Mudcat Café message #4052332 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433   Message #4052332
Posted By: Dorothy Parshall
13-May-20 - 08:22 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020

At last, some fine weather. R has completely cleaned out the garage which meant a very messy yard but only for one day as the grass still needed mowing. He also found an outdoor electric outlet under the deck! and fitted it with a cord that comes out into the yard. With the super long one connected I can mow almost anywhere and today I did most of the back and side, carefully missing dandelions and violets. Braved a local hardware store for some seeds and veg plants. Today I mowed, tomorrow I plant - if I can move! Found and marked the clematis on edge of woods. And have designated a strip on east side of garage for planting. I believe it also has some clematis. I need to create a climbing place for them - climbing places!

A neighbour walking dog - big black one!- greeted me yesterday and we exchanged names. I have seen them walking often. My first Anglophone neighbour. He admired the front garden! The flowers have come beautifully and only one seems dead. The ones in the front of the house are also peaking through - a couple not seeming to make it.

Managing pretty well with groceries delivered but I still want to get produce at the produce store - at 6:30 am... We rarely get up before 8 because we stay up to 11 or 12. We have heavy drapes to keep out the street lights. I would love to see the morning arrive.

A couple dozen seagulls gave us an incredible show the other day! Suddenly they were swooping and swirling over the yard next door - down to the ground and up and around and around. We were watching from the second floor window. It was amazing. I never before appreciated those clumsy birds. In the air they were magical! I realized how da Vinci must have watched, and designed flying machines.