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Today promises to be a very busy day. Nacho will be here to work on the irrigation system with a helper. The Pest Control guy is coming to spray the commercial kitchen and while he is here, I will have him take a look in our home. We have been having mouse craps about once a month on the kitchen counter since June. I cannot figure out how they are getting in. Also, the water well guy is coming because the water tank is leaking from the top. The pump is not hooked up right so the water well house is flooded. David cannot do anything right now and I have no idea how any of it works. Also, Marlene will be here to help clean the house for a bit.
Before I ever even went outside to feed the fish and chickens, Nacho was here. David found that out when he was trying to let the dogs out first thing. Nacho was there and David was not decently dressed!
Matthew showed up at 7am to start work so he already had the place unlocked when I went out to do it.
I was a bit late getting to the store. Shortly after I got it open, I had customers from Fisher, Texas, near Canyon Lake. They were a very nice couple and we had a good visit. I gave them a tour since I could not reach anyone on the phone. Fortunately, we have garden seeds for sale and plenty of them. Around 1900 varieties right now.
It is 3:15pm and everyone has been here except for the well guy. I had to deal with reduced pressure all weekend when watering the animals and plants so I need him to show up and fix this problem.
Aaron got our brand new riding mower going this morning except when in neutral, it would die. I told David and he went out, saw the problem, moved a plug over one, and fixed it. The old riding mower is working well, pulling things around.
Nacho and his helper found a snake in the well house by our home, but did not kill it. They hunted for it, but it took off. I am freaked out. I hate snakes, plus they eat our fish. We still have four left I think. I saw three with my eyes this morning and four last night.
We have had garden seeds for sale now for 11 years, 11 months, and nine days. We have sold a whole lot of seeds in the past almost 12 years, on Amazon, our own website, Etsy, and eBay. We closed eBay but we still sell on Amazon and Etsy. We changed to our new website which gives the shopper a much better shopping experience than our old SBI site did.
Marc, our regular pest control guy is awesome. In the past, he has provided good service spraying our house for pest control and our commercial kitchen. A few months ago, we had a gnat outbreak in our Farm Store. He gave me some gnat spray and I have not had a gnat problem since.
About 10 days ago, there were mice droppings on the kitchen counter. I could not figure how they are getting in. Back in June, we had some as well. David called Encino Pest Control and they came out today since it was our regularly scheduled day.
He sprayed our commercial kitchen and then I took him to the house and showed him where we saw the mouse droppings. He examined under the cabinets and found a hole in the corner under the lower cabinets where they are coming in. He put some mouse bait in there and then sealed the hole up with wire. This hole leads to under our house to the great outdoors. Then he vacuumed the mess he made with the poison and told me no charge. I said that I was willing to pay a lot. He said again, "No charge."
Encino Pest Control is a family owned company and they care about their customers. If you are looking for a good pest control company, call them. Tell them Mrs. David's Garden Seeds® sent you! No, I don't get any money for writing this or for referring you. I just want you to know these are good people and they do great work, caring, not like the big pes control companies!
This morning, we hit the ground running. We had to leave the farm by 8am at the latest to make 9am doctor appointments in San Antonio. We hurried and got out of here.
So we got to the doctor office and I went to the bathroom. The receptionist called David over to the window and let him know that neither one of us had an appointment today. I came out and he told me. I whipped out my appointment card that was given to me ten weeks ago today for both of us. I knocked on the closed glass window where the receptionist was. She opened it and I said, "Oh, yes, we have appointments today" and showed her the card. No apology, just a "they will be with shortly."
The girl who wrote out the appointment card ten weeks ago forgot to add us to the computer for today. So I made sure people in the back knew what was going on. We had to wait quite a while. I had the appointment for ten weeks. We shouldn't have had to wait. By the time the doctor came in, I really had to pee and I was starving. It was a painful appointment. My toe has been swollen and in pain for over three weeks but my main focus was on getting David better and getting him to his appointments. I go back in two weeks to have toe surgery. I was very relieved when it was over. I feel much better for now.
I am back in the Farm Store with a lot of garden seeds for sale. I have been updating the garden seeds for sale on the website all afternoon. We close in 14 minutes.
Fast forward to 9pm. David received a text at 9pm that his ladder was here. He went outside to get the delivery.
This morning, the surgeon's office called to reschedule David's final post-op visit from August 19 to August 26 as Dr. Keller will be involved in a major surgery that day. David's surgical incision is still opening a bit every few days in different places. It is freaky.
Today, we have our birthday luncheon. This time, we are having it at a place called Farm to Familia on the other side of Poteet. David and I went there on a Friday evening a few weeks ago and got sandwiches for dinner. Hopefully, it will be a good time. We reserved the party room that they have for today when we visited.
Tomorrow is the day we see two different cardiologists to find out what they are going to do about David's atrial fibrillation. His cardiologist who did the conversions said it will probably be cardiac ablation. We have had several friends tell us that they would not do this. Then they tell us what we should try. However, none of them are cardiologists so we will listen to the experts....
We have been updating more of our garden seeds for sale on the website. It seems to be a never ending process.
We went to Farm to Familia for lunch and got in the party room. It was nice. Most of us had delicious burgers. I had the Swiss mushroom burger and it was big and so tasty. The one person who ordered fish was the last one to get his lunch. I had the watermelon something or other. It was so good.
Our guest of honor did not show up but we still had a birthday girl, our pastor's wife. Happy Birthday, Carolyn. We sang happy birthday and had a beautiful strawberry cake.
This afternoon, I got some loose tea mixes from Fresh Roasted Coffee.com. I made a pitcher full of black peach tea with stevia leaves and it was delicious.
The plumber was here today working on the well.
We got up early this morning to leave the farm by 7:45am. I did not sleep well at all and had some strange dreams. I was awake from 3:20am through 4:30am, tossing and trying to get comfortable. I finally fell back to sleep and then Alexa was waking me up.
When we left for San Antonio, two electricians were here working on the well house and putting in electricity where my watermelons are growing. I just cannot believe it. Four acres and they have to do something right where my melons are growing. I still have not harvested one as they are not ready. They will be back, maybe tomorrow.
David had appointments with two different cardiologists to see what to do about his atrial fibrillation. We got there just in time. The receptionist gave us a hard time about our cloth masks saying they would not be allowed in the future. Paper masks are the only way to go apparently now after over 18 months of cloth masks being fine. I told her that her office should have said something when they called. Then she asked for our vaccine cards. I thought the governor said businesses could not ask for such a thing and I told her so. She said she needs to scan them in. I told her we will not take the vaccine as it is dangerous. She told me she was just doing her job. Everyone else in the entire building was so nice. She wasn't nasty when we were there a month ago.
We went into the exam room and an aid gave David an EKG. The doctor came in and said he had to pinch himself a few times because David's heart has a normal sinus rhythm. He is out of atrial fibrillation. He said it is the Amiodarone he is taking. The doctor thought it would have fixed his heart sooner. The doctor said to give David only half of two of his pills as his blood pressure was low. He was pleased and then sent us upstairs to see the other cardiologist.
At the second cardiologist's office, the aid there also gave David and EKG and he was still out of atrial fibrillation. This doctor said David needs to lose as much weight as possible by November and then he will do cardiac ablation. They are supposed to schedule a stress test for David within the next two weeks to test out his heart to see if anything else is wrong with it.
Then we came back to the farm. I had to clean out part of the pantry where one of our ex-employees put up a crooked shelf. The day he did it, I told him it looked crooked. He told me no and said he had used a level. It looks like the cans are going to fall and hit you whenever you open the pantry. I cleaned all of that out and then cleaned out the master closet because Palm Harbor Homes put up cheap particle board with plastic brackets when they built our home and they broke. Our contractor is coming tomorrow morning to fix both areas.
I found the tiniest egg this afternoon plus the biggest egg I have
ever found. So someone laid their first egg and one of our baby chicks
laid the biggest egg ever because it is one of the chocolate brown ones.
Our older hens don't lay that color. I lined several up together for
It is now 7:35pm and my plan is to sleep well tonight! No scary doctor appointments tomorrow and David says he is feeling very well. I am hoping for a smooth evening filled with lots of sleep and sweet dreams!
I slept well last night and got up early because I know our contractor will be here. There are mountains of clothes and junk all over as I had to empty out the master closet. I will be going through the items and getting rid of some.
Well, the cardiologist never called back with a date and time for the stress test so I called them. They had not even made an appointment. So the receptionist set up an appointment for next Friday.
David and Matt tried out a new place today for father/son makeovers.
It has been a very busy day here on the farm. Not one customer came in asking if we have garden seeds for sale. But at 7:10am, when I came out to unlock things, I saw the electricians from yesterday sitting out at the gate with their truck motor running. So I waved to them and opened the gate for them. The gate opened and they continued to sit there. I could not understand it. At 7:30am when the gate opened for the day, they came in with our employees. Wow.
We still have all four of the fish. They were in the pond early this morning with about 11 frogs. Then the plumber got here with a lot of white pipes. Mike the contractor showed up to fix a crooked pantry shelf and to fix the cheap closet shelf with plastic brackets that Palm Harbor Homes put up that broke. He did a nice job, using actual wood and metal brackets.
Finally, Nacho showed up today to build a lean to next to the barn shed for vehicles. For some reason, when one comes, they all come. LOL!
I have been working all afternoon on garden seeds for sale on the website, deleting a lot of products that we will not be carrying anymore. Either we cannot find any or they are too expensive coming from the seed companies we buy from. Right now, we have close to 1900 varieties of seeds, so it is good to cleanse those slow moving items that don't make us much profit. Almost all of our employees have left for the week. I am about to close up shop for today and go feed the chickens.
This morning, David decided to mow with both riding mowers. One is now stuck in the sand and has to be pulled out. The other was never properly fixed even though it was in the shop for a few weeks. The muffler needs to be fixed and the blade is not cutting right. We paid a lot of money to have it taken to the shop and a lot to have it fixed and they failed.
The new mower needs to be pulled out of the sand. David was trying to figure out how to use it since it is not a normal riding mower and somehow ended up where there is no grass. I have not yet tried to use it. There is no steering wheel. Our son knows how to use it but he was not here this morning.
The store is closed so I can put the house back together and we have garden seeds for sale online that you can order.
David also discovered a lot of things were not getting done that he was having the farm team do. They told him things were done, yet he has found fertilizer bags, seed bags, and other things that were never used which means the things he told them to do were never done. So we have been paying people at least $16 an hour to do things that were never done and on top of it, David was lied to about them and the supplies were hidden in a shed. They knew he was too ill to go check it out. Totally unbelievable.
Our next door neighbor, Jorge, came over to fix the flag attachments on our gate. We decided to lower them a bit because our flags keep getting torn on the letters at the top of the gate. We called the welder who made the gate but he would not answer or return David's calls. Fortunately for us, Jorge is a welder and was happy to help us. He lowered the attachments and it looks great. Our new Texas flag still has not come in. It got pretty beat up in the wind when it got stuck.
I spent most of the day putting my pantry back together and putting the master closet together. I did not finish either project completely.
Every little while, David would send me another email regarding garden seeds for sale, both deleting and adding some of our garden seeds for sale. He has been doing this for weeks. He takes care of the garden seeds for sale on Amazon and I take care of them on our brand new website and on our Etsy Shop (which no longer exists as of this edit, 1/06/22).
The Svengoolie movie was good. House On Haunted Hill starred Vincent Price and was actually a bit scary. I had seen it before. We had pizza and a good time.
This morning we got up and went to our church in San Antonio. It was a good service but it is really getting to be too much driving an hour one way that early to go to church. I think we are going to have to go to a local church for the most part. My feet and ankles were all swollen by the time we got out of church and they were hurting. I wore comfortable shoes. They were fine when we were at home this morning.
Then we went to Home Depot to buy some $229 tool for David. They tried ringing it up four times and three times there was a fatal error. Somehow, they finally got it to go. We got it home only to discover that this tool does not come with a battery or a charger so we have to buy them separately. I have no idea what the tool is or how to use it and David would not explain so that is all I know. It took forever to get and then I had to ride home for another hour in the car in pain. I took my shoes off but that did not help much.
This afternoon, I tore apart the guestroom closet. It was a mess. I started putting a few things back in and then I was done. I cannot do these ugly housework projects all day long, three days in a row. I got rid of a bunch of stuff but there is still a lot that does not have a home yet. Other things found a home in our dumpster and some things will be donated.
If you are new to this website, I am married to David of David's Garden Seeds®. We have over 1,900 varieties of garden seeds for sale if you need Non-GMO seeds for your fall garden. We have a pretty good selection right now but the fall seeds are going quickly.
The orders for the garden seeds for sale are just pouring in this weekend so thank you to everyone who is ordering!
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