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04 May 2019 @ 12:48 pm
Last day to vote-- again!  
The voting window for the LJ Idol sudden-death write-off ends early tonight at 10pm EDT. If you haven't already voted, would you mind taking a moment to support me in the poll? Thank you! I really appreciate it. :)

So, no bike ride yesterday. I went down to the wire finishing that Idol story, which was also how Monday went. :O

But by yesterday's deadline, it was too late to even bike in the garage before dinner! I walked around the neighborhood for a bit after dinner instead, stretching my legs and feeling the nice air and smelling all sorts of things in bloom. And noticing that the neighbors across the back fence apparently are not the only ones who like to string large klieg party lights around the yard and sit out under them after dark. But what about the mosquitos?

I'll go biking in a bit this afternoon, and possibly go around the yard and do another survey de la mort. Because the last one was two weeks ago, and things may have gotten worse since then-- and I'm just talking about the new landscaping from last year! There are a couple of spots where if there weren't a lone buried twig or a plastic stake, I would have no idea I had even planted something there earlier.

All of that is a completely separate issue from other basic yard maintenance that needs to happen. I cut back a bunch of bulb plants last weekend, because their leaves just grow and grow until they block the path of the sprinklers. But I didn't get to all of them. And now? I'm looking out the window at the ornamental plum tree, whose branches are heavy and sagging and waiting to snap... They're heavy because they're covered with little cherry-sized sour plums. This variety is supposed to be non-fruiting! But after the first five years, some strain of "You're not the boss of me!" kicked off, and it's been putting out useless fruit ever since.

If I'd wanted that kind of grief, I would have planted a tree with good plums!

So, what are all of you up to this weekend?

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