Odd week…

Not bad really, just odd…

Monday husband and I agreed to spend way to much money on a home improvement project.  Its not NEEDED, and as such I’m cringing a bit at what its doing to our savings and our budget, but it was one of those opportunities that doesn’t come along very often….more details when things are a bit further along and I’m less likely to jinx it….

Tuesday, Husband called me after he got to work to warn me that his car had been acting weird as he pulled into the lot, and so be prepared for bad things…..sure enough the car only kinda started and barely ran when he got out of work.  Since he works 2nd shift it was 1am before the AAA driver showed up.  Good thing I didn’t have to work Wednesday.

Wednesday was 4th of July, it went well, and both dogs enjoyed getting to meet new people at my inlaws for fireworks.

Thursday we got the quote on Husband’s car, $700+, new alternator, new battery, and a couple odds and ends associated with them.  Sigh.  Of course they couldn’t get it fixed in time for him to drive it to work that day….

On the other hand I got to watch Apollo scare some poor random guy that afternoon….he was working through the neighborhood looking for anyone who wanted their driveway sealed.  He pulled up, opened the door and started to swing out of the truck…..and Apollo hit the front door on his hind legs, in full voice.  I was very amused to see him stop, swing his feet back into the truck, shut the door, and roll the window down about halfway waiting for me to step out onto the porch to talk to him instead of coming to the door.  Donno if he really was looking for work, or if he was scouting, but I don’t think it matters in this case.

Friday and Saturday were quiet.  We got the left over firewood restacked so its ready come fall to use first and yet not in the way of the delivery of new wood. 

The regular blueberry bushes are producing berries, not tons, and something’s eating most of them before I can pick them, but they’re producing.  Next year I’ll invest in some bird netting.  Nothing else is producing berries yet, but everything looks healthy and growing, so I’ll take it.  I didn’t expect a big berry crop this year anyway.  Jalapenos are growing peppers, several of them of nice size already.  The sweet pepper plants are FINALLY thriving, though I don’t know how many peppers I’m going to get off them now, it’ll depend on the fall weather I guess.  The herbs are all flourishing well.  The honeydew is taking off and getting ready to send its vines over the edge of the container, and the pumpkin is right behind.  Both are showing buds, so hopefully our weird weather hasn’t screwed them up too badly.  I did finally give up on the broccoli, when I checked them yesterday I discovered that something had eaten the tops off the heads.  Sigh.