You'd think leaning over and hammering on flooring would kill your back, but it turns out it's your calves that complain.
Then today I went up to the Mountain View farmer's market to see if the nice herb man was still around. He was, so I brought a rosemary to replace the stolen rosemary that replaced the one the plant thief stole the first time. And this time I put it straight into the ground to prevent it from being stolen for the third time. I also put in some sage and thyme and oregano, which will all theoretically overwinter. They all went in a semicircle around the rose to form a little herb garden.
The bay laurel I planted in the back of the yard since it will grow to 30 feet. It's fortunate I brought a small one, because even though it's rained twice this week and I soaked the area with a sprinkler for a hour, more than 3-4 inches down the earth is absolute concrete. I had amaryllis and narcissus bulbs to plant, but I was only able to put in the smaller narcissus bulbs. For the amaryllis I'm going to have to dig an initial hole and then soak that for a while before I can dig out the rest.