Mudcat Café message #4070863 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433   Message #4070863
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
05-Sep-20 - 12:11 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
I can no longer put off mowing the lawn. The heat wave has broken and we had a fair amount of rain to give the turf a boost.

Puttering this morning as I attack more things in the stack of papers that need some kind of attention (product warranties - worthwhile, or simply a future source of annoying email?)

I think it's time to brush the dogs and give each of them a bath. The weather is good for it, the water coming out of the hose isn't cold (for any of our comfort - I get pretty wet during the process) and they're overdue. It doesn't really remove the amount of hair in the house, sometimes I think grooming lets more loose for a while (even though I discard copious amounts during the brushing).

The weather is also good for transplanting, so the redbud that I dug out of a bed beside the back gate and potted a while ago will be planted in a place of honor in the front yard near where the Elderica pine stood until last year. It was going to eventually fall, and most likely on the house, so I took it out. The other pines in the front yard are a much better adapted variety for this area and are a little farther from the house. This redbud will be fine in the open or just as happy in the understory when the remaining pines grow out the broad umbrella tops (it takes about 40 years before they start producing cones with the wonderful pine nuts, so I probably won't be here for that.)