Hey Hey and Good Morning,
I woke early and sat up in bed reading (finished Tom Lake) and listened to the rain and the wind! It was dark - darker than normal thanks to the cloud cover, but it was lovely if you know what I mean...peaceful. A good way for me to start a day with 3 conference calls. Yuck!
So my washer is still not fixed. Oy! The repair guys (2) came around 11:30, pulled it out from the wall, fiddled with it a bit and then said that there is a "service bulletin" out on our washer - that other folks have been having the same problem (turning on...skipping all the cycles...and then skipping to done!). The recommended
cure fix is a new motor and something else (I confess I sort of stopped listening). They promised to get the parts ordered that day and I should receive a call in a day or two to schedule their return visit.
Of course, this begs the question why not come prepared? If there is a "service bulletin" out on the machine about the problem I described, why come out without the necessary parts? But, I guess that's just my thought (apparently).
Dee had texted asking if the washer was fixed. When I explained what was happening, she very generously offered her washer and dryer for my use. Thank you Dee. It so happens that Colin & Mailing's house is a little closer, so I will be spending a bit more time over there using their washer and dryer and catching up on the piles of laundry. Colin did suggest that I could leave a few quarters on his workbench when I use the machine! LOL
I will just look at it as more found time for knitting, stitching or reading. I can't be doing any of my own chores while I'm at their house!
No more huge cukes, but then I have not been out to the garden to check. Some of the giant platter-sized leaves of my rhubarb are beginning to yellow and wither, so I need to get out there and harvest the rhubarb. Hopefully this weekend...or maybe even this afternoon.
The hisbiscus is still blooming. It seems to open only one or two blossoms per day. I can only imagine the beauty if ALL of the buds opened at once. It would be amazing. For now it is gentle and lovely. And the figs on Figgy are growing - they are now marble-size. Most of our lettuce bolted and Fletch pulled it out in preparation for planning Fall spinach and lettuce, but there is still some red romaine that is good and we had some of that in a salad last night.
I spotted a couple of larger tomatoes (still green) on a plant and more cherry tomatoes are beginning to ripen so there is some hope there. Fingers crossed we will at least get a few home-grown tomatoes this year.
Two things to share with you. You all know how fond I am of crows (really any birds) and Bonny sent me a great cartoon the other day:
And this - I love it. Saw this on a blog the other day. Wise words. Have a good Friday and a wonderful weekend!