Thursday, September 1, 2016
TA-TA, Farewell, Adios, Good Riddance
Yup, as I like to say Thank God and Greyhound you're gone. That saying dates me. It's from an old country song, when country was really country but that's a different story.
I have never been so glad to see the end of a month. This has been a roller coaster ride.
After my FIL funeral, some family "difference of opinions" occurred that caused quite a bit of turmoil. For me, I stayed out of it. I have always believed that when it comes to our families, Terry rules his and I rule mine. That didn't make the issues any easier to deal with.
Then, the wind blew in. Not literally, actually. 50 MPH winds hit for just a few minutes. But that was long enough to break a branch that was about 1/4 of an old Maple in the back yard. You know, the biggest and best. The one that the squirrels lived in. Woodpeckers found food. An my Orioles built their nest. Our yard is 110' wide and the "branch" spanned the entire width. Luckily it missed the house, our new patio table and chairs. It took out the picnic table. Somewhere under it is my sparrow trap. It took out most of the fence we just put up last year around the pond area.
The birds were going crazy. The squirrels were jumping from branch to branch. Blue Jays, Nut Hatch and Cardinals were clearly upset. And the mosquitoes...well that sought immediate revenge. I didn't notice THEM until that tree busted up.
So, off to Menards to buy a chain saw and new fence. Luckily the boys will do the clean up and repairs because there is absolutely no way Terry can handle the task.
Oh, the dogs are happy. They can just walk right into the sacred pond area. They just give us that Ha Ha look and look the other way. Mutts.