I got home Friday night, a little disappointed. For some reason (and I don't know why), they didn't play "Bang the Drum" after the "Five O'clock Funnies" on WCSX like they always do. Seemed wrong somehow!
I changed clothes, grabbed the camera and went outside to take the photos I missed last night. Since I was out there anyway, I walked to the back garden to see how it was doing. I was shocked! The squash and cucumbers are all drying out and look like sh*t! And, two of the hostas are dead, and the rhododendron look terrible!! Even the one forsythia looks like its dying. Damn!
So, even though I had a lot of other things planned for tonight, after I went inside and posted the pictures, I hooked up the rear hose, grabbed the wand and headed out back again. I changed my mind, though, and went back inside to get some 12-12-12 fertilizer. I sprinkled that in a big circle around the cucumber and squash plants, and then I started watering. This time I gave each plant 45 seconds of the wand water, which roughly translated to four gallons.
After watering, I put the hoses and wand away, grabbed my garden shears and went back again and trimmed two of the bushes. I finally went inside for good at 7:50 PM.
I was hungry, but not inspired, so I fixed a box of mac & cheese and ate some of that with a hot dog. I let the Friday Night Fights record and watched a show on the Discovery channel about the scientific search for Bigfoot, instead. Interesting. I went to sleep at 10:00 PM when it finished.