Well, ok, it wasn't midnight. It was about quarter to 10pm, as they close at 10pm. Today was a miserable day.. 102 deg was the official high, which broke the previous high record. DH & I stayed in the basement most of the day as it's very cool & comfy down there w/the AC and fans running. DH is from Northern European stock, which means that he's a bit on the fuzzy-wuzzy side. That's a lot nicer than saying that his mother dallied with a bear and that's why he's so frickin' hairy. Anyways, he wasn't feeling well due to the extreme heat, so we stayed downstairs doing stuff that I'd been wanting to do for some time. At around 5:30ish, we finally adjourned upstairs and worked in the kitchen as I wanted to change out the shelving in the kitchen to give me more space. After we broke everything down, that's when I realized that I wanted to paint it, too. By this time, it's about 8pm, so we got a bite to eat & wandered off to Walmart & Home Depot to do some shopping. While DH was getting my paint made (I chose "Tiggerific" for the main walls http://www.homedepot.com/Paint...
and "Green Acres" for the trim http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/...
), I decided to wander out to the garden center and see what kind of trouble I could get myself into.
And boy did I.
For some reason, they'd gotten in a fresh shipment of roses! w007! for me! I picked up only 8 roses.. ONLY 8. But the ones I got.. wow! Now, because of the EXTREME heat, no one had a smell, but I *know* that some of these smell good, so that's why I went ahead and got them. I got:
Henry Fonda (marked correctly)
Henry Fonda (TOTALLY marked incorrectly.. NO idea who this is.. I'll see about getting an individual name tomorrow when I plant it, looks more like my International Herald Tribune, to be honest!)
Intrepid Red (why do they call it Intrepid red? HMF has it as a bright orange rose! http://www.helpmefind.com/rose...
Angel Face (can't help myself!!!)
Betty Boop (at Home Depot??)
YAY! Now I just have to put everyone in the ground first thing after I paint the kitchen. Then water like hell. And pray. But, for $9.97 ea? Can't beat that with a stick!!