Another cool morning followed by hot afternoon, and cool evening. Definitely Fall north of Houston.
Started yesterday about an hour earlier than planned, but on the other hand, they didn’t need me to move most of the stuff I was planning to move. The holes confirm that the old foundation repair was doomed to fail from the beginning. No soil to bear on under the down hill side of the house. Sand, and silt. Good thing these helical piles don’t care… They are due back here today at 7am and hope to finish the digging today.
Lake was down even more. This would be a good time to work on the rotten support pilings for the dock as most of them are out of the water now. Too bad I’ve got other fish to fry.
Skeeters are out in force. They don’t usually bite me, and if they do it doesn’t raise a welt, but the buzzing in my ear drives me mad, and I can feel them on my skin. This is the first visit where they were really noticeable and for some reason the house is full of them.
Asked one of the neighbors that’s been up here a long time what fruit trees he thought would be hardy and would grow well, he suggested peach and plum. Said that apples didn’t do well. I already have a persimmon tree. Can’t remember if I’d mentioned that. Fruit is delicious and sweet. Big seed though. I can’t recall ever eating a persimmon before.
Didn’t see any animals last night, but there were lots of raccoon and deer tracks in the mud along the shoreline. DID see a big snake in the water as I was packing up my radio… since he was under the water and still, I’m guessing ‘Plain-bellied Water Snake’ based on color. Hard to tell at a distance though. I do not care for snakes, especially ones that lurk. It’s country out here.
Stacking up good will and ties to the community this week. Knowledge too. Stack something good.