What a busy day. We dropped off two boxes of books at a book recycling event (and didn't leave with more books), we went to Menards and bought a hose nozzle (as are homeowners now), some roller covers (as are homeowners with big painting project) and a small paintbrush (as have ridiculous amount of trim to edge around.)
Then, on a whim, we went to a garden center. And we bought some plants, although we were very restrained and did not buy everything pretty that we saw (which was all of it.) We got some groundcover for underneath a couple trees in the front yard, and we got some flowers.
We put a second coat of red paint up in the kitchen, and it looks much less blotchy.
I regained some more yard with my reel mower.
Then the Fool and I dug out the entire front flower bed, which had a lot of crabgrass and dandelions in it, and put in our flowers and plants (herbs, coneflower, black-eyed susan, phlox, strawflowers and some little blue stinkers, lobelia, maybe? Yes. Lobelia.)
Our garden theme is "Plants We Liked."
We gave them a good soaking with the new hose nozzle, and now, we are giving ourselves a good hosing down before we go out for Mexican food and go to the Old Town School of Folk Music to hear the Old Blind Dogs and Fairport Convention.