We slept in today, probably the only real benefit to this life of retirement. Yes, I was awakened about 04:50 by the wails of three cats who were certain of imminent death by starvation. Accentuated by a fight between two or more cats right outside the back door. I think it was a fight, it might have been a mating ritual, with feral cats the sounds are pretty similar. So I dutifully dumped a 5.5 ounce can of wet cat food on a foam plate, set it down in their midst, and retreated to sleepy land. And stayed there a while, until far later than I should have been up.
Our cucumber vines have mostly died. We got VERY little production from them this year. All kinds of flowers, which the bees liked, but only a small handful of cucumbers to eat. Ditto for the beans. The zucchini plants grew like it was a jungle, crowding a lot of other stuff out, but we didn't get even a dozen fruits. Tomatoes have done a little better, but they're getting mysterious death as well. Peppers plants look nice, but almost no peppers. Not a good year for us. The plan is to relocate the garden next year. Perhaps that will help. So I'm instructed to start yanking out the dying plants in case there's some rot or mold that is spreading through the soil. We'll see: we're at about the end of a northeast Ohio growing season anyway. I expect to seen snow falling in the next six weeks. Yuckkkk!!!!!
Wife is in a lot of pain now. Running around after the Little One yesterday probably over-taxed that bad foot, so she's probably going to be mostly horizontal with the foot elevated for the next few days.
The Old Testament passage today is chapters 30 and 31 of the Proverbs, completing the annual trip through.
The New Testament reading is 2nd Corinthians chapter 8