I must admit, I’m feeling a bit of the same ennui that Shane expressed over the weekend. It just feels like a dead time. No great sports stories, we’re in the heart of the political desert between the end of the primaries and the conventions. There have certainly been some important stories, but somehow it just feels like a lot of hot air. Repetitive hot air at that.
But that’s no excuse for failing to bring you, Faithful Reader, the type of insightful and fascinating content that you’ve come to expect from the Damn Lefties, and I promise that this will be a week of Topics Worth Talking About.
However, the week typically starts with Monday. So, for today, you get more information about the most important topic I know about – me!
Firstly, it occurs to me that, after one week, I failed in my weekly landscaping updates. Rest assured, Faithful Reader, that work continued despite the lack of an update.
As we saw two weeks ago, my bamboo garden fence was nearly ready to be set up. Here it looks, mostly finished:
Still a little work to be done, and it certainly needs some decoration around the outside. I hope to put some decorative grasses or low shrubs in front of it, but that’s almost certainly a job for next year.
Second up, some de-weeding. Here’s what the left half of the back yard looks like right now:
Okay, it still needs some work. And, by ‘some’, I mean, ‘a shitload.’ But it’s a lot better than when those 3-foot-tall weeds were planted in the dirt, I think.
Next up is starting to re-lay the sprinkler system in the front yard, turning it from a pop-up system to underground drip irrigation…