The Week Done Started And So Did I!

Without you in my arms, I feel an emptiness in my soul. The world is so different without you!

We loved museums and held memberships in most all around the town. The air museums were a favorite as we were aerospace people.  Walking for long distances became difficult for Sue beginning in 2016, but we never stopped going all around Southern California visiting the sights.  We actually wore out one wheelchair.  The wheels wore down, and they got wobbly, so we went for the lightweight model. After being with each other every day, 24/7, for 35 years, suddenly being without her continues to be a shock.

Not only did Sue like airplanes, but she was also an old car admirer. She studied the limo behind us that carried Hitler around during WWII. Right before her back operation, she was planning to take flying lessons.

Back to the guest bedroom and the bed/headboard fix, I assigned myself.  This time it took about one hour start to finish, I learned a lot yesterday!  I declared victory at 11:00 AM and celebrated by sitting down and watching TV for an hour!

I called Lee, my high school girlfriend, just to check up on her.  We talked for about 30 minutes, and everything is OK.  She is going to work tomorrow in Santa Ana as her company does business with the military and are required to perform on their contract.

Colleen and I talked for a while.  She brings a lot of joy into my life, just being her.  Joe also called, and we talked for quite a while.  He was going to work to pick up some things needed to continue working at home.

All of a sudden, I heard a saw going in the backyard?  Goodness, what is happening.  By the time I got to the back door, I notice one of the three trees in the neighbors had either left town or was chopped down—what a big difference.  Now I am wondering if the other two are going to stay, or are they taking one out a week?  Time will tell.

What a difference!  There used to be three trees.  I should go skinny dipping, and perhaps they will bring the tree back?  The berries should like the tree being gone as they will get sunlight sooner in the day!  Look carefully, and you can see the white blossoms already forming.

I returned all the tools to the garage and put them away and got the shop back in somewhat reasonable order.  Then it was decision time; fix lunch or get lunch, that was the question?  “Get” won out as I want to support our local restaurants.  Taco Surf got the nod for two tacos and a beer of their choosing.  The tacos were great, and the beer was pretty good.

My sense of humor is starting to return even with this pandemic going on.  Listen and have a giggle!

My tummy said, “Too full,” so dinner was out.  Those tacos did the job!  At 7:00 PM, I called a meeting, and everyone showed up!

We all talked for an hour. Pete and Lisa joined in at last, but I forgot to get a picture of them!

It was good to visit with Sam and Brenda; tomorrow, we are going to add Mike Andersen and someone else from our dance group; we are reeling them in slowly!

Tonight I began watching “Anne With An E” on Netflix.  Summary: This reimagining of the classic book and film is a coming-of-age story about a young orphan who is seeking love, acceptance, and her place in the world. Amybeth McNulty stars as Anne, a 13-year-old who has endured an abusive childhood in orphanages and the homes of strangers. In the late 1890s, Anne is mistakenly sent to live with aging siblings, Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert, who live on Prince Edward Island. Anne, who proves to be uniquely spirited, imaginative, and smart, transforms the lives of Marilla, Matthew, and everyone else in their small town.

At 10:00 PM, the old TV switch went from on to off, and I headed to bed.  It’s been a “busy” day.

I talked to Sue for a few minutes telling her about the tree that is gone, the tacos, and the Zoom session.

About Paul

Just an old retired guy trying to finish out my last years on this planet. I lost my best friend and wife in early 2020. I was blessed again by reconnecting with Dr. Mary Côté, a long-time friend. Mary and I got married July 28th, 2021, and are enjoying life together and plan to spend the rest of our lives being a blessing to our friends and family.
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