weofodthignen: selfportrait with Rune the cat (Default)
( Apr. 26th, 2017 09:09 pm)
When I got up tonight and took the dog out, I could still see a faint ribbon of light in the western sky. Probably just the lights of the cities reflected in the clouds.
Flattened the grass in front, and most of the pretty purple flowers; they were starting to crowd out the grass. I left a small island of tall ones to counterbalance the birch tree, and one tall one at the corner by the steps.
weofodthignen: selfportrait with Rune the cat (Default)
( Apr. 24th, 2017 09:26 pm)
Staggered out of bed, put out the catfood. The mostly white cat came bouncing up onto the porch from the flower bed below and commenced scarfing. She let me pet her a little, and I noticed a small blotchy black and white cat who I haven't seen before, waiting hesitantly at the bottom of the steps. That kitty wanted to be petted but didn't dare. Black and white will have to share the food, I'm not putting out a second dish.
weofodthignen: selfportrait with Rune the cat (Default)
( Apr. 23rd, 2017 12:07 pm)
It's been nice to have April showers, but the movement towards summer is inexorable. The oxalis is dying back and the clover is starting to set its nasty spiky seedballs. So this morning I sheared down and pulled out a lot of it and the phenomenally tall grass in the clover patch in the small meadow we currently have in front of the house. I made a mound to stuff into the green waste bin after the car is out of the driveway tomorrow.
I managed to hack down the rest of the backyard lawn. Meanwhile the meadow in front has sproinged to startling heights.
weofodthignen: selfportrait holding bra and alien love doll (work)
( Apr. 20th, 2017 06:20 am)
Rain came during the night. I was busy, but then traffic fell off. Now all is quiet except the traffic on El Camino; a grey morning has crept up on me.
weofodthignen: selfportrait with Rune the cat (Default)
( Apr. 19th, 2017 11:35 am)
It was sunny and the foxtail grass is starting to go to seed, so I did some brutal mowing in back, but had to leave the section nearest the house, which was still in shade.
weofodthignen: selfportrait with Rune the cat (Default)
( Apr. 18th, 2017 04:59 pm)
Got the taxes all done and sent off by mid-afternoon. The line at the post office only had one bend in it, and they propped the door open while I was waiting.
weofodthignen: selfportrait holding bra and alien love doll (work)
( Apr. 16th, 2017 10:05 pm)
The new hire relieved me for first shift, her first solo. Hope it went ok.
weofodthignen: selfportrait with Rune the cat (Default)
( Apr. 15th, 2017 10:39 am)
I was hacking back those pink flowers yesterday in hopes of avoiding a ticket for blocking the sidewalk and heard a hissing noise like escaping gas. The gas is around the other side of the house. I eventually identified it as a leak at the base of one of the two standpipes for our long unused, no longer functional sprinkler system. The plumber has now been and gone, and it's capped off. The rose bush got a good root-watering, but it didn't get to the point of a river rising and flowing to the gutter, which would have incensed the neighbors. However, there goes any hope of a low water bill despite all the rain.
weofodthignen: selfportrait with Rune the cat (Default)
( Apr. 12th, 2017 09:53 pm)
As I can see from my window, the mourning doves continue to use that hanging geranium pot on the porch as a daytime roost; sometimes one sits in it while the other perches on the edge of the adjacent pot. But this year they're nesting elsewhere.
weofodthignen: selfportrait with Rune the cat (Default)
( Apr. 11th, 2017 09:35 am)
It's Eostre, so it's raining. I was busy all night; did two out of the four boxes that had been delivered, and of course that stimulated customer activity. I made change like a croupier between taping, labeling, stapling, and fitting onto walls and racks ....

It's trash day, and it's raining. So a truck is parked in the middle of the street up the block, with a camera reeled down into the depths of a manhole and a monitor showing the live feed from the sewer. I stood there gawking for a while after watering the plants on the porch.

I'll blót when it stops raining. 20% chance of showers, the forecast still says.
weofodthignen: selfportrait holding bra and alien love doll (work)
( Apr. 9th, 2017 08:06 am)
.... and he screwed the pooch and got fired. I'm working Monday night. Ugh. Will still hopefully get the verse posted.
weofodthignen: selfportrait with Rune the cat (Default)
( Apr. 8th, 2017 09:54 am)
He unquit. I may not have to work Monday night after all. I have whiplash.

In other news, it dawned gunmetal-grey shot through with gold and was raining when I got off the bus at the little park where the city let most of the trees die last year, and replaced the benches with the kind people can't lie down on.
weofodthignen: selfportrait with Rune the cat (Default)
( Apr. 7th, 2017 09:40 pm)
Walking home from the bus I found the night's storm had brought down leaves and small branches from several trees, including liquidambars. The remaining long grass in our back yard was flattened.
weofodthignen: selfportrait with Rune the cat (Default)
( Apr. 7th, 2017 05:39 am)
The first heavy drops of rain fell before I went to bed. When I got up it was blowing hard as well as raining. It seems to have stopped now, and no complaints from the users of Booth 1.
weofodthignen: selfportrait holding bra and alien love doll (work)
( Apr. 6th, 2017 06:12 am)
The latest hire quit; we have an opening again.
weofodthignen: selfportrait with Rune the cat (Default)
( Apr. 5th, 2017 12:07 am)
Without dog paws pounding it down, the grass under the washing line had grown knee-high. I went at it with shears this afternoon, so I will be able to dry towels outside again.
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