Sunday, April 17, 2016
Yesterday I got a bid from a local contractor to replace my shed roof tiles, which have been leaking.
For the past week Bill has been trying to repair a leak in his downstairs toilet. This morning he will make his third return trip to Lowe's to return parts that are not working.
For two weeks, every day that it is not raining I poke out the tent caterpillars' tents they are building in my wild cherry tree.
I just taped up the entrances to my Purple Martin house after a determined starling made it's fifth nest. Said starling is now trying to figure out how to get in that hole to her nest.
Yesterday I spent about two hours raking grass from our abundant spring rain fed luxurious green .98 acres of lawn. My back is killing me.
I have yet to spread the mulch I had delivered three weeks ago.
My project to transfer old VHS tapes to DVD has stalled, probably until fall when the cold weather descends again, forcing me inside the house.
I have to wash my car.
Tomorrow I see my doctor to arrange for my once every five year colonoscopy. Oh joy. Five years already?
I am so far behind in my blog reading, especially of my favorite bloggers Dr. Spo, Jon, Travel Penguin, and Lar.
Am I complaining? Ranting? Venting?
I don't know folks. Tell you what though, this is what I do know.
I continue to enjoy some of my favorite activities and pastimes.
I read two books at one time. One in my bathroom library and one when I go to bed. Presently my bathroom reading is a biography of Louis lV, the Sun King by Antonio Fraser. My bedroom reading (I just completed "The Royals" by Kitty Kelly) is now "Nancy", a biography of Nancy Reagan. Oh no, I don't read Dostoyevsky. Tried reading "The Idiot" when I was in high school. My head still hurts from trying to understand that book. No imperious scholar here folks. Just good old fashion juicy tidbits of gossip reading for your favorite blogger.
So how to I keep my sanity folks? I look out my bedroom window like I did this morning where I can watch the robins bathing (and pooping) my the birdbaths I have provided them in my oval planter right outside my bedroom window.
I listen to the Internet radio station "Antiques Beat" on my Bose radio while I write this blog and play online Scrabble (via Facebook). By the way, anyone who wants to play online Scrabble with me, let me know! Warning though, if you don't make your moves in the allowed time I do force forfeit. I am a fierce competitor.
Okay, this meandering blog post is long enough. Tell you what, take some time out to listen to one of my favorite "Antiques Beat" musical selections.