I have discovered that I am amazingly funny and witty in my sleep.
My days have been full of “stuff”, leaving me without any time to blog. Apparently I am having withdrawals because I blogged in my sleep all night last night. Dream after dream of what I’d written would wake me up. And now in the light of day, the stories are gone. Poof! That just isn’t fair!
The sun is shining here - and it has been for days now. The skies were in a flame of red sunset as I left work yesterday. Since there were a lot of buildings and trees around, I decided to drive to a more open area. Big.Mistake. By the time I had driven only a few blocks, my beautiful sunset had almost set. I probably pissed a few fellow drivers off, because I was doing the old rubber necking thing, trying to figure out where I could safely pull over. This is all I was able to capture of my beautiful vision. Maybe He will give me another one tonight and I’ll be ready for it. Or maybe not. Maybe I was supposed to take the gift for what it was and keep it in my memory forever. Probably so.
Jim has been taking advantage of the beautiful weather to get the outside jobs under control. This morning he is walking/hobbling like an old man. These pictures will tell you the story of why.
The photos don’t do the magnitude of the project justice. He spent two days blowing leaves off the drive and grass.
When I got home last night, he proudly took me outside to show me what he’d gotten done.
Years ago we discovered the value of keeping the leaves off the driveways. Dad almost drove over a horse shoe stake because the leaves were so heavy on the drive that he couldn’t tell where to drive.
I thought Jim was going to have a heart attack when he saw more leaves had dropped in the few hours since he had gone inside. Oak trees are like that. They don’t fully let go of all of their brown, yucky, leaves until the Spring.
He will probably spend another two days chipping them up. He has also spent days crawling around on the roof, doing some repairs.
This is the first year that he used the leaf blower for the yard. We usually rake them and haul them to a ravine.
Jim seems to think this is the easier way to go (leaf blower and chipper) and I’m not going to complain, because I didn’t have to do a thing!Oh, he also moved Abe to the field with the little ladies. According to Jim, Abe is a very, very happy Ram at the moment.