Friday, April 29, 2016

Spring Happenings

Happy Friday! With all the chaos going on with the cats, painters at the house, being sick, and general spring busyness, I haven't updated you on what's going on with our house sale.

We were all set to put the house up on the market last month after we had our upstairs ceilings and trim painted, but then we changed our minds at the last minute. When I sat down and thought about it, we would be basically selling our house and moving to be closer to a job that neither my husband nor myself have right now!

Right now, I work from home and my husband's job actually transferred him to an office location that is closer to where we currently live, so that didn't make any sense. On top of that, we would be moving to a much more expensive area without an increase in our income, so that didn't make any sense either.

Lastly, we really believe that people are going to be holding off on making a big purchase, such as a house, until after the Clowntown-Reelection-Circus that is going on right now. I think this year's election is making a lot of people nervous, including me and my husband.

So, we are staying put for another year (at least). Our neighbors, who have the exact same house model as us, weren't happy to hear the news, but they haven't budged either. Maybe they are thinking the same thing? Either way, I've decided to let it go and there's nothing we can do to change what happens with our neighbor's property.

Maybe I'll finally get to see some of these gorgeous Bearded Irises that I bought 3 years ago thrive and bloom! I bought them in the fall and for the first year, they lived in pots and didn't bloom. The 2nd year, I planted them in an area that didn't get very much sun and they didn't bloom. Last year, I transplanted them to our backyard where they get full sun and they finally bloomed but were devastated by iris borers.

I was able to save most of them and treated them with grub control pesticide granules (systemic) when they broke ground a few weeks ago. They all seem to be doing well and hopefully, we'll get more flowers this year! I'm not one to use pesticides, but when it comes to my beloved irises, all bets are off!

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