Saturday, May 16, 2020


Our unseasonably warm weather has faded and rain has returned and with it the latest jigsaw puzzle was brought out. 
This one although not that large (500) pieces was a real labor intensive pain in the arse.
For the last year there has been so much construction going on around us that it dosen't take much more than a light sprinkle of rain added to the construction noise to make this old gardener quit doing what he loves doing more than anything else and join MeMa in a quite session of puzzle making hopla.
The storage facility at the end of our street is still in full swing, dozens of workers making all sort of noise.
The ten large homes now behind our once very private back property are almost all sold and filled with families.
Our next door neighbor's upper addition and rear add on is turning out to be a a bigger project than we thought.
Today the city engineer team has informed us that very soon they will be returning with heavy machinery to "jackhammer" the street, sidewalk and curbing in front of our home and adding a large ADA approved curb cut with wheelchair ramp. 
 I think we will be spending more time at the cabin were it is so quiet one can hear a deer fart.
It happens.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

A Bouquet of Hummingbirds

For the last four or five years we have been feeding a bouquet of hummingbirds and yes that is your trivia for today, a bouquet!

 Anyway this spring as we sat on the porch with those little hummers humming around us we noticed one take off and land in our Monkey Puzzle tree.
 Then he hopped deeper into the branches and fed his mate who was sitting on a golf ball sized nest. I thought what a perfect fortress of protection. The nest was just sitting on top of one of the prickly branches and nothing can get to it.
Today we put the ladder up and removed the nest as they typically only use the nest once and the weather will soon destroy it. It will look really cool in my museum case.

Ho Hum........

Originally I said that staying home didn't really change life for a couple of retired folk but it has. 

Today I was reading my journal from the previous year, and retired we may have been then as well, stay at home was definatly not the case.

I am amazed at how much we crammed into a day, going here coming there. We were        
gad-abouts,  plain and simple.


Now, our cars have not been out of the garage in a week, maybe more. 

My journal entries lately are an embarrassment compared to last year at this time.

We did manage to finish a jigsaw puzzle. Whoopee! 

Oh, we took Roxy for a walk and talked to a neighbor......

 yep, thats what these two old retired folk did today.