Monday, July 3, 2017
Well. The time. I slowed down for just a minute and had to flip the calendar to July. All my life I have felt like when the 4th of July came, the summer was half over.
We got off to a kind of slow summer start here in Northern Indiana. It seemed like the warm weather held off too long and the rain would not go away.
But, on the nice days that there are no doctor appointments or funerals we have been getting a lot done outside.
On one spring trip to Menards I spotted this Arbor. We have had our bird feeders and suets hung from several shepherd hooks off the front deck. I was kind of unsightly, not to mention the birds pooped far to much on the deck railing. When I spotted this Arbor I thought it would be nice to hang the feeders from. It worked perfectly, though I do still have one shepherd hook for the hummer and oriole feeders. At first, it confused the squirrels, but they are crafty critters and found a way to get to the suet, though they can't eeat from the seed feeders. We have redomiciled the chipmunks to the county park. We were getting over run with them. They are cute to watch, but I think they can pack 1/2 suet cake in their jaws at one time. I can't believe that we have caught 7 of them in just a week in our live trap.
Remember last summer when I posted about the maple in the back yard that came down in a storm and broke almost all of the privacy fence? Well we bought 25 sections to replace it. One day Corey and a friend came by and replaced 1/2 of it. Kyle usually comes over one day a week to help Terry do whatever needs to be done so we replaced the rest of it when he came last week. I still need to spray water protector on it.
We have been working around the pond getting landscaping done that we lost speed on last summer when Terry's dad became sick and then passed. We just never got our interest focused there. The pond area will NEVER be done because I always find something more I want to do. We have perfected the walk way around it and have added solar lights that I be we bought 6 years ago and never put them out. Maybe it was longer than that because the price on them said $1 and I see them at Walmart now for $3 each. We bought bug zapper lights to put out. We'll do that the next time Ky comes to work.
Grateful: We have some health issues going on that I'm going to mention sometime soon. Most days it's hard to focus on one thing to be grateful for...I can't seem to get past Life with Terry which we will be celebrating Year 46 pretty darned soon. For sure I'll be saying....Where Did It Go. You know, TIME!
Wishing you a happy and safe 4th.