Monday; I Am Tired Of Being Tired!

I bought a vacuum cleaner six months ago, and so far, all it’s been doing is gathering dust.

Well, when all is going well, look out!  I put water in the hot tub this morning, and Marry noticed the interior stairs were not in the proper location!  Crap!  We had to call and have the movers reorient the tub 180 degrees.

We worked in the yard for a while. I bought some additional herbs and new green beans.  Mary uses garnish in her cooking, and I, therefore, made two new garnish boxes with different types of parsley in them!

Mary watered, and I planted; we worked for almost an hour!

Tim, our handyman, worked around the house for several hours.  He is doing things I could do, BUT I have things to do he can’t do, so!

Mary and Colleen were collaborating, and when I returned, Mary had curled Colleen’s hair. They were playing “hair salon,” I think.  I am so happy that the kids have grown fond of her; I am indeed a lucky man!  I told Colleen, “I knew I was going bald when it was taking longer and longer to wash my face.”


We worked in the house, attempting to put the final touches on everything.  We still have hours of work ahead of us, maybe a week.

I drained the spa, and we called the spa folks; they are returning Wednesday to rotate the tub 180 degrees.  By Friday, we ought to be able to go into the spa!

We got the office back in shape, and we are down the three boxes in the house yet to unpack!

We got cleaned up, ready to go to the Garden Grove Elks but decided to stop by Dianne and David’s for a quick tour.  We told Colleen about it, but she was not sure what to expect.  Her eyes bugged out as we walk through the home.

The upstairs was a wonderland of memories!

Even the garage was full with the Clampett’s real car on display!

Jed asked us to “Come in and sit a spell”!

We finally made it to the Elks, where we were supposed to dance, but alas, we had to improvise.  They had the 9 Carat Gold in the ballroom, but the ballroom was set up for Bingo!  We found ways to dance anyway!

Bob did the honors. He is quite a cut-up! I told Bob, “Most stressful thing about being a dragon: trying to blow out the candles on your birthday cake.”

Bob cuts the cheese, cheesecake, that is!

We have wonderful friends, and we like to celebrate their birthdays at least twice a year or more.

Our birthday people, Donna, Vic, and Irene!

Then we sang, making all the dogs in the neighborhood bark, the cats shriek, and tiny children run to their mommies!  It was a horrible sound akin to a demolition derby!

Singing happy birthday!

We danced for a while but decided we were tired, so we had two more stops.  Rockwell’s came first, where Mary and I shared a soup and sandwich combo, and Colleen dived into a salad.

Rockwell’s just before closing time!

She is a pretty girl, inside and out!  We are proud of her and her wonderful family!

Colleen got her tummy full before crashing!

But wait, there’s more!  We called up Jan M. and went to her house for a teeny tiny nightcap, a half glass of wine.  We talked for thirty minutes and then headed to Casa Valencia to crash!

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 am involved seriously with a long-time friend, Mary, and life goes on.
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