Friday, September 11, 2015

What happened to summer and shingle update

Three days ago it was 96 degrees and today????? 64 and cold.  It's a bummer that summer is nearly gone but it is great shingle installing weather.  It is also great grass growing weather. I couldn't finish mowing the front side yard and had to finish today.  I couldn't believe how much the grass grew overnight.
The non draining drain has been cleaned out a little more.  We found a tree root that grew on top of the asphalt and then down the drain.  We have been working on loosening the root ball and as the dirt dries out the roots move a little bit more.  The real test is when it rains again and we can see how fast the water goes away.  (The drain is actually more cleaned out than the photo shows.)
We have now moved around the corner and onto the front of the family room/library.  I've already purchased all the needed pieces to add an exterior weatherproof outlet box.  I bought the grey version and it is nearly an exact match to our exterior paint.  Happy dance!

The ladder we ordered to finish the barn update still has not arrived.  It's a shame because it is perfect heat gun weather.  Not too hot and not too cold.
We've hit the mother load of discounted perennials.  Today we bought three different colors of phlox, Stokes's Aster, Joe Pye Weed, two colors of Tick Weed, and three pots of a really cool plant called Turtle Lips....LOL  Believe it or not I have not purchased any hostas.  I guess that is what happens when you already have over 200 different varieties.  It makes it difficult to find one that you do not already have.
 Turtle Lips
Stoke's Aster