My peppers continue to flourish as of Wednesday evening. (I am not quite sure how they are doing right at this very moment — we had a crazy downpour around 9pm and it’s been too dark and wet for me to check on them.) The jalapeño seems to be growing some sort of moss or algae covering over the soil in its pot, so I sprayed it with fungicide. I sprayed a bit on the bell pepper as well, just in case. We shall see if that makes any difference.
In other news, my parents duly arrived, visited, and departed. We had lunch at the daily buffet at New Delhi Diamonds, a local Indian place just off the Commons, after which we went to Six Mile Creek vineyard because wineries are kind of what we do
when my family visits me. Then we drove to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology
, where we took a walk on some of their trails -- we were expecting rain to be the weather issue, but it turned out that sun was more of a problem, whoops. We didn't see very many birds, though we certainly heard
them all around, but a walk in the woods is always pleasant.
On our way home, we stopped to buy groceries and gas. Then we had some peachenkuchen (...okay, explanation: my dad's mother had an awesome recipe for pflaumenkuchen, my mom likes other fruits better than plums and has adapted the recipe in various ways, and we tend to bastardize the name between German and English -- so, peachenkuchen rather than pfirsicherkuchen (pfirsichen?) or peach tart/pie/torte/whatever) and wine, because why not, followed by both my parents taking twenty-minute naps while I checked my email and so on. After that, we ate takeout from McDonalds for dinner and carted all their donations in to my church for the August recycling sale.
All in all, a successful trip. :-)
I wanted to get the beta edits on "Secrets" ch. 15 and the epilogue finished this evening, but I had a vicious pounding headache by the time my parents left -- perhaps a mix of sun and lack of caffeine early in the day -- so I kind of collapsed into bed and took an extended nap instead. But I do have everything printed out and will cheerfully attack them with a pen Thursday night.