Out And About!

Fact:  Worms prepare for a flood: Worms wriggle up to the earth’s surface before a flood.  Because they cannot get oxygen when the soil is flooded, they come up to the surface to breathe.

Dancing last night took its toll; we were not awake until almost 7:30 AM.  We scrambled, got our morning coffee, and were ready to hit the road at 10:30 AM.

While we were getting ready, Carlos and his nephew came over and scalped our trees; they were getting large and beginning to rub the top of the He-Shed and She-Shed, plus they were hanging over into our neighbor’s yard.

Before the treatment, they were pretty but too big for the area.

In a few hours, the haircut was finished!  It looks like it will never come back, but indeed it will!


Our security camera picked up the activities while the trimming was underway.  They did an excellent job of cleaning everything up afterward.

A view captured from our security which is located on the He-Shed.

Our first stop was to drop off Scout at the hairdresser; he enjoyed the visit and looked pretty afterward.  I have a question:  At what age is it appropriate to tell my dog that he’s adopted?

Then we went to South Coast Plaza and visited Macy’s as Mary needed a new purple dress; we found two and came home with both.

We needed gas and a visit to Chico’s, so we went to Los Alamitos, but on the way, hunger pains began striking us, so we stopped at the club.

I suggested a new restaurant called Karma.  There’s no menu.  You get what you deserve.

Mary likes the Old Ranch menu, and we shared a hamburger and a small salad with cream of broccoli soup!  We managed to down a glass of wine while we enjoyed lunch.

The seat by the window lets us watch the activities, including the wild animals at the course.

The Pelicans were our fishing in the last this afternoon!

We are coordinating our visit to Detroit, so we currently answer all calls.  Mary decided my sore foot needed a foot doctor’s attention, so she called our friend, Dr. Bill! actually pretty painful.  I keep telling myself, “Pain is only temporary, no matter how long it lasts.”

Getting ready for next week’s travels.

After lunch, we got gas and dropped by Chico’s, and they did not have any shorts; it was the end of the season.  One more stop, the Chico’s in Huntington Beach.  BINGO!  Mary was able to get a new pair of shorts.

Returning home via the hairdresser, Mary got a package from Amazon.  The four decorations now have a new home on our back patio, and the lights look wonderful1

Mary got a surprise when we returned home.

I sat the rest of the day with one foot in the ice water.  The decorations are 90% up; we need to attack the Halloween Tree tomorrow morning, and we will be done.

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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