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It’s Almost Here! Independence Day, YEAH!!!

July is here, and we are halfway to Christmas! Time is flying. At my age, I have many fewer years to look forward to than the years that have gone by, but I plan to make the best use of my allowed time!

After strolling through the garden, we tortured ourselves at the gym for a solid hour. By the end, we were so done that we had to crawl to the car, plop ourselves in, and wait for the air conditioning to revive us. The workout was good for us, but placing us on the 55 freeway and asking us to chase cars seems a little much!

Being “old,” we had to do our Monday social activity: visiting the pharmacies. We went to Walgreens and then CVS, trying to keep everyone in business. That was so much fun we decided to go home and fill our pill boxes. We did two weeks at a time, and you would swear that it was hailing on a tin roof as we tossed pills into our containers.

It was 88 degrees outside so Mary decided to stay in and do some chores. I, on the other hand, was sent out into the blazing heat to repair the drip watering system. Sweltering in the intense sunshine, I managed to get half of the line fixed, and then disaster struck!

So, picture this: I’m holding a butane hand torch in one hand and a 1/4 plastic drip tubing in the other. I decide to turn on the torch, but guess what? It’s pointed right at the palm of my hand! Next thing I know, I’m not just burning plastic; I’m also roasting my hand inadvertently. Being your own barbecue is less fun than it sounds!


I raced into the house and put butter on it! Then I yelled for my doctor, but I got no answer! I tried again, but I got no answer! Then I saw her head out in the garden, so I screamed for her help! She came running and properly took care of the problem. After she doctored it, I felt no pain!

We went harvesting tomatoes, onions, basil, and garlic because Mary wanted to make the first bruschetta of the season. I sliced and diced while Mary took care of the bread. She chopped up an entire baguette, and with the exception of two pieces, which we took to our neighbor Jeff, we ate the whole thing!

It was so good, it tasted like Summer!

It was delicious!

While at Ralphs, I approached the very beautiful woman in the large supermarket and asked, “You know, I’ve lost my wife here in the supermarket. Can you talk to me for a couple of minutes?” “Why?” “Because every time I talk to a beautiful woman, my wife appears out of nowhere.”

After stuffing our faces at dinner, we plopped to watch more of “The Good Doctor” and were tucked into bed by 8:30 pm. Between our super intense weekend activities and the heat, we were as exhausted as a sloth in a marathon!

Tomorrow, we are getting ready for the party on the 4th so that we will be running around like chickens with our heads cut off.

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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