Saturday, December 1
I was wrong! The pecans are good-tasting and ready for harvesting!
No work on the fence today.
Dennis and Gilbert will be here tomorrow. My focus today is house-cleaning. Yep, I do clean the house from time to time.
Besides organizing, dusting and two loads of laundry, I mop most of the floors.
Chores done, I read a book I picked up recently at the thrift store. It’s available at Amazon, too: Arizona Legends and Lore as told by Dorothy Daniels Anderson.
Roadrunner knicknack from the thrift shop: $2.50 (7 inches, beak to tip of tail)
Christmas lights go up!
Not at our house. Directly across the street. Three young adults with small children put up quite a display of colored lights and garland. The kids are cute marching around the Italian cypress trees with their sparkly garlands. They wind the trees tightly. No sloppy draping for these tiny decorators! The cypress will have definite waists by the time the decorations come down.
When adults and children are finished, I holler out of the dark of the porch, “Nice job!” Someone hollers back, “Thank you!” I respond, “Thank YOU!” and someone laughs.
Because they provided me with a beautiful Christmas display!
Sunday, December 2
The building inspector checks the fence and gives us the nod of approval!
Dennis and Gilbert arrive early.
They resume the privacy fence installation by tearing out the chain link and metal posts along the one side remaining to be done. Rain clouds threaten, then move on, revealing blue sky. Then they return and leave again throughout the day.
The men are conscious of this as they pour in the Quikcrete right before lunch. We’re all relieved when the concrete has set around the base of the posts. No rain so far as I type this, although we had a good dowsing Friday night.
My apologies for few photos.
I could run around and take photos or pull up some old ones. Instead I’m going to take a nap with the crew.
This morning I buy a six-pack of ginger ale in case I get a fever or upset stomach. I detect slight muscle aches, so I want to be prepared.
If I rest and drink plenty of fluids including Emergen-C , I usually avoid being knocked down with a “bug.” I thank God for a healthy immune system!
Actually, I’m amazed I haven’t picked up a virus or something in the months since moving to house-living last spring. As a roaming, boondocking hermit, I wasn’t exposed to the germs that I am these days, regularly going in and out of grocery and thrift stores.
Anyway . . . .
No big deal. Just going to take it easy for the rest of the day. I doubt I’ll fall asleep in a nap. Kind of hard to do that when I can’t resist regular checks on the fence progress. It’s a thrill to watch the transformation of our back yard.
Are you putting up decorations this year?
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