Monday, July 21, 2008
A Busy Day
Mid-July is hedge pruning time. Ordinarily, we like our green walls, 120 feet of holly on the east side, 100 feet of fir on the south side, and several columns of each throughout the yard. But this time of year we hate them, until we get them trimmed and back into shape. They are tall and require ladders. Tom cuts while I stand below and steady the ladder. The holly is prickly so we have to wear heavy clothes even if it's hot. Then there's the clean up, and eventually the shredding in the composter, since no yard waste leaves our yard, and it all gets recycled into compost or mulch. Today, after about a week of working at this task, usually in the cool of the mornings, we finished! Hallelujah! That was about noon. Then we got the raspberries picked as the clouds cleared off and the day warmed up. After a late lunch, Tom helped our neighbor check in with her airline tickets for her flight tomorrow. We'll take her to the airport at 6:30 am. We then continued in the task of setting up the new computer, arranging the hardware and dealing with the wires. We felt proud of ourselves when we were able to copy our email address list to the new email program. It was a very simple process once we figured out the new terms for the common functions, and which buttons did what. This evening, after a walk, we cashed in frequent flier miles for tickets to Colorado to spend Halloween with our grandchildren and their parents. Now we are tired.