Friday Has Arrived; The Weekend Cometh!

It’s hard to go from having a partner in life, to doing everything on your own. It’s not that I can’t cope with being on my own, but I was used to the security and comfort of having someone at my side and on my side, my best friend.

Sue loved her sister Diane and was always talking about our nieces, Hannah, and Lisa.

It’s going to be a warm day, so I planned to work hard this morning and rest in the afternoon and wait until six-ish to take a walk.

So I started by going to Lowe’s to get a large pot for the plant that overran its container.  No luck, so I went to H&H, no lunch, so I returned home.  Then, as if a bolt of lightning hit me, I remembered I had a spare half of a 55-gallon drum in the backyard! I moved it around to the front yard and did some repotting. These plants were not small; they were, in fact, almost 10 feet tall.

The plant closest to the door was only 6″ tall when it was given to us by my cousin after Mom passed away, that was thirty years ago!

The grey paint job looks pretty good from this angle!  I installed the security lights, so when Sue and I would get some after an evening of dancing, I would not have to turn on the lights manually.

A better view of the thirty-year-old monster that started as a tiny plant!

Of course, tight in the middle of the repotting activity, I got a call from the UK (Brian and Jan), and then the gardener showed up.  My timing is, as usual, impeccable!

After cleaning up the mess, I decided it was time to eat. I had more to do in the afternoon, so I fixed a quick blue cheese hamburger. That took me all of about 15 minutes, and frankly, it was good as any burger I’ve had at the burger stands.

One additional task before resting, and that was to wash off all the areas to be painted tomorrow.  Side, I went ahead and cleaned up the patio so we would have a place to talk tomorrow.

The visiting area is ready!

I see a lot of grapes soon!

Another six weeks, and it will be time to stomp these little suckers!

Lazy is good, so I practiced it this afternoon.  I laid down and watched a movie and one episode of “The Ranch”.  I walk just to get the old body moving.  Today I walked  3,3 miles in 9,459 steps.

When I returned, I noticed that the top of the tangerine tree needs to be picked/trimmed, so I will add that to tomorrow’s list of things to do.  I can do it, but I want someone here when I climb to the top of the ladder with the snippers.

There is a lot of juice in them thar branches!

I noticed a note from some great friends, and I decided I would run by their house and wave howdy from a distance.  I became convinced that I should sit and enjoy a glass of vino with them; It was delightful. We talked and laughed and giggled and shared, you know, the things good friends do!  Thank you for a lovely evening!

The three of us opened up Huntington Beach well ahead of the planned date!  And we did it with a lot of giggles!

The chronometer indicated it was 9:30 PM as I skidded into the garage.  I had to park the car inside as it got cleaned today by Juan.

Time for a shower and beddy-bye! It’s going to be a busy day tomorrow and also another warm one!

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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