Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Waiting Patiently

Today is my first day off to myself in almost three weeks. Or, at least, it would have been. The flooring will be delivered this morning. Meaning, I need to clear a large area so over 700sf (20some odd boxes) of hardwood can be stacked and made ready for our carpenter. And, of course, due to the lovely and intelligent Gov. Palin's nomination for Vice President....the man will be busy covering every aspect of her life until November. Good for our personal economy......but having him gone a lot can be challenging.

The other problem today is our septic system. Due to the unusually high rainfall and lack of warmth to evaporate same, our ground is saturated. And our septic system, which we almost religiously have pumped every year, but has been known to go almost three years without complaint, is causing 'greywater' backups and leakage under the sinks of our downstairs (garden level) office/little kitchen/laundry room area. Having mopped up two unpleasant messes in the past 48 hours, and now with buckets under drain pipes to alleviate same, I wait for the septic pump folks. There are many clever names for our septic companies...one company has a fleet of trucks called "Turdinator I, Turdinator II, etc."...another company has "The Super Duper Pooper Pumper". I just call JR's. They're close by and reliable and they'll be here this afternoon. Until then, no laundry, no dishwasher, no bath/shower etc." Guess I'll fix a cup of tea and finish up my Broadripple socks. And here's a little garden tour while we wait. Enjoy and Knit On.

A new variety of Astilbe for this year's garden.....


The rose colored Astilbe I planted a couple of years ago...it has spread beautifully and provides a tall feathery accent to the fall garden...


These white and blue campanulas have also proliferated in the past 2 years....


And of course, the showstoppers of the late summer garden...a full three weeks behind schedule, my stargazer Lilies.....

10 comments:

Minnie~Knits said...

well I declare Miss Lisa, those are the most beautiful Stargazers I've ever seen! I lurve lillies.

Scrabblequeen said...

Beautiful garden tour! And yeah for flooring arriving. Next thing you know, you'll actually have a floor. :-)

Wanderingcatstudio said...

your lillies are absolutely beautiful!

Laura Jane said...

Gorgeous garden shots.

I'm intrigued by the Governor connection and hubby's role.

And good luck on the JR front.

I miss you, we need to chat! HOw did your friend's trip to Sydney go?

Allison said...

I love your flowers - they are gorgeous! My heart goes out to you on the septic issues. We're on septic as well and right when we finished our remodel there was a storm which caused the septic tank to settle just a bit but enough so the pipe got blocked - the rest was a nightmare all over my new carpet, bathroom, etc. It was awful. So what does hubby do to follow the new VP candidate around? I realize I should know that. So what do you think of her?

Joan said...

What so you have as mulch? Gravel? How often do you weed? You have the most beautiful garden. I had my lawn guy weedwhack all the flower beds this summer...lol.
Lucky you on that floor. Major bummer on the septic. Could there be anything worse to clean up? Well, maybe for a nurse, there is, ;-p

Laura said...

that reminds me to do something about my septic! ;)
your picture of the glacier a few posts back is so pretty. I really need to make the drive down there.

Milly said...

Congrats on Gov. Palin.
And the garden is just beautiful! I have never been a big fan of Lilies but those Stargazers, wow, I think I am going to have to get some of those!
Hope your septic is fixed soon!

smariek said...

Love those stargazer lilies! You have a beautiful garden. Sorry to hear how you had to spend your first day off in aeons.

junior_goddess said...

Have you had your first frost now?