Saturday, August 1, 2009
Russell called me outside to see something in the garden and this is what he showed me. Huge zucchini that was hiding under the leaves. I did not even think it was getting pollinated but I was wrong. These things are over a foot long. The watermelons are growing and the tomatoes are also.
Russell has been working up in the attic. He's putting in new boards that brace the rafters so it will be done before he hires the roofers. It's a really steep roof so I imagine that it will be a difficult job. The attic is pretty large inside, he said it's about 14 feet at the highest point. He's going to make a storage room up there . But first he has to put in some of those pull down stairs. There's some weird stuff up there. I already wrote before about finding the wedding veil and garter up there as well as some old books that we threw away and a large pressure canner. Yesterday he brought down a big box of old Duncan Hines apple muffin mixes. There are about 8 boxes of that stuff. What a weird thing to put up in the attic and I'm surprised it did not attract rats. He also threw down a bunch of old gift boxes someone was saving and a big stuffed Rudolph the red nosed reindeer. He said there is more stuff but I'm too chicken to go way up the ladder to climb up there. I'll just have to wait till he takes it down. Anyhow....it's really hot up there. He's got three fans running right now . He's on his second load of lumber. The roof was bulging out on one side and you could see it from the outside and I was pretty surprised that he actually fixed it from the inside.
Alex and I went to a nearby city the other day and went to a store called Hastings. We had those stores in NM and I did not know we had one here until I saw it on the way home from Texas a couple of weeks ago. I love that store. They have books, music, movies and video games. I got a couple of books and got Alex some PlayStation games. There are no book stores around here and this one is probably the closest but not matter what I have to drive about 30 minutes to get to one.
That's all folks. Have a good day!