The backyard was a pond for a few minutes until it soaked in. It gave me a chance to see where the water flows and today I was out there digging ditches to direct the water to my trees and garden. I planted beans, corn, sunflowers, squash, watermelon, and devil's claw along the wall and patio. Hopefully, something will come up.
When I finish the ditches I will line them with cardboard and fill them with wood chips to create a sponge and to deter the weeds. I learned that from a permaculture book I read last month. It's finally time to put some of that knowledge to the test.
I also had enough time this long weekend to look in some of my old boxes. Soap collection, Cabbage Patch Preemie, camp cookware still in box.
Sure, I took them out and looked at them, but did I donate them or list them for sale? No. Not yet. I did start a give-away pile and threw out some things. I was able to get rid of one box. That's not a lot but I didn't stay in that room very long because the dust was causing my nose to run like a faucet. An allergy pill and more Doctor Who and I was back to normal.