Holy crow this was a hot week! Today was the worst, too. Heat index hit 101. Yuck. I keep biking earlier and earlier in the day and still end up really sweaty. But, at least I am getting in the exercise.
I *still* have not gotten my new computer set up with work. I emailed tech support to set up a time, who said to call, and then I just got voice mail. So I left a voice mail message yesterday, which they didn’t return and then sent another email which went unanswered. And now it is the weekend. This frustrates me to no end. I have my stuff all ready to go. I have my text expander installed, my medical dictionary and spellcheckers. I also installed Word 2003 – yes, 2003. That is the version we have to use. I am just hoping the old computer hangs on long enough until tech support decides to work with me. I tell you, if I could just get the software myself and install it I would LOL! I am trying really hard not to be annoyed, but I think it is a bit late for that.
This computer is a touch screen computer, too. I am doing surprisingly well with that. Usually I have all kinds of trouble with touch screens, so this is encouraging. I don’t have to use the touchscreen on the computer, but I have been playing with it. I do have to get used to typing on a bigger keyboard and I make typing errors, which can be amusing. I want to practice on it a lot so when (EVER) I get it set up for work it won’t be as hard an adjustment. All this technology and I *still* do not have a smart phone 😀 I’m just cheap.
Anyhoo – you all aren’t coming here on a Friday for me to talk about work – it’s flower time! My garden is pretty much in its glory time right now. Freshly edged last weekend on the only cooler day.
My garden is very informal. Kind of a cottage garden, I guess. I didn’t really have a plan when I made this garden other than the general shape and my anchor plants (the butterfly bush, burning bush, and rose bushes).
Most of you know I have been specialty cone flower obsessed the last couple years.
I have a couple white swan standard cone flowers:
Unfortunately, my globe thistle didn’t come back this year, which is one of my favorite flowers along side these cone flowers. Here is a seedling, though.
I hope that will bloom next year. I seem to have trouble getting my globe thistles to stay.
Here is a closeup of the milkshake:
Liatris (gay feather)
Bees love the liatris!
More of the heirloom lily buds are opening. These are so cool! It’s like a bow. A beautiful little package 😀
Tippy pots – number 1:
These pots sunk down a little because they are plastic and the stick shows through. Lesson learned.
Tippy pot number 2:
I have a few buds on the rose bushes. Time for a small flush.
2 of the bushes are getting black spot like last year. These really humid spells seem to do them in. I need to spray with some baking soda this weekend to see if I can halt the disease.
Lots o’ black eyed Susans now.
I think next week I will be able to show off the butterfly bush, too! Aren’t you excited? Then maybe I will actually get some butterflies to come around…
Hopefully some good solo riding this weekend as John is gone. Maybe not Saturday as it will be in the mid 80s and stormy as the front moves through, but who knows?
Have a great weekend!