|Internet photo of how I feel|
Beloved had a better grasp of this than me. His brains plus the skill of the lady on the phone got us through the process. It really did go smoothly although it is of necessity, a time-consuming experience. I just did my best to sound intelligent when questions were asked of me.
With the arrival of several confirming emails from our agencies, it looks like we did it all correctly. Whew. Now to my astonishment, what we have done is starting to line up in my thoughts and it even makes sense! Hooray!!!
(But please, don't ask me any questions lest my bubble burst and I return to my place of uncertainty!)
|'the best of the bunch'|
|Jade in the dining room|
|Pathos near an east-facing window|
|blue flax in my front yard|
|the Internet version of Stella d'ora lilies|
I think they only come in a couple of shades of yellow, which is fine by me. These grow so well that some schnazzy neighborhood streets grow them in their center medians. That's a pretty good recommendation, don't you think?
This segment about outdoor matters would be incomplete if I did not show off this photo...
|back yard faucet|
What, you may ask, is so special about this faucet? Well, I'll tell you. This comes under the heading of "no house is perfect." We had this place built 3 years ago and sometime after the closing paperwork was signed we discovered that this faucet was sort of hanging on barely by one screw. The other screw was stripped out and I won't bore you with the details, but it was an engineering mistake behind the siding that had my Beloved scratching his head with bewilderment as to how fix it.
He tried an appeal to the builder, but at the same time, he was leaning heavy on them to replace our seriously cracking 3-car driveway, so he had to pretty much drop the faucet issue and give all his attention to the more expensive repair. It's called, "choosing your battles."
Anyway, he had a brain flash recently. With my obliging help and a ball cap fitted with tiny LED lights (check Sears for that), the thing looks as it should have from Day One. Yes, I am blessed with a smartie of a husband!
We don't have anything else blooming much - yet. The Lilacs are not really showy with flowers this year, but they are still young bushes and we are just thrilled their leaves and branches are flourishing.
|yellow Calla lilies at Lowe's|