Its been a tough week this week. Not only have we had to deal with the shocking hot temperatures all week but it would seem that a secure job is not a secure job when there are
Still, I've learnt alot in the last year. Ive garnered great advice and motivation from my fellow bloggers and I know that i can make this work, again. Our first objective is to fight depression.
We have projects around the house that need to be completed where the materials are already on hand.
Hubby is a talented tradesman and I'm lucky that he can do many things that help us around the house that save us a lot of money.
On Friday, when i think it was 44C outside, our air conditioner broke down. To many this would mean an impossible call to a service person eventuating in great expense and a possible 2-3 day wait. For us, he simply opened it up, checked the board, found a swollen capacitor, replaced it for $14, and TaDa, its fixed. We have paint on hand and a fence that needs to be finished off. Rob has his new tool box and a whole garage to sort out. Plenty of things to keep him busy. If he's reading this, id really like my water pump hooked up to the tank so i don't have to water the garden with $$$.
|This is for all of us, not just him.|
OK, I've shared my news and had a little gripe and now ill impress you all with my harvest tonight. This was after a week of 40+ degree temperatures. I watered in the evenings and strung a few ropes between the beds, hanging shade cloths sheets up with pegs to provide shade. There are a couple of wilted leaves on some of the tomato plants but all the beds are deeply mulched and so retained their moisture.
I'm feel lucky (sometimes) that my garden is small and i can give each plant exactly what it needs. I probably obsess about them a bit. Now, what to do with all those peppers?
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