First, I want to thank those of you who participated in the discussion on my last post. Whether you agree or disagree with the need for more gun control, it is an important topic as well as a growing crisis in our country.
I spent a lot of time over the weekend reading and thinking about what we need to do as a nation and as individuals to address the growing threat that guns pose to our children, and to all of us. We have work to do.
I highly recommend this post that is being shared on Facebook, written by a young man, a veteran, who is explaining to his mother just what weapons should be addressed, how we should construct gun regulations, and how to counter the traditional arguments against gun control. It's long, but worth the 15 minute investment.
But I did other things over the weekend too. I watched a lot of Olympics, exercised and walked, did a little work on my current sewing project, and rescued my grandchildren and fed them dinner when their mother was away and their power went out in one of several big windstorms we had Saturday and Sunday.
And then this morning we were faced with the clean up.
Yes, that's how the lawn still looks as a result of the raccoon destruction.
Besides the bigger tree boughs, the lawn was littered with twigs and fir cones that would require raking.
So this morning we got the housework and laundry done, our usual Monday morning routine. Then this afternoon we began cleaning the outside.
Now the bins are all full.
Tom raked the upper lawn and part of the lower, while I picked up big stuff and raked out the beds. Then he used the rotary lawn mower to suck up the less heavy debris on the lower lawn.
I finished picking up and cleaning up beds and then cleaned the patio.
Order is restored. We have more to do, in the side yard, and out front. We'll tackle that tomorrow. We have another dry day in store for us, but it is cold - the first time temps dipped into the 20s overnight this winter.
Our first mini-daffodils opened this weekend, but they may want to hide in their buds now until it warms up again.