I finished with the porch. It was about 12 hours of work over two days. It really can only be called a “passable” job even though the pressure washer was amazing and I really did my very best. I pushed myself as much as I could with my cramps but honestly, I don’t think I could have done better if I didn’t have them. I really, really tried my hardest.
Compared to how it used to look it’s certainly a huge improvement, but to have the result of so much effort not be the perfection that was accomplished last time is a real letdown. At least I won’t be ashamed to have Grandma spend time in the porch now, though.
When my two other roman snails passed away, I was losing so many snails to the mite infestation, that I couldn’t mentally deal with burying them. This little guy gets a better send-off. I have an elephant bush cutting I am currently prepping for propagation. I’ll put it in the pot with him, in about two days. Goodbye, slimy pal. Thanks for the smiles.
Charlie Bear Cuddle Time was “eh”. Which is good. I didn’t need to want any more bears. I spotted Tootles in the background, and that was exciting, though. 🦔
Nothing else to add… I am now trying to catch up on chores. I am so exhausted. I didn’t even plan dinner. I feel pretty accomplished otherwise, but I can barely think straight.
I just hope Christopher is in a mood to look after me a little. 🥺
Still busy cleaning the porch, but fairly close to done, now! I’m really thrilled with the pressure washer. 😁
I took a break for lunch, a smoothie. 🥤 It was amazing! Milk, peaches, strawberries, oats, vanilla extract, and just four or five very small mint chocolate crackers. 🥛🍑🍓🥣🍪 These are not heavy or overly rich cookies, and it’s not much per serving since I made like 3 cups. But they add a wonderful undertone to the smoothie. 🌈✨
Buddy and Sarah made their way back to my work area, I’m so happy. I touched Sarah’s foot with the napkin but I don’t think that can hurt her. 🤔
Buddy seems no worse for the wear from yesterday’s misadventure:
Today I have a bit of a lonely feeling… I’m not sure why. I’m in a lot of pain, and worried about what the heck is Christmas even going to look like… it’s so hard to plan properly. Maybe I’m just craving a little TLC. Anyway, I’m just going to keep doing my best!
We finally picked up our new pressure washer. For the price, it’s incredible! I had used a gas-powered pressure washer before. It was really loud, powerful, and strong-smelling. I thought an electric pressure washer would be nowhere near as strong, or loud. But I’d say it’s just about as loud (only, it’s only loud when you squeeze the trigger, and there is no need to prime it) and, far as as cleaning power, it’s just as good:
As I’d mentioned… the porch was NASTY:
It was so bad, that I only managed to do half yesterday. And as soon as I’m done writing this, I’ll go and do the other half. So the elf update and everything else will be in the afternoon.
I hope everyone has a nice day!
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