Chasing Cheerios

Saturday, July 18, 2009

We Came Home To...

a treeful of peaches!!! We were so excited when we saw all of the ripe peaches when we drove into our yard. We had fun picking them, and then we went to check our earthboxes on the deck. We had about 15 tomatoes, around 20 grape tomatoes, 2 cucumbers, 1 zuchini, and 1 rotten bell pepper. We also came home to a broken hot water heater and a house that is a disaster :( I really hate unpacking!


  1. Oh, I am SO sorry about your hot water heater. Ours broke the last time we went out of town, too. My husband went to the garage to put the luggage away that night and found our water heater squirting like a hose on full blast. Not a fun night of cleaning. I hope the damage is reparable! I'm sure you know this, but my uncle (a contractor) told us to put lots of fans up to push the moist air out and through an open window or door. We pulled up the carpets, threw away the pad, and we had one fan in the bathroom that had the most flooding, another HUGE one in the hall to push it the last twenty feet and into the garage. Dried up in just a few days. Good luck!!

  2. Myrnie- Luckily (or unluckily) our hot water heater breaks ALL the time, so it wasn't that big of a deal. (it breaks everytime we have significant wind or rain). It was just very frustrating to take O in for a shower (much later than I'd planned) and realizing that we had no hot water and having to wait for Elliott to fix it and then waiting for it to heat up. grrrr. We need to just break down and buy a new one, but I hate to spend the money :(

  3. Sorry about the hot water heater, but I did love this peach tree photo :) We've been in our house for 5 years now and when we moved in there was this glorious tree in the front that we learned was a peach tree that used to grow the most glorious peaches that everyone in the neighborhood would enjoy. The tree was beautiful but not thriving with peaches any longer and I think that first year or so got some kind of leaf fungal disease :( After getting advice and treating it, we ended up having to cut it down. So sad :( You never want to cut down a glorious tree, much less one that gave the neighorhood memories. We now do have a lovely young crabapple tree there, so that's nice.....