I almost feel like, as quickly as we’re getting things done around here, that I should do a recap at the end of every day.
The tree cutters showed up again this morning.
The Capital Pear we had planned to save ended up being hollow in the middle. The tree cutters noticed that when trimming it yesterday so that had to come down too. They cut part of a river birch that was leaning over the solar panels, ground out the stumps, cleaned up their mess and they were gone.
Just a day of seeing the trees gone and it already doesn’t look so bad, especially with the mess all cleaned up.
The arborist/landscaper came out today and he agrees with planting cherry trees at the end of the driveway. We’ll have to put a fence around them til they’re big enough for the deer not to devour them! I’m never moving again but if we do, I hope it’s where the deer don’t eat everything and the cell phones work inside the house!
We did find a place downstairs where I can plant a kitchen garden – a few peppers, parsley, basil, rosemary (which will be an annual here) and things like that.
We’re going to plant two cherry trees on each side of the driveway but far enough away from the driveway that the cherries won’t fall on the concrete. Optimistic, aren’t I . . that we’ll eventually get cherries!
Vince is going to run the gutter downspout drain away from the house and he either has to dig under this walkway or dig up a shrub (or two) to get the front bed lower.
I made carnitas. It was a full pot; probably a bit past the “max” line in the Instant Pot but it worked.
As far as I know, the only thing happening tomorrow is someone is coming to measure a couple of windows for replacing (again – measure twice/cut once!). Hopefully we’ll stay home all day and not go anywhere.