Even with the weatherman saying we were going to get some storms Friday night, Austin from ProScape recommended that we water the area where they installed hay and grass seed and sod. So much of yesterday was spent moving hoses and sprinklers around to make sure I got everything covered.
I was pleased to see most of the area in the backyard was pretty dry before I started the watering process. Up till now that’s been a sloppy mud hole most of the time, so hopefully all of the hard work the crew from ProScape did is having a good effect. I guess we’ll know more after the storms come and go.
When I wasn’t running inside and out, moving the hoses every 20 minutes or so, I was working on A Changing World, my new Tinder Street book. I started out by making corrections to the last several chapters that Judy and Roberta proofread, then I began narrating. By the end of the day I had another 4,100 words in. That puts me a little over 40,000 words total, so things are moving right along.
I knocked off about 5 PM, then went outside and moved all of Terry’s plants and trees into the garage to protect them from the predicted storm. While I was out there I also installed a shackle tow hitch into the receiver on the back of my Kawasaki Mule. This will come in handy for a lot of projects we have planned around here.
As I am writing this, the storm system is still to the west of us and just making its way into Mississippi. The weatherman said we would start getting hit sometime after midnight, so we expected to be in for a wet and noisy night. Earlier reports said there was a possibility of tornadoes, but by 10. PM, it looked like everything was moving north of us. I’m optimistic that everything will be fine.
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And finally, here’s a chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us.
Thought For The Day – If you need the threat of Hell to be a good person, then you’re just a bad person on a leash.