Errands Day!

Fact: The giraffe has no vocal cords and communicates by vibrating the air around its neck.

It’s Wednesday and that means we are up early and cleaning the house before the house cleaners arrive.  The activity mostly involved the kitchen and office which is where we spend most of our time!

Late morning Mary fixed brunch and I decorated the cottage cheese using blueberries and nectarine slices.

Did You Know? Over 95 percent of all the nectarines that are grown in the United States are from California.

Brunch is served!

After lunch, we went to the Post Office to send out invitations and we doubled back to go to TJ’s for our new supply of Two Buck Chuck!  Next on our agenda was the Orange Nursery where we picked up two flats of herbs, zucchini, peppers, and other interesting items to plant in newly made available spaces.

We will be busy for a couple of hours.

On the way home, we dropped by the shoe store and picked up four pairs of shoes that we had redone.  Some of my shoes are ten years old but with the exception of the soles, are in great shape.  Plus, they are already worn in! Remember, if the shoe fits, get another one just like it.

We departed Casa Valencia again in the afternoon and went to Mary’s old office to get my eyes checked and see her dermatologist who was on the same floor.  We were getting hungry and we did NOT want to go out and eat so we made a beeline for home from Huntington Beach,

Mary dug into the refrigerator and came up with twice-baked potatoes, cabbage, and a large chunk of salmon which we applied herbs to along with a baked lemon.  I thought I had died and gone to heaven!

A fabulous dinner

While Mary was in the kitchen, I rewrote my last will and testament because of the procedure on Friday.  My cardiologist keeps sending me x-rays of his chest. A bit weird I know but it just shows his heart is in the right place.

We talked to my lawyer this morning and the changes I wanted would take too much time so the handwritten document would do 90% of what I wanted. I called the affected parties to let them know what I had done. They understood and were quite happy.

We dined on the patio with a very pleasant breeze and a beautiful view.

After dinner, we walked the backyard to review the progress.  We made some last-minute changes widening the beds by almost twelve inches.  Tomorrow excavation begins to set the footings for the individual bed walls.  It requires either a jackhammer or a trencher; the first is HARD!!  When the first jackhammer was invented it was a groundbreaking innovation!

Progress is being made

The tomato patch is going into overdrive with a bag of tomatoes available every day.

The mini-garden is going crazy with tomatoes.

We wanted to pick some but had no bag so we used the next best thing, Mary’s blouse.

We didn’t have a container for the tomatoes.

She is a good sport and carried almost twenty tomatoes into the house using her blouse.  We had a good laugh.  Then I remembered, that knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.

Dang, I never thought of it this way; if the tomato is a fruit, then ketchup is a smoothie.

Dang! That top carried a lot of tomatoes.

After our walk around the yard, we crashed and watched two movies, “Any Which Way But Loose” and “Pink Cadillac”.

We are headed for the gym bright and early, then to the hospital for pre-check-in activities, and then Girls Night Out.  Our contractor, Gary, will be here all day and will watch for Scout the Wonder Dog.

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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