Monday, July 4, 2016

July 4th Weekend, Day Two

I woke up on Sunday at 6:00 a.m. I was hungry, so I made some over-easy eggs, two strips of bacon and some tater tots in the oven in my jelly roll pan.

I ate it watching the news. When it warmed up outside, I hooked the hose up to the soaker hose and watered the veggie garden for an hour.

Then I got my gloves and a rake. I pulled all the vegetation I had cut down in the back garden out onto the lawn (so it could dry out even more).

I talked with my neighbor and his wife for a while. If you remember, he gave my two cucumber plants after the ones I bought died. Turns out his then died (mine are doing great). They always grow a ton of butternut squash, while I grow yellow crookneck. So, we made a pack. I'm gonna trade excess cukes for butternut squash.

Back inside, I did another load of laundry while I vacuumed and swept the house.

Then I took another nap (I love weekend naps). I'd do it during the week, but I think my boss would frown on that.

When I woke up, I went back outside. I got my gloves and, this time, a pitchfork.

Sidebar: This was not the long-handle, four-tined fork I put through my leg when I was a little kid and I've hauled around with me ever since. This is a short-handle five-tined one.

I scooped up all the vegetation and put it on the compost heap.

Back inside, it was getting late. I made another ham salad sandwich, but it didn't taste as good. The mayo got watery sitting overnight.

I watched some taped shows, but I switched to reading in the living room until I got sleepy. Then I went to bed.


  1. Those jelly roll pans are perfect for stuff like that. The half sheet pans can be too massive.

  2. Yes. And I like it because it's heavy. They sell small trays at GFC, but they feel sorta flimsy.