You know how some people joke about how nice it is to go back to their job after a vacation, because THEN they can finally get some rest? This weekend had that kind of feeling to it.
Today was really not that bad. The only chores I did were yard work, and THAT was limited to mowing, trimming around the fences and the house (where the mower can’t reach), and edging along the sidewalk, driveway and back patio.
I kept waiting for the sky to lighten so I could get a good picture of the yucca, and of the pile of trash in the garage. That never happened. The heavens were cloudy and dreary all day, threatening (promising?) rain which we badly need, but never delivering on the threat.
Before I show you the pictures, I need to respond to a few comments from yesterday:
1. Hale “Pointmeister” McKay (a.k.a. Michael Ashley) mentioned that a similar fate awaits him. Yeah, Mike, but you’re in Massachusetts, and spring doesn’t happen there until July as I remember, so you have a long wait.
2. Jennifer, at least YOU have some hope of either financial gain or of helping someone with your “crap.”
3. Finally, I have to assume that RobotJam is NOT married. If he WERE married, he’d perhaps understand that all of those chores could shout, “ME FIRST!” for weeks on end and I would neither care nor necessarily respond to them. However, my wonderful wife Carol both hears them and is sufficiently annoyed by them that when SHE can’t play golf on a weekend those nasty chores get her attention. And Carol is not a fan of pool, billiards or snooker.
Yes, (sigh), the sacrifices I make to please my wonderful wife! (I’ll be in trouble when she reads this, but...)
Okay, here are the promised pictures.
First the pile of trash in half of the garage. Trust me: there's a LOT you can't see in this shot! Tomorrow the first pieces of that pile will be dragged to the street for the garbage pick up folks to haul away.
And here’s the yucca.
I just wanted to show you the whole plant and the effect of the bloom on our landscaped area in the back yard.
Too bad they just bloom once a year. But at least the plant looks really pretty for a few weeks.