I’ve come home to a heat wave. Yesterday it was 99 degrees, but it felt like 103. Today: more of the same. Needless to say, I got to work about an hour in the garden before it became unbearable. The garden looked like a mini-jungle. So I pulled weeds and pruned. There are piles of stuff like this all over the yard:
There is much, much more to do but it’s a start. The grass is browner than I’ve ever seen it – a combination of the high temps so far this summer and the lack of rain. I’ll have photos of the garden when it looks a tad more presentable.
The last opening night went very well and I spent a little time at the party afterward. The next morning, I began my travel day and for once, both flights I was on left early. The flight from San Diego was packed but we still managed to get going and arrive an hour early. Then the connecting flight left ahead of schedule which resulted in my arrival 40 minutes ahead of time. No husband there, as he was in transit; however, we greeted each other on our anniversary. The last few days have been about reconnecting with my husband and my dogs, cleaning and trying to adapt to the time change.
My pal Sue of Vintage Sue read my post about sea glass and said she wanted to send me some. She lives right near the shore. A big, heavy box was waiting for me. If you know Sue, you know she loves to go junkin’ and that sweetie added a lot of fun extras to the box. Forgive the lighting – the room is darkened to save us from the merciless heat.
My friend Adrian tells me that Ralphie keeps going to the door of my former apartment and looks for me. When he sees the new tenant, he comes back to Adrian with his ears down and his tail stops wagging. I miss my buddy. (Don’t tell Riley and Scout.) I also miss the actors in the company – what a wonderful group they are. But, I am so glad to be home. I’ll have more in the next day or two.