In addition to the bed weeding, we've pressure washed the pond waterfall rocks, pressure washed the driveway, started replacing the screens, replacing landscape timbers...you know...generally making the outside of the house look like people live here! Things that get neglected during the oppressive summer heat. Temps have started to cool off a bit. We are seeing highs in the mid 80's instead of 90's, so that's a start!
The front hedges needed a trim and since we leave them a bit on the high side, John can't reach the top of them standing on the ground. It would take a year of Sunday's to do it with a ladder, so we came up with the brilliant idea of him standing in the trailer while I move the mower ever so slowly down the hedges! Today he will pressure wash the siding on the gable side of the house and the storage shed out back while I keep watch on the burn pile that we will set ablaze.
On a slightly different note, the Rays lost last night to the TX Rangers 5-1. Such a sad ending to an otherwise great season. Carl Crawford, Rafael Soriano and Carlos Pena will most likely be gone to free agency next year, along with some others whose options will not be picked up. It may be a long time before the Rays have another chance at post-season play.