I didn’t do a whole lot after arriving home yesterday. I napped, I put away some of the crap that was strewn about the house, I watched a lot of tv, and then I went to bed early.

There is much to accomplish in the five weeks leading up to the trip to Iowa for RAGBRAI. This morning will find me in Wee Little Farm attempting to tame the beast. I have dead plants to pull, small plants to transplant, and zucchini and potatoes to harvest. I noticed yesterday that I have a nice spaghetti squash forming, I hope the asshole critters won’t try to eat it before I can.

It’s a waiting game to see if the Florida house roof repair satisfies the insurance company so that the bank will approve the load for the buyer. I can’t tell you how much I am hoping that this purchase goes to completion so that I can stop being responsible for the management of that house. And oh, the money that I receive from the sale will help refill the coffers that I’ve drained since 2021.

Wordle: four, my starter was LEAST
Connections: COMPLETE FAIL, X > X > X > X

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21 Responses to 2024-06-12

  1. Steve says:

    Wordle in 5. NYT has a nice article about strategy for solving.

    Dragging this morning, as I didn’t get home from the Games meeting until 9:30. That 5AM alarm was tough.

    Good luck on the house. I know how stressful the real estate business can be- on both sides of the sale.


    • Thanks. From what I understand the buyer is buying for his daughter and is willing to put a lot of work into the house, so, although there are no guarantees in real estate, if the loan can be approved I might be down to worrying about the state of just one house again.

      • Barb says:

        so you have to have the roof good enough to sell – even though you are selling as is?

        • We have to have the roof in a condition which satisfies the insurance company, so that the bank is comfortable making the loan. The seller has told us he intends to replace the roof, but until the bank is happy we can’t be.

  2. Barb says:

    wordle in 3- very lucky guess
    Connections – total fail

  3. Been a highly productive day so far. Started working in WLF around 6:30am; harvested potatoes and garlic, transplanted peppers and a couple of small marigolds, and watered. I have yet to harvest the peppers and zucchini which are ready, I will do that later. WLF is a complete jungle, but all in all is doing okay for the lack of attention I have been able to give it. The only real bad things to occur are the imminent death of a small fig tree, and the death of my other rhubarb.

    I also gave my road bike a proper cleaning since I intend to return to the saddle tomorrow night.

    • Showered and resting on the couch for a few minutes watching this young couple, both very easy on the eyes, renovate the house they bought. Given the scenery I think that they are located in Vancouver (Canada) and are having an incredibly hard time with the work and the government, who continues to put permitting roadblocks in their way.

    • Barb says:

      I need to go pick some rubarb.
      Maybe I’ll do that now.
      It’s getting to the end of the season, it’s too hot now.
      I’m going to bring some frozen back, do you want some?

      • If you can, sure! Mine was looking great and then up and dies on me. I heard you should wait until the second year to eat it, so I was looking forward to eating some next year.

        • Barb says:

          just leave it – it needs a few seasons to be any good. Our patch has been there since I was a kid – so – at least 50 years. (its like asparagus – mine was finally growing good after a few years & Allan somehow killed it)

        • Barb says:

          Luis & Patrick wants some – so I’m picking some for them too.
          Patrick said he will make a strawberry rhubarb crisp & invite us over for dinner.

  4. Jenka says:

    I came to comment three hours ago and then got distracted. That is all.

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