and I are working every day of the week
between us. This can be very complicated
as we have only one vehicle and it is
the only mode of transportation available.
Our evenings are the only time we see
willingly choose such a rigorous schedule,
particularly at my time of life, but
times are very hard and we do what we
On Tuesday evening Attila and I headed for the hills after our evening meal. We picked about two pounds of wild blueberries, which will be lovely in blueberry pancakes this winter.
Another infection is raging underneath one of my teeth, one that recently received an expensive root canal. They can save the tooth, if I see a "specialist". Insanity. I won't be seeing any specialist, as I cannot pay for such treatment. As things stand now, I'll work every weekend all summer long and not make enough to pay the dental bills incurred by the most economical dental treatments. I would not count this as one of my better summers. Still, each day brings a little joy in one form or another.
It has been a quiet summer, with no visitors at all. Very different from last summer. The failing economy is having an impact on everyone's lifestyle.
Attila and I have planted a little garden on our deck. We have basil, chives and tomato plants in planters. The deck is not accessible to wildlife, so we are hoping to actually harvest the crop. It is very pretty, looking out the window at the pots and greenery.
I've been applying for another round of jobs, even had an interview. Nothing has come of any of these efforts.
The mosquitoes have declined in number and that is a blessing indeed. It is particularly nice since Attila is still bringing in fire wood for the winter. Working outside has become a more pleasant experience.
The temperatures have been generally very cool this summer so far. Personally, I'm loving it! However, the tourist industry is dominant here and this weather is definitely having a dampening effect on local businesses. Really though, we are having lots of bright sunny days with high temperatures around 20 C. There is much to enjoy in such weather as this.
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