Then last night a few of my good friends took me out to Outback for my birthday. It was so much fun. Yummy, and we were just silly. Then we went to Starbuck's to visit our young friend that works there. We are all like mothers to her and she couldn't come to dinner because she was working.
So today I decided I had to get these plants in that I got last week for my birthday. I am not a gardener. I usually buy plants, leave them outside to die in their pots before I decide to get them in the ground. Well I was digging my second hole for a small rose bush and all of a sudden, water starting seeping into the hole. Drat, I hit an irrigation pipe. My husband, who is out in the mountains with his two friends, is going to kill me! So I turn the water off to the house, well that doesn't work because it's the water in the yard, and that is a different cut off valve. I'm trying to remember where that valve is. The old one was in the driveway in front of the granny flat, but it used to collect water from the neighbor's run off and the lever rusted and fell off. So I have no choice but to call my husband. He tells me he thinks our friend who fixed our driveway last year moved it. Well I still couldn't find it; then he told me that he thought it was the big valve by the palm tree. So I turn it all the way to the right to shut it off and run back and check ... still water is coming! Ahhh!!! Just about that time they got home and apparently I just hadn't turned that valve by the palm tree enough, because one of our friends turned it more and shut if off. Whew!! Tomorrow, my hubby's friend will help him fix it. Thank goodness his friend is here, because he's mechanical, and my darling husband is not.
Well I got most of the plants planted; all except for the ones near the hole. I didn't want to mess with putting any more water there. It needs to dry out so they can fix it tomorrow.
|This is what the patio "garden" looked like "before"|
|This is what it looks like now!|