Last night it rained and filled my patio all the way up to the step that goes inside. Charlie wanted to go out but was afraid to.
I sat by the French doors and watched it pound the pavement, waiting for it to let up so I could let him go out.
They never clean the gutters here so they’re always full of muck and the rain just slides right over in a gush of continuously flowing water.
There’s an apartment next to the dumpsters where trees are actually growing in the gutter.
I don’t dare get up there to do it, though I’d like for them to be cleaned out occasionally.
Poor Charlie had to eventually walk out with water up several inches on his legs. I watched him closely to make sure he didn’t wobble and fall and possibly drown.
His back legs keep him unsteady and sometimes go out from under him.
I’ve appealed to both these owners and the ones before to please clean the gutters, to no avail.
Kendra and son Riley came to bring me a slew of vegetables for this week. That was what I asked for. I prefer vegetable plates to heavy pasta meals. And the chef is Italian, so he cooks a lot of pasta.
It was delicious. Freshly cooked seasoned green beans with potatoes and carrots along with butter beans cooked with tomatoes. If he’ll just cook vegetables for me I’ll be a happy camper.
My freezer is already full of the previous weeks meals and I get tired of meat.
Kendra said she’d been laying mulch, dozens and dozens of bags of mulch, in her back yard. I don’t envy her that yard.
It isn’t all that big, but the lady who lived there before had her own gardener and had many trees and bushes. Kendra has taken many of them down to cut down on the maintenance.
No one lives on either side of her as they’ve both died. The relatives are not interested in helping with the yard and trees. So Kendra had to pay someone to trim the branches that hang over into her yard.
That’s the thing. When you have a yard with grass and trees the maintenance seems endless. Been there, done that. I’d much rather have my little patio and concentrate on container gardens.
Speaking of which, the two blue containers I ordered from Lowes arrived yesterday. Don’t know exactly where I’m putting them yet but have a pretty good idea.
Now I’ll have to pick up a few more annuals because I bought a perennial for each pot and the pots are bigger than I thought. The pots will be huge for the perennials alone.
Yesterday I ordered Ivy a cat tree that I hope she will like.
She needs the exercise and I plan to fit it in by the French door so she can watch the patio for birds and squirrels and see me from on high when I’m out there.
This one looks sturdy enough to hold her. I read the reviews by owners who bought it and said they have big sized cats.
I like this company because their cat trees and towers are made of solid wood and it’s a family owned business. I paid $114.99 and saved $115 with the sale price.
Now I’m off to take Charlie to his acupuncture appointment.
Have a nice day!