Thursday, August 6, 2009
We're having a heat wave....
I don't usually talk about the weather, but we recently had a heat wave in this part of the country. It actually got up into the 90's (35 c) and although we usually have warm summers, having it this hot is not something Victorian's are used to! I even had to close the store one afternoon as just got too hot with no air conditioning. I'm sure for my customers it was like shopping in a sauna. Not very pleasant and definately not good for business! I spoke to couple of ladies in the store who were visiting from Flordia. They had come to Victoria to escape the heat, but unfortunatley it was just as hot here. Worried about my garden I kept watering to keep it from welting away. We are on water restriction so all watering has to done mostly by hand which was no easy task. But my garden is doing okay, the lawn is a little dry and brown in some spots, but the plants, shrubs are hanging in there and the roses are as beautiful as ever (actually I think roses like the heat). Thankfully we've finally had some relief from the hot weather, things are back to normal, it's much cooler now....today it looks like it might even rain!
Well this is my first attempt at blogging! It's been quite a year and a half for me. I retired from the Federal Government after 34 years and in October 2006, I started a new retail store called "French Vanilla Home and Garden". In July 2007 I launched my store's e-commerce website and now this....blogging! Who would have thought! Has it been challenging?....a bit, stressful?.... some days, rewarding?....most definitely! I love owning my own retail store, filling it with things I love and helping my customers find that perfect item or gift! I am enjoying this new phase of my life and look forward to learning new things, having new adventures and making new friends along the way!