Thursday, April 14, 2016

Wednesday's Tale

I woke up at 4:00 a.m. on Wednesday but didn't feel like getting up.

Sidebar: My new sheets are so soft and comfortable I can't believe it! And, I don't want to leave them!!!

So, I read in bed until the alarm went off.

It was cold again in the morning, but supposed to warm up to 50+ degrees in the afternoon. I dawdled in the shower ( the warm water felt good) and didn't get to work until 7:40 a.m.

Sidebar: That's late for me. I like to get there early (always have).

Sidebar II: I seriously need some form of hydrotherapy. I am vacillating between a walk-in tub with jets (like my brother Carl has) and a small 110 volt hot tub on Jake's patio.

BTW, I was told by people who know that the walk-in tub would lessen my home's resale value.

I dunno... And, Carl, your saleslady never called me... Unless you gave her my home phone number (which I never answer) instead of my cell phone number.

I went to Time Out and got a chicken salad pita and substituted their "cheesy potato and ham soup" for the fries my waistline doesn't need. Both were excellent.

I over-tipped the waitress, Heather. She's got a one year old son and needs the money.

I had a lot of time left, so, I took a run down Hines Drive through the park. I didn't see that many signs of spring.

The afternoon passed slowly (as they always do). But finally, I was on my way home.

I treated the cat and changed clothes. I started the Wednesday night wash, then I got the wheelbarrow out of the garage and went to work. I took all the bottom layer blocks out back and hosed the dirt off them.

Then I set them on Jake's patio to dry.

Next, I went to the front and dug out the dirt when they would eventually end up. I filled in the gaping holes with sand.

I put the wheelbarrow and the shovels in the garage and buttoned everything up for the night.

Back inside, I treated Caley again (the garage door is her trigger). I watched the last of the evening news and then went and heated up the taco meat and refried beans for dinner.

I turned on the Red Wings game and watched them lose. Then I went to bed.


  1. Looking good but still think you should have gone with a cantilever. Or maybe one suspended by hot air. That'd be different. Unless the ties broke and your mail ended up in Oz. I would recommend keeping a pair of your ruby Crocs inside just in case your mail needs to find its way back.

  2. Ummm... I got rid of the ruby-red crocs. I figured I couldn't go to the bathroom in North Carolina comfortabley...