"Be careful what you wish for." Do you remember a few posts ago when I said my "Certified GE repaiman" Jake, was coming out today to finally fix my dryer? Do you remember when I said that I actually liked hanging clothes on the line, and that I would sort of miss it?" Well, Jake came today--WITH THE WRONG PART! He knew we had a gas dryer, but what he failed to see was that we have a propane gas dryer. Gas is gas, right? Not.
Soooo, he's coming back next Friday. Wait!!! Friday's a holiday. He'll either be back on Thursday or the following Monday. He'll call us.
The silver lining (another cliche')---it's not February, raining and cold. I understand it's hard to dry clothes on the line in those conditions.
"Don't throw the baby out with the bathwater." Sometimes you have to. In this case, I had to pull up the flowers in order to get at the weeds. In my earlier post, I told the story of the hot and dry conditions we're under. That hasn't changed in the last 8 hours. I spent 3 hours this morning, 'throwing out the baby'. I'm very close to putting down black plastic and just killing all the seeds that are in the bed--good and bad ones. The dirt is lifeless. Literally. In all my digging and pushing dirt around, I didn't come across one earthworm or grub worm. I need to add about 270 cubic feet of weed free compost (30 ft x 3 ft. x 3 inches). Maybe I'll just grow rocks.