With first-crop haying under cover, J. has been busy with his on-going renovation of the
garage into a better work space.
He has been making noises about his great need for a 'power-washer'
to aid in removing greasy deposits from the equipment he buys and refurbishes for resale.
He has been making on-line comparisons of price and features
and suddenly announced that Tractor Suppply Co had the best 'deal.'
G. had just whirled in when J. declared he was headed to town.
Since we both adore Tractor Supply [think farm, garden, pet supply, boots and stylish work wear]
we eagerly clambered into old Snort'n Nort'n.
G. and I had a fine time poking about the store while J. consulted with our neighbor, an employee there.
It seemed the local store had sold out of the power washer, but the store in the next county
had several in stock.
J. was in an expansive mood, so excited over his new gadget that he conceeded my plea for garden mulch should be indulged.
We roared off to C-ville with 12 bags of brown bark mulch stacked on the truck's flat bed.
There was no dallying allowed once the machine was in J.'s possession.
We roared home and after a hasty sandwich J. dug out his old yellow rainsuit and fired up his new toy.
In this humid climate scouring green mildew off the north or shady side of our houses is a yearly chore.
This morning saw J. happily finding another use for the power washer.
When I saw him planting a step ladder in my herb garden,
I was less than pleased.
The cats, sprawled comfortably in their adjoining fenced enclosure took umbrage
at the roar of the thing and hastily fled inside.
Even the back entry in the carpot was washed down.
I hasten to point out that the green stuff occurs only on the north wall oft the house.
However, if you're having fun, why quit?
At the end of the day I must admit that the whole exterior of the house looks fresh and clean.
Now, if I could get motivated to scrape and paint the trim.....