On Friday after work I drove up to Briarcliff and Lavista to meet up with some old friends for beers at Red Pepper Taqueria. Little did I know that upon return home I’d be doing so through two inches of unforecasted rain! To make matters worse, I had pulled in most of my rain catching trays because it wasn’t supposedly to rain Friday!
Saturday morning’s walk with Betsy and Bella was fun, but shortened due to heat and humidity. At Joe’s Coffee Shop I scored a 5lb bag of spent coffee grounds to add to WLF. I filled another bag of litter prior to meeting up with Betsy, and did a quick Kroger run on foot afterward. In total I may have walked 4.5-5.0 miles.
A some point Saturday my mood turned sad and I didn’t want to do anything, go anywhere, or see anyone. I sat at home eschewing the party to which I was invited, an invite to drink beer with a couple of friends, and using my $5 birthday credit at Red’s Beer Garden on its final day of validity. I sat around watching videos the rest of the day and then making a frozen pizza for dinner.
I have mastered the art of growing potatoes so that you don’t have too many to eat. Dangen! I harvested three potato sowings, all different varieties, and had a dismal yield from each. One of the varieties also had a few that rotted, which means that they were probably too wet (Nature’s fault) or left in the ground too long (my fault). On the brighter side of WLF I continue to harvest cucumbers (also made pickles with some), tomatoes, and eggplant. I cleared out part of a bed that had failing beets and turnips, and pulled all brassica (broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower) plants that were getting munched badly by bugs. I’m clearing space now in hopes of getting one more shot at production before frost hits later this year. WLF 2022 will be far more productive! I hope.
Yesterday I joined Bonnie and went to Wheelhopper. Since mountain biking is not my “jam”, mmmmm jaaaaaam, and Wheelhopper has joined Black Sheep in raising their price to $10 I shan’t be riding each month. However yesterday’s start was in Marietta and was laid by our friend Sal (in order to get her mug since it is a requirement to lay a trail to get a Wheelhopper mug), so I decided to go. Predictably I rode slowly and cautiously. Have I mentioned that mountain biking is not my “jam”, mmmmm jaaaaaam. By the time we got to the end, after returning to the start to change and get Bonnie’s car, most of the better beer had been consumed and all of the ice in the cooler had melted. At least there was a pool ending…
And now I will uncover the lede that I’ve buried — on Friday I turned in my resignation. A week from Friday I will once again be voluntarily unemployed. Scary, but absolutely necessary. Over the weekend my boss has attempted to contact me to change my mind. I suppose we will chat today, but at this point I not sure that I want my mind changed.
I will be attending tonight’s Moonlight Hash because I will be keeping Glory Mole (aka Bonnie) company as she lays the trail. The original hare backed out, so Bonnie stepped up to volunteer yesterday.
Hope your weekend was enjoyable, restful, and healthy.