I spent last week in Grimes. Not realizing that we were headed for the hottest week of the year I had dug up some of my lavender to transplant. I dug out several bushes,
which was really hard work, along the driveway, planted the lavender, and well, lets' just say they deserved a better fate. I was able to find some fresh plants when I returned to Nebraska and will baby them until I can get them in the ground in Iowa - probably next week. It.was.so.hot. It was almost too hot to walk Charlie already at 7:30/8:00 each morning.
I also did paperwork and orientation at the Grimes Public Library. My first day will be Tuesday, August 2. This means that I will probably wait until late next week to return to Grimes. We'll see.
On my return to Nebraska I had yard work to do. I was eaten alive. There won't be any pictures, but I have welts - some of them 4 inches - on my arms and legs. They should market an economy size tube of anti-itch stuff. At my current rate of use I'll need another tube tomorrow.
We still don't have a date for our closing so plans are being made a few days at time as we wait out these last 2 (or so) weeks.
I also have plans to phase out this blog but have made a start here:
to cover aspects of a new life in Grimes/Des Moines. Stop over and take a look.
My biggest problem is that I can't find the French audio word of the day gadget, and can't figure out how to transfer it to the new blog. I may have to keep this blog active just to enjoy that gadget. Any suggestions?