The lilacs are blooming about the best ever. I planted them twenty three years ago and moved them to their current locations ten years ago. I stained the "new" container planter. It went from this. to this. Now it needs a liner, then the 25 gallon containers and soil mix. Some spots didn't get properly covered, but I was out of stain. So I went to the gigantic home improvement store to buy more stain and other stuff. I brought a search and rescue dog to locate all of those things - hose repair parts, new pruners, stain, some flower seeds, and a couple of new plants. He likes to ride in the cart and get petted by customers. Also being in the cart, he's not underfoot. I noticed that the top rails of the planter box I built last year, were losing some stain. It was old stuff, maybe 29 or more years old. So I re-stained it with some when I did the new planter box. That has all but one container with the new soil mix, and about half of the pepper plants planted. Including two overwintered Tabasco pepper plants. The new stain looks so much better, I want to re-stain the whole thing. Plus I stained the top rails I made to give rigidity and support to a raised bed. . OK, now I think they all need a new coat. But not now. One of the rescued bearded iris plants is blooming. I think this one is "Florentina", but Im not certain. Tomorrow I'll need to water. Some hose repairs and new washers are needed. Unseasonably hot now. Then install the plastic liner in the new planter, fill the last growing bag in the other one with the last of the soil in the pickup truck, then I can buy more. There might be green beans to plant out, too. I want to start the irrigation lines very soon, but that planter comes first. The peppers plants are waiting for their new home.