Yesterday was a busy day indeed. While I was not quite out with the sun I did make it out to WLF pretty early and put in over four hours of manual choring. I transplanted a boatload of squash seedlings, planted some zucchini seedlings into a bed for which I cleared out some underperforming brassicas and a dying red cabbage, harvested all of my leeks, planted three small pepper plants into a raised bed, and finally dug a new garden bed into which I transplanted two rhubarb plants. I was sweaty and worn out by lunch time.
After recuperating a bit, I treated myself to lunch at home, sausage and bean casserole. Yum! I then drove up to West Stride (think “OK Cafe”) to look into buying new running shoes from Sal. It was as if Sal knew I was arriving because I was barely out of my car when I saw her come out of the store; obviously it was a coincidence. In almost no time I walked out of the store with a new pair of Brooks Ghost 14. I may not run faster, but I will look faster, and perhaps won’t re-injure my foot next time I run.
I decided to stay out for a little while longer so I took “A Man Called Ove” to Fire Maker Brewing for a couple of beers. Apparently while I was away from EAV Mother Nature dumped a shitload of rain on the neighborhood. Normally I’d be happy about this (for the crops) but I had already watered the farm and had hung two towels to dry; obviously they did not dry…
I made a “quick” Kroger stop on my way home. It was quick to pick up the few essentials that I needed, but not so quick to check out, because, Kroger.
It was Betsy’s turn to cook and I was excited to start watching the new season of “Top Chef”. However, I thought that I saw the episode on Hulu, but actually it was on Peacock, to which Betsy does not subscribe. Betsy made delicious enchiladas for dinner, and we watched an episode of a Gordon Ramsey travel show.
One of the other chores I (finally) accomplished yesterday was to make an appointment to take the M6 in for a much needed routine maintenance visit. I will be headed out of Dodge at some point next week (note to self: get that automated watering system in place!), so I want to ensure that I am running with fresh oil and all things have been inspected.
I am hoping yesterday’s unexpected rain was an anomaly. I am actually going out to lay tonight’s trail early this morning (I may be out there as you read this) because I am going to meet up with Davey for a Beltline walk at 1:00pm. After walking with Davey I will walk my trail again, making any necessary corrections so that people can run the trail without a hitch. Hashers will meet at Brownwood Park in East Atlanta at 7:00pm, and be off at 7:30pm. Once the pack is out I will walk to Long Cut Dong’s house and start my evening of drinking.
Hope that you are having a good week and that you are remaining healthy.
I solved today’s Wordle in four attempts; my starter today was CHORE. I thought I would do better but I fell into a careless trap. Oh well.