There's nothing like packing for a month-long trip to make you realize how much stuff you think you need for daily life. Clothes, shoes, toiletries, books, and the most recent "stuff" category - electronic gadgets. Because it's a work trip, I have the added joy of traveling with an addtional computer and cellphone. So, two phones, two computers, a camera, and an e-reader, plus all the cables, adapters and chargers. It's ridiculous. I resisted getting a cellphone until 2004 and now I have two of the bloody things.
I've been looking at the weather forecast in Sierra Vista for the coming week. Tomorrow is supposed to be around 100F, but the rest of the week is "only" in the mid to upper 90's, with possible thunderstorms at the weekend. Cooler than Phoenix anyway. I think the higher altitude helps a bit. It should be somewhat similar to Idaho in August, which I've managed to live through before, so I guess I can do it again. But that heat means more laundry to do. One of the more annoying aspects of staying in a hotel for a month is running up and down to the laundry and back. I wish I could have got into the extended-stay apartments at the Marriott, but they were full. Lots of Feds in that part of the state right now. Probably the fires. The latest I've seen is that the fire near town is now 75% contained.
Here we are at the Eagle Renaissance Faire on June 18. We did two performances. The second one in falling rain. How much more Scottish could it be - going to a summer event in the rain? :)
I did a 50% chop on the catmint and it's doing fine. The un-chopped stems are in flower now, and the cut ones will come into bloom later. The other exciting thing in this bed is that the new Itoh peony (you can just see it's leaves behind the pink geranium near the bottom) has a flower bud on it. I hope I can get Ken to send me a picture if it flowers while I'm gone.