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T-1; We are Rushing Around To Get Ready!

This country has gone crazy!!!

We walked slowly through the nursery and voila, the baby beans were crying!  They want to get big and get picked and go into the house!  Little do they know!

In the nursery

The zucchini are doing well, and we have already given several away to visitors.  The weather is so cool that they are confused; they like it hot.

Anotjher week and you will be in a salad.

Tomatoes are beginning to show color and are ending up in our salads!


Pineapple Guavas are doing well.  Pineapple guavas are small in size, averaging 4 to 6 centimeters in length and 2 to 5 centimeters in diameter, and have an oval, oblong, to slightly pyriform shape. The skin is semi-thin, waxy, easily bruised but tough, and has a smooth, taut, and lightly ridged texture. The skin also has a dull green to yellow-green coloring, sometimes blushed with red-orange patches, and is covered in a pale grey-white bloom. Underneath the skin, the white flesh is thick, watery, and granular, encasing a central cavity of translucent pulp suspending anywhere from 20 to 40 tiny edible seeds.

The flesh is also generally semi-firm and crisper than true guava varieties, but it can be left at room temperature to soften. Pineapple guavas release a robust, tropical aroma even before they are fully ripe. When grown at home, it is easy to tell when Pineapple guavas are ripe as they will fall from the tree. In most markets,

The Pineapple Guava is producing blossoms.

Pineapple guavas are typically sold ripe, but they can also be left for a few days to mature. The fruits will not change color when ripe, but they will soften slightly and develop an aromatic scent. Pineapple guavas have a sweet-tart, tropical, and floral taste with nuances of strawberries, pineapples, kiwis, apples, and mint.

The fruit ought to begin to show in two weeks

We bought two new Adirondack Chairs and hope to assemble them soon.

Awaiting to be assembled.

Did You Know? The Adirondack chair is an outdoor lounge chair with wide armrests, a tall slatted back, and a seat that is higher in the front than the back. Its name references the Adirondack Mountains.

The chair was invented by Thomas Lee between 1900 and 1903 in Westport, New York, but was patented by his friend Harry C. Bunnell, who added some minor adaptations to make it more suitable for convalescents. The chairs were popularized in nearby tuberculosis sanatoria, where they were favored for the way the armrests helped open up the sitter’s chest. The Lee-Bunnell chair, however, had a single plank for the chair back, and it was not until 1938 that the fan-shaped back with slats was patented by Irving Wolpin.

The iPhone showed us a picture of us two years ago at Disneyland, we were still “dating”.

Two years ago today!

We stopped by the bank, then Freeway Honda to get the van, and finally to the Elks Lodge where Dianne joined us for lunch!

At the Elks!

Departing the Elks in two cars, Mary went home, and I stopped by CVS and then the gasoline station to get robbed.

We made it home and packed for the next four hours.  Neither of us have been on a cruise in years, so it was like the first time.  I hope all the baggage will fit into the tiny rooms on the ship!

Happy 21st Anniversary, Bob and Robin; thank you for bringing our lives!

We love our kids!!!


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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