October is almost gone…not sure where it went!
Saturday I worked on the overgrown flowerbed at the Milwaukee house. It has some beautiful flowers in it. Next spring, they should pop through the mulch and be in their glory again. I left enough of them above the mulch that it will be just fine. Jeff thought I was digging up both rose bushes, but I just dug up the mean one. It was so mean that if you got within 2 ft of it you would bleed, or your clothes would rip. It was solid thorns and was just nasty mean. I left the one that was nice…the one that you could actually touch the stem between the thorns and not bleed. It has yellow roses and usually tons of them. I have never looked after either of them and they were planted in the late 90’s…so they are hardy.
I bought a dark brown mulch, and it basically looked awful when I put it down. So I got a good layer of ugly down then went back for 8 bags of the red.. The red was much nicer..but being it was the end of the season, and we have had tons of rain this year…it was wet mulch. Each bag was heavy and a bugger to work with…but I got it done…the mulch was 1/2 price. I was pleased with the results. It just looked so much fresher.
The inside of 205 is coming along. The texture is done, now just the paint needs to be done. The general is arguing with subs over who damaged the front door…really? I can tell you by the marks how it was done and when it was done….it was done by the floor tear out guys. The creases are the same height as his cart..go figure.
So in any case, progress is being made.
I had not painted the back step, so I did that on Sunday and I freshened the trim around a doorway. We headed home and I put all the patio furniture and umbrellas away…summer is over…and we are ready to move snow. Not this week, but soon I am afraid.
Sunday it was remarkable that we got anything done…we went out Saturday night with friends to the gate city event center and watched the dueling pianos. They were hilarious and we laughed like we hadn’t in a long time! We also drank…we drank a lot…I do not drink a lot, I do not drink often. Not sure if I was trying to make up for not drinking or what the hell I was thinking. But in any case, after closing down the bar and being driven home by friends we went to bed…I remained there until 8:30 am, moved to the recliner and slept until 12:30. Then I was ready to face the day and work. Had I driven to town at 8:30 am and tried to work…I am certain I would have got a dui…yes it was that kind of a night… I did get laundry done and put away so it was a remarkable day.
I need to do a cleaning of our house…I am afraid I fell behind on the basics and it is showing in every room. So I will do a good scrubbing in the next few weeks and get everything back up to the way I like to see it. But for now, I will settle and just watch the cat hair fly as I buzz by it heading to changing from “work clothes” to “working clothes”.
I went to the step this morning and headed right back in to turn on the front lights…I was greeted with the lovely smell of skunk when I stepped out. I think it was one that passed by..because I looked and couldn’t see one.
Mattie came to visit last night and he had on a brand new orange collar. He looked so dapper. He loves hugs and pets. We give him treats which he promptly takes and goes 5 feet away and sets down and then comes back for more pets and hugs. Jeff had the day off yesterday and Mattie helped him. Jeff says he is a pain in the ass at times.. LOL!
Travis saw a pack of coyotes near hiway 11 when he left here last Thursday night… one or two is one thing…but a pack is quite another. When I got home last night we headed to Bomgaars, I needed kitty litter. As we were pulling out of the drive, there was a very big hawk eating something in the South yard. Jeff said he hoped it was that darn gopher. Jeff said we had a small possum yesterday under the pine tree. Yes…we live at a zoo. I have not filled the bird feeders in a month or so and the squirrels are beside themselves wondering when that lady is coming to feed them.. Food is still plentiful. Maybe this weekend I will fill them again. The White salt block is seeing a lot of action. Bunnies and squirrels frequent it…although the bunnies are few and far between.
I saw on facebook that my brother was in the hospital. He has pnemonia. I called him while I was at lunch yesterday. He was rather hard to understand through the mask he had on..but my general thought was that he sounded weak and tired. I will call him in a few days again. I did gather that his boss at the hospital was less than delighted that he was sick. I told him that he shouldn’t worry about that, that he just needs to focus on himself and getting better.
I am heading to the dentist this morning. I had to move my appointment from last month..I was sick when I was supposed to go so I moved it. This pnemonia business is not for the faint of heart…what ever strain it is..it is an ass kicker. I am about 99%. I still have pain in my left side and can’t sleep on my stomach because of my ribs, but I figure in a few more weeks that should be like new…I am too ornery to let it keep me down.
Time to embrace this day and give thanks for everything in it…even possums and skunks…