Monday Is The New Sunday?

My therapist says I have a preoccupation with revenge. We’ll see about that.

The sun rises, and so do we!  We fixed our coffee and headed to the swim spa for an early morning dip in the water.  We could see the moon still bright in the sky, and we could hear a train far in the distance, other than that, peaceful and quiet.

We organized the attack plan for the day.  Mary decided to cook (always a good thing) as she knew Joe was coming over along with Greg.  She made chili, and it was OUTSTANDING.  MAry added veggies to the concoction directly from our garden.  To top it off, she made cornbread muffins.

Making magic!

Joe joined us about noon, and we put the permanent flag light on the house.  I had to laugh as Joe would be on the ladder and ask me to get stuff for him; I told him I remember when the roles were reversed, about forty-five years ago! Carri also joined the fun.  Mary gave both of them a to-go box with chili and muffins!

The years will rush by, and now I am seeing my son as a man, and feeling incredibly proud that he is caring, safe, making a contribution, and hopefully going far beyond me in the scope of his life.

Joe did an amazing job at hiding the wiring.

Greg joined the happy group and visited for an hour, sharing the latest activities.  He is a good friend, and I forgot the take a picture we were so busy sharing.

We had issues with the local birds; they like to sit on the top of the lamps and do what birdies do, or soo-soo!  Well, I visited Amazon and got a box of “Birdy Pokers” and put them on the mailbox and the lamps.  Now it is bye-bye, birdie!

Birdee birdie, go away!

We continued working after everyone departed, and about 4:30 PM, we decided to call it quits, and we went to the movies.  Five Miles, Mary and I watched “Once Upon A Time In Venice.”

Plot summary: Los Angeles-based private detective Steve Ford (Bruce Willis) lives a carefree life. After performing a favor for a friend, Ford runs afoul of a local gang. The gang’s leader Spyder (Jason Momoa), seeks revenge and steals Ford’s dog. Ford is forced into a sequence of convoluted and intertwined tasks across the Venice area to recover the dog.

It was a pretty funny movie, even with the anticipated violence!

At 6:00 PM, we got the “wine call,” our neighbor reminded us it was “wine time.”  We wandered across the street and visited  Jeff for a good hour yucking it up.  Mary brought him some chili and muffins, and we got her clean Tupperware from the last visit!

As we went home, I snapped a couple of pictures of the new light and the flag! Look at the bottom left-hand corner of the picture, and you will see Jeff’s flag waving in front of his place!

Others in the hood are thinking about flying the colors!

Joe’s aim was perfect as it lights both flags and does not light the house up.  Thank you, Joe and Carri! I am lucky to have a super son that takes time to assist the old man!

Looks great!

We went back to another Bruce Willis movie, but I think we crashed in the middle of it, so we will rewatch it tomorrow!

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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