I live a relatively isolated existence,
the majority of my social contact consists
of people who work for the companies
that Attila and I do business with,
like Bell Telephone. Today's quote represents
the nature of the majority of my social
interactions. One can forget all too
easily that other kinds of contact
exist. This particular modern world
may be a marvel of technology and affluence,
may also be one of the saddest human
Our weekend was wonderful. Catriona, with Rymal and Helena and her children, picked me up and we proceeded to Catriona's country property to repair damage done by vandals. In a few short hours we had replaced the glass in the smashed windows and cleaned everything up ship shape. By the time we were finished the wonderful warm feeling in the place had returned and all was well.
We all piled into Catriona's van and headed over to Harriet's cottage. Hogan has been working away, making huge improvements. The place has gone from beyond rustic to cute. We had a lovely visit, shared a meal and played cards into the night.
Attila and I returned the next day for a short visit before Catriona and gang headed home again. We took our water jugs to the spring to fill them, then went into town for a few groceries and nice long walk away from the mosquitoes.
Attila has decided to quit smoking. We are on day two and he is doing really well. I am immensely relieved, as I would like to keep him around forever.
Attila planted four tomato plants and three basil plants in planters on the deck. I'll have to watch these over the summer, as it gets quite hot out there and they will need watering every day. The deck is raised, so we feel that the deer will not be able to eat the plants down to the ground this year.
We did not get as far as preparing the soil and planting squash this year. I haven't forgotten it though, it is on my list for next spring.
This morning I am making granola and puttering about the house. After my the great purge, assisted by Terra, I am finding it easier to keep things organized.
|RECIPES :: Cast
'Thank you for dialing the helpline. All of our operators are busy at the moment but, if you stay on the line, your call will eventually be answered by an uninterested individual who knows less than you do and will say anything at all to make you shut up and go away. Meanwhile, here is some dreadful music.'
A few clouds
Wind: NW 4km/h
Relative Humidity: 68%
Pressure: 101.80 kPa
Visibility: 14.0 km
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