Forty Days and Forty Nights

Is how long it’s going to rain. Okay, maybe that’s an exaggeration and it’s only going to rain all week, but it feels like it’s going to be forever. It will likely not rain all day every day, but there is rain forecast for most of the week, along with some possible thundershowers. At least the new plants will get well watered in.

Speaking of new plants, I put 50 baby perennials in on the shade side of the house last week. Those should, assuming they all grow and fill in nicely, finish off the gardens there. I might end up tucking a few things in here and there on the hill side but I want to wait a couple years to see how the plants already there fill out. Some are definitely spreading this year. We are also having the same landscape company that did the front hill last year come back and do more work. They will bury the downspouts in front and the driveway side of the house and have them drain out on the hill, and extend the garden on that hill a bit further. We’re having a firepit area put in as well as a patio block base for the grills. And the back yard will be tilled over, leveled out, topsoil added, and a new seed mix of low growing pollinator friendly plants put in. That will be the start of the conversion plan for the yard. After that, we can start planning where the beds of flowers and such will go. But for now, at least we will be getting rid of the useless grass and putting in something that will help the bees, butterflies, birds, and other wildlife more.

We have a mystery stink in the refrigerator. Originally, I thought it was likely some science experiment in the back of a shelf that got a bit too ripe, but I cleaned it all out and got rid of anything that wasn’t going to get eaten. Nothing too bad, but some stuff that just needed to go. And that wasn’t the problem. I had cleaned and relined the veg drawers at the same time, but then I pulled the drawers out, thinking maybe something got stuck under one of them. Nope. Pulled the whole thing out from the wall to check under and behind for dead critterage- nope. Wiped down the door seal- nope. Next up is pulling all the shelves out to see if something is spoiling behind or on the sides. Then see if I can find the drain tubing and drip pan, in case the tubing is blocked with something nasty. If all that fails, well, I don’t know. But it reeks every time we open the door. Only the fridge part- the freezer doesn’t smell and neither does the lower cold compartment. Weird.

Not much else is going on right now. It looks like it will be a mostly indoor week but that’s okay. There is stuff to be done in here, so a rainy week will let me get to that. I just hope we can duck around the raindrops enough to get the dog out for his daily walks. It should be doable, as long as it’s not downpouring all the time. I don’t mind a little rain. I won’t melt. I’m not *that*witch. 🙂

Make it a good week, okay? Drink your water. Eat a vegetable. Get outside and refresh. Be nice to one another.

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