We did some yard work after the rains this weekend and were just attacked by bug bites-I wish we had thought of this before getting eaten alive- Now we know- mixing up a batch to try before we go out on a walk or anywhere outside again.
Good news is that a little bit of peppermint oil and homemade thieves spray took the itch away quickly for us!
Before the downpour on Saturday afternoon we were able to enjoy a lovely Arizona Fall day and headed down to Desert Horizon nursery to look for a few new plants for the front yard planter. They also have a farmers market there that actually sells produce– imagine that (unlike the “farmers markets” that are just mini boutiques with home based business product booths that hardly has any produce at all- I am speaking to you Gilbert Farmers market. We were immediately greeted and could tell right away that the family owned business was filled with pride– I love that little nursery and will be back often! We decided on a few lantana shurbs in orange and red:
After that we were famished so headed to In and Out burger to fuel up. For some reason we were all giddy and goofy and just plain happy.
It was great since little did we know the stresses that would hit us later in the day when the rains came.
I love the rain— L.O.V.E. everything about rain….
….except that it wrecks havoc on properties when it rains the way it has been raining here in AZ recently. When your job is to “manage properties” havoc wrecking is not good. Not Good at all. Praise God we only had one of the 4 sub-ground level apartment units in your portfolio experience any issues this time around.
Issues that Jason was able to keep minimal by going on site himself since the tenants were out of town to bail out water and get remediation happening quickly. He likely saved that owner several thousands of dollars by being proactive and not just waiting until the tenant was home and could let us know if there was any damage.
All in a days work right?
Anyways- in all of that- it was great to be prepared and have dinners planned and shopped for so at least one area of stress was lower than normal.
Here is this weeks meal plan: