That said, I'm finally here :-)
Now... on to more interesting things.
IT'S HOT OUT... and when I say hot ... it was in the 90's yesterday and it is now 85F. (convert it yourself).
First off... I would like to print a retraction. Whoa, however, it is not my first one ha ha.
I said in the last blog: "Speaking of allergies... there was an EpiPen workshop last Saturday. I missed it, it was not announced."
Seems it WAS announced. There were flyers (which I apparently missed) and announcements over the PA system. (Royce pointed this out to me :-D ). Now, those of us in Helios cannot hear the PA system that is at the Outback. It is pointed away from us. Plus it is garbled a lot of the time. Plus the aerator is louder than the PA system. So... I missed all that. Now, if I make a mistake in the blog, let me know. If you want anything put in the blog, email me.
Royce sent me the following three photos, with his comments. Thanks! I like people to send me stuff. As you know, I always forget to take pictures... and when I do ... they are usually fuzzy.
"There are two "traffic calmers" near the washroom/playground area. Aren't they cute! I'm going to start yelling at cars who exceed the posted speed limit. Or should I just pass their names on to management? In my car, I can go 11 km simply by taking my foot off the accelerator!"
"The Help Yourself Herb Garden is ready to go (and weed....) And thanks to Tina for making the sign - so professional!"
(I don't know where this is located but I think it is near the washrooms. )
"There are two EpiPen kits, one for children (under 66 pounds) and one for adults) in the washroom in Beckett circle."
(Blue to the sky, orange to the thigh - hey, I watch the commercials... )
The water pipe for the Outback is being put down now. At least I think that is what they are doing as there are holes being dug and Peter was called in on his day off to hook up the pipe. (grinning)
That was this morning... now it is around 6pm and the water is now to the Outback and the piles of dirt/bricks/concrete are gone. Those guys are really good.
The Square Foot Gardens are being used this year. They haven't been used at all over the past few years and it is nice to see plants in them. I have some of the gardens and brought in a truckload of triple mix to top up my gardens.
I filled the HUGE water tank with a hose yesterday... I think it took me about an hour to fill. I also whippersnipped the whole area and picked up some bricks to hold down the entrance screen at the bottom ... as we do NOT want bunnies wandering around inside the gardens.
The entrance is in the middle, there are THREE hooks and bricks for the bottom.
Raining now... but still 82F. Holey cow... is it ever raining now. The power just went off for a few seconds and is back on.
Babies!! We now have baby robins. Thanks Judy for the photos.
The trees are turning yellow but I think it is either the COLD night weather we have had or the lack of water.
The roads are flooded and there is a thunderstorm happening... we are getting the entire month's rain in one afternoon. What fun.
The new road repairs to the Outback... is really flooded...
Temperature is now 66F... brrrrr. It has dropped 20 degrees in about an hour.
If you haven't purchased your plants for your gardens, you should hurry. We drove to three places today and most of the vegetables were gone... except for tomatoes.
We had an Osprey hovering over the lake a little while ago ... big bird, looking for fishies. I've never seen a bird that big hover in one spot for that long. The little birds do not like him and keep chasing him (or her). Ospreys only eat fish... according to my bird book.
Looks like the weather is breaking... time to finish planting my garden. I was caught in the storm, was soaked to the skin and drove back (rather quickly) in the driving rain in an open golf cart. I really didn't want to get hit by lightning.