Walking a mile, or more, each morning was a recent resolve. Curiosity prompted me to check how many steps equal one mile. For me, three thousand, two hundred steps. So how many miles have I walked since we started the Walk Across America project twenty-two weeks ago? To my extreme disappointment, I’ve only walked one hundred fourteen miles.
Last May, our Nurse Practitioner initiated a walking program for CARE residents and interested others in the adjacent Rainbow’s End Escapee RV Park. In total, the group has walked across the United States and up the West coast into the state of Oregon. Pretty impressive, IMHO, but sad to realize how small my contribution.
Plenty of things need “doing” in my yard but it is so much fun to “do” in the neighbor’s yard!! All is subject to her approval and rearrangement. The planters and Shepherd’s Hooks do not interfere with the path of the riding lawn mower.
Although hot and humid, I had a compelling desire to “freshen” the two plant holders. They “were” a sad, neglected shade of white–and I already had a can of white spray paint just begging to be used. A perfect marriage??
I’m counting my blessings that I can do yard work!! My neighbor has serious problems with her legs and back (which limit her range of activities).
A day devoted to my yard–and the neighbor’s yard. The morning was delightful–in the 80’s. I made the long-overdue trip into Livingston for birdseed. While at Tractor Supply, I saw a very tall Shepherd’s Hook and it was better than the one I’ve designed and planned to have built at a local welding shop. I need an exceptionally tall one so I can see the feeders from my “opposite side” windows. Feeders will also be enjoyed by my new next door neighbor. I got carried away because I purchased three Shepherd’s Hooks!! I have at least two dozen bird feeders (although some are in storage), but I saw two new ones to compliment the new “side yard” project. (Pictures at a later date.)
Next stop, Lowe’s, to see if any mark-down plants I might want. None!! I purchased several plants at retail price. There were several trellis’ on sale so I purchased three!! (I only needed one–for the “side yard”–but the price was right!!) I did not want to leave plants in a hot car–while grocery shopping–so came home. Home at eleven… and I’ve spent several hours working in the yard. Remarkably, I was able to spend time in the garden because no humidity. This is only a brief respite; miserable heat will be with us until October. ~~ I won’t transplant until Fall; I doubt the plants would survive the shock.
Hopefully, I have not aggravated my shoulder problem. I’ve been in severe pain for about a week and attribute it to pulling a muscle while recently pulling weeds. Aspercreme and Aleve provide temporary relief. Furthermore, I did not lift the fifty pound bag of bird seed; I asked a big, strong, healthy man for help. ~~ Birds are happy!!
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‘Tis “later.” (8:00 PM)
Sometimes I don’t feel like smiling. But “Smiley Faces” put a grin on my face. We can’t help loving the expressions?! I like adding “Have a Great Day” to my email messages. I **love** to include Smiley Faces on my blog messages!! ~~ This is only a small number of Smiley images from my clip art library.
This is remarkable!! Frankly, honestly, I never see more than two Hummingbirds at my feeders. This scene is awesome!!
Here’s a visible reminder.
Wow!! A new feature tried and something interesting learned. I haven’t known how to work with “screen print.” (I’ve been using computers for almost forty years and “never too old to learn” something new.) In truth, I wanted to discover “how” so I could post an image when I reach 3,000 individuals on my Family Tree. We’ll settle for this image; is that okay?
True story: I subscribed to Ancestry a couple of years ago and NEVER did much (a waste of money). I’m up for renewal and decided to be involved rather than cancel. That explains my recent obsessive/compulsive addiction to “climbing the family tree.” (Furthermore, it has been too hot to work in my garden!! Thus, hours at the computer.)
Many years ago I was using the Roots3 genealogy software program. I had more than forty thousand (40,000) individuals well documented–and prepared and published Frantz Families–Kith & Kin (1996). My computer crashed…; yes, I had “tape backups” but was never able to restore the database. I’ve only “dabbled” with genealogy since… but still have a fondness for it. Will my Ancestry database reach forty thousand? It’s possible; I have enough extended family, collateral lines, for a forest.