One pot worth of baby potatoes. We planted our container potatoes back in early May. They have now died off, all except one pot. I think we put them in a too hot area and the siding scalded them so they died off a bit early. I know potatoes normally die off when ready but the one that was on our back patio that gets a bit more shade still has green leaves. It was a great experiment and I will grow them again, only next year we will put them in a shadier spot. The tiniest ones are the size of a quarter. The bigger ones could be called fingerlings. This batch will be getting this treatment tonight on the BBQ, perfect for tiny tiny potatoes and a rosemary bush that thinks it is a fir tree:
Teeny tiny potatoes with rosemary from Skinnytaste.com
I am not going to dig up the rest until we are ready to eat them so from here on out we will have tiny potatoes that you pay big money for at the grocery store until mid-September.
Yes, we survived the reflooring. The baseboards have been reattached and touched up, although not to our standard. One of these days hubby will go around and bring it up to our standards. It kind of makes us think we need to do a coat of paint on the walls though as when we bought the house four years ago we only touched up the existing paint. The only place we painted was the three bedrooms to paint the pink out. Our entire home is off-white. I think we need some colour frankly but am kind of chicken to apply any real colour except maybe to our bedroom. Time will tell and neither of us is in a rush to get that done.
Since the house is put back together and clean and we actually got some company work done after the workman left on Thursday evening we went for a kayak. What started out as a liesurely kayak ended up being a 2 hour adventure leaving us both a bit tired and sore. We usually kayak for about an hour. Note to self - what appears close on the water can be very deceiving and once you kayak a distance you have to use manpower to kayak back. It was a hot and beautiful evening though and it was nice to actually get out on the water.
We launched from Goose Spit and kayaked over to the military docks. This is where they teach Sea cadets to sail. There are also two Military ships parked there.
We then kayaked over to the Comox Marina so I could get a good look at the seals. We don't like to get too close as don't want to disturb them but as always they were lounging on the boom.
We saw lots of seals this trip, mostly Mom's and their babies but I got no good shots. I accidentally came upon likely a day old seal not realizing what was floating in the water. Mom came rushing up and I realized what it was so I quietly paddled away. It wasn't moving very much but was definitely alive so I am guessing it was just a newborn. Hopefully Mom will watch it better from here on out and move somewhere a little safer.
And that has been our week. I survived the floor redo and am so freaking glad to have that behind us. I was completely dreading it but now can just enjoy the rest of our summer. We will work this weekend even though it is the long weekend right through until Wednesday afternoon when my Stepson who is on leave from the military will arrive for some fun. He is only staying a couple of days so we are not working while he is here and will hopefully do some touristy type Island stuff.
In other news my Stepdaughter asked if she could come here for Christmas. Fortunately I just won a boatload of air miles and checked space. Albeit crappy flight times with Scare Canada (Air Canada, not my favorite airline) but I was able to book a ticket. It will be nice to have her here for Christmas. Even better, we only had to pay the $105 taxes. Although she has talked to her mother twice now (after 2 years of no communication) she does not want to rely on her flaky boyfriend or end up at her Mother's house for Christmas. I always decorate the house right up and make a big deal about Christmas and apparently she loves that. Nice to feel appreciated.
If you are in Canada - enjoy your long weekend everyone!