Tuesday, May 20, 2014


Monday was sunny and warmer. I got up, (stiff and sore from weekend gardening) and got ready for work. I left a little early because I had something to do outside.

You see, somebody with a Volvo station wagon lives across the street. He or she had been parking on the road and that’s okay. But, they are parking too close to my mailbox and I can’t get my mail from inside the truck.

Sunday Morning

I’ve tried to catch them and ask politely that they pull ahead about 10 feet, so I never see them. They must work a midnight shift or something, as they are here when I come home, but gone before I wake up. The car was there all weekend without ever moving.

So, that’s where the yellow marking pain comes in. Before I left for work, I painted some lines on the road as a suggestion.

I went to the Newburgh Grille at lunch and got a gyro and a cup of beef vegetable soup. Then I drove to Lowe’s. I bought a yellow Gerbera daisy for that watering can pot and a package of green bush bean seeds.

When I got home, I’ll be dammed if the Volvo hadn’t pulled up past my marking lines! So, I got the mail from the truck window again. I love it when a plan comes together!

Monday Evening

After I changed clothes, I planted the daisy. I was going to sow the beans, but the package said for the best germination, I needed to soak them in water for 24 hours. So, I put them in a dish and filled it with water.

Then I went out to cut the back yard. Unfortunately, once I had the mower running, I pushed the lever to turn the blades on, but nothing happened! Damn!

So, I got down on the ground and found the belt had slipped off the main pulley. It probably happened while I was towing that roller around last week. I got it back on (whew) and working, then I cut the lawn.

I was back in the house, with the shed locked by 7:30 p.m.

I warmed up the other half of the steak, more mushrooms and the other grilled onion slice for my dinner. It was excellent!

I watched a little TV, but went to bed around 10:00 p.m.


  1. It's probably a relative of your old Volvo. Like "Christine". I'd be careful.

  2. Does anything ever go right for you, John (besides the paint markings). Flowers look great

  3. @ Jake: Crap! I hadn't thought about that!
    @ GPF: Rarely... but thanks for the flower comment!