Jan. 16th, 2017

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1. First shift of the year at Not the IRS! ...Where I sat around doing pretty much nothing for five hours, because most people don't have their documents yet, and even if they do, efiling is not yet open for state returns. *sigh* I did make a few phone calls, but that was it. (The mall office is closed this year, so we have to notify all clients who used that office that they should come to the plaza office instead.)

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13. Touched up Mom's sixth picture frame -- by which I mean, I removed the masking tape (this was harder than usual, since the slight looseness of the frame meant that in several cases the tape was now a couple milimeters under the wood, and I had to pry it out with a knife blade) and applied a final coat of paint to problem areas. I will have to slice off a few bits that smudged over the glass in that process, but as with the laundry, I'll get to that Monday or Tuesday.
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six narcissus and two peppers in terracotta pots on a table; a spider plant hangs in the background . two peppers in terracotta pots on a table
1) six narcissus, two peppers (and a spider plant), Monday, 16 January 2017
2) two peppers, Monday, 16 January 2017

a small green pepper plant in a terracotta pot . two small ripening bell peppers, with human fingers for scale
3) the Lazarus pepper, still cheerfully doing nothing in particular
4) the decapitated pepper, which I will probably harvest later this week

As you can see, my kitchen table is pleasantly green. :) Most of the narcissus have opened their secondary flower clusters to at least some degree. I have also given every plant at least one stake -- a couple have two -- to keep them from falling over. That sort of floppiness is fine outside, especially when the plants are growing in a thick bank of flowers and can lean on each other to some degree, but it looks tacky indoors: hence stakes.

The Lazarus pepper still has that one tiny unopened bud, but it doesn't seem in any hurry to develop; I very strongly suspect it never will. The decapitated pepper is about ready to harvest, and in fact I plan to snip off those peppers on Thursday or Friday and use them to make another batch of fajita filling. We shall see how well that plan holds up in practice. *wry*

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