It has been terribly dry recently….and the new crotons planted up under the living room window have really been struggling. I have been going out with the hose and hand watering each of them every day. That does seem to be a reasonable reaction, since we are indeed under a water ban, and not allowed to use our water sprinklers…. accept on my days….Thursday and Sunday and not between the hours of 10 AM and 4PM but I am lazy and it was taking too long. I carefully developed a plan, lined up the sprinkler head, which took some serious engineering skills so that it watered just my crotons. I figured it would be best to turn it on only after dark for a half hour, so I would not get caught by the sprinkler police.
I was so proud of myself and the plan was excellent, working perfectly, the crotons have perked up and are no longer drooping or loosing leaves….. until last night. It was a wonderful evening with the windows open and a rare perfect spring night breeze blowing. I tip toed out the front door, turned on the outlawed sprinkler at precisely the correct water flow. But…before I could get back in the house the water pressure changed, I suspect from typical neighborhood use. It is really difficult to actually see the water trajectory in the dark but after a few seconds it was clear that it was shooting in through my open window….and onto my laptop keyboard. Panic set in and I could not decide if it would be better to dash in and grab the computer out of the way…..or dash out and turn off the water. Either way, I could not move fast enough to stop the computer carnage…and my key board was soaked!
Damn it...I never get away with anything!!!
"Evil Ways" Santana