Sunday, September 29, 2013

The dangers of street walking......

 Yes!  We had rain.  Not  enough but still, it was rain and it was wet. 

We are in stage 3 drought and only allowed to water once a week.  My day is Sunday.  My sprinkler system is turned off except when I need to run it manually.  The silly control box can't keep track of the days and time so I can't even set it to run just on Sunday or it will run during the 10am-6pm time when we can't use sprinklers.

It was nice and cloudy yesterday and rained in spurts.  Gee, I sure would like a nice loud thunderstorm.  I've forgotten what that is like.....

Apparently, it only rained at a few houses on my street because many houses had their sprinkler systems on this morning.  That's one reason why I walk in the street. (I bet you thought by now that I wasn't going to mention the topic of the week!)

The other reason I walk in the street is for safety.  Yes, safety.  The sidewalks aren't really smooth and I can trip over dust.  This way I can look ahead cause that's good exercise for my neck (it's all that iPhone reading on the train!).

We won't talk about the texting while walking incident.

Saturday, September 07, 2013

Hazard and Good Stuff

See that little bump in the yard?  Well, there are many of them in the back yard.  How, you ask, do I find them?  I trip over them.  What are they?  They are the knees from Bald Cypress when they are around water.  Oh, you say, you didn't realize I lived near water.  I don't. 

The neighbors Bald Cypress drown and the roots come up for air in my yard.  So I'm about to put hazard warning signs on the outside of my fence.  I'm afraid I will trip and hurt my brand new knee so sometime, when it gets cooler (yes, I know that won't be until Christmas time if we are lucky) and cut them out again.  I'm also afraid they will reach the foundation as now, they are only a few feet from the house.  
The good news is that they cut down the 2 in between our houses about a year after I moved here.  These two are in their back yard by the alley.  And I can't help it, but they really look stupid now that they have been undercut.  They undercut the bottom half of the trees.

Now for some good news!  look at my tomato crop.  It's the best I've ever had and there are more green ones out there and lots of blooms.  Yea!!

Monday, September 02, 2013

Happy Labor Day!!

What a day so far....
I had to cut my walk short (only .75 mile) due to the rain.  Yes, you heard correctly r.a.i.n.  wahoooo!!!  not much but the street was getting slick as it had sprinkled earlier.    I saw some lightning too.

Jackson has kitties and a dog.  This kitty looks like Sam.

Here's his puppy.  No, don't ask why Jackson is eating a sock.  He's following in his grandpa's footsteps (who tried to eat a wooden banana - multiple times).

Hope you have a great and wonderful holiday!

Sunday, September 01, 2013

I never thought I'd watch....

Duck Dynasty!  However, once I saw that there was some controversy over their prayers, of course, I had to watch it.  and I must say, I like it.

I love the way they talk about family and God.  Besides, they are also funny.  I couldn't help but laugh when the grandgirls went fishing and caught a catfish.  Or when they took the teenage daughter rifle shooting - and she enjoyed it but she only got to shoot 3 times.  Or taking the wives hunting.  Or teaching the grandkids patience.   LOL

nice show.  pleasant change.