and will post tonight
continues in the morning
This cottage was being built a little over 3 years ago.
So much thought I gave to it.
I sat with my pad and placed what I was going to keep.
Downscaled, smaller garden and yard
(did not plan on the success of all that has been
planted) gravel drive
and so much thought and planning so I would have less work
and less expense as times goes by.
This morning made the veggie and flower garden smaller.
A young helper helped and I was on the mower for about
The heat was horrible or probably humidity and I did too much.
Soon after I stopped, the truck pulled in. It was to do something
that there again I thought was going to be a few hour process.
Wood deck, screen porch and small front porch were power washed
and then again with bleach, also small terrace and walks.
Mold covered all this wood and had
to be removed before sealer goes on tomorrow or the next day.
Turning out to be more then a day project and much more costly.
I love my surroundings but the downside is the damp woods and
more rain then normal this year. This will probably have to be done
again in the future. Right at the moment there is so much going on
will see what the future brings.
In the meantime all the outdoor furniture from deck, screen porch and
front porch, plants, rugs, pillows are
sitting on the lawn - which is almost past mowing because of rain and
grass cutter cut his tire.
Another thought - to think I always cut my grass up to a few years ago.
It really does not matter but I have always done my work, loved doing it
and very neat and organized. I can remember living at the old
farmhouse in my 40, 50's and part of 60's and every Spring would wash the siding
on a ladder with ammonia, wash my windows on a ladder, take old shutters
down every Spring and clean, even would spread sealer on
concrete drive, brick walk and spread truckloads of mulch.
Sharing a lot with my son lately
and his comments are probably right.
I have become increasingly aware that I can no longer do what I have in the past
and especially since I am suppose to be healing from eye surgery.
Probably have had expectations of myself beyond what I can accomplish.
Just seems this happened all of a sudden and then maybe it has not
It has been progressing slowly and I have not recognized it.
Many have noticed and made remarks to me
but I did not hear or did not want to hear.
One of his comments....
"if you want to stay in this home by the woods
you may have to lower your standards."
That is what I planned to do
sit with my camera, watch nature, be lazy
and let the dishes sit in the sink.
As time has gone by
what happened ?