Friday, June 9, 2017
Clear sky this morning reinforced that weather prediction that it will be hot and dry today. The vapor trail of two of the Air Force planes (jets) are scratching marks across the sky.
We planted herbs in the back yard with the tomato plants and there are a few marigolds that will go in early this morning before the heat hits. We were too tired to get the yellow flowers put in and it was time to get in out of the heat.
We went to the big established garden center to buy the bulk of our flowers. We will probably hit other places for pots of flowers and some vines. My wife picked out a nice color scheme to go with the house and they were colors she liked.
The names of the petunias were ones that reminded us of food. One was called "cherry swirl "and the other had something related to twisting designs.
We are headed to the northerly house today to pick up chest of drawers for my wife's friend. The friend is maybe backing out on taking them but we do have uses for the two, if she does not want them.
I had a neighbor given free reign over a lot of different kinds of older dressers and he and his wife, plus a daughter, took four or five pieces of them. Our sons moved all the furniture to the living room for us, so we wouldn't have to carry them downstairs. I will still have two pieces left to get rid of and I believe they will go to the curb with free signs attached to them. Some of our sets of drawers were pine, unfinished furniture, painted with dark stain. They were used in the kids room. My wife's desk belongs to someone else and it too will probably go out on the side porch with a free sign on it.
We have a second realtor inquiring about the house. It is a feeling of joy that someone wants the house. Our shingle man, a former student of mine 20 years ago, is going to put a new roof on in July. We were wishing for sooner but we have learned a lot of patience this whole year. I won't sell it in bad condition. We also wanted to get it painted but maybe we will wait on that.
My wife and I each lost a first cousin this week. Her's died on Monday night and mine passed away on Wednesday morning. It awakens us both to the importance of living life well and appreciating every thing. It takes time to adjust to the present with all of the past memories of both of them. Each had different lives and different kinds of families. We both realize that time will give us a way to be at peace with our two being in Heaven.
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