With Spring officially here, it’s time to tidy up the yard after winter. So for the past several weeks, I’ve cut down a cherry tree, trim back my huge rhododendrons, and hacked back my bamboo hedge. Needless to say, I’ve filled my green waster bin, my neighbor’s green waste bin, and about four extra garbage cans full of yard debris.
We still need to do a few more yard tasks. In the next few weeks, we need to clean out the pool, mow my lawn (I’ll ask my son Hayden to do that and it will take probably three weeks of nagging for him to do it), and do some weeding.
As I’m out in my yard working…you can enjoy a mint and my misery.
I didn’t realize that is now about a month since I last posted. I can honestly say, I’ve thought about writing a witty blog entry but those thoughts have quickly passed. I’ve been busy with work. I even convinced my wife to allow me to suspend the cable TV service for the summer so I refocus on family, friends, and blogging. Sadly, this is Day 2 of no cable TV and my dear wife is going through severe withdraw shakes at the moment. I’m afraid my great experiment is doomed.
Now, I know you are probably wondered what else I have been up to. I’ve stepped up to the plate and took over the Scoutmaster position in my son’s troop. I’m hoping that he will hurry up and get his Eagle Scout award in the next twelve months so I can “retire” from the job. I’m also still my daughter’s Girl Scout troop leader. We are bridging over into the next level: Cadettes. New uniform and new challenges. This summer we are planning to do a two night campout at the local state park…I hope they have Wifi!
We also managed to get our ghetto swimming pool set up for the summer. In the Puget Sound area, we don’t get a lot of hot weather but my daughters and her friends think we live in Florida. They are in the swimming pool all the time and the water temperature is only 65 degrees.