Friday, September 30, 2011

September ends

This might be the last time this happens this year.

I hope I get to hang out the clothes a few more times, but it's doubtful. (I do not trudge out in the cold and snow for a principle)

You can see the sunflowers and the pumpkin vines are browning in the background. J ended up with 7 pumpkins, I think, and he has been offering to let coworkers with little kids come and choose one for their family. That's why he grows them- to give away.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Where does the time go?

Why haven't I written more lately?
Well, first we worked on this:
 Then we started here:
(this is still in progress)

Next we took him with us
to MA to deliver a day bed to a daughter and pick up two chairs from a son.
We also demolished part of this,
and then painted the remainder.
And planted these.
Vacation was over, so we went back to work, then I drove to R.I. to visit my brother and s-i-l who were visiting from TX. Since the five of us only get together every few years, I made sure to take my camera. Sadly, I forgot to use it.

No worries, I have this one of us from another summer....
almost 50 years ago.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Eye yi yi

We have vacation and projects galore next week, so of course, we are falling apart this week! J has a bruised arm and a sore rib from a coworker dropping his end of a generator they were lifting down at work on Sunday. Nothing serious though, thank goodness.

He was planning on returning to work on Tuesday, but the night before I had flashes of light in one eye, and figured I'd better have it checked out. Since I had to be dilated, J drove me to the Dr and the later to the retinal specialist she sent me to. Good news- although the gel inside my eyeball is shrinking, that is a normal age-related happening that does not affect eyesight, and the hole she thought she saw turned out to be a wrinkle in my retina.

 The specialist got a little peeved with me and my very strong blink reflex. He's not the first eye doctor to do so, either. I tried my best and was congratulating myself on looking in the right direction, when he told me I was squeezing so hard it made it difficult for him. This from the man who was probing around my eyelid with what looked like a crochet hook! Anyway, all's well that ends well.

There was a humorous moment, as we patients were all dilating in the hallway, the 'regular' eye Dr. came in to say hello to the specialist who uses this office one afternoon a week.

Dr to specialist : How are you doing? It's been awhile since I've seen you.

Specialist: Well, it's our second day of being empty nesters. All three kids are in college.

Dr: Oh ho- Sex in the living room!

Moment of silence, then Specialist: Well, we better get blinds on the windows first.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Oh no you didn't!

I've read quite a few blogs lately lamenting the end of summer, or celebrating the advent of autumn. Coincidentally, all the writers either have, or teach children. Well, I have offspring, but not at home and no one is in school any more, so Labor Day is not the end of my summer.

September can be beautiful in Maine, and quite often we have semi-heat waves as the kiddos sit in their schoolrooms. I am counting on this happening again. J and I have arranged for days off next week, and have many plans for that time. Plans that mostly involve having warm, dry weather.  Fall does not officially start until the 21(or 22nd?) and by gum I want my summer to be warm to the end, and beyond!

As it is written, so shall it be.