Re: August 2013
posted at 8/5/2013 9:44 AM EDT
No, no more trouble for me - as of yet! Posting is in another downward spiral again here, and it's so much more interesting with everyone's posts about what's going on in their lives.
My only interesting contributions yesterday would have been a drop in visit to one of my son's, and last night, me hauling my next door neighbor's table umbrella back up into their yard after it started blowing down the driveway. I didn't think anyone was home, no car, curtains all drawn, and altho I plainly heard the loud crash, there were no signs of stirring inside. Should have taken a minute to call, but seeing as the humungous thing was inches away from my car, I ran out in the rain and half rolled, half pulled it back up into her yard, behind their deck to keep it contained. The wind before the rains must have lifted it (she hadn't closed it up) right up off the table, hurled it into the yard and on the way, shattered the glass top of the table. Much later as I was looking out my window, checking that it was still secure, I saw her out on the deck, and went over to tell her what had happened. She said with her A/C going, she had never heard a sound. - Next time I'll call, she's about 20 years younger than me, and hauling that thing would have been easier for her - altho when I asked her if she wanted me to help her try to close it up, she said, "No, DH isn't home, but I'll put a call into my BIL. He'll come over and take care of everything" - which he did, including the sweepup of the glass.
Struck me then, that I've been alone so long and taken care of things for myself for so long, how strange of her not to 1) try to close the umbrella and put it in their utility shed, and 2) why couldn't she sweep up all the glass, as well as the next person could? I think sometimes, women become so reliant on "the man" taking care of things, they forget that in most circumstances, they are just as capable of handling it. - I suppose the same could be pointed out in my calling my son with my car breakdown, but a little different circumstance, I have no AAA and I knew he did.
Well, I think this post makes up for none yesterday, and probably will take care of any others I might have done today. Do hope Princess checks in, I'm concerned she is hospitalized again, and hope Tulips and Novem will find time to pop in on a regular basis. Slept until 8:30 this morning, so really behind the 8 ball as far as getting around. Such a nice day, will get out for a bit. Enjoy your company, Kargiver.
"Each one of us contributes in some unique way to the composition of life."
~ Mr. Rogers