March 12, 2010
Holy smokes did it rain overnight. You could hear it pounding on the roof. I’m amazed this morning that there are any flowers left in the garden. But already the rain is lessening and I expect that the afternoon will be sunny. Yes another photo of another daffodil today. These while lovelies bloom in the border on the west side of the property. They don’t fall into the house shadow so they get all the morning sun. Their numbers have been diminishing over the years and I suspect, again, the Narcissus Bulb Fly has been doing its destruction. I am not yet reconciled to accepting the damage they do and will try to be conscientious about catching them if I can find a butterfly net. If not, I will just have to accept that I will have to be planting daffodils every year. Unfortunately they attack other bulbs as will so maybe the planting will have to be an ongoing task.
A busy day today with shopping for the bed and breakfast (we have guests tonight for the first time in 4 days) and continuing to work in room 8. Victoria is a great place for shopping because it is a very accessible town: nothing is very far away. You can drive from one side of the city to the other side in probably less than half and hour. Unlike Vancouver, traffic jams are very rare, expect on the highway at rush hour and it is easy to avoid travelling at that time.
The plastering is almost complete with one more coat today and the final tomorrow. I took a template of the window in the door so that I could have a sealed unit made. The template is required because the opening is not quite square. That should be ready on Tuesday for installation which will mean that there is nothing standing in the way of completing the room. Not that there is anything standing in the way now, but this is the one remaining job that required outside input and I am glad that that will be finished. Unfortunately I can’t complete the casings and baseboard until the plastering is finished because some of the plaster will have to run behind the casings, so that’s a bit frustrating. But there are, of course, lots of other bits and pieces that I can be working on.
Fernando is up and around today and feeling much better. He really has had a hard time of it since he got back from Spain. I hope this will be the end of the cold and flu season, at least for him, and us.