Home, but not as relieved as I’d like to be.
Within ten minutes of arriving at the house I discovered some critter is trying to dig a hole to China in some of my planters, including one that is covered with netting! Some of the holes are in grow bags, so it doesn’t appear as of the critter is coming up from below ground. These holes are different from those dug by squirrels and too deep for cats, so I assuming it’s a rat, raccoon, or opossum? I saw that WLF caught 2.5″ of rain over the weekend, the filled buckets that I have in placed to catch rain also gave me a hint that it rained heavily, since they are filled, while I was gone. And for some reason both of my rhubarb plants died over the weekend. Farming can be hard…
Inside the house I tried to flick off a speck of dirt from my leg, and it jumped. Now I have at least one goddamn flea in the house; one of my chores today is to buy some flea spray.
The drive home itself was fairly uneventful. The only near incident occurred on the one-lane on-ramp to I-275 in Tampa when the driver in a commercial van ahead of me inexplicably came to a complete stop. WTF people, learn to drive!
In the category of “Paulie’s Mysterious Health Problems” there is a new entry: both armpits have a rash, which I am hoping to chalk up to “heat rash” caused by excessive sweating in a hot and humid Florida. I can eliminate new soaps since I used the soap I brought with me. If they don’t clear up in a day or two I will be headed to a Doc In A Box for evaluation. Oh joy!
I solved today’s Wordle in four attempts; my starter today was SPARK.
Tuesday Tale of the Tape: sparing myself the shame today.