I’m back, well temporary. Will be offline again when the kitchen and roof repair jobs start, hopefully soon.
By the middle of March all the snow and ice from the roof finally melted. Towards the end of March, the insurance adjuster came to inspect the external and internal damages. A week later his report arrived. The contractor is now looking over the report and need to contact the adjuster to clarify certain details. The contractor also needs to apply for the required permits from the town and to fit me in with his schedule. Waiting and more waiting. It is going to be a while before work starts.
If I knew the project was going to drag out for so long, I would not have emptied my kitchen cabinets. Meals making has been a challenge for the past few weeks and will be for many more.
As if I needed more stress, I have been down with a horrible case of bronchitis for the past 3 weeks. Still coughing, but at least I am now spending more time in a vertical position than a horizontal one.
There are, however, silver linings.
♥ I lost 10 pounds. Will these pounds stay away once I regain my appetite? Going to be a challenge.
♥ Being inactive for 3 weeks, my left shoulder (got hurt while I was emptying my kitchen cabinets) got some rest and is pretty much back to normal. I can now move my left arm freely but must be careful when lifting.
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Was having a “feeling better” day on Saturday and took a walk in my veggie garden. Not a good idea as it was very windy. My cough is now worse even though I stayed out only long enough to harvest a few leeks and parsnip. Hopefully I will improve in a few days.
The above leeks were from my 5/21/13 transplant. Left in the garden to over winter and harvest as need (mulched heavily with leaves before the ground froze). Given the severe winter, I did not think they would survive, but as you can see from the above photo they not only survived they look good (a bit on the skinny side though).
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Parsnips were direct sown on 5/10/13. Like the leeks, I left some to overwinter in the garden (also mulched heavily with leaves). Aren’t they the best looking parsnips!
Making soup with both the leeks and parsnips together with carrots and celeriac in storage.
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Check out the photo below, it says S-P-R-I-N-G!
Look at all the buds, will be putting on a gorgeous display soon.
The clump is getting overcrowded, need to divide this year.
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