It seems like all it did this weekend was rain. We have puddles in our backyard, so I guess that while all of the expensive re-grading we had done may have helped somewhat, it wasn’t enough. I will say that things are much better on the side of the house where it used to stay so wet, so the French drain did help that. I may decide to put one in the backyard, too.
It finally stopped raining long enough yesterday evening for Terry to go out and harvest a few more goodies from her garden. She said the tomato plants were all dead, so these are the last of those she will get for the season. But the pepper plants are still doing good, as is the kale, and the squash. It’s a good thing that Alli likes squash with her kibble, because the refrigerator is full of it right now.
I have been busy writing in my new Big Lake book as much as possible, and Terry has been doing the first round of editing and proofreading. Yesterday I sent off another seven or eight chapters to Judy and Roberta to do their thing. I’m well past the halfway point and I have a sneaking suspicion I know “who done it.” But I’ve been wrong before and I might be wrong again, depending on what the characters have up their sleeves. They are a sneaky bunch!
I doubt I’ll get much writing done today because we have to go back into town for a medical appointment for Terry. And with any luck, we will find some mischief to get into while we’re there.
Congratulations Patty Richardson, winner of our drawing for an audiobook of Titanic 1912: The original news reporting of the sinking of the Titanic by Ken Rossignol, including first-hand accounts of survivors as told to reporters who met the ship bringing them from where they were saved from lifeboats. The surviving crew describes the crucial moments after the ship hit the iceberg and a crewman testifies just three days after the sinking that the ship had a fire in its coal bunkers from the time it set sail.
We had 44 entries this time around. Stay tuned, a new contest starts soon. Note: Due to the high shipping cost of printed books and Amazon restrictions on e-books and audiobooks to foreign countries, only entries with US addresses and e-mail addresses are allowed. After 90 days, unclaimed prizes revert back to the drawing pool for a future contest.
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 – Poor people are often generous because they know what it’s like to have nothing.