It really has been a very hot week and it is still early in the year. All week I have been trying to do little projects that I have been avoiding since we moved here, like cleaning and arranging the outside storage room. I had to take several breaks throughout the project as it was just amazingly hot.
I started to clean the storage room last week but when I started moving things around I found spiders by the hundreds. If anyone knows me well, they know I came very close to dying in 1997 when I was bitten on the neck by a Brown Recluse. It became extremely infected and I was in the hospital within a few days of being bitten. So I went to Lowe's and purchased the Raid Fumigators. I like the fumigators because they produce a white smoke that gets into the walls, floors, and any thing where air can enter. I set two off in the room and closed the door for several hours.
When I returned I found spiders by the hundreds all over the floor. I swept it clean and unpacked boxes that have been sealed since our move. I got rid of a bunch of junk and I can now walk into the storage room where before I had to climb over stuff. It sure is nice having it done.
I am also trying a home Eco-friendly fertilizer for the yard. It has several unusual ingredients but if it works it should help the grass grow and thrive through the hot summer. I am posting some before and after pictures of the yard in a few minutes. Although there are still a few bald spots, the yard is shaping up. It took awhile but I think I have just about cleared the yard of Poison Ivy, Sumac, and Oak. I have also tried to kill some of the underbrush. All in all, we are enjoying what we are seeing. Being that it is our first year here we have been in a wait and see what comes up pattern and as it does we try to improve upon that.
Again this week met two friends we have been talking to on Facebook. This has been such an awesome experience and a very positive one at that. I would like to say to both Brittany and Whitney Traylor, I know you guys were swamped yesterday but it was nice meeting the two of you and having you meet Miss Janit. Some day soon we will get you guys to come over for dinner or drinks down by the river.
Tomorrow is Memorial Day and it is so important for all Americans to stop and just give at least a moments thought of gratitude to all the men and woman that have and do serve in our Armed Forces. We are such a blessed nation that has the best Armed Forces in the world. That includes the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and the Coast Guard. I would also like for everyone to remember the National Guard that plays a big part in all of our military maneuvers. Thank you all, for all that you do to protect this nation, and others throughout the world that desire to live in peace, free of oppression.
Thank you also goes out to all the families that have lost loved ones who were defending this great nation. Thank you to all the wives, husbands and children of the service members that are currently serving, for the sacrifices you make each day as your loved ones are ensuring this nation remains free and remains a leader in ensuring peace in the world. Without your support and sacrifices our nation would not have the best Armed Forces in the world.
I wish everyone a safe Holiday Weekend.