Another Busy Saturday!

Fact: When there’s a double rainbow, the second rainbow mirrors the primary one. It’s always exciting to spot a rainbow—but it’s even more thrilling to spot a double rainbow. Frankly, you may have been so captivated by the stunning occurrence that you failed to notice a wonderfully delightful detail: The second arch displays its colors in the opposite order of the primary rainbow!

Even though it was Saturday morning, we got up early because the tree people were supposed to be here between eight and 9:30 AM.  Mary went out into the street and took a look at where we first marked for the plants to be put.  After seeing it from across the street, we adjusted their locations by a couple of feet so they would be just right.

I asked Mary, “How does a tree get on the Internet?”  She thought about it, and then I blurted out, “It logs in.”

Where shall we put the trees?

The picture below is the “before” shot.  We will have a producing orange and avocado trees in a few short years.  It’s a perfect location because our house faces north, and the sun will come across the back of the house and provide plenty of sunshine for the new trees, and it will not shade the flowers on the wall.

We marked the spot!

The five guys went to work digging holes in my beautiful front yard. They did an excellent job at cleaning up, and not only that, they took the grass that they had dug up and moved it to the backyard and put it where the two previous trees were.

The guys show up at 9:30 AM.

Their equipment was perfect for this type of work.  They had loading ramps and lifts in three places. The truck had a crew cab because all six guys fit in with no problem.

Ready to go!

The avocado tree already has some small fruit on it; we could potentially get avocados later on in the summer.  I tried to make guacamole with an unripe avocado. It was pit-iful.

How do avocado spies communicate? They use guacie-talkies!

They did a great job of putting in the trees!

Mary inspects the new plantings; they look lovely.  The orange tree is full of blossoms, and it should produce later this summer!  I love oranges, and thanks to our super neighbors, we never run out. In fact,  I’m scared I’m turning orange. Hopefully, it’s just a pigment of my imagination!

Mary eyeballs the results.

After the plantings, Mary and I made bread, with her doing most of the work!  We made two loaves, one in a bread machine and the other from scratch and a loaf pan.  They made the house smell wonderful.

At 3:30 PM, it was nappy time; a good hour nap was needed as we were both tired.  At 4:45 PM, we were up and moving again and put away Easter.  We cannot find the Easter ornament small boxes which were in the garage for the past two months!  We gave up and bubble-wrapped everything!

Scout was next door at a party, but he will be home soon!

Robin and Bob are coming over tonight for a visit which we always enjoy.  We sat outside for almost two hours until the thermometer indicated 64 degrees.  We came inside, and I lit the fireplace to knock off some of the evening chills!  We had homemade bread and drank margaritas and wine until 10:00 PM.  Bob and daughter Robin are just simply delightful!

The Duda’s come over for a visit!

The day was quite successful as days go.  We got new trees; the backyard dead trees are gone, we brushed up on our bread-making skills, Easter is put away; all is good!

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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