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enough is way enough

April 15, 2011

I’m a patient man.  Really I am.  I waited 54 years for my beloved Giants to win

another World Series and I’m willing to wait another 54.  I still look forward to

the time when peace will guide the planets and love will steer the stars.

But the unwillingness of spring to show her exquisite self here is pissing me off.

I thought our community had made it perfectly clear with this party that she was

welcomed and expected.

We’ve had a week of mid-winter weather.  Yesterday we had snow and hail.  Today

we woke up to a coating of frozen sleet.  Just look what it did to Mowat’s outdoor

sculpture of beer bottle caps:

It also put a damper on cookouts.  The ladder in the background had to go back up

so I could scrape the snow off the satellite dishes.

But there’s good news to be found.  Roameo, rapidly fading, was able to hop down

these steps:

After he had himself a handsome poo, he was able to renogotiate them with a bit of

a boost.  I’m coming to grips with his impending death.  But he’s hanging in there.

He ate a full breakfast and is sleeping by my right foot, blocking the doorway so he

can’t be overlooked.

Inside the news is better.  There’s no frozen sleet, for one thing.  Our indoor green-

house is doing well.  That’s tomatoes in the foreground and corn in the back.

We haven’t had much luck with heat-loving corn at this latitude, so we’re giving it

as much of a head start as we can.  We’re running a second  48″ fluorescent light for

flowers.  I didn’t realize how much voltage those fixtures pulled.

In other good news, our friend Lee — after a frustrating week of finding parts and

tools — thinks he can put the boots on the new truck this weekend.  I hope so, since

he’s been borrowing the old one to track everything down.

And the best news of all, tonight is pizza and movie night with my sweetie.  Jude has

also had a frustrating week.  But she’ll get a foot massage for however long the run-

ning time of “Precious” is, including closing credits.

Thank Random Chance It’s Friday!


I don’t know why I can’t get a line of separation between the paragraphs at the end

of the post.  I’ll work on it.  See you tomorrow.

  1. April 15, 2011 6:50 pm

    I was told once to always plant corn in multiple rows, because pollenation between the plants works better when they are in rows. good luck!

    • April 15, 2011 9:39 pm

      Thanks. Beanie. I’ll pass that on to the Mistress Gardener.

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