That is when the lovely contestant Hale Mana will go before the judges. It could have been Tuesday, but I had already planned to go to another class at bug school. After all this time I can wait another day. On Thursday a phone will get hooked up. So they say. I know they need to get a phone line to my pole first. Maybe it is an easy procedure for them. The phone line is only two poles away.
I would have rather been painting, but it kept spritzing rain ahead of the thunder and lightning and downpours that arrived this afternoon. I needed something to do and it has been a long while since any attention was paid to The Wall, so I went underneath, out of the rain, to tidy up in anticipation of more rock stacking to come.
One of the patio sculptures had been telling me for some time it wanted to be reconfigured. Then two of the larger stones fell over in the freeze-thaws. I tended to that in between spritzes. Ideally the stones would be on a gravel base, but I plan to have a planting pocket in a future stone floor around the sculpture. I sank them a bit deeper in the ground. It will make for a nice garden of miniatures.
Two more stones, a bit of shuffling and a whole new look.
The basement patio is a leaf magnet. I set all the leaves free in the strong gusty wind. The minor erosion, mostly from me crawling around under there for one process or another was scooped back up the hill and off of the fabric behind the wall.
The upper wall needs to be topped off adding about another six inches in height. The ceiling of the basement patio needs to be primed and painted. That will make a fine early summer project. You can see the underneath light on the ceiling in this picture. It is a larger version of the porch lights and will make a sunburst pattern of light on the ceiling.
What I really need is a cafe table and two chairs. It may not be finished, but there is no reason not to enjoy the space now.