintage wedding ring eyes.  It was late when Leofwyna and I cleared the laundry room for tomorrow's laborers.
Thursday morning I packed and loaded foodish things in the van.  We washed bed linens and towels.  We were ready to go by noon but lingered in case the travelers might pull in (turns out they didn't get in until 5pm).  We pulled out about one o'clock, stopped at Subway for our lunch and afternoon eats and got on the road home.  We drove through three storms as we went but were treated to a very long-lasting rainbow at the Wyoming-Nebraska border.  We  pulled in at home about 12:30 and were greated by both Cassie and Patsy who was coming over to see if she needed attention.  Belinda had already left for her Ansteora weekend.

Friday we unloaded the van, packed and loaded up the van, hooked up the camper and by 3pm was on the road to Des Moines for Queen's Prize Saturday.  We did pull into Des Moines in time to hit a couple Goodwills but neither of us found anything tempting.  Supper was at Red Lobster and set up at Walmarts fairly close to site.  There was lots to see and Leofwyna didn't miss a thing.  I was a little weary to I sat and stitched most of the afternoon.  Court was long as there were two Laurel elevations in addition to all the usual business.  I was disappointed that Gerald was not part of that business so it's likely to happen somewhere, sometime that I am not there.  We drove home Saturday night, pulling in about 11pm and we're totally ready to stay close to home the rest of the year.

Sunday I mowed the verges and part of the back but when I stopped to move the hose I couldn't get the hot mower started up.  I left the front for Leofwyna and the back for the next day as I needed to shower and be gone to have some supper before gaming.  Theron had a 'side' adventure set up for us in honor of Pirates' day Monday.

Monday after some computer time I finished mowing the back and dug potatoes, including one of the squares where there had been a volunteer potato (3 spuds).  I found several grubs and lots of slugs in the very wet earth.  Happily they don't seem to have hurt the potatoes though I'd hope for more than 3/4 of a 5 gallon bucketful.

At the sewing table I'm still working on sniglets but starting to cut 6.5 squares and adding red print sashing.
Sunday I mowed the entire lawn in one "swell foop" before heading out to Theron's for gaming.  At the sewing table early and late I worked on sniglets.  I was awake off and on all night with reflux... shouldn't have had that late breakfast at VI after gaming I guess.
Oops, I let this go nearly a week so lets see what I can remember.  There were a few tomatoes available for picking beginning with the little'uns this week, a few Early Girls and a really big and appropriately named Big Boy. I dealt with garb laundry off and on all week.  A lot of time has gone into putting sniglets together and I'm only beginning to put 'threes' together.  Thursday while Leofwyna was out I mowed half the lawn, rain rolled in and put a stop to that.  Friday afternoon we went to a movie, Jason Bourne.  The saga continues.  Back at thome I finished the lawn while Leofwyna work on weeds invading the sidewalks.  Saturday was Gwyneth's pre-cook. I went for cutting up, left to go to the library awhile, then returned to help with clean-up.  Our computer was acting up over the weekend but has settled down again.  Sunday I went again to Theron's for gaming.  Monday I grilled steaks for supper with green beans and garden potatoes   In the evening I finally got the cinnamon pickles canned... 13 pints of pickles plus one pint of cinnamon syrup.  Tuesday Leofwyna was gone for a pre-cook.  Quick storms came through; one out by Pioneer Park and one through Havelock.  Fighters thought they might have to cancel but they were spared.  After going to FoodNet I brought home one potato, one lime, strawberries, spagetti, one artichoke, one zucchini, a veggie tray, half a dozen brown eggs, cooked salmon, a jug of diet pepsi and fat free cream cheese,  I've cooked the eggs and potatoes (accumulated from FoodNet and my garden) to make potato salad.  I made a lettuce salad for my supper with strawberries, pod peas, tiny tomatoes but no salmon (it was too fishy for me).  I'm still working on that bottle of wonderful cherry vinegrette.  I sure hope I can find more of it when the bottle's empty.  Wednesday afternoon I cleared up the kitchen, made banana bread and muffins and cleared up the kitchen again before heading out for A&S-largess a little late but I won't miss out on the supper group going to Old Chicago.
Monday I woke up too late for morning mowing so I headed out for lunch and to stop at the Game shop for a figurine and some dice.  A stop at the south Goodwill and I found a small tin to keep them in.  Back at home I mowed and after supper I washed the lime off the cukes and put them to soak overnight.  At the sewing table I'm still cutting pink strips.
Saturday morning I got the lawn mowed and the cinnamon syrup boiled up.  Lazed away the afternoon.  At the sewing table in the evening I finished the mountains majesty top.
Wednesday after a quiet afternoon I headed out for moot at the library followed by supper with the group at Cowboy Chicken.  Thursday I was up bright and early to get the lawn mown before the day heated up again.  I spent the afternoon and evening at the sewing table putting the pink/purple strips into two tops.  There's a large segment leftover so a third, bordered, top is planned with that.
NOTE:  At some point this month I looked up the Cat House again and find that Maggie has apparently found a new home as she is no longer listed as available.  Good luck, Maggie, and bless you!


Jul. 8th, 2016 10:43 am
Thursday I picked up the lawnmower, had lunch at KFC and returned books and audios to the library.  Back at home I mowed the lawn in two sessions finishing up about seven o'clock.  
Sunday in spite of the heat we mowed as thunder storms are predicted this week.  The gas cap vibrated itself off and I wasn't able to find it.  Very annoying but the mower goes to the shop to have the front wheels replaced so the cap can be replaced also.  We took the RAV in to be serviced on our way to supper at Golden Corral.  At the sewing table I sorted and folded plastic grocery bags to get the cupboard cleared out.  



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