First, the stuff.
I finally got my computer troubles sorted.
OK, now I know I've been watching too much BBC when I've started picking up British idioms.
Be that as it may, I finally got my computer troubles sorted. No, I didn't get my computer fixed. I gave up on it when I couldn't even get the OS to reinstall, so I went and got Cody's old HP from his room. He wasn't using it any more, so there's no sense in me spending money on a new one when I could get that one.
So, that's that.
I decided not to use that old Money Map banking program any more, for two reasons. One, I hated it from the beginning. And two, when I went to the website to see if there was an upgrade, they don't even offer it any more. Since it was a download, I didn't have a disc. I went this afternoon, because I had to go to the post office anyway, and picked up Quicken. All of my friends who use it say it's a really good program, so we'll give it a go.
Now, a few photos of my flowers:
Zinnias and marigolds:
I have a very orange bed this year. Except for my Lantanas. They are yellow and pink.
More marigolds. I probably should have deadheaded before taking the picture, huh?
This is the one I bought at Lowe's last month. It's very unique. At least I haven't seen one like this before.
This is a zinnia that seeded from last year. It's actually outside my bed, but I like it.
Everything is doing well, except my poor Four O'Clocks.
They are being eaten alive. I spray them down nearly every day, but they are still being munched to death. I think next year, I'm not even going to fool with them. I'll just put a whole row of lantanas there where they are. I may scatter a few Four o'Clock seeds in my wildflower side, but I'm not going to make them a major focus of my beds again. As hot as it is here, they don't open until nearly 9:00 PM anyway.
I'm usually in bed by then.