A quick early sunrise post. Waking up with the birds this morning from New Hampshire. Wishing you all a spectacular Wednesday. The seagulls and ducks are certainly enjoying themselves having a “wicked”chilly bath in the river!
It’s a sleepy small town Autumn morning. Chilly enough there are no crickets chirping yet not cold enough for snow thank goodness. Walking the dog this time of year early is always refreshing more so than summer. The bite in the air is just enough to force you to walk a bit harder to generate body warmth and running enthusiasts in the area come out in larger numbers before starting their day. Perhaps just enjoying what’s left of the season while we have it. Either way this is a wonderful time of year. Another season of change and new adventures.
Get up for work and turn on the television to politician’s arguing . . . with another year to go.
Pull out on the road and a car has stalled in the street blocking traffic with a lynch mob of angry drivers yelling from their windows behind it … because the owner must have done it on purpose.
Driving to work turn on the radio, Magnitude 25.15555 earthquake hits and kills thousands.
I’m starving but now eating “food” causes cancer unless I’m hungry for plants, fruit, beans, and my fingernails.
Turn on my employee computer the homepage states Scientists want to colonize Mars, … isn’t killing one planet enough hell lets do a twofer.
The construction is finally finished inside and yesterday was spent painting trim. I actually got to put our diningroom back together after what seemed a long recovery. Hello July your nearly here! Let summer begin!
It hasn’t felt like summer just yet, only last night it was cold enough the furnace kicked on about 3am. It didn’t surprise me after getting up to check it and seeing the thermostat report it was 52 degrees inside. Not freezing by New England standards of course but chilly enough I let the heat run then turned it off. Actually I don’t know how the gas heat is still active as I thought it had been disconnected. Come autumn it’s going to be a very big problem having a heating bill as we don’t make enough weekly to pay for it now. Something I am trying not to think about. Husband’s company of 50 years suddenly shutting it’s doors really left us in the lurch and it’s been nothing less than a struggle to pay the basic needs and eat once a day each. On a happier note things could be worse, at least the rent gets paid.
This year so far has been a good one for the garden though we opted for just a few plants instead of the bumper crops we used to plant. Husband trying to keep working through the temp agency for lack of jobs here keeps him busy with no time to garden so this year he opted for a few tomato, green pepper, and zuchinni plants. We had planted pumpkin and sunflower which were promptly mowed down accidently because they weren’t marked. We had a beautiful start of plentiful strawberries up until one week ago then something came in the night, ate the fruit and politely left the green tops in a neat pile on our porch steps where it had carried them. We are guessing it took some dexterity and must have been a hungry raccoon?
In the start of spring it was comical to hear the local news report that our state was in drought mode after having so much snow last winter. The media tends to hype everything of course and following the announcement mother nature dutifully poured down rain weeks, giving us more than enough. The flowers certainly are blooming and I got some long overdue photos with my phone camera I will have to post somehow. Not having a computer is proving challenging yes, but my sight has been so bad I just didn’t (see) the point of keeping it anymore!
The good is I can’t see myself in a mirror!