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Entries from April 2009

Look on the bright side

April 30th, 2009 · No Comments

8 out of 10 days of clouds and rain; one of those two sunny days will have thunderstorms. I’m working on this bright side thing . . . UPDATE: Dandelions have regrouped; tomorrow is that half day of predicted sunshine with thunderstorms in the afternoon. Tomorrow morning is W-Day (Weed) so all you folks listening […]

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I’m frustrated

April 29th, 2009 · 1 Comment

It is chilly and rainy today after a few days of warmth. On Monday I went out in the sun and sprayed dandelions; I have gone to war with them. I moved along the yard, toting my green canister and bending down low to attack each little offender. I figured I would monitor and follow […]

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The Leaning Tree – typo

April 28th, 2009 · No Comments

Der Bingle once said to me that he could not believe I did not have a bookmark for a blog I had. Actually, I bookmark very few things – reference places that have a complicated address or are fairly esoteric in that they relate to a kid’s school project and entailed a Google search. I […]

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From the fairground – a fair exchange

April 26th, 2009 · No Comments

Just a while ago, Der Bingle returned from the fairgrounds with Sydney, the last trip until next weekend. And he brought with him something he had found on the bleachers by the old Merchants Building. This: Yesterday, people had gathered for a giant garage sale and I guess this got lost in the commotion. Der […]

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A vignette from comments

April 26th, 2009 · No Comments

Yesterday, I mentioned buying an old  mallet  – with a do-it -yourself repair – at a rummage sale. This morning I found a warm, charming  and extremely well-written story in the comment left by Pottermom: I understand the mallet.  As I was helping clean out the upstairs of the family machine shop before the ranch […]

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April at 60 . . . and a mallet, too

April 25th, 2009 · 1 Comment

April is a good part over, but this morning it is here – stepping out into the back vestibule, I was met with warm, gentle, moist air. Not one thing harsh about it. When I was 30 – and younger, and some older – I would have been aware of it in the back of […]

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Another applicant to the Peanut Butter Cafe & Roadhouse

April 24th, 2009 · No Comments

Of course we aren’t a vegan eatery or hang-out or whatever you want to call the PBC&R, but we do know a fellow who is green and is not Kermit. Now he is thinking of working around the place , making it jolly, dontcha know. This Green Giant is a reincarnation of the the one […]

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My car could be a sundial

April 24th, 2009 · No Comments

Today, for the first time this year, I parked facing the west because of the brightness of the sun.  And, from time to time, the glare on the big flat windows of  noseless school buses  travelling east on the highway to the north would cause me to blink and avert my eyes.  The air outside […]

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Me, looking at you

April 23rd, 2009 · No Comments

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I know I was just here

April 23rd, 2009 · No Comments

The weather. I had to come home and look it up. At the fairgrounds the sky was cloudless and the sun glanced on the grass at an angle that caused the morning dew to shimmer silvery. Silvery? That is a word? I am not getting the dotted redline so I guess it is. I think […]

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