|We repainted some yard chairs.|
|Coreopsis in bloom|
|Me neighbor Susan and I have matching poison ivies.|
|This old house painting is complete!|
More rain would be a welcome thing about now. I have a fancy rain gauge given to me by some nice people at MU. I check every day and report the rainfall or lack of rainfall. As I noted, not much lately to report, but they remind me that zero is a valid measurement. The rainguage people to whom we report track droughts, too, says neighbor Kate. Kate turned me on to formal weatherwatching.
During this period of unemployment and post-marathon training I have put a lot into getting the annual annual element of my gardens established. Maybe I put too much into the effort as this past Friday I re-agitated a lingering muscle strain in my lower back. I ended up on the ground in the garden boosting myself up. Very. Very. Slowly. Today I am resting or trying to rest. I don't rest well especially when there are house projects to do and friends to go visit. I ate aspirin and laid on the floor this afternoon re-watching 'Mememto'. Injury remind me that there are limits to what the body can do and more so with time.
Crystal ball: Summer
Lisa and I want to get jobs, take some trips, enjoy ourselves and see friends. I am now hosting the weekly African music program on KOPN. We aspire to stay cool in our house with no air-conditioning. This may be the summer we discuss most seriously getting a machine to cool the house. Or Lisa may just go any buy one/get one installed. Who knows? Maybe I shouldn't even mention it here lest I give the wife any ideas. Maybe it will be a mild summer and she'll forget. Maybe just maybe but she is pretty smart and remembers things for a very. very. long. time.