Friday, July 29, 2022

Repairs, One More Quilt

Riverton, Utah         High 93 Low 70

The weather in Salt Lake City has been about 10 degrees hotter than Saint George. If you consider 300 miles further south and 2000 feet lower, that is not the way it is supposed to be. They have had lots of thunder showers and flooding in the south end of Utah, while we had one 6 inch storm, the rain drops were 6 inches apart , LOL. We have had no rain that amounts to anything for a while. It does get a little cloudy, but all the storms are to the south end of Utah.

Some of the grout in our gazebo cane out and there was some settling on the floor, which I caulked. Hopefully the water won't get in and freeze next winter.

We were afraid it would freeze and break the concrete.

We have had pigeon building nests under our solar panels. We found someone that put a metal screen around the panels that would keep the birds out. I told Cindy I could do it, but she thinks I might fall and wouldn't let me do it, so we hired someone. He thought he was finished but the bottom of one set hadn't been done because there isn't room to walk on the roof. I suggested two of us, he came alone, roll the mesh out, then carry it over the panels where he could fasten the mesh from a ladder. Since that was the only way we were going to get the bottom covered, Cindy relented and let me help him with the one piece. I was only on the roof, not working from the ladder. Anyway, we got it done and now we shouldn't get any more pigeons under our solar panels.

And finally one more quilt. This is another one from the pattern Cindy got from Nancy. This one is in Christmas colors using mostly holly patterns. 

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Saturday, July 16, 2022

The Tomato Plant Grim Reaper

 Riverton, Utah                 High 96 Low 66

It has been really hot lately and the weather guessers are predicting lots more 100 degree or hotter days in Salt Lake. We probably will set a new record for the most 100 degree days in July.

Cindy has been busy in her garden. We have had a lot of zucchini and some yellow crock neck squash. We even had one fresh tomato from her garden. She planted about 20 tomato plants. The only problem is that 7 of them got curly leaves and were ready to die. We listen to a gardening show on Saturday mornings and whatever our plants got, is all over the place. They suggested pulling the dying ones out so whatever it is they got will not spread to the other plants. They think it is some kind of plant virus that came with the seeds when the tomatoes were planted. Some kinds of tomatoes seem to be more prevalent than others. We are hoping no more of the plants get it.

Cindy took some pictures of our garden and yard.

These two flowers are so tall, that Cindy put in a support to keep them upright.

In the background are some of the more healthy tomato plants. The bare dirt on the left is where she took out the dying plants.

I have been busy quilting, as usual. 

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Saturday, July 9, 2022

And Still More Quilts

 Riverton, Utah         High 100 Low 73

Well, July got here and with it came the heat. The weather has been so hot and then cold and then really hot so much That Cindy's garden has been doing very poorly. We counted about 7 tomatoes on about 20 plants. She only has a few zucchini plants, but they must like the heat, because we have had quite a few zucchinis so far and there are a lot more coming. But you know what they say about zucchinis, one plant will feed a whole neighborhood. 

I have been busy quilting. The first one is another scrappy.

The next quilt is one Cindy made from a kit that Nancy gave her. It is a patriotic kids quilt and Cindy let me play with what I wanted to do with it.

You can't tell from this picture, but I used poofy batting on the eagle and the flags in the middle so they stood up more.

There are lots of star and strip patterns on this quilt, which show up better on the back because of the different colors of thread.

Penny likes to go for a walk around the neighborhood, but with all the heat, lately, we have been waiting until the sun goes down to go anywhere. All I have to do is ask her if she wants to go for a walk and she gets all excited to go. There are a few words she knows. Among them is CAT. If anyone says cat, she starts looking for the cat so she can bark at it. She really hates cats. Another word she knows is GO and if we say go, she gets all excited to go with us. 

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