Sunday, March 11, 2012

Radon Mitigation and Plants In The Ground

The radon level in the basement of the new house is now only 2.0, thanks to the hard work of Scott Hopkins at Tarheel Basements.  This is great news.  I feel comfortable about staying there now.  And we'll now bring the kitty cats and fish tanks and the rest of our stuff!  They had to drill 3 pipes into the earth beneath the house, rather than just 1, because of the density of the clay and the way the house had been added onto. It took them almost all day.  Congratulations to Tarheel Basements for such a successful mitigation effort. 

TheBoys did a great job yesterday planting in the yard.  We had so many poor plants that had survived in patio pots way past the time for that.  The red Japanese maples were way past due getting to spread their toes, and the red Knock Out rose has been soooo patient.  Now they're in the ground, along with our irises, shasta daisies, golden mums, marigolds, lilies, and the birdbath has a beautiful new setting also.  Such a great feeling to get everybody planted.  It's been fun watching as the early Spring weather is prompting trees to bud and little flowers to appear.  There seem to be quite a lot of flowers and decorative trees&shrubs here.  Two stunning weeping mulberries.  At least one other red Japanese maple.  Lots of daffodils. Lots of little wildflowers.  I can't quite focus on gardening yet since we don't have the move completed, but soon..... real soon!  

Today we packed and rested and packed and rested.  Tomorrow is another moving day.  I like this moving pace because I can absorb one day's load, or most of it, before the next day's load arrives.  That means we actually know where things are, for the most part.  

The dining room is currently painted "Resort Green".  While this is a cheerful color, it doesn't match my dining room things which are blue and blue-grey.  So I've been looking at various blue paints and have decided to repaint the dining room Glidden's "Island View".   It's a pretty blue without being cute.  I'd like to get that done before the moving pace picks up to include the china cabinet and buffet, so hope to start that tomorrow.  Life is good!

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