Tuesday, April 19, 2016
wherein I don't talk about the yard except maybe just a little
After a day in the city doing work stuff and BSing for a couple of hours with an artist friend I don't see often, last Wednesday both our jobs told us to hold up there Nellie, not so fast. I was set to finish the door panel and had the installation set tentatively for this week when the designer told us to hold off on the install for two or three weeks. Not ready for the glass so of course I didn't do the final day of work on the door panel. The same day, the art consultant asked me to put my progress on pause until she got some feedback from the client on the compositional sketches I had sent in. Well, alrighty then. At this rate it may be fall before we finish the A&M job.
Actually, it was a good thing because now that I have started on these two jobs, I was reminded that I volunteered to do the art work and ordering for the postcard for the open house a group of us have all agreed to do the first weekend of June at our glass blowing friends' studio, similar to the one we do in December but this time, it is not just glass. I should have been working on that while I was waiting for The Job. This is my life. Dick around until I see the deadline looming, so I spent the rest of last week working on that.
What else. The turtle pond is finally clearing up again I'm glad to see. I guess it's been about 6 weeks since I upset the balance in the filter.
And I got the azaleas in on Sunday.
Just in time because Sunday night the heavens opened and it rained all night and all day yesterday. We got between 3.5” - 5” depending on which rain gauge I looked at. Houston got 16” and is once again flooded. We had water standing in the side yard but that's pretty standard after a hard rain. Water was all the way up to my daughter's house in the city though and she did get a little in the house, the low room that is the converted garage. Fortunately they were awake from the storm and moved the furniture out and got the cars all up on the lawn.
So, I was sitting here at my computer with the dog laying in my lap when all of a sudden she was up, alert, jumped down, started barking as she ran over to the door. I followed and saw this which had come in the back door with the screen propped open so the dog can come and go as she pleases. Seems something else tried to come in out of the rain. It's a young rat snake about 2 feet long, harmless to humans and dogs. I used the broom to sweep it back outside and the screen door is now firmly shut. It didn't try to strike me, just seemed annoyed that I was trying to get it out of the house.