Lag Bolts Off

It took only 15 minutes once he had the proper tools: Ron removed the lag bolts from under the outdoor shower.

Meanwhile, I dug up the rest of the ivy and transplanted a couple of little guys to the corner garden.

I’m eager for the shower to be disassembled so we can figure out a way to keep the squirrels from climbing on it to get to the roof.

Ron snagged bread and rolls from the Senior Center and brought home bagels from Stop & Shop.

He had another good men’s exercise class session.

Switched Beds

I moved our beds so that Ron has the wall space away from the window.  I get fresh air, he stays warm.

Otherwise, typical Sunday:  New York Times, laundry, change sheets, transfer station.

Homemade sweet and sour cabbage and spaghetti squash with sauce and Parm for lunch.

Weeding Ivy

Ron was busy with the water blaster so I worked on removing the ivy and blackberries in back of the house.

Starting to feel bad about all this destruction of plants.

This morning, I brought a box of paperwork to a shredding station at the Centerville Rockland Trust.

Picked up groceries at Stop & Shop on the way back and dropped off a small load of yard detritus at the transfer station.

Ron tried to water blast the squirrels’ nests with limited results.

Cooking; Em

I made an eggplant loaf and roasted a spaghetti squash.

We drove Em to work yesterday.  Ron bought the batteries and chargers he needed at Home Depot.

On the way back, we picked up mac and cheese at the Barnstable Village Market.

Fitness Class; Farmer’s Market

Ron completed his first fitness class today and thinks it’s going to be worthwhile.

I did more garden cleanup.  Was working on the house side of the fence when it started to rain.  Waited it out in the shed by the driveway: nice.

Removed a pile of violets and goldenrod from the old bean garden and pulled out old stalks from two big decorative grasses.  Stupidly, did not wear gloves, so my left hand got sliced to ribbons.  Got four bandages on it.

Bloody sick of weeding!

I picked up corn, potatoes, donuts, radishes and eggplant at the Falmouth Farmers Market.

Corn and Kale Salad with Cranberries for supper.  Ron helped prep and did most of the clean up.  Nice!

Kale; 67

We had more rain this morning, about an inch and a half in total.  Ron thinks it was closer to two inches.

Did a little more cleanup in the front.

Nice afternoon with my honey: we brought yard detritus and recyclables to the transfer station, then did a shop at Marshalls, Roche and the Organic Market.  Filled the truck at Cumby.

Roche was for coffee and cookies.  Organic Market was for vegetables.  Marshalls was for socks for me and sweats and a hoodie for Ron’s exercise class tomorrow.  I inhaled the raw kale and bad carbs for supper.

Set up the Dell in the new room.  Paid Ed, Arbella and MPIUA.


Ron is on a mission to find a metric bolt and cheesecake and to pay the MWD bill for Edgewater.

I was continuing with cleanup in front of the fence when the sky got quite dark.  Waited to go in until I heard the rain falling in the back yard and it caught me.  A fine deluge; those with water barrels must be exultant.  Thunder, too; we may if we’re lucky get a couple of hours of rain.

I’d watered part of the back this morning, paid bills and got squared away with not needing to drive Em tomorrow.  Offered to drive tonight, but Peter already took care of it; they only worked an hour.

Dem Is Trucks (Cows and Ducks)

Ron told me this yesterday and I thought it was great.

Sajo der dego, a toussin bus sin arow!
Nojo demis trux, summit cousin, summet dux!

Say Joe there they go, a thousand buses in a row.
No Joe, them is trucks, some with cows and some with ducks.

Seville, der dago
Tausen busis inaro
Noville dem iss trux
Votsinnims? Cousen dux.

See, Ville, der day go,
Tausen buses in a row
No, Ville, dem is trucks,
Vots in ’ems? Cows ‘n ducks.

O, si vile, si ergo,
Fortibus es inero!
O nobile, demis trux.
Vadis indem? Causem dux.

Isabili, heres ago
fortibus in ero
noces mari Thebi trux
vatis enim pax a dux?

O sibile, si ergo.
Fortibus es in ero.
O nobili, deis trux!
Vates enim? causa an dux!

See Willy der deh go,
40 buses in a row
them no buses
them is trucks
sittin’ in ’em (orig. version was “demis fula” = them is full of”)
cows ‘n ducks

Watering; Weeding; Gashed Finger

Weeded 99.9% of the tomato garden.

Kitty was by this morning and the rabbit this afternoon.

Watered new plants and companions in several places.

Ron did reasonably well with CBD oil today and got squared away with Humana.

Paid Chase and HFCU.

Got checks from NEPS.

I put a gash in my left middle finger and as a result, got to spend some quality time on the deck with Ron this afternoon.