Today I was thinking about attempting the backsplash. But I woke up with both my right ankle and back hurting. So I’m hobbling around.
Right now I have an ice pack on my back between me and my chair.
Used to be, there would be a immediate reason for such pain. As I get older I see that past injuries just choose their own time to flare up whether there is a reason or not.
However I do overdo it, no doubt about that. I know this and I’ve tried to break the habit and have so far been unsuccessful.
I should have worked outside in small increments instead of pushing on over the weekend. Once I get started I’m a whirling dervish, trying to get all the pots cleaned up and the dead vines pulled off the fence and disposed of.
I always seem to forget that I’m going to pay for using the clippers to cut through wood that probably needs something much stronger. Then I end up with my hands aching due to the pressure I had to use to cut through them.
Yesterday I could no longer stand the gnats that have been flying around in my apartment. This had been going on for several weeks.
At first I could not find any gnats in the house plants. But upon checking each one and digging down deep yesterday, I found two plants with fungus gnats.
I immediately took the two plants outside and set them on a table. Then I went to Southwoods and got what I needed to rid the plants of gnats. I dug down with a small stick and put the tiny granules in both containers. But I held off with the spray.
I don’t like strong sprays, even outside. It is called Neem. I probably shouldn’t have even purchased it, though the house plant expert advised me to get it. And they’re very knowledgeable there.
I ended up not using it and put it in the kitchen cabinet under the sink where all things tend to go that have chemicals I’m a bit worried about. As did the leftover granules.
I’m going to leave the plants outside this week. It isn’t supposed to freeze.
That is the one thing about house plants. They are beautiful. But fungus gnats can easily become a problem.
My kitchen sink is a mess with white paint and epoxy streaks. But I’m not going to clean anything in there until the countertop is fully cured, which should be around Friday.
Ivy has been mad as a March hare. I suppose that’s appropriate for March. She plays much of the night and sleeps during the day.
Most every time I go in the bathroom she jumps up on the lip of the tub and cries till I turn on a small stream of water for her to drink. She just recently got into this habit.
Then she sneezes and sputters as she dips her head into the stream of water. Good thing Charlie is satisfied with his water bowl.
Someone mentioned wanting to see the hairline cracks around my sink. I took a few photos this morning to show you.
It is like this all around the sink. My daughter tried to apply caulk over it but the epoxy surface is too slick for it to adhere to.
The gold tinges inside the lip of the sink is from epoxy that accidentally got brushed there.